Friday, June 29, 2012



You should know by now, I love my lipsticks. I know I don't have commercial locks, perfect skin, enviable body and I'm not a multi-talented person; but I'm proud of my lips. I'm proud of my lips metaphorically because I know I have good things to share; and I'm proud because they're quite nice--shape, size and smile wise. :) So yes, nothing excites me more than lippies! Be it bold colors, whimsical finishes or whatever new trend there is; I love lip-related beauty. Read more after the jump.
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MAKEUP: My Blooming Lips

You should know by now, I love my lipsticks. I know I don't have commercial locks, perfect skin, enviable body and I'm not a...

Thursday, June 28, 2012



What are your thoughts about using natural personal care products? Frankly, I'm always the skeptic one because I know for sure that many brands out there jumps right smack middle to the bandwagon of green-eco-consciousness to push for their "natural" products but then again have these super disappointing fine prints which would reveal how unnatural their products are. Advertising... smeh there are things about you that I will never learn to love.


So anyway, I would like to share with you this pair of soaps I've been using the past week. These are from Miss Kat Only Skin Philippines soap range: the AM and PM Soap bars*. Read more after the jump!


SKINCARE: Miss Kat AM-PM Soap Bars

What are your thoughts about using natural personal care products? Frankly, I'm always the skeptic one because I know for sure t...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012



Honey and I have been inseparable lately. No, I'm not referring to a special someone. That spot's very much available for the taking! I'm referring to a special lip salve that has been keeping my smile healthy and yummylicious! Read more after the jump!


MAKEUP: ONE Honey

Honey and I have been inseparable lately. No, I'm not referring to a special someone. That spot's very much available for t...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012



Dear Mihaela, you won the following items! :) I'm so happy that the Gloire skincare winner claimed her prize immediately! I am not so pleased when I have to redraw because it makes me feel awkward how someone would join a contest but uneagerly claim it. Also quite thrilled that she lives all the way at Romania! Oh wow, Romania sounds like a very sexy country! Read more after the jump!


SKINCARE: Glorified Skin

Dear Mihaela, you won the following items! :) I'm so happy that the Gloire skincare winner claimed her prize immediately! I am...


As a writer, you should expect from me a more than steady attachment with pens and paper. Sure, I blog and nothing can get pen and paper-less than that; but, I am always going be to an old-fashioned woman--snail mailing and writing thank you notes every occasion I can get.

There's something deep and personal about the effort of scratching against the surface just to leave something unsaid shared. How about you? Do you like writing things down? If you do, here are a few cute trinkets I found during one of my visits at Fully Booked The Fort branch. I don't know about you, but that branch of Fully Booked is beyond heaven. :) Read more after the jump!



Pen, Paper and Talent

As a writer, you should expect from me a more than steady attachment with pens and paper. Sure, I blog and nothing can get pen and p...

Sunday, June 24, 2012



I used to have scaly legs. I used to humor myself to being a mermaid because of that; but deep inside my skin's my biggest frustration.

Then I started using body oils for a more intensive skin nourishment and my skin improved in time! Among the body oils I've thoroughly enjoyed using is Wawaza's Aya Japanese Camella Hair and Body Oil*. This cold-pressed organic Japanese treasure is a top to toe elixir. It is a skin moisturizer and is a hair treatment in one frosted glass bottle.

SKINCARE: Wawaza Camella Hair & Body Oil

I used to have scaly legs. I used to humor myself to being a mermaid because of that; but deep inside my skin's my biggest frus...

Saturday, June 23, 2012



Let me share with you one my favorite brushes. Well, technically, I have two of it. By the way, if you're curious, the pink textured background is none other than my Charm Pro Make Up artist Toolbelt which I featured here

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TOOLS: Charm Pro Stippling Brush

Let me share with you one my favorite brushes. Well, technically, I have two of it. By the way, if you're curious, the pink tex...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012



I find the word "surge" a bit eerie to describe a Facial Spray. When I read surge I imagine waterfalls. :p

SKINCARE: Surge of Life

I find the word "surge" a bit eerie to describe a Facial Spray. When I read surge  I imagine waterfalls. :p


Previously I shared what's in my bag. This time, let me quickly bid goodbye two products that used to be in my bag! :)

EMPTIED: Brush Cleansers

Previously I shared what's in my bag . This time, let me quickly bid goodbye two products that used to be in my bag! :) ...

