Friday, September 19, 2014

National University Pep Squad donates to SM Cares for Yolanda Survivors

11 months after super typhoon Yolanda struck the country, some of our brothers and sisters in Visayas are still living in tents and waiting for shelter from the government.

National University Pep Squad donates to SM Cares for Yolanda Survivors


“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.’ Hungry not only for bread — but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing — but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks — but homeless because of rejection.” 

September 18, 2014- I was one of the lucky bloggers to be invited in the thanksgiving celebration of National University (NU) PEP Squad for bagging the championship at the 77th UAAP Cheerdance Competition. 
The NU gymnasium was filled with students and professors, together with SM executives to personally meet the champions. Applause and cheers welcomed NU Pep Squad during the repeat performance of their winning performance. 
(L-R)Deborah Sy SMFI Executive Director, Carmen Linda Atayde SMFI Executive Director For Education Program, National University Pep Squad,  Teddy Ocampo National University President, Jun Gaw National University Pep Squad Team Manager and   Renato Ermita Jr. National University Vice President
The overwhelming support from their alma mater led to NU Pep Squad in donating a portion of their prize winnings (Php 200,000) to the Yolanda survivors through SM Cares Yolanda Housing Project. The Manager of the Pep Squad also surprises everyone by donating another Php 200,000!
This is their way of giving back to the community and helping those who are in need. 

SM Cares is committed to build 1,000 houses (with each house costing P250,000 to build) to help Yolanda survivors. These houses are designed to be disaster-resilient with concrete ceilings and plenty of ventilation.  

When it comes to donating, no amount of money is small! Php 200k may not be enough to provide every survivor with a shelter, but collectively, these donations can make a huge difference! This is why people say, "Every donation counts!"

Regardless of the amount, every donation is a sacrifice on the part of the donor. With that, I'd like to commend NU Pep Squad for their generosity and sincerity to help the victims of the Yolanda.

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

CONGRATULATIONS NU Bulldogs!
I’m a proud Nationalians. Go Bulldog! 


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Friday, September 12, 2014

HIMALAYA HERBALS + WIN A GIFT PACK!!!

Hi lovelies! Just yesterday, I received a huge box from Himalaya Herbals Philippines. The box contains several skincare products from the brand. And the good news here, you can get a chance to win HIMALAYA HERBALS gift pack, too! If you want to know how, keep on reading! 


HIMALAYA HERBALS


Himalaya Herbals is currently present in more than 85 countries across the globe and ONE PRODUCT sold every 1/8TH OF A SECOND! 
They launched in the Philippines in July 2013 with skincare and oral care range. I’ve seen their products in Watsons, they have facial washes, creams, moisturizers and toothpaste. Himalaya Herbals is also available in other leading retail stores like SM, Robinsons, Shopwise and Mercury. 

There are so many skincare products in the market today but what makes Himalaya Herbals different from other brand is that their products contain 100% HERBAL ACTIVES, so it’s 100% natural and safe products! 
Himalaya Herbals use rare herbs collected from the foothills of the Himalayas. Hence, the name. Each product combines the best of Ayurveda with years of dedicated research. In fact, Himalaya Herbals is endorsed by over 300,000 doctors and accepted by consumers in over 80 countries.

In their site, I discovered that Himalaya Herbals has invested in state-of-the-art Research and Development center in Bangalore, India which encompasses over 70,000 square feet of space. The center is ISO-9001:2008 Certified!
Their team have more than 200 physicians and scientists. n March 2001, they were granted a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certificate, issued by the Licensing Authority, Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine, Bangalore, India. Himalaya is the first Ayurvedic facility to get GMP certification in India. They have also been granted the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certification. A GLP certification is granted to manufacturing companies that adhere to the toxicity guidelines in nonclinical safety studies. The certification is granted by the National Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Compliance Monitoring Authority, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Only 26 institutions in India have been granted this certificate, and Himalaya is the first herbal company to have joined ranks with these institutions.

With everything I mentioned,  you can be assured that the company fully invested in providing the highest quality products that are safe and effective!


• THE CONTEST •


I’m really excited to try these out! I will be sharing my thoughts on each and every product I received! 
And here’s the good news for you! 
YOU CAN GET A CHANCE TO WIN A GIFT PACK FROM HIMALAYA HERBALS when you join their ongoing contest on their facebook page! 
Like HIMALAYA HERBALS Philippines to get the latest update on their products!
Goodluck my loves!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

SKIN LOGICS ARGAN LIP SCRUB

Just like our skin, we need to exfoliate our lips every once in a while especially if you like wearing matte-kind of lipstick. You don’t want those dry chapped lips ruining a perfect lipstick day, right?


