Posted in Motherhood

Beauty Review – Posh Nails at SM San Lazaro

It’s not often that I get to have my nails done by professionals due to my busy schedule. Taking care of my three kids demands all my time. As much as I wish I could do it regularly but my hectic load doesn’t really permit me to do so.   
Thankfully, I had an unplanned grocery shopping last week when daddy A and I agreed to meet in SM San Lazaro.

Since it will take time fetching Kuya Angelo and I have Isabelle with me I decided to had my nail done na lang.When I entered the branch, the receptionist welcomed me with a smile. 

Posh Nails Hand and Foot Spa’s is located at the ground floor of the mall. I love the place’s ambiance! It was so pretty. The interiors were simple yet fabulous. There were white sofas with pink and purple pillows that were very comfortable and inviting, and the staff are very friendly.  


I checked out their service menu and went for POSH Spoiling for my feet.After paying the receptionist  ushered me inside where Amy the attendant is patiently prepping everything.

My feet were first soaked in warm water before the foot spa. Next, Amy used Citrus Scrub to remove some dead skin. 

While I am having my me- time, Isabelle naman is also enjoying talking to the other clients and staff. She’s so bubbly!

 The Citrus mask was slathered and left on my feet and legs for several minutes before my skin got moisturized with the lotion that smells delicious! 

 Later, I fully got to appreciate the whole treatment when I felt how soft and smooth the skin on my feet and legs are.

The verdict – great staff , reasonable prices and nails look fabulous!


Lower Ground Floor SM San Lazaro, Manila

02- 4938228 / 0916-4432288 


Posted in Diary of Newbie Mom Recommends

Diary of a newbie mom recommends: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – Skin Therapy Oil



As a mother of two and house manager of our home I would say that taking care of our skin is really important. A good routine is vital: cleanse, hydrate, repair and moisturize.

Humidity and extraordinary extremes from 50 degree heat to cold air conditioning can leave the skin dry and dehydrated. It’s important to protect the skin from drying out but with the weather here mean that thick lotions or creams are no-no and very uncomfortable.


When Palmer’s Middle East sent to my house their newly launched product I am very excited to try it.I’ve been using it for almost two weeks now and I highly recommend it to all the mommies like me who always want to have radiant skin and look good even after a very tiring day. The results are remarkable.The  Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – Skin Therapy Oil is formulated to improve the appearance of scars,stretch marks, dry damaged skin, uneven skin tone and aging skin. With the addition of powerful ingredient Cetesomate E complex an integral component of the Rapidermal Absorption System that acts as a delivery system for the other ingredients, improving spreadability and skin absorption.



Now it’s an effortless way to natural looking glow we always crave all through the day, The  Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – Skin Therapy Oil is our perfect formula for beautiful skin and keep our skin moisturized,glowing and ensures continuous hydration anytime.

For more information about their latest products,you may like them in Facebook-

* this is sponsored post but all the reviews are from me*




Posted in "ME" time

My pregnancy vanity ek-ek..

Hope everyone has had a wonderful week!.. Today’s topic is all about “pregnancy vanity” or in short umaarteng buntis..haha

Like any other mommies we should be cautious on any beauty products that we used everyday, simply because some topical ingredients get absorbed into the bloodstream and passed thru to our babies.

Pero aminin sometimes we just want to look pretty kahit buntis. I’m not the type of preggy kasi na nag go-glow ang skin kahit buntis. Well, for some reason I can’t find time to fix myself before going to work. I woke up super late my routine is ligo,bihis then go na without combing my hair. I combed my hair if it’s dry na kasi I have extreme falling hair.

But last week while waited for hubby in Mall of the Emirates, I got the chance to stopped by sa The Bodyshop store. I really don’t have any intentions of buying anything aside from my body scrub ung para loofah pero plastic (ano ngang tawag dun??)

While I was inside the shop I saw my favorite lip and cheek stain naexcite lang ako kya I took one and I was supposed to go to the counter na when I walked through their BB cream products. I loved using BB cream but again I need to stop now that I’m pregnant but when I asked the promo girl if their products are safe for preggy mom she said yes kasi di ba The Bodyshop products  are all animal free testing and their products are made from mostly natural ingredients. Since I was already getting make-up items I also bought na din facial powder di pa pala kasama ung sponge dun separate pa. After paying my bills I realized  that I exceeded to my budget. Ubos na ung allowance ko for one month..haha

I am no expert when it comes to vanity what good for me may not be good for others. I choose to use their products because gusto ko lang umarte at maging maganda..haha. In fact yesterday I received compliments that I look pretty daw..chos! By the way, I am using Cetaphil for my face..di pa naman ako gumanda sa kaartehan kong yan..hehe

Here’s my loot:

this will always be my favorite kasi it looks like I’m always blushing..mamula-mula lang ang pisngi..
one of my latest find and I absolutely loving hides my blemishes..
I’m always using L’Oreal foundation but this is also good for my skin tone..
super lambot sa body especially with L’Occitane milk and Honey body wash


Posted in "ME" time

Beauty Within @ Fluid Salon,DMC

Living in Dubai our hair is subjected to some pretty harsh conditions. Year round sunshine, AC and smoggy air. No matter how rigorous our home routine is, a quick trip to the salon on a regular basis is something we can do to our crowning glory.

With my hair looking dry, frizzy, unmanageable and certainly not as smooth as I’d like, I went to Fluid Salon located in Concord Tower, Dubai Media City near our office. Yipeee!!

