Thursday, June 30, 2011

First Come, First Serve!

The lovely pearl details. They are perfectly stitched so it stays put.

I got this shirt from my favorite thrift store.

I was checking out this rack of clothes, which probably stretched about 10 feet long. While doing so, my eye caught glance on this shirt being checked out by another lady (who's actually dressed in a gyaru outfit - cute!), and was situated in another rack across the room. She intently looked at it, even tried to "fit" it by placing it against her torso. I was thinking, damn, I should've started with THAT rack first. Oh well. BUT THEN, my heart literally skipped a beat (okay, that was too much, but you get the point - LOL!) when she returned it back to the rack! Guess she didn't like it after all? Good for me, 'cause I do.♥

True story. :)

It's mainly the wet season here already, so my shorts adoring phase must be put into a halt. Will embrace my jeans and leggings for now.

Happy Thursday to me and you! ♥♥♥

Monday, June 27, 2011

Missing Summer

Oh how I miss the sun, it's glare, and all the "good" things that go with it. The rainy season has officially started in the country and it was even ushered in by Falcon, the typhoon that just swept Manila. :(

Anyway, to counteract the so-called bed weather, I was inspired to use summer colors for my nails so I can be reminded of the fun memories I've had during the sun-worshiping season.

And these are the amazingly adorable colors I used.  

Ahhh... It's Monday once again. So far, my day is going OK. I hope to carry on with this disposition until Friday. Heeeheeeheee.♥

Have an awesome week, everyone! ♥♥♥

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fading Flame

Finally, the flaming color started to fade a bit. Red wasn't really my dream hair color. I mean, I like red hair. I just don't think it would suit me. So when my hair turned out Hayley Williams-ish last week, I sorta silently screamed for I know that's not the color I want.

Here's what it looked like today:

Still reddish, but not so bright anymore. :P

Photo without flash.

Since last Saturday, I've been using hair masks and olive oil on my hair alternately, everyday. I use the hair mask every morning after shower, and olive oil before I go to bed. As for the latter product, I apply a good amount on my scalp till the ends of my hair. I then use a vinyl shower cap to cover my hair, sleep on it, and rinse with warm water in the morning. :)

I'm doing this in preparation for another dyeing session this weekend. I don't want to fry my hair so I'm conditioning and moisturizing it thoroughly before having it soaked in harsh chemicals again.

My mom likes my hair this way. Heeeheee. :) But no, I will not succumb to that idea. I still want to go darker for the second half of the year.

Happy humpday Wednesday to all. ♥♥♥

Monday, June 20, 2011

First Crush ♥

Lovely color, isn't it? I love that Caronia, a Filipino brand of polish, is starting to have more of these gorgeous pastel colors in their collection. When I first started buying polishes from this brand, they only had the basic colors such as red, white, black, brown, gold and silver. Now, I can confidently say that they already have the colors that can be great (and inexpensive) dupes for OPI. Seriously. I have never even bought a single bottle from the latter brand, since I find them really expensive. But I'm not gonna lie that I often check out the testers from their counters because they have an amazing color collection.

Another thing I love about Caronia is its pigmented formulation. Would you believe that I only had one coat of polish in these photos?♥ Saves you time AND money. :) Awesome. :)

I sincerely hope everyone is doing well today. There's a typhoon here in Manila and I wish I could snuggle in bed with a huge mug of hot chocolate... but I'm here at work. Boooo! :(

Happy week to all!♥♥♥

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bargain Accessories!

See the VENTE tag? Yes, it's only 20 pesos! :D 

Been looking for something like this for the longest time!

This is such a classic. I always use this to work. 

Don't you just love mismatched earrings like these?! <3

Adorable 50-peso rings from Quiapo. 

Would you believe that this is just for 50 pesos? 

Love stacking this with gold or silver bangles. It just adds a pop of color.

Gloomy weather outside. Summer has indeed ended. And yeah, heavy traffic everywhere since the school year just started. I missed school. :(

Anyway, one way to battle the blues (at least for me ~ LOL!) is a little retail therapy. And discovering super inexpensive accessories like these is like celebrating my birthday and Christmas at the same time. :) I really wish I could get more, specially those 20-pesos earrings. They are really such great deals. Now I really need to get a nice accessory organizer (or maybe just make one?) to shelter my babies well. Suggestions? :)

Oh, and speaking of retail therapy... I just got 10 tops today from a thrift shop! Each only cost 80 pesos. I looooove that new thrift shop. Will definitely be back there soon. :) I just finished washing 'em so I'll be lazing around the whole afternoon while chatting online with the boyfriend who is at work. LOL. TMI?!

Anyway, I hope everyone is having an awesome weekend. It's a long weekend for Filipinos today, but I guess not for me since my employer isn't Filipino. :( Oh well, will just look forward to the holiday pay. :D

Happy weekend! :) :) :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Red Head

So this was my hair color this morning.

Then, wishing to go darker, I used this.

And this was the end result! 

I'm not complaining, though. LOL. I didn't expect it to be this red, but I still like it. Although I'm not gonna stop on my quest of having darker hair. Probably will dye again after... 1 week?! Is that safe? Suggestions please. :) Thanks! 

I've been neglecting this happy place called Blogger for the past few weeks now. I truly regret it. I missed reading blogs, checking outfit posts, updating myself with what's new, getting nail art ideas, etc. But I'm back now. Will definitely delegate more time with this. 

It's Friday todayyyyy!!! And I'm excited to go thrift shopping tomorrow. :) There's this thrift shop in our area that recently became my favorite. One day I shopped a bit too much (LOL!) from the store, and before I left, the store manager told me that I can leave my contact number with them so they can inform me through text if they have their new arrivals. Soooo thrilled. And the other day, they just did! 

Hope everyone will have an awesome weekend ahead.♥♥♥