Life In A Nutshell #77
Halfway through April and it feels like I haven’t done anything productive. Everything is at a standstill, constantly waiting for others to do their part. Waiting for the traffic light to go green, waiting for the government to do their job more effectively and efficiently, and waiting for that tremendous amount of heartache to heal on its own.
The highlights of my life since my last LIAN post are:
Travel around the PH. I went to El Nido with my boyfriend to celebrate our 5th year together. A few weeks later, we’ve decided to hit the road and spend the day in Tagaytay playing all sorts of games.
Mom and I also went to the province to settle some papers and visit my grandparents.
Gig Night. Now that I’m back, I can finally watch my boyfriend perform live. Going to gigs are not my thing by default, but I’m starting to enjoy it. Plus, I love seeing my boyfriend do his epic solos. He may not look like it, but he’s really talented in playing the guitar.
New Things. Cariza and I ate at Wildflour in Podium for the very first time. Ever since I got back, I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone and eat at restaurants I’ve never been before. Wildflour’s menu was, in my opinion, a little pricey but it was yummy. But next time, I’ll probably order bottled water. Read my full review on Looloo.com.
Second Chances. These past few weeks has been tough on me and I was on the verge of giving up. But nothing worth having comes easy, so I’m still here fighting for what I believe in. Now, my heart is slowly mending and I think things will be okay.
El Nido Travelogue
Every wanderlust has their own lifestyle and preference, so you either fall in love with El Nido or with Boracay. And in my opinion, both El Nido and Boracay offer a different kind of relaxation: Boracay is commercialized, while El Nido is more… provincial.
Anyway, we only had two days to enjoy El Nido, so we did not waste any time and booked their two best-selling boat tours: Tour A and Tour C. Here are my thoughts about the tour:
Guide to El Nido, Palawan
El Nido is considered to be one the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines, so it seems fitting for JP and I to celebrate our five wonderful years of being together here. But planning a trip to El Nido was no easy feat. In fact, if you don’t have the cash to burn, the trip can be such a hassle. But that’s okay because my JP and I had fun. :)
I’ll probably share my photos and personal thoughts on my next post. In the meantime, if you’re planning to go El Nido this summer, I hope this quick guide will help you out. Enjoy! :)
Hair Care Diaries: Current Favorites
Sharing to you my current hair care favorites. I’ve been using these for several months now and they all make my hair feel and look great! :)
Human Heart Natural Strengthening Shampoo — Because DGJ Organics is not locally available, I switched to Human Heart Nature, a Pro-Pinoy organic brand. I can’t explain how or why but I think this shampoo makes my hair grow faster.
Stieprox Liquid — This is a medicated shampoo that I use to regulate my oily scalp. I only use this once or twice a week.
Alberto VO5 Clarifying Conditioner — I noticed that regular conditioners tend to be heavier and bad for my oily scalp, but I need and love conditioner! So I switched to something lighter but provides the same amount of moisture: a clarifying conditioner! I like this conditioner but it’s a bit runny (watery). I’m still looking for an alternative that has lesser ingredients though.
Suave Professionals Moroccan Argan Styling Oil — I love this serum because it isn’t too heavy or greasy, and gives my hair that temporary shine. I got this from the $10 gift pack I ordered from Amazon and how I wish it’s locally available.
How about you? What are your hair care favorites? :)
Hair Chameleon: Goldilocks Hair!
I finally took the plunge and went blonde! Say hello to my light golden blonde aka goldilocks hair! :) To go blonde and not have any idea if it’ll look good on you is nerve-wracking! But I’m glad the color turned out okay. In fact, I’ve been getting lots of compliments (and perks!) ever since I’ve became blondie.
My hair, even before the bleach, is beyond dry and damaged, but thanks to the highlift process, my hair doesn’t look so fried. What’s a highlift, you say? It’s another means to lighten your hair, like a hair color dye with lightener ingredients in it. Anyway, I’m really happy with my new hair color and I’ll definitely keep this for a while! :D