To be honest, one of the things that hit my self-esteem big time is not having a perfect flawless skin. I have always been suffering from breakouts every now and then because of an underlying hormonal problem. During treatment periods, I would achieve the skin status that I want but since treatment regimens also require a refractory period, I have no other choice but to discontinue them and be wary of having pimples again.
Ever since then, I was always on the lookout for beauty products which do not only treat my acne-prone skin but will eventually take care of it in the long run. I have always been scared and cautious when it comes to using drugstore brands in getting rid of my pimples because most of them contain tretinoin and hydroquinone. These two are considered to be very effective in pimple treatments however I have to veer away from them because instead of getting the best from these two, my hypersensitivity with them only worsen my skin condition.
I was happy when I stumbled upon my photographer friend Alan's posts in FB regarding My Skin Essentials. Alan and his wife Jenny created this skin care brand to cater to the various needs of individuals when it comes to skin care. My alarming skin condition made me want to try their products which I found out to be free from harmful ingredients like parabens and hydroquinone. I realized it was time to make a switch and give my skin the care it deserves.
As of the moment, My Skin Essentials has five sets of skincare products available, namely:
- The Ultra White Facial Set - a complete system to effectively fade out skin pigmentation, pimple marks, melasma and dark spots
- The Revitalizing Pinkish Glow Set - formulated to nourish, revitalize and lighten the skin
- The Acne Perfecting Facial Set - formulated to effectively exfoliate and lift out dead skin cells, prevent pimples and remove acne marks for a flawless radiant and smooth skin
- The Extreme White Underarm Set - enriched with natural exfoliating properties to lessen fine lines and skin discoloration in the underarms
- The Ultra White Body Set - made up of a wonderful blend of nutrients, plant and fruit extracts that effectively whitens, exfoliates and fades out skin pigmentation
There are thousands of colognes out there that you can pick from. Faced with hundreds of products, you need to have an idea of how to get the one that suits you. So, how will you pick the “one” for you?
The type of fashion statement you make as a man depends partly on the type of cologne you wear. There is a wide variety of colognes available on the market that you can pick from to suit your style and fashion needs. You have at your disposal thousands of scents that come in form of different brands. You have all the opportunity to browse through and select the best. So, how do you pick the best fragrance to suit your needs?
Choose a Fragrance that Appeals to You Personally
There are different scents produced from the use of different ingredients. All the popular scents are made from a combination of leather, powder, citrus, musk, fruit, spice, wood, flora and more. You need to choose a scent that best appeals to you, not one that a friend or the sales person has recommended. You can test the smell by spraying on your wrist so that you get a feel of how you will smell.
Smell the fragrance produced by the cologne before you buy it.
It is not easy to find the perfect gift to give your better half yet you need to choose the best on the market. This is because a gift usually makes your man regard you differently. Therefore you need to choose wisely.
Men are not hard to please, because they do not have complicated needs. Therefore, getting a gift for your man may not be that hard. The bottom line is that you have to get something that will make the special man in your life happy. There are several items that have wide appeal for men of all ages and personalities. Let us look at them.
Men love electronic gadgets, whether electronic or manual. You cannot enter any man’s house and fail to find a gadget of some sort in it. Ranging from television sets, music systems, computers, video games, Swiss army knives and more, you will most definitely find a man who loves one of this. Men don’t only love the gadgets; they love the latest versions of each item. To make your man happy, do some research and find out the gadget that makes him happy. Then get an accessory that complements it or get a better version than what he has. You will have. Some of the top gadgets you can use include:
• Portable DVD player for travelling
• Swiss army knife
• Creative Labs nomad II Digital Player
• The Winemaster Corkscrew
Men love gadgets, include them in your “to give” list. These are just examples of some of the gadgets you can get for your man to make his day.
