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Adidas Stella McCartney Pure Boost X

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Fitness, Health

Adidas Stella McCartney Pure Boost X

I have a new unboxing video on YouTube! I feel the need to write more about the details so here’s the blog post!

I am not a sneaker fan nor do I care much about brands. What I care about is something that’s simple, functional and would look good on me. I saw a friend who posted a photo of the Adidas Stella McCartney Pure Boost X and it was love at first sight.

Adidas Stella McCartney Pure Boost X - FlairCandy

Adidas Stella McCartney Pure Boost X – FlairCandy

I opened up to my boy about this and he helped me fine one online. He knows where to find great bargains off eBay and other sites but most are either sold out, or costs $350.


Sold out in official Adidas online stores

Sold out in official Adidas online stores


Bloated prices from eBay resellers :/

Bloated prices from eBay resellers :/

Luckily, we found a pair that’s my size, right here in the Philippines! I think 3 branches in Manila sell these Stella McCartney Pure Boost X adidas shoes – Powerplant, Greenbelt 3 and UP Town Center. I got mine with the right size at UP Town Center! LUCKY!!!



The marshmallow bottom soles are composed of thousands of BOOST beads that respond instantly to give you energy.

Stella McCartney Adidas Pure Boost (Nude)


FLOATING ARCH There are lots of boost models now but what I like about this specific style is its floating arch. It fits and hugs your feed and supports your every step. No matter what form, shape or size your feet are.


Stella McCartney Adidas Pure Boost (Nude)



The outsole flexes and adapts to every stride you make. It’s really designed for running and I am quite particular about running shoes because I get injured when I wear the wrong ones. So far, so good with this pair!

Stella McCartney Adidas Pure Boost (Nude)   

It is rated 4.7 stars out of 5 in the official adidas website and 92% of users recommend it. I highly recommend this as well! There are other color variants but the nude style is the one I fancy. Nude shoes make me look taller. It always looks like my legs are extended to the ground and not broken by any line. When you are not gifted in height, trust me it helps!   


These Pure Boost X adidas by Stella McCartney gives me a great fit and reviews have been saying it fits all foot types! I bought 1 size larger though because I always use socks and 1 size larger feels more comfortable for me. I also love the free-floating arch support under the midfoot that gives my feet support and a smooth feel.

The primeknit material also designed to naturally expand with your foot while you run. It hugs well but is also comfortable and light.


Stella McCartney Adidas Pure Boost (Nude) 

 I’m not sure if we even need the strap… It looks cooler with the strap though. I also like the unique strap lacing system, synthetic sidewall panels for stability, sock construction and reflective heel cap! I didn’t notice the reflective heel cap until I was actually wearing them. It also has welded overlays for support and adaptive dynamic fit for optimal flexibility. I love how lightweight the shoes are, contributed to the STRETCHWEB rubber outsole that is light and elastic. This easily adapts to the ground for stability and works well with the unique properties of boost from touchdown to push-off.  

Check out more photos of the Adidas Stella McCartney Pure Boost X

*click the right side of the photo to see the next images


Stella McCartney Adidas Pure Boost (Nude)

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FreshLook and Air Optix

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Beauty

FreshLook and Air Optix

Contact lenses have become the norm in the Philippines. From simply wanting to get rid of wearing glasses, or to just changing your look subtly, contact lenses have been the answer to most of our eye and aesthetic issues.

One of the trusted and more popular brands in eyecars, Alcon, has welcomed new brand ambassadors Kathryn Bernando and Julia Montes for AIR OPTIX Colors and Freshlook.

To summarize, here are the exciting features of FreshLook® and AIR OPTIX® Colors *
• Benefit from comfort, breathability* and beauty in one contact lens
• Breathable* color contact lenses with nine natural-looking shades, from subtle to vibrant
• Available for people with or without the need for vision correction

Kathryn and Julia have been announced as the brands’ new ambassadors last July 10 at Robinsons Manila Activity Center.

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AIR OPTIX® Colors and FreshLook®, both designed to create beautiful, natural-looking eyes, while providing healthy vision and consistent comfort throughout one’s wearing period have their own special wearing modalities. AIR OPTIX® Colors is made up of proprietary silicone hydrogel material which allows plenty of oxygen to pass through the contact lenses; therefore they are perfect for LONG-HOUR WEAR. FreshLook® on the otherhand, used the classic hydrogel material and is best for EVERYDAY WEAR.

“Knowing how long you want to use your contact lens in a day matters. Just like our bodies need to breathe, oxygen is also essential for the health of the cornea, the clear, domed-shaped front part of the eye. Insufficient oxygen may cause corneal swelling and lead to irritated and red eyes which may bring about uncomfortable lens wear,” said Dr. Jeanette Romualdez-Oo, Professional Affairs Consultant, Alcon Vision Care.

“AIR OPTIX® COLORS and FreshLook® Color Contact Lenses are designed to enhance dark or light eyes and bring out one’s natural beauty. These lenses can be prescribed with or without vision correction. They are made with a unique, smooth surface and feature a technology that combines 3 colors -in -1 to blend naturally with the color of your eye. Filipino women can now choose to have AIR OPTIX® Colors for Long Hour Wear or FreshLook® for Everyday Wear depending on their lifestyle.

Both AIR OPTIX® COLORS and FreshLook® Color Contact Lenses are FDA approved, monthly replacement lenses and are available in at least nine beautiful colours, ranging from subtle to vibrant.


