Thursday, July 20, 2017

Natural Healing with Atienza Naturale in Malunggay and Turmeric V-Caps!

Hello po! With the unhealthy lifestyle of today, outside forces that we cannot control like pollution, plus hereditary factors that we have to consider, it is imperative that we take good care of our health and well-being so we can make the most of our lives.

Fortunately, Mother Earth has supplied us with all the amazing plantation that can heal us and prevent many dreaded diseases. Plus when it is combined with science, the results are nothing short of miraculous.

Natural Healing with Atienza Naturale in Malunggay and Turmeric

Introducing Atienza Naturale. Manilenas like me are very familiar with the Atienza's, with Mayor Lito once having led the nation's capital and beautifying it back then. And of course, what Pinoy doesn't know Kuya Kim Atienza- Showtime, Matanglawin at TV Patrol- Buhay ay Weather Weather Lang?!

atienza naturale malunggay details

Last July 1, 2017 in Santiago Filipino Restaurant in Katipunan, Quezon City, we came to know more about Atienza Naturale.

Atienza Naturale, a 100% Filipino-owned company was established in 2011 by founder Evelina Atienza. They are guided by the principles of the Value of Life. Their mission is to provide high quality yet affordable dietary supplements and skin care products.

Delivering their talk in front of Pinoy health and lifestyle bloggers, Ms. Angela Lei Atienza Valdepeñas taught us about the company while Dr. Rainier Neri Mozo lectured us the scientific aspect- regarding their controlled studies.
Delivering their talk in front of Pinoy health and lifestyle bloggers, Ms. Angela Lei Atienza Valdepeñas shared with us info about the company and its products, while Dr. Rainier Neri Mozo lectured us on the scientific aspect- regarding their controlled studies.

Atienza Naturale Malunggay

Malunggay has gained tremendous popularity in recent time. Before we would only think of it as ingredient to tinola and other uses, but now we view it with much admiration.

After all, Gram-for-gram, Malunggay (Moringa oleifera) leaves contain:
9x more Iron than Spinach
7x more Vitamin C than Oranges
4x more Vitamin A than Carrots
4x more Calcium than Milk
4x more Fiber than Oats
3x more Potassium than Bananas
2x more Protein than Yogurt

Benefits of Malunggay:
  • Immense nutritional value. Great source of Vitamin A, B-Vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron and phosphorus. What’s more, the leaves are rich in sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine.
  • High in potent antioxidants Vitamins A, C and E, it can diminish wrinkles and fine lines associated with aging.
  • Malunggay is an anti-tumor plant which may help prevent the onset of various chronic diseases like arthritis, cancer and heart and kidney diseases.
  • Malunggay can help lower blood pressure, aid in relieving pain caused by rheumatism, headache and migraines.
  • Internal organs are said to benefit from malunggay, good for treating liver and spleen problems and for joint pains.
  • Helps promote good eyesight and digestion. It may also provide help in cases of scurvy, asthma and earache.
  • Malunggay is a proven Galactogogue, valuable for lactating women as it helps stimulate milk production for feeding babies.
Malunggay in Reasearch
  • Malunggay has been extensively studied by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology with a stamp of approval and recommendation. 
  • In 2014, physicians at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) – Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC)’s Department of Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Unit embarked on a landmark study presenting the potential use of malunggay as a natural alternative to standard preparations used for lowering and regulating blood sugar.  To ensure that the malunggay in the study was administered in standardized doses, the research team opted to use Atienza Naturale Malunggay Capsules, as it featured the purest form of the herb in a medium that could be taken conveniently. According to Doctors Rainier Neri Mozo and Imelda Caole-Ang, an extract derived from malunggay was instrumental in reducing Hemoglobin A1c, a key indicator in the level of blood glucose, in a control group of 60 patients at the OMMC.  The study showed a mean reduction of 0.6% in the blood glucose of involved patients after regular dosage of malunggay capsules. 

 July 1, 2017 in Santiago Filipino Restaurant in Katipunan, Quezon City, Philippines, we came to know more about Atienza Naturale.  Atienza Naturale, a 100% Filipino-owned company was established in 2011 by founder Evelina Atienza. They are guided by the principles of the Value of Life. Their mission is to provide high quality yet affordable dietary supplements and skin care products.

