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    Healthy Skin Philippines Beauty In Full Bloom


    Have you ever experienced wanting to learn more about caring for your skin but don’t know where to start? Nowadays, technology makes information way too easy to reach and I sometimes get overwhelmed at the burgeoning of information that flow before my eyes. It also doesn’t help that I get so distracted easily when I use my laptop or smartphone. Good thing, some fabulous fairygodskin mothers (God bless your souls) finally thought of creating a magazine that’s dedicated to everything we, Filipinas need to know about skin— Healthy Skin Magazine. 

    DSCF1193yummy food + beauty talk? my kind of fun!

    Healthy Skin Magazine is the FIRST beauty magazine in the Philippines that highlights non-invasive in-clinic and over-the-counter beauty products and trends. Aside from those, it also divulges on the newest trends on healthy, wellness, and skincare.

    I was one of the several lucky beauty bloggers that was fortunate enough to attend the launch of Healthy Skin Magazine last November 20, 2015 at Stacy’s. It was a fun filled full-out girly day where I was able to catch up with fellow beauty bloggers, exchange skin care tips, and learn from several beauty experts such as Dr. Clauda Samonte from Aesthetic Concepts Samonte Clinic and more.

    DSCF1201because cupcakes…

    DSCF1223Tried out products from Skin Perfection, Healthy Skin’s event partner

    DSCF1220with one of the sweetest girls I know, Joana

    The magazine features several interesting sections such as:

    • Notepad – to keep readers in the know about the latest skincare and wellness issues and highlights the latest innovations on cosmetic and medical dermatology. Some topics that caught my eyes in this section were about dealing with chicken skin, the wonders of tea tree oil and more.
    • Renew – presents a real life testimony of a patient’s experience with a certain skincare product, treatment or innovation.
    • Beyond Skin-Deep – shows how overall wellness is also crucial to surface beauty
    •  Doc Talk – industry practitioners answer reader’s skincare concerns
    • Skingredients – helps readers understand the science behind beauty products through featuring different active beauty product ingredients
    • Beauty 101 – features a rundown of commercially-renowned, over-the-counter products
    • Beauty Stops – features dermatology clinics and spas from all over the Metro

    As I enter my 20’s, I know that it’s very important to care for my skin. This is a real concern and not doing so is something I’ll surely regret when I enter my 40’s. Good thing, I have Healthy Skin Magazine to aid me with the right information to make sure I give my skin the TLC it deserves.

    You may grab your very own copy of Healthy Skin’s latest issue for only P120 a pop. Grab a copy now and thank me later.



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    Events, FOTD, LOTD

    LOTD AND FOTD: Cinderella Blue


    I haven’t posted an LOTD AND FOTD in the longest time! I decided to take some photos of my look from Josh’s Uncle Abot and Auntie Chryssta’s beautiful wedding which was just held last friday at White Space! It was a simple yet magical gathering to witness two people who have dedicated their lives to God renew their vows. The whole event was straight to the point yet meaningful! And omg the food was amazing. <3

    I wasn’t planning on having a dress custom made but when i found out that the attire was formal, I kind of panicked because I don’t have any long gowns in my closet. I contacted the first company I knew that makes custom made gowns: Haute Lifestyle. I’m a huge fan of their RTW items (Apartment 8) which is why I felt like I could trust their more upscale sister company, Haute Lifestyle. Josh (what a cute name for an equally charming girl) was assigned to design my dress. I asked her to design something that was simple yet kind of unique and of course it had to fit my budget of P6000. It also had to be PG-13 HAHA because I really wanted to make a nice impression on Josh’s family. :) She sketched something for me which I immediately loved but I had to stretch my budget a bit higher to P7500. Prior to my second fitting, I’d like to note that it wasn’t very easy to contact the only number they posted on their instagram account. On my second fitting, I was surprised to find that my gown was made out of pure jersey material and no boning at all. I was a bit shocked that it didn’t have the simple structure a gown would have for it’s price. It’s a good thing, my guardian angel Josh (the designer HA, not my boyfriend) was easy to talk to and she talked her boss into reconstructing my gown with boning for FREE! They were able to do everything in exactly a week which is impressive in my opinion. I do feel like I want to make some minor adjustments but the gown was lovely overall. Scroll down for more photos!

    Here are some of my photos:

    I took some makeup and outfit photos but lot of them were taken from my phone. I don’t take amazing pictures which is why I really don’t feel comfortable taking my olympus pen to events (I have a really low self esteem when it comes to taking pictures </3) AND I just don’t feel so comfortable making fashion blogger-y posts in public! :( These will have to do for now until I figure out a way to pose in public and figure out a way to consider the time I need when I take photos. I usually get ready so slowly and Josh ends up waiting for me to finish getting ready. In the end, I run out of time to take outfit photos. :(

    My extremely simple dresses needed some bling so I rushed to Ever New just a day before the wedding and picked this pretty necklace!

    my hair was done by Maui from Blo Rockwell

    yes, I was taking HAIR SELFIES. It wasn’t easy to take these. :))

    I did my own makeup!

    benefit hello flawless foundation, The Face Shop eyebrow pencil, shady lade eye palette from theBalm, Bahama Mama by theBalm for contouring, MAC extra dimension skinfinish for highlighting, IN2IT eyeliner, MAC angel for the lips, and demi lashes from the Face Shop

    I also bought my shoes last minute from So Fab!

    finally, with my prince. :)



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