Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 14

Blog: A TV show you're currently addicted to.
I just LOVE this series, can't get enough of it! I saw the pilot episode and I was hooked :) I'm in love with Neal Caffrey's character and generally like the plots and story lines.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 13

Blog: Your favorite musician and why?

Michael Bublé is my favorite musician - he's such a great singer, performer and entertainer. Plus my husband likes his music too :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 12

Blog: A photograph of the town you live in.
I live in a pretty busy town in Queens, NY - just a couple miles east of Manhattan. This is the view from our balcony, you can see the city skyline in the distance. I love where I live right now, it's great location-wise. We're close to a lot of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and transportation (need to be close to the train coz I'm in the city everyday for work). Someday, we would like to move to a quieter location when we have children, but right now this works for us coz it's so convenient.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 11

Blog: What's in your makeup bag?

I try not to carry too much in my kikay kit - only the essentials...
From the top:

1) retractable makeup brush from Sephora
2) MAC blush in Well Dressed
3) MAC face powder in Medium Plus
4) L'Oréal Lineur Intense eyeliner
5) MAC lipgloss in Viva Glam
6) MAC lipstick in Viva Glam
7) Maybelline Define-a-lash mascara
8) Sonia Kashuk brow definer

I totally failed my blog challenge after the 10th day because I was sooo busy :( Will try to continue with it though...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 10

Blog: A photo of your favorite place to eat.
Gerry's Grill is my favorite restaurant. I especially love and crave their tuna sisig and green mango shake. Photo was taken in MOA with the Andradas who treated us to dinner that night.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 9

Blog: A photo of the item you last purchased.

So this is what I bought today...
I was only going to get some tampons coz I run out but then I remembered we were running low on facial wash and lotion so I had to add a couple of things.

Tampax pearl is my favorite, they had other brands at the drugstore but didn't want to waste a lot of time, better stick to what works for you...

I also like Purpose as a cleanser, not too drying and cleans well. It also has the Allure beauty seal, so obviously, a lot of people recommend it.

I have really dry skin so I need to put on lotion all the time, even in the summer. I got this tall, 21-ounce bottle of Jergens Ultra Healing moisturizer - it smelled good and I needed a cheaper alternative to my usual Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion. I'm just gonna use the less expensive lotion for my body, it should work just as well...

I found this new product from the same company that manufactures perhaps the best loved lipbalm in the world - Carmex. I just found out that they started making healing creams. Let's hope that aside from producing lip balm to heal chapped lips, they could also make an awesome product for my alligator-skin hands :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 8

Blog: A song and photo to match your mood.

My mood is crappy. Here's why...
I'm on the rag right now that's why I keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding... I should really make a period mix like the one in the movie with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, the title escapes me right now.
I thought this was a cute picture... Girls should really walk around with a warning sign like this whenever they have their period :) Just kidding!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 7

Blog: Your dream wedding.

I already got married a year ago, not quite the dream wedding that I wanted but I'm glad that I married my dream man and we have a wonderful marriage. But, if you would ask me what my dream wedding is, here it is...
Would love to get married in 620 Loft & Garden. My husband, however, insisted on a church wedding. But isn't this venue so pretty? It's right below the Rockefeller with views of the St Patrick's Cathedral and Saks Fifth Ave. Really glam location with an equally glam price. My brother actually tried to negotiate the place for our wedding (got $5,000 off for the space rental) but it was still so expensive.
I have no idea how much Karen Tran charges for her floral arrangements but in my dream wedding, she would do all the flowers. I just LOVE Karen Tran Florals!
I love the idea of haute couture-like bridesmaids dresses ever since I saw Sex and the City. I really like the dresses below although not too much the colors - I like how they're all equally stylish and not typical of a bridesmaids dress. I did have hot bridesmaids in my wedding though :)
Now for my gown. I'm gonna make sure to be the star of the show (along with my husband, of course) so any of these dresses below will do...
I like anything with a sweetheart neckline and a full skirt with lots of tiers or detail. I wore a very simple version of my dream gown as I didn't have much time to find a dress, ordered my gown just a few months before the wedding.
How I wish I could have Monique Lhuillier design a gown for my wedding. Although it seems ridiculous to spend so much on a dress you only wear once. Mine is in storage in my parents' house collecting dust.

