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.

Christmas Giveaway: $100 Kate Spade Gift Card!

Happy Monday! A few of my blogger friends and I wanted to kick start your week by joining together to bring you a giveaway - a $100 Kate Spade gift card
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Life Hacks You Need To Know For Christmas!

Ah! December... The season of giving, parties and merriment...
It's the perfect time to know a few handy tips and tricks to save and get creative with your decors, gifts and preparations in the house.
Sharing to you all this handy tips for the Christmas season! Some of this tips I have already been using and is very helpful. 
 Anything you wanna add? Post it on my comment box below. 
 Thanks in advance! :)

What I Wore | Halter Maxi Dress & Antique Statement Necklace

Hi there! Its been awhile since I have shared a post here in my blog... 
Been so busy with multiple jobs. Need to work hard for holiday season and I also have lots of events Ive attended that I cannot wait to share with everyone here.
Here's an outfit I wore at one of the events I have attended. I really love this halter maxi dress because its very comfy and flattering to your body. The cloth is spandex. I specially love side-slit on the dress. 
To finish the look I wore this antique inspired multi-chain statement necklace that I received recently from Happiness Boutique. I really love the quality of the necklace. I also love the personalized packaging of Happiness Boutique. Perfect for gifts specially this holiday season. ;)

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My Vampire

How is everyone doing?
Been drafting this post for couple of days already. So many distractions and "to-do-list" I have to attend that I left no time to blog and read blogs.
Thanks for the comments on my previous post. Since a lot of you just learned about me being a single mom. Today, will be sharing some photos of my son on his costumes at the Halloween events he has attended this year... McDonald's Fun Day and Centrio Mall Trick or Treat. 
Days before Halloween he was very excited for Halloween because he wants to wear vampire costume. And so vampire it is...
For McDonald's Fun Day it was more of the classic inspired style with long sleeve, gloves, slack and black shoes.
For Centrio Mall Trick or Treat we went for a modern style with jeans, sneakers and yes the cape of course.
Make use of clothes he already has and just bought the cape. As for the vampire look I just place some BB cream to make his face pale and then use my red lipstick for the blood effect on his mouth. Was not able to find any vampire teeth in stores (Its sold out!) so his not wearing any fangs. It was already late when I discovered, I can make a DIY fangs with the fake nails. Maybe next time I can use this newly discovered idea.
It's always a learning lesson balancing single parent duties, earn for a living, de-stress/chill with my friends and enjoy life as it comes.  I am so glad my kid is smart to understand my lacking and give me room for improvements.
Anyways, what do you think of my kiddo's vampire costume?

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hey everyone! Its been awhile since Ive shared something here in my blog...
I wanna thank Ira of Journal of Style  and Kay of Shoes and Glitters for the Versatile Blogger Award (TVBA) nomination. I know its has been weeks that past since I was nominated, but hey better late than never right? :D
What I like when participating in blogger nominations is that it gives you an opportunity to connect with your readers and get to know them by nominating them.
So here's seven random facts about me for you to get to know me better...

7 Random Facts About Me 

  • Im a single mom to a smart boy.
  • I work at home as an administrative assistant.
  • When shopping, I knew what I want but I always end up undecided  and takes awhile to decide which is which.
  • I love watching teen movies, fantasy, sci-fi and romantic comedies. I dont watch horror or suspense movies and TV shows.
  • I love Korean pop and enjoys watching Korean TV series. Which eventually influence me a lot to like Korean foods and culture.
  • Unlike school days where I dont like class recitations. I enjoy sharing my blogging knowledge through workshops. I really miss the workshops that our local bloggers group, CDBloggers, use to organize.  
  • This blog use to be after my online nickname, Venussmileygal, as well as my domain. I didnt have much any idea back then on some technical part of blogging. The domain was bought for me by a friend coz I dont have a Godaddy account. When its time for renewal of the domain he didnt bother renewing my domain and was bought by another who is very interested because my blog has a PageRank 3. I was so sad and almost stop blogging because of it. Good thing my blogging passion didnt die there and this blog was relaunch as Emotera Goddess. ^_^ 


