Review: LA Girl Lipstick in Last Night

December 14, 2012



Luxury Creme Lip Color
Luxury Creme' Lipstick delivers ultra rich colors in a lightweight formula. Its blend of moisturizing ingredients of aloe, shea butter & vitamin E enhances lips, leaving a smoother, healthier feel. Glides on effortlessly with the slant top, for a flawless even coverage. www.lagirlusa.com

OOTD # 2: Marshmallows

December 13, 2012


Hi everyone!
Another OOTD entry.. Well, this outfit of mine was worn months ago..I am Sorry for the very late post!
This is just amongst the many fabulous Ukay Finds that I got for myself. The Blouse is 75 pesos and the skirt is already a bargain for only 150 pesos. Both go along really well and I love how they match. I felt really comfortable wearing them to the office that day. =)


P.S. I am really sorry for this blurred photo. I obviously cropped it. Anyways, I will be posting more OOTDs. So I hope to keep you posted.

What do you think? Comments are all appreciated!

Till then!

Xo,


All I Want for Christmas

Hi everyone!

How is your day today?
Mine's been very busy lately. Company parties here and there.
But Finally, I've got my self into blogging again. Pardon me for not having to update this blog for quite some time already.

Today's blog post is about my Christmas Wishlist. Everyone of us share the same feeling of wanting to have that certain something for us to receive in this season, right?

My blogger friend Maria of Super Wander Girl tagged me in this post. Thanks Maria!

Down to my wishlist... :)


Review: Beauty Treats Wallet Palete

December 11, 2012


Hi there pretty! How is your day going?
Last month, I got this wallet from Beauty treats here in Watsons. 
Want to get a glimpse on this baby? Read On. =)





My Skincare Regimen

December 10, 2012

Hi lovelies!

I apologize for not having updated this blog for quite some time. I have been busy with my day job lately, being having to update a lot of documents and finish some processes to meet company goals by the end of year 2012. Well enough of that, let me go to my post today.

I have been reading a lot of reviews of skin care products lately in other beauty blogs that I follow. And of the many of them available in the market today I am really digging to try new ones that I haven't tried before. Knowing that I have oily skin, I am prone to dirt clogging in my pores =(.




I know I don't have the perfect skin, but I am trying my luck out. Who knows, I may achieve greater results.

Upon my search and curiousness, I wanted to try this AVON skin care products, which I bought at my own budget. Having that fair skin, I prefer whitening and anti-bacterial products just to help cleanse me of my face with all the dirt and makeup. Let us take a look at these products, shall we??






It's Amazing what make up can Do: A Makeover 101 at Watsons Ayala

November 26, 2012

It's Amazing really what make up can do. I was strolling by Ayala to get some cute umbrellas for the rainy season. But see what I found, myself at watsons for their great make up sale... =)

I was really hooking for the lipstick grab since I am out of stock nowadays since I gave birth to my baby boy last August. I just came back from work mid October so what can I say, i was having that "losyang" image right then and there and I just need some makeover. 

A picture taken right before the make over. =) Sooo.... ngarag! hehehe LOL!
Forgive me about the outfit, as I am really probing the losyang look. XD grin.


Repost: Make up Do's And Dont's

November 25, 2012


(VoistMagazine) Would you shake someone’s hand after just witnessing them dig up their nose? How about touching a door knob after someone sneezed then touched the knob with their germy hand? Or put your chip in the party sauce that a stranger in front of you double dipped into? Of course you wouldn’t, unless you want to end up with a cold or some kind of harmful bacterial infection.
What about sharing makeup: You run out of mascara as you’re getting ready for a party, photo shoot or just a girls’ night at home, would you use your friend’s? Sure why not, it’s harmless… isn’t it?
Absolutely NOT! The truth is, makeup (especially eye makeup like mascara) can harbor harmful bacteria and cause infection if it is not properly stored and used, especially if kept passed its expiration date.

Review: Onyx Tri Lipgloss by AVON

November 23, 2012

Hi my beautiful readers!

I am back to show you my cool lip gloss purchase at AVON. By the way, for those of you who doesn't know it yet, I am a branch franchise dealer here in Mandaue City, Cebu. I came to the branch to pay out for my overdue make up purchases last October, I was afraid they would eventually sue me if I didn't pay them. 

