Fitness Diary : Aurorae Yoga- bringing the best of you

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Want to get slimmer or just want to relieve the stress in your body? Yoga lessons have many benefits not just to your physical body but for the inside too. Physiological benefits includes weight improves, improves sleep, increases immunity, decreases whatever pain you have in your body, cardiovascular efficiency increases, endocrine and gastrointestinal improves and among many others benefits.

I have heard that it can also help you psychologically especially if you are having anxiety or depression which i for one experienced. I have  memory problems and sometimes forgot things so i guess this could be addressed too.  The benefits of yoga have been evident on different studies and many people have attest to that. Improving our whole being is what I think is every body’s desire.

I have always wanted to try yoga but was not able to do so.  I remember buying a yoga dvd so i can practice at home considering the fee for a yoga lessons would cost me much.  Yoga is an excellent way to tone my muscle and will surely remove the excess fats i have in my body which i have been mentioning in most of my posts.  It can also helps you to have a beautiful skin, imagine that and who doesn’t want that?

 I have recently seen in the featured news about a yoga trainer who teach yoga to mommy including their small little babies and it looks really great to see them, especially those children learning yoga.

Now, you have the desire to learn so the next thing will be, finding the best accessories that you can use to begin your journey and that’s where Aurorae yoga’s accessory can help you, from mats to bags and different yoga props and accessory, you can find whatever you need.

And I specifically love their Northern lights yoga mat.  Made with eco-safe material, it’s biodegradable and Phthalates free. It’s really long and you can really fit even if your a tall woman.    The best thing i see about this mat is it’s durability.  It can withstand days of working out without you worrying that it may break or tear apart.

northern yoga mats

I also learned that each mat is unique and no two mats are exactly the same which means, it’s definitely for you alone, giving you the will to bring out your potential and live the power that you most needed.

With northern lights yoga mat, my journey on getting a fitter and better me starts and i hope i can post some pictures of me when i’m ready enough to do those yoga pose i have seeing all over the net because it’s really hard and i kept on tumbling down.

Another must have is Aurorae apparel.  Looking at it, i was really curious what’s the difference between the other sports apparel i have since it looks exactly the same but feeling it, you will know that there is a big difference,









Since most sports apparel are cotton, Aurorae yoga tank top is made from Lenzing modal which is more softer and very light.  The fiber that was used for this is eco-friendly and you know how much i advocate eco-friendly materials and this one is indeed affordable.

Aurorae yoga accessories are affordable, you don’t need to break your budget to get one and your money is worth spent is totally worth it with the benefits yoga can give you.

Aurorae offers yoga mats in illuminating colors, a focal point icon and extra long in length. Aurorae offers the best reviewed yoga mats, accessories & props online. You can browse their yoga mats, yoga bags, yoga accessories and yoga props on their website and you know what’s even best,  one of my lovely readers will get a chance to get their own Northern lights yoga mat, for them to start their yoga journey. So, better watch out for this because this is included on my big bash giveaway specially for all of you. 

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I’m the Daddy – Daddy Scrubs ultimate Daddy pack

I’m the Daddy!  Yes, we often heard that when somebody praised our children or during the hospital when we are on labor.  We are happy and delighted to become mom but daddies are very proud and joyful when they are recognized.

But just like mothers, our proud dads are very hands on with their children.  My hubby for example has his fair share of taking care of  our two kids when they were little.  Since, I undergone caesarean session, i still need time to recuperate and for that reason hubby takes most of the job on overseeing the children.

Now, i guess he deserves to receive a gift especially made for Daddy like him.  His really delighted to see his new bag and I even told him that it’s a perfect bag to fill in our Ritz diaper when we go out. It’s a perfect bag for all Daddy  on the go.

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Daddy Scrubs Daddy Diaper pack is a perfect companion for dads, created and manufactured by Daddyscrubs.A brand that introduces daddy gifts including their signature Daddy Scrubs, I’m the Daddy tees, hoodies, hats and accessories including this diaper bag.

The bag has a side that can be used to place water bottles, baby bottles, and sippy cups .  It has a big pouch for the diapers and some things like wipes or to put all the dirty stuffs of our baby.  The inside is really big and i guess can accommodate even towels .  It has an insulated cooler pocket which is indeed perfect to place some snacks or food needed to prepare for Ritz.

