Thursday, November 26, 2015

5 Tips to Boost Your Immunity during the Holidays

If only there's a 
rewind & 
DELETE button in our lives, 
everything will be much easier.

But hey, there isn't, so snap out of it and 
live life without regrets.

I'm pretty sure by now you're starting to experience the holiday stress.
Those mixed emotions of what to give your loved-ones,
how to perform well for that extra bonus from your boss,
and not to mention the horrendous traffic,
all of these can make you go loco!!!

Trust me, I know how this feels. 
Stress is a silent killer, always present in our lives.
My friends even ask me how I do it?
How I get to manage everything despite handling 5 different businesses. 

Well, I admit it's not easy but there are ways on how I go about it.

Here are 5 effective ways on how I beat stress and still look my best.
And you should too.

Do what makes you happy. 
Pamper yourself.  Get a new look or take a relaxing massage.
If music is your cup of tea, then why not enjoy a concert with your friends.
Always remember to treat yourself once in awhile, 
because it is only by learning to take care of yourself
 that you can appreciate what life has to offer.

Free your body and mind from worries.
Enroll in a yoga class. Swim. Run.
Beat anxiety through exercise.
This is the perfect way to restore balance in your life.

A powerful word, but which one often neglects.
Make sure to separate work from your personal life. 
Make a checklist of your priorities for the day and practice time management.
Having an end goal helps you alert and motivated.
Keep social media at a minimum as to avoid distractions.

And if ever you find the time, why not test your so-called shooting skills.
In fact, it's a great way of releasing stress and learning to focus,
 Just pls make sure not to point it at anyone :)

Whether it's your family, your friends or your significant other,
it's people like them that inspire you to not give up the fight. 
Make sure to spend quality time with them. Learn to open up.
Having someone to confide in helps lessen that burdensome feeling
and at the same time allows you to understand  how your loved-ones 
would solve the situation if they were in your shoes.

Fern-C is a vitamin supplement that acts as a 
potent anti-oxidant which helps boost your immune system,
 thereby increasing your body's resistance from infectious diseases.
It is the leading non-acidic vitamin c brand for 10 years and counting.

Thanks to Fern-C, my Christmas will be stress-free.
I've been taking Fern-C daily and I managed 
to think of 10 ways on it has improved my overall health.

Health is wealth as they say.
I believe that what makes Fern-C a premium and trusted brand 
is that it is made of Sodium Ascorbate,
 and not the more common Ascorbic Acid 
which is found in most Vitamin C's sold in the market.

What's the difference between Sodium Ascorbate and Ascorbic Acid?
Here's a summary of the research I made 

Never ever try to shortchange your health. 
Choose Fern-C for your daily dose of added immunity.
If this is the first time you've heard about Fern-C, 
I invite you my dearest reader to know more about Fern-C on:

#FernCSubokNa  #StressFreeChristmas #HealthyHoliday

With all this said and done, there is only one thing left to do:


Cheers to a healthier and more beautiful you :)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Little Things

38 more days 'til Christmas!
Oh how time flies.

As we prepare ourselves for this special day,
it's important that we give thanks to the people 
who have been with us day in and day out.

Whether it's our parents or household helpers, 
they all deserve to be accorded with the same respect.
Yes, one way of making them feel special is by showering 
them with gifts, but more than that we have to make them feel loved
 and appreciated because that kind of feeling is above anything else.

For what it's worth, I just felt like sharing this because with 
what is happening right now--- 
natural disasters here & there, a series of terrorist attacks, 
there is no longer anything permanent in this world.

I pray that we all find solace in simple things.
May we all learn to value and cherish the relationships we have.

Before I bid you goodnight, my peg for this look is chic and casual.
Recreate this look by pairing a denim skirt with a patterned blouse.
Simply finished the look with a red lippie and a dashing pair of heels.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Taking Gifting to the Next Level

If you were to write to your future self today, what would it be? 
Mine would go like this:

And if there's one statement in my letter 
that I'd like you to remember:

"People might not know what you've done for them, 
but don't you think that's what makes it truly beautiful?"

For me, that's one of the best feelings one can ever have.
Speaking of that magical feeling, 
Now that Christmas is fast approaching, 
have you already made a list and check it twice?

Here's how I plan to celebrate the Holiday Season.

For the past few months, my work has led me to live an unbalanced life.
This Christmas, I want to bring back that so called spark.  

Like any kid out there, gifts fascinate me!
So making a Christmas Wishlist is a must.
Who knows someone might read it and become my secret santa.

This  Yuletide Season, my wishlist is rather meaningful. 
Aside from the latest gadgets and fashion items that I usually desire, 
what I wanted to give myself this year is the gift of wellness. 

I do hope I'll be able to tick everything in my wishlist! :)

Now that I've got myself covered, here are my gift ideas for my lovedones this year.
My family has always been my support system and what better way to
thank them for all the love than to shower them with surprises.

