Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bali Bliss Kojic Face and Body Whitening Soap Review

Hello po! I know many of you frens are fanatics of kojic soap! People the world over would tout it as being no less than a miracle, the soap having been able to improve their acne, scars and lighten dark skin. Well, here is a review of Bali Bliss Kojic Soap!

Bali Bliss Kojic Face and Body Whitening Soap Review

A bit of background on kojic...

Kojic acid is popular for whitening. It's a chelation agent produced by several species of fungi, especially Aspergillus oryzae (koji). It's a chemical derived from mushrooms, and can also be created by the sake brewing process from fermented rice. It's known to limit melanin production.

Bali Bliss soap is made in the Philippines

Price- Php 100 for 150g

Availability- in Bali Bliss Day and Nail Spa branches or contact them at www.facebook.com/Bali-Bliss-day-and-nail-spa-127565490629218/ Do check 'em out, they are a spa (love their massage and footspa, mani-pedi!) but have products like body scrub, lotion, fragrances, etc.

Ingredients: contains salicylic acid, glutathione, etc.

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FDA registration as indicated

The carton is glued shut, and there is a plastic wrapping the soap. There is no engraved brand name. The bar is rectangular with rounded edges.

My experience:

I used Bali Bliss Kojic Soap when I bath- face and body. It has a lightly orange scent. It is a smooth soap, as there are other kojic soaps that feel gritty /  powdery.

On my first wash with this, it did not sting, unlike some harsh kojic soaps from other brands. It gave me an impression it is gentle for a kojic soap. Even the owner admits that she has been using this for years!

My skin felt madulas (slippery) after. I guess it really must have sloughed off the dead skin and libag, hahaha!

I did not experience obvious peeling with this, maybe micro, but it was not noticeable. I felt it helps keep my skin light and prevent blemishes. No allergic reactions, too.

It is very bubbly and it's easy to rinse off. But it melts quickly so be careful in keeping, perhaps use those soap dish with a tray underneath to catch the drippings.

I used it from opening 'til I finished the bar, so you know I always give a REAL, honest review. The bar lasted me for almost 2 weeks.

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For improvement:
I hope that the particulars like manufacturing date and expiration date is indicated.

Overall, I find Bali Bliss Kojic Face and Body Whitening soap quite good! I would like to alternate this between my other soaps (coz I have so many other soaps on stock in my cabinet), and use kojic when I need extra whitening and smoothing. I would recommend this- it's a must try! :)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Watch Make It Mutual Vlogs with Matteo and Learn How to Make Your #LifeGoals Come True!

Mutual. What comes to mind when I hear or read this word is usually of romantic nature. Mutual understanding (M.U.), mutual trust, mutual respect, hihihi! But I found out the more beneficial kind of mutual, which is mutual fund investment.

March 17, 2017 at B Hotel in Quezon City, Sun Life Asst Management Company, Inc. (SLAMCI)

Last March 17, 2017 at B Hotel in Quezon City, Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. (SLAMCI) announced that they will be launching a series of financial literacy vlogs starring Matteo Guidicelli called Make It Mutual, to encourage Pinoys, especially Millennials, to invest in mutual funds so they can achieve their life goals.

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It tackles relevant topics to personal finance such as growing one's money, beating inflation and investing regularly. The modules shall be demonstrated in familiar themes like fashion, travel, fitness, etc. so it can be easy to understand. These vlogs are  readily accessible thru Sun Life social media.

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Likewise, they held an enlightening talk all about mutual  funds and Q&A portion with Matteo.

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According to SLAMCI President Valerie Pama, Sun Life is committed to helping more Pinoys discover the benefits of investing so that they may reap its rewards.

"We all have goals that we'd like to accomplish, such as buying a house or a car, traveling to a dream destination, or planning a wedding. These are goals that require a significant amount of money, and sometimes, Filipinos become discouraged knowing how much they need to raise to be able to fund their dreams." She adds, " We'd like to show them that by saving and investing in mutual funds, all their dreams can become a reality. They simply have to 'Make It Mutual!'"

