Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DIY: Nautical Nail Art Stick-on


Nautical Nails


Hello! :) I will be writing the details on how to beautify your nails using our Nail Art Stick-ons.
(Check out @stylestruttercdo on Instagram for more designs and prices).

Equipment:
- Nail art stick-on
-Small scissors
-Nail file
-Nail cuticle trimmer
-Bowl of water
-Basic polish (I prefer white for this purpose but you can use any, depending on your nail art design)
-Nail polish top coat

STEP 1: Coat your nails with your preferred base color. Let it dry.


STEP 2: Cut out a nail figure from the nail art stick-on strip. Then dip into the bowl of water for a good 10-15 seconds (2a), or as long as you notice that a thin designed film can slip out from the white sort of crayon paper. (2b)

(2a)

(2b)

STEP 3: Place on top of a fingernail and then press lightly so as to let the water seep out.

STEP 4: Cut out the excess film using the cuticle trimmer. You can ask someone to do this for you to hasten the process, but if you're alone and you've got time to lose then you can do it on your own, there's a reason why this is entitled as a DIY ;D

Alternative: You can also cut them to the shape and size of your fingernail before dipping the into the water.

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of me trimming them because I was doing all these by myself, and there's no way I could take a picture of my hand with my other hand pressing the camera, it would require three hands. hihi


STEP 5: Do the other nails and tidy them up using a nail file. Coat with a clear glaze to seal them up. And viola! You've got your own salon-pampered nails!:)

Hope you enjoyed!:)

Again, for more designs, kindly visit our page on Instagram or Facebook (not so active there :D)


*Sorry for the blurred photos. Light wasn't that good, had to hurry, tried my best. :D

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wind blew me over but brought me back home

HELLOOOOO!!!! Wow, it's good to be back, writing at once what's in my head, pausing for a while, contemplating, and writing again. It's been a year since my last post. And that's mainly because of: 1. I had to focus (ehrm, at least tried to) on my nursing review for the NLE, and 2. No wait, I don't have #2, just reason #1. Out from that break, I, thank God, passed the exam and can now call myself a Registered Nurse. On the other side of the news, I. AM. UNEMPLOYED. Many would argue, saying I have all those monkey-businesses that I tend to. But hey, it's not gonna suffice me until I grow, say, older. But still, they're keeping me busy. So yes, if you've got time, kindly visit my Instagram online shops: @iusemarykay for Mary Kay, Coach, Instax items; and @stylestruttercdo for clothes, accessories and nail art stuff.

Okay, so since there's no way I'll be writing about the stuff that happened over the past year, I'll start with the events that happened most recently.

Ultra Winds Mountain Resort
This place is awesome. A great location to relax and enjoy nature and the city's view. And yes, giving honor to it's name, it is pretty windy up there, which kinda gives off it's relaxing aura. It's geographically not part of CDO anymore, it lies on one of the mountains of Bukidnon. But from Buena Oro, you can travel there for only a good 15-20 minutes. They also serve good food. I believe the place is not entirely finished but it is already pretty nice there.

Here are some photos I took when I went there last Maundy Thursday with my highschool buddies, Angeli, Arlo, and Angeli's bf, Gab (who is Singer Noel Cabangon's son).

Onward & upward <3

View from up there
Standing at the upper resto, this is what you'll see. They have like a big patio where one can enjoy nature.
One of their sets where once can sit, enjoy, and relax.
Tried their Grilled chicken with blue cheese. It was yummy :)



 I decided to go for a simple and classic look. Wore my super comfy  red palazzo pants, from Instafab, and a black tank top from F21. I preferred the color combination because, it was, after all, a Maundy Thursday. Embellished it with a vintage belt from I-don't-remember-where-I-got-it and ta-daaah~~


So this is it for tonight. I hope I can maintain my blogging now (as if I have constant readers. HAHA)  Sayounara!






Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Shop for Mary Kay Products here!



