It's been a long time since my last travel and as much as I wanted to travel outside of the country or to another province I still have anxiety. But, to overcome this anxiety I must face the "new normal" of travelling in baby steps. One of the safest ways to travel is to do camping, you have your own little private area, not too crowded, and slow activities. But where? I stumbled upon on the Internet this beautiful lake in Sriracha an hour and a half from Pattaya (where I currently live), Lake View Resort.



Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Every pregnancy is unique and for "first-time moms-to-be" like me, I get excited with everything from what to wear, skincare routine, what to buy for the baby and postpartum stuff. If you can just see my phone full of screenshots of the online store and my overflowing cart ready to be check-out, that's how excited I am. However, I find it very costly to get pregnant especially for clothing, my clothes do not fit anymore and also my undergarments. Luckily I found these maternity clothing hacks that really saved my pocket.


Thursday, December 9, 2021

When it comes to hair care, it's the least of my worries if you have been around you know that I prioritized my skin first rather than the make-up or hair care. I used to plan to go to the salon for a hair fix but since I get pregnant I have to put it aside and prioritize my well being and my baby's first. That's why I'm very picky when it comes to my shampoo and conditioner making sure that the products are safe. I'm happy that Coreelle reached out to me and send me the Mellow Touch products like the Ultra Hair Repair Treatment and No Wash Protein Mist Hair Pack and an added Rice Wash-Off Facial Mask from the House of Dowha. 



Wednesday, December 1, 2021

 






Shapewear has always been there since the Roman era women bound their chests just to get that ideal small-chested and large-hipped figure. In the Victorian era, corsets became so popular for women, corsets can shrink their waist down to the smallest size. And now corset evolve into shapewear, there are still who fancy corsets and still, keep using them as shapewear sometimes as part of the outfit. Shapewear will strengthen and firm your body. It also helps to reduce the pain in the lower back and lumbar area. This will enhance your walking and sitting posture. Now, let me give you a quick guide in choosing your shapewear.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

 What is the purpose of a hair mask? Why a hair mask is so important? so many "Why?" But hair mask provides moisturizing and nourishing hair, they are helpful for dry, damaged and frizzy hair. I do have a damaged hair because I was obsessed with having the perfect hair. But then I realized I cannot afford to always go to the salon to fix my dying hair every day so I need a better and long term solution and found the best hair mask products in the market from affordable to luxury.



Thursday, August 5, 2021

 Have you ever wonder how do fashion brands come up with the same colors each year? Do they talk and decide? Who really decide what will be the fashion color each year? These questions really bothered me. So as everyone has been doing, I did my research and I discovered Pantone.


Thursday, July 22, 2021

 "Researchers Keith Jacobs and Frank Hustmyer discovered in 1974 that colors can greatly affect our moods and the way other people respond to us. Amazingly, colors can even change our heart rate, blood pressure and respiration." --https://www.scienceofpeople.com/color-psychology/.


Thursday, July 8, 2021

 I've stopped using make-up for two years now, I just felt like having natural beauty is much better than always on full-faced makeup. I focus on getting my skin much better. Then, a month ago, I don't know what happened but suddenly I missed wearing make-up but I wanted basic or everyday make-up so I search on the website and social media what's the best make-up at an affordable price, then I found Cutepress.


Thursday, June 10, 2021

 Father's day is fast approaching this coming June 20, 2021, are you ready for your presents or gifts for your dad's; husband; partner; or someone dear to you who is a father? If none, then here are my top 5 Father's day gift ideas for 2021. 


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

 The season is changing in most of Asia, usually, there are only Summer and Rainy day season. I've been living in the Philippines and Thailand and there are only two seasons, however, there is a cold season in Thailand when it's December and January. Right now, we've been experiencing unpredictable rainy days, that's why I would like to share with you loves my top three rainy day outfits that surely will inspire you.



Wednesday, May 26, 2021

 Since I've decided to use my Icosmetica Philippines once a month for peeling, I tried to go back to my usual skincare routine, toner, moisturizer and sunblock. I used the Dear Klairs Preparation Facial Toner and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Mini before, but it didn't satisfy me after I finished the bottle. And I heard this new hype on Youtube The Ordinary products. 


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

 It's been quite some time now since my last staycation, I think it was in February and I needed something new experience. I've always seen these amazing Siargao vlogs of David Guison and Angelique Manto. And like boy! I needed that Island vacation, however, it's quite hard to travel these days outside Pattaya, Thailand (where I'm currently living). So I decided why not bring the Siargao or island vacation vibe here in Pattaya.



Wednesday, May 12, 2021

 Ever since I am a "fashionista" girl, then I started blogging and share here my outfit ideas, suggestions and tips. My style changes from time to time, I don't have a specific style, it depends on my mood. Sometimes I like to wear sexy but classy, pastels and girly, tomboy chic look and many more. But one thing I know I am obsessed with blazers or coats. 



