New year, new goals!

It’s 2013, a new year, meaning it’s time to make some changes!

I’ve started out by changing my mission, which can be seen in my About page.

To summarize, I wanted to reiterate why I originally started sharing makeup, hair, and overall beauty tips. I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 19 (turning 20) back in 2010. In order to cope with the sudden lifestyle changes I had to make, I created my YouTube page. I shared simple, easy makeup tutorials for those who needed quick morning routines. I was a college student at the time and so naturally I was targeting those in school like myself, but I was also trying to help those who possibly could have been going through the same thing I was (or similar).

After my diagnosis, I lost a great deal of my self-confidence because my appearance started to change drastically and fast. That’s why my goal was to boost confidence.

Next month (Feb.) it will mark 3 years that I’ve had Lupus. And although my appearance has gone back to its original state (pre-Lupus) my mindset is still the same since that first Youtube video. I know several people who lack confidence in themselves and don’t see how truly beautiful they are. Hence why my goal remains the same. I’ve gained the confidence I lost back and moving forward I want to help others achieve the same 🙂

Here’s to an amazing start to a new year – 2013, let’s do big things!

Stay Maganda ❤


Where have I been?

So during my hiatus not too much has changed, but I did make some new major purchases and have new styles due to the fall season. Let’s see….

Well, I cut my own hair which I’ve been doing for over a year now. Now I have bangs!

This look was cut & styled by yours truly.
The glasses were purchased from Style Suzi’s online store.  These have become my favorite accessory ever since I got them in the mail (about 2 weeks ago).
I usually rock bangs during colder months because my face doesn’t get as oily due to the drier air so the look is more low maintenance.

Here’s my OOTD from yesterday.

I actually wore my hair down the entire day, this was taken at the end of the day where I usually just throw my hair up in a messy bun.
Still cute though, huh? ~.^
I paired this look with a hooded leather jacket and my favorite wedge sneakers (see below).

These sneakers came sometime towards the end of last month. They resemble the Isabel Marant wedge sneakers, and in my opinion they are pretty much the same, minus the price tag.

These can be paired with pretty much any outfit since black can be rocked with anything.
I wear them with skinny jeans, jeggings, leggings, and even the tights & shorts combo!
They’re super comfortable, you forget you’re even wearing heels (no joke.) These give me a good 2.5 inches extra 🙂

What’s new with you? I’d love to hear/see it – share below or on my Facebook page!

Stay Maganda!<3