my first BeautyMNL haul

July 31, 2016

Earlier this week I posted this image on Instagram, teasing what was to be yet another haul post. (I've been online shopping way too much recently..) Today, I'll be showing you my first ever makeup and skincare haul from BeautyMNL

my first BeautyMNL haul | chainyan.co
Even though I was already familiar with BeautyMNL through beauty blogs, I hadn't actually used their shop until now, aside from the occasional browsing aka online window shopping, but I finally had the chance to try it out for myself and see what all the buzz was about! ヽ(〃・ω・)ノ

review : Gothic Angel Eclipse Violet Lens

July 28, 2016

It's been a while since I did a contact lens review, hasn't it? The last one was more than a year ago, I believe! This might be surprising to some long-time readers of my blog—the me of a few years ago would have a new contact lens review almost every other month. The reason why I haven't been reviewing lenses anymore.. well, let's just say my eyes have become more sensitive over time, so these days I've become more careful with trying new lenses. Or at least, I make sure to only have two to three lenses open – one natural pair for normal days, and one or two for days I feel like wearing something cute. A big difference from years ago, when I had at least five (!!) lenses opened at a time.

Gothic Angel Eclipse Violet | chainyan.co
Even though these days I try to minimize the use of contact lenses (I stick to wearing my glasses if I'm staying at home or just going out for a few errands), I can't completely let go of them as they've already become an important part of my whole look. From time to time, I still look around for new and interesting designs to try. Just recently, I received a new pair to review from LensFlavorsGothic Angel Eclipse Violet Lenses* ♥

O-kun Fiesta 2 + Blush Con haul

July 25, 2016

Hey everyone! Today I thought I'd share with you some of my recent fandom-related acquisitions. This is the first time ever that I'm sharing a haul that's not of clothes, makeup, or skincare! To be honest, I was actually wondering if people would be interested in seeing my ACG (anime/cosplay/gaming) event hauls, since I always post about my other purchases anyway. I even sent out a tweet asking about it last night, but before I knew I already had a post drafted and ready to be published the next day. That said, this is totally spur-of-the-moment, but I hope you like it! (ノ≧∀≦)ノ☆

O-kun Fiesta 2 + Blush Con haul | chainyan.co

June + July 2016

July 20, 2016

June + July 2016 photodiary | chainyan.co

Hello everyone! Apologies for being MIA again. I've been in a bit of a slump and haven't been able to do anything blog-related recently. I actually have a ton of things I want to write about, but I'm the type that has to feel good to be able to get good results — if I don't feel like doing it 100%, I save it for later. It's just that this time, "later" turned out to be after almost two weeks. Sorry! Here's a quick (yet very image heavy) life update.

Coron, 2015

July 7, 2016 Coron, Palawan, Philippines

Coron 2015 | chainyan.co
Since my last blogpost was (somewhat) summer-themed, I thought I'd take this opportunity to show you photos from our Coron trip! The trip itself was aeons ago, in February 2015, but I realized that I never got to talk about it here on the blog. These photos have been sleeping in Lightroom for more than a year, and I'd forgotten all about them until I saw Kaila, Ashley, and Chichi's "Boracawaii" blogposts. It seems like such a waste not to share these photos of beautiful Coron with everyone, so here they are, with a bit of commentary from me ♥

my favorite summer lip colors

July 2, 2016

my favorite summer lip colors | chainyan.co

A couple of months ago, I posted a series of photos on my SNS featuring three "summer vacation looks". In reality, it was actually just one makeup look that I made to look like three different ones, using different lip colors and outfits. While I was editing the photos, I realized that two of the three looks actually look quite similar, so I put off writing this for quite a long time, thinking I could do a re-shoot. (I never got around to doing one, because I'm lazy af.) Now that summer in the Philippines is long over (though it still feels like summer 24/7), I wasn't sure whether or not I should still post this, but since summer is just starting in other parts of the world, why not! And so, here are my top three favorite lips for summer!

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