Atienza Naturale Turmeric

When we say Turmeric, in Tagalog it is known as luyang dilaw. I have an aunt who is a cancer survivor and she turned to organic stuff, including guyabano and turmeric, to fight the disease. Turmeric is also useful in cooking, while in the province, it's utilized as a medicine by the albularyo (herbalist).

Turmeric is a very common herb. Often referred to as the “Queen of Spices,” its main characteristics are a pepper-like aroma, sharp taste and golden color.

Turmeric is also loaded with many healthy nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. Due to all these factors, turmeric is often used to treat a wide variety of health problems.

According to the Journal of the American Chemical Society, turmeric contains a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Benefits of Turmeric:

  • MAGIC Cure- Improves brain function and lowers risk of brain disease.
  • Neurodegenerative conditions improvement-  Turmeric has also been studied to prevent or slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease which is a leading cause of dementia. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of curcumin is generally believed to cause various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Anti-inflammatory- With the compound called Curcumin that can be beneficial for people suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.
  • Cardiovascular conditions treatment- Compounds in turmeric help to lower low-density lipoprotein, or bad cholesterol levels and prevent cholesterol from building plaque on blood vessel walls. Turmeric can also prevent platelets from clumping together, which may reduce the risk of blood clots.
  • Cancer prevention- Turmeric’s preventive effects may relate to its antioxidant properties which protect cells from damage to help prevent or aid in the treatment of several types of cancers, including prostate, breast, skin and colon cancer. Intensive research is still ongoing for Turmeric’s anti-cancer properties.
  • Diabetes prevention- Studies have shown that curcumin may provide ideal intervention for Type 2 diabetes capable of mitigating characteristic pathophysiological hallmarks of the disease such as elevated blood sugar and insulin resistance. According to clinical research, curcumin has glucose lowering effect and improves fatty acid oxidation and utilization. 
atienza naturale turmeric details

One can easily buy moringa and turmeric at the marketplace. Heck, we have our own malunggay tree in front of our dwelling. But they have explained why it's better to choose them in capsule form - in veggie caps, no less, by Atienza Naturale.

It's because not only is Atienza Natural capsules more convenient, we can be assured of the potency and purity of the malunggay and turmeric. If one just randomly picks and prepares the plant by himself, he has to be aware of certain issues. Did you know that heat can destroy some of the active compounds, and lead in acid rain can contaminate the tree?

Here is what you need to know about the Atienza Naturale difference:


  • The products are encapsulated in V-Caps (veggie capsules), not animal-based substances.
  • All natural.
  • Not in oil form. Atienza Naturale comes in 500 mg of pure and fresh malunggay leaves / 500 mg of pure and fresh curcuma longa powder.
  • Chemical-free.
  • Claims backed up with research / studies.
  • FDA approved.

atienza naturale turmeric benefits
Malunggay The Wonder Gulay. We feel Terrific with Turmeric.


atienza naturale malunggay benefits
All you need is Malunggay! Turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant with Bioactive Compounds! Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that damages the cells causing health problems while Bioactive Compounds have medicinal properties that may help in the treatment of some conditions.

More things I learned:


  • According to statistics, leading cause of mortality in the Philippines is still cardiovascular diseases.
  • No Approved Therapeutic Claim is stamped even though there are already studies validating the efficacy, because it is not a medicine or cure.
  • One should allow 3 months of testing to know if a supplement is working.


Go ahead and harness the benefits of Nature with Atienza Naturale Malunggay and Turmeric! Available in Mercury and other leading drugstores nationwide! Thanks for reading! :)

Friday, July 14, 2017

It's Raining Amazing Freebies at Althea's 2nd Birthday + You Might Win A Trip to Korea!!!

Hello po! My most fave EVERRR online shopping destination- Althea Korea is turning 2 and they are celebrating their birthday with a BANG! Did I hear Korya Korya, yes?

#altheaturns2, #altheakorea,
Dig my Althea birthday box yo!

It's the grandest celebration yet. Check out the amazing promos they have in store for us shoppers!

