Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Please Vote for Me to be Cream Silk's New Ambassador

I know this is not a fashion-related post but I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your help to vote for me to be one of the newest Cream Silk Ambassador. As the Philippines' most trusted conditioner brand, Cream Silk inspires women all over the country to bring out their hair's full beauty potential (unieliver.com.ph).
All you have to do is go to this link and look for my picture (CIELO FERNANDO) and click the box with the word VOTE. You may vote as many times as you want. Please do help me inspire young women to be the very best version of themselves. Your vote will really mean a lot to me. Thank you in advanced! ♥

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Keep Doing What You're Doing

I was sitting in a dimmed-light auditorium yesterday. There were a lot of people inside, all of them were buzzing around. I feel pressured. I can feel the intense heat between me and them though I don't know them personally. There's a thing that ignites the anxiety in me and I was not sure what it is.

Maybe it's the thought of having the same interests with them. Maybe I feel tensed because I know there's a lot of people inside that same auditorium that are better than I. Maybe because I'm just envious because most of them know what they want to do in the future already. Well, not that I don't know what I want to do. I was not just sure of what I will do in the future that will make me happy. Then, someone said keep doing everything until you find that certain thing that makes you happy.

It seems to help me. No, it really helps me. From the beginning, I was trying to do everything. I was trying to excel in every thing I do.
But it leads me to a fall down. I failed. Not just once but many times. I thought of giving up because I can't handle the pain and failures anymore. It's like, things were crashing my pride. My future. My dreams. My life.  I realized, I can't do everything. I almost gave up.
But I didn't. I realized, there's a lot of ways to go. That if I give up, I wouldn't reach where I am now. I have come this far to give it all up. I learned to accept failures. Well, I have to because in that way, I can fully accept myself, too. I suffered but I grew stronger.

I must say, the person who said to keep doing everything is right. We should not stop just because we failed. We should not stop just because we think it's not meant for us. We should strive hard to get what we really want to do because eventually, we will grasp it in our hands if we don't stop.
Like what the 5SOS boys said in their song... don't stop, doing what you're doing.

PS. This look is one of those included in Candy Magazine's Style Files where I was featured. Check it out ♥

Top and Bow from Forever21 | Skirt from a bazaar

Sunday, July 20, 2014

You Don't Have to Try so Hard

I've always thought that trying so hard will make everything fine; that it'll make everything goes according to plan.
In fact, my motto before was try and try until you succeed. Okay, until now.
Well, there's really nothing wrong with trying so much to achieve what you want. It's good because it makes you eager for your goals. But sometimes, you know, you don't have to try so hard. Sometimes, trying so hard leads us to expectations and failures. I'm not trying to say that you shouldn't try hard. My point is, know when to try hard. Know what your goals are first; know your aim; know the main reason of your moves before giving in to something so much. Why are you trying so hard? Ask that to yourself.
Is it because you want to pursue that dream? Well, go for it!
Is it because you want to belong? Hmm. Let me thing about that. And you should, too!
I don't see any problem of wanting to belong or to please others. A problem will only blow if you let others heat up your emotions, hence, ruining your self-worth. Once you let them affect you, it won't stop. It will eat you until you're messed up. Don't focus and bother so much time on what others are telling you. Who cares if you don't wear makeup everyday? You still look pretty anyway! Who cares if you don't have the best and most expensive clothes to wear? You still look stunning on that tee and ripped jeans! 

This is the perfect idea to describe my outfit here 'cause I didn't bother to plan an outfit like I used to and I looked haggard after so many days without enough sleep. Who cares? As long as I look okay to my family and friends then it's fine. And as long as I feel okay the way I see with my own eyes then just go with it. The secret is, if no one sees your beauty, learn to appreciate yourself because that is where it all starts. I just want to share a song of Colbie Caillat that inspired me to write this. So here it goes:

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to, give it all away
You just have to get up
You don't have to change a single thing

Wait a second,
Why, should you care, what they think of you

When you're all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?

Take your make-up off
Let your hair down

Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself

Don't you like you?

Cause I like you

Sorry for my awkward pose here. I'm not gonna do this again swear :( Did I make sense? Anyways, I hope you get something from my post.
Let me know if you did! ♥

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Trip to Miami

Few days ago, Kendra of www.thorntonpr.com sent me a message asking for help on her upcoming trip with her husband in Miami. Kendra has been featured in several TV Shows in America so I must say that she's a well-known personality.
Few days from now, she'll head to Biltmore Estate Miami Hotel to spend her vacation. We all know that Miami is a great place to spend our free time and relax. There are so many things to see and places to be. and Biltmore hotel is just in! In case you haven't heard of it yet, you could read some good reviews about it. Below is her message to me:

The Challenge: 
I am heading to Miami, Florida in a few weeks with my husband. I am a mother to three wonderful children and am in need of some trendy fashion guidance! I'm inviting you to help me put together a wardrobe that will complement my travel plans. My husband and I are spending the weekend at The Biltmore estate Miami and I will need a chic ensemble for day and evening looks. 

Kendra is a tall blonde beautiful lady so I think, these outfits are perfect for her!
For the day, maxi skirt and sleeveless top to pair with. Plus a floppy hat, especially if you're having a bad hair day this could be a very big help to you. And a white sandals to comfortably walk around the city or beach in style. You don't have to worry about having pain on your toes 'cause they're wedges :)
 For the evening look, I chose a Topshop maxi dress, a Gianvito Rossi Pointed Suede Mid Heel Pumps, a Nine West clutch and a Kate Spade necklace to pull it off! This outfit is so perfect for a date with your boyfriend or husband in a fine dining restaurant.
I just hope she likes the outfits I put together for her exciting trip!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Contentment is the Key to Happiness

That moment when Korean tourists asked you to have a picture with them!

My friend and I were in the middle of shooting these photos and stopped for a bit because there are so many people passing by our direction. Of course I don't want to be that "no care blogger at all" so we stopped and let them pass but then, something unexpected came up. There is a group of Koreans (tourists I guess lol) who stopped at Jov's (my friend) place.

  • Korean Guy 1 to Jov:Do you want me to take your picture together?
  • Jov:No it's okay.
  • Then Korean Guy 1 went to me

  • Korean Guy 1:Can I have a picture with you?
  • I was like "What? Seriously? Me?" of course I didn't say this to him. Just in my mind lol

  • Me:Sure
  • Korean Guy 1:1 more please?
  • Me:Sure
  • While the guy's taking picture, his friends and/or relatives also approached me. Then the Korean girl took her phone out. I thought she's going to ask me to take their picture. Surprisingly, she also wanted to have a picture with me.
  • Them:Come here
  • Me:Okay
  • Korean Guy 2:Guhnra. Maguhnra ka. (Maganda daw. It means pretty hahaha)
  • Them:Thank you so much!
  • Me:Sure no problem

After they leave us, my friends started teasing me saying haba ng hair! I was like did that really happened? Seriously? Why me? Thinking that I'm with my friends that are prettier than me. Lol. All I can do is to be grateful about it. So to those Koreans, thank you so much! You boosted my confidence! ♥
The point of this post is that, we all have our own version of beautiful. We shouldn't be insecure of others just because you think they're prettier than you or glamorous than you. We have to learn to appreciate the little things. That's when we become happy. To be contented is the key to being happy. Be thankful of what you have even if those are the "little things". Have a fun week ahead! :)