Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hello Sunshine! If there's one thing I'm most proud of, it's my skin. It's not the most perfect, but I don't have a lot of concerns to worry about. I know a lot of people who worry about acne, flakiness, etc; and I... I just don't. Of course, I have my occasional worries like my skin isn't glowing, but it's nothing I don't get to correct with a few simple steps.

Berries, Beans and Bingo: a five-point guide to healthy skin

Hello Sunshine! If there's one thing I'm most proud of, it's my skin. It's not the most perfect, but I don't have a lot...
Hello Sunshine! I just recently found out that one of my good friends got engaged, and while I don't see weddings in my foreseeable future, I find it really calming to look at wedding dresses (and other wedding related gifts and knick-knacks) because I think weddings have a way of tickling my fairy tale fancies! It also didn't hurt that I thoroughly enjoyed helping out Belle on her wedding.
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Simple wedding dresses: 4 laid back gowns for your big day

Hello Sunshine! I just recently found out that one of my good friends got engaged, and while I don't see weddings in my foreseeable fut...

Friday, December 23, 2016

Hello Sunshine! It's almost Christmas. How did you Christmas shopping go?
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Post-holiday Shopping Codes

Hello Sunshine! It's almost Christmas. How did you Christmas shopping go? Christmas angel ☺ A photo posted by kumikomae (@kum...

Monday, December 12, 2016

Hello Sunshine! Do you have a bad habit you want to break? Yeah. I do too.
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Fun tips on how to stop nail biting: nail polish, bingo, and more!

Hello Sunshine! Do you have a bad habit you want to break? Yeah. I do too. Source

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hello Sunshine! Let's talk about how technology is changing and in a way, defining our lives. Technology was designed to make life simpler, and while this remains to be true, what a time to be alive when every single thing we need and want is just at the tip of our fingertips (theoretically speaking, using our smartphones, etc); but it has succeeded in bringing in new stresses. Back in the day, growing up, I remember my only problems would be how to get good grades... but now, I see kids and myself included, welcome a new wave of #lifeproblems. Like for example, when dating someone, don't you get stressed out on how to caption a photo, and likewise, how to decode a simple Facebook comment? As a blogger, I sometimes find myself warped into worrying about the likes and retweets or shares my social media posts would get. Such is life in the digital age, but don't worry. Today I am going to share some tips on how to free yourself from digital stress.
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Dealing with Digital Stress, What You Need to Know

Hello Sunshine! Let's talk about how technology is changing and in a way, defining our lives. Technology was designed to make life simp...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hello Sunshine! If there's one thing everybody would know about me to be true at the deepest sense, it's my firm belief of The Universe. It's my religion. And every thing I dream of, I course through the Universe. So today, it's such an uncanny coincidence that while I'm visualizing travels for balance 2016 and beginning of 2017, I discovered Traveloka, an online portal where wanderlusts like you and I can check out travel deals all over Asia!
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Simple Travel Tips for Beginners

Hello Sunshine! If there's one thing everybody would know about me to be true at the deepest sense, it's my firm belief of The Uni...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Hello Sunshine! Today I'll get personal and go deep into how I treat my skin. Coming off from my notes from the recent Herbalife Skin event that I attended to, I will share with you some skin lessons that even the simplest regimen can accommodate.
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Sunscreen 101: a primer on why you should use SPF with broad spectrum

Hello Sunshine! Today I'll get personal and go deep into how I treat my skin. Coming off from my notes from the recent Herbalife Skin ...

Monday, August 8, 2016

Hello Sunshine! Since I was a little girl, I've been insecure of my hair. Of course I'm not saying it's my only insecurity--no--but my hair has been my so-called constant problem.
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I always joke that I'm brave when it comes to coloring my hair because I don't have beautiful hair to begin with...

My Hair Story

Hello Sunshine! Since I was a little girl, I've been insecure of my hair. Of course I'm not saying it's my only insecurity--no-...

Friday, August 5, 2016

Hello Sunshine! My style depends largely on my mood. From my makeup to hair to clothes, whatever style I decide to sport is heavily dependent on how I feel for that day: girly, sporty, edgy, quirky, sweet, vampy, etc.
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All Year Summer Style

Hello Sunshine! My style depends largely on my mood. From my makeup to hair to clothes, whatever style I decide to sport is heavily depende...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hello Sunshine! How to pin down that model off-duty lewk.
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HOW TO: Model Off Duty OOTD

Hello Sunshine! How to pin down that model off-duty lewk.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hello Sunshine! While the world is going into a frenzy collecting all the possible deep and true brown lippies of the world, I want to focus on a different way (and if I may say, the original way) of going "dark" when it comes to lipstick. I'm talking about going vamp, or as Nyx Cosmetics would put it, Simply Vamp.
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Nyx Simply Vamp She Devil

Hello Sunshine! While the world is going into a frenzy collecting all the possible deep and true brown lippies of the world, I want to focu...

