July 28, 2017

Hair Disaster? There's Always A Solution!

I don't think I am vain as a person but as much as I can, I always want to look good and presentable. I love pretty things, I use a lot of products, and I always put make up on and wear nice clothes most of the time. I take care of myself the best I can. A part of my body that I never neglect is my hair.




I subject it to a lot of torture but I most definitely equate that with much needed pampering and care too. The only thing that I haven't done to it is to cut it super short, I have always worn it long, sometimes super long that it goes down as far as the waist level. Recently I've gotten tired of it and decided to change it to a lob also known as long bob and sits just below the shoulder level.

July 26, 2017

Awesome Tricks for a Bikini Body

Last year, Americans spent more than 13.5 billion dollars on aesthetic procedures. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 58% of the total expenditures went on surgical procedures, while non-surgical procedures accounted for more than 5 billion dollars. Times Magazine columnist Joel Stein points out that more and more people are perceiving those aesthetic procedures as essential, while James C. Grotting, MD, President of ASAPS believes that among other motives, competitiveness in the workforce is a recurring theme. Let’s see what non-invasive body remodeling technologies are available in 2017.




Ultrasound fat loss
As a non-invasive treatment, UltraShape technology uses pulsed ultrasound to target fat selectively. It directs ultrasound energy directly to the fat layer under your skin. The pressure waves create cavities in fat cells, causing their membranes to rupture, while keeping skin cells, nerves and blood vessels intact. UltraShape treatments are comfortable and do not show any visible signs of the procedure. The results can be seen after two weeks, but two to four treatments at two-week intervals are recommended. 

July 23, 2017

Made for the Cold Weather

It is literally raining so hard right know while I'm writing this blog feature. The sound of pouring rain outside is so loud thank goodness that is blurred by the best of Linkin Park playlist I'm playing on Spotify right now. Not the type of music one should playing on  cold, gloomy, rainy Saturday night, but just reminiscing the hits of one of my favorite rock bands that I grew up with. I bet you heard the news of the band's front man's tragic passing away. 




I admit I don't know each and every song they have under their belt, but I grew up from the generation where they were at their peak and I believe me when I tell you, whenever any of their song plays on the radio, I know it's them and I can definitely sing along. Surprisingly I know most of the lyrics of their songs by heart even though I don't know their titles. Anyhoo, I just had to get that off my chest. I don't want to sound like I'm riding off what had just happened, because TBH, I am a fan until now and what happened was really shocking and saddening. 

July 20, 2017

On Finding Focus and Concentration

I must say that as we age we kind of loses our ability to focus, well like me, almost about everything. We do a lot of things to make us remember important stuff, like write down notes on our journals or on our smart phones so we have reminders for our things-to-do etc. 





When I was in college, studying was always a priority whenever we have exams. I would usually lock myself up in a room and study the whole day or night; most of the time without anything except for some good music. I do not know about you, but I can study without eating or having a drink at hand, yet without music I easily lose focus and fall asleep. 

July 16, 2017

Going Au Naturel with Radha Beauty

I know that they say that beauty is only skin deep, but I guess there’s nothing wrong with taking care of our skin, after all it is the largest body organ in our body. Also, every day our skin is exposed to harsh elements like wind, sun, pollution which can cause irritations and makes our skin look unhealthy, tired and dull. There are a lot of ways that we can do and use to combat the effects of daily exposure to these harmful elements without further harming our skin. The solution? Go au naturel with your skin care products.




I for myself use a ton of products for my skin, head-to-toe. But I must admit that not all of them are made from all natural organic ingredients. Which kind of makes me guilty because I’m putting and exposing my skin to synthetic chemicals which I know in the long run will have unwanted effects to my body. But whenever I have the chance to come across products that are organic and made of natural ingredients, especially if they are within budget, I chose them over the other.


July 13, 2017

Classic Italian Meatballs Recipe

Meatballs are one of those ball-shaped foods that are irresistible. Most of the food that we eat that comes in ball shapes tend to be delicious - think of Truffles, Doughnut Balls, Cheese balls and an array of Asian delicacies (Japanese and India). The mere idea of thinking about this food will make anyone salivate, and this doesn't even scratch the surface of the ball-shaped food that we have in our world.





But of course, meatballs top this list. The honest truth is that some of us have been fortunate in life to have been introduced to meatballs early in life while others had to wait until 3 to 5 years ago when they had their first experience with meatballs. 

July 12, 2017

6 Affordable Ideas That Will Turn Your Small Bathroom into a Spa

In theory, a bathroom is supposed to be a functional room that contains a bath/shower, toilet and a faucet; in reality, however, it tends to be so much more than that. First of all, it is a first place you visit once you get up in the morning and the last place you visit before you go to sleep. It is also a place where you go to relax and a place where you come to think (no wonder that strangest things that come to mind are referred to as shower thoughts). In a way, it is our own private oasis, our own little spa. With this in mind, here are six affordable tips that could help emphasize this notion even more.




1. Frame mirrors
Every bathroom needs a mirror and seeing how most of the panes are more or less the same (aside from their dimensions and shape), it is the frame that makes all the difference. In order to save some money and at the same time get the right mirror for your bathroom, you could just buy an ordinary mirror and then have it framed. Aside from being a cheaper and a more customizable option, this practice will also add some personal value to this particular item (due to all the effort and research you invested in it).

July 10, 2017

Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen at Ayala Malls The 30th

Another cuisine that is dear to my heart and for sure everyone's too is Italian cuisine. It's so familiar to the Filipino palate that's why it is most often than not our go-to comfort food. We have made some of them even our own versions and have concocted a lot of the dishes (especially pasta ones) a hundred times in our own kitchens - that I am 100 percent sure.

 


I have been invited to try out Mama Lou's in the past but I didn't go because their first few branches were mostly in the South area of Metro Manila. I was thrilled that on the second time that I was invited to a foodie meet up is at Mama Lou's newest branch at Ayala Malls The 30th, because it's quite near my vicinity. 

July 8, 2017

Travelbook.ph Affiliate Program Commends Bloggers On 1st Anniversary Celebration

TravelBook.ph, the leading online travel agency (OTA) in the Philippines, celebrated the first anniversary of its Affiliate Program last June 24, 2017 at Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila in Ortigas Center, Pasig. In addition to celebrating an important milestone, the event was the OTA’s way of thanking its 2,700 blogger affiliates and acknowledging each of their contributions to the success of the said program since it began. 




The event, entitled TravelBook.ph Affiliate Program 1st Year Cheer, highlighted and celebrated the many firsts that the Affiliate Program has achieved on its first year. 

July 7, 2017

Florals and Career Women

Though summer is officially over in this side of the world, the weather in a tropical place like mine is quite hard to put one's finger on. There times of the day that the sun is scorching hot and then suddenly a rain pour would just happen. Or sometimes it rains hard in the morning then it will get a bit humid at night.



So basically living in the tropics it is best to wear something comfy or something that you can layer when the temperature drops. I mean, for example, for a career woman like me, who go on commute everyday and then comes  to work where the AC is on full blast, it is just ideal to wear plain or printed casual dresses and then put on a blazer over it.

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