So that's pretty much the highlight of my dream wedding. I would not want to get married again though, too stressful. I would, though, want to go on a second honeymoon :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 6

Blog: A photo of an animal you'd love to keep as a pet.
This is Boo. He's a Pomeranian with a really good groomer :) I love that he kinda looks like a bear or a stuffed toy - freakin cute! I'd love to have a pet exactly like Boo someday... Now, I wonder if we can get Jake to look that way...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 5

Blog: A photo of yourself two years ago.
This was me in 2009, taking a self-portrait for posterity... I think that was the last time I had hair that short, I've been wearing it long since. I still have that dress, bag and watch, in fact, I think I might wear it today...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 4

Blog: Your favorite photograph of your best friend.I consider Jean to be one of my bestest friends. Here she is in Paris with Jeanniebeannie (a stuffed toy that she and her husband bring everywhere they go.) I swear it has gone to a lot of places I haven't - India, Holland, Greece, etc... Anyway, I've known Jean since 2005, we used to do a lot of traveling together back then. I love that she's such a gentle, kind-hearted soul and always willing to listen and laugh at stupid things. One thing that we always tease her about is that she can't say curse words. We forced her to say b***h one time, all she could say was bee-yotch! She really has a very clean mouth :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 3

Blog: Your favorite store.

Sephora is my favorite store in the whole wide world. My heart gets excited whenever I see the black and white stripes and the tons of makeup, skincare products, perfume, beauty tools, etc, etc, etc that lies inside waiting for me :)

Honestly, I could spend hours there poring over the products, trying on makeup, perfume, nail polish... it's heaven on earth for a girly girl. Here's a photo I lifted off Google...

I became a VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) I think around 2008, it's their rewards program for loyal customers. I get discounts, free samples and a birthday gift each year. I get most of my gifts for female friends and relatives here, I even convinced my husband to get his perfume from Sephora so I can accumulate points, hehe...

Anyway, that's my favorite store.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 2

Blog: A photo of something you ate today.

This is what we had for lunch - awesome bulalo! In English, beef bone marrow and vegetable stew. Yummy with lots of white rice and patis on the side...
Photo is not so good as I took it with my Blackberry Bold, which I just replaced today :) Meet my new phone...
My husband told me to get the white one coz it's prettier, the Torch also comes in red and black (I do like the white better too). And the best part was, I only got it for 1 cent!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 1

Blog: A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
So that's me, or at least, part of my face. Taken a year ago when I had my bangs cut.

My day was ok, pretty ordinary actually... went to work, got take out on the way home, watching tv now and paying bills online, waiting for my husband to get home so we can watch a movie... I wish my day was more exciting but it wasn't, sometimes it's good that way. :)

The 30 Day Blog Challenge

I'm gonna try to do a blog challenge to, ummm, challenge myself to blog consistently. I got this from a Canadian beauty blog, I went over the questions and they sound pretty easy to answer so here's what you're going to read here in the next month or so...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Spinal Adjustment

I had quite a busy day today, just now unwinding and waiting for the husband to come home from work too. I made a visit to the chiropractor after work today and she adjusted my spine. I've been having some low back pain and I have mild scoliosis, add to the fact that I don't have the best posture - I slouch all the time. Anyway, that was a good visit, I'm seriously considering getting regular treatments.

I got a full body massage after that which was a little intense than I had hoped. The masseur said I had very tense shoulders, so glad I had those knots and kinks out even though deep tissue massages are not very comfortable...

Also passed by my cellphone carrier on the way home to find out if I can get the trackball of my Blackberry Bold fixed. I'm a little iffy about signing a 2-year contract just to get a new phone. Although I am really thinking about getting this beauty...
I played with the Torch before because my brother has this, it's a pretty solid phone, I'm just not sure about getting a sliding phone, just coz I've never had a sliding phone before. It's either this or the iPhone, which I think my husband prefers. We shall see.

Monday, June 6, 2011

One For One

Got our Toms shoes delivered today! They are so comfortable and lightweight, perfect for everyday summer activities. I got the canvas classic shoes in olive and my husband got the grey gingham checkered slip-ons that are already sold out right now.
Also feels good to be contributing to a good cause... probably the reason why Toms shoes are so popular.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Cool Souvenir

While we were sending out invitations for our wedding, we thought it would be fun to also send one to the Obamas. So here's the actual invite we mailed to the White House...
And here's what we received a few days before our wedding...
This is definitely one for the scrapbooks that we'll treasure, along with thousands of other people, I'm sure... :)