January Favorites 2017!

Hi everyone! I uploaded a new video on my channel so please check it out, and don’t forget to hit like and subscribe as well!

Thank you so much! ❤

P.S. I hope you know you’re capable and brave and significant. Even when it feels like you’re not. 🙂

xo, moira ❤

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September Favorites 2016!

Hello everyone and Happy October! I have finally woken up now that September has ended! HAHA Get it?? Anyway, I finally got to upload a new video this week! I have mostly been MIA on social media because of all the deadlines, as in there’s always a test per day. I guess this is really what it means to be in third year college huhu. Ugh, enough with the rant, Moira.

Please watch my newest video and don’t forget to subscribe! Thank you so much!

 

xo, moira ❤

August Favorites 2016

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(1) Happy Skin x Love Marie Lippies. I am a big fan of Heart Evangelista’s makeup book (which I even raved about here), so when I saw that she released her own line of lippies in partnership with Happy Skin, a trustworthy and promising local makeup brand, I immediately knew that I wanted to get them! I was so happy to also learn that they were matte, and they even came in white containers, which definitely screamed Love Marie! These lippies have really great quality and I definitely recommend it to all the Filipina beauty junkies out there!

I even used the Happy Skin x Love Marie lippies in my latest video! #shamelessplug HAHA

(2) McDonald’s BBQ flavored Shake Shake Fries. OHMYGOD I was overjoyed when I saw on TV that McDo has brought back their Shake Shake Fries!!! I kid you not, I have probably been eating them once or twice a week ever since they came out because they’re just sooo good. Hay, unhealthy living huhu.

(3) Sabrina. I have planned to watch this movie for the longest time but I was just never in the mood to watch a full length black and white film lately. What did trigger (LOL trigger) me to finally see it is when Gabi DeMartino talked about it in one of her vlogs, saying that it’s one of her favorite movies because it taught her to “see life through rose-colored glasses.” It made me interested to watch Sabrina and ohmygod Audrey Hepburn is just gorgeous! The film also inspired me to see the bright side of life and that if Sabrina can go from being depressed to being confident, then I definitely can too! haha!

(4) Girl Meets the Real World. OHMYGOD this show gives me the freaking feels every freaking time!!! Personally, this was probably their best episode yet, lesson-wise and acting-wise (esp from Rowan!). It basically talked about a debate if people are naturally good or naturally evil. And ironically, Riley being the positive one in the show, had to prove that people are naturally evil. So she did a lot of thinking and realizing and what not, and her answer during the debate BLEW MY MIND. I did not expect an answer like that, esp coming from a Disney show lol, but anyway, this episode really made me realize that life is all about perspective. Who knows if people are actually good or evil? But at the end of the day, it’s what you choose to see and believe in this world that will dictate how you live your life.

(5) Pretty Little Liars The DArkest Knight. PLL has this thing wherein they give you “okay” episodes and then when it’s the finale, they’re gonna go ALL OUT. And that’s exactly what happened with their latest episode, which probably had the grossest and most morbid scene ever. (As in grabe talaga!!!) And now I have to wait until April 2017 for Season 7B??? Huhu asan hustisya 😦 Plus, it’s gonna be their last 10 episodes next year. Ugh, I can’t believe I’m gonna say goodbye to my fave TV show soon. 😦

(6) Encantadia. During the first episodes of Encantadia, I was a little bit iffy about this remake since you basically already know what’s gonna happen since it is a remake. But now, they’re finally exploring the sequel parts of the series and I am so engaged!! I find their Enchanta language so cool and unique and I am finally starting to understand every character and event in the series and I love how this fantaserye has parallels in real life. Also, can I just say that Kylie Padilla looks so freaking good in her warrior suit (super toned body tho!) and Mikee Quintos, who plays the role of Mila/Lira, is so adorable!

(7) Mars: Friendly vs. Flirty. I randomly watched this video on YouTube since it had an interesting title and it left me laughing real hard! Until now, I still can’t get over how Ogie Alcasid kept saying “I love you” throughout the first part of the video. LOL.

(8) Closer ft. Halsey by the Chainsmokers. I just love how catchy this song is and every time I hear it, it makes me wanna either get up and dance, or just nod along and chill. HAHAHA.

