Monday, July 4, 2016

Robinsons Supermarket Celebrates 3rd Freshtival 2016

A fully stocked or replenished fridge is the ultimate sign of adulthood. Also, my mom told me that you know you're getting older when you enjoy grocery shopping. Yay or nay? If nay, what is?

Well, I say Yay! If I could go grocery shopping everyday, I would. I went to Robinsons Supermarket last weekend and look what they have in store for you each day of the week. So much fun I'm going grocery shopping every single day. :)

Robinsons Supermarket celebrates 3rd Freshtival 2016. This celebration compliments Robinsons Supermarkets’ Route To Wellness campaign, a year-long celebration that encourages shoppers to choose more fresh items for a healthier lifestyle this year. For the month of July, check out these daily amazing deals and exciting offers. Each day of the week is dedicated to a particular section:
  • Meaty Mondays
  • Poultry Galore Tuesdays
  • Fresh Pick Wednesdays
  • Deli Delight Thursdays
  • Fresh Dairy Fridays
  • Oven Fresh Saturdays
  • Seafood Sunday Specials

It's Poultry Galore Tuesday at Robinsons Supermarket! I bought Magnolia Smartpack Chicken Wings and cooked fried chicken for my daily loves! Now, I'm so ready for Fresh Pick Wednesday! Yay!

Enjoy amazing deals for the whole month of July and discover fresh shopping at Robinsons Supermarket.

If you want to know more about their Route to Wellness campaign for 2016, visit FB: IG: @robsupermarket


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Meet Kathryn Bernardo & Julia Montes and #ColorYourMood with Freshlook & Air Optix Colors

Want to meet the new eye-bassadors, Kathryn Bernardo & Julia Montes, this weekend? Simply buy 2 pairs from Freshlook or Air Optix Colors at any leading optical shop and present the receipt at our registration booth on July 10 at Robinsons Ermita!

Alcon, a global leader in Eyecare, would like to invite everyone to witness the launch of Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes as the ambassadors of AIR OPTIX® Colors and FreshLook® Colors. This is happening on July 10, 2016, Sunday, 2:00pm onwards at the Robinsons Ermita Activity Center.

Freshlook and Air Optix Colors users can gain FREE access to the special event by showing an official receipt with a minimum purchase of 2 pairs of contact lenses dated July 4 to July 10 at the registration booth as early as 10:00am on July 10. The first 400 to register will get to partake in activities such as free contact lens trials, photobooth, body art and have a photo opportunity with Kathryn and Julia. Freshlook and Air Optix Colors will also be giving away gifts and prizes during the big event.

To know more about Freshlook  and Air Optix Colors,  like Freshlook Contact Lenses Philippines & Air Optix Colors Philippines on Facebook.  Visit their websites;

Freshlook :
Air Optix Colors:

The event will go LIVE on July 10 so subscribe to their page as early as today.  You can also follow them on Instagram : @FreshlookPh & @AirOptixPh for updates! See you there!


Friday, July 1, 2016

Why Oilatum’s New Soothe and Protect Baby Line Needs to Become a Part of Your List of Baby Essentials ASAP

And that right there is proof that I finally had my miracle baby after miscarriage, my rainbow baby. If I didn't have an emergency C-section, my son would not be with me now and that, I cannot imagine. He is beautiful in every way — my own little miracle of life and of love.

I am thankful every single day that what was once a heartbeat so weak and nearly gone with an initial APGAR score of 2 is now a one-month-old baby boy and he is, of course, strong, adorable and fierce. And by fierce, I mean will-cry-and-scream-if-he-doesn’t-get-what-he-wants kind of fierce. He also takes (really) long naps with 3-5 hour stretches, usually waking up 2-3 times at night. 

I wish I could slow down time. A month has just flown by like that and before I know it, his tiny hands and feet won’t be this tiny anymore. :( I’m going to go kiss him a million times right now. *clingymommy*

He is 1 month old today and I've never been more happy and tired in my life. Sure, I've heard the advice: Nap when baby naps. But the reality is that most days I worry more than ever before.

Also, as I write this, I'm battling the temptation to eat another slice of his cake while trying to google why my baby's skin is so dry.  So here's what I find via Google: A baby’s skin is just developing, the layers are thinner, more delicate and more susceptible to external irritants. That's why it's important to protect and maintain a baby’s healthy skin, and moms must need to break the Dry Skin Cycle.

Like other moms, my baby's comfort is my topmost concern, and once his delicate skin starts to act up and the itching spell begins, I can only cry with him at his discomfort, distress and out of sheer helplessness.  Some level of dryness and irritation of skin are tolerable (albeit annoying) for everyday, but for moms like me, it can get frustrating and heartbreaking whenever my baby’s skin starts to show dryness and irritation.

With external aggressors present – pollution, dust, and irritants – moms cannot help but worry.  Especially when we take tons of snaps of our baby's body parts, maintaining our baby's skin skin soft and moisturized is of paramount importance— which is why I've decided to put  a new range of products to the test. Plus, I'm sharing why it needs to become a part of your baby's essentials list ASAP.

Aside from knowing that our baby's skin needs to be cared for, soothed and protected everyday, there's a part of me that thinks I sorta know what's the best product to use for my baby's soft and delicate skin. And that's Oilatum soap that was prescribed by my daughter's pediatrician and she has used it since she was a baby.

I will be the first to tell anyone that it is a godsend for dry skin woes. My baby's skin is so sensitive that when I see redness, I really can't use anything that contains chemicals. The Oilatum soap helps battle dry skin — for real!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

McDonald’s Treats Dads to Free Chicken McDo on Father’s Day

Today, Maia's dad received a McDonald’s Chicken McDo surprise treat that beats all surprises that he has ever been given.

