Friday, October 31, 2014



Hello Sunshine! I was out of the office on medical leave the past few weeks so I only got my October BDJ box today--thank you Ysabelle for getting it for me! I know this might be late (not BDJ's fault, but mine); however I figured it'd still be super fun to share an unboxing posts with you guys because half of the fun in sample boxes is in unboxing it! Let's do this!
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Unboxing October 2014 BDJ Box

Hello Sunshine! I was out of the office on medical leave the past few weeks so I only got my October BDJ box today--thank yo...

Thursday, October 30, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Today I want to indulge you with a post on Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Honeymoon Glow*, a pretty naked nude that's perfect for everyday use. I like it for days when my eyes are elaborate, or when I don't want to be too out there, lipstick wise.
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Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Honeymoon Glow

Hello Sunshine! Today I want to indulge you with a post on Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Honeymoon Glow *, a pretty naked nude...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014



Hello Sunshine!What is true beauty to you? Because to me, it's about kindness. I think there's beauty in the fragility of things, the soft details, and the uniqueness in anything (or how we accept such differences). This is part why I started this 4 years ago. My blog started as "Chase Beautiful Things", and while that tagline isn't as prominent now, it's still at the heart of what I do. I like to chase beautiful things.
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On True Beauty

Hello Sunshine!What is true beauty to you? Because to me, it's about kindness. I think there's beauty in the fragility o...


Hello Sunshine! I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with peach lipstick shades. My lipstick rule is that, anything goes; and while peach is a shade that should work with my Filipina skin tone, it's a bit challenging to find a good peach lippie. Fortunately, I discovered Happy Skin's Shut Up and Kiss Me Just Say Yes*!
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Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Just Say Yes

Hello Sunshine! I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with peach lipstick shades. My lipstick rule is that, anything g...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014



Hello Sunshine! This post is very very long overdue because I had to wait til I finish my current skincare before I could get started with it. Typical problems of a beauty bloggers. However, it's better late than never, so please join me as I unbox my 28-day beauty box from Wawaza.com, and share with you my thoughts on natural Japanese skincare.
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28-days tip-to-toe Japanese Traditional Beauty Kit

Hello Sunshine! This post is very very long overdue because I had to wait til I finish my current skincare before I could get sta...


Hello Sunshine! If you've been reading through my blog, or you know me in person, you're probably very aware that my favorite color is green--and that my favorite thing in the world are sunflowers. So, today I figured, why not shop for a look that will remind me of these two favorites. Here's the sunflower inspired must-have that I came up with!
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How to be a Sunflower Bae

Hello Sunshine! If you've been reading through my blog, or you know me in person, you're probably very aware that my favo...


Hello Sunshine! When I got Happy Skin's first birthday party invite, I was very excited because there's a very endearing feeling that comes from the thought of growing with a brand. When Happy Skin launched a year ago, no one knew how far it would go--though it was very likely to all that Happy Skin would soar because they have amazing products! Fast forward to a year, Happy Skin is now a cult-favorite thanks to their irresistible products--such as these mini gel liners from the Happy Skin Save Room for Dessert Holiday 2014 collection!
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Happy Skin Eye Am Here to Stay - limited edition

Hello Sunshine! When I got Happy Skin's first birthday party invite, I was very excited because there's a very endearing ...

Monday, October 27, 2014



Hello Sunshine! The long wait is over. Happy Skin now serves eye candies. With the launch of the Happy Skin Save Room for Dessert Holiday 2014 collection, they also launched their first-ever eyeshadow palette coined All Eyes on Hue. Continue reading to see swatches and my thoughts about this product.
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Happy Skin All Eyes on Hue

Hello Sunshine! The long wait is over. Happy Skin now serves eye candies. With the launch of the Happy Skin Save Room for Desser...

Sunday, October 26, 2014



Hello Sunshine! So yesterday I shared with you a post on the new Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Lip and Cheek Mousse in My Guilty Pleasure--it was so pretty right? BUT after my post, I also left a teaser for three new shades. Well, as promised. Here's a post on the three new shades from Happy Skin's Save Room for Dessert Holiday 2014 collection.
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The Forbidden Fruit by Happy Skin

Hello Sunshine! So yesterday I shared with you a post on the new Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Lip and Cheek Mousse in My Guilty...

Saturday, October 25, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Just when you thought Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me can't get any better... it does! WHOA! Check out the new Happy Skin Shut up and Kiss Me Lip and Cheek Mousse!!! I fell in love with is at first swipe! I got the shade My Guilty Pleasure--and true enough it's my guilty pleasure! OMG so much exclamation points LOL
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Pucker up with a power product that gives you double-duty beauty! Happy Skin Shut Up an d Kiss Me Lip and Cheek Mousse is a lightweight product that can be worn both as a blush AND as a lippie!

My Guilty Pleasure... Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Lip and Cheek Mousse

Hello Sunshine! Just when you thought Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me can't get any better... it does! WHOA! Check out the ne...

