DIY Photo Frame

Hey! Today I’m going to teach how to make this super easy diy photo frame! 😊

What you will need:

  • Ruler
  • Colored papers
  • Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • String
  • Wooden clips

Let’s get started!

Note: I used a different paper in this tutorial (a cardboard) which made it quite hard for me to cut so I’m sorry in advance if it doesn’t look good in the end.

Step 1: Draw the guidelines. 10x10cm on the bigger square then 7x7cm on the smaller square. The pencil markings may not look equal but when it’s time for me to cut them, I make sure they’re equal. 🙂

Step 2: Cut the paper using scissors.

Step 3: Cut the smaller square using a cutter. Again, I’m sorry if it’s not a flawless cut. It’s a cardboard. And afterwards, fold the other part of the paper as shown below.

Step 4: Apply glue as shown below. Then fold it and apply some again.

Step 5: You’re done! 

I swear it looks better if you use an ordinary colored paper than using thich papers or cardboards 😔 anyway, when you’re done, just insert the photo on the frame then attach it to the string using the wooden clips then you’re done! 


DIY Brow Serum

Hey everyone! 👋🏼 I purchased some castor oil online and I heard that it’s effective to grow out your brows. Since my brows aren’t thick as what I want them to be, I figured that I should give it a shot. ✨

You will need:

60ml castor oil, it says it’s organic and natural, we’ll see about that and I also bought it for 150PHP

Johnson’s baby oil with aloe vera and vitamin E, I’ve researched that aloe vera and vitamin E are also effective to grow your brows so why not?

10g small container for 29.75PHP at Watson’s

Here are the simple three steps in making your diy brow serum:

1. Fill the container 1/2 of each ingredient

2. Stir!!!

3. Apply it to your brows and lashes using your fingers or a clean mascara wand then you’re done!


It has been two weeks but I still haven’t achieve the brows that I wanted so I will come back after a month and update this post for any changes, with pictures! So, why don’t you do it with me, then? Leave a comment below if this tutorial has been effective to you lately. 🙂

Is It Okay To Date Someone In Your Barkada?

Barkada. These are your close friends. And by close, I mean really close. You spend a lot of time with them, you usually talk to them, making more memories and having fun together. They can be your best friends! You know each other like the back of your hands. But as you spend time with them, developing deeper feelings for your barkada is inevitable. It happens. Trust me. Having these feelings for your barkada is kind of awkward. Not in an awkward way but you know what I mean. You two are really close friends and you are torn between confessing your feelings or just keeping them up to yourself. Which leads us to the question, is it okay to date someone in your barkada?

First, let’s identify its pros and cons.

The pros of dating your barkada

Dating someone you’ve only been best friends or close with until now may not be an easy task, but the following pros may just make taking the risk worth it.

1. They are familiar with your bad side.

We all have a dark side and having someone who knows you and someone who’s close to you means that he/she knows how you play whenever you are getting moody, jealous, or angry for no reason. Plus, he/she knows your weaknesses, but and they will know how to respond to them in a way that is constructive to the relationship. On that same note, you’ll be aware of their corny jokes or quirks and as a friend, you already tolerated and accepted all of it and wouldn’t find it annoying!

2. You’ve already developed a strong emotional bond.

You’ve already developed a strong emotional bond that forms a foundation of any successful relationship. Having been best friends, you will have already laid that foundation, and you’ll have loyalty and respect. Therefore, your relationship has a much greater chance of being a successful one.

3. There won’t be any unpleasant surprises.

There’s nothing more awkward – or in some cases, upsetting – than discussing your partner’s love life history. But, you’ve most likely had that discussion with your barkada, for sure, without the implications of being in a relationship. In fact, you may have even met some of their exes! You know what happened with their previous relationship issues and you’re likely to know most of this already so there’s nothing to be surprised of.

4. You already passed the awkward stuff. 

The first few months of any relationship contains exciting moments and awkwardness. You’ve got to work out their likes and dislikes, and there are the friends and the family to meet. The good news about dating your barkada is that the awkwardness has already been dealt with, and you can simply enjoy the excitement of taking your relationship to the next level. Easy, right?

5. You’ve been through it all together. 

Since the you’re in the same barkada it means that you already shared history. Maybe you graduated from the same school together or have attended family celebrations with them. Having shared important moments in each other’s lives, your connection will be stronger, and even more likely to last.

6. No awkward silences. 

There’s nothing worse than starting a relationship with someone you like, only to find out that you don’t have anything to talk about or nothing in common. The plus side of dating your barkada is that you will almost definitely have shared interests. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be friends! So, there’s always something to talk about!

The cons of dating your barkada

Before you confess your feelings to your barkada or taking the relationship to the next level, take a moment to consider the following drawbacks.

1. Are you willing to make the sacrifice?

It’s always the number one concern when anyone considers dating a best friend. What if it doesn’t last? If you break up, you might have to accept that your friendship might be lost forever. All you have to decide is whether sacrificing your friendship is a risk that you are willing to take. Remember that love requires sacrifices. Always.

2. The feeling might not be mutual. 

If you’ve developed feelings for your barkada, there is always a chance that the feeling isn’t mutual, and perhaps their behavior towards you would change. If you decide to confess your feelings, prepare yourself for the worst, and accept that things might be awkward between you and your barkada for a while if things don’t go your way. Decide in advance what your plans might be if your friend does not reciprocate: can you continue being friends with that person? Could you take it if they dated someone else?

3. It’s going to be a “go hard or go home” situation. 

When taking your relationship to the next level, it’s important to consider if you want a casual or long-term relationship and whether you both agree. But remember that a casual relationship probably isn’t worth risking your friendship for.

