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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Judy Ann Santos is Muslim Mom in MMFF entry 2019 "Mindanao" by Brilliante Mendoza

December 19, 2019 0 Comments

Judy Ann Santos is Muslim mom in MMFF 2019 entry ‘Mindanao’ by Brillante Mendoza
Judy Ann Santos plays a Muslim woman in “Mindanao,” one of the eight official entries to the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film is directed by Brillante Mendoza, the first and still the only Filipino filmmaker to win Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival.
Written by Honee Alipio with Armando “Bing” Lao as the creative consultant, “Mindanao” marks the first time animation is included in a film directed by Mendoza. It features Santos as Saima Datupalo, a Muslim woman who is taking care of her cancer-stricken daughter Aisa Datupalo (Yuna Tangog) in a temporary home for children with cancer called the House of Hope in Davao.
At the House of Hope, Saima retells to Aisa the epic tale of warrior brothers Rajah and Sulayman fighting against the dragons Ginto and Pula, a story that mirrors the harrowing life in Mindanao. Allen Dizon plays Saima’s husband Malang Datupalo, a combat medic who is in an offensive operation in Maguindanao.
To play Saima in “Mindanao,” Santos had to learn how to perform a Muslim dance. She was trained by choreographer Al Bernard Velarde Garcia.
As a Christian actor, Santos did not find it difficult to play a Muslim character. Aside from having Muslim friends in real life, she said what made it easy was the guidance of Mendoza and Muslim cast and crew on the set of “Mindanao.”
Ketchup Eusebio, Epy Quizon, Richard Manabat, Kiko Matos and Jun Nayra play soldiers in “Mindanao.” Also in the cast are Vince Rillon, Ruby Ruiz, Chai Fonacier, Fe Saligumba, Perry Dizon, Nezzar Piti-Ilan, Vicky Ozawa, Emma Ressureccion, MJ Jacobo, Aileen Sahibad, Racma Caman Tonga, Abdulhakim Suare and Jenny Mondido.
Executive produced by Mendoza, “Mindanao” features Team App’s animation, Hiroyuki Ishizaka’s sound design and Teresa Barrozo’s music. Maan Chua also appears in the film as a singer, performing her original song “Itadyak.”
Prior to the MMFF 2019, “Mindanao” was screened in several international film festivals including the 24th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival and the 41st Cairo International Film Festival in Egypt. The film earned Santos the Best Actress award in the 2019 Cairo International Film Festival.
The MMFF 2019 is the 45th edition of the annual Filipino film festival organized by the Metro Manila Development Authority. Along with the other seven entries, “Mindanao” will be screen in theaters all over the Philippines from December 25, 2019 to January 7, 2020.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

3 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Videographer

December 07, 2019 0 Comments

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Your big day is just around the corner. The wedding dress is sealed in its plastic bag. The rings are polished to a shimmering shine. The band’s setlist is finalized and the caterer’s menu has been checked and double-checked. Still, you can’t help but feel like you’re forgetting something.

Oh no, you forgot to hire find a videographer for hire!

Hmmm, well… maybe you don’t even need one. Do you?

Who are you kidding? Of course you need one! You just need to be reminded of why.

Memories in Motion

Still photos are great, but they can’t move or speak or sing or laugh or cry. By all means, hire a photographer to take posed and candid photos. But get a videographer too; the two complement each other wonderfully. With video, you won’t have to worry about scenes looking stiff and unnatural, nor will you risk missing out on the smaller memories hidden between the big ones: the teardrop your mother dabbed from her eye so it wouldn’t ruin her makeup or those teeny tiny steps the flower girl took as she walked down the aisle. More importantly, without video how will you ever be able to relive the best man’s toast, your inebriated father-in-law’s questionable dance moves, or your spouse’s heartwarming’ vows?

Subtlety and Style

If you’re picturing a situation where some nosy cameraman is following you around all night with a boom mic and a bright light giving you point-blank sunburn, think again. It’s not the ‘80s anymore. Today’s videographer knows how to be a fly on the wall. With smaller-than-ever digital cameras, powerful mini microphones, and lenses that can pick up light in even the darkest settings, neither you nor your guests are likely to even notice you’re being filmed. All the better to capture your loved ones in their natural state. What’s more, most videographers work in groups of two or more, ensuring that your most important moments are immortalized from every angle.

