Sad news my dears. My camera lens got broken so I'm having it repaired as of the moment. I am hoping to have it repaired. Worst case is I would have to buy a new lens. My camera isn't even a year old! :( And so I won't be able to take any photos and videos for the mean time.
But here's one video that I did recently. I wanted to share a bit about myself with you and I hope you got to know me a little bit better. Hope you enjoy these 30 random facts about me!
(As I'm typing this, I can't erase the James Bond soundtrack in my head.) You already know that my HG eyeliner brand is KPalette. It works perfect for me so I'm always excited to see their new releases as I know they will surely be top sellers just as the original one.
Just recently I received their new eyeliner shade, Brown Black. I was very excited to see this. See, I am a fan of eyeliners. I normally gravitate towards black just because I need a little extra to make my lashes look somewhat fuller. I now and understand that brown gives a very natural, laid back look. But I don't know why I don't reach for as much as I reach for my black liner. Although I admit black liners may look a little strong and too dramatic, especially if I'm not wearing any eye makeup aside from that and mascara. So brown black is defintiely the way to go for that perfect marriage of shades!
Just like the Super Black and Deep Brown, Brown Black also has the same amazing brush that creates soft and strong strokes.
Here's a little swatch. I actually haven't used it on my eyes just yet, but I was just too excited to let you know that it's already available! :D As I've said, it's the perfect blend of brown and black. It's still so enough for a natural look yet it helps darker the eyelash band to make the lashes appear thicker! Definitely looking forward to using this in one of my FOTDs.
Beauty Bar, Rustan's Beauty Source and Watsons Megamall and MOA.
Well hello there! It's been awhile since I last held a giveaway so here I am sharing with you some of my favorite products from Maybelline! Since it's back to school once again, here's a perfect starter kit! I don't only recommend this to those who are going to school but even to those who are going to the office or just wants a very minimal look.
I am giving away 5 Makeup Starter Kits! Yes, I will be choosing 5 winners. Yey! Joining is so simple so go ahead and join below! :)
Last July, I went to Heart's Meet & Greet! I'm pretty sure you already know who That'sHeart is, right? If not, well she's a successful Youtuber and best of all, she's a Filipina!
It was amazing meeting Heart. First thing that comes to mind is how sweet she is! She's also very candid, down to earth, she's really really nice. And I feel like with her, what you see is what you get. Here are some more photos from the event!
I went with Ninna who fell in love with Heart because of how sweet and beautiful she is!
Gorgeous Benefit interiors!
Cerah was the host for the day.
I was lucky to have been chosen as part of the VIP list so I was seated pretty near (2nd row). Because of this, I was able to take lots of photos of Heart.
and even Tita Delle and Arnold too!
Oh I was able to ask a question. I asked her if she was given a choice where she'd want to settle down after the wedding, where will that be? She said she'd choose L.A. because Arnold and her are already familiar with the area and their closest families are there. But if they were to reside in the Philippines, she would want to stay in BGC (where I used to live before!!!! Gasp!)
And my follow up question was what's her plans after the wedding. Youtube wise, she will still be continuing doing videos. Not sure if they'll vlog even the birth of their baby-to-be (felt awkward to ask that) and as for personal life, she plans to get another cat!
When I was able to go up to her and take photos and even vlog her, I just had to tell her how much she inspires new Youtubers and vloggers like myself. She definitely is one of the people who I look up to when it comes to Youtube because she maintains to be down to earth even if she's already successful!
I prepared a gift package for Heart and her family. I gave something to her, Arnold and Tita Delle and I didn't forget to give something to Barry and Junior. This is her reaction when I told her I have something for her furbabies! :)
She's so beautiful! :D
I also took photos with Heart's dearest loved ones. Of course I had to take a photo with Arnold. He's really cute! ;)
And her adorable and very supportive mother, Tita Delle, who kept saying thank you for all the support for Heart.
Well thank you also to Benefit Cosmetics for giving me this opportunity to meet Heart!!! I love Benefit! :D
A lot of Pinay youtubers were there. I wasn't able to take selfies with all of them but here are some and even our group photo with Heart!
In attendance were:
Janina, Me, Michelle, Ana, Joyce, Bea, Say and Cerah
Thanks Ana for calling all the youtubers for a photo!
