Thursday, May 30, 2013





Like this post if you love your mom!

Hello Sunshine! This May was a whirlwind of an assortment of motherly love. To begin my list, I felt a deeper affection towards my mom—who for so many years, literally as long as I can remember, took care of me and loved me. This month also granted me moments of tenderness when I felt my first-hand feeling of motherly loss when my beloved puppies passed away. But more on the good side, the turn of events this month made me realize how important and how much of a responsibility being a mom meant for both mothers and moms-to-be.

Today, I am happy to share with you a delightful new way you can show your mom that you love them—not just once a year on Mother’s Day, but all year round: the Mother-to-Be Spa package* from my trusted Health and Wellness Spa, The Spa.




Just to clarify, the Mother-to-be package is not just for expectant mothers—though it is most ideal for them! The Mother-to-be spa package is ideal also as a treat, birthday indulgence or a just because pampering indulgence for our beloved women. To help you decide, I got to try the Mother-to-be package from The Spa Rockwell branch, and here are the three notable things about the treatment that got me feeling WOW and ahhh like a queen.

No.1 
The Mother-to-be package begins with relaxation at its finest. I was fortunate enough to have The Spa Rockwell branch’ Premiere Suite during my treatment and in all honesty, I was having the worst day when I went to The Spa for my schedule so my heart skipped a beat or two when the beautiful, clean, wide, and dimly lit Premiere Suite welcomed my busy heart and soul. The rooms at The Spa are truly meccas of relaxation. To take advantage of it, I allowed myself to peruse their superb amenities: warm shower and Jacuzzi, specifically.

Boy does The Spa house the best showers in the land. And I soaked myself in the perfectly bubbly warm bath in the Jacuzzi—to my heart’s delight! The dimly lit room and the peaceful acoustics of the Premiere Suite was enough to melt my problems away! I just got more and more excited for my treatment.

Mother-to-Be Spa Treatment at The Spa Wellness + giveaway

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Like this post if you are a city girl!

Nobody wants to hide under a fake layer of self. The best means of living is through a natural and amiable way, one that lets your inner light shine through. With that in mind, it's such an exciting news to share that ZA cosmetics is all about accentuating than distorting your "realness". With 50 years of study focusing on Asian skin, there's peace of mind in using ZA's makeup line.


At the helm is their foundation pieces. The Perfect Fit Two-Way foundation is a city girl's best friend, indeed. It offers long-wearing coverage; while also preventing excess shine. You want the city lights to flicker from afar, not on your face! So having a trusted two-way cake, that also boasts of a weightless finish and effortless poreless look, is a must for the Metropolitan beauty.

Continue after the jump to see more shades!

Is your powder a Perfect Fit?

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013






TurnbackTuesday is a section of LovingSunshine.com dedicated to personal thoughts and other stories of inspiration, love and life that I share with you every week. TurnbackTuesday is scheduled on Tuesdays, 11:30AM PH time. 

Hello Sunshine! Last week I saw this amazing new trailer for an upcoming 3D movie that just made me feel light and well so swiftly! It's Turbo! And boy, never have I ever imagined the day when I'd be happy to LIKE a snail! :) If you like cars, you'd love this. Turbo should be zooming into our hearts this July!



Doesn't hurt that it has a star-studded voice cast! Starring Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dog and Samuel L. Jackson.

TURNBACKTUESDAY#33 Turbo Week + NEW HAIRCOLOR! + Beauty Haul + Touching video of motherly love to cap of May!

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Saturday, May 25, 2013





Like this post if you like the color pink!

Whenever I'm feeling sad and dreary, nothing picks me up as easily as a pink lippie. Well, the rhyming was unintentional, but just so you know, a pink shade for the face is almost always sweet and fool-proof. Sure, some ladies with darker skin tones may find it a bit more challenging to find the right pink; but once you do, there's no getting away its charm. Here I am, totally needing some good night ZZZs, but still looking fresh and bubbly (I'd love to think), with a kiss of Shiseido RS 320 on my lips.

But for days you don't want to wear a lipstick, rather want glossy and plump lips to smile with, I'm blush-happy to share that well-loved makeup brand ZA, is back in town! Oh yes, ZA cosmetics is back in the Philippines, and it's sporting a new sophisticated and modern look--a shocking pink perfect for the confident Metropolitan woman.

