Sunday, February 28, 2016

Carrier Split Type Inverter XPower Gold Aircon Review

Hello po!
When you grew up sleeping in an air-conditioned room, then you get to live somewhere with only an electric fan, at one point you will miss the coolness of the former. In fairness to me, I never complained nor asked for an aircon.

But then time came when hubby was ready to buy, because we wanted to replicate the hotel experience and aside from the ultra comfy bed (hoped to buy one but alas, our room is too small), the other feature we love about guesthouses are their aircon and cozying under thick glorious comforter.

Carrier Split Type Inverter Aircon XPower Gold 42CVUR010/38CVUR10 reivew

So we canvassed first to see the available brands and their features and benefits (so many, it was a dilemma), and which store made the lower offer.

I also wanted to obtain one with an anti-mosquito feature but a salesman told me all aircons have this quality. Of course, I found out his words aren't 100% correct because I have slept in air-conditioned rooms and it posed no threat to the determined, hungry lamok.

Carrier 42CVUR010/38CVUR10, Anson.

We ended up buying this Inverter Aircon- Carrier 42CVUR010/38CVUR10 in Anson. Carrier of course is known for their aircon so we have trust in this name. The first modern electrical air conditioning unit was invented in 1902 in Buffalo, New York, America by Willis Carrier.

Carrier Split Type Inverter XPower Gold Aircon Review

Total Cost of Carrier X Power 2 Gold= Php 43, 700

Breakdown: Price of the Aircon unit in spot CASH is 28, 750 plus 3, 450= Php 32, 200 (the price was separated because it's 2 units, one for inside and one outside and they are connected by a hose)
Delivery fee= 0 (We carried it home and did not have it delivered by Anson)
Installation fee= Php 6,000
Wire, Panel Box and Electrician fee= Php 2,000
Optional:
Housing for the Outdoor Unit para iwas nakaw
Welder and Metal= Php 3,500

Carrier Aircon Made in Thailand, Remote Control Made in Malaysia.

carrier aircon made in, price,

Likes-
  • Fast cooling- cools the room within a few seconds
  • Quiet operation- not exactly 100% silent, but noise is minimal
  • Cost efficient- electricity bill did not skyrocket
  • Comes with a warranty of 5 years
Dislikes-
  • EXPENSIVE! Split type aircon costs more than old window type models!!!
  • Problems- for the first five months, we experienced that at times, it won't power on. One night, we tried to turn it on but it won't start. The light on the unit just kept blinking til the morning after. We just decided to push the reset button on the remote control and waddaya know, it worked again. This problem materialized again and again after every 3 weeks. Good thing, it's fixed now after we called the technician.
  • Filter- The major factor that made us (well okay, me, coz my hubby follows what I want) choose this is the healthy-sounding Filter combo of Nano Silver Ginseng and Nano Photo Copper Zinc. Well, after the technician installed the aircon and left, we found these with the manual- 2 pieces of strips that I assumed was the filter. These weren't even a built-in part pala of  the aircon and we had to attach it by ourselves! I was disappointed by how the filter looked- like it was a floor mat.
Nano Silver Ginseng and Nano Photo Copper Zinc.

TIP:
Take advantage of the one FREE professional cleaning.
Clean the filter every week to avoid allergies.
Opt for the highest setting (30 degrees); in that way, you get lesser energy consumption.

Thanks for visiting and reading my review of the Carrier Split Type Inverter Aircon XPower Gold 42CVUR010/38CVUR10! :)

Leiania All Day Glow Kit Review

Hello po!
Here is the second part of my Leiania House of Beauty Series. Let's get to know about Leiania All Day Glow Kit and why this is worth investing on!

Leiania All Day Glow Kit Review
Perfect for your kikay pouch! Convenient when traveling! The All Day Glow Kit is priced at just Php 1,300!

These products are certified organic, vegan, with nourishing and healing natural ingredients, Pinoy made, cruelty-free, and are all sealed (except for the lip and cheek tint).

Leiania House of Beauty 8in1 BB+CC Glow Creme then Rose Pearl Powder all over face, Beet Berry on the lips and cheeks, micellar water,
Mug shot! Charot! Just a simple and natural look achieved with Leiania House of Beauty 8in1 BB+CC Glow Creme then Rose Pearl Powder all over face, Beet Berry on the lips and cheeks, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and mascara. That's all. No edit or filter!

Leiania 8 in 1 BB+CC Glow Creme SPF 30

Description:
Sebum-Control Benefits Cruelty-free
ORGANIC CREME now Beauty Balm
Anti-aging Organic Sunscreen Whitening Effective Coverage
Containing Kakadu Plum and Camu Camu, the highest source of vitamin C available. This is your anti-ageing tinted moisturizer, will give GLOW to the skin, covers imperfections, reduces the appearance of pigmentation spots, smoothens fine lines, firms and plumps the skin and contains SPF 30. Carrot Seed Oil and Zinc Oxide gives gentle, purely natural UVA and UVB sun protection to fight free radicals.

