What you need to know about Avoiding Exercise Injuries

I love exercise, I love the way it makes me feel and how it makes my body look. If I go without exercising for too long, I start to feel lethargic and a bit down. For me, surfing is my passion. Of course it’s exercise, but for me, it’s more like a mindset and a way of living.

While I could talk all day about how I feel about surfing, the reason for my blog today is to share a little accident I recently had. The take home message for people is: always take your safety seriously and if you do injure yourself, take that even more seriously.

You see recently, my board and I got a little too up close and personal with each other, after some killer breaks got the better of me. Standing on the beach, I was dazed and confused, and oh yeah, bleeding. Because my surfboard also hit me in the head, I didn’t think it was too serious and didn’t do anything about it. Well, that was an error.

After almost a week of sinus pain, not to mention that my once relatively straight nose was now more crooked than my walk after a big night out, I finally decided to see my doctor. She told me that I had indeed broken my nose and would probably need surgery.

injured nose

While I’ve always been pretty cynical and I guess critical about cosmetic surgery, I just had to do something about my nose. Apart from the impact it had on my sinus passages (not good I can tell you), it just wasn’t me looking back at myself in the mirror anymore. I wanted the old me back, nose and all.

I rang my Mum who’s a nurse and she encouraged me to see someone like Dr Woods, who’s an experienced and reputable plastic surgeon to talk about my ‘nose job’ or rhinoplasty. Before speaking with her, I didn’t realise that in Australia, any doctor can perform cosmetic surgery and call themself a ‘surgeon’, without having actual surgery training and experience. Unfortunately, my health insurance didn’t cover this procedure and I had to go through the public hospital system and wait.

Because I had to wait several weeks for my surgery, my nose had already started to naturally mend. This meant that the surgeon had to considerably ‘reposition’ the cartilage and this ended up make the operation a bit more involved and longer than it needed to be.

So the bandages are off and the swelling’s gone down and I’ve got my old nose back, well almost, it’s not entirely perfect. The whole experience has been a real wake up call for me, to take my exercise and sport, particularly potential accidents and injuries a little more seriously. I’ve also upgraded my health insurance as I would have preferred to see a private surgeon of my choice. I think I may have ended up with a better outcome with the shape and outline of nose if I’d done this, along with having seen a doctor straight after the accident. This hasn’t stopped me from doing what I love, but I guess I’m a little more cautious now and probably take safer risks, if that makes sense! I hope sharing this might encourage you to do the same.

Image Credit:
David Castillo Dominici – FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Be Prom-ready with Pure ‘n Fresh

Junior and Senior Promenade or Prom Night is the most awaited night by teens, especially by girls. It is the most exciting event in the high school calendar because it is the time when they can go all out; to dress up in the most swanky attire, have glamorous hair style and glittery make up on. It’s one magical night of bedazzling, socializing with friends and dancing with crushes.

Prom night is a big spectacular night so it is important to prepare in advance. Watch Julia Barreto’s tips to help you glam up.

Though the prom night is your most anticipated, don’t be overly excited as too much excitement might ruin your night. Remember to maintain your poise and composure. Don’t look nervous because your crush is there. Just always wear your best smile. And for you not to feel anxious to dance with someone, your crush most especially, be prom-ready with Pure ‘n Fresh Feminine Wash and Pure ‘n Fresh Cologne.

Pure 'n Fresh

Pure ‘n Fresh feminine wash and cologne are products of Unilab. They are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested so you don’t have to worry of the itchy feel. They are specially formulated for teen’s mild and sensitive skin.

Pure 'n Fresh Feminine Wash

Pure ‘n Fresh Feminine Wash is made milder to be teens daily partner in feeling fresh, clean and confident. It contains milk protein that helps nourish the skin and boost skin moisture. It is available in 3 delightful scents; Blush Berry, Fabulously Fruity, and Mandarin Kisses.

Pure 'n Fresh Cologne

Pure n’ Fresh Cologne will make you feel fabulous and confident as well. It is available in 3 fun scents; Tangerine Delight, Blush Berry and Tropical Splash. All 3 scents are mild and sweet which are perfect for teenage girls. Simply keep them in your purse for perfect hygiene and to keep you clean all night.

