5 Ways Staying On A Budget Helped Cure My Acne

Now that I don’t work full time, I have to admit that my budget has been tight. I have to be wise enough to think about where my money goes and if it’s even worth it. Again, I have to prioritize. And because of that, I have to say goodbye to some skin care products that I used to buy on a regular basis just to pave way for much more free time at home doing things I love; like spending time with my husband, reading, exercising, writing and cooking my own meals. Doing those things makes me really happy.

But one thing I’ve discovered recently made me much happier: I HAVE CURED MY ACNE.

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No makeup,no filter look. Again, my skin is far from being  perfect but notice how clear it is now compared before.  Read my previous post Acne Journey 1

I have never really thought about it but my slow way of living and living on a budget made a huge difference in my lifestyle. Which also helped my skin be healthier (not perfect!!) despite of not putting a lot of skin care products.

So to all of you who are also on a budget, worry not because having a small budget can also be an advantage at times. And here are the reasons why:

1.Being on a budget has forced me to forego expensive facial treatments which made my skin healthier.

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At first, I felt bad because I thought that having facial treatments every month is a must in order to get better skin. But I have to work around what I have and make the most out of it. I figured I have to be religious in exfoliating twice a week using my favorite exfoliator. I also wrote a review on this here: Let’s Review Friday: Cure Natural Aqua Gel. I was forced to settle using natural ingredients like honey, milk, oatmeal, egg white, brown sugar etc., in order to make up for what I thought I was missing out: Facial treatments.  But when I’ve noticed that my pores are getting smaller because I no longer experience those pricking and all, I felt really really happy.

2. No gym membership, No problem.

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I used to pay money in order to keep my gym membership. I thought that if I want to be healthy then that means I’ll spend this x amount of money. Sure it’s fine, if you have a budget for it. But for me who doesn’t have a lot to spare, I’d rather put my money on more important things than paying for a gym membership. So again, I prioritized. I told myself that I’ll just workout at home. So I got myself a yoga mat, dumbbell, and a jumping rope. I searched for exercise routines and tutorials on Youtube (By the way, there are tons of helpful videos) and there you go, I have my own gym at home.

I find it way better because I can workout at my own pace. I can play loud music and dance to it without worrying what other people think about me. I can work out wearing the comfiest clothes ever.

And the best thing is that, I CAN SHOWER RIGHT AFTER I COOL DOWN.

Okay I have a confession to make, I don’t take a shower in a gym. I just don’t feel like taking a bath in a public bathroom. So I usually wait to get home to shower or wash myself, which I’ve just recently found out can be one of  the reasons I breakout a lot on my hairline and jawline area. It’s because the sweat and the bacteria sit on my face for quite sometime.

3. No eat outs, No problem

It’s obvious that eating out can really suck my budget in no time. Hence, I have to prepare my own meals. I’ve learned to plan our meals, go to a local market near our house and cook everything from scratch. My husband and I also limit our visit to supermarkets because we tend to buy junk food and processed food.

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I’ve learned to buy fruits and vegetables at a local market near our place.

It turned out pretty well and I can’t complain about the healthy benefits we’re getting. I usually cook more vegetables and minimize our meat consumption because meat is expensive. In the long term, I think eating a lot of meat can also cost money because it’s not good to our health. Doing so helped me cut down on greasy food which can cause acne and skin problems. I also have better digestion these days and we all know that poor digestion causes pores to clog.

4. No soda, No problem

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Again, I’m on a budget. So it doesn’t make sense if I’ll spend money on sugary drinks which in turn will just cause enumerable diseases. Therefore, I must stick with water. Water, water and only water. I don’t want to state the obvious but hey it really does flush out toxins and keeps my skin hydrated.

5. No entertainment, No problem

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Having a small budget on entertainment means you get to see your favorite movie on big screen as rarely as possible. It also means not going out a lot. So what to do? Get bored and feel bad for yourself? Hell no! You clean your house! You dust! You clean your room. You change your pillowcases  and bed sheets as often as possible. You sanitize here and there. hahahaha! ( I sound like someone with psychological disorder)  Organizing and cleaning actually give me peace of mind. And when you lessen your stress level, you get to focus better. It helps you think clearer and helps you focus on change and not on the problem. And being stressed out can actually cause acne. It can create havoc in our hormone levels which again can cause skin problems. Another thing is that, having a dirty pillowcase or bed sheet can also cause acne and skin impurities. So as dirty environment.

