Thursday, June 21, 2012

Join Iambabypanda's Blogversary Giveaway

Beautiful Day Ladies! Sorry for not updating but hopefully I can go back to blogging pretty soon...anyway, I just want to share an awesome giveaway from IamBabyPanda. Please do join her blogversary giveaway for a chance to win these cool prizes: Eye Prize, Skin Prize or Lips Prize. Click here for more details.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Post ♥'s Day Dinner with Friends

Belated Happy Heart's day everyone....I know it's a bit late but hey the Love Month is not yet over so I guess this post is still reasonable.  Valentine's day is not just for lovers but for people who are capable to love.My Sweets and I did not even planned on having a dinner date, since we both have to report to work but he sent me a bouquet of  beautiful white roses. He did not send me any chocolates for one reason - it would ruin my diet LOL. But flowers are enough for me; its the thought and effort that counts. I guess we are not the only couple who did not have a dinner date,  I know a lot of people who spent their heart's day with their family and friends.
♥♥♥ A dozen White Roses from Sweets  ♥♥♥

Me and my friends at work goes on a dinner date every month. Two of them already moved their cheese but we still make it a point to sit back, relax, enjoy the good food over never ending chit chats and of course, coffee time afterwards.  So for this time, we've decided to have a post valentine's dinner date since it is February and it was still close to ♥'s day.
@C' Italian Dining - Angeles City with Aileen of  Fruitful Voyage,  Toots,  Pao and the rose among thorns - Mark King hahaha. Too bad Jackie was not able to join us but she will definitely join us this March. :)
Coffee overload before going home.


And by the way, here's a treat for you ( Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting -- My Best Seller hihihi )...I can't give you this personally so I might just show you the picture...just eat the cake with your imagination lol

How about you, how did you celebrate Valentine's day? I hope you enjoyed yours just as I enjoyed mine. :)  

Sweet Day to you All!
Pink Chinadoll

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wishlist Granted!

Hello dolls! This post was supposed to be published after Christmas but I was too busy with a whole lot of things and at that time I don't have a picture to show you awesomeness♥ LOL.
Anyway, this is just a super quick post, I just want to give you an update regarding my wishlist. If you haven't read it, just click here



So there, I just want to share the good news! :) My wishlist was granted! How awesome is that? ♥♥♥ Finally, Sweets gave in and granted my wish. I definitely made the right choice of choosing an android phone over the ever popular iPhone. :) Not that I hate Apple gadgets, its just that I already have an iTouch 4th gen and I am extremely happy with it too. Oh, I just remembered that was my previous wishlist too, remember my letter to Santa? I wished for an iPod Nano but Sweets upgraded it to an iTouch 4th gen. :) 


Now, I can definitely say that I AM ANDROIDIZED! lol  

Of course I have to match it with my nail color too! Well, for pictorial purposes only hahaha

How bout you dolls? Any granted wishes you have lately? Let me know, I would love to know yours. 


Sweet Day to you All!
Pink Chinadoll

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Better and Improved Me


A decade ago I weighed 120 lbs and I was able to successfully maintain this weight not until year 2007. I slowly started to gain a few pounds every now and then...at first I thought that its just okay because I know I will eventually loose the pounds after a few weeks and boy I was wrong, I did not loose the pounds I thought I will be loosing instead I gained more and more. I've read it somewhere that as people grow older the slower their metabolism becomes and that causes people to gain more pounds.



If you are one of my long time readers, I am pretty sure you remember my mom buying me hoola hoop, jumping rope and so on since she is one who is more worried with me getting heavier each day lol! But I admit I am really lazy...I don't like doing exercises...I am the kind of person who gets excited at first then little by little the laziness is taking over me. My mom even bought me several home exercise DVDs such as Belly Dancing, Hip Hop Abs, and even Taebo. Nothing worked! Laziness has taken over me! It was okay not until last August 2011 where I weighed 146 lbs! I freaked out! I never imagined weighing this heavy.


This was taken last August 2011. I was at my heaviest – freakin 146 lbs :(

September 2011, Sweets challenged me that if I can loose weight before my birthday, he will grant my wish list. At first the Target weight was 120 lbs but I know that is impossible since we have to do it the healthy way and of course a big No No to crash diets. So to make it realistic we agreed to loose 10 lbs from the current weight so that would be 136 lbs. I was in for a challenge. –which of course deserves a separate post hihihi….anyway, I immediately said YES! And I made a promise to myself that I will win! Well, I have to WIN!  After accepting the challenge, the next question is what should I do to win? How am I going to loose weight?