Men love wristwatches. This is because they represent both a fashion statement as well as a useful tool especially when they are professionals who love keeping time. With advances in technology, watches nowadays come with advanced features which include illumination, alarms, trackers and GPS. You can impress your man by getting him a watch that will serve his interests. For example, you can get an executive watch for your working boyfriend or get a sporty one if he likes going for biking or hiking. One example of a sports watch is Nike’s Triax 50 that goes for $99. You can pick this especially if your man is the sporty kind.
The good thing with wristwatches is that they come in a variety of styles and shapes. You can get watches ranging from leather watches to gold watches, unique watches to sporty watches to pick for your man. These watches add a spice to your man’s fashion as well as make them look chic. Most of the watches are absolutely gorgeous and come in a wide range of colors and styles.
A watch is a good idea for a gift. Make your man get surprised by offering a unique and customized watch that will take a special place in your man’s heart. There are watches out there that don’t need batteries for them to work there are some that are scratch resistant as well as water resistant. Getting a watch for your man is one of the fancy ideas for your man.
Growing up close to a very popular lake in the region, I had loads of fun experiences by the lakeside, as I’m sure many who grow up or live by the water can identify with. Every summer, my parents would take us to enjoy the hot sunny day by the lakeside. I always enjoyed frequenting the sunglasses stands where they sold all kinds of sunglasses available at that time at very steep discounts and affordable prices. Of particular importance to me was the colour of the glasses in the sunglasses themselves as they registered a unique and pleasurable form of beauty in my eyes that no words could explain or describe.
I have always been mesmerised by the spectacular beauty and the ecstatic magnificence of colours, and if you share this feeling with me, you can probably appreciate why I was so intrigued - as a kid I wondered why some were black, others were brown or blue or even green, yet still others were a complex mixture of all these colours and more. I could understand the fact that the availability of variety was well appreciated, but my problem was the science behind this variety. Physics was one of my favourite subjects in high school and while many people hated it or found it rather challenging to grasp, I found the opportunity to satisfy my curiosity of sunglasses; and I was amazed by my research and discoveries.
It is obvious today that most people don't really want to get to know more about the products that they purchase or consume frequently apart from the fact that they work or do the job that they are intended to do. The market is more interested with the instant-coffee approach or plug-and-play kind of products with no hassle about the whys and hows of the products. While this approach may work for several people and even be beneficial in some cases, it is important to have an idea of the science or logic behind the working or operations of a product before purchasing it, in order to make wise or more-informed buying decisions. Having an appreciable knowledge or at least some rough idea of how sunglasses actually work or manage to do their magic so effortlessly, can help you make a better choice at the store that is just right for your eyes or the eyes of your loved ones.
Planning your dream wedding? Ever thought about getting married abroad? After all it is supposed to be the best day of your life so why not spare any expense and just go for it and why not have your wedding where you’re planning to honeymoon? - This would be so fitting and friends and family can enjoy the sun too.
Ok, so if you can’t afford to pay for all of your guests to attend the wedding abroad, why not ask them to contribute a little something towards, especially if you’re planning on inviting loads of people to the wedding. You may think it sounds a little cheeky, but most would understand – why not just ask them and see what they think? Alternatively, ask a select few to go for your wedding day and have a pre-wedding party before you leave for all of the other guests.
Did you know that weddings are becoming more popular abroad and with good reason; many can work out cheaper than having an actual wedding within the UK, and with the weather more likely to be warmer and sunny, this really is ideal.
If and when you do decide to have your wedding abroad, there are so many options when deciding on where to have your wedding. Therefore, I have picked some of the best and most popular places for you to have your wedding.
There are lots of questions you need to answer and ask yourself before deciding upon what to do, but at the end of the day it is your day and you should make it a day you’ll never forget! If he or she’s the one, you won’t ever get married again, so you really should make the most of it.
Escape to one of Davao’s most well-known hotels this weekend. Avail of Apo View Hotel’s special Weekend Room Promo which includes breakfast buffet at Entrée, drinks at Blue Room, pool access and special discounts for only Php2,500 net. Unwind and let Apo View Hotel take care of you, your friends and family this weekend.
