February 29, 2016

Citrine Wire Bangle by Steph Lopez

If you're one who collects stones, you know what  Citrine is. For those who do not know, Citrine is a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz ranging in color from pale to golden yellow, honey or almost brown. The name comes from the French word citron, meaning lemon. It was used as a gem in Greece as far back as 300 B.C.

I have several stones, mostly ruby and topaz, but not a Citrine until Steph Lopez gave me her creation, a handmade wire bangle with Citrine!

Carrying the power of the sun, Citrine is energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind, awakens creativity and imagination, and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits. It works out problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. It is a stone that attracts abundance and manifestation, success and all things good. It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune, improves interactions for all who work in marketing, sales, banking, sports and the media. It is a fortifying crystal for healers, and increases productivity in governmental work. Citrine is an excellent crystal for interpersonal relationships, it helps smooths family or group problems, it attracts love and happiness, and guards against those who would break your heart. 

If you like accessories that promotes not just fashion and beauty but also abundance and good vibes, check out other Citrine Wire Bangle by Steph Lopez at Flow Jewelry and Crafts in Facebook. You may also order at Palamuti Shop.

February 28, 2016

Allura Body Contour and Slimming Center

Losing weight is hard, we all know that, right? I for one have done a lot just to maintain my current weight. I have to be honest it takes a lot of energy and effort to lose those extra stubborn pounds! 

Earlier today, at Relish Hello Happiness, I learned about Allura Body Contour and Slimming Center. which offers fat reduction and body contouring services that are non-invasive, effective and affordable.

Among Allura's satisfied clients are sisters Ara Mina and Christine Reyes, Chloe Dauden, DJ Nicole Hiyala, April Gustillo, Catheryn Joy Amparo.

Address: 102, Richwell Building, Timog Avenue, Mezzanine, Quezon City, 1100 Metro Manila
Phone:(02) 352 7679

February 27, 2016

Moses and Noah

Moses and Noah are famous Bible names; and these are the names of Coach Nic and Mafae Belasco's 2 of 5 kids.  Last February 24, Moses turned 11 years old, while Noah turned 1 month last Februray 25. The swimming party was held at The City Club in Alphaland Makati. I'm happy to be part of Moses and Noah's celebration, but kinda sad that the twins - Julia and Rafael couldn't join us because of their school activities.

I was actually very tired that day but I couldn't let the chance of seeing Moses on his special day.  As I have observed, Moses is the shy type among the Belasco boys, so I didn't have a lot of photos of him in the previous activities and events. This time, even if Moses was trying to avoid me, it was my chance to take photos of him smiling. 

And of course, I had to be there to meet for the very first time, the youngest member of Team Belasco, Noah Nehemiah!

Moses or Moshe is a male given name, after the biblical figure Moses. According to the Torah, the name "Moses" comes from the Hebrew verb, meaning "to pull/draw out" [of water], and the infant Moses was given this name by Pharaoh's daughter after rescuing him from the Nile (Exodus 2:10).

The name Noah is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew, the meaning of the name Noah is: Comfort; long-lived; repose. In the Bible, Noah built the ark, allowing his family and a male/female pair of every species of animal to survive the Flood.

February 26, 2016

Papemelroti's Cute and Affordable Gift ideas

Even at 42 I cannot get over my addiction - Papemelroti addiction that is! Everytime I pass by at their stores, I wouldn't go home empty-handed. Below are my latest finds that are below P100. You might want to check Papemelroti's cute and affordable gift ideas.

Metal bracelet with quote
Tin can piggy bank with quote

February 25, 2016

Chris Sports SKLZ Elite Workshop with Paul Fabritz

As part of Chris Sports' commitment in helping athletes and enthusiasts improve their game by providing the best sports and fitness equipment. they launched last February 20 to 21 at Xavier School in San Juan The SKLZ Elite Workshop on Performance and Recovery, Skill-Specific Basketball and Soccer Programs. 

My son, Rafael, was blessed enough to be a part of this program. Much love and thanks to Coach Nic Belasco and Coach Mafae and the whole BUSA family for this opportunity.

(Four photos grabbed from Chris Sports FB Page) 

The series of two-day basketball, football and recovery workshops  was powered by SKLZ, the leader in Sport Training. Based in Carlsbad, California, SKLZ develops skill and performance training products and programs designed for athletes of all levels.

PBA legends, like Coach Nic Belasco,  Sigla F.C. (formerly Team Socceroo). Jenn Kershaw of KLZ and Paul Fabritz, a Performance Enhancement Coach and skills trainer to hundreds of athletes including NBA, WNBA, and D1 players, were there to facilitate the programs.

The two-day basketball, football and recovery workshops drew around 500 participants (ages 12 and 
up for basketball and football).  

February 24, 2016

Gods of Egypt

After 2 months of preparing for Occasions of Joy's 6th Outreach/Anniversary, it was a treat to see my favorite Gerard Butler again in the big screen, via the movie Gods of Egypt.  

The movie revolves around 5 main characters, Set (Gerard Butler) the merciless god of darkness, a defiant mortal named Bek (Brenton Thwaites), and the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). The survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set usurps Egypt's throne and plunges the prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Bek, hoping to save the world and rescue his true love, forms an unlikely alliance with Horas. Their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens for an epic confrontation.

