Online Shopping : Where To Buy Foot Wears

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Online shopping is my new thing! I started to love it since last year and aside from convenience, I like how I find a wide range of selection when shopping online. I get to have more options of designs, colors and of course I get to know more brands both local and international.

One of the stuff I buy online are foot wears. Since summer is fast approaching here in Philippines, I plan to buy sandals next month not just intended for the season but also for my upcoming travel.

When choosing foot wears, I prefer flat shoes and sandals for my daily use. I am after with being comfortable rather than wearing those physically appealing shoes/sandal yet feeling unhappy with the length of heels or maybe the fit. I am also an on the go kind of person. I’m a great commuter as well thus wearing flats is a win!

This time I’m still on the process of choosing which to buy and I’ve been browsing ZALORA Ph because they have a lot of designs which are really affordable. Yay! I’m excited to have one.

Are you also planning to buy one like me? For comfortable sandals, you can check out ZALORA Philippines.

Enjoy shopping guys!

 

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Bucketlist #71 : Blue Green Hair Dye

Hi guys! let me first start this with the why before the how.

Well basically, it’s a part of my bucketlist. It’s what I wanted to try to. I choose blue-green simply because it’s my kind of shades (e.g. teal blue, turquoise, mint green and the like).  It was a major decision when I dye my hair considering that I’m a full-time corporate staff. Although it’s not stated in our company policy but I am well aware that it’s kind of informal. Thus, it took me months before finally deciding to cross this bucketlist . Also, I did a lot of research first on how and what brand to use since I am sure that when I am finally decided to go for it, I’ll be doing it at home. Yes! This is a DIY project! Included in my discernment was how to hide it in the office! Haha!

Pls. be informed that I am not a hair color expert or professional. This is purely just risk! I actually prepared myself having a short hair if in case the dye won’t end up good.

Products used :

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> Monea Hair Bleach Powder & 9% Monea Oxidizer (for bleaching) – bought this at NCCC Mall Davao Cosmetics Dept.

> Green A+ FCVA Propaganda Marketing Direto & 9% Bremod Developer (1st coat) – bought this at DCLA Plaza Davao

> Atomic Turquoise Manic Panic N.Y.C. (2nd coat) – bought this online through Rainbow Head

 

Step 1 : Layering

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Layered hair helps in having an illusion of length and volume by cutting the tips of the top layer shorter. Your hair color will also be emphasized when you got a layered hair. I know I have a bad hair. That’s why I decided to dye it in an ombre style so by the time I want to change my hair color, I can keep the roots and just cut the lower part which I think is really dry already.

Step 2 : Bleaching

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Mix the Monea Hair Bleach Powder & 9% Monea Oxidize. Apply it to the lower section of your hair and wait until the desired lightness is achieved. Mine was for 45 minutes and I opted to bleach just the half of the length of my hair. Once done, wash your hair and let it to dry for the next step.

Step 3 : First coating

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Mix the Green A+ FCVA Propaganda Marketing Direto & 9% Bremod Developer. When applying, do not include all the bleached part. In my case, I leave at least 2 inches of the bleached section in the center part to have a color transition effect.

The first coating lasted for just 15 minutes then I washed my hair and let it dry. Then voila! I got this green hair.

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The product I used has no reviews online (Green A+ FCVA Propaganda Marketing Direto) so if you can find other brand of green hair color, I suggest you better try others. This product has a very bad smell. That’s why it only lasted for 15 minutes because it was too hot when I tried to touch the mixture.  Seems it can burn your hair.

Step 4 : Second coating

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This is highly recommended guys! Manic Panic N.Y.C. is an international renowned hair color. It makes your hair healthier, the smell is not strong and is really effective.

Put it to the lower part of your hair and wait until desired hair color is achieved. Mine was for 2 hours and below is the result.

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I’m really happy with the result! I did this last August 2015 and up until now I am enjoying its fashion impact every night and rest days only.

During weekdays, I go to work in a formal hair bun plus hair net to cover the color. I don’t complain waking up early to blow dry my hair since this is what I want. I only remove the bun when I’m at home or after work but I make sure that I am not wearing my company uniform and ID.

Thanks everyone for reading!

PS :

I’m a super-duper fan of. Ms. Yeng Constantino Asuncion and did you know that after 3 days of dyeing my hair, she posted this on her instagram account and I was like, owww! Are we soul sisters? yeyy!

