Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vice Ganda Ronnie Alonte Scandal: Truth or Hoax?

Photo Credit: Facebook 

Vice Ganda and Ronnie Alonte Scandal? Is there really a s*x scandal/ photo scandal involving two popular celebrities Vice Ganda and Ronnie Alonte? Netizens are going wild about this alleged video/photo scandal. My facebook newsfeed is full of feeds about the Vice Ganda Ronnie Alonte sc andal. I have not seen the video nor photo if there is one. Probably just another hoax. But we shall see. Waiting for updates on this one. But if you are looking for the video of the alleged Vice Ganda Ronnie Alonte scandal, sorry to disappoint you but you won't find it in this blog.

So, have you seen the video?

If not, do you think there really exists one?



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lishou Coffee is Dangerous: Lishou Slimming Coffee Review

If you love your life and you value your health then DO NOT DRINK THIS COFFEE!

This Baian Lishou Slimming Coffee has been banned by the Food and Drug Administration of FDA for it's dangerous content. I know many have good results using this Lishou Slimming Coffee/Lishou Weight Loss Coffee, in fact there are some Lishou Coffee reviews online and most of them are positive reviews. However, this coffee is dangerous. It is not safe for consumption. Here's why (source: www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/MedicationHealthFraud/ucm468940.htm/)
"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Lishou Slimming Coffee, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments. 
FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Lishou Slimming Coffee contains sibutramine. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons. The product poses a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. This product may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.
Health care professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of this product to FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:xxx"

Losing weight fast and effortlessly is so appealing. But must we sacrifice our health for a skinnier body? Must we follow this unsafe way of shedding off the pounds or lose weight the natural and healthy way? It is your choice! It is your body afterall!  

Don't say you weren't warned!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Review: Skinny Coffee By Sakura (Weight Loss Results)

Weight gain has forced me to be more active again, by engaging in daily exercise and making healthy food choices.  

I gained about 5 kilos since I started my new job.  Considering that I am not a tall woman, a slight weight gain is already obvious. So last month, I decided my weight loss program.  5 kilos isn't that hard to lose, right? But it is not the case for someone who is not that big.  In my case 5 kilos is still very hard to lose. So I decided to cheat a little.  I tried a slimming coffee- SKINNY COFFEE by Sakura.  Of course, I did my part of researching first. I am very well aware of the dangers associated with not going the natural way.  My advise is to always go natural as much as possible.

So anyway, I tried the Be Light 5 Day Program of Skinny Coffee by Sakura.  The instruction says I must drink 1 cup of Skinny Coffee daily for 5 days, preferably every morning. The Skinny Coffee is supposed to curb your appetite and make you drink more water throughout the day.  The ingredients will help you lose all those extra inches off your body. 

1 box of Skinny Coffee with 5 sachets costs 120 pesos to as much as 180 pesos, depending on the seller. I got mine from an online seller. Please be aware that there are fake Skinny Coffee by Sakura, so be very very careful.

So what did I feel while taking this slimming coffee? It tasted so good. It is just your ordinary coffee. I love the taste. I had no palpitations, no headaches, no dizziness. I also noticed that I was sweating more. I also was always thirsty so I up my water intake.  I also did not feel that hungry as I used to feel without the coffee.   So i continued the 5 day program. But there were times when I'd drink two cups of coffee a day. I heard feedbacks that those who drank it twice a day lost at least 2 kilos  a week. But, that didnt happen to me. Did I lose weight drinking Sakura Skinny Coffee?  Yes I did!  I lost more than a kilo. But what I really noticed the most is my belly area. It wasn't bloated and I definitely lost an inch or so. Amazing!  But I did not just rely on the coffee. I was doing exercises and I minimized my rice/bread/sweets intake. So I think it wasn't just the coffee alone.  But guys, the changes in belly size is so noticeable. I really love it! 

Will I buy and take this coffee again? Yes but I will not be taking two cups a day and it won't be because of weight loss. I'll take this coffee because I love coffee.  I still want the natural way of losing weigh though.

NB: This is not a sponsored post. This is my personal opinion of the product.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Maldita Bleach Review

It was by chance that I discovered this bleaching cream called "Maldita Bleach". I discovered it through facebook. I am not obsessed of becoming fair or white or mestiza. I'm happily contented with my skin. Uneven skin tone is a sure problem due to genetics and too much sun bathing, yeah sun exposure, but other than that, I'm at peace with my skin color. But because of the too much rave about this bleaching cream, that is by the way Philippine made, I decided to give it a try. The price was between 180 pesos to 250 pesos. I'm not sure about the Maldita Bleach reseller price though. It is pricey if you ask me, because the container is way too big for what is inside it.  One container should last you only 1 whole body application, I guess.  You also need to do the bleaching process for 7 straight days and then you do the maintenance which is twice a week or so depending on the skin tone you want to achieve. Of course if you have a darker skin, it will take time for you to reach your desired "fairness". 