So if you’re on a tight budget, don’t feel bad about yourself. It’s all in the mind. It’s all about perspective. There are a lot of things you can do to stay beautiful even without spending a ton of money. And actually you can start now by thinking positive thoughts and strutting your best smile ever.

Smile!

Much Love,

Teacher A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Review Friday: Cure Natural Aqua Gel

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I’m getting a bit tired of my monthly facial cleaning routine because I somehow feel like pricking makes my pores even larger. I have done my research online and it seems like extraction can actually make pores larger because the repeated trauma to the pores will dilate the size of it. AHA!!!! I KNEW IT I KNEW IT!!!

That’s why I’m still in constant search for products that can replace my facial cleaning routine.

I’ve heard that pigmentation, pimples, blackheads, dry skin, oily skin, signs of wrinkles and dull skin are caused by dead skin. Therefore I have to exfoliate religiously to keep dead skin from clogging my pores.

Luckily, I’ve discovered Cure Exfoliating Gel. I first tried it when I received a free sample  of it. After using it, I swear I couldn’t stop gushing about it.

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And yes, I happily purchased a bottle for myself.

So I thought of sharing to you guys the most amazing exfoliator I have ever tried.

It’s a gel exfoliator from Japan and it’s great to know that a bottle of this sells every 12 seconds in Japan. Seriously?

It has a clear color with a jello consistency. The product claims that it’s 90% water, preservative free, coloring free, mineral oil free and artificial fragrance free. San ka pa te?!

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How to use this product?

  1. Wash your face then towel dry very well. Skin has to be dry because CURE doesn’t work well on wet and cold condition.
  2. Pump a good amount of product. I’d say a pump or two will do.
  3. Apply on your face and massage in circular motion for 30 seconds. Now, this my friends is the magical part where you get to say whoaaaaa. The clear formula slowly turns white and tiny balls of supposed dead skin start to form. The tiny particles are like glue in your hands that you try to get off by rubbing them together.
  4. Prepare to be amazed. After rinsing and drying your face, your face will look clearer, more vibrant and soft.

I can say that it’s a facial in a bottle. No, it’s magic in a bottle. I AM ECSTATIC my dear friends.

The price is a bit steep at first because one bottle costs 1,500 pesos. But since all you need is a pump or two of the product and use it twice a week (recommended), I think it can last for quite a while. Not to mention, I’ll be saying sweet goodbye to paying facial centers. No more transportation cost and  no more extra tip be given to aesthetician.

A money saver right?!

Over to you, how do you take care of your skin…. on a budget?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 April Favorites

  1. Nike Dri-Fit Running Shorts

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I got mine on sale at Planet Sports. I forgot na how much. hahahaha! I threw the tag. toinks!

I have been saving for a really durable running shorts because I honestly don’t have any  decent workout shorts or tights. I bought one like 3 years ago when I still used to go to a gym, but it doesn’t fit well on me anymore. I don’t know if it’s because it’s just a cheapo  or is it really because I failed to take good care of it. Anyhow, I cringed and decided to get myself this and I must say it’s a great booster for me to run and workout. I love that it’s so comfy and I also like the fit of it. This time, I made sure to read the clothing label because I plan to stretch my money by using it for a long time. Fingers crossed!

2. K-Palette Lasting 2Way Eyebrow

I love that it is worth the money because it has this fine tipped marker pen on one end which allows me to draw on my eyebrow so precisely with little error. It creates faint and soft lines perfect for clean and natural looking brows. At the other end, it has powder which allows me to fill in and shade in my brows, thus creating a manageable young looking brows. It is so convenient to use and saves a lot of space in my makeup bag because I no longer need to put an eyebrow pencil and eyebrow powder at the same time. I really receive a lot of compliments whenever I wear this and I guess that makes it worth the moolah.

3. Epsa Organic Brown Rice Shampoo and Conditioner

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I got my Shampoo and Conditioner bundle for 350 pesos.

 

I’ve tried these a couple of months ago and I fell in love right away. But then when my stocks ran out, I had a hard time getting one so when I finally got a chance to purchase these, It’s already an easy decision to buy. I like that its organic and it makes my damaged hair manageable and soft.

4. Menow Kissproof Lipstick

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I got mine for 120 pesos.

