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Mary Kay Philippines Beauty Consultant Experience

It was just an ordinary day when my roommates asked if I wanted to tag along going to Baguio City. At first, I declined, as I was really craving for some time to sleep. I was tasked to go to my new job for January 2nd in the afternoon and was planning to attend one of my best friends’ baby shower, so I thought sleeping in the morning would allow me to restore some energy.

After a lot of convincing and thinking, I decided to tag along at Baguio City, in which, I thought wasn’t on the same day. But then, I didn’t know we’re also going to Makati to attend a Mary Kay event.

After a few hours of small-talk with different people, my roommate, Jessica, and I signed up to be part of the Mary Kay Philippines Team. It was also out of impulse but for me, it was a good decision since I’m also a fan of cosmetics. I love how we’re getting freebies and all other stuff, and how we’re also eligible for a sales and beauty training help a week after.

I attended the ESRS (Essential Steps to Reach Success) Training where we were taught selling skills (which totally helped me with my next job) and tons of beauty tips in skincare and health. Like, for example, you have to exfoliate your face’s skin every Wednesday and Sunday because our skin changes skin every three days; or that, it’s really important to cleanse, tone, and moisturize the skin to maintain a young-looking skin.

There’s a lot to learn, but I did enjoy the training. Eventually, I got me my ESRS Completion Certificate. I’m now eligible to give advice for skin care and health, especially with MK Products! 😍💖

After a while, I conducted my first (impulsive) mini-event in Embarcadero de Legazpi when I went home to celebrate Christmas and New Year. It was a FREE makeover and skin analysis for my attendees. Cherry and Jessica helped with it.

Thanks to Embarcadero de Legazpi’s Marketing Head of wanting to have me blog their newly-established restaurants, I was able to get a hold of a place to conduct an event! I got to display and demonstrate the products there for FREE.

As mentioned, it was an impulsive beauty fairand we weren’t really prepared. To be honest, we were only planning to ‘do’ it and give my Facebook friends my promise of giving them a free makeover, but I figured I could use the ex-deal agreement I had with Embarcadero.

So voila! This is what we’re only able to get a hold of. 😂

Here are some of the photos during the event:

Ate Georgia (left) and friends. I honestly didn’t expect them to attend, so I really really do thank them for doing so as I thought this event would flunk!

And then followed by these heaps…

These three beautiful ladies… and many more.

I have many other attendees at night since this event lasted from 3 PM ’til 6 PM (ingressed at 1 PM). Due to not having proper lighting the photos don’t look good anymore. 😌

Thankfully, it went out well, as I can also leverage this opportunity in making a business out of these products, which you can browse here.

Mary Kay Philippines taught me all I need to know about traditional selling and basic-intermediate skincare routine, so if you ever need a beauty consultant, you can have me.

Just contact me at 09952431210 for a free makeover using these products, if you want to test it out, or if you want to make a business out of it as well.

Also, if you subscribe to my email list here and order some items from this Instagram Business Account here, I will give you freebies like lipsticks, foundations, even their best-selling charcoal mask.

Let’s help each other be and feel beautiful! That’s also always my goal why I aspire to be an expert in skincare. 😍💖

Visit my Instagram Business Account here and browse for more items! 💖

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My Baguio-Nueva Ecija Trip: How The Last Weeks Of My December 2018 Went (A Super Late Post)

December 15 – 19, 2018

Going to Baguio City after like… 18 years?; and to Nueva Ecija was one of the most unforgettable and fun things I did with my roommates unexpectedly.


If only I knew we’d go here, I would have recreated these photos. 😂

I was just lying on my bed; wanting one hell of a long sleep, when my former roommate, Cherry, asked me to tag along to Baguio City. I’m not sure why that was, but I honestly didn’t feel like going. It was also one of my best friends’ baby shower happening that night, and I was also tasked to drop by at work before starting on January 2nd. So yes, all I wanted to do that morning was to sleep!

