Thursday, July 31, 2014


Hello Sunshine! This is essential. I know I don't talk about bags a lot, but this is essential. Kipling has every bag a bag lover can ever want.
With my Kipling Philippines family.

Kipling stars the bag parade

Hello Sunshine! This is essential. I know I don't talk about bags a lot, but this is essential. Kipling has every bag a bag l...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Hello Sunshine! Just a quick commercial to promote this article I wrote for ThePOC.net which I am super passionate about--eye creams! I featured products I've enjoyed using and would recommend to anyone, but especially to those in their 20's!

Now, if you're praning to age and get wrinkles, you better get to know the 6 eye cream products you need in your 20's!


 Have fun and don't forget to smile today!



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6 eye creams you need in your 20's

Hello Sunshine! Just a quick commercial to promote this article I wrote for ThePOC.net which I am super passionate about-- eye cre...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Hello Sunshine! So yesterday I shared with you my facial waxing experience at Waxbar. Now, ever so quickly, I will share what happened when I also got to try their leg waxing service--yey flawless!
Notice the smooth difference on the right leg, where there is a portion that got waxed already? Even within that leg, you can see obvious difference between leg hair and no-leg hair!

Smooth hair-free legs are on-trend at Waxbar Salon

Hello Sunshine! So yesterday I shared with you my facial waxing experience at Waxbar . Now, ever so quickly, I will share what hap...

Monday, July 28, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Have you ever considered removing the tiny fine hair that covers your face? Well, I didn't myself; but after learning about the benefits of having a fuzz-free face (and learning that the likes of Cleopatra and Marilyn Monroe went bare as well) I figured, why not?

So I went off and had me try my first-ever Facial Wax at Waxbar Waxing Salon, located at 39 Malingap Street, Teacher's Village, Quezon City.

There's a new kid in town...

Facial Wax Virgin No More -- Waxbar Malingap

Hello Sunshine! Have you ever considered removing the tiny fine hair that covers your face? Well, I didn't myself; but after ...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014



Hello Sunshine! I have a confession to make; please don't judge me. I Kumiko Mae Yasuda, Filipina Beauty Blogger (from the tropical sunshine shores of the Philippines), do not have the best dental hygiene. By saying so, I admit that I don't brush my teeth after every meal (like when at the office), and I hardly visit the dentist (I am scared of them). I'm sharing this with you because I know, somehow, you may have been like me, or still are. And with that common ground, I hope you listen to what I have to say now.

Staying true to a healthy dental hygiene will let you enjoy the best out of life.

Why and How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

Hello Sunshine! I have a confession to make; please don't judge me. I Kumiko Mae Yasuda , Filipina Beauty Blogger (from the ...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Hello Sunshine! Finding the perfect shade of pink when you're not exactly blessed with barbie cream skin could be quite a feat! I attest to that because for years have I searched for a pink that will not make me look drag, gray out my skin, clash with my hair, and many more. So imagine my delight when I discovered Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me in Valentine Kiss* (Php 549). It was indeed a Valentine lippie, true love sparked.
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Totes relate? Continue reading to see how a Happy Skin's Valentine Kiss changed the way I see pink lipsticks.

Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Valentine Kiss Review

Hello Sunshine! Finding the perfect shade of pink when you're not exactly blessed with barbie cream skin could be quite a feat...

Monday, July 21, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Here's a little trivia. I joke that I'm the kaladkarin friend! I try to say yes to impromptu eklavu more than planned trips. So if there's one thing I just have to have in my bag, it's trusted Hygienix*. I discovered Hygienix through SampleRoom, and since I've gotten a batch of their entire range (I presume), I realized how their alcohol is the alcohol to have. Maybe by now you're thinking, how much talk can one person have about ethyl alcohol? Well, here's where my obsessive nature kicks in.



Before, I base my sanitizer or alcohol choices based on scents. I wanted them to be fruity or floral! Now, I realized I prefer the more antiseptic feel to my sanitizer or alcohol. It makes me feel cleaner!

Using alcohol for every day can be very extensive! Continue reading to check out my list!

Different Ways of using Alcohol for Every Day Life!

Hello Sunshine! Here's a little trivia. I joke that I'm the kaladkarin friend! I try to say yes to impromptu eklavu mor...

Saturday, July 19, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Today, I want to take a moment and channel in my inner high roller... Few days ago, while riding a cab on my way home, and as we passed by the strip of luxury casino-malls nearby, the driver asked me, "Do you go play in a casino?" When he asked me this, I realized how much I don't! It's because I'm always intimidated by how I've seen people dress up for game night. And it seems rightfully true, that however we perceive a place affects how we dress up for it. If a place feels fancy, then we bling up and wear our class A game! But if it's a regular venue, I think going for the most casual look is pretty normal and even encouraged.

