Look of the Day – Beauty of Fall

Fall Fashion

Summer may be over but since it’s the time of beautiful leaves, dresses, greens and browns are totally in. Wear them during daytime or change to a darker shade of make-up for a night time event.  Pair them with accessories that define nature and your sure to go.

 

Sheinside.com Autumn Contest- Polyvore set

Autumn Bliss
Autumn is a season to celebrate the beauty of fashion.  Sheiniside.com is currently having a polyvore set contest for every fashionista.  Create your autumn set with atleast one of their items and get to win exciting prizes.  Join now.

Look for the Day – Polka dots Fashion

Girls love fashion and dressing up.  Although, sometimes it’s really expensive to follow the trends, there are always an option to find more affordable but beautiful pieces.   Polka dots are popular in children but many adults love to wear them.

Here are two sets of black polka dots that you would want to try.

High End Fashion

polka dots fashion

Alice + Olivia Camelia polka-dot silk-blend organza dress/ Net a Porter – ($480) Php. 32, 240

Normandy Park Dot Bag/ Kate Spade – 12,425 PHP ($298)

 scalloped lace bow pump/ GoJane.com –  1,145 PHP ($28)

Marc Jacobs MJ 408S oversized sunglasses/monnierfreres.co.uk – 11,085 PHP ($165)

Total Cost : £ 971 –  56,895 PHP

Create the Look for Less:

Fashion for less

Tiger Milly 50’s Vintage Tea Prom Dress Big Polka Dot Black & White/ Amazon.com – 2,460 PHP ($59)

Qupid Luxe Trolita Heel – Black/zooshoo.com – 835 PHP ($20)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Sunglasses/southmoonunder.com-  4,085 PHP ($98)

kate spade new york la pavillion/neimanmarcus.com – 2,085 PHP ($50)

Total Cost:  $227 – 9,465.00 PHP

Same look, big difference in price but i guess, a price for almost 10K is still high for minimum wager.  To create this look for even more affordable,  you can check out different stall from Divisoria or Baclaran or from your local malls.  You can also find beautiful black shoes at SM and for bags, you can check Forever 21.

* look created in polyvore

Fashion and Glamour at Star magic ball 2012

With the recent ABS-CBN Star Magic Ball 2012 held at Makati Shangri-la Hotel, stars lavishly parades showing their different style in their black and white motif.

I also noticed that there is a pattern of designs among the ladies , i don’t know who created their gowns but you can see that most of them are wearing feathered gowns.

shaina magdayao on her ravishing gown

Shaina Magdayao looks ravishing on her white gown.  Bare backed and low neckline, she just proved that she can be as sexy and daring but still looking elegant. I can even sense her saying, who care’s if your not mine, (John Llyod) i can find a more better man than you!

kim chiu at her best

Kim Chiu She’s sexy, there’s no denying that.  From her PBB teen days to her sweet image on screen, she’s growing to be a mature woman showing her other side.

Yeng Constantino and Maja Salvador -wise choice

Although Yeng Constantino’s music style is hard and rock, on this day, she shows her soft side, wearing beautiful see- through white gown while Maja Salvador wears a top fitting gown that definitely suits her body.  There is no doubt if she won the star of that night because she really looks gorgeous.

Even though some would deny that there is competition between Princess and I star, Kathryn Bernardo and Walang Hanggan star Julia Montes, there would always be comparison on their acting and on how they carry their self.

Although, i love her at Princess and I , Kathryn’s look here,  like she’s going to attend a wedding and her make up and hair is not as good because she looks more thin and ages a bit.  I guess, if they have done it with a small bun or perhaps just let it loose with some big curls, it would create a different impact and not too formal.

julia montes

Julia’s look is much better, her hair complements her face and her white gown looks good on her what i don’t like here is the extra trail.

handsome hunks of star cinema

 Gone are the days of John Llyod and Piolo Pascual, even though they are star cinema’s bankable actors, these hunks (actors) are Star Cinema and ABS-CBN trending actors this days. There is no doubt that Coco Martin and Jake Cuenca is one of the leading prime time actors in ABS-CBN now and with their growing fans, this two actors will take even more heights on their career.

