I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. ~ W.E. Henley

Christmas Season Shopping

Ayala Center Cebu is extending its mall hours to 10pm this christmas season!

So, you cant possibly put up hectic schedule as an excuse to not get me something! Lol

Grab your gifts before other shoppers go crazy at Ayala Center Cebu’s Holiday Rush mallwide Sale from December 14-16.

The 3-day affair will feature R&B duo Thyro and Yumi, Pinoy Dream Academy finalist Ronnie Liang and the country’s newest R&B Soul Artist Jason Hernandez for the OPM I like! Mall Tour on December 14, 7:30 pm at the Activity Center. On December 15, 6pm join GMA Kapuso R&B stars’ Jay-R, Jaya and Kris Lawrence as they perform live to their Cebu fans at the Activity Center.


One Bag at a Time


Dont you just hate rummaging your bag everytime you are looking for keys or a pen? Youtube guru, Michelle Phan seems to have enlightened me!


Round Number 27!

Wow! I am now really on my late 20's.  27 feels heavy too.  The number rings the loudest clang! clang! to my ears.  Like a huge coin going down a tin can.  But I believe 27 is that corner where the blind curve lies.  Its that sweet spot of aging where you know it in your gut that teenage drama is just not that cute anymore and swooning is for nut-jobs.  Ha! Christian Grey?  Really now?  I mean, come on! But I digress.  Growing up doesnt make things lighter, doesnt make you any more optimistic nor does it make you instantly omnificent.  

Hitting 27, and hopefully higher numbers in the future, made me feel the ground, the breeze, smell the scent of rotting leaves, the musky 4 o' clock afternoons, the bitter taste of sour graping, the strange tang of happy thoughts.  Sensitive is the word.

The day before my birthday, just the afternoon before this post, I wore last years birthday dress.  What once was a perfect fit is now too snug for comfort.  Pfft!  That is one aspect that has obviously progressed over the past year besides my age.  Nonetheless, a sign of progress, I guess. ;)

One thing is certain to come, time to pack up my toys and prep myself up for my life's main event for the current weight division.  I will have yet to qualify though.  Please pray for me. 

Toodles! for now.


Birthday girl - Isabeau

Know Where To Buy Your Happiness

If you have seen Breakfast at Tiffany's you;ll know what I mean by this post. ;)

You know that saying "People who say money can't buy happiness clearly do not know where to shop." is so true I would risk my hair just to swear by it.  Don't you just love that sweet feeling; a feeling only momentary selfishness could possibly envelope you?  Vanity is indeed my most favorite sin. It gets me up from bed everyday.  To wake up and will the world to give me my heart's desires is a "pick-me-upper" stronger than coffee.

Since its my birthmonth, let me share a few of my coveted junk.  Call it my wishlist if you like.  

The Diaries of Anais Nin

Tony Tony Chopper Plush Doll

Dr Martens 1460 Cherry Red

MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection Lipstick

If you have seen Breakfast at Tiffany's you;ll know what I mean by this post. ;)

So for the rest of you, there's a GREAT ANNIVERSARY SALE going on in AYALA CENTER CEBU from today Nov. 15 to 18!

Ayala Center Cebu will be giving away chances of winning a barkada set of movie passes plus popcorn and drinks for a minimum purchase of 2 tickets from Nov 15-21.

Girl On The Wire

One of my ultimate fantasies is to be able to masterfully juggle time.  Be efficient, be all-knowing, be in all places at once! - is my perfect idea of a successful lifestyle.  Yep I have delusions of being a god! But don't we all?  The poker barbie has done it, so shall I!  I'd just have to learn how to get myself on the wire.

However I try to not let the maddening pressure seep through my choice of clothing.  Though laid back fashion is my thing these days, nothing spells Looney Girl better than a uniform sweatshirt. 

 I have temporarily retired my sky-high heels, leopard prints, and micro-mini skirts to give way to customized/DIY T-shirt, colored jeans and a pair of sturdy flats.

  • Tshirts from TEEm NO-RULES are really catching my eye.  I'm still contemplating on an awesome design though.
  • You can't miss colored jeans; they're everywhere now.  Mint green is quite in the radar too!  Check Lookbook.nu - sea foam green is the bomb!
  • Outland is my brand of choice when it comes to ground level foot wear.  You can find them in the local department stores.
Goddesses have down time too!  However,  you don't have to look all gloomy when life gives you lemons.

