Sunday, March 30, 2014

Color Wedding Dresses from DressV Can Add Some Fun to Your Special Day

Color Wedding Dresses from DressV Can Add Some Fun to Your Special Day

I don't know about you, but I'm not exactly your traditional kinda gal. And while I don't have any immediate plans of getting married, the thought of actually getting married does still get me giddy every once in a while.

However, I have never really thought of myself as the white wedding gown kinda girl. In fact, if given the chance, I'd love to add some fun to my special day by standing out and being different, and I think color wedding dresses would be a great way to do so.

I just spotted some at DressV recently and here are my top picks should I decide to ever walk down the aisle someday.

Color Wedding Dresses from DressV

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Black and white for a sophisticated twist to traditional wedding dresses.

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A red wedding dress will definitely make you stand out with style.

Color Wedding Dresses from DressV

And my ultimate pick: a stunning silver wedding dress!

Check out all of DressV's color wedding dresses here:

Although I don't have any plans of getting married soon, it's nice to know that DressV exists for when the time does come. Not only do they provide stunning designs that will make any bride proud on her wedding day, but they are also very affordable to boot!

Not looking for wedding dresses at the moment? You may also see their other dress collections at the main site:

Color Wedding Dresses from DressV Can Add Some Fun to Your Special Day

Friday, March 28, 2014

Jag Jeans: Win 2K Worth of GCs to Show Off Your Curves

Jag Jeans: Win 2K Worth of GCs to Show Off Your Curves

Shoppers and mall goers recently got a surprise treat when the 40 stunning candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2014 went to Glorietta to shop for their own pairs of sexy jeans that they could flaunt their curves with at Jag Jeans.

Jag Jeans

The mall event was a treat from JAG Jeans, which has been supporting Bb. Pilipinas for two years and now serves as a gold sponsor of the pageant.

JAG Jeans provided an enjoyable experience for the binibinis and proved how they can really highlight the enviable Filipina bods by fitting to their figures. Without a doubt, JAG Jeans is really made for Filipina curves, which deserve international acclamation. 

Jag Jeans

Jag Jeans GC Giveaway

If you want to show off your own curves with Jag, then you are in luck coz ONE of you could win 2k worth of GCs from Jag Jeans right here!

All you have to do is fill up this Rafflecopter form:

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Winners will be announced on Wednesday on MadTVPH (we're now on Season 2!) so make sure you tune in to at 9pm this Wednesday! :) Good luck!

Jag Jeans: Win 2K Worth of GCs to Show Off Your Curves

Monday, March 24, 2014

Cocktail Dresses 2014: Look Your Best with DressV By Your Side

Cocktail Dresses 2014: Look Your Best with DressV By Your Side

Finding a good cocktail dress isn't always easy. After all, you never know what you'll feel like come the night of the event that you will be attending nor will you know what the theme of that event will be until you finally have the invitation in your hands.

Regardless of what theme is thrown your way, though, or what kind of mood you might be in by the time you search for a good cocktail dress to wear, though, will be there to the rescue.

Cocktail Dresses 2014

Feel like keeping things simple and sophisticated? Take your pick from these simple yet classic stunners:

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Want to look dazzling and stun the crowd without going over the top? These styles might be best for you:

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If 'cute and frilly' is more of your style, then check these designs out:

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As you can see, DressV has got you covered, no matter what kind of style you might be looking for in terms of cocktail dresses. They keep up with the trends, while making sure that the classic ladies still have styles to hold onto at the same time.

To see the complete lineup of DressV's cocktail dresses, visit:

So, the next time you need a cocktail dress, you know where to go to: DressV, for a one-of-a-kind and stunning look that everyone will remember for days to come. And the best part? They're all available at affordable prices. Check them out today! :)

Cocktail Dresses 2014: Look Your Best with DressV By Your Side

Insanity Hits.

Found some super old photos that Zia took of me around November-ish during a coffee sesh at Boheme (read: before Christmas time made me ultra fat again) and I figured I should post them, so I can go all emo on my blog again. It's my blog and I can do what I want to, do what I want to…

If you follow my blog and/or social media posts, you should know by now that I'm generally a very hopeful (albeit emotional) person. I overthink, I mope and I brood more than Ryan Atwood and Lucas Scott combined.

