Saturday, October 31, 2015

Memoirs: Halloween

Every year I always look forward to this time coz I just love watching the kids and adults in their pretty and spooky costumes doing trick or treats.

2010, how can I ever forget this party that ended up disastrously. It was a flair bartending event sponsored by Antonov. It was an open bar... Drinks were overflowing and everyone went crazy jumping in the pool with their clothes on. I was takin pictures when someone grabbed me and I fell into the water that ended the happiness in an ugly brawl.



2015, today is just a new day! A fresh way to celebrate halloween with people who were once there...and we decided to do this pic again (same as 2 years ago) lol.


Lastly, selfies to end this month with my fairy-ish blue horns lol.

"That which does not kill us, makes us stronger." Friedrich Nietzsche

Friday, October 30, 2015

Spooky Tot!

One day more to go and we are goin to say bye bye to October (indeed time flies soooo fast). Previous days of this month had been too much for me and I am really goin crazy... Huhuhu (moments when lots and lots of strength are badly needed). Indeed it had been pretty stressful in all aspects of my life - no exemption. Just when people start drifting apart...with all the unanswered issues and denied facts, deliberately wasted couple of times, my skin is terrible, the company is goin crazy with all the changes... Toxic just toxic!!! 

Though I am havin a hard time holding myself together, I am still grateful for my courage to smile everything away. And you know sometimes, when you're feeling super low; sweet kisses, quick light smacks, warm hugs and a few minutes are all we need for the day.

And despite the demons I have inside, I still managed to drag my butt to work and join the pre-halloween this morning.



Took some couple of mirror-fies... Nothing fancy, just a plain black top from Abercrombie and a schoolgirl skirt I thrifted years ago.


I just groomed my brows and tinted my lips with red coz I can't apply make up due to the terrible skin peeling argghhhh.

So enjoy your halloween too guys... Mwahhhh.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Memoirs: Laughter for keeps

Good morning restday!

Yep, gonna be month end soon, so I'm havin my early off and I'm takin advantage of it by just cozy-ing at home plus my skin is on the fourth day of "rejuv treatment", and I am embarrassed to go out with all the redness and peeling.

Today, while I am browsing my sns, I am all smiles to see memories way back so I decided to kick off these " memoirs" section  to record some of my crazy days.


Starting with four years ago, taken at a hotel lobby (forgot na) before a seminar / convention. When people belong to a same group and haven't drifted apart (the once powerful customer care department).



After the convention (ngaragers), we went to have a coffee at Roxas Blvrd... 7 peeps inside a cab and no cash to pay the coffee (cc machine not workin and atm booth is out of reach). Just sooo hilarious!


After or usually before the seminar, these are the times when we would shop till we drop!


Me, shopping like mad for anything korean!!! I never miss a trip to The Faceshop and Etude House then.


And ofcourse, the epic Black Eyed Peas reunion concert!  I bailed out last minute (for a flick with college friends)  hahaha... Good thing though before seeing the movie we dropped by at the media's lounge and I saw Fergie in sparkly pink singing upclose lol!

And ofcourse, how can I ever forget the nerve-wracking travel back to the province. I was sooooo late and almost didn't catch my flight! Lol

So before I say anneong,

Wanna share this Ponds ad that I love..."celebrate your expressions".

"Cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Use your anger for good, it can be a powerful force.
Be generous with your praise, it makes even the small things matter.
Laugh loudly, argue definitely, celebrate the moment, every expression has the power to make the world a more beautiful place. Express yourself and add your beauty to the world!"


So those were the memoirs of...

Tatin

Monday, October 26, 2015

Change

Hello ladies!

Usually at this time of the year, my skin tends to break. I dunno maybe stress and turmoil make my hormones rage.  Well, almost 3 years ago same chaos had plagued the office which caused me sleepless and stressful nights.

I am sooo anxious again with the change that is about to unfold and I am hoping it will be favorable to many this time.

Hmmm back to my crazy skin...to control it a bit, I tried the Dr. Alvin Rejuvinating set which is kind of popular here in the province, my third day now and my skin is really terrible with all the redness and heavy peeling... Tiis tiis lang.


Have to filter my selfie this time lol!!!  i just want to archive my dark short hair


Yep, I have to ask the stylist to dye it darker and I am pleased with the outcome.


And also, this Valentino studded flats dupe my bestie gave me is love!!! Just sharin... (Pantanggal stress)


Cheer up Tatin, good things are yet to come! Be excited and worry not...

