A Custom Pendant Story

I know plenty of us like acquiring new accessories, because who doesn’t like shiny, new baubles? But it’s always extra memorable when the piece has a story behind it. I recently got one that I wanted to share, because it was unexpected but turned out wonderful. And it all started with a raffle…

Raffle prizes; image from @glitters_and_ice.ph Instagram account

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Cooking With Paris is… a lot

So… I finished Cooking With Paris sometime last week. I didn’t watch it immediately upon release, because I had to get into a specific mood: Not looking for anything serious, feeling a little nostalgic, and reaching the point of sabaw (Tagalog for soup; describing that state of mind where the brain feels exhausted enough to resemble sludge or soup). And you know what? I didn’t hate it.

Cooking With Paris; image from Netflix

I’ve seen the reviews. It’s polarizing. But I was personally going through puberty during the height of The Simple Life’s popularity and the proper rise of celeb-centric reality shows. (I was obsessed with Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica!) So I was able to find the humor in this out-of-touch rich girl attempting “commoner” chores. And if you got on that bandwagon before, you’d know that Paris is the OG reality star. (Kardashian who?)

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Avon Imari Rouge

It’s no secret that Avon fragrances are diverse. I know this for a fact because I’ve owned several of them (or their skin softener counterpart) in my earlier years. My journey started with the youthful Yessamin in my teens. When I started working, I got me some comforting Far Away Bella (that I still remember fondly to this day). So it’s a full circle moment to receive a bottle of Imari Rouge (PHP 599 / 50 ml) from Avon, which actually feels a lot like an adulting milestone.

Avon Imari Rouge

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