Monday, August 31, 2015

Dear Hollywood

Most of us, if not all, have BIG dreams.
Some dream of fame and fortune, 
while others dream of making the next breakthrough in science.


Whatever those personal endeavors may be,
what matters is that we find ourselves along that process of discovery.


Nobody said it would be easy but what matters is that we try.
After all, we only have one life to live, better make it worthwhile.


Today's peg is already a giveaway: HOLLYWOOD. 
Instead of going with the usual glitz and glam ensemble,
here's my take on looking chic and casual. 


To pull this look, choose a dress that is vintage yet with classic prints.
A little bit ironic, but it actually looks good, don't you think?


Pair it with comfortable and eyecatching shoes.
In my case, a metallic number would definitely steal the show.


As I've said, it's all a matter of experimenting what works and what doesn't.
Same goes with life. Some things will surprise you. 
When that happens, welcome it, because that opportunity might 
be your ticket to happily ever after :)


Love,
IamMyOwnStylist

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Home is where the heart is

Choosing the perfect house that you can call home is
 like finding the right person in life. 
Sometimes Dreamy. Most often Difficult. And at times Devastating.



Well, I'm no expert in love nor am I bitter but I believe that courtship entails 
so much time, patience and of course budget --- so as your dream home.

To make it more interesting, I'm sharing with you 5 of my chosen dream homes with
the help of http://www.property24.com.ph/ and why I like it by sharing with you
my personal views on achieving that #relationshipgoal of yours.

Property24.com.ph is the fastest growing property portal in the Philippines. 
 They provide an effective online platform for leading Real Estate Developers, 
Agencies and Brokers that allows them to showcase their property listings
 to a wider audience of qualified prospective Buyers.
#PerfectHome #Property24 #Property24PH


One of my first qualifications in finding the perfect home is
that it gives me PEACE OF MIND.
I want a home where I can let go of all my worries and just live life as it should be.

Being the busy woman I am today, I believe I deserve to live with comfort
and FLAIR TOWERS can give me that homey feeling that I've always wanted.
With first class cosmopolitan living right in the heart of Mandaluyong
who wouldn't want that?

FLAIR TOWERS Location: Reliance corner Pines Street, Mandaluyong City



On #RelationshipGoals: For a relationship to work, the foundation should always be trust.
    A little jealousy is good, but not all the time. Both of you chose each other for a reason.


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The second quality I look for in a home is that it should be SPACIOUS.
Yes, each member of the family has his/her own private life to deal with but 
for a happy home to exist, the family must find things to bond with whether it be 
household chores or enjoying a movie marathon together. 

Let's face it, I'm not getting any younger, 
so sooner or later I'll get married and have children. I believe that 
this 3-storey house and lot in FILINVEST 2 is suitable for those needs. 


FILINVEST 2 Location: Brgy Batasan Hills, Commonwealth, Quezon City



On #RelationshipGoals: You and your partner may have gone thru the 
"it's you and me against the world" phase but that doesn't mean that day in and 
day out you should be together. Give each other the freedom to enjoy the company 
of their friends and socialize with new people. Don't be too cliquish.

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Let's admit it. 
Physical attraction may not be everything, but it is one thing.

I want a home that is AESTHETICALLY PLEASING, 
one that I can be proud of. One that I can go home to every single day 
praising its beauty and elegance. Because truth is, in beauty, I find comfort.

I found the appeal I'm seeking in TIVOLI GARDEN RESIDENCES because
 it's a place that gives you a "resort-experience". There is no need for me to even travel
 to Tagaytay or Subic because in Tivoli, there is already abundant 
recreational facilities that I can access at my own convenience. 

TIVOLI GARDEN RESIDENCES Location: Coronado St. Mandaluyong


On #RelationshipGoals: Keep the fire burning by pursuing each other everyday. 
Some couples after getting married lose interest in making themselves presentable as 
they have already found a lifelong partner. Make sure to spend time in 
making yourself attractive because that was what created that spark.

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Another important qualification I look for in a home is SECURITY.
That is why I'd love to own a unit in IVORYWOOD RESIDENCES.
I get to experience the proximity of BGC, the joy of
indulging myself in metropolitan living plus the 24/7 secured facility
with perimeter fence of IvoryWood.

IVORYWOOD RESIDENCES Location: Acacia Estates, Taguig

  

On #RelationshipGoals: You're partner made her vows to you because he/ she felt secured
 with you. Maintain that trust and your marriage will grow in love.

