Sunday, November 24, 2013

pinay beauty tips

filipina beauty
I have been inspired by the #beautytips & beauty bloggers like @Cari Bunfill I decided to make note of my own filipina beauty rituals. There are lots of things that I do daily to maintain my beauty. Most of the routine involves taking care of my skin.  Like me, many of my fellow pinays have very sensitive skin. Being a filipina, I know that skin care remedy matters a lot. 

Using low priced products don't mean that its harmful for your skin. It depends on what is suited for every women's skin type. I have tried using expensive brands like Garnier, Olay but it didn't suit me. Instead, my face became oily and started getting pimples. Keep trying products until you find something that fits to your skin, budget.

1. Make up -
     . Face - At present, I use a chinese brand face powder ‘’POPA’’ that cost P 30.00. I like it. It doesn't make my face oily and sticky. January 2013, I used a product from hbc called  ‘’In2it  ‘’ oil control and oil free face powder cost P 400.00 but my face moistened quickly and started to itch.
Lips-  before applying a lipstick I used Chapstick Lip Balm to avoid it from cracking. The brands of lip stick that suit me are Fashion 21 and Ever Bilena.  I am currently using NYC ( New York Color )#304 Mocha. My bestfriend gave it to me. :-) Luv the Color:-)

2. Face Cream - When i was a teen I used to apply all ponds products for my face. I used Ponds facial wash, Ponds scrub facial wash and a Ponds pink cream. Then later on, I converted to Ponds Detox  as I found it more effective on my face.  As years pass by I noticed its not as effective as it used to be.  My sister recommended to use Rosehip Pearl Cream (January 2013). It works.  I always apply it before applying any make up. It was very cheap, P 64.00 lol. This moisturizing product is from Oseur Taiwan.

3. Hair - My personal recommendation is Loreal Damage Repair Shampoo and Loreal Damage Repair Conditioner. Yes! the light red packaging. That's right.  It is very effective on Dry hair and split ends. It slowly repairs the breakage. Do not use shampoo every day but alternate days  if you are not expose to too much dust. You can also use hair mask treatment. Also try using Dove nutrioil. It is a small packet, 50ml that costs P 300+ pesos. It is more expensive than normal leave-ons but it is worth it.  Use coconut oil . Here is how.  So, is coconut oil good for your hair? I’ve been doing it for years. It smells like food in your hair but it has been the most effective treatment.  


Vitamin e is a cell repair. It helps hair strands grow faster, thicker and it also helps regenerate skin tissues to make it smoother. I permanently take vit e because of my skin allergies from eating chicken, eggs , tomatoes mangoes and seafood. It made me so depressed when I found out that I was allergic to so many food but glad I got the solution for it. I take 2 - 4 capsules  every night before going to bed. Each capsules is 400 IU. The amount of IU I take each day depends on what i had eaten. I got a cheaper price of P 120.00 for 100 pieces in the Chinese drug store.

Yong Jiang chinese fat burners
4. Body - being fit means being healthy.  Exercising is very important even at young age. Doing a few sit ups flattens the stomach. I do stretching for arms head and  kicking to strengthen my legs. I do 50 sit ups every other day to tighten my stomach. Being petite is a trend here in the Philippines but if you can’t achieve that skinny body its alright, thats when fat burners take action!! lol.

I used Yong Jiang chinese fat burners. Take one capsule a day before eating. Within 2 weeks you will see the result. It is very affordable. P 260.00 for 40 capsules. Always drink lots of water to prevent dehydration. It also helps whiten the skin.

5. A blooming look. Always try to get 8 hours of sleep to maintain your refreshing beautiful appearance. Avoid getting stress because it can cause early ageing. Try EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). It works to relieve stress, sadness and depression. AVOID too many facial expressions except for smiling. It stretches the face and causes wrinkles.

