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…
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.
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?)
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.