Disqus for Wednesday Everyday


WQ: Latest Beauty Discovery (1 of 3)

In my quest in finding the latest products that we could use daily, this post is a three-part post about the latest beauty products I have bought and tried recently in the market for more than a month to be able to find its effectiveness. The products are in no particular order and no part of this post has been sponsored by any of the companies or their distributors.

L'Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream

1. L'Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream

I never thought I could ever find a product that I could use not only for my body but also my hair. Hooray! 
Since I have natural curly/wavy hair, I can't really just use soap or body wash as my shampoo in times of we ran out of stocks. Hahaha

Why? Because soap or body wash dries out the hair fast and removes the scalp with its natural oil. So naturally with those people who have the same hair strands, using products like soap and body wash (as an alternative in times of shampoo scarcity) for your hair would even make your hair lifeless and dull and even drier. Haay. Aswang (it is a mythical creature that is a vampire counterpart here in the Philippines) hair everywhere!

Let's French it!

At Disneyland Anaheim California (May 2014)

Minimalist. Subdued color palette. Never goes out of style. Stripes, black jeans, navy blue color and Bensimon sneakers-- are some of my favorite things that I love about French dressing. Chic all the way and you can never go wrong when it comes to Parisian style and a bonus, it can be worn by any body type! Good to know, eh?

In one word, elegant.

Although French fashion dressing mostly includes mixing the high-end and low-end items, basically French women dress for themselves and how comfortable their style would be to be able to function in their day-to-day activities. On the contrary, french women will not be seen wearing the latest fads, but they will seen most often than not in their own style bubble that has been the envy of many, including me. Hahaha I don't know how they do it but it has turned the world over on how chic they are even for street wear. Comme il faut! 

Take my blues away..

Shirt: Brooks Brothers
Jeans: Zara
Flats: Yosi Samra
Bag: Simpliste

I'm feeling really low lately. I don't know if its due to the erratic sunny-then-rainy weather or probably my monthly period is coming up. Haha

Anyway, in times like these I try to find solace and peace in the simple things. I like to dress up and do my makeup whenever this gloomy mood hits me. Or I'd like to shop for new shoes or books to uplift my spirit. Most of the time I stare at my son, L, and appreciate his genuine smile and affection for me. It is just priceless. As much as possible I try to see the positive side of it all. It is hard, but we really must. 


I'm writing this now before I go to bed...while staring at my son who is dreaming away in his sleep. As I begin to relax my mind and get the rest that I need, I secretly smile and wondered why do I feel good? I feel good because I'm thankful for the gift of today.

I'm thankful for the blessings that we have received today. Although there are trials but it is part of life, we still need to find the simple joys that would make life worth living everyday. Always find the positive lining. :)

Anyway, have a peaceful sleep and don't let the bed bugs bite. Good night!!

What about you, what are you thankful for? 

Black x White x Leather Weekend

This is what I wore last Saturday. My trusty Birkenstocks (which I have always been a fan of, long before a lot of people were taking notice of it and buying them again now..), my go-to Black Monkeegenes Skinny jeans, paired with one of my many stripes tee and my equally fashionable yet not too loud top 5 favorite bag, my Tod's D-bag. 

WS: Seychelles Manila Shopping Alert

Hello my loves! I'm back!!! So sorry (again!) for the website hiatus but a lot of traveling and activities went on with us for the past months. Plus, the WE team has been brainstorming about the site's latest look. What can you guys say about it? Hope you like it because I personally LOVE how it looks now. Yey! Thank you to my amazing friend behind WE's latest facelift. Hahaha!

Anyway, since this will be my first post after launching the latest look of the website, I'd like to share with you the most coveted, gorgeous and comfortable shoe I have ever owned, the Seychelles Cayenne is back in stock!!!! My heart is pounding... be still my heart.

Our lovely friends from Seychelles Manila informed me that they will be selling in limited quantities the latest colors of the best seller Cayenne and Holdin' My Breath shoes on Monday (June 23) at CommonThread at the 2nd floor of the Powerplant Mall in Rockwell Makati. 

Check out the photo for the colors that will be available on Monday. :)

I'm telling you ladies and gents (who need a gift for their lovely ladies), DO NOT miss this chance to buy a pair and be one of those ladies who can proudly own and wear this very chic, hard-to-get and super comfy shoes. It is soooo worth it! 
You can follow Seychelles Manila on Instagram via their handle @seychellesph to know more about the shoes and the fashionable styles that they have. 

Watch out for my next post about the origins of Seychelles and what is my favorite Seychelles sandals that I recently wore to a garden wedding. 

Hope to see you on Monday!

Special Advisory!!!

To all those asking via email and thru my other social media accounts as to where to order the Monogrammed shoe clips, belt buckle, necklace, etc. that I featured.  

Just got word from the designer that you can email her for orders and inquiries at ask@elenabautista.com or at shop@bespokebeyond.com and inform her that you saw my writeup about her gorgeous products from this site. So that she could immediately work on your choice of items. :)

My website hiatus will end real soon...so stay tuned because something BIG is coming up!!!

Hello.. hello!!

Hello my loves, it has been more than a month since my last post. A lot has happened and I couldn't share most of it to you guys that is why I'm on hiatus. But I'm optimistic that things would go accordingly that is why I'll make it up to all of you big time.

So, before anything else I'd like to congratulate again Ms. Liee Lozano for winning my Birthday Giveaway 2014. Yehey! I'm so excited for you and your special someone. :) They have already chosen dates to stay and enjoy their staycation. :)
To those who joined but didn't win, don't worry because there will be another amazing staycation giveaway in store for you. So stay tuned!

Musings of Life's mystery..

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No matter how challenging life is, we often stare into the horizon and wonder its beauty and mystery. Why things happen for a reason, why the ones we want we can't have, why God surprises us in ways we can't explain. These are some questions that come across our minds because there is that mystery that surrounds us. We don't know why it happens to us or to most people. But we still believe that some higher power is over us, guiding us to where we are supposed to go. In spite of all the hardships and trials we have to go through day-in and day-out.

Someone told me that life is never easy and it is almost always not fair, but come to think about it, maybe God has this plan why we need to undergo all those things (whether good or bad) that has been happening to us. I'm babbling about these things not because I turned 32 years old yesterday but because I came to ponder on life's mystery.

I can't imagine how people who have caused you so much hurt and pain are the ones who are in denial doubt that they didn't do anything to you or to others. I'm amazed how they do it! Does one's conscience still exist? Or has it turned to be an App now?

Birthday Revelation 03: Shoes

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Today is my birthday!!! And with all the things happening around me, I really need a breather…..wusaaaaaa!! Actually, my form of breather a.k.a. stress reliever are either new shoes and tons of new books. Hahaha

Although, since I lack decent shoes nowadays (thanks to my now size 10 feet after giving birth, yikes!!), I really need to get myself a new pair or two of new shoes!!! Gaaaaahhh… Who wants to shop with me? :)