Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pasta in Chowder




Pasta in Chowder is so affordable and comes in big serving. It is not only for one person. I shared Puttanesca with my mom at home but we were not able to finish it. It is good for 3 people. It's Italian style (not sweet). It is very delicious. 😍 You can watch them cook your food.

Visit Chowder in Raymundo gate UP Los Banos Laguna. The food stall is under the big white tent (Fat Yard)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Free Tickets to International Book Fair

Sept 13-17, 2017
SMX Convention Center

Just download and print.






Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer


I bought this concealer for P230+. I searched for reviews before buying it and reviewers say it is effective. I chose the shade Medium or 25 which is 1 or 2 shades lighter than my skintone.

It has a plastic transparent seal so customers are assured no one swatched it before buying. It has a medium to full coverage. It is even when applied. It is lightweight and doesn't feel sticky. It doesn't have an unpleasant smell.

I just used a little amount under my eyes and it is effective in concealing. It is buildable. For pimple marks you can use it for spot concealing. It doesn't oxidize or get oily easily.

Without concealer

With concealer
I would say it is effective in hiding eyebags but I more curious if the Age rewind is more effective.

More info about the product from Maybelline.com

Fit Me® Concealer makeup for flawless, natural coverage. This oil-free concealer matches skin tones to deliver a more even complexion.

Benefits:
Skin looks perfected with this natural coverage concealer. This oil-free formula conceals redness, flaws, and blemishes. Matches all skin tones. Dermatologist tested. Ophthalmologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance-free.

Contents: 6.8ml

Ingredients:

G852443 INGREDIENTS: WATER (AQUA), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, GLYCERIN, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, OZOKERITE, PHENOXYETHANOL, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, METHYLPARABEN, ACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMER, ALUMINA, BUTYLPARABEN, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, TOCOPHEROL, SILICA, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA FLOWER EXTRACT), MAY CONTAIN (+/-): (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), MICA F.I.L. D43567/2

How To Use:

Step 1. Dot concealer onto imperfections or under the eyes.
Step 2. Pat with a finger to blend.

Rating: 1-5, 5 highest
Concealing power- 4
Lightweight- 5
Non greasy- 5
Price- 5
Contents(ml)- 5
Overall 5

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lazada 99 Sale + Free Shipping

3-day 9.9 SALE !  Wait, 99 Sale + Free Shipping Nationwide for 3 days? Yes you heard it right!!

Our FREE SHIPPING NATIONWIDE for 3 days will waive all the shipping fees of your order regardless of the total amount! And even bulky items like refrigerators or cabinets can be shipped to as far as Mindanao free of shipping fees!
 
To make things more exciting here's the list of Flash Sale Highlight for Day 1: 
12:00 AM
SRP: Php 6,999
Flash Sale: 
Php 5,599
01:00 PM
SRP: Php 599
Flash Sale: 
Php 299
07:00 PM
SRP: Php 390
Flash Sale: 
Php 199
09:00 AM
SRP: Php 1,200
Flash Sale:
 
Php 99
03:00 PM
SRP: Php 4,399
Flash Sale: 
Php 2,579
09:00 PM
SRP: Php 3,499
Flash Sale: 
Php 999
11:00 AM
SRP: Php 1,300
Flash Sale: 
Php 1,169
05:00 PM
SRP: Php 970
Flash Sale: 
Php 159
Our Bestsellers and Bundles!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Review: 3W Clinic Powder



I bought the 3W clinic powder shade #21 because my Innisfree powder ran out. I wanted to try another Korean brand loose powder. It contains 30g and I bought it for P250.

Packaging

It has a box so you are assured that it cannot be opened quickly by other customers. It also has a seal inside the sifter. It contains a medium puff inside. It is bulky if you bring it everyday inside your bag so you need to transfer some amount in a smaller sifter.



Review

I thought it would look so white on my skin but once you spread it, it is like translucent. However, it is not long lasting after in less than an hour my face starts to get oily even if I am dry to normal skin. I also touch my face to feel if the product is still there. In less than an hour the powder goes off.

If you are using liquid foundation, it is better to put powder foundation then you can place this product on top. I would not recommend that you use it alone especially during hot weather.

It is lightweight and would not put a white cast in your selfies but I haven't tried it when using a camera with flash.



