Liebster Nomination 2016 From Kitty Journal

Hi y'all! Hows life?
I'm currently addicted to Instagram and getting the hang of Twitter, that most of the time I spent most of my spare time there rather than blogging. I am not sure if that's good or not. What do you think?
How about you which social network do you hangout the most? 
By the way, if  were not yet friends on Insta and Twitter feel free to connect with me and shoot me a comment on my profile so I can follow you back. I'm @Venussmileygal on both social networks. ^_^
 Today, I am going to answer questions that Kai of sent for Liebster nomination.
Thank you Kai for the thoughtful nomination. I enjoyed answering the questions...

1. What’s the story behind your blog name?
Venussmileygal has been my online nickname. And so when I created a personal blog I name it after my online nick. However, back then I am not managing my own domain and hosting so when the domain named expired and was not renewed immediately, the domain was taken away by others because it has a page rank of three and has high traffic. Got totally devastated and I almost stop blogging. When I slowly recovered from that blogging breakdown, I rebuild my blog on I name my blog Emotera Goddess because I am very emotional that time.

2. Who’s your inspiration in life?
My son and my mom. They are my drive to work hard and stay healthy because I know they need me.
And as for my son, he inspires me to be a better and stronger person everyday. I strive to be good and mindful because I know he looks up to me.

3. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

Family and career... Hopefully in love life soon. :D

4. What’s your favorite dish and why?

Tough question.... I actually love a lot of food. 

5. Name one person that left a huge impact on your life.

My son. Having him had a large impact on my life because when I had him every aspect of my life changed. He opened my eyes to something that I didn't see, learn things I didnt know or would never thought I should learn, and find courage to face the cruel circumstances in life. Being a single mom is tough but I am able to stand and move forward to give him a comfortable life now and a brighter future.
6. Do you play any musical instrument? What are those?

No, but I would love to continue learning guitar. I initially learned guitar way back highschool but I stop. 

7. If you were given a chance to talk to God, what would it be and why?

Would probably ask me Him when does He plan to send me the love of my life? hahaha
But seriously, I just want to thank Him for all the blessings He has given me now and for always there behind me, extending His hand when I lost my path, carrying me when I cant stand, wipe my tears when I cried a lot and gives me a big hug when I needed it the most. :)

8. Would you ever travel to a non-air-conditioned bus?

I actually prefer non-aircon bus specially in long trips because I have low tolerance of cold air. I feel dizzy and easily get stomach spasm when long exposure to cold air condition. 

9. Do you have a planner? How do you keep them neat and accordingly?

I do have a lot planners which are already old. In fact, what I am using now is an old planner from previous years. :D
And that's how I keep it neat and order by not using it that much. hahaha! Kidding aside, I am no longer as religious as before in making use of planners. I am kinda sort of a spontaneous person.

10. Name one restaurant you would like to have/own someday.

A fancy coffee or pastry or tea shop. I've been dreaming of owning a cafe like those we see in Korean dramas.... Quaint, has fancy cups and saucers, decorated with flowers and hand paintings, and has a garden. :D

11. Ramen or Pablo Cheesecake?

Ramen. ;)

There you go everyone. I hope you enjoy getting to know me a bit through this questions... If you have some questions for me, feel free to send them to me in the comment sestion below. I would love to answer them on my next blogpost. ;)

Converse Counter Climate

Hey Everyone! Happy Halloween!
How was the weekend? I had a fun weekend spent with friends. The kiddo also had a shopping spree at the newly opened H & M store here in our city. ^_^

Today, Im going to share the Converse new collections for Fall/Holiday 2016. They've just launch the Converse Counter Climate Footwear Collection. A very exciting line of shoes and essentials that are intended to stand up against the unpredictable weather that we are having.

