Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A'bloom Blossoms at Althea Korea

Something fresh, cute, and insanely irresistible has blossomed at Althea Korea our most trusted K-Beauty source online.  Presenting Althea Korea's newest sprout A'BLOOM

A'bloom Blossoms at Althea Korea

A'Bloom launches not just one, not even 2, but 3 products that are totally loaded with cuteness and so much more.

A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster | A'bloom Meringue Puffs | A'bloom Mask Sheet

A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster

Let start off with the A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster. Honestly, at first, I was wondering if this li'l thing will really work. I tried different facial treatments at facial centers and even at home doing some DIY one thing they have in common PAIN. Ouchie from prickling, squeezing and that super glue like nose strips and mask sheets that always left me teary. No pain no Gain  - right? Here in the Philippines, it is called "Tiis Ganda" all for the sake of having clear and beautiful skin.

A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster for Php200.00
The First Ever Natural BHA Stick with a gentle and effective way of removing blackheads, even whiteheads, and other impurities and also a potent formula that prevents future skin breakouts.

White Willow as Natural BHA, Charcoal for deep cleansing, Apricot Seeds for exfoliation, Tea Tree Leaf Oil for that blam effect are the major ingredients of the BHA Blackhead Blaster.

Forgive me for not posting a selfie while trying out this small but powerful stick. My face is not cooperating lately haha and I got tons of blackheads, whiteheads, dark spots and blemishes and pimples, an indication that I'm super stressed about my birthday month, summer vacay plans that have been going on and off as of planning, plus my mommy mode dilemma that school is about to start again soon, So, hello tuition fee and other bills to pay. This is not a rant :P

This little stick really got your BlackheadsI tried applying it all over my face. Yes, all over my face :P Application was super easy and glides smoothly. I like the apricot seeds in it for an extra power to cleanse my face but not harsh on my skin. It also felt like a balm that was once cool, turned warm and cool again. I don't know if it's just me or whatever but I like it. I rubbed it off and washed with water (much better if warm water for the pores to open up more) and just moments after washing my face, it felt super clean and bright. I was able to see some of the whiteheads hanging off a thread pa! as if they were really evicted! And some are super easy to remove as by just wiping it off with a cotton pad and a toner. I tried it again today, I let it sit a bit longer, rubbed it too and washed it with warm water and its so much better.

Value for Money: Not bad for a Php200 purchase and Yes! for a no ouchie feeling when removing blackheads and other skin impurities. Product Quality and Packaging: I say it's super cute and compact that I can apply and store easily.

A'bloom Fruity Mask Sheet

A'bloom Fruit Mask Sheet in Ac-Me-Peach Php20.00
Moisturizing, Calming, 
and Anti-Microbial
Main Ingredients: Peach, Tea Tree, Fruit, and Basil Extract 

A'bloom Fruit Mask Sheet in Water-Me-Long Php20.00
Moisturizing, Calming, and Anti-Microbial 
Main Ingredients: Watermelon, Lavander and Basil Extract 

A'bloom Fruit Mask Sheet in Sparkle-Me-Bright Php20.00
Moisturizing, Brightening, and Anti-Microbial
Main Ingredients: Lemon, Lime, and other Fruit and Green Tea Extract 
Active Ingredient: Niacinamide for Skin Whitening

A'bloom Fruit Mask Sheet in Avo-Cuddle-Me Php20.00
Anti-Aging, Anti-Microbial, Brightening, and Moisturizing
Main Ingredients: Avocado, Hibiscus and Basil Extract
Active Ingredient: Adenosine fights off wrinkles

Value for Money: Ain't this the most affordable sheet mask ever? And If you were like me who availed the 10+10 promo, it was one crazy sale that I am glad I did not dare miss. Product Quality and Packaging: Cutest Packaging too! Plus, it is packed with 25grams of essence! More than enough to cover your face, neck and for me, I was able to splurge it on my arms and knees! A little drop goes a long way! P.s Very light scent and the sheet is 100% made from a Eucalyptus tree.

Save the Cutest for Last, A'Bloom's Meringue Puffs

A'bloom Giant Meringue Puffs & Mini/Baby Meringue Puffs
A'bloom Baby Meringue Puffs Php140.00

A'bloom Giant Meringue Puffs Php100.00

Cuteness Overload!!! But wait, this adorable puff is not an edible dessert, I think it is safe to say; an eye candy? hahaha The moment I opened the meringue puff box, I can't help myself but to squeeze it on and on and squeal with kilig and happiness!!! This instantly became a destressing puff for me! 

