Nov 29, 2015

Borrowing from the Boys

As much as I love getting all dressed up, there are times (okay, most of the time) wherein I just don't have the energy to go through my clothes and carefully put together an ensemble especially when I have nowhere special to go or if it's an impromptu trip. My ordinary day of going out somewhere random would be sticking my head in the closet and pulling out whatever is available... or clean, and usually I don't really like whatever is available so I proceed to go through my brother's or my boyfriend's clothes and choose a tee or button down.

Case in point:

the bohemian doll
shirt: pilfered from my brother's closet; jeans: American Eagle; shoes: Charles & Keith

What I like most about wearing men's clothing is the laid back comfort it brings and that you can style it in a way that looks effortless yet voguish. My favorite items of clothing to steal borrow from my brother or boyfriend's closet are: button-down shirt, tees, and sweaters/hoodies. On a lazy day, I just wear them with jeans or shorts and I'm good to go. But if I wanted to spruce things up a bit, I would style these items of clothing with a pair of heels and/or an eye-catching item like a colourful purse or a kitschy accessory. 

A word of caution though: As much as possible, make sure that the clothes you are borrowing aren't extremely large in size for you; we don't want to look like we're swimming in our clothes, do we? Trust me, it's never a flattering look. If you find that that is the case with your brother/boyfriend/father's clothes, then you're better off buying your own stuff at the men's section instead. 

Nov 16, 2015

Beauty Review: Megan Purifying Nose Pore Strips

Just a quick update: I can finally use my laptop again and even better, upgraded the OS which made transferring photos easy peasy!

This is going to be a short one though since I just really want to share with you guys this AMAZING find. Seriously. Even my brother and boyfriend have turned into believers of this product.  

If you are like me who's always on the lookout for great products especially on the skincare category, then you will absolutely love Megan Purifying Nose Pore Strips. One of my pet peeves is clogged pores, particularly around the nose and chin area. It's very uncomfortable for me and I feel like giving my face a proper scrubbing twice a week is not enough, hence my slight obsession with pore strips. I have tried the ones from Bench, Bioré pore strips, and even a tube of clay mask for the nose that you can peel off once it has dried (I will update this blog once I remember the name of the brand, but it does not really work), and NONE of them gave me as much satisfaction as Megan Purifying Nose Strips did. It took out about 90% of my blackheads/whiteheads and left my nose feeling moisturised, soft, and smooth for almost a week!

Megan Purifying Nose Pore Strips

Megan Purifying Nose Pore Strips

There's an instruction behind the package so please read it carefully before using the nose strips and just a tip: I allow mine to sit for 15 minutes before peeling it off from my nose to get the maximum effect (I just feel more reassured that most of the impurities on my nose will be uprooted if I let it sit longer). I contemplated on including a photo of my used nose strip just to convince you guys how awesome it is, but I didn't wanna gross you out so just take my word for it. 

What are you waiting for?! Go buy them now! (Php50 per pack) 

Oh yeah, so far I've only seen two types of these Megan Purifying Nose Pore Strips: rose extract and witch hazel extract. I have no preference. I love them both. You can find them at Savemore supermarket and Mercury Drugstore. I haven't seen them stocked at any other places. 

Nov 5, 2015

Halloween Late Update

I can't believe it took me so long to post this. My laptop went AWOL on me and I had a hell of a time trying to transfer my photos from my iPad to my boyfriend's computer. Talk about bad luck. I feel like this may be irrelevant now, but I just want to share with you guys how I spent my Halloween. I thought it was going to be pretty much nondescript and since I seriously didn't want to spend Halloween night not doing anything, my boyfriend and I decided to just go on a proper date (which we haven't really done in months now).

I let him surprise me and he came up with dinner at Tenka, this Japanese shabu shabu place in Glorietta mall. The place looked cozy and intimate, perfect for a romantic date in town. It certainly didn't hurt that the place was decorated with Halloween-related stuff like cobwebs on the walls, tombstones on their replica of a cherry blossom tree, and best of all, the staff made up to look like witches, ghouls, faeries, etc. It really made up for us not donning on costumes and going to Halloween parties (which quite frankly, I think I'm getting too old and boring for).


Tenka shabu shabu

hot pot buffet


To be totally honest, we haven't really been to a hotpot/shabu-shabu place before so we really didn't have an inkling as to what we were doing. We got practically everything on the menu and left the heat on so high that towards the end, some of the food we put in to boil ended up getting mushy. The seaweed on my seaweed miso soup took on an entirely different taste and it wasn't good. Aside from that error on our part (we have learned our lesson, don't worry), all I can say is that the food was SO delicious and I enjoyed my time there and regretted nothing even when my tummy was close to bursting and I could feel my food reaching up to my throat (I didn't throw up. That would have been wasteful). The staff was also very accommodating so that's a huge thumbs up to Tenka! We are definitely going back for more. 

dinner date


Oh and through all the excitement, I forgot to take an OOTD so I hope these half photos of my outfit will suffice. It's a tank top from H&M and a Tommy Hilfiger scarf paired off with an American Eagle jeans and my classic black Charles & Keith heels.