Saturday, April 18, 2015

Fashion | Preppy Summer





Preppy Summer was the theme for the last #AbreezaFashionForum,  it was a bit challenging for me since I'm not a fan of of preppy fashion unless you're talking about long sleeves and I don't have a wide range of summer clothes. Yes I do have summer dresses but I don't feel wearing dresses nowadays. So I made a way to make a simple white shirt into preppy looking by wearing a detachable collar.  It was a big thing 3 years ago but that doesn't mean I would not wear it considering it's not "in" as the moment.

White shirt x Brown shorts = instant summer look! It looks clean and fresh. Plus when I add the pearl detachable collar, preppy and dainty instant look.

I am totally inlove with my shoes to the extent I wear it almost everyday. Now I know why small people like platforms, they're made for people who want to add height but prefer comfort-ability. As of the moment,  I'm still searching for my white leatherette platforms but I'm having a hard time since not all Korean brands sell size 25 or 26 and I'm usually size 25, I blame my toes! Any Philippine based online shop that sells platform sneakers?

See you soon and don't forget to click the hype button~

Top : H&M | Shorts : Mossimo | Sneakers : H&M | Collar : Singapore 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Product Review | Skin79 : Aloe Aqua Soothing Gel


Aloe Vera, also known as the ‘plant of immortality’ by the ancient Egyptians, was used for its healing properties since time immemorial. It is considered to be a miracle plant. Since, it contains phytochemicals and other nutrients which are beneficial for hair, health and skin. Also, it's a natural approach to ageless skin.
Aloe vera consist as much as 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes. Aloe vera contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and B12, Vitamin C and E, folic acid and Niacin.

credits to : fibieelyh.blogspot.com

Some benefits of Aloe Vera:
- heals skin issues like eczema, psoriasis,  insect bites and blisters.
- treats acne and sunburns.
- reduces stretch marks
- improves skin's firmness
- lightens skin
- natural moisturizer for dry skin and lips
- treats hair loss, itchy and inflamed skin and dandruff
- restores hair strength and beauty
- repairs dry and damaged hair

More benefits can be found at


I have been hearing about this aloe vera gel rave in beauty bloggers and beauty enthusiasts that it's a must have. Why? Because it's multi purpose. Who doesn't love multi purpose products?  You have at least 10 different ways on how to use it which was shown above.

There's this local store in our city that sells aloe vera gel that she introduced to me but in the end I didn't buy because I have not heard of the brand. I admit I am a bit brand conscious when it comes to skincare and sometimes cosmetics because you know that these branded products only sell good products. I doubt they would compromise their prestige by selling mediocre products. 

Moving on, gosh I really like telling nonsense here. Mian~ So while I was in Ho Chi Minh last year, I was looking for Nature's Republic Aloe Vera gel since there were a lot of good reviews with it but didn't find any so I just bought from another one brand, Skin79 which was the 1st korean brand I have tried though I had a bad experience about it.



Background of the product
Brand: Skin 79
Weight : 300g
Price: Php 400(?)
Made in : Korea
Variant / Flavor: Aloe Vera
Other variants : No other variant available. 


Pros
- multi purpose
- has cooling effect
- instant moisturize

Cons
- unsanitary
- not available locally

4.5/5 
Even though it's a bit unsanitary because you need to dip your fingers into the tub to apply more product and even though it's not available locally aside from korean cosmetic stores, the fact that it's multi purpose beats all the cons of this product. I consider it as an essential in my skincare stash since I do get super dry skin every now and then. I use it on my legs or feet after I scrub off all the dead skin cells to keep them moisturized. Also on my face whenever I want to have a face mask with cooling effect.  In addition,  I also use it before applying BB cream if my face is super dry for instant moisturized face.

Repurchase?
Definitely.  Actually I bought 2 tubs of this gel but from Missha this time.

A must have for those people who likes multi purpose products.  It's a natural product and aloe vera is a well known nowadays in cosmetics and skincare. With the benefits listed above, who doesn't want to purchase this amazing product? 

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Event | An Original Dapper with David Guison



This month's #AbreezaFashionForum featured an American brand which was formed way back in 1950's that sells dapper clothes, Original Penguin. The speaker was the brand ambassador himself, David Guison, the famous blogger behind dgmanila.com.


