Sunday, December 26, 2010

OXYGEN is a must: CLARITY's Oxygen Rejuvenating Facial Treatment

Few months ago, I am one of the finalists and participant in Clarity's "BRIGHT SMILES White Party" held at Shangrila Mall.  Oral prophylaxis, anti-aging facial and oxygen rejuvenating facial were given all throughout the night and everyone went home beaming with happiness.

I have this chance of using one of the freebies I got from the White Party, which is the Oxy-Rejuvenating Treatment.  As per the Staff who assisted me, I was advised that the treatment will last for 2 and a half hours!  Whew! 

The Oxy-Rejuvenating Facial Treatment is a combination of beauty treatment and science in the form of a relaxing and rejuvenating facial, which helps reduce fine lines and improves the complexion.
The deep cleansing effect of the facial treatment followed by the application of pure oxygen will give the skin a major boost and will make the patient look and feel fantastic. Tone, texture and elasticity are improved by this therapy, which is also relaxing and revitalizing.
As a delivery mechanism, the oxygen is sprayed directly onto the skin surface. A “serum” of active ingredients such as nutrients or vitamins are introduced to the oxygen stream just before the skin, and the combined oxygen and ingredients force its way past the skin’s barrier defense systems and into the lower levels of the epidermis.

I have never experienced having this kind of treatment before, and I must say, I am fully satisfied with the result I got.  As early as the treatment is on process, I can immediately see the results on my face. ^_^

I realized at that moment, Oxygen really plays an important role on our body, even on our skin. :)

After the treatment, this is what my skin looks like:
 I have this PINKISH GLOW!!!   Amazing.

 Fairer complexion.

 Smooth skin.

Last but not the least, relaxed & hydrated skin.

If you love your skin, hydrate it.

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You may also call 0916-CLARITY (0916-2527489), or at their hotline 9104955 to 63 or email them at

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Confessions of a Cameraholic

♫♫♫ You and me against the world... ♫♫♫

I am not talking about someone, but I am talking about "something."
Yes, "You" pertains to something which has already been a part of my inner being.

I am only a newbie in photography. I don't even deserve to be called a "PRO" since I do not have any formal training.  But somehow,  I knew that even at a very young age,  I am born to be attached with this gadget although I do not have the chance to have my own Film Camera. You see, we don't have enough money to buy those things since my parents need to augment first our basic necessities. Well, my parents own one and the good thing about it, I can pose in front of its lens! :p

In this particular photo, at the age of four,  I already love to pose in front of a camera:
See? :p

I have been a camwhore & a camera lover ever since I'm a child.  I love taking countless pictures of myself from the time Camera Phones were invented (Smartphones wherein a small camera is attached, Nokia phones like N97, etc.), until the new era of Digital SLRs .

A snapshot of just a "few" camera phone pics:

Likewise, I am also taking photos of my pets using my Camera Phone:
The photo above (my dog Miki) has been my pet dog since year 2002.
                      The photo below (with Shao Ming-the cat) has already won Php 5k worth of cat foods.

I believe that taking photos will remind me of the good old memories of the people and things around me. I love the feeling.

Time flies so fast and I got married.  The first thing that comes in my mind (or should I say first consideration on that "Big day") is to have great photos on our prenup and wedding.  So I chose a photographer who takes great pictures:

My hubby noticed my intense passion on photography.  So he gave me a digital camera. :)
Canon Powershot A720 IS:

It took me two years using my first ever Digicam.  Although this model of digicam is a bit thick and heavy, and was outdated after a few years, I still love taking pictures using it and I didn't attempt to buy a new one, since Canny (as how I call this digicam) takes nice photos...

...And even great videos:

But of course, in time, gadgets are subject for wear and tear like this one, especially when it has no good location for storage.

Damaged battery holder lock

It's difficult to take photos in this condition.
She's not functioning well. :(
I miss the old Canny,  the time that I first met her.

To my surprise, hubby bought me a special gift this year (It's NIKON D3000! Yay!):

Pips, meet Nikki  ^_^

And it comes with a camera bag for free!

But I noticed that it is not the "ideal bag" for a gadget like this Digital SLR:

I felt like Nikki is violated :(

At first I didn't mind it since I am already enjoying my newly-owned gadget. :) (Although honestly I am bothered with it knowing that Nikki isn't comfortable.) 

But anyway,  since Nikki loves me and takes great images, I'm now more inspired taking pictures of anything under the sun...

...capturing candid moments of my loved ones...

FUN FACT:  This photo of my son is the first image Nikki captured.  Believe it or not, it has already won Php 15k worth of prizes :)

...and even taking photos of myself :p

From day-to-day, "Nikki" became my companion and outlet of my emotions (happy, sad, frustrated, excited, angry, bored). Whatever mood I have (name it), Nikki is my BFF.
I tried very hard to be careful in using it, since I treat it as a part of my body.  If music is the language of our soul, this CAMERA is the language of my life.
Why did I say that?
Simply because Nikki, my camera:

...Brings us to have family bonding by having photo shoot sessions...

...helps me express my love for foods...

...Or should I say my passion on Food Photography ^_^...

I bring my camera wherever I go.  It's like blogging my life.  I document everything through this.  It may sound awkward to others but this is what I love to do.  Photography.

Now, after a series of travel for more or less than a month using the "free" camera bag, this is what happened:

I am now worried and troubled.
"What will I do?" :(
"How can I protect my precious camera that's been giving me a lot of favor?" 
For four months of using it, this gadget has helped me win cool prizes from different online contests:

I should return the favor.
Luckily, I saw this blog from Vince Golangco at the Facebook Fan Page of When In Manila. ^_^

This is it! :)
This season, I am hoping to give back my appreciation to my new gadget by protecting it to the fullest I can.
I don't want Nikki to experience what happened to Canny before.
Hopefully, my wish will be granted with the help of, and

Dear Santa, please hear me.
This is for my special companion, my life, my NIKKI.
I want to give enough protection to my best buddy, just like how I felt secured and protected every time I am capturing images with my precious camera.
I just realized, I should have protected Canny before.
But it's never too late. :)
For now, I brought Canny to someone who could fix her. ^_^
There will come a time that Nikki and Canny will meet and stay on the same ground, on a better shelter.
I want the best for them 'coz I love my girlfriends. and Pixel Pro camera stores are giving away CamSafe Anti-Theft bags and over P130,000.00 of other cash and prizes with their Picture Perfect Christmas contest! Find out how you can win here – 

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I have to deal with my child's different moods everyday.
But the most difficult scenario is this: When Gav (as I called him) is having his tantrums and at the same time, I am working on tight deadlines.

As a mom, I want my child to feel better by calming him on things that he wanted (watching Giggle Bellies, videos with music).

One time, while Gav is watching , suddenly the remote control is not working.
 "What happened?"  I asked myself.

In the meantime, to stop my child's tantrums, I just lend my laptop for him to watch his videos:

Gosh, I need to finish my work that time!!!
"What will I do?"  I was really wondering why it happened.
So I immediately examined the remote control and I was shocked when I saw this:

It was a generic/substandard batteries on the remote control of Gav's DVD :(
Maybe someone has replaced it to use the battery I was using since then. Hahaha.
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Thank God, I have lot of EVEREADY BATTERIES for situations like this.  ^_^
I didn't waste any time, I immediately get 2 high-powered HEAVY-DUTY batteries to replace those generic ones :p

Tadaaa!  It's working properly again :)

Problem instantly solved!
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