Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hello Sunshine! Do you remember my Pixy April BDJ Box unboxing post? Here's the follow through. Since I promised to share the best for last, I present to you the Pixy lipstick swatches and review that I owe thee. Hope these swatches and my comments help you better understand the newest affordable makeup brand to hit our tropical shores, Pixy makeup!

Pixy Silky Fit 507 Autumn Apricot Satin* (Php 240)


Pixy Lipstick Swatches and Review

Hello Sunshine! Do you remember my Pixy April BDJ Box unboxing post ? Here's the follow through. Since I promised to share the best for...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014



Hello Sunshine! It's been a VERY long while since my last nail post. Now, to break that silence, let me share with you this quick photo of China Glaze Burnt Buns on my tips. I remembered it because I feel like it's the type of coral perfect for the bright sunny days of summer!

China Glaze Burnt Buns

Hello Sunshine! It's been a VERY long while since my last nail post. Now, to break that silence, let me share with you this q...


My summer wishlist is here! Let me know if we’re wishing for the same things too! The theme for this wishlist is summer lovin’ because I think these items will help me find more reasons to love this season as days go by! #DearUniverse…
Le girlfriend took this photo to Instagram because she knows I am a sunflower girl at heart!

My Simple Summer Wishlist

My summer wishlist is here! Let me know if we’re wishing for the same things too! The theme for this wishlist is summer lovin’ b...

Monday, April 28, 2014



Sometimes, finding the right beauty product can be like finding your perfect brew. You experiment from dark to creamy; sweet to bold; until you find your signature cup! Inspired by this thought, here’s my story on finding the perfect sunblock for my skin type.
Wearing sunblock underneath my makeup... now a habit I don't want to break!

It first started in not knowing why I should wear sunblock. Sunscreen protection was the least of my interests because I figured I’m young and my skin is invincible—especially since I do have a thorough skincare routine. But one unassuming afternoon spent outside debunked it all. Wearing proper sun protection is Important so I began my journey, which I shall be sharing with you in the next set of days, to help you find your sunscreen match!

My Sunblock for the Face Story

Sometimes, finding the right beauty product can be like finding your perfect brew. You experiment from dark to creamy; sweet to b...

Friday, April 25, 2014



Hello Sunshine! When I think of blueberries, I think of frozen yogurt and cheesecake. So when this pretty little blueberry look-alike lip balm came my way, I new some things need some changing! Yes, blueberries are still reminders of yummy desserts; but the story doesn't have to end there. With the Tony Moly Mini Berry Lip Balm* (Php 348), blueberries should also remind me of sweet kisses.

Tony Moly Mini Berry Lip Balm Review

Hello Sunshine! When I think of blueberries, I think of frozen yogurt and cheesecake. So when this pretty little blueberry look-a...

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Hello Sunshine! If there's one active ingredient that is sure to interest me when mixed with makeup, it is collagen. So imagine my delight when I received my Etude House Moistfull Super Collagen* in Light Beige. I was sent this bottle for review, right on time during the Holy Week break, and I'm already back with some news about it. If you're a fan of Etude House or of CC Creams yourself, then you'd definitely like what you'd see after the jump!

Etude House Moistfull Super Collagen CC Cream Swatches and Review

Hello Sunshine! If there's one active ingredient that is sure to interest me when mixed with makeup, it is collagen. So imagin...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014



Hello Sunshine! I just want to share that since I rested my iPhone to switch to an LG G2, life has been better! I have to admit, there are some iOS things that I miss--that fast typing response, the sleek design, the crisp colors, the great selfie camera--but having used my LG G2 for a thousand reason brings me to a conclusion, I've found my match. Frankly, the switch wasn't the easiest one to make; but I can wholeheartedly say that I made the right choice. For a busy blogger like me, my LTE capable, super-performing, LG G2 smartphone is the best thing that ever happened to handheld.

Totally blogging on my phone! Totally fun to be productive in style!

Healthy is the New Beauty

Hello Sunshine! I just want to share that since I rested my iPhone to switch to an LG G2 , life has been better! I have to admit,...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014



Hello Sunshine! April is extra special for BDJ Box abangers because it's an exclusive Pixy Bdj Box*. Pixy - Truly Asian Beauty is an Indonesian Makeup brand that has just landed on our tropical shores; and for this reason, it's super perfect to have an exclusive BDJ Box for it because new beauty brands are more exciting sampled before purchase! Oh by the way, the April BDJ Box is brimming with NINE full-sized products! Did you snag a box for yourself? If you did, lucky you! Lucky us! 

Unboxing April BDJ Box - Pixy Truly Asian Beauty exclusive

Hello Sunshine! April is extra special for BDJ Box abangers  because it's an exclusive Pixy Bdj Box *. Pixy - Truly Asian B...

