Sitting back before I try and do some more blog polishing. I’m still hitting some programming roadblocks regarding certain areas of the layout but I’m getting there. I’m really feeling the freedom right now of having so much more room for high-resolution imagery. Since we’ve been bundled up at home I’ve kind of been feeling like I have the hollowed out voice of beloved faithful Ann Voskamp narrating life right now, lol.
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Okay, first off before we dive into red…so y’all noticed we’ve been renovating? Well let’s not get too settled because this isn’t done yet. Let’s not cringe too much about this hideous content font, I still have to change the site lettering and a whole lot of other boring technical things like pagination, etcetera. However, thank the Lord, I’m glad that the blog layout is finally “responsive”. In planet-earth-speak that means the site adjusts to when browser windows are resized by you (test it, see that? ooohhh…*claps*) and so the layout is also, more or less, mobile and tablet ready as well. We also had to go high-resolution guyz…to keep up with the timez. I think at some point when we all start having headaches from split-size pixels someone’s gotta yell “Our eyes don’t get any sharper than that!!”. You can also probably tell I’m not quite back in the blogging saddle yet but trying to get there. At this point I’m fiddling with getting my feet into the stirrups…so that’s almost, really.
Now, about this red lipstick…it went up on Instagram first (because I didn’t realize I’d get around to tinkering with the site but I did) and it caused quite a positive commotion so I thought “This should have gone up on the blog first…” MEH. Well, let’s forget for now that it’s redundant, not everyone who reads the blog follows me on Instagram, better late than never. This is the NARS Audacious formula lipstick in the shade “Rita” which just happens to be Mom’s second name and what everyone called her back in her “bagets” day…HA. The fact that I randomly was given this in a NARS loot bag after their event made that part pretty cool. The NARS Audacious shade “Rita” is a rich red with the same rouge depth as I’d say MAC’s Russian Red but less cool, with a warmer tinge of earthiness making it a very suitable red for fair to medium skin with yellow undertones like mine. It leans towards being a brick red but doesn’t quite get there. I like that it’s sort of in between crimson and brick. It is a very wearable red with a classic creamy glide upon application and when blotted firmly with tissue sets to a dreamy, comfortable matte that doesn’t flake and lasts through 1 to 2 meals without retouching. … Read the rest
I haven’t been turned on by a good holiday set in ages, that’s until Laneige global Korean makeup artist Cat Koh demonstrated the use of this particularly fabulous one with glee. I saw, I liked, they gave and that was that.
LANEIGE SPARKLING PARTY HOLIDAY SET 2014 (Php 1650.00) available at SM Aura, Robinsons Magnolia and other branches.
FROM LEFT: LANEIGE Water Drop Tints in “Neon Pink”, and “Raspberry Pink”, Nail Glitter Polish in “Golden Bubble” and “Pink Wine”, and Sparkling Dust eyeshadow duo in “Pink Dust” and “Gold Dust.”
Happy Day since it is limited edition (while supplies last, and they only brought in a little over a hundred of these…or so they say)! Seriously pretty and exquisitely done rosy sparkle is about to float your boat, and the packaging…sigh. Click Read More and see for yourself! You’ll also see close up photos of me trying these out.… Read the rest
There’s just something about I hadn’t planned a visit to Pottery Barn in Central Square, BGC. I just happened to be walking around and was suddenly and ever so positively quite taken by what I saw from the store entrance. A Pottery Barn sort of Christmas had just arrived along with the company’s VM. I had arrived on the actual day Pottery Barn PH was unboxing Christmas!
Mini Christmas houses sold for charity. If you place a flameless flickering light inside it comes alive with warmth through the windows. Most if not all are over Php1000.00
I made two purchases, one is their Jingle decorative throw pillow with bells on it and “jingle” inscribed in red gothic lettering and when you shake it you really can imagine Santa Claus and his sleigh arriving, it isn’t super affordable at Php1900+ but it was just too unique for me to pass up on for the house. This is the one Pottery Barn’s VM from the US, Dean told me was “really cute” while he was arranging pieces in different areas of their Central Square store in BGC.
I first set it on a wooden loveseat bench we have on the second floor and though the look was minimal the pillow made all the difference and brought a chic sort of festive vibe to the area.
The minimal festive look outside our master’s bedroom
The other, the “All is Calm, All is Bright” Silent Night themed throw pillow (Php1600+) is my utmost favorite and they sell the pillowcase separate from their Php595.00 pillows. It just jumped out at me when I saw it in store (although, to be honest it is very easily DIY-able …with a canvas case and some acrylic paint perhaps) and I liked how it was so tastefully designed.
So I got two “Silent Night” pillow cases for the house, one for our living room and one for my bedroom. This is how the pillow looks in our living room at the moment.
I transferred my warm white LED Fairy lights from my vanity dresser last year to my bedside, stringing it up across my clear beaded curtain and laying the excess along the sill of my main window which is alongside my bed. So this is what my bedroom (or at least the side with the bed) looks like now.
With my main ceiling light switched off the less tiresome but bright enough glow of the fairy lights is just enough for reading or great calmer ambience for when having a massage or watching movies on my laptop. I get excited before each sunset now for the chance to switch on my lights. I still want to be able to shoot a pre-evening sunset shot with the lights on…I think that might look particularly marvelous. The staff told me that day when I was about to leave that what I saw wasn’t even half of the stuff they needed to unbox and more shipments were coming in. I think now might be a good time to sneak a peep at Pottery Barn in Central Square BGC and see what new Christmas items have arrived!… Read the rest