The Sweater Weather Tag

Lainey Loves Life - The Sweater Weather Tag

Before we hop onto another month, I’m doing The Sweater Weather Tag! Thank you Natalie of Natalie’s Beauty Base for tagging me and apologies if it took me a while. I had to push a 7.8 lb baby into this world and I absolutely got busy with my little boy. Please check out Natalie’s blog! She’s an amazing gal. Also check out the other nominees below.

Also, I’d like to give a shoutout to Herl of The Shutter Ink Diary, Jules of What Julie Says and Skin Diary. They nominated me for the Liebster Award, Dragon’s Loyalty Award, and Blogger Recognition Award and I can’t thank them enough for being so supportive. Visit their blogs and read really great entries!

I miss blogging and while I’m drafting some entries I’ve been longing to share with you guys, I’m sharing this tag post with you for now…

Favourite candle scent? 

Anything that has fresh ocean scent excites me!

Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?

I love all three! I want my coffee cold, my tea rare, and my chocolate pure and creamy.

What’s the best fall autumn memory you have? 

We don’t have Autumn in the Philippines but I got to travel to countries with four seasons. I love the colours of the autumn leaves. I also love fall fashion collection from differetn brands. 🙂

Which make-up trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?

Winged eyeliner is timeless! It looks gorgeous even in black & white.

Best fragrance for fall? 

I don’t think there’s such thing as best fragrance for a certain season. I wear perfume according to my mood.

Favourite Thanksgiving food (or fall autumn food if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving)?

Freshly baked pies and creamy, hot choco!

What is autumn weather like where you live? 

We only have two seasons in the Philippines – rainy season and summer. The rainy season is basically our sweater weather. 🙂

Most worn sweater?

I have a cream sweater that mom gae me many years ago. I still love wearing it.

Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Leaf piles!

Favourite type of pie?

I like dessert pies like apple, mango and cherry pies.

What song really gets you into the fall autumn spirit? 

If I could have a certain kind of genre for this season, I’d pick alternative/acoustic songs.

Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

YES! Anything with a hint of cinnamon and or nutmeg is great! 

I tag you…

Rossy of AyrGalaxy

Amanda of Amanda Bella

Jules of WhatJulieSays

Porsche of Look At Her Hair

Kati of MommyKach

Becca of Becca-Anne Beauty

Rachel of No Space for Milk

Kelly of Kelly’s Fashion Blog

Prei of Shine On!

Brynn of Brynn Frazier


I’m one happy Bella with OLAY #TotalEffects

Lainey Loves Life - Belle de Jour Olay Total Effects

Nothing beats natural beauty! I believe that behind all the beautiful makeup, every woman needs to have a skincare she can trust in everything that her skin needs. I love makeup but at the end of the day, we will all sleep barefaced and it’s great to wake up in the morning looking and feeling fresh and beautiful.

Two weeks ago, Kumi of picked several comments on her feature of Belle de Jour (planners) x OLAY Philippines and I was lucky to be one of the 20 lovely bellas who received a gift!

The posh white mesh tote contained one 200ml OLAY Deep Moisture Body Wash with honey and one OLAY Total Effects 7 in 1 Day Cream. I love OLAY products for its moisturising properties and I’m a big fan of anything luxe smelling so I fell in love with the body wash right away! ❤︎ On my face however, I’m quite picky with what I put on because I easily get pimples. The day cream was on my desk for several days before I decided to try it.

Surprisingly, I loved the OLAY day cream! Unlike other beauty creams, it’s lightweight and cool. I didn’t feel like I’m wearing a day cream at all (this is a good thing considering the humid weather that we have). Does 7-in-1 sound good to you? Sounds great to me! I don’t have to put 7 different products to deliver all the skincare benefits I expect to get. It’s:

  • age-defying
  • brightening
  • deeply hydrating
  • moisturizing
  • pore refining
  • soothing
  • radiantly beautiful on skin

It’s a magic potion in a tube.

I highly recommend these products! Use OLAY Total Effects 7 in 1 Day Cream to maintain a youthful face and OLAY Deep Moisture Body Wash with honey for body moisture that lasts all day! 

