Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hair Wigs: The New Hair Trend


This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I came from a family that is known for wavy hair. Unfortunately, mine is thick and poofy, every day is like a bad hair day for me, literally! I remember I was born with straight, shiny hair. But during my High School years, it started to become wavy and I don't know why.

When I was introduced to hair straightening and rebonding, It was like a spark of hope to my dying-look hair. I became a regular customer to salons. Almost every after 6 months, I will have my hair redo. I am one of those who will endure hours and hours just to have the straight hair that God did not bless me with. I've been so envious of long straight hairs. 

There was a point during my adult years that I missed my wavy hair and decided to try to let it grow as it is. I was happy at first but it requires a lot of care and maintenance. I became tired of it and decided to go back to rebonding again.

After several series of rebond, here I am again, wanting to have my wavy hair back. Not because I grew tired of the going in and out of the salon, but I've been noticing a lot of hair fall recently. Maybe I am reaping the consequences of having too many chemicals on my scalp. I realized I needed to end it before it's too late.


I recently learned that using hair wigs is becoming a trend nowadays. Local and international artists alike are actually into wigs. I was drawn to wet and wavy hair. If you want to change your looks the fastest or quickest way, wigs are the way to go, plus it's pain-free!

You can find good quality wigs at Black Hairspray. They offer beauty supplies from beauty/hair care to wigs and selection of hair. It is a known dealer for many top brands. Make sure to visit Black Hairspray for your beauty needs. They offer international shipping orders (international shipping fee will be applied) and extra terms and conditions will apply.

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Renew My Heart - Chosen, A Mother's Retreat


Chosen, A Mother's Retreat

Hi Moms!

We'd like to invite you for another run of Chosen: A Mother's Retreat this coming October 7 and 8, 2017.

Location: Mt. Makiling Recreation Center Sto. Tomas Batangas

Retreat Fee: 2700
*Inclusive of meals, bus transportation, room sharing accommodation and retreat materials.

Registration is now open:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0fAYB09elI_OHLvxqBuwywvgU9Gb4Adz8i5LrWZqsOaxDzw/viewform

Follow Chosen Mother's Retreat Facebook Page for more details or contact Roselle at 09228131105.

Here's a sneak peek from the previous Chosen Retreat:

Chosen, A Mother's Retreat
Chosen Retreat, February 25-26, 2017

       

Sign up now!


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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Our Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar Experience

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar

We had a free dinner for two at Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar last April after winning in a raffle hosted by We Want Workshops. So, this is a long overdue blog post, bear with me please (hehehe). We Want Workshops took care of everything, we just needed to set the schedule and show up.

"Bipolar, apparently, is a description of a person who has a Manic Depressive Illness -- someone who feels very happy at one moment and then suddenly becomes depressed."

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar (VGIB) is located in Maginhawa St. Sikatuna, Quezon City. We arrived the place on the scheduled date. At first, we didn't notice the signage, it was small and a bit hidden, so we needed to ask for it.

A mysterious looking door greeted us. Before entering, we were obliged to take off our footwear. You can either go barefoot or on socks. Then, we were escorted to the table reserved just for us.

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar

In VGIB, self-service is encouraged. Hence, we filled up our order sheet. You can indicate in the slip your allergies (if there's any). There's also an option for Heat (you can go for non-spicy, medium spicy or omg spicy). You can select your diet which has a corresponding mood meter. We got Experience which costs Php 999 per head which comes with bottomless mood tea.

We went to the kitchen window and ring the bell loudly and hand the order sheet to the person at the window, we were advised to read the House Rules so we know what to do and not to do here. We were also handed a black book which serves as a guide on how to have a full experience of the Van Gogh.

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar

The Place

While waiting for our food, we amused ourselves by the various collections we saw. The place is a house, turned restaurant with an enchanted theme. It is not too spacious and can accommodate few guests only. Each table has its unique design. Paintings can be seen all over the place and as well as different artifacts.

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar

The Mood-Altering Diet

The Mood-Altering Diet is created by Jethro Vin Rafael (also the owner of the resto). It serves as an alternative/homeopathic medicine for his bipolar condition. It is designed to relieve stress, anger, and depression, that's why the diet is known to make you happy and calm.

