What You Need to Know About Boudoir Photography

The title of this post just makes me giggle a little bit. I mean I am not an expert with photoshoots, and I am not a photographer either, but I am just in so much awe about this concept.

I just feel that it really screams women empowerment and a great showcase of confidence!

So what am I talking about really?

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A Boudoir Photography is “a photographic style featuring intimate, romantic, and sometimes racy or suggestive but classy images of its subjects in a bedroom or private dressing room”.

I am a member of a wedding group, and this is where I learned so much about this rather sensual photography panache. Usually, the bride engages in a photo shoot and wills to give the polished work to her groom as a wedding gift. It has an utter feeling of a “for-your-eyes-only” gift.

So let me just round up some things that you should know, just in case you finally brave up and take the leap of holding your very own boudoir shoot!

 

THE STYLE

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You can actually form your own concept. Oftentimes, brides opt to hold it in a private location or room, like the one in hotels, to maximize privacy. You can look like a modern maven, a French maid, a morning-after-look vixen, a sexy Fifty Shades of Grey rip-off, a pin-up girl, the fifty’s, the sky is the limit!

It is up to you too should you want everything in black and white or in whimsy filters and colors.

 

THE MAKEUP

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I suggest you streamline it with your chosen theme. Most of the time I see women in smokey eyes, and nude lip tints for that sultry look. Or you can always try that innocent, no-makeup makeup look. 🙂

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

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This can be a little tricky though because some girls prefer an all-girl team. They feel more comfortable when they know that everything will be handled by females, knowing that the concept is a bit intimate. But for me, I don’t really mind. I am more concerned about their talent, and abilities to execute great images for me to worry about gender.

 

THE WARDROBE

You can actually look for lacy pieces, white button-downs, robes, or sexy lingerie. Just in case you don’t find anything you like in the local stores, you can always try to SHOP NOW at ROSEGAL. They have amazing collections for sheer bodysuits.

 

THE EXPECTATION

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Credits: Finesse Boudoir Photography

Here’s the thing, it doesn’t matter if you think you’re over or under the weight that you are supposed to be in. This is about accepting your flaws and highlighting your assets. It is about a celebration of you being a woman, right here, right now.

I am pretty bummed that I haven’t done it yet, but I’m thinking of holding one for my maternity shoot, and once I get my pre-pregnancy body back.

Now if you’re considering on having your own boudoir photoshoot, here is a resounding BIG YES! Go for it, and don’t let anybody tell you, you shouldn’t.

 

Your body, your rules! Go, merfriend!

 

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Versaheel’s First Feature Interview on National TV

Once again, I’m trying to beat myself with my thoughts on the impossibility of blogging via smartphone.

And for another moment, I’m currently eating my own words for I am here at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, parasiting on their fast and generous wifi connection. 


I am ecstatic to come home yet a little jittery for I am about to jump into a whole new world.

I was at Siem Reap when my first national tv feature interview aired. Thank goodness for Facebook!

I was able to watch myself and hear how my little dream is blossoming.

Being interviewed  was surreal. I came from a talk and had to pick up the shoes. I arrived just in time and managed to do a little retouch.



My shoes were laid flat and Ms Laila Chikadora was wonderful enough to get to know me and how I started Versaheel first, before the actual shoot.

It was just like talking to a friend actually. I never felt I was speaking to a star reporter. She was so nice!



My heart leaped heights above when she said she loved the Snaky Reed Somerhalder I gave her.


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I would like you to know that I am just an ordinary girl, who just envisions and works very hard for all of these things to happen. 


That is why I am extremely grateful for all of the opportunities and the people who are giving me a chance to show what I’m capable of.

After News5, I am set to have my first live interview for Pambansang Almusal in Net25. 

Catch me live merfriends (for real! Live na talaga OMG!) on Aug 14, 2017 Monday at 6AM.

I’m probably going to be super nerved not to stutter! Hehe Wish me luck! 😀

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Diana Cross Slip-ons for Versaheel

One of the best things I guess about being a blogger is that I have a platform to share the things I love, and hold dear.

Often times I get asked on why I never pursued my undergraduate course which is Nursing. I usually tell them that I tried to be a good daughter, and wanted to please my parents.

However, it is through Nursing that I was able to discover my love for shoes, to which little did I know will become a dream enterprise one day.

It is still a dream up to now, so I am trying my best to work on that. Especially that my late mother was part of making this come true.

So allow me to share with you the new comfortable flats we have at Versaheel. I call it “DIANA CROSS”. Obviously, because its straps are crossed! 😀 Haha

I usually play with names, and call my pairs after famous and talented women.
So for this design, we have Diana Ross.

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I love how this photo of her looks chic and laid-back, something that any woman of any age can wear.
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We opted to use this sleek Betula material because they are very soft on the skin. They look really laid-back and are perfect for weekend hangouts with friends, chill shopping, and even during travels!

