Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Hope you enjoy it and have a great Sunday!
Our skin is the biggest organ we have to take care because if others see our skin uneven, blotchy or worse - breaking out it will be a statement they will remember forever. Here are six thing I think can help us take care of our skin better.
1. Have a big or small O a day
Its not what you think it is okay? have a big or small Orange a day. There is a saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away right? Well for me it would be an orange a day keeps the wrinkles away...longer. Because higher intake of Vitamin C actually reduces wrinkles and dryness due to aging later in our life. Recommended dosage of Vitamin C is 2 big oranges or 4 small oranges for Adults or if you like you can try other citrus fruits. Tomato also has a high percentage of Vit. C and lycopene - both great for the health and for the skin.
2. Eat some colors for your skin
I have heard this several times when I was growing up. That if you eat your fruits and veggies without the saturated fat, too much sugar and all that crap you will achieve a much more glowing skin without the make up.
Fruits and vegetables has lots of antioxidants that is great for our skin. Antioxidants usually are the ones that protects our skin from baddies like pollution, stress that leads to breakouts, uneven skin and other not so good signs that you don't take care of your skin. If you eat more of your fruits and vegetables you can see the results of that within three to six months. I know its so long but think of it this way if you continue to eat healthy its not just your skin that will change but also your weight.
3. Bring out the oil please!
In oil I mean olive oil. We all know what olive oil does for our skin and also our hair and nails. Its actually best to intake olive oil is not to use it as cooking oil - I'm serious about it! Extra virgin olive oil is best to use for your hair treatment and also for your salad.
4. pop a pill - fish oil I mean
Fish oil has marine omega-3 fatty acids which is good for the heart and also for your skin. This can be good if you want those lines to stay away much longer. pop a fish oil or eat some fish once in a while may be good for you, I suggest chowing in some salmon or tuna will be great.
5. Diet crazy? not good!
Did you know that stress increases the risk of having those lines in your face even if your in your mid 20's? so scary! and I think one main cause of stress for some girls out there is when they are too strict with themselves - specially with food. Its okay to diet, but don't restrict yourself in eating, just don't go overboard about thinking its calorie content.
6. dance, sing, live
One best way to achieve that inner glow and also shoo away premature lines is to do activities that will make you feel calm and relaxed both inside and out. One best way is to dance - with a partner, group or alone. Singing also helps you relax yourself. Both activities psychologically makes you feel more radiant because you feel good in showing what you got.
There you go here are some of the things that I think can turn the clock around so those lines and signs of aging can stay away for some more time.
have fun trying them.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
P.S. the pictures used here are not owned by me. I just got them google :P
Monday, March 21, 2011
After taking a bath, apply some moisturizer on your face. Leave it on your face for sometime; say a minute or two, so that your skin gets enough time to absorb the moisture. I usually apply my moisturizer is a patting motion. This way of applying moisturizer also keeps your face looking alive and gives that "fresh" look.
In the meantime, get your entire makeup ready, so that you do not end up looking for it. You need to prepare everything so that once that your moisturizer has been absorbed by your skin you won't stress yourself finding for your make up.
Now, apply the foundation on your face and blend it with the help of a sponge or a foundation brush. I usually do it with a sponge.
Next, you will have to apply your favorite eye shadow, followed by eyeliner, which will help define your eyes.
Concentrate on the shape of your eyes while using the liner, since you only have limited time in hand and do not want to use it in correcting wrong make up.
Apply your favorite mascara on the tips of your eyelashes. Apply a few small strokes of brow pencil, to enhance the color or shape of your eyebrows. Remember to pick the right color for your brows.
Apply a nice shade of lipstick on your lips. Instead of directly applying the lipstick onto your lips, use a lip brush to spread the color evenly over them in less time.
Put some blush on your cheeks to get some color on your cheeks for that "rosy" color, with the help of a blush brush of course.