But, yeah I know myself, I can't resist make up!
Everytime I go there, I found myself praying to not go impulse buying or else --  I might get stuck such wild habit. =( I keep asking myself, do I really need this? My oh my, I might as well blog about it right?

Anyways, today I got this Tri lip gloss in Wine Luster. I got really attracted by the color of this lipgloss, the reason of me pulling it out and straight to the counter. Bought it for PHP189. For me this product is perfect for morena skin tones, like mine. =) Below is the image as you can see it's color is similar to that of the grapes. Isn't it?

(click the image above to enlarge)

OOTD # 1: Yellow and Pink

November 22, 2012

Hello!

I am posting an OOTD just like other bloggers out there are doing. I feel that I can have more connection to my readers if they can see the author posted once in a while on their blog. So, why not?

I apologize for the poor image quality since I am just using a point and shoot camera.
I am trying my best to provide my readers sensible information and I hope by starting with my first OOTD, I can improve myself more in the process. You will see my transformation here in this very blog of mine =).

So, to start.. my first OOTD post. =)
My simple shirt and jeans look. 



I wore it during a meet up with my friend CY of Ukay Shopeteer. She sells lots of good clothings in facebook. She owns the shop which sells thrifted clothes.

I hope I can post some of her items here.

They're really classy and trendy!

That's it for now. Be posting more soon!

Xo,


P.S. Please let me know what you think about this idea of mine, and leave your comments below.
Thanks for reading! Much Love ♥♥♥


Watsons Make Up Haul

November 21, 2012

Hi Lovelies!

How is your day today?
I will be posting about my recent haul at Watsons last last week!
I came to the store to purchase some cute umbrellas, but unfortunately, none came to my sight =( 

I am glad they were on SALE, so I got to view a lot of cool products at a lower price on retail.
Below is the picture of the items I got for myself, and hopefully I can have time to post my reviews.



What do you think? Have you used one of this products? if so, come and tell me and comment below.
I would really love to hear from you.


Till next time,

simprilcity is having a giveaway!

click the image below to know how to join!





Good Luck!

Xo,

Leibster Blog Award

Hi Lovelies! How's your day been?
Mine? a bit busy managing time between family life, corporate slave life and my blogging life.
As you can see this post has been long going on my drafts page. =)


Finally, I have the time to post about my being nominated for the Leibster Blog Award!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow bloggers Milna of Pink Mommy, Elizabeth of Shopaholic on a ShoeString and Maria of Super Wander Girl for the nomination. This means a lot to me.

What is the Liebster Blog Award?

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

 “Liebster” is German for “favorite”. This award is the“favorite blog award” then. The rules for this one state that you answer the 11 questions asked  by the Blogger who gave you this award.



REVIEW: I need you Facial Mask in Pearl Extract

November 20, 2012

As promised about my haul at Etude House, I am doing this review on their best selling mask in "Pearl Extract". See my post here.

I am not really a fan of facial masks, I only just simply cleanse my face with water and my favorite facial soap and then wipe some cleanser available commercially and then that's about it.

I was just curious about it, watching it on TV programs, ads and other beauty blogs made me wanna get my hands on this products.

Tag Post: Blog Crushes

November 16, 2012


So, I was bloghopping and I came to this post by Elizabeth. I love how she revealed her blog crushes. I mean admit it we all do, right? That is why I also want to do this on my blog =). 
Excited to know who my blog crushes are?
Elizabeth organized them into categories which what I will be doing too. =) Most of us also think of our blogs us our babies according to her and I totally agree!
blog crushes stages:
  • Just Born (for the blog with under 10 followers)
  • Sitting up (for the blog with under 20 followers)
  • Crawling (for the blog with under 200 followers)
  • Walking (for the blog with under 1000 followers)
  • Running (for the blog with under 2000 followers)

Animal Print Make Up Brushes

November 15, 2012


Hi ladies!

How is your day today?
Mines going good and well.

I have been into animal prints lately. I just love how it turns everything out into fierceness 
as a woman would try to wear them.

