Whenever I think about Mariah Carey, the first thing that comes into my mind is DIVA. So its really no surprise that OPI gives her a line that's called "Liquid Sand". This is a new variant from OPI which I believe would be coming out more in their collections.


I've been looking for an inexpensive heat protectant product, and luckily I stumbled upon the Prostyle Fuwarie End Curling Mist while strolling around Beauty Bar!

Korea Post #3: (Must-See Places!) Nami Island

ll be sharing about our trip to Nami Island, which is located outside of Seoul. We had to take a train (different from the subway system, sorry but I forgot the place where we took this, but its the nearest train station from Myeongdong).


Having dark brows and light hair has always been a problem for me. I have always tried to put a little hair dye on my brows (which I do NOT recommend for anyone to do because this may cause severe skin irritation OR burn your skin) to lighten them up, but it hasn't worked.


I finally tried the Sweet Orange shade of the Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring! Its a brighter shade compared to the Natural Brown, and makes your hair tons lighter.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Color Day is Tomorrow!

Hey guys! So my exams just finished last Wednesday, thank God! I got my first exam back because my teacher is mad, he checks exams so quickly even though we're more than 100 people in my class, that's how amazing he is. Its good news though, I got an okay grade, better than what I expected so to treat myself, I'll be getting my hair colored professionally tomorrow for the FIRST TIME!
Yes, a lot of people are surprised that I color my hair at home. I taught myself because getting your hair colored in a salon costs so much money and since my hair was too black then (this just means that my hair was so black that even if light shines on it its still black!), I didn't want to compromise spending so much only to have disappointing results. I've always used Revlon Colorsilk in Strawberry Blonde so that my hair would eventually lighten, which it did. Believe me, I tried so many shades before I could get it to lighten! I started from the medium shades, worked myself to the lighter ones then finally went blonde. But my hair didn't become blonde though haha. I have all the tools that most "pambarangay parlors" have, like big-ass clips and a brush which I bought for a very cheap price in Landmark. (I also do my sister's hair and get lots of compliments from it :D)
But luckily, my boyfriend heeded one of my wishes, which is to get my hair colored in a salon, so he gave me a GC for Park Jun's for Christmas. Here's the color I want:
Taeyeon from SNSD, a Korean pop girl group I love :D
Hopefully they'll be able to copy the exact shade when I get it done. Wish me luck, guys! I can finally do a review on the difference of salon and home hair color!
Btw, I know I only have 2 followers, but I saw in my hit-counter that I'm over 2,000 views, so thank you so much to those who have been reading my posts, don't hesitate to put in a comment, I would love to hear from you!

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Brand Spanking New Kimerald Movie: Paano Na Kaya?

I had to take a time-out from my studying just to post this:

My friend from college (and I've known her since high school), Andrea Mangampat has currently added being a 'scriptwriter' to her resume and has churned out the latest Kim-erald movie from Star Cinema!

Don't saaaay it! I know you're going to say something about Gerald's weird shade of brown hair and the matching pink and yellow plaid polo.

Anyway the story is sure to be familiar with movie-goers: the best friend is in love with the best friend, then after the best friend is dumped by his girlfriend, they try to be together but here comes the real challenge...will they be better off as friends or be at their best as lovers?

Without further ado, here's the trailer:

Although Melissa Ricks still looks her pointy-chinned anorexic self, I will definitely see this movie not only for supporting Andrea, but also because it looks like a great thing to watch after brain-draining exams. 

The movie's opening on January 27, are you watching?:D

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Stop flirting with me, Mr. Jones!

Nothing is more comforting than diner food, don't you agree? I guess it must be the greasy-ness of it all that makes you want to just scarf everything down in 5 minutes.
Here comes Mr. Jones, a "sophisticated" diner that makes all that greasy food classier. Yes it is actually possible to make tapa sosyal!
Last Thursday, my boyfriend and I grabbed dinner here in Greenbelt 5 since I kept hearing so many things about it. Mr. Jones is the brainchild of the people who brought us Chelsea, M Cafe, and MoMo, no wonder the food tastes so good.
I had the Melted Old Bay Crab & Dory Thermidor (Php350) while he had the U.S. Beef Ribcap "Tapa and Garlic Overload" (Php295). The former is like fried fish coated in a creamy sauce . Good thing about the dish is that it doesn't give you the heebie jeebies of cream clogging your arteries with every bite. The latter, seemed to be the favorite of every guy who ordered in the restaurant, because it consisted of an enormous plate of garlic rice, topped with heaping beef slices and large garlic bits (or chips?). I have to say I like this one better than the Thermidor. The sauce underneath all that beef gives the tapa a nice, rich flavor.
We both got drinks, he had a classic A&W rootbeer float (Php150) while I tried the Lemon Lime frozen iced tea (Php110). Warning though, soda costs Php150 a bottle! Yes, that bottle that you buy from the sari-sari store that costs less than Php15. You are definitely better off buying yourself a nice soda float with 2 giant scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Budget for each person? I'd have to say bring around more than Php500 each if you want the whole experience. The resto is definitely for some occasions when you feel like splurging on comfort food. I will definitely return and I'm looking forward to trying out all the other dishes they have!

Photos by Michael Wisniewski and SPOT.PH
Note: This will be my last post in awhile, unless I find something really interesting to blog about, exams are coming up! Sorry guys, thanks for coming and reading these!

Monday, January 4, 2010

I Love You, Goodbye: Love = Macking Out

I Love You, Goodbye is a movie about Gabby Concepcion and his 3 children played by Angelica Panganiban, Derek Ramsey, and Kim Chiu. Their mother died at a young age and he had to fend by himself for their future.

NOT. Despite the stark age differences (which is the point of the story), the film is a love rectangle between the stars mentioned above. Gabby plays Kim's dad who is Angelica's live-in partner, while Derek plays Angelica's ex-boyfriend and Kim's boy.


As confusing as that might sound, the movie actually has a good story. Its about a much younger more naive girl loving an older man trying to fit in his family (Mamita is love in this movie!).

But then the movie was ruined by 2 things:

1) 1 character had to be hit by a car instead of giving the lead character the chance to decide her fate

2) TOO MUCH MAKING OUT! Does Director Laurice Guillen (who won Best Director in the MMFF Awards) think that just because it's Angelica Panganiban, janggas and galore, the audience would appreciate a 10-min make-out session per guy? Well she's wrong. It would have been preferable to have more of the story unfold then watch either Gabby or Derek attack Angelica's neck--which looked too directed (tilt your head to the right right, now to the left, move your hands up and down his back...now cuuuuurllll your fingers...fweh!).

Angelica plays Liselle well, she deserves that Best Actress award more than Sharon, but as I've said to anyone who would listen (i.e. no one), they would never give it to someone younger if the Megastar is up for the running.

One laugh element is that Matet de Leon is in this movie. Once again, she plays the sidekick noisy best friend. I've never given any complaints for her acting, but its just funny to note that she's been the t0ken best friend even in Juday's movies. Someone give this girl a breaking out movie just like Eugene Domingo!

So for me, I Love You, Goodbye is a nice movie. It can be improved yes, but at least it didn't make me cringe like Mano Po 6 did.