  • Althea Birthday Sale
  • Birthday Giveaway Festival (FREE Beauty Products for shoppers to add into cart)
  • Althea Birthday Goodies (Limited Edition Cake Box + DIY Bday Kit + Sample Pack)
  • Contests to win prizes- 20 Days of Beauty Instagram Giveaway, Shopper's Lucky Draw (every week, one shopper from each country to win Althea credits based on country: RM1000, SGD 300, PH10,000, IDR3,000,000, TH8,000, USD200), Althea Facebook Giveaway every Monday!
  • FLY ME TO KOREA for TWO! (The Althea birthday box creation show off on Instagram. The grand prize is a flight to Korea for two! First prize is A Year's Free Shopping on Althea. Second prize is 3 months free shopping on Althea. Consolation prizes USD$100 Althea credits x 10 winners)
*terms and contitions apply, more info on www.althea.kr

This is my order:
-Rire Luxe Long & Curl Mascara, Innisfree Face Designing Duo, Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel, Holika Holika Golden Monkey Glamour Lip, Secret Key Miracle Fit Contour Stick.

althea 2nd birthday promo, althea 2nd birthday deals,

And this is the ton of freebies it came with; crazy right?! Even I was shocked to see all of this!
-DIY Birthday kit plus samplers and full size, oh my! Pure Smile, Whamisa, Beuins, Skinature, Aqua Blossom, Half Moon Eyes, Belle Journee lip tattoo!

althea 2017, kbeauty shopping philippines,

I really love browsing on Althea Korea's site because everything is eye candy- super pretty.

When I spot good deals, I act fast (payment is easy too, I use Dragonpay) because they have so many freebies and discounted boxes that it's no wonder, many Pinays have become K-beauty addicts! And yes, they sell a lot cheaper vs buying in stores here, not to mention they offer free shipping for just Php 999 purchase!

Happy 2nd Birthday Althea Korea! More power to you and wishing you more fruitful years!!! Thanks for making me a part of your Althea Squad, Saranghae! :)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Browhaus Eyelash Extension Review

Hello po! Frens, some time ago, I tried the free lash extensions in Xtensions salon in Makati. I remembered that despite the lash tech warning me that it might sting, I did not feel hurt one bit. The downside, however, was that the express lashes seem to be their thinnest ones and there was only a few pieces so it was hardly noticeable!

Recently, I had Lash in Bloom 2.0 in Browhaus Trinoma. Regular Price is Php 3,800 but I had bought a GC so it's like a got it at a fraction of the cost.

From the reception to the lash attendant, the staff was really nice and polite. It's a swanky salon- I like the interiors.

The LA (lash attendant) was very knowledgeable because, as she related, she's a pioneer, 9 years in service. She actually complemented that my lashes are pretty long, and that I should just get eyelash perm next time.

She recommended a mix of 10 and 11 but I wanted the fullest effect so I said put all number 11 lashes. It's made of fiber. Before undergoing, the eye area should be clean, no eye makeup. She put tape on the area and proceeded to glue the lashes.

It stung a bit while she was putting them on - maybe because of the glue, and I got teary eyed afterwards. She said the extensions could last from 1 to 2 months and there is a free retouch within 7 days. She also advised me against applying mascara, and using shower head (due to strong jet of water) while I have this. She also said having this often is not recommended (I presume that of course this uses some chemicals).

The result  was almost perfect except that 1 lash near my nose (left eye) didn't curve out making it look like I have a mole inside my eye (see middle pic).

eyelash extension salon philippines
Top: before; middle and bottom: after. I just had it done but you can already see that a lash on my left is drooping, making me look like a have a mole on my eye!

After 3rd day, right eye is very much okay, but lashes in my left eye are bunching up and about 5 pieces have fallen off. Hmmm... maybe that is why LA kept on saying their new glue isn't as strong... Oh well... 


Browhaus lash in bloom Review
Lashes on the THIRD day: right is very satisfactory, but left is crisscrossing, you can see gaps.

