Life Unscripted by D+P Yang Photography

CatJL_Final31editresizeA few months ago, I received an email from Princess Yang, who, together with her husband David, form D+P Yang Photography: a lifestyle portrait studio based in Canada.

Princess invited my family and I to be part of her Life Unscripted series where she and David capture everyday moments of families that inspire them. Having just given birth, I remember being pretty unsure I would be able to commit to the collaboration, but Princess (also lovingly known as Pring) patiently waited till I was ready, gently nudged me weeks before she was set to head back to Canada, and came all the way to the Pop Up Kids event with her lovely mother to show me that she wasn’t crazy. Haha.

CatJL_Final13I am usually very guarded when it comes to my family and home, but I am so glad that I agreed to do this with Pring. So one Saturday morning, she quietly snapped away as my family and I did our usual routine. We rarely have photos that capture moments like these, so these images are a gift we can never repay.

Thank you, Pring for patiently waiting for me to say yes, for being such a wonderful person to talk to, and for sharing your passion with us. We are forever grateful.

You can read the full Life Unscripted interview and a selection of photos here.

To book your own special session with Pring and David, you can check out their:

Facebook | Website 


Calyxta x Maybelline #Mustcara Social

10369231_1024629467577166_1747446789097355297_n-2A few weeks ago, Calyxta and Maybelline teamed up to launch their new and improved formulation for their Hypercurl Volum’ Express Mascara. Here is Maybelline’s product manager Maia Ang sharing the wonders of this new formula. You can read more about this fun event here.

Trust me, ladies. Once you try this product, you may never need an eyelash curler again. Read this review by Calyxta’s Editor in Chief Erica Paredes here.

We also had the chance to have portraits done by two talented artists. This one was done by Art by Tash. She definitely got my cheekbones.

You can learn more about our Mustcarra Social here.

Here are some other articles on the Calyxta site that you might be interested in as well:

Learn about the beautiful girl who brought Spotify into the country.

A product that helps add volume to wavy and curly hair.

Does Glamglow live up to the hype?

How to do your own French braid. Wow.

Want to cut your blow dry time by almost half? Use this.

Eyeshadow colors that flatter brown eyes. Watch this video tutorial.

Amanda Padilla teaches us how to look like Kim Kardashian.


Giveaway: TOUS Jewelry Necklace

Like I mentioned yesterday, TOUS Jewelry Philippines has been kind enough to offer one of my lucky blog readers a chance to take home one of their signature pieces. Here it is:


This is one of their classic necklaces with their adorable TOUS Bear as the design. It is gold-plated and made with high quality craftsmanship in Spain. TOUS Jewelry wants to be part of your life’s tender stories, so they create pieces that are meant to last. This is what the necklace looks like on me:


It’s so pretty that I don’t want to part with it. But, alas, promises are made to be kept. So here are my giveaway rules:

Step 1: Like my blog’s Facebook page AND TOUS Philippines Facebook page.

Step 2: (You only need to choose one of these options)

a. Leave a comment sharing a tender story in 150 words or less on this page.


b. Regram my FB announcement or IG post about this giveaway.


c. If you’re not much of a writer leave your email address using the Rafflecopter widget below. It’s worth a shot.


d. If you really want to make an impact and have the time, do all THREE options.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Raffle promo ends on July 31, 2015. TOUS will choose their winner during the first week of August. 

*You must have a Philippine address to join*

Feel free to learn more about TOUS Philippines through their:

Facebook | Instagram | Website

TOUS is located at Level 1, Glorietta 2, Makati
Telephone number: (632) 8863964