Next, gently apply some loose powder on your nose and the t-zone. This will prevent the area from becoming oily throughout the day, this is to set your make up. If you don't want to use loose powder, you can try anything in the market to set your make up.
Last but not the least is to have a final check in the mirror to see if you are all set.
And there you have it! Usually for me foundation, mascara, blush and lipstick is what I need. But if I need to step it up a notch I use this.
Have a great Monday! ^_^
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I have started watching her videos ever since I started my youtube channel. Come to think of it, I started my youtube channel just to subscribe to her.. haha! but its true!
I love all her tutorials and try to remake them. One of my favorites was her Romantic Rose and Delicate Cherry Blossom look, both are so romantic and cute!
Michelle Phan also is a great make up artist and spokesperson for Lancome. She also has her own line of beauty products called IQQU. I'm planning on buying some...Not sure though if it can be sent in the Philippines. Please give me some feed back! ^_^
Michelle is born Vietnamese, but she grew up the United States.
I like Michelle Phan because her videos are so well made and her looks are easy to follow. Although some of the products she use are kinda pricey (I live in the Philippines) but you can remake it with the make up that you have. That's why I like her. She doesn't specify what product name you have to use for this look but more over the color that you have to use.
I hope she will be able to read this *wishful thinking*
Check out her channels and pages for more information
Iqqu's Website: http://www.iqqubeauty.com/
So I guess I have to go now. Thank you so much for reading this post!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
PMS or Pre-menstrual symptoms, or popularly known as cramps is caused by the contraction of your uterus during your period, in other words your uterus contracts too hard. This can be mild pain in your abdominal area, lower back or ever your legs. The pain can vary from mild, moderate, and severe.
Usually PMS would begin before or during your period. It can last for like a couple of hours or a whole day, extreme cases would be having it for 2 days.
Here are some tips you can do to lessen the pain.
1. Eats lots of Fiber. Having a balanced diet will cleanse your body from excess estrogen.
Good source of fiber is eating fruits and veggies.
2. Try this trick: Lay face down on the bed, then get on your knees, stick your butt up in the air but leave your head in the pillow. This supposedly tilts the uterus and can relieve pain, this works I tell you.
3. Place a hot bottle or heating pad in your abdomen. This eases out the pain. If you don't want to do hot compress then have a hot bath so you will also feel refreshed.
4. GET MOVING! When I was younger, my PMS was severe that I really can't move but my mom told me to try to move around like walking for at least 15 minutes and it worked!
I suggest try walking for 15 minutes for first timers, then if your are a bit comfortable you can try exercising like using your treadmill. Moving will let blood circulate thus the pain will be relieved.
If all else fails,
5. Drink pain killers. I've instinctively put this at the end because pain killers are an easy option to let the pain ease. Based on experience, I kinda became dependent on drinking pain killers and my mom told me not to be one. It can be addicting I can tell you that.
6. Go to your OB-Gyne if you still experience sever pain. Checking with your OB-Gyne why you have severe pain will help you know more about it.
I hope this tips have helped you. Have a safe Sunday Ladies!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Thanks so much for awarding my blog girl!
Well this award has a few requirements that come with it. so here goes:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award—DONE
2. Share 7 things about yourself:
. I am a writer at heart but a talker at large.. is that even possible? haha
. I like to collect perfume from Avon, I don't know why but I like their perfumes
. I love to listen to music when I want be left alone.
. I would cry a river when I see a suffering animal, especially dogs.
. I have a tendency to forget so I need someone to remind me of the things I have to do (signs of aging? 0_o )
. I love to get lost on purpose! haha!
. I want to take photography this year.
3. Award 15 (or less) recently discovered great bloggers—DONE
4. And lastly, contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.
On my way!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Here's a little something to make you chuckle....if it can :D
19: I like to eat sampalok before I have my period (the sweet kind)
18: I can talk 10 hours STRAIGHT . I was in the call center for a year so this is a no-brainer...haha!
