Monday, January 26, 2015

Thrown Together

January 24, 2015
Photographer: AJL
Sweater: Forever 21 || Black dress: Forever 21 || Boots: Dr. Martens || Necklace: gift
It feels so satisfying and thrilling to be able to get dolled up after being sick and gross for a week and a half. Looking and feeling like a zombie for so long made dressing up so much more fun. And I'm back to fashion posts! I got all dolled up for a friend's sweet sixteen. Read the rest of this post for more outfit details (Thanks Kuya, a.k.a. 'Lil AJ' for finally decent, fashion-blog-worthy photos)!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fifth Annual Secret Santa

January 10, 2015
Photo credits: M.M.

Flannel: thrifted || Boyfriend jeans: Hollister || Shoes: Dr. Martens || Necklace: Nordstrom Rack || Watch: Fossil

My last Secret Santa exchange for the Christmas 2014 season finally occurred last weekend with my old high school bunch. We travelled to SF, explored the city, hung out together, then explored the city some more. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Joyous Journeys: Disneyland

December 28-29, 2014
"The happiest place-", yeah you get it. It's rare when I go to Disneyland and can still remember most of the experience. I don't know if this, my interest and analytical views of films, or my sociology class on pop culture, ruined the "magic". Either way, Disneyland is still fun with the right people, and can provide different experiences at different moments in life. I actually let go and rode rides when I typically just sit back and watch or experience exhibits and shows. Read on to satisfy your Disney-cravings. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Joyous Journeys: Las Vegas

December 26-28, 2014
Sweater: Mom's || Coat: Forever 21 || Jeans: Levi's || Shoes: Dr. Martens
Photo credits: A.B.

The day after Christmas, it was time for my family to head out on our five-day road trip traveling across California to Las Vegas, then Disneyland, and lastly Hollywood. The rest of the photos (as you click to read on) don't make sense unless you were actually there. So I guess, enjoy them as individual photographs, or if you so choose, as an eclectic whole collection. Enjoy~

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Joyous Journeys: Soda Springs

December 25, 2014
Photo credits: A.B.

"I'm, dreaming of a White Christmas"...

I celebrated my first Christmas in the snow with my family visiting from the Philippines. It was a fun journey, but short-lived because they couldn't handle the cold for much longer. We still had a fun experience together, and having family together on this holiday was incredible for me. Read on for more photos of my snowy ventures!

Joyous Journeys: SF with the Pamilya

December 23, 2014

Photo credits: A.B.


Check out my SF adventures with family during my winter vacation! These travel posts will be more photography-centric rather than focused on my outfits. After taking a photography class last quarter, I feel this need to share my non-outfit photos. I feel it helps me improve if I know my work will be shared to the public. Enjoy ^_^

Monday, January 5, 2015

Kicking off Winter Break 2014

My new "manatea" tea infuser from my housemate secret santa gift exchange ^_^

This winter break was quite chaotic, full of traveling and sightseeing to tour my family visiting from the Philippines. But my "first" unofficial week of winter break (most of my final exams were take-home tests, so I was able to go home a week early) was just chilling at home and hanging with friends before I went off on my road trip. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

BrandBacker: Culinary Grade Organic Matcha - Green Tea Powder


Recently I received Kiss Me Organic's Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder. I've always heard wonderful benefits from matcha green tea, such as boosting metabolism and improving skin health, and since I love trying out new tea products, I knew this would be a great opportunity to review this product. Read on to see how I thought of it, and how I made this Organic Matcha Green Tea Latte! 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

BrandBacker: InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Serum


I recently received InstaNatural's Youth Express Eye Serum to review, so check out the rest of the blog post for more information!

BrandBacker: InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Eye Gel and Vitamin C Facial Toner


Check out the rest of the blog post to see my review on InstaNatural's Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Eye Gel, and Vitamin C Facial Toner.