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Lock & Lock launches latest Hello Kitty Collection

  • Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:18 pm

It was sometime last month when I first caught a glimpse of Hello Kitty items inside the flagship store of Lock & Lock in Eastwood Mall. I was naturally gravitated inside the store to check them out! Lock & Lock has turned into one pink Hello Kitty heaven. The hubby ever so sweetly indulged me as I went from one stand to the next. Truly an eye-candy for any Hello Kitty follower. :-)

Lock&Lock Hello Kitty

Purrty Lock & Lock Hello Kitty thingies

Imagine my delight when I received an invite to the launch of the Hello Kitty Collection of Lock & Lock at Edsa Shangri-la. No, I wouldn’t pass this up for anything. I may not have a girl for a child but this Hello Kitty-loving little girl in me is giddy over the Sanrio character nonetheless.

Lock & Lock Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty, the world’s most iconic cat-like character, brings a new, cute experience every meal time as Lock&Lock launches its newest LockLock Hello Kitty Collection of food containers and tumblers in the Philippines.

Mention-Worthy Whitening Products

  • Posted on September 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Like it or not, we Filipinas are bombarded with whitening products left and right. It’s as if our life depended on being as fair skinned as possible. They say the caucasians who have colonized our country have left, but guess what, the mentality of fair being “beautiful” has kind of stuck. This is true even for someone who is considerably fair. It’s inevitable. It is kind of the norm. Thus, I more than just find myself hiding under the sun as I slather through thick sunscreen protection but I have also enjoyed using quite a bunch of whitening products.

Who does not love clear, translucent, clean and fair skin, right? Those are essentially my reasons why I play favorites and here’s my list of Top Whitening Products:

1. Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Scrub

When I go to a spa, it was never for a massage that I go for. My hubby is more skilled than any spa therapist who’s ever given me a massage. I go to a spa for the scrub treatment. Ever since Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Scrub, I have practically stopped going to the spa for my longed for body scrub.

2. Flawless Underarm Whitening with Milk Extract

I did not expect laser hair removal was going to cause underarm darkening, so it startled me quite a bit when it did. This product is a wonder product in that I gained my fair skin back in under a week. I love that it has all-natural ingredients and there was no sting in the whitening process.

#AirbrushedLookEveryday with @MaybellinePH Dream Liquid Mousse

  • Posted on September 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

It is always fun to get first dibs to new things. Before we flew down South last weekend, I got a hold of Maybelline’s Dream Liquid Mousse with its Duo Fibre makeup brush! I love the Perfect Airbrush coverage that it claims to be able to deliver. I have never tried airbrush makeup before because of the hefty amount that came with it. Understandably, this new makeup innovation got me all curious.

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse setMaybelline’s Dream Liquid Mousse and Duo Fibre makeup brush

Airbrush Finish

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Classic Ivory

@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

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.

Uratex

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.