AIR OPTIX® COLORS Contact Lenses has an extensive color selection; from subtle enhancements (pure hazel, blue, green, grey and brown), or for bold and striking eyes (brilliant blue, gemstone green, honey and sterling grey).
FreshLook® color selection includes amethyst, green, pure hazel, brown, gray and blue for a subtle look, and honey, sterling gray, gemstone green, brilliant blue for those who want to have striking eyes. FreshLook® also comes in daily disposable contact lenses (pure hazel, blue, green and gray) and FreshLook® Illuminate (rich brown and jet black) for those who just want to have brighter, bigger eyes.

Here’s me wearing Air Optix pure hazel <3


*Cropped the photo just so you can take a look closely.

I love that it feels so comfortable to wear! I keep telling people that the reason why I get colored contacts is that I always lose the clear ones. Having color, but ones that really match my natural eyes, reallly helps in looking for that lens when I accidentally drop it on the floor. I also love how it pops out my eyes, without me looking like a cat. I like how it makes me *smize* (smile with eyes) better just like Miss Universe, Pia. Notice that in this photo, I wore no makeup, but people will be like “Hey, you’re blooming.” Best part is, these contact lenses breathe! This means I can wear it longer, like up to 24 hours and that’s what I need because I usually have a packed 6am -10pm day!


Now you can feel free to have fun, be beautiful and have healthy eyes with Air Optix® Colors and FreshLook® Color Contact Lenses. Remember, responsible contact lens wear equals happy, brighter, and healthier eyes.

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“Contact lenses are medical devices and should be fitted by a licensed eye care professional, even for people who do not need vision correction. Your eye care professional can determine the contact lens and correction that are best for you,” Dr. Romualdez-Oo said.

Visit your local eye care professional for a fitting of AIR OPTIX® COLORS Long Hour Wear or FreshLook® Everyday Wear or check out the online try-on tool, available at www.myalcon.ph. Like us in our facebook and Instagram accounts AiroptixPH and FreshLookPH. #ColorYourMood, #KathrynxAirOptixColors, #JuliaxFreshlook, #AirOptixLongHourWear, #FreshLookEveryDayWear


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Polarity Physiotherapy in Manila

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Fitness, Health

Polarity Physiotherapy in Manila

Whether you are an athlete, a gym buff or an office person (or all of the above), our body still requires some attention. Our body is the one physical asset we have to go on with our day and improve our quality of life. With that said, it is really important for us to listen to what our body is telling us, take care of it, and push our own limits to achieve greatness,

Maximize your body’s performance, reach and maintain top condition, and feel better than ever. For good.

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Most people think that I am always healthy and my body is strong. This is my goal, and while I’d like that to be always true, there are still a few things I would like to improve on my body. Despite the fact that I always work out and eat healthy, doesn’t mean that I can just ignore some signs that my body is telling me.

Sometimes, I am not sure if I am over-training and making my muscles suffer too much fatigue. Or I don’t know if it’s just my posture. But one of the main problems I face is my upper back. It always feels uncomfortable. It does not hurt. But sometimes, I just feel like I need a massage every day! That does not sound good.

Lucky for me, I heard about Polarity Physiotherapy. When I heard that this place exists, I went immediately to have my upper back checked. Enough of the questions, it’s time I have an expert in myofascia take a look at my chronic pain.

Polarity Physiotherapy

Polarity Physiotherapy

Polarity lounge area

Polarity is an advanced manual physiotherapy and myosfacial release center located in #47 Examiner St. Quezon City. It is a premiere Physical Rehabilitation, Functional training and Wellness facility that caters to all clients who need relief from pain, recovery from injury, improvement of physical condition or beginning a new and healthy lifestyle.

Polarity Physiotherapy

Gym and Physical Training area. You can book a Personal Trainer for customized work out sessions, or ask your personal trainer to go here too.

If you are:
• Tired of being in pain from a physical condition or injury
• Tired of long lines at the hospital or waiting in other physical rehabilitation facilities
• Looking for a place to start
• conditioning your body without feeling intimidated in gyms and other exercise facilities
• Looking for specialized training programs that are based on your health goals and physical fitness level
• If you want to experience the new and emerging techniques of manual therapy and new approaches that work to get you better, faster.

Polarity Physiotherapy

Physical Therapy room

The Polarity Physiotherapy team consists of well- trained, skilled and PRC- licensed Physical Therapists from outstanding Physical Therapy Programs in the country. They have specialized training in the facets of physical rehabilitation through exercise, manual therapy, muscle and fascia manipulation, muscle release techniques, functional exercise and training, and specific conditioning.  

Polarity Physiotherapy

Studio area for yoga and Pilates. This can be rented at an hourly rate.

They offer the following services:

1. Myofascial Release (MFR) – an effective hands-on therapy which can directly change and improve health of the fascia. The purpose of MFR is to break down scar tissue, relax the muscle and ‘myofascia’ and restore good posture.
– MFR techniques focus on relaxing the deep tissue of the body providing lasting and effective relief to the patient.
– It uses slow and sometimes deep pressure to restore the proper health of the fascia.

2. Physiotherapy – a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and well being, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participationin their treatment.

Polarity Physiotherapy

Personal toilet for the VIP room

Polarity Physiotherapy

Those weights are really heavy! I tried to pick up some of them and failed. This is for people who want to train hardcore!