Versatility of Vision

Where photography is limited in what and how it can depict your most cherished memories, with video, the possibilities are endless. Want a full-fledged two-hour documentary about your big day? A videographer can do that. Prefer to have a bunch of smaller, shorter clips that you can watch and share with ease? A videographer can do that too. Go traditional or get creative: turn your wedding into a music video or a movie trailer. Request a filter to make your reception footage look like vintage film, or use slow-motion replays to see the bouquet toss in all its chaotic glory. Videographers have a multitude of tools at their disposal and the knowledge of how best to use them, so don’t be afraid to ask for anything, no matter how unconventional it may seem. A good videographer knows how to make it work.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

5 Places for Kids to Have Fun in San Antonio

December 05, 2019 0 Comments


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If you’re heading to San Antonio, Texas with your little ones in tow, you may be unsure what this city has to offer as far as family activities. Fear not, as there are many exciting adventures that are family-friendly, and most will entertain parents just as much as they’ll engage children. For experiences that are both exciting and educational, check out some of these suggestions. You might even have a better time than your kids and find yourself looking for San Antonio houses for sale so you can keep the fun going!
San Antonio Zoo

What kid (or adult) doesn’t love animals? The San Antonio Zoo is home to many amazing species and is dedicated to the conservation of rare animals who may be at risk to become endangered or extinct. Pick up a day pass to check out the animals and exhibits the zoo has to offer, or enroll your child in the Will Smith Zoo School for an unforgettable, hands-on experience.
The Science Mill

For kids who are enthralled by the world of science and technology, this interactive experience is perfect! The Science Mill uses state-of-the-art technology to get students (and adults!) interested in the way science impacts us every day. Through engaging exhibits, children are encouraged to explore their love of science and consider pursuing careers in STEM fields to better our society for tomorrow and beyond.

Natural Bridge Caverns

For those who are seeking a thrilling outdoor activity, look no further than the Natural Bridge Caverns of San Antonio. There is more to do than just explore these caves, but that itself is reason enough to check this place out. If you’re looking for more excitement, try your hand at their ropes course or take a ride on a zipline. Not a thrill-seeker? You can also mine for gems and fossils like an old-time gold miner.

San Antonio Botanical Gardens

If you’re looking for a more relaxing family-friendly adventure, check out the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. This place has so much to offer, and you can experience new colors and textures in the plants all year ‘round. Check out the bird-watching area for some relaxing family bonding, and see who can spot the beautiful Black-chinned Hummingbird!

The Magik TheaterFor those who are looking for a night filled with art and culture, check out one of the many kid-friendly plays put together by The Magik Theater of San Antonio. They’ve been a staple in the community since 1994, putting classic pieces of literature on the stage for children to experience and learn from. See what amazing stories they’re bringing to life this season.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Empowering People To Eat More Plants

December 04, 2019 0 Comments
 I was compensated for this post and this post contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.



I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I'm there trying to do it. How can we do it?

Have you heard about plant-based eating? A founder and CEO, Andy Levitt said "I came to understand that plants don’t just have the power to heal our bodies—they have the power to delight our tastebuds and make a better world for future generations.

That’s why I started the Purple Carrot. So that millions of other people can discover how eating delicious plant-based meals, even if it’s just a couple times a week, can improve the overall quality of your life."

That was a great idea! Eating more plants offer all the necessary protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals for optimal health, and are often higher in fiber and phytonutrients. 

What is Purple Carrot? It is empowered to take risks that will create a sustainable change in the world by driving the adoption of plant-based eating. To promote improving health, our environment, and animal welfare.


If you are looking for a delicious and convenient way to add more plant-based meals to your diet, Purple Carrot is the best way to experience new, inspiring vegan recipes and ingredients every week. Choose the plan that's best for you, and each box that will be delivered to your doorsteps includes: 





  • Easy-to-read recipes.
  • Fresh, high-quality, and perfectly portioned ingredients.
  • Tips and tricks to up your game in the kitchen. Plus, they love sending occasional special offers from leading vegan brands.

Eating a healthy diet is not about strict limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your mood. Have good health everyone!