Thank you Kumi, Belle de Jour and Olay Philippines for this beautiful gift! ❤︎

#OlayBella #TotalEffects #MoistureThatLasts

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Get To Know Me Tag

Laineyloveslife-get to know me tagI saw Vanessa’s post (Say Hello to Gorgeous) and I thought I should do this too so you’d get to know me better. 🙂

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

Wavy. 🙂
2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I go to a salon to make sure the colour is even. I recently discovered an organic hair colour solution though, and I’m planning to try it very soon. My OB said I can have my hair colored if I’m going to use organic dye.
3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?
I have a very basic and simple style though I am not afraid to try a different one every now and then.
4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I go to a salon. My nail technician is really good. 😀 I don’t know how to use a nipper lol
5. How often do you change your nail polish?
I change my nail enamel twice a month. If I don’t like the colour then I change it a day after. 😀
6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
I polish my toes ALWAYS.
7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
arrgh. Hard question. Is it okay if I say it takes me an hour on days when I’m literally undecided on almost everything? When I’m in a hurry though, you’ll be surprised to see me dashing out of the door in 5 minutes, with full makeup on.
8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
Face! A good base is the key to healthy skin.
9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I buy what I need when I need it. And I get gifts from thoughtful friends. 🙂
10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I have a pair that can be worn daily although I seldom wear them. I have a nother pair that’s for special occasions.. the kind that’s thick and long.
11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
I’m a fan of natural makeup. 🙂
12. Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family?
No. I want to keep my face bare and fresh at home..
13. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yes, but you’ll be seeing me wearing sunnies all day.
14. How many high-end products do you have?
I have no idea. I’ll have to check!
15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?
I usually plan but I’m also spontaneous so anything goes…
16. How often do you change your handbag?
I change my handbag according to the colour of clothes I’m wearing.
17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
I’m bad at this! When I’m tired, I don’t even eat dinner. Most days, I sleep at 11pm and wake up at 7am.
18. How often or when do you workout?
I used to go to the boxing gym daily. Now, preggo me goes up and down the stairs for my daily workout. 😀
19. Left handed or right handed?
20. How tall are you?
5’5″ 1/2. I wish I’m taller.
21. Do you speak any foreign languages?
I speak my mother tongue which is Filipino/Tagalog, limited knowledge of a few other local dialects, and English. I know a few words in Arabic, Mandarin/Hokkien, and French.
22. How many pets do you have?
3 dogs, 6 birds, 1 turtle.
23. How often are you on Blogger?
I’m on WordPress everyday.
24. Do you read comments posted on blogs?
Yes! I love reading as much as I love writing.
25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
I keep a list on my iphone. 🙂 When there’s a review I liked, I’d put the brand and item name there including the price and check it out the next time I go to the mall.
26. How did you come up with your blog name?
I really wanted touse laineyloves (so I could always complete it with category names like life/love/makeup/food..) but it’s already taken so I decided to use lainey loves life which basically means I love everything there is in my life! I think life is a gift. 🙂
27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
I only use my iPhone 5s. It’s easy to quickly adjust the brightness before posting on social media sites.
28. How often do you clean your house?
29. What’s your favorite color?
black & white, or pastel colours…
30. Do you swear?
31. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
I’m going to have my 4D ultrasound today! 🙂 I’m going to see my baby. The gender reveal is happening today too. 🙂 I’ll update you all later.
I’d love to know more about you! Do this tag and let me know you’ve done it via the comment box below. 
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The Beautiful Blogger Award

Lainey Loves Life - The Beautiful Blogger AwardI’m so honored to receive The Beautiful Blogger Award. It highlights bloggers with beautiful creativity and I’m grateful that my fellow bloggers appreciate the work that I’ve done on my blog even if I’m a new blogger. Thank you so much R of Shulammitegirl blog for your appreciation! To my blogger friends and readers, please check out R’s blog. She loves baking and crafting and you’ll get plenty of great tips from her.

The Rules

Link the blogger who took the time to nominate you. List seven random things about yourself. Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers. Notify the blogger that you nominated their blog for the award. I’m tweaking this a bit by adding another rule: Please check out (and if you like, follow) the blogger who nominated me (mentioned above), and the bloggers I’m nominating (see list below).

