October 01, 2014

5 Life Changing Apps I Can't Live Without

5 Life Changing Apps I Can't Live Without. I'm an avid Mac and iPhone user, and just recently, I have updated my phone to iOS 8. It was hassle for me because I have over 2000+ images and 600 songs in my phone, and I had to delete most of them (since I only have a 16 GB storage capacity). Well, anyway, after I tried my best to let go of my captured memories and favorite songs for a while,  I also had to remove some of my favorite apps. In that short amount of time, I realized that I have apps that really change my life and I can't live without. Check them out! 

September 28, 2014

DIY: Tape your Things

Personalize your things using Washi Tape! This is how my Sunday morning (together with my mom) started: personalizing the things we have at home with super colourful tape. I missed doing these things. Honestly, if I were given the chance to create these the whole day, I would gladly do it if I'm not too busy with college life, work, love life (wahh haha) and other things. Anyway, for this DIY I used Washi Tapes. These are colored masking tapes from Korea that can be used to design almost anything! It's just fun to work and play with. It truly brings out your creative side! Want to know how to do this? It's very easy and simple! Learn how below :)

September 24, 2014

Beauty: Advice and D.I.Ys

Beauty Advice and D.I.Y Beauty remedies that work! Just recently, I was happy to receive an email from Iya Marinn asking me a series of questions about beauty. I'm not a beauty expert, and when it comes to beauty I believe that 'less is more'. For me, beauty products are there to just enhance what you already have... not to cover it up and completely change how you look. Also, I admit that have the most sensitive skin ever, so I'm not sure if I can give good advice about these things... I am allergic to almost all the products that I use, so I try to use the mildest, or the most organic products in the market (sometimes, I even make it myself if I have to--- to ensure that there are no chemicals in them). So, below are my answers to her questions and some DIY beauty tips that you can try (when you have a spa day or just free time) at the comfort of your very home! You can also email me at deniseh95@yahoo.com for other suggestions or questions, I would love to blog about them! 

September 19, 2014

Things-To-Do on a Rainy Day

It is true that you can't have a rainbow without a little rain. This is a great reminder, especially for everyone who's here in Manila and who's experiencing the roaring winds and crazy rain showers that has been pouring down ever since yesterday. So, today, I decided to write about the things that you can do on a rainy days like these (especially for those with no classes)
Check out the list below :)

September 11, 2014

Master Cleanse Experience

My Master Cleanse Experience or the Lemonade Diet. Do you have those days when you just wake up, look in the mirror and get surprised 'coz you don't look like your 'normal' self? It's in those times when you look bloated and just feel like you gained so much weight. (in your mind it's like 'what happened to me?!') Well, I had this experience a few days ago. I just felt annoyed at the world, and because of that, I acted out on the people around me. So, being my impulsive self, I decided to go on a juice cleanse that BeyoncĂ© and other celebrities have tried before.  I immediately bought the ingredients and started drinking it, carrying this juice with me wherever I went. 

Overall, for me, it wasn't a good experience (but then again, we are all different what does not work for me might work for you.. who knows). At first, I was doing well, I enjoyed drinking it... but when lunch time arrived, it was difficult for me to watch people eat good food especially when they're beside me. You see, I had school on that day. I couldn't think straight. I was falling asleep in class and my energy level was so low. By night time, I couldn't take it, I ate food already! Haha! 

Through this, I admit that my sugar cravings were lessened, and well I realised that a lot of self- control is needed because usually this cleanse lasts up to 10 days. I guess I'm really not built to 'not eat'. I promised myself after this that health is something you owe to yourself. It's not something that you can achieve overnight but its something that you have to work hard for. Now, I'm trying my best to eat clean and really take care of myself, because in the end..,no one else will. 

So, if I were you, I'd start living a healthy lifestyle today :)

*Not a sponsored post. All ingredients are from Healthy Options and most are organic. Do this diet at your own risk* 

September 09, 2014

Managing Time

Managing time. In my Philosophical Anthropology class, we learned that 'time' is something that we cannot control but we can choose how to spend it wisely. This is when time, truly becomes gold, something priceless and something that can never be taken back. 

Today, time management was something that I had to practice because I had to accomplish tasks for both school and work. In school, surprise quizzes were given so we always had to be ready. College is very fast-paced that's why self-studying is the best way to survive in it. Discussions, presentations and papers due are piling up that's why the best way to solve this is to have a to-do list. This just works for me so much because it makes me want to put a check to all those boxes. Also, wherever you are, make sure that you have your readings with you so that you get to finish reading them. After school, I went straight to work (with my special someone who accompanied me the whole time, thank you Miguel! Hi! hehe), which was in the VIVA office to record for Sarah Geronimo's voice over in the Popstar Diaries show in Viva channel. It's always fun to do this because I enjoy reading  (with feelings of course!)  and for a few minutes I get to become like a ….Popstar... like Sarah... haha!  

At the end of the day, I realized that time is really something that we should all treasure. We should not make it control us, but instead we should control our own time because it's always up to us to decide how we will spend it. Today, I can say that I used my time wisely. How about you? Did you do the same? What can you do to make time for the things that you prioritize in your life? 

xx, Denise 

September 08, 2014

Weekend Getaways

Weekend Getaways. First of all, I have to apologize for not updating my blog lately, I promise that starting today I will blog more DIYs, more beauty tips and tricks and random things that I would want to share with you guys. I started this blog not for myself, but with the goal to share to others what I know about styling, traveling, creating something out of things that we already have at home, fitness and more. I will see to it that whenever you will read my posts, you'll learn something from it because this is my dream. I want to inspire others through this blog. I want you to feel good about yourself, or learn something new after reading the things that I'm going to write about. It would be great too, if you suggest topics for me to write about :) (well, because there's just too much!) 

Anyway, just this weekend, my family and I had an impromptu trip out of town. It made me realize so much about my family and about balancing everything in life especially after watching my new favorite movie If I Stay. (if you haven't watched it, then now's the time… you're really missing out if you don't) In this fast paced world that we live in, sometimes, it's good to stop, look and be grateful for the blessings you're receiving every single day. Even if it's just waking up in the morning, eating breakfast with your parents, seeing your friends in school and more… makes you realize that the people in the everyday routine that we have are the ones that make life worth waking up to. Often times, you have to appreciate the people around you, especially your family because they're the ones whom you can trust fully and will always be there for you to love you. 

It's good to try to balance your life and not just focus on work. Take a break. Know that what you are going through now (which you call 'stress' -- may it be in school or work) is something that will pass because God will never give you something you can't handle. There's bad times because there will always be something good that will come out of it. So, spend time with your loved ones, appreciate them, be grateful to have them and  try to balance everything in your life now. You can do it, I know you can :) 

xx, Denise