Sun Life addresses those of our age group, the millennials (those born between 1982 and 2004) that's why the vlogs are made fun but educational that way. Months earlier, Sun Life rallied the campaign "Slam The Scam", which also starred Matteo, and they shared tips on what to consider when choosing an investment company so as to avoid being victimized by dubious organizations.

"Make It Mutual" is just the first this year, there will be more to come, as Sun Life gears for
its Financial Independence Month this June. Of this initiative, Mylene Lopa, Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Life Financial Philippines, states, "We remain committed to this cause. Sun Life is always eager to promote it in ways that are creative, relatable, easily understandable. We will never tire of advocating financial literacy to Filipinos."

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"I'm thankful for the opportunity to lead another financial literacy campaign for SLAMCI. It's definitely relevant and timely. I myself have life goals I'd like to pursue, and I'm happy to share that ever since I 'made it mutual' with SLAMCI, I've been well on my way to achieving all those goals. It would be great if more Filipinos can experience the same," Matteo says. He has been with Sun Life for 3 years and he greatly believes the brand.

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L-R: Gerald Bautista, Head of Banks and Alternative Channels, Sun Life Asset Management Co., Inc., Matteo, and Ms. Lopa.

I am a homebody who loves watching movies at home, but me and the hubby also really love to travel. We have been successful in going to out of town trips at least twice a year. And I was also able to enjoy a delightful vacation abroad.

Traveling is nice for relaxing and unwinding, learning about different cultures, and creating a lot of priceless memories. But our travels usually entail a lot of expense- from the transpo, hotel accommodation, food and drinks (yes, ultimo mineral water you need to always buy), souvenirs, to special activities, etc.

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I am not a tipid or kuripot traveler. We like to try different food and experiences. Now to be able to sustain this kind of lifestyle, or goal in life, I learned that having a savings account in a bank simply isn't enough. Money grows bigger when put in an investment like a mutual fund with Sun Life!

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Picture picture! This blogger with Matteo.

SLAMCI is the mutual fund arm of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. It gives a great sense of trustworthiness and peace of mind to know that SLAMCI is a leading asset management company in the country with PhP 57.8 B in Assets Under Management (AUM) as of April this year, and currently manages 11 mutual funds collectively called "Sun Life Prosperity Funds". Thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bali Bliss Nail and Day Spa Review

Hello po! Every month, me and the hubby indulge in a pampering session. It is for anti-stress / relaxing and at the same time bonding. We like to try various new spas, and be surprised by what exciting things they have in store for clients. This month, we discovered Bali Bliss Nail and Day Spa!

Bali Bliss prides itself that it is a Balinese-themed spa which is as close to the real experience as possible, without the need for us to travel all the way to Indonesia!

Bali Bliss prides itself that it is a unique Balinese-themed spa which is as close to the real experience as possible, without the need for us to travel all the way to Indonesia!

Bali Bliss Nail and Day Spa Review

From the ambiance, decor, materials and products, to the uniform of the personnel (which were fashioned after Indonesian flight attendants', by the way), all these are imported from Indonesia! Even a blogger friend who had been blessed to travel to Bali says it is the same there!

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Decors imported from Indonesia such as elephant, deity, and frog are all around the spa.

Bali Bliss was founded in 2010 by Shyrrene “Bong” Alvez Angeles. She had training in the prestigious Bali Bisa Spa school in Indonesia. She makes sure that her technicians as well, are properly trained.

We visited Bali Bliss White Plains branch, which is open from 1:00 PM to 2:00 AM everyday. There is ample parking space.

I know that I will have a luxurious me-time because even from below as I was entering (you have to go up the stairs), I already smelled the welcoming minty aroma. Inside, the light was dim and instrumental music is playing, which was very conducive to unwinding.

Bali Bliss was founded in 2010 by Shyrrene “Bong” Alvez Angeles. She had training in the prestigious Bali Bisa Spa school in Indonesia.

This was Bloggers Philippines exclusive spa party! The food prepared was uber yummy!

