Monday, November 24, 2014

Chic Me: Face of the Day ♥

11/24/2014 03:36:00 PM TINAYUMS
It's been a while since I posted my face of the day..

So here's one with my current favorites.

I mostly wanted to share my 3 blushers that I mixed and blend together and I really loved the flush peach it gives me. Plus I find the Illamasqua pot amazing to apply on my eyes using just my fingers. This shade is perfect on fair skin and it will really show those little sparkles on your eyes...


Products Used
Bourjois 33 Golden Lilac Blusher
Illamasqua Velvet Blusher in Flirtatious
Bourjois 95 Jasper Rose Blusher
Illamasqua Vintage Metallix Embellish
Laura Mercier Lip gloss
Revlon Photoready Kajal Intense eyeliner + Brightener (002 Blue Nile)
Bourjois Countour Edition Lip Liner in 03 Alerte Rose




Photos taken from Asus Zenphone 5

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Chloe Love Story ♥

11/24/2014 09:35:00 AM TINAYUMS


love story is the expression of a free woman. the chloƩ woman.

Love Story is inspired by Parisian romance and the love padlocks on the bridge of the Pont des Arts.

The scent is clean and fresh, made from neroli, orange blossom and stephanotis (jasmine from Madagascar).


Photos by yours truly

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Asus Zenphone 5: A Closer Look ♥

11/23/2014 09:52:00 AM TINAYUMS

I am not sure if I have mentioned before that I am not very particular with the brand of the mobile I use and I am very conscious when spending money on units as mobiles nowadays are very replaceable. How often do you change your unit? All my mobiles are staying with me longest for 2 years then that's the time I can consider finding a new one. Sure, I long for the best brand but whenever I come to the point that if I have to spend thrice of the amount wherein I can get 'at least' the same specifications, quality and performance on the other available units, I step back.. =)

When I was at the official launch of Asus Zenphone and I get to see the models, I thought to my self, that can be my next investment. I know and used the brand since my Computer Science days and believed on what they can deliver.

Asus launched 3 Zenphone models: ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 and the numbers denotes the phone's screen size and uses an Intel chipset. Smartphones normally use Qualcomm Snapdragon chips.

I don't usually go in-depth and thorough discussions of all the technicalities of the gadgets I come across with, but I try to put it into layman terms and straight-forward approach to help out novice and tech enthusiasts on why would they consider investing on such products.

So, bear with me and let me know if you have questions and clarifications about this unit and feel free to fill-up my contact form so I can always get back to you...

I find Asus Zenphone 5 very comfortable to use. I didn't struggle in setting it up as I already use Android system. In just a matter of 1-2 hours maximum, my phone is ready to use.

I consider below points in owning a mobile unit (like any other users):
  • Physical Appearance
  • User Interface/Software
  • Technical Specifications especially Memory
  • Storage
  • Camera
  • Battery Life
  • Sounds


Physical Appearance
Zenphone 5, along with the other models, has retained the usual Asus signature look. 

It has slightly curve with metallic plastic back that comes in different colors, mine is called champagne gold. It has a 5-inch IPS display of 720p resolution, the usual 5-inch phone screen should have at least 1080p, but I'm quite happy with it given the price.

It is not super slim, but for the size of my palm, it's easier to handle. The power/volume buttons are on the side in which my thumb can easily reach it while microUSB on the bottom and a standard headphone jack up top.

One of my most favorites, Zenphone 5 has a Gorilla Glass 3 top surface which is scratch resistant.

Comparing the Zenfone 5 to phones of the same size, you’re generally looking at rivals around twice the price.



User Interface/Software
Zenphone 5 comes with ZenUI that runs on Android 4.3, which is unfortunate for Android tech fanatics. But I find it very pleasant and colorful. Contrasts are strong and you can even get to customize or tweak the character of your display using Asus Splendid.

Another favorite, the auto brightness setting is a huge factor that visibility in sunlight is pretty good.

Who doesn't love the notifications appear on your screen? Asus has a 2 drop-down menus instead of 1. On the left side of the screen, you get your notifications while on the right side is your quick over-all settings. 

Zen UI also allows different wallpapers on your lock screen and home screen, which I find very amusing! Android doesn't support this by default.

Specifications
Zenphone 5 uses a Dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 with 2GB RAM, mine comes with 16GB storage.

The great thing about Intel, the unit supports HyperThreading technology that allows the operating system to see each physical core as two processing cores, further improving performance. So, multitasking is excellent on ZenFone 5 as it has a full 2GB of RAM. The specifications helped a lot with Asus touch response of 60ms, (which is faster than iPhone5s) making the brand the best in the business for very fast touch response time.

Storage
I'm happy with the 16GB internal storage  and of course, I will use the microSD card expansion for my other important media.



