OOTD: Fallen Angel Dress

Hi Beshies! I won’t say a lot for words for this post. I just wanted to feature these two dresses I bought from Labyrinth Garden. Actually I won’t say they were two different dresses because they have the same style, only different colors, black and white. I had the pleasure of taking photos while wearing this in several occasion. I guess it’s obvious why its called “fallen angel” dresses. Their main strap at the back has winged like feature. The dresses itself is very simple but the detailed added at the back made the dress so specially-looking for me. I love dresses like this. I believe you can wear them casually. I did.

By the way I bought this at P650.00 each only.

These photos are taken by different photographer friends that followed my directions (hahaha thank you friends for the patience). Some are taken by me with the help of camera timer feature.

WHITE FALLEN ANGEL

Fallen Angel Taking a Bath

This is the first time I tried Kawa Hot Bath. Of course, I won’t let the opportunity pass to have a thematic photoshoot. This happened during our team building in Paradis Island in Cavinti Laguna. Great place for those who want to escape the city life. There was really weak mobile signal there! It’s a remote island surrounded by lake. I haven’t blogged about this. Maybe soon. But here’s their instagram page @paradisisland.ph if you are curious.

The Kawa Hot Bath is not really hot of course. It’s only warm. But there was this fear of getting burned or boiled alive. So I made it sure to make this photoshoot fast. I just really tried this for photos.

Well how about broken glasses and scream words as background…

This dress even took me to Paris. Unbelievable!

BLACK FALLEN ANGEL

Now it’s time for the black fallen angel. Paired with deep red lipstick. Most of these photos were taken in Torres Land Farm which features replicas of famous landmarks around the world. I wrote a separate blog about it here.

So the following photos are self-portraiture. This was also during our stay in @paradisisland.ph as part of our team building. The room was super nice. I can’t resist the itch for photoshoot. My colleagues were all downstairs preparing to depart from the island. And here I am taking quick chances. I didn’t have tripod so I had to improvised using tables and some pile of books. I tried to look a little bit snobbish and devilish. You know, to be in-character.

But I can’t hold that snob look any loner. So the childish smiley self went out still.

Wow, I thought I’ll be writing just one paragraph but it turns out this post became chatty as well. I hope you find this dress really cute as I do. I am not sure if this is available but Labyrinth Garden has many beautiful dresses as well. They are most pre-loved but well curated and styled. It specializes on Lolita and Kawaii Fashion. This is locally owned by a Filipino designer and stylist.

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And that’s it beshies! As usual, remember you’re awesome and don’t let anybody make you believe otherwise,

Gurezu ❤

Crazy In Love Lipstick Set for PHP 249.00 Only (A Review)

Can you believe it? We’re now on the second of the month of the year. It felt like we just celebrated “New Year” yesterday. Crazy!

To welcome the “Love Month”, I’ll be doing a review of this lipstick I found in Watsons SM Megamall Branch. The packaging is so “Valentines”. It’s red. It has a heart shape window. It says “I Love Make Up and Crazy In Love”. I’m not actually not sure at first which ever is the brand name of this lipstick or the name of the series.

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It costs only P249.00 and already contains four lipstick. It’s affordable and intriguing enough. So I give it a go!

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Interestingly enough, each shade has a name describing the characteristic of  every person who falls crazily in love. Are you fearless? Are you like a fool? Are you hot and cold? Are you addicted? Which one are you?

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Now it’s time to hop on favorite part. I wore each shade each day and I took these photo every morning before I go to work.

  1. Addicted: This is the first day and I started with a bright red shade. It is a matte lipstick but I didn’t feel it was heavy or drying on my lips. It’s fairly easy to spread too. I am not comfortable with liquid lipsticks because I am not good in applying it. However, this lipstick  did not give a the hard time.

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On the other hand, it leaves stains in the cup. And it’s also easy to be removed by eating and drinking water. But then again, so is the more expensive lippies I had. So I didn’t treat this as so much of a BAD side.

2. Hot and Cold. Wow, this is my favorite shade even on other  brand of lipsticks. It’s a light pink shade slightly leaning on nude. It does not come off too strong but it’s not going to make you look pale. This is the kind of color that I can wear everyday.

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3. Like A Fool . This is a chocolatey color. I don’t think I’ll be going to wear this one on a daily or even monthly basis. Aside from I’m not comfortable with the color, it looks like the consistency is different from the first two. I tried so hard to cover up my whole lips with the color but it was not happening. Perhaps this is just a bad lip day. After taking some photos, I erased this shade and went on the last shade of this series. I don’t think I can go to work with this one. I don’t want to look like a fool.

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Although I can see myself wearing this in a costume party or Halloween party.  I also feel like it’s giving me a rocker vibe.