Tuesday, November 26, 2019

All-Natural Korean Skincare brand “So Natural” Launched in the Philippines

November 26, 2019 0 Comments

The beauty industry is thriving this year, most especially in the Philippines. With so many beauty brands coming into the market this year, more and more consumers want something natural and effective. Customers are more specific on what they want and are more knowledgeable about how to maintain their skin. With that, Korean Beauty, more widely known as K-Beauty is very popular in the Philippines as it focuses more on a healthier skin regimen using only ingredients derived from nature. 

And this is why the natural Korean skincare brand “So Natural” is launching in the Philippines. So Natural was founded in 2007, a beauty company that sells its products exclusively online. So Natural focuses on intensive research and product development as well as providing great and effective products for their customers. 




So Natural believes in strengthening the natural properties of our skin, inspired by nature and formulated carefully. So Natural believes in the philosophy of healthy, beautiful skin is best achieved through using products that is gentle to our skin. 

So Natural features 4 beauty lines that everyone should look out for.

● So’natural – Highly functional, dermatological based line
● the pure – The purest line in naturalism
● powder 4 room – creative and unique make-up line

As So Natural launches in the Philippines, here are the best-selling products that are definitely recommended for you. 

FACIAL DESIGN PINK MUD MASK
Out with the toxins and in with the baby smooth skin finish. Create a fresh and youthful skin with this mud mask. Take out sebum, dirt, and toxins in one go. It includes activated volcanic ash and a blend of plant extracts. It detoxifies and cleanses the skin as well as providing hydration and a nutrient boost for clear and radiant skin. 

CENTELLA ASIATICA OINTMENT
It is the highest level of Centella Asiatica 1% that effectively soothes and calms the skin. It also help rejuvenate wounded skin and also serves as a powerful micro-thin defense membrane on the skin surface to protect it from external stressors and diminish scars. 


ALL KILL BLACKHEAD NOSE STICK
Stop pricking and start swiping away those blackheads with the All Kill Blackhead Nose Stick. It contains charcoal powder and yellow cleansing grains containing silica and vitamins that reduce blackheads and whitehead while making your skin smooth and clear. 

ALL DAY TIGHT MAKEUP SETTING FIXER
Stay fresh all day with smooth and smear-free make-up with the All Day Tight Makeup Setting Fixer. It helps makeup stay put on skin and has perfect coverage using a fine mist. It’s also enriched with lemon, tea tree, centella asiatica extract that will help make your makeup look more refreshing and hydrated. 

With these exciting products coming into the Philippines this year, Filipino customers can get to experience the difference of switching to all natural products and the best of Korean Beauty all in one site. All of these best-selling products and a huge range of So Natural products and more can be found on the official website of Seoul Unni (www.seoulunni.com). It houses some of the biggest natural skincare brands including So Natural in its website. 

Follow Seoul Unni on the following social media sites for more information and details about So Natural Products. 

Instagram: @seoulunni_official
Facebook: Seoulunni Philippines

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

iPhone 7 Plus/7/6 Plus/6/5/5s/5c Case

November 05, 2019 0 Comments
This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

If you love pretty and unique designs of the iPhone case, you can get it at Casetify.  They offer designs that you will surely love. Here are some of them, just click on the photos for you to get directed where you can buy your chosen case.


Blooming Gown
Real Cute, Real Tough. Our shockproof, dual-layer protection Classic Grip iPhone 6 Case safeguards your phone from any accidental drops and bumps. The soft-touch frame provides a smooth and sturdy grip, while the transparent, glossy backplate allows a scratch-free profile for your iPhone 6. Available in Clear, Jet Black and Rose Pink.


Junk Food Universe

Time to shake things up! Made with non-toxic materials and passed all safety tests, you can count on our glitter iPhone 6 case to be real cute and real protective. Make it exclusively yours - personalize any glitter iPhone 6 case with your name or initials. Warning: If glitter case cracks or leaks fluid, remove glitter case and discontinue use immediately. Contact with liquids may damage smartphones. Prolonged exposure to fluid may cause allergic dermatitis in some individuals. Use at your own risk. Not intended for use by children 14 years of age or younger.

