Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CoBigelow Mentha Lip Shine and Lemon & Pomegranate Lip Cream

Good evening ladies, it’s been a while since I last blogged.  Whewww,  It has been days of non-stop mind drenching stress from my very fast paced world, I’m still halfway to catching up my commitments that I never had the chance to write about something really interesting. 

I’ll just share something classic and lovable tonight.  Some of my favorites… My lips get chappy always may it be hot, windy, rainy or cold days so I have a thing for lip balm – my must haves!!!  I am starting with my two abused CoBigelow lip balms, one from Aunt Rosie from US and the other one is an“arbor” (I got it from my officemate when I saw it from her vanity kit).

Just an overview of the products, these lip balms were developed by Bigelow Chemists, 100% natural and they were not tested on animals!!!
CoBigelow MENTHA LIP SHINE MINT INFUSED FOR FRESH BREATH

It comes in crystal clear jelly like balm infused with 2% peppermint oil which gives breath long-lasting freshness.  It also provides a glossy high shine with a refreshing cooling sensation.  It will keep the lips moist and protected.  It is very ideal to bring on dates and business meetings right?   Just apply a little to avoid making the lips overly wet and sticky. (Beware not to apply too much, it will make your lips look drippy!!! Nobody wants that… =)
CoBigelow LEMON &POMEGRANATE LIP CREAM ANTIOXIDANT-RICH FORMULA

It is more creamy almost lotion like in off white compared with the first.  It’s a thicker and super-emmolient lip balm infused with 1% Lemon oil and 1% Pomegranate oil.  It is packed with antioxidant –rich formula that protects the lips against skin-damaging radicals.  Just smooth a little bit when needed to keep lips moisturized.  The delicious scent of lemon and pomegranate (can be compared to the scent of Four Seasons hehehe) makes you feel sexy and experimental…awwww nice one for dates as well leaving a tasteful of your L.O.V.E. (Blushing LOL…)
Frozen Blossoms’ thoughts… sometimes only lip balm can make the difference.  Looking great is uncomplicated.
Nytie!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

The FaceShop EAU de L'AME and FACE IT All about lipstick

Ellow peeps!!!
It has been almost 2 weeks and I still have the Hyun Joong fever!!!  But at last I can blog about my The FaceShop Trinoma haul the last time.  Wheww,  BB creams for oily skin  were gone on my visit.  They sell like hot potatoes!!! Surely Hyun Joong oppa appeals to ladies ha? Very nice indeed… =)
So I decided to buy something safe since I only have a limited time to shop… It usually takes me ages when eyeing at any beauty counter which pisses my two boys, always!!! =)
Thank you to the very very accommodating attendant, I must say, she was very helpful and surely well trained, superb customer caring!!!  That girl deserves a raise.
I decided to go for a scented lotion and lipstick since these two are on the list of my fetish.
EAU de L’AME   -   Perfumed Body Milk
“A body milk enwraps the entire body with a white floral fragrance as if elegant and delicate perfume has been sprayed.”
The subtle smell of spring emanates as if a perfume has been sprayed.   I choose this floral scent because it reminds me of pretty flowers, very young, very fresh!  Anything that smells good makes me feel good inside and out.  Perfumed body milk is therapeutic, plus the fact that it adds confidence in your style.  And talking of good skin, it fully hydrates and moisturizes the skin without leaving it greasy and sticky! 
I personally cannot leave the house even on 31 or higher degrees temperature without putting a lotion on.  This is the secret for having good skin in a province with “burning” temperature.  Keeping it moisturized will preserve its elasticity and softness thus making it more youthful and flawless! 
So if you want to keep your skin healthy and you want to enjoy a luxurious feel, grab one now at the nearest The Faceshop branch for only Php795.00!!!
FACE IT  - All about lipstick (Glossy BR801)
“Glazes your lips with soft creamy shine.”
Another Tintin’s fetish for lipstick…  I must happily say that I just love the Face it All about lipstick of The FaceShop.  I decided to get the glossy nude one to tone down my lips and flaunt my smile. =)  The creamy texture glides smoothly on lips leaving it with soft natural color.  It also keeps moist making the lips look smooth and dewy.
I had been using this one since Hyun Joong’s visit and proudly goodbye chapped lips…hello luscious lips for only Php595.00.
As described by Korean actresses, a smile which shows your 8 upper teeth plus Face it equals PERFECT!
Night night!!! Don’t let the bed bugs bite!!! Mwah!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My Top 10 Most Handsome Korean Actors

Annyeong haseo!!!

