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Beauty Product Feature: Flawless Underarm Whitening with Milk Extract

  • Posted on September 1, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Some months ago, I underwent this laser underarm hair removal procedure. While I super love the fact that I did not have to shave at least twice a week, in fact, it lasted so long that I did not shave for a couple of months and no hair surfaced, I did not make it to the third session though. I should undergo at least 6 sessions to permanently remove the hair. Even then, I would still have to go back for a yearly for some sort of a retouching session.

Flawless Underarm Whitening

One of the expected side effects of underarm laser removal is the darkening of the pits. While this may be nothing permanent and can easily be addressed, I kind of got shocked that I had to pause the laser removal session to get my pits back to normal.

I am so happy to have this Flawless Underarm Whitening Cream with Milk Extract handy that I have practically replaced my deodorant with it. It is so gentle that I use it after every bath, that’s twice per day.

Flawless Whitening with Milk Extract

I can’t even begin to express my delight as I started to see my pits lighten in color in less than a week!

Obra ni Juan Introduces Celebrity Endorser Rafael Rosell

  • Posted on September 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

I snuck away last week to this Bed & Breakfast place in Beverly Hills, Taytay, Rizal called Date and Dine Resort for the launch of Rafael Rosell as Obra ni Juan’s brand new celebrity endorser.

Date & Dine Resort

It was in Sta. Lucia Department store where the hubby and I first took notice of Obra ni Juan some years ago. We were pretty impressed by the workmanship of their clothing line and we have since been a believer and patrons of the brand. Which is why the invite for the launch of their celebrity endorser was a privilege for us to witness. Aside from the lovely time we had in getting to know the family behind Obra ni Juan, it was a marvel to learn the history behind the brand.

Obra ni Juan formal wear and shirt

About Obra ni Juan

Obra ni Juan is a unique line of men’s apparel that is truly Filipino. It is a fusion of traditional Filipino design and global fashion personifying the Filipino ingenuity at its best. Obra ni Juan started out in 1997, having a small “patahian” in the owners’ family house. It is a family-owned business which primarily focused on the tourist market. The first outlets were lobby shops of five star hotels, duty free shops, and the famous Amanpulo Resort in Palawan.

Due to the influx of domestic buyers, the brand eventually progressed and opened branches in department stores nationwide. From a workforce of ten employees, the company now has at least a hundred employees. Obra ni Juan is made of special woven fabrics which show exquisite craftsmanship. In fact, some authentic collections are handcrafted and dyed manually to offer the best quality.

Obra ni Juan has big things planned in the near future. With the advent of foreign brands dominating the local market, we at Obra ni Juan, will continue to be innovative to be at par with the world’s best.

Shadow Boxes As Military Retirement Gifts

  • Posted on September 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

The shadow box has offered memento keepers a practical way to preserve memories connected to different themes of their lives. Typically a wooden box with a glass front for showcasing, the shadow box hangs on walls and provides viewers a glimpse of special moments. The mementos are placed inside, the front is closed, and with a single click, everything is stored like a visible time capsule.

shadow boxes

Military and protective services families have been able to elevate the concept of the shadow box to an even more meaningful level. They make or order boxes carved in the shape of the military branch shield in which a loved one has served. They can then place medals, stripes and bars or recognition pins into the box for display. Keepsake boxes created this way have been popular conversation starters for many family gatherings. They are also a respectful reminder of military servicemen’s sacrifices for the nation.

Gadget Feature: EnGenius N900 Cloud Router and EnShare

  • Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Ever since I started blogging and working from home in 2007, aside from the many issues we’ve had with unreliable internet providers, there’s also this challenge of access to my files, since I was plenty limited by the capacity of my flash drive when I’m mobile. My 1TB hard drive isn’t exactly too handy to lug around with. While Dropbox might have been around since 2007, it wasn’t until late 2009 when I signed up and even then the 10GB cap on files transferred via the website is just not enough.