That thing called coincidence :

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Aztec Print

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I have been attracted to aztec prints since late 2012 but also very indecisive on what to pair with it. The details are very Filipino and Davaoeño that I don’t wanna take away in the overall look. So I’ve come up with a V neck white top for a laid back yet effortlessly cool look to match my aztec print skirt. Guess you can never be wrong of having a white top in your closet. Also wore a studded oxford shoes plus clubmaster shades and accessories and voilá lazy laid back yet chic get up is achieved!

Wore this last year on my travel to Caticlan, Boracay 🙂

New Look: Ombré Hair

Ever since I was a kid I have always been particular with how my hair should look, how it is to be styled or coiffured, the cut and the color. I remember during high school days when I always say to my friends that black and long straight hair is always and will never be out of trend. So I wanted it that way and it lasted until college. But with the changes I am experiencing this year, I think I became braver to try out things I don’t usually do before like coloring my hair. Last year was my first time to try coloring it and it ended up me, my sister and friends loving the effect and result of it.

This time, its also coloring but it’s more of what I call “risking”. Its something new and different for me, it’s ombré hair! This post is for all of you who are sending some messages and comments on my facebook account asking about this new hair of mine. I am proud to say that this is a DIY (Do It Yourself) process. So bear with me because I am not professional in hair coloring, but let me say that I have spent almost 2 months of researching and watching videos and asking about this. So I hope I did it right.

What does ombré mean?
According to Merriam Webster Dictionary,
adjective:
having colors or tones that shade into each other — used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark

Why DIY?
I risk for DIY because the prices from the Salon I ask online ranges from 3,000php to 3,500php and I don’t have enough budget for that big amount. To others, who has enough budget, I suggest you try those Salon who do ombré because they have waxing treatment so your hair won’t get dry fast. But to those who don’t have enough budget like me, you risk! hahaha

Products used:

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> Hortaleza Hair Bleach Powder
– available in all hbc store
> D.R. Hortaleza Oxidizing Cream (12%)
– also available in D.R. Hortaleza branches. Mine was bought in Manila and I’m not sure if they have branches outside Luzon.

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> Monea Hair Bleach Powder
– available in all NCCC (Davao) health and beauty aid department. I got two bleaching powder and oxidizer because one sachet of hortaleza bleaching powder and oxidizer we’re not enough with my long and thick hair. I am not sure if its healthy to use different brands but then again, it’s all about risking. hehe
> Monea Oxidizing Cream (9%)
– also available in all NCCC (Davao) health and beauty aid department

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> Epsa Hair Coloring (Intense Coffee Brown)
> Epsa Oxidizing Solution

Things to prepare:

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> Hair Coloring Brush
> Hair Color Plastic Container
> Gloves
> Foil
> Scissors

Process:

STEP 1:

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Cut your hair in your desired length and style. For me ombré effect would be emphasized if you have long layered hair. So I ask my sister to just trim it and to create a 2 layered effect, I sectioned my hair horizontally and cut the upper layer shorter than the lower one.

STEP 2:

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Mix the bleaching powder and its oxidizer. One sachet of bleaching powder is to one bottle of oxidizer. Apply it to the desired part of hair. Since I want a 3 shade effect of ombré (from Dark brown to medium light brown to lighter brown) be sure you calculate the time needed in each part of your hair. Bleaching powder is use to lighten your hair, so the longest the bleaching powder stays in your hair the lightest the effect. I think the tip part of my hair was bleached for almost one hour, the medium brown was 45 minutes and the dark brown was 30 minutes. To save time, you bleached first the lowest part of hair and cover it with foil so you can start with the center part then the upper one. Foil is use to avoid the sectioned part of hair mixed with other section. After the desired color is achieved with the upper shade, remove the foil and wash it first. And just the same with the second shade, if desired color has been achieved, remove also the foil and wash it. The lower part should be the last one to be uncovered and washed since it should be bleached the longest to achieved the lightest effect. When desired shade is achieved, dry your hair.

STEP 3:

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Until I finally achieved this:

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I so love the effect and I always take pride with DIY stuffs I have. Some where surprised with my new look because it was quite attractive to some of my friends since its not common with us and some were also surprise since they know me as a girl with long straight black hair 🙂 but then again, changes and transitions are happening these past few months and I think it’s part of me becoming mature:)

So how do you find my DIY OMBRE HAIR?

P.S. 1- A waxing treatment and intense conditioning is advised after ombreing your hair, since the bleach will surely make your hair dry.

P.S. 2 – I know this is out of the season look but I risk for this just because I feel like August is my my summer (wink) I’ll be posting it soon!

