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@KerastasePH Paris 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Gift Box

  • Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm

It was two years back when I first discovered my hair’s best friend, Kerastase Elixir Ultime. That has remained true to this day. My impression of this wonder product has definitely gone beyond sheer excitement.


Kerastase Paris 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Gift Box

Kerastase 50th anniversary gift box

Incidentally, this miracle of a hair treatment a.k.a. Kerastase Elixir Ultime is available for free for the month of September in celebration of Kerastase Paris’ 50th anniversary celebration. This is made available to salon clients who will avail of P4,000 worth of Kerastase Paris products and services. The gift box also comes with a special black paddle comb bearing

@SWAPwatch DIY and SWAP Loom by @TomatoPH

  • Posted on September 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm

There is nothing I love more that personalized stuff. If you have been following this blog for a while, you’ll know this for a fact. This is why it was a delight to know that Tomato Time SWAP has come up with such exciting concept, they call SWAP DIY.

Tomato Time DIY


SWAP DIY is so much fun!

SWAP Design-It-Yourself is Tomato Time SWAP’s latest offering where we can have our personal photo and design turned into a SWAP Watch. I used to order my personalized stuff from Hongkong. SWAP’s quality is a whole tad better.

Tomato Time Swap

Our SWAP DIY with our Family Photo

Since I was looking into giving the SWAP Watch to my son, I asked him what color he wants it in. His favorite color is red, so red it is. He was also the one who chose which family picture he’ll have the design in. :-)

#iTrustU @UratexFoam, Let Me Count the Ways…

  • Posted on September 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I’ve been a longtime believer of quality and durability. My family must’ve gotten this streak in me through the years that they have embraced it like a household cult as well. From the pricier beauty gadget over the cheap-o imitation, to the more expensive clothespin clothes dryer carousel made of metal to the generic made of plastic one, to our well-loved durable but affordable Uratex mattress. Purchasing durable and reliable brands will always give me more value for my money – something I have always believed and have proved true to this day.


I don’t have to go far, let alone step out of our bedroom to prove this.  Take for instance our almost 10 year old mattress. If you remember the Typhoon Ondoy flooding in 2009,  you will know that one of the badly hit areas is Rizal. Well, we are from Rizal.

We were ready to get rid of our Sleep Comfort Memory Foam Mattress in the above photo as the hubby was carrying it out of the house as we did the house clean up that took three long months!

To give you a glimpse of how bad our home was hit during that time, check out one of my Typhoon Ondoy posts – here.

Ondoy flooding

I wouldn’t have guessed that our Uratex mattress would still see the light of day after this. I was ready to give it away to people who passed by our street to find junk they can still make use of.  Imagine my delight after we had it sit under the sun for days, thoroughly cleaned and disinfected that it was as if flood waters never touched it. My son’s other branded bed was not as lucky. We gave both bed box and bed to the first passerby who expressed interest.

It was a blessing that our bed box was all wood, it practically floated, was pretty tall that the flood waters only touched the surface of the mattress that made it damp.

Uratex Sleep Comfort


As I tried to make sense of how on earth can a mattress survive the stink and horrendous devastation that is Ondoy, I realized that our Sleep Comfort Memory Mattress has been treated with Sanitized® to protect us and our mattress against germs, bacteria, dust mites, fungi, and unpleasant odors. Sweet! That explains why our bed has not deteriorated in its quality. Truth be told, my foremost reason for choosing the Sleep Comfort Memory Mattress was because of my bad back that had to see a chiropractor for years. It didn’t just address my bad back (I’ve been able to sleep comfortably since) but my preference for durability and reliability too.

Sleep Comfort Memory Bed by Uratex

Above is the photo I have recently taken of our well-loved memory foam mattress.  Can you imagine a mattress struck by the infamous Ondoy can still be as gorgeous?

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.


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.

Myra E #tuloyangganda collage

#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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