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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Recommended Detox Weekend: The Farm at San Benito (Pics!)

Hi All,

Let me share with you some pictures from the best weekend I have ever spent in my life. Last weekend, me and my brother went to The Farm at San Benito located in Lipa City Batangas. The Farm is known for its all vegan food menu and their 49 acres of abundant coconut land transformed into a wellness and spa resort. I had been to The Farm years ago for a day trip with my parents and remembered enjoying their Pure Vegan buffet, but I never really went around the place and experienced it till now.

Since I realized that this weekend was the closest I'd get to a holiday this summer, I decided to make the most out of it. And the most it definitely was. The Farm turned out to be the perfect place for me since it is very conducive to my new lifestyle choice (healthy healthy-han haha). 

The Weekend was composed of Yoga, Self meditation, Swimming, SPA treatments and Exercise. That, and the fact that everything you're eating is healthy, pure vegan and it was absolutely delicious! Mostly all of the ingredients found in their recipes are grown in the Premises too, organic and full of good things for the body. 

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We stayed at the Sulu 10 cottage, it was stunning :)

My most favorite place in The Farm would be the SPA, I would hang out here just look out to the view, do some laps in the pool and just sit, bask in the calmness.

I even managed to do some Yoga on the Edge  and around The Farm

And of course, some of the food that we ate (Yes all is PURE VEGAN, not even Dairy!)

Beautiful mornings :)

And they have a bunch of peacocks roaming the vicinity, beautiful!

Me and my Bro swimming

 On the last day, I found this hidden meditation spot and fell absolutely in Love!

And of course, the Beauty Junkie that I am, I didn't leave without some all natural Skincare products from The Farm, Yummehhh!! :)

Overall, I would give my The Farm at San Benito experience 100 THUMBS UP!! It was the best weekend ever, I know i have kept saying that over and over during and after my stay but it really was. The Farm is definitely my kind of place, something I would choose over and Beach trip. Me and my brother were so elated with our trip that we are planning on our next one already! :)

I do recommend a Detox weekend like this once in a while in a place like The Farm,  for a healthier mind, body and soul. :)


Toodles! :)

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

MAC LE lipstick in Runway Red

Hi Girls,

I've had this lipstick for about 2 months now neatly stored in my kit. I have used it a couple of times for my clients and as the name states, I actually first tried it out during a fashion show. MAC's Limited Edition lipstick in Runway Red was part of the Shop Mac collection which was released a couple of months ago. I wasn't supposed to add this to my list but since I don't own MAC's coveted Russian Red, I decided to get Runway Red. And I have no idea why I tried this on myself only now.

MAC Lipstick in Runway Red


Runway Red, compared to all other red lipsticks comes in a deeper a little darker shade. I kind of prefer this since, I find that this kind of red suits me better compared to others. This deeper type of red looks more classic in my opinion and is the type that will amp up any kind of look. :)

Runway Red on my Lips

The satin finish of Runway Red gives your lips just the right moisture but it also isn't too shiny/glossy looking. I really prefer matte lipsticks because I like their staying power, but this isn't too bad at all. :)

Overall, again I really don't know why I only waited now to try this lipstick, it looks like I have a new go-to favorite red lipsticks. I do hope though that this becomes a permanent product soon! :)

Lastly, here's me bare faced, no makeup whatsoever with just Runway Red on. Please don't mind the puffy eye bags haha. :)

Toodles! :)

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Weeknight dinner FOTD + OOTD

Hi Girls,

Today is labor day holiday here in Manila on a hot Tuesday, and my post for today will be my look on a weeknight casual dinner with friends. This was from last night, a farewell dinner for a friend who will be leaving to live in Canada for good. These kind of dinners are always bittersweet, nights shared with so much laughter and stories. :) It was great seeing these girls, it's always a good idea to end the first day of the week over great food and friends! A blessed Bon Voyage to our friend Mia. :)

MAC NW25 Concealer for under eyes
MAC Setting Powder
MAC NC40 Studio Fix Powder
Graftobian Powder Foundation in Cleopatra for Contour
Kryolan Blush Palette for cheeks 

Maybeline quad (champagne, bronze and dark brown) for lightly bronzed lids
Maybeline Falsies mascara 

MUFE Brow corrector in 0
MAC Girlboy

MAC Kinda Sexy

White top from Forever 21
Printed cullottes shorts from Jellybean
Red belt from a friend bought in Bangkok 
Platform platform wedges from Primadonna

Bag + Accessories
Yellow Epi Speedy 25 bag from Louis Vuitton
Green leather braided bracelet from Alati
Mix of 4 thin bangles from H&M/Oxygen
Technomarine watch

Here's a fun collage pic with my friends from last night! :)

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Have a great week ahead! :)

Toodles! :)

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