A Big Thank You + Giveaways

A Big Thank You + Giveaways

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I never expect to have more than 500+ followers. Thank you so much guys to those who gave their attention and interest to some of my post :-).  To show my appreciation I am giving a raffle

THE PRIZE!

  • 1st Prize           Skin House Beauty Pristine Diamond Facial with Whitening Mask
  • 2nd Prize Love Spell Shimmer Mist by Victorias secret (full size) + Odbo Korean Collagen Mask +Nivea Lip Balm
  • 3rd Prize Nivea Whitening Oil Control Day Cream and Garnier Light Whitening MaskWinners will be announced in my Facebook Fan Page.
    Deadline of entries is on December 30 2014

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Note: If you previously liked/followed my blog, you will automatically have a chance to win the raffle

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Signature facial by Dra. Aivee Aguillar-Teo

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I do admit that I’m so lazy to pamper myself. I’d rather buy makeup than to stay in bed and lay for almost an hour to be black and whiteheads free. I do facials only thrice every year and I know that’s a bad habit to do. Unlike my boyfriend who loves diamond peel and does it every month. And being a beauty blogger requires great skin I think for me to be able share and deliver well every products and services that has to do with beauty. So why do facials if you have great skin, following the proper way of washing the face and uses expensive skin care products? Well I did some research and here’s why you need to do a regular or monthly facial.

Reasons why you need facial

1. Facials clear pores – The performance of your home skin care products is enhanced because ingredients penetrate better into your deeply clean and professionally exfoliated skin.

2. If something’s wrong, you’ll find out why – Your skin changes over time depending on age, weather, and hormones. It’s a good idea to have an expert who can help you address those changes, identify skin conditions, and educate you on how to treat them.

3. You’re popping your zits the wrong way – Every time you squeeze a pimple, you’re risking acne scarring and dark marks. “Regular, professional extractions will help keep the skin clear.

4. It’s better than the beauty counter – healthy skin based on looking  under fluorescent lighting is the strategy of every beauty counters. The best way to know your skin is to examine it, cleanit, treat it, and then assess it. Once you’re on a great regimen, the esthetician will update it by season. It’s like having your own concierge.

5. You’ll find your happy place – Everyone knows stress can cause skin issues, so a facial can cure any breakouts and give you reason to take a few deep, cleansing breaths.

So after researching I booked an appointment right away at Aivee Aguilar-Teo clinic and try their signature facial service.

Dra Aivee’s Signature facial

Their signature facial starts with a dual cleansing protocol to effectively eliminate surface dirt and pollution. A mild cocktail of exfoliating acids depending on the skin type is then applied to dislodge impurities and facilitate easier removal of comedowns with the use of our special extraction method. The treatment is finished with a high frequency treatment to clarify the skin.

Loving the door handles. Designed with double Letter A, stands for Aivee-Aguillar

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before facial
 As much as I hate to take picture of my dirty face to a must for this blog =)). Why dirty? Well it’s needs cleaning and that’s why I’m here =)
After facial pricking
After all that pricking :( actually the nurse has a light hand but I’m just not used i facials and so I did cry a bit.
facial laser
This light will help minimize the redness of the face from pricking and blackheads and white heads extraction
facial mask
Whitening mask was put. I love this mask because compared to the ones sold in stores it has this transparent film which touches very lightly on your face
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Do you want a head Massage mam?  Of course!!
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Now its time to pamper my tummy!
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The best time to eat is after removing the mask so that you’re giving more time for the product to sink in before you apply sunscreen
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The nurse is putting Dr. Aivee Teo’s BB cream  which is great product because of its light coverage and high SPF content.
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Oh  hello fresh face!
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Actually I’m loving the BB cream.  It’s very light and the lightest shade suits my skin color well. Promise I’ll buy and make a review on Dra Aivee’s BB cream soon:)    

Aivee Aguillar-Teo
2nd Floor, East Bldg. The Fort Metro Manila
Open Daily 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

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Thank you so much to all who shared my step by step procedure of the underarm laser hair removal . #sotouched #happy #bblogger #laserhairremoval #philippines #review #blogger #spottedbybarbie

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Thank you so much to all who shared my step by step procedure of the underarm laser hair removal . #sotouched #happy #bblogger #laserhairremoval #philippines #review #blogger #spottedbybarbie

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Tips to control PMS

Tips to control PMS | Barbie Lee

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Aside from our man’s other woman (thank god I’m exempted) the second worst enemy of every woman is none other than PMS or premenstrual syndrome .