Ballet Center Presents Romeo and Juliet

Ooohhh ballet!  I've never seen legitimate ballet before!  So this one will probably my chance to see real ballerinas on stage.  I am stoked!

The Ballet Center Presents Romeo and Juliet

One of the oldest and most active art organizations in Cebu will be celebrating the farewell performance of the International premier danseur Nicolas Pacaña. Ballet Center of Cebu, will be producing the full- length ballet masterpiece, “Romeo and Juliet” on August 24, 25, 31 and September 1 at the Onstage Cebu, Ayala Cinema One.

Catch this exciting treat and more only at Cebu’s premiere shopping, dining and entertainment destination, Ayala Center Cebu. For more information, contact Ayala Center Cebu Concierge at (032) 516-2035 or (032) 231-5342. You can also visit the website: www.ayalamalls.com.ph or “like” the official Ayala Center Cebu on facebook (www.facebook.com/AyalaCebu) for more details on upcoming shows and events.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain 

Wow!  What a mouthful!

Let me just say:  I so miss beauty blogging and all that vanity stuff we all like.  I have been quite preoccupied attending to my sanity and by that I mean the pressing need to get my shiznitz together.  It's kind of refreshing to be surrounded by people who do not know the difference between a tinted lipbalm and a moisturizing lipstick.  I'm this close to holding a mini lecture.  But I digress.  

Now, on to this exciting new addition from Revlon.  News of Revlon Balm Stain has been floating around the internet lately.  My fave bloggers had already put their fingers on it and so far reviews are great.  Picking up from that, I think their Balm Stain line seem really promising compared to the marker type lipstains - the one that had a separate balm on the bottom end.  I didnt like that previous lipstain line because of the resulting uneven coverage on the lips.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick

Likable points:
  • The packaging of the Revlon Balm Stains looks like a chubby plastic crayon. 
  • It's fun to carry around.  Since its both a lipbalm and a lipstain it stays longer than ordinary lipstick but is doesnt have the matte finish I preferred in a plain lipstain.  
  • It doesnt easily budge after one meal despite having eaten a greasy dinner.  
  • It has a minty scent and a very faint trace of sparkles.  
  • Good coverage and light on the lips too.
Unlikable points:
  • There are some when days I dont like the smell of mint.
  • Price point is Php575.00
  • I doubt if it could stay on for more than 6 hours especially when you have an oral fixation like I do.
  • The packaging makes you believe there is more product inside the tube.
yes boudoir pics! que horror! lol

Having said this many for just a Balm Stain I think a recommendation is in order.  
Yes buy it!  Go!  

P.S. Tnx BFF for the early wedding gift! lol

What's Your Anthem?

Despite being caught up with the pressures of Now, the day's in-betweens deserve to be celebrated with a soundtrack.  I don't have much words for this post, just bangin' music.  Enjoy my selection of artists.  

Dont judge me by my playlist alone.  ^^

Lana Del Rey

Amy Winehouse


Coeur de Pirate


Kelly Clarkson



Just Got Lucky On Books!

I"m on a lucky streak.  Won two online contests!  
Isn't that grand?!

First was this mid June Fully Booked did this #win50shades contest in twitter where in patrons get a chance to win copy of the best seller book Fifty Shades of Grey by tweeting puns for the color gray.  Sent a few tweets, went to school, came back home and found out I won!  Erotica is really so high school for me, but since I will have a copy soon (in 3 weeks) I will read it anyway.

Second was from a newly discovered local online bookstore, Blink who offers free shipping!  This second win got me elated because the prize was a 1Q84 Haruki Murakami box set.  3 MURAKAMI books!  And they sent it right away, I'm impressed!  Below is my answer on why I should win.  I think I nailed that right on the spot!

Im really extra happy these days.  So much that my hair is glowing in a vibrant golden hue.  
Have a happy weekend y'all!

Summer 2012 Report!

Hold on!  Before I get burrowed in school work and kilometer after kilometer of reading lists, let me stop and cherish my 2012 Summer frolics.  

