Let’s All Go To Shakey's, Shall We?

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     Hello dearies! How's your week so far? I presume you've already seen the newest t.v. ad of Shakey's and it's inviting us to enjoy good food with good company. For us Filipinos, going out to eat is never just about enjoying good food. It is now an opportunity to bond and spend quality time with our loved ones. It is a special time carved out in our schedules to relax and reconnect with our friends and family, which is why finding the perfect setting is so important.

     These days, however, with the constant sprouting of new concept restaurants all around the metro, choosing your next dining option can seem endless and exhausting. The hassles of traffic and hard-to-find location of the new restaurant where you've plan to dine with makes you cringe in your car seat.
But most of the time, all you want is something familiar, a place that feels like home. A place with a menu that you know by heart, you know exactly what you are getting. Where you are sure you will have fun in the company of family and friends. That place is Shakey’s – where all you need is one word to express exactly what you mean, where all you need to say is “Let's”, when you want to go to Shakey’s. So what's this "Let's" exactly? More details below :)
Let’s All Go To Shakey's
     Famous for its Thin Crust Pizza and Awesome Twosome Chicken N' Mojos, Shakey's is everyone's favorite fun, family, pizza restaurant—the place we all like to go back to visit, time after time. Growing up, Shakey's may have been the first choice venue for milestone celebrations, but it has now evolved into a place where Guests can simply get together to have a good time and make great memories, no matter what the occasion.
Let’s All Go To Shakey's
Manager's Choice Thin Crust Pizza and Awesome Twosome Chicken N' Mojos
     With menu favorites that are so consistently delicious they might as well be considered iconic, Shakey's never disappoints when it comes to satiating your food cravings whenever you visit. Always ready to welcome back its Guests, Shakey's is the go-to place for memorable meal-time moments with friends and family.
Let’s All Go To Shakey's
Angus Steakhouse Pizza and Spaghetti Platter
     So when you’re looking to catch a break in the middle of the day. Let's all go to Shakey's. Figuring out where to go this weekend? Let’s all go to Shakey’s. Choosing a restaurant to hang out with your family? Let’s all go to Shakey’s. Instead of staying home tonight, Let’s. 
Let’s All Go To Shakey's
Shakey's Buendia Branch
     I'm craving for a thin crust pizza right now. Who wants to join with me? Raise your hands and Let's all go to Shakey's :) 

For more information:
Like them on Facebook: Shakey’s Pizza 
Follow them on Twitter: @PHShakeys 
Follow them on Instagram: @shakeysph

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Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch

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     I've been coloring my hair to make it lighter for more than three years now. I'm a fan of Do-It-Yourself hair coloring products and I find it easy, safe (because I make it sure to follow the instructions written on the box packaging) and life saver especially in times of bad hair days. I also go to salons if I want to achieve a bolder color with the help of a professional stylist but there were times that I don't have the budget for it or I'm too busy because of mommy and daughter duties at home.

     Are you itching to color your hair bold but contemplating because of limited resources? Watsons recently launched their "Color Your Hair Bold" initiative and wants to ease these worries of women by highlighting that hair coloring is not only fun, it is also safe, affordable and easy that everyone can do it at home, Now is the perfect time to spruce up your hair because bold colored hair is in! More details about the launch and sharing with you my new hair color below :)
Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch
     If you have an Instagram account, prolly you've seen different hair colors and styles. The brighter and bolder, the merrier and trendier! It is often said that you are never fully dressed without great hair and hair coloring is now considered as more than a necessity. It's a statement both of individuality and fashion. 
Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch

     But I some some Filipinas still cringe in their seats when DIY coloring is the topic among friends. Common discussion on this kind of hair coloring is the damage they may do to their hair, maintenance after the color, and other worries on the outcome of color on their locks.

     So last May 17, 2016 I was invited to the Watsons "Color Your Hair Bold" party that showcased hair as an essential fashion accessory to complete one's look. 

Highlights of the event as follows:

1. The invited guests were treated with interactive hair colouring activities that helped them learn tips and tricks to color their own hair. Healthy hair will bring out the best color so use daily treatments suited for color-treated hair, and don't be afraid to sport bold color to level up your look and boost confidence :)
Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch
2. We were also educated about DIY hair coloring process from application, to post hair color regimen even to everyday styling techniques. 

