Kikay Reviews: adidas UltraBOOST X ATR

Anyone who’s been inside my shoe closet will know that I have many running shoes on rotation. I like to use one pair for treadmills, another for track, another for speed runs on the road, and another for long runs. And there’s always room for one more pair…

“But Noelle, you only have one pair of feet,” you might say. Well, when you get to test shoes from all the different manufacturers and discover many things to love about each pair, you’ll understand why my closet doors are always open.

adidas recently launched their UltraBOOST All Terrain shoes and sent me the women’s version, the UltraBOOST X ATR.

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Active Staycation at The Cirque Serviced Residences

Because I work out of my house, every so often I like taking vacation breaks away from home especially during holidays and long weekends. These don’t actually have to be too far from home; the concept of a “staycation” has grown in popularity especially because Metro Manila decongests on holidays as everyone else goes out of town. A staycation also means we still have access to the conveniences of city living.

The Cirque Serviced Residences recently opened, and I pounced on the opportunity to unwind there. Continue reading “Active Staycation at The Cirque Serviced Residences”

Kikay Reviews: Raw Bites Healthy Snacks Box

Subscription boxes seem to be the new “in” thing these days, from beauty and make-up products to food! Last month I received a Raw Bites Box for review and since I am definitely trying to eat more healthy foods, this was a great way to discover some new products and tastes.

Raw Bites Box is the first healthy snack subscription box in the Philippines, and they only send you products that meet two or more of their #rawvolution rules:

  • gluten-free;
  • organic;
  • natural sugars;
  • vegan; or
  • no preservatives

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Kikay Reviews: Softex Hello Kitty Feminine Care

People born with ovaries and uteruses know that once a month the world changes for us and we have to deal with an extra challenge. Menstruation will always be a drag despite every attempt to make it more comfortable and hassle-free, and so we deal with it by being extra-nice to ourselves with comfort food, lying in bed, and whatever other treats we may think of.

If you’re a giant Hello Kitty fan, one more way to treat yourself during this time of month is to pick up a pack of Softex Hello Kitty feminine care products.

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Kikay Reviews: Vionic Footwear

Despite what my social media may display, I don’t spend all my days in active wear and athletic shoes. I do like to dress up when the occasion calls for it, and I have my fair share of heeled shoes to go with the dresses and pantsuits. However, that usually means grinning and bearing it through pinched toes, callused balls of the feet, and a sore lower back.

With the entry of Vionic footwear into the Philippines, though, I’ve found comfortable and stylish shoe choices that are orthopedist-approved — they’re good for your feet! Vionic has built-in orthotics in its footwear and inserts that help maintain the natural alignment of our feet and ankles while standing and walking. Continue reading “Kikay Reviews: Vionic Footwear”

Plana FORMA Core Class

I’ve only gone to a Plana Forma class once before. I took a beginner class that introduced my body to the isometric movements and shapes of this workout that combines principles of yoga, ballet, and Pilates to sculpt and tone the body and make you stronger.

Four years later during this current lull in my running and tri training, I pounced on the opportunity to attend another class at the opening of the new Plana FORMA branch in Il Terrazzo on Tomas Morato Street in Quezon City.Β  Continue reading “Plana FORMA Core Class”