GSK's Asthmalaya Campaign for World Asthma Day

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     Did you know that 98 percent of Filipino asthma patients continue to lack proper treatment? It's sick to be sick and it's more disappointing to know that many Filipinos patients don't have the proper knowledge on how to combat asthma. Last May 2, GSK launched the Asthmalaya Campaign in time for the World Asthma Day celebration this year.

     It's alarming to hear the news cccording to the Global Asthma Report, an estimated 300 million people worldwide are affected by asthma.¹ In the Philippines, approximately 11 Million or 1 out 10 Filipinos are suffering from this debilitating disease.² This incurable disease burdens patients with a sense of imprisonment and constant restraint preventing them to live their lives to the fullest. We should arm ourselves on how to control the disease and to know more information about the campaign, scroll down please.
GSK's Asthmalaya Campaign for World Asthma Day
What is Asthma?
     “Asthma is a recurring inflammatory disorder in the airways of breathing, which undergoes variable expiratory flow and reversible bronchoconstrictions. In people with asthma, the airways are chronically inflamed. Certain triggers can make the inflammation worse and cause a narrowing of the airways”, shares Dr. Melvin Pasay, a pulmonologist and Medical Affairs Manager of GSK.

It has common symptoms like:

  • Constant wheezing
  • Breathlessness
  • Chest tightness
  • Coughing often late at night or early in the morning. 
  • Asthma can be triggered by dust, changes in weather (often cold), animals (pet hair in particular), exercise, tobacco smoke and stress.
  • The cause of asthma is unknown. However as shared by Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Inc. (PSAAI) President, Dr. Carmela Kasala, several predisposing factors to consider include genetic history (personal history or first degree relative) with asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema; weight and smoking history.
GSK's Asthmalaya Campaign for World Asthma Day
Dr Carmela Kasala Pres of Phil Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Inc (PSAAI)
“While there is also no known cure for asthma, this serious chronic disease can be controlled and effectively treated. By establishing a strong partnership between a patient and his doctor, results showed that asthma can be controlled” shares Dr. Kasala.
Yes, it's a burden to have Asthma, the statistics below will show you why:

  • In the Asia Pacific, including the Philippines, a study showed that activity limitation caused by asthma has been quite prevalent. 
  • A mean of 44.7% of respondents reported that normal physical activity was compromised, and 37.9% believed that their choice of job or career was limited. 
  • A total of 52.7% of respondents said that sports and recreation were affected, and 37.6% believed their lifestyle was restricted while almost 50% reported sleep disturbances.³
GSK's Asthmalaya Campaign for World Asthma Day
Dr. Melvin Pasay, a pulmonologist and Medical Affairs Manager of GSK.
“A lot of asthma patients have resigned and became ‘prisoners’ to their condition. Many seem to have created imaginary cages and locking themselves up with lifestyle restrictions. They are assuming that frequent symptoms, exacerbations and lifestyle limitations are inevitable consequences of having asthma - unaware that their condition can be controlled,” observes Dr. Pasay. 
     We are not aware, we should be aware on how to control Asthma especially if we have a relative who is suffering from this incurable disease. What is alarming is that 98 percent of Filipino asthma patients remain uncontrolled or only partly controlled.⁴ We need to spread the advocacy of GSK to Asthma Control Awareness. 

     Regular visits and consultations with doctors likewise became less as children grew up and had lesser asthma attacks. Most are relying on peers, family and even online resources to provide limited information and possibly, sub-optimal treatment for their condition. This makes patients underestimate their condition leading to poor asthma control.
GSK's Asthmalaya Campaign for World Asthma Day
     So how do you know if you need asthma control? It’s easy, if you are an asthma patient who experiences daytime asthma symptoms (coughing or wheezing) more than twice a week, wakes up at night due to asthma, uses an asthma reliever more than twice a week or have any activity limitations due to asthma, you may have uncontrolled asthma and need to immediately consult your doctor.
GSK's Asthmalaya Campaign for World Asthma Day
     Cost of treatment is also a main consideration for compliance, but the truth is uncontrolled asthma can lead to higher odds of hospitalization and emergency room visits and become more expensive due to direct medical cost like hospitalization or medications and indirect cost like time lost from work, overall productivity or even premature death.

