Starting this blog post with a very tumblr-ish photo taken by my sister.
Oh June! time flies so fast and we’re already done with the first half of the year. Did you already achieve something? I don’t know but I have this something inside me that I want to achieve this year or I’m not satisfied of what I have right now. Maybe because I’m working already, and it really consuming too much of my time that leads to forgetting to pamper myself, have a good conversation with my family, enjoy my rest day, update this blog and all. I am planning to have a vacation on September so I’m saving up money but I realize I have to think of other plans too. I think I don’t have to focus myself on one particular goal, instead I should make goals, a lot, so that I’ll have time for myself to stress out of work.
What I’ve been doing lately aside from working on papers at the office, I’m currently on a major clean up of my closet. So if you guys interested, I’m posting the items on my Instagram @itsmariahazel. Some stuff that I’ve been selling are used once, or not used at all, worn only for a couple of minutes for an outfit shoot. :)
Anyways, here’s a back to school outfit for students out there. Enjoy!
Unboxing my Salad Box X Regatta May 2014
In partnership of Regatta with Salad Box this month of May, take a look what’s inside it! Obviously, it’s all about necessities for your body and protection buddies from the heat of the sun. This isn’t my first salad box, I have received one, when Salad Box is just starting to grow in the market.
To review what is SaladBox, here’s a quick description. SaladBox is a monthly mystery box subscription service—you’ll never know what you’re gonna get. Exciting right? Your box will be filled with deluxe samples of beauty and lifestyle products that will surely fit your everyday needs that will be base on your beauty profile. If you want to know more of SaladBox, type www.saladbox.com.ph
on your browser and hit enter!
My favorite is the limited eau de toilette that serves as their 25th anniversary gift to everybody. I love the scent so much, my kind of fragrance that I could wear all day long. Along with my fave, are chocolate and apple lip balm with sun screen protection, sun block spray with spf 70, a cute little mirror and a little tester fragrance for men ( not on photos ) exclusively from Regatta X Saladbox.
Love, Maria Hazel
A quick outfit post from the Regatta x Saladbox Styling contest that I attended
last Saturday at SM Mega Mall. Trend-spotting alert from head to toe.
Wearing my superb sunglasses and scene-stealer flats saves the day!
What do you think? ;)
Love, Maria Hazel ♥
What to Wear to a Taylor Swift’s Concert 2014
I’m a huge fan of Taylor Swift! I love the way she sings, the songs that she composed, her curls, her straight hair, her red lips, her pale lips, and how she dress up! I absolutely love everything about her! I’m obsessed with all her songs (even though sometimes, I can’t relate with it haha ), I love the tunes, the genre, the lyrics and what else? hmmm. She’s perfect! Now that she will be having a concert here in Manila on June 6, I’m so frustrated that I can’t attend her concert because of two epic reasons! I’m not aware that it will be this June until I saw it on a commercial last April, and I don’t have enough money lol! only if I have more time to save. sigh! Well, I’m sure that it won’t be her last concert here so I promise to see you on your next concert here in Manila soon Swifty.
So for girls out there who will attending on June 6, here are some comfy style guide that you probably want to wear on that fabulous event or you could even wear like everyday!
Here’s Taylor Swift’s outfit inspiration but take a look of my own style that I combined on the photo below.
I added a little twist by adding some modern pieces.
Of course, everybody love this Taylor’s outfit. Throwback with one of the adorable and stylish outfit of TS!
Get this look by clicking the links below
To achieve this look, you may check out the links below to see the items that I have mix and match! :)
I hope you like Swifties! Love, Maria Hazel
view hi-res photos here
Recent Beauty Skin Care
I am not one of the girls that are blessed with bright, fair and flawless skin that’s why I have to maintain taking care of it especially to my face by taking lots of beauty products. I’ve discovered that papaya soap are really effective when it comes to whitening your skin tone after I tried using it when I was in second year college.
I don’t want to post any horrifying throwback photos here so let’s just say that my face is not that bright and fair way back then. I know, all girls will come to the point that you wanted to look better, that you will be conscious to your skin, to your looks and everything on you that you think would makes you prettier.
Who doesn’t want a pimple-free and fresh-looking face? There are girls that are so blessed that even though they don’t wash their face, or get exhausted to polluted places, they don’t get pimples at all. I envy those girls. *sigh But stop wishing it in your dreams, if you know to yourself that you need extra effort to have those, then do it, invest on products that would make you feel satisfied on your skin.
