LIFE RECENTLY / 03

LIFE

Hello! I haven’t posted a ‘life recently’ blog in a while so I decided to go ahead and share you what has been happening lately. It’s 12:02 am right now while I’m writing this. “Why are you still up?”, you may ask but welp I really don’t know. I’m torn between getting some shut-eye and blog hopping-slash-blogging and as you can see, I chose the latter. Ha!

School works have been piling up because of the delays of deadlines since last month. As you may or may not know, I’m graduating this June so I needed to get my thesis and docu and other school-related stuff done a.s.a.p. I really want to graduate on time and I do believe I will. These past few days, I’m really pumped up on getting things done which is really weird because most of the time I always choose to procrastinate. My body was still on vacation-mode last January-mid of February so I felt kind of lazy all the time. Good thing I overcame that phase and I seriously hope I stay motivated like this until the end of the semester. 

So a while ago, I went to the mall to buy a new lipstick because my go-to lipstick went missing. I seriously don’t remember where I put it or where it went. So lately, I feel kind of conscious about the lipsticks I wear because they’re just not the right lipstick. If you know what I mean. Anyway, back to the story… I went to the mall inorder to buy a new ‘everyday-lipstick’. I looked for other brands to try and maybe find new shades that will suit me because I kid you not I only own the same shades in different brands. My lipstick shades are composed of brown and a darker brown (more like maroon-brown but you get what i’m sayin). I’m seriously frustrated with myself because everytime I try a new shade, it won’t suit me. Or so I think. Maybe I’m just not used to other shades because I’ve been using the same shade for a long time? I don’t know. On my last post, I said that I won’t be spending for a few weeks but I’m really driven to look for a lipstick that I’ll do everything to sacrifice and hurt my wallet. I’m that desperate.

On other news, it’s my domain’s 6th monthsarry on the 17th (or birthday?)!  So I’m planning to have a giveaway and will probably be posting about the giveaway later this week or early next week. I actually wanted to host it last December as a birthday + Christmas giveaway but if you’re around here for a long time, you’d know our internet got disconnected around that time. We still don’t have internet connection btw but I managed to find a way to get wifi through my phone’s hotspot. Phew! The sad news is that, the giveaway is only available for residents of the Philippines. I’m quite clueless on how to send stuff overseas through post office. I know that certain couriers offer international shipping but it’s a bit pricey for me. He he  Keep posted for this one!

What have you been up to lately?

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Book Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

 

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Hi guys! I bought Maybe Someday on National Book Store last week!!! My brother, cousin and I were just strolling at the mall one day after church practice when my eyes wandered across the bookstore and accidentally saw this book. I could not believe they have Maybe Someday there, I was like “FINALLY!!!” and then I immediately dragged the both of them inside. Haha.
I’ve read this book a hundred times (i’m exaggerating lol) on its ebook version and it’s one of the books I will never get tired of re-reading. Colleen Hoover is wrote this book along with other amazing books such as Point of Retreat which I bought last January (and is included on my January faves). Since today’s blog post is all about this book, I thought might as well share a quick review for you guys.

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gray ribbed top + bandage skirt

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Ribbed top  ― Online shop (similar, similar) / Bandage skirt  ― H&M (similar) / Ballet flats ― Solemates / Suede bag ― Parisian

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Ribbed tops are the b.o.m.b. I actually have three of them in different colors (black, gray and white). I find them cute and so comfy to wear. I even wear them to sleep (hihi because I could not take them off). I usually wear this kind of top with joni jeans or bandage skirts or even A-line skirts. For this outfit, I partnered my gray ribbed top with my H&M bandage skirt that i snagged from a local thrift store for only 100 php!!! It is definitely 100% a steal! To be honest, I’m not really into wearing skin-tight clothes (especially skirts) because I get too conscious but this skirt really gives me confidence and comfort at the same time! Thank God I found this skirt before someone else did because that would’ve been a bummer. lol

We still don’t have internet connection at home right now and I’m still using my hotspot to connect. I did buy a lot of artsy and organizing stuff last week so I will probably post a mini haul or just feature some of the things I bought in my future posts. We’ll see.