Ingredients:
*Fresh Aloe Vera Extracts, Distilled water infused with *Liquorice, *Olive Leaf & Ginseng Panax, Grapeseed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Mineral Pigments, **Vegetable Emulsifier, *Cetyl Palmitate, **Sorbitan Palmitate, **Sorbitan Olivate, *Camellia Tea Oil, *Raspberry Oil, *Carrot Seed Oil, Sodium Lactate, Kakadu Plum, Carrot Seed Extracts, Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vegetable Glycerine, Phenoxyethanol, Jojoba Oil, Vit E Natural Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Guar Gum, Fresh Greens, Peony, Grapefruit and Vanilla Essence. * ORGANIC INGREDIENTS **ECOCERT APPOVED

Price:
Php 410 for 30ml

8 in 1 BB+CC Glow Creme SPF 30 review

Review:
As the name says, this imparts a glow! Like a tinted moisturizer, it offers light coverage (may need separate concealer for dark undereyes or brown spots) and looks very natural. I also use it as a primer or base for heavier foundation. Blend well and it can suit light to dark skin tones. At first I encountered that it sort of had the eraser shavings effect, so to prevent this it is better that the face is scrubbed (exfoliated) first or don't apply too much amount. Provides long lasting oil control, especially when partnered with the powder. Good even with camera flash. I did not develop pimples with this. The smell is subtle and unique, I cannot distinguish what that scent is actually but it's pleasant.

8 in 1 BB+CC Glow Creme SPF 30 price, ingredients,
L-R: Bare Skin, with the GLOW Creme, with the Rose Pearl Powder.

Leiania Rose Pearl Whitening Eco Organic Face Powder with SPF 20

Description:
An Eco Organic face powder with natural plant oils and mineral sunblock SPF for a safe, healthy way to whiten skin while protecting from sun damage. Arbutin & Pearl extracts will enhance complexion for a radiant glow. Organic Rose petals powder extract is a healthy toning and calming active for the most sensitive skin. Controls oiliness, calms skin irritations, protects from the sun and whitens skin.

Benefits:
protect your skin from heavy metals and other pollutants
protect against the formation of free radicals
trap and remove pollutants
calm and soothe irritated skin
relieve itchy areas
moisturize and hydrate
repair damaged cells
soften your skin
prevent pimples and blackheads

Ingredients:
Please click the picture

Price:
Php 160 for 20g and now comes in a more compact 5g for just Php 80- the right size for your purse!

Rose Pearl Whitening Eco Organic Face Powder with SPF 20 review

Review:
I love this powder! Years ago, I encountered a face powder with glitters. I wanted it but I did not dare buy it from the sidewalk vendor since it was a brandless China compact. So when I opened this, I got so excited! It gives a beautiful sparkle to the skin. You can see among the finely milled flesh colored powder the pure white granules- the pearl extract! I prefer using it with the enclosed cotton puff rather a brush. It also has a sweet orange scent.

Rose Pearl Whitening Eco Organic Face Powder with SPF 20 price, ingredients,

Leiania Beet Berry Lip and Cheek Stain

Ingredients:
*Beetroot Extracts, *Hibiscus Flower Extracts, Vegetable Glycerine, Fresh Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Distilled Water, *Green Tea & 5Rooibos Distillates, Sodium Carbomer, Leuconostoc/ Radish Root Ferment Filtrate. * ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Price:
Php 130 for 5ml
leiania Beet Berry Lip and Cheek Stain review

Review:
Doe foot applicator, liquid (not gel type) tint. This is a good stain for the lips, gives a healthy color. Better for your health instead of chemical laden conventional lippies (wherein some even have high lead content), because when we eat or drink, we tend to ingest also the lipstick or lip product we have on.
However, when I apply this on my cheeks, the color barely shows up.
Suggestion: For it to be sealed too, and for a deeper red color.
leiania Beet Berry Lip and Cheek Stain price,ingredients,
A few dots on the back of my hand to show its color. Almost red-orange.

Leiania Micellar eau de FLEUR Wildcrafted Cleansing & Toning Flower Water

Skin Type:
Normal*Dry*Mature*SENSITIVE*Rosacea Skin*Combination*Oily Skin

Description:
100% Natural 98% Organic and Ecocert. Cleansing & toning organic flower water. Now you can cleanse your face without soap, carry them anywhere, be hydrated & moisturized with a fresh and clean feel. A very gentle and cleansing blend of healing herbs and plants. It is pH balanced to enhance your skin's natural acid mantle and protect its moisture barrier for clean and silky-soft skin. It removes dirt, oils, make-up and dead skin with no harsh detergents, leaving your skin clean, nourished, soft, and a PLUS! – it’s pore minimizing and antiseptic for a clear complexion!

How to use?
Use as a facial cleanse in the morning and even before going to bed. Spray onto face, leave for 1 minute to sink in, then, blot using a cotton pad to clean face. Repeat twice. Maybe used under a moisturizer for a dewy glow, spray onto the skin (face, decolette), wait for 1 minute, then, apply your BB Crème or moisturizer, seals in moisture and hydrates skin. No soap cleanser for all types of skin.

