The Mandara Spa in Greenhills Annapolis

After weeks of accumulated stress from work and other things that keep me busy, a relaxing massage is what I usually long for. For me, a massage is the perfect way to pamper yourself – it’s indulgent, relaxing and good for your health – that’s why I’m very picky when it comes to the places I go to for a massage. Just recently, I added The Mandara Spa to my top favorites list.

Mandara Spa in Eastwood

I was invited to try their services, and so I tagged along my brother Ken who also needed some serious kneading. ๐Ÿ˜€ We visited their newly-opened Greenhills Annapolis branch. It was already past 9pm on a Saturday, so the building where they’re located – Atlanta Centre – was closed for business, but the guards at the front door let us in. The place is quiet, perfect for a relaxing night of pampering.

We booked an appointment beforehand, so we just had to wait for a few minutes before our sessions. We were asked to fill out a form where they ask you what pressure you prefer for your massages. Since we were early for our appointment, we had time to look around. The Mandara Spa’s branch in Greenhills is small, but they have an indoor sauna and several rooms, including rooms for couples or friends who prefer to stay in one place while they get a massage.

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BeautyMNL: A Beauty Enthusiast’s Online Haven

Though I’ve been wearing makeup since I was in college (and, boy, that was almost 2 decades ago), it was only in the past 5 years that I learned how to properly put on makeup. It was also just recently when I began to try out different cosmetic brands – from affordable to more expensive products – and experiment on which ones would work best on my combination skin. Online shopping has made this easier for me, and now, I’m sharing with you my new #1 beauty online shop – BeautyMNL.

BeautyMNL logo

BeautyMNL is the beauty portal of my favorite deals site, Deal Grocer, so I know for sure they only sell genuine, legit products in their online store. I’ve heard horror stories from friends about fake makeup products that they got online, so it’s important for me to only shop from websites or companies I trust, like BeautyMNL. Here are my reasons why I love BeautyMNL.

My BeautyMNL makeup haul


BeautyMNL carries over 300+ brands, both high-end and affordable.

I was one of the few to be invited to try their online shop, but I’ve actually discovered their store before when I was looking for an online shop that sells legit Tony Moly products. The first time I was on their website, I spent over an hour browsing for products I want to try. There’s so much to see!! ๐Ÿ˜€ They carry over 300 brands, and you can conveniently browse through them via the brands directory page.

BeautyMNL has something for you no matter how big or small your budget is. They have high-end brands like Chanel, Shiseido, Laura Mercier, Urban Decay and NARS. If you’re looking for affordable brands, they’ve got them too such as Maybelline, Revlon, Pixi by Petra, Tony Moly and Sleek.

You may also browse by categories such as skin care, makeup, hair care, organic products, nails and scenes, accessories and essentials. You can find makeup tools and brushes on their website too.

If you’re on a tighter budget, you can check out their sale offerings. During my first BeautyMNL shopping, they had a sale where you can get products at 65% off.

My usual habit when I shop is I browse on my mobile phone and add stuff to my cart or wishlist, then I finish my shopping on my laptop. Good thing BeautyMNL’s online store is optimized for mobile so you can smoothly browse and shop on your mobile device too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Review: newKube MP3 Player

If you’ve been following this blog and you’ve read my past reviews, you’ll know that I’m an audiophile. I’m very picky when it comes to audio players and sound systems I buy and use, and I don’t mind spending a premium to get the quality I want. Thankfully, when it comes to listening to music while mobile, I can count on my newKube mp3 player.

newKube mp3 player in red and black

newKube is the smallest mp3 player I’ve seen so far and it’s super cute! When I finally got hold of this for my review (and a giveaway – read on!!), I was honestly unsure if it’ll deliver high fidelity sound because it was too fricking small. ๐Ÿ˜€ Didn’t they say to not judge a book by its cover? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Review: Urbanears Humlan Washable Headphones : Wait, What?!

How would you like to own a pair of headphones that are washable? No more dirty headbands or icky ear cushions every time you listen to your music while working out, especially when you’re running. You like that? Then, the Urbanears Humlan headphones is for you.

Unboxing Urbanears Humlan headphones

Urbanears Humlan is the world’s FIRST washable headphones. Okay, the entire thing isn’t washable, but the removable headband and ear cushions are, which really makes sense since those are the ones that are always in contact with your head and ears (duh ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

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