Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mom Gone Techie| LifeProof Frē Case is now in the Philippines!

Hello friends!

Last August 29th, I attended LifeProof Frē Case's media launch. We were introduced to the latest all-protective, everyday cases for smartphones and tablets, called LifeProof frē Case which gives users unprecedented freedom to take their premium gadget everywhere without worry.

The new LifeProof frē Case offers full access to all key functions while the sleek, lightweight design provides all the protection consumers have come to expect from LifeProof, including against water, dirt, snow and shock.

Friday, August 30, 2013

San San C.Y.O. Eyeshadows in Charcoal Brown and Emerald Green

Hey everyone!

It's almost the end of August. Boy, how time flies really fast. Imagine, it's the -Ber moths already which means Christmas is just right around the corner. And speaking of Christmas, I thought I'd share with you some shining, shimmering, splendid right here with the San San Create Your Own Eyeshadows.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


This book is so true it's hilarious. hahaha!

Happy Thursday Y'all!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Swish Mouthwash and Breath Spray

Hey Everyone!

Personal hygiene is very important for our health and our social lives. Now, I don't have to explain why it's very important for our health, do I? I am sure we all know that by now. For our social lives, personal hygiene is essential because none of us like to be talked about especially in a negative way. The last thing I want is bumping into an EX or a frienemy looking and smelling like I just got out of bed. That's why I can't leave the house without taking a bath and brushing my teeth. 

Colour Collection Vitamin E Lipsticks

Hey Everyone!

I thought I'd share with you my thoughts on the Colour Collection Vitamnin E Lipsticks I got from Sample Room. I first got Red Wine and was fortunate enough to receive Pinkish Nude and Kiss Mark as part of the make up set that I had won. I've already written a full review on Red Wine and have already included the details in that post. If you want to get the deets about these lippies, click here.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fashion 21 All-Day Matte Lipstick

Hi Y'all!

I've been a Fashion 21 Cosmetics user for years. I particularly love their stick foundation and lipsticks. I've tried their Color Mood, Aqualicious, Red Romance, and Pink Obsession lipstick collection and I liked them all. They all feel great on my lips. But when other local brands came out with their matte lipsticks, I thought why hasn't Fashion 21 come out with their collection as well? And just last Thursday, I found out that Fashion 21 has already answered this question because they already have the ALL-DAY MATTE LIPSTICKS.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Colour Collection Photo of the Day Contest Prizes

Hi Y'all!

For the longest time, I believed that I am very unlucky when it comes to contests and raffles. In almost all contests/raffles I joined, I never won anything not even the consolation prize! But lately, I  couldn't be more thankful for the blessings that have come my way. 

FS Eyebrow Pencil in Light Brown

Hi Everyone!

The weather's been crazy these past days. I hope you're all safe and sound with your loved ones. I kinda took a little time off from blogging to take advantage of the time my husband and my family is home so that I can bond with them. But now I am back and here's my come-back review of the FS Eyebrow Pencil in Light Brown.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Nutmeg Flip Flops GIVEAWAY!!! {CLOSED}

It's GIVEAWAY time again, Y'all!

Flip flops are probably the number 1 footwear of Pinoys. I, for one, love wearing flip flops because of comfort and versatility. It's so comfortable to wear everyday at home or outside. It's like a default footwear for me especially in days when I am just going to the mall or just running some errands. It's also versatile because I can pair it with almost anything whether with shorts, jeans , or even a dress. It's great to wear during summer and also during the rainy season. That's why I love them and I know you love flip flops too! :)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Foam

Hi! Y'all!

I must confess I am very lazy with skin care routine especially with removing my make up. I like to just wash my face straight with facial wash instead of using make up remover first. I just find the steps tedious. So I searched for a facial wash that also functions as a make up remover and I found this - Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Foam in Aloe Tea.

Supplies abundant foam and refreshing tea scent to cleanse and nourish complexion. Contains Aloe Tea extract for moisturizing.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Philippines and Underwater Hockey!

Hi Y'all!

How are y'all doing?

Today I'll be a little more athletic, well, at least in this post. I will be talking a little bit about UNDERWATER HOCKEY, a sport that's somehow close to my heart not because I play it but because it's a water sport (I am crazy about swimming and I am a mermaid wannabe!) and one on the people closest to me plays it. You'll know more about it later in the post. 

What's In My Diaper Bag?

Hi! Y'all.

I've seen and read posts where gurus/bloggers talk about what's in their bags. I wanted to post one myself but then I realize my bag only consists of my wallet and my make up kit. That's because most days, I tote around a diaper bag. So I thought I'd post a "What's in my Diaper Bag?" instead.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Delamor Sweet Treats GIVEAWAY!!! {WINNER}

Hi! Y'all.

Last week, I got to taste these sinfully delicious cupcakes from Delamor Sweet Treats.  I gushed more about it here. Anyway, Thea the owner and baker of these delicious treats was so sweet and generous enough to give y'all a chance to experience and taste a little piece of heaven through this GIVEAWAY!!!

