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CURRENT FAVORITES | Skin Care + Lip Care + Scents

March 29, 2018

And I’m back to writing haha! I haven’t been actively writing for the past 6 months and now that I’m on a holiday break I decided to work on my blog and post something. In case you’re wondering where I’ve been, I’ve been employed and I’m back to working full time. I won’t share a lot about it but I just want to give myself a pat on the back for facing my laptop and finally writing a new post for you guys.

Current Favorites
In this post, I’ll be sharing with you my current favorites for the past months. These are the products that I’ve been using recently and I’m totally digging them. I’m not really an expert on this matter but I just want to share these things to you guys. Let’s get started!

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CosRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

I’m not really a skin care expert but this product made my skin supple and it’s a good everyday facial wash. It doesn’t have a fragrant smell and it doesn’t produce that much bubbles when you lather it on your face. Overall this gel cleanser works and it simply made my skin care game so much better.

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CosRX Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Not really a fan of so much skin care products but I decided to try this one out. I got from Beauty MNL and I’ve been using it together with CosRX’s Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser. To be honest, I really don’t know the purpose of Galactomyces but I can say that it evened out my skin tone and it made my skin brighter.

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L’Occitane’s Eau De L’Occitan

I finally found my signature scent (for now). This EDT from L’Occitane is by far the best perfume I have. It has this light powdery scent to keep you smelling fresh the whole day. BEST.PURCHASE.EVER.RRR.RRR.

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Lush Dirty Body Spray

I actually got curious about the packaging that’s why I bought this body spray from Lush. I’ve been addicted perfume recently because of Kris Aquino and now I’m exploring different scents. What I like about this is that it has this fresh minty scent that’s light and it stays on the whole day.

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Beach Born Bam Balm

I’ve tried this so many times and I got myself tons of this already. There’s just so much to love about this lip scrub from Beach Born. I find it so relaxing whenever I exfoliate my lips and the brown sugar content of this balm is a treat. You may even ask my workmates about how I abuse this product while at work.

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Lucas’ Papaw Ointment

Another addition to my current fave is this Lucas Papaw Ointment. I knew about this because of watching celebrity bag raids and I decided to get one for myself to actually try it out and see what the hype is all about. But THE HYPE IS FRIGGIN REAL I totally love this product and I swear by it. I just don’t like that it’s so sticky and it takes a while to set.

And that’s it for my current faves. I hope you enjoyed my list and I can’t wait to share more about these products. I promise to blog more often and maybe revive my YouTube channel too. Don’t forget to follow me on my social media accounts!

Fitness

Regain Fitness at Crossfit MNL | MNLFIT NORTH

August 28, 2017

Early this year I decided to try a different program with my workout and I got exposed to weightlifting. At first, I was just focused on one lift and I wasn’t able to train for other big lifts and some complex lift. I was so focused on strength and power and with that I was able to hit a new PR from 135kg to 185kg. It was a 50kg jump from my previous record and with the results I got, I fell in love with it and decided to learn more lifts and focus on weightlifting.

MNLFitNorth1Last June, I joined Crossfit MNL – Commonwealth which is now MNLFit – North Commonwealth so I can train for weightlifting and powerlifting. They currently offer 3 types of programs that are suited for your fitness level.

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  • WOD Gymnastics, kettlebell, running, weightlifting, and plyometrics all rolled into one class. The best thing you could do to look good naked.
  • BOOT CAMP Super Cardio workout minus the weights. Highly recommended for beginners or for regulars who want to focus on conditioning.
  • FOUNDATIONS The Foundations class is there to make sure that your form and technique are correct. You will be taught the basics and proper forms of movements like deadlifts, front squats, cleans, and presses.

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I started out with Boot Camp classes to kickstart my CFMNL experience. It was so much fun and it’s really tiring. If you think that the Boot Camp classes are easy, you better think twice. This class also brings out the beast in you, from different bodyweight exercises, to kettlebells and more. The Boot Camp class is something that you shouldn’t under estimate. After a month of doing Boot Camp classes, they finally had a schedule for the Foundations class. The Foundations class is very importatnt if you really wanna try out Crossfit. In this class, they teach you step by step techniques on how you perfect your form as you lift, they also explained the different types of lifts you’ll perform for the WOD classes and how it should be done. It is really a pre-requisite course before you hit your WOD classes because without it, you might not do the lifts properly and just injure yourself.