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I was amazed at how spacious the place is. I kid you not, I got lost trying to locate the comfort room (there were 2), haha! The spa is big because they stick to a standardized size layout. There are 9 rooms (including 1 VIP couple room).

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Bali Bliss also has a room for technical / slimming services such as multipolar RF, cavi, etc.

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I availed 1 hour traditional Balinese massage and Indulgensi Bali with foot spa (massage, scrub, manicure, pedicure). Other bloggers preferred the hot stone massage. Tip: Opt for any of their spa package because in that way, you save more!

How awesome it is that you get to choose among the many scents! Dito ko lang yan na-experience! Plus, these hypoallergenic oils, masks, butters, scrubs, are made in Indonesia! Bestsellers are anti-stress and lulur.

I availed 1 hour traditional Balinese massage and Indulgensi Bali with foot spa (massage, scrub, manicure, pedicure).
Take a pick from the assortment of scents of their massage oils and scrubs, masks, body butters.

Plus, these hypoallergenic oils, masks, butters, scrubs, are made in Indonesia! Bestsellers are anti-stress and lulur.

They used the energizing coffee scent on my foot spa. All the dead skin was sloughed away and soon, hello baby soft feet! Massage was blissful too.

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Next was the ultra comforting Balinese massage. I chose the aromatherapy scent, while hubby picked the anti-stress variant. If you are like me who only prefers soft (well I bruise easily and I don't want rough handling), then this is for you!

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Had our massage here in the couple VIP room

Balinese massage is a popular  type of Oriental massage therapy that focuses on bringing deep relaxation, whole body wellness and unclogging Qu pathways. This therapy involves the use of gentle long strokes, reflexology,  aromatherapy and acupressure as  a total package for treating and soothing the body. Skin rolling, kneading and gentle stretching is also used during treatment with this technique. They offered drinks afterwards and I also asked for hot towel.

What is noteworthy is they change to fresh sheets for each customer. There's also a cabinet and golden jewelry box for your belongings. Plus, I love that there was a bowl with petals and scented oil that greets you in the silicon padded hole as you lie down. The last time I saw a scented bowl was when I had a massage in a high class members-only club!

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As finishing step, manicure pedicure. There is a myriad of colors from imported and local polish brands. I love the results! There is also peace of mind knowing that they sanitize their tools. Before, they had a promo wherein they allow the client to take home tools after use.

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Bali Bliss currently has 15 branches located in Pasig (C. Raymundo-first branch, Greenwoods, Manggahan, Kapitolyo, Ortigas, Kapasigan, San Joaquin), Quezon City (Sgt. Esguerra, Maginhawa, White Plains), Marikina (Concepcion Dos, Malanday), Cainta Rizal (Village East, Vista Verde, A. Bonifacio Ave.).

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Bali Bliss List of Services and Prices. Aside from those mentioned, they also do waxing, and their facial is also sans pricking, for comfort!

Bali Bliss is also open for franchising and accepts private spa-parties and home / office service. Contact 09178409038 or 2157434. This is a wholesome and family-friendly spa.

Thank you Bali Bliss Spa! I absolutely loved the experience and can't wait to be back!

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 Bali Bliss offers not only services but a wide array of products including soaps, fragrances, lotions, body scrubs, skin care and more!

For more info, you may call any of the following numbers- 2194800, 09178962599, 2270051, 09164440491, 3865031, 09275197237, 5773290, 09175555244 or visit Bali Bliss Facebook

Go ahead, indulge your senses and enjoy a much-needed retreat after your hard work  in any Bali Bliss branch near you. Now everyone can get pampered and be groomed like a royalty with Bali Bliss Nail and Day Spa's affordable rates! Thanks for reading! :)

Friday, May 19, 2017

How to Keep Hair Healthy This Summer!

Hello po!!! Frens, for me, and most people, heading to the beach is the most exciting part of summer. The year would just be sad if I am not able to go swimming (err, more like dipping and frolicking, since I haven't learned how to swim). For others naman, they prefer to give in to their adrenaline rush- climbing that mountain slope or just about anything that gets them that summer tan to fit in the crowd.

