Little Updates & Giveaway Winner

Hello hello! Before we rush on to find out who the giveaway winner is, I just want to say a quick thanks to everyone who joined. I wish I could send you all a gift for participating, but since I don’t have that kind of moneyz YET (let’s pray that I will someday! :D), here’s the lucky winner of YSB’s Victoria’s Secret gift set.

Congratulations Jhonalyn R. for winning the giveaway! Thank you so much for joining and I hope you like your Victoria’s Secret goodies :)

See you all on my next giveaway this coming May. My blog is turning one year old soon and I’d like to invite you to celebrate it with me by joining the giveaway. It’s going to be open internationally so everyone who wants to join can enter.

blogging hiatus
(!) incoming TMI

I haven’t updated my blog in awhile, the reasons for that are quite personal but to sum it all up my depression kicked in, and this time it was harder to overcome than usual. I also caught a flu and a SERIOUS CASE OF PMS (I cried when my dog Bentley ignored my call, yes it was cray cray level serious lol), which all together confined me to bed with the company of Merlin, King Arthur, and the hot hot knights of the round table. Nope not a hallucination, just a good ol’ TV Show called Merlin :) PS : to Vanessa a.k.a. the blush queen, thanks for the reco!

If like me, you like fantasy stories, or if you also enjoy the show Once Upon A Time then most likely you will like Merlin too. Watch it :) But I have to warn you, it has the worst series finale EVER. I won’t give out any spoilers in case you want to check it out, but seriously Merlin writers, YUDOTHATTOMERLIN?

Anyway belated Happy Easter to you! I hope you haven’t forgotten about my blog :)


  • Ahh now I know. Kaya pala di ko na nakikita post mo sa dashboard ko Shayne :)
    I thought you moved your blog or changed your site's address. I feel you sis. There are also times na pag depress ako, I don't want to do anything even the things I used to love doig (like blogging). Anyway, I hope you are feeling great now Shayne! Cheer up, if life's putting you down just think of the wonderful girly things around hehehe <3

    love lots,

  • Victoria says:

    Hey you're back! Okay, I may just check our Merlin since I absolutely luuuuurrrve Once Upon A Time

  • Diana says:

    Oh :< I didn't know you were this sad...I wish you all the best, please get better soon <3
    Tv shows and movies are always good when we are sad. I always like to watch Alice in Wonderland whenever I'm feeling down or I doubt myself.
    Take care <3

    (if you need to talk about something or someone to talk with, sent me an e-mail :3 I'll be more than glad to talk. <3 )

  • I hope you doing better my beautiful friend glad you back. Congrats to the winner. I have family that get in a depression mold not wanting to see the world so I do understand.

  • Fred ❆ says:

    I missed you Shayne! And im definitely checkin Merlin out. I ran out of series to watch recently. Hope you got over your depression stage na. Sometimes i feel that way too, but most of the time im just busy or too lazy to update my blog. :D

  • I hope you are okay now and congrats to the winner. I like once upon a time…merlin? I guess soon

  • Czarina Mae says:

    Awww I hope you're feeling better Shayne! :) We're obviously not gonna forget your blog no matter how long you take with your posts! Though I kept waiting for an update from you for (what felt like) so long :P Haha! But it's okay because personal well-being always comes first.

    Anyway I can't wait to hear about your next giveaway! My blog is also turning 1 soon and I have no idea what to do about it hahaha.

    Get well soon! <3

  • Paola Ysabel says:

    I can totally understand where you're coming from, especially if your dog won't even respond to you! Frustrating! At any rate, I sincerely hope you're feeling much better. It shall pass. :)

  • I'm happy to see you're back, Shayne! I know exactly how you feel (regarding the depression) and I agree it's really hard to overcome. I hope you have a great support system and/or enough medication. If you need a sympathetic ear, shoot me a message! :hugs:

  • Vanessa N says:

    OH GOOD, YOU'RE BACK. I was going to send out a passive aggressive email later today reminding you to blog BUT YOU'RE BACK ;)
    We've all been in a depression slump, but glad you've motivated yourself to publish a post!
    RIGHT? RIGHT? ONE OF THE WORST SERIES FINALES BUT THAT WAS THE FIRST TV SHOW I CRIED AT IT'S NOT EVEN FAIR ;-; (But man, did you finish the series fast ._.) But I mean, the series finale could've been worse–it could have been HIMYM bad

  • love this post girl! i love glitter! x

  • I do hope you are feeling better now. Depressions are horrible! I´ve been close to that afew times, but managed to escape. I have known people who sank into depression and it's not pretty. I really hope you do feel better now and I'm glad to find out that you like Merlin!!!!! I miss that TV show so much and I never saw the finale… but now i do have to try and find a way to watch it!!!!
    Lot's of kisses and taka care.

  • Rae says:

    Get well Shayne. :)

  • Hi Shayne! I hope you're feeling better now. :)
    I'm also on a blog hiatus, sort of. And oh, I love Once Upon a Time! I've been meaning to watch Merlin ever since but it's really hard to squeeze in a new show in my long to-watch list. :|

  • Lupe says:

    Such lovely pictures! I'm glad to see that your back! Depression really sucks :/ I've had my moments and my blog really helped me. It helped me get my mind off things. I'm sending positive vibes to you! <3

  • Elle says:

    I like once upon a time! Maybe I'll watch Merlin too. :D I'm currently obsessed with Elementary. Not totally obsessed compared to Sherlock. It's kind of a CSI show. :D But Sherlock Holmes. :D :D

    I hope you are now totally ok. Stay strong and happy. :)

  • Shayne!:) You gorgeous thing, don't be depressed:( I hope you're okay! I don't know how serious yours is but I really hope you're okay:) You're beautiful when you smile! my bestfriend needed to have pills taken before during a small phase in her life and it was painful to know that it happened. She's happy and healthy now:)

    AHAHA, PMS is a pain in the arse. Whenever I can't pinpoint or know why I'm pissed off or moody, I know I'm going through pms. HAHAHA.

    OMG! I LOVE ONCE UPON A TIME! & I used to watch a bit of Merlin long time before:D I rmb liking it:D I was so depressed when there will be no season 2 for Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. I was so sad that it ended. I was really loving the storyline halfway through. At first, it was okay, nothing too impressive and it didn't compare to Once Upon a Time, but halfway through, omg, it got so good, I couldn't stop. AHAHA, Happy Easter Shayne:) I hope you're always in lifted spirits:D If I was there, I'll deliver Ice cream and we can watch once upon a time together xD HAHAHA, Happy advanced bloggaversary: & Congrats to the winner:)

    ♥ Charms | My ∞ Fashion Confession

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    aw thanks sis! i really appreciate it :) <3 i'll try to keep thinking about these things while not burning my wallet, in the past few days i manage to purchase a lot online -- my whole month shopping budget went down the drain just like that lol

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    woohoo another once upon a time watcher, i luv luv luv the evil queen's new story line <3

  • Happy Belated Easter! I've missed hearing from you! <3 Hope you're feeling better, Shayne!

    I'm a HUGE fan of Once Upon a Time, so I definitely want to check Merlin out now!

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks diane <3 it helps to know that im surrounded by supportive friends like you! :) are you talking about the tim burton movie? i love that too :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thank you jackie it means a lot <3

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    aww amishootoofred! :D ooh nice i didnt know you like to watch tv shows, i actually can suggest a lot more shows lol depending on what kind of stories you like. what other shows do you like ba? :D

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks arya :) i can giv you links of sites where you can watch it online :D

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    aww youre the sweetest person ever talaga <3 thank you! is your blog's bday on May too? were same blog age pala *hfive* ^^

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hehe he gets moody too sometimes, i actually read a couple of articles to get an idea of whats happening, were okay now :) thank you sis <3

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thank you for your sympathy pat :) i really appreciate it <3 i actually have a therapist that helps me deal with it, but she's out of the country atm, as for medication i'm thinking of trying several sleeping pills but i haven't made up my mind yet, do you have any experience with sleeping pills?

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    ahaha! thanks for the encouragement!! i really appreciate <3 amagad im so glad you agree that it had a bad ending, it broke my heart! after everything merlin & arthur went through, WHY WRITERS WHY.

    i started watching the last season of HIMYM just yesterday and i cant wait to see the bad series finale lol, i read somewhere that the writers had an alternate ending and their going to release it on the DVD version.

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    likewise rachel, glad you like :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thank you xana <3 pls giv tips on how manage to escape it, would mean a lot :) how far were you able to watch it? the last season felt like it was rushed, it is still worth watching tho, my fave season is still the first one :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thank you jean <3 sounds like we have the same shows! :) i hope you find time to watch, its one of my fave things to do lol, im such a couch potato sometimes.

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    such a cheerful message lupe, thanks! <3 :) i agree blogging can really do that, it can be a bit therapeutic when needed :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    belated happy easter to you too zazie! :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks elle! :) i might just start watching sherlock too, i love the actor that plays the main role in the show for his acting skillz :D

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hahaha! charms you are the most adorable person in the universe!! thanks for your support <3 i actually have a therapist that helps me but shes out of the country at the moment, as for the pills i'm thinking of exploring the world of sleeping pills lol not sure tho cause i heard it has some bad side effects.

    also loved OUAT in wonderland, i heard it was meant to be just a short spin off show, shame cause ive grown to like the red queen. SHES SO PRETTY, i hope they can get her to be a regular in OUAT.

    You bring the ice cream ill bring the popcorn and some macaroons lol! :D happy easter to you too!

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thank you melissa and likewise! <3 once upon a time in wonderland is also nice you might like it :D

  • LoveYourEgo says:

    Welcome back! Blogging should never be something you're forced to do. So if you need time take your time =) I hope you're feeling better now and won't relapse anytime soon! :-)

  • Depression + PMS must be really tough to combat! But I know you'll be better than ever soon :) Congrats to Jhonalyn and I look forward to your May giveaway. That sparkly egg looks so cool and I'll have to check out Merlin!

  • Elle Sees says:

    just found your blog and glad you are doing much better.

  • Just so you'd know, I'm on an antidepressant. It really helps a lot especially if you find the right dose for you. I also started doing yoga and it also helps me relax. I hope you are feeling better now dear. ♡ ♡ ♡

    And btw, I haven't really been absent in the blogosphere. I just switched blogs and am now on wordpress. I just wanted to start anew and leave the memories of my old blog behind. I do hope this new blog will last longer though. Thanks a lot for keeping in touch with me via IG. Take care dear! ♡

  • ohh love the glitter here, and I'm sorry to hear what you are going through right now. I hope you get the things you need for it, and hope that things will be better soon! depression is horrible :(

  • Belle Femme says:

    Lovely pictures dear. Loved your blog and posts :-)

  • I've missed your posts! Sorry to hear about what happened. I hope you're ok now.. :) Hope to read more from you sis! Take care!

  • Rainbow N says:

    Hello beautiful,
    I nominated you for the Liebster award (link below). If you choose to accept it then make sure you tweet me @Naturallyimperf so I can have a look at your answers, or leave a comment on my website.
    Lots of love,

  • Iqra says:

    Shayne I want to cry because I wrote you the longest comment and then my laptop switched off! urgh technology -_-
    That aside, SOOOO GLAD YOU'RE BACK <3 Of course we could never ever ever ever forget your gorgeous blog or your beautiful self! You were one of the first bloggers I your blog will always have a special place in my heart :')
    Glad you're feeling better now lovely, I know its not that helpful when people write 'stay strong!!' but I also kind of know what you're going through and it's horrible to say the least :(
    PMS IS RJBGRJGBRK-_- Shayne I have eaten SIX DOUGHNUTS in less than 24 hours!!!!
    I think its time I started taking exercising seriously…
    Beautiful photos as always ^___^
    *welcome back cuddles from England*

  • Quinn L says:

    Y U LEAVE US FOR SO LONG???? >:[

    Tweet me or e-mail me sometime!! I know sometimes you dont have the energy or motivation to blog, esp if you're feeling down, but a quick hello on Instagram or something is effortless and fun :) Looking forward to your blog's birthday, that's a really great achievement to have nurtured a blog for 1 yr!