They say first impression last and I certainly always found this to be true – the décor here is stylish and contemporary and refreshingly light and airy.

After analyzing my hair I learnt that it is slightly dehydrated.Now that I am pregnant, I knew that I can’t keep my hair tidy so I opted to cut it short but not to the point I’ll look balyena.

The hairdresser cleaned my hair thoroughly using L’Oreal products. This was followed by gentle massage on my scalp which I may have dozed off.

Being guilty of not having had hair treatment for quite sometime, I saw fabulous results. My hair was incredibly soft and smooth and ready to face the world again.

Hair Cut costs Dhs 150 but it’s worth every penny!

For further details you may visit their website







Posted in Our little man, Parenting style


Little A inherited he’s pagiging kulot with his dad. Both of them has wavy hair. So ampanget pag humaba parang ang kapal. As much as we wanted not to stress ourselves and little A over the hair cut issue, we have no choice but to go to Kids Salon.

The night before the schedule we talked to him and convinced him that tito needs to cut his hair again and tito (the stylist) will never hurt him and nothing to be scared of being in the salon.

Come Friday morning we are so worried that he might cause a scene again just as last time. You know the one they all go through.

But miracle happen!

Only a mommy would get teary over her kid NOT  throwing a temper tantrum..

Is this the sign that he’s really growing up na??

This time… I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter, better behaved little  guy.

And we made some really great memories that day…

Sana magtuloy-tuloy na!

Bagay nia ang gupit nia noh?? Gupit binata! So cute

Posted in "ME" time

Tame your mane attraction

If you have ever thought of yourself to some hair treatment.Indulge in a little luxury with a Brazilian Keratin Hair treatment package at Royz Salon located in Golden Tulip,Al Barsha
Golden Tulip Hotel lobby
Roy Salon is located on the 1st floor of the hotel

Since coming to UAE, for whatever reason my hair just seems to be out of shape and getting thinner. There are some that says it’s the water,others because I gave birth to little A.Whatever the reason is, its real issue and no matter what I do I can’t seem to get back the thick,fullness bodied locks I once had.
Over the years I have tried different products but it looked like I was stuck with falling hair. Then I saw offer at Groupon Dubai- Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening Treatment,  Hair Cut, Wash & Eyebrow Threading for AED189 instead of AED 2250.Whoa! This is exactly what I need. A treatment that will repair my damaged hair and will bring radiance and glow to my locks. Yipeee!!
Then we became so busy that I forgot about it. Luckily Groupon is always sending reminder email. my voucher will expire today..hehehe
before the treatment – posing muna

I called the salon if  hair colouring is included in the package and the receptionist said that it is separate. Since I am prone to white hair and colouring is always an option for me I asked my sister Raquiza if she can dye my hair..hahaha. One of the perks of having a sister here.hehe

closer look of my hair
My appointment is set at 1pm but I came late due too kakuparang kumilos. But when we get there the salon was jam-packed maybe because our voucher is near to expiring.
Anyway, when I came there the kabayan from the reception gave me two options. Option one –  if I want my hair to be wash on the very same day then I need to pay extra aed 200 kasi daw they are using much concentrated product. Option two – use the voucher without paying extra but I can’t wash my hair for four days. Hmmm..this were not explained to me when I booked. I don’t have plans of paying extra so I asked the kabayan what’s the difference and she said the first one is formaldehyde free and the latter is with formaldehyde. Again I asked would that be a big issue and she said “no naman” it’s still the same formula,the same product but the first one is more advance kasi nga you don’t need to wait for days before you can wash it.
I took the second option na lang. Naisip ko 4 days lang naman carry ko na yun kesa naman I’ll pay aed 200 more.
The stylist prepared the set-up and within minutes she applied the treatment. After applying the treatment she informed me to wait for 30 minutes and then she will iron my hair after to make sure that the medicine will leave on my hair.
happy with my new locks..
I was genuinely impressed with the result. Goodbye to “mahangin ba sa labas look”.My hair felt great,full of volume that I hadn’t seen in years. And the whole process had taken one in a half hour only. When I asked about maintenance, I was advise not to clip my hair for a while and strictly follow rule DO NOT WASH for days.It sounds disgusting but it is recommended.
I was I also told if I want to give a full look,be sure to iron it first before washing. This will create a flirty look daw..

For booking and appointment

  • Call 04-3401415
  • Book at least 48 hours in advance /subject to availability
  • 12-hour cancellation policy applies

* Groupon is now offering same package, go and GRAB it!

Posted in "ME" time, Married Life

Food for the soul

Like many women each morning, we wake up, sip a cup of coffee, take a shower and then get ready to meet the world. Pick out an outfit (preferably one that makes us look lighter), do our hair and put on makeup. Finally, we add jewelry and maybe a purse. Voila! We are ready to meet the day.

Caring for our outward appearance is not wrong . . . as long as we don’t neglect focusing on our inner thoughts and attitudes too.  In the midst of our busy lives, God often gets pushed to the bottom of our to-do lists. But spiritual growth happens from the inside out.

Try this: Tomorrow as you shower, praise God for the cleansing that Jesus’ forgiveness provides. As you’re getting dressed, thank God for clothing you with Christ’s righteousness. When you put on your moisturizer, ask God to soften your heart to his leading throughout the day. As you apply your makeup, thank him for being the foundation of your life. When you put in your contacts/eyeglass, ask God to give you eyes to see his workings in the world. And as you put on your earrings, thank him for beautifying your life with the fruits of the Spirit.

Jeremiah 2:32 “Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.”