Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Au Naturel

Give me BB cream, pressed powder, lip balm, and lip tint and I'm good to go. I'm not really the type of girl who wears all those eye makeup, mascara, blush, lipstick, etc. everyday  but let's face it, makeup is a girl's armor. I do love watching Michelle Phan's makeup tutorials but once in a while it's nice to see something different.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Prabal Gurung Resort 2014

This vacation at home is giving me so much time browsing the net. I've been keeping my eye on style.com, looking at different designers. It's such a breath of fresh air and I have to admit, I miss updating myself in the world of fashion. Prabal Gurung Resort 2014 is a favorite. I love the clean sharp cut, color-blocking, details, such as the feather like material used in the first photo, and patterns, as seen in the second and last photo. And that black, white, and red color combo gown in the fourth photo spells a no nonsense sophistication.

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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Year That Was

Time just went by so fast! In just a few days, we will all be welcoming the new year. But it felt like 2013 just started yesterday. And look where we are now? Seriously, a fast forward button must have been turned on... Before we bid farewell to 2013, let me just go back and see once again what my 2013 was like.

 I spent my 26th birthday in Korea.
Got my Master's degree.

My family visited me and had their first out-of-the-country vacation.

I decided to have my hair curled the night before going back to the Philippines.

Then, I had a change of heart and had it straightened after a few months.

Went back to research work in the same institute as I have worked before.

But after five and a half stressful months, I resigned.

 And thank God, I got a new job right after.

Did a lot of bonding and catching up with friends.

Then, I cut my hair short.

Went home and spent Christmas with family.

So yeah, there goes my 2013. It was a fun yet challenging ride. Though there were also times where I felt like my life was stagnant, especially during the time when I was looking for a job. Completing my Master's degree was my greatest achievement for the year. The biggest challenge, however, had something to do with work. It's difficult when you and your supervisor have no connection whatsoever because you have different perspectives. It is difficult working everyday with a person that's stressing you out. But I'm glad I did the right thing. I left that job and move on with my life.

If there's one important lesson that I learned this year, it would be this:
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. 
                                                                                               -Robert Tew

With all the ups and downs that I experienced this year, I have to say I am still thankful because each of them has contributed in molding me and enabled me to learn more on the subject called 'life'.

Hoping to for an awesome and blessed 2014!

An interesting read here.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas At Home

Finally, got to spend Christmas with my family!

I hope you guys had a Merry, Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Safety and December Blues

It's been a really, really long time since I last posted here. The past few weeks was difficult, full of stress and anxiety. I was reminded that people, especially women, face great risks everyday. You'll never know someone's already keeping an eye on your every move. So you have to do the necessary actions to protect yourself. Safety and awareness are the main concerns.

Anyway, onto other matters... It's just a few days before christmas! Can you believe that? But the problem with me is that the christmas spirit hasn't dawned on me yet. Something is missing. Or maybe I'm just getting old. Or maybe I'm still stressed because of the recent unfortunate events. But before christmas passes me by, let me just share the gorgeous photograph of one of my favorite fashion bloggers, keikolynn.

P.S. Since I transferred to a new place, I still don't have a wifi connection. But thankfully, I can use the network connection in my mobile. Thus, this is my first time writing an entry from my cellphone. Hope things will turn out okay. =)

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New haircut, Aztec Healing Clay, and Empties

Hi everyone! Just a little update. I've never gotten a haircut since I left the Philippines last July. It's been 7 months alrea...