The front organizer is a perfect place to put small essentials and it’s really good because the strap is big enough that even with heavy things inside,  it is still comfortable in your arms and back.  With it’s polyester material, i guess you will never get afraid when unexpected rain falls down.  This is a great bag when you are thinking of going to an escapade this summer, adventure get away or even for weekly visit to the mall.

DaddyScrubs was born and conceptualized by Robert Nickell  when he thought that the market is missing something, a comfortable delivery room attire for dad and that’s were   the “Delivery Room Duds for Dads’ with the eye-catching and large-lettered proclamation: “I’m the Daddy! was created. (source) Since the creation in 2009, Daddy Scrubs are now growing with different accessories introduce.

 For me this thought is really genius after all our dads deserves to receive such gifts especially created for them, to reward them on their hard works. 

So, if you are expecting or knew somebody whose going to be a new dad, this is a perfect gift for them.


This Daddy gift set includes their signature DaddyScrubs, I’m the Daddy™ Tee, Hat, Coffee Mug, Pens, Magnet and Stickers.





For me,it’s a real genius and a work of a loving father to create such ideas.  No wonder even big Hollywood celebrities are now wearing their I’m the Daddy accessories.   Now, i wonder if  there is a gift like this especially created for new moms.  I would definitely love to have one of that.

 Learn more about Daddy Scrub with this youtube video.

Learn more about their products here by liking Daddy Scrubs on Facebook,  or interact with them at twitter .  Pin your favorites on Pinterest,  Subscribe to their you tube ,  Follow them on Instagram or get the latest post at their blog

Now, you can get 10% discount when ordering on the site by using this code before check out, “BLOG13″ .  and here’s the best part,  Daddy Scrubs is very generous to give one of my readers a chance to have their very own I’m the Daddy Diaper bag just like the one I’ve got.

Winning is very easy,  just follow the mechanics below. Good luck !

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Hosted by :  Fitness, Fashion and Freebies – Sponsored by Daddyscrubs

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Simply Jess  –  Melandria’s Musings –  Journey of a Dreamer

Daddy Scrubs is a brand who rewards expecting fathers or fathers with little kids. They offer different unique gifts and gift sets which can be perfect for baby showers, holidays, special season or just as a way of expressing your congratulations . There one-of-a-kind ‘Delivery Room duds for Dads’ will give new dads a feeling of being special and comfortable during one of life’s most exciting times.

One lucky winner will get I’m the Daddy Diaper Pack

value at $ 69.95.

Give away is from April 4-9, 2013, 12:00 AM. Open to continental US only , 18+, To enter, please use the rafflecopter below.

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Bring your sexy side with corset chick

Let’s face it, when we become a mother , whether were working or just a stay at home mom taking care of the kids,  our main priorities in life changes too and that includes on how we looks and what  we wear.

There are days that when we are too stressed out with every day’s duties and responsibilities that when we look at the mirror, we couldn’t even see the glamorous or fashionable side of us instead what we see is a passionate mom/wife taking and making sure that her family is well loved and cared.

I don’t see anything wrong with it after all when we decided to become mothers, our views and aspirations changes too.  But then for this reason, some  marriages failed too because husband sees their wife as just the mother of their kids and they tend to look out for others for surprises and adventures.

That’s why, It is just right that we need to look good too not just for our husband but also for ourselves after all we are entitled to that.  Corsetchick is definitely one site that you need to discover, they offer sexy corsets not just for petite woman but also for plus size woman.  You would definitely smile while looking at their wide collections of different corset.

 Whether your playing fun, attending a party or going out for a dinner, this corset is definitely something you need inside your closet.

Honestly, i had a hard time picking my choice since i love to have several of them but in the end, i choose this gold sequin corset top.  It has a fully adjustable criss cross ribbon lace at the back and the front is just a mild sweetheart cut which can give you a sexy look even if you don’t have that sexy front.  (how i wish i  have even as half as this sexy curve-:).

Now, i’m looking forward to wear this on special occasion.

Looking for a sexy and lovely corset,  visit Corsetchick today or like their Facebook page to gets update.