Ingredients:
Flower Hydrosols of *French Lavender,*Hyssop, *Burdock Root, *Calendula Flower, *Great Plantain, *Rosemary, Fresh Aloe Vera Extracts, Aqua, ***Lactobacillis Ferment, Olive Oil Esters, French Lavender Extracts, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Gluconolatone (and) Sodium Benzoate, **Coconut Sugar Ester.
* ORGANIC INGREDIENTS **Ecocert Approved ***REACH Compliant
(Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, is a European
Union regulation dated 18 December 2006})

Price:
Php 600.00 for 100ml

Micellar eau de FLEUR Wildcrafted Cleansing & Toning Flower Water  review

Review:
Micellar Water is the trend now when it comes to makeup removers! No need to rinse off, I pour this into a cotton ball or pad, and wipe over face. It takes away the place of a facial wash and toner, especially good when you feel too tired and just want to hit the sack! But don't forget to brush your teeth first ;) Unlike oily makeup removers, micellar water feels refreshing, clean and light, without greasiness. Smells like sweet orange.
On days when I use makeup, I wash my face with soap, then use this- it takes the place of makeup remover, toner and moisturizer- so no need to use makeup remover BEFORE washing face. Used in removing stubborn mascara and did not harm my lashes. Also good for traveling to pack light- this is cleanser, toner, moisturizer and makeup remover in one.

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So Haggardo Versoza looking face na after malling the whole day. The half face test. Right- still with makeup on. Left- gunk effectively removed with Leiania micellar water.

Leiania House of Beauty has a store at the 2/F Expansion Building, Robinsons Novaliches Mall, Quezon City Philippines.

Please visit:
Leiania website: https://leianiahouseofbeauty.org/
https://www.instagram.com/leiania.houseofbeauty/
https://www.facebook.com/leianiahob/

Thanks for reading! To get your own Leiania beauty goodies, contact 09773563374.
Mode of payment is thru- bank deposit (BDO/ BPI/ Metrobank/ Unionbank), GCash, LBC, Palawan, credit card or Paypal!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

mySlim with Yerba Mate- Detox and Fatburn of Choice

Hello po!
Summer time is upon us and I admit, pictures of me wearing two-piece ain't happening anytime soon!
It's been months, heck, years, from my first Balik-Alindog New Year's Resolution but I haven't shed a pound!

There is this product, called mySlim, modeled by FHM's sexiest Jennylyn Mercado, that I have been seeing in Billboards across EDSA. Is this another one of those dietary supplements (in varieties such as tablets, capsules, or the teas, drinks and energy bars) that promise to yield the best and safest results?

my slim yerba , jennylyn mercado

The difference...
mySlim is the FIRST slimming and detox drink clinically proven to promote safe weight loss for its special YERBA MATE formulation. mySlim is also safe, being FDA approved.

myslim yerba mate drink

About Yerba Mate:
Mr. Wiki says "Yerba mate is a species of the holly family, with the botanical name Ilex paraguariensis A. St.-Hil. named by the French botanist Auguste François César Prouvençal de Saint-Hilaire."

First discovered in Brazil, Yerba Mate was used then as tea. Over the centuries, clinical studies and research proved that it is also an effective weight loss component. It reduces and burns unwanted fat without shedding lean muscle mass!

myslim yerba mate dietary supplement


In addition to Yerba Mate, mySlim is also packed with:
Palatinose- promotes energy for longer periods of time.
Carnipure- reduces the sensation of hunger therefore reducing one’s food intake.

mySlim chose as Brand Ambasssador multi-awarded actress, singer and songwriter Jennylyn Mercado.  They believe she is the perfect image of mySlim’s brand philosophy- strength and value for one’s constant improvement.

myslim yerba mate jennylyn mercado


Vida Nutriscience Incorporated developed mySLim. They are among the leading health and wellness companies in the Philippine market, and the country’s go-to provider of safe, novel and ethical health and wellness products.

This 2016, I want to have the ideal figure by going on a proper diet, exercising and taking mySlim. Being fit and healthy, looking your best, brings empowerment and confidence to take on and achieve your dreams!

Yerba Mate, mySlim is also packed with: Palatinose, Carnipure,

mySlim comes in 2 forms- capsule dietary supplement and strawberry flavored drink, and is available in leading drugstores and supermarkets.

To know more about mySlim, visit
www.vidanutriscience.com,
https://www.facebook.com/myslimPH
https://twitter.com/myslimdetox
https://www.instagram.com/myslimdetox/

Thanks for reading this feature on mySlim!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

My Tea Collection

Hello po!
I love tea. It evokes in me a feeling of royalty and beauty.

For health and wellness, we know that tea has good benefits- it can affect the senses (uplift, energize, calm, relax, induce sleep), clears the skin, has anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties. My Chinese grandpa used to say it cools the body. And I love it when the therapist gives me a cup after a massage. Used tea bags can even be used on the eyes.

To be honest, when eating out, I would rather order chocolate or coffee drink than tea. But I still want to have tea around the house. I don't really drink it every single day (I will need to boil water and LPG or electricity is expensive!), but when I am in the mood, I would love to drink it regularly at home.

Here are some of the teas I have, there were other brands but I consumed them already. I will try to add here my new acquisitions:

tea, Basilur, Tetley, Twinings, Lipton, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf,Dilmah.

