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Live Safe with Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol

Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol encourages Filipinos to live safe with many establishments slowly re-opening and allowing people to resume their pre-pandemic lifestyles.

With the nationwide vaccination program in full force, Filipinos can slowly enjoy various activities such as more dining options as well as doing physical activities by going to the gym. However, health experts continue to remind everyone to not let their guards down even as we gradually go back to normal.

As there are reports of new and potentially more contagious variants, everyone must remain vigilant through following established health protocols and getting vaccinated so we can all continue to live safe and prevent the cases from surging again.

That’s why when we do essential errands such as buying groceries, exercising outdoors, or simply going outside, disinfecting your hands and any surface you interact with goes a long way to ensure living safely for you and your family.

One way to prevent the spread of the virus is by always carrying a trusted rubbing alcohol brand that contains at least 70% alcohol solution whenever you go outdoors.

Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, the alcohol recommended by the Philippine Society for Microbiology (PSM), can kill 99.9% of common germs and bacteria starts to kill them on contact so that you can safely do the activities you love wherever you are. Defensil also provides up to 12 hours of protection upon constant use so that you are protected and do activities with ease.

Skin dryness from too frequent sanitizing will also not be a worry as Defensil has moisturizing properties and is hypoallergenic, giving you one less thing to worry about when going indoors.

“We are 100% behind the government in their efforts to prevent further spread of the virus. Defensil encourages everyone to remain vigilant now more than ever and do our part in this fight towards eventually resuming our normal way of life by adhering to social Distancing and sanitation protocols, especially when doing essential errands outdoors,” shared Nikko Cruz, Brand Manager of Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol.

For more information on how to stay protected, you may visit the Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol’s Facebook page at facebook.com/defensil.philippines.

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*Defensil 70% Isopropyl Alcohol was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli or E. coli and Candida albicans

Classic Games That You Can Play Online During Your Break Time

For people like me who’s been working from home even before the pandemic started, it’s important that I do something different every once in a while to fight boredom and the feeling of being burnt out from work.

During days when the weather wouldn’t let me do some outdoor activities, I read books, bake, or play online games just to clear my mind and distract myself from feeling overwhelmed or stressed.

I love playing games that I do not need to download because I am reserving my phone’s memory for my son’s photos and videos – I am sure all moms can relate!

Browser-based games are the best when it comes to old games that you used to play when you were a kid. You can play all the old titles without having to raid your basement for your retro gaming console.

Let me share with you some of my favorite online games and I hope you can share some of yours too.

Klondike or Classic Solitaire. Who doesn’t know how to play this game? Spending a few minutes of my time playing Solitaire is nostalgic and relaxing. It reminds me of my High School days! I used to play this game after I am finished doing some homework and research.

But who’s got time to go to a store and buy a deck of playing cards? Also, since this game has been removed from Windows 10 in 2019, I just go to a gaming site and play it whenever I want. no need for real playing cards and a big table. Just click and play. It even does the shuffling for you. LOL!

I tried playing it online last night after work and didn’t notice the time. I started playing at 8 pm and noticed that I haven’t had dinner at 11 pm. I really wanted to finish the entire deck and didn’t realize that I have been playing for 3 hours. I just missed playing the Classic Solitaire. I also liked the Spider solitaire. The rules are very interesting. I still have to figure out to finish the entire deck. I’ll get back to it later.

Retro Gaming

Working from home during this time of the Pandemic can sometimes drain my energy. I have tried different things to divert my attention to like baking and sewing. But as a 90’s kid, playing my all-time favorite family computer games like Pac-Man, Tetris, etc. gives me a different feeling.  

I love playing these games as a kid because they’re not addictive and they’re super fun too! Whenever I miss playing these old titles, I download an emulator so I can play them.

It will be more awesome if you still have your old console.
I also came across the website Plays.org where I can play other games, but with similar gameplay from my browser. I don’t mind the difference in the characters since I don’t plan to spend too much time playing. It’s a good 15 to 20-minute distraction for busy people like myself.

Here are my Top 5 favorite titles and their equivalent in the browser-based gaming site

  1. Tank Wars = Battle City

If you miss shooting down brick walls using Tanks, you can go reckless with this game.

       Who would forget this hungry fella? Knock yourself out eating all the cheese while being chased by cats

  • Tetra Blocks = Tetris
    Miss the intensity of Tetris? Tetra Blocks will give you the same rush of not messing up the positions
  • Neon Invaders = Galaga
    Instead of bees, you’ll be shooting neon robots while trying not to get hit by their poopies(is what I call those)lol

Revisit the frustration of your 3rd grader self, trying to figure out how to beat this game.