Another way to achieve that blooming look is the balance diet, eating leafy vegetables or try VitaPlus. Has anyone heard about it? It is a product sold in networking company. It consists calcium, vit e, vit a , iron and vitamins you get from green veggies. It cost P 770.00 per box for 20 pcs. It cost higher than taking regular vitamins but it completes the body’s nutrition needs. It is great for women in their 30’s. It seems like it helps preserve the beauty and skin because my sister looks so blooming now since she started using it.

vita plus
6. Underarms - Filipinas are very conscious when it comes to dark underarms. It is a turn off to see a girl wearing sleeveless, raises her armpit and?..  “Omg,  dark and unshaved armpit. Don’t you have razors? Hehe.”  Anyway, try using some lemon drops and soak it overnight. It will start peeling but do not use it every night. You can also try using tawas . Old way but proven to whiten the underarms. How about Top Gel deodorants? Yes, it whitens the underarms too.
What do i use?  Well, I shifted from Skinwhite to vinegar. Vinegar?!! Yes You heard it right.
I had to stop using any type of deodorant due to my skin allergy. It is common to people with A+ blood type. I will write about that later.
7. Skin - The trend here in the Philippines is to lighten skin. It is considered more beautiful to have fair skin.  Its not bad to use whitening products but its important to make sure its safe.  For example, you would not use astringents without using lots of sun block. To help lightens the skin, use GT papa and carrot soap it is effective. Another that I know a proven effective product is Dermacream.  Ask a sales person, a friend, a consult a doctor for advice before application because it can cause allergies and irritation.

8. Eyes - put cucumber slices in your eyes for relaxation that lessens the eye-bags  instead of using concealers. It only covers it temporarily but doesn't make it go away.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Expectation from a Husband

In the Philippines marriage is a big step.  Most filipinas look forward to being a wife.  But there are some important things that a pinay should consider before becoming a wife.  To settle down and to live with the man we love. It is important to meet each other’s expectation on many things. Although there is absolute certainty that your spouse will change over time theres always a way to make the relationship work.  If both husband and wife adjust to those changes they can grow together rather than apart.

1. Understanding and respect of filipino culture.  If your man is not a filipino, then its really important to respect each others culture.  It takes patience from the filipina and the man.  I am so glad my my husband  understands it. The culture may  seem weird but things like being attached to the family is normal in the Philippines.  In the Philippines a daughter is expected to take care of  parents.  A filipino daughter is not necessarily supposed to support them monthly but stuff like medication or to be there for them and to visit.

2. Filipina Wife Loyalty and Dedication. Every filipino wife expects their husband to be devoted and loyal.  A good filipina will be loyal until death to a good man.  She wants the same in return.

3. Trust of your Filipino Wife is a MUST. All wives expect the husband to trust when they go out.  A filipina needs to be trusted to be faithful.  She must be trusted not to flirt with other men. Temptation is always there but only when you let it.  Noone want to be in a relationship where they cannot go anywhere or do anything due to lack of trust.  The only way to make the relationship stronger is to trust.

4. Filipinas Adapt, They Expect the same from their husband.  Survival of a relationship depends on the ability to change and adjust.  For example, adjustment to each other’s personality and behavior. As a wife, we may have some attitude that men do not like but its a matter of adjusting. There are some things we do not like that men do but as a filipino wife,  we can give way of enjoying movies he likes, sports or boring music and enjoy it because he into it.

5. Being Supportive and a helpful husband is every Filipino wife’s dream.  A good husband is expected to be there during his significant other’s achievements. A great husband would always seek to find ways to encourage, praise and be helpful of his wifes ideas about house designs, goals and life plans.  He does way more than opening jars and assisting lifting heavy stuff.  The very best husband will actually participate in his wife’s shopping by interacting and enjoying her pleasure as she gathers new accessories.  He should not ignore her or treat her bad when she is shopping.  

6. A Filipina wife wants a husband that appreciates her.  Appreciating what a wife does to serve her husbands wants and needs is an incredible way to bond and get more SEXsess.  DO NOT compare her to Exes or belittle her. Every women has different characteristics and skills. It is offensive for a wife to see that her husband is discontented of what he is getting.

Overall, a filipina wife is looking for a reliable, supportive and loving man who will protect her.  If the man can put his self in her shoes and serve her as willingly as he wants to be served most of the stuff listed is easy to figure out.  A filipina wife is willing to completely submit herself to a good man.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

benefits of coconut oil

An old filipino hair treatment is coconut milk.  Its not only very healthy to consume but can also be used can also be used for skin.

Coconut milk is packed with many vitamins & minerals including:

B1, B3, B6, C, E, iron, magnesium, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium

is packed with vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. - See more at:
is packed with vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. - See more at:
is packed with vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. - See more at:
With all the nutrients of coconut milk (as well as healthy fats) its no wonder it works great for hair. To get the full benefits you must massage coconut milk into your scalp with your fingertips and then brush the milk throughout your hair.