     In celebration of World Asthma Day, an annual event organized by the "Global Initiative for Asthma” (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world, GSK Philippines unveils “ASTHMAlaya Ka Ba Talaga? campaign, a disease awareness initiative that also seeks to encourage asthma patients, to be more proactive in consulting their doctors on how they can achieve asthma control.
GSK's Asthmalaya Campaign for World Asthma Day
Dr Melvin Pasay of GSK, Dr. Jennifer Ann Wi of PCCP, Dr Sylvia Yang PCCP, Dr. Vincent Balanag, PCCP Pres, Dr. Carmela Kasala and Dr Gio Barangan of GSK
     The celebration was participated by advocates from Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) and the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Inc. (PSAAI) who are one with the advocacy of furthering awareness and urgency among patients to consult their doctors for proper asthma control.

     As Dr. Pasay profoundly put it, “Our message is clear; “You don’t have to serve a life sentence of limitations because of Asthma, be in control and be ASTHMALAYA!”

For more updates on  Win Against Asthma Campaign, visit 
GSK’s website https://health.gsk.ph
Like them on Facebook: winagainstasthma

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Realizations + Globe MyStarter Postpaid Plan

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     If my memory serves me right, I've been using mobile phone since I was in Grade 5. My first mobile phone was Nokia 6150 and my first sim card was Globe. It's a prepaid sim card so to track, I've been buying prepaid cards and going to the 'suking tindahan' to buy a load for more than twenty years now. 

      But as time passes by, I've come to realize that having a prepaid sim card number has pros and cons that I need to address now that I've been sending SMS and make important calls constantly with my blog clients and pr persons for campaigns and projects. I will list down below those positive and negative sides of having an prepaid sim card and my realizations why now I need to go postpaid. 
Realizations + Globe MyStarter Postpaid Plan
Advantages of having a prepaid sim card:

  • If I have a tight budget, I can buy a load for as low as Php 5.00.
  • I'm free from a 12 or 24-month contract.
  • I'm independent because I can switch from one sim card number to another anytime.
  • If I'm no longer happy with the services, I can readily change to a different provider without having early termination service fees.

Disadvantages of having a prepaid sim card:

  • Hassles of loading every time I don't have a load.
  • Some stores or 'suking tindahan' hasn't replenished their load balance yet.
  • The number of minutes of the load that I buy may come with an expiration date. Unused text and minutes will be forfeited when the expiration time has passed.
  • My prepaid sim card can be deactivated if I don't buy load for a specific period of time.
  • Fees and charges may be higher than that of a postpaid If I'll do the math.
  • If I don't have a load, a missed call should be returned back asap and if not it's a missed opportunity. 

   Because of my part-time job which is blogging, I've come to realize that communication is very important and a missed call not returned immediately means missed opportunity. I have a handful of experience where I cannot return a text or a call to a client who is asking me to edit the sponsored post that I've already published immediately because I was inside a vehicle on my way to an event.
Realizations + Globe MyStarter Postpaid Plan
     There was a time where I need to send an SMS to a pr person-in-charge of the event that I'm stuck in traffic and I'll be late. I was about to send a text and found out that I don't have a load. I can't even borrow because I still have a loan. See the picture? That's why I think going postpaid will be beneficial to me now that I always keep in touch with blog clients. 
Realizations + Globe MyStarter Postpaid Plan
     I recently read from Globe's website that they have this new service which will benefit freelancers like me. I can now avoid the hassles and the advantages of having a prepaid sim card which I posted above if I consider and try the Globe My Starter Postpaid Plan- prepaid sim card numbers can now be converted into postpaid plans without changing your number.