My hamartia is that I always hold onto the faintest sliver of hope, even when everyone else tells me there is none. This is why I have an estel (Elvish word for "hope") tatt.

While my friends always try so hard to murder my hopes and dreams and wake me up to this world they call reality, I keep refusing to give up on the awesome possibilities of life and potential love.

While it may be true that this kind of false hope is what made me waste years of my life on babydaddy and on my last long-term boyfriend, I'd like to believe that real hope still exists somehow.

It is also true that there is no guarantee of a happy ending to the things that I hope for - there never is a guarantee for anything, really, though! - but is it really a crime to be hopeful about something that other people no longer believe in, take seriously, or fight for? I mean, without hope, what do you live for?

starfish necklace from House of Luxe

There might not be any guarantee of a happy ending for me with this guy that I currently like, but there's nothing wrong with waiting to find out, is there? Besides, who says I won't feel any differently myself when the truth finally comes out?

foldable flats from The Little Things She Needs

Around the same time that these photos were taken, I set an ultimatum with Megann: that I would wait until my next birthday for "Steve" (changed his name to save his dignity) to break up with his girlfriend and run into my arms.

My birthday is less than 2 weeks away. Has he left her? No. Do I care? No. That's the thing about feelings. They come and go as situations change and as other people enter your life.

So, why hope at all? Coz it gives me something to strive for and to move towards: a promise worth living for that could potentially be fulfilled.

Besides, in a world where everyone else is giving up on love, faking love and denouncing love altogether; it's nice to know that I still have the energy to be hopeful about something. Even if I don't remember what requited love feels like anymore.

Come hope with me.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sexy Mermaid Wedding Dresses from DressV Will Show Off Your Sexy Silhouette

Sexy Mermaid Wedding Dresses from DressV Will Show Off Your Sexy Silhouette

Looking for a unique wedding dress that will flaunt your curves in the best way possible, but no idea where to go? Then check out DressV at today coz they have got all bases covered.

DressV generally offers all sorts of gorgeous wedding dresses - from ball gown wedding dresses to vintage wedding dresses - and in all sorts of sizes, too. You can even get bridesmaids dresses from them to ensure that your entire wedding entourage looks great together in the end.

What really stood out for me at DressV, though, is their sexy mermaid wedding dresses, which hug the bride's silhouette in all of the right places to really make her the belle of the ball on her special day.

Sexy Mermaid Wedding Dresses at DressV

Sexy Mermaid Wedding Dresses at DressVSexy Mermaid Wedding Dresses at DressV

This dress is both sophisticated and elegant - perfect for classic brides!

Sexy Mermaid Wedding Dresses at DressVSexy Mermaid Wedding Dresses at DressV

This dress, on the other hand, is more on the modern side and will definitely make heads turn!

So, regardless of whether you want to keep things classic or want to modernise your wedding, DressV will have something for you. To check out their full range of mermaid wedding dresses, click here:

Sexy Mermaid Wedding Dresses from DressV Will Show Off Your Sexy Silhouette

Sunday, March 16, 2014

To Follow the Heart or the Mind?

This month has been a bit of a down one for me and some of my closest friends so far. There were unexpected expenses, sudden lifestyle changes, a couple of heartbreaks and a lot of reality checks, all of which resulted in decisions needing to be made. The big question always seemed to be: should I follow my heart or my mind?

sheer white musical top from I Heart Matilda / black leather jacket from Folded & Hung / vintage glasses from Four Eyes / flower necklace from Accessorize / Pacman bracelet from Yummycharm Shop

If I learned anything within these past few weeks, though, it is that it doesn't matter whether you follow your heart or your mind - as long as you follow something of your own instead of the advice of people who haven't been through what you have been through or those who seem to be pulling their advice out of their asses because they know what you want to hear or really don't care very much about your predicament. Halata bang may hugot?

