Friday, April 25, 2014

kim jones for neutrogena

The Neutrogena® woman is naturally beautiful, optimistic and upbeat.

These are the exact same qualities that the brand saw in Filipino-British blogger, model, surfer and tv host, Kim Jones. It was a perfect match which is why they chose her to be the newest face of Neutrogena.

Being a long-time user of the brand, Kim couldn't be happier with the opportunity.

According to her: “I tape long hours so you can imagine the touch-ups. It really takes a toll on my skin,” she said. 

To keep her skin healthy, Jones shared that she uses Neutrogena® Deep Clean™ Cleanser to keep herself hydrated. On work-free days, the bubbly social media celebrity also likes to keep it relatively make-up free.

“What I love about Neutrogena® is that it’s very simple, and it’s really beneficial for your skin. But it should be a complement to more important skincare habits like drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated,” she said. 

Sun protection is also essential to Jones, as she has been regularly spotted surfing with her fiancĂ©, actor Jericho Rosales. 

“Applying sun screen is really a big part of my skincare regimen,” she added. “Other than that, I do the normal things like cleansing, toning and moisturizing. I’m very minimal. I try to keep my skin sort of exposed so it can breathe.”

For women who aspire for beautifully healthy skin, Kim advises a balance between finding the right skincare brand and living a healthy lifestyle. “Skincare is so important but that’s not all of it. Beauty really does come from within. It will resonate from your personality, your level of fitness, your health, and even your eating habits. All those should be part of your overall beauty regimen.”

As part of Neutrogena®’s campaign for beautifully healthy skin, Jones is featured in three online videos debunking common beauty myths. 
Visit to view the videos.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pearl Earrings: The Piece of Jewelry Every Woman Should Own

Classic and always fashionable, pearl earrings are an ideal piece of jewelry that can seamlessly transfer from one outfit to the next. Be it an important meeting with the CEO from your company or dinner at the hottest upscale restaurant, pearl earrings will highlight your appearance without being overbearing.

For decades, pearl earrings have been the fashionable choice for women of all ages. The delicate pearls complement any fashion sense and skin tone. They come in various sizes and shapes, from your basic studs to dangle chandeliers. Pearl earrings are one of the most versatile pieces of jewelry you can own. They can be worn with an elegant evening dress or the simple combination of jeans and a t-shirt. Pearl earrings can be found at various merchants online and off, including National Pearl and local jewelry stores. Investing in a pair will give you a piece of jewelry that lasts through the ever-changing fashions and fads, and still maintain its classic appearance. 

Pearl earrings will blend ideally with majority of woman’s business attire. Small accent pearls are often found near or on the buttons and cuffs of business attire, and wearing matching pearl earrings is a classy way accessorize while still maintaining a professional appearance. When wearing pearls with a corporate outfit, match the color of the gem with the clothing. For example, pink pearl earrings complement a dark suit with pink pinstripes or a pink blouse. For pearl earrings that have a cluster of colors -- such as brown, pink or green -- wear a floral blouse that contains the same hues. 

Simple and elegant at the same time, pearl stud earrings complement your everyday outfits like jeans or a plan skirt. Pearls have the ability to add a bit of glamor to basic outfits, which is just one of the many reasons why women love them. Matching your earrings with your outfit is always acceptable, but not always necessary. While small pearl studs in white or cream color match almost any outfit, darker studs can also complement your attire beautifully.

Even though they work with just about any outfit, pearl earrings are usually worn with evening wear. From a floor length gown to a slinky black dress, pearl earrings add to any formal outfit. Matching the pearl jewelry to your evening wear is the go-to option for a classy and simple look. Black Tahitian pearls, golden South Sea pearls and white pearls look lovely pared with evening wear. If buying the earrings for a specefic formal gown, keep that outfit in mind when browsing sites such as This will help you choose the right pearls for your outfit.


velvet rose lingerie swimwear and cover up collection 2014

When you're skinny and proportioned, bikini shopping is a breeze and an overall fun experience.

When you're more on the full-figured voluptuous side, the occasion can be nightmarish.

Having weird proportions, I have spent many heartbreaking days scouring the malls for a bikini that will fit. It's, hard is an understatement. It's sad, discouraging and very tiring.

Now, Velvet Rose Lingerie is making it way easier with a wide range of swimwear and cover-ups suited for "real-bodied" women like us. ;)

The new swimwear collection is made from high quality fabric that doesn't shrink when it comes into contact with saltwater and chlorine. It supports and conceals in all the right places with strategically placed shirring and straps.

Of course there's also more than enough choices for those with a flatter chest. Enhance your bust region with the cutest ruffled tops!


Velvet Rose Lingerie also stocks multi-way cover-ups that are dressy enough to wear for dinner or cocktails on the beach:

One-piece and two- piece swimwear retail at P2,390.00, 3- Way Versatile Cover Up at P2,390.00, Short Halter Dress at P1,790.00, Kaftans at P1,790.00 Cosmo Dot Skirt Cover Up at P1,190.00.

To inquire about their latest Swimwear and Cover-Up Collection, please call any Velvet Rose Lingerie branch near you:

Shangri-La Plaza: 634-6571
SM Mall Of Asia: 556-0731
Robinson’s Galleria: 683-0329


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

romwe zebra leggings sale 24 hours only!

Black and white will always be a classic!

When they're combined into a pair of leggings, they morph into a perfect piece that will highlight all your summer outfits flawlessly. 
Terrifically striking when paired with more whites or blacks and beautifully bold when used to anchor brighter colors such as neons.

The upgraded little zebra leggings of Romwe are made even better now by creating a longer and slimmer silhouette for your legs!

