Friday, September 25, 2015

Sponsored Video: Daddy’s Girl

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sponsored Video: Up Dharma Down – “All the Good Things” filmed in Singapore (Official Video)

Up Dharma Down travelled to Singapore to filmed their latest music video for “All the Good Things” in Singapore.

Set against the iconic skyline of Marina Bay, the video captures everything that inspired their new single: Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge, Henderson Waves; the street of all things hip at Haji Lane; and, the gravity-defying the breathtaking city skyline. Follow the band’s island-wide search for inspiration at now.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Slow Cooker Recipes: Like Restaurant Eating at Home + a Giveaway!

For a long time now, I've been fascinated by food prepared using a slow cooker or crock pot. Imagine, you just load all the ingredients in the pot and leave it for many hours while you do what you need to (at work or at home)? That's fantastic! And with its low temperature of slow-cooking, it's almost impossible to burn food with a slow cooker. That's just perfect for someone like me who tends to forget that something's cooking in the oven or stove. Haha.

Now, what's better than cooking with a slow cooker? Getting free slow cooker recipes, of course! Antares Press introduces this Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners: 55 Fast and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes to Lose Weight Fast. It's available in ebook format so you can easily access the recipes through your smartphones, your computers, tablets or ebook readers. 

This recipe book is targeted for beginners so all the recipes are really easy and quick to prepare. I've gone through it to see which recipes I can actually cook and I was glad that most don't include those hard-to-find ingredients. Living in the Philippines, there are ingredients that are not readily available here or are too expensive. So yeah, that's definitely a plus for me.

Anyway, this Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners ebook is going to be perfect for those people who are always on the go. Those people like me who needs to be able to prepare food in advance but still want to have restaurant-grade, tasty and nutritious food when mealtime arrives. 

For those looking for great ways to lose some weight, the recipe ebook is also packed with a variety of vegetarian recipes Ratatouille and Veggie Chili. There's even dessert recipes for the sweet tooth! Chocolate Mousse and Cheesecake are just two of the amazing desserts included.

Here's a couple sample recipes to get you started:

Serves: 6

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
16 ounces Baby Portabella mushrooms, sliced 
1 packet dry Italian dressing mix 
1 cup white wine 
1 8-ounces package fat free cream cheese (room temperature)
8 ounces fat free chicken broth 
1 tablespoon butter 
2 teaspoons paprika 

In a medium sauce pan, melt butter then whisk in wine, chicken broth, dressing mix, and cream cheese until smooth. Place mushrooms and chicken in the bottom of a large slow cooker. Pour wine sauce over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

Serves: 8

4 cup low-fat chocolate or cinnamon graham cracker crumbs 
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted 
8 ounces reduced-fat sour cream, at room temperature 
8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar 
1 egg, at room temperature 
1 tablespoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract 
1 1/2 tablespoons flour 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
1 tablespoon lemon zest 

In a small bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press into the bottom and sides of a 6 inches springform pan. In a large bowl, mix the sour cream, cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla, flour, lemon juice, and zest until completely smooth. Pour into the springform pan. Pour 1 inch of water into the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker. Place a trivet in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the pan onto the trivet. Cook on low for 2 hours. Turn off the slow cooker and let the cheesecake steam for 1 hour and 15 minutes with the lid on. Remove the cheesecake from the slow cooker. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight before serving.

I didn't even know you can make cheesecake using a crock pot. Now, that I wanna try one of these days. So there you go. If you want an easy step-by-step guide to enjoying delicious, healthy meals without all the hassle, get the Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners ebook. You can get an either get the ebook or the paperback copy. Check out the link below:

Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners ebook
Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners paperback

And hey, if you want an ebook copy of your own, the amazing people at Antares Press has given me permission to give up to 10 free copies for you! Comment below or hit me up with an email. First 10 gets it!

Antares Press gave me a free copy of the Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners to review. I was not paid any amount however to write about it.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Fun Non-Traditional Wedding Cake Ideas!

There's one object that almost always becomes the centerpiece in wedding receptions - the wedding cake. But, did you notice that most of these cakes are traditional tiered cakes? Where's the fun in that? Girlfriends, it's time to think out of the box and try non-traditional wedding cakes - they are bold, adventurous and probably will cost way cheaper. I've browsed the crazy non-traditional wedding cake design ideas from and listed them below. Check out and enjoy!












