May 27, 2015

Hurrah for Jan-May!

First quarter-mid 2nd quarter went by so fast. Actually, 2015 flew by too fast for my liking. It's almost June and I'm almost another year older. My year has been a quiet rumble. Winds thrashing me here and there, along with its quick hellos and goodbyes. People passed by callously as if reminding me over and over that attachment is unnecessary. Just like the ever changing trends in the marketing industry, campaigns and deadlines became my breakfast, nourishing my goals but sadly, not my pockets. And just like my bank account, my love life is non existent. I kid. It was an emotional roller coaster--both my wallet and my social life. But I am thankful, and here's why:


1. Work


 Ah, my baptism of fire, all thanks to the launch of Samsung Galaxy S6 with its wonderful team.
 And the people I work with and the friends I've come to adore
 I learned a lot of things from working here. Digital Marketing is the future of marketing and I am blessed to have found this line of job. Really.

2. Ganap
 The Spotify Event with two of the groups I enjoy working with: AdSpark and GXI
 My sister's little exhibit at The Block Party in Ayala Alabang Village and The Gourmand Market

3. Family


Tita Tess Despedida at AAV Country Club
 Swimming with my baby cousins at Tita Leah and Tito Aldrin's house
 I'm glad I'm a bit closer to my family these past few weeks. My family in New Zealand went back here to celebrate my Lola's 80th birthday at The Palms Country Club in Alabang. 
And how can I forget the beautiful islands of Palawan?

4. Friends
 Our very first marriage from my Insular Life girlfriends: Naj, congrats! When we first met you ikaw lang walang bf at walang color ang hair, now, ikaw na ang may asawa pero wala pa ring color ang hair haha:) Also, congrats to Rikki and Shiela!
Cheers to 22 years of friendship, Paolo and Kaytee! I love you both to death! :)
And the girls who keep me sane: She from UPLB, Krissy from Bene, Daye from Insular Life and Nikka from Bene as well. I love you, girls!
And this getaway in Tagaytay

5.Something Special
Urbandub concert c/o Elle, Jed and Jack Daniels. Thank you :)

This cool gig in Saguijo c/o Jewel and her hubby
The Henry Hotel: This memory calms me. A carpet of grass underneath our mat. Our toes slightly touching dried leaves. Blue sky. White clouds. A tanned skin. Can't believe summer's over along with its lover.
I want to mention another person who made my April-May but I'll save it for another post. Aside from these, there were many more places, people and experiences I'd like to share on this post but to be blunt, I can't write them down because they are secret memories. Oo me ganon. 
For now, I'm thankful to have these quiet engagements. 

x
Millie

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Loving: my new place
Watching: Star Trek

May 02, 2015

1Forever Freedom Soap Review

 My former classmate from UP Diliman, Dean, sent me these lovely soaps formulated in Japan. I was a bit hesitant to try them because I'd given up trying to whiten my skin since I was 12. Living and traveling abroad made me embrace my natural golden (naks) features. If you've seen me in person, you'll notice that my skin color has a subtle hint of yellow undertones, all thanks to my Chinese grandfather. I wanna set the record straight, I only used these not because I wanted to be whiter, but because I was curious and I wanted to review them.

About the company, acc to their FB:
1 Forever Freedom International Inc., is a pure Filipino owned company founded and lead by successful and experienced entrepreneurs in the field of multi-level marketing for more than a decade. They decided to start their own company to help more people in the field of marketing through a “value formation approach” which will make individual success and attain the financial freedom.
 Out of the three I've tried for two weeks, I wanted to focus on the Glutathione & Vitamin C Soap. I will give to you my most honest comments. All the photos had only minor edits such as cropping and blurring the background. My skin was NEVER edited in any form and these pictures were taken under different lightings. NO FILTERS, only natural/fluorescent lighting.

BEFORE PHOTO: 2 WEEKS AGO, FLUORESCENT LIGHTING
Taken 3 weeks ago inside Bruno's Barbershop in Glorietta. You'll notice that the skin texture of my legs was a bit patchy. My legs are really darker than the rest of my body because I wore shorts throughout college.
AFTER PHOTOS: 2 WEEKS
LEFT-NATURAL LIGHTING -My skin looks more radiant. Maybe it's the lighting, but my family did notice that my skin is a bit smoother and lighter. I didn't put any lotion or oil.
RIGHT-FLUORESCENT LIGHTING - My legs look lighter but in such a way that it's as if my original color is fading. I noticed this kind of whitening look from people who uses Gluta.

 LEFT ARM: MY SISTER'S ARM. Her color and I were almost the same 2 weeks ago. She didn't use any of the soaps but it appears that my skin has become just a bit smoother.

Item:1Forever Freedom Soaps
Trial Period: 2 Weeks

Pros:
-Quick results: I kid you not, you will notice the difference with one wash. It's as if the Luminance Gluta soap were "erasing" your color.
-Leaves the skin smooth, radiant and soft.
-Easy to use. Bubbly and soft.
-Didn't irritate my skin or caused any pimples
-Evened out my skin tone. Quite subtly but my family and I noticed the difference.

Cons:
-I noticed when I went out of the sun for lunch, I got tanned really quickly
-The "whiteness" of the skin is really noticeable after shower but it seems that you go back to your original color after a few hours. Or maybe it's just me. BUT, after using the soaps for two weeks, I did see results.

Verdict:
Will I continue to use them? Definitely! I never believed in whitening soaps, but I bet you that this works. I wouldn't put my blog's integrity at stake if I didn't believe in the product.
Will I purchase them? Yes, I believe this is a good buy.

If you want to purchase, contact Dean David in his FB ACCOUNT

x
Millie

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