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Nautical T-Shirt Fringe Necklace

I recently made a t-shirt necklace and I had fun doing it. I embellished it with charms, and charms. This will be a part of my new necklace collection.

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Aya Lacuarta

Instagram Launches Its Video Feature

If you are an Instagram user, you would have noticed the update notice stating that Instagram now has its video feature. It allows users to post and share not just photos but even videos! It is a shorter version of Keek and Youtube as the videos could only be up to 15 seconds.

I tried it out earlier. It is easy to use. I just had to press the camera button longer to create videos. It also allowed me to pause and start from where I left off to continue on my video. I uploaded two videos earlier but have deleted both.

The first video I uploaded had me speaking in slow pace. The second video was the same but it was cut mid-part. I searched for other users' videos but found their videos all perfectly good. I am now wondering what I did wrong or could have done to have my videos be posted as how they were created. I will create a new video and will update y'all. This is so exciting!

I tried it again on my Instagram account  @kysparkleshop. The voice in the video is slower t…

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Nouvelle Clinic: A Review

I finally found time to go a skin clinic, this, with some prodding from my cousin Claudine. She said she has complementary vouchers from Nouvelle Clinic and we could have free diamond peeling. Nouvelle Clinic in Angeles City is relatively new. I think my cousin and I are one of the clinic's first customers. 

I had diamond peeling done on me quite a lot and I know which clinics do good and which ones are worth going back to, and Nouvelle is. 
We were greeted by the owner, whose name I forgot to ask. All I know is that we met fab fashion designer Brit Tripudio who is a brother of the owner. I really do not know as I have not asked a lot of questions. Brit said the grand launching of the clinic is in June. 
I would not want to delve on the prices but I could say their services and products are reasonably priced. The diamond peeling we had is for free and all we paid was the facial, and yes, what we paid was worth it although I hope the cleansing facial was a bit longer and more intense.…


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Ayapowers Reviews: Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher Review

Thank God it's Friday! I have always loved Fridays. I wish it is Friday everyday. :D 
Oh, well. :P
Beauty Find: Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher
I recently found out about Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher and I am so loving the product. It makes the skin look smoother, more matte, and pores less visible. I also love its consistency. I have always liked using primers and Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher could also be used as a make-up base. This is a must-try product and I hope would try this as well.

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Denim Love Styleboard

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Diamond Peel @Dermaesthetique Ortigas Review

It has been a week since I had my diamond peel treatment at Dermaesthetique in Ortigas but, yeah, it's never too late to share my experience. I went with my friend Jacky who frequents Dermaesthetique for diamond peels and IPLs. We went to the clinic in Ortigas although, as I found out, also has a branch in Quezon City.
Jacky and I rode a cab from ABS-CBN in QC and took the EDSA route going to SM Megamall. She said she wanted to go to the mall first before heading to the clinic, which is just at the back of building A. We bought some stuff at the National Bookstore and headed to the supermarket to get milk tea at Tea 101. Jacky was so happy upon knowing that the prices of the milk teas in the SM Megamall branch of Tea 101 cheaper than the Tomas Morato branch. We ordered Rock Salt Choco-- the taste was just heavenly!! I wanted to buy lumpia but Jacky told me not to as she said I might smell like vinegar when we have our diamond peel so I just got California Maki.
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