Often the perceptions we have of certain places is formed largely by the media. Television and movies provide visual portrayals that often become embedded in our minds especially when we haven’t experienced a certain place on our own. This is definitely true in regards to casinos.
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But for those who have never been to a land based venue (the actual casino), frequenting online establishments such as JackpotCity.org feels like a completely different experience. If you're just after the game and excitement, you wouldn't have to get all dressed up just to play. Many movies like to aggrandize the status of people who visit the casino at night through "casino fashion". In the movies, this mostly consist of tuxedos, cocktail dresses, and even gowns. However, this perception is quite off as today’s casinos prefer a more casual dress code, one known as smart casual. So continue reading to get some tips on what to wear in a casino, smart casual style.


When an event or venue calls for a smart casual outfit, I rejoice because this means I can go from work to party mode in a jiffy! All I have to do is change my accessories, bag, and shoes and I'm smart casual-approved!


What should a woman wear to a casino?

Hello Sunshine! Today, I want to take a moment and channel in my inner high roller... Few days ago, while riding a cab on my way ...

Friday, July 18, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Are you looking for a BB cream product that will not break the budget and your skin (important!)? Well, here's my recommendation, the ZA Cosmetics Total Hydration UV White BB Cream(Php 450)! It may seem like a tiny tube of product, but it is packed with everything you can ask of a BB cream. And quite frankly, I like that it's in a tiny squeeze tube because it makes it easier for me to carry it around in my kikay kit or travels.

The best part? If you're new to the whole BB cream idea, then you won't fear investing in this baby because it's reasonable served in a just right package, unlike other BB creams which stand tall in bottles and may be an unworthy investment especially if your skin has a tendency to be choosy with makeup.


Not because it's the rainy season, you'd skimp on the sunblock. As long as you're exposed to UV rays (outdoors or indoors), you have to protect your skin with the right coverage. 

ZA Cosmetics Total Hydration UV White BB Cream Review

Hello Sunshine! Are you looking for a BB cream product that will not break the budget and your skin ( important! )? Well, here&#...

Thursday, July 17, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Every day is a perfect day to say thank you to our moms! As the saying goes, once you become a mom, you don’t take a break. You are always a mom, no matter the weather or season. So how about a chance to say thank you by winning them Php5,000 or Php25,000 worth of groceries, appliances and more treats!

Simply enter the Mom’s Awesome Contest and refer 2 other friends to join.

With my mom!

Make sure you mom knows she’s the best. Together with CheeseAnything, let’s begin a nationwide appreciation of all moms in the Philippines with Mom’s Awesome Contest!

Join Mom's Awesome Contest, Win Awesome Prizes

Hello Sunshine! Every day is a perfect day to say thank you to our moms! As the saying goes, once you become a mom, you don’t tak...


Hello Sunshine! When it comes to make up, I would always try to keep in mind that it's about having a natural glow. It's never about perfection (though that wouldn't hurt too!) It's always about achieving that natural glow that would make you look and feel refreshed, all day long.

So today I want to share with you a BB cream product that I recently got to try--and got compliments about! I kid you not, I don't fail receiving compliments about my skin when I use this BB cream. I'm talking about Myra's new revamped and may I dare say, reformulated BB cream!

Myra VitaGlow BB Cream shines bright this rainy season

Hello Sunshine! When it comes to make up, I would always try to keep in mind that it's about having a natural glow. It's ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Don't you just hate it when the rainy season puts a stop to your summer dresses? But don't worry, the rainy season is the perfect time to whip out your stylish flip flops and sandals. Rest your leathers and suedes, and dance under the rain with Ipanema footwear. :)

Don't know which to put on? Here are my favorites:

Click "Read more" to see more of my Ipanema picks!

Ipenama opens in Rustans Makati -- and my rainy day footwear picks!

Hello Sunshine! Don't you just hate it when the rainy season puts a stop to your summer dresses? But don't worry, the rai...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014



Hello Sunshine! When it comes to making a good first impression, it all boils down to confidence and your personality. Meeting new people means sharing yourself for the first time, and whether for professional or personal gain, it always doesn't hurt to make a great impression. As the saying goes, we are a world of strangers until we take an effort and make friends in each and every person we meet. Sure, it's impossible to know the entire human race; but it is very possible to make your presence matter: in a room, while walking down a street, at a gathering, for a date, etc.

Here are my 3 rules of engagement in making that lasting first impression:


Rule no.1 Be light and refreshing

Everybody's going through something, keep that in mind. So to be a first impression superstar, you have to be a breath of fresh air. Be light and engaging, since no one really wants to meet a ball of stress. Just take pleasure in reaching out to a new person (and have another person want to reach in back). Smiling always helps. And when the going gets rough, just focus on the positive side of things. A bit of humor and wittiness is always welcome too!

3 Ways to Make a Lasting Good First Impression

Hello Sunshine! When it comes to making a good first impression , it all boils down to confidence and your personality. Meeting n...

Monday, July 14, 2014


Hello Sunshine! I guess by now you know that among my top favorite places in the Philippines would be Fully Booked--yes, that iconic book store that has all your bookish dreams. Yes. That very place.

I don't even find it weird that I would single out the place as an actual destination, a tourist spot even, where I'd be more than proud to take anyone, a visitor, a foreign guest, a bookish noob, to. Fully Booked is pretty much book heaven on earth, and in the Philippines, where it can get close to impossible to find some great reads, Fully Booked always comes to the rescue. It always brings to life any book lovers dreams. That is why it is to no surprise that it opened the Tintin shop at its Fort branch!


