Tuesday, July 30, 2013





Like this post if you love discovering new beauty products!

Hello Sunshine! Are you the type of girl who loves discovering new beauty products to try and love? Do you fancy surprises? Then you are the type of bella who would enjoy the thrilling monthly experience of discovering beauty and the amazing possibilities it offers every month through BDJ Box.

For this month, BDJ box completely wowed me with their July BDJ Box* because it wasn’t just one box. It was two boxes of beauty products waiting to be discovered!



July BDJ Box 7-Day Challenge, a hair rescue documentary by Kumiko Mae

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Hello Sunshine! The affair with makeup and beauty is a widely encompassing fixation that can translate to different things like love for blush, love for glitter, love for eyelashes and love for lipsticks. Of course the list doesn’t end there, but you get the idea.

As you fairly know, I’m celebrating three years of exploring beauty through this humble beauty, lifestyle and wellness blog. However, my love for beauty started very very young—from the stolen moments with my mom’s Dior, to my very own highschool kikay kit which started with the basic crème blushes and Chapstick!
First time to use Benecos lipstick in Purple!

Benecos Lipsticks, a natural choice of beauty mavens by Kumiko Mae

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Saturday, July 27, 2013





Like this post if you love having me-time!

Hello Sunshine! I recently decided I will start my scented candle collection. I suppose, it started with this ocean box gift. But I didn’t get to roll out the desire until lately, when I found out that Gourdo has a lot of scented candles to choose from! I really like Gourdo. I should rethink getting a membership card!

How to Relax and Unwind at home by Kumiko Mae

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Friday, July 26, 2013





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Hello Sunshine! It's that time of the year when our silver screen shines with more valiance and heart, Cinemalaya is on. Promoting and championing Filipino talents, Ayala Malls Cinemas hosts for the 3rd time entries that will compete in Cinemalaya Festival on its 9th year themed “Cinemalaya Cinesthesia.”

Ayala Malls Cinemas’ first collaboration with Cinemalaya back in July 2011 opened its Greenbelt3 screens to the entries, paving easy access for the festival’s followers within the metro. Ayala Malls Cinemas solidified its support to the festival by adding Trinoma screens as an additional venue on its 2nd year of partnership with Cinemalaya in 2012.

Cinemalaya 2013

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Like this post if you love Nivea!

Hello Sunshine! Because of the pretty cool weather lately, I have been enjoying layers of clothing and darker colors have been more welcome than expected. But if there's one thing that isn't welcome every time I wear darker colors of clothing, it's unsightly deo marks on my shirt! I know you're annoyed by it too--and the horror continues even up until washing the clothes! Good thing Nivea Deo came up with the solution for this fashion dilemma!

Now every fashionista can strut without fear of deo marks on their lovely outfits! The ultimate fashion fix? It's Nivea new Invisible Deo, where White Stays White and Black Stays Black!

The Deodorant for Fashionistas by Kumiko Mae

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My book reviews and features are chronicles of my exploration of the many worlds that go beyond every flipping page. I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts in the form of my Book to Basics posts, and should you wish to read more, please visit my Book Reviews main page where I have linked previous bookish stories. Please join my private Book Club on Facebook.

Hello Sunshine! Do you think you have the power to destroy—or even the desire to? Have you ever felt loneliness so deep, dark, overwhelming and encompassing that it fills you up so much, what fills you becomes you? That was how The Shape of Water felt for me.

“I heard silence, silence infinite as the bottom of the ocean, a silence that sealed.” – The Shape of Water by Anne Spollen


The Shape of Water by Anne Spollen Book Review by Kumiko Mae (79)

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hello Sunshine! Just a quick post to share with you a shampoo and body soap that I got to try lately and am quite happy with--especially scent wise!

Enhancing Shampoo and a Fresh Start by Kumiko Mae

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013





Like this post if you love beautiful eye makeup!

Hello Sunshine! I want to share with you a little secret--what I do when I'm sad. When I'm feeling sad, I try to play around with colors, either on paper or on my face. Lately, I've been craving for some ocean waves, but due to my busy schedule, is unable to quench my saltwater thirst. Good thing my new San San Cosmetics Eyeshadows* come in an array of hues, that I was able to recreate what to me was the color of the ocean, on my eyes!

