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Current Beauty Faves in a Bangkang Papel – Prayers and Batibot Memories

Do any of you remember the local TV show Batibot?  If you were born in the late 70s to mid-80s you probably do.  Aside from watching Sesame Street I also watched Batibot whenever I caught it on TV.  Yes, at the time I lived in Dasmariñas in a big house with my Lola and I was a teeny-weeny bit spoiled as an only kid, but shows like Batibot in addition to Betamax tapes of Sesame Street and Saturday Morning Cartoons from the U.S. kept me company and expanded my world with slice-of-life narratives.  I wish more shows like this still existed today.  One of those narratives was a video segment called “Bangkang Papel” which in Filipino means “paper boat”.  A lot of children in the Philippines don’t have expensive toys to play with so they often make their own and folded paper boats were (before mobile phone games)  just as popular here as paper planes are in the US.  Today’s beauty post is a bit different in light of what’s happened because of the rain.  The flooding here in the Philippines has caused a lot of people to lose their homes and relatives.  Some have been relocated temporarily to cramped relief centers.  I’ve decided to keep it simple today and just share a few current favorites brought to you in a “bangkang papel”.  Two of these I’ve fully reviewed, the rest I’ve only just mentioned.

 

CLOCKWISE: K-Palette 1-Day Tattoo Eyeliner (BLACK but in Limited Edition Pink Polka Dot Tube), K-Palette Kuma Concealer, Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara, Kai Beauty-M Razor (Japan Home Center), Clinique Shimmer Stripes Powder blush in 01 Peony (free travel sample size, a gift).  Reviewed items are linked in bold.

1. K-Palette 1-Day Tattoo Eyeliner -    I’ll keep all these mentions short and simple because I don’t have it in me 100% to fully expound on cosmetics today because of the storm calamity.  This is a great, easy-to-use liquid eyeliner that’ll help you get a nice sharp cat’s eye. K-Palette products are available in Beauty Bar. (upcoming full review)

2. K-Palette Kuma Concealer -   - This concealer performs similarly to the peach color correctors of MAC and Bobbi Brown, it instantly lifts and corrects dark circles, comes in 3 shades with skin benefits, and is a smooth but concentrated consistency like Michelle Phan’s favorite Amazing Concealer. (upcoming full review.)

3. Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara - My favorite everyday mascara right now because it separates, defines, holds curl, is waterproof so doesn’t smudge (on me, may vary), AND big plus, isn’t a pain to remove.

4. Clinique Shimmer Stripes Powder blush in 01 Peony (free travel sample size, a gift) -This was simply given to me by my Ninang, it’s a free sample size of Clinique Shimmer Stripes Powder blush.  These aren’t glittery or even “shimmery” in a pixie dust way don’t worry, they’re a pearl-to-satin finish and the Peony shade gives cheeks that mild hint of rosy.

 

Right now many districts and provinces in Luzon are in a state of calamity due to the heavy rains these last few days.  I may or may not be as active on the blog this week and some personal posts might go up.  Let’s offer up prayers of thanksgiving for ourselves who are healthy, clean, and dry and prayers of compassion and mercy for people who have lost their loved ones, homes, hope, and joy.  God, please be merciful and show us what more we can do to help people in need not just at this time but from now on everyday that we have life in us.  Amen.  To give us hope that majority of the Philippines can find joy again in simple things here is that video of Bangkang Papel from Batibot that has been on my mind for the past few days amidst all the chaotic reports from the news.  Somewhere, somehow, families and children will find peace and joy again which is what this video brings home very well.  Once upon a time, rain wasn’t always such a burden.  This is a reminder of a time when we once actually even looked forward to the rain which could bring joy when it wouldn’t overwhelm us.

If you still have loved ones that need rescuing or simply want to help Luzon recover from this calamity check my previous post HERE for a list of hotlines and relief plus donation center details.

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STORM HOTLINES & RELIEF COORDINATORS – So you wanna help, then share this info and use it!

From The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – In Which Piglet’s House Gets Flooded (Video Here).

HELP HOTLINES:

**RED CROSS : If you need to be rescued, call 143 and 527-0000. Put a white blanket outside your house so rescuers can locate where you are.

RESCUE 5 MAIN: Still receiving calls from concerned citizens asking for rescue. Rescue 5 hotline 922-5155

SAGIP #kapamilya HOTLINES: 09178874411/4114995
2 hours ago from Twitter for Android

RT @RESCUE5PH: For Makati Rescue hotline: 168 / 899-8928 / 896-2828 / 895-8243

RT @RESCUE5PH: For Paranaque Rescue hotline: 923-2499

RT @RESCUE5PH: For Marikina Rescue hotline: 161 / 646-2436 / 646-2423

RT @RESCUE5PH: For Quezon City Rescue hotline: 928-4396 / 927-5914 / 924-2027

 

RELIEF CENTERS ETC. (Go and help personally or donate)

LBC branches will serve as drop-off centers for Phil. Red Cross. You may take your donations for flood victims to the nearest LBC branch starting tom Aug 8.  Most needed are blankets, water, milk, easy-to-eat foods like biscuits, rice, baby diapers, mats/banigs, toiletries. Pls make sure these are properly labled as donations and we will make sure these are sent immediately to the Red Cross and to their evacuation centers.  PLEASE don’t use plastic bags, instead use a blanket, towel or old shirt to tie-up and carry your donations. Thank you.

DAR (Department of Agrarian Reform)  **”We are in need of volunteers for repacking of relief goods in Gate 1, Quezon City Circle.
For more information, please contact us at 0916.320.0809.”

**Sagip Kapamilya
ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. Building
Mother Ignacia Ave., corner Eugenio Lopez St.,
Quezon City –Warehouse:
ABS-CBN Foundation Sagip Kapamilya Warehouse(Edongs)
#137 Mother Ignacia Ave., Quezon City

**Akbayanihan Relief Center
Akbayanihan Relief Center now accepting donations. Food, water, clothes, and the like being accepted at the Akbayan headquarters in 36B Madasalin Street, Sikatuna Village. You may contact (02)4336933 / 09175381816 / 09064304315 if you want to volunteer.

**Gawad Kalinga

Command Center for relief ops North NCR @hrd. Training Ctr, DAR Compound QC. #09991889683 / 09064192016 / 09228483806

**PTV 4
PTV Broadcast Complex, Visayas Avenue, Diliman QC. Hotline 09215283325

*OTHER INFO VIA FOOD ADVENTURES BLOG plus online twitter DETAILS from me.

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