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hello Sunshine! So I just received the complete range of pink lippies from the Loreal Color Riche Collection Star Velvet Pinks* series. Perfect timing because just the other day, I was actually contemplating why I don't have much pink lippies... naturally, my answer was because pinks usually look unnatural to my Filipina skin toe. It even got worse now because I am a bit tanner, from all the swimmming hihi. Anyway, don't fret. If you're curious to try pink but are scared yourself, because you're intimidated by the shade, or you're just simply tired from trying the wrong kind of pink for so long... I have a few swatches to prove that you can go and ahead, #choosepinks, and be the fresh-faced beauty that you really are!
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Loreal Color Riche Collection Star Velvet Pinks

Hello Sunshine! So I just received the complete range of pink lippies from the Loreal Color Riche Collection Star Velvet Pinks* series. Per...
Hello Sunshine! While the weather's a bit more gloomy, I want to throwback to the Sample Room party I attended last May. It was such a dream! The entire theme was sooo me! #DreamCatching
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Sample Room Dream Party

Hello Sunshine! While the weather's a bit more gloomy, I want to throwback to the Sample Room party I attended last May. It was such a ...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hello Sunshine! I'm sure you would agree that with the mass appeal of K-Pop and K-Dramas, the Korean Wave is showing no signs slowing down yet. Along with the expansion of South Korean beauty brands, this has also put their beauty standards and makeup practices in the limelight.

A Hot Summer Look: Korean Style No-Makeup Makeup

Hello Sunshine! I'm sure you would agree that with the mass appeal of K-Pop and K-Dramas, the Korean Wave is showing no signs slowing d...
Hello Sunshine! Last weekend, I was at that I love to shop state of mind and if there's one thing that got me feeling kilig, it's the vast availability of choices now available for every Filipino shopper. From artisanal products to accessible imported goods, gone are the days when you have to fly out just to buy expertly made products by neighboring countries. Not to discount the great line-up homegrown goods can provide, sometimes we have to face the fact that other countries are more expert at certain verticals. And you know what made that possible? Strong partnerships between international bodies. One perfect example is Taiwan Excellence, the symbol of superiority of products from Taiwan.


Taiwan Excellence 2016

Hello Sunshine! Last weekend, I was at that I love to shop state of mind and if there's one thing that got me feeling kilig , it's...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hello Sunshine! So last weekend, I went to Cebu and Bohol for a getaway with M and friends. It was super fun! And I came pretty prepared. Emphasis on the pretty! I painted my nails with Solique Gel Polish in Hush and topped it off with Solique UV-Glow for an added oomph (in case we end up partying somewhere down the road). I chose the shade Hush because it's the perfect creamy white shade that I pictured to still look good in case I get a tan. I also chose to go all out Solique because I wanted to roadtest the product. I've used Solique for quite a while now, and I am hands down to how great their polishes are. However, I wanted to check how it would do when much outdoor activities are involved... lo and behold, it didn't budge. I'm officially a Solique polish fan now!

Solique Hush + UV-Glow Top Coat

Hello Sunshine! So last weekend, I went to Cebu and Bohol for a getaway with M and friends. It was super fun! And I came pretty prepared. E...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hello Sunshine! So last weekend I got to visit the Temple of Leah in Cebu and it was SO pretty. It's the perfect place to take OOTDs. Now to be honest, I had zero reception on our group's activities so good thing I wore a white dress, it suited the Greekish feel of things.
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How to Wear White - Temple of Leah, Cebu

Hello Sunshine! So last weekend I got to visit the Temple of Leah in Cebu and it was SO pretty. It's the perfect place to take OOTDs. N...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hello Sunshine! Can you believe we're mid-summer already? Next thing you know, it's end of the year na! Anyway, so last April I went on my #VisVacay and soaked up my much needed vitamin sea. As fun as that sounds, my skin did suffer through a drought, so if like me you're off to you respective summer swim, make sure you keep your skin healthy and moist so you always glow beautifully.

Jergens Summer Lotions

Hello Sunshine! Can you believe we're mid-summer already? Next thing you know, it's end of the year na ! Anyway, so last April I we...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hello Sunshine! So I've been really hooked with sneakers lately, and if you are too, then you're going to enjoy my insider shopping tip today. Basically, I'm going to teach you how to keep track of shoes you sorta want but would only get if it's on sale; how to receive discount codes from an online store; and last but not the least, how to get cash rebates when shopping online.

