Since the deactivation of my ask.fm (which I won’t be getting back on anytime soon) I’ve been getting multiple and often the same questions across different social media platforms — including my email which I filter to business enquires only because trust me, it gets hard keeping track of everything. And as you can tell from my blog’s current idle status alone, I’m not as active online as I used to be and notifications dump over other notifications. As a result, I tend to miss out on your questions. So to save everyone from the tedious work of scan and scroll, or having to directly message me, I thought it’d be more effective to put together the frequently asked questions in one post for everyone to see and refer to in times of curiosity. If you have any other questions, feel free to comment below. Have a great week ahead!
What’s your course, where do you study and what year are you in?
I’m taking up my bachelors degree in Interior Design at the University of Santo Tomas. I’m currently in my third year.
Is Interior Design difficult? How do you balance school and your work as a blogger ?
As cliche and overused as this is, time management is always key. I try to stay on a productive track by using my free days for school work so I could leave days that are set aside for blog-related work (drafting a post, attending an event, shooting a look). As for interior design, I wouldn’t say difficult but it could be challenging in the face of a hectic schedule and fleets of work — procrastinating and sleepless nights may be inevitable at times but it’s up to you how you manage it. Work gets a little easy if it’s something you’re genuinely passionate about. Quick tip: it pays to own a planner.
What’s your daily skincare routine?
I don’t follow a certain regimen except for exfoliating every other day and using lotion after every shower. I only use face masks on occasions or if I’m on the verge of a breakout. I’m currently on the lookout for toners and moisturisers for my combination skin type. Quick tip: research on your skin type so you know what exactly need and don’t need. You may click here for the products I use.
Do you have any tips for beginner bloggers?
If you’re someone who initially enjoys to write, share and document then you’re off to a good start. Blogging may seem easy but it needs a ton of time, dedication, effort, consistency and passion above all. You may click here and here to read more of my experience as a blogger.
How do you afford and save up for shopping — clothing especially?
I’ll be honest, the secret lies within four big letters — sale. Although don’t be fooled by the red price tag, splurging on sale items may be tempting but it still goes down to the right investments. Know your style, what you really need and don’t just spend on fads. Like the great Saint Laurent once said, “fashion fades, style is eternal.”
How often do you workout? Do you go to the gym? What is your workout routine?
I haven’t been working out as of now (last time was probably 2 months ago) but in the instance I feel like “maintaining” my figure/weight, I go for a 30 minute jog four times a week — or on a daily basis if I’m feeling active. When I’m on a workout grind, I focus on strength training (mostly targeting arms, abs and glutes) more than cardio. I don’t go to the gym; I do my home workouts with the help of Nike Training (app) and pinterest.
Shopping helps too. Half-joking.
Do you go on a diet?
I don’t believe in starving yourself or eating less. It’s more of cutting down the bad food — fatty, greasy, artificial, processed and the list goes on. My “diet” comes from personal health reasons and weight loss is not necessarily the case. Although the occasional junk and carb binge never hurt.
Who takes your photos?
If not photographers I’ve collaborated and credited here; it’s usually my friends, family and basically anyone who can handle a camera and have time to spare (or is coerced to take my photos because they’re with me)
How do you edit your photos? What apps do you use?
I use VSCO Cam usually and Photoshop for overlays and more creative type of editing.
What camera do you shoot with?