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What to bring to Hogwarts

Monday, April 3, 2017

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."

April is the month of magic, at least for me, since this is my birth month, that's right! In a few weeks time, I'll be 25 years old and I do think that I received my Hogwarts letter rather late... but nevertheless, it's never too late to learn magic and leave the muggle world behind! I recently received my parcel filled with items I'll be using for my first year at hogwarts...

I'll go through them one by one so I can be as detailed as I can be, or at least I can try... I'll share with you the basic things you need to survive in the world of magic! (Basic things only lol)



Of course you'll need the acceptance letter, notifying you of your acceptance to Hogwarts, which will include the list of things you'd need to purchase before traveling and the letter to notify us muggles that we will be using regular post offices to avoid any non-magic folks seeing our rendezvous.
You can't go to Hogwarts if you don't have your train ticket with you so be sure to bring them always!



One of the most important things you'll ever need is of course... your source of magic, a wand... Be sure to drop by Ollivanders first before actually leaving for school! This is an essential, and everyday item you'll be using! I can't live without books so I make it a habit to bring my library card whenever, wherever! A lot of spells to learn and a lot of secrets to unveil!



The Marauder's Map is a magical document that reveals all of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Not only does it show every classroom, every hallway, and every corner of the castle, but it also shows every inch of the grounds, as well as all the secret passages that are hidden within its walls and the location of every person in the grounds, portrayed by a dot. It is also capable of accurately identifying each person, and is not fooled by animagi, Polyjuice Potions, or invisibility cloaks; even the Hogwarts ghosts are not exempt from this. (Harry Potter Wiki)
And that's the reason why this is an important item you must take with you! NOTHING can fool this piece of paper, NOTHING.


I make sure that I bring snacks, and items I can read for leisure and free time. My all time favorite snacks are the Chocolate frogs (which includes a Famous Witch/Wizard card inside!) and of course the legendary Bertie Botts Every Flavoured Beans to munch on while I read QUIBBLER or the Daily Prophet to pass time.

Other things that are on the package but I did not include on the list:
  • The Hogwarts Map - I have the most powerful Map of all, no longer need to bring this \
  • The Proclamation poster - it's included in the parcel but, there's nothing to read there
  • Hogwarts completion certificate - This is proof you've finished Hogwarts, but I always want to go back.. 
 And that's it for this list! Be sure to bring everything, if you forget, bring your Remembrall in case you forget something!

 That's it for this post...

Mischief Managed...


(Visit @Fandomize.mnl to get your own parcel!)

Beauty and the Beast Movie and Death by Burgers!

Saturday, March 18, 2017


(photos from SM North Edsa the Block)
 
Beauty and the Beast has been one of my all time favorite Disney Cartoons! Watching it come to life and have one of the most respected and influential woman play the role of Belle was an amazing experience! Last night, I watched the Magic come to life with my boyfriend Mike, and my brother Mari, at UP Town Center Cinema in Katipunan. 
 
 
We watched it in 4DX (same with MOANA) and it really felt magnificent to feel like you're living in the world of books, magical curses and unfriendly people! 
 
 
I originally reserved tickets online Thursday morning through sureseats.com to make sure we'll still have a spot for the 4DX/3D cinema since UP Town Center only has 4 cinemas and one for the 4DX/3D theater. Which was the best thing I did, I scheduled our movie for the last full show which was 9:40 PM, my brother and I arrived at around 5:30 since we wanted to look around, and we would eat dinner with my boyfriend, I also wanted to make sure we pay for the reservations without any hassle that's why I decided that we leave early. Arriving at the cinema's oddly, there was no line, which was weird because it was a Saturday, and payout was only a few days ago, I realized that they had signs everywhere saying "ALL SEATS FOR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IN ALL CINEMA'S ARE SOLD OUT FOR TODAY". So that includes the 2 or 3 cinema's featuring the movie, and all the times for that day, and we arrived earlier than our planned schedule! So thankfully I reserved ours online. 
 
Before watching, since we had plenty of time to spare, we ate dinner at 8CUTS burger! 
 

 
We each had our own burgers and I got 2 flavors of fries for the table! I already knew that 8CUTS burger is an expensive burger joint since we already ate here before, but last night's dinner, was a total of 1,525php! I can say it's a really good quality burger, and the fries were also really good, but, this is not a place I would recommend if you don't have extra money. Of course if you have money to spare, this is a really delicious place! Mike and Mari got the 1/3 lb 4 Cheese Burger, and I got the 1/4lb Q Daddy burger. 
 
