Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CLINIQUE Loot bag Giveaway! :D

Hi everyone! I would like to share to you My Gorgeous Pink Cheeks giveaway! :D
As you could read on the blog post, it is all about Clinique! If you're in love with Clinique or is so curious about it you wanna have a chance to try it, join her giveaway now!

Here are the prizes:

Head to her giveaway by clicking here.

BoA's Amazing Kiss

One of my all-time favorite Asian singers is BoA. BoA is an abbreviation that stands for Beat of Angel, and she really is one. I love the theme of her songs and her voice was truly angelic! So, without further ado, I would like to share BoA's Amazing Kiss:

and for those who like me can't understand some or all the words, I included here the lyrics in english version. :)

Tell me what you're dreaming bout tonight 
I never want to let you go
The lips that kissed my lashes and your sleepy smile
Sinking into the darkest night
A breezeless flow in the afterglow
You and me together we could go that extra mile
Sweet nothings and time 

Only you and the rhyme
Dizzy vertigo 
Round and round as we go

Amazing Kiss 

Shining stars and I'll miss
The flame that used to be ours, ours alone
Cuz we made it happen...our miracle
True and blue to our oracle
Precious in my love...tu ru tu tu yeah
I remember...

Amazing Kiss

This is only shooting star
The love that used to be ours, 
I'm in love wow woh
Joy, Affection... our universe
Supernatural whirls
Precious in my love... tu ru tu tu yeah

Looking for words our brainwaves 

Found a way to communicate
Secret sounds that you and I monopolize
The moon reflected on the waves 
Moving in time reverberates
Drifting ashore to you deep into your eyes

As I lay awake

Another night of heartbreak
Longing for you 
Hits me out of the blue

Amazing Kiss 

Sprinkled pieces of bliss
Promises that we'll be forevermore
In the Milky Way I guess it's no more
Don't you remember our vow, oh
Precious in my love... tu ru tu tu yeah
I remember...

Amazing Kiss 

This is only shooting star
The love that used to be ours, 
I'm in love wow woh
Joy, Affection... our universe
Supernatural whirls
Precious in my love... tu ru tu tu yeah

Tough enough to weather the hands of time

Cuz our dream beams gonna shine on
You and I will come this way again 
True blue to our destiny
Leaning up against this wall of ice 
Never gonna let love fade away
I don't want you to go
So forevermore
Just the way you are...

Precious in my love 

Woh yeah yeah...yah~
Just the way you are...
Precious in my love 
Woh yeah yeah...yah~
Just the way you are...

Amazing Kiss 

Shining stars and I'll miss
The flame that used to be ours, ours alone
Cuz we made it happen...our miracle
True and blue to our oracle
Precious in my love...tu ru tu tu yeah
I remember... 

Amazing Kiss 

This is only shooting star
The love that used to be ours, 
I'm in love wow woh
Joy, Affection... our universe
Supernatural whirls
Precious in my love... tu ru tu tu yeah

Amazing Kiss Sprinkled pieces of bliss

Promises that we'll be forevermore
In the Milky Way I guess it's no more
Don't you remember our vow, oh
Precious in my love... tu ru tu yeah
I remember... 

Love the girl, the music and the meaning behind the song! For me, it's one of her best songs and I won't get tired listening and singing to this song. :) 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Michelle Phan's Close Up and Personal: My Must Haves

I'm not sure why, but I love answering random questions, and its a good thing that Mish of http://www.michellephan.com have a regular post called Close Up and Personal where she answer some random questions. She encourage her readers to answer the questions too so I decided to blog about it too! :D

If you want to see my answers my first close up and personal post click here.

Michelle's questions and answers are:

1. If you could only wear 3 products, what would the be? - Concealer, brow pencil, mascara

2. One thing in your closet you can't live without? - Leather jacket... goes with everything!

3. One thing in your kitchen you can't live without? - Chopsticks. I can do anything with my chopsticks.

and of course, here are my answers as well:

1. If you could only wear 3 products, what would the be?  - bb cream, mascara, lipstick. Check out my new-m0m quick make up routine!

