Archive | December, 2013

KRAVE’s 12HD Liquid Foundation in Almond | For that Korean-looking skin!

23 Dec

It’s almost a year of having this foundation but since I only get to blog if I have free time, I was not able to do a review on this earllThis one is the upgraded version of their previous liquid foundation which is now phased out. I still have the previous version in Ricotta and I got to attest that this is 10x better than that. Their packaging and quality greatly improved.

Krave 12HD Liquid Foundation

Product Description

Whitening, Lifting & Nourishing with 12 active ingredients in 1

Incredible 12 in 1 active ingredients infusion to give you ultimate results of covering your imperfections and major signs of skin aging like hyperpigmentation & fine lines. Maximum coverage, lifting, lightening & nourishing formula to transform your beauty instantly and naturally. Light weight & water based that allows your skin to breathe.

30 ml / 1.01 fl. oz.
 ₱730 ( previously ₱985)

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Undergoing Open Appendectomy

20 Dec

Have you ever planned anything so important then a more urgent, more important thing will come your way and you have no choice but to choose the latter?

This was what happened to me.

I was preparing for something big last Monday, December 16… But something bigger came up the weekend before that. My family were out in the mall when pain struck me. My right lower abdomen hurt tremendously! I couldn’t stand straight and I couldn’t walk. I tried loosening my pants but it was no use. I thought, “Could this be appendicitis? Please don’t let it be. It’s just dysmenorrhea.”

Hubby bought medicines for me.

Don’t ever do what I did — self medicate. I took two Kremil-S tablets, then Ponstan SF, then Buscopan.

The Buscopan relieved me from the pain and we were able to eat dinner and even watch “Frozen.”



Come Sunday morning, I had fever and still had that tummy ache. Hubby brought me to STH ER and I underwent some tests (cbc with platelet count and urinalysis). The doctor advised me to transfer to USTH for ultrasound. But when we got to USTH ER, the interns and doctors who checked me up and palpated my abdomen all had one diagnosis — Acute Appendicitis.

Right there and then, they admitted me and scheduled an Open Appendectomy STAT.

I was confined for 5 days and was discharged just yesterday. I had spinal anesthesia around 11pm, Sunday, was on general liquids (Monday), on soft diet (Tuesday) and full diet (Wed and Thurs).  As of this writing, I am still having a hard time walking, moving too much, sneezing, coughing and laughing.

The hardest for me is not to take care of my daughter the way I used to. I miss carrying her, giving her baths, and dancing with her. I pray that I will get better soon so I can go back to the things I normally do.

I leave to you the words of my doctor, “Whatever important thing you have to do, this is more important than that.” It was a bit hard for me to accept that but I know deep inside he was right. What if I came in late and my appendix had ruptured? It would have been more complicated to manage.

Health is wealth, really.

I also want to thank all the efforts of my better half to make me feel I am loved, taken care of and supported. He is and always will be my Superman.

Looking forward to better days ahead for me and my family. And if it’s not too much to ask, please say a little prayer for my quick recovery.

Thank you so much…and God bless you.

Unboxing the December 2013 BDJ Box

10 Dec

Christmas is just around the corner and I was happy that I received this special Max Factor Exclusive BDJ Box this month — plus a Focus/Finish notepad too!

December 2013 BDJ Box

Excited to know what’s inside?

December 2013 BDJ Box

Creme Puff Pressed Powder

Earth Spirits eyeshadow

Kohl Pencil

Masterpiece Max Mascara

Colour Collection Lipstick

Glossfinity Nail Polish

Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation

More on each of them when you click Continue Reading!

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Yummy in my Tummy: Ristorante Bigoli in Trinoma

6 Dec

Last Tuesday, hubby and I were able to have a date – finally!

We don’t usually go out as a couple anymore because we go out as a family most of the time. I left the little girl with my mom and went to Trinoma to meet hubby. Before watching “Catching Fire,” we had a heavy dinner in Bigoli in Trinoma.

This is not a new restaurant to us and we have eaten here a lot already! There are three branches – Eastwood, Trinoma and SM City Fairview. We always visit the Eastwood branch, though.

We ordered:


  • Italian Chicken with Spaghetti al Pesto ₱190
  • Pepperoni Stromboli ₱130
  • Tour of Italy Sampler Platter ₱180
  • Unlimited drinks ₱25 each

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Unboxing the Secret Santa Glamourbox

6 Dec

Christmas came in early this December because of the Secret Santa Glamourbox! For their last box this 2013, they made sure that we subscribers get great goodies and end this year with a bang!

Secret Santa Glamourbox

Glamourbox Goodies this December:

Secret Santa Glamourbox

HOLIKA HOLIKA Face 2 Change CC Cream in Pink Beige

HOLIKA HOLIKA Pure Mellow Multi-Puff

AVON Fragrance in Only Imagine


ZEN ZEST Kitchen Fragrance in Choco Cappuccino

PAULA’S CHOICE Skincare Samples


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Smart Parenting Mommy and Me Fashion Show Part I (Audition + Rehearsal)

2 Dec

Smart Parenting, the country’s number one parenting magazine, recently launched their biggest event this year. I was looking forward to another Meet and Greet since they had one last year (you can check them out here.) but they decided to spice things up a bit by having a mommy and me fashion show.

sp fashion show2

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KRAVE Eyebrow Definer Kit in Pecan Deluxe | Obsessesed with this Very First Organic Eyebrow Powder

2 Dec

I have been obsessed with well groomed, natural looking eyebrows. So when Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals released their organic eyebrow powder, I got it immediately. I am a Krave distributor and ordered this last March 2013. This is my very first eyebrow powder! I have reviewed Shawill and IN2IT too! I know this review is kind of late already but I still have it and still using it.

KRAVE Eyebrow Definer Kit in Pecan Deluxe

This eyebrow definer kit comes with a black box with a little fuschia design. The box and the eyebrow definer kit look so sleek and sophisticated. The eyebrow kit has a thin, sturdy plastic container with brush and mirror included. The brush is two-way: one for lining and the other for blending. It has an eyebrow wax and powder, which is unbelievably organic!

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