Monday, November 21, 2011

Nail Color of the Week: Mocha Gold

This week it's Skin Food Nail Vita BR613, mocha gold according to the Internet, on my nails.

Nail Color of the Week

I initially wanted to use a mattifier to downplay the shine but decided to keep it the way it is at the last minute. Only applied two coats. Going on three will give it more dimension (naks!) and make it darker, I think.

Nail Color of the Week

My application skillz is still so Level 1. Sometimes they're uneven and messy that's why I always rely on good formulation of nail polishes so I wouldn't mess the application so much. Thank anitos for nail blogs, I learned that you can use a concealer brush dipped in nail polish remover to clean up the edges. As seen on these photos, obviously I haven't done that.

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Sally Hansen  Double Duty (as base only)
Skin Food Nail Vita BR613

Friday, November 18, 2011


This morning I glued myself on my work chair and thought of excuses why I shouldn't go to the possible chaos that is the Forever 21 Cebu opening. I was (still am, I think) bitter about SM letting go of Powerbooks, among other stores, to accommodate the retail store. Oh well, business is business. I also fed my brain with images of their LA sweatshop to justify I shouldn't go. But ah, I will soon. Next week. HOHO.

Then I got hungry and couldn't concentrate. I kept thinking of food. Japanese food. So, I invited (more like nagpacute) Ed for late lunch at Sumo Sam. He doesn't like Japanese food that much but he agreed. I'm spoiled.

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I ate chawanmushi, an egg custard dish, while waiting for the boy. I love taking photos of food (perhaps an annoying habit, yes) and seldom forget to. When I do forget, hunger is always the culprit. While chowing down the chawanmushi, I couldn't be bothered taking a photo of it anymore.

Sumo Sam
Spicy tuna salad - I love this!

Sumo Sam
Sizzling beef something which Ed liked very much

Sumo Sam
Vegetable kakiage - yum!

We also had fried gyoza but it came in late. Like, main-meal-almost-done-it's-time-for-dessert kind of late. Apparently, the person who took our order (who, I'm sure, WASN'T just an attendant) missed it. He didn't take notes and "memorized" the whole thing. He almost forgot my spicy tuna salad when he did the recap and then forgot the gyoza when the orders were punched in. Ed was so pissed he turned red HAHA. I had to bring up unrelated topics in an attempt to cool him down. Then there was a fly and a mosquito (I think) flying around our table. WTF haha. I just made a joke out of it while Ed holds his pissed off-ness. He told me we shouldn't to go back there anymore. We should've talked to the manager, really. I tweeted Sumo Sam and they apologized for it. It was my first time at their Ayala Cebu branch and I'd love to go back. With improved service and hygiene, hopefully.


thrifted Nautica men's polo shirt
Forever 21 skirt

Sunday, November 6, 2011

350 Thrift

Haven't gone thrifting for maybe 2 months because when you go thrifting for almost every week, you end up with way too much clothes than you can wear. They add up, then you find out you haven't even washed the previous batch when new one comes in. Sometimes you even forget you've had them. So I had to pause. The past weeks I'd been thinking of thrifting again, even for just a top or two, but held back because I don't need more clothes anyway. But one afternoon when I was about to leave for the bank to pay for my eBay purchases, I had my sign:

Boy: Aren't you going thrifting, too? 
Me: I don't know. Maybe. I might. Why, do you want me to? 
Boy: Well, I just thought you haven't been thrifting for a while and I know you love to do it... 
Me: You want me to buy you shirts, no? 
Boy: *grins* Well yes, if you could find good ones.

Thus, thrifting ban lifted.
For Him:
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For Her:
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This is all worth Php350. I actually bought nine but because I'm disorganized and absent-minded as hell sometimes, I must've deleted the photo of the royal navy, long-sleeved sweater for him. And that grey sleeveless jacket is unisex *I think*, but looks like it's gonna be mine. Maybe I'd wear it when I go somewhere cold or snowy which isn't happening anytime soon. See the "I don't need it but I might need/use it soon" mentality? Anyway, maybe the most amazing find I've ever had is this blue MM6 Maison Martin Margiela dress for Php50 (a little more than a dollar). Crazy.

x, Roan