Migs and Alaine

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10 MOTIVATION TO INCREASE YOUR VITAMIN C INTAKE

As a child, I bet your parents have always reminded you to take your vitamin C and this reminder can sometimes be annoying. This reminder should be taken seriously as taking vitamins are essential to our well-being and the lack of it can spell disaster to our day to day existence.

Our body needs these vitamins to function properly and each vitamin plays a respective role in maintaining a good health.

Let’s zero in on Vitamin C, Itis a water soluble vitamin and considered one of the most effective nutrients. It is loaded with health and beauty benefits, thus, it is an imperative to fill in our body with food that are rich in Vitamin C and take Vitamin C supplements to get its optimum performance.

  1. Enhances our Immune System

Change of weather and other factor can easily give a negative effect in your body especially if   you have alow immune system making you susceptible to Coughs, Colds and flu.Vitamin C         facilitates the absorption of iron and therefore strengthens the body’s resistance to infection.

  1. Protection against Heart Diseases

Vitamin C restores and regenerate tissues to protect against heart disease as it aid in the iron    absorption and decreases your bad cholesterol and triglycerides.

  1. Lower your chances of Hypertension

Vitamin C lowers your blood pressure and decreases the chances of hypertension as well as       serious health problems that may accompany high blood pressure.

  1. Great for wound healing

People who underwent surgery or recovering from sports-related injuries are recommended to              take high doses of Vitamin C to hasten wound healing. Vitamin C is essential in the formation of   new connective tissue in healing wound.

  1. Helps in Weight-Loss

Vitamin C can aid in losing fat and maintaining a healthy weight. There is a certain scientific          evidence that shows taking Vitamin C on a regular basis helps in losing weight significantly since             it lowers insulin, hence, instead of storing sugar and converting it into fats, it uses it as a fuel             that leads to weight loss.

  1. Stress Buster

Studies show that Vitamin C reduces the elevated levels of stress, hormones and cortisol, thus,                lowering your chances of feeling stressed.

  1. Essential in Fighting Cancer

Since Vitamin C is high in antioxidant properties, it protect the cells from DNA damage and          mutation. It supports the body’s immune system and prevents certain cancer forming           compounds from forming in the body.

  1. Diabetes regulation

Vitamin C helps in regulating the sugar levels, reducing the risk of getting diabetes. Diabetic        patients also acknowledgesimprovement of the symptoms of the existing cases. Supplementing        Vitamin C influences glucose in our body cells and protects against many complications of    diabetes.

 

  1. Protects from Allergies and Asthma

Taking Vitamin C supplements helps in lowering histamine, thus, it lessen the chances of              contracting asthma and lowers allergic reactions.

  1. Essential beauty benefits

Vitamin C helps in production of Collagen which is an important building block of our Skin, Hair   and Nails. People taking Anti-Aging supplements will get a greater result in adding Vitamin C in      taking their supplements.

 

In Taking Vitamin C, make sure you are using its safest form. Take Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate, a non-acidic Vitamin C and which is safe to be taken in large doses to get the full potential.

Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbateis available in all leading drugstores nationwide and on Lazada Online Shopping: http://www.lazada.com.ph/bewell-nutraceuticals-corporation/. For more updates and promos, Follow their FB: https://www.facebook.com/bewellcsodiumascorbate.

VITAMIN C AND ITS BEAUTY BENEFITS

In our household, we always make sure that we never ran out of Vitamin C. But because Miguel had ulcers, we’re kind of picky when it comes to his Vitamins. We prefer vitamin C that are not acidic so his stomach won’t act up. Miguel started using Bewell C when his previous brand was out of stock on the nearest Mercury drug store. The staff recommended Bewell C and if has been his brand since then. It’s much cheaper and it has the same effects.

What are the other benefits of Vitamin C? Aside from boosting your immune system, it can also help you maintain your beauty.

Skin Anti-Aging

Vitamin C helps the body in attaining full production of collagen- a protein that keeps the skin and other organs together, the element that is responsible for our skin’s elasticity andstrength, thus, a regular intake of vitamin C equates to a younger and brighter-looking skin.