  • For prepaid customers, one of the basic challenges when upgrading to a postpaid plan is to change your mobile number.
  • Retain an existing prepaid number, upgrade to postpaid plan. Globe's assurance and convenience of a fixed monthly bill within your budget is now possible.
  • The Globe MyStarter plan will allow prepaid customers to use their mobile numbers as they move to a postpaid plan.
  • Globe MyStarter plan is available at Plan 300 and Plan 500.
  • Should one go over the plan’s limit, it can easily be topped-up with prepaid load when needed. To enjoy their digital lifestyle more, the myStarter Plans are bundled with more data power.
Realizations + Globe MyStarter Postpaid Plan
Here are the plans in Globe MyStarter Post Paid Plan:

1. Globe MyStarter 500 

  • Unlimited calls and texts to Globe and TM.
  • 300 texts to other networks.
  • 200 MB of data. 
  • Free access to Facebook, Viber, and 1 GB of data for Spotify Basic.
  • Disney Mobile devices that are exclusively available with the Globe myStarter plan 500 with P250 monthly cash out that can be charged to the monthly bill. Disney Mobile comes in three themes – Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Disney Princess. 
Realizations + Globe MyStarter Postpaid PlanGlobe myStarter plan 500 Disney Mobile Phones bundle
2. Globe MyStarter Plan 300

  • 300 texts to all networks
  • 300 minutes to Globe and TM
  • 200 MB worth of data. 
  • Free access to Facebook, Viber, and 1 GB of data for Spotify Basic.

     So now I'm planning to go postpaid and enjoy the benefits of Globe MyStarter Plan 500 without changing my number. I've been writing my recent number for more than six years now and I'm alredy attached to it. I'm sure you can relate to me when I say that my mobile number is already a part of my life and I'll feel incomplete if I lose it or just change it like that. How about those who already knew my number? It's hassle for me to change my beloved number that's why I'm thankful to Globe for this plan. 

To learn more about what Globe Postpaid Plans visit http://www.globe.com.ph
Call 7301010, or visit a Globe store nearest you
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Product Review: Belo Baby Product Line #BeloBaby

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     I believe in the saying that "Mothers know best." As a mom, I always wanted the best for my son. I always make sure to do my research first before buying and trying out products that my son will use everyday. I'm a meticulous person even before I got married. I check the labels of skin care products that I use and that makes me more knowledgeable of the ingredients that a product have.

     Baby's skin is so sensitive and using products that contain different chemicals may bring allergies and other skin-related problems. Their skin is so delicate and needs utmost care. When my son was still a baby, I always make sure to buy skin care products that are 100% natural but I always fail because some have hidden chemical ingredients that makes his skin so dry. Well, it's time to rejoice because Belo already has a baby! Belo Baby Skin Care Product Line to be exact :) More details about the product line below :)
Product Review: Belo Baby Product Line #BeloBaby
L-R Clockwise: Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash, Belo Baby Cologne, Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion, Belo Baby Bar Soap
     I was so happy and excited the moment Belo Baby products reached our doorsteps. I immediately checked all the ingredients and to my surprise, yay to 100% natural ingredients and 0% harmful chemicals. Since Kenzo is turning 7 this June, I let him use the Belo Baby Bar Soap and Belo Baby Cologne in Cool Drizzle. I decided to let me nieces use the rest of the products like the Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash, Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion plus the remaining Belo Baby Cologne to see the effects on their skin. My nieces' skin are more sensitive because they are still babies (4-month and 11-month old). After a week of using the products, see their experiences after the jump!
Product Review: Belo Baby Product Line #BeloBaby
My son Kenzo with my niece Kaira (11-month old)
Belo Baby products benefits:

  • Crafted with care for the most delicate skin, for the most meticulous moms.
  • 100% certified natural ingredients. 
  • 0% harmful ingredients. 

