March 21, 2020

Find New Fashion Trends at Lover-Beauty

I know I’m supposed to be all about summer right now, with fabulous summer dresses and swimsuit sale happening, but I’m just not ready to give up my love for all these long sleeve tops yet! How can you resist all these beauties? Especially these two beautiful vintage-inspired top with dreamy see-through sleeves and delicate detailing. The yellow gree long sleeve jacket looks really perfect for any occasion and I will definitely be able to wear this while pairing it with denim pants. I spotted them all at cheap online clothing stores.


 


Anywho, if you consider shapewear to tone your muscles down, firms it up, shave off your tummy and make panty lines disappear for a smooth finish... well, you're not alone. The market is flooded these days with a number of admittedly confusing undergarments, each serving a different purpose. As much as you wanted to have them all but the prices are quite expensive. Good thing I have discovered lover-beauty, a webstore where they can offer you shapewear that is a perfect fit for your body shape, with different styles and purposes.




Finding the best shapewear is no longer a problem with the lover-beauty webstore. You can easily find a great variety of best affordable shapewear which are made of top quality materials and unique style. Below are some of my favorite, I'm sure it will give me a smooth perfect-finish to my new purchased figure-hugging dress. 



March 2, 2020

REVIEW | Get Radiant with Revlite SI

A beautifully healthy and glowing complexion is coveted and admired by many. Although there are so many beauty products out there that were created to give the effect of a flawless complexion and promise so many things, it can be seriously overwhelming, none could quite compare to having the real thing.

Luckily, we live in the age of technology and innovation, where there is no problem that cannot be remedied. And I'm so lucky to have been chosen to try the gold standard laser machines with a revolutionary technology -- the “RevLite SI” and I’m very thankful to Spectrumed who made it all possible.

My first visit at Spectrumed to try Revlite SI

The sound of a laser being used on the skin can sound quite scary to some, or you might think it sounds like something for your grandmother. But the truth is, RevLite SI is a versatile machine that uses the latest and most advanced laser technology to provide safe, fast, and effective treatments, and the earlier you start taking care of your skin, the better! Always remember, early prevention is better than cure.

RevLite SI is the gold standard of laser machines and can be used to treat various skin concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, acne scars, and tattoo removal. Treatments that use the machine are perfect for men and women looking for fast, safe, and effective treatments. There are no downtimes, prolonged recovery periods. which is great if you are a busy person. It’s no wonder celebs, socialites and beauty enthusiasts love it.

Here are more benefits of the treatment
• Fades wrinkles and fine lines
• Skin Rejuvenation
• Clear and even skin tone
• Acne Scar Removal
• Full-spectrum tattoo color removal
• Hyperpigmentation
• Underarm Lightening
• Plumper and more elastic skin

Personal Experience
Upon entering Spectrumed’s office, I was greeted and led to the laser treatment room. Knowing that this would be my first-time laser treatment, the laser technician very carefully explained and described the different sensations, sounds and smells that could be experienced during this treatment. She then carefully inspected my face and placed a laser protection eyewear over my eyes… and then the treatment began.

My first session for underarm treatment


My second session for facial treatment 

I felt a warm, tingling sensation from the laser on my skin, but it was very tolerable. I also smelled this burning scent during treatment that I really thought was my skin but actually, it was just the fine facial hairs that encountered and targets by the laser. On the other hand, Revlite SI laser is mainly used for skin rejuvenation and reduction of fine hair. The treatment was very quick. For my whole face, it lasted for only 15 minutes or less and another 8-10 minutes for my underarms. The whole thing only takes about 25 minutes and then I can be on my way because there is no downtime whatsoever. This type of laser technology does not cause damage to surrounding skin tissues, which means that there is no downtime or side effects.


BEFORE AND AFTER

There may not be a day-to-night difference after only one treatment, but effects can be seen immediately and I’m so amazed. What the Revlite SI treatment does is it shrinks the pores in my skin. It evens out my skin tone, brightens and gave me glowing skin, and also gets rid of fine lines... I'm so amazed. This laser treatment is comparably safer and more effective than the application of topical products because it addresses the root of skin darkening, which is excess pigment cells.


The result of my 2nd session for my facial treatment (no makeup)

The texture of my skin was noticeably smoother, and the enlarged pores were noticeably reduced after my second session. That was my most favorite thing RevLite SI Laser has done to my face and of course, my underarms.

Difference between Revlite and Revlite SI
The Revlite treatment is a skin lightening treatment that delivers quick, safe, and effective skin smoothing and lightening.