Vitamin C also helps in the creation of ligaments and scar tissue by reducing the rate of free radicals, thereby slowing the aging process and reduces the visibility of wrinkles, skin dryness and fine lines.

Benefits for Nails

The benefit of Vitamin C doesn’t stop there as the same effect extends to your nails. It helps strengthens the connective tissues that fortifies the nail bed and helps our nail to grow faster. It also prevents hang nails by assisting collagen formation.

Hair health

Vitamin C plays a pivotal role in growing and strengthening our hair as it helps in absorbing Iron – an element that keeps our hair strong and healthy. And as mentioned earlier, it also help absorb collagen that stimulates the hair follicles which helps your hair grow faster.

In achieving the above benefits, an optimum level of Vitamin C is needed. Bewell-C (Sodium Ascorbate) contains all the vitamin C your body needs minus the acidity.  Bewell-C (Sodium Ascorbate) is a non-acidic Vitamin C supplement that is rapidly gaining popularity among the public as a high quality and effective brand. Bewell-C is the next generation vitamin C that provides all the benefits of vitamin C without the risk of hyperacidity.

For those who need both Vitamin C and Calcium, Bewell-C plus calcium is also available in the market. Just like Bewell-C, this product also uses non-acidic vitamin C paired with organic calcium fortified with Vitamin D for stronger bones and teeth.

Bewell-C and Bewell-C Plus Calcium is available in all leading drugstores nationwide and on Lazada.com.ph Online Shopping: http://www.lazada.com.ph/bewell-nutraceuticals-corporation/. For more updates, follow their FB: https://www.facebook.com/bewellcsodiumascorbate.

What is your kid’s “baon” for today?

Are you the type of mom who always prepare your kid’s packed lunch and snack for school? Well, I have a good news for you. Gardenia now offers Pocket Sandwich. It’s a guaranteed healthy on the go snack so you won’t have to worry about what your kid is eating even if you’re not around.

Kids regardless of their gender  are always on the go, so it really helps that Gardenia Pocket Sandwich is individually packed. The product is not just handy but, it’s also packed with vitamins that your kids need. Gardenia Pocket Sandwich comes in two variants: Chocolate and Peanut Butter.

Gardenia Chocolate Pocket Sandwich is made with soft and creamy White Bread with rich chocolate filling and sealed to lock in its goodness. Baked fresh everyday so you can enjoy your favorite sandwich anytime and anywhere

High in iron, folate, vitamin b1 and source of vitamin A. This pocket sandwich is high in Iron and folate which contributes to normal formation of red blood cells & hemoglobin; Vitamin B1 which helps release energy from proteins, fats & carbohydrates; it is also a source of Vitamin A which is essential for the function of the eyes.

Gardenia Peanut Butter Pocket Sandwich is made with soft and creamy White Bread with luscious and milky peanut butter filling and sealed to lock in its goodness. Baked fresh everyday so you can enjoy your favorite sandwich anytime and anywhere

High in iron, vitamin B1, B2, and A. This pocket sandwich is high in iron which contributes to normal formation of red blood cells & hemoglobin; Vitamin B1 and B2 which helps release energy from proteins, fats & carbohydrates; and vitamin A which is essential for the function of the eyes.

Gardenia Pocket Sandwiches are available in all leading Supermarkets (SRP Php15).

 

Hey Sugar Waxing Salon National Hair Free Day

Like most women, you’re probably already familiar with the concept of waxing. And like a lot of them, you probably also think that the process doesn’t sound very appealing.

Still, waxing is a standard part for a lot of women’s grooming routine; and they will book a session, show up for their appointment, go through the whole (seemingly) painful procedure, and emerge smooth and hair-free, without batting an eyelid.

Why do they go through it all? Because to be honest, waxing is not as excruciating as one might assume. It’s all a matter of choosing the right waxing salon to go to.

For starters, a reputable salon should be able to take you through the process without causing anxiety, regardless if you’ve been doing this for years or you’re new to the whole thing. They should be able to demonstrate why there’s no need to feel self-conscious and assure you that you’re in the hands of experts. The process is swift, and the aestheticians are trained to work in small, manageable sections and press on the skin as the wax is removed to help ease discomfort. After that, you’re ready to go.

