Weekly / 09.24.2017

The last time I did this was two years ago. I've spent the past two weeks reacquainting myself with things I've sort of forgotten about. Went to a watercolor workshop, popped open a book, scribbled on a notepad, and met up with friends.

Music Monday

Haven't heard this song in a while but it played at the end of episode 7 from the first season of Grace and Frankie so I looked it up on Spotify right away.

Tasty Tuesday

I don't have a photo of it but I'm obsessed with Pi Breakfast and Pies' Chocolate Chip Cookie. Y'all know I'm picky about my cookies because, well, mine are pretty bomb. LOL! They're just the right size bursting with chocolatey goodness (you always get a mouthful of choc in each bite, amazing!).

Wishful Wednesday

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Lots of things, really. But mostly for the next few weeks to roll by without a hitch. Can't wait for Scorpio season!

Thoughtful Thursday

A reminder from almost two years ago. Because you just gotta keep at it. To borrow some very wise words from The Handmaid's Tale, "Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum, bitches."

Fashion Friday

Window shopped last Friday and spotted a cute ruffled chambray top from my fave Uniqlo collab. Of course I shall wait for it to go on sale first before I snag myself a piece.

* weekly-themed post adapted from That's Chic


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!


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.


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?


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