Thursday, September 27, 2018

EyenLip LULU Professional Hair Ampoule Review πŸ’πŸ»‍♀️| #ChicSassyMomFinds

Annyeong! πŸ€—

Never, never, never give up on your hair. I guess my addiction to haircare products comes naturally because for the longest time, I've been working with hair care companies in my previous life. Then it leveled up because I ended up more adventurous and it's normally at its highest and fanciful when I attend fan meetings or get a drama-inspired hair style and color. πŸ˜‰But my dear, unlike back in Manila when I can do salon visits whenever I like, this it is not the case here in California. So I'm mighty grateful that Beauty Net Korea reached out to me for collaboration opportunity to sample Korean Products. You ought to know I'm a Korean Skincare addict (type Innisfree, SkinFood, Althea etc. in my search box). Yassss!!! A boxful of beauty products from Seoul with love...I'm a happy ahjumma fangirl!

Product Description:  Contains 17 types of Amino Acids and various amount of misturizer that prevents damages from hair dryness
1. Hair ampoule that contains ceramide ingredients that has hardening cement effect to the keratin, phospholipid and collagen components that’s between the cuticle layer and the cortex layer  
2. The vegetable oil coats the cuticle layer to strengthens cuticle and cortex layer surface to provide and maintain the moisture. 
3. Contains ceramide and collagen ingredients to create and maintain healthy and smooth hair. 
4. Contains a lot of moisturizing agent and amino acid to prevent damages caused by moisture evaporation from the hair and maintain moist hair.
LULU Professional Hair Ampoule 13ml by EyenLip Beauty Net Korea
It's DIY hair spa and treatment at home (and lately, I live for do-it-yourself...DIY hair color, manicure, pedicure, laundry, driving πŸ™‰...I miss Philippines ✌🏻). Depending on my conditioner, my hair can be nice and soft, and sometimes just plain unruly. Life happens, between hair fall, and hair damage, I tend to just mostly tie it a messy bun. So I was excited to try this professional hair ampoule.

How to use: 1. After shampooing remove excess moisture left on the hair with your hands. 2. Apply and massage the ampoule throughout the hair. (Because of Self-Emulsion Effect the liquid ampoule is transformed into a treatment formula, which makes it easy to massage the hair.) 3. After 5 ~ 10 minutes massage, rinse with warm water.
Chic & Sassy Mom Tip: Be careful not to get the stuff in your eyes. The precaution is real. It has a warming effect so when it accidentally did, it super stings and I had to let cold water run.

I only needed half of it. The container is resealable so I saved it for another use. At the onset, it's not really soft, in fact, my hair remained tangled, even after washing. Then, surprise, surprise...the magic only happens when drying it.  It feels so light, soft, and shiny. Look!

Before. After (with the same lighting). Another after photo with different lighting condition. 
Easy peasy. No frills hair styling. πŸ’πŸ»‍♀️✨
It's love at first try. I couldn't wait to use it more frequently. I did for the second, third time. And it works like magic. Easy peasy. Good hair days make me feel like I can rule the world. That, plus nice skin, nice shoes with matching nice purse to boot. Oh well! #ImsoVain #KDramaInspired 🀫Cheers! ✌🏻

Do check out here the official product information and details of EyenLip LULU Professional Hair Ampoule. 


When in Union Square San Francisco ❤️ | #ChicSassyMomTravels

Annyeong! πŸ€—

So I've been MIA again, oh well, real life drama happens. In fact our unplanned trip to the city last Saturday was a result of string of not-so-good luck, but when life give you lemons, make lemon water (that's the healthier choice nowadays πŸ˜…).  So we took the BART, and instead went to Union Square.

Yasss! Another San Francisco Heart...Heartfelt Wisdom 2018 by Jeremy Fish
At the other end of the square, across Nike in Post St., there's a new Heart of San Francisco. See more Hearts of San Francisco here and here too. 
Sidestory. We have aunts visiting from LA, and we made plans for a Sacrament Tour. Our car broke down on the way, so we had it towed by Triple A (Thank you, Triple A, glad for the membership, better safe, than sorry!πŸ‘πŸΌ) . We're in San Pablo, and thankfully that there's still a Bart Station near us. We're out of luck renting a car as they closed at 12nn. Just in case I don't do a full post about it, allow me to rant on the hateful customer service of Hertz near that area. She kept on insisting "I close in 1 minute!!!" non-stop instead of answering my question if they can wait and help us. πŸ™„So we had half day, and we decided to take the BART to the city. More misadventures awaited, apparently on weekend, there's a portion that you had to take the bus, so a supposed easy peasy BART ride became toxic. Oh well. We made it, Union Square is BARTable anyhow.

From Powell Station, Union Square is just a couple of blocks away.  Union Square is a shopping haven and a must-see when touring SF.

Must-see and Photo Op at the Cable Car

#TitasofLA in San Francisco
Union Square is a plaza that is bordered by Powell, Geary, Post and Stockton. One side of Union Square is Macy's. There's Cheescake Factory at the rooftop of it for a nice overlooking view of the square. One side is the photo op at the signature Heart of San Francisco, America’s Greatest City by the Bay by Tony Bennett with the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. On one side, is the giant Nike Store where the new heart is located. It changed every so often.

Apple Store at Union Square, San Francisco...Apple fans abound for the new Apple iPhone Xs
At the other side, corner of the square is the Neiman Marcus. Playing tourist, one needs to go inside it to see the magnificent stained-glass ceiling of The Rotunda. For me, I just like to window shop for my next Jo Malone scent.

It's splendid, indeed!
If you have a lot of time to spend in Union Square, I read that The Rotunda is an exquisite restaurant as well. 
Of all the mishaps, it still turned out to be a pleasant day. My boys were forced to tour the city again after a while. I love playing tourist in SF, it's such a charming place and it never fails to captivate. It was short, but sweet trip. We're out of time as we had to take the Bart going home.  On our way out, I did get more Bake Cheese Tarts. Oh well, grateful for another one fine San Francisco day spent with family and loved ones. Cheers! ✨

Friday, September 14, 2018

#FangirlModeOn | Deng Lun for Heavy Sweetness, Ash-Like Frost 😍

Ni hao! πŸ€—Omo, my heart is full with watching Heavy Sweetness, Ash-Like Frost aka Ashes of Love. ❤️So anyhow, this is not entirely a post about the drama, it's just my mundane, crazy ravings for Deng Lun, who I first watched in Sweet Dreams with Dilraba Dilmurat, who I saw first in my forever favorite Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (this drama is a winner, must watch). You ought to know I'm as crazy about Chinese dramas. In fact, there's a certain higher level of devotion to it because the dramas tend to go over 40 episodes. One needs to be truly, madly, hopelessly in love with them to go through all the dramas, then to do a re-run all over again. I mean, I don't have a life who needs real life, when you have them, right?! Hah. πŸ˜…


Anyhow, this is a post dedicated to Deng Lun. He is the first dongsaeng or literally millenial (that can already be my nephew) that I've decided big time that my wish is for another lifetime to be reincarnated as Chinese or to time travel to China. πŸ˜‚Yup, you read it right, not Korean or Seoul. 🀫But wait, it seems I'm pretty much consistent with my oppa, he reminds me so much of Lee Joon Gi, who of all the boys I've loved before, will always be my one true oppa.




Oh how I love thee, Deng Lun. Let me count the ways...so he's handsome, but more so I love him more because he's so versatile.  I love him both in period drama and modern drama (Because of Meeting You and Sweet Dreams). He can sing and dance. He has so much range. He's just amazing!!!


I suggest you start with Because of Meeting You (Chinese version of Korean drama Jang Bori is here). My heart is full. ❤️ That's all. Okay, thanks, bye! ✌🏻

Follow my fangirl adventures on IG @noonades .

Monday, September 10, 2018

#KDramaInspired | Noreabang in San Francisco 🎀

Omo! If only I can sing, I'll be a happy fangirl to discover a noreabang in San Francisco. Not entirely close to Fremont, but drivable. First off, it's your authentic Korean sing room a la karaoke or videoke, which is owned and operated by true Korean ahjumma and ahjussi, with lights, tambourine and Korean menu to boot. Daebak! πŸ˜…

Annyeong, ahjumma! The place is so reminiscent of Korean Dramas. Noraebang. Sing rooms. You can bring food, which is nice. But you cannot bring drinks. Sounds good. 
No Soju. Maekju is it. Oh, spot the tambourine.
So I'm back to the rat race corporate world again. Werk, werk, werk. I'm feeling a little old, oh well, I'm literally older working with mostly millennials. And my, they do love to sing. So this is like our welcoming party for the new hires, like how they do it in KDramas πŸ˜‰, except my goodness, they can sing. One colleague has a music record, one is an opera singer, and others, well, they're professionals. They can navigate the complicated Korean machine and they know their songs by heart. πŸ˜… I thought I could sing yearssss ago, I'm wrong. I like to do it for fun, but that night was not it. I need to practice. Hah. Aja! Aja! Fighting! ✌🏻

Milbrae Karaoke House
1366 El Camino Real Millbrae, CA 94030
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

We've moved! 🏑| #ChicSassyMomxUSA Part 1

Annyeong, cinggu! πŸ€—Oh my, so for the nth time, we've moved again. New home. New adventures. New memories. No wifi for a while. But, I'm back! Oh, life! My, I swear this one was toxic epic, because we had no movers to help us, it's just the three of us. For days, I thought, I broke my back.  πŸ™ŠBut, we've settled. Yay!


It's a newly renovated apartment unit. I love the floors. It's easier to clean, well, I initially thought so.  


We found a spot for my tea sets. Yay! That's it for now. Oh well, you ought to know that Niles is just few miles away, and I can never get enough tea cups
Pineapples, Alexa, Sunbursts, and Scentsy #FewofmyFavoriteThings ✨

Hummel and stuff. I'll save it for another post, but we had so much unique finds from the Fremont Niles Antique Fair 2018 (see my IG post @chicsassymom). We're pleasantly surprised that this apartment have so much light fixtures. Unlike the last one, where we only have one for the living and dining room, and we had to furnish the room with lamps. Oh well, now, it's sooo bright and sunny. Hello, California living! Cheers! ✨

To be continued...
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