Just for Fun! - Turning Tables

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Pardon me for the messy room, I'm going to transfer to a new apartment here in Singapore hehehe..
I got the instrumentals from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA5iPITz6X0
My voice broke during the first chorus waaaaah and I can't hear the music very well and the second verse was overly theatrical LOL ! I'm too lazy to record a new one so what the hey.. just for fun :)





Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Review : One of the Best Lipbalms I've Tried

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Are you like me who is prone to dry lips no matter how much water you take? That putting on lipstick without a balm underneath would make your lips pop and bleed? *ouch* A good balm is hard to find. Since there are TONS out there. From the cheapest to the most expensive ones.

Another makeup product with a very long and descriptive name. A lip balm that claims to be everything you want. Brings out the natural color of your lips, sun protection, superb moisturization, and a promise that with daily use; improve lip texture over time.

Does it do as it claims? Is it really worth the expensive price?
Let's go and take a look ^_-

The case itself is a luxury to hold

But I have a way of making them look tacky -___-


It doesn't really react to your chemistry because based on the ingredients list. It has carmine. A common ingredient in lipsticks that gives it that red color, it probably has a tiny tiny amount so it provides the sheerest bit of color. Main ingredient for moisturization is the mango butter. 

What I love the most about this one? The fragrance! Most lip balms with SPF smells and tastes like suncreen. Yuck. This smells delicious, mint chocolate. But not so overpowering, only a light lingering scent that would probably make someone draw nearer to you because your lips just smell yummy.

Before: No balm, so dry, so happy, so flakey. So painful :(

After: Juicylicious luscious lips

It's a pretty good lipbalm all in all, worth the price yes; but it's not practical to shell out around 30 dollars for a balm. It also runs out fast (with daily use) and mine is 3/4 left after a month's use. I'm a frequent balm user because you can see in the picture how my lips were. BUT! After a month's use, my lips were definitely softer, and requires me to use the product less often.

This is how we compare it to cheaper, petrolatum based balms, which makes your lips feel worse the longer you use the balms, making your lips addicted to putting on lipbalm just to sooth the chapping. Talk about good marketing! It makes your lips dependent to the product.

Tip: Did you know this can also be used as a cheek stain? It's not oily at all, and it did not break me out. It gives the best, and most natural flush your cheeks can have!

This, however does the opposite, it did improve the texture and color of my lips overtime. I love this one so much!

Will I buy this again? I probably will! Up until the time I find a perfect dupe.

What's your favorite lip balm?

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Voting for Jessica Sanchez outside the US is cheating?

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Just want to share this article since I did this voting from the Philippines thing when I rooted for Season 4 American Idol Contestant Constantine Maroulis. I want Jessica to win because she's really good, not just because she's a filipino. But I don't vote for her because it is unfair and it is cheating. Besides, it's American Idol.. Most likely the WGWG would win just as before (White guy with guitar)

What are your thoughts on this?  Winner will be announced tomorrow. Do you think Jessica has a shot?


MANILA, Philippines — Pinoys have been known as block supporters in various contests worldwide that require text and online votes to support a Filipino contestant. But can overeager Filipino fans of American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez do the same for the 16-year-old Filipino-Mexican?
Over the past couple of days, word spread around various social networking sites that Filipinos even outside the US could vote for Sanchez through various online means such as Facebook, Skype, and MagicJack.
Sanchez is in the running to become the next American Idol after making it to the Top 2 last week, joining 20-year-old Phillip Phillips in the finale.
“Pwede mo na iboto si Jessica Sanchez kahit nasa Pilipinas ka o saan man sa mundo (Voting for Jessica Sanchez is possible, even if you’re in the Philippines or anywhere around the world),” read one of the graphics being passed around on Facebook. “I-dial lang ang numbers ni Jessica gamit ang Skype (Simply dial Jessica’s numbers using Skype).”
Skype and MagicJack are US-based Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services that function as if calls are being made from the US, which explains the possibility of making votes count for the Pinay contender.
Even the American Idol website acknowledged that viewers can vote using such VoIP services, but with a quick disclaimer: “Please note that digital phone and VOIP services often re-route outgoing calls to a different geographical location from which the call is being made,” the show clarified. “As a result, you may only be able to vote in the voting window to which your call has been re-routed.”
The show, however, also made clear that in all three modes of voting–toll-free, text, and online — only viewers residing “within the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands” could have their votes casted.
But there is still one method that could be used, which is the online voting using one’s Facebook account. According to one Facebook user InterAksyon.com talked to, however, the site can still detect the geographic location of the user, so he was not able to cast his vote.
The producers of American Idol have not come out officially regarding this matter.
Cheat votes?
Even if there are eager fans, there are also those levelheaded ones who pointed out that by employing such means to vote for Sanchez while in the Philippines, Pinoys would technically be “cheating” for her.
“That is why it is called “American” Idol. It is for people living in the West Coast. It is open to everyone in it, not anywhere else,” said one impassioned Facebook user in response to the viral graphic post.
“No one’s restricting votes here as long as they are legitimate. Doing the above is cheating no matter how you look at it,” the user added.
Another user chimed in: “If I were Jessica, I wouldn’t want to win because a bunch of cheaters from the Philippines used fraud for her to win. Shows how low you people are…. It is American Idol, not Filipino idol!”
Filipino-Americans in the US are already rallying and consolidating their efforts to help Sanchez achieve the coveted title, the farthest any contestant with Filipino blood had gone in the show.