Rating:
Long lasting - 2
Packaging - 5
Contents - 5
No white cast - 4
Over all - 2

Disclaimer: All opinions are mine. This post is not sponsored

Saturday, August 26, 2017

First drone race of the south at Cybercon 2.0


SM Southmall celebrates Cybermonth with a first-ever drone race in the south! Cybercon 2.0 features a state of the art drone racing event, with licensed drone pilots vying to win the prize and to finish the race track first. The drone race commenced last August 27, at the 4F South Tower Parking. In partnership with National Drone League, Vivo, Power Mac Center, and Nikon, this year’s Cybercon is focused on traditional and modern photography, with the Gadget Expo and Photography Workshops at the event center from August 21-28. The Gadget Expo offers great deals and discounts on the latest gadgets and accessories for cameras and mobile photography as well. Photography Workshops were conducted by Nikon’s professional photographers, basic skills on drone flying from the National Drone League, and digital photo editing skills from Power Mac Center. Truly, SM Southmall caters to the different tastes of its community. No matter the season, the occasion or the time of the year, SM Southmall welcomes the community with open arms.

Freelancer Fair 2017: Spelling Out Freedom With Freelancing



What comes to mind when you think of Freelancing?  Do you see it as merely a sideline job or as what we Filipinos informally call ‘Raket’?  By common definition, Freelancing is when you are self-employed, by offering your skills and services to clients or businesses, without necessarily being bounded to a single employer or a long-term contract. If you haven’t dipped your toes in Freelancing, then perhaps now is the time to consider.
Did you know that according to Upwork, a leading global online jobs platform, the Philippines is the third highest - earning country in the world when it comes to freelancing? In fact, more than 1.4 million Filipinos are registered in the platform alone!

With the sheer power of that number, it only attests to an overwhelming number of individuals who have found their fulfillment and achieved their #Lifegoals in Freelancing. This is not to ignore that like any other profession or job, Freelancing does have its own unique struggles, but if you’re the kind of person who wishes to feel and be more empowered in one or in all aspects of your life, then allow us to sum up what Freelancing can give you: F-R-E-E-D-O-M.  And yes, we do intend to spell it out literally, by giving you our take of what that word means in the world of Freelancing.  So if you’re an aspiring freelancer or entrepreneur, or avoiding a potential bout of “FOMO”, then read on!

1)      F - lexibility and Autonomy

We live in the Digital Age, so it should come as no surprise the technologies that can allow us to work anytime and anywhere, and provide services to clients from anywhere in the globe! Say goodbye to long commutes and hello to telecommuting! Also, the nature of Freelancing can give you the flexibility and autonomy to work at your own pace and choose the clients and projects you want to work on.

2)      R – ewarding Career
Who says that Freelancing can’t be a career or profession? For many who have gone this route, it has paved way for them to pursue their dream jobs without the constraints of a fixed job description or the frustration of being stuck in a mundane ‘9-5’ office job. As a self-employed professional, you are fully empowered to pursue projects that would nurture your skills and passions.

3)      E – ndless possibilities
As a freelancer, there is no limit to the opportunities and possibilities you can pursue, now that you have full control of your career, profession and time. Whereas before, the most part of your day and energy would be spent in long energy-draining meetings and long commutes, Freelancing lets you color and fill each day with activities that you consider truly aligned in attaining your life goals.

4)      E – nables you to design your own lifestyle
Are you a night owl who is most productive in the evenings? Dreamed of having your own 4-Hour Work Week? Or what about getting down to finally working on that business plan for your dream start-up? With Freelancing, you can get creative on how you design your typical week, that would specially cater to your unique personality, interests and quirks.


5)      D – o things your way
Always had a need to be in full control of your work, surroundings and growth? Then Freelancing will definitely give you that! Being your own boss is one of the great perks of being a Freelancer, and that means getting things AND results done just the way you envisioned it.

6)      O – wn your time
Ever wondered how it would be like to respond to emails in your swimwear, with your toes brushing the sand as it points towards a breathtaking view of the beach? Well, in the Freelancing Handbook, you are free to take a vacation in the middle of the week, just as long as you get the job done and your clients happy. Becoming a Freelancer means taking full control of your time and schedule.

