October Favorites

It’s time for another monthly favorites! (Even though I kind of suck from keeping up with this blog series ) Anyway, I have a lot of things to share to you which I’ve been loving not only for this month, but for the past months too. You might think, “So why is it called October faves only? Shouldn’t it be past months favorites?” It doesn’t matter, you can call it whatever you want. LOL. Okay, enough of the rambling.  Here they are:


I have always been interested in psychology and for the last 2 years, I have been watching crime documentaries from Forensic Files to serial killer documentaries. It just interests me how certain people could do these things, how their mind works differently from normal ones. This month I have seen, Amanda Knox on Netflix. I’ve already seen the movie version but this documentary sheds a new light to this case. The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey is also interesting considering this case has not been solved after several years. This documentary will make you think of who killed this lovely little girl in the 90’s. You can see it on YouTube. Currently, I have been watching a show on Netflix called Killer Women with Piers MorganIt’s sad how there are women killers as well and their victims are often their loved ones.

My choice of movies and shows these days has been quite dark that even my boyfriend kind of got scared of me But really, these things happened in real life and we should be aware that there are people as normal as they look, would do something as disturbing as they did. Serial killer documentaries and chill!


I’m loving  The Blushed Nudes by Maybelline eyeshadow palette. Most of my eyeshadows are mostly browns and nudes, so I really like having pink and purple shades. I also purchased the Sleek Flick It Eyeliner Pen and this is by far the best eyeliner I have used. It’s easy to apply and it’s waterproof!

When it comes to fashion, I’m a sucker for cold shoulders and off shoulder tops.  Girly and it looks classy.


I’ve started reading Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven and so far, so good. I also like the book No Filter which is a collection of monologues for millennials by milennials. It’s so relatable. My love for Filipino poetry heightened when I read Habang Wala Pa Sila by Juan Miguel Severo. Oh, so much feels! It even sounds better when you read it out loud.


CARROT Fit Screenshots

When it comes to photography, I have discovered Color Story where it has filters which makes your photos brighter. You know how I love Candy Crush? I found something better! Gardenscape is much like candy crush but it has its own story line. I recently found out about the fitness app Carrot Fit from Corinth’s Youtube video, I downloaded it and it makes working out so much fun! It’s funny and it keeps me motivated with its reward and punishment feature. I just used it today so let’s see if I can exercise regulary, I hope this app will help.


I am in love with an artist I stumbled upon on Spotify. Her name is Ira Wolf and she has the most soothing voice! My fave song of hers is Fickle Heart. I’m also a fan of America’s Got Talent’s winner, Grace Van der Waal. She’s only 12 but she’s so talented. I particularly like her song Clay and I Don’t Know My Name.


I just have to add this video of Karel  and Sean’s pre-wedding video. They incorporated a Filipino spoken poetry which was based on their love story and you know how much I love poetry.  I heard they’re gonna make another one featuring their story in Sean’s point of view. Ahhh! I cannot wait!

What are your faves for this month? You can comment some things you think I might like below  Thank you!

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    October 28, 2016 at 1:27 am

    I absolutely love Forensic Files. I’m so glad my boyfriend has Amazon Prime so we can watch even more seasons of the show. And the Amanda Knox doc was truly thrilling. Check out Who Took Johnny if you haven’t already. :]

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      October 28, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      Lucky you have Amazon Prime 🙂 I’ll check Who Took Johnny out.
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    Da Dominguez
    October 28, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Where can I avail that eyeliner? Planning to buy a new one. Oooh and yes, poetry. <3 I'm really happy that their getting into the limelight lately, especially when it comes to Filipino poetry. Which leads us to your fave video as well. I cried like a baby watching that! Haha. Definitely on the top of my wedding ideas list. Haha!

    xx, The Diary Queen
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      October 28, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      Hi Da! 🙂 I bought the eyeliner at Zalora! You can use my code ZBAP104 for discount. Oh and yes, I would want to incorporate poetry on my wedding too haha. Tagalog poetry has a way of touching my heart more rather than english. It sounds prettier to the ears I guess.

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    Augustin Ra
    October 28, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Indeed, Grace is so talented. It was really quite surprising when she told the crowd that her classmates didn’t know that she sings and she was there to perform. I guess, if I were her classmate, I’d be so shocked that she has that kind of talent. 😀 Oh, you love poetry. Our school’s newspaper held a spoken word poetry contest during our Academic days and you might want to check out the videos at The Shield – Letran Bataan. Some of our spoken word poetry videos were featured from famous Pinoy facebook pages. I hope you’ll like it. 🙂
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      October 28, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you for giving me that link! Spoken poetry is one of my fave form of poetry. I was rooting for Grace since day 1 and I’m glad she won! 😀

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    October 28, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    OMG that poem gave me the chills. It was so beautiful <3 I've seen articles of it on facebook but only saw the video now. Thanks for sharing! I love it when I discover new things. Ira Wolf! Looked her up on spotify, her music is so relaxing that I added her immediately on my playlist 😀
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    October 29, 2016 at 12:07 am

    My heart melted on Karel’s narration of that poem. It’s so beautiful! :'( BTW, how much is the eyeliner from Sleek? Currently I’m using Colourpop’s gel liner however I think it’s quite thick, that’s why I’m looking to buy a new one. 🙂

    Melissa the Mermaid ♥
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    October 31, 2016 at 10:38 am

    This is the first time heard Ira Wolf’s Fickle Heart but I have a feeling it’ll be on my repeat for a couple of days. I love the song <3

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    October 31, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Gosh I am so inlove with Karel’s pre-wedding video!!!
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    November 2, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Oh man, you’ve just reminded me about my blushed nude palette! I have one too but I’ve not seen it in a while, I need to dig it out now.

    Corinne x

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    Corinth Suarez
    November 10, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Oooh! Jorge and I love watching crime shows! We’re so fascinated by murders and whatnot, which is funny. Haha. That’s our bonding. He barely watches tv shows nowadays, but if it’s ID channel (the crime channel) he’s so game! And thanks for the shoutout! <3 That app is so fun and funny and for 7 minutes, you'll really sweat. One app I'm so obsessed with right now is Tuber Simulator!

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      November 13, 2016 at 12:22 am

      I’ve started playing Tuber Simulator and I don’t get it! haha, I gave up way too quickly. Lovin the carrot app though.

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