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5 Special Things You Can Do for Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Your mom is a special lady, and she deserves all of the great things in the world because of her love and care of you and your family. So, this Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a cluster of special things from the list of ideas below.

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Breakfast in Bed Never Gets Old

The only difference between the breakfasts then and the breakfasts now is that you are now capable of cooking something awesome for your mom. Skip the cereal. And, instead of opting for toast and simple ingredients, go all out. Use fresh berries to make a compote for a homemade batch of waffles, pancakes, or French toast. Really show your mom how much you care with a good meal, served hot to her bedside. (more…)

The Gift of a Healthy ‘Crowning Glory’ Fit for a Queen this Mother’s Day

Mother's Day for Novuhair

Cliché it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her Nanay, Inay, ‘Nay, Mama, Mommy or simply Mom. She deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood, and possibly for the rest of our lives.

There may be opposing beliefs whether that greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, all the time. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority.

No wonder she’s an epitome of a doting human being that touches everybody’s life. So, it’s but right to honor and return all the favors she has done for us. And what a better way to do this than this Mother’s Day.

Still drooling over the ways on how to spend this time of the year again with her? Well, you may opt for the basics of gift-giving from simple trinkets to expensive items. But take note, your appreciation of her is not equated by the tag price of your present. It’s the thought that counts, as an adage says. (more…)

How Kim Jones Does Summer with Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue #SummerHairExpert

kim jones for cream silk triple expert rescue

Kim Jones shares how to be a #SummerHairExpert, and how vital Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue is in her Summer Essentials.

Summer, being an unavoidable season in our tropical country, we are left but to love (for the most of us, at least) the best of what it has to offer. This includes adventures at the beach, and countless explorations that the beautiful islands across each corner of the Philippines have to offer. Our beaches are so well-loved the world over, and it will be a waste for us not to love our own.

Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue – Kim Jones Approved!

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Watsons “Members Get More” Promo

jen aspacio at the members get more at watsons launch

Shopping for beauty and health products is made even more satisfying as Watsons turned it up a notch for us, with its “Members Get More” campaign.

The Members Get More promo is designed to give us more savings, more points, and more value for our buck in more than 500 Watsons stores nationwide, giving us more reasons to go back to Watsons and avail of more rewards and exclusive privileges, whenever we use our SM Advantage cards.

Watsons Members Get More

More Points, More Savings, More Value for Your Buck

As a regular Watsons shopper myself, I love that I’m entitled to the “members only” promotions that multiply my rewards points, which I use for succeeding purchases. Some purchases like those from the recent Make Your Summer promo, would even qualify me to join eRaffle promotions, where I get a chance to win a trip for four to any of 5 local summer destinations. We also get first dibs, even as we get notified first of  upcoming deals and offers and receive invites to exclusive events! Yay! (more…)

Wanna Earn Cashback for Online Shopping? Try ShopBack

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Through ShopBack, we can earn cash incentives each time we shop.

I don’t know about you, but I cannot be more thrilled with the advent of online shopping. Come to think about it, I might have been shopping online for close to a decade now. For me, nothing beats the convenience of shopping online. Unlike shopping in actual stores, where I tend to impulse more, online shopping allows me to pause, open another tab, browse through actual product user reviews, before I jump right in and click that check-out tab.

Online Shopping

Online shopping is my reliable route to practical and mindful shopping. Getting cashback incentive for things we shop for online is totally icing on my cake! A sweet bonus for us online shoppers, methinks. (more…)

Avon introduces the Newest Skin Breakthrough, Anew Ultimate in Celebration of the Women’s Month

Avon Ultimate the ulitmate skincare for signs of aging

In celebration of the Women’s Month, Avon introduces Anew Ultimate: the newest skin breakthrough to fight the 10 signs of aging.

Avon follows through its commitment to provide women with effective beauty products and champion causes that matter to them.

