Sunday, April 6, 2014

FASHION: Change.


It amazes me how much I have changed as a person. Looking back 10 years ago, 5 years ago and even a year ago... there are so many things I no longer see myself doing at all. Change is a part of life and while it may seem so scary to move on from something we have been so used to, sometimes we just have to embrace change and realize how things are meant to be in the end. Now that I am 30, I definitely have seen so many of my perspectives in life change. I know I have grown older and wiser, and yet I also know that there are still so many thing for me to learn, too. I am thankful for difficult times for they have made me stronger and more appreciative of what I have. I now have a greater satisfaction for simpler things... and for things that REALLY matter. =)






It's getting warmer in Vegas and I love it! Time to take out my shorts and dress the way I'm used to. I love peekaboo lacey tops like this one I'm wearing. Its so sexy in a subtle way! I was feeling a bit retro today so these sunglasses are perfect. And because It's a nice day out to walk down the strip, flats and a sling purse are the way to go. 









Images by Eunice Vallesteros of Purple Dot Photography
+63917-8153485

Blonde and Blue Ombre Hair by Angelo Falconi III
www.angelofalconi.com

Black Top by @alvapaushop
+63917-4677923

Gold Bag & Flats by @anmfashion
+63926-9861488

Eyewear from @hoshiesavenue
+63917-7323426

Accessories by OLEIC by Cielo Fronteras

Friday, March 28, 2014

FASHION: I Love MALICHE!


Maliche Clothing is one of the brands I strongly support. This is the second time I featured this brand. You can read about my first feature here

Maliche clothing supports the Virlanie Foundation. 10% of their profits go to the foundation which aims to take care of children in need and help to support them for their future.

About the Virlanie Foundation:
Virlanie provides children with a home... A family.
12 homes serve as the home to more than 200 children every year. Children can be in a Virlanie Home for as short as a few months to many years depending on their needs. Apart from food, shelter and clothing, Virlanie provides children with opportunities to study, finds ways to try to re-unite children with their famiies (if they are capable of caring for the children), and endeavors to give children psychological intervention, and assistance with their legal cases.
Virlanie, through the help of individuals, organizations and companies provides nutritious meals for all 240 babies, toddlers and children, formal schooling and educational support and psycho-social developmental activities.
This foundation has been able to change the lives of many young people who otherwise, would have stayed in the streets, and would have not developed into responsible individuals.

I first featured a long dress from Maliche that is so versatile, it can be worn for casual days as well as for formal events. This time, I am featuring something from their RTW line, the denim origami skort! I super love shorts and I wear them almost all the time. This skort is now one of my favorite pieces in my closet since it doesn't really look like shorts. This design has been gaining popularity and I am not surprised at all! For the types of girls like me who love wearing shorts all the time, this is the perfect design that can go from casual to dressy very easily. I wore this in a previous outfit post that looks more dressy... you can see it here. And now, I am wearing it in a more casual way in this feature! Hope you like this outfit as much as I do! =)













Photography by Eunice Vallesteros of Purple Dot Photography
+63917-8153485

To see more of Maliche's designs and for orders, you may visit their social media accounts:
Maliche Clothing
Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/MalicheClothing
Instagram: @malicheclothing
SMS: +639053160175
Viber: 971559346996
malicheclothing@gmail.com
www.maliche.com

Ombre Hair by Angelo Falconi III
+63917-5309669
www.angelofalconi.com


Accessories by @disndatonlineshop
+63917-7052909

+63907-9430711

Thursday, March 20, 2014

FASHION: Sweet Nothings


While I absolutely love being blonde, sometimes I admit I miss being a brunette. Yes, I'm moody like that. With the number of hair color changes I have done, how I wish it were possible to switch drastically from one color to another without severely damaging my locks. And because I want to be brunette for a day sometimes, without sacrificing my blonde locks, I searched for a product that could do just that! Just a few minutes of internet searching, this is the product I found: 


Description:
High Beams Intense Temporary Spray-On Hair Color is a Salon-quality, highly concentrated formula which can be used to cover grey roots or add pizzazz to any hair design. In addition, it's the perfect tool for adding subtle color highlights or for making a bold statement. High Beams Intense washes away with just one shampooing, with no risk of damaging your hair color. Get ready to turn on the creativity with High Beams Intense Temporary Spray-On Hair Color!

Directions:
Shake Well before using. Hold can ten inches away from hair and spray inquick short bursts. To remove color, brush hair and shampoo thoroughly.

Review:
I purchased this from Ebay for only $3.00! It took me a few tries to be able to get the "technique" of covering my hair evenly with this product. It is really made for creating highlights and covering roots but with practice, I certainly could achieve the brunette look again! It felt a bit sticky on my hair at first but I learned that it has to set and dry so avoid touching it for the first few minutes or else it can get really messy and go on your hands and clothes and all over! Haha! However, when you put it on correctly and it dries, the result is amazing and looks real! I love how easily it washes out and I'm back to my blonde locks at the end of the day.

