Video: GIVEAWAY + How to Stop Biting Your Nails [CLOSED]

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I wrote something here since my schedule went haywire the past couple of weeks but I wanna thank each and everyone of you for sticking it out with this blog and my Youtube channel as well.

Today’s video is brought to you guys once again by Althea Korea and I will be doing a giveaway with them! I’m gonna be sending you some fun products for your hands, feet, and nails that are from their latest collection that you can find here.

All you have to do is watch my latest video, subscribe to my channel, and follow my social media links. Then, enter your details at the RaffleCopter widget below! Contest ends on the 15th of September 2016 and is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

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Beauty + Hair: Drying Natural Curls without Losing Volume

Back with a new hair video! So excited to share this with you guys. 🙂 A lot of my friends use to see me often out and about with wet hair because drying takes over three hours! Who has time to wait around at home, right?

I’m sharing my quick dry process to you guys today. It takes 15 minutes tops and I’m still able to retain volume throughout the day.

The Philips Thermoprotect Ionic Hair Dryer is available in Malaysia. Check out the Philips Malaysia website for more information.

More later.

Love,

Carol

*Hairdryer sponsored by Philips Malaysia

Beauty + Makeup: Lazy Girl’s Summer Makeup Routine (No Brushes!)

I love having summer all-year round and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. However, I have to admit that once summer reaches its peak here in the tropics, it can be a tad too much for me. I find myself wanting to crawl inside an igloo.

Today, I’ll be sharing with you guys my lazy makeup routine that’s so easy, you won’t even need brushes. Product list can be found after the jump. Enjoy!

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Beauty + Video: Fun Korean Products for the ‘Time of the Month’ (TMI)

The most awkward video I have filmed so far. I guess it shows with how my voice was a couple of decibels higher (than the usual) throughout the video. 😉

Scroll down after the video for the list of products I mentioned and a discount code in Althea where you can get all these products. 🙂

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Beauty + Fashion: Dressing up and getting ready for National Day 2016 (Without Breaking the Bank)

Ah, National Day. Usually the biggest event an Embassy or a Consulate will host for the year. It’s something that a lot of people either enjoy or stress over – depending on your role for that night.

As a diplomatic reporter and later on as a diplomat’s wife, I’ve been attending a whole lot of National Day celebrations and Embassy events from Manila to KL. Too many for me to count at this point – to think I’ve only been in the diplomatic circle for 5 years. (Diplomatic life does mean events left and right)

Such events are usually a good opportunity for a country to share something from home – their food, culture, history, the talent of their people. For us Filipinos, there’s usually a part of the program dedicated to how talented Filipino performers are.

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One thing I love about attending diplomatic events is the dressing up that it comes with. I happen to love wearing Filipiniana – all forms of it. From the well-known Terno and Maria Clara down to the clothes worn by the different tribes all over the Philippines. However, one thing about National Dresses/Outfits is that they can cost quite a bit. I’ve had one too many fellow diplowives telling me that dressing up for National means parting with a hefty amount. The fact that it happens annually means you also have a repetitive (big) expense.

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Beauty + Skin Care: 5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Pobling Pore Sonic Cleanser

It’s been a while since I last made a video! Today, it’s about something special – my new, favourite skin care tool! A facial cleansing brush that does the job well without ruining your budget plans for the month! 😉

Hope this review will be helpful to a lot of you who are looking for their own facial cleansing brush. 🙂

More later.

Love,

Carol

*Product sponsored by Althea

Hair: 3 Quick & Easy Hairstyles for Any Event

I get asked a lot how I do my hair. I’m also often told that my updos and hairstyles look as if they’re done by someone from a salon or that I spend so much time doing my hair.

Truth is, my hairstyles are really not complicated. They usually take just a couple of minutes to do and only require minimal effort. I swear.

It took years of practice and getting to know my hair’s texture to be able to whip something up real quick. Especially on days when my curls are just not going the right way or when my husband tells me that I have to accompany him to an important dinner in 15 minutes. #TrueStory

So let me share with you the easiest styles in my hair repertoire. For those who’ve been asking about my braids, you’ll have to subscribe and wait for the next video. 😉

 

Thanks for watching!

Love,

Carol