2. One thing in your closet you can't live without? - socks, it keeps me comfty. :)

3. One thing in your kitchen you can't live without? - fork :P and since it's kitchen time, check out my comfort food!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Giveaway | MakeUpLove x FavorDeal Jewelry

I personally love those owl head stud earrings!!!
If you want to get the chance to have these cute babies, join MakeUpLove's Giveaway here.

Bella cheated Edward, TWICE!

Say what??? OMG double UHKP! (as Blair would have said it)

I'm not a huge Kristen Stewart fan, but this is just soooooooooooooo SAD! SMH...

How did she cheated Eddy twice?

Well, if you've read the Twilight Saga books and/or watched the films... (Breaking Dawn 2 coming soon) Then you'll know that in a way, Bella cheated the sparkling cold vampire with a hot werewolf.

Edward heard Jacob's and Bella's conversation, even Jacob's thoughts while snuggling, yet Edward forgave and understand Bella because he loves her. And when a vamp fall in love, they will never fall out of it.

But the question is, if it's still the case in real life?

Kristine Stewart,22 and Robert Pattison,26 are real life sweetheart, but unfortunately, she was accidentally photographed  kissing and embracing the director of her most recent movie "Snow White and the Huntsman", Rupert Sanders,41.

After the bomb exploded, Kristen told People magazine:

"I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry."

The worse part of cheating a forever young sparkling vampire (that girls go gaga with) is that she replaced him with a married guy with two young children. SMH

Plus, the director's wife is Stewart's mom in "Snow White and the Huntsman", now what would you think will happen on the sequel? Awkward, I know!!!

Thing is, before you act stupid, think twice. Because your stupidity could risk the EVERYTHING you love and build and invested into.

Moving back to Robert, will he forgive Kristen? What do you think?

P.S. - Don't want to end up like Kristen? Read how to make the relationship stronger.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

30 Things About You

Another personal blog post! :D Here are the 30 random things you might  want to know about me!

1 - I have two siblings (a girl and a boy) and I'm the first-born. :)

2 - would you believe that I'm a jaundice (yellow) baby and at the same time blue baby, thank goodness I survive my heart surgery!

3 - Gerilen is my name and I did a poem about it.
my name is an answer to a problem,
it completes a mathematical sentence...
it is however a german word as well
powerful yet better left unsaid..

gerry plus ellen equals i
gerilen is my name
but no, im not stricken

a math genius,
i will never be
for one plus one is one
i might believe..

i would rock a stilleto,
write 'i love yous' in steno
draw the calculus worm,
make a wrong impression.

what's in my bag?
you might ask..
a calculator, an eyelash curler..
lipstick and hard hat makes me ponder..

4 - used to teach my classmates how to read, write and do the math when I was in grade one that's why

5 - my classmates used to call me their "little teacher".

6 - love to read books! hardbound, ebook even audiobooks I warmly welcome! Do you have any ebooks that you could send me?

7 - formulas are inevitable to me yet

8 - i love blogging!

9 -  I'm not a cat nor a dog person, I think I might be a rabbit person? if I had one.

10 - I'm a loner, but oh no, I'm not lonely!

11 - I'd rather wash the dishes than cook. Normal spontaneous delivery didn't make me invisible to small "pain" like hot cooking oil!

12 - used to have crooked teeth, knees and
brain. That's why I wore braces,

and will never pass for a beauty title because I could never do Ms. Supsup's tsunami walk, and never mind the brain, it's still crooked...

13 - when I was in high school, I tried cutting classes & I've been to the Guidance Office more than once,

14 - I ended up as the School Salutatorian.

15 - I chose electronics over baking during one of my summer classes... now, I can't bake.

16 - I created my very first radio, on an illustration board, and ranked Top 4!

17 - is it not obvious that I love painting faces and nails, but I'd rather have perfect skin without make up rather than owing all high end products just to cover it! *how I wish!*
playing with falsies!
18 - I'm scared of roaches, no, scratch that, I'm afraid of anything that crawls and insects that can fly!

19 - I punched a girl once and

20 - slapped a boy twice.

21 - I'd rather live in the past close to nature than live in the future of high technology.

22 - I could easily forgive and forget... and people abused that!

