Monday, April 14, 2014

TRAVEL: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum HK

   Madame Tussauds is on my bucket list of places-to-see in Hong Kong. I am really a Fan of Museums, I love art, I love sculptures and thus when I got the chance to visit HK, I see to it that this will be the first place I will visit.

Located at the Peak where you can view the city of Hong Kong, this tourist attraction is about 15minutes from the Hong Kong MTR Central Station.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has over 100 wax figures that composes of World leaders, celebrities, athletes, artists, scientists and more.  In here, you will be astonished on how the wax figures really looked like the real one. You can readily have your pictures taken with the famous personalities via their wax figures such as Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn, Madonna and more!

Take a glimpse of how the wax figure is being made. This actual mold where the head and hands are placed. You can see how intricate the details are, from the the eyelids, eyebrows, pupil, shape of the eyes, nose etc (see below picture).

The left part of the wax figure is almost done, while the other half was not fully done. You can see how artists made this wax figure so realistic that you won't think twice if is the real thing or not.. This particular wax figure is the leading character from the "IP Man" movie.

Breakfast at Tiffany's. I love that movie and Audrey Hepburn is my idol. I love her fashion style, her beauty and her aura. This might be one of my fave wax figure!

With the beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and a showbiz correspondent :-)

Of course! With the Queen of Pop, Madonna!

My Idol, Michael Jackson in the house! 

Overall, this experience is just fun fun fun!! Their wax figures might not be real but the fact that this wax figures really looked like those famous people is an art of its kind. You can touch the wax figures, look at them, feel them as if they are the real thing! Clap clap clap to the artists who create this wonderful figures.

There you go guys! Add this on your must-see places in Hong Kong! Plus, you get to experience to ride the Peak Tram going here which is enjoyable!

Till our next trip!


TRAVEL: Ngong Ping 360 Hong Kong

 3rd day of our Hong Kong Trip is to visit the Ngong Ping 360,  a must-see attraction in Hongkong and also gateway to Lantau Island. 

At the picture above, it is the Cable Car that will be your way going to the Ngong Ping Village and see it on your own eyes the Largest Buddha. One of my to-do list before is to experience riding a cable car here at Hong Kong and finally got the chance to do it! This cable car will allow you to have a view of the Lantau Island that's why it is called 360. This is also close to the Hong Kong International Airport.

 It offers tourist attractions such as the Ngong Ping Village where you can see different Buddhist Temples, Chinese Houses, Restaurants and Buddha. We were able to taste their native delicacies and the Pancit which is also popular in the Philippines. They always have hot tea after every meal which I think is because from what I have experienced, most of their dishes are oily, so a hot tea can eliminate the greasiness after a meal. Also tea, is a healthy way also to lose weight.

Inside the Ngong Ping Village are different landmarks and infrastructure. This one at my back reminds me of some of the Chinese Actions movies familiar scene/spot where there's kung fu fighting or Jackie Chan will just come out anytime. The serenity of the place is just surreal and the weather is just perfect to walk into this beautiful village.

Got to take some picture with this statue that made me think that It will be alive anytime :-)

This place is serene, solemn and calm. A place to pray and just a moment of silence to respect the place and those in the same religion.

At the peak. Giant statues that kneels and prays for the Biggest Buddha.

From my behind is the actual stairways to the Biggest Buddha.

After several steps, finally we arrived at the Peak.

Definitely worth it! This experience makes me experience first hand the culture and the beliefs of Buddhists. We all were different because of the Religion but we are still one. This is one of my most unforgettable experience to-date. The place is just calm and surreal.

A must-see place where you are in Hong Kong. Our first plan was to visit Macau on our 3rd day but instead changed our itinerary to Ngong Ping and it was all worth it! 

Till our next trip!


TRAVEL: Hong Kong Disneyland, A Magical Place

Hi Guys!!! I know, it's been months since my last post. I've been very busy with my work and other stuffs. Definitely, I'm back and I really missed blogging so much. Anyways, this post is dedicated on my recent trip in Hong Kong this March. The weather is just freezin cold! And so I need to wear boots! I'm not really used to wearing boots since I am from a Tropical country but in here I got to wear one!