I love that it’s matte and it’s so easy to apply. It also lasts long up to 4 to 5 hours. The only thing I don’t like about it is that I have to sharpen it. Hihi! Lazy.

5. ELF stippling brush

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I got mine from SM Department Store for 269.75 pesos.

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It’s a synthetic makeup brush that can be used to apply cream or liquid foundation, blush and bronzer. It is small enough so it can reach all the contours of my face and most importantly, it doesn’t shed. Worth the money I’d say.

Over to you, what are your recent favorites?  I’d love to hear from you dear readers.

Oh by the way, happy voting day! Let our voices be heard and remember to respect each others opinions and views. Spread love and not hatred, because at the end of the day, a peaceful, wonderful and progressive country is what we are all yearning for. So no reason to hate.

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This, I got for FREE!!! My right to vote. And I exercise it religiously.

Much love,

Teacher A

 

 

 

 

Biore

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It has been a while since Biore sets its feet here in Manila and I feel bad for myself for only being able to use it recently. My Japanese learner introduced this brand to me and I was skeptical at first because of my acne prone sensitive skin. I was just fascinated at how  enthusiastic she was when she talked about this product and that made me wanna give it a try.

I first tried Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets and boy I was sold. It made me wanna rush to the nearest Watsons and buy some more.

Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheet

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Look at how much I love this one. Hahahaha! I always have it in my bag, hence the look.

This is my favorite among the three products I got. It is so easy to use and it shouts CONVENIENCE in so many levels. The packaging is perfect for traveling and easily fits into my tiny makeup bag. It leaves the skin clean and soft, but it is non drying. The best part is that…. it didn’t break me out.

 

Biore Uru Uru 2 in 1 Instant Foaming Wash

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It promises to hit two birds in one stone by removing light makeup. It’s perfect for a kuripot like me. Hehe. The packaging is so cute and I like that the foam is dispensed with an easy pump. I think it’s a money saver too because I only need one pump of the product for washing my entire face. The foamy experience feels so nice and I can really feel that it does the job. However, as I’ve said, it can only remove light makeup. Removing heavy eye makeup can be a bit of a challenge. I’d say it’s best for everyday makeup removal.

Micellar Cleansing Water

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They claim that its made with natural mineral water from Japanese Alps. Sounds great right?

It is also alcohol free, oil free and fragrance fee. What I really love is that it is also non-comedogenic, thus, it won’t clog pores. I have open pores so I am really acne prone and that’s why I am into non-comedogenic products.  I can say that it’s perfect for oily skin because unlike other oil based makeup remover, it doesn’t make my face feels like a gigantic frying pan.

I must say that Biore does live up to its promise and is really worth the money. I can definitely see myself coming back for more. Try and see for yourself loves.

Happy Wednesday and happy skin!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope is a good thing

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“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.”

“I find I’m so excited that I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel. A free man at a start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”

These are my favorite lines from the movie Shawshank Redemption. And yes, these are the feels I have right now.

Hoping not to lose hope.

Believing that good things never die.

Getting myself busy living.

Making choices.

Getting excited.

And then again, hoping that whatever it is I’m seeing in my dreams, is as good as it is.

Keep the faith loves! Happy Monday and yes we’ll make it through the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Day In My Life

Hello loves! A lot of people have been asking me what am I up to these past few days. I guess the curiosity sparks due to my frequent posts on social media regarding my work and my life as a wife. I got a lot of questions like, ” are you still working? how come you can spend the rest of the afternoon at home?”

Okay, so I thought it’s interesting to share how I spend the 24 hours I am given every day.

6:00 am – Alarm Rings

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My alarm goes off around 6:00am- 6:10am from Sunday to Thursday. Honestly, I’m already up at around 5:40am and just waiting for my alarm to go off. Hahahaha!  I know….I’m crazy.

6:15 am- Talk to Him

I thank God for another day and I pray for guidance. I usually look at my sleeping hubby because I find him so cute when he’s asleep. Pag tulog lang. Char. He wakes up at around 7 in the morning because he starts work at 9am and his office is so near our house.

6:15am-6:45am-Shower, Get Dressed and Do my makeup

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I head to our bathroom and take a short bath. I swear, I can finish taking a bath in 10 minutes or so. Even my husband takes longer to shower than me. Hahaha! #LigongPato.

