Nice Day Coffee x Ellen Adarna's Banned Commercial

Coffee's like my fuel of life. It's been my best bud since college (for all those early starts and sleepless nights) 'til now that I'm working. Aside from the benefits we can get from drinking coffee, if we'll be as sexy as Ellen Adarna after a couple of cups, perhaps we'd intake gallons! :p Get knocked out with this super hot and controversial TV commercial of Ellen featuring Nice Day Coffee!

Dude, solid!!! Smokin' hot!

Because Nice Day Coffee believes that "Healthy is Hot", I think Ellen, who's a huge fitness junkie and has flawless skin, is a good match for the brand. Nice Day Coffee offers so much more than your ordinary joe. With its premium blend of ingredients, Nice Day Coffee came up with 3 exceptional variants - Slim, Cleanse and White (all embodied by Ellen, obviously). :)

Nice Day Coffee SLIM 6-in-1 Mix is a safe and effective dietary coffee mixture that contains CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) Fat Burner, L-Carnitine and Fiber that aids in weight management.

Nice Day Coffee CLEANSE 10-in-1 Mix is a master composition of all the health beneficial sources from Ganoderma, the most nutritious medicinal mushroom, that actively combats cancer cell growth and proliferation, Grape Seed, Goji Berry "Superfruit", Cranberry, Sylimarin and Coconut Sugar.

If Ellen Adarna drinks Nice Day Coffee, it won't hurt if you'll also try it! ;)

About Time

Squeezing in an outfit post before dozing off... again! :p I love long weekends and holidays because I get to extend my precious time with my bed, catch up on books and movies, be on my pajamas the entire day and just call 8-MCDO whenever I'm hungry. I feel like I gained so much weight this 3-day break! Ugh. While most people are taking advantage of the free days by going to the beach or anywhere far, I'm actually having the time of my life inside my room. Hahahaha! But seriously, I needed this break. Almost having flu for the nth time this year. My system's been cranky this 2014. #whatswrongwithme #helloBerocca

One huge anyway, perhaps you've seen About Time already. I watched it again last Saturday and got into the lines once more. Even though time traveling's not really possible, there are parts from the movie that you can apply on a daily basis. As mentioned by Tim, "all we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride." ;)

On me: Foxy Cherry Shop top | necklace gift from Tracy's US trip | floral high waist shorts courtesy of Forever 21 | sandals courtesy of Call It Spring

From the movie, Tim's dad has a two-part plan slash a secret formula for happiness. They're lucky because they can travel back in time there, so part one was living an ordinary life, living it day by day, like anyone else. If all else fails comes part two...

"He told me to live every day again almost exactly the same. The first time with all the tensions and worries that stop us noticing how sweet the world can be, but the second time noticing."

Personally, I think it's a brilliant formula. Due to the stress and pressures we deal with everyday, we tend to forget and notice all the beautiful things around us. I'm guilty of this especially on days when there's overflowing workload, or the hassle traffic even on my shortcut or secret streets. But something inside me screams and reminds me of the mantra I try to exercise - appreciation. You know what I'm talking about, and maybe you should try it, too! ;)

Oh and by the way, I wore this ensemble to the Instax DIY Day at Centris and the Saturdate I had with my blog sisters Ana, Tracy and Christine two weeks back! :)

Photos by Tracy Ayson

Do you have a formula for happiness, too? Please share them with me in the comments section below! :)

Teddy's Bigger Burgers in Manila + How to Win Free Burgers

Aloha! Calling the attention of foodies and burger lovers! Teddy's Bigger Burgers, the very famous diner and burger joint in Hawaii is finally in Manila! :)

Today, Teddy's Bigger Burgers has officially opened their first store in Greenbelt 3. It rained burgers as early as 7:00AM, for they generously treated their first 5 guests with 1 YEAR SUPPLY of Teddy's Burgers, and the first 100 guests with 5oz Original Burgers! CRAZYYY!!!

I feel so privileged to be one of the first few to try out Teddy's Bigger Burgers last August 20 for their media launch and soft opening. It was a night filled with burgers, fries, shakes and other yummy offers!! :)

Everyone's energy that night was insane! You'll notice the diner's fast paced but very friendly environment. All smiles! :)

Aaand finally, food! :p We were given the freedom to choose anything we like from Teddy's menu. Our picks - all with 100% US Ground Chuck, cooked Medium Well and stacked with special sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles!

Teddy's 5oz Teri Burger (combo with Fries and Soda) + pineapples!