  • Jumpstarted summer 2012 with a pre-summer island hopping trip to Pandanon Island courtesy of Eris Island Hopping with my law school friends.  
  • Spent a day and a half on my first visit to Malapascua Island with my brother's friends. 
  • Went home to Malabuyoc for the Holy Week.  
  • Had fun doing makeup for City of Vintage's 5th swimsuit collection!  Highly recommended!
  • Another island hopping trip and this time it was at Nalusuan Island with my family and close friends from highschool.
  • Team No-Rules summer 2012 outing at La Familia Resort Tabuelan Cebu.
  • Went home to Malabuyoc for the customary annual town fiesta!
  • Lastly, I accepted the fact that summer was over and moved on to get ready for 1st semester 2012-2013 and bought me some (actually mom bought them!) school bags!

Enjoy my pictures!! oh add me on 

Pandanon Island

pandanon island
eris floating restaurant

Malapascua Island

boat ride


Malabuyoc, Cebu

Malabuyoc river

Did Makeup for City of Vintage

Nalusuan Island

 No-Rules summer outing at Tabuelan, Cebu

 Malabuyoc annual town fiesta

Wrapping up Summer 2012 Report with new school bags!

Topshop and Dorothy Perkins Month-long SALE!

Topshop Ayala Center Cebu sale up to 50% off!!!
Dorothy Perkins Abreeza Mall Davao sale up to 60% off!!!

June 29 - July 29

Who says its not smart to simultaneously buy your school supplies, books and new campus wardrobe in one shopping run?  Topshop and Dorothy Perkins understand the dilemma of priorities which is why they are running a month long SALE!

Men: Dodong Lousy, Narcissistic Nerd and The Gigolo

Some days I just wish I could instantly ward off some types of men within ten meters of me. You might immediately think "WTF who are you to be such a bitch?" well just read along and maybe you'd see from my point of view too. There aren't that many factors that that catch my ire. In my good days, I am usually just an anything-goes kind of person. I do get along just fine with anyone. However, there are moments when that suppressed diva part of me just takes over and something as judgmental as this post like that post I did - Beware of These Three Types of Women - which is just hahah mean! Nonetheless, I'd still post my thoughts anyway because this is my blog after all and as long as I'm not naming names I should be scot-free.

So here goes and bato bato sa langit ang matamaan wala ga helmet!

Dodong Lousy is the exact term for guys, no wait, boys who are still emo-tripping at over 25.  They haven't grown emotionally for the past 10 years and still insist on wearing that hideously faded rock band t-shirt they've never actually seen play in person - insert poser snide comment.  Most likely, they think they're the coolest kid in town after holding the best record for having been kicked out of the house for the nth time - layas ko bai.  At one point, I did say poor you and your parents should treat you better, but today I yawn and say tell me something new about you for the past decade please!  Grow up or grow a pair of jigglies!

Comic Boards

Narcissistic Nerds can bleed my ears to death.  I have nothing against nerds and metrosexuals (usually gay), they are genuinely amusing.  But a nerd and an egocentric bearer of a Y chromosome will give me acid reflux.  Being well dressed and good looking doesn't really make up for my annoyance because I'm the type who likes my eye candies virtually mute and the only sounds coming from his mouth are James Deen like growls.  Bottom line is, letting your work do the talking tops my sexy meter anytime.  And whats the deal with explaining to me every high falutin word you know in the dictionary?  If I dont understand you, I will explicitly let you know, as in stop you mid-air.  Another scenario:  you passionately retell something like Star Wars when all I asked if you watch Game of Thrones (which I dig) - hoi! do I look like I want to be Ob Wan whatever's groupie?  No, that's a rhetorical question.

Imp Awards
Oh The Gigolo and his lewd designs.  They come in all ages and sizes.  They try to be discreet as most predators would prefer so, but do not be deceived by lack of presence.  A lion has more respect for the females in its harem.  At least lions do their duty to protect his ladies and the ladies reward him willingly too.  But The Gigolo fakes the parts he play and plays it well to lure girls into a web of promises only to be sucked dry.  He wants you for the good things you can supply him with, be it sex, attention, money, exams and so on and so forth.  

I am not a man hater (bold and underlined jud ha!) and people around me know that for a fact. I still do believe that my "the one" is still out there some where.  They say when you will something, hard enough, the universe will conspire to give it to you.  Some sleazy shit I got from The Secret but who knows right?  I don't know what I want exactly from a guy yet, but I do know what I do not want and those three up there, Dodong Lousy, Narcissistic Nerd and The Gigolo just about sums it all up.

