Thursday, February 28, 2013

My Avon Anew Clinical Pro Line Corrector Trial Pack

Look at what just arrived right at my doorstep. It's the Avon Anew Clinical Pro Line Corrector VIP 28 day trial pack. I got this by signing up for the trial pack at Avon's Facebook page. I honestly forgot all about this already since that was about a month or two ago. But nevertheless it's a pleasant surprise. 

Avon says that the Anew Clinical Pro Line Corrector is their fastest wrinkle fighter ever. It's the first skincare with patented A-F33 or Amino Fill 33 that's exclusive to Avon and 100% of women who went through the trial showed results on fine wrinkles in 2 weeks. That's pretty amazing so I'm definitely joining in and start my 28 day trial today. 

Run down:

Day 1 - 7:  Deep wrinkles begin to fade in just 7 days.
Day 8 - 14:  100% of women showed improvement in fine wrinkles in just 14 days.
Day 15 - 21:  Reduces wrinkles in 3 dimensions: depth, length, and number.
Day 22 - 28:  6 out of 10 women who considered cosmetic procedure who tried this product said that it improved their skin so much they decided to postpone it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My New Fave: Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Emulsion

My new favorite brand is definitely Shiseido. I now had the chance to try 2 of their products namely Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Cream and Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Emulsion. The former was a sample I got from Glamourbox while the latter I got from BDJ Box (subscribing to these boxes indeed has advantages!). I've been using the night emulsion for a week now and I must say that it's as effective as the night cream. My wrinkles are really less noticeable and that happening in such a short time is totally amazing.

The Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Emulsion also has a consistency that's velvety to the touch. It's easy to apply because it glides on your skin. Even just a small amount can fully moisturize your skin and make it silky smooth. So I know that the sample will probably last for a month and that gives me more time to save money since the full sized product is pricey. But as they say, if you want to look your best you gotta be willing to shell out some money. The fact that it does all its wonder while you're sleeping is one more thing that makes it a stand out and absolutely worth it.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dress Etc Purchase

I love online shopping so much that I always browse the internet for new stores to shop in. I'm so into necklaces right now that it's the first item I look for in an online store. I saw this really cute necklace at Dress Etc that I bought right away. Aside from the fact that the necklace's color combination will suit any shirt color, it's also affordable at only P200. It's such a steal.

Dress Etc is an online clothing store that sells dresses, shorts, skirts, necklaces, bracelets, and footwear for men and women at reasonable prices. I saw their January leather collection and everything just looked fabulous. If only I'm confident enough to wear leather I'd probably buy the whole collection! 

Better visit Dress Etc and like their Facebook page to get updates on their collections and other important news about them. Check out for yourselves what I'm fussing about.

Friday, February 22, 2013

My Pininyahang Manok

When my dad celebrated his birthday last week I cooked something special for him. I do not normally cook at home since I am not very good at it but it is a special occasion so I wanted to make it memorable for him and for all of us. He likes chicken so I made him Pininyahang Manok, a classic Filipino dish that mixes the richness of milk balanced with the sweet and sour kick of Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits. 

Pininyahang Manok


2 pouches (115 g each) Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits, drained (reserve syrup)
2 tbsp ginger strips
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large red onion, sliced
3/4 kg chicken thigh and leg, cut into serving portions
1-2 tbsp patis
1/2 tsp peppercorn
1 pc medium red bell pepper, cut into cubes
1 can (154 ml) evaporated milk or 2/3 cup coconut milk


1.)  Saute ginger, garlic, and onion in 1 tablespoon oil for 2 minutes. Add patis and chicken. Saute for 10 minutes or until the chicken is slightly brown.

