Friday, 28 November 2014

NOMINATION: Liebster Award

Today I was nominated by Magda to take part in ‘’Liebster Award’’ .So, thank you for nominating me. Be sure to check her out
I’ll be posting fun facts about me.  Although I wanted to know more about this ‘’Liebster Award’’. Apparently this was given to upcoming bloggers to help them gain publication. Liebster is a German word for dearest, beloved, sweetheart and endearing.’’ There are no official sites for this internet fun. But this seems to be a really good idea to discover other new bloggers so why not I try it anyway.

      11 facts about you
      11 Question for you to answer
      Tag 11 people who are newly

It’s simple right? Okay let’s start!

1. My name is Analyn
2. I’m Filipino living in the UK
3. I’m an independent freelancer artists
4. I love listening to music such as Indie, Old rock, rock and pop
5. I’m a painter specialized in portraits and figures
6. I love fashion and mostly drawn to shoes, especially I’m in love with platforms shoes since I’m quite small. Oh why! Why god? Why I must be small? 
7. I have a weird pinkie and my body temperature apparently cold when its cold weather and hot weather hot body. Which my boyfriend thinks it’s weird. Haha!
8. I play acoustic guitar
9. I’m a big fan of Jonah Hill. I love him too dearly most of his films makes me laugh
10. I love classical arts and history
11. I love online shopping

Questions and answers: 

1. Where were you born?
I was born in the Philippines
2. Describe yourself in three words. 
Tiny, Stubborn, Clumsy 
3. What is your guilty pleasure?
Anything that contains chocolate and Ramen aka Kimchi noodles 
4. What quality do you appreciate the most in others?
Trust worthy 
5. What dream do you hope to accomplish someday?
Travel all over the world, Open an Art Gallery and Live in Japan
6. Three things you cannot live without ?
Noodles and Chocolate
7. Who are your favourite bloggers?
Zoella, Le-happy and Shewearsfashion
8. Why did you start blogging?
I've always wanted to be a journalist and I guess blogging is pretty much similar and I think of blogging as my personal journal. It's also a great opportunity to share my passion and help others.
9. If you could live anywhere on earth. Where would it be?
10.  What would be the first you'd do if you won the lottey?
I would buy a big house in Japan
11. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I have many dreams but mostly a mad scientist, artist, musician and journalist

Now it's your turn! 

  • Where were you born?
  • Describe yourself in three words.
  • What is your guilty pleasure?
  • What quality do you appreciate the most in others?
  • What dream do you hope to accomplish someday?
  • Three things you cannot live without?
  • Who are your favourite bloggers?
  • Why did yo start blogging?
  • If you could live anywhere on earth, where would it be?
  • What would be the first you’d do if you won the lottery?
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • I would like to nominate
    And finally anybody else is welcome to do this nomination! 

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014

    ART: Lisa Park – Eunoia

    This is slightly different post that I’ll be blogging about. I found this amazing NY-based artist Lisa Park, who has been experimenting with a specialized device which is called NeuroSky EEG headset. It’s basically helps transforms brain activity into streams of data that manipulated for the purposes of research. And you probably wondering what Neuro Sky EGG headset is, she uses this to monitor the delta, theta, beta wave and alpha of her brains, as well as movements of the eyes and transforming the results data with a specialized software into sound waves. Which triggers the water to dance. Park spend months to perfect her experiment to balance her brain activity through her emotions (Happy, Love, Angry, Passionate and etc) during her meditation. Then transposes this energy onto 5 dishes of water to reveal zen-like vibrations.

    This is almost like your favourite kung-fu movies or any types of sci-fi fantasy. And I always wanted to make the water dance with my brain. It’s such an amazing and wonder piece of art to make our emotions visible to the eyes it’s almost sound so poetic.  

    Eunoia derived from greek which means ‘’Beautiful thoughts’’. You can clearly see why if you watch this video. (Bare in mind I don't own this video at all) 

    Seems very incredible right? If power exist, what power would you take?

