Things To Wish For This 2015

Every year I like to write out a list of things I wish for. My friends and I used to sit together in a coffee shop and laugh at the fact that we all wished for the “right unrealistically perfect guy” to come along — God bless our innocent hearts. And then right before New Year we’d look back and celebrate which wishes were granted.

Okay so this wishlist is a bit different from the typical items list we all usually make. I wanna branch out from mainly blogging on products. I realized that writing and reading about (mostly) material possessions made me value them a lot more than I want to, and neglect the other good stuff in life.

In this post I tag these beautiful ladies; Diana, Melissa, Arya, Christine, Cj, and any one of you who wants to write your own list. I promise, it’ll be really fun to look back on later.



A fashion piece I’d like to have most.

Guys I’m so excited because I actually ended up buying this one online last week! Forgive me if I spam you with photos when it arrives. It’s a purse from Rebecca Minkoff that supposedly looks like the Chanel Le Boy bag. I was about to buy the black Mini M.A.C. but I didn’t want to pass on the other bag cause I heard it’s quite limited. Shall we start saving up for the Mini M.A.C. for Black Friday Sale?

A beauty product I’d like to have most.

You know how MAC has a huge collection of eyeshadow colors? Those things give me anxiety, I mean it’s a challenge to choose one light brown shade out of all the other similar five. But I think I’ll take on the challenge this year and assemble my own “custom made” MAC palette instead of adding another Naked Palette look-a-like in my stash.

A project I’d like to finish

I grew up obsessing over Summer Roberts (Seth and Summer love team woohoo!) of “The OC”. I even had my room painted lavender just like hers. And that was done years ago, during the i-love-sparkly-colorful-unicorns era. It’s about time I get my painting skillz to work and turn my bedroom walls beige… or maybe taupe.


A destination I’d like to visit.

Hogwarts in Florida! Omg yes! I’ll take Di, and all you Harry Potter fans with me if I could. Then we can all have Butter Beer at Hogsmeade.

I want to wear more of

Okay forget the challenge of going to the gym — the bigger struggle is depriving myself of Turtle Pie (if you live in Manila you’ve got to try Conti’s Turtle Pie, that cake is made by angels). So if and when I finally get that Miranda-Kerr-ab-lines to show up on my stomach… I will shop, wear more bikinis like I’ve never done before. Willing to migrate to a beach if needed.

Food I want to eat more of

More veggies, which is also what I call… the biggest lie I’ve ever told hahaha — in all seriousness though, I really want to teach myself to eat healthier this year.

A new skill to master

Counting my blessings. It helps cure negativity and insecurity. The other day, I was on my bed thinking how I lack so much in life. Then suddenly Bentley (the Yorkie above giving you the puppy eyes look) crawled next to me, flipped his tummy over, which means “mom please rub my tummy”. And just like that, I felt very blessed and more contented.


  • I like this idea and the images are outstanding but there is a pup who stole the show. Hope you doing well.

  • Jackie says:

    This was such an inspiring post and hope you get all of them. I would have to agree with getting my most wanted fashion and beauty thing I want this year. And so excited you got the bag you wanted and it's such a fun feeling.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  • Diana says:

    Ohh this is so nice *-*
    You know, I might do this one soon. I've been having a writer's block T_T (mostly because of I've been telling you about le crush…)
    And yes, let's go to the Orlando park o/ (we can also go to the Japanese one :P)

    Oh yes, I wish I could cure insecurity and negativity in my life. It takes time, but eventually, we can get there believe me o/ We are amazing, no matter what anyone says :3

    I feel blessed for having you as my friend <3
    Take care, have a nice day :3

  • Rae says:

    Wala pa ako visa, but I'd love to go to HP land. For now, I'd settle with trying out butterbeer recipes.

  • What a cute post! I love the idea behind this. And it is amazing that you want to go see Hogwarts in Florida. Me too! I think I would freak out with all of the Harry Potter stuff absolutely everywhere. What a dream!

  • Anon Style says:

    I've just come over from my blog and OH MY GOD your blog is drop dead gorgeous. I MEAN IT. I loved this post and your photographs, and sharing the Potter feels! ^^ x

  • Anna says:

    Really loved this post Shayne! I need to eat more veggies too! And I'd also like to wear a swimsuit/bikini too! I don't actually own one anymore (or one that fits anyway) lol. I need to get on it! XD

  • Feels good to be back here! So true about counting your blessings. I literally count mine too to shield myself from needless drama in life. :)

  • Jhanz A. says:

    I'm super glad that you are baaack! :) And like you, I would also love to wear a bikini, but I have to lose more weight first! Hehe!

  • Matromao says:

    I will have to order that Turtle Pie next time I'm in Conti's. It's always been the Mango Bravo. :)) MAC shadows are intimidating. I want Soba and Brule for a simple everyday thing.

  • OMG this is so heartwarming sis :)))) aww I also wanna cry reading this! You know prior to reading this post I already scheduled a meet up with my best friend in one of the coffee shops near her office. Lately we've been feeling down and just last night she called me how she feels really empty and sad :( she's got some personal problems as of this moment so I asked her to immediately go out with her so we can talk about it and spend some time together.
    I actually have my own list of life goals that I did prepare as of this moments because I know it will surely help the both of us. I also told her that I'll lend her one of the books that inspired me most. Felt so blessed to read this Shayne! I will surely add this to our agenda later. This is sooo fun!!!! <3 Thank you,thank you. You are the best Shayne!!!!! <3 mwah/! don't really know how to thank you :)

    love lots,

  • I really like the last part. I think all of us going through quarter life crisis need to be more grateful and have perspective.

  • Natasja says:

    Haha, I love the food one.. how about.. I want to eat as much as I can without ever gaining weight? Oh gosh, that would be the dream… but learning how to eat more veggies and healthier.. is probably a more realistic solution :P

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    haha he sure knows how to work with the camera, thanks jackie!

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    it is thanks! which rebecca minkoff bag are you wishing for?

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hehe le crushes can be such a distraction sometimes! but im lookin forward to that other thing that you wanted to blog about. i actually wrote a draft with the same topic like days ago. i think its very timely for most bloggers these days. thanks Di! you are the sweetest! im the lucky one ;)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    ive seen some of those! i wanted to try but the ingredients i think, or at least some of it aren't easy to find here.

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    ohh nice to meet a fellow HP fan! id be in shock with you. one of the major things i wanna do is get a picture with and runaway with hedwig ^^

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hiii! thanks for dropping by and welcome to my lil blog. also your compliment is so flattering, thank you! did you spot the pics with my fave set artificial flowers in it?

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks anna! oh i know how that feels. i recently had to buy new bikini tops cause the old ones dont fit anymore… it sucks hehe. btw victorias secret just released their new swimsuit line, theyre quite cute, you might like :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    i like how you used the word *shield*, you are so right, and i missed you! its nice to hear from you again ^^

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    yas! my friends are joining the bandwagon also, they're trying a diet service where they pre plan meals for you and sends it to your home… honestly that wont work for me, mandadaya lang ako. ill just go to the gym more often ^^

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    i just had mango bravo the other day :3 i love that cake! and im so glad to find someone who knows about contis! *apir* :) brule is also on my list… just checked on some soba swatches… is it matte or shimmery… satin?

  • HOGWARTS!!!!!
    I think I never had a turtle pie (shame on me) will try it when I visit conti's (puro na lang mango bravo)
    Counting blessings and be thankful with what we have is difficult since naturally, we as a human, wanted more and more…and a cellphone thought me that hehehe will talk about it maybe in a post. Thanks for tagging me Shayne

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    aww hope both of you girls will feel better soon! what book is it btw, maybe it can help me as well.
    thanks too! im so happy you liked this <3

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks tellie! :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hahaha, you are so funny. but yeah thatd be really awesome! one whole cake of turtle pie for breakfast — no problem! ^^

  • Shayne, I really love this post! <3 so inspiring and such a cute idea. I love how you want to focus on counting your blessings. I think we all have moments where we focus on what we lack rather than what we already have in life- I know I definitely do that from time to time, but it's important to remind ourselves of all the good things in our lives. Even the little things. Your Yorkie is so so so cute :')

    And thank you for tagging me! I will definitely be doing this :)

  • Christine Uy says:

    Hi sis, so glad to hear from you, it's been so long! Missed you tons! :) This is such an sweet post, I love the meaning behind it, I wish my friends and I have such tradition.. it's really meaningful and unforgettable. It's always nice to look back and see what's more important in our lives. :) I wanna eat more veggies too and get healthier this year.. and workout more, i think it's everyone's goal every year.. hopefully we can get through it, and I'm confident we will as long as we're motivated. And omg yes, I want a Mini M.A.C too, feels like everyone who have a fashion sense have one.. it's such a stunning piece and definitely cheaper than Chanel, hehe.. gosh I wish I have money coming out of my ears to be able to buy a Chanel Boy Bag it's like around USD$6,000+. Goodluck with all your goals sis, and remember to have fun in the process :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx

  • Christine Uy says:

    Hey sis, just wondering if my comment went through, since it's visible after approval. My net suddenly restarted while sending it. Hopefully it went through! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hahaha mango bravo talaga is a crowd fave. nasasapawan nya yung other cakes nila but so far those two are the best i can recommend. let me know when you try turtle pie na ha! :) lookin forward to that post! yw <3