My Versatile Blogger Award (TVBA) Nominees:

Elizabeth of ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
Jalisa of The Style Contour
Gemma of Jacquard Flower
Gabrielle of A Glass Of Ice 
Abby of The Frugal Blogger
Diana of Different Colors & Different Styles
Rachel of Daily Luxe
Ella of Ela Bella World
Tina of Just A Tina Bit
Shelly Stuckman of Arizona Girl
Marija of Style Sense Moments
Ruby of Pinay Mommy Online
Ems of The Womom
Jacqs of Jenjacqs
Len of Len Parent

About the Versatile Blogger Award 

1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to the blog.
2. Select 15 blogs you have recently discovered and nominate them.
3. Tell 7 things about yourself.

What I Wore | Monster High Venus Flytrap Inspired

Happy Halloween everyone!
Before bidding goodbye to October and saying hello to November. Will be sharing an outfit inspired from the Monster High character. 
This isn't actually a latest outfit, its one of those forgotten one... However, I am so glad to find the perfect time to share this to you. Wore this outfit at my niece Monster High theme birthday party.
I am loyal to my real name so I choose to dress up like Venus Flytrap. I have so many plans on my look but ended not wearing any accessories and didn't even complete my make-up because I was so busy with the party details. I worked on the decorations of the party and also help the birthday girl's friends on their costume. I also did all the kids make-up.
I am glad I was able to have few solo photos though... I never thought I could. 
That explains the a bit messy make-up look and outfit in this photos because this was taken after the chaos... errr party! :D
Watch out soon on the blog, will also share the kids Monster High outfits.
What do you think of my Venus Flytrap outfit?

What I Wore | Pink Long Top/Dress

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a fun and well-spent weekend.
This long top or rather dress I'm wearing is not mine actually... A friend who is equally fashionista and more shopaholic than me purchased this online at
At first glance, I know why she purchased this... It's because she loves pink. However, she told me she purchased this because she finds it very attractive on the model. ^_^ hahaha

Do you buy clothes because it looks very pretty and attractive on the model/mannequin? 

Well, I use to do this before, but not now anymore. Nowadays, when I buy I have to think of the comfort, flexibility, and functionality of the clothes.
Back to the dress details... 
Its cloth is suede fabric. The style is perfect for my friend because she is pregnant. The golden mask feather Corsage can be optionally removed if you don't like it.
Lastly, it was on sale so it's really a good buy.

The model that made my friend purchase this dress. Photo grab from the online shop.

Long top/Dress:

#Foodtrip: Roti Mum Singapore's Best Coffee Bun

Happy midweek!
Long day starts tomorrow, as I have too many things line up for me.
Will be going on field trip with the kiddo tomorrow, buy some baking stuff after and then work.
Then the next day will attend an event, after that work and then hopefully squeeze some test baking for the cupcakes I will need to prepare for the next day...
Will be making some minion cupcakes from scratch for the first time as requested by a friend for her nephew's birthday on Saturday. So that's kinda making me nervous, although Ive been baking cupcakes already. Its because of this nitty gritty details of the minion design that I will need to achieve.
Since its been a busy week, I am hoping to end it with a long overdue foodtrip that Ive been craving. It really frustrates me that Roti Mum's not in Centrio mall, of which is my go to place. This mall kinda like my extended neighbor already because I regularly visit here for leisure, errands, work and whatever purposes.
One of my favorite place to hangout and have coffee is Rotti Mum. Funny how I just ignore this kiosk in the malls before. However, when a friend invited me to rest at Rotti Mum after a tireful stroll at the mall, thats how discover my newest fave. My friend recommended to order the coffee bun with coffee combo. And she was right because after that it has always been my fave. I am not sure if it was me being a coffee lover, but all I know is I do love the taste of their bread!
Do you like Roti Mum's coffee bun?

Roti Mum SM City
Ground Floor Level of SM City Cagayan de Oro
Roti Mum Limketkai Mall
2nd Floor Level of Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City