    Saturday, 22 November 2014

    SKINCARE: Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

    Saturday night is my favourite night for giving your skin some love and care. And today's blog I will be talking about Innisfree Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and is one of Korean’s best and popular product.
    So, do you have enlarged pores? Blackheads or breakout? A dull complexion? I know I do.
    Innisfree super volcanic pore clay mask 100ml

    If you’re familiar with Innisfree, you may have seen this pore clay mask before. It’s one of their bestsellers and definitely see why. I used to use Neutrogena Visibly 2in 1 face wash mask 150 ml. Not only it works but it dries my skin completely after used, until it gets very flaky. So I decided to research for any other alternative mask which I came across with Innisfree volcanic clay mask. 
    First of all the packaging it’s absolutely adorable in such a tiny tub and contains a lot of clay. Packaging box is 100% recycled which is great. As you can see from the photo above as soon as you open the lid you can see a plastic lid which keeps the clay from getting all over and it’s also very hygienic to keep away any bacteria from crawling in.
    What is Volcanic Scoria? Well, volcanic scoria is made with hardened lava when the volcanoes erupted in Jeju. It contains purely natural ingredient with powerful sebum control capacities.
    1.     Super Volcanic Scoria Capsule = Sebum Control UP scrub effect. A gentle physical exfoliation that contains two times more powerful sebum control.
    2.     Cooling clay = The cooling clay gives a very refreshing sensation after pore deep cleansing. The cooling part effect gives instant pore tightening.

    The Benefits
    -Tighten pores
    -Removes sebum
    -Offers deep cleansing
    -Enchances skin tone
    -Provides cooling effects
    -Offers deep cleansing
    -Reduce breakout

    You must cleanse your face first before applying this product so that way, it can penetrate into the skin and let it do it's job. I usually apply this product every once or two weeks and leave it on for 15 to 30 mins, it really depends if my skin feels the need of loving. Over all I approve of this product as it clears out any clog pores around my nose area and it's also great for any newly fresh break out which you can apply it onto that area and go to sleep with it and rinse it off in the morning. It doesn't completely removes your breakout instantly but it reduce the redness or swelling. 
    I love the tingly, minty sensation and rather relaxing. The only problem with this mask it seems to take a long time to remove with just your hands and water. So you better off using face towel as it removes the clay completely and fast if you're feeling a little lazy.  

    I would recommend this products for anyone and you should definitely try it.  

    If you like this blog please leave a message and also What kind of face mask do you use?

    Sunday, 16 November 2014

    OOTD: Grunge Punk

    'My Outfit Of The Day' Feeling extremely black and white, grunge and punkish (if that even a word.) My inspiration for this outfit come from listening to music by Vault – Vultures. The dress is meant to be a top. But as you can see it turns out to be a dress. Although it’s quite big I kept my outfit simple and a little bit baggy than adding a belt; while keeping my hair extremely messy. I think I find it cute plus goes along with this outfit. I know that I'm quite small so I wore platform boots. I didn't want to add any jewellery at all or else it will just look too much. Plus the boots it's already acting as a jewellery.  I’m not really a jewellery person, maybe because I just don’t know how to pare them up and since I’m a painter I intend to not use any jewellery at all. 
    I love shopping from and amazon. You can't really go wrong buying cheap clothes and the material is absolutely good quality. So I am very please with this top and my shoe.  

    -If you're wondering where I get this dress/ top from, I got it from Yesstyle, it was on 24 hours sales and it's called ''3/4-Sleeve Mesh Panel Tunic’’ for only £6.23
    -The boots I got from amazon, I can’t remember how much they were probably around £15.00 

    If you like this look please leave a message and also tell me, what did you wear today?

    Friday, 14 November 2014

    SKINCARE: Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream

    I've been battling with scarring and uneven skin tone around my cheeks and chin area for a very long time, since my skin is prone to acne. Unlucky me I used to pop them during my high school years and I'm so glad is not as deep scarring. Couple of months ago I did some research about most hype up products in Asia. And I came across with Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream. Here is my review
    - Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream 45ml -

    When I first heard ‘’Snail’’ I felt a little uncomfortable and wow how Asian’s go beyond with their products. Since it's a Korean brand, I believe that Koreans have the most advance skincare treatment. Mainly focus on facial and any other parts for health benefits. And you always wonder why Korean's look so young and their skin are always flawless! 
    Mizon Snal Recovery Gel Cream work wonders for my skin and i'm so happy that my skin is a lot happier than before. 

    Now, what is Snail Recovery Gel Cream? and what does it do? 