“I'm a huge comic book fan and I believe 'Adventures of Tintin' is the biggest, if not, the most important comic book out there...” Jaime Daez, Managing Director of Fully Booked, explains. “HergĂ© really paved the way...if not for Tintin, we might not have all these new, popular comic books we have now.” 


The Adventures of Tintin Live On at Fully Booked

Hello Sunshine! I guess by now you know that among my top favorite places in the Philippines would be Fully Booked--yes, that icon...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hello Sunshine! Better late than never! I've had these June empties photos available since end of June, but have been pre-occupied with things that I couldn't blog about them! Now, I've made it a point to make myself available and share with you the products I've used up last month. Why? Because I love empties posts! They make me happy... and I hope they make you happy too!

Let's begin my list, now! Don't forget to hit "Read more" to see my full empties post.

My June Empties!

Hello Sunshine! Better late than never! I've had these June empties photos available since end of June, but have been pre-occupied with...

Saturday, July 12, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Today I want to share with you something really cool, electrotherapy massage. I got to try it for the first time through Sample Room, and I have to say, I went in for my massage clearly expecting the unexpected! I read about the service online, but going through my treatment, I have to say, nothing could have prepared me enough for my first try of electrotherapy massage. To say it was interesting is an understatement. It was truly current--pun intended!

Curious to learn more about this electric way of keeping your body fit and gorgeous? Hit "read more" to learn 'bout my first experience of Takshing Health Care and Beauty Center's signature electrotherapy massage!

My electric first to try Electrotherapy Massage at Takshing Healthcare and Beauty Center

Hello Sunshine! Today I want to share with you something really cool, electrotherapy massage. I got to try it for the first time ...

Friday, July 11, 2014



Hello Sunshine! When it comes to skin whitening, I always keep two things in mind: moderation and responsibility. No, I'm not going to preach about loving your own color and all that jazz because I do love my color and my natural beauty, but what to other people is fashion, I have beauty. I don't usually dress up and accessorize to express myself. Instead, I go for reinvention! It's more tedious, granted; but it's what I enjoy doing most!

I want to be a chameleon in beauty. My statement is the unexpected, because I love embracing change and the unique little ways I can well, show my uniqueness too! So I venture into bronzing up one season, then whitening my skin the next. With the availability of multiple sciences from different brands these days, swinging from one look to the other is made more fun and safer for all experimental ladies!

So today, I will share with you my thoughts about SkinWhite! SkinWhite is a clinically proven whitening skincare brand that I've personally tried even back in college (maybe even high school!) and this year, I revisited them through Sample Room!


The golden rule of skin whitening: make sure to use SPF! When you prevent melanin, you essentially prevent your natural sun protection, so supplement it with the right sun protection whenever you lighten your skin!

Good call because they have more advanced skincare whitening systems now, that are truly worth a try!

SkinWhite Advanced Whitening

Hello Sunshine! When it comes to skin whitening, I always keep two things in mind: moderation and responsibility. No, I'm not...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014



Hello Sunshine! When it comes to doing what you love, there's no holding back, yes? That's why I love putting my heart into my job, my blog, my art, and anything and everything I do because I know that being truly passionate is the key to excellence.

To make things a whole lot better, I also do what I love to the tune of things that I also love: good music, quality company, and great tasting coffee! Nothing beats having perfectly brewed coffee when bouncing off one meeting after the other. So I have to say, if there's a must-have every go-getter needs to make great things happen, it's a perfect cup of joe.
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5 Reasons Why Coffee at Work is Bliss

Hello Sunshine! When it comes to doing what you love, there's no holding back, yes? That's why I love putting my heart in...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Monday was quite an eventful day because I ended up spending 9 hours in the hospital, going for a checkup then an xray exam soon after! The lines were intense, and my patience was of course tested once and for all. The end result? Tons of selfies!

I don't know about you, but I'm not a very patient person--or so I thought! Remembering college and the hellish enrollment process in UP (University of the Philippines), I sure have grown farrrr in the patience department. Of course, I also connect plain ol' maturity and professional growth for realizing how much of a virtue patience is, through the years. Continue reading to learn what i did to practice patience (and beauty).

Etude House Play 101 Pencil in shade 19

Hello Sunshine! Monday was quite an eventful day because I ended up spending 9 hours in the hospital, going for a checkup then an...

Monday, July 7, 2014



Hello Sunshine! It's the season to make another mark in the world--although, I truly believe that this idea of making your mark should be an every day thing. Now on its 4th year, the Globe Tatt Awards is bringing forward the unexpected, and the undefeated. This year, Tatt Awards 2014 aims to recognize the masters of reinvention. Few days ago, I attended the launch of the 2014 Tatt Awards, and was also treated to an exclusive screening of Channeling, which I posted about here.

Tatt Awards 2014 is on!

Hello Sunshine! It's the season to make another mark in the world--although, I truly believe that this idea of making your ma...

 

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