I made the sad and sorry mistake of following the advice of one of my heartbroken friends and within a few days, I realised how sour, miserable and unhappy had suddenly become (yes, even more so than my emo self usually was).

The minute I reverted back to talking to the people that I was meant to cut out of my life coz they were "unhealthy" for me; I started being chipper and just happier, in general.

See, what I realised is that, no matter how awesome your friends are or how much you might be overthinking certain scenarios, you should never give up on the things and other people and things that make you happy. 

As Ser Rodrik put it in "A Clash of Kings": "When we speak of the morrow nothing is certain." So why should you give up on the things that make you happy today just because they might break your heart in the long run?

To be honest, the Century Superbods diet was making me miserable, too. I was strictly on it for about 10 days when I found myself feeling miserable coz of how much I missed chocolate and ice cream and then I read a line from Tyrion in "A Clash of Kings" saying "If there is food, I eat it, in case there is none on the morrow." (Okay. "A Clash of Kings" might just be the death of me.)

But seriously… I've been thinking… Who cares how much I weigh or whether some asshole calls me fat? Family Mart twirls are totes worth it and even if I end up single for the rest of my life, at least I won't die thinking "Dang. Shoulda had those twirls, man." :p

Get happy on your own terms, stay happy and focus on that happiness.

The mind and the heart can be deceiving, but at least they're yours. The decisions that you make based on how you think and feel are far more important than what other people may think or feel, no matter how much the people that you ask for advice love you.

Don't get me wrong. I appreciate all of the advice that is given to me - the ones that remind me to hope and to stay happy, especially.

However, for those people who judged other people without really knowing them and for those people who just wanted misery for company: I'm sorry. I love you, but my happiness is still my top priority right now because without happiness, I am lost.

So, follow your heart or follow your mind. It doesn't really matter. Just make sure that you follow it forwards. Always move ahead. Grow. Be a better person. And, above all things, be happy. :)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Freeway Swimwear 2014 Showcases Summer Seascapes and Floral Prints

Freeway Swimwear 2014 Showcases Summer Seascapes and Floral Prints

It’s time to take advantage of the heat of the sun again by relaxing under its happy rays! :D I don't know about you, but the summer sun always makes me happy. Well, what better way to enjoy the summer than with the perfect swimsuit to go with it?

Freeway Swimwear 2014

Freeway Swimwear 2014

Freeway can help you showcase an alluring island vibe as you bask in sand, saltwater and sun with the release of their Freeway Summer Swimwear 2014 collection this month!

The Freeway Summer Swimwear 2014 Collection boasts its very own Original Prints to complement the hotter months as they come in shades of cool green and blue.

Freeway Swimwear 2014

The original designs come in 3 tropical prints: seascape, green flora and multi-colored stripes perfectly creating a refreshing aura. Think: nature and seascapes strategically placed on one-piece maillots, bikinis, bandeau and tankinis. What’s even awesomer is that you will be able to reinvent each piece and mix them up to show off your own individual summer vibe!

Freeway Swimwear 2014

Another bestseller of Freeway’s swimwear collection is its wide array of underwired bikini tops that can provide both flattering and sexy support - definitely something that no-boobed-me is looking forward to. :p These bikini sets come in bright summer hues to fun prints, too. Very sexy, very comfy and very fun!

Lounging about on the beach or at a bar at night? Of course, Freeway makes sure you are attractive all the way. The collection’s matching cover-ups using sheer georgettes to fun stretch zip-up nets will surely make you enjoy that worry-free, all-fun tropical summer indulgence.

Freeway Swimwear 2014

So, what are you waiting for? :) Shop at Freeway and take your pick before they run out!

To see the whole collection or to shop online, visit :) You can also connect with Freeway through their Facebook account at or follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @FreewayOnline :)

Freeway Swimwear 2014 Showcases Summer Seascapes and Floral Prints

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Romwe Giveaway: Win a "COCO MADE ME DO IT" T-Shirt!

Romwe Giveaway: Win a "COCO MADE ME DO IT" T-Shirt!