Now, here’s the great part,  one lucky reader of this site will get a chance to choose their own corset top under $30.  Watch out for the giveaway mechanics, so better come back or else you’ll missed it.

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Healthy make-up – Avon BB Cream Review

It’s the latest beauty craze in town.  Ever since Blemish balm or beauty balm  ( BB cream for short) hits the market,  many consumers and beauty junkie are head over hills about this products.
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There are many brands of BB cream in the market today, since I have tried Maybelline’s BB cream, i have used it since then.  But when I seen this Avon’s latest BB cream i could not help myself not to try them for a change.

BB cream are ultimate beauty savior.  It conceal, protect, soothe, hydrate and brighten all together.  So, for those busy ladies (especially mom like me) this product is simply what we needed.

What’s good with this BB cream is that it has a SPF /PA .  Hydrates your skin leaving it more smooth, reduces the redness of your face, nurture as well revitalize your skin leaving it with a healthy glow.

This product only comes in Nude, so i don’t know how it will work on other skin texture but it pretty works for me.  This BB cream is recommended for those who has less time to wear foundation and full make-up because it leaves your face, natural with a glow.

The odor is very light and the texture is not as thicker as the other BB cream i have tried before.  I suggest you use this during daytime. And the most important part is it’s affordable and could not break your budget.

wearing Avon;s BB cream

wearing Avon;s BB cream

You be the judge, tell me does it cover my blemishes?  I have this big pimple on the left side of my face and some breakouts , now it reminds me that I really need to get a facial scrub.

Angela & Roi handbags – Fashion for a cause

I always believe that giving back and sharing the things you have especially to the needy can make your life even more happier and fruitful.  It’s not because you wish for something in return but it is because of your passion to help someone.   I guess,  I was born with a passionate mind and heart although I can be  selfish sometimes, my friends would often tell me that I have that passionate desire to help not just in terms of money but with effort, my time and whatever i can do to help you, whether it’s emotional or physical.

If only i was born in a rich family, I might have become a philanthropist or perhaps devoted my time to help others but it’s a different story and I am forever grateful that other people have given their help so I can finish my secondary education with full scholarship  so I can go to college and finish it as a working student.

That is perhaps one of my reason why I created Fashion and Passion Online, my other blog who caters different fashion ideas and my passionate desire to share cancer awareness and other causes.

That is the same reason how Angela and Roi Handbags are created. They believe that looking good and fabulous are not just for the rich and famous and with this the ideas they introduce a new concept in handbags.  They create boutique-quality, minimally and classically designed handbags at a competitive price.  The vintage designs with a modern touch was created in different colors with a specific purpose and that’s to help different causes , particularly patients who are suffering from cancer.

angela and roi handbags

Angela and Roi Handbags are created from vegan leather instead of animal leather.  Because of their passion to provide beautiful and competitive handbags, these two South Korean born Boston based founders have teamed up to give fashion a meaning.

Each colors represents different awareness and when you buy that specific handbag , $5 dollars will be donated on that specific cause.  Here are some of my favorites from their Handbags collection and the corresponding causes.

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I would definitely love to have one of those, especially the mini pink cross body.  Having one not just shows your fashion side but also you can wear them with pride because you knew in your heart that you have helped a great cause.

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Colors and Cause Giveaway 

Prize :  Angela Roi Palette Green Cross Body

Giveaway starts on February 17, 2013, so don’t forget to come back. Travel the world with fashion

An online shop that offers exquisite and one of a kind jewelry from top emerging designers from the world. illustrate fashion and integrate culture on every designer pieces that they sell.  When you buy a piece of jewelry from, you are directly buying from the designer itself making a rare chance to interact with the one who made that jewelry and what’s more interesting on this site is that some of the jewelries that you can see on their site is unique and totally one of a kind which I never seen on somewhere else, of course except if it’s from the designer itself. Each pieces tells a story, something every owner can be proud of.

Although some of the pieces are quite expensive, an assurance and guarantee of getting a quality product is 100% and not just that, because owning such pieces of jewelry is totally satisfying and definitely worth buying because doesn’t just get any designer but they handpicked top emerging designers from fashion capitals like London, New York, Paris, and beautiful countries like South Korea, Italy, Mexico, Buenos Aires and even our very own Philippines.

