Friday, June 25, 2010

Vanity Kit Giveaway

Every girl needs a vanity kit, that tiny purse to keep some cosmetics and other toiletries for personal grooming. Call it a beauty bag, kikay kit or powder bag, it is all we need to look and feel fresh while on the go. Take a peek of my new pink powder bag here. The items that I have inside are listed below.

-red comb
-Max Factor Lash Lift Mascara
-Pond's whitening cream and pearl cream
-hair clamp from What Women Want
-Maybelline press powder
-Maybelline lip gloss
-Holy Seat

I bought this really cute vanity kit from a nearby mall. It was actually love at first sight. The combination of pink and the animal print is just so cute, so I purchased two of them. One for me and one for you! Wait what? Oh yeah, I said it right. I am giving away the other to a one lucky reader.

Enter for a chance to win this pink vanity bag together with two of my favorite Pond's products: facial cream and facial foam.

This giveaway is open internationally. Just leave a comment on this post sharing something about the beauty product that you can't live without.

Don't forget to follow this blog in case you're not a follower yet. Being a follower makes your comment a valid entry.

Not a Blogger? No Open ID but wants to join? Simply repost the url of this giveaway through your facebook account, then tag me or send me a facebook message, so I can validate your entry.

Deadline to enter is Friday, July 16. The winner will be chosen through and announced the next day here on this very same post.

The winner will be given only 72 hours or 3 days to respond or else I'll have to pick another winner.

Sorry, time is up girls! Congratulations LAV!

Sorry, time is up girls! Congratulations LAV!

Friday, June 04, 2010

Choosing a Wedding Theme and Motif

To be a June bride is one of my dreams, though I haven't thought of a beach wedding or even a destination wedding, all I wanted is to say "I DO" on my birthday. Seeing the reality of that dream is really wonderful. Just wonderful. So today, I am sharing some things about my wedding.

My chosen color motif is gold, yellow, and ivory. Whatever shade of those three colors will do. In my color palette, I can see yellow gold, metallic gold, lemon yellow, tangerine yellow, ivory, cream, and a lot more. My chosen theme is a simple tropical beach wedding. It will be held in my province in Romblon, so imagine a small crowd composed with my family, some relatives and friends in a wedding hall by the beach. Hopefully, it won't rain a lot (please). You know in the Philippines, when you say June you think of back-to-school, and at the same time, you think of rain. Well, showers are okay but heavy rains is totally not good.

Anyway, I will be marching in a gown made by Arleen Sipat of Salsa Trends. It is a one-shoulder or asymmetrical grecian gown in ivory color with gold belt as accessory. I have a pair of gold sandals to match the gold detail..

The groom will be wearing a traditional barong tagalog which is similar to a guayabera or the Mexican wedding shirt. Matching the barong are khaki trousers and brown beach sandals. I don't have pictures of wedding stuff we already have and prepared, but I think, the photo above represents them well, the grecian dress, the yellow arch, the gold rings, gold sandals, etc.

Every day becomes busier than the other. Just wanted to share some thoughts here. I will miss blogging the next two weeks but will probably blog a little more before going to my hometown.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Why take vitamins?

There are various kinds of vitamins and dietary supplements these days. Just visit a nearby drugstore and the pharmacists might suggest you more than a dozen of over the counter pills and tablets to choose from. People from infant to old age take vitamins to help them boost their immune system. Babies and young children usually take Vitamin C and Vitamin D. Men and women of middle age take Vitamin E and Calcium. On the other hand, the older generation usually take Vitamin B complex. Personally, I don't like taking pills and capsules unless required by my doctor for medication. I believe that nothing beats the natural way of staying healthy, so instead of taking vitamins or food supplements, I want to try my best in following this guide which I created for the purpose of healthy living.

The 7 Habits to a Healthy Life

1. Eat right. A very good meal should always include a slice of fruit, fiber, colorful vegetables like yellow squash, orange like carrots and tomatoes, and greens like malunggay or ampalaya and the like. Less oil, less meat. Lastly, avoid too much sugar and salt.

2. Drink plenty of water. Take maximum of 12 glasses of water a day to be able to get rid of toxins and help the blood transport nutrients.

3. Sleep well. Spend at least 8 hours a day of sleeping. Take afternoon naps if possible.

4. Exercise. Do some stretching or crunches in the morning at least 30 minutes a day. No time to exercise? Walk briskly. Use the stairs instead of the elevator.

5. Avoid bad habits. No alcohol. No caffeine. No smoking. No drugs.

6. De-stress. Enjoy life and be happy. Schedule a trip to the spa with a friend or a weekend getaway with the whole family. No budget? Then just sit down and relax at home while sipping a cup of hot chocolate or reading your favorite book.

7. Visit your doctor for a yearly check up. Staying healthy is very important esp. if you have a spouse and kids to look after.