As for my opinion, it brings out that strong character in a woman. From wearing animal printed dress, 
blouse, even animal printed shoes and bags!

It has been a trend this days and has been over the decades human race started to wear fur clothes and the day animals skin was in to protect us from the harsh weather.

As for me, I just love it. I love its design.

One way to show how my addiction to animal prints is this make up brush I saw in a Bodega Store just nearby our place.




A closer look.......... Well, it's not really that expensive for P70.00, why not?



I love the print on it. =)
I love the brushes too......... I've used them and so far they're just good enough.
Even though it's not a branded brush but still it is useful for me. It's an additional to my make up kit! 

How bout you?
What is an addition to your make up kit as of this moment?





Cebu, Philippines

Facial Care Haul: Etude House

November 14, 2012


Hello!

I have been really wanting to go to Etude House and see some of their products. Since, it featured KPop Star Dara Park as their brand endorser.

Well, i was surprised. Their vanity stuffs are really tempting!

Cebu City, Philippines

FOOD TRIPS: Rodeo Grill

November 9, 2012

It was yet another day of celebration right before the long weekend hits, our team took the time off for lunch out at Rodeo Grill, home of great barbeque and sizzlers.

If you're into grilled foods and for a cowboy meal Rodeo Grill is the right place for you. Located along Archbishop Reyes Avenue (between Isuzu and Hotel Elizabeth).



Why Do I Wear Make-Up?

November 6, 2012



(source: Google) 

I’ve read this beauty post tag from  Sharna. I loved reading the post and as I was about to answer the question, I kept thinking really why? Well, obviously every girl loves to look pretty and attractive. That is why, for me “make up” is God’s gift to women. (“,) would you agree? It gives us that feeling of confidence about ourselves as we face other people each day especially with working moms like me.  So why not share with you this post and do my tag as well.

1. When did you begin loving make up?

As far as I can remember, my first encounter with make up was when I was still 5 years old.  well, my aunt used to place makeup on my face and dress me up like I was some sort of a doll.. back at school, I was a dancer, and you know the trick to fancy our already pretty faces , are but a dub of powder, lipstick and blush-ons... I just love looking pretty, if I was really. From that time I was a teenager I got myself quite comfortable wearing just lipgloss and a little powder on my face. I started wearing makeup occasionally when I reached college.

2. How do you feel without make-up? 

Most of the time I don’t do make ups especially at home or when I go out strolling at the mall or when I reun for errands. I just put on little powder and lipgloss just so I look presentable and to feel confident with myself.
I do wear makeup to work I dab on a little powder from AVON (ideal luminous pressed powder) in Oriental, a little lipgloss from AVON (simply pretty) in coral sparkles, blush on from AVON (simply pretty) in blooming peach and a little mascara on my eyelashes. Whenever I don’t wear them I feel naked on the face. Most of them are from AVON since I am a loyal user since I am also an AVON Dealer. (Which reminds me I will be posting a review on the products soon here).


3. What do you like about make-up?  

Yes, I agree with Sharna  I also love the fact that make up makes us look good and bring out our facial features when we apply them properly on the face.  And yeah, it also lifts up our moods most of the time and gives us that sense of completeness and confidence about ourselves.

4. Three 'Holy Grail' Products?

These three items are the things I wished I had so I can also see its effect on my face.

Etude BB foundation and concealer
AVON eyeshadow quad in smoky eyes
MAC lipstick in pink


I am also tagging every lady out there like me who also love to look pretty to share their thoughts. I enjoyed doing this tag with Sharna so if you’ll do this on your blog leave a comment so I can check them out as well.

Till Then,


Food Trips: Matsu Yakiniku

October 24, 2012


It is October and our team decided to have our dinner out at Yakiniku Restaurant. It is a Japanese Restaurant which serves Japanese cuisines.


If you are into Japanese food, one good place to go is Yakiniku Restaurant located along Pacific Square Building, F. Cabahug St., Mabolo Cebu City

They serve great tasting food plus you get the chance to cook the food at the grill. Their specialty is the Angus Beef. The meat is so tender plus the taste is unique.






