Saturday, April 21, 2018


With my beautiful team!
Stores: Hudson's Bay / TopShop Canada / Moda Bella
Make-Up: Glam_And_Beyond
Hair: Jamie Borhot / PurpleChromeHair Salon

Monday, April 2, 2018


Beginning of this year - I was contacted by one of the PR companies who represents a skincare brand called Universkin. They asked me if I would be interested in learning more and also-trying the line by getting my personalized skincare products. Since I have been working in the beauty and media industry for years and I am always excited about new technologies and approaches when it comes to aesthetics - I just couldn't say "no".
Before I had my assessment done at the one of Calgary's dermatology clinics - Market Mall Dermatology - I had enough time to learn more about the line.

 It is told to be one of the most powerful and effective, 100% personalized skincare brands available. The Universkin formulations are created specifically for each client to address all her/his skincare concerns in just two products, one for day and one for night. 
With 19 pharmaceutical grade “Actives” available in 57 possible concentrations that can be used to create almost 1,200 unique formulations, no other skincare can begin to match it. Developed in Europe by leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, Universkin just had its launch in Canada (before it’s available in the U.S. ) this year - and I was happy to be among firsts to try it!
A consultation determines everyone's very specific skincare needs, whether it’s stressed skin, wrinkled skin, loss of volume, inflammation, acne, rosacea, oily skin and melasma among other conditions. The Universkin-trained specialist chooses from 19 Actives, adding them to Universkin’s patented P serum, and your personalized formula is created on the spot, right before your eyes, with absolutely no preservatives. Formulations can be adjusted throughout the year according to seasons and your skin’s changing needs. 

The Universkin serum

 At the base of each custom formula is the Universkin P Serum consisting of high quality ingredients in perfect harmony with your skin (Omega 3 and Vitamin E sourced from organic camelina oil allow the skin to produce natural anti-inflammatory compounds; Biomimetic peptides are biological messengers for the physiological balance of the skin; and Hyaluronic Acid maintains the skin's extracellular matrix).
Up to 3 pharmaceutical-grade "active" ingredients are added to the base (after your skin evaluation targeting specific needs) and custom formulas are created within one minute on the spot. What is so unique is that formulas last up to eight weeks (because of active ingredients) so the line is designed to give you results after those 2 months of using it (you should be able to see results after first month of using it!).

Got my box with personalized skincare  - two serums (day and night)!!

 I would like to Thank You Universkin and Universkin Canada for giving me an opportunity to test the products - after using it for two months already I can tell that my skin texture improved as well as my dark spots and melasma diminished!!!
(super happy about that!)

Excited to try the new skincare - Universkin:-)

Happy with my personalized set of Universkin Serums:-)

Saturday, March 10, 2018



At first-this was surely a surprise being asked to be a part of the photoshoot for Filipino Canadian Magazine joining these inspiring and strong women - Anne Corpuz-Bacalso, Judith Barran, Angie Barbero Ostojic - all representing Filipino community. During the photoshoot I’ve had a chance to learn how supportive and engaging they are. It surely gives a reason to think how the community succeed because of team work.

Special Thank You to Abel Pagaling & Armand M. Flores for including me in this special feature and congratulations on succeeding your vision. Thank You to Glam_And_Beyond for your ongoing support!
Special Thank You to Rafal Wegiel who constantly believes in me and supports all the way❤️
Thank you to my Friends (YOU know Who You Are:-) and everyone who see the “true me” behind all the glam shots and cheerleading along the way.

To see the full article and interview with me: click the link below:

Sunday, January 28, 2018


Working in the fashion and media industry always excites me when it comes to discovering new brands and meeting creative individuals. Just when I got back from our trip to Europe recently, I received a note from lovely Natalia who introduced me to her jewellery line, called Nat&Co Accessories. Before I even went and checked her website - of course I checked her Instagram account as this platform always gives me a visually "charged" presentation and helps me understand the profile of the brand or a person way better. Literally a few minutes later - I sent Natalia a note that I would love to showcase her designs in my article and via my social media channels. What I found very interesting about her brand are definitely...colours. 

Natalia ( founder and director of Nat & Co Accessories) calls her designing and creation of the brand the result of girlhood dream; she always loved "girlie" colourful things and beautiful bling. Fashion and accessories helps her feel confident and powerful. And I totally agree with her on that. Once you define your style, find what makes you feeling feminine, more confident and powerful - then you should just "stick" to it - and I found accessories can be that small detail that can make such a huge difference in the way we feel about ourselves (and how we are perceived by others).
Her jewellery pieces are beautiful, unique and very bold. The brand specializes mostly in gold plated jewellery, that is sourced from across the globe, especially from South America (one of my favourite places - Colombia!), Carribean, Europe, and Asia. Thanks to such diversity - she can cater to different styles and budgets (which I think is just brilliant!).

Her clientele are confident, stylish women who are not afraid of implementing one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces into their everyday wardrobe, becoming (many times) a statement piece of entire look. Most of the time, you will find all of her designs being very reasonably priced (below $65!).
Personally, I found it even more exciting starting my collaboration with Natalia and her Nat & Co Accessories because her roots are Polish (so as mine:-) and she is based in Canada, so if I can showcase more Canadian-based designers - that makes me truly happy!
Make sure you check the brand website to see more colourful pieces and... look for a special discount code that will help you shopping and.....enjoy free shipping across Canada! (for a limited time!!).

Sunday, January 21, 2018


One of the best part of travelling is surely discovering new places - including hotels - and for me it is all about people working at the hotels who makes your stay a memorable one wanting you go back.
Sofitel London Heathrow  was surely one of those places I will go back (hopefully soon)!

Entrance (lift) from London Heathrow Airport Terminal
 into Sofitel London Heathrow

When you are travelling through London and not having a chance to stay longer there than one night - then this hotel is definitely the one to book because it is the only one hotel located right at the Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport, which means you don't have to go outside the airport to get yourself comfortable and rest.
Sofitel London Heathrow is an award winning Heathrow airport hotel that combines luxurious comfort with convenient location connected via a walkway to other terminal transfers and to central London by a 21-minute express train.
The moment you walk inside the hotel - you will be amazed by the modern, yet welcoming interior design of the hotel featuring two beautiful restaurants (La belle Epoque and Vivre), captivating(especially in the evening!) bars (Le Bar Parisien and Sphere), Tea place, The Millesimal Club, relaxing Spa (Espa) along with fitness centre, Zen garden area connected to area holding 45 meeting spaces (including a conference room for 1300 people).

Beautiful Reception Area at Sofitel London Heathrow

Lovely "welcome" note from Sofitel London Heathrow Team upon the arrival:-)

Coffee at The Club Millesime

Beautiful Ala Carte Restaurant at Sofitel London Heathrow

View for Le Bar Parisien (champagne bar - my favourite)

Meeting&Conference Rooms at Sofitel London Heathrow

Beautiful Spa at Sofitel London Heathrow (ESPA)

Relaxation Room at The Spa

Quick Bath after long day of travelling:-)

VIVRE restaurant - one of two restaurants at Sofitel London Heathrow

Amazing breakfast buffet (Vivre Restaurant)

Wonderful Polish ladies at the restaurant (made our morning - thanks Ladies)!

Thank You Sofitel London Heathrow Team 
for making our stay a very memorable one!!!

Our special Thank You to the entire team working at Sofitel London Heathrow - it was pleasure to meet all of you; thank you for sharing your incredible energy, passion and hospitality with us!