Migs and Alaine

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Who is Sanicare’s First Brand Ambassador?

The Sanicare Hygiene Care Circle event happened yesterday, July 25, 2017 at The Makati Diamond Residences.

Sanicare gathered the country’s top Mommy Bloggers to talk about cleanliness and hygiene for the family. Attendees were also taught new household hacks using different Sanicare products. The full product line was introduced to everyone. It also paved way to the launching of the first ever brand ambassador for Sanicare, Bianca Gonzales – Intal.

Bianca has been a long time user of Sanicare and as what the Sanicare Marketing Director Ms. Lea Sio Pacis said, “Bianca represents the moms of today.”

Mommies got to enjoy different activities, headed by Three Mommy bloggers, Frances Sales, Shari Macainag, and Sarah Tirona.  Amongst the three booths, my favorite is the Kitchen where I learned that Sanicare’s Jumbo Kitchen Towel can actually be used as a Coffee filter.  It’s amazing how a soft Kitchen towel can be so durable even when wet.

My Top 5 Favorite Sanicare Products:

1. Disposable Toilet Seat Cover. I do not like seating in public toilets. So, instead of squatting which is also unhygienic, I always carry with me a pack of toilet seat covers.  It’s so convenient to use plus it’s biodegradable so, you can flush it in the toilet and it won’t clug!

2. Interfolded Hand Towel. I can’t leave without tissue and I do not use tissue rolls whenever I pee because I feel that some substances are being left out. Whether inside the car, our home office, kitchen and bathroom – you will always see a pack of Sanicare interfolded tissue. It comes in 1 ply 175 pulls and 2 ply 150 pulls. It’s made from 100% virgin pulp with no artificial whiteners and elemental chlorine.

3. Sanicare Baby Wipes. I am choosy when it comes to wipes. Some brands leave a sticky feeling after use unlike Sanicare. I even use it on my face especially during long travels. It’s so refreshing to use.  It’s also enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. It is also gentle because it’s alcohol and paraben free which makes it safe for everyday use.

4. Sanicare Jumbo Cotton Balls. I hate tiny cotton balls. I feel like I’m being tricked because they sure look many when packed but one ball isn’t enough to use. So, you end up using three balls.  These jumbo cotton balls are not just made for babies, you can even use it for your toner. Its size is perfect for covering more surface and area coverage.

5. Sanicare Baby Underpads. I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m adding this to my favorites because this will make every mom’s life so much better. Who likes to keep dirty underpads on their baby bags? NONE! Sanicare Baby Pads has silky soft surface that won’t irritate your baby’s skin and a leak proof barrier to contain all the mess from leaky diapers.

Check out Sanicare‘s official website for the complete list of their products.  With the new products presented to us on the Sanicare Hygiene Care Circle event, Sanicare again proved that they always make sure to meet the different needs of the local market while remaining uncompromising in its promise of providing excellent products.

Do we have mommy readers here? Join our giveaway and stand a chance to win a pack of Sanicare Baby Underpads and Sanicare large cotton buds!

Just follow the simple instructions below.

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Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa brings you to London

If you’re like me who have included London on her bucket list, you won’t let the chance to visit London for FREE to pass by. Did you know that by simply availing any of Nailaholics’ pampering packages starting from June 1 to September 30, 2017,you are entitled to a raffle entry for a chance to win a getaway vacation of 5 days and 4 nights to London for two?

There are many pampering services to choose from from foot spa to nail art, I guarantee that Nailaholics will treat you with royalty. It is Nailaholic’s top priority to provide the best and real pampering experience to their customers. They have different promos every year to show how they appreciate their customers. Last year, they have given a trip to Maldives to a lucky customer.

Why did Nailaholics choose London?

Being Europe’s third biggest city, London is home to some of the world’s best attractions and activities. Wandering through one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, one cannot help but gush in awe and admiration with what this city presents. It is no doubt one of the best places in the world to relax!

It’s time to grab the chance to walk the streets of London with your mate in exchange of a genuine pampering experience. Watch out for more exciting and rewarding promotions from Nailaholics by visiting its website at http://nailaholics.com/ and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/nailaholics/.

What are you waiting for? Book a pampering service with Nailaholics now!

Healthy meal from Canned Mackerel + Giveaway!

We have stopped eating pork and beef at home because we are trying to lose weight at the same time, live a healthier life. Aside from chicken breasts and salmon, we also added Uni-Pak Mackerel as part of our diet.
We have tried several mackarel dishes available online but we thought of giving mackerel a little twist. Instead of making it a rice partner, we used soft tacos.
It’s healthy, easy to prepare and affordable. It’s also perfect for packed lunch or snack.

