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Gourmet Fair

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We chanced upon a gourmet food fair at Gateway Activity Area and wandered around the area to see what will pique our interest. There’s a lot actually — like this flavored chocolates with personalized wrappers. I think it’s the perfect giveaway to any party.

But what excites me with these kinds of food fair is the chance to discover local food and desserts shop. In the end, we decided to take home MedChef‘s revel bar (3pcs for Php100). #supportlocal

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To more foodie discoveries and sweet beginnings!

Unboxing: Salad Box

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Salad Box

My first ever beauty box from Salad Box! Much thanks to Lay Bare’s event where I scored this pretty pink box.

What I love about beauty subscription boxes is that you get to sample deluxe products at a very affordable price. It’s the best way to try new products before you buy what really works for you.

In fact, my first of the first beauty box subscription is where and how we discovered our latest and current facial wash!

Now that I have this Salad Box with me, I hope I can discover and experience a new beauty product that will be part of my skincare regimen.

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Unboxing Salad Box

  1.   Flawless Stem Cell Daily Cleanser
  2.   Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum
  3.   Yuka Nail Polish Remover Wipes
  4.   Skinfood Watery Berry Toner and Emulsion

Be Hair-Free with Lay Bare

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I’ve had the honor to be part of Lay Bare’s First Bloggers’ Event. Being the fanatic of this waxing salon since it started 8 years ago (my first-ever Brazilian waxing experience was at their first branch in Sct. Ybardolaza QC), naturally I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hear straight from this family-owned and managed company about their story, their strength and their goals.
We first had an all-female circuit training at Curves BGC. More about my experience here.

Then it’s time to go straight to Lay Bare‘s Fisher Mall branch.

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Check out my ride! Hummer baby, thanks to Grab Car!

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A sweet welcome at the Lay Bare Fisher Mall branch.

Workout your Curves

Going inside Curves BGC

Going inside Curves BGC

I’ve tried circuit training at a different gym / sports house before and I felt that my head was spinning and that my heart would jump out of my ribs! Yes, that exaggerated. When I read that it is going to be part of LayBare’s blogger’s activity, initially I thought I’d like to skip.

Locker key, free ball pen, fitness assessment form and body fat analyzer

Locker key, free ball pen, fitness assessment form and body fat analyzer

On the morning of the event though, something tells me that I have got to go… and so I did. Boy was I glad I did! We first did a fitness assessment to identify where you are at your goal and how to achieve it by proper diet and exercise.

Having my body fat analysis

Having my body fat analysis

Our body measurements and body fat were taken, then we are all ready to start the workout. Their gym is female-friendly — there are no posters of buff body, just inspirational words to look at and live by. Do you want to know exactly what the Curves circuit is like?

You & Me: Time In A Bottle

Time in a BottleA photo taken after dinner at Lugang Café in Mega Fashion Hall.

Hello, July!

Here we are, working our way to try and squeeze quality time every chance we get esp with our crazy busy lives. A simple dinner where we talked and caught up on how our day was is just what I needed to greet this new month a sweet “Hello!”.

I know time and time again when it’s the first day of the month, I always get amazed at “how time flies really fast” and for those who are like me wondering where did time go, I leave you this very befitting quote about time.

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

— Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay

How did you start your second half of the year? I hope with a smile painted on your face!

Soneva Spa

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Ever since college I’m drawn to the idea of pampering myself through retail therapy, having a manicure and pedicure or the best of them all — a full body massage. Although I haven’t read much about the health benefits it give, I know for a fact that after a rough day at work (or school), it helps relax the muscle tension esp on my shoulders and my whole mind, body and soul.

There can never be “too much spa” or “too much massage” in my world. I, personally, like most of us I think, live a very hectic lifestyle to say the least. An offer to have a spa massage is a welcome change in my very busy, fast-paced and highly stressful life. That’s where Soneva Spa comes in!

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St. Nicholas Restaurant

I had the privilege to visit a newly-opened dining place in Mandaluyong’s which offers sweet and savory dishes at a very affordable price, St. Nicholas. It was a nice and complete dining experience as the chef and restaurateur, Nick Pelaez, shared the history behind his restaurant, the inspiration behind its eclectic ambiance and the delectable dishes served generously to us.

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St. Nicholas started as a catering service for 10 years before they gave in to customers’ demand to make it into a restaurant which opened just last April which they can visit anytime they crave for good food, good service at a good rate.