Get Intensely Close at Closeup Forever Summer 2016

Just one month more and it’s the most exciting season of the year again! Aside from spontaneous road trips with friends and wearing your fave bikinis, summer is also a time for colorful music festivals. No Pinoy on social media has probably not heard of Closeup Forever Summer, one of the most anticipated events during summer. It is also the first and biggest social-media powered music festival in the country, having brought EDM kings Martin Garrix and Alesso, and Aussie indie pop duo Julia & Angus Stone (my fave!!!) in the past.

It was a short event. We just ate mostly. Haha!

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. During the media launch, Closeup revealed that this year is going to be Closeup Forever Summer’s last year. But of course, they won’t say goodbye without a bang. For the last time, they are bringing in the number 1 DJ in the world, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to give you an experience that you won’t forget.

The rest of the lineup will be revealed one by one through social media so make sure to follow @CloseupPHL on Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter to stay in the loop. Early bird VIP tickets can be purchased for only P2,000 each until March 15 at SMtickets.com. Starting March 16 though, VIP tickets will be sold at the original price of P4,000. For SVIP table reservations, you may contact Kim at 09176898888.

Have you bought your tickets yet? Share with us how you plan to make this #CloseupForeverSummer the best one yet using the hashtag #NoworNever!

Understated

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This week has been absolutely chaotic. Aside from juggling projects, I also had to go back and forth to Makati for work and errands. I really can’t imagine living in the South. The traffic is terrible and many people always seem mad and in a hurry. I honestly don’t know how they can stand commuting to Makati everyday. It takes real guts you know, especially if you’re wearing all white.

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I wore this ensemble to a meeting a few days ago. I bought this midi skirt last year but I never had the chance to wear it. Besides, I was in good spirits so I felt like dressing up. There’s something really elegant about this color, no wonder brides always prefer a big white dress for their special day.

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Commuting wearing this color is a different story though. I was always on the lookout for stains. Thankfully, nothing happened. But during my trip I was able to reflect on a lot of things. I really like having lots of alone time because that’s when I study people and think about life. Also, when you’re stuck in a bus full of people eager to go home, there’s not much you can do. I wondered if Metro Manila’s traffic situation is ever gonna improve. It’s worse every year, even though politicians vying for public office always promise they’re gonna fix it every election season. Of course they don’t.

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All we get are band-aid fixes instead of permanent solutions, because it’s easier to steal money that way. I guess what this country needs is not only an expert on law and economics, but also a person who has conscience and a pure desire to uplift the nation. But I don’t think that person is here yet. Every candidate right now seems to have a hidden agenda.

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I just wish the voting public will be more discerning this time. The current surveys are not looking good, but I’m still hoping for the best.

#LuxNights with Solenn Heussaff

I love being a woman at this point in our history because there’s no limit to what we can achieve. We can vote, dress however we want, and get careers that fit our skills. I know we still have a long way to go, but looking back I can’t help but feel proud of the progress we’ve made.

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Balancing our career with our personal life can be quite exhausting sometimes though. That is why it is important for us women to take a breather once in a while. Otherwise, we’d turn into a monster, especially if you are a moody person like me lol. Sometimes, getting a much-needed pampering after all that hard work is just what we need to calm our nerves. You don’t even have to go that far–you can turn your bathroom into a relaxing sanctuary by stocking on scented candles and bath essentials, like LUX.

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Last week, I was invited by LUX Philippines to join them for a night with Solenn Heussaff. I haven’t seen her in person but I am a fan of her art so I couldn’t say no. Plus, LUX was launching Solenn’s online film, which demonstrates how busy women can bathe with perfume by using LUX’s line of body wash.

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The collection is composed of four scents–White Impress, Magical Spell, Soft Touch, and Love Forever. During the interview, Solenn and another guest, international model Kelsey Merritt, revealed they love Magical  Spell. The great thing about this line is that it has something for every mood. Maybe I was feeling girly that day that’s why I prefer Soft Touch.

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Bathing with LUX is very easy to do. After choosing your preferred scent, you can indulge by following this ritual:

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With the new LUX Perfumed Bath Collection, every busy day will now be celebrated with an indulgent #LUXnight that every woman deserves. Check out Solenn’s film here:

Try new LUX Perfumed Body Wash 100ml for PHP55 (SRP) and LUX Perfumed Bar Soap 110g for PHP39 (SRP.)

To learn more about #LUXnights, visit www.houseoflux.com.ph.

Marooned

Publishing my first post after redesigning my blog! Have you noticed? I thought maybe Metamorphosis just needs a brand new layout to inspire me to write again. So far it’s working, I think. I managed to haul my ass out of the rut and forced my sister Denice to take my pictures. Hopefully this newfound excitement doesn’t wear off too fast, otherwise it’ll look like I’ve once again abandoned this blog. *crossed fingers* I hate how I easily lose interest in things, honestly.

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If not for blogger events, I wouldn’t have anything to post here. But I realized my readers deserve better. So last week, I decided to redesign the website to start a new leaf, attended an event (my first this year), and started planning content. I already have 4 other blog posts in the works.

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So what have I been up to lately? Aside from dealing with occasional anxiety attacks and mood swings, I have been editing manuscripts and writing a lot for two websites  since the new year began. Quite frankly, I’m not very confident with my writing skills, but I haven’t been let go yet so I guess I’m doing okay haha! Chad always tells me I’m a good writer but I just chalk it up to him being supportive and hopelessly in love with me hahaha! 😛

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Shooting this set was particularly hard to do. It’s been a while since I did an OOTD post so I forgot how to pose properly for the camera (note the awkward smile below lol). It’s like I’ve become this entirely new person, as if I’ve never done countless photoshoots in the past. It’s weird how time changes you.

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I feel like I’m in a phase where I truly know what kind of person I want to be, although I’m still in the process of figuring out how to be that person. I still like dressing up and putting on makeup every once in a while but they don’t feel as exhilarating as they used to be. Right now, I just want to have a simple, quiet, and happy life with my loved ones by my side.

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Pants and Shoes from Forever 21 | Top from TrendZone – Maginhawa

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Anyway, this is what I wore to the #LuxNights with Solenn Heusaff a few days ago. More on that in another post, so be sure to come back! 🙂