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(9) Pokemon GO. I was never really a fan of Pokemon when I was younger, but this app really made me curious so I went with the bandwagon. I really enjoyed it at first since it was fun seeing random Pokemons roaming around random places in the Philippines. But now, I really don’t get to play it that much anymore since I don’t always have wifi on my phone. sadlyf haha

 

xo, moira ❤

 

July Favorites 2016

Hi everyone! It is now time for another round of favorites. But for the month of July, I did something a little bit different compared to the usual favorites blog posts I do. I challenged myself to make a video instead of just typing everything. I really enjoyed filming and editing this so please watch! Thank you so much!

xo, moira ❤

June Favorites 2016

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(1) Black Choker from Fudge Rock. When chokers first became a trend, I found them really weird because they remind me of like third grade students so I did not get at all why they became popular. But now, there are more choker designs that are coming out and I love how some of them even give off girly vibes. I don’t know, there’s just something about wearing chokers that makes me feel a little bit more confident..

(2) Uncharted. I FREAKING LOVE THE UNCHARTED SERIES! If you didn’t know, I love playing Tomb Raider because Lara Croft is just so badass yet intelligent at the same time. And Nathan Drake, from Uncharted, actually reminds me of a male version of Lara. What I love about this game is its plot twists and the characters’ sense of humor, especially Nate’s! Nate and Elena are also GOALS! I also love how the game’s motto is “SIC PARVIS MAGNA,” which means “greatness from small beginnings.” I don’t know, it’s just really a lovely and hopeful saying. My favorites from the Uncharted series would have to be the first and the fourth games. I really hope they make a fifth one with *spoiler alert* Nate and Elena’s daughter! I definitely recommend that you play Uncharted if you also love video games.

(3) Monopoly Deal. I love playing this card game with my cousins because it can get so intense sometimes, but don’t worry, wala namang napipikon. This is why I love playing card or board games. They can bring out your competitive side but never to a point that you would actually feel bad if you lost because the joy it brings and the quality time you spend with your family and friends is what matters at the end of the day.

(4) Party Flippo. This is an app which is exactly the same as Pinoy Henyo, a popular guessing game here in the Philippines. It’s like the Filipino version of Charades/Taboo. I also love playing this one with my cousins! And yes, even if we are quite old for games, we still enjoy them a lot and we are not ashamed. haha!

(5) Icon Pop Quiz. I decided to download this app once again because it’s been such a long time since I played it. This game is so addicting, but too bad they didn’t release a newer version. sigh

(6) Barefoot Contessa. I have no idea why I have been watching cooking shows on YouTube. Well, I have been watching Barefoot Contessa on TV when I was a kid. There’s just something about Ina that makes you feel so relaxed and her voice is absolutely soothing. She makes me want to start to learn how to cook, but let’s face it, I might never even learn how to cook. haha!

(7) Born for You. OHMYGOD!!! I have been addicted to this TV show ever since it started. I feel like I am going to fall in love with Sam and Kevin’s story and the way Kevin looks and talks to Sam makes my heart melt every freaking time!!! Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador have an undeniable chemistry, and I really hope that their loveteam will be as successful as the three main loveteams on ABS-CBN today. My favorite line from the show so far is “It’s not Japan. It’s you.” AAAAAHHHHHH KILIG SOBRAAA. Plus!! One thing I love about Born for You is the concept of the red string of fate, which is a belief in Japan that ever since you were born, there is already an invisible red string wrapped around your finger and it connects you to the person you were meant to spend your life with. It really makes people hopeful that someday, destiny will truly bring us to the person meant for us.

(8) English Only, Please. This is such a cute and funny movie! Derek Ramsay’s American accent makes me laugh and my favorite line from the movie would have to be “Ang taong di marunong magmahal sa sariling wika, lumaki sa ibang bansa!” HAHAHAHAHA dami kong tawa dun.

(9) Notting Hill. I finally got to watch this film and honestly, I was just waiting for Julia Roberts to say her famous line which is “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” What I also loved about this movie is that it’s very relaxing to watch and it made me miss the vibes that old movies give off. AND when When You Say Nothing At All played in the background, my heart just melted.

