Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fashion 21 All-Day Matte Lipstick in Sushi

Hi Everyone!
I hope you're all having a great day and are having the best Holiday season! You all probably know by now my love for lipsticks especially those that are available locally. One of my favorite brands, Fashion 21, came out a few months back with their All Day Matte Lipsticks and I've already gotten 2 from this line which I already did review on here and here. But since I just love this line I decided to get another shade to try and I want to share it with y'all.

San San HD Foundation

Hi Everyone! 

Happy Holidays!

I am always excited when local brands come up with new and of course, affordable products. That's why I was beyond happy when San San came out with their HD (High Definition) line that's still with a very pocket-friendly price tag. I was immediately interested with their HD Foundation and couldn't wait to try it out.

Product Claim:
Excellent coverage for skin imperfections
Formulated with Vitamins A,C,E & SPF 30 for a healthier and naturally-radiant skin
Oil-free liquid foundation. 
Blends superbly with any color cosmetics for a picture-perfect look. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Chicco Family Fair December 17-19 Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive

Hi Friends!

All of you are invited to come to the Chicco pre-Christmas fair and selling event at the Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive on December 17 to 19, 2013

 Offer will be up 80% discount on strollers, toys, apparel and shoes! You may also enjoy discounts from other brands like Barbie, Fisher-Price, Mega Bloks, Hotwheels, Big and Small and a lot more!

There will also be fun-filled activities for the whole family:

December 17- Grand Raffle Draw for Chicco Celebrate Happiness Promo
December 18- Barbie fairyland activities
December 19- Big and Small Kids Fair Fashion Show

Don't miss this great event for the family!

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Fashion 21 Aqualicious Lipstick in Arctic Stone

Hi Guys!

Happy Holidays! I hope you're feeling great and healthy this season.

I've been slacking on blogging lately - my apologies. Anyway, I'm back with another lipstick post. Surprise. Surprise. Hahaha! Y'all know how much lipsticks make me giddy. I've been on a nude lipstick phase for several months now. I still love my bright, and vampy lipsticks. It's just that I've been gravitating towards nudes lately. So here's my latest discovery - Fashion 21 Aqualicious lipstick in Arctic Stone. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tutuban Center Keeps the Spirit of Christmas Shining with Tree-Lighting Event

Hi Everyone!

Christmas is just around the corner. It is undeniably unstoppable that's why the historically and culturally rich Tutuban’s sky line lit up recently with the holding of the traditional giant Christmas tree lighting ceremony inside Tutuban Center’s expansive grounds.

(from left) Mr. Kits R. Aquino, Tutuban Properties, Inc.’s SVP-General Manager
and celebrities like Larry Cruz, Joey Acosta, Jake Vargas and Mr. German Moreno.

{Press Release} BABY& FAMILY EXPO 2013 and GOLDILOCKS bond 10,000 Families

Hi Everyone!

No birthday celebration seems complete without a cake. The perfect birthday cake is the one that makes them happy - tasty decorated cake with a candle stuck in the middle. Every birthday celebration is an event to celebrate a milestone in your child’s life. Providing the perfect birthday cakes is a source of stress for some parents but with Goldilocks through the Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013 on December 06-08, 2013 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, parents will now discover how to make their child’s birthday a memorable one.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Whip it easy with Clara Olé

Hi Everyone!

It has always been a challenge for Moms when it comes to preparing meals for everyone—breakfast, lunch, merienda up until dinner. Whipping up something good to chow on for the loved one is no easy task and for those always pressed for time, a little help does so many wonders.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Chicken Kebab with Garlic Honey Mustard Sauce

Hi Guys!

I know I've been blogging about food posts lately. I've just been so inspired to cook lately. So let me share another recipe I learned from my best friend. I just tweaked it a little bit.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Press Release: Absolute Supports Country’s Biggest Baby Expo

 Hi Y'all!