Style Origins Happening in Ayala Center Cebu This June 15-24

Starting June 15 to 24, Ayala Malls, in cooperation with Tiger 22 and The Philippine Star invites us Cebuanos to Style Origins.  This 10-day event will immerse Ayala Cebu goers in a series of fashion, music and lifestyle activities that guarantees to leave us buzzed and hyped!  

First off is the Style Star Picks campaign.  Shop around Ayala in your most fashionable ensemble and upload your photo in Ayala Cebu's Facebook Page until June 21. Shoppers who have had their photos taken and uploaded will have a chance to win a shopping spree worth 25,000 and an exclusive feature in The Philippine Star.  

Fashion Beats will kick start the Style Origins events this Friday June 15 4pm at the Activity Center.  Enjoy the sounds from Tiger 22's DJs and be entertained by the local band, Never The Strangers who brought the hit "Moving Closer" while your sights are treated to a high street fashion show from the current spring-summer collection of top brands like Bench, Bayo, and Kamiseta among others.

Come 6pm of June 15, just right after Fashion Beats, the stage will make way for Mensweek which will showcase the men's wear collections of more than 20 Filipino designers including Cary Santiago, Phillip Rodriquez, Arcy Gayatin and Yvonne Quisumbing.  From June 21 to 24 a four-day fashion and lifestyle event called Style Souk will bring together fashionistas, designers and stylists for exclusive deals, freebies and treats.

Ayala Malls envision a hub for music, fashion and lifestyle that Manila hasn't seen before, where customers attend the shows, take photos, dress up, interact with designers, writers and radio personalities, and explore their fashionable side with the help of its partners. Expect buzz, expect fun, expect hype, and expect some serious fashion. 

Catch this exciting event and more only at Cebu’s premiere shopping, dining and entertainment destination, Ayala Center Cebu. For more information, contact Ayala Center Cebu Concierge at (032) 516-2035 or (032) 231-5342. You can also visit the website: www.ayalamalls.com.ph or “like” the official Ayala Center Cebu on facebook (www.facebook.com/AyalaCebu) for more details on upcoming shows and events.

McDo's Big n' Tasty!

McDonald's Big n' Tasty

I know I have been slacking on my blogposts -- zori na mmm k?  Summer is officially over for me yet I am fully aware of the insatiable urge to relive my summer frolics. The exact same urge when I opened The ViXeN's LaiR and was greeted by Nuffnang Philippines' banner ad for McDo's irresistible Big n' Tasty 1/3 pound burger goodness!

Happy first day of the first semester of school year 2012-2013!  Treat yourself with some juicy Big n' Tasty burger!  God im a sucker for food ads! lol

My Zalora Wishlist

Your Beachness
Your Beachness by damnvixen

I never get to glamour up on the beach.  The water is just too tempting to pass it up for a photo op.  Maybe some of you prefer strolling by the shore or check out other beach goers.  I, on the other hand, would jump into the water at the precise moment that opportunity presents itself.  Although I do still strike a pose, I have long succumbed to the fact that I'm no Sports Illustrated model and so therefore pictures of me in all my drenched glory arent really worth posting outside my facebook account.  

Which now brings us to my long time dream of looking mighty fine by the pool or shore ala Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface.  

Soon this dream wont stay that way for too long.  Zalora made sure of that.  The most popular brands, ease of payment and free shipping - I am sold!

Here is My Zalora Wishlist!!

Make one too!  Head on to http://www.zalora.com.ph

Nuffnang is Coming to Cebu!

The only name that pops out of my head when the term blog advertising community is mentioned is Nuffnang.  They bring good news to bloggers like me with their constant blogging contests and advertising incentives.  This coming weekend the Nuffnang Team is rolling out a South Out: The Cebu Invasion meet and greet event at Red Box, Ayala Center Cebu on April 28, 2012 (Saturday), 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.  

Now that they are intent on establishing their presence here in Metro Cebu, I would love for them to see my locale's eccentricities.  I will start with the best summer destinations in Cebu City, the heritage sites, then on to the very affordable delectable food, then to my favorite ukay-ukay destinations.

But who am I kidding? The Nuffnang team would most probably be pressed for time. Well then I'd have to take them to the one perfect place that best embodies the Cebuano vibe - the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño!  

So dali na Nuffnang Team!  Isuroy ta kamo sa cuidad sa Sugbo!

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