Friday, October 6, 2017

Vu's Bar, Marco Polo, Ortigas

I love being in high places. I love overlooking views. But more importantly, I love quiet places.

Vu's Bar in Marco Polo, Ortigas is exactly what I want whenever I want to experience those night outs. 

Situated in Ortigas, it's still high enough to escape the noise of the Metro. lol. :))

Price point may be steep but that's expected since it's in a five star hotel but very worth it though for that peace and quiet.

There is indoor seating and there is outdoor. If you want to sit outside, come early 'cause there are only few tables in this area.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Maybelline's Powder Matte in Toasted Brown

I told myself that I am not buying anymore lipstick and I stuck with that for several months until Maybelline launched its newest "inti-matte collection" which is on sale until the October 29, 2017. As much as I like to get all of the 10 colors, I only got one in the shade TOASTED BROWN. Well, meron pa naman ilang araw. Hahaha. I'm thinking of getting Raw Cocoa and/or Almond Pink while they're still priced at P 199.00 per bullet. But let's see. 

Last year, I posted a review of Nude Nuance and Clay Crush link: here. 

Compared to the formulation of their creamy mattes lipstick, I found powder mattes lighter on the lips. 

I wore a lipstick prior to my first swatch so in the picture above, my lips are quite stained. Below are several selfies taken on different locations 'cause I'm vain like that and it's practically the only lipstick I wore since the day of purchase.

*I thought that I am successful in lengthening my eyelashes until I saw my post dated 2012. Link: here. Bakit parang mas maganda pa ko dati? :((( HAHAHA CHAR. Mas mahaba pa ata eyelashes ko noon. :( Tssss. Or effective kasi mag tightline? Idk. haha. All I know is that my eye lashes don't hold curls for a long time anymore. Tumigas na ulo. :(

Maybelline's Powder Matte in Toasted Brown.


The color turnout is the best lipstick for my MLBB - my lips but better. And if feels natural on the lips. Definitely without the sticky feeling I usually have whenever it's liquid lipstick I'm wearing. 

Gone are the days when I'd always go out wearing bold and bright lipsticks. Huhuhu. I kinda miss my reds, corals and oranges too but I became more comfortable in wearing nudes especially during day time. 

Above swatches are: toasted brown, nude nuance, clay crush, toasted brown

Toasted Brown

Looks like I'm not wearing any lipstick but definitely better than my bare lips which can be very pale on some days. Above, I have only applied Innisfree's Blur Free Mineral powder. I'll be reviewing that soon too. 

I'm also thinking of having my hair cut again. Yes, that time for a drastic haircut. From long to shoulder length kaso anlaki ng mukha ko these days kasi. Huhu. Well, malaki naman talaga pero mas malaki ngayon kasi I've gained nothing but weight ganern. hahaha. 

Look how stubborn my eye lashes are these days. They don't hold curls. Thinking if I should have them permed again... 

Ayan, so aside from showing you how Toasted Brown looks like on me, nilagay ko na rin problema ko. hahaha. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

2D1N Dingalan, Aurora 2017: DIY Tips, Itinerary, and Budget

While there are day tour trips that are offered to this place for as low as P 999.00 per person, we opted to DIY since we wanted to do an overnight trip. Great choice for us since we had the whole place to ourselves for two days! :))

We left Cubao at 3 AM. That was the first trip of Five Star Bus Company to Cabanatuan.  (P 185.00)

Upon arrival to Cabanatuan, we rode an FX to Dingalan, Aurora. (P 100.00)

At the FX terminal, we rode a tricycle to Feeder Port. (P 20.00)

Finding feeder port is a crucial part of this trip. Chos. haha! 'Cause it's in Feeder port where you'll find the Tourism Desk and people who'll help you plan for your trip if you're like us who didn't research beforehand. Dingalan, Aurora is welcoming tourists and have started applying standardized rates for everyone so better go there in groups of four above for a cheaper trip. Only two of us shared the expenses so it was quite expensive but we spent less than 2,000 PHP each for what felt like a private get-away. Not bad.

Matawe Beach and Rock Formation

Beach and Rock Formation is free but tricycle ride costs P 250.00

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Tan-Awan Falls

We had to pay P 20.00 each for the entrance to the falls, and same with the beach P 250.00 for a tricycle ride.

For both Tan-Awan Falls and Rock Formation, we also had to pay for a tour guide fee but I lost my list of amount so...

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We opted for a trek instead of riding a boat. 

It was P 250.00 for a two way trek and another P 250.00 to the Batanes of the East. 

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White Beach

Access to the beach was free but we rented a kayak so it was P 200.00 per hour of use.

DBR Lodge and Feeder Port

DBR Lodge was P 300.00/night for the non-airconditioned room.

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Contact Numbers:
Ate Ivy - Tourism Office - 09167312085

Kuya Albert - Tour Guide Association President - 09269639831

Kuya/Pastor Ed - Our Tour Guide for 2 days -  09482630362

So this is all for Dingalan, Aurora.

Okay naman. Masaya.

Di ngalan kami.

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