Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SAKURA

I've always loved the Cherry Blossoms in Japan.
It's not just the blooming season which I admire,
But also the falling period of Cherry Blossom petals!
Oh, it's such a bittersweet change that leaves me breathless.
Life, as we know it, never fails to surprise us.
One day, we're up, the next moment, we're down.
One year ago, we're healthy, the next year, we're frail.
Yes, just like the Sakura season, life, too is a bittersweet transition.
Life, indeed, is short yet beautiful.
Piece by piece, as the petals fall, reminds us how fragile life is.
We've got one shot in life so let's live it right:
Live to inspire. Live to learn. Live to give back. And live to make a difference.

LIVE TO INSPIRE.

As a fashion blogger, fashion is no doubt my best form of self-expression.
It's my simplest yet most powerful form of self confidence.
Whenever friends or strangers would compliment me for my OOTDs,
I'd feel a sense of satisfaction, knowing that there is beauty in my style.

I'm more of a trend-setter rather than a follower of trends.
I wear what fits my personality, what my mood dictates & what suits me best.
Dress | People R People
Belt | Shein
Shoes | Parisian

My style is very SOPHIEsticated.
Yes, I love intricate cut-outs & designs which are very edgy yet feminine at the same time.
Belts are always a great idea to accentuate the waist.
And nude heels are perfect to make you look
taller.
SHADES | Sunnies Studio
LIVE TO LEARN.

I have a rollercoaster kind of life--too much drama at times!
But every experience is an opportunity to learn and become the best version of myself.
I don't really regret anything 'cause I know that at one point in my life, I've wanted it too.
I move on, I let go, I change, I grow and most importantly, I learn.
LIVE TO GIVE BACK.

Giving back to society is not just all about financial help.
Time, effort and volunteer work are crucial too in giving back to society.
There are moments in our lives when we may feel down, useless & worthless,
But the very moment we are able to put a smile on others' faces becomes priceless.

I've learned that to give back is not to expect anything in return.
It is the genuine willingness to help and serve that makes the whole experience meaningful.
It's happiness beyond measure; It's love without boundaries & conditions.
LIVE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Smiling is by far the easiest & most effective way to make a difference.
Yes, one's positivism creates a domino effect like no other.
I have found several reasons to smile at life as of the moment no matter how crazy it gets.
May my smile continuously inspire more people to have brighter perspectives in life too.
As someone recently created this for me, "SMILES FOR MILES CAMPAIGN"
I'd like to spread more smiles too to people who cross paths with me.
Surely, every smile goes a long way, miles away.
May it be a ripple effect that continuously inspires greater things to bloom.



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Monday, July 4, 2016

SNOW QUEEN: Olay Natural White ‪#‎OneWashWonder‬ Soap!

“ Mirror, mirror on the wall / Who is fairest of them all?” 
Skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as night.
Cloaked in white, this girl’s young, hot and divine!
"Sophie Ng is fairest of them all, my queen." 
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Let’s admit it! There’s just really something in the color white that makes you instantly stand out. Why do brides wear white gowns? Why do doctors slip on white coats? Why are bleaching creams and glutathione so famous here in the Philippines? It all boils down to white beauty. White just reminds me of Snow White! And this is the look that makes me #BellaBeautiful
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On a gloomy Saturday afternoon, the doorbell suddenly rang. The package was from Belle de Jour & Olay! Oh, I just love the BDJ Perks of a Bella alright. As I was opening the package, I can’t help but fall in love with the smell of the boxed soap. The smell of rose extract was divine & luxurious. It’s not at all overpowering; It was a scent that awakens your senses and makes you want to go & have a shower!
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Bless me Cosmetics for I have sinned. Oh, I’ve been obsessed with white skin alright!  Who wouldn’t be when actresses, models & A-listers are mostly fair-skinned. There’s just really something in Snow White kind of skin that makes you glow, makes you shine like diamonds, right?

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I’m not a gluta kind of girl though. I don’t like getting pricked just to achieve that Snow White look. Having said this, you’d know I’m more of a firm believer of day creams, night creams and skin whitening bars.
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I’m a self-confessed Olay Girl. And I’m so excited to share with you the latest addition to my collection: the All New Olay Skin Whitening Bar One Wash Wonder!
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Yes, I must admit that I’m blessed with fair skin, but I must say I’m not the fairest one of them all. You know, I’ve got freckles, dark spots and dull skin too! Oh, the very first time the All New Olay Skin Whitening Bar One Wash Wonder touched my skin, I literally felt that I was 100% in good hands. What a feeling, right? But it’s true! There was no sting at all to my skin unlike other bars. No rash & no irritation, that’s just how gentle this soap was.
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What made me fall in love with this soap more was its Triple Whitening System which gently exfoliates, brightens and evens out skin tones. It was actually a #OneWashWonder Mystery ‘cause  you immediately fall in love with it. I’m not saying I instantly got fairer skin, but I honestly felt that my skin got brighter. It’s really the #OneWashWonder after-glow that surprised me. Best of all, it felt like no acid even touched my skin. Oh, whitening has never been this pain-free.
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Olay Skin Whitening Bar One Wash Wonder has changed my perspective towards white beauty. Let it change yours too! Feel free to try it out too based on my thoughts.

