Hershey Dyes

….. her hair brown. =))

Lol. Two weeks ago, before the second semester started, I promised myself that I was going to give myself a much-deserved makeover. You see, I’ve totally forgotten to take care of myself the past 6 months. Not only was I a wreck emotionally; I also looked like one, too. I let my problems get the best of me, and so, I forgot to properly present and carry myself. I went to school looking like a mess. A mistreated, stressed out, sad-looking mess. 
And now that I’m finally learning to move on, to appreciate whatever I have now, I promised to treat myself better; to love myself more than anyone could. Some people may come and go; some may make you feel like you’re the worst person in the world; but at the end of the day, the only one you’ve got’s yourself.  We should never forget to love and take care of ourselves.
 And so, here’s to a better, happier me!
Other than the many bullets on my checklist like:
  • “Hoy Neri, change your study habits plz lang”
  • “Update-update din ng wardrobe pag may time ok”
  • “Mag-exercise ka na jusko!!!
  • “Diet. That is all.”

another circle I have just recently (and proudly) shaded out was 
  • “Color your hair!! :)”

I have always been afraid of drastic changes ( hashtag hugot!!!! ), but I guess I’m really thankful I had the guts to go through this one.
I didn’t think it was practical to pay 1K plus for a hair coloring treatment. And so, I followed my sister’s advice: Try out Etude House‘s bubble hair color. 
I bought a pack for 375 pesos. Its shade was in NATURAL BROWN. I also found out that it was ammonia-free so yay!! πŸ™‚
 The box included:
  • Hair coloring
  • Oxidizer in pumping bottle
  • Hair treatment 
  • A pair of gloves
  • A plastic cape thingy to protect your clothes from staining

(clockwise: plastic cape, plastic gloves, oxidizer in pumped bottle, hair treatment, hair coloring, instructions manual)
So basically, what you do first is mix the solution by transferring the hair coloring into the oxidizer in the pumping bottle. Close the lid and gently shake from side to side. 
Pump the bottle. Apply the bubble/foam onto your hair..Leave for 45 minutes. Rinse. 
Apply the hair treatment on all parts of your hair. Leave for 5 minutes. Rinse.
(I super like the hair treatment because it really turned my hair magically smooth and silky LOL haha but seriously tho; I thought my hair died from all the coloring because it suddenly turned dry and brittle, but after using the Silky Hair Treatment, my hair became silky smooth–like magic!)
the instructions manual…………………………….that was, unfortunately for me, written in Korean
Letting the solution work on my hair teeheeeeeee. Oh the wonders of chemicals.
I had to admit: I didn’t color my own hair; I had someone else do it for me. =))))
Hands up in the air for the forever supportive Ken Reyes =))) lolololol.
(hi Ken, if ever you decide not to push through with Medicine, at least we both know that you have an option of being a hair stylist now jk HAHA).
(and yes, my 6-year-old self lacked two front teeth HAHAHA)

Oops but wait HAHAHA nasobrahan ata sa pagka before. =))))
Here you go. =))
BEFORE (really)
(I had dark hair)

Obligatory “AFTER” photos:
Under the light:

Under daylight:
My critique:
I’ll give it a 9/10!!! Super easy to use and it was totally not disappointing! πŸ™‚ Yippeeee. 375 pesos is so worth it. However, make sure you know how to color your own hair when you do this at home. =)) I had to go to a salon nearby to do touch-ups here and there, because both Ken and I had no experience beforehand with hair coloring and such. But yeah. I’m very happy with the outcome πŸ™‚
Just a quick  jeje outfit post of what I wore to school on a sunny day:
AIESEC T-Shirt (“No Guts, No Glory; No Guts, No Story”) for recruitment week (big shout out to my aiesec family woot woot!!)
Blue shorts- bazaar
Red flats- bazaar
Cute, floral umbrella- Forever 21
(and yes, yung umbrella lang talaga yung purpose kung bakit ako nagpapicture HAHAHAHAHA)
Say hello to the sprain-that-I-am-so-not-proud-of-acquiring =)))))
(short backstory: I was running around the CAS Oblation garden when BAM! I tripped over a few pots here and there. And the rest is history.)
Some other random photos that I grabbed from random people  (hi dad, Bekai , Jana, and Jean HAHA):

I am a very happy brown-haired dork yes,
The Teenage Queen

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I miss someone I shouldn’t.

A quarter til the clock strikes midnight,
and these random thoughts enter my mind.

Should haves, could haves, 
whys, maybes, what ifs and buts.

But you can’t turn back time.
And you don’t just ask a person
to come back.

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This was what I wore to a wedding we attended at Batangas (Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club) last weekend. 
Funny story. Five minutes before we left for our overnight stay in Batangas, my mother informed me that we were going to attend a wedding there. Confused and  panicked, I just got a random dress and a random skirt from my clothes rack , stuffed them in my bag and went straight to the car.
The wedding day came and I totally still had no clue what to wear. As I threw all of my clothes on the bed, I realized that the dress and the skirt that I brought could actually match together. So I wore the dress as a top and layered on a maxi skirt! If there’s one thing missing in this outfit, it would most certainly be accessories.  I didn’t accessorize that much (I just wore earrings and a ring) ; totally forgot to bring arm candies with me—-WRONG MOVE.  πŸ™
Black dress (used as top): Forever 21
Maxi skirt: Anti Fashion (a birthday gift from my friend. Thanks, Rone!!)
Vintage black purse: Borrowed from my mom
Nude shoes: Charles and Keith
I love tulles!! Wearing this made me feel like a ballerina princess HAHAHA. Except that I don’t do ballet. Nor am I a princess……………
After attending the wedding at Batangas, we went straight to Metrowalk in Ortigas for a surprise birthday party for our dear Tito Nitoy and Tita Ethel!  πŸ™‚ 
And would you look at that, I just found out the moment I came to the event that it was supposed to be a Hippie costume party (what is up with my cluelessness about the things around me?!??). Good thing I chose to wear a maxi skirt, it could pass as something a hippie would wear, right? haha!! πŸ™‚
This is a photo of some members of the Casillan and Agas family— the family friends that we’ve had since forever (our dads are best friends ever since they were, as they call it,  “bagets“, hahaha). We’ve basically been present in almost all of each other’s miIestones! I am very blessed and thankful to have grown up with them and to have them in my life. <3
And yup. I guess that’s all for now, folks! It’s officially the start of UP Manila’s enrollment week for the second semester AND GUESS WHAT? I still have 0 units. Yep. Zero. Nada.
dear self, certain things have got to change; pls fix yourself,
the teenage queen


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