Friday, December 13, 2013

Barbie Live! The Musical

Get your sparkle on!


My daughter and my niece definitely enjoyed seeing the world’s favorite doll – Barbie together with her friends in a lively musical production.


A simple yet valuable production that kids and adults can definitely relate to. The show encourages goodness and being a friend to others.

The story follows Barbie and her best friend Teresa during the filming of a new movie, set in a Hollywood sound stage.

Teresa is insecure about her acting abilities and doubts her talent. To make it challenging, their co-star Raquel wants to steal Teresa’s role in the movie. Barbie rescues Teresa and takes her on a tour through time to boost her confidence.


Barbie uses lessons from her movies “Swan Lake," "Barbie the Mariposa" and "Princess and the Popstar" to teach Teresa how to conquer her fears. In the end, Teresa gains confidence and believe in herself and her abilities

get your sparkle on!

It’s a lively story of true friendship and the journey towards self-confidence. Audience surely realized the importance to face their fears and do what they love.

The stage, music, choreography, lighting and of course the cast are really amazing! The costumes are indeed glam, and the lighting and set designs are all spectacular.

Girls, Barbie fans and even adults had a great time with the upbeat songs such as "Look How High We Can Fly," "Just Be A Friend," and "Get Your Sparkle On."

girls were in awe seeing this beautiful room :)

It’s also enjoyable to see the cast interact with the audience.


This is indeed a must-see show!

Barbie cast

They also have a Meet-and-Greet event after the show for Php 1,500. It's a fundraising affair for the benefit of Yolanda survivors  which comes with the show’s souvenir program.

Barbie Live! The Musical runs until Dec 15 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Thank you Inquirer Libre for the tickets! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Glamourbox Secret Santa Box

I received my first Glamourbox! It's the Secret Santa box filled with wonderful goodies.

Got excited to see what this box contains! I'm surprised that there's a perfume, a necklace and a bath cream.

The note from Secret Santa :)

 Take a look at the goodies inside!

Avon Only Imagine EDP | Zen Zest Kitchen Fragrance | Holika Holika Puff | The Cream Factory Bath Cream
+ Avon Only Imagine EDP 50ml (Full Size 50 ml - P 1,500)
Delight in an extraordinary moment of sparkling green apple touched with the surprise of violet blossom and soft musk in this uplifting & joyous fragrance.

+ The Cream Factory Bath Cream in Goat's Milk & Jojoba 221 ml (Full Size 26 fl oz - P 699)
This bath cream has goat's milk from the Netherlands and active botanical extracts to keep your skin velvety-smooth and fresh all day.

+ Holika Holika Pure Mellow Multi Puff (Full Size 25g - P 265)
Inspired by multi-colored marshmallows, this multi-puff delicately covers all the curves of your face for an even & flawless application

+ Zen Zest Kitchen Fragrance in Choco Cappuccino 50 ml (Full Size 250 ml - P 250)
Take away all evidence of frying or grilling and strip the air of overpowering food scents with this sweet coffee kitchen fragrance!

More items!

Paula's Choice Sachet | Fabulosa Necklace | Holika Holika CC Cream | Strip It |
+ Holika Holika CC Cream 5ml (Full Size 50 ml - P 855)
Packed with hyaluronic acid and argan oil, it brightens and improves the texture of your skin while giving a no-makeup look.

+ Paula's Choice Sachets - Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel  and Shine Stopper Sachet

+ Fabulosa Necklace

+ Strip It 10% Off Voucher

These items really bring cheer to the holiday season!

For this beauty subscription box, I get more of what I've paid for.
This box only cost Php 595, while the approximate value of all the items is Php 2000+.

This is my beauty birthday and Christmas gift to myself... something really good and useful!

To get your GlamourBox visit

Friday, December 6, 2013

Most Inspiring Quotes and Wisdom from Nelson Mandela

Farewell to the great Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
"Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity." - documentary interview, 1994
Mankind lost a mandkind lost a great son who inspired countless individuals. An amazing anti-apartheid leader, peacemaker, and a revolutionary global icon.

