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If you are looking for ways to be the star of the show and turn heads when you walk into a room, then you need to be bold with your accessories. This article will guide you on choosing accessories to light up your outfit, but at the end of the day, it is important to remember that who you are as a person will transcend what you look like. People will easily forget what you wear, but they will always remember how they feel when they are around you. That being said, it is important to dress according to your personal style and allow it to reflect your personality. So, let’s take a look at how to accessorize in a way that grabs attention.
Here’s the thing; accessories can either make or break your outfit. You can accessorize to look more professional, and you can use accessories to turn a boring (read: professional) outfit into a more casual look. Take a look at these 7 creative tips:
Use Accessories to Complement your Outfit
Yes, you want to stand out from the crowd, but that doesn’t mean that you should wear accessories that clash too much with your clothes. While clashing colors and styles will certainly grab attention, choosing bold accessories that still complement your outfit is a much better idea. You can choose accessories within the same colour pallette, but avoid the have the exact same color. There are contrasting colors that actually complement each other. Check out the artist’s wheel to find out which contrasting colors work well together and find out the psychology behind contrasting colors.
2. Work with Proportion
Think about your own body size when contemplating jewellery choices. Chunky jewellery is a popular choice for those looking for striking accessories. However, if you have a petite frame then you should avoid overpowering your small frame with chunky jewelry. If you want to bring attention to your neck, then browse these chokers.
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3. Consider your Age
Let’s get this out of the way; beauty does not have an age limit. Any woman, at any age, can be beautiful. That being said, in your quest for a striking and attention grabbing style, you should be careful to be age appropriate with your accessory choices. This is the same as saying that you should find a style that reflects your personality. Trying to look or be anything other than what you are will result in you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin.
4. Play with Different Metals
So, you want to be the centre of attraction, and you want to do this with your accessories. Well, one of the easiest ways to achieve this is to use mixed metals in your jewellery choices. However, you need to have a good eye for this otherwise you risk moving towards the more tacky style. Try playing with different metals such as rose gold, yellow gold and silver. You could try using these different metals as bangles on your wrist. You could even experiment with a variety of rings. Right now, fingers full of rings are trendy, and you can definitely get away with stacking different rings made from different metals.
Whatever you decide, be sure to stay with just one focal point for the mixed metals. If you mix a variety of metals on your wrists, then stick to one type of metal for your rings.
5. Use your Sunglasses to make a Statement
If you want to make a simple yet effective statement, then you should try incorporating a bold pair of sunglasses. You can look out for oversized, mirrored lenses, funky frames- really anything that grabs a bit of attention. However, try to commit to a quality pair of sunglasses and avoid cheap fashion sunglasses. Your eyes will thank you for the investment.
6. Use your Nails and Hair to Accessories
You can accessorize your outfit with your nails and hair as well. If you don’t like wearing too much jewellery, then you should try using your nail color or your hairstyle to grab attention. For your hair, you can use the following:
And for your nails, you can use an eye-catching color to complement your style. If you are not a fan of bold nail colors then you can stick with neutral colors and use decals for a little bit of flashy detail. Or, you could even try nail wraps- these are the perfect option for people who do not want to commit to colorful polish.
7. Keep it Simple
Even though you are looking to make a statement with your accessories, you should still keep it simple. Too much jewellery and you will end up looking trashy. Too many colors, materials and styles? Yes, you will move into the trashy territory. So, pick one way to rev up your accessories and run with it. Similarly, choose just one body area to boldly accessorize and stick with it. Less is better in this scenario.
Find a couple of pieces that you adore- a pair of earrings, sunglasses, a flashy belt, whatever it may be. And let the simple boldness of that accessory do all the work.
And, if you think that you may be wearing too much and are about to walk out the door, take a look in the mirror and see what accessories can be removed. You may find that by removing something, your outfit will become even more attention grabbing.
Always be true to your personal sense of style and avoid fast fashion. Not only does fast fashion leave you looking like a follower, but you will also likely end up cringing at photos after a few years, a few months, or even just days. Look out for styles and fashion that reflects your personality, and fly with it.
Youthful and vibrant-looking skin: we all want it, and we spend billions each year in our attempts to get it. The stores are full of anti-aging skin care products, while every magazine headline touts the best ways to stay looking young. However, the real secret to great skin is about a lot more than the topical products you use; it’s about how well you take care of yourself. By following these tips, you can have the healthy, glowing skin you’ve always wanted.
