Thursday, June 30, 2011

Confessions: My Current Obssession - Mulberry

I am one lazy blogger. No outfit post for today but I want to share with you my current obssession - Mulberry Bags. I don't own one but I dream of it every single night! That's how addicted I am of them. I am trying my very best to save up for the Alexa bag but was unsuccessful because I can't stop myself from buying clothes and shoes...poor me. :( Anyway, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the brand, Mulberry is an English brand based in the UK. Their bags have the signature mulberry tree etched on the hardwares of each bag. Oh how I covet thy bags!

 Even celebrities (alexa chung pictured above) can't get enough of this bag!

Notice to the Public:
All pictures posted here are not my own. If something here is your own and want to be credited or want me to take it down, feel free to message me. :)

Which bag haunts you? :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

DIY: Home Remedy for Acne Scars

I have been MIA for quite a while and I am still adapting to my new schedule with work and school going on. But hopefully, I will get to post more often from now on.

I know this is a week late post but anyway, I hope you're still interested in this one. This is going to be a really long post but I hope you read through the end. :)

I have always battled with acne ever since I was 12 years old. Yes, young as I was back then puberty was already striking me so bad. A decade after, I still have breakouts but on a lower intensity and I am left with those nasty acne marks. Acne marks fade on their own in time but in my experience 6 months to a year is far too long. I found this recipe on youtube due to my unending search on how to fade acne scars faster. I am very skeptical when it comes to going to the dermatologist and I have always believed that God created all the answers to our problems and that is through nature. Enough of the long intro and let's get cooking!

So here are the things that you'll need.
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 8 tablespoons of sugar, preferably white sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey
  • 3 tablespoons of Tea, preferably green tea
On a plastic bowl pour 1 tablespoon of apple cider vingar. I got mine at Healthy Options but I already forgot how much it was. This works by removing dead skin cells and restoring pH level of your skin to accumulate less bacteria.
Then add 3 tablespoons of cooled green tea. I have no idea where my mom got this tea but green tea is readily available at any local grocery store. Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties. Acne scars are inflammation on our skin and green tea helps to soothe and calm inflammation.
Add 5 tablespoons of sugar. Mix well. And then add 1 tablespoon of Honey. Sugar helps remove dead skin cells and restores a healthy glow on your face whereas, honey has anti-bacterial properties that help fight against bacteria that clogs up your pores.
Mix all the ingredients really well. Then add another 3 tablespoons of sugar. Mix, mix, mix! And tadahh! Your home made facial mask for acne scars. It smells like garabage though but it helped me lighten my acne scars after using ut 2-3 times a week in one month. You'll also notice a glow on your skin after using this. Apply this to your face, massage on your face for about 5 minutes then leave on for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
Mine looked brownish-blackish because I used Muscovado sugar instead of white sugar. You can use any type of sugar you want. After about a month's time of religiously using this, you will notice lightenin of those red marks. Yehey! :)

Ok, on to the next topic. As you may have noticed I changed the name of my blog and my url. There's nothing very special behind it, it's just that: 1.) I got tired of my old blog name. I always get tired of something so easily even my blog name. I don't know, I guess Im just inconsistent like that; and, 2.) Someone doesn't want me using the name jenny so I had to change everything in this blog associated with that name. This is a very private matter that I prefer not to disclose here. Sorry...:(

And lastly, I really wanted to do an outfit post again for the longest time now. And today I was able to take a shot of what I wore to school. It was hardly raining when I went out of the house but just when I was about to go home, rain won't go away. So here is what I wore for a rainy day here in the Philippines.

[Beanie: from Baguio | Dress: Jellybean | Tights: SM Department Store | Maryjanes: Just G.]

Personally, I prefer to wear tights and dresses/skirts/shorts even though it's raining. I am not a jeans person in general and I especially hate wearing them on rainy days. I don't like the thought of my hemline all dirty and wet and harboring bacteria and viruses. 

So here is my post again after being MIA for quite a while. Help me welcome myself back! :D

Monday, June 13, 2011

Style Me Famous: Vanessa Hudgens Inspired

I was supposed to upload this last friday but due to stressful circumstances, I had to postpone it to today.

I am in no way trying to look like Vanessa Hudgens. The looks posted below are just INSPIRED by her. And Pardon my messy hair, I just came home from a really stressful enrolment day.

Wouldn't it be nice to raid a celebrity's closet? Vanessa Hudgens would be on the top of my list of closets to raid. Come fashion emergencies I always look up to celebrities for inspiration. They are always fashionable without looking too trying hard. I like Vanessa Hudgens' edgy, chic, feminine style and here are three looks of her I was inspired by. By the way, all items I wore here are already in my closet and could also be present in yours. There's absolutely no need to buy new items.

Look #1: Chic, romantic white dress
I immediately fell in love with this one. Though it's a very simple look with just a plain white dress, belt, and heels she managed to look elegant and romantic. I think this look would be perfect for a lunch date. And here is my version...
[dress: Zara Basic | Wedges: Primadonna]

Since it is summer I chose to wear espadrille wedges, which I personally love. The dress is a very lightweight one much like what I can see in Vanessa's dress. A woven belt also spells S-U-M-M-E-R that goes well with the wedges.

Look #2: Edgy yet feminine
I personally think this is one of Vanessa's stylish moments. I love the feminine top, high waist skinny jeans, and the peep-toe heels are gorgeous! So here is my version...
[silk top: thrifted | skinny jeans: unbranded from the U.S | peep-toe heels: S.O. FAB]

I know my picture isn't nearly as photogenic as Vanessa's but oh well...The top is very feminine but if paired with black peep-toe booties and skinny jeans the look is turned from chic to rock. I opted to wear a light yellow top as I really don't like how I look in red. This is my favorite of the three looks I was inspired by.

Look #3: for night outs
I love zebra prints with pink accents. Though I'm not really a fan of animal print on clothes I think this one looked really chic. And here is my version...
[dress: Calvin Klein | heels:]
I would definitely wear this out on a dinner party with friends. I love how zebra prints and pink matches so well. By the way, these heels are the most comfortable heels I ever owned and they are proudly pinoy made. :) I added a belt to this look because I look like a box with zebra-print wrapper with the dress alone. 

I really look up to celebrities for fashion inspiration. Which celebrity's style inspires you? :)

Friday, June 03, 2011

Product Review: Etude House AC Clinic Acne Foam Cleanser

As promised, here is my review on Etude House's AC Clinic Acne Foam Cleanser.

I got this trial pack when I bought the AC Clinic red Spot Balm and been using this for a good 2 months now morning and night. For a 30ml tube 2 months is already a long time and should have been empty by now. But no. It is almost out but the tube can still last me until next week!

Never mind the date please! Forgot to turn off the date option. haha!

  • a small tube goes a long, long way
  • it did help lessen my breakouts
  • it cleansed my face really well (the cotton ball after i apply toner had lesser residue on it)
  • it stings around the eye area so i always remember to avoid that part of my face
  • it has a clay-ey scent that i don't really like
Overall verdict:
Highly recommended to those who have pimples. But you must always remember that we have different skin types and one product cannot work for everyone. To me it worked really well and I will definitely recommend this to anyone who is acne-prone as well. 

And Bonus: and outfit post!

[top: Esprit | skirt: Jellybean | shoes: Trunkshow]
I am such a bum today and I feel like posting an outfit. what do you think about my outfit? I can't really model so sorry for the bad poses. And don't forget to vote for me on chictopia! :)

have a great day! :)