Fun Food Fitness 2016

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I rarely attend social events but when I do, I make sure I really participate. And because anything that concerns health goes on top of my goal funnel, I took a few hours off being a nanny to my only son so I could dance Zumba with Philippines’ dance diva, Regine Tolentino.

Gosh, she’s so beautiful and fit! With her sexy dance moves, I can tell why she hasn’t aged a bit. Regine, together with her friends, taught us some crazy Zumba moves! That afternoon was fun and really exhilarating! Liberating too, because I haven’t done this since I learned I was pregnant.

And just like how gym rats would secretly go to their favourite resto to reward themselves for the hardwork, we ate some good food! Woohoo! It’s a shame I wasn’t able to take photos of the buffet but I can assure you that we had HEALTHY food. Good food doesn’t need to be all dull and bland. Marriott Hotel served us guilt-free and satisfying dishes.

While enjoying our healthy meals, celebrity chef and mom Len Santos-Ding had a demo of her guilt-free, easy-peasy one pan meals. The dishes were tagged as one-pan meals because you literally need just one pan to cook each and it only takes a few minutes to prepare each meal. This wondermom is great at what she does, and you can trust her taste in food. Chef Len advocates healthy eating. No matter how busy we are, we should skip the junk and eat healthy food, no matter how busy, no matter how tired.

And like the typical OC mom, she throws in her pan ONLY the healthy stuff. In her demos, she used Doña Elena pasta and olive oils, and Clara Olé dressings. Jeunesse Anion wouldn’t partner with them if they’re not the best so I did a little research about these brands too and they’re absolutely the healthy kind. Eversince I found these two, Doña Elena and Clara Olé have been staples in my grocery basket. When we have guests at home or when we’re too lazy to go out to get merienda, we have pasta and sauces ready. We don’t even put condiments anymore because Clara Ole sauces taste rich and yummy.

I had loads of fun at this event and I’m sure other moms had a blast too! It was a treat for hardworking moms who deserve a break.:) Off to the kitchen now to cook some healthy dishes! Thanks Jeunesse Anion for another great event!

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How far would you go to get that dream body?

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Or maybe I should ask myself the same question.

Halfway through my pregnancy, I had really bad dreams about gaining weight and a bulging tummy. I asked myself, “Am I a selfish mother for thinking about what I’ll look like after giving birth? Will I be able to get back to my old self fast, without killing myself at the gym or starving myself to death?”

Don’t get me wrong. I’m madly in love with my son and I held him tight in my arms when I first saw him. I patiently waited for him and happily anticipated his birth but I also know that while taking care of my beautiful boy, I should also take care of myself.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look good. It’s your body and you can do anything you want to do with it just as long as it’s a positive change.

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I searched and searched and discovered a new way of getting that well sculpted body: Vaser Hi-Definition Liposculpture.

Vaser Hi-Def Lipo is really popular among actors, models and others in the entertainment industry. It’s an advanced body contouring procedure that makes athletic, chiseled body possible after one operation. More than trimming away body fat, Vaser Hi-Def removes the deep and superficial fat to reveal the natural details of the muscles underneath. If you have been exercising, say hello to your abs after the operation.

Is it safe?

Yes, it is safe if you go to a certified dermsurgeon who has many years of experience with the Vaser instrument. I think people are quite conservative to admit they’ve had an operation so I’m not seeing reviews from here in the Philippines but I read testimonials on realself.com and the before and after images are just wow!

If you’re interested, you might want to check out Dr. Claudine Roura of Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute. She’s the first dermsurgeon in the Philippines to be trained and certified by Dr. Alfredo Hoyos, the same doctor who created the Vaser Hi-Def Lipo technology. Dr. Roura has handled more than a thousand cases with 100% success rate. I think she’s the top choice since she was trained in the US by Dr. Hoyos himself. Check out Dr. Roura’s website for more info on her treatments. www.rouradermsurgery.com

Will I go for it?

I’ll have to check how much the procedure is because it varies depending on the number of areas that will be done. Honestly, I’m scared of the word “lipo” because it could be fatal but go check the testimonials and before and after photos on Vaser Lipo at realself.com or Hoyos’ website and you’ll be convinced!

Will you consider having a Vaser Hi-Def Lipo to get that dream body?

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Nayangu: 100% Organic Personal Care Products

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New Discovery: Nayangu personal care products are certified 100% organic, Halal, fair trade, and cruelty-free.

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While Mother Nature has a cure for almost everything, we can’t just pick leaves from our garden and customize our own skincare. I came from a traditional family and grew up with a lola (grandma) at home so I know well what it’s like to use puree made from plants’ stems and leaves as medicine/personal care. Although these are said to be healing and therapeutic, it’s best to leave it to the experts.

After years of working with international organic skincare brands, I admit that I’m extra cautious of what I put on my skin. I try to go for all natural, if not organic, so I could live a healthier, longer life. Choosing organic is also one small step to creating a sustainable environment.

Not all brands go that far because using all organic ingredients can be limiting. Nayangu is a new all-Filipino 100% organic personal care brand and I was lucky to receive a travel kit that contains all-natural, ethically-sourced, chemical free products!