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hehe thank you!! glad you like it cause this post was actually inspired by your blog. how you appreciate the simple things in life <3 im lookin forward to that :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    i think it's everyone's goal every year…. this is SO true hahaha. its funny cause my gym gets really full when its Jan then the crowd slowly disappears after a month or so :P yes! lets buy the mini mac, we be twining hehe! ikr :( i think you're gonna like this bag i got cause it resembles the Chanel boy bag, will show more pics when its here so you can see. maybe youll like it :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    it did haha! you are so cute! so so happy to hear from you again <3

  • Juvy says:

    This post is really nice! I've never owned a luxury bag, worn a bikini, nor counted my blessing as often. It's awful to feel jealous, or sad that you don't have everything, but (as they always say), there's always something to be thankful for everyday. Hope you'll fulfill all these wishes! :)

  • Sarah Rizaga says:

    This is really a lovely idea how i wish ive had this idea before 2015, anyway i really love the photos Shayne and you have inspired me to make my own <3

  • Nina says:

    This is such a cute idea and I think you have some great ideas on here. I think I need to be more thankful myself and I think being a blogger sometimes you think your not good enough and you need more something but you forget that you need to be thankful and happy with what you have. Bently is adorable and reminds me of my Mocha she likes belly rubs too. But yeah great list of things and wish all of them come true! :)


  • Shayne ♥ says:

    love that quote as in! i should post that on my bedroom wall. missed you juvy!

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    Thanks sarah! yas pls make and when you do let me know ha <3

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    its very true. theres something about looking a beautiful blog pics and constantly discovering new products that make us less contented sometimes. Can mocha be bentleys new playmate? ^^

  • Kie I. says:

    What a nice post, I felt so relaxed reading this and your imagery is so pretty! More veggies for the win. :)

  • *taught not thought ahahaha failure

  • CJ says:

    Will definitely do this, thanks Shayne!!! I haven't tried Turtle Pie ever. Will look it up :)

  • Interesting post! Love your style of writing and your pictures!
    Wish you good luck with your blog! And will be happy to see you in my!

    Best wishes,
    Diana Cloudlet

  • Jhanz A. says:

    Woohoo! To more fitness goals, then. I tried that home service too, as a part of my write up for a community blog, and I ended up liking it… too bad I find it too expensive. Just sticking with home cooked meals then and lesser carbs. hehe! :D I hope I can stick with the exercising thing-y tho!

  • Jessica says:

    love your photos! hogwarts in orlando is SO MUCH FUN! You have to go! I've been twice and want to go back so badly. You'll love it!

  • Vanessa N says:

    That first response was all gibberish to me, LOL. #fashionilliterate
    BUT YES, SWATCHING MAC EYESHADOWS IS SERIOUSLY OVERWHELMING. There's so many to choose from, and I wish the names were more visible so that I can easily identify blogger/vlogger favourites to swatch! UHM, I'M JOINING THIS HARRY POTTER PARTY. WE'LL ALL TOAST TO BUTTERBEER.

    Welllllll, scientifically speaking, petting animals does reduce stress ;) But yeah, there's so many experiences I lack in life too, but rubbing my dog's tummy isn't one of them. BENTLEY IS SO ADORABLE I CRY (Mittens will do the same too, like if she's lying down and I reach down to pet her, she immediately lifts her leg up. THAT'S NOT WHAT I WANTED TO DO, MITTENS)

  • Janet H says:

    I love this idea Shayne, this is a wonderful post, I really enjoy reading your posts :) Thank you for sharing with us :) I always agree, this year I also need to eat more veggies and be healthier in my food choices, I am really bad for eating too much fast food because of the convenience it bring me while I am at school studying :( Btw Shayne, I really like the idea of a custom made Mac palette, to be able to choose your favorite color and making your own palette will be so unique and cool :D I cant wait to see your custom palette Shayne :) Great post. Hope you have a wonderful week, talk to you soon, hugs xoxo Janet (@beautyboxchic)

  • Mnel says:

    You know what's a good way to start eating veggies without actually munching on those greens? Make a shake out of them! :) My friend who's in her first trimester doesn't eat veggies but her mother-in-law managed to make her take a delicious veggie shake which she amazingly finished – and loved. That's what I'm aiming to do soon.

    Wishing you'd fulfill all you wrote down in the next months. :) Cheers!

    Mnel <3

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    mnelll :) i wanna try that so badly! but my mom won't open her juicer naman, she order one and i cant use it until she use it first haha. any recipes you think i should try? :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    natry mo na sisss?

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    youve been thereeee im sooo jelousss. whats the best part of it for you? and did you buy any souvenir?

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    I MISSED YOUR LOUD COMMENTS V! in that case i should really get another yorkie (since mittens is too long distance… female so they can make babies and together they shall shield me from stress! :}

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