Here are some of his uplifiting and inspirational words:

  • What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others.
  • Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested. but I would not and could not give myself up to despair.
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • It always seems impossible until it's done.
  • Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
  • We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
  • I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
  • Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.
  • Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
  • I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
  • Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.
  • There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find ways in which you yourself have altered. - A Long Walk To Freedom, 1994.
  • A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. - Long Walk to Freedom, 1994

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ballet Philippines' A Christmas Carol

Our Christmas Season started by watching Ballet Philippines' A Christmas Carol at the CCP.

This ballet show, choreographed by Ms. Edna Froilan is based on Charles Dickens' popular novel, A Christmas Carol.

What I love about it is the modern twist and fresh approach on the novel and ballet dance. Both the music and choreography are excellent!

Combining classical ballet, contemporary dance and hip hop is such a genius idea! Its unique and cool concept kept us interested throughout the show. The dancers, even the little kids, are amazing as always.

Despite the grim theme of ghosts and loss, the show is far from being dull.

It will bring you as Ebenezer Scrooge journey through the past, the present and the future to find the spirit of Christmas.

The Ghost of Christmas Past brought him to his boyhood days, the delight of seeing his sister Fran, up to the day he was sent to be an apprentice at a warehouse. In Fezziwig's warehouse, he found happiness, friendship and love... but turned to bitterness after breaking off with Belle because of this chase for wealth.

with the Ghost of Christmas Past
The arrival of the Ghost of Christmas Present in his lively Christmas tree costume is such a joy (didn't get to take a photo with him after the show).

He took him to the homes of Bob Cratchit's and to his nephew Fred's. It's fun to watch the lively dance with hip-hop showdowns of the villagers.

Here, Scrooge gets to see how they had fun and celebrate the season; but gets shocked when he learned how people sees and makes fun of him.

The Ghost of Christmas Future shows him the death of Tiny Tim and his dismal future.

with the Ghost of Christmas Future
In the end, the cold-hearted Scrooge changed and rekindled his good-natured spirit. He traded his "Bah, Humbug!" with warm Christmas greetings.

See, there's still hope!

This is a must-see production.

A Christmas Carol will let you journey through sadness, comedy, hope and fear. But in the end, the spirit of the Christmas season - love, giving and sharing, rule above all.

Don't let those bad stuff and misfortunes that happened in your life be an excuse to like "Scrooge" or feel grouchy. The Christmas Season is a time to be grateful and yes, there's always a reason to celebrate.

You still have time to catch this show until December 8.

December 5: 3 PM
December 6: 10 AM & 3 PM
December 7: 6 PM
December 8: 2 PM & 6 PM

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Gift Idea: Paco Rabanne Black XS

Here's a Christmas gift idea that every sexy men and women would surely love!

Check out this new fragrance by Paco Rabanne - Black XS L'Exces for him or for her.

Black XS L'Exces is perfect for your rock and sensual man because of its intense and sensual fragrance.

Black XS L'Exces For Her is perfect for every sexy woman who fantasies being a rock star. Get bold and distinctive, and feel mysterious and sensual , with the fruity, sweet notes of this perfume.

This post is sponsored by Paco Rabanne.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Grateful at 34

Today, I turn 34.

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Thank you Lord for this day, for the gift of another year.
Thank you for the goodness and love that surrounds me.
Thank you for the years of blessings, happiness, and success that gave me time to celebrate.
Thank you for the challenges, trials and strength that made me rise above negativity, and drove me to come closer to you.

Thank you for letting me experience Your goodness everyday.
Thank you for the gift of laughter, of family and friends that remind me of Your loving presence.
Thank you for listening to my heart and holding my future in Your hand.

Continue to enlighten me, broaden my understanding and faith
so I can stand still on the journey you have prepared for me.

Thank you to everyone who remembered me today - my family, relatives, friends and online friends
All your messages, greetings and good wishes remind me of how much I am appreciated and loved.

"All that I am, all that I have
I lay them down before You, oh Lord
... All of my heart, all of my praise
My heart and my hands are lifted to You
Lord, I offer my life to You
Everything I've been through, use it for Your glory
Lord I offer my days to You
Lifting my praise to You as a pleasing sacrifice
Lord I offer You my life."