One of the most common concerns of women undergoing the normal course of pregnancy, apart from the usual hormonal and emotional changes, is getting stretch marks. But most of us are well aware that this skin dilemma can affect anyone regardless of age or gender, and does not exclusively affect pregnant women. At one point in our lives, we experience it whether due to the growth spurt brought about by adolescence, weight gain or other factors that significantly stretch or tear the skin beyond its limit, leaving unsightly and stubborn vein-like marks and scars in the process.

Some say you’re born with it-- if your mother has it, then there’s a good chance you’ll get it too.On the other hand, some are able to maintain their flawless bellies even after a full term pregnancy, and attribute it to their lucky genes. Well regardless of which type one belongs to, the reality we normally believe is that these can be hard to eliminate, especially if it had already passed the early stage where it could have been remedied or prevented. It can stay with us for life.

It is a relief that there are more ways available now to get rid of stretch marks. Aside from the age old remedy passed on to us for generations-- to regularly and generously moisturize the affected area with Cocoa butter, Shea butter, vitamin E or any rich oil-based creams and lotions, the more stubborn stretch marks can benefit with the help of advanced formula creams that also lighten and fade discolorations. With our state-of-the art modern technology, finding the best stretch mark cream or laser treatment in the market today is an easy feat.

I believe the best way to deal with stretch marks or any physical imperfection in general, is not to despise yourself for having it, but to accept that it's a part of your body that does not diminish your self-worth. Arm yourself with knowledge and endeavor to find the best treatment suited for you, because no one but you alone, have the power of choice to decide what you believe is perfect for your body and well-being.


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11/15/2011

Kamiseta Sale

Posted by KCee |


Kamiseta is holding a sale on November 15 to 20, 2011, at the Trinoma and Glorietta malls. It's never too early to do advanced  Christmas shopping, so visit these branches and shop, shop, shop away!


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When I made a post about Kobi Levi's amazing shoes, I started receiving a multitude of inquiries on how one could get hold of his/her very own fabulous pair. I searched and searched, but all I could share was the designer's email address so questions could be directed to him.

Well I guess, your prayers have been finally answered! Kobi Levi posted these photos of the Bird Series Limited Edition Footwear Art on his site that came with this inscription at the bottom part:

" for order: info@kobilevidesign.com "

I guess this is his way of saying that these babies can be had, at long last! So enjoy and shoot your orders now!

 Toucan 2011


 Swan 2011


Mallard Duck 2011



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Stella Luna Philippines welcomes you to their very first in-store End-of-Season sale event! Visit their stores at Adora, Rockwell and Shangri-La Mall to grab 30% off from selected pairs from June 24 to July 31, 2011.

Check out their Facebook page to view the rest of their sale album. My top picks:




10SSPH-10143
Royal Blue, Red
From 8,350 to 5,845
Adora Rockwell




10SSBA-10008
Black, Black/Fuchsia
P8260
Shangri-La

HAPPY SHOPPING!


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I finally had the nerve to sign up for a Lookbook account some time ago, with no intention of posting my own photos (but those of my Little Lady), only to read afterwards in the fine print that photos of kids are not allowed. Well, technically she is not a kid anymore but a 'tween' (almost teen, but not just yet), but that doesn't help either.

Great.

If now had been 10 years ago, I wouldn't bother-- or rather, I'd be shameless to post my own style and look. But the thought of a full body shot of myself now, makes me cringe. I have long accepted that there are certain things that I could no longer pull off at this age and shape, that's why until I get back to my ideal body (that could realistically take years), in the meantime, I am coursing all my styling energy to my little Barbie.

We did this photo shoot one gloomy weekend instead of going to the mall. Surprisingly, the activity turned out to be more fun than we expected, so I told her we're going to do it everytime she gets a new set of clothes.

For this look, I let her wear a leopard print stretch tube top (originally a skirt), black cotton vest, hot pink skinny jeans and pink glittery sandals. Accessories include big pink sunglasses, necklace with red boot pendant and pink flower ring and earrings.

Pink and Print
What do you think?



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Kobi Levi is making waves and raves all over the world, thanks to his one-of-a-kind shoe designs. For somebody who appreciates art, owning a pair of Kobi Levi original would be an honor and an artistic pleasure, for it's like owning a masterpiece.

Kobi Levi graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem in 2001. A freelance designer, he specializes in footwear design and development. He collaborates with both Israeli and international companies, and is currently working on his women shoe line in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He designed commercial footwear in Italy, China and Brazil.