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Now, let’s talk about the WOD classes. Okay let’s start with the things I like. First, I like that it’s very challenging and it will really push you to your limits. It’s something that I really enjoyed because as you all know I’m a very competitive person. I really like beating my previous records and making new ones as well. WOD or Workout Of The Day is the core of Crossfit MNL. In this class you’ll get exposed to different exercises from powerlifting, weightlifting, gymnastics, and many more. With that, you’ll get to practice the skills that you learned from the foundations class, acquire new lifts, continuosly progress and hit a new PR. What do I hate about crossfit? NOTHING! Well I kind of hate myself when I miss some sessions and perform poorly during class.Like what I’ve mentioned earlier, it really pushes me to set new records and be the best version of myself.

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I know that I still have a long way to go in my Crossfit journey and there’s no one stopping me. TO be honest, I got really hooked with it and I just keep coming back for more. Recently I’ve be doing back to back classes and MNLFit North and I’m enjoying very bit of it. If you’re interested to try out MNLFit North – Commonwealth’s WOD and Boot Camp classes, you may call them at 0927 728 9814 or send them a message on their Facebook account.

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MNLFit North – Commonwealth is located at ADL Building, Holy Spirit Drive cor. Faustino Street Quezon City, Philippines. Book your trial class today and #RegainFitness with CFMNL.

Photos by Lharen Valencia of Neon OvenTHANKS!

 

 

 

Fitness

Let’s Spread More Happy | ENERVON

August 18, 2017

As a certified millennial, I love to do so many things at the same time. I juggle so many hats to further enhance my skills, widen my network, and have fun. I’m the type of person who’s very adventurous and would want to try out tons of things. But balancing all of it requires more energy to keep you going. Good thing I’m equipped with my favorite multivitamin, Enervon!

Enervon1Recently, I joined the #14DaysWithEnervon challenge and tested out my energy and happiness level while I juggle work, workout, and good times. Having an active lifestyle really requires you to have additional energy to keep you going all throughout the day. In the duration of the #LetsSpreadMoreHappy challenge I was able to accomplish so many things, from lifting weights, managing my niece’s homework, meetings, and un moments with my family and friends. 
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I’m really happy that I have Enervon with me. The added energy it gave me made me more productive, more healthy, and more happy. I’m glad that I did this challenge, and now I want to spread more happiness to everyone.

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Join the #14DaysWithEnervon challenge and let’s all beat our personal records, be healthier, be more productive, and #LetsSpreadMoreHappy.

Fitness

GUIDE TO LOSING WEIGHT WHILE TRAVELING | Formoline L112

August 1, 2017

During the summer season, I’ve leveled up my eating game and tried out the famous Ketogenic Diet. I did this to shock my body and let my body experience more changes aesthetically. It was very challenging at first but I managed to get through the tough parts which is the first two weeks. I thought I was done with fighting with my cravings but I also realized that I have planned out of the country trips this year. With that I decided to go on a #KetoBreak. I did this in order for me to enjoy mg vacation and fully experience the country that I’m visiting.

Formoline04As you all know, I recently came from a trip in Bangkok, Thailand. It was a fun filled trip with all the shopping and dining experiences. On this trip, I decided to go on a #KetoBreak and I ate whatever I want, whenever I want. It was such a glorious moment when I got some toast and jam during the breakfast buffet. I ate so much carbs and sweets during the entire trip. I had a feast and devoured all the foods that I can’t eat. To be honest I got a bit scared because I might gain weight quickly as my body is not under the state of ketosis anymore. And can you guess what happened when I weighed myself when I got back? I DIDN’T GAIN WEIGHT. I got really happy that I didn’t gain weight and I managed to stay on my current state. Wanna know some tips on how I did it?

