Much Love To Renegade Folk | Brand Focus

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I think this is my very first brand focus for a fashion brand, so forgive me if I am not the best. I initially started following Renegade Folk on their Instagram account, looking for a pair to replace my beaten up go-to sandals. But I ended up picking up three pairs ina span of a month and a half! I am not the most stylish or on trend woman(girl, lady), but when I like something, I will get them in all colors, shapes and sizes. 

I love how Renegade’s style direction is very minimal, effortless and goes equally well in an office chic, smart casual attire(perfect for the everyday work girl or Tita of Cebu). I wish I found out about this brand earlier! 


DSC00078The first pair I picked up was Her in Tan in a Size 8. I would like to call this very favorite Sunday shoe. I always wear this with a pair of jeans, colored skinny slacks or if I want to put a little effort, a frilly white sundress. The leather was a tad bit tight on me on the first try but it moulded to my feet eventually.DSC00085

My easy experience (as a whole) in getting this pair made want to pick up another pair ASAP! Did I tell you that you get a discount on your next RF shoe after you buy your first one? This pair comes in four other shades! Tan, Light Taupe, White and Zebra. I want to buy them all!

DSC00114The second pair I got was Hope in Tan. My closet rule is whenever I get a new pair of shoes or new clothes, I always throwout or give an old one away. And my old strappy sandals definitely needed some replacing(is that a good enough excuse to pick up another one?).

DSC00130RF’s unique leather is something I have only experienced with their products. They aren’t rigid, potent in smell or uncomfortable. They can even stand rain! This design is even more versatile in wear and is more office appropriate for client meetings and what not. This comes in three other colors, Tan, Light Taupe and White. Please make one in Gold too!

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My last pair for this brand focus on Renegade Folk is Better Together in Light Taupe. I have been eyeing this style for months now. The Tita in me just couldn’t stop thinking about this design and all the ways I could wear it to work and other gatherings. Ugh! The possibilities are endless with this one.

DSC00237I choose a Light Taupe because I wanted something different from the usual palette in my shoe closet(just beige and black, tbh). This is just as comfortable to wear walking around town or just sitting in the office. I know this specific design isn’t ‘original’, but I must add that the leather they use for this makes all the difference. Love love love!

To the Folks at Renegade Folk, thank you for creating such an amazing shoe company that caters to all the basic girls out there(me). You really know what a girl wants in a shoe and more. Keep doing your thaaang!

Till my next pair! ❤


**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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Sephora Dupes!! | Liquid Lipstick and Lipsticks

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We are always out looking for the next best dupe in the market. But before we head out to have a look, you might want to see what you already have because chances are that you already have the thing that you want.

Take a peek of what I found in my drawers that were Sephora dupes and drugstore dupes! I found a sheer, nude and plum dupe for you guys! Thank God that I found this because this means that I don’t need to go out and buy things I don’t need!


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The Clinique ‘Pop Lip’ Color & Primer in Nude Pop has been in the market for awhile. I usually pair this with a dark nude lip pencil and apply this on top to make it look like it has a bit of depth and shimmer. The dupes of this mid range lippie could possibly be the L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Beige Sienna and Rimmel London Lasting Finish By Kate Lipstick in Rosetto.

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This Nude dupe isn’t much of a drugstore dupe. But it is still a dupe that you can match at Sephora(*wink). The Urban Decay Comfort Matte Lipstick in Stark Naked is sort of the fraternal twin sister of MAC’s Velvet teddy but it is a tad bit more orange. While the Bite Beauty Lip duo in Whisper makes a great pair! Sorry that I don’t have a link to this!

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The Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita has got to be one of the brands best selling liquid lipsticks. Aside from it being a good quality liquid lippie, it is also VERY comfortable to wear! And I noticed after all this time that I had a dupe for this all along! A creamier dupe at that! The Bite Beauty Lip duo in Mystic is the ONE!

Check out the swatches!!


**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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You Vs.Society | Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

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I know.. We are only human. Even if we don’t intend to, we compare our lives and ourselves to others. It’s become involuntary. I sometimes find myself wondering why I don’t have the same pear shaped body as so and so does or why don’t I have such an interesting job that flies me to places like this person. But on the other hand, we also compare ourselves to others to make ourselves feels better too like “Thank God I am not in her situation.” 

Truth be told, it has become so easy lately to get wrapped up in the lives of people when our world revolves around the internet and social media. *guilty* From flawless selfies to galavanting around exotic streets around the world, we see a split second of someone’s life and we then start to think that they have it all together. We then spend time trying to be more like them because we think by doing that, it’ll make us happy. It won’t.

Lets not confuse comparison with inspiration. Well, its pretty normal to be inspired by things we see and people we meet, but when that inspiration turns into comparison, by putting ourselves down and beating ourselves up because we aren’t this ‘ideal’, its not being inspired anymore.

I want you, yes you, to know that you are good enough. And you are worthy of things you do not yet have but will come in the right time. There will always be people who will have more or less than you, who are better or worse than you at something, or who have things that you wish you had or glad you hadn’t. There is no point to compare your life to another, because each life is unique in its own way. Our feats, our struggles are our own and remember those things are what we should be proud of.

The only person you should be comparing yourself to is who you were yesterday and who you are today.

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**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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