Mothers are given a treat just in time for Christmas as Absolute Distilled Drinking Water supports the Biggest Baby and Family Expo of the year. With the theme, “Welcoming Life, Love, and Care,” the three day expo presents exiting activities not just for moms, but also for the whole family. Families can bond over Family Olympics and Family Fashion Weekend. They will also treated to witness the awarding ceremony of the first ever Golden Family Awards. Honorees include Golden Kids of the Year James “Bimby” Aquino Yap Jr. and Ryzza Mae “Cha Cha” Dizon, and Golden Couple of the Year Lander Vera Perez and Regine Tolentino. Absolute mom Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo and her husband, Ryan Agoncillo, will also be given the Golden Family Award.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Pancake Balls

Hi Guys!

Ever since our father brought us to Rustan's Cubao to eat Samurai's Takoyaki (Japanese Octopus Balls) when we were kids, we've been big Takoyaki fans. We can gobble a lot of this Japanese street food. We love it so much that my brother bought a Takoyaki pan and even studied how to make it.

Here's a video on how to cook Takoyaki.

Anyway, this post is not actually how to make Takoyaki but of a snack or dessert that's inspired from our favorite street food.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Easy-Breezy BBQ with Clara Ole Barbecue Marinade

Hi Guys!

You might be wondering why I've been posting recipes featuring Clara Ole lately. Well, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you would know that they sent me a few of their products to try. I have been a Clara Ole fan for quite some time now and one of the first Clara Ole products I loved is their Three-Cheese Pasta Sauce. I then later on tried their salad dressings and the Caesar Salad dressing became my instant favorite. That's why I am so thankful to Clara Ole because I got to try products I would not have thought I'd like particularly this Original Barbecue Marinade. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

{Press Release} Wang Chung and Naked Eyes in Back2Back Throwback

Hi Everyone!

Wang Chung and Naked Eyes will be having their first concert in the country entitled Back 2 Back Throwback on December 5, 2013 (Thursday) 7pm at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino for the benefit of the recent super typhoon victims thru Oplan Damayan Yolanda and for the kids of Gabay sa Landas Foundation.

Easy-Breezy Strawberry Jam Sundae and Shake

Hi Guys! 

Who says jams are for toasts only?

Here's a couple of other ways you can enjoy your favorite jam. Mine happens to be strawberry jam.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kikay's Boutique X Mom Gone Vain GIVEAWAY!

Hi Friends!

Time for another GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is in cooperation with Kikay's Boutique. Kikay's Boutique is an online shop that sells fashionable bags, shoes from Marikina, clothes , and accessories. Basically, almost everything any kikay would love.

  Just follow the mechanics and the very easy steps via rafflecopter to join! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Hi Everyone!

The biggest family event of the year, Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013, happening on December 06-08, 2013 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, will be recognizing celebrity families, parents and kids who have been a great inspiration and role model to Filipino families in the first ever Golden Family Awards. The awarding ceremony is scheduled on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 6pm.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

M&Co. Silk Cream Liquid Foundation

Hi Sweethearts!

I've been wanting to do a review on this but I have been a little busy and uninspired lately.  Thankfully, I feel a lot better now so I finally got around to writing my thoughts on M&Co. Silk Cream Liquid Foundation.

Silk Cream Liquid Foundation

Silky soft cream based foundation with natural milk elements blended  with the finest powder for smooth,  crystal transparent effect. It has milk component benefits that moisturizes skin, improves complexion and smoothness.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Easy Turbo Macaroni Recipe

Hi Guys!

I visited my best friend one day, and she made baked macaroni for me. She lives in a condo with very limited space so instead of baking the macaroni in an oven she used her Turbo Broiler instead. I never tried cooking baked macaroni before because the oven intimidates me, BIG TIME. So when I saw that I can make my favorite dish in a Turbo Broiler, I thought it's about time I learn how to make this myself. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Food Truck Food Trip

Hi Everyone!

Since I watched The Great Food Truck Race on Food Network, I have been obsessing over food trucks. Kaya kilig at excited to the bones ako nung malaman kong may Food Trucks na sa Pinas and they all gathered in one place! My curiosity even heightened when I watched an episode of KrisTV where they featured the different Food Trucks. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Celebrate Happiness with Chicco Raffle Promo

Hi Guys! 

