30 April 2018

The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery: A Coffee + Comfort Food Combo

UPTC has never failed me when it comes to authentic and satisfying gastronomical experiences. During my recent visit, a newcomer has wowed me with it's coffee and comfort food offerings. Sounds odd, right? But The Fat Seed has cleverly combined great coffee (unlike your regular coffee shop's) with equally great food for a complete visit whether you're there to study, work, or just dine with fam and friends.

Upon entering the cafe, the first thing that caught my attention was the attractive wall painting that they have. That wall could easily make its way to Instagram. Aside from that, I also noticed that the place was packed! People were either dining with family or working on their laptops. I wasn't expecting so many people to be there cause it's fairly new. But I guess The Fat Seed is really a hip new place for studying and working within the area.

27 April 2018

Love Yourself a Little More with this Health and Beauty Retailer's Newest Campaign

If you are following me on Instagram, you have probably seen my post regarding self love. As I have mentioned there, self love is the new relationship goals. We tend to try to please everyone to the point that we sometimes forget about ourselves. But the truth is we can only give love to others if we are overflowing with love ourselves.

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Glad that there are companies like Watsons reminding us to give ourselves a little more love with its recently launched online video, http://bit.ly/WatsonsPH. Check it out and get let it inspire you. Also, learn a thing or two about self-love from that video.

The misconception about self love is that it is selfish. Self love that is not conceited is anything but that. Self-love involves taking care of yourself, not losing touch with who you are despite the stresses of everyday life. Taking care of your health, face, hair and skin are some of the basic aspects of self-love because when you look good, you feel great.

Self-love starts with self-awareness, which means knowing your strengths and weaknesses and likes and dislikes. It can mean anything from doing something that will make you feel great like wearing a new pair of shoes or applying red lipstick on a Monday to make you look good. It means being kinder to yourself and being more forgiving of yourself.

So what steps can you take to love yourself more and, in the process, feel great? Here are some suggestions:

1. Be aware. It all starts with knowing who you are and what you can do.

2. Don’t procrastinate. So one of your New Year’s resolutions is to achieve glowing skin. Don’t wait until the year is over to have a realistic skin care routine based on proper cleansing, moisturizing and sun protection.

3. Be goal-oriented. Proper sleep, exercise and good nutrition are only some of the steps you should take to achieve your goals. List down your goals and think carefully how you can achieve them.

4. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re not perfect; nobody is. If you are overweight, you can do something about it. If you look tired, there’s a reason for that. It’s not because you were born that way.

5. Realize that you’re not alone. So many people struggle with lack of time or will to take proper care of yourself. Watsons encourages people to love themselves more to look good and feel great. 

To learn more about the video, visit the Watsons Philippines Facebook page and watsonsph on Instagram.


XO, Mish


Play with your Look with Extensions and More

The best thing about being a girl is that we could play with our looks. When it comes to our face, the right kind of makeup could give you your desired look. For example, you can achieve a simple yet glowing look with a fresh face and a MLBB lipstick and you can switch it up to an edgy fa├žade with a smokey eye. When it comes to our body, our clothes say it all. We could don a stylish suit one moment and change it up to a cute mini dress. We can come up with hundreds of looks to match our current mood and also the weather.

When it comes to our hair, we could easily play with our look like how we do with our hair and clothing. For a simple and effortless look, a straight and polished hair is a must. To achieve that, we could easily use a straightening iron to flatten the hair and even out all the unnecessary waves and curls. Then, part your hair properly and finish it off with hair polish or hair cuticle coat to keep it shiny. Otherwise, you could make use of lace frontal weaves, especially if you have short hair, to give you that straight long hair.

For a sleek and sophisticated look, I would definitely recommend straight hair in a high ponytail. Straighten your hair using a straightening iron to achieve that sleek straight hair. Then, gather your hair and make sure its combed neatly. Secure it with a hair tie and keep all the short hair in place using hair gel or wax. If you want a fuller ponytail, you could make use of hair extensions to give your hair additional thickness. Otherwise, you could use extensions to make your ponytail longer. I recommend using Malaysian hair because they look effortlessly fine and straight.

