Tuesday, December 29, 2015

NEW VIDEO | 2015 Recap and My New Year's Resolutions

New video is up on my channel guys! I shared my 2015 RECAP and my New Year's Resolutions! I'd love to read about your 2015 Recap and NY Resolution/s! Share them with me in the comment box! :) I wish everyone a fruitful year ahead!!! Enjoy watching, loves!

Monday, December 28, 2015

SLEEK MAKEUP: Makeup Tutorial

Hi guys, new makeup video! SLEEK MAKEUP is finally in the Philippines! I've already tried and tested this brand 4 years ago back when it was only available online--no doubt that this brand is one of the finest in the market. Highly pigmented products, wide array of shades--you won't be disappointed!

This look is what I came up with and I think it's perfect for the holidays! Don't you think?
Check out the video down below and follow the tutorial! :)

You can find SLEEK MAKEUP AT SM Makati. 

Products used:
Sleek Makeup SUNSET i-Divine Palette
Sleek Makeup Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette
Sleek Makeup Matte Me in Birthday Suit

Year End FAVORITES! (Makeup, Travels, Hotels. Gadgets)

Hey everyone! I have a new video about my YEAR-END FAVORITES! I had so much fun sharing my faves for this month as well as the rest of the year (for other categories) and I hope you find them helpful. 

Feel free to use this guide to go directly to the category you want: 

SKINCARE (starts at 0:09)
Leaders PH Face Masks https://www.facebook.com/leadersphilippines
Avene Thermal Water Spray https://www.facebook.com/EauThermaleAvenePH
Celeteque Hydrolyzed Moisturizing Mist https://www.facebook.com/celeteque.productassociate

MAKEUP (starts at 1:40)
Etude House Curl Fix
Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette (SM Makati/MOA)
Essence Brow Stylist Set
Nature Essentials ADORE Lip Cream http://www.instagram.com/natureessentials
Sleek Makeup Birthday Suit Matte Lip Cream (SM Makati/MOA)
SayTioco Brush Set (11pcs) by Nature Essentials http://www.instagram.com/natureessentials

BAGS (starts at 5:00)
Blue bag from http://www.instagram.com/cnsnbags
Samantha Thavasa from Tokyo, Japan https://www.instagram.com/samantha.thavasa/

FITNESS (starts at 6:08)
Gfoxx International Supplements
Read about my weightloss (so far) here - http://www.saytioco.com/2015/11/shed-extra-pounds-in-14-days-my-story.html 

TRAVELS/TRIPS (starts at 7:42)
Tokyo, Japan http://bit.ly/1Jr1ZSk
Boracay Island http://bit.ly/1TezBIK

HOTELS/BED AND BREAKFAST (starts at 8:48) 
Ritz Carlton Tokyo, Japan http://bit.ly/1gp8D0y
Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast (Bulabog Beach in Boracay) (9:15) http://www.lazydogboracay.com

GADGETS/APP (starts at 10:23) 
Canon G7X from http://bit.ly/1P5jfRy
Camera Window available at the App Store
Get it from: http://bit.ly/1P5jfRy

Contact Say Tioco

Feel free to email saytiocoartillero@gmail.com for inquiries.

Social Media Statistics as of DECEMBER 2015 
YOUTUBESay currently has over 1,000++ videos on her YouTube channel which she has been managing since FEB 2010; over 80,000++ subscribers worldwideover 16,000,000 total video views and an average of 400,000 total video views monthly
INSTAGRAM - 25,500+ followers
TWITTER - 6,349 followers
WEBSITE - 3,158,201 hits
FACEBOOK - 246,479 likers

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Ask Say Tuesday | Bigger Apartment? Best Travels & Makeup Q's

Hey everyone! New video is up!!! I've been doing Ask Say videos for the past couple of years but I'm so excited to say that I'll be uploading a new Ask Say segment every Tuesday! Hence the tag #AskSayTuesday! Yay! In these videos, I'll feature YOUR QUESTIONS! One of my main goals for 2016 is to interact better with my online friends (you guys)! I hope you as excited as I am! 

Here is the very first #AskSayTuesday video! I answered questions about moving to a bigger apartment, my best travels, makeup questions, and many more! 

If you want your question to be featured, all you need to do is comment in the video and ask me anything! Just use the hashtag #AskSayTuesday

Enjoy watching, guys! 
Happy Holidays! 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

What I Looked Like in Senior High | NEW VLOG!

Hi everyone! New vlog for today is up on my channel!

  • Featured my current favorite brown lip color from Nature Essentials called "Adore" isn't it prettty?
  • I've been loving the dewy foundation effect on my skin and I've been using my makeup sponge from AgoraBoutique and my Revlon PhotoReady Foundation (this shade looked a bit off already after a few hours on my skin because the tan on my face has faded!!)
  • Blush is from the Sleek Blush by 3 Palette (cream) 
  • Roller Lash by Benefit
  • Essence Brow Kit

We also went over to Bey's house for her annual Christmas dinner! So much food, thank you so much Bey!