    -The main ingredient are all in one Snail Healing Cream which contains 74% filtered Mucin. Mucin can be found in snail slime. It's known for outstanding skin regenerating effect.
    -Mucin also have adenosine, a key ingredient for keeping your skin tight and smaller pores. It also contains other ingredients such as peptide, birch extract, Hyaluronic acide, oliver oil, sunflower seed oil, vitamin 5, allantoin, centella, machihyun, green tea and water lily. 
    -Your will skin rejuvenates for more energetic look
    -Gives light and fresh texture as well as moisture and nutrients for firmer skin.
    -Snail extract treat trouble spots, even your skin tone and lessen wrinkles 

    And I approve! Not only reduce any breaks out, it also lighten up my skin and it continues to heal any redness impurities. It also faded my old acne scars which I find extremely amazing.

    As you can see from the photo's i took. You can see that the gel is extremely thick and milky but don't be fooled by the consistencies, once you apply onto your skin the gel will eventually dissolve due to the warmth of your skin when you rub it gently. A little goes along way so make sure you apply small portions. As it dissolve into your skin the gel does feel sticky afterwards but once its all dried out. skin feels so smooth and firm. It doesn't contain any scent or paraden in which could irritate your skin.
    I use this product every day and night along with my It's Skin serum. And honestly, I don't have to add another moisturizer cream or else it's gets very oily since I have normal and oily combination skin type. 

    I would recommend this product to anybody especially to those who are worried about their scars and blemishes. This product is for you! try it and I promise you you won't regret it. But the negative part is.. it may not be suitable for your skin, since everyone is different. I guess it doesn't hurt to try either it suits your skin or not. 

    If you like this post, please leave a comment below. 

    Thursday, 13 November 2014

    ZARA - Creating an outfits

    Weather is extremely horrible in the UK, It’s raining and it’s very cold.  I spend the whole morning in bed googling and online browsing through shops such as ZARA but I can’t help but to look at the gorgeous contrast tie-neck silk blouse. It’s innocent and sophisticated. I have the urge to how I would pare them up so here it is. 

    The white blouse with black tie-neck is great for casual look or even parties and of course! Great for any seasons. It's a little bit see through you can always add another clothing piece of your choice.

    I would pare it up with nice skinny jeans in mink colour, I know some people are afraid to wear this kind of colour but hey! Anything that are light colour is perfect for darker tones or medium tones and believe me you can rock it! Don’t be afraid to play with colours that are black and white. 
    Anyway the jeans really does compliment your legs and your skin-tones. It's cropped just above your ankle to show a little bit of flesh. I believe is great for rainy season. 

    If you’re a big big big! And literary a big bootie fan raise your hands up! I know I do because for this season’s boots for me it’s a must! Either its open cut ankle showing I would definitely wear it even if it’s snowing! Hold on before you comment, you can always add a pretty ankle socks that has laces around the opening area. Now you feel me! I choose this boots because not only it compliments the entire outfits, it's also gives you the vibes of being attractive by complimenting your legs figures. As you raises up you'll notice it's comes really delicate, it's innocent but it's sexy! 

    But what to wear as a coat, jacket and etc? Well my dear it suits with any kind of jacket you throw into this outfits. The colours are very delicate and calm yet! the shoe is aggressive enough to shine so HALLELUYAH!! okay.. I know can be very weird but this is how I express myself when putting an outfit together. 

    Hope you like the outfit that I put together. Please leave a comment, I want to know how would you pare up a white blouse with black neck tie? (as shown above first picture) ?

    On Sunday, I'll show you my outfits I've been rocking lately. 

    Tuesday, 11 November 2014

    SKINCARE - Yesstyle Haul

    Look what I got freshly out of the mail!! I'm so excited to try Laneige, Nature Republic and It's Skin (blue version).  My intention was to find a good serum for those who suffer from break out or redness anywhere from your skin. But I end up buying Face wash and Cream along with it. All this product I purchases with my own money from Yesstyle!

    LANEIGE -  £7.50
    Above from the left, you can see one free samples of Water sleeping pack and a small sample package from Laneige. Which comes with 5 sample products, White plus Renew > Refiner > Emulsion > Cream > Capsule Sleeping Pack. It claims to moist and whitening any unevenness of my skin and lessen dark spots. Since I have lots of impurities, I can't wait to try and give a review within 2 or 3 weeks' time depending how much this samples can last me.

    NATURE REPUBLIC -  £6.90
    Aloe Vera foaming gel that claims to give a very refreshing finish and soothing effects. It removes all traces of impurities, make up and excess sebum. So, let see this will do the job.