It’s all quite simple and straightforward. And if you think you’re ready to take the plunge, then there’s no better time than April 3rd—when Hey Sugar!, the country’s premiere all-natural waxing destination, celebrates National Hair Free Day.

For the occasion, you can visit any Hey Sugar branch between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and get underarm waxing and eyebrow threading for free.

SAFEST AND 100 % SUGAR WAXING SALON OPENS IN SM CALAMBA

Living in the tropics can have its ups and downs. On one hand, year-round sun and fun; on the other, maintaining your body for year-round sunning and funning can be exhausting.

When you have the option to slip into your shorts and head to the beach or pool any time of the year, the goal is to maintain skin that’s smooth, no matter what season, which can certainly be sorted out by an appointment to your nearest waxing salon. But for Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon, it’s as much about giving clients what they need while making sure that they allow them to feel fabulous about themselves as well.

Hey Sugar makes all-natural and 100 % Sugar grooming options accessible to clients of all shapes and sizes. They use 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax—a gentler but no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

Hey Sugar!’s interiors are renowned for being warm, inviting and discreet. Clients can walk in and expect a clean and sterilized environment ideal for the sensitive beauty routines that they are about to undergo, while still feel like they are about to get pampered and taken care of.

And best of all, they can rest easy knowing they are in the hands of expert aestheticians who were trained to deliver only the best results. For newbies, this means you can easily ask your aesthetician any question about the process and advantages of sugar waxing and get a clear answer; for veterans, you know you will walk out of your appointment knowing there’s no other destination that can give you the same results using all-organic hair-removal methods.

“We strive to bring reliable and fast services, but also connect with our customers—it’s a very personal grooming procedure, after all, and we are dedicated to making customers happy and comfortable. Clients expect quality service, superior treatments and affordable prices but not at the expense of a warm and comfortable environment—and that’s exactly what we have waiting for them here,” explains Arvin A. Amaro, Hey Sugar’s Marketing Head.

At the end of the day, everyone deserves some sugar…and there’s no better place to get it than by heading to Hey Sugar! SM Calamba.

Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon currently has 23 locations nationwide, including in UP Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM Bicutan, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Bacolod and our newest branch Hey Sugar Calamba. To know more, follow them on facebook.com/HeySugarWaxingPh, Twitter.com/HeySugarPhils and Instagram.com/HeySugarPhils. For bookings 09958401584.

 

Your Ultimate Summer Pampering Destination Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa

Summer is coming. That means hot weather, beach time, shorts, sandals, sundresses–and lots of it. The question is, are you ready?

Not to worry though, we’ve got you covered. Nailaholics, the city’s top urban nail and pampering destination in the country, has been everyone’s go-to destination for the season, so here’s a run-down of things-to-do to keep your skin, tips, and toes summer ready.

Prepare for sandal-season

Over the holidays, when the wind blew colder and your legs and feet were clad in tights and boots, it was easy to miss your regular waxing and pedicure appointments. But summer means trading in your warmer outfits for colorful shorts and summer skirts, paired with your favorite flip-flops or sandals. Book an appointment for a pedicure ASAP and jumpstart the season with a waxing session to get your stems ready.

Get ready for summer outfits

Legs are a major focus during summer that it’s easy to forget your arms need attention too. Because of the weather, you’ll be baring your arms and shoulders as soon as the wind blows a little warmer. Get them in perfect summer shape by booking a moisturizing treatment, followed by a manicure. Be sure to choose a bright hue on your nails to complement the season.

Make sure you’re super Summer-ready

Before you head off for your summer adventure, get yourself primed for the season by getting a head to toe buff and polish. Get Vitamin Sea: Manicure, Pedicure and Foot Spa to stimulate blood flow and leave skin glowing. Be sure to moisturize post treatment by keeping a bottle of Argan oil handy.

Post-holiday Pampering Day

A visit to your favorite nail salon isn’t just for pre-holiday beach trips; sometimes, you need vacation from your vacation too.Summer means crowded airports, cramped flights, long road trips—and you’ll need to unwind after. Choose from our menu of spa treatments so that you not only get to relax, you also make sure you’re prepped and ready to go for your next vacation.

