Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What's New in the Shop

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The weather's getting hotter, and we can almost smell summer. New uploads at the Shop, the first for the year, are made mostly of light-weight materials and reminiscent of hot summer days of past.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Human Heart Nature

Photobucket Being a consumer, and trying to be a thrifty consumer, I always try to make my purchases "make sense." While my small aparador is bursting to the seams, my beauty products are limited and well-edited. I am not a beauty junkie and do not hoard a lot of beauty stuff. I always want to keep things efficient. To illustrate, I don't want to waste water, and money, and products, I shampoo my hair every other day. This habit eliminated too much build-up in my scalp. While my hair is thin and fine and straight, and does not need chemical straightening, my scalp is a problem. I feel that my scalp is undernourished. I have tried several hair conditioners but they all failed me -- Creamsilk, Pantene, and L'Oreal. They were boo. Creamsilk was too heavy and left my face oily. Pantene was not effective and only left my scalp drier. L'Oreal was worse. I could not comb my hair after. It got tangled and was not smooth. Then I discovered (advertisement?). Ok, ok. I've had a Human Heart Nature Catalog in my bed stand for almost 4 months when I finally decided to buy a conditioner. I was actually going to buy a line of products but I still had enough soap and shampoo, so I didn't think it was practical. This conditioner lasted me about a month, or less. I used it generously because I liked that my hair felt very clean after rinsing. I also used it every other two days. I felt I met my conditioner soulmate. :P But no. I did not like the calamansi smell of this, so when I finished this whole bottle, I bought another one, the one with Gugo and Calamansi and Peppermint, and I could truly say I was in conditioner heaven. I loved the peppermint and the cool feeling when rinsing. What's even better with Human Heart Nature products in general is that they are "100% no harmful chemicals and 100% made in the Philippines." Based on this conditioner alone, I can say the product is of good quality and is well-priced. I don't and won't feel guilty buying these products, knowing I am not adding pollutants and not harming myself; instead, I am helping. The company, which is related to Gawad-Kalinga, has been in the market for some time and I regretted that I only discovered it last year. But it's never too late to make a positive switch right? More of Human Heart Nature in this Web site and Facebook page. *** This is not a paid write-up.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Glitter & Green

Photobucket Photobucket I did say that I got hooked to green the past days before and after the New Year. These pictures were taken on New Year's Eve. My boyfriend treated me to a cup of coffee at a coffeeshop near their house. And because the coffeeshop was deserted, we took photos. :P Am wearing: green cardigan - thrifted few years ago glitter top - bought from a friend skirt - thrifted

Friday, January 13, 2012

The First Movie of the Year

Photobucket Every year, I always try to watch at least one entry of the MMFF. The past year we've been watching lots of Filipino movies thanks to Studio 23. This year, I watched Asiong Salonga. I'm not going to make a review because I am not a movie critic, but someone from the cinema actually clapped loudly at the end of the movie. He (because he was also cheering during the last fight scene) probably missed watching Pinoy action movies. This is what I wore when I watched the movie. Am wearing: dress - H&M, from my amiga in the eurozone top - used as a jacket, from my baptismal ninang shoes - from my aunt clutch - from my boyfriend's sister necklace - actually a belt, from my aunt

Monday, January 9, 2012

It's More Fun in the Philippines


The "It's More Fun in the Philippines" virus has bitten me. With a lot of people making "more fun" memes, I couldn't help but join.  As a Filipino, I could list a thousand fun things in the Philippines (but at the back of my mind, I think only those who've been to other countries could say it's "more" fun in the Philippines, which makes me ask, is the campaign targeted mostly for foreigners and for pseudo-foreigners?) On to the meme, because I am a thift shop fan, I made a meme about thrift shopping.  My boyfriend took this picture in Baguio where thrift shopping/ukay-ukay/wagwagan all started. :)

Make your own meme here

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy Halloween


I remembered I had an orange long-sleeved shirt in high school that I wore when we had a tour. I thought people were thinking why is she wearing an ugly orange? My classmates used to tease me about that orange shirt and I did not understand why the teasing. Now, about 15 years later, I find the color orange difficult to wear. You'll look like you're in for a Halloween night. How do you wear orange?

Am wearing:
thrifted leather jacket
orange shirt, gift
white vintage shorts
black vintage flats
downtown-bought necklace

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Green Weekend


These days I've been obsessed with green and has been wearing green almost every time I go out.

lacy top - sold here
green skirt - sold here
sandals - dept. store
bag - gift

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Was 2011 a good year for me? Of course! It might not have been the best year, and I was ready to bid it goodbye even before its last day, but there were blessings and good things that came my way. I only remembered one resolution I made for 2011 -- and that is to get a passport, which I never did. This year, 2012 (because it's going to be the end of the world), I'll resolve to get that passport.  I'll also resolve to:

   * buy and wear more vintage. The "more" was placed after "wear" to emphasize that I'm going to wear more and not buy more. (so help me, God).

   * wear more shoes, and leave the slippers at home. :D

   * DIY. Make more handcrafted gifts, decor, and accessories.

   * eat healthier, and drink more water.

   * work harder.

   * bond more with family and friends.


Happy New Year one and all! And thank you! (with all my love) hugs and kisses, Psyche

Am wearing:
polka dot dress - thrifted
stockings - SM dept. store
shoes - Janeo
bag - vintage

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