30 September 2016

How to Make Your Next Travel Stress-free

Traveling is one easy way wherein we could escape the stresses entailing our daily lives. When times get tough and we feel so burned out, traveling can make all those negativity go away. Whether you prefer hanging out by the beach while listening to the crashing waves or catching up the sunrise, you'll be sure to have a clear mind and renewed energy after a peaceful and well-rested time off from reality.

It cannot be denied though that there are times when travel brings us stress due to things within and also beyond our control. The list is endless although the frequent ones that we encounter are delayed flights and trips, overbooked accommodations, and so on. So to keep you sane and on track, here are some tips you could use to make your next travel as stress-free as possible.

Buy tickets ahead
This goes both as to bus or flight tickets. Not only will you be able to reserve a seat for the travel date of your choice, but you could also save more. You could get more affordable flights to Cebu, Coron, or Boracay by booking way ahead than your scheduled trip.

Make a travel plan
Spontaneous trips may be pleasant and adventurous, a well planned trip is always the best way to go if you want a stress-free travel. It is when you have set everything out to the last detail can you have genuine peace of mind during your vacation. Sort out your itinerary by checking travel blogs and other reviews in the internet. You may also create your own based on recommendations by friends and acquaintances. To maximize your peaceful vacation, I suggest steering away from crowded tourist destinations and pick out a nature adventure that you'll surely enjoy

Make reservations
Of course, it is always best to book your accommodations ahead. Some hotels even give huge discounts for early reservations. By such, you'll have no other thing to do when you arrive at your destination but to check in and relax! The same goes with popular restaurants that you know are always packed. By reserving ahead, you are sure to get seats during your visit.

Keep an open mind
With everything planned and set for your trip, a room for change should always be recognized. There are times when things won't still go as planned despite all precautions made. When such occur, always keep an open mind and check out your other options so that your trip won't get ruined. You may also make a Plan B to keep you on track.

Vacations and travel should never be stressful or expensive. I see it as the only means by which we could truly relax and enjoy while learning and gaining new experiences. By keeping in mind all such tips given, you are assured of a stress-free and delightful travel.

XO, Mish


25 September 2016

Fashion21 Auto Eyeliner Pen Review

Local brands are really close to my heart. Not only are they affordable and easy to find, they surprisingly have great quality. I know I tend to underestimate them, but local products are definitely at par with their imported counterparts. When it comes to cosmetics, I love drugstore/department store brands! Since they’re so affordable, you won’t regret testing out a new product in the market even if doesn’t turn out well. I believe cosmetics and skin care are kind of a hit or miss thing. You just keep on trying out new products until you find the one that’s perfect for you.

Fashion21 Auto Eyebrow Pen

Speaking of trying out cosmetics, I was able to get a hold of the latest products from Fashion21. If you haven’t heard of Fashion21 yet (which I highly doubt), it is a local brand offering budget-friendly and quality cosmetics. You could literally find them in every department store! Anyway, I was able to try out Fashion21's Auto Eyebrow Pen lately. I am not a pro when it comes to doing eyebrow makeup and I am far from #kilaygoals, but this product was really easy to use for a makeup rookie like me.

As regards the packaging, I was definitely impressed! Honestly, Fashion21’s products used to have tacky packaging and I am glad that they were able to improve their products’ packaging. The pen is a black matte one with the name of the product printed on it. It is very lightweight and the product can be dispensed with by retracting the pen. I actually tried opening the pen to its max and it contains more or less two inches of eyeliner.

19 September 2016

#DefyTheDay with Kratos Strong Coffee

I have always felt like more is expected from everyone nowadays. You could not just do a single thing and be good with it. Applying it to Plato's idea of roles in the society, you can't just be the best Philosopher King that there is, or the best auxiliary that there is, or the best artisan that there is. You have to be all of them at the same time and be good at all of them. Times have definitely gone tougher and we have to be tougher than anything that that would come our way.

I strongly agree that the youth nowadays are urban warriors living a multifaceted like. They defy expectations by outdoing themselves all the time. Admittedly, it is hard to keep up with everyday life. That is why there are weapons we could use to help us #defytheday and win our daily battles, such as the new Kratos Strong Coffee.

15 September 2016

Go Healthy with Aussie Oranges

I believe that most of our daily activities take their toll on our health one way or another. The same could be said more so when we take into consideration other factors such as stress and pollution. With that, I think it is important that we pay attention to our lifestyle, especially when it comes to the food that we put in our body.

I am currently in the middle of my midterms week and I am feel worn out and tired already. However, I make sure to eat properly and still have decent sleep to make sure that my body would function well especially when taking my exams. Luckily, I was able to receive a bag filled with Aussie oranges a few days back! They were perfect in time for my stressful exam week.

Honestly, I am not a fan of fruits. But these Australian oranges made me a convert. They're sweet (no sugarcoating here!) and filling. They make me feel energized, too! If you aren't convince with what oranges could do for your body, here are some reasons that could definitely change your mind:

03 September 2016

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam Review

One of the items that I got from Althea Korea's beta testing here in the Philippines was this product. I was looking for a facial wash for daily use then to add to my shopping bag. I would have gotten the Aloe Cleansing Foam from Nature Republic if it weren't the whitening/brightening phase I was in. I decided to get this one as it was the cheapest brightening cleansing foam at the website.

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam

Info about The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam from Althea Korea: