On behalf of our side of the family I thought of a somewhat unusual bridal shower concept for my cousin Paolo’s fiancee, Sam. Together with my Tita Donna (homeschool decorating Mama), Tita Maricel, my mom and other Titas we decided to sweep Sam off her feet with uplifting decor, roadtrip music for journeys (Babalik Ka Rin, Come Fly With Me, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Love City etc.), and travel-related goodies for trips via land, sea, or air. It just occurred to me that most couples are peppered with loads and loads of stuff they need at home which is excellent, but what about the stuff they need when on their marital adventures or great getaways? Well, wake up to wanderlust.
L-R: Alex Godinez and Sam Godinez
Pao and Sam were cute on foot but I thought they should soar to new heights so I placed them in the balloon.
I created a rose tinted filter and added it to some of the shots using something like Photoshop (created meaning I filled a top layer with an old rose tint and ticked the Hard Light blend mode for the layer). Seeing the shots through “virtual” rose tinted glasses adds some “heartwarmth” to them in a way that’s not so obvious. We’d also like to say a really big thank you to Benefit Cosmetics PH, like on FB here and Goody hair accessories PH who showed some heartwarming “kikay” support on our special day for Sam. Click read more to see all the photos
If this doesn’t get you into that holiday “rush” I don’t know what will. Benefit Cosmetics is having a 1-day flash sale at Greenbelt this Thursday, October 25, 2012. Sorry to be redundant but I must, seeing that some of you have upset the area around you in excitement, please note that the discounts (up to 50% on selected items) on that day will only be valid at the Greenbelt 5 Benefit Boutique and the sale opens at 11am and closes at 9pm. Holiday kits will be exclusively be made available 8 days before official on-counter sales. No faking sick leave okay…(seriously, I hate lying, all sorts). Just consider that office lunchbreak forfeited, looks like you might be having Benefit Cosmetics for takeout…
See you there, Teddy Bear! Remember to flash that winning smile at the person next to you at work before breaking the sound barrier on the way to Greenbelt 5.
My eyes are drooping as I write this, so I’d best get on with it…I know I owe you posts. I’m much too sleepy and useless right now to be able to submit a flowery report regarding my front row experience during Day 1 of Xfactor Philippines’ grand finals. Whether or not pictures are truly worth a thousand words they’ll have to do. I’m beat but I have one thought to squeeze out. Majority of safe cosmetic advice for older women is to avoid anything heavy or intense when it comes to makeup and hair. Pilita Corales on the other hand believes more is more. I can’t exactly pinpoint how she does it, but laying it on heavy doesn’t make her lose her joie de vivre. She’s like the coolest, made up gran ever. Red nails plus bling? It’s time to sing!
and the winner is…
… told you I was sleepy, but they did say if there was anyone in the Rock scene with the “Xfactor” it was this well-known dude. You’d better watch the grand finals tomorrow just to be sure, even I can’t can’t trust me right now.