My friend introduced me to Royal Beauty Kojic Papaya Soap and I’ve been using it for two weeks now. Personally, since I am using papaya soaps since then, I tried a lot of it with different brands so I can say that kojic papaya by Royale Beauty
is effective too. It moisturizes and helps me maintain my face right now. Thanks Mikara for the soap. :)
( My make-up free face )
My face is sensitive from the heat of the sun and also, when I don’t wash my face before going to sleep. There are times that I just wash my face with water only after a very exhausting day, I thought it was okay but I realize that every time I skip using soap, I always have a pimple on my face. That’s why I always try to find time to keep my face pimple-free by using papaya soap from Royal Beauty, Kojie-San Cleanser/Toner and my Pond’s cream that I’ve been using since college days. Personally, it really helps moisturizing my face.
When it comes to moisturizing cream, I think it also depends on the hiyang-factor because we have different types of skin, so don’t get tired trying and seeking for the perfect cream for your face.
My recent discovery that I also find effective is the PureDerm spot reducer patches that for me is preventing pimples to pop out and right now I’m using Clear Smooth Maybelline BB Stick every time I go to somewhere else. That’s all I can share with you guys! I hope you find this post informative too.
Love always, Maria Hazel
Styling Event with Regatta x SaladBox
Hey guys! If you’ve been following me on Instagram @itsmariahazel, you probably saw my post about me going to SM Mega Mall to join the styling contest with Regatta in collaboration with Salad Box. At first, I’m not sure if I could come because I have work every Saturday, but with the encouraging words from my friends, I decided to join in. This is my first time ever, to finally join contests like this because I’m not really into such events, meet new people especially to my fellow bloggers that I’m just following and just saw them through their blogs. So it’s a new thing for me, such an amazing experience. What makes me want to go to this event is because it’s Regatta.
What is Regatta? It’s a Filipino clothing brand founded in 1989. I never thought that it’s a Filipino brand because every time I visit their shop, all I can see is beach style perfection clothes with world-class quality. No sugar coating here, seriously it’s the truth. Their collections are mostly shirts with soothing colors of various prints, comfy and carefree style of dresses, fashionable bags that are perfect for beach hopping, and don’t miss out the lovely prints of bikinis that totally screams summer!
Check out these photos of their collections, all fresh from newly open Regatta at SM Mega Mall along with the styling action with my partner, fellow blogger Ms. Kat of KikaysiKat.com
and our model Shasha
( My face tho. *face palm haha * )
And the styling begins! We only have 30 minutes to style our model and the items should be below 1,000 pesos in total. Very impossible right? I actually have checked their collections before the event starts, so I already have an idea what to choose, mix and match to style, but it didn’t thought of looking at the price of each items, so doom, I don’t know what to do. But thanks to my partner, Kat, she’s so brilliant about making a men’s polo turned into a dress. I’ve already watched that video on youtube but I don’t know how to do it. With Kat doing her job on how to make it into dress, I added some ideas on how to make it look better. On the last 10 minutes, Regatta crew decided to add 1,000 pesos total in items, I wanted to go grab a shorts and tank top but we don’t have enough time so we decided to get a tote bag. And tadaaaa! we made it! A creative finish with Kat’s idea. I totally love the look of Shasha, very fashionable, very creative and totally chic. Great experience with Kat. :)
I totally enjoyed the experience though I didn’t got the chance to talk to other bloggers because I’m in a hurry too, maybe next time? And congratulations to the winners, Carizza Chua
and Michael Macalos
who styled their models with carefree and comfortable style in which the Regatta Crew wants to see.
Sail Away with Regatta
Regatta has opened its newest store at SM Megamall last April 29th.
Regatta is an iconic Filipino clothing brand known for its classic, casual and outdoor style.
The brand has grown to 29 stores nationwide and 2 concessions in key cities. It has developed its brand character as a casual leisure wear that portrays the atmosphere from sea & coast to town & country- thus elements such as rowing oars, life savers, wood planks, boat modules and a fireplace with a deer head, ornate the entire store.
Visit Regatta’s newest branch at 3rd Level, Bldg A of SM Megamall to shop for outfits perfect this summer!
