Monday, May 13, 2013

Viva Vigan!

My Recent Escapade: Vigan City

Viva Vigan! It's on my bucket-list! I have always wanted to visit Vigan and I thank GMA for this opportunity to step on the grounds of Vigan City in Ilocos Sur. 

Visiting the place is one my most memorable experience I have in GMA.

I was chosen as one of the field reporters for the World Costume Festival which was held for the first time in Vigan.

Vigan is one of world's most preserved heritage site as declared by United Nations.

The old town is approximately 8 to 10 hours ride from Manila. Just in case you are lost, you will need a google map/ iPhone maps, a good Internet connection and a fully charged phone. Yes! We got lost on our way to Vigan.

Getting around Vigan, first of all you need to hydrate and protect your skin. You would need a hat. Which you can buy at around 50-100 pesos only.

By the way, I was with my sister, Grace, touring around the heritage site.

We will need a ride. Kalesa ride for an hour rent costs 150php.

There is a way of figuring out whether the horse is make or female. Female horses have flowers placed on her head. See?


There's a difference between the terms 'Kalesa' and 'karwahe' although sometimes used interchangeably. A Kalesa is more of a public transport and a Karwahe is private and high-end/ high quality ride for high class citizens long time ago.


I recommend that you should never leave the city without taking a marvelous time touring around Vigan on board a Kalesa.
It's amazing!

First stop, National Museum located at Padre Burgos Street. Get to know more about Padre Burgos and his life.



Next, the Basilica.


The very old Bell Tower. Beside me (left) is Mrs. Cecille Quibod-Castro of GMA Cebu. 

At nighttime, it's best to stroll around because it's cold and cozy. Night market comes to life.

Abel Ilocano is a must-have souvenir along with longganisa,empanadas and chichacorn.

More souvenirs ...



As for food, it's relatively cheaper in Vigan. Plus, they don't take advantage of the festival and raise they're prices.

Another must-visit, Tummy Talk and must-try food, yang chow Bagnet.


There you have it! I hope this will help especially to those who plan to visit Vigan soon.

By the way, here's some camera shots behind the scenes of the Viva Vigan World Costume Festival Special Coverage with Denielle Magno, GMA Dagupan.

Til my next trip!


Cherry Maning


Sunday, May 5, 2013


Old post.

Hotta! Hotta! This summer is so special because Cherryfic Finds released it's very own special Blazer Collection.

Executives and the like should invest more on nice clothes for us to look fit for the job and authoritative professionals. These are things that should be considered "essentials" and should be prioritized.

Invest on high quality products and see how it moves your professional lives into the positive side of things.

These blazers provide the best comfort to users. It has a lining inside and the cloth used outside is superb. It costs 1,500 php. It may be a little bit pricey but the quality? Huh! It's perfect.

The blazers in the recent collection comes in different colors. Well, executives nowadays are not anymore boring. They experiment. They love to be in different colors. 

I am the kind of shopper that if I love one item so much, I'd rather collect all colors. How about you? 

Play with your attire. It's never too late to be happy about yourself.

Moving on with the colorful ones, there are these timeless nude, black and blue colored blazers. This fashion is forever.


Remember to choose the right kind of blazer. Not all blazers make us sexy. The secret lies in the cut. Cherryfic's new collection of blazers frames all body types bringing out the sexiness in each fashionista! 

Hope you learned something today. mwaah


Cherry Maning

Edited. 2015

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The "All I've Ever Wanted" Box Review

Blogging through my phone now! Yep! But I'm using Blogger App now instead of Blogsy. I really really wish though that my Blogsy on my iPad be fixed as soon as possible. I missed blogging... And i missed you guys. So here it is! To start off our May, I decided to make a review of the item I bought last night.

So this box contains 72 eyeshadows. These palettes are round and small, like that of 25 centavo coin, mostly earth colors but includes my favorite hot pink, red with a twist of tangerine and those kinds of shades. Well, it seems like colors are repeated or maybe there's a bit of a difference but it's so minimal that some colors like lavender and other shades of violet look the same. What I love the most is that the colors are fit for everyday use. It's cool. Some are glittery and some are matte.

I don't use a base cream in applying eyeshadows but if I will try, then I will make another review. What I did today was to try using it with water. I dipped the brush to a clean and clear water just enough to wet the tip then chose a color and applied it. It looks nice though. Remember that there are palettes that are not water based and you will know it when you apply it. When it cakes after dipping the brush on water or if the color doesn't stick on the skin and becomes too dusty, then it's not water-based.

Moving on, there are 8 face colors: 1 face powder, 1 bronzer, 1 contour, 1 highlighter and 4 lovely blushers.
I love everything! The bronzer is the coolest. And good thing the face powder matches my skin tone.

There are 6 lip colors and so far, it's sticky and tight on my lips which I like. The colors are perfect for the earth colored palettes and there's red hot lip-smacking tint. In all fairness, Nyx's semi matte lipsticks are the best it gives a smooth finish and it's soft and gentle on lips.
These regular glossy lipsticks are of the best quality also.

Overall, for the SRP of 1,400 php, Nyx's The "All I've Ever Wanted" box is rated 9/10. It could have been perfect if the box includes my favorite Nyx's Eye pencils to complete the set. But hey gals you should go grab one!