Manila Lifestyle Blogger

About this Manila Lifestyle & Travel Blog

Hello! I’m Hazel, the Manila lifestyle blogger behind this blog — formerly known as Dress Me Up Buttercup since its inception in 2011. Until it was renamed to Hazy Wanders last October 2019. What started as just a hobby, my blog turned into a creative outlet of some sort for me.

The change in name comes with my decision to include more travel-related posts here. Through the years, my mantra in life has been “wander often, wonder always.” I think the wordplay with my nickname and ‘wander’ suits the new direction of this blog perfectly.

But just the same, my goal is still to inspire, to share valuable information, and to give tips and tricks through this webspace. Think of it as your online destination for all things lifestyle, beauty, travel and more. Although I would be focusing more on my travel content, my previous posts such as product reviews, beauty tips and tricks, and skincare are still up. 🙂


Who is this Manila Lifestyle Blogger

About the Manila Lifestyle Blogger

In a nutshell, I’m a digital marketer by profession, and a wanderlust, skincare junkie, foodie, and kid at heart! I’m an Aries girl and rocking this world since 1989. I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines.

Here are 3 more fun facts about me:

1. Wanderlust on a budget

I’m a budget traveler 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 travel around Asia only cost me around Php 3,000 round trip! I guess I’m lucky when it comes to seat sales. 

2. 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! If you need any digital marketing help, you know who to contact. *wink*

3. 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 a part of the family. I also love dogs (and actually cats) in general!


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

Much love, Hazel 💋

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