http://www.interaksyon.com/infotech/voting-for-jessica-sanchez-outside-the-us-is-cheating

Lookbook: Classy and Sassy Summer Dress from SheInside

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Hello everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. It's been super hot lately, a very hot hot hot summer both in the Philippines and in Singapore. And it's hard to find a dress that's both elegant, and comfortable at the same time. Something that isn't too hot to wear, but isnt to underdressed also.



I was supposed to wear this dress during the 18th birthday of my cousin Andrea but it arrived on a different day so I wore it to a picnic instead.

A dress on a picnic?! Yes why not? Hahaha.. just a girl like you who loves to dress up ^_^

If you're daring enough you can wear this without the tube top and show your sexy cleavage, unfortunately for me I don't have one haha!
The structured skirt compliments well to the soft and sheer top. Very modern.

The pattern embroidered on the skirt is intricate, and how it is cut is very detailed and flattering. It suit's almost all body shapes because of it's empire cut that hides the bulging belly, and cut just right above the knee which makes your legs look longer.

Best worn with heels and simple silver accessories or pearls.



You can get this dress, FREE SHIPPING from any part of the world so wherever you are you can get this piece of awesome at sheinside.com 

This dress not for you? They have other styles in their online shop I'm sure you'll find something perfect




Dress was sent courtesy of sheinside.com for optional an feature.  This is not a cash paid advertisement. 

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Neon Shoes Trend. Go or No?

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It gives a great pop of color and a breath of fresh air to days where you don't know what to wear and just throw anything on but still want to look very fashionista. Although pairing neon shoes on what outfit is hard as it is!


Here's my friend Dexter wearing neon green sneakers to jazz up his washday fridays.


Can you carry yourself wearing neon shoes? I'm thinking of getting a pair since all my shoes are neutrals! Ranging from black,white,beige,browns.. Yes, boring ol fashion me.




Here are more pictures of neon shoes. They look so yummy..








Tell me what you think!

Love Lots,
K

ZA Skin Beauty 2-Way Foundation Review

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I emptied. Yes I emptied a powder foundation for the very first time and it was my holy grail. The shiseido perfect smoothing compact foundation. The refill was too expensive so I opted to get a cheaper alternative from the same company. Their tag line enticed me

"13 years number 1 selling foundation"

must be good; I told myself, and it is!

 It's much cheaper to buy it in a boxed set.
 It includes 1 compact, 2 refills, 1 concealer and 1 pouch all for 29.99SGD
 The compact is soooo pretty, it reminds me of in2it's

SKIN BEAUTY 
TWO-WAY FOUNDATION
Blend well into the skin with a light touch. A natural and flawless finish lasts for 8 hours. A powdery foundation formulated with hyaluronic acid that moisturizes the skin, naturally covers unevenness and create beautiful clear skin.8 Shades
SPF20 PA++ (Case and refill are sold separately)







I got shade #32

Special features
  • Formulated with a high amount of hyaluronic acid that moisturizes the skin.
  • Formulated with Poreless powder and Luminous powder that conceal visible pores and create clear, radiant skin.
  • Micro Spherical-shaped Powder spreads gently over the skin and creates an incredibly natural finish as if it has been integrated with your skin.
  • Formulated with vitamins and minerals.
SPF・20PA++
Non-comedogenic, Dermatologist-Tested.
(Formulated to minimize the risk of allergy.)
Luminous Powder Reflects lights for radiant skin! Poreless Powder Spherical Poreless Powder reduces visibility of pores while diffusing lights. It also gives smooth and light texture as it smoothly spreads over the skin.
How to
1 PREPARATION : Do you know?
Take up foundation evenly onto one-half of the sponge.
→This is the rough standard of applying foundation onto one-side of your face!
Always keep the sponge clean! If you use unclean sponge, it is not only unsanitary but 
results in uneven finish.
2 HOW TO APPLY : For a natural, silky and perfect look.

