I had a great weekend escape in Baler, and I wanted to share some tips and things to do. The city makes it all the more appealing for a quick weekend trip. It provides a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, one that will truly help you relax and unwind.
Costa Pacifica, Baler
HOW TO GET THERE:
From Tarlac, Baler is a 3-4 hour drive, but if you want to commute, which I did, you can ride a bus. From Tarlac Baliwag terminal to Cabanatuan. From there, you’ll have to transfer to a van or another bus to bring you to Baler.
Expenses: Baliwag Bus PHP70, Van 220 (Back and Forth fare is PHP520)
WHERE TO GO:
If Baler, Aurora is on your bucket list, here are some attractions you should visit while in town!
Surf’s up! You didn’t visit Baler for just swimming, so go surf in Sabang Beach. It’s PHP300 for an hour surfing lesson. It was a great experience, and I’m sure you’ll love the surfer feel when you get the vibe!
Ditumabo Mother Fall. If you get tired of the sand and sea, go for the cool mountain-fed waters of Ditumabo Waterfalls. An hour and a half trike ride from Sabang Beach and another 45 minutes of trekking and river crossing, and you’ll sure love the tropical vibe!
Expenses: PHP200 tour Guide (Required), PHP30 for the Environmental Fee
The Hanging bridge is nice for picture-taking. It crosses a wide river with a mountain in the background. Crossing the bridge is also a nice experience. You can feel its purpose for the locals to cross the other side. On the other side are souvenir shops and pasalubong stores.
Enchanting Aniao Islets! This spot is one of my favorites in Baler. A good stop for Instagram posts!
Expenses: PHP10 Entrance Fee
If you have more time and days, here are some additional places not to miss:
We flew via Cebu Pacific Air and arrived at Incheon Internation Airport at 10:45pm (Philippines is 1 hour behind). Traveled via train going to our Hotel guesthouse in Yeonnam-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, heating and free WiFi. A daily breakfast is provided. Room rate for 5 days: 260,600 won
Tip: Buy a T-Money card. If you plan to be in South Korea for couple of days or more and need to take the subway or bus often, a T-money card would be advantageous in terms of savings. If you are flying into Incheon airport, you can grab a card at a convenience store just after arrivals.
Price: 8000 won , T-Money Load 50000 won
What can you do in Korea when you only have 5 days? Here you go!
DAY 1: Nami Island, Petite France
Travel to Nami:
Admission fee: 8000 won
Walk: Space Torra to Hongik University (8 mins)
Train:[Gyeongui Jungang Line] Hongik Univ. Station to Mangu Station (15 stops)
Train: [Gyoengchun Line] Mangu Station to Gapyeong Station (12 stops)
Bus: Gapyeong City Tour Bus (Course A) to Nami Island Station (6000 won)
Walk: Nami Island Station to Gapyeong Wharf (2 mins)
Ferry: Gapyeong Wharf to Nami Island Travel to Petite Fance:
Admission Fee: 8000 won
Right after exploring the picturesque Nami Island. We ride a taxi going to Petite France. (Forgot the cost of this cab ride. sorry.)
DAY 2: Everland, Gangnam District
Travel to Everland:
Admission Fee: 54,000 WON
Walk: Space Torra to Hongik University
Train: [Line 2] Hongik Univ. Station to Wangsimni Station (11 stops)
Train: [Bundang Line] Wangsimni Station to Giheung Station (25 stops)
Train: [EverLine] Giheung Station to Everland Station (Exit 3) (13 stops)
Shuttle Bus: Everland Station to Everland
Travel to Gangnam District:
Shuttle Bus: Everland to Everland Station
Train: [EverLine] Everland Station to Giheung Station (13 stops)
Train: [Bundang Line] Giheung Station to Jeongja Station (7 stops)
Train: [Shinbundang Line] Jeongja Station to Gangnam Station (6 stops)
DAY 3: Bukchon Hanok Village, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Secret Garden, Deoksugung Palace, N Seoul Tower, Myeondong District
Travel to Hanok Village
Walk: Space Torra to Hongik University
Train: Hongik Univ. Station to Euljiro 3-ga Station (6 stops)
Train: [Line 2] Euljiro 3-ga Station to Anguk Station (Exit 1 or 2) (1 stop)
Walk: Anguk Station to Bukchon Hanok Village (10 mins)
Travel to Gyeongbokgung Palace
Integrated Palace Ticket: 10,000 won (This ticket is all in one package)
Walk: Bukchon Hanok Village to Gyeongbokgung Station (10 mins)
Travel Deoksugung Palace
Walk: City Hall Station to Deoksugung Palace (10 mins)
Travel to Secret Garden
Travel to N Seoul Tower
Observatory tower Fee: 10000 won
Observatory: N Seoul Tower by night
Gyeongbokgung Palace to N Seoul Tower
Walk: Gyeongbokgung Palace to Gyeongbokgung Station (11 mins)
Train: [Line 3] Gyeongbokgung Station to Chungmuro Station (Exit 2) (4 stops)
Bus: Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 02
Daehan Cinema – N Seoul Tower (6 stops)
We ride a Cable Car going down from N Seoul Tower. Adult Ticket One-Way: 6,000 won
So if are around the the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Follow the big road and turn left to cross the street at the 4-way intersection. You’ll see the Haneul Park signage at the parking lot.
There is a shuttle bus station that you can use to the top. We buy a ticket from the ticket counter which costs KRW 3,000 for round trip. Alternatively, you can take the zig-zag stairway, which precisely 291 stairs to finally arrive at Haneul Park.
Travel to Ewha Womans University
Train: [Line 6] World Cup Stadium Station to Hapjeong Station (3 stops)
Train: [Line 2] Hapjeong Station to Ewha Womans University (3 stops)
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.
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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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.
READ MORE HERE: http://www.balaiisabel.com/about-us
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.
HOW TO GO HERE
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.
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 !
View more below for more details!
WHAT YOU NEED:
Foundation or CC/BB cream
Eyebrow Gel, or powder
Lipstick, gloss or lipbalm
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.)
This season is the time to change your makeup routine. Let’s face it some days are way to hot to wear a lot of cosmetics. Worry no more in applying tons of foundation. Here are some cosmetics to avoid makeup meltdown and achieved the looking fresh-faced and ready to soak up the sun. BB Cream or CC cream these are lightweight makeup coverage that will give you more natural outcome. Define-a-lash Volume mascara to get some definition to your eyelashes. Lipstick must be in Marsala shade to get statement lips which is the new trend this year.
Easy Loose Waves
When it comes to hair styling, my goals are: Low maintenance and acceptable-looking. So, what i did on her hair was messy loose waves as the hair trend this year. Goodbye forced waves hair and Hello Loose waves hair!
Here are the details use to achieved this loose waves. 38mm curling tong (clipless the better and easy to use)and hair spray to hold the waves.)