Hey guys! I know it's been ages since the last time I posted something on this website. Been very busy with life and travels lately. I have a day job now that doesn't feel like a day job coz I only visit the office once or twice a week hihi, also I've been travelling all around the Philippines these past few months. Kinda promised to myself that I will visit every beautiful island in my country before I go out of the country. Yeah my life is pretty hectic right now but I'm not complaining tho, in fact I love it! and I feel very blessed.

If you've been following me on Instagram @michaelmacalos, you'll notice that I always have an accessory (hat, bag, shades or scarf) with me in my ootd posts. And I bet some of you might mistake it as an expensive piece or I bought it from a high end brand (wow assuming? haha). TBH most of my accessories came from SM ACCESSORIES! Yep you read that right! all of my accessories that I wore in my past ootd posts are from SM Accessories.

 


I'm a huge fan of SM Accessories since I was a teen (I'm only 22 guys! LOL). I love that they're making their accessories accessible to the masses, making it easier for us to buy the kind of accessory that will fit with our travels and outfit. You can even just grab and go but make sure you pay for it before you leave the store lol, that's how convenient shopping accessories at SM Accessories is.

Let me show y'all how I styled the beautiful stuff of SM Accesories with my ootds. I hope you find an inspiration or at least give you clues on how can you incorporate their stuff to your outfit and ootds.



Every accessories (hats, bags, scarves and watch) in this post are from SM Accessories. Go check them out guys! SM Accessories are located in every SM Store nationwide. 

You can follow them also on 
Instagram: @SMACCESSORIES


11.27.2017

My Go-to Accessory shop



Clothing affects my confidence. It’s not like I’m unconfident without a good outfit, per se, but a killer sneakers and a suit I love can help me feel like I’m going to nail an interview or dazzle a social scene. Even if you’re not like me and don’t see a connection between your clothes and confidence, looking into how what we wear affects who we are might be important.

There is a direct correlation between what we wear and what we think of our potential. You might’ve heard the saying, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Well if it’s confidence we seek (and don’t we all?), then why not dress the part? You can use style as one of the many tools to boost your self-confidence. So when you find yourself looking through your closet to get dressed in the morning, far from any sort of lab coats, here are some tips to help you dress for your most confident self.


FIND COLORS THAT SUITS YOU

The right colors can make your hair color radiant, your eyes pop, and your skin glow. The wrong colors can make you look sallow, washed out, or even tired. Resort to this guide for finding the right colors for you, or take this quiz to identify your undertones (which dictate everything from which hair colors look best on you to whether you should be wearing gold or silver jewelry).





FIND YOUR STYLE IDENTIY

Finding your style identity takes a lot of time and practice. It took me a year to finally know what style suits and fits me, but I suggest that base your style identity depending on your lifestyle and career. The most important secret for confidence is simply to be true to yourself and appreciate your uniqueness. This is the case for dressing as well. Instead of attempting to emulate what’s trendy or someone else’s style, know what you like, both on yourself and on other people. Finding a signature style will help you make every outfit you wear personal, so that you feel confident showing the world (or your boss or friend) who you are.




EMBRACE YOUR FAVORITE FEATURES 


What are your favorite parts of your body? Do you love your long legs, your height, your curves? Find outfits that play up and flatter these features, and mask the features you dislike, to show off what you want people to see, and hide what you don’t.


HAVE FUN AND EXPERIMENT 

This is the most exciting part! I want you to experiment and have fun with the clothes you wear. Own it and don't let other people dictate you by the clothes you wear. 



LOOK FOR INSPIRATIONS

Inspirations are everywhere! Always look for style inspirations on Instagram, Pinterest and Magazines. Find what you like, try to copy it but add your own personal flair to it. 



AND LASTLY.. THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE


KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR CLOTHES



Just recently discovered a technology that takes care of your clothes properly, making it look newer and vibrant. It's called Fashion Care by ELECTROLUX 



It's a new way of washing your clothes! Designed to fit perfectly into your laundry and lifestyle, wash all kinds of garments thanks to a washing machine that loves and cares for your clothes as much as you do. From everyday items to delicate designer pieces, your clothes will retain their softness, shape and colour with new UltraMix™ technology. Keep your favourites looking newer for longer with Electrolux washing machines. The innovative Vapour Refresh program is a quick cycle designed to refresh delicates without using detergent and the Woolmark certified cycle will safely launder precious woollens.


