Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Event | Blugré Bloggers Night


Last Saturday I was invited by Blugré with other Davao Bloggers for Blugrés Bloggers Night.  They wanted Bloggers to have a sneek peek of what  #blugrelifestyle and #blugreradio is all about before sharing it to the public.

Blugré as we all know is the one if not the first coffee shop here in Davao City. They started in 1998 and up until today, it’s still one of the famous coffee shops here because they sell unique drinks and delicious pastries and a lot more.


Blugré radio wants to develop a personal relationship to their customers through music. Music is considered the universal language of mankind because it can portray a message or an emotion through lyrics, beat, melody, rhythm and other elements. In addition, it has a special way of surpassing racial and ethnic barricade. So by Blugré radio, they want to reach out to their customers and let them enjoy every single moment with or without a cup of coffee.



credits to : Blugre Coffee


On the other hand, Blugré Lifestyle is all about fashion. They want to incorporate Blugré  to our day to day streetwear. As of the moment, they’re only selling shirts in 4 colors; White, Black, Midnight Blue and Grey. At the front, Blugré brand can be seen. Trademark cup of coffee which is embroidered at the side sleeve while designs at the back may vary but it’s always has something to do with Davao pride like Durian and other things that represent Davao. 

Before their short presentation, we were given some of their best seller desserts. 



 Red Velvet, Macaroons and Cheese Roll Bites.



Spaghettini Meat Sauce with Tuna Cheese Melt


Durian Artic Blast


The event was at Blugré MTS, 2nd floor which is perfect for those who want to organize small events since the place can be rented for hours and it's consumable. Php 5,000 for four hours which I think is reasonable since basically the place is free and you get to taste their good food and drinks. Win Win situation right? 

Don't forget to like their Facebook page and follow their Instagram for more updates. 

Thank you again for inviting me!~

*Super sorry for the late post. I was suppose to publish this last year but I got caught up in trying a different layout for my blog which didn't end right. As of the moment, I'm still trying to find ways to make my blog visually nice but it will take some time since I'm not an expert when in comes to codes. I think I need a book Codes for Dummies or any book similar to that. Sorry readers if my blog have small glitches. 





Thursday, January 01, 2015

Product Review | Crystal : Peridot Gray



Purchased this lenses for quite sometime now but I only used them recently since I was using the black ones I reviewed here

Personally,  I think I don't look good in gray lenses but Baekhyun used it with dark hair and light ones and I'm envious so I bought one though my hair's on the yellow blonde ish side.

One day, while watching Hyuna's Red MV, I decided to color my hair black or almost black like brown black.After almost 8 years of tormenting my hair with different shades of brown / blonde, I bought Etude House's Black Hair Dye and I must say it's really black like no joke. And as of the moment, I'm sporting black hair! Like deep black, it's even darker than my original hair color which was brown black.

*update, my hair is now brown on top with bits of brown all over so my hair is crazy with all the black mixed with brown and there was a red shade which I don't know where it came from.


**latest update, now my hair is blonde like bleached blonde.





credits to:thepinkshoppe.com



Product Information

Origin : South Korea
Life Span: One Year
Diameter : 15mm
Base Curve : 8.6
Water Content : 38-42%
Color : Gray 3tone
Power Range : -0.00 to -8.00


I think gray lenses look better with black hair or dark hair. I have dark eyes so by sporting light lenses will make my look doll like in a subtle way. It's my personal opinion. 


The lenses look better in actual rather than on photos. It looks natural when worn and even with flash, it doesn't make you look un human like which was the rant of my friends whenever we go out and I'm sporting the black circle lenses, they said I look like an alien. Also it doesn't have the black circle ring which makes your eyes bigger but it still does the job in a subtle way. It's 15mm and you can wear it comfortably for 5-6 hours but not beyond that because it will hurt your eyes but I push myself to my limits so don't be like me.


The lenses look like the cheap version of freshlook. Whenever I see freshlook lenses I am really tempted to buy. *Yes I was a freshlook baby before all this circle lenses became mainstream* but freshlook doesn't make my eyes bigger and it's more expensive. Even though I have dark brown eyes, it's still light gray unlike some lenses I tried wherein they will change color when I wear them. There was a time I was using green geo lenses but when worn it looks like green blue in my eyes. 



Rating 

Naturalness 4.5 / 5

It looks super natural because there's no black ring surrounding lens so it looks like Freshlook ish. Ideal for those people who like subtle kind of lenses. 