Zalora Discount + Cash Rebates

Hello Sunshine! So I've been really hooked with sneakers lately, and if you are too, then you're going to enjoy my insider shopping...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hello Sunshine! I'm so excited to share with you a YUMMY way to get you minerals and antioxidants. I'm talking about easy to make green smoothies. Watch the video to learn more about the smoothies you can give a shot, pun intended.

Green Smoothies for Summer

Hello Sunshine! I'm so excited to share with you a YUMMY way to get you minerals and antioxidants. I'm talking about easy to make g...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hello Sunshine! I'm super excited to share with you a new fragrance that doesn't just appeal to the millennial in me, but also, to my sexuality. I'm talking about the first ever gender-free fragrance, by no other than Calvin Klein. The CK2.

Gender Free Fragrance by CK2

Hello Sunshine! I'm super excited to share with you a new fragrance that doesn't just appeal to the millennial in me, but also, to ...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hello Sunshine! I always get questions about my armpits. No, I wouldn’t consider them perfect, but they’re not so bad! LOL When asked what I do, and I say I just shave, I get pretty surprised reactions. For the longest time, people fear shaving because it can harm and eventually darken the skin. But personally, I prefer shaving than plucking or waxing because I just can’t be bothered! Plus, I don’t like the chickened skin result people who pull hair end up having.

My Switch to Dove Deo

Hello Sunshine! I always get questions about my armpits. No, I wouldn’t consider them perfect, but they’re not so bad! LOL When asked what ...
Hello Sunshine! Does the summer heat kill your healthy lips vibe? Because it kills mine! Well, it started doing so until I went ahead and reached out for my go-to lip buddies, my trusted Burt's Bees lip balms. Believe it or not, Burt's Bees lip balms are the only lip balms I actually finish down to the last drop. Others, I would end up not using or forgetting. But never with my Burt's Bees lip balms. In fact, I use my Burt's Bees lip balms like they're skincare--yup! Literally, after applying my moisturizers, I would apply lip balm--even before I sleep! Rightfully so, because Burt's Bees lip balms are proven and tested winners when it comes to soothing and conditioning my often dry lips.

Burt's Bees Lip Balms - Honey Lip Balm and Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter

Hello Sunshine! Does the summer heat kill your healthy lips vibe? Because it kills mine! Well, it started doing so until I went ahead and r...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hello Sunshine! Since I saw the movie How to Be Single, I have been inspired to imagine what my future apartment will be like. So... today, I'm pretty psyched to share some cool stuff I saw online that perhaps, will also inspire you to vamp up or spice things up with personalized home decoration! I'm talking about cute wall art and trinkets you can display at home.

Personalized Home Decor - Wall Art, Cute Tea Sets + more!

Hello Sunshine! Since I saw the movie How to Be Single, I have been inspired to imagine what my future apartment  will be like. So... today...

Monday, March 28, 2016

Hello Sunshine! So I'm traveling to Boracay-Bacolod-Iloilo next week and I can't be more excited. Pre-holy week, I've been stressing so much that I definitely need a reason to SELLEBRATE summer. In time for my week-long vacation, I re-discovered a few things at home that I think I can start purging from my closet and abubot bauls.
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SELLEBRATE Summer - Dear Universe, Batanes PLEASE

Hello Sunshine! So I'm traveling to Boracay-Bacolod-Iloilo next week and I can't be more excited. Pre-holy week, I've been stre...
Hello Sunshine! Do you ever have those days when you wish you wake up with perfect brows? I do. I'm so frustrated with my brows, so when I meet a good brow product, I hold on like life depended on it! Today, I'm going to share with you what I learned from the recent Brooklyn Brow Party held by Maybelline and Calyxta. photo BEAUTY-BLOG-PHILIPPINES-MANILA-MAYBELLINE-BROWS-KUMIKO-MAE-LOVINGSUNSHINE_zpsqwarn2dq.jpg

Calyxta, Home of Perfect Brows

Hello Sunshine! Do you ever have those days when you wish you wake up with perfect brows? I do. I'm so frustrated with my brows, so whe...
Hello Sunshine! This week is going to be quick! Quick and busy, to be precise. I have this balance days of March to accomplish so much just so I can enjoy my first week of April--which would be spent travelling all week long!!! If like me you hace upcoming trips, I spotted this video that is very helpful in helping you pack a minimalistic beauty kit.
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How to Pack your Beauty Kit for Travel

Hello Sunshine! This week is going to be quick! Quick and busy, to be precise. I have this balance days of March to accomplish so much just...

Friday, February 26, 2016

Hello Sunshine! Summer's just around the corner, and today I want to share with you what's buzzing from the Burt's Bees hive.
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Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Line

Hello Sunshine! Summer's just around the corner, and today I want to share with you what's buzzing from the Burt's Bees hive. ...
Hello Sunshine! The time has come for me to share with you a dream come true for February... my dream of having pink hair!
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Watch our Empire of Pink fan video after the jump!

