Hi-ho! It’s nearly Christmas already and I am beyooooond excited for this time of the year. So you see, I made a ‘mood board’ courtesy of Polyvore! Oh how come I found this amazing site just now? I mean it is like a digital collage where you can copy-paste everything fit in your ‘peg’ or ‘inspiration’ - plus it’s fuss-free, environment-friendly and very accessible! I hope you guys can try it yourself! They also have a ‘HOME’ section where you can design your house with furniture. How cool is that, right? So anyway, I’ll keep it short and simple and wish you all the happiness during this joyful season!
And oh, this is my inspiration for this season because I have been talking a whole lot about buying pastel jeans! I already got my grey crop top from Just G. and I’m still looking for the perfect/cheap-yet-amazing pants and bedazzled flats! I will be re-using my favorite vintage sling bag (which somehow looks like the bag above) and my Casio Vintage Watch. My nails will be sort of in the girly side as well~ One thing I love about Christmas is fashion!
Just recently, I have been obsessing over a few beauty items. I am not endorsing these but I swear by the products!
#1 : GR501 Polish from The Face Shop (Php 95)
Emeged. I have been trying to find this shade for a long while and I felt super happy because the morning before this beauty haul I was talking with bb Mau about how I can’t seem to find this exact shade! :) Oh destiny. I’m eyeing another shade which is sort of pastel violet. Maybe I’ll get it this Christmas Break for the holidays! ;)
But anyway, notice my nails? Haha, I sort of finally achieved my dream nails because I changed the shape to semi-square from oval! Click here for comparison! Now let me talk you into switching shape if you’re still oval. You see, it was very difficult for me to have my nails long and maintain it because mine is weaker than the normal. They would literally peel or be cut by itself! That seems weird and freaky and so it became one of my biggest frustrations and I don’t know if there’s a remedy for it. So just this start of the semester, I went to Let’s Face It Salon to have it ‘legitly’ done! Aaaaand tadaaaa, I am beyond happy and satisfied! In the mall lot, they offer the cheapest mani-ped for only Php 250 + 20 if you want imported polish which is very student-budget friendly. Nail-a-holics do the same job for Php 520 + 40 for imported polish while California Nail and Day Spa comes in second at Php 400 + 30 for imported polish! I usually have my nails done via home service every Saturday whenever my mother is free but since they went to Leyte this time due to the terrible disaster and I am itching to switch, I had it done outside instead!
#2 : Lovely Me:Ex Nail Polish Remover (Php 95)
So while trying out the shades in the store, I had to remove them after and asked for a pump of polish remover and… asjdhfdkfmdl! My golly the scent was just… wonderful… and it was one of my favorite scents in the world… berry. THE NAIL POLISH REMOVER IS BERRY SCENTED. Just had to buy it, end of story. :))) Then there was a happy child now very eager to have her polish removed every time.
#3 : Love Spell Victoria’s Secret Lotion (Php ~500)
I was raised a Victoria’s Secret fragrance user, specifically, a LOVE SPELL user. But then in high school, a friend told me that I smell like an old lady because I was using VS and his mom also uses VS. So I stopped using it and opted for local brands like Bench’s So In Love - oh boy, me in high school smells just that. But since I am now in college and there seems to be an over flowing VS supply at home (I don’t know why) I resumed my inner penchant for everything VS (plus Bath and Body Works!)
#4 : Tresemme Conditioner (Php 320)
After finishing the 2 boxes of Sunsilk Treatment in Gold that I got from UP BIOMAS events’ last year, which totaled to 24 tubs, I now move on and checked out new brands! I have been curious about Tresemme so I decided to give it a try and… assdedkfjdlfjdl, I am very much satisfied! IT MAKES YOUR HAIR REALLY REALLY SOFT AND IT SMELLS GOOD! I definitely recommend it for people with frizzy hair although they do not come in any other size but this 660ml bottle! But it’s worth it :)
#5 : Raspberry Ripple Framboise Gourmande Bath & Shower Gel from The Body Shop (Php ~300-400)
I have a berry hang-over! It feels so legit! See it’s about to be finished when I only started using this for last week! But the scent is very irresistible that I am now using this even for swimming class! In swimming class, I prefer shower gels because they are fuss-free compared with bar soaps! Anyway, it is very easy to rinse even if it gets really slippery and foamy! And and and, I found a body butter that goes with this! Waaaah, definitely in my Christmas wishlist!
#6 : Baby Skin Pore Eraser from Maybelline (Php 299)
No judgments please. This is actually an impulse buy because I was roaming in Rob the other day checking out make-up counters and I saw this! I instantly fell in love with it. How shall I describe what it does to my face? Well, you apply a teeny-tiny amount and then spread it in your face. It actually doesn’t matter if you use a mirror since it is clear. It doesn’t have any color that’s why it’s really amazing how the skin can look good instantly. And if you touch your face… you can definitely say it’s baby soft! Now, I want to make a separate review of this when I finish the tube!
Anyway, that’s it for my beauty haul 2!!! Speaking of beauty, I have to sleep already since we have an event for tomorrow! BIOLYMPICS!!! I am pretty much thrilled already but don’t get me wrong… I AM NOT JOINING! I guess I am the least athletic person in the world though I love swimming, dancing, hiking and running! Anyway, my life right now is shady due to different matters. But that’s a different story.