Polarity Physiotherapy

A wall full of the owner’s photographs – they’re for sale!

More photos on my Flickr

If you have been having chronic pain that won’t just go away, I highly recommend this place. After my first Myofascial release with one of the therapists, I felt my spine and posture improve, the pain gone for about a month and relief from feeling uncomfortable with my upper back all the time.

Even if their location is far from where I live, I would make time to go back here again.


Polarity Physiotherapy Center
Address: #47 Examiner St. Brgy. West Triangle, Quezon City
Contact#: Globe: +63977 692-1380 | Sun: +63943 658-4890 | Landline:(+632)799-2700
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PolarityPhysiotherapyCenter

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Loving the New Lux Soft Touch Soap and Body Wash

Posted by on May 8, 2016 in Beauty, Health

Loving the New Lux Soft Touch Soap and Body Wash

I always feel happy when I discover something I really like. I am a loyal user and once I like something, I would hoard the product at home and let my friends and family try it too! When I got back from my Maldives trip, I was so surprised to see roses and macarons for me! I thought at first I had a suitor or something, but to my relief (I have a boyfriend and am very loyal :*), it was a gift from Lux.


I am grateful that I get to try their latest soap and body wash variant! Lux is well known for the lush feeling you get when you take a shower as fragrant perfume serenades your nostrils even after you step out of the shower!

Now, they have a new variant, Lux “Soft Touch” for noticeably soft skin. Both soap bar and body wash have SilkEssence & French Rose Infusion. That’s what the pink roses were for! I absolutely love the scent of roses! It is light to my nose and non-irritating. That’s saying a lot for me because I have always been diagnosed with “severe allergic rhinitis” and yet the scent of roses when I shower is just so relaxing! Let’s not ignore the fact that both the saop bar and body wash have silk essence technology that nourishes and moisturizes the skin during shower.

Look at that very intricate design! I have never seen anything prettier than this, I can’t believe a 55g bar is only P19.50 based on SRP!

My skin felt so soft, smooth and fragrant! Since I also have very dry skin, I still apply lotion just to make sure I am all moisturized during the day.

Lux is holding a contest on IG too! Post a selfie and write in the caption why you love having fragrant skin and use the hashtags #BatheWithLux and #LuxSoftTouch. The contest will run from April 28 until May 28 and winners will be announced through the Lux PH Instagram account @luxph.


Lux Soft Touch
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The Healing Power of Vaseline – Actual Test

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Beauty, Health

The Healing Power of Vaseline – Actual Test

I have always been a fan of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. It has so many uses in my life but mainly, it has always been recommended by my derma for my flaky fish skin. I have an intense dry skin condition! As I grew up, my skin got better, but at times I still get to see them flakey. When this happens, I turn again to petroleum jelly to coat my skin. Apart from healing dry skin, it can heal burns, rashes, chapped skin, cuts, bruises and more.

Today, the healing power of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is now found in the NEW Vaseline body lotions, healing dry skin with Vaseline lotions.

Did you know that tropical weather can actually dehydrate your skin? Unbeknownst to many, living in an environment with a hot and humid climate does not mean that one’s skin will not turn dry. Every day, skin is exposed to factors that can damage and dry it out. From hot showers, air-conditioned rooms, to the heat and pollution during one’s daily commute, skin is stripped off of its natural hydration and moisture.


To address this, Vaseline aims to make it easy for Filipinas to replenish their skin’s moisture by infusing what is known as a wonder ingredient into their NEW Vaseline body lotions, now with micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly.

  1. For targeted areas like elbows, heels and knees: Heal Dry Skin with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, the original wonder jelly.
  2. For everyday healing: Heal Dry skin from within the epidermis with the new Vaseline Deep Restore Lotion, now with micro-droplets of Vaseline petroleum jelly
  3. For healing and fairness: Heal dry skin and get 4x fairer skin instantly (vs. a non-whitening lotion) with Vaseline Instant Fair Lotion.

 In 1859, New York-based chemist Robert A. Chesebrough created a wonder jelly, a do-it-all product that can heal burns, rashes, chapped skin, cuts, bruises, and more. A few years later, this wonder jelly was labeled Petroleum Jelly, which is now an important staple in all households because of its healing properties and outstanding skin benefits, and which is also the very ingredient that is now present in New Vaseline body lotions. Heal dry skin from within with Vaseline Lotions.

To showcase and prove the healing power of Vaseline, Vaseline took the ultimate test when it mounted a live billboard along C5 last April 8-10.  Real leaves were used, and half of them were covered with Vaseline jelly, while the other half had none. After three days, the difference was visible. The side that was coated with Vaseline jelly remained vibrant and moisturized, while the other half dried out completely. If Vaseline can keep a leaf vibrant and moisturized, imagine what it could do to dry skin.

The new Vaseline Lotions now has micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly that works deep from within the epidermis to bring back lost moisture and heal dry skin. To know the condition of your skin, take the Dry Skin Test on www.vaseline.ph/skin-index-test. Heal dry skin with Vaseline Lotions.  To see the live billboard, and witness the healing power of Vaseline, check out: bit.ly/vaselineleafbillboard.


Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Lotion SRP

100ml – 69.30

200ml – 126

400ml- 225

Can be bought in supermarkets near you.