Can't wait! November 4 it is! Fighting!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Hateful Disaster

It has been a while since I had my bad hair day moments... Today is just a nightmare.

Keeping the hair long is always safe and disaster free coz you can tie it up, let it hang loose, iron or curl it. When I decided to chop it off, I was happy to see a new me... But days after, mmmm I decided to experiment a bit and have it dyed. Waaaaa without thinking the stylist bleached it in bright orange or yellowish and I am not so happy about it. :(


I have always want my color to be natural and laid back... Huhuhu


It is just sooooo screaming bright...omg when I check myself on the mirror... I see a sunny side up.

Oteoke oteoke... Save me!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Drake-ing

Honestly, I have been seeing quotes and poems online written by this certain Drake. I have been sharing and captioning my pics with his works with the thought that he is Drake, the hip hop / musician /singer / producer lol. Forgive me hahaha.

R. M. DRAKE (his pen name) is a self publisher whose works have been all over the world wide web and I have here some of his poems!



"I know I have not been the same and I know there are times when I look at you and I feel like I am staring at someone I barely know anymore. And what kills me the most is, that I know deep down inside when you look at me, you are probably feeling the same thing. And there is no other way to define this than me losing myself here and you, finding yourself somewhere else."

Hugot na hugot diba? Hahaha.  Another one..


"In the middle of nowhere you will find the perfect place to grab a coffee.

In the middle of nowhere you will fall inlove with a stranger.

In the middle of nowhere something will happen that will bring laughter to you for a lifetime.

In the middle of nowhere you will make a life changing decision.

In the middle of nowhere you will stay up all night and think about what just happened.

In the middle of nowhere you will find yourself.

In the middle of nowhere there is somewhere.

In the middle of nowhere you will stay a while.

Something different will happen to you soon. Your moment is around the corner...

In the middle of nowhere."



Awwwww.... :) 



tatin

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

New Me

Hello ladies!

I have always kept my hair long (as in up to my waist) and this morning, I wanted to try something crazy!  Well, I have been planning to cut it months months back but I was not 100% prepared to venture into the unknown lol.

I really don't know what the heck happened, I woke up determined and with no second thoughts, I went to the salon and have the half chopped off for good first thing today (more than half I guess lol).


Tadaaaa!!! Letting go of my oh-sooo-long locks is liberating. It actually felt physically light and emotionally good!!!

Sayonara to my Batosai hairstyle (my son's term for my long hair) and hello to my short-hair-don't-care do!



And ofcourse, a milestone is never complete without selfies!!! Feeling Tey Tey!!!

Bye! Aja aja fighting!


tatin

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Tatin's Heart...again

It's just sad when a person keeps on repeating same insensitive gestures. That feeling when you are being ghosted again and you try to clarify things subtly and the blame is thrown in your face is just heartbreaking.

Sometimes, I question myself why missing and loving someone can be completely disappointing...maybe because it is hard to face the reality that feelings are sometimes never mutual or maybe because of the unforgiven faults.

It is just too bad that when I give in and things get settled some people just become at ease and forget doing the efforts they did in the past to get you in an all in state.

I always find myself in this kind of situation over and over again. And I can't do anything but to cry my heart out again.

My heart is just too big to allow people to keep on stepping on it...

So next time I miss you... all I can do is look inside my heart in silence and never say or question again... 





tatin

Baby boy

"I may not have a big house,a fancy car or other material things that some people place great value on. What I do have is a heart filled to the brim with gratitude for all that I do have.

Gratitude for my life, my friends, my family, the kindness of others and especially for all the love and joy I carry with me on a daily basis. I appreciate it all." - mindful soul


Life has always been warm because I have you! Today is one of the moment I thank God I am alive coz I see the realizations of my wishes in your eyes.

Happy birthday my baby boy and I love you for all eternity.



You're the best present I ever got!



tatin

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Courage...

When everything you want fails... let it go and don't hold back... remember how they loved you in the past.

Let not bitterness eat your sweetness... smile and always be nice and believe that what comes around goes around.

Forgive those who wronged you...not because you've forgotten what they caused but because you deserve the freedom to live fully.

Dream big but never step on someone on your way up...because God is never blind to those you caused sorrow and pain. He is always just and remember He favors them.

Have faith that someone out there will treat you right...will help you pick up the pieces and will change your life. Don't lose your faith on love...

Lastly, never forget the person who was always there when you hit rock bottom, that person who stood with you during your pain, that one person who tried so hard to eat his pain just to see you glow. Never forget him...



Love yourself...



tatin

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tots Adorbs

Hello Thursday!