I was then talked out of my senses when Cherry and Jessica – my roommates – convinced me to finally tag along. Eventually, I said “yes” with us, having different agenda in the afternoon at first (I went to my soon-to-be new job, and my best friend’s baby shower and gender reveal, while the two of them went thrift shopping at Baclaran).

Before dusk, we also went to Mary Kay Makati where I officially became a Mary Kay Philippines Beauty Consultant. My certification was done the week after. You can read more about my MK Experience here.

At 8 PM, I went to my best friend, Ery’s, baby shower and gender reveal along with our college friends. I honestly didn’t know we’d be off to Baguio City at midnight. I was just texted we’d go after my mini-gathering with college friends. 😂

I thought we were leaving for Baguio the next day, I didn’t know it was going to be that night! So when we arrived at midnight in QC, we immediately packed all our stuff and went to Baguio. Cherry rented a van that time.

Here’s our back-to-back Baguio-Nueva Ecija Escapade on December 2018

Baguio City Itinerary

We went to check-in at Albergo, one of the most finest-looking hotel in Baguio. I swear, this was too beautiful for a hotel! It’s like a condo-type hotel with a complete set of furniture and kitchen utensils.

The bed was a cool double-decker where Jessica and I slept at the bottom bunk. It has drawer-like beddings underneath the queen-sized bed (bottom bunk), so if there was a need for an extra, say, a companion; (but of course we wouldn’t just let the driver sleep where we sleep), it can just be pulled out!

At lunch, we went to eat at Good Taste Restaurant where the food served were merely lutong bahay (home-cooked viands) and gulay (vegetables). Yum! 😋

In the afternoon, we went to Strawberry Farm to see some strawberries…

… and sunflowers…

And then proceeded to The Mines View where I did me some horse-riding… 😂

… and a dramatic pose on the view uphill… 😂 LOL! 😆

Then we went to The Mansion at almost 6 PM…

And finally the next day, at the famous Burnham Park…

It was freezing cold in Baguio City and some folks even told us it was ‘sunnier’ that time. Meaning, it could have been colder if we went some other day. 😨😂

I’m not sure how you can go to Baguio City via bus as we rode a Montero that time, but here’s a bit of information on how to get there via commute and/or private transport:

Via Commute

  1. Go to a Victory Liner bus in Manila bound for Baguio City. You can either ride from Pasay, Cubao and/or Caloocan. Regular fare is 450 Php (depending on the bus company).

Via Private Transport

  1. Take the NLEX (North Luzon Expressway) going to the SCTEX from Manila at Exit 85.
  2. Drive from SCTEX to Tarlac City, then turn left to a road.
  3. Continue driving until you reach Mc Arthur Highway.
  4. Turn right, drive continuously along Tarlac City roads and Pangasinan province until you reach Rosario, La Union.
  5. From Rosario, La Union junction, turn right to Kennon Road.
  6. Turn right again to Marcos Highway.
  7. That’s all the way to Baguio City. Just drive along!

Nueva Ecija Itinerary

Okay – so I’m not sure what happened AGAIN, but we all impulsively thought of going to Nueva Ecija as part of our roommate’s “job.” I’m not sure what she does honestly, all I knew was that we went there as well to have fun.

We arrived at around 9 PM and went straight to Villa Liza Resort and Restaurant to stay in for the night. Aside from having dinner, we went straight to sleep.

Mornings in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija be like…

… and BREAKFAST! 😍

Fried sunny-side up eggs, longganisa, and corned beef for breakfast

After breakfast photos be like…

And of course, by the pool-side…

I can’t give full directions on how to get there since we were using a rented car to go straight ahead. But here’s what I was able to get a hold of:

Full Address: Villa Liza Resort and Restaurant, Aurora Rd., Bongabon Nueva Ecija
Contact Number: 09494095323 / 0917 710 9600

We should be getting back to Manila by Monday morning but things got out of hand, and my former roommate asked if we could stay one more day. I forgot what the reason was, but the extended stay on Monday was spent going to Pantabangan Dam.