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Things You Should Know Before Getting a Laser Hair Removal

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Beauty, Health

Things You Should Know Before Getting a Laser Hair Removal

Stubborn hair in areas of our body that we don’t like has been a common problem for us. Removing hair on a constant basis could be tiring and time consuming. That’s why I decided to invest on a more permanent solution. I have been having laser hair removal treatments recently and I’m going to talk about the usual pre-treatment directions that will help you to plan for laser hair removal.

Why did I ever consider it? So many things! Apart from the fact that my line of work usually exposes my armpits (pole fitness instructor and performer), hair removal like shaving and waxing makes my skin look unhealthy.



Experiencing laser hair removal is the best way to forever decrease or take out hair development. Extreme hair development in undesirable zones can be because of hereditary qualities or medical conditions. Laser hair removal is generally used to expel undesirable hair on the face, neck, armpits, mid-section, back, genital zone, arms, legs, fingers, toes and feet.

Preceding a laser treatment, you ought to have a meeting with a dermatologist to find out about the procedure, the symptoms and whether you are a decent contender for the method, in light of hair shading, skin tone and hair attributes.

1. No plucking or waxing. Shaving is okay.
Do not pluck or wax the area for no less than 2-4 weeks before experiencing laser hair evacuation. Shaving is fine, yet these other hair evacuation systems can diminish the effectivity of the laser treatment. You should also not bleach the hair. The laser would target the dark areas and it is best when hair is dark.

2. Pain management.
In my experience, pain in laser is tolerable for me. Brazilian waxing is way more painful in my opinion. But if you really have low tolerance in pain, tell your doctor and ask for a medication or topical cream that would numb the area prior to the treatment.

3. Shaving a day or 2 before waxing.
Shave the area that will be dealt with, as discussed in the pre-treatment counsel. This is generally a day or two preceding the arrangement. The hair follicles need to be noticeable, however it can be more painful if the hair is longer during the laser treatment.

4. Avoid tanning the area.
This may not be applicable for underarms, but it’s also good to know just in case. The skin ought to be as light as could be expected for better results. Most people in other countries would usually get laser treatment during winter. But since underarms are barely exposed to the sun, this should not be a main concern, just an FYI.

5. Wear comfortable clothes.
After the treatment, they will apply a soothing cream that you don’t want to be smothered on your dress. Wear breezy or comfortable clothes, ideally having the lasered area exposed and free to breath.

6. Warning about the itch.
This goes with wearing comfortable clothes. After the laser treatment, the area might feel itchy and this is normal and will go away in about an hour (in my experience). Try not to scratch as scratching might lead to open wound that would either scar your skin or get infected by bacteria The area will look red (it did with mine), but it should not cause extreme discomfort. If at any time you see the skin changing other than being red for an hour (blister, rashes etc.,), call your clinic immediately. This has never happened to me after going for about 6 sessions and laser treatment is pretty safe and my friends have all taken it.


Worry-free finally!

It’s a worthy investment for me! It takes so much time every other day to shave and sometimes shaving or waxing makes my skin look darker. So I sought out the laser treatment to get rid of the one problem that usually causes odor and chicken skin texture to my underarms. Also, in my line of work as a pole athlete and instructor, I always need to have beautiful armpits!

I go to Aesthetic Science to get laser-ed <3 Thank you Aesthetic Science for always enabling me to be my best self!

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Aesthetic Science

(02) 809-8021
(0917) 808-2921
(02) 899-3643
(0917) 808-2926

Twitter: @BeautybyAS
Instagram: @aestheticscienceclinic
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The Science Behind Effective Skin Whitening with Snow Lotion

Posted by on Dec 26, 2015 in Beauty, Health

The Science Behind Effective Skin Whitening with Snow Lotion

I always love going to the beach but really dread it when the sun makes my skin tone uneven. Last Christmas, I wished for something. But I am a believer that what we wish for, is our command. We are our own genies and our fate is in our hands. If you really want something, you will get it, because you work your way towards it.

Apart from wishes, I also had New Year’s resolutions to make myself better. One thing I’d like to do is to take better care of my skin. Since I am not getting any younger, I must think about preserving my lovely skin cells and defy age!

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photo by trampingphilippines.com

Good thing I am not alone in this. I wrote about Snow Capsules before and how it helps my body become better inside and out. Readers actually could actually tell from my recent photos that I have been “glowing”.

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SnowCaps 2

To complement my beauty regimen to maintain a healthy youthful skin, I also use Snow Lotion.


Now, a revolutionary product from the makers of SnowCaps & MySlim, Vida Nutriscience Inc. presents Snow Skin Whitening Cream and Snow Skin Whitening Lotion with 7 Elite Skin Whitening Actives.

All 7 Elite Skin Whiteneing Actives are clinically proven to whiten your skin and promote anti-ageing. Results can be seen as realy as 7 days of using Snow Skin Whitening Cream and Snow Skin Whitening Lotion.

I believe in Science so let’s drill down on the 7 Elite Skin Whitening Actives that make this concoction a life hack for my skin!

1. IBR TCLC ( Colorless Carotenoids) – products containing phytoene and phytofluene, naturally produced and/or extracted from special non-GMO tomatoes and algae. It has effective and beneficial activities for beauty applications, specifically in protection against UV and oxidative damage, which is known to lead to pre-mature aging and other phenomena. Able to control pigmentation by inhibition of melanin synthesis, IBRPhyto(flu)ene® COLORLESS CAROTENOIDS lighten the skin. They also present abilities of inflammation reduction, anti oxidation and UVA/UVB protection that enhance skin lightening. Additionally, IBR-Phyto(flu)ene® COLORLESS CAROTENOIDS are capable of stabilization, protection and boosting of bio-molecules.

