Stop the Signs of Aging

Experts often recommend that those looking for ways to stop or slow down the signs of ageing rely on diet and exercise. You can spend hours every day working out at home or in the gym and cut out all fat and sugar from your diet without seeing any good results. The best ways to really stop the signs of aging are with vitamins and other nutrients, which you can get from supplements and lotions.

Want to Use Lotions and Moisturizers?

There are hundreds of manufacturers and products that claim you can beat the signs of ageing and turn back the clock. You typically want to look for moisturizers and lotions that contain sunscreen and natural ingredients that will improve elasticity and boost the production of collagen. A little moisturizer applied first thing in the morning and later at night can go a long way to improving your skin.

Using Vitamins

An even better way to fight the signs of aging is with vitamins. While you can always take a number of vitamins every day, taking a supplement is even easier. At and other websites, you’ll find supplements that contain everything that you need to improve your skin and your general health. These products often contain a large amount of vitamins, including B, D and C, but you’ll also find that the supplements contain riboflavin, chromium and folic acid. Use these supplements to make your skin look younger and turn back the hands on the clock.

I Colored My White Chocolate Using Food Color

blue colored white chocolate

After buying food color and white chocolate for the cookie balls I’m going to make for my boy’s 7th birthday, I realized I did a mistake of buying water based food color instead of an oil based one. Water, oil, can’t mix but I wasn’t too cautious to read the label so there. If you put water-based food dye on white chocolate, experienced people say that it will turn into a lumpy modeling dough. Huhuhuhu!

THEN! I searched on the internet and found that you still can use water-based or gel-based food color on your white chocolate. Well, I was just too ecstatic so I immediately type here in my blog. Thanks to Cake Decor In Cairns for sharing your brilliant idea.

What I did:

The ratio is 3 white choco:1 cream. My actual measurement is 1/3 cup white chocolate and 1/4 cup cream.

Color cream first. After achieving your desired color, add it to the white chocolate. Then start to melt it on the microwave on on a double boiler. Stir it so your properly mix the color to the chocolate while it is melting.

The color is so vibrant, smells good and tastes deliciously creamy white chocolate.

The only question I have now is, is it going to harden as expected?

Will update you soon! Enjoy!


Holter Monitoring

Holter ECG

not for the faint in heart :D

My hubby called me a cyborg last Thursday night. I can’t blame him for I do looked weird with wires attached to 6 different parts of my chest and one on the tummy while I do my cooking, washing the dishes, sweeping, watering the yard, etc. This is called a Holter monitoring, simply, a 24 hour portable ECG device. It’s one of the lab tests including blood tests and 2D Echo exam that I had last week. I visited my cardiologist after 3 years; she didn’t recognize me anymore. She recommended new tests for me to see the progression of my Rheumatic Heart Disease.

Funny thing was, the day before I got this device attached to me, I told my sons that I’m going to have a new gadget. My eldest son said, ”You should download “this” game and “that” game, etc., etc. I told him that only I can use it. And he said, “ugh why mommy, ang daya!” His dad said, “He can use it after you.” And he was all smiles. Only to discover the next day that this was the gadget I was talking about. LOL :D

Funniest thing was my travel home wearing the Holter monitoring. The two lady passengers in the jeepney were eyeing me like “what’s with this girl, she came from the hospital, she might have ebola or something, with wires going on under her shirt and cotton with a tinge of blood on her arm?! I’m sorry to alarm you guys. But this is necessary for me. I could have answered and pacified all your worries but you didn’t ask. tsk tsk.

If you need to have this test, you will be asked to record in a sheet of paper that will be given to you, all your activities you had in 24 hours while you have the Holter attached to you. And if you experienced any pain or anything.

If you all wonder like my son, if it’s painful, no, it’s non-invasive. That’s also the first question I had to ask the attending staff in the lab. heehee :D But two things are, the micropores are so itchy especially after they were removed. And it’s quite a hassle moving about especially when going to the restroom or changing clothes. Good thing it’s only for 24 hours.

Enjoy your day!

What is Rheumatic Heart Disease?

Thorn In My Flesh

I Color My Own Hair At Home

Two years ago, I noticed my hair strands are turning lighter. I was so happy coz  I didn’t need to go to the salon to die my hair brown. But later on, few white strands started to show. Until time came that I can no longer hide the numerous white strands inside my crown of hair. And I said, it’s time to die my hair. I’m only 35 as of writing by the way. And if it runs in your family, you too can be having the same problem as I have. I thank Science for the invention of bubble  or foam hair color. The cost is half the price if  you would have it done in a salon. I know coz I asked two salons that I go to. hhh :D

People who saw me thought I had my hair colored in a salon. Na-ah! I colored it myself. It’s now easy to die your own hair using bubble or foam color. Sorry the photo is blurred so I will narrate the steps below. This is at the back of Lolane Z-Cool Bubble Color Foam. But it’s the same direction with other bubble color foam types.

how to use bubble hair color foam

How To Use Bubble Color Foam:

1. Pour #1 bottle (color foam) to #2 which is the developer or the one where you close with the pump.

How to color hair using bubble color foam

2. Mix the pump bottle gently by swirling 10 times. Don’t shake vigorously. Pump out the foam on your palm. (Be sure to use gloves included in the box.) If you see that the foam is still runny, turn the bottle sideways left and right gently to mix the substance thoroughly.

How to use bubble hair color foam

3. Apply foam on dry hair until all your hair is covered. I have chest-length thick hair and I use up til 3/4 of the color mixture. So a bottle could color hair longer than mine. The mixture is usable until after 45 minutes only. So if you have short hair, you can share the whole bottle with someone also with mid-length hair.


4. Leave for 30 minutes.

5. Rinse your hair and apply the intense hair conditioner included in the pack. I suggest that you finish the contents of the pack for smoother hair. And they smell great too!

before hair color

Before hair color. The whites are just not visible in this photo but they’re there.

Schwarzkopf Freshlight Berry Ash

Schwarzkopf Freshlight Berry Ash

Lolane Bubble Color Foam in Mint

Lolane Bubble Color Foam in Mint

Lolane Bubble Foam Mint

after 1 week