Mark and I tried TIM HO WAN the day after and oh my goodness. Expect a food post on this restaurant! I'm craving for the buns as I write this!!!

I got my yearbook from my old highschool and this is what I looked like!!! McDonalds eyebrows (overplucked, for sure!) Hahaha! How time flies. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015


One of the best times of my life has got to be my trip to Tokyo, Japan last November. I was invited by the Beauty Bound Asia team (Google) to attend the finals of the competition as a coach/judge! I literally cried when I found out. I didn't expect it at all. I've been meaning to go to Japan and I totally did not expect that it would happen this year. Here'a a recap of what happened during my trip, guys + bonus photos I have not uploaded on social media! Enjoy!

DAY 1 

  • Flying with PAL, arriving at Haneda Airport
  • First time using the restroom in Japan (CRAZY CLEAN)
  • RITZ CARLTON HOTEL ROOM TOUR (I swear, the best hotel I've stayed at!!!)
  • Welcome dinner at Gonpachi in Shibuya
  • Meeting fellow beauty creators from all over Asia 
  • Meeting Michelle Phan and her bf Dom, in the flesh! (EEEEK!)
Seriously, guys, the best first day in Japan. Michelle Phan inspired me to start my own channel. And finally, after 5 years, I meet her in real life!!! Catch all the fun times in this video blog - 

DAY 2 - 

  • Getting lost in the streets of Ropponggi (but I loved it) met a cute dog along the way
  • Workshops and mentoring sessions at YouTube Space Tokyo (coolest place, ever!)
  • Tried pirikura (Japanese Photobooth) at YouTube Space Tokyo
  • Lunch at AFURI (ramen)
  • Dressing up for the Beauty Bound Asia FINALS
  • After Party at B&R Akasaka, got to talk to Michelle Phan and JKISSA!
  • Had a bit too much champagne, and yup, you'll see a little drunk side of me in this vlog LOL
  • After, after party at a ramen place hahaha :)
Watch it here - 

DAY 3 -

  • Visited Samantha Thavasa with fellow coaches and we took home a bag each! I am so inlove, thank you Samantha Thavasa!
  • Borrowed an umbrella from Ritz Carlton because of the rain!! Thank you Ritz Carlton :)
  • Visited FAMILY MART for lunch, tried the onigiri OMGGGG soooo good. 
  • SHOPPED at Don Quixote, my favorite place in Japan! I did a haul on this. 
  • Ate at a curry place called COCO CURRY, I loved it!!! 
  • Met up with a friend of mine! Hi ARI!! :)
  • Rode the train for the first time
  • Went to the HACHIKO STATUE, I had to see Hachiii. 
  • Went to SHIBUYA
  • I love Japanese vendos, and the warm milk tea is my fave
  • Ramen for dinner with Ari
  • Took the taxi back to the hotel because my legs were killing me!
  • Started packing, and it was almost impossible!
Watch all the fun in the vlog -

DAY 4 - 

  • Last day in Tokyo
  • Made a last trip to Don Quixote to buy more stuff I did a haul on this. 
  • Took the taxi to Haneda Airport
  • Bought more pasalubong at TIAT (super inexpensive chocolates!)
  • Flight back to Manila, had the whole aisle to myself WOOHOO!

One of the most memorable trips EVER.
I am definitely coming back for you, Japan. I love you forever and ever and ever!!!

Coreon Gate Internet Cafe | REVIEW

Hey guys! I’m baccck to blogging! And if you noticed, I’ve started revamping my blog. It will now tackle beauty, lifestyle, a little bit of tech, and traveling--not just limited to beauty stuff. Stay tuned as I launch this blog’s new look on January! Let’s move on to our post for the day.


The past days gave Metro Manila so much non stop rain that my internet started going bonkers. Bonkers enough that it started driving me bonkers. Ever since I moved, I’ve been using my Huawei Pocket Wifi using a SmartBroadband sim. And I subscribe to UNLISURF995 every month, and when that promo was terminated for good by Smart, I moved on to SURFMAX995 – not the best because I get a cap of 800mb per freaking day. And I upload videos everyday, do a lotta work online…etc so getting a cap was a nightmare. I didn’t want to switch networks because Globe doesn’t work well in my area. And Sun, well, I haven’t tried yet. Once you use up your 800mb for the day, Smart sends a message telling you just that, and your internet starts slowing down, like FOR REAL. So then you need to purchase BIG BYTES on top of your monthly subscription of SURFMAX995. Big Bytes gives you extra mb’s to use up along with other “free” stuff I don’t even give a care about (like iFlix…etc) I usually get BIG50 (for a day) and I’m all good.