So, which one would you like as your wedding cake? We'd like to know. Hit us in the comment section! ;)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

8 Lovely Wedding Dresses From The Vera Wang Fall 2014 Collection

You might say "That is so last year!" to these wedding dresses but we bet you'll still fall in love with them. And why not? These dresses are lovely and who knows, you might get some ideas for your own wedding dress. The Vera Wang Fall 2014 Collection actually include more than 8 pieces but I've chosen my favorites. Check them out!

Coral strapless circle cluster and butterfly lace ball gown wedding dress with tumbled tulle accented by organic flower detail and floral beaded embroidery.

Coral strapless chiffon mermaid wedding dress with alternating pleat bodice, organic flower detail and pleated tier skirt.

Coral strapless silk mermaid wedding dress with organza flange detail accented by faille blossom, pleated organza and floral beaded embroidery.

Petal strapless silk mermaid wedding dress with organic flower detail accented by tulle hand draping and cascading bias cut silk organza flanges.

Peony strapless faille sweetheart mermaid wedding dress with double bow back detail and floral beaded embroidery.

Petal strapless silk organza ball gown wedding dress with hand draped bodice accented by organic flower, grosgrain shoulder strap and peony faille blossom.

Rose strapless silk ball gown wedding dress with hand applique Chantilly lace bodice, grosgrain bows and draped skirt accented by crystal pleated tulle detail.

Petal strapless silk ball gown wedding dress with hand draped tulle bodice and organic flower detail accented by silk organza ruffles.

They're so pretty right? And not your traditional white gowns too! Which one do you love? Let us know in the comment or suggest any wedding-related topic you want us to blog about next. Ciao! ;)


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Infographic: 10 Habits That Are Hurting Your Back

Back pains. The woes of many 9 to 5 employees - and that's include me. Sometimes, at the end of your work shift, you can barely stand. It hurts to even walk a short distance because of the strain you've put on your lower back in a whole day's work.

The Center for Spinal Disorders in New Jersey offers an infographic on the different habits that might be causing lower back pains. They aim to educate people about the ways that you could be compromising your health because of everyday habit - which could be exacerbating back problems.


Source: The Center for Spinal Disorders

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Perfect Make-Up? There's an Infographic on That!

Of course, women like to look presentable - beautiful even. It may not be an everyday thing for some, but everyone have those days when we just want to look good. And so, make-up is almost a necessity. The sad reality though is that not everyone can apply the perfect make-up. Hell, I always mess up putting blush on so I usually just forgo it.

Now, thanks to Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, they've put together this amazing infographic on steps for applying the perfect make-up. Yay!
9 Unbelievably Simple Steps For Perfect Make-Up

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Manchester United Welcomes Six New Signings

Just a few days ago, I posted something about Angel Di Maria's signing with Manchester United. However, he's not the only one who were signed recently by the club. In fact, there are six new signings - including Di Maria. The club also signed Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Radamel Falcao and Marcos Rojo. My, Louis van Gaal was a very busy man, wasn't he?
Anyway, Manchester fans (including me), here are the new jersey names and numbers for us to cheer on:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rude! Don't Kill The Magic!

I've never been much into reggae. Only when the mood strikes will I ever listen to some 311, Sublime and Bob Marley. But, when I heard the song Rude playing on the radio, I instantly fell in love with it. I spent a portion of my meager mobile data allowance just so I can instantly download it on my Spotify playlist.

Of course, I had to know more about the band. I found out that the band's name is MAGIC! (yes, it's stylized that way) and that they are from Canada. They identify their music as reggae fushion. The band is composed of songwriter and record producer Nasri on vocals, Mark Pellizer on guitars, Alex Tanas on drums and Ben Spivak on bass.

The band released their debut single, Rude, from the album Don't Kill The Magic. So I was actually pretty late in discovering this song. On April 4, 2014, they released Don't Kill The Magic as the second single. And of course, it's addicting as well. But, don't take my words for it. Check out the two songs from their music videos below:

MAGIC! Official Website
MAGIC on Facebook
MAGIC! on Twitter
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