My 2015 Vios Cup Cebu Experience

Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 16 - 17, South Road Properties, Cebu City

For the first time in my blogging life (I think!), allow me to talk about cars.

Summer 2015 Colour Story: UN ÉTÉ À IBIZA

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On Counter: June/July2015 

The Inspiration

Sultry. Sexy. Summer in Ibiza.  Tanned. Tropical.  Bohemian chic that has a harmonious vibe. Where flirtatiousness fuses with confidence. The look is effortless  - casual, quick and easy.  Perfect for end-of-the-day beach into the glamorous night air.  The face is kissed with a glow of bronze dust while eyes shimmer with a liquid glaze of multi-reflective finishes. Silver, bronze and copper tones mingle beautifully while lips are seductively painted in rich colours.

Vios Cup Cebu 2015: Pre and Post Race

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May 16-18, Cebu City

I have to accept that this fast-paced life isn't going to slow down for me. I felt like I just came home from Cebu, and hadn't really fully rested yet (thus getting badly ill during one of my best friends' bridal shower, boo). This weekend, though, I'll be flying back to the sunny south of the country for another wedding of a family, so I might as well catch up with my blog stories for this Cebu trip! Wah!

May 23, City of Dreams

Breakfast at NOBU

Monday, May 25, 2015

May 23, Nobu Restaurant, City of Dreams Manila

Yellow Cab Visayas Ave Pizza Party!

May 22, Yellow Cab Visayas Avenue

May 22, Yellow Cab Visayas Avenue
Oversized White Polo - H&M | Black Nike Leggings - Zalora | Sandals - Birkenstock | White Bucket Bag - SM Parisian | Photos - @paultheprguy

Although malukutin and not at all flattering, I love my big white polo which I bought in H&M with Ate's gift voucher when I celebrated my birthday last January. It is practical, and "repeatable", people won't notice or wouldn't even mind. I've used it as a top (both hanging loose and tucked in), as an accessory (tied around my waist), as a cover-up, a dress, and even as a skirt! I've featured it in more than 5 OOTD posts, and I can still think of countless ways on how to wear it. I think for this look the Nike detail in my leggings made it a bit more interesting / different.

A little life update, so I'll be flooding you again with blog entries on my series of event-hopping since I got back from Cebu. Starting tomorrow I'll give myself a break to rest and work on online backlogs. Truth be told, I have to master saying "no" from now on, I think not getting a full day of rest since the trip is now taking its toll on my health. Going to 4 blog and personal events a day, attending 2 or more BU meetings may not sound as tiring, but now my eyes are red and tired, and I have caught a bad case of flu! As usual, always too late na when one realizes that health is wealth nga naman talaga! :p

Angel Locsin for Avon Tropical Paradise Makeup Collection

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May 21, Amber Ultra Lounge

One Day Without Shoes @ BGC

May 21, Track 30th BGC

Global lifestyle brand TOMS had been very aggressive in their advocacy to create awareness for children's health and education, and it is really very inspiring. I am proud to say that I've been part of TWO One Day Without Shoes events already - The first one was in Greenbelt two years ago. I remembered how traffic-stopper our mini parade was, we walked the streets barefoot, cars zooming by next to us! 

This year's venue was at the 30th Track in BGC, Taguig. I love every detail:

TGIFriday’s New American BBQ Plates

With its chill vibe and no threats of a downpour, summer season is the best time for barbecue parties. Let Friday's laidback casual atmosphere and great service let you enjoy the "American BBQ" experience with their new grilled selections that Pinoys will surely love!

Morellato Style Series with Jenni Epperson

May 21, Morellato SM Makati

Mother's Day at the Ayala Malls

Last Mother's Day (May 10) was also my sister Cea's birthday. We spent the morning at The Nest in Vivere Hotel, Alabang for their breakfast buffet. It was a good alternative to our usual dinner celebrations for the past years.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Connecting with your favorite bloggers is easier with Bloggers United and Smart!

Be always in and live all out this June 6, Saturday, at the most anticipated bloggers event of the year: BLOGGERS UNITED 9, which will be held in Whitespace, Makati!