3. Highlight of the evening was the hair transformation of the 6 brave women who boldly changed their hair colors to match their individual styles. 
Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch
Presenting the 6 brave women who boldly changed their hair colors to match their individual styles.
4. There were also presentations from Lourd Ramos and other hair experts about proper hair coloring, styling and treatment. Aside from these, attendees were treated with more fashion tips as they listened to Celebrity Stylist Matt Gozun as he share his many insight on how to compliment fashion style with one's hair. As the event went on, Paolo Pineda's captured moments were presented in the background as hair inspirations and style pegs.

     For my hair color, I've decided to make it lighter like the usual shade that I'd go for. If you're going to ask me to choose from dark blonde to light blonde, without second thoughts I'll choose the later. There are different brand of hair color available in Watsons like L'Oreal, Revlon, Bigen, Kolours, Lolane, Revia, and Beautylabo. 
Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch
L-R: Bigen, Revlon, and L'oreal 
Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch
L-R: Kolours, Pixxel, Revia, and Beauty Labo
     The brand that I've chosen that afternoon was Revia. I have not tried it yet so I was giddy to see the results after the coloring process. Revia Hair Color Cream will give you 100% 3D care color cream with protein extract from wheat that gives intense and long-lasting color. Available in following variant: Bright Blonde, Cherry, Dark Brown, Hazelnut and Platinum Blonde.
Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch
Revia Hair Color Cream
 
     Since I've wanted to color my hair lighter, I gave the shade bright blonde a shot. Don't be intimidated by the hair color that you see on the box. You will not achieve that hair color without bleaching.
Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch
Revia Hair Color Cream in Bright Blonde
     Since I'm not going to bleach my hair, a semi-toned but still light shade will be the result which I'd go for. Actually, that is my technique if I'm leaning towards lighter or brighter hair color- I'll color my hair with light shades, almost platinum for three consecutive session (in a span of 6 months) to achieve that almost true blond hair.
Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch
During application
     Watsons gives you the freedom to be brave in running your hair through burgundy browns, fiery red, or any shades of blonde. 
Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch
L-R: During application and waiting process. The plastic wrap will make the color lighter after 30 minutes.
     Go play with your hair using colors without worry because Watsons also offers a wide range of post hair color regimen and styling. DIY hair coloring, post care and styling is affordable and easy with Watsons!
Watsons' Color Your Hair Bold Launch
Revia Hair Color Cream in Bright Blonde
Go take guts in trying out new hair colors because Watsons also provides styling and treatment products to maintain the gorgeous look of your color treated hair.

Have you tried this hair color brands that you can score at Watsons Stores? What's your favorite brand? Share it below!

Good Times!~


Exclusive SM Advantage Card promo
     From May 19 to July 2016, get a chance to win a total of 700,000 shopping points when you shop with your SM Advantage Card! For every Php 500.00 single-receipt purchase of any Hair Color Treatment, Styling and other Color Car products, a member is entitled to one (1) e-raffle entry. There will be three (3) winners of 50,000 shopping points for the grand prize, five (5) winners of 30,000 shopping points and forty (40) winners of 10,000 shopping points as consolation prize. Be brave this season and color your hair bold with Watsons.
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Product Review: Measurable Difference Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS

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     I always dream of having long and luscious lashes. Unfortunately, my lashes are short, sparse, and thin. If I'm going to rate my lashes, I can say it's 3 of 10. Yes, my lashes are barely noticeable if I don't wear mascara. Even if I use mascara, I only achieve either longer lashes minus the volume or thicker lashes minus the length. 

