Go Local: Ellana Cosmetics.

Continuing on with my search for local makeup, I decided to try Ellana Cosmetics. They’ve been in the market for a long time, I think, are cruelty-free, and have a range that consists mostly of mineral products. Just a note though: their products are up there in terms of price. I purchased four products from…

June notes: the list.

There’s this Youtuber that I love, Marzia, and she does this video on her channel where she notes down three things she wants to do at by the end of the month, and throughout the month and the end she would give an update of what she was able to do. I think this is…

Updates (again).

Wow. I can’t believe we’re nearly halfway done with 2018, time flies by really fast, doesn’t it? I know I’ve been pretty MIA these past two months, a lot has been happening, and I’m trying to get back to a good balance where I’m able to live and work and write at the same time….

Exhausted again.

Hey! I was supposed to post the next installment of my #GoLocal series, but I haven’t quite finished it yet so it should come tomorrow instead. In the meantime though, I wanted to ask you a question: How do you deal with exhaustion? I’m not talking about man-I-worked-out-so-hard kind of tired or wow-that-was-a-long-day kind of tired. I’m talking…

Go local: Careline.

Careline is one of those brands that I saw in stores for as long as I can remember. It’s one of the older brands in the Philippines and, under the Ever Bilena brand, it caters more to teenagers and young adults–as opposed to the latter whose audience is more widespread. In all the time I’ve…

Go local: Pink Sugar.

I like makeup. I don’t wear it everyday, but I get in moods where I spend some time gingerly putting some on–even when there’s no occasion and I’m just spending my day at home. I think that makeup is an easy way to express creativity, just one of those things that doesn’t need too much…

Take me back to the sea: Elyu.

I’m sitting here and going about the ups and downs of adult life, and also wanting to go back to the beach and take a break. I started to go back to my trip to La Union last year and thought I’d share some photos of the sea from back then. 😊 I didn’t post about the…

A lecture of a lifetime.

It’s been about two years since I stepped in a room with the sole purpose of learning. When I graduated in 2016, I didn’t think I would miss the mild to intense brain churning that comes with being in a lecture. I wasn’t avoiding it though of course (I’m always looking for learning opportunities), but…

Surf and Sea: Elyu Day 2.

This post is definitely long overdue. The last post about this trip was posted months ago. If you want to check that out, it’s right here. This is day two of our trip to La Union, spent mostly on the beach, but with some gems found in the city. Read on to find out more. 😊 The…

A new year, a new chance.

Hey! Happy new year! It’s been one helluva year, 2017. So much has happened all over the world, it’s kind of unreal. That said, 2018 has come upon us, and with this comes a new chance. A chance to be healthier, be more productive, be happier, be better. This is the time when people start…

Cali galleries: Mementos.

Throughout this trip, I collected some bits and pieces throughout the trip. As much as I love shirts and hoodies as souvenirs, I think that there’s something about small trinkets that just draws me to them. Looking at it now, I wasn’t able to get one from every stop, but regardless I think this collection…

Cali galleries: Balboa park.

Over a week later, and this adventure is coming to a close. If you want to check out the other installments of this series, you can check this post. We’re starting this off after lunch–with my stomach, heart, and soul being full with burger and fries. After we ate, we drove over to  we went…