Monday, June 18, 2012



In an effort to keep this webpage more personal/intimate and less commercial (because that's the direction of my blog for my second yr -- ah yes , LovingSunshine is turning two this July! And I figured, I should do something to ensure that I will not be tempted to sell out); I will be sharing a MONTHLY "What's in my bag" post. Pretty much, it'd be like the MONTHLY FAVORITES you see other bloggers do, only that I would focus on products I truly use heavily and carry around all the time. For this section, allow me to call it my Purse Favorites. :) Read more after the jump!

I will keep a mental note of maintaining a post every mid-Month so I have enough time to switch things up month after month. For June, let me share with you the contents of my new handy-dandy green mesh pouch from Garnier Philippines. :)

PURSE FAVORITES: June Shimmer

In an effort to keep this webpage more personal/intimate and less commercial (because that's the direction of my blog for my se...

Sunday, June 17, 2012



The change in season always brings out the worst in my skin. I don't know about you, but there's something a bit off and erratic about my skin when we go from Summer to Rainy season--sucks when you're in the Philippines because that's pretty much all the season you can get!

So during this time of year, I switch to products that are not for my age. Read more after the jump.

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GIVEAWAY: Like a Baby

The change in season always brings out the worst in my skin. I don't know about you, but there's something a bit off and er...

Saturday, June 16, 2012


You have to make every single freaking moment count because we can't control life. We don't own life. We own the moments we make and the only way to make remembering worthwhile is to make sure that there are moments left to remember.

Kalye Porn Yeah

You have to make every single freaking moment count because we can't control life. We don't own life. We own the moments we ma...


Whenever I'm curious or confused about something, I always thing of my favorite fictional character, Alice in Wonderland's Cheshire cat.

FITNESS: Tuck in your Tummy

Whenever I'm curious or confused about something, I always thing of my favorite fictional character, Alice in Wonderland's ...

Thursday, June 14, 2012



I'm going through a lot of change lately among of which are blog-related. I have decided to start doing haul posts and I would like to share with you my first official haul post. Welcome to this cuteness overload. Read more after the jump.

HAUL: Cuteness Overload

I'm going through a lot of change lately among of which are blog-related. I have decided to start doing haul posts and I would l...


As much as I love sharing the love through giveaways, and I love supporting my friends who also enjoy spreading the love with their own giveaways, I hardly ever win... but I won today! Thanks so much ELF Cosmetics Philippines! Like 'em on Facebook stat! Finally, they have a Facebook page for us Pinays! No more tagging ELF UK for my features. :D Their page is relatively new so please do like it and shower them with your sunny love. Like me on Facebook too if you don't mind.

By the way, here's my winning photo entry.
It's interesting to point out that the Punk Funk palette I'm using in this photo is a gift from my dear friend Eileen. Yey!

Lucky Day

As much as I love sharing the love through giveaways, and I love supporting my friends who also enjoy spreading the love with thei...

Just when I thought I have uploaded all my summer in the islands photos, I realize there's more. Boy, was I trigger happy when we did a Visita Iglesia last holy week (springbreak for those who are in the US). Here's an interesting visit at Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria Jaro Church in Ilo Ilo. Correct me if I'm wrong but does the name mean: new maiden of the candle? LOL More after the jump!

TRAVEL: Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria Jaro Church

Just when I thought I have uploaded all my summer in the islands photos, I realize there's more. Boy, was I trigger happy when we ...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


My favorite color combination is green and pink + I love sunflowers. = Wet N Wild Color Icon in Bright Idea is perfect for me! This was gifted to me by one of my stunning blogger friends, Eileen. She just revamped her weblog so do check out her page now! To know more about the eyeshadow, I'm sure you're dying to see a swatch, read more after the jump!

MAKEUP: Bright Idea

My favorite color combination is green and pink + I love sunflowers. = Wet N Wild Color Icon in Bright Idea is perfect for me! This wa...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012



I am happy to be free enough to flaunt my new bow rings (and my festive trippy green nails). Read more after the jump to know how I did my nails. :) Do comment if you think my bow rings are cute too! They're just approx $3 (Php 150) each! :)

NAILS: Green Glitter Queen

I am happy to be free enough to flaunt my new bow rings (and my festive trippy green nails). Read more after the jump to know how I ...