1) The new UltraMix Technology retains your clothes’ softness, shape, and color. The water is pre-mixed with the detergent and activated even in cold water, ensuring a deep yet gentle clean and delivers an exceptional deep clean even at 30°C, keeping your clothes vibrant and newer for longer.
2) Electrolux Vapour Refresh program, you will get wrinkle-free clothes with less ironing hassle. It refreshes your clothes, leaving them smelling fresh and looking like new.
3) Electrolux Load Sensor™ automatically senses load weight, determines optimal washing time, water and detergent while guaranteeing maximum energy efficiency.
4) Electrolux EcoInverter reduces energy consumption by 75%* while guaranteeing long lasting performance and silent operation.
5) Electrolux Vapour Care reduces allergens by up to 99.9% even at 40°C while taking care of your family’s well-being.
6) Electrolux washing machine cares for every precious piece. The Woolmark Apparel Care certifies the gentlest treatment and care of hand-wash only woolens.

So I highly suggest y'all to start using this technology to take care of your designer clothes and pieces that you love the most (wear all the time). It also saves you a lot of money coz your clothes will look vibrant and feel new even though you've been wearing it to work everyday. To know more about this amazing technology, click this link: http://www.electrolux.com.ph/discover-electrolux%2Ffashioncare/

10.20.2017

Find Confidence Through The Clothes You Wear x Electrolux FASHION CARE


Although we may sometimes neglect to cultivate our own happiness, feeling happy is intrinsically important. If we are happy it has added knock on effects and benefits. These include us becoming more compassionate and feeling healthier both physically and emotionally. We become more creative, witty, energetic and fun to be around and it can also lead us to become more financially successful.

Very few of us live our lives in complete isolation. We will have partners, families, friends and work colleagues with whom we interact on a daily basis so if we’re happy, then it’s likely to mean that they’ll feel happier too. Therefore, through our own happiness, we are actually giving something to other people too and enabling them to feel happy as well.


So few weeks ago, Enervon challenged me to make the most out of everyday by joining their 14 days of Happy Challenge. I got so excited coz I've been taking Enervon multivitamins ever since. Enervon multivitamins helps me to be at my best and accomplish all the works I needed to finish ASAP and it also helps me be patient and always look at the bright side when something bad happens. 

"The main point of the challenge is to inspire your readers to be at their best and live life to the fullest every second, minute, hour and moment of their lives". 



So let me share you guys my 14 days of Happy Challenge with Enervon. You can check all the postings on my Facebook Page hihi. #MichaelMacalosxEnervon


DAY 1 


DAY 2


DAY 3


DAY 4

DAY 5


DAY 6


DAY 7


DAY 8

DAY 9


DAY 10

DAY 11


DAY 12


DAY 13


DAY 14

In order to be happy you don’t need things to be perfect. Often times we associate happiness with perfection, even though those two things almost never go hand in hand. Just because something turns out ‘perfect’ doesn’t mean it will actually make you happy.



Happiness is not something you achieve, but something you feel by living your best life.

So get off the couch, stop feeling sorry for yourself and start living. Let everything fall into place like it is supposed to do and live your best life. You can’t control everything, so just live. 


So starting today, I challenge y'all to take control of your life, pursue your goals, live your dreams and be always passionate with the things you love. 


I really had a great time with the challenge and I know this journey with Enervon has just started. Thank you Enervon! Lets spread more happy!
For more information about Enervon, please visit their website at www.enervon.com.ph and like the Enervon Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/EnervonPH!



8.26.2017

14 Days of Happiness with Enervon



I think I've written a lot of articles about how to effective remove scars in my five years of writing about men's grooming. Why am I still doing it? coz I want to help you guys be updated with the latest skincare technologies and products that can improve your skin, even my skin effectively. That's why I'm really excited to share my latest (super effective) discovery to y'all.

I know we are all familiar with the power of laser in removing deep acne scars, dark spots and discolouration. Laser definitely can guarantee you fast results in just two to three session, but it can cost you a lot of money in just one session. Laser treatment can effectively lessen your acne scars, blemishes, wrinkles, minimize pores and improve the overall texture of your face. Personally, I prefer spending on services that really works rather than on those beauty products where you'll never know if it will works on you or not, just like gambling. But with laser treatments, you don't have to gamble or take those risks, coz it perfectly deliver the results you wanted.