30 DAYS Challenge!

October 19, 2012

I had a text confirmation from my fellow blogger Pink Mommy that Dainty MD and her are doing this 30 day challenge posts in their fellow blogs.

They started last October, as for me I will be starting the challenge this coming November.

Below are the said questions for each day:


Day 1 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 2 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 3 - A photo taken over 10 years ago
Day 4 - Something you are OCD about
Day 5 - Your dream house
Day 6 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 7 - My worst habit
Day 8 - What's in my handbag/purse?
Day 9 - Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 10 - A dream for the future
Day 11 - Who can't you live without
Day 12 - If you could wish for anything that will come true, what would you wish for?
Day 13 - Have you ever had your heart broken? Have you ever broken a heart?
Day 14 - What do you like most about yourself?
Day 15 - What do you dislike most about yourself?
Day 16 - What do people notice about you?
Day 17- What's something you wish you could say to someone?
Day 18 - Whom do you admire the most?
Day 19 - What's your goal in life?
Day 20 - What are the 10 most significant event in your life
Day 21 - If you died tomorrow, what's the one things you'd regret not doing?
Day 22 - What's an inside joke you have on someone?
Day 23 - Two months ago, where were you at what you were doing?
Day 24 - Do you have saved text message? If so, who are they from and why do you still have them?
Day 25 - Write 5 messages to different people without using their names.
Day 26 - What's something your really excited for?
Day 27 - What do you feel guilty for doing?
Day 28 - Tattoos. If you have one, post it and its story. If not, what do you want?
Day 29 - Picture of your makeup collection
Day 30 - When were the happiest days of you life?

This are all lovely questions, I love the answers posted in my blog.
Well, can't wait for November. yeah. :)

Would you be doing this same challenge too?
Leave a comment if you'll so this challenge as well.

Till then,


Preparing For Baby's Arrival: What to Bring to the Hospital

July 23, 2012

The arrival of your new son or daughter is a time of excitement and joy. It's often a hectic time as well, so it can be difficult to remember to pack everything that you need to bring to the hospital.



About a month before the baby's due date, you should make sure you have the following items. Pack as many as you can beforehand.


You can use the following checklist as a guide to getting organized for the big event. :)
(This one is from my prenatal booklet handed to me by my OB-Gyne from Multicare Pharmaceuticals Philippines).




Most of my baby stuffs I got from the gifts given to me by my office mates during my baby shower. So, I only need to buy newborn pants, mittens, new born cloth (lampin) and my going home outfits also best to use when breastfeeding at the hospital.

You can also check out this site for more relevant items to bring with you upon your arrival at the hospital on this site here.

Also, don't forget to bring the following essentials especially needed in the hospital for medical/legal purposes.
  • Identification Card (ID) for you and your partner
  • Philhealth Claim Form 1 (duly signed by employer)
  • Updated Philhealth Member Data Record ( MDR )
  • Hospital Receipts and Bills just in case
  • Medical Note given to you by your doctor upon admission if you are under a private doctor, for those under maternity package (your copy of prenatal results and forms given by the hospital)
  • Medical provider ID (for those enrolled in a medical insurance plan i.e Maxicare, Philcare, etc.)
Hope this post helped you on your preparation for the coming of your newborns.
Anything you'd like to add to the list? Do leave your comments and share.


Till then,


My New Pair of Eyeglasses

July 18, 2012

Finally got myself a new pair of glasses for the third time. I was really bragging about my eyes for a few weeks already. My eyes are going nuts and I cannot fully concentrate facing the computer at the office for hours. So, finally I decided to go get one at Ideal Vision Center at SM Cebu.

I was examined and the Doctor found out my eyes grade already went up a notch.
I always loved the glasses from Ideal Vision as well so that was my second time to head down there for an eye check-up. Glad to know they have this sale of up to 50% for the frames!

I was ecstatic, this is it! I'm going to get one now!
The frame I got was perfect fit and the glasses was as well. My eyes seemed refreshed every time I wear them. Plus, I only bought it for PHP2300.00. Our company insurance will have to reimburse us with it naman so no worries. I can avail up to PHP1500.00 for my medical plan. 

So, that was it. Just ranting about my new pair of glasses! Which I really adore.
Do love and take good care of your eyes guys!

