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fall favorites

We just finished the prenup shoot! ❤ So, I am back to blogging.

I’m just sharing the products that make me feel happy, pretty, girly-girl awesome. Even if I am a frazzled mess. 

Nothing soothes my nerves quite like looking good.

Shallow, I know. But honey that is my therapy!

It sure is irrational that I go and get a lot of products and not use them everyday, I only use them on weekends. But I am still a girl and I’m just fascinated by makeup, dresses, and nail polish. Being pretty in general, like it would improve my quality of life?! 

So, these are rightfully my fall favorites.

taken with my mobile phone- pardon the picture quality.

Since it’s fall season I darkened up my lips a notch. Currently alternating L’Oreal Paris collection star by Freida Pinto in Pure Rouge and Mac Rebel. These colors make me look polished and mature even if I only have baby powder on my face. -Added bonus: they make my teeth and skin look a lot whiter.

On my eyes, I am still on a roll with smokey eyes as it makes my tiny eyes look bigger and more awake. So the Urban Decay Naked Smoky eye shadow palette my cousin Jackie sent me gets a lot of love. I even managed to use it to create light eyes. 

Depending on the color of the metal accessories I wear, I got metallic nail polish to match on my very short child like nails. I am using Zoya in Ziv (gold) and Trixy (silver). The nail polish is to add a bit of festive sparkle, after all it is only a few weeks to Christmas.

 

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience with the product. This is not a sponsored post, I paid for these (from) my own pocket, save for the eye shadows those were gifed to me by my cousin. 

 


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prettifying my groom, macho style

I feel a bit sorry for grooms. While most of them shoulder the cost of the wedding they usually end up being just the afterthought. So for Kei, I wanted to make him feel special on that day too.

we are here to prettify my man!

we are here to prettify my man!

So, it is a good thing that I found the Union Station Barber Shop’s customized grooming service for the groom to be!

They created; The Spoiled Groom – that is a on the day grooming/pampering service for the groom to be, right in the comforts of the hotel room. Kind of like having an HMUA (I guess) but specifically for guys. To make them look their best on their big day! Isn’t that nice?! After looking at their facebook page, I told Kei that I am going to get him a manly version of HMUA. That got him asking me more questions. So, when I found out thet the union station barbershop is going to be at Edsa Shangri-la’s bridal fair, I made it sure that we get there to meet/book them.

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To be honest, I initially wanted to book the basic package (concourse) that consists of: A Hair Cut / Trim or Define, a traditional hot towel shave, face massage, hair grooming and singe. That costs 3k. *45mins of service approx*

But after talking to them at the fair, we decided to go for the complete package (platform) that consists of: A Hair Cut / Trim or Define, a traditional hot towel shave, face massage, hair grooming and singe. The additional services included? Luxury Hair Treatment, Hand and Back Massage, Manlycure This costs 5k. *1 and a half hour of service approx*

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Considering Kei loves getting scalp massages and back massages this is the bomb. Since we booked them at the fair, the freebie we got was the same package we got, for an additional head. Not bad. We plan to give it to Kei’s big brother who will be flying in from Japan. So he will not have to rush and worry about his hair/looks once he got here. So they will have more time to bond. That would mean more memories and time together to look back on. Priceless.

Since we booked them on the spot. I asked questions about their services and asked them to explain what the singe is.

Apparently, it is de-fuzzing the ears. As to how it is done, it is done with fire. Manly enough and kind of a bit scary… 

And they are going to give it a go! Kei is going to try getting singe-d! We were really curious and since it is a demo, why not?!

getting singe-d!

getting singe-d!

So, Kei gamely sat on the barber’s chair to get singed. The barber got cotton wrapped around a slim scissor and soaked it in alcohol. then, lit the thing up.

And Kei got singed on both ears. Asked if it hurts, he said no. It was just warm and the swooshing sound of the flame was the only thing that kept him aware that he was being singed. He was laughing and chatting with the barber the whole time. So, I guess it was a pleasant experience after all. Not something to be afraid of.

Thank you Wrangler!

Thank you Wrangler!

While waiting for Kei to finish his singe, my name was called out. Apparently, I won a gift bag from Wrangler! Wow! Thank you very much! 

I am giving it to Kei who is a fan of the brand and buys/wears their jeans regularly. And I am not saying this because I won. I really find their dark denims as a classic staple, I also love that their pants are soft to the skin. I even buy wrangler pants for Kei from time to time. We also get their polos. 

Simply put, Wrangler is one of our go-to-brands for pants as they have regular fit pants that looks better on men than those skinny pants that makes men look like sissy ballerinas with beards. imho. Their pants are also more forgiving for the full figured males. (They carry waist sizes to 40.) 

In return he has to buy me distressed shorts. Fair trade.

Also got to meet the Fashion Pulis! He is the host for the fair. He is super friendly! 

with fashion pulis!

with fashion pulis!

After a quick chat we shook hands and took this picture.

So, that concludes our Unveiled Edsa Shangri-La bridal fair adventure.

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Thank you!

Personally, I would love to see my groom being pampered on his big day. Maybe have a few pictures and video of him getting ready being professionally groomed. I think it would be pretty awesome to see my groom getting pretty for me too.

hello to the team! =)

Photo with the team. Thank you! 

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience with the service/product. This is not a sponsored post, I paid for this (from) my own pocket. 

Union Station Barber Shop – https://www.facebook.com/theunionstationbarber


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allergic to the solution

This happened to me. So, I thought I should post this to get other people to be aware.

This is by no means a replacement to getting a ophthalmologist to check your eyes. 

 

As a contact lens user, I have my share of eye irritations and infections promoting me to stop wearing them for a time.

I hated it. I don’t want to wear glasses. (I want to look pretty not nerdy!) But recently, the irritations are getting more and more suspicious. Every time I wear my contact lenses, my eyes would be irritated. I get itchy eyes, blurry vision/dry eyes. Wake up with more than normal eye mucus/weepy eyes. I will got to the ophthalmologist to get it checked, get medicated drops (I had used Vigadexa and later on 4 Quin-DX) to heal it, rest my eyes for week or so. And because I really hate wearing my glasses, I would wear my contacts again and the whole thing repeats itself.

This red eye irritation been going on and off for months now…

Till I read about contact lens solutions being the irritants.

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I quickly looked at my lens solution. I was using Solocare Aqua but due to it being unavailable, my Mum switched it to Opti-Free RepleniSH. Stupid me. I never noticed. 

After a while I started having eye irritations/infections. Never thought that my solution was the culprit.

Hurriedly rushed over to our optometrist. She said that sometimes, people do get allergies to their solution.  Arrrgggghhhhh!

Once we got home, we then threw away the Optifree and got Solocare. I even gone as far as getting new contact lenses and case just to be sure.

Tomorrow, I am going to start using Solocare again, hopefully my eyes will accept the solution.

 

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience with the product/s. This is not a sponsored post, I paid for this (from) my own pocket.