Getting dressed is easy because I plan my wardrobe for the entire week. Now for hair and makeup, my hair is naturally straight so all I have to do it is to let it dry and brush it. Oops! Most days, I don’t comb or brush it. Hahaha! I just let it dry in front of a fan. Hahaha! Yes, I don’t use a hair dryer because I heard it can cause dryness and further damage to our hair. And syempre, for a kuripot like me I’m not willing to use more electricity just for my hair. Well at least, not for my every day look.

For makeup, I don’t spend a lot of time in dolling up. I just try to tame my eyebrows, wear foundation, mascara, eyeliner and blush. When I feel like putting bronzer and highlighter, that means I have 5 more minutes to spare.

6:45am-7:00am Breakfast

Yay!! My favorite part of my mornings. Breakfast!! I usually eat oatmeal, bread , apple or banana. While eating, I check my Facebook and mail.

7:00am-7:10am Straightening up our tiny home and leave for work

I wash the dishes right after eating breakfast and do a little tidying before I leave the house. I hate hate hate coming home to a messy home.

7:45 am Arrives at work

My work commute is nice and breezy because I live near my office. Best decision I’ve ever made!! I grab my coffee mug and drink coffee at work while setting up my computer and checking my schedule for the day.

8:00am to 1:00pm Work, work, work

For the next five hours, I work. I spend my day conducting classes or preparing for my classes for the rest of the week. My day is filled with fun learning and teaching.

1:00pm Leave work

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When my friends and I are in the mood, we grab a cup of coffee or just have lunch together. But most days, I go straight home.

1:30pm Home

Yay! I’m back home. I can’t wait to change to my comfiest lounge wear.

1:30pm-2:30pm Make dinner

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I prepare dinner at this time because I have to work at 6:00pm. So I head to our kitchen and cook dinner for me and my hubby. I cook our meals while watching my favorite Kalye Serye. Hahahaha! #Aldub. I also drink my afternoon iced coffee fix.

 

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2:30pm-4:30pm Blog/Write/ Check my mail/ Do more freelance online job

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It’s usually sweltering in our house at this time. And honestly, it’s so challenging to work. I feel so exhausted and sweaty so most of the time, I lay down and take a short nap.

4:30pm-5:30pm Workout

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I only workout at home. I do weight training and follow nice workout videos on Youtube. If I feel like sweating more, I do jumping rope.

5:30pm-6:00pm Take a bath and prepare for my home based teaching job.

After sweating profusely, I love to take a shower and fit into my comfy sleepwear. At 5:55pm I should be logging in to Skype and pulling up the materials I’ll use for my classes.

6:oopm-7:00pm Conduct Online English Tutorials.

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I teach for 50 minutes. This is another blessing I’ve received from God. I swear I really enjoy conducting classes at the comfort of my home. The money I earn from this, is what I use to save up for what I call “Learning funds.”  I like taking short courses and workshops because I like to keep myself busy learning things. The next workshop I’ll be attending is a professional makeup course. I’ll share more about it soon.

7:00pm-7:30pm Eat dinner

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I eat dinner alone or with my hubby. Sometimes, he would text me to not wait for him anymore because he’ll get home late from work.

7:30pm-8:00pm Clean the house

I wash the dishes, clean my kitchen and scrub the floor. Yes, I scrub the floor every single day. Hahaha! I know… I’m crazy. I do this while watching evening news.

8:00pm-8:30pm Watch TV or read a book

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I’m starting to love the show in GMA 7. Kapuso here! My Poor Senorita. I just find Regine Velasquez funny and natural at acting.

8:30pm-10:30pm More freelancing job.

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10:30pm- Devotional prayer

Thank God for everything and ask for His guidance. Ask for forgiveness and mercy. I have prayers in my heart for me, my family and for my friends. I love how after a long day, I know I have Him waiting and ready to listen to me.

10:30pm Get ready to bed

There you go. That’s how my usual days go but that’s only from Monday to Thursday. I also work during Sundays but I work long hours on that day because I have to make up for working shorter hours during weekdays. Sooo busy that I must go to church every Saturday instead of Sunday.

My Thursday is also a bit different because I have to attend worship service at night. So instead of conducting online classes from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, I push it to 9:00pm to 10:00pm.

My rest days are Friday and Saturday so during those days, I have different schedules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s in my makeup bag?

After giving my makeup collection a massive overhaul, I finally came up with few products I really do use in a daily basis. I thought, it would be fun to look  what’s inside my makeup bag and see how’s my weeding of clutter turned out.

