What I Wore | Monster High Venus Flytrap Inspired

Happy Halloween everyone!
Before bidding goodbye to October and saying hello to November. Will be sharing an outfit inspired from the Monster High character. 
This isn't actually a latest outfit, its one of those forgotten one... However, I am so glad to find the perfect time to share this to you. Wore this outfit at my niece Monster High theme birthday party.
I am loyal to my real name so I choose to dress up like Venus Flytrap. I have so many plans on my look but ended not wearing any accessories and didn't even complete my make-up because I was so busy with the party details. I worked on the decorations of the party and also help the birthday girl's friends on their costume. I also did all the kids make-up.
I am glad I was able to have few solo photos though... I never thought I could. 
That explains the a bit messy make-up look and outfit in this photos because this was taken after the chaos... errr party! :D
Watch out soon on the blog, will also share the kids Monster High outfits.
What do you think of my Venus Flytrap outfit?

What I Wore | Pink Long Top/Dress

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a fun and well-spent weekend.
This long top or rather dress I'm wearing is not mine actually... A friend who is equally fashionista and more shopaholic than me purchased this online at Shopthiseasy.com.
At first glance, I know why she purchased this... It's because she loves pink. However, she told me she purchased this because she finds it very attractive on the model. ^_^ hahaha

Do you buy clothes because it looks very pretty and attractive on the model/mannequin? 

Well, I use to do this before, but not now anymore. Nowadays, when I buy I have to think of the comfort, flexibility, and functionality of the clothes.
Back to the dress details... 
Its cloth is suede fabric. The style is perfect for my friend because she is pregnant. The golden mask feather Corsage can be optionally removed if you don't like it.
Lastly, it was on sale so it's really a good buy.

The model that made my friend purchase this dress. Photo grab from the online shop.

Long top/Dress: Shopthiseasy.com

#Foodtrip: Roti Mum Singapore's Best Coffee Bun

Happy midweek!
Long day starts tomorrow, as I have too many things line up for me.
Will be going on field trip with the kiddo tomorrow, buy some baking stuff after and then work.
Then the next day will attend an event, after that work and then hopefully squeeze some test baking for the cupcakes I will need to prepare for the next day...
Will be making some minion cupcakes from scratch for the first time as requested by a friend for her nephew's birthday on Saturday. So that's kinda making me nervous, although Ive been baking cupcakes already. Its because of this nitty gritty details of the minion design that I will need to achieve.
Since its been a busy week, I am hoping to end it with a long overdue foodtrip that Ive been craving. It really frustrates me that Roti Mum's not in Centrio mall, of which is my go to place. This mall kinda like my extended neighbor already because I regularly visit here for leisure, errands, work and whatever purposes.
One of my favorite place to hangout and have coffee is Rotti Mum. Funny how I just ignore this kiosk in the malls before. However, when a friend invited me to rest at Rotti Mum after a tireful stroll at the mall, thats how discover my newest fave. My friend recommended to order the coffee bun with coffee combo. And she was right because after that it has always been my fave. I am not sure if it was me being a coffee lover, but all I know is I do love the taste of their bread!
Do you like Roti Mum's coffee bun?

Roti Mum SM City
Ground Floor Level of SM City Cagayan de Oro
Roti Mum Limketkai Mall
2nd Floor Level of Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City

What I Wore | Knitted Top and High Waist Denim Skirt

Hey everyone! How was your weekend?
As for me, it was a weekend well spent. 
I just started watching Hart of Dixie and really getting hooked on it. So this TV show just ended its last season this March 2015 and I just learned that there will be no season 5. And that rumors has it that in season 4 the episodes not getting interesting. Im still far away though, Im still in season 1. And since I am still very interested in it, will see. 
I just love Rachel Bilson in this TV show. She's drop-dead gorgeous. I also love her outfits, so chic!
Anyone of you watched Hart of Dixie too? 
Now, about my outfit... Talking about denim being never out of style. This high waist skirt has been mine from college days. And that's more than 10 years ago... And it still fits me?! Wow!  I remember buying this with my girl friend... Risa. We both have the same skirt, you know that matchy-matchy fashion we do with our besties. ;D
On my top, I also shop this with my other besties... Dee has her fave pink knitted top while I have it my fave color, blue. ^_^
Do you also shop matching clothes with your friends?

