Apr 28, 2011

Maybelline Tinted Lip Balm Review

In my trendy essentials pouch, I have also my Maybelline Tinted Lip Balm. That's my solution every time I encounter dry lips dilemma. This Cranberry Jam Maybelline Tinted Lip Balm is my best remedy for the said problem.

I like the product because... it helps to protect my lips from dryness. I've mentioned this in my other blog. The Maybelline Lip Smooth Color and Care product is a refreshing tinted lip balm. I love the color because it's pink! I'm not allergic using it too. Having an SPF 16, I'm sure it's a good protection for me as I go out often. Take note, this product is very affordable. :)

Maybelline lip balm

Since I need active moisturizer to cure my dry lips,I opted to use Maybelline Tinted Lip Balm. Its natural ingredients such as Jojoba oil and Safflower seed oil are also perfect for repairing dry lips.

On Being Forgiving And Kind

Beauty inside out. Beauty and brains. Whatever it is, the endless craving of a young lady or a woman to be beautiful isn't boring. But this shouldn't be understood in that order. First, there's the effort to be beautiful. Then, the freedom to do good or bad surfaces in every decision-making. Later on, you'll think of all your actions as a human being.

There will be questions about being a blessing to others, coupled with the thought of being a daughter of God. But, what if being a natural man usually breaks in the process? Yes. The natural man is an enemy to God. What should a daughter of God choose in times of trials?

Being kind or cruel? Being selfless or selfish? 
What about the choice between being proud and forgiving? 
It's not easy, but the Lord provides all the guidance that we need.

On Being Forgiving and Kind. It's not always easy to be forgiving and kind. There will be times of confusion and contention. Under the process of repentance, I'm willing to stay on track.

You may share your thoughts via comments section. Thanks for reading.

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 blouse: fashion exchange. bag: Robinson's 
Department store. accessories: handmade
leggings: thrifted

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Apr 27, 2011

Trendy Karen Pink Invasion

Pink is also a bright shade, except baby pink of course. It's undeniable that it's my favorite color. I hear a lot of comments that most of my blouses, skirts and accessories project pink hues. I'm not surprised because in my heart, pink is really my signature color.

That's why I always feel at home with my pink invasion syndrome. 
In the world of fashion, shades of pink is considered elegant. 
When paired with black, an outfit will sure shout a threat of awesomeness. :)

shoes: jolie by ohrelle, blouse: thrifted, 
skirt: thrifted, accessories: handmade

All About Pink. Its symbolic meaning was joy and happiness. It has been closely associated with ladies and young girls. How about you? Do you like pink color?

Thunderbird Resorts In Rizal

This is my last post about the recent Bloggers Fest held at Thunderbird Resorts in Rizal. In fact, I'll be sharing designs by Karen before this post ends. I'll share photos and some thoughts here.

This was taken before the event started.

I had this white nail color from Cutex. Actually, this was part of the 
manicure set that StyleBible gave me last month as prizes.

This was taken at the entrance hall of Thunderbird 
Resorts in Rizal.

Finally, I'd like to share my latest designs by Karen. This time, I want to express one of my favorite styles, the shift dress. I wrote about this via my other blog. Here's it is.

Apr 20, 2011

Bloggers Fest At Thunderbird Resorts Rizal

Because of my intense search engine optimization efforts a few weeks ago, I've come across of an invitation to attend Bloggers Fest at Thunderbird Resorts Rizal area via Manila Bloggers Network. When I learned that my friend (hubby) signed up for it, I decided to sign up too. Fortunately, we were included in the 200 bloggers or more to attend such an exciting and I call bloggers-prestigious event held in one of the best resorts chain in the country or even worldwide. I was excited then, in fact I dutifully read and remember Azrael's emails for its updates.

This is the events hall of Thunderbird Resorts Rizal.

All I can say is that the said event is very organized. Although we arrived in the venue a little late, but I really didn't care because I had the chance to visit the place. I enjoyed having pictures via Bicapture and other photographers present during the occasion. Aside from the fact that the resort is amazing, the food is delicious and I learned many things from the talk presented by different bloggers.

Upon arrival, we received this loot bag. Nice, right?

Before, being part of Bloggers Fest is just a dream. Thanks to the organizers, sponsors and the people who creatively and passionately allowed more and more bloggers to meet and learn from each other. Indeed, my attendance in the said huge bloggers festival is a dream come true.

