Summer Makeup Essentials 2018

Hey ladies! Summer hasn't officially begun according to PAG-ASA but you can already feel the hot weather!

Summer is fast approaching, it's time for you to take out all your bikinis and flaunt everything you've got. Feel confident about yourselves. While summer is the bikini season and beach getaway, it is not the reason for us to stop wearing makeup. Come on, no one wants to see their bare face and look haggarda. It has been a week since I started this makeup routine and I've figured out, why not share it with you guys.
Let's start with the base, I start off with iWhite Korea Facial Cream, it gives that powder smooth finish to my face which I really like. It also has SPF 15 which protects my skin from UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Then, I top it off with Hortaleza, MD Sunscreen for Face and Body, just for extra sun protection. This product is lightweight even if it feels tacky when you touch it but there's no problem with that because I will set it. Never forget to put sunscreen because the sun is the main reason for skin destruction!
Then to even out my skin imperfection I will conceal it with Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and set everything with Johnson's Baby Powder(I love this, amoy baby!) or Maybelline Clear Smooth All-in-One Powder Foundation. The Maybelline powder is definitely perfect because it gives extra coverage but doesn't feel heavy on the face. My skin is prone to oiliness since it's summer but this will control your shine. So, I love it!
For brows, of course, I wanna be that "Kilay is Life" even I'm soaked up in water. I use Etude House Drawing Eyebrow or Nichido Precise Mineral Precise Eye Pencil (trusted since I was 16!) these two are my holy grail products. I think I would cry or be miserable if these two will be phased out.
I'm not a mascara-type of girl but I would love to treat them with Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara. It is the only mascara I use (and the Hyper Curl Mascara, anything available when I buy). 
To finish the look, I will bring back color to my face using this KJM Lip and Cheek Tint. I'm obsessed with this product. It doesn't have that bitter taste and I love that you can build up the product on your lips to achieve that color you really want.

There you go guys... how about you, what's your routine to feel fresh for the rest of summer? Share it with me.

Love,
Summer Makeup Essentials 2018



Get City-Ready Skin with the New Vaseline Healthy White Sun + Pollution Protection

I have never been so addicted to skincare until my acne hit me hard last year. I have learned that environment contributes a major role in making our skin healthy.

Our skin does a lot more than making us look presentable. It acts as a shield, and it prevents diseases. I am encouraging everyone that you should love your skin and do extra steps to keep it healthy.
Skincare is one of the most important things to do but we take it for granted. Being committed to your skincare routine is challenging, especially when you have to work hard to balance career and personal lives. There are even some activities that expose your skin to pollution and to the harmful rays of the sun, thus causing damage to the natural moisture of your skin.

Prolonged and excessive sun exposure is one of the causes of skin destruction. This can even lead to skin darkening, aging, or cancer (*scary.) That's why it's best to apply sunscreen whenever we go out.

It is difficult to protect and hydrate your skin at the same time because of a polluted environment.  Little did we know that pollutants can trigger oxidation and can cause the destruction of skin cells.
There are a lot of products that have sunscreen, but do you even know if they also protect your skin from pollution? Pollution can be everywhere and we must be equipped with the new Vaseline Healthy White Sun + Pollution Protection!

Don't worry ladies, with this new product from Vaseline, it will give our skin the love and nourishment it deserves.

I have tried different variants of Vaseline lotion before, and I'm so happy that Vaseline came up with their new product, (Vaseline Healthy White Sun + Pollution Protection) because it prevents skin damage from sun exposure and pollution. This fits perfectly for ladies like me, who are always out in the metro. I don't even need to worry about feeling sticky because of the non-stickiness of the Vaseline Healthy White Sun + Pollution Protection (No kadiring lagkit feeling!!!)

Vaseline Healthy White Sun + Pollution Protection has PPF or Pollution Protection Formula that guards skin against pollution aggressors. It promotes a healthy skin barrier through moisturization.
It contains Glycerin for moisture, Stearic Acid for healthy skin, Niacinamide for maintaining fair skin. Petroleum Jelly traps moisture and blocks any skin-damaging matter and Vitamin E as an antioxidant.
Get City-Ready Skin with Vaseline Healthy White Sun + Pollution Protection. It's perfect for keeping your skin protected and achieving a healthy, city-ready skin!

Now, I can go out in the sun and streets without worrying about damaging my skin because I am city-ready with the new Vaseline Healthy White Sun + Pollution Protection. 