Use Non-Toxic Sunscreen
In the past, we’d slather on the baby oil and lie in the sun to get a deep, dark tan, but that’s not the healthiest idea. Almost 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, and sunscreen will protect your skin from damage that brings other problems such as wrinkles and premature aging. Be sure to select a non-toxic sunscreen, as some common chemicals may trigger an allergic reaction or affect hormone levels.
Adopt a Skincare Routine
Your skin is one of your body’s most important organs; it protects you by blocking pollutants, germs, and dirt. Cleansers make sure these contaminants don’t stay around for long, and exfoliation removes dead cells while stimulating new growth. Finally, a good moisturizer will prevent excess dryness. It’s a three-step process for great skin!
Look at Your Diet
Dairy products and sugary foods are problematic for many, as they may increase inflammation and trigger hormonal changes that cause acne. Instead of these foods, turn to those rich in antioxidants to protect your skin cells from aging and damage.
Get Some Exercise
High-intensity interval training is a great way to increase the body’s level of HGH, which is crucial to collagen production. Collagen is a protein that gives skin firmness, strength, and elasticity, and with the right exercise program, you’ll bring more collagen into your skin naturally.
Drink More Water
As it makes up most of your skin’s cells, water is a crucial component in the quest for healthy skin. By drinking enough water, you won’t just keep your skin smooth and hydrated, but you’ll also help the rest of your body perform at its peak. Visit MontanaMedicalAesthetics.com to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
Get Enough Sleep
Most people think of “beauty sleep” as nothing more than a myth, but it’s based in scientific fact. Research proves that insufficient sleep will age your skin and inhibit your skin’s self-repairing abilities. Furthermore, sleep deprivation will affect your body’s level of stress hormones, leading to sugar cravings that cause even more problems.
Control Your Stress
Have you ever had a serious breakout right before an important event? It may be because of stress. Your body’s stress hormones play a key role in the spread of acne by increasing the synthesis of sebum, an oily, greasy substance that leads to blemishes and clogged pores. With yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness techniques, you can keep stress under control (and keep your skin looking its best).
Keep Hormones in Balance
Did you realize that estrogen is crucial to young and healthy-looking skin? As we get older, decreased collagen levels lead to sagging skin, wrinkles, and other undesirable traits. With enough estrogen, the body naturally makes more collagen, minimizing the visible signs of aging and making your skin look better. Talk to your doctor about hormone regulation methods.
Remember, your skin’s appearance is a reflection of your lifestyle and diet choices, not just something you see in the mirror every day. By following these tips, you won’t just look a few years younger, but you’ll also feel more energetic and youthful.
This is it! The Robinsons Appliances’ Race to a Minute Year 2: The 60-Second Challenge has come to its Final Leg. Held last April 12 at Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas, three teams battle out in a game of sheer speed where they were given only 60 seconds to complete the challenges in each of the 5 Pitstops scattered inside the mall and bring home up to P215, 000 worth of appliances and Robinsons rewards points.
Hosted by a known Radio DJ, celebrity host, actor and influencer, KC Montero, the Race to a Minute Year 2 Event is a culminating event of a raffle promo held last year wherein 12 winners were drawn to play for the 60-Second Challenges. After reeling off the 3 legs which recently held in 3 different locations: Davao (March 22), Cebu (March 29) and recently in Baguio (April 5), which all leading to its final leg happening here in Metro Manila.
Robinsons Appliances’ Race to a Minute: The 60-Second Challenge Year 2 was brought to you by Sharp, Devant, Hisense, TCL, Skyworth, Fujidenzo, JBL, Robinsons Department Store, Daiso Japan, Toys R’ Us, True Value, Costa Coffee, Robinsons Rewards, Robinsons Movieworld, Robinsons Townville Abreeza, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Go Hotel Lanang Davao, Robinsons Townville Abreeza, Summit Hotel, Centerpoint Plaza, Baguio Center Mall, Holiday Inn Ortigas, Holiday Inn Baguio, Crowne Plaza, Eat Street, Home Credit, Burnham Park and Toyota Davao. Check out the links below for the videos of the previous legs or visit our Official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/robinsonsappliances.ph/ or Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGxNhQb406Y1brgEUFU67Dw?view_as=subscriber
Alaska Sports resume its Annual program in teaching young athletes the fundamental skills and core values of the game by holding Alaska Basketball Power Camp 2019.
