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 weContinue reading “Rewind Down: #WAITY Episodes 7-12”

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 aContinue reading “FaceBookIt: 6 Makeup Essentials for Recreating Any Book Cover”

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. WeContinue reading “Bookbed turns 6: 6 Reasons To Enjoy Writing About 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 reviewsContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ by Marie Kondo”

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)Continue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Dumplin” by Julie Murphy”

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

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 beforeContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by the ‘Maze Runner’ series by James Dashner”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘They Call Her Dana’ by Jennifer Wilde

by Elaine Zapanta and Juvy Ann Lazo This time, we’re teaming up with Juvy from Plump Cheeks, who’s sharing a makeup look based on the cover of They Call Her Dana by Jennifer Wilde. Let’s get the ball rollin’! I chose this book because the main character, Dana O’Malley, had to overcome several different crossroads on her wayContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘They Call Her Dana’ by Jennifer Wilde”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘American Gods’ by Neil Gaiman

by Elaine Zapanta It’s summer, so I’m thinking of creating a makeup look based on a book with adventures. Most YA books I’ve read are somehow adventure-y but I finally settled on something that’s not only considered a summer read (probably because it’ll take you all summer to finish it) but also, in my opinion, oneContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘American Gods’ by Neil Gaiman”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’ by Jandy Nelson

by Elaine Zapanta March is coming to a close which means, for most of us here in the Philippines, summer’s here! It also means clamminess and humidity and sweat. Ugh. Times like this, I’d definitely give up the sun… kbye lol.  But! I think I have the perfect book to feature to go with this heat:Continue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’ by Jandy Nelson”