My good friend Nancy of Paper Flair introduced me to Atkins diet. It was the perfect! This is the perfect diet plan that I’ve been looking for. I can loose weight safely without having to crash diet. It was not hard at all since I happen to love salads and vegetables; I just really have to stay away from carbs. The first two weeks was a little tough since I love to eat rice! And when I say I love to eat rice I actually meant I can eat 2-3 cups of rice per meal hahaha! Then from 3rd week onwards was just easy peasy. I started to loose weight exactly on the 11th day of the program, at first I lost 3 lbs…then 4 lbs on my 18th day…and so on…there are times that I didn’t loose any pound when I checked the scale but when I checked my waist line, arms and thigh, I noticed that I lost a few inches. From time to time, I also do Zumba because I think the program will work better if you accompany it with exercise. I was able to survive for 3 months. 
This is the new and improved me at 130 lbs. I know I am still 5 lbs overweight but hey, if I was able to loose 16 lbs in just 7 weeks, I can loose the other 5 lbs in no time.  This photo was taken December 6, 2011 @ our QA Xmas party.


Bottom Line:  I realized that crash/ fad diets don’t work. The results are temporary you’ll just gain the pounds you’ve lost - times two! LOL.  You have to change your lifestyle and eating habit if you want permanent result. It truly feels good to be healthy and light.
By the way I took a quick break from Atkins program (2 months) because of the Holiday season – Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year. I still follow the program but I occasionally eat rice, pasta and cakes. I actually gained 4 lbs but I am not worried all people gains weight after the holidays right? And with all the stuff I ate, I was actually surprised that I only gained 4 lbs hihihi. I’m already preparing for the program this week; I want my body to be ready for another round of Atkins Program. Don’t worry, I will keep you all posted with my progress. For those who are interested with the program, you may visit their site and here’s the link for the list of food you can eat during the Phase 1 program: http://www.atkins.com/Program/Phase-1/What-You-Can-Eat-in-this-Phase.aspx

How about you guys, do you have any lifestyle changing experience that you would like to share to us? Feel free to comment and I would love to get back to you and visit your blog. 

Sweet Day to you All!
Pink Chinadoll

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My BB Cream Collection

I am an addict. - A BB Cream Addict! I am head over heels in LOVE with BB Creams mainly because of the benefits it gives my skin unlike with those of liquid foundation, it has a lightweight formula that when applied to skin, it does not feel heavy at all, you don't even have to use a concealer since it does the job perfectly and of course, with continued use, it also has a healing properties that softens and smoothens the skin. It even acts as a sunblock and moisturizer. So why buy different types of products if you can have one product that acts as moisturizer, concealer, sunblock and foundation. 
 ◘ 1. Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream ◘
◘ 2. The Face Shop's Face It - HD Perfect BB Cream ♥ this is my favorite BB cream of all time ◘
◘ 3. The Face Shop's Face It - Power Perfection ◘
◘ 4. The Face Shop's Hydro Splash BB Cream ◘
◘ 5. Skin 79's Super BB Cream ◘
◘ 6. Skin 79's Diamond Pearl BB Cream ◘
◘ 7. The Face Shop's Face It - HD Perfect BB Cream - small size ◘
◘ 8. The Face Shop's Face It - Aqua Tinted BB Cream ◘
◘ 9. Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream - Sheer Silky ◘

Most of the BB cream brand I use is from The Face Shop, I just love their products that is why I am a regular customer, I never had any allergic reaction or whatsoever that is why I keep on buying and trying out their product, they're all tried and tested. I even use their Shampoo, Conditioner and oh, their curling wax is the best! Which they all deserve a separate reviews. :) 

How bout you, have you tried using BB creams too? Let me know, I would love to try them out too :)


Sweet Day to you All!
Pink Chinadoll

PinkChinadoll's bookshelf: read

Up to Me
Wallbanger
Wanted
The Secret of Ella and Micha
The Marriage Mistake
The Marriage Trap
Fallen Too Far
Unlikely Allies
Ride with Me
Graffiti Moon
Teach Me
Almost
Graffiti Moon
Love's Rhythm
The Edge of Never
My Life Next Door
Hopeless
The Marriage Bargain
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Losing It


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