What am I up to today? (07.11.2014)

Hello beautiful people! I had so much fun today. The fulfilling kind of fun. Fun that I have not experienced in a very long time. I’ve been working in the hospital for about 6 years now and I have to say it is a routine job. Don’t get me wrong, it’s the profession I studied for 4 years and yes, it pays the bills and I do love what I do but sometimes working in a toxic hospital burns me out. And once in a while I need a diversion. An outlet. Something I love doing other than being a Pharmacist. Today, the diversion I was looking for happened.

I am a big fashion junkie. I love clothes. The make up. The hair. The accesories. The whole entourage it comes with. One of my closest friends here who is a very successful make up artist, Yona Pacheco of Your Make Up Call, asked me to accompany her in one of her gigs for today. She had no one to go with and asked me. You know the feeling, just to have some one you know to be there with you in a pool of people you haven’t actually met but agreed to work with. So of course I said yes. Who would say no? She was actually asked to do a cover shoot for Brand Magazine. It’s a four year old magazine. An Urban Professional’s Magazine. It has everything from lifestyles to mobiles and gadgets, clothes and the latest fashion and even cars. They did the shoot here in Camayan Resort in SBMA with a Mini Cooper by the way.

So Yona did her thing with the make up. Worked her magic on them. She is by far one of the best MUA this city has ever had. And I’m not saying that because she is my friend. I’m saying it because I know it’s true. I’ve seen a lot of her works and everything is just amazing. She did my make up once when I was part of the entourage in my best friend’s wedding.

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I got really excited because I was really curious on how things work behind the camera. I got to help too. I did their hair. I helped out on the wardrobe department. A lot of talking with new people. These people? The epitome of the saying “When you’re having fun, you don’t have to work a day in your life.” It was a long but seriously fun day. So much fun!

Behind the scenes:

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Mario Alaman • Publisher/Managing Director of Brand Magazine

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Andrew Rodriguez • Managing Editor of Brand Magazine

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Steven Yu • Editor-In-Chief of Brand Magazine

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With Yhuong Botor, Fashion Editor of Brand Magazine

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Me with my good friend Yona.

If you have inquiries for Yona Pacheco you can visit her Facebook page here or her official website here and like her on instagram: @yourmakeupcall.
You can also visit Brand Magazine’s offical Facebook page here and please do grab a copy.

Until my next adventure. Don’t forget to like subscribe and follow. Have a nice day beautiful people!

What I Wore Today, Sunday Edition (06.29.2014)

On the other hand, what I wore to today’s event is a different story.

Mommy Salie wanted and specifically said wear something purple or something with a touch of purple since she hates the color pink for baby Zoe. So yes, I searched high and low for the perfect purple outfit until I gave up because I couldn’t find one. And then I came up with this outfit for about 5mins of thinking, something I could work with. I have this floral skirt that could make a decent outfit if paired with the right shade of purple. Then this tee pops out of now where, like it’s screaming at me to take it. And so I did. And this is what I wore.

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I was contemplating on wearing heels or flats. I decided to go with the flats for the sole reason of being comfortable.

Purple Tee (Penshoppe), Floral Skirt (Forever21), Gold Slip Ons (Mendrez)

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Hype this look here.

Zoe’s Christening

Hello! Two things first before I say something ridiculous here: (1) from night duty, (2) absolutely no sleep at all. Zero. Nada.

I just got back from Zoe’s Christening. She’s adorable! I like babies. They’re so tiny and cute. They make up for all the bad and ugly in this world. I wish I have one of my own. But then again, I am glad I still don’t have one.

This however is my second Christening celebration for this month. How about that? Happy to see good old friends and then realizing that yes, we are adults now. Oh how time flies!

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P.S
I don’t have a picture of/with the baby since she is infact too busy with the other guest or sleeping. Too cute to bother.

Summer Wrap Up

I guess it’s safe to say that summer is really over. Gone are the days of hot, sweaty rendevouz on the pool sides and beach shores. In exchange for that, are the cold, bed weather days reminiscing the season that just left.

Well of course for me, my best summer season was still the summer of ’13. Nothing beats that. A month of non stop partying over the weekends. Beach hoping and pool swimming. Oh to be young, wild and free. But rest assured, this summer may not be as fun as the last but we still found time to lounge around and let the guys see a little sunshine to add to their already hot day.

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Cruel Summer

If you are from the Philippines, you would know how hot it is here right now since it is summer. And I mean really hot! In a day we get 39 degrees celsius on a regular basis. A humid weather. Makes you want to stay inside an air conditioned room and not come out or if you can stay inside the shower the whole day, that wouldn’t be bad. Only I can’t. So wearing something breezy is one of our alternatives. Like what I wore last Sunday to church. I opted for clothes with cotton material most of the time. And having an “Abaniko” on my hand every single time is also not a bad idea.

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Maxi Skirt (Forever 21), Gray Tank Top (Folded and Hung)

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Hype this look on Lookbook. Click here.

New Projects for This Year

Hello! How’s your year starting so far? Good? Mine is already awesome. I hope it stays that way.

So I started 2 new projects this year. First is my 52 Weeks Money Challenge and since I learned a hard lesson last year about money, this could help. It’s all about saving wherein I save a certain amount of money on a weekly basis. I start with 50 pesos and I keep adding 50 pesos weekly. By the time the year ends, I basically have 60 thousand something pesos. It’s a lot!

Second project is 52 Outfits. You know very well how much I love dressing up. So this is perfect. Though I did a lot of 52’s before and I didn’t finish it (I even had a 365 and didn’t have time to finish it either). I will TRY my best to create 52 outfits for you. How this project works? I post one outfit/look every week for the whole year. We have 52 weeks in one year hence the title “52 Outfits”. So wish me luck on this.

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New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve

 A simple and chic dress with a touch of red which brings luck on New Year.

These outfits will be posted on Facebook weekly. You can follow my progress on 52 outfits there. Though I will also be updating my blog every now and then. I do hope to finish this. Just wait for the coming weeks for new outfits. Keep on liking.  Ciao beautiful people!

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

First of all, Merry Christmas everyone!!! I hope you are all having a good time with the Holidays. Me on the other hand, I had to go to work at eleven so yes, when the clock striked 12, I was already sitting pretty at work. But! I was able to have Noche Buena with the family and also went to church before all that massive eating happened. So it’s all good. Now I’m chillin at work with a glass of red wine from my ER family as we work our way through this Holiday.

Pictures:

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Cousin, Uncle, Nieces and Nephew

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Mommeh!

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Cousin Jennifer

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Attacking the food at our table

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Ralph is not a little boy anymore, that means I’m already old

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Little Jay Jay

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Noche Buena

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Padre and the sister

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And of course, a selfie by yours truly

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What I wore on Christmas eve:
Dress by Jellybean
Shoes from Primadonna

Have a blessed Christmas beautiful people. Ciao!