You can grab your Vaseline Healthy White Sun + Pollution Protection in all leading supermarkets, drugstores, and department stores nationwide. Available in 100ml (Php 116.00), 200ml (Php 200.00), and 350ml (Php 315.00)

For more details, follow Vaseline on Facebook and Instagram
Share your city ready skin with the hashtag, #IAmCityReady.

Hotel Review: Zen Rooms Casa Bel Inn, Baguio City

Hotel Review: Zen Rooms Casa Bel Inn, Baguio City

More than a month ago, my boyfriend and I celebrated my 23rd birthday in Baguio City, the Summer Capital of the Philippines. We stayed for a night and I am glad to share that finding hotels in Baguio City was never been that hard. I booked our hotel in Agoda mobile app, which I have been using since last year. Using this app, you will discover more hotels with good discounts. Luckily, through this app, we found our home for a night. The place is called Zen Rooms Casa Bel Inn and we got it for only 1,500php. I guess that was a good deal for a great place to stay.

Zen Rooms Casa Bel Inn is located along Marcos Highway, a few minutes away from the town center. I don't mind if it is not located in the town center because taxis are all over Baguio City and in fact, you can book your ride through Grab Taxi App. No worries about getting lost.

Upon arrival at Zen Rooms Casa Bel Inn at past 6 pm, they accommodated us, gave the keys and showed the room. I was surprised how it looks, better in person than the picture in Agoda app! We got more for less price. Also, they let us pay upon checkout.

What I love about the place

I would like to commend how clean everything is. I love how comfy and cozy the bed is, with clean white sheet and comforter coupled with two fluffy pillows and two throw pillows. Beside the bed, there is a bedside table with a telephone to call the front desk. And how can I forget, their wifi connection is stable.




For the price of 1,500php, you'll have a television set, cabinet, towels,  wifi and a balcony.

The toilet and bath are spacious and it has a hot and cold shower which is perfect for the cold Baguio City. I love how clean it is and it has a mirror, not all hotel bathrooms have a mirror.



Zen Rooms Casa Bel Inn provided basic toiletries, soap shampoo, sanitizer, toothbrush, and toothpaste. All of these are in the pouch provided by Zen Rooms, and yes you can take this home!

The downside

Overall, I liked the place because it passed my standards but I just hope that should have had a free breakfast. Another downside is there was no signal since their rooms are located in the basements of their building.

Despite these downsides, I love Zen Rooms Casa Bel Inn. Like I told you, you'll get more for less! It is ideal for people who will just need a place to rest and have a good night sleep.



You may check room availability and updated room rates at their website www.zenrooms.com.
 
Check availability of Zen Rooms Casa Bel Inn here





I am a Law Student


How will I begin? Hmm...

In 2016, I had a big leap to start my dream come true to become a lawyer (my parents' too). I passed the entrance examination for Saint Louis University School of Law. How can I forget the time I knew that I passed, I jumped so many times and screamed so loud. My heart was filled with joy. At that moment, I think I made the best decision of my life to continue my student life in law school. No matter how hard and long is the process. (Related video:  I AM GOING TO LAW SCHOOL (Experience + Isai Rivera) // ZAM F)

I am a Law Student - Zam Fuellos

Studying law, based on my experience, is not really easy. All they said about law school before entering into was a lot worse than I thought. Adjusting was my enemy because I am not used to a lot of reading assignments and such studying habits. It was slowly killing me. I finished my first semester but I got two failing grades. It seemed like it was the end of my world. All the questions started to build up in my head ... was this worth it? where did I make a mistake? Nevertheless, I never gave up and finished my second semester strong with no failing grade.

I had to enroll in the 'short-term' or what they call 'summer classes', so I can finish everything (all my failed subjects) quickly.

Then, the struggle began. I was trusting the process of the days and nights of studying. But, believe me, I was not mentally prepared. All I feel was, I was empty and tired. One day, I just broke down while taking my quiz, so I walked out and never came back. It was like someone was screaming into my inner self that "I NEED A BREAK". So I did.

The time off law school was not a waste of time because I've learned something. I've realized that becoming a lawyer doesn't happen just a snap. It takes time. And studying law doesn't only need you to be physically healthy but also mentally healthy. Sometimes you have to need a break even you feel that you don't have to.

After six months off my books and case briefs, here I am... AGAIN. Standing up for myself. School will start in less than a week and so I decided this new topic on my blog to keep me motivated and inspire all the inspiring lawyers out there. Also, writing improves my mental health. :)

I hope you guys will be with me on this journey!

