Latest Purchase: Joy & Karma Vitamin C Serum

I just bought this new product a couple of weeks ago and I thought I’d share it with you guys. It’s something that I I believe is beneficial to many of us since these days, we’re probably a lot more worried about our skin aging prematurely.

This Vitamin C Serum from Joy & Karma seems to be a decent product according to its positive reviews. I haven’t used it long enough to say if it works or not but so far, I like it and I’m going to keep using it. Maybe after a couple of months, I’ll have something to report back to you guys.

Click here for more details regarding the product.

Falling in Love with Fall Couture 2014

Ooh la la! Love is in the air, and I find myself falling in love hard – with Fall Couture, that is. Sigh. All weekend long, I’ve been browsing through hundreds of pictures from the most recent fashion shows. Gasp! 

Below are TEN of my most favorite looks for fall from Elie Saab (photos 1-5) and Zuhair Murad (photos 6-10). At least, if I were the couture-wearing, red carpet-going type, I would be wearing these:

ES1

This looks so pretty, and something I’d wear for dinner. Ha!

ES2

I love the deep rich color, and that fur makes the gown look oh so fierce!

ES3

Very heavenly.

ES4

I literally gasped at this! SO PERFECT!

ES5

I would wear this if I were a sexy villain. ;)

ZM1

For some reason, this made me think of what I would wear if I were a spy. Haha!

ZM2

Rock star, yes?

ZM3

This I’d wear in a date, too.

ZM4

Maybe Jennifer Lopez or Shakira would wear this.

ZM5

I love anything pink/red obviously.

What’s YOUR favorite?

 

(All photos grabbed from Style.com)

I’m Back and Better Than Ever!

I’ve been away for two years – both from my family and the blogosphere. It’s been one heck of a journey but now I’m finally back home!

I’m excited to start blogging again and this time, I hope to be able to share my experiences with all of you and the life lessons I’ve learned along the way.

quote Please check back for more updates from me.

XX ANNA XX

 

I’ll Miss You All!

It’s been a while since I’ve honestly sat down to update this blog. Gosh, I have been awfully busy with work. Oh wait, yeah I was too busy to even tell everyone that I got a new job.

I was offered to be an Operations Manager for this huge national BPO. The offer was simply irresistible – well paying salary, travel, and a whole lot of other perks. So yes, I quit my old job and jumped right on board.

My new job has been keeping me on my toes since I started last January 8th. It’s now been what, 4 months? Whoa how time flies. The past four months have been one heck of a ride. Guess what, things got even better! The company is expanding and is opening its pioneer delivery center in the Philippines and I’ve been chosen as one of the 5 operations managers to spearhead the Philippine expansion.

Yes, I’m leaving for the Philippines in 3 weeks time and I’m so excited. Imagine, I will be one of the pioneers. I surely can feel a promotion coming up if ever all goes well. But yeah, apart from an incredible increase in my salary and perks, I also need to take on more responsibility. Thus, I don’t think I can still keep this blog rolling.

I love blogging, I like sharing my thoughts and day to day learnings with everyone. However, I guess this is a greater calling — my expertise is needed somewhere else. So for now, I’ll bid blogging goodbye. But who knows, I might be back soon with an even better blog. I WILL MISS YOU ALL!

Athlete’s = Perfection

Here is another lust fest over some hot bodies. Since there are far too many hot guys out there, I have decided to limit this post into two drool-worthy men.

Now who would ever dare question David Beckham’s hotness?? Look at those abs and everything else! Victoria Beckham is one lucky lady. *sigh

Hot Cristiano Ronaldo. What else can I say?

So what’s up with athletes and posing in ads? They can really sell probably. The girls (including me) would totally be convinced to buy briefs and jeans. J

I know they’re blessed with good genes but I know it took a lot of hard work to have those kind of bodies. Gym, anyone?

On a personal note, I should probably buy that Smooth treadmill.

Hit the Beach

I may not know how to swim but I am a great appreciator of the beauty of beaches. It really is true what they say about the water having a calm effect on you. Probably except when you go to a beach that’s always heavily populated by tourists and beach lovers alike. It can get too hot and annoying but since it’s a public property, you can’t do anything about it.

I love looking at the deep blue water and the matching blue skies. With the perfect swimsuit, I shall soon hit the beach.

Pimp my iPhone

I love my iPhone 4 and I have it with me everywhere I go. I also like to put different cases every time I feel like in the mood to pimp it. I found these really amazing iPhone 4 cases. Aren’t they so pretty?

(From L-R) Eggshell Finlandia in Taimi Red, Aika Green, Sade Purple, Nuppu Navy, Kukka Yellow, Kesa Pink and Lumi Light Blue.

Couple Wishes

I have always been a fan of celebrity couples. They intrigue me. Some I absolutely hate, but some couple I adore so much that I was also sad when they broke up. Here are three of my favorite Hollywood couples that didn’t make it.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. They absolutely looked gorgeous together and they had a family too but I guess they’re just not meant to be.

Jennifer Garner and Michael Vaughn. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ben Affleck too but I was just a big fan of Alias and I really liked their chemistry together.

Isn’t it pretty obvious that I’m an Andy Roddick fan? Too bad he and Mandy Moore broke up. I think they looked really good together.

Well you know in Hollywood, everything seems to be temporary.

Swimfan

I’m in the mood to shop for swimsuits. I’ve been reading articles and tips about how to buy the perfect one for your body type. Ever since, I simply look at the design and if I like it, then I go buy it. Of course, I would end up not liking it on me. That’s why I know better this time and I’m now being very critical about each one that I just visually like.

Now this I wonder if anyone could actually swim with this on.

Let’s Get Physical

God knows I’m not the sportiest person ever! Yes, I’m actually into sports but never good at a sport. Here are some of the sports that I wish I was good in.

1. Tennis – I wish could play this sport. I have had some lessons but I’m still pretty hopeless at this.

Andy Roddick – I don’t care that he’s not winning anymore, he’s hot. J

2. Football – Not American football, but football as in soccer. Although I’m sure that I could never last a good 90 minutes running around that huge field!

Steven Gerrard is one of the best midfielders ever!

3. Basketball – So basketball is really not a girl’s game but I enjoy watching the sport and how I wish I could be so cool and know how to dribble and actually shoot it.

I started being a Jason Kidd fan since he was playing at New Jersey Nets. I love his game!

4. Swimming – For the life of me, I could never swim. I think I paid my way through a swimming class (so bad of me, I know).

Michael Phelps. This is definitely not because of the body. I just wish I could at least know how to swim.

5. Cycling – So this is mainly because I love Lance Armstrong. He’s one of my favorite athletes ever. I couldn’t even last that long just biking around.

Lance Armstrong – Tour de France legend