Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 21 Weeks

Hi! Here's my weekly pregnancy update. I would like to remember this special time, so I'm documenting it! I turn a new week every Friday, so I'm trying to do these posts during the middle of the week. Here's the first ever pregnancy update, and you can find all the pregnancy updates in this tag.

21 weeks!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pregnancy Update: The First Trimester to Mid-Second Trimester

Hi! I am finally 20 weeks today! This is a major a milestone, because it's the halfway mark! It feels like it's been a million years since I found out I'm pregnant, and yet also super fast at the same time. Like I said in my life update, I would like to document this special time in my life, so here's my first pregnancy update! I wasn't able to do it before now because I haven't been well, but now that I'm feeling somewhat better, I can start doing it. Fair warning though -- this is going to be a long post because I'll be recapping all of my pregnancy journey so far. Here goes...

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Happy Planner 2016-2017: Sugar & Type

Today I got some happy mail, and it's a really good one! This is the 2016-2017 18-month Happy Planner by Me & My Big Ideas. It starts from July 2016 all the way up to December 2017. I also ordered the Hello Magnetic Page Clips to go with it, and everything's too pretty for words.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Going Natural Part 2: Bath and Body

One of my last posts was about my move to natural beauty products. I started off with makeup, and today, I'll be talking about bath and body stuff. Like I mentioned in my last Life Update, I'm currently pregnant, which made me switch to things that don't have too many chemicals in them just to limit what goes into my body at this point in time. Here go the deets!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Life Update: We're Expecting!

The Force just got a little stronger in our family. Coming soon... in a galaxy not so far away.

Yes, my husband and I are expecting our first baby! I'm currently 17 weeks (4 months and 1 week). It's a very exciting and special time for us, and though we finally announced it a week ago, I figured I should also document it here on my blog.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Going Natural Part 1: Makeup

Hello there! Yes, I'm alive. I just haven't been blogging because of circumstances beyond my control, but I'll save that for another post. For now, I'm going to try to take this one step at a time and get back into the swing of things.

So what have I been up to lately? Obsessions-wise, I've been into a ton of things as usual, but I thought I'd start with makeup. I've recently made the move to start using only natural products. It's been quite the adjustment, to be honest -- I can't just go for any makeup that catches my fancy anymore. I've also found that a lot of natural products have very herbal or very floral flavors and scents, and I'm a citrus and musk kind of girl. I'm not sure this will last forever, considering I have yet to become completely comfortable with this, but for now, I feel that it's the healthier choice for me. This is mainly because at the moment, I'm trying to limit contact with chemicals as much as possible.

Now, this the first time I've consciously tried to find natural products. I've been haunting the beauty aisles the past months, taking note of what's out there. I noticed that a lot of them are pretty pricey, and I've decided that for now, while I'm still trying things out, I won't be splurging much until I've done my research, and until I've gotten to know what I like and what I don't like. I think it's also important to note that I know about greenwashing, but there aren't a ton of natural products available in the Philippines, so for now, I'm just going with the most natural products I can find. Not all of them are 100% natural or organic, but I feel that they're at least better ingredients-wise than regular cosmetics.

I'm also trying not to put on too much makeup these days, so I just went for the bare essentials. A little powder on my skin, a little color on my face, and I'm good to go. I might still have to find me some BB cream, and maybe an eyebrow pencil. Here's a rundown of my current arsenal of natural makeup.

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Starbucks x Moleskine Planner: My 2016 Work Planner

TGIF! The first work week of the year has just ended, so it only seemed appropriate for me to post about my 2016 work planner -- the Starbucks x Moleskine Planner.

Last year, I used the Starbucks Planner as my work planner. This year, I'm doing the same. I didn't plan on it (pun not intended, heh), but ever since I started collecting this planner I always wished Starbucks would collaborate with Moleskine. This is the year that it finally happened, and I couldn't resist. I had to get it.