Soup and Appetizer
Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar
Axl Rose's Egg Shot
Axl Rose's Egg shot is submerged in hot water for 5 minutes and served in an egg shell.It has honey mustard or black sauce. 

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar
Buko Juice
Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar
Soup of the day
I was hesitant to try the Axl Rose Egg Shot at first, but after explaining the benefits, I eventually agreed. Meg, who was assisting us that time gave us some tips on how to drink it. The soup served to us (I forgot the name) has chicken strips, basil, and other edible plants. The taste is similar to a goto

Main Dish

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar
Pescetarian - Fish Based
Mood Meter: Happy
Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar
Carnivore - Meat-Based
Mood Meter: Calm
I love how these dainty dishes were served. I got the fish while hubby ordered the chicken. It has black rice and some edible, organic plants on the side to help you feel happy and calm. 

Desserts

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar
Marilyn Monroe Home-made Ice Candy
Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar
Mel Gibson's Darkest Sin
Mel Gibson's Darkest Sin - a shot of absinthe with melted dark chocolate, dried walnut and almonds with wild honey

I did not try the absinthe but I ate the chocolate. Yum! 

Mood Tea

You can also have some Mood Tea, you can make your own tea here and the directions are posted. Mood tea is the house specialty of VGIB. It has different mood varieties to choose from. We were not able to try this because we were already full, but this is something that we look forward to when we revisit the place.

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar

Self-healing Rituals

Aside from the food, they also offer a self-healing rituals good for the mind, body, and soul. Hubby tried the Science of Breathing, this is where you breathe in through your nose and then breathe out through your mouth, you can find the instructions in the guide. It says mindful breathing helps you focus and treats depression, anxieties, and other mental dysfunctions.

They also have different stations like Alkalizing thy Body Station, Healing Station, Healing Table, Dark Room, Red Wall and Healing Garden.


Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar

Overall, it was a unique experience for us. We were not able to try all the healing stations but we enjoyed the food. Although nothing special with the taste, the fact that you are eating organic food plus the benefits of it, this is something you would want to try. Thanks, VGIB and We Want Workshops for this magical dining adventure!

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar

Vincent van Gogh is Bipolar is more than just a cafe. it is a mood-healing sanctuary. a safe haven when you are feeling depressed, stressed, agitated or just having a bad hair day. Check their Facebook page here for more details.

Van Gogh Is Bipolar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Life Updates

At last! I'm finally back online, phew! I've been without the internet since we transferred to our house in Cavite. Since then, there has been a lot of changes going on.

For today, I'm excited to share what's keeping us up and about for these past months.

Life Updates

Full-Time Mom

Finally, God answered my heart's desire to go full time! It took a lot of faith and courage for my husband to finally made this decision for the family and my heart wells with gratitude. It was a major decision for us and our eldest son was involved in this. Although it was sad to leave my home-based job, I am immensely blessed that I can now focus on managing the home as a wife, mother, and teacher to my kids.

Our Humble Abode

Last Holy Week, we transferred to Cavite. There are a lot of fears and worries at first, but knowing that God is in control, we rest our cares to Him. We were finally settled and was able to adjust. I got busy planting our yard and enjoyed it so much, it brings a lot of my memory from childhood. I'm happy that we can have our nature study just in front of our house! 

Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way

After much consideration and with the help of my dear friend Jona, we finally went Charlotte Mason Method. When I was introduced to CM last 2015 by another Sister, I found it daunting and overwhelming. I eased in some riches but didn't really go all the way. Back then, there were no support groups and it was hard implementing it when you are alone. I was drawn to Ambleside Online Curriculum and I'm glad I have a go-to person in case I have questions. Also, recently, there was a Charlotte Mason PH Facebook group created. We started AO Year 1 and currently on Term 3. I'll talk more about that in the coming days.

On Spiritual Growth

Husband and I joined a recovery program in CCF, Glorious Hope. It helps people deal with personal issues by gradually uncovering deeply buried childhood hurts that greatly affect how we view ourselves, others, our circumstances and how we behave. We are learning so much from this program and we are now entering the third month. God also gave us our first Dgroup Member and as of writing, we are now disciplining two couples, by God's grace! 

There has been a lot of things going on that drifted me away from blogging. But I'm happy to be able to blog once in a while, thanks for staying with me! God bless.


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