Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pampering Your Skin Before the Big Day!!!

The day before my wedding day, my cousins treat me to a relaxing spa. According to them, this will bring out my skin's natural glow. We had a 4 hours pampering and I really love it!

Here's some tips I got for you all bride-to-be

Every bride wants her wedding to be picture perfect - from the dress to the flowers to the food at the reception. And of course, brides want to be beautiful, both for the ceremony and for the wedding pictures. Beauty starts with good skin, so start planning ahead to ensure flawless skin on the big day.

There's no makeup that can compete with the glow of healthy skin, so now is the time to get serious about skin care. To help diminish facial wrinkles, you'll want a product that contains peptides, amino acids which stimulate the skin to synthesize its own collage, the substance that keeps your skin firm and elastic. It's proven that peptides twice a day for 30 days will have a substantial impact on your skin.

Chellá, a professional skin care line previously available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, has patented an ingredient called the Chell-X Complex, which contains peptides combined with other key ingredients to stimulate your skin's natural collagen production. Studies show that the collagen peptides in Chellá's products increased the synthesis of collagen by 350 percent.

What that means to you is that your skin will look and feel years younger. The products are easy to use and designed for any skin type, and the complete product line is now available online.

Here are some additional tips to get your skin - and the rest of you -- looking gorgeous for your wedding day:

  • Pay attention to nutrition - when you're stressed, it is easy to fall into the trap of either not eating or eating nothing but junk, and both options can take a toll on your skin. Make a conscious effort to eat a balanced diet. It will give you energy to tackle all those wedding details and keep your skin looking healthy.

  • Look good, feel good - Physical activity is a great stress-buster, and it can help you shed those final few pounds before the wedding; a vigorous workout is also good for your pores. You don't have to work out like you're training for a marathon -- something as simple as a walk after dinner can help clear your mind and get your metabolism going.

  • Take a break - Sure, you have a million and one things to get done, but you need to take time to relax. A massage is the perfect antidote to pre-wedding stress. Since you're already pampering your skin, you won't need a facial, so why not splurge on a manicure or pedicure instead?

  • Get plenty of rest - You'll be better able to deal with any wedding complications if you aren't sleep deprived. And who wants dark circles under their eyes? The amount of sleep you need varies from person to person, but make sure you're getting enough to function at full capacity during the day.

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009

    The Ultimate Software

    I have been experiencing lags in my personal computer's performances. It is causing me delays especially when I was still preparing for my wedding. Since, I only have little knowledge on computers and internet connections, I asked my friend, who owns a local computer store, to help me out with my problem. According to him, I need to download File extension Qxd in order to do away with the hassles brought about by the constant upgrading and updating of my computer's operating system. Indeed my friend was right about it, now computer is now perfectly working!
    Try checking out their site and you will see that they offer driver detective system that will instantly updates all of your computer drivers. This system works well both for Apple Mackintosh and Windows computers. This software has the ability to scan and repair your computer system in order to make it work perfectly.
    By reading this site I am now confident that there are indeed solutions with regard to my computer's poor performance. I will be downloading this software myself to ensure my computer's efficiency and safety. Try it for yourself! The site offers free download of this amazing software. Remember its File Extension Qxd, the solution to your computer problem.

    Sunday, April 19, 2009

    Five Preferred Weddings Songs

    I grabbed this tag from my good friend, Meryl. She has been so nice to me and I discovered that we share the same interests. Thanks for this one ryl.

    here are my five preferred wedding songs:
    1. When God Made You - This song was sang by the group called Newsong. The lyrics simply captures my heart.
    2. The Way You Look Tonight - this song was sang by micheal buble. Such a wonderful song, ideal for the couple's first dance
    3. Someone Like You- this song was originally from the play Dr. Jekyl and Hyde. This was sang by my favorite Ms. Leah Salonga. It has a very nice lyrics and melody.
    4. From This Moment - perfect song for couples exchanging their vows.
    5. Seasons of Love - from the broadway musical "The Rent". Very nice lyrics!

    The above mentioned are only a few of my preferred/favorite wedding songs. Check out my previous posts and you will see more!

    Now, I'm tagging my friends Grace, Lizzie and you! Have fun sharing the songs that capture your heart!

    Meme Rules:
    1.Choose any song that fits the event. Any artist and genre will do.
    2.Post your answers and tag five people in your list.
    3. Don't forget to mention and link the person who invited you to play.

    Affordable Wedding Invites

    When we were planning for our wedding, one of our major concern was the wedding invitation. For me, it has to be simple yet elegant. It has to depict our personality without compensating the quality of the invitation. We have to be precise with what we want our invitation to look like so as to lessen the expenses in lay outing and in reprinting the invitation. We looked over the internet for some samples of cheap wedding invitations and indeed I discovered some elegant invitations with nice wordings.

    Looking at the site was a sort of a relief for me. I have found the perfect invitation with a perfect design, just the way we both want it to be. So for all of your wedding invitation and wedding announcement needs, feel free to visit the site and you will see designs from traditional designs to theme wedding designs or anything that would best suit your taste!.

    Friday, April 17, 2009

    Planning Your Honeymoon

    I think honeymoon is probably the most rewarding part after all the hassles of wedding preparation. You now get to relax and spend time together as a couple, this time "alone". Some say it marks the beginning of your married life. If this is so, the couple should hit it off and jump start it right. Here are some practical tips I read on planning your honeymoon....

