After “Ligaw,” we’ve been getting requests to do videos on a more regular basis. Since we do everything ourselves with the help of friends, doing a video like this takes weeks of preparation, shooting and editing. But yes, a follow-up to “Ligaw” is in the works!
You know how much we love the Korean aesthetic of effortless adorability—be it fashion, beauty or interiors, it’s simple and charming and gets the job done in a way that makes you go, “That’s basic yet functional and pretty… why haven’t I tried that before?”
Neither of us have ever been to Seoul (at least physically)—but in the meantime, we’ve been on the lookout for little pockets of Korea wherever we are.
According to the owners, it’s called Sunday 2PM because it’s that time of the week when things are most relaxed and chill for most people. They gave the café this name to evoke that cozy feeling of being at home.
We just had to film the cutest stuff in Sunday 2PM for another video diary!
Evolution. Interesting how hair styling can easily transform one’s look, eh? But what if you don’t have the time or budget to hit the salon as often as you want? Here’s how to get a hair makeover… and even better, win a Samsung Galaxy SIII.
After going blonde and trying out all sorts of hair colors, we recently settled on darker, less shocking (and damaging) ones. It’s a good thing, too, for easier maintenance. We’ve been quite busy with non-blogging stuff lately that our last trip to the salon was weeks ago, during our visit to Korean hair and nail salon Secret B in Cebu. Because “Before” photos aren’t quite as fun, check out our little video diary above. Below are our resulting “After” looks, as well as shots of the salon.
In navy and maroon shades during our fashion blogging workshop for Myth boutique a few weeks ago, where we busted some myths (pun unintended) on blogging and bloggers.
The Power Plant boutique of Cole Haan became filled with pretty lights, good music, fun food and great company on October 25, the brand’s Fall/Winter Launch Party. Taking the spotlight was the Women’s LunarGrand Wingtip Collection.
Dark Brown Suede/Orange, Navy Suede/Topaz and Gull Grey Suede/Volt. Everyone loves their brogues for sleek style and comfort, but these ones are simply as far out as their name.
Also in LunarGrand Wingtips were two very familiar girls: models Julia Sniegowski and Helena Belmonte.
Click the poster to watch our latest video, “Ligaw.” Filipino title means “courtship” while the Korean title means “love at first sight,” giving you an idea what the video is all about. And now, we’re giving you a chance to take home something from “Ligaw,” aside fromkiligand happy feelings! Prizes in store:
Metallurgy “Puzzle Love” necklace. Photo by Tricia Gosingtian. Made of hypoallergenic surgical steel (won’t irritate acidic skin, won’t rust or get scratched easily). We didn’t get to show this in the final cut of the video anymore, but these are what’s inside the boxes in the ending.
Love-a-lot couple outfits. Photo by Richard Romero. While other shops carry his-and-hers couple shirts, only Me&U offers couple outfits that are actually stylish enough to be worn individually, like this shirt and dress.
Love-a-lot “Love’s Coming” iPhone cases. This is a new collection in the Me&U stores, and the winning couple will be one of the first ones to have it! Here’s how to join:
Beauty is in the eyes… and the eyebrows. Here’s how to look perfectly polished even with minimal makeup, plus win these SUESH eye makeup goodies.
Photo from my Instagram @shailagarde. If you’ve been following this tutorial series, you’ll notice that I’m sticking to one look, which is the natural-looking, fresh-faced makeup. It’s a makeup-for-newbies tutorial after all, and what we’re trying to achieve for you is picture-perfect makeup that you can do on your own. For first-time readers, welcome! Click here for Lesson 1 and here for Lesson 2. And as always, there’s a giveaway at the end of this how-to!
Photo from my Instagram @shailagarde. This is my usual makeup: natural-looking, fresh and dewy. I take inspiration from Korean models and actresses who always look like they just woke up after eight hours of sleep filled with wonderful dreams! Haha. There’s one thing about it that I don’t quite agree with, however—that to achieve the natural look, you have to cover up your face with layers upon layers of (usually pricey) makeup. My approach to it is pretty simple and straightforward, and definitely won’t hurt your budget.
Chemistry outfits, SM Accessories wristband and hairband, Digitalism iPhone cases. Photos by Shai’s mom. The three of us spent the rainy-sunny afternoon at our favorite Moon Leaf branch, drinking in conversations along with Hakka and Jasmine milk teas and playing games on our phones. Gotta love our matching cases! That they come in blue and pink and form a heart together just sealed the deal. ♥ We hope your weekend was just as wonderful!
How sweet it is to be loved by you ♪ ♫
June is fast approaching, but we’re not ready for summer to be over just yet! Wearing bright happy colors (mostly on our hair!) for today’s agenda: the Superb by SuperSale Bazaar and Philippine Fashion Week.
Chemistry striped yellow shirt, SM Accessories, Bench jeans, Keds. Hype this on Lookbook here. I have a feeling this Chemistry shirt will become one of the items I go for on lazy days. It’s comfy and simple yet it’s striking enough because of the color and the yellow-on-yellow stripes.
"Blue-haired freak" Special Effects hair color from Funky Streaks. I’ve always wanted to try blue hair, but not just the spray-on ones. Good thing we found out about this cool online shop because not only does it carry a lot of different hair colors you can choose from, but Jane the owner also took the time to explain everything we needed to know before we colored our hair. I love how my blue hair turned out!
Chemistry floral harem playsuit, SM Accessories, Keds. Hype this on Lookbook here. There’s nothing comfier than sneakers when you have to manage a bazaar booth without any staff or helpers! At the same time, this cute Chemistry playsuit keeps the outfit from being too casual or boring—I love how the floral top is garterized to hug the upper torso, striking a balance with the comfy loose fit of the harem pants.
"Red passion" Manic Panic hair color from Funky Streaks. Like Seph, I’ve always wanted to try pink hair! Until now, bright red is the farthest I’ve gone with hair color. There were a couple of steps we had to take before we could achieve the exact shade we wanted, and even then, the hair color would change a bit after a few shampoos. But it’s worth it! Experimenting and getting different results is part of what makes DIY so fun.
View our Chictopia blog entry here! What do you think of our hair colors? We’re not so worried about them looking a bit too “extreme” because they’re semi-permanent, which means we can always change hair colors as quickly as we can change our minds. We’ll share the whole process in a separate blog entry sometime soon. Also, please keep sending in your questions about fashion, beauty, grooming or relationships! We do get them, we’re just going to be answering them by batch. Happy weekend, everyone!