Monthly Archives: September 2013

Miss Tourism Bukidnon 2013

Last night was a very GOOD night for all of us because Pangantucan Bukidnon won Miss Tourism 2013. Yes, my cousin, our representative/candidate for the Search for Miss Tourism Bukidnon 2013 brought home the CROWN and we are so proud of her.

Kor Jeanne Evangelista-Garces was crowned Miss Tourism Bukidnon 2013 last night with 2 minor awards, Miss Photogenic and Best in Swimsuit attire. The Pageant was held in Folk Art Theater Provincial Tourism of Bukidnon and the place was FULL of people from all over Bukidnon. The event started on time and I am glad I was seated in the front rows.

When the event started, I was so nervous and overwhelmed at the same time. This is the second time I attended a pageant that my cousin has joined. The first time was during the Search for Miss Pangantucan. During the event, my heart pumps so fast because I am very proud for my cousin and nervous for the result. Of course, I want her to WIN the crown and I believe that she could do it but still, there are a lot of things to consider that is why I am really scared for her. But everything WENT WELL, and I want to thank God for a very successful event for all of us.

Let me share some photos during the event here in my post and if you want to see all the photos during the event, you can FIND IT HERE.

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Miss Tourism Bukidnon 2013 RESULTS:
Minor Awards:

  • Miss Congeniality – Cabanglasan
  • Miss Photogenic – Pangantucan
  • Best in Casual Wear – Dangcagan
  • Best in Swimsuit – Pangantucan
  • Best in Evening Gown – Maramag

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Major Awards:

  • Miss Tourism Bukidnon – Pangantucan
  • 1st Runner Up – Dangcagan
  • 2nd Runner Up – Valencia City
  • 3rd Runner Up – Kibawe

 

CONGRATULATIONS KOR JEANNE EVANGELISTA-GARCES!!! YOU DESERVE IT!!! You make us all proud!!! Thank you for making Pangantucan Bukidnon WON MISS TOURISM 2013!

Sophie Paris Catalogue Launching

I don’t know if I have what it takes to become a MODEL. So when my model cousin (yeah, she’s a GilEx model) told me that Sophie Paris Valencia Branch is looking for models, I didn’t hesitate to apply and check if I could be accepted. Luckily, I was chosen as one of the eight Sophie Paris Models for the Catalogue Launching last September 8, 2013 at CAP Building Valencia City.
We were given t-shirts to wear during the fashion show and we are to model their latest products. The latest fashion bags, wallets and sunglasses in their 61st catalogues were the products that we have modelled for the event.

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This is my first time to be a ramp model and yes it was quite hard and overwhelming. I am not used to wearing 5 inches high heels so it was quite hard for me. I have watched a lot of videos about catwalks in YouTube to make myself more presentable for the event and to check if my catwalk is right.
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I met new friends and I am glad that I was part of this Catalogue Launching. I realized that it is not too late to reach for your dreams, it is not too late to do what you really wanted to do from the start. Everything has its own time.

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Top Tips for a Successful Kid’s Sleepover

Kids love a sleepover and, as soon as they start infant school and meet new people, they’ll be begging to have a couple of them over to stay at some point. While a sleepover will inevitably mean late nights and loads of laughter for the youngsters, it can also mean exhausted parents ready to pull their hair out because of broken sleep, but with the right planning and a little forethought, you can make sure that it will pass by without a hitch.

If it’s your child’s first ever sleepover, make a big deal out of it for them! Take photos for them to remember it by and treat them to some new pyjamas from George’s character shop range to make it feel really special.

Organise it so that the kids spend the night in the living room together. Ask their parents to drop them off with their own sleeping bag so that it can feel like a proper sleepover. If they have a sibling that doesn’t want to be involved in the party, plan something else for them so that they don’t feel left out and neglected. Perhaps offer for them to invite a friend over, or see if they would like to go to a friend’s house for the night.

Set some rules – don’t let the kids walk all over you! Whether they quieten down or not, make sure there’s a definite lights-out time and, if movies and kids’ TV is OK, give them a curfew and stick to it. Give them plenty of ideas which will keep all the children happy – video games should be avoided because they can isolate those who aren’t playing at the time. Provide board games or outdoor play options instead.

Make sure that all the little guests know where the bathroom is. While they don’t necessarily need a tour of the house, knowing the location of the loo if they’re in need of a midnight visit is essential – especially if you don’t want to be disturbed during the little sleep you’ll likely get!

Prepare a selection of yummy treats in advance so that the youngsters will have plenty to go at. From pizza to cookies, make sure there’s something for everyone. If the sleepover is starting early and you’re OK with the inevitable mess, get them all involved in some home baking!

Chat to the parents beforehand so that you know of any issues they may have. Make sure you have contact details, just in case, and make a note of any allergies that the child might have. Set a pick up time too.

As long as you put ground rules in place and your children and their guests know what their boundaries are, sleepovers should pass by without any issues at all.

From new jim-jams from the supermarket character shop to a movie night watching their favourite films, the key to a successful sleepover is to ensure that your home is fun central for the duration – worry about the mess later!

Organic Switch! campaign supports safe cosmetics drive

A group of communication professionals and graduate students from the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is currently holding a social marketing campaign to increase consumers’ awareness on cosmetics that contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals beyond the limits regarded as safe. The campaign also urges consumers to use organic/organic-based daily personal-care products with safe ingredients.

“We want to empower the general public to make informed decisions on choosing safe, green and organic alternative,” says the group of students under the Master of Development Communication program of the UPOU.

Dubbed as Organic Switch!, the campaign has been launched in support of a growing interest by individuals, organizations such as EcoWaste Coalition, and the government on the health hazard of unsafe cosmetics. It seeks to provide measurable results that can be used in future research and studies on personal-care products with safe active ingredients.

According to the campaign’s website: “Government scientists have ‘identified a group of toxic chemicals known as phthalates in urine of adults, with highest levels in premenopausal women, resulting from inhalation and skin exposure to volatile parent ingredients used extensively as solvents and plasticizers in personal-care and cosmetic (PCC) products,’ according to Dr. Samuel Epstein as quoted in Senate Bill No. 1886 (An Act Establishing the Safe Cosmetics Act).”

Epstein explained that phthalates “induce birth defects, low sperm counts and other reproductive toxicity in experimental animals.”

For more information, visit organicswitch.wordpress.com. Like the Organic Switch! campaignon Facebook at www.facebook.com/OrganicSwitch208 and follow on Twitter @OrganicSwitch.

Join the Organic Switch! online survey and contests and get a chance to win safe and organic/organic-based products from ECHOstore, Human Nature, Lawiswis, Messy Bessy and The Body Shop.

 

Enter our Monthly Beauty Giveaway! Win a Nyx Makeup Artist Kit!

Welcome to our Monthly Beauty Giveaway!

Monthly Beauty Giveaway

I know many of you are beauty junkies so here we are again with another awesome beauty giveaway.

Diva Fabulosa have teamed up with her fabulous friends from Fitness,Fashion Freebies, Fashion.Beauty. Expert. & Stylish Voyager

OPEN Worldwide. Winners outside the the US will get $25 paypal cash. Giveaway will run from September 2, 2013 and will end October 2, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.

Only one first task is mandatory and the rest are optional but hey the more entries you do, the more chances of winning.

Good luck everyone!

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