Friday, December 8, 2017

HOW I APPLIED FOR MY US VISA IN SINGAPORE (STEP-BY-STEP)


https://youtu.be/Hzn7POtHb10

Happy TGIF everyone! I hope your weekdays have all been good and merry this week. Today I wanna share with you my experience when I applied for my US Visa here in Singapore. My video is already live now on my channel if you’d rather watch than read. Just a heads-up though, my video is in Tagalog.


MY EXPERIENCE..

The first thing I did of course was to google the words “US EMBASSY SINGAPORE” because that’s where I need to go to apply for my US Visa. For this, I used Google Chrome as it’s also the highly recommended browser for this type of online transaction. 


Thursday, December 7, 2017

#ThrowbackThursday: DAISO FULL FACE FIRST IMPRESSIONS REVIEW

https://youtu.be/8mCOYP7SO6Q

Since it’s Thursday today, I thought of posting a throwback entry! It’s a video I posted on my YouTube channel in December last year entitled DAISO FULL FACE MAKEUP +REVIEW


It’s one of my favorite videos from my channel because I really worked hard to create it. You see, filming a product review takes a lot of time and in this video I actually filmed 12 first impression reviews all in just one video. So I had almost two hours worth of footage to edit for this one video. Not only that, I also had to make sure when I was filming the application part that I was creating a decent makeup look so it was really a challenge for me, but definitely a fun challenge! 

US VLOGS DAY 9: OUR FIRST DAY IN ASHBURN, VIRGINIA + CHECKED OUT DULLES TOWN CENTER (OCT 27, 2017)



https://youtu.be/C3Q7mx7isNQ

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today, our 9th Day vlog when we’re in the US just went live on my YouTube channel. In this vlog, I shared what we did on our first day in Ashburn, Virginia. I also did a mini hotel room tour. We stayed at Courtyard Marriott Dulles Town Center and the interior of the hotel is very similar to that in Foster City because it’s another Courtyard Marriott hotel. 


Anyway, in this vlog, I showed that we went to Dulles Town Center to check it out and we actually found some great deals. There were so many clearance sales going on at that time but we weren’t able to shop at all. It’s really very difficult to function like a normal human being during the day when you’ve gotten no proper sleep for the past nights on top of flying from one state to another. But that’s it for this vlog! Until my next post… :)

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P.S. I’m uploading videos on my YouTube channel everyday this month except weekends, so if you’re not yet subscribed to my channel, head on now to https://youtube.com/thelatebloomer11, hit the SUBSCRIBE button and turn on the notification bell to be updated every time I upload a new video. See you there! :)

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WHAT'S IN MY TRAVEL MAKEUP BAG 2017 (PHILIPPINES)



Hello everyone! How’s your Wednesday so far? I hope you’re all having a wonderful day today. Speaking of today, I have a new video to share with you.


Since we have been travelling a lot the past months, I figured it’s just fitting to share with you what makeup I bring whenever we travel, so today I share with you the latest video from my beauty channel: What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag 2017!

My travel makeup bag is from AVON and I'm not sure how much it's being sold because my mom, who is an AVON lady just gave it to me. I always get so many AVON goodies from my mom. Lucky me! :)
 
PRODUCTS SHOWN/MENTIONED
-       ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Stay in Place (2W1 Dawn)
-       SEPHORA 8-hr Mattifying Pressed Powder
-       TOO FACED Cocoa Contour (Chiseled to Perfection)
-       ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder
-       Beauty Blender
-       BENEFIT Boi-Ing Concealer (01)
-       Nature Republic Cream Blush
-       NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (625 - Sparkling Nude)
-       NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (601 - Black Bean)
-       NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (617 - Iced Mocha)
-       THE BALM Mary-Lou-Manizer
-       EVER BILENA EB Matte (Vogue Diva)
-       ELIZABETH ARDEN Lip Pencil (Taupe)
-       HIMALAYA Herbals Lip Balm

INSIDE MY BELLABOX PENCIL CASE
-       DAISO Clear Mascara
-       ZA Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (black)
-       DAISO Eyebrow Pencil
-       Spoolie Brush
-       ECO TOOLS Angled Brush
-       Gel Liner Brush
-       URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-on Pencil (rockstar)

These are the makeup products that were previously in my travel makeup bag when we went to the US. I replaced the two foundations here with the first two items mentioned above when we went back to the Philippines because of the weather.

-       URBAN DECAY Naked 3
-       FENTY BEAUTY Match Stix (Amber)
-       AVON ANEW 15-in-1 CC Cream

How about you? What makeup products do you bring when you travel?