The cardinal rule of applying foundation:
Apply and spread a foundation to the broader surfaces of the face first. Apply it thinly to the area where foundation fades easily.
Right-side with ZA

Right-side with ZA
But we could not trust this one for flash photography..

Booya... I look so scary... SPF20 = White face cast.. Noooooooo

I really like how it gives a natural smooth poreless finish on natural sunlight, and it really matches my skintone. I'm just so shocked how it looks in night, with flash. This is a big NO NO for me so I might come back to Shiseido's Perfect Smoothing Compact. However, with daily use for around 3 weeks already it didnt aggrevate pimples, even if I left it overnight. Didn't make my skin look "tired" and "swallow" after usage compared to other foundations and it feel like it is doing something good to my skin. Like it's a foundation plus skin vitamins.

For those curious how is the oil control for this one. It's pretty good, and it doesn't overly dry the face also! Controlled oilies for 6 hours tops
This one is highly recommended for day time and daily use since it feels so light on the face and makes you look flawless. Will I buy again? I'm 50/50 on this one and want to try more drugstore foundations that won't give me this casper effect.

Philippine Dupe: In2It's dual powder foundation


15 Foods To Help You Lose Weight

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I've been eating 2 soft boiled eggs for breakfast everyday. Not because I want to lose weight, but it's just so delicious! Especially when I dip bread in it. I got curious and researched that eating 2 eggs for breakfast can help  you lose weight the healthy way!