I just want to share my 10 most good looking actors of South Korea.

My criteria include:

1.  Good skin even without make up
2.  Nice abs... ofcourse!!!
3.  Height
4.  Smile
5.  Fashion Taste
6.  X-factor

I must agree all are totally good looking and all have their own distinct appeal.  Please don't get me wrong I love them all. Peace. =)

So enjoy!!!

1. KIM HYUN JOONG
Height:  181cm or 5ft 9 inches
Cosmetic Endorsements : previous face of Tony Moly
                                     : currently the face of The FaceShop
2. LEE MIN HO
Height: 187 cm or 6ft 1 inch
Cosmetic Endorsements:  Previous face of Etude House
3. JANG GEUN SUK
Height: 180 cm or 5ft 9 inches
Cosmetic Endorsements: Etude House Aqua Shertbet Summer Collection and Vitcara
                                    : Etude House BB Jinju Compact Powder
                                    : Etude House Vip Girl
4. CHOI SIWON
Height: 183 cm or 6ft
5. RAIN
Height: 185cm or 6ft 2 inches
Cosmetic Endorsements: previous face of Nature Republic
                                    : current face of Mentholatum (men cosmetics)
6. HYUN BIN
Height: 184cm or 6ft 1 inch
Cosmetic Endorsements: Laneige Homme
7. KIM BUM
Height: 181cm or 5ft 9 inches
Cosmetic Endorsements: previous face of It's Skin Cosmetics
                                    : Biotherm Homme
8. LEE DONG WOK
Height: 184cm or 6ft 1 inch
9.  LEE JOON KI
Height: 178cm  or 5ft 8 inches
Cosmetic Endorsements: VOV Men's Cosmetics
                                    : Vonin Men's Cosmetics
                                    : Lacvert Cosmetics
10.  TAECYON
Height: 185cm or 6ft 2 inches
Cosmetic Endorsements: It's Skin Cosmetics
                                    : Body Shop