2. IBR SnowFlakes – Natural, aqueous extract from dormant Summer Snowflake bulbs. Slowdown skin aging by reduction of cell proliferation through dormancy and increasing the natural defence against external aggression by enhancing SOD production. Clinically proven of smoothing the skin and reducing wrinkles – affecting muscle cell contraction. Contributing to brightening and whitening of the skin through dormancy of the melanocytes. Clinically proven and safe.

3. AlpaFlor GigaWhite – an Alpaflor® skin lightener developed from Alpine plants. ALPAFLOR® GIGAWHITE™ can brighten and even skin tone.

4. Melfade ( Bearberry Extract ) – a purified aqueous extract derived from bearberry leaves (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) combined with magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. It combines the topical activity of bearberry leaf extract with that of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, for a powerful and longer lasting skin lightening. MELFADE®-J is a very effective inhibitor of tyrosinase activity demonstrated in in-vitro studies, and is very popular in Asian countries.

5. Alpha Arbutin – lightens the color of the skin more efficiently and effectively than do existing single components and also minimizes liver spots. It blocks epidermal melanin biosynthesis by inhibiting enzymatic oxidation of Tyrosine and Dopa.

6. Beta Glucan ( SymGlucan ) – SymGlucan® is made from oats by a patented technology which refines Beta-Glucan to produce a highly active soluble fraction. It is clinically shown to penetrate intact human skin and help reduce the visible signs of aging.

7. Phenylethyl Resorcinol ( SymWhite 377 ) – Globally approved cosmetic ingredient. Skin lightener and anti-oxidant with White crystalline solid with very low odor.

Snow Lotion

Snow Lotion is available in Mercury Drugstores and Watsons.

Snow Skin Whitening Cream – Php 1,499.00
Snow Skin Whitening Lotion – Php 799.00

Twitter: @SnowSkinWhite

Instagram: @SnowSkinWhite7

Facebook page : facebook.com/snowskinwhite

Official website: www.vidanutriscience.com



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Juice Beauty Celebrates 10 Years

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Beauty

Juice Beauty Celebrates 10 Years

I have always been on a look out for great product that are natural and organic. I was happy to be with fellow health and wellness enthusiasts and celebrate Juice Beauty’s 10 year anniversary. Since 2005, Juice Beauty has set out to transform the chemistry of beauty by creating organic and natural formulations that cater to every woman.

Juice Beauty
Let me share a little bit about Juice Beauty, if you don’t know about it yet. It all started with Karen Behnke, a serial wellness entrepreneur who built one of the first corporate wellness companies in the country. She became passionate about the safety and efficacy of personal care products upon becoming pregnant with her first child at the age of 40. Experiencing hormonal changes and the beginning of lines in her skin, Karen set out to find healthy skin care solutions that delivered visible results. She quickly discovered the majority of leading personal care products on the market contained many chemical ingredients that were potentially harmful to the body, some of which had been banned from our food. Knowing that skin absorb over 60 percent of what is placed on it, she wanted to create meaningful change through beauty solutions that worked better, and were better for you, than conventional products.

Karen assembled a team of scientists and industry leaders to pioneer organic technology within the beauty industry. A few years after the arrival of her second child, Juice Beauty was born, with the mission to bring clinically validated yet authentically organic beauty solution to the world. Today, Juice Beauty, headquartered in a beautiful sustainable building in Northern California, offers antioxidant-rich and amazingly effective skin care, makeup and hair care product that meet the most rigorous organic product regulations in the United States.

In celebration of their 10 year anniversary, Juice Beauty achieves their goals beyond “natural”, “transparent” and certainly beyond conventional as they get back to their roots and proudly shares with everyone their 10 best products.

Blemish Clearing Toner Pads

This cooling formula soothes skin and promotes even skin tone and texture. It helps manage oil production without stripping skin of its natural moisture levels. Each pad is pre-soaked with a powerful solution formulated with salicylic acid from willow bark, cucumber extract and soothing organic aloe juice.

The Blemish Clearing Toner Pads are designed to retain skin’s natural moisture while minimizing blemishes and enhancing skin tone and texture.

GREEN APPLE Pregnancy Peel

The GREEN APPLE Pregnancy Peel helps to exfoliate, brighten and tone safely during pregnancy, pre-pregnancy and for nursing Moms. Juice Beauty is renowned and unique for offering clinically validated results while following the highest organic standards

It visibly brightens skin using a patented, potent alpha hydroxy acid peel – specifically formulated without Vitamin A to address the concerns of nursing mothers, pregnant women, or women trying to get pregnant. It delivers spa-grade exfoliation to visibly correct the appearance of dark spots and hyper pigmentation, zap blemishes and reveal a visibly brighter complexion.

‘STEM CELLULAR 2-in1 Cleanser’

The STEM CELLULAR 2-in-1 Cleanser is designed for all skin types and has been specifically formulated for thos concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, looking for a gentle, hydrating cleanser that tones skin at the same time.

Soothes skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while cleansing deeply and removing makeup. Leaving skin soft and supple, Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular 2-in-1 Cleanser helps reveal a revitalized, fresh looking complexion to prep skin for serum and moisturizer application.

