Thursday, March 23, 2017

Manduka Mats vs. Lululemon Mats

Among the numerous brands of yoga mats to choose from, Manduka and Lululemon mats are the two popular names associated with yoga mats. Both are excellent mats since I have tried using them for quiet some time! Before shifting to branded and expensive mats, I tried using no-brand mats as a beginner and I did not have any regrets when I finally bought branded, good quality yoga mats.  These are the things to consider before choosing which one to buy:
Manduka Yoga Mat:
I bought THE PROlite71" 5mm Manduka yoga mat online since physical stores in my town is not available.  It was a bit pricey for me and I bought it for P4,350 + P300 for shipping fee. It is a good choice for yogis who wants a lightweight, excellent quality and comfortable yoga practice. The 5mm thickness provides cushion on your knees, wrist/palms and heads during practice. The only downside of this mat is that if you are using it for the first time you have to break in your mat which means you will have to finds ways how (I will be posting a post regarding this soon). My sweaty hands keeps on slipping to the new mat. It has a closed-cell surface that prevents sweat from seeping through the mat. For my own personal experience, I did not like the this mat because of the tendency to slip whenever I practice. You can check the manduka website for more information.
Lululemon Yoga Mat
I owned the 3mm Lululemon Reversible Mat and it was the best mat I've ever used so far. I bought mine in Hongkong Lululemon Store for 450HKD (so about 3,500PHP). It is lightweight and ideal for yogis who are always on the go. It is the best mat for me because my hands do not slip during practice! It is made of durable polyurethane that is easy to clean and absorbs moisture.
Overall, both mats have good quality that provides comfort during practice. Each person has their own personal preference and yoga mats are tools to a significant yoga journey.  NAMASTE!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

seize the day

Seize the day in latin "Carpe diem".

We only live once so make sure we are in control of our own lives. Though there are moments that we loose track, we must keep the faith and continue pursuing what our hearts and minds tells us. 

Seize the day! 

She's my bestfriend Debbie.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Back Again

Hola! Sorry for being MIA for the longest time! Been very busy, but now I'am back for good! More updates and lots of stories to tell! I'am revamping this blog! This will be just about "anything another the sun" blog. I'm so excited to share my adventures and misadventures with you guys!

love, IKA <3

Monday, May 9, 2011


My 26th lookbook post entitled sunkissed. I love the fresh and “flowy” vibe of the white top and floral skirt. It’s just so comfortable.
The white top from topshop was given by my sister. The skirt from a thrift shop. :D

Monday, April 25, 2011

Summer Fun shots

Last April 17, 2011 I was invited to model along with my sister and her friends.  The location was at a super duper lovely 80's inspired home owned by El's grandma. The theme was of course summer and a bit of garden inspired photo shoot.
A million thanks to Ryan for the lovely photos and to El for helping us become naturally beautiful in front of the camera and of course for letting us shoot in their garden. 

Photo by Ryan Mil Ramasola 
MUA: Elise Colina

special thanks to oinkz. :D