This collection feature a bold mix of colors and materials including water repellent canvas, rubber and leather, and waterproof neoprene. Divided into three unique categories: Shield Canvas, Leather and Rubber.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas

Designed for the Chuck Taylor lover who can’t give up their Chucks no matter what the weather, the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas sneaker combines the enhanced comfort of a Lunarlon sockliner, non-slip padded tongue and micro-suede lining with materials that can also withstand most climate challenges. Converse has added a water repellent Shield Canvas and a gusseted tongue, as well as removing the medial eyelets to make a durable sneaker that is ready for wet and rainy adventures. The sneakers also feature reflective heel webbing and barrel laces for added visibility in low light environments.
Available colors: Black/Volt, Black/Reflective, White/Lava, Black
Retail price: Php 4,550

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Rubber

Another iteration of the Chuck II will also be releasing this fall - the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Rubber. By incorporating a transparent rubber overlay on the iconic Chuck II silhouette, this allows for the sneaker to breathe while repelling water and protecting feet from the elements. The sneaker includes all the features and benefits of the Chuck II such as a Lunarlon sockliner and a non-slip padded tongue, while adding a beautifully crafted dimensional canvas for breathability, micro-perforated leather lining for comfort, and a heat reflecting barrier at the footbed for warmth.
Retail price: Php 5,430

Converse Cons One Star Shield Canvas

This season, the Converse Cons Star also receives the Shield Canvas treatment, combining the enhanced comfort of a Lunarlon sockliner with a lightweight and breathable canvas that can also withstand the rain. Added features include a gusseted tongue and removed medial eyelets allowing the sneaker to tolerate wet environments. Traction rubber has also been incorporated to the outsole, providing additional grip.
Available colors: Black, White, Obsidian
Retail price: Php 4,250

Converse Jack Purcell Signature Twill Shield Canvas
The Converse Jack Purcell Signature collection introduces a thicker Shield Canvas with a water repellent finish, and a tri-color reflective heel stay. A mesh lining backing the shield canvas regulates temperatures across a range of climates while still keeping the sneaker breathable. Reflective laces add flare while a gusseted tongue construction will prevent water from seeping into the dual pod Nike Zoom Air insole technology.
Available colors: Inked, Natural
Retail price: Php 5,590

Converse Jack Purcell Signature M-Series

This fall, Converse introduces a high top silhouette combined with Counter Climate Shield Canvas. Warm, durable and water-repellent, it delivers all-day, on-the-go comfort. The Shield Canvas complements features like Lunarlon insole cushioning, heat regulating mesh lining and a tri-color reflective heel tab for enhanced visibility in low light.
Available Colors: Hot Cocoa, Black
Retail price: Php 5,430

Converse Essentials

Me trying out the Converse pullover hoodie. 

The collection features quality and durable everyday basics for your active, on-the-go lifestyle. Constructed for comfort and fit, the Converse Essentials collection will get softer with time. Each piece includes a natural color fade of fabric with long-term wear, durable stitching, and a managed shrinkage fit that remains the same throughout the lifespan. The collection includes the Converse Essentials Tee, Converse Essentials Pullover Hoodie, Converse Essentials Full Zip Hoodie and Converse Essentials Jogger.

Available Colors: Black. Grey, Obsidian, Egret
Retail price: Ranges from Php 899.75 to Php 3,339.75

There you go everyone... This new Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Footwear Collection and Essentials are now available at Converse stores nationwide. 
For more sneaker designs and styles, visit Converse at Centrio Mall, Limket Kai Center and Gaisano Mall. You may also log on to or like the Facebook page at

Weekend Plans: Trick or Treat

Hey everyone! Anyone excited for the weekend? 
I just realized, while writing this post, that there's a lot of things I look forward for this weekend. Halloween and long weekend to name a few... ^_^

Will spend trick or treat at the mall with the kiddo. And will also checkout the Dinosaur Expo. A friend of mine, Risa, is going to baptize her daughter Alexa this weekend also and I am going to be one of the godmothers.

What I Wore:

I bought this dress when Guess boutique had a big sale. I forgot how much was the cost, but I remembered, I got 70% discount on this dress as well as on a skirt  that I bought too. Me and my friend have no plans on shopping that time. We were about to go home when another friend, who just had shopping at Guess, inform us about the big sale. Glad we didn't missed the chance because it was such a fabulous deal.
Im not sure, if I've previously talked about this gorgeous cardigan from but you may have read this as one on my stylish cardigan wishlist. I love it's waterfall style and the aztec print, so stylishly chic!