Basilur in Musical Tin, Tetley, Twinings of London, Lipton, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Chinese brand I cannot read, and Dilmah.

There are different kinds of teas- green, black, white, rose, chamomile, earl grey, Ceylon, English Breakfast, etc. A favorite of mine is four red fruits and matcha. Delicious!
Teas come from Sri Lanka, China, India, Kenya, Turkey, etc.

Sometimes I add honey, very rarely do I use sugar. There are instances I use milk but I avoid that since it gives me phlegm. Some people like to add lemon to their tea.

There are different kinds of tea bag materials, thread and tag. Generally the pyramid tea bag is more premium (expensive) than the square or rectangle ones. There are also loose leaf teas that are not enclosed in a bag. You just pour the leaves in the pot, and a strainer may be used. There are also those ethical tea brands for a responsible industry.

Tea is very interesting, and I like learning more about it, but I believe it is an acquired taste and thus, not everyone appreciates it.
Thanks for reading my tea collection :)

Klenspop Danbie Brown Review

Can I just rave? I mean wow. Lens Pop Crazy Lens Danbie Brown contact lens feels so light, so comfortable from day to night! Even if I suffer from a condition (dry eyes), I did not feel like I need to use lubricant every now and then with this.

I also love that the clear center part is wide enough for the pupils so it never clouds my vision. One of the best lens I have worn EVERRR!!!

Lens Pop Crazy Lens danbie brown

So there, review finished, kidding hahaha! Here are some details about Crazy Lens Danbie Brown:

DIAMETER- 14.5 mm
Graphic DIA- 13.7mm
BC- 8.6 mm
CT- 0.07-0.13 mm

Usage Period- 6 months
Water Content- 38%

Hydrogel Material
High Oxygen Permeability

Power- 0.00~-5.00(0.25Step)
-5.00~-10.00(0.50Step)
There are no -0.25,
-0.75, -5.25, -5.75

Manufacturer- 4VISION
Made in KOREA
Price- $15

 Crazy Lens in Danbie Brown  DIAMETER- 14.5mm  Graphic DIA- 13.7mm  BC- 8.6mm  Usage Period- 6 months  Water Content- 38%  Power- 0.00~-5.00(0.25Step) -5.00~-10.00(0.50Step)  There are no -0.25,  -0.75, -5.25, -5.75   Manufacturer- 4VISION  Made in KOREA  Price- $15

How to claim in the Philippines:
After about a month from placing order, I received a notice from the delivery guy.
I went to the Post Office to pick this up and paid Php 100 taxes.

Lens in Detail:
Contents of the Danbie Brown Premium Soft Contact Lens package, note they are secured with a bubble wrap to avoid damage:

Lens Pop Crazy Lens danbie brown review

Manual or User Info, Plastic Tweezers, Lens Case and Contact Lens enclosed in a glass bottle inside a carton.

The glass bottle label has a picture of a ribbon and yellow text of DANBIE and has a metallic seal.

Lens Pop Crazy Lens danbie brown details

Note that as I have a good experience with this Crazy Lens, I have also switched to a more expensive lens cleaning solution- Baush & Lomb Biotrue multi-purpose solution. So I believe their tandem is a winner!


Danbie Brown is a lighter brown than my iris but it looks natural. In fact, I got compliments when wearing this. They thought this is my real eye color and only determined it was contact lens upon closer inspection.

It's also a slightly bigger size than my eye, giving a semi- Dolly look.

lifestyle blogger
L- wearing contact lens R- real eye size

Danbie Brown has a black outer ring and a brown primary color. The clear part in the center is wide enough for the pupils so it never obstructs my view.

Danbie Brown shot indoors, using camera flash:

contact lens review

Lens in sunlight/ natural light:

danbie-polytouch-circle-lenses

Wearing indoors, under fluorescent light:

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Wearing outdoors, under sunlight:

lens pop with flash, lens pop in natural light

Full disclosure: sent for blogger review, but opinions given are honest.

Thanks guys. I highly recommend this brand Danbie Brown, check out Klenspop Site to get your own pair!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Good Fortune and Homegrown Wellness in Mandala Park

Hello po!
Last January 16, 2016 saw me at the fourth installment (held every 3rd Saturday of the month) of the Mandala Park Weekend Market. It is located in 312 Shaw Blvd., Brgy. Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong Cuty.

January 16, 2016 saw me at the Mandala Park Weekend Market. It is located in 312 Shaw Blvd., Brgy. Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong Cuty.

