September 25, 2022

Getting Back Into the Groove

 

Hey, long time no see. It's been 14 months since I've blogged, and I am so disappointed in myself, I mean honestly you guys. I definitely didn’t expect my blogging hiatus to last this long, it’s just that lots of things had happened in the last 14 months. I've been practicing my cooking and videography skills. I started a YouTube channel and a small plant business. We've moved to our newly built house and all that stuff you probably don't care about. It all happened in the 14 months that I'm gone, and I am happy to be back.

I’m a massive procrastinator and it actually requires a level of concentration. Actually, I’ve written this post many times, as I’ve planned to comeback many times throughout the ber-months of 2021, however it wasn’t possible. But now I’m sure that I’m ready to get back into the swing of things, armed with a whole slew of new ideas and interesting topics to write about.

Oh well, I don’t want to make a really long post as I’m not sure if you guys even remember me, or if someone is even going to read this post ‘coz I knew that a couple things happen when you go on a blogging hiatus. First, the stats take a hit – the longer you are away from your blog, the lower they dip. Second, you begin to lose momentum – the longer you are away from your blog, the harder it is to return. Makes sense, right? Blogging isn’t as popular as it used to be but I do enjoy the process of it and the work that goes into it. It gives me so much creative freedom I’d never have on social platform owned by someone else. I don’t really own my account on Instagram, on Pinterest, on Facebook or on my other social media accounts, but I do own ItsJulieAnn.com

And regardless of what life throws my way, or how many breaks I take, I always keep coming back to my first love -- blogging.

July 25, 2021

Get your Perfect Smile with White Republic

I’m really excited to tell you something I’ve been doing the past few months that has truly boosted my confidence and literally brought a brighter smile to my face!

I’m a big fan of smiling. I think that smiling can do wonders in so many situations and can go a long way in making you look more approachable, whether you’re trying to win over a friend or charm a business client. It helps you build better and stronger relationships with the people around you especially of you have a set of perfect white teeth just like celebrities.

Bright white teeth not only make you look beautiful but also boost your self-confidence. It is also a sign of health and beauty but for some people it’s a dream that stays illusive. Simultaneously, people who have stained, yellow teeth tend to avoid smiling or speaking in public, it can significantly impact their personal life, especially when embarrassed by the appearance of their teeth.

Everyone wants whiter teeth, right? Including me, of course. But, those years of wine and tea drinking take their toll on my teeth and before long my pearly whites are covered with yellow stains that I can't seem to quite get rid of no matter how much dental products I tried. Luckily, there is a simple and affordable solution for stained and yellowed teeth; the White Republic Smart Teeth Whitening System Kit.

   

The Complete Teeth Whitening Kit from White Republic is designed to give you results from the first application. 

The kit contains: 
  • 1x Activating Light
  • 3x Whitening Pens
  • 1x Desensitizing Gel
  • 1x Shade Guide
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x Pouch Bag

1x Shade Guide, 3x Whitening Pens, 1x Desensitizing Gel 

1x Activating Light

The White Republic Teeth Whitening kits are easy to use at home and you don't need to prepare or mix anything. You can start right away.  They're easy to use - simply apply some teeth whitening gel evenly on your teeth after brushing your teeth.  Connect the activating light tray to your smartphone or power bank then wear it and turn it on. It's recommended to use the whitening kit for 16 minutes or when the activating light mouth tray automatically turns off to achieve the best results.

The mouth trays are flexible to ensure a comfortable fit and maximum performance. The whitening pens contains Carbamide Peroxide which is a powerful whitening agent that penetrates tooth enamel to lift stains. It is a faster acting ingredient that is perfectly suited to at-home teeth whitening.

I am currently halfway through my treatment and I am so impressed as I haven’t felt any sensitivity on my teeth, which I do usually feel with other teeth whitening products. I am very excited to see my final results as half way through and I’ve already seen a difference! 

February 17, 2021

Fall In Love with Yourself




Falling in love is the most beautiful feeling in the world. We all receive and give love in so many different ways and to so many different people in our lives. And yes, falling in love with someone is a truly beautiful experience, but it’s also terrifying and generally a veritable rollercoaster of emotion that’s wonderful and hideous at turns. On the other hand, loving yourself totally can be the hardest. It’s more difficult but more rewarding, and also the most important thing you can accomplish in your life.


