Hey everyone. I’m on Flickr now! I’m actually gonna use it for photographing various kinds of subjects. Here’s my url:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mscelinep/

If you have an account, please add me. If you don’t you can still browse around. There are many great photos in there. If you’re interested in just browsing beautiful photos, I highly recommend spending even just 10 minutes there.

I hope you all are having a great week! πŸ™‚

WTWW: Wedges

Whew! It’s been a while since I blogged a fashion-related post. Well, here it is! Today’s topic is wedges. You may probably recognize this trend since it has been around for quite a long time. Wedges are great especially if you’re not one of those people who can last for hours in a pair of stilettos, but still need the extra oomph! Here are some ideas on how to wear wedges:

I, personally, don’t choose to wear wedge slides, but they are as great as wedge sandals. I think pairing a reasonably high wedge slides would look great with a pair of shorts. In this set, I chose to pair a color block top with some printed denim shorts, add some funky sunglasses, and finish with a hobo printed shoulder bag.Β When I think of high heels (wedges or stilettos), I immediately think of the word “sophisticated”. This look is very laid-back which balances the sophistication of the wedge slides.

WTWW Series -- Wedges
Another trend that I’m seeing a lot this summer is wearing a romper with wedges. Again, I would probably choose a reasonable height for my heels especially when wearing shorts, skirts, or rompers. I chose this particular pair of wedges because of the print, but it would be nice to have them in a lower heel height. I paired the rose-colored romper with a basic cardigan. You can pull the sleeves up if you think it’s too hot for a cardigan or you can choose to wear this ensemble at night. The belt — you can do so much with it. You can either tie it on the romper or outside on the cardigan or you can choose to not wear it at all. I like the lavender belt, though since it contrasts the colors in the romper. It’s an unexpected pop of color, but since it is still in the red family, it’s not overpowering the pinks. I finished the look with bangles that matches the romper. When accessorizing for a look like this, less is definitely more.
WTWW Series -- Wedges

Last, and definitely on the least: colors! I can’t get enough of it! For this look, I paired a coral-colored dress with some tribal, but colorful belt, mint green earrings, and a soft neutral messenger bag to tone down the girly vibe from the ruffles of the dress. When dealing with dresses, you can opt for higher than usual wedges. They will make your legs look longer, and you can thank me later.

WTWW Series -- Wedges

So, what do you think? Do you own any wedges? Would you wear this trend? What’s your favorite outfit to pair with wedges? Tell me all about it in the comments below! πŸ™‚

The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Wipes

The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Wipes is my new favorite! I got these during my recent trip to NYC. My sister wanted to go to a bookstore which happened to be in the same building as the store named The Face Shop. I haven’t heard that name before, but I was curious since Korean-brand cosmetics have good reputations in the market. Of course, I had to opt for the skincare products. I bought the travel size (20 wipes) since I was a little skeptical about them. Man, was I wrong! I should’ve bought the bulk wipes (70 wipes), and I did (even if I had to wait 2 weeks since I bought it on eBay, but it was worth it!). The wipes smell really good; they have this herbal scent which is calming in my opinion. I really enjoy using these. I think they remove make-up very well, and I don’t feel the need to wash my face after, but I still do (just in case). The wipe itself does not have any greasy feeling, and it doesn’t leave your face oily residues after you use it. It really is a great facial wipe. Unfortunately, it is not available everywhere. You could try to find it on eBay, or go to www.thefaceshop.com to find a retail store near you. Most The Face Shop stores in the US are located in CA. I think I will continue to purchase these wipes over and over again.

Fashiometric: 10/10

Ingredients

The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Wipes

The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Wipes are available at The Face Shop stores and eBay.com, $3.00 (20 sheets) and $9.00 (70 sheets) — prices may vary by location.

Disclaimer: All product/s were purchased by me.

Color Code: Chartreuse

Next up for my under $50 picks: Chartreuse. Oh, how I love this color! I think any neon color is great especially when you’re accessorizing a simple outfit. Of course, the predictable side of me would color block with a color this bright. Chartreuse is great with purple. This was inspired by a room I saw on TV years ago. I kept the accessories simple and neutral with the exception of the earrings. I think these colors work well together.