Enlargement 3/5 

Yes it helps enlarge the eyes but for me it doesn't make me look dolly enough if not for the color. You need to make an effort to make your eyes look bigger if you want to achieve the dolly puppy eyes look.

Color 5/5 

True to its color, light gray. There are lenses when worn look different. I'm not sure if it's applicable to all but there's this one green geo lens when I wore it looks blue green in my eyes

Comfort 4.5/5 

When first worn it's super comfortable  but recently whenever I wear it my eyes get super teary eyes at first but it gets comfortable after 15 minutes or so.

Design 4/5 

Super simple and it really reminds me of Freshlook with a cheaper price tag that is. A breather for those who want to try something new (w/o black rings) yet still wants that dolly effect.

Total Rating 4.5/5 

It's my first time trying Crystal lenses, at first I was worried because it's super cheap but local ulzzangs use it almost all the time so it pickup my curiosity. They really remind me of Freshlook contact lenses but without the heavy price tag. A must try to those who are not adventurous when it comes to buying huge contact lenses with black rings. Overall I'm satisfied with the lenses. Good for dolly looks and it's cheap. I got it at glamshoppeph

I bought 3 lenses from them and one of them is this. Will review the others as soon as I wear them.


This is not a sponsored post.

*I'm not recommending the shop since they took 2 weeks to reply to my inquires and they're not online most of the time. A friend of mine tried to order and still the same type of service, in the end she cancelled the order but in my case I already ordered and I am determined to try it but most probably I'll not order again even if she apologized because their service is still the same, My friend ordered after me so still the same kind of service.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dirty Vibe : Skrillex featuring G-Dragon and CL MV

Skrillex finally dropped the bomb with the MV of Dirty Vibe featuring the King and Queen of Swag; G-Dragon and CL. If you guys don't know who Skrillex is well he's a DJ, American electronic dance music producer and singer-songwriter.

And I must emphasize that he's really good at this because as of the moment, he already has 6 grammy awards. Also we must take into consideration that YG wants the best for their artist so they work with well known people in their field of expertise.

Dirty Vibe was released last March in his album Recess, but the MV was only released hours ago.
I think this is part of YG's step in penetrating the American market. As much as GD and CL are famous already, not all people in America know them unless they're Kpop fans.


credits to : Skrillex

This MV is also an exposure to both of them though GD has more screen time than CL. CL is planning or I must say is on the way debuting in America so she needs all the exposure she needs to slay the charts. The MV for me is a bit mild, not totally GD or CL 's style but their swag makes up for it. At first maybe you'll find the song weird and too blunt but it's addicting and you can't release a song like this in Korea because it  contains swear words.

You can really see in the MV that their confidence and attitude glows and gives their own interpretation of Skrillex's Dirty Vibe so enjoy the MV and comments or spazzing is much appreciated.  Bye~

P,S : This video is unlisted so those people with link can only see it. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Event | Yosi Samra 2014 Holiday Collection


Yosi Samra, the American footwear brand that pioneered the fold-able flat revolution recently launched their 2014 Holiday Collection and I was one of the people invited to view their collection. 

I was really excited since recently I became a shoe person but I'm trying to suppress that since I still have decent shoes to wear so why buy unless they're really good or an investment. 


Their recent collection can be considered a bit playful but it still comprises to the brand's philosophy. I expected the collection to be all metallic or anything shiny shimmery since it's holidays but it consists of bold animal prints, suede and patent leather, metallic finish and gold studs which can be seen in the next photos.



Did you know that Yosi Samra was inspired by partygoers who goes barefoot after a long night of partying and ended up bringing their stilettos instead of wearing them. He saw that the demand was not met thus Yosi Samra as a brand was born!



Yosi Samra is known for their smooth, clean lines and pure 100% leather so you can really say that it's not just buying a pair of shoes but it's considered an investment.  Every 2 or 3 months they change their collection since they follow four seasons. Wide array of colors are also present, from nudes to bright red and teal.



My dream pair. Legarto Metallic Leather in Pewter. 


From students who want simple black flats to fashionistas who want to be daring at the same time be comfortable to moms who want flats to go with anything available in their closets and lastly to grandma's who want nothing but comfortable  and long lasting flats, they cater them all.


They also have sandals which I think is perfect for those people who wear maxi dresses and it's perfect for summer.


Miss Rina Malamug, Brand Manager of Yosi Samra Philippines. She shared a brief history about the brand and it's philosophy, how often they change their collection and how much she believes in the product.


People can't wait to get their hands on Yosi Samra's newest collection.