SKIN LOGICS ARGAN LIP SCRUB


Scrubbing your lips is the perfect way to keep those kissable lips back. Skin Logics Argan Lip Scrub is 100% organic that contains argan oil, sunflower oil, vitamin c and honey to make your lips soft and smooth!



• HOW TO •


STEP 1 
Start with bare clean lips
STEP 2
Apply generous amount of Skin Logics Argan lip scrub. 
The grains help to exfoliate away the dead skins on your cracked, chapped lips. This contains argan oil, sunflower oil and honey to moisturize dry lips. Vitamin C is added to promote cell recovery.
 
STEP 3
Massage the lip scrub on your lips in circular motion

STEP 4 
Wipe away to remove the grains on your lips, or wash with water. 
STEP 5
Apply lip balm
Even though the lip scrub contains essential oil to hydrate, double up hydration by applying lip balm after exfoliating your lips to bring back moisture. 
 
The best thing about this lip scrub, it doesn’t create ants feast --if you know what I mean. I can perfectly store it on my makeup storage without having to worry about ants! How cool is that!
You may purchase this lip scrub at Pretty Angel Shoppe for only Php 140. 
How about you girls, have you tried using lip scrub before? Let me know what you think about this post. Until then, my loves! xoxo



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Sunday, September 7, 2014

DENIM IS THE NEW BLACK

Denim always finds a way to stay in style. Jeans, in all their body-contouring comfort, has become more popular throughout the fashion world since today’s tastemakers wear this wardrobe staple to suit their own style. Whether dark-washed or cut off, distressed to tailored, these chic celebs know how to do denim. Get inspired by their blue jean looks in their favorite Joe’s Jeans.


DENIM IS THE NEW BLACK

Amanda Seyfried rocks the grungy look while she takes her lovely pet to a walk in the park. 
The actress wore a Joe’s Jeans Weekend Slim Fit Jeans in Lake paired with a bow printed t shirt and some sandals.
Taylor Swift’s outfit spells clean and chic in every way. 
In her Joe’s Jeans Weekend Slim Fit Jeans in Red Berry matched with a nude heels and striped wrap shirt, Taylor is one classy chic on the go.
Beyonce looks electric in her blue pattern terno. 
The songstress wore a pair of Joe’s Jeans High Waist Trousers in Geometric Jacquard with a matching jacket also from the line. She added a little contrast with her bag and laces on her heels.
Jennifer Hudson’s golden heels are the perfect mate to her Joe’s Jeans Riya denim jumpsuit in Medium Blue. A classy take on a denim jumpsuit matched with a great pair of heels is surely a scene stealer in any crowd.  
Kourtney Kardashian looked spring ready in pair of Joe’s Skinny Ankle jeans in Baby Blues with a white blazer, dotted black blouse and black boots. 
She puts the “K” in her totally effortless look. 
Dare to go red! Get the look from high school musical superstar Vanessa Hudgens. 
The actress kept it casual with a pair of Joe’s Jeans Leather Pants in Fiery Red with a cardigan and ankle boots.
Anne V. demonstrates that going vintage can also be done on the streets. 
The model looks gorgeously rugged in a pair of Joe’s Slouched Slim jeans in Cali with a long black blazer, top, boots and a hat. 
Alessandra Ambrosio, kept a polished look while balancing her role as a wife and a mother in a pair of Joe’s Jeans Easy Slim Fit Jeans in Natural with a crisp white shirt and red studded flats.
Anna Sophia Robb knows that stripes go well with denim. 
She wore a pair of Joe’s jeans skinny jeans in Painter Leopard with a black and white stripe peplum sweater and black boots.
Who doesn’t want to borrow from the boys? Hilary Duff was spotted with her son Luca in Los wearing a pair of Joe’s Jeans Vintage Reserve Rolled Ankle Skinny in Cooper with Sigerson Morrison boots. 

ABOUT THE BRAND

A global brand, JOE'S® is available coast to coast at fine department stores and specialty boutiques in the USA and internationally throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and Latin America at stores such as Harrods, Liberty, Galeries Lafayette, Le Bon Marché, Printemps and Tsum.

Check out Joe’s Jeans boutique at the upper ground floor of SM Mega Fashion Hall. Follow @joesjeans on instagram and twitter.  


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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SHEINSIDE Wishlist

Recently, I discovered a really great online shop that sells beautiful clothing. I saw them when I visited Kryz Uy’s blog, and I’ve been seeing them in several online ads. 