I will prepare a special meal for them and bring them to some place enchanting
so that we can bond and reminisce over beautiful memories. 
I will then sneak into their rooms just before they are about to sleep
and shower them with gifts that I know they will love.

How about you? What are you planning this year?
Just remember that it doesn't have to be extravagant for it to be perfect;
what matters is that you put your heart to it :)

While many people see Christmas as a celebratory affair,
I invite you and all my readers to take one step further and
spread the love to people who need it the most. 

If there's one thing I'm proud to say,
it's that every effort comes a long way.

Remember that time Typhoon Yolanda hit our country?
It was so devastating that I had to do something.
I created "Project ICare" and put boxes in every floor of our office building
for people to actively help through their own donations.
Surprisingly, I got more than what I asked for.

An ordinary citizen like me was able to do it, and so can you.
In fact, this Season is the perfect time to share your love.

Here's one way on how you can make someone feel special:

Check out the SM Cares Bears of Joy campaign and 
know how you can take part in the season of “gift-ing” 

What I love about this campaign is that
the intention is very sincere ;
 I would definitely support the 
Give a Bear of Joy Today campaign initiated by
 SM Cares, a division of SM Foundation. 

For just P200, you get to bring home one bear and
 share another to children from various charitable institutions.

Come to think of it, this is just equal to your daily dose of caffeine
or a movie ticket. A little sacrifice would go a long way and 
don't you think one of the best feeling is
 to be the reason behind another's smile?
I hope you can find it in your heart to support this campaign too <3

For you, it might just be an ordinary bear, 
but to those children, it can mean family.
Share the love. Give a bear of Joy Today.
#MerrySMChristmas2015 #SeasonOfGifting.

Now that I've shared most of my plans for the Holiday Season,
it's time to go back to my first love: SHOPPING!

A Merry Christmas Indeed! 

For more updates about this year’s “Merry SM Christmas” campaign, 
visit SM’s official Christmas microsite (
and follow its official social media accounts at Facebook (, 
and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through 
Viber ( Shoppers can actively share their 
holiday merriments inside the SM Supermalls by posting their photos on 
social media and adding the hashtag #MerrySMChristmas2015.

It's Time to be that Change.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Breaking Coordinates

Matching a top to a different bottom may sometimes be tricky to pull off,
but it can also be very rewarding when one sees the final output.
So if there's one easy tip that we can all live by,
it's to always invest in basic styles and neutral colors.

The outfit to my left is featured via my style post A Beautiful Disaster , 
while that of the right can be found via Of Lace and Stripes.

This is how a simple mix and match can create a new level of chic. 

Taking inspiration from the classic black and white peg,
I created this casual laidback look by
 combining a basic croptop with lace suspenders
and finishing it off with an eyecatching loafer. 

How do you like this new look?
Stay creative and inspired dearest readers :)


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Black is the New Clean

I'll keep it short but sweet.
Women are the most beautiful when they feel good about themselves.

So if there's one style staple that every girl must own,
it's the famous Little Black Dress aka LBD.
Trust me, that extra oomph will make wonders!

For style aficionados out there, this dress of mine is from ROMWE.

By now, you've probably heard this a million times:
---That Black makes you look Sexy;

But what most people don't know is that 
Black is the New Clean.

Ironic as it may sound, you might ask me, in what way?
Well, it's all about Palmolive Naturals' newest soap, 
Palmolive Naturals Flawless Clean 
infused with 100% natural charcoal powder. 

I know, I know, an instant reaction would be, "Charcoal??? That's dirty!"
Before you judge though, do give it a shot because charcoal powder actually
helps wash away dirt from the skin leaving it soft to touch.

It's the first of its kind that will leave you feeling clean and flawless all day.
It's time for you to discover the New Clean. 

 Fall in love with black and join me in a beautiful affair to remember :)


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Best Dressed 2015

Last September 22, I attended 
the Best Dressed Women of the Philippines Annual Ball 
held at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

The BDWP ball is a charitable event geared towards raising funds 
for the benefit of the Philippine Cancer Society.

If you've been regularly reading my posts, 
this fashion for a cause event will be very familiar, 
all thanks to the beautiful, generous and kindhearted

Jennifer Helen Weigel Sarmiento

Tita Jennifer is multi-talented and extremely fashionable.
She was recently crowned last June 13, 2015 as 
Mrs. Asia International 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The 2 lovely ladies in the photo below are her twin daughters:
Jennifer Elaine Sarmiento with her date Kirby Yu Bun-an &
Jasmin Ellen Sarmiento with her date Ralph Andrei Juan

A big thanks to one of my best friends Jas for having me in this 
spectacular event. Truly it was a night to remember.

I'll keep this short and sweet.
It's not enough for a woman to be physically beautiful.
What we all must strive for is how to become 
women of substance --- Someone that can truly inspire change

And what more can I say, like mother like daughter.
Indeed, I am very proud of her!
They deserve all the blessings and success that come their way :)

Most of us are still a work-in-progress and hopefully
someday we can create better versions of ourselves :)

Majority of the photos in this post are taken by Mark Ryan Alvarez
He's a professional photographer and accepts event bookings :)

If you wanna know more about the Annual Ball,
feel free to checkout my previous blog post


Thursday, September 17, 2015


Back in the old days, women have been stereotyped as 

Thankfully, times have changed and we have redeemed ourselves as
 someone capable of achieving GREATER things.

