Sparkle Bites: Check Out My Room!

I’ve been posting bits and pieces about my room renovation over the past few months (like here and here and here!). It’s been a labor of love, so I was super excited when some from Cosmopolitan Philippines asked if they could feature it in their October 2015 issue.

Primping first! So happy my love, John Pagaduan, did my makeup. P.S. Look at me trying to see what the photog's doing. Hahaha!

Primping first! So happy my love, John Pagaduan, did my makeup. P.S. Look at me trying to see what the photog’s doing. Hahaha!

I’m usually the one directing everything behind the camera, so I had to adjust to “not working” during all this. Before I became a beauty editor, I was actually the lifestyle and features editor for Cosmo also—but that’s another story! I’ll tell you about how I had to prove myself to the higher ups and show that I could be a beauty girl some other day. For now, lookie! My room’s in Cosmo!

It's the first time you're seeing my pretty wall and sofa on the blog! What do you think?

It’s the first time you’re seeing my pretty wall on the blog! What do you think? If you likey, check out the IG of my interior designer here.

I wanted my room to have pops of happy colors sprinkled all around. I spent months looking for the right sofa, but in the end, I just had it made. I’d like to say I lounge there a lot, but lately, I’ve been throwing all my things on it! Haha!

My favorite part of the wall? My poster! It says "Be Extra Sparkly" and seeing it in the morning is such a great way to start my day.

My favorite part of the wall? My poster! It says “Be Extra Sparkly” and seeing it in the morning is such a great way to start my day.

My favorite chair-slash-throne! Hehe! I got that from A'postrophe in Glorietta.

On the upper right is my chair-slash-throne! Hehe! I got that from A’postrophe in Glorietta.

When I was renovating, one of the most important parts of the room was my home office. I really wanted it to be clean, white, and very conducive for shooting my photos.

Here's a peek at my desk area! That's a glass board where I write all my tasks for the week.

Here’s a peek at my desk area! That’s a glass board where I write all my tasks for the week.

There’s so much more that you don’t see, so I think I’ll do a room tour for my YouTube channel soon (click here to watch videos and subscribe!). I have little cabinets that move around (for flatlays) and chests where I place all the products (meaning, to hide my clutter).

Posted this on IG! Basically what my days look like when I'm working.

Posted this on IG! Basically what my days look like when I’m working.

What I noticed the most about my room is that I like decorating with inspirational quotes. Hehe, it makes me happy and it helps me stay positive and sparkly. You can’t really see it in the photo, but I even write stuff like that on my glass board.

Look behind me! My room is sprinkled with lots of happy quotes, but this one's precious because my friend, Nikki, gave it to me as a "room warming" gift.

Look behind me! More proof that I have lots of happy quotes sprinkled all over. This one’s extra precious because my friend, Nikki, gave it to me as a “room warming” gift.

So that’s it! Hope you liked taking a peek into my room. Thank you so much to the Cosmo Philippines team (and Love Ocampo!) for including me in this month’s issue–and for calling my room a beauty blogger’s heaven! I’m very kilig! ♥

  • Nathalie Tee Ten Montecastro

    It’s soooo nice, Nico! :D Congratulations!!! Love your room! ☺

  • anne0822

    Love love love your room! You actually inspired me to redecorate my room! :)

    • Ooh, cool! Tag me if you upload any pics :) I’d love to see them!

  • Tara Cabullo

    So pretty! :)