Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Forgive me FASHION for I have sinned.
I'm a self-confessed shopaholic for 27 years now!
Who doesn't want to look fab right?
As a fashion blogger, my OOTDs need to be nailing it.
Stop, look & stare.
Yes, with the right outfit, all eyes will definitely be on you.
Fashion is my effortless statement of saying who and what my personality is
I just love fitting in while still stylishly standing out.
Mall hopping is fun, but sometimes time and traffic are my biggest enemies.
So lately, I end up staying home, surfing the internet just to amuse myself.
And to my surprise, I discovered Sammydress,
 An online shopping site I instantly got obsessed with. 

These are my top 5 Sammydress picks for this BER month season:

Fashionable Backless Lace Spliced Maxi Dress

I just love the sexy back look, without revealing too much.

Lace Applique Bodycon Dress

 Red & lace are always perfect to wear in any occasion. It's an instant head-turner.

Jumpsuits are very elegant. The print is simply a classic!

Off-shoulders add a touch of sophistication to one's OOTD. The criss-cross is a win!

Rhinestone Layered Artificial Leather Bracelet Watch

Watches are the perfect accessory to compliment an OOTD.
You'll definitely shine bright with this unique rhinestone gold watch.

Sharing my style has always been my passion.
Oh, I just love dressing up for every occasion.
And now that BER month season has arrived,
It's time to dress up and welcome this season with a playful vibe!
Oh, Sammydress is my newest fashion addiction.
I just can't help, but be mesmerized by this A-list online shopping website.
Trust me, this site has got a style for every occasion,
There's definitely something for every kind of girl!

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Monday, September 26, 2016


Rain, rain, go away.
Come again another day.
Oh, Little Miss Sunshine wants to play.
Let's hear what she gotta say!

Top | People Are People
Shoes | Glifeed (Japan)
Before we finally welcome the sweater weather,
Allow me to say goodbye to the warmth of summer.
For now, less brights, less pastels, less revealing OOTDs.
Hope I've got you hooked with my Little Miss Sunshine look!

Image taken from www.thisismykea.com

So why am I called Little Miss Sunshine right now?
It boils down to my 3-point A-lister tips:

Yes, you too, can stand out no matter where you are, fellow A-lister!
Don't be afraid to stand out. You are what you wear. It's the simplest statement you can make. Dress to impress? Dress to confess? Dress for success? Yes, dressing up plays a big role in determining what's in store for you and how well you can be treated. People say I inspire them with my vibrant fashion sense. And I love it when I naturally radiate a positive yet charming vibe. Oh, wanting to look good and presentable is never a sin! Choose to wear something bright, something light or just accessorize and you'll be an eye-catching sight.


Don't be afraid to speak up. Support initiatives close to your heart. I am for Renewables. I am for Clean Energy. Don't you just find how the sun rise and how the sun sets truly inspiring? The sun, it's abundant, it's free, it's the most certain thing there is every day! Yes, Solar Energy, no doubt is a game changer in the Philippines. And I'm proud that ATN Holdings, with its subsidiary ATN Philippines Solar Energy Group, Inc., is continuously promoting Solar Energy, as a generator of clean energy via the sun. If solar is not your type of investment, there are other corporations listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange which support other renewables like wind, hydro, biomass and more.   Let's go green and create a scene worthy to be seen, shall we?!
I've always had a cheerful and bright disposition in life. Don't you just agree that happiness attracts happiness while sadness caves in sadness? So no matter how cliche it sounds, a smile will always be your best accessory. Who would want to talk to someone who always pouts, right? A smile can be so inviting, so alluring, so inspiring that it can simply warm a person's heart in more ways than you can imagine. Let happiness be contagious because sometimes, something as simple as a smile on your face can make or break a person's day! Be positive because no problem is ever solved with a negative perspective.
So how do you like my Little Miss Sunshine OOTD?
Hope I've beamed a smile on that pretty face of yours too!
Smile 'cause it'll make you walk that mile.
Image taken from mrmen.wikia.com
'Til my next post.


Sunday, August 14, 2016


'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Who cares?!
 When I'm cast away @ Balesin Isand!
Seriously, if I could get stranded in an island, you’d know where to find me.
Yes, I must confess: Balesin made me sin!
"How?", you may ask.
Oh,  I’ve been a cam whore, a drama queen & a lazy fat pig all at the same time & place.
700 photos in 3 days?! 
Yes, you heard that right.
Oh, what can I do when every nook & corner is just perfect for a photo shoot.
May my travel post inspire you too to have an adventure in this beautiful island someday.
Allow me to take you in a magical carpet ride overlooking Balesin Island.
Unbelievable sights.
Indescribable feelings.
Every turn a surprise.
It’s a Whole New World in this island!
Balesin is just a 20-minute plane ride from Metro Manila, departing from Alphaland Hangar.
Believe me when I say that this 500-hectare island is paradise!
It’s nothing you ever imagined---you'll be enchanted.