Don't get me wrong though, I'm not claiming that I'm perfect 
(because I'm far from being one),
but over the years, I've learned to become a 
woman of strength, character and confidence.

 With my hands full on so many things, people have always asked me how I do it.
I won't say it's easy because it isn't, 
but with the right amount of will power, it's definitely attainable.

To make your life easier, I have created this photo diary 
(with the special participation of my twin)
to share with you what we do 2x a week to keep us feeling clean and sexy!

Whether you're still studying or already working, stress will get to you. 
Beat it by making ordinary days look extra special.

Imagine yourself going out on a date with your special someone. 
Wear that look on days you feel like giving up
and get ready to find yourself overwhelmed with compliments. 

I also recommend wearing statement pieces such as an all white ensemble to look classy
and sophisticated. This keeps you looking fresh and carefree all day.

Power dress to keep you feeling clean and sexy.
Do this twice a week and you'll find yourself inspired and all perked-up.
Who knows, your professor/ boss might even applaud you for looking very presentable.

Make sure to reconnect with yourself.

Remember that both your mind and body are of one entity
so allocate time to improve your well-being by exercising.

Live an active lifestyle to keep you feeling clean and sexy.
Take the stairs, walk home or do some errands.
Do this twice a week to stay in shape. 
That's not all. Expect better sleep and a more energetic you.

Whether it's your family, your significant other or your friends that 
puts a smile on your face, make sure to spend quality time with them.

They are the ones that keep you together when everything seems to fall apart.

If by any chance they too become busy, don't just mope around.
It's time for you to go out and meet new friends. 

Socialize. Socialize. Socialize.
Do this twice a week and it will change the way you look at things.
For what it's worth, you'll be dancing thru life with a lot of positivity.

Once in awhile, take some time off and pamper yourself.
Whether it's as simple as eating your favorite comfort food

or as lavish as a well-deserved vacation, 
do not deprive yourself of what makes you happy.

Allocate time for "Me Time"
Do this twice a week and you'll be surprised on how much
it can help restore your strength and vigor.
Because a woman full of passion is a woman worth respecting.

Most of the time, we become so preoccupied with our physical appearance that
we forget the most crucial part --- Good Hygiene.

Trust me, no matter how attractive a woman might be,
guys find it a major turnoff when she has poor skin regimen ;
Simply put, bad hygiene means no regard for overall wellness.

That's why I'm sharing with you a little secret of mine
which I have tried and tested to be 100% effective:
BETADINE® Feminine Wash.

Call me cupid or goddess,
but I swear that this product is heaven-sent:

I don't know about you, but those days that I have my period are
 the times I feel most insecure about myself.

Fortunately, I found the secret antidote
to fight that discomfort and irritation I'm feeling down there
with the use of BETADINE® Feminine Wash,
which leaves me feeling clean and sexy all day.

Believe me, nothing is more beautiful in a woman than her confidence.
Times have changed and Clean is the New Sexy

A little trivia about my personal life:
My twin and I usually argue about almost everything, but surprisingly, 
when it comes to choosing a feminine wash we trust, 
both of us have the same brand of choice.
Nothing comes close than BETADINE® Feminine Wash.

Every woman has the right to feel sexy and confident.
Sexy is not only defined as having the physical attributes;
it's someone who is able to transcend what meet the eye.

At the end of the day,
a woman of substance is a woman of beauty.

Whether it’s at the beach or having a well deserved staycation,
protect yourself with Betadine® Feminine Wash.

It's the #1 most prescribed and doctor-trusted
liquid antiseptic feminine wash (Povidone Iodine 7.5%) 
that keeps your intimate area clean,
free from any irritation and neutralizes odor to keep you carefree all day long.

If there’s anything I want you to remember after reading this blog post of mine,
it’s that we have the ability to control our own happiness.

Feeling good about yourself doesn't need to be expensive.
All you need to do is invest in a proper self-care routine,
as this serves as a foundation of a woman's confidence and sexiness.

Take care of yourself by applying BETADINE® Feminine Wash.
Do this twice a week (or everyday during red days)
and you'll feel more comfortable, 
confident and empowered in your own skin.

So what are you waiting for? 
I invite you to Join the #SexyCleanRevolution ,
a movement that encourages every woman out there to become
their sexiest by staying clean down there :)
#IDoItTwiceAWeek #BETADINEFeminineWash

Women must realize that real beauty is
when one is able to go beyond her comfort zone, 
yet feel comfortable and sexy at the same time.

Many people say that if we look good, then we’ll feel good; 
but I say, feeling good is more important because 
what comes from within will come out naturally. 

No pretense or whatsoever, 
just that sexy appeal that will leave anyone breathless :)