Here is my experience with eyelash extensions-

Pros:
No need to buy mascara
No undereye dark smudges
Looks more natural than false eyelashes (those that have black bands)
Thick and long yet not heavy
Dolly look
Convenient and saves time-one can do away with eye makeup like eyeliner or mascara with this on

Cons:
Can be mahapdi (stings) during application procedure
Allergic reaction episodes (days when eyes felt very itchy)
Waking up, can't clean or rub eyes (daba pagkagising magtanggal ka ng morning glory hehe)
Feels slightly heavy when wet
Makes washing face and removing makeup on face harder (because you have to be very careful around them)
Not 100% comfortable, you have to be conscious not to scratch eyes
One by one, fiber lashes fall off almost every day
Unnatural looking lash direction- gaps, overlapping or crisscross, instead of straight
Pretty expensive
You can't have it regularly because it affects your natural lashes' quality or health

Browhaus Eyelash Extension Review

Tip:
When drying face, gently dab tissue instead of wiping with towel. Some of the lashes tend to get stuck in the cotton of the towel.
When you want to remove them, don't pull them off forcibly because your real lashes will get removed too.

Til when did my eyelash extensions last?
I had it done May 15, then I removed the last 3 strands middle of July because my eyes look weird. The right eye looks lush with some 3 lash extensions still on with one of them is pointing down, while my left eye looks naked with no lash extension left.

In conclusion:
I loved the doll eyes effect. My right eye's lashes were fine but I was really NOT satisfied that the lashes on my left eye were bunching and crossing together.  I don't know maybe it was the glue, or some other reason during application or what...

Monday, July 10, 2017

Foodtrippin' at The Food Truck Manila QC! Pt 1

Hello po! Frens, it's always fun to go foodtrips right? Be it with family or friends, scouring the Metro for new places to eat and novelty dishes to try is a surefire happy bonding moment.

63 Kamias Road cor K-1 Street, Quezon City Philippines is one of the newest and dare I say cleanest and most spacious food park to hit the Metro- The Food Truck Manila QC!

Now if you are craving for regional comfort food that reminds you of home in the province, or maybe you want to try some foreign munchies a la Tex Mex, Cubana, Persian, Thai, Japanese, American, Chinese, Japanese, etc., they are all easily located under one roof!

Located at 63 Kamias Road cor K-1 Street, Quezon City, Philippines is one of the newest, and dare I say, cleanest and most spacious food park to hit the Metro- The Food Truck Manila QC!

the food truck manila qc Owner Mr. Joni Cabrera
Owner Mr. Joni Cabrera explained that the roofing of The Food Truck Manila was designed so (by then yet-to-graduate Architect Emelyn Vicencio) such that cool breeze comes in and hot air goes out.

Take your pick from the tenants on 3 levels, and the area has numerous tables already, while the 4th is for those customers who plan on puffing (ahem, having their nicotine or juice fix).

By the way, they have comfort rooms on Floors 1-3 for patrons' utmost convenience. When I visited, I saw that it's pretty well-maintained, and there's also soap.

So without further ado, here are the restaurants on each floor:

Level 1:

Level 1 food truck manila qc

Level 2:

tenants in food truck manila qc

Level 3:

best food park in manila philippines

Of course, this blog post ain't complete without FOOD! The following pics may be crave inducing, don't say I didn't warn ya!

What's Up Dough- Glazed Churros and HongKong Waffle

What's Up Dough- Glazed Churros and HongKong Waffle

Rouche Grill- Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich and Rib Eye

Rouche Grill- Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich and Rib Eye

Wenzyl- Sutukil and Humba

Wenzyl- Sutukil and Humba

Eats A Thai- Khao Pad and Thai Chicken Breast

 Eats A Thai- Khao Pad and Thai Chicken Breast

#Sumo Chef- California Maki / Sumo Spicy Roll and Sumo Ramen

#Sumo Chef- California Maki / Sumo Spicy Roll and Sumo Ramen

Isaw @ Iba Pa- Of course these well-loved street fare on sticks need no introduction, but they come in 'creative' monikers like Porn Platter, Maria Isawa and Chika Babes!

 Isaw @ Iba Pa- Of course these well-loved street fare on sticks need no introduction, but they come in 'creative' monikers like Porn Platter, Maria Isawa and Chika Babes!

Curt Kebob- Kebob Platter and Pita Wrap. I would love to see  Falafel included in their line up one day.

Curt Kebob- Kebob Platter and Pita Wrap. I would love to see  Falafel included in their line up one day.