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But did you know that spending extended hours under the extreme summer sun can pose serious danger not just to your skin, but also hair and scalp? Those UV rays bring havoc without proper protection!

Below are some of the problems your hair can encounter during the summer season:

Split-Ends - UV rays and extreme high temperature can take their toll on your strands. The heat drains the moisture of your hair out, causing breakage.
Double Trouble – Rebonded or permed hair needs extra attention as high temperature as well as humidity disrupts the cuticle; breaking some of the chemical bonds that keep the hair straight or curled, and roughing up the cuticle, taking away shine and smoothness.
Scalp problem – Scalp may also get sun-burned if you don’t use cover-ups for your head.
Grease problem – Summer sun and humidity can cause extra grease on your hair, leaving it vulnerable to damage.
Chlorine Stress – Swimming in the pool subjects your hair to chlorine.  The outer layers of the cuticle of the hair opens up when you swim and chlorinated water seeps into the center of the hair thus making your hair more brittle.
Excessive Salt Water – Salt water can cause the same damage as chlorinated ones. Salt water dries on the hair, creating a high-saline solution which can build up and cause hair to feel dry, weighed down and hard to manage.

How to counter these damage and keep your hair and scalp healthy this summer:

1. Keep your hair clean and shower after each activity.
2.Take vitamin supplements that benefit your hair such as Vitamin C and Biotin.
3. Getting your hair pampered will also give respite to the sun and chemical abuse.
4. Wear a hat and use umbrella for protection against the UV rays, and swim cap before swimming.
5. Wet hair thoroughly before jumping into the ocean / pool and apply leave on conditioner before swimming.
6. Nourish hair and scalp with Novuhair.

Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is composed of 19 Natural ingredients with some of the known medicinal plants such as Ginger, Pennywort and Ginseng, blended with natural essences of Rosemary and Peppermint.

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Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano trusts Novuhair!

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp which is very important after subjecting your hair from all your summer activities. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, dryness and itching.

Where to buy:

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide.

For more information, please visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand at www.facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial/, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial.

You may also call Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.

Thanks for reading, remember to always keep protected against sun damage and have a happy #NovuhairSummer! :)

Team Lakay ONE Championship Media Day!

Hello po! Last May 9, 2017 at the Vikings Venue at the SM Mall of Asia Bayside, the exclusive media day for the famed Team Lakay of Baguio City happened. It was hosted by ONE Championship, the largest sports media property in Asian history.

After Eduard Folayang's successful defense of his One Lightweight World Championship, and the rousing win of five out of five Team Lakay Fighters Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario, Danny Kingad and Gina Iniong in April 21's ONE: Kings of Destiny Fight  Night, MMA fans just can't seem to have enough of Team Lakay!

May 9, 2017 at the Vikings Venue at the SM Mall of Asia Bayside, the exclusive media day for the famed Team Lakay of Baguio City happened. It was hosted by ONE Championship

Present were ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, Joshua Pacio, Danny “The King” Kingad, Gina “Conviction” Iniong and April Osenio. The team was accompanied by none other than legendary Philippine MMA coach and head of Team Lakay, coach Mark Sangiao.

Eduard Folayang, ONE Lightweight World Champion, stated: “I am still overwhelmed by the support that the whole Team Lakay is getting from the entire nation. We are all grateful for every cheer, support and prayer. It keeps us inspired, motivated, and humble. Our goal every fight night is always the same, which is to bring honor to our country.”

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This blogger with the Champ

Mark Sangiao, Head Coach of Team Lakay, stated: “We are happy to celebrate this feat with our friends in the media and our beloved followers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. We came from the mountains of Baguio City, but we represent the colors of the Philippines on the global stage. Last April, we accomplished a 5-0 sweep, including Eduard's successful title defense. We came and overcame the challenges. However, the journey doesn't end there. As martial artists, we are here to grow and learn.”

