I know, I know. It’s the middle of January and we’re all well underway our 2018 but I thought I’d give this “round-up” idea of mine a go. I’m also thinking about making this either a quarterly or a monthly thing. But we all know how inconsistent I am as a blogger so… ha, well, who knows what the future holds.
For now, let’s focus on the year that’s passed and here are some of my “yaaas! 😍” and “naaaah 😒” of 2017. This will be a mishmash of all sorts of whatever so let’s all not have any expectations as I’m writing this as it comes into my head. (I should have probably thought this through first.)
✔︎ Maybelline ColorSensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in Clay Crush
— I’ve actually hit the rim on this and I need a new bullet soon!
✔︎ ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Strip
— My go-to everyday, nude lip color.
✔︎ The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
— I need to repurchase this, btw. I’ve only about 12~ drops left.
✔︎ The Face Shop Rice Ceramide Moisturizing Toner
— The amazing toner that works both as a toner and as a moisturizer. This is probably best describe as an essence??
✔︎ Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm
— The one product that made me not hate the act of removing my makeup every single end of the day.
✔︎ The Ordinary Serum Foundation
✔︎ Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Cream (for oily skin)
✔︎ MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Medium Dark
✔︎ Honea Curl Defining Milk
— The curly hair’s best friend!
Also, basically every single The Ordinary skincare product that I own.
✔︎ Octoboy’s Wagyu Beef and Takoyaki
— I swear to god, hands down… the absolute best!
✔︎ Paotsin’s Laksa with Dumplings
— Been craving it non-stop ever since the first time I tasted it.
✔︎ Hokkaido Ramen Santouka’s ramen
— Favorite!! Plus their gyoza is superb!
✔︎ Soru Izakaya’s sushi
— I HAVE NO WORDS FOR THEIR SUSHI!
✔︎ 8Cuts’s onion rings
✔︎ Shizen’s ramen
— Tasty, affordable, and huge servings! Plus, it’s a mere 5-minute walk away from our house.
✘ Happon Ramen House, Marikina
— My first visit was great; the second visit, not so much. This just shows that they’re inconsistent.
✘ Comedor by Miguel & Maria
— Too pricey for just okay food.
✘ Ta Ke Ho Mi Sushi Stand
— Sushi wasn’t anything special and their wagyu beef was just bland.
✘ Carnival Food Park, Marikina
— I don’t understand the food park hype, tbh.
These are not films that were necessarily released in 2017, but jut those that I watched on that year.
✔︎ Baka Bukas (local)
✔︎ Wonder Woman
— One of the best superhero movies that I’ve watched in a while.
✔︎ Collateral Beauty
✔︎ Beauty and the Beast
✔︎ Doctor Strange
✔︎ The Edge of Seventeen
✔︎ The Outcasts
✔︎ Anabelle: Creation
— This is significantly better than all the other 2017 horror releases.
✘ Before I Fall
— The book was better!
✘ Happy Death Day
— Practically a rip off of Before I Fall.
✘ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
✘ Before I Go to Sleep
— Again, the book was better.
✘ Kita Kita (local)
— It was so boring, I actually fell asleep… twice!
✘ It (2017)
— Nothing about this movie is anything that I would consider “horror”.
TV SERIES 📺
✔︎ The Blacklist
✔︎ The Bold Type
✔︎ MasterChef US (the regular and the junior version)
✔︎ Project Runway
✔︎ Raven’s Home
— My adolescent self is super happy!
✔︎ Game of Thrones
✔︎ 13 Reasons Why
— I have to say, there are parts that were actually better than the book.
✔︎ Grey’s Anatomy
— An all-time favorite and one that I would keep rewatching again and again and again!
✔︎ Criminal Minds
✔︎ Stranger Things
— Not done with the second season yet but ugh… this show is absolutely amazing!
✘ The Good Doctor (US version)
— Such a cringe-worthy show.
✘ Pretty Little Liars
— The final season and the finale was a grave disappointment. And I’ve been watching show for years! I expected more.
— Extremely boring, to say the least.
— I was hoping for a better version having read (2/3 of) the book. But nah. Five minutes in to the first episode and it was just all over the place.
✘ Room 104
— This was just weird on so many levels.
I may be frank and straightforward as one should but there are some things that I suppose are just better left unsaid. 😉 😏
✔︎ More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera
✔︎ Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
✔︎ Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
✘ This Girl (Slammed #3) by Colleen Hoover
✘ Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han
— I’ve grown to love her.
— Still a favorite.
✔︎ Cindy Guentert-Baldo
— Her attitude and her letterings are some of the best that I’ve seen!
✔︎ AmandaRach Lee
— Well, of course. I mean, if you’re into Bullet Journaling and you do not know her, you’re missing out!
✔︎ Safiya Nygaard
— One of the most awesome and entertaining YouTubers that I’ve seen.
✔︎ Asia Jackson and this specific video of hers
— She’s amazing, plus she’s half-Filipino.
✔︎ REACT (and their Do They Know segments)
— DO TEENS KNOW MUSIC FROM THE 90s!!!!
✔︎ This Room Tour video by ThatsBella
✔︎ Wayne Goss
— Well, duh.
✔︎ This Plan With Me video by Create with AnnCakes
✔︎ This video from Camie Juan
✔︎ PatrickStarrr doing Pia Wurtzbach’s makeup for the 2017 Miss Universe
✔︎ Room Tour and Room Transformation videos
✘ Wil Dasovich
— I just don’t understand the fuzz around this guy. His vlogs are just subpar and nothing special.
✘ The ever-so-annoying Laura Lee
✘ Jackie Aina constantly turning makeup releases into something political.
✘ Logan Paul
— I don’t think this needs to be explained.
✔︎ Bullet Journalling
✔︎ Zimo Journal
✔︎ Brush Pens from Tombow and Zig
✔︎ Mocha Frappe Blended Whip, Non-Fat drink from Starbucks
✔︎ Nestea’s Wintermelon Milk Tea
✔︎ Sakura Pigma Micron Pens
✔︎ Muji Gel Pens
✘ Stabilo Pastel Highlighters
✘ Faber Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens
✘ Moleskine Dotted Journal
A BLOG BY VICTORIA’S TOP 5 2017 POSTS 📌
★ LAZADA PH: Your one-stop, shitty online shop
★ Battle of the Local Liquid Lipsticks: Careline vs. Ever Bilena
★ Zimo Journal Review + January 2018 Bullet Journal Setup
★ Blogging Tip from a Decade-old Blogger
★ 14 Days After: The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
And that’s it! Okay, that wasn’t easy to do. But hey, it was fun. I probably should do this quarterly. 🤔