This cleanser designed to create soother looking skin while maintaining moisture and increasing suppleness through Juice Beauty’s proven organic innovation for ultimate result.

STEM CELLULAR Anti-Wrinkle Overnight Cream

The STEM CELLULAR Anti-Wrinkle Overnight Cream is designed for all skin types and has been specifically formulated for those concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, looking for a deeply moisturizing cream to use at night.

The intensive hydrating cream renews the appearance of the skin surface with extracts of evening primrose and sacred lily, flowers which are most active at night. Leaving skin soft and supple, the cream replenishes, restores and renews with a proprietary blend of Vitamin C and fruit stem cells infused into organic resveratrol-rich grapeseed.

It also helps reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles during sleep through a powerful formula of Juice Beauty’s proven certified organic ingredients.

Blemish Be Gone

Blemish Clearing Oil Control Collection – Attack blemish-prone areas anytime and anywhere. This on-the-go spot treatment helps reduce breakouts and unclog pores with organic fruit acids, willow bark that contains natural salicylic acid, Vitamin C and CoQ10 clears While Hydrates. Juice Beauty’s Blemish Be Gone is designed for oily, combination, and blemish-prone skin types.


Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum

Reduce the appearances of wrinkles with this ultra-light gel serum. Power packed with an optimum dose of our proprietary blend of fruit stem cells infused into a Vitamin C, resveratrol-rich grapeseed formula to help boost and enhance skin tone and texture.


This 12-in-1 multi-tasking CC cream (color correcting) delivers the ultimate in age defying, kin perfecting results. The Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR CC Cream is ideal for all skin type and especially beneficial for skin showing the signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles. Available in five shades, Natural Glow, Desert Glow, Warm Glow, Sunkissed Glow and Deep Glow, to match and enhance any skin type and color. Since Juice Beauty uses no artificialdyes, the colors are effective for skin tones ranging from very light to dark as the colors blend and adapt.

STEM CELLULAR  Instant Eye Lift Algae Mask

Give your eyes a revived and lifted look with this revolutionary system to dramatically transform eyes’ appearance in just 10 minutes. The Instant Eye Lift is a two step process allowing the STEM CELLULAR Activator Fluid and pure marine algae Eye Mask to perform at the highest level of potency. Antioxidants and nutrients from the algae biomatrix pressed masks are triggered when combined with the Activator Fluid, resulting in reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your eye area refreshed and invigorated.


GREEN APPLE Age Defy Moisturizer

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Meeting Under Armour Ambassadors – Power in Pink

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Advocacy, Fitness, Health, Sports, Uncategorized

Meeting Under Armour Ambassadors – Power in Pink


Tea and Yoga party with Under Armour Ambassadors

Afternoon tea and yoga party with Under Armour Ambassadors

“If it doesn’t involve you stepping outside, touching other people, it is pointless.” says Under Armour’s ambassador Emmanuelle Adda, a French-Filipina performing artist and fitness enthusiast. She is referring to expanding her enthusiasm for fitness and spreading this passion to other people.

Under Armour Power in Pink celebrates those who use sports, fitness and an active lifestyle in the fight against breast cancer. Under Armour will donate a minimum of $500 to various breast cancer centers and charities through their Power in Pink program.


Inspiring change
I could relate quite well to Emmanuelle’s firm belief as stated above. Lately, I have been on a mission to become the best version of me. With the help of friends, fitness mentors, nutrition coach, doctors and the support of loved ones, I slowly am headed to becoming my best self in all aspects of my humanity. By slowly changing and transforming myself, I realized that my students, friends, readers and followers slowly notice the positive changes in me, and then I began to realize, I could in fact inspire change or make an impact in other people’s lives. I respond slowly to fitness questions via email, skin and beauty tips via social media and facebook messages and even as as far as giving advice to people who are emotionally distraught. I think one thing my readers know about me is that I am transparent in my struggles and they see the real deal. I blog about these things, but more importantly, I never fail to share that I am always trying to stand right back on my feet, dust off some negative juices and try again.

Blogging could surely take up a lot of my time. Traveling from one event to another, writing and documenting travels, hours of research and content writing too, and so on and so forth. I am not even blogging for the money, nor is this my main source of income. I blog continously so that I could send a message to everyone that they can achieve anything they want to as long as they put their heart to it.

Success is not as sweet, when you keep it to yourself. Success is best when shared. And I applaud Under Armour fo their campaign “Women of Will”, which engages women of different shapes, ages and bckground to immerse themselves more into active lifestyle and fitness.

Women of Will goes Urban

Under Armour has designed whole month-long fitness activities for women who want to empower themselves. These activities have already begun, starting with the breakfast group “Girls Run”, headed by Tessa Prieto and Under Armour athlete Doray Elis last October 28, as they tried Under Armour sports bra in their fitness yoga and run. These activities are now being conducted regularly for the month of November together with partner gyms and women groups.

TheWomen of Will campaign rallies to fight against breast cancer so be sure to check out these dates and GET ARMOURED!

  • Women of Will Wednesdays at Urban Ashram. All Wednesdays of November
  • Total Wellness and Fitness Saturdays at Edsa Shangri-La Health Club. All Saturdays of November!
  • Exclusive Tea Fitness Party at Raffles Hotel. ovember 0, 2015 at :0 pm.
  • Women’s Basketball Treat – PBA Basketball 3 on 3. November 28, 2015.
  • Ftness Day with Belle de Jour. November 29, 2015.

