About this Manila Lifestyle Blog

Hello! Iā€™m Hazel, the Manila lifestyle blogger behind the Dress Me Up Buttercup blog. Welcome and nice to have you here! Dress Me Up Buttercup is your online destination for all things lifestyle, beauty, travel and more. This blog was established in 2011 to inspire, to share valuable information, and to give tips and tricks so you can navigate life with ease!

I love blogging about product reviews, beauty tips and tricks, skin care, my travel experiences, and other random bits and pieces that any modern yuppies and women would also find interesting. What started out as just a hobby, my blog turned into a creative outlet of some sort for me. šŸ™‚

Who is this Manila Lifestyle Blogger

About the Manila Lifestyle Blogger

In a nutshell, Iā€™m a digital marketer by profession, and a wanderlust, beauty addict, foodie, and kid at heart! I’m an Aries girl and rocking this world since 1989. I was born and raised in the sunny side of Manila, Philippines.

Wow, you are still here and have reached this part! Haha! Curious, much? Okay, then I have no choice but to share more info about me as you wish! šŸ™‚

Top 10 Things About Hazel

1. Self-care advocate

Lately, my idea of fun consists of early night in, Netflix and chill with face mask on. I’m totally practicing self-care, and you should too! It is great for your mental health, physical and emotional wellness.

2. Dog lover

We have a dog named Bailey. He is a Poodle who turns a year older every July 15. We love him so much and consider him as part of the family. I also love dogs in general!

3. Beach bum

If there is one place I will not get tired of, it is probably Boracay! Maybe it is the island girl in me, but I’m truly captivated by its white sand beach and fun vibe! Every time I visit, I discover something new and it is like falling in love with it all over again.

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4. Missing Japan

I have been to Tokyo last September 2018 and I cannot wait to go back already! I miss the food, the fast-paced life, the technology, the super efficient (but confusing) train system, and the very helpful locals. Now I understand why people love the Land of the Rising Sun so much!

5. The European dream

I would love to visit Europe someday. It is in my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I hope I can fulfill my dream of backpacking across this continent and take in as much of their culture and food.

6. Wanderlust

I’m a budget traveller who thinks traveling should not cost an arm and leg. I always have a sense of fulfillment whenever I get to score cheap deals! Most of my leisure travels around Asia only costs me around Php 3,000 round trip! I guess I’m lucky when it comes to seat sales. šŸ˜‰

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7. Blog geek

I’m a self-proclaimed geek! I love HTML coding and learning about Photoshop ever since I was in high school. I even built a website for my HS barkada back in the days when Geocities was popular. And I started this Manila lifestyle blog from scratch back in 2011 when blogging was not that big yet.

8. IT-wannabe

My first choice of course in college was related to IT! Unfortunately, I barely survived my first 2 terms so I shifted. I graduated with BS Commerce degree, major in Marketing from De La Salle University-Manila. I also finished my masters degree from the same university while juggling with my corporate job.

9. Marketing rockstar

Some of my dream jobs growing up included being a magazine editor, travel TV host, and coffee shop owner. But my career path eventually led me to marketing, specifically in the beauty industry. I have 8 years of work experience handling marketing for various local and international beauty brands. It’s a lot of fun!

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10. Gym buff

I was borderline overweight in my early 20s and it got me alarmed. That was my wake up call to do something about my excess weight. Since then, I have successfully shed off 25 pounds. I made a commitment to myself to live a healthier lifestyle and to work out regularly. I’m now happily maintaining the ideal weight for my 5″4 height and focusing on having a toner body.


So there you have it! I’m so delighted to have you here on my Manila lifestyle blog and for taking the time to get to know me more! See you around the blog and be sure to say hi!

Much love, Hazel šŸ’‹

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