7)      M – ake room for the people and things that truly matter
And here’s the most important part. Freelancing enables you to spend more time with your family, and other things that truly make life meaningful. With Freelancing, it has paved way for the rise of thousands of hands-on mommies, who find fulfillment in being able to nurture both their families and careers. Whilst for many others, they found it in more time spent in pursuing volunteer work, or in endeavors which define their passions and values.

There you have it. That’s how you spell Freedom with Freelancing!
And if you’re itching to learn more about the boundless opportunities of being a Freelancer, then you’re in luck. This year, Manila Workshops, with the support of the Department of Information Communications and Technology (DICT), will be holding the 2nd Freelancer Fair on Sept. 2, 2017, to be held at the Bayanihan Center, Pioneer, Pasig City.  It is the country’s first and largest event for Freelancers, which would gather together freelancers, business owners and brands for a whole day of talks tackling the Freelancing Landscape and the different opportunities in store for both existing and aspiring freelancers.  The theme for this year’s full day event is Cultivating Relationships, as inspired by the mission to cultivate, nurture and help more people discover how Freelancing can help them achieve their professional and personal goals.
For more information about this year’s  The Freelancer Fair, visit their Event Page. Get your ticket and see you at the Fair!

Php 200 Off for this event: Use this code TFF17blog_LF200off

PROGRAM & SPEAKER SCHEDULE: 
8:30 am to 9:00 am: Registration
◊ Part 1: FREELANCING: AN OVERVIEW
9:00 am to 9:15 am: Opening Remarks: Cultivating Relationships w/ Ginger Arboleda, CEO of Manila Workshops
9:15 am to 9:35 am: The Freelancing Industry in the Philippines w/  Mon Ibrahim, Director of Department of Information Communications & Technology (DICT)
9:40 am to 10:00 am: Freelancing Association: Introduction of DCAP w/ Genesis Reonico, Founder of OnlineJobsUniversity.com
◊ Part 2: FREELANCING AS A PROFESSION: SUPPORT & SERVICES 
10:00 am to 10:20 am: Business Registration and Taxation w/ Dandy Victa, President of Manila Civil Service Review & Mark Ong of Taxumo
10:20 am to 11:00 am: Freelancers’ Funds Flow: Local and International w/ EON & PAYONEER
11:00 am to 11:20 am: Freelancers: Finding Your Purpose w/ Jackie Cañiza, Founder of Haraya Coaching
11:40 am to 12:15 pm: Freelancing Opportunities and Tools w/ Fitz Villafuerte, Founder of 199jobs.com
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm: Lunch Break
◊ Part 3: ONLINE FREELANCING
1:00 pm to 1:20 pm: Building Relationship Through Email w/ Allan Ngo, Founder of Digital Solopreneur
1:20 pm to 2:00 pm: Building a Brand and Relationships as Freelancers (Panel) w/ Nix Eniego, Marketing Head of Sprout Solutions & CJ Maturino, Founder of Online Freelance Community, together with successful & seasoned freelancers – Allie Pasag, John Pagulayan, Nina Mendoza & Liberty Baldovino
2:20 pm to 2:40pm: Fitness Freelancing Opportunities and Tips (Panel) with Rach Bonifacio of Treehouse Yoga, & Allan Enriquez, Fitness Blogger
◊ Part 4: SOFTWARE & SERVICE FREELANCING
3:00 pm to 3:15 pm: Financial Freelancing w/ Bong Fajardo, Jr., Regional Sales Manager of SunLife Financial Philippines
3:15 pm to 3:30 pm: Real Estate Freelancing w/ Carl Dy of Spectrum Investments
◊ Part 5: CREATIVE DESIGN & FREELANCING
4:00 pm to 4:20 pm: Creative and Design Freelancing w/ Francis Miranda, CEO of Tagline Communications Inc.
4:20 pm to 4:45 pm: Creative Freelancing: Opportunities and Tips (Panel) w/ Ria Lu, CEO of Komikasi Games Charlie Aquino, Managing Director of SophieCreatives; Dennis Abad, Co-founder of SHOOT! Practical Videography School
5:00 pm: Closing Remarks

WHO YOU’LL MEET: 
  • Industry Experts & Influencers
  • Freelancers and Entrepreneurs
  • Small and local Businesses, Organizations and Partner Communities
  • The Manila Workshops Team! 🙂
To learn more about Manila Workshops, the organization behind this event, connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. You can also view their upcoming workshops by visiting their official website.

