Bora2k17: A Wave of Fun

DAY 1: Seas the day…


Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, everyday can end beautifully.



Day 2: “Tropical state of mind.”


Ahoy! Matey! Come sail away!


I SEA you!


SEA-ting pretty!



No Lifeguard on Duty…



These photos taken at the Puka Shell Beach in Boracay…



That crazy little sun of a beach…




This squad just wanna have sun…



Of course shout out to my friends who made this travel extra special!


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Tinted Sunnies Are Back for Summer 2017! Here’s How To Nail This Trend!

The retro sunnies has been receiving a serious comeback!

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So, here’s my pick!

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Tinted Aviator

Classic and cool, this aviator sunglasses are a style that is still very much in fashion!

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Photos : H. Mendoza Photography

Sunnies: Ray Ban

Top: Giordano Orange Stripe TShirt

Watch: Timex

Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low top Cherry Tomato



How To Pull Off The Glossy Eyelids Trend Effortlessly


It seems that people are ditching mattes for metallic and gloss—not just with lips, but also eyelids. This trend was introduced during New York Fashion Week SS17 last September. But when Kylie Jenner post a photo on her Instagram, it intrigued me.


So, here’s how to get this gorgeous glossy lids look in 3 simple steps!

Step 1: Primer

The first rule is to prep your skin with your favorite primer to make it look flawless and lasting. If you’re rocking glossy lids, then you better be rocking it the whole day or night through.

Step 2: Eyeshadow

The second step is to put your desired eyeshadow. Whether you want a sheer wash of color, earth tone or a slight shimmer, you may apply using your finger or a brush.

Step 3: Lip Gloss or Petroleum Jelly

Now, it’s time to get glossed up. Lightly dab some lip gloss, lip balm, or even petroleum jelly over your lids with your finger. The secret to that non-sticky feeling is to leave your crease clean. And voila! Your beauty look has just been leveled up to cool girl status!


Muse: Cha-Cha Rosario Tañedo

Photo: Heintje Mendoza | H. Mendoza Photography


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MAKEUP101: Soft Warm Brown Smokey Eye Makeup look

Hi, Gorgeous! I have got a recent makeup look for you that I absolutely loved doing. A chocolate lid color with orange through the crease and lower lash line using the beautiful 35k Palette from Morphe,  I’m going to show you what I used to create this look. 


Here are the 7 steps to achieve this look!

Before anything you have to prep you skin using a luminous make up primer or Moisturizer. Beauty Oil (Argan Oil) was used to give the skin its luminosity.


Next, create a healthy looking base by evenly applying foundation on your skin. If you have areas that need extra coverage like under your eyes, you can use a concealer. Used MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC35, for under eyes I used L.A Girl PRO. Conceal in Ligh Ivory.


For the eyes, take chocolate eye shadow and blend it all the way to your eyebrows, take orange eye shadow and mix it and blend.  Also apply same product to the lower lash line. You can also use creme eye shadow for this look.  Product used, Morphe 35k.


Define your eyes by applying black eyelash mascara on your upper and lower lashes.  This will create that monochromatic effect on the eyes. For the eyelashes, L’Oréal Paris in Voluminous Carbon Black were used.


 Just comb your hairs up, soft strokes to keep them looking natural. For the eyebrows,  Anastasia Beverly Hills Gel in Medium Brown and Etude My Brows Mascara in Rich Brown.


Contour your cheeks with some contouring or sculpting powder. Using a brush, apply this on the hollows of your cheeks or your jawline to create definition. Add some color to it by applying a peach blush on the apples of your cheek. Softly blend it to make it look like a natural glow and apply a small amount of highlighter to achieve the glowy skin.

Product Used:

Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Starlight


Finish this make up look by adding some colour to your lips. MAC Lipstick in Stone.



MUSE: Krish Maderas Abad

PHOTOS: Heintje Mendoza

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Club Balai Isabel, Batangas: A quick beach staycation

Are you looking for a quick beach staycation? Batangas would be the best option! Since summer is quickly approaching, I decided to go by spending and experience the attractive scenery at Club Balai Isabel in Talisay, Batangas.


Right on the shores of the world-famous Taal Lake and across from its volcano is a place where you can relax, connect and be with nature. Club Balai Isabel offers an option for an active lifestyle with all the comforts of city living. A mere fifteen minutes from the Tagaytay ridge, it offers an up-close and personal view of the lake and its world-famous volcano.


For years, Tagaytay has been made famous by its view of Taal Lake and its volcano. However, the lakeside towns never became tourist destinations due to the lack of resort facilities. Manila-based developer Techno-Asia changed that two years ago when it planned to create a residential resort community called Club Balai Isabel. Today, Techno-Asia’s vision has grown from a four-hectare private subdivision to a nine-hectare resort.


Club Balai Isabel’s amenities and facilities make it an excellent choice for holidays, corporate events, and special occasions. Enjoy the food served at the Terraza Cafe, take a refreshing dip in the pool, hang out in the cabanas; enjoy more active pursuits such as kayaking and sailing, or take a boat ride and get a closer look at Taal Volcano’s crater on horseback or on foot.


