For Journaling and Organizing | The Paper Stone

In case you didn't know, I'm obsessed with organizing. Some may consider this as a tedious hobby, but this has helped me a lot in achieving my goals since high school.

Should you wish to develop this habit, you can start by acquiring some materials that are artsy, functional, and close to your personality. The Paper Stone can be your haven!

Products at The Paper Stone are made by Singaporean and Korean designers. They have new designs every month, in limited quantities. Once a piece gets sold out, a reprint of that design is highly unlikely. Exclusivity is such a huge factor!

I love journaling! I keep one major planner for my daily to-do's and important reminders, a separate notebook for Shibusa's records, and another one as my blog tracker for schedules and deadlines. I carry all those in my bag everyday that's why you rarely see me leaving with just a small purse.

Even with the presence of mobile apps for this purpose, I still choose to write the "traditional" way. For some reason, this practice makes me feel more accomplished and fulfilled. Holla if you get what I mean! ;)

The Paper Stone has a lot of beautiful and practical designs for journals, exercise books, doodle pads, and notebooks which start at Php80.00!

Pens, of course! How do we even start with journaling without one? :p I prefer gel-type pens and I'm so glad I scored some artsy ones at The Paper Stone!

We keep digital and printed documents for our business. Recipes, accounting, contracts, permits, and all other important records are kept in separate clear books. I haven't found any cute clear book covers yet so I think they look a bit boring (lol). Really happy I spotted pretty ring files at The Paper Stone!

The Paper Stone also offers sticker sets, stamps, tumblers, inspirational frames, and bags. I got a wooden frame with the quote "Live life with passion" which I will surely hang at my room. ❤

Catch the liveliest and cheeriest designs of stationery and gift items from your nearest The Paper Stone branch! :)

3 Pampering Treats to Try

Stressed from school, work, or life in general? Spare some time to pamper your well-being no matter how busy you are. If you haven't thought of what to do with your break yet, here are some treats to try out!

Hair makeover from Vivere Salon

You might've been neglecting it, but your crowning glory needs its treatment day, too! For any hair makeover needs, Deo and I usually go to Vivere Salon. A few weeks back, we had our treatment, color (for me), and hair cut.

We trust Vivere Salon for our tresses because of their Educated Hair Styling - their core philosophy. Behind every precision cut we get are internationally-trained hair stylists who possess an eye for style and are experts of their craft.

They undergo regular trainings in the Vidal Sassoon Academy - tagged as the "Harvard" of hair education and stylists all over the world.

Now you know why we keep on coming back! ;)

Waxing and threading at the most trusted organic and all-natural waxing salon in the Philippines - Hey Sugar!

As you know, before, I only go to one waxing salon consistently because I've already built my trust in that brand. My experiences there were pretty good and I never had any "horror" stories, so I didn't bother trying out other salons.

When I got invited to visit Hey Sugar, I was honestly hesitant and anxious at first. But after carefully reading reviews, I bravely went to my nearest branch (UP Town Center). After all, Hey Sugar claims that they're the most trusted organic and all-natural waxing salon, so I thought it was worth trying.

I was greeted by the cute interiors of Hey Sugar which helped ease my worries away. Their highly trained and caring aestheticians made me feel so comfortable, too.

I went through eyebrow threading which took only 5 minutes to finish. I'm also used to having my brows threaded by various (trusted) salons, so it was a breeze for me.

The main root of my hesitation was for the brazilian wax session. But to my surprise, it was at Hey Sugar that I felt minimal to no pain versus my previous salon. Note that even if I've been having regular brazilian sessions, I still have low pain tolerance for it. So my brazilian waxing experience there was really very pleasant; I'm going to be a regular customer at Hey Sugar for sure.

As I've mentioned earlier, Hey Sugar is an organic and all-natural waxing salon. With this, you'll rid yourself of toxins that can cause bitter side effects.

Instead of powder, they apply cornstarch first to get rid of excess oil and give the skin extra protection. The wax they use is made of sugar and calamansi, and they never double dip. Each service is finished off with virgin coconut oil to help soothe the skin. No chemicals from start to end!