Rest your mind and body in one of their Deluxe Rooms complete with Wi-Fi connection and 24-hour room service. After a good night’s rest, start your day by having a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and load up on Continental breakfast favourites such as bacon and eggs, and Filipino dishes such as tapa, dried fish, and various kakanins at their breakfast buffet at Entrée. Then, feel free to spend the rest of your mini-vacation either cooling off with a dip in their pool as you take in the view of the city skyline or partying it up and get lost to the music as you take a sip of your welcome drinks at Blue Room.
Take advantage of our special discounts on in-room massage services. Enjoy a soothing massage by trained masseuses from Body Excellence spa and let them ease away the weeks’ worth of tension from your body, or sit back and relax with a cappuccino and munch on a variety of snack choices from Café Josefina’s merienda buffet.
Young, aspiring cagers from Davao and Cagayan De Oro shone from among 50 hopefuls after dazzling the judges during the Alaxan FR Galing Mo Camp held at the Unilab gymnasium in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.
|Gabriel Dagangon (2nd Photo,Fourth from left), two of the winners for Alaxan FR Galing Mo! National Camp|
Proudly occupying two out of the ten podium spots were Davao's Gabriel Dagangon and Miguel Plata after the three-day camp culminated in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.
|Miguel Plata from Davao City|
Hard work paid off for the group, who each won a P100,000 infrastructure project for their respective barangays, on top of a P20,000 cash incentive (P25,000 for MVP Flores). Their stellar performance got the nod of the camp directors, led by no less than basketball legends Alvin Patrimonio, Jerry Codiñera, Benjie Paras, Jojo Lastimosa, Johnny Abarrientos, and Ronnie Magsanoc.
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Amongst all other clothing materials, wool has its importance. Wool is a luxury item as it is one of the best insulating fibers. The use of wool in clothing or any other accessory helps in keeping the person warm and away from cold temperate or moisture. The intricate wool fiber makes the clothing very comfortable adds grandeur to it. Wool comes in different types, each with its own distinct property which can be utilized in a unique way. For many decades only ships wool was manufactured and used in clothing and textile industry but now with advanced knowledge of the surroundings, men have been able to use animals such as rabbits, goats, camel, etc. to obtain high quality wool.
The characteristics displayed by the wool type determine the pathway of its use. Length, diameter, crimp, luster, color and the feel are all impertinent factors which can alter the entire use of the fabric. For example, if the wool has too much crimp the fabric will turn out to be rough whereas just the natural crimp in the wool would give a softer feel. Colors are not a matter of worry as most of the wool can be easily dyed into any color the manufacturer wants.
For a soft, lightweight and durable fabric, camel hair is the best option. The natural color concludes of a golden brown shade but can be dyed according to the customer’s preferences. Camel hair is one of the most expensive wool types because the harvesting process is way too costly. This is why most of the fabric is a mixture of camel and sheep wool in order to make it affordable. Elite class of a society prefers camel hair wool because of its extravagance fabric.
Angora wool is made from the hair of the Angora rabbit. It has a soft feel and is lightweight. They are popular for wearing in cold weathers as the fibers have the characteristic of retaining heat. The fabric is very comfortable to wear and thus used mostly in outerwear such as sweaters.
The top most in demand and widely used wool is the sheep’s wool. It is common in all the countries because it is accessible almost anywhere and the fabric is also extremely flexible. Since the market of a sheep’s wool is huge, the qualities they can be found differ as well. There are high-quality, medium-quality and coarser wool in the market and all are bought by the customer according to their preferences. However, for knit outerwear only the finest-quality is used. The characteristics such as wrinkle-resistant and static-free make the use of sheep’s wool extensive.
Now we've all been there. And by there, I mean the dreaded limbo period where your boyfriend and his friends assemble a debate between pubs and clubs / the footie game and/or an intense poker match (one things for sure, don't hang around to find out; these decisions can take hours.)