     Long lashes have always been a dream to many Filipinas; with assets such as these, who needs to wear a lot of makeup especially now that Summer is here as well as the unbearable heat that comes with it? Finally, dream no more because long lashes can finally come true with Measurable Difference; many dreams of having dreamy lashes have finally become a reality. Well, after using Measurable Difference Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS religiously for a month, I've seen a big difference!
Product Review: Measurable Difference Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS
     I have tried two eyelash serums in the past. The first one that I've tried made a difference in my lashes but there were downsides. The second eyelash treatment that I received for a review is something that I will not recommend. It's scary as hell as I've experienced discomforts while applying the serum in my lashes. I have to stop using it because it causes pain in my eyes. It stings big time! I don't want to risk my eyes just to have a longer and luscious lashes by using that brand.
Product Review: Measurable Difference Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS
     Actually I've lost hope in eyelash serums and treatments after that experience and resorted to eyelash extensions. If you're a follower on Instagram, I presume you've seen a selfie where I'm so happy with my eyelash extensions but that was only on the first week. Come second week, the not so good experience of having eyelash extensions happened to me. I can't wash my face properly, I saw my natural lashes falling off one by one, etc. ugh!
Product Review: Measurable Difference Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS
Looks pretty right but it is hard to maintain and my lashes became weak and brittle after weeks :(
     Fast forward this year, I've seen Martha of The Beauty Junkee blog boasting on fleek eyelashes on her Instagram account and that lost hope of having a thicker and longer lashes came to life again. No kidding, when I say it is effective it is truly effective because it's not only me who saw the difference. So what really is Measurable Difference and why I'm praising the product right from the very start of this review:
Product Review: Measurable Difference Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS
Measurable Difference

  • Measurable Difference is a treatment and makeup brand that lengthens lashes and thickens brows. Its secret lies in RegenaLash, a peptide complex infused into each product's ingredient mix. RegenaLash makes lashes look longer and brows look fuller in just over a month's time. 
  • Aside from this specially patented formula, Measurable Difference also vouches for all natural ingredients, rejecting the use of makeup preservatives that can harm the skin.
Product Review: Measurable Difference Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS
Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS

  • Formulated with nature's most beneficial ingredients and science's most advanced technology for longer-looking lashes and fuller-looking brows, without irritation.
  • A night treatment of lashes and brows, best applied before sleeping. 
  • Helps promote healthier, longer-looking lashes and fuller-looking brows in 4-6 weeks.
  • Nourishes, hydrates, and conditions lashes and brows.
  • Clinically tested.
  • Ophtalmologist tested.
  • Easy to use, dries clear.
  • Features RegenaLash.
Product Review: Measurable Difference Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS
size: 0.1 fl. oz / 3 ml

price: 1,549.75 php (Around $33.12)

place bought: Free
Measurable Difference is exclusively sold at the SM Beauty Store, Ground Floor, SM Makati.

instructions for use: For lashes- Clean and dry the eye area. Remove contacts. Apply one thin layer along the base of the upper lashes. Allow to dry before adding makeup or moisturizer. 
For brows- Clean and dry brow hair. Apply 1-2 thin strokes along the brow.

ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate, PEG-23 Glyceryl Distearate, Myristoyl Pentapeptide- 17, Tropolone.
Product Review: Measurable Difference Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS
The brush of this serum is longer and dense.
Product Review: Measurable Difference Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS
bare lashes
Product Review: Measurable Difference Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS
Loving the results of this eyelash serum. I have healthier eyelashes that is longer and thicker. Look at the base, it's like I'm already wearing an everyday mascara.
What I like:

  • The price- if I'll do the math, I can say it's worth the bucks.
  • The packaging- it's packaged in a sleek box and in a simple mascara like tube that is handy and travel friendly.
  • The lash brush is long and dense enough to pick up the right of product inside the tube.
  • This lash and brow serum can pass as odourless.
  • It's easy to apply and dries clear. Even if this product is intended to use before sleeping, I also use this at daytime, before applying my eyeliner and mascara.
  • Lash & Brow Amplifying Serum with RegenaLash PLUS is a 2-in-1 product. Perfect for brows and lashes. I get to save for that since I don't need to buy a separate serum for my brows. 
  • The serum is light in texture, non-sticky and not oily.
  • It doesn't sting my eyes which I experienced from another brand of eyelash serum.
  • No darkening of eyelids and under eyes which I also experienced from another brand before.
  • No irritation, breakouts, or whatsoever experience after a month of using the product day and night.
  • It lengthened and thickened my lashes. 
  • Lashes on my lower lids are now visible. 
  • Less falling of my lashes during curling or mascara application. 
  • Batch, manufacturing, and expiry date is printed on the tube.