It kind of reminds me of Korean fashion too! 😀

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I wore one myself when I had my salon treatment last week! 😀

Find more about my designs on Facebook and Instagram!

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Shoe Designing, Wedding Planning, and Speaking Engagements

We are 3,248 happy mermaids and mermen in our Encyclopevia Community! Yay! 😀

I haven’t quite posted something personal lately, so I hope this entry suffices that. Hehe 🙂

Currently, I am busy designing shoes for a client, and I am really hoping that all goes well! I can’t divulge it yet, but you’ll soon see Versaheel in your select leading malls in the metro! Yay! :’)

Crossing my fingers for that!

On a more personal note, my fiance and I set the date! We finally booked the church and the venue! And I almost cried because we got them both on our desired date! Can heaven be more loving and serendipitous?

Haha :)) Munitk ng mahalatang ang saya saya ko dito! 😀

What else?

Oh yeah, I’m having 5 speaking engagements this month, and I really hope I’ll finally meet you there!

Here is the schedule:

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July 20 – SEO 101 for Marketers (This is already sold out by the way, but you can score a chance in getting in my joining my ongoing giveaway!)

July 22 – English Communication in the Contemporary World of Business

July 24 – Business and Career Growth  in the Industry of Sales and Marketing

July 25 –  JUMPSTART: The Keys to Becoming and Making It in the Start-Up Community (This is exclusive for Business Management students in a college in Manila.)

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July 29 – Instagram : Take a Snap! (Admission is FREE! And it will be in Mega Trade Hall 1!

I also got my hair roots done! And the color is richer than ever! Thanks to Vivere Salon! 😀

I know, I know, I still have a lot of backlogs to do, so I hope you all bare with me! Hehe 😀

My time management needs improvement, but I do hope I get to furnish everything soon! Thank you very much for subscribing to my humble blog!

I recently created my Youtube Channel! You can check my first ever vlog in this link!

How about you? How is your week going?

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How About a Shopping Weekend with Up to 80% Off?

I thought you’d click so! So it’s the Mid Year Shopping up to 80% OFF at The Off Price Show on July 14  -16, 2017!

Your much awaited Country’s Largest Roving Outlet Sale is back!

And I can’t wait to see what’s in store for all of us! I have been itching to shop for some clothes now, and I think this is the perfect opportunity! Not to mention all my favorite brands are there!

Can’t we just get any luckier? 😀

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All roads now lead to Alabang Muntinlupa City for the 5th year of The Off Price Show at The Filinvest Tent! Come and enjoy shopping for your favourite brands on July 14 – 16, 2017 (Friday to Sunday) from 11am to 9pm. Great Brands, Big Savings awaits you!

Participating Brands:

  • H&M
  • PUMA
  • Forever21
  • Melissa
  • Pacsafe
  • Palladium
  • Adidas Bodycare
  • Otterbox
  • Technomarine
  • Tommy Hilfiger Eyewear
  • Mel
  • Feiyue
  • Steelcraft
  • YOT
  • Daniel Wellington
  • Cross Pen
  • Inglot Cosmetics
  • Vonzipper
  • Cross Pen and Other Lifestyle brands up to 80% OFF!

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If you’re not yet a member, you may also get Free Entrance Pass, just simply repost the published post below and use hashtag #offprice

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Present your post at the Registration Counter to claim Entrance Pass

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Kids’ Clothing such as Hello Kitty, GAP, Old Navy and more with price starts at P350!

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A wide variety of lifestyle shoes like Palladium, Melissa, PUMA and many more!

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A wide variety of Men’s and Women’s apparels…..

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Watches up to 70% OFF!

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Get outfit ideas on our Fashion Show happens every 3pm and 8pm daily

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There’s also special place where guys can kick back and relax while their better halves shop till they drop 🙂

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Catch WISH BUS Live on Saturday, July 15 with Surprise Guest!

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There will be a Food Court where you can eat while you shop or while you wait in the line.

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Don’t miss this different kind of discount shopping experience 🙂

See you at The Off Price Show at The Filinvest Tent, Alabang Muntinlupa City!

For more details, visit the following pages:

Website: www.theoffpriceshow.ph

Facebook: TheOFFPRICEShow

Instagram: the_offprice_show

Twitter: @TheOFFPRICEShow

See you merfriends! I might be there on Sunday though! 😀

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How My Shopaholic Tendencies Landed Me in the Shopee Birthday Bash and its Video Collaboration

I have a confession to make. I never thought I’d like this. I was just trying it for a little bit, you know, testing it for a little while. But then, little whiles became days, weeks, months, years – and there was nothing I could do to stop.

Forgive me please, but I am a shopping addict. 

