SvelT’i 4 Everyone

SvelT’i 4 Everyone

In this fast-paced day and age, most of us juggle so many roles and responsibilities that we sometimes forget an important thing—looking after our personal needs. And while we are busy ticking off our to-do list, we must not forget one the most important facets in our life and that is self-care.

More often than not, we tend to forget to take care of ourselves and the effects take an alarming toll on our total well-being. No matter how complex or indulgent as it may sound, self-care is of utmost importance in achieving our best self ever.

SvelT’i 4 Everyone

L-R: Ms. Hannah Locsin, model; Ms. Marga Arenas-Vargas, news anchor; Ms. Jannie Alipo-on, beauty queen/model; Mr. Jeremy Favia, chef/host

Aside from healthy lifestyle choices such as regular exercise and wholesome diet, pampering yourself is important too. A regular trip to the salon, a relaxing massage or even getting a long overdue facial are needed in order to achieve your best self ever. (more…)

Avon Fashions Celebrates Body Positivity, Denounces Body Shaming

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Avon Fashions Declares “Confidence is the New Sexy” as it champions body positivity and denounces body shaming.

Avon Fashions makes a strong point of celebrating women’s real beauty and sexiness with its new campaign, “Confidence is the New Sexy”. The country’s no. 1 intimate apparel brand upholds women’s right to feel confident regardless of body type by wearing perfectly fitting and comfortable intimate wear. Avon Fashions presented its latest line of Intimate Apparel, highlighted by the new Jamila Bra & Panty Set, which gives the right fit for curvy, plus size, petite, or athletically built women.

During the event, four women took turns delivering monologues to share how they feel about body stereotypes, and how they have come to discover that confidence is what “sexiness” is all about.

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Avon Influencers for Confidence Is The New Sexy. Starting with Cristina Decena for Plus Size, Cha Ocampo for Curvaceous, Janina Manipol for Petite and Cha Cruz for Athletic

“A woman may be strong, curvy, petite, and fuller, but these are only shapes and sizes,” the four women proclaimed in unison. “Our skin is a record of our milestones, our bones are barks that withstood storms, our muscles are symbols of our endurance, and our shape is our fingerprint. The true measure of our beauty is in how much we embrace who we truly are. That’s real confidence and that’s what makes us truly sexy.” (more…)

Aiko Melendez Wows with a Fit and Fab MomBod

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Aiko Melendez is not only a picture of a fit and fab mom lately, she’s also more than ready to face the world in a whole new light and positive direction.

An absolute stunner at 41, she also proves that it’s never too late to redeem your youth and vibrancy through active lifestyle, balanced diet and a little help from a certified professional who can do wonders for your wellness goals.

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Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting

A masterpiece by Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute Medical Director Claudine Roura who’s famously known as the country’s Vaser Liposcuplture expert, one can’t help but fawn over Aiko’s svelte and proportioned figure. While it’s true that her amazing transformation is a combination of many activities and elements, here are some of the treatments that prove to be everything you may need to help you achieve your dream body that’s worth the second look.  (more…)

Heal through Chakras Four-week Yoga series

Learn to heal through your chakras with Kundalini yoga to bring lasting balance to your life on March 9. 16, 23 and 30 at Yoga+Express Legazpi.

The chakras are energy centers that represent various parts of the physical body, including our emotions and perceptions. The word “chakra” is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “wheel”. As vortexes of energy, the chakras flow up and down the spine, from the top of the head to the base of the spine.


What Can I Do To Optimize My Aesthetic Appeal?

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If you’re interested in looking as physically appealing as possible, now is the time to realize that there are multiple beauty techniques you can implement to realize your objective. Here are three of them:

1. Shop For Fashion Items Online.

Updating your wardrobe and accessories can take your look from average to incredible. Yet in many cases, people find the shopping process inconveniencing or irritating. If this is the case for you, it’s time to turn to the world of online shopping. This mode of finding fashion items will preclude you from waiting in long checkout lines, dealing with irate shoppers, and fighting off overly aggressive salespeople. (more…)

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.

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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…)

Women’s Health Feature: Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Pads

Jeunesse Anion Pads – my healthier sanitary choice.

It’s been over two years now since I last used a regular commercial pad. If I were at all to use a disposable sanitary napkin, I’ve only since used Jeunesse Anion. It’s been that long too since I last experienced menstrual cramps.


