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April 15, 2014

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Top: H&M | Bottom: LEVI’S | Outwear: REDHEAD | Shoes: MEROMA | Bag: ARMANI | Sunglasses: RAYBAN

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Going back to blogging wasn’t easy. I asked myself a lot of times, “Are you sure you want to get back to blogging?”. I always get the same answer “I don’t know”. Last year, December 8 to be exact, I made a big decision — I closed my blog (made it private). Every single day, I got “This person wants to access your blog” email and I have no choice but to delete them. It was really a matter of life and death. This year, I found myself getting back to blogging. It was probably a big move. I decided to have my header changed, my signature changed. Everything! It was really hard. I have to use my HTML skills, update my sidebar, my About section, add new categories that would spice up my not-so-new blog. Going back to basics, it is. It’s like I’m starting to create a new blog again.

Why should I get back to blogging? Because I want to share my passion with everybody. I can say that I’m happier now. Maybe I just lack inspiration and motivation before and I made blogging my world. I just learned that I don’t need to stress myself because of blogging. It’s just a past time, not a thesis with a hell deadline. I learned to enjoy the beauty of blogging. I have no regrets that I made my blog public again :)

In connection with that, I decided to keep my style simple today. Neutral colors + minimal makeup. I have school today and I realized that I’ve been abusing the no dress code policy quite a lot. I feel so guilty, lol. So I tried to wear a pair of pants to school. Besides, I’m reserving my other clothes for summer. I really can’t wait, yah know! And I look so healthy. Hahaha! Actually, I am really healthy since I had my 1 month vacation in the Philippines.

xx

Mismatched

April 14, 2014

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My outfit looks really gaudy so I used the B&W photos instead. Uh-oh! Didn’t notice that the colors of my shoes and socks don’t match the colors of my top. . Good thing my brother used B&W effect in other photos, didn’t have to edit. Lol, lazy problems. They’re all good actually.

Mismatched outfits are trending these days but seriously my outfit was beyond mismatched. Even my brother said it looks baduy. Oh gosh, I don’t know what just I did. I’m disappointed. Have you experienced having mismatched outfit? Ha! This only proves that nobody’s perfect and life is not perfect. Sometimes we make the wrong decisions but we have to learn from it. Woo! At least I made a good explanation. Haha!

xx

Black On Hot Pink

April 12, 2014

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Top: ALCOTT | Skirt: FOREVER21 | Shoes: VANS | Bag: GENEVIEVE GOZUM

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Girl-time-of-the-month just hit me again and I don’t feel like wearing pants, leggings nor stockings. Cozy days are nearly over and I’m lovin’ it. I can’t wait for summer to come. Okay, so my mom and I went for a little shopping today. I brought my brother’s DSLR believing my mum could take my OOTD photos for this blog. But my official photographer still did. I mean, my brother. Haha :p

Speaking of “girl” time, my outfit was a little bit girly with a rebel(?) twist. I’m not sure of that. Lol. I actually love the black and pink ensemble. Black is a neutral color and hot pink spices it up because it’s very overpowering. It seemed to be working well!

I added up a little space called "Ask Fae". Get to know me better through asking. Just click on the link above. I have it in my menu bar, tho.

xx

Vanilla Cupcake

April 12, 2014

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Welcome to my first ever food post! This is not the typical food blog post wherein the blogger gives the recipe — because I just copied the whole procedure from the internet :p Let me just feed you with photos. My photography skills are improving actually. Loljk. The camera is just good. Okay, here you go!

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Oh lovely!!! I’m so happy! It was my first time to try baking (of course with the help of my mom). Since I am a Management major, I haven’t experienced baking. It wasn’t perfect especially the frosting but it’s very tasty, though. Well according to my brother, my dad, my uncle and my auntie :p Not bad for a first timer!

My mom and I had fun working together. We experienced some problems but we handled it anyway. I don’t know if I mentioned in my About section that one of my dream businesses is a pastry shop. My best friend and I used to plan for a coffee-pastry business way back in first year college. She loves coffee and I love pastries. It’s just funny how time goes by in the wink of an eye.

Yay! I can’t wait to bake more cupcakes. I hope I could make NY cheesecakessssss soon! Made the s-es bold because I love cheesecakes. I’m in love! Cheers to baking! Cheers to more cupcakes and cakes! Cheers!!! Oops, sorry I’m just excited :p

xx

What’s In My Travel Makeup Kit?

April 11, 2014

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I’m not really a fan of makeup. I don’t apply any makeup. BUT… That was before college, before I became a CITHM student — when it wasn’t required to put makeup at all. I’m still not a fan of makeup though. I mean I’m not obsessed with it. I still could go out of the house without anything. I don’t use foundation for a year now because I’m allergic. I often go with brows and mascara (or brows alone and I just learned putting them last year, still can’t do it perfectly).