Daiko Hair Dye Precious Pink Review

Hello Sunshine! The time has come for me to share with you a dream come true for February... my dream of having pink hair! Watch our Emp...

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hello Sunshine! With the love month almost ending, I must say I'm starting to get pretty excited with summer season. Obviously, summer's my favorite time of the year. This year, I think it's even going to be extra special. Thanks to Closeup Forever Summer, he music festival that has brought you and your friends your favorite performers, from EDM kings Martin Garrix and Alesso, to Aussie indie pop duo Julia & Angus Stone. WHY? Well, for one last time, Closeup Forever Summer will host an unforgettably fresh summer night to help you get closer.
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Closeup Forever Summer 2016 #NoworNever

Hello Sunshine! With the love month almost ending, I must say I'm starting to get pretty excited with summer season. Obviously, summer&...
Hello Sunshine! Today has been an erratic day. It started slow, I woke up late. Then I felt how tired I was in traffic... then a funny phone call happened. This random agent called me for my ex girlfriend's phone application. And then more. More bad vibes came my way, but I fell like I handled that well enough.  So to combat the bad vibes, here's a poem that would embrace you with enough hope to love again--or in my case, keep on loving. Hi Mae!
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Point of You

Hello Sunshine! Today has been an erratic day. It started slow, I woke up late. Then I felt how tired I was in traffic... then a funny phon...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hello Sunshine! I'm super excited to share with you that I'm brewing up a pretty fun blogging project with my very good friend, Rebecca. Stay tuned, because it's going to be a pretty fun new home for the 'tita' in you, woo that's a hard clue! Anyway, I've been sharing bits of it on my personal FB account as some sort of soft opening, but stay tuned because I'll make more formal announcements here soon!
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Which brings me to feel amazing that wow, finally this passion project happened. Come to think of it, aside from that passion project, I also re-ignited my 'personal blog' project--and even moved it towards a more official mark by purchasing my own domain, www.kumikomae.com Please check it out! February is truly a month of making things happen!

That said, I want to invite you to Make it Happen too. Together with Maybelline Philippines, we can all make our dreams come true. Keep on reading after the jump to learn more about my Make it Happen challenge!

GIVEAWAY: Make it Happen Sunshine

Hello Sunshine! I'm super excited to share with you that I'm brewing up a pretty fun blogging project with my very good friend, Reb...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hello Sunshine! Just taking a break from all the thought-blogs to share with you what's new with Penshoppe for my favorite time of the year, next to Christmas (bonus), summer!
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Currently one of the hottest and most-followed male models in the industry today, Lucky Blue Smith is the epitome of cool. His iconic platinum blonde hair, chiseled features, and icy baby blues make it no wonder that he has won the hearts of many fans – 1.9 million on Instagram, to be exact - all around the globe. Just recently, Lucky Blue was hailed by Models.com as the Male Model of the Year for 2015. 

Penshoppe Gets Lucky Blue (Smith)!

Hello Sunshine! Just taking a break from all the thought-blogs to share with you what's new with Penshoppe for my favorite time of the...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hello Sunshine! I just love being busy. I love being preoccupied with things, passion and work alike. Although I must admit, there are time when I get too busy I just shut down. Like, OK I’m so stressed, I need to stop. But that was before.

GIVEAWAY: Busy Days Deserve #LUXnights

Hello Sunshine! I just love being busy. I love being preoccupied with things, passion and work alike. Although I must admit, there are time...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hello Sunshine! Yes, I'm alive! I haven't blogged as usual, and as normally as I'd hoped, but don't worry. I'm alive! And today I'm back to share this video I saw on Mode, and thought is worth sharing. It's about Claire and Jim, a transgender couple.
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"I can't change the fact that this is how I feel inside. I'm a human being, and I've fallen in love with another human being."

KUMI'S MIND: On Love

Hello Sunshine! Yes, I'm alive! I haven't blogged as usual, and as normally as I'd hoped, but don't worry. I'm alive! A...

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hello Sunshine! Past few days, all I’ve been doing was enjoy my newly minted Spotify Premium subscription. I know, it’s so babaw but I’m a big big cheapster and if there’s anything I can get for free, why not? Like, so what if there are ads? I don’t mind.
This is a photo taken by one of my team babies. I love this picture so much because hardly does anyone capture my happiest in a photo...


KUMI'S MIND: On Cheating

Hello Sunshine! Past few days, all I’ve been doing was enjoy my newly minted Spotify Premium subscription. I know, it’s so babaw but I’m a...

 

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