Zoomer & Zorbit 

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

How to cook PUTO BUMBONG TURON? (Masarap din!) ll mama mitch recipes

October 02, 2019 0 Comments
Christmas is just around the corner. What makes this season very exciting is the food that we can eat during this season. One of the many foods that we're craving for is the Puto Bumbong. It is made of glutinous rice flour plus grated coconut and sesame seeds.
I made amy own version which is kind of different from the usual steam. I made it into a Turon without coconut and sesame. Please see the cooking instruction on the video I made.
Here's the video of my Puto Bumbong Turon:


Ingredients:
3 cups glutinous rice flour
1/2 tbsp. ube essense or food coloring
3 tbsp sugar
40-60ml water
cheese
grated coconut (optional)
sesame seeds (optional)
condensed milk
wrapper
margarine

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Monday, September 30, 2019

BE CASUALLY PREPPY WITH ZILINGO'S SEPTEMBER 2019 COLLECTION

September 30, 2019 0 Comments

Garb up this season with Zilingo’s latest clubhouse cool and preppy looks!

This September, leading online fashion platform Zilingo, released their latest trends selection. Doused in plaid and preppy looks, the collection boasts different cuts and arresting foray of silhouettes. 

The brand marries chic styles and clubhouse cool collection, featuring preppy threads in Khaki, Cream and Beige accentuated by season’s colors of chartreuse and turquoise and red. Fashion fans will also be thrilled with the platform’s take on layers and cardigans and playful pleats in White, Black and Brown matched with modern looks and textured sheets.



Zilingo will provide customers with coveted pieces suitable for all occasions. “We are ecstatic about this season’s trends that combine style and comfort, and the best part is that these fashion essentials are available at the click of a button,” says Ryza Dipatuan-Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines. 


Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly provide its customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to showcase a unique shopping experience to its customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region. 

Fashionistas across the country can purchase the collection anytime and anywhere via Zilingo’s website and app, and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge, with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery.

About Zilingo
Zilingo is a commerce platform that is making the fashion and beauty supply chain more efficient through technology. With over 50,000 merchants on the platform Zilingo connects businesses across the entire supply chain and empowers them with everything they need to run a business - from design, product development, fabric procurement, manufacturing, cataloguing, marketing, inventory management, distribution, billing, customer service, working capital & trend forecasting. With over two million product listings on Zilingo.com, users can effortlessly shop from a selection of indie labels, local designers, international and celebrity brands – all in one place. Founded by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor in 2015, the company has offices in 8 cities globally with over 600 staff representing 20 different nationalities.
Zilingo is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.
For more information, please visit www.zilingo.com
MEDIA CONTACT: 
Kathy Kenny Ngo 
Freelance PR 
mskathykenny@gmail.com

When in Taiwan: 5 Things You Shouldn't Miss

September 30, 2019 0 Comments
Taiwan is slowly becoming one of the most popular destinations for Pinoys. It’s not surprising, to be honest, as the island is a modern powerhouse of a nation with an ideal geographical location. Taiwan also has a rich history and culture, which means you’ll enjoy hopping from temple to museum to park and back again.

With Taiwan’s many, MANY attractions, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. If you’ve recently booked a Taiwan tour package and feel like you need a bit of help choosing what to do or where to go, don’t fret. Here’s a quick list of places and activities you shouldn’t miss when in Taiwan.

Taipei 101
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Taipei 101 got its name from its 101 floors. It used to be the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2010 before it got dethroned by the Burj Khalifa. Nonetheless, this engineering marvel is still one of the world’s tallest freestanding structures. It also holds the record for the fastest high-speed pressurized elevator, which can reach speeds of up to 1,010 meters per minute. In addition, Taipei 101 also has the biggest mass damper. This huge steel ball, weighing a whopping 728 tons, sways in time with the building to resist movements caused by strong winds and earthquakes.

Visiting Taipei 101 and its observatory on the 89th floor is among the top things to do in Taiwan, and it’s definitely worth the ear-popping elevator ride. It’s best to visit near the evening to catch the sunset and the twinkling lights of the city below. However, make sure to check the weather forecast before visiting, since cloudy skies can somewhat ruin the views.

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
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Another must-visit in Taiwan is Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. It’s the most notable historical landmark in Taiwan, built in 1980 as a tribute to the country’s founder, Chiang Kai Shek. The actual memorial hall is about 250 feet above-ground and features an octagonal blue roof. The design is a symbolism for the number 8, which is linked with abundance and good fortune. Meanwhile, the two sets of white stairs with 89 steps each lead visitors to the main entrance. The number represents Chiang’s age when he died. 