But just like any event, there are best dressed and worst dressed.  It’s not that i don’t like them, these two actress are indeed good on their different field but it doesn’t mean that your a good actress, you can always be a good dresser too.

dimples romana and pokwang

I just don’t like the dress of Dimples here,  her top looks good but it was not as good at the bottom while Pokwang (although) we know her wearing wild gowns and dresses, her gown this night is not so much appealing to me.

I love Erich looks.  She definitely look elegant and beautiful on this black see-through gown and her hair compliments her style. Elegant and stylish yet not too sweet.  She was also able to show her curves which gives her an extra factor.

erich gonzales

 I guess, just like them who enjoyed the night, their avid fans also enjoyed looking at their beautiful photographs . Another beautiful year had fast with star magic talent, they are now looking on a brand new year full of projects and surprises for each of them.

And yes, i could not end this post without saying how Dawn Zulueta looks great on her simple Givenchy gown and sparkling diamonds (i searched about it) .  She’s always my favorite since I was a teenager and even with that years passed, she’s still a beauty and glamorous as always.

Dawn Zulueta

Too bad, we were not able to see how Gretchen looked at that night, she’s always a stunner and where’s Anne, i believe she’s from Star Magic too and KC Concepcion, i thought she’s all over Piolo.

image source , Star Magic Ball FB,  Yahoo OMG.

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 Blogger.com , 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?

Fashion Review: Live a Luxe Life with Wacoal

Being a working mom, sometimes I take for granted my self and tend to forget that I needed to look good not just for other person or myself but importantly for my family.  I have never been a fashion diva nor good in picking the right clothes for me.

When I was in my teens, i used to wear jeans and shirt because I am more comfortable that way, I rarely wear dresses but always dreaming to wear gowns and  cocktail dresses.  It is the same thing when buying intimate apparels, I don’t mind the brand and just choose what’s affordable not knowing the true essence of wearing the right bra.

Reality shows that wearing the right bra plays a big part to support the body.  It is more about comfort rather than style and fashion after all your not wearing it to give your the sexiest cleavage but to give you the maximum support that you most needed.

But what if you could get both of them, comfort and style?

Wacoal has a wide selection of brassiere for every woman’s lifestyle and age. Because they believe that the woman undergoes certain changes as we grow older, the right fit should not be compromised.

Wacoal Bra – be body beautiful at any age

The secret on looking fabulous is wearing the correct bra.  Just imagine opening a box full of luxe gifts like this, it will surely thrill every part of your senses.

I always wanted to have a pair of this gorgeous intimate apparels. My sister who is a loyal fan of Wacoal for years (You could just imagine how many pairs she had) has always encourages me to buy them but because I thought it was expensive I never bothered to even know it’s price just until now.  Then the realization came,  “I could even buy a Wonder bra that is more expensive, that after several washes, the color would fade and the straps will loose” or the affordable one that after ten to twenty washes, the pads would deform and the under wire will go out injuring my chest.

I am at my 30’s and a year after, i would be out of the calendar and it’s a fact that I can’t deny, my body is starting to sag, that’s why I needed a bra that can help lift my breasts and that’s what Wacoal do best.

As a working mom, I am always on the go and Wacoal bra provides adequate support and comfort;

Wearing a light colored blouse and Wacoal LB 5684

Wacoal: LB 5684 – Wired three quarter cup bra in brown , perfect for light colored tops.

Enjoying a me time in Wacoal  LB 5683 – Half-cup bra with detachable straps
Thin pads

Who say’s you can’t look good even if your enjoying your precious me time.  Reading a book is one of my favorite hobby and it helps me relax and forget all my worries.

Fashion and Comfort in one

A perfect bra for that evening or cocktail dress. who says you can’t flaunt it even in your 30’s?

Now, i am glad that I have found a right bra that knows my body needs and work perfectly in my lifestyle.

You can also be body beautiful at any age.  Visit Wacoal PH today and check their amazing bra collections, perfect for every woman.

Disclosure: The company did send me a product or service for review. This in no way has affected my opinion of the product or service. This review is my opinion and has been written in my own words .

Beautiful Body starts now with Wacoal

Aging!  Say’s who? When someone told us that we are aging, our first reaction would be, “only carabao gets old”.  It is not that we don’t want to accept the fact that we are aging but the thought that we are aging fast and the shocking truth that our body is not as the same as when we were at our heydays.

