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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kiddie Corner : Toddler's Fall Fashion








Lately , I've been struggling with my blogging duties for quite awhile . You know, sometimes this life as a wife and a mom of two , things get a little out of hand and sometimes things get off balance. But as what they say, when you fall, you can always get up. So here I am again , back on the keyboard and sharing my inspirations.

Last month, me and my cousin did a photoshoot for our cutie patooties. I tell yah, it's definetely a challenge, especially when it was a bit windy and my little princess don't have the patience or even want anything to be put on her hair. I got lucky with the beanie that stays in place for a bit just to take a shot but the ribbon that is meant for her blue outfit, forget it. It doesn't stay ,even atleast a second.Somehow we wrap the shoot pretty good with the kids playing with the leaves and my princess forgot about the beanie on her head.

In Michigan, our winter could get really nasty. I hope this year won't be as bad as last year's winter. So before my kids starts to hymm the tune of Frozen's Do You Wanna Build A Snowman. I want to share this adorable fall pictures of my princess Olivia and her cousin Justin.

Thank you for reading !


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kiddie Corner : My Angels









When I found out I was pregnant with my second child , I was so excited and my happiness is immeasurable. It took us awhile in trying to have a second child , I put myself into the pressure of  Lucas growing up being alone.My husband's family is not big, so basically Lucas is the only grandchild. My side of the family is in the Philippines, so basically Lucas don't get to see them as much. For someone like me, who comes from a big family and did a lot of fun stuff  growing up with my siblings and cousins. It's kind of sad to watch Lucas growing up as an only child. So we decided to have another baby , she didn't came right away as we expect it . I was freaking out , I was worried about the age gap. What if  , they might be too far apart (which they are already) and  they might not get along or they fight a lot ( hopefully not ). It even came to the point, that we are just going to stop trying and  then proceed on my plans on going back to school or go back to work again by the time he will be on full day kindergarten. I guess things happen when you least expect it. I got pregnant around May of 2012. We are so happy and so excited to tell Lucas that he is going to be a big brother. Since he always wanted to have a sibling , he was so excited and so happy when i broke the news to him because now he have somebody to play with aside from mommy and daddy. As I was going through the whole pregnancy thing again, I was always tired , nauseous and moody for the most part. I'm kind of a control freak at times. I was thinking, taking care of Lucas is  pretty handful let alone taking care of two kids.  Although my husband is always there to help me at anytime, there is this part of me that somehow want to do it all. I feel like I can do it better if I could do it myself , so that way if it got messed up I have nobody to blame it to other than myself . To some people, they perceived me as a calm and laid back mom but deep inside, I'm already freaking out and  about to have a nervous breakdown anytime soon. In having kids, it takes a lot to handle emotions and patience. Not to mention, a lot of energy to keep up with them. But no matter how challenging the situation is, I always try remind myself  to take things easy and do one thing at a time. Although sometimes it's really hard , but I always try my best to be the best I can be as person for I believe that setting a good example or being a good role model is the most that you can teach to your kids rather than just telling them what to do. It's not easy to be a parent but it is the most rewarding task , the joy and happiness it brings is immeasurable , it gives you strength that you didn't know it exist in you and most of all it brings out the best in you.


Thank you so much for reading .....

Love,
     April






Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fashion : Overalls



Another 90's trend that is having a major comeback - overalls. If you are a teenager or in your mid-20's , definitely you could pull off wearing overalls. When in your early thirties , like yours truly here. It is quite a bit of a challenge , most specially that  I'm petite and i  really don't want to look like a school grader in it. So when i paired my overalls , i steered away from flats and  went with comfy strappy wedges. That way, it looks  lady like and a bit polished. So what do you guys think ?



overalls : Marshalls
bag : Burberry
top : Jcrew
sandals : Ivanka Trump
hat : Forever 21
bracelet : Target

Inspirations : 

Here are  celebrities that are in their 30's sporting their overalls.


Jessica Alba (33) looking so comfy and chic . I love the pattern mix of the stripe top and polka dots espradilles.


Alexa Chung (31) - how cool is this girl dress herself. What a brilliant mix of accessories , those sunnies and black strappy espradilles is definitely an icing on a cake.


Another look of Alexa Chung and one of my favorite looks . The camel coat worn like a cape is so effortless chic and elegant.


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Monday, June 30, 2014

Beauty : Radical Skincare Advance Peptide Antioxidant Serum Review




Right when i read  " antioxidant serum " I got curious of what are these antioxidant ingredients can do and what differentiates this serum from other serums in the market. So i read about this Trylacel technology that it delivers triple potency action in a complete, universal and multi-tasking serum designed to achieve fast and visible results. It has 13 active ingredients chosen for their efficacy, their ability to work in synergy, their clinical results to reduce the deepest wrinkles, even skintone , improve elasticity and firmness.
The Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum has the expert ability to defend and repair skin regardless of age,skin type and ethnicity, against all factors causing skin aging.

You see , every skin type has specific needs according to its age, type and environment.
For the Radical Skincare scientific team, it seemed essential to design a serum capable
of working on all skin types, with as wide a range of action as possible.
During his long cosmetics research career, Lionel de Benetti, Radical Skincare’s
Scientific Advisor, has focused on establishing the fact that there are 16 factors that
cause skin aging.