23 - I'm excited when the plane is taking off, but is always too anxious during landing. :/

24 - Aside from this blog, I have three more...

25 -  I'd rather be tan, have long lashes and be 6' tall than have boobies, fair skin and deep-set eyes

26 - I dreamed to be teacher, called a doctor and build structures.

28 - my financial dream is to have a cafe-boutique.

29 - if I have three wishes, I'll wish for health, happiness and another set of three wishes! Smart, right?

30 - I believe in paradise here on earth. JW.ORG

Make your own "30 Things" about you and share your link below! :D

Iambabypanda's Rainy Day Giveaway

It's raining hard like it will never rain again, that's why beauty blogger Iambabypanda decided to host a generous giveaway! :D Yay! :P

There will be not one but two winners for this giveaway which will get either SME Gifts or YGE Gifts! :D

SME Gifts:
♥ The Boys Album by Girls' Generation
♥ Sexy, Free and Single Album by Super Junior
♥ Innisfree Eco Natural Green Tea BB Cream SPF25/PA++
♥ Makeup Forever HD Blush Microfinish Cream Blush in Fresh Pink
♥ Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams in Monte Carlo, Addis Ababa, Milan, Tokyo, San Paulo
♥ Etude House Highlight Me Body Glam SPF 50+/  PA+++
♥ Dolly Wink Liquid Liner in Black
♥ Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara 

YGE Gifts:
♥ 2ne1 Album by 2ne1
♥ Alive Album by Big Bang
♥ Innisfree Eco Natural Green Tea BB Cream SPF25/PA++
♥ Makeup Forever HD Blush Microfinish Cream Blush in Fuchsia
♥ Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams in Monte Carlo, Addis Ababa, Abu Dhabi, Instanbul, Amsterdam
♥ Etude House Highlight Me Body Glam SPF 50+/  PA+++
♥ Dolly Wink Liquid Liner in Black
♥ Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara

So what are you waiting for, go ahead and join her giveaway here.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

A Fairy Flying High awarded Gerilen Elinessete the Liebster Blog Award November last year.

I learned that this special award is given to those deserving bloggers with less than 200 followers. It's a German word Liebster that means 'dearest' and 'beloved'. 

This award encourage me to blog more. I learned that as long as my blog is 'loved' and appreciated it doesn't matter whether I have one or a million readers. :) Personally I decided not to host a giveaway yet just to hoard followers, (but I would host a giveaway soon, as a token of appreciation for reaching a milestone or an anniversary.) As of now, I enjoy writing and expressing myself by blogging while making friends with other bloggers here online.

I'll take this opportunity to thank Ms. Kirsclair of A Fairy Flying High for this recognition. :)
P.S. Check her blog and see a fairy flying high! Woohoo! ;)

Here are the rules:
  1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  3. Post the award on your blog.
  4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.
  5.  And, best of all – have fun and spread the good karma!
I know it's been a long time since this award was bestowed upon me, but heck, I need to look for my five top awardees too! :) After searching the blogsphere, here are the blogs I deemed worth reading and is deserving for this precious award:

***drum roll***

Congratulations bloggers for this award! :D Hope you could spread the love too! :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lemony Snicket's The Series of Unfortunate Events Book 3: The Wide Window

If you wanna know how the unfortunate events of the Baudelaires started, then read book1 - the bad beginning and follow their misery in book2 - the reptile room...

Book 3 - The Wide Window

If you don't wanna continue reading, I will never force you, but like Mr. Lemony Snicket, I already decided to stick with the orphans as they are like brother and sisters to me. Like Klaus I love to read, Violet's hair ribbon is one of my favorite fashion accessories, and just as much as Sonny loves to bite, I love to nibble finger foods too...

After Uncle Monty's death, they were introduced to
Aunt Josephine
a kind widow frightened by many, I mean almost ALL things ever since her Husband Ike died in Lake Lachrymose after being eaten by Lachrymose Leeches...

