What is beauty? In my eyes, Strength.
Fitness training and physique development are a reflection of self-discipline, focus and drive. I progressed through challenges and setbacks and learned that hardwork and consistency does not just apply in training, but also in Life. I feel stronger as a person when I achieve my goals.
To be strong spiritually and as a physically, that's beautiful.
Check out this new Under Armor video that perfectly shows the deeper meaning of beauty in strength.
So what is beauty to you?
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Last month, I was in Singapore for a few days to shoot some make-up tutorial videos for a fashion social network website called Clozette.co
It was my first time shooting a make-up tutorial video and to be honest, I was a little nervous about having the camera so up-close to my bare face. That was probably the first time I’m shooting in the front of the camera with no make-up on!
It’s important to feel comfortable in your own skin, with or without make-up, that’s what I told myself anyway and it helped me feel less nervous in when the cameras were rolling.
Check out the videos and keep reading to find out how you can win a little something from SK-II.
Video #1 - What to pack for a beach holiday
I'd like to share some tips on what to pack for a beach holiday. In this video, I'll also share what you can do to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays and how to wear beach-proof make-up:
Video #2 – How to cleanse effectively
How do you know if you’re using your cleanser the right way? Check out this video to find out:
Video #3 – How to make your make-up last longer
Are you a currently SK-II user? Whether you are or not, I’m sure many of you would be interested to win this SK-II Pitera™ Essence Set(valued at S$142/ RM$340).
Want one? All you have to do is answer this easy question:
How many videos did I host for this SK-II video project?
Email the correct answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and write “SK-II Giveaway – The correct answer is x ” on the subject line (replace ‘x’ with the right answer). Remember to include your full name, mobile number and mailing address.
Contest period is between 24 May 2013 to 13 June 2013. ONE lucky winner will be contacted via email at the end of the contest period.
You know that kickass track that always gives you the much needed boost sometimes...
This song does it for me.
So I'm sure you've probably already heard that Angelina Jolie did a double mastectomy (surgically removing the breasts) recently to reduce her risk of getting breast cancer. She said her doctors estimated she had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. Angie's mum died at the age of 56 after nearly a decade of battling cancer.
Now, her chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87% to under 5%.
What touched my heart was Brad Pitt's support and response about the matter:
"She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don't think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results. But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn't have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger."
Amazing souls those two.
Here are some interesting info about her pre and post surgery schedule that just goes to show how strong and dedicated she is to her family and work commitments:
-1. She started the process on Feb. 2nd
2. Less than two weeks later, they took Vivienne and Knox to Los Angeles' Natural History Museum on Valentine's Day.
3. Two weeks later, she went in for the major removal surgery, which can take around 8 hours.
4. Less than a month of recovery later, she visited the Republic of Congo with U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague! They visited with a rescue camp for women to raise awareness of war-zone rape. She had NO signs of pain or discomfort!
5. On Easter weekend, she took Maddox and Knox to get some art supplies in Santa Barbara.
6. A week later she was at the World Summit in New York on April 4th.
8 A few days later she was at the G8 Summit in London with Hague on April 11.
9. She then has her final reconstruction surgery with breast implants… just nine weeks after the initial surgery.
That schedule is INSANE for someone who isn't recovering from major surgery, let alone someone who is!
Awesome abs is something you need to continuously work on - in the gym; with weights and cardio, and in the kitchen; with clean eating and avoiding any processed foods.
I want abs like Erin Stern!
Time to hit the weights and treadmill!
"Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me. "
— Helen Keller
I caught up with Charlie in Bali a couple of weeks ago for a bit of sun, surf and yummy Indonesian food. He had a 3-day work conference over at Conrad in Nusa Dua and decided to extend his stay so we could spend some quality time together.
We managed to find a good deal on Groupon, and since it's low season, villa prices were not too expensive.
"Devdan - Treasure of the Archipelago" is a modern & contemporary acrobatic and dance performance inspired by the culture of Indonesia. The 90-minute show will take you on a wondrous journey, starting in Bali and going on to Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Papua. This high-energy show is performed on a purpose built stage that is full of special effects including world-class lighting & sound, fire effects, superb aerial acrobatics, different types of smoke and fog and at one point it even rains inside the theater.
Leg extensions 1 x 20, 3 x 10
Leg press 3 x 10
Dumbbell squats 3 x 10
Front squats 3 x 12
Alternating crunches 3 x to failure
Flat bench lying leg raise 3 x to failure
Exercise ball crunch 3 x to failure
Bent-knee hip raise 3 x to failure
Hanging leg raises 3 x to failure
15 mins treadmill (speed 7.0 - 9.0)
I crossed out the bent-knee hip raise because I did 1 set and struggled to pull through so I jumped to the next workout instead. It's OK to be flexible with your routine and make necessary adjustments. Listen to your body!
Came to Jakarta for the first time with Patricia K. She deejayed at Moovina on Wednesday night.
Fun times in Jakarta!
Aries Gold would like to giveaway a watch to ONE creative winner who can come up with the best tagline that represents the brand.
How To Enter:
1. LIKE Aries Gold Watches Facebook page
2. COMMENT on the photo on my page and choose which watch you'd like to win (pick just one!)
3. SHARE the photo with your friends on your Facebook with a tagline that you think best represents Aries Gold Watches. (e.g. Inspirations Build to Last Watches, We Love)
3. Take a screenshot of the shared photo on your wall and email it directly to email@example.com
4. The best tagline will win the watch of his or her choice. Winner be announced on 25th May 2013.
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