I kind of miss my korean madness so I have been playin' my usual nostalgic kpop playlist nonstop these days. The songs from My Lovely Girl just keep on ringing in my head and I can't help but fall inlove with Rain, L of Infinite and my girl crush, Krystal Jung all over again. 


Sharin some clips I love... =) Kilig much =)

 


I just like Krystal's choice of fashion in the series... comfortable yet chic, laid back yet trendy, and young but not loud. It actually inspired me to mix and match the old pieces I have inside my closet :).



So today, I decided to sort of steal her look and maybe put on something young and fresh, ruggedly sexy but not sooo skin-revealing.


Blouse: Calvin Klein Cotton Boyfriend Polo
Skirt: American Eagle Denim A-line Miniskirt (pencil denim skirt is better and I regret throwing away mine lol)
Accesorries: Tissot Classic Watch, stud pearl earrings
Shoes: Penshoppe Essentials plain white sneakers


Please excuse my guts for sharin some of my tales and whims lol.

Posting something here makes me feel good especially when I get to deal with a lot of difficulties at work. Indeed dressin like "who-cares" can be therapeutic.


Have a nice day mwahhhh!!!



tatin

Friday, October 9, 2015

Just 10 things...

I am just goin to quote this famous poem from my all time favorite 1999 movie, 10 things I hate about you.

From Kat Stratford to Patrick Verona...



10 things I hate about you...

I hate the way you talk to me and the way you cut your hair. (When you get pissed off and you talk hurtful words.)

I hate the way you drive my car. (I hate when you overspeed... ).


I hate it when you stare. (When you look intense and it just pierces my soul.)

I hate your dumb big combat boots and the way you read my mind. (No you don't wear those kind... just the way our minds never agreed a lot)


I hate you so much it makes me sick, it even makes me rhyme. I hate it.

I hate the way you're always right. (Sometimes, I am at fault and I just hate that you have a point.)


I hate it when you lie. (I hate it and I died.)

I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. (Awwts)

I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call.

But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you.
Not even close, not even little bit, not even at all.



Like Shakespeare's Sonnet 141...the heart chooses to love despite what the eyes can see and the mind already knows. Oh well. It's crazy and often times messy... that's the thing we call love.



tatin

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It's okay...

"The biggest lesson I've learned is: it's okay.

It's okay for me to be kind to myself.  It's okay to be wrong.  It's okay to get mad.  It's okay to be flawed. It's okay to be happy.  It's okay to move on. "

                                      - Hayley Williams -


"I've learned that a woman with a tough past needs to be treated with patience.  She needs time to breathe, to heal, to rediscover herself.  A mistreated woman will reject love countless amounts of times before she gives in because she has lost the sense of what it is like to be treated right. But the beautiful things about her is the wisdom she gained from her past and the endless capacity of love she has to offer."



tatin

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday and a DIY Graphic Cross Tee

Hello ladies!

Today is just fun and I just want to share something that I accidentally saw over the net while I'm basically just surfin...it's a DIY way to pimp old shirts lol.

I have a few of plain white tees and paints, I decided to give those easy online tutorials a try to create something trendy. And since I love streetwear-kinda-grunge fashion I went for a graphic cross t-shirt, Forever 21 inspired design lol. Fyi, I love wearing anything with a cross on it eversince lol.

Materials we need:


An old plain white cotton t-shirt, I got this months months back from an Indian bazaar here in the province for Php100 plus I guess.


Tulco Classic Textile Ink. It's a high quality water-based material for textiles. It's non-toxic, environment-friendly and really affordable for only Php65.00. This is actually for printing shirts with a mesh screen but I used a paint brush instead.


I like using this kind of brush coz it's pocket friendly. I just throw them away after several use. Sorry, cleaning brushes are really tedious that's why I only buy the most affordable offered in the market.


We also need scissors and manila paper for our stencil. You may use coupon bond or duct tapes instead.

Just put your stencil on the desired area and secure it with a tape so it won't move and leaks will be avoided. Then start  painting in one direction.


As you can see, I didn't secure my stencil well since I don't have tapes.  Please don't push it, this will cause errors and unpretty paint overflows on the edges.

Don't forget to put a layer of manila paper in between the sheet to avoid staining the other side of your shirt. Then let it dry before removing the pattern.


Tadaaaa, it doesn't need to be perfect so that it will look grunge-y and worn-out (palusot) hahaha. Iron the top or the design but put something on top of it (used manila paper again). This will like treat the paint, like stamping it permanently on the textile. Then cut the neck line and sleeves to make it more chic.


