Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How I lost weight

When I gave birth last 2008, I gained weight and my heaviest was 150. I have accepted the fact that this is my new body weight and form. I even laugh when people mistake me of being pregnant ( I have  a small face but m tummy is really big. My waistline was 34-35 )

I was down to  137 at the time this photo was taken.

I just took this photo myself. Im 110 at that time. Just last month.

Tough Jeans gave me a pair of  pants ( a whooping P 8,000 !! almost $200! ) as part of the payment for doing the hair and makeup for their live  mannequine show at Shangrila Mall.  I asked for their biggest size and they sent me size 29!! Seriously people. 29??

It cant even go up past my knees. Good thing I did not give this pants away. Im not bragging but it's a nice feelig to finally wear jean again. I can now cross my legs and wear tank tops. :-)

This was taken last July. Im wearing a Herve Leger dress I bought on-line, size small. Whew. My legs still need some work but over all  Im happy with my new weight of 105. How to stay at this weight is the challenge. I think I have gained 2-3 pounds in 2 week.Arghh. But its ok. Im now enjoying eating healthy and doing alot of activities at home ( painting, decorating ) and of course work!

Ok, the next question is how I lost the weight? I will not lie, I had to drink an appetite suppresant (slimming pills) a little exercise and some science ( meso theraphy/radio frequency )

I still ate sweets ( chocolate bars, cake,ice cream ) but in moderation. I ate more vegetables and salad. Eating healthy does not mean you dont eat tasty food.

A lot of people will say drinking diet pills is not healthy and I agree, over all, you must do what is doable for you. :-)

From 150 last March 2011, after 5 months, Im 106 pounds.  I wanted to loose weight for helth purposes ( im borderline diabetic ) and my husband and I plan to have another baby soon.

For those who is struggling with their weight, my advise is to adapt a healthy and active lifestyle. Crash diets will not give a lasting result though it can do the work.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bride Liberty and June Nuptials

Liberty is one of the sweetest bride I have ever met. Very down to earth and what you see is what you get. She easily opened up to me and to tell you the truth, it's like Ive known her all my life. Jun is a bit reserved and quiet but he warmed up to me and frankly, he is just like my husband. Once you get to know him, he is actually very funny :-)

I was glad to be part of their special day. And Im grateful that Liberty refered me to her boss, so one of my brides is actually the daugther of her previous boss.

Congratulations to Liberty and Jun!

Liberty is wearing my very own headand. I was suppose to wear this on my wedding day but ended up using my crystal barette instead. I was glad Liberty liked it. This hair accessoru became her "something borrowed!! :-)

Bride Mikki & Porch

Mikki found me at one of my Bridal fairs in Megamall but it took her several months before she was able to book my services. She told me that she visited several other fairs looking for me and finally she was able to find my card and she booked an appointment right away. She ended up booking my services, when I returned to Megamal for another fair.

Im just so glad that she liked my work enough to really look for me. For those who would like to book my services, you can visit my site, for my upcoming fairs. Or you can book an appointment at my site - I also have paylite service (paypal, installments and credit cards) for brides on a budget. Interest fee. Though, you must be able to pay at least 30% to book the date.

Some pictures were taken from my Iphone 4, so its a bit grainy. :-)

This is my favorite picture for these series. Very sweet and romantic dont you think?

Mikki and Porch Prenup pictures are one of the few ones I really like. I love the pictures at the bridge and near the light house. Honestly, I have printed some and placed it on my "mood board". When I want to be inspired, I just look at these photos. Very romantic.

Monday, August 22, 2011

My Current favorites, August 2011

This make-up remover is so gentle on the skin it feels like your applying cold water on your skin.
One time, I was wearing my contact lenses and I accidentally transfered some of the product into my eyes ( the cotton was soaked) stupid I know but I was soo sleepy at that time. Good thing, I did not feel a thing! Great right???

Amazingly enough, it does remove waterproof makeup, although you have to use the proper tools. Since it does not work like the other makeup removers that are partoil/part liquid, the technique is to use cotton bods for removing waterproof eyeliners on your waterline and lash line. Although price is P600++, Over all rate, its a five for me.

 This toner is my super favorite these days. It helps lighten my pimple marks. How do I know? Im not using any whitening cream but I observe that after only 2 weeks, my pimple marks, even the big ones, seem to dissapear. I know that pimple marks really fade thru time, but this product helps speed up the process. Also, it feels so gentle on the skin. It does not sting, in fact it leaves your skin feeling so refreshed.

This is a recent discovery. I rarely buy perfumes because I always get perfumes as a gift. But I fell in love with the scent. So I bought the body scrub as well. Although price is not cheap ( P2,500++ for the edt and P1,600++ for the scrub) overall, the scent smells like powder after 3-4 hours and reminds me of my moms powders, perfumes, her  dresser and even her clothes. I remember going over her toiletries and smell her powders, perfumes. This scent takes me back to those time, my childhood.

For my last featured product, Bodyshop's Vit E setting spray. After you apply your powder foundation or matte face powders, spray this on to give your face a dewy finish. Also, during the day, freshen your face with this.

Hope you can try some of these products. :-) will post more reviews soon!