Ways to Wear: Chartreuse

So, what do you think? Do you like this color? Would you wear it? How? Tell me all about it in the comment box below! πŸ™‚

My First Inglot Freedom Palette πŸ™‚

I know — it’s been a while! I’m sorry, but I’m back with a long overdue review of my Inglot palette! If you’re not familiar with Inglot, go check out their website: www.inglotcosmetics.com. I bought this palette while I was in Miami. Personally, I think it’s cheaper to buy these in person rather than online. I paid $50.00 for the whole palette + 6% FL tax.

Now onto the review: I really love love love these eye shadows. Since they are very pigmented, a little goes a long way. I don’t have anything bad to say about these eye shadows. You might probably ask how are they compared to MAC eye shadows. Well, I can honestly say that these Inglot eye shadows kick ass. Sorry for the foul language; I had to say it. MAC eye shadows has 1.5 grams while the Inglot square eye shadows has 2.7 grams. Talk about dirt cheap! You can buy them online for $5.00 each, while MAC eye shadows are $11.00 if bought in a pan, but $14.50 in pots. The only downside I see is if you decide to purchase this in person, you’ll have to fill in all the wells in the palette, but not to worry — these comes in 2, 3, 5 and 10 palettes. I heard that Inglot will release a 20-palette. I’m not sure if they already did, but it’s already up on their website so I’m guessing it is now available. One last tip when using these eye shadows: you HAVE TO HAVE a primer. You will experience fall out, so I strongly recommend using a very good primer.

Fashiometric: 10/10

Now, I’m going to leave the judging with you. πŸ™‚

My First Inglot Freedom Palette πŸ™‚

Top L-R: Matte 328, D.S. 465, Pearl 419; Bottom L-R: Pearl 418, Pearl 414, Pearl 413

Top L-R: Pearl 419, Pearl 430, D.S. 474; Bottom L-R: Pearl 413, Matte 338, D.S. 483

L-R: Matte 328, D.S. 465, Pearl 419, Pearl 430, D.S. 474

L-R: Pearl 418, Pearl 414, Pearl 413, Matte 338, D.S. 483

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy this post.

Inglot Freedom 10 Palettes are available at Inglot stores and http://www.inglotusa.com — $50.00, prices may vary.

Disclaimer: All product/s were purchased by me.

WTWW: Maxi Skirts

Maxi Skirts are huge right now. I always see them — at the mall, at the beach, etc. Even my 3-day getaway at New York City, I see people wearing them. The key is finding one that has a very soft and comfortable fabric. If you don’t like maxi dresses, here are 3 ways on how to wear maxi skirts.

Color Block! Of course, you know how I love color blocking. If you happen to have a neon or bright-colored maxi skirt, don’t be afraid to mix it with other colors. Here I paired a purple top with a coral maxi skirt. The belt is optional. The bag and the shoes gives the whole look a native vibe, which is always good especially when you’re dealing with solid colors.

WTWW Series -- Maxi Skirt

This look is perfect for the beach. I, personally, love the yellow bag. I’ve never seen something like it anywhere. I really think it will work perfectly with any outfit that needs a pop of color. In this look, I mixed two different prints together — floral and stripes. Again, don’t be afraid. Try different prints together, you’ll be surprised. Oh, and don’t forget your floppy hat!

WTWW Series -- Maxi Skirt

This last look is probably my favorite. The sheer maxi skirt may look weird at first, but give it a chance. Since the top and the cross body bag gives a feminine look, I toned it down by throwing a pair of sneakers. It gives the whole look a spontaneous vibe. This look is perfect when you’re going out with friends or just strolling the mall.

WTWW Series -- Maxi Skirt

I hope you enjoyed this post! So what do you think? Would you wear maxi skirts? Do you own any? Let me know all about it in the comments below! πŸ™‚

A paradise beach at Uiha, Tonga

Photo Credit: LimeWave Photo via Flickr

Hello everyone! Since my vacation starts tomorrow, I’m here to share what you and I should bring when traveling. Let me share something about myself first — I am horrible at packing. I always don’t know what to bring. I’ve been in several trips to the beach, and I always end up packing more than I need. Does that ever happen to you? Well, I’m going to make it easy for the both of us. I’m here to share some tips whether you’re spending a day or a week at the beach.

