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Happy 15th birthday Cosmo!

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Way back in high school I have been a huge fan of Cosmopolitan Philippines magazine. Usually I save up part of my allowance in order to grab the much-awaited and highly coveted magazine. Other times, I ask my mom to buy me an issue of this monthly dose of inspiration in a mag. Anything I will do to get a hold of this beauty bible (and so much more!) Talk about girl power!

This May, Cosmo Philippines is celebrating their 15th birthday!!!

Happy 15th birthday, Cosmo!

Thank you for the 15 years of bringing out the fun, fearless female in me! Cheers to many more fabulous years together! xoxo

Photo & editing credit: Brian Sahagun

Swoon: Collections by Jaycelle

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Just very recently I have rediscovered my passion for designing fashion accessories. I’ve always loved laces, golds and everything dainty and decided that my first collection should exude that same aura. While creating my first batch of accessories, a fun word that me and my B used a lot in the past to make ourselves roar in laughter popped — Swoon. (If you only knew how B used to mock me by uttering this word in a girly and flirty fashion not to mention his acting and hand gestures — “I d-i-e. S-w-o-o-n!” you will die in laughter too. Promise!

Swoon ‘swün; verb – to become enraptured <swooning with joy>

Swoon: Collections by Jaycelle
I knew instantly that this is what I wanted to name my first accessories collection.

Freesia Earrings
{ Freesia Earrings }

Lace Fern Earrings
{ Lace Fern Earrings }

Pink Mink Earrings
{ Pink Mink Orange Wink Earrings }

Go ahead visit and like our Facebook page to be updated on new designs, contests and promos. See you there! xo

Many thanks to Brian Sahagun for the pretty little logo and actual product shoot among others. Thank you to all who continue to inspire me to unleash the artsy fartsy side of me! *smiles*

Green Tea Goodness

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BonTea Jasmine Green Tea

Losing weight or should I say maintaining weight is somewhat a thing of the past. I fondly remember how my passion for eating never gave me an issue of a bulging belly or flabby arms, even if my only exercise was lifting the TV remote control to change channel. Thanks to fast metabolism when I was much younger. Needless to say, I’ve grown a few years and gained a few extra pounds.

I recall reading articles about green tea and the many health benefits that it offers but I am more inclined in reaping off the benefits of losing weight. Aside from being 200 times more powerful than vitamin E at destroying skin-damaging free radicals which reacts with healthy cells in the body causing damage, it’s said to contain an active ingredient known as epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG for short.

It targets belly fat. It was said that EGCG in green tea, like other catechins, activate fat-burning genes in the abdomen to speed weight loss by 77 percent!

Since I struggle maintaining my weight lately, I’m giving it a try. I have been drinking green tea for a couple of days now and I can’t wait to affirm that it is indeed effective.

In fact, an office friend noticed that I’ve lost some weight… And I like the sound of it! Guess I’ll continue to enjoy my cuppa tea until I see that promising result.