Thursday, October 31, 2013


cropped top- Trilogy + classic New Balance 420s

It's hallow's eve and I'm at home writing a short post before watching another gory flick. As some of you may know, I have bouts of introversion and sadly it's happening on the same week of my favourite holiday. I just don't know what got in me, I had at least 3 costume ideas and I knew I could pull them off in a day just like the the last few Halloweens, but this morning I was more excited to do household chores and even went around the neighbourhood for a couple of hours. I've also kept my phone on Do Not Disturb mode since Tuesday apart from silencing my home phone. This has got to be the worst my antisocial spell has gotten but I'm learning to accept that I just need some time to hear my own thoughts so I can work effectively and efficiently again. The last few months of hanging out with people has taken a toll on me- I've been more anxious and high-strung, so I need to just close off all the external voices and chill out. 

I'm back to being obsessed with sneakers (hello, freshman + sophomore year!) plus I've been accumulating some more tees because of the weather. Quite disappointing to those who follow this blog for fashun tips but the last few weeks have proven that I can definitely accomplish more things in flats! Fun fact- my friends used to call me "sneaker girl" in college (before design majors), way before I started this blog. Quite excited to cop some kicks this Christmas- we're celebrating the holidays in San Francisco! 

Oh, and about the title- Fear of Missing Out? I never have a problem with that, and that may be the only good thing about being an introvert.  Happy Halloween, everybody!!! 

Sunday, October 27, 2013


My dad gave me my first floppy hat! ♡

Thanks so much to World Balance for these white Vivacious cross-training shoes. Great for casual looks and for doing T25! Abusing these babies soon & will be posting some looks

My white obsession is more literal compared to the girls fussing over lightening their complexions. Now that I've slightly achieved the morena look I've always preferred, I've been enjoying contrasting the tan with everything blanc. Clean and casual or crisp and formal- other than black this is the only color (or in the correct definition, the presence of all wavelengths of visible light) I feel comfortable in. Not the most ideal thing to sport in this city and the fabrics can be tricky to maintain, but I think the ones who can rock this clean color are the ones who carry themselves well. I also can't explain why, but I only fall for guys when I finally see them in plain white v-necks or button-downs. Slightly messed-up but I'm pretty sure it has something to do with how easygoing and approachable someone looks when wearing white. It must be all the light reflecting and giving you that glow [physics, whatever]... 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Filipinas deserve to have their beauty brought out and developed the best way possible. With this, Filipinas everywhere will be empowered to showcase their looks and character. As the leading provider of hair color in the Philippine salon industry, it is L’Oreal Professionnel’s advocacy to be able to provide all Filipinas the best hair color using the right hair color brand for them through proper consultation and diagnosis. It is their aim to be able to educate hairstylists on the science of proper skin tone diagnosis to give all types of Filipina - mestiza, morena or chinita- the hair color that suit them best.

Now, it is your chance to get the hair color that will suit your skin tone best! L’Oreal Professionnel is holding the Wear Your ColorProud Week where women are invited to get the hair color that will truly bring out the best in them and will make them prouder.This November 11 to 15, they are offering a special promotion: For every hair color service that one person will avail, get another hair color service for a friend absolutely FREE!

This will be available in the partner salons of L’Oreal Professionnel: Bench Fix Salon, Bang’s Tony & Jackey, Henri Calayag Salon, Philippe Tordjman Le Salon and Regine’s.

   Get the best hair color for your skin tone by availing of this exclusive offer during the Wear Your Color Proud Week.

But before this, I'll be one of the firsts to be part of this color movement-- I'm giving away the slot for my +1!


1. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

2. Follow @LOrealProPH on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter 

 3. Regram or Repost on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter the Wear Your Color Proud Week poster and caption: "I wanna be part of the 9000 Filipinas to Wear Their Color Proud! @raleene @LorealProPH #wearyourcolorproud" (be sure to include the poster, tag me, @LorealProPh and include the hashtag #wearyourcolorproud)

DEADLINE OF ENTRIES IS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 (3:00 PM) since I am availing of this service on Saturday (October 26) at Bench Fix. You must be available on that day to meet me! :)
(time, date and venue subject to change)

To know more about L’Oreal Professionnel Steampod and its #WearYourColorProud campaign, visit their links:


Monday, October 21, 2013

Cebu weekend

the beauty of symmetry 

Okay, not from the hotel but it's too good not to post- Squid Ink Risotto with Oysters & Prawns from the Tinder Box

We celebrated mum's birthday dinner at Ibiza. 

I spent Sunday morning swimming and trying to transform myself into a lobster

4 hours under the sun and no sunburn - all thanks to Nivea's Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist (SPF 50). 

Sometimes I forget about the loot brands send me, but I just had to bring these to Cebu since I discovered mum swears by the Revitalift Laser X3 products... Also been loving the EverPure sulfate-free color care system, fall repair shampoo & conditioner ever since I dyed my hair black (thankfully these new formulas don't have those cancerous ingredients)! I have yet to try the 3-in-1 Extraordinary Oil (orange bottle)- it's a blend of 6 precious flower extracts and smells amazing. It can be used before shampooing (as a hair mask), before straightening or as a finishing touch! I'm a bit late but THANK YOU, L'ORÉAL! I have the simplest beauty regimen but lately I've been trying out these really cool products with better and safer ingredients. 

Really happy and thankful that I was able to fly to Cebu last weekend! Mum chose to celebrate there instead of Manila for a change and our little family was complete. We decided to stay at the Mövenpick Hotel since we've never been and the white interiors really drew me in (as usual). Was a bit hesitant to fly in because of the aftershocks, but I really needed the sun and sand again. Experienced 2 earthquakes during my stay--nothing too scary but it's not the same for everyone. Got to see some of the damages caused by the first earthquake (magnitude 7.2) last Tuesday and it was just so eerie. Praying for Cebu and Bohol, two of the most beautiful cities in the country. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Bali photodiary [part 2]

[read part 1 HERE]

Had late lunch/dinner at a really cool beach club, Potato Head. We had to line up for a good 30 minutes outside to get a table but it was worth it! 

Bali photodiary [part 1]

October 1-5

Our villa was just PERFECT. White on white is just so ME!