Monday, March 20, 2017


It's 1:15 am right now and I'm pretty bleary eyed, and I'm blogging through the Blogger app on my phone (which keeps kicking me out) instead of my laptop. So my pictures aren't at the 550 pix you're used to seeing. I'm in my husband's (I'm still adjusting to saying that) house...or will I say, his parents' house...we are just finishing up the last bits of packing to go to Mexico in a few hours.

Last night was amazing. It was everything I dreamed of and more. I was surprisingly calm in the morning, despite the last few days of stress stress stress. Then when it was my turn to get my hair and makeup done, my stomach was getting knotted up from nerves and tension. Things got crazy a bit afterwards and I was starting to stress out because of time, even though everyone kept reassuring me we were right on schedule. Then, I went to meet Cecilio for our first look, and we both teared up. The stress melted away seeing him even for a few minutes. As he left and the limo picked me, my mom and bridesmaids up, I started to get nervous again. Bart, my mom's partner, walked me down the aisle...despite me worrying about being the center of attention, I took it all in and savored every moment. When we said our vows to each other, we both were quivering, trying to hold back tears. It was a beautiful, powerful ceremony. Then came the constant picture taking afterwards, which I started to get a little annoyed at because my feet were in so much pain. Thank goodness my cousin lent me her flats for the rest of the night. We got to take more photos in our hotel, and take a breather in our room while spending a few minutes with guests during cocktail hour. Then we went up a few floors for our reception.

We got introduced by our DJ/MC. I felt so bad about not finishing my dinner and hardly eating because I was just too in awe of everything around me and everyone that was there. Our final count came down to the mid-high 110s because we had a lot of people cancel at the last minute, or just not show up without telling us.It felt like the intimate wedding I really wanted because Cecilio and I got to go to every table, say hi to everyone and take pictures with them. Then came the wonderful speeches from our parents, Cecilio's Best Man (and best friend) Carlos, and my Matron of Honor, Trixie.

Then we cut the cake! I wish I had more of that cake. It was so delicious.

We did our first dance to "Inevitable" by Anberlin, the band that had so much meaning to us during our relationship (and whom we've seen 5 times in SF). We took dance lessons for it for 2 months but we were so nervous and messed up. I didn't care anymore.

Then came all of the dancing! There was so much dancing and photo booth picture taking. I'm a bit sad that the DJ didn't play all of the songs that we requested but it's ok. He went above and beyond to make our day amazing, and it made me feel so good when people said that our wedding was the most fun they have ever been to.

I'm just so thankful for those who came near and far to witness us become husband and wife, and that our relationships with family and friends strengthened because of it. I feel like this will make us closer. I was not the shy shrinking violet I thought I would be.

I'm so looking forward to start this journey with Cecilio. It's going to be rough at times, but it'll also be beautiful!

Thank you guys so much for reading play posts and following my journey through our engagement! I've been dying to blog about this. Now I can't wait to relax in Mexico!



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring 2017 Beautycon Box

I first subscribed to BeautyCon for last box featuring Dulce Candy. I "forgot" to cancel it, but based on the products I received this quarter, I'm so glad I didn't! I'm loving this much more than the Winter Box. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Battle of the Metallic Green Nails: Julep vs. Sinful Colors

Since green is one of my favorite colors, it's only natural that I love St. Patrick's Day and using it as an excuse to wear green outfits, eyeshadows, and of course, nail polishes! I am celebrating it early by rocking these 2 jewel-toned polishes.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Influenster Resolution VoxBox 2017*

I am a fairly new member of Influenster*. I signed up since I was interested in the beauty items other bloggers were getting, and I have yet to unlock my beauty badge (no matter how many reviews I wrote). I did, however, receive my first box ever, the Resolution VoxBox.

Monday, March 6, 2017

What's in my honeymoon makeup bag?

It's already the 6th of March and this is only my 2nd blog post. I have been meaning to churn some posts for the next few days before the wedding (for those who are first-timers on this blog, my wedding is on the 18th). However, there's so much going on: planning, finalizing, paying A LOT of money, finding an apartment, and then me already packing for the move. It's a lot to take in. And I have a lot of anxiety as to whether Cecilio and I will get accepted into an apartment, especially this amazing (and affordable) 2-bedroom apartment within our price range that we toured this past Saturday. I am also struggling with finding time to exercise, and now we are already having guests coming. My uncle is coming in later from Manila. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Best Bronzers for Medium/Tan Skin

Best Bronzers for Medium/Tan Skin

There are perks to being on the tan side. I don't sunburn easily...except for the one time I was in Maui 3 years ago, and laying by the pool. I was on the phone with Cecilio and I moved from our rented cabana to another chair under the sun so that my mom and sister wouldn't hear our conversation. It was hours since I applied sunblock and my back was exposed. The next day, my back was itching and peeling SO bad, I was crying during our tour to Hana road. I had to slap on aloe vera every few minutes, or so it seemed.

I have never set foot in a tanning bed. All of the self-tanning lotions I bought, I forgot about because I thought it was pointless. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Beauty Favorites

To be honest I wasn't wearing all that much makeup this month...save for a few days. I've just been tired, and lazy. But there are some beauty products that I have that are just waiting to be tested and reviewed. But yeah, here are my tried and true favorites this month!