I did an online window shopping and I’m excited to share it with you


SHEINSIDE.COM WISHLIT

I really like their dresses the most! In online shopping, I like buying dresses because you have the entire outfit with you. You don’t have to mix-match one from the other; You get a top and bottom in one! 

FLORAL DRESSES
I personally like Floral dresses because they’re very light to the eye. It gives the wearer a brighter appearance that is very sophisticated. Also, since the floral dresses offer more colors, they look good on their own: with or without accessories. 

Dress 1 White Sleeveless Porcelain Print Flare Dress 
Dress 2 White Sleeveless Diamond Patterned Floral Dress
Dress 3 Blue Sleeveless Birds Print Pleated Dress
Dress 4 Multicolor Sleeveless Floral Slim Bodycon Dress

PRINTS DRESSES
Print dresses are perfect if you want to make a statement. It’s not the easiest kind of dress to wear but definitely an outfit that stands out. I would say, It is one of the most photogenic outfits there is!
Dress 1 White Round Neck Vintage Floral Slim Dress
Dress 2 White Contrast Blue Sleeveless Vintage Floral Dress 
Dress 3 Blue Lapel Short Sleeve Floral Pleated Dress 
Dress 4 White Sleeveless Green Leaves Print Dress

COLOR BLOCKING DRESSES
Color block is wearing 2 or more chunks of solid color. It’s a modern-kind-of-look. It appears a lot in runways, a trend that is classic! 
DRESS 1 Black Contrast Apricot Spaghetti Strap Chiffon Dress
DRESS 2 White Sleeveless Hollow Slim Bodycon Dress
DRESS 3 Multicolor Criss Cross Back Loose Dress
DRESS 4 White Coffee Black Color Block Dress

CHIFFON DRESSES

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kate Tokyo Colorcious Eye shadow Palette

Kate Tokyo is known for their eyeshadow palettes. My friend who happens to be a hoarder of Kate products recommended their eyeshadows to me and I’m pretty happy with this palette because I never had anything like this before (I don’t own a lot of palette, by the way!).


KATE TOKYO COLORCIOUS EYE SHADOW PALETTE


Kate Tokyo say, 
The shine of colored diamonds creates wide eyes. A 5-shade eye shadow palette featuring the shades and shine of colored diamonds to create beautiful, lustrous, and wide eyes as the shades are applied


• PACKAGING •


I noticed that they are minimalist in designing their packaging. Their packaging is either in white or black, I honestly prefer black. It looks more sleek! 


This eyeshadow comes in a plastic compact with clear windows. The three eyeshadows in the middle have diamond-like effect in their plastic windows.


When you open the palette itself, you’ll notice that the three center eyeshadows are embossed and have a jewel-like shape. I would say, these three eyeshadows are the “main” shades of this palette.


• SHADE •


The shade I have is called “GN-1.” I think GN stands for Green. I actually bought this palette because of this moss-green shade. This kind of green will look flattering on brown eyes.



• PERFORMANCE•


The eyeshadows in this palette have different textures, depending on their usage. 


The highlight and dark color have silky-smooth texture, the powders are very soft and smooth! The highlight color has an iridescent shine; it has a gold-sheen that looks really great as a highlighting color. The highlight reflects light and draws attention to your inner tear duct or brow bone. 

From left to right: Highlight color, Dark color (contour), sparkling eye color shadows (rosegold, moss green and silver)
Unlike the highlighting and contouring shades, the three eye color shadows have chunky glitter finish. Rather than pearlized finish, it has sparkly effect. Hence, the name "Colorcious Diamond."
 
If you’re having hard time working with this kind of eyeshadows, I highly recommend you to use primer prior to the application of this product. It helps the shadows stick together. Also, apply the shadows in patting motion to lessen fall outs. 


• OVERALL •


Most of my palettes are in either matte or pearl-finish, which I really adore! Those kinds of finishes are flexible for any kind of occasions, or any time of the day. In my opinion, this Colorcious palette from Kate Tokyo has more fun and playful finish due to its chunky glittery-texture. 

I would say, this palette is not suitable for everyday wear but would definitely be a great palette for events where you want to stand-out, like parties, special events or even night outs! 

Here are my pictures wearing all the shadows on my eyes!

I added Eye of Horus Pencil Liner on my waterline to make the color more alive and fun!
I used silver on the inner tear duct, green as eye color, the dark shade to contour, rosegold to soften the contour and finally, the highlighting color on my brow bone. 
What do you think of this makeup look?  I hope I nailed it! Let me know what you think of this makeup look! 

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