Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Xmas Wish List 2011

Doing this for my Mama Tien (or for anyone I know personally, who is stumped on what to get for yours truly ^.~ ). Should have done this weeks ago. -__-

+Chanel Eyelash Curler

can be found here or at Nordstrom

Not that there's anything remotely wrong with my current Shiseido eyelash curler, but THIS one appeals to me so much more. Guess when it comes to Chanel, my inner materialistic side comes out (I swear it is not frequent!). And plus supposedly this is the 2nd best curler out in the market (1st being Shu Uemura, which is no longer available in the US) so that's a plus right?

+Chanel Le Vernis in 505 Particuliere
can be found here or at Nordstrom

Last Chanel item I promise! But I've been dying to own one of their nail polishes and would love for this to be the first shade I own. And for the past 2 years my most favorite color to paint my nails lie in the gray/taupe family.

+Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

found at Sephora

Curious to try these since one of my favorite bloggers kept raving about them. The color(s) I'd try would be: Adrenaline, Fbomb or Punch Drunk.

+Lipstick, lipstick...and more lipstick!

Since I have pretty full lips, lipstick has become my most favorite makeup item to collect. Long gone are the days when I greedily collected eyeshadow that ended up collecting dust. At least I'm getting plenty of use out of my current lipstick collection! So here's a compilation of which ones I want. :D

-Show Orchid
-Pink Nouveau
-Ruby Woo

~NARS (personal favorite...as you can tell from the list!)
-Afghan Red
-Belle de Jour (taking a chance with this one, since it IS a nude shade)
-Red Lizard

~Dior (Rouge Dior Lipcolor)
-Star Fuchsia 766

~Make Up For Ever (Rouge Artist Intense)
-7 matte bordeaux
40 satin bright orange

-Lancome Color Design Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia Clutch
-Lancome in Pink Preview (matte)

-Gift card to any one of these places: Sephora, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Ulta, Target & BluePrintCleanse
-Sleep mask

-Box of macaroons!
-Any organizational tool for my messy closet or vanity

And that's pretty much it! I am brain dead at the moment. :|
Bonne nuit!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Skinny Leg Girls in Oakland

This video has 3 out of the 4 things that currently inspire me (mentioned in the previous entry)- thick eyebrows, bright lip and Peter Pan collar. The model in this video is a beauty! Girl crush alert.

Currently Inspired By

Thick defined eyebrows a la Brooke Shields.

Bright Lips, preferably Fuchsia.

Grunge/Boho/Effortless/90s Inspired Street-style.
Think the poster child for that would be the birthday girl Zoe Kravitz, or Mary-Kate Olsen.

And lastly Peter Pan collars.

And wow it is already December? Time really does fly. Gotta start thinking about new year resolutions, though this time I'm keeping my list short. Rather make 1-3 important ones, than a long forgettable list. To think.. exactly a month from now, it'll be 2012. Excited!

PS: A goal of mine is to definitely give my layout a complete makeover! My friend Mary has an idea for my header, so I'm excited to see her vision. Would be nice to have a more "serious"/"mature" looking layout. My current one looks like a (sad) joke compared to most....

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sans makeup


I'm wide awake thanks to late night caffeine yet again. Thanksgiving just passed so I thought I'd share what I'm thankful for: being alive and healthy, for my parents, my real friends and hmm guess that's all. Those are the things that actually matter, BUT I am thankful for my Blackberry, Sephora, Anything related to fashion, Gossip Girl writers for giving us awesome Dair scenes this past year and Target for giving me a place to roam whenever I am bored. Guess I'm high off life and coffee since I am writing such a silly entry! I am also thankful that one of my personal problems has finally ended in a way/got resolved/things came to full circle, etc. So that's a huge weight off my back and heart. I am definitely in a more cheery mood but not completely. Just happy to face the approaching new year with one less of a problem.

I always read this whenever I feel sorta "low". It seems to help.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Back to the grind

After a mini hiatus and just plain avoiding blogger in general, I feel inspired to blog again. :)
Not going to promise anything, or mention ideas for future posts. (Whenever I do, it sadly fails. All the time.) I'll treat this blog the way I handle life; just go with the flow of things, take it slow and do things organically.

In the meantime, behold my current obsession. For once I'm crushing on a guy close to my age...

