Our Korean Pre Wedding / Prenup Photoshoot

Jun 26, 2016


For starters, yay I'm back to blogging!  I know that I haven't posted in a very long time and while I was in hiatus, I got engaged to the love of my life. One of the first things we did to celebrate our engagement was to have our pre wedding / prenup photoshoot in South Korea. Why in Korea you say? Just look at this pre wedding pictures!

(All pictures taken from hellomuse.com)

Aren't they gorgeous? I first stumbled upon Korean pre wedding photoshoots by perusing Hello Muse (hellomuse.com), a website dedicated to pre wedding shoots. As soon as I saw the photos, I knew that I wanted to have a Korean style pre wedding shoot. If you would ask my fiance, he prefers the American or Filipino style prenup shoots which are more casual. But I convinced him that a Korean style pre wedding shoot is a nod to their tradition (he is Korean) and it's something that our parents would like to see. To be honest, I was excited to wear multiple wedding dresses and see my fiance in a tux. 

I had my fiance call a multitude of pre wedding photo studios and we settled with CN Studio in Gangnam. I love how their sample photos look so romantic and pristine. Plus, the price is also something that's affordable for us  as we are trying to save as much as money as we can for the wedding.  

(Here's a screenshot of their website) 

A sample picture by the studio ( look at those gowns! swoon..)

(Photos from cnstudio.co.kr)

Unfortunately, their studio is not open on my fiance's off day from work so we had to look for another studio. In the end, we had our photo shoot done by Nine Studio, also located in Gangnam. I've heard that most wedding photo studios are located in the ritzy area of Gangnam (cue gangnam style song by PSY)

(Here's a screenshot of their website)

Their storefront with big picture windows. 

The makeup room where they doll up the Bride and Groom to be. 

(All photos from ninestudio.co.kr)

For the pre wedding photo shoot by Nine Studio, the inclusions are the rental of  two wedding gowns and two tuxes, makeup, accessories and shoes, a 20 page photo album and a big frame of our chosen picture. All we had to do on the day itself was to show up. For the shoot, i bought my own wedding gown that I specifically purchased for the shoot but they didn't let me wear it. I'm sure they would let me wear it if I insisted enough but my Korean is not so well enough to translate. I also learned that we had to pay for a lady assistant to guide me. At first I was wondering why would I need an assistant but it became apparent enough on the shoot itself. We also had to pay extra if we wanted a copy of all the pictures on the day of the photo shoot and being the control freak that I am, I volunteered to pay for that.

So that's part 1 of our Korean Pre Wedding / Prenup Photo shoot experience. On the next part, I'll share some behind the scenes on the day of the photo shoot and some pictures as well. Thanks for reading! 

Coffee date with Cole Vintage Bag

Sep 14, 2014

dress up cherie cherryl ramos cole vintage bag

dress up cherie cherryl ramos cole vintage bag

dress up cherie cherryl ramos cole vintage bag

( Mint dress, Jill Stuart Shoes, Hermes clic clac bangle, Cole Vintage bag)

 I've always been a supporter of Filipino brands and Cole Vintage is no exception. I love their fashionable frocks and shoes and I would browse their selections whenever I'm at The Ramp. So when they offered me one of their bags, how could I say no? Soft and easy to wear, it's the perfect everyday bag. Not to mention stylish. I took it out on a coffee date with the boyfriend and I love how it matches nicely with my Jill Stuart espadrille pumps. You can find them online via their facebook page and instagram as well. 

Thanks for reading and have a great week ahead!

Review: Su:m37 Time Energy Skin Resetting Toner and Emulsion

Jun 4, 2014

Nowadays, I have been searching for skin care that is organic and all natural. My skin is easily irritated and I've learned that some additives in our skin care can cause redness and blemishes. A quick search and I chanced upon Su:m37, a luxury Korean skincare line which specializes in fermentation and all natural ingredients. 

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Su:m37 products are also free from artificial fragrances, colors and synthetic preservatives which makes it very suitable for sensitive skin. According to the SU:M37 website , it emphasizes on beautiful waiting, as fermentation takes time and the energy of various plants collected can be concentrated. 

I got the SU:M37 Time Energy Skin Resetting line and it is described as "naturally fermented cosmetics which recovers the exhausted skin by normalizing the disturbed rhythm of the skin  by using the fermented material, which has the vitality of life from long waiting". Whew, that's a mouthful isn't it? I have read from another beauty blog that time energy skin resetting is perfect for those with acne, oily skin and blemishes as it normalizes the function of the skin. I am 30, and though the time of my life where I had breakouts are long gone, I still get some acne from time to time especially around that time of the month. 

As you can see, the bottles are half full as I'd like to test them for a long time to see the effects on my skin. 


Su:m37 Skin Resetting Refining Toner


Effectively removes the dead skin and helps skin to be flexible and  helps the rhythm of skin to be normal

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This toner is watery and is easily absorbed by the skin. A few pats on the face will leave skin moisturized and refreshed. I love that there's no stickiness at all. It also has afresh citrus smell that is very pleasant. For me, smell of skincare aids in the "feel good" feeling and the all natural fragrance provides added aromatherapy. 


Su:m37 Time Energy Skin Resetting Softening Emulsion


Balances oil and moisture on your skin and maintains skin more softly and smoothly

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This goes on smoothly and is easily absorbed. Two things that I require most in my moisturizer. Needless to say, I love it! It's a very lightweight moisturizer and again, leaves no sticky feeling behind. When I wear this, I don't feel like there's a layer sitting on my face but rather, my face is soft and smooth.


After using these two for straight two weeks, I have noticed a significant improvement on the appearance of my skin. It's very smooth and calm, almost like a baby. Which I think is on point with the goal of this line, skin that is reset to its best state. I do get breakouts especially when my period is near but I find that when I use these two, blemishes easily heal and disappear. The Su:m37 skin reset line would be perfect for those with acne and other blemishes as it balances the oil in the skin. It's a keeper for me and I would definitely repurchase when I run out.

Thanks for reading and have a great day ahead!

Flounce skirt kind of day with stylenanda top

Apr 12, 2014

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( stylenanda top, zara skirt, zac posen bag)

I've been seeing flounce skirts around since last year and have bought a few ever since. I just love how pretty the shape is, fitted but with a lovely flare at the bottom. This one from zara is a cute shade of pink and perfect for spring season, even if spring in my country is non existent. Paired with this stylenanda loose lace top, this outfit was the perfect sunday lunch date outfit with the boyfie. 

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! 

Changing Seasons

Dec 2, 2013




PicMonkey Collage


( Zara dress, Blazer from Yesstyle.com, Rusty Lopes espadrilles) 

Whenever fall season rolls around, I do get envious when pretty much everyone in the Northern hemisphere dons on sweater and boots. My favorite online stores change their merchandise whenever October has come and I can only gaze wistfully at faux fur jackets (never to real fur!). I live in the tropics and the temperature stays the same all year round ( we do get cold winds by december and january ) but I have decided this year to add some elements to make my wardrobe "transition" from summer to fall. This cotton dress from Zara is as summery as it can be but I found that adding a blazer to the mix can make the outfit appropriate for cold weather, or in my case, cold winds at the most.  

An interesting thing happened while shooting these pictures. The dog came trotting to us and wagging her tail all the way. She is a friendly little thing and as you can see, even tried to kiss me. As much as I'd love to take her home, I guess she belonged to the farm beside the road and I wouldn't want to be charged with dog kidnapping. 

Thanks for reading and have a good day!

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