Thinking about it, I never experience having a beautiful body.  It’s either, i’m too thin or i’m too fat.  When I was on my teens, i envy my friends who have impressive body, I even told myself that when God gave those women beautiful body, i maybe sleeping.  I was even embarrassed once when a friend told me that my chest is like a plywood and i need to  put some coconut shells on it to look bigger.  I was sad at first and i don’t know what to say but then i came to realize that it isn’t just having big chest defines the word beautiful.

It is a given fact that many men prefers voluptuous girls rather those thin one (like me) but it doesn’t mean that if your body is not perfect your less as a woman. Just look at those supermodel, many of them are too thin that looks like they are no longer eating but they are still confident enough to face many people and be proud for what they are.

But some have even  undergo surgery to correct and enhance those body features making it appear much bigger if they are less or smaller and sexier if they are bigger. But we should also look into consideration that as we grow older, our body will eventually change.

I believe that having the right attitude and the right apparel gives you the edge and the solution to enhance or hide those unwanted big parts of your body.  Being beautiful is a state of mind and it can be define on how you can carry yourself on every situation and wearing the right undergarments that can boost your confidence.

As years goes by, as I look into the mirror, i have seen the big changes that happens to my body.  I was once a petite girl, it was perhaps I was too busy and stressed with my daily routines, (working on the morning to earn a living and support my studies which i have at night.) A close friend of mine told me that a good intimate apparel can address the things i wished for my body.   Honestly, i never had the chance to buy beautiful collections of undergarments because i need to save for my studies and the household finances and the fact that i really have no idea on how to choose back then.

Wacoal , one of the leading intimate apparel brand share this diagram and other visual ideas showing how our body changes as woman grow older.

understand how body changes as you grow older

Based on this picture, our body undergoes different changes as we age.

Our body changes as you age

Spiral Ageing Pattern

Even if we don’t want this to happen, we will eventually see the difference but some have been able to slow body ageing by having the right diet, good exercises and a positive outlook in life. But for a working mother like me, fixing the right diet and going into a routine exercise is hard to achieve and especially with all the problems that I needed to face.

Now, i want to share with you the not so proud facts in my body and the aging process my body is undertaking right now.

teen years

On my teen years, my body starts to develop but unfortunately it doesn’t develop on what i wished it to be.  Flat chested it might seen but i have a good butt that i am proud to have. 

On my early 20's and late 20's

I really don’t believe the changes that happened in my body.  I used to tell my husband that I would never ever be fat considering the fact that I have been petite for almost 20 years of my life. Then the unexpected happened. When I become pregnant with my first child , i gain weight and  after a year what remain is sag skin.   

Aging at 30

When I reached 30 and gave birth to my second child, I became more bigger and my tummy become more visible.  My breast is beginning to split and my best asset before (butt) is forming downward , losing it’s natural beauty. Now that i grow one year older, visible signs of body aging becomes more shocking. 

I never foresee that my body will go into this big changes.  I used to remember before , i told myself that when I grow old, i wanted to age gracefully but as I look myself in the mirror now, i am giving this big sigh but despite this aging changes, i am still not losing hope and I know that  I can still have a beautiful body with proper diet and with the help of Wacoal , i can be confident enough to look young and pretty even in my 30’s.

Wacoal Intimate Apparel

 

Wacoal's Best

 The skirt type girdle, hipster seamless panty, slightly padded long bra,  a high waist long girdle, medium power shape can provide coverage for my big tummy, extra loose skin on my sides and back and the girdles and seamless panty can help my sagging hips stay in place looking more beautiful as ever.  Who needs a medical tummy tuck or hips tuck if I have Wacoal on my wardrobe? With this great addition on my wardrobe, being beautiful even at your prime years  would be effortless.

Get rid of your old make-up – How to know if it’s time to throw away

If your a make-up addict like me, you might have your make-up filing like crazy and I bet, some of them are still in your closet, either wrapped in plastic or it’s original packaging waiting for you to use them.  It’s good to have a lot of choices but you might also consider the time frame of cosmetics of how long you can keep them on your shelf.

Woman applying cosmetics to her lips.

Woman applying cosmetics to her lips. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes, they could not stay for long as you want them or until you can finally consume it up to the last drop or until it was fully consumed. You will know if it’s time for you to throw away those precious cosmetics. As a general rule, when it is dry ,  the longer of its shelf life but in terms of lotion or creams and liquids , here is the average period you can keep them;

1/2 half year for Mascara and liquid eye liner. Creamy lipsticks, lip colors in pots, lip-gloss: 2 years.  For pencils (eyebrows, lips and eye, 3 years.