Till then,


REPOST: TIPS for a Healthier Working Pregnancy

July 16, 2012


This is a Repost taken from an online site which I personally used as guide throughout my entire pregnancy. Read on!

There are things you can do to make your working life easier. Few ideas to make  a perfect blend of career and pregnancy include:

# 1 Don't be a superwoman!

Get rest when you are not at work and reduce household chores, especially when approaching the delivery date. Studies show that one and a half hour of extra rest makes a lot of difference; uterine blood flow increases, and the supply of oxygen and other nutrients to your baby improves.
 

 
# 2 Relax when possible

If at all possible, lie down on your left side for ten minutes during your lunch break on a floor mat. Else, just rest your head on the table or elevate your feet. Relax your mind and body.

 
# 3 When exhaustion overtakes you, leave work early

If you are commuting to work using public transportation, don't be afraid to ask for assistance with regards to a seat, if necessary, from the conductor or driver.
# 4 Negotiate a flexible work schedule

Work out a schedule that suits your health. If you suffer from morning sickness, ask about coming in later and ending your workday later. On the other hand if you are an early riser and get tired easily in the afternoon, ask to come in early and end your workday early.
 

 
# 5 Telecommute whenever possible

Try and work out such that you can group assignments and attend office 2-3 times a week. The balance days of the week when your presence at the office is not necessary, you can work from home. Another alternative is to work part of the day at the office and part of the day from home but ascertain you are always open for office contact.
 

 
# 6 Ask for help

If a project or assignment is causing your health to suffer, speak up to your boss about getting the help of a coworker or even a temp worker to fill in for you. If need be, request the project be reassigned to someone else and take a less stressful assignment.
 


 
# 7 Snack - time

To maintain energy levels and to avoid nausea & heartburn (common ailments of pregnancy), stock up a selection of snacks to work and eat something every few hours.

# 8 Pregnancy emergency kit

Keep the kit in your desk drawer. It should contain lemon hard candies to beat nausea, an extra pair of undies or sanitary napkin for incontinence accidents, an Evian face mister for instant cool-offs, and a cache of crackers, pretzels, wafer cookies for snacking.


 
# 9 Write notes

Maintaining a notebook at all times can offset memory loss in the first trimester. Note down important work reminders. Jot down anything you consider important for you to remember or act on.
 


 
# 10 Heroine you are not!

If possible, start your maternity leave a week or 2 prior to your due date to give yourself ample time to rest before the big day.
 



The Final Word 

You will probably decide on discontinuing work either on your doctor's advice or exhaustion. There are certain guidelines you should follow to minimize health complications that can worsen if you are working.


• If your job is more rigorous in nature entailing heavy lifting, climbing or bending below the waist you should stop work by week 20. But if you have moderate load to tackle with rest periods in between, you can continue working till about week 28. However you should consider giving up your job after conception if you are carrying more than one baby, had a previous miscarriage, or premature birth. Cut back on your work hours if you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes or high blood pressure. Bottom-line: listen
 to your doctor's advice on when to quit your job, how many hours you can afford to put in and the nature of job you can continue with. Don't ignore your doctor's recommendations, no matter what your financial status. 


• If your job requires you to be on your feet all day, you should consider switching to desk job or stopping work beginning in your 24th week. If your job requires you to spend more than 30 minutes out of every hour on your feet, consider shifting to something sedentary by week 32.


Returning to work after baby:

Much of this depends on how you feel and the health of your baby. If all is well then returning to work is a personal choice. Whether you decide to take 3 whole months, less or more, some workday precautions apply as when you were pregnant.
 

• Avoid fatigue by taking short naps.

• Try to arrange to work from home sometimes.

• Go back part time rather full time until your body readjusts to your previous schedule.

• Push for a flexible work routine in order to accommodate to your baby's needs.

Above all, don't be afraid to enlist your husband's help with household and baby chores. Make certain to visit your doctor for a complete checkup before returning work. Take time out if despite your leave you still feel you need a break.