 Admit it or not, makeup enhances one’s beauty. Of course, girls are better off without makeup but eventually, we’ll be needing the help of makeup. So today I’m sharing what’s inside my travel makeup kit. I actually have 3 cosmetic pouches — a pouch full of lipsticks, a pouch for brushes and a travel pouch.

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What’s inside my kit?

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Bench Facial Absorbent Paper. It’s very helpful especially if you have an oily skin like mine. I tend to get oily by afternoon and instead of using a powder, I use facial absorbent paper instead. It’s truly absorbing.

H&M Bronzer. I discovered the bronzing powder few months ago and it really does the trick!

Maybelline Makeup Remover. Sometimes I find it hard to remove my makeup especially my mascara so I use a remover instead. It instantly and effectively removes all eye & lip makeup. (You could also use a lotion)

H&M Mini Blush Brush

H&M Lip Balm

Mascara Guide. Got it from a Chinese store. I’m not good at putting mascaras especially in my lower eyelashes. It’s funny how it could help me a lot. Great invention!

Essence Mascara. It’s a volume slash waterproof mascara. It’s good but I’m still eye-ing for Maybelline’s Volume Cat Eyes mascara because according to my cousin, it’s perfect. It goes out of stock in the Philippines and I can’t find it here in Italy. Online, maybe?

H&M Blush. I actually got the wrong shade. Lol. But it’s okay though. I seldom use blush anyway.

H&M Highlighter Powder. I got it a few days ago. I actually use a highlighter stick from KIKO but it doesn’t really compliment my skin color so I bought a highlighter powder instead.

H&M Eyebrow Shadow.  It comes with three shades. I just use ‘em in case my eyebrow pencil got blunt.

H&M For Audrey Lippie. My new favorite!

Bond no. 9 (I Love New York) & Kate Spade (Live Colorfully) Perfumes. They’re just new in my kit! Those are samples. I have too many samples. Lol. I love it because I don’t have to carry my bigger perfume bottles with me anymore.

Maybelline Gel Liner & Brush. The one I’m using for almost a year.

Nichido Eyebrow Pencil. My favorite! I discovered it through my mom.

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Shaka Brushes. Very handy and convenient!

Most of them are from H&M because it’s cheaper but very very good. I swear! Okay, so that’s all. How about you? What’s in your travel makeup kit? Share it below! Spread the love :)

xx

DOPE

April 9, 2014

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Dope, adj. A word that describes something that is extremely cool, such as music, clothes, people. etc. (source: Urban Dictionary). “That’s so dope”, this line is too mainstream. The word dope became synonymous to the word “good” but it actually has another meaning so better be careful when using the word. I’m sure you don’t want to get into trouble. Lol.

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Waddup with the "lip bite"

“Dope” makes a person feel good about himself. Everybody gets the blues from time to time and it’s funny how a simple word can take one’s depression away. “Dope” helps other people strengthen their self-image and feel confident. It also motivates a person. I mean who doesn’t want to receive compliments like “You’re awesome”, “So dope!”, “Cool”, right? But remember that you don’t have to please people to earn compliments. Just be yourself, you’re worth a compliment! :)

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Top: BENCH/ | Outwear: NEW YORK YANKEES | Shorts: bazaar

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Shoes: ME&ME (PITARELLO)

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Going to another side of this post… Uh!! Oh my goodness! Our lessons in school are getting harder and harder. I’ve been away for more than a month and there’s so many lessons I need to catch up with. Words are getting deeper and difficult. I’m eager to learn Italian and I will try harder. Wish me luck! :)

Have a dope day ahead!

xx

The City That Never Sleeps

April 8, 2014

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Horay to my first ever OOTD post after so long! Yay! Thank God the weather’s perfectly fine today. Finally, Spring has sprung and I want to spend more time outdoors. I love to see the flowers blooming, hear the birds chirping, breathe the fresh air, sit on the green grass, chase the sun, ahhh everything about Spring! But do you know what I love the most about the season? I can finally wear what I want without layering. It means… MORE OUTFIT POSTS! Yehey! *cheers*

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Top: STRADIVARIUS | Bottom & Bag: TERRANOVA | Shoes: SKECHERS |

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DSC_0157I say hello to Spring and said goodbye to my super long hair. I had a straight cut hair for almost a year; eventually, I gave in to having it styled. Finally, someone got the hairstyle that I like. Only two hairstylists can do it perfectly. I love it!

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I skipped classes (AGAIN, lol) last week because I feel really tired and… okay, lazy. Oops! Hahaha. Today, I went to school and guess what? WE HAVE NO CLASS. I don’t know if I’m lucky or unlucky? Lol. I can’t think of anything more to say. I mean, there’s so many thoughts on my mind and I still don’t know what to say. I. Do. Not. Know. What. To. Say. Blah. Maybe because I’m in the throes of a vacation hangover. Still can’t believe I left the Philippines already. I got heartbroken again :(

DSC_0158Anyway, have a great day!

xx

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