For Further information, please visit Under Armour’s official website at www.ua.com.ph and follow Under Armour Philippines on instagram (@underarmourph).


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Triumph Sports Bra Collection

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Beauty, Fitness, Health

Triumph Sports Bra Collection

A  Confused Teenager

A girl in her teenage years would usually grow up confused with her body transformation. That was me. I went into puberty earlier than my classmates and I thought it was a horrible thing to have my chest growing. My classmates teased me and I slouched all the time, uncofortable of this change.

hannah cheerleader

I was a dancer too and it involved a lot of jumping and moving around. I was embarrassed to ask my mom for undergarment, but I had to. We went to the mall and my first bra is actually Triumph.

As far as I remember, Triumph has been around and recently I just found out that they have been around for about 130 years already! They know what they’re doing and years and years of research, development and experience made them a leading brand in feminine lingerie and shapewear.

The New Trimph Sports Bra Collection.

I was so happpy to hear that Triumph has unveiled their new sports bra collection, tailored for women with active and sporty lifestyle. I am also very happy that being fit is becoming the norm in society. I am a firm believer of loving your own body shape and body type but imortantly, loving your body and becoming the best that you can be. If that does not make sense, all I’m trying to say is that health is wealth. It is our responsibility to take care of our bodies. I am really happy that people are actively changing their lifestyles and now eat healthy and do more physical activities.

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Yaye for an awesome life, together!

The last thing that we want to worry about while we go for a good workout is our workout garments! Our bodies are different but it is important to find the right underarment that is reliable and give a full support we need. Triumph has been making lingerie since 1886 and I trust the reliability of the sports bra collection that they just crafted to low, medium and high impact support needs. All these styles are soft to the touch, suportive, yet comfortable, and are made of super breathable fabric while combining fit, comfort, and support for every kind of active lifestyle.

Low Impact Sprots Bra

The Low Impact Sports Bras come in two razorback styles. One is designed with a flattering low cut front and a thicker razorback, which comes in white and dark grey. The other was designed with a higher neckline for additional support and coverage and with a thinner razorback for a balanced feel, and is available in the colors pink and black. These two bras were made for comfortable low impact activities such as Yoga, basic floor exercises and Pilates.

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Medium Impact Sports Bra

If you enjoy medium impact sports like jogging, cycling, cross training and body combat, then this is the bra for you. Add some flair to your sports outfit with the striped designof this sports bra, which come in bright red, cyan and black. It has a higher front to ensure that you don

t need to worry about readjusting yourself. A thicker mesh razorback is in place as well to make sure that your back receives adequate support to help improve posture.

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High Impact Sports Bra

This bra is made for freedom of movement and is ideal for ihh impact ball sports such as volleybal, football, basketball, including other actvities such as step aerobics, and Zumba.  The Hih Impact Sports Bra, too, comes in bright stylish pops of colors such as red, cyan, teal and the ever classic black, and is made with very breathable material while remaining functional and stylish enough to wear alone. It has a high front and the thickest straps to provide maximum support on its own so you can exercise without worrying about underwear malfunctions.

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Amy Ahomiro for Triumph Sports Bras

Amy Amohiro, the UAAP Season 77 Finals MVP player of the Ateneo de Manila University Volleybal team, has shed her share of blood, sweat and tars for the love of her sport. Seeing her inperson, and knowing about her achievements, I am pretty ure there was a lot of work and effort put there and she sure is the perfect girl to represent Triumph Sports Bras.

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We attended a Body Combat group class together (kilig) and she jumps super high!!! 😛
So whether you want something to simply wear around or to help you get the most out of your fitness routine, Triumph has something perfect for you. Visit the Triumph Store at Robinsons Place Manolia or one of their many branches at all major department stores nearest you and get fitted so you can find the one :)

  Get fitted now :)

   Fits me really well. High enough for chest coverage and I love the sexy razorback showing of the back that I’ve been working on teehee

  Me after our Body Combat class! Punch like a girl 😉 👊🏻



Me with Amy after Body Combat

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Alden Richards Endorses Snowcaps Glutathione

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Beauty

Alden Richards Endorses Snowcaps Glutathione

Alden Richards is indeed a big name in the Philippines today. If you don’t know yet, he is the “Al” of the Aldub phenomenon. It’s a great year for him as he becomes Philippines’ Pambansang Bae! 


I was happy to be one of the guests of the Winter Christmas-themed launch of the oral glutathione brand Snowcaps, Alden’s most recent product endorsement. 

The highlight of the launch is Alden Richard’s road to success, that in the beginning it was just like a Cinderella story. Alden had to work hard and be patient before this big moment came to him. 

 Now, he has the heart of the Filipinos with an upcoming movie and a hit single “Wish I May.” His story of determination and success made him the perfect embodiment of Snowcaps.

Snowcaps Glutathione

Snowcaps is the first oral glutathione in the Philippines and is among the leading skin whitening supplements in the market today. A brand that managed to gether and sustain a strong following through word of mouth, Snowcaps today rises to the occasion and is ready to play alongside the bigwigs – by  partnering with one of the hottest stars in Philippine showbiz today.

I want to share more about Snowcaps because I too am an advocate of a healthy and fit life. Snowcaps contains the premium, FDA-approved 500mg of L-Glutathione formulation, also known as the miracle enzyme, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C for safe and effective whitening in as fast as six weeks.