This year, Alaska Basketball Power Camp are currently being held in Baguio and Manila, and today, it’s Bacolod time. Last April 14, 2019 was the Baguio leg that more than 300 kids joined the first leg of the camp in Baguio and had the first-hand opportunity to be trained by Alaska-certified coaches headed by the Power Camp Director, Philippine Basketball Association legend and Alaska Aces Assistant Coach Jeffrey Cariaso together with the Alaska Aces players Simon Enciso and Abel Galliguez. The Manila leg was held at Ateneo de Manila University last April 24, 2019 which was joined by more than 200 kids. Training the participants of Manila camp were the Alaska Aces Jake Pascual, Vic Manuel, Christopher Exciminiano, Chris Banchero, and Yutien Andrada spearheaded by Coach Jeffrey Cariaso.
Cariaso said that they make sure that they teach them the core values that they believe in not only to become good people but also to become good athletes. “We want to instil them the value of hard work, determination, discipline, and respect,” added Cariaso.
Alaska Sports is focused in promoting sports program that shapes, trains, challenges and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations. Alaska Sports also wants to teach children that the true spirit of participation is not just winning the game but it’s about the spirit of learning the values or determination, hard work, teamwork, and spirit of discipline and sportsmanship. Alaska Milk Corporation is a pioneer towards promoting affordable nutrition and active lifestyle in the Philippines and aims to teach a new generation of children to become better at sport through the Alaska Power Camp.
The Alaska Basketball Power Camp teaches more than basketball skills. It also instils the value of discipline, hard work, teamwork and determination and teaches the importance of proper nutrition and active lifestyle for the growth and development of the camp participants. Parents are encouraged to enroll their children in Alaska Basketball Power Camp and let their children experience the fun and benefits of what sports will bring to them.
Registration form is available at www.alaskamilk.com/Alaska-sports, present printed registration form and proof of purchase or official receipt from February 2019 up to present at the start of the camp. Walk-in participants are also welcome for all three camps. To earn more about Alaska Sports at www.alaskamilk.com/alaska-sports/, www.facebook.com/alaskamilkphilippines/
In this outfit, Venice Maxine presents herself in stylish hello kitty tutu outfit and cool poses. She’s just turning 1 when these photos were taken.
Photographing kid for OOTD is actually not easy because they don’t strike poses for a long time and are distracted with many things that surround them. How I handle to come up with OOTD shots for my active little miss?
Here’s tip #1 – Take OOTD in a location where your kid can roam around and have fun. Doing this will keep your little one happy and you can capture pretty and interesting shots.
That’s all for now! Keep posted for more OOTD post and tips.
It’s that time of the year again when we celebrate the love and sacrifices of mothers, motherhood and maternal bands around the world. Each one of us have our own super wo-Mom, the one who carried us in her womb, gave birth to us after nine months, played with us, fought with us and raised us to be the best version of ourselves. Every year on the second Sunday of May, we honor and say thank you to our super wo-Mom whose unconditional love we can’t even fathom and whose strength is totally undeniable.
What are your plans to surprise Mom this year besides the traditional flowers and cakes?
Whether you’re at home or living and working abroad, why don’t you surprise Mom with her Shakey’s favorites through Send-A-Shakey’s this Mother’s Day? All you have to do is visit www.shakeyspizza, click Send-A-Shakey’s, choose your orders and then checkout conveniently and pay online. You can also include messages of love under Special lnstructions.
You can send that surmise now or order in advance for Mother’s Day through Send A Shakey’sl Just indicate delivery date, time and your Mom’s delivery address. This will save you time and effort from the hassle of last minute arrangements. That’s convenience in just a few clicks!
So ready to shake up the surprise for your super wo-Mam? Visit www.shakeyspizza.ph now and plan an unexpected, easy and convenient way of honoring your Mom through Send-A-Shakey’s!
Photos and videos of matinee idol John Lloyd Cruz have been surfacing after being on hiatus from the showbusiness since 2017.
Cruz, my idol, one of the most bankable actors of the Philippine cinema and very effective endorser once again proved that his fans are still waiting for his return. In a teaser video, which lasted only for a few seconds and only shows the back shot of Cruzs, and posted in the Facebook page of the number one selling shawarma Turks a few weeks ago had been viewed 3.2M times, shared almost 800 times and gained a huge number of comments.
Without any clue in that teaser video, his fans already assumed that it was him in the video. Actress Bea Alonzo on her Instagram also posted a screenshot of that teaser video, which garnered almost a million likes.