I looked chubby-AF there, though. 😂

Just by looking at this picture, the sunset with nature just feels serene-AF for me. It’s very heart-warming! I don’t know if it’s just me or what, but this picture looks peaceful. ❤🍃

Not to mention a VIEW with the waters feels divine! 😍 I am very in love with everything that is Pantabangan Dam (I am a super fan of the ocean, so waters like these make my soul feel good)! 😍💖

We extended ANOTHER night after Monday, as we went straight to Minalungao National Park after leaving Bongabon, Nueva Ecija for some sightseeing and exploration on Tuesday morning.

The view at Minalungao National Park was super amazing, I bet this is the REAL AND BEST highlight of our impulsive trip!

Here are some of my photos in Minalungao National Park

I posed like I was owning it. Hell-yeah! Haha. 😂

And this view? Dang! It’s a must-see! 😍

This one’s across the river near the cave. My other roommate, Jessica, and I would have gone to the caves if only dogs didn’t run after her that time! Hahaha! I literally ROTFL-ed that time as she even went to HUG a random stranger out of fear. 😂

Everyone was laughing including me! 😂😆

Here we are (with me overcoming my fear of heights), as we took our picture in the middle of the HANGING BRIDGE! 😂

And here’s me, and well… my favorite purple socks! 😂😆

If only we had one more day to stay, we would have seized it as there were TONS OF OTHER ACTIVITIES you can do here at Minalungao National Park:

  • Bamboo rafting and swimming
  • Walk the hanging bridge
  • Hike and/or Trek
  • Go Zipline!
  • Cliff Dive
  • Spelunking/Caving
  • And many many more! 😍

To get here via commute (because I wasn’t able to keep track of how our private transport went)

  1. Ride a bus from Cubao or Pasay (whichever is near to you) going to Gapan or Cabanatuan. Travel time is 3 hours. Fare is 150-200 Php, but I’m not sure if this still hasn’t changed.
  2. Afterward, ride a jeep to General Tinio.
  3. Then, ride a tricycle going to Minalungao Park. Fare is 50 Php.

You also have an option of riding a tricycle from Gapan to Minalungao park, but that’s around 500-800 Php at 1.5 hours average.

We eventually went home on Tuesday evening after all the extended travels.

To be completely honest, going on with this impulsive trip had caused me my work ethic. I went absent for so many days at work (I was on a pre-resign state that time), and I literally didn’t go to work on purpose anymore out of guilt. Hahaha! I know, I know. It was my bad as this wasn’t a good idea; I should have resigned properly yada-yada-yada (I swear it wasn’t as ‘easy’ as you think… but I also swear I won’t do that again)… but I won’t trade this soul-searching experience for a 9:30 PM – 6:30 AM job that only elevated my severe depression during (hence my short hiatus on blogging for almost 3 months).

This experience helped me breathe and find myself again. And I must say it is indeed true that ‘traveling’ really opens up your soul for brand new things to see. Traveling is really food for the soul; so when one tells you this, you’ve got to believe them as it did me.

Despite the judgment I’ve gotten for what I did for the first time, I wouldn’t trade this opportunity where I got close to healing. I wouldn’t trade this experience of healing my soul over some judgment that, “I don’t have a ‘proper’ work ethic” because THIS EXPERIENCE was what healed me from a job that only made my depression worse (throwing some shade aside).

This experience and opportunity opened up my eyes to ways on how I can deal with my deteriorating mental state moving forward. It’s not just about ‘traveling’ per se, although that’s part of it. It’s about the lessons, divine interventions, learnings, and growth along the way.

Ergo… every risk was worth it! 😊💖

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ELF 2019: Your Reason To Celebrate Valentines Day, Even If You’re Not In A Relationship

What’s good this coming Valentine’s day? Isn’t it the most awaited time of the month for couples and lovers out there?