  • Angel E. says:

    cheer up buttercup! hope you're doing fine now :) regarding the hoops, i used old bracelets for the smaller ones then the larger ones i bought at a store selling native products. you can use wire din if you can't find sizes of hoops that you like, double or triple it nalang to make it sturdier ;)

  • Natasja says:

    Hi girl! I hope things will get better soon for you. in the mean time, Merlin is a fun way to spend some time. I do love Arthur in Merlin. He's such a cutie. :') And the comedy is so corny! Good times, haha. Your pictures are beautiful once more.. happy thoughts and wishes for you. xxx

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks cathy! i appreciate it <3 :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    indeed! hormone imbalance can us on the edge :) thank you <3

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thank you elle and welcome to my blog! :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hi irene may i ask how often do you do yoga? i was also advised by my therapist to try yoga classes so i went and bought some yoga clothing and other stuff i will need but i havent started yet, i will tho on May :) thanks for sharing your experience ha it means a lot to hear of someone's success story :)

    btw your new blog and new art designs are refreshing to look at and nice sis :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks for your concern, its very nice of you! :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks ranbow! and congrats on you liebster award! :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hahaha youre so cute!! but yes i know that feeling, i usually get it from blogs that have disqus comment box… i write a long heartfelt comment and bam it doesnt post lol. thanks for your super kind words!!
    one way to battle pms craving is to share it with someone so pls giv doughnuts! hihi :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    aww thank you quinnnn!! <3 youre right youre right i should really try to get out of the anti social bubble when im in the depression funk :D speaking of IG and TW, once i tried stalking you there to see an update but there was none! pls post more amazing pics often :D altho i get you im also not a big social media updater, i guess im just not used it, trying to change that tho :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks angel! :) what kind of wire did you use? barb wire? (so many questions shayne!) haha cause i went to look for hoops at the hardware stores but they have none, i guess ill have to make my own.

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hi natasja! i miss hearing from youu :D i love their bromance and also the corny and cheesy banter. plus the other knights are gorgeous, hello lancelot! hihi :) thank you <3

  • Glad you're back!!! and super glad you are feeling better!!! Can't wait to see what new posts you have in the works, you know they are always a daily distraction for me!

  • Yette says:

    Hi! Discovered your blog through Hazel's feature. I love OUAT too. I might checkout Merlin :)

  • Vanessa N says:

    UGH, RIGHT??? SO YOUNG. ;-;
    Yeah, they're releasing the alternate version on DVD and people's comments were like, #how i made you buy the series (LOOOOOOL) Ugh, I can't wait to see it nontheless. Make sure you watch the fanmade finale(s) too, because some of them are amazing. BETTER THAN THE ORIG ENDING.

  • So does the egg symbolize you being reborn? Hehehe just kidding! So sad to hear about your personal woes. You know, blogging can be therapeutic, but sometimes it can be a big burden, too. Don't force it and just do what you need :)

  • Emae says:

    Shayne!!! Glad you're back na din! I hope everything's better now. :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hahaha!! i skipped some ep and watched the last one and omg HIMYM beats Merlin in having the worst series finale EVER. lol okay ill check the fanmade ones :D

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks emae!! :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hahaha!! it was the egg i painted for easter, thanks tellie! :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hi yette :) welcome to my blog <3 ive read your blog before for a certain product review and it was really informative and helpful :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    aw thank you so much :) still dont have a lot of time and motivation to write these days but reading comments like yours encourage me so thanks again :)

  • Lhen Ordoña says:

    Hi Shayne! I missed lots of post in your blog.. Been MIA for quite few months and Im back to blogging ulit. Sayang hindi ko naabutan ung giveaway mo pero I'll try in your next. I hope you're feeling better na :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    welcome back to the blogging world sis! and yes join join. the giveaway prize is pretty :D thank you <3

  • where where where:D

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