Here are the ingredients:

Onion and Chives flavored Tacos
155 grams of Uni-Pak Mackerel
Cucumber
Lettuce
Salt and Pepper
Cheese
Greek Yogurt (dressing)

Here are the steps in layers:
1.Soft taco
2.Letuce
3.Cucumber
4.Mackerel
5.Greek Yogurt
6.Cheese (optional)

Why we choose Uni-Pak Mackerel?  Aside from the yummy taste, the makers of Uni-Pak Mackerel only uses the finest mackerel available. You can tell by how their mackerel looks like – it’s in chunks.

You can follow them on their official Social Media Accounts:
Facebook and Instagram: @Unipakmackerel
Twitter: @unipak_mackerel

Get a chance to win a gift pack from Uni-Pak just by following the simple instructions below:

 

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Budget-Friendly Father’s Day Celebration

Celebrations doesn’t always have to break the bank. I remember making Father’s day cards with my sisters when we were still little. My father still kept those cards on his old attache case (briefcase). One of our super cheap gifts to him, a hand grip that we purchased using our daily allowance is still in good shape. I honestly never saw my father use those. LOL! But keeping them on his cabinet for more than 20 years meant so much to me and my sisters.

2017 will be my father’s second year of celebrating Father’s day without my mother. In times like this, I know that he would rather see us, his children than go somewhere else. He’s not the type who prefer lavish celebrations so, I plan to throw a simple BBQ party for him at his house in Antipolo. Backyard BBQ is not just an event but a way of life for him! It has always been one of his favorite activities.

But of cousre, checking in a nice hotel within the metro with a relaxing one hour massage is still an option. I am eyeing for a nearby hotel (probably in Ortigas Center or Eastwood City) since we want to avoid the hideous weekend traffic. This reminded me of my travelbook.ph membership. So many hotels to choose from and the best part is, I do not need a credit card to book a room since I have the option to pay at the hotel. Safe and convenient booking, just like what my father would prefer.

Father’s day is just on the horizon. What are your plans? This special day is the best time to show your Dad your appreciation for what he is – the best father in the whole world! A sincere thank you or even just a big hug would mean a lot to him but adding an extra effort won’t hurt…after all, our fathers had sacrificed a lot for us.

Let us know how you’d like to celebrate Father’s day with you Daddy/Tatay/Papa/Pops on the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you too!

Happy father’s day to all the amazing fathers out there!

 

Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder Review + Giveaway

We all know that Baby powder is essential in a household especially if you have kids. Not only that it helps your kids smell fresh even under the sun but it also prevents nappy rash and chafing.  As an adult, I still enjoy using baby powder before going to sleep. It makes me feel more relaxed and fresh.

I am picky when it comes to the products that we use at home. I don’t settle for affordable products that I am not 100% sure are safe to use especially on a child’s delicate skin. I only go for products that are crafted with the utmost care for the whole family. I always believe that we shouldn’t always be complacent with products that we are accustomed to use.

Here in the Philippines, most baby powders (if not all) contain TALC, an ingredient that has been the subject of debate and lawsuits in the US because of its supposed link to cancer. It has yet to be proven true but it always pays to be safe than sorry. Are you willing to take chances or, are you just as careful as I am?

BELO BABY TALC-FREE POWDER is the answer to our dilemma of finding the perfect Baby powder. The Belo Baby Guarantee ensures you of meticulous care with its Bath & Body products having all-natural ingredients and 0% harsh chemicals. It is made from certified natural and finely milled rice and maize. It’s carefully formulated without talc, gluten, phthalates, parabens, dyes, and most common allergens.

Why do I choose BELO BABY TALC-FREE powder? First off, it is always a good act to support locally made products. It comes with a very cute packaging that already includes a soft puff which makes it economical and easier to apply. If your family loves to travel, then this could be your best friend. The scent is not too strong, so your kids can still use their favorite cologne if they prefer to. It’s crafted with care for the most delicate skin and for the most meticulous mom. We all want to have peace of mind when using a product so, it’s just right to choose only a hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested powder. I am confident with the brand because they’ve been in the Skin Care industry for a long time. Even Scarlet Belo, uses BELO BABY TALC-FREE powder. That for me is enough to trust their brand. They wouldn’t allow their precious angel to use it if it’s not safe.

Are you also a fan of the super adorable Scarlet Snow Belo? Well, I bet you’ll enjoy watching her new commercial. Check it out and share away!

We also want you to be able to try the product for free. Because we are feeling generous, we are giving away BELO BABY TALC-FREE POWDER to three lucky readers. It will be delivered to your doorstep all you have to do is follow the easy steps posted on our Facebook Page!