This photo was taken at the pool side area at Thunderbird Resorts Rizal. 

Healthy Foods To Eat

In this post, I would like to talk about healthy foods to eat. I thought of writing about this topic because I wanted to change my attitude when it comes to eating the right kind of food. Although I'm not a junk food eater, I like to eat oily foods like fried chicken. I know eating too much of it isn't good.

Our health depends on what we eat and how we care for our body. Our environment is changing too fast that it affects our health. So we need to be conscious on our eating habits. We need to be committed with eating nutritious foods and having daily exercise.

I like carrots too.

I've read in a blog about healthy foods to eat. The blogger pointed out best foods to store at home. Some of the best foods include sweet potatoes, mangoes, unsweetened yogurt, broccoli, wild salmon, watermelon and green leafy vegetables. I like eating green leafy vegetables but I don't usually eat unsweetened yogurt. I should start eating it this time.

My other favorites include carrots and papaya. I like eating carrots before eating breakfast. On the other hand, I eat papaya before I take breakfast too. But before eating it, I take some chunks and use it as facial cleansers. Yes, I use real papaya fruit to do it. After a few minutes, I clean my face with water.

Papaya is also my favorite.

I'm sure you like eating nutritious food. I had mentioned here healthy foods to eat in addition to what you already know. Please share your thoughts by leaving comments.

Apr 11, 2011

Fashion Trends By Vogue Irreverent Brides

Reading Vogue's Irreverent Brides fueled my imaginative mind. Wedding scenes filled my imagination. The elegance of conventional white wedding gown made me so thrilled. Just because my dream of wearing such kind of wedding dress happened, I have no right to not welcome my thoughts about irreverent brides. Through Fashion Trends By Vogue, let's have an imaginative mind.

Irreverent brides are those who chose to wear unconventional wedding dress during their big day. Let's start to imagine these. There's a bride who wants to wear black on her wedding day. The wedding gown should be designed to match her Gothic make up. She should stand out among the crowd of well wishers who should wear any color except black. Is it possible? It sounds weird but very possible.

What about a bride who wants pink hues in her wedding gown? An off white gown sprinkled with baby pink hues all around the waist and in some other parts of the dress. Is it allowed? The answer is a qualified yes, because it's subject to different issues.

Fashion trends by Vogue is really amazing. At Vogue, I've come across of a bride who couldn't decide on whether to wear long or short wedding gown. It's amazing that she did both. Vogue shared a nice photo to explain what I mean.

Source of Photo: Vogue

I really like the style of the wedding gown in the photo. I found the idea unique and trendy yet amusing. So good!

Apr 7, 2011

Designs By Karen Collar Necklace

It's nice to know that there are many ways to make use of old clothing. Although I've donated many of my old things, I kept some and thought of finding ways to recycle and reuse. Like this Designs By Karen Collar Necklace. 

You're right. This is easy to make. Here's what you'll need.

 clean old blouse with a nice and fashionable collar


beads and other decor, if needed

Just cut the collar of a clean old blouse to create a beautiful necklace. You can decorate your creation using beads and ribbons, if you want. I chose not to, because I want a plain collar necklace. It's something that looks professional.

Notice that I'm wearing the collar necklace with an illusion of wearing a blouse.
 But, I'm only wearing a white shirt with a D & G colorful sleeveless. 

Apr 6, 2011

Mineral Make Up By Simply Karen

Are you shopping for mineral foundation or other mineral make up products? You'll never be dismayed if you will try using mineral make up products from Simply Karen. Before going to the details, let me share with you what it is all about.

What is it? Mineral make up is micro-formulated, using only quality minerals and antioxidants. It is free of ingredients that could irritate skin.

What are its benefits? Here are the benefits that you'll get in using the said mineral make up products.

It's easy to apply and healthy for the skin.

It won't clog pores and is less likely to promote allergic reactions.

It's typically good for people with sensitive skin.

It's very affordable.

Not only that, their multi-purpose mineral foundation is a concealer, powder, foundation and sunscreen all in one!

About Simply Karen. Simply Karen is a reliable online store that sells mineral makeup and other beauty products and tools. They offer a full line of healthy and skin-friendly cosmetics for face, eyes, and lips along with skin care products to make your skin look younger and fresher.

Also, they offer free consultation on selecting the perfect make up colors to accent your skin tone.

