Thursday, May 20, 2010

Procrastinating with a tag - Getting to Know Each Other!

I should be catching up on work, but instead, I'm procrastinating by doing this tag ;)  Saw this recently on a number of blogs I'm following.
  • Create a New Blog Post
  • Paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your title as "Getting to Know Each Other!" 
  • Tag as many people as you like :) 
  • Don't forget to link the person who has given you the award
  • Contact the bloggers to let them know they've been tagged
1. What time did you get up this morning?   Around 9:30 AM
2. How do you like your steak?   I rarely eat steak, but I like it well done.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?   Avatar.  Hehe.
4. What is your favorite TV show?   Glee, Fringe, Lost, Supernatural, Merlin.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?   Somewhere colder.  It's too hot here.
6. What did you have for breakfast?   I had brunch- chicken nuggets and eggs.
7. What is your favorite cuisine?   Japanese.
8. What foods do you dislike?  Crab and shrimp.

9. Favorite place to eat?   Pepper Lunch, Racks, pretty much anywhere.
10. Favorite dressing?   Vinaigrette.
11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?   A Ford Lynx (my dad's).
12. What are your favorite clothes?   Jeans + breezy top or an easy-to-wear dress.
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?  Baguio!
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?   Half full!
15. Where would you want to retire?   Maybe in Baguio, hehe.
16. Favorite time of day? Nighttime
17. Where were you born?  Manila
18. What is your favorite sport to watch?   Tennis, Poker, Pool, Gymnastics.
19. Who do you think will not tag you back?   I don't know
20. Person you expect to tag you back first?   ???
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?   Everyone
22. Bird watcher?   Um,yes?
23. Are you a morning person or a night person?   Night person, trying to be a morning person.
24. Do you have any pets?   Yes we have 3 dogs and a cat. :)
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?  Stayed tune for my possibly new online shop?
26. What did you want to be when you were little?   A scientist
27. What is your best childhood memory?   Christmases!
28. Are you a cat or dog person?  Dog person
29. Are you married?   Yes
30. Always wear your seat belt?   Often
31. Been in a car accident?   Yes, when I was a kid.
32. Any pet peeves?  Prejudice and closed-mindedness.
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?  Pineapple
34. Favorite Flower?  White Calla Lillies
35. Favorite ice cream?   Chocolate!
36. Favorite fast food restaurant?   Jollibee or KFC, I love my chicken.
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?   I didn't even take a driver's test to get my license. Haha.
38. From whom did you get your last email?   From a forum member.
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?  Zara
40. Do anything spontaneous lately?  Sadly, no.
41. Like your job?  Part-time working stay-at-home mom, yes.
42. Broccoli?   Love it!
43. What was your favorite vacation?   After my wedding, with hubby.
44. Last person you went out to dinner with?  Family.
45. What are you listening to right now?   Nothing.
46. What is your favorite color?   Pink and Black.
47. How many tattoos do you have?  None. But I want one.
48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?   Anyone who wants to take it.
49. What time did you finish this quiz?   5:16 PM.
50. Coffee drinker?   Yes.

Maybe next week when our house helper comes back from vacation, I can come up with an actual blog post.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ukay-ukay finds :)

I've always enjoyed unearthing unique, pretty clothing for cheap at ukay-ukays (local thrift stores that sell clothing, shoes, and purses).  When I became a mom though, I began to dress mostly, if not purely, for comfort.  Lately, I've been trying to find my own style again, as well as trying to figure out what'll suit my body type.  So I took the time to visit the ukays again.  Click the photos to enlarge!

 This dress feels cool and easy.  I just put on some flip-flops and I'm done.  I like the cute 'dress' print too :)  I'm not crazy about the puffed sleeves, but I realized that it keeps the dress from looking too casual.  It's white but looks a bit yellow here because of the afternoon sun.

Here's the cute print.

I heart this long top.  The grey cardigan is sewn in with the pretty, blue floral blouse, and the fit on me is very relaxed.  It's kinda sheer, and I like how light the blouse feels.  

I love light grey and heather greys.  Light, breathable fabric again.  I can't bear wearing anything clingy or remotely heavy in this sweltering hot weather.  I like too that it disguises my belly flab and kinda hugs the boobs area, hehe.  It looks a bit askew here, but doesn't, irl.

Cool, this looks like a sepia photo!  I've had this dainty floral dress for ages but only started wearing it recently.  I adore the vintagey, summery feel to it.♥  It was originally too long but I had it shortened to make it into a mini dress.  This is sheer, but the busy print prevents my undies from showing.  I wore it to the supermarket last night.

A close-up of the print.

I found some other stuff but they turned out to be too loose on me.  I'll be visiting the ukays again when I feel that itch for new clothes!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste

I wanted to get a new fragrance for myself and luckily was able to get Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste Eau de Toilette through a swap with Mina, done via a local forum. :)

Product description: Bvlgari presents a new floral fragrance inspired by the precious iridescence of the amethyst: The essence of Omnia Amethyste is as precious and delicate as the scent of iris and rose gardens caressed with the morning dew. Elegant and refined, Omnia Amethyste is dedicated to the young woman who expresses herself through an enveloping, yet fresh fragrance. 

I like the pretty purple color of the bottle.  The design is...different.  I find that I prefer more classic-looking packaging, and something with a cap on it.  Perfume spritzes out by pressing down on the top part of the bottle. It's okay but I don't bring it in my purse. 

When I received this and was unwrapping it from the careful packaging, I pressed too hard and accidentally sprayed some of the fragrance.  Sniffing the bottle, I thought, whew! That's a pretty strong scent. And the sweetness to it somewhat reminded me of Vera Wang Princess.  The following day I sprayed it on my wrist and it seemed vastly different.  I didn't find it strong at all, in fact, it was rather demure.  The scent lingers on for hours, but at times is a bit faint, and is always soft, never sharp or overpowering.

I do like trying scents that are complex, and unique, but most of the time, because of our hot climate, what I find myself wearing are light, summery fragrances.  Omnia Amethyste can be classified as one of the latter, and I find the sort of peppery note combined with the green note that it opens with refreshing, and the slightly powdery, vanillic sweetness of the middle notes very pleasant and yummy (well, I love vanilla).  The scent turns lightly woodsy and more floral as it dries down, and still retains some of its sweetness.

I've been wearing it often since it fits my current mellow, laid back mood.  I also like wearing it when I'm with my husband as to me it smells feminine, soft and pretty.   I am glad I swapped for this and I shall try the original Omnia, and the other flanker, Omnia Crystalline, within the next few days.
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