Even better is that you can now get it at 36% off for 24 hours only, plus and additional 10% off when you use the code: 10%offleggings upon check out!

Save the date: April 24 and check out the SALE HERE

and don't forget to join my giveaway below for a chance to win one! :)


snugg ipad mini executive case review

With so many iPad cases available in the market today, how do you select which one is best for you? Does your decision rely purely on design or function? It's rare that these two come hand in hand in a single case but with the Snugg, it does:

snugg ipad mini case
I got my iPad Mini Snugg case in a denim cover because I plan to perform some DIY magic on it in the future. I think it would look great with some graffiti on, don't you think?

It's made with real denim so I'm pretty sure fabric pens would work perfectly on it. I'm going for the old school high school look of the 90s  ;)

denim ipad case
Aside from looking and feeling good in my hands, the Snugg lives up to its name...that is of being snug. My iPad Mini has never felt safer or more secure in a case before. I love that it's padded and protected while at the same time lightweight. Unlike other similar style cases, my Snugg hardly weighs a thing and in my book, that's pretty important because being lightweight signifies the majority of an iPad's hefty price tag. It would be a shame not to be able to enjoy that perk because of a case that weighs you down.

Snugg also promises fine craftsmanship with a lifetime guarantee on all of their cases.

snugg ipad mini case review
It has holders for business cards, credit cards, notes, a stylus or a pen (if you're old fashioned like me). I use my iPad for work so it's really nice to have these things handy while I check my mail and other important matters. It makes cross-checking and remembering things a lot easier and convenient especially for people like me who still mix paper with technology.

snugg executive case review
The Snugg also comes with a garterized holder which makes taking photos easier despite having a cover.
And did I mention that, the flap closes automatically with some sort of magnet which also locks your iPad at the same time without having to do it manually? It does.

snugg ipad mini case
snugg ipad mini executive case
Overall, I love my Snugg and would give it a 5 star rating. I think it's great that it has all of these conveniences in a finely made and stylish case that hardly weighs a thing.

for more info on Snugg and their other products, visit:


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

century tuna avocado salad + tuna sisig rice recipe

Summer season means getting in shape and fitting perfectly into those newly purchased bikinis!

I don't believe in extreme dieting and deprivation.

Back when I was younger and struggling with my weight, skipping meals or substituting with crackers was the common practice. I'll tell you now, it doesn't work. The body gets starved and is forced to store rather than expel fat. I didn't lose any weight and I would often cheat momentously with junk food to make up for those fasting days.

The moment I learned how to eat healthy, the pounds started shedding off effortlessly and before I knew it, I was at my desired weight.

Thanks to Century Tuna, eating healthy is now more affordable and attainable with special recipes developed alongside nutritionist to the stars, Ms. Nadine Tengco for the Superbods Challenge.

The Superbods Diet and Workout plan contain enough variety and flavor to last you a month without getting "umay".

Here's a couple favorite recipes:

Serves 2 - great for warm, sunny afternoons. delicious and refreshing.
1 avocado 
1 can CENTURY TUNA Lite Flakes in Veg Oil, drained 
juice of ½ lemon 
1 tsp olive oil 
2 tbsp chopped parsley 
2 green onions, chopped 
1 medium red bell pepper, roasted, cored, de-seeded, chopped 
salt and pepper to taste 

1. Cut avocado lengthwise and remove pit. Scoop out flesh and toss in a large bowl. 
2. Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mash until smooth. 
3. Stir in tuna flakes, parsley, green onions, and roasted red bell pepper. Mix well. 
4. Divide into 2 portions. 
5. Scoop tuna mixture into avocado halves. Serve immediately.

Serves 3 - for when you're in the mood for heavier fare

2 cans CENTURY TUNA Lite Hot and Spicy, drained 
1/3 cup pineapple juice 
1/3 cup chopped onions 
1 tablespoon vinegar 
1 tablespoon calamansi juice 
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 
1 clove garlic, minced 
1/2 teaspoon whole black pepper 
1 bay leaf (laurel), crushed
Salt to taste 
Extended Arroz (see recipe from Arroz a la Century Tuna)

1. Bring to a boil tuna, pineapple juice, bay leaf and whole black pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and cool to room temperature.
2. SautĂ©’ garlic, onions, and ginger. Stir in the tuna.
3. Add vinegar and calamansi and cook for 2 minutes. 
4. Break egg into tuna mix and stir until egg is completely cooked.
5. Leave to stand for a few minutes before serving to all flavours to infuse. Serve on top of “extended” rice.

For more recipes, visit:

romwe zebra/stripe leggings giveaway - open worldwide!

First exploding on the scene in the 1960s, black and white stripe pants has made a huge comeback in the recent years and Romwe has always been at the forefront of the trend serving multiple variations of the style.

Of all released, the stripe legging variation has proven to be the favorite of all fashionistas worldwide. The flattering cut and simple geometric print make it interesting and versatile at the same time.

It offers endless styling options which is why ROMWE decided to improve and upgrade their design. The new zebra leggings are made to make your legs appear slimmer and longer making it the perfect choice for everyone.

To celebrate, a 24 hour sale will be held on April 24 where you'll be able to purchase these leggings for just $15.99 instead of it's original $24.99 price tag plus get an additional 10% off when you use the coupon code: 10%offleggings

And now, what you've all been waiting for, a chance to win a pair for FREE!
To join this giveaway, simply fill up the Rafflecopter form below and please don't forget to leave a comment with your name and email address at the end of this post. 

Good Luck! Giveaway will only run for 5 days, so join today! :)

Also, make sure to check out rave reviews of Romwe on several reputable news sites online:

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