Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What's in my nails?

 Some of my readers are wondering what nail polish I put on my nails. But before that, I know you all are a huge fan of this, but I'm more obsessed than you think I am. Haha! Well, I guess it has always been a part of my routine that I don't go out without a nail polish. Yet, the color should be changed every week. It's a matter of maintaining it's nice stage and being able to somehow catch attention especially if you are well-dressed.
Today, I'm now going to reveal what I use myself- the one that I'd love to recommend for a nail polish that is just simple, basic, but fun and user-friendly!

Monday, October 27, 2014

H&M Philippines- grand opening

Hey there, fashionistas! At last, the long wait is over...

Swedish international retail-clothing brand Hennes & Mauritz, more popularly known as H&M, opens its first Philippine store to the public at the Fashion Hall of SM Megamall on October 17, 9 a.m.
Two nights before, H&M brass got a taste of the frenzy that will ensue when a select group of VIPs excitedly crowded the store for a by-invitation-only event.

The red carpet was rolled out for the store’s tightly-secured soft opening where celebrities, models, designers, athletes, and members of the media were among the estimated first 1,100 H&M customers in the country. Over cocktails and champagne, guests were free to roam the store for some retail shopping with 20% discounts as treat for the night.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

J Cuppacakes- art in your cravings

Today would be a very new genre for my blog as I am in the spirit of being so inclined with food. I guess for me I take it as a passion where you mostly get satisfaction in life. Truly, most people like me love to eat, so its just normal, right? Haha! Well, right now, I fell in love with this cupcake store while I am strolling at a park where people go for the best dining in town. It's so unusual to find something like this, so I am very excited to share to you my latest favorite, J Cuppacakes!

As I saw their variety of products from cupcakes of unique flavors to cakes and other pastries that you can actually think of, I just felt like walking through the sidewalks of France catering the best of bread and sweets. I can't imagine that we will have something that we can be proud of as it is purely homemade. Yet, their products are so good-looking and delicious! At some point I forgot that there's still tomorrow eating their cupcakes. They have a place where you can call an extension of your home.

Here's what I bought from their store

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Author's Diary E8- Personality

Every person wants to improve upon his or her own personality.

It is quite evident in the methods and processes that are being used in order to accomplish this particular goal. This is perhaps the reason why people buy new clothes, cut their hair or get a total makeover. They improve their image and other things related to changing their appearance.
Personality goes beyond external appearance. It includes dispositions, traits, qualities, speech, and other things innate in the person.

Here are some tips in improving your personality:

1. Be interested in people. Try to discover what other people want. Know their likes, dislikes, interests, and beliefs. By doing this, you will be regarded as a person with an attractive and pleasing personality.

2. Assume that people like you. If you show another person that you want people to talk to you, they will react to you with warmth.

3. Admit your weaknesses. Do not regard yourself as a perfect person. Just as people have strengths, they also have their weaknesses. To improve your personality, you should admit that you also have defects.

4. Admire your friends. Praise them for their achievements. Tell them how attractive they look. Make them feel how important they are to you. By this, they will also show you importance.

Friday, October 24, 2014


If you will notice, I am sharing you my favorite sites perfect for shopping stylish goodies that are very affordable but satisfactory. Today, I will give you an add-on to the spirit we are in right now by featuring this awesome collection of accessories that are unique and oh-so trendy! Get ready for some serious shopping now as I will make sure that you will!

This online shop that I'm so addicted to right now is Mel's Collection. They are inclined on Facebook, Instagram, and now at Zalora, which is a good thing, as they deserve a market expansion for their lovely products. I haven't bought personally from them (so I'm planning to within this week for me to try) but I'd love to recommend how amazing the pieces are as they are purely handmade by the owner herself.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Author's Diary E7- For a friend

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share to you a letter that I wasn't able to send to my friend on her birthday as I can't find any means of communication with her. At some point it so sad to say but I guess I have to accept the fact that life is indeed not perfect. You cannot always have what you wanted.
My friend's name is Beth, by the way. She is smart, friendly, pretty, caring, and most of all, so fun to be with. I've known her for quite a short time but I think that's not the basis to not call someone a friend. She has been very good to me that I am so glad she became a part of my life. Memories with her is indeed priceless. Now, let's go over the letter I personally wrote for her wholeheartedly. I know this is not enough to thank her for being my friend but I hope it's okay.

Dear Beth,

When I stumbled upon you, my "stumbling through the dark" days were over — all because you cared enough to light the way to a wonderful friendship. You support me, listen to me, appreciate me, respect me, advise me, amuse me, cry with me. To me, you're a friend with benefits — the ones that really matter; like loyalty, support, trust, respect, kindness, honesty and, of course, free Candy Crush lives. Haha! And you have always been there for me. You redefine what friendship means. We will be close friends our entire lives — you can bet your fortune on it. That's how sure I am that we will somehow be able to go through thick and thin together (but I'm not talking about dieting).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A tribute to the iconic

"The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die. We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life." -Oscar de la Renta (22 July 1932 – 20 October 2014)

Oscar de la Renta is one of my favorite designers. He was one of the most renowned in the world. Born in Santo Domingo, he was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo; he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain; his eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty. He is also famed for his glamorous red-carpet gowns and smart suits for ladies who lunch. 

Of course, everyone will truly miss him; especially to those who really love fashion like me. Even though battling with cancer for so long, he had shown us how magical fashion is, shaping lives of all women who want to be more beautiful. So, as a tribute for his exceptional talent and extraordinary hands, I am sharing you today my personal favorites from his collection that had touched many lives of stylish women.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Author's Diary E6- Philosophically speaking

Hey guys! I want to share to you a story about my views in life. I am planning to submit this in a contest, so I guess I might be needing your opinions about this. Enjoy reading!

Everybody wants to be a winner. But nobody is born such. Life is what we make it, so as they say, and very lightly, indeed.
In life, there will be some ups and downs, successes and failures, good things and not-so-good things, they may be times when things do not turn out the way you expect them to be. One day, you may find yourself sweating it out through an unexpected problem. Next day, you may find that your favorite teacher has given you a failing mark. Another day, you may wake up with high fever and severe colds you just cannot get yourself out of bed and attend to your tasks. Or maybe a toothache that has been bothering you for days would not let you go to class now with a badly swollen jaw that has deformed your pretty face. Another time, you may have asked your best friend to go to a nice place, only to find out the last minute that she totally forgot it! Frustrating, isn’t it? Then, the question now may be: Can you still be a winner in the face of all these? And the answer is: Of course, you can!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Artistic fashion

I've been sketching a lot these days as clients are waiting for my hands on their wedding dresses. I am so happy and enjoying what I do right now as I can't believe that they will like and want my work. I guess it's a matter of not only meeting their expectations but at the same time, being able to make them feel that their personality is in the dress itself; to let them realize that they can wear it; and to give them the essence of wearing it.

Today, I'm going to share to you some of my warm-up sketches. Meaning, if I am thinking of a specific inspiration or scenario or event, I refresh things on my mind through this. Hope you'll like them! Enjoy! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Author's Diary E5- Narrative story

Here is a short story that I made a long time ago but never seen. I wanted to share it to all of you guys. This is how I love all my readers. Enjoy!

There is always a way out

I was a homely child, just as funny-looking as could be. If there was any question in my mind about this, one look at my sister was the proof I need. I was an ugly duckling living with a swan. And it wasn't just looks either. Where she was graceful, I was gawky. Where she was smooth, I was shy.
I couldn't seem to fit in with the rest of the kids. My shyness was so intense even the thought of speaking in front of other people – actually talking out loud – sent me into a panic attack.