Friday, August 26, 2011

tres ideal

epitome of a summer uniform.

Monday, July 25, 2011

street style is always inspiring

Currently lemming for a skirt exactly like that. Think it is the perfect maxi skirt for the summer.

Red skinnies/shorts is always pleasing to the eye. I'm a fan of simple/basic outfits that look even better with a pop of color. Never fails.

These last two outfits are the epitome of key go-to-pieces. A v-neck striped top is eternally a classic and loving the wide leg jean over the usual skinny.
The last picture makes me want to pull out my old denim jacket, which has been hibernating in my closet for years. Or perhaps I'll get a new one. :) The model also inspires me to wear my hair out naturally more often. Which I almost never do. Ever. And yes my hairs gets that big and frizzy.

all pictures via StockholmStreetStyle

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Emily DiDonato

My stunning girl crush for the past year.
I know there's no such thing as perfection, but she comes pretty damn close to it if you ask me!
She sorta reminds me of a young Adriana Lima, but I'm starting to prefer her a tad bit more.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

my relationship with food

via: fashiontoast

long term goal
: i want the contents of my refrigerator to look more like this one day.

and have one day out of the week for stuff like this :) i'll always have a sweet tooth!

via: a beautiful mess

Monday, July 4, 2011

Hair Crush

Also been loving Zoe Kravitz's new 'do as well.

Not sure if the pattern was obvious, but I'm currently obsessed with ombre color + blunt bangs. Which is what I did to my hair for the summer, except the length of mine is more like Zoe's. Can't wait for my hair to get longer!! I could always try extensions (I have fake hair stowed away in my closet for the past 4 years, but was always chicken to 'go for it') but I'd probably have to dye them... so that would be a hassle in itself. So I'll just wait, my hair grows pretty quickly anyways. Having fun with my hair so far, pretty content that I did something different with it. Might as well experiment like crazy while you're still young right? ;)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

sunset fight

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shades-Juicy Couture; top-F21; shorts-JW; wedges-Mossimo Supply Co; accessories-either from the Philippines or Target

Better late than never, but took these pictures last month when we (my dad and I) took my mom out for Mother's Day. Ate at Manila Sunset and went shopping after wards. Same day I got my new concealer, which I love (HG status). Lately anything striped and semi nautical catches my eye immensely. The wedding I blogged about months ago took place last weekend, so I'll post pictures from that next time, and why an LBD always wins.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Come Here

Probably one of the most honest, yet romantic moment I've seen in a film.
Awkwardness, captured at its finest.

Monday, May 9, 2011

IOTD: She-Bob

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IOTD = Inspiration Of The Day

I'll probably be doing more of these, I think it's always nice to share what currently inspires us. This is my outlet to do just that. Been inspired by this type of style aesthetic since last year. I'm a sucker for anything striped and Bob Dylan-esque.

As for other life updates, still looking for a dress for the wedding I'm attending at the end of this month. Still on the search for the perfect face moisturizer as well. Lately my mind is scattered, I mainly think about fashion, skincare/beauty & potential moves or steps for my future. So many options out there from a major change altogether (double major perhaps?) or studying abroad. Gotta weigh the possibilities and choose wisely.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Self Love

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"Even if the whole world turns their back on you, you always have yourself."
~Lady Gaga

Friday, March 11, 2011

lent time

Giving up any form of coffee for lent (which started on March 9). Now this will actually be a challenge for me compared to last year when I gave up MySpace... oh yea such torture that was!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Boho Wedding

I'll be attending a wedding this May and already I'm thinking about what I'll wear. Spent hours earlier browsing the net for that perfect dress. Speaking of weddings, for the longest time my "ultimate" dream was a beach wedding. Lately that format has been a bit outplayed, so moving on to other ideas. One of my friends influenced me on the idea of having a wedding out of the country, which sounds great but I'd still want to think about other options. Even though I don't have to worry about marriage anytime soon being single and young, it's just fun pondering about it every now and then.

At the moment I'm loving the whole bohemian-hippie type wedding: very simple yet chic, out in nature, flowers in the hair, relatively small guest list and no need for an extravagant gown. Mimi Baez FariƱa's wedding (October 1968) is the epitome of that. I adore everything about it.

photo credit: erinyes

Monday, February 14, 2011