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Eustaquio is the only athlete from Team Lakay with an upcoming fight. He is scheduled to face Thailand’s Anatpong Bunrad in a highly-anticipated rematch of their 2015 encounter. The three-round flyweight contest is set for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 26.

Here are more pics of the fighters up close:

ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, Joshua Pacio, Danny “The King” Kingad, Gina “Conviction” Iniong and April Osenio. The team was accompanied by none other than legendary Philippine MMA coach and head of Team Lakay, coach Mark Sangiao.
Iniong, Osenio, Kelly, Eustaquio.

ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, Joshua Pacio, Danny “The King” Kingad, Gina “Conviction” Iniong and April Osenio. The team was accompanied by none other than legendary Philippine MMA coach and head of Team Lakay, coach Mark Sangiao.
Banario, Belingon, Kingad, Pacio.

I also saw Brandon Vera there!

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, like them at www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram @ ONEChampionship. Thanks for reading! 

Project Ganda: Honoring Pinays by Painting the Town Beautiful!

Because every woman is beautiful and she deserves to be reminded of this, the QC Ladies Foundation presents Project Ganda, a mural painting project in honor of all Pinays. The launch was held last May 11, 2017 at the QCX in Quezon Memorial Circle.

Because every woman is beautiful and she deserves to be reminded of this, the QC Ladies Foundation presents Project Ganda, a mural painting project in honor of all Pinays
Because often, it only takes a soft nudge, a simple message or a beautiful piece of art to make someone realize that they are special!

The said event was a gathering of board members and district officers of QC Ladies to launch their first ever mural under Project Ganda, as seen below. It was also staged to officially call for volunteers and partners who can assist the foundation in making this vision come to life. They hope you can join them in painting the city, and the whole country, with different colors of womanhood.

project ganda launch May 11, 2017 at the QCX in Quezon Memorial Circle.

QC Ladies Foundation President Harlene Bautista-Tejedor states, "We were initially thinking of a beautification project for Quezon City. It is something that can remind the residents and visitors of what ladies stand for. We wanted a big, beautiful statement for women. So we thought why not make a mural that we can donate to charities and organizations or even spread around Quezon City to help remind ladies that they are and will always be beautiful. What initially was a beautification project, became something even greater."

QC Ladies Foundation President Harlene Bautista-Tejedor

For this year, QC Ladies chose the flower as a tribute for women. Each color of the flower represents a role that women play in society or even an issue that females usually encounter. Red is offered to policewomen and firewomen. Purple is a tribute to rape survivors, telling them how strong and beautiful they are.

According to Harlene (who is also known as an actress and sister of incumbent Mayor Herbert 'Bistek' Bautista), they would want to paint as many colors of flowers as possible and donate these to people who would find inspiration in looking at these things of beauty.

 Invited guest speakers that afternoon were lady advocates, Antoinette Taus and Toinkee Tomen. Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte was also in attendance to show her support.

Invited guest speakers that afternoon were lady advocates, Antoinette Taus and Toinkee Tomen. Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte was also in attendance to show her support.

Toinkee delivered her inspirational speech. She  pioneers the fight for rights of little people in the country.

Antoinette, as we all know, was a popular teen star back in the days, half of the love team with Ding Dong Dantes, before she migrated to the USA. Currently, she uses her celebrity status into good doings, as an active empowered philanthropist, ambassadress of UNICEF in the Philippines, and founder of Cora Cares (lovingly named after her mom, it's an organization promoting sustainable projects) and hashtag Lunchbox PH.

Harlene shares, "These are the kinds of women that we want to have in the society. Strong and confident. This is why we're doing these murals. To hopefully strengthen beautiful souls through simple mural reminders."

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This blogger with Antoinette. She is bubbly and articulate!

For inquiries on how to partner with the organization, you may contact 434-5399 or check out www.facebook.com/qclfiofficialpage. Do support this beautiful advocacy! Partner, share, volunteer to paint the murals, or sponsor to help the ladies produce more art, and turn Project Ganda into a real success! Thanks for reading, ganda! :)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Easy #PrimeSummer Refreshments featuring Mega Prime Corn!

