New year, new goals!

It’s 2013, a new year, meaning it’s time to make some changes!

I’ve started out by changing my mission, which can be seen in my About page.

To summarize, I wanted to reiterate why I originally started sharing makeup, hair, and overall beauty tips. I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 19 (turning 20) back in 2010. In order to cope with the sudden lifestyle changes I had to make, I created my YouTube page. I shared simple, easy makeup tutorials for those who needed quick morning routines. I was a college student at the time and so naturally I was targeting those in school like myself, but I was also trying to help those who possibly could have been going through the same thing I was (or similar).

After my diagnosis, I lost a great deal of my self-confidence because my appearance started to change drastically and fast. That’s why my goal was to boost confidence.

Next month (Feb.) it will mark 3 years that I’ve had Lupus. And although my appearance has gone back to its original state (pre-Lupus) my mindset is still the same since that first Youtube video. I know several people who lack confidence in themselves and don’t see how truly beautiful they are. Hence why my goal remains the same. I’ve gained the confidence I lost back and moving forward I want to help others achieve the same 🙂

Here’s to an amazing start to a new year – 2013, let’s do big things!

Stay Maganda ❤


Trying to lose weight?

If you are trying to lose weight or want to maintain healthier eating habits, eat blueberries!

Blueberries are actually very high in (good) fiber and also have a high water content. So, essentially you will feel fuller longer. It also helps that they are so delicious and can be mixed with anything!

I like to eat blueberries in homemade smoothies and as a snack with other berries, or by itself. You can also eat them in cereal or oatmeal.

Foods with a high water content are good because sometimes when you feel “hungry” you’re actually thirsty! If you still feel hungry after eating foods with water or drinking something, then that’s how you know your body needs food instead.

Always drink something when you feel hungry so that you can make sure that you’re actually hungry and not mistaking it for possible dehydration. This is guaranteed to prevent over-eating.

“So what if I don’t like blueberries”
If you don’t like blueberries, then opt for other foods high in fiber and with a high water content:
Spinach, apples, citrus fruits, or other berries – just to name a few.

Remember, the trick to healthy eating is picking foods that can benefit your body in multiple ways.

What’s your favorite healthy snack?

Happy eating & Stay maganda!<3

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Do you want longer locks?

Growing your hair can be the most tedious chore for us ladies. Those of you who yurn for longer hair have tried almost everything and often see  little results, right?

Truth is – there is no product in the world that can stimulate hair growth and unfortunately it really depends on your hair type and your genetics.

Straight hair grows slightly faster for the sole reason that it is straight. Wavy or Curly hair grows slower because it twists and coils around. Notice how when you curly lock girls comb your wet hair straight it appears longer?

So is there any trick or technique you can use? YES! The real trick is to prevent breakage on already grown hair AND to stimulate your scalp because well, that’s where all the new hair is coming from.

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7 tips for 7 days of healthy nails

With the latest trend being nail art and funky nail colors, it’s hard resist temptation to try them. But, the only way you’ll achieve nice looking nails is if you take care of them properly. I’ve gotten many compliments on my nails since I started doing them myself and some even mistaken them for being done professionally! I used to get my nails done at a salon in high school, but when I went to college, I wasn’t close to my trusted salon and started doing my nails myself. It later became therapeutic for me and is now one of my favorite stress relievers. No more salons for me!

Here are my 7 tips on achieving healthy looking nails:

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