Thursday, December 22, 2011


How have you been? 

Just wanna share with you this fishy and chippy goodness!


Friday, November 25, 2011

On Giveaways and Friends

Hi everyone! I mentioned in my previous post in this personal blog of mine that I would be having a giveaway soon. Well, thanks to HBC, that giveaway is now up and running on my beauty blog, Codename AYA. Wait, make that "giveaways." Yes, plural! Every week for 8 weeks, HBC and I will share with you different makeup tips and feature HBC products which you can get for FREE just by answering the question of the week. Click *here* to check out the ongoing giveaway! :)

Aside from that giveaway, I'm also gonna be having another giveaway on December, in celebration of my blog's first anniversary! YEEEEY! I hope you watch out for it and join as well! I'm really excited about this!!!

I've been blogging for almost two years now. My first blog was about chemistry. Haha. A bit nerd-ish, I know. I was still a student then. Anyway, after I graduated, I had a lot (and I mean A LOOOOT) of free time, and I spent most of that time reading beauty blogs and watching beauty videos on YouTube. That's when I first started getting interested in beauty blogging. I posted my first ever haul post on December 5, 2010, and you can read that *here.* From then on, I just couldn't (and still can't) stop blogging. I seriously am enjoying this. And although I still don't have a full-time job, I feel that I have a lot of responsibilities already - all blog-related. I consider blogging as my "work" (for now). 

One of the things that I enjoy about blogging is meeting new friends. I've met quite a few fellow bloggers already. One of my first blogger friends, Ann of The Beauty Addict, is even having a giveaway right now. Click on the picture below to join her giveaway.

Of course, I'm joining this giveaway! This is my way of showing my support to my blogger friends. 

If you think that blogging is just all about the freebies, the events, the features, the sponsors, etc., you are wrong. For me, what's important is that you write about what you know and about things you enjoy, share that with other people, and meet new friends along the way ;P

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I smell a giveaway

Hey there! Last night, I noticed that my beauty blog's Facebook page finally got 200 likes. YEEEY! A huuuuuge THANKS to everyone who clicked the Like button! 

And the other day, I also noticed that my beauty blog now had 350 readers. Again, super THANKS to everyone who are subscribed to the said blog in any way! 

Love you all! Thank you so much for reading my posts! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.

To show my appreciation to everyone who reads and supports my blog, I am going to hold a giveaway. Please stay tuned for that and check my beauty blog regularly for updates. 


Sunday, September 25, 2011

At last!

Hi everyone! I don't know if anybody is paying attention to this personal blog but whatever! If you were wondering why I haven't been posting on my beauty blog as much as I have been before, well here's the answer... I was busy preparing for my chemistry board exam. Yes. Busy studying, busy memorizing countless chemical reactions, equations, busy solving for the pH, energy, molar mass, potential and all that good stuff. I remember mentioning this in some of my posts already. 

Anyway, the exam is finally over! Two days, four subjects, four hours per subject. Thank God I survived. I'm still in one piece. I received good news two days after the exam. I am now officially a chemist! 

Honestly, I hated the feeling of waiting for the results more than taking the exam itself. The wait's so worth it, though. Now that is over, there's more blogging time for me. Hihihi.

I just want to thank everyone who wished me well for my exam. I've only been blogging for about 10 months but I've already met a lot of really sweet people here in the blogosphere. I never would've imagined that I'd be spending a lot of time interacting with people I've only met online and have never met in person. Your simple wishes for my exam made me feel better and more confident so thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Curly pony

I put my hair into a side ponytail the other day. And the tail decided to curl by itself.

Cooooool :D

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's been a while...

... since I last saw my nails like this.

Short and stain-free.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


My nails are naked for two weeks now. 

That's a record. 

But that doesn't mean that my nails don't have any color on them right now. They have color, alright... a nasty yellow color. 

Will wait for the stain to grow out first before applying nail polish again.

I can do this.

Wait, wait, what is that?

I see a bottle of baby blue nail polish.

Oh, wow, that's such a lovely shade. 

I want that on my nails now.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dead, no more!

Oh, hey there! Hi, hello, my name is Aya! If you read my beauty blog (*here*), then you probably know me as "Codename Aya." Yeah, that's kinda like my screen name.

But anyway, as I've mentioned, I have a beauty blog and in that blog I talk about beauty, makeup, skin care and sometimes (just sometimes) fashion. If you enjoy blog posts about product reviews, hauls, tutorials and all that kind of stuff, or if you're the type of person who doesn't want to spend a lot of money just for makeup and whatnot, then head on over to my beauty blog! See you there!

Anyway, enough with the commercial. What's up with this new blog, you may ask? Well this "new" blog is not actually new. This blog was created by me more than a year ago but it died after a couple of months. It was known as "30 Days of Summer" back then because I created this blog to document my thesis-filled summer, one day at a time. My goal that time was to be able to finish my thesis in 30 days, just in time for summer graduation. Read *this* post to know the whole story. That's why if you look back at my "previous" posts, you'll see lots of chemistry-ish terms and rants. But if you check, I never got to write my 30th-day post. And you can guess why. :( Yeah, so that's how this blog died.

What a really sad ending for a blog, eh? But can you blame me for not wanting to look at it since? Of course I didn't want to remember the bitter and frustrating past. I didn't even have the guts to give the blog some kind of closure. Haha! That's how bad of a blogger I was. 

But now everything's changed. I am reviving this good ol' blog of mine... I gave it a whole new look. And a new name to go with the new look, too, of course! Basically, this blog will serve as my other outlet... you know, like where I can write anything I want about anything I want. I just don't wanna "contaminate" my beauty blog with posts that aren't actually related to beauty (contaminate... my, what a chem-ish term O_O).

Sooooooooo that's the story of how this blog died and how it is coming back to life again. Hope to see you again here soon :)