Saturday, January 31, 2015



Hello Sunshine! Last post for January! I'm so very happy this month's over. It didn't start right, it only got worse, and I can't even put my finger on how it's ending. But like I said in my post yesterday; I owe it to myself to make things beautiful--kahit na minsan mahirap! #drama

So okay, literally, I'm going to make things beautiful. Today, I have two beautiful lipstick shades to share. SERIOUS. I can't even begin to explain how much I love one of these lovely lippies. Ready? Set. Swoon.
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Feeling Fuchsia and Frolic in Red by L'oreal Color Riche lipsticks

Hello Sunshine! Last post for January! I'm so very happy this month's over. It didn't start right, it only got worse,...

Friday, January 30, 2015



Hello Sunshine! January was a pretty crazy month, both for personal and professional reasons. But I won't go deep into that because what I want to do now is claim happiness before the month ends. I think, no matter what you're facing, if you take it upon yourself to make sure to see the better things life has to offer, then you're good. So before this month ends, despite the fumbling and tumbling and the crazy roller coaster that it is, I want to share something lovely that happened few weeks ago. I'm talking about the launch of L'oreal Mat Magique Oil-control Foundation*.
Photographed by BJ Pascual woot

#BelieveInMagique and in life, love, hope

Hello Sunshine! January was a pretty crazy month, both for personal and professional reasons. But I won't go deep into that b...

Thursday, January 29, 2015



Hello Sunshine! Got only 3 minutes to spare? Don't let that get in the way of perfect hair. Three minutes is all you need to smoothen even three months worth of hair damage! Thanks to the new Pantene 3 minute miracle conditioner. Lucky me because I was among the first select people to try the product even before it became available for the public (thank you Sample Room); and for one, I think what made me enjoy using the new Pantene 3 minute miracle conditioner is its scent. It has a fresh berry scent with a hint of vanilla to it--always a good mixture to have in a bath product if I may say so.

Aside from the scent, it also has the right consistency for me. Some conditioners feel too thick for everyday use, and I don't like that. This however is a balance of richness and "fluffiness". It was very light and easy to distribute on my hair. Likewise, rinsing was a breeze so I don't have to worry about accumulation on my hair and scalp! Now, if you're considering switching up your hair care routine, Pantene 3 minute miracle is definitely worth your time! I know I would. Since I used this product, detangling my hair post-shower is a breeze (because my hair literally is super smooth)! Less hair fall due to breakage too! (Continue reading to find out how you can pre-order this product, photo link at the end of my post)
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Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner

Hello Sunshine! Got only 3 minutes to spare? Don't let that get in the way of perfect hair. Three minutes is all you need to ...


Hello Sunshine! I have days when all I need to make myself pretty is a natural color boost. You know, sometimes it can be tiring or tedious to have to worry about lining the eyes evenly/perfectly; and just the same, too tedious to have to decide what color of lipstick to wear! For those type of days, I reach for my Burt's Bees stash. I love Burt's Bees. I have long been using their makeup (mostly tinted lip balms) and skincare (mostly face care). So today, let me share with you two lip items that I reach out for when I'm not feeling more like my Filipina beauty blogger self--but more like an "I'm young, wild, and free" me!
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Lazy Day Lippies from Burt's Bees

Hello Sunshine! I have days when all I need to make myself pretty is a natural color boost. You know, sometimes it can be tiring ...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hello Sunshine! Would you agree with me when I say, finding the perfect pastel pink lipstick is the hardest thing to do? Whether you're fair-skinned or morena, finding the perfect pastel pink could be crazy hard... To help you, let me share two pinks that I've discovered through BYS (Be Your Self) cosmetics, an affordable makeup brand that has a trend of copying the best of bests from high-end cosmetics!
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Perfect Pink Lips by BYS

Hello Sunshine! Would you agree with me when I say, finding the perfect pastel pink lipstick is the hardest thing to do? Whether you're...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015



Hello Sunshine! You should know by now that my favorite color in the world--probably the one thing I'm sure of (sure for years, even)--is green. I love the color green. You don't even have to ask me what shade of green do I love. If I see it as green, one way or the other, I will find a love in it. Although of course I have my favorites: lime green, mint green, forest green, green-green, etc.

