Wedding Connections: Getting Hitched Without a Hitch

I pretty much DIY-ed our wedding three years ago. I sourced my suppliers based on budget and proximity, in that order, and I generally loved every minute of it. Of course, I was also out of work that time, having walked out of an extremely toxic working environment so I had all the time in the world to plan and prepare for our wedding.

But what if you didn't have the same luxury of time that I did back then? Or what if you simply couldn't be bothered to go through all the nitty gritty required in mounting a wedding? Cue Wedding Connections.

Bib Surprise from Lala Garcia Manila

This box was waiting for me when I dropped by my parents' house last weekend.

Zinio Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who joined my Zinio magazine giveaway! Please read on for the contest winners.

Ivy Ross: HD Makeup Artist

When my cousin the doctor became a diplomate and had to attend an awarding ceremony, she and her other fellow diplomates hired the frontliner for a department store makeup brand to go to their hotel room and do their makeup. They reasoned that "makeup lang naman yan" so they went the way of the cheap and hired her. The result was that they all ended up with the same look: thick eyebrows, thick foundation, red lipstick, blackeye looking eye makep and a streak of blush. You see dear cousin, there's a reason why makeup artists are deemed as artists. Behind every makeup artist are thousands of hours of practice and a shitload of investment for their tools, and frontliners who are trained to hawk products rarely have the same skillset.

Last week, I had the privilege of meeting Ivy Ross Trajano at our Crazy Beautiful workshop. Ivy Ross was kind enough to conduct a day to night makeup workshop for the Kikay Exchange and TSN readers.

Dreaming of Emerson Fry

Admittedly, it's been an easy pregnancy, but with swollen feet and various aches and pains taking their toll, I find respite in dreaming of my post-pregnancy life. Or more specifically, the shoes I'll be wearing when I'm no longer preggy, and these wedges from Emerson Fry are right on the money.