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#Treatyoself: Weekend shopping spree

#Treatyoself: Weekend shopping spree

Hi, I’m Ela, and I am a shopaholic.

I wish it wasn’t true, but honestly, I spend money as fast as I make it. I literally have zero pesos in my savings, and whatever disposable income I have goes straight to shit I want. Take note: want, not need.

With that guilt-laden disclaimer out of the way, let’s look at my recent purchases!

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#Treatyoself: Belle & Stacy Nails + Cafe

#Treatyoself: Belle & Stacy Nails + Cafe

On my last day at my job in BGC, I treated my friends to a pampering session. We went to Belle & Stacy Nails + Cafe in Inoza Tower, 40th St., Taguig City. I chose that place because it’s literally 2 minutes away from our office. Plus, you can order food from Bakers Maison while you’re treating yourself to a relaxing beauty sesh!

When we stepped inside the nail spa, I was so impressed by the beautiful interiors. The motif of gold, peachy pink, and white is so classically feminine.

nail salon, nail spa, belle & stacy
nail salon, nail spa, belle & stacy

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REVIEW: Barenaked Body Sugaring Salon

REVIEW: Barenaked Body Sugaring Salon

Despite the whole kilay is life movement, I was never truly invested in attaining #browgoals. For several years, I relied on threading to keep my somewhat bushy brows tidy. It was a chore I put off for as long as I could. I have a low tolerance for pain, so threading is a dreaded process. I often get teary-eyed from how much they sting.

Once, I went to a salon for a threading, and the attendant was pulling the hair from my brows so forcefully that I started to wonder what I did to earn her wrath.

When I found Barenaked Body Sugaring Salon on Facebook, I immediately wanted to try it out.

Barenaked Body Sugaring Salon lobby

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REVIEW: L’Oreal x Balmain Lipstick Collection

REVIEW: L’Oreal x Balmain Lipstick Collection

In September 2017, L’Oreal launched a lipstick line in collaboration with fashion brand Balmain. So I’m pretty late to the game on this review, because you know, life gets in the way.

Anyhow, I bought these lipsticks mainly because it was in collaboration with Balmain—it might be the closest I can get to buying makeup from a luxury brand, haha.

I purchased the shades Domination and Power for PHP499 each.

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Treat Yo Self: October 2018

Treat Yo Self: October 2018

October was a rough month for me: as I mentioned, I was dealing with a lot of problems. It got to the point where I was crying in the shower that I take before going to work.

I don’t have a lot of disposable income right now due to bills, but one week in October, I just said: screw it. I deserve to splurge at least a little bit to make myself feel better.


First, I got a gel manicure from Nail Tropics:

Snapchat filters are life!

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