What is Good for Your Baby? 
     Your baby’s delicate skin needs to be kept in its purest form. Belo Baby guarantees that their products are clinically proven gentle on the skin for everyday use. Each ingredient was meticulously selected to ensure that it’s natural, safe and gentle for your baby. 

  • Cocoa Butter is an ingredient that contains antioxidant qualities that protect skin from the outside. It keeps the skin healthy by strengthening and deeply moisturizing it. With its anti-inflammatory properties, it also relieves common skin irritations like rashes. 
  • Shea Butter is a known superfood for the skin, as well as the hair. It heals, protects, nourishes, and moisturizes skin from damage and dryness. Because it is natural, gentle, and soft, it is suitable for all skin types especially the delicate and sensitive skin of babies. It naturally heals common skin conditions of babies like eczema and diaper rash. 
  • Sweet Almond Oil has the ability to lock moisture into the skin. It is also a good exfoliator to help remove dead skin cells and stimulate the development of healthier skin. It is generally safe for all skin types, including delicate baby skin.
Product Review: Belo Baby Product Line #BeloBaby
L-R Clockwise: Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash, Belo Baby Cologne, Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion, Belo Baby Bar Soap
Here are the products from Belo Baby line:

Belo Baby Bar Soap 

  • Rich in certified natural cocoa butter, shea butter and sweet almond oil to nourish and condition delicate skin. 
  • Absolutely FREE of SLS, sulfates, sodium tallowate, tetrasodium etidronate, EDTA parabens, phthalates, DEA, triclosan, synthetic preservatives, paraffin, petrochemicals and common allergens. 
  • Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist-Tested, Perfect for all skin types.
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Belo Baby Bar Soap
size: 100 g

price: 79.75 php (Around $1.69+)

ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palmate Kernelate (palm-derived), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate (palm oil-derived), Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate (palm kernel oil and corn-derived), Potassium Cocoate (coconut oil-derived), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Lactic Acid, Theobroma Cacao (Cacao Beans) Seed Butter, Fragrance (from natural oils), Water, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (Canadian Willowherb) Extract.

Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion 

  • Rich in certified natural cocoa butter, shea butter and sweet almond oil to nourish and condition delicate skin. 
  • Absolutely FREE of EDTA parabens, silicones, formaldehyde and common allergens.
  • Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist-Tested, Perfect for all skin types.
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Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion
size: 150 ml

price: 224.75 php (Around $4.77+)

ingredients: Purified Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (vegetable-derived), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate (olive oil-derived), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate (olive oil-derived), Benzyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerly Undecylenate (plant-derived), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (Canadian Willowherb) Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cacao Beans) Seed Butter, Fragrance (from natural essential oils), Glucono-delta-Lactone (corn-derived)

Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash 

  • Rich in certified natural shea butter and sweet almond oil to nourish and condition delicate skin. 
  • Absolutely FREE of SLS, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, dyes, sodium chloride, formaldehyde, MEA, DEA, TEA and most common allergens.
  • Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist-Tested, Perfect for all skin types.
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Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash
size: 200 ml

price: 219.75 php (Around $4.67+)

ingredients: Water, Potassium Cocoate, Cocamide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Bataine, Glycerin, Coco-Glyceride (palm-derived), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Diolate (vegetavle-derived), Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate (palm kernel oil and corn-derived), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Gycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylnate (natural derived preservative), Lactic Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate (palm oil-derived), Fragrance (from natural essential oils), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (Canadian Willowherb), Glucono-delta-Lactone (corn-derived).