Yep, I know. Everyone – who is in a relationship – has been waiting for it. Flowers, chocolates, gift ideas for your SOs – you name it! These are all that I’ve been seeing on my Newsfeed since the month of February started!

I also found it funny how bittersweet posts about Valentines’ day suddenly showed up. It’s like, February 14th is only exclusive to people who are in love; who are in a relationship, or married couples who want to celebrate.

I used to find it unfair that only people who are in this category can celebrate this once-in-a-year event. But thanks to HappyHut Productions’ ELF 2019EVERYONE can celebrate this on February 15th, even if you just got out of a relationship, is single, even heartbroken!

It’s also payday that day, so what’s not to love? 😂💖

Electric Love Fest 2019

Electric Love Fest (ELF) 2019 is a traditional and annual event in Legazpi city for people of ALL types of statuses – single, in a relationship, married, it’s complicated, and brokenhearted. It’s the event where you are given an opportunity to celebrate both your love and freedom along with good music, boozes, and happy people.

Here are the sacred codes for the event:

 

SINGLE: WHITE

MARRIED: BLUE

IN A RELATIONSHIP: RED

IT’S COMPLICATED: YELLOW

BROKENHEARTED: BLACK

Also, catch DJ KHAI of Pioneer DJ Philippines on this exclusive event!

“Touring across Asia as part of a pop group in the late 2000’s, Khai is now back in the Philippines steadily building her career as a DJ. as part of Tonedef Music, she’s also learning the ropes of music production and eyeing to release her own tracks.

Khai started her career as a spokesperson, hosting events for the country’s top brands.

The pop group, Kitty Girls are Hello Kitty Brand Ambassadress were on noontime TV shows

This time she straps on a pair of headphones to rock the metro’s top nightlife havens and serve her unique trifecta of music, performance, and skill set.”

Event Line-up

Electrique Love Fest 2019
February 15 2019, Friday at Chilo Bar – Roof deck
The Marison Hotel, Legazpi City PH
Gate Opens: 7:00pm

ARTIST LINE UP

KHAI LIM (Pioneer DJ Philippines)
RON
MHONDAY
BRIAN ALCANTARA
MACKY MOUSE

Entry Ticket Prices:

500php – Early Bird (Jan 25- Feb 11 2019)
700php – Regular Rate (Feb 12-15 2019)
Limited Slots Only
Call or Text: 09159767520

Presented by:

The Marison Hotel

Co-Presented by:

AB Business Club
Audio Evolution Pro Lights & Sounds
Policarpio Enterprises
Ocean Defenders PH
Train of Love & Kindness Foundation

Supported by:

Le Chere Events
Aim World
Effleurage Spa
Hired Killers Pest Control
Adobo Connection – Legazpi branches
Atty. Amorex “Gado” Raneses
Mayor Jorem Archangel

Media Partners

The Hobbyist Post (Online Blogger)
Glace Virtual Solutions

Powered by:

Happyhut Productions
Evo Philippines

What’s more is that AB Business Club – the club where all businesspeople come together in one group of companies through finance is soon to launch…

… as well as my first-ever Tagalog song composition, ‘Lalayo o Maghihintay?’ is soon to launch the day before (February 14, 2019) on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and 600 other stores worldwide too!

What are you waiting for?

Book your tickets now at 09159767520 and be on our official guest list at The Marison Hotel!

Get your early bird rates at 500 Php up until February 12, 2019! Regular rates at 700 Php apply after.

See you there! Happy Valentines Day!

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Throwback 2015: Type X Production Goes to San Miguel Island!

I found a draft of this ‘San Miguel Island’ escapade on my list of unpublished articles today when I was double checking a few on my archives.

I don’t know why I hadn’t finished the blog post, I don’t even know when I started one and how I just left it sitting on my archives, but since I wrote both of my experiences in Calaguas Island and Muladbucad Beach recently, I might as well include this one either.

My San Miguel Island escapade way back in 2015 was actually one of the best island hopping I ever experienced. No, we didn’t have any awesome itinerary going, I just spent it with my best friends in the world!

