Posh Nails Detox Mani+Pedi

Friday, July 31, 2015

"More than just a place where you can have your nails done expertly, I have always envisioned our Posh Nails salons to be a place where our customers can relax and feel pampered, where we can help them find comfort and ease from their stress," says pamper queen and Posh Nails owner Cat Ilacad.

I am currently at home on hibernate mode, trying to recover from the week-long stress. But aside from all the events and classes I had to attend to, I also gave myself a much-needed me-time at the Posh Nails Salon in Tomas Morato.

It also coincided with their 13th birthday.

I lalalove Shakey's! I can feast on Mojos for days! During my 26th birthday, I celebrated with just my family, in our house, with all my favorite foods. These included Mojos and Pepperoni Crunch Pizza!

Zalora Collaborates with Mazda for "M2 by Mark Bumgarner" Collection

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It has been my guilty pleasure to browse my Zalora app every night, when I can't sleep, and place every single dress or shoes or bag in my wish list. Shopping with Zalora is super convenient, every time I place an order the night before, I usually receive my purchase the following day! They also have several payment options, including cash on delivery. And of course, Zalora (even their in house brand) have so much unique and beautiful stuff at affordable price tags, that I just can't resist!

Now, the country's leading online fashion house partners with Japanese automotive brand MAZDA for an exclusive collection inspired by Mazda's KODO design philosophy: the M2 by Mark Bumgarner Collection. I was lucky to have a preview of these designer pieces earlier at the Shangrila Mall.

Book & Borders Library / Cafe in QC

It's everyone's dream: a cafe inside a library, or a library inside a cafe. Earlier, I went to Manila's newest concept coffee shop Book & Borders in Tomas Morato. I don't care if it's too far for a south kid like me, I wanted to see it for myself! :)

Oversized Watches Are Here To Stay

TW Steel celebrates 10 years of BIG TIME. 

Here are some of my TW Steel OOTDs for the past years. My sister and I are big fans!

Plains and Prints' Photo-Fashion Collection

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I always wonder how retail brands continue to conceptualize and create something new and different for every season. They never seem to run out of wondrous ideas that people are willing to buy more of their clothes.

True enough, Plains & Prints gets even more creative for 2015. Also celebrating their 20th anniversary, the brand's recent collaboration is with no less than famed lensmen Mark Nicdao and Wig Tysmans. It's a Photo-Fashion Collection!

Silka: Just Say YES!

I love the great outdoors, and I'm not gonna lie!

Photos from last summer's Roxy Camp:

Herschel Supply x Liberty of London

Oh Herschel, you have found your way in millions of hearts. I see you everywhere, from travellers, in movies, to students, and even yuppies on their way to work. My high school friend's wish list included a Herschel bag, which she received during her last birthday from her boyfriend! 

Now Herschel releases something more feminine, but still functional!

SM Beauty International Lipstick Day!

Friday, July 24, 2015

I have to admit, a swipe of lipstick changes my whole look in an instant! It gives major boost of the self esteem, that's why I make sure I bring a tube in my bag every time I go to events. My favorite shade is dark reddish, I think it suites my skin tone and style perfectly.

This July 29, top brands like Shiseido, L'Oreal, Revlon, Maxfactore, NYX, Maybelline, Ever Bilena, BYS, and others are offering lip makeup services and discounts of up to to 50% off!

#MyBreak: Team Breezy

A few days ago, I was back inside Kitkat's Premier Suites in MOA Arena for Chris Brown's concert.

Perfect Hair with W Elite Beauty Box

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I am a wash-and-wear girl. I don't usually fix my hair, unless there are special occasions or formal events where I need to look extra decent. Hair bun is my go-to style, but of course I still envy the girls who give their 'do some volume. Aside from not having enough time to fix my hair on a regular basis, my commuting is really discouraging.

Till I received this special W Elite Beauty Box.

Unique, Alternative Swimwear

Friday, July 17, 2015

Like my thing for wedding gowns, I don't want to go for the usual bikinis when going to the beach. Aside from building my self-esteem and still working on some body issues (huhu, but getting there!), I can't see myself in them kasi hindi ko lang din talaga siya style. 

Good thing designers and retails brands are getting more and more creative. Here are swimwear alternatives you can try on your next swimming trip.

Clingies in El Nido

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I've been browsing and re-posting a lot of my travel pictures since this afternoon. I miss everything! I wish for another food trip with Ate in a busy hotpot restaurant in Taiwan, or play again with snow with the whole family in Maryland. I pray for a repeat of that day I had to wake up before 5am so my high school barkada and I can catch the Angkor Wat sunrise. Or that time when my friend and I had to run after a bus in Little India after realizing we were a few minutes late from the schedule!