(10) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The moment this movie started, I was immediately drawn to it. The lead characters were just so good-looking yet smart at the same time. I love the plot twists in the movie and their love story just makes me really kilig! haha!

(11) She’s the Man. Let me start by saying that Amanda Bynes looks so cute in this movie, especially when she tries so hard to act like a boy. haha! Even if this has been released years ago, it is still very timely when it comes to issues of today like sexism. It really showed that we should never underestimate the talents and skills of a person based only on their gender. I really enjoyed this movie, and I definitely think that you should watch this too!

(12) Maniwala Ka by Donnalyn Bartolome. I have no idea why I enjoy Donnalyn’s songs so much. But when I first heard this song, Maniwala Ka, it really felt like she was talking to me because I guess I’m at a point in my life where I don’t really feel confident and I have a pretty low self-esteem nowadays. Call it baduy or jologs or what, but when you listen to the lyrics, it really makes sense and the message of the song really stands out to me, which is why I like it.

xo, moira ❤

My Current Favorite Makeup Items

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Hello everyone! So today, I am going to be sharing with you my current favorite makeup items. But let me start by saying that I don’t really own a lot of products because I don’t have all the money in the world! I’m only a college student and I don’t have a job, so almost everything I own are bought by my parents. That is why when buying items, or makeup items in particular, I make sure that they are good quality products so that I don’t just waste money. And now, I am going to tell you a few of my favorite makeup items or should I say, holy grail products. haha!

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(1) Maybelline ClearSmooth All in One Shine Free Cake Powder. I actually got this as a gift from one of my friends because she knew that I love makeup. I was really excited to try this because I know that Maybelline has a reputation for selling affordable yet good quality products. And I must say that they did not disappoint! Whenever I use this, I notice that my skin looks livelier and a little lighter than usual, and I really like that kind of effect. I use this whenever I am going out to the mall or a restaurant. It comes with a sponge but as you can see, I’ve already used that way too much. haha!

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(2) Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer in Light/Medium. I love this concealer because it really brightens up my face and makes me look like I’ve had enough sleep!

(3) Elf Correcting Concealer. At first, I actually thought that this was a brightening concealer but I noticed that it was more in the orange tone and that’s when I realized that it was used to correct dark undereyes. I usually use this together with my Covergirl concealer if I feel like my eyebags are not happy at all. haha!

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(4) Benefit Porefessional Primer. I have heard a lot of YouTubers rave about this product and that got me really interested. However, it is no secret that Benefit products are on the pricier side, that’s why I only got the small one. I love using this primer because I feel and look more awake when I have it on.

(5) Benefit They’re Real Mascara. I really love this mascara because it does an amazing job in making your eyelashes stand out and how I wish that I will never run out of this!

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(6) City Color Barely Exposed Palette. I got this as a gift from my tita during my birthday and I really love this palette because it contains pigmented neutral shades. I actually think that this can be a dupe for Urban Decay’s Naked palettes which are a lot pricier than this one.

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(7) Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. I have been on the lookout for a white eyeliner for the longest time and finally, I found this one! It is very much pigmented and can also be used as an eyeshadow base if you want.

(8) Prestige Eyeliner in Black. I love this simply because it is sooo pigmented. What more can you ask for, right?

(9) Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil in Brown. I love using this when I am filling in my eyebrows because it is easy to use and you can really work your way slowly but surely with this product.

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(10) BH Cosmetics That’s Heart Palette. This is my absolute favorite makeup palette! Heart Defensor, or more commonly known as ThatsHeart, is the creator of this palette and I was so excited to try it because I really identify well with her personality. Its packaging is enough to make me love it! haha! My favorite part of this palette would have to be the blush because it is sooo pink and it really gives my cheeks that sweet and rosy finish that all girls want.

(11) Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzer Duo. This is what I always use to contour and I love how the blush and the bronzer really complement each other. I use them together when I am going for a neutral look or some bold red lips.

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(12) Baby Lips Electro Pop. I use this everyday when I go to school because it gives color to the lips without going overboard! Definitely a must try!

(13) Fanny Serrano Moisturific Lipstick in Coco Copper. I love using this loop when I go for a natural look and it is very moisturizing at the same time.