Well curated lineup of merchants:

Tarot card reading- Mysterium Manila

Accessories- Yakang Yaka Barter

Meals- D' Famous Imus Longganisa, Perfect Mushrooms, Jonas Manila, Babci Kuchnia, Punta, Commisaire, Madly British, Alavar Seafood, Ribs Manila, Le Petit Souffle, Gostoso Piri Piri and Wrapped Shawarma

Farm/ Harvests- Good Food Community

Take Home- Asiong's Carinderia of Cavite, Trigo PH, Mister Delicious

Drinks- Bayani Brew, Stanford & Shaw, Fruit Magic's Pure Nectar, Pedro Brewcrafters, Out of the Box Bulletproof Coffee

Sweets- Scout's Honor and Fog City Creamery

Mysterium Manila  Accessories- Yakang Yaka Barter accessories  Meals from D' Famous Imus Longganisa, Perfect Mushrooms, Jonas Manila, Babci Kuchnia, Punta, Commisaire, Madly British, Alavar Seafood, Ribs Manila, Le Petit Souffle, Gostoso Piri Piri and Wrapped Shawarma  Farm/ Harvests- Good Food Community  Take Home- Asiong's Carinderia of Cavite, Trigo PH, Mister Delicious, Bayani Brew, Stanford & Shaw, Fruit Magic's Pure Nectar, Pedro Brewcrafters, Out of the Box Bulletproof Coffee, Scout's Honor and Fog City Creamery

The Mandala Park Weekend Market is Litton & Co.'s way of giving back to the community by giving a venue for people to be together and celebrate amazing finds, relaxing music and hearty food!
Make sure to visit the next bazaar this February 20! :)



Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sun Life Revolutionizes Mutual Fund Investing -PR

Hello po!
I recently joined a digital talk with Sun Life and we got to interact with Matteo Guidicelli in a fun Q&A game. He is Sun Life Asset Management's financial literacy advocate. Find out more here:

Sun Life Prosperity Card is a gift card worth P5,000 which may be invested in any of the peso-denominated mutual funds managed by SLAMCI under its Sun Life Prosperity Funds.


Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. (SLAMCI) is ringing in the Year of the Fire Monkey with a new offering that will help Filipinos conveniently grow their money: the Sun Life Prosperity Card. The first of its kind in the market, the Sun Life Prosperity Card is a gift card worth P5,000 which may be invested in any of the peso-denominated mutual funds managed by SLAMCI under its Sun Life Prosperity Funds.   

“As Filipinos, we follow many of the Chinese New Year traditions that are believed to bring in luck and fortune. SLAMCI encourages everyone to complement these traditions with action, with the help of the Sun Life Prosperity Card,” SLAMCI President Valerie “Riena” Pama said. “They can use the card to begin their investing journey or give it as a gift of prosperity. The best part about it is that it grows in value over time.”   

The Sun Life Prosperity Card may be purchased from a Sun Life Financial Advisor, at any Sun Life Financial Store, or online at sunlifeprosperity.com.ph. “Investing in mutual funds is now more convenient and more accessible than ever with the Sun Life Prosperity Card. We hope that with this new offering, more Filipinos will start an investing habit and ultimately achieve financial security,” Pama said.   

To help spread the word about the Sun Life Prosperity Card and to encourage more people to invest, SLAMCI’s financial literacy advocate Matteo Guidicelli will be spearheading the multi-media campaign.


Matteo leads new campaign  

To help spread the word about the Sun Life Prosperity Card and to encourage more people to invest, SLAMCI’s financial literacy advocate Matteo Guidicelli will be spearheading the multi-media campaign.   

“I am proud to be part of this campaign because I understand the importance of investing for the future and the value of financial freedom,” Matteo said. “With the Sun Life Prosperity Card, even the youth can easily start investing, because it’s easy to purchase and can be conveniently activated.”   

To rally everyone to start investing, Matteo led SLAMCI’s Rise and Prosper concert last February 8 at the Ayala Terraces in his hometown Cebu.   

sun life, matteo guidicelli, rise and prosper, cebu,


More new offerings in 2016    

Apart from the Sun Life Prosperity Card, SLAMCI is also set to launch more new offerings as the year unfolds. Two new dollar-denominated funds will be introduced as the latest additions to the Sun Life Prosperity Funds, while a regular investment program will also be initiated in partner banks.   

  SLAMCI will also be enhancing its digital capabilities and further strengthening its presence in key cities nationwide.  Meanwhile, the company will also continue with its multi-media campaign dubbed “Slam the Scam,” which was created as a response to the proliferation of investment scams in the country. 

With actor Matteo Guidicelli at the forefront, the campaign imparts practical tips on what to consider when choosing an investment company, as well as red flags on dubious organizations.   
“This 2016, SLAMCI’s aims to introduce more Filipinos to investing and encourage them to explore a wider array of financial instruments that would enable them to achieve their financial goals,” Pama said. “We look forward to touching more lives and helping them find their way to prosperity.”   

About Sun Life Financial 
Sun Life Philippines is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies, a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $846 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.  
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. 

Thanks for reading the PR for Sun Life Financial! Have a bright day ahead and see you on the next Twitter party!

Oh My Bag! These Handle Wraps are so Fab!

Hello po!
I was giddy when my Oh My Bag arrived. It was so fast, just the day after the arrangement of the delivery! I have been eyeing this since I believe handle wraps can give my beloved bags an extra personality and express stylishness! Most importantly,  these wraps protect the handle of the bag!

Oh My Bag arrived so fast, just the day after the arrangement of delivery! I have been eyeing this since I believe handle wraps can give my beloved bags an extra personality and express stylishness! The most important for me is that these wraps protect the handle of the bag!