  1. KEEP WALKING – It’s really fun and it saves you a lot of money. Instead of taking taxis or riding the tuktuk, walking will expose you to a lot of things. Street foods are pretty good in Thailand and for sure you’ll be able to see tons off carts as you walk in the streets. Another great benefit of walking? It burns calories🔥🔥🔥.
  1. SHARE YOUR FOOD – Aside from shopping, Bangkok is also known for the wide variety of street foods. With their generous servings, it’s quite impossible to have a taste of every food that catches your attention. It will be best to share your food with your travel buddy so you can really try more food and save some moolah as well.

Formoline033.  TAKE FORMOLINE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPLEMENTS – Yes! I do take this weight management supplement so I can stick to my fitness goals. FORMOLINE L112 can offer you different results based on your goals. If  you’re into weight loss, you may take two tables twice daily. Also, the main component of Formoline L112 is the dietary fibre Polyglucosamine (specification L112), which has a very high fat-binding capacity. L112 is a natural indigestible fibre made from crustaceans. Formoline L112 can also be taken long term to stabilise weight. Especially during the first weeks of slimming, Formoline L112 helps with a change in nutrition and increases motivation due to its simple application and the slimming success.

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Formoline L112 also has this cute travel pill case to keep you on track even while you’re in transit or travelling in another country. Another thing that I liked with this weight loss supplement is that it binds part of the dietary fat within the gastrointestinal tract, so it cannot be absorbed by the body anymore. Formoline L112 is sold in pharmacies only. It helps to further reduce the daily calorie intake below the actual demand and thus supports faster slimming.

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Formoline L112 is available in Mercury Drug, Watsons, and Lazada. To know more about this amazing weight managament supplement, you may check out their facebook page Formoline L112.

Events, Fashion, Food

Oh My Greek!

July 23, 2017

Last week my blogger friends and I went for a road trip to Pinto Art Museum for the launch of Pascual Greek Yogurt’s newest variants. It was a perfect place to conduct the launch because every corner of the place was picturesque. Pinto Art Museum is definitely a blogger’s haven. We got there a bit early that’s why we had the luxury of exploring the place and takes loads of OOTDs and IG fillers.

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We were asked to wear something white or blue and I decided to go for both HAHAHA. I haven’t been taking OOTDs in a while and I guess that I should make way for a spot for this post on my blog.

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Specs FOREVER 21 | Pinstriped Shirt SM MEN’S FASHION | Ripped Jeans KOREA | Loafers TODS

Thank you Angela for being so patient in taking my OOTDs.

OhMyGreek10OhMyGreek11I’ve been a fan of Pascual’s Greek Yogurt ever since and to be honest I hoard them. If you’re really looking for a healthy snack that’s just right on the budget with excellent taste, I recommend Pascual’s Greek Yogurt. During the event, they launched two new variants, Berry and Vanilla flavor. Both are really delicious and are very healthy. Aside from the fact that it’s rich in probiotics and other vitamins, it’s also very tasty and can be used as a substitute to your favorite dessert.

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OhMyGreek8Pascual’s Greek Yogurt is widely available in Metro Manila. You can buy it from your favorite supermarket and convenience stores.

Events, Fitness

FITFIL NATIONAL WEIGHTLOSS CHALLENGE

July 7, 2017

A lot of people have been asking me about my weight loss journey. To be honest I really want to write about it but I feel like I need to assess myself more and really look back on what happened. There might be a tendency for me to write a long blog post about it if someone won’t structure all my thoughts for that post since I’m really invested to it. Speaking of weight loss, I’m really happy that a lot of Filipinos now are becoming health buffs and are being more conscious about their lifestyle.

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FWD2Another reason to motivate you is FitFil or the Fit Filipino National Weight Loss Challenge spearheaded by the power duo in the fitness industry Coach Jim and Coach Toni Saret. The FitFitl challenge aims to accumulate 1,000,000 lbs lost to fellow Filipinos who accepted the challenge and pledge a number of pounds to lose.

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FWD5With that, FitFil will be throwing several fitness parties and activities all over the Philippines together with FWD Life Philippines to assure that we’ll all able start moving and to commit to the challenge. They’ve also partnered with different government organizations and other associations in order to entice more people and show the force that the Philippines is ready for some good change.

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FWD7Those who wish to take part in the FitFil National Weight Loss Challenge and donate weight loss pledges are invited to log on to the campaign’s official website, www.fitfil.ph.