Taste Testing Filipino Snacks

Hello everybody,

My Mum just came from the Philippines today, so that means she brought back some native snacks! As a result, today I’m going to be tasting these snacks with you all and sharing my reaction.

Boy Bawang Cornick

To be honest with you guys I wasn’t really a big fan of these. They packed a lot of flavour, but i just wasn’t into them. i doubt it was because of the strong garlic flavour because I’m a big fan of garlic. I would say that these ball shaped crackers are the perfect bar food they would hand in hand with beer though.

Banana Cracker

I was really surprised by these because I honestly expected them to taste sweet, because of the banana chips you get here in the west are sweet. However, they weren’t sweet, they  were largely plain with a small hint of salt. Despite, the plain taste I found that i just couldn’t stop eating these, they were actually pretty addictive.

Jack n Jill Chiz Curls

I would dub these as perfect movie food because they didn’t make that loud crunch like most chips do. They were soft and dissolved in your mouth as soon you bite them. The cheese flavour was quite unique it was milder than Cheeto’s but had more kick to it than Twistie’s.

Gene’s Otap de Cebu

This was a hard flaky pastry with sugar coating the top. I personally liked it and thought it was a great little snack, as it wasn’t too sweet. The only negative I had to give was that due to the flaky pastry it is a rather messy food to eat.

Cebu Dried Mangoes

Normal mangoes are amazing, so of course dried mangoes would be just as amazing. I would say that dried mangoes would be a great alternative to lollies, as they have the same sweetness and chewing power (I did not know how to word that).

Jack n Jill Chippy BBQ

The texture of these reminded me of Grain Waves but they were thicker. I wasn’t a big fan of these either, the flavour was almost like the garlic balls. Again I would probably pin this under the bar food category, as I can imagine it would go great washed down with beer.

Lady’s Choice Peanut Butter

Compared to normal peanut butter, I would say that this peanut butter is thicker making it harder to swallow. However, it is smoother too, with more of a peanut taste as it is not masked by an obscene amount of sugar.

Also guys if you would like to know who the Giveaway winner was I would suggest you check out the YouTube version of this article which I have linked down below.

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Yellow Sunset Makeup

Recently I have been seeing all over Instagram and YouTube that everyone has been obsessed with yellow eyeshadow. To be honest I love this trend and I hope it lives, and is not just around for this spring/summer (or winter if you live in Australia).


  • Start off by applying a light brown matte shade all over the eyelids.
  • Now apply a yellow eyeshadow all over the eyelids. In order to ensure that the colour is bright you may need to apply a couple of shades onto your eyelids. I personally feel that a cream eyeshadow would work best instead of a powder eyeshadow.
  • Using a hot pink matte shade and a blending brush apply the product on the outer third of your eyes making sure that it blends in with the yellow eyeshadow. When the two colours meet they will create a dark orange colour which will then act as a gradient with the yellow and pink.
  • With a pearly shimmer shade apply it on the inner corner of the eyes. This will allow the eyes to pop.
  • Using a medium brown shade apply it halfway along the lower lash line. By doing this you are creating a balance with your eyes so they don’t look too top heavy.
  • Time for eyeliner, in order to capture the softness of a sunset I would actually suggest that you use a black crayon eyeliner. For this look I applied my eyeliner by starting out and then working my way halfway in and then going back out in order to create the flick.


  • Using a mauve lip liner apply it all over the lips. This will act as a base and allows the lipstick to stay on longer and not crack.
  • Using a bright orange lipstick apply it all over the lips.

That is it guys. The makeup look is very simple to do and does not take that much time to complete. Please make sure to check out the YouTube tutorial version of this makeup link, which I have linked down below. Also, don’t forget to check out my giveaway, which will be finishing soon.

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Life Update and Something New

Hello everybody,

Long time no see. Recently I have been very busy working on some new projects and there has also been school getting in the way. So I decided to take some time off today to de-brief and share with you all what has been going on.

In terms of school I have just been studying and taking my time as I busily prepare for my end of year exams. It scares and excites me that in about three months time I will be done with formal education and will be entering a new chapter in my life. It’s strange because everything is moving so fast around me that it is very difficult to take time and slow down and actually breathe. That is why moments like this where I am sitting down talking to you guys is very rare for me and much appreciated.