I just want to invite y'all to join Chicco's on-going raffle promo entitled Celebrate Happiness with Chicco.

Get a chance to win the following  for every P1,000 minimum purchase (single-receipt) of any Chicco products.  

GRAND PRIZE: Cortina Travel System 
MINOR PRIZES: 2 Jazzy Highchairs
CONSOLATION PRIZES: 10 Consolation Prizes of Cosmetics Package worth P 2,000 each

Promo runs from November 5 to December 10, 2013

Participating Stores are: All Chicco boutiques (Megamall, MOA, North EDSA, Glorietta, Greenbelt, Festival and Ermita); Ollie and Co- Lucky Chinatown and Eastwood; Kids Depot- Farmers and Market Market.

Hurry join now! Exciting prizes are at stake!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kids Plus+ Hypoallergenic Powder + Allantoin

Hi Sweethearts!

 I'd like to share with you a  product that I came across just recently. This is Kids Plus+ Hypoallergenic Powder with Allantoin. When my step son came to stay with us last week, this big bottle of powder was in his bag. My initial thought was "Wow! Ang laki naman ng powder na to!" I have never heard of nor seen this brand in supermarkets before.
Kids Plus+ is a unique kids care line that offers gentle protection for your precious little ones. Each product is formulated with unique benefits for providing just the right care for kid's particular needs! Because your growing kid deserves gentle care plus protection too!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Barbecue at Bar-B-Skew!

Hi Guys!

Filipinos undeniably love to eat . That's why D.I.Y. and all-you-can-eat buffets seem to be big hit lately. All sorts of buffets from those that serve Filipino dishes to various Asian dishes have sprouted everywhere. D.I.Y buffets serve a wide array of menu which diners can cook/prepare themselves. There's a D.I.Y buffet for almost every kind of food you can think of (hot pot, barbecue, pizza, burger, and even pancakes) . And just when you think you've seen it all, comes Bar-B-Skew, the first and only barbecue skewer buffet in the Philippines.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Deliciously Home-Made, Deliciously Yours

Hello, Sweethearts!

I love bacon that's why when I eat bacon, I feel as bright as the morning all day (or even all week) long. I don't really get to eat bacon everyday because it's quite expensive (and unhealthy) to be eating it every day but I can never resist a good bacon when there's one in the fridge! That's why when Deliciously Yours sent these, it's like Christmas morning came very early.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013 Launched

Hey Sweethearts!

Yesterday,October 24, 2013, The Philippines' biggest family expo for all maternity, baby, early childhood and parenting needs called the BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2013 – “Welcoming Life, Love and Care”, was officially launched at Fun Ranch, located at Frontera Verde, Pasig City. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

M&Co. Long Lasting and Irresistible Lipsticks {Update}

Hi Love Bugs!

I thought I'd share with you an updated post (swatches) on the other M & Co. Long Lasting and Irresistible Lipsticks that I have. I have already done a full review on the Long Lasting Matte Lipstick in Natural Tint (matte) here's the link:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Careline Whitening BB Cream

Hello Sweetheart!

Here are my thoughts on Careline's Whitening BB Cream. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

How I Draw my Brows

Hi Everyone!

I have been getting some compliments on my brows lately. Honestly it was only  a few months ago when I learned how to properly draw my brows. Thanks to YouTube and Blogs! You see I am not very confident going out of the house without drawing my brows because they're very thin and next to non-existent. So I thought I's share with you how I do my brows in case you'd like to know. 

pics taken in natural light

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

E.L.F. 100 pieces Eyeshadow Palette

Hello friends!

My husband and I were at the mall one time and I was planning on buying an eye shadow palette from lol Cosmetics. I already got the palette and was heading to the cashier when I passed by the E.L.F. counter and saw their 100-Piece Eye Shadow Palette. I checked it out and said "Ang damiiii... Kung may ganito akong palette hindi na siguro ako bibili ulit ng eye shadow." I didn't know my husband heard me and  he said "Oh eh di bilihin mo na yan." I thought he wasn't serious at first but it turned out that he was. I guess the thought of me "not buying" again is a great idea for him and his pocket. Hahah! Anyway, with konting pakipot kunwari, I decided to get it. Hahah! I am one happy wife! And so here's what I think about it.

