Scarf – A Fashionable Piece

I used to own and use scarf when I was in high school…you know the fanciful teen fashion. Oh, I miss those days! When I entered college, I preferred to be simple, besides too much accessorizing is not allowed in our school. Now I realized that I need to buy myself again a pair of elegant scarf. It may not be expensive but good enough to match most of my clothes. I may not be too old for that, am I? 🙂

Scarf nowadays is not just used for religious reasons or to keep you warm. It is now a fashionable piece. It can be used as cover for big breasts or define the shape of your breast without showing the cleavage on your plunging neckline. I don’t need scarf for this purpose though as I don’t have boobies to hide or define, lol! It can also be used as headband, a perfect hair accessory most especially on summer. It can used as neck accessory as well for that effortless fashionable look.

Model: Jhanna Bonana

My First Facial at RCC Amazing Touch

Thanks to sis Levy Martinez of Levyousa, because of her I had a free facial together with my sister. She gave me 2 vouchers last May as Mother’s day gift but it was only last month that I was able to use it. Would you believe it’s my first time? I was hesitant to get facial before because I was afraid of the “would be” side effects, but since I got 2 free vouchers for anti-aging facial treatment at RCC Amazing Touch, me and my sister used it. I was having second thoughts but when I learned that RCC Amazing Touch uses natural herbal creams, I know my skin would be safe with them.

during facial

during facial

We were the first customers that day. The esthetician asked me to lie on a bed. She analyzes my skin with a brightly lit lamp. I told her that I don’t want my skin to be pricked because I heard from my friends that it is the extraction that hurts and if done improperly, it can cause broken capillaries and discoloration. But the esthetician said that pricking is not needed because I don’t have blackheads and whiteheads that need to be extracted. She just then applied exfoliating cream and massaged my face softly in a circular motion. I felt that the massage released the tensions in my facial muscles…it was very relaxing.


After 10 minutes, she wiped of the cream with a wet sponge then applied another cream after. I knew it was a mask because it was soothing and it tightened my skin. She left the mask on my face for 20 minutes then she wiped it off again with the wet sponge.

The anti-aging facial treatment at RCC Amazing touch costs Php485 ($11.50), sponge included. But because the free vouchers cost Php450 each, me and my sister paid Php35.00 each for the sponge. I am thankful that they know the importance of sanitation and don’t reuse sponges.

My first facial wasn’t bad at all or maybe because there was no extraction. Result? Refreshed, soft, smooth skin.

after facial

after facial

The RCCs staff were accommodating though I must say I am not fully satisfied with the service. The esthetician should do extra pampering like scalp massage while waiting for the mask to set (just my two cents) for their customers to come back.

Will I get a facial again? Oh, yes. It’s only now that I realized I need it not just to maintain my smooth skin but because I deserve some pampering.

RCC Amazing Touch
Level 1, Marcos Highway, Pasig City
Tel (632)249-1471

Lifestyle and Cancer

Cancer is the 3rd leading cause of mortality and morbidity. However, 2/3 of all cancers are attributed to lifestyle and can be prevented. Some preventive measures are…

  • No to smoking – smoking causes cancer of the lungs, the most common cancer.
  • Eat Healthily – eat high fiber foods like fruits, green leafy vegetables, wheat bread and whole grain cereals.
    – avoid nitrate-cured, salt-cured, smoked and pickled foods.
  • Take care under the sun – over exposure to sun can cause skin cancer.
  • Practice safe sex – infection of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes nearly all causes of cervical cancer.
  • Go for screening – screening can pick up changes on cancer early and maximizes the chances of successful treatment.
  • Keep ideal body weight – obesity is a major risk factor for cancer of the uterus.
  • Drink alcohol moderately – too much alcohol overtime increases risk of cancer of the liver,mouth, throat and breast most especially if done with smoking.
  • Know early signs of cancer
    1. Changes in bladder or bowel habits.
    2. A sore that does not heal.
    3. Unusual bleeding or discharge.
    4. Thickening of lumps in breast or elsewhere.
    5. Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.
    6. Obvious change in wart and mole.
    7. Nagging cough or hoarseness.
    8. Sudden weight loss.

    Lifestyle and cancer is interrelated. It’s not too late to change your lifestyle now.

    *Source: Philippines Society of Oncologists