The lush greenery and the proximity to the lake and the world’s smallest volcano make Club Balai Isabel perfect for an eco-tourism destination for environmental enthusiasts. They will be doubly glad to discover that the resort does its best to do its part in conservation and finds ways to minimize any negative impact on the environment.



Aside from the pool, Club Balai Isabel offers a lot of amenities. Got a chance to try the traitional massage (Php 300/30 mins). They also offer water sports activities such as banana boat, flying fish, and jet ski.


The best and fastest way to go here is via car. Just head to SLEX and exit at Sta. Rosa then head to Talisay. Club Balai Isabel is just along the road.  Travel time is around an hour or two depending on the traffic.
If via commute:
1. Ride a bus at Cubao bound to Sta. Rosa (Php 96). Tell the driver to drop you off at the terminal to Tanuan.
2. Ride a jeep going to Tanuan (Php 10) and drop off at the intersection. Just tell the driver you’re going to Talisay.
3. Walk to your left until you see a market and a terminal station bound to Talisay. Fare is Php 28. Drop off at Club Balai Isabel.
Travel time is around 3 hours since you’ll pass through Tanauan.


Day tour rates is around Php 750/head.
Buffet Breakfast – Php 350/head
Buffet Lunch – Php 500/head
Buffet Dinner – Php 550/hea
Outside food is not allowed. Reservation is required.

Room rates starts at around Php 3,000. For the current rates and promos, you may check them out here.
Water Sports and Equipment Rental
Kayak single-seater – Php 150/hr
Kayak double-seater – Php 300/hr
Pedal boat – Php 500/hr
Banana boat – Php 300/head (15 mins.)
Jet ski – Php 2,000/30 mins.; Php 3,500/hr
Fishing rod and bait – Php 50/hr
Taal Trekking – Php 4,500 (6 pax)
For more info and reservation, visit

Simple Every Day Makeup (In less than 10 minutes!)

Some of you requested a makeup tutorial for my last makeup blog so here it is! Who has 10 minutes to perfect their makeup in the morning? So, I am going to detail the 6 steps and feel fresh and confident as you go about your day !

Get gorgeous—fast!

View more below for more details!


  1. Moisturizer
  2. Foundation or CC/BB cream
  3. Eyebrow Gel, or powder
  4. Mascara
  5. Lipstick, gloss or lipbalm
  6. Blush


1st step: Cleanse your face quickly but thoroughly and follow up with moisturizer.

2nd: Dab on foundation. 

NOTE: Use foundation only where you need it to even out your overall skin tone.

3rd: Fill in your eyebrows. Begin under your natural arch, thickening the brow slightly. This is to ensure a natural look.

4th: Sweep on black mascara. This will opens up the eyes and makes you look refreshed.

5th: On your lips, use color with a sheer or gloss finish, which requires less precision.

6th. LASTLY, Apply blush to the apple of each cheek (the roundest part when you smile.)


Muse: Angelynne Huxley Cabrera, Former Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 where she represented La Paz, Tarlac.


Photo: Heintje Mendoza

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How To Get Your Hair And Makeup Prepped For The Season

A new season and warmer weather means a change in your everyday beauty routine. It’s time to ditch the dark makeup hues, swap out heavier creams for lighter versions and give your hair some extra loose wave!


What better way to start out the day is to be looking good at your best. Here’s my beauty tip that helps you to look beautiful and natural.

Here are some beauty tips according to the beauty experts.

1.  “Sunscreen! In the winter and spring months, many forget to apply sunscreen – but it’s arguably the most important part of your skin care regime. I use SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50 ($44, available at religiously. It has a gorgeous tint to it, so no foundation required post-application.”Jessica Denomme,Flats Are For Quitters.


2.  “Keep your makeup light and natural – winter is finally coming to an end and your skin can breathe in the fresh air! Light coverage, pink hues, and the feeling that your skin is no longer trapped by winter’s wrath gives you endless opportunities! This is probably a tip many will share!” Emily Hayward, What Emily Said.

3.  “I love blush all year round, and it’s definitely something I wear every day (regardless of the weather). My favourite beauty tip for spring is to swap out your darker blush shades (rose-y or bronze-y) and opt for bright coral shades instead! I love this trio from Make Up Forever.” Kayla Short, Short Presents.


4.  “Swap your powder blush and highlighter for a cream version to help bring some life back into your skin after the harsh winter weather. L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Blur Blush in Soft Peach and Magic Lumi Iluminating Primer are great options.”Courtney Connolly, La Belle Sirene


5.   “Keep your skin hydrated. Hydration is important as it makes for a healthy functioning of the system and gives a boost to a youthful-looking complexion. To help keep your skin in tip-top condition, you should use a moisturizer twice a day as part of your beauty regimen. Cleanse, tone and moisturize… it’s a cliché for a reason.”Eva Fydrych, Fashion Studio Magazine.

6. “Grab yourself a Tangle Teezer for your bag (the travel size has a little cover). Nothing gives the hair more natural volume and looks this good!”Gloria Chik,Urbane Bloc.

Muse: Merphi Panaguiton

Photo: Heintje Mendoza

Makeup By Yoo Kii