Going back to our 3 days/2 nights trip in Hongkong this March 2014, It was a first time for me and my BF to actually go abroad! And this is just a memorable one! We got to experience different culture and people! Hence, we were literally got excited days before the trip.

HK Disneyland is actually on my first list to visit in Hong Kong since this is nearest Disneyland Resort in the Philippines. HK is about 3 hours plane ride from the Philippines!

We alloted our whole day in Disneyland. This is really a MAGICAL PLACE. A friend once told me that she got teary eyed when she actually got the chance to visit Disneyland. I myself got teary-eyed too! The disney songs such as "A whole new world" "Beauty and the Beast" "Its a small world" brings back childhood memories. And boy, I literally told myself that I will bring my whole family at this place soon.

Oh, this cute chipmunks were so adorable! They were teasing one another and that makes them super cool.

 This is the boulevard where you can buy some souvenirs and kiddie stuffs. A bit like our local "enchanted kingdom" in the Philippines.

Wanderin' if Cinderella will come out from that castle :-) The entrance going to the rides.

Who would not want to have a picture with Jessie and Woody! If only my nephews can come here, I know they will be very happy! They are toy story fanatic!

Since we had the whole day to enjoy the park, we actually have tried all the rides. I enjoyed every single moment I've had in this  magical place. Definitely, will be back soon.

Include this in one of your must-visit places. Travel More and Invest more on the experience life has to offer.
Definitely, to Travel is on my bucket list forever!

Thanks for reading guys!


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Beauty: LOREAL Lucent Magique Light-Infusing Foundation

Hello Ladies and my Readers! It's been a while I know that I've updated my blog. My laptop's keys were apparently damaged but now I'm back into blogging! Yipee for that! I have so many new beauty products that I want to review. First on my list is this one from Loreal!

With SPF 24 | PA+++.  Radiance is the unique light that glows from the most beautiful skins. Loreal invents Lucent Magique, the 1st Light-Creating Foundation that illuminates every inch of your skin for a lively complexion..From this description from its box, I was sold! Anything that will make my skin illuminates is music to my ears. I love makeup that will make me look like glowing!

This foundation comes with a pump which is hygienic. The bottle is sleek and the rose gold color of its container is just gorgeous. The product itself is light-weight. You won't feel any greasiness, it just applies wonderfully on your skin and is not sticky. The after effect is a Lit from within. If you want to sustain that glow, my advice is do not over powder, meaning, you can powder only to the T-Zone of your face and not on the whole face. This foundation however, doesn't stay that long for me. Meaning after a couple of hours, the effect of glowing skin somehow diminishes. So you might want to use a setting spray or a face primer.

With the price, this is an affordable foundation perfect for everyday use. I love how this is comparable to my BB cream, since the effect of this foundation is sheer. Not matte which I love. However, for those with oily skin, this might not be suited for you. This is because, this is light infusing, so this foundation creates more shine on your skin, Thus, not applicable for oily skin. As for me, I am on a combination skin, so this is a good one for me.

Here's a swatch of the foundation.

I bought mine in the lightest shade which is N5 Pure Honey. I am NC30 in MAC for you reference. This for me suits my Yellow Undertone skin. As you can see, a little goes a long way.

As soon as I spread this on my hand, this is the result. This is the after effect of putting this foundation- Glowing, Illuminates the skin and this feels light-weight on the skin once applied.

So for my verdict, I'm loving this foundation. I've been using this more often than my NARS Sheer Glow foundation. I bought this in 25% off in the local drugstore.(Watsons) Another good find I suppose!

So there you go my dear readers! Will post a review on the True Match Foundation which I bought for my friend's bridal make-up! Till our next beauty session!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Beauty: Urban Decay Naked Palette 1

Yehey! Finally I got my hands on the original Naked Palette 1. I know, I am too late on the craze but finally after some intense decision making haha. I did ask my friend to buy me one from SG and boy, I know now why everyone go gaga over this beautiful palette.