Belo Baby Cologne

  • With glycerin that moisturizes and a chamomile-derived ingredient that soothes skin.
  • Absolutely FREE of SLS, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, dyes, sodium chloride, formaldehyde, MEA, DEA, TEA and most common allergens.
  • Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist-Tested, Perfect for all skin types.
  • Available in three scents: Sweet Snuggle, Cool Drizzle, and Happy Tickle.
Product Review: Belo Baby Product Line #BeloBaby
Belo Baby Cologne Sweet Snuggle, Belo Baby Cologne Cool Drizzle, Belo Baby Cologne Happy Tickle
size: 100 ml

price: 79.75 php (Around $1.69+)

ingredients: Denatured Ethyl Alcohol, Water, Fragrance, Glycerin, Bisabolol

place bought: Free
Available in all leading supermarkets, groceries and department stores nationwide. 
It’s also available online: 
http://www.lazada.com.ph/belo-cosmetics/ 
http://www.cudsly.com/belobaby 
http://www.zalora.com.ph/beauty/belo/

What I like:

  • The price of each product is affordable and budget-friendly. 
  • The packaging- they're all cute! I got a lot of comments on my Instagram post that they like the design and the color combination of each packaging :)
  • It's all-natural. Made from 100% natural ingredients. 
  • 0% harmful ingredients. So these products are sure that NO Tetrasodium EDTA, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Tallowate, Phthalates, Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Formaldehyde, Tetrasodium Etidronat,e Dmdm Hydantoin present in the ingredients.
  • Belo Baby Soap, Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion, and Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash has a mild scent. It smells like that of a new born baby.
  • Belo Baby Soap produces a creamy lather.
  • Belo Baby Soap doesn't melt fast despite the hot weather even if it's made with natural ingredients.
  • Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash comes in a pump bottle which makes it easy to dispense the right amount of product. 
  • Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash is a 2-in-1 product. It has a semi-runny creamy texture that is easy to apply, produces a rich lather and washes off easily.
  • I only need two to three pumps of Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash for Kenzo's body.
  • Belo Baby Soap and Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash makes the skin squeaky clean after every bath. It also doesn't dry out my son's skin that tends to get dry and itchy after taking a bath with other brand of baby soaps in the market.
  • Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion has a rich and thick texture that is easy to apply. Non-greasy and non-oily. A little amount goes a long way. 
  • Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion makes my son's skin moisturized the whole day. Kenzo's legs tend to get dry in the afternoon 
  • Belo Baby Colognes have different scents that are not overpowering. The scents are mild and last long on my nieces' and son's skin. It's also gentle on the skin, no stinging or irritation after application.
  • Easily accessible.
  • There's batch, manufacturing and expiry dates printed on the packaging.

What I don't like:

  • None so far!

Will I repurchase? Yes!!!

Recommendation:
     I give this a 5/5 rating. I like the entire line of Belo Baby because it's all natural and budget-friendly. I also like that it's perfect for all skin-types and not only for babies. I had an allergy last week, in my neck which was very itchy and a little scaly. I applied Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion and after two days, the itchiness and redness subsided already. 

     So I'm encouraging all moms and moms-to-be to try this product line from Belo Baby! I'm giving it a thumbs up! Yes, these products are highly recommended by yours truly after letting my 4-month old, 11-month old nieces to try the products and to my son who is turning 7 years old this June. My son loves the Belo Baby Bar Soap and Belo Baby Cologne in cool drizzle. #BeloBaby products ensures you that it is crafted with care for the most delicate skin, for the most meticulous moms.

For more information about Belo Baby, visit their website:
www.belobaby.ph
Watch the oh so cute video here: 
Like them on Facebook: Belo Baby Love
Follow them on Twitter: @belobabylove
Follow them on Instagram: @belobabylove
#BeloBaby 

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DISCLAIMER: These products were sent to me for a review. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the products. 
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Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C

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     Taking care of our skin is not easy because aside from our daily habits, finding the right products that will maintain our skin healthy is very important. There's also another important habit that we need to practice- using the product religiously and sticking to the regimen if it's effective.