What I don't like:

  • Those who have tight budget would say that the price is steep for a 3 ml product.
  • It's only available at SM Beauty Store Makati, so it's not easily accessible.

Will I repurchase: A big fat YES!

Recommendation:
     I give this a 5/5 rating. But wait, can I give it 6/5? Yes it's a perfect rating despite the price and availability because what I'm after for is the real results. Who needs eyelash extensions if you can have longer and thicker eyelashes the natural way. If you're really serious in making lengthening and thickening your lashes, you need to be patience in applying the product before bedtime.

     Since I really really want to see results faster, I religiously apply the product day and night! No regrets as I've seen the results after 5 weeks and will apply it continuously because there are still product left with me. After achieving longer and thicker lashes, this serum is also good for maintenance. Like our hair that needs shampoo and conditioner everyday, I think our lashes need that love and care too so I highly recommend this product not only because you want to achieve vavavoom lashes after a month but for a healthier lashes day by day.

     #SeeTheDifference with Measurable Difference. Get ready to see your lashes and brows, yes they have brow products too to fill-in those unsightly gaps and bring in a whole new light. Have you tried eyelash treatment and serum/s in the past? Share your experience below :)

For more information about Measurable Difference
Like them on Facebook: Measurable Difference Ph
Follow them on Instagram: @measurabledifferenceph

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DISCLAIMER:
This product was sent to me by Measurable Difference Philippines for a review. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. We have different skin types and what works for me may not work for you or vice versa.
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Join the Avida Homepossible: Familyscape Conference

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     We all know that family is the basic unit of the society. We all have families and the values that we have now started inside our family. Starting a family and building a home, while a joyful life milestone, can be daunting. But there are a lot of ways to nourish the homemaker in you so that you can start out strong.

     Discover the inspiring ways that empower lifestarters in Avida’s Homepossible: Familyscape conference, to be held on May28 at Fairmont Hotel, Makati City. The one-day conference aims to encourage family-oriented individuals to pursue a multi-faceted lifestyle in an enabling community, offering a 360-degree approach on gearing up with the essential skills and knowledge that can guide them on the journey to being a homemaker. More details about the conference below :)
Join the Avida Homepossible: Familyscape Conference
     Familyscape will be headlined by ANC’s On the Money host Edric Mendoza and WholeMomPH, composed of aspirational moms Chesca Kramer, Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio and Marilen Montenegro. Mendoza will talk about how lifestarters can effectively plan their financials.

     Meanwhile, the inspiring moms of WholeMomPh will cover topics ranging from creating a place that affects family dynamics to nurturing one’s inner self amidst all the demands and responsibilities of a homemaker.

     Familyscape is the second installment of Avida’s Homepossible conference series this year. Homepossible is part of Avida’s campaign that is all about encouraging people to pursue the life that they dream of.

     Be inspired to move in and move forward through Homepossible: Familyscape. Learn how you can start shaping the life you’ve envisioned for your own family by joining Homepossible: Familyscape. 

Pre-register and join the conference for free by visiting:

About Avida Land
     An Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) subsidiary, Avida Land provides thoughtfully-designed yet affordable homes in secure communities that offer value for money and convenience all within reach. With the five pillars of accessibility, unique features and amenities, quality assurance, stress free buying and relaxing living experience integrated in all its condominium and house and lot properties, Avida Land has become the developer of choice among the rising middle class as it continues to expand its product offerings across the country.
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Blushing Beauty by SkinStation SM North Now Open!

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     Hello dearies! I was invited last May 13, 2015 to the blessing and launching of Blushing Beauty The Block, Sm North branch. The oh-so-cute and pretty skin care clinic located at the 5th Floor of The Block Sm North EDSA is a head turner especially if you have a thing for something girly and colorful. Since this is one of SkinStation's baby, I'm sure that the services offered are affordable and effective.