Funny story: at an event recently, Jason and I spotted someone wearing a "Coco made me do it" cap. Being a straight gentleman, Jason had no idea who Coco was. :p

For the sake of this blog post, let me just spell it out for you: Coco Chanel is well-known to give fashionistas the empowerment to break all of the rules when it comes to fashion. Because of Coco, people the world over have risen and dressed the way that they want to and become their individual selves through their fashion statements. Wearing anything with the 'slogan' "Coco made me do it" kind of reminds people of why they dress the way that they dress: simply because they can.

So, if you have been wondering why the latest trends include this particular slogan, now you know. Without a doubt, you must have spotted all sorts of clothes and accessories with the "Coco made me do it" line on it thus far.

Although it looks like a basic shirt, the slogan makes it eye-catching and you can go cool, casual, wild or classic with it, regardless of what your style is like. You can dress it up or down, wear it with denim shorts or pants, or even with skirts or legging. Either way, you are sure to stand out.

If you've been dreaming to own a piece of clothing with this particular slogan on it, then today is your lucky day for I am giving away one "Coco made me do it" t-shirt from Romwe right here!

Join this international Romwe Giveaway by filling up this Rafflecopter form:

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Good luck! :)

In case you can't wait, though, this cool tee will be available at Romwe for only $9.99 on March 13 GMT. If you decide to buy it, you can get an extra 10% off with this coupon code: 10%offcoco :) The code is only available on the 13th, though!

Romwe Giveaway: Win a "COCO MADE ME DO IT" T-Shirt!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Spa Wellness Provides a Modern Luxe Health Spa Experience at Their Latest Shangri-La Branch

The Spa Wellness Provides a Modern Luxe Health Spa Experience at Their Latest Shangri-La Branch

It is no secret that I am a huge barre3 aficionado. In case you didn't know, though, barre3 is always located in their respective The Spa branches, namely at TriNoma, Richmonde Hotel Eastwood, Rockwell, Bonifacio High Street, Alabang Town Center and Shangri-La Mall.

To be perfectly honest, I have never visited a branch of The Spa that I didn't like. Even if it is located in a busy mall, the minute you walk into The Spa, you will feel like you have been transported into a whole different place. The lights are dim, the air smells of tranquility-heaven, and each branch creates a look reminiscent of renowned international spas.

In Shangri-La Mall, the theme is Modern Luxe.

The Spa Wellness in Shangri-La Mall

The Spa pioneered the concept of luxurious rejuvenation through its massage therapies, body treatments, sublime facials and excellent standards.

Since I used to only work out at The Spa, I was happy to finally have been able to try out one of their amazing body treatments during the opening of The Spa Wellness at Shangri-La Mall and I absolutely loved it.

In fact, it was so relaxing, I dozed off twice. :p

P.S. This isn't me, but you get the picture. :p

As you can see, The Spa is definitely more than just a spa institution now. The Spa Wellness provides a tranquil spirit, a strong body, radiant skin and beyond. "Total wellness is true beauty" has never been truer than at The Spa Wellness.

Want to try out The Spa out for yourself? Then you are in luck for I am hosting an awesome giveaway wherein you can try out their Light and Luminuous Facial. All that you have to do is fill out this Rafflecopter form. :)

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Good luck! :)

The Spa Wellness Provides a Modern Luxe Health Spa Experience at Their Latest Shangri-La Branch

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge: Week 1

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge: Week 1

I am a bit of a failure when it comes to weight loss-related anythings. Although I had successfully lost 10kg within the last quarter of 2013, I gained all of it back during and after the holidays. I lost my drive and inspiration, I guess? Lol. I basically just get really fat when I'm single. End of story.

Anyway, because of that, I decided to join this year's Century Tuna Superbods Challenge, wherein I follow a daily meal plan and an exercise plan and basically get hot in 6 weeks. (Check out the full program here:

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge

Can I just clarify that before this, dieting was not part of my life at all? I mean, sure, I went to the gym; but then I'd also have a frappuccino, some milk tea, some cake and some chocolates throughout the day, as well. So yeah, I was basically working out, so I could eat all of that junk rather than working out to lose weight.

