December Favorites 2016!

Hi everyone and I am back with my final installment of favorites for the year 2016! Please give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to hit subscribe! Thank you sooo much for watching, mwah!

 

xo, moira ❀

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La Muerte | Halloween 2016

Hello everyone and Happy Halloween!! How are you going to spend the evening? πŸ™‚ I’ll spend mine just at home trying to be “productive”.. Wow, what a boring life. haha! But anyway, I uploaded a new video a while ago which is a last minute Halloween makeup look that you can achieve quickly if you already own some face paint. This look was inspired by the character of La Muerte from The Book of Life and by Michelle Phan’s video entitled The Beautiful Death.

Please subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already and thank you so much for watching! Mwah!

xo, moira ❀

Barcelona: Kathryn Bernardo Inspired Makeup Look

Hi everyone! Please watch my newest video which is a “tutorial” for Kathryn Bernardo’s look on her upcoming movie with Daniel Padilla, Barcelona: A Love Untold. Don’t forget to hit subscribe!! Sorry for the lack of actual blog posts lately, as I have too much on my plate already. 😦 Not that anyone actually cares lol.

But anyway, thank you so much for watching!

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 aboutΒ 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 ❀

 

Summer Bucketlist 2016 UPDATE!

And just like that, my “summer” for 2016 is now coming to an end. 😦 Well actually, this break lasted around 10 weeks, and it was pretty long but never enough! I am not looking forward to this school year at all because I am now on my third year of college, and I am so freaking scared. Everyone says that it is one of the most difficult years other than thesis year, so please wish me luck? My classes start tomorrow and I need all the luck I can get. 😦

Anyway, on a more positive note, at the start of my “summer,” I made a bucketlist of the things I wanted to accomplish (which you can check out here)Β and it is now time to see if I did them all!

(1) Work out. HAHAHA. Okay, to be fair, I DID work out for around two weeks and that was the time when I decided that I wanted to live healthier and LOSE ALL MY FREAKING BELLY FAT!!! I got really into it at first but as time passes by, you can’t help but want to eat! LOL fried chicken is bae. ❀ Oh well, I’ll try again next summer. haha!

(2) Learn to drive. Sadly, I did not get to do this just because I didn’t really feel like wanting to learn how to drive at this point in my life. To be honest, it’s probably because I’m scared to drive here in the Philippines. I guess I’ll just enroll in a driving school when I’m completely ready. πŸ™‚

(3) Finish my PS3 games. YES!!! I finished The Walking Dead Season 2 (which was so heart-racing and it can really make you feel guilty just bc of choices you had to make), Tomb Raider Underworld (which took forever), and the Uncharted series (yup, all 4 of them). I didn’t get to play much though of my Barbie Puppy Rescue game because I think it was broken (?) and I did start playing Life is Strange on the PS4 but I got too lazy to keep going because playing video games everyday can take a toll on you sometimes. I’ll probably finish it next semestral break. Do you have any suggestions on fun and interesting games we can buy for the PS4? πŸ™‚

(4) Play Sims 4 more often. I did play the Sims 4 during the first half of my break. I also bought the Get Together expansion pack but unfortunately, it didn’t really click with me. And now I have totally neglected my Sims since I started making YouTube videos. I’ll probably play more of it during my next break na lang lol, but at the same time, I want to buy the new Dine Out game pack! The struggle is real. haha!

(5) Watch more movies. I totally watched a lot of movies during this break. To name a few, I watched Notting Hill, English Only Please, Legally Blonde, Legally Blonde 2, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Sabrina, Imagine You and Me, and sooo many more.

(6) Finish a book. UGH I didn’t even try to start finishing Girl Online on Tour. I think it’s because it’s too “young” for me anymore. LOL is that even a thing? But I did read Jadine’s book entitled Team Real so does that count? haha!

(7) Buy a new phone. YAAAS I finally bought a new phone! If you want to know more about my iPhone SE, check my blog postΒ here!

(8) Blog more. I totally did the opposite of this. 😦 It is difficult to do vlogging and blogging at the same time. But I do try my best to brainstorm new blog post ideas. I just really don’t have the time, energy, and resources to do both flawlessly. Mahina ang kalaban.

(9) Vlog. YES!!! I finally started making YouTube videos and I really don’t get why I didn’t start sooner since vlogging makes me happy and it always leaves me with a sense of accomplishment. To be honest, I still have a looong way to go since this is just the beginning, but I know that consistency is key and I hope that I will never lose my drive to produce more content on my channel. Check out my latest video down below!

(10) Go out of town with my best friends. HUHU. This did not at all happen because we (well at least my friends, lol) were so busy this entire summer. There was only ONE legit time when we ALL hanged out as a group, and it’s heartbreaking to think that we only get to see each other a few times in the whole year. Is this really what it means to be growing up? 😦

(11) Spend more time with family and catch up with friends. I did get to spend more time with my family especially during the month of June because I had a balikbayan relative who stayed with us for two weeks. Also, my cousin who just graduated college had to leave mid-June to work in the US, so we went out a lot before she left to really take advantage of the time since she’ll be working there for a year. I also got to catch up with my friends but not as often as I hoped. 😦

(12) HAVE FUN! Did I have fun this “summer?” I’m not completely sure. There were times that were so much fun like YTFF but there were also times where I was just all alone at home with nothing to do. But at least I got to start on my dream of having a YouTube channel, right?

In conclusion, my summer 2016 was not at all perfect and not at all what I hoped it would be. But that’s just how life is. It won’t always be sunny and happy, and things won’t always go your way. You just really have to suck it up, roll with the punches, and choose to see life through rose-colored glasses.

La vie en rose.

 

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 ❀