A photobooth shot on my recent attendance at the Jeunesse Zumba event. Now that I think about it, that pose might as well say, “I have overcome!”

A quick back story: Menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea is something I’ve always had to deal with ever since menarche at age 11. I cannot remember the number of days and years I might as well be deemed paralyzed whenever I have my period. It’s the one thing that I so deeply dreaded EVERY.SINGLE.MONTH.

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With fellow-mommy bloggers, Nikole, Jing and Erica. 🙂

Menstrual Cramps

The U.S. National Library of Medicine have classified period pain into two different categories: Primary and Secondary.

Period pain is very common: most girls and women have pain of varying intensity at some point during their period. In 10 out of 100 women the pain is so bad that they are unable to carry out their usual daily activities on one to three days every month.

Moderate to severe primary dysmenorrhea is more common in women under the age of 20. The pain usually gets better or even goes away completely within a few years of their first period. Many women have milder period pain after the birth of their first child.

Secondary dysmenorrhea often first arises after a young woman has already been menstruating for several years. Here, women may also have pain at times of the month other than during menstruation.

I’ve proven this to be true, because at some point, cramps seem to have been non-existent a year or two after giving birth. But it came right back with a vengeance soon enough and I had to radically change the way I manage my period. In 2014, I decided that I’ve finally had it with period pains and altogether jettison the use of regular commercial pads. I’ve since started using bamboo charcoal pads when I’m at home. But because a lot of times, I have to leave the house, a washable pad, no matter how economical or non-trigger for cramps it is, isn’t able to hold heavy periods. Jeunesse Anion has been my period savior, and suffice it to say, I haven’t looked back.

The Grasyas for Jeunesse Anion

With my fellow-Grasyas mommy bloggers, Mauie, Camille and Iris. 🙂

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I love that Jeneusse Anion champions women towards being intentional in focusing on this basic need. I strongly believe that this is basic enough, since menses come in every month. Whether it’s clockwork like mine, for some, others – irregular. But it definitely is something women have to deal with for a very long time, battle with constantly, at least for most of us who’ve had to endure dysmenorrhea.

Jeunesse Anion recently partnered with Marriott Hotel Manila to freshen up those habits and stay motivated with an hour of Zumba and exciting demo of healthy one-pan meals, courtesy of Simply Cereal, Doña Elena Olive Oils, Clara Ole, and Al Dente Pasta.

Regine Tolentino Zumba Jeunesse Anion

Dancing is a surefire way of shaking excess calories and gain friends. Apart from ensuring a well-balanced meal, Jeunesse Anion campaigns for staying fit through active lifestyle, just like what multi-awarded celebrity host and performer Regine Tolentino does. It’s as if she never runs out of energy.

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She’s the country’s “Dance Diva,” and a strong influencer in the dance fitness industry who proves that it’s one of the best ways to recharge our batteries. Regine is a licensed Zumba® and U-Jam® Fitness instructor, and certified by the AFAA (Athletic and Fitness Association of America).


Exercising to music like doing Zumba has loads of physical and mental benefits including improved condition of heart and lungs, increased muscular strength and tone, while reduces risks of osteoporosis and heart attack. Attending Zumba classes not only develops healthier body, it also helps moms become socially active, increasing emotional power. Much more, we love its mood-boosting benefits as it favors the release of endorphins that helps us melt not only fats but also PMS symptoms like moodiness.

Chef Mom Len Santos-Ding on Guilt-Free and Easy-Peasy One-Pan Meals

Chef Mom Len Santos-Ding on Guilt-Free and Easy-Peasy One-Pan Meals

With the rise of technology, people have grown more pre-occupied of so many modern things, forgetting the basic and most important of all — healthy but good food. Because we’re too busy and have less time to stay in the kitchen, we’ve grown so accustomed of eating fast or fried food. Len Santos-Ding, our mom chef instructor believes that a deliciously healthy meal doesn’t have to be boring by incorporating real and whole ingredients that are not hard to prepare at all.

Jeunesse Anion  gets it. We moms have to juggle a million and different things. As a homeschooling mom who’s freelancing here and there as a social media manager and mommy blogger, with my own household chores to care for, to boot, it’s easy to get lost in the everyday grind and count out what we use for regular sanitary hygiene.

