I have been invited to Scripps Networks Interactive's event as they announce that HGTV, the leading home and lifestyle entertainment brand and first regional channel dedicated exclusively to the growing home and lifestyle category, will now be available in the Philippines on the two leading platforms – SKYcable and Cignal Digital TV on SKYcable starting 1st March on channel 88 (SD) and channel 246 (HD) and is coming soon on Cignal Digital TV in high definition.

When I learned that they are bringing celebrity television hosts and real life twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott of the Property Brothers, I was sold. I love watching shows such as theirs because I learn so much about design and even real estate.




Derek Chang, Managing Director of Scripps Networks Interactive, Asia-Pacific said, “HGTV is the first regional channel dedicated exclusively to the growing home and lifestyle category in Asia and is seeing great traction with our advertisers, affiliates and audiences alike.  I’d like to thank our partners, SKYcable and Cignal for their continued support and commitment to bringing our high quality content to viewers across the Philippines. We look forward to engaging audiences with our aspirational storytelling and charismatic characters as they strive to transform their living spaces into their dream homes.”



In the same way, I'm sure Filipinos are very happy and eager to watch them on SKYCable and Cignal. It's so amazing how the Philippines is slowly catching up with our other neighboring countries in this aspect.

With a growing demand for home lifestyle entertainment in Asia, HGTV will premiere with a robust line up of top-rated programs about property, hybrid construction, design and extreme spaces. Hit programs such as Property Brothers, Buying and Selling, Kitchen Cousins and The High Low Project, will entertain and inspire viewers with fresh ideas and authentic stories on how to find and love their own dream home. As a continued commitment to cater to local audiences, Scripps Networks will also produce localized original short-form content Extreme Homes and I Like This.


Marilen Faustino Montenegro hosted the event which I thought was a perfect match as she in an interior designer herself. I've been wandering around her blog for the past few months checking our her tips and tricks and even anticipating her progress reports on their new house.


Drew and Jonathan Scott are real estate’s twin brother duo who star in HGTV’s hit series, Property Brothers, as well as Buying and Selling and Brother vs. Brother. As the perfectly matched two-man team, Drew and Jonathan have a knack for finding dated properties and turning them into the perfect homes for their clients.


Drew, a seasoned agent and Jonathan, a licensed contractor have invested nearly 15 years in the real estate industry. In 2004, they founded Scott Real Estate Inc., a company that oversees the sales and construction of residential and commercial projects. With offices in Vancouver and Las Vegas, the firm now services hundreds of clients and employs dozens of workers.

Drew said, "I am excited to be back in the Philippines, having been to Manila before, I love its cultural landmarks, beautiful architecture and wonderful people. It is such an honor to be part of the HGTV launch in Asia, and delighted to have met the fans in the Philippines, answer all their questions about home design and get to know more about their lifestyle and culture.” And Jonathan commented “It feels great to have been able to get up close and personal with the home and design enthusiasts in the Philippines. HGTV is the place to be if you are looking for home tips or creative ideas. We really enjoy what we do and we look forward to inspiring audiences with fresh ideas and authentic stories soon. ”


Aside from their amazingly good looks and charm, they were quite hilarious too. I couldn't stop laughing at all of their jokes. They were really entertaining and come on, let's face it, talented too. I was able to watch some episodes online just to see what the show was about and they nail every single house! The families were so happy in the end and you know that the Scott brothers really worked hard to provide the best houses and properties for their clients.


The main reason why I was looking forward to this event was because the Scott brothers are hot  we are actually in the process of designing our own home. Yes, the big reveal! I mentioned in one of my previous videos that I was working on a project and maybe you have also seen in some of my social media sites that I post some home inspiration pegs and designs, so yes, that's our big project that we've been working on for the past couple of months. I admit that I'm quite OC with what I want my house to look like and my husband is the one in charge of making sure that the foundation is rock solid. So hearing that HGTV is finally airing in Manila just made me even more excited to fix, design and decorate our place. So I'm definitely going to watch the first episode on March 1!

HGTV joins the Scripps Networks family of lifestyle channels that are available in Asia, which include the Asian Food Channel, Food Network and Travel Channel. As the world’s leading producer of lifestyle content, Scripps Networks provides access to the largest library of home, food and travel content, all under one media portfolio. 

 Drew and Jonathan were so sweet. They even crouched down so Robyn and I can get a photo with them. 

(Only Robyn was a little shy.)
Those who are interested to find out more about the channel and the brothers, can visit the HGTV Asia Facebook page and share questions they have about the home– Fifteen questions will be chosen and personally answered by the brothers in vignettes that will be featured on the HGTV Asia Facebook page. The five best questions submitted will also win an exclusive HGTV goodie bag.
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Here's one of my most awaited videos! I'm just so excited to share this video because first of all, I love the look that I came up with. Secondly, it's my collaboration with Bing Castro of The Project Awesome who I really admire. 


This look is our All Matte Makeup Look, which is definitely for people like me who have oily/ combination skin. But tweak it to fit your skin type if you have dry skin. It's a perfect day time look that will last you the whole day.