Want to know more about these lovely eyeshadows? Continue reading!


Ocean Inspired Eye Makeup by Kumiko Mae

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013





Like this post if you love revealing your beautiful skin!

Hello Sunshine! Today I will share with you my experience after trying out this sample of Pevonia Enzymo-Sphérides Peeling Cream* from Sample Room! I figured, the somewhat rainy and cooler season is the perfect time to try a peeling cream because dewy glowing radiant skin is the perfect pick-me upper when clouds are grey!

But what exactly is a Pevonia Enzymo-Sphérides Peeling Cream?

Pevonia Enzymo-Sphérides Peeling Cream, your secret to brighter skin by Kumiko Mae

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TurnbackTuesday is a section of LovingSunshine.com dedicated to personal thoughts and other stories of inspiration, love and life that I share with you every week. TurnbackTuesday is scheduled on Tuesdays, 11:30AM PH time.


Hello Sunshine! Last week I shared with you the many hair color I have tried! This week, I just want to give a shout out to the items I'm selling online :) I just started selling some pre-loved items on AyosDito.ph and it's quite fun and interesting how easy it is to sell items there! You just post and then share whatever you're selling on your Facebook and Twitter account, and voila, next thing you know, you're receiving inquiries! :)

I'm selling mostly books, so if you're a book lover, please take time to check what I have posted on AyosDito.ph! Read after the jump to see the items I'm selling.

TURNBACKTUESDAY#37 Books for sale pn AyosDito.ph

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Sunday, July 21, 2013





Like this post if you love makeup!

Hello Sunshine! Bet you want to look good with makeup! I know one reason why you love beauty is because of its transformative effect--both inside and out! Now, if we share the gene of wanting to try something new in beauty every waking day, you would love my news about Make Up Factory!

 What if I tell you that a new makeup brand is sure to make your daily makeup regimen a glamorous experience? Surely you’d be picking up your pen and paper to take down some notes, but don’t bother! I’m here to share with you a beauty wishlist that will give you two week’s worth of daily beauty discovery!

Want to discover 14 Star Products I makeup in two weeks? 

Then refresh your calendar, map out your schedule, and grab hold of these amazing Make Up Factory items that commits exciting shades, high performance formulas, and innovative presentations that makes women of all ages, shine beyond their natural beauty.

Look good with makeup by Kumiko Mae

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013





Like this post if you are a dreamer!

Hello Sunshine! Are you the type of girl who knows how to dream--and DREAMS BIG? Then you are invited to the grand launch of your new best friend in makeup and cosmopolitan skincare, ZA Cosmetics!

Enjoy exclusive discounts and freebies on this big day! Don't let it pass and bask in the pleasure of quality beauty products from our trusted Shiseido brand, under a super cute umbrella of PINK goodness, ZA Cosmetics! Join the fun on Twitter/Instagram too! Don't forget to hashtag #BeUnstoppableWithZA :)


Sparkle, ladies! :)


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LovingSunshine is a beauty blog and loving life. Kumiko Mae is your friendly Filipina beauty blogger aka sunflower guru!
New stories are published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11:30 AM, Philippine Time! Hope you enjoyed your visit, don't forget to comment and connect with me through my various social pages as linked below. How about a dose of daily poetry? Visit my poetry blog on www.kumikomae.com!

Be Unstoppable with ZA!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hello Sunshine! Cheers to today because I am launching my 3rd Blog Birthday giveaway! (applause)

For my 3rd year of blogging, I am giving away upto 30k (even more) total worth of beauty products! 


Happy 3 Years of LovingSunshine!

Hello Sunshine! Cheers to today because I am launching my 3rd Blog Birthday giveaway! (applause) For my 3rd year of blogging, I am giv...




TurnbackTuesday is a section of LovingSunshine.com dedicated to personal thoughts and other stories of inspiration, love and life that I share with you every week. TurnbackTuesday is scheduled on Tuesdays, 11:30AM PH time.