So, let us travel the world with these beautiful pieces of fashionable and fabulous jewelry, bags and Fashion Accessories, offers;

soul ring, exquisite ring

a path to your soul ring

 A path to your soul ring from Gabriela Ramirez Michel of Mexico – beauty, wisdom and art, a mystery itself that can be revealed through this beautiful ring.

reverie embroidered necklace

Reverie Embroidered Necklace by Krista R of Talinn, Estonia

Inspired by the Alphonse Mucha art. Bold yet delicate statement necklace in shades of pale yellow, champagne, cream, dusty pink and gold is intuitevely hand sewn of beautiful rare antique laces. Necklace is adorned with embroidery- metallic threads, wool and silk, rich hand beading, Swarovski and vintage Czech crystals and beaded fringe detail. Lined with a silk chiffon for more comfort, closes with dusty pink organza ribbons at back. Necklace width is appr. 18 cm (without ribbons) drop length 28 cm with beaded fringe details. One of a kind.

Najwa Tote bag

Najwa Tote bag from Poupee Couture.  This faux leather bag with silver and gold studs shows elegance and true beauty.  Something every fashionista would wish to have in their collection.

Take a Rest Cuff

Take a Rest Cuff

Take a Rest Cuff from Serena Chen of Keelung, Taiwan, Republic of China,  a brass plated 18K yellow gold, this cuff defines fashion with elegance and style. Something you can wear on just anything.

summer pink – doubled layer ruffle scarf

Summer Pink – doubled layer ruffle scarf from Yuk Okano of the United States .  Inspired by the kimono, this scarf is a perfect addition on just any outfit.

sweet little thing ring

Sweet Little Thing ring from Caipora Jewellry , London , UK , this ring is definitely something worth looking at.  The design is unique and i so love the idea of that ring which is handcrafted and made from  from recycled sterling silver and combined to locally sourced natural gem.

Flora headband in sand

Flora headband in sand

Romantic Flora headband in sand by Margot of Hamburg, Germany.  This handcrafted headband made out of 100% lustrous mercerised cotton yarn in neutral colours was inspired by the movement of the Pre-Raphaelites Brotherhood and the glamourous women of the „Roaring Twenties“.

obi pink flower wristlet

Pink Rose – obi pink flower print wristlet bag from Liucia Japan – Hongkong/China/Japan –  A sweet little piece that shows not just a fabulous design but a totally innovated product I truly love to have.

Collier Épineux - necklace of thorns

Collier Épineux – necklace of thorns

Collier Épineux – necklace of thorns  from Vlum of Paris, France.  Handmade in Paris with nylon threads, brass or silver plated findings and comes from 6 different colors, if you wear this necklace you would not even say your wearing thorns , its a fine exquisite design is truly mesmerizing.

Balingbing Bow Earrings

and last but not the least, from our very own Filipino designer Edaya of Baguio City comes the  “Balingbing Bow Earrings” , a combination of bamboo and ratan created into a balingbing shape, a totally local material that is truly world class quality.

Ten (10) different pieces of Fashion from ten top emerging designers in the world, truly world class and only can bring you such collaboration.  No wonder, this place is very popular not just with celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Kate Moss, Rihanna, Julia Roberts, Lea Michelle but also with fashion beauties like Pippa Middleton, Kourtney Kardashian, Victoria Beckham.

Visit today and tell me what is your favorite?  Don’t hesitate to leave a loving comment.

Fashion – Edgy chic glam

I remember my high school days wherein vests, leather jackets, tight pants and boots are the hottest and today those same rock and edgy fashion is coming back with vengeance leaving a deeper and more meaningful meaning for those rock princesses out there and the look is definitely more fierce and extremely sexy.

Spikes  and studs can be seen everywhere, from bags, dresses,pants,  shoes, accessories even with intimate apparels.  Edgy rock is definitely getting the good vibes making more people to try this look.  All over the net, you can get many inspirations and different pieces of clothes and accessories to complete your entire edgy chic glam.  You don’t need to over do it by wearing them from head to toe,  you can match them with simple pieces like silver to make the look sweeter.