Monday, October 14, 2013

lol Glitter Eye Creme

Hi Everyone!

This post is long overdue. So here it is finally! My review on the lol (lost of love) 
Glitter Eye Creme in The Joker.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Safeguard Handventure Land

Hi Everyone!

From L-R: Kids washing their hands using the new Safeguard Magic Foamer with QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, Safeguard Brand Manager Maro Torres and Philippine Red Cross – QC Chapter Chairman Hermogenes Jarin

With the efforts to break the germ transfer chain, Procter & Gamble and Safeguard open Handventure Land today, October 11, at Eastwood Mall as it continues to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing at 5 critical times: before eating, before handling food, after using the toilet, after touching pets and, most especially, after playtime. Safeguard Handventure Land features different fun activities and games for children, designed to encourage them to wash their hands after playing. 

The ManChild Phenomenon Revealed

Hello friends!

My husband drinks beer, plays basketball, takes care of us, and provides for my daughter and I. For me, he is as manly as manly can get. But when he gets sick, even with just a simple cold, he becomes a completely different person. He suddenly acts like a little baby yearning for mommy's attention. It's so funny because when I get colds, I still manage to get up and take care of him and Yomi. When he gets sick, he becomes extra malambing and seem to want me at his beck and call. Some call this the ManChild Phenomenon.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

1950's Inspired Look for Halloween

Hi Everyone!

I love Halloween. It is one of my favorite occasions to celebrate. Trying or creating different looks just get me so excited! I already posted a 1920's look yesterday, so I thought I'd do a 1950's look this time.

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Roaring 20's for Halloween

Hi Y'all!

I was so bored one night (the husband is out with friends) so I thought I'd play around with different Halloween looks I'd like to try. First on the list is this 1920's inspired look.

Ever Bilena Studio Finish Stick Foundation in Creme {update}

Hi Everyone!

I just want to do a little update on the Ever Bilena Studio Finish Stick Foundation. I already did a full review of it  here but this one would be with the shade Creme. I originally thought Beige was the perfect match for me but after using it for quite some time , I noticed that it's just a little bit darker. So I thought, I'd go back and get Creme. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

DIY: Turn Sleek Pout Paint into a Lipstick/Lip Balm

Hi there, Love Bugs!

I thought I'd share with you a little D.I.Y. today. I got this idea from Koren of EnKore Make Up. In his video, he mixed his OCC Lip Tar with a lip balm to create a  highly tinted lip balm. I thought it's a very practical idea for my Sleek Pout Paint since I find it tedious to apply any lip product using a brush. I always liked applying lipsticks/ lip balms straight from the tube.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

WINNERS!!! Colour Collection Vitamin E Lipsticks Giveaway with Chic Armoire!

 CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU for joining! Please send me a PM on Mom Gone Vain's Facebook Page with your complete name, shipping address, and contact number.

Of course, A heartfelt thanks to all who joined!

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Mutya ng Pilipinas Grand Winner Koreen Medina Shares About Her Life, Beliefs, and Beauty Essentials

 Hi Everyone!

Mutya ng Pilipinas Beauty Pageant grand winner Koreen Medina bared in a recent interview what stuff she’s made of and shared some of her admirable beliefs, practices, upbringing details, and useful tips, all of which confirm her branding as “The New Generation’s Perfect Role Model.” 
Aina Koreen Medina, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013
Asia Pacific International, also awarded Ms. Zen Institute.

BDJBOX Beauty Social Primp and Prettify 2013

Hi Everyone!

Aside from the PAC Make Up Workshop I attended last Sunday, I also dropped by the BDJBOX Beauty Social Primp & Prettify event in SM North Skydome.  Premium skin care, make up and hair care brands were there to help all attendees celebrate their most gorgeous selves.

Monday, September 30, 2013

PAC Make Up Workshop with Teddy Lim

Hi everyone!

