Monday, November 13, 2017

JAMES REID, NADINE LUSTRE LIVE IN DAGUPAN!!

YES! You read that right..

 Last night, we got to party with James, Lauren, Brent and Nadine during the Emperador Hot Shot Brandy Party in Dagupan City. It was jam-packed with JaDine fans from all over the province, but minors were not allowed to get inside. No brandy for you JaDine babies!

James Reid performed his latest single, he even sang a duet with Nadine Lustre and that made the crowd roar even more. The rest of the gang were giving out brandy shots, taking pictures and dancing the night away. 




You can see how James was so protective of Nadine in one of the clips, can't help but swoon over this power couple. Watch the rest of the video here and tell me what you think! 
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THANK YOU WHAT'S UP DAGUPAN

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP IDEAS

The last quarter of the year is always my favorite because I get to celebrate my birthdays in October, dress up on Halloween in November, and enjoy the festivities in December. 

I've been really into making different makeup looks these past few months and today I decided to share with you guys the three halloween makeup looks that I did. 

This was supposed to be inspired by a Mobile Legends character name Estes. I used whatever is available in my makeup kit and immediately  wished I have prepared enough for this, like maybe, I should've bought some face paint or something. But yeah, I still enjoyed doing this very easy and very simple makeup look. I used a brown masking tape for my ear to make it look like elf ears. You can watch some tutorials on Youtube. 

Estes-inspired
Halloween is not supposed to be all dark and scary, so I chose to dress up and honor one of the most talented female artist in the history - Frida Kahlo. Since I didn't have a floral head dress, I just edited one on a phone app called Photo Grid. Watch my Frida Kahlo makeup tutorial on Youtube by clicking on the link here. 

"I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling." - FK

For this look, I used BYS Philippines Cosmic Eyeshadow Palette and it worked like magic! I may need to iron some details the next time I try to recreate this, but overall, I loved the finish product. This is my favorite halloween look so far and this is inspired by Archie Comics and Riverdale. Watch my makeup video tutorial here. 

Straight outta comic book.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I hope to see you guys again soon. If you liked this post, don't forget to comment below and share this to your friends. 
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Summer in October??

Summer is everyone's favourite season, even in the Philippines where it is sunny almost all year round. We especially reserve that 'summer vibe' for the months of March, April and May. And our main activities? Food trips and going to the beach with family and friends. 

Now we don't have to wait for those months to come, because there's a new cafe in town that will give you a taste of summer even in the month of October. By The Beach Cafe is located on the shore of Nibalew beach in San Fabian, Pangasinan and the nearest land mark is the Coast Guard Sub-station. 

Summer vibes
Water Bikes and Teepees
Blue Lemonade
On top of the beautiful location, By The Beach San Fabian Cafe offers affordable rice meals, snacks and drinks. Here's a menu guide for you under their 'Comfort Food' category:
3 Cheese Pizza - Php90

Pica-pica Sampler - Php200
Salsa & Cheese-Jalapeno Nachos -Php120
Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings - Php175
Chicken Fingers - Php150
Sausage & Chips - Php80
Potato Fritters - Php150
Beefy Dynamites - Php120

Summertime madness
 'Charred Favorites'
Grilled Liempo - Php150
Pork Barbeque - Php150
Chicken Teriyaki - Php150
'All-Day Breakfast'
Bacon, Egg, Rice - Php120
Pork Tocino, Egg, Rice - Php120
Pork Longanisa, Egg, Rice - Php120

Perfect for friends and family
 'Cocktails'
Cuba Libre - Php100
Vodka Lime - Php100
Bubbly Daiquiri - Php100
Whiskey Ginger - Php100
SMB Pale Pilsen - Php75
SMB Light - Php75

Beach + Sunset = Love
 BTB San Fabian Cafe is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 5PM to 11PM. Make sure to bring a camera and charge your phone batteries for photo ops! Watch out for By The Beach Cafe's new offerings and take part in their Halloween Masquerade Party on October 28, 2017, Saturday at 8PM! Don't forget to wear your local spooky mask or head dress to get a chance to win a prize. 

