Luxury Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Christmas is just around the corner! With only 14 days to go, I have almost ticked off everything in my annual Christmas gift list. I make list early in the year and I have a “basic” gift for everyone and just add things I know the person would appreciate until gift giving time. BUT.. If you have not yet completed your holiday gift shopping yet, I have an idea and it’s a luxurious one! Continue reading “Luxury Holiday Gift Guide 2016”

DIY Make-up Brush Cleaner


Today is another long weekend (or the end of another long weekend) in the Philippines as we celebrate Heroes’ Day. Be your own hero by taking the time to clean your make-up brushes, using materials easily available at home, and your skin will thank you for it. Continue reading “DIY Make-up Brush Cleaner”

Inexpensive Facial at Home


Fridays are most people’s “last day of the week,” and by this time, stress from work and life start in show in our physical appearance. By Friday, I am often sluggish and wanting to gulp down more than my requisite cup of coffee, my hair dry and itchy, and my face oily and blotchy, add to that break-outs when it’s near “my time of the month.” Aside from the physical appearance, my mind usually wanders far on Fridays. Oftentimes, my mind wanders to my bed or a beach in our province. Work and our everyday activities take a toll and they often appear in our face. In order to de-stress myself, I find time every Friday night to perform a “facial” ritual that won’t hurt the pocket. Continue reading “Inexpensive Facial at Home”

DIY Coffee Scrub



I’m a coffee drinker. I brew coffee almost everyday and I have been thinking of ways how to recycle the coffee grounds because I thought it’s a waste to just throw them immediately after use. When I saw Michille Phan’s video (I’m a fan), I had to try. While I don’t believe the coffee/olive oil mixture will reduce my cellulites, I was just glad to know one way to recycle coffee.


These are just the two things you need: used coffee grounds and olive oil. Mix the two and it’s ready. While on the shower or bath, scrub the mixture to your body. You’ll find it sticky and, well, oily. After scrubbing, you rinse. I found myself using the soap to get rid of the brown residue of the coffee. Don’t be shocked to find the rinsed water dirty. After rinsing and drying yourself, you’ll feel like you’ve just had new skin.

Happy weekend once again! And, find time to treat yourself, you deserve it!