6.12.2017

Nailing It: ban.do-inspired Mani

There was a time when I'd paint my nails a different design every weekend especially when I was working on my nail art books a couple of years ago. On a whim, I brought out a couple of nail polish bottles and decided to do nail art inspired by my ban.do planner.


What I used:
Orly Top 2 Bottom as base coat
Glossier pink on all nails
Orly white tips for flower petals
Orly cupcake for petal shadows
Deborah Milano 03 gel effect for petal details
Deborah Lippman defying gravity (from Wicked trio) for leaves base
Deborah Lippman laughing to the bank for leaves details
Sally Hansen clear'd for takeoff as top coat


I started off by painting the base. Glossier's pink shade matched my planner best!


For the flowers, I decided to do just 3 nails on each hand, some with 2 flowers. They don't have to be perfect. I just added details with 2 different shades of mauve to form the flowers.


Did the same thing with the leaves. Used the lighter green to do the basic leaf shapes and added details with the darker shade.


Sealed everything with a clear top coat and voila my ban.do nails are done! Really love how they turned out and crossing my fingers they last at least a week without chipping!


11.20.2016

Photo Diary: Craft Camp, Antipolo

I can't believe it's already been a week since we spent a weekend in Antipolo for Craft Camp PH. While organizing a full-day activity—and doing it twice in one weekend—can be physically taxing, there really is something about spending an entire day making, and doing it in a relaxing environment.

This year, we decided to bring our campers to Antipolo. It's always been a special place because I grew up there. I studied in Assumption Antipolo since Kinder, but surprisingly, there are still many places I haven't discovered. In a way, this camp was also something new for me to experience.

I've put together a few photos to show you what we were up to in the boondocks. But really, there's nothing quite like experiencing it all for yourself.




















We're planning the next one for the beach, so make sure to keep tabs on all our social accounts so you can get first dibs on our next camp. Till then! Keep making.

9.25.2016

What's in my bag: 09.22.2016


I can never really carry a small bag long enough. I always think I'm going to need something so I tend to overpack my everyday bag with more than just essentials. LOL. So you can imagine how heavy my tote gets. I bought myself this Carrie City from Aranaz Tu as a "reward" for a book project last year. Used to look longingly at my mom's raffia and straw bags. So I thought since I didn't get to save any of them, I would invest in my own. I've taken this around the city and on a beach trip and I love it to death!

On this day, I headed to the office before having lunch out with my high school friends and attending a store opening. Had a craft date with some friends which explains why I had a bunch of notebooks and paintbrushes that day. But, who am I kidding? Even without those, my bag looks like I stuffed my entire room in it.

What do you tote around in your bag?

9.04.2016

Current faves

1 The comfiest heeled mules from Carmelletes · 2 Big Brow Pencil in Lingering from MAC · 3 The Wes from Sunnies Specs · 4 Glam Squad liquid matte lipstick in Naked Peach by Denise Go-Ochoa from Happy Skin

7.09.2016

Photo Diary: Pintô Art Museum, Antipolo City

I grew up in Antipolo. That's where I went to school from Kinder to high school. It was a bit farther from the city but I loved always being surrounded by trees. These days, it feels like a field trip whenever I head to the east even if I lived there when I was younger.

The day after a holiday is hardly the "right time" to take a leave but I felt like I could use a day off, and opted to do a bit of work on a holiday instead. Mikko had plans to take Evelyn, whom we met because of Pinterest, to Pintô Art Museum in Antipolo and asked if I wanted to tag along. I've never been but I've always wanted to go so it just seemed like the perfect time.

What started out as a gloomy day turned into the most perfect day out at the museum. The rain stopped just as we parked right outside Pintô and it drizzled while we had a late lunch at the museum cafe (get the pizza—so good!). We finished our artsy escape by passing by the new Hey Kessy spot in UP Town Center before finally heading home.

It sometimes takes a bit of extra work to get days off, but it really is necessary to step out and just breathe.

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Pintô Art Museum is located at Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo City. Entrance fee is P200 for adults.