That's all for now folks! So check out my Youtube channel, I also made a short vlog last month. Watch here: 


xoxo

Friday, September 29, 2017

FUN SHOOT WITH JD TOMAGAN

It's been a while since I last did a fun shoot with a photographer friend, so when JD Tomagan asked me a few days ago I didn't think twice. I knew him from way back in 2012, when we worked together for a small fashion shoot for this local boutique called The Glam Zone PH. We've been friends on Facebook since then and I've seen him consistently harnessing his talent and skills in photography and videography.

a e s t h e t i c s
Meanwhile, I stopped modeling because I don't know.. maybe I stopped trying? Hmm. I seriously missed posing in front of the camera though. So, during this shoot, I felt really awkward and super conscious about how I look. It took me a while before I got my old groove back again. 

As for the preparation, I can say I had minimal prep for this shoot because it's supposed to be casual and fun. No pressure, no hassle. JD Tomagan is really professional, he knows what he's doing and he's really improved a lot. He knows where my best angles are and is always open for suggestions. 

n o s t a l g i a

If you liked this blog entry, don't forget to comment and share the link to your friends. Thank y'all for visiting my blog. P.S. For those of you here in Pangasinan and nearby provinces, I'll leave JD's contact details below for booking inquires: 

Contact No. +639957842865
E-mail: athanboo08@gmail.com

t h  r o w b a c k  2 0 1 2 

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Friday, August 25, 2017

MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND HOW I EDIT MY INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

Back in college, I used to watch Michelle Phan videos all night! Before ZoellaBretman Rock and Michelle Dy - there is Michelle Phan. Like you, I patiently waited for her videos to be uploaded every week. What can I say? I'm just a young girl trying to find a  fun, creative outlet and I found makeup! 

However, as much as I loved watching these makeup tutorials online, I didn't really have the guts to create and film one myself. But hey, it's never too late to do what you love right? Just this week, I've uploaded two makeup videos on my Youtube Channel: HOW I DO MY OFFICE MAKEUP and NO EYESHADOW MAKEUP LOOK. I use natural day light and my phone to record my videos, while our messy receiving area can be seen as the background. It's just a simple setting, really, nothing fancy! 

VSCO + Afterlight Light Leaks Filter
I believe that more than the makeup brands and makeup techniques, viewers want to see TRANSFORMATION. And that's what I am trying to give my audience. It's okay to look human, with flaws and everything. After all, what you are bare-faced is still what you are after a full coverage makeup - only a little more fabulous! I still am very conscious of how I look first thing in the morning, since I don't have the 'WOKE UP LIKE THIS' look that I can brag about. But I realized that what people see when they really look at you is not all the physical aspect. When people look at you, they are reminded of what you help bring in their life. So try to be good to everyone, but most importantly, to yourself.

VSCO + Afterlight Dusty Filter
In this blog entry, as promised, I will also share with you how I edit my Instagram photos. The two photo-editing apps that I use are: Vsco and Afterlight. It's not that easy but it takes time to master it all. Good thing VSCO hacks are all over the internet today! You just have to Google it according to the theme that you want to achieve. Type these sample keywords in Google search bar: "Vsco filter for selfies," "Vsco filter 2017," "Vsco filter themes," "Vsco filter clean," and just follow the specifications for each filter. Voila! // On the other hand, I use Afterlight mostly for vintage-themed photos, frames and photo layers. Check out Light Leaks and Dusty filters! Like VSCO, you can purchase more Afterlight add-ons in the App Store. 

Afterlight Dusty filter (x2)
Maintaining a good Instagram feed is not that simple, sometimes you have to sacrifice photos that are close to your heart because they don't fit your theme. I say, break the rules! Try to up your Instagram game one photo at a time, by making each photo count. As long as you love your photo, a hundred more likes from your followers is just an added bonus. Don't put too much pressure on yourself, just enjoy the process and you will eventually master your craft!