Adobo House- Batangas Bulalo, Pork Chop Duo, Adobo sa Gata

 Adobo House- Batangas Bulalo, Pork Chop Duo, Adobo sa Gata

El Papi Chulo Cubano- Paella Havana

El Papi Chulo Cubano- Paella Havana

Instadesserts- #XoXoAvocado

Instadesserts- #XoXoAvocado

Grilllax- Grilled Tuna Panga and Grilled Pork BBQ

 Grilllax- Grilled Tuna Panga and Grilled Pork BBQ

But wait up! There's more! Watch out for the Part 2! Ang dami kasi bes! For more deets, please check out https://www.facebook.com/thefoodtruckmanilaqc/ XD

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Give Your Growing Up Children No Less Than USANIMALS by USANA for Optimum Health!

Hello po! Last June 22, 2017, I had been invited to world leading health supplement company, USANA, to its Philippine headquarters at The Enterprise Center, Makati. They had guests invited over to talk about their experience with USANIMALS dietary supplement for children.

June 22, 2017, I had been invited to world leading health supplement company, USANA, to its Philippine headquarters at The Enterprise Center, Makati. They had guests invited over to talk about their experience with USANIMAL
Did you know? USANA is awarded 5 Star ratings and the NutriSearch Gold Medal of Achievement! 

USANA Vice President for the Philippines and Indonesia Ms. Aurora 'Duday' Gaston delivered her message.

USANA Vice President for the Philippines and Indonesia Ms. Aurora 'Duday' Gaston

“USANA ensures that it manufactures products that are well-researched and is backed by reliable and accurate science. We have in-house world-class scientists who test the potency and purity of USANA product to ensure complete and balanced formulas.”

“Our Scientific Advisory Council consists of independent associates whose insights into product applications and efficacy help us deliver high-quality products that promote human health. We work with distinguished scientific institutions who conduct research to ensure our company provides cutting-edge nutritionals.”

“At USANA, we believe that the quality of raw ingredients is of the utmost importance. USANA only uses ingredients of high quality to ensure maximum purity, potency, and bioavailability.”

Also present in the intimate gathering are Ms. Lizbeth Jose (USANA General Manager), Ms. Sheila Rada of Dominguez Marketing
Also present in the intimate gathering are Ms. Lizbeth Jose (USANA General Manager), Ms. Sheila Rada (Account Director, Dominguez Marketing).

Gen Blasurca (USANA Corporate Pharmacist) states:

“Good growth encompasses all aspects in the development of children – from physical, physiological, intellectual, emotional and psychological. We are proud to say that Usanimals by USANA can support the nutritional demands of growing children by providing the relevant and the most comprehensive nutrients that result in improved overall health development.”

 Usanimals contains quality antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help ensure that the essential nutrients are present in your child’s diet. It contains vital micronutrients such as Vitamins A, C, E, and zinc to boost immunity; B6, B12, folate, and choline for healthy brain function; calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D for strong bones and teeth; and iron, thiamin, and B12 for energy. It also contains calcium pantothenate, biotin, inositol, antioxidant phytonutrient complex (blackberry, raspberry, cranberry, blueberry fruit powder), selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum.

Children’s nutritional needs

Children need a diet sufficient in macro and micronutrients. Macronutrients refer to carbohydrates, fats and protein needed by the body to provide the vital energy and body building elements for survival and development.

Meanwhile, micronutrients are essential vitamins and minerals children needed in small amounts to support their physical and mental development. A child’s diet must also be sufficient to provide for the accumulation of stores of nutrients in preparation for the accelerated growth spurts of the teen years.

The lack of micronutrients such as iodine, vitamin A or iron in their daily diet may result in brain underdevelopment and poor performance in school, as well as the inability to cope with stress.

usanimals ingredients, price,
The Science of Usanimals

Usanimals contains quality antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help ensure that the essential nutrients are present in your child’s diet. It contains vital micronutrients such as Vitamins A, C, E, and zinc to boost immunity; B6, B12, folate, and choline for healthy brain function; calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D for strong bones and teeth; and iron, thiamin, and B12 for energy. It also contains calcium pantothenate, biotin, inositol, antioxidant phytonutrient complex (blackberry, raspberry, cranberry, blueberry fruit powder), selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum.

Usanimals is free of artificial flavors and sweeteners. Each chewable tablet is easy to eat, stamped with animal shapes and has a natural wild berry flavor, making it a yummy and fun treat for kids!

