Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra | How to Spot a Fake


I finally jumped on the so called "white sneakers" bandwagon when I bought a Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra (Womens) at Nike Park, Robinsons Galleria. I have been eying it for the longest time and I was just waiting for the right time to buy it (read: waiting for the shoes to go on S-A-L-E). I don't know if "athleisure" trend is here to stay but WHO cares?! I have one right here, right now!

Tinker Hatfield | Nike 

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Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra (womens) Php 5,795 $114.99

Originally designed by Tinker Hatfield, the classic Air Huarache model was first released in 1991. Tinker Haven Hatfield, Jr. is an American architect/designer of Nike athletic shoes such as Air Jordan, including the world's first "cross training" shoes- the Nike Air Trainer.

Real Techniques By Sam & Nic Chapman | Sephora PH Haul


Let's talk about make-up brushes, shall we?!

Seeing that I often wear flawless make-up, a lot of my friends have been asking me for tips and recommendations on what make-up brushes I swear by and of course, where to buy them.

 Sephora PH | Online Shop

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The first thing that comes to mind when girls talk about beauty products is Sephora. Make-up enthusiasts like me used to travel abroad just to visit one of its branches. Nowadays, shopping for the most coveted make-up items is just one click away. That said, I am ecstatic to announce that Sephora has recently opened its online shop here in the Philippines!

I dread the heavy traffic on the road these days so shopping online is a no-brainer. Thankfully, Sephora delivers straight to your doorstep from Singapore in just a couple of days after you purchase your orders online. Best of all, there's free delivery for a minimum order worth Php 1,300. Oh, did I mention that you also get a free sample at checkout?

Italy's Top 5 Regions For Food


Italian food is very regional.  With over 20 regions, each with their own unique flavour (literally), it’s not uncommon for some dishes to be unique from one town to the next. If you’re planning a trip to Italy any time soon, here are some of the best regions to visit for fantastic food: 
 
Emilia Romagna 

Parma, in Emilia Romagna is not only sprinkled with piazzas and palaces, but it is where you’ll find the king of cheeses, Parmigiano Reggiano. This delicious pasta-topping cheese is made using just milk, whey, and salt, then aged for a minimum of 12 months before being sold worldwide. The left-over whey from the cheese process is then fed to the pigs that are destined to become the prized Prosciutto di Parma, a distinctively delicious ham. 

Health Cube | 3D Mammography Experience + Giveaway


Health Cube Advanced Medical Unit invited me to attend its "Fight Like A  Girl - Check & Protect with Health Cube" - a Breast Cancer Awareness event last October 20 at BTTC Centre, Greenhills, San Juan.

Aside from a brief talk on early prevention, practical tips and self checking with surgeon and breast cancer advocate, Dr. Sherry Lee, select media guests were given complimentary tests like 3D Tomosynthesis Mammogram (the first of its kind here in the Philippines) and Whole Body Densitometry.

Read about my 3D Mammo experience after the break...

3D Mammography | The Future of Breast Imaging

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What is 3D Mammography?

This test produces a 3-dimensional view of the breast that helps identify and characterize individual structures without confusion of overlapping tissue. Also called breast tomosynthesis, this new technology allows the physician to see thin mammography sections of the entire breast and gives a clearer image thus, decreasing the need for further examinations. 

What are the benefits?

3D Mammography is better at detecting changes earlier than regular 2D scans. It can help distinguish superimposed tissue from real abnormalities, leading to less anxiety for women whenever they are due for a breast examination.

Breast Cancer Self Check 

Step 1  

  • Look at your breast in the mirror, with straight shoulders and your arms on your hips. Look for any changes on the basic appearance of your breast.

Step 2

  • Repeat with your arms raised, squeezed each nipple between your finger and thumb and check for any nipple discharge.

Step 3

  • Lie Down. Use a firm, smooth touch with the three middle fingers of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together to feel your breast in a circular motion. 

Step 4 

  • Finally, feel your breast while you are standing or sitting. Follow the same procedure as in Step 3.
Signs to Look For:

  • Visible lump
  • Nipple changes
  • Breast swelling
  • Breast and nipple pain
  • Breast skin dimpling
  • Strange nipple discharge
  • Breast size change
  • Breast shape change
  • Scaliness (rashes) on breast skin

 If you notice any of the signs mentioned, consult your physician immediately.

A Trip Down Memory Lane with Purefoods | I Heart Art


Four years ago, I was too preoccupied with my online life that I can't keep track of all the events I have attended. I would say yes to up to three events in one day. Fast forward to today, I have learned how to keep things slow. As a mom to an adorable four-year old girl, I have learned how to sit back, relax and appreciate the finer things in life. I prefer good value instead of low price because quality is more important to me just like the new Purefoods Blue Line.

Purefoods Blue Line | I Heart Art

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The painting session I experienced at Sip & Gogh brought me to a trip down memory lane on my experiences as a newbie blogger.

I remembered at the beginning of my career how I would always share stories with my husband about the events I attended over a can of Purefoods Corned Beef. I would sauté onions and garlic together with the corned beef. Amoy palang... nakakagana na!

My stories mostly revolved around the celebrities I met during the event. We would spent hours on the dining table, with me doing all the talking and he would intently listen to what I have to say in between bites of my sautéed corned beef.

Now that I am a mom, I hope to share the same feelings of comfort to my daughter by incorporating Purefoods Blue Line for every happy moment that she is experiencing. So that one day, she may have her own Purefoods Blue Line trip down memory lane to share.