Anyway, if I were you I’ll put these stuff in my Christmas Wishlist! haha :D
Good times with grade school barkada! :)
Just hanging out and catching up on life. Things should be really like this. Carefree and as if problems do not exist. It was also nice seeing Pat again! :))) Though the time wasn’t enough! Sooo I’m planning on meeting up with her again! ;) I am excited!
I first entertained the idea of joining this group due to boredom. Breaks are quite longer than the usual; drama series and lengthy novels are finished just in the first two weeks. What could possibly go wrong if I come to school every day during the enrollment period and help out with all the hassle?
And just like that I gained my second family. I gained true friends. I learned a lot of things and became stronger in dealing with people.
It doesn’t feel like it’s been already two years since I began to be an RVC. It doesn’t feel like I’ve been in 7 enrollments and dealt with almost the whole college body. It doesn’t feel like I’ve answered a lot of out-of-this-world questions. And it doesn’t feel like it’s time to leave.
But truth is, letting go is the next step for me. I’ve been attached, yes, but I know there’s a next chapter for me. Something like this, probably even greater. And I am ready to start all over again. Make some new friends. Gain another family.
I’ll probably use the things I’ve learned, heck, I’ll use everything I learned! I’ll make sure to nurture myself even more and at the end of the day, I’ll smile and think again of everything. Of every story that led me to where I am.
Cheesy and sentimental are two words that best describe a part of me. To everyone in this org who made the past years extra exciting and fun, thank you, thank you!
To my batch mates (SS 2011-2012), I’m still betting that we are the best batch ever. From early morning kwentuhan to lunch time games up until late afternoon rants, thank you for being a part of my life. Thank you for making me feel that I have brother and sisters. To the batches ahead us, thanks for warmly welcoming us. For helping us when we are in doubt of ourselves. For letting us learn the value of patience and the magic of a smile.
Remember our very own Chug? :)
Todo costume pa tayo noon plus umaapaw talaga ang pagkain!
Halos complete tayong batch mates o!
Continue the Bio tradition of excellence and service! :)))
To the next RVCs, please don’t ever bail. It might seem to be the most tedious org but you’ll definitely learn a lot of things. You’ll definitely grow. You’ll meet the most awesome people and you’ll be awesome altogether despite the difference in interests and courses. At the end of your stay in UPM, you can say that you’ve gained a family.
Remember to always keep your cool. It might be tempting to scold students who do not follow the rules but you’re there to make their lives easier and the flow smoother. Smile because malay mo, ma-UPM Files ka. I kid but I always believe that the world will be a better place if every one smiles.
Be patient. To your co-volunteers, to the administration, and to the students. And most of all, use your head all the time.
We may be parting very soon but remember that you guys will always hold a special place in my heart. At times, we might have not talked but for sure kilala ko kayo… :) And if we meet again, never hesitate to say hello for there’ll always be something we can talk about (plus, hindi ako snob pero malabo mata ko! I might not be seeing you clearly…). ;) *Virtual hug* na lang to everyone >:)< I’ll definitely miss you.
Post Script: Thanks for the Best Assistant Award Newbies!!! Haha, didn’t expect it! Sobrang kalerkeyy lang talaga ni Kuyang nagpahawak ng food niya sa akin while enrolling but of course, we’re always happy to serve! :D
Photos courtesy of Dan Limlingan, Marielle Atienza et moi :)
Post Post Script
Sa mga nag-After Chug nung friday ito lang ang masasabi ko: SECRETS MAKE US CLOSE… TSAKA ALWAYS GRAB CHANCES! ;)
Christmas is definitely just around the corner!!! Today was actually the first day of the last semester as an undergraduate student (boohoo but yeah!!! - uhm, mixed emotions that is; sorry that may have been weird for you guys! lol) and
luckily sadly, my first period (7-freaking-am!) was free because the professor didn’t show up! Then the department of Biology also had a faculty meeting so my last class for the day was also cancelled! Anyway, since I’ve recently attended the St. Luke’s College of Medicine Open House last Saturday, I now want to see all the schools I intend to apply to! So my good friend Chicko and I decided to go to Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila to have a quick tour! I’ll blog more on this soon… but to end the day I decided to fill out my medical app forms in Starbucks near my place and finally try the BUTTERBEER they formulated just like in Harry Potter!!! And golly it was so yummmmmy!
Recipe for Butter Beer (since some baristas don’t know how to prepare it yet)
- Creme Frappuccino base
- Don’t skimp on the fat by asking for skim milk or 2% milk as whole milk is required for the right consistency
- Add 3 pumps of caramel syrup
- Add 3 pumps of toffee nut syrup
- Top with caramel drizzle
So technically I am happy kid right now (and a very satisfied Potterhead). Then, the barista offered me a shot of the Christmas drink Peppermint which is also good! I might order a grande of this next time I stop by Starbucks to get another sticker for my card for the planner (which I know I’ll never get since it requires 18 drinks!).
I am so excited for Christmas 2013 and the peppermint just added to the excitement a little bit more!!!