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Lipstick 101

Happy National Lipstick Day ladies!
Here are some fun lipstick facts for you to learn today :)

And I am so happy to share that it is my first year to celebrate
Lipstick Day using organic lipsticks!!!

I've been loving them and I encourage you to switch as well.

Why do you have to switch?

I went to Morocco last year and I saw firsthand how an organic argan oil is made. It sure takes time but the process is amazing! Plus we get to help women in Morocco have a fair trade living.

Here are the different shades of
Neal's Yard Remedies Lipsticks:

Which shade of nature will you choose?

Message me! :)

Homemade Tocino

TOCINO  is bacon in Spanish,  typically made from the pork belly,  which is popular in the Philippines due to the Spanish colonization.
In Caribbean countries, such as Puerto Rico and Cuba,  tocino is made from pork fatback (equivalent to slab bacon cut)  and neither cured nor smoked,  but just fried until very crunchy and added to recipes,  much like lardons in French cuisine.
When I was young, my mom used to make homemade tocino for our own consumption as well as a side business.
Different regions in the Philippines has their own version. Mine is more of what I've grown up with but has been altered for healthier reasons.
And no preservative or artificial color added.
You can freeze them for later consumption as well.
Before I start the recipe, I would like to share some info  on why I have altered the traditional ingredients. You can use whatever suits you.

*Traditionally in the Philippines, we use banana ketchup as it is sweet. But so far I haven't seen an organic version. …


April – concentration and memory
If you’re finding staying focused and remembering things a challenge,  then you’ll love our practical tips and natural remedies to help get you back in the zone. 
It’s often hard to stay focused, make decisions and remember important information.  Amongst day-to-day stresses, whether it’s a presentation at work or exam time revision,  your brain can sometimes need a bit of help to stay focused. 
Here are a few of the tips we’ve found most helpful:

If concentrating isn’t coming naturally,  you can train your brain one step at a time.  Start by eliminating distractions and focus on a single task for 30 minutes. Then build up your ‘focus stamina’ over time.  Regular meditation and reading can also help. So dig out that novel you’ve always wanted to read.

Start your day with a revitalising mug of Organic Refreshing Tea and a Cognitive Supplement – packed with all-natural ingredients including gingko biloba, vitamin B5 and …

Potato Omelette

Hi everyone!
Today is National Tater Day!
And that means that I am eating potatoes all day long. haha
So for brunch, I made a super simple POTATO OMELETTE.

It is so easy to make and it doesn't even need a blogpost  but someone in my IG requested for it.
Ingredients: (organic whenever possible) 1 medium-sized potato 2 eggs pinch of salt olive oil/butter
Directions: Peel the potato. Slice into strips like fries/chips. Heat oil/butter and sauté potato until soft or brown  depending on your preference. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt. Pour into the potato slices. Let the egg set. And that's it really!
Enjoy your simple yet healthy tater! :)

Fragrance 101

It is National Fragrance Day! Let us talk about some info about fragrances.

Neal's Yard Remedies, an ethical organic and natural health and beauty company, do NOT use phalates.
Let us discover what is inside a perfume.
For educational purposes, we are going digging into Pure Essence No. 2 Rose

Ethereal and eternally romantic, the sophisticated, velvety scent of rose  is imbued with wonderfully calming and uplifting properties.
We've blended hundred petalled and damask roses  with organic rose geranium, organic cedar wood  and pink pepper to create a beautifully subtle, natural scent. TOP NOTES: Palmarosa and pink pepper -these give the first impression of a fragrance.   MIDDLE NOTES Damask rose, hundred petalled rose and rose geranium -often called the "HEART NOTES", as these make up the main body of the fragrance.

 BASE NOTES Cedarwood and benzoin -these give the fragrance depth and help ground the lighter notes.
Directions: Spray onto pulse points and décolleté.  W…

Sleep Solutions "Cheat Sheet"

Do you know that today, March 18th is WORLD SLEEP DAY?

How well we sleep is tangled up with so many aspects of our lives:  what we are eating,  the amount of stress we are under,  the demands of balancing life and work  and the physical atmosphere of our bedrooms are just some of these.
While the occasional sleepless night is understandable,  even to be expected when occasional insomnia turns to chronic insomnia  it’s important to take actions to remedy things.
There is now a wealth of information to show that chronic lack of sleep can lead to  depression, premature ageing and weight gain.

If you are having trouble sleeping here’s our best ‘cheat sheet’ solutions to help you get back on track.

Lack of sleep can be sue to nutrient imbalances.  If stress is keeping you awake at night consider if you are getting enough of the following:
B vitamins  Stress depletes B vitamins which are necessary to  balance moods, improve energy levels and  promote the production of serotoni…

Green Smoothie

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
Today, we are going easy on beer
(no Guinness this time). Instead I made a  GREEN SMOOTHIE!

Ingredients *preferably organic
Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Greens Complex -1 tsp
*only $1.28/serving! Cheap for a certified organic good stuff Spinach -a handful Parsley - a handful Apple juice -250 ml Avocado -1/2  Blueberries - a handful
optional ingredients: Omega 3.6.9 Organic Oil Blend- 2-3 tsp and/or organic virgin coconut oil- 1 tbsp  baobab-1 tsp  bee pollen -1 tsp

Just put them all in the blender. Enjoy!
*good for 1 serving


To learn more about the Guide to Pesticides in Produce,
click here.

Here's a cheat sheet you can print out
and place in your wallet or stick on your fridge.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Hi everyone!
I haven't blogged in like forever. lol
But due to some requests in Instagram, I am back to share my GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP recipe.

Usually Filipinos use lemon soda to marinate the shrimp or use it as a stock. But since I'm on a healthier journey, I've been staying away from soda. So in mt recipe, I am using the real deal: fresh lemon! :)
Ingredients *preferably organic 
4 tbsp unsalted butter  16 medium shrimp (depends on your preference if peeled or unpeeled, with head or headless) sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chicken stock Juice of 1/2 lemon chopped fresh parsley

Melt 2 tablespoons in a pan. Add shrimp. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.  Cook shrimp until pink then set aside. Add garlic to the skillet and cook. Stir in chicken stock and lemon juice.  Bring to a boil and simmer until reduced by half.  Stir in remaining butter until melted. Stir in shrimp and gently toss with parsley to combine…