Sunday, March 3, 2019

Is Social Media Giving Us Unrealistic Beauty Expectations? What is the Impact?

Nowadays it’s pretty impossible to find someone who isn’t on at least one kind of social media. The unique combination of Filipino culture, where everyone knows everyone else and sharing information is as natural as breathing, meeting with smartphones and data plans means that social media connectivity thrives in the Philippines.

In fact, Hootsuite and We Are Social’s Digital 2019 report shows that Filipinos typically spend about 10 hours and 2 minutes on the internet on average every day— more than any country in the world.

All this time spent online has its effects, and not just on your phone bill. Admit it, sometimes scrolling through your Facebook and Instagram feed brings a twinge of emotion, and not always good. In between pictures of someone’s dog or birthday party, it’s likely you’ve seen your friends living lives that look more exciting than yours. Bustle quotes a study by French researchers that reveals that spending more time on social media comparing ourselves to others is more likely to make us more depressed.

According to studies compiled in this essay on Medium, only thirty minutes of media can change the way a girl perceives her body. In the Philippines, where people spend an average of 10 hours, the impact of social media on self-esteem might be even more extreme. Young girls looking at beautiful women online might feel even more insecure about themselves than ever before.

If you’re on Instagram, you’ve probably heard of the term “social media influencers.” These are people becoming celebrities online who are quickly changing the landscape of what’s hip or cool, and they’re as accessible as a quick tap on the ‘Follow’ button. This BNY Jeans post on ’50 Instagram Influencers to Follow in the Philippines in 2019’ shows just how many top influencers there are in the Philippines, and there are probably thousands more.

Looking at the perfect, glamorous lives of these influencers as they travel around the world has a definite impact. Younger and younger girls are beginning to use makeup, and more boys feel insecure about their bodies. When faced with so many ideals of beauty and wealth on your phone, it can be hard not to feel like you’re not up to par. That’s why more young people now are spending more money so they can mimic the lives they see online— whether it’s flying around the globe, buying tons of makeup, eating at expensive places, or buying the latest pair of sneakers, you can be sure that the cause is something along the lines of, “I saw it online.”

However, if social media has its downsides, it does have its silver lining as well. Due to the “democratization” of information, and how easy it is now to set up your own accounts, some influencers out there are challenging beauty standards. This Women in the World article rounds up just five influencers who are changing the idea of what it means to be beautiful, but there are sure to be many more.

What we see on our phones isn’t always the reality, and sometimes we forget that these posts are actually carefully curated to show all the ups of life without the downs. It takes hours of undocumented effort to get that perfectly made-up, stylish shot, and no one really looks that good just getting up. So with all things, take what you see on social media with a grain of salt. You might not realize it, but you’re actually doing just fine.


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ways to Enhance Your Online Music Listening Experience

Music is one thing that all of you get to love and this is why you want to make sure that you have top quality music access on your device mobile, laptop or smart TV. With upgrades in technology, things have become easier for you as there are many online live Stream Music options that you can get to make use of in order to have the best quality of entertainment.

You just need to explore the web for a while and you will find countless options on the internet for music streaming. With the changing trends, now there are apps that are available for live streaming music that only enhances your music experience.  There are also broadcasting apps that are available for you in case you love to listen to some particular broadcasters only. To help you further on this very aspect, here is a look at some of the ways to enhance your experience if you love to listen to online music:

Keep cleaning up your library:
This is one of the first things that you shall do if you want to have the best kind of experience. It becomes quite tough for you to find your best songs and thus you need to get the better of songs that you do not find particularly well so that they do not play again when you play your library. So, you need to organize your library on a regular basis and have a better music experience.

Save your favorite broadcasters:
This is another thing that you can get to do if you love to listen to online music. Most of you tend to have particular liking to some broadcasters and you can get to save them and get notifications about new broadcasts from them. The Live Broadcast App will help you a great deal in this very aspect as you can easily personalize and customize the experience as per your choice and suitability. You can also snooze the broadcasters that you do not find interesting so that you are not able to see any updates from them thus making your experience even better.

Creating smart playlists:
This is another thing that you can get to do when you listen to music on your Smartphone. You can create a playlist of songs that are played very rarely so that you can listen to them when you are looking for different type of music. The best way you can create the playlist is by selecting a particular word of any song that you want to add to playlist. Then, you can add other songs to the playlists by easily visiting those songs and adding that particular word in the comments section. It will auto update the playlist for you but is actually a tedious task to begin with.

You can also get to make use of the Video Streaming App in case you are willing to have both video and music at the same time making your experience further joyful and cheerful.

Disclosure Statement: This is a sponsored post. All views or opinions expressed on this blog are based on my personal experience with the product or company and might vary from others.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Softer, More Radiant Photo-Ready Skin in Two Minutes From Nu Skin

Hi guys! Sorry I haven't posted anything for a while now. I've been a bit busy juggling two jobs and adjusting to another country that I wasn't been able to update you all on what's going on. I think I owe everyone an explanation and I'll do that very soon!

For the meantime though, here's something that I'd like to share with you guys! A few days ago, my blogger friend Alice helped us score some fresh information in the beauty community. Here's her exclusive coverage of the Nu Skin ageLOC Lumispa launch, read more below!

I know it's ridiculous but there is a way now with Nu Skin's ageLOC Lumispa. A new dual-action skin care device that simultaneously delivers a skin-perfecting treatment and deep cleansing benefits to reveal a smoother, softer skin after one use.

Especially with today's ever-changing weather, constant exposure to pollution, stress and other factors, our skin does take a toll on it so taking care of our skin would also reduce the aging process.

LumiSpa - comparable to a facial massage, uses a patent-pending oscillating, pore-purifying action that cleanses away dirt, oil, makeup, pollutants and toxins while giving back seven skin benefits such as:

  • Skin Renewal
  • Purified skin
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Smoothness - radiance - a more refreshed look
  • Improvement in the appearance of volume and density of the skin

I know it's too good to be true, but it's actually possible! A few days ago I was luckily invited to check it out at EDSA Shangrila along with other beauty bloggers to see how amazing and revolutionary Nu Skin's LumiSpa really is.

The ageLOC LumiSpa device is a waterproof, handheld personal skin care device that comes with its own charging base, treatment heads which moves at a precise frequency to promote deep cleansing and skin renewal for a healthier and refreshed appearance of our skin!

So I've mentioned earlier that this comes with two treatment heads - which are the normal and the firm. As they are made from silicone it's actually more hygienic and gentle than the traditional brush, unlike other devices.

Additional information about the heads is that they are embedded with an anti-microbial silver which lasts for three months in which you need to change the treatment heads with new ones. I actually asked how long is the battery life of the device and they said it will last for a whole week which is amazing since you will only use this for two minutes in the morning and at night.

The coolest thing about the device is that when there is too much force applied in the LumiSpa it actually turns off! Another cool factor is that it has its own timer set to two minutes which will be a faster way to do your cleansing routine, especially in the morning. 

The ageLOC LumiSpa starter kit includes the ageLOC LumiSpa device, treatment head, treatment cleanser, charging base, power cord, a quick start guide and a User's Manual. It will be available in the Philippines for 14, 000 pesos. If you guys are interested you can check it out along with other NuSkin products at

Much Love!
xx Alice

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