Hair: Double Braided Headband

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It’s summer and of course we need to be a little playful when it comes to styling including our hair. I’m currently trying different hairstyles because my hair looks plain and boring. And I also want to explore new things. I don’t really make much effort in fixing my hair so I guess some changes won’t hurt. I want to cut my hair short but I can’t, maybe next time. Anyway, today, I tried Double Braided Headband hairstyle. I don’t know where’d I learned it but the hairstyle works well on girls with long hair. Since my hair color is getting back to ombré, the braided hair (headband) is literally highlighted. I have a video tutorial below. The steps are pretty easy. Feel free to watch! Enjoy :)

P.S. Some Twix might actually help :p I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

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Silhouette & Feels

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Quick silhouette photos expressing how I feel. Photographed by my brother (iPhone+VSCO)

It’s been 6 days since the last time I actually use my Instagram account. I still check them but not that much — same with Twitter and Facebook. I deleted everything in my Instagram except the last photo. I just want to start all over again. I want a new beginning. I chose to drift away from Instagram-ing for some reasons and it was indeed a breath of fresh air. Aside from that, I am also dealing with separation anxiety. It’s been almost a week of not seeing my baby cousins from the Philippines. They are my daily dose of happiness. And I have no proper communication with my beau because the electricity in our city’s still out due to typhoon Glenda and it makes me sadder because… LDR feels.

Everything seems heartbreaking to me. Last week, I woke up to some bad news. From what happened to the Philippines, MH17 air crash, Gaza vs. Israel, to what is currently happening to the World. I mean, this World is broken. I also realized that I have to value my life more and I have to be thankful that I never got to experience what other people’s experiencing today. I grieve with thee. I seldom express my concern to my social accounts but I just can’t stand it. We need to fix what’s broken. I always pray for World Peace. Let us pray for World Peace.

Love. Peace. Freedom. Harmony. Happiness.

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Wear Black Or Stay Naked

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I like people. i like hearing them talk about themselves. I like their stories, the ones about the first birthday they can remember or about the first time they got lost in a shopping mall. I like to keep listening until they get to that point where they disregard social etiquette. When they decide being honest is easier than pretending. When they tell you what they really think of a certain topic or person. Mostly, I like hearing them talk about themselves. Their fears, their insecurities, their greatest love and loss. When people are honest, it’s like a reintroduction. You meet who they really are. The man wearing the business costume is really a dreamer and the kid asking for change on the sidewalk is working on his first EP. My darling, listen to people when they talk and do so intently. When people sense they are being heard, they will give you something worth hearing”  —How I get past small talk, (breatheasyhoney)

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Blogiversary 2.0

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Another year flew again. I can’t believe I’m blowing another cake today because today is Faebulous Story’s second anniversary. Most of you, my readers, knew that I stopped blogging and closed my blog for almost 5 months but I am very glad that you welcome me back wholeheartedly and warmly. I thought after closing my blog I won’t have my loyal readers back but I was wrong. For that, I would like to express my deepest and sincerest gratitude for letting me share my world with you. Thank you all so so so so so so much! I would never get tired of thanking you for all the support, sweet words of encouragement and for believing in me. Who would have thought that blogging would lead me to what I really want to do? Also, it made me discover a lot of things about myself.

I decided to change my blog’s look again including the icon. I know I’ve changed its look a lot of times but I am going to stick with it this time. I’ve always been aiming for a clean theme with a unique header and finally, I’ve created the best header I could keep for life. My header shouts “Come and see my fabulous life!!!”. I don’t think I have to explain the story behind it much further. The quote and the header speak for itself.

Join me as I reminisce :) Again, thank you so much guys! Cheers!!! And… watch out for the last three photos :p

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I’m diggin’ it since ’90 something! Ha! Bear with the natural vintage-y effect. Lol

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Btw, how do you like Faebulous Story’s new look?

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Not A Greek Goddess

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Top: TRENDZ | Bottom: BE CHIC FOR LESS | Sandals: GRENDHA | Bag: H&M

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Another bare face shots! I chose to wear a maxi skirt — though it’s hot — instead of shorts because my legs have so many bruises and I don’t know where and when did I got them. And even if I don’t, my knees look bruised. Haha. Anyway, my style yesterday was bohemian. Bohemian is one of my favorite fashion trends yet the style I seldom don. There’s something about wearing it that I really cannot explain. I cannot pick the right words. Perhaps my free-spirited attitude proves my love for bohemian. I have read before in one article that boho isn’t really about wearing a flowy skirt & a boho-chic bag but it’s about embracing your own personality and expressing it through your fashion choices. A little inspiration would also help though.
I believe that I am as flowy as my skirt that flows smoothly when the wind blows, or as detailed as my crochet top which may look complicated but highlights its simplicity. The thing is.. I am always myself regardless of how hard the situation is. I just go with the flow of life and keep myself happy. And that’s what makes me a hobo-chic.

