OC-Craft March 2017 Favorites


Hey Lovelies, it’s time to share my March 2017 favorites. I’m happy to announce that I was able to maintain the consistency of sharing this topic with you. Weeeeeeee!!!  Now there is one thing I have to do, improve my posting schedule for this topic. Targeting every first week of the month (fingers crossed) so please do follow my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get updated of my monthly favorites.

Starting with Makeup category…

Ever Bilena Limited Edition Liquid Matte Lipstick

I have a few liquid lipsticks which I purchased from online shop, bazaar or to a friend. Some are kiss proof and long lasting but I was having a hard time applying it on to my lips. Some have strong smell and sting sensation too. Good thing Ever Bilena Cosmetics released limited edition of matte liquid lipstick which I really like. It has a cute packaging, it smells like a candy, its matte and it distributes well on my lips (walang buo2x when I applied it).  Down side, it’s not kiss proof… pero kung kiss proof siguro baka strong chemicals na ang content so this liquid lipstick is okay with me.  I have three different colors, Cashmere blush for my everyday look, Private beach when I want to highlight my cat winged or smokey eyes or my sun kissed checks and Moody merlot when I want to feel sexy. *wink!

Cashmere Blush by EB Advance Liquid Lipstick

Private Beach by EB Advance Liquid Lipstick

Moody Merlot by EB Advance Liquid Lipstick

Maybelline New York White Super Fresh Two-way Cake Foundation and Clear Smooth Pressed Powder in the shade #3 | Natural

I’m using these two foundations when I don’t feel like applying liquid foundation. I always bring with me the refill one since its super handy so I can easily retouched when may face is oily. The white super fresh two-way cake foundation has UV whitening and 34 SPF PA+++ to keep skin protected from hit of the sun. I used Maybelline Clear Smooth press powder after applying my moisturizer and when finalizing my makeup.  These foundations stay only for 4-5 hours on my face since I have an oily skin. So suggest you put primer first before applying this foundation since it’s very hot here in Philippines. Or maybe we should try the “jamsu” technique to achieve long-lasting and flawless skin. Hhmmmmm…..

Cologne category…

Spring Break Daily Scent Cologne by Bench

I want to stay fresh all day, so I bring with me this 25ml Spring break daily scent cologne by Bench para amoy baby. (^,^)

Healing category…

Vaporin Refreshing Oil

I can’t think of any category so I came up with this. Hehehehe!!!  When I feel dizzy or experiencing stomach ache I used Vaporin to calm my senses. It’s a refreshing blend of essential oil (amoy max menthol candy) that heals me. It’s handy and it’s in roll-on type so I can easily apply it. Vaporin is from the maker of Efficascent Oil which is famous in liniment products.

Book category…

Break Free by Don Soriano: 8 Principles to Get from Employee to Employer in 3 Years or Less.

If you’re feeling lost, confused, struggling with everyday expenses, wants to save money, star a new business and earn extra income, this book will serve as your guide to achieve financially free. The book composes of the following interesting principles that the author learned during his journey to financial freedom.  To know more about those principles, checkout my blog post about it here.

Organized category…

Gadget Charger Organizer

I won this accessory organizer at Cebu Pacific game during my travel to Manila. I used it as my gadget charger organizer. It can fit my three chargers and four cables.  Its shape looks like a pencil case and it doesn’t consume large space in backpack so it’s very convenient for me. This is one of my travel essentials because you know that you can never go wrong if your items are organized. 

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Break Free by Don Soriano


I remember when I received my first salary, I immediately reward myself by purchasing the things I like...... cloths, bag, shoes and gadgets. As my salary increases, the price level of the things I wanted to buy also increased. Upgrading lifestyle by purchasing branded cloths, gadgets and eating to luxury restaurants are just a few things I usually spend before. These things make me happy but as I get older, these things become my major concern. Sometimes we spend too much for the things that we already have. We only realized it when we needed something really important yet we cannot buy it anymore. No extra money, no savings, big debts and lots of financial responsibilities are mostly adult horror stories that we hear……sad part, I’m one of them. When I received an invitation to review Don Soriano’s book, Break Free: 8 Principles to Get from Employee to Employer in 3 Years of Less, I was excited to have it. Maybe this is God’s way of leading me to the right path.

The book composes of the following interesting principles that the author learned during his journey to financial freedom.

  • Don’t quit your job.
  • Make the best investment.
  • Learn how to manage your money.
  • Understanding the power of leverage.
  • What is the best first step to business?
  • Analyzing the law of association.
  • How to achieve financial freedom.
  • Why success is only 20% skill.

What I like about this book is how the author generously shares his experiences on how he overcome debt, ways on how to improved self-development, how to conquer fear in order to make the first step to business and ways to achieve financial freedom. The book is thin but very direct, clear and informative which I really like. I recommend this book to all my readers whose feeling lost, confused, struggling with everyday life expenses, wants to save money, start a business and earn extra income. This book will serve as your guide to achieve financially free.

About the Author...