2.) Add peppercorn and pineapple syrup. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

3.) Add bell pepper, milk, and Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits. Simmer uncovered for 3-5 minutes, stirring continuously.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Effortlessly Decorating with Outdoor Water Fountains

Implementing water features outside your house can look elegant and classy. Many homeowners enjoy enhancing the look of their exterior and the perfect way to do this is by placing outdoor home elements.  After all, the outdoor area of a house is the first place that a visitor views and hence looks forward to viewing the inside of your home shortly after. Therefore, one needs to upgrade the exterior part of your home from time to time to make a good impression. Implementing outdoor fountains is one of the many ways that you can decorate the exterior of your home, whether it is near your garden, sidewalk, driveway, front yard, and basically wherever you’d like to place a fountain outside!

One can also make an effort to enhance the appearance of an existing water fountain that’s already been placed in their garden area. There are various objects that can be added to the fountain to change the way it looks for the better. For example, the use of sculptures that come in the form of a female and male, animal forms, biblical characters with the verses, and other creative structures will provide an instant facelift to your garden fountain and surrounding garden area.

One can also add beautiful water elements, artificial flowers, and other materials to decorate your pond and outdoor home area. These objects will no doubt look pleasing to the eye and if you are a mother, you know the importance of keeping your child glued to the premises of your property and not running away from it. These objects will also help keep their attention while you have a small meal or relax near the outdoor water fountain.

The whole idea behind adding to the existing decor of your outdoor yard is that these elements will continue to be pleasing to the eyes and also will attract the attention of visitors. If you are planning to throw a party outside, put up a small tent near the fountain area and invite your friends and family over. Don't shy away from showing off your water fountain! What’s more, you can also add LED lights, pond lamps, sprinklers, water pumps, and more to add some more creativity to your back or front yard.

Paige One  enjoys writing about a variety of topics, from fashion to fitness, to even interior design.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

EasyHits4U Payout

Just a quick post since I'm super loaded with work. Thank you to EasyHits4U for my prompt payment. I can't remember how many times I've cashed out with them and I've never had any problems since I joined this site. The additional traffic to my blog is really a lot of help.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Girl on Fire

Aside from having a beautiful and sultry voice, Alicia Keys is gorgeous. That is why I am such a big fan. Since she released her debut album Songs in A Minor, I have been following her career and very happy that she is as popular as ever. Her old-school jazz sound mixed with R&B and Soul melodies is totally absorbing. Her songs Fallin, A Woman's Worth, and Why Do I Feel So Sad are like anthems. My current favorite from her is Girl on Fire from her fifth album with the same title. She sang the song last week at the Grammy's with Adam Levine and their performance is one of the highlights of the evening. Here is the lyrics:

Girl on Fire

She's just a girl, and she's on fire
Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway
She's living in a world, and it's on fire
Feeling the catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away

Oh, she got both feet on the ground
And she's burning it down
Oh, she got her head in the clouds
And she's not backing down

This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She's walking on fire
This girl is on fire

Looks like a girl, but she's a flame
So bright, she can burn your eyes
Better look the other way
You can try but you'll never forget her name
She's on top of the world
Hottest of the hottest girls say

Oh, we got our feet on the ground
And we're burning it down
Oh, got our head in the clouds
And we're not coming down

This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She's walking on fire
This girl is on fire

Everybody stands, as she goes by
Cause they can see the flame that's in her eyes
Watch her when she's lighting up the night
Nobody knows that she's a lonely girl
And it's a lonely world
But she gon' let it burn, baby, burn, baby

This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She's walking on fire
This girl is on fire

Oh, oh, oh...

She's just a girl, and she's on fire

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

3rd Bubblews Payout

I have been with Bubblews for just over four months but I have already requested for cashout three times and have received payment for all three. I am really thankful to Bubblews for giving me this opportunity to earn extra cash and for letting me share my thoughts on a lot of topics and thus providing me with a platform where readers can get a glimpse of who I am and what my life is all about. I feel lucky that writing for Bubblews does not feel like work but is, aside from being rewarding, a lot of fun. For those who keep saying that Bubblews is a scam, I am proof along with many others that it is not. I am looking forward to writing for Bubblews for a long time.    

