Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
1. I'm tough, BUT it's sad being alone (friends do help, but you guys know what I mean!)
2. I miss the insane feeling, of being in LOVE (when was the last time?)
3. I still don't know what I want to do with it...
Argh. Poor me. =(
Metallic Grey bag from my own shop, UrbanPosh
TOTAL COST = Php 2,180
See, there's no excuse not to look & feel good about ourselves; take note that you can use everything here over & over again! And remember, great outfits should come with a kind heart & a positive attitude =)
Happy weekend, ladies!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I may have lost the chance to see what's on the other side, but I was able to keep my self-respect & pride. And that's something I'd rather keep than pawn, for anything worldly.
And lastly, a random thought I got from my good friend, Vic:
Totally makes sense. Let loose, let go, and live forward. I'd rather live my life happily, there's so much more to see & experience, and I'm definitely living it....the crazy neurochiq way =)
Monday, June 22, 2009
Can't help but wash the dress that night & wear it the next day, super comfy!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I love nature tripping in general, but I'm more of a "water person", yes, not only beach, because I equally love falls, hotsprings, rivers, lakes, pools, even batis! I just like how water feels on my skin, how different life underwater is. Unexplainable feeling. Happiness. [can't wait to reef walk in Bora!]
Makes me think maybe I was a fish before this life, a noisy, restless & vain one. Hah!
FYI, colors indicate the health of the corals
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
There is a Chinese saying which carries the meaning that "A speech will either prosper or ruin a nation." Many relationships break off because of wrong speech. When a couple is too close with each other,we always forget mutual respect and courtesy. We may say anything without considering if it would hurt the other party. A friend and her millionaire husband visited their construction site. A worker who wore a helmet saw her and shouted,"Hi, Emily! Remember me? We used to date in the secondary school." On the way home, her millionaire husband teased her, "Luckily you married me.Otherwise you will be the wife of a construction worker." She answered ,"You should appreciate that you married me. Otherwise, he will be the millionaire and not you." Frequently exchanging these remarks plants the seed for a bad relationship. It's like a broken egg - cannot be reversed.
TRUST is a very important factor for all relationships. When trust is broken, it is the end of the relationship. Lack of trust leads to suspicion, suspicion generates anger, anger causes enmity and enmity may result in separation.
A female telephone operator received a phone call one day. She answered, "Public Utilities Board." There was silence. She repeated, "PUB." There was still no answer. When she was going to cut off the line, she heard a lady's voice, "Oh, so this is PUB.Sorry, I got the number from my husband's pocket but I do not know whose number it is." Without mutual trust, just imagine what will happen to the couple if the telephone operator answered with just "hello" instead of "PUB".
A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck. The man ran to his son, knocked him away, hammered the little boy's hands into pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital. Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate the fingers from both the boy's hands. When the boy woke up from the surgery & saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, " Daddy,I'm sorry about your truck." Then he asked, "but when are my fingers going to grow back?"
Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or you wish to take revenge. Think first before you lose your patience with someone you love. Trucks can be repaired. Broken bones & hurt feelings often can't. Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the act. We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge. People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage can haunt us forever.
Monday, June 15, 2009
BEFORE: plain & boring
Do share some of your life's happenings during the 3-day break =) Live life, and all its Craziness!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
I feel blessed today. I may not be as adrenaline-filled as I used to be (my previous job was a nerve-wracking PR Consultant), but I think of my current situation more of a blessing & opportunity to do MORE. I need activities to relieve stress and pour out excess energy, and I don't like wasting time doing nothing (massage sessions exempted! =p).
And so, since my current job is fixed and work-life balance friendly, I decided to venture into a small scale business. For the love of fashion & beauty, UrbanPosh was born.
Now, mere three months later, I'm so excited, all the more proud, to sell something that supports one of the most important & consistent advocacy I have: Green Campaign.
Starting today, I'm introducing Venus & Mars All Organic Skin Treats in my online shop. Not only will these beautify women, it'll also preserve our precious Earth. So how did I hit three birds?
I didn't know I can mix them up so well!
