Break My Style

Beautiful Story

I remember seeing Kelly Misa’s Pond’s TVC back when I was in high school and I also remember staring at the television and telling myself, “I want to be a Pond’s girl when I grow up”. Okay, so I really wasn’t the prettiest kid on the block- no, let me correct myself, I was probably the ugliest kid on the block. I was a geek in grade school and got bullied a lot. My hair was short, my teeth were apart and I was so tiny that guys (and girls) would always pick on me and would call me names. I will not tell you the entire story because it’s not a good one, but I knew I had a dream and being part of an inspirational campaign was one of them. I wanted to be part of the Pond’s family because I wanted to influence teens out there, and I never thought that a dream this big could actually come true! Here I am shooting for Pond’s with sixteen of the Philippines’ most admired ladies today including Charlene Gonzales, Julia Barretto, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Heart Evangelista, Cheska Kramer and the newest endorser, Toni Gonzaga. These are some BTS photos from my shoot. We were divided into three groups since Pond’s couldn’t shoot all seventeen girls one day. Everyone shared their journey in life and each story is just simply heart warming. The videos aren’t uploaded yet but I’ll do another blog post once it’s up! Each and everyone of us has a story to tell on how we dealt with getting bullied and how we transformed/ bloomed into someone better and greater (you can check out Toni Gonzaga’s video HERE). Pond’s wants you to share your story to all the girls out there. Let’s all inspire each other to be the best we can be. Discover the #BeautifulStory behind every beautiful face and I’m sure you’ll discover yours too! If you have a story to share, go to Pond’s website and we’d love to know about it. BMS.

Tanning

BCBG hat

Sunnies Studios shades

H&M top

Bellas Online Shoppe swimsuit

It's always summer in my eyes! I haven't gotten a tan since my last trip to Boracay and I really missed wearing swimsuits too! I think this black cutout piece from Bellas Online Shoppe is created in a way that it can make you look effortlessly sexy even if you're not showing too much skin (if you think about it, wearing a two piece bikini is definitely more revealing). The soft edges of the cutout design makes it look subtly hot and the metals on the hips part made the swimsuit look more chic. I decided to wear a white sheer polo as a cover up so I won't look too bare after going swimming. 

Photos by: Spike

BMS x X-Mini Giveaway

I bring a lot with me when I go to the beach. I make sure I'm equipped with things that'll make my trip more enjoyable- that includes bringing a beach blanket, a cold fruit shake, sunnies to protect my eyes and speakers so I can enjoy good music! Usually when I’m at the beach, I enjoy the scenery and the mood more when there’s music. I love playing reggae songs and listening to All Saints’ music. Anyway, I brought three different types of X-mini speakers with me and I'll share with you guys why I love them. Just a fact about them: among all the competing noise, X-mini is established as a pioneer of the portable sound category with an uncompromising commitment to sound quality.

X-mini Max. Double the fun. If you think having one speaker is cool, try having two! X Mini offers a crisp and clear sound with the latest ceramic drivers. These capsule speakers have a magnet at the bottom so you can combine these two and make it into one portable speaker! It also included a carry pouch so you can bring it anywhere!

X-mini ME. There's a reason why they call it a thumb speaker. This is definitely the smallest speaker I've seen by far. You can use it as a key chain and leave it inside your bag everyday and you won't even notice it's there! The reason why I love using speakers is that I don't want to always play music through my phone because I'm OC like that.

X-mini Uno. Aside from bringing this with me to my travels, I use this everyday in my room too. It's so compact and you can compress it so it can be smaller when not in use. This is also with an enhanced design featuring the ceramic driver technology. The best part is it takes a long, long time for the battery to be drained! These items are available at Abenson, Ambassador, Bepper City, Cellpower, Dataview, Electroworld, iRecommend, iTech, Odyssey, Power Mac Center, Silienation, Techytrends and 8telcom Davao City.

And since I want you guys to make your music experience better also, I’m giving away 1 unit of X-mini ME colour pink! It’s the one just like mine. All you have to do is:

1. Like X-mini on Facebook

2. Follow X-mini on Instagram and Twitter

3. Instagram the last photo (picture above) and tell me why you want to win the @xminiphils speaker with the hashtag #BMSxXminiGiveaway

Contest period is from July 27-August 4 only. I’ll be announcing the winner on my Facebook and Twitter account. Good luck! BMS.

Black and Gray by the Bay

Sunnies Studios shades

Pink Salmon swimwear

There's no place like the beach. My mood automatically becomes relaxed whenever I see the sand, sun and shore. It's really amusing how I always end up wanting my getaways to be at the beach, even on rainy seasons! Haha. Luckily, it only drizzled for awhile during my trip so I still enjoyed my stay. I was shopping online a few days before my trip when I stumbled upon Pink Salmon, a swimwear/activewear clothing shop. I was so happy to see a lot of one-of-a-kind and trendy pieces from their shop- usually when I look for swimsuits, it's always the same two-piece bikinis websites sell. Pink Salmon invests a lot of time thinking of unique designs so you'll be sure no one can have the same outfit as yours. When I ordered from them, they even asked my vital stats to make sure the fit will be perfect! Not only is it made for the beach, but this swimsuit can be worn as a top too! I'll probably be doing that soon. BMS.

Photos by: Spike

Road Trip

(Sunnies Studios shades, H&M top, American Apparel shorts, Topshop shoes)

Road trip!!! I wanted to do a weekday getaway since I had a free day and what better way to enjoy it the full experience more is to drive your own car, put down the windows and listen to good music. Oh yeah! I have to admit, I haven’t driven for a long time, so the feeling was extraordinarily amazing. The best part? I got to drive the Toyota All New Yaris. It’s so compact and trendy- it really suits any fashionista’s lifestyle! I brought a lot of stuff with me because the Yaris’ back door opens really wide. It’s more spacious than other cars I’ve ridden in. I stayed overnight at a resort in Batangas so I was technically six hours on the road (to and from) but didn’t feel any hassle because it was so comfortable driving the car. Everyone has a different style and this car can fit your everyday style. It’s fuel efficient and I didn’t have a hard time parking anywhere because it’s compact! Girls will love this car! Aside from driving it outside the city, it’s also super convenient driving around Metro Manila because of its size and fuel efficiency. And can I mention my favourite part of the car? It has a USB port near the radio so you can charge and listen to your music from your phone. Oh yeah! If you’ve seen my blog post before (you can read it HERE), I’ve already mentioned that it cops the right balance between sharp edges and smooth surfaces, expressing the car’s personality of being a fashion forward car. Thank you Toyota for letting me test drive the All New Yaris. Personally, I think we’re a match made in heaven.

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