But of course, this little drop of dessert looking puff is meant to be a makeup application tool. Made with a high-density foam that is latex-free and non-toxic materials. Super Safe for Sensitive Skin.  Use this cutesy multi-angled puff for an easy, and fast that can be used wet for a dewy look or dry for full coverage and a matte finish and that it's so easy to use that even makeup beginners like me will have no trouble using this tool.

Value for Money: Just Take My Money!!! This is super cute and multifunctional as a makeup tool and a destressing puff :P Product Quality and Packaging: Again, cuteness overload! and I love that this is made from a good (non-toxic) quality material that is super okey for sensitive skin.

Althea Korea continues to give us the latest updates, trends, and new products straight from Korea. Making fans from the Philippines able to get a hold of their fave KBeauty products and Skincare regimen on fleek!  

Visit Althea Korea and check other items, and the brands they have on their website. Also, don't forget to visit the Sale and Best Seller tabs! Free Shipping for Orders P999.00 up. + COD is already available!

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0 Are you Ready for this Paw-some Party of the Year?

Paw-some Party of The Year:
Celebrating 15 Years of Mouse-terful Storytelling at the Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0

Holey cheese -- the worldwide bestselling children series Geronimo Stilton by Scholastic is celebrating its grand 15th anniversary! Marking the historic occasion, the Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0 is coming to town on May 25, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm at Atrium 1, Level 2, The Podium. So put those party hats on and get ready to have a “mice” time, because everyone is invited!
Exclusive for one day only, the Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0 offers families all around a wholesome experience with plenty whisker-licking-good activities. Kids can bring their inner Picasso in the On-the-Spot Art Contest or stand a chance to win the Cosplay Contest when they come as their favourite Geronimo Stilton character. For a jumping-good-time, kids can spend the afternoon in the Bouncy “Cheeseball” Pit, an inflatable castle ready to be conquered!

Also not to be missed is the Book Discussion of “My Favorite Geronimo Stilton Adventure” for kids to share their own unforgettable Geronimo moments with other fans of the series. Packing a paw-erful punch, the fun continues with Face-Painting, Photo Booth, Parlor Games, and a yummy Snack Bar. The party of the year will also feature a Celebrity Appearance of Geronimo and Thea Stilton in a special musical number, shaking and grooving with their “cheesy” dance moves. As a memento, fans can also get their book copies stamped by Geronimo and The Stilton themselves!

An award-winning Ratitzer Prize author, Geronimo Stilton runs The Rodent’s Gazette, Mouse Island’s most famouse newspaper. Geronimo can be a scaredy mouse at times, but that does not stop his daring escapades across the globe (and other realms too)!  Geronimo writes the Geronimo Stilton series to share his funny adventures with young readers around the world.

Each book is fast-paced, filled with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. Commenting on his book, Geronimo said, “They are whisker-licking good stories, and that's a promise!”; his eyes gleaming with excitement. Plus, it sure makes learning English as enjoyable as chewing off a large chunk of cheese!

The series was first published in 2000 in Italian with the English version being published in 2004 by Scholastic Corporation, and since then has been entertaining children the world over with his amazing adventures. Together with his sister Thea, cousin Trap and nephew Benjamin, Geronimo Stilton exposes kids to different cultures in his quest for the latest scoop. To date, Geronimo Stilton has written seventy-two (72) internationally bestselling books and 7 spin-off series titles all based on his most exciting escapades. His sister Thea also has her own popular books based on her life as a photojournalist!

Paw-some Party of The Year:
Celebrating 15 Years of Mouse-terful Storytelling at the Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0

Don’t miss the paw-some party of the year! To join the Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0, simply present any Geronimo Stilton book purchased from National Book Store, Powerbooks, NBS Express and online at www.nationalbookstore.com; upon registration at the venue. The Geronimo Stilton Convention 2.0 is co-organized by Scholastic Asia, National Book Store, Powerbooks and The Podium. 

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ProtectNow.com : All The Best Insurance Products at Your Fingertips

All The Best Insurance Products in just App

ProtectNow.com is an online platform that will enable users to conveniently compare and select the most ideal insurance products from a comprehensive list provided by some of the country's leading insurance companies.

"We are living in the best of time and in the worst of times with the confluence of technological advancements and natural disasters. With ProtectNow.com, Filipinos have the power to compare and personalize their insurance plan according to the coverage that they can afford and the insurance company that they prepare," said Jonathan Batangan, PJLI Insurance Group head during the website's launch at the New World Makati Hotel.