 

Before you can love another, you really do need to fall in love with yourself. When you do fall in love with yourself, several interesting things happen and you receive more love in return. When you exude confidence and happiness, you’ll attract others with the same zest for living. It is essential to your own happiness, to your success in relationships and to the way you interact with the world.

When you truly love yourself enough, other people’s opinions can’t get you down anymore because you’ve realized your own value. You gain a deep appreciation of your own worth and capabilities. You see that you’re awesome, and they’re the ones who are wrong if they disagree. You knew that you are here to understand yourself...not to be understood. 


When you truly love yourself enough you will never settle for less. You will not accept a type of love that is less than what you deserve. You’ll start feeling worthy, valuable and deserving of the best love and life has to offer. You are worthy of a beautiful life.

When you truly love yourself enough, you will believe that you’re beautiful the way you are. That you’re free from every illusion of insecurity. You will become so proud of your own skin because you believed that there are so much strength and beauty in your flaws and in your scars. That you are worthy of being spellbound by your own divinity. That you are deserving of remembering that you are a goddess in disguise. 



When you truly love yourself enough, nothing could, or ever will break your heart and in every inch of your existence. The eternal you are untouchable. Your pain does not make you less worthy. You’ll let your self-love become your salvation as you rise in the darkness. 

However, another person can never do all of these things for you. You have to do them for yourself. Remember, self-love is our natural state of being.
 

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October 25, 2020

Women Step Up to #TheNewBrave with Whisper

This pandemic has shaken our world to its core -- it is constantly challenging us in many ways, both as individuals and as a community. The overwhelming effects of this global crisis may seem insurmountable, yet a whisper of hope persists and continues to grow stronger, letting us know this crisis is not impossible to recover from. 


This pandemic has shown us a tremendous amount of hope in womankind. It’s no secret that through history, women have continued to inspire with a brand of bravery that’s empathetic, persistent, and unapologetically themselves. In this new normal, as we are all forced in a new environment we need to adapt to, we see a new brand of bravery from women also emerging. 

Embrace #TheNewBrave 
Whisper’s call to action during this new normal is #TheNewBrave campaign. In these changing times where bravery no longer means the same, Whisper celebrates the new bravery women have embraced in this pandemic by adapting to the situation. Developing a new hobby, learning new skills to complement their work life demands, learning how to relax and gain new self-care practices, and reawakening older interests are just some of the things women are doing to step into #TheNewBrave. 

#TheNewBrave is not about defeating struggle; #TheNewBrave encourages women to embrace their vulnerability because we know that discomfort is temporary and growth awaits us on the other side of our struggle. 

This campaign is about finding joy and victory in the small things, believing in our strength, and celebrating who we’ve become. #TheNewBrave is about thriving and growing through the pavement, learning how to bloom where we are planted. 

Today, we are brave; Tomorrow, we are braver -- and on days when it feels like we’re taking a step back, #TheNewBrave mindset reminds us that even though our growth isn’t linear and all our paths are unique, we are growing and getting stronger all the same. 

Be Brave When You Need It Most 
Whisper’s campaign aims to amplify #TheNewBrave at a time when people are most afraid of life’s uncertainties. WHISPER #THENEWBRAVE CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE Women understand physical and emotional pain because it comes to us every month in varying degrees which has developed a brand of bravery that’s rooted in empathy. Now, more than ever, the world needs this culture of empathy and acceptance so others can get involved in finding their new bravery as well. 


Whisper’s 3x better protection* holds space for our most vulnerable moments as women, allowing us to move freely during our periods. The Whisper Pink (Cottony Soft) variant comes with dermacare lotion which helps reduce skin allergy, moisturizes and reduces friction, and improves the skin barrier. Whisper helps enable women to still embrace #TheNewBrave and be the best that they can be even during even their most difficult cycles. 

Whisper’s support extends beyond its already impressive pads with 3x better protection. More than being the pad trusted by millions of women all over the world, Whisper uses its platform to celebrate all manifestations of our womanhood. 