Till Then,




This is Us against the Odds (Pag-ibig na Pangmatagalan)


Life has all its twists and turns and sure to attest to that is the trials we encounter in each of our relationships especially with our beloved someone, I had my own fare share and though ours was definitely not perfect we managed to get through the lowest parts of time that we were together the things and problems we get through with having each other.


  US during our first month together


The story begun last 2011, when I had just resigned from my full time job to venture other seas looking for greater opportunities but turns out to be a failure and a waste of time and money on my part and his as well, that time I moved from our house to live alone as a boarder in Colon, Cebu. I wasn’t able to cope up with my new job then due to the working schedule (graveyard it is) that easily my immune system had dropped. 

Worst part is, a few weeks after I returned home after my resignation since my body was badly affected, he also lost his job. He was a project-based employee and under an agency based in Makati. It was hard. Definitely being both the eldest in each of our families.
The usual hangouts and dates, movies, dinner were put off and set aside and we would find ourselves staying just about at home at texting each other. Priorities changed. Fun was still there since we had each other through it all. I opted to make money out of my last pay and turned a little online business alive. I found myself selling pre-owned items on the internet specifically through my facebook account you can also view my post of my online venture here.


our online venture logo and name

While we were busy looking for full time jobs, we busied ourselves roaming around Ukay Ukay Shops in town. He was with me all the way though he had to travel a 30 minute ride from Parian Cebu to our home in Mandaue, Cebu. I enjoyed myself knowing I could still make money online. We would wash the Ukay Ukay items (pre-owned blouses and Clothes) before we sold them to our customers. I made sure it smells good and ready to use upon purchase during my meet-ups with prospect customers. We were glad that Tide came handy for us with Downy we achieved a better smelling product ready to be sold. Now, even more than that here comes for us the Tide with Downy product with which we could greatly use for our pre-owned clothes business.

Right then and there, my money quickly slept away since I had to send two siblings to a state college and had to provide for their daily allowances. The search for that coveted full time job continued for the both of us. Then, I eventually got hired by an American Company based here in Cebu. I was excited, we were excited and he was there always ready to support after almost two months of being jobless finally I now have a job. though he was still - searching.

Since the day came to us, I was endorsed for Physical Exam as a job requirement. At first, I was in doubt to take the X Ray examination. Yeah, I doubt I was pregnant since I haven't had my monthly visit since November. Come December, still no signs. I told him I had to test just to confirm if I really was expecting.

At 3 am that next day, I woke up with the kit in my hand and quickly did the pregnancy test. Surprised!

It showed - two lines! Which means, we were having a baby. I was two months pregnant already. I called him and when he found about it, he had to digest everything it was clear in his voice, he was not ready but his love for me and my baby won every fear he had. He had no job yet. It was like, what-are-we-going-to-do state for us. Mixed emotions.

The set up we had isn't easy at all. He had to come every night to visit me at home while I work full time. By February, he got hired. We were happy and finally he was too. Relieved that now he can raise us his family-to-be. We had troubled days, crying nights, those arguments along my pregnancy, that adjustment stage seemed unbearable for the both of us. We were expecting a baby out of wed luck and it wasn't easy for me and him as well. We couldn't live together due to these circumstances. Came Friday night, he would stay at home with me and sleep at home just so we could bond as I was pregnant. Every Saturday morning, he would help me with my Laundry. He would eagerly help me especially with the bedsheets, those huge bedsheets, I know I couldn't lift them with the baby bump plus the additional weight it had on me. Our typical weekend together having fun doing the laundry. 



my father and sister and him during his visits at home

Now, I am on my due. About to deliver our sweet little baby boy coming end of July or first week of August. I can say that amidst all the things we were in, we stayed stronger and forever grateful that the Lord God hasn't left us without nothing. He was our guidance and that sweet little angel as our inspiration to go along. 

me during my baby shower taken last July 6, 2012

Attest to everything we've been through is Tide and Downy which helped us get along the tough times. You may watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UByYVB4glg from Tide with Downy along with all the love stories depicting ("Pag-ibig na Pangmatagalan").

Tide with Downy Bangong Padala video entitled “Pag-ibig na Pangmatagalan”

Share the love. A love that is lasting and enduring amidst hindrances.