Wednesday, May 5, 2021

 We are so excited to travel again as Thailand already allowed locals and Expats to travel again around Thailand as long as we are not in risky places. I really wanted to travel outside Pattaya or farther away from Pattaya but I still felt hesitant and I felt anxious about travelling again. So we decided to take things slowly and travel to the nearest place first, we went to Kho Larn Island, cuz I heard there are new cafes in Koh Larn that are so interesting to visit. 




Kho Larn Island or Coral Island is the nearest Island in Pattaya it will just take 45 minutes of ferry travel from Pattaya to the Island. I've already made Blog post about Kho Larn, you may visit the links below:


TRAVEL DIARY: KHO LARN ISLAND, THE PERFECT BEACH SITE: http://www.itsbeyondimaginations.com/2018/07/travel-diary-kho-larn-island-perfect.html 


MYTH THE SPACE OF SECRET IN KOH LARN ISLAND THAILAND: http://www.itsbeyondimaginations.com/2020/03/myth-space-of-secret-in-koh-larn-island.html


THE NEW NORMAL OF TRAVELING IN THAILAND

Please be reminded that Thailand is very strict in implementing safety and health protocols for travelling. Make sure to have the Morchana app, wear a face mask all the time and proper handwashing or bringing your own alcohol.

When you are visiting places around Thailand including Kho Larn Island, they will check your temperature and you need to scan the given QR code in the Morchana app and of course, you have to wear your face mask all the time.


We took the ferry from Bali Hai Pier for only 30 THB and when we arrived in Kho Larn we rented a motorbike for a day for 250 THB.

 

1. Sea you again Kho Larn: The first café that we visited is a unique café that is not like any others. Their café theme is like comic 3D art everything in the café is painted even their food tray. I honestly like their 3D theme, so minimal and clean. I'm not sure if the owner's spent a lot with his/her café décor but I guessed he/she saved a lot instead of buying decors and flowers they just painted the decors on the walls like 3D painting, this is honestly wise in terms of cost containment but at the same time a unique idea. Their staff are so lovely as well, they are really hospitable and friendly. We ordered one mango smoothie and one burger, the burger really tastes good, the beef patty is so tender. I also adore their burger bun it is so fresh and soft. The mango smoothie is flavorful, not too sweet and not too bland, they really use the real mango fruit and not syrup. The most exciting part of Sea you Again Café is that they have a cute, furry and big cat. I'm not really sure if the gender is he or she but I'll just assume (hope I'm right) that she is a she. Overall, I highly recommend visiting Sea you Again in Kho Larn because it is really worthy to visit and I think the café is a perfect laidback place during the afternoon. 













2. Indigo Café - This is a wise decision that we visited Indigo Café after the first one because the place is just small and they have just limited options on their menu. Indigo Café is located in Rimtalay resort, the café itself is not spacious I think they can only accommodate 6 groups of people. I like the interior design because of their glass wall it makes the indoor breathable, airy and good lighting. Most of their drinks are different kinds of coffee, teas, mocktails and cocktails. I haven't seen that they offer fruit juices or smoothies, during this time the sun is so up and all I wanted is a fresh fruit juice or any drinks that are not coffee or tea, however, since they don't have juices we ordered the closest one green milk tea. The only thing that we enjoyed the most at Indigo Café is their high stairs if you are afraid of heights I suggest not to risk. It really looks so easy to step on it going up but when you are almost at the top the stairs are starting to get shaky. Scary! but If you have the will to get that perfect Instagram photo then claim it girl! After millions of poses, we then head out to the next and last café for lunch. 









3. Fat Submarine Café & Restaurant - Perfect decision that we visited Fat Submarine Café & Restaurant last and for lunch. The restaurant is just in front of the beach inside the market in Kho Larn, it looks so small outside but when you go inside it is so wide and very spacious. I honestly love the vibe, the perfect place to settle down after a tiring day travelling around Kho Larn with the sun so hot. The restaurant is divided into 4 sections, they have a Bali vibe indoor, alfresco facing the ocean, garden area facing the ocean as well and 2nd floor. We seated at the alfresco, the ocean breeze is so refreshing, so calming and so relaxing. Fat Submarine Café & Restaurant is definitely worth to visit. Their foods are quite expensive but it's really mouthwatering. We ordered crispy pork and rice topped with egg, another rice mixed with fish and pasta ( I do apologize as I forgot the correct name of these foods). My favorite dish is the crispy pork, it is so appetizing, the taste is not too sweet but it's really crispy. Aside from the best atmosphere and good food, the staff are very kind and helpful as well. When we billed out and get out of the place, we experienced difficulties in turning on the motorbike engine that we rented. It doesn't start no matter what my boyfriend does, there is still gasoline and it seems like it took us 5 minutes to figure out what is wrong. Luckily the staff of the restaurant willingly helped us and finding out that you have to keep the motorbike foot stand before the engine will turn on. It's funny that we've been driving for a half-day already and we didn't notice this. Anyways! problem is solved. If you are visiting Kho Larn and looking for a place to have lunch or dinner I highly recommend Fat Submarine Cafe & Restaurant.  