Why It Matters

The chemical make up of regular commercial pads contains toxic substances that make them ultra absorbent. Dr. Mercola discussed it further in his article, “Women Beware: Most Feminine Hygiene Products Contain Toxic Substances.” This has been highly linked to female reproductive issues like endometriosis and even Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).

When we take care of ourselves, it’s also like a gift to our family as well.

9 Reasons Why We Should Use Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins

1. Special Anion Chip

The anion (negative-ion) chip has a lot of health advantages, including: prevention of bacterial infection during menstruation, helps reduce feminine discomfort, and helps eliminate unwanted odors. Read more on the benefits of Anions.

2. Beneficial Ions

The anion chip in a Jeunesse pad releases negative ions upon contact with moisture.

3. Quick Absorption

4. Boost of Softness

5. Superior Liquid Retention

6. Breathable Freshness

7. Individually Sealed for Protection

8. Aluminum Resealable Packaging

9. Non-Toxic Glue

Jeunesse Anion is the first anion sanitary napkin available in the retail market with quick absorbing top sheet and breathable material made of virgin pulp cotton. Its non-liniment material helps fight vaginal infections or irritations that’s guaranteed safe for pregnant women and new moms.

Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners are currently available at Watsons, selected Mercury Drug outlets. SM department store’s health and beauty section, Robinson’s Supermarket, Shopwise, Rustan’s, Waltermart, Landmark Department store, UP Town Center’s Merkado Department Store, PCX stores, selected Metro Gaisano outlets, selected LCC Malls in Bicol, plus other stores nationwide. You may also purchase Jeunesse Anion online via Check out and follow Jeunesse Anion on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Nova Life Active Pass Program with Celebrity Brand Ambassadors Jasmine Curtis and Daniel Matsunaga #LiveTheNovaLife

Jack ‘n Jill Nova introduces Jasmine Curtis and Daniel Matsunaga as brand ambassadors for Live the Nova Life campaign.

Everyone wants to have an active lifestyle, but pursuing a workout that you don’t enjoy can easily outweigh its health benefits. The key to staying active is to find the right activity that energizes you while letting you have fun without the stress of doing something you don’t like.

Jack ‘n Jill Nova, your favorite fiber-rich multigrain snack, invites everyone to kick-start the fit and active life that they’ve always wanted through the Nova Life Active Pass program – a six-month-long series of fun and interactive fitness classes for different lifestyles. (more…)

Slimming System Review: Vaser Shape Plus by #AlluraBody #BodyGoals

Staying in shape is something that I admittedly, for the most part, have taken for granted. These days, as opposed to how I used to find it a breeze to lose excess pounds, it’s not as easy anymore. It must have something to do with age. I try to do planks everyday, it used to be a minute in the morning and another at night, but as expected, I’m back to just once a day. I try to squeeze in some squats and dumbbell lifting but I haven’t been very religious about it. So they don’t really count, I guess.

When it comes to staying fit, I’d have to say that it does take discipline and commitment. While I’m not really hopeless that I’d be able to muster enough of both, I might as well test the waters of non-invasive helps like Allura’s Vaser Shape Plus.

Ms. Mari of Allura

First off, a free body consult with Allura‘s pretty and charming manager, Ms. Mari. I’d have say that I gained quite a bit more understanding of the metabolic functions of the body, the significant difference of men’s collagen from women’s, which got me really wide-eyed that it’s basically my take away from the few minutes I sat in her office. Regardless of age, a man’s collagen is naturally more dense than that of a woman’s. “No fair!” Was my initial reaction. This explains why men’s skin are tighter, if they expand at all, they don’t look as flabby as women who add the same weight. But it does make sense, God has designed our bodies like such to accommodate the growth of the baby inside our bodies. It’s amazing, really!

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This also explains why women age faster than women. Of course, that’s taking into account that men don’t usually use sunscreen as often as women. Which explains why the former statement sometimes go unnoticed. For one, men don’t use makeup and we do! Take off the makeup and the use of sunscreen, women will look more aged for sure and that’s because of the formation of the collagen inside our skin. (more…)

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Losing weight is hard, but ALLURA makes it easy

We all want to be in our best shape. This is why we hit the gym and go on a diet. And we all know that getting rid of your fats does not happen overnight, which essentially means fitness should be a part of our lifestyle. But in the event that you decide to lose weight and want fast results, ALLURA just a consult away. It is is where we can find the latest and most economical way of losing weight and contouring your body.

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Everyone wants to have a beautiful mind and body