So anyway, can you imagine how happy I was when I got to try having green eyes? YES, I had green eyes. I mean, it was pretty obvious--if I wanted to, I can always just wear contact lenses, right? But here's the thing. I've always been scared to try contacts out. I still have 20-20 vision so damaging my eyes for vanity is something I might not be able to accept. For this reason, I don't just jump into the contact lens bandwagon. I had to make sure that the contacts I will use are safe. On top of being a beautiful accessory, the most important thing for me is safety, still, of course!

That said, I'm proud to say that I got to live the dream of having green eyes by using Freshlook Contact Lenses. I mean... really... love.
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Green Eyed with Freshlook Contact Lens

Hello Sunshine! You should know by now that my favorite color in the world--probably the one thing I'm sure of (sure for year...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hello Sunshine! This is the first blog post I've published in days (weeks!) because my laptop got broken huhu. Anyway, on a better note, I'm typing this now using my new laptop! YEY! I'm still going through some birth pains --I'm actually using Internet Explorer WTF right?--but I know after all my set-ups are completed, I'd be more productive using Suzanne, that's my new laptop's name!

So OKAY, to make up for my absence, I'm going to share with you lipstick swatches! These are really pretty shades from Colour Collection--and they'd look extra amazing this upcoming February! Oh, and don't let me forget to mention that these are High Definition lipsticks. I mean, wow, who would've thought you can easily get HD lipsticks in pretty colors--without breaking the bank these days (Php 399 lang)! All thanks to Colour Collection HD lipsticks*!
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Colour Collection HD Lipstick review and swatches

Hello Sunshine! This is the first blog post I've published in days (weeks!) because my laptop got broken huhu . Anyway, on ...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015



Hello Sunshine! Before the holiday crazy, I welcomed the idea of living in wellness because naturally, it's a very good lifestyle to partake in. By wellness, I do mean taking in the good stuff and of course, avoiding (even letting go) the bad. This is why I get more excited with the new year than Christmas because I just love fresh beginnings--especially those that come with impeccable timings. Right now, the start of year 2015 is quite a fresh start both in my personal and work life. With this, I am more inspired to pick the ripened idea of wellness and make it my reality.

How to live a full life through wellness

Hello Sunshine! Before the holiday crazy, I welcomed the idea of living in wellness because naturally, it's a very good lifes...

Thursday, January 8, 2015



Hello Sunshine! Just when you're slowly getting tired of people committing to a better life this new year 2015, here I will be, candid and excited to share with you a few of my beauty resolutions! Now if you haven't started or taken the time to also list down one of your own--you're very free to copy mine because my 2015 beauty resolutions are easy as pie.
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Easy Filipina Beauty Blogger Resolutions

Hello Sunshine! Just when you're slowly getting tired of people committing to a better life this new year 2015, here I will b...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015



Hello Sunshine! I'm going to ring in the new year with a beauty challenge that I joined recently... because I #BelieveInMagique! As early as now, let me tell you that the challenge is a pretty successful one. It's about the new L'oreal Mat Magique powder*, the brand's first-ever oil control foundation. Ladies, as the name suggested, this new baby will keep you shine-free for hours!
Loreal Magique review

Oh boy, do I have selfies to prove this!!! Warning, super dami kong selfies. I also included the timestamp in my photos so you have an idea how the powder set into my face as the hours went by. Please ignore the changes in lighting because I was on-the-go that day--which I think makes the powder even more amazing at its matte performance. Yes?

Mat Magique #BelieveInMagique challenge and results!

Hello Sunshine! I'm going to ring in the new year with a beauty challenge that I joined recently... because I #BelieveInMagiq...


Hello Sunshine! Sometimes, all it takes, is an inspired space to also light you up. Local Edition Coffee and Tea in Perea Makati is quite the nook to fit the job. If you're looking for a quiet, tranquil, coffee place to possibly write, work, or just let time drip by, I think Local Edition cafe will be perfect. They have pretty good coffee... and really really yummy sandwiches.
Local Edition
Local Edition Makati

So this year, don't forget to find you space... your little space in the world (or a little world to call your own).

 


Kumiko Mae is a Filipina Beauty Blogger aka sunflower girl who loves to blog about beauty and other pretty feelings on LovingSunshine.com, a beauty and lifestyle blog in the Philippines. She lives warmly and with the heart of a never-ending sunshine. Her favorite things come in sparkly packages.

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