Thursday, April 18, 2013

DIY - Beach Terrarium

Summer was never really my favorite time of the year. The heat, the icky feeling that won't go away, I could go on and on. This year, as one of my resolutions I told myself that I'll do something creative, at least one.

I've always wanted to have one like this as far back as my internship days in St Mary's College. One of the guidance counselors had something like this on her desk.

It's very easy, really. Obviously I don't have a creative bone in my body, so this is the best that I could do.

My beach terrarium won't have any plant in it. This cost about Php350. All you need are:
A fishbowl, this one costs Php249.75

Sand, they're available in different colors so I opted for the regular one since, duh, it's a beach terrarium. One container costs Php49.75. 

Stones, again a whole myriad of colors to choose from. But I stuck to the regular colored, small ones. A pack is Php29.75

Seashells, these were just lying around the house for how many years now. 

Old newspaper. 

So the first thing you do is line the area with the newspaper, just one sheet would do. 

Pour sand (obviously someone needs another manicure) into the bowl. A single container of sand can fill up about 1/4 of the bottom. 

Randomly place the stones and seashells in the area. Et voila. 

Here it is on my side table.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What's In My Bag?

Hello there. Happy Easter! It's been quite some time since I've done a what's in your bag entry. 

This is the bag I'm currently using on a daily basis. Got it for only Php350 at St Francis Square, which is this bigass bazaar housed in a 3-storey building which is only a couple of streets away from my workplace. Really hard to resist not dropping by every day. 

The keychain is a Mushu plushie which was a Happy Meal freebie. It's been with me since college, I decided to put a keychain ring on it since at that time I was so obsessed with those plushie keychains anime characters would tote around in their satchels. And back then, I couldn't find a single store that sold satchels in the malls I frequent.

And of course, the de rigeur hand sanitizer which I attach to the bag du jour.

I don't really tote around much, just a few things to help me get through the day. Plus lugging around a heavy purse WHILE running around ain't fun.


Etude House lipstick

Lip Smackers Skittles in Mango Berry - verrry summery

Zen Zest's Daiquiri - transferred it from it's original bottle onto a smaller spray bottle from Beabi

Watson's Watermelon Hand Soap - also transferred to a Beabi bottle. It pays to carry around liquid soap since you never know when you'd get stuck in a situation when the ladies' room doesn't have handsoap (ewww)

Citronella spray - it's already summer here in the Philippines and mosquitos now come out and play. You can spray this on your skin, but sometimes I also spray it onto the air/under tables. This bottle's almost empty, time to get a new one on payday.

Coby tablet - I'm not really a hardcore techie, this one is for my games and useful apps like menstrual tracker, shift calendar, to-do list. You know, just the basics.

Company ID & access card - my white access card is kinda dirty so I peppered it with stickers. HE he.

Coin purse - for only Php50 at Saint Francis Square! See? Bargain heaven.

Skin Food Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake

Skin Food Agave face powder- love how this is packed with moisturizers, I don't even have to apply moisturizer/base!

Jordana powder blush in Redwood- for those days when I lack sleep and could use a shot of color.

Katinko Ointment - still more effective compared to the pain & itch balm I purchased form Sesou

Keys - to my unit and to our house

Thumb drive - this one is a gift from James when he went to Japan, it's a Sex and the City 2 flash drive. And the diamonds in the logo (which are LED) just light up when plugging it in. Oooh shineeeey~~~

Bag hook from Saizen

ELF Face Brush