(14) Maybelline Lipstick in Fifth Ave. Fuchsia. I just absolutely love the shade of this lipstick! Need I say more?

(15) Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me in First Kiss. I love using this together with my Avon lipstick to create the perfect Barbie pink lips!

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What are your favorite makeup items that you think are a must try? Share them with me so I can check them out too! 🙂

xo, moira ❤

May Favorites 2016

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(1) Zoella Beauty Candy Cream Softening Body Lotion. That was a long title! Anyway, I’ve started using this lotion and I swear, after my first try, my skin immediately felt smoother. Personally, I put on lotion every night religiously because I love the feeling of having soft skin. So if you’re looking for a new lotion to use regularly, I would really recommend this one!

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(2) Purederm Soft & Mild Eye Make-up Remover Pads. I always dread the moment when I have to remove my makeup because it can be a difficult task sometimes, especially if I’m already too tired to move. But recently, I got some new makeup remover wipes from Watson’s since I wanted one that was specifically made to be used around the eye area. To my surprise, this product worked miracles! What I do is I gently massage it around the eyes for around 10-15 seconds and once it’s done, almost, if not all, of my makeup is removed! Including liquid liner and mascara, mind you. I am so glad I made this impulsive purchase (HAHA) because my it made makeup removal a lot easier!

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(3) Facial Masks. So I’ve been into facial masks lately because of Say Tioco, and it kinda is addicting. Personally, I have never had a facial session or appointment with a dermatologist in my life because I’m scared they might be expensive. It is also advised that you get a facial once or twice a month, but since I don’t have the money for that, facial masks have become my next option! They really do make your skin feel and look smoother and livelier the next day. They are also inexpensive which is a major bonus, and I buy mine at either Watson’s or The Face Shop. (But I prefer the ones from The Face Shop more 🙂 )

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(4) Mango White Sneakers. I have been wearing these pair of sneakers ever since I bought them non-stop because it can literally go with any outfit! It’s also very comfortable which is of course a plus. I just wish I can maintain its cleanliness and whiteness because I don’t want them to look dirty or in what we Filipinos love to call it, nabinyagan. HAHAHA.

(5) McDonald’s Nacho Cheese Dip. I love this dip so freaking much and I am so disappointed that they don’t sell it anymore!!! AAAAAHHHH!!!!!

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(6) Spaceteam. Since my break has started, I have been spending more time with my cousins since we all live under the same roof. We always find ways to entertain ourselves and recently, I introduced them to a multiplayer gaming app that I found out about through my blockmate. It is called Spaceteam and it’s hard to explain how it works, but trust me, you will really feel like a “spaceteam” when playing this with your friends or family. haha! It is so much fun to play and I highly recommend that you try it too when you can’t think of anything else to do.

(7) The Matrix. We were made to watch this film in my Philo 10 class and I really enjoyed watching it. It was my first time to see it and to be honest, some parts were so gross! But I found the concept and the plot interesting since it is one of those movies that will make you question everything about life. haha! I also found it cool/entertaining/funny because it really was sooo philosophical! My professor asked the class to write a paper about the movie and I was so amazed when I realized that it was so similar to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. And side story, I actually got a perfect score for this paper! Regine! Woo!!!

(8) Awkward Finale. I CANNOT BELIEVE AWKWARD IS OVER HUHU I’M GOING TO MISS MATTY MCKIBBEN SO MUCH AAAAHHH. Watching Awkward for the past years has really become one of the things I would get excited about and I am so sad to see it end. 😦 It is a really good series that people, especially teens, would love and relate to to a certain level. UGH I’M GONNA MISS WATCHING THIS SERIES HUHUHUHU. 😦 😦 😦

(9) Me Too by Meghan Trainor. Super LSS! It has such a catchy beat and I love how it is about confidence and loving one’s self. Yes, it can sound pretty conceited LOL but sometimes we all need to realize that we should love our lives, be authentic, and never try to be someone else or someone whom we are not. Like what the song says, if I was you, I’d wanna be me too!

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(10) YouTube Fanfest Manila 2016. One of the best things that has happened this year for me. Read more about my experience here: YTFF Manila 2016: OOTDYouTube Fanfest Manila 2016: Part 1YouTube Fanfest Manila 2016: Part 2

xo, moira ❤