What I only have right now are things I really do love and boy it’s so refreshing not to mess with so many different products and options. I feel more pulled together and polished with simpler look.

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In2it two-way cake foundation/ Naturactor Concealer/ ELF Contouring blush and bronzer/ NAKED liquid eyeliner/ In2it eyebrow powder/ Maybelline Falsies Mascara/  Ever Bilena Matte Red lipstick / Nichido eyelash curler/  Fashion 21 Kabuki brush

So as I bid sweet bye bye to chaotic and gunky makeup collection and say hello to easy and breezy one, I somehow felt that purging has never been so fun.

Wedding on a budget

Hello hello! So today I’ll share with you how we managed to squeeze every extra penny we could out of our humble budget. I must say that we’re blessed with loving and generous family and friends who helped us make our wedding possible. With all those generous help we’ve received, we had to make sure that those “gifts” were properly utilized and managed. I’ve listed down few things that were shared to us by our family and friends which had helped us for our wedding preparation. I figured I’ll share some tips with the intention of paying it forward.

  1. PLAN. PLAN.PLAN

Planning ahead can save you time and money. Give yourself at least a year to have ample time to shop around for the best suppliers. More so, some suppliers can give a sort of early bird discounts if you book ahead of time.

2. PRIORITIZE

Have a solid priority. This will help you decide and cut corners. It’s okay to consider other people’s opinions but also remember that it’s your wedding day, so the final say is on you and your fiance.

My husband and I scrimped on wedding flowers and decors. For us, less is more. We opted for silk flowers for our wedding reception and we got a huge discount with our caterer because of that.

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Minimal wedding flowers

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Silk flowers made by our caterer

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We chose Dangwa Florist for our flower bouquet and church wedding flowers. I told them upfront that we only got a modest budget so they had to customize their package for us. They were also professional enough to deliver the flowers on time.

 

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My dearest bridesmaids who willingly paid for their own dresses as a wedding present for me and my hubby.

 

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They even paid for their own hair and makeup. Big thank you dearest sisters!!!! You are all so amazing.

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3. ASK AROUND

I believe that your friends and family can always give you the best deals. If they can’t give any further price reduction, surely they’ll be more than willing to go extra miles to help you.

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Wedding Coordinator: Events Republic, headed by my friend Yvette.

 

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Hair and Makeup: The Hair and Makeup Team                                                  My friends Alou and Amy are professional makeup artists. One of the great advantage of working with your friends is that it feels so comfortable dealing with them.

 

 

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My super awesome and beautiful friend Nikki hosted our wedding. Her wit and intelligence contributed immensely in keeping our guests happy and comfortable. Truly an ambassador of fun and  awesomeness.Thank you dearest  Nikki.

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Our caterer was J’s aunt so we got great discount.

4. SET A REALISTIC BUDGET

 

Know how much you can afford. Doing so can give you an overview on where to splurge and where to scrimp. Moreover, you’ll identify how many guests you can really afford to invite. We actually had to cut our head count down to 100 guests because there’s no way we can afford more than that.

Final say: I’ve always believed that with constant prayers and planning, everything is possible. They say that “the amount of money you spend on a celebration is not a correlation to how wonderful it will be.” If there’s a will, there will always be a way.

7 Tips on finding the perfect wedding dress

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I really don’t have any design in mind for my wedding gown. To be honest, I think wedding gowns are all equally beautiful and stunning. If a gown suits me well and I feel comfortable with it, then it’s great na for me. So choosing a gown isn’t a challenge anymore.

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I told my fiance that I just want to buy a ready made gown because I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about other tailors in Divisoria who couldn’t deliver their promises on time. I even heard from a friend na pabalik-balik na sila but still the mananahi couldn’t get the right design she wanted. And I hate to be in a position wherein I don’t have any choice but to accept mediocre jobs even though I paid for it. So ayun we went to Divisoria and to his surprise, I didn’t have any troubles in choosing a gown. The gown fits me and my budget perfectly off the rack . He even asked me if I’m certain with my choice na. And guys, you won’t believe how inexpensive my gown is. My gown is even much cheaper than  J’s attire.

I think, that’s the best decision I’ve made for my wedding preparation. I got a simple, comfortable and beautiful dress without too much drama and unnecessary stress. Sa totoo lang, everybody got so surprised whenever I told them how inexpensive I scored my gown. Nasa nagdadala lang din naman kasi yun and kung how much confident you are in wearing it.

