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How to Choose the Perfect Wall Decals for the Living Room.

The living room is where visitors make themselves comfortable. Here, people like relatives, friends, and other guests sit down for a cup of tea or coffee, and carry on with conversations. Basically the living room is the area where guests usually come and sit. Hence, it is very much important to decorate in a great way. One of the best ways to jazz up the living room is to use wall decals from the decals shop.

Good decorations in the living room catch the eyes of the guests and gives them a good impression about your choices and personalities. There's a huge range of wall decals in the market, and you may choose according to your personal preference.

Different types of wall decors
There are different types of wall decals for the living room - all of which are best sellers, and based on different themes. Here are some of them:

a. Places and Monuments.
So you have fond memories of, or dream of going to Paris. You choose the Eiffel Tower wall decal to keep the memories alive, or inspire you to achieve your dream. Applying the stickers is pretty easy, and you get magic walls with the least bit of effort.
Travel the World.
b. Graphics and Quotes.
There are many graphics and quotes available in the wall decal store, and for sure there would be one that matches your personality. These graphics and quotes look amazing in the living room, and guests who come and visit can instantly see the type of person you are.
Dr. Seuss.
c. Trees and Plants.
If you want to keep it simple yet beautiful then you can opt for plant and flower decals. Not only can they enhance the look of the living room, but also make it look even more gorgeous. Plant and flower decals however, are a bit tricky to apply and need to be placed at the right angles. You might need to get help from experts in this department, so that the decals can be placed properly to give the room a graceful and gorgeous look.
Chinese Style Branches, Birds, and Tree.
d. Lanterns and Lamps.
Lamp and lantern wall decals for living room look amazing, and give the illusion of a real lamp hanging from the ceiling. These decals add to the overall appeal of the living room, and can be applied on the walls just behind the sofa or the television set. Buy stickers that complement with the colors of your sofa and curtains so that it goes well with the theme.

e. Retro look.
Retro wall decals add a unique touch and a pop of color to your living room. They come in variety of styles and colors, which are a sure-fire way to get the attention of your guests.
Mid-Century Leaves.
Now the best part of having wall decals for the living room is that you can apply it easily, remove it, and reapply it without much problem. It will not even damage the wall paint or the texture. The wall decals are very easy to maintain and clean. In addition, wall decals can be used for a long period of time.

If you're thinking of redecorating your living room, wall decals are the way to go. Aside from making your living room look fab and gorgeous, these wall decals also reflect your personality. Your guests will surely love this new idea of decorating the living room.

Wordless Wednesday #93 | Kab Scout!

The little man and his classmates fall in line as the Investiture Ceremony begins.

Lighting the candles.
Scout Brandon, salute!
Shopping for ice cream as soon as the Ceremony was done. 


Welcome Back, Park Jung Soo!

ELFs, rejoice! Super Junior leader Leeteuk (real name Park Jung Soo) has been officially discharged from the army as of this morning, July 29.
Photo credit:
Leeteuk left the camp at Injegun, Gangwondo in a black SUV, skipping the usual press interviews and public greetings. The Super Junior leader wanted to return home quietly sans the fanfare, but promises to hold an official fan meeting in the weeks to come.
Leeteuk believed to be inside that black SUV.
Welcome banner for the Super Junior leader.
Leeteuk enlisted into the army on October 30, 2012 and entered the 306th battalion in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggido. He has finally been discharged after 21 months of military service.

Welcome back, Park Jung Soo! We can't wait to see you stand on stage again!

Spotlight | Etude House Happy Essential Foam Collagen.

