Theme of The Year: #Invest2016

Hello there midweek! How was your week going on so far?
Since the year Ive read Bianca Gonzales' article about Theme of the Year Ive  been using it since then. So instead of writing new year resolutions that I would probably not achieve by the end of the year, I set a theme to guide me for the whole year. My previous themes so far, has helped me to stay on track on what I wanted to achieve and experience for the whole year.  
Last year, I ended having the theme #Travel2015. So Im pursuing the theme #Invest2016 this year. This year will be all about savings and investment. I already have several investment in mind so wish me luck that I shall succeed it and achieve it.
My investment will not be solely about money. It will also be with things and actions that I believe will be vital for myself and my families future.
Have you think of a theme for yourself this year?

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What I Wore | Sleeveless Lace Dress

It's mid-week and I cant wait for weekend! :D
Here's an outfit I wore at the Gibi Shoes Fun Day event. Attending invites like this, I always consider the venue, what the event is all about and the possible itinerary or happenings in the event, when choosing for an outfit to wear. Most likely casual chic is the usual outfit for this kind of event.
However, since we're going to meet and chitchat with celebrities; Jasmine and Ella before we go to the venue of the event, I choose to wear this lace dress so I will still be stylish yet comfy. And then paired it with a not so high wedge sandals so I can freely move at the event proper after.

I'm honestly having trouble creating blog post right now...
Before I can immediately express what I wanted to share here.
Not that I don't have anything to share... Believe me I have lots of things that I wanted to share to everyone here but I just cant find the words say.
I don't know why...
But I am trying to figure it out. For now I shall bear with my slow pace in writing a new blog post.

Have a great day everyone!

CDOBloggers Christmas Party 2015

Happy new year everyone!
Last December, I attended the year-end gathering of the local bloggers group here in our city. Its been awhile since we've gathered and so its exciting to see everyone again have fun and party. 
Boy Zugba hosted the Christmas party. It was actually my first time to visit the place since its opening early 2015. 
True enough the food is superb. I am not much into chicken inasal but I love the taste and texture of the chicken. Special mention on the delicious atsara that comes with it, I so love it that I've ate a lot. hehe A lot of boggers also rave on the cheezy chorizo they said its delicious, no wonder it was all gone in a snap. :D The dessert was good as well... I was able to finish the whole serve of leche flan when I usually just scoop a teaspoon on other occasions. The mango shake is made with real fruit so thats another plus factor to me. 
Will definitely comeback and try other food listed on their menu.

I was assigned on the games for the party... Glad they all enjoyed it and had a great laugh. The games were Chopstick game, find your Christmas song partner, Japanese dance using paper plate... There was a raffle draw also of where everyone got the chance to win a Jollibee giftchecks, Boy Zugba giftchecks and a box of Krispy Kreme donuts.

Got a prize for the Blogger with the latest CDO related blog post.
After that we also had our annual CDOBloggers Officers election. Im back to being an officer to the organization. 

We ended the party with an exchange gifts and a whole lot of pictures...

My #2015BestNine Instagram photos

Hi there! How was the holiday so far?
Found something new to share to you all specially to those who are active in Instagram.
This year I have been more of an Instagram addict. Instagram is the first thing I check in the morning, the most use app in my phone the whole day and the last thing I check before going to sleep. Adding to my growing addiction to Instagram is when I read a blog (which I unfortunately forget the link) on some helpful tips on how to increase my Instagram followers and activities. I became more and more active by visiting and commenting others photos, which interestingly in return lots of other Instagrammers visit my account as well. From just a hundred of followers from early this year, Ive now had 635 followers from 4 months of applying the tips. 
Wheeew! Thanks to you if you are one of my followers, stalkers and visitors!
So anyways, as I have mentioned above I will share to you about the trending hashtag on both twitter and instagram... #2015BestNine! I bet you already saw this on lots of celebrities and popular personalities social accounts. 
2015BestNine is an interesting way to generate the top nine photos you’ve posted throughout the year that have received the most like. So here's how you can g
Go to and enter your Instagram user name. 
In a few minutes, the site will create your instagram collage.
It will also tells you how many pictures you’ve posted on Instagram and the total amount of likes you’ve received in 2015.
Interesting Isn't it?
So head on and generate your #2015BestNine!
Do follow me on Instagram... @Venussmileygal!
Feel free to comment here so I can follow you back.
Have a blast new year to everyone!