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Asymmetric Double-layer Look Biker Jacket from – $ 111

You bet, i wish, I’m 16 again so i can wear those jacket , tight pants and ride on a bikers back strolling the city or watched the concert of Wolfgang but I guess I don’t need to be young again to try this look,  I will always be forever a romantic rock star in my heart and wearing this pieces not just bring good times but makes me feel young again after all it’s all brings back with the right attitude as they say.


Create an edgy look even with simple pieces from your wardrobe.  Corset is definitely in this days, black or black and white is the color i usually see in many fashion trendsetter. Shorts and black leather skirts are those who create  good ensemble but pants still works matched them with studs or spikes shoes or just a sexy black pumps and definitely the one sitting beside you would definitely look back.  For shoes that rock, you can check out Caleigh Madison fabulous collection of boots and wedges that definitely fit for a glam look you have always wanted, not to forget achieving that sexy look.

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Silver bracelet – SM Accessories $10 / Sex Leopard Bracelet – $ 13.99 /Black & Silver Earrings – $11 / FNM Studded Headband $ 2 – / Vero Moda Black and White Corset tops – $ 20

Complete your look with the Asymmetric Double layer look biker jacket from , the irregular hem line gives a rock and chic feeling.  The material is very light that is completely comfortable making it suitable use not just when your riding a motorcycle but a great piece to include on your look when your going to a night hang out with friends or love one. The design hides my full body especially the excess fats I have been wanting to shed, hopefully next time, I can able to show my sexy side without hiding my front.

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Caleigh Madison Pumps – $65

(Tops – Black and White Vero Moda, Denim pants – Caterpillar,  Bikers Jacket – , Pumps – Caleigh Madison , Headband – FNM , Silver and black earrings, silver bangles – SM Accessories, Sexy Bracelet – , see separate post, )

New Year’s Wish Lists

Everybody’s making a wishlists and although there’s a very minimal percentage that i can be able to get them, it is still nice to create one don’t you think?

There are many things to prioritize, bills to settle and the kids are growing up but it’s always nice to see yourself creating that lists and dream that perhaps your wishes could come true. Creating this lists feels  just like on my high school days when i used to list all my likes and dislikes on my journal which reminds me that I haven’t got one for 2013.

So, here’s my wishlists and who knows maybe my fairy god mother would grant one of them;


I have always wanted to own one but mind you , I don’t want to buy them, i wanted to win it (wink) maybe this 2013, i get lucky and finally win this awesome Nikon Digital SLR. – value at $144

nikon slr,

nikon slr


Little Black Dress –  Ooh, i have been wanting to have one, who knows something may come out  and I should get ready for it.  Here’s a nice black dress from value at $ 86.00.  They say that the Little Black dress is a necessity for every woman’s closet.

 Awesome Bag –

 I always love bags, if there is something I would love to receive as a gift, you know now what it is.   There are many beautiful bags out there from different brands and designer , Hermes is not my type even if it’s cost a million of money.  I don’t know if you can even bring them to the mall because you will always think of your security.  There are many high end designer bags like Coach, LV, RL, Chanel ,   Burberry, Gucci , Dolce & Gabbana , J Crew, Tod’s, Prada, Chloe, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Reed Krakoff, YSL,

Shoes is what every girl wants and I am not an exception on that rule.  It’s been a while since i last wear high heeled shoes and I have two now in my closet but still thinking if I have the guts and the courage to wear them since my feet easily tumble when i walk. But here’s something i found that really caught my attention.  Really awesome for my little black dress, don’t you think? – River Island –  65 pounds




Blame it on the Holiday or should I?  the biggest wish i have for the new year is to lose weight.  i have been trying to do it but i’m just too lazy to begin again.  I hope i can have the will to start it since i have been worrying about my health and i believe I should start on eating right.  Cheers to a new healthy me on 2013.

So, what about you?  Have you made your wish lists?










Conzace – Secret to Immunity and Fabulous Fitness

For a working mother getting sick is the last thing I would ever wanted but I could not help myself not to get lack of sleep considering that I still have to work online at night.  Getting good health is not enough on just taking the right healthy foods or drinking vitamin C as I usually do.  Probably, that’s the same reason why despite religiously taking this vitamin, my body still feels fatigue and I instantly get stressed over simple things.

