What’s Been Keeping Me Busy Lately

I haven’t been blogging much here at Get Prettified! since August.  Well, honestly, I haven’t been blogging much at my other blogs either.

So what if I’m not blogging, what’s been keeping busy lately?  Oh I can name a number of things, some of them even blogging-related and would make really good blogging topics.  But admittedly, I’m a self-confessed procrastinator so I never got around to collecting my thoughts and write about my activities these past few months.

Well, moving on… here are just some of the things I’ve been doing lately:

  • organise my room – In my book, organizing means parting with things (clothes, accessories, shoes) I haven’t worn for months.  I sold some and gave away most of them.  It is easy for me to let go of things since I wasn’t born a pack rat.  When it comes to makeup, I just sort what I have into categories  and decide whether I’d keep, discard, or just give them away.  Or if I think an item is a waste, I just toss it into the trash bin.

Running Essentials w/ Michelle Estuar

Hey, guys!  Just a heads up that Skechers Philippines will be holding a Running Essentials running clinic at the Abreeza Mall on August 24.  Instruction will be given by ultra marathoner and running coach Michelle Estuar.  Aside from being an accomplished marathoner, Michelle Estuar also writes for Front Runner magazine.


DATE: August 24, 2012 (FRIDAY)

TIME: 6:00-8:30 PM

VENUE: Activity Center of Abreeza Mall, Davao

REGISTRATION: Sign up for FREE by sending your FULL NAME, AGE, and EMAIL ADDRESS to 0905-3905883

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pHformula Launch at Bioessence

Bioessence has proven yet again that it is Davao’s premier destination when it comes to skincare and wellness. In a launch event last May 12, Bioessence announced that it has added pHformula to its assortment of premium skincare products.

Developed in Spain, pHformula is a range of specially formulated non-prescription skincare products.  Promoting cellular regeneration through controlled skin resurfacing, it addresses specific  skin problems such as wrinkles, fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

Dr. Emma Guerrero, President of Bioessence – Philippines, said, “pHformula is backed by years of research and development.  Here at Bioessence, we are committed to giving you only the best products and services.”

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Ways to Protect Yourself When Shopping Online

I shop online from time to time.  I frequent e-commerce sites like Amazon, eBay and a handful of online stores.  And because I am well aware of the existence of online scammers, phishing sites, and fraudulent sites, I try to be extra careful when paying for goods and services online.

When online shopping, it always to be cautious in order to protect your identity and finances.  I admit I am not a pro when it comes to internet security but I have proven these simple ways to be helpful.

1.  When purchasing online, always look for a secure checkout.  I always use PayPal when making online purchases.  I have found PayPal to be more secure because  you don’t have to share your credit card information to merchants.  You can always request for a refund when a seller doesn’t deliver goods and services as agreed upon.

2.  Never respond to unsolicited emails, especially with links embedded in it.  Even if the emails come from your friends, you can never be too sure.  I know a could of people whose email accounts were hacked so be careful.

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Italian Vogue Criticized for ‘Slave Earrings’

Uh, oh. Looks like Italian Vogue is currently in hot water for their entry on ‘slave earrings’.

Vogue Italia Slave Earrings, Italian Vogue Ethnic Slave Earrings

According to Jezebel.com, here’s what Vogue Italia wrote about their ‘slave earrings’ or hoop earrings:

Jewellery has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are the slave and creole styles in gold hoops.
If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern United States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom. Colored stones, symbolic pendants and multiple spheres. And the evolution goes on.

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