Five months from now, I’m officially celebrating my fly-nniversary of three years. There’s so much to write about my trapeze life (admittedly my addiction) but I’ll start with the basics. Today’s topic: How (over the course of years) I took care and still take care of my hands. When I started flying, I knew that my hands will eventually build up calluses and rip thereafter. I’ve accepted that fact. I was a … Continue reading Caring for your trapeze hands
For months now, I’ve been looking for a good and affordable Vegan leather reversible tote – one that I can use (formally) at work and (casually) when I go out. There are a lot of these bags online, to my dismay though, are not available in Manila. A week ago, a friend of mine offered to sell me a Coach bag and like any normal woman … Continue reading Stylebox MNL: Reversible Tote Bag
I decided to switch to this product right after my first Vegan and Non-GMO ones (JĀSÖN® Volumizing Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner) because that didn’t work for me as I’d expected. It made my hair so dry and limp that I decided to switch to a different brand. I also noticed that JĀSÖN® products are too harsh for my skin. Although my skin isn’t as sensitive as my … Continue reading Nature’s Gate: Enriching Biotin + Bamboo Shampoo and Conditioner
I’ve been pretty quiet these few weeks as I’ve been ramping up basic materials to get me going with my homemade ideas. It doesn’t seem like it but I love making diy products : they’re inexpensive, natural and the best thing of all – they’re cruelty free! I started a few weeks ago making aromatherapy oil mixes and ointments and decided maybe it’s time to take it a … Continue reading DIY : 100% Natural Gel Eyeliner (Waterproof)
Transitioning from M.A.C. to cruelty-free products was a big step for me but I was eager and desperate to find the right mix that will provide me the coverage I needed – a big risk for someone who’s been loyal to a product for years. I was so excited when I read about this product so I quickly searched for it (calling Healthy Options stores) and luckily … Continue reading Gabriel Cosmetics : Moisturizing Liquid Foundation
Last night, my husband and I did our weekly scheduled grocery. As we were picking out vegetables for our dinner tonight, I turned and spotted the beautiful zucchini corner. Zucchinis are almost always mistaken as cucumber (here in my country), funny but true. Oh, I love these greens – not only are they good sources of magnesium (good for muscle and nerve function), but like Quinoa, they are packed with … Continue reading Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad
Quinoa has been a main ingredient in all my meals (well, besides greens). If I feel like consuming brown rice (which is every main meal), I mix this in. Otherwise, It’s my quinoa with my salad, breakfast, dinner, snack – name it, I’ve tried it! Besides quinoa’s unending list of health benefits, I love preparing it because it cooks quick. As time is very important to me, I make … Continue reading Quick Wholesome Quinoa Salad
I’m a big fan of salads – and that’s any type of salad. Every time I eat out, whether with my husband, family or friends (yeah, ask any of them), I make sure that I always order a bowl. Obviously (and if you know me personally), salads are my staple meals and I’m always on the hunt for the best ones. However, there are times I really … Continue reading Spicy Spinach Pasta Salad
After having a gallbladder removed, a person’s digestion changes, and that is a fact. I had to go through a lot of adjustments even if I have already started living healthier a year before the operation. Given a few dietary advice by my surgeon, he still recommended that I research more on it. So being the bookworm that I am, I did my homework! I … Continue reading Gallbladder, gone! Now what?
A typical and funny conversation: Person : Have you always lived a healthy life? Me: Nope! Person: Then what made you decide to lead one? Me: I had my gallbladder removed (via laparoscopic cholecystectomy) because I had gallbladder stones. Person: Oh, did you have a hard time peeing then? Me: Gallbladder stones, not Kidney ones. Person: Oh, right. Wait, what’s the gallbladder for again? And … Continue reading Goodbye, gallbladder! Hello, a newer me.