GT Cosmetics Papaya Lotion

How was midweek so far?
Today I will be sharing a product review.
Last week, PR Works inform me that they will send me GT Cosmetics papaya lotion for review. Honestly, I am not familiar with GT Cosmetics and so I made a research online and read a lot of great reviews regarding their carrot soap and lotion. I have also learned that this is proudly Philippine made beauty product.

GT Cosmetics Manufacturing had its humble beginning in Liloan, Cebu, in 1994 after Engr. Salvane decided to put her dormant craftsmanship — as a chemical engineer — to good use. Salvane started the marketing of her brandless product by just giving out samples to neighbors and friends, who then became her first customers and later dealers of her line of soaps. The soaps remained brandless for a couple of years until Salvane decided to go full blast with the business and put a label to her product in 1996. Thus, GT was officially born, and the rest was history.

The package arrived last Saturday. It was place in a cute gift box with not just the papaya lotion but papaya soap, carrot soap and bleaching soap.
On the lotions packaging...
The GT papaya lotion is a 3-in-1 lotion that instantly whitens, moisturize, and protects skin from the sun’s harmful rays through its. It has collagen that helps reduce signs of aging.
Now on to the review... 
I like the easy squeeze bottle, its very convenient. I think this lotion is only available in 75ml as I check on their website. I also like that expiry date of the lotion is visible in the top-front of the packaging. 
The lotion comes with light fragrant scent.
As for the whitening I cant tell much because I just use this product for a few days yet. For its sunblock this is pretty great with SPF 40 but I read at the back instruction; Do not stay too long in the sun even while using sunscreen products. 
Now on the moisturizing, its very effective specially for me who has dry skin. Its keeps my skin hydrated for a long time. And its moisturizing component doesn’t leave a sticky feel. 

GT Cosmetics products are available in Watsons, SM Supermalls, Robinsons Malls, Gaisano Malls, Metro, Prince Hypermarket, and Mercury Drug.

Facebook: Facebook.com/gtcosmetics
Instagram: Instagram.com/gtcosmetics
Twitter: Twitter.com/iLuvGTcosmetics

What I Wore | Crop Top, Jeggings & Boots

How was your week so far?
My week started with laziness. 
Ive been trying to post here on my blog since last weekend but cant find the words to say. Even the simplest one. (>.<)
So today, amidst laziness and painful menstruation I tried my best to compose a blog post...
Here's an outfit I wore when my friends and I went out for a new restaurant discovery here in Cagayan de Oro. We check out Macey's Cafe which is a cool place to hangout... I'll share more about this place on the next post... Lets talk about the outfit for now.
The crop top was a birthday gift to me by my pretty friend... Risa. My girls really spoils me with gifts that are definitely my fashion fave. Lucky me!
If you notice, this are one of the rare moments of me in jeans err... in jeggings now, so to speak. Was inspired to wear jeans because of my new edgy boots that arrived just recently from DressLink.com. It has been my new fave since it arrive.

Dresslink Biker Boots
With its cheap price of 7.14 USD I didnt expect much. I picked this boots because I have been wanting to have one and was convince by the great reviews it receive from others who bought it as well. This review page really helps a lot specially if there is photos included. I even got one size up than my normal shoe size as per the advice in the reviews and they were right because what I have now fit just right with a little space allowance for my feet to breath. If I ordered in my normal size it would have been uncomfortable because it'll be too small. The quality is good, no smell. It has a fur lining from inside, which is very soft and the leather is also very soft. Overall its a worth it buy!
Have your tried ordering at DressLink.com as well?

Crop Top: Mint
Jeggings: Bobson Japan

Formal Evening Gown Styles

Hi everyone!
How do you decide in buying a formal evening gown? Or do you buy or just rent it?
Formal evening gowns are usually worn in formal gatherings like prom, homecoming, weddings, and 'black tie attire' occasions. Events which doesn't really happen regularly in our life. Well, unless you're a celebrity, politician, or a socialite where formal occasions happen almost every week though. However, for someone like me which formal wear occasions rarely happens, deciding on what to wear is really tricky. Here are some great tips I have learned so far...
  • Investing in a formal gown can be a good thing to do though so when cases that you are invited on short notice you will have something to wear immediately.
  • You just have to make sure that you buy a formal evening gown that can be worn more than once.
  • You can pick a solid-colored and simple design gown because they're simpler to mix and match. So it will not look that you're wearing the same gown as the previous.
  • Come to think of it after wearing it, you can even have it rented. ^_^
  • Take note also that evening gowns are available in many designs such as halter, backless, strapless, and many more, so make sure you know the shape of your body to know what gown styles will flatter your body figure.