Escape from the stress of being stuck at home trying to make ends meet, while balancing work and your sanity by doing things that bring you joy even for a little while. For me, it’s the old feeling of being a child again by playing my Retro Games whether through an emulator, via Plays.org, or the super rare old consoles.

Re-Create Your Salon Hair at Home in 4 Easy Steps

More than a year has passed since the shift to a new normal and the nostalgia of being able to go out as you please really hits the nail. Months of being unbothered about how we look have passed and now, the reflection we see in the mirror is just begging for the attention and maintenance that we’ve deprived ourselves of.

The unruly, overgrown, problematic hair that we now have to deal with needs the salon TLC that it deserves. By now, we all probably miss the experience of being in the salon — the smell, atmosphere, and fulfillment that a pampered and good looking head of hair makes us feel.

But, we can always take matters into our own hands. If you’re missing the confidence that salon-like results offer, here are four tips to achieve a Salontastic experience at home.

  1. Wash Your Scalp and Hair with Care

The first step for a Salontastic at home experience is to clean your hair and scalp. Since we’re used to washing hair with the same products every day, we might not notice the effect different shampoos have in how they cleanse and even protect hair from external factors. A shampoo with rice oil essence is just what your hair needs for a Salontastic experience.

Rice oil is an underrated beauty ingredient that comes from the Japanese tradition of using rice water to wash hair. The abundance of vitamin E in rice oil can help reduce inflammation and reverse damage to the hair follicles. It’s the perfect ingredient to maintain strong, long and shiny hair.

Wash your scalp and hair with care with the Pantene Long Hair Solutions: Total Damage Care Shampoo with Pro-Vitamin Formula & Japanese Rice Oil Essence Shampoo. With regular use, it ultimately helps repair damaged hair and keeps hair protected from external factors.

  • Use A Microfiber Towel

The items you use for drying your hair can also affect its look and texture just as much as the products you apply. Cotton towels have loose threads that can tangle and pull your hair, leading to breakage and frizz. Unlike textured towels, microfiber towels are made of a smoother material that create less friction on your strands. They’re gentler on different hair textures, prevent snags, and help to keep the hair cuticle smooth.

  • Use A Conditioner that Protects Your Strands

It’s important to maintain moisture in hair and provide protection from further damage by using a conditioner. Moisture keeps hair hydrated and supple, preventing it from being dry and brittle which can lead to damage.

Unlike conventional conditioners, Pantene Collagen Miracle Intensive Serum Conditioner targets damaged strands, making hair more resilient against breakage from external causes. It also has real Collagen that can bring back the natural strength of your hair. With a blend of Pro-Vitamin B5, miracle serum, and real Collagen — nutrients are sealed and moisture is locked in each strand, turning dry, frizzy hair into shiny, smoother hair every day.

If you have colored or permed hair, the Pantene Color & Perm Conditioner can also smoothen 3 months worth of hair damage in just 3 minutes.* This Pantene conditioner leaves each strand of hair with a protective layer of repair essence. Not to mention that it also helps hair color and perm last longer.

  • Cap it all off with a Miracle Treatment

Here’s the grand finale to achieve salon-like hair results. You can give your hair a boost of smoothness and shine without the grease with the Pantene Collagen Miracle Hair Treatment Shots. It has Pro-Vitamin Blends and Collagen, keeping each hair strand hydrated and replenished of lost nutrients.

After rinsing your conditioner, squeeze the excess water from your hair and apply the Collagen Treatment Shots. Leave it on for 10 minutes while wrapped in a warm towel then wash with room-temp water. You can air dry or blow dry your hair after, and style it as you please.

The salon experience will surely be missed, but now you can feel like every day is a salon day with Pantene. And it only takes as easy as four tips to pamper yourself with salon-quality treatment at home. For more tips, tricks, and DIY methods to maintain Salontastic hair, visit the Pantene’s guide to salon level hair.

Head over to the P&G Shopee Mall store and checkout all the Pantene products you need for a salon experience at home with Salontastic hair results.

*With continuous use.

Coffee That’s Really Good For You: Glorious, Isn’t It?

For decades, coffee had received a bad reputation. Besides allegedly triggering high blood pressure, insomnia, and hyperacidity, the Filipino habit of adding lots of sugar and cream to one’s cup has been said to aggravate diabetes.

While there’s no denying the Pinoy coffee fan his morning cup, there is concern over the amount of sugar present in commercial 3-in-1 coffee mixes. The leading brand has 14.6 grams of sugar in one 20-gram sachet alone. Imagine how much sugar you’re taking in if you drink an average of three cups of coffee a day.

What About Sugar-Free Coffee?

For health-conscious individuals, especially diabetics, turning to sugar-free coffee mixes seems to be the only option. This meant enduring tasteless cups of coffee just to satisfy their caffeine fix —until Stevia came along.

