Monday, May 2, 2016

Shift from Prepaid to Postpaid and Get a Chance to Fly to Palawan with Globe myStarter Postpaid Plan

I'd be lying if I said that being a pregnant WAHM with a big Buddha belly, while running a blog and photo-video business was easy. But seriously, nothing worth having ever comes easy. That is why using my mobile devices is an important part of my daily life. I have 3 phones with 3 different prepaid numbers; one for personal use, one for business and a spare.

That being said, I'm pretty sure you know how hard it is to run out of load. Because, if you ask me, a cellphone without load is like a relationship without trust, all you can do is play games. And hey, I'm no player and I have no time to fiddle around especially when I need to reload at the worst times. Hugot aside, some may view this as just another situation of being disconnected with the world.

Consequently, I quietly panic every time I run out of load and I need to connect and say "E.T. phone home," or when I need to call my hubby in case of emergency. Or, at times when I need to answer emails from clients, update my blog and social networking sites, or even when it's coding and I need to get Uber/ Grab. I found this quite a bit of a hassle because I can't be bothered to buy prepaid load every once in a while, and the last thing I want is to suffer from burnout.

I'm also approached by cell phone sales representatives who go to extraordinary length to persuade me in signing up for postpaid plans that's under a monthly 999 pesos, which up to now can still be quite steep for me (yaaas, I'm kuripot like that) and I'm worried of getting bill shock. Plus, the hassle of having a new number and updating everyone on my phonebook.

Yes, I'm ready to move to postpaid, but no, I don't want to change my mobile number for the nth time. Basically, I think it is one of the basic challenges when upgrading to a postpaid plan. A good question to ask yourself is: "Will upgrading to postpaid plans make things easier for me and help me grow my business?"

It's hard to decide though because I always think about the best option, but sometimes choosing the best happens from doing less. Remember, less is more. So do I have to keep all 3 numbers? Not anymore.

I do know better now. I found out that Globe has introduced another game changing service by conveniently allowing prepaid customers to use their mobile numbers even as they move to a postpaid plan - the all-in-one budget friendly Globe MyStarter plan. Now, I can turn my prepaid number into a postpaid plan! Plus, I get to keep my prepaid mobile number and it is, of course, perfection.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Giveaway Alert: Win Lux Soft Touch Gift Packs

Hello, lovelies! Now that I'm in the third trimester, I love to be pampered with a wee bit of girly yet simple indulgences. This is why a luxurious perfume shower with Lux bath soap is one of my favorite moments of the day. It’s that little bit of “me time” that gives me 20 uninterrupted minutes of solitude and gloriously floral hug. 

However, whenever I drop the soap on the floor, it's as if it no longer exists to me. #PregnancyProblems No, seriously, with my big Buddha belly, I have a serious problem with bending and picking things up. 

LUX Soft Touch Moisturizing Body Wash(P55 for 100ml, P120 for 250ml)
Thankfully, Lux Soft Touch Moisturizing Body Wash came along and it all got better. Not able to pick things up easily, it's an easier and better option because it comes in a sleek plastic bottle with a press on cap. Easy peasy! Now that makes it the real star of my bathing experience and it serves no purpose but to pamper.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Science Proves the Healing Power of Vaseline

Mmm, summer. It literally breaks your heart and can actually dehydrate your skin, says Science. Bad news for those who love staying out in the sun and for hormonal and pregnant moms like me.

Actually, I'm feeling a bit reptilian these days, and apparently, a dry, flaky, and sometimes itchy tissue that now covers my body has taken over where my skin used to be. According to my dermatologist, the skin is exposed to factors that can damage and dry it out that may lead to Xerosis (pronounced "zeer-o-sis" and in layman's term, abnormally dry skin.) From hot showers, air-conditioned rooms, to the heat and pollution during one’s daily commute, skin is stripped off of its natural hydration and moisture.

Good thing I received my very own Vaseline kit to witness the healing power of Vaseline Body Lotion. Of course, it's important to note that Vaseline aims to make it easy for women to replenish the skin’s moisture by infusing what is known as a wonder ingredient into their new Vaseline body lotions.  If you, like me, appreciate a good mind-blowing fact, then this is something you'd like to try and see for yourself.