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kim Hyun Joong Lover Part 2

I was dead asleep from the strength-draining first day activity Hi Five Event at Trinoma Mall.  From the very sound sleep, I finally recharged my energy for the second day of my exciting “fan girling”.
First itinerary is Kim Hyun Joong’s  the face shop five winners of photo ops in The Face Shop Mall of Asia.  So I started my day by taking a bath early, eating breakfast along the university, buying an extra shopping bag for an extra t-shirt, packing a decent snack, and tucking in a bottle of chilled water.  I learned my lesson from yesterday’s experience. LOL
The Faceshop Asia Tour Ad
My admission Pass
Actually my initial plans did not include the Mall of Asia fan girling. I am supposed to spend the morning with my long time friend to enjoy a hot Starbucks coffee and just chill.   Due to yesterday’s unsuccessful close encounter I decided to pass on this plan and go to the mall instead.  As planned, Roxy and I met at the university and went straight to Mall of Asia, catching up while we were on the trip.  (I was dropped at the mall entrance. LOL)  I must say I am too lucky to have good friends who support anything that makes me happy.  Aigoo…  We will have lots of time on my next visit.  KHJ time is precious which only happens once in a lifetime!!!
I hurried at the back entrance and met Myh.   Safety railings were already prepared for his entrance.   Again, the thrill is running through my spine.  I took a nice spot, just in front of the stairs where he must be coming out.  I was very positive that this time I will get a close view of his beautiful face.  Fellow expectators were already ready with digicams.  We chat once in a while, while waiting for his arrival.
Around 1015, everybody started screaming like crazy.  And there I saw a blond good looking guy climbing the stairs.  I can’t contain my happiness and started screaming at the top of my lungs.   For the first time, I can’t believe what I just saw.  With all the commotion, security and press blocking him, for only like 15 seconds I had a full view of his lovely face.  His skin glittered like pearl, his hair fixed in a neat soft perm, his pants were crisp and well-pressed, his top was simple plain white ¾’s,  the one arm in black made it different and stylish, his nice physique stood out!!! He was far more handsome in person!!!  His eyes are big and they seem to sparkle when he smiles.  I’m blown away!!!  For 15 seconds my world stopped  for a while and then he was gone.  A kid, grabbed my hand, and said, “unnie hurry lets go inside!!!”  With all my might I ran after her and hurried inside the Face Shop, fans were already everywhere, screaming at the sight of him.  Again, the wait seemed forever.  Finally, it was time for him to leave the vicinity.  He walked passed me, and for 4 seconds I was so close that I could see his face, his smile, his eyes.  I wanted to touch him but the screaming overwhelmed the situation. 
Inches away...haysss
Upclose and personal
KHJ leaving Mall Of Asia
I ran outside the veranda to see him and staff left the mall.  I was in cloud 9.  I must say I was very satisfied but I crave for more!!!  I decided to buy a toy for Remus (my 7 years old son)at the Toy Kingdom.  I got him the latest Bumblebee and Megatron transformers. 
At almost lunchtime, I took a cab and went straight to Trinoma mall.
I decided to take a rest while waiting for the The Face Shop Asia Tour at 6pm.  I had my favorite California Maki at Tokyo Tokyo, stayed there for a while, enjoyed my food and my cold tea and just relaxed.  After which I went to look for the nearest restroom to freshen up and change my shirt.  At around 3pm, I went directly to the activity center and as usual fans are building up again.  I saw a bunch of similar faces from yesterday’s event.  And again the fun of meeting girls from different parts of the world awed me.  A group of Henecia Philippines members whom I met the other day at the The Face Shop were already there, and they were very accommodating with the instructions and updates.  I showed them that I do have the t-shirt also and they told me to use it.  With no second thought, I went to look for the nearest restroom again and changed into my fan girl henecian t-shirt.  Then with the clock ticking (the idea of fans piling up again stressed me out), I went to look for the nearest CDRKING branch.   I forgot, I needed an extra memory card for my digicam. Darn!!!  Oh I hate it! If only I got a better camera….Wheww that was fast… I am ready to jam!!!
I hurried back to the activity center and had a great time laughing my heart out with the Henecians.  This time, fan girling seemed more relaxing and convenient with the new friends I found.  It was really fun!!!  The time seemed to tick faster this time that almost unconsciously, I found myself entering the venue with chairs adorned with green balloons (the colors added more excitement to the event).  I took my sit and just waited in anticipation. 
The guests were arranged according to ticket number.  I am very pleased and I commend Henecia Philippines and The Faceshop for a very organized event.  With all the happy faces and music all over, I shiver.  I just love the Kiss Kiss and Please which kept on playing.  Then once in a while they would play KHJ The Faceshop commercial on the projector and again everybody would get crazy cheering.
By exactly 6pm, the pretty host came out of the stage.  Pardon me but I don’t really watch GMA so I don’t know this half Korean half Pinoy who was better known as Ms. Grace?  She was good though and really really pretty.  She facilitated the games with autographed cd’s as give aways.  Lucky winners ha!
By the time it was ready to announce KHJ’s arrival, she then asked everybody to pop the balloons because 5 lucky ones will be getting a one in a million prize inside.  Inside the balloons, the lucky five should get 5 small papers with his initials.  The popping sound of balloons, his music and the chant from fans overwhelmed the whole place.  I, in denim mini skirt, immediately sat on my balloon and boy it won’t just burst.  LOL such a funny experience.  Then I can hear cheering everywhere because 5 initials were already recovered.  Such lucky girls again, they’ll get to have a photo op with the prince!!!
As soon as everybody was settled, Kim Hyun Joong came out of the stage in a very cool and neat suit!!!


At last I can see him clearly!!! I can’t contain my happiness, I have been cheering and shouting like there is no tomorrow. Lol  He must be the most good looking man I have ever seen in my life!!! Honestly, not because I am a fan.  I can’t even grasp the right words to describe him.  He is like a fairy tale prince come alive!!!  He had a brief speech in Korean of course and a little bit of interview.  I was in ecstasy actually hearing his voice live  aigoo!!!  I must be dreaming… pinch me!!!
After the small speech, he then started the autograph signing for the 100 lucky winners from The faceshop, which again, made me very jealous!!!


After he finished, he was standing again in front of us.  Big pretty eyes and the best smile all over the place,  I went near the stage just at the back of the security screaming his name, my left hand on the 143 sign ( Iloveyou) and my right holding the camera.  For a few seconds catching his attention he gave a glimpse and a big smile at my direction… oh gosh that’s a fan’s best day right?  I’m just crazy and happy ha…
Then finally, he had his photo op with the 5 lucky girls.
  I cheered with happiness just savoring the moments of a fan girl!  At the back of my mind I’m telling that I will have that luck too maybe on his next visit lol.
After the event, I bid my friends good bye and exchanged numbers and FB accounts.  
I am hoping that someday we can have a get together!!!  Maybe on his concert next year right?
Till my next adventure!!!
Annyeong!!!

The Confessions of a "KIM HYUN JOONG Lover"


I fell in love with the Korean wave when I first watched Boys Over Flowers.  It was accidental then, I remembered, I saw an episode one afternoon in Abs Cbn (a local channel).  My sister told me that it was the F4.  My era of F4 includes the very famous cast of Meteor Garden, so I said how come only Gerry Yan (I was talking of Lee Min Ho) was casted and the rest was changed.  I thought at that time Gu Jun Pyo was Gerry Yan.  And my sister explained that it was the Korean version of the original Meteor Garden.  I was never a fan then of any Korean or Taiwanese series.  I don’t remember the exact event when I first watched it.  I’m sure it was then 2007, right after my Twilight madness.  It didn’t take me more than three episodes to understand that I am already in love with it and I just can’t contain my fascination of the super kilig story line and its super duper good looking actors.  Honestly, I first loved the great Gu Jun Pyo—I was known in the office as Jun Pyo’s girlfriend.  I watched the drama over and over again.  My baby boy liked JiHoo of BOF.  So when I watch Arirang, I would customarily check for Jihoo updates for my kid (he is now 6).  He loves his blond long hair.  Remus (my son) described Jihoo as an anime character.  Incidentally I, kind of, had a change of heart and began to love Jihoo!!!  I just can’t keep myself from liking his character then.  So I bought anything that casted Kim Hyun Joong.

My son, Remus, adore Kim Hyun Joong so much...

The lovely cast of Boys Over Flowers  
I accidentally saw We got married.  Oh boy, he is sooo good looking!  From then on, I was already hooked with the “walking statue”.  His Playfull Kiss pretty much sealed the deal!!!  From then on I started doing the usual “fangirl thing” like reading blogs, updates and conversing with friends in Hawaii (long time fans even before I set my eyes on this God like creature), joining fan sites, and chat rooms about him.
We got married, My favorite couple Noona Bride, Hwang Bo and Kid Groom, Kim Hyun Joong.
The super handsome Baek Sung jo
The wait for his comeback was eternal… gee when he launched Breakdown, I followed every update and every status of the album etc.
Breakdown - Mini Album of Kim Hyun Joong (Php500.00). It contains 6 tracks.
Finally, when his Asia Tour was announced, I told myself that by hook or by crook I will go to Manila to see him live—this is it!  My hometown, Laoag City, is 12 hours by bus… a very, very exhausting trip I’m ready to take just to see my love…LOL.  I learned on the net that he will be having a High Five Event on August 25, 2011 to promote his Breakdown album and The Face Shop Asia Tour on the 26th.  I immediately checked my office schedule, good heavens the 25th was my restday, and managed to get myself a vacation leave for the 26th.

After  my work on the 24th, I took the 9 PM trip to Manila.  I stayed at my brother’s place, University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary.  He was surprised when he saw me and shocked when I told him the reasons.  He just wanted to be sure that I will be alright.  He and hubby said the same thing. Lol

The view from my room at the seminary gues hall overlooking the old moldy pool, creepy but relaxing.

I arrived 6am, had a nap, and was already in Trinoma Mall by 8am.  Thanks to Myh, a friend I met in Henecia Philippines Facebook account.  She was helpful to usher me to the entrance where a long lined kpop fanatics were already hoping to be in the first 400 who will luckily get to touch my beloved KHJ’s hand.  I was in awe, I never expected that fangirling is like that.  I was expecting convenience.  Oh boy, I was dressed up in denim shorts and towering 4 inches wedge.  I never had my breakfast!!!  And the line seems to stretch forever!!!



By the time I was already in the entrance it was already 1245.  Everything that spells out to be pain changed when I met my fellow fangirls in the line, with whom I exchanged thoughts and love and anticipations of this event.  That made it fun!!! Despite the sweating, standing for long hours,  meeting  new friends is quite worth all the effort!!!  The best part of fangirling is connecting with strangers, building relationships making you a different person!!! It was the best.

By 1245, the Trinoma announced that 84 vip slots were still unclaimed and if by 1pm, these seats will be available it will be given to the waiting fans who did not make it to the first 400.  I was very hopeful!!! The 15 minute wait was like forever!!! Finally, the staff announced that only 24 was available!!! It was frustrating!!! I did not make it!!!  So, I went inside the mall checked out the place with teary eyes and heavy shoulders.  I went to the nearest flipflop outlet , Banana Peel and got myself a nice red elevated flats.  That was comforting!!! After 5 hours of standing in a 4 inches wedge…oh boy I’m in sooo much pain!!!   I went to a nearest convenient store, Mercury drug, bought some wet wipes baby powder and Dove deodorant and hurried to a nearest restroom to freshen up… Oh boy I was refreshed after.
I hurried to the Face Shop store bought items amounting to Php1000.00 plus the Breakdown CD for Php500.00 and there I got an admission pass for the next day event!!!  I would like to commend the staff for being helpful and accommodating!!! I met a lot of unnies there.  It was a nice place to make friends not only to buy something for beauty but a chance to talk about each others’ regimen.

 

By 3pm, I went to the activity center to check and Oh boy the crowd was thick.  I saw new friends, Joan, Erika etc. and joined them. We were in a nice spot just at the side of the stage. 
 
We waited there till 6pm with high hopes that we will get a good view of our prince!!!  The clock seemed forever!!! By the time Kim Hyun Joong got out of the stage, I was already drained and was losing my strength.  The crowd went crazy.  I was pressed to the stage railings with the weight of the crowd all over me!!!  I ushered my last strength with the thought of finally seeing his lovely angelic face.  But as expected, I was at the wrong side of the stage no matter how much I screamed with all my remaining strength he won’t look at our direction.  All I can see is his side and the back.  I’m still thrilled though coz I can see how chiseled his features are. But It could have been better if I saw his whole face.  
I met the Henecia Philippines members after the concert and they were very very helpful for the next event.  I went home exhausted but I with all smiles although I only had a glimpse of his beautiful face, nice hair and half of his smile—enough to make my heart very excited.  A fangirl’s wish to see his idol was fulfilled, very simple wish but indeed fulfilling.
When, I was already at the seminary, I can feel that every part of me hurt, I can feel my knees are sore, to my horror I got bad bruises on my knees, I got it from wanting to be near Kim Hyun Joong hehehe. 
I just went to bed and dreamt of him with high hopes for my next fangirl adventure!!!