P.S. 3 – Special thanks to my sister for the assistance:)

P.S. 4 – all photos above are the original shots and none were edited:)

Confirmed by Laureen Uy

And finally I can now post this! haha maybe your wonderin’ why but seriously I was trying to create a very nice blog post for this beautiful girl I look up to. Ideally I want this blog to be written perfectly but it seemed like almost a month ago has passed and I can’t gather all those pretty words I want to say. You know that I am far from being a good one when it comes to grammar. So bear with me ‘coz I’ll just go with my thoughts of how I exactly felt when it happened. I’ll try…

Just a few months ago when I started to follow her on instagram. I only knew her as sister of the fashion designer Liz Uy, as Amethyst of the teleserye My Binondo Girl and nothing else. Later then I know that she’s into fashion as well just like her sister and it all started there. I find her style simple and yet very attractive. Since then, I kept on reading her blog post even the old ones at http://www.breakmystyle.com. Excite and amaze are what I feel everytime I received an update about her outfit, fashion advices and all. I am referring to Ms. Laureen Uy.

Two months later when I saw an advertisement in a mall that she’s visiting Davao and voilà I feel like its not everyday you get to see your idol so when I read that it’s a meet and greet event I was too confident to join in their online contest. The mechanics was just to tag a photo on instagram showing ur OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) and if you will be chosen, you’ll get a gate pass for the meet and greet event. Unfortunately, I was not selected but not a big deal for me because it was an initial plan already to watch the event just to see her personally even without getting up close to her. Lucky me that I was scheduled to join the Office Etiquette Training on the same day of the event because I know it won’t take so long and we’re allowed to leave early from work as long as the training ends:)

Dated July 19, 2013 the event entitled Lookbook Live held in SM Lanang Davao started 6:00pm and during that time I was still in the jeepney feeling so annoyed with the heavy traffic. I arrived at the venue around 6:30pm and still lucky to catch the event. The fashion show was on going that time showcasing the models designed by David Guison and Laureen Mae Uy. A few minutes after, Ms. Laureen Uy showed up and I was so happy to actually see her and hear her talk live.
The fashion show wasn’t that too long and as soon as it ended the host announced that those who got there passess may start to fall in line near the stage. So I just feel like, it’s fine because I already saw her but what got me the luckiest girl that time was when the host followed up another announcement saying that others who don’t have gate pass can still fall in line for the meet and greet. I feel like having a super power speed that time only to realize I was already third from the first one falling in line hahaha.

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(photo above is owned by Ms. Laureen Uy)

You know that feeling when you just can’t talk continuously and all I want to do is to hug and kiss (beso) the one you look up to. I grabbed that moment to told Ms. Lau that I am also into fashion and I like to dress up but it’s all cheap finds fashion like ukay-ukay. What really touches was her response saying “Okay lang ‘yon”. Those three words meant a lot and to make it more clearer to you all in Filipino “tagos sa puso” talaga ‘yon. It was actually a confirmation for me to go on and how dressing up can help you express yourself. Hearing it straight from one of the Philiipine’s top fashion blogger means so much to me. Natulala lang ako and for the second time I then hug her and took a picture with her then exit. (Medyo nahiya na rin ako sa mga nakapila pa hehe)

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What happened during that night didn’t end up just there. The next day, I sent her an email telling her how much what she said meant to me and can you believe it she replied. Again , CONFIRMING me:) she said “Hi there! Thanks so much for sendin’ me an email pa- oo naman, you can still dress fashionably kahit hindi mahal gamit mo, just keep experimenting 🙂 Take care!” and then I melted😅

I could say that our personal and online conversation was a landmark:) Before I thought that fashion is just for rich people or for super stars only. Maybe because of those expensive and branded clothes they wore. After what Ms. Lau said, I feel like I want to know more of me and it seems like fashion is one way of helping me through it. According to Ms. Lau, “dress up wisely”, so I take into consideration this one:) I’d like to thank Ms. Lau for being so nice and approachable. Continue to inspire people like me and stay simply beautiful.

P.S. 1: Maybe I was’nt able to met my goal in making this post awesome but really, I am definitely inspired and so thankful.

P.S. 2: Just a fan girl:)

DIY Ombré Shorts

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from an old unused jeans to a cute fashionable Ombré shorts. I’m loving this one because I just spent 24php for the Venus Dye that I use. Isn’t it too cheap compared to ready to wear ombré shorts I see in the departmentstore which cost 400php-800php. 🙂

#thumbsup!