DIY LACE AND TATTOO CHOKER

Hello Everyone!!! we’re having a stormy week here in my little island, but I hope you’re all having super fun summer and catching sun rays everywhere,  or at least trying to dance in the rain if you’re having erratic weather like we have here. Lol *joyful emoji*

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With tattoo choker re-emerging into the fashion world straight from the 90’s, gracing celebrity necks everywhere,  I was inspired to make my own version from scraps earlier (rain makes slow days at shop)

But first let me mention that I got the basic black version yesterday from El Nido,  which I upgraded with a  little heart pendant.

I’ve been saving the little heart, which was originally  attached to a fancy nail clipper,  after my sister gave it to me a few months ago knowing that i’m a sucker for cute and quirky little pieces. 😁

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But on to the lace one,

While browsing through images in Google,  I was inspired by the lace tattoo chokers.  They’re gorgeous and adds an edge to  simple tops or put a rad vibe on summer outfit,  also as an interesting piece to anchor color mismatch get-up.

So,  with rain raging outside,  I tried to dig in on my closet and find the rest of cloth scraps left from my dreamcatcher-making madness days. Ha ha yes,  it’s right to conclude now that i’m not only creative,  i’m also a hoarder.  The worst kind.  Lol

Anyway I found an old tattered piece of lace cloth with the most perfect design i was hoping for. 

Jackpot!!!

I carefully detached the flowery detail using the tip of a cutter.

Luck of all luck,  I also found a cute little button to serve as “lock” for the re-purposed flower design.

Sew it on the other end,  and create a small hole on the other.

Then:

Voila!!!

My basic tattoo choker,  now with heart pendant and my new purple flowery lace choker! *happy dance* ready to rock despite the rain.  Lol very happy heart emoji.  💓💓💓

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For a badass chick look,  try it with wine-shade lippy. 

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Carle Diem! ☆♡

Love,

Your Island Girl 💋

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Dreaming On A Midsummer Night

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It’s past midnight here in my little corner of the world and i’m still laying awake listening to the sound of rain from the roof. Lightning and thunder breaks the midnight black skies as everyone,  (except me) are oblivious to the world, dreaming of dreams, sleeping this short summer solstice night away.

They said that summer solstice are powerful, and you can float small boats to grant the wishes of whoever will find it or to bless the lands. It is also a very magical time for love and romance, for couple to formalize their relationship and for singles to find their destiny.

Many rituals are connected to this event going back to the time of druids, all with intentions to bring out the power of love and light, just like the glistening rays of the sun.

Personally, i like the mystery, the magic of tonight, but most especially the love part. I stared at the moon tonight, sitting outside the house earlier, i took a moment to close my eyes and sent a little wish for someone 8772 miles away. I should’ve made a little boat to sail instead with hope that it will cross the distance and grant his wishes…and bring him to me.

But i know my prayers are stronger than that boat could be.

Amor vincit omnia. Love conquers all. Even the distance. Soon.

☆☆☆ Make today and everyday an opportunity to love. In it’s truest, most profound sense.  Life is too short for your feelings be unheard. Say it loud.☆☆ ☆

☆☆☆ Set your soul free, to where it will take you, to all the wonderful things ahead waiting to happen. ☆☆☆

☆☆☆ Re-start your goals, your dreams, your life…today. Forget the mistakes of the past, let go of all your uncertainties, and let the light of the moon cleanse your spirit. Tomorrow is a clean slate, write a better story. ☆☆☆

Happy Summer Solstice, lovable peeps!
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(To my R, Infinity and all the lifetimes ahead, and the next. Love you so, summer solstice or not. 💋)

Love,

Your Island Girl

(Time check: 02:35am)

Photo Credit: QuotesIdeas.com

Salty Hugs And Sandy Kisses at 30 (Fun in Nacpan)

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Capping off my birthday week with a 2-day beach romp with my classmates, then i “found” this eden of a spot.

Twin Beach is located in Calitang about 25 minutes from the world-famous town of El Nido, province of Palawan, Philippines.

We rode a motorcycle at 8am from Barangay Bucana traversing rough and dusty partly cemented roads. The day promised clear skies and summery breeze, so there are vans and vehicles going the same way, perhaps to shake the previously concluded election tensions and dip their toes on the cold blue waters.

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We passed by dry rice fields and solitary houses just beginning to stir. My excitement begun to infurl when we reached the little dirt road leading to our destination.

The fact that the place is becoming the newest tourist destination didn’t seemed to have affected the oblivious residents as the houses was simple, made of amacan and nipa, except for a few restaurants offering simple cuisines, ice cold beer and fruit shakes.

The beach was lined by huts that can be rented at Php300 for whole day activities. There is no wifi connection where we stayed, and you have to bring extra phone batteries or power banks as the place have no electricity and relies only on a generator set.

I immediately whisked my phone and took a customary beach shot; blue skies, white sand, blue green sea, a bit of a mountain and little island in the background and of course, coconut trees. 😆

We settled down, took out the foods and run like kids towards the water, hardly feeling the hot sands on our sole.

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Calm and peace envelop me as the salty water embraced me. And i immediately regret not getting one of those waterproof phone case. I also left the selfie stick at home. 😥

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Me, my classmates Nelz and Chie

After a quick lunch, we headed towards a small hill where the two beaches are visible, braving the sun, talking about our the other beach we raided the other day (but that will be on entirely different post). Lol

The view at the top(every angle is more beautiful than the next) took my breath away i promised myself i will have a good camera within this lifetime, not that the view needs more pixels to make it more perfect.

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And perfect it was. I wonder why no one has ever think of proposing there yet or maybe have their wedding at the top (hint hint for you people). Just let me know and maybe i’ll help keep other people away (for a while) while you blindfold her, and drag her to the hills just so she’ll be awestruck she’ll have no other choice but say yes. Haha

~ I’m getting the feel of this thirty thing. i feel more open about adventures, body positivity and still looking forward to each sunrise, of whatever tomorrow will bring. I hope i’ll see you all there. 😉

Keep safe, lovely peeps. ♡

Here’s me at 30.

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Sandy hugs and salty kisses from my island province. Xxx💋

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Wish for Eternal Sunshine

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A Summer Day By The Sea

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sun is set; and in his latest beams

Yon little cloud of ashen gray and gold,

Slowly upon the amber air unrolled.

The falling mantle of Prophet seems.

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From the dim headlands many a lighthouse gleams,

The streetlamps of the ocean; and behold,

O’erhead the banners of the night unfold;

The day hath passed into the land of dreams.♥♥♥

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O summer day beside the joyous sea!

O summer day so wonderful and white;

So full of gladness and and so full of pain!

Forever and forever shalt thou be

To some the gravestone of a dead delight,

To some the landmark of a new domain.

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(Different Hues of summer leaves)

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( Fishermen’s boats waiting for the tide at Hartman, Brgy San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City, Philippines)

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(Summer Sky at Hartman shore, San Moguel, Puerto Princesa City, Philippines)

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(Mangrove propagule)