I let Maia write "Thank you" notes and the many reasons why she wants to thank her dad. As for me, I have countless reasons to thank him on Father’s Day –  for going the extra mile to make us laugh, for dedicating his life to me and our little family, for relieving me of the hardship of pregnancy, the indescribable pain of labor, and the trials of motherhood, for the sleepless nights spent taking care of our baby and changing diaper, and for the secret fries and sundae treat with Maia when I was away. As if being a mom to our kids wasn't rewarding enough, it made me realize how lucky I am to be with someone who acknowledges the sacrifices that women make to bear and raise their children. For all his hard work and loving care, he deserves this one day in a year to take it easy and just relax.

All dads out there deserve some quality time with the whole fambam on Father’s Day. And sometimes, all it takes is a good meal with the family and a heap of thank you notes to remind dad that he's doing a great job. That is why McDonald’s treats dads to a free 1pc Chicken McDo for every Happy Meal purchase on June 19, 3-5PM.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Product Review: Pure Marula Oil

I've been using Marula oil, a truly luxurious face oil from John Paul Selects. and swapped it for the other branded sunscreen products in my regular beauty routine.  I love how wonderful it made my skin feel, and it instantly absorbs into the skin. Plus, it leaves it moist and glowing. So if  you're looking for an all-natural protection, this works like a charm.

Unlike other sunscreen products that may contain toxic substances that are harmful for your skin, Pure Marula Oil is completely free of preservatives, synthetics and parabens. It is made from 99% marula oil that provides superior and longer lasting hydration for your skin and 1% blend of natural essential oils that give a light and natural scent. Ideal for skin hydration and restoration,
Pure Marula Oil has 60% more antioxidants than Argan Oil and is more powerful in fighting free radicals that cause pre-mature skin aging. Its high content of fatty acids like Omega 6 & 9 also makes for a superior anti-aging treatment that plump up skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines.Pure Marula Oil is also best for treating sunburn and soothing skin redness, swelling and irritation. Packed with healing and reparative ingredients, it penetrates quickly into skin without leaving residue.

What I love about Pure Marula Oil:

  • Satiny, matte finish of Pure Marula Oil makes for a great make-up primer. Ideal for all skin types, Pure Marula Oil works well even if you have very oily skin. 
  • Fast-absorbing, super-hydrating, and no breakouts.
  • Non-comedogenic and does not result in clogged and enlarged pores, minimizing the greasy look and after-feel especially in the sweltering heat.
  • Has high   antioxidant   level,   lightning-fast   absorption,   and satin   finish.
  • Has the lightest delicate essential oil scent, like a combination of lavender and citrus.
  • Ultimate, all-natural multi-benefit age-defyer and sun protection essential. 

You can use Pure Marula Oil as part of your daily sun protection and rehydration treatment for your face and  body. For  best   results, apply it  every day and night  or  frequently as needed. It can also be used as product booster. Simply add 2-3 drops of Pure Marula Oil to your cleanser, beauty mask and foundation to boost their skincare benefits.

Use it before and after basking in the sun and you’ll never worry about sun damage and premature skin aging ever again! Get your very own Pure Marula Oil at the beauty section of the SM Stores in SM Aura, SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa and SM Mall of Asia today.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Jollibee Ignites #PinoyAndProud Spirit

Jollibee, the nation’s number one fastfood chain, threw the biggest, star-studded Independence Day celebration last June 11, 2016 at the Metrotent in Pasig City. The mega-event brought together world-class Pinoy talent for a grand salubong of the 118th anniversary of national independence.

The Jollibee #PinoyAndProud: 2016 Independence Day Celebration and Countdown was a resounding success, thanks to the incredible performances from the brightest OPM stars, including Sarah Geronimo, Darren Espanto, KZ Tandingan, Lyka Gairanod, Darlene Vibares, JK Labajo, Itchyworms, and Spongecola. Celebrity endorsers Jodi Sta. Maria and son Thirdy, Zoren and Carmina Legaspi with their twins Mavi and Cassy, also joined the Jollibee family in counting down to the first moments of this year’s Independence Day.

There’s still plenty of ways to celebrate the sarap at saya throughout June. Embrace and show off your #PinoyAndProud spirit with these Jollibee freedom month exclusives!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Back-to-School Shopping at SM Stationery

Yay! It’s back-to-school season again! Are you all set for back-to-school rush? Classes will officially start in a few weeks, but it's never too late to think about back-to-school shopping. I understand there seems to be no easy way to think of shopping for school supplies. It's a tough job but someone's gotta do it. :)

This time of year can be very stressful for most parents. Obviously, the cost can be astronomical and it can wreak havoc on our wallets. Between the punishingly high tuition fee, backpacks, shoes, basic school supplies and uniforms, the expenses add up quickly.

Got some ideas that will help keep everyone's sanity intact? Well, one way to save is to shop as early as possible to take advantage of the back-to-school sales, for us to avoid the back-to-school blues. And if you want stress-free shopping, there is only one place to go to..

Stationery at the SM Store.

Why SM Stationery, you ask? Because, "here at SM, we've got it all for you" and though there are still a throng of shoppers wiggling their way through, it’s considerably more convenient to shop at the SM Store because it is easier to spot the items you need and it brings a whole new meaning to back-to-school shopping.

Well, I am getting exhausted just thinking of books & notebooks I have to cover but as an OC mom, I take back-to-school shopping seriously. That's why I'm glad I was able to squeeze in a few hours to shop for school supplies with my daughter at SM Stationery in SM North Edsa last weekend.