Avon joins women in commemorating International Women’s Month, as it introduced Anew Ultimate, its latest and revolutionary skincare product to battle against one of women’s dreaded foes: aging. Anew Ultimate is made potent with the exclusive Luxe Masterkey Complex, this new line promises to revitalize aging skin by targeting 10 signs of skin aging within 10 days of use.

Anew Ultimate

Skin Aging

Skin aging is one of the most nagging concerns that women everywhere have to live through. Several uncontrollable factors – from exposure to UV rays to diet choices – can take its toll on the skin, resulting to dryness, unwanted wrinkles, uneven tone, poor texture and color, and sagging. After stringent studies by the Avon Skin Care Institute, Anew Ultimate was created to help women combat these skin concerns.

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The Filipino Videoke Culture

Our love affair for Videoke or Karaoke goes back many generations. It’s a love/hate, really. There is almost not a day that a contact will not rant about a neighbor’s speaker blasting on their videoke session on Facebook. The love affair of Filipinos with music may have a lot to do with our being musically-inclined. It has become our way of life that whether or not we have trained voices, we feel that we have the liberty to just belt out as we wish. It’s a free country, really. But we also need to be considerate. (more…)

Are You Ready? March 31 is World Backup Day!

World-Backup-Day-2017

Did you know that March 31 is World Backup Day?

I don’t know about you, but these days, you do not need to be a blogger to know that you have to get your files backed up. I learned this early on when Yahoo Photos closed down on September 2007. It was three years prior when we discovered the convenience of digital photos. Imagine losing three years of precious photos. It was then that I learned the importance of backing up my files.

Fast forward to 10 years after, the value of backing up has magnified exponentially even as file sizes get larger and larger. While photos then only take up a few hundred KBs, now, with the ever-increasing byte proportions of images due to the innovations of High Definition (HD) technology, each photo has now grown to a file size of 2MB or more.

According to Mylio’s estimates, more than 14 trillion photos will be taken in 2017, basing on a prediction that there will be 7.5 billion people in the world. So multiply 14 trillion photos by 2MB and you’ll get 28 petabytes (28 with 15 zeroes) of photos just this year. An IDC Digital Universe Study said that as of 2011, the amount of information created and replicated will exceed 1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes).

 

World Backup Day

World Backup Day was chosen to be the day before April 1st (April Fools) in order to drive the message that one should backup all those pictures, spreadsheets, love letters, cat pictures, & important financial documents before it’s too late. (more…)

Converse Cons Thunderbolt ’84: Reborn for Comfort #ConverseConsPHxThunderbolt84

Converse Cons Thunderbolt Magenta

Born in running, the original Converse Thunderbolt was designed for speed in 1984. A retro running sneaker re-designed, Converse brought it back with advanced cushioning, because you need something classic and comfortable for hitting the pavement.

It features a suede and nylon combination upper, forefoot and heel rubber pods for traction and an injected unit sole with a Lunarlon drop-in. With its retro star and chevron logo, the Thunderbolt is for those who want to be fast on their feet off the track.

CONVERSE CONS Thunderbolt Magenta

The Converse Cons ’84 Thunderbolt Ultra is available in magenta glow and porpoise for only P3,990.
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Aiko Melendez Wows with a Fit and Fab MomBod

Aiko Melendez for Contours

Aiko Melendez is not only a picture of a fit and fab mom lately, she’s also more than ready to face the world in a whole new light and positive direction.

An absolute stunner at 41, she also proves that it’s never too late to redeem your youth and vibrancy through active lifestyle, balanced diet and a little help from a certified professional who can do wonders for your wellness goals.

Aiko Melendez for Contours

Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting

A masterpiece by Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute Medical Director Claudine Roura who’s famously known as the country’s Vaser Liposcuplture expert, one can’t help but fawn over Aiko’s svelte and proportioned figure. While it’s true that her amazing transformation is a combination of many activities and elements, here are some of the treatments that prove to be everything you may need to help you achieve your dream body that’s worth the second look.  (more…)