Once you are done, cover your hair with a towel and let the coconut milk sit for an hour or two. The longer it sits, the better.  The oils within the coconut milk works in conditioning, moisturizing and strengthening the hair.  A common practice in Cebu and throughout the Philippines is to warm the coconut milk up prior to applying it to stimulate the active ingredients.

In my experience of using this for 4 years the benefits to my hair have been:
  • Strengthening my hair
  • shiny fuller hair
  • limits the split ends
  • helps remove tangles 
  • Avoid harmful chemicals

find pinay love

My fiance and I were in Thailand and a couple of  guys asked him where they could find a woman like me.  We accepted the complement with a smile, "she is actually filipina." He said.

Where can you find Pinay Love?

The place to find pinay love is online.  But eventually you will have to go to the Philippines to meet your sexy pinay in person.

Recommended sites to meet filipina are:
- craigslist
- cherry blossom
- filipinocupid

Finding a woman on a dating site (especially for pinay) is not an easy task.  You will have to get a membership.  You will have to be patient and very skeptical.  Because there are so many hustlers, beggers and scammers on the filipino dating sites.  Many men and women in the Philippines make so much money online that they are able to make a living.  That is how much foreign guys give.  Don't be one of these guys. If you want to do charity give to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Its best to find pinay love is online.  After that get to know them over time and when you are ready meet them in person.  If you are already in the Philippines, you might want to check out Cebu City (Mango Square), Manila and Angeles.

filipina beauty rituals

My boyfriend calls me a diva.  Its was a backhanded complement because he is saying I am beautiful with an attitude.. ridiculous... Well, I do look great!! But I only have an attitude when I must.  And my beauty is actually hard work!

Here are my rituals for maintaining my pinay diva beauty.

1. Clothes - I have a very unique sexy style so I have to be willing to take risks.  There is not a specific place I shop.  Its really just whatever I like.  I like original sexy, feminine dresses and pants that show off my figure. For other filipinas, always have confidence in yourself. Dress appropriately according to the setting.
Wear clothes that are comfortable.

2. Makeup - I like to find tones that enhance my natural skin color.  Many filipinas put on make up that is for someone with very pale complexion. Choose a face foundation that matches the skin color.Avoid putting a bright red lipstick or bright red cheeks that does not help accentuate their beautiful caramel hues.A red cheeks at daytime looks like you had been slapped many times! lol.What I mean to say is that it looks so fake. Wear a light make up at daytime. Some pinays overdo it. Gosh.. Please look at the mirror again. 

3. Hair - I recently had my hair curled and I love it.  But when its straight I don't normally use lots of chemicals that might damage my hair.  In fact, normally I use coconut milk.  The oil in coconut milk is very nourishing for the hair. Using the natural treatment does not mean you're cheap. Its just for the sake of caring for your hair.

4. Body - I do light workouts about every other day and take fat burners. It really works.  The standard in the Philippines is very high since a woman with only a little excess fat is considered very fat in the Philippines.  The average woman is petite.  I also watch what I eat and limit my food intake. 

Overseas Filipino Women

I had to get a degree to qualify for and average job where in Cebu.  The competition here is high because its an employers market and there are so many people my age competing for even average positions. 

So I have considered moving to the Netherlands and UAE for more steady employment and escape the drama of Cebu City.  I know lots of OFWs who have moved out for better opportunities.

Currently, I am back in school with two separate jobs, but eventually I will move out of the country with my fiance.  I wish there was more help especially to single mothers here in the Philippines.  Since there is almost none from fathers abandoning families or our government.  Its hard, but often times.  Filipino women we have to leave for a great chance at success.

philippino girls at risk of rape

Cebu City, 15 Nov.  A taxi driver told me his boss has family in Leyte, a neighboring island of tacloban that is also affected from typhoon.  Unfortunately there is not only looting going on but also there was a girl raped there.  Things are completely out of control and some in Tacloban that are less affected are staying in there homes.  They are afraid to leave do to all the criminals taking advantage of those that are helpless.  

An actual video of Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte from gma news.

Luckily, the military has started to take control, however people are starting to go hungry. --

Typhoon Haiyan: 'We are failing thousands of girls at risk of rape or trafficking,' says Justine Greening

As the international relief effort in the Philippines gets under way, UK development secretary Justine Greening says not enough is being done to protect women and girls from the threat of rape, violence, forced marriage and trafficking. Louisa Peacock reports.