Products Used:
Essence All About Matt! Oil Control Makeup Base
Maybelline Pure Concealer Mineral Concealer
Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
Hoola Bronzer by Benefit
Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals in Fresh Rose
Essence All ABout Matt! Fixing Compact Powder



Tools Used:
Beauty Blender
Suesh Spoolie
Suesh Bullet Brush
Charm Blending Brush
Charm Bullet Brush
Virginia Olsen Sculpting Brush
Charm Powder Brush from Charm's Pretty in Pink 14pc Vegan Set

There you have it, a fresh daytime makeup that will surely last you the whole day!


Please watch Bing's video here and you can subscribe to her channel. And while you're at it, subscribe to mine too. 


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New random vlog! I've been vlogging a lot lately. It's fun and I love going back and watching them again. I know I will always keep these memories with me. :) Thanks for sharing this journey with me by watching. :) If you want to see my previous vlogs that aren't here on my blog, watch it here.

This random vlog is from February 13, 2015. Enjoy! :)



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Today, my beautiful daughter turns 2 years old. How is it that I can still remember the day I gave birth to this little creature and now she's got her own personality? In 2 years, we experienced so many things and so many firsts. And I can't hide that here were bumps along the way, but she has grown up to be a brave, sweet and funny girl and I am so proud to be called her mom. 


She has taught me so many things and made me more patient, more understanding and simply a better person. I never knew what my purpose in life was until I met my husband and of course, Robyn. Now I know that I'm exactly where I'm meant to be.

My birthday wish is for her to grow up happy and healthy. That's the only thing that matters to me. She always tells me that she wants me to be happy (he-pi as she calls it) and she doesn't want me to get mad. I know that that's how she expresses her love, aside from her surprise attacks of kisses, cuddles and hugs. I want her to be happy too. I want her to stay funny and brave and strong and independent. But more than anything, I wish that she'll always be healthy.

I love her so much and I know this journey has just begun, but I am so happy that God has answered our prayer and has given me and my husband the best gift, Robyn.

My song for my baby girl.

Happy birthday my princess. You will always be my baby and I will smother you with kisses everyday. Thank you for making mom happy.

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In this video, I share with you the newest product of Maybelline, White Super Fresh Powder Foundation. I do the "Fresh Test" and compare the product with another brand. See the results and believe in the Clean Touch Power Technology of Maybelline's White Super Fresh. It will be available February 28, 2015 in the Philippines and is available in Light, Nude Beige, Natural, and Honey for P299.00 only.



Innovated with the powerful Clean-touch Powder Technology, girls can now be confident all day from morning to evening with a powder foundation that promises zero cakeyness, zero dullness, and zero meltdowns.


Want to see more photos from the launch and an initial photo review? Click here.

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Since I revamped my blog, I also wanted to add a couple more things here and there such as my vlogs! If you didn't know I make random vlogs in my youtube channel. They are named "random vlogs" because I don't do them every day unlike other youtubers. I've done a couple videos but I never really put them here. I don't exactly know why I never linked them but anyways, I'm bringing them in!

This random vlog is from February 10, 2015. Enjoy! :)



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Valentine's is here! So I decided to make a tutorial on 3 different looks you can wear. This is an easy makeup look that you can wear from day to night. Let me know which look you like best, flirty, sweet or romantic.



Products Mentioned:
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Colour Colletion Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Black 
Heroine Make Impact Frame and Curl Mascara 
Inglot Sculpting Powder
The Balm Down Boy
Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Lipstick in Boudoir Pink 
Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Darling Cherie
Happy Skin Shut  Up and Kiss Me in My First Time

Other Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Heroine Make Eyebrow Pencil 01
Loreal Base Magique
Maybelline White Super Fresh in Nude Beige 02 
K-Palette Zero Kuma COncealer in 02 
Glambox Cosmetics High Definition Finishing Powder 

Tools Used:
Charm All Purpose Blending Brush 
Megaga Professional Eyeshadow Brush from Megaga 10 Premiere Set 
Suesh Fluffy Brush
Charm Crease Blending Brush 
Virginia Olsen Eyebrow/Angeled Brush
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Suesh Bullet Brush
Charm Blush Brush from Pretty in Pink Vegan Set 

 Flirty

The flirty look is about baby pinks. I like to call this my "Come here, boys" look. I also like that it looks very fresh but the focus just goes straight to the lips with that kissable and glossy lip.



 Sweet

The sweet look is your typical everyday makeup. Everything just flows and there's no focal point. Yet, it still looks sweet and innocent. This is something that I will wear any day, not just for Valentine's.



 Romantic

For the bold romantic type, red lips is perfect for Valentine's Day. It's also a great dinner date look because of that luscious color. I kept the eyes very natural so that the red color stands out.



I like how even though it's practically the same eye and face makeup, the look definitely changes with just a swipe of a different colored lipstick. Here are some close up photos of my eye makeup. It's very simple, anybody can do it. If you don't have the exact palette that I used, don't fret, just pick up similar shades and you're good to go!



