Thursday, March 20, 2014

SNAPS - Sunday Fun Day

1.We came across an event for Philippine Army tribute, a lot of portraits, the army themselves with sort of program and memorabilias and enjoy hearing good songs and some beats along our way.
2. Love seeing my kids walking infront of us. There's an overwhelming emotion inside me that i can't express somehow.
3. Iya enjoy most of the day walking, running, playing and chatting with some of her new "friends". Miss congeniality she is.
4.We then stop by by this Thor inspired man. At first we thought it's an statue but then he moves, that's what we know he's for real. A center of attraction to many passers by.
5. Somewhat thrilled and exhausted, she sat down for a while and ask me to take her a photo.
6. Inspired by an art exhibit, this two took more time going through each and every painting that they saw, then dropping some insights about it too.
7. There's nothing even better for Iya to be at his daddy's arms, mostly when she is tired.
8. A picture of them altogether complete our sunday funday outdoor activities. My pot of gold. A worth treasure to keep.


By the way i have a summer giveaway going through, you can check all about the details here.


"A portrait of my kids, once a week, every week, in 2014"

Iya : Love making friends and picking flowers.
Gabriel. : A happy moment to see his face being surprised after knowing he will get his graduation gift earlier than he expected.
Adrian. : Inseperable with his sister, in either way. Maybe because they are only nine months apart and the bond is solid together growing up. Just like i have twins.
Jenille : At 19 i do thank her knowing she still enjoy our company at her age. She makes our family time a priority more than anybody else and it makes my heart pounder.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Giveaway : Skincare and Mason jars Summer Giveaway

It's been a  long time since i hosted a giveaway so i just thought why not have another one now, right? For the first time before i gave one of my favorite item, a LongChamp Cabas Le PLiage and for now as we welcome the season i will give one reader an items consist of two mason jars, ( the regular mouth mason jar and the limited blue one ) 200 ml Nivea after sun spray and lastly a 100ml Belo sunblock mist with spf 50! An additional essential to your summer get away! All items in my previous and current giveaway consist of what this blog content and/or personality is all about. ( Beauty, what i love and pretty things )

The giveaway will run up to April 7, be sure to check back for the announcement of winner. On how to enter, you can leave a message at the comment box below and say a word what you love most visiting my site. To consider more entry you can follow me through gfc at the right upper corner or at all social network that i am in, ( bloglovin, instagram, twitter, pinterest ) you will gather an additional entry for each, just be sure to comment again so i can count you in.

This is not a sponsored post. The giveaway is open for Philippines residents, however, i also consider the opening to my foreign readers as long as you know a relative here where i can shift the items to their address one's you're pick.

I want to thank you all for giving some of your time to visit. Good luck!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hello Summer

Yesterday was officially the start of summer! I can feel the intense heat of the sun when Iya and I went to town. We had 34 degrees as of yesterday and for sure temperature rise up as the season goes through. We celebrate the day by going to our local starbucks store and ordered iced coffee instead of the usual cafe latte. A good start to beat the heat.

I am really excited whenever summer time comes. Why? Because we only have two seasons, rainy and sunny, and i go with the latter. Though i must admit, i am a homebody, but this is an exception. Summer season is one of filipino culture wherein extended family and friends get together and reunited with each other. A family trip going to places where you can explore and see new things, preferably going to resorts to many. Most of the time, a reunion wherein each family member or a friend brings pot luck of foods that they share over a happy conversation. If not, a treat provided by a family member or a friend too. A really good time to have an adventure and happy moments to share with someone who are all dear to our hearts.

Hope you start enjoying yours this weekend. Till next time.



"The portrait of my kids, once a week, every week, for 2014."

Jenille : Wanted to explore and travel.
Adrian : A very "strict" kind of brother. A trainor that he is and i am taking it on a positive side.
Gabriel : Thinking what his daily routine seems like studying in a university.
Iya. : She will sing in every places she wants, even when taking a bath. I hear her voice all throughout our home this week and loving it more and more

...And some news! Stay tuned for a SUMMER GIVEAWAY!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Beauty : Summer Beauty Essentials Part 1

I decided to do a post regarding my beauty must have this season. Some of the products below are what i currently using nowadays, some items are yet to be deliver. I love reading articles about beauty essential's that keeps me reminded how to take care of the skin, not only in the face but for the whole body as well.

Face and body Sunblock
Due to heat now almost all engaged in sunblock though most of the time we uses it on a normal daily basis as often as we could. A beauty consultant who is a friend of mine told me before that to have a flawless skin, sunblock is the key. The earlier you got into the routine, the better would the skin will benefit, result would be even better. Never forget to have it available in your vanity kit. As an add on, early usage avoid skin discolaration and melasma. Avoid direct sun exposure eventhough you apply, a re application should be done if you are expose directly to the sun most especially in time of summer season. Those are some of the words she taught me that i never really forget up to now.