Several weeks ago, while swatching lip tints at the Etude House branch in Festival Mall, this pretty pink tube caught my eye. No, actually, it's the word 'collagen' that really caught my eye.
Etude House Happy Essential Foam Collagen.
That I've gone gaga over collagen supplements and anti-aging skin care products is no secret. I've raved one too many times about how collagen did wonders for my skin, and I certainly wouldn't mind ditching my old facial wash for a collagen-infused one. And that I did.
Ingredients are listed in Hangul and English.
Formulated with 40% polyol (glycerin, sorbitol, PEG-32) content to keep skin feeling moist and soft, this moisturizing cleansing foam uses Marine Collagen extract to promote firmer skin and decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
Product description and usage directions at the back.
The Happy Essential Foam comes in a typical squeeze tube, and I believe this 150 mL tube is the only size available for this product - as well as the other variants in the Happy Essential Foam line. The packaging may be simple and straightforward, but still looks 'kawaii' in terms of its design.
Squeeze tube.
Now here's how the product looks like. 
It has a thick and creamy texture, and lathers quite well. That little dot on my finger is more than enough to wash my face and neck.
And foamy, too!
Mildly scented and gentle on the skin, this product leaves the skin soft, smooth, and supple, without the irritation. It's gentle enough for everyday use (I use this twice a day), and safe even for those with sensitive skin. I'm enamored by this product so much that a repurchase is a must! And I will, as soon as I'm halfway-through with this tube! :)

What I love:
- Contains Marine Collagen.
- Creamy texture.
- Lathers quite well, so just a little goes a long way.
- The scent.
- Does a good job of cleansing the skin.
- Leaves the skin soft and smooth.
- Safe for sensitive skin.
- Affordable price. (Php 248/ 150 mL tube)

What you might not like:
- Absolutely none!

Have you tried this product, or any other cleansing foams (Vitamin C, Witch Hazel, Hyaluronic Acid, White Clay) from the Happy Essential Foam line? How was your experience?


Getting Wardrobe Essentials Online at Your Convenience.

Getting the clothing you want that will fit both your size and budget can be difficult when you just shop at your local mall stores and big box retailers. When you want a better selection, you may be convinced to shop online at websites like Shopping online could be your answer if you are limited on time and money, yet still want enough of a selection to build your wardrobe.

When you shop at this kind of website, you can get items for all kinds of wear. For example, if you need dress clothes for church or for work, you can find dresses, skirts, and nice blouses that would fit this need. Likewise, when you need new casual wear for home or for running errands around town, you can likewise find maxi dresses, jeans, tee shirts, and more online.
Photo credit: Life and Style.
If you relegate your shopping to local stores, you might have to go to several places all at once to get what you need. However, when you shop online, you can get all of your wardrobe essentials in one purchase and have it all shipped to your home or workplace. Further, if you have specific questions about the selection, you can call or email customer service agents who can provide you with all of the information you need to make wise spending and apparel choices.

Photo credit: Leather Fads.
As you renew your wardrobe, you can get all of what you need online. You can find clothing for every occasion and for casual wear as well.


Ideas for Modern Lighting.

Today's modern lighting is all about chrome, cool whites, and minimalistic designs. But that doesn't mean that you have to stick with these three very specific categories when choosing lighting fixtures for your home or office. Your needs for lighting, as well as your decorative preferences, should take precedence when it comes to choosing modern lighting. Click here for some unique examples of modern light.
Photo credit: Prairie Perch.
First, decide what exactly it is you want to add light to. Are you looking to add more light to a work space, such as your kitchen counters or a home office? Or do you simply want to brighten up a large common room, such as a living room or dining room? The type of lighting you need will play a role in determining the types of fixtures you can choose from.

Pendant lighting is a great choice for bouncing diffused light off of ceilings, whether they're straight or slanted. On the other hand, to light up the bottom half of a room, you may wish to consider chandelier or ceiling fan lighting - the latter is an excellent choice if you wish to conserve on heating and cooling bills.
Photo credit: Fresh Home.
If you simply wish to add a touch of whimsy to a room, consider fixtures that offer diffused lighting contained within a decorative globe or lamp shade. Track and wall lighting is also a nice choice, though the installation may require a bit more effort and materials.


Keep Your Kids Well Dressed.

When you go out in public, you want to make sure that you are properly covered. If you are wearing a skirt or a dress, you want to feel comfortable moving around without being exposed or others possibly looking at you while you are exposed.