Hope this post inspires you to never stop doing what you love and remind you that it's never too late to start a new hobby or interest. Right now, I'm just genuinely enjoying what I create and I'm filled with so much joy and happiness that I'm able to do this again. 
xoxo 
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Canadian Visa Requirements for Filipino Tourists

Visiting Canada soon? Before booking your flight tickets, make sure you get your Canadian Tourist Visa approved first. Pass your visa application at least one month before your desired travel date. Here's the list of requirements for Canadian Visa Application for Filipino Tourist. Take down notes!


General Requirements
  1. Original Passport with 6 months validity prior to departure
  2. Photo Copy of the Passport's Bio Page
  3. 2pcs white background colored picture 4.5cm x 3.5cm
  4. Accomplished Canada Visa Application(Computerized)
  5. Family Information Form(Hand Written)
  6. Representative Form(Hand Written)
  7. Application Checklist(Signatory at the bottom of the last page)
  8. Consent Form(Hand Written)
  9. Document Checklist for a Temporary Resident Visa(Signatory at the bottom of the last page)
  10. Original or Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return)or Form 2316
  11. Latest Personal Bank Certificate(Ideal is P300k)
  12. Original or Photo Copy of Latest 3 months Bank Statement(Ideal is P200k average daily balance)
  13. Latest PSA Birth Certificate(not more than 1 year after issuance)
  14. PSA Marriage Certificate(If Applicable)(not more than 1 year after issuance)
  15. Authorization form for claiming passport/s upon release with photocopy of 1 valid ID
  16. Photocopy of previous and valid advanced country visa for frequent travelers( USA, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, KOREA )

If currently employed, please provide the following
  1. Certificate of Employment (must include applicant's position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number,HR e-mail address)
  2. Photocopy of Company ID


If businessman, please provide the following
  1. Photo Copy of DTI / SEC Permit
  2. Photo Copy of Mayor's Permit
  3. Photo Copy of Business Permit


If currently studying, please provide the following
  1. School Certificate
  2. Photocopy of School ID

For more information on visa application and for visa assistance, contact JUST LOVE PH TRAVEL! Send your inquiry to justlovephtravel@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page. 
Hope this post helps, safe travels!
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Korean Beauty Products Review [Innisfree]

Everyone is heading to South Korea to visit locations seen in our favourite Korean Dramas, dreamily wandering around in high hopes of meeting a cute guy we can call our "Oppa." We are so smitten by Lee Min Ho, Gong Yoo, Song Joong Ki, Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Woo Bin and many more! We fell in love with their looks, perfect smile, romantic gestures and good humor. But what does it take for these "oppas" to like us back? 

Aside from the increasing number of KDrama and KPop fans, there is also a remarkable sales growth in most South Korean products. As a matter of fact, the world is now so into discovering the fascinating beauty and skin care benefits of Korean beauty products too. From the Laneige lipstick used by Kim Bok Joo in Weightlifting Fairy to the social media frenzy over peel off masks and bubble face masks, we can't deny KDrama and KPop's huge impact on the market and their influence to customer buying behavior. I, myself, have tried Korean beauty products and here are my six favourites from Innisfree:

No Sebum Mineral Powder in limited edition emoji packaging
No Sebum Mineral Powdwer. Description says it absorbs excess sebum and oil to prevent makeup from becoming patchy, while correcting dull skin tone to keep the skin bright and radiant all day. But what is a sebum anyway? Answer: Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin. [see source: wikipedia]
Why I like it: On lazy days when I don't feel like wearing heavy makeup, I put on my moisturizer, sunscreen with spf50 and this mineral powder for a nice finish. It's like putting on baby powder, it keeps my face from looking oily and makes it look naturally good. No need for foundation!