One of the reasons tourists flock to Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is to witness the ceremonial changing of the guard. The ceremony happens every hour, so it’s best to come early to get the best spot. Other points of interest in this iconic landmark are the library and museum on the ground level. These contain exhibits about the life of Chiang Kai Shek, as well as information about the history of Taiwan. Entrance is free, so that’s an added perk!

Jiufen
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Are you a fan of the animated movie Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki? If so, then Jiufen is a must-visit. Located in the northeast mountains of New Taipei City, Jiufen is full of artist stalls, shops, and authentic tea houses. One such tea house is the 100-year-old A-Mei Tea House, which is one of the biggest inspirations for the bathhouse featured in Spirited Away. The movie went on to win the Academy Award’s Best Animated Feature in 2003.

Jiufen used to be a gold-mining village and it’s a wonder how everything is so well-preserved. Everywhere you look, you can see Japanese and Chinese elements that lend a truly unique vibe to the place. For those looking for unique pasalubong and souvenirs, Jiufen is the best place to look for little trinkets and random odds and ends.

Authentic Milk Tea/Bubble Tea


photo credits to the owner

The milk tea craze has taken over the Philippines by storm in recent years. Everywhere you look, milk tea chains both local and international—and even some independent brands—are cropping up. But did you know that the Taiwanese have been enjoying this delicious drink since the 1980s?

You can choose between a milk-based or a fruit-flavored bubble tea, but for the most authentic experience, the consistency should be slushy smooth and the pearls should be chewy tapioca balls. If you really want the real deal, go to the first and original milk tea shop in Taiwan. Its name is Chun Shui Tang and you can find this shop in Taichung.

Yehliu Geopark
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Yehliu Geopark is one of the most visited tourist spots in northeastern Taiwan. The unique formations were sculpted naturally after thousands of years of waves and sea winds carving out the softer portions of the rocks. The most iconic formation here is called Queen’s Head, which resembles Queen Elizabeth I. The formation is said to have taken 4,000 years to form, although it’s predicted to be broken in the coming years. This is due to the weathering rate of the formation’s “neck” of 0.2 to 0.5 centimeters per year. With this prediction, Yehliu Geopark has seen an increase in visitors in recent years.

Aside from the Queen’s Head, some of the most popular formations in Yehliu include Sea Candles, Fairy Shoe, Elephant Rock, Kissing Rock, and Princess’ Head.


The sheer number of interesting and beautiful spots in Taiwan means you can go back again and again without repeating the same experiences. Start with these must-visit spots and then explore the rest of the country on your succeeding trips. Happy travels!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Easy Ways to Improve Your Home

September 26, 2019 0 Comments
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Home is where people love to spend their time well and rest together with their family. No wonder that people want their home as perfect as it could be. A perfect home depends on how people want it to be. How will they clean it? How many decors? How many furniture? How many rooms and how spacious it is?

Sometimes, we fancy a home that we can't afford to have. But if you want to change the look, and increase the appeal of your home, you may start a home improvement project to make it feel like new. You don't need to spend a lot of time and money. You can do it yourself or ask someone to help you like your family to make the work easier.

1. Decluttering. Think of the things that you don't need anymore, no one uses it, remove the mess. It can help to save space for the new things that you really need.
2. General cleaning. When you finished removing all the mess, bring outside all the personal and important stuff and start cleaning the house. Use water, soap, and disinfectant to clean the whole house. Even the furniture, decors, curtains, bedsheets, carpet and appliances need to be cleaned.
3. Painting. Paint the whole house with a new color to make a new look, clean and fresh. Even the cabinets need a new color.
4. Changing. The things that need to be changed are faucet or showerhead, carpet, knobs, and handles. Even your furniture, decors, and appliances when overly use, over time it will be damaged and defective, so buy something you can afford and needed.
You may check out Arhaus, they offer unique, high quality, well-designed home furnishings.
Arhaus has amazing fall décor options! Here are some of them:

Snuggle up in this warm and cozy throw that makes a bold and sophisticated statement in any setting.

Contemporarily classic and undeniably chic, Arhaus' Gage Dining Chair Collection features iconic scoop-seat silhouettes accented by baseball-style stitching for an added element of Americana. Upholstered in faux leather, scoop seats are complemented by iron frames featuring uniquely textured powder-coated finishes designed to hold up to everyday wear.