For parents of little children, it is even more important that they are properly covered when they are playing with friends. It is also critical that the clothing that children wear is comfortable enough for them to want to wear it.
Photo credit: Sparkle Farms.
Although parents are more concerned about their kids being dressed properly when they are in public, kids have a tendency to ditch anything that they don't want to wear. Therefore, a breathable, comfortable and good looking pair of shorts are something that your kids are not going to want to be without. The best part is that a comfortable pair of shorts can be worn both outside and inside at bedtime. This can reduce the amount of time that it takes to get your kids to bed each night. It may also reduce the time it takes kids to get to sleep because they won't be too hot or too cold.

To find comfortable shorts and undergarments for your kids, you can shop online at your preferred children's clothing retailer.


A World Of Glass.

There are occasions when you want to give someone something special, such as a birthday or holiday. Hand blown glass creations come in various sizes, shapes and colors. There are creations that can be placed outside in a yard or garden. These capture the light of the sun, giving off a sparkle to beautify the area. They can also be kept inside.

When used indoors, they can be set on a table, fireplace mantle or on the floor. Larger creations work best on the floor as they are usually heavy and don't tend to tip over as easily as a smaller one would sitting on an end table.
Photo credit: Fine Art America.
These creations make wonderful gifts for special holidays like Mother's Day or Christmas. You can add something to the creation like a flower or card to make it personal. These items can also be purchased for yourself. They look wonderful in kitchens, bathrooms and any other room of the home that needs a decorative touch.
Photo credit: Art Light.
Because they are hand blown, all of the creations usually have a unique look, even if it's the slightest curve or angle. When you are looking for a housewarming gift, this would be something that you could purchase. It could also be a wedding gift or something for a retirement.


Wordless Wednesday #92 | An Unexpected Guest.

Two days after the onslaught that was Glenda, an unexpected guest flew into my grandmother's home.
From Hogwarts? :)
Yes, it's an owl!
The poor thing must have lost its way during the typhoon, so we decided to take care of it for the meantime. Everyone was so excited to have this feathered friend around, especially my little man. He even named it 'Hedwig', after Harry Potter's ever famous owl.
Showing off.
I believe this is the Philippine Scops-Owl aka Oriental Screech Owl, though I don't remember hearing it screech while he was here.
That stare.
We were supposed to turn this guy over to the folks at DENR this week, but my grandmother decided to just let Hedwig leave on his own. She was worried that the poor thing might die, since we don't know exactly what to feed it with. I know owls eat mice and lizards and stuff like that, but how on earth am I supposed to give him those? Lol.

Anyway, it was nice meeting you, Hedwig. I hope you're safe and sound and happily eating wherever you are. :)


Spotify Makes it to the Top!

And by that, I mean the top of the charts in both Apple iTunes and the Google Play Store. Among the free and paid apps, Spotify is the first and only music app to make it to the top ten!

It's no surprise, actually. Especially when you have 40 million users in 57 markets worldwide, plus a catalogue containing more than 30 million songs. I'm a huge fan of Spotify myself (it's one of the most used apps on smartphone), and most of my friends are, too (I know because we share our playlists on our Facebook pages, haha!)
KPop x Spotify! :)
Now if you're a Globe subscriber such as myself, you can enjoy streaming your favorite music for free with a GoSURF Data Plan. Aside from the premium access to all the music on Spotify, this postpaid plan also gives you access to the internet for sending e-mails, updating social networks, sharing photos or playing games. Streaming Spotify is completely free and won’t eat up a GoSURF data plan’s mobile internet allocation.

So whether you’re a social media spectator - busy checking everyone else’s status, posts, selfies, or a social media butterfly - constantly posting hilarious videos, quizzes for your friends to take, and responding to comments in a flash, GoSURF has the right data plan that fits your digital lifestyle. Stay online for as low as P10 for 10 MB of data valid for 1 day. If you want to stay online longer, you can register to GoSURF299 with 700MB of data for 30 days plus free Spotify Premium. The best part about Spotify Premium? You can listen to music without any advertisements, stream music with the highest quality audio, and download music using offline mode so you can listen to songs even without an internet connection or WiFi!

Make your world sound wonderful with GoSURF and Spotify!
Prepaid subscribers can register to GoSURF10 which gives 10MB of data and free access to Spotify for 1 day, while Postpaid subscribers can avail of GoSURF 299 with 700MB of data valid for 30 days plus free access to Spotify Premium.