(c) Che Roa
I recently became a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant and I want to share to everyone the goodness of the products. :)


Recommended for the SUMMER








These are the 5 products that I would highly recommend for an all year round use:


1. Satin hands hand scrub- hands will feel so smooth
2. Tinted moisturizer with sunscreen- perfect for the summer heat
3. Oil mattifier- really recommended for oily skinned people who hate doing a retouch every now and then 
4. Matte-wear/Luminous liquid foundation- very light weight and powder may even be unnecessary.
5. Lash & brow serum- perfect for those who have short and thin brows and lashes, its effects are permanent!






 Here are their facial care line:





Make ups:









 

**Mary Kay products are lead- and mercury-free. For those that uses metals (e.g., TW Targeted-action eye revitalizer [under eye rollers]), they are made from titanium.


 For more inquiries, you can contact me through my Facebook-- Jonnie Navarro. Thank you ;)


Most photos are from the Mary Kay April 2013 The Look Catalog.

Friday, April 19, 2013

August 2012 Holy Hour Introduction--I AM NOT HERE FOR NOTHING; I AM WITH A PURPOSE



Many times we question our life and our existence. Like a big old oak tree that stands alone in the middle of a crossroad, we ask ourselves, “What am I here for?” Am I like the tree that gives shade to those who need one? Or am I here to be someone’s confidant and comfort place when there’s no person for them? Or perhaps I am here, like the tree, just so there is something to replace the emptiness of that crossroad. And maybe some would even consider it old, unsightly, without a purpose. More often than not, we keep searching for answers that are already right under our noses. Even worse, we unconsciously ignore these answers because we only want to search for what we want and not what is planned out for us by our Almighty Father. This leads us to an unending quest, doing very little action and finding less meaning in our lives.  But the Lord knows us. He knows our desires and whatever it is that we are looking for. But He also knows our strengths and weaknesses, our capabilities, and our limitations more than we do. Thus He plans for us in a manner that we may not understand yet. This is then the time that we examine and question ourselves, “What really is my purpose?” In Proverbs 16:9, it is stated that “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes its step.” It is therefore very helpful and important that we trust and open our hearts and minds to His ways.

When people make us feel worthless, and we are desperate for answers, just hold on. He will lead us to the path where we will find what we are looking for, and at the right time. Truth be known, we not only have one single purpose. Different people see us in a different light. Some may perceive us to be their shelter and shade, their confidant, an instrument. Others would see us as old and useless. However, despite the cynics, we know that there are still others that find us otherwise. More importantly, we must believe that He has made us live for something that is far greater than what we thought we are.

Tonight, let us all reflect and open ourselves to receive God’s light as we continue to search for our purpose. As in Acts 26:16, “But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you”

The presider for tonight’s mass is Fr. Charlie Cenzon of the Society of Jesus.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Holy Hour Introductions

So they say the introductions touched many. Never expected that. Really. When I made those introductions, the Holy Spirit just worked its magic. Truth be told, each time I got a text message that an intro is needed, I cringed. I never found it easy to construct such sentences, thoughts, and messages that I never knew could shake people's hearts. It is only when I knew about it that I realized my purpose and importance as a Campus Chapel Aide in XU, and as God's instrument. To You my Savior, I offer my talents, capabilities, and service. AMDG ++



Thank you too, internet and Google, priests, preachers, pastors, and spiritual bloggers who posted messages online, Bible, songwriters esp Jesuit Music, and my CCA formators, for inspiration sources. ;) To the formation committee this year, esp to my assistant Chris Baylin, thank you for your BIIIIIIG and LOOONG understanding and patience :D I know I was a pain in the, er, head. hihi You are all amazing. :)

**I will post the intros of the other months in the succeeding blog entries.

July Holy Hour-- "God's Calling"



Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

 Many are chosen and called but only few answers.

Can you recall when and how you have experienced God’s calls in your life? Have you ever contemplated on how many times you must have answered, or rejected, those calls?