"In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture. It is "alive" without the foot/body. Most of the inspirations are out of the "shoe-world", and give the footwear an extreme transformation. The result is usually humoristic with a unique point of view about footwear. Another aspect of the creation is the realization. All the pieces are hand-made in my studio. The challenging technical development is the key to bring the design to life in the best way." - Kobi Levi


Here are some of his designs that made news in the fashion industry:

Bird 1 Toucan 2011

Bird 2 Mallard duck 2011


Bird 3 Swan 2011
Olive Oyl 2011
Blond Ambition 2011(Shoes inspired by Lady Gaga? Yup, those are mics!)


Slide 2010
XXX Pump 2010

Blow 2010
(Guess I don't need to explain why it's named such...)
 
 Sling-Shot 2010
(We call these heels 'tirador' in Filipino)
Arf! Arf!

 
 Dog 2010
(Awww, like cutey puppies!)
Banana Slip-On 2010
Miao 2010
(Seriously, I would love to own a pair of these babies!)


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Topshop~Dorothy Perkins~Topman~Trucco Mid Season Sale
Enjoy up to 50% off on selected lines!

Dorothy Perkins  April 1 - May 1, 2011
Topshop  April 15 - May 15, 2011
Topman   April 15 - May 15, 2011
Trucco    April 15 - May 15, 2011


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4/27/2011

My Polyvore

Posted by KCee |

I joined Polyvore 3 years ago, and what I have only created so far, is my Christmas wishlist in 2008. I only remembered my account because my Little Lady needed a platform where she can design and style, so I let her play with it last week.

There are a lot of gifted designers and stylists that inspired me to finally create my first sets ever that are worth posting and sharing with the community. Now, you be the judge. I'd love to hear your thoughts! ;-)

Never Too Old for Pink


Never Too Old for Pink

Cheap Chic ~ Green and Yellow

Cheap Chic in Green and Yellow

Cheap Chic in Green and Yellow by .KCee. featuring gold jewelry



All items priced  $50 and under!



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Forever 21 is holding a 3-day sale from April 29 to May 1, 2011, at SM Megamall. Enjoy up to 50% off on selected items and get 10% off when you present your SMAC, BDO Rewards and Forever 21 credit card. 5% rebate on all Forever 21, BDO and AMEX credit cards with a minimum spent of P5,000,
0% interest, 3 months installment for a minimum of P5,000 single receipt purchase.

Happy shopping!


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Do you love Shu Uemura? If you do, then join the SHU FANATIC LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP LAUNCH on April 29 - May 7, 2011, at the 2nd level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell. Register on these dates and get instant double points!

Shopping has never been this exciting!

What's in store for Shu Fanatics?

~ Lifetime membership
~ Lower required minimum purchase
~ More exciting rewards
~ Offers renewable fanatic points*
~ Double fanatic points on your birthday
~ 50 bonus fanatic points for friend referral
~ Exclusive birthday tea party on your birthday month
~ And exclusive invites to launches, sneak previews, and exciting activities!

Current members are instantly qualified as new fanatic members when they make any purchase and claim their new card! If you're not yet a member, then block these dates on your calendar, purchase your favorite Shu Uemura product, and simply register ASAP! Hurry! Exciting rewards await!

*Note: Registration is also happening simultaneously at Rustan's Makati and Rustan's Shangri-la; re-launch promos specifically apply to the Shu Uemura boutique in Power Plant Mall only.


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Do you still remember when you were still a kid and adults ask you, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" I bet most of you answered that you want to be a doctor or nurse, without batting an eyelash. Every kid I know during my childhood dreams to wear white- to be in doctors' uniforms or nursing uniforms. Well, when you are child, it doesn't really matter. You just discover the specifics later in life. Whatever catches your fancy, is magic!

That dream wasn't for me, though. Even as a small girl, I'm not fond of following trends. Either I make my own, or I choose the 'road less traveled'. And while everyone else is raving about curing, nursing, and making people well in their mini custom made scrubs, I visualize myself as a police officer- riding a motorcycle, chasing outlaws and making the world a safer place. My career choice then didn't really come as a surprise because my father is a military officer, and that explains my amusement with being a defender and law enforcer myself.

Although I did not pursue the medical profession, I am surrounded by friends and relatives who have the heart and passion for the vocation. I’m really happy to see them reach out and touch the lives of others, while fulfilling their dreams. I always pray for them because I believe it takes a lot of patience and dedication to serve others. This way, I am able to partake in their mission even without a hospital scrub uniform to express my intention.


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Rockwell's Tropical Easter 2011
Power Plant Mall's Easter program for 2011 entitled Rockwell's Tropical Easter will be held on April 24, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, at the Rockwell Tent.