Laters,

Zam


Month 2 of Accutane

Month 2 of Accutane


I think this calls for a celebration!

I went to my doctor three days ago, and finally, she said my skin is doing good. No more active acne and she told me that she will no longer change the dose of Isotretinoin. I took 20mg on my first and second month and she said it is the lowest dose but my skin reacted to it positively. I will be back for a check-up in four months! 
BEFORE - AFTER 


Month 2 of AccutaneMonth 2 of Accutane

Month 2 of AccutaneMonth 2 of Accutane

Left: After 1 month
Right: After 2 months

Seeing improvements in two months is incredible. I still have acne marks but I don't care because this is so much better than seeing my red bumpy face. Acne marks will fade over time. 

Again, I was extremely dry and this time it becomes itchy. My skin on my nose and cheeks was micro-peeling. I was using the prescribed Hypo-Liquid Soap by my dermatologist as a facial wash, I have been using this since Day 1 and I am telling you it is not enough, so I use Celeteque Facial Moisturizer of their "Hydration" product line. It is non-comedogenic so that I won't be worried to get clogged pores. So for my body, I was using Dove Soap Bar and it does its job.

Now, I receive compliments about my skin and how good looking it is than my before-Accutane-skin. It gives me reassurance that in time my skin will be fresh and good as new. I am getting my confidence back since I can go out now, even without a make-up. Seriously, I am tired hiding my true skin so hopefully, when I finish this treatment, my skin will be better.

What do you think on my journey? If you are suffering from acne feel free to leave a comment and share your experience. 

Liebster Award 2017 Nomination



Today, I mark my one month in the blogosphere, Happy first month The Lost Deity. As for the celebration of my young space, I am glad to tell my readers that I am nominated for The Liebster Award 2017. The award is a way to be discovered by the blogging community an can only be won by small bloggers.

I would like to thank Marni of That Blue Flower for nominating me. Marni is from South Africa who blogs about her experiences, you should check her blog! Again thanks, Marni. I never expected to be chosen, I couldn't explain my happiness that my blog was noticed. I consider it as my first milestone. 

Liebster Award 2017 Nomination


My Favorite Blog

I learned about blogging because of my uncle. He has his own travel blog, The Pinoy Explorer. His blog is my favorite blog. Because of my uncle and his blog, I dreamt to have one.  A month ago, I made one of my dreams come true, that is to put up a lifestyle blog --- The Lost Deity was born. This blog would not be made possible because of my favorite uncle… oops, my favorite blogger.


He is truly an inspiration for young bloggers like me and the blogging community. He has a travel blog highlight Filipino culture and heritage; in fact, these travels were done because of his real job in a non-government organization. This blog will be 10 years old next year and I am happy to say that I look up on to this blog.

Hoping that my blog would also be like his… not now, but maybe 5 years from now. 

10 Facts About Me

1. I study Law.
2. One of my dreams is to write and publish my fictional book.
3. I am obsessed with pens... the colorful ones. 
4. I love winter, but I don't live in a country with a winter season.
5. I was a ballet dancer.
6. Coffee above anything else.
7. I am addicted to rubbing alcohol.
8. I love winter but I also love summer because it is BEACH TIME!
9. I am so Pessimistic and I hate it.
10. I am engaged.

My Liebster Award Nominees


Congratulations! Please visit The Official Rules of Liebster Award 2017 to check for the guidelines.

For the nominees, I have 5 questions for you to answer to be written in your blog post.

1. Why do you blog?
2. What is your blog all about?
3. Favorite song and color as of the moment.
4. If you are given round-trip tickets for free, where do you wanna go and why?
5. How do you imagine your proposal? If you are already engaged, how did it happen?

Post your blog post link about The Liebster Award Nomination in the comments below so I can view your post and check out your blog.

First Month of Accutane

First Month of Accutane




Hello there, I am here again to update you guys on my Accutane Journey.

I told you in my last update that I experience a terrible headache on the first try. Then as I take it every day, I started to get really dry lips and skin, and two ore more acne was active.  Aside from those, I haven't experienced anything else. But it was only 2 weeks of medication. Now, I finished 1 month of Accutane, 20mg a day.



Here is the Before and After picture.

