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The Recipe for an Awesome Crafty Weekend

by macy
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Posted in Candy, Get Inspired |

Spent the weekend down South for some art, good food, and quality time with the family. If you’re looking to have an awesome crafty time this weekend, you must swing by Makiling Park in Ayala Alabang tomorrow to check out The Block Party!

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The weather was perfect for an afternoon outdoors.

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There were a lot of yummy food stalls to sample all day long. I loved the Porchetta Sandwich from Il Ponticello and this scoop Maltesers ice cream from Caramilk. But there are so many other tasty treats you can try especially if you’re planning to spend your whole Sunday here.

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If you’re into crafting, you’ll be sure to bump into some of your art idols there! Here I am with Mansy Abesamis of Hey Kessy and Mikko Sumulong of I Try DIY. There are also some demos and workshops you can join—just ask when you register at the entrance!

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Every spot was super Instagrammable and I couldn’t stop taking photos, really.

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Looks great, right? The best part about the Type Kita exhibit is that you can take these home! Just inquire at the registration if you want to purchase any of these works of art. I’m eying that Jamie Catt one with the two-cans (hehe), but I need to save up for it!

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See? Even my niece had a blast today!

The Block Party is till tomorrow from 10am – 8pm at Makiling Park in Ayala Alabang Village. Entrance is P50 and enters you in the raffle. Check their Instagram page @blockparty_ph for schedule of workshops within the day!

(Not) A Red Lip Classic Thing

by stephie
Friday, March 20th, 2015
Posted in Candy, Pretty Girl, Shopping Diaries |

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As much as I love a good red lipstick, I keep finding myself going back to my favorite sheer tinted balms over and over again. I guess it’s still my go-to because it goes well with any makeup look (or none at all), and is super easy to apply. My current favorite is this one from Fresh (thanks to Macy for buying this, because it kept haunting me for weeks!) and I love that it smells a bit sugary and lemony. I was actually hoping it would smell like roses because I love rose anything but this particular scent reminds me of summer and the beach. Good enough for me!

3 Things I Wish I’d Always Known About Beauty

by marla
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Posted in Candy, Pretty Girl |

One of the perks of being in your late twenties (I know that’s, like, ANCIENT to you but this is my life now, you guys) is that you finally, finally figure out what works for you and what doesn’t in terms of fashion and beauty. As my 30s draw nearer, I also come closer to finding my personal style, accepting that there are some things I just can’t and shouldn’t wear (or some things I can wear but I kinda hate, so I shouldn’t), and crafting a reliable beauty routine.

Of course, there some things I’m still learning about makeup, hair, and skincare to this day, and just this month I made three discoveries that made my life so much easier, making me wish I’d stumbled upon them years ago. But that’s okay—as with anything worth mastering, the process of learning is half the fun.

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1. That the right kind of primer does wonders for a greasy face. My face has always been on the oily side, and I was never a big believer in primers because they just didn’t seem to do the trick. But recently I tried Benefit’s Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer and it totally changed the game. Now I don’t have to blot until late afternoon, and I barely need to retouch. I even use it on its own, sans foundation, on lazy days.
2. That brownish-pink is the closest morena girls can come to nude lips, without looking sick or pale or like you’re auditioning for The Walking Dead. I’ve always been a fan of deeper shades because anything light just washes me out, but the MLBB look, when tailored to my skin tone, is a refreshing, easy change. If you’re sunkissed like me, Wet n Wild’s Megalast Lipstick in Spiked with Rum is your new best friend.
3. That shampoo bars are the bomb dot com! They’re really really really fun to use (imagine rubbing a bar of soap all over your head until you form a suds party!), last longer than liquid shampoos, and cleanse your hair more thoroughly, leaving it lighter, bouncier, and healthier. This one from LUSH cheekily called Honey, I Washed My Hair has a rich toffee scent that will have you sniffing your own locks all day.

What beauty discoveries have you made recently? Let’s swap notes! ;-)

xx,
Marla

One by One

by stephie
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Posted in Candy, Shopping Diaries |

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Hello my name is Steph and I’m a shoeaholic. Been loving the brand Melissa so much that this is already my 5th (eeeeeep) pair. I have no shame because they are super comfy, cute, and goes well with my laidback style. These polka dot ones from their latest collection called One by One are my current favorite because you can wear it interchangeably. You read that right, you can wear it on either left or right foot, which means you can create different combinations whenever you feel bored. I exchange the sides whenever I feel like it. Awesome, right? :)

Melissa is available at all Geleia stores nationwide.

One of my favorite writers, Ramna Safeer, posted about The Nice Thoughts Challenge on her blog recently. It seems like a piece of cake at first—say 5 nice things about yourself in public—but coming up with this list was actually so much harder than I thought. I guess we tend to focus on being kind to other people and affirming their worth and value that sometimes we forget to do the same for ourselves. If you agree that this should change, then this challenge is a great start.

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Here’s my list:
1. I’m a great travel buddy. I like all the researching and planning and will gladly do it for the group, but I’m also pretty spontaneous and low-maintenance. I’m a neat roommate, and I bring extra sunblock, and I won’t hog the shower.
2. I’ve been living alone for almost a decade, and I’m really proud of this fact because it means I’m independent and disciplined and in control… most of the time, at least.
3. On a good day, if you leave me alone with a cup of coffee and a cookie, I can write you a good poem in less than an hour.
4. I don’t fight dirty, and I rarely give up on people.
5. I’m becoming better at saying no when I need to, and saying yes when it counts.

I’d love to see your own list, so please please please take a few minutes to do this challenge—it’s pretty enlightening stuff. Have a good week ahead, Candy Girls!

xx,
Marla

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