In terms of projects I do have some new makeup tutorials for you guys, but I just need to find time to sit down type it all out for you all. Overall, I have been just struggling to find the motivation to do it all. You would think that as soon as I would have the time away from studying I would go straight to working on my blog for my readers, but it has been difficult and all I want to do is sleep. However, I do have something to share with you all. I have decided to open a small jewellery store named “DumplingAccessories”. It is very small and is growing. I have a fair bit of stock and i just need to find some time to upload them all to my store. if you would like to support me and my store, the link is here: https://www.instagram.com/dumplingaccessories/?hl=en.

Here are a few products featured on my blog.

In addition, I am a little upset that a lot of people aren’t following the rules of my giveaway and are not fulfilling all of the steps. Also, when i mean ‘a lot’ I literally mean everyone.

That’s it guys that is the end of my life update, i hope that you all enjoyed reading this. In addition, I hope that you guys stay tuned for some more updates from me.

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50+ Followers Giveaway!!!

Hello my lovelies,

If you cannot tell from the title I’m going to be doing a giveaway! I’m doing this giveaway as a celebration for reaching over 50 followers on my blog which is a huge accomplishment for me. I know there are some people out there who don’t think that 50+ is a big accomplishment to have to warrant a giveaway, but to me this is massive. I never in a thousand years imagined that people would actually be interested in the things I post and it makes me so happy every single time i get a notification from my blog from a reader. Although this giveaway is pretty much a shameless YouTube promotion, I still want to celebrate my blog (HEHEHE).

For this giveaway i went out and bought some items in order to make into this cute little bundle. There aren’t that many products, but I hope that whoever wins them still appreciates them. Also this giveaway is going to be open internationally and not just confined to those in Australia.

The products I will be giving away are:

  • The Face Shops’ ‘Herb Day’ cleanser (a great cleanser which does not irritate skin)
  • Victoria’s Secret body lotion in the scent ‘Aqua Kiss’ (my personal favourite body lotion from the Victoria’s Secret collection)
  • The Body Shop’s ‘British Rose’ hand cream (one of my favourite hand creams at the moment with a very powerful scent)
  • Two very adorable key chains


Of course there are some rules that apply to this giveaway.

In order to be eligible:

  • If your are not already you must be following my blog
  • You must be subscribed to my YouTube channel: TheMakeupDumpling (because I need more love on my channel and I’m shameless)
  • You need to like and comment on any of my YouTube videos that I have already uploaded answering the question of “What do you want to see more of from me?” The question can either be relating to my blog or YouTube channel or both. WHEN COMMENTING ON THE YOUTUBE VIDEO PLEASE STATE YOUR BLOG USERNAME IN THE END SO I KNOW PLEASE. 

This giveaway will finish on the 8th of August where I will announce the winner on my blog and at the end of my latest video on YouTube. I will contact the winner through a message on their YouTube account.

Again I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my journey starting this blog and I hope you will join me on my YouTube journey. In addition, I hope my blog and YouTube channel grow with you guys so I can then celebrate with you all by doing a 100 follower giveaway which will be a bigger and better giveaway. 

NOTE: please be cautious of hackers and scammers (I know I’m a small blog and channel, but I want to be cautious just in case). Please do not give out any contact details to any accounts claiming to be me, before the 8th of August or after.

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Earring Collection

 Today I’m going to be sharing with you all my earring collection in hopes of inspiring you all fashion wise. I am doing this because I always felt inspired after seeing other bloggers share their clothing/accessories collection whether it be handbags, shoes, or earrings. Most of these products were purchased from Lovisa. Honestly, if you want to get a great bargain when purchasing earrings or any other type of jewellery go when they have sales such as ‘5 for $10’ or ‘3 for $25’.

  • Pom Pom Earrings

These pom pom earrings have become a favourite piece in my collection. They are just the cutest things ever which add a certain flair to any outfit. Not only are they eye catching but they are a great conversation starter with others.

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  • Silver Geometric Earrings #1

For someone who despises maths, I have a strange fascination with geometric earrings. I especially love them when shapes overlap each other. I feel that by doing this it gives the face and an outfit more dimension and substance.

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  • Hoop Earrings #1

Honestly hoop earrings are an essential in my opinion for everyone out there. Hoop earrings are a classic fashion piece, which I believe are timeless. To me hoop earrings symbolise being fierce, sassy, and confident. Hoop earrings make any outfit more strong and bold.

