3 Solutions for your resolutions

Solutions for Your Resolutions.

Everyone makes New Year’s Resolutions at the start of the year, but not everyone sticks to them. Want to know how to keep at your resolutions? We’re here to show you.

Everyone makes resolutions during the new year, but only a few people actually follow them through the end of the year. There seems to be something about New Year’s resolutions that make them seemingly impossible to continue as the year progresses. If you really want to change in the new year, we’ve got a few solutions for your New Year’s Resolutions.

Keep them simple.
Your resolution might be a complete overhaul of your lifestyle (i.e. going vegan), and while it may seem like a great idea, you’re most likely just going to end up disappointing yourself. Make your resolutions simple, perhaps, instead of going all-out vegan, you can vow not to eat chicken for the year.

Chunk them out.
Break down your goals, to easier, more manageable chunks. The more planning it is you do, the more will-power you’ll have to see the goal through, and the more likely it is for you to accomplish your goals by the time the year ends, or maybe even before that.

Make a time frame.
Your time frames are more or less the barometer of your success. Slowly, but surely, you assess a short-term goal, that when merged together, starts to form your long-term goal. Meeting your own personal deadlines will feel good and motivate you to continue on with your resolution.

Treat yourself.
In your planning a resolution, make sure to include some time for you to treat yourself for achieving your goals, even if they may seem small. Just try not to overdo it because you may end up just treating yourself and not actually working on your resolution.
Change is often good, so make some good changes this new year and work hard on being a happier, healthier, and better you!


2 Everyday Beauty Queen 101

Every Day Beauty Queen 101.

Being a beauty queen takes a lot of work, but it doesn’t require a crown, or long gowns. In keeping with the Miss Universe fever, we’ve got a few tips on how to be an everyday beauty queen.

Take care of your skin.
Your skin is one of the first things people notice about you, and as a beauty queen, your skin has to be clean and flawless. Taking care of your skin is the first step to being a true, every day beauty queen, and you can do that by using products that contain vitamin C and retinol, and by consulting your dermatologist.

Improve your makeup skills.
While beauty queens are naturally, well, beautiful, they know how to enhance their beauty by putting on makeup. It’s easy nowadays to learn how to use makeup by yourself (thank you, YouTube), but it’s always best to learn from a professional, and luckily JRP has classes that will teach you the art of makeup.

Walk the walk.
In order for Miss Universe contestants to truly stand out, they need to have a signature walk. Now, while it’s probably best not to sashay as you cross highways, it is important to stand tall and walk with confidence and pride. So walk the walk that makes you feel like a confident beauty queen.

Practice that smile.
A beautiful person becomes even more beautiful when they have a great smile. So, even though it looks weird to anyone who may catch you doing it, but practice your smiles in front of the mirror to see which one brings out the most beautiful version of yourself.

Read up.
The most critical part of any beauty pageant is the question and answer portion, and that’s because to be a true queen, you’ve got to be witty. So, don’t stop reading, and learning new things because it’s your brains that’ll get you to win the pageant and in life.


1 New Year, New Look, New You

New Year, New You, New Look!

The New Year is here, and it’s time to make some image changes for a better you. If you’re not sure what hairstyles and clothing trends are in for 2017, read up!

Let’s be honest, 2016 has been tough on all of us, and we’re all itching for a change. It might be best then to start with a couple of image changes so you can debut a better you this 2017, and we’re here to help with that. Here are the hairstyle and clothing trends for this year that’ll bring a good change to your life.

Shades of Green
So 2016 was a bit bleak, sure, but (hopefully) 2017 will be a brighter, and happier year, and our color choices should match that vibe. Bring in the cheer of the new year by donning shades of green!

Yes, you read that right: Khaki. No longer is it just for school uniforms or office attires, now you have plenty of choice khaki pieces for your everyday, head-to-JRP outfits. It’s both comfortable and stylish (plus, easy to match with)!