The Rustic Candle Collection is hand-poured using fully refined paraffin wax and 100 percent cotton wicks. Special distressed finishes result in a refined, rustic look that will complement your décor with warm Arhaus charm. These candles burn slowly and are clean burning for hours of ambiance.



Changing things can make a fresh new appearance.
5. Pressure wash the driveway area. If you have a car, of course, you have the garage that needs a pressure wash. The concrete will look like recently placed. Just hire or rent a pressure washer. In addition to that, if you have a garden, start weeding and plant a new one then plan a layout and landscapes for a more relaxing vibe.

Add value to your home by trying to do these tips.

Tips and Tricks for Finding the Best and Safest Online Shopping For Black Friday Deals

September 26, 2019 0 Comments


Thousand of stores opened and launched on the internet that it has become a wide market today. Everything has been available online and millions of people tend to choose to buy online because of convenience rather than to go out and be stuck in traffic, spend precious time to find a suitable parking spot and then wait in big lines to pay for what they purchased. 

What's more? Online shopping allows everyone to browse one or more shopping sites he/she wants, and to choose and compare between a large variety of products and prices, even in their pajamas.

So many applications accessible on your phone, so start shopping online now and you'll soon learn that the advantages of doing it make old-fashioned shopping a waste of time and even of money. It's fun, safe, and practical, so give it a try.

Have you heard about Black Friday? 
According to my research, it is the day after Thanksgiving in a shopping context suggests that the term originated in Philadelphia, where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.

There are so many stores that will offer deals, coupons or discounts that everyone can save a lot of money in the comfort of their home. 

You need to know a few Tips and Tricks for Finding the Best and Safest Online Shopping For Black Friday Deals. To save as much as possible, here are the things to always remember to find the best products, for yourself or for a gift.

1. Research about the website store or application. Make it a habit to read reviews or comments from the shoppers. It can be positive or negative feedback. If you see a good review, go and buy the best deals you'll find. After making sure, you can start ordering more items.

2. Know all the information. You need details about the items and their prices, make sure you find out all about it, the whole price, including other taxes and shipping fees. It can save you time because of your effort in finding the products and money, not because it is cheap but because of the products is really effective or rewarding. When you buy within your country, it is faster and the fees are cheaper.

3. Compare the prices of the stores. There are so many stores selling the same product but different prices. Make sure that you select the best offer. Also look for discounts, special offers, and low shipping fees.

4. Use a credit card when buying. It is the safest way to pay for an item. You have the right to cancel your payment if you discover that you have been tricked and you keep a proof of how much you should have been charged for. It is a good idea to print the page after ordering and paying for something. Credit card information is encrypted and coded so that hackers or others can't access it.

5. Read the security policies and refund policies before ordering something, so that you know who you're dealing with.

If you follow the simple rules mentioned above you'll never be cheated and you'll always find the best deal. So always try to remember the tips above for the perfect shopping session. 
If you want to shop for Black Friday you may check out Slickdeals. They offer the best deals, coupons, promo codes, and discounts from grocery, home, tech, camera, babies, clothing to travel, you name it, they have it. Happy shopping!


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Best Vacations to Take in America

September 24, 2019 0 Comments

If you don't have a passport or just don't want to travel too far from home, there are lots of great options to consider for a vacation right in America, some of which even offer an exotic feel that might make you think you're worlds away.


Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

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Located in the interior of Alaska, America's 'Last Frontier,' Denali National Park and Preserve is home to Mount Denali, the highest peak on the continent soaring 20,310 feet into the sky. It's a great place for a wilderness vacation, providing opportunities for outdoor adventure among magnificent scenery as well as wildlife watching. As the habitats here are diverse, with forest in the lower elevations, tundra in the middle, rock, snow, and glaciers at the highest, there are many different animals that can be spotted here. You'll see caribou herds roaming through the park, Dall sheep climbing steep mountainsides, moose feeding on aquatic plants in lakes and swamps, while black and grizzling bears frequently roam through the meadows.


Honolulu, Hawaii


On the opposite end of the spectrum, Honolulu offers it all when it comes to beautiful beaches and attractions. Waikiki is its world-famous beach and the hub of Oahu, providing countless things to see and do, including surfing, sunbathing, shopping, dining and more. You can also delve into America's history by visiting Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor is the No. 1 visitor attraction in the state. This is the very place where World War II began for America on December 7, 1941. You'll be standing over a gravesite where nearly 1,200 men lost their lives. With so much on offer in this city, you might even want to check out the Honolulu real estate for a second home or even a year-round residence.