Packaging – Feminine, youthful & radiant vibe. You know it’s gentle to your skin!
Soap Bar – No sting to the skin. Brighter & more radiant skin with One Wash!
Scent –Luxurious & Heavenly. It’s the kind of scent you just can't get enough of. 
Verdict –I’m amazed with the One Wash Wonder & I’ll definitely continuously using it
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I’m glad that I took the #OneWashWonder challenge ‘cause I feel I’m one more step closer to achieving my best #BellaBeautiful look. Yes, you bet, achieving that Snow White beauty has never been this easy! Whoever said that beauty is painful has never discovered what it means to be an Olay girl. Cheers to discovering the fountain of youth, from anti-ageing to whitening ‘cause I know I’m in good hands with Olay!
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So, are you already whitewashed?
Just a word of advice. Beware of the Huntsman!
Surely, you’ll be his next target with your Olay-touched skin.
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"Mirror Mirror on the Wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
Those with Olay White Skin!, my queen!
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"ONE FRESH CUP!", COMING RIGHT UP!

Don’t you just love it when baristas give your name a shout-out:
“One Caramel Macchiato for Sophie!”
Oh yes, I must admit that I’m a Starbucks kind of girl.
And this is my cup of tea.
But let’s do the math, shall we?
We can’t afford to do Starbucks everyday.
Not only will this burn our pockets, but also pile up tons of calories.
Just imagine spending Php150 daily for a Starbucks Mocha Frappe.
That’s automatically Php1,000 weekly, Php4,000 monthly & Php50,000 yearly!
But what if I tell you that gourmet coffee or a creamy cup of latte need not be expensive?!
Yes, you’ll even get to satisfy that urge for one fresh cup of Joe in an instant.
Trust me, you’re not even going to notice that your coffee came from a sachet.
It’s just that authentic,that aromatic, 
The kind of coffee you'd wanna wake up too.
Move aside Starbucks 'cause now I'm obsessed with  One Fresh Cup!” alright.
For Zombie Mondays, I like it strong & black.
Yes, the strongest caffeine kick will definitely turn my work mode on.

So let me tickle your nostrils and activate your taste buds a bit.
 One Fresh Cup’s 7 wonders of Drip Coffee are:
 Italian Roast, French Roast, Gourmet Dark Roast, Sumatra,
Guatemala Antigua, Golden Mocha and Decaffeinated.

If you ask me what makes 'One Fresh Cup' Drip Coffee Aaaah-mazing?
It's their revolutionary filter system!
Don't worry, it's very easy, trust a first-timer too, will you?! 

Waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee is more powerful than any alarm clock.
In fact, it’s not the irritating type, but a calming one.


On most days though, I’m more of a Latte kind of girl.
I like my cup of Joe with sugar, spice & everything nice.
You bet, I’m  totally obsessed with One Fresh Cup’s 6 creamy variants!
Yes, that's 6 flavors to spice up my Tuesday to Sunday routine.
 South African Rooibos Milk Tea, French Green Tea Latte, 
Swiss Hot Milk Chocolate, Dutch Dark Chocolate, 
Old San Francisco 3in1 Coffee & Old San Francisco 2in1 "No Sugar" Coffee.

As a businesswoman, an entrepreneur & a lifestyle blogger,
 I must admit that my busy schedule expects & demands instant gratifying results.

 Instant doesn't mean sacrificing quality though. 
Instant, for me, is having a taste of perfection in the least possible time! 
And 'One Fresh Cup!' exactly gave me this feeling.
Oh, it's definitely love at first sip.
Yes, one fresh cup of “One Fresh Cup” is possible without a coffee maker! 
Don't you just love its revolutionary filter brewer system?
Cheers to no more messy clean ups & wasted bag of beans!
This is definitely the most portable coffee maker you can ever find.
Now, we can all pack light & impress our bosses at the same time. 
Who’d know gourmet coffee came in a sachet right?

Sssshhh, it’s our little secret!
Let's just perfect our mixing so we'll not get caught. haha!
Yes, coffee’s ready in 1 minute. 
It’s quality I can trust.
And price's just right.

I've always got this mantra:
When you can serve good coffee, 
you know you deserve attention!
Sweet without too much calories.
Delicious without the whip cream.
Satisfying without the need to splurge.
That's "One Fresh Cup!", coming right up!
Yes, I'm craving for another cup alright.
My energy's just low already...

Now you know...
It’s all in the beans, the filter, the right mix of sugar, spice & everything nice!
With One Fresh Cup’s coffee beans,
I just feel like I've traveled from Brazil, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Colombia, Yemen, Central to South America all in one week!
I just know gourmet when I've sipped it.

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