Tuesday, March 1, 2016

How to be a #SelfieExpert

The internet term given to the act of taking photos of themselves without any help from others. Self-portrait in short :)

I was born to love cameras. To the point that I cannot live without it. In fact, at a tender age of 4, I already know how to pose in front of the lens :p

There are a lot of photography lessons out there. What if you want to take your own since you don't have enough time to attend photoshoots, too shy to be with someone taking your images or you lack budget in taking a professional photography lessons?

Let me teach you how to do it all by yourself. This is what you call the ART OF SELFIE (Selfie 101):

Kinds of Selfie Poses that may guide you:

a) Duck face look (one of the most-loved and most-hated pose haha)

b) Smiling/happy look

c) Serious/Fierce/Smizing look

d) Alluring look

e) Halfie (Half-selfie)

f) Foodfie (Foodie Selfie)

Now since you already know what are the kinds of the usual poses you can do, what are the things you have to consider to be able to do a perfect/flawless selfie? These are the 5 tips that is a surefire help:

1. Lighting: Even on the traditional photography, this is one of the vital factors. The clarity of the selfie taken depends on the light on your surroundings... enough light, the more clarity you get.
See how clear this image is? :)

Too much/imbalance light will also affect good selfie:
Imbalance light gives a blurred image

Likewise, lack of lighting definitely is a no-no:
A  bit dim in my room

Unless otherwise you want it for art's sake:
I intentionally took a selfie with a dim light

2. Proper Angle: Of course, this is one of the vital things to consider. Which one do you prefer, taking selfie as if "someone was taking your pic" or your arms extended are seen on the lens of your phone? Think twice :p
This was taken using a Selfie Strategy

3. Right Shooting Technique: There are several ways how to take a selfie.
      a) Head's Up Selfie: Take a selfie where the gadget is above your head. 

    b) Look-Down Selfie: Take a selfie where the gadget is below your head, usually levelled in your shoulders or below. 
Did you see the difference from the above photo? It gives totally a different mood just by changing the angle!

    c) Candid Selfie: From the term itself, you have to look like this is a candid moment, meaning you DON'T HAVE TO LOOK IN THE CAMERA so it would look like you do not know you are being photographed hahaha
See? :p

    d) Emote Selfie: You have to emote, or even pose as if you are in a photoshoot. Just do your thing. Pose using your two hands. To be able to do this, you have to use an lazy-pod and earphones for you to click on the headset using your feet, and press it using your toes (yeah, you heard me right). Funny, but this is one of the techniques i have learned in replacement of a selfie-pod, especially when a pose needs your two hands. :) 
Photoshoot anyone? #emotepamore

    e) Selfie-timer: Take a selfie where the gadget is placed on a table, or anywhere that will capture your pose. Just pick up a good location and tadaa! You are all set :)
Looks like taken on a studio right? lol

This is what you call the Art of Selfie :p
      e) Backfie (Back-selfie): Take a selfie facing against the camera phone and tilting your head towards the lens. Complicated? Nope. Let's say you just have to be a bit "maarte" to do this lol
                          Feeling model hahaha

4. Filters to use: These are also one of the most important things to consider. The right filter will enhance your image. There are several filters on the different Social Media Sites (especially in Instagram), so use the filter depending on the mood you want to project, or depending on how the picture will look appealing and makes your features clear.
Nashville Filter

 Black and White Filter

                          Amaro Filter

5. Gadget to use: One of the most important factor in doing selfies. Are you using higher-pixel phones? It will contribute to the output of your selfie. Try using high quality camera phones to get the best result, just like OPPO F1 Selfie Expert.
In this image below, I am using a phone with good quality pixels, so even inside a room, it still gave a nice quality selfie:

So there you go! Hurry and get the new OPPO F1 that will aid you on your selfies!

Follow and like their Social Media Accounts:
    OPPO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH
    OPPO Twitter: https://twitter.com/OPPOphilippines
    OPPO Instagram: https://instagram.com/OPPOphilippines
Also, you may visit their website here: OFFO F1

There are actually many ways to do it, there are no limitations.

The success of a good #Selfie depends on the 5 factors aforementioned above, and the kind of selfie you want to choose that will match your personality. At last but not the least, BE YOURSELF. Now, be ready mastering the ART OF SELFIE! Yay!

So you see, selfie is a way to share and treasure your moments with the lens. Even if articles or people are telling that this is an intellectual/behavioural problem, it really depends on how you do it. To those people like me, taking selfies is a personal satisfaction to see how the lens loves you. :)


This is not a paid blogpost. 
This is my official entry for the How to be a #SelfieExpert blog contest.

Monday, February 29, 2016

I Found It On Galleon.PH

Online shopping...that is one of every girl's weakness. I admit, I am one of them, especially nowadays that traffic is really terrible and I do not want to waste my time hunting everywhere what I need, especially when it is available online :) Since then, I have been an avid fan of online shopping because of the convenience it gave me. 

Just recently, I have been having a hard time looking for a product that my friend from the U.S. gave me. I almost run out of it:
This is a beauty product I am using recently that is only available internationally :(

Do you know the feeling of having panic-attacks.... I am! (funny right)? How can I live without this product??? T_T

It took me so long looking for a local online shop that could cater my request. There are available on some websites but the cost for the shipping fee is enormous --- even more than the amount i will be spending for the product itself! :(
I almost lost hope until i came across a website:
I told myself, "Why not give it a try?"
Imagine, minimal cost both for International and local shipping? Such a great deal!!!!