Hello po! This month we celebrate and salute the superwoman in our lives- Happy Mother's Day to all moms, moms-at-heart! And since May is still a part of the summer vacation season, it's the time for the ultimate bonding experience. Families go on exciting outings, but there are also some fun activities they can do at home to ensure a #PrimeSummer experience!

One of the activities that your kiddos will surely enjoy is to let them help you prepare fun summer refreshments. It allows them to learn new stuff while satisfying your family's craving for cool drinks and snacks as a way to beat the heat.  If you are not going to the mall, even staying at home with the family and doing this activity will make this special day more meaningful!

Here are 2 must-try goodies that you can make using #MegaPrime Whole Kernel Corn and Cream Style Corn!

Mega Prime Whole Kernel Corn and Cream Style Corn!

Mega Prime Corn Ice Pops Recipe
Delectably Cool and Refreshing!

You'll need water, plain gelatin, condensed milk, coconut cream and cream style corn!

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Mega Prime Corn Ice Pops ingredients and procedure
Mega Prime Sweet Corn Smoothie Recipe
Comfort Food, Smooth Blends

Prepare fresh milk, plain yoghurt, sugar, honey, crushed ice, and cream style and whole kernel corn!

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Mega Prime Sweet Corn Smoothie ingredients and procedure
These exciting summer coolers are made one-step easier with Mega Prime Whole Kernel and Cream Style corn! They come in 425g, convenient easy-open cans. It's the ideal partner for moms to create refreshing recipes and still have enough time to bond with their loved ones this vacation season.

Mega Prime offers an array of high quality ingredients like corn, mushroom and green peas. Their products burst with freshness and can turn the simplest of recipes into hearty and delicious meals!

To learn more, please visit www.megaglobal.com.ph/megaprimequality, on Facebook and Instagram @ Mega Prime Quality. Enjoy your day! Thanks for reading! :)

The Crowning Glory Gift Perfect For Your Queen Mom

Hello po! Happy Mother's Day! Cliche it may sound, but indeed there is a woman behind the person we are today. Called by many names- nanay, inay, ‘nay, madir, mudra, ermats, mama, mommy, or simply mom, she deserves more given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood, and possibly for the rest of our lives.

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There may be differing beliefs, whether greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, at all times. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority.

No wonder she’s an epitome of a doting human that touches everybody’s life. So, it’s but right to honor and return all the favors she has done for us. And one of the best times is Mother’s Day.

Still finding ways how to spend this time of the year again with her? Well, you may opt for the basics of gift-giving - from simple trinkets to expensive items. But take note, your appreciation of her is not equated by the tag price of your present. As adage says, it’s the thought that counts.

Some gift ideas:
  • Hankies set- that will bring back the memory of her wiping out her tears of happiness upon knowing that she’s conceiving a li’l creature inside her womb. Or the time you graduated. 
  • Loose yet comfy clothes- shall make her remember that sort of a duster or preggy dress she wore in the laborious yet exciting “nine months” of gestation.
  • Pillow- that she could hug as tight as she embraced you after giving birth.
  • Brassiere- for protection of the very bosom she fed you with during infancy.
  • Bed- will bring to her mind your tot years when you started to crawl and roll over it freely.
  • Shoes- are a girl’s best friend, too, like your mom. Either sky-high heels or flattering flats, there’s a pair to match every bit of her fantasy. For as long as it brings comfort to her feet, it's more than enough to reciprocate the ease you had when you took your first walk with her guidance back then. 
  • Flip-flops- will cause her to think that she also disciplined you through the proverbial “rule of slipper” hit on your buttocks while you were growing up.
  • Bling ring- will be worthy of your dear investment to show your deep appreciation of her just like when she never failed to recognize you with a pat on the back for simple good deeds or a job well done in your lifetime.
Stuck for an idea still? Here’s a simple but meaningful token of gratitude that for sure will make a big difference and, eventually, pull off a surprise for the celebrant herself: The NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack which includes the topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner.

