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50 Pesos for a New Book: National Book Store Blowout + BOOK HAUL

Hello everyone! :) I know for the book lovers out there, it's the Big Bad Wolf Season! :) But we all know that it's also the season of falling in long lines because of the crowd going to this event. Worry no more, National Book Store has something for you! :)



As Arra (Hello friend!) and I were looking for a milk tea shop, our attention was stuck by the 80% Discount Banner of National Bookstore Super branch Cubao (beside Gateway Mall). :) Since we both love books (who doesn't), we hurriedly went inside the store.





It's no joke! They are really on sale! :) You can get up to 80% OFF! :) Popular and new released books also have 20% discount! :) On the other hand, we were disappointed that Filipino books are not on sale. Tsk. Tsk. :)

Here are the books I got! :)

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I was INVITED! Fortune High School Talk 2019

One of the highlights of my 2018 was I was invited by different schools and organizations to talk about Blogging. I felt that it was the right time for me to give back and share my knowledge about this industry. I am delighted every time my attendees message me on my social media accounts to thank me for inspiring them to start their own blogs. I was also able to mentor some in starting their own sites. :)


This year, I joined and co-founded a group named Lagalag PH. Its main purpose is travel and go to different places while giving talks to schools and organizations. For one of our stops, we were invited to share our expertise at Fortune High School in Marikina.


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WE ARE NOW ON YOUTUBE! :)

Hello everyone! :) I am happy to announce that aside from our blog site, we can now be watched on Youtube! :) Yes! I have decided to enter the vlogging world to reach to wider audience. :)


So how can you watch our video? Just type Sir Lawrence on the Search tab or you can click on this tab: www.youtube.com/SirLawrence.

Here are some of our sample videos there! :)





These are just some of the videos you can watch on our channel. Hope to see you there! :) Don't forget to subscribe as well. :)

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MMFF Movies For Less Than 100 Pesos?

Metro Manila Film Festival or MMFF is an annual film festival that's part of Christmas in Filipino culture. I can still remember my childhood years when me and my HS friends always had a movie marathon of the shown movies during each fest. 

This year, it's possible for us to do it again because we can score a ticket for less than 100 Pesos! :) You may ask me how. Here it goes guys! :)


1. Download GMovies app on App Store or Google Play.


2. Register. You could link your Facebook account or register using your cell number.

3. Select the movie that you would want to watch.


4. Choose your preferred location and schedule.


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25 Pesos For Deo? GT Active Fresh Deodorant Review

As a person who stays outside our house for more than 10 hours a day, I need a deodorant that could keep my smell good all-day. :) There are deos I'd tried that smell good upon smelling, but didn't have chemistry to my body's smell after application. For almost years now, I am loyal to my one and only deo. Ok. Fine. I cheat sometimes and try other brands. HAHA. :) This month, I have found a good alternative to my all time favorite. :)


GT ACTIVE FRESH DEODORANT

GT Men Active Fresh Deodorant is one of the first products of GTCosmetics specific for Men. It contains Tea Tree Extract that is known for its anti-bacterial properties and helps aid against ailments such as rashes and skin infections. It has a fresh and clean feeling, great for active men.

Direction:
Apply 4 to 6 wipes per underarm everyday. Do not apply to sore or damaged skin.


I so love the scent! :) It reminds me of a popular deo here in the Philippines. It is not sticky when applied. The product could stay for the entire day! :)


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Best Nude Lipstick For Men? Nyx Lingerie Review

Hi everyone! :) Today, I'll be sharing my latest discovery for men who have pale or fair skin who want to achieve a "no lipstick" makeup look, like me! :)


Over the past few months, I had been struggling with choosing the right shade and brand of lipstick that will perfectly fit my lips and skin color. It's either it's too obvious that I'm wearing one or the consistency is too drying for my lips. Luckily, a co-teacher of mine suggested this brand. :)



NYX LINGERIE
PRICE: 490 PESOS
WHERE TO BUY: WATSONS/ NYX STALLS

Slip into something seductive with Lip Lingerie, our luxurious liquid lipstick with a plush, Matte finish. Available in the color-kissed hues you know and love—from cinnamon pink and chocolate brown, to warm mahogany red and classic nude beige—plus, 12 brand-new nudes! Each sultry shade will coat the curves of your lips with irresistibly creamy color.


Since there are 24 shades to choose from, I asked help of the accommodating sales attendant to choose what's best for me. I just specified that I would want the finish to look like my lips are healthy. She then handed me with Lipli #18.