With this, users easily compare a full range of vehicle, home, travel, and personal accident insurance products, in a few taps and for free. The product listing can be accessed easily and customizable depending on your budget and needs.

ProtectNow.com: All The Best Insurance Products in just App

This also allows users to take full control of their policies with their own insurance dashboard. Monitoring their insurance policies and transactions and file and submit documents for insurance claims is not an issue. Real-time chat and help desk connects users to insurance analyst in a breeze.

Payment of premiums via the website is convenient and hassle-free. Customers can simply choose to pay through PayPal or at any of close to 2,500 branches of Cebuana Lhuillier's nationwide.

The website will soon cater to a global market and for every insurance policy availed, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to OurHelp.com, an online platform that provides insurance for free to those who cannot afford to pay for insurance coverage.

For more information, please visit www.protectnow.com or email at support@protectnow.com

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Who Will Be The Next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?

Close to 800,000 applications were received for the  Search for the Happiest Pinoy 2019 and are now down to the Top 10 Category Winners. Who will win and takes home the Php1Million Pesos?

Who will be the next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?

In the last few months, the biggest edition of the Cebuana Lhuillier Search for the Happiest Pinoy has now come down to 10 individuals who are already winners in their respective categories namely:

Who will be the next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?
Khaye Celine Maggay

Who will be the next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?
Francisca Tumampil 
Senior Citizens

Who will be the next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?
 Jayson Dela Fuente 
Persons with Disabilities

Who will be the next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?
Hercules Soringa 
Manggagawang Pinoy
Who will be the next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?
Zaldy Bueno 

Who will be the next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?
Rodrigo Roble Jr.
 Lingkod Bayan

Who will be the next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?
Fortunato Januto
Who will be the next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?
Mark David Cerezo 

Who will be the next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?
Alfred Santos 

Who will be the next Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner?
LeovyJohn Terrado 

Each of them receives P50,000 and will go through a panel interview to determine this year's Happiest Pinoy Grand Winner that will bag the P1 Million cash prize tax-free.

The Panel of Judges
Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya
Rock Education Project Inc. founder Gang Badoy Capati
EnterPh co-founder and motivational speaker RJ Ledesma
TV host, journalist, and online influencer James Deakin
Morning show tv host Love Anover-Lianko
The Apprentice Asia winner Jonathan Yabut

and Happiest Pinoy Previous Grand Winners 
Winston Maxino, Rommel Arellano, and Richardson Navor.

The Search for the Happiest Pinoy is an advocacy program of the country’s largest micro-financial services company, Cebuana Lhuillier. To celebrate the values of optimism, resilience, and hope as it aims to find a Filipino who has a positive outlook in life, was able to rise above life’s challenges and had a positive impact in the lives of others.

“Filipinos are one of the most resilient people in the world, facing life’s challenges with optimism, faith, and a can-do attitude. At Cebuana Lhuillier, we believe that this should be recognized and encouraged at all times,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier President, and CEO.

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Travel Must-Haves for the Mommy Blogger in Me!

My first aid kit with Foskina is always with me!

Mother's Day is just around the corner, few more days till we give tribute to the Queen of our lives. I already had a simple treat planned for my mom. And it is super true na mas maiintindihan mo lang ang tunay na kahulugan at sakripisyo ng isang ina pag ikaw na mismo ang naging ito. 

Gaya ng paulit ulit kong sinasabi... Buong pagkatao mo ang masusubok sa pagiging Nanay. Uunahin ang lahat lalo na ang pamilya, lalong lalo na ang mga anak at kadalasan panghuli na lamang isinasaalang-alang ang sarili.

Safety First ang isa sa mga pinaka unang motto nating mga Momshies, Inays, Mama, at Nanay. Alam nyo ba na sa kada Family trip namen ay may dala akong sangkaterbang baong snacks, tubig, bluetooth speakers, favorite toy ni bunso, and comfy pillow ni kuya, at ang favorite candy ni ate + and di maiiwang wet wipes at first aid kit. Hahahaha so much for the "Travel Light" keme na yan, Yes medyo hindi ako sanay, dahil "Pag nanay ka, dala mo ang buong buhay mo sa bag mo." 

And this attitude, dala ko kahit I'm going to travel alone for my work. Dala ang pagiging nanay kahit saan. On my recent workcation in Western Visayas, here are some of the things that I brought with me.