Fast forward to 7 years, our local internet providers haven’t really changed a great deal. It has become so frustrating that as I come to think of it, we have actually shifted to 5 different internet provider since. Of course, that’s always with the hope that the recent one is better than the former. ISPs have become so unreliable that we actually have to subscribe to 2 providers until now for back up reason. 

EnGenius Cloud RoutersEnGenius Routers

Both issues that are prevalent for a blogging family like ours were pretty much addressed in the EnGenius launch I attended last week. The Taiwanese nationals introduced EnGenius Intelligent Platform for Extending Home Network Resources. True to their name, the innovations that they have come up with are very impressive.

@ProactivWorks Promo: The Proactiv 60 Day Kit Limited Edition Pack with Free Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control

  • Posted on August 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Here’s bringing good news to patrons of our favorite acne-fighting product, Proactiv. Proactiv 60 Day Kit Limited Edition Pack is now comes with Free Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control 50ml.

Sure you have heard and know about Proactiv and its being a very effective anti-acne regimen, all right, but what’s in the Proactive Advanced Daily Oil Control, you ask. The Proactiv Advance Daily Oil Control is designed to absorb excess oil to help give a more matte appearance while keeping acne at bay. It is a lightweight oil-free moisturizer that keeps the skin smooth and hydrated without looking or feeling greasy. And as the name suggests it  helps control excess oil throughout the day to keep skin from our usual tropical issues of having shiny face midday.

Proactiv

Using Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control is easy:  Just apply a thin layer to freshly cleansed face. It is recommended that this will used after Repairing Treatment

Beautiful Skin Starts from Within #TuloyAngGanda #MyraHolistic

  • Posted on August 1, 2014 at 4:04 pm

I have personally been a believer of health from within. This has been my reason why I stopped drinking sodas since I was in college and have made sure I drink more than 10 glasses of water a day. I’m what one might call a “Water Advocate.” I’m so into it that I ask my boys to try to drink up to 15 glasses of water a day, not counting coffee or juice drinks that they take. No, I haven’t really taken it so far as to have them make a tick mark of sorts to make sure they make it to 15. But my asking them every so often at random parts of the day the number of glasses they’ve drank make them conscious enough.

What’s really nice about this is, drinking enough water each day can actually retard aging and make our skin glow. What lovely bonus that is! That was affirmed as I got a hold of this Myra Holistic Skin Care package.

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#TuloyAngGanda package from Myra Holistic Skin Care

Kor One Water Bottle

I have always wanted to get hold of my own Kor Water bottle but I don’t really know where to find it years back. So I was all giddy when the package came with a personalized Kor One! I haven’t used a better hydration vessel. The cap doesn’t bang on my nose as I drink and allows me to take that perfect grip as I sip.  And I haven’t even started with the Inspirational stones yet. I figured that’s another post altogether. Because really, I can go on and on about my being a Water Advocate, which Kor Water, I recently found out, call their followers as such.

4 Signs of a Good Spa

  • Posted on July 26, 2014 at 8:03 am

Everyone needs a little pampering once in awhile, and if you’re looking for an outlet, a trip to the spa will soothe the body and rejuvenate the soul. But how can you tell the good spas from the merely average? Here are four things to look for the next time you need a taste of luxury.

1. Assorted Treatments

Though every spa will offer different therapies and body treatments, they should always form a long list. From aromatherapy baths to exotic facials and skin peels, it’s important that a spa provides total body service for a variety of needs.

2. Certified Staff

Masseuses should be licensed by the state or certified by the National Certification Board of Massage Therapy (NCETMB). Acupuncturists should be regionally trained and accredited. Don’t put your aching body into the hands of people without skills and experience.

3. White Glove Service

Does the staff take your coat at the door? Do they offer free drinks while you’re soaking in the jacuzzi? The whole point of a spa visit is to feel like a million bucks, which isn’t easily accomplished if the staff is discourteous or inattentive.