If you want to try out a feminine and lovely appearance, soft waves work best. Soft wavy hair can be done through no heat methods such as using curlers or putting them in a bun or braids overnight. Otherwise, you may need to use a barrel curling iron or a straightening iron to achieve that soft gorgeous waves. Another option is to use hair extensions. Extensions that has a body wave or soft curls work best in getting that soft, feminine look. 

For a fun and funky look, I could think of tons of ways to achieve it but crimped hair is one way to do it. This one is kind of tricky to do because you need a hair crimper or small barrel curlers to achieve it. You would also need to be precise in curling the hair so that you get the same amount of curls all around your head.

Being a girl is so much fun. There are numerous ways by which we could play with our look. Do not be afraid to try experimenting on your look by switching it up every now and then.  

XO, Mish


19 April 2018

How to Lighten Your Hair with Minimal to No Damage

I love my natural black hair! But back when I was in college, I found my hair kind of boring since everyone else were dyeing their locks. When I gave hair coloring a try, I became addicted to it. At first, I had my hair colored at the salon. But when I discovered coloring my hair on my own using drugstore products, I kept on buying a new shade every time I need to color my roots again. I love having a new look every now and then. For 10 years now, I have been dyeing my hair different shades of brown, blonde, and red because I feel like it gives me character and edge.

The downside of having chemical treatments every now and then, particularly when the roots start to show, is that it can damage the hair permanently. For me, I DIY color my hair at least every four months. By then, my hair regrowth would have been three inches already. Just imagine how dry my hair is with all that exposure to chemicals. I try to treat my hair to restore its original state but that would not be possible with treatments alone.

Lucky for you there are other means by which you can switch up your look and lighten your hair with less or no damage. One way by which you could achieve lighter locks is through temporary hair color spray. These hair sprays come in different colors (even crazy ones such as blue and green). What makes them better than hair coloring is that these would not penetrate the hair and cause permanent damage to it. These are washable so you could come up with a new look every single day. They give out decent coverage but only last until you wash them.

For a more chic and edgy look, there are also hair chalks that can be used to lighten the hair. These work best if you want just a portion of your hair to be colored. They come in all sorts of colors but they do not give out the same kind of coverage as permanent hair colors or temporary hair sprays. They just give the hair a bit of lighter shade without any damage. Just like hair sprays, these can be removed through washing the hair.

If you want a more lasting solution, you may try out a hair weave. They come up in different shades so there is a blonde or brunette one that you could definitely try out. The best thing about these products is that they are made with human hair so they look absolutely natural. You could even dye or style them yourself as if they were your own hair. What I love most about using hair weaves is that your hair would never get damaged the way permanent hair coloring does to your hair. 

For better coverage, a 360 lace frontal would work best. Since this one enables you to hide your real hair, it would be possible for you to don a new look without any of your existing hair peeping through the weave. Around several hair bundles would be adequate to cover your entire head and you can add more if you want to achieve thicker locks. 

XO, Mish


13 April 2018

How to Achieve Summer Ready Hair

It is now officially summer here in the part of the globe where I live and I am just thrilled and excited for the adventures I am about to take on this season. Although this summer, I have always imagined myself in a bikini, relaxing by the beach while drinking my coconut juice. As summer is now here and fast approaching in some other parts of the globe, prepping should have started by now. Prepping for summer usually takes a load of effort and time. For one, you have to workout and eat healthy for a summer ready body. You have to get a new bikini for that Instagram perfect shot. Also, you got to have that summer-ready beach hair.

When it comes to summer hair, a gorgeous mermaid hair that flows beautifully describes it perfectly. I don’t think there is anything lovelier than long, voluminous hair with sexy beach waves to pair your bikini and smile with. Achieving perfect summer hair need not be tedious. Lucky for us, there are tons of ways by which we can achieve that. 

One of the quickest way to achieve gorgeous beach waves is through using a curling iron (or even a straightening iron). Just part your hair in sections and curl the bottom half of your hair. This usually takes some time especially if you have thick hair and it could damage the hair in the long run if you do it on a daily basis. But it is all worth it. Just be sure to put on hair spray or gel to keep the curls especially if you live in a humid place like me. 

If you opt for less damage but achieve the same results, you may want to put your hair in a bun overnight to get that thick summer waves in the morning. I prefer dividing my hair in at least three to four sections to keep make sure that it would turn out wavy and to even make the curls tad smaller. They turn into beautiful waves after a few minutes anyway. 

For the best results, you may want to try out hair bundles with lace closure. That way, you can achieve naturally looking beach waves without damage. Bundles of hair can be attached to your head through a closure, preferably a 360 lace frontal, by sewing or gluing it in place. Since human hair is likewise used, it would still look like your hair, just better. This works also for those with short hair and wants to get long luscious locks. For better coverage, a 360 frontal would work best since the lace closure would cover the entire head.

Lastly, you may opt for a perm to achieve semi-permanent beach waves. There are now numerous treatments available for you to get that perm. Of course, I would not recommend this one as much as the other options because damage from hair treatments and exposure to chemicals can lead to hair damage such as dryness and split ends, among others.

Getting that gorgeous summer hair is no sweat. Be sure to choose the method most suitable for you so that you can enjoy summer beautifully.

XO, Mish


03 April 2018

Score Affordable Fashion Jewelry at Easewholesale

While I would prefer authentic gold and silver jewelry for my everyday use, my lifestyle would not permit so. When going out, particularly when commuting, I find it better, not to mention safer, to wear affordable fashion jewelry that I would not mind losing. I also like having a huge selection to match my outfits and buying tons of authentic jewelry is not practical at all. Thus, I am more inclined to use such jewelry for my daily use.

Check out affordable fashion rings here: https://www.easewholesale.com/rings-c-3.html

Since fancy jewelry tarnish quite quickly, I suggest that you get really cheap ones so that you could maximize its value. As for me, I have acidic skin so the color fades fast after just a few uses. After I have maximized one piece of jewelry, I could easily buy a new one to replace it. The best thing about buying cheap jewelry nowadays is that they do not look cheap at all. There are tons of fashion jewelry available online that look authentic but are a fraction of the latter’s price. And the advantage in buying online is that the selection is endless. 

Rose gold plated jewelry will always be my favorite. Get this pretty ring here: https://www.easewholesale.com/rose-gold-multicolor-rhinestone-ring-p-4180.html

To make sure you get the best price online, it is best to buy from shops that offer wholesale prices. Not only can you get a bigger discount when you buy more products from them, but you could also use the extra pieces of jewelry to share with your friends or to even start up your own business. At Easewholesale, you can get the trendiest and most affordable pieces of jewelry online. They have a wide selection of fashion rings, necklaces, and bracelets that you could choose from. My favorite would definitely have to be their rose gold plated jewelry. They look so classy and chic at the same time.

DIY your jewelry with these fashion heart beads: https://www.easewholesale.com/925-sterling-silver-bracelet-cubic-zirconia-accessories-ssbd146-p-12663.html

If you prefer your own design, I suggest you do DIY. I personally love DIY as you can easily incorporate your character in something that you personally made. It also promotes originality and creativity. Thus, you get to be unique and would not get caught wearing something that is same with everyone else which is probably everyone else’s fashion nightmare. Easewholesale makes DIY easy by also offering beads and other accessories for wholesale prices found here: https://www.easewholesale.com/beads-c-10.html. With this you could not only could you make your own design, but also you could share your designs to others. 

Happy shopping!

XO, Mish