The Fries were Skinny and the two flavors we added were Bacon and Cheese, and Chili and Cheese!
 
So after eating dinner, we walked around and when it was a quarter to 9 pm, we decided to go back to the Cinema's and buy our movie buddies! Mike and I got Potato Corner (as always) and Mari would always get Cheese popcorn~
 

 
Overall it was a really good Saturday and it was well spent! We had so much fun. the movie was amazing! (tried so hard not to sing along lol), and the food we ate was great! 
 
I would recommend the movie to ANYBODY, young, old, girl, boy, disney fan, non disney fans... it's a movie for everybody! 
  

Review: K-Palette Zero Kuma Concealer

Saturday, March 11, 2017

I think this is a first for me, doing a simple make up review, at least for this brand~ (lol) I've always been on the search for the perfect concealer for me, since my biggest insecurity when it comes to my face, and I think I just found the perfect one for me! It's the ZERO KUMA CONCEALER and I really love this product! Plus it's cute! (Japanese cosmetics are mostly like that lol)



There's actually 3 different shades for 3 different purposes~ I chose the Type 1 concealer because I've always bought bright concealers, I wanted to try something a little closer or something a little darker than my skin tone, and I think it compliments each other perfectly!



  •  01 NATURAL BEIGE - All mighty type moisture concealer! I'd recommend this for the medium skin tones~ (even though I have a lighter skin tone, I still got this and it looks really natural which I love!) This is also good for covering blemishes! 
  • 02 YELLOW BEIGE - Brown Dark Sin Concealer; this is mainly the lightest color, which I think would blend well with number 1 and prolly look like your Highlighter~ 
  • 03 ORANGE BEIGE - Blue dark skin; This is basically really useful for people with bluish or purplish eye bags!



The tube istelf looks really simple but stunning, which is an important factor for me when it comes to make up lol


It's a slant-tip tube so it's easy to pump out the product, but I wish they'd use a regular tube tip because it's easier to determine the amount of product your put, and it's easier to clean! lol



Pumped the product initially, and as you can see, it has a very thick consistency and it's really opaque and smooth! It's easy to spread and it has an illuminating finish which makes the look more natural! (depending on the amount you put though lol)


This product is infused with skin care serum that helps brightens dark circles, have been using this for about a week, and I haven't seen any majore changes but hey, these things may take time, or maybe I just have super dark circles that the product can't handle it lol

Here's a selfie with a complete look! I match my concealer with my Canmake foundation powder and I have to say how great they compliment each other!  (This photo was taken inside the bathroom in my office lol)


RECOMMENDATIONS: 
  • I would have to say that this product is one of the best I've used since it doesn't dry my skin! and my skin is actually really sensitive!
  • A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY WITH THIS PRODUCT, you don't need to put too much and it will cover whatever you want to hide
  • I got this for 795php at the Beauty Bar in UP Town Center Katipunan, I think it's a really good amount for the quality and amount you'll get!
  • I recommend this to girls who have sensitive skin like me!
One of the things I also love about this product is that, all three shades have different uses, you can actually use all of them to complete one whole look! It's up to you to find the perfect shade that would look best on your skin!

Thank you for reading!

Papermoon Cafe

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Papermoon is the newest Cake cafe I fell in love with! The ambiance is good, the cakes are great, and the staff are also nice~ I recently spent my Saturday and Sunday at UP town center in Katipunan and would often get my dessert here at the Papermoon cafe!



 First of, the cakes look so dayum good! But as they say, you can't judge a cake by it's cover/design, rest assured though, they live up to their expectations! 

I would have to say the cakes are pretty pricey, one slice would cost 250php - 350php depending on the cake/crepe.



 When I went Saturday, I got a slice of their Strawberry Shortcake! It was around 350php I think, but man was it goooood!


The strawberries were humongous, the sponge was soft, and it wasn't so sweet, but also not bland and sour! It was just the perfect amount of sweetness that matched the sourness of the strawberries and it was a perfect combination! 