After going to the Century Tuna event and hearing nutritionist Nadine Tengco talk about how "80% of weight loss lies in what you eat" and how "abs are made in the kitchen" (naks!), though, I decided to finally take this weight loss thing seriously.

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge

Well, my first week of following the diet is over and I figured I'd share my experience with you… just coz the things that happened and went through my head were pretty funny.

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge: Week 1

Day 1

The first day in itself was already pure torture. See, we were meant to tape an on-the-go segment for MadTV and guess what? It was a food trip segment around Taft. Sigh.

I immediately told my happy pill and he suggested I start on Monday. Since I was adamant to get on with it, though, I didn't. Yup. I started the diet on the day we taped a food trip segment.

Yup. We taped the segment at 4 different restaurants and I didn't eat anything but the pieces of cucumbers and tomatoes on the plates of the actual food and the mushrooms on one of the pasta dishes.

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge

My Day 1, in a nutshell.

As if that wasn't bad enough, a friend came over that night. But before she did, she called to ask me if I wanted some milk tea first. I said no. Who am I? :(

Day 2

Although I had slept at 4am the night before, the mere thought of getting to put food into my belly again got me out of bed at 7am. During breakfast, I ran out of rice and stared at my ulam for a very long time. What is ulam without rice, after all?

I left home at around 5pm and brought some papaya with me in a ziplock for dinner. Yeah. Don't do that. Most of it turned into papaya juice by 8pm. Luckily for me, Megann met up with me that night and she rescued me with a banana and home-cooked food. Meg is the bomb.

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge

What are you smiling about, banana? I don't understand.

Day 3

I went to MOA to watch the pyromusical with the fambam. After dinner, everyone ordered halo-halo. I said no. Seriously: who am I?? :((

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge

We do everything together, even get cranky.

Day 4

Day 4 was an errands day, so I brought my banana and papaya smoothie with me while commuting. A kid selling sampaguita saw my drink and approached me, saying "Ate, akin na lang yan." I actually pulled my smoothie back in fear and (almost in tears) said "Ito na nga lang lunch, kukunin mo pa?" LOL. True story.

Day 5

Things were going well. Until my mom brought us to Family Mart and I saw the Green Tea Twirls. Damn you, Family Mart, and your delicious Twirls!!!

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge

It was a selfie-sending kind of night. Lol.

Yes, I had a Twirl. I cheated on Day 5. I am a failure. But do not judge me!!! YOU WILL NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THIS HAPPENED UNTIL YOU HAVE HAD ONE OF THOSE THINGS. (I swear this is not a Family Mart-sponsored post.)

Day 6

This was my first day back at the gym after I started the Century Tuna diet.

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge

I can usually go up to 3.5 hours at the gym without any problems, but that day, I felt really dizzy and tired after only 15 minutes. After 30 minutes, my head was throbbing. I'm not sure if it's coz I was eating too little or coz I needed a cigarette.

I told myself I just needed a cigarette and got on with it.

Day 7

I woke up on Day 7 and sat at the dining table for breakfast. Every day, I sit at that table for breakfast with all of the same things sitting in front of me: peanut butter, jam, Nutella and bread for the rest of the fambam; but that day, it was PEANUT BUTTER, JAM, NUTELLA AND BREAD if you know what I mean. Sigh.

I spent the day dreaming of Hershey's syrup and then, when everyone was eating chips during the MadTV taping, I ate pineapple slices out of a ziplock bag. :( I had one chip to "satisfy the craving", but that didn't really work. FML.

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge

Smile through the pain, Anj. Smile through the pain.

I'm not gonna lie. It is a daily battle. Mostly between my mind and my surroundings, really. It really helps to have someone who reminds me to diet, though. Just a simple "Diet ha don't forget." is enough for me to keep my mouth shut and the junk out of it for the rest of the day.

Also, I love a good challenge and this is definitely a great one.

Wanna lose weight, too? Then join the Century Tuna Superbods Challenge and suffer with me! Hahaha.

…please? :( Let's get sexy togethaaa! :p

Century Tuna Superbods Challenge: Week 1