     Blushing Beauty by SkinStation is a skin care clinic that offers luxurious yet affordable services, innovative products, and an “Instagrammable” store professionally designed by Manila’s sought after Interior Design Firm, Heim Interiors. It is a new concept store developed for the young, value-conscious millenials. Blushing Beauty is a fitting follow-up to their highly successful SkinStation, now with 29 branches nationwide. To see highlights of the event, scroll down please :)
Blushing Beauty by SkinStation SM North Now Open!
     The blessing was headed by Mr. Fred C. Reyes and his family. It's a short but sweet and fun-filled event where invited guests got a chance to tour inside Blushing Beauty particularly in their treatment rooms. Once you're inside, I tell you now to hold your horses because every part and corner are so pretty and picture perfect!
Blushing Beauty by SkinStation SM North Now Open!
Mr. Fred C. Reyes and his family
     After the blessing, I roamed around the clinic and went to different treatment rooms but unfortunately was not able to take photos of how each room looks like. I only got a few snaps and the photos below are my favorite places inside the clinic. 
Blushing Beauty by SkinStation SM North Now Open!
photo wall and dainty receiving table
     My favorite areas are Blushing Beauty photo wall, dainty mini table beside the waiting area, and the comfort room which is soooo cute! I can't stop myself from taking selfie photos inside and before I forgot, it's not only cute- it's clean and smells so good too!
Blushing Beauty by SkinStation SM North Now Open!
Inside their comfort room
     The Blushing Beauty product line offers a wide range of fun, trendy, and innovative skin care and cosmetic line engineered with the latest International formulations. They are professionally formulated by multi-awarded chemist, SkinStation and Blushing Beauty founder, Mr. Fred C. Reyes. He received the 2008 Achievement Award and 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry. Strengthened by the science of nano-encapsulation to enhance efficacy and optimal absorption, Blushing Beauty products make you selfie-ready all the time.
Blushing Beauty by SkinStation SM North Now Open!
They are offering skin care products from head to toe
     I also took a photo of the services they are offering. Like what I've said above, Blushing Beauty is the brainchild of SkinStation where I go for my underarm diode laser. I highly recommend you to try this painless hair removal because it's affordable and effective.
Blushing Beauty by SkinStation SM North Now Open
     Thank you so much Blushing Beauty for having me. I'll be back one of these days to try their services and take another selfie in their Instagrammable rooms. I'm going to try the Axilight Laser and will tell you about my experience on my Instagram account @kathneko soon :)
Blushing Beauty by SkinStation SM North Now Open!
Blushing Beauty products are available at all Blushing Beauty and SkinStation branches nationwide.

To know more about Blushing Beauty by SkinStation
Like them on Facebook: blushingbeautyBB
Follow them on Twitter: @blushingBBph
Follow them on Instagram: @blushingbeautyph

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John Lloyd Cruz for Great Taste Coffee #ChooseToBeGreat

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     I believe that there is greatness in everyone. It's not all about wealth, fame and power because it comes in many form. It doesn't have to do with material and tangible things, for me greatness also comes from the heart, from the simple things that we do for our family and in for our country. Greatness is within every Filipino. 

     It has many forms that can just instantly come in any situation, at no particular place or time. From game-changing choices to simple, unplanned acts of kindness, greatness can thrive every day. Believing in the remarkable traits of Filipinos is Great Taste Coffee. I was invited weeks ago in an afternoon of food and meaningful conversations over a cup of Great Taste Coffee and met their newest endorser. See highlights of the #ChooseToBeGreat event below :)
John Lloyd Cruz for Great Taste Coffee #ChooseToBeGreat 
     Through the years, constant innovation has allowed the brand to constantly introduce new and better ways to enjoy a cup of coffee. As it continues to help bring out the greatness in every Filipino, Great Taste Coffee introduces a new endorser to join its journey of serving even greater experiences to its loyal consumers. 
John Lloyd Cruz for Great Taste Coffee #ChooseToBeGreat 
Great Taste White 3-in1, one of my favorite flavors from the variant Great Taste White
     Great Taste treated us to a  preview of Great Taste Coffee’s newest campaign featuring John Lloyd Cruz. The new campaign captures the respect and admiration that he and the brand have for Pinoy’s greatness. It was an inspiring event after hearing what their newest endorser's notion of greatness.
John Lloyd Cruz for Great Taste Coffee #ChooseToBeGreat
Like Great Taste Coffee, brand endorser John Lloyd Cruz is a staunch admirer of the Filipinos’ everyday greatness.
     During the event, Great Taste introduced a story-teller and celebrated showbiz personality- John Lloyd Cruz as its newest brand endorser. The coffee shop-themed event treated media guests in various activities that showcased Great Taste’s celebration of the Filipino’s everyday greatness. Lloydie, as what his fans often call him is I think one perfect endorser for Great Taste Coffee. He's a good actor and very humble and down-to-earth showbiz personality. 
John Lloyd Cruz for Great Taste Coffee #ChooseToBeGreat
L-R: Edwin Canta- SVP and Business Unit General Manager of URC, Cornelio Mapa- EVP and Managing Director of URC, John Lloyd Cruz- Great Taste Coffee Newest Endorser, and Lance Gokongwei- President and CEO of URC
     “We are very pleased to have John Lloyd Cruz as the latest addition to the Great Taste family. As our endorser, we believe he will reinforce our values and philosophy with the same kind of passion and greatness that he has exemplified in his life,” said Universal Robina Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Lance Gokongwei.

