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My Fresh Grad + Job Hunt Story | #BestBeginsNow

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This post is dedicated to all fresh graduates who are still looking for their first job... Especially those who've been going in and out of company buildings for interviews and exams for months now.
Young and hopeful! Grad-WAITING stage, look at my ID burado na! Hahaha!

Life Updates (First Half of 2018)

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It's almost mid 2018! I think today is the perfect time to stop for a while and analyze the past months or so. Honestly, I feel that this year has been dimming when placed side-by-side with 2017 (aka the best year ever) but now that I am trying to recall what happened since January--well 2018 isn't so bad at all!
Greatest achievement for me so far is getting my blog recognized by a local award giving body. I am so glad that I am not only nominated at the Nuffnang Blogopolis Awards for Travel category, my blog also won People's Choice!! I remembered getting the news that I won while I was inside a grocery store in Bali. I was with new friends, so it's a bit embarrassing for me to freely express myself (aka cry or humble brag haha). I think I got the chills, as I ran looking for my new friend Etienne in halls and shelves of Bali's assortment of native snacks and souvenirs. "Nanalo ako!" Haha! I just had to make the moment memorable even though I wasn't…

Korea in Uptown Mall BGC: ILAHUI and NATURE REPUBLIC

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Surprisingly, I found myself at the Uptown Mall in BGC several times this month. Do not confuse this with the one in QC, this mall is the one nearer The Palace in Taguig. It might not be the most accessible mall from my place, but I like going here because of the unique stores and even restaurants. My favorites for food are Melt, Hello Kitty Cafe, and Shaburi. As for the stores, they have rare street style brands (Anti Social, Supreme) carried by The Nines and Popcorn. I also love the Adidas lifestyle boutique here, they seem to carry more styles.

I had two events specifically Korean-themed both located in Uptown Mall BGC. One is a huge shopping party with wasteland Ilahui, while the other is a new store launch of Nature Republic.

Sharing photos from my visit + my haul!


My Lips But Better (MLBB)

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Confession time! I am not a lipstick person, sadly! Haha! 👄

With the many colors, brands, and finishes coming out lately, it's so sad that I cannot maximize this wonderful makeup.

I used to be a red or dark lip girl, but recently I like my looks to be more simple. Nice straight brows, red cheeks, glowing skin are my go-tos. But since I just came from consecutive beauty events where they give out lippies, I decided to at least give them a chance and search for a new "everyday lipstick" that may replace my Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Rose Brown! It's my all-time favorite neutral shade (or MLBB), but it's mahalia at Php 1600!

Anyway, here are the four on my to-try list:


Updated Skincare [Night] | May 2018

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I swear by my April Skincare routine, but found an equally good alternative to it so yey! I tend to be masawain, and love rotating all the products that I have opened already. As much as possible, I want to actually FINISH them before I begin opening new bottles or jars. Ganun din ba kayo?

In this line of work I am usually sent new products to try. Some beauty vloggers will even mention acquiring acne from products that did not worked well with their skin, huhu. Anyway, I feel lucky that so far wala pa namang ultra negative reaction yung mga products sent to me or I personally bought. Sharing my new list of products that I am currently using since last month! I have acne prone, combination skin so these products might help some of you with my same skin type. I had stressful days because of Bloggers United, slept late because I was back to my Kdrama habits, had no time to go to my favorite Flawless facial, but I think my skin remained a-ok!



OOTD RUNDOWN: T-Shirts, Sneakers, and Transitioning from Summer to Rainy Days

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I think I over-stocked on shirts on that day mid-March when I realized that I cannot wear my sweaters anymore (haha). I bought different kinds from plains to dressy, to my favorite the logo tees, and have overused them all throughout summer. Same with my sneakers, rain or shine, casual or formal, I cannot imagine myself wearing any other footwear. For the few who are asking, I usually shop in sports stores, in Zalora (they have authentic Champion and Adidas), and in Uniqlo (plains, prints, cartoon characters). My recent rediscovery is Landmark!
Wearing sneakers underneath this infinity dress for one of my best friend's wedding:
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How To Deal With Life's Challenges? | Atom Araullo For Cherifer Premium For Adults

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Hi! I don't know what you are going through right now, but let me dedicate this blog post to you no matter how big or bearable your situation is as of the moment. Whatever it is, what you are feeling RN is valid. And above all, what you are going through right now will pass by through time--making you stronger than ever!