So what is a PMS?

PMS stands for Pre-Menstrual Syndrome as I’ve said and it’s the combination of symptoms that some women suffer from a week or so before their period. Symptoms appear before your period starts (as much as five days) and will disappear during your period.

Studies shows that SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF WOMEN SUFFER from headaches, mood swings, bloating, and other problems that threaten their relationships, work life, and well-being.Especially to those people who are watching their weight and calorie intake. PMS symptoms are just ruining everything.

I’ve searched for the remedies and solution to help us women to lessen our PMS problem. Again “to lessen”, because it is more likely that it will hit us when its the time of the month.

Here are some Tips to control PMS and lessen its effect.

1. EXERCISE IMG_0996 copy

Exercise affects your body’s hormone levels and can decrease those symptoms that we all dread every month — from painful cramps to PMS. It  can reduce the congestion in your pelvic area while increasing the endorphins in your system, resulting in a higher level of relaxation. You’ll feel better if you keep exercising.

2. Take some supplements

A number of supplements have been shown to help ease PMS symptoms by improving metabolic function and hormone metabolism.

  • Magnesium citrate or glycinate — Take 400 to 600 mg a day.
  • Calcium citrate — Take 600 mg a day.
  • Vitamin B6 — Take 50 to 100 mg a day along with 800 mcg of folate and 1,000 mcg of vitamin B12.
  • Evening primrose oil — Take two 500mg capsules twice a day.
  • EPA/DHA (omega 3 fats) — Take 1,000 mg once or twice a day.
  • A good daily multivitamin (all the nutrients work together)

3. Limit Caffeine intake

Tips to control PMS | NO caffine

Reduce caffeine intake to feel less tense and irritable and to ease breast soreness. Drink herbal teas and other decaffeinated beverages while experiencing symptoms of PMS.

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4. Avoid Salt

Tips to control PMS | NO salt

  • Just try to avoid salt for a week or two. Salt can make your body bloat.
  • Eat a lot of proteins like meat and nuts.
  • Incorporate a lot of and high-quality carbohydrates such as (oats, barley, and certain fruits and veggies) for they have the ability to slow the absorption of sugar in your blood.
  • Avoid refined carbohydrates such as rice , pasta, candy bars) increases blood levels land thats why you crave for bad foods or high-fat salty snack. which again can lead to BLOAT and WEIGHT GAIN

Remmeber: What you eat can also affect your mood!

5.Avoid stress

Tips to control PMS | avoid stress

Take a hot bath at night, get a massage, try yoga, learn deep breathing or meditation. These techniques and others can help balance hormones.

6. REST

Tips to control PMS | rest

Noting that lack of sleep makes you more irritable and even less likely to exercise control over your diet, experts recommend eight hours a night.

Hope this post can help you ladies as it helped me to alleviate and control pre-menstrual symptoms.  These lifestyle changes will help all help control irritability and mood swings. So good luck ladies:-)

 

 

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"Do not afraid to play with colors." -Bobby Carlos  And he is right! It so pretty #nofilter #happy #success #makeuptip #bobbycarlosxsofabatch1 #spottedbybarbie #blogger

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The reason I took up this short course is because it’s “Bobby Carlos” #bobbycarlosxsofabatch1 #bobbycarlos #makeup #success #happy #spottedbybarbie #sofainstitute #beautyblogger

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The reason I took up this short course is because it's "Bobby Carlos" #bobbycarlosxsofabatch1 #bobbycarlos #makeup #success #happy #spottedbybarbie  #sofainstitute #beautyblogger

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2nd day makeup workshop with the one and only master! @im_bobbycarlos #bobbycarlos #beautyclass #spottedbybarbie #blogger #philippines #sofa