P.S. I’m uploading videos on my YouTube channel everyday this month except weekends, so if you’re not yet subscribed to my channel, head on now to https://youtube.com/thelatebloomer11, hit the SUBSCRIBE button and turn on the notification bell to be updated every time I upload a new video. See you there! :)


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

US VLOGS DAY 8: WITNESSED SNOWFALL FOR THE FIRST TIME + FLYING TO VIRGINIA (OCT 26, 2017)



Hello again and welcome back to my blog! I have a new travel vlog for you from my YouTube Channel. It’s DAY 8 of our USA trip in October. It’s super memorable for me because it’s my very first time to see snowfall in person. Even though it was just through the airport’s windows only, it still got me all teary-eyed in the end coz it’s another dream-come-true!


Anyway, I may not be doing #vlogmas this year but I’ll be uploading videos on my YouTube channel everyday this month except weekends, so if you’re not yet subscribed to my channel, head on now to https://youtube.com/thelatebloomer11, hit the SUBSCRIBE button and turn on the notification bell to be updated every time I upload a new video! 

Until my next post… :)


Monday, December 4, 2017

THE BODY SHOP FRESH NUDE CUSHION FOUNDATION FIRST IMPRESSION DEMO & REVIEW



Happy Monday, everyone! Today I want to share with you my new video on my YouTube Channel. It’s a First Impression Review of The Body Shop Fresh Nude Cushion Foundation that I got just a few weeks ago during a sale at Paya Lebar Singpost Centre. I actually even uploaded of haul video for that, which you can watch here




It’s been a while since the last time I used/tried a cushion foundation and I’m really happy that I did again. I really like this one from The Body Shop.

Friday, December 1, 2017

NOVEMBER 2017 RUNDOWN



Hello and what’s up?! We’re now just left with a few weeks before this year is over and it’s just unbelievable how this year went by so fast, like crazy fast!!! How was your November? Mine was pretty hectic. 


Flying with SQ again but this time, heading to the Philippines! :)

As mentioned in my previous monthly rundown post, we again boarded the plane in the first week of November to go back to the Philippines. It’s my mother-in-law’s 60th birthday and though I was not able to come home on my own mom’s 60th birthday, we just really had to this time because it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for all of my hubby’s siblings to be able to come home from different countries for this special event. 
 
my pretty moms! :)

So yeah, we did come home even if it meant no rest for the two of us because we flew back to the Philippines two days after we arrived in Singapore from our 2-week USA trip.


What’s even more tiring was the fact that every single day of our stay in the Philippines was filled with things to do and places to go. For starters, I had my Metrobank ATM card replaced with a new one, we went shopping a little bit, of course celebrated my mom-in-law’s birthday, went to Club Balai Isabel and even went trekking to witness the beauty of the real Taal Volcano.

Club Balai Isabel (photo taken using iPhone) | review will be up soon

the feeling of victory!
 
we made it!!!

I also got to spend a lovely time with my super cute and mischievous niece/goddaughter who I love so-so-sooo much! I miss her sooo terribly, I can't wait for 2018 to arrive so I can hug and kiss her again.




After a busy week in the Philippines, we’re back here in Singapore and I had to face the mountains of laundry, LOL, but of course I also got to get going with editing the vlogs I filmed while we’re in the US the previous month, so November was a hella-busy month for me.





 

So if you haven't seen the videos I uploaded last month, now's a good time to catch up on the vids you missed! Get yourself a cup of coffee or tea and get cozy because I got quite a bunch of videos for you. *wink wink*









Now that it’s December already, I plan to be even more active in my YouTube channel. It might change next year, though, because we might move again and with that decision comes a lot of planning and things to do. Argh. I’m already starting to get tired just by the thought of it hahaha. Anyway, I’m looking forward to ending this year with a big blast and I hope you all are, too! Until my next post…


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

[REVIEW] INDRA MAYA POOL VILLA at NIRWANA GARDENS, BINTAN INDONESIA | HOME AWAY FROM HOME




The first pool villa experience we had was in Bali Indonesia way back in 2013 and since then, we’ve been hooked to pool villas. Now, one of the things I really like about living here in Singapore is its proximity to Indonesia. It’s so easy to plan a weekend getaway in Indonesia because it’s just an hour away from Singapore. And I don’t know anymore how much I’ve mentioned this in my blog but as I have also stated in my previous post, it’s been our habit to go to Bintan Resorts, specifically Nirwana Gardens at least once a year. So today I’m very happy to share with you our love affair with Indra Maya Pool Villa at Nirwana Gardens.