Toby's Sports: National Sports and Fitness Day

Mark your calendars: October 1, 2017 is Natonal Sports and Fitness Day!

Toby's Sports, the largest multi-brand sports retailer in the Philippines, announced that they're celebrating the 1st National Sports and Fitness Day on October 1, 2017. This event is to further highlight the positive benefits of sports and fitness activities for Filipinos of all ages.

Apart from having the widest selection of sports products from our favorite brands in the industry, Toby's Sports has also been at the forefront of the sports and fitness movement through several initiatives like youth sports foundation, regular sports events for amateurs and consistently partnering with other organizations that are dedicated to improving people's lives through sports.

Truly, Toby's Sports is dedicated to help customers find the right gear and assist them in their journey to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Don't miss this! ❤

Cooking Oil That's Best For Your Heart

Since we became restaurateurs, Deo and I are extra conscious about the type of oils that we use - whether for the business or for our personal use. Though some cooking oils put your cardiovascular health at risk, others provide essential good fats that our bodies need.

One of the healthiest and most recommended oils in the market is canola oil, which contains heart-healthy nutrients called phytosterols (an all-natural plant extract that can reduce your body's cholesterol level by up to 15%). Leading oil brand Golden Fiesta by NutriAsia offers this! :)

So why do you need to switch to Golden Fiesta Canola Oil?

Golden Fiesta Canola Oil is a rich source of phytosterols. Scientific studies and trials show that consumption of 2 grams of phytosterols per day may diminish the risk of coronary heart disease, which is one of the leading causes of death worldwide.

Made from the seeds of canola flowers, Golden Fiesta Canola Oil is also rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6, which are also beneficial in lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and some types of cancer when combined with a healthy diet and exercise.

Compared to other vegetable oils, canola oil has a low level of uric acid, glucosinolates, and saturated fatty acids and bad fats, making it one of the healthiest and more widely used oils in the market.

When you go to the supermarket, choose the cooking oil that's best for your heart - the NutriAsia Golden Fiesta Canola Oil!

Achieve Hair Goals with Cream Silk's Customized Solutions

Have you heard of Cream Silk's most beautiful transformation yet? Every Modern Filipinas' hair needs will be addressed through their Customized Solutions' new formulation and look. Whether your crowning glory suffers from hair fall, dullness, dryness, dandruff, and unwanted color, you have the #PowerToTransform and achieve your hair goals.

On me: top from Zara | skirt courtesy of Penshoppe

Cream Silk has always been my trusted conditioner brand for years. I've tried using different brands before but end up switching back to Cream Silk the day after.

Since college, my hair's always exposed to heat, coloring and styling tools, making it frizzy and prone to breakage. I've been using the Standout Straight variant daily to help control unruly hair. Indeed, it instantly makes my hair straight and beautiful!

The new Cream Silk range has 7 customized solutions, but you might have several hair problems to address and need only one conditioner. If my fellow Modern Filipinas are unsure of which variant to get, I suggest you try out Cream Silk's Hair Profiler on their website. Those 4 easy steps will definitely help you decide! :)

Interestingly, their Hair Profiler led me to the Dry Rescue variant. I picked "nourished, straight, shiny, and protected from damage" and the system recommended that for my concerns. Trying that one immediately!

Along with its reformulation, Cream Silk also transformed to its new look with their powerful endorsers on the packs. Heart Evangelista (Pink), Coleen Garcia (Green), Nadine Lustre (Blue), Pia Wurtzbach (Gold), Yassi Pressman (Orange), Julie Anne San Jose (Violet), and Rachelle Ann Go (Red). With their own stories of transformation, these celebrities serve to epitomize the Cream Silk woman, and to empower other Filipinas to believe that they, too, can become the best they can be.

How about you? Which among the 7 Cream Silk's all new customized solutions are you using? :)

Life Lately and Quick Selfie Test (Oppo F3)

Whew! The past 2 weeks were INSANE and we're not yet done hustlin'. In case you didn't know, Deo and I have finally established our own full-blown restaurant called "Wild Kinjo" - our second and, by far, biggest venture for 2017. I'll dedicate a separate blog post for Wild Kinjo very soon, but in case you want real-time updates, I regularly upload via Instagram stories. :)

Wild Kinjo is officially open starting September 11, 2017, 12NN-10PM. It's conveniently located just beside UST, a few walks away from the university's gate along P. Noval. We're serving Japanese x Latin American cuisine, and we can't wait for YOU to try out our dishes!

Address: Unit 2C 981 P. Noval Street corner Delos Reyes Street, Manila

On me: top courtesy of Wrangler | DIY paint splatter denims courtesy of Penshoppe | Adidas Stan Smiths | Forever 21 biker jacket

Anyway, back to the main topic! After publishing my Oppo F3 Selfie Expert blog post, I've received several requests to show selfie tests using the said phone. I bet you got curious with its beautification feature and the two built-in cameras! ;)

While our restaurant was under construction, Deo and I were there everyday - running errands like buying from the hardware store, painting walls, and so much more. During those days, I didn't wear ANY makeup at all because we were always sweating like crazy and (literally) doing dirty work.

These photos taken by my Oppo F3 didn't show how haggard I am. Is this phone made of magic?!

Also, notice the difference between the two selfies below.

The first photo shows a wider selfie - an example of the secondary camera's range for field of view. If this was a group photo, I'm sure you'd appreciate it more, but you get the point. :) Second one's the normal selfie mode.

For more details about the Oppo F3 Selfie Expert, check out my unboxing post.