     But skin care becomes more complicated when our skin care goals change overtime like for example we always stay under the sun resulting to uneven skin tone and worst developing dark spots in some parts of our body. When these problems arise, we need to change our skin care regimen and try other brands that will be as effective like before. There's a #OneWashWonder that everyone's talking about and it was already revealed! Details about this promising skin care product below :)
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
     We have different skin types and skin care needs. In this age and time, many Filipinas want to achieve fair and even skin tone. I presume that most Filipinas have tried different skin whitening products. These women use whitening soaps and experience a tingling and stinging sensation thinking that this is a sign of efficacy. Beauty does not have to mean pain, especially when it may be doing more harm to the skin than good. 
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
     Weeks ago, I was invited to the launch of the World’s No. 1 Facial Skin Care Brand- Olay that provides skin care products to address every skin care need, including whitening. I received a super pretty invitation and I have no idea about it. During the launch beauty enthusiasts and beauty bloggers gathered to witness the unveiling of that #OneWashWonder and Olay revealed itself to be the #OneWashWonder that promises fair, radiant skin without the pain.
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
Olay Skin Whitening Bar in Rose and Milk 
     Olay unveils the new Olay Skin Whitening Bar, which 8 out of 10 Filipinas agree helps to whiten skin from the very first use. To share her experience about Olay Skin Whitening Bars, Valerie Weigmann talked about Olay and why she is recommending it to Filipinas who wants to achieve fair skin with continued use and to see a difference from the first wash. 
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
Radio DJ and Lifestyle Blogger- with Beauty Queen Valerie Weigmann
It’s no wonder that the new Olay is quickly winning over fans, including beauty queen, model and entrepreneur Valerie Weigmann. “Getting and maintaining fair skin has never been easier,” she shares. 
Why choose the New Olay Skin Whitening Bar? Here are the claims and its benefits:

  • It has a Triple Whitening System that gently exfoliates, brightens and evens the skin tone. 
  • It even contains 90% of the active ingredient found in Olay Natural White Day Cream
  • It is also dermatologically and clinically tested to be gentle on skin with naturally-derived ingredients like rose, pearl and milk extracts. 
  • It also has a longer lasting scent and a rich lather that leaves skin soft, smooth and moisturized. 
  • With the new Olay Skin Whitening Bar, fair skin does not have to be a long or painful process anymore.
  • Olay proves that this #OneWashWonder can be both effective and gentle.
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
Bath in rose and milk goodness with Olay Skin Whitening Bar in Rose and Milk
     Get natural white skin from first use. Discover the #OneWashWonder for yourself today. I was amazed that after my first use, I saw and felt something different in my skin. I've tried the Rose and Milk variant on my hands and saw my palms glowing. What more if I use it in my body right?
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
Olay Skin Whitening Bar with Rose and Milk on my hands. Tried washing my hands during the event and yes, there's a different kind of glow on my hands after.
     And because I really wanted to see that there's more positive effects to that #OneWashWonder when you use Olay Skin Whitening Bar, I partnered with Olay to review the product and continued using the Olay Skin Whitening Bar with Rose and Milk variant at home. After one week of continued use, I can say that my skin is soft, smooth, and glowing. Of course I haven't seen any drastic change in my skin tone because one week is not enough knowing that I have a fair skin.
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
      But what's promising about the New Olay Skin Whitening Bars are the results after one wash like soft, smooth, and literally glowing skin which looks like glitters are dusted all over my body. I can also attest that my skin feels squeaky clean after use.
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
size: 60 g
90g

price: 34.00 php (Around $0.70+)
46.00 php (Around $0.90+)

place bought: Free
Available in all leading supermarkets, groceries, and drugstores nationwide.

instructions for use: Use like your regular soap. Use daily for best results!
Enjoy its creamy lather and lasting fragrance that will leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturised. Feel the difference from the first use. 

