Thursday, February 26, 2015

Catch! Boracay Soaps

So, what do kikay ladies and gents buy when they are on island vacation?

Beauty Soaps!

Here are the soaps I bought from Boracay: Catch and Cerros.

From Catch:
The orange ones are papaya soaps, black soap is Noni (their bestseller) and pink soaps are kojic acid bars. 

Cerros: Calamansi (green bar) and the yellow one is tomato.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Human Nature 100% Natural Tea Tree Oil

Welcome back to my blog!

Do you guys love natural and organic products? I do! But like most buyers, I find it difficult to stick to all natural products because:
1. I have no brand loyalty 
2. Chemical products sound more appealing with their promises of instant cures and solutions
 3. Advertisements

I am an avid user of Human Heart Nature products since it was launched way way back. I stray but find myself using Human Nature again and again.

Frankly, this time, I bought a bulk of Human Nature Products online to reactivate my dealer's discount. I was also super duper curious because there are a lot of new and exciting products from Human Nature. I've re-stocked  my fave citrus hand sanitizer, sunflower oil and strengthening shampoo while my new "to-test" products are the natural lavender oil, natural tea tree oil and chamomile feminine  wash. Needless to say, I was most excited to about the tea tree oil.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mud Masking Like A Mad Woman

Hi guys and girls!

How was your weekend? I had a relaxing one (as opposed to last week's tumultuous version). I bought a pair of running shoes and hit the gym, all in one day. haha. I'm not an exercise fanatic so mentioning rubber shoes and gym in one sentence is quite a challenge for me, a challenge which I overcame. I was so intimidated by the buff ladies and gents who looked like they were living inside the gym, they are so right at home while I felt like a fish out of water. I hid inside the locker room (I was not informed to reserve for a personal trainer prior to my official first day so I had no idea which equipment to use) and waited for one of the dance classes to begin; at least I would just imitate my classmates.

Anyway, I had so much fun since we danced to really catchy and upbeat songs. The instructor is enthusiastic and was smiling all the time, it was hard not to smile back.

Last night, I slathered mud mask on my face to liberate my pores from all the Manila gunk and pollution. I am not posting my picture as I might scare you guys (39 followers na nga lang baka mag-alisan pa kayo hahahaha).

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover

I loooove my newest discovery!!! This product is not a new product from the Body Shop but I just finished a giant tub of Pond's cold cream last night, so I thought I'm trying this one. This has been sitting inside my cabinet for a month and I stopped myself from testing/using until I finished using Pond's. The price of water-based make up removers turns me off so I'm not exactly raging mad to buy and try new ones. When The Body Shop offered their products on a buy 1 take 1 promo last December's post-Christmas sale, I immediately headed to one of their branches to check their items. this is one of the things I've gotten.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Khaki/ Olive Eyeliner for an Au Naturel Look

A happy happy GV morning!

I just want to jump start the day with a beauty boost. Let me show you a quick and subtle way to emphasize the eyes without a ton of product by using an olive green/ khaki eyeliner. I like this color because it's lighter than brown and no harsh lines are drawn, while it makes me look like I have mascara on my lower lashes.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Prayer for Peace By St. Pope John Paul II

I am so emotional today. Lots of moments which made me feel nervous, sad and angry.


Last night, I boarded a PUV on the way home but I alighted barely 5 minutes later because my instinct was telling me that something was wrong. Two men followed me before I can even sit. I was a bit confused because I cannot recall seeing them waiting for a vehicle with other commuters on that particular street; they just suddenly appeared out of nowhere and seated across me. They did not make an effort to pay immediately pay which increased my anxiety. I chose to give them the benefit of the doubt and rode for a few minutes in silence. However, I could not ignore the nagging feeling inside me, so upon seeing the next stop where lots of commuters were also standing, I went out of the vehicle and waited for another one.

Earlier this dawn, we sent my sister off to the airport. I hate how goodbyes are always so rushed in NAIA Terminal I. After unloading the luggages, we cannot even say a proper goodbye, just quick hugs from my sister, then she went inside the terminal.

I've just finished watching a video showing how the Jordanian pilot was killed by ISIS terrorists. It is beyond my imagination how those killer monsters live and walk amongst us. They are even worse than animals! This is clearly not a fight for religion but only for money and power. Burning alive? This is like a horror movie with possessed monsters. Will the world ever learn? History recounts tales of countless wars but has anyone ever really won? Everyone loses in times of war.

 "Lord Jesus Christ, who are called the Prince of Peace, who are yourself our peace and reconciliation, who so often said, "Peace to you," grant us peace. Make all men and women witnesses of truth, justice, and brotherly love. Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace. Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace. May all peoples on the earth become as brothers and sisters. May longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always over us all."

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Banish that Pimple Trick!

Today, I'm sharing with you guys my pimple medicine which works without irritation! This is one of the best pimple medicine s out there that works for big, bad red zits!

Shunned and Ignored

My blog that is.

i have pretty much forgotten about this blog.

January was a whirlwind of events. There were lots of holidays given the fact that last month, work was cancelled for a few days in anticipation of Pope Francis' arrival. However, I was a secondary sponsor for my cousin's wedding. Days before the wedding were filled with stress for us because we were duped by the designer of the gown and realized we had nothing to wear a week before the wedding! We called on other designers, fought with the "scam designer", looked up quick and easy gown designs which could be sewn in a week. Then came my relatives from all parts of the world for the said wedding. Next came the wedding. We made a quick trip to Bora, lots of parties and gatherings for our relatives (belated Christmas reunions I should say, since instead of coming home last december, they saved their leaves for the wedding). It was so crazy. And. I. loved. it.

Now the toll is on my face. and wallet. Haha.

I am having big zits! I blame it on my late nights because after office hours, all I wanna do is kill time talking to my sister (who's leaving on thursday. boo.) until late at night. or wee hours in the morning. So I am very very sluggish and sleepy when I wake up. To compensate for this low energy feels, I chug up a lot of coffee. Then we ate everything we could because she missed all the good food in the Philippines. Traditional Filipino dishes are never healthy-- crispy pata, kare-kare, lechon kawali, all the cholesterol filled stuff, sweets like kakanin, suman, sapin sapin, fruit pies, yes we ate and ate everything so Hello Pimples!

Last weekend, we squeezed in a short trip to Bora= sunscreen= sweat= clogged pores. Haaay.

Anyway I had fun spending time with my loved ones. But i feel very sad now because things are going back to the way they used to be; our relatives already left for abroad one by one and my sister's flight looms ahead. I wish with all my heart that we could make her stay. However, as everyone with an OFW in their family knows, our country does not give the same kind of work benefits and opportunities to employees that other countries do. We cannot curtail her growth and success because each of has to grab on whatever chance life presents us with. Just like how my family respected my decision to take up law, we defer to her decision to charter her own  destiny outside the Philippines.

Oh Boracay, I wish we could just stay. But you are just a dream. I am living in reality where you are just so far away...