Ava's: Teddy's 5oz Cheese Burger (combo with Onion Rings and Milkshake)

Mine: Teddy's 5oz Cheese Burger (combo with Fries and Lemonade)

You still have the chance to win a FREE Teddy's Burger! Simply take a selfie with Teddy's Bigger Burgers standee in Greenbelt 3 and 5, upload the photo in Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #teddysburgersph. This promo's until September 3, 2014. Winners will be announced on September 10, 2014. :)

Thank you so much Teddy's Bigger Burgers Philippines for having us! We're totally coming back! ❤❤❤

Converse Fall 2014 All Star Collection

Converse is classic. I've been a fan of the brand since high school and I remember wearing their canvas in white or cream (which was bawal, because we're only allowed to wear white sneakers, and telling everyone it's just dirty hahaha) for days when we're on club and PE. Even when I entered college, I continued sporting their sneakers for days when we're allowed to wear anything casual. I'm certainly a fan, that's why I still can't believe I'm blogging for the brand for almost a year now! :)

Anyway, just recently, Converse Philippines released their Fall 2014 All Star Collection. This time, they're featuring new silhouettes and elevated detailing - plus a new addition called the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber which can protect your feet from rainy days and music festival mud pits. You'll see more of that later!

 They never fail to amaze me with how they style their headquarters every time I visit! Always so fun and hip!

This season, Converse is all out for sleek monochromatic looks, distressed washes, contemporary graphic prints and leathers! See more of their new releases as you scroll! :)

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber
The new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber features a French terry lining with a rubber upper in rich monochromatic colors. Designed with a gusseted tongue and brass eyelets, the water resistant line is built to help protect you on rainy days.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Tri Zip
A brand new style for fall, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Tri Zip features zipper detailing with pops of color and materials. The collection is available in sparkle washed canvas and premium suede. Details such as leather zipper pulls and waxed laces complete the collection that's perfect for day or night.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Woven
The material featured on the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Woven has hand-crafted look and feel with details such as round leather laces and tanned leather toecaps. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Woven is available as a high-top and low-top styles.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70 returns with updated prints including zebra, giraffe and cheetah animal prints. Additionally, the zebra print featured UV sensitive technology, turning the white of the shoe royal blue and laces yellow when exposed to the light.

Shopped at Converse with my family yesterday and here are my picks! So hard to choose!!!

Thank you so much Converse Philippines for the loveee!!! ❤❤❤

Brighter Days

Can't believe I almost forgot to blog about this look! I was actually looking for a file in my laptop's folders and suddenly I stumbled upon these photos. This is actually one of my favorite ensembles so it's really insane that I failed to post this OOTD right away. Phew! #LolaArnie

Anymoo, after my Smooth Sailin' post, I received questions (via Twitter and email) on how I managed to remain positive and achieved the state of "contentment". Honestly, I'm not sure if I can call myself contented with everything that I have right now because I still have a lot of dreams to chase and fulfill. Everyone's searching for ways to find happiness and that's downright normal. :) As long as you don't forget to thank God even for the tiniest accomplishment, you're on the right path.

On me: top and shorts courtesy of Plains & Prints | Manuella heels courtesy of Memorata by CLN

Just to share with you, each day I try to do little good deeds like the following:

1. Call a friend out of the blue, just to say hi and ask about his/her day.

2. Smile at people.

3. Give good hugs.

4. Sing in the shower. Or sing everywhere. :p

5. Genuinely say encouraging things to your colleagues.

6. Pray and thank God - for that safe cab ride, the beautiful sunshine, the rain, the delicious meals you had, your friends, your family, the good coffee you drank, your 10-minute nap, etc. There are million things to be grateful for, so there's no reason for you not to talk to God.

Exert conscious effort to apply these easy tips, and your days will be brighter! ❤

Notes about the outfit: Maybe now you know why this is one of my favorite ensembles! It's wise to pick matchy clothes 'cos you can wear them at the same time, or pair them with different tops and bottoms. Best of both worlds! ;) I'm so glad Plains & Prints came up with this design! ❤

It's also wise to pick shoes that you feel comfortable in. This pair of minimalist heels from Memorata by CLN are undoubtedly fashionable and you can wear them for hours without hurting your feet! ;)

Photos by Ana Gonzales

How do you make your days brighter? :) Share them with me in the comments section below! I'd love to know!

Smooth Sailin'

Lately, my ship's sailing smoothly and I know it's heading to the right direction. My life's now calm and very happy after months of going through the storm and big scary waves. As long as you have a strong faith and relationship with God, you'll get over all the hardships, even when you feel like they're never gonna end. :)

On me: cropped top courtesy of The Sweet Cloth | necklace courtesy of CNA | distressed boyfriend jeans courtesy of Hershoppe | sandals courtesy of Call It Spring 

Never noticed how "on-the-rocks" my life was? That's because I never showed it. Not that I'm hiding under a mask; I just tried my best to be happy and changed the way I see things everyday. It helps when you control your perception and appreciate even the tiniest glow you see. Keep your face always toward the sunshine. :)

It's inevitable, we'll encounter tough moments again soon. But at least now you know how to deal with them - positivity plus strong faith, prayers and relationship with God. Kakayanin mo yan! :)

Side note: These Hershoppe distressed jeans and Call It Spring sandals are my new favorites!!! I can't stop using them!!! ❤❤❤

How do you deal with tough times? Share them in the comments section below! :)

Hope your ships are sailing smoothly, loveys! xx