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Travel Diaries: Enchanted Kingdom.

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Annyeong haseyo! <3 Today is June 12, happy independence day Philippines! <3 (^-^)/ And today I will share an EKciting (see what I did there, hohoho) trip to Enchanted Kingdom. Say hi to my buddies since highschool <3 the ever so pretty Miles & Irish <3

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OKKKK, my last visit to Enchanted was like… hmmm… 10++ years ago??? As seen from my throwback photo I was still a tiny tiny little child. So I was not prepared haha well I thought I was. I thought that wearing rubber shoes and pants would prepare me for the rides, boy was I wrong. I still do blame the weather a little bit.

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Enchanted kingdom is located at San Lorenzo South, Balibago, City of Santa Rosa, Laguna. WOOH the farthest the 3 of us have gone together. Out of town, level up (~,~(

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We availed their shuttle service which takes you directly to Enchanted Kingdom. We went to their ETON Centris terminal early in the morning to catch the shuttle. It’s better to contact them to ensure seats! We paid 360 pesos for round trip tickets.

NOTE: Their ETON Centris terminal is closed until Sept. 14, 2014. Their Ayala Car Park terminal is still operating though.

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Early birds have perks too! They’ll let you choose the seats you want if you’re early :> I’ve read blogs about commuting to Enchanted and rides via buses were a lot cheaper. But riding their shuttle service was sure hassle free. The ride took about an hour.

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As soon as we saw the castle. We all excitingly jumped out the van haha.

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Hello Grandpa Wizard, oddly reminds me of a happy Gandalf if ever he becomes a chibi. .

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We arrived early enough to buy tickets before the theme park opened its gates. A regular day pass (unlimited use of some Park rides) will cost you P600.00 during weekends and P500.00 during weekdays. If you’re still a student, just present your ID and you’ll have a discount!

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I picked up a map along the way haha. I just wanted to see the layout of EK.

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Welcome to Enchanted Kingdom.

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Travel Diaries: Baler 2014.

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DAY 1:

Baler has always been a yearly vacation destination of our family since forever. A year wouldn’t feel complete without visiting that special paradise. So before summer ended my family and I traveled back to our province.

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We traveled by car and left our home at around 1pm. The ride was faster compared to before thanks to new shortcuts, highways and less mountains. We arrived at around 6pm in the evening.

We were hungry and was supposed to eat at Gerry Shan’s Place but it was full of tourists so instead we ate at Trenchers. It was listed as one of the ‘Pinaka' Yummy Restaurants in Baler by GMA7 but the food was average like the food in CASAA hohoho. We were warned by our relatives though hahaha but we still ate there because of hunger. I did enjoy my Bicol Express.

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DAY 2:

We slept at our father’s friend’s house. Only transient homes were available, all the beach hotels and resorts were fully booked! OMO tourists (-.-*)

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We ate breakfast and drove our way to the Mother Falls <3 I LOVE trekking. The adventure and challenge of passing rivers and climbing rocks excites me!

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The place is breathtakingly beautiful.

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And these are shots taken straight from my iPhone! <3

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Fresh Buko! I love its abundance there! I gulped one before we trekked up and gulped another one after the hike.

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So scenic! I hope that we could preserve this beauty.

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I was slightly disappointed when I saw these bamboo bridges.

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I remember having to form a human bridge just to get pass the river. Now there are bamboo bridges, where’s the fun in that? hoho

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A few more steps and climbs we reached the Mother Falls. It was a bit crowded. The last time I went there no one would dare swim by the waterfalls. Now everybody’s hanging out there haha. I hear that the locals are sad with their local spots being too crowded by tourists.

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Ditumabo Falls is more commonly known as Mother Falls.

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All systems go! The Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2 which will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum later will surely be a treat for fans. Some of the hottest Kpop groups, Super Junior M, A-Jax, A-Prince, Block B, BtoB and BAP will be there to perform!

But before that, here’s what happened yesterday at the Press Conference with Kpop group heartthrobs A-Jax and Block B! They surely know how to please fans, with all the smiles and waving back!

Erika’s Weather Forecast: My heart melted with all the smiling and waving <3 aigoo <3 Full interview will be up tomorrow! :D Stay tuned (^-^)/

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Natasha Beauty: Mascara Duo!~

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Good day people!!! Today’s review is something sent by Ms. Kat <3 this particular Mascara Duo was included in the Natasha Beauty Package I got last July ^-^

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Natasha Beauty Mascara Duo BLACK

Get an excellent definition of longer, fuller lashes with the Natasha Beauty Mascara Duo! It curls, lengthens, volumizes, gives a dramatic length and a complete 3D effect on your eyes. It has two functions on both ends: primer and mascara.

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This product as the name suggests is a 2 in 1 product, with dual tips!

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Ingredients^ :) Their Lash Primer has methyl paraben and propyl paraben @.@ boohuhu

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The Nutrilash Mascara on the other hand has a long list of ingredients but I see no paraben here :)

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The design is really pretty <3 with silver butterflies and flowers adorning the caps :)

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Though it would have been nicer if they included indicators on which tip is the mascara and the primer side, like with what they did on their Lip Duo~

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The Lash Primer^ is as white as snow! hihihi Lash primers are used to hold mascara better and to give a more volumized lash look.

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The mascara brush looks rather intimidating and big, but I think the formula of the mascara is rather nice as it did not clump that much, ohh~ but it does have a strong scent -.-

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You apply the mascara primer first then when it is dry, apply a coating of mascara next :)

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Natasha Beauty: Eye Duo Liquid Eyeliner + Distinct Lash Mascara!~

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Good morning!!! The sun is up and thank God that after all the rain and terrible weather we had for the past few days we are still alive <3 I know that we Filipinos could get through this! :)

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So now that the sun is brightly shining, onto a review!~ I received this included in a Natasha Beauty package sent by Ms. Kat <3 :D Thank you :)

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Natasha Beauty Eye Duo Black.