Davao bloggers rocking Yosi Samra 2014 Holiday collection. Which one's you think I have?

credits to : Ria Jose 

Some of my picks for the 2014 Holiday Collection would be:


ABBEY ALSINA LEATHER - WHITE/BLACK


SAMARA LEGARTO METALLIC LEATHER - PEWTER 


SAMANTHA ALSINA/SOFT PATENT LEATHER - WHITE/BLACK

SAMANTHA ALSINA/SOFT PATENT LEATHER - NUDE/BLACK

SAMARA SOFT PATENT - ROSE CLOUD
SAMARA ALSINA LEATHER - NUDE


Visit them at their shop in Abreeza Mall, 2nd Level in front of Vans, to see the different colors per style and maybe buy one for yourself or to your loved one this Holiday Season.

Like Yosi Samra Facebook page to view all their available shoes and follow their Instagram for updates.


P.S They don't have half sizes and order a size bigger because their sizes are a bit small. I'm size 25cm, usually I buy size 8 American size but their size 8 is a bit too fit for me so I got size 9. Fit in a sense that I can outline my toes when wearing them. Me and my long toes!


Wednesday, December 03, 2014

2014 MAMA Winners + Performances

I would to congratulate all those artists who won in #MAMA2014!  

I enjoyed the stage tonight though last year was better and the year before that. Personally the best act was GD x Taeyang and EXO. They really owned the stage and their stage presence was overwhelming.  GD x Taeyang performed their chart topping single Good Boy and sang a bit of Fantastic Baby which made me miss Bigbang as a group and hopefully they'll have a comeback next year.



I'm not a huge huge fan of Taeyang oppa unlike I am a huge fan of GD but he has the best stage ever! Can't stop spazzing about how the lights turn and it forms different shapes and it makes the song more emotional to the extent it makes you wanna cry.


I have not seen EXO performances lately since I am still butt hurt with KrisHan lawsuit and contract nullification but watching the boys perform makes me miss OT12 more though you can really see their effort to give their best to EXO-L's but  as a huge fan of them before I wish I could have seen them accept their four awards this year as OT12. It may have been a dark year for them and for us fans but they still shine if not brighter than ever and they stayed strong for us. I'm still proud of my babies and I'm still hoping for OT12.



I also liked how Epik High, B.I, Bobby and Mino enjoyed the stage for Born Hater. B.I = cutest janitor ever! He was even holding a cloth and wiping the floor at one part. They have a strong stage presence.



For me the best vocal and 2nd most emotional performance was done by John Legend. Even the artists were giddy when John sang and boy it was amazing. It's a must see performance.  It also reminded me when Yi Fan sang it on SWOK conference if I'm not mistaken, the vocal is not as strong as John's but his emotions are as strong as the original.


I enjoyed the "battle" between BTS and Block B. Though they didn't win any award, they performed well and Jimin's abs is the best, go co Armys! You can sense their swag but it's in the friendly level.


I enjoyed a lot of performances but it doesn't mean I liked them. I don't know if it was because they lacked stage presence or maybe the way they made a remix distorted the feel of the song, but I know they did their best and congratulations again to the Winners! 

▲ Album of the Year
EXO - 'Overdose'
▲ Song of the Year
Taeyang - "Eyes, Nose, Lips"
▲ Artist of the Year
EXO

▲ Best Male Artist
Taeyang
▲ Best Female Artist 
IU
▲ Best Male Group
EXO
▲ Best Female Group
SISTAR
▲ Best New Artist
WINNER

▲ Best Dance Performance - Male Group
INFINITE - "Last Romeo"
▲ Best Dance Performance - Female Group
Girl's Day - "Something"
▲ Best Dance Performance - Solo
Sunmi - "Full Moon"
▲ Best Collaboration
Soyu x JungGiGo - "Some"
▲ Best Vocal Performance - Male
Taeyang - "Eyes, Nose, Lips"
▲ Best Vocal Performance - Female
Ailee - "Singing Got Better"
▲ Best Band Performance
CNBLUE - "Can't Stop"
▲ Best Rap Performance
Epik High - "Happen Ending"

▲ Best Music Video
2PM - "Go Crazy"
▲ Best OST
Lyn - "My Destiny" from 'You Who Came From the Stars'


▲ Best Asian Style
EXO
▲ Style in Music
Jung Joon Young
▲ International Favorite Artist
John Legend
▲ K-pop Fan's Choice - Male
INFINITE
▲ K-pop Fan's Choice - Female
TaeTiSeo

▲ Most Popular Vocalist
IU

Their thank you speeches can be found here while all the performances can be found here

credits to : allkpop.com

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