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And last but not the least, it is crucial for one to maintain STABILITY.
To keep up with the current lifestyle you're living, managing finances is key.
Make sure to always set aside a contingency fund for emergency needs.

If I have enough financial means then I would definitely pick this 
in Dasmarinas City. With beautifully landscaped gardens and 
Mediterranean inspired architecture, who wouldn't want to live in
one of the most coveted neighborhood in Makati?

GRAND MEDITERRANEAN ESTATE Location: Banyan Road, Dasmarinas, Makati

                  

On #RelationshipGoals: As a couple, only buy the kind of lifestyle you're
capable of sustaining. Now that you're married, priorities have changed. 
What you want is different from what you need.

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Remember that our choices do define us. Before making the decision,
make sure to spend enough time in knowing that prospect of yours, whether
it be on a property or a lifelong partner.

These are investments worth having and if you see a future with them,
then it is something worth pursuing.

Always bringing you the latest in lifestyle

Love,
IamMyOwnStylist

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Secret to Looking Young & Beautiful

If there's one thing I can't perfectly style, it's my eyebrows.
Rarely do I get to achieve that arch I wanted. 


I don't know about you but if there's one thing I want
constant in life, it's having well-defined brows.

A few weeks ago, I decided to make that dream of mine come true.
I approached Pretty Looks , an aesthetic clinic with 
33 years of experience in beautifying eyebrows.


I brought my twin along and we had our brows done at the 
Ortigas Branch located at
Unit 201 Grand Emerald Tower, Garnet Road, Ortigas.

Pretty Looks also has branches in Quezon City and The Fort Strip.
More branches will be opening by the end of this year so do watchout.


So here's my story. 
I'll give you a walkthrough so that you'll know what to expect 
if you do decide to give yourself a well-deserved beauty treat.


Upon entering the clinic, I was given a customer data card 
for me to fill in my personal details.



While waiting for my turn, I managed to take a quick selfie before 
a topical anesthesia was applied to my unruly and undefined brows.

The anesthesia is your secret antidote to having a more painless experience
so relax and let your skin "absorb" it for about 20-30 minutes.


After a few minutes, your eyebrows will feel a little numb
 but that's just normal. It's the signal that you're good to go.

The aesthetician assigned to me was MJ.
She first assessed my eyebrows and 
then determined the best shape to complement my face.


She did the initial outlining of my brows 
giving me some options of brow shapes to choose from. 

You can also choose your preferred brow color and brow shape like so.


I was impressed with MJ because just when I was about to ask her 
if she can draw me more brow options, she told me that she definitely will because 
she wasn't satisfied herself. That proves how she values her work ethics and 
her commitment to serving her clients well. 

After a few more tries, 
she proceeded with the eyebrow embroidery aka micropigmentation.
The procedure I underwent was "eyebrow reborn" which lasted for an hour or so. 

Since it's impossible for me to take a photo of myself while undergoing the procedure,
here's the beautiful Ellen Adarna who also had her brows
done with Pretty Looks. The procedure she underwent was S3 Eyebrow Stranding.

Eyebrow Reborn
Intended for people with full eyebrow hair but wants a more defined and shaped eyebrows. 
It will give an effect of an eyebrow pencil. 

S3 Eyebrow Stranding: 
Intended for people with minimal eyebrow hair. 
It is the newest procedure which will give illusion of hair strands. 
It is with full stranding which gives the most natural effect.


After the procedure, you will be given some reminders on how to care for your brows.
You will also be given some antihistamine (if you were not given earlier) 
as well as offered some cream which you can buy on the spot or 
at drugstores for a faster healing process :)


Now that I have given you a glimpse of the entire procedure,
here's my New Look.

My brows may seem very dark but no worries, that's just for a few days!


Here's a photo of me and the pretty MJ.
Thank you for the gift of beautiful brows :)


Remember that having well-defined eyebrows can be the best
accessory to your face. It gives you that glow of beauty and confidence.

Here are some of my headturner moments, thanks to Pretty Looks!



Cheers to permanent makeup and waking up to a more beautiful you.



After a week, your brows will lighten and look more natural like so.
If you feel that you still need a little retouch, then Pretty Looks will be 
happy to accommodate you. 