BEFORE - AFTER
Forehead
First Month of AccutaneFirst Month of Accutane
Right Cheek
First Month of AccutaneFirst Month of Accutane
Left Cheek
First Month of AccutaneFirst Month of Accutane


If you will look carefully, there's a big change. Let us compare my Before (photo on my last update: Day 15) and After (photo I took after a month of Accutane.) I don't know if I will say that it is an improvement. 

On my forehead, yes it is improving because on my Before photo I have 3 active zits and on my After photo, I can only see one but it is not red. It looks like it is becoming an acne mark. 

Look closely at my right cheek, it has gotten worst! Before photos have only 2 active zits and few acne marks. On my After photo, there is one acne but I had a lot of acne marks which you can tell that I had acne in the span of 2 weeks.

On my other cheek, this is really improving. No active zits and the acne marks are fading.

I had my check-up done 3 days ago. I have a new set of Accutane in 20mg to take every day. My doctor also gave me an Antibacterial cream for my active acne. Instead of Acne Gel, I will use the Antibacterial cream for spot treatment. Aside from the cream, I have to take Antibacterial tablets twice a day for a week. The cream and the tablet will help my acne not to become infected or as we see it, sore and red.

If there still one to three zits showing, then my doctor will increase the dosage of my Accutane.
Another meaning of this is "get ready, side effects will get worst!" So I have to be ready for that. So far, I don't experience anything aside from the side effects I have mentioned before.

It is true that this treatment will give you struggle. Like other bloggers say, it is no joke. But hey, there comes a rainbow after the rain. Til next update guys! 












Christmas Wishlist 2017


Hey there guys! We are only counting few days and it is finally Christmas! I guess that you are pretty busy now, shopping for gifts! Of course, aside from giving, I know you guys would love to receive presents! So do I, that is why I am going to share what would be on my Christmas Wishlist this 2017. I just have few items here and all of it can be found on Amazon. I did not put much because I think these are the things I would really need in the future and at the same time wanting to have. Just scroll ahead and you might want one of the items.



I want to have these Bluetooth headphones, because why not? It matches my favorite color lately and that is rose gold! Waah, if only you can hear me screaming because I want these so bad!  I am the type of person who listens to music whenever I study, so I think these headphones will be useful for me. It is perfect and beautiful AND it is really affordable!

It is time to release the hidden hippie inside me, I think it is cool to have this Lightbox in my room. What I like about this Lightbox, it comes with a total of 109 letters, numbers and symbols. I can put motivational words or display the words that inspire me. 

Are you obsessed having a notebook? Do you own notebooks and you end up not writing on it? Well, I am the type of that girl. I buy tons of notebooks, notepads, and journals, and I only want to use them as a display because it is too cute and sometimes the words on it are very motivational and inspirational. So this one would be perfect to put on my desk and motivate me to work like a boss.

If someone will give me a robe this Christmas, it will be my very first robe. No kidding! I am not a robe person, but I think it is the time to change that this coming new year. To receive a robe this year is a perfect timing. 

The first time I saw this on Amazon, ohhh God! I want it... and I need it. We don't have winter here in the Philippines but there are places here that become colder in the month of January to February, for example, in the city of Baguio, the temperature drops at 5-7 degrees. And starting January of 2018, I will be staying in Baguio City for good! Having this one will help me to stay warm.



Just like any other girl, I love shoes and any kind of shoes. I already have black boots so I guess, it is time to have a different color? 

7.  Unicorn Adult Onesie $23.99
I have told you that I will be staying in Baguio City with a colder weather. Having a onesie will make my life cozy. Ohhh that rhymed. But yeah, I wanna snuggle with my onesie.

These highlighters are perfect because there will be tons of readings this coming January! I will tell you soon why. But first, I need these pretty highlighters!

Recently, I discovered the beauty of not washing hair every day. Yes, my locks are definitely looking good on day 2 or 3 of not washing it, but I hate the feeling of having an oily scalp. I heard this brand is good and I want to try it.


Christmas Gift Ideas

Finally, it is now December! I couldn't imagine that Christmas is fast approaching.

We all know that Christmas is the season of giving and every year we all make time for Christmas shopping for gifts. Giving gifts is your way to tell them they are special. Sometimes we came to the point that we wouldn't know what to give to our loved ones, but seriously, anything will do because it is the thought that counts. So, to make it easy for you. Here are some Christmas gifts ideas for him and for her, so what are you waiting for, scroll over and take a look at my top favorites!

Don't worry, I know these items are my top picks from Amazon, but these gift ideas are lovely to give and receive.

