Monday, March 13, 2017

OPPO F1s: Pinoy #Foodstagram

Delicacies. Desserts. Yum.


I am a foodie, and yes I love food, especially when it comes to native treats like Pinoy Delicacies! These are food or desserts from the Philippines that are peculiarly distinctive, with a given culture.

One of my faves are called Yema Cake. This is a kind of Pinoy delicacy that has a fusion of Spanish touch (a mixture of eggyolk and condensed to make the custard). You can never go wrong on them! They are awesome!
Yema Cake

So one of the most sophisticated dessert that I even managed to re-create and make it "sosyal" in appearance! hahaha

Second on my list is none other than Puto.  I like puto when it is plain. I love them when they are colorful.

..And guess what! Pinoys are able to recreate this awesome dish by combining it with a spanish treat. It's called Puto-Flan! Teehee!

Third on the list is anything made up of cassava. Should I say Cassava cake? How about the famous Pichi-Pichi?

Fourth is called Turon! It is a kind of delicacy that is wrapped in a lumpia wrapper, deep fried and voila! My version is called Turones con Tsokolate. :)

Last but not the least, any dessert that has a "flan' on it. A pinoy delicacy fused with this Spanish treat. 
Leche Flan

Do you know there is so-called Bibingka-flan? It was heavenly! I made this with love! <3

...or this delicacy that reminds me of my childhood when buying at the bakery:
Custard Cake

Macaroon con leche

.....And a whole lot more delicacies like Silvanas, Pastillas (now there are toasted ones), Mama's delight (made of Fita biscuits) and even the savory Pork Empanadas.

With these food journey, it is very important that you have something that could save these delectable memories...and it will be made possible by having an OPPO F1s Camera. This will greatly help my Food Photography simply because:
-16 MP Front Camera (1/3.1-Inch Image sensor & F-2.0 Aperture) which means more light, more detail. It will make images naturally good-looking even on low-light conditions).
-Beautify 4.0 (removes all possible blemishes of the subject, in this case, food).
-Filters (enables watermarks and enhancement)
-Selfie Panorama (enables the camera to catch the wide-angle subjects and is great for buffets)
-13 MP rear camera (1/3.06-inch sensor allows F1s to maximize light sensitivity and large pixels enable clear & detailed photos)
-5.5-inch screen (A beauty to see and to hold)
-0.22 seconds touch access (its sensor is snappier and more accurate)
-Customizable Fingerprint-activated app Launch (Can start up camera with an ease; flexible, with five customizable fingerprint commands)
-3 GB RAM (Faster than ever)
-Dual Sim + Individual SD Slot (4G sim slots supporting top speeds up to 150 MBPS and additional memory card slot to expand storage for up to 128 GB. These are great for picture taking!)
-All New Color OS (Based on Android 5.1, 150 optimized scenarios, 41% faster app launch, 32% faster photo album boot speed)

So you see, food blogging isn't possible without OPPO F1s' help!


Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Call of Duty: No Retreat, No Surrender with OFF-Lotion

Worry-free Bonding

Working 24/7. No day-offs, no time-outs. I am pretty sure our moms out there will agree with me that being a mom is a work with no salary but with rewarding benefits. ☺ No corporate position could replace these benefits we had. 

Reporting for duty! Here's another day. I have to work at home and face a bunch of challenges. As you see, being a mom of two isn't a joke. I had one 7-yr old child with special needs (he is a miracle baby and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 6). I had 2 consecutive miscarriages (but we still didn't lose hope to have another child) and now, our own rainbow baby (3-month old baby who surpassed a very high-risk pregnancy for nine long months). 
These two beautiful boys of mine, Gav and Ethan, completes my world. They are the air I breathe.

Given these circumstances, I guess it is natural for a mom like me to be extra careful on them. I make sure they are always safe and sound all the time, even during our playtime bonding. I make sure that they are always protected and shielded from all harm, sickness and even from mosquito-borne diseases. This is made possible with 

-FF Lotion, wherein complete protection
-rom mosquito-borne diseases is
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-eaving each mom like me, worry-free and always
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-hanks OFF-LOTION! 
-t makes an
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-ever quits for her sons, no matter what the situation is!

Now we can have our playtime bonding worry-free and more enjoyable!

Indeed, my lifesaver all throughout the day, even at night!

See? My peaceful babies and a peaceful mommy! Teehee!

No retreat, no surrender with OFF-Lotion! An accomplished supermom on duty! Woohoo!

How about you? What's your worry-free story? 
Feel free to share yours! Who knows, you might get yourself an armour of worry-free bonding with OFF-LOTION


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

‘Tis the Season to be SEPHORA Glammin’

Holidays are already around the corner. There is no doubt that parties and reunions are everywhere. As a 38-yr old mom of two, i see to it that whenever I attend parties, i will still look good despite of busy schedules and of course, my age. Both skincare and makeup helps me in achieving that simple but sophisticated and glamorous look.
My inspiration is none other than the model Gigi Hadid. Who wouldn't love her expressive eyes and sexy plumpy lips? Her makeup looks has inspired me to level up on how to accomplish this simple glam look. Here's how to achieve Gigi Hadid's look with ease and confidence:

  1. Apply Ko Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation liberally unto the face and neck. Use a stippling brush for an airbrush effect.  
  2. Dab a little amount of Benefit Cosmetics' Dandelion Shy Beam Matte Highlighter under your eyes to remove dark circles. Blend with the previously applied foundation using a sponge applicator.  
  3. Make your cat eyes using Benefit Cosmetic's They're Real! Push Up Eye Liner and apply to the upper part of your eyelids nearest to the eyes.  
  4. Using Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette, use the shade Puddin' and apply on the back 1/3 of wedge, emphasizing your cat eyes. Then apply a little Mousse shade a little over the Puddin' (Center lid) and also on the under eye, then use a blending brush. A bit of the Cocoa Chili on the crease (Front 1/3 lid and center lid). Blend everything well.  
    Use this image as a guide: Image credits
  5. Give life to your eyebrows with Benefit Cosmetics' Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel.  
  6. Apply under your brows (Center 1/3 of underbrow): Benefit Cosmetics' High Brow Eyebrow Highlighter.  
  7. Make your eyes wider by applying Sephora's 12-hr Contour Eye Pencil (Black Lace shade) on your waterline.  
  8. Get your Ardell Invisibands Glamour, position on your eyelashes, cut if necessary.  
  9. Put on the Lavie Lash Brush-on Lash Adhesive on your own lashes as preparation on attaching the falsies. Attach your falsies.  
  10. Emphasize more those lashes using Benefit Cosmetics' They're Real! Lengthening Mascara.  
  11. Nose line can get irresistible by contouring it using Too Faced Cocoa Contour Kit. Then apply Dandelion Shy Beam Matte on the nose bridge. Cheekbones also needs contouring.  
  12. Rosy cheeks is achievable using Edward Bess' Threads of Silk Powder (Bellissima Shade).  
  13. Highlight those areas with Sigma Beauty's Liquid Highlighter Afterglow: cupid's bow, cheekbones and on the instep and teardrop.
  14. Shade your lips with Nudestix Lip Pencil.  
  15. A natural looking lips using Sigma Beauty's Lipstick Dance 'til Dawn.  
  16. Plump your lips? Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme can make it pouty! Apply it as a lipgloss.   
Tadaaa!!! Gigi Hadid's look on the go!

Glammin' this
-eason has
-levated into a
-oliday look that
-ejuvenated individuals,
-musing everyone in the party.

Being beautiful has never been as easy as this!

Shop more make-up products on Sephora PH here!