A Letter of Excuse

Dear friends,

I know that I have been gone for quite awhile. Well, life happened.

You see, I've always knew what I wanted to become even as a child. I wanted to be an artist. I have devoted a good time during school days to drawing, painting, crafting, designing, and almost anything art-y. I would rather do art projects than study. Modesty aside, I really think I was good at it. But most importantly, it was the one thing that truly made me happy. I simply love art.

Sadly, I never actually pursued it. I was made to believe that it was not the path that I was meant to take. But life has taught me a valuable lesson and B.M. Corona said it so beautifully:

life quote

A Sammy Dress

Living in a fast-paced world sometimes makes it hard to even have time to go shopping. To many things to do too little time. Sounds familiar? And so sometimes, we appreciate a good online shopping service because they provide a convenient window to indulge ourselves. Sammy Dress is one of them and I'd like to share with you my experience.

First of all, allow me to say that I am clueless when it comes to modeling so you have to forgive my awkwardness in the photos. So, I got this long sleeves dress from Sammy Dress. I wore it a couple of times and washed it at least twice before a casual photo shoot and before writing this review.

Let's take a look first at the dress:

Vintage Scoop Neck Block Color Lace Embellished Long Sleeve Women's Dress
Vintage Scoop Neck Block Color Lace Embellished Long Sleeve Women's Dress

Nail Art: It's My Birthday

I am officially a year older. I turned 38 last May 25. I have been meaning to spend a birthday on an outdoor adventure. And after 3 years of trying, I finally did it this year. I initially wanted to spend it in Bohol. But the turn of events led me to celebrate my 38th in Palawan, Philippines.

I also planned to share my birthday nail art before I left for my trip. Unfortunately, I misread my flight schedule and had to rush to the airport so early in the morning to catch the plane. Instead, I brought with me my nail art kit and hoped that I will have time to do my nails while on vacation. Well, I was able to just in time for my special day.

Take a look:

It's My Birthday Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

I Took This Bag From Tmart Out For a Walk

The first thing you should know is that I love bags. The second thing is that I love big bags. But my bags aren't "girly" at all. I am fond of the ones that I can easily stuff with my personal things and still have space for other items I need to carry on a particularly busy day.

You can say that I am more of a laid back type of girl. I most often than not prefer functionality over style when it comes to bags, or clothes as well. I got a new bag and decided to use it for a few days to see how it will hold up with a cramped schedule. Well, let me tell you now that this leisure bag is everything I expected it to be.

single-shoulder Canvas Leisure Bag

Nail Art: Disaligned

Forgive my inclination towards abstract designs. I find them very versatile and classy. Inspiration comes easier when it is the idea. And so, lo and behold, here's another abstract nail art design.

I didn't have any particular pattern in mind. I decided to be spontaneous and see what my nail art brush will create. The overall look was satisfying, to me at least. I called this Disaligned because that's the first word that came to mind when I looked at the results. Beats me now why I named this such. Oh well, unto the design!

Disaligned Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

Nail Art Quote Picture No.13

"If life gives you nail polishes, make nail art."

Nail Art Quote No.13
Nail art used in photo is "I Can't Draw a Straight Line"

This nail art quote is clearly adapted from the famous "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade." But unlike the popular quote that is used for encouragement or to rise above challenges, this particular nail art quote has a positive message.

I still get easily bored with my manicure even with the vast variety of nail polish colors. Nail art is like icing on a cake for me. Why stop with just wearing a plain color when you can jazz it up with some classy nail art design? :)

Nail Art: Teal-y Flowers


Okay, I know that I have been gone quite a long time. And before anything else, I'd like to say thank you for all those who sent me messages to find out how I am. I miss all of you and I really appreciate that you have been keeping in touch.

Life got a little busy and I'm having less time to do my nails. I have been traveling, too! And unfortunately, no amount of sunscreen prevented my now darker skintone that is now evident in the photos below. But hey, there is something that haven't change -- my love for nail art. I will continue to do this as long as I can. ;)

So, what am I sharing today? Well, it's a simple floral nail art design that you can wear for spring or actually, on any season. I already know what polish I wanted to use for base so I went with that first and hoped that I'll be able to come up with a nail art idea once I'm done polishing my nails. I needed something easy to do that doesn't require so much precision in painting. And this is what I came up with:

Teal-y Flowers Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
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