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.

Piolo and Crizal® get into life’s moments

What if, in the middle of your routine eye check-up, you ended up face-to-face with Philippine leading man Piolo Pascual? If that was me, I'd definitely get thrilled and kilig! I already had the chance to meet Piolo at an Essilor event and he was so dreamy!

Find out what Crizal® and Piolo Pascual video have in store at https://youtu.be/-E6BiMaz5gc!

Watch and share the surprised reactions of patients during a vision screening set up by Essilor’s flagship brand Crizal® on https://youtu.be/-E6BiMaz5gc

The new video is part of the brand’s campaign to encourage patients and customers alike to stay present in every experience of your life – or, better yet, to create your own precious moments with the clear vision that only Crizal® can provide! 

Crizal® lenses are available at leading optical shops and through eye care professionals nationwide. For more information, visit Essilor’s website at www.essilor.com.ph.

XO, Mish


24 September 2016

Save more on Fall and Winter Footwear at EricDress

I have always had a fascination with boots and similar footwear. I think it is because it is a footwear that I just cannot wear everyday here in the tiny tropical country where I am. Nevertheless, I still keep a few ones for times when we vacation up north or abroad or for whenever I wanted to rock a pair of chic boots just because.

Cheap boots: http://www.ericdress.com/list/cheap-boots-101049/

For everyday wear, I love solid colored ankle boots that could instantly make one's outfit look a million bucks. They are just simply stylish without going overboard. Knee high boots wide calf are perfect though for night outs and for times when you want to look grand. They could transform your boring outfit into a fashionable one in just a snap.

Knee High Boots: http://www.ericdress.com/list/cheap-knee-high-boots-101985/

Since winter is coming (that sounded like a Game of Thrones tag line lol!), there are cheap winter boots that you could find at Ericdress. Of course it is best to use up old ones especially when you are on a tight budget. But seriously, Ericdress' products are extremely affordable that it would not hurt to spend a bit and treat yourself with a new pair of shoes. I was actually surprised that Ericdress actually carries all sorts of cheap boots for women, from ankle boots to snow boots, and not just clothing. They are definitely a one stop fashion shop!

If you are looking for cheap knee high boots that you could use for the fall or winter, better check out: http://www.ericdress.com/! They have the widest collection of footwear that would not disappoint!

XO, Mish


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.

18 September 2016

Easiest Way to Learn Football or Soccer

Soccer or football is one sport that is dearly loved and supported all around the world. Although they seem to have become more popular during the last few years as the FIBA has definitely gained popularity, the amount of fandom that the sport gets remains all the same as overwhelming. On my part, I remember playing soccer a few times during elementary school for our school’s sports fest. I shifted to gymnastics though when I got into high school. Recently I only find myself supporting friends who are addicted with the sport and popular soccer teams whom I idolize.

When I come to think of it, I find the sport kind of intimidating. It is as if it is not a sport to be played by anyone. It feels like a real professional sport. I also I feel like it is hard to play soccer itself especially if you are a newbie. I do not think there are even soccer lessons for adult newbies. If you think soccer is not that fun or that it is too technical, I suggest you try out bubble soccer! It is one fun way to learn more about the sport and to finally get to know its technicalities without all the fuss.

Honestly, I have not heard about inflatable soccer games until recently. Everything seem to evolve nowadays and that includes sports. Basically, the sport makes use of inflatable bumper ball which you will use to play a huge soccer ball with. It seems to me that the game is pretty much the same with an actual soccer game, except for the tools and materials that are used for it. I think in this manner, soccer would be more fun to learn. And since soccer is kind of a sport that has some physical contact, the bumper ball makes it safer and definitely more enjoyable to play!

What I love most about bubble football is that it is great not just for kids, but also for the kids at heart. While there are no age limits as to adults, it is highly suggested that one should be at least physically fit to run around and play the sport. With regard to kids, children as young as seven can start to be familiarized and  enjoy this sport.  As such, I recommend this one for huge occasions such as gatherings of families and friends. This is definitely one way to have a great, enjoyable, and memorable bonding. Moreover, you and your loved ones can know more about soccer and the sport. To know more about bubble football, go here!

XO, Mish


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:

04 September 2016

Fall Fashion at StyleWe

I seriously have no idea why time is going way too fast! I cannot believe that it is almost Christmas already. While that would not happen until a few months after, I am pretty sure that everyone is preparing for fall which is right around the corner. If I were to experience all four seasons, I would probably be sad to say goodbye to summer. But honestly, who could resist fall’s magical colors? It is definitely something to look forward to.

Speaking of fall, one of the online shops that I got introduced to is launching its fall collection. Aside from offering wedding dresses, they also carry all sorts of daily clothes for women such as dresses, skirts, tops, and outerwear. I would say that their choices for outerwear are extensive and incredibly cheap. Some look like designer clothes but these are sold for a much lower price. Anyway, let me share to you some of my favorites:

First up is Statement Short Sleeve Hoodie Polyester Vest from Maison Luyu. This one is to die for. The color is refreshing and the style is very chic. This would go well with other statement and structured clothing.

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: