Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nautical T-Shirt Fringe Necklace

I recently made a t-shirt necklace and I had fun doing it. I embellished it with charms, and charms. This will be a part of my new necklace collection.

Check out my designs on Instagram. Follow Keep your Sparkle by Ayapowers  @kysparkleshop.

Much love,
Aya Lacuarta

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Instagram Launches Its Video Feature

If you are an Instagram user, you would have noticed the update notice stating that Instagram now has its video feature. It allows users to post and share not just photos but even videos! It is a shorter version of Keek and Youtube as the videos could only be up to 15 seconds.

I tried it out earlier. It is easy to use. I just had to press the camera button longer to create videos. It also allowed me to pause and start from where I left off to continue on my video. I uploaded two videos earlier but have deleted both.

The first video I uploaded had me speaking in slow pace. The second video was the same but it was cut mid-part. I searched for other users' videos but found their videos all perfectly good. I am now wondering what I did wrong or could have done to have my videos be posted as how they were created. I will create a new video and will update y'all. This is so exciting!

I tried it again on my Instagram account  @kysparkleshop. The voice in the video is slower than normal. I think is it because I am using an android phone. I have seen similar comments in Google Play of some android users. I hope this gets fixed soon as I want to post hundreds of videos. :P

Monday, May 27, 2013

Accessories by Ayapowers

RAIN Vintage Arm Stack
Owl Ring
Check my designs at Keep Your Sparkle on Instagram at

Nouvelle Clinic: A Review

I finally found time to go a skin clinic, this, with some prodding from my cousin Claudine. She said she has complementary vouchers from Nouvelle Clinic and we could have free diamond peeling. Nouvelle Clinic in Angeles City is relatively new. I think my cousin and I are one of the clinic's first customers. 

I had diamond peeling done on me quite a lot and I know which clinics do good and which ones are worth going back to, and Nouvelle is. 

We were greeted by the owner, whose name I forgot to ask. All I know is that we met fab fashion designer Brit Tripudio who is a brother of the owner. I really do not know as I have not asked a lot of questions. Brit said the grand launching of the clinic is in June. 

I would not want to delve on the prices but I could say their services and products are reasonably priced. The diamond peeling we had is for free and all we paid was the facial, and yes, what we paid was worth it although I hope the cleansing facial was a bit longer and more intense. My skin is not something that is to be adored, thanks to zits and boxcar cars acne left on my face. I could not say the facial and diamond peeling I had at Nouvelle improved it because I only had it once with them. I plan to go back if time permits. 

Nouvelle Clinic's other services include IPL hair removal, fractional Co2 laser, acne treatment, and varicose vein treatment.

Visit their website at

**Credits to fashion designer Brit Tripiduo for the photo.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ayapowers Reviews: Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher Review

Thank God it's Friday! I have always loved Fridays. I wish it is Friday everyday. :D 
Oh, well. :P

Beauty Find: Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher

I recently found out about Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher and I am so loving the product. It makes the skin look smoother, more matte, and pores less visible. I also love its consistency. I have always liked using primers and Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher could also be used as a make-up base. This is a must-try product and I hope would try this as well.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

I want to say thanks to all those who followed me and who viewed this blog. It still amazes me to see viewers and followers coming from all parts of the world. This inspires me a lot in posting more of my product reviews, styleboards, and fashion finds. 

Views and Followers by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
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United Kingdom
Saudi Arabia
Czech Republic
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Pageviews by Browsers

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Pageviews by Operating Systems

Windows NT 6.1
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Thank you! Love, ayapowers

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Diamond Peel @Dermaesthetique Ortigas Review

It has been a week since I had my diamond peel treatment at Dermaesthetique in Ortigas but, yeah, it's never too late to share my experience. I went with my friend Jacky who frequents Dermaesthetique for diamond peels and IPLs. We went to the clinic in Ortigas although, as I found out, also has a branch in Quezon City.

Jacky and I rode a cab from ABS-CBN in QC and took the EDSA route going to SM Megamall. She said she wanted to go to the mall first before heading to the clinic, which is just at the back of building A. We bought some stuff at the National Bookstore and headed to the supermarket to get milk tea at Tea 101. Jacky was so happy upon knowing that the prices of the milk teas in the SM Megamall branch of Tea 101 cheaper than the Tomas Morato branch. We ordered Rock Salt Choco-- the taste was just heavenly!! I wanted to buy lumpia but Jacky told me not to as she said I might smell like vinegar when we have our diamond peel so I just got California Maki.

The building where Dermaesthetique is is just right across the hypermarket. It is at Unit 610 Tower B BSA Twin Towers so Jacky and I took the elevator to get to the 6th floor. The receptionist was very nice and accommodating. After just a few minutes she already had us go to the cubicles where Jacky and I would get our diamond peels. Her cubicle was just right beside mine and were able to check on each other! 

I had two treatments done-- the deep cleansing facial and diamond peel, and I could say it was all worth it!! Joan was assigned to do the facial and DP on me. The whole process was for about an hour. She first cleansed my face, removed my blackheads and whiteheads, and put a facial mask. After massaging my face, she went ahead with the diamond peel. I really felt my skin being abraded by the device she used. Joan took her time with the treatment and made sure my whole face was done. After the treatment, I felt that all my dead skin were gone and that new skin was resurfaced. I would definitely go back and have sessions every three weeks. 

I no longer have active acne and rarely have pimples now but all the acne I had before left me with icepick and boxcar scars which are very unsightly. I am hoping that diamond peel could do the job. The diamond peel I had last week made my skin texture better but did not remove the acne scars (although I was not really expecting that it would!). I got the chance to meet Dr. Emmylou Eclipse who is the founder of Dermaesthique. She recommended Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment to me to improve the texture of my skin and in the end remove  my acne scars. I told her I would consider it but not in the nearest future due to the downtime of having Fractional CO2 laser treatment. Fractional CO2 laser treatment is expensive but Dermaesthetique's is way less expensive than the others. If after five diamond peel sessions and I still have acne scars, I would definitely get Fractional CO2 laser treatment. 

I will give you guys an update after my second diamond peel session and let you know of the improvements of my skin!! 



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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