     Like Great Taste Coffee and John Lloyd Cruz, Filipinos can achieve greatness—from small triumphs, to great milestones. Choose to be great with Great Taste Coffee, available at all leading supermarkets, convenience stores, and sari-sari stores nationwide.

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Top Tips for Passing Your Driving Theory Test First Time

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     For many people, the theory test part of learning to drive is more frightening than actually driving the car itself. In many cases, learner drivers feel comfortable learning to drive on the road and getting into the habit of safe driving in order to prepare for their practical test, but can’t get their heads around learning all of the different facts and bits of information that they will be asked about during the theory test. But, the theory test is essential to learning to drive and getting your license – without a pass, you won’t be allowed to sit the practical test, no matter how good of a driver you have become. Here are some top tips for passing your theory test. 
Top Tips for Passing Your Driving Theory Test First Time
Start Early

     Leaving revising for your theory test to the last minute is a recipe for disaster. Although you may learn a lot of the answers to the questions that you’ll be asked - such as identifying different road signs - whilst you’re actually out on your driving lessons, don’t assume that because you’ve had a lot of lessons you will know the answers to all of the questions. Beginning early gives you the best chance of learning as much information as possible and familiarising yourself with the type of questions that are asked. When it comes to revision materials, there is a huge range available. Along with the DVLA’s official materials, you can also get free access to mock tests and more at Top Tests

Ask Questions

     It is your driving instructor’s job to help you learn how to drive and pass your test with as little attempts as possible – and this includes the theory test, too. If you’re worried about any part of your theory test or have a question about any of the information included in the test, your driving instructor will be able to help. No matter how silly you think your question may seem, it’s important to make sure that you have a clear understanding of what is expected of you during the test and the type of questions that you will be answering. A good driving instructor will be knowledgeable about the theory test and able to discuss with you any problems or questions that you might have to help put your mind at rest. 

Drive First

    Many learner drivers take the theory test before they start driving in order to get it out of the way. Whilst this may be a good strategy for some, others fail on the hazard perception part of the test simply because they are not used to looking out for hazards on the road. Taking a few driving lessons before sitting your test can improve your response time, as you’ll be able to anticipate the types of hazards that you’re looking for and it will be less of an alien experience for you. Talk to your driving instructor about doing a driving lesson where you focus on hazards in order to best prepare you for this part of the test. 

Passing your theory test first time is easy when you put in the right practice.
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Globe Disney Phones Pre-Orders Starts Now!

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     Kenzo started tinkering my tablet around the age of two. He's fond of watching educational shows in YouTube. I was surprised when I saw him doing the slide-tap-hold motion on his own. He's a fast learner and I can say that watching children's movies, listening to nursery rhymes, and enjoying educational shows in YouTube has helped a lot in school. 