Mommy / Travel  Blogger Must-Haves
Brought with me my crew, este my blogging gadgets and gizmos a' plenty, Starting off with my Go Pro Hero 6 and Joby tripod,  My ever reliable mobile phone from ASUS - Zenfone Max M2 na super ok ang battery life! My Canon SLR na kasa-kasama ko since I started blogging, My Samsung Laptop, and makeup from Althea Korea feat. Rire Cosmetics also with my Travel-size Makeup Brushes from RealTechniques.

Mommy / Travel  Blogger Must-Haves
And since summertime is still here, kaliwa't kanan ang summer camp ng kiddos! Chloe went for a series of sports clinic camp and kids cooking workshop recently. 

It was a fun-filled day with awesome activities. Super fun talaga na di maalala ni Chloe san nya nakuha yung small cut sa arm nya. 

Napansin ko lang nya magpa-picture sa'kin - may reddish pink mark sa arm nya! At first, I thought lipstick stain lang or a wet paint but when I look closer may maliit na cut. 

P.s. Di po sya naiiyak. Natatwa po sya :P
Kasi di nya maalala saan sya nasugatan.

We went to the first aid station and had her wound cleaned and treated for first aid and of course, she asked me to fix it cause she knows the drill - for a mommy like me - Foskina is a must!

Mabuti na alng at lagi kong dala ang wound care kit for first aid na ito.

So whenever I'm on mommy mode, travel blogger mode, or in between...
My first aid kit with Foskina is always with me!

#FoskinaPH #AskMommyFixIt

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Michael Harris Lim, PH Barista Champion Builds a Coffee School for the Filipinos

(L-R) Ms. Myrna Pablo - Regional Director DTI-CAR Regional Office, Mr. Michael Harris Lim, 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion, and the first Filipino to make it to the semi-finals of the World Barista Championship in Boston, USA, and Ms. Venus Tan Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer (TPB - COO) during the grand launch of Institute for Coffee Excellence in Mandaluyong City last May 3, 2019

Philippine Barista Champion Builds a Coffee School for the Filipinos

Michael Harris Lim, the 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion and the first Filipino to make it to the semi-finals of the World Barista Championship in Boston, USA, opens the Institute for Coffee Excellence, an educational institution committed to developing a variety of educational initiatives that focuses on instilling positive values that will help grow and excel as coffee professionals.
Mr. Michael Harris Lim
2019 Philippine National Barista Champion, and the first Filipino to make it to the semi-finals of the World Barista Championship in Boston, USA
Harris envisions the institute as an instrument in fostering a community that works together for total sustainability to achieve the ultimate goal of having an increasingly steady food and coffee security for the Philippines and for the future generations to come. 
Mr. Michael Harris Lim at the Grand Launch of Institute for Coffee Excellence
“The transformation of a community begins with education. In the case of our coffee community, I believe we would have to start by empowering our farmers and baristas with the knowledge, values, and passion to work towards a beautiful coffee future" 
Ms. Venus Tan Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer (TPB - COO)
Ms. Myrna Pablo - Regional Director DTI-CAR Regional Office
Guests were able to explore the Institute and experiences to taste the flavor of Benguet coffee products.

On this photo, Barista shows how to prepare Itogon Coffee  in three ways:
1. Itogon Coffee CO2 Flushed
2. Itogon Coffee Natural Process, and
3. Itogon  Nitro Flushed with Champagne Yeast

Itogon Coffee Nitro Flush Flavor Passon Fruit, Rice Tea, Brown Sugar.  The Natural process comes with flavors of Caramel, Peanuts, Pineapple, Peach. And, The CO2 Flushed Flavor comes with Herbs, Oolong Tea, and Lime.
We're so happy to be the first to taste these three flavors and they're all taste good with distinction when it comes to their flavors.

Mr. Michael Harris Lim and the Barista of the Institute for Coffee Excellence

Ms. Venus Tan Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer (TPB - COO)
Prior to his participation in the national and world competitions, Harris makes vigorous effort in extending a helping hand to the thriving coffee industry as a social entrepreneur. While he actively supports coffee-producing communities in Benguet through the platforms he built such as the Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence (FSCE) and The Giving CafĂ©, his eagerness to create greater initiatives that will benefit the local industry never ceased. 
Mr. Michael Harris Lim and Ms. Myrna Pablo, together with community/farmers from the province of Benguet
Driving his inspiration from the members of the coffee community, he's also aiming to make the Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence as the country’s National Body licensed by World Coffee Events to hold the next competitions in 2020. 

To know more about the Institute for Coffee Excellence, visit, coffeeexcellence.org.

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