Monday, February 11, 2013

Who Will Win at the Oscars

Since I'm such a couch potato, it's not just TV shows that I enjoy watching. I also watch a lot of movies especially the ones that are critically acclaimed and made a lot of money at the box office. I'm pretty excited about this year's Oscar Awards. So far I've only seen four of the Best Picture nominees namely Les Miserables, Argo, Life of Pi, and Silver Linings Playbook. Among the titles I've mentioned, I liked Argo and Silver Linings Playbook the most. But I think Argo will win because its story is more "relevant". The other nominees are Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty. 

As for the Best Actor nominees, I've only seen Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman and they're both amazing. They're up against really talented actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, and Joaquin Phoenix. For Best Actress the nominees are Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhane Wallis, and Naomi Watts.

Aside from the winners, I'm also looking forward to seeing the elegant gowns that will be paraded on the red carpet. Who will be a hit and who will be a flop fashion wise. So be sure to watch the live telecast on Feb. 24.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

My Own Domain

A few days ago I bought my own domain at easyDNS. I have seen so many bloggers earn so much because of blogging for advertisers and paid to blog sites. I even asked some of them why they have many writing opportunities while I don't have any. They told me that advertisers prefer blogs with their own domains and don't really care much for blogs hosted on blogspot and wordpress. I'm really envious of these bloggers and would love to earn enough money to pay my bills and buy some stuff. So I followed their advice and bought a $15 per year domain name. But now my predicament is I don't know what to do next. I don't know where to buy a web host and other technical stuff. I guess I got so excited and bought the domain without thinking of the other things that go with it. I would have to make some research first and ask some of my fellow bloggers for help. I've set a goal that within 3 months my new blog should already be up and running. Good luck to me.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I Love Silver Linings Playbook

I heard about the movie Silver Linings Playbook when Jennifer Lawrence won as best actress in a drama movie at the Golden Globe Awards. I really had no idea what the movie was about so when my sister downloaded the movie, I was quite excited. I don't want to go into details about the movie because those who would like to watch it might not appreciate that. But I just have to say that I totally loved the movie! All the actors gave intense performances and the story was beautiful. It was both light and serious. I also like the fact that the romantic part of the movie was not that evident at the movie's beginning but only came about at the end. Bradley Cooper's character is so messed up that he only realizes that he's in love with Jennifer's character towards the movie's end.

Both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are up for trophies at the Oscars as well as Robert De Niro who plays Bradley's dad. It's been a while since I saw a movie like this which made me laugh and cry. I embraced the main characters' imperfections and realized how realistic the movie was. It's all about second chances and that no matter how "flawed and damaged" you think your life is, there will always be light at the end of the tunnel.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Gaga Over Nail Art

My nails for the week courtesy of Nailaholics. Love them!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Totally Effective: Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Cream

I follow my beauty regimen to a T. Even if I'm already too sleepy to put moisturizer in the evening, I tell myself that I have to do it or else my skin will get dry, sag, wrinkly and I'll look old. I'm currently using Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Cream. I've been using it for only a week. This actually isn't the brand I normally use but since I ordered a BDJ Box full of goodies and this Shiseido night cream is included, I decided to try this instead. I'll use up my sample in a week's time and I'll definitely buy the regular 1.7 oz container.

The Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Cream is an age defense night time moisturizer that creates a visible reduction in the appearance of existing wrinkles. Its advanced formula works while you sleep to promote a silky smooth skin texture by morning. I definitely need this because I'm in my 30's and have these tiny wrinkles around my mouth and eyes. The cream has a texture that makes applying it on the skin really easy. You'll be able to put it evenly because it glides on the skin. It doesn't sting when applied and has a pleasant smell.

It contains a breakthrough ingredient called Mukurossi Extract, which directly inhibits the activity of a wrinkle-triggering enzyme. Skin is made resistant to future signs of aging while existing wrinkles are visibly improved. Barely 7 days after using it, my wrinkles are less noticeable and my skin looks fresher and younger looking.