If you want to checkout more of my brow stories, feel free to follow me via my
IG account: @twiniekaye 


I'm proud to say that Pretty Looks is a trusted brand for pampering your brows.
I recommend that you try it out for yourself and experience the difference.
Congratulations Pretty Looks Family :)

The Founders (L-R) 
Susan Co-Ong, Steffi Blair Ong, Sue Hannah Ong

If you want well-defined brows like mine as well as these beautiful celebrities,


do inquire or consult with Pretty Looks via


And because you're reading this, here's a special treat for you sister
Feel free to let me know if you're interested and I can help you out.
You can drop me a line via twinie_ng@yahoo.com or click the link above :)


Stay beautiful because you deserve it :)

If you like this article, then I'm sure you'll love this one. 
I invite you to visit http://blog.sistersecrets.com.ph/
My sister and I created a fun personality test. 
Discover which celebrity you are most similar with.


Love,
IamMyOwnStylist

Saturday, August 8, 2015

That Thing Called Plaid

August marks the start of another school year.
If you're still a student, here's an outfit suggestion that you can sport. 


Instead of wearing plaid which is quite ordinary these days, 
I recommend that you try Houndstooth,a modern take to plaid.


Houndstooth is a duotone pattern consisting of abstract 
four-pointed shapes, often in a color combination of black and white.


I created this ensemble for a casual and chic look, 
simply perfect for day to day school affairs.


My top and skirt are both from ROMWE. This brand's fashion collection is 
so diverse that I can find everything I need in it. Not to mention, they are always
 updated with the latest styles and trends. Perfect for all fashionistas out there.


Always remember that there are a lot of ways to personalize a look.
It doesn't mean that what works for me will work for you.
It's all a matter of getting some style inspiration and turning it 
into a look you can call your very own.


Love,
IamMyOwnStylist


Long Sleeves Top by ROMWE | Houndstooth Skirt by ROMWE
Necklace by Forever21 | Gold studded bag by SoFab!

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Hunt

There comes a point in your life when you start thinking about the future.
A future where there is depth in all aspects of your life.

So for this post, aside from my usual life peg, 
get to know some of my personal views in life.


On marriage. 
More often than not, people tie the knot for the wrong reasons.
Some marry for companionship while others marry for power and fame.
Whatever the reason may be, one's happiness is at stake.

At the end of the day, our choices do define us.
Let's hope and pray that we find a person who will 
pursue us every single day, even after marriage,
because that is the kind of love worth sharing.


On Career Growth.
We have to continuously find purpose for what we do.
Money can be one thing, but a driven life is another.

Most of the time it's the struggle which makes us want to give up but this
is actually the exact same thing that molds us into becoming a better person.

With the right support system and a positive outlook, 
we learn new things about ourselves and the world we live in.


Hope you learned a thing or two from me.
Our lives may be far from perfect,
but each day is a chance to prove our worth.

Why not start recreating yourself by revamping your look?
I don't know about you, but dressing well gives me more confidence.
Try out different styles too look fun and fearless.

A casual yet sophisticated ensemble like so is one of my recommendations.
A stylish top combined with acid wash jeans and pumps would do the trick :)

Top (recreated, originally designed as a Side Split Maxi Dress) by Forever21
Acid wash jeans by Forever21
Gold and Black pumps by Forever21


Stay inspired Bellas!

Love,
IamMyOwnStylist

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Weekender

 Hello readers! As we start another week, I'm bringing you some good vibes with 
today's fashion post plus a special feature of a dining place for food enthusiasts.


For a casual weekend look, 
start by choosing a dress with interesting cuts and a neutral color like so.


Then pair it with your favorite heels and sunnies to complete the ensemble.
And voila, you have created a simple yet sophisticated look.


As promised, here's a restaurant that you should try out.


TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie opened last October 2014 in SM Megamall
and up until now, mall goers have been flocking to this place,
with most days still being fully-booked.


I'll let the photos do the talking.



US Premium Beef Rib Curry

Specialty Noodle Soup Combos

Pan-fried Boneless Chicken in Teriyaki Sauce

Fish Fillet with Pumpkin and Crabstick in Creamy Sauce

Crispy Barbecued Pork Snow Buns


If you're a food-lover like me, then this place is a must try for your taste-buds.
Experience Hong Kong in Manila. 

Amongst all the food on my table, I personally love the Beef Rib Curry,
the Pan-fried Boneless Chicken and of course the Pork Buns! 
It took about 45 minutes for the snow buns to come out but it was worth the wait :)


Love lots and until the next post,
IamMyOwnStylist