KanTalk: Dutertrolls Unite

We can’t believe that it has almost been a year since the last Presidential elections. Maybe some of you are very vocal with your Political views and may have lost friends along the way. We have also lost a handful of friends when we chose to campaign for the DuCay tandem (Duterte-Cayetano). Some raised eyebrows, some unfriended us or even blocked us after seeing a series of posts on our Social Media accounts. We also got caught up in some heated arguments which we do not take personally. We have our own bets, our own biases and we respect everyone the same way that we wanted to be respected.

But, we always stand up on our beliefs when needed. I (Alaine) never supported LP because I am not fully convinced with Ninoy’s heroism. One of my uncles was the one who carried his dead body at the airport along with other soldiers. They were all put to jail for more than 20 years. These soldiers  along with their family members suffered for two decades for a crime who knows who committed. When the late Cory Aquino became president due to snap elections, the Aquino-Galman case was not even resolved.

When Noynoy Aquino became our President, we didn’t post nasty things about him on our Social Media accounts, in fact  we did a lot of research about the things that he has done and still doing as our President. I would say some are impressive. But when these issues about Yolanda TyphoonHacienda Luisita, Lumad Killings,  and SAF44 took place, we began doubting his intentions.  Didn’t he promise that we, as citizens will be his boss? We were also turned off with how he enjoyed blaming the former President Gloria Macapal-Arroyo for every negative thing that has happened to our country.

When Duterte finally announced that he is running for President – just like every responsible citizen did, we researched. We asked people that we know from Davao City to make sure that the news about him are true. Miguel spent his teenage years in Taguig City sans our support for Cayetano.

We couldn’t fathom how and why would a certain political party would accuse a Social media influencer or blogger a troll for voicing out his or her opinions.

Quoting Atty. Darwin Cañete‘s facebook post last February 11, 2017.

Accusing President Duterte of paying bloggers betrays gross ignorance of the man. If he were to pay anyone, it would be mainstream media. Bloggers are, numbers aside, untested investments. A payolaed reporter guarantees column space and favorable airtime. Not to mention the guy is a notorious cheapskate and doesn’t care about what you write about him. Now, those anonymous anti-Duterte websites and pages? Someone funds them. You can bet your ass on that one. ”

Have they forgotten about Freedom of Expression?

We have so much respect for bloggers like Sass Rogando Sasot, Rj Nieto of Thinking Pinoy and Mocha Uson that we didn’t let the opportunity of joining them in a live KanTalk pass us by. It was a chance for us to learn more things about the Government and our Laws since one of the guests was Atty. Rose Beatrix “Trixie” Cruz-Angeles. Dra. Lorraine Marie Badoy, the newly appointed DSWD Assistant Secretary also graced the event.

KanTalk was the very first political event that we attended and we’re very thankful for the wisdom that were imparted to us. As Social Media influencers, they reminded us to respect other people’s freedom of expression whether or not they agree with our beliefs. Because at the end of the day, we are all Filipinos and should care for whatever is good for our country and the next generation.

Photo from Thinking Pinoy’s Facebook Page

We were also encouraged to take a stand on issues by calling the attention of our local government officers like Mayors and Congressmen. 95% of the attendees were professionals – Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers and Nurses to name a few.

Related Post: Let’s End the Real Estate Fraud

Contrary to what the other mainstream media reported, through the effort of RJ Nieto, Social Media influencers  (anti or pro Duterte) can sign up to be a member of Malacañang’s Social Media Press Corps.

It’s about time to prove who the real trolls are. Everyone should come out and stop hiding under the cloak of anonymity unless, they have a different intention other than making the Philippines a better country.

Disclaimer: Miguel and I were not compensated nor encouraged to write this post.

Fantastic Scents And Where To Buy Them

Hey, lovely wives! Have you decided what perfume or cologne to wear this Valentine’s day? If you’re like me who prefer perfume that are not too strong, I have some recommendations for you  that I am sure you and your husband will love.

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell

The scent is so delicate yet mesmerizing. Although it is quite pricey for a cologne ($130/100ml), it still is my favorite everyday scent. It’s so feminine and it smells like you just got off the shower.