The range description says a lot of great things but I picked the ones that made me instantly love the products. My Nayangu travel kit:

  1. HANDSHAKE hand spray – good for sweaty hands, lemongrass scent. I love this and will definitely purchase! ❤︎
  2. MARCH foot spray – This keeps toes dry and odor-free and it promises to instantly remove the odor after spraying.
  3. SOOTHE deodorant – The calamansi essential oil helps naturally brighten the underarm area.
  4. BLOSSOM feminine spray – gentle spray for women’s intimate area with a zest of mint. I love this and will definitely purchase! ❤︎
  5. REFRESH masculine spray – I’ll pass this to my man! He’ll surely love the scent.
  6. BREATHE mouth spray – I tried this and I love that it’s not too strong or overwhelming.
  7. ZAP insect repellent – minus the chemicals. Perfect and safe for babies! I love this and will definitely purchase! ❤︎

My Muslim friends from Dubai and Indonesia will love these too because Nayangu products are certified Halal and yes, they have branches in these countries. Lainey Loves Life - Nayangu 5

By patronizing Nayangu, you’ll be helping provide sustainable livelihood for the traditional weavers in Banaue, a rural area located in Northern Philippines. They also have great compensation plan and rewards program for those who would like to sell their products. Learn more about Nayangu products at www.nayangu.com.

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Back to Basic: Phytomer

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Gorgeous, inside and out!

I’ve used plenty of skincare products and I learned that more than just cleansing my skin, I should go for products that do so much more. Is the brand that you use organic? Does it help sustain the environment? Does it produce professional grade, quality products and treatments while preserving our fragile resources? If your skincare does all these, then you’ve picked the right brand.

I’m happy I’ve found another brand that I can trust. For 3 generations, PHYTOMER has been creating in-house unprecedented marine active ingredients, and has been manufacturing high-quality products distributed throughout the world right from the heart of the marine world in Brittany, France. ❤︎

Thank God for good friends! I received a care package from Liane last week and boy, I’m still in awe with all the content of my beauty pack (check out my Post Pregnancy Skincare). Pimples sprouted out on my chin some time during week 20+ of my pregnancy. Now that bub’s out (I suppose the pregnancy hormones are out too), it’s just timely that I put more effort on giving my skin a fix.

I use them in this order:

(1) Phytomer Souffle Marin Cleansing Foaming Cream – I can tell the big difference after every wash! My skin feels so soft and smooth. This cleanser is specifically for tired, polluted, and dull skin and all I can say is although it feels velvety soft on my skin while cleansing, I feel squeaky clean right after.

(2) Phytomer Oligopur Shine Control Purifying Mask – Goodbye oily skin! I have always used the peel off type but this one does the job well, I immediately felt the effect!

(3) Phytomer Rosée Soin Radiance Replenishing Oil – Every drop of this oil is precious! This smells and feels so divine! It has rose oil that soothes the skin, and jojoba oil that maintains the skin’s suppleness and elasticity.

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…and then I apply:

(4) Pevonia Stem Cells Phyto Elite Intensive Cream
(5) Pevonia Power Repair Eye Contour

I just started my new skincare routine and I’m hoping to have clear skin before Christmas. If you want to know more about Phytomer and the effectiveness of the products, click on the links above.

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My Post Pregnancy Skincare

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I have been busy, crazy busy, these past few weeks. “Busy at work” doesn’t even compare to being “busy with baby.” With work, it takes great organizing skills and you’ll be pretty safe and on track but with baby, it’s as if your world will fall apart if you don’t try to be extend your patience – and that applies to both mom and dad.

Time flies by so fast! It’s been three weeks since I gave birth to this beautiful boy soundly sleeping beside me and I’m like a thief here stealing some time to write a blog entry. I think I’m starting to get the groove of being a full time mom-slash-nanny. 😄 I might even start taking digital marcomms job again – that is if I decode and master my boy’s sleeping pattern.

SO NOW THAT I HAVE A BIT OF EXTRA TIME, I DECIDED TO UP MY #SKINCARE GAME.

Some time during the 20+ week of my pregnancy, I started getting pimples on my chin. It would go away for a while but it kept coming back and God, I still have them now. And then last week, I received a care package from my friend and former boss Liane! I went crazy going over the items she sent me and I’ve started using them yesterday. I can’t wait to tell you about the wonderful effects of the products on my skin.

Here are the contents of the package. I’ll post about each of the products separately.

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Golden! Pevonia is a staple item on my skincare list. I’ve been using this brand for years now and I love how it changed my skin from dull to soft and smooth. I’m using this Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Intensive Cream for the first time.

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Phytomer is a French brand that uses marine elements in their skincare products. Back to Basic: (1) Cleanser (2) Mask (3) Replenishing Oil

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New ELES makeup to go inside my traincase. Woohoo! I’m a lucky girl!

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This is the solution to hard-to-remove makeup. Goodbye zits!

All products came from Australia. I’ll tell you more about each of these on my next entry. In the meantime, if you want to check out these great brands, visit Pevonia Australia, Phytomer Australia, and ELES Cosmetics.

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