Pink Slips

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Like this post if you love your good night's sleep!

Hello Sunshine! What is your daily skincare regimen like? Does it only happen during the day? Because if you should ask me, I would jump into recommending that you care for your skin extensively at night too! Night care regimens for nourishing and allowing the skin to recover from the day’s hussle is a must for all ages because our body recovers from most if not all of its daily grind when we hit the snooze button.
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Remember how I talked about using a day cream on this post? Today, let me take you down the road of daily night cream use.

The Magic of Night Cream

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Friday, May 24, 2013





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Hello Sunshine! Going to the beach is made more exciting with Crocs’ newest collection! Recently launched Crocs designs are inspired by the beach—and joyous frolicking under the sun. Of course, being your certified summer lover, I was head over ‘comfy’ heels over the new collection. So today, I want to share with you my personal favorites from Crocs!




As always, Crocs gives its loving followers a great time while promoting fashionable and comfortable beach footwear! Head on over to Crocs Facebook fan page and have a blast playing their newest Facebook App, the Run Sailor Run game. Exciting prizes are up for grabs so go RUN! 

I just love how engaging Crocs has always been. Fun and games mixed with our universal love for comfortable footwear is definitely a recipe to happiness!

What do you think of my Crocs favorites?

But wait, there's more!


It’s going to be wild. It’s going to get crazy. It’s going to be huge. More and more Crocs fans are jumping for joy, as the much-awaited, and the biggest shoe sale event in one venue is back.

Now on its 5th year, the Crocs Megasale 2013 is happening once again at the grounds of NBC Tent in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, with a mind-blowing price slash of up to 90%. Get your hoarding game face on, rain or shine, on May 31 to June 2, from 10am to 8pm. Free entrance for all Citibank cardholders, while there’s a P50 entrance fee for all non-Citi shoppers. Cash and all major credit cards will be accepted.

For further real-time updates on the biggest sale of the year, follow @CrocsPH on Twitter!www.twitter.com/crocsph


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Crocs Run Sailor Run!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013





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Hello Sunshine! Would you agree with me that beauty is in the eye of the beholder? But wouldn’t it be sweet to also think that beauty is also seen in our eyes—and not just through it? Did you know that in your face, the most sensitive of skin is found around your eyes and your lips? Yes. That is why with a little bit of change in temperature, our lips can chap and crack. Just the same, this is also why our eyes can develop dark circles with just a change of sleeping habits and even, dehydration.



For today, I want to focus on the eyes—because like many of you, I love beautiful eyes. Honesty, sincerity and tenderness are among the few things that we can see through beautiful eyes. The eyes, are in fact, the lenses of our soul. It is through which we experience most of the world—and also, through which we first let the world experience the most of us. But how do you really achieve beautiful eyes? And how do you keep them? Read more for my three ways.

So you want beautiful eyes...

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Like this post if you love watching toons!

Hello Sunshine! Today, I want you to escape to this jolly trailer for Rio 2!! I first saw this at the premier of Epic, and oh dear, I love it! Happy animals dancing and being fun and cheerful--that's MY KIND of mother nature. :)


From the creators of Ice age, is yet another 3D movie that will make watching movies a trip back in time--to your childhood when everything is innocent, fun and a whole world of alive. Experience it in 3D, soon in cinemas nationwide.

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Do the Happy Dance in Rio 2

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Sunday, May 19, 2013





Like this post if you love watching movies!

Hello Sunshine! I'm very happy to report that I've been doing some catching up on my must-see movies list. When the schedule's a bit packed, I regret to admit that I sacrifice the fun ideas the most. If I were a Sim, no one would be surprised if my Fun meter would be red! As much as I'm always carrying laughter in my pockets, it doesn't necessarily mean I'm enjoying all the fun that I want to enjoy--life happens, I always comfort myself.

Movie's on us, Ayos diba?

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Saturday, May 18, 2013





Like this post if you care for your skin every day.

Hello Sunshine! Waking up to a new day is exciting. It means a refresh, for new beginnings and better endings. But in the language of beauty, it also means a new day for protection, nourishment and tender loving care. Today, I would like to share with you my two cents on using a day cream.