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4. Fearless.  And for the last shade, this one is in dark pink shade. I’m kind of convinced that I have a bad lip day because I also had a hard time applying this one. But pulled it off in the end. I think. I love this color too. But this is for the days that you feel you want to look bold. Not for everyday look for me but I could use this on a weekly basis.

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And because today’s shade is fearless, I tried to try to break free from the usual timid poses and do it with some attitude. Pardon me if the following looks a little bit force. I did my best haha!

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This is now my 3-pointer summary:

  1. What I love about this lippie series is that it’s affordable but the quality is great.  It’s easy to apply. It’s a matte lipstick but won’t let your lips dry. The packaging spells LOVE. I totally recommend this lippie. If there are boyfriends looking for an affordable gift for their girlfriends this coming Valentines Day, this lippie set from Watsons would be great.
  2. What I don’t like is it’s easy to be removed upon drinking or eating.
  3. If I were to rank the shades in this series, that would be in the following order; Hot and Cold, Addicted, Fearless and the least would be “Like a Fool” because I don’t feel like I can wear this shade as often as I wanted to.

 

Thank you beshies. I hope you enjoyed this lipstick review. I think this would be a start of more lipstick reviews in the future because of all make-up we have in our world today, I feel like the lipsticks are the most magical.  I’m on the lookout for the best lipstick out there.  I want a lipstick that is affordable, long-lasting, healthy and fitting for a lifestyle of busy women like us. I believe I haven’t found it yet. So I’ll be writing about it more. If you have recommendation, just leave a comment.

 

Remember, it’s not too late for everything ❤

Gurezu

 

OOTD and Why Do We Love High Places?

Except for those who have fear of heights, majority loves high places. We love to climb mountains to reach the summits. We want the view from the rooftop, the high floors of the building and cityscapes. Humans dream to fly lead to invention of airplanes. There’s always an exhilaring feeling of reaching the top. To touch the clouds.

Such thoughts came to me when I went to the roofdeck of our office building last Thursday.We went there with my manager and photography mentor because we were planning to have our IPC (Infor Photography Club) activity here next time. For now, we went there to have an ocular inspection of the place so we can plan our shots ahead of time.

I was mesmerized the moment I stepped in and thought my outfit was perfect for quick “Outfit of the Day shoot”. I was wearing a plaid skirt which I bought from ukay-ukay and cream top which I bought in an instagram kawaii shop ‘x.chloescloset.c’.

I realized I have been reaching summits after summits this month. Three mountains and our building so far. In next few days, I’ll have a trip to the highest point of the Philippines. And i’m so excited for another great view my eyes will be witnessing. And of course with my travel buddy, my cameras.

But going back to the question, I have pondered hard to answer. I think my answer would be, humans just fancies perspectives they don’t usually see. We are land dwellers and the views from the top requires effort and resources. I’m pretty sure if the roofdeck is accessible for anyone in a snap of finger, people wouldn’t be as thrilled. If we have wings, people won’t have dreams of flying. People won’t bother climb a mountain anymore. Seeing things from above won’t feel as magical anymore. We humans actually fancies things we can’t easily get. Things that needs hardwork to achieve in all aspect of life. Summits included.

How about you? What silly questions you have pondered for a while?

Photo credits:

Gerard Dangca using Samsung Galaxy 8

Photos processed in Lightroom with ‘Orange and Teal’ preset.

OOTD: Student Vibe Outfit

It’s 1:43 am and actually too late for my Day 6 of 30-Day Blogging Challenge. I was so busy. At the moment, I am with my fellow TFIOB bloggers and we are on our way to Batangas for our first climb together. I still have no sleep. But I will carry on and finish a blog no matter what to win my challenge.

Yesterday, we had a photowalk shoot around BGC. This is the first outdoor shoot for our club. So I purposedly dressed up because I also want to have new pictures of myself. To have a new profile pic. To have a new banner for my blog. I have serious reasons.

So for today, I present to you a student vibe get-up. The highlight of this look is the tennis skirt I bought at ig:@bohochic. I love tennis skirts because it is youthful and playful looking. Probably because its like a student uniform. Haha!

Paired up with statement shirt and sneakers, the student vibe is now complete.

My mentor took this photos with a 56mm prime lens. Also today, I decided I’ll buy 35mm prime lens because I really love portraits. My mentor recommended this lens since it fits my budget and can do the sharpness and bokehlicious pics too just like his lens.

Well I think that’s all for today. I need to sneak time for sleep while we are still traveling. I’ll do a full blog about our photoshoot some other time.

Thank you for reading. SEE YOU TOMORROW!!

Photo Credit: Gerard Dangca of g2photography