What's your plan for the weekend? Drop me your answer at the comment box below.

Dress: Guess

Halloween Costumes and Accessories

Hi everyone! Happy weekend y'all! 
This past few weeks has been so busy. So many challenges I have encountered, that work are pilling up and Im still catching up until this weekend. 
Whats worse is that, I have this constant headache that keeps on bothering me. Is this stress? What can you recommend to remedy this? Do feel free to shoot me some suggestions on the comments below. Would really appreciate it.
So Im having a full weekend. Aside from workload I have a wedding and Christening (I am going to be godmother to another beautiful angel) that Im attending. 
I'll be heading to a cousins wedding in a few hours now... And before I go I thought writing an update here in my blog since Im in the mood to do so... Grabbing the chance while my mind is in the works. ^_^
I've shared a post previously on ideas for casual Halloween outfits you can wear on a Halloween parties. This time I'll be sharing costumes that I would love to wear. The first one is a nurse I actually find it more of a plane stewardess but whatever its so stunning. The next is the bat costume which is really cute. My son said he can wear it too and scare kids in the neighborhood. Naughty kid! Now for the rest the costume are the witch costume, goddess Athena, Egyptian queen, and Goldilocks.

Ofcourse, to have a perfect costume you m have a great accessories. I found the following which are so cool. Im so stoke at wearing that blood necklace! hahaha And the chokers I love so much coz I can surely wear it casually even after Halloween is long gone.      
By the way, I found this cool Halloween costumes and accessories at Checked them out they have lots of stuffs for Halloween.

If you have any... what's your costume for the Halloween?

Jade Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush Review

Hi everyone! How was weekend?
Today I am sharing a gift I received from Irresistible Me... the Jade Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush! This is actually my first to own one like this so I am very much excited when this arrive...
For now, I will be sharing a review on the product itself because I tried taking photos while using it and it turns out not so great (the photos I mean). Its a struggle taking photos on my own. 
I just realized Im gonna need to create a video to show you how I use it but will yet gather my confidence so as not to look awkward on camera. ^_^
However, one things for sure... I will be creating another post showing the before and after of using the hair brush
Added bummer is that I just had a new hair style that is cut short (Remember my dramatic ash gray post previously?), so you'll probably not notice the after effect.
Irresistible Me, is a growing brand of 100% natural clip-in hair extensions, hair accessories and hair tools like flat irons and curler. I choose the ceramic straightening brush because (1) I am not really into styling my hair, (2)  I don't have much patience using flat irons, and (3) Im afraid of damaging my hair with flat irons. 
Besides being curious about this ceramic straightening brush, I've read and look for some video reviews in using this and I learn that its really a best alternative to flat irons.
Jade Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush
I really like its color very attractive and chic!
It comes in a gorgeously designed and sturdy box with magnetic closure that you can use to store it with.
Jade Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush
When you first switch it on the LCD screen light up. And it will start to heat up fast. The temperature start at the minimum of 350℉/180℃ and the maximum temperature is 450℉/230℃.
In the manual, they recommend the following:
350℉/180℃ for delicate, colored, and fine hair
410℉/210℃ for naturally textured hair
450℉/230℃ for thick or wavy hair
Jade Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush

Jade Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush
Its anti-scalding bristle is safe to contact on your scalp so you can straighten the hair from the root. I tried touching it with my palm and I feel the heat but it didn't burn my palm. 
Jade Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush

Jade Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush
It's very convenient to use because its lightweight, has a (8ft) long cord, and has a 360 degree swivel cord on the tip that prevent the cord from tangling. It also has a universal voltage (40 Watt) so you can take the brush when traveling. Just make sure to use an adapter to go in the socket.
Jade Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush
I actually struggled using the hair straightening brush at first, but I eventually got the hang of it. And I just love that it not only straightens my hair it also make my hair feels so smooth. I like touching it every time.  
As for the shipping... It took 3 weeks for this to be delivered door-to-door. The country of origin is Germany. Its actually fast, because I saw in the stamp on the box that it arrived 2 weeks early in the Philippines. The usual slow part is our local postal office.