Relaxation packages by Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa

This quaint Hampton-inspired themed nail salon can pamper you like a queen with their selection of massages and services for nails. I recently had foot massage, foot spa, and pedicure at Nailaholics. Chose a pretty pastel pink polish which I'll show you in my next outfit post! :)

Aside from their vibrant interiors, I love Nailaholics because of their well-trained technicians.

Hope this quick list can help make you feel good about yourselves! Kisses! xx

Everyday with Kipling

Since I'm always out for Shibusa 渋さ, meetings, and blog events, I need a bag that can fit all my necessities through out the day. All my backpacks are usually too huge and bulky, so I tend to feel a bit uncomfortable wearing them. Kipling's latest collection came in perfect timing because I badly need to replace my overused totes! The best part? My new Kipling bag is lightweight and spacious enough for my everyday essentials! :)

On me: dress courtesy of Zalora | bag courtesy of Kipling Philippines

This season, Kipling offers a brand new colorful collection where you can select what you need for different occasions in a day - whether it be for work, leisure, travel, or school needs.

Mine, which is from the Dream Garden collection, is perfect from day to night. I love how it goes well with my girly ensembles and gives life to my gloomy OOTDs!

Check out the rest of Kipling's new releases here:

So which Kipling bag are you planning to get? :)

Oh, and by the way, it ain't Kipling without these monkeys! Say hi to Andrea (blue) and Michele (pink, 30th anniversary special) ❤️ Cutest bag chains ever!

Make sure to hit your nearest Kipling store to check out their latest collection! I'm sure you'll find a design fit for your personality and lifestyle! ;)

7 Intimate Benefits from pH Care

How do you take care of your feminine area? Do you wash with just water and soap? That's not good enough. Most soaps are formulated with chemicals that cleanse the body, but may be too harsh for the delicate nature of your intimates. Soaps often have high pH levels ranging from 9-10, a pH level that can disrupt the natural state of the area and cause bacteria growth, thus leading to odor, itching and infection.

 As the country's leading brand of feminine wash, pH Care is clinically formulated with a pH level of 5 - matching the natural pH level of a woman's intimate area. pH Care is proven to be safe for daily use, formulated to be gentle for the sensitive intimate area skin, effectively keeping the intimate area fresh, clean, and odor-free everyday.

 Here are 7 intimate benefits that you can get from each bottle of pH Care:

✓ Antibacterial
✓ Cools and refreshes
✓ Deodorizes
✓ OB-gyne tested
✓ Contains silky softeners
✓ Hypo allergenic
✓ Has the right pH level of 5 - perfectly matching that of the intimate area

With all these benefits, women can turn to no other than that one feminine wash that understands, giving the special kind of care that every woman deserves.

At the recent event of pH Care

pH Care Girls Leila Alcasid and Maxene Magalona, with the people who understands them most - Mica Adriano and Pia Magalona respectively. Though at different stages of their lives, what Leila and Maxene have in common - or what most women have in common for that matter - is that innate need to be cared for by someone who understands their needs. ❤

pH Care is available in all leading supermarkets, department stores, and convenience stores nationwide.

All the Makeup Products You Need in One Box (BDJ Elite Box)

Unboxing is fun, but it becomes more special when you see it filled with makeup! I love how "extra" Belle de Jour is not only with their planners, but also with their other releases like this BDJ Elite Box! This particular kit contains all the best selling cosmetics from Colour Collection. It's complete with everyday makeup essentials that not only cares for your skin, colors stay too, from morning 'til night!

You've probably seen these products on my Instagram and Facebook page already. I released a giveaway in line with my newly-launched Youtube Channel wherein one lucky subscriber can win ALL these! ;)

If you missed the giveaway, you guys can avail of this whole box for only Php1,480.00 (with over Php4,000.00 worth of products inside) through their website.

Let's explore all the beauty goodies!

Colour Collection High Definition Dual Powder Foundation
This foundation flawlessly covers imperfections with light-reflecting micronized powder, which makes skin velvety smooth. You'll get a luminous, young-looking complexion when you apply this product!

