I’m a firm disciple of self-indulgence. Living in a city as polluted, humid, crowded, and chaotic as QC and coupling this with the unhealthy college lifestyle, I tend to burn out very quickly. A few hours out is my threshold. I like to spend most of my time in my little sanctuary, located deep in the heart of my apartment complex. In my room, it feels as though the world is a whole universe away. Typhoons have come and go without my being any the wiser. Hell, the zombie apocalypse could happen and I’d still be in my room, LUSH face mask tingling away, and still trying to get FoodPanda delivered to my doorstep.
This post is a love letter (and guide) to self-indulgence. I’m so glad that the emergence of the 8-step Korean skincare routine has given me an excuse to extend the length of my own pampering ritual. (Am I using too many products, mom? I can’t be. Look, the Koreans are doing it too!) I recently discovered a term that illustrates this perfectly: metox. Continue reading “SKIN ROUTINE 🌖🕯 Nightly Detox”
Hi everyone! It’s been almost a year, I think, since I lasted posted. I hope you’ve all been doing well.
Today I’d like to share with you my favorite things of the season! (Note that by ‘spring’, I really just mean the slightly less hot weather in the Philippines which converts to a temperature of about 28-31℃ during the day.)
Continue reading “Spring Favorites 2018 🦋🍃🌼🍑”
It’s been less than 24 hours since I’ve been on home soil. The food is free, the air is clean, and the parents are generous. This is a post I wrote up whilst on the plane. I’ve put some helpful tips and reminders together that may help you when preparing for your next flight! (Photos from my Instagram story.)
Continue reading “Notes on Air Travel”
So you’ve got your tickets, booked that Airbnb, and made sure your luggage fits well within the bounds of standard weight allowance. But before you bring yourself to sign up for “city tours” or “tourist packages”, consider taking the challenge of facing the alien streets of Seoul without a forever-grinning guide with a microphone urging you on like a flock of sheep to the next stop on the itinerary.
Seoul may not be as easy to traverse as Manila (as Koreans normally speak less English than Filipinos do), but it’s certainly a piece of cake given adequate preparation. These are the things you’ll need to have on you during your trip (particularly for the monsoon season)!
Continue reading “Seoul: What to Prepare Before You Fly Out”
Since I’ve been in Seoul, the residence I’ve been staying in has been tantalizingly close to two very dangerous establishments: Style Nanda and Chuu.
In case these aren’t already familiar to you, these highly popular brands retail trendy Korean clothing, shoes, accessories, and cosmetics. Beauty and fashion bloggers living in or visiting Korea do not leave without making a pilgrimage to these stores.
And I happen to live no more than a five minute walk away from their flagship stores. Here is a collection of photos I’ve amassed over the past few weeks! Continue reading “Seoul: Style Nanda & Chuu | Styling the Cold Shoulder”