This Monday morning Turks finally revealed in the 1-minute and 17 seconds video of Cruz showing the actor walking through different destinations, which somehow depicts Cruzs sojourn. The video is very simple, yet theres drama the way it was created, and in a very subtle shot, he stopped and took a bite of a Turks pita donner.
The rugged look of Cruz in the Turks video titled Ang Pagbabalik is way too far from his guy-next-door image and a lot of people in the industry are asking if this signals his return to the limelight. His fans are still wondering about the life hes been living since his hiatus.
According to Turks president Gem L. Zenarosa that during the course of his talks with Cruz, they never talked anything about his showbiz career or plans. He added that he got Mr. Cruz as the latest ambassador of Turks because of his great confidence working with Cruz.
I am really grateful that John Lloyd trusts our company, he is a brilliant and very creative young man. Aside from acting we have discovered some of his remarkable talents, Zenarosa stressed.
The Ang Pagbabalik according to Zenarosa is actually about Turks Small Pita Doner, which will be available again in all its branches.
John Lloyd is the best endorser for this because like him, despite his absence in the showbusiness for a couple of years, the warmth and love of his fans for him never dwindles. With our Small Pita Doner we believe that our customers will be happy to know that it is back in our menu, Zenarosa explained.
Just like Cruz who is seen to have a different image since he last appeared in the big screen, a clear indication that the actor is recreating himslef and exploring different grounds, Turks is also doing the same thing to keep its customers excited whenever they visit a branch.
In time for the release of Cruz’s endorsement video, Turks also released to the market its newest offering — Turks Rice Bowl, which is a complete meal. You can choose beef or chicken for your rice topping, and it is priced at P50. The Small Pita Donner on the other hand, is priced at P35.
“To keep up with the demands of our customers, Turks continues to improve our menu and offerings to satisfy the discriminating taste of our loyal patrons,” Zenarosa stressed.
John Lloyd Cruz now joins the roster of endorsers of Turks such as Piolo and Inigo Pascual.
The country has been facing the rise on the number of underweight and overweight Filipinos for more than 20 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined this phenomenon as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition” or the “prevalence of both undernutrition and overweight in the same community, nation, or region.”
To address this problem, our government launched the Pinggang Pinoy® campaign in 2014. Pinggang Pinoy® is an easy-to-understand food guide showing proper food group portioning on a per-meal basis. This reflects the principles of MOderation, VAriety and BAlance (MOVABA) to promote healthier eating habits.
Solving the Philippines’ Double Burden of Malnutrition should be a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors as it is not an easy feat. With this, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation partnered with government agencies to conduct education programs to raise awareness and promote the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® in malnutrition hotspots, where incidences of Double Burden Malnutrition are high. This training was given to homemakers/mothers who have malnourished (underweight, stunting, wasting, overweight and obese) school-aged children.
The pilot run resulted to improvements of the knowledge & attitudes of households related to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® within target areas. However, behavior changes towards healthier eating habits remains to be a challenge. The program uncovered a number #MalnutritionTraps that some Pinoy households easily fall into. The following #MalnutritionTraps provide a picture of how unhealthy eating habits may lead to Double Burden of Malnutrition:
1 – Overconsumption of carbohydrates: Voracious rice eaters can easily fill half of their plates with rice. Others have pandesal & noodles as regular meal deprived of other nutrients derived from a well-balanced meal.
2 – Under consumption of vegetables and/fruits: It is common for some to be content with rice & meat to satisfy their hunger and skip/take insufficient amount of vegetables/fruits. Fact is, the variety of colors found in Glow foods are important sources of vitamins & minerals to sustain our energy & keep us from getting sick.
3 – Overconsumption of protein: Typical Filipino “SILOG” meals include double serving of proteins (e.g. Tapa+Itlog, Tocino+Itlog, Longanisa+Itlog, Bangus+Itlog). Eating different kinds of protein is fine for as long as they are taken in moderation. We must also avoid protein dishes served high in fat, cholesterol and sodium.
To help Filipinos break free from #MalnutritionTraps, Ajinomoto’s Culinary Nutrition Team prepared Healthy & Delicious Pinggang Pinoy® Recipes, downloadable through https://bit.ly/2HIsfkj. Busy and budget-restricted homemakers will also find these Pinggang Pinoy® recipes useful because all are easy-to-do and affordable (P250/day for family of 5).
For updates about Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo!, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.