Join your favorite fashion bloggers and online celebrities as they, again, hold their traditional get-together. Shop their closets and bond with them from 10am until 9pm! Mark your calendars and get ready to Live More on a full-day of activities, games, shopping, and meet-and-greet as we partner with the #1 telecommunications company in the Philippines, Smart Communications.

As a community of writers and readers, we are supporting DiksyonaryoAtbp Inc. as our charity partner this installment. We are all for education and this is our way of raising social awareness and social responsibility. This non-profit organization's mission is to bring dictionaries to every remote public elementary school and indigenous community nationwide, raising literacy one child at a time.

Tickets will be available at P100 on the event date, or catch the many free passes contests from Bloggers United accounts, the BU Bloggers, and our event sponsors. See you there!

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Olay Regenerist #MiracleDuo

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Here's the latest trend in Asian Skin Care for younger-looking skin: the Miracle Duo

Some things really come in pairs. But when it comes to skincare, don't we want everything in just a bottle? After several trials, though, I realized that adding the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence to your facial regimen is worth it. Lightweight and easy to use, the product works wonders before applying the classic Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream - the duo gives you 2x key active penetration of product into the epidermis, making skin look up to 10 years younger!

Japanagon: KYOTO Part 1

Friday, May 15, 2015

I left Osaka with a broken heart. I was trying to just look forward, look ahead on our next stops, but I can't seem to leave our place just yet. Anyway, my plans is to go back for the other things and places in this city in 2 or 3 years, super bitin pa ako I had to drag myself outside and leave this door. I was thinking of our daily Lawson breakfasts when we left. :p

May 13, The Palace Pool Club

Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour #SpinnrKatyPerry

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thank you so much for believing in my weirdness!
- Katy Perry, Part of Me The Movie (hehe)

May 7, 2015, Philippine Arena

I am a big Katy Perry fan because I enjoy her songs and her as a crazy, over-the-top performer. Parating ang saya or may feels and inspiring, nothing in between! And although I can't say I am the biggest fan to the point that I'll go to her concert cladded in full-Katy Beth Terry costume, I've followed her for a long time nadin.

Style Origin: Mensweek 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 8, Greenbelt

On Taking Breaks and 'With A Smile'

Take me back to 2002, in my senior year in high school. I remember that amidst juggling college applications, club responsibilities, and acads, I had a social life that consists of me and my best friend and our gitara. Every dismissal and feeling like hippies, we bring our instruments to our barkada tambayan where she’ll teach me how to play our favorite songs. 

High school "Barx" and my best friend.

Avon Releases New Variants

Avon, a leading direct selling company, makes a summer splash with the newest variants of Heaven Scent Splash Cologne, Feelin Fresh Whitening Quelch Deodorant Cream with Glutathione, and Feelin Fresh Whitening Roll-On Deodorant with Glutathione.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 10, Alabang Town Center

Petrol Journey to Freedom in Boracay Part 2

Saturday, May 09, 2015

I'd say, there are 3 kinds of people: Those who go to the Boracay for its wild-wild parties, those who enjoy chilling-henna-Bob Marley-sun bathing-Jonah's overdosing while reading a book. And the adventurers, those who try out all the activities that Kuya-Manong with laminated price list can offer! Hehe. I'd like to think that I can be a little of these 3, but leaning more on the chill and sometimes (pag may budget at kasama) the adventurer type. Hehe! How about you?

Mother's Day Promos

Have any plans yet for tomorrow? Here are Mother's Day Promos from Nobu Hotel, Zalora Philippines, Pink Parlour, and Ayala Malls that you might want to avail!

TOMS The Art of Giving Gallery

TOMS takes their ONE for ONE movement to another level by inviting a few of the country's most creative, young talents in the fashion, art, and design industries to design a pair or two of TOMS Shoes. The customized shoes will then be displayed in TOMS' newest store in SM Aura, and auctioned to the highest bidder through this "The Art of Giving Gallery" campaign. True to the brand's vision, proceeds will go to each artist's chosen charities.

Ayala Malls: UP Town Center

May 8, UP Town Center

Ayala Malls redefines community living and mall culture through its newest development in the bustling northern metro – U.P. Town Center, the premier student hub located along Katipunan Avenue. 