To my One True Creator, all the Glory are Yours!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I promised a review on this sooner, but I needed at least 2 weeks to test and re-test them before I give my verdict. Here’s my take on the following organic products I bought from Ilog Maria Bee Farm in Silang, Cavite, shared in my blogs and at Kikay Exchange.
HONEY PROPOLIS SHAMPOO
Removes chemical build up from commercial shampoos, soothes dry and itchy scalp, and promotes hair growth.
No bubbles will form on the first use; this, accordingly, is a sign that the natural shampoo is reacting with all the grime and chemicals that are stuck in our hair and scalp. I dye my hair, thus, I needed to apply and rinse the shampoo three times before I finally saw some bubbles. I used two sliced Calamansi to condition my hair afterwards. (recommended in the package)
LIKES: I have a mild case of dermatitis, which makes my oil glands hyperactive, affecting my scalp. For the first time, after ages of searching for the perfect clarifying shampoo, I think I found the one! I’ve never felt my scalp so light, clean, and relieved. I loved the minty feel, makes me think of getting a hair spa. =)
· refreshing minty feel
· leaves hair and scalp seriously clean & itch-free
· removes chemical build up
· 100% ORGANIC, FILIPINO MADE =)
· Very affordable @ Php 77.00 per 50 ml
DISLIKES: The only down side is that, despite using calamansi as a natural conditioner, softness of hair does not compare to the commercial conditioners I love. And they haven’t introduced an organic conditioner yet. =(
OVERALL VERDICT: 8 out of 10. Will use this 2 times a week.
HONEY BEESWAX AND PROPOLIS LIPBALM
Soothes dry, chapped and bleeding lips while keeping it moisturized.
First few use made my lips peel so much, assuming it’s a “renewing effect”, I just wiped off excess skin with damp tissue and reapply. True enough, after a few days, peeling was lessened, but did not completely solve it.
LIKES: Minty feel on your lips, good base for lipstick, and a safe feeling that while you accidentally consume some of your balm, you’re sure it’s organic.
DISLIKES: I don’t like how it tastes, not bad, but a bit weird. I’d rather go for an unflavored one.
OVERALL VERDICT: Better than commercial balms like Chapstick, Nivea and the likes, but not an outstanding one. I have a more homework to do. 6 out of 10.
ROYAL JELLY FACE OIL
Royal Jelly with fruits and flowers essence, is known to delay skin ageing and soothes dry, tired skin and keeps it elastic.
I tried too many moisturizers in the market, but haven’t found my match. From the super expensive to the downright cheap. My skin is so prone to acne, that it breaks out after a few application. So I’m left with no choice but skip the moisturizing part of the evening beauty ritual. Naturally, I’m hesitant to try an oil based moisturizer, but my acne soap made my skin so dry and itchy, that I decided to give the RJ face oil a try.
LIKES: EVERYTHING. I felt the effect the morning after the first application. My skin is smoother to touch and feels tighter, in a good way. All the dry, itchy spots on my face are gone, and no hint of breakouts! I could have cried in joy! =)
· 100% ORGANIC, FILIPINO MADE =)
· Makes skin smooth, silky and tighter
· Removes the itchy, flaky spots brought about by anti-acne soap
· No breakouts at all! (oohlala!)
· Reasonably priced at Php 121.00 per 25 ml (a little goes a long way)
DISLIKES: Not actually a dislike, but a preference. I’m not big on flowery scents, which this oil has =p But no big a deal. A bit oily, but I learned to apply just the right amount, and everything is fine =)
OVERALL VERDICT: Simply FANTASTIC. Even my mom loved it too! 9.5 out of 10. Will use it from now on!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Natural Goat's Milk Bath Soap (again from our own shop)
Moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize some more! Rich lather and super soft skin up to the last bit!
They say friends come & go, but SIBLINGS will always be SIBLINGS. No matter how far you live from each other, how long you haven't talked, or how different your personalities/beliefs/religions are. In Filipino, we call our brothers/sisters "kapatid", which accordingly (not scientific), means being cut from the same umbilical cord connected to the mother.
Anyway, I'm writing this in honor of my only sibling (soon to be dad!), who is celebrating his 29th birthday TODAY!