     Since Kenzo is turning seven years old this year, I'm planning to teach him how to use a cellphone. I will buy him a unit BUT will wait for another year to let him bring his own cellphone at school. I'm after the basics why I will consider buying him a mobile phone- to text me his whereabouts at school during recess if possible and in case of emergencies. If there's a mobile phone that offers more than the basic functions, I'll be delighted to put that brand on top of my list. While I was browsing the internet last week, I've found out that Globe now has Disney Phones! I'm so excited to have the first dibs on Globe Disney Phones but first let me share the details that I got from Globe and why you and your kid/s should have one!
Globe Disney Phones Pre-Orders Starts Now!
     The kids and kids-at-heart surely will not let this offering from Globe Telecom to pass. Everyone's excited to have their Frozen, Disney Princess, and Mickey Mouse mobile phones! These are packed with loads of Disney apps for your kids to use. Kenzo is bugging me non-stop the moment he saw the Mickey Mouse phone. He is telling me that he wants to see how the phone works and what apps were installed. 
Globe Disney Phones Pre-Orders Starts Now!
Mickey Mouse Phone
     Now, for the little girls and moms who I'm sure still love the magical moments of fairy tales- say hello to Frozen and Disney Princess! Tell me if you'll let it you because I'm sure you and your little girl won't! Pretty pink phone color for Disney Mobile- Princess while oh so cute baby blue for Frozen fans :)
Globe Disney Phones Pre-Orders Starts Now!
Disney Princess Phone
     Sharing with you more details on Frozen phone. I presume that this Globe Disney Phone will sell like hotcakes once available in stores. Of course if you'll register and pre-order now, your chances of having a Frozen phone will be high.
Globe Disney Phones Pre-Orders Starts Now!
Frozen Phone
      I think I'll get the Mickey Mouse phone for Kenzo because of he simply loves the head of The Clubhouse- Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse! I also like the phone's color and the apps included. Oh wait, there's more to Globe's Disney Phone offering- the bundles that you see below plus Disney Channels for six (6) months! Awesome :)
Globe Disney Phones Pre-Orders Starts Now!
     Disney Mobile will be available on May 27, 2016 but you may already register your interest at www.globe.com.ph/disney-mobile starting May 13, 2016 Are you excited to get a hold of your new Disney Mobile Phones? Here are the important things that you need to know:

1. For new application, a globe customer representative will contact you to process your application once the Disney Mobile is already available.

2. For recontracting customers, please call the hotline at 730-1300 for the processing of your request.

3. Please note that even if you have an existing application, verification process will still apply for new and recontracting subscribers that will register their interest in the website.

4. If you're a recontracting subscriber:

  • Lucky you because you will get to experience Disney Mobile first. 
  • The Disney Mobile will be delivered to them on May 23 if you applied starting May 13 until May 18 (NCR only, for provincial its May 13 until May 16), applications beyond that will be delivered after May 23

5. For new applications/subscribers:

  • Disney Mobile will be delivered on May 27 if you applied starting May 13 until May 20 (NCR only for provincial its May 13 – May 18), applications beyond that will be delivered after May 27. 
  • New applications are still subject for verification and approval thus, delivery might go beyond May 27.

     Take note that for applications from May 13 until May 20, store pick-up will not be available. All handsets will be delivered to your doorstep. Disney Mobile will be available in the Globe Stores starting May 27. So what are you waiting for, register now, sit back, and relax! I'll wait for your comments below on what Disney Phone model you'll get. 

Are you excited to have your own Disney Mobile phone? Go to their website and register now!
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Setting Up a Beauty Product Business From Your Home

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     Many people are looking for ways to earn a little extra money by working from home, and for women especially, there are plenty of opportunities in the beauty product market. However, there is much to consider before embarking on such a venture, from creating a brand to learning how to market your products.
Setting Up a Beauty Product Business From Your Home
To franchise or not to franchise?

     When thinking about setting up a beauty product business, there are two routes to consider: creating your own products and selling them under your brand, or becoming a franchisee and selling another company’s products. There are advantages to both. Becoming a franchisee means a great deal of the administrative work, as well as the creation of the products themselves, has already been done for you, but it also means that you are committed to promoting only the company’s brand and doing things their way. Going it alone and selling your own brand means you have complete control over every aspect of your business, but the responsibility for success or failure resides wholly with you.

     If you decide to set up your own brand, one of the key elements of your business will be your marketing campaigns. You may want to start small and local with traditional marketing techniques such as direct mail, leafleting or sending out free samples. For these approaches, you will need to invest some money on stationery and possibly a graphic designer for your letter and envelope design. Many printing firms offer graphic design as well as printing, so always check out websites for more information on your stationery options.