Body Scrub
Though it's a routine to wash off dead skin one to twice a week, sometimes due to lack of time for long bath, i normally do it only once. When summer is up, i tend to stick to my schedule and do a scrub twice a week. Coffee scrub is one of my favorite, i sometimes do my own or even buy one from the store. It has an anti ageing benefit that helps lessen the appearance of cellulites. A great choice most importantly if you tend to be a beach babe this summer. Wot woot!

Do your own :
3-4 tbsp used coffee grounds
I tsp olive oil
1 calamansi juice and/or 2 drops of lemon juice

Mix and apply to the whole body in a circular motion. Apply body butter or oil afterwards to bring back moisture lost due to scrubbing.

A good brightening moisturiser and radiant serum works well for me. Suits best as i live in tropical country where heat is up all through out the year. And for that i always used moisturiser with spf. Again it helps to moisturise the skin due to heat that cause dryness. Also to avoid and prevent sun spots due to damage of frequent outdoor exposure. It also helps the skin to bring back moisture loss most especially if you are planning to be frequently at the beach this season. For combination skin like me, lotion and gel type works well, much lighter to apply. Knowing your current skin type helps a lot for proper balance and nourishment of the skin.

Water mist
Now that the heat is up, it's refreshing to have mist at your totes or within reach. Not only it refreshes the skin but also helps make up to stay longer without having to re apply frequently. I also heard and read that it's also a great help for those who are in cold climate since it brings back the ph level of the skin.

Lip balm
My lip chaps in cold and hot season so I always have mine with me. One of my favorite color is the rhubarb, it not only nourishes but leaves a tint to your pout as well. A good alternative to my normal lipstick usage and much lighter to use. Carmex also is a long time favorite that i always used as a base before applying lipstick.

Hair Care
As i take care of my mane in cold season, at most for summer. Too much sun exposure tends my hair to get dry and frizzy. This oil is my mane's bestfriend for long. It helps my hair to become soft and nourished.
Tip: normally i used to put an oil before bedtime as an intensive treatment or 30-45 minutes before i will take a bath if ever i forgot to apply the night before. After bath, i let my hair dry for a while then have a 1-2 pumps of this hair serum and apply at the bottom of my hair. It helps frizz at bay.

Would love to know some of your summer must haves too. You can leave a link at the comment box below and will be glad to visit your post. Have a lovely Spring / Summer time to you all. Enjoy!


Thursday, March 6, 2014


"The portrait of my kids, once a week, every week, for 2014".

Iya : Been sick oral medication and nebulize for days. Thankfully she can able to do her normal routine even though she had a bad feeling. Bubbly as she is.
Gabriel : Excited for March since it's graduation month. Will enter secondary level on June. Bittersweet feeling for me.
Adrian : Now he finally decided to have a braces. Glad he is.
Jenille. : Talking more about social issues lately. On how life evolve, about poverty and education. Life as it is. Such an interesting topic for us to deal with.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Round Up : February

And February ended. March is on the hook now and summer time is around the corner. Kids are planning and planning about the summer get aways as heat becomes warmer. But what i love most  about the concept is the adventure behind it. The experience and memories, a treasure to keep. Always.

February is such a fun treat. Quite romantic in that sense since Valentine's day is on it and we did a little about crafting for our dad here. Aside from that, what i personally like most is i already decided which bag to choose as i post here and love to think that i will have it on my doorstep before second quarter ended or the least, at early part of third quarter. So near yet so far! Though i am eager and excited, it's fine to wait ( as i don't have an option ) as long as i know this year i will have it. Yay! Pardon me for the emotion, it's just the mom-girl stuff which made me happy and i just can't help it.

Above all, thankful that I able to do more about reflections. thinking about the important things and appreciate life even in the smallest sense. It makes life more easier to handle.

So what are you up to since summer is around the corner? Any itenerary to share? Would love to hear!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

SNAPS - Outdoor

1. The happiest kid seeing fish. It brings back memory on Nemo movie. It would be great to do this more often. Exploring for Iya.
2. Been lucky to visit farmers botanical market while the delivery is being unloaded. So many beautiful plants and succulents to choose from, and even orchids too!
3. Fascinated how a small red bell pepper plants can produce such a harvest. Love.
4. It's been a while since the last time i ate a balut ( exotic age egg from ducks ) and to satisfy the craving i pull over and we had one each. Sumptuous.
5. Bonding sometimes means going out nowhere, just be on the road is such a fun treat. And in some point we find ourselves in one of our kids favorite burger joint.

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