Thursday, June 24, 2010

What Shade of Lipstick Are You?

I was browsing through Marce Kaye's kikay blog: Beauty Queen Gene, which is to become the new home of the Thursday meme Girls Talk! beginning July when I chance upon this online quiz called, "What shade of lipstick are you?" from Quiztronix. And the answer is PEACH. I know that peach doesn't suit my skin color so I don't know. The result however says a little bit something... okay, a LOT about me.
You aren't a very loud person. You are calm and quiet and like to make everbody happy, even if it means giving up on your own needs. You can always say "no", you know. Just remember, YOU are important! 

What do you know? I just can't help but agree with what the results are saying BUT not the shade of lipstick. I am more inclined to neutral or rich shades. As if I wear lipstick! LOL!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Clinique, I Want One

"Anyone can wear any colour. It's simply a matter of intensity."

I recently saw this step by step video on how to apply rich shades on your face on the official Clinique website and said to myself: "Hmmm... That looks quite easy!" The kikay side of me have always wanted to wear make up especially on those special ocassions that require me to dress up a little bit more than the usual. And because I lack the skills, finding this how-to video has somehow gave me the impression that anyone can put their make up on! They show you how easy it is to put on make-up that even an unskilled wannabe kikay like me could do it.

And so now I am thinking of getting my own Clinique make-up starter kit. Why Clinique? Because they are 100% fragrance-free and allergy tested. And I think their color tones pretty much gives you the natural look that you are aiming for.

What I love about the Clinique website is that they have a Foundation Finder that will recommend to you what kind of foundation to get after you have answered a few simple questions.

The question now is, will I really be able to pull it through? Hehehe!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Blog Review For A Cause

Buy a blog review for $10 and help 
Baby Bella for her Hernia operation

A hernia is the protrusion of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it. When a hernia is not repaired, it may become strangulated. When strangulation occurs, there is a danger that part of the intestine be caught in the hernia cutting off blood supply to the tissue. Also, when a bowel obstruction occurs, it leads to severe pain, vomiting, nausea and inability to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Although Hernia happen to boys mostly, girls can also experience it.

We can help raise the expenses needed for Bella's operation by purchasing a blog review from her Mom, Mommy Rubz. A blog review from her PR3 blog. The review is consist of 150 words (all positive) with 2 links (home page link) and an image of the header or screen shot of the blog to be reviewed. One link with the blog title as the anchor text and the other link is on the image.

Please send Pehpot an email ( with the url of the blog you want Ruby to review.. and she will reply with the url of the post and the paypal id where you can send the payment and if you are generous enough, you can even add more to the $10 price... she will be waiting for your email! 

Let us all help a fellow Mommy blogger raise the funds she needs for her little one's operation. Here's hoping that Baby Bella will have her operation soon before it is too late.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Scam Mails

It amazes me how people still have the nerve to send scam mails. It's just plain shameless and malicious. The world is having enough problems as it is and these scam mails are just filling up our mailbox spaces. It's a good thing that most free email services have filters and can recognize SPAM as it is but there are still scam mails that can get through to inboxes.

I had the unfortunate chance of reading one scam mail and the objective to deceive people, steal their contact information and to drain money out of their pockets is plainly written in between the lines. Most of these scam mails are written by so-called bank employees and tell of a very rich person who suddenly died and left a great fortune in the amount of so and so. And then it would speak of that rich person having no next of kin and then "requesting" that you send them your contact information so that they can release the money to you.

I just find these scam mails disgusting and funny. Which rich person wouldn't leave their fortune to an heir or draw a will of testament even long before they die? So be warned. Do not be a victim. Take extra care with what to believe and what not.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Calorie Counting

Trying to lose weight? I sure am! But it sure does not happen overnight. It takes a lot of will power, self-discipline and proper diet. I read that in order for your weight loss program to be effective, you must be aware of your calorie intake. That is where calorie counters come in handy. Using calorie charts allows us to track our food intake. It helps to systematize the process of dieting.

One must keep in mind that you have consume less than you burn. Did you know that you have to burn an extra 3500 calories in order to lose 1 pound? For me, that means a lots of hard work and discipline.

I found this basic tips from Barry Danser's Wake Up and Breathe! blog and thought it worth sharing here.
1. Don’t supersize your meals. Okay, McDonalds has technically removed the Super Size designation, but now they want you to order large portions. One of the biggest advantages to calorie counter charts is that you must record just how many calories that large fry has. Perhaps that will make you decide to choose the small size, or go without.

2. Rather than having 3 big meals, eat several small portions each day. Having an egg and an orange when you wake up, an apple and a slice of cheese at 10 or 11 a.m., three ounces of tuna with a green salad at 1, a snack of yogurt at 4 and a small dinner of a steamed chicken breast and broccoli will keep you full all day with fewer calories than a more traditional food plan. You can keep track of all of this on your chart to make sure that you don’t go over.

3. Make sure you stay on top of your calories consumed and also keep track of your calories burned. When you record everything on your chart, you will begin to lose weight.

4. Figure out how many calories you need to maintain your weight, and drop a small amount below that. If you normally need 1800 calories, don’t drop to 1200 just to lose weight quickly as you will slow down your metabolism. A 1500 calorie diet would be about right.