Camera
Front camera comes with 2MP while main camera is 8MP with f/2.0 aperture lens  LED flash mounted above the Asus logo and a wide speaker beneath that Intel Inside logo.

Camera's overall quality is not that brilliant but fairly better among the price range of these devices. It will still give you decent photos in capturing great memories. The only secret is to find good light when taking photos so outdoor shots during daytime is always a perfect timing. You can't expect any mobile phone to give you quality results in any low-light conditions, c'mon people..

Battery
Although, Zenphone 5 uses power saving modes on the system, it comes with non-removable 2110mAh battery which I find rather disappointing as I will not have the option to replace when needed. 



Sounds
I was worried with this at first coz I was spoiled with my beats audio from the previous HTC One X. However, Asus has an on-board speaker from SonicMaster audio technology and I can live with it. I can still enjoy playing music and watch videos pleasurably.

CONCLUSION
Zenphone 5 package is rather excellent and a superb bargain. It might not satisfy my battery life expectations but most of my boxes were ticked. The performance is impressive and very reliable for day-to-day use.

Asus done an amazing job in managing a package that includes large, bright and sharp screen, great performance, decent connectivity and above-average camera.


Source: Can this phone bring you a little zen? By James Norton from www.techradar.com
Asus Zenfone 5 review by Andrew Williams from www.trustedreviews.com

Streetsyle photos by Love
Product photos by yours truly
Outfit by Benetton Middle East
Bag from Gap
Shoes from Ecco

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Beauty Routine of the Day ♥

11/22/2014 09:00:00 AM TINAYUMS
Clarins in 20 Red Fuschia
Inglot Blushers from Freedom Palette System 
Benefit Bling Brow

It's a redlip kinda day with just a few strokes of blush and adding a bling on my eyebrow just brightens up my day!






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Friday, November 21, 2014

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover ♥

11/21/2014 09:00:00 AM TINAYUMS

There's no doubt that I am a Bourjois lover, but adding this magic nail polish remover on my kit is just a delight! It never leaves my fingers dry once I finished removing my polish. Definitely a must have if you're a nail polish addict..


Photos by yours truly

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Clarins Holiday Gift Set - Double Serum Radiance ♥

11/20/2014 09:00:00 AM TINAYUMS

Double Serum Radiance
30ml Double Serum
30ml Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream
15ml Beauty Flash Balm
Presented in the medium size 2014 Holiday purse


Photos by yours truly
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Guerlain Christmas Collection 2014 ♥

11/18/2014 09:00:00 AM TINAYUMS
COQUE D’OR
Perfumed Shimmer Powder Body & Hair

PETROUCHKA PALETTE
Eyes & Blush Palette

Rouge G 820 Rouge Parade


Just by looking at the collection, the combination of gold and red is just brilliant interpreting the Christmas spirit, it also conveys one luxurious evening of celebration!

This year, the theme was inspired with 'midnight at the opera'.. which is one of my to-do lists in my life. Yes, like Julia Roberts at Pretty woman..!



Look how gorgeous is this bottle? Guerlain has reproduced Coque d’Or’s original bottle with gold-lacquered glass and adorned with a vibrant red bulb, picture it with the opera’s velvet curtains.

Once you press the bulb, a fine shimmer powder in golden-toned will embrace your hair, forearms and neck and is delicately scented with Coque d’Or’s legendary chypre notes blended with rose, bergamot and patchouli.


The Petrouchka palette, on the other hand, is just exceptional that can easily slip on your evening bag!

Combinations of eyeshadow shades from champagne to copper brown for those warm looks and beneath, are 4 matte blushes; fresh pink and coral for that cheekbones while rosewood and brown for contouring. Now I don't need to worry bringing 2 or 3 pieces of makeup coz I have this baby!

The golden case comes with an elastic red fabric bow that can served either a bracelet or a hair tie.


And who forgets the lips to complete your look? Not me! Uhhmmm, how about French red?

I have the biggest crush on the Rouge G package and I am absolutely delighted that now it is in red..! 

Oh! this pretty thing is in 820 Rouge Parade shade.

Stay glamorous this Christmas ladies!



Photos by yours truly

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Institut Esthederm Lift & Repair ♥

11/17/2014 04:00:00 PM TINAYUMS

INSTITUT ESTHEDERM-LIFT & REPAIR TECHNOLOGY 

A real treatment to restructure, regenerate and firm skin.

Absolute Smoothing Cream in 50ml jar
  • decreases wrinkle volume in -23%
  • for best results, use with Absolute Tightening Serum


Instant Repulp Mask
  • With the latest composition of NMF's (Natural Moisturizing Factors).


Eye Contour Smoothing Care

  • Smoother skin around the eye contour duly noted by 71.4% of the women after 14 days.







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