I like this movie a lot, imagine I didn't sleep even with a running time of 2 hour and 7 minutes. It is PG-13, but don't worry moms and dads, no frontal nudity, just a bit of sexiness from Butler, Waldau and Yung. I'm not going to spoil the movie for you, just go ahead and watch it. For action and a lot of computer-generated  images and effects your children will like Gods of Egypt. 

Director: Alex Proyas, Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Elodie Yung, Geoffrey Rush

February 23, 2016

Carefor Baby

There are a lot of factors why I like Carefor Baby. One of them is because my friend Mamu Agnes works for Eastern Rising Sun International Company (the exclusive distributor of Carefor Baby). This is the same  company that imports brands like Ainon Baby, Smart Babies, and Pengom which are all Philippine BFAD, EU and US FDA standards approved.

Carefor Baby, it is a complete range of skin and hair care products for babies and mothers which includes body wash, lotion, shampoo, lotion and insect repellent. It is safe and has no AES material, formaldehyde and dioxin contents.  You can be sure that the ingredients are all natural, alcohol-free, soap and dye-free and hypo-allergenic, making it ideal not just for babies but also for adult with sensitive skin. The product is currently being sold in the following countries, Asia, North, South and Central America, Australia,  Eastern and Western Europe, and Mid East Africa.

Carefor Baby Olive Oil contains the skin-soothing properties of Squalene, the natural moisturizing properties of Olive Oil and the nourishing property of Vitamin E.  It is now my perfect massage partner for my kids and my hubby, too.

Carefor Baby Shampoo is a natural and gentle solution for cleaning baby's hair and scalp. It is enriched with natural moisturizing factor, Chamomile essence and Vitamin E. It's pure, mild and tear-free formula makes it ideal even for newborn babies who have the most sensitive skin and scalp. It is soap-free and pH balanced making it suitable even for daily use.


Carefor Baby Lotion is rich in Oat Amino Acids and Vitamin E that deeply nourishes baby's skin, my Juancho's skin. It also contains Squalene that makes the skin soft and smooth because of its similar configuration with baby's skin lipids.

This product is specially formulated to be soap-free, tear-free and pH balanced suitable for daily use even by newborn babies. It is enriched with natural moistening factor and milk proteins that gently cleanses and moisturizes the skin. Its creamy soft wash formula helps nourish, soften and protect baby skin from dryness.
The Carefor Baby Hair and Body Wash is so perfect when going on trips so you don't have to carry a lot, it's a bath and shampoo in one. It's pure and mild, soap-free, dye-free and hypoallergenic formula, and Chamomile essence will surely hydrate and moisturize your baby's skin.

Nappy rash is a very common skin condition for babies especially on the first 6 months.  Using nappy rash cream is the best solution to irritating rashes and chaffed skin. It is enhanced with pure Petroleum Jelly and anti-rash factor that form a gentle barrier to protect baby's tender skin. It is smooth to apply and wipes off easily, leaving delicate skin feeling soft, smooth and comfortable. I actually used it to cure my super dry lips and chapping heels.

Carefor Baby Powder is enriched with Honeysuckle Essence that helps absorb dampness and soothes chaffing and skin irritation caused by prickly heat. Leaving the skin feeling fresh and comfortable all day.

Carefor Baby is available at Lazada, Baby & Kids, Kuku Duckbill, Fisher Mall Department Store, SM Baby Co., Robinsons Department Stores and Supermarkets, Rustans, Shopwise and other boutiques.

February 22, 2016

The Rules To Break

People grew up being told not to break the rules. On the other hand, the international bestseller book of Richard Templar, The Rules To Break, tells the reader to break the rules. Don't get me wrong though, the book tells you to break the rules to be a better person and live your life your way.

Available at Fullybooked for P809.00.

I'm not done reading yet, but here's a sneek peak. This book is 



February 21, 2016

Flow at Cosmopolitan Bazaar

One of my most favorite neclaces was hand made by Steph Lopez of Flow. I've worn it a hundred times in different occasions. This tear drop beauty always capture the eyes of women, and even men, because they want to give to their girlfriend or wife.

If you want to see more of Flow's pieces, be at the Cosmopolitan Bazaar on February 26 (1230-930pm) and 27 (930am-5pm),  at the 2nd Floor of Dolcelatte, 1616 Quezon Avenue (near corner EDSA), QC. 

Ticket holders and shoppers get a chance to win awesome prizes from different merchants (including Flow), Croughnut Milkshakes and Pink Valrhona Mochas from Dolecelatte. 

Plus, there will be two workshops - Papercutting and Figurative Painting during the event.

I'm  giving away 3 tickets that you can use on Friday, February 26, 2016. To win, simply follow this blog by clicking the JOIN THIS SITE button, which you will find at the upper corner of my side bar (just beloe my photo) 

To find out more about the event and the workshops, please follow COSMOPOLITANBAZAAR on Instagram (they have a private account, so you'll have to "follow" them before you can see their posts), or email bazaarcosmopolitan@yahoo.com.