Thursday, 18 October 2012

Cover up!

There's a lot of buzz these days on BB creams.  BB cream stands for Blemish Balm, Beauty Balm.   Considered as all-in-one facial cosmetic product.  It claims to replace moisturizer, sunblock, serum (since some even has anti-aging properties) and make-up primer.

BB creams are said to originate from Asia, mainly Korea and Japan.  Women, and even men from these countries are all for that "smooth" clean finish, even "doll-like" look is a million-dollar fad these days.

To be honest I haven't really started on that BB fad yet, because I'm really loyal on my current foundation from Nu Skin.  It's called Beneficial Tinted Moisturizer.  I've been using it for more than 10 years, long before all these BB creams made the headlines.

We are born with perfect complexion.  When I look at my daughter's beautiful flawless baby skin now.   I tell myself, "Wow, I am like this before!  What happened?"  Years, happened baby!  Endless rounds of late nights, bad diet, pock marks from pimples and chicken pox.  Lately, those disregard for sunblock are showing up as dark spots and discolorations. 

I am crazy about Nu Skin's tinted moisturizer, because my the name itself, it's not just a foundation, but a moisturizer, as well.  I can skip my morning moisturizer and sunblock and use this, instead.  It covers up all my skin imperfections, yet it feels light and non-greasy.   I like that it's also infused with Vit. A & E and SPF 15, protects and prevents more damages in the future.

I've always been partial to that fresh, barely-there "no make up look" and in protecting my skin.  Almost 40, 'dahling. We can never have enough protection!  That's why, this product is really perfect for me.   I usually dust it off with finishing powder and voila, Flawless lola!

Nu Skin's Beneficial tinted moisturizer come in  4 different shades ~ Sand, Honey, Fair and Beige.  I have Pinoy brown complexion, so I usually use either Honey or Beige.   I don't want to look Kabuki Doll and I make sure to apply until the neck for that consistent hue all throughout.

A bottle of Nu Skin Tinted Moisturizers costs 1,815 pesos.   You can order Nu Skin Enterprises Philippines with telephone numbers 632-8-NUSKIN (868-7546). You may drop by their office at  15th floor Octagon Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines.  

Look me in tinted moisturizer --   after a full-day going around, 6pm still flawless :))




Tuesday, 16 October 2012

What's your BHAG ?

It's the last quarter of the year and most companies are now sitting-down, planning next year's targets.  Business planning are often stressful, and needs you to imagine more than what you one is capable of doing.  That's why they always do it in nice fancy hotels, with sumptous buffet spread, like the last meal of a doomed man, because the next round of events will probably deprive the managers of life. :))  

My husband just had their own business planning, and came home looking spaced-out.  "Honey, are you ok?"  He just mumbled, "yeah, is it 2013 yet?"

 My favorite company Nu Skin Enterprises Philippines has set an ambitious goal for 2013. That is, a ONE BILLION in total revenue.  It's a Big, Hair, and Audacious Goal...

For those unfamiliar with the term, a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) was coined by James Collins and Jerry Porras in 1994, in their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies.  A BHAG (pronounced BEE-hag), is actually a strategic business statement, which allows organisations to focus on one long term audacious goal. A BHAG can be quite ‘out there’; it can seem very questionable, even scary, thus described as a hairy monster, but it is actually not at all impossible.

Nu Skin has been with the Philippines since 1998.  Philippines is their 23rd market in the world.  They have about 20,000 active distributors in the country alone.   Nu Skin Philippines belong to the Southeast Asian market of the company, and the region has always been the jewel of the networking companies like Nu Skin.  They make their money here, more than Europe or North America.

Nu Skin Philippines has doubled their revenue in the last year, and when you do that, it is expected that you always surpass your past performance. I have no doubt, they will do so!  As I observed among the other networking companies out there, Nu Skin has the best and most high-paying compensation plan, and they have an excellent support-system to distributors, in terms of company presence, incentives and bonuses. 

As of this writing, they are rewarding about 40 distributors on a trip to Hawaii for goals achieved. I heard car incentives are also in the pipeline as bonuses.  

And to make sure everyone's on the right mindset for 2013, they have an upcoming goal-setting session on the 16th of November (4pm-8pm) at the SM Megatrade hall.  

