Archive | May, 2012

Myra Vitaglow Tinted Facial Moisturizer – REVIEW

8 May

I was really eyeing on Olay Total Effects Touch of Foundation when I came across this 35ml tube. I bought it then and there and decided to give it a try first. It has become one of my fave products because it is never time consuming! Myra Vitaglow makes it easy for me to prep myself for the day. Its liquid consistency makes it very easy to apply. You just apply it with your fingertips (or with a sponge) and voila, you are ready to face your day.

Since I became a mom, my time for skin regimen has been cut short. I really need to use products that do more than one job. And with this product, you don’t only get two benefits. It is a moisturizer with a hint of color, plus it is infused with minerals, vitamin E, and SPF 15 to boot. The minerals are quite obvious because your skin becomes luminous after application. They literally give my skin a healthy glow (like a Cullen!). Since it is from Myra, Vitamin E is an expectation. This fat soluble vitamin helps keep skin looking soft, healthy and young. Its SPF15 protects my skin from the sun’s harmful rays. It was not really specified if it protects skin from both UVA and UVB. Lastly, it is dermatologist-tested so it is safe for daily use.

To sum it all up, here are the pros and cons of this product.

(+) moisturizes with vitamin E

(+) with SPF 15

(+) the ivory shade is perfect in giving me natural coverage

(+) evens out my skin tone

(+) mild and derma-tested

(+) very cheap! (135.00php) Definitely a must-try.

(-) it has only 2 shades (Ivory and Beige) to choose from

(-) the too obvious glittery effect that makes me look like Edward Cullen’s sister

(-) the expiration (October 2012) which is a bit near (I am so tipid with products that sometimes they last a year)

My First on Motherhood

8 May

i just started my blog! (i copied and edited this one from another a bit complicated site) yippee! it has been a while since i started putting my thoughts in paper… 

i hope i can share here my thoughts on everything under the sun. 🙂

today is april 3, 2012, exactly 5pm. my iya is asleep beside me. we are here at my mom’s place because we don’t have company at home. (today is may8)

i love staring at my daughter, especially when she is asleep. i just look at her and i experience peace. she is such an angel. i am very grateful she came into my life… as my husband always says, iya has a purpose in each of us. iya came and Joseph, my husband, became more focused in his career and his actuarial exams so he can better provide our needs.

iya taught me lots of things. the first thing she taught me was to become independent. i was so dependent with my parents before i got married. i cannot even decide for myself. after getting married, only then i experienced freedom, the only thing lacking for my perfect life. then i learned to adapt to change. i learned to be strong for her as i face the challenges and responsibilities of being a wife and a mother. she also taught me patience and love and being happy with the simplest of things.

though i had to give up some things, like a fulltime career, i don’t mind. i am just happy waking up beside my iya and taking care of her every single day for the past 13months (almost 15months now!). 🙂 i am very happy to be a full time wife and mother. i know a bit of time is wasted but i wouldn’t have it any other way… nothing beats experiencing all her firsts and milestones. motherhood is such a loving, happy place…