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.


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.

Monday, June 6, 2016

#KaEatSaanSarap with the New 555 Tuna Rice

Tuna and rice? Yes, please! :)

I found a new lunch time idea that is both delicious and convenient.. and that is none other than the new 555 Tuna Rice! Delicious tuna and rice meals you can eat Ka-Eat saan, Ka-Eat kailan! Indeed, it's a whole lata love!

Perfect for those peeps on-the-go who always feel hungry when traveling, or for those who are always craving for rice and ulam meals with that delicious and filling home-cooked taste, giving you the energy for all that walking, sight-seeing, and exploring!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Giveaway Alert: Win a Belo Baby Gift Pack and Get your Baby Belo-fied

My aunt works at the supermarket near our house, and I find myself there a lot (ah groceries, they always call me) and I also find myself knowing a new brand of baby products that I truly love and trust for my daughter's delicate skin. Now, I can proudly say that only Belo Baby touches my baby's skin.

From the first time I watched this super cute  “Journey” video, I have started using Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash, soap and lotion on my daughter and it feels great on her skin! I also love the scent and the gentleness of the ingredients that moisturize and nourish her skin. Plus, I love the fact that it is made of 100% certified natural ingredients and has 0% harmful chemicals. And that, my friend, is the Belo Baby Guarantee.

Unlike the common touch of other baby products, Belo Baby provides a safer alternative. It is crafted with care for the most delicate skin, for the most meticulous moms.  Because it is natural, gentle, and soft, it is suitable for all skin types especially the delicate and sensitive skin of  our little cutie pies!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ipanema Perfect Pair Launches Newest Collection with Gerald Anderson

I don't know about you but sometimes, finding the perfect pair can be a bit annoying. However, when you find the right pair, it's love at first sight. Just how Gerald Anderson found his perfect pair.

In the meantime, let me do the "sole" searching for you. Last weekend, Ipanema – the fun, chic, and colorful Brazilian made sandals and flip flops – presented its newest collection in a  romance-themed  event dubbed the Ipanema Perfect Pair  with the the handsome actor, Gerald Anderson, at the Trinoma Activity Center!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

McDonald’s Burger McDo Just Got Better

Good news! Burger McDo fans rejoice!

The new and improved Burger McDo is now made with beefier and juicier patty, tastier and sweeter sauce, and sandwiched in a soft bun. Like you, it has also changed and evolved over time.