Stevia is the low calorie, zero sugar sweetener that tastes so much better than artificial sweeteners.

Stevia is an herb with a sweet-tasting extract that comes from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant. It has been enjoyed since pre-Columbian South America where indigenous people used the herb to sweeten their tea and other drinks.

The plant’s taste stems from steviol glycosides, molecules which are 250–300 times sweeter than regular sugar.

It became popular among health-conscious individuals because stevia has a very low caloric content. This makes it perfect for dieters and people who are trying to lose weight.

Moreover, Stevia makes coffee and tea taste so much better without adding any calories. Aside from beverages, Stevia is also used as an alternative sweetener when cooking or baking.

The Health Advantages of Stevia

Stevia is a safe, healthy sugar substitute that can sweeten up food without the negative health effects of refined sugar. It’s also associated with several impressive benefits such as reduced calorie intake, managed blood sugar levels, and minimized risk of cavities.

Additionally, while other sugar substitutes like Aspartame have been linked with cancer, there’s no evidence linking stevia to cancer since it is a natural ingredient.

This means you can add stevia to dishes and drinks without fear that you’re taking too much sugar, or that you’ll get sick a few years down the road.

For coffee lovers, it’s also good to note that locally-made Glorious Blend coffees and instant beverages have Stevia as its natural sweetener. The blend of natural and healthful ingredients make the drink not only refreshing and safe, but also good for one’s overall health.

The Glorious Blend boasts a full line of healthy drinks, including a 7-in-1 healthy coffee mix. This special blend is made with proven medicinal ingredients like Malunggay, Mangosteen, Calcium, Gotu Kola, and sweetened with Sweet & Fit Stevia. What’s even better is that the Glorious Blend 7in1 Coffee is non-acidic and promotes regular bowel movement.

The Glorious line-up also includes the 3-in-1 coffee mix with Stevia; 7-in-1 choco mix; 4-in-1 coffee with Malunggay; 5-in-1 coffee mix with Brown Rice; and the MaxiTrim coffee.

All Glorious Blend beverages use Stevia which has no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic index. All of their instant drinks will keep you alert and energized throughout the day.

Also, Glorious Blend products are locally sourced and manufactured. Their company supports local farmers, stevia growers, and other agricultural communities.

So if you’ve been cutting back on drinking coffee because of health problems like diabetes or hyper acidity, Glorious Blend coffee mixes are here to help. You can enjoy all the aroma and flavor of freshly made coffee all day —without the guilt!

Now, you can drink coffee for better health! Glorious, isn’t it?

For more information about Glorious Blend coffee mixes, check out https://www.facebook.com/gloriousblend.

Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol welcomes Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati, and kids as brand ambassadors

Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol continues its campaign to be Filipino families’ ally in germ protection in the new normal as they welcome newlyweds, Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati, together with their adorable kids Zion and Kai, as their brand ambassadors.

Adjusting to the New Normal with Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol

Richard and Sarah, who got married in a solemn ceremony earlier this year, celebrated their new life together in quarantine. While being stuck at home was an opportunity for them to spend more time together as a family—planting, painting and playing all sorts of games, they also needed to go through a lot of adjustments as a family. 

One adjustment that they had to do was to look for better ways to protect their family against germs, with the threat of the virus still continuing up until now. They found their newest ally in Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, which promises a higher level of protection against germs and viruses. 

“We believe in innovative products. Not only does Defensil come from a company we trust, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol is also recommended by experts,” said Sarah. 

“And since we use alcohol more frequently to sanitize, I also like how it not only kills germs and bacteria, but also has moisturizer to not dry our skin,” she added. 

One way to prevent the spread of germs is regular disinfection of hands and high touch surfaces using a rubbing alcohol. To provide a higher level of defense against germs in the new normal, the Philippine Society for Microbiology is recommending Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol.

Created by Beauty Elements Ventures Inc, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol kills 99.9% of germs to give Richard and Sarah’s family the peace of mind that they are well-defended. It starts to kill germs on contact and upon constant use, provides up to 12-hour protection.

New Normal Holidays

Celebrating the holidays is surely going to be different for the Gutierrez family this year. For Richard and Sarah, social distancing is something that they’re keeping in mind as they celebrate the holiday season, along with making sure that everyone sanitizes and disinfects using Defensil. 

The family wishes to go on a local holiday trip with family bringing their new ally, Defensil. With this, Sarah shares three simple tips to fellow parents on how to keep their family safe from germs during the holiday season. 

First, social distancing is a must. Second, always wear a mask. It is important for parents to teach their kids the importance of wearing masks, which help to prevent the transmission of the virus. And, lastly, always disinfect with an alcohol that makes sure you and the family are well-defended— like Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol. 