4. Think about your other barkadas as well.

It’s also important to consider who else will be affected if the relationship doesn’t go according to plan. Especially if you are a part of a larger circle of friends. They could feel pressured to take sides if a breakup occurs. You might risk sacrificing not only your own friendship but your friends as well. 

To answer my question, for me, there are risks involved with confessing romantic feelings to your best friend and with taking your relationship to the next level, but I think it is worth remembering that the greatest and most successful relationships often grow from great friendships, and it might just be the best decision you’ll ever make. Having a relationship with a strong foundation of love and friendship often ends up to be a successful one.

Was this post helpful? Like it! If you have any other opinion about this topic, let me hear about it! Leave a comment below or contact me for your messages. 💕

Throwback: Anniversary

(Some sentences/words are in Tagalog 🇵🇭)

Last February 2015, I wanted to give my boyfriend a gift with some sweet stuff! The gift was supposed to be for our anniversary but I didn’t finish it on time since I was busy studying for midterms and the finals. But last March, I was finally able to give it to him! I got two boxes. One medium-sized box and a smaller box. So I wasn’t able to take pictures of it. Dapat pipicturan ko each kaso nakalimutan ko haha! 😅 So pinapicturan ko nalang sa kanya. I told him not to arrange it anymore ‘cause it wasn’t necessary. 

Inside the medium-sized box, I got some little flag banners written with “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY”, with one sweet short letter above it. Inside it was also, “Open When Letters” which was supposed to be 10 letters but I lost the three envelopes since the house has been such a mess ever since we started renovating it. Such a bummer. Anyway, there was a 365 jar as well! The notes inside this jar is what I sometimes do at school whenever I had a free time. Etong jar lang ang napicturan ko huhu.

I also got some Love Survival Kit from Papemelroti, a shirt from Artwork that says, “Haggardo Versowza”, a coin purse with the same design that he lost a month ago, the last coffee in a sachet that we ever bought together before I got really sick and some socks from Iconic with aliens on it since we always wanted to get ourselves some socks there. On the smaller box, it was supposed to be foods that he like. But he calls it sadness kit so that whenever he’s sad and misses me, he could just eat from the food there. I got him three Twix (his favourite chocolate), two Meiji Apollo, one Meiji Coffeebeat, two Skyflakes and one can of Century Tuna Lite. He likes to eat tuna flakes in which he spreads the tuna in the cracker then tops it with another cracker like a sandwich! I was so happy seeing him happy. He repeatedly hugged me while we watch The Gods of Egypt. He keeps on saying that he was so lucky to have me and that he really loves me. I guess when you’re with the right person, they bring out the best in you; like he did. He just didn’t know I’m more blessed to have someone like him than himself. I didn’t mind na mag-effort ng bongga para sa kanya. It was my first time to do such thing. I’m happy na finally ang mga efforts ko is appreciated na. 😊💕💯

Papemelroti: 200PHP Haul

Hey! 👋🏼 yesterday, I shopped for some stuff and I figured to make a blog post about it. It’s nothing grand, but I’d like to publish an appreciation post of how cute Papemelroti is!

Papemelroti is one of my fave gift shops. It features tons and tons of cute home decors, stationeries, frames, gifts, decorative accessories and other awesome stuff that you’ll definitely love. 💕 most of their products are earth friendly or recycled (one reason that I love Papemelroti) and hand-made. The store’s ambiance is so good and everything’s Instagram-able. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take pictures of the store since there are many people inside. 😐

So long story short, yesterday, I had an extra 200 pesos to spend for myself. I wanted to save it but I thought that I would go and window shop at Papemelroti (LOL) but I ended up spending my money! And here are the items that I’ve purchased with my last 200 pesos yesterday:

Here are the items along with their prices:

1. Cute Small Box (39.00PHP)

I love boxes and jars or any sort of containers and you don’t know how many boxes I have in my room, I just love them! So I didn’t think twice of purchasing another box and I thought it’s a good container for some of my makeups. 💕

2. Craft Cuts (15.00PHP)

These craft cuts are perfect for scrapbooking or just simply labelling stuff in your home. All you have to do is simply cut the designs, write on them then put them wherever you want!

3. Unicorn Earplug Jack (39.00PHP)

This cute earplug jack ornament is all your phone needed to look classy and majestic! But it’s not just an ornament, it prevents dirt to enter your earplug jack! 

4. Pins (25.00PHP each)

Pins could never go wrong with any bag, it’s perfect for canvas bags or bagpacks! The first pin that I bought says, “In Everything Give Thanks” which I loved because I’m definitely thankful for almost everything in this world then the second pin says, “Climb Mountains” which triggered my adventurous side but I’m planning to give it to my boyfriend since he and his friends hike a lot. But hey, there are tons of designs to choose from!

5. Bookmark (5.00PHP)

I read books a lot so bookmark’s a must and I’ve chosen this design since it’s earth friendly and I’ve always loved the idea of planting trees. Did I also mention that Papemelroti’s products are 100% earth friendly or recycled?

6. 2017 Planner (20.00PHP)

I LOVE PUGS. I don’t care if it’s September, as long as it has a pug in it, I’m going to buy it! I know it’s quite early for 2017 planners, but hey, it has a pug in it.

7. No More Procrastinating Stationery Pad (16.00PHP)

I need this so much since I’m such a procrastinator. When I stumbled upon this pad, I knew I had to buy it. I always cram and procrastinate that’s why I think this pad could be useful and helpful for me! Plus, the layout is so cute! 

So there are the items that I purchased with my 200 pesos. I spent 184 pesos only, which leaves me 16 pesos (I could buy another stationery!) One thing I loved about Papemelroti is that their price is reasonable and affordable! I hope you enjoyed this 200 pesos haul and I will be back for another Papemelroti: 500 pesos haul next time! Leave a message below for questions and comments. Bye! 💕