And the rest of the story is here:

It is very easy to order with Galleon.ph. This is how it goes based on my own experience:

ORDER CONFIRMED (with complete details what to do next):

ORDER PAID VIA BANK: (very quick response time)

THE WEBSITE EVEN GAVE ME THE CHANCE TO RATE THEM ASAP (so as to improve the customer service). Yay!

Of course, I am satisfied because of the quick response time and easy navigation!

WHAT TO EXPECT STATUS (giving expected time of delivery) Wow!:


GIVING THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE (stating all the contact numbers in the email and you don't have to look for it on their website):

I am already waiting for my order and customer service told me they are already here in the country and arriving soon! Weeee!!!

So now...I will always be doing at GALLEON.PH all of my online shopping for products that are hard to find since it is only available outside the country. :)

You know the girl thingy...dress, shoes, bags and beauty products. Mine is the last one ^_^ I have been wanting to order things that may help my skin look young and beautiful. Mind you, I have been an avid consumer of skin beauty products (that is why I almost died looking for online shops just to order Jojoba Oil in the first place hahaha).

Right now I have been using locally made skin-products below since they are easily available:

As you can see, my skin looks young even on my near 40's!!!
This is my bare face just using Jojoba Oil that is available at Galleon.PH :)
P.S. I only wear lipgloss and a bit of an eyebrow pen :p

But.....most of the online reviews about the best skincare for aging women like me are those hard-to-find products not locally available. That is why, I am planning to order the following products at Galleon.PH (and they are my top 3 choices):

Do you want to experience great deals with GALLEON.PH too? There's a lot in store for you!!!

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·       Has efficient customer care. With that, buying and shipping of items not on their website can be requested.
·       Has multiple payment modes.
·       Has a “ship my item” feature where in Galleon.ph act as a PO box service but you don’t get charged shipping fee by the box but on the item itself. www.galleon.ph/shipmyitem

For more details, visit their website at http://www.galleon.ph/
or Like/Follow their Social Media Accounts below:

So what are you waiting for? Shop on the best online international shopping site! Only to be found at GALLEON.PH

You still have few hours to avail this dear readers!!! I will offer 10% coupons to all my readers who shares this post and comment here until today, March 1! Codes are valid until March 5, 2016.

This is not a paid blogpost. This is my official entry for the blog contest #FoundItOnGalleonPH

Monday, May 18, 2015

No Limit with INIPIT: Easy but Delectable Ice Cream Cake on the Go!

 Our own creation using INIPIT CAKES ^_^

I am a homebaker and a foodie who loves to experiment and bake during my free time. In fact, I have already made a relatively lot of desserts for the family. Forget about buying desserts outside, for I prefer making one for them.  :)

 My Gravity Defying Cake (I intentionally erased the brand of the candy)

 My Angel Food Cake

My Creations ^_^

One of my favorite desserts include those staple ones (cold, creamy ice cream and cakes) :)  As an ice cream lover, there is no moment that I hate Ice Cream. That is why all kinds of desserts that involves Ice Cream is heaven to me *_*

So when I learned about how INIPIT can be used as an awesome dessert for the family, I never hesitated to immediately make and experiment on a collaboration of desserts, using both of the well-loved ingredients, cake in the form of INIPIT and ICE CREAM. :)

Here's what I got in making a VANILLA ICE CREAM in CHOCOLATE INIPIT CAKE:

Time of Preparation: 10 minutes
Time of Freezing: Overnight
Serves: 2 to 3 persons in a pint

For the Ice Cream (this is homemade and from scratch yay!):
-1 pack of All-purpose cream  (250 ml)
-1/3 can of quality condensed milk (you can lessen or add depending on the sweetness you prefer)

For the Cake: 
-5 to 6 pcs of Chocolate Inipit Cake

For the garnish:
-bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate morsels

For the tools:
-1 mixing bowl
-1 hand mixer
-1 spatula 
-1 small ice cream container (or even large but needs to adjust ingredients)

-Arrange the INIPIT CAKE inside the ice cream pint.

-Start whipping the All Purpose Cream and condensed until double in size and fluffy. Set aside. You may add other flavorings at this moment like coffee, cocoa, etc.

-Pour the whipped mixture to the arranged Inipit Cake inside the pint, Make sure all the whipped mixture is in the spaces of the cakes by tapping it on a counter.

-Put the chocolate morsels on top. You may opt to put small marshmallows or other crispies for the garnish.

-Cover the ice cream pint and freeze overnight.

-After freezing it should look like this:

Looks like an ice cream!!!! *_*

-Invert over a serving plate and cut.

-Serve while cold.

“Sarap maging kid with Inipit!” 


Desserts doesn't need to be complicated!

Enjoy and endulge this versatile 3-main ingredient cake! You can always add some flavorings on the ice cream itself and some toppings, but not doing it doesn't means you miss the decadence of this awesome treat with INIPIT!

Truly, there is #NoLimitWithInipit. 


 This is my Official Entry for the No Limit with INIPIT.