What to do after decluttering your closet | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

So you’re done with decluttering and sorting out your clothes. Is shopping the next step!?!?! HOLD YOUR HORSES! Before going shopping, it’s important to assess how much of your current, sorted out wardrobe can still serve your needs. And then you list down what things you lack, based on your current lifestyle, activities and season in life. ENJOY THE VID!

DECLUTTERING VS. HOARDING CLOTHES | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Here are some of my wardrobe decluttering tips that I’ve used through the years. It’s important that you do an assessment of where you currently are in life, what you do and what your activities are. You may be holding on to a lot of things that no longer serve you and your lifestyle.

Philbeauty 2019 | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

I don’t think I prepared enough strength to go around! Congratulations Philbeauty for another successful run. I got to talk to a lot of people from different countries who were in town to showcase their products and services. Philbeauty is now on its 5th year and they have successfully helped connect people and businesses in the beauty and wellness industry.

BUILDING A PRACTICAL WARDROBE

Having a practical wardrobe doesn’t mean that you compromise your style. While it may seem like a tough thing to do at first, you will realize that dressing will become easy and you won’t have to spend excess money on things that are not right for your body and lifestyle. When I started working and earning my own keep, I was often tempted to splurge on clothes and shoes because I somewhat felt empowered that I was making my own money and I could decide where to spend it. Of course, that didn’t last for long. I made purchasing mistakes, learned to manage my money better and here I am after a decade from then, talking about these lessons so you don’t commit the same mistakes I made.

I don’t talk about #KonMari in the video, although I admire Marie Kondo’s method of decluttering and letting go of things that no longer spark joy in a person’s life. Still, there may be things in your closet that may appear to spark joy in you but is no longer functional for your current lifestyle and season. Check out the 5 Steps I talk about in the video and tell me how it goes for you in the comment section below.

Indonesian Personal Care Brand Marina is now in the Philippines!

I was invited to an intimate luncheon with fellow Filipina bloggers to welcome the Marina and My Baby brands which are both from Indonesia. Marina is a brand of personal care products which has been around for 30 years, targeted towards young women who are confident go-getters. Marina’s product line includes hand and body lotions (regular and with UV protection), body mist cologne and eau de toilette. Check out the quick video I put together below!

Naturals by Watsons

My husband and I received these products from Watsons via Sample Room. We said we’d try it for a week and give our feedback.

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The Olive Deep Moisturizing Shampoo (P209, 490ml)
I love the clear formulation. With just three pumps it lathered well on my hair and rinsed off easily. My husband on the other hand (who has thicker hair and uses wax), had to do a second round of shampooing just to get the grime off.

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Naturals_Argan-Conditioner_490ml_front-600x600The Argan Oil Revitalizing Conditioner (P239, 490ml)
The conditioner didn’t have that heavy, creamy feel. Formulation is light yet moisturizing. My husband absolutely loved touching his hair after using this. He doesn’t use conditioner daily but he observed that his hair was still soft & smooth a few days after. It also worked well on my long, colored hair and gave it volume even without blow-drying.

Naturals_Rice-Bran_Cream-Bath_490ml_front_0-600x600The Rice Bran Brightening Cream Bath (P199, 490ml)
We were expecting this to be a little thicker (since it’s supposed to be a cream bath) but it was as light as the conditioner. It took 3-5 pumps on a nylon puff for it to bubble. The smell is pleasant, not overpowering. After showering and drying up, it’s necessary to follow up with your usual body lotion to lock moisture in.

Naturals-Aloe-Hair-and-Scalp-Tonic-front-600x600The Aloe Vera Strengthening Hair and Scalp Tonic (P229, 120ml)
I am so addicted to the smell of this. I wish I could just spray it on whenever my hair needs a lift but this has salicylic acid, which is intended to prevent dandruff and regulate sebum. I fear that if I over-do it, my scalp may react differently. This has organic aloe vera juice and aloe extract that helps moisturize hair.
UPDATE: My scalp did react after using this for another week. I felt tightness in my scalp and flakes started to form. I decided not stop using it for a while and see if my scalp condition improves. I understand that for others, this formulation can work really well but for my scalp, it may have been a little harsh.

Will we consider purchasing these in the future? We’d definitely get the Olive Shampoo and Argan Oil Conditioner because these worked well for our different hair types. We also love when we find products that we both can share since it’s more practical that way.

What do we like most about these products?

-They use certified organic oils and extracts

-Light, pleasant scent

-Moisturizing capabilities of the Argan Oil Conditioner

-Packaging = 5 stars

-Prices are reasonable, given that they use imported organic products