Lanvin Eclat

I discovered this scent when one of my friends wore this on her Wedding day.  The scent is as elegant as its bottle. The scent is very warm and inviting. Your husband will definitely fall in love with you all over again.

Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline EDT

Florary and woody at the same time. Just the right smell to match a little red dress. I usually wear this scent whenever I have client meetings.

That ends my Top 3 recommended Valentine’s Scents. What about you?  Do you still rely on the current weather to choose which scent to wear? I used to do that too before I came across these three brands. Now, I don’t have to collect too many scents and end up not using them for a long time because either the scent is too “summery” or too formal for a lunch date. These scents are so versatile and can definitely be worn on any occasions.

There are some online stores selling these scents for discounted prices. My favorite online shop so far is The Leather House PH.

Order thru their Shopee account to avail free shipping fee and Cash on Delivery.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yes, I am childless and it’s none of your business

We live in a world where some people think that they can dictate the best time for you to get married and have kids. Where people are too quick to judge but never wanted to offer help.  It has always been my dream to walk down the aisle wearing a lace gown and carrying tulips. I dream of playing dress up with a baby girl, family trips and even envisioned yearly family photo ops.

Four years after our wedding and here we are sharing one roof with three rescued cats. My vision of having a “perfect family” never happened and I am not sure if it will ever happen. I have been frowned upon by some women when I told them that having babies is not on top of my priorities and was even labeled as a barren woman just because I chose to be childless. While Miguel was perfectly okay with it, I still came to a point when I became too desperate to have a baby. I ditched my contraceptive pills and we even considered adopting a relative’s kid. I was almost convinced that my life is worthless because I couldn’t bear a child. I struggled for months and I am just grateful that Miguel was there to constantly remind me that our marriage still matters to him even without kids. I realized that I should stop worrying about the things that I do not have control of. If I can’t have a baby naturally – then I should just let things be.

Last year, we visited an OB because I had an unusual menstrual cramps. Tests were made and I was told that I am healthy and can conceive anytime (fertile). I had mixed emotions. It came as a surprise because the idea of having a baby no longer excites me.

Two months later, I was not given a permit by our office physician to undergo an X-ray because my period was delayed for more than a month. I was so used to being carefree and not tracking my monthly cycle because I never experienced being pregnant. I was also busy working two jobs. I was helping a friend turned client for an almost pro-bono deal. I thought I was already pregnant but I wasn’t.

Had this happened to me two years ago, it would mean the world to me. I would have been depressed but after all that Miguel and I have been through, I could care less about what people think of me. This is my body, no one can dictate when I should have a baby or if I really should. Because a person who’s truly happy would be so busy minding their own businesses. The people who makes fun of childless couples are people who are inviting you to accompany them with their misery.

I am childless, but I am happy as I chose to be.

Celebrate LOVE month with TravelBook

If you’ve been reading our blog for some time, you already know that Miguel and I had been through a very challenging year and skipped on celebrating some special occasions like Valentine’s day. This year’s Valentine’s Day is going to be extra special because Miguel is already at the pink of health.  I would love to spend this year’s Valentine’s day in a Hotel within the Metro.  I don’t wanna travel that long and deal with our worsening traffic situation.

Miguel and I need some time off and just spend some quality time together, setting aside work and other stuff. Discovering new Hotels is one of the things that we enjoy as a couple. Disconnecting from the real world is healthy and it’s not necessary that you travel that far to do it. Especially that February 14 falls on a week day this year.

Photo courtesy of Sequoia Hotel

Do you have a favorite Hotel app that you usually use when booking hotels? My current favorite is TravelBook. What we love about TravelBook is the assurance that our Credit Card information is safe. You also have the option to pay at the Hotel!  User friendly app and website is also a plus for us. They have a lot of partner hotels and you’re sure to book a room for a discounted price that will suit your budget.  We recently signed up as an affiliate not just to earn additional money but also to let our readers know how convenient it is to book your next R and R thru TravelBook. If you notice, we do not write about products or services that we do not believe in. Did you know that you can get up to Php5,500 Hotel discount when you book a Hotel via TravelBook.ph? Enjoy these perks for this month’s Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City.

 

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What about you, guys? What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

 

 

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