San Francisco, California



If you're looking for city delights, San Francisco offers a wealth of attractions along with world-class eats and shopping. Take a stroll across the 1.7-mile span of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, hop on a ferry to tour Alcatraz, the formidable prison that once held the likes of Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and ride a trolley up and down the steep hills. There are beautiful beaches to enjoy like Baker Beach, a great place for views and photographs of the bridge, while Golden Gate Park is home to museums like the California Academy of Sciences, one of the world's largest and most impressive natural history museums.


The Outer Banks, North Carolina



This chain of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina is an ideal place to enjoy a budget-friendly beach vacation. It's a beachgoers paradise, with the opportunity to enjoy everything from surfing and kayaking to paddleboarding. Cape Hatteras National Seashore hosts the Atlantic coasts' tallest sand dune as well as one of the country's most famous lighthouses, while The Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is a popular attraction for families offering encounters with an albino sea turtle and playful otters. All that and you can rent a multi-bedroom vacation home for a week for less than you'd spend on most hotel rooms.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

3 in 1 SkinWhite Advance: whitener, moisturizer and powder

September 17, 2019 0 Comments
I found a face cream that can satisfy you. It can be used as makeup base since it was already three in one pack. It has whitener, moisturizer, and powder. Please watch my video for my first impression.




This cream is very much affordable. One sachet can be used for one week if you will use it daily.
SkinWhite Advanced, whitening face cream powder with Spf12.
This cream is available at Mercury Drug Store for only P23.



Saturday, August 10, 2019

Benefits of Bayleaf (Dahon ng Laurel)

August 10, 2019 0 Comments
Did you know that Bayleaf is one of the best leaves that can help you with your general health?
We'll now you know. There are benefits that you should know and be informed about. One of the things that you can do about bay leaf is that you can drink it as a tea.
So here's the Bayleaf Recipe:

3 or more leaves
16oz water
1 lemon

Procedure:
Just get a small pot or boiler where you can add ingredients all together and bring to a boil.
Let it cool and drink.
Drink it regularly and see what wonder it brings to you.

Watch my video of what were the benefits of bay leaf to our body.


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Friday, August 9, 2019

My 6D Eyebrow Microblading Experience ll Step by step process

August 09, 2019 0 Comments

One thing all beauty experts, beauty guru or beauty enthusiast agree on is that as you age, looking at your best is important and that is also having a great eyebrow makes a big difference. Women and even men nowadays have become obsessed with making their eyebrow on fleek.

Some who don't know how to do their makeup particularly on doing their brows is a hassle. Just like me, it took me a lot of time to draw or put eyebrow pencil in it. It becomes a tiresome task when you do it regularly. I have thick brows and at my young age, I did a lot of plucking and it has gotten worse. As in, some of the hair did not grow anymore and worst was that my eyebrows weren't even. My eyebrows were not perfect that's why I took the chance to experience the 6D Microblading Eyebrow at (@clairvisagebeauty) Clair Visage Face and Body.

Before I decided to go for 6D, I did research about it and watched some vloggers who did experience it. A lot of them were satisfied. I also asked my sister in Malaysia who did the procedure and told me that it was okay but it is up to me if I want to go for it.

What is 6D Microblading Eyebrow?
It has been a trend among people all over the world. It helps to reconstruct the brows, fill the gaps and cover the over plucked areas. It can also help make your thin eyebrow to the thicker line. The 6D Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo, a new procedure which is done with the help of blades. The result is more of looking natural just like your actual eyebrow hair. 

So there I was, one Sunday afternoon, filling in the health questionnaire, a little bit nervous but at the same time excited about what will be the result.

Following steps are taken for fulfilling the procedure:

1. Taking photos of my before eyebrows look.

2. Cleaning the eyebrow area. They used alcohol and wipes.

3. Shaving the unwanted hair in the eyebrow area.

4. Measuring and creating a shape of the eyebrow using a string with ink.



5. Applying a cream that will help to numb the area after 30 minutes to lessen any discomfort while tattooing.


6. The procedure of microblade hair strokes will start that will last 1 hour if you have thick eyebrow that will just be filled in and 2-3 hours if you have thin brows.