What I love:
Instant change of look
Looks natural
So many choices of color
Washes off easily

What I don't love:
Sticky at first
Not meant for swimming - it will wash off
Not meant for hot days - If you sweat, it will be messy
Not meant for sleeping - It will go all over your pillow

Being brunette again after several months, deserves some outfit shots! So here I am in my pink ensemble feeling all sweet and innocent! =)











Photography by Eunice Vallesteros of Purple Dot Photography

Pink Blouse from Caramel Clothing
+63921-5252770
Instagram: @caramelph

Pink Wedges from Macy's New York

Eyewear by Chanel

Accessories from OLEIC by Cielo Fronteras

Friday, March 14, 2014

PRODUCT REVIEW: DermXpert Beauty Soaps


Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review purposes, I am not paid to review these products. I'm here to share my full honest opinions/review about the products.

Krave Cosmeceuticals recently tied up with DermXpert to provide the safest and effective whitening products. DermXpert products are all tested and guaranteed safe. They have different kinds of medicated soaps and facial creams that help in achieving flawless and lighter skin. I was given two different soaps to review which are the PEEL & GLOW w/ Alpha Arbutin Soap and the Cucumber and Green Tea Soap.



PEEL & GLOW w/ Alpha Arbutin

for Whitening, Rejuvenating, Exfoliating 

Peel & Glow with Alpha Arbutin sloughs off your dark skin.
A mild peeling will be experienced when using this amazing soap.
Safe skin peeling that is not obvious, and will gradually see glowing skin glow after glow.

Directions:
Use 2 x daily. Leave for 3 minutes then wash. Follow up with our face cream and Activated ultra whitening lotion for body.
Use sunblock during daytime.
This soap is formulated with less SLS, it does not provide suds/bubbles like your ordinary soaps.

SKIN BENEFICIAL INGREDIENTS:
ALPHA ARBUTIN can be up to 10 times more effective than other lightening products, without the negative side effects typically found in skin-lightening agents such as hydroquinone. It is faster, more effective, and a safer approach to promoting skin brightening and even skin tone for all skin types.

Pros:

Peeling is not very noticeable and can be hidden with use of moisturizer
After peeling, skin seems to have a radiant glow
Promotes a beautiful rosy glow
Has whitening ingredients that help lighten spots 
Has exfoliating properties that help make the skin feel smoother 
Affordable price
Visible and effective results in just a few days

Cons:

Soap doesn't have suds / bubbles so I sometimes feel like I'm not getting any product on my skin
My skin feels tight and dry after using but I guess that's how you know it is working
Feels a bit stingy but bearable 





Cucumber & Green tea soap
For Face & Body - Shrinks pore size / rejuvenate skin and removes dirt)

The benefits of cucumber combined with Green tea give the benefits of anti aging, reverse UV damage, reduce redness & inflammation. It also helps with mild acne.

DIRECTIONS:
Use 2 x daily. Leave for 2-3 minutes then wash.

PROS

Lightens acne and pimple marks
Brightens the skin
Exfoliates dead skin and dirt
Has a mild scent 
No irritations experienced
Product lasts really long, mine lasted more than a month with twice a day usage
I had no sign of acne while I was using it
Affordable price

CONS
Skin can feel dry after using

Thoughts:
I think these DermXpert products are great and really effective! People who are prone to acne will find these very useful because you can feel results in a matter of days. I am not prone to acne but I do have them from time to time and I still recommend these products for people like me because they work so well in PREVENTING skin problems.

Thanks for reading my review!

DermXpert products are available at:
Skin Kravings
https://www.facebook.com/SkinKravings
Instagram: @skinkravings
Contact: 63915-8689211

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

FASHION: 20 ÂșC


Images by Purple Dot Photography

The weather in Las Vegas has certainly been improving. Having spent the holiday season here, I barely survived the horrible winter cold a couple of months ago. The below zero temperature was certainly not fun for a tropical girl like me! This week the temperature has been in the 20's... still a bit cold for me but I am so happy that my legs are beginning to see the light of day! I've been keeping them in 3 layers of leggings for the past two months and I certainly have been waiting for this day that I can wear shorts! Speaking of shorts, I absolutely love these origami shorts from Maliche Clothing. I think I'll be wearing this pair a lot!

My bag is from one of the brands I have been endorsing, Brilvant Clothiers. I wrote about this brand before here. From  its humble beginnings selling only bags, Brilvant Clothiers has certainly grown so much and now carries clothes and accessories as well! I think the success of the owners is so much deserved because they have been doing so much giving back to the community. This brand has been giving a portion of their sales to street children and organizing efforts to help out typhoon victims. They don't really like announcing the help that they have been giving... but I just think that people like them deserve the recognition! Here are some of their photos in their outreach programs:





To the owners of Brilvant Clothiers: Don't kill me for sharing your photos (I know you told me not to! Haha!) But I just think you guys are the best for all these efforts and I hope that you will continue all your good deeds. I know you guys will always be blessed. =)


One thing I do love about the cold is the fact that I can practice my layering skills. I can hardly layer my outfits in Manila and it has been so much fun being able to wear a lot of coats and boots over here! Sometimes I wish I can dress like this back home.
















Photography by Eunice Vallesteros of Purple Dot Photography
Call 09178153485 for bookings

Blonde Hair by Angelo Falconi III
www.angelofalconi.com
Call 8051396 for appointments


Cocktail Ring by OLEIC by Cielo Fronteras

Bag from Brilvant Clothiers
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BrilvantClothiers
Instagram: @brilvantclothiers


Origami Shorts from Maliche Clothing
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MalicheClothing
Instagram: @malicheclothing

Boots: Nine West

Coat: Ferragamo

Top: Cotton On