30 March 2018

Get Fuller Hair Quickly and Easily with this Trick

I have always had straight and limp hair so it has likewise been a lifelong dream to have a thicker and full bodied hair. I find it hard for me to curl my hair on a daily basis just to make it appear thicker because of how humid it is where I live. Sure, there are hair treatments such as perming and Brazilian blowout to make my hair appear fuller but I find these procedures expensive and high maintenance because you have to regularly do them to maintain fullness of the hair. Not to mention, these procedures can be damaging in the long run because you expose your hair to unnecessary chemicals and heat. I found hope for my limp hair when I learned that there are quick and easy ways by which I could make my hair longer and fuller without any treatment and that is through hair weave and hair extensions.

Photo from Livinghours

Hair weave and hair extensions have always been celebrities’ secret to what appears to us as fuller and healthy hair. I do not think they could have don their fabulous hairstyles without the use of hair extensions. The best thing about hair weave and hair extension nowadays is that they are now easily available for everyone. There are tons of these products online that we could avail of. Thus, we could easily get that celebrity-like thick and full hair with a simple trick, that is, through applying hair extensions ourselves. I have always believed that hair extensions are the quickest and the most uncomplicated way to get full hair. You just attach the hair weave at the back of your hair to make it longer and fuller. If you have a hair bundle with closure on the other hand, you just make use of the lace closure to hide your existing hair and sew or glue the bundles in place. With the right amount of bundles, you could get the perfect amount of thickness and fullness that you are aiming for. 

Among hair weaves available in the market, the best ones are Brazilian hair. They are made of human hair so they look and feel absolutely natural. They are not treated at all so you could make use of them, by dyeing or perming, as you please. Not only are they sure to give you that gorgeous and full bodied hair you have been aiming for, these hair weaves can do so in the most natural way possible.  There are tons of options available when it comes to choosing hair weaves and hair extensions for you. They vary in length and texture to match your preference and current hairstyle. They have straight hair extensions to give you long and natural looking locks for you to match your existing hairstyle. They likewise have curly and wavy hairstyles to either match your existing hairstyle or if you want to try out a new hairstyle without a commitment. Either way, you can get that full bodied hair in an instant. Check out Rebeccafashion to know more about hair weaves and hair extensions.

XO, Mish


28 March 2018

South Pub: A Place to Dine and Relax in the South

I always feel like I'm going on a field trip whenever I visit the South area. There's just this feeling that it's far from where I came from, literally and figuratively. But my recent trip to Alabang was very different, the place almost felt like home. I guess it's because of how comforting the spot I went to was and that is, the South Pub.

South Pub

Based on the old pubs located in the Alabang Town Center area, the South Pub provides for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can dine and unwind. It's the South area's neighborhood pub which is welcoming to everyone (including people like me from North :) ). It's a chill place where you could go for dinner and drinks with friends on a regular night or even have lunch with family on Sundays.

27 March 2018

Althea Korea Launches its Own Skincare Line - Bare Essentials

Don't you sometimes find Korean skincare confusing? Aside from not being able to read the characters in the packaging, the ten step Korean skincare routine leaves me baffled most of the time as to what goes next and which products would go well together. And for someone who's always on the go, a ten step routine takes so much time. So imagine my delight when my favorite one stop Kbeauty online shop, Althea Korea, has finally launched its own skin care line that has made everything simple and uncomplicated - the Althea Bare Essentials.

Althea Bare Essentials Skin Line

Sticking with the basics, Althea Korea focuses the Althea Bare Essentials skin line on the fundamentals of skin care and all the non-essentials. Thus, you could get the benefits of the 10 step skin care routine in just 3 easy steps -  cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. These new beauty hybrid products pack a double punch too; they’re products that nourish the skin while leaving it looking bright, glowing, and beautiful. With clean, minimal, yet effective formulas, these straightforward products epitomize simple perfection and deliver maximum results with minimum effort.

10 step Korean skin care routine made easy in just 3 simple steps
From L-R: Fixer Cream 50g (P660), Contour Cleanser 150g (P300), Primer Water 200ml (P550)

The Bare Essentials range consists of three hypoallergenic products suitable for any skin types - the Contour Cleanser (P300), the Primer Water (P550), and the Fixer Cream (P660). With all 3 products are available for purchase under Php 1500, and made with only the best ingredients, it’s no surprise that the Bare Essentials line caused quite the craze in the beauty world. Upon its announcement, there as a 10,000-­‐person wait list for the products! But fret not -­‐ you can now get your hands on these highly coveted products; you’re just a click away from glowing, flawless, crystal clear skin. Plus, Althea is giving out an additional 10% off with a free special edition mirror if you purchase now so head on over to www.althea.kr today!

PS. Don't forget to check out of a full review of the Althea Bare Essentials skin line in a few weeks. ;)


XO, Mish


26 March 2018

When in El Nido Palawan - Enjoy Comfort in Paradise at Sea Cocoon Hotel

El Nido is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations here in the Philippines. It's no brainer why. It offers only the clearest and most pristine waters, endless breathtaking scenery, and lots of sea adventure. I believe that a trip to this paradise is not complete without a comfortable and convenient place to stay. I usually have low expectations when it comes to accommodations in remote places so I was quite surprised to have encountered Sea Cocoon Hotel. It's like a first-class hotel in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to.