And here's the loot that we received from Benefit. I shared my loot with Ninna. :)
Until now, when I remember Heart, it still makes me smile and leaves me happy! She is such an inspiration. But more than her success, I love that she's so proud to be Pinoy. :)
My daughter is 2! She's actually almost 2 1/2 yrs old as I am typing this. Time has flown by so fast and I can't believe I'll be bringing her to school next year! Aaakk! So many things have changed during these past couple of months and most of them are for the better. :)
Since she's bigger now, we have converted her crib to a toddler bed. I'm so glad we decided to get this bed. We got it for a really good price and have adjusted it from a baby bed, to an infant bed (we just removed the bassinet and used the bottom part of the crib) then now to a toddler bed. We just purchased a mattress from Uratex.
She's been doing very well in her car seat. I decided to keep her in her car seat last year and at first, I had to sit beside her. And then to entertain her, we installed a TV where she can watch her cartoons and so I can stay in front on the passenger seat. But now, ever since the TV got broken (hubby hasn't fixed it yet), she has found something else to entertain her, her toys and singing along with the radio! This is definitely one of our best purchases and I highly suggest you get a car seat.
I feel like we have been enjoying going out with her more now. I tell my friends this quite often, she's improved so much and it's just more fun and enjoyable to go out with her now as compared to when she was younger.
She's also joined games in children parties! So far, we have attended 2 children parties this year and both times she enjoyed a lot. She enjoyed the magic show, and in 1 of the parties, she even joined and volunteered in the games!
This June, we moved to our new house. It wasn't such a big change for her because while we were building the house, we would visit it as a family so she has definitely seen the house from when it was just cement to now. She's been loving the space a lot, because we used to have a small place prior to this house. It's so cute when she tells people it's Robyn's house. Or when we get home, she'll say, "Yey! Robyn's house!"
We've also experimented with her hairstyles a whole lot. H always cuts her hair and we've tried several styles.
But just last July, she got her first haircut in the salon! She was so well behaved. She just sat on the "car" and played while watching Mickey Mouse on TV. :)
As always, she's this funny little kid with all her kalokohan. She is so charming. I admit at first, she looks mataray because she's shy and she doesn't really smile right away and takes a little bit of warming up. But once she's comfortable, she's so sweet and really funny!
For our disciplining method, we got a lot of great tips from Super Nanny! I wish we had this on cable TV.
We use Time Out and we also talk to her. I don't spank her because it didn't work for us. I also try not to because I know it's not really good to do it. My daughter is a smart girl (thank breastfeeding, genes or whatever for it but she is) and she understands and communicates with us. So communicating and talking to her is the best way to explain to her what she did wrong. If she needs alone time, she gets time out.
Now potty training. I would prefer calling it toilet training because we never tried using the "potty" or the small seats for kids. I went straight to using the toilet. I purchased the First Years Toilet Seat because it looks like the most comfortable one. It has a cushion, handles and the size it just about right.
I started "really" toilet training her when we moved. I remember she was just a few weeks shy of being 2 years and 5 months. We tried using the toilet for 2 days but I found myself being very impatient, sometimes even snapping at her. I remember my husband reminding me to keep my cool when I got really frustrated. That week, Robyn also got sick. She had colds and I had to give her some medication. This medicine made her privates very itchy so she kept scratching and scratching. So we stopped after maybe 3 days of toilet training and a lot of underwear changes after. After 2 weeks, I decided to give it another go. She was 2 years and 5 months, this time, I knew I was ready. I knew what to expect. I knew that patience was important and that it wasn't like training a puppy to pee in a newspaper. I had my facts straight, my knowledge in tow and Robyn was already feeling well at this time. So that's when we started toilet training again and we succeeded. For now, I would say she got the peeping in the toilet down, maybe 98%. Sometimes when she's so busy she tries to hold her pee and doesn't make it to the toilet. Pooping is another story though. So far, she's just comfortable letting me and hubby bring her to the toilet. So sometimes she still poops in her underwear. But we'll get there, I know we will. :)
I might do another video on toilet training because I know I watched several videos that helped me a lot. :) Do let me know if you also want a separate post on disciplining. :D