Sunday, July 24, 2011

We Only Say Goodbye With Words

{thrifted dress and shoes from eBay}

I'm incredible saddened by the news of Amy Winehouse's death. Despite her obvious talent, her bad choices and habits just keep getting the best of her. Despite alcohol, drugs and bad relationships, her songs remind us of her raw talent and brilliance. Yes, she was a junkie but a farking talented one. Too bad she couldn't fight her demons and didn't live any longer to continue her battles and win. RIP, Amy.

So tomorrow I fly to Manila to spend a week there. This ~vacation~ is planned entirely for the Incubus concert that I am so excited about. I absolutely enjoyed their Light Grenades concert 3 years ago so I don't doubt I'll be super stoked on this one! Aside from the concert, my friend Jini and I will be doing rounds in the metro (play tourist, meet up with blogger friends, etc.) and go on a gastronomic adventure during the weekend. Now, if only I could get started on packing...

x Roanjean

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Peter Pan in Siam

Photos from 2 weeks ago (I think?). Wore my thrifted peter pan-collared shirt dress, ate the usual Thai shiznit.

Featuring ze pokpok hot pink nails

Hello, Peter Pan

Pad Thai


Yellow curry

Vanille macarons
An unflattering photo of Vanille's macarons

Rainy Thursday,

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nail Color of the Week: Haley's Comet

I was in a not-so-pleasant mood the later part of the week because of some issue at work which made me want to shop-splurge and lust on expensive nail polishes. I went to Rustan's and held back a good amount of desire to get a bottle or two of those Orly's, OPI's and SPArituals.

I removed my deep purple nail color with this beige-pink one from The Face Shop which only lasted a day because it was horrible. I didn't like the color on me and I made some disastrous application. So I went to Hollywood Nails yesterday and had a proper manicure, my first proper manicure. Chose Hailey's Comet from ORLY Cosmic FX Collection.

ORLY Cosmic FX Haley's Comet

Orly Hailey's Comet

I love the aqua-blue-green thingamajig going on in it.

Orly Haley's Comet

Reminds me of under-the-sea and Christmas balls.

Orly Haley's Comet

I celebrated its awesomeness with Japanese food. I was so happy I wanted to do cartwheels except that I couldn't do cartwheels and was stuffing myself with yummy kaitai maguro sushi.

Comets on nails,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Nail Color of the Week: Deep Purple

Before I finally painted my nails purple, I had this mango shake color which I only wore for a day. The quality's so bad (it's from the brand Klik, which is super cheap, because I didn't know better) so I had to replace it right away.

mango shake

So, I have this now: (Sorry for the poor polish application because I'm a noob like that.)

nail color of the week

etude house nail polish
Etude House PP903

I've been ogling Pam Pastor's blog, Polish Police, since yesterday. I can't help it.

Deep purple for my birthday,

Sunday, July 3, 2011

NCOTW: Shimmery Gold and Hot Pink

shimmery gold
Week 1: Shimmery Gold (I heart this so much I couldn't stop staring at it)

hot pink
Week 2: Pokpok Hot Pink

nail colors
The Face Shop's GL111 and Skinfood's PK202

I have to admit I'm in this nail color phase and honestly I just started painting my fingernails last month. I do the applications myself and they're messy I swear. Anyway, I just thought I'd like to document it here while this odd phase lasts.

*NCOTW - Nail Color of the Week

Have happy and colorful nails,

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Furious Rose by Shop Yapi

Furious Rose by Shop Yapi

Furious Rose, with your opiate eyes,
your languorous hum, that tone of surprise.
I've heard energy in adversity
Your smile, the soul of witchery.
You're not running away,
you're not running - are you?
- Furious Rose, Lisa Loeb
Furious Rose by Shop Yapi
Furious Rose by Shop Yapi

You love the roses - so do I. I wish
The sky would rain down roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush. Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on. They would fall as light
As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be
Like sleeping and like waking, all at once!
- Rose, George Eliot
Furious Rose by Shop Yapi
Furious Rose by Shop Yapi

Let's support for the 2nd time (and 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th...) Gizelle Faye's online store, Shop Yapi! I'm excited for her second collection, dubbed Furious Rose, because I personally like colors and prints and judging from this little sneak peek, there's gonna be a bunch of them. The official launch will be at 10:00pm so let's be shopping owls tonight!

Friday I'm in Love

Warning: Grainy photos again c/o a low mp camera phone!

Yesterday was Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon movie date. I incredibly enjoyed it. I couldn't even help letting out a few (okay, many) whoa's, ooh's and fff's on their visual effects. Awefreakingsome.

Then, late lunch at Oh, George! right after.

Transformers 3 tickets

Lasagna for Ed

Red curry for me. Curry na naman!

Finally, what I wore and my unbelievably chubbiness:

thrifted dress and bag, Parian shoes

Have a great weekend everyone!

Hello Rosie Huntington-Whiteley,