This one is my 3rd out-of-the-metro trip and probably my last this year.  I don't have any plans yet for December but I really want to go and have a new adventure before 2015 ends.  How about you?

Anyway,  together with Kris and his fambam, we went to Baguio last month for a 2-day road trip.  We thought the weather was not going to permit us but fortunately, it wasn't so bad there even after a very strong typhoon.  We expected worse actually.  Well, some roads were closed and we still saw signs of devastation such as fallen trees, landslides and more.  However, those didn't prevent us from having a nice, relaxing time in the Summer Capital of the Philippines.

After lunch, we left NLEX at around 1 PM and arrived at the house at 5:30 PM.  We had one quick stopover at a gas station in Pampanga and drove up via Marcos Highway.  Not Kennon Road because it was closed due to landslides.

We stayed at a Transient house and we payed around 6,500 php per night I think.  The whole place could accommodate 20 pax.

Camp John Hay and mini-golfing for first day!

We also tried to drop by La Presa but it was raining and roads seemed to be impassable, so we didn't push through.

I got to try strawberry taho for the first time!  Yea!  I would like it better though if it's a bit sweeter.

Mines View Park was the next stop after our lunch at SM Baguio.  

I almost shrieked seeing these huge, adorable dogs!

Here's a classic - biking at Burnham Park.

So, that's it!

I wanna see more of Baguio so I already put it in my places-I-wanna-visit-again list.  Haha!

What do you think?

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Sam Smith concert tomorrow!!!  Yea!  I can't wait to hear him sing live.  I love all of his songs but my top favorites are Latch, Nirvana, How Will I Know, Lay Me Down, Leave Your Lover, Make It To Me, Omen and Restart.  Anyway, who's going too?

I'll also be attending a company-event on Sunday but I'll try my best to upload the Baguio video before I leave and publish the post by midnight (hopefully).  

Lastly, I received an invite for a brand launch on Monday.   For sure, it's going to be fun!  

So yes, it's a busy yet exciting weekend for me.  Hoping you have a nice one as well!

Happy FriYay!

your sweetest drug,

I've already finished a tub of my snail eye cream so it's time to try a new one.  But when I was searching what to buy next online, I suddenly remembered I have a backup waiting to be taken out from my little "stash container".

I first showed you this eye-guy on my April/May haul video.  Now, let me share what I love about it and more.

I've been using this for about 3 weeks now and I must say, it's impressive.  I love it so much, I'm already thinking of getting a second jar.  A bigger one hopefully.

So, here's why.

It has a cream-gel, lighweight type of formula and it glides on very nicely.  You won't even need to apply any pressure.  It also feels like you're putting oil onto your face but without the greasy, icky texture.

There's no fragrance whatsoever as well.  I  think that's one of Clinique's trademarks.

The best part about it is that, it leaves a velvetty, extra-smooth surface.  Before, I was using my eye cream only at nighttime, but now with All About Eyes, I also love to use it as part of my daytime skincare routine because I just find that it somehow acts as a primer, helping in making concealer application easier.  It keeps my eye area hydrated too.

Oh.  You might have noticed that it's still in the old packaging.  The new tub design is better and it looks sleek!

I'm also not sure if there's a bigger version of it because I haven't had a chance to check the product personally at a Clinique's local store.  If there is, I will likely go for it.  Hopefully, the price is not too steep.

But I won't also have any problem with a tiny tub like this one and since I only need a small amount twice a day anyways, I think this one would about last two months.

So, let's talk about results.

It's making my fine lines less visible.  However, I think I would need to wait a little bit longer to see long-term benefits like reduced wrinkles and brightened circles.  I'm also not getting any new creases so that's a good sign.

My eye area feels soothed and refreshed every time I use this.  The de-puffing effect is not mind blowing but it's just enough for you to notice the difference.

Most importantly, it hasn't triggered any millia around my eyes.  So perfect!!

Overall, I'm officially in love with this eye cream!

What do you think?

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Haul video this week and a travel video on the next one!  How 'bout that?

I also mentioned a few things I've been liking about some of the products here.  Of course, full reviews will be up soon.

Go and hit the play button!

Product List

Nike Kaishi (3,995 php)

I bought this amazing pair from a local Instagram shop, @HMCOnlineStore.  It looks very similar with Nike Roshe, except that it has a bit of structure.

PH Care Papaya and Guava Intimate Wash

The brand recently launched their Naturals line which promises gentler care, all-day freshness and that clean feeling "down there".  

Wonder Pore Brush (100 php)

Good thing I found this guy at a bazaar because the Marionnaud brush I was using before was super abrasive.

Topshop Peplum Top (599 php from 1,695)

I chanced upon this pretty top while rummaging through one of the shop's sale racks.  Haha!  #luckyday

The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foams in Lemon and Aloe (265 php 1+1 promo)

Again, such a great deal by TFS.  It's a nice gift idea too because it's for all skin types, though some people might not prefer foaming cleansers.  Between the two, I'm liking the lemon variant more but I'm still using them both - lemon for nighttime and aloe for daytime.

The Face Shop Real nature Mask Sheet in Honey (65 php)

This is the 4th sheet I got from the Real Nature Mask line.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (270 php from 330)

Yep.  Another sale.

This eye crayon has been a disappointment so far.  Too bad.

NYX HD Concealer in Light/Pale (360 php)

Definitely, a drugstore concealer that's worth checking out.  Great coverage, consistency, formula and finish - all of these you get for just under 400 bucks!

Canmake Eyebrow Pencil in 01 (390 php)

Don't belittle my lil brow tool here.  Haha!

I just wish it's longer.  I wonder how long this would last given that I use it almost everyday.

Canmake Color Change Eyebrow in 03 (490 php)

This one however, has a more reasonable price.  So far, no gripes about it.  I also think I got the perfect shade!

Rosemary, Basil and Cactus (from Baguio, around 100 php)

Unfortunately, the herbs didn't survive.  That's a bummer because I was really looking forward to use them for a pasta recipe.  Pft.

Pantene Pro V 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner (79.50 php from 159)

This just makes my hair smoother and less frizzy.  Surprisingly, it doesn't weigh my hair down too much (that's my common problem with conditioners).  Love the scent too!

Human Nature 100% Natural Deodorant in Happy Pink (89.75 php)

Seems I'm switching to more natural products lately.

Revlon Matte Balm in Elusive (287.50 php from 575)

A sale I couldn't miss.  That's how I'd like to describe it.  Haha!  And I think most of you will agree.  

I had such a hard time scoring one because the counter was super swamped!  It's crazy!  

That's all!

So far, I have two new products for the November haul and I decided that if I only have less than five before the month ends, I'll combine it with December video.  

Sharing my October favorites as well!

Food: Churros 
Movie: If I Stay (such a tearjerker)
TV Show: Friends (Kris convinced me to watch!  Loving it!  Can't stop watching!)
Beauty: My new brow tools from Canmake
Now Craving: All-cheese pizza with lots of garlic

What do you think?

your sweetest drug,