To lend it a more special touch, why don’t you spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion onto your mom’s scalp and massage it for five to ten minutes. You may not even know that with such a plain gesture of yours, it can melt her heart as it reminds her of the past when she used to do the same thing while you were still young, either as a trick to put you easily to slumber or merely a relief every time you got sick. Those caressing hands of yours, likewise, imbibe your act of giving back the “natural care from mothers” like her.

Whatever impression it may have on her, what’s tangible she could gain is that you’re giving her nature’s gift of health. The unique NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion combines 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients - all working synergistically to help address hair problems from growth to vanishing. This breakthrough product helps rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the moist of her tresses from root to tip, aids in stimulating the growth of her hair and helps prevent it from excessive falling, while improving the overall appearance.

More than anything else, NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack may be one of the most precious gifts that the most important woman in your life could ever receive. She deserves to be treated like a queen with that vibrant, bouncy and shiny “crowning glory".

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NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack is beyond compare. Don’t think twice to wrap it as your present for her this Mother’s Day and, if ever, for life. Head on to any Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores to get a dose of nature’s answer to hair loss.

For inquiries, you may call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, and visit www.novuhair.com for more details. Check out Twitter @NovuhairNatural and Instagram @NovuhairOfficial for promo announcements and exciting updates. Thanks for reading! :)

Friday, May 12, 2017

UPL Agrochem Media Event: Importance of Farmers' Safety

Hello po! Frens, last May 11, 2017 evening, I attended  UPL's bloggers' conference which was held at the Holiday Inn Makati. They wish to spread the word about one of their missions,which is farmers' safety.

May 11, 2017 evening, I attended  UPL's bloggers' conference which was held at the Holiday Inn
Opening Remarks

About UPL

UPL is a leading global producer of crop protection and post harvest products, intermediates, specialty chemicals and other industrial chemicals. They offer insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, fumigants and rodenticides.

UPL is a leading global producer of crop protection and post harvest products, intermediates, specialty chemicals and other industrial chemicals. They offer insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, fumigants and rodenticides.

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Pesticide 101!!!

UPL is the 10th largest agrochemical company in the world, and they aim of fulfilling their corporate responsibility not just to within the business but also to the environment and the people.

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One-Stop Farmer Solution

UPL is awarded as one of the Top 50 Most Caring Companies in 2014 and it is visible by the extension of their responsibility to their employees, the environment, to farmers, and even non-farmers.

UPL (United Phosphorus Ltd)  history at a glance:
In 1969, a young chemist, Mr. Rajju Shroff, started on manufacturing Red Phosphorus in the town of Vapi in South Gujarat.

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Aside from UPL's  background, they also shared their brands /  product lines and what is in the pipeline, helping farmers, and a question and answer portion after.

Here in the Philippines, UPL has been around for 5 years, starting August 2012.

Price Advantage
They do not believe in "cheap" price, but rather in reasonably priced, in order to maintain good quality.

Availability
UPL is present in 128 countries. Here in the Philippines, UPL products are available in agricultural supply stores and authorized distributors like Jardine.

Manufacturing Plants
UPL products are not all made in India, because they have manufacturing facilities around the world.

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Left to right: UPL Philippines' Tapas Bhattacharjee, Country Head; Jacxyl Silvosa, Account Manager; Marvin Angeles, Senior Technical and Product Development Executive; Rizmel Librojo, Senior Executive for Registration and Product Development.

I asked a rather silly question: Since pesticide is a poison, can expired poison still be able to poison? I was answered that even though the potency might have degraded, but still, it is still poisonous.

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UPL Philippines officials
UPL believes in making the world a better place, with steps like crop protection and promotion of farmers' safety. Everything they do is not solely for the business; after all, at the core of UPL is Doing Things Better. Thanks for reading! :)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Color Manila Blacklight Tour 2017 Sched!

Hello po! Frens, the CM Blacklight Run press launch was recently held last May 3, 2017 at the F1 Hotel in BGC. Color Manila has established itself as the most aggressive ‘concept fun-run’ organizer in the country. Over 120,000 runners have participated in its various franchises, which include the CM Challenge, CM Blacklight Run, CM Costume Run, CM Glitter Run, and CM Classic Run.