RevLite SI can treat skin indications such as wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, acne scars, and tattoo removal. Designed with advanced features, the machine is a complete workstation for various skin indications. With Smart Infinite handpiece, treatments can be done twice as fast and are more effective as well.

To see is to believe. It's time to see the results of Revlite SI laser treatment for yourself. But before booking your appointment, make sure to verify that the clinic is a Certified RevLite SI Clinic. A certified clinic has a Revlite plaque of authenticity clearly displayed for the customers to see.

Importance of going only to Certified Revlite Clinics
• To ensure that you are getting the real treatment
• To ensure that the machine that you are being treated with is properly maintained and calibrated by expert engineers using the manufacturer’s tools and equipment.
• To ensure your safety during the treatment
• You always get the best results when you use real Revlite

Choose from Certified Revlite Clinics with authentic Revlite and Revlite SI -- > HERE <--


To get more details and info regarding Revlite SI check their website and social media accounts.

Website: www.spectrumed.com.ph 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RevLitePH
Instagram: www.instagram.com/spectrumedinc

      

November 9, 2019

RECIPE | Simple & Healthy Grilled Recipes to Try

Hey everyone, I’m excited to share a new series coming to my life 'coz I am now exploring the world of vlogging and my adventure began today. With the thought of vlogging floating around in my mind for some time now, I suddenly realized I had now the perfect opportunity to try my hand at video.

I grew up pescetarian so, in my channel, I wanted to share my favorite healthy-ish recipes with you guys. It's a pretty simple way of healthy eating, so you can expect plenty of whole-grain breakfasts, colorful dinners with lots of veggies, fruits and seafood. Hoping this will help to inspire you to plan for some healthy eating.

Please check out my first video experiment and don't forget to subscribe HERE!



1st Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Kebab


2nd Recipe: Grilled Tuna Veggie Tortillas









October 16, 2019

Don't Pay Cash, PayMaya!

PayMaya accelerates digital payments adoption in the Philippines with launch of new brand campaign


  • "Don't Pay Cash. PayMaya!" promotes better than cash benefits with new features and rewards
  • Enjoy the best of everyday transactions with the convenience of PayMaya
  • Massive brand campaign supports the government's Financial Inclusion Goals

[26 SEPTEMBER 2019] Filipinos now have more reasons to go cashless as PayMaya launches its "Don't Pay Cash, PayMaya!" brand campaign promoting a more convenient and rewarding payment experience for all Filipinos nationwide.


PayMaya ramps up its efforts to increase cashless transactions in the country with the launch of its “Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!” Campaign, along with a fresh new look, exciting app upgrades and more rewarding promos. In this photo are executives from PayMaya Philippines (from left to right): Raymund Villanueva, Head of Growth and Brand Marketing; Mitch Padua, Chief Product Officer; Kenneth Palacios, Head of Wallets Business; Paolo Azzola, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director; Orlando B. Vea, Founder and CEO; Shailesh Baidwan, President; Miguel Fernandez, Group Chief Finance Officer; Mar Lazaro, Head of Enterprise Business; and Heidi Garayblas, Head of Brand and Marketing Services. 

Through the upbeat consumer campaign, the digital financial services leader unveils an enhanced PayMaya mobile app, exciting new features, and more compelling merchant partner promos, as well as the best cashback promos and discounts for an overall more rewarding experience for all users.

PayMaya's new brand campaign features a catchy jingle with lyrics promoting the best perks of going cashless, set against the tune of the song "Ligaya" popularized by the iconic OPM band Eraserheads. Through the campaign, PayMaya encourages all Filipinos to get more joy and value out of daily transactions by opting to use PayMaya instead of cash for all their payment needs.


CUTENESS OVERLOAD: Attendees of the “Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!” Launch were entertained by PayMaya’s official mascots, Maya, who danced to PayMaya’s newly launched jingle to the tune of the iconic Eraserheads anthem "Ligaya." 

"PayMaya is undoubtedly the best way to pay in the Philippines today. Our formula is simple – make digital payments accessible, more convenient, more secure, more rewarding, and more fun. With a newer and smoother app experience, the biggest discounts and cashback promos, and an ever-growing network of merchant and add money partners, it's now better to 'PayMaya' instead of paying with cash," said Paolo Azzola, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of PayMaya.


Better than cash rewards
PayMaya is taking the lead in unlocking the multiple rewards and benefits of going cashless. With the pre-holiday and e-Commerce sales just around the corner, using a PayMaya account for everyday transactions is the best way to get the best discounts and cashback for all your purchases.