Well the past 3 days I couldn’t even use my internet because pages won’t load. 800mb/day wasn’t even consumed. I was at wit’s end messaging Smart and telling them to give me an explanation. After days of no response all they told me was “…you consumed your 800mb that’s why your internet slowed down.” WHAT THE HECK? How could I have consumed my 24,000mb for those 3 days if I COULDN’T EVEN USE MY INTERNET?!

I got tired of talking to whoever is behind the Smart Twitter account and I tried subscribing to BIG BYTES and boom, my internet was back. So in conclusion, on top of my SURFMAX995 every month, Smart gives me NO CHOICE but but buy extra BIG BYTES everyday just to get decent internet connection *even if my 800/mb hasn’t even been used up*. Seriously, I can’t deal with SmartBro. I can’t deal with the internet in the Philippines, in general.

So when I reached my boiling point, I headed over to Bo’s Coffee at SM MANILA, bringing with me all my work stuff. I paid 270.00php for a meal and connected to the internet. Started uploading a video and boom. 500 minutes for a 9 minute video (upload speed was at 0.02mbps WTH, while regular browsing was quick). After finishing my meal I told myself I CANNOT STAY THAT LONG IN HERE. So I went onto Google and searched for cafés that offer SUPER FAST INTERNET. I stumbled upon some hotels and all that but with UBER’S unbelievable surge nowadays I didn’t wanna go so far just to upload videos. But I had deadlines to catch. I stumbled upon an internet café in Adriatico Street in Malate which claims they offer 200mb upload and download speed.

Without hesitation I booked an Uber ride at 1.7 surge and went straight to this café.
If you watch my vlogs, you’d be familiar with this place Joyce and Bea and myself love, it’s called MAKCHANG (Korean) and we frequent the coffee shop just beside Makchang called Angel N Kiss. Now this café with 200mb internet is located on the second floor. Right above Angel N Kiss. It’s called COREON GATE INTERNET CAFÉ.

I loved how it was so quiet inside. Not much people. Mainly Koreans chilling and just doing their own thing.

It’s common courtesy to at least order something before sitting down and staying for a long time, so I did just that. I ordered Chicken ala King for PHP150.00, the cashier gave me the username and password for the internet, and told me that I can stay for as long as 8 hours. Drinking water was free, and infused with lemon, so that’s a plus!

Chicken ala King tasted GOOD!! Worth the 150.00. They also have coffee, cakes…etc.
I got a spot on this long table with high chairs. Electric sockets were available ON THE TABLE, super helpful. I was able to plug in everything I needed to plug in!

I gave their internet a try. And comparing to Bo’s Coffee’s 0.02mbps upload speed (500 mins for 9 min video), Coreon gave me a decent 0.85-1.00mbps (approx. 64 mins for a 9 min video) and not just that, upload speed actually SPEEDS UP and even SLOWS down depending on the number of people in the café.

I was able to upload 3 videos in total and I was at the café from 2pm till almost 8pm. NOT BAD. YOUTUBERS WHO NEED THIS PLACE, YOU ARE WELCOME!!!

The upload speed was jumpy, but it was more decent compared to the one back at Bo’s Coffee or even my HuaWei SmartBro wifi.

I caught my deadlines thanks to Coreon Internet Café!
Let’s do a recap of the things I love about Coreon Internet Café:
  1. Located near Makchang, situated above Angel n Kiss Café along Adriatico Street—easy to find via WAZE
  2. Air conditioned
  3. Cozy, comfortable environment
  4. Security guard present (I asked Kuya guard to kindly watch over my station as I take a quick restroom break and he did! Thank you Kuya guard! Still be mindful of your stuff, because after all, we’re in Manila, not Japan lol)
  5. Good food, affordable
  6. Spacious stations, you go pick you own spot
  7. Internet is quick when there’s not much people around
  8. I spent 150.00 for 6 hours of steady internet—not bad.
  9. Free lemon water, perfect!
  10. Restroom available. Only 1, though. Not the cleanest, but soap + tissue paper is present.
Some of the things I did not like:
  1. When it gets crowded, internet slows down (duh) but not in a way that would prevent you from surfing the net/sending emails/etc.
  2. There’s a station of computers by the window and I’ve seen kids watch Peppa Pig…etc. But I got annoyed with 2 youngsters who were playing some sort of game with guns and both of them were shouting at each other, disrupting the peace and quiet in the café. They DO have a gaming area, so dapat dun nalang sila. Kaloka.
  3. Internet speed is a bit jumpy, but like I said, speaking from a Youtuber’s perspective, 3 videos uploaded in 6 hours is not bad.
There you go guys, my Coreon Café review. I wasn’t paid to review this; I just want to help out because there’s not much reviews about this place!

To my fellow Youtubers, you know na where to seek refuge when internet is dowwwwwn.
For more points I missed, go visit Coreon’s website, everything is covered here - http://www.coreongate.com/