Sunday, March 27, 2016

Loreal Curl Impact Collagene Mascara Review - Philippines

I bought my Loreal Curl Impact Collagene Mascara at SM City during its 3 Day Sale. It was super cheap at 50% off plus an additional 10% because of SMAC card. So with a 500 pesos (roughly $10) price tag, I paid about 225 pesos for it.

What I love about it is that:

  •  It looks nice on me. It was light and it was removable by warm water.

However, a major downer was, I spotted one or two lash coming off when I wash the mascara off.

Is this why it was on sale? I just bought it because it was cheap.

I only tried it twice and two times, some lashes fell off. And I can't afford losing any more lashes! Dare I try it a third time?

Monday, February 29, 2016

Ride Along 2 - Movie Review

Ride Along 2 was a lot better than JeruZalem (see my other review) since I actually finished this one. It's a story about two cops: one dependable, the other an idiot and they are chasing a drug dealer from Atlanta to Miami.

The two cops are actually going to be brother-in-laws in the future, which is why the dependable cop brought along klutzy cop with him.

I haven't watched Ride Along 1, and I don't know if watching it would have made me appreciate this better or not. It could have been a stand-alone and you could still get the gist of the story.

It was just too cliche that I felt like I have watched this plotline more than a couple of times before. The stupid, klutzy cop wanting to prove himself and the competent cop making sure he stays in line. Enter beautiful, sexy cop to keep things interesting and that scene where she uses her charms to distract the bad guy.

In the end, of course it's the klutzy cop who saves the day and he earns a bit of respect from his future brother-in-law.

Reading the synopsis I actually thought it was the competent cop who had a girlfriend and the silly cop to be the younger brother of the hot girl.

If you like these type of movies, then you might enjoy this. But it was just too painful for me to watch the antics of Kevin Hart (klutzy cop).

JeruZalem - Movie Review

I've read a couple of JeruZalem movie reviews online and since they probably topped your google page hits, you already have a pretty good idea on what this movie is about.

In case you haven't read it though, it's about a couple of female tourists, best friends, who went to Jerusalem for adventure. They meet this guy in the plane who cajoled them in going to Jerusalem first instead of their original destination.

I didn't really care about the cliche plot of sex, adventure, apocalypse, interesting views, I could have watched that and still not have wasted my time and money. What other reviewers failed to mention is that this movie was mostly shot on the lead character's perspective.

To describe it more concretely, it's like playing those RPGs wherein you're the one holding the gun like in Clash of Clans or maybe, Tomb  Raider. I guess others are okay with this, since a lot of these games make a lot of money, but for other people like me, it's just one big Headache - literally!

I couldn't finish the movie and not even halfway, I wanted to vomit. So if you don't like those type of games, you probably won't like this movie either.

I never  even got to see the monsters....

Friday, August 23, 2013

Flood and Bad Weather during my NCLEX exam

If you've been watching the news, typhoon Maring flooded 80% of Manila. Unfortunately for me, I was there when it happened.

I was there on the 19th, a day before my exam. It rained the whole night so when we woke up, the road outside our hotel was nealry waist deep.

I'm already panicking at this stage. I kept calling all the numbers at my ATT but I kept getting a fixed message plus being referred to another number. I called the one for the US and all it advised me was to contact the local one here for Manila.

Because it was so impossible, I decided not to go to the testing center. I went in the afternoon when the rain subsided a bit. To my surprise, there were still some people who went to Trident in the morning despite the bad weather. The guard at the door didn't really know or care if the exam was cancelled or not so they told me to go up at 27th floor for Pearsonvue.

Thankfully the guard/watcher there did affirm that the NCLEX exam was cancelled since yesterday. Actually all other exams at Pearsonvue were cancelled including HAAD I think.

Unfortunately (another unfortunate for me), my Authorization to test (ATT) is to expire on Aug 27th. There are no more available slots at Pearsonvue from 21st-27th. So what happens now?

I called the numbers listed, and they told me to wait 3-5 business days. Now I'm waiting, with my fingers crossed. Because I really do not want to go through the process of reapplying all over again and spendin much $$$ on this.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Don't Buy Samsung Aircon

Yes, as the title reads, don't buy Samsung Aircons.

Despite the brand's current fame worldwide as being a trusted brand, I no longer equate the brand's name to quality and efficient service.

The past 2-3 years we've bought a Samsung LCD TV, a Samsung camera and a Samsung aircon.

 We bought our aircon last 2011 and it was supposed to reach it's 2 year mark this September. Unfortunately before it stopped cooling completely, we had to have it cleaned a lot because it was not performing as well as when it was brand new. Then all of a sudden it's broken.

They told us it was an "outdoor board defect" and thus it was not covered by the warranty. Okay... so that's life. What's depressing is we had to wait at least a MONTH to have it fixed! Is that efficient?

So far we have been disappointed by our Samsung products. Our Samsung LCD was hit by lightning and so it's now broken too. I don't know how long we have to wait to have it fixed and how much they will charge for it this time.

I don't know how well the Samsung phones fare since they seem to be a hot commodity right now. But I for one won't consider buying another Samsung product for a while. Maybe never again because of this experience

I emailed their customer service and I got a reply on my first email. They told me to email again proof of purchase etc... and it's funny because underneath that email is a note that says "do not reply to this email". So I had to do some effort and go back to their website's page to email again my proof and documents. I don't know if they received my email that time because I didn't get a reply the second time around.

If you were wondering our aircon unit is this one...
product code ASV13ESQN