Hello, Rovie Dear!

9.22.2016

Butterfly Kisses

3:02 PM
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As a working mom (with a lot of extra curricular affairs, lol), I tend to devote my weekends spending time with my unico hijo. My husband and I always feel guilty for we spend a lot of our time at work during weekdays so we make up for it by going out on weekends. We usually don't bring help with us so we can devote our full attention (and energy) to Leon.
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We usually bring him with us whenever we go to the mall, meet our friends or basically do anything. For this particular photoset, my husband took this a month ago at Glorietta after my workout at Planaforma. Obviously, taking photos with Leon has becoming a challenge for he won't keep still and would rather run around the mall. (I think he is starting to get annoyed everytime we tell him to smile to the camera).

Recently, I am now beginning to relate to working parents (whether working here in the Philippines or abroad) who try to makeup for their absence by buying their kids things or even spoiling them. I can really feel that pang of guilt everytime I realize how much time I do not spend with my toddler. Leon's carers will also tell me that Leon's attitude changes whenever I am around (he tends to be bratty and very makulit, whereas he is usually behaved when we are not around) -- which made me realize how much attention my son needs from me. Hence, I makeup for my "absence" by making sure that I am present to him whenever I am around.

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How about you mommies? Do you feel the same way? 

Anyway, for the outfit details:
On me:
Top and culloutes: Mixology || Sandals H&M

On Leon
Top: Cotton On || Shorts: Tommy Hilfiger || Shoes: Adidas
xx,
(Mommy) Rovie Dear!

9.17.2016

Whiter, More Glowing Skin Through Suaviss' Red Light Collagen Therapy

11:11 AM

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When I started telling people about my experience with the Suaviss Red Light Collagen Therapy, most of them think I'm foolish to do a whitening treatment cause I have naturally fair skin. Yes, I know I do have fair skin but I will never stop raving and reccommending the collagen therapy cause I am getting more than whitening in their unique treatment. My skin gets smoother, tighter and more glowing every after treatment. That's what I love about the Red Light Collagen Therapy -- it gives my skin that youthful glow.
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This is how my skin looks like right after the treatment.
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This is the R-630 Collagen Machine, which represents a safe, non invasive ans effetive wat to naturally encourage collagen production in the body.
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I know you're curious as how the process goes so let me walk through the steps I took to complete the treatment.
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First, I was asked to fill up a form to assesing skin type. This determines the duration of the scrub and my stay in the R-630 Collagen Machine.
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In the photo zone / changing room, I was advised to change into disposable underwear and ready myself to an hour of intense body scrubbing.
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My therapist, Ms Paula patiently applied the Suaviss body scrub in my whole (as in whole body). I did not feel like I was being scrubbed cause the product has very very little beads that is gentle to the skin. An exfoliating facial wash was also applied to my face (it was my very first time to have a facial treatment) and I was surprised on how gentle it felt on my skin. I also learned that the products were all natural, making it safe for the skin.
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After an hour, I was rinseda and dried and was asked to transfer back to the dressing room to apply the first treatment lotion prior to my entry to the collagen machine. I felt a bit awkward at first cause Ms Paula, the therapist literally washed me and even applied lotion to my body and I was a bit shy to have someone else do those things to me. (But she is really nice so I was able to get over it naman). When I was ready, I was asked to step in the Collagen Machine for my body to absorb and lock the nutrients that the lotion has.
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It was a bit scary and exciting to try it for the first time. Goggles were given to me as the red light would be painful to the eyes. Inside, I was asked to remove my robe and stay for 15 minutes. There are speakers and connectors inside where you can listen to the music and be entertained. (When my eyes were able to adjust to the light, I was actually snapchating and instagramming inside the machine even if it was difficult. hehe)
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After 15 minutes, I stepped out of the machine (I felt like a newborn, lol) and was again asked to apply the step 2 treatment lotion for a healthier glow. The experience was so pampering and amazing at the same time. Of course, the results were seen immediately after the treatment.
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So for thhose of you who wants to have a whiter, healthier and younger skin, do not hesitate to drop by at Beauty Lab Whitening at the 3rd Floor of Bonifacio Stopover at BGC The Fort. Suaviss Beauty Lab Whitening uses this innovative skin care technology that stimulate our body's natural production of collagen, making skin rejuvenation healthier and safer. Feel free to visit their clinic to get a free consult.

Hope you liked my post!

xx
Rovie Dear

9.10.2016

A Quick Trip to Manaog Church

9:23 PM
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As you may have seen in my previous posts, my family went to La Union a couple of weeks ago to unwind. Since we were also up north, the husband decided that we drop by Manaog, Pangasinan to have my red car (which we call Sydney, by the way) blessed. It was also the first time for us to see the popular church so we were very excited for the opportunity.
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When Leon saw the lit candles around the shrine of Our Lady of Manaog, he could not stop blowing the candles while singing Happy Birthday. We also managed to stop him from trying to touch the candles. (Super kulit nitong bata na to!)
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We were very surprised on how quick the car blessing was done in Manaog. Since a lot of tourists go there, I believe the church had to do it as quickly as they can to accommodate all the people who wanted their items (cars, rosaries, prayer booklets, etc) blessed. We somewhat missed the solemnity of having our car blessed but we're still very pleased to have seen, and experienced it in Manaoag.
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The church was very beautiful. We have no words to describe how clean and well maintained it is. The exteriors are newly renovated while the interiors maintained its old and sacred feel. Like other tourists, we did not miss the chance of having our photographs taken as well. For the little kid, he was so amused on how huge the outside of the church was and immediately made it his playground. While he was busy running around (with his Ate Jhai, of course) the husband and I took the opportunity of taking my #OO
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Rayban Sunglasses | Chic-a-booti Top | Poshmark Skirt | Mario D Boro Shoes | Mango Bag
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We were also able to buy tons of delicious tupig, and other pasalubongs in the area. There were also a lot of kids who were force selling us their mini rosaries that we ended up buying from one of them.

So there you go! Hope you guys liked my mini Manaog church tour. Til next time!

xx,

Rovie Dear

9.07.2016

New Perspective

3:07 AM
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Have you ever had that night where you just couldn't sleep? So many thoughts running through my head and no matter how hard I try to sleep, I fail miserably. Thus, I decided to open my laptop and write a few things to help me clear my thoughts and probably put my mind to ease to help me fall asleep a little later. 
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Anyways, this photo was taken a week ago, when the family and I spent the long weekend at La Union. Weather was really bad that time so instead of having your usual sunny beach photo, here I am getting a little creative despite the gloomy skies. (Kudos to my husband for tolerating and taking my photos). It has been my desire to improve my instagram feed and my blog and I think I'm getting there (check out instagram.com/roviedear). Yet, with the birth of the "millenial" bloggers and instagrammers, the competition is just so tough. Oh well, I'll probably stick to what I do best -- and that is to write my heart out (hopefully with content).
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Felt that these photo set perfectly relates to what I feel at the moment. A lot of things -- beautiful, good, exciting, surprising are about to happen to me, and to our family and I cannot define what I feel inside. It's a mix of excitement and anxiety for I will be doing something big and something new in my life. I'm excited for the things to come but scared to try new things. But, when life gives you new things, you got to have a new perspective -- and that is to trust God's plans.
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God's way is better than your way. His plan is bigger than your plan. His dream for your life is more rewarding, more fulfilling, better than you've ever dreamed of. Now stay open and let God do it His way.

Ending my entry with that quote for myself and also for you, who are about to enter (or deciding to enter) a new adventure.

Outfit Details
H&M Dress | People are People Sandals