Monday, December 31, 2012

Some housekeeping and my own thoughts on 2012 - 2013...

As 2012 is nearing its end at my side of the globe, I would just like to say that 2012 was one hell of a year! I've cut off destructive relationships, mended old ones, and made new friends.
As cheesy as it sounds, I kind of refined my own 'self' and have undergone many changes. For one, I became very serious in school - I've never worked so hard in my life, and I have never read so much! I am so very thankful for having such a great school environment being surrounded by wonderful people -- both colleagues and my professors who serve as wonderful mentors.

What happened in 2012:

- Got engaged to my fiance of five years, Gabriel.
- Participated in an event at school that changed the way I view the world, and made new friends along the way.
- Went to the Philippines to see my family (dads side) after 5-6 years of not seeing each other.
- Got enrolled in the honours program in Sociology.
- Won a scholarship in sociology at school for being an 'outstanding sociology student'. 
- Became co-president of the sociology student society at school.
- Got a new puppy (even though it's my brothers ha ha).
- Reconciled with certain people.

As 2013 approaches, I find that now is a perfect time to announce my plans for this blog. Even though it's been inactive for some time, I want to renew my blog and make it into something that transcends beyond just posting my outfits on this blog. I feel like I haven't projected who I really am in this blog. All you see is just pictures of me in outfits without any context, or without me saying anything -- what I mean is that there is barely of my personality in this blog. I admit while re-reading (and cringing along the way) my blog that the text is bland and boring -- but the biggest fault is that I am exposing myself on the internet without really exposing my 'true self'. 
So my plan for this blog starting tomorrow is that I will post more than just outfit posts. I'm more than just my clothes - I'm a young woman in my 20s who enjoys cooking, baking, playing video games, reading, going out, and having a good time. I want to project this more on my blog. I'm planning on posting recipes and posting more pictures of Winnipeg. As of now I do not know if I will involve any political posts in my blog (such as my thoughts on feminism, race, the feminist movement, etc.) as my Tumblr seems like more of an appropriate place to post those things. Maybe I will post stuff in the future on this blog, but for now I want to make these changes gradual.

Another thing I plan on doing with my blog is changing the blog name in the future as well. For now it will remain Bonjour Gazel. I will also be removing the numerical format for the title of the posts!

Anyways, for those who are left reading my blog, thank you for continuing to read despite my sporadic updating schedule. This school term will be busier than ever with more challenging assignments and coursework so I cannot promise a consistent updating schedule on the outfit posts. I will try my best! I will however be posting some text posts, recipe posts, etc. It's difficult to do outfit posts in Winnipeg because the weather is cold and all I want to dress in are jeans and sweaters and clunky non-fashionable boots. :P

Next post will be on my favourite outfits of 2012!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

280: INGRI:DAHL 3D Eyeglasses Review

Hi everyone! Kicking off December's first entry by posting a review for INGRI:DAHL for you guys today. Just to clarify before I begin my review, I never review things or publish things on this blog without having trying the product first and loving them. I received these glasses back in July but life got in the way and I wasn't able to adequately review them due to the nature of the product. But now that it's winter break, here it is!

INGRI:DAHL is a company specializing in 3D glasses. The same type of 3D glasses you may use to watch a 3D television at home or the ones you use to watch a 3D film at the cinema.

WhatIWore: Dec 2012

I received the Pink Panther Glasses, and I couldn't have been more thrilled when I opened the package. What I got was a cute pair of 3D glasses that sat very comfortably on my face. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of me wearing them because I do not often bring my camera to the theatre. But from testing it out at home I could stack my own glasses (the smaller frames I own) with these ones. However, for going to the cinema I opted to wear my contact lenses. They worked perfectly! I love these because people stared at them because it was unique-looking from the black 3D glasses everyone else had, and they were so fashionable too. Because I didn't take pictures, I only made a polyvore on what I did wear that day.

Couldn't be happier with these glasses. Hopefully now that I have more time, I will be able to go to the theatre more often! These glasses would make a great stocking stuffer for any fashionista who wants to look chic at the movie theatre.