I AM VERY BUSY: My ban.do Agenda

31 July 2017

How? How could it be August tomorrow already? Before long Christmas songs will be blasting all over the city again, so we have to make sure we're taking the time to pause every once in a while.

Work is more forgiving now that there are more of us in the team. It's still a stressful industry, but I breathe more easily these days. Hah. My free times are dedicated to spending quality time with family, friends, my boyfriend and his family, and my hobbies: reading, watching movies, writing, and journalling. 

My Le Petit Prince Weekly Diary/ Planner Moleskine has served me well but when I saw this particular ban.do Agenda, I KNEW I HAD TO HAVE IT. Yes, the intensity was real.


It has a matte laminated hard cover in PINK with holographic letters. How can I say no to that?? I couldn't, and I didn't, and now I have it. It's perfect. ♥
we’re gonna let you in on a little secret: the 2017–2018 ban.do agenda is not just your average planner. oh no! it’s also an art gallery, a cheerleader, a top secret document, a personal assistant, and a best friend. this one’s our classic agenda in i am very busy. it’s got handy year, month, and week views, tons of notes pages, color-coded tabs, stickers (a lot), cool art from our cool friends, weekend to-dos, compliments, a neat poster, and just so much more. it’s pretty much the agenda of your dreams. From ban.do's website
It's so pretty I'm heart eyes emoji! If this Agenda's any indication, the rest of 2017 and all of 2018 will be bright and bold and colorful for sure.


And look! Stickers! Two sheets of stickers are included, but because I'm me and I'm sticker-happy, I printed a bunch of planner printables and stickers using my Canon PIXMA E470!

Review: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

30 July 2017

It's National Lipstick Day on my side of the globe but here I am reviewing mascara. LOL.

Ain't nobody got time for mascara if you're like me who wears glasses all the time but I apply it occasionally - when there's a special event or when I'm in the mood just because. The tube I reach out to the most is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. I've liked it since the first time I got it last year, and I appreciate that Maybelline sent me a new tube to replenish my stash!


The Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara promises buildable volume and length with each stroke, and I can attest that it makes good on that promise.

They say that aside from the formula of the mascara itself, its effectivity also depends on the brush. I'm not well-versed on the intricacies of mascara brushes, but Lash Sensational's is built with a unique and separating brush that opens up your lashes to reveal layers upon layers.


What I like about the Lash Sensational is that you can layer it on to build as much length and volume as you want to create a lash look fit for any occasion. No need for multiple mascaras that can only deliver either length or volume! Lash Sensational has it all! And the best part? You can say goodbye to clumpy lashes- zero mess, zero clumps guaranteed!

My Avon Panty Store Picks

25 July 2017

I love shopping for new underwear. At the risk of being TMI, I prefer matching my undies. There are several other factors to consider, like the material of my outerwear (gotta make sure there are no visible panty lines), occasion (cotton undies for casual days and long haul travels, dainty lace or microfiber for special events), and fit (because who likes wearing ill-fitted underwear, right?)

Underwear shopping can be a very daunting task for some, especially for girls who juggle multiple activities on a day-to-day basis. Going from one shop to another in a frenzy in search of panties for that body fitting dress I'm wearing to a special event happening in less than a week can get crazy, and spending hours looking for panties that I can wear all day long during the summer months or during workout sessions (not that they happen frequently, heh) can get daunting. So I'm thrilled to receive this gift from the Avon Panty Store!

As the no. 1 Intimate Apparel brand, Avon Fashions offers the widest variety of panty collections through the Avon Panty Store. From classic silhouettes made of 100% cotton to nude semi-seamless pieces and fun printed panties, Avon Fashions is making it easier for Filipinas to find all the intimate pieces they need in one place.

Looove these yummy prints and colors! ♥

The Penshoppe DNMLab DIY Bar is back!

24 July 2017

One of my favorite events last year was the Penshoppe Denimlab DIY Bar where we had the chance to customize our Penshoppe Denims with paints and patches. This year, Penshoppe brought it back on a much BIGGER scale --- by adding more styling stations where you can have your Penshoppe Denims customized!

Dressed in a Penshoppe Denim Jumper and top for #PenshoppeDNMLabDIYBar!
From today until Wednesday, July 26, you can go to Glorietta Activity Center Palm Drive and purchase the freshest Penshoppe Denim drops and have them customized however which way you want!


You can start with a clean slate...

(Photo from Penshoppe)
and let your imagination roam free while going through the different styling stations available!

You can distress your denims, or customize them with paint splatters, hand-drawn paintings by Archie Geotina, Mara Reyes, and KITA, silkscreen prints, studs, patches, or pins!

Althea Korea turns 2!

09 July 2017

Guess who's turning two.



There are a lot of online shops distributing Korean beauty and skincare products locally but I find myself browsing Althea Korea more often because it's more updated and the expansive range and variety plus huge discounts can't be beat! Since they ship from Korea straight to your delivery address, it's like bringing home a piece of Korea each time, heh. These, as well as the cool deals they regularly offer, are why I've remained a loyal and happy customer since I first ordered two years ago.

Now to celebrate their birthday this month, they're shipping awesome limited edition birthday boxes with every order, until supplies last!

Here's a closer look at how I decorated my Althea Korea cake box with the birthday DIY kit!


How do you like it? I am positively giddy because teal-pink is my favorite color combination! ♥

Now let's take a peek at what's inside!

My Canon PIXMA E470

03 July 2017

Electricity courses through my fingers as I type this because I'm so excited about my new art companion: the Canon PIXMA E470! I had some free time last week that afforded me to check out the Canon PIXMA event and I'm so glad I did because I took a new printer home. ♥

Ladies and gents, I'd like you to meet my new art companion:


Canon recently announced the PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 and E470 as the newest additions to their line of Ink Efficient All-In-One printers. These are the latest printers equipped with low-cost, high yield ink cartridges to ensure affordable cost of operation. It has a scanner and copier too so you don't have to purchase those separately!

Here are some out-of-the-box photos as well as samples of my first print jobs.

What a beaut.
I was very intimidated at first because I didn't have the slightest idea on how to set up a printer (or any hardware, for that matter). It made me miss my Kuya even more because he used to do it for me. I was ready to just give up and wait for my boyfriend to help me, but I rolled up my sleeves and turned to the manual.