7. After the procedure is successfully completed, the ink will be applied to the brows or they call it pigment. 

8. After 15-30 minutes, they wiped the brows and applied a white cream, an aftercare cream.


9. They gave me an ointment to help in the healing process.

10. After one and a half month, a touch-up session will be done if the brows are not yet completely filled in.



Day 1 
Dark. No pain, no redness but kind of itchy. My eyelid was a bit swollen.

Day 4
Just itchy and the color is no darker. It lightens a bit.


Aftercare

  • After 24 hours of the microblading procedure, wash face with any mild soap (example: Cetaphil, dove, baby soap)
  • After washing the face, pat it dry with facial tissue then apply ointment using clean cotton buds ( the application should be one-way direction only)
  • Repeat this 3x a day (morning, noon and night) for 7 days until it totally healed.

Restrictions ( 2 weeks to 1 month)

  • Excessive sweating
  • Oily and fishy foods
  • Swimming
  • Too much exposure to sunlight ( put on sunblock)
  • Supplements containing vitamin E
  • Taking collagen
  • Putting moisturizers, toner on the eyebrow area and anything alike
  • Harsh soap (example kojic soap)


Does Microblading hurt?
During the strokes, I only feel like scratches using a needle. I heard the scratches clearly because we were quiet and there's background music, very calming and soothing. After the brows were filled in, the pigment was applied and that's the time I felt prickly or sore. It seems like I plucked all my eyebrow hair. But the pain is tolerable. After an hour, it feels normal.

How much does Microblading cost?
The 6D Microblading cost 8,000 pesos here in the Philippines and it depends on the Artist you will go to and where you are. Some cost much higher like 20,000 to 80,000 pesos depending on what kind of brows you are going for and it also depends on skin type.

How long will it last?
Ma'am Tess Lasam, the artist said, it will last 18 months or more depending on how you care for it. If I am not oily, sweating, too much sun exposure or if I follow the restrictions, microblading will last maybe two to three years. 

Is Microblading for you?
The artist said, their client usually come to avail the 6D because they don't have brows or some are tired of drawing and they are busy people. It is not recommended for a pregnant and nursing mom as well as people who have skin issues, allergies and prone to keloids.



Final Thoughts
There's nothing wrong with making your eyebrows into the next level. It's one way of pampering yourself and wanting to look more beautiful and confident in front of other people. Why not save time to look good and be on fleek 24/7? 
I noticed that my brows look so dark after the microblading. It's pretty normal because of the pigment they applied but it will fade one to two weeks. Be patient. Don't set a date, meeting or party if you are conscious about your brows. It's also natural that some people will look at your brows when they see you. And yes, I am now used to it. They didn't ask yet they second look at me. I posted a new photo and they commented, "wow beautiful" and "kilay is life". That makes me smile.

This treatment is very convenient. No need to put on makeup if your busy, you're always on the go. If the time comes, it will fade, you already have the shape to fill in eyebrow makeup.

The experience I have with Clair Visage was wonderful. The clinic is clean and relaxing. The music is soothing. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I have never been to any clinic which offers like their rates but I think it was fair and can be afforded by financially well-off. 


Where can I have my brows done and book an appointment?

Clair Visage Face and Body located at

Camangyanan Rd, Sta. Rose ll, 3019, Marilao, Bulacan 

Newest clinic that provides excellent and professional approach in achieving a fresher you. 
Like their Facebook page www.facebook.com/clairvisagebeauty to know more of their services. You can also follow them on Instagram @clairvisagebeauty
Contact them at 09171798292

Other services offered:
Aquaglo Liquid Facial
Supreme Alginate Facial
Intensive Rejuvenating Facial
Diamond Peel
Intensive Rejuvenating Facial w/ Diamond Peel
Whitening Treatment
Acne Facial
Intensive Whitening Rejuvenating Facial with Diamond Peel
BB Glow Facial Treatment (with Free Facial Diamond Peel & Face Lifting)


Note: I will update this blog after one month.

Update:
After two weeks, my brows were healed and done flaking. It lightens and the color is the same as my actual brows. Some area was not totally filled in but still looks so natural.

After one month, my brows were totally healed and I noticed that when I am in front of the camera, my brows were not even but in person, it was not noticeable. I still thank Clair Visage for the opportunity. I don't need to put on makeup because I feel fine with my brows.

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