Don Soriano is a speaker and trainer who empowers people in the topic of sales, business, personal finance, investment, and leadership. He aims to influence people by making shift from employee to an employer the right way. His lifelong dream is to be a world-class speaker who can inspire and motivate people to reach financial freedom.

Do you want to be financially free?
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OC-Craft #OOTD: Denim Vest


Stripes Sleeveless: Thrifted | Denim Vest: Thrifted | Pants: Oxygen | Cap: Oxygen : Sneakers: Bench 

Finally I was able to wear my denim vest during my first Sunday ride with Hubby last week of  February. What I like about this vest is the lace details in front which gives a feminine touch. It's also made of light weight denim fabric which is comfortable to wear. I paired it with stripes sleeveless, skinny jeans and a sneakers for a comfy long ride and nature strolls. By the way I bought the vest for only 65 php.  (^,^)

What do you think of my denim vest, is it a Yay or Nay?

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OC-Craft Event: Oxygen HangOut Artist's Room Davao City


Hi Lovelies, last February 25, 2017 I attended Oxygen HangOut Artist’s Room at SM Lanang Premier, Davao City showcasing the two local acoustic artists Ann Mendoza who is known for her signature soul and blues acoustic sound and Jad Montenegro who is known for her indie folk and pop-rock music. Oxygen celebrates the arrival of summer with simple style and cool outfits that redefines casual wear to the new-generation pieces that comes mostly in muted tones accentuated by minimal graphic prints and bright candy pink that looks effortlessly stylized this summer. You can wear their light fabric shirts during music festivals, movies or shopping at the mall with friends or during those lazy Sunday strolls.

To get those effortless look visit Oxygen store at 2nd floor SM Premier Lanang, Davao City or visit www.oxygenfashion.com and don’t forget to follow @oxygenclothing on Facebook and Instagram to get updated looks and designs.

Oxygen is a lifestyle brand that caters to fashion, music and youth culture offering complete range of apparel, accessories and fragrances in 110 key locations in the Philippines. Oxygen was first launched in 1996 by Golden ABC Inc. as a graphic t-shirt brand targeted towards the male audience. Oxygen has since evolved into a retail store for the stylish youth of the metro.


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Valentine’s Day may be over but love is still in the air. With Sun Life Financial’s latest promo dubbed “Coffee with Piolo,” Facebook users can go on a virtual coffee date with brand ambassador PioloPascual, and even win a trip to Dubai while at it.

To join, users simply log on to Facebook, visit Sun Life’s Facebook page (SunLifePH), and click on the “Coffee with Piolo” app. After entering the required details, the user should click “Submit” to generate a personalized “Coffee with Piolo” video.

“Each ‘Coffee with Piolo’ video bears a message specifically tailored to the user’s financial needs. We’re very excited about this because it allows us to communicate with our clients in a digital manner, without losing the personal touch that is part of the Sun Life brand of service,” said Sun life Chief Marketing Officer MyleneLopa.

After generating the video, the user may share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to qualify for the raffle, where 20 Sun Life Prosperity Cards worth Php 5,000 each and a trip for two to Dubai are up for grabs.

“This is just one example of how Sun Life always strives to be creative in the way it communicates the importance of having money for every stage of their life to ensure financial security. We hope that this will inspire more Filipinos assess their financial goals,” Lopa said. “At the same time, we wish to remind them that this is a journey they need not pursue alone. Sun Life is here to guide them every step of the way.”  

So what are you waiting for Lovelies, click here and have a Coffee with Papa P. (^,^)

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2016, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of $903 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com

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OC-Craft February 2017 Favorites


Hey Lovelies it’s time to share my February 2017 favorites. This time I’m posting it on time of my schedule but before that please do follow and  like my social media account on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get updated post of my monthly favorites.

For Makeup category…

Matte Double Eyeshdow by Pinkies Collections (Salmon Pink & Dark Brown shades)

I was looking for a brown matte eyeshadow for my everyday makeup. Good thing I saw Pinkies Collections which is a local brand at Watsons store.  They have wide color selections that you can choose from and they sell it in a single pack for only 75php. But if you buy two shades, you’ll get a free eyeshadow container with mirror inside. I like how pigmented it was and these two shades are perfect combination for my everyday makeup.

Modern Matte Lipstick by Jordana (#17 Matte Gorgeous shade)

Last month I wore dark color lipstick in replacement of wearing uber red shade for Valentine’s Day. Jordana modern matte lipstick did a great job for me.

Pure Nude Concealer by Essence (Diae shade)

As I mentioned to my previous monthly favorites, I’m still hunting for a perfect foundation and a concealer. I was intrigue about this local brand which I found at Watsons Market Market and purchased it half from the original price of 249php. Comparing it to my previous concealer this one is less greasy. Coverage rate is at 7%. Not bad at all.

Blush Brush by GladKing Professional Brush

I wanted to have a pointed fluffy blush and I saw this at KCC Mall Koronadal for around 150php. This brush is very soft and it’s made of 100% artificial hair. I used this as my foundation powder brush and a blush brush.

Nippon Pro Dual-Purpose Makeup Cleaner and Silicon Facial Cleansing Pad by Watsons

I confess that I’m guilty by not cleaning my makeup brushes way bad then. When I saw dirty and rough makeup brush, I immediately throw it away to the garbage can and buy new one. How crazy I am not thinking of cleaning it muna. Good thing I saw Nippon Pro Dual-Purpose Makeup Cleaner at BeautyMNL for only 150php during last year promo. I also used Watsons Silicon Facial Cleansing Pad as my makeup brush scrub to help brush away the dirt. So Lovelies, let us keep in mind that we need to clean our makeup brushes and sponge at least once in a month to avoid cause of breakouts.

For Hair category…

Watsons Smoothing Treatment Wax in Strawberry Yoghurt Scent

Our hair is our crowning glory so we need to treat it too. I saw Watsons Smoothing Treatment Wax in Strawberry Yoghurt scent which I really like. It has Pro-Vitamin B5 that helps to nourish the hair, control frizz and curls by leaving it sleek and smooth. I used this twice a month and you’ll notice after wash that your hair will be smooth.  I recommend using this if you have special occasion to attend.

For Food category…

Cheese Cake by Lemon Square

Say hello to my all time favorite Lemon Square Cheese Cake. It smells so good, very soft, creamy and tasty. Ang sarap….promise… One is not enough. Try nyo dali!

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OC-Craft January 2017 Favorites


Hi Lovelies! It’s a long overdue but I would still like to share this with you. I’ve been to work related travels lately from Manila to Tagaytay (unplanned escape) up to North Cotabato, from air to land travels at sea na lang yata ang hindi pa maybe soon this summer. *wink  But despite of these travels I've learned new things and discovered new places that I will be sharing with you soon. So don’t forget to visit my blog, like my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Moving forward, here are few items that I mostly used and like last month.

Book category…

Behind the blog by Kryz Uy

Books related to makeup and fashion entertains me a lot which I hunt to purchase this book and add to my collection (Thanks to my Hubby). Aside from that I’m a fan of her blog too. What I like about this book is that the pink unicorn image at the upper left side of the cover page… Kidding aside! It’s how she shares her personal experiences of becoming a blogger, how to be an independent/ brave woman, tips and tricks on how to achieved instagramable photos by taking hundreds of shoots but selecting few of it. Crazy but it’s true. There’s more about this book so if you’re a fan girl like me, grab at your nearest bookstore now.

Makeup category…

Acne Pro Pimple Gel by Belo Essentials

Pimples-pimples-pimples please leave my face alone!!! That’s always on my mind every time I saw it on my face. I’m a sales agent and part of my job is to communicate with my clients face-to-face. Every time I have it, I felt like they're staring at the pimple and not listening to my proposal (kaloka!). Good thing Acne Pro Gel by Belo Essentials somehow helps prevent it grow. I normally used it every night, dabbing a small amount to the area where pimples grow.

Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation by Maybelline New York (B3)

I’m still hunting for the perfect liquid foundation so I tried Maybelline New York Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation in the shade of B3. It’s perfect for Morenas like me.  This is my first time to try this product so far so good. It’s has somehow good coverage and light weight when applied to skin. However, after an hour my T-zone area gets oily na. I’m eyeing for matte liquid foundation so if you have any recommendation please share it by leaving a message at the comment section below.

KMJ Cheek Lip Tint (Pink Puff)

Are you in rush or lazy doing your makeup routine? Well this product is one of your beauty saver. KMJ Cheek Lip Tin is one of the must have beauty essential.  You can’t go wrong with this product.

Argan Oil Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes by Purederm Skin Solutions

I’m addicted to makeup removers lately and since this product was on sale at Watsons, why not give it a try. Brought one of this product, used it and it did a great job! So I purchased five pieces of it since it’s on 50% off. We I guess this product will serve me for five month (Not bad!).

Accessories category…

Geneva Steel Belt Elegant Diamond Quartz Watch

If time is gold then what is silver? (toink!) This silver watch is my favorite. It’s a men size watch and I love the diamond details surrounds it. I purchased this during Lazada Online Revolution 11.11 promo last year around 200+ for three pieces (Silver, Gold & Rose Gold).

Organizer category…

Key Organizer

I always bring with me some keys. One day I grab and place it inside my bag. Not knowing it rubs my mobile phone and leaves some scratches on it. Because of that experienced, I purchased this key organizer at Free Life to prevent from scratching other items inside my bag.

Eyewear Organizer

Shades is one of the must have inside my bag. To keep it safe I place it on its case. However my free case from Sunnies damage at the handle part. Good thing they released new hard case but it’s still bulky so this red pouch from Daiso did a great job for me. I like its two pocket zipper where I put my eyewear and memory cards.

Shoes category…

Black Velvet Pointed Flat Shoes by Solemate

Flat shoes are working girls best friend.  I like the pointed shape of this shoe, the velvet texture and the gold details. It’s very elegant and comfortable to wear. The down side of it is that it has no grip at the sole part so take an extra care when walking on it.

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