So, with your new renowned Friday freedom on the horizon, you realise it’s your turn to go and have some fun too. And with that in mind, here are our top 5 things you can do last minute:#1 Girls Night Out
The most exhilarating and often over looked option is a night out with the girls. Give a quick phone around and gather them up down your local cocktail bar. Order in the pitchers or the wine (by the bottle) and have a good old natter. You’ll quickly realise why this hasn’t been organised sooner.
The night doesn't have to stop there though, carry the night on with a cocktail class, wine tasting or chocolate making session. It is Friday after all and the night is young!
#2 Go to the Cinema
Go and see that chick flick you’ve been secretly obsessed about over the past few weeks. It’s actually quite uplifting to be sat in the theatre by yourself and enjoy the triumph of a chick flick with zero distractions. It’s relaxing, enjoyable and best of all – you won’t have to share your large popcorn or chocolate nibbles with anyone nor listen to your boyfriend moan about how awful it was afterwards. You can cry and laugh at all the parts he would have found inappropriate guilt-free!
If the film doesn't start for an hour or so, pop into a late night salon for a mani or pedi before hand. Or even eat in the restaurant you've been dying to try out.
Instead of asking a professional, one can personalize clothes oneself. Personalization has become an easier task for oneself with the elevation of the technological era. People are able to customize their clothes, t-shirts and outerwear, in any way they prefer to and since it has quite a lot of benefits, the industry has developed a good hype amongst the people. There are youngsters personalizing their outfit to represent themselves and their personality. A piece of mind can be displayed through the use of personalization on clothes which attract many people belonging different paths in one. Names, initials, brand monogram and logo, artwork, etc. can be imprinted on clothes according to preferences.
There is absolutely no expertise required in order to recycle one’s clothing through customizing it and changing it from top to bottom. T-shirts can be used in a lot of ways for recycling it. For example, slits could be made, paint can be sprayed, V-neck shape design opted, printed designs can be sewed, ornaments can be glued, etc. For other methods of recycling, Google search listings can be looked upon and pointers could be implemented on the clothing then onwards. People buy too many clothes but often are only able to wear them seldom because of the same design. Recycling allows a cloth to be utilized fully until unless their threads tear apart. This way, the use of expensive clothing can also be made worth the price.
The Woman In Me is hosting a fab giveaway sponsored by DualShine Jewelry which will run from May 15, 12:01 EST to June 15, 2013. This giveaway is open worldwide.
Two winners will get the chance to pick 2 set of jewelries of their choice (please refer to the photo above). This giveaway is brought to you by DualShine - an online shop that specializes in retail and wholesale of fashion jewelries. Enter the rafflecopter below to join.
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I have been an official member of the Davao Bloggers Society since September 2012 but it was only last Friday, May 3, 2013, when I got the chance to be formally inducted during the Davao Bloggers Society Acquaintance Party held at Krispy Kreme SM Lanang Premier. I admit I already knew some of the members through the events and gatherings I have attended but I am still excited to meet and greet new faces behind the blogs I read in the threads.
It was not the "usual" acquaintance party like what other organizations do. There were no traces of alcohol and hardcore partying but nonetheless, it was the best I had attended so far. Why? It's not because of the raffle prizes, not because of the activities, not because I was one of the masters of the ceremony, not because of the good food, not because of the freebies that I took home with me, but because of the PEOPLE who I was with during that one great Friday night. Naaaaaaakkkssss!
Guess who's back to blogging?! Of course me!!
Pardon my long hiatus, my beloved readers. I hope you missed me and my posts. If not, then miss it now! Just kidding! If you noticed, I only had a few posts during the month of April. It was actually the busiest month I had so far because I am busy preparing for my FUTURE. If you're one of my closest friends, you probably knew about what kept me really busy, but if you're far from knowing it, then just wait. I'll be sharing about it soon in my blog.
Anyway, I would like to make my comeback a bit more special and memorable by sharing to you what I wore when I took a leap to a better future ahead of me.Quite formal, right? I bet you already have an idea about what my FUTURE is.
Disclaimer: It's not a job interview. But certainly, if you want to make a great impression in a job interview, then try to come up with this similar style. You can never go wrong with a little black dress.