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Brighten Up Your Fall Look With These Three Trends

scoop back solid pleated top

This fall, you don’t have to change your whole wardrobe to get a fresh, new look. Instead, keep your everyday and business classics, and just invest in a few new pieces to update your closet. It’s important to stay up-to-date without looking like you’re chasing the latest thing.

First, consider adding a piece in velvet, which is the trendiest fabric this season. This plush material will add a luxurious touch to any outfit. Add a velvet jacket in a rich color for a professional setting or night on the town. Or, if you’re feeling really fancy, find an amazing pair of velvet pants and walk around in style. This fabric makes a bold statement, so wear it in a rich, solid color. Velvet looks especially nice in the winter, so this piece will carry over well to the next season.

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My Yuko Hair Straightening Makeover by Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee + Cynos Inside Hair Care

yuko hair straightening at lifestyle salon

After having experienced the benefits of Japanese rebonding/straightening system that does not kill the locks, I have no plans of going back to having my hair rebonded or straightened the traditional way in a neighborhood salon like I used to. More than a week since my Yuko Hair Straightening Treatment at the Lifestyle Salon by Louis Phillip Kee, I’m totally loving how my hair isn’t stick straight like I’m sure it would look if it was done the rebonding way, like we know it.

hair in a bun before yuko straightening system at lifestyle salon
 This is what happens when my natural waves grow out, I’m almost always in a bun!

While some may say that they’re pretty much okay with waves, my waves happen to be the wayward kind. I’ll have to style it for hours if I want it to look half presentable when they’re let down. (more…)

BCP Derma Features Time Repair, Tyro White and Blanc White at the 13th Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology Annual Convention

Three major skincare products take center stage during the 13th Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology Annual Convention, from Oct 7 to 8, at the BCP Dermatological Corporation Exhibit Area, Dapitan Function Hall of EDSA Shangri-la Manila.


Time Repair

An innovative dual formulation that reverses the effects of skin aging.

Tyro White


Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liner Advocates PCOS Awareness

Did you know that 1 out of 10 Filipina is diagnosed daily with PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome? An imbalance of the hormones estrogen and progesterone that lead to forming of tiny, benign masses on the ovaries, this condition is one of the reasons why most women experience irregular periods, infertility, inexplicable weight gain, harsh breakouts, and insomnia. While there’s still no treatment and the cause is still unknown, PCOS is manageable with the help of an OB-Gyn and a licensed dietitian. With this in mind, here are some practical tips from Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liner on how to conquer PCOS:


  1. Catch it early. A regular visit to your OB-Gyn will prevent bigger problems. “Follow the old adage prevention is better than cure. “Schedule an annual gynecologic examination with blood sugar test to ensure your hormones are in check”, advises Dr. Faith Suluen
  2. Stay in shape. “Most of the women who are diagnosed with PCOS are usually overweight, but even if you weigh just right doesn’t mean you’re not prone to developing one”, says Dr. Faith Suluen. “However, since records show that there are numerous cases of PCOS on obese women, it’s strongly recommended to live up a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and balance diet. Quit smoking immediately and stop other vices if there’s any”, adds Dr. Faith.


Fitness Feature: Laser Fit by Contours Review

I lost a total of 5.5 inches with Laser Fit by Contours Body Design Studio!

I just got to lay it straight away right there, I’m in utter disbelief until now. Because, for one, we all know what its like to line up resolutions year after year just to find ourselves dwindling away until we’re back to where we started – ground zero. It’s a matter of discipline, really. I know I’m not alone in this. It’s a struggle for a lot of us, at least for those who will own up to it.

Contours Body Design Studio Megamall

First off, What is LaserFit?

Laserfit is a holistic approach to weight loss and body contouring. This is a combination of non-invasive full body cold laser exposure to melt fat, 10-minute interval training to burn the melted fats, and added nutritional recommendations and diet guide that leads to a holistic lifestyle. This is a program which provides fast results that goes immediately visible as fast as after the second session.

How does it work?

Cold laser (Zerona) exposure releases fat from the body for 3 days. Daily 10 minute workouts are recommended to burn fats, trim down and lose weight. You don’t have to worry about all these as Contours will provide a fitness facilitator just for you. We will help you and guide you all throughout the process! (more…)

Boho in a Solo by Ginny Guanco: An exhibit featuring hippie chic as art

Ginny Guanco’s figures for her painting exhibit at the Galerie Y in SM Megamall are what can be described as a Bohemian’s rhapsody. The art show, which features all-female subjects, opens on September 15. Of the 32 colorful paintings of women, 26 of these are clad in classic boho chic designs in a bow to the artist’s roots as a full-bloomed flower child in the 70s.


Ginny with the center piece of her art exhibit- the biggest one, done in Acrylic on a 36 x 36 canvas

Even in her growing up years, Ginny’s inclination to art was already very evident. In school, she participated in art contests. It was no surprise that after graduating high school from the College of the Holy Spirit in Mendiola, Fine Arts was the course she chose at  the University of Sto. Tomas.  As an artist immersed in her era, she believed in the message of peace, love, joy, and happiness against a backdrop of rock music and hippie art. “I was also really into bohemian fashion then as much as I am now. I did not outgrow my fashion taste, because I feel that it fits my personality and represents who I really am.” (more…)

Converse Fall/Holiday 2016 Debuts Counter Climate Collection


The Fall/Holiday 2016 Collection officially introduced the Converse Counter Climate Shield Footwear and Apparel Collection.


This couldn’t have been more timely as we have been experiencing downpour upon downpour and the weather-beating benefits of this weatherproof sneaker can be more handy than we think.


The Converse Fall/Holiday 2016 Launch was held at the Sky High Bar, Ace Hotel & Suites

20160905_191750Spotted: Julie Ann San Jose and Benjamin Alves (more…)

Save on Sephora Beauty Loot with Groupon Coupons!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Frugality is something I’ve embraced a long time ago. While I don’t scrimp on the priorities, I make sure that I always get the best deal there is. Like for instance, my first groupon purchase in 2011 where I paid for half the price of a 15 hour Maquillage Professionel make up class. It was’t cheap even with the discount. But 50% is 50% and since I wasn’t going to settle for mere You Tube tutorials, I cannot be more glad that I got schooled in a reputable make up school and I got it for cheap using one of those nifty Groupon Coupons!



Save Bucks on Traveling Essentials with Groupon

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

It’s the time of the year again when our family gets to travel. I love how social media reminds us of our previous getaways the same time of the year – with our birthdays (hubby’s and mine) being just 2 weeks apart, giving us reasons upon reasons to celebrate.

Our more recent quick getaway was during the long weekend. We went to Hyatt City of Dreams Manila. It was a sweet getaway. Because we travel rather often, our go to luggage for trips such as this was beat and it was too late when we realized it badly needs a replacement. We made do with our backpacks, but have taken note on getting hold of a successor. Besides our old one have served us years upon years.  (more…)