Tuesday, January 23, 2018

#ChicSassyMomFinds | So many lipsticks πŸ’‹ #FOTD #Review #Swatches

So many lipsticks, so little dates, oh well. πŸ˜‰ More often than not, I'm so easy to get. When Kylie said I'm on Sale. let's hoard go. When KDrama says Shu Uemura is it, me too! In fact, with all the PPL (product placement) of Korean dramas, I'm compelled to get YSL and Dior too. Surprisingly, with the best skincare routine that Korea has to offer for me, most Korean dramas feature international lipstick brands. Now that I'm in Sephora-everywhere-whenever-country, everything is within my reach. Good luck. So hello, hello, Anastasia, Kat Von D, and Dior! 😚

Few of my favorite lipsticks. πŸ’„
Truth be told, I can live with just Shu Uemura matte lipsticks (see my favorite Seoul FOTD post) or maybe go trendy with Korean girls' gradient lips. Or just go for my usual lazy day look with Lucas Papaw and Benefit Cosmetics lip tints. Easy peasy. But with liquid lip kits abound in California, I still need to practice. So I ended up not really using the Kylie and Koko from my recent haul (will save a post for it). Plus lately, I don't really have a lot of time to get dolled up. Oh well. But when there's Sephora, and family are gifting you more lipsticks, it's tempting to just get some more. Plus, I'm curious about Kat Von D and Anastacia Beverly Hills. Hah.

Here's a quick look of Dior Addict Lip Tattoo (which I swatched and tried at Sephora), Kat Von D (Exorcism), They're Real going Matte with Smashbox Insta-Matte, Dior Addict Lip Tattoo, and Anastacia Beverly Hills.

The Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Double the Lip is a lipliner and lipstick in one. Add the Smashbox Insta-Matte, tadaaa!

#FOTD with Dior Addict Lip Tattoo Natural Cherry | Kat Von D Exorcism | Benefit Cosmetics + Smashbox Insta Matte | Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Plum
The most challenging for me to apply is the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Listick ($20++). When I initially swatched it at Sephora, I thought I was getting myself a wine color. Only it's too dark. I rock! But it's not really an everyday look that I can pull off. Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Dual Lip is a safe choice for regular lipstick. What I'm truly loving are the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo ($30++) and the Anastasia Beverly Hills. Dior Addict basically is very high end lip tint. It's so easy to apply, weightless and truly lasting. Pure luxury. I'm so tempted to collect all colors. 🀫 The Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Plum ($20++) surprisingly is easy to apply and not so drying, it feels velvety and creamy for a matte lipstick. Super pigmented and lasting. I feel so pretty. 😍

Personally, I'm so tempted to get more Diors and Anastasia Beverly Hills. Anastasia before Kylie. And now, Dior Addict Lip Tattoo before Benetint and Posietint. Oh well, life is better with lipstick. Cheers! πŸ’‹

#FangirlModeOn | Master in the House with Lee Seung Gi

Annyeong, cinggu! πŸ€— Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was pleasantly uneventful, which allowed me to indulge to more KDrama time with Lee Seung Gi's Hwayugi (Korean Odyssey) and Master in the House a.k.a. All The Butlers.

Master in the House/ All The Butlers (Hangul: 집사뢀일체) stars Lee Seung-gi, Lee Sang-yoon, Yang Se-hyung and Yook Sung-jae. on SBS on every Sunday.
Sidestory, I'm not a super fan before, but watched most of his dramas (I love him most in The King 2 Hearts), but my, my, after his military service, I find him more charming, endearing, and loveable. So yes, the more oppa, the merrier. Hmmm, πŸ€” there must be something about the Lee's (Lee Joon Gi, Lee Min Ho, Lee Jong Suk, Lee Sang Yoon, now him too) that sways and flutters my ardent fangirl heart. πŸ˜‚ Goodness, ottoke?! 🀦🏻‍♀️ I can't get enough of him in Hwayugi. Though, I'm not so sold into the OTP/Romance side just yet, I do hope they do something about it. Please, drama gods, do not fail us. Having said that, I naturally have to get my Lee Seung Gi fix. Yes, yes, I re-watched most of his drama as far back to My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. Then I found Master in the House. Oh my, so I had to updrade my Viki Subscription to Viki Plus to satiate my fangirl heart.

Master in the House Episode 1 with their Master Machine (ala Mystery Machine of the Scooby Doo gang) 
Lee Sang Yoon, I love from Angel Eyes and On the Way to the Airport. Yook Sung-jae from Who are You: School 2015. I'm happy to meet Yang Se-hyung. There's a great mix to the group. With Lee Seung Gi expertly leading the group with all his wittiness and flair for doing Variety Show. He's so funny when he talks fondly (at every opportunity he gets) about his military service experience. Yang Se-Hyung adds the perfect comedic timing. Yook Sung-Jae is the perfect humble, earnest dongsaeng. This is Lee Sang Yoon's first variety show, I find him super adorable, charming and awkwardly funny, and sincerely loves his candid honesty without trying so hard for admittedly being a Variety Show newbie. Haha. I remembered Lee Bo Young from the last awards show she hosted saying that her Whisper Drama Team is quiet and shy. So it's very endearing to see Lee Sang Yoon in a whole new light. He never fails to shine. Together, with perfect ensemble of honest, insightful, witty, funny, diligent and loveable individuals, they are captivating.