L-R: Ms. Blasurca; Dr. Marjhoree Khandee T. Papa, MD, Obstetrician-Gynecologist/Sonologist; GOLD Director USANA Philippines; Madelyn Corpuz, RN (Cum Laude) DIAMOND Director Usana Philippines.
L-R: Ms. Blasurca; Dr. Marjhoree Khandee T. Papa, MD, Obstetrician-Gynecologist/Sonologist; GOLD Director USANA Philippines; Madelyn Corpuz, RN (Cum Laude) DIAMOND Director USANA Philippines.

Some key notes during the Q&A:
  • Children grow every year; it's the most important time to ensure they get adequate nutrition.
  • Hydrolyzed Rice Protein exclusive to Usanimals is for bone and muscle growth, height.
  • Inositol, only in Usanimals, is the cleanest form of energy.
  • I learned that USANA's founder was a scientist, and not a marketing man! 
  • That is why USANA has a totally scientific focus, to the cellular level, they have open and available research, and have established absorption, bioavailability, etc. 
  • Athletes trust USANA for peak level performance.
  • USANA doesn't have a "No Approved Therapeutic Claim" on the label since FDA classified it as a Household Remedy.
  • Price wise at Php 18.75, Usanimals is very competitive, even the same or lower cost as compared with other children's vitamins that don't even measure up!
  • If you think USANA is expensive, think about the expenses of getting sick! 
  • If machines need some maintenance or tune ups, what more can be said for our bodies? It is the only ONE we have so take care of it the BEST way, with the highest quality vitamins that is USANA. Our health is our puhunan!
  • Being a USANA associate can be very rewarding. It gives one financial freedom, and more time for the family! Perfect for mompreneurs!

usanimals is usana for children
Dra.'s healthy and cute boy! Looking back, would you believe that her baby had complications during his second day, and had to be confined in the NICU for weeks? They consider this his 2nd life, hence, Dr. Papa only provides her son the vitamins of best quality and maximum benefit!

Pinoy Health and wellness and lifestyle bloggers with the interviewees, Dr. Marjhoree and Ms.Madelyn.
Health and wellness, mommy and lifestyle bloggers with the interviewees, Dr. Marjhoree and Ms.Madelyn.

Let's put USANA to the real test!

FEEDBACK ON ESSENTIALS:

Last event, we were given samples. I have felt the difference with USANA Essentials (Mega Antioxidant + Chelated Minerals) ! I was happy to report that I did not fell ill during  this time. I usually get infected  when there's someone who would sneeze or cough. And so it happened that someone sitting near me did haching!, but USANA prevented me from contracting cold! The pair made me feel more energetic too. Recently, I have read a testimonial that Usana also helped boost fertility in a trying-to-conceive couple.

USANA Essentials (Mega Antioxidant + Chelated Minerals) review

TASTE TEST:

Now we know that kids can be picky eaters. So I gave Usanimals to my niece and her remark while grinning from ear to ear was it's "masarap pero maasim." Okay, the pampered child said delicious.
Next, I handed out tablets to half a dozen kids in an impoverished community. They all echoed it was "masarap!" Some of them even tried to ask for seconds.

usanimals review

So you see, frens, there is no reason to deny yourself and your kiddos the top rated nutrition and total body health option out there! And who knows, you'll love Usana enough to become a USANA associate and be on the road to wealth!

To learn more, please visit www.usana.com, follow them on Social Media: facebook.com/OfficialUSANAPhilippines, twitter.com/usana_ph, instagram.com/usanapilipinas. Thanks for reading! :)

Nutramedica Beauty Products Review!

Hello po! I have received some of these personal care items-
Skin RX Roll On Deodorant with Calamansi Extract, Cocozen Seaweed Oil Lemongrass Scent, and Porcelana Whitening Soap Skin Whitener and Moisturizer.

These are exclusively manufactured for Nutramedica and are available at WOW World of Wellness.

Nutramedica's Skin RX Roll On Deodorant with Calamansi Extract, Cocozen Seaweed Oil Lemongrass Scent, and Porcelana Whitening Soap Skin Whitener and Moisturizer review

I think they can also be bought online, though I am not certain as to the price since I got them as a token. Now I decided to write about them. You know that every time I make a review, I really use the product and give my honest opinion.

It's pretty neat that they are Philippine-made (support local!) and have natural ingredients, though not 100% organic.