Cashless convenience, just a click away: Attendees of the event experienced firsthand the cashless convenience featured in the “Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!” campaign launch with seamless payments via PayMaya QR available at the Eattogether Food Hall in Capitol Commons. 

Just for September alone, PayMaya users can get as much as P5,000 in cashback from the various promos rolled out by the brand. All one has to do is use the PayMaya app for prepaid load and gaming pins, bills payments, sending money, PayMaya QR transactions with partner merchants, and online shopping.

Even getting a PayMaya account gets more rewarding as PayMaya is giving as much as P200 just by registering with a referral code and upgrading their account.

"We're just getting started and this will get more exciting as we gear up towards the holiday shopping season. Our goal is to make every Filipinos embrace digital payments by multiplying the benefits of going cashless," said Azzola.


Better than cash experience
To usher in a next-level experience, PayMaya has updated the mobile app to make it easier and safer to use.

The most popular services such as Sending Money, Buying Load, or Sharing Treats are now easily accessible with just one tap at the home screen of the app. Under the PayMaya Shop, one can also find more variants for digital goods such as telco load, gaming PINs, and treats vouchers - with the best discounts through promos.

Funding one’s PayMaya account is also easier–users can add money from your bank account through InstaPay or by linking their credit* or debit card.

PayMaya places high importance in security. All PayMaya users are encouraged to upgrade their accounts not only for higher transaction limits but also for safer transactions. To facilitate this, PayMaya has introduced a simpler and faster Upgrade process featuring selfie and AI technology. PayMaya also recently unveiled a sexier and safer black card design with the card number and other sensitive information at the back, instead of being displayed at the front.


Better than cash: Influencer Ashley Chan shows off her PayMaya card which sports a new, sleek design, as well as an added layer of security for instagram-savvy Pinoys. With her PayMaya in hand, she can easily hop on the cashless lifestyle and unlock awesome rewards! 

The new app design, initially available to Android users and also soon for iOS devices, prominently features the latest promos and perks that account holders can take advantage of, so that they can easily discover ways to make the most of their money with PayMaya. "Expect more features and services to roll out in the coming months. Our goal is to make the payments experience of every Filipino hassle-free and more secure," explained Azzola.


Don't pay cash. PayMaya! 
With all these brand-new features and exciting new promos for users, PayMaya's "Don't Pay Cash. PayMaya!" campaign targets to accelerate digital payments adoption in the Philippines. This is in support of the National Financial Inclusion goals of the country and the aim to increase digital transactions in the country to 20% by 2020 under the National Retail Payment System (NRPS).

PayMaya is the only financial technology company in the Philippines offering integrated consumer and merchant payment solutions with the widest on-ground branch network. It is the first to give millions of Filipinos an e-wallet that allows them to pay cashless transactions at any time of the day, anywhere in the world, and from any device. It is the financial technology arm of Voyager Innovations, the leading technology company in the country backed by PLDT, KKR, Tencent, World Bank’s IFC and the IFC Emerging Asia Fund.

Its “universal payments platform” enables the country’s top eCommerce sites, major retail and quick-service restaurants and government institutions, as well as MSMEs to accept multiple kinds of cashless payments.

To know more about how you can maximize your PayMaya account, visit paymaya.com/deals or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. [END]

September 1, 2019

Why I Started Blogging & How It Changed My life



Since I have gotten a lot of questions about why I started a blog, here goes!
Let’s start where every good story begins…

As a person who had studied BS Computer Science, we can decide what path we want to pursue in whatever industry we desire because we focused on the study of software systems and every single industry requires programmers. That means we had endless possibilities, but with all these possibilities, I didn't even try to work in any companies because I knew from the start that the corporate world is not for me. All I want in life is to work at home or anywhere I want and be my own boss. I really love freedom, excitement and adventure.

As my own boss, I can determine my own schedule. And, in my humble opinion, it doesn’t get any better than that. If, I want to work from mid-night till morning, then I do it. Vacation? No Problem. Holidays? Check. If I am my own boss, I can work my job around my life, rather than my life around my job. That’s what I call freedom. Now, I can take all the freedom I can get.

In 2008, I became a freelance writer in an American online magazine. It eventually helped me making some cash, more than sufficient for a freelancer like me that’s why when the website has closed down, I have enough money to launched my own online clothing line called Pink Fashion at Palladium - New World Hotel, a luxury 5-star hotel in Makati.

