Saturday, November 26, 2011

OFF! Top Moms Tea Party

Hey mom! Are you a top mom?

Well if you're not afraid to ask questions, more inquisitive than others and if you always think of what's best for your family, then you really are a TOP MOM!

When it comes to being a mom, everything else is a far second. As a top mom, I always want to be on top of things when raising my daughter. But even the best moms need all the help they can get to meet their never ending demands and challenges of motherhood.

That said, I have been lucky enough to be invited at the OFF! Top Moms Tea Party that was held yesterday at Lemuria Restaurant. I've met the Mom experts and other top moms wherein we learned more about being a Top Mom, while our little tots were busy doing a lot of exciting activities and games.

Meet Top Moms, your new online partner in mommy matters where you'll find the Top Mom Bloggers. Read Top Moms blogs packed with useful advice, not only about raising your kids and taking care of your family, but also enriching your life both as a woman and a mom.

Meet the Mom Experts. Dr. Anna Vasquez is a psychiatrist who is passionate about raising her kids as she is about her profession, while Dr. Empress Villapando is a pediatrician and an all-around mom who shares her expertise in child rearing as a host on ABC 5's Alagang Kapatid and as a resource speaker for Moms Today magazine.

This is also a chance for us to try the clean feel experience of the new OFF! Clean Feel Lotion. I've been using OFF! soft and scented (the pink one) because it smells good on my skin and it doesn't give a horrible greasy, sticky feel. So I'm quite excited to try this new product from OFF! because they say it effectively repels mosquitoes for up to 4 hours and comes in a light formula that’s perfect for my kid and the whole family!

I enjoy playing with Maia in the playground but I always worry about the skeeters lurking in that area. Though the guards say it is sprayed regularly, I still want to make sure she's protected. Seriously though, I really hate mosquitoes and I've always wished them gone and even wish they can just suck fats instead of blood. LOL I t drives me nuts whenever I see red dots and pesky mosquito bites on Maia's skin. So I always make sure she uses OFF! lotion everytime she plays at the playground or even when she hangs out in the clubhouse with her lil BFF's. I actually tried it last night and it was soooper! Clean feel for real! You will never ever go wrong with OFF!
So is there anything we can put on our kids to ward off and keep the mosquitoes away, and keep 'em hyper happy?

Definitely yes! Top Moms like us are better off with OFF! Clean Feel because it protects our kids from mosquitoes! Believe me, it really works. I'm not on their payroll but OFF! lotion is seriously the best! :)

Btw, you can also share some great photos with your kids on their site. Who knows, your photo might be Top Mom's pick of the week and win an OFF! Mommy Survival kit! The kit looks so cute! Or you can try answering the online quiz, "What Kind of Top Mom are you?" and find out what you're doing well, and where there's room for improvement. As for me, I got mostly A's and B's which means I can be a devoted mom and can sometimes be a discerning top mom or I can be anything in between!

Needless to say, (but I'm still gonna say it anyway) Top Moms are always thinking about what's best for their families. That's why it's important to see what other moms are up to and learn from their experiences. So for moms out there, why don;t you give it a whirl and join Top Moms today and who knows, you might gain new friends in the process.

This is me with the kids and other gorgeous Top Moms, Ces and OFF Brand Ambassador, Suzi Entrata-Abrera. I'm really grateful to meet them and I'm thankful to God for moms everywhere. It's simply amazing how moms say the right things at the right time. And I'm so proud to be a Top Mom. :)

Check out Top Moms' website HERE.

Friday, November 25, 2011

BUM's Reveal your Dark Side Grand Fashion Show

Everybody has a dark side and I'm just glad I've uncovered mines. Our dark side makes us human, that's what makes us who we are. People are all different. You have to appreciate everyone, but you don't have to like everyone.

If you have a story to tell, don’t keep it to yourself. Flaunt and let the world know through fashion. Don't be ashamed to unleash and reveal your dark side and you'll realize that your dark side isn't as bad as Yoda says it is. :) Maybe a short walk on the dark side is where you'll find your light... and maybe, just maybe, that's exactly where you'll shine.

Local clothing brand BUM brings the Cosplay trend to the fore with a one-of-a-kind fashion show at the SM Mall of Asia.

This has been the youth’s battle-cry these days. Not only are they daring, wearing their colors on their sleeves proudly, they are pushing the envelope when it comes to dressing up, as well. Even the term “costume play” or “cosplay”, which is the act of dressing up as a fictional character inspired from an anime TV series, or a character they idolized, has found its way into the youth’s wardrobe. Cosplay is no longer a style but it has become a “trend” that is normally seen and worn on the streets.

To underscore this “daring” and “experimental” style philosophy, BUM put together a fashion show last November 25 at the Music Hall of the Mall of Asia in Pasay City. Called Reveal Your Darkside, this fashion celebration is the culminating event of an ongoing nationwide contest. Since August 8, BUM has been receiving through its website ( countless entries from young stylistas who want to share the world their passion for the brand and the cosplay trend.
Bea Binene, one of GMA 7’s youngest teen star was one of the models in BUM apparel’s biggest fashion show. As BUM’s latest celebrity endorser, BEA strut the runway wearing the latest Holiday Collection of BUM with “Cosplay” as theme of the show, together with Empress Schuck and Dino Imperial.

Interestingly, the fashion show showcased BUM’s new collection for the Holidays. So Cosplay and BUM fanatics witnessed a one-of-a-kind fashion event that would inspire them to express their angst, passion, and identity more freely through BUM Collections.
There was a special Cosplay contest for the BUM COSPLAY competition wherein cosplayers had their catwalk presentation.

Mall goers enjoyed BUM’s treats as early as 1pm with live games on screen while shoppers played live video games at the Music Hall venue and some even won fab prizes courtesy of the sponsors Netopia Internet CafĂ© and Ideal Vision. More event raffle prizes were given such as NOKIA C1 cellphones, five (5) pieces of P500 GLOBE prepaid loads and BUM gift packs.

Oh and I also took home some loots and got one of these voodoo dolls with scents inside, which is made out of just sack.. sort of like a scarecrow. Now isn't that cute? Go grab one! :D

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