Monday, April 21, 2014


Hello Sunshine! Ever looked for a bold and beautiful eyeshadow palette to take with you for day and night dates? Search no more because I found twp palettes that may just rest your anxious heart. I'm talking about the Bold and Beautiful eyeshadow palettes from Colour Collection.
LEFT: Beautiful, RIGHT: Bold

Bold and Beautiful Eyeshadow Palettes by Colour Collection

Hello Sunshine! Ever looked for a bold and beautiful eyeshadow palette to take with you for day and night dates? Search no more b...

Friday, April 18, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Let me introduce you to Herbalife AQUA Shampoo and Conditioner* (Php 700 each), the latest botanical solution to keep hair at a healthy moisture level. It is fortified with moisturizing and hydrating properties of Camellia and Seaweed to ensure a well-hydrated crowning glory for all.

Herbalife Aqua with Camellia and Seaweed extracts

Hello Sunshine! Let me introduce you to Herbalife AQUA Shampoo and Conditioner * (Php 700 each), the latest botanical solution t...

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Hello Sunshine! Etude House Color Lips-Fit (Php 498) is a revolutionary liquid lipstick that glides on smoothly on the lips, depositing real vivid color, and sets with a powdery texture. It has a slanted applicator that fits my pout perfectly, thus preventing application mistakes while also adding definition to every swipe.

Makeup Tutorial - Pop Art Lips using Etude House Color Fit Lips

Hello Sunshine! Etude House Color Lips-Fit (Php 498) is a revolutionary liquid lipstick that glides on smoothly on the lips, depo...

Monday, April 14, 2014

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Hello Sunshine! I'm too thrilled to share with you my first prom experience! Better late than never, right? Hats off to Spectrum MNL for organizing the prom I've always wanted, an exclusive lesbian prom! NO NUNS!
Source: Spectrum MNL Facebook

Spectrum MNL Queerspotting Prom

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Friday, April 11, 2014

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Hello Sunshine and hello from the beach! Last weekend was my first time to visit Zambales and I just want to share with you some highlights of my trip.

AyosDito.ph rocks Zambales at Summer Siren Festival

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014



Hello Sunshine! How's summer so far? Mine has been quite an adventure... literally. I feel like this season has been showering me with challenges (both good and bad), and alongside those lovely complications, I've been blessed with simple to great things worth being grateful for! Summer is truly my favorite season because it always leaves me looking forward to really bright-lit mornings and warm afternoons. I know some people, myself included, sometimes hate the part where it gets really hot or humid; but at the end of the day, I'd take summer over any other season (note: from where I come from, I kinda just have two options, and that's rain or shine; so don't blame me for choosing to shine!)

But today, I want to share a little pinch of brightness not just as a mindset, but also on the lips. Sharing lipstick swatches has long been my favorite thing to do on this blog; and my favorite type of post from other bloggers too! So in keeping up with the idea of doing things that I love more, I have some lipstick swatches that I want to share. These lipsticks come from the Colour Collection Hot Hues, 5 new shades of their Ultimate Wear Lipstick.


Summer is all about wearing color and for most women, playing it up with lipstick color comes as the easiest beauty statement because it's not only convenient to explore, it's also very fun thanks to the infinite range of color selections from different makeup brands!

Lipstick Shades of Summer

Hello Sunshine! How's summer so far? Mine has been quite an adventure... literally. I feel like this season has been showerin...
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Hello Sunshine! I was at the beach last weekend and I can't begin to explain how it inspired me to be all hippie in terms of coordinating clothes, looks and even redecorating my room. Because of that, I'm now in the process of organizing my thoughts on how to incorporate more feminine touches in everything I design. My key ingredient for this would be lace!
Source: Pinterest

Read about my 5 tips on how to use lace for home decor after the jump!

5 Decorating Tips on How to use Lace in Designing your Room

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Hello Sunshine! Wearing sunscreen this summer is super duper important because unprotected sun exposure is hell for your skin. Like pretty Anne Curtis, you should wear sun protection when hitting the beach because living life to the fullest should never be harmful, right? :)

Today I will share with you the skin benefits of Belo SunExpert so you may well be informed that wearing sunscreen is a must in skincare. In fact, you shouldn't just use sunscreen when hitting the beach. It should be an every day thing, and with skincare benefits that fulfill every girl's dream of having beautiful skin through the years, making the choice is made easier.

Belo SunExpert Benefits

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Hello Sunshine! Summer is such a beautiful beautiful season. Despite the raging sun, I find summer inspiring because it's when positivity shines from the heavens above.

But did you know that too much sun exposure, especially without proper sun protection, is real bad? In fact, proper suncare is so important our friends from Belo Beauty came up with the perfect sun protection range in time for this year's beach parties!

Perfect timing because I'm off to Zambales this weekend! Check out my Belo SunExpert must-haves from Belo SunExpert and Sample Room :)

I will be roadtesting these babies on the beach and I'm super excited to find out which format I would love most-- Belo SunExpert Body with SPF60*, Belo SunExpert. Face with SPF40*, or Belo SunExpert Mist with SPF50*?

Abangan! :)
 
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Belo SunExpert SPF skincare + Sample Room = Amazing Summer

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