The boxes came in totally safe and secured in a bubble wrap.

Oh My Bag Handle Wraps are made of imported materials.
Approx. dimensions:
Length: 37.5 inches
Width: 2 inches
Price: Php 299
Oh My Bag Handle Wraps are made of imported materials. Approx. dimensions:  Length: 37.5 inches Width: 2 inches Price: Php 299

Close up of the Material of Oh My Bag Handle Wrap in Isabelle

Close up of the Material of Oh My Bag in Isabelle

Closer look at the fabric of Oh My Bag Handle Wrap in Cleopatra

Closer look at the material of Oh My Bag Handle Wrap in Cleopatra

If only I had used handle wraps before, the ruin or peeling of the lining along the handle would have been avoided! Sorry my Guess!

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See, my bags look more beautiful with handle wraps! Left is Jasper Conran, right is Tommy Hilfiger.

Left is Jasper Conran, right is Tommy HIlfiger.

Been using them on my trips. They make me look fab! Love it!

oh my bag handle wrap review,

Aside from handle warps, Oh My Bag offers items like bags (hand bag and versatile weekender black bag), bag stuffers, bag raincoats, base shapers, shoe stuffers, dust bags, and bag filers. There are options to fit designer bags' (like Longchamp, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, etc) various sizes.

Oh My Bag offers items like bags (like hand bag and versatile weekender black bag), bag stuffers, bag raincoats,  base shapers, shoe stuffers, dust bag, bag filers. There are options to fit designer bags (like Longchamp, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, etc) various sizes.


Check out Oh My Bag PH on:

Website http://www.ohmybag.com.ph/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Oh-my-Bag-Ph-922716844440549/?fref=ts
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ohmybagphils/
Twitter https://twitter.com/ohmybagph

Oh My Bag is also available online thru Zalora, Lazada, Tack This and Yilinker.
Address: Yala Bags Trading
2nd Floor, BPI Condominium, 150 Plaza Cervantes St., Binondo, Manila, Philippines
and
7th Floor Heritage Condominium. F Vasquez St. corner Remedios St., Malate, Manila
Contact number 399-0219

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Oh My Bag Promo:
From February 12- 29, 2016, every Php 1000 worth of transaction gives you a free pack of dehumidifier (5 pouches) to prevent molds and unwanted odors.

Thanks for reading! Go grab your very own Oh My Bags merchandise! Because a beautiful bag makes a beautiful day :)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Post Holiday Get Together: Ready Set Blog!

Hello po!
I am always glad to have a fun time and bond with fellow Filipino bloggers. This is the Post-Holiday Bloggers Party called Ready Set Blog. We brought some food and drinks because it was potluck. We enjoyed the games, contests, and chatting. We had a good time.

wazzup pilipinas ready set blog

Photo from Kuya Ross. Bloggers covering different fields- lifestyle, entertainment, fashion, beauty, technology, food, etc. are welcome!

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This was held last January 9, 2016 at the KL Tower Makati. Eh CR mirror selfie shot hehe. Ang ganda kasi ng banyo. This cat dress won me best in pink. But the prize is yet to be available for claiming- bluetooth speaker.

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Update- My prize! I've just picked up this Pyxis Funbox from Anne's BF. Contents inside: Unit and manual.

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Night dip in the pool. The water was cold but we enjoyed nonetheless. It helped that we spent a few minutes in the sauna first.

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And... thanks to you for dropping by my blog! Til the next Christmas party!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Althea Korea Philippines Grand Launch Surprise!

Hello po!
I remember that during my early 20's, I cannot use just any powder or foundation. For some reason I would have bumps on my face the next day. I am glad I came across Korean BB Creams and mineral makeups. Those were the only things my face can tolerate then.

Imagine my delight when I was messaged by Ms. Tammy to be one of the beauty blogger beta tester for Althea Korea!

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Althea Korea houses a vast array of Korean beauty names. Brands that are popular here in the Philippines, and even those we have not even heard of! So browsing Althea Korea's online shopping site is like discovering gems!

Currently, Althea Korea is shipping internationally from Korea to Malaysia and Singapore and now also to the Philippines! Payment is thru Credit Card or Paypal (edit- now they accept bank payments thru DragonPay and COD).

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Shipping is so fast, arrived in about 7 days. No need to go to the post office and pay Php 100 tax as the parcel is delivered to your doorstep!

Dainty pink box!!!

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Althea Korea CEO Frank Kang assures-

  1. Free Shipping- for orders over Php 1,500 (Shipping Fee is about Php 250 if order falls below minimum requirement)
  2. Authenticity- 100% authentic, no to fake
  3. Best Price- trustworthy and transparent, always LOWEST price- they can even match the prices if you see a lower price in brick and mortar stores here
  4. 30 Day Refund- Unconditional Returns
My haul consists of Holika Holika Baby Pet Magic Mask Sheet Soothing Cat Php 90, Tony Moly Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack Php 380, Etude House Magic Any Cushion Pink Php 620, Peripera Peri's Ink It Lips Php 390, Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Primer Php 450 and Black Kill 3 Step Nose Pack Php 70- all these for just Php 2,000!