And that's it loves, our Café and Restaurant adventure in Koh Larn Island. I am very inspired by the Thai because even in the given situation they still managed to be strong and keep their business running. There are many establishments that shutdowns or declared bankruptcy but there are still some of them who still fight their business and livelihood. That's why if we are able to extend our help let's support locals. Till the next travel blog. Keep safe loves! 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

 As a creative content creator, I always look for inspirations to create something wonderful whether a blog post, Instagram curated photos, product design or anything. I remember when I was in high school I started cutting out pictures from the magazines and make a collage or for professional people they called it "Moodboard". That's why Emily Oberg, LA-based art director turned her mood boards into a successful brand Sporty & Rich.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

 We always have these basic clothing items in our wardrobe like a sweater, button-up or button-down white shirt, blazer, classic jeans, little black dress, pants, and a white T-shirt. However, I don't have the perfect button-down or button-up white shirt until I find this Land Tiger.





TRIVIA

What's the difference between a button-down and a button-up shirt? During the day I wrote this blog post about white long sleeve polo shirts, I thought the only term for this type of clothing is only a button-down shirt. When I did my research there's also a button-up shirt, and I was like "what?!" Then I figured out there's an important difference between the button-up and a button-down. So, a button-up shirt is a shirt that has buttons placed all the way up to the front, right up to your neck. While the button-down shirt is a button-up shirt with buttons on the corners of the collar when you attach them. See the pictures below for a better understanding. 


Source: https://images.app.goo.gl/CFXub82fxGghAwkPA



I already have a button-up shirt even before when I was in my teens but I could not find the perfect fit for me. Most influencers and Fashion guru recommend borrowing or buy a men's size button-up or button-down shirt because they have a more perfect fit and you can style them with anything. Well, I kinda agree so I bought the Land Tiger button-up shirt and finally I found the one. The fit is just right, not too big and not too fit, I love the length of it because I can style it like a dress just wrapped my waist with a nice belt and it's a date. I choose the color white because it's basic and timeless and it can be wear to anywhere and anytime except if there's a dres's code to an invite, plus you can mix and match with any color. 


So here are my 2 ways on how I style my button-up white shirt.


1. To date with friends or partner - I layered the button-up shirt with the nude strappy top on top. Paired with boyfriend jeans and black heels. The nude strappy top will break the too formal vibe especially when you are hanging out with friends. It should be relaxing and fun and not looking like a boss. 




2. To work - I paired my button-up white shirt with my black pants, as we all know white and black are the classic colors. And 90% in the working industry in Asia white and black uniform is a must. To upgrade the look I tied my H&M knitted sweater around my shoulder and wear black pointed heels.



Why do you need to own a white button-up or button-down shirt?

  1. It's a timeless piece. Since it was introduced by Brooks Brothers in 1896 it never goes out in Fashion. It becomes the must-have clothing item in our wardrobe and a must-have in the business industry whether you are an owner or an employee. 
  2. It's versatile. You can mix and match with your other clothes or layered with any colours that you have and still, it will look perfect. 
  3. It's everywhere. Owning a button-up or button-down shirt is not hard to find, it seems like everyone is selling this type of shirt. From locals or street store to luxurious brand. You can even find it in the second-hand store. The prices are also affordable if you choose to buy at a local store.


Hope you like my blog post for today, what style do you like? 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

 Chonburi has become one of the top destinations in Thailand, especially if you are in Bangkok, Pattaya, or nearby places. Chonburi has more attractions now to offer, from the glass bridge in Sriracha or what they called Wat Khao Thabaek; Bang Pu bird sanctuary; Grand Canyon Chonburi; and a lot more. However, Chonburi has an area of 4,363 km² and some of the tourist attractions are far from each other so it's highly recommended to stay overnight and it's ideal to stay in the beautiful sanctuary Patoey House


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

I had been obsessed with Rejuvenating set these past few months, and it made me worried one day that if I peel-off every single time what would happen to my skin? I don't like the answer that's been running around my head. So I decided to make a routine for my skincare, I'll do my rejuvenating once a month then normal daily skincare. And the next problem I encounter is that what skincare products should I use? It's been a long time that I haven't used other skincare aside from my rejuvenating sets. Then I did my research on what's hot and what's not nowadays for skincare. Then suddenly I remember that Kylie Jenner had been obsessed with Hyaluronic acid.



Wednesday, February 17, 2021

 Aside from facemask, Faceshield had been a necessity during this day it protects us more from the harmful virus, and at the same time, we protect others as well. One of the countries that implemented Faceshield as a "MUST" when you step out from your door, is the Philippines. And since the face shield became in demand in the market a lot of business entities produced different styles and kinds of face shields.  And one of them is the Vue shield.



Wednesday, February 10, 2021

 Since I've been a constant follower of Ida Anduyan, Angelique Manto, and Faye Balogo, I found myself obsessing with browns, nudes, grays, and any muted colors. And there is a recent trend that I'm obsessing about, the Padded T-shirt. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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