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I Am Blank Because…

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Top: COTTON ON | Bottom: LEVI’S | Watch: SWATCH | Bracelets: FOREVER21

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I’m blank because I’m blank. Literally. Haha! How are you? How’s your summer so far? Mine’s bummer and I’m crying right now. I spend most of my time at home, doing nothing. For the meantime, let me share the things that’re currently making me happy, sad and excited :)

I am HAPPY because…
-There are so many beautiful things to be happy
-I’m surviving my salad diet
-It’s summer already, my fave season!
-I just redeemed $55. Yehey!
-IT’S SALE SEASON *showers confetti*

I’m SAD because…
-My lappy’s giving up :(
-All my wishlist items in Forever21 are all out of stock :(((
-I haven’t received my redemption yet
-I miss my beloved country
-I want to pig out but I can’t

I’m EXCITED because…
-I want to know where will I spend my summer 2014
-I have new pens for sketching and I can’t wait to use them :”>
-This year is nearly ending, 5 months to go before we welcome another year!

That’s all I can share for now. Enjoy the rest of your summer :)

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Shades Of Cool

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Dress: FOREVER21 | Shoes: KICKS

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It was a sunny afternoon. Sizzling hot afternoon. I was cleaning my closet when photo shoot came into my mind. I thought of my Forever21 bodycon dress I bought last year. I haven’t been active in blogging lately — in fact I only do it once a week, or twice — since I’m stuck at home. I know it’s summer but what will I do? I’m left with nothing but my gadgets, my musical instruments, my sketchbook, pens and etc. I want to go out but I have nowhere to go. And if you’re going to ask me about what do I do everyday, I say “Nothing. I just literally sit all day”, which is a FACT. How boring my life is? Lol. But.. Here’s a list of the top 5 things I do when I’m literally sitting all day (yeah, I have to emphasize the word, lol):

1. SKETCH. I’m a frustrated designer. Everybody knows that (if not, now you know :p). It’s either I’m holding my pen or my stylus; I use my sketchbook or my iPad when sketching.

2. PLAYING GUITAR OR UKE. My first love is singing and forever will be. If we will be neighbors, hearing my voice will be a part of your daily life.  I’m still trying to learn the other ukulele chords since I just got that instrument two months ago. I want to learn more instruments, if there will be a chance. I also play piano, I used to have lessons when I was a kid.

3. INSTAGRAM. I don’t know but I think I could survive a day (now that’s so OA) stalking instagram accounts of the people I don’t follow. Is that weird? I don’t really stalk my friends’ accounts. I’m always on the Explore tab, refreshing and refreshing and refreshing.

4. READ. I downloaded a lot of books on my iBooks and I can’t wait to finish them all. Hmm.. How I miss book sale!!! I often buy my books at the book sale so I could have more at a low cost. I miss the Philippines :(

5. WATCH MOVIES. Old, new, different genres, whatever. Anything I feel like watching.

That’s it! But I’m not doing the same routine for the whole summer. No, no, no! Lol. What’s up with your summer? Share your thoughts below! Have a good summer! :)

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The Plié Wand by Julep

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It’s officially summer. I bet most of you are excited to go for a vacation. Summer is one of the most wonderful time of the year and since you will be spending more time with yourself, why not try to pamper your nails? Paint it with different colors, do nail arts and do whatever you want. Perfect timing because Julep just launched their latest innovation yet, The Plié Wand, which could make it easier for you to apply your nail polish. It was designed like a pen for convenience. Isn’t it nice that putting on nail polish is like you’re just writing/drawing? The Plié Wand comes with three brushes — a stripping brush, a precision brush and a dotting tool. The handle is flexible, you could bend the wand at an angle for more accurate and flawless finish since most of us find it hard to apply nail polish to our non-dominant hand. Also, it has a magnetic overcap so any Julep nail polishes fit on it. Check out their nail polishes here.

I’ve always wanted a nail polish brush set but why would I ask for more when I can get all the brushes in one product? Amazing! I find it very convenient because you could carry it wherever you want especially when you’re travelling. Some people are busy and have no time to visit the salon, The Plié Wand is perfect for you. I think every woman should have this.

Great invention and great concept, I must say. The Plié Wand totally rocked the nail polish world! Julep nailed it! So what are you waiting for? Grab yours now! I’m calling all the nail polish lovers out there. You may watch the video below to further understand the concept. It’ll show the instruction on how to use The Plié Wand. You might also wanna check their Top 10 Plié Wand Pro Tips

Follow them on Twitter to get updates: @julepmaven

The Fault In Our Stars

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“But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. Don’t you believe in true love?”