Weak immunity is caused by weak white blood cells because white blood cells are part of our immune system that helps prevent infection or germs entering our body. Zinc and Vitamin C are essentials to create the right number of white blood cells that can help us depends sicknesses.

conzace-secret to strong immunity is in our white blood cells

 For a busy mother like me, i need to find a vitamins that can help me boost my immunity and that’s where Conzace came in to the picture, trusted and prescribed by many doctor for years,  Conzace is the #1 prescribed multivitamin for Heavy Duty Immunity. Comes in soft gel capsule, it is advised not to be taken on an empty stomach instead to reap the full potential of this vitamins, taking them in the evening before going to bed can help provide a restful sleep.

Conzace consists of Vitamin A & E (100 IU of Vitamin E) , Vitamin A also known as retinol is a well known antioxidant, while Vitamin E contains natural tocopherol that helps to give us beautiful skin and fabulous fitness .  Vitamin C (500 mg)  develops white blood cells that helps our body stays fits and active and lastly Zinc (Conzace has a higher Zinc than other popular vitamins in the Phils) which multiplies white blood cells that can help us depends on many sicknesses.

To learn more about Conzace, visit their facebook page now.

Disclaimer: I have been given this product for review but all opinions are mine.

Caronia – For the love of chocolate

September is chocolate month and what great way to celebrate it is to make your nails extra chocolatey.  Who doesn’t love chocolate?  So, last september in commemorating the chocolate month and for caronia challenge , i have this simple yet tempting nails.

I wish, i had the talent to create beautiful nail arts but since my hand is all shaking, i don’t know if i can still do it. Perhaps, i’ll buy those nail art stamps i saw in my friends picture in facebook. I’ll think about it and will let you know when i made my very own nail art polish.

Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion

cetaphil daily advance ultra hydrating lotion

Equipped with ERC5 (epidermal replenishing complex) unique combination of five ingredients to help maintain healthy skin.  Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating lotion is specifically created for those people who had dry to very dry skin.

The non-greasy, fragrance free and non-comodogenic lotion is best suit for people like me who suffers flaking and skin dryness.  I don’t need to worry about blocking my pores or harsh ingredients.  When use liberally all day, you can feel the softness and smoothness it brings.

skin without cetaphil ultra hydrating lotion (pardon for my big hands)

As we grow older, our once smooth skin can become dry because of different factors that we encountered each day.  That’s why we need the help of lotions to bring the softness our skin lost.  Although, the smoothness could not be achieved over night with the frequent use of Cetaphil Ultra Hydrating Lotion, i know and believe that my skin will be back to it’s glorious time.

Skin with cetaphil ultra hydrating lotion

Now, you can see the shiny effect it gives on my hand.  It’s shiny and not greasy and the fact that it is more smooth, now my husband would probably hold my hand more.

A beautiful nymph

a beautiful nymph

image source marian’s facebook page

 Marian Rivera is one of the few actresses in Philippine television that I so admire.  It’s not just her beautiful body but her adorable face (well she is half filipina and a half spanish, so there is already a certain mixture) but what i truly like her is that she shows what she is.  She has no pretension, she would eventually laugh loud if she like too.  I can see her moves, her eyes while giving a dissenting look if she doesn’t like the issue and she would eventually talked what’s on her mind.

I know a lot of people in my group who doesn’t like her because she’s loud and sometimes she was said to be exchanging words with girls who was linked with his boyfriend but I guess she’s just being human and we all have the right to speak on what we believe is the right thing to do.

For me, she was a nymph rebirth to be in a human form.  She’s adorable and beautiful and too sexy to ignore.

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I’m Tea-rrific – Benefits of herbal tea

I always start my day with a cup of coffee and i think i can’t live a day without it.  Before, i’m obsessed on drinking zagu (each time, i go to our nearby mall, i won’t leave the mall without buying a cup of it) maybe the same reason i become this big.  But now, my obsession to zagu suddenly evaporated into think air and yes, this milk tea is the main culprit.

I have always favor tea over coffee but because of the problem i have encountered during my high school days, (my doctor reprimanded me on taking another cup because my stomach becomes bloated because i have acid reflux and i was sick for days) .  Remember that tea has caffeine and caffeine is not good for our body (ooh, look who’s speaking here?).  Too much caffeine can give you diarrhea, headache, irregular heartbeat, insomnia, heartburn and even convulsions.