While the powder based products like pressed powder, blush on, eye shadow and loose powder, it’s only good for two years.  While liquid and cream products only last for one year.

Lotion Bars

Lotion Bars (Photo credit: dirtygirlsuds)

Good to hear though that your favorite body lotion and shower gel could last for 3 years. While anti-aging cream can last up to 3 months to 1 year but i doubt it can last that long considering that it is much needed product.  I regularly consume them for two months.

Here are some hints that you can throw them away;

Smell the product.  Our nose tells it all, if you think that you already smell a foul odor, there should no longer second thought about throwing it away.

Study the product – yes, you love your favorite blush on and you keep it only for special occasion but the longer it is in your shelf, it might developed some molds and it’s no longer good to use.  When you scrape it and you see that it is already drier, no doubt, you need to throw them away.

The longer you keep your cosmetics on your shelf, the more tendency for them to develop molds and bacteria and who wants bacteria on their precious skin? I bet, you won’t like to have acne or pimple problems.

Christian Louboutin 2012 Collection

Fashionable, sexy and provocative, that’s the description of Christian Louboutin shoes. I never owned one but I so dream of having.  Louboutin bring back the desires of stilettos and if you think that 3 inches is too much.  Well, they have up to 5 inches and i could not imagine if they will create even a higher inches.  I bet this is the dream shoes of every short lady like me.

Louboutin stilettos are oftentimes used by Hollywood Actresses and Victoria Becham is just one of that many Loubotin lovers. Here she is shown wearing a Daf platform booties worth $1,295.00.

Victoria Beckham on Christian Louboutin Booties

I especially love this colorful stilettos called Pigalle Pollock.  With it’s 100 mm heel, i think i can still manage to walk well and it’s great to blend with your summer wear. What do you think?

Pigalle Pollock

Check out their  2012 Collection

Men’s Skin Care and Concealer

Who says that only women uses concealer and conscious on their skin.  Well, you think it all wrong.  Men also needs to take extra care for their skin and i have known some men who uses concealer to hide their imperfections.

Concealer

Concealer (Photo credit: incurable_hippie)

I wish we can just erase that wrinkles, dark areas or eye bags, acne, moles, scars, blemishes, or just rough spots!  but it doesn’t work out that way.  That is the time we used skin care products like the concealer to help us hide it.  Concealers are very easy to use, you just need to dub the concealer to the areas you need to hide and use your forefinger to spread it.  You can easily put it on your small pouch or on your pants and use it whenever you feel the need of using it. Get the instant glow in your look but make sure that you get a concealer that was same shade as your skin. Try mineral make-ups specifically for men.  A good example is Clinique concealer for men.  It’s non-greasy, easy to apply and has a gentle soothing formula that provides natural looking.

You might think concealer is a bit stretch, think again.  With all the news of men having botox and cosmetic surgery, make up for men is not a new thing.  Hollywood actors, Famous singers and Broadcasters can attest to that since they are the one who always appear on camera and lenses of many people.  What do you think would be the reactions of their fans when they saw their favorite actor like Brad Pitt , George Clooney or James Bond lead star Daniel Craig would appear in public with dark eye circles and acne?

Here’s an easy steps for you;

  • Exfoliate
  • Apply Toner
  • Moisturize
  • Apply concealer
  • dub a small amount of face powder
  • wear lip balm
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Pink Fashion Fever

Who said men is not allowed to wear pink?  Real mean wear pink and someone who does not affraid to wear them are very sexy.

I have heard that Joop for men is not as good compared to other perfume but this advertisement will surely make a big difference.

Pink has always been associated with girls and girly things but in this new world that men and women are becoming equal, guys wearing pink will not be considered gay and my hubby is one of the prime example of that.  He loves pink and i do love seeing him wearing a nice pretty pink shirt.

ed westwich in pink

Actually, many hollywood actors are already in pink , just look at Ed Westwink in pink, there are many occasion  that you can see him in pink shirts or pink tie.  He sure knows how to handle his charisma.

So, don’t get shock if you find your husband wanting to have his own pink collection.

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