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  • Hoop Earrings #2

If you’re like me and have an unhealthy obsession with hoop earrings, then you most likely have pairs with different textures and designs.

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  • Coin-inspired Earrings

If one has a plain outfit and would like to spice it up a little bit, I would actually suggest that one puts on a pair of earrings which are intricate in detail.

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  • Twirl Earrings

These earrings I wear to formal events when I want to look cute and simple. They are a very dainty pair so one needs to handle with care.

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  • Drop Earrings

These earrings are one of my favourites, but they are the most frustrating to put on. This is because the backing is super long and thicker than a normal one, as a result it is difficult to push through and does feel uncomfortable at times.


  • Holographic Studs

These studs I bought to give my ears a break from large statement earrings.


  • Silver Geometric Earrings #2

Again since I love geometric earrings, I had to own more than one pair.


  • Studs with Thread Backing

These are just normal studs with a thread backing. They are great for casual outfits and wear.


  • Small Hoop Earrings

One needs to hoop earrings of all shapes and sizes, so I have small ones.


That’s the end of my post, I hope you guys enjoyed reading. As usual i have linked my YouTube video version for you all to check out. Please drop your thoughts in the comments section and I’ll see you all soon.

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June Favorites

Hello everybody,

Today I’m going to be sharing with you all my favourite products of the month of June. I don’t have that many products to share with you all this month, considering it was a rather unremarkable month for me.


My favourite makeup products of this month will be two lip products. Both of which come from ColourPop cosmetics. If you have read my May Favorites, then you will know that recently I have been dabbling in the world of lipsticks which I have never done in the past.

The first ColourPop lip product is from their ultra glossy lip range and is the shade ‘Up Do’. It’s a lovely peach shade which is perfect for a very subtle look and gives the lips a natural looking shine.  Honestly pair this lip with a nice light pink shimmer shade and you have the perfect spring time look right there.

The next ColourPop lip product is from their ultra satin lip collection in the shade prim. It is a lovely ruby red shade which I have been loving to death. It gives off that really sexy vampy look which I have been obsessed with and have always wanted to do. The only negative I would give this product which I try not to let bother me is that their staying power is not that amazing, as it does slip when I unconsciously wipe at my lips with my hand.


My only skincare favourite would be this cleanser from Sukin. It is from their ‘Derma Sukin’ range which is great for sensitive skin and has a very mild and gentle formula. In addition, after using this product it has an instant brightening effect which gives the face a radiant glow. Also, i love how Sukin products are effective and cost affordable.

That’s it guys, that is the end of my blog post. I hope you guys enjoyed reading it. I know it was very short, but i promos next months one will be longer. Also please show support to the YouTube version of my June Faves, it would mean the world to me. 

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Peachy Keen Makeup Tutorial

Hello my lovelies,

Today I’m going to be sharing with you all this very girly and feminine makeup look inspired by peaches. It incorporates a variety of pinks and tan colours in order to create a soft yet vibrant look. So let’s gets started.


  • To start off with apply a light brown matte shade all over the eyelids.
  • Then going in with a shimmer tan shade apply it on the centre of the eyelids.
  • Now using a fluffy blending brush use a light pink matte shade and apply it on the outer third of the eyes. Make sure it blends into the shimmer tan shade on the centre of the eyelids.
  • Use a hot pink matte shade and apply it on the outer third of the crease and the eyelids and blend it into the light pink shade. This will give your eyes more depth. In addition with the same shade apply it on the outer third of the lower lash line.
  • Now to make your eyes pop out some more use a medium brown shade and apply it on the outer crease of the eyes and blend. This will just add a nice colour to seperate the pinks.
  • Using a crayon eyeliner tight-line the outer third of your eyes and the inner third. Using the same eyeliner create a very subtle and thin cat eye. Do not extend the cat eye all the way across the eye only do it half way.
  • Using a matte black shade and an angled brush go over the cat eye and blend it out so it does not look harsh, but soft.
  • Using a pearly white shimmer shade apply it to the inner corners of the eyes, so they pop out.
  • To finish off the look apply generous coatings of mascara to the top and bottom lashes.


  • Apply a glossy peach shade on the lips.

That is it the look is now complete! I hope you guys enjoyed reading this and that you try it out. Don’t forget to leave me a comment down below I would love to hear your thoughts.

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