• fitness routines, apps and exercise,  HEALTH & FITNESS,  How To's,  THE TOP..,  TRENDING

    Fitness Plan for Busy Moms that Worked for Me

    It’s been a few years since I’ve written my “Project Sexy Program” from my old blog kikaysikat.com. Inspite of the occasional donuts and milk tea, on weird days. I keep on coming back to this nutrition and workout plan and so far it gave me the best body I’ve ever achieved so far. Learning never stops and I think I’ll be reading my own article from time to time!  I’m sure it will get better when I get the discipline to strictly follow my macros! But UGH MILK TEA and SAMGYUPSAL IS LIFE T_T #ironies #temptations Please follow me on instagram: @themachomom   Nutrition – Lean Gains To summarize, lean…

  • BEAUTY,  makeup

    REVIEW: Guerlain Rouge G Matte Lipstick in N04

    Do luxury brands have significant difference over mid-tier and low-end besides the glamorous packaging? In my time doing makeup reviews for more than 20 years now. I have to say yes. But it also depends on what brand and product. Some can be total duds and waste of money. I’ve also reached the age where I invest on quality cosmetics than hoarding by quantity just because they’re trending. Today we’ll be reviewing Guerlain Rouge G Matte Lipstick in N04. Is it any good? Let’s find out today.   WHAT IT IS From the Rouge G Collection. Choose your shade and your case to design your own lipstick. With a blend of…

  • features,  LIFESTYLE,  Personal Musings

    Is Your Child Gifted? Promil 4’s Spot the Gift App Can Help You Find Out Your Child’s Potential

    Have you asked your child lately what he/she wants to be when they grow up? Do you record their milestones? Their interests? Are there days you wonder if your child is gifted? “Jop, what do you want to be when you grow up?“ I ask him. More often than not I get a non-chalant answer of “I don’t know yet mommy“.   Macho kid is a child of many talents and I believe all our children are. Since they are after all still kids, they need our guidance for direction. But where do we start? How do we know what are their strengths? Their gifts? Promil 4’s Spot The Gift…

  • BEAUTY,  makeup,  reviews

    REVIEW: SHISEIDO MAQUILLAGE DRAMATIC POWDERY UV FOUNDATION

    While I’m sipping my 2nd mug of iced latte here at J. Co, I’m contemplating. Procrastinating rather, if I should start writing another makeup review on my blog. It’s been a few days and having a regular day job is quite exhausting despite working remotely. Ah, the advantages of working semi-freelance. Today on the blog we’ll be reviewing Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Powder UV Foundation in 30. We all know Japanese cosmetic products love naming their products long. The longer the better. HAHA. I got this from the last Lux Asia sale. The only time I buy luxury cosmetics because they’re priced the lowest. Originally costing at around 3k++ for the…

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    OPINION: Are Influencers/Bloggers Freeloaders?

    “What do you really do?” Bloggers, influencers, and vloggers are suddenly getting bad rep just because of a few rotten apples. Now we’re being accused of freeloading and that blogging is not a “job” I’m Kaycee, also known as KIKAYSIKAT or The Macho Mom here on the internet. A single mom of a lovely boy and juggle 5 jobs IT Writer Marketing Executive Stock Trader Blogger/Vlogger :\ All of these are done online and we just happen to work remotely without an office. As long as there’s a computer, internet, at cellphone.  Other bloggers I know have their own business and do freelance work. Blogging full time is also considered a career now…

  • HEALTH & FITNESS,  LIFESTYLE,  reviews

    REVIEW: EasyFlo Menstrual Cup + FAQ

    I’m sorry. I’ve been procrastinating. It’s been 5 days since I last published an article here on my blog and that’s the longest ever. Life has been crazy lately and I want to blame it on the Mercury Retrogade or my recent bout of monthly period. Speaking of period. It’s been almost 6 months since I switched to using menstrual cups. Never going back to pads I tell you! Save the planet save your wallet! Today I’m going to review a new brand that I’ve been using for the past 2 periods. The Easy Flo Menstrual Cup! Related read: Menstrual Cups 101 Is it better? Is it worse? Is it comfortable? How…

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    REVIEW and FAQ: On Wearing Reusable Cloth Sanitary Pads

    Excuse-moi for my make-up free face! Haha! I’m so excited to share with you something sustainable. Something that can save the planet and your wallet at the same time! *drumroll* they’re reusable cloth pads (panty liners or napkins or sanitary pads) whatever you prefer to call em. Basically, they’re made out of cloth (duh) and you use it to replace regular napkins that’s made out of plastics, gels, and papers. How much? 100php/pad for a liner size, 150php for a napkin size Where to buy? @paralumanph on instagram (they also sell other sustainable goods like metal straws etc) Before discovering these, I used to change my pads 3-4x a day depending on my flow. Saw…

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    Considering Switching to Using Menstrual Cups? Here’s everything you need to know

    I don’t want to sound like a hypocrite and claim I’m living sustainably 100%, but I do try what I can to somehow lessen the waste that I produce as a person. It all started with metal straws, then not asking for bags when shopping, then cloth pantyliner and reusable cotton pads. Until I finally mustered enough courage to try what I’m curious, but fearful of the most. Menstrual Cups Continue reading to learn more about using menstrual cups and why I’m a convert.   What is a Menstrual Cup? It is a  small, flexible cup is made of silicone or latex rubber. Instead of absorbing your flow, like a…

  • BEAUTY,  makeup,  reviews,  TRENDING

    REVIEW: Pop Studio Lip and Cheek Tint | A Brutally Honest One

    Before anything else. Before I even start my long essay of mostly constructive criticisms, I’d like to tell everyone that:   Though not #diehard, I’m a low-key Sarah G Fan I want to like this product so bad, so so bad I tried my hardest to make this work but alas…   A few months ago a full collection of cosmetics was launched by Sarah Geronimo called Pop Studio. It was soon followed by eye-catching promotions and banners using bright colors. Suits our pop princess just right. Everyone was excited for her makeup line! Including myself! I was lucky enough to have been sent a PR kit with the entire line. The…

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    REVIEW: Ellana Cosmetics Lip Drunk Blush

    Featured Writer: Abegaill J. Villacruz-Los Baños Do you want your own space at The Macho Mom? Send your best sample article to clubkikay[@]gmail.com and be part of an awesome family with love for anything beauty. (with bonus perks *wink wink*) Ellana Cosmetics is one of my favorite local brands since their products are vegan and cruelty-free, and yet are made from pure ingredients. Thanks to this brand that I was able to continue putting on makeup even during pregnancy. My top 3 favorite products from the brand are the lip in luxe matte liquid lipstick, mineral powder foundation and makeup brush cleaner! But after trying out the Lip Drunk Blush, I…

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