Formal evening gowns that never go out of style:

One-shoulder - this detail seems to be steamier in some periods than others but it's still a timeless choice.
Halter - another classic neckline cut that will flatter all body shapes.
Strapless/bustier neckline - the heart-shaped.
Spaghetti straps - wide shoulders and top-heavy should avoid thin straps as they can look like two fragile threads on your wide/full figure.
V-neckline - a very flattering and sexy neckline that flatter all shapes.

The photos above are grabbed from JV Dresses where you can find affordable long dresses.
Have a great weekend!

Blogging and What-Nots

How was weekend everyone?
Attended the general meet-up of the local bloggers group that I am a member of... CDO Bloggers. This has been a comeback gathering because its been a long time since we had a meet-up. Its so good to see everyone again...
And I also want to share good news... for me that is... that yet again I was among the Blogmeter.org Top 20 Fashion & Beauty blog in the Philippines. This time im ranking 9th spot. Yay! Way to go!
Thank you as always to you my readers and visitors... :)

What I Wore | Floral Dress

Happy weekend everyone!
You probably have an idea about today's outfit post... As I mentioned in my previous post about Apartment 8 Cagayan de Oro Branch Openingthat I didnt miss the chance to take my outfit of the day at a very photo worthy spot in the Santorini themed store. 
Do you feel the Santorini vibe? 
Im not sure if my outfit fits the Santorini themed though... I am just excited to wear this floral dress that I got from LightInTheBox.com. This dress along with the maxi skirt you see in this outfit post here arrived last September 23, 2015. I am obviously loving the items that I immediately wear them. 
I actually didnt expect much when I order this dress because of its cheap price and I am not sure on the cloth. However, when it arrived I was very happy to discover how comfortable and in good quality the dress is. My mom love it as well!
I have been so blessed this past few months that all I have is gratitude to everyone and everything. Although with all this blessings comes responsibilities and busyness, I embrace it with so much positivity and inspiration. I always think that if I work hard and give my best more and more blessings will come my way. Each day Ive learned to let go of the worries and stress. As well as, embracing everything with positivity little by little can go a long way. 
Thoughts to ponder:
If you worry a lot, then day after day you are learning how to worry even better. 
If you think about doing something a lot, then you are learning how to think about doing. 
Every moment you are happy, you are learning how to be even happier. 
Every time you act, you are learning how to take an action even better. 
What is it that you've been learning today? 
What is it that you want to learn tomorrow?  

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Floral Dress: LightInTheBox.com

#CDOEvents: Apartment 8 Cagayan de Oro Branch Opening

Hello October and hello weekend!
Today I am sharing to you the event I attended last September 26, 2015. Apartment 8 just opened its newest branch at the 2nd floor of Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro. 
Apartment 8 was established in 2006 and re-launched in 2012. It is a one stop shopping destination for females ranging from high school teen girls to the fashion forward upper women age set. It specializes in the creation, development and selling of a wide array of ready to wear pieces that are on trend and fashionable.
Ive known Apartment 8 from celebrities I followed in Instagram. A lot of celebrities and stylist trusted and love their styles. I too love the variety of modern styles on their clothing.
I just love the theme of their store which is Santorini. And they even have a perfect spot for #OOTD shoot. Ofcourse I didnt miss it and you will see it on my next outfit post. ;) 
Here are some sneak peek of the event and the store...

Ribbon cutting with Apartment 8 owners Kenneth So, Sheiralyn So-Lim, Stephanie So, Bea Sy and marketing manager Katrina Aquino.

Me with the owner, Ms. Sheiralyn So-Lim.

That's it folks! On my next post, will be sharing some details of my lovely outfit. ^_^ 
You can visit Apartment 8 official website, Facebook and Instagram for more information.