Type X Production is actually the name of our group in thesis production. Our academic requirement mandated nine persons per group, and ours during this trip had my four best friends in college, Alan, Jenno, Fiona and Ery, three of my friends in the first squad I had during my freshmen year, Mecelle and Donna (Chelsea, the ninth person of the group, wasn’t around that time), and Fiona’s ex-boyfriend, Borj.

The outing was supposed to be a surprise birthday party for our friend, Alan. San Miguel Island is actually Ery’s hometown (yep, she’s one hell of an island-er), and we decided to celebrate it by going island hopping.

November 3, 2015

I slept over the night before at Ery’s place along with Fiona and prepared foods for the picnic the next day. Everyone brought a fair share of their food, and Alan brought his contribution as his birthday bash.

Everyone decided to meet at the Legazpi Grand Terminal going to Tabaco city. We hit the road around 7 AM and touched-down at around 8-9AM.

Afterward, we just went to the seaport and waited for Ery’s uncle for the motorboat ride. Hell, it was so amazing, that was actually my first-ever boat ride!

We arrived on the island at about 10 AM, settled and fixed where we went picnic-ing, played charades, had a little fun-shoot, took pictures and videos, and went swimming.

Here are some of the cool pictures I took.

That’s me, Fiona and Ery from left to right after our sleepover at Ery’s place. We were the first ones to arrive at the terminal, waiting for the others to come.

… and yes, I literally was SLIM back then, with 48kgs weight at best. ??

This was taken by Jenno so he isn’t in the picture. ? We were almost ready to hop in that jeepney and travel to Tabaco city! ?

Fast forward to the get-go of our first travel together, we arrived at the port around 8-9 AM and waited for Ery’s uncle for the motorboat ride. Usually, since it’s a chartered boat for rent, there would be other people riding in with us. But, nope… we were on this solo!

My friends took advantage of my former BlackBerry Z10 phone because I was the only one who had a phone with a good camera back then.

Here’s a picture of me with the motorboats at the back upon arriving at the island.

I wasn’t able to take pictures of the scenery, but I’ll show you a glimpse.

San Miguel Island

Photo credits to Legazpi City Page

Right? RIGHT? I know! Beautiful! ??

We took another group photo upon reaching the island and rode another one to get to that island part above.

Us before taking a trip to that isolated island at Brgy. Rawis, San Miguel.

Upon reaching the island, there we went, settled the foods, the sheet-cloth we used as our picnic mat, and our bags.

After all of that, we just took pictures, some of us went eating, and me… well, I did this! ??

Ew, my hair looked ugly way back ugh ???

… and this… ?

I still can’t believe how Jenno made me pose like this. I looked stupid! Lol. Plus the hair, it’s… ugly! ?? Why, 2015 self? ?

… and this. ???

Posing like that under the heat of the sun at 12 noon, on slimy, melted rocks that went hard was what caused my sunburn in 2015. I looked really bad and haggard, ’cause I have this sort of theory about sunblocks not being “sun-blocks.”

It took me almost two years to get my skin color back, and a lot of exfoliating and whitening soaps, lotions, supplements, even body scrubs to have my fair-looking skin back. Thank God it did not just come back, it also improved! I posted some of those here at my shop.

On the brighter side, I looked sexy on some pics just as this one…

… and the one that looks like I’m still talking for Pete’s sake. ???

Way to go, Mangga (Jenno)! ??

Overall, even though we didn’t have any other itinerary going, it was amazing laughing and having a good time with my friends.

More more pictures going home. ?

We really made sure to ‘seize the time’ before graduation (this is one of the basis I used in the lyric of my friendship-themed song, ‘Feel The Vibe’ for our Christmas MTV and songwriting project, which you can watch here), and really made memories before we parted.

I even learned that the craziest way to cease a sea urchin’s sting was to either put lemon in it… or pee! LOL.

Weird. ?

I would always look back at that day, nonetheless. ?