I hope you found this helpful. If you haven't subscribed to my channel yet, please subscribe to be updated of my new videos. :) Happy Valentine's Day!!!!
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Hi moms, dads and friends, I know it has been ages since I last made a Baby Update. In fact, my daughter is now a toddler. What can I say? I have just been soooo preoccupied that I haven't really thought of filming another YellowMum video. Actually it was Robyn who wanted to do a video. And since she wanted to be in it, I thought why not do another update video. 


It's perfect timing as well since she'll be turning 2 years old this February 19. Can you believe it? She's definitely her own person now. But anyways, do watch the video and be entertained. I swear, it's worth the watch. She is so funny and cute and adorable. No bias, promise. :)


Something that I forgot to talk about was when she started to walk. It's a huge milestone. Can't believe I forgot to discuss that. Anyways, she started with a push toy. She was able to push and walk around 10 months. Although we have already purchased a push toy 2 months before. She would just play with it but she wasn't ready to use it for its purpose just yet.

There are "walkers" that you can purchase from the stores but according to my MIL, it's not very effective since the baby will just let the wheels do all the work and she won't actually learn to use her feet correctly (feet down, walking and not sliding them). It made sense so I really didn't think of buying that. As always, I did my own research and studies and learned that there was such a thing as "push toy" where the baby pushes it and helps her balance. So that's what we got and obviously, at first, she can't walk without assistance. We would still hold her as she holds the toy and pushes.

 Pushtoy: Kaizen Playtime, bought from Toy Kingdom

I'd say 11 months was when she gained her confidence to use her push toy properly. We would practice her walking skills. Ever since she started pushing/walking her push toy, I would set aside 30 minutes to 1 hour where I just let her walk. I would walk with her or ask her to catch me. Then little by little, she gained her confidence. When she slips or falls, I never laugh at her nor do I baby her. I would just tell her that it's okay and ask her to stand up. 


The first time she walked by herself was March 29, 2014. She was 13.5 months. I remember it vividly because we came from a children's party. We went home and played with Robyn. She could already stand on her own so I tried calling her and she walked a few steps to go to me. We did that a couple of times with my husband. And oh God, was I proud! :)

 This was from the party. Day when Robyn first walked on her own.

Then I just continue our walking activity every day. I walk with her for at least 30 minutes in an area of our home that has a bigger space for walking.


And now, geez she walks, she runs, she hops! My husband and I always get exhausted chasing after her. Especially now because she doesn't want to hold our hands while walking anymore. She grew up to be this independent little girl! Oh gosh, I can't believe my baby is no longer a baby!!!


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Recently, I have been trying out new skin care products, specifically bath products. I have always been a soap user but thanks to Sample Room for sending the new line of Olay Body Wash. I actually have never seen these in the market so I was looking forward to sniffing and using them.

Olay Fresh Outlast and Moisture Outlast Body Wash
200ml= P105.00
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Fresh Outlast:
Cooling, Strawberry and Mint
Refreshing, Cucumber and Green Tea

Moisture Outlast:
Clean with Coconut Milk
Whitening with Pearl Extracts
Deep Moisture with Honey

Since I just came back from Baguio, I wanted to "relive" that cool breeze by using Olay's Cooling Fresh Outlast with Strawberry and Mint. The name itself already gives me that ooh feeling.


Olay Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash leaves you feeling refreshed and beautiful, with a freshness that outlasts your day.  Awaken your sense with refreshing scent of white strawberry & mint.  Rather than drying your skin, our body wash will leave it more hydrated than regular soap.

What I LIKE:
  • lathers really well especially with a loofah
  • smells like real strawberries
  • quite moisturizing
  • leaves you with that cool sensation, probably because of the mint
  • can also be used without a loofah
What I DON'T LIKE:
  • I would have wanted it to be more moisturizing.

Overall I do like this variant especially the scent. I could just imagine real strawberries as I scrub the body wash on my skin. I also appreciate the fact that it lathers really really well as compared to other body washes I've tried. I only need to put a small amount and I'm good. (Surprising because some I've also tried using other body wash that needs a generous amount before it lathers and foams up). Only thing is I wish it moisturizes more. It already IS moisturizing but I feel like it's just not enough. Then again, take note that I used the Fresh Outlast variant and not the Moisture one. So I have yet to try the Moisture Outlast and I'm looking forward to that. Maybe there, I'll find that "moisture" I'm longing for.

Do let me know if you have already tried this. For free samples of products such as this, register now at SampleRoom.ph and don't forget to write my name as referrer. ;)
 
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Did you notice something new? I changed the look and layout of my blog! Wee! I just felt the need for change, I wanted it to look somewhat fresher and cleaner. I still have some minor tweaking to do though, but I am loving the look so far. I hope you do too.


I also noticed a new trend in blogs. They make use of bigger images now unlike before. So for the new posts, I have already followed the trend. Do let me know if you like it or if you want it to be even bigger. If there are other things you want to see in my blog, do let me know. I want 2015's version of Yellow Yum to be a very active and interactive! :)

That's it for now. I just wanted to check in and let you know what's new. Thanks for all the support all these years guys! :)

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