Sunday, July 16, 2017

#ChicSassyMomFinds | Kylie Lipkit Sale Time 💄

Lipsticks are forever. One can never have enough, the more, the merrier.

Pssst, since May, Kylie's sale always gets me.

May 2017 The after party B1T1 Sale for moi and my sisters. 
June 2017 Koko's Birthday Sale, 20% Off Entire Koko Kollection, plus Buy The Koko Bundle, Free Original Koko Collection Lip Set (of 4) 
I owe you better pictures and swatches. It's been hectic, will save a better post.
#FOTD 💋 Posie K | Koko K | Koko K
Innisfree Cushion | Benefit Cosmetics Galifornia | K Palette
There's July's B1T1 sale too...haay, ottoke ?! 😱 But yay, props to me, with much deliberation, I decided to get a Keurig Machine in Costco instead. Oh well, all you need is lipstick and coffee, and you can rule the world! Cheers! ;-D

ChicSassyMomEats | Eat Mor Chikin at Chick Fil A

I have a new favorite restaurant when in California... Chick Fil A is love, love, love. 😋

Spicy Deluxe Sandwich Meal with lots of dressings. I love the dressings, Sriracha, ranch and Chick-Fil A are my must haves. 
Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap Meal with Avocado Lime Ranch
Yummy. Oh how I love thee. 
 The breakfast menu is as nice. 
With the great selection of choices, one can definitely forego beef and instead, eat more chicken. That's the idea behind the Eat Mor Chikin campaign. Awww, how nice. When there's a Chick Fil A nearby, save the cows, and eat chicken. Cheers! ;-D 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

#ChicSassyMomTravels | Tahoe Camping Highlights 🏕

Oh hello there! TGIF! :-D

Oh my, I survived 2 nights camping at William Kent campground. I feel like I can do this again, with few more tweaks and adjustments on our camping checklist. Yay!

Bonfire setup 101. As per my cousin, for a good bonfire, this is how you do it.  It has something to do with a teepee. 
Chaseyboy's camp axe save the day. My 11 year old son must-have for this trip is a camp axe. 
Grilled bacons for our bacon cheeseburgers. Yum! 😋
S'mores Step 1
Roasting marshmallows with roasting sticks. I've learned that patience is a virtue, as always. You have to take your time roasting it away from the flame, turning the marshmallows so it's golden brown, not burned black.
Easy peasy S'moresssss ...success! #Lovelovelove
I'll never be too old for S'mores, and having them in real life camping setting (haha, sorry, this is my first time) is such a happy experience...young at heart once again.

My boys. Father and son bonding. ❤️
Our campsite is across Lake Tahoe with William Kent shoreline. It's beautiful, except we're not ready for swimming or sunbathing (I don't think I'll be sunbathing anytime soon. Hah) so we'll save it for another time and I will detail the camping post for later. They're right, time camping isn't time spent, it's time invested in building memorable experience and connections. Cheers! ;-D

Monday, July 10, 2017

#ChicSassyMomTravels | Monterey California Day Trip

Monterey, oh how I love thee.

Steinback Plaza 2 overlooking the beach. Our view from Louie Linguini's.
From Alameda, we had an overnight stay with friends in Salinas. Then we were were toured around Monterey Bay. We started with a trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium (will save a dedicated post later).

Monterey's Cannery Row
Cannery Row Monument at the Steinback Plaza
No words. I'm charmed. But wait, there's more.

Point Lobos State Reserve
Love, love, love. Finger heart x nth time. Beyond words. 

A steep hike from one of the parking area will lead you to this amazing emerald green China Cove, which is home to seals. 
How great thou art. 
From Point Lobos, we went for a nice drive to the Big Sur coast and were treated to the famed Bixby Bridge.

Oh my, absolutely one for the road. It's an amazing time in Monterey.  Superb. It was a great day to be out and about by the California Highway 1. When we went on a road trip from LA to SFO, we were told that this is the scenic route, though it takes longer. I'm pretty sure it will be longer because it is so irresistible to just savor the moment, and take photo op to boot. I can't say it's off my bucket list, because now, I'm left wanting to see more. Until next time. Cheers to California tan dreams. ;-D

Saturday, July 8, 2017

#ChicSassyMomFinds | Few of my Favorite Things Part 2

Here's a belated continuation of a post I did a long time ago re few of my favorite things. Some things never change, and some things are meant to be obsessed with hoarded.

Bath Origins Natural Hand Sanitizer Mint and Eucalyptus for Php 75/60ml bottle (available in more sizes). Seriously good stuff. Smells so refreshing, spa-ish, and feels squeaky clean. I need my refill, badly. 
Summer in California, hmmm...🤔 Perhaps next year, I will be probably looking forward to this season. To date, it's really my least favorite of all four seasons, winter being my most happiest time of the year. But anyhow, when you're in Manila, summer sounds like the better idea than rainy season... hello, vacation time. And it's not like I will walk under the sun back home, but here in California, everyone lurve lurve the sun and the California tan. I miss my umbrella. Thank goodness for this.

VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Face Cover is my favorite sunscreen brand to date.  Though, I hope to get a variant with higher SPF coverage. I swear, it's the most diligent I've been in applying sunscreen, I might finish it soon. 
Chap Stick Total Hydration is surprisingly nice. I love the packaging, ease of application with its easy twist tube, the caring, lasting moisturizing effect, plus everything minty, I'm sold. I need to have a good lip balm that I apply every night as prep when applying matte lipsticks and on some days I'm off lipsticks. 
Last but not the least, dun dun duuuun.

Kylie for moi and my sisters. Oh my, one can never have enough Kylie Lipsticks. I have more coming, because of another sale. There's one right now, but I need to focus on my priorities, and it's not definitely hoarding lipkits. 😂 I will save another post for my #FOTD with Kylie's. 
These are only few, I have more here. I dream of writing a part 3 with designer bags and/or shoes. What d'ya think? It will be so so nice to be able to do that, right? Cheers! ;-D

#ChicSassyMomTravels | Tulipmania 2017 Flower Dome @ Gardens by the Bay SG

Last summer, while most of our friends were posting cherry blossoms (haha, jealous much) I posted tulips selfies instead. Nice lah.

So, so beautiful. 🌷
Tulipmania 2017 at the Singapore Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome
A walk in the Flower Dome with all the tulips is a reminiscent of a one very nice spring day. It's perfect and a breather from the warm summer day in SG. The tulips are in full bloom and it's amazing how many varieties and colors there are. 

Not the usual tulip that I'm familiar with is the Tulipa Spring Break
Oh Edward, where art thou? I love this. Tulip Vampire 
This, I love best. Pretty Woman Tulip. 😍
Van Gogh's The Starry Night
How sweet. 
Tulips are such a colorful treat. We have them sold in pots in Manila but you can't actually grow them with the weather. They tend to be pricey too, but so most of the nice flower arrangements. In the US, I love that we have variety of flowers blooming in the garden, and most supermarkets sell flowers too. When in Australia, check out, they have a nice colorful tulip bouquet and a whole lot more.  

It's was a nice day to be in Gardens by the Bay. But I love the Supertree Grove and the Garden Rhapsody the most (to be continued...soon) Cheers! ;-D

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

#ChicSassyMomFinds | Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step Program

Annyeong, cinggu! ;-D

I miss my motherland (South Korea) more than ever! 😂 Please bear with the crazy ramblings of an ahjumma fangirl, it's just my Seoul sisters went to visit last weekend, and I did not join them. Utter sadness. #Dramagirl

So here's a Seoul-ful post to keep me occupied.

Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step Program contains volcanic scoria components that remove blackheads.   
It's a blackhead remover product from the popular line of Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask.  Other variations are the nose pack (single) sheet, blackhead out balm, liquid nose pack, and 3 in 1 nose pack.

Not to preempt, I haven't tried the liquid nose pack and the 3 in 1 nose pack, so among the 3 in 1 Step Program, blackout balm, and the nose pack sheet, I'm liking the 3 in 1 Step program best. In fact, to date,  for me, it's the best one ever. I hoarded a whole bunch of these in Althea for gifting and for moi while I'm in the USA since it's so expensive to get a facial here. Haha.

Click on link for more details on how to use the Inisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step Program.
Step 1 opens up pores for effective blackhead removal.
Step 2 removes blackheads intensively
Step 3 tightens pores in areas and calms redness
Ew. I spy with my little eye...blackheads. It works. 
Brace yourself for step 2, it works because it really is truly, madly sticky hence painful to remove. I was worried. But then Step 3 works like magic. ✨ All the redness and pain were gone.

Will I repurchase? I definitely did and will do when I'm out of stocks.

Will I recommend? I gifted it to my aunts and cousins. My aunt, I had to give her a disclaimer on how it ouchy Step 2 is, but I said Step 3 should take care of it. She liked it. She's now a fan. I just love getting recruits to Korean Cosmetic fandom. Cheers! ;-D

#ChicSassyMomTravels | Larry's Produce Market Day

As we're still enjoying some downtime, so when in California, it's a great time to visit Larry's Produce. It boasts of rich selection of fresh fruits and vegetables with an amazingly cheaper price to boot.

Rise and shine, California! #Farmville for real

Rainier Cherries for $2.4+/lb
Costco's cherries goes for about $10++ for 3lbs, vs. Larry's $1.99/ cherries all I want. 
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea...? 
Strawberry fields forever...Strawberries Flat $14/ 1/2 Flat $8 
Full house at Larry's Produce Fairfield
Wheelbarrow as shopping cart ...what a joy! 
It was a quick drive from where we're at, fruits and vegetables all I want. It's a perfect time to go on GM Diet, if only, I can. Hah. Cheers! ;-D

Larry's Produce is not open all year round, check out Larry's Produce official website for more details. Opens 9am-5pm at 4606 Suisun Valley Rd Fairfield, CA 94534
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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!