Read more after the break. (Get your Lee Seung Gi fix πŸ˜‰).

Saturday, January 20, 2018

#ChicSassyMomFinds | Coat Day Today πŸ§₯ #OOTD

Cinggu, πŸ€— it’s cold outside! ☃️ I love coat weather. I live for coats (and boots and scarves and beenies and bags too πŸ˜‰). I love dressing up for winter (see my favorite Seoul OOTD post), being all bundled up compared to summer (beach body, I'm not πŸ™…πŸ»‍♀️).

I thought I was done after my shopping soiree at Marshalls, only to realize that one can never have too many coats in San Francisco. 🀷🏻‍♀️

Yay! πŸ’ƒ New coats. πŸ€— Black/White and Wine (ye,that coveted wine 🍷 colored a la KDrama’s Black Knight πŸ˜‰) are from Guess. The Black is Calvin Klein's (for rainy days) all from Wilsons Leather. I’ve been eyeing the same outfit at Macy’s but it’s so hard to shop there, unlike at Wilsons Leather where everything is organized and short listed with mostly just the nice stuff. #OOTD
Oh my, shocks! I'm ready to slay the day! Let's go. More outfit post soon, hmmm, Where to go?! πŸ˜‰ 

#ChicSassyMomFinds | Small Flower Garden #Friyay πŸ€— 🌷🌷🌷

#FriYay Hello, California Sun! ☀️  I woke up (albeit late πŸ˜‰) compelled inspired to do household chores. Hah. I wanted to enjoy the weekend tomorrow and spend quality time with the fambam (though I'm pretty sure it's all day XBox for them, oh well, I try πŸ€—), so I thought I'll get the laundry done (finally!) and do general cleaning. Since it's sunny yet refreshingly cold, I can finally do some gardening and cleaning.

I just remembered that we bought Tulips last time (like more than week ago at Costco) and went out to see them already in bloom. 🌷🌷🌷 Hubby got this for me thinking that they will only be flowering in time for Valentine’s Day. πŸ˜‰ Oh well! Need a new pot! πŸ’πŸ˜š #greenthumb ✌🏼
Lavender and Grass heads. Lavender are my favorite. I was worried since last time because I clipped, pruned and transplanted, worried they will not survived it, so far, so good.  The grass head I thought they withered since I was too lazy (because it's so cold outside) to water them.
Our small flower garden of Petunia and lavender. Seahorse wind chimes for good luck. 
It's so hard to grow Petunia. That photo was taken weeks ago, now, sadly they're withering because of root rot. I will be getting new plants soon. Will keep this post updated. Come back again. 

I'm inspired. (Though I did not get the laundry done yet because the laundry area is full, will try later) Truly, happiness is watching your flowers starting to bloom. Have a great weekend, friends! ✌🏻

P.S. I'm on Instagram, Twitter (@chicsassymom) and FB (Chic & Sassy Homemaker). Let's connect! Fangirl together. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

#ChicSassyMomTravels | San Francisco Hearts ❤️

San Francisco, how do I heart thee? Let me count the ways. ❤️ Sometime 2010, I shared the same sentiment after being charmed by the city that truly, I left my heart in San Francisco. We're happy to be back. I'm falling in love with all the hearts the city has to offer. 
December 2017 visit: America’s Greatest City by the Bay by Tony Bennett at Union Square 
2010 Visit with little Chaseyboy
Also 2010 Visit: Another Red Sparkling/Glitzy Red Heart at Union Square
January 2018 Visit: Open Heart by Patrick Dintino Pier 39 
January 2018 Visit: My Heart by Sirron Norris at the building lobby from Embarcadero Bart Station
It seems there are a lot of hearts, third time's the charm, so just maybe I will see more hearts of San Francisco. 😍 Hmmmm, it means no time to rest, more time to explore the city instead of staying at home, binge watching Korean Dramas. πŸ˜‰ Oh well, let's do this! Sending finger hearts to everyone! Saranghae! ✌🏻😍

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Wifey to JB and Mommy to Chasey :) It's said that one's eyes are windows to one's soul. True! My eyes twinkle when I'm happy, they light up with my smile. I’m no frills! I'm easy to read (except during Poker). I easily get teary eyed on practically both happy and sad things. I'm overly emotional! UP,Toy Story 3, and Glee made me cry with delight.My hubby is my source of strength. He balances that side of my personality. He made me a more self-reliant person.I love being a mom. But be it known that I tend to be OC, paranoid, and definitely see my self as a stage mom.I can't help but throw him parties every year.I love to read. If there is a lifetime membership to Book Lover's Club, I've probably signed in as early as Grade 1. I'm blessed to have a special relationship with God. He is my confidante. I practically talked to him anywhere and anytime about anything. I'm a Kapampangan and supposedly known for having culinary skills.This still needs to be found perfected, but for sure, I can say I'm a gourmand!I love to eat and it shows!Oh well!Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder and Happiness is only a state of mind. From today onwards, I intend to live in a Happy Mode!Cheers!