Spotlight | NeoCell Skincare Products + Giveaway!

A few months ago, I had the privilege of trying out some of NeoCell's best-selling products - the Beauty Bursts and the Keratin Hair Volumizer. Using them for weeks led to amazing results, hence I grew really fond of the brand. And so when NeoCell sent me a second wave of their new products, I was more than thrilled, and ready to be impressed all over again.

Today I'll be doing a capsule review of these three products - the Alpha Cell Exfoliator, the Hydra+ H.A. Serum, and the Refreshing Herbal Mist. I've been using all three for more than a month now, and I must say, NeoCell does exactly what it says it can do for your skin.
L-R: Alpha Cell Exfoliator, Hydra+ H.A. Serum, Refreshing Herbal Mist.
Made with natural fruit extracts, the Alpha Cell Exfoliator removes dead skin cells on the surface to make the skin look fresh and radiant. It contains green tea, a product that is rich in anti-oxidants, and has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.
Alpha Cell Exfoliator, $5.73.
To use, simply pour a moderate amount on a cotton ball, and apply it on clean, dry skin while avoiding the eye area. I use this every morning, before applying moisturizer on my face.
Clear liquid, comes in a clear plastic bottle.
Push-down cap.
I love how this product penetrates easily, and how it makes my skin bright and tight sans the redness and irritation. For those who detest heavily-scented skincare products, you'll like how this product has no scent at all, although I was kinda hoping for it to smell like green tea or something.
NeoCell details.
The Hydra+ H.A. Serum, on the other hand, is a 'penetrating time-release serum' that contains natural hyaluronic acid (H.A.). Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture.
Hydra+ H.A. Serum, $25.17
When applied topically, hyaluronic acid forms an air permeable layer and penetrates into the dermis, thus boosting the elasticity and hydration of the skin. The protective barrier on the skin locks in moisture, which gives the skin a youthful appearance.
Time release serum.
NeoCell's Hydra+ H.A. Serum does exactly that - it makes the skin glowing, plump, and youthful-looking. My skin felt tight right after the first application, and with continued use, the fine lines under my eyes started to fade away.
This product has a nice, citrus scent - subtle and not overpowering at all. It comes in a pump bottle, which dispenses the product easily and hygienically.
Pump bottle.
The serum has just the right consistency - not too thick, not too runny, and is easily absorbed by the skin. One pump is enough to cover the face and neck, so just a little goes a long way. I use this product twice a day, morning and evening, in lieu of my regular moisturizer. I love what this product does for my skin, so I don't think I'll be going back to my old moisturizer anytime soon. :)
One pump is all you need.
Finally, there's the Refreshing Herbal Mist, NeoCell's 'on-the-go moisture complex'.
Refreshing Herbal Mist, $7.17
This cooling mist contains collagen, skin balancing herbs, and soothing aloe vera that makes the skin hydrated and revitalized.
On-the-go Moisture Complex.
It comes in a handy 30 mL spray bottle that fits even in my smallest purse. I love that I can take this product wherever I go, and use it whenever my skin needs a little 'pick-me-up' - especially on days when I'm busy running errands while going to and fro my son's school.
Light, non-sticky, and lightly-scented, this product dries easily and can be spritzed even with makeup on. So yeah, I love that I can freshen up my face without worrying about my mascara running or my foundation caking. :)
These NeoCell products are available on iHerb, and at retail stores such as GNC, Whole Foods, and Better Health. Here in the Philippines, NeoCell products are distributed by Power and Beauty. You can make a purchase through their website, or at their physical store located at Trinoma Mall, Level 1.

One of my readers, however, will have the chance to try these products for free! And because I love my readers and followers so much, I'm even adding a bag of Beauty Bursts to the prize pack! And you know how much I love these collagen supplements because of the wonders that it did for my skin. :)
Beauty Bursts in Super Fruit Punch flavor.
Once again, I will be using Rafflecopter for this giveaway. The rules are simple - complete ALL of the mandatory tasks for your entries to be valid. You can earn more entries by doing the optional tasks. Giveaway will run until August 21st and is open worldwide.