My cosmetics haul consists of makeup and skin care-  Holika Holika Baby Pet Magic Mask Sheet Soothing Cat Php 90, Tony Moly Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack Php 380, Etude House Magic Any Cushion Pink Php 620, Peripera Peri's Ink It Lips Php 390, Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Primer Php 450 and W-Lab Black Kill 3 Step Nose Pack Php 70- all these for just Php 2,000!

Watch out for their official public launch on February 15, 2016!!!

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Althea Korea Grand Opening Surprises!
  1. Free Php 300 credits to shop on ph.althea.kr for every new sign up. 
  2. Free shipping given for every Php 1,000 spent during launching month. 
  3. Sale price up to 70% Off, Daebak Deals 1+1 and Zero Peso Deals!
update-They even have referral code for additional Php 50 credits!

Click for direct link to Althea Website:
http://ph.Althea.kr
https://www.facebook.com/altheaphilippines
https://www.instagram.com/altheakorea/

I am so excited for this!!! Now we can conveniently shop for new and favorite K-beauty fixes at the best price in the comfort of home thru #altheaph Thanks for reading!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Leiania House of Beauty Prime Castile Bars for every skin concern!

Hello po!
Being aware of many new diseases lately, with cancer as one of the leading causes of fatality, I am happy to know that there are more and more organic companies to choose from!
Let me introduce you to one of them, Leiania House of Beauty.

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Leiania House of Beauty is established in July 22, 2015 by Ms Favs Vitan. She used to be a reseller/distributor before starting her own brand. Leiania is formulated by a cosmetic scientist and manufactured by Caress by Nature.

The name Leiania is derived from the owner's two daughters- Lei Anikka and Leonne Ania. Quite unique names, won't you agree?

A Dozen and more Reasons to Choose Leiania:
  1. Safe, with the manufacture being FDA approved
  2. ECOCERT certified organic ingredients, vegan, gluten-free
  3. The natural ingredients are food for the skin- nourishing and healing!
  4. Reasonably priced
  5. Cruelty free- not tested on animals
  6. Free from harmful chemicals that are linked to cancer, no paraben or phthalate
  7. Proudly made in the Philippines- support local!
  8. Eco-friendly, biodegradable ingredients
  9. Quality 
  10. Effective
  11. Tamper proof seal- for freshness and to assure you are the first one to open it
  12. Convenient to place order, ships worldwide, with various modes of payment!
Amazing, right?

Let us get to know their products. First up in my Leiania series is Prime Castile Bars. The soaps are my instant favorite when I opened the package.

Leiania soaps are handcrafted! Each bar is specially designed and formulated to target a specific skin concern!

The soaps lather well but is not overly bubbly. But be sure to keep it in a dry place because it melts easily. But when it melts, it turns into soft cream unlike glycerin soaps which downright liquefies.

Tips:

  1. Cut into two to use longer. After using up the first half, the stored remaining is next.
  2. If it still melts in the soap dish, it is good to place a flat loofah disc and put the soap above it. That way it acts as a soap saver. You can still use the soap that dripped to the loofah.

Promo price- Buy all 5 soaps for Php 1000 and save Php 225.

leiania house of beauty Prime Castile Bars

Kiwi and Tea Tree Green Clay Bar
Acne Clearing and Healing Soap

leiania house of beauty Kiwi and Tea Tree Green Clay Bar  Acne Clearing and Healing Soap

Skin Type: Normal/ Oily/ Combination/ Acne-prone

Description:
  • Kiwi fruit contains natural AHAs, enzymes that exfoliate the dead skin cells from the skin, transport important nutrients into the dermal layers of the skin, rich in Vitamin C to keep skin firm, and is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Can help fight acne and clear the pores to prevent further breakout, and bring down various forms of skin inflammations like boils, zits, pimples and abscess.
  • Tea Tree has wonderful antiseptic and anti-fungal benefits.
  • Bentonite Clay instantly refreshes and calms skin, help control breakouts and balance sebum production, significantly reducing inflammation and the appearance of a blemish overnight. 
Plant Sourced Natural Ingredients:

Saponified Blended Vegetable, Pure Coconut, Castor Bean, Olive Oil, Sunflower and Canola Oils, Fresh Kiwi Extracts, Bentonite Clay, *Tea Tree Leaf Powder, Himalayan Salt, Vegetable Glycerine, Tea Tree Australian, Bergamot and Orange Sweet Essential Oils, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid.

Price: Php 190 for 110 g.

Of the 5 variants, kiwi and tea tree is the first one I have used, and here is my review:

Scent made me visualize herbs/ vegetables/ greens. But when my hubby tried it he exclaimed that it smells so good. I think that it has a masculine scent which I like since it is designed to purify, combat oiliness and acne!

I like that it can control excessive oiliness and dry out skin diseases like pimples, yet remain gentle. My face does not feel tight or itchy after using it. You can see there is plenty of tea tree leaves but they are non-abrasive. Winner!!!