4. Incentives

The sign of a truly accommodating spa is one that caters to a bad economy. Look for establishments like the GiGi Salon Spa that offers deals, discounts and coupon savings for both new and repeat customers.

These are just four ways to determine the quality of a spa. Use them wisely in order to find a great facility near you!

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The Brow Studio Experience

  • Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:02 am

“If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the brows are the window frame.”

As with my ever sparse lashes, my brows understandably have the same fate, not a very convenient thing, I must say. Because this means I am to perpetually fill them in, unlike if it were bushy, I can always shape them to my liking. Since I am a firm believer that brows are what frame the face. How we shape them, or fill them in can be critical in one’s over all look. The very reason I can leave the house without powder, lipstick or any other makeup on, but you can’t make me leave the house without (filling) my “brows” in. “If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the brows are the window frame.”

The Brow Studio

 I had a lovely and interesting time with The Brow Studio owner, Teng Tobillo and other bloggers a couple of weeks back. It was my first time to get some decent brow treatment, since the place I used to go to for waxing have always told me off from getting my brows shaped or threaded, because “I had no brows to start with.” I know, that may sound I little harsh. But I don’t really mind the rejection since I’ve known for a fact that I’ve always had little brows to work with anyway. And I just learned to make do of what I have. This is why I appreciated that The Brow Studio welcomed me and my very sparse brows. I love the brushing up on how I should have my brows shaped. I have learned quite a bit since I attended MakeUp Forever’s Personal Makeup Course in 2011.

The Brow Studio brow photos

 Eyebrows Collage inside The Brow Studio

Emy of The Brow Studio

 

The brow designer who take care of me was Ate Emy. As with any other salon I go to, I have kind of made it a habit to ask them how long they’ve been with the company. Ate Emy has been with The Brow Studio since it was launched at its very first location in Eastwood City in 2010. I love that. For my first brow-grooming experience, I wouldn’t want to just entrust my already problematic brows to a noob.

The Brow Studio brow designers go through rigorous classroom and hands-on training sessions. They are trained to master thread handling and eyebrow arch creation and facial shape assessment. What I totally dig is how The Brow Studio have every brow designer thread over 100 pairs of eyebrows before releasing them on the floor to work on actual clients. How’s that for quality control? It was my first time ever to experience having my wayward brows threaded and I did not once flinch! And all the while I thought it was painful.  

filled in brows

I went to The Brow Studio with filled-in brows

Back to School Tech-Style Giveaway

  • Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm

BTS Giveaway button

Welcome to the Back To School Tech Sweepstakes!

Mom Powered Media believe in higher education and want to help our network readers get there. To help you do just that, we are giving one lucky reader a $500 Visa Gift Card and HP 14″ Chromebook PC. There will also be 20 second place winners to take home Back To School Prize Packages. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get BTS ready, tech-style!

Acne Solution: Benzoyl Peroxide

  • Posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:32 am

It is a blessing that I took after my folks’ good genes when it came to my skin not being prone to acne or pimples. Sure, breakouts happen from time to time but no more than thrice in a year. And most of them are either triggered by sleepless nights or a facial bump that got irritated because I can’t keep my hands off of it.

However, for some girls, especially those in their teenage years, the battle with acne can be long, traumatic and difficult. In some cases, it even leaves long-lasting marks and skin damage. While moisturizers, toners, and other beauty products can help clean, soften and clear up skin, sometimes acne scar treatments may be necessary to address such problems.

Truth be told, a handful lot of acne treatments have introduced themselves in the market, but the question has always been which is one really works. For some years now, benzoyl peroxide has been proven to be the gold standard for treating mild to moderate acne. Proactiv knows this to be true. In a form of topical antimicrobial medicine, an oxidizing agent that specifically kills P. acnes, the bacteria that cause acne breakouts. Benzoyl peroxide also helps to unblock pores and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Fact:
Benzoyl Peroxide, unlike some acne treatments, is not an antibiotic. In its 50 years of effective use for treatment, there has been no case of its bacterial resistance. Meaning, this is safe to use.