Meet and greet with two of my fave fashion bloggers

I have been a fan of fashion blogging and I have quite a long list of my fave fashion bloggers around the world, and I never thought nor expected that I would be lucky enough to win a chance to able to meet two of them in person,and the great part was winning an exclusive pass to meet them in the Island Souvenirs Event held at SM Cebu Northwing last January 10, 2014 . It was a surreal experience, a fan girl that I am I really had fun meeting them in the flesh and I am definitely looking forward to more moments like this in the future.

These fashion bloggers are my inspiration on why I got interested in blogging in the first place, and I really owe it to them because I have developed my love for fashion, blogging and writing all in one because of them.

So here is a short clip I compiled using flipagram of the fated day I met two of  the top fashion Bloggers in the Philippines; Ms. Camille Co and Kryz Uy, yep this surely will go down as one of the best day of my life.

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FUN WEEKEND AT EL SALVADOR BEACH RESORT

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After Almost months of being on hiatus from blogging I felt the need to blog again. 2013 had been a very tough and emotional year for me and as I scan through my photos of last year I bumped through my El Salvador beach resort vacay pictures and it did remind me of the fun and relaxing weekend that I have spent there. To start off the travel is a bit far but quite an adventure, The resort is located on the eastern coast of mid-north Cebu, 33 kilometers north of Cebu City, particularly situated in barangay Sabang, Danao City, Cebu province, Island of Cebu. All the fun places really leads up to the northern part of Cebu, we arrived there almost night time and you could not enjoy the beach but I still went walking around and just quickly taking a peek of what I will be enjoying the next day.

Even at night time I had fun strolling around, the place was relaxing and I was so itching to swim already so night swimming by the pool was the perfect thing to do after we have settled all of my stuffs in the hotel and mind you the room rates there are reasonable and affordable , they also have a unique pool which has like a cute mini waterfall in it and also a  mini Jacuzzi pool which I did try and it was really relaxing.

The View the next day was amazing, the beach side was so relaxing and they have this mini playground that was uber cute that I had to take tons of pictures in it. They also have a restau there called COCO restaurant, the name itself is kinda cool and I’ve heard that their halo-halo was yummy so I had to try it and it was huge that I could not finish eating it by myself, I needed help in doing so. I was really amazed that this resort has its own gym, spa and a  KTV, and you can also go kayaking how cool is that?.

So enough of me blabbing and let the pictures of the place do the talking. Image On the way we passed by this beautiful parole tower that is near a church. Image

The entrance to the lobby area.

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The Morning View which really made me feel relaxed and happy. Image

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and this sums up everything, I hope you enjoyed looking through the photos that I took around this cozy place, If you’re interested to come here you can go ahead and book early through their website http://www.elsalvadorresort.com … I am looking forward to more summer adventures like this for this year.

 

Follow me @ BLOGLOVIN.COM :)

I wanted to add a bloglovin icon to my blog and I was really having a bit of difficulty  in doing so (me being that not so techy person,hehehe) so with a little help from other bloggers, I found this guide from ABC’s of style which was such a big help for me since they are also using wordpress.com! yeyy!!!

So what is BLOGLOVIN? well its a website wherein bloggers all around the world unite and follow each other, its a happy place for bloggers like myself, I can follow my fave bloggers here and they can also follow you back,, isn’t that awesome???:), so to make it happen here’s is a step by step guide in getting started;

1. First things first you need to do is create a bloglovin account. (ofcourse this is a must!!)

2. Once your logged in, go to Account> Your Blog.

3. Click on the + Claim Blog button and type in the address of your wordpress blog.

it will show you this code like mine (  <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/6999485/?claim=8fbcv5kfecd”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>  ) then you need to create a new blog post where you have to paste this code in that post! just like what I’m doing right now (yeah,hitting two birds with one stone baby!)

( Most people could probably figure this part out for themselves but I managed to get lost, so here’s hoping I can help someone!) anyway…

4. At this point have a new post ready in your wordpress dashboard (in another tab), then, when bloglovin’ give you a code to paste in , to verify your blog, paste it into the HTML layer of your post-then publish it. You can then click the claim blog button under the code (in the bloglovin’ tab) and it should then say your blog has been verified.