CM Blacklight Run press launch was recently held last May 3 at the F1 Hotel in BGC. Color Manila has established itself as the most aggressive ‘concept fun-run’ organizer in the country. Over 120,000 runners have participated in its various franchises, which include the CM Challenge, CM Blacklight Run, CM Costume Run, CM Glitter Run, and CM Classic Run

This year's target for CM Blacklight Manila is 12,000 runners, which was also the total number of runners who participated last January of this year in CMR5, Color Manila's 5th year celebration.

CM Blacklight Manila is 12,000 runners, which is also the total number of runners who participated last January this year in CMR5, Color Manila's 5th year celebration.
Top Ten reasons to attend the Color Manila run was given, and a video of their past race was shown.
“We created the CM Blacklight Run Tour so that our followers can have the option of signing up for all three events, and give them the opportunity to experience the most colorful night run in the country today.  Thus, more than just enjoying the run with your friends, you’re also able to see more of the Philippines,” says Justine Cordero, VP of COLOR MANILA.

says Justine Cordero, VP of COLOR MANILA.


cm blacklight run 2017

Since this will be held at night time, this is perfect for people like me who have trouble waking up in the wee hours of the morning; and for the non-competitive runners, those seeking the "fun" and enjoyment in fun run, this exciting color festival is for you!

cm blacklight run registration

Color Manila Blacklight Run schedule is as follows:
  • Manila- May 27, Block 30, Filinvest City, Alabang
  • Bacolod- June 3, The District North Point, Bacolod
  • Davao- August 12, 2017, SM Lanang Premier, Davao
Manila leg

CM  Blacklight Run has 4 Categories:
  • 3K
  • 5K
  • 10K
  • 6K Challenger Category
CM Blacklight  race kit types:
  • Deluxe kit (Php 950)- drifit shirt, race bib, headlamp, color packet and finisher’s medal
  • Rockstar kit (Php 1,500)-  drifit shirt, race bib, headlamp, drawstring bag, foldable water bottle, face paint tube, color packet and finisher’s medal
  • 6K Blacklight Challenger kit (Php 2,000)- two drifit shirts, race bib, headlamp, drawstring bag, foldable water bottle, face paint tube, color packet and finisher’s medal
*Race kit claiming will be from May 23 – 27, 2017 at 2nd Level, Node Expansion, Festival Mall, Alabang, from 10am-7pm.

color manila race kit

Bacolod and Davao leg

CM  Blacklight Run 3 race finishes:
  • 3K
  • 5K
  • 10K  
CM  Blacklight race kit inclusion:
  • Deluxe kit, priced at Php 750- singlet,  prop, race bib, drawstring bag, finisher's medal and color packet
  • Rockstar kit, priced at Php 1,050- drifit shirt, race bib, headlamp, drawstring bag, color packet and finisher’s medal
  • Superstar kit, priced at Php 1,500- drifit shirt, race bib, headlamp, 3 drawstring bags, headwear, CM sticker, color packet and finisher’s medal

Where to register:

  • www.colormanilarun.com
  • SM ticket counters
  • Manila leg- Runnr (Trinoma, ATC, BHS), Second Wind, Toby's (Glorietta, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall)
  • Bacolod leg- Planet Sports (Robinson's Place Bacolod)
  • Davao leg- starting June 1, Chris Sports (SM Lanang Premier) and Toby's (Abreeza Davao)

Sponsors for the CM Blacklight Run Tour are F1 Hotel, Filinvest City, Festival Mall, Tiga South Ka Ba?, Skechers, Starbucks, Manilascope, Business Mirror and Philippine Graphic.

color manila blacklight run bacolod, color manila blacklight run davao,
Their glow in the dark powder unique in their race

CM Blacklight Run will also be back in Cebu and Clark this year, more details will be announced soon.

For more information about the CM Blacklight Run Tour, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ColorManilaRun. Thanks for reading! :)