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:

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

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Posted in Uncategorized

FIND Your SOLEMATE!

I’m beginning to feel like summer-ready!

You may wonder why? Well for evident reasons after browsing What She Wears Sole Facebook page , I went shoe crazy as I sought to update my wardrobe with a palette of striking colors. There’s nothing like bright accessories to get you more chic on summer days.

I feel giddy when my orders arrived yesterday. It was actually Raquiza’s fault..hahaha.She persuaded me to browse the site and I admit, I instantly fell in love with their collection. So love at first sight does exist! Haha!

These shoes will surely catch anyones attention cause believe me, it’s that bright and uber cute! I can’t wait to wear these over and over!

What She Wears Sole has so many styles to choose from! From comfy flats to sexy sandals, strappy heels and wedges to easy-to-wear pumps.

For orders and inquiry, you may check their Facebook page –https://www.facebook.com/whatshewears.sole#!/whatshewears.sole/photos_stream

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Posted in Our little man, Parenting style

Yes,finally!

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 Yuletide Season 2012

Time for festivity – Cool and Vibrant Christmas tree

Happy Monday everyone!

Today’s post is still related to Christmas. Our theme is centered around ” Cool and Vibrant “

which is perfect for those of you who enjoy simple, elegant and vibrant decor during the holidays.

We chose a theme that goes with the colors and style we already have.

The ways to make blue work in a home are almost limitless.

Blues and silvers meanwhile are perfect for a cooler vibe.But with a generous splashes of white and glass ornaments we can seamlessly host both Christmas and New Year festivities without worrying for change.

 I am really drawn to the simplicity and beauty of it! It’s
elegant, fresh and a nice change from using the traditional Christmas red and green
color.

How do you feel the festive magic of styling your christmas tree this year?

Posted in "ME" time

The party night ensembles..

First of all, please allow me to share this I just really need to blog this because first I seldom see my colleagues (filipina) in an alluring and dazzling outfit.Second they all look pretty..Don’t you think so??

Kaya please bear with me. I know we are not fashonista but I just want to keep this for the record para me pang asar ako sa kanila..They are not maarte like me!! hehe

Di ba nga it’s our company’s party yesterday and we made sure to dress accordingly,knowing how this event are such huge things we wanted to make sure we wore the right dress to the said occassion.

Let’s all take a moment to check out the gorgeous ladies..

Outfit recap: dress from Forever 21; fab shoes – from New Look..

She look so hot!! Doesn’t she??

Who would have thought that this seductive woman is already a mother of two(boy and girl) and happily married. We always referred her as one of associate partner of our company.

When we need something to air in the management, we will teased her to talked to them in our behalf …haha

Outfit recap – Splash dress,New Look shoes and fab tussle earrings from Splash!!

The sweet-sweetan peg!

Call our office and she’ll answer the phone with a british accent! Our british/american/filipina colleague/dear friend/loveable receptionist.

Outfit recap: ensembles from H&M with bib necklace Forever 21

Simple yet so class..Super like the bib necklace!!

The lady behind the green pages listings. Beware gents! She’s taken already!!

outfit recap: dress from ELLE collection,New Look Shoes,Forever 21 bib necklace and 168 mall headpiece..

My gypsy inspired peg..The effect of not allowed to wash the hair for days..hehe

I’m the face behind the artwork department. The super taray-tarayan head of artwork..haha

For my make up I went for the basic with bright red lips look. My red lipstick shade for this event was Channel Gipsy Scarlet.

I super dooper like my headpiece..actually mura lang sya nabili ko sa Divisoria way back 2010. Since I am happy with my locks I might be using this headpiece over and over again..Hahaha..

my gypsy inspired look

I had a great and super fun night with these beauties..

As I am about to end this post, here’s a photo of us in a wacky shot..

Thank you ladies for allowing me post your outfit! My gosh you are all gorgeous!

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
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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 Family matters, Our little man, Parenting style

Child Care 101 – Hair Cut Dilemma

Who has not dreamt for their toddlers to have a nice, easy cut?

Taking little A to the kiddie salon for a haircut can be very stressful..

Yesterday we had screaming, crying, loads of tears, anger, shouting, lashing out moment! In times like this, it is very hard to please him that even bribing doesn’t work.Though we are anticipating a meltdown and major drama the entire time still we can’t figure out why all of sudden he acts up at the salon.

It took us sometime to finally convinced him to had his hair cut.

Hubby said that for the past two months little A has been behaving well while he’s getting his hair done. Although he was sitting on his daddy’s lap still he wasn’t throwing a fit. NO TANTRUMS.No DRAMA.No CRYING. and NO SCENE CAUSING toddler.

I must say that little A is only making paawa every time I’m around.

How do you normally prepare your kiddos to have their hair cut? Maybe next time it would be better, less stressed without me being there at the salon.What do you think?

Do you think playing pretend play – kiddie salon would help?  We’ll have combs, water spray,and pretend scissors.I will be his stylist while he will sit on his car like in kiddie salon then I’ll try to explain that the stylist will never hurt him and there’s nothing to be afraid of getting hair cut.  Then he might be less stressed next time we visit a salon.

Hmmm..let’s see next month if we’ll still facing the same dilemma.

How about you mommies, what do you suggest? Please let me know your thoughts.