ADVANCED PEPTIDE ANTIOXIDANT SERUM combats 16 agents causing:
> Poor or low hydration
>Deterioration of cell regeneration
>Glycation disorders
> Slowing down of collagen synthesis
> Free radicals
>Nerve transmitter inhibition
> Low elastin synthesis
>Destruction of collagen and elastin fibers (MMP)
>Weak cross-links between fibroblasts and collagen
> Protection of defective stem cells
> Pigmentation disorders
> Inflammation of Langerhans cells
> Poor cellular respiration
> Poor barrier effect
>Weak dermo-epidermal junction
> Poor nutrition

This universal, complete ADVANCED PEPTIDE ANTIOXIDANT SERUM has been
vigorously formulated with hand-picked active agents to defend against the 16 causes
of aging while repairing past damage.Each ingredient has been subjected to precise, rigorous tests in vitro and in vivo vs placebo. Why? Because it is important and vital to check that the test result for an active agent
does not apply to the excipient in which it is dissolved but to the active agent itself.

After exhaustive, precise screening, these 13 active agents were chosen for their ability to work in synergy. They include triple action dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline, antiglycation decarboxy carnosine, Argan extract, and 2 hexapeptides.
Many were meticulously chosen for their action on two or even three phenomena on
which aging has an impact. All these active ingredients in combination optimize results for ADVANCED PEPTIDE ANTIOXIDANT SERUM to deliver Radical results.

Here is a short video about Trylacel technology :







My personal evaluation on Radical Skincare Advance Peptide Antioxidant Serum :

- it moisturized my skin without the greasy feeling and it doesn't clog my pores
-significant reduction of my pores and blemishes
-brightens and evens out my skintone
- it doesn't smell
-improve my skin firmness and density



 I apply the serum on my cleansed face and neck using delicate  upward movements. I use every morning and evening. The serum has a creamy light brown consistency. Don't fret ! it's not pigmented like a make up foundation or some sort like that. Once you apply it to your bare face, it will just blend in with your natural skin tone. It's like a cream but it's way better because of the ingredients in it that benefits your skin.

Here are the actual results after three weeks of applying Radical Skincare Serum on my face. I'm using a Galaxy S 3 phone in broad daylight . I have no make up on, except on my eyebrows . It's  not edited nor filtered.



 Also may i add , I did a review using Radical Skincare Exfoliating Pads from my previous post. I promised you before that I will show you the results after I used all the  pads and just in time when I used half of the container of  Radical Skincare exfoliating pads, the  Radical Skincare Serum came in the mail. So I have been using both products and I can personally say that it speeds up the process in significantly reducing my blemishes. So happy !


Of course on this , I have my make up on. I'm using a medium coverage foundation which i will  share it to you one day . I don't wear concealer anymore because my acne blemishes has been reduced and also cutting back on concealer definitely saves me an amount of time to get my make up done but I still have to apply concealer  on my  under eyes because I have dark under eyes.


I really love Radical Skincare line because they deliver good and fast results on my skin and I am excited to try their other products as well. Radical Skincare is a high-end product , so it might be a little pricey for some but you get what you pay for ,plus a little goes a long way too.

If you want to try Radical Skincare products you can request a sample from these retailers :

Sephora , Barneys , Bloomingdale , Harrods , Radical Skincare

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*This is a sponsored post ,the thoughts and opinions are my own. I got this product for free, regardless i only recommend products i use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Just Simple



I have been wearing skinny jeans since mid 2000's  ,until lately I had notice boyfriend jeans, gaucho and straight jeans been worn a lot on style bloggers, editors and celebrities. Although I still love  wearing skinny jeans, there is no harm  to wear again the ever popular straight jeans during the 90's. I remember those  high school days, the baggier the better  that you almost look like a hip hop dancer. But I'm not doing baggy jeans anymore , at my age now that trend is a history and will remain a history. I would prefer to wear straight jeans that is not too tight nor baggy, just enough to provide airflow. So to pair with my straight jeans today, I want everything to look simple to embrace  the basic and classic look of straight jeans.  


necklace :  c/o My Monogrammed Necklace
striped bracelet : Henri Bendel
Love bracelet : Betsey Johnson
bag : Tory Burch
 Even accessories I kept it minimal just like this  simple and dainty monogramed necklace that I'm wearing here. I love that it has the initials of my kids names , L is for Lucas and O is for Olivia. It also has a little heart pendant in between their initials to signify  my love for  both of them. I always love classic pieces on accessories and jewelries because I can pair them with almost anything in my closet and they look timeless that you can wear them over and over again for a long period of time. Much better if that jewelry has meaning in it or tells a story, that's the essence and beauty of jewelries.




necklace - c/o My Monogrammed Necklace

top : Love Culture similar Here and here
jeans : Levi's (old)
shoes : BCBG
bag : Tory Burch

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fashion : A Summer Staple





One of my favorite outfits to wear  during  summer , are rompers. Just like dresses , they are  easy to style. When the weather is  hot and humid, when I'm on a rush and when i feel lazy to figure out what to wear that day, you can never go wrong with  rompers. So I considered rompers as my summer staple , aside from being  a daily go to outfit, it is also a great cover-up at the beach or for a pool party . It is also favorable for a music  festival or state fair outfit .  So about this romper that I'm wearing  now   from Forever21, It is so comfortable that I can even sleep in it . Of course, I like the style too because it  looks like a top and shorts matching set .

romper : Forever21
bag : Juicy couture
sandals : Gap

And so i tied this jean shirt around my waist, just like how everybody does it during the 90's .This trend is having it's major comeback . Now, do I look cool or what ? lol. 

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Thank you and Have a Great Day !

April

Monday, June 16, 2014

Neutral Summer Flats



Today, I'm featuring flats in soft hues of coral, blush and metallics. For a petite person like me, I always gravitate toward nude or blush colored flats since they would make my legs look a little longer. Especially when you are wearing  dresses, shorts or skirts. The light and neutral flats gives an illusion of height since it blends well  with my skin tone .  So which ones here do you like?

Happy Tuesday everyone!




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