7.15.2014

Full Term


I know I haven't been posting things here on my blog primarily because I spend a lot of time resting as I await for the arrival of my baby boy. Finally the time has come! I'm actually writing this blog entry while I'm admitted here at The Medical City as I prepare for my schedules C-section tomorrow. I cannot fathom my emotions cause feel excited and anxious at the same time. Excited, cause finally after 9 months of pregnancy, I'll finally be able to see, touch, hug and kiss my little angel. You also know the struggles I faced just to carry this little baby inside me -- I was asked to rest for a month when I found out I was 8 weeks pregnant; confined because of premature contractions on my 4th month and again was asked to rest again for more than 2 months. When I went back to work on my 6th month, I was in and out of the ER because of premature labor (as always). Finally, after all these hardships has finally come to an end and in a day, I'll be able to see the fruit of my labor, our little miracle.


Anyways, Paolo took these photos last night after my last prenatal check-up. I was initially hesitant to have my photos taken cause I feel and look so big already but, heck its my last preggy OOTD so better show it off. I really got so big in my last trimester of pregnancy (I gained a total of 50lbs in my pregnancy), causing me to get some unwanted stretchmarks on my belly. My thighs, hips and legs (even nose) got bigger and I'm starting to feel a little depressed with my appearance. Hopefully after my C-section I'll be able to lose weight and go back to working out when I'm fully healed.


Top: Mothercare | Leggings: SM GTW | Sandals: Random

Funny how everytime I feel down with my appearance, Paolo always reassures me that I am the most beautiful woman in his eyes. He always tells me that "nothing is sexier than to see a woman carrying my own child." He also tells me "anong gusto mo, looking sexy and flawless o no baby?" I feel so lucky that I have a supportive husband who's always there with me throughout my pregnancy. 

Anyways, gotta go to rest now! I hope you guys liked my post. Hopefully I could blog soon and show you guys how my little angel will look like.
Much Love, TBD

7.05.2014

Wen Cleansing Conditioner: A Review


A few weeks back, I wrote about this wonderful hair product called WEN. WEN, a cleansing conditioner is a revolutionary 5-in-1 formula that can take place of a normal shampoo conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner. It has all natural ingredients that cleanses the hair without stripping the hair's natural oils. Hence, WEN promises to make the hair stronger, moisturized and give better color retention.


Finally, after weeks of anticipation, I was able to try the conditioner myself. Since I got pregnant, I became very cautious of the products that I will apply to my body. When I heard that WEN has no harmful ingredients, I was instantly sold to the product. (I started using all-natural products the since I became pregnant).



Here are some of my observations:
  •  It has a light pomegranate scent which indicates the absence of artificial chemicals
  • it has a soft, creamy texture that makes it easy to apply as a conditioner and as a leave on product
  • It is easy to apply and even easier to rinse! Unlike other conditioners, this product is easy to cleanse that gives me the ease that I won't get dandruff after applying conditioner (which I always do whenever I apply one after shampooing)
  • It can be used as a leave in conditioner, making my hair moisturized and of course, smell good
  • I love the packaging and the instructions cause it tells you how much conditioner your hair needs, hence not putting some of the products to waste
  • It can be used as a shampoo hence lessening the harmful effects of "shampooing" to the hair

All in all, I actually like this product and I might repurchase it. I have been using this for a few days already and I still have to observe the (good) changes it will give my hair weeks after my use. 

Hope you guys like my post! Feel free to comment your thoughts :D

WEN Cleansing conditioner is available in Sweet Almond Mint and Pomegranate and is available at (selected) the beauty section of SM Department Store like SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Makati and SM Southmall.

Much Love,
The Bargain Doll

6.30.2014

Get that Perfect First Impression with Maybelline!


As a woman who is always out in a field and trying to make a sale, first impression matters. Since my job is into sales, I need to look pleasant and appealing to my target customers. 
Imagine if I look like this? Do you think someone would like to buy from a lady who looks tired, stressed and haggard?Of course not! Good thing there is a makeup product that could change people's first impression in you in just seconds!

So from looking haggard, tired (and very pregnant) I looked like this in an instant:

In just an instant I looked younger and fresh after applying Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Stick! In seconds, my look transformed without applying a lot of products in my face. A lot of people have been commenting that I look glowing and blooming lately despite the fact that I'm nearing my due and carrying a boy inside me.

Because I love its effect on my face, let me share with you my thoughts on the product.
Packaging
Whenever people see this BB Stick, they all say "Is that a concealer?" most of them won't believe everytime I tell them its actually a BB (cream) transformed in a stick. It is light and easy to carry and even easier to apply. Just draw on your face and voila! You get instantly smooth, fair and even shine free skin.

(Yes I do my make-up inside my car, while going to work)


Texture and Coverage
I used to be a big fan of BB creams until I got tired of always getting oily face hours after application. I also tend to look paper white or grayish in photos hence my preference to pressed powders or liquid foundation. However, this Clear Smooth BB Stick changed my apprehensions on BB creams. Aside from the fact that it is easy to apply, it is also very light to the skin. It is very very easy to apply and it doesn't leave that "oily" feel to the skin. Since I have a VERY OILY skin, I love the fact that after 8 hours, my T-zone is still shine-free. It has a medium coverage that is perfect for work and has SPF 21 that's beneficial for someone who is always exposed to the sun.

On top of all, it is very affordable!



I probably spent another 5-10 minutes completing my work look by doing my brows, putting on blush on and adding a light lip color. Note: I did not put concealer cause the stick was enough to hide my unwanted marks. It definitely made my skin looked flawless without the use of concealers or primers.

So for those of you who want to make that perfect first impression last, try Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Stick. It will definitely transform your haggard moments to gorgeous days. Instead of people shying away from you, this product would definitely make heads turn and be impressed on how polished, confident or even sexy you look! Just how it transformed me from looking like a tired pregnant lady to a charming, hardworking and confident working mom!

Hope you liked my post!

For more information on this product (and other Maybelline products), you can visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/maybellinephilippines
Much Love,
The Bargain Doll