She's afraid of the lake Lachrymose yet her house is located at a cliff just above the lake. Honestly, the house is cute! hehe As an engineer, I find it very amusing! The side facing the lake is the library where an huge window is installed. Could you believe that the heaviest part of the house is on that side? o.O
Aunt Josephine's House
She is too comical and funny whenever she warned the kids not to answer the phone, open the fridge and cook their meals. :)) Although very frightful, she is strict when it comes to grammar, she loves grammar so much that she even have an enormous library of grammar on her home. The enormous library has an enormous window (this is where the book title came from) which overlooks the lake and a cave...

Count Olaf entered the scene as the one-legged owner of a boat rental Captain Sham, who lost his leg after being eaten by the horrible lachrymose leeches. The orphans easily spotted that he was the count and warned Aunt Josephine but to no avail. In the long run, Aunt Josephine was runaway with a note saying that the new Bauldelaire guardian would be Captain Sham... The letter is filled with misspelled words and grammatical errors that Klaus realized that Aunt Josephine is hiding a coded message to the children.

In the end, they saved her from hiding on a cave called "Curdled Cave" but because of Hurricane Herman and Aunt Josephine's eating banana, lachrymose leeches started to pursue them making holes on their boat while big waves hitting them... At this point I thank Captain Sham, I mean Count Olaf for being there for the children, yet again, he is the reason why Aunt Josephine was eaten alive by the leeches. Yes, in the beginning, their parents died, in the reptile room died Uncle Monty, and now in lake Lachrymose died Aunt Josephine. And all of these are doings of the Count.

So, have you read the third book or watched the film? Tell me what do you think of the Bauldelaires and their future?
*photos not mine

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Photo Blog #2 Newborn

I post a photo blog before because its one of our bc blogger meme for the month of July. Since then I decided to start a post that features my photo/s of the week... And now that I started using Instagram, :))I would probably post more instagrammed photos! Kewl!
So, here are my first instagrammed photos of the week! It's random, it's personal and it's vintage-y! <3
blog lovin'
that is what I do in the wee hours of the night, because every two hours or so I need to
feed the baby
good thing I have my super mom to help me out
mom and I
I love how I see and feel that my babe is satisfied, he looked
and half asleep almost all the time during feeding.
Is breastfeeding hypnotic?
I just noticed that even how fuzzy he gets, when he started feeding, he calms immediately and fall asleep. :)
He's so cute!
So, what's your week in 
 photos? Share them!

P.S. follow me on instagram! :D that's http://instagram.com/gerilen ;)

Friday, July 20, 2012

My New Quick Make Up Routine!

When you are single, you got all the time in the world to choose what clothes to wear, hair do to don and make up to use, but when you have a little you running around, calling out for your attention and is completely dependent on you, well, even combing your hair might be a hard thing to do! lol But its alright, I love being a new mom, it's a really hard 24hour task but its rewarding. :) Yet, that doesn't excuse us moms not to look good, right? So between juggling my baby, being a wife and work I still squeeze some social life and me-time whenever possible. :)

Looking good will definitely make you feel good! So here are some of the ways to keep things easy despite of all the hard works needed! :P
  • Lippies - I don't have much time doing smokey eyes anymore so I stay contented with moisturized lips. I always use my venus and mars smooch lip to moisturize my skin and add a little color like lipstain and my ET pinkish Dear Darling Roll Roll Gloss or ET colar Moon Crystal Power Gloss. Having moisturized lips is a great way to kick-start the morning looking fab and refreshed! Wearing red lips needs a more neutral looking eye make up, so as long as the eyebrows are okay, I'm good to go!
  • BB Cream - the answer for on-the-go mom, its a mixture of moisturizer and foundation in one! :D Thank goodness for this product it gives me more time to do more things than applying layers of products on my skin. It has spf protection, anti-acne, antioxidants and can give light to moderate coverage as a foundation and is available at any drugstore. Tinted moisturizers can also give us mom extra time, because it hits two birds with one stone! Applying moisturizer and foundation in one is a good time saver, right?
  • Mascara - pop the eyes with the right mascara, I usually skip eyeliners these past few days and I have new love for mascara whether its brown, black or even blue! :P Just having my sparse eyelashes longer and thicker gives me self-confidence that I can conquer the day even with my arms full of baby! lol Good thing I'm still using my  Lashem eyelash and eyebrow conditioner. :)
That's it. My new everyday make up routine! Sometimes I slap on some blush but its OK to skip it.. :P The most important thing is you'll still look great. :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

BC Blogger Meme: Family Bonding

One of the things that make me happy is our family day. Why? Because family is one of the priceless treasures we should cherish.

