Saturday, April 26, 2014

Broken Hearts: An inspirational message

I was browsing through my last year's posts and I realized that I was not able to publish all the "Holy Hour" introductions. So here's another one. I hope that it will still continue to inspire people. :) Happy Blessed Sunday!

September 2012 Introduction:

Loving is breaking a part of ourselves and giving it to those that we love—may it be our families, friends or that one special person, or an organization, a community, country, or others.  It entails taking the risk to allow one to either make or break us. And when one decides to do the latter, we are shattered and torn to pieces. We hurt and cry, feeling that the pain is endless. But sometimes, we have to be broken in order to be shared and become whole again. However, more often than not, we do not realize this and therefore question God why He makes us feel this intense heartache. Everything happens for a reason, they say, so we question Him again and ask, “Why?”

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” We crushed God’s heart when He had to give up Jesus. Yet He willingly did so for one reason only—He loves us. God’s broken heart is mended every time we ask for forgiveness and by the love that we give back to Him. In the same light, that part of us that was taken away will be filled up again by other people, or better yet, by God’s love.

It is not by chance that we have loved and have been broken. Perhaps it is God’s will because He wants us to experience the deeper meaning of love. Being broken allows us to move forward and give ourselves a new light and a greater perspective.

We gather tonight and pray for those who have been broken, that they may be able to find God’s love and feel complete again. The presider for this mass is Fr. ______ of the Society of Jesus.

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).

- 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)



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!