Skin RX Roll-On Deodorant with Calamansi Extract Ingredients:
Tawas (Potassium Chlorohydrate), calamansi (Citrus Microcarpa), castor oil, alcohol, triclosan, etc.

Skin RX Roll-On Deodorant with Calamansi Extract Ingredients, review,

I am so lucky that I don't have halitosis, hahaha! However, I have to admit that a little sweat and my underarms reek of you-know-what. Now, there are some days when this protects me from odor, but most of the time, it doesn't. That is why I would use this when I am just at home and not going out or do strenuous activity. I'd also recommend applying this twice a day- morning and before going to bed. Whitening effect on my armpit? Kinda hard to tell since my UA is not dark. That being said, it doesn't burn, and maintained the lightness of my pits.

Cocozen Seaweed Oil Lemongrass Scent Ingredients:
VCO, oils of seaweed, menthol and lemongrass.

 Cocozen Seaweed Oil Lemongrass Scent Ingredients, review,
Product is lying on my blue sauna belt that I bought from a street vendor for just a hundred pesos.

It has a distinct strong lemongrass (tanglad, amiright?) scent. Anyway, it feels warm on the skin. I like to apply it on my tummy area after shower, then cover it with a sauna belt. After a while I can see that the area has become sweaty. Yes, I think doing this helps against bloating and in the process make the waist smaller. But let's be realistic, to really lose those inches you can't rely on a product alone. Discipline on eating and some form of exercise is still imperative.

Porcelana Whitening Soap Skin Whitener and Moisturizer Ingredients:
Papaya, grape seed extract, chamomile extract, etc.

 Porcelana Whitening Soap Skin Whitener and Moisturizer Ingredients, review,

I use this on my body. I also tried it on my face, it was okay, but I was using another facial wash. I like that it really is so fragrant. Plus points for lightening effect yet gentle and not drying. I actually think of it as similar to the Tokyo Love Soap. What I don't like is that after many uses and it has gotten smaller, it's kinda difficult to make it bubble. It's tandem with the Porcelana whitening pearl capsules which has a delicious scent and luxurious feel when applying.

Have you tried their products? Thanks for reading my thoughts on Nutramedica's Skin RX Roll On Deodorant with Calamansi Extract, Cocozen Seaweed Oil Lemongrass Scent, and Porcelana Whitening Soap Skin Whitener and Moisturizer! :)



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Yoshinoya SM North EDSA X Miss Philippines Earth 2017!

Hello po! Frens, last June 29, 2017, another batch of  beautiful eco-warriors from Miss Earth Philippines 2017, visited Yoshinoya SM North EDSA, Quezon City. 13 out of the 40  candidates were present.

The beauties wowed the crowd, and arrived earlier than expected. They also introduced themselves and their advocacy should they win. The coronation night will be on July 15, 7 PM at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City.

Yoshinoya SM North EDSA X Miss Philippines Earth 2017!
One of the sponsors is foodpanda.

The 5 R's in the campaign of Ms. Earth is Re-think, Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle and Respect. These can be seen at the back of their sash.

The ladies showcasing the giant gyudon.

Ms.Villanueva, Misamis Oriental; Ms. Nueva Valencia, Guimaras; Ms. Cagayan De Oro; Ms. Quezon City; Ms. San Miguel, Bulacan; Ms. Mandaluyong City; Ms. Pulilan, Bulacan; Ms. Lobo, Batangas; Ms. Panglao, Bohol; Ms. Biñan City; Ms. New Zealand; Ms. Florida, USA; and Ms. Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.

Present at this event were Ms.Villanueva, Misamis Oriental; Ms. Nueva Valencia, Guimaras; Ms. Cagayan De Oro; Ms. Quezon City; Ms. San Miguel, Bulacan; Ms. Mandaluyong City; Ms. Pulilan, Bulacan; Ms. Lobo, Batangas; Ms. Panglao, Bohol; Ms. Biñan City; Ms. New Zealand; Ms. Florida, USA; and Ms. Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.

Pinoy food and lifestyle bloggers grab this photo opportunity.

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The Miss Earth Philippines hopefuls also participated in the earthquake drill, much to the delight of the crowd outside to see such a gathering.