    Decide on a Honeymoon Budget:

    You may have already decided this when planning your wedding budget. If not, sit down and do this before you decide anything else. Figure out if you have any frequent flier miles or hotel miles that can be used towards your trip. Consider putting all of the wedding expenses on a credit card that earns frequent flier miles for your honeymoon. (Be sure to pay it off every month – you don’t want to start a new marriage with a ton of new debt.)

    Decide When to Go and For How Long:

    First, figure out how many vacation days you have accrued, and how many of them you’ll need before the wedding for last minute planning. (It’s not uncommon for brides to take a week off, and grooms to take a couple of days.) Do you want to leave the morning after your wedding? Or, do you want to have some time after the wedding to unwind and pack when you’ll be more focused on it, and take your honeymoon a few days or even a few weeks later? Another option, for those who don’t have a lot of vacation days, is to take a weekend “mini-moon” after the wedding, and then take a long second honeymoon on your first anniversary.

    Decide Where to Go on Your Honeymoon

    : Each of you should take a few minutes to separately write down what you envision doing on your honeymoon. Do you want somewhere warm or cold? Do you want to go someplace far away and new, or someplace close to home? Do you want a resort where there will be other honeymooners to socialize with, or someplace secluded where it will just be the two of you? Do you want to be in a city with museums, restaurants and nightlife or, do you want there to be lots of athletic activities available? Perhaps you’ll just want to spend a lot of time in the room! Once each of you has your list, compare. Where there are differences, see if there’s one place that might have the best of both worlds.

    Consider Visiting a Travel Agent:

    While most people are booking travel online these days, a travel agent can be extremely helpful when planning a honeymoon. Not only will he or she have ideas about places you might not have thought of, but they’ll be familiar with those details like “do you need a visa?” and when the rainy season is. They might also have special packages or deals to pass on to you.

    Learn More about Where You’re Going:

    It’s never too early to get excited. As soon as you’ve picked a spot, buy a travel book, so you can read about all there is to do and see.

    Arrange for Passports and Visas, if Necessary. Make Sure Your Driver’s License is Up to Date.

    These pesky little details can take time and therefore are one of the first things you should do, once you know where you are going. I’ll never forget the trip where I got to the counter of the rental car agency only to be told that my driver’s license had expired only days before. Luckily the person I was with could rent the car, but I would have been better off with a little forethought.

    Friday, April 10, 2009

    Home and Garden Needs

    Since we have moved into our new home after our wedding, we have a lot of improvements to do. My husband and I are planning on buying home appliances and furniture that would complement the size and color of our interiors. We have no idea on these matters since we are only starting as a couple so I check over the internet for some tips and ideas in home beautification. I discovered a very helpful site called ShopWiki. It is a one-stop online shop that caters all our shopping needs.

    Looking into the home and decor section, I found some interesting things to buy that I think would surely put some colors in our home. The beds and mattresses they feature look very soft and comfortable plus the lamps that makes the room look more cozy.

    Another thing my husband and I are considering is how to maintain the cleanliness of the house, so we checked further into their home maintenance products that indeed will make our life easier. We planned on buying a vacuum cleaner as this would be a big help to us when cleaning the house. One special request I got from my husband is that I should consider buying new garden hose for him. He wanted to do some landscaping in our garden and he needs a hose to water all the plants. Who would have thought that all of these basic home needs are made available online. So if you're have problems with your home care needs, check out this amazing site and enjoy shopping with just a click of your fingers.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    Faces of Love

    Want to share this story to all of you who believes in love


    Milton Berle once quipped that "all the world loves a lover --
    except people who are waiting to use the phone."

    Love has many faces. The faces we see so often are ones of
    infatuation and romance. We speak of "falling in love" and feel,
    too, as if we are in free fall. But the face of love I appreciate
    the most is not romance, as much as I am drawn to it, but one I
    can always count on to be there. It is the face of devotion.

    I see that face in the couple who were engaging in a dinner time
    disagreement. To the children's amazement, their father jumped up
    from the table, grabbed two sheets of paper, and said to his
    wife, "Let's make a list of everything we don't like
    about each other." (I don't recommend the technique as an example
    of healthy conflict management. But please finish the story....)

    She agreed and proceeded to write. He, meanwhile, sat and
    glowered. She looked up and he began to write. When she continued
    listing complaints, he stared across the table at her. Again,
    when she looked up he put pen to paper and continued writing. He
    stopped to watch her, and every time she caught his eye, he wrote

    They finally finished. "Let's exchange complaints," he said. They
    gave each other their lists.

    She glanced at his sheet and pleaded, "Give mine back!" All down
    his sheet he had written: "I love you, I love you, I love you."
    Their children have always remembered that moment with humor and

    As much as I enjoy romance, it's an unwavering devotion that I
    need the most. I need to know that love which says, "I will be
    with you through it all." It is a face which can often be seen on
    parents and grandparents, on spouses, and even on very good
    friends. And it is a face which, when I gaze closely enough, I
    can see in it something of the face of God.

    If you haven't noticed that face lately, look closely. You might
    be surprised where you find it!

    Monday, April 6, 2009

    Churches for your Wedding

    Here's a list of churches you may want to check if your planning for your big day!!!


    Manila Cathedral
    San Agustin Church


    Basilica of Sto. Niño
    Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
    Sacred Heart Church
    San Carlos Church
    Santo Rosario Parish


    Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
    St. Joseph Parish
    Redemptorist Church
    St. Paul Parish
    St. Jude Parish
    Sta. Ana Church
    San Pedro Cathedral
    The Ascension of the Lord Parish