Friday, October 24, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Now that my birthday's over, I can officially countdown to Christmas! haha Now what better way to welcome the holiday season than with a yummy dessert inspired makeup collection? With Christmas being the peak of most things happy, Happy Skin, the country’s cult fave brand of skin-caring makeup, is owning happy Christmas skin with the launch of Happy Skin’s Save Room For Dessert Holiday Collection 2014.
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Continue after the jump to see what Save Room for Dessert goodies I got this month! Expect my reviews starting this weekend!

Happy Skin Save Room for Dessert Holiday 2014 collection

Hello Sunshine! Now that my birthday's over, I can officially countdown to Christmas! haha  Now what better way to welcome th...

Thursday, October 23, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Every now and then, when I think of how to protect the skin from sun damage, I'd think of my health classes in high school--even in grade school. Isn't it that our teachers would always tell us that when it comes to keeping healthy, prevention is better than cure. Same goes in keeping the skin healthy.

I think it doesn't take rocket science to explain that sun exposure now is different to sun exposure before. Put together all that you know about global warming and the gaping hole on our ozone layer--consequently, how that increases (and keeps) the UV rays that enters our atmosphere, etc etc. This is why more than every, it's important to truly prevent sun damage through protective skincare. Not only that, it's also very important to ensure that the sun protection we choose is suitable for daily use, offers deep and complete sun protection. Enter DayLong*, from the makers of Cetaphil.
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DayLong Daily Deep Complete Sunblock

Hello Sunshine! Every now and then, when I think of how to protect the skin from sun damage , I'd think of my health classes ...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Last Monday was my birthday. It was also when I got discharged from the hospital. I had to undergo a major operation and while it was completely my fault why I ended up with a hospital schedule that landed on my birthday, I'm grateful. It wasn't so bad at all. I was scared weeks toward it, but after going through it and now that I'm safe home, sore wound and stuff, everything's great! Happy birthday to me! Literally, I'm grateful for another year!
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So to share my happiness, I'd like to share some sweet treats from Made in Candy Philippines! All you have to do is complete this sentence through a comment below...

Kumiko, it'd be really sweet if on your beauty blog, you write about (insert a topic or brand or just about anything you wish me to explore/write about/discuss/help you with). OPTIONAL: Why you want me to write about such.

Happy Birthday Kumi by Made in Candy Philippines

Hello Sunshine! Last Monday was my birthday. It was also when I got discharged from the hospital. I had to undergo a major operat...

Friday, October 10, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Who's ready for a HUGE Himalaya Naturals feature? Now, you've probably seen this product at Watsons but haven't tried it... I feel ya! So to guide you through their wide range of naturals selection, I went ahead and lined them up with my first impressions. Continue reading to learn more about them.

Going natural in beauty is easy with brands like Himalaya Naturals who bring out the best of nature to help you bring out the best in you, naturally!

Himalaya Herbals Natural Skincare

Hello Sunshine! Who's ready for a HUGE Himalaya Naturals feature? Now, you've probably seen this product at Watsons but ...

Thursday, October 9, 2014



Hello Sunshine! I've been very stressed out lately and with that stress came about this not-so-perfect nail art which I've worn throughout last week. It's a mix of my favorite nail wraps from NCLA, a glittery polish from Etude House, and a new strikingly beautiful faithful royal blue nail color, by Caronia. So well, I guess if you're trying to live by the rules of being a top beauty blogger, it would involve some prettifying perk-me-up habit such as what I did to my nails last week. Check it out!

Did you know that Caronia has Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP Free formulations? Happy to say that Chasse, the royal blue which starred this nail art look, is 3-free!

Caronia Blue Moon and then some

Hello Sunshine! I've been very stressed out lately and with that stress came about this not-so-perfect nail art which I'v...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Making October wishlists always inspires me because October is my birth month! So today, I'm going to do a beauty wishlist because wouldn't it be nice if somehow the Universe hears my call? haha Channeling my top beauty blogger expertise in 1.. 2.. 3! 
LORAC Skinny Palette, Nude
Jouer Instant Chic

I got three more amazing no-makeup makeup must-haves! Continue reading to check them out.

Top Beauty Blogger must-haves

Hello Sunshine! Making October wishlists always inspires me because October is my birth month! So today, I'm going to do a be...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014



Hello Sunshine! While October is an overwhelmingly exciting month for me because it's my birth month, it's also very exciting for the fact that it's also Sample Room's birth month too! That's why this month, our Sample Room soul sisters are launching something extra special to make trying before you buy more exciting for all!

Introducing the new-and-improved Sample Room VIP membership system! Continue reading to learn more about this!

New and Improved Sample Room VIP Membership!

Hello Sunshine! While October is an overwhelmingly exciting month for me because it's my birth month, it's also very exci...


Hello Sunshine! What makes this Filipina beauty blogger tick? Well, quite a lot! But I do have my share of simple pleasures, and that includes discovering pretty cool things to use on my hair. Check out my Dove Hair Vitamin Review below!

The new Dove Hair Vitamin makes taking care of my hair an everyday thing! Find out the 3 reasons why:

Dove Hair Vitamins

Hello Sunshine! What makes this Filipina beauty blogger tick? Well, quite a lot! But I do have my share of simple pleasures, and...