    It's Skin - £11.90 
    Much more expensive than the rest, this is a Serum it claims to penetrate skin's layers to deliver GF-Biopolymer at the cellular level to relieve symptoms of dryness and sensitivity. It cleansed, toned skin  and smoothen any rough patches as well as moisturize. So, basically it's a treatment for night and day. To those who has many redness all over your face. So, far this products doing its job. I will keep you up to date in a couple of weeks time.

    For those people who already owned any of these products. Please let me know what you think of them. Or any Asian skincare products you would recommend me using.
    In a couple of weeks' time, I will be reviewing all these products, if it did anything to my skins. Please please please! stay in touch.

    Saturday, 8 November 2014

    Travelling: UK to IRELAND

    I know I haven't been blogging for a long time but bare with me and try to fix my schedules. 
    This was the first ever solo holiday I've ever experienced (Flying to another country). I couldn't sleep for days because of high excitement to see my friends and lover.  I stayed for 5 days so from October 25 till 29th Oct and I wish I could have stayed longer.

    The most stressful part before departure is making sure I have everything and including toiletries. Knowing me I worry about my toiletries and make up more than my clothes. I always make sure that my bags/luggage meet the standard requirements of the airline, which I’m flying with Ryanairs. I know that the airline I’ll be travelling with had many bad reviews but my experience was absolutely fantastic! I had no problems getting in and out. Hey! Not that way! Cheeky. And more importantly it is a budget airlines which is a plus!

    Here are the list of the things I brought with me to Ireland when it comes to skincare routine and make up.


    •  Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Scrub – It’s an exfoliating cleaners. I know that my face gets really rough if you’re travelling around the city or anywhere that clogs your pores. I feel really uncomfortable, specially wearing makeup. So, this is a good cleanser to get rid of dirt off your face and make up. Also helps with acne.
    •  St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Facial Scrub – I love this facial scrub. It contains 100% natural extracts, non-irritating and oil free. If you’re having break out or your skin feel so dry and skin starts to peel off. This facial scrub work wonders. Not only it get rid of nasty dirt of your face but it keeps your face moist and smooth like a babies bum!
    • Acne Prone skin – I use Clearasil Ultra Blemish plus marks treatment cream. It’s a very strong and fast fighting cream to fight against redness and marks if you’re suffering from acne. I also use Clean & Clear treatment gel for any stubborn spots that won’t go away or appearing
    •   Mask – I use Korean brand mask Innisfree It’s Real Green Tea: It keeps your face moisturise and lift your face than having a very dull looking skin. It also reduce any redness around your nose areas and also blemishes.
    • Serum – Again I use Korean brand It’s Skin: Power 10 Formula GF Effector with GF-Biopolymer. This serum penetrates the skin’s layer to deliver GF-Biopolymer at the cellular level to relieve the symptoms of dryness and sensitivity. It’s softens and smoothen rough patches and reduce any redness also whitening any dark complexions.

    As you can see, I do suffer from acne and I do treat them as soon as possible and sometimes when I’m extremely stress, they eventually get very aggressive so I bought the one that can cure my acne fast. I know most of you use Toner but I rarely use any toner at all. I feel like my skin gets really irritated maybe because of the amount of alcohol added to the formula and I haven’t found any toner that uses any natural ingredients but if you know any good Toner for supper sensitive skin let me know!

    •          Primer – Tony Molly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm. Is a pore purifying balm that clears out any blackheads and other impurities it designed to help with unevenness of the skin and enlarged pores, fine lines, scars and other blemishes. It’s such an amazing product and I would recommend this to anybody for those who has trouble skins like I have. 
    •      BB cream – Etude House Mineral Bright Fit SPF 30 (#W24 Honey Beige) promotes a silky complexion with pearl infused sheer coverage. Great for minor Acne prone skin. Long-lasting coverage, Silky complexion and features protection against the sun.  It also helps to improved textures to give healthy looking and radiant looking skin. Helps to even out the skin tone while improving the appearance of wrinkles. I do recommend it to anyone but if you have that moment when your skin tends to get extremely do powder up.
    •      Tony Moly Cats Wink Clear Pact – I love this powder, not only long lasting but it controls sebum for a matte finish without drying out your skin and minimizing the look of pores.
    •      Eyeliner – MUA
    •           Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar – Not only stain your lips to more natural looking but also keeps your lips hydrated
    •       Lipstick – MUA Wild Berry Matte Lipstick

    Please follow and comment if you like more about beauty skincare or anything. Thank you ! xx Happy Bonfire Night!