5. Now, to get the icon you want in the sidebar, first ( in your wordpress tab ) go to Appearance> Widgets and find the Text widget and move it right, into the sidebar bit. ( you might have to re-add any widgets you automatically had in your sidebar,like categories, if it’s the first time you’ve customized your widgets page)

6. Now go to your bloglovin’ tab and go to Account > Widgets. Now pick the widget you want in your sidebar and click Get this icon! Then copy the code that you are given.

7. Back in your wordpress tab make sure you’re in Appearance > Widgets then click the little arrow next to where in says Text in your Sidebar drop-down. Paste the code into the text box and remember to SAVE. :) Now if you visit your site the bloglovin’ icon should be in your sidebar.

so simple right?, but if its your first it is okay if you have to struggle like I did, its normal for newbies like us in time you’ll get the hang of things.

Well I hope you find this helpful..:)) enjoy your weekend !!

LOVE SHOES? THIS BRAND IS A MUST HAVE!!

LOVE SHOES? THIS BRAND IS A MUST HAVE!!

So many shoe store popping in the market like mushrooms, and you ask yourself which one would you rather go for? Is it too expensive that you might spend every penny in your wallet and end up broke? or is it  the 1 day wear and then dispose quality type of shoes?

These are the dilemma of most girls, well cause most of us would prefer quantity over quality, its better to have plenty to choose from rather than have 2 pairs worth $$$$$$$ and end up just wearing them at exclusive parties, its nice to know that the market is slowly adjusting to our needs, making it easier for us to decide which brand to buy and which brand to just skip!

So among these FEET SAVER BRANDS, I would recommend this store ” CALL IT SPRING ” the name itself is too catchy that you wont miss it! And lucky for us cebuanas that this amazing store is now in the metro and its located at AYALA CENTER CEBU, Level 1, Stall 162!!!

Other branches are located here;

  • CALL IT SPRING

UNIT 1049, GROUND FLOOR, HARBOR POINT MALL
Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Subic
PH 222

  • CALL IT SPRING

TRINOMA
Space no 1149, Level 1, Trinoma Mall, EDSA Corner North Avenue
Quezon City
PH 1100
632-915-0235

  • CALL IT SPRING

ROBINSONS PLACE ERMITA
2nd Level, Sta. Monica Atrium
Manila
PH
632-527-9704

  • CALL IT SPRING

NEWPORT
3rd floor Shop 20 Newport City, Andrews Avenue, Pasay city
Metro Manila
PH 1309

  • CALL IT SPRING

GREENBELT 3
Ground Level
Makati City
PH
632-757-4926

So let me show you why this brand is a must have, and let your senses decide if it is!! (P.S. If you want a bigger and clearer view of the  pictures just click them,that’s  if you have the time and patience to do so,hehehe)

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From wedges to heels to flats they have just about the most prettiest pieces!!!

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they also have a wide array of unique and colorful accessories that you can choose from.

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nautical stripes, to floral inspired and amusing aztec designs they have it for their summer bags collection!

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From classy heels …

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to strappy heels that you surely will love!!

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Goddess gold sandals,black heeled boots,comfy wedges, killer spikes stilletos and strappy heels?? which would suit your style best?

so what are you waiting for? go ahead and have a visit to the nearest branch in your area, I’m sure these babies are worth every penny!! Its time to stack new shoe boxes in your shoe collection,(wallet and cc be prepared!hahaha)

Happy shoe shopping ladies!! ❤ 🙂

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

CAN YOU SPOT THE DIFFERENCE?????hahahahaha,kidding!

I guess when you have nothing to say, because so many things are going inside your mind lately, what you simply do is get a camera, pose, smile and take a picture. I know you might think vanity is a crime and that you are being too self righteous, but there are just those days when a good self pictorial might cheer you up, and I am having one of those days right now.  ( this is probably the first photo of me ever posted in this blog, and it wouldn’t be the last either,hahaha^__^)