Do you own any ribbed top? What’s your take on these kind of tops?


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How I Edit My Instagram Photos

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I get a few compliments here and there about my instagram feed and how it looks. Believe me, I’m not bragging or anything because I know that my feed is sooo far from perfect. L.O.L My feed has gone through a long process of growing and finding its style. I’m actually going for a clean-looking feed right now. Lately, I rarely post photos that are too colorful because as much as possible, I keep in mind that the photos should only have neutral colors.

Whenever I get compliments about my insta feed, it makes me really happy. They often ask me how I edit my photos or what filters do I use. So, for this blog post I will be sharing you how I edit my insta photos! 

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we’re here to stay

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Lately I’ve been feeling quite stressed and restless because of school works and my other responsibilities. It has been physically and emotionally draining me out making me constantly worry about every thing. So, when I’m home and alone, I listen to this particular playlist that I made which is made up of songs from different artists.

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January Faves

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Hello guys! After a long hiatus, I’m finally back. Last December, my mother decided to disconnect our WiFi plan (Globe) because it’s suuuuper slow. She applied for a PLDT DSL plan on the first week of January and we still don’t have an internet connection up until now. I’m telling you, it’s really hard having no wifi. I’m using my phone’s hotspot to use wifi in my laptop. I’ll probably go to PLDT tomorrow to follow-up the wifi installation. So, now you know basically why I haven’t posted in a long time. Huhu. I missed blogging so much.
Anyways, here are my favorites for the month of January!

JANUARY FAVES

Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover (Php 599, National Bookstore)
I’ve read this book on its ebook version in 2013 and I loved it so much. I’ve actually read almost all of Colleen’s books because they are so so so good. Back then, I couldn’t find her books here in Tarlac because the branch here only sells mainstream authors. So basically, there’s no variety. But when I saw this book on the stand, I couldn’t help but buy it. Point of Retreat is the second book in the Slammed series. It still is one of my fave all time series.

H Woman Body Mist (Php 180*, Tupperware*)
I am actually not sure of the price and where I bought it (I don’t know if the supplier is tupperware, avon or what) but the smell is really good. I’ve received numerous of compliments about this. My lolas actually want to purchase this and I was also planning to buy another one but when I ordered it on the boutique, they said that it’s already out of stock. I hope they re-stock though because I don’t want to constantly change the colognes I wear.

Cross Necklace (Php 250, Zalora PH)
I’ve been wanting to buy a cross necklace for so long and when I downloaded Zalora’s app, I searched for it and BAM! A stainless cross necklace for only 250 with free shipping! SAY WHAT? I love wearing it almost everyday, even on school days, even when it doesn’t match my outfit.

Nude Wallet (Php 300, SM Dept. Store)
I didn’t plan on buying this wallet but being silly me, I bought this one on impulse. I saw it and then I went straight to the cashier. I really love it though. It has a coin purse in it that is removable so it’s like a 2-in-1 wallet thing.

MeNow Kissproof Lipstick (Php 145, Online shop)
I got a lot of compliments from using this one. So many people have asked where I bought it, what shade I use (this one is #15), etc. My friends even ordered their own. I bought this one because I really like matte lipsticks. I’ve never heard this product before but I just had to buy it because the color was pretty and I’m a sucker for lipsticks. Anyway, this product is really good but I don’t recommend wearing it everyday because it dries my lips so fast (it’s matte, Bee. duh) but it’s prolly bec I have dry lips. Lol.

I guess that’s it for this post. I’ll update you again real soon and I hope we already have legit internet connection by then. *fingers crossed*


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Palawan Escapade

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This post is waaaaay over due. Hello people! I’m really sorry for not posting for more than a month. I’ve been meaning to post this one since we got home from the trip but I’ve procrastinated a lot for the past few weeks so I needed to get my requirements done pronto.