Monday, June 11, 2012


I'm on a highlighting phase right now. I can't remember exactly if it were an article or a show I've seen, but I'm stuck on the "young skin is not flat" mantra. To look younger, your skin should glow. Anything matte (or flat) adds numbers to ones age so yes, not that I'm ancient but I'm really on a highlighting phase right now.

The fact that my new highlighting powder palette is super cute doesn't hurt too! Read more about Etude House LUCIDarling Over the Rainblusher after the jump! Finally, Etude House named a product properly, not just a code! Don't you just hate how some really nice products are named with codes? 
Prismatic multi-colored cheek blush and highlighter for expressing all colors of the rainbow. The one I have is shade #02 Cherry Couple.

REVIEW: Etude House Over the Rainblusher

I'm on a highlighting phase right now. I can't remember exactly if it were an article or a show I've seen, but I'm st...

Saturday, June 9, 2012



I miss seeing June as if it's January. New (school) year, New life! I miss how every new semester, I know (and brace myself) for long enlistment lines, enrollment stress and more. But I'm not going to sulk my zero-school life away. I will share with you such cute geekery from my friends from Firmoo and Fully Booked. 

First off... my new retro glasses. More pictures after the jump. Don't forget to join my skincare giveaway and stand the chance in winning $100 worth skincare set!

FEATURE: Retro Glasses, Quirky Papers

I miss seeing June as if it's January. New (school) year, New life! I miss how every new semester, I know (and brace myself) fo...


Photo by Status Magazine
I am a very chummy person; and as much as chumminess has its share negative connotations, I'm a very positive girl. I'm all about happiness and excitement... just like Keds! Let me share with you some pictures from an afternoon of fun, good music and hippie great company at Keds X Status Magazine party! Read more after the jump!

Everybody came in dressed in hippie-chic. We were welcomed by beats care of DJs Angelo Mendez, DJ Euric and Hollywood’s very own DJ Fashen. Photo by Klay Tan 


EVENT: Me is a Happy Keds X Independence Day Party

Photo by Status Magazine I am a very chummy person; and as much as chumminess has its share negative connotations, I'm a ...

Friday, June 8, 2012


First week of June went by like a breeze. I guess it should be safe to say that the summer storm is over. It's quite tragic to have experienced such huge tides during my summer 2012 BUT you know, any experience is good because experiences are avenues for growth! May was definitely a crazy month and nothing helps calm  crazy than a trip to The Spa. Read after the jump to know more about my amazing experience at The Spa!

FEATURE: Pevonia Skin at The Spa

First week of June went by like a breeze. I guess it should be safe to say that the summer storm is over. It's quite tragic to h...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012



Hello everyone. I've been feeling very lazy lately because of the cool weather. Nothing makes a sunflower girl lazier than bed weather, if you ask me. I've been reading a book here and there at least. Last night, I finished reading Archie Marries and Tales of Beetle the Bard. Reviews for those two would come a bit shortly... I need to just share with you this giveaway. More after the jump!

GIVEAWAY: $100 worth Skin Care for your face (Open internationally)

Hello everyone. I've been feeling very lazy lately because of the cool weather. Nothing makes a sunflower girl lazier than bed w...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Let's talk about life perks. Earlier this week I just hit 3,620 likes on Facebook! If you haven't connected with me there yet, please do by clicking this link. I must say, I am almost always online and I know there are erratic days when I post so many things so I'm very thankful for the 3,625 (yes, I have five new FB friends!) that's sticking with me. :p July's my lovingsunshine's official birthdate and I am hoping to giveaway some prizes for that :)
I accept YOUR love. :)

BOOKREVIEW#52 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Let's talk about life perks. Earlier this week I just hit 3,620 likes on Facebook! If you haven't connected with me there ye...

Sunday, June 3, 2012



When life gives you lemons, you get a break.
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LIFE: Sunday Girl

When life gives you lemons, you get a break. Find me on Instagram

 

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