17: I drink alcoholic beverages like a guy,ONLY when I’m angry
16: I like to be drunk
15: I don’t like azucena (dog meat)…who does?
14: I hate police (you don’t want to know why)
13: I like Italian movies.
12: I like to read gay literature.
11: I cannot live without my organizer.
10: I absolutely love bags! Whether they are designer labeled or not
9: I like to read about witch craft and other creepy stuff
8: I like to watch horror films ALONE
7: I’m afraid of heights…BUT I like to ride roller coasters and other height frightening rides (ironic isn’t it?)
6: I have a tendency to be a obsessive compulsive towards my things when someone touches them without my consent
5: I like to ride fast vehicles
4: I don’t like reckless drivers. another ironic statement...
3: I hate guys who are over confident
2: I can read a book as thick as a nursing student’s book in a span of 3 hours or less.
1: I like to sleep on the first day of my period.
Tell me your 20 things!
Monday, March 7, 2011
I haven't actually weighed myself in over 3 months for the fact that I'm far too scared of accepting I'm fat.
I've heard the phrases that "I think you should start eating less now" and all those other stuff and I have just put them aside because I am used to them. I just got the shock of my life when I saw recent pictures of me from our outing and saw the horrible truth.
see the difference? I really need to lose weight!
When I saw these pictures I was so de-moralized and had to face the fact that I have gained some weight. I had a previous post when I said that I have been doing the "half cup rice routine" and also my routine of walking from the MRT to my office, but I think its not enough.
Honestly speaking, I am not a fan of working out on gyms because I am so insecure of what I look like. I have actually been approached by a gym attendant on a mall one time offering me free trial on their gym, I was so pissed off that I ignored the guy!
When I look at my old pictures I really miss the feeling of me looking that way, but after thinking, I would start hating on how I gained weight.
I actually gained weight because of my previous job. I am mainly blaming it on the "routine" I had then. I would:
1. Wake up
2. Eat dinner.
3. Get ready for work
4. Go to work.
5. Eat while working.
6. Stay at my station and eat.
7. Done with my shift
8. Have a drink with my office mates
9. Go home and sleep.
That is about it. Pretty simple huh? That is just an ordinary day, When its Pay Day its much more different. I think that is why I got burnt out in the first place. But aside from that, I admit I have let go of myself during that time.
I was more active when I was in college, I would actually be able to do a marathon on heels (no exaggerations). Also I am not afraid to show you what I look like because I want my readers to know that I am not perfect. I am not some barbie doll that has a perfect life, or a perfect body for that matter.
I would also want you guys to see me as a friend who asks your support because starting today I will be more active and will have more perseverance in losing this blubber I have in my body. Please do support me in my battle against fat and to a better life.
I'd like to hear more from you, tell me some ways to be more fit. Post your comments below, I'd love to hear what you think. I'll also be showing you my progress thru pictures and blogs of course ^_^.
I know I have another blog that is more about food and travel. I still love food and eating for that matter, but I'll be picking better options for now. I would still be eating out and showing you guys neat restaurants, but I'll eat in moderation.
wish me luck..
Saturday, March 5, 2011
I'm back with a new part of my series!
Let me introduce you to Noe or better known as
I saw her channel and subscribed
to her last year and we started chatting. She actually requested a song. ^_^
Noe likes to make looks like the Miss Universe 2010 series. One of her looks that I like the most is the ninja asassin Look.
Noe is from Cebu, which I heard is the Land of smiles.
The thing I love about her is that she is like a blank canvas that you can make her look like anything you want. She can look like a sweet girl next door, then one minute later you can make her look like a ninja asassin...well not really one minute ^_^
You can check her out on her pages
see yah on my new post!
These were some of the tips and tricks I learned from my mom, from Cosmo and among other :)
*** Use an exfoliating facial scrub on your underarms to help your pits look soft and pretty. facial scrubs are gentler than body scrubs. This is a good one if you like wearing sleeveless shirts!