*About The Freelancer Fair:

The Freelancer Fair is an annual event started last by Manila Workshops, headed by the team’s CEO – Ginger Arboleda, a former employee, freelancer and now a serial entrepreneur / technopreneur, and mom blogger. The Freelancer Fair was built especially for aspiring and existing freelancers, companies, brands and organizations who want to support the Philippines’ freelancing industry.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Skinaz Review: Lip Crayon Tint, Cats Eye Eyeliner, Stick Blusher

Skinaz sent me some Skinaz makeup products. Skinaz is a Korean brand.


Stick Blusher

The one they gave me is Baby Pink #1

The stick blush spread out evenly. It is a light pink but if you put more it would be bright pink. It doesn't have clumps. It is odorless.




Cats Eye Eyeliner

This is a liquid eyeliner with a glossy finish. It is easy to apply since it has a fine tip. The shade is Real Black. It smudge after 2-3 hours. It is odorless.

  

Lip crayon Tint

It has a glossy finish. It is not transfer proof. A tip I can give is to place translucent powder on top of it to minimize the shine. It is odorless. It glides smoothly and evenly. The shade is number 8 or Glam Red.

   

Below is my video of makeup demo and review of these products.


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bring Your A-game This Payday

Have you ever worried about how to manage your savings until the next payday? While payday often calls for a well-deserved treat, watching your spending habits is key to properly managing your hard-earned money. Smarter spending means getting your money to go farther. Here are a few tips to help you maximize your earnings and make the most out of your next paycheck:
1. Sort out the necessities first.

First rule of payday spending: budget wisely. Schedule the payment of bills such as electricity, water, and communication ahead of time. Don’t forget to prioritize groceries and other home essentials, since needs should always go before wants. By putting your necessities first, you won’t have to worry about getting your subscriptions cut, or being faced with an empty fridge.

2. Do not forget the piggy bank.

Every month, have the discipline of setting money aside for your savings. Consider this your long-term fund for future use. Whether it be for your dream car, house, or retirement setup, a growing savings fund is a must for every earning individual.

3. When it comes to vacations, a bit of research can go a long way.

Long weeks of stress can often make you feel like you deserve to go on a vacation – and by all means, you do! Just do not fall into the trap of spending on a whim because your wallet is feeling fully-loaded from payday. Set money aside for that trip you’ve been wanting to take, and wait for the best times to buy -- research for non-peak rates, wait for airline promos, and scan booking sites before you buy. Oftentimes, putting in a bit of effort in your research can make a big difference.

4. Shop at your convenience, on your own terms.

Nowadays, payday is synonymous to traffic. People are out in the streets or in malls looking to maximize their payday gains. If you jump on the bandwagon, you risk spending unnecessarily on higher surge prices and stacked parking fees. Why not make a good, home-cooked meal, and treat yourself to online retail therapy instead? From August 15-18,Lazada Philippines will be hosting a Payday Sale – don’t miss up on this opportunity to maximize your payday spending at the comfort of your own home.

5. Keep an eye out for special deals and promotions.

Spend your money where you will get the most out of it. Another great thing about online shopping through Lazada is that the company always offers the best deals that will give you more bang for your buck. In partnership with your favorite brands and trusted banks, a discount, promotion, or freebie is always up for grabs at Lazada! A promotion you may want to keep your eyes out for this period is Mastercard Debit’s Lunchtime Deals -- get up to P400.00 off on your purchases between 12NN – 2 PM when you use your Mastercard Debit card for a minimum purchase of Php 1,500.00

6. Widen your search.

In this day and age, the surest way to find the best deals is to simply search for them! Browse for your favorite items online and compare prices. Don’t limit yourself to what’s available in the local market because Lazada Philippines opens you up a world of shopping options (literally!). And since Lazada now accepts Cash-on-Delivery for items shipped from abroad, there are really no limits to where you may find your next best deal.
At the end of the day, payday celebrations are well-worth it, as long as you know how to keep your spending in check. Apply these 6 nifty tricks during Lazada’s Payday Sale on August 15-18, and you’re sure to have your payday a-game on!