 Till then,

REPOST: 5 ways to look your best while preggy

July 15, 2012

This is a cool post for mom-to-bes like me to read.. :)

You’ve heard so much about this so-called “pregnancy glow” but why isn’t it happening to you?

First of all, this “glow” is purely hormonal and the result of an increased flow of blood to the vessels and even oil secretions on your face.

Secondly, it’s hard to hide the unease you feel about your body—hormones going haywire, your body adjusting to the new life it’s nurturing.

Instead of worrying too much about your ever-changing body, here are a few ways to feel beautiful during the 9-month wait.

1. Don’t become a couch potato.
Being pregnant seems like a good excuse to stay in bed all day and stop exercising. But women who are feeling bloated or experiencing morning sickness benefit from light physical activity throughout the pregnancy.  Try walking around your neighborhood, light stretching and pre-natal yoga.

Also, don’t see pregnancy as a license for excessive weight gain. According to WebMD, “In general, you should gain about 2 to 4 pounds during your first three months of pregnancy and 1 pound a week for the remainder of your pregnancy.”

Packing on too many pounds mean the weight will be harder to get rid of when you have your baby.

2. Visit the salon.
There was a time when pregnant women were not allowed for any reason to dye their hair or paint their nails. Nowadays, there are salon products that are chemical-free and said to be safe for expectant mothers. Certain nail polish brands and plant-based hair dyes now have preggos rejoicing. Before you get too excited though, it is still advisable to get the go signal from your doctor first.

3. Go make-up shopping.
What better way to feel pretty than to play with make-up! Try out a new lipstick shade that is out of the ordinary for you, or buy that facial highlighter you’ve wanted to push that preggy glow even further. After you’ve had your fun, you can always wash it off.

4. Treat yourself to a massage.
Thank your lucky stars that pre-natal massages exist nowadays! Many salons now offer this service to sooth the aching bodies of expectant mothers, so take advantage of it. A great massage can do wonders for your physical aches and your worries.

5. Fix the nursery.
Being hands-on with fixing your baby’s future room can help you relax and definitely get you excited about the little bubba’s arrival. The best beauty secret for pregnant women is happiness—and this activity will definitely put a smile on your face!

REVIEW: Skin So Soft Whitening and Firming Hand and Body Lotion

July 12, 2012

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Avon has been known for its all time lotion favorites ever since it landed the Philippines and for more than 30 years had captured the hearts of many women of all ages.
I’ve been an avid lotion fan since then way back in high school and I must say I tend to get in touched with it on a daily basis.

The first time I got a grab on lotions was when I just turned 11 as far as I remember but ravaged the thought of having to use it again on my skin because of the greasy feel it has on me.

Now that I am 20-ish I can say lotions have greatly revolutionized and have even offered great variants around the market for the consumers to choose from thus, the cause of this blog post.

I personally love AVON’s SSS (Skin So Soft) array of lotions. Ultra Moisturizing Lotion, Intensive Whitening Lotion and the Whitening and Firming Lotion are amongst the ones I’ve tried. All were good that one can’t get enough of ordering as soon as one bottle got emptied, believe me I’m a self-confessed AVON Dealer/User. 

Here is my review on AVON’s SSS Whitening and Firming HBL


AVON PRODUCT CAPTION: Get Silky, sensual skin that tempts your loved ones to touch.

PROS: Non-greasy, moisturizing hand and body lotion, has the firming effect as soon as applied, whitening can be observed on frequency of use though, leaves the skin soft and smooth to feel and touch. Smells good and is soft and sensual. 



CONS: None.

TO USE: Apply generous amount to hands and body. Massage In circular motion onto skin until dry.

NOTES:  Item can be bought on AVON direct dealers or stores only. This lotion contains ingredients known to whiten the skin and improve skin’s firmness. With regular use, skin appears toned and looking radiant.

AVON SSS HBL comes in four variants:

  •                       Signature Silk Ultra Moisturization Lotion
  •                  Soft and White Intensive Whitening Lotion
  •                Soft and Sensual Whitening and Firming Lotion
  •                Signature Silk Replenishing Body Lotion

RECOMMENDED? Definitely Yes.

Come and get your own. 


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