Zeros and Fives for OVI Nokia

Hey, guys! I am pleased to announce that Zeros and Fives can now be downloaded as a FREE application in the OVI Nokia store. Yay! Now you can be updated with my blog posts through your phone.

You can download the application here: http://store.ovi.com/content/133124

Now isn’t that great? 🙂

Last Days of Summer

Rain has started pouring since last week, and I still haven’t even given you guys my take on color blocking and wearing tangerine. Bold colors aren’t really my thing, but for trend’s sake I dared. Did I pull them off? You be the judge.

Here is the first look:

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Tangerine dress sponsored by Cocco; accessories sponsored by Quirky Finds

You can find Cocco stores in five key places in Metro Manila: SM North EDSA, TriNoma (Landmark), Cybermall at Eastwood City, Robinson’s Metroeast, and Robinson’s Place in Manila. It’s an store where you can find all your shopping needs–dresses, shoes, accessories, even lingerie.

Cocco items also pair adorably with Quirky Finds items. Quirky Finds is an online shop who sells girly and quirky customized accessories, hence the name. So if you are a sucker for bows and ribbons, buy at Quirky Finds.

I used to love anything orange-y when I was a teen. But I fell so in love with the sun while I was growing, so my complexion became darker and I could never pull off anything bright and bold. Thankfully though, my skin lightened up, I had less fear wearing this garment.

Photo taken by RC Lizan

Make up done by his ever-lovely fiancée Cecilia Flores

Photos taken at Toadwerks Studios, located at Tomas Morato Ave. Corner Sct. Dr. Lazcano Street, Brgy. Sacred Heart, 1103 Quezon City, Philippines

According to Toadwerks Studios:

Toadwerks Studios is a collection of different photographers that’s headed by RC Lizan. Aside from our photography services, the owner has always wanted to give back to the community of photographers which helped him improve his skills. He’s opening the doors of his studio to all newcomers and other people who are in need of a studio! Yes, our studio is for rent! 😀

Studio Rental Rates:
Weekdays: Php550/hr
If you get a minimum of three (3) hours, rate will be Php500/hr.

Weekends: Php600/hr
If you get a minimum of three (3) hours, rate will be Php550/hr.

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Tough Chic

I had a really difficult weekend. My right foot was swollen due to a punctured wound caused by–wait for it–a barbecue stick. It was hilarious at the same time, my sister and friends could not stop laughing at my fate. Imagine yourself walking on a busy street in Quezon City with a barbecue stick spiked in your foot. Promise, I really wasn’t aware I’m wounded already until I looked down. Nevertheless, I remained calm and headed straight to work. I didn’t wanna freak out my co-passengers, s0 I hid my wound. There was already a gush of blood by the way (err, sorry to gross you out. Ehe. ).

To make the long story short, I received a couple of injections on my arms. I was really scared, I have fear of injections kasi. Good thing Ms. Lovelle was there to help me through it. 🙂 I had a swollen foot the whole weekend, but it didn’t stop me from shooting for this blog. 🙂

Don’t you just love parks? When I was a kid I never got to visit zoos and parks like this.

I am crazy about this dress from House of Cocco. I like how it complements to the carefreeness of the atmosphere. Ah, it’s always good doing shoots outdoor. Pardon me for the heavy eyes, guys. 😛

Denim + soft tulle dress from House of Cocco| Nude heels from Mario D’Boro| Bangles from Landmark

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Photography by RC Lizan. Like his photography and studio page on Facebook!

Hair and make up by Rowena Cruz. Add her make-up page and online shop, The Closet Goddess, on Facebook!

Visit House of Cocco‘s website to know where you can find their shops! Find them on Facebook: Cocco Cocco Cocco

 

 

Cocco Maxi + Florals

I’ve always been conscious of my height. Who wouldn’t when you always have to use a chair to reach anything beyond five inches in height? Hurhur :3 For that, I seldom dare wearing dresses and skirts that are below the knees. It’s a big no-no for short (ehem) cute girls like me. Hohoho. I don’t have slim legs either, which make matters worse. I envy those short girls who can pull off maxi dresses without looking like an elf.

Last week, however, I thought, heck, why not try donning one first? Fortunately, House of Cocco has this really sweet maxi floral dress. Exactly what I had in mind!

I must say I was pretty surprised when the photos came out. I don’t look short! Yay! I dunno if it’s because of the length or the wedges. Either way, I’m happy of the result.

Uhh, too happy actually. I remember my friend calling me Gummybears because my gums show when I smile too much. ‘Funny friend he is.

This awesome dress is sponsored by House of Cocco. (YES! I HAVE A SPONSOR NOW. YIPEE!) They have really pretty dresses, I often turn to Cocco when I have events to attend to. You can see photos here and here. Cocco, as I call it, offers lots of items–from dresses, accessories, shoes, to lingerie. It’s like a one-stop shop. Now isn’t that great? Visit their site to know where you can find their stores.

Ah, summer is almost over. 🙁

Photography by RC Lizan. Like his photography and studio page on Facebook!

Hair and make up by Rowena Cruz. Add her make-up page and online shop, The Closet Goddess, on Facebook!

Styling by yours truly :0]

Shot at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, Diliman, QC

Maxi floral dress from House of Cocco| Bangles from Seasons| Wedges from The Ramp (thank you, Nez! <3)

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NU Skin Exfoliant Scrub and Toner Review

I live in a city where pollution is extremely high and the only way to battle it is proper cleansing. However, not all cleansers available in the market can assure a satisfying result.

We all know that our skin has pores that can be clogged by dirt, causing blackheads and pimples. Unclogging pores requires no ordinary cleansers, like the ones that have scrubs. Many people are skeptical with facial scrubs for fear of scratches on the face or any other skin damages. That’s understandable because facial skin is very sensitive and scrubs can indeed harm our skin, depending on their kind.

More than a couple of weeks ago, my friend asked me to try his company’s cleanser products, NU Skin. Without hesitation, I agreed since my skin is not as sensitive as others; besides, it says EXTRA GENTLE.

NU Skin Facial Scrub

Instructions and information

It says on the label that the product should be used twice a week, but according to my friend, three times a week during your first two weeks of use is recommended.

The cleanser contains barely visible, minuscule beads, called marine diatoms, which are proven safe for the skin unlike other cleansers that have pollen-like ones. After washing, you’ll feel more refreshed mainly because of the menthol-ly stuff infused in it.

AFTER IMAGE

The skin will feel slightly tight because of the removal of the dead skin cells.

NU Skin Mattefying Toner

It is essential to use a toner right after washing. It helps remove excess dirt.

One thing that scares me about toners is that some are really harsh to the skin. If you’re not careful when choosing and using a toner, it can leave burning sensations and red patches, BUT not this one. It’s very mild and it can thoroughly remove traces of dirt.

AFTER TONING

Toner chemicals often leave the skin very dry, probably due to its intensive cleansing and skin refinement properties, so moisturizing is necessary after. NU Skin’s toner, however, will leave your skin moisturized and damage-free. Credit that to its pH-balancing and mattefying capabilities.

NU Skin is a foreign product, so it’s not yet available in Philippine stores. But if you’d like to try it and enjoy beautiful skin, you may order from Resty thru restynuegas@gmail.com or contact him at these numbers:

09238407186

09152596998

 

Toodles! 🙂