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Sunday, June 26

Pedicure Do's and Don'ts

Last time I posted here tips for a wonderful colored nails. And now, I want to share another tips related to that.

Pedicure Do’s:
  • DO schedule your pedicure first thing in the morning. Salon foot baths are typically cleanest earlier in the day. If you’re not a morning person, make sure that the salon filters and cleans the foot bath between clients.
  • DO bring your own pedicure utensils to the salon. Bacteria and fungus can move easily from one person to the next if the salon doesn’t use proper sterilization techniques.
  • When eliminating thick, dead skin build-up, also known as calluses, on the heel, ball and sides of the feet, DO use a pumice stone, foot file or exfoliating scrub. Soak feet in warm water for at least five minutes then use the stone, scrub or foot file to gently smooth calluses and other rough patches.
  • When trimming nails, DO use a toenail clipper with a straight edge to ensure your toenail is cut straight across. Other tools like manicure scissors or fingernail clippers increase the risk of ingrown toenails because of their small, curved shape. See a podiatrist if you have a tendency to develop ingrown toenails.
  • To smooth nail edges, DO use an emery board. File lightly in one direction without using too much pressure, being sure not to scrape the nail’s surface.
  • DO gently run a wooden or rubber manicure stick under your nails to keep them clean. This helps remove the dirt and build-up you may or may not be able to see.
  • DO maintain the proper moisture balance of your feet’s skin by applying emollient-enriched moisturizer to keep soles soft.
  • DO use a rubber cuticle pusher or manicure stick to gently push back cuticles.
  • If toenails are healthy, DO use nail polish to paint toenails. Make sure to remove polish regularly using non-acetone nail polish remover.

Pedicure Don’ts:
  • DON’T shave your legs before receiving a pedicure. Freshly shaven legs or small cuts on your legs may allow bacteria to enter.
  • If you are receiving a pedicure and manicure, DON’T use the same tools for both services as bacteria and fungus can transfer between fingers and toes.
  • DON’T allow technicians to use a foot razor to remove dead skin. Using a razor can result in permanent damage if used incorrectly and can easily cause infection if too much skin is removed.
  • DON’T round the edges of your toenails. This type of shape increases the chances that painful ingrown toenails will develop.
  • Emery boards are extremely porous and can trap germs that spread. Since they can’t be sterilized, DON’T share nail files with friends and be sure to bring your own to the salon, unless you are sure that the salon replaces them with each customer.
  • DON’T use any sharp tools to clean under nails. Using anything sharp makes it easy to puncture the skin, leaving it vulnerable to infection.
  • DON’T leave any moisture between toes. Anything left behind can promote the development of athlete’s foot or a fungal infection.
  • Because cuticles serve as a protective barrier against bacteria, DON’T ever cut them. Cutting cuticles increases the risk of infection. Also, avoid incessantly pushing back cuticles, as doing so can make them thicker.
  • If you suffer from thick and discolored toenails, which could be a sign of a fungal infection, DON’T apply nail polish to cover up the problem. Nail polish locks out moisture and doesn’t allow the nail bed to “breathe.” Once you fix the underlying issue, then it is safe to paint nails. If the problem persists be sure to visit your podiatrist.
 So there, enough to remind us the do's and don'ts.

Skin Protec Hand Sanitizer

I always bring either alcohol or hand sanitizer wherever I go. Especially when my tot is with me, its a must in my bag.

And good thing hand sanitizer has new look. I don't need to rummage my bag when in hurry to get it. Sometimes it pisses me that I have to take out everything in my bag.

So thank you for being so thoughtful whoever had the idea of this.

So you see, you just have to dangle it on the strap of your bag and voila! You can use it without digging your bag anymore.

Frugal Find: Purple Tee

I like this purple tee I bought from Baclaran. Though its not something I would wear when I go to decent malls but its presentable enough when going to town market. And I wear this when going to school with Sasha.

Yeah, I know.. Maybe you think I'm too old for this, especially the animal print on it. Haha! But I'm still young, DO NOT disagree. LOL

By the way, I bought it below 100Php.

Life and then Som

9 Most Expensive Skin Care Creams

Ever wonder what are the most expensive and luxurious skin care products? I haven't thought of that really. As I'm not a brand-conscious when it comes to beauty products.

Curious now?

Chanel Precision Sublimage Serum Essential Regenerating Cream, $375
Key ingredient: Planifolia PFA

Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale Cream Next Generation, $410
Key ingredient: Imperiale Orchidee Molecular Extract (IOME)

Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Cream, $420
Key ingredient: 24-carat gold

Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Creme, $400
Key ingredient: Green tea flower

Sisley Sisleya Global Anti-Age Cream, $460
Key ingredient: Ursolic acid

Orlane Creme Royale, $650
Key ingredient: 24 carat-gold, royal jelly

Kanebo Sensai Collection Premier the Cream, $650
Key ingredient: koishimaru silk

La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare, $1000
Key ingredient: Platinum

Cle de Peau Beaute Synactif Intensive Cream, $1000
Key ingredient: Retinol ACE, MACC

Sounds like you have a royal treatment already when you gonna use one of them, huh?

10 Secrets to Making Perfect Pancakes

I'm not fond of pancakes. Uhmm, not that much honestly. But because I'm always in haste at morning to prepare  our breakfast, oftentimes I opted to cook easy meal like pancakes. My kiddo would love it more if I do some twist or add something that would make it more yummier.

And lucky me, I came to read this one article on making perfect pancakes.

Read on...

1. Do not overbeat. Use just a few strokes to quickly mix the liquid with the dry ingredients.

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2. Turn over pancakes when bubbles appear on the surface. Do not wait for the bubbles to break.

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3. Flip pancakes only once. The second side cooks much faster, so turning them over more than once will make them tough.

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4. Make sure the pan is hot. Test by sprinkling some water on the surface. The water droplets should “dance” or sizzle quickly.

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5. Never press pancakes down with the turner—this makes them heavy.

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6. Use a nonstick pan for easier flipping and less oil for cooking.

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7. To make pancakes and waffles of a lighter texture, separately beat the yolks and whites then mix together.

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8. Add one to two tablespoons of sugar to the batter for a tender yet crisp waffle.

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9. Add one to two tablespoons more of oil or butter for extra crisp waffles.

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10. Add at least two tablespoons more of butter or oil to transform your pancake batter into a waffle batter and to prevent the mixture from sticking to the waffle iron.

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There's no way of making an excuse on cooking "perfect" pancakes for breakfast.


Hiya everyone! Another blog of mine, hehehe! Its a food blog, I love to eat so do my hubby and tot, that's why it is just justifiable for me to cook! I can't say I'm a bad cook, I'm just lazy.  Anyway, I got envious every time I stumble on food blogs then I thought why not make cooking a new passion? 

OK, enough of that.

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