And yes I got my old shirt turned into funky streetwear now, who would have guessed I hand painted it hahaha.


Casually sexy for a hot coffee on  Sunday afternoon hahaha (forgive me).

Shirt: Tatin's Creation (Graphic Cross Tee)
Shorts: High waste from Greenhills tiange
Accessories: double-side stud earrings in pitch black, Casio Eminem G-shock
Bag: Converse red sling bag
Sandals: Birkenstock Arizona


I love Sundays! A day I can be myself, do things I love, unwind and relax a bit, laugh and drink coffee, go to the arcade (yes with my baby), say my prayers and be grateful. Life is simple and I love it that way!

That's it for this evening. Mwahhh!!!

Swatches / Review: Mac Smokey Eye Kit by Julie Verhoeven (Black)

Good morning!

Today, I'll drop something long overdue. Yep, it has been with me for a while and I know I'm so late but I just wanna share how favored this is.


I got the complete collection and I have already consumed most of them but they deserve some praises. Who knows Mac will make another collab to re-release the same or a revamped version of it. Or if you wanna buy the shades separately coz I think they got them in separate pots.

Product Overview

Mac Illustrated by Julie Verhoeven Collection is a limited edition collab exclusively with Nordstrom for their annual anniversary sale.

They released a range of Lip Sets, All Over Brush Sets, Face Canvass Brush kits and Eyekit palettes which I'll be sharing today.


So, I got the Smokey Black Eyekit and it contains the following:


3 Eye shadows
- Naked Lunch, Wedge, Carbon
- Net Wt. 1.5 g. / 0.05 US oz. each
- Made in Canada


I just love these shades, indeed Mac excels in  the eyeshadow department hehehe.  These are very basic and must have coz you can create looks for both dayband night time.

The Naked Lunch has a frost finish that gives an iridescent shine and adds highlight. I say this gives a subtle sheen and does not emphasize the creases of the eyelids. (I really don't like frosts that are almost too metallic that floats or cakes up when your eyelids get oily) This one hugs the skin well when blended.

The Wedge on the other hand, belongs to the matte section with a dry formula. But, it is not chalky or patchy even if I don't base my eyelids.

The Carbon is likewise matte in really vivid black that is not also powdery as the previous one.

The three shades are all easy to work with and they are staple colors for ladies like me who wants subtle to screaming eye make ups. All of them cling naturally to your skin and colors pop out beautifully when they set.


1 Technakohl Liner Graphblack
- Total Net Wt. 0.35 g. / 0.012 US oz.
- Made in Germany

This one comes in a mechanical- pencil style liner which means sharpening is no longer needed, you just twist it up if you wanna get more of the product. It is creamy and soft that provides a really intense black color. It is transfer resistant, long-wearing upto 8 hours, smudge-resistant, safe for waterline, non-acnegenic, opthalmologist-tested and safe for contact lenses wearers.


1 Zoomlash Mascara - Zoom Black
- Total Net Wt. 4 g. / 0.14 US oz.
- Made in Canada

It gives a rich dramatic black color in velvety wet formula that instantly provides volume and a remarkable length and curl to your eyelashes. It is flake and smudge proof, dries up quickly, does not clamp the lashes, optalmologist tested and safe for the eyes.


It has an ultra-sculpted brush with three-sided fibers to make application precise thus efficiently coating the hair individually without making them stick with one another.


2 brushes
- Made in China

212SE Flat Definer Brush for lining and defining the eye with color.

275 SE Medium Angled Shading Brush for applying, contouring and blending eye shadow.

These Mac brushes are sold at $25.00 individually so it is a steal to get them in an eye kit for $49.50.

Frozen Blossoms' thoughts:

I so love this versatile palette coz I can wear them both day and night. I can like have a light natural / neutral eyes when I am not so lazy or a fierce smokey eyes when I am up for a good time.

So that's it for this morning... have a blessed Sunday ladies!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fate and flowers

"True friends look at you with no judgement in their eyes, they know you've made mistakes but they accept you for being human and help you make the wrong things right."


Some people who find you worthy will find a way to tweak fate a bit so that pieces will fall back together.

"Fate has a weird way of circling back over paths that were meant to cross."

Indeed great things are bound to happen when you start embracing and loving yourself!



Sorry for my messed up hair. Her pretty daughter just lent us the flower headbands. Hahaha

I just love get togethers with wonderful people who make me feel beautiful!!!

Enjoy your weekend peeps mwaaahhh!