God knocks on our lives so many times in a day, but more often than not, for countless excuses, we are unable to let Him in. He has given us, first and foremost, the most precious gift of life, and then, all that we have here on this earth. All these came from His hands. We are called to serve because we ought to be the stewards of all His creations. He wants His people to enjoy His gifts in the most beautiful way but man has created various unnecessary worldly desires that have led astray people from hearing and doing God’s pleas. We become so engulfed in the everyday hustle and bustles of our lives that we forget to take time to pause, deepen, and internalize the very essence of all that we do, whether it is for our own selfish selves or for His greater glory. To be aware of God’s presence is most important so that we may be inspired to listen to His mission for us and be motivated to put Him, and not our own pleasures, at the center of our being. God calls each one of us, not solely to become priests and nuns, but to carry out His Good Will in every little thing that we do; that we might learn to follow Him through giving selfless service to our brothers and sisters especially those who are in dire need. Because in being a servant, we are able to fulfill the ultimate goal of His calling—we become His children.
Brothers and sisters in the Lord, may this night help us to reflect and realize that we are to answer God’s call in the simplest ways that we can. And may this night be full of dedication to being His humble and faithful children.

Tonight’s presider is Fr. _____________________, of the Society of Jesus.**I will post the intros of the other months in the succeeding blog entries. ;) God bless!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Let's talk about.. freedom.

After four loooooooong years of waiting, I am now officially free from the clutches of my course. Well, at least from school's course, 'cause then again, I still have review and board exam shizz soon. Oh well. My last blog post was way back in January and it's mainly because of school. I have been caught up with duty, requirements, exams, and all those things needed for graduation.

And now, I am at last, a BSN graduate. Yay.




hhmmmm! Can you feel that in the air? I sense freedom. But no, not mine. Even when I graduated already, I am still tied, imprisoned. To what? To things I'd rather shut up about. Really, I don't want to talk about it. I just wish that someday I can get to taste my own freedom. You know, when you get to decide for your own, do things your way, become who you've always wanted to be with no one stopping you, go wherever, and all that independence.

And so, out of boredom, I searched and listed my top 5 quotes about freedom.

“Freedom lies in being bold.”
Robert Frost 


“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
Coco Chanel 


“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon 

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
Mahatma Gandhi



“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons  


 All quotes from: http://www.goodreads.com


 
I just love Stephen King and that last quote of his. Ever since I was a kid, I have always wanted to be a bird. Thus, the blog title "Unfathomable Flights of the Snowbird." To fly and explore the endless horizon, to feel the breeze beneath my tired wings, to settle on my own nest. Literally, and, well, figuratively. Sigh.Twenty years, and I am still flightless. Sometimes I come to the point of asking myself, "Am I truly supposed to be a bird or an ostrich?" lol.

But hey, if I really was born an ostrich, who says I can't defy gravity?;) I'll be a jet-pack wearing ostrich then. B-)
 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mindanao Fashion Summit 2013

Watch and support Mindanao Fashion Summit (MFS)!



MFS is similar to that of Philippine Fashion Week, only it's founded by Cagayan de Oro designers. Although Kagay-anon in nature-- meaning the main designers are those from CDO-- it is a national and aspiring-to-be-global event that is participated by fashion designers from all over the country.

The two organizations that spearhead MFS are Oro Fashion Designers' Guild (OFDG), and Designers'Assembly (DA). The former is composed of the city's senior fashion designers. They have been in the industry for a long time now and their names and works are well-established already. Under the DA, which was founded only a few years back, are young and fresh designers (I belong to this org) who aim to follow the lead of the OFDG members. These two orgs tasted success in MFS 2011, and now, despite the storms, literally (MFS 2012 was supposed to be on Dec5-7, but due to Typhoon Pablo, it is postponed) and metaphorically, that the management has gone through, we are very much excited to invite you to witness the continuing evolution of the fashion industry in CDO this January 4, 5, and 6 at Limketkai Mall. The designers will be showcasing their Spring-Summer 2013 Collection. The schedules are as follows:

5PM, Jan4- Filipiniana and Men's Wear Collections
5PM, Jan5- Ororama and National Guest Designers' Collections
4PM, Jan6- DA & OFDG's Collections


My personal note:

I want to thank my mother, father, brother, aunts, uncles, and cousins from abroad and here, friends, and my boyfie for being so supportive. I will never forget every thing that you contributed to make my collection. More thank you letters after the show, alright?^____^ For now, I just wish that all of you could come and see the outcome of the blessings you shared to me. I will post videos and pictures though. Thank you, thank you!:'3