Pure 'n Fresh in Purse

It is good to be pretty but in the end it still boils down as to how you carry yourself. Be prom-ready, glam up and walk in the prom full of composure and with happy attitude. Who knows, you might be the next prom queen.

For more information and to keep you updated on Pure ‘n Fresh products, like their Facebook fan page.

*Disclaimer:
I am in no way related to Pure ‘n Fresh and Unilab. I received these products for evaluation purposes and was given enough time to use it and give my honest opinion. 
Remember that what works for me may not work for you. However, I only recommend products or services I have used or tried  personally and believe will be good for my readers. Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on this blog. For additional information about this product, please contact the manufacturer.

I Love Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci is known for its prestigious line of clothing and perfume that continues to capture the passion and elegance of the present generation (and future maybe). Nina Ricci perfumes give scent with as much elegance as its clothing line and with an irresistible invitation to temptation, just like the Ricci Ricci perfume for  women.

Nina Ricci

Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci is one of my favorite perfumes. I love its enticing glamorous fragrance which is perfect for both formal and casual events. It has a slightly sweet scent of flower and wood combined. Unlike other perfumes, it is not too bold and overpowering but enough to turn heads. It’s just perfect to wear even in a tropical country where the sun is scorching hot.

Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci

Top notes: Rhubarb Zest, Bergamot
Middle notes: Moonflower, Centifolia Rose, Tuberose
Base notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli

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Ricci Ricci’s bottle itself symbolizes luxury and elegance. It comes in a nice fuchsia bottle with a gorgeous ribbon.

Goodbye Eye Bags, Hello Céleteque DermoScience Brightening Eye Tuck

I got these half moons under my eyes when I worked in a call center on a graveyard shift which turned to worse when I started blogging (and Facebook-ing). Yes, I’m one of those sleep-deprived zombies who used to be awake until the wee hours of the morning. I hate these eye bags so much because they make me look tired and old. I have tried many products and some natural remedies too such as tea bags and cucumber but nothing seems to help with my eye bags problem until I tried Céleteque DermoScience Brightening Eye Tuck plus Dark Circles Lightener.

eye tuck

When asked if I want to try Céleteque DermoScience Brightening Eye Tuck plus Dark Circles Lightener, I was skeptical. I don’t want to waste any more time just to know if a product will work or not. But then there was this voice inside me saying my eyes need it badly. Besides, I read that Céleteque DermoScience skin product line uses only derma grade ingredients so there won’t be any facial mayhem I guess.

On the first week of use, there was a very slight (almost unnoticeable change) but after almost 4 weeks of day and night use, I am very much satisfied with the results. The skin under my eyes tightened, eye bags are gone plus the crow’s feet and fine lines diminished. It is because of the Eyeseryl Tetrapeptide Complex which improves skin elasticity and effectively fights water accumulation.

eye bag and fine linesbefore using Céleteque DermoScience Brightening
Eye Tuck plus Dark Circles Lightener

goodbye eyebagsafter almost 1 month…goodbye eye bags!
no more fine lines.

Céleteque DermoScience Brightening Eye Tuck plus Dark Circles Lightener comes in a small tube of 15ml. It costs only Php 299. Why continue getting pissed by your extremely frustrating eye bags if you can get rid of them at a very affordable price?

eye tuck plus dark circles lightener

Pros
1. Very handy. Can fit in the purse and even in the pocket.
2. Unscented
3. Very light and absorbs almost immediately.
4. Affordable yet very affective.

Cons
1. Sightly mentholated, causes my eyes to water a little.

The lesson I learned is, we all have different skin types and to figure out what is best for you, you have to try different products (unless you have allergies) and see how they work. I’m glad that I did. Goodbye eye bags!

*disclaimer:
I am in no way related to Céleteque. I received this product for evaluation purposes and was given enough time to use it and give my honest opinion. Remember that what works for me may not work for you. However, I only recommend products or services I have used or tried  personally and believe will be good for my readers.