I went there last Thursday with my blog friends, pre-Katy Perry.

#MyBreak: Party Like It's 1999!

I started to reminisce and even think about my grade school classmates when I got an invitation from Kitkat to have a break and watch the Backstreet Boys Concert last May 5. How was our section's "Nick Carter", "Kevin", "Brian", "AJ", and "Howie" doing? Will they also be watching the concert? Are they going to watch it together?

On the day of the concert, I came from the Havaianas luau-themed event so I made sure may baon akong pamalit. Very 90s, I wore my Red classic Giordano tee (the one with the small man logo), a straight jeans, and my Birkenstock--I was ready to party as if I was 10 years old again!

Grade 5 Anagon can never afford this ticket, thank You Lord for this! If dati nanyari to, I would have relied on MTV / Vevo replay, Tiger Beat, or my walkman for BSB sound trip, hehe.

A big The Body Shop fan since high school (nail buffer and lip and cheek tint!), I learned that the brand is now a member of the SM Group of Companies. The expansion starts with The Body Shop's first-ever Shop-in-Shop concept store in the newly renovated The SM Store Makati. They are now even more accessible to me, yey!

Zalora Epic Night Out

April 24, Houze Manila

Make Your Own Havaianas 2015

Friday, May 08, 2015

May 5, New Glorietta Activity Center - Palm Drive

Three Must Have Bags for Spring and Summer

With the right bag by your side, you'll always feel prepared for anything the spring or summer months have to offer. Spring brings rain showers that wash away the darkness and dinginess that winter left behind and allows plants and brightly colored flowers to flourish. Many of the top bags available this spring feature pastel colors and brighter shades the mimic the colors of those flowers. Summer bags are just a little brighter and have a little more space for all the things you need to carry. Not sure what bag is right for you? Check out some of the must have bags for spring and summer.

Canvas Tote Bag

One of the must have bags for spring and summer is a canvas tote bag. Made from canvas, these totes have reinforced bottoms that won't break when you fill the inside with all your belongings, and most bags also have reinforced handles for better carrying. Some bags also feature a small pocket on the outside and one or more pockets on the interior. A simple tote is perfect for carrying clothing from the beach to home, and you can even use one of these bags as a warm weather handbag.

Cosmetic Bag

How many times have you opened your suitcase or purse and found your makeup opened and smeared across the inside? Even if you screw the caps on tightly, those caps can still loosen when carrying your bag with you. With a cosmetic bag, you'll never again need to worry about those smears and leaks. Specifically designed for cosmetics, these bags are the perfect size for transporting lipstick, eye shadow, foundation and even hair care products. Many bags are smaller and can hold TSA approved bottles, which lets you take your cosmetics and hair care products with you on a plane.

Travel Bag

More people travel during the summer than any other season of the year. If you're a frequent traveler, you'll want a duffel or travel bag. These bags have multiple pockets for storing smaller items, reinforced stitching to protect your items and comfortable handles that won't rub against your hands. You'll even find monogrammed bags that let you add your initials or name to the front, which helps you quickly find your duffel at the airport. Cosmetic, travel and tote bags offer a number of benefits that make these bags three must haves for spring and summer.

Petrol Journey to Freedom in Boracay Part 1

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

I've prayed and prayed and attracted travel projects for the past months or so, so here I am with another recent trip to chronicle! I remember getting super ecstatic when I got an email invitation from Petrol Philippines to be with them in Boracay during Labor Day season (no less), AND along with my closest blog friend Pax! Aside from getting good vibes from all these perfect details, I also like the concept of Journey to Freedom adventure instead of just the usual "Laboracay" wild parties. In fact, our itinerary included pang-bucket list activities like parasailing, ATV, and cliff diving!

With Team Petrol Shannen and Paolo, who are both super chill and fun to be with. Pax was left by our plane! It was all over our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook that day, but good thing she was able to book a same-day flight naman! Yey!

iPhone 6 Cases

Monday, May 04, 2015

Function or design? Here are several cases for your iPhone 6.

Boracay OOTDs

Sunday, May 03, 2015

April 29 - May 2, Boracay