Fridays are most people’s “last day of the week,” and by this time, stress from work and life start in show in our physical appearance. By Friday, I am often sluggish and wanting to gulp down more than my requisite cup of coffee, my hair dry and itchy, and my face oily and blotchy, add to that break-outs when it’s near “my time of the month.” Aside from the physical appearance, my mind usually wanders far on Fridays. Oftentimes, my mind wanders to my bed or a beach in our province. Work and our everyday activities take a toll and they often appear in our face. In order to de-stress myself, I find time every Friday night to perform a “facial” ritual that won’t hurt the pocket. Continue reading “Inexpensive Facial at Home”
I admit, I quite enjoyed our cold January weather. But the Philippines will always be a tropical country, and because it’s now March, I could not help but think of summer. I’m not a beach babe, and I don’t have anything in particular to look forward to this summer, but summer has always meant a long “vacation” for me. Continue reading “OUTFIT | Starting Summer a Little Early”
For the past years, I have reserved this dress for formal occasions, only wearing them for weddings, gatherings and formal occasions in school. Then I thought it wouldn’t hurt to wear a dress I only allocate for formal occasions to casual weekends. So, I recycled this dress for a weekend. To complete the look, I wore slippers, Human Nature tote, and thrifted hat.
When you buy clothes (brand new or thrifted), do you wash them first before wearing them, or do you wear them first before washing them? And, when you wash those, do you check the “care label” before pouring water over them? Chances are, many of us don’t care about the “care label.” In this age of mass production, we can buy clothes at cheaper prices and many of us wouldn’t mind destroying a piece of clothing due to careless washing because we can easily buy another piece. That mindset changes when you are a thrifty and practical person, or when you love vintage clothes. Being thrifty and practical means you don’t just buy select pieces of clothing, you also care for them so that they’ll last you many seasons. Loving vintage clothes is the same thing: you buy rare pieces of clothing and you care for them because you know that these pieces are rare. Continue reading “OUTFIT | The Care Label”
People complain no matter what the weather is. It’s already summer here in the Philippines. Holy Week starts today, Palm Sunday. That means, by Good Friday, it would get super hot. I keep myself cool during the day by taking a long shower, drinking lots of water, and letting my electric fan blow cool air. Because summer is here, I thought it might be good to share what my summer essentials are. Continue reading “Summer Essentials”