To know more about Richard and Sarah’s newest ally, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/defensil.philippines

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*Defensil 70% Isopropyl Alcohol was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli or E. coli and Candida albicans

Treat your Fur Babies this Shopee 12.12 Sale!

The last big sale of the year is happening today!

It’s time to stock-up on some food for your fur babies!

The Pedigree store is on sale! Save up to 40% off + an extra Php 100 off for a minimum purchase of Php 1212. Share the joy of Christmas with pets by giving them good and balanced meals and treats that will make them HEALTHY and HAPPY too!

Whiskas has always been our go-to brand for cat food and it’s great that we can shop online so we can ensure that we’re feeding our fur babies with everything they need and love.

Don’t forget to download the Shopee app and check out these amazing products:

Whiskas Pouch Jr. Tuna
Sheba Can Chicken
Temptations Chicken 12g
Whiskas Jr 1.1 Kg

PED Simmered Beef 130g
IAMS 450g Puppy
IAMS 450g Small Breed
Tasty Bites Crunchy
Pedigree Simmered Beef & Veg
Pedigree Liver Loaf
Cesar (Chicken)
Rodeo

Enjoy shopping and Happy Holidays!

Mega Prime Pinasarap Holiday

Hey, moms!

Are you thinking about how you’re going to celebrate this coming Holiday season? Because of the current pandemic, our Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations will be simpler and more intimate. But if there’s something that we won’t change, it’s the delicious food that we will be serving.

Last Saturday, I attended an online workshop hosted by Mega Prime. I had some great takeaways from Mamacademy PH founder Kay Ang’s pep talk about Mompreneurship.

After listening and learning a lot from Kay comes the fun part of learning to mix different mocktails from Chef Rosebud Benitez and a cooking demo from Mega Prime Ambassador, Marian Rivera. I really can’t imagine the Holidays without good food. I love Mega Prime because it has a complete array of high-quality products that conveniently turns the simplest of recipes to exciting hearty meals for the entire family.

Aside from the yummy food and mocktails this Holiday season, you know what else can make a momma happy? Php100,000 in cash and 1 year supply of Mega Prime products!

Yes, you read it right! You have a chance to win Php 100,000 cash by joining the search for the next Mega Prime ambassador.

Check out the steps below:

Don’t forget to sign up for the Prime Mom Club at www.primemomclub.com to join the growing community of modern home-makers and receive exclusive information on future events and perks.

For more information, be sure to follow @megaprimequality on Facebook and Instagram.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!

Treat your skin to Pie Calayan products this Shopee 11.11 Sale!

Nothing is bigger than the Christmas Season here in the Philippines. With the current pandemic situation, a lot of us encountered and some are still suffering from different bad skin conditions. Wearings face masks, face shields, and stress can lead to break outs and let’s admit it – some of us are still uncomfortable to visit our Dermatologists for some treatments.

We all want our skin to look radiant this Christmas season especially during our traditional photo shoots. What better way to reward yourself and prepare for the Holiday than buying Derma-approved skincare?

Did you know that you can get up to 80% on Manny and Pie Calayan Clinic on the exclusive launch of their skincare products on Shopee?

Check out these amazing products.

Don’t miss out on these exciting deals from Manny and Pie Calayan Clinic this coming 11.11 Shopee Sale!

Don’t forget to download the Shopee app for free from the App Store or Google Play and enjoy shopping!

Colgate Baby Toothpaste Review

It’s very important to teach our kids proper oral care at an early age. This is why as soon as Chuck had his first tooth, we already introduced him to an age-appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste. We also visit his Pedia dentist for a regular check-up and prophylaxis.

We noticed that here in the Philippines, it’s not that easy to shop for infant to toddler toothpaste because not all groceries and drug stores have them. So we really need to shop in bulk orders online.

It’s great that Colgate offers safe and effective toothpaste for the whole family so we can be sure that there is a toothpaste for every smilestone!

We have been using Colgate 0-2 for a week and Chuck loves it! It has no artificial flavors or any harmful ingredients. We just noticed that it’s fluoride-free which contradicts our Pedia Dentist’s advice that kids below 2 years old also need to use age-appropriate toothpaste with fluoride to protect their teeth.

Here’s the list of Colgate’s new products that are safe to use and effective:

  • Baby Toothpaste: Fluoride-free, 0% artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and colors
  • Kids Toothpaste: Age-appropriate fluoride, 0% artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and colors
  • Baby Toothbrush: BPA-Free, 100% Food Grade Silicone, that acts as a teether!

We might be skipping Colgate after finishing the tub and just switch back once Chuck turns 3.

You can shop for Colgate online through their official Shoppe page.

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