5. You can’t eat what you don’t have on hand. Therefore, you should never shop when you are hungry.

6. Eat slowly. You will consume fewer calories when you take the time to enjoy your meal. In our fast food culture, this might be hard to get used to, but your waist line will appreciate it.

7. Be gentle with yourself. Sometimes a donut will find its way onto your calorie counter charts. If you cheat with a small item once or twice a week, you may actually last longer on the diet.
You may find calorie counters and track your calorie intake online on these sites:
Everyday Health's Food and Fitness Journal
Calorie Count
Calorie King
a Calorie Counter

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cebu Pacific Seat Sale

There is another Cebu Pacific Seat Sale going on! And this time, they call it the Lucky Nine! Cebu Pacific is strengthening further their Cebu and Davao hubs by adding more frequencies and encouraging every Juan to travel with their P699 'Go Lite' seat sale. The seat sale begins June 15th and ends June 18th and is valid for travels from July 1 to August 31, 2010.

This promo price of P699 is valid for direct flights from Cebu to 18 destinations: Bacolod, Boracay, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Siargao, Surigao, Tacloban and Zamboanga, and from Davao to Cebu, Iloilo, Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro.

Flights from Manila to Pagadian, Surigao and Ozamiz are selling for only P999 ‘Go Lite’, while our Manila to Macau and Clark to Macau flights are also up for grabs for P1,499 and P999, respectively.
If you are planning to go on a getaway sometime between July and August to the destinations mention above, then don't forget to book online now! Or you lose your seat.

How I wish I were in the Philippines right now! I would have booked right away for a Palawan or a Boracay getaway. I terribly miss going to the beach.

Wanted: Link Exchange

Hello everyone! So, this is a very new blog, fresh from the oven and I am in need of some much needed link love. If you would be so kind as to link exchange with me, I will be very glad to link you up too. Follow this blog too and I will gladly follow you back. Your links, you will find in a specially created PAGE. Badge exchange is also welcome! But first, let me create a badge for you to grab. Will update this post later with my badge.

Hope to see your links soon!

Update (16 June 2010):
Here's the blog badge for you to grab! You can find it on my sidebar too!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Relaxing On A Sunday

Yesterday, I learned some not so great news back home and I got affected. I felt sad, frustrated, helpless and angry at the same time because things were not how I hoped they would be. 

Hubby, trying to appease and comfort me suggested we go out to get some fresh air and have some sushi. Since it has been a while since we ate out and it has been like eons since I had my fill of sushi, I said okay. And was I glad I did! We ate at Fai Sushi Restaurant and it was a neat place. Not so crowded so that we didn't have to wait in line just like in the sushi restaurants in Japan. I can't believe I missed sushi so much! We consumed about 20 plates worth of sushi and two servings of miso soup. I was relieved from my reverie but it came with a price... an expensive one. But because we love to eat this Japanese fare, we had to close our eyes and forget about the price tab. After all, it was only for a day. And if it was all it took for me to forget, I guess it was well worth it.

After eating, we took a stroll at SchloƟplatz. The city was not so crowded. It seemed that everybody was at home, waiting for the main game. It's soccer season and I guess the entire Germany is all eyes on the TV screen especially if their national team is playing. But that is another story...

Thanks Dad for taking me out. You always know how to comfort me.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Simply Stylish Soccer

Hear ye! Hear ye! The clock is ticking!

The first match for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa will begin a couple of hours from now. To all of you who are great soccer fans, here's a great fan accessory that is sure to catch everyone's attention: the all new K-Swiss K-Ona S. What makes it so special? It bears your favorite team's national colors! In a stylish design, it is available in the following colors: Australia flag, Japan flag, Australia flag, Germany flag, Canada flag, USA flag and Brazil flag. 

US Online shops have a prevailing retail price of $100.00 while here in Germany, it is being sold at €100,00 per pair.

Here are the product specs: 
  • Ultra-light (9oz) and stable running shoe perfect for fast days. races and triathlons.
  • Durability is achieved with an Aosta® II rubber outsole.
  • Flexibility is enhanced by anatomically correct flex-grooves. 
  • Support is obtained with a direct injected urethane support cage with five-stripe branding on top. 
  • Stability comes from a rigid TPU midfoot shank. 
  • Breathability is enhanced by a Flow Cool System™ for moisture management.
  • Cushioning is provided by Superfoam® technology, an Si-18 technology crash pad and a k-EVA midsole.
  • Comfort is enhanced with a seamless upper construction.
 Want to get your own pair? Then check out today!

Because I Love To Blog

A hot cup of coffee could go a long way... especially if you have a laptop at hand or are working in front of your computer. Ideas would always come and go and they are best written down while they are fresh.

I always jump start my day with a nice hot cup of coffee. It always gives me that boost that I need. I know, too much of caffein is bad for the health but a cup a day helps a lot. It warms me up, wards off my sleepiness and helps me to focus more on the tasks at hand.

Coffee has always been my best friend. I frequent coffee shops in my single days, relaxing, chatting and catching up with good friends. I still go to coffee shops every now and then, when I am in the mood but I am content with sipping my own cup of coffee here at home. For now, it's just instant coffee. But I have two bags of premium coffee in my cupboard waiting to be brewed. If I could only get myself to buy my coffeemaker, I know that I would soon be floating in a sea of coffee aroma. And that would just be perfect for me!


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