Our adventure to this exclusive island couldn't have been possible if it weren't for my friend!
Thanks for the special privilege pass to set foot in this strictly for members only island.
Believe it or not, you’d actually feel like you've rented the entire beach resort all for yourself.

So to give you an idea, a turbo prop aircraft will take you to the breathtaking destination.
It'll approximately costs Php8,000 per person.

While an overnight stay in a villa good for 4 approximately costs Php24,000 a night. 
We stayed at Phuket village, which is located in the southern part of Balesin Island.
Our villa had an outdoor deck overlooking the beach front.
You may ask what's so special with Balesin aside from its exclusivity and privacy?
Well, this island can boast of its 7 themed villages & 7 authentic cuisines.
Oh, you bet the inner pig in me cannot be contained at all!

Filipino. Indonesian. Thai. Greek. French. Spanish. Italian.
Whatever cuisine you're craving for, they're bound not to disappoint.
Each place never fails to impress and make you gush over something so picturesque.

And who would have thought that you can see 7 wonders in just 1 island?

Why spend on several plane tickets when you can just spend on 1?! 

Feast your eyes with the best of:
Balesin, Bali, Phuket, Mykonos, St. Tropez, Costa del Sol and Toscana

Of course, what's a beach without basking in the sun, sand and pristine waters, right?
So girls & boys, let's come out and play!

Oh, excuse my flabby beach body, 

I just can't stand leaving this island without a memory of this view. 
All I can say is 'Wow! I'm seriously not dreaming."

Thanks to Leevan and his GoPro, our beach pictures turned out to be spectacular!
Yes, burn, burn, burn baby.
Please don't burn our skin, just focus on burning our fats, okay?
If sunbathing ain’t your thing, don’t worry, there's various activities to keep you busy.
From archery, fishing, rock climbing, paint ball, scuba diving, tennis, wakeboarding, airsoft, boxing, yoga, ballroom dancing, karaoke to mahjong. Yes, it's a long long list alright!
But if you just want a soothing massage, they'll definitely pamper you the Balesin Way!

Part of my bucket list is to go horse riding by the beach.

Yes, I just love drama you see! 

Definitely worth my Php896 for 30mins of grand entrance & exit!
Exploring the island on horse-back  is something I’d recommend aside from having great pictures! I’m pretty amazed that the horses Krista & I rode were the exact horses Heart Evangelista & Chiz Escudero rode in Balesin for their Wedding shoot. How cool is that!
Thank God my bestie and I just chose a pony only ‘cause from how I saw it,
 they actually looked like a full grown horse alright! Aaaah!
 I was a bit worried that the horse might suddenly go loco by the beach.
Good thing, I was able to control it and toughen up for the experience.

I also tried paddle boarding & fell a couple of times.

Kayaking was fun too, but rowing under the scorching sun required much effort too.
Oh, felt like I was in a gym session toning my triceps.
Too bad, no photos for these adventures,
Can’t risk drowning my phone and losing amazing Balesin photos.

After all our indoor and outdoor activities, 

We couldn't help bond over wine and cheese, 

Outsmarting each other over board games, 
And not to mention scaring each other out with ghost stories.
Exploring the island is so convenient!
You can just call or inform any staff member in Balesin where you’re off to,
And lo and behold, a golf cart / jeepney will take care of you in a few minutes.
Definitely hassle and worry free!
We all hope that someday, you too, can set foot in this island.
'Cause we bring home smiles on our faces with relaxation painted over.

Pictures may paint a thousand words, but memories last a lifetime.
And this is one of those special memories with amazing friends that I’ll forever keep.
This is just the kind of hypnosis I’d willingly fall for over and over again. 
Truth be told, I’d love to have my Pre-nup shoot here if I’m getting married anytime soon. 
No words can fully explain the magic I’ve felt in my 3-day weekend getaway.
Yes, I'd be willing to get stranded in this island any time any day.
You bet no amount of pictures can ever give justice to the splendor of this place.
I'll leave this place for now with the thought that I'll be back.
Oh, I just can't wait to be scene-zoned @ Balesin once again.

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