Saturday, January 24, 2015

DAVAO TRAVEL DIARY: PHILIPPINE EAGLE CENTER


Happy New Year, from the sunny city of Davao! lol Still can't get over how awesome my davao trip was. This has got to be the most intense separation anxiety i experienced! But yeah, I'm already back to normal grind so enough for the drama, (just crossing my fingers to hopefully be back soon). So many back logs, so let me start my 2015 post with one of few trips (not an outfit post tho :( ) I made while I'm in Davao with my family. Let's make the pictures do the talking, with a little caption from here and there :)
It's a bird! it's a plane! No, it's a burmese albino phyton! Oh boy! didn't expect I'll be able to cross out one of my bucket list in Davao. Hoo! really had a hard time holding it, didn't dare myself to post the most awkward photo I have. haha And sad to say the right photo was the only ootd photo I have. So much excitement and happiness, that's why! :)
Philippine Eagle Center has it's way of maintaining the center and all the animals in good condition , that's why they let tourists to donate to them, and for every 300pesos, they'll have their names written all over the pathways of the center, I swear, there's a lot! At first I thought it was just a name of a bird, because I saw one with an RIP, until Kuya Europe (the one who feed the eagles and accidentally became our tourist guide) told us the story behind it.
Selfie with Scout Binay! He's an amazing eagle, we're all fond of him, Kuya Europe didn't have a hard time taking this picture, he's well trained. Wondering why he was named after VP Binay?. Well, it's because Scout Binay was adopted by the VP. There came a time, 3 years ago (I guess) they needed to close the center because they are losing funds to keep the center operational, that's why they look for people who will adopt their eagles,and they'll name it after them, by just donating to keep the center open for the tourist and for all the animals to be well taken care of. I felt a sudden happiness, because this place is such a beauty to close, right? And they have amazing and well trained birds! wild monkeys! and shy wild pigs! haha Really had a great time listening to Kuya Europe's kwento.
I forgot his name, but he's a selfie-ready bird too. Look at that shot! Sad to see that he has a broken wing :( he was shot, back when he was out in the wild by some bad stranger. 
Spot the famous philippine eagle, Pagasa! He was the first ever captive-bred raptor. 
And I'm craving for Penong's grilled chicken :( I swear, their chicken was the tastiest chicken I ever ate. I was shocked, because I thought it was just an ordinary grilled chicken, but boy t'was tasty and juicy! (pwede na bang endorser? lol) We had our lunch here after our PEC tour.
You can experience and see what beauty and knowledge Philippine Eagle has to offer by paying only 100php each. 
So delightful to see the sun shining everyday. Hope you guys enjoy my first travel post for this month! Here's to more travel adventures this 2015! :)



xo,
ella

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HOW TO: ACHIEVE SLIMMER SILHOUETTE

While I'm still free from school works, I thought of sharing some sartorial thoughts with you today. This will be my first time to give insights on "how to's" about dressing up, (so please don't judge. haha). I will just be sharing my thoughts and opinions on how I think one can achieve a slimmer silhouette using different garments. I will also share where you can find, affordable but quality-wise shape wear that you can use. I never thought starting this kind of post section in my blog would be so interesting for me. Guess I will be doing this again anytime soon. 

A lot of girls want to have that superb slim silhouette, even those plus size women, they really find ways on how they can achieve having that slimmer silhouettes or just to have a little bit of that sexy supermodel curve. I will share two steps on how to, so let's begin!

1) "Bodycon Dress" - this one really never fails to give a little bit of curve to those who wants to achieve a little bit of something. Specially those bodycon dresses that has an illusion of giving you a pear shaped body (see picture below). It really adds that curve you want to achieve. I suggest that if you're a plus size, and if you're not comfortable wearing bodycon dresses with cutout details, you just stick to wearing bodycon dresses that has details which gives illusion to curves. But if you want to show some skin and confident enough, go with a dress with a little bit of cutout detail, specially a cut in the back detail, it gives so much sexiness to the outfit, also wearing black or bold colors. Of course not only to the plus size women, petite girls or if you're a girl having the normal curve and wants to achieve much slimmer silhouette, you can also try this.

2. "Shape wear/Corsets" - I think this is the traditional way most of the girls use to achieve that slimmer figure. I remembered what my mom called that shape wear, the girdle, am I right? Yes, that's what they use way back, but I guess it's still being use nowadays, but due to generation progress, there are a lot other shape wear that we can use. Like that panty girdle in the picture, it is very important for girls to wear the right undergarment because it give wonders to your clothes while giving you that slimmer figure at the same time. It's  like hitting two birds with one stone, right? :) I find this convenient to wear too, if you're not used in wearing bodycon dress and just want a top and skirt combo but still want to achieve that slimmer silhouette, you can use this shapewears instead.