It also contains 50% more glutathione than  more expensive brands.

Glutathione is also a compound naturally produced by the liver and is considered one of the most powerful antioxidants which inhibit the production of toxins and free radicals caused by stress and other qexternal lifestyle factors -perfect for busy individuals like Alden (and me), who not only want to maintain a luminous and fair skin, but also a sound and healthy body.

I personally have been taking Snowcaps Glutatione for a month now and I have noticed a great improvement in my skin tone. Mind you, I am not even after the whitening effect, but rather more of the glow and healthy feeling of the skin as I take it daily. Plus, it has Alpha Lipoic acid and Vitamin C, which I used to take on the side before, but it is also included in Snowcaps Glutathione so these capsules are quite perfect for me.

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Last Friday Night – 1 World Pre-Party in Manila

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Beauty, Celebrities, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Fashion, Manila, Movies & TV, Philippines, Singapore

Last Friday Night – 1 World Pre-Party in Manila

Last Friday night… do it all again ^_^

This day I really worked hard, so I can play hard at night 😉

Makeup of the day testing Collection cosmetics

Big Fake Ultimate false lash effect mascara

Pink Shock lipstic

collection makeup

Also used MAC foundation, Clinique eyebrow powder, eyeliner and subtle eye shadow

and my favorite liquid blush Bene tint from Benefit ^_^

as for my hair… I just embraced the natural wave with the “no brushing of hair” look

at 7th High DJ Scotto and Nicole Chen of 1 World Festival Singapore

great mix from Nicole, can’t wait for more EDM love in Singapore for the 1 World Festival <3

Here are the many reasons why you should be there to party with us!!!


after 7th High, we moved to URBN just to end the night

Cheers to love, life and hapiness! :)

We ended the night eating at IHOP… didn’t take pictures coz I was tipsy dipsy *oops*

‘Til next Friday 😉

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How to make the fashionably correct selection for Mirrors

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Beauty

How to make the fashionably correct selection for Mirrors

Decorating the walls of the house with mirrors is a trendy and chic idea and let’s face it, if you’re one of those fashionable people with style who is always in the shop to check what state your hair is in and always try to keep up with trends and modernity then welcome to the club! There is a wide range of ideas for a house suitable for a stylish woman. Yes, because the mirrors are perfect for giving a bright touch to the house and for giving an illusion of greater magnitude in a room. But many times the Stylish Mirror Selection can be difficult.

Mirrors are also good tools to make good selfies 😛

Large mirrors are ideal for the living room. Mirrors with fun shapes are ideal for the bedrooms of children and there are also colorful and vintage framed mirrors for the more fashion addicted most demanding people! In fact there are mirrors for all tastes.

flair mirrors

Square or curvy? If you cannot choose there is a way to help you. Vanity combines a rectangular shaped and curved profile which gives it an attractive design and creates a small storage area in a nice and pleasant game of three dimensions. The idea of ​​a framed mirror can mislead and remind of old mirrors from the austere grandmothers. In fact the frame is just one more chance for designers! They can use not only shapes and forms to compose original frames, but also materials and refined whimsical prints.

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So the key is to play it the smart way! Arrange them in front of a window or a wall full of imaginative pictures, funny pictures or lush plants. This way the space for two will multiply in a pleasant and unexpected way and you can see what you like!

But do not overdo it! It is not like you can put mirrors all over your walls like a house of mirrors. This could create a feeling that will be opposite to that you are looking for.

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Vitress for a Sexy Beautiful Hair

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Beauty

Vitress for a Sexy Beautiful Hair

When you need emergency and immediate hair transformation, there’s only one thing in mind – Vitress.  Dull and damaged hair ain’t a pretty accessory to your wardrobe.  As we all know, hair is a big part of our overall look!  You can wear all the loveliest ensemble, but an untamed hair will ruin it!

Vitress Hair Solution products is scientifically formulated to address the specific needs of your hair. Vitress protects your hair against harsh environmental elements that may damage hair making it dull, dry, frizzy and unmanageable. Each unique product is enhanced with vitamins, minerals and natural moisturizers to nourish your hair.


Vitress Hair Polish

It comes in 50ml and 100ml tubes.  It is cream based and is light and non-greasy.  You don’t want to look like you just got out of a swedish massage or something!  This tames any frizz and fly away hair without the greasy feeling.  It also prevents tangles and and keeps hair smooth, silky and manageable.  The key word is “moisturization.”  It is tested by dermatologists.

  • Strengthening – with Vita-strength formula that prevents split ends and breakage
  • Long-lasting fragrance – with Scent Infinity Complex keeps hair smelling fresh throughout the day
  • Sun Protect – with Sun Defense System that protects hair from the sun


Vitress Cuticle Coat

It comes in 15ml, 30ml and 50ml bottles.  It smoothens dry, dull and hard-to-manage hair giving it intense shine.  It is enriched with moisturizers to nourish hair.  Dermatologies tested safe and effective.

  • Instant Relax – with Vita-Relax Technology that helps flatten unruly, wavy hair
  • Heat Protect – with Thermo-Shield Complex that protects hair from harmful effects of frequent curling, ironing and blow-drying
  • Hair Repair – with Hydro-Restore System that resists the ill-effects of chemicals when perming, dyeing and other hair treatments


Check out the following for more info:

Vitress website

Vitress Facebook

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