 

Before, the idea of becoming a full time blogger never crossed my mind. I just thought the stuff I was reading online were articles written by freelancers on a website. Yeah, I just called them “websites”. I didn’t even know that I was reading “blogs”. What the heck is a “blog” anyway? But in 2010, when I was looking for a creative outlet for myself and searched for ideas on Google, that’s when I discovered blogging. This was when itjulieann.com was formed.

I do blogging for more reasons than just receiving free stuff, trying to get paid to do nothing or to have a nice life. My blogging story is different. Throughout my life, finding creative outlets has been really important to me. When I was a kid, I was constantly crafting, making paper and barbie dolls clothes and I rewrite the story of my favorite cartoon series Peter Pan at the back of my notebook. When I was in high school, I started writing poems in my journal that's still on my cabinet until now. In college, I opted into a drama class and won as the Best Actress award after competing in other schools. I realize now how important creativity is to my sanity and overall emotional well-being. I live to create, and through blogging, I have an easy way to do it every single day.

Blogging allows me to write down my thoughts and express my feelings through photography, to share my art with the world and to develop the kind of creative I want to become. Blogging allowed me a safe space to experiment, to reflect, and to process my thoughts and feelings. You know, there are so many creative outlets when it comes to blogging. From editing photos to writing blog posts and coming up with content and photoshoot ideas. With this, I have the opportunity to be creative every day.

Honestly, one of the best career choices I’ve ever made was to learn how to start a blog. I didn't start creating blog knowing it would lead to a full-time job. In fact, I didn't even know it could be a full-time job, especially because my earnings were so poor back then. But I didn't care because I didn't need to make money from it, I just loved doing it. By then, I slowly starting to meet people around the Metro and learning about others’ creative processes and inspirations. First, it started locally. Then, I started to connect with artists and bloggers across the globe. I started seeing this woven network of people that were connecting on and then offline. These incredible people, from all walks of life – different backgrounds, different talents, and different perspectives – were collaborating and creating amazing things together.

   


After years later, I realized the incredible potential it held. I didn’t know that I would fall in love with the creative process or just how much my reader would come to mean to me. I didn’t know it would lead me to form amazing friendships, travel to new places, exclusive event invites, collaborations, become brand ambassadors and do the modeling stuff or to be interviewed on the radio and television.       

  

  

  

 

Now in 2019, I can say with great pride that I have been full-time blogging since 2010. It has been full of ups and downs, incredible opportunities and many difficult lessons but I wouldn't change a damn thing. I adore my job and this ever growing business that I have created for myself. It is how I always hope my blog comes across; it is how I wish to be remembered.

As this blog continues to grow and evolve, I just want to thank everyone who’s supported me and been along for the ride! I can’t wait to share the next chapter with you guys!


UPDATE: As of September 21, my blog was listed to "Top 30 Philippines Lifestyle Bloggers to Follow" according to www.feedspot.com.
You can check it here --> https://blog.feedspot.com/philippines_lifestyle_bloggers/


August 8, 2019

ARL Doner Kebab: The Authentic Doner Kebab

Doner Kebab is originally from Turkey, it is a type of kebab, made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. The sliced meat of a doner kebab may be served on a plate with various accompaniments, stuffed into a pita or other type of bread as a sandwich, or wrapped in a thin flatbread. It sounds really interesting right?

Out of my curiosity, I tried every Doner Kebab everywhere to find out which one is undeniably the best. After a long time of completely immersing myself in a kebab scene, I feel confident to award ARL Doner Kebab the title of the "Best Doner Kebab" in town. This one just rocked me. Yet, what puts ARL Doner Kebab above the rest for me, is the way that it comes in a homemade pita and you can tell right away that their kebab is very authentic. Yes! The authentic doner kebab is already here in the Philippines.

Finding a healthy, well-balanced meal in a fast food restaurant can be a challenge. But now, you can indulge yourself with something both fast and delicious because ARL Doner Kebab is a reminder that fast food can be healthy too. It's better, yummier and healthier than hamburger. Let me just tell you that I will never forget this tender spicy taste and as a result I finished three kebabs during my three hours of stay in their stall.








One of the best thing is their price is very affordable but delivers a solid experience. The meat is tender and juicy. The addition of crisp tomato and cucumber into the classic lettuce, white onion salad and corn kernel is also a nice touch. Plus you can get a good amount of sauce. Honestly, one of the biggest reasons why I crave this place is because the sauce is too good.

For anyone who wants something healthy,wholesome, and different, come try this place out on their first branch at the 3rd Level of Robinsons Galleria South at San Pedro, Laguna from 10am to 9pm.