I was thinking of getting a new look and I haven’t had bangs since 2nd yr college, so I did an experiment and clipped my hair to the side to see if bangs would still look good on me. So the question here is ” TO BANGS OR NOT TO BANGS? ” (hahaha, that sounded really wrong) , but anyhow I will just make my post short and quick, The days when you are so down that you just want to rid yourself so much of misery, the cure for that is really a good company, with family or friends or that special someone,etc. , no man really is an island, so go out and have some coffee, perhaps do something stupid, get a new haircut or even try a new look, get some self pampering sessions in the spa or salon or  pig out with your friends, and have fun and be happy, or just take a pretty picture of yourself (that always works!,ahahaha)

When those days come and you feel crappy about yourself, YOU SHOULD:

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Fragile Feelings

Fragile Feelings

You can only imagine how the world is with thousands of people in it but the very thought that among those thousands of gazillions of people , you are only destined to meet and love only one soul, ( or two,or three , oh screw it! let’s say many if it would be an option, you player!curses you!!hehehe..just kidding.). But still whatever path we may choose it always comes down to one thing, we always put our precious feelings on the line.

When we were young we often hear the words puppy love, young love and crushes. Its the era where feelings are unstable or should I say unstoppable that even that cute boy you were sitting next to your science class could be easily replaced in just a minute by that hunk coach on your P.E. class, this is the time where love letters run-a-mock and exchanging “I LIKE YOU” seems to be a bad habit. Oh yes! those were the days of sweet innocence, when we were young, happy.  I must admit I was even exposed to this, well if your normal then you should at least have been through these times. Reading through all those sweet valley high novels and getting all the inspiration you need, oh no stephanie meyer “vampires” were not hot on our time and I am pretty sure that the beyond perfect guy masochist of fifty shades of grey was not something to be thrilled and dreamed about  by most girls. In these times I could remember that I LOVE YOU was a huge word, that most of us would profoundly confuse it with “hey I JUST LIKE YOU” or “you’re my type”. Well maybe most of us may have our heart broken by the simple “my crush has a different crush” , yes these were our problems when we were young and innocent. We even might have thought that the world might end just simply because our 6 yrs crush is going to high school and you unluckily are 1 yr younger than him. now don’t you just wish these was your heart problems now? but I am sure we all have moved on from our young love, well have you?

Then Loving becomes more complex , we hit high school and the pressure is ON! This  is what I call the “CRUCIAL TIMES” where everything, and almost anyone you probably know or knew had struggled so much. All the pressure of peers, of all the changes your body was undergoing, and to top all that this was the time you really first knew LOVE and HURT both at the same time. It was an unforgiving episodes of unfortunate events where you like the person that likes someone else, and the person that likes you, you abhor so much.

I was a late bloomer, I first knew what all the fuss was about when I was in 2nd yr HS (I’m not so sure, my memory betrays me as always),  who wouldn’t fall for “the crush of the campus boy next door type” yes every girl in school was crushing on him and daydreaming about him that , senior hottie who would always pass by at lunchtime before my science class, hahahaha.. and who would have thought that a nobody sophomore could interest that lad, not to brag but I am indeed bragging, that lucky lady was me, who would have thought that just sitting and reading a book would catch his attention, but surprisingly when that fated day came and that boy crush did get to know who I am and did invite me to grab a snack, that day when even your high school best-buddy  is more excited than you are (sherry if you are reading this, yes this is no other than you and the guy is A***N  if u still can remember him. 🙂 hahahaha ) , then right then and there you noticed his pal who always came along with him (that weird smiling mestizo guy, tall,neat,always smells good and undeniably cute,and I did remember seeing  him twice on campus and you wouldn’t notice him each time he would pass your science class cause he is right behind your all time biggest crush), and then I asked myself “who is that guy again? ” and just like that , my heart flutters for someone else. , That guy who passes your crush letters to you, who calls you to the lobby when your crush has something to tell you, ha! he is the trusted sidekick , story of my life in high school,hahahaha, but I was smart enough to let a crush be a crush and I didn’t fall on the trap of getting caught in between that messy situation.

I did remember having a lot of crushes then , and I learned that “its okay to admire someone and almost anyone as long as you know where your boundaries are”. High school was all about having to meet new people, learning new skills , passing  your subjects and being RANK. 1 in class (or at least not failing)  and having more time for fun and adventures, we were still young and unprepared for what LOVE beholds then.