She 's going to give away a heart-shaped red velvet cake! Yes. Not just a cupcake but a whole cake! So if you like to taste this beautiful cake, just follow the mechanics below. Good luck y'all!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

MAC Flamingo from the All About Orange Collection

Hello Y'all!

I am not a fan of rainy days and Mondays. A couple of weeks ago, I woke up to both - a rainy Monday morning. I was feeling rather blah and lazy when I suddenly got a tweet from Tina of WhatTinaloves. It's amazing how one tweet can brighten up a gloomy day! Hahaha! Anyhoo, the tweet was saying that I had won a MAC Flamingo lipstick from her giveaway! Oh happy, happy, joy, joy! Syempre nagsisigaw ako sa tuwa akala ng anak ko kung ano nangyari sken. hahah!

Monday, August 12, 2013

HBC's New Logo!

Hi! Y'all.

Just this afternoon, HBC released their new logo together with their new campaign "Girl, gets kita!" on their Facebook page. They have reinvented the hbc logo and made it look softer, cleaner, younger, and more vibrant. I'd like to commend them for new log because it very pretty and hip. It's a stylized “B” and “heart” to represent the brand personality of “Beauty with a Heart”. It definitely shows a store that is caring, approachable and knows what the customer needs.

HBC's old logo

I have been a fan of San San Cosmetics which is a local brand carried by HBC. HBC is probably one of the stores I check out from time to time because of their quality yet affordable make up and beauty products. I am , in particular, a fan of San San San's Two Way Foundation and Hortaleza's Hair Colors. That's why I am really happy with this change because it only shows that they are committed to development and to giving their clients only the best. I am excited for the changes and new products HBC is going to give us in the future. More Power HBC!

You can visit their Facebook Page here or their website here for updates.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013


Keeping Fresh with pH Care Feminine Wipes

Hi Y'all!

I can be quite vain hence the name Mom Gone Vain. I can't leave the house without at least taking a bath and brushing my teeth. When I have time (which I always do. Hehe!), I put make up on. Knowing that I am presentable gives me confidence whenever I go out. I believe that I should always look and feel as if I have a date with destiny.

Saturday, August 10, 2013


"A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart." - Jonathan Swift

Hi! Y'all.

One of the things I'd like Yomi to become when she grows up is to be financially independent.  I want her to know how to handle her own money and the importance of saving. I know that it is one of our responsibilities as her parents to teach her these things. That's why I am very happy that BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) through their BSP Economic And Financial Learning Program in cooperation with Araneta Center came up with an interactive exhibit entitled "MONEY MATTERS FOR KIDS! Earn it, save it, spend it, share it!"

Baby Couture Diaper Bag (ANDIE)

Hi Y'all!

How's your day? I hope it's fabulous!

When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I had on my mommy list is a diaper bag. I knew I needed to have a bag that can fit all Yomi's things once she comes out. I searched for a bag that's spacious , durable and affordable enough for a first-time mom like me. In one of my trips to Trinoma, I came across a kiosk that sells these chic baby bags and what caught my attention was the design. Most of the bags do not look like the common diaper bags I see. They actually look like ordinary ladies' bag. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick

Hi Everyone!

YouTube gurus, Beauty bloggers, and practically everyone have been raving about the Ever Bilena Matte lipsticks quite a while now.  In fact, I'm sure you've seen and read reviews about these almost everywhere. At first, I was actually baffled as to why they think these are awesome but when I finally got to try one of these I became an instant fan and I am going to tell you why.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Top 10 Weird Visa Applications

Hi Y'all!

My husband and I are actually considering working abroad for chances of a better life for Yomi. Although, we really want to find a job outside the Philippines and leave ASAP, we are aware that it is going to take a lot of planning, and of course resources. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wet N' Wild Silk Finish Lipstick

Hello everyone!

How are y'all doing today? I bet you feel fabulous!

I believe Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks are like the unsung heroes or a drugstore's hidden gems. At first glance, you would immediately doubt the quality of  these unassuming lippies because of their price and packaging. But once you gave these babies a chance, you'd probably ask where they've been all your life. At least that's what I said to myself the first time I tried it.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Delamor Sweet Treats Cupcakes

Who loves cupcakes?! I DO!!!

I've always had sweet teeth (yes. not just tooth.) and I always, always made sure to leave a lot of room for dessert. One of my all-time favorite desserts is cupcakes. There's just something about cupcakes and their beautiful designs that draws me to them that's why I've always been a cupcake lover. So let me share with you my latest cupcake fix.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Shawill Make-up Kit with Natural Pure Colors

Hi Everyone!

Shawill cosmetics has been available for quite a while in leading department stores here in the Philippines. I always check out their counter whenever I'm in the beauty section. I was looking for a more affordable BB Cream a while back and stumbled upon them. Their BB cream is one of the cheapest I've tried. When I liked it (BB cream), I went back to check out their other products and their eye shadows became one of my favorites. So here's one of their eyeshadow palettes. Read on to find out more about this.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Italia Deluxe Ultra Fine Eyeliner in Light Brown


Here's something for all of you looking for a very affordable eyebrow pencil. Just read on to find out more about this pencil.