He talked about the brand's brief history and how the famous logo which is Pete the Penguin was born. David also mentioned that 1950's changed the way Americans dress, they became more liberated in a way they express themselves through their clothes. 55 golf shirt was famous during that time for it's functionality.


Famous Hollywood celebrities like Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt and Matthew McConaughey are image models for the brand. Whereas Manny Pacquiao,  Anne Curtis, Teng Brothers and Daniel Padilla are some of the local celebrities who wear Original Penguin.



David admitted he was a huge fan of the brand before he became the ambassador of it, he said his fashion was inspired by his dad so sometimes they end up having the same clothes. Since summer is here, he shared what are must haves for summer fashion like tank tops, shirts, polo shirts, short and long sleeved button downs, shorts like chino shorts and swim shorts. On the other hand for the accessories; brogues, mandals, colored watches, duffel bags, braided brown belts and straw hats were suggested. 


It's mostly applicable to men's fashion but I think most of the items mentioned above can also be applied to women's summer fashion. He stressed that summer is the perfect time to experiment with colors. And I'm a little but guilty on that one. He said he tries to avoid black at all costs so he's into navy blue during summer season.


David emphasized to dress for yourself not for anyone else. Stick to your style and have fun.



Original Penguin is located at 2nd Floor Abreeza Mall.

Some of my favourites from Original Penguin's 2015 Summer/Spring Collection.  You can view all the looks here.



Be yourself, #beanoriginal.  


Monday, March 30, 2015

EXO : Call Me Baby MV + Exodus Album Download

EXO's recent album entitled Exodus is I think a bittersweet moment to EXO-Ls. They're happy that the boys are back with their new album so they can see them more often with their promotions but it's also a wake up call to those people who are fans of OT12 that EXO will never be the same. As of the moment, I feel I'm not deserving to be called EXO-L because I'm still butt hurt about the lawsuit which I think every fan has the right to feel hurt or whatnot and I'm not in the position to judge other fans. Personally I still support EXO but not like before wherein I watch almost all their weekly performances, guestings and update myself almost everyday which I recently found out was unhealthy. I will support their album and say congratulations to them if they win which I think is possible with all the EXO-L fans out there.

The delusional me is still hoping to hear Kris' husky rap and Luhan's angel like voice in their new album which I think is normal for fans who like Krishan so much like me.
I was excited on EXO's new album since I find EXO as a promising group and they are working hard to fill the gap that Krishan made. Weeks ago, I heard EXO will have a song entitled Call me Daddy and I was like waaaaaaaait. It sounds so kinky and inappropriate for underaged fans good thing that was just a rumor and call me daddy was changed into call me baby. Call me Daddy reminds me so much of Suho while Call me Baby reminds me of Sehun.






credits to: SMTOWN
Anyways, the song is addicting as usual and I'm happy that you can hear more lines from members who used to have 1-2 lines in their previous albums. My comments would be available tonight because for now, I'll spazz how hot the boys looks esp. Tao, Chanyeol and Lay. 
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Fashion | All Patched Up







Just a quick update on this portion of my blog, I know it has been well neglected because of multiple reasons, I still have a lot of unpublished fashion posts but I don't have the confidence to post them online. I may or may not publish it depending on my confidence and mood. hohoho~

So I wore this outfit during the first Abreeza Fashion for 2015, the theme was suppose to be Marsala but I ain't got Marasala so I decided to wear brown x red combo which is a bit Marsala.

I love how this patch dress is laidback and the same time dressy.

Laidback in a sense that the print is plaid which I think is considered a classic in laidback fashion. The material's cotton so it's comfortable.Paired it up with my trusty black heels since I don't want to add more colors to my already colorful dress and 2 way red bag which is also I think considered a laidback.

To add a touch of brown, wore my mom's tortoise fake round glasses which sadly got destroyed recently TuT. Still looking for an alternative since the mall that sells it doesn't sell it anymore so I'm somehow sad that it got destroyed, got a lot of compliments for it though.

The get up can be worn everyday and maybe change the heels to flats if you have a lot of errands.

Belated Happy Chinese New year~!

 Dress : Marc by Marc Jacobs | Heels : DKNY | Bag : Prada | Glasses : Gmall


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