The Maldita Bleaching cream smelled like it has "Perla" soap in it. It is  white in color. It looks like it has milk in it too. But the packaging doesn't really say what are its contents. I think, it should indicate the ingredients to inform the users of what they are putting on their body. The special ingredient may be kept secret though. Why am I saying this, it's because I just read that some popular beauty products like PONDS and OLAY have mercury.   That is why I feel it is obligatory that the consumers be informed of what products are made of. I believe it is our RIGHT!

Anyway, I decided to try the Maldita Bleach on my darker knuckles and feet. Not on the face, cause I'm afraid of any allergic reaction since our face has really sensitive skin. I tried the 7 day Maldita Bleach challenge. And the results? Well, it worked! The skin has lightened to about 2 shades lighter. It will take some more bleaching before those parts even out with the rest of my body. No itching at all during the 7 day bleaching period. You can actually see an improvement in the skin tone immediately thereafter.  I still have some or should I say quite a lot of the bleach left. But it is all wasted now cause the cream has a life span of only 2 weeks according to my seller. I did hear they have manufactured new Maldita bleach with a shelf life of 3 months. I'm not sure though.

Final Verdict:

Maldita Bleach works! But I won't be buying again. Why?First, I don't know the ingredients. 2nd, if one stops bleaching, eventually your skin will return to it's original skin tone.  3rd, I prefer all natural remedies for skin bleaching like lemon, potato, papaya, and milk.

If you have any questions about this whitening/bleaching cream, shoot me a comment or an email. I'd be happy to answer your queries.

God bless!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Glutathione Injectables' Side Effects: Is it bad for you?

If you've ever thought of trying this Glutathione Injectables, think again! You might be doing more harm than good to your body. You mustn't compromise your health for beauty's sake!

While I was "facebooking" (I don't know if this word really exists), I saw a post shared by someone regarding the use of Glutathione Injectables. I am not into this thing so I kind of just ignored it.  But since, it came up again the second time I opened facebook, I decided to read it.   What an eye opener!  What I thought was a safe thing, and can only do you good and make you more beautiful if beauty is even measured by being "white" by some (oh am not white skinned), turned out to be fatal.

If you ever wondered if Glutathione Injectables are safe, or if there are side effects from using them, you gotta read this.

Here's an excerpt of what I found from http://www.interaksyon.com/article/3424/fda-says-injecting-glutathione-can-cause-serious-harm-even-death

"The FDA advisory said the erroneous use of glutathione administered intravenously as a skin-whitening agent may trigger adverse drug reactions, with serious consequences on the health of users. Injections by untrained persons can also lead to serious infections; and needle sharing can spread such diseases as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.

“The use of glutathione IV as a skin whitener is not approved by the FDA. The public is strongly warned to refrain from using glutathione for this purpose in light of potential harm associated with such use,” said FDA head Suzette Lazo.

“There is inadequate safety documentation on the use of high doses of glutathione administered at 600 mg to 1.2 grams once weekly and even up to twice weekly,” the FDA reported.

The use of “high doses” of glutathione can lead not only to skin rashes but also to potentially fatal skin diseases like Steven Johnsons Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, said the agency.

The practice could also impair thyroid and kidney functions, resulting in kidney failure and severe abdominal pain in a patient who injects glutathione twice a week.

Worse, a person who self-injects without any training could be in greater danger from serious infections, the introduction of harmful microorganisms including fatal sepsis; or the injection of air into the body, leading to blood clots that can clog the arteries.

The unsafe use of needles, like recycling and sharing, can result in the transmission of hepatitis B and even AIDS/HIV, said Lazo.xxx

 Intravenous administration, however, delivers very high doses directly into the systemic circulation and may overload the renal circulation, causing kidney failure."

And  here's another one from http://globalnation.inquirer.net/cebudailynews/news/view/20110514-336413/Want-whiter-skin-Go-natural-FDA-says

"The FDA gave this bit of advice to complexion-conscious Filipinos, warning that high doses of glutathione administered intravenously as a skin-whitening agent has been linked to fatal skin disorders.