Have you use a  hair straightening brush too? Any tips you can share?

Thanks for dropping by and reading my blog. And looking forward to read your comments. :)

Casual Halloween Outfits

Hi everyone! 
Halloween is just around the corner. Im sure you will be attending a Halloween party or events. As for me I dont have any plans yet but the kiddo has been begging to attend a Halloween costume party like we did last year. So i'll company him   
In today's post, I'm sharing some casual dresses that are usually found in our closet that can be a great Halloween costume. So even if your lazy dressing up for a Halloween party you still fit in and has a character to represent. ;)
1. Morticia Addams - I know plain black long maxi dress is more appropriate but when I saw this dress I just thought its a gorgeous alternative costume for Morticia. It's so stunningly sexy dress.
2. Wednesday Addams - Ofcourse I will not forget Morticia's daughter, Wednesday. If you have a black dress just like this sweater dress, just add plain black or black & white stripes stockings or jeggings will do too. And then just braid your hair in half.
3. Doll - I love flare dresses specially with beautiful embroidery details. So if you have lot of them in your closet worry no more you can pegged as a doll. You can match it with white socks and fancy heels or boots. Alternatively, lace dresses can be a great doll costume too. 
4. Witch - I know everyone has LBD (little black dress) in their closet. So this can be a great Halloween costume... Grab your pointy black hat and broom and your off to fly wickedly. 
5. Goddess/Ghost - Now white maxi dresses can be a great Halloween costume too. You can be Sadaku and just let your long hair cover your face. Or you can go all glamorous and be as Athena, by adding a red scarf hang loss in the left shoulder, gold belt, and a gold headdress.
6. Angel - I am not sure if everyone has a wing white dress but if you do will thats an easy angel costume. However, for those who have lots of sexy white dresses you can make use of it and grab some wings and a halo.
That's it! I hope this can give you some held and give you ideas...
By the way, the dresses in the image above are from

Second Hairstyle of the Year: Dramatic Ash Gray

Hey everyone! How is weekend? 
If you follow me on my social media ( Instagram, Twitter, Facebook... Do follow me if you aren't! ^_^ ), you probably knew that I got a new do. This time I got a dramatic ash gray....
Unlike before, this time around I've pick some salons that Ive been meaning to try out and inquired if they can do the blue ombre hair and how much it would cost. The first salon Ive inquired said that they have a blue hair color but it's temporary only. I'm actually okay with it but the service is so expensive for a temporary ombre blue hair. Sad! :(
Since I really wanted to have a new hairstyle... I opted to avail DPS Salon and Spa hair services. I frequently have my nail spa here but its my first time to try their hair services. I've read and heard great reviews from friends who have tried on their hair services and so I trusted it'll be all good.
I initially plan to have an ombre blue hair but DPS salon doesn't have that hair color. They told me blue hair color is rarely available in salons because there's not much people who availed for it.
With not much luck on the hair color, I did got lucky to have availed DPS Salon promo that time. So for PHP795.00 (17.5 USD) I got the following services: hair color + haircut + hair spa.
What a steal! :D
The hairstylist recommended the hair color to try out. And I must say he did a great job. I received a lot of good compliments on my hair. In fact, my friend love it so much and got so jealous, that the day after she saw my hair, we both went to the salon so that she can also have the same hair color as mine. hahaha :D
Took a photo of my hair with flash (photos with green wall background) and on a natural daylight.
Give me a heart on my instagram photo if you like this hairstyle.

A photo posted by Venus Smileygal (@venussmileygal) on

Since I didn't get to achieve to get the blue ombre hairstyle. I am thinking of trying out this take in Hair Extension. Somewhat the same as you in the photo. 
What do you think? Will it look good?