     Alternatively, you can tap into social media to get the word out about your new business. Facebook, for example, allows you to create a business page that could also serve as your business’s website. This is a great way to build up a following and market your business to interested parties. With Facebook, you also have the opportunity to create paid-for, targeted advertisements, which may deliver results, but only time will tell with this kind of marketing. Be sure to include a gallery or portfolio of your products with your online presence, as people need to see what they are buying. Remember to also solicit reviews whenever possible.

     Perhaps the best way to succeed with a home-based beauty product business is to specialize, so consider what makes your products unique, such as being organic or using only Free Fair Trade ingredients, and focus on these aspects whenever possible as you continue to grow and promote your brand.
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Beat the Heat and Prevent Summer Health Hazards at Home

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     This insane heat is making everyone sweat! Summer is in full swing and we can't deny the fact that the scorching heat and almost boiling temperature makes uneasy for us to move. Our erratic weather also means the rise of communicable diseases that's why we need to look for ways to beat the summer heat. Though everyone looks forward to a sunny summer every year, the hot weather in this year’s summer seems to be too much everyone. 

     With still a few months to go until the climate returns to a mild condition, the risk of getting a heatstroke is higher than ever. When exposed to hot climate, the body’s temperature also rises and gets dehydrated in the process. Discover tips on how to beat the heat and prevent summer health hazards below.
Beat the Heat and Prevent Summer Health Hazards at Home
     When the body cannot function properly anymore, one experiences nausea, rapid breathing, palpitations, headache, and the skin appears flushed but dry at the same time. Heatstroke can strike at a 40 °C temperature or more, and if not managed properly, heatstroke can be fatal or may lead to damage to the brain, lungs, kidney and heart.

1. To prevent heatstroke, keeping the body hydrated is a must! 

     Aside from water, fresh juice can keep you refreshed this dry season. Aside from being a great source of refreshment, fresh juice is your way to a healthier you. The fresher the juice, the more beneficial it is to your body. And the best way to get the freshest juice is to make your own at home. There is no need to buy juice loaded with sugar; definitely not good for the body.
Beat the Heat and Prevent Summer Health Hazards at Home
     At home, you can choose which fruit or vegetable you prefer. Fruits like watermelon, cucumber, pear, apples, oranges and pineapple are best in keeping the body hydrated. You can even add herbs, like basil and mint, for a cooling effect. Lemon, calamansi and kamias are loaded with Vitamin C that can help maintain the body’s heat effective coping mechanism.

2. For an even healthier drink, add leafy greens! 

     These contain nutrients that aid in the proper functioning of the body’s temperature control system; or add celery, beets or carrots which naturally contain sodium that can help ward off heat exhaustion.
Beat the Heat and Prevent Summer Health Hazards at Home
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     To be able to extract all the juice from fruits and vegetables without eradicating its nutritional content, you need the best tool out there that can do the job for you. Breville, a premier brand of kitchen tool from Australia, has a line of juicers that can cater to your needs.

Breville Juice Fountains

  • The Breville Juice Fountains are powerful juicers that can extract more juice and nutrients from any produce compared to other juicers. 
  • The Breville Juice Fountains come with 25% larger feed tubes, ensuring that fruits and vegetable of larger size can also fit in. 
  • No need to chop your fruits in small bits as large fruits can fit in the chute. You can also juice to your heart’s content as these juicer have a jug capacity that range from 1L to 1.2L.
  • The Breville Juice Fountains are equipped with full variable speed technology that allows you to control the speed. Soft fruits yield more juice at lower speed, while hard fruits produce more juice at high speed.
  • All Breville juicers are built with extractors that eject the dry pulp and contain it in an external basket during the juicing process. 
  • Breville juicers are efficient, fast, reliable, easy to use and easy to clean.
Beat the Heat and Prevent Summer Health Hazards at Home
Breville Juice Fountain
     Now, you can make your own juice at the comforts of your home and enjoy all its benefits. With your homemade juice, you do not need to worry about getting dehydrated when you are out and about. So what are you waiting for? Beat the summer heat, take care of your health and upgrade your lifestyle by having your kitchen Breville-lized this summer!

For more information on Breville Juicers and other products, 
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