I’ll be joining their styling contest this Saturday, I hope to see you there! :)
Like Regatta on Facebook here! :)
Into the Ocean
Hello Philippines! Hello World. And hello May, time flies so fast! It’s the month of colorful and cheerful feast on every streets in the Philippines especially Flores de Mayo. This is the last month for you guys to fully enjoy the heat of the sun because June is the start of rainy month. And students will come back to school ( I’m so sorry guys, lol ) So this is a very backlog post! Seriously?! This is what I wore last week to our Manila Ocean Park tour. It was my first time to get there and it’s so fun to lurk around seeing underwater creatures! I’ve seen different kinds of fishes, jellyfish, sea lions, birds and more! My favorite experience is when we went to a Antarctic inspired room with fake snow and wooh, I just can’t take how cold it was. The thick jacket was not enough to warm my body. Well at t least, I’ve experienced how cold the temperature it would be in snowy countries which I really want to try. Soon :)
Switch to my outfit, I’m wearing an off shoulder top that I got from Zalora, which I think the most stylish thing I’ve ever wore on a sunny day. Usually I only wear simple tops with spaghetti straps. I’ve seen that off shoulders is a like a trend right now so I’ve give it a try. Hope you like it! :)
Cross My Heart
Cross my heart, hope to die. Stick a needle in my eye. “
Such a cutie sunglasses added to my collection! Perfect accessory for your sunny trip this very hot summer. I could really feel the heat these days. Well, I hope I could experience the cold too just like in other countries where they could plan the change of clothes in their closet because of their weather change.
So unfortunately, for internet sake! we don’t have any internet connection since last week that’s why I had a very boring short vacay. I just stayed at our house watching more biblical and meaningful movies since its hol week. Well at least, I had a very tiring yet happy easter sunday! (photos on my next post)
Luckily, I have a new source of internet connection as I purchased a plan. And since I have monthly bills already that I should settle on time, I made a budget plan. Oh my goshhh, at least I have applied my skills being an accountant to my personal life. What an achievement! lol.
Kidding aside, here’s another outfit inspiration for your oh-so-hot summer getaway! I personally love all the details on my outfit.
5 Seconds of Summer
Baby, it’s Friday! I’m looking forward for Sunday cheat day! I could eat whatever I want on that day! I’m practicing no rice meals for almost three weeks and I could see teeny weeny progress though. I believe losing 1.5 kilograms is quite a big thing in just three weeks by just dieting! But I hope I could finally get motivation to start exercising everyday. I really want to lost all these fats that I’ve gained for the past 8 months since I started working. Food have been my stress reliever since college but I totally lost all the control when I started working, I felt so starved after hours of analyzing and computing on my table.
So I started on vegetables and fruits only for the first week. Nothing else but fruits and veggies. I know its hard, but you have to control yourself if you really want to achieve your goal! My goal is to lose weight, I want to get back on 39 kilograms. By now, I’m eating light meals, and still no for rice. I sometimes cheat but still on control. Next goal, get some inspiration and motivation to exercise.
" She believed she could, so she did. "
Anyways, here’s an outfit idea for your summer vacation just in case you’re going somewhere for the upcoming holy week non-working holidays! I don’t have any island hoping plans for this summer but let’s see.. I will be having a vacation soon, but not for now. First things first. Have a blast! Ciao.
So after weeks of semi-hiatus, here’s a post that my blogger or internet connection won’t let me upload the photos. After this post, I may not post again til the end of March. Why oh why? Because my camera is still in the Canon service center. Actually, we have already experiencing some problems about it since the first week of the year but I thought, we just overused the cam. Never I thought that this would happen. Suddenly, it can’t focus, so I’ve searched of possible things to do to make the autofocus work again because I ain’t pro about camera stuff. Then I gave up, and asked for the assistance of Canon service center, guess what’s the problem of my dslr? They said that there’s a ‘fungus’ around the lens? Like whuuuttt? Okay fine, at least it’s still covered with warranty service, I just have to wait for two weeks so hopefully, my camera is ready on April! So I can post a lot of outfit posts again and to say hi to summer. :)
Anyways, here’s an outfit post that comes with a simple denim on denim pair. I think I saw this kind of outfit too while browsing fashionable women’s clothes at Zalora
so I pulled off this denim shirt and pants. I think I will forever love floral prints, I don’t know, I have this urge when it comes to flower printed clothes, I find it really cute so I decided to wear again my floral corset that compliments the color of my new World Balance
topsider shoes. I so love my denim shirt in here, haha it looks like some sort of a brand’s campaign, don’t you think? I don’t wanna mention brands but I can only think of two! Well, I hope this would help you on styling your outfit too. I think this outfit would look better for college students. Stay fab! :)
What I wore?