Christmas Gift Ideas


1. Cupture Crystal Click & Seal Shake Tumbler Cup for Hot or Cold Drinks
2. Anne Klein Women's Rose Gold-Tone Watch
3. Steve Madden Womens Satchel
4. Bluetooth Speakers
5. Winter Fuzzy Socks
6. Women Originals Women's Adilette Slides
7. 2018 Calendar Year Daily Planner
8. Boss Lady Pen Set
9. Wet N Wild Mega Glow Highlighter
10. Varsity Bomber Jacket
11. Pink Eyelashes Gold Coffee Mug
12. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick
13. Ectogasm Punk Rock Feminist Quote Banner Enamel Pin
14. Makeup Bag with Chain Shoulder Strap and Makeup Brush Set
15. You Got This Print Art Decor
16. Aluminum Laptop Stand

Christmas Gift Ideas












What's in my Makeup Bag?

If you don't know guys, I suffer from acne and I undergo Accutane treatment. This past three weeks I have gotten a different makeup routine because I want to lessen using makeup products on my face while on treatment. I want to figure out whether the treatment is really working or not. Since a lot has changed, I will be showing you what is in my makeup bag.


So, these are the products I am using recently. These are my go-to picks for my everyday look.

Let us start with the face. If there is an occasion or important meeting I wear foundation and concealer. Acne is visible on my forehead and cheeks that is why I crossed out foundation and concealer for everyday use. To prime my face, I use Maybelline New York Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer . I am using Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte Plus Poreless Foundation. I know that this foundation is not good for dry skin. I haven't changed my foundation yet. I have been using this product even before my Accutane Treatment. For concealer, I am loving this L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Creamy Beige, it does not crease, stays on my face longer, and does magic on my undereye. To set the foundation and concealer I am using Nichido's pressed powder (local Philippine Product.)

     
For my eyebrows, I recently discovered this Maybelline Brow Shape Duo, I finished one so I am getting another one. To line and create my beautiful cat-eye, I wear Maybelline New York's Hyperink Eyeliner and Lash Sensational Volume Mascara by Maybelline  for my lashes.

To bring back color to my cheeks, I love using this Maybelline Color Show Blush  partnered with  Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter to give me some glow on my face.

     

To complete my everyday natural look, I wear this Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Lipstick.

Maybelline IntiMatte

How about you, do you have these products on your makeup bag?





Experience Filipino Culture at Villa Escudero




Experience Filipino Culture at Villa Escudero

Just a two-hour drive from Manila, you'll reach Villa Escudero. It started as a coconut plantation owned by Don Placido Escudero and his wife Dona Claudia Marasigan. It was opened to the public in the 1980s and has become a tourist destination for balikbayans and foreigners to the country. Villa Escudero showcases Philippines' culture, history, and cuisine.

Last November 16, my family and I, together with our balikbayan relatives went there for a Day Tour Package.

For a Day Tour Package, you will time travel because of the rustic Philippine setting. You will experience the tales of your grandmother how simple life was. Be fascinated when you walk through the Escudero Family privates museum which houses their antique collection. Enjoy the Philippine cultural show. Gauge your rafting skills on their native bamboo raft and have a refreshing dip in their swimming pools. And of course, dine on their famous Labasin Waterfall Restaurant.

Experience Filipino Culture at Villa Escudero
Carabao Cart
Experience Filipino Culture at Villa Escudero
The Museum. Picture taking is not allowed inside.
Experience Filipino Culture at Villa Escudero
Labasin Waterfall Restaurant
Villa Escudero became known because of its restaurant where you can sit at the foot of a waterfall while you enjoy your favorite local cuisine. This is definitely the reason why guests keep on coming back. Aside from its uniqueness, it is relaxing and refreshing. You cannot only eat but also take a refreshing bath at the falls' cold water.

Feast with different Filipino dishes while soaking your feet!

Experience Filipino Culture at Villa Escudero

I highly recommend this resort to balikbayans who left the Philippines for a very long time or foreigners who want to experience Filipino culture. It is definitely worth it to give a try!

Aside from Day Tour Package, Villa Escudero offers accommodations for guests who would love to stay longer and create beautiful memories in a rustic Philippines setting.

To inquire about rates, availability or promo, check the link below.

Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort

Or contact them on these numbers:
  • +63 (02) 523-0392
  • +63 (02) 521-0830
  • +63 (02) 523-2944
  • +63 917-583-7727
  • +63 919-993-4744
  • +63 923-741-0605

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