  • The List

This is the most important. Create a list that will help you remember the things you HAVE to have when traveling. This includes everything from toothbrush to the littlest thing like a pair of earrings. It is possible to not include your wardrobe to the list. If you have an idea of which clothes you’re going to bring with you, write them down, but more on that later. It is okay if your list isn’t specific enough, just know which are the ones you always grab. If you have a million different facial washes, bring two — one for cleansing and one for breakouts; you never know! Just make sure you’re certain about your choices — you don’t want to bring something that you’ve purchased two days ago. You don’t even know if that certain product is going to work for you. The goal here is to relax and have a worry-free vacation!

Here is what my beach packing list looks like:

If you happen to find this interesting and useful for you, you can download the pdf file here.

  • Wardrobe

Another important thing about traveling is your outfit. Okay, maybe it is the most important — you get the point! πŸ˜€ When choosing your outfits, you should know which clothes in your closet best flatters your figure. Also, know how many clothes you need to bring. If you’re staying at the beach in 7 days, bring at least 10 change of clothes. You’ll never know what you may end up doing! However, if you have planned out everything — what you’re going to do from the first day up to the very last — plan out your outfits! This includes everything from head to toe, inside and out! Find the shoes that goes best with everything. This is why you should pack the day before, not the day of. You have to try on everything in your closet so you’ll have an idea what goes with what. If you’re planning to sticking out with the basics, bring bold accessories! The key here is to have a relaxing but fabulous summer! Besides, you better look good on those pictures, right? Right.

  • Beauty Essentials

Honestly, as much as I want to bring my entire make-up collection to this trip, I can’t. Besides, I don’t love every single product in my collection. I’ll tell you this though — I’m glad I got one of the last Clinique Bonus at Macy’s. What I love about those is that they are very travel-friendly. I have a travel size make-up remover, a palette with two eye shadows and a blush, a lipstick and lip gloss duo with SPF 15! All I have to bring is my foundation and my mascara and I’m ready to hit the road. I know what you’re thinking — why am I settling with just that, I thought of it too. I think I will add more eyeshadow rather than the boring brown that I have, but that’s about it. I’ll probably throw another blush that I’m willing to use everyday, and a couple of lip glosses. Okay, really, that’s about it! I strongly suggest that you pick all of your favorites and bring them with you since you’ll be using them everyday for the next 3 or 7 days! Also, bring a foundation or tinted moisturizer that’s darker than your current skin color unless you don’t have any plans on getting a tan. In my case, I have my two shades darker MAC Studio Fix Powder so I’m all set for that. If you don’t have a summer foundation, don’t worry, bring your bronzer! It will help, trust me.

  • Toiletries and Skin Care

Toiletries are important too, but try not to bring too much. If you’re going to be away for 1 week, make sure you have enough, but if you prefer buying them on where you’re going, do your research. Search for the nearest drugstores so you already know before leaving. For skin care, just bring what works for you. Enough said.

  • Electronics

These are optional; you don’t have to bring these if you’re planning on having a peaceful vacation. I think vacations are meant to be savored. Spend quality time with your family and/or friends. But if you’re going to drive like us, bring your electronics with you so you have something to do on the way to the beach, but once you’re in the hotel room, try to enjoy yourself! πŸ™‚

  • Camera

Last, but certainly not the least — and oops, it’s not on the list. Camera! You want to capture those memories from your vacation. Bring an extra memory card with you for when the one you already have runs out. Don’t forget your charger, too!

Photo Credit: Project-Blu.com

More Tips:

  • When putting your clothes into your luggage or weekend bag, try to roll them to save space and to avoid wrinkling. To organize your clothes furthermore, try to roll each outfit you planned out so you know which goes with what.
  • Try to pack at least two more outfits than what you need; you’ll never know what may come up once you’re at the beach.
  • Travel size products are generally more expensive than full-size products. Avoid buying those. Instead, share with friends to save space and money. It’s like potluck, but in this case, you’ll bring toiletries.

So, what do you think? Will my list be useful for you? Do you have any plans for the summer? Are you planning on going to the beach? What are your travel essentials? Let me know all about it in the comments below! πŸ™‚