Can you guess what is the wonder ingredient which can now be found in the New Vaseline Deep Restore lotion & Vaseline Instant Fair Lotion? Well, it's the good old Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, an important staple in all households and despite all of the new products in the market, its popularity still reigns strong because of its healing properties and outstanding skin benefits. It's a do-it-all product that can heal burns, rashes, chapped skin, cuts, bruises, and more. 

For this experiment, see how moisture is retained on leaves where Vaseline Lotion is applied, thus keeping them lustrous and moisturized. The other batch of leaves, on the other hand, were not applied with lotion, thus causing them to be dry and brittle.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Creative Ways To Rock Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Loopholes

You probably already know that a pair of Chucks is a closet essential. It goes with everything, and is likely the item with the most potential for outfit/OOTD versatility. But if you're a mom like me who's struggling with styling a daughter who doesn't want to look like everyone else, take a look at some of the creative ways down below that prove that a pair of Chucks can be a whole lot more fun, comfier and cooler than ever.

We attended the launch of the all-new Kids Chuck Taylor All Star Loopholes collection for girls
yesterday at Jumpyard, the first and largest trampoline parks in the Philippines. Its high-flying, adrenaline-rushing attractions gave us a one-of-a-kind experience as we discovered the amazing world of Chuck Taylor All Star Loopholes.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Brand Launch: Meet Joie and Get a Chance to Win a Gemm Car Seat

I'm 32 weeks pregnant and I'm headed for the home stretch! Only 5 more weeks until I'm "full term" ... Whoa! :) I feel constant pressure down low, so I think my baby boy has dropped (or maybe he's just getting heavy). I'm starting to huff and puff, but I'm taking it slow especially when it comes to my pregnancy shopping checklist, an essential list of everything I need to buy for my baby, including clothes, bedding, pushchairs, prams and car seats. Nothing about shopping with a big belly screams “easy.” Seriously.

However, on most "happy preggo" days, I must say that the nesting instinct in much stronger this time around. You know, that an uncontrollable urge to clean and organize the house, while getting things ready for baby, so I'm taking advantage of that burst of energy to buy a few things for my baby one baby kick at a time.

I was able to buy the basic stuff like newborn clothes, feeding supplies, crib, recliner/ breastfeeding chair but I have yet to find a car seat and stroller. I was already planning on getting a lower end stroller and car seat that has good customer reviews (we already had one before which is awesome, but I already gave it away a few years ago).

For us, moms, we go above and beyond when it comes to getting the best baby gears for our babies because we believe that our little munchkins only deserve nothing but simply brilliant.

Good thing I just happened to receive an invite from this new brand, Europlay Distributor Co. Inc., in cooperation with Baby Company and Smart Parenting, to an exciting celebration in ‘Meet
Joie Brand Launch’ on April 16, 2016 at The Concourse SM Makati.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Catch Disney Channel's TV Series, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar on April 17

I'm so glad we were invited to the Preview Screening of the new Disney TV series, The Lion Guard, at Toby's Estate, Whitespace Manila, Makati City. Maia's favorite character is Fuli, a confident cheetah who is one of the fastest runners and the Lion Guard’s only female members. According to Maia, her fave catchphrase is "Huwezi," which means "You can't (catch me)" in Swahili!

Disney’s breathtaking visual spectacle and epic storytelling of “The Lion King” continues with “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,” a television movie event that premiered 20 March, 11am on Disney Channel in Southeast Asia.
The movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of The Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. The movie leads into “The Lion Guard” television series, which will premiere on 17 April, 8.30am on Disney Channel.

#CalpolMakeNoMistake: Make No Mistake When Treating your Child's Pain and Fever with Paracetamol Calpol

Being a mom is the biggest and most challenging endeavor I have ever been blessed with in my journey as a parent. But as they say, parenting is not for the faint of  heart. It can be quite tough and mishaps happen, such as mismatched socks, oversized clothes, sticky floors, messy meals, accidental phone photos and awkward sleeping positions.

I bet you've made those parenting boo-boos too. Don't worry, we all do! Besides, life is too short to waste time matching socks. Haha

So to all my fellow mamas who's having a rough day for making one or two of these parenting mistakes, a rough day does not make you a bad mom. Remember that. :)