Before anything else, let me ask, do you use a day cream? Because I must admit my fatal mistake, I didn’t use a day cream as early as I should have. When I was younger, I use skin lightening creams only, but not a proper moisturizer. My main skin concern was to have fairer-looking skin, and I couldn’t care less about my skin’s health, elasticity, the works. But that was when I didn’t know any better.
Cream for your skin???
Now that I eat, drink, live beauty, I can only attest to the wonders a proper skincare can offer. And it all begins with a day cream—that skin care wonder that begins your ay with the right steps: skin protection from the sun (not all day creams has SPF, but it helps to find one that does), nourishment and replenishment of skin’s moisture after a wash (if you use a harsh soap, or even, if you wash your face ever so often, you risk losing too much skin moisture so you have to always work on maintaining that moisture because that equates to your skin’s health and radiant glow).

A day cream a day, keeps the wrinkle away.

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Friday, May 17, 2013




Like this post if you want to watch Epic!

Hello Sunshine! What epic experience have you had lately? As for me, I had an epic massage treatment last Monday which til now, I can't get over of. It was truly relaxing and epic--it's a whole world of calm on its own!

Which brings me to more excitement of epic proportions because on top of beginning the week with an epic pampering experience, I will also cap it off with an epic movie premiere. What movie? Well, it should be obvious by now.


So excited because of Epic's voice cast. My goodness, I love them all! I can't imagine how fun it would be to watch such a cute and epic cartoon in 3D--especially after such a stressful and long work week! How about you, what movie are you seeing this weekend? If you don't have plans yet, watch the Epic trailer and see how quickly you'd be convinced to bring your family, friends, even loved one, to this amazingly epic visual treat.


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Experience an Epic visual treat

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Thursday, May 16, 2013





Like this post if you love makeup brushes!

Hello Sunshine! Today I want to share a very simple tip on how to store or display your beloved makeup brushes. With this idea, you can prettify your vanity with a pop of color, and some homey sophistication--and some lovely fragrance to boot!

Things you need:
1. old vase (make sure it has a wide mouth)
2. potpourri (choose those that come in fun colors; scented is recommended!)

Simply fill your vase with potpourri but leave at least 1/3 of the vase empty. And it's just that! Simply prop up your brushes and voila, it's a lovely display of tools!

To read more about my makeup organization, view this post!

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DIY Brush Holder + Fragrant Display

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013





Like this post if you want poreless-looking skin.

Hello Sunshine! Poreless skin is a dream for women. The smaller your pores appear, the smoother your skin looks like. On top of that, smaller pores means lesser chances of accumulating dirt that leads to whiteheads and blackheads, and sometimes even pimples and acne. So how does one achieve it?

One simple way to do it is to use a skin toner. A skin toner is something that most people overlook or understate because it seems like a futile effort. What does a light liquid contribute to skin perfection? What can a cotton ball do that a wash or a scrub can’t? Well, ladies, it’s time for you to open up your eyes and realize the importance of a skin toner—and just how much it can make life easier for you to achieve smooth and perfected skin.

A skin toner is ideal for people who have oily skin. When your pores are active in producing sebum, a common characteristic is for you to also be suffering from larger more visible pores. When your pores are visible, it makes your skin more susceptible to skin blemishes; likewise, it makes your skin appear to have a rough texture. No one wants that. To prevent, control and eventually, improve your skin’s condition, simply using a gentle toner to calm your pores can do the trick. The effect will not be instantaneous, but the gradual improvement of your skin’s texture and pore’s visibility, and even activity, will be more lasting thus life-changing.

A skin toner is also ideal to improve your facial cleansing method. Sometimes, when we wash our face, we’re unable to rinse as properly as we should. Residual soap may cause irritation, and continuing with such a habit may cause skin irritation. When you use a skin toner, you easily do away with all that worry, while also giving your skin that real chance to breathe.

So yes, don’t look down on that cotton ball. After washing your face, start the habit of using a skin toner and feel how your skin starts from being dull to glowing.

More skincare and beauty tips to be shared on May Wednesdays and Saturdays! A new product will be nesting close to heart very very soon! Trace the steps towards beautiful skin with me as we journey towards learning more about beauty and life this summer. For more beauty secrets, hints and updates, stay in touch with my beauty partners social webpages.

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