Watch: ( Daniel Wellington ) /Bag: ( Cosé )
Let’s Bling it On!
Hola! It’s been a month since the last time I posted in here. Finally, I got my camera and its now on its full force to take outfit shots! It’s as good as brand new again. There are so many parts especially on the lenses that they changed so I don’t have to be in trouble again with focusing subjects. Oh, I miss writing a blog posts. I miss writing on my blog even though I’m not sure if they’re people reading this. Haha. If you ever happen visited my blog with the past couple of weeks that I’m gone, well thank you. :)
This serve as my come back blog post. Blings and some of my shopping hauls. I ain’t good handling my money these days. Been addicted to shopping stuff that I used to be contented with window shopping only but now uh-oh, I should control myself because shopping is not my cardio and my wallet will cry, a lot.
Some blings are new on my blogger mail from rings & tings
, the anchor charm on my bracelet is perfection and my current fave.
he first three accessories is from Rings & Tings, then my fave rose pendant necklace and I bought that Casio watch and heart shaped sunglasses from American Eagle Outfitters. I’ve been searching everywhere for the watch with gold-plated on the front too, lucky me it was restock at Time Depot last month. And I just stumbled upon my lovely sunglasses which is the last piece at American Eagle store. Not thinking twice, bought it too, just perfect for summer.
Til my next post! :) Stay tuned for awesome outfit pairings and mix matching posts.
High-res photos on my blogspot
On the Countryside
Who doesn’t love peace on the breezy and quiet spot on the countryside while only listening to the sound of birds humming? I love travelling places with my boyfriend especially to places where there’s only few people walking and taking their own tour. We went to BlueRoze farm last Sunday to take outfit shots and also to relax ourselves from stress. I’ve been there when I was in college but never looked around because we have an activity so when my friend told me that this place is nice for taking pictures, we decided to go here. Unfortunately, we arrived late in the afternoon and the weather isn’t cooperating so we took pictures very fast and never got the chance to wander around the whole place. But we’ll come back for sure.
Sunflower and daisy prints are like the trend for spring so be sure to get one for yourself. I’ve been obsessed with florals but addicted to vintage roses but now sunflower and daisy prints are my thing too! I will definitely save again some money for shopping because my budget for that is now empty due to impulsive shopping last week, buying stuff for my family and bit for myself. That’s why I don’t want to avail any credit cards because even me, myself, think that it is not advisable for me to get one. Lol.
Happy Sunday everyone. :)
My hair is still not yet colored when we took this pic but I got em colored again today with light brown! Photos soon!
Say hi mister sheep behind me, relaxing birds and smiling ostrich. HAHAHA
What I wore?
It’s TGIS! Yeah, I have work until Saturday so I’m not like most people who loves Friday! And finally, the internet connection tonight is quite good to make these photos appear. It should have been posted last Wednesday but I’m having a trouble with our internet connection.
Hello March! And I promise to get fit starting tomorrow. Well I hope I could wake up early for jogging. I miss the sweat. Hahahaha. I really need to lose all these baby fats. :(
I posted this outfit layout on Instagram last week on @itsmariahazel and decided to wear them on an outfit post. Can you feel the summer? I hope this inspire you for any outfit ideas. :) Personally, I love everything on this outfit, the details are so me and my new flats ( link here )
are so striking and freakin’ scene stealer for that day.
When I’m Gone
And sooo I am back. Finally after a very hectic week at work, tadaaaaa! This post has been sleeping on my drafts for a week or two, I can’t hardly remember the last time I post on my blog. So many things happen on my life lately, I don’t even know what should I share first. Emergerd, even while writing this post, I am still on the rush. Well, my office has been transferred already somewhere quite near from my house so I don’t have to wake up and rush over the busy roads of Makati. Less stress, I hope so. I will be updating my blog this week and post lots of outfits before March begins. Woo, time flies so fast. :)
Speaking of March, the month before the official summer days begins! Are you ready for the beach? Me? I’m not. I hope I can slim down my body that fast. I’m getting bigger than ever! Can someone teach me how to have a proper diet and make it successful? I have so many inspirations of having a nice figure and getting at least my figure back in shape but I’m lacking in motivation. Help me!
Since I am trying to avoid myself look bigger, I am practicing to wear loose shirts. Wearing them doesn’t make me feel figure-conscious and it’s really comfortable. All you have to do is to think how will you style them with your shorts or skirts or probably skort to make your outfit adorable. :)
What I wore?