Links + Loves

Here are some non-bookish articles I really liked this past month and my latest loves.

1 / You all know I'm Filipino and I love my big (sometimes crazy) family but we're not perfect and I've experienced my fair share of toxic behavior. This article from Cambio & Co on how not to be a toxic Tita (translation: aunt) really struck home for me. 

2 / Mental health is the top of mind these days and HuffPost shared "22 Tiny Mental Health Habits That Can Improve Your Life in 2022," which I think is worth reading. 

3 / Secret NYC posted about this new and longest train journey from Portugal to Singapore! Even though I've become comfortable with planes, I wouldn't say that I love them. But there's something about a long train ride that really appeals to me. Maybe one day! 

4 / Thank goodness for petite fashion bloggers! Finding jeans is always a struggle but this recent guide from Pumps & Pushups introduced me to new petite denim brands so I immediately ordered 2 new pairs from LC Lauren Conrad (who would've guessed?!).

5 / My friend Kristin over at Merrily Kristin shared her 2022 Fashion Wish List and I love it! She also mentions how I have a folder in my photos filled with screenshots of things I want, which helps me to curb my impulse buying, and it's surprisingly satisfying to delete things from it too. 

6 / Damsel in Dior was inspired by one of her friends to create this "master list" on her blog of the items, ranging from clothes and makeup to home goods, of items she loves and keeps returning to over and over again. I'm kind of inspired to do the same! What do we think? If I did it, I'd probably cover clothes, makeup, bags, shoes, and skin/haircare. 

7 / I love word games and I totally got suckered into the latest trend Wordle. If you haven't heard about it yet, read all about it here on Mashable, along with some useful tips. 


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I bought New Yorker Strand Puzzle (Kristin influenced me!) back in April but I finally put it together during my holiday staycation. I love it! So much so that I actually hung it up next to my desk (which I never do with puzzles). 

2 / I'm a Selena fan and when I found out about this podcast, Anything for SelenaI immediately started listening! It's one season, 9 episodes long and I've been enjoying it so much. I actually still have the final episode left but I've been putting it off since I don't want it to be over. 

3 / The Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick (in sand for reference) used to be my staple foundation years ago but I tend to switch foundations after a year or so to try something else. I haven't loved the staying power of my current one (Nars Soft Matte, which is beautiful when first applied but hours later... not so much) so I randomly thought of BB's foundation stick and ordered it on a whim. And omg, why did I ever switch?! It's super, super light coverage, great match for my skin, and just wears really well throughout the day. 


Do you have any links or loves to share?
Would love to hear about them!

1 comment

  1. Ahh I feel so honored to be included in your roundup<3! Also, I am totally in favor of you creating a master list! Yesss I just tried Wordle today and I love it!! And I'm so glad you also love your New Yorker Strand puzzle enough to hang it!


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