Hello Sunshine! They say that when it comes to women and haircuts, a story is always waiting to be told when the two collide. As for my story, we have today.

TURNBACKTUESDAY#36 The Different Shades of Kumiko

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Saturday, July 13, 2013





Like this post if you love fruit drinks!

Hello Sunshine! Do you remember those helpless days of innocently impaling a Zesto-pack upside down? Oh, how I love having my Zesto juice almost frozen ice, and then I’ll crush the frozen juice inside ito a frozen mush to which I will forcible sip out of a slender straw—then brainfreeze!

Those are very valuable childhood memories that I can’t ever forget! So imagine my delight when the Zesto that I almost forgot resurfaced with new flavors and packaging that are more fitting my on-the-go lifestyle now!

Zest-O Slice and everything nice!

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Friday, July 12, 2013





Like this post if you love ice-cold softdrinks!

Hello Sunshine! I didn’t post a Turnback Tuesday entry today because I wanted Friday to be extra special. I wanted today to be a FLASHBACK FRIDAY post where I share with you some thoughts on looking back. Remembering is of course a very touchy issue for me because I am quite a forgetful person, so yes the memories that persist are pretty darn special to my softie heart.

RC Cola is history at the tip of your tongue!

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Thursday, July 11, 2013





Like this post if you are inspired by the promise of wedding bells!

Hello Sunshine!June passed by with such a careful whisper, would you agree? To some, perhaps the month was even capped off by the sweet sound of bells ringing a promise of eternal love--ah yes, the wedding spirit was all over the place, I myself was bitten by the feeling. How, you might ask? Well, through my special Glamourbox Bridal Bliss beauty box,* a selection of premium beauty and skincare products that radiates the promise of your natural beauty, rediscovered.

Loving my Bridal Bliss!

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Thursday, July 4, 2013





Like this post if you can't say no to a beautiful moonlight!

Hello Sunshine! Have you ever wondered what it's like to marry the enchanting spell of a beautiful moonlight and the delicate touch of magical makeup? I have! That's why it is to no surprise why I am completely and madly in love with Majolica Majorca's Moonlight Virgin collection. This summer 2013 release has the lovely touch of a daring and whimsical night so don't turn your head away so you can bask yourself to this beaming makeup journey.

At midnight, a moon melody is calling.
A young girl is a multifaceted creature, always in pursuit of beauty.
She greedily reaches out her hand, just for one night to obtain gentle
, beautiful wings like a swan... Overwhelmed by the sparkly shimmer.


How to be a Moonlight Virgin

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013





Like this post if you believe that dreams come true!

Hello Sunshine! Do you ever feel like you’re living it slow when you’re supposed to be rushing like the wind? I sometimes do. Sometimes, I feel like I’m a snail living in a slow-paced world where my dreams zoom pass me. Sometimes, I feel like I’m Turbo!

It's time for Turbo

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013




TurnbackTuesday is a section of LovingSunshine.com dedicated to personal thoughts and other stories of inspiration, love and life that I share with you every week. TurnbackTuesday is scheduled on Tuesdays, 11:30AM PH time. 

Hello Sunshine! HELLO July! I can't believe it's been half 2013 already, and Christmas is just around the corner! I love Christmas, even if I shouldn't really celebrate it because I made an active choice of following a Wiccan practice last year, though have not gone to roll the ball just yet.

Last Friday, I was so pleasantly surprised to find out that our building's smoking lounge, which is on a "roofdeck", has Christmas lights set up around the tree. It was lovely and I took it as a sign that there are good things to come soon.

I don't know about you, but it's always refreshing to imagine better things. Even when things are not going well, shit bottom and crap some more, it's so refreshing to imagine that the shit and layers of crap isn't the end of the road. That any sucky situation is just the beginning of things, or would be soon changing. Like how they said in Once Upon a Time, "Magic is coming!"

And boy, can I feel it!

How about you? How are you feeling lately? :) 

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New stories are published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11:30 AM, Philippine Time! Hope you enjoyed your visit, don't forget to comment and connect with me through my various social pages as linked below.

TURNBACKTUESDAY#35 Feeling like it's Christmas

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