Sea Cocoon Hotel


Entrance and waiting area
Love the seats and the colors of this spot

16 March 2018

When in El Nido Palawan - A Trip to Nacpan Beach with Northern Hope Tours

Island tours in El Nido can be quite exhausting as they try to cover at least five destinations in one day. If you opt for a chill and relaxing day, a visit to Nacpan Beach is your best choice. Just a 40 minute ride from the town proper, Nacpan Beach has become one of the popular inland destinations in El Nido and that's all because of the long stretch of white sand and clear waters that it offers.

Nacpan Beach

15 March 2018

Where to Eat in El Nido - Cafe Athena: A Taste of the Mediterranean

Dining in El Nido is kind of an adventure in itself. Since there are no fast food chains in the area, everything is basically alien to me. We got some recommendations from the front desk of our hotel which we got to try, but I wasn't totally mind blown. Luckily, we got to encounter a Mediterranean restaurant in El Nido that offered me the best meal I've had in the island.  

Cafe Athena, which started in October 2016, is inspired by everything Grecian. The setup is like a taverna but theirs is quite larger than the usual taverna due to a much needed expansion. Also, the name Athena is derived from the Goddess Athena of Greek Mythology. And as their name and concept suggests, they offer only the best Mediterranean cuisine in El Nido. 

Lovely seats where we had a pub crawl the night before

10 March 2018

When In El Nido, Palawan - Island Hopping (Tour C) with Northern Hope Tours

I am intensely OC when it comes to anything and that includes traveling. I'd love to be the adventurous happy-go-lucky type, but there will always be a part of me that just wanted a fixed itinerary even before going. Of course, that went well and my heart was at ease with having pre-booked tours with Northern Hope Tours, a travel company based in El Nido that offers island hopping tours and van transfers both in Puerto Princesa City and El Nido.

Matinloc Shrine - a part of Tour C

Our Palawan trip was dedicated entirely on El Nido and you can't say that you've been to El Nido for sure if you haven't tried out any of their island hopping tours. Sure, the municipality is a destination in itself as it offers tons of food establishments to visit, inland tours to try out, and white sand beaches to enjoy, but the beauty of El Nido definitely lies within its numerous islands.

08 March 2018

How To Pick a Drum Practice Pad

There’s a saying that “Slow progress is better than no progress at all”. We can apply this analogy to establish your journey on being a professional musician. 

Whether you are a new drummer or an experienced one, choosing the right drum equipment can be still quite confusing. However, if you like to know more about the drum accessories, especially drum-pads, then please go through the following content.

Choosing from the best drum practice pads can be a daunting task especially if you are new in the market. This is because of the bewildering array of practice pad models differing in design, build quality, shape, performance, and price. To make you work easier, we have compiled a descriptive list of tips on picking a good drum practice pad 2018.

  • Responsiveness

One of the most important consideration while picking a practice pad is that as practice pads serves one and only singular purpose, and that is train technique. And, for that reason, you want a pad that responds as authentically to your strokes as possible.

And, if you practice on a surface that springs more forcefully than the drums you actually play, you’ll strain your muscles. Thus, responsiveness of a drum is an essential factor to consider while choosing practice pads.

  • Design

Based on design, you can choose from three different categories depending on their shape: 

- Pads on stand
- Pads only and
- Others

Research shows that individuals love the drum practice pads that features stands. This is purely because one can play them while sitting and allowing their feet the freedom to move. 

Whereas the other designs (pads only and others) may be great alternative but they do not allow you to practice with both your hands and feet.

  • Size

Size is considered to be essential, but there are no “one fits all” solution in case practice pads. As, larger pads are excellent for giving you more room to practice, but some people need the portability of smaller pads.

And, as 12-inch pads as the optimal size, they provide enough space and freedom of movement while you play practice pads. So, in order to ultimately get the size that suits you best, try to take preference of 12-inch pads.

  • Utility

Another important factor is the function by which we measure pads is utility. In general, the utility of a pad refers to how easily and effectively you can treat it like an actual drum. So before you pick a practice pad, make sure you check its utility.

  • Types of Pads

For the most part, drum pads come in two types:

1. Rubber pads 
2. Headed pads 

While the rubber type originally came without rims, they’ve come a long way over the years.

The essential difference of opinion between the two is that headed pads hold tension lugs or screws that reflects those of an actual drum, and they use synthetic surfaces that are really flexible over a surface.

Both types of pads are good for practice, but the rubber types are better as their responsiveness is sharper, making for better practice.

Second, they last longer and don’t require upkeep while headed pads lose tension over time.

Finally, the rubber pads, on average, are much quieter as they produce a muted sound that is just easier on the ears over the course of a long practice session. 

  • Your Individual Needs

Depending on your level of training, you can choose between a standard drum practice pad and electric practice pad. Both of these models can deliver professional performance depending on the particular brand you buy. In most cases, a standard practice pad is suited for practicing only. The electric version, on the other hand, is ideal both for practice and for adding value to your live sound. The latter also have additional built-in features that give them an edge over the simple mesh or rubber practice pads.


In case you have been looking for a drum practice pad then you can use the tips to guide you in making your choice. Go for a reputable brand that has the best features and specifications yet still pocket-friendly.

XO, Mish