Here's a swatch of the product applied on my left hand. :) To be honest, I was hesitant to buy since it's quite costly. I didn't swatch this as well on my lips when I was at the counter. I just trusted my instincts that time. Haha. :)


BEFORE (NO MAKE-UP PRODUCTS USED)


AFTER (NYX LINGERIE #18 APPLIED ON LIPS)

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COMPARISON
Left Picture: w/o
Right Picture: Nyx applied on lips

See the results? :) It did still look my lips, but healthier! :) I like how it even out the color of my lips as well. :) Yes. It has a matte finish but it is not drying at all. :) For over 4 months that I've been using this product, this has the best consistency of a matte lipstick. Why? It never cracked my lips! No need for me to put lip balm once in a while. :) It is also long-lasting that it could stay on my lips for more than 5 hours! No joke. :) For the price of 490 Pesos, this is definitely worth it! :) You could use one tube for monthssssss- a little goes a long way! :)




I would highly recommend this for men who would want to have a healthy looking lips. :) But of course, kindly ask the attendants first of what shade of lipstick would fit you. :) For women, if you are looking for best nude lipstick without drying your lips, this is definitely worth a try! :)



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A Royal Holiday spent as SM CITY MANILA kicked-off the Christmas season with an English touch!

As the song goes, "It's the most wonderful time of the year......." Indeed as SM Malls unwrap a Merry SM Christmas in 65 malls nationwide. Our blog is once again invited for the third year to witness a Christmas Tree Lighting Event of an SM Mall. :)


SM City Manila Christmas celebration was filled with children's favorite British characters and well-known artists! :)


Clowning Around Manila, Mapua Cardinal Singers, Sheena Belarmino of ABS-CBN's Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids, Uytingco Family and Ms. Universe Philippines 2014, MJ Lastimosa are present during the event!


Of course, everyone gets excited upon the lighting of this year's Christmas tree! :)


Visit http://www.smsupermalls.com/smagicalchristmas to join SM’s #SMagicalChristmas countdown or to know more about the many fun and exciting things in store for everyone this holiday season at SM Supermalls. Have a Merry SM Christmas!

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM

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Make-up for TV Tutorial

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I am now a TV Host! :) If you were not able to read it: Click here

I am still in cloud nine as of writing this 'coz it was just a dream of mine to see myself in TV and now it's fricking happening! :) Before I get too emotional, let me share to you the makeup routine I do every time we have shoot. :)


1. Prepare skin

Before I do my makeup routine, I make sure to prep my skin properly. I clean, tone and moisturize. :) Don't worry, I'll have my updated skin routine uploaded here on my blog. For now, here's my Morning Skincare Routine :)

2. Primer

QUICK FX NO-SHINE MATTIFIER

This is the cheapest and yet most effective makeup primer available in the market. It does help control oil and keep the makeup products I used all day.

3. Foundation

REVLON COLORSTAY #150

After the base, I need to put Foundation. This will help cover some blemishes on face and even skin tone. I use Revlon Colorstay because it has a flawless finish and lightweight feel.

4. Blush

LUNA AUTUMN CLAY BLUSH

Yes. I am joining the bandwagon. HAHA. But this clay blush gives a pinkish natural glow on my cheeks. I highly recommend this for men too! :) No need for me to put powder blush, for its finish is already good on the camera. :)


5. Conceal

FASHION 21 PERFECT STICK WITH SPF 50 (SHADE: LIGHT BEIGE)

My only concern that needs concealer on my face is my dark circles. Urgh! Even if I sleep for more than 8 hours, I still have them. :)

6. Eyebrows

HOLIKA HOLIKA WONDER DRAWING #01

Since I already have good set of eyebrows because of embroidery (Click here if you want to read it: #browgoals ACHIEVED! :)), I only need to fill in gaps and they're fine. :)

7. Lips

It's just this year that I had the courage to try putting lipstick on my lips. I usually just apply balm or gloss before. Now, I am into lipsticks as well. :)

TIPS FOR MEN: Choose nude lipsticks and make sure it is still close to your natural lip color. :) Never ever try red or pink ones for it will look obvious. :)

I love putting my favorite lip tint first (BEST and CHEAPEST Lip and Cheek Tint for Men?).


I let it set for a while followed by Nyx Lingerie Lipli 18 or Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Under the Sheets. :)


Because the products are matte, I still put Fashion 21's Lip Shine. Best combination for me! It still looks my lips but better. :)  


8. Contour


I am already on my 5th session of RF and toning for face and I can say that there are already changes. :) It makes my skin firmer and my face looks smaller. :) No need for me to contour with makeup. Hihi. I'll have my complete review of that, once I am done with all of my sessions. :) But I usually apply LOL Cosmetics Bronzing Powder if ever I needed to contour my face. 

Tip: Make sure to apply it on sides of the face, below jawline and temples of the forehead. :)

LOL COSMETICS BRONZING POWDER 

9. Powder

FS 2 WAY CAKE (SHADE: ORGANZA)

To set everything, I use 2 way cake powder. Why? It sets even better if you sweat compared to regular powder. :) MAC duper for powder? I have found it! :) Read: FS Cosmetics Haul


There you have it guys! :) This is the makeup routine I do every time we have shoot and no makeup artist is around. :) Just message me if you have questions. I am willing to share my knowledge. :)