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I remember visiting the nearby mall in our university back in college every after school. I used to sneak my shopping goodies inside my bedroom window first, before finally going inside the house’s main door.

I was afraid my Mom will scold me again. But I was terminal. :/ Haha

Too ill to heal. 😀

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You see, looking back I never really regret shopping much. Wanting nicer things actually pushed me to go pursue a business, so I can afford the things I want.

Little did I know, these “shopaholic tendencies” would pave the way for some opportunities, aside from Versaheel.

Last night, I went to the Shopee’s Birthday Bash!

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(Ms Kathy Kenny Ngo,  Katsy Faustino and Me)

It was wonderful, and even though it took me forever to arrive because damn, the traffic was treacherous; I was still able to come in one piece.

Ibiza Beach Club was stupendous! I have seen one that’s similar in Cebu, and it is such a genius to have something like that here in Manila!

The place was in an all-white-theme, and that spells the extra class of the venue! We were situated in arc sofas and the little platforms served as pathways. The water in the little pools on the sides made everything more magical!

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I am really grateful for being part of this year’s Shopee’s anniversary party. Not only did I meet new people, I was also given the chance to participate in its video collaboration with Manila Mash.

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(With Drey Uy and Ms Kathy Kenny Ngo of Manila Mash)

We had the shoot in Café Libertad in Amorsolo, Makati. You’ve got to visit them! They have the most flavorful sandwiches in Makati, I tell you!

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In here we talked about how convenient shopping became because of this app. I never have to go out just to canvass and buy something. Looking for a product became a lot easier through Shoppee!

You can watch the full video here, as produced by Manila Mash in collaboration with Shoppee!

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It also helps me market Versaheel more. I can say that Shopee’s features come in real handy for entrepreneurs like me, because it allows us to have a medium to sell our products and get searched in the most suitable and convincing way!

Plus, the Shopee Guarantee makes it more genuine and safer, because the app becomes your gateway in buying online. And a seller will only collect the payment, once you, the buyer receives the product.

Trust issues are even addressed directly!

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(L-R : Eric Priginal, Joy Priginal, Drew Uy, Me, Katsy Faustino, Ms Kathy Kenny Ngo)

(With Angel Abad and Mommy Lariza Garcia)

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Download Shopee now, and get amazing deals and discounts!

Be careful, please do this in moderation! Addictive tendencies have been reported! 🙂

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Beauty and the Beast Shoes

Apart from having restless feet, I also have a deep-seated liking for traveling and parading in style. There is just something about clothing your most tired body part with the most exquisite shoes. I mean, you could at least provide them with better (and hopefully beautiful) forms of protection, don’t you think?

Now, since it is the most enchanting season for our childhood Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, that I love very much, by the way. I was just wondering how could a pair of high heels embody such magic. Lucky for me, imagining wouldn’t be so far-fetched at all!

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I am seriously in love with these! I wonder how am I going to get a pair. Hmm. Anyway, maybe I’ll do something like this for Versaheel. I mean, who knows! There is always a Disney Princess in each and every girl.

We don’t really outgrow our first heroines, we just learn how to channel them in different ways. You know what’s mine. 😀

What do you think of this design? Would you wear something like this? Let me know in the comments! 😀

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Shop and Save with Groupon Coupons

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are on my prerogative.

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“Whoever says that money cannot buy happiness, doesn’t know where to shop!”

I actually developed an affinity to this quote that has stemmed way back in 2012. I mean, you have to know what you want. Those pieces of monetary bills may not equate to happiness per se, but these will surely be a means to get you what will.

I actually remember the pain from a broken heart easing, when I bought three new pairs of shoes one December night. I mean, I may be single (that time), but I (back then) have the most gorgeous snakeskin and suede high heels on the planet!

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But now that it’s 2017, and I kind of thought that I should be paying more attention on how I spend, it should come to people’s senses that managing one’s finances can bring a huge impact on how you set your priorities. BUT. There’s a big but. Shopping doesn’t have to be a gruesome experience to your conscience when you try to splurge on something you really want, and need!

Good thing, Groupon Coupons is here to save the day! Consequently, keeping up with shopping-until-you-drop is still amenable! Especially, if it’s for someone you love!

I know, I may have been pretty extravagant when it comes to spending cash before, but getting coupons to save on my shopping will do wonders once I plan to buy something. I may live in the Philippines, but it doesn’t mean I cannot avail the coupons. It basically serves a lot of locations in the west, and I may have to ask a friend or family to avail one for me, but who cares? I can still save by using my shopping coupons! And have them shipped here to my country.

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So my dear International merfriends, this is something exciting for you! I know you will be delighted to use Groupon Coupons in your next purchases! Go check out their site, your ‘missing shopping piece’ awaits!

Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more updates!

Note: Photos are courtesy of my 21 year old self, donning my shopaholic costume for the yearbook’s creative shot.

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