So here are my 7 tips on finding the perfect wedding dress:

  1. Comfort – Don’t get too excited with the style or design and just tell yourself to go on a diet to lose weight and fit in to that dress. NOOOOO!! Pick a dress that fits your current body definition. Choose something that will allow you to go about your wedding rituals with comfort. The last thing you want is to be grouchy on your wedding day because you can’t breathe and move comfortably.
  2. Budget – Prior to visiting a dress shop, you should have already set an amount you can spend on your dress. Yes you want it to be special and all but also remember that you are only going to wear it for a day. Unless you plan to get married again or renew your vows. Another thing, is to be upfront with your stylist about your budget. This will help you narrow down your choices and get what’s best out of your money.
  3. Know what you really want- This will eliminate unnecessary stress and confusion.Take advantage of all the resources in the internet and search for inspirations or pegs. Bring an idea board with you or photos on your phone. Can you see yourself walking down the aisle with that dress? For me, your wedding dress should match your personality. Is it age appropriate?  You don’t want to feel insecure on your big day, do you?
  4. Always choose a reputable tailor– Okay the budget is tight. I get it. But don’t just go with the one who quotes you the lowest. Ask around.Ask your friends if they can recommend a good and committed stylist. Because it will cost you more to alter a terrible work. Not to mention, it will make your stress level on the rise.
  5. Make time for it- Set a comfortable timelines and allow a cushion for you and your stylist to breathe and think in perspective.If you rush your tailor with their work, more or less, it will show. During fitting, bring a camera with you so you can take photos and see yourself wearing the dress from all angles. Try as many dresses you need to but don’t try on too many, as to avoid confusion.
  6. Don’t buy something just because it’s on sale– I know that SALE is the best word ever. However, it can also derail us from what we really want. Sometimes, you go for something you don’t even like in the first place just because you consider the discounted price you can take advantage of. If the dress is really what you really like and the size is perfect, then by all means it’s a great deal. Some people buy a dress because it’s on sale, even though it’s not in their size. If you really have to that, at least go for what’s closest to your size.
  7. Don’t buy something because it’s on trend– For me, your wedding dress should be timeless. It should never go out of style. I chose something that is simple. If you could’ve noticed, I focused on the top of my dress. I think it’s very important because it’s what people notice the most.

 

So for all the brides to be, feeling so much stress? Don’t be. I know exactly how you’re feeling. However, just always remember to enjoy the wedding preparation because in retrospect, it’s going to be one of the most beautiful chapters in your life.

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La Mesa Eco Park Engagement Photo shoot

Hello hello! As promised, I’ll share some tips which might help those future brides out there. This post will just be all about our engagement photo shoot and how we pulled it off on a limited budget. It doesn’t mean naman na tipid hits e panget diba? The key is creativity. Do your own research and always stick to your priorities so you won’t go beyond your budget.

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JFagela Photography

 

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JFagela Photography

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JFagela Photography

We opted out for the video teaser because I am not comfortable sa mga acting ganap and because of that, we had that excluded from the photo/video package that we got. We chose La Mesa Eco park as a location because peg  namin yung mga puno puno effects. We didn’t want to go out of town because we didn’t have much time and money to spare. The challenging part though, is that there are a lot of people in the area. However, if you have a great photographer he’ll find ways to get a good shot. Parang BDO lang, we find ways. Corny alert. Sorry na.

We only paid 5o pesos per person for the entrance fee and 150 or 200 pesos for the electricity fee. I added another 2oo pesos because we rented tables and chairs for our  makeup session. We also brought our own food, although we bought our lunch inside the Eco park. But don’t worry because the prices are reasonable naman. Libre din ang parking and may bihisan din naman kaya hindi hagardo.  In fairness, well-maintained ang mga restrooms kaya keri. Another thing I like is that you don’t have to do anything to reserve or register. All you have to do is to go there on the date of your photo shoot,pay and viola. As far as I can remember, they are open every day from 8am to 5pm.

As for our outfits, we didn’t buy new ones just for the photo shoot. We just used what we already got since laid-back naman yung theme namin. So my tip if you’re on a budget, is to choose a simple and relax na theme para you won’t need to spend money and just be resourceful with what you’ve already got.

Ayun sana nakatulong ang post na ito. I’ll be posting more about our tipid hits.