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hello Sunshine! Before I became a Filipina beauty blogger. I was a wild child--still am! Every now and then, I visit my OLD personal Facebook account and check out some of my crazy photos! My old FB account was primarily full of early college knick knacks, and I decided to create a new account before I graduated because I had too many FB games going on! Anyway, every time I go through that page, I'm revisited by old feelings that more often than not leave me thankful and humbled by how life turns out to be. Now, the past few weeks have been crazy, my mom got hospitalized and need blood transfusion, and it will only get crazier, I am scheduled for a major operation very soon, but all in all, I think I'm still very lucky. WHY, you might ask. Well, because no matter how things turn out, I'm always free to be myself.

Do you feel free to Be Your Self?

How to Be Your Self

Hello Sunshine! Before I became a Filipina beauty blogger . I was a wild child--still am! Every now and then, I visit my OLD personal Faceb...

Sunday, October 5, 2014



Hello Sunshine! After sharing my empties for the month of September, I think it's just right to also share my favorites. This month, my September favorites includes items I've literally been inseparable with... most of them are pretty basic, but I'm not basic, YOU BASIC! haha

September 2014 Favorites

Hello Sunshine! After sharing my empties for the month of September, I think it's just right to also share my favorites. This...

Saturday, October 4, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Just when you thought I'm done with my empties post, you're wrong! Remember when I told you that September is a product empty-filled month, I meant it very very much. Here's part two! Click for the September empties part 1 :)

September 2014 empties - part 2!

Hello Sunshine! Just when you thought I'm done with my empties post , you're wrong! Remember when I told you that Septemb...

Friday, October 3, 2014



Hello Sunshine! I've been very stressed lately with LIFE mostly, good thing work has given me quite an escape. BUT, I'm at a point where I want more... so I checked out Nordstrom promo codes 2014 and inspired myself to make a Nordstrom wishlist! The theme? Pretty great sleep and sweet dreams!
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Think you need a break from regular stress? Check out my Nordstrom beauty and fashion picks!


What to wear to get really (pretty) great sleep -- when on a budget!

Hello Sunshine! I've been very stressed lately with LIFE mostly, good thing work has given me quite an escape. BUT, I'm a...


Hello Sunshine! I'm so excited to share with you a facial cleanser and toner (in-1) that I've tried and enjoyed using. This one's from NuSkin, an international direct-selling brand.

Moving along, I'm pleased to share with you a facial wash that also tones the skin in preparation for further skincare. This NuSkin ageLOC Cleanse and Tone review is a must-read if you're showing signs of mature skin or would like to reverse and prevent further skin aging. While this wash is targeted for those who experience skin aging (typically over 30), men and women in their 20's (such as I) can benefit from ageLOC as a preventive skincare.

What if you can cleanse and prepare your skin for skincare, while also targeting the roots of skin aging, all in one step... wouldn't you?


NuSkin ageLOC Cleanse and Tone

Hello Sunshine! I'm so excited to share with you a facial cleanser and toner (in-1) that I've tried and enjoyed using. Th...

Thursday, October 2, 2014



Hello Sunshine! Party season is just around the corner, so it's about time to learn how to dress for a party! Beauty does not only mean good looks, it is a reflection of one’s personality. So let go of your inhibitions and bring beauty care solutions into your life by making fabulous purchases online through sites like Nordstrom coupons.
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Beauty no longer lies in the eyes of the beholder. It lies in her face, skin, hair and even her clothes, therefore, It is time to groom yourself.

Best Way to dress up for a party!

Hello Sunshine! Party season is just around the corner, so it's about time to learn how to dress for a party ! Beauty does no...


Hello Sunshine! Bet you sang your "wake me up when September ends" line recently? Well, I did and I've got no shame in that because I have me quite a colorful product empties post today!

September 2014 Empties

Hello Sunshine! Bet you sang your " wake me up when September ends " line recently? Well, I did and I've got no sha...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014



Hello Sunshine! I have a confession to make. When shopping at the mall, I prefer being alone. WHY? Because I am persevering. I want to be so sure of my purchase, I'm willing to comb the mall and compare prices of the same item from different stores. I know, tiresome... but that's my reality.
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How to compare prices online?

Hello Sunshine! I have a confession to make. When shopping at the mall, I prefer being alone. WHY? Because I am persevering. I wa...


Hello Sunshine! Today I want to introduce you to my Wednesday Wishlist section. This is where I put up 5 items that I would like to have (dear universe...) and hopefully in the coming updates, I can share with you my success stories (shopping success, that is!) I will try my best to find online shops selling the items I want so everyone can benefit from my wishlist. :)

Click the photos to learn more about price, shipping, and product details.
       
                   


This wishlist is inspired by the idea of simple park dates that end with romantic candlelight dinners. Just imagine the endless possibilities when you open yourself to romance, and let yourself fall.


Click after the jump to see my mood board for these items!

Wednesday Wishlist - a Pop of Romance

Hello Sunshine! Today I want to introduce you to my Wednesday Wishlist section . This is where I put up 5 items that I would like...

 

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