Oh look, a pun. But hey, it was either that or something like “sole searching.” Although it would still be quite appropriate—my sole search in the past few weeks was for the proverbial balance. Managing things on the job, putting in enough quality time for family and friends, and attending to some advocacies close to heart, in light of the tragedy that has befallen Bohol and Cebu.
I’m happy for this recent succession of national holidays where people could just take a break from it all and just be comfortable. It’s a good thing the weather has been cooperative for the most part, too. Neither too sunny nor too wet for an outdoor stroll, and with just the right amount of breeze in the air to take in nearby sceneries.
Miss Sixty sheer dress worn as a top, Marithe+Francois Girbaud skinny jeans.
Victoria’s Secret worn underneath because this dress is so short, sheer and body-hugging it might as well be a summer cover-up.
Pulseras by Kim “Love Chic” heart padlock and key pendants. It’s always a delight when shops send gifts, but even sweeter when they actually send them personalized!
SM Accessories leopard-printed quilt shoulder bag and XOXO leopard-printed heart cocktail ring, because this is the print that just won’t go out of fashion. Nude gel manicure and plum gel pedicure courtesy of St. Nails in Makati.
I’ve had my eye on this particular pair after seeing them on display in SM Megamall a few weeks ago. Unless it’s to the beach, I’m not into wearing typical rubber or plastic flip-flops for days when I want me feet and toes to take a break from closed shoes. I like slipping into understatedly nice footwear that I can walk and drive more comfortably in, and these Birkenstocks certainly fit the bill.
The love month is here! As always, we were looking for little ways to spend Valentines together and be able to share what we find with you guys. How about an organic nail pampering session for you and your special someone?
Reposting a tutorial vid I made way back. Animal print is a trend that never goes away!
Bows, bouquets, braids—pile on the sweetness, why not? Whenever I can’t help but do so, I usually have to inject some edge in it, hence the animal print on the shoes.
My mom took these photos outside our house in Pampanga last week while Seph had his own outfit shoot with his older sister in Tagaytay. My kid brother’s birthday falls on the same day as that of Seph’s mom’s, so of course, we spend it with our families. Even when we can’t be together for a shoot though, we share with each other what we plan to wear so that our outfit shots still make some sense when published.
Nothing too deliberate, really. We’re just lucky that we’re on the same wavelength about many things (and when we’re not, it’s usually because one has something to teach or learn from the other). See his version of this look here!
Just of those days when our planners are all filled in save for a couple of breaks. Feeling-paparazzi shot by Janine. Haha.
We decided to make use of our short free time to go to Nail It! salon in Katipunan to get our paws pampered. We’ve been hearing about how fast and pleasant the service is at Nail It! for a while now and we thought we’d check it out for ourselves.
The interiors are a clean purple and white, which coincidentally is one of our favorite color schemes. Seph’s bedroom is actually purple and white!
I opted for a mani-pedi with paraffin.
The warm paraffin and cotton gloves felt as comfy as a baby’s mittens that I actually fell asleep, after which my girls thought it would be funny to put floral shades on me and take a picture. (Okay, it is funny lol)
I want these “mittens” at home! Along with the paraffin, it does feel nice and soft on the hands.
Meanwhile, we didn’t really take a break from work. Mobile devices are both boon and bane, we find.
Shai: I was asked to choose from a variety of nail art and nail colors. But being a girl who’s constantly running errands and doing my own housework, fancy nails wouldn’t be practical. I chose this nude color called “Silk Stocking” by Orly. It’s a pastel barely-there shade that makes nails look simple and clean.
We were done in about half an hour, just in time for our next appointment. As refreshing as taking a power nap! Thanks, Nail It! We will definitely be back.
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Love Chic was invited to the ACLE (Alternative Classroom Learning Experience) of UP College of Engineering to talk “Styling for Different Body Types on a Budget” yesterday (thanks guys!) and this is what Shai wore.
These boots are divine. The five-inch heels enable Shai to actually feel as tall as Seph, but they’re as comfortable as sneakers—only a lot prettier!
Hype this on Lookbook here.
HELLO KITTY NAILS:
You’ll need a couple of hours, a lot of patience and an absolute love for Hello Kitty. Inspired by our lovely Tricia, whose most recent gift to Shai was a Hello Kitty mascara (but really, you should see her room with all the Kitty stuff in it!)
Done with nail dot pens and pink polish from The Face Shop, plus leftover yellow polish and stickers. If you’d like a tutorial, leave a Disqus comment below this post and tag @sephshai in your comment. If we get enough requests then yeah we’ll do a cute video :)
LEOPARD PRINT NAILS
Click here for the YouTube tutorial. Thanks to Gondo Girl artist Feanne for the request that inspired this first attempt at striped nail art. It wasn’t easy looking for the perfect ROYGBIV to go together, but super fun!
RINGS, BANGS AND NAIL POLISH:
Boredom often results in us cutting our own hair, hanging out at Burger King and playing with nail polish (yes, the nail job was a collaborative effort).
Shai just painted her nails in candy green, pink, purple, yellow and blue. No better way to happy things up!