Belo Baby Talc-free Powder is now available in leading supermarkets and department stores nationwide. Get it for only Php219.75 (65g).
You can also buy now here: https://tackthis.co/shop/Belo/category/belo-baby and enjoy FREE delivery until May 31 with a minimum purchase. 

To know more about BELO BABY TALC-FREE POWDER, check out their website and social media accounts: www.belobaby.ph | FB: belobabylove | Twitter: @belobabylove, IG: @belobabylove

What about you, what do you look for in a Baby powder? Share us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Benefits of Dearberry Coco Vera

Aloe Vera Gels are selling like hot cakes these days. If you’re not yet convinced why Aloe Gel should be your next best friend, allow us to share with you the benefits of keeping a tub of Coco Vera handy.

Moisturizer

As you all know, Dearberry products are Paraben free and are safe to use even in the most sensitive skin. It rejuvenates your skin and gives you extra glow. It’s non-sticky formula will make you feel fresh all day. Coco Vera is also formulated for acne prone skin and it also helps dry out blackheads and whiteheads. Don’t be afraid to apply it on your face because the smell will make you forget that it’s made from Aloe Vera!

Sunburn Treatment

Aside from the fact that sunburn is painful, it can leave ugly marks on your skin and can triple your risk of melanoma skin cancer. You can use Coco Vera to help dissipate the heat. Coco Vera is made from 91% Jeju aloe and does not contain benzocaine, or lidocaine which makes it safe for sunburn.

Cracked Heels 

If your heels look awful when wearing open sandals or flip flops, apply a generous amount of Coco Vera to your feet before sleeping. Don’t forget to wear Socks too. Do this for at least 7 days to see improvement. Wouldn’t it be nice to show off your feet this Summer?

 

DIY Hand Sanitizer

Some hand sanitizer just leave your hands dry. Try mixing your own sanitizer.

Ingredients:

15 drops tea tree essential oil
2 TB ethyl alcohol
3 TB Coco Vera

Just mix all the ingredients together or if you’re too lazy to for DIY, just mix Coco Vera with your Hand Sanitizer and voila! No more dry hands.

Coco Vera is available at Shopee.ph/dearberryphilippines. This amazing product only cost Php280 per tub of 300ml.

From employee to employer in 3 years

A lot of you already know that Miguel had been sick for a year.  Having a sick person at home can hurt you both emotionally and financially. We are very traditional when it comes to saving money. We save money thru our bank accounts. Though we have considered investing , we still haven’t decided yet the best investment for us. We tried real estate but I would say that  it’s not really an investment (unless you bought your house in cash) if “passive income” is what you are looking for. Especially when emergency arises.

I have had a good number of signature bags and shoes  that I had to sell online just so we can have enough funds while Migs was still recovering. It was the best choice to make instead of spending whatever money we have saved in the past. We both regret not listening to financial advisors who were very much willing to help us with our finances. We have made bad decisions and would like to be more secure of our future.

I have read so many financial books and all of them are very inspiring but took me hours/days to finish reading. When I received a copy of Don Soriano‘s Break free, I was excited to flip through the pages. The guaranteed 1 hour of reading triggered my curiosity. But it’s true! I read the book in 56 minutes. It’s just like spending a lunch break or your idle time learning.

What I love about the book is that it didn’t use jargon or words that might be difficult for someone who’s financially illiterate to understand. When I say illiterate, I don’t mean anything wrong with that – I just meant people who are clueless on where to put their hard-earned money, okay?

Majority of Filipinos can relate to Don Soriano’s story. He’s just like almost everyone of us. Normal person who earned a college degree (well except he is a CPA board top notcher) who entered the corporate world then shifted to putting up a business, buying things that he doesn’t need and ended up being broke.

I don’t want to tell you every single detail about him because I don’t want you to rely on this post alone and not read his book. LOL!

Grab a copy while you can. Find out how he managed to overcome his financial struggles. You may also reach out to him via his official Facebook Page.

I tell you, I have attended several seminars with different business owners, CEOs, etc and the seminars do not come cheap so, if you get the chance to learn a lot of things about finances just buy buying a book and spending just an hour to study it… You are saving lots of money! I am not saying that seminars are bad. I have built a network of career and business minded individuals from the seminars that I have attended, but if you are skeptical in spending money for a whole day of seminar – Don Soriano’s book may be a good start.

I can give this copy to one of our readers (that might just be you). Just let me know why you want to receive it by leaving a comment below. In case I won’t be able to pick you, you can read a chapter of this book for free, just click this link.

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.

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.

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