Make your eyes have a super-slick makeover that not only gives you incredible, full lashes but also lines your lids with utmost care without smudging or smearing. This mascara-eyeliner duo gives your eyes a twin effect.

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Paraben^

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Paraben^ soooo both the liquid liner and mascara contain paraben @.@

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Natasha Beauty: Lip Duo {Rose, Peach & Scarlet}!~

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Good afternoon guys! I hope that everyone is safe in their homes having a good hot cup of chocolate! And for today’s review, I’ll be sharing with you guys a makeup product that is dual ended! :D

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These are all from Natasha Beauty! <3 I got this included in a Natasha Package sent last July :D Thanks Ms. Kat! :)

Natasha Beauty Lip Duo

Get fuller looking lips in just one glide of this LIP DUO that builds on full color and helps lips remain supple. A lipstick on one end and a lip gloss on the other end, it renews the freshness of your lips and moisturizes it to deliver a wet youthful look with medium coverage.

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{Net Content:} Lipstick-1.4grams and the Lip gloss-6ml

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Ingredients^ Both contains paraben! -.-

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I received 3 lip duos :D But there are actually 3 more colors to choose from!

Lip Duo variants: Coral, Cosmos, Pink, Peach, Rose, Scarlet

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Holika Holika: NOW IN THE PHILIPPINES! Chapter Two~

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Annyeong haseyo!!! I’m back with Chapter Two :) (Here’s Chapter One)  And in this post, I will share to you the interior and all the CUTE WHIMSICAL products that Holika Holika Ph has to offer :D :)

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The boutique is located on the second floor of SM Fairview, right infront of Uniqlo and beside SM Department store.

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The boutique is overflowing with different shades of violet! Which was far from what I have imagined!~

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Oh and it was just so delightful to see Park Shin Hye in a beauty ad again <3

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Omo XD I love taking photos with standees! Here’s another one with Jung Il-Woo! :D

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The store blessing happened at around 11 am in the morning :)

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With fellow bloggers each holding a candle stick :)

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Then shortly after the store was officially opened to the public! :D

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We were given these cherries to eat while inside the store! OMO THESE WERE GOOD! Does not taste like the normal cherries at all!

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Ok this is the interior that I kinda expected :)) A Holika Holika store in Korea kekeke It looks so ‘witch craft~y’ and whimsical <3

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And the store here was mostly decorated with butterflies and in a purple color scheme~

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Well I could still feel some whimsical touches here and there :)

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I especially loved their use of bent metal sheets for their labels :D

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And look at that ceiling design! :D Awesome <3

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Mrs. Belinda explained that the store was designed with butterflies all over because they wanted to instill metamorphosis. A beauty transformation!

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Oh and a Jung-Il Woo fan would be delighted to see his photos on the shelves :D

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Cute shopping baskets :D hihihi

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And their islands were in this oddly designed counter face that reminded me of purple marshmallows :))

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I’d say that they arranged the items and products really well! The makeup products on one side, skincare lines on the other, nail polishes, eye makes and face bases, were also grouped together so it was not hard figuring out which ones are for which. Plus almost 90 percent of the products had their corresponding English description and price! So kudos to that!

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Here’s Mr. Jonel (of http://www.joneluy.com/ the awesome man who sent the invite and who gave the best blogger treatment!) introducing the lovely Mrs. Belinda Valentino, the President of Anibela Corporation and master franchisor of Holika Holika in the Philippines.

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She gave a brief yet informative talk about Holika Holika, what the brand is, why the interior is designed like so, and the products that were of highlight!

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Holika Holika: NOW IN THE PHILIPPINES! Chapter One~

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OH YESSS LADIES & GENTLEMEN~ You read it right! And yess, the logo was captured from their first ever store! Holika Holika has hit the Philippine shores and they are now up and running at SM Fairview!~

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We started the morning at Starbucks with complementary drinks from Mr. Jonel! :D Thank you for my caramel macchiato!

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Too Cool For School: Loot!~

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Well hello there!~ Are you still too cool for school? Time to share what I got from the grand opening last friday ^-^ KAMSA HAMNIDA!!! <333

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At first I thought that the paper bag was broken :))) But it was their design! Cause they are too cool for normal paper bags with handles :)

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Got some big sample sizes and a lipstick and another paper bag containing more things!

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Package Received: Natasha Beauty!~

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Last week I received a package and to my surprise it was the package from Natasha Beauty :)

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I like their tag line: Make-up for the Filipina ohh~ Filipino pride! To be honest, this is actually my first time to see Natasha cosmetics so I didn’t know what to expect! (I always see their stores selling clothes and shoes but never makeup)

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The tiny package was loaded! :) I was wondering what the boxes contain and the first thing that came to mind were lipsticks~~

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MeToday: Pearly Shells~

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…from the ocean. shining in the sun, covering up the shore~ PEARLY SHELLS!!! kekeke~ I got loads full of pearls from my daddy who visited Palawan a few days ago :D I wanna go to Palawan too, someday and visit the underground river!!!

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Pearl bangle! SO PRETTY @.@ and it’s a bit heavy kekeke~ wrist muscles (>,<)~///

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I chose pink peach pearls mostly because I’m just so girly :)) and I already have white ones~~

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Then this pretty bracelet has pearls dangling at the middle~ :>

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I love PEARLS <3 if I could only wear them ALL everyday~! (hahaha Donya vibe)

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The most interesting piece that daddy bought~~~….. :D :D

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