Then comes college and the time after college, the even more complicated level of LOVE,pardon me loves, but I really don’t want to discuss this timeline , I believe it is something to be kept personal compared to that HS crush story, But all I can say is ” We don’t meet people by accident, they are meant to cross our path for a reason” and these reasons could have hurt us or make us stronger or make us weak, or become better, each of the people we have LOVED and we still continue loving had made a eminent mark on our lives , the memories we keep are the proof that yes,LOVE is difficult but that did not stop us from feeling fragile and trying to feel again,

” LIFE does not always introduce you to the people you want to meet, sometimes life put’s you in touch with the people you need to meet– to HELP you, HURT you, LEAVE you and to LOVE you and to gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to BECOME” . No relationship is ever a waste of time. If it didn’t bring what you want, It taught you what you needed. My relationship now is far beyond perfect and We are struggling with so many issues, now your biggest enemy is TIME, CAREER and well LIFE.

You just need to LOVE yourself more, have more faith that this time things would go the way you want it to be, but if it doesn’t at least be happy that there was once that part of your life  that you were happy and it left you with really good memories. Everyday is a SECOND CHANCE to get that happiness that you have always dreamed of, ” you cant always protect your heart, sometimes the only way to be safe is to open it” …sometimes you have to stop thinking too much and just go where your heart takes you!  ” IF YOU WERE HAPPY WITH THE WRONG ONE, JUST THINK  HOW HAPPY YOU WILL BE WHEN THE RIGHT ONE COMES “.. and those fragile feelings of yours, acknowledge it, it is part of you being human, saying ” I am afraid to love and not be loved in return”. when realizations like this comes, that’s when you will know that you indeed without a doubt have experienced LOVE.

Why BLOG? here’s why…

Why BLOG? here's why...

I haven’t given much thought on why I gave blogging a shot, I do follow a lot of fashion bloggers and I admire their piece of art, but at one point I asked myself why blog? and alas! my brain and heart answered why not? . For the love of writing and expressing myself and my thoughts I never expected I would enjoy it this much. In these modern times where social media is such a circus that everybody fancy’s attention and even foodporn is acceptable, believing in that inner voice inside you that yes you can write about almost anything and at one point another person can relate to whatever is going inside that brain of yours. Its pretty simple, the rules are never be afraid to try something new, never think that your not good enough to be good enough at something, in this case being a blogger is having the heart to try to inspire the world with your own unique thoughts, its not about blending in but its having that inner strength and passion to improve yourself and know that you too have the power to be heard by many, the power to touch the lives of many at least be an inspiration. Or just simply do what I do, JUST BLOG and care not of what other people think, just be happy that you get to have a Little corner in the internet where you can write almost everything your heart desires!!! and by this let me share this thought :

Having a blog is kind of like having your own little corner on the Internet. The situation is comparable to having a room in your parents’ house. You don’t actually own the room and you might even share it with one of your siblings. Nevertheless, it’s your room and thus you make the most of it. You decorate it with stacks of your favorite vinyls, too many posters, some nice and others just to cover the slightly off-white walls (read, advertisements), and bed sheets that almost match those walls.

There it is, really look at it and get an eyeful. Check it for typos and other blemishes and then refresh it again. It’s a space of your own, a sanctuary that you can always run to.. But your blog doesn’t have to be original or groundbreaking… I mean, why should it be? Maybe you just have something important to say or maybe you have something unimportant to say that you just want to hurtle at a sounding board. Write about it, save it.

I don’t have a blog because I want to look back at it and feel a smug sense of superiority. I don’t have a blog because I want to read it to my future children and show them how insightful I thought I was as a twenty something. Far from it, I’m scared to even look at something I wrote a few day’s ago. But it’s good to know that I at least tried to capture what happened, that I left behind a fragment of my life I deemed important enough to save.

Perhaps one day all our blogs will be stored up in a cloud somewhere. Perhaps. If that doesn’t happen, rest assured nothing you upload onto the Internet truly disappears, or so I heard. While that reality is a bit terrifying (think, those high school Prom photos…), it’s also comforting. In a world where nothing lasts forever – friends, jobs, that new waterproof mascara that promised 24 hours wear – it’s nice to know that we’ve achieved some semblance of permanence.:) and a big AMEN to this..:)