So few weeks ago, I was invited by SkinHouse Beauty and Laser Clinic to try out their treatments and services. To be honest, I was kinda hesitant in the first place coz it might be just another beauty clinic that performs the same treatments yet the results are kinda unsatisfying. But I was wrong. SkinHouse Laser removed all my doubts and promised me that they will deliver quality service and amazing results. In fact, they did.


Let's discuss first the interior of their clinic, y'all know how fascinated I am with beautiful interiors. I was so shocked the first time I entered their clinic, coz it doesn't look like your ordinary beauty clinic. This place looks so posh and dainty, their interior is well curated, the lighting is amazing and the overall ambiance is so pampering. The colors are very tasteful and relaxing to the eyes, what every customers needed. Overall the look and vibe of the clinic is amazing, you can instantly feel the calmness once step inside the door.



Now for the treatment that I chose (well they chose it for me coz I think my face needs it) their RevLite Laser treatment.

Revlite is a revolutionary aesthetic medical laser that is an effective solution non ablative skin resurfacing. This includes treatments for wrinkles and acne scar reduction, treatment of epidermal and dermal pigmented lesions, fine hair removal, and treatment of vascular lesions. The laser used in the Revlite Treatment system improves overall skin texture by constricting enlarged pores, promoting collagen formation and dissolving deposited pigment.

Compared to other popular laser treatments (fraxel, pixel, fractional) Revlite Laser doesn't have a downtime unlike the other laser treatments where the downtime usually lasts for weeks. With Revlite Laser the redness usually lasts in only just an hour. I highly recommend this treatment for people that are on-the-go and buy most of the time. 





The treatment usually lasts up to 30-45 minutes depending on the client's concerns. 

Here's how the treatment goes... 



"They did a Diamond Peel facial in my first visit. Cleaning first the face, removing blackheads, whiteheads and pimples before moving on to the RevLite Laser treatment".

Before the treatment starts, the aesthetician will gently clean your face first and apply an ice to your overall face. After that, you'll wear this eye cover to protect your eyes from the intense light during the treatment. Next, the aesthetician will now do the RevLite Laser treatment for about 30-45 minutes for the whole face. Next, the asethetician puts cold compress all over the treated area and lastly the aesthetician will apply a soothing cream all over the treated area.

I must say, the whole treatment is not that painful, but the only thing that bothers me is the extreme light passing through during the treatment even though I'm wearing an eye cover but my aesthetician told me that it's normal to feel that during the treatment.

The results and effects..

I love that my skin feels smoother, brighter and the overall texture of my face improved a lot compared before. I love that there's no downtime, it deliver fast results and the treatment is not that painful.



The cost of each treatment..

Skinhouse offers Revlite for as low as 4,000php per session. Prices may differ depending on which part of the body you are getting treated. Mine was around 7,000 Philippine peso. 


Which part of the body can I do Revlite laser..

You can do it on your face, underarm, legs and neck.


Where is SkinHouse Beauty and Laser Clinic Located..

Well they have two branches, one at Pasig and the other one at Quezon City.

Pasig Address: 8006 Pioneer St. Cornet United St. Pasig City

QC Address: 2nd Floor 170 Mayon St. near corner Retiro, Quezon City


About SkinHouse


Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic is an advanced medical aesthetics center that offers a wide array of non-invasive cosmetic procedures. The treatments are designed to improve the appearance of the face and body for a more youthful glow.
Men and women now have options to forego surgical procedures for face lifting and body contouring. Cosmetic science has provided us with safe, non-surgical choices that deliver quick, visible and natural looking results. This is wonderful news for people with today’s busy lifestyle. The non-surgical treatment of Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic require minimal to no recovery time allowing you to get back to your life with little interruption.
At SKIN HOUSE, the dermatologist and the medical staffs are dedicated to provide personalize service for your individual beautifying needs and concerns. Our focus is to provide results, at agreeable prices. A new face for a new day is now within your reach.

For more updates from SkinHouse Beauty and Laser Clinic
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Also SKinHouse Beauty and Laser Clinic is celebrating their 6th year Anniversarry, they're giving away awesome gift certificates each week on their Facebook and Instagram account. ❤️ 




8.18.2017

Remove acne marks and dark spots fast with SkinHouse Beauty & Laser Clinic

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