Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Emmy 2010

Modern Family and Mad Men were big winners in the last Emmy's. Glee only had four awards that night. Boo. Well, not everybody can be a winner. 

Now, let's see who are the big Emmy winners in fashion... and who are the not-so-lucky-ones...

Lea Michelle in Oscar dela Renta: so so for me... or maybe it's the hair

newlyweds Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, hot couple... but...

this is one Alexander McQueen dress me not liking...

Although very beauty pageant-ish, I like Clarie Dane's Armani dress

lovin' the small cutout design of this simple white dress worn by Julie Benz

nice long black dress for Eva Longoria

only Heidi Klum can pull off a mini in the Emmy's

I think the two layers of fluff turned me off on this Carolina Herrera dress on Dianna Agron

Seriously I wasn't so happy with the dresses this Emmy. There's still the Golden Globes and Oscars to look forward to.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bday Wishlist #1: Settlers of America: Trails to Rails

While the rest of the adults party and hang out in bars, me and my friends do some serious gaming. Not online games but boardgames.

Was introduced to Settlers of Catan a couple of years ago. It's a strategy game and quite fun... and sometimes dangerous. Especially with the group of people I play with. Major, major competitive!!!

Now there's a new version of Catan, Settlers of America: Trails to Rails. It's so big! It looks awesome!

This is on my wishlist for my birthday.

Here's what it looks like all laid out...

Ok, I admit it. I'm a geek. So, fellow geeks... let's unite and play Catan!

(Settlers of Catan gameboards available at Hobbes and Landes)

Friday, August 27, 2010

RAIN don't go away!!!

Guess who's coming to Manila?!!!

K-pop lovers hold on to your underwear...

Yep! Korean singing sensation Rain will be coming here for a one night concert on Sept. 11, 2010 at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Guest is Korean boy band MBLAQ (Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality).

For tickets check SM Cinema Ticketbooths (02) 470-2222 and Ticketworld Reservations (02) 891-9999.


Watch out for Mega Brands Sale at the Mega Tent!
Sept. 2-5, 10am to 8pm at the Mega Tent along Meralco Ave., Pasig.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hide Behind Venetian Masks

Venice, Italy for me is all romance and mystery, full of history and culture. A place I have yet to visit but is definitely one of my must-places to see before I die. What is more romantic than being serenaded while riding a gondola?! Venice is also home to the arts and opera! But one thing that will remind me of its rich heritage is the Venetian Mask.

In the 16th to 18th centuries, Venetian masks are worn as an accessory, much like how we wear sunglasses today. It is used to hide one’s identity and social status. It is also a common adornment during their Carnevale, Venice’s version of Mardi Gras

Nowadays, Venetian masks are commonly collected for their intricate and unique designs. Authentic Venetian masks are still made of silver, gold, velvet and feathers. And apparently, they also have different types such as Bauta (covers the whole face), Columbine (covers half the face to be tied with a ribbon), Medico della Pesta (also know as the plague doctor characterized by a long beak and weird design), Moretta (black design usually made of velvet). One of my favorites designs are those Venetian Animal Masks

I think these would make a great accessory to a masquerade ball!

Now I don't know whether I should collect these works of art or wear them. I should find a reason to have a masquerade ball! And if masks are these beautiful, I don't mind hiding behind them.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to the 90's

Been listening to some old songs from my highschool days... brings back memories of things I was busy doing back then. Also stuff I was into and clothes I used to wear. Back then, I abhored being girly and fashionable. True! I was all about Giordano shirts and baggy pants. Dunno what happened though...

But there's one thing I'd like to have again...

DM's!!! OMG right?! Mine had eight holes, I think. It was in black. I wonder where it is now??? I'd wear it with shorts, denim minis and even sunday dresses... they way it was supposed to be worn! Gosh, I cringe when I see pictures!

Maybe now I'd get these...

After all, fashion comes back eventually...

Saturday, August 07, 2010

The Hairy Truth

If you're like me who is unfortunate enough to have hairy legs, you probably experimented with various hair removal products. And there's A LOT out there! I've used depilatories, shavers and even go to the salon every two weeks for waxing. It seems like a curse sometimes.

Lately I'm too lazy to depilate and too kuripot to go to the salon. I shave instead. I personally use Schick's® Intuition® because of the moisturizer around the blade. No need for gels.

Shavers for women are beginning to look cool nowadays. They come in feminine colors because gray, black and blue don't cut it anymore.

Venus® from Gillette®

Soleil® Shimmer™ by BIC® has cocoa butter

I get my supplies from the US where it's cheaper and I have more variants to choose from. Walgreens is really the place to go!

It's been years since I've used depilatories. For a time they made my legs itch. My bff, the master of depilatories, say I might have left the cream longer than necessary. Products now are less harsher, or so she says. I should give it a go again. It's easier.

this is my personal favorite!

But of course, there's my ultimate hair removal dream!

Facial Care's LaserLight treatment! I want smooth underarms like Angel Locsin... and maybe smooth legs too!

LaserLight hair removal uses a painless method of emitting pulses of light energy that are absorbed by the pigment of hair. This zaps the hair root and kills it, preventing the growth of new hair. This means no more unwanted hair after 6 to 8 sessions! LaserLight can be done on the underarms, arms, legs, upper lip and bikini area, or virtually anywhere you have unwanted hair. It is also safe and suitable for all skin types, from very fair to very dark; as well as all hair types, from very fine to very coarse.

Average treatment might cost P35k-P50k depending on their assessment of your hair follicles, pores and thickness of the hair.

So hard being a girl! But you know what they say, no pain, no gain!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Lip Service

Last  year I was introduced to this line of lip balm from a 168-year old apothecary in West Village, New York. Considered as the oldest apothecary in America, C.O. Bigelow makes Mentha Lip Tint. Awesome tinted lip balm I now can't live without. I use Plum Mint, it keeps my lips moist and the peppermint oil gives my breath long-lasting  freshness too! 

The company offers products for the whole body as well: face, body and hair. And for men (shaving creams) and women (organic shampoos). 

If you're sick and tired of petroleum jelly-ish type of lip balms, this is definitely a must-try!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Easy Sunday Morning

Finally got to wear my brogues. Here's my outfit for a little bit of Sunday family outing. 

top from office tiangge, shorts from Old Navy, bag vintage Gucci and brogues from Anthology

Finally got the chance to visit Forever 21. Didn't get to buy anything coz I was with the whole family. That means no time for some serious shopping. Planning to go back with girlfriends coz they'll understand the need for time.


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