1. Eggs. Skip the bagel this morning. Eggs, which are full of protein, will help you feel fuller longer-a lot longer. A multicenter study of 30 overweight or obese women found that those who ate two scrambled eggs (with two slices of toast and a reduced-calorie fruit spread) consumed less for the next 36 hours than women who had a bagel breakfast of equal calories. Other research has shown that protein may also prevent spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to food cravings.
2. Beans. You've probably never heard of cholecystokinin, but it's one of your best weight-loss pals. This digestive hormone is a natural appetite suppressant. So how do you get more cholecystokinin? One way, report researchers at the University of California at Davis, is by eating beans: A study of eight men found that their levels of the hormone (which may work by keeping food in your stomach longer) were twice as high after a meal containing beans than after a low-fiber meal containing rice and dry milk. There's also some evidence that beans keep blood sugar on an even keel, so you can stave off hunger longer. Heart-health bonus: High-fiber beans can lower your cholesterol.
3. Salad. Do you tend to stuff yourself at meals? Control that calorie intake by starting with a large salad (but hold the creamy dressing). In a study of 42 women at Penn State University, those who ate a big, low-cal salad consumed 12 percent less pasta afterward-even though they were offered as much as they wanted. The secret, say researchers, is the sheer volume of a salad, which makes you feel too full to pig out. Health bonus: A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that people who ate one salad a day with dressing had higher levels of vitamins C and E, folic acid, lycopene, and carotenoids-all disease fighters-than those who didn't add salad to their daily menu.
4. Green tea. The slimming ingredient isn't caffeine. Antioxidants called catechins are what help speed metabolism and fat burning. In a recent Japanese study, 35 men who drank a bottle of oolong tea mixed with green tea catechins lost weight, boosted their metabolism, and had a significant drop in their body mass index. Health bonus: The participants also lowered their (bad) LDL cholesterol.
5. Pears. They're now recognized as having more fiber, thanks to a corrected calculation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. At six grams (formerly four grams) per medium-size pear, they're great at filling you up. Apples come in second, with about three grams per medium-size fruit. Both contain pectin fiber, which decreases blood-sugar levels, helping you avoid between-meal snacking. This may explain why, in a Brazilian study that lasted 12 weeks, overweight women who ate three small pears or apples a day lost more weight than women on the same diet who ate three oat cookies daily instead of the fruit.
6. Soup. A cup of chicken soup is as appetite blunting as a piece of chicken: That was the finding of a Purdue University study with 18 women and 13 men. Why? Researchers speculate that even the simplest soup satisfies hunger because your brain perceives it as filling.
7. Lean beef. It's what's for dinner-or should be, if you're trying to shed pounds. The amino acid leucine, which is abundant in proteins like meat and fish as well as in dairy products, can help you pare down while maintaining calorie-burning muscle. That's what it did for 24 overweight middle-aged women in a study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eating anywhere from nine to 10 ounces of beef a day on a roughly 1,700-calorie diet helped the women lose more weight, more fat, and less muscle mass than a control group consuming the same number of calories, but less protein. The beef eaters also had fewer hunger pangs.
8. Olive oil. Fight off middle-age pounds with extra virgin olive oil. A monounsaturated fat, it'll help you burn calories. In an Australian study, 12 postmenopausal women (ages 57 to 73) were given a breakfast cereal dressed either with a mixture of cream and skim milk or half an ounce of olive oil and skim milk. The women who ate the oil-laced muesli boosted their metabolism. Don't want to add olive oil to your oatmeal? That's OK-it works just as well in salad dressings, as a bread dip, or for sautéing.
9. Grapefruit. It's back! A 2006 study of 91 obese people conducted at the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at Scripps Clinic found that eating half a grapefruit before each meal or drinking a serving of the juice three times a day helped people drop more than three pounds over 12 weeks. The fruit's phytochemicals reduce insulin levels, a process that may force your body to convert calories into energy rather than flab.
10. Cinnamon. Sprinkle it on microwave oatmeal or whole-grain toast to help cure those mid-afternoon sugar slumps. Research from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture found that a little cinnamon can help control post-meal insulin spikes, which make you feel hungry. Health bonus: One USDA study showed that just a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon a day lowered the blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
11. Vinegar. It's a great filler-upper. In a Swedish study, researchers found that people who ate bread dipped in vinegar felt fuller than those who had their slices plain. The probable reason: Acetic acid in the vinegar may slow the passage of food from the stomach into the small intestine, so your tummy stays full longer. Vinegar can also short-circuit the swift blood-sugar rise that occurs after you eat refined carbs such as white bread, cookies, and crackers.
12. Tofu. It seems too light to be filling, but a study at Louisiana State University showed that tofu does the job. Researchers tested it against chicken as a pre-meal appetizer for 42 overweight women-and the participants who had tofu ate less food during the meal. The secret: Tofu is an appetite-quashing protein.
13. Nuts. Yes, they are fattening: A handful of peanuts is about 165 calories. But research shows that people who snack on nuts tend to be slimmer than those who don't. A study from Purdue University found that when a group of 15 normal-weight people added about 500 calories worth of peanuts to their regular diet, they consumed less at subsequent meals. The participants also revved up their resting metabolism by 11 percent, which means they burned more calories even when relaxing. Health bonus: Walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids. And researchers at Loma Linda University recently found that eating 10 to 20 whole pecans daily can reduce heart disease risks.
14. High-fiber cereal. Studies show that you can curb your appetite by eating a bowl for breakfast. But how well does it really work? Researchers at the VA Medical Center and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis tested the theory against the ultimate diet challenge: the buffet table. They gave 14 volunteers one of five cereals before sending them out to the smorgasbord. Those who'd had the highest-fiber cereal ate less than those who didn't have as much fiber in the morning. Try General Mills Fiber One (14 grams per serving) or Kellogg's All Bran With Extra Fiber (13 grams per serving).
15. Hot red pepper. Eating a bowl of spicy chili regularly can help you lose weight. In a Japanese study, 13 women who ate breakfast foods with red pepper (think southwestern omelet) ate less than they normally did at lunch. The magic ingredient may be capsaicin, which helps suppress appetite.


Credits to: http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/15-foods-to-help-you-lose?page=3


Lookbook: Pink and Gold

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Dress & Accessories from HOST (168 Shopping Mall Divisoria)
Located at 3rd floor, near the elevator; It's a "semi-secret" haven for unique fashion finds with good quality.
The owner of the store sometimes designs some of the items sold there and she handpicks what she sells. Clothes come from Thailand, Korea, Hongkong, and some locally made.

I'll try and feature the shop next time I drop by there.

Dream: Blindfolded

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If you are a regular visitor of this blog you would be familiar with me, remembering every single detail of my dreams, vividly. Although I need the help of some to interpret what they really mean. The other night I dreamed that I was blind folded the whole time. So if you ever have the same dream this is what it really means:

PS
I think this is true, and very much applicable


Blindfold 
To dream that you are wearing a blindfold indicates that you are being deceived by someone or by some situation. You may be too naive or too trusting. Alternatively, you are trying to cut yourself off from the world.


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