Top Knots
Sometimes, you just can’t be bothered with your hair, especially when you’re already running late and can’t afford to take the time to style it because you know the traffic will be horrible; Luckily this 2017, messy top knots are back, so you don’t have to worry about styling your hair as much.

May they be headbands, choker necklaces, or scarves, 2017 is the year to accessorize. Complete your outfit with the perfect accessory and be ready to face whatever the new year may hurl at you.

Remember that while it’s important to look good on the outside, it’s even more important that your inner self shines brighter, and better.


Christmas Parties


Once December 1st hits, you just know that your calendar is going to be filled to the brim with Christmas parties, reunions, and hang-outs. It’s like all the friends you’ve made in your entire life have decided to socialize this Christmas, and that can, admittedly, be tiring (not to mention expensive)! So, here are a few tips on how to deal with the December party rush.

1. Choose Wisely.
It’s likely that you’ll have two (or more) parties scheduled on the same date, and will have to make a choice as to which party to attend. The simplest thing to do in situations like this is to remember which person means more to you and to know what your priorities are. You may end up choosing your close friend, or choosing your boss’ party in order to make a better impression.

2. Schedule Yourself.
If you have enough energy to do so, you can attend more than one party in one night. The trick here is properly scheduling yourself: arrive at one party early enough to properly mingle and enjoy yourself, and leave in time to arrive once the next party is in full-swing. It may be tiring, but being able to spend time with your friends and loved ones will make it worthwhile.

3. Socialize.
It’s very tempting to just stick with the people you know at events like office parties, but it’s exactly during these types of events that you should let out the social butterfly in you! It’s the perfect time for you to talk to your crushie, use the skills you’ve learned at JRP, or help one of your friends out by being their wingman (or, wingwoman!),

4. Don’t Forget to Bring Something.
Your host put in a lot of effort in making the party an enjoyable experience for everyone, so the least you could do is to tell them how grateful you are for their efforts, and bring a token of appreciation. Food and drinks are preferable, as it’ll benefit everyone at the party. Not only will they see how much you care, but you’re pretty much guaranteed to be invited again to the next party.

The festive season can be a bit hectic, but it is undoubtedly enjoyable – if you know how to properly deal with everything.

Buying Gifts

Buying Gifts

It’s the season of giving, and also that time of the year when you suddenly realize just how many cousins, nieces, nephews, titos, titas, lolos, lolas, friends and colleagues you actually have. So, while you’d like to give everyone a good Christmas gift, you may not always have enough budget. Well, don’t fret because here’s how to purchase Christmas gifts for your loved ones without emptying your wallet.

1. Plan Ahead
Research on the people you’re going to give gifts to, find out what they like, what they may need and search for the best, and most affordable places to get them. Afterwards, make sure to buy your gifts at least two weeks before you meet with the people you’re giving them to, in order to avoid the rush, and the price inflations.

2. Online Shopping Is Your Friend
If you don’t want to spend hours on your feet at a mall, falling in line, online shopping is your friend. There are several sites for you to access and browse through all in the comfort of your own home. And if you’re hesitant to use your credit card, several sites offer Cash on Delivery as their mode of payment.

3. Hunt Down the Best Deals
Most malls and stores will post the dates of their next big sales, so be sure to like and follow the pages of the stores that sell your preferred gifts. Flash sales on certain online stores happen during the Christmas season as well. Be on the lookout for those so you don’t have to spend a fortune on your Christmas gifts.

4. Cash in Your Rewards
Using your credit card has its perks, and those perks come in the form of rewards programs. You could use your accumulated points to buy gift cards, or make online purchases through the card’s rewards site. You could even land discounts on certain brands, the more you use your credit card.

5. DIY Gifts
We all have that one friend whose bank account has more zeroes than you could possibly imagine, which makes them practically impossible to buy a gift for. What do you do? You make your gift. Baked goods, hand crafted knick-knacks, etc. Whatever they may be, it’ll mean that much more to them if you made it yourself.

Buying gifts doesn’t mean you’ll have to break the bank, but as cliché as it may be, remember that it’s always the thought that counts when you’re getting someone a gift.