Studies shows that there is no wrong on drinking more than 4 cups of tea in a day but it depends upon the tea your drinking.  If your drinking black tea perhaps it can give you problems later on your life.  But if your drinking herbal tea, it can even give you healthy lifestyle and improve your over-all wellness.  (Now, i wonder, why i haven’t drink herbal teas before)

It is always good to drink tea especially green teas and herbal teas like ceylon tea, oolong or jasmine because they are herbal infused tea, they gives you healthy benefits.

Ceylon Tea – was produced in Sri Lanka , no doubt about it. It is rich in antioxidant flavonoid and polyphenol content of the camellia sinensis plant which this tea comes from.  It can help lower the risk of cancer and help prevent high blood pressure and heart attack.  It is also a good help for blood circulation.

Jasmine Tea –  Aside from chamomile tea, jasmine tea is my favorite.  I make sure that i have those on my office and in our house, so when my tea needs arises, i can able to have a cup of them.  Well, we know that jasmine tea comes from jasmine flower and before you can create a tea , you need many flowers for the perfumed to be absorbed.  Jasmine tea is usually mixed with green tea and the benefits gives beautiful result on achieving a healthy and young body.  Drinking jasmine tea helps prevent damage from free radicals and it can even help those who wanted to lose weight .  (now, you know why it was my fave).

Winter melon Tea – winter melon or honey dew melon , it is rich in vitamin c and zinc an essential vitamins that help our body. It also stabilize your blood sugar level and can help relieve nausea.

Tea-rrific tea is a milk tea blended with herbal teas. Definitely a milk tea you wouldn’t resist. For just a very minimal amount, (price ranging to Php. 39  to Php. 65.00 ) you get to enjoy your favorite milk tea with healthy benefits for your body.

Now, what tea-rrific drink would you like to try or have tried?  You can find them on most of SM malls and i guess some leading malls around the country.

Busy Moms guide on being fabulous

Now, that your a mother, our main priorities in life is our husband and our kids.  We oversee that they are well taken care and we embrace a new life with different roles. We become nutritionists who is responsible in taking care of the healthy needs of our family.  We wanted to ensure that they are having well-balanced food and the family is having a healthy living.  We are like educators, just like the saying goes, that the first education children learns are from their home especially on their parents.

As a mother, i strongly believe that it is important that we are having a great time with our children thus sometimes we take for granted that we also needs to look fabulous.  Having children to rear and love, we often take for granted our own life especially our fashion style and sense.  We just go through life doing the things we needed to do and never take the time to check in with ourselves to see how we are doing.

busy moms looking fabulous

Although, it is not our primary concern but being a mother does not mean that you will also forget your fashion style and just go with the flow.    It is not a good thing for others to see that your no longer a charmer anymore.  Although looks does not really matter , it is still very important even for busy moms to look beautiful and fabulous especially if your a working mom,  after all we don’t want to look like in our 40’s even if we are in our early 30’s.

Looking good and radiant is not just for our friends and family but also for our self. It is very important that we always retain that feeling of security and sexiness even with an excess bulge in our tummy or arms and legs.

To be chic and hip, we need to redesign not just our clothing but also make wiser choices on accessories.  You need to look in your closet and make sure that you have at least one of these Fabulous collections that you can wear when the needs arises.  Charm bracelets, necklaces and carriers are just some of the examples of accessories that i wished to have.

Whether it was traditional bracelets or custom made, charm bracelet like those created by Thomas Sabo is something worth having.   It doesn’t need to be fancy or very expensive because being fabulous is not about the price of what you wear.

rose quartz love knot charm

Remember that we should not take our selves for granted.  Be fabulous with this stylish accessories and treat yourself once in a while.

Fitness and Fashion Blogger = how much does it costs?

Inspired by the post created by Jennine Jacob for IFB, i said to myself, how much does it really cost for someone to be a fitness, fashion or just a general blogger?

There are many perks in blogging, some can be invited to attend events where they were able to meet and socialized with important people in the fitness and fashion industry.  Some companies offers different items for you to review and keep.  Some even offers paid advertisement.

Even if your not beautiful nor fashionable but if you have the desire and have the passion, i know you can inspire your readers to try the things you have done.

