of stripes and navy

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Is it really October already? Cause I'm pretty sure the weather earlier was at 32 degrees, with REALFEEL of 41. It has been one long summer (or dry season) this year and it's crazy that this El Nino will last until February. Though it rains here almost every afternoon, the humidity is just the same every day so I still can't take my jackets out of my closet yet. Guess it'll be thin, "pambahay" clothing only till December. 

How's the weather like over there?

Makeup storage

Sunday, October 11, 2015

This plastic thing is actually a chopstick container from an asian dollar store here called Daiso. Got it for 88 pesos each (bought three) or around $2. I find it convenient to use because it neatly stores everything in place, plus it's lightweight so it's easy to carry especially when traveling. Another good point to this is that they're stackable so it does not take up too much space and I can just arrange them on my little table however I like. Also, because they're transparent, it's easier to identify the items inside so I won't have to worry about mixing them and confusing myself ever again. Haha! As seen in the photos above are my lip products. The other two containers (not shown in photos) are for my eye and face products. I've said it before that I don't have a huge collection of makeup so I opted to get these instead of buying a whole cabinet with drawers just for storage. It doesn't matter anyway how they are stored as long as they are organized. As much as I looove seeing Ikea shelves from all those dainty room tour videos, we don't have Ikea here in the Philippines so I'm pretty pleased with this for now.

How do you keep or store your makeup tidily?

My makeup brushes

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oh my gosh! So I'm rewriting this post because I accidentally deleted it while cleaning out my blog an hour ago. I just noticed it's gone while I'm reviewing all my previous posts. Gaah, I'm such a clutz! Anyway, yeah, again, these are just my makeup brushes that I've been using NOT every day but when I get the urge to feel fancy and wear art on my face. Not much, I mean not a huge collection but I live with them for now. 

Hydroculture plant

Hydroculture is a method of growing plants without the use of soil. Water-absorbent pebbles called Hydrocorns are being used instead to supply water and nutrition to the plant's roots for it to, of course, survive. I don't know exactly when or how it started here in the Philippines but it is quickly becoming more and more popular nowadays to grow these types than the traditional soil-based indoor plants. And why not, right? Aside from the fact that they are low maintenance (watering is less frequent), supposed to purify the air which is brilliant, these plants also look darn cute as a home display. Just check out this one my friend Jana gave me last month. It's my first hydro plant ever! Too bad we don't know it's name but Jana bought it from Miura, a brand known to be selling different kinds of Hydroculture products. I have been taking good care of it for few weeks now and I must say it's really convenient, easy, and not time consuming. I'd probably buy more in the future since they don't take up too much space in the house, too.

Do you like growing indoor plants?