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Around the World in 80 Years | Sam’s Travel Inspired Bridal Shower

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.


Camera 360




Camera 360


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 :)

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The Spare Makeup Kit | Put Together in a Mad Dash

Okay, so I groaned when I realized I had scatterbrained-ly left my makeup kit in my uncle’s house.  It happens to the best of us.  My cousin, Ella, was kind enough to secure that baby the minute I texted her.  If you’re wondering, that illustrated “Prettify” canvas pouch has most of my personal favorites. It’s a good thing I’m a makeup bug blessed with more than enough to choose from.  Without overthinking it (and in a complete hurry) I managed to put a small temporary kit together using the pretty Kate Spade polka-dot wash bag Mom got me. 


Let me significantly point out that this spare kit came together in 2 groups:

1) What I grabbed the moment I knew I left my kit the other day…


CLOCKWISE (sort of): Wet & Wild Megalast matte lipstick 902C, MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer NC30, Jordana lipstick Beige Glow, NYX Nude Beige lipliner, Korres Multivitamin Pressed Powder, Maybelline Volum Express Falsies Black Drama mascara, Okuma concealer (by k-palette), black Maybelline Eyestudio Eyeliner pencil

and 2) What I added in today with time to think.


FROM LEFT: Stila Smudgestick automatic eyeliner in “Halfmoon”, Za EverBrows pencil with brow brush, Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner black (pot) & brush, Missha perfect concealer in natural beige, Nichido mineral concealer pencil (for small spots & perfecting the lip edge after lipstick), and Elizabeth Arden 8-hr Cream Stick.


You’ll notice i haven’t added a lash curler and blush product that’s simply coz I didn’t have time and I’m being super honest. I’d probably add a lash curler and my new NARS Zen blush to make this complete but that’s in the kit I left behind. I’ll have my main makeup kit back with me soon enough but these will see me through.… To full post & COMMENTS...


Travel Favorites – Things I Reached for Repeatedly in SG

Today, July ends!  Has it really been that quick?!  It was only last June 28 that I flew out to Singapore.  I returned on July 8 and I’m still looking back at my trip in disbelief that 10 days there went by so fast.  First, before the beauty bits, a camera comment.  I was playing around in Singapore with my friend’s Canon 600D DSLR and took the photos of my stash for this blog post with that.    Anyway, camera aside, I’d like to quickly show what products out of the cosmetic stash I brought with me and stuff I bought actually got a lot of use while I was abroad.  These were the high-scorers.  Some are stuff I’ve had for awhile and some I just recently bought and blogged about (in bold).

  CLOCKWISE: Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm, Caudalie Beauty Elixir, L’oreal Dermo Expertise BB cream sample, Canmake 5-Effects cream foundation compact, Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream, Crabtree and Evelyn Summer Hill Hand Therapy cream.

Read more to get the full post with more photos and a few comments bout my camera.

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