Being a niche blogger is not just writing the one that comes up in your mind.  To be effective on what your trying to review or write, you must at first know what you are really writing about.  It doesn’t necessarily says that you need to be rich or wealthy to be able to buy different clothes or beauty products for you to write on your blog to become a fashion blogger or beautiful if you want to be a beauty blogger or sexy to become a fitness blogger but it is also necessary that you actually have the knowledge or tried a certain product before introducing them to your readers.  Afterall, how can you say that a product is good or bad when you haven’t actually tried it for yourself.  You can’t be an authority on something if you haven’t experienced it.

So, how much would it really cost you?

computer for blogging

Computer or laptop:  Php. 20,000 + Some find laptops or netbooks to be reliable because you can just bring it anywhere and everywhere you go.  But for me, i have been using a pc for almost all my computer life.  I have been wanting to buy a laptop, with my old laptop breaking down, i guess, i have to save up again for one. Because you tend to save many pictures, you needed a bigger hard drive capacity.

DSLR camera

Camera:  Php. 30,000 + for a SLR / Php. 5,000+ for a point and shoot camera

Point and shoot or SLR :  Going to events, i have seen many bloggers using SLR. I guess, this is one of the investments you need to make if you wanted to become a serious fitness or fashion blogger.   SLR are indeed more beautiful and produce high end photos but it can cost thousands of pesos.  So, if your in a budget or just starting to be a blogger, it is always good to have a point and shoot camera.  Although, you can always felt that awkward feeling when you see other bloggers with their SLR.  Well, it is always my dream to have my own SLR , maybe someday when my finances will get better.

custom domain url

Custom Domain Name:  $13 + or Php. 600 + custom url is always a must if you wanted to have a name for yourself.  It is just like branding.  Starting a blog with free blogging forms is good but if you are aiming to be a serious blogger with a name of your own, you must have your own custom url.  Well, it is always up to you where you want to get your domain.  You can choose godaddy or name cheap for that. Before choosing your domain name, think carefully on what you wanted it to be because you could not change it anymore once you purchased them. Having a custom domain name is very important because some companies would only wish to advertise to those blog who have their own custom name.

Domain Hosting :  $ 100 a year or Php. 4,000.00 Now, that you have a custom domain name, you need a company to host it.  Go daddy offers hosting but there are lots of hosting company that offers great services with less down time. If you choose to get your domain name with , it was automatically hosted with google, so you don’t need to get another hosting for that.  But of course, having a blog with wordpress is a lot flexible because you can do many things with your blog and introduce different plugins.

Internet Connection:  Php. 1,000 + A computer and a blog without internet connection is just plain useless.  You could not just go to the nearby mall for you to upload a new post.  Although, it would be very frugal but it could cause you great problems especially if you are in a rush to do some posts.

Beauty and Fashion Products:  Varied price :  If your trying to build a serious and important reviews in your beauty or fashion blogs, you need products for that and sometimes, it can cost you a lot of money.  But the more you review, the more advertisers or company would see you as a reliable blogger.

To become a fitness and fashion blogger takes a lot of effort of looking good,

So, what do you think are the other things to help you become a fashion or fitness blogger? With that big amount of money needed to start a fitness and fashion blog, would you still want to be a fitness and fashion blogger?

Stylish in Red – San San Nail Polish Review

Stylish Red

I always love having my nails done with beautiful nail polish color.  It’s one part of my body that i so like the most. Well, for some obvious reason, because i can make them long and change the color of my nails on whatever my mood is.

Stylish in Red

 Although, I know how to clean and put some nail polish on my nails, i still prefer  someone doing it for me.  Because, it can make me relax for a while and even sleep for a minute.  Although, it is not advisable to have your nails polished on a weekly basis (because it can lose the nutrients and it can become yellow when polished often).

I’m not particular in nail polish, although I have some favorites, i love playing with different colors and nail arts for sometime. Now a day, i rarely use red in my nails because of my present work in the judiciary especially when i have a duty.  But red is one of my fave color because of it looks really regal, bold and stylish.

San San nail polish is just as beautiful to the nails, it’s easy to apply and the most important part is it’s very affordable. You can buy them on your nearest local HBC store.

 Disclaimer: This review is based on my opinion and did not intend to harm or promote any brand or company.