I didn’t take much photos from the trip because our tours mostly were either at night, in the dark or in the middle of the river/sea.  Some of the photos were from my mother’s cam roll. Photo credits to my mom. Lol

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Anyways, last November 27-December 1 was our Palawan trip. If you do not know Palawan, it’s a magnificent island in the Philippines (you should go google it out, you might want to go there someday). Our flight was supposedly November 27 but we got held up because of the strong wind.  My brother, uncle, a churchmate of ours and I were stuck in the airport for a night. It was pretty traumatic, actually. (lol, kidding) We slept in the holding area because we didn’t want to go to the hotel accommodation. We thought it was a hassle. And though we didn’t quite get the amount of sleep we deserve, it was a good choice since the hotel wasn’t any better according to some of the people who also got held up.

We got boarded the day after and landed right around noon. It was pretty much exhausting. My parents wanted to go straight to the tour but we were pretty much stinky and tired so rested for a bit and took a bath and then went straight ahead to Daluyon Beach. From there we were supposed to head to the Underground River but due to bad weather, the coast guard advised to cancel the tour. We didn’t complain, the weather was pretty dangerous.

Ate Dayne (our churchmate), Bence (mi bro), Dad, Me and my Mom.

The next day tho, the weather wasn’t bad so we finally went to the Underground River. We rode a boat to go to the island where the Underground River was.  To be honest, I was really scared because it was a first for me to ride a boat and be in the middle of the sea. I’ve watched numerous of movies where boats sink, and sharks kill and piranhas too and all I could think about was my future coz I don’t ever want to die there. I really fear dying on a plane crash and drowning, I kid u not.

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I wish I could show you photos of how amazing the Underground River was, but it was too dark inside. Lol. It was beautiful and when you see it, you’ll be awestruck. No wonder it belongs to the New 7 Wonders of Nature. 🙂

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world’s longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water’s edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.

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We also went to different tourist spots such as Mitra’s Farm and Baker’s Hill where I tasted―for the first time―crocodile sisig. Croc meat tasted like ordinary meat but I really don’t like eating exotic food so that might be the last.

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We also did the Iwahig Firefly Watching. Again, we rode a boat but in pitch dark this time. I was with my mom and ate Dayne. It was still windy so we didn’t see much fireflies but the view of the night sky was breathtaking. There were plenty of stars that night and it was so beautiful.

The day before our flight home, we went island hopping from Honda Bay to Pambato Reef to Luli Island and to Cowrie Island.

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There are still so many places to explore in Palawan but sadly, we just stayed for 4 days because we have things to do back home. This trip crossed out many of things on my bucketlist and hopefully next year, I’ll experience more adventures! More wanders to come! <3

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LIFE RECENTLY // VOL 2

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  • I’ve been procrastinating a lot since the start of November, even when it comes to blogging. (sorry!!!)
  • My friends say that I’m sooooo thin (i mean thinner than before).  It’s all because of stress. Right now, I’m trying really hard to gain weight.
  • I really thought hell week’s over but boy am I so wrong!! I’ve been moping around, fearlessly dodging any responsibility that comes my way but it seems like my responsibilities whisper “you can run but you cannot hide” in my dreams.
  • Went to the salon and had my hair rebonded (and slightly dyed it).
  • Traveled all by myself the other day in a place I’m not familiar with and I survived. (yay!)
  • Currently having an itchy throat and a runny nose. I don’t wanna be sick. 🙁 🙁 🙁
  • Planning to collab with blogger friends soon + will be posting a giveaway later this month!
  • Will be leaving for Palawan (been dreaming bout this for y-e-a-r-s) on November 27 but currently not hyped because of all thiz stress (ya feel what i feel? huhu)
  • Oh, and I recently started using the Rejuvenating set from Professional Skin Care Formula by Dr. Alvin and will post a review after a month. He he
  • My mantra this week: eat healthy, blog queue posts, face responsibilities, be productive and lastly, survive the week.

‘Nuff of me, how’s your November so far lovely people? 🙂


listening to: bring me the night, sam tsui & kina grannis // just a dream, sam tsui & christina grimmie

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