Marooned

Publishing my first post after redesigning my blog! Have you noticed? I thought maybe Metamorphosis just needs a brand new layout to inspire me to write again. So far it’s working, I think. I managed to haul my ass out of the rut and forced my sister Denice to take my pictures. Hopefully this newfound excitement doesn’t wear off too fast, otherwise it’ll look like I’ve once again abandoned this blog. *crossed fingers* I hate how I easily lose interest in things, honestly.

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If not for blogger events, I wouldn’t have anything to post here. But I realized my readers deserve better. So last week, I decided to redesign the website to start a new leaf, attended an event (my first this year), and started planning content. I already have 4 other blog posts in the works.

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So what have I been up to lately? Aside from dealing with occasional anxiety attacks and mood swings, I have been editing manuscripts and writing a lot for two websites¬† since the new year began. Quite frankly, I’m not very confident with my writing skills, but I haven’t been let go yet so I guess I’m doing okay haha! Chad always tells me I’m a good writer but I just chalk it up to him being supportive and hopelessly in love with me hahaha! ūüėõ

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Shooting this set was particularly hard to do. It’s been a while since I did an OOTD post so I forgot how to pose properly for the camera (note the awkward smile below lol). It’s like I’ve become this entirely new person, as if I’ve never done countless photoshoots in the past. It’s weird how time changes you.

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I feel like I’m in a phase where I truly know what kind of person I want to be, although I’m still in the process of figuring out how to be that person. I still like dressing up and putting on makeup every once in a while but they don’t feel as exhilarating as they used to be. Right now, I just want to have a simple, quiet, and happy life with my loved ones by my side.

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Pants and Shoes from Forever 21 | Top from TrendZone – Maginhawa

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Anyway, this is what I wore to the #LuxNights with Solenn Heusaff a few days ago. More on that in another post, so be sure to come back! :)

Natural Looks, Famed for Fragrance, Has Arrived in the Philippines

Happy new year, everyone! 2015 has gone and now we’re welcoming another. Many of you have probably completed¬†your New Year’s resolutions or are already working on them. I, on the other hand, do not have any. I’m so bad at fulfilling¬†promises so I just make sure I’m making the best life decisions as I go along. However, one thing that’s always on top of my priorities¬†is body care. In my quest for good skin, I spend a good amount of money on beauty¬†products and I’m not scared to try new ones.¬†Two weeks ago, I was invited by Natural Looks, a company famed for its fragrance line, to their grand opening in SM North EDSA with KC Concepcion as main guest.

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And what a beautiful woman she is. With her natural beauty and elegance, I think she’s the perfect ambassador for the brand. I said “Hi!” to her twice–which was quite creepy if you think about it–and couldn’t muster the courage to approach and ask her about the brand.¬†¬†She’s very gracious to the others though. Oh well, good thing there are a lot of¬†wonderful¬†information about Natural Looks to write about.

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Achievement Unlocked

A few days ago, I was notified by a journalist from the New York Times and Rebateszone that my blog is part of the annual top 50 beauty blogs around the world. Yay! I know I haven’t been posting a lot lately due to personal issues but I’m glad someone thinks my blog is still worth a visit. Skincare has always been a favorite topic of mine, as many of you know, and apparently 89% of beauty bloggers. Although I initially planned this website to be more style-centric, it seems more people are drawn to my beauty-related posts.

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I made it at 35! I see some other bloggers from the Philippines as well and I’m really happy for them. Here’s to hoping I and the others would advance next year.¬†My 2015 has been kind of meh, but I’m truly positive that 2016 will be good to me. How about you? How was your year?

Taking Chances

As the year draws to a close, I cannot help but feel a mixture of regret and sadness sometimes. ¬†I¬†don’t feel I made¬†good use of my time. I know that may be an exaggeration–pretty sure I’ve had achievements in the past months, but I can’t identify one that I can consider as the highlight of my year. I can’t remember an event that¬†I can truly be proud of and say, “Hey, I did this!” or “I’ve overcome this.” All the issues that I’d been struggling with earlier this year are still here, which is odd since I’ve always had crisis periods but they¬†would go away after a few weeks or months. Is it because I’m getting old?

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I don’t think so. I don’t mind getting old at all. I honestly can’t wait to be married to¬†Chad, my fiance,¬†and make memories with him. What I don’t like is wasting time, and I admit that I’m very guilty of this. I question myself too much, which causes me to doubt my capabilities. What annoys me more is that I’m aware I’m doing this to myself but I’m not doing anything¬†to reverse the situation. I used to be a very driven young lady; I knew what I wanted and did everything to get it. But 2015 came and BAM! I became¬†a completely different person.

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Brighter, Healthier Smiles with Oral-B Cross-Action Pro-Health

Since entering the corporate world more than five years ago, my coffee-drinking habit has probably worsened. Before, I can function without caffeine in my veins but now I can’t even start working without taking a sip. I can’t say I’m addicted to coffee, I just like the warm feeling in my stomach. When I was younger, my mom and I would enjoy one cup before going to bed. It just feels so gooood. Unfortunately, all that caffeine consumption has left stains on my teeth, causing discoloration.

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Aside from the stains, recently I have noticed soft buildup around my teeth, especially the back ones (yuck!). It was pretty alarming because I never had those since becoming more conscious about personal hygiene. Apparently, my current toothbrush isn’t doing the job. I never really took advertisements seriously until recently. I figured I needed something that can clean hard-to-reach areas, including those tricky corners around the teeth. Then, I discovered Oral-B Cross-Action Pro-Health a few days ago. It has criss-cross bristles so I thought this might be just the thing I need. I’ve been using it for a week now and I already noticed some changes. My teeth looked squeaky clean and less yellowish. The buildup around my teeth lessened as well.

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