Studying the Bible together is one of our ways to strengthen our family ties. Aside from hanging out inside the house together during stormy days and play some classic games or have a movie marathon while sipping chocolates and hotcakes, as much as possible, we try to eat together, so that we could chat and update one another on how our days gone in school, work and with friends. When one member is out-of-town, we always keep in touch, my dad really showed us how important to him to check on us, and that we update him every now and then on where are we, what we do, when we’ll be home. He even gave each of us a post-paid phone. We also love to do picnics during holidays, we love to travel together.

In the end, doing things together as a family really keeps the bond stronger. And personally, I think these traits helped me against peer pressure, and now I’m happy I don’t have vices.

How do you bond with your family? Share yours!

P.S. Curious about BC Blogger? Click the BC Bloggers tab!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Secret to Our Happiness

I'm more than two years married from my five-year long steady boyfriend since college, and I must say, in more than eight years, we've been through a lot of ups and downs. One can call it hardship; staying steady for the past half decade, the adjustment periods for newly weds and now as new parents, like a boat sailing, we've passed storms while holding hands together, and we enjoy sunsets over the ocean's blue blanket of water with my head on his shoulder.

We know we have  a lifetime to prove our sacred vow of marriage, yet these small milestones for both us is a great achievement!  We are aware that in our times where divorce, annulment and separation is just a step away, we manage to hold on to our relationship. Our secrets? Well, it's not actually a secret, I would prefer calling it our standards and principles in life.

First off, we both believe that God is the originator of marriage, hence, it is then right for us to find guidelines for our marriage in His word, The Holy Scriptures. It helps us to remind ourselves on what are our roles as a couple, as husband and wife. By sincerely trying to  apply the Bible principles in our family lives, we found great happiness and inner peace in our circle.

our wedding rings

We learned that we should compliment each other just like this:

Never too young nor too old to compliment each other. Be sweet, stay crazy inlove! Continue courting your wife, and continue respecting your husband. On our case, we try to set a dinner date like we used to when we were just dating. We also try to avoid using each other, instead of thinking about "me, myself and I", we try to think as a team, "we, us, and our". And instead of thinking about myself, I try to think about his personal interest first.

We learned that having intimate communication is a must too. This will iron out small misunderstandings hence avoiding issues to explode like bombs on our faces. This is also a good way to make the right decisions in our relationship, by considering each other's opinions and point of view of the matter. Could you believe that by hearing one's side, sometimes you'll realize, "hey, I didn't saw it that way...", like there's a new light or angle that you hadn't notice and vice versa. We usually talk about what went on our day before going to bed after praying together, or by video/call/text whenever husband is away.

A perfect marriage is an illusion,  but happiness in a relationship nowadays is still unbelievably possible!
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Oh yes! There are times for romance and fight. Love covers sin, and when you love someone, you'll try to see a way to forgive and forget. This is on a general point of view however, because it really depends on how serious the committed "crime" is. Well, we learned to forgive each other, forget the issue and try to never raise it up again, or else we'll end up in a cycle of "violence, remorse, romance" again and again. And that would make the relationship unhealthy.

Keeping your cool when he's hot! Husband is so committed to his work, and I just hate it when we face our laptops and make our seats hot! So, the stubborn me always keep on pestering him! Hehehe Sense of Humor is one of the sweetest ingredients of happy relationship! There's this time when he's ignoring me,
I wrote "I <3 U" on his forehead using my red lipstick! ;P
and told him, one big smile on the camera and I'll be gone! See, I got what I asked for! I just love this photo!

 The shivery shudders lovers felt during their first years in a relationship will gradually slow down and on some point stop, but staying committed will keep the fire burning!
when I was 8 months pregnant
"...If you really love the person you intend to marry, commitment will not seem like a burden. Instead, it will be viewed as a source of security. The sense of commitment... will make a couple want to stay together... and be supportive of each other come what may." - The Secret of Family Happiness


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