It’s ironic that I highlighted that quote but I really don’t believe in promises. Weird, huh?

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“That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.”

“Maybe okay will be our always.”

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“…but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.”

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars  but in ourselves.”

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“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

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“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”

“Without pain, we couldn’t know joy.”

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“But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”

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“Okay?”, “Okay.”

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I’ve read the book a week ago and I can’t believe I finished the whole thing in one day. First time, indeed. I haven’t been TOO attached to a book for so long — since SDTG days — but the moment I started reading the epigraph of TFIOS, that moment I knew that I could not put my iPad down. And yeah, I did not. John Green made me cry really really really hard. Every word worth my tears so I have no regrets reading Augustus & Hazel’s story. I’ve also watched the movie 3 days after and even though I knew how would the story go and how did the story ended, I still cried. Hard. Very hard. If you haven’t watched the movie yet, I suggest that you should read the book first so you know every detail of the story. Omg. I thought I’m not gonna cry, really. But I think I cried harder when I saw the movie. Haha. Redundant, eh? Can’t g.e.t.o.v.e.r! It’s heartbreaking to see Hazel grieving for Augustus and it hurts to see Augustus in pain — rather than just creating your own scenarios in your mind. But I still liked their epic love story. I know we have our own favorite quotes (but I guess most of them are just the same) and those quotes you’ve read above were my top 10! What’s yours? Feel free to share them below!

And btw, I chose a girly style today just because I feel girly, no side story :p My top, skirt and sunglasses were from the bazaar (I told you, I love bazaars), my boho bag was from H&M and my gold sandals were from Segue. Have a good day. It’s officially summer!!!! Enjoy! Toodles.

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Artless But Fierce

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Top: MOSSIMO | Shoes: PARISIAN

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I often read about the things people hate the most about themselves, their insecurities, flaws and etcetera. I know we can’t avoid such things but we have to keep our self-esteem as high as possible. Sometimes, we need to breathe and appreciate all the good things we have. We are so busy noticing our flaws and imperfections that we tend to forget recognizing the good things we actually have. Today, my brother and I had a little photo shoot, in my request, because I haven’t updated my blog since last Saturday (I know, it’s been a week). I chose not to wear makeup for the reasons that I’ll be talking about the things I love about myself and I want to at least try to love the way I look without anything on, to love myself as I am. That sounds very deep but let’s move on to the topic. Here’s the 8 things I love about myself:

1. Natural tan skin. I was actually confused if I have an olive or tan skin but whatever I love it. I used to cry when I was a kid because I want a fair skin. I couldn’t imagine myself!!! Haha. But now I want a darker skin because.. It. Looks. Very. Gorgeous♡

2. Thick brows. I’m actually in the process of having them back to how thick it really was. I just love how it is turning out. I have straight brows but I have it regularly trimmed. And now I’m growing them again.

3. I’m contented with who I am and what I have. I’m so over I-freaking-hate-myself stage. Admit it. There came a point in our lives that we hated ourselves too much. We curse ourselves. We want this, we want that. Thank goodness I’m done with it. I’ve been there and I never want to go back. I love who I am, where I am, what I achieved and everything. To my younger readers, don’t feel sad because eventually you’ll overcome your little insecurities :)

4. My hair. I am so obsessed with my long hair regardless of how ugly and how dry it is (because I’ve dyed it gazillion times). I’m so addicted to it. Ha! I remembered cutting 16 inches of it. It broke my heart. Well, I was really heartbroken that time. Hahahaha. WHAT DID I JUSDFGHJKLQWERTYUIOP…? Okay, now I’m choking :p

5. I am a Fashionista. There. I said it. I consider myself as a Fashionista, not because I think I’m good at playing dressing up, but because I have a deep passion for fashion and styling.

6. I am free-spirited. I act in a free way without worrying about what would other people think about me. I don’t care about social judgments. I just go with the flow of life and do the things that make me happy.

7. Wishing to be someone else is a misery. Just like what I’ve just said in #3, I’m contented with who I am and what I have. I don’t want to complicate things and wish for impossible things. I am proud of who I am. As Kurt Cobain said “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” 

8. IT IS DEFINITELY FUN TO “FAE”. I have to make the sentence capitalized because it’s really fun to be me. Just me. Do I need to say more?

I thought picking this topic would be very hard and challenging for me but it’s not. I’ve been wanting to blog about it since last week and I actually tried to make a draft post but ended up writing nothing. I cannot think of any reasons why I love myself or the things I love about myself until I sat down in front of my laptop, turned off the light and started typing. Surprisingly, I’ve written a lot because I write from the heart :) Let’s love ourselves a little bit more! Feel free to share the things you love the most about yourselves below! :)

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