My Banggood Christmas Wish List

Hello Wednesday!
I bet everyone now is busy with attending parties and last minute shopping...
As for me, still here sat at my desk... with so many things needed to be done yet. Glad I am already done wrapping gifts to friends and love ones. I just need to worry on few more grocery for the some lacking ingredients for the food i'll prepare for the noche buena.
Is it late to make a Christmas wish list?
I just figured I haven't created any wish list for Christmas...
Just incase someone still figuring out what gift to give me. :D Here's some fashion finds I would love to own that I found at
Banggood actually has lots of items from clothing and apparel, jewelry and watch, bags & shoes, health & beauty, toys & hobbies, phone accessories and many more. Took me awhile to picked something that I would like to be a fab addition in my closet but I magically manage to picked the best.

Lace Necklace - $ 0.95Floral Watch - $12.19/ PU Patchwork Bodycon - $14.99/ Tassel Bucket Bags - $15.99/ Heel Pumps - $29.99/ One-Piece Swimsuit - $18.69/ Leather Jacket - $24.59Maxi Skirt - $15.17/ Gladiator Sandal - $22.21

Happy holidays to my readers! 
Thank you very much for your comments. I know I havent been so active and responsive lately but Ive been reading your comments. Hopefully I can adjust with my new jobs and find time to really connect with everyone.

Gibi Shoes Fun Day in Cagayan de Oro

Happy weekend everyone? Anyone excited for the coming holidays? I bet most of you already enjoying shopping for your bonus or 13 month pay. :D

Last November 21, I and fellow CDO bloggers spent the afternoon with a quick chitchat with Ella Cruz and Jasmine Curtis before they head to GIBI Shoes Fun Day held at the Limketkai Center Rotunda.

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Both Jasmine and Ella were so accomodating and friendly. They shared there favorite Gibi shoes of which Ella love the wedge sneakers while Jasmine are into flat shoes. They have also shared that before they endorse Gibi shoes they are already an avid wearer of Gibi Shoes because its reliable and of great quality that last. Jasmine most specially loves to support locally made products.

After the quick chitchat, they went to Limketkai Center where fans and Gibi shoes lovers are waiting for them. The event was filled with great performances from Gibi shoes endorsers Ella Cruz and Jasmine Curtis. Fans was able to get the chance to play with Ella and Jasmine.

After the event, fans was given a chance to meet, greet and have a fan sign with Ella and Jasmine.

On my next post, I'll share my outfit and a shop tour at Gibi Shoes Limketkai Center.
Check out the next Gibi Fun Day at the Gibi Shoes stores near you by following them on social media.
Twitter: @gibishoes
Instagram: @gibishoes 

#BeautyChitchats: Myra Facial Wash

Wishing everyone a great week ahead!
For today's post will be sharing a new beauty product I just tried. 
I always appreciate and get so excited when I received gifts like this because its a chance for me to try and test new products.
Myra Vitasmooth Hydrating Facial Wash has Moisture Plus formula that retains and seals in skin’s natural moisture, keeping it hydrated and more supple. Contains French Spring Sea Water and Aloe Vera Extract that improves skin elasticity and helps keep it smooth and young-looking 
Myra VitaWhite Whitening Facial Wash has Biowhite Complex which is derived from plant extracts that gently whitens skin. And has Niacinamide that evens out skin tone by reducing red blotches to make skin more radiant. 
What's great about the Myra Facial Wash is that the packaging is in easy to squeeze tube. And the expiration date is very visible at the back which secures you that the product is safe to use. 
I have tried using both products and here's what I can say...

Myra Vitasmooth Hydrating Facial Wash
Has a fresh and mild scent. 
Has a foamy consistency.
My skin feels smooth when putting it on your face. It doesnt have the sticky feeling which other facials does.
My skin feels so fresh and soft after using it. That obviously makes me love this facial wash and will surely buy this next time!  

Myra VitaWhite Whitening Facial Wash
Has a mild fruity scent.
Has a foamy consistency.
This probably is recommended for oily skins because my face feels very dry after using it.
I haven't tried VitaWhite's whitening effect because I prefer to continuously use the VitaSmooth. 

Myra Vitasmooth Hydrating Facial Wash and VitaWhite Whitening Facial Wash are available at all leading supermarkets, drugstores, and department stores nationwide.