FDA chief Dr. Suzette Lazo on Friday expressed alarm over the recent cases of fatal skin disorders such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis linked to the unapproved use of glutathione IV administered at 600 milligrams to 1.2 grams once or twice a week.
?We have become increasingly alarmed that people use this in very high doses intravenously as a skin-whitening agent,? Lazo told reporters in a press briefing at the Department of Health office in Manila.

No FDA approval
She said the dosage between 600 milligrams and 1.2 grams administered as a skin-whitening agent has no approval from the FDA.

?The only approved indication for this format of glutathione is to help cancer patients cope with the toxicity associated with cisplatin chemotherapy,? said Lazo.

Glutathione is a natural and ?endogenous? substance or antioxidant produced by the liver to help boost the body?s immune system. But manufacturers of the glutathione solution have successfully marketed it for its whitening properties.

?Glutathione as a skin whitener was an accidental discovery which has not been really established or proven according to bodies of medical literature,? said Lazo.

?We would like to remind the public and warn them that glutathione injection is a very unsafe practice and I hope they will stop receiving these injections at this point to preserve their health,? Lazo added."

I understand that many of us who are not gifted with a fair skin would want to improve our complexion. But before we go with craze, let us be responsible enough to do our part of researching and consulting the experts.  We only have one body so we must take good care of it.

Why not avail of natural products to whiten the skin. Eat healthier too, and yes avoid the sun and always wear sunscreen.  Take care of yourself!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NO RICE Diet: Before and After Photos

Rice is a staple in households here in Asia especially in the Philippines. Meals are not complete without rice on the table.  Completely eradicating rice on one's diet is hard. But for the sake of losing weight, I am embarking on this no-rice diet.  Yes I will be providing for before and after photos after a month of trying this no rice diet. Wish me luck!

It's been over a week since i started the no rice diet. But i've cheated though. So here's the plan. I will try (yeah, notice the word is "TRY") to avoid rice in my meals.  But i will have a cheat day, not days or cheat weeks. During my cheat day every week, I can eat 1 cup of rice or less, no more than a cup. I am including a cheat day for this NO-RICE Diet Plan because there are occassions or gatherings in your social life that you really can't avoid.  Exercise will also be part of my daily routine (as it has always been) or at least 3 times a week. That will include cardio, and some muscle toning exercises.

My goal is to just lose 2 to kilos and have my body toned. I have lots of fat on my tummy area and they say rice is the main culprit for this.  1 lb to 2lbs a week of weight loss is my goal. So in a month, I should drop 2kilos or 3kilos and gain more muscles on my abdominal area. Fingers crossed!

At 5'1' my starting weight for this No-Rice Diet: 50.5 kilos
Two weeks after: 49 kilos
1 month after: ____ (wait for the update and No Rice Diet before and after photos)
Weight goal: 47kilos
Total weight loss/ no rice diet results: ____ (wait for the update :)

Have you tried the NO-RICE DIET? Did it work for you?


Sorry for the late update guys. A lot of things came up which totally ruined my diet.  So just to give you a quick update,I didn't finish the NO RICE diet.  I did lose weight for the days I was into the diet. A slow weight loss that is.   From 49 kilos I went back to 50 kilos. I just lost my focus because of other things as well. Just recently, I decided to embark on this no rice diet again. Not stricter than the first attempt though coz I'd eat about 2 to 3 tablespoons of rice if I really crave for it. So from 49 to 50 kilos, am back to 49 kilos again. But this time am 49 kilos but much leaner than the 49 kilos before. I think it is because the NO RICE thing helped in shedding off the extra fats on my belly area. I am down 1 dress size. It is only been 2 weeks since I started the diet. In lieu of rice, I'd have "camote" or brown rice at times, or oatmeal especially at night.  So yeah, that's the update. I'll hope I can continue with the diet and lose another pound by next week. Ill keep you posted. God bless guys! :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Boost Your Romance in 5 Easy Steps

Few simple ways to spice up your romance life and get more close with your partner:

1. Relish the Small Stuff.

There is no need for an action to show gestures of love and sweetness. Why not bring your partner a bunch of flower or prepare a candle lit dinner at home, or just cuddle with each other outside during a starry starry night.

2. Be Selfish with your Time

Ignore your friends for the time being and have the weekend exclusive for just the two of you.

3. Argue

The little day to day frustrations that build up between the two of you helps. Little misunderstandings add to a more exciting relationship.

4. Reminisce the Happy Past
Bringing back those happy memories can instantly boost your love for each other and give you instant joy.

5. Play
You don't have to spend much for a good date. Why not challenge your partner to a poker game-- not your ordinary poker game, but a sexy strip poker game.

as originally published on my old blog