This palette composed of 12 beautiful shades namely:
  • Virgin eye shadow – Nude satin
  • Sin eye shadow – Champagne shimmer
  • Naked eye shadow – Buff matte
  • Sidecar – Beige with glitter
  • Buck – Brown matte
  • Half Baked – Bronze shimmer
  • Smog – Golden brown shimmer
  • Darkhorse – Dark bronze shimmer
  • Toasted – Taupe shimmer
  • Hustle – Mocha shimmer
  • Creep – Black with sparkle
  • Gunmetal - Dark grey with sparkle 
(from site)

The first time I used this palete for that soft smokey eyes, I noticed that there are some fallouts. Regardless, the longevity is really superb even without putting an eye shadow primer. I really love  how each shade compliment each other. The matte shades are perfect for base color and the shimmery shades are perfect for creating that glowing eye look.

This is gonna be the most expensive makeup item. Nevertheless, I am happy that I did purchased this.

This is really useful whether it be for a bridal makeup,special occasions makeup or a simple everyday makeup. So for those makeup lovers out there who would like to invest on a good neutral shades palette, this is really a good one. I'm eying the Bobbi brown rich chocolate once, and did want that over the UD nakedpalette. However, UD palette has 12 shades compared to the Bobbi Brown one so I did chose the UD naked palette 1.

I know that UD Naked Palette 3 is coming this 2013 and from what I have researched  from Temptalia, the naked 3 has pink shades which for me is a win win. I love pinks and it really do flatters my brown eyes, so if ever i would have some extra money for the naked palette 3, I might give in. but I know that would a splurge, and so I know I might pass on that one.

Where to buy?

My friend bought this one for me at Sephora SG since this is not available to us locally.

Go ahead Ladies! Till ou next beauty session!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Non-Beauty Related: Volunteers on Helping Typhoon 'Yolanda' (Haiyan)

For those locals who lives here in Manila can join in the repacking of clothes, goods, food etc and any thing that would help them please call these number and schedule for your shift:

DSWD:  (02) 851-2681

SAGIP KAPAMILYA:  (02) 411-4995

TV5 Tulong Kapatid: (02) 689-3355

Red Cross: (02) 527-0000

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Beauty: The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

Oh, the wait is finally over. I've been lemming to try a matte bronzer for a long time now, until I have this upcoming makeup gig and I think a matte bronzer for contouring is what's been missing on my makeup essentials. So, I visit the beauty bar store and finally got my hands on this affordable yet superb product. I researched on the internet which among the matte bronzer performs well but at the same time will not make me broke and this one is a sure good find!

The Balm's packaging is super cute, a cardboard with that cute picture of a girl. It is sturdy and very appropriate for that kinda travel makeup necessities. I tried the Smashbox Bronzer which is Kim K's favorite however, for my Asian skin, that really don't do much contour on my skintone since it is light. So The Balm Bahama Mama is the best choice for me!

This is darker compared to Hoola Bronzer by Benefit and Smashbox Bronzer so if you plan to dust it over your NC30 skin, it will look muddy or super tan. Better way is to first pat off the excess bronzer on your brush and dust it all over the face for tan look. For contouring, this is for me very promising! You simply need an angled blush brush, and dust it to just underneath the apple of your cheeks. Don't forget to swirl the color on your cheeks to erase the hard edges and to let it just combine with blush.

My Verdict:

This is a winner! The pigmentation is superb, a little goes a long, long way. The longevity of the product once applied on your face is impressive. The product content I think will last me a long time since you don't need a lot of it for contouring. and the price, affordable. So this is actually a good beauty find! I can use this for bronzed look or for my makeup gigs especially for those with darker skin tones to create that sun kissed look.

Where to buy??
If you are in Manila, you can buy this at your nearest Beauty Bar. Mine I bought in Beauty Bar Glorietta for Php 775. I think for those who wants to contour their face in such a way that they want to make their face look thinner, well, a matte bronzer is what you need! Though I've been lemming to try the Nars Laguna Bronzer but for me it is pricey so this Bahama Mama Bronzer can be of a great substitute.

 Till our next makeup session!



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