*** Left with streaks after you use a self-tanner? oh dear! Put a little baking soda on a loofah and give yourself an all over scrub. It'll buff away the streaks and leave you with soft skin!
*** Spritz your favorite scent onto your hairbrush before you brush your hair. You'll smell good all day -- just one spritz is plenty. I like this idea a lot and have used this one on many occasions..
*** The next time you break a nail, put a dab of super glue or skin sealer over the split. Let it dry, then paint your nails (use at least two coats) with an opaque color to help seal the crack and hide the glue. I haven't tried this one but my gay friend says it really works.
A few makeup tricks that sound crazy... but they work!
*** Freeze your eyeliner for fifteen minutes before use. This will help keep the tip from crumbling or smearing. I love this idea! I don't often bother with makeup
*** Pre-heat your eyelash curler with your hair dryer. Just a couple of seconds will heat up your eyelash curler enough to make your lashes bend more easily.
*** Pick waterproof mascara if you'll be curling your lashes -- the waterproof varieties dry faster than other varieties, which means the curl will set better.
hope you like the tips!
Friday, March 4, 2011
2. 1 Beauties Factory Professional Nail Art
3. 10 pairs of eyelashes
4. Aics Cosmetics Eyeshadows & Blusher
5. L.A. Colors 10 color Eyeshadow in Aquatic Paradise
6. Careline Make-up set 3
7. Ever Bilena Pro Leg Make-up with UVA/UVB Protection
8. 4 Aido lipsticks in no. 9, 12, 6 and 3
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2. Post a comment with your Google friend connect. The comment can be about anything but you can only comment once.
3. Must be 18 years of age but if your under 18 ask your parents permission because she'll need your address to ship you your prizes
* Blog about the giveaway (5 entries)
* Post my giveaway banner in the sidebar of your website or
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* Tweet my giveaway (5 entries)
Giveaway ends March 25th 2011.. Good luck=)
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I realized that I mismentioned her name... instead of "beautynomics" I said "Beautyconomics"
hehe...Really sorry Sophie... But I actually fixed it :D
maybe I made that typo for the fact that I haven't slept a complete 8 hours and I was still in my "sleepy" phase lol....
but again... I am terribly sorry about the typo error...
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Hi girls! I'm back! I know I have been out for a while. I've been pretty busy with work and other stuff that I haven't had much time to write new article.
Okay so its already December and Christmas is just around the corner, do you have plans this December 24?
Well for me usually around this time I would be cleaning out my stuff and check which ones I have to throw out. That means it can be old clothes, shoes, books, trash...and most specially make up!.
Throwing away your make up is kind of like throwing away your baby. I know how it feels and it hurts so much! but if its bad for you, you gotta let them go girl!
Here are some of the basics things you need to think and also do when you store or throw away your make up.
1. Put a date on your product when you first opened it. So you'll know when it has expired or not.
2. If your product smells funky...and not in a good way...throw it out immediately!
3. if you have developed rashes or acne, throw it out.
4. store them properly so that they will last longer.
Here are some of the life span of make up.
Mascara can last up to Every three months minimum, maximum is 6 months but if the product tends to clump up after the three month period say your goodbyes to it.
Foundation can last to One year minimum, but you can still give it another 3 months if you store it properly.
Concealer can last 12 – 18 months with proper storage.
Powder can last to 18 months or longer. But once that you get rashes or allergies, dispose it.
Blush/Bronzer can last to 18 months.
Cream blush lasts 12 – 18 months
Eye shadow and Eyeliner lasts 18 months
Liquid eyeliner lasts 6 months, you can still give another 2 months maximum.
Lipstick / lip gloss lasts for only 18 months
Lip liner and Nail polish lasts for only one year
Makeup sponges Wash them after each use with warm water, then throw away after a month. Longer than that can have bacteria build up.
I hope this helped you with your beauty dilemmas ^_^
peace and love!