Anyway, here's my latest local trip with my blog friends. We went to El Nido to feature the fairly-new accommodation The Resort Bayview. Summer has long ended here in Manila, so our flight to Palawan was alongside three predicted PAGASA-announced tropical storms about to enter the country. Ang tatapang, YOLO! Mabuti nalang ang lakas ng aming dasal!

One More Summer.

El Nido: The Resort Bayview

During my family's trip to Cebu a few months ago, almost my whole high school barkada went to Palawan. I know family first, but nakaka- FOMO (fear of missing out). I prayed I'll see El Nido this year, and just a few days ago, we were invited by The Resort Bayview El Nido to visit them. Amen!

Bipolar outfits, haha! Rain or shine, ready to hit one of the best beaches in the world with The Clingies!

My Top Picks from New Era Cap Philippines

All my friends know my addiction for caps and hats. Maraming pre-loved bazaars na ang nagdaan, but I cannot afford to sell my headwear. Ever. I have a humble collection of head accessories in my room!

24 Hours in Malaysia

Monday, July 13, 2015

Genting Highlands is a cooler, higher area in Malaysia, a breath of fresh air after 3 days of sweating while touring Singapore and Legoland. It wasn't super cold coat-levels (sayang!), but a bit comparable to Tagaytay-weather especially when you're uphill. Like any Resorts World around the world, Resorts World Genting offers a lot of activities and attractions within and around the vicinity.

White Polo - Uniqlo | Black Jumper Dress - Forever 21 | Shoes - Steve Madden | Photos - @paultheprguy

Unique, Alternative Wedding Gowns

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Although the blushing brides are often in tube, spaghetti, or sweetheart cut wedding dresses, I've always thought that I won't get married wearing the usual beaded, long-train gown. Let me stress that they are pretty, but something that I can't see myself in.

Husband material and emotional stability aside (lol), I started searching for wedding gowns last night. I think it's not because I want to get married na, but more of because I want to be a bridal gown designer someday! If this dream won't push through though, then here's a list for my future reference, hehehe.

I think it started when I saw Kendall Jenner in a Chanel wedding pantsuit! Spell nontraditional bride!

Snow Skin Whitening Soaps

The hot, whole-day walks in Singapore and Malaysia made me darker. Hindi ko naman sana mapapansin, but it left an unpleasant tan line on my wrist area, where I wore my watch! When I got back in Manila, I received a box of Snow Skin Whitening Soaps from Vida Nutriscience Inc., the makers of Snowcaps L-Glutathione Whitening Supplement. Perfect timing to road test a new product's effectivity!

24 Hours in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Monday, July 06, 2015

It is suddenly cold and rainy here in Manila. It makes me feel that my hot, humid Malaysia trip happened a looong looooong time ago. Gusto ko na uli ng another trip! Anyway, if you've been to Singapore, and have plans of visiting again soon (most probably, because you're invited by another set of friends, hehe)... here's something different to add to your itinerary.

I recommend that you also visit Johor Bahru, the nearest Malaysian city to Singapore. Hindi pala KL, it will take around 6 hours pa to get there by bus. With Johor Bahru,1.5 hours bus ride lang from the Singapore Flyer, you can already enjoy attractions in another country! Here are some of them:

1) Legoland - a fairly new theme park that offers rides, shows, and attractions. Read more HERE.

Roxy Get Crafty

Ahhh... Rain! What do Roxy Girls do when they can't surf?

I am so glad that one of them is crafting! And staying-in, hehe. Definitely my thing!

Daily Brew

Here's the perfect combination on a rainy day (like today!) - coffee, good food to match the coffee, a cozy coffee shop, friends, and conversations on dreams and throwbacks.

Legoland Malaysia

Friday, July 03, 2015

Cue in The Lego Movie theme song "Everything is Awesome"! 

One of our ultimate game plan for this trip is Legoland Malaysia. They said that the theme park is just a bus ride away from Singapore, so we thought why not go to Singapore, Legoland, then fly to Manila via KL so we can also see the Petronas? Sobrang ambitious! 

24 Hours in Singapore

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I think my ate trained me well. Our itinerary for our past travels (Taiwan and Japan) were always packed, parang walang bukas! I know traveling can either be to relax or explore--but in my case and my age, I'd rather take full action-filled trips before I get old and my feet can't take long walks na!

Anyway, for this Singapore trip, I was tasked to do the itinerary. Super naexcite ako. I think I got so used to free-riding my Ate's itinerary so this is something new!

T-shirt - Topshop x Adidas | Culottes - Stradivarius | Sandals - Fitflop | Bag - Long Champ | Watch - Veloci | Photos - @paultheprguy