After 10 years in the making, ‘Saving Sally’ hits the theater last Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2016. It was something different from Filipino Films. The story started when Sally (Rhian Ramos) and Marty (Enzo Marcos) met at the school and became best of friends. Sally is an inventor, who helped Marty to avenge the Bully. They became inseparable after the incident. Marty is secret inlove with Sally. He drew her and paste in on his wall but he covers it when Sally is around. The story revolves on how Marty is so ‘Torpe’. Hahaha The problem starts when Sally met another guy and her adopted parents were so strict. Imagine the love of Marty for Sally is unconditional. He can sacrifice his feelings just for Sally’s happiness. 

The Verdict: 

Saving Sally was one of the movies I am looking forward to watch. I first read it on Saab Magalona’s blog (Yes! I am an avid fan of her. *fan girling*) I love supporting Filipino movies. This is one unique idea from a brilliant mind. As you all know, this kind of movies especially the animated ones, those are rare in our country. The soundtracks are so superb. The animations and artistic background is so witty if you read and observed every detail. If you love art, this is a moving art as I may say. Moreover, Rhian Ramos is a good actor. She brings emotion to the movie. Unfortunately, I think Enzo Marcos lacks some feelings towards Sally. He sounds neutral most of the time. I prefer they used Tagalog as the language of the movie. I think it would be wittier if they used our language. The storyline was ordinary. The usual love story, it is predictable. However, the effort they gave to this movie was excellent. Kudos to everyone part of the movie. 


 I will rate this movie with 
★★★☆☆
 3.5 stars out of 5 stars


When it comes to beauty product, I am a late bloomer. haha Now, I am starting to explore what products are good for my hair, for my skin or anything that could make me look forever twenty one. hahaha How about you? Do you love beauty products like me? Well, I discovered a new site that could make any beauty addicts to go cray cray once they have visited this site. It is called BeautyMNL.com

I ordered my first haul from the site and it never disappoints. I ordered the products when I was somewhere far. I am not sure, if it is before my wedding. It arrived right away during my stay in Boracay. wooot! 

 The front of the package

 The back of the package

The list of the products

Beachborn Sea Salt Spray -  Adds volume to your natural length; texturizes hair for perfect waves; helps keeps curls longer; may be used as a dry shampoo to refresh hair on-the-go

Smell Chic Hand Sanitizer - Keep your hands hygienic the stylish way with this blend of deionized water, phenoxy ethanol citric acid, and various fragrances.

Lavender Candle (2oz/60ml) - A lavender bouquet enhanced with clary sage, patchouli, and rosemary

Orange and Vanilla Dry Shampoo - Get gorgeously bouncy, sweet-smelling and healthy-looking hair in an instant. Perfect for days when you’re always on-the-go, Made by David Organics’ super convenient Orange and Vanilla Dry Shampoo absorbs excess oil and grease, increases volume and adds lustrous shine… fast.

Anti-Eying - Helps reduce lines and crow’s feet; handy ball tip stimulates circulation and combats puffiness; minimizes the appearance of dark circles; smoothens skin and restores a soft, youthful tone to the delicate eye area; formulated with hydrogel, lipowax cream, panthenol, placenta, cucumber extract, vitamin E, gingerol, and arbutin

Velcro - Keeps your bangs and baby hairs out of your face; won’t bend hair strands, so they stay smooth and easy to style; nylon material is compact, lightweight, and handy to carry around

Lip Scrub - Gentle beads slough away dry flakes for daily exfoliation; scrub formula nourishes, moisturizes, and conditions lips; enables better adherence of lip color; leaves lips smooth, youthful, and refreshed

That's the end of my haul. I will make the a separate blog post for the review of each product. Stay tuned! I hope you enjoyed my haul. If you want to buy those products, visit www.beautymnl.com for more amazing products.



Invitations are important. It has all the details of the ceremony and the reception. My wedding coordinator suggested to give the invitations a month before so people will have more time to prepare and take a time to file a leave just in case it is a work day for the attendees. 

When I was looking for a vendor for our invitations, I was searching rigidly in google, instagram and other various sites. I was hesitant at first to trust people online. Then, I messaged and sent inquiries to different vendors. I also searched for reviews or just in case it might be a scam. They responded and the affordable price won the deal. And the winner is... SUREPRINTS! I decided to choose them as a vendor because they have affordable sets of invitations and wonderful design. I have no any regrets.



The Verdict:

Sureprints is owned by Krystle Ann Co. At first, she was not responding in my messages. So I was close enough to find another vendor. I gave myself a deadline, if she did not reply during that time. I will find a new one, lucky she replied and she asked me with details of the invitations. She gave me the price and told me she will able to assist me next week. I updated her after a week, I gave her my pegs for my invitation. After a few hours, she replied with a layout. It was fast. Layout is free. Unlike other vendors, corrections are limited and it has extra charges. 

After few days of constant conversation in viber, my invitation is done. Yay! She is easy to instruct even with some special details to add in some of my invitations because of the requests of different family members. I am so sorry. I have no major problems with her. The only thing I have a hard time is contacting her when I have questions or ideas, I want to add in my invitation. Some of the time, she was not replying immediately. The usual time she replies was around 11am to 2pm or midnight. To be sure, I also sent her emails. (Sorry, kulit ko) Hahaha She will reply with my suggestions and ta-da! edited versions sent. She works fast. She also find ways to save few bucks in short she suggest the best ways to save. (Unlike other people, nanaga ng price) The essential thing is I love the design of my wedding invitations. Simple yet elegant. 😄

I will rate her service as... 
★★★★✩
4.5 stars our of 5 stars


For more details, visit Sureprints on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM.


For more information:

Photo: Raulff & Kaye Photography
HMUA: Anna Vanessa Carvajal Lo

Hair: Axel Alferez
Venue: Versailles Palace
Music licensed through www.songfreedom.com



About:

Milk & Co. is a family company created by Olympic swimming champ Michael Klim and his family. Using their unique sporting experience, the Klim’s built a brand with products designed to make life more livable. Full of the good stuff, they’re simple and effective, straightforward and good for everyone.

Milk Face Wash is an efficient and natural based formula which cleans the skin and unplugs pores, preventing breakouts using marine extracts and essential oils. Paraben free and perfect for all skin types. (source)


Ingredients:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Ceteareth-20, Polyquaternium-7, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Nori) Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride - (source: Milk and Co.)


The Verdict:

When I was looking for a product that would help my face to be less dry and more hydrated, I saw this product in Sephora.ph and immediately bought it without hesitation. I was really excited to use it. After few weeks of using it, I can say it made my face soft and hydrated because of coconut extract. It smells good. It does not irritate my nose. Some products really bedazzled me with smell that can make me sneeze in a whole new level. But this one is simple yet powerful effect. Every time I am applying this to my face, it has a menthol feeling that I really love. I am a sucker for menthol products. My face feels clean and clear from all the dirt. For the price, it is worth 615php. It is expensive for a facial wash but it is good to invest for our face to avoid irritants and wrinkles. Always look for the best products, especially for our face. Let us avoid botox and facelift in the future.hahaha Invest now. 😉

★★★★☆
I will rate this product as 4.8 stars