Invited speakers are Ardy Abello,  whom I've met before and is one of Philippines'  top-ranking and hi-impact trainer and motivational speaker.   To give a more international business perspective within the Nu Skin world, they also invited James Tu, a Taiwanese and  17-year Team Elite status and 1 Million Dollar Circle Member.

Well, as the saying goes,  "Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."  (Les Brown)  Goal-Setting a BHAG, actually a great idea, not  just for million-dollar companies.  But also for us, ordinary toiling souls. 

It is good to set goals. Goals give us directions in life,  make us more alive and excited to work everyday because we know that something wonderful is about to happen. 

I have a list of my personal BHAG as well.  Things that I've always wanted to do, but don't have the guts, skill and finances to do so.  Others call it Bucket Lists or Dream Boards.  And that, is another story.


If you want to be a part of Nu Skin's Goal-Setting Session,  just call Nu Skin Enterprises Philippines with telephone numbers 632-8-NUSKIN (868-7546). You may drop by their office at  15th floor Octagon Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines. 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Know the Latest Buzz on Weight Management ?

Have you heard about this new weight management program that is buzzing in the Philippines? I call it buzzing because it's hushed-hushed among the beauty, business and corporate communities. It's does not have a noisy "lose weight, ask me how!" campaign that arrest you each time you pee in the public toilets. It is neither the road hazard celebrity endorsements along EDSA. 

It is subdued and reasonable, albeit a bit pricey, weight loss program that simply deliver what it promises.  Just so we are on the same plane, weight management is not just about losing weight fats and getting sexy. That's the usual misconception. 

I have friends who complain that they only have to smell food and they get fat.  In the same vein, some friends complain that they consume bowl fulls of rice like construction workers, yet they are still reed-thin. 
We all have different concepts of our body image.  Some would bemoan of being fat, yet when we look at them. What's the fuss?!  The middle ground (not fat, not thin) is so hard to attain!

I think, the best is to consult someone who is objective and can tell (by scientific method) whether you are healthy or not... Don't you think being healthy is a better goal than getting voluouptous or thin?  Bottom line, health is the most important than anything else.

Going back to this new weight loss program, it is called The Right Approach (TRA) and  the company that offers it is Nu Skin Enterprises Philippines. 

The worth-noting aspect about this program, it is not just pill-taking!  It's a synergistic and wholistic approach that has components of an exercise regimen, healthy diet monitoring and other concerns that are unique to your person (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. etc.) and they also address the after-effects of weight loss e.g. sagging skin, cellulite.

Moreover, they have trained their distributors to be Health Consultants who will hold your hand every step of the program.  They will not leave you on your own after you get into to the program.  They will help you monitor your progress every step of the way.  And believe me, there's nothing like having someone looking over your shoulder to encourage you to continue.  Don't Hollywood artists hire these expensive personal trainers to literally get them off their butts and work-out?  :)

Let me just give you a short description of the products involve in the program.

. TRA Complex™ - Controls carbohydrate cravings.

TRA Complex

2. DuoLean™ - Fats & Carbohydrate Blocker


3. Diene-O-Lean - Burns body fats, increases muscle mass & shapes your body

4. TrimShake™ - Delicious & Nutritious Meal Replacement (Available in both Vanilla and Chocolate Flavor)

5. LifePak® - Increase metabolism and delivers significant amount of vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.

5. Dermatic Effects® - Body Contouring Lotion, inhibits the appearance of cellulites

Dermatic Effects
With regards to diet and right nutrition.  A TRA consultant will guide you using the  3-3-3-3 Diet Principle:  take 3 servings of Carbohydrates, 3 servings of Protein, 3 servings of Vegetables and 3 servings of Fruits. They can show you the best combinations for using Pinoy foods.  No need for those expensive meals concoctions/

The best thing about this program, you are not allowed to go hungry!  As a matter of fact, their principle of proper diet can promote fat burning and fat storage in your body!  Ain't that a happy weigh loss program :))  No more feelings of deprivation!  I've tried all shorts of diets, and each time I feel deprived, I try to make myself feel better by cheating, and eating more!  This one won't allow you that mood.

If you want to know about this latest buzz but are too shy to ask your friends.  Just call Nu Skin Enterprises Philippines
with telephone numbers 632-8-NUSKIN (868-7546). You may drop by their office at  15th floor Octagon Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines.  They can refer you to a discrete Health Consultant who can expound to you this latest buzz.