I would say the seats were comfortable, perfect place to hang out with your friends~
I spent 45 minutes here alone last Saturday and Sunday lol 


When I went back Sunday, I tried their Strawberry Mille Crepe Cake! It was 250php per slice, and it was heaven on a plate! The crepe was soft, the cream was perfect, and the strawberries were on point! 


This is a place I'm coming back to every weekend (if money allows it lol)

I'd recommend this place for small get together with friends, or at least just a place to relax~

Lash Wishes



I've always wondered what it was like to have long lashes, lashes that made some girls look like a Victoria Secret model, some like a Porcelain doll, and others, just plain gorgeous! Ever since I was young I've envied people with longer lashes, a lot of my friends would tell me that "you look like you cut your lashes"... Since it was so short, my aunt couldn't even use a curler on it before lol (but somehow I can manage now that I'm older). So I researched, on how to get voluminous lashes, since Falsies are actually hard for me to use, (they're SUPER complicated for me ;_;) I've used up my courage to go get myself Eyelash extensions!

Of course I did extensive research (I've actually been planning since last year June, was just too scared to do it) regarding the Pros and Cons of getting extensions, since they require maintenance like no other, and at the same time, you need to be EXTRA careful! So! I watched A TON of Youtube videos on getting Lash extensions, how to care for them, what to do, what not to do, and to be honest, IT'S A LOT OF WORK, I've only had them for 3 days so far so I'm still trying to see how much of a hassle it is, but so far not that much for me~

What I don't like about it is how you can't get them wet for a duration of time, so far, I hadn't put water directly at them for about 48 hours because I wanted to be sure about it, and I'm the type of person who reaaaalllyy likes to wash their face and I often want to always feel the water on my eyes. I guess because I just got the most basic one, it's not too glamorous, but! I would recommend you research first before trying to get one for yourself~

I went to Lash Wishes in UP Town Center Saturday afternoon, It was a really nice place! the ambience was relaxing, and the staff were really nice! I told them that it was my first time getting extensions~


They'll make you lie down and put like a large towel on your legs to help you relax since their Air conditioning is pretty cold, the process took about 45 minutes I would say, and they put tapes under your eyes to avoid getting glue on the lower lashes, and they do attach the lash one by one in case you didn't know.

You can't open your eyes once both eyes are done, since they want to make sure the glue is dry, they place a small fan near your eyes to help fasten the coolness/dryness of the glue, and once it's done, they give you tissues since you may be a bit teary eyed because of the glue! Overall, the experience in getting the lashes on was pleasant! I would recommend this place to friends who are used to getting lash extensions, and to beginners who are wanting to get luscious lashes!


My lashes are sooooo long now! lol They did tell me I can go back every 2 weeks to have them refilled since it depends on your lash cycle when it comes to the extensions falling out. But it will be cheaper when it comes to refills, I had the most basic one because I wanted to go for a natural look, so it was 550php, refills would be around 300php when you return.

I would suggest that you do a lot of research, weigh things out to see if you can maintain the lashes and if you can take care of it. Here's a price list for Lash Wishes!


I hope this helped some of you who are in doubt, (lol)

Thank you for readinf!

Kawaii PH Flea Market

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hi everyone! This is a 2-week late post of the actual event but hey, better late than never lol Been planning a lot of things recently so I've been pretty busy but! this post is mostly photo dumps of the actual event, and A LOT of the photos here (prolly the light toned photos) are the ones that are from Chichi (Littlemiss Paintbrush) Thanks mommy chichi! :*

This is the first time that I also had my own booth! I sold my pre loved clothes, shoes, kawaii accessories and random shiz~ The Kawaii PH Flea Market is basically a small bazaar created by of course, Kawaii Philippines to promote recycling by selling/re-using pre loved items!






The sad thing was that it actually rained real hard that day but! That didn't stop the shoppers and supporters to drop by and shop~




This was my booth~ *v*




Naomi's booth! My favorite girl~ :*







Kawaii PH booth, Armaine's, and Ashley's booth!




Kawaii PH team!




The Pink team! We're wearing Milk Club shop items! I actually bought the Jacket I was wearing~

They also had really delish but cute Latte art at the event!


I took a photo of this! Asuka's Unit! EVANGELION!




It was a fun experience being a seller for the first time, at least for my own booth~ I want to thank everyone who dropped by the event and made this possible and as well as everyone who supported Kawaii PH, THANK YOU! <3

Here's to more events for 2017!