I want to share with you an online shop I discovered that has a wide range of shapewear to choose from.  The four shapewears in the picture can be found in www.zalora.com . I think you gals are familiar with the online shop, right? (Just check out the links, and you're good to go shopping!) If you don't want to stress yourself out looking for a good and quality shape wears, go check out zalora's collection and have fun shopping! :)

Hope my sartorial thoughts helped! Specially now that it's ber months, more occasions are coming, so better get that slimmer figure ready and try either one of the two advices I gave. 


Have a great day ahead! 




xo,
ella


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

STYLING SESH: MR. and MS. PUP


"Fashion fades, Style is eternal"
I always love to style anything and everything, I love to transform something into a simple yet somehow classy. I love dressing up other gals as much as I love dressing up myself too. I guess it's just really run in my blood to really love it. And now, I want to share something that is really one for the books for me. It's just now that I got to remember to somehow blog my first ever styling sesh, though I've done a few for kids, but this one needs to be here in my blog. My first ever to do hair and make up and a little bit of styling, for a photo shoot for our University's MR.and MS. PUP, this was 7 months ago, month of February for our foundation week. I was quite satisfied with the outcome because I'm just a frustrated make-up artist. lol I didn't put a lot of make up because I want it to be simple because that's what suits Desiree's face. I just leave it at minimal level, since she's just also a teen-y fresh face. They are our course (BSIT) representative for the pageant. At first, I was hesitant because in doing the make-up, because this one will be for a competition, and I'm not a pro but still I took the challenge, and that was the result. Sometimes, it's okay to try some firsts to be able to know what you can do and make a better you the next time you'll do it again :)

Leave a comment, let me know what you think. :)
Will share more styling sesh soon! 

Model: Desiree De Guzman and Ryan Makiling 
HMU and Styling for Desiree: Ella Mijares

 Photos by Mark Hao



xo,
ella

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BORN PRETTY STORE

Born Pretty Store is a store that caters on selling the best quality products for nail arts services. But aside from having all the things that you need in making your nails don in the beautiful way, they also sell other things that every girls need in their life now which I will share to you my top picks in some of the other things they sell, and give my little thoughts about it that I want to share before you visit their whole shop. 
All right, First things first, their nail art tools, decors, and nail polishes. They have a really wide variety of nail arts. I swear! I also got shocked when I first visited their shop. You'll really get crazy when you start shopping and picking what's best to use for your nails because all of it was awesome. They have wide selection of nail polish, nail rhinestones, nail decors, nail brush, nail tips, nail tools, and many more. And the picture above only shows a preview of what they have to offer.
 Left to right. (1) The nail art brush set - who doesn't want to have these brushes, right? They will contribute a lot of help in doing the artsy thing in our nails. (2) I just love the effect of the mate nail polish. (3) Plus, you can get to choose different colors of nail polish, and I love this one, pastels. (4) Who doesn't want to achieve that gradient nail art? I doubt anyone will disagree with me. This nail art is to die for! 
They have the best jewelries. I want them all, promise! But those three above caught my attention. Though, I really had a hard time choosing because of the wide selection.
Left to right. (1) Nothing beats my love for pearls, and this one's my favorite, aside from being classy because of the pearl, it's also had that edgy vibe because of the five small silver stones behind it. Such a steal! (2) Infinity necklace! I've been looking for this for such a long time and they have it! (3) Those rings! I personally want them all.
I told you, they have varieties of section to choose from. They also had hair decors to beautify your hair, make up like tools, lipsticks, falsies, etc., Wide selection of bag, and clothes.
Left  to right. (1) I want to try different hair colors, I just want to know which one suits me, and this hair colored chalks is a must have, I want to give it a try. (2) Aside from loving fashion, I think I'm beginning to be a make up junkie, lol. I'm planning to buy a make up brush set like that one in born pretty. (3) Bag. Who doesn't need a bag? I like this one because it's comfortabl to bring because you don't need to bring additional bag, it'll all fit in that bag, and that's what I want. We don't need hassle in our life. (4) Lastly, the little white dress every girl needs in their wardrobe. Such a classy piece!


That's it! Hope you enjoy my pre-review about born pretty store! :)
If you want to view and shop more of what they have, you can visit them HERE. 

Like Born Pretty on FACEBOOK, follow them on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.

Use my discount coupon ELLT10 to get 10% off discount for any purchase in www.bornprettystore.com, no minimum purchase required! :)


Hope you had a good day ladies! :)


xo,
ella