Makeup Cleanup

In an attempt to live up to the less is more mantra I have decided to get rid of most of my makeup. Alas, I’m left with the pieces I really do love and use.

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I moved my makeup to a new place as well. Ikea’s Godmorgon is perfect for makeup organisation. For makeup brushes, I put some on pen holders from Ikea.

Next goal: hit that elusive pan!

What Brides Should Know

Things I’ve learned throughout the planning process of our wedding and on the day itself. I’m grateful to have met my fellow February brides from Weddings @ Work. I’ve learned so much from our interaction.

Your bridal gown

Understand your body type and realise that photos of wedding gowns on the web feature tall and slim models. It will not look the same on you. I suggest trying out different types of gown before deciding.

Don’t be blinded by the name of the gown or the price tag it came with. You should always check if the style of the designer you want is actually in line with your style. I mean, don’t go for a designer famous for intricate beadings when you yourself don’t want that.

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Lyrics: Time Traveler by The Likes of Us

This is my best attempt at cracking down the lyrics of this song. Please add a comment if you found a mistake.

In a blink of eye I became all right
Seems I’m on the mend, I’m in love again
You appeared in flash or a beautiful crash
Doesn’t matter, no, as long as you don’t go, oh

I don’t care where you came from
I don’t care where you’ve been
I’m loving this old fashioned love we’re in

It’s like you went back in time, back to the start
And stitched up the pieces of my heart
And I can’t remember ever ever feeling blue
Time traveler you

Every beat in my chest, You erased the rest
Loving me removed everyone but you
No I can not recall anyone else at all
Any smile or kiss, just your perfect lips

And I don’t care where you came from
I don’t care where you’ve been
I’m loving this old fashioned love we’re in

It’s like you went back in time, back to the start
And stitched up the pieces of my heart
And I can’t remember ever ever feeling blue
Time traveler

You know what you’ve done
Stopped the moon and the sun
You made my world stand still
And moved my soul until

I can’t remember any time
That I had hurt, That I had cried
You wipe the tears coming from my eyes
You wiped away the lonely nights
You made me whole, You showed me through
For you’re so clever, you’re so smooth
My sensational time traveler you

It’s like you went back in time, back to the start
And stitched up the pieces of my heart
And I can’t remember ever ever feeling blue
Time traveler you

If you didn’t know yet, this was the song of our wedding SDE.

The Japan Honeymoon Trip Haul

We went to Japan for our honeymoon (or post-nuptial trip as I like to call it). O to the M to the G! I freaking loved it. Can I stay in Japan forever? Or at least go there once a year? You know, just to satiate my thirst for tax free shopping. And I need to go back just to eat as many Katsudon as I can. (I will save the food experience for another post)

Hakuhodo Brushes

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Comparing the prices from their US website and in Japan, I decided to buy a couple of brushes. I probably won’t buy new ones because I really do have enough makeup brushes. I bought these from the ShinQs Hickarie at Shibuya. They didn’t have the complete range so I just picked these two at random. I didn’t know which one to buy but I didn’t want to get the more expensive ones.

And oh, I need to mention how soft spoken Japanese salesladies were. It’s too distracting sometimes because it’s like their whispering.

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The Skin Maintenance

Last year I battled against really bad skin due to a medical condition. I stopped buying different skin care products because of it. Now I no longer research on new facial cleansers or moisturizer. Or should I say I can no longer rely on good reviews online because my skin can break out if  I don’t follow my routine.

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So here’s another update on my daily skin care routine. The routine is completely different from before because I switched to a new derma. My skin has been really good except for the scars remaining.

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Review: The Venues

Preps at Ascott Makati

Not a hotel but a serviced residence. It’s more affordable and they weren’t strict about bringing in food and having a lot of guests in the units. I strongly suggest to get Ascott for your wedding preps. Let go of the grand staircase because that’s outdated anyway. You can still take grand photos sans the staircase.

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Review: Wedding Program Essentials

On the Day Coordination by Events by Thoffy

We didn’t get stress during the wedding because of Thoffy and his team. The day went smoothly according to plan. Ate Tess who was assigned to me was super helpful. I endorsed all payments and other props for the wedding to them in the morning.  They even bought the chips to be served during cocktail hour for us. If you’re not getting a wedding planner, at least get them for on the day coordination. They’re worth it!

Darlene Tan-Salazar

I received praises for Darlene from our guests. She made our program entertaining and not dragging. Even though we booked her as an emcee, she did so much more. Her posts on Facebook are very helpful for couples planning to get married. And she’s always there to answer queries kahit hindi related sa reception program.

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Review: Female Entourage Dresses

Female Entourage Infinity Dresses by Zalby

I learned about Zalby through Weddings at Work (W@W, an online community of Filipina brides). I made up my mind early on to get infinity dresses for my entourage. I wanted my entourage to have the option to wear whatever the style they want without going over budget.

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