In today’s busy world, taking a little bit of a breather
and spending some time with your kids will let you appreciate the modest
aspects of life and remind you how valuable these moments are. Another reason
to start creative projects with your kids is to expand their horizons and teach
them some useful crafting skills. According to the studies done by
psychologists, such activities tend to have long-lasting benefits for their
cognitive development. Do you need more motivation? Then we’ll let you in on a secret;
none of the crafting ideas we’re about to unveil will take more than 30 minutes
to complete. Let’s get started!
1. Glitter glue counting sticks
Learning how to count doesn’t have to be drudgery. When
you’re trying to explain how numbers work, why not be creative about it and get
them to make glitter glue counting sticks? There’s not a lot of things that
you’re going to need to complete the project, and what’s better than creating
something with practical benefits at the same time?
2. Paper animals
Depending on how complex you want to make it, paper animals are a great way to hone your paper-crafting skills. If nothing else, you can always glue a couple of pieces together and make paper caterpillars.
3. Custom Patches
Custom patches are a great way to spice up the day. You
can express the way you feel as well as your affiliations by adding some to
your clothing. To get inspired and start creating your own,click
here to glance upon
how professional patches end up looking and fill your head with ideas.
4. Tape resist art
The trick with this one is knowing how to place the tape
in fun patterns. After that, simply get some watercolor, and let your kids
paint to their heart’s content. It’s fun, quick, and easy to set up. What’s not
5. Carton board chess
Chess is a magnificent game that has stood the test of
time. It’s rather easy to learn, but almost impossible to master. But instead
of buying a pre-set board of figures, why not make the board yourself –
including the figures? That way, you can get your kids to show their creative
qualities all while teaching them how to play chess and getting them interested
in it while they’re still young.
6. Popsicle stick puppets
Want to teach your kids the art of roleplaying and the
marvels of theater? If you have some popsicle sticks lying around that you
haven’t thrown away yet, now may be a great time to use them and make something
creative out of them – like puppets! In case you don’t feel like playing with
them, that’s fine. You could also stick them in potted plants, which is bound
to make them much more interesting to the observant eye.
7. Origami vessels
Taking a piece of paper and transforming it into a ship
is a good way to train your kids’ dexterity. If they’re not a fan of vessels,
origami allows plenty of other options, the most famous one of which is a paper
8. Rock arts
Rocks can be found pretty much anywhere. Simply take a
stroll alongside the nearest river, and you should be able to find plenty of
them. Now, instead of simply adding it to your garden as a decoration, why not
paint it instead to give it that extra oomph? You could instruct your children
how to make it look like a cute animal. A cat, a dog, an elephant, a butterfly…
your creative mind is the only limit.
9. Recycled jug watering can
Throwing away empty milk jugs, for example, is clearly
detrimental to ourenvironment. Recycling them, on the other hand, allows factories to
re-use the materials they’re made from and transform them into another form of
product people can use. Better yet, why not contribute to a healthier
environment and re-use them for your own needs? With a small bit of effort,
your kids can transform them into a watering can or a vase! If you’d like them
to be pleasing to one’s eyes, apply a little bit of paint or stickers, and you
won’t believe what you’ll be able to accomplish in terms of aesthetics.
10. Paper plate crafts
The picnic lovers among you are bound to have plenty of
these lying around the house. And even if that’s not the case, it’s easy to
purchase a whole lot of them for next to nothing. Making little angels out of
them is not demanding at all, or perhaps even a pumpkin motif. You can even
paint something on there to make them come alive.
11. Homemade basket
There’s nothing like a homemade basket for your
decorative needs. It can also be used instead of a vase, or even for going out
and gathering herbs. Since it doesn’t really take more than a bit of rope and
paper or carton to make one, your kids will love it. Besides, what’s better
than letting your creative inhibitions loose and painting them however you
12. Toilet paper roll castles
Who would have thought that paper rolls could have such
creative uses? Paint them, glue some additional items to them, and arrange them
in such a way that they resemble a castle. If medieval themes don’t get your
kids excited, you can also instruct them how to make cute animals out of them.
13. Pinwheel craft
Have your kids created tons of quick art they don’t mind
parting ways with? Instead of throwing it all away, you could transform it into
something meaningful and craft a pinwheel. This only takes a couple of minutes
and is bound to make your garden much more colorful.
This is the end of the list, but it’s certainly not the
end of opportunities. In fact, there are thousands of things you could be
crafting with your kids, and you only need a couple of common household items
to make it happen. So get inspired, get to work, and don’t forget to share plenty
of laughter and smiles with them while you create something astonishing