|More of my daily kikay shots|
19 August 2012
The Dark Side:
Bloody Red Nails
I'm enjoying Manila's affordable nail services again. (Yes, we're so back!) Had so much fun with my DIY phase. But with the nail spas so near (my office and our home), I'm back to enjoying professional care.
More of my daily kikay shots on Instagram.
17 August 2012
A "Look for Less" Lady had always wondered if she'd be able to enter the world of clothes, make-up, shoes, and bags.
While enjoying her stint in the broadcast media (admittedly, another dream industry that she happilly ventured into), she always daydreamed about her other kikay interests.
So she put up a silly blog, her Little Black Book of Style, as inspired by Nina Garcia's book. She enrolled in fashion school and make-up workshops, just for fun. And exposed herself to more fashion magazines, books, blogs, films and TV shows. Every fashion experience, no matter how far-out and mundane, ended with "If only I could..."
On a year when life proved "everything is possible," with no professional background in the retail world, she finally gave it a shot. Arrmed only with her passion for fashion, she applied for a Junior Management position in one of the country's richest men's Group of Companies, and got hired for a Senior Management role!
*Fade in: Rampa Music*
YES, EVEN SILLY DREAMS DO COME TRUE.
I can't talk about my new career in detail. But just to give you a glimpse of my new work life, here are bits from my recent events.
Fab accessories from photo shoots
inspire shopping sprees!
Pictorials are dejavu.
I guess they'll forever be part of my career life.
Naiba lang ang "cast."
Spot the mascara topper.
Fabulous cupcakes from a make-up event.
My first mall opening was Filipiniana themed
since the store's located among the country's heritage sites.
Rehearsals for a VIP event
I used to get paid to watch a lot of TV (of course, it's not all I do but it was a big part of my work). Now, I'm getting paid to go mall and event-hopping. Someone up there truly loves me. *wink*
Fabulous in Faith,
26 June 2012
23 May 2012
Current fashion read: Parisian Chic
It's a style guide by Ines de la Fressange, France's icon of chic; written in collaboration with Elle fashion journalist Sophie Gachet.
Loving the style and beauty tips (and decorating finds!); and the book's uber-chic layout: ala-scrapbook / diary / journal with charming scribbles, drawings and personal snapshots.
My DIY mani matches the book cover's text.
|Dress like a Parisan.|
Wardrobe musts: LBD, trench coat, diamonds.
SGD48 (around Php1500), from Kinokuniya
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19 April 2012
What's inside the big Sephora shopping bag?
|Black Bag: |
Shopped at Sephora, Vivo City branch
Fino, a Pinoy leather bag brand.
It has received a lot of compliments in SG.
Proudly Pinoy-made! Yey!
A winner find: a silver metal makeup case for SGD150 (around Php5250)!
Specs: 14 inches x 9 inches x 9 inches
An online store sells this or something that looks so much like it for USD275 (almost Php12,000), comes with make-up and tools, see redgingercosmetics. I saw a similar case being sold in SM Megamall for Php14,000, with makeup and brushes too. According to the salesperson, the case costs Php7,500, but they don't sell it separately.
I have existing makeup and brushes so Sephora's empty case is perfect for me. Happier because it's cheaper than the online and the SM prices. Yey!
|Fab Find for Less|
Here's how it opens. Photo below is from the online store. I'll reveal what's inside my case next time.
15 April 2012
Pastels. Sherbet Shades. Cotton Candy Colors. I'm loving this season's saccharine fashion palette.
Sweet Dreams are made of these...
My current read: H&M magazine / catalogue
My current buy: pretty pastel-colored scarves. If you don't want to commit to pa-tweetums clothes, allow accessories to sweeten your look.
Existing pastel accessories from my wardrobe : candy-colored floral earrings and rings.
What I Wore to a recent dinner with my cousins:
- Deep Pink shirt, Forever 21
- Blush cardigan, Zara