Expect a luau party with loads of tropical fun, entertainment and activities from Capoeira dancers to cookie painting for kids to enjoy. Special loot bags, games and prizes await participants! So grab your tickets now and treat your family to a wonderful Easter!

For more details, call 898.1702.


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LEG-GO Stilettos courtesy of Finn Stone

Are you bold, fun and adventurous enough to wear these colorful babies?

Created by British artist Finn Stone, these funky shoes made an appearance at the Affordable Art Fair in London.

"I was never allowed Legos as a kid, so in a way, this was like going back to childhood. I got to act like a big kid while still creating art."


"I like the idea of taking something serious like a pair of plain stilettos and turning them into something artistic and beautiful. The use of Legos is a throwback to youth." Stone said.

His LEG-GO Stilettos originally priced at around $2,600, were made especially for art shows and not for commercial purposes. But if you are serious about owning one, you can email him  and discuss how you want those cute little blocks designed in your custom pair.


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The Perfect Fit ©
As I always say, I'm just a shoe lover and not an expert. And since that is the case,  I would like to share an expert's take on what our shoes say about us, instead:


The Perfect Fit is a study in defining what your personality type is based on your shoes. With thirty chapters (or shoe-moods!) inside, each dedicated to shoe girls ranging from the barefoot girl to the clog girl to the Stiletto girl to the cowboy boot girl. Learn all about what your shoes say about you as well as fashion and career tips based on your shoe choices, and what shoes you should go for based on your personality. Get fashion tips based on your personality type, and find out what the perfect pair is for your state of mind.


Meghan Cleary has been dubbed the “shoe-ologist” by everyone from Isaac Mizrahi to FOX morning news — let her help you discern your shoe choices based on your shoe personality.



Download these FREE sneak peek SAMPLE CHAPTERS:

Stiletto Girl
Cowboy Boot Girl
Sneaker Girl
Classic Conservative Pump
Mary Jane Girl
Open Toe Shoe Girl

*Due to high demand, The Perfect Fit is sold out in-stores and there is limited quantity available online at Amazon.com or BN.com. Order one (or five for all your girlfriends!) today.


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Rockwell's Urban Bazaar: Summer Glamour
April 15 - 17
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Rockwell Tent


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TOMS One Day Without Shoes 2011
April 5, 2011
Will You Join Us? - Song 'One Day' by Matisyahu



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The days are getting hotter as summer approaches! Dreaming of that lovely beach bikini body? Beverly Hills 6750 gives you a chance to win not one, but five Accent Body Contouring and Fat Reduction treatments worth P35K for those unforgettable summer curves.


The Sleek Sexy Summer Facebook Contest is open to all Filipino Facebook users, male or female, who are 18 years old and above. Here’s how to enter the contest:


1. Post a photo of your favorite summer getaway on Beverly Hills 6750’s Facebook Wall (http://facebook.com/bh6750) and tell us why it’s the best place to spend the summer.


Tip: If your summer getaway has a Facebook page or website, share it as well in the description of the photo. Photos from past summer trips are welcome!


2. Spread the word to your friends and family so they can “Like” your post. If they’ve been there too, have them comment on why they love this summer destination!


3. Only one (1) entry per account is allowed.


4. Entries will be accepted from March 20 to April 30, 2011. The deadline for submission of entries is April 30 at 10 AM, Philippine Standard Time (GMT +8:00).


5. The Beverly Hills 6750 Management will select one (1) winner. The criteria for selection are:


Creativity and originality (60%)
Adherence to theme (20%)
Popularity (20%)*


* Based on the number of Facebook likes and comments for the entry.


The winner will be announced on May 5, 2011 at 5:00 PM Philippine Standard Time (GMT +8:00) and will receive five (5) FREE Accent treatments worth PhP 35,000 from Beverly Hills 6750, which may be claimed until May 31, 2011 at Beverly Hills 6750.


Here’s a bonus perk: The prize is transferable!


So pick up that camera and start shooting away — or dig through your summer photo albums! You just might get that sleek sexy body when you visit your dream summer destination this year.


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Just present your ALDO receipt at any ALDO ACCESSORIES store and receive 20% discount on any regular items!

ALDO Shoes - Philippines ‎
*Should purchase at least 1 regular priced footwear in ALDO
*Receipts will only be honored within 1 week from purchase
*Promo is until MARCH 31, 2011 ONLY.


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Joining is so easy!

1. Follow @AvonPH on Twitter (www.twitter.com/AvonPH).
2. Retweet the ANEW Reversalist tweets to be posted everyday on @AvonPH.
3. From March 8 - April 1, one follower will be chosen every Friday.

Click here to find out the beauty loot that you can win from Avon!


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