Colour Collection Colour Intense Face Palette
In one handy palette, you have all the products you need to complete your look! It has 3 complementing eye shadows, 1 brow powder, and 2 blushers. Super nice!

Colour Collection All Day Wear Eye Shadow Trio Palette
This eye shadown palette gives you complementing, rich eye colours for all day wear. It's available in 2 shade palettes - Daytime Glam with soft neutral tones, and Wild Night with vibrant colours in frosted finish.

Colour Collection All Day Wear Brow Mascara
This quick drying eye brow mascara creates manicured and styled brows! You're always on fleek with this magic wand! ;)

Colour Collection All Day Wear 14HR Liquid Eye Liner Pen
You'll LOVE this eye liner because it's smudge-proof and waterproof! It'll stay for 14 hours or longer!

Colour Collection All Day Wear Lengthening Mascara
For beautiful and defined eye lashes, this waterproof mascara is for you!

Colour Collection All Day Wear Lipstick (Suede Collection)
The Suede Collection features long wearing lipsticks in velvety soft texture that provide even application upon swipe! The lippies are formulated with Shea Butter and Aloe that gives instant moisture to the lips, keeping them hydrated, conditioned, and vibrant all day!

We're all set! I might release a makeup tutorial on my channel using all these products so please subscribe and turn on your Youtube notifications! ❤

Thank you, BDJ Elite Box and Colour Cosmetics! Keep helping the bellas slay! ;)

Why You Need a Cabin Zero Bag

Deo and I have been restaurateurs for half a year already. Given that we're very hands on with Shibusa 渋さ, our plans to go out of town or abroad tend to get pushed back. Thankfully, we found time to squeeze in a quick break before we resume our nano restaurant's operations. Do visit Shibusa 渋さ at 38 Mayaman Street, Diliman, Quezon City starting June 22 onwards!

Anyway, I never got to master the art of packing light. Even for overnight trips, I bring 3 to 4 sets of clothes (for shoot purposes), extra shoes, swimwear options, makeup bag, camera, laptop, toiletries, and other essentials. It's either I carry a luggage or 2 travel bags just to fit everything in. What more if I'm traveling for 3 days or so? :p

Cabin Zero probably heard my packing struggles and sent me exactly what I needed for traveling - a cabin-sized bag with 44L capacity but lightweight! YOU NEED THIS, TOO!

On me: top courtesy of Oeuvre Clothing | skirt courtesy of Style Flick
footwear courtesy of Marikina Sole | Cabin Zero bag

Why should YOU get your own Cabin Zero bag?

44L capacity but lightweight! Mentioning again because that's downright amazing! There's nothing worse than going places with a heavy suitcase.

★ Made with strong, durable materials, with YKK Lockable Zippers.

★ Their bags are airline approved - fit within the standard cabin bag dimensions of most airlines (55 x 40 x 20cm).

One of my favorite features: Never ever lose your bag with Cabin Zero's lifetime protection! Your Cabin Zero bag has a built in Global Airline Standard Luggage Tracker Tag. This ensures that your bag can be traced back to you in case it gets lost (or even stolen). All you have to do is to register your bag online with

★ 10 years full warranty, guaranteed! If that's not enough for you, head over to their Facebook page and they'll automatically upgrade your warranty to 25 years. ;)

It's official - I'm in love with Cabin Zero! Don't get surprised if you see me overusing this bag in all of my upcoming trips! Hahaha!

SPECIAL TREAT: This June, you can get 10% OFF on your Cabin Zero purchase when you key in "CZARNIE" upon check out. Go and shop away!

Once I launch my vlog (channel's gonna be up very soon!), I'm planning to publish a What's In My Bag video featuring Cabin Zero in the next few episodes. Who's up for that? :)

Deo and I are certainly ready for what's ahead! Our staycation at Seda Vertis North was the breather we needed. The next few months are surely going to be crazy, but we're armed with guts and a full heart... so that should be enough. :)

Oh, and in case you haven't read his latest blog post yet, do drop by! Gents, better bookmark that style guide! ;)