7 Random Things About Myself:
  1. I like watching Disney and Pixar cartoon movies.
  2. I have a glassware and porcelain collection.
  3. I have a vinyl disc player, antique LPs and SPs.
  4. I like classical music.
  5. I’m always interested to know the meaning of people’s names. 🙂
  6. I like singing church songs and playing them on the piano.
  7. I seem like an extrovert, but then all the personality results say I’m an introvert. WEIRD! 😘

My 7 Nominees:

  1. Anna of Bee Beauty does great makeup and she has a new blog series that will feature wedding ideas and planning!
  2. Mirror the Love has interesting finds! I love the most recent she featured Kuttlefish.
  3. Serena‘s daily musings are wonderful to read. I’m always waiting for the next beauty find she’ll feature.
  4. My Daily Dose of Life has a very cute layout. I instantly loved her when I read a tag she did!
  5. Amie of beautitude is a coffee lover like me! She posts a lot about makeup too. You should check her out.
  6. Rachel of Sea of Beauty writes about beauty, fashion, travel and lifestyle. Take a peak at her blog and you’ll love how she organizes her posts! Pretty photos too..
  7. Kelsey of Frugal Beauty is a versatile blogger who writes about so many interesting things like books and technology. Check this beautiful lady out.
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The Beauty Blogger Award

LaineyLovesLife-The Beauty Blogger Award

Hi lovelies! I’ve been receiving awards/tags and I’m really grateful to all the bloggers who are reading my entries. Everyone’s so friendly and encouraging! Each time someone leaves a comment, my eyes lit up like I’ve seen a celeb! Thank you so much! ❤︎

This award/tag activity is to spread the love and to give other bloggers a chance to shine so I’m doing another one to feature the latest blogs I stumbled upon. Thank you TheBeautyDorkk for nominating me! Lovelies, you should check out her blog if you haven’t already. She shares a lot of beauty hauls and reviews!

The next one I have in my drafts will feature my first friends here while with the Beauty Blogger Award, I picked those who are purely blogging about beauty and makeup. 🙂

Lets’s get it on!

The Rules:
✓ State the name of the blogger that nominated you.
✓ Answer the questions you were given.
✓ List 10 random facts about yourself.
✓ Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion.
✓ Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
✓ Let the bloggers know that you nominated them.

My Questions:

  1. What is your favourite dish to cook?
    I love making pasta. I also love preparing sandwiches and bacon tarts.
  2. What is one of your favourite posts on your blog?
    I have a few blog posts because I just started a week ago but the most memorable one probably is my very first post about pregnancy – Little Kicks
  3. Do you have a makeup wish list? If so, what’s the first thing on it?
    I’m torn! Chanel, Estee Lauder, Dior?
  4. How many times do you apply mascara?
    3 coats!
  5. Do you always apply mascara on the top & bottom lashes? Or only the top lashes?
    Top and bottom
  6. Most expensive makeup product you own?
    Chanel Illuminating Powder
  7. Most expensive perfume you own?
    I don’t know which is the most expensive but I have D&G, DKNY, Guerlain and Marc Jacobs.
  8. How do you want your blog to be in a few years from now?
    I still want to keep it simple and clean, and personal.
  9. Would you ever start a YouTube Channel? If you already have, what is it like?
    I’m not sure I can because I still lack the confidence…
  10. Does anyone ever insult your blog?
    Luckily, no one has ever said anything bad and I hope no one ever will.

If you have done this before, it’s okay not to do it again if you don’t want to.
I Nominate:

  1. My Somewhat Beauty Blog 
  2. Helpless Whilst Drying
  3. Lipsticks and Coffee
  4. Confetti & Curves
  5. Courtney’s Makeup Corner
  6. CatComingMe
  7. A Brash Attitude
  8. Beautiful breakable
  9. Life of Liss
  10. A Girl with Pink Cheeks

My questions:

  1. What’s your favourite makeup brand?
  2. Which expensive makeup do you aspire to collect?
  3. If you are into nail polishes, which brand do you stick to?
  4. What’s your favourite perfume?
  5. Who’s your favourite ramp model/celebrity?
  6. If you are to choose a beauty brand to represent, which brand would it be?
  7. Would you start a youtube channel for makeup tutorials?
  8. Do you follow a certain makeup guru?
  9. If you are to use just one makeup product for 1 month, which would you choose – lipstick? blush? mascara?
  10. If you are to use just one lipstick shade for 1 month, what shade would it be?
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