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2nd day makeup workshop with the one and only master! @im_bobbycarlos #bobbycarlos #beautyclass #spottedbybarbie #blogger #philippines #sofa

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Tips on Taking Care of Your Skin

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I know all of us have been experienced of going to this after office big event  or weekend event but thinking of how we can beautify ourselves and Tips on Taking Care of Your Skin even on a tight budget. Cant even go to a facial salon because of the limited time after office hours? Then this blog post is for you. This will surely give you an overnight or even just for 15 -20 minutes that will give you a  surely a moisturized face after. Remember makeup adheres more to a moisturized face and so spare some 15 minutes of your time to do this routine and it will save you time during your  makeup application:)  Believe me even though I use OBAGI products, I badly need moisture on my face. That line will strip away the moisture on your face and will give you a slight peel to lighten the face.

Here  are the things I do to take Care of my Skin to have a super moisturized face without spending too much :)

Step 1 wash the face with mild cleanser or your preferred facial wash. (Not containing salycilic acid for it will strip out the moisture of the face to treat the acne or pimple)

Step 2 apply 2 tablespoon of plain yogurt on the the entire face and avoiding the under eye area.

Tip: choose a non fat yogurt .Full fat yogurt contains natural source of proteins,vitamins and minerals to nourish and provide instant hydration.

Tip 3 for Taking Care of Your Skin -  yougurt mask

Step 3 rinse it off with warm water then lit air dry

Step 4 put a moisturizing mask of your choice and leave it on for 15 minutes.

I got this mask on sale from Face Shop at Glorieta branch. It comes with this ampoules serum to be put first in the face before the actual sheet.

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Tip for Taking Care of Your Skin -

Step 5 Don’t forget to moisturize the neck as well . I suggest go for heavy moisturizer to put it in your neck and apply it upwards.

tip: choose a cream type moisturizer for your neck. The neck is an extension of the face and needs attention, too. Let’s not spoil a beautiful facial complexion with a dry and rough neck.

Tip 5 for Taking Care of Your Skin - mosturise

Step 6 Last dont forget the lips it is still part of the skin. Apply your favorite lip balm or lip moisturizer.

Tip 6 for Taking Care of Your Skin - lips

The end result?

good morning!! ready to go for my photoshoot

Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin

Thank you The Skin House Laser And Beauty Clinic for getting me as your model.

Skin House services

 

 

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Sugar cravings? This is the perfect solution for you!! #sugarfree #mints #swissproduct #blogger #beautyblogging #beautyblogger #tips #diet

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I’m craving for sugary foods!

You are not alone! All women has thigh high need for sugar or sweet foods during or before their period starts.  Even to those people like me who’s not into sweets that much and prefers spicy and salty foods more I have this high sugar cravings before or during my period rock monkey known as PMS ( menstrual syndrome)

The answer: Yormones are to blame for your desire for fried food or candy in the days before your period, says Bontempo. During this time, the pesky stress hormone cortisol spikes, and the feel-good hormone serotonin dips. This fluctuation makes your body crave foods with lots of sugar and fat because they boost levels of serotonin and combat cortisol production, making you feel happier and more relaxed. That is, until you crash and need another sugary or fatty snack, says Bontempo.

The good news? Despite what many women think, your period doesn’t have to come with a side of cravings.

Eliminate this foods for2 weeks leading up to your perioid

1.processed foods- too much sodium and can cause bloatedness

2.caffeine -it increases your cortisol levels

3.Refined carbs-?causes your blood sugar to spike making you always hungry

Solution?

upping your intake of fiber and protein—can help your hormone and blood-sugar levels stay relatively stable, she says. .)

But if you are really really craving for something sweet after a lunch or dinner try try eating sugar free mints. :)

 

 

Sugar cravings? This is the perfect solution for you!! #sugarfree #mints #swissproduct #blogger #beautyblogging #beautyblogger #tips #diet

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There’s no reason not to workout if you are bloated! #pms #womenproblems #workout #push #icandothis #happy #philippines #planaforma #juliesclass

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There's no reason not to workout if you are bloated! #pms #womenproblems #workout #push #icandothis #happy #philippines #planaforma #juliesclass

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