It's real squeeze mask in Green Tea and Aloe Vera
It's Real Squeeze Face Masks. Product description says it hydrates and recharges skin [...]Three-layered sheet for longer moisturizing and great adherence. Using these products will leave skin feeling smooth, supple, and deeply hydrated.
Why I like it: It comes in different packs and fruit or petal extracts. They have Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Acai Berry, Rose, Rice, Blackberry, Strawberry, Lemon, Pomegranate, etc. But my favorite is It's Real Squeeze face mask sheet in Manuka Honey. It leaves my face feeling so hydrated! I use it on nights when my face feels dry or when I want to rid of my haggard look.

Apple seed lip & eye makeup remover
 Apple seed eye and lip makeup remover. The description says, "Refreshingly and cleanly removes lip and eye makeup without leaving the skin greasy or oily. Apple seed oil rich in moisture and nutrients protects delicate skin from any irritation after point makeup removal. Formulation with 5-Free system - Free of 5 harmful additives such as mineral oil, synthetic colorants, animal ingredients, sulfate-based surfactants and fragrance."
Why I like it: We have thinner skin around the eyes and lips, that's why we need a more delicate makeup remover for these areas. Some makeup remover that I've tried are harsh on the skin, making my skin feel prickly and red. But this product made removing eye makeup an ease, I highly recommend this.

Olive oil real cleansing tissue 30 sheets
 Olive Oil real cleansing wipes. Product description says, "A deep-hydration cleansing tissue made with organic golden olives. Contains antioxidants, olives, and vitamins. Cleanses and moisturizes with just a wipe."
Why I like it: I now realized that oil-based makeup remover is more effective than the others. After a long, tiring day.. all we wanted to do is remove our makeup immediately and wash our face. But, I don't recommend using makeup remover wipes all the time. You must always follow a thorough face cleansing routine every night.

Eco fruit lip tint in Cherry shade
 Eco fruit lip tint. Product description says it contains raspberry extract giving the lips a bright, lively color. Free from: talc, silicon, and mineral oil. Apply some tint to the tip and gently tap the inside of your lips.
Why I like it: One can easily recognize how Koreans put lipstick. It's like a gradient style, a light shade on the outer lip and darker shade on the inner lip. It's like the natural lip tint you get from drinking red wine or eating a bunch of cherries. Innisfree Eco Fruit Lip Tint is the perfect lip tint for it! I like it because it's easy to use once you master the art of putting lippie the Korean way. Plus you can taste the cherry flavor! I sometimes dab it on my cheek too, spread it out with my fingers and wait for it to dry. It looks so natural!

Jeju volcanic blackout out balm - minimizing pores

Jeju Volcanic Blackhead out Balm. Product description says it clears the nose free of blackheads. The balm melts as you roll it onto the skin, and dissolves the blackheads, clearing your skin. [...] Before cleansing, apply an appropriate amount onto where blackheads are concentrated. Use fingertips to massage for 3~5 minutes and use cleansing foam or lukewarm water to rinse off afterwards.
Why I like it: Well, instead of using blackhead strip -that may also be damaging your skin and is making the pores even bigger- Innisfree blackhead out balm dissolves the blackheads and minimizes the pores. While you can't always use removing strips for  those irritating blackheads, you can use this balm on a daily basis. I highly recommend this, please be patient for the result.

Here is a bonus video from Innisfree featuring my oppa and Innisfree brand ambassador Lee Min Ho!!!


While we all know that people have different skin types, I swear by these Innisfree products and I highly recommend these because it totally worked for me. And I know the feeling of all die-hard fans of KDrama and KPop groups.. I would probably also do anything - even use Korean beauty products- to look a bit like Park Shin-Hye or Song Hye Kyo or Jun Ji Hyun or Lee Sung Kyung!!! BTW, my boyfriend says I could pass as Shin Min-a!! Haha! Please!!

 Know another good Korean beauty product? Comment below!
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P.S. check out my online shop Gwi-Yeo-Wo PH >Facebook Page< based in Pangasinan, best buy Korean Beauty & Skin Care Products.