I attended another make up workshop by Professional Artist Cosmetics (PAC) by Martha Tilaar in SM North The Block Atrium yesterday. The exclusive workshop is conducted by PAC international make up artist Teddy Lim.  

Sunday, September 29, 2013

BATCH 1 of Make Up 101 with Get Gorgeous Manila and Mom Gone Vain

Hi Everyone!

First of all, I just want to share with y'all how happy and thankful I am because my very first make up workshop with Get Gorgeous Manila was very successful. Yesterday, September 28, we held our very first make up workshop entitled Make Up 101: A Basic Make Up Workshop

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Success Lounge International Makes Success Within Everyone's Reach

Hi Everyone!

Since I became a wife and a mom, my dreams and ambitions have become bigger and bigger everyday. However, I sometimes think that success is only for a chosen few or for the rich.  But when I met John Calub, Philippines' number 1 success coach, last Thursday in his recently opened Success Lounge International (SLI), I became more sure that success is for everyone and is within anyone's reach. 


Friday, September 27, 2013

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks

Hi friends!

Yes. It's another lipstick post for y'all! This time about the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks. I've seen this all over YouTube and have been dying to get may hands on these beauties. Unfortunately, they are not available in our local department stores. These can only be purchased through online re-sellers. I wish Rimmel will be available in the Philippines one day.  Until that day comes, I am going to settle for online shops.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Red China by Super Bowl

Hi Everyone!

I first learned about the newly-opened Red China by Super Bowl almost a month ago when they invited bloggers for a food-tasting event which I was unable to attend unfortunately. Learning that it's a restaurant under Super Bowl (which is probably one of my favorite Chinese restaurants), I promised myself I will pay this resto a visit with my family. So a couple of weeks ago, my husband and I tried Red China and in a nutshell, our dining experience is not bad at all. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Superbook's Bida ng Pagbabago Roadshow

 Hi Everyone!

As a child of the 80's & 90's,  I grew up watching shows like Batibot, Princess Sarah, Patrash the Dog of Flanders, Flying House ,and Superbook. Quite frankly I find some of the cartoon shows today distasteful as they contain adult humor and violence. It kinda made me miss those cartoons I used to love as a kid. Cartoons that are full of moral lessons which I also want Yomi to watch and love.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Collection Cosmetics Lipstick in Vintage Rose

Hey Everyone!

One of the most recent cosmetics brands to land on Philippine shores is Collection Cosmetics. I've been dying to check their products out since I first read about them and I am so happy when I finally had a chance to. Since I am a MAJOR lipstick addict, I decided to pick up one of their lipsticks called the Lasting Colour Lipstick to try. Continue reading to know my thoughts on this product.

Long lasting lipstick locks colour to lips all day. Enriched with SPF15. Soft, smooth formula.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Spice Body Spa and Hair Salon NOW OPEN!!!

Hey Gorgeous!

Something spicy just came to town! No. I'm not talking about a burger or a restaurant but a newly opened Body Spa and Hair Salon called SPICE.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Terribly Terrific Twos

Hey Everyone!
"When there's a toddler in the house, minority rules."
My one year and a half daughter is already showing some "terrible twos" traits. A few weeks ago, she flat out said to me, "Kulit. Mo." just because I didn't give her chocolate. I honestly thought that was hilarious and adorable at the same time.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

M&Co. Long Lasting Matte Lipstick with Moisturizer

Hey Friends!

Here I am again with another lipstick post! This time I'm featuring/reviewing M&Co. Long Lasting Matte Lipstick with Moisturizer.  I've actually known about this brand for quite a while now. I've seen it first in SM North department store but I never really paid much attention to it. All I know about it is that it's a Filipino brand endorsed by (I am not sure if owned by) Mikee Conjuangco. I thought this is one of those expensive department store brands. But when I saw Bing Castro of Project Awesome gush about a lipstick from M&Co., I was surprised at how affordable the products from this line are. 

M&Co Long Lasting Matte Lipstick with Moisturizer:
Long-wearing matte lipstick with moisturizing properties and lip protection from dryness and chapping, as it gives long-lasting matte color on lips.