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Almond Coffee Soap
Gentle Natural Exfoliating Soap

leiania house of beauty Almond Coffee Soap

Skin Type: Normal/ Oily/ Combination/ Dry/ Mature/ Sensitive

Description:
  • This natural soap will gently lift dead skin cells to reveal that glow and vibrance! A chemical free-nutrient rich way to exfoliate skin! 
  • The combination of almond powder and coffee grains makes this non-irritating, skin smoothing bar a must for a healthy looking complexion.
  • Coffee gives that skin ‘perk-up’ for a rosy glow.
  • Almonds will leave extra emollient for nourishment of the skin leaving a smooth and supple touch.

Plant Sourced Natural Ingredients:

Saponified Blended Vegetable, Pure Coconut, Castor Bean, Olive Oil, Sunflower and Canola Oils, Oat Milk, Coffee Extracts, Himalayan Salt, Vegetable Glycerine, Fragrance, Almond powder, Coffee grounds, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid.
*ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Price: Php 190 for 110g

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Botanical Healing Castile Soap
Naturally made with Organic Ingredients, Skin Relief Healing Soap

leiania house of beauty Botanical Healing Castile Soap

Skin Type: Sensitive/ All

Description:
  • Ideal for even the most sensitive skin, babies, children and adults, suitable for use on face and body! 
  • This skin relief healing soap, embraces the power of botanicals for their best nourishing benefits for the skin. 
  • Helps soothe, calm, treat and heal skin from dryness and irritations.
  • Helps alleviate or relieve skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, rashes, psoriasis, rosacea and so on.

Plant Sourced Natural Ingredients:

Saponified Virgin Olive, Sunflower, Pure Coconut, Castor Bean, *African Shea Butter and Vegetable Oils, *Calendula Extracts, *Liquorice Extracts, Oat Milk, Fresh Aloe Vera Extracts, *Raw Honey, Himalayan Salt, Vegetable Glycerine, Roman Chamomile & Geranium Essential Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid.
*ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Price: Php 370 for 100g.

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Bio Fruit
Skin Whitening Soap

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Skin Type: All

Description:
  • Vitamin C Actives from Fruits for skin brightening.
  • The most natural approach to skin whitening/lightening from organic fruit extracts that penetrates deeply to achieve a flawless complexion without harsh chemicals! 
  • Helps with lightening pimple marks, scars, pigmentation caused by the sun, chemicals and skin aging by micro-peeling dead skin cells to reveal brighter and whiter skin. 
  • Tones skin and restores pH to a balance for a youthful complexion.
Plant Sourced Natural Ingredients:

Saponified Blended Vegetable, Pure Coconut, Castor Bean, Olive Oil, Sunflower and Canola Oils, Fresh Pineapple, Carrot, Strawberry, Green Apple, Kiwi and Lemon Fruit Extracts, Fresh Goat Milk, Himalayan Salt, Vegetable Glycerine, Lavender & Verbena Essence, Honey, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid.
*ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Price: Php 200 for 110g

Review:
The Bio Fruit bar's color is off-white. This soap gives a gentle, gradual lightening and makes skin feel really smooth. Can easily produce bubbles. I love the lavender-verbena scent! Since this is organic, this should be kept in a dry soap dish so it will not melt quickly.

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Avo Coconut Watermelon Crème Soap
Moisturizing Avocado Vit E, Super Hydrating Watermelon and Coconut Crème Soap, Vit E Rich, Balances skin pH, Hydrates Skin, Supple & Soft Skin

leiania house of beauty Avo Coconut Watermelon Crème Soap

Skin Type: Dry/ Mature/ Sensitive/ Normal/ Combination

Description:
  • Let your skin glow, rejuvenate, feel moist and dewy with this superb moisturizing, natural, made with organic ingredients avocado and coconut crème castile bar soap. 
  • Gentle even on babies' skin. 
  • Gentle for those with sensitivities, best for mature and dry skin, great for normal, combination skin.
Plant Sourced Natural Ingredients:
Saponified Olive, Pure Coconut, Vegetable and Castor Bean Oils, Fresh Watermelon Juice, Fresh Goat Milk, Oat, Coconut Crème, Avocado Oil, Himalayan Salt, Wild Honey and honeysuckle Essence, Raw Honey, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid.
*ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Price: Php 275 for 110g

I like the fruity scent. It is gentle and makes the skin soft!

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Let's not forget to use lotion after bath or before bedtime!
Leiania Ultra Moist and Tone Whitening Lotion

Leiania Ultra Moist and Tone Whitening Lotion
Please click to enlarge picture and read ingredients

Ultra Moist & Tone is enriched with natural, multi-fruit whitening enzymes, for anti-aging, moisturizing, hydrating and sun protection.
How much? Php 285 for 100ml.

Leiania House of Beauty has a store at the 2/F Expansion Building, Robinsons Novaliches Mall, Quezon City Philippines.

Get to know more about Leiania House of Beauty and shop online:

To order:
Text or Vibe them 09773563374.
Mode of payment is thru- bank deposit (BDO/ BPI/ Metrobank/ Unionbank), GCash, LBC, Palawan, credit card or Paypal!
Leiania ships worldwide!

Thanks for reading! Please watch out for my next feature on Leiania- they have makeup, deodorant, scrubs and more organic goods for your beauty needs!