So, if you're looking for mineral foundation, mineral blush or bronzers, mascara, self tanning lotions, skin care, gifts or make up brushes, shop here.

Complete Mineral Makeup Trial Kit

Apr 5, 2011

Republic of Cavite Food Bloggers Event

I've noticed that many fashion enthusiasts and beauty bloggers love to write about food and cooking in their blogs. They usually share their favorite restaurants and menus, their outfit while dining and chatting with friends and also their attendance and participation in food bloggers events. This post is not only about a mixture of fashion passion but also the love of dining in a favorite restaurant. Let's talk about Republic of Cavite Restaurant after my attendance in a food bloggers event tagged as Enriching Cavite's Tourism.

Cavite is one of the historical places that I adore. We're new in the place but I already noticed wonderful things around me. Since it's a place rich in cultural heritage and history, you'll see some signs of courage and leadership shown by many heroes of the country. Also, you'll be amazed of the interesting travel destinations and enticing restaurants when you visit Cavite.

Right at the heart of Trece Martires City, Republic of Cavite restaurant stands with pride and elegance. I've been there, thanks to an invitation, and had tasted the foods they serve. Here are my favorites :)

I love salads so this is one of my favorites, Grilled Eggplant Salad with Salted Egg and Pickled Mango. Yum!

When you eat Onde Onde, you'll want to have more of it. Trust me.

Republic of Cavite restaurant serve delicious yet affordable food. They shared with us that many of their ingredients are native, authentic and found only in the province of Cavite. Try ordering their Cavite Express, you'll definitely with what I've mentioned earlier. 

my plate :)

That wonderful Saturday morning is an opportunity to learn many things and be inspired to hone my cooking skills. That was also an opportunity to be fashionable and trendy while staying modest in clothing and style. :)

I'm really sorry for the low quality photo. I was busy eating and never cared to take pictures and to have nice pictures taken. :)

Apr 4, 2011

Dress Shoes I've Found Online

Here's the latest dress shoes I've found online. Be prepared to be amazed of these high heels for women. Since I like pink shoes, I was attracted with Ed Hardy Women's Trendy Shoes. The color is a combination of white and pink with flower prints so it's perfect for my printed dress. I like wearing dress shoes when I attend church services. But it shouldn't be high heels because I chose wearing flat shoes nowadays. So when shopping, I try to find fashionable flat dress shoes.

However, I still wear high heels during special occasions. I like shoes in straps and printed. Lately, I've seen a nice printed shoes at my favorite shopping hub. But for now, let me share with you the latest products from Heels.

Take a look at this affordable and beautiful shoes.

Betsy Johnson Women's Trendy Heels

This pair of shoes is printed, which I really like. The design is obviously fashionable and perfect for a printed white dress. What do you think? :)

Apr 3, 2011

Cavite Online Business Directory

I've been looking for a home based fashion-related business because I wanted to learn more of the industry. The latest issue of Entrepreneur magazine mentioned that custom fashion, made-to-order business ideas sell a lot nowadays. I'm very interested with the said business idea.

I found many trendsetters who already joined the bandwagon of running fashion-related businesses. Upon reading Cavite Online Business Directory, I realized that there are many home based fashion-related businesses in our area. In the said information portal, I've found accessories business like Sweet Style Beadworks.

Not only that. There are many information that you could get from Cavite Online Business Directory. You'll know more about business listings, lifestyle and events, best deals and latest jobs in the province. Personally, I'm interested in three things featured in the said information portal. First, I'm expecting to know the best schools in the province. I realized that I can get the information there. The booming real estate industry in the province produced another scenario-the need to have the best educational institutions from pre-school, elementary, high school and college for the growing population. More and more people from other places transferred in Cavite because of many choices in buying a new home.

Second, I'm thrilled to know the best resorts and hotels in the area. Just by knowing a resort's name and address, I can have a glimpse of its accessibility and the things it could offer. Then, it would be easy for me to share it with tourists. Lastly, I'm interested to know the culinary industry in the province. Food is one of the best way to attract tourists and visitors. For me, it's exciting to know what the province could offer in terms of food and accommodation. Also, it's our responsibility to share the things about the province to other people. Let's utilize the Cavite Online Business Directory for our own good. Surely, there will be more jobs, more business opportunities and activities related to travel, fashion and business in the province for our benefit.  

you'll only find this baby bus in Cavite
Source: Flickr