LEAHTRAVELS: MT. SAWI – A DAYHIKE WITH THE “UN-SAWI” COUPLE

It was 4:45am on May 5 as we started walking towards the summit of Mt. Sawi. I was intrigued with its name, “Mt. Sawi.” The locals didn’t give a lot of information, but as the old story goes, the mountain was named after the suicide story of a girl who was heart broken. Damn! I heard a lot of stories similar to that, but she got the mountain, dude, and that was crazy! So I did my research about this mountain and saw the “Myth of Mt. Sawi”.

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My Travel Skin Care Must Haves (Summer 2018)

Hey guys! I just want to share my summer skin care must haves when travelling. Summer season is about to end, but since the weather here in the Philippines is basically summer all year long, I think that these skin care essentials should still be on your list when travelling especially when travelling around the country.

Whether you’re off on an epic road trip, heading to the beach to get a tan, or just want to get lost and appreciate the beauty of nature by hiking, these travel-friendly skin care products are what you need to be totally summer ready. Some of these favorites are even in travel size containers that can be brought on short trips, because they save space in your travel vanity kit.

These skin care products are the must-haves on my list and I divided them into three parts: before sun, after sun, and before going to bed.

 

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LEAHTRAVELS: MT. BATULAO – MY FIRST TRAVERSE TRAIL

Last April 22, we went hiking at Mt. Batulao in Batangas. As a spontaneous adventuress, I don’t research about the places we go to before going there, I do that after. That’s how spontaneous I am. Haha! While walking on the trail and talking to our guide, I found out that Mt. Batulao is the second highest mountain in Batangas and that the highest mountain there is Mt. Maculot. I was shocked because we climbed the highest one first before the others! (baliktad mamsh! Hahaha!) Check out our Maculot hike here. Mt. Maculot was the hardest climb I’ve ever done and Mt. Batulao is probably the third. My second hardest was trekking at Batad Banaue, Ifugao going to Tappia Falls (my second hike ever, early 2016).

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My Fitness Journey: 6th Month Update!

Hey guys!!! I just want to write a blog (as requested) and congratulate myself for starting and now celebrating the sixth month of my fitness journey! Disclaimer… I am not a fitness expert, nutritionist, or a fitness trainer, I am just writing this blog to let you guys know how I started, what worked for me, and to give inspiration to those who want to start their own fitness journey. Also, I just started, so please bear with my writing and photos, cause I really don’t know where to start and how to write a fitness journal. Hahaha! Thank you! 🙂

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As of April 2018

A lot of people have been requesting if I could blog about my fitness journey. At first, I was kinda hesitant and thinking twice since I haven’t reached my target weight and body goal yet, but I also thought that I wanted to monitor and share my progress with the people who care. So, here I am, writing and will be blogging about this journey from time to time. I hope this will inspire some of you, because this somehow changed my life and how I look at fitness and health.

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Review: Lustrous Bronzer and Highlighter Palette (NadineXBYS)

Hey guys! So before the Lustrous Ph make-up collection comes out to the public this April 15, I’m going to post a review about one of the four products that I got from the launch, the Bronzer and Highlighter palette.

Just a little back story… The Lustrous Ph limited edition make-up collection was launched last March 23 at Flossom Kitchen and Cafe in San Juan. They gave us the freedom to choose four products from the collection to bring home, and so here are the four products that I’ve chosen… The Bronzer and Highlighter Palette, both shades of the Lip and Cheek Tints, and the Natural Brown Brow Pencil.

Here’s my honest review about the Lustrous Bronzing and Highlighter palette. Enjoy! 🙂

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