For a glimpse at what #TheNewBrave means, watch Whisper’s new video below. Together, let’s celebrate our small victories, find joy and meaning in where we are today, because as women of Whisper, we can face it together and embody #TheNewBrave in this new normal. 


Share your inspiring #TheNewBrave stories with Whisper by using the hashtag #TheNewBrave on Facebook and Instagram and tagging Whisper’s social media accounts (Facebook: @WhisperPH, Instagram: @WhisperPhilippines) 

Whisper Cottony Soft and Super Clean & Dry is available in different packs in all leading supermarkets, grocery stores, drugstores, and department stores nationwide. *Whisper Super Clean & Dry vs Leading Low-Priced Brand, based on 3 rd party gush runoff test. 

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To know more about Whisper Philippines, you may visit their official brand social media accounts at: https://www.facebook.com/WhisperPhilippines/ and 
https://www.instagram.com/whisperphilippines/?hl=en

September 25, 2020

AVON'S FEMME-POWERMENT Fashion Show

Avon Intimate Apparel Believes You are Shaped For More


Avon Intimate Apparel believes that all Women are Shaped For More. Whether your breasts are perky, saggy, large or small - nothing is in your way towards archieving your purpose. All you need is the right support.

To celebrate women of all breast shapes and sizes Avon Intimate Apparel will be holding a FEMME-POWERMENT Fashion Show featuring real women with real bodies. the fashion show will also have Julie ann San Jose, one of the country's top female artists providing femme-powering tunes as the models walk the runway. Together let's femme-power Filipinas as they achieve greatness on September 26, 2PM on AVON PH's Facebook Page

Celebrate with us and #JoinTheBOOBment as we encourage many other Filipinas to be confident and proud of the breasts they are blessed with. As we face life's challenges, Avon Intimate Apparel will be there to give you the right support that you need.


September 13, 2020

The Frontliner Today: A Media Platform with a Purpose

Since the COVID-19 national lockdowns began, the term “frontliners” has emerged to capture the vast number of people who are still valiantly reporting to their job sites and risking their personal health to keep the economy in motion while the rest of us are safe in our own home. Yet the term itself is informal; the term has been used in many recent government announcements as officials introduce new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19

Most of us continue to rely on media stories and our experiences in daily life to identify frontliners such as military and health care providers. But there are millions of more workers on the frontlines like sanitation agents, news reporters, and food crews that are also working in stressful and frightening work environments that some of us may not see and failing to recognize. Despite the hardships and health risk, they earn significantly lower wages and few benefits while receiving less public recognition for their roles, despite their sacrifices.

I'm so grateful that despite the negative news thriving on social media, there's a platform like The Frontliner Today that exists to document and share narratives of resilience by Filipino people online. A platform that leverages the power of social media that not only sells services but inspires and supports people and communities through the power of story.

The Frontliner Today
The Frontliner Today, in partnership with Food for Frontliners Philippines, is an independent online media organization with the sole aim of documenting narratives of resilience. Their existence is to document these narratives were fueled by the challenges that we have been facing during these trying times. They envision itself as a leading online media organization with a purpose and to transform the entire nation of the Philippines by fostering human connections through their purposeful narrative works.


Frontliner Stories and Quarantine Reflections
The Frontliner Today, are currently looking for stories to be featured in their platform whether it's a quarantine reflection that the public can submit or an inspiring story of volunteer frontliners that they can feature on their upcoming postings. They are looking for the following people to feature until December 2020. Volunteer frontliners can share the risks and challenges they face, the concerns they have, and how they are coping so that each of us can do better to protect and extend support.

September 2020: Military people (military men manning checkpoints, other military men frontliners) 
October 2020: Psychiatrists/people working for mental health
November 2020: News reporters
December 2020: Food crew

 

My "quarantine reflection" story was featured on The Frontliner Today's site. Click this LINK if you're interested. As well as the "frontliner story" of Rene Anthony Ramirez, an Operating Room Nurse from Davao Doctors Hospital that you can read on this LINK.

Advertising Partners
Do you have a business that could benefit from advertising? Or possibly an online business that could increase sales through additional marketing? The Frontliner Today is looking for a collaboration with companies that wants to reach new and wider audiences for a minimal fee. You can contact them at: EMAIL: thefrontlinertoday@gmail.com 


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