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The Top 3 winners of media's choice awards were: Ms. Pulilan, Bulacan, Ms. Mandaluyong City and Ms. Panglao, Bohol. You may check out HERE for Glorietta's Best 3 as chosen by bloggers.

We enjoyed this sumptuous lunch:

It can be very well said that Yoshinoya is a house that gyudon built. Well, here is their famous beef bowl- so fresh, flavorful, juicy and tender. Kani salad as appetizer and green iced tea are merry add-ons.

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This is actually Chicken Teriyaki (from the rice bowl selection), and dessert Tiramisu, just placed in a bento box.

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And Yoshinoya's latest offering, the Big Chicken. Whereas other fastfood chains offer a teeny-weeny piece of chicken fillet, this one is huge and tasty!

Yoshinoya's latest offering, the Big Chicken

Here is the current menu / food selection with price in Yoshinoya Philippines!

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Oh, just wanna include- another thing I like about Yoshinoya stores is that they have their own clean comfort rooms and washing area. It's really very convenient!

Yoshinoya is present in these countries- Japan, USA, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia. Here in the Philippines, they have branches in SM Manila, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, Glorietta, Robinsons Galleria, Fairview Terraces, Valero Makati and SM Seaside Cebu.

Finally, I would like to urge each one to be mindful of Mother Nature, just like our Miss Earth beauties, for the sake of the future generation. And for a world-class Japanese food at prices within reach, please visit Yoshinoya! Thank you for reading! :)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Strokes Premier by Momoi Supe x Niccolo Cosme Collab for Peace Movement

Hello po! Last June 22, 2017 was the media and VIP party for Strokes Premier by Momoi Supe Ayala Vertis North as it launches “Beauty That Moves”, a collab with photographer Niccolo Cosme.

The campaign celebrates human aesthetics and the beauty of giving and sharing through arts and collaboration.

This is the newly opened Strokes Premier  by Momoi Supe. This is his second beauty studio.

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Strokes by Momoi Supe is popular for 3D brows, Yumi lash extensions, scalp micropigmentation, permanent makeup, and more.

Treatment room with a distinct feel of luxury and exclusivity.

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The powder room is like that in a hotel; the makeover room is posh; while the Luxuria line of soaps and fragrances is adorned with tasteful decors.

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Momoi Supe, Keighty Wong, Sean Clores and friends.

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Celebrity sightings  all over the place!

blogger, The series features portraits of singer and host Angel Jones; comediennes KitKat and Kakai Bautista; actress Dionne Monsanto; world boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr and wife Rachel; rocker Jay Contreras and wife, former child star Sarah Abad; model April Tanhueco, among others

Showcased are interactive artpieces curated by visual artist Niccolo Cosme. The peace-evoking portraits are “Augmented Reality” - download and view from the free mobile app iSMARTPHOTO.

You may watch the video here and witness as these images come to life.

The series features portraits of singer and host Angel Jones; comediennes KitKat and Kakai Bautista; actress Dionne Monsanto; world boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr and wife Rachel; rocker Jay Contreras and wife, former child star Sarah Abad; model April Tanhueco, among others.

Strokes Premier by Momoi Supe x Niccolo Cosme Collab for Peace Movement

“Being in the aesthetic industry, I wanted to highlight that beauty is not just what people see on the outside, each one of us innately has that inner beauty for giving and sharing, each one of us can be a messenger of peace,” said Momoi Supe, the man behind Strokes by Momoi Supe.

“The situation in Mindanao is something that I cannot simply ignore because my family is from there and I wanted to move with what I have and can do.'


100% of the sales of these art cards, and a percentage from major services availed in Strokes by Momoi Supe and Strokes Premier by Momoi Supe  from June 26 to July 26, will help raise money for Teach Peace Build Peace Movement for their psychosocial therapy peace-building activities to children in conflict areas in Mindanao.

Giving back...

100% of the sales of these art cards, and a percentage from major services availed in Strokes by Momoi Supe and Strokes Premier by Momoi Supe  from June 26 to July 26, will help raise money for Teach Peace Build Peace Movement for their psychosocial therapy to children in distress in conflict torn Marawi.


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I am indeed grateful to Sir Niccolo, one of my fellow ambassadors in environmental advocacy HCWH for inviting me that wonderful evening to celebrate Beauty That Moves. Thanks for reading! :)