Rewind Down: #WAITY Episodes 7-12

by Cindy Wong Dela Cruz and Elaine Zapanta Welcome back to Rewind Down, where we sit back, relax and revisit stories. This feature series is inspired by The Rewatch Project of Forever Young Adult. Have you caught up with Episodes 1-6 yet? Click here for that session! If you’re done, then let’s proceed! EPISODE 7, in which we all meet another hot guy in Kit’s life You would think we’ve already met the man in Kit’s story. Oh no, ladies. Say hello to gorgeous, mister-architect Tristan, also known as the best friend from high school. Unfortunately, he was pretty much friend-zoned (how could you,…

FaceBookIt: 6 Makeup Essentials for Recreating Any Book Cover

by Elaine Zapanta July is Bookbed’s birthday month and for this month’s FaceBookIt, I’m sharing six makeup essentials for recreating any of your favorite book covers. Although you’ve seen my face here a couple of times telling you to put stuff on your face, I, too, was once a beauty novice. I know dabbling in makeup can be a little bit intimidating at first, especially if you have no one to talk to about these things. The internet helped me a lot during my time of need~ but because the internet has tons of data about beauty, skincare, and self care, that beauty novice…

Bookbed turns 6: 6 Reasons To Enjoy Writing About Reading

We turn six this year, and to celebrate, we came up with six things on why we do what we do here on Bookbed. We hope these encourage you to write about books and reading as well. Enjoy! 1. We write about reading to understand. “Writing about reading helps generate discourse and facilitate understanding.” —WINA PUANGCO of Crossed Wires 2. We write about reading to share our passion. “Writing about reading allows you to share your passion, your reading experience or how a literary piece has affected you, among others. In the process of writing about reading, you gain a better understanding of your own reading…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ by Marie Kondo

by Elaine Zapanta and Rae Today is a pretty magical day as I’m doing a makeup look based on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and I’m doing it with the person who introduced me to the KonMari technique, Rae of Scatterbraintures! Rae does a lot of extensively-researched beauty-related posts such as product reviews, comparative reviews and make up looks but what stood out to me as a reader are her de-stashing posts. She once wrote about letting go of 2/3 of her lipstick collection and once you’re done reading, you’ll want to let go of (some of) yours, too. ***…

Bookbed reviews: ‘Dumplin” by Julie Murphy

by Elaine Zapanta I found Dumplin’ on Goodreads, displayed under the Recommendations sections. Now, I’m not one to read a book based on algorithm, but I saw the cover and it made me curious. I hit the button and here we are. THE STORY Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘The Return of the King’ by J.R.R. Tolkien

by Elaine Zapanta and Tellie This time, we teamed up with one of my favorite bloggers to read because her reviews on beauty and skin care products—especially her Monthly Skin Care Snippets—are always honest, funny and on point. It’s no other than the Subscription Boxes Queen herself, Tellie of Beauty By Tellie! I really like the makeup look Tellie came up with. It’s bold and daring. Read on to check out the look Tellie created! *** Hello, I’m Tellie and I blog at Beauty By Tellie. A few weeks ago, Elaine invited me to collaborate for FaceBookIt. I’m not a huge reader but there are a…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by the ‘Maze Runner’ series by James Dashner

by Elaine Zapanta , Juvy Ann Lazo and Rae This month, we are celebrating Bookbed’s fifth birthday so we thought of doing something special for FaceBookIt. We collaborated with two esteemed beauty bloggers, Rae of Scatterbraintures and Juvy of Plump Cheeks, to create makeup looks inspired by James Dashner’s The Maze Runner series. I read The Maze Runner just before the movie adaptation came out. I wasn’t even aware of the series until I saw the magical/probably-made-of-unicorn-and-fairy-dust Dylan O’Brien as Thomas. When I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down. There were so many things (the mysteries of the maze, is there really a…