ingredients: 
Olay Skin Whitening Bar with Rose and Milk- Sodium Palmitate, Tapioca Starch, Water, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Fragrance, Palm Kernel Acid, Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide, Ceramide NP, Pearl Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Silk Extract, Caproyl Sphingosine, Phytosphingosine, CI 14700
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
Olay Skin Whitening Bar in Rose and Milk
Olay Skin Whitening Bar with Papaya- Sodium Palmitate, Tapioca Starch, Water, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Fragrance, Palm Kernel Acid, Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Ethanol, CI 15510, CI47005, CI45410
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
Olay Skin Whitening Bar in Papaya
Olay Skin Whitening Bar with Vitamin C- Sodium Palmitate, Tapioca Starch, Water, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Fragrance, Palm Kernel Acid, Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbl Phosphate, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate, Morus Alba Root Extract
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
Olay Skin Whitening Bar in Vitamin C
Product Review: Olay Skin Whitening Bars- Rose and Milk, Papaya, Vitamin C
Olay Skin Whitening Bars in Rose and Milk
What I like:

  • The packaging is simple but dainty and pretty. You can read and see the information about the variant of the soap that's inside the box.
  • The price- it's very affordable!
  • I like the scent of rose and milk and vitamin c variant. The first one has a subtle rose scent while the latter is mild fruity.
  • It produces a rich and creamy lather.
  • My skin feels squeaky clean after each use.
  • It's easy to rinse.
  • My skin feels soft and smooth to touch after use.
  • I can literally see a glow, like what I've said above there's a glittery-like glow on my skin.
  • I also feel refreshed after taking a bath. Not sure if there's an ingredient that gives a little cooling effect.
  • No irritation, breakouts, or whatsoever.
  • The soap doesn't melt easily.
  • There's a batch and expiry date stamped on the box packaging.
  • It's easily accessible.
  • There are three variants to choose from, all are intended to beautify the skin gently.

What I don't like:

  • My sensitive nose dislikes the  papaya variant but I think it's just me because my sister and my mom likes that scent.

Will I repurchase: Yes, it's in the realm of possibility.

Recommendation:
     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. This rating goes for the rose and milk variant. I'll be testing the two variants in the next days and the variant with Vitamin C looks promising too as there's a natural ingredient known to whiten the skin- Morus Root Alba Extract (White Mulberry). I can say that the soap is okay in revealing my natural white skin after a week. It's good in exfoliating dead skin cells and in maintaining my skin tone even if I'm always out under the sun. Of course I still use my favorite sunblock.

     I'll keep using the remaining rose and milk variant for now as I'm loving the effects on my skin. The New Olay Skin Whitening Bar promises natural white skin from first use and in my observation is an effective yet gentle solution to whiten tired and uneven skin. 

Have you tried the new Olay Skin Whitening Bars? What's your favorite variant?

Good Times!~


DISCLAIMER: I've partnered with Olay to discover that #OneWashWonder but the thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa.
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Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch

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     Last week, I was invited to the launch of another first in the fashion industry- the ‘it’ bag crafted entirely in Bergamo, Italy — Save My Bag, designed for the cool and aspirational set by husband and wife tandem Stefano and Valentina Agazzi at SM Megamall.

     I've witnessed the unveiling of the latest collection by brilliant artists in the fashion industry. These talented individuals come up with a uniquely stylized collection that can be called a fashion revolution- Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection! See the story behind the collection and choose the design that fits your lifestyle below :)
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch
     Enter, then, Kiana Valenciano. After studying at the Raffles Design Institute and the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London (where the likes of Stella McCartney and John Galliano matriculated) and already an Instagram celeb in her own right, Kiana is excited to plunge into the glamorous world of fashion, armed with her knack in trend spotting and her fresh, free-spirited yet functional attitude. And for her most anticipated debut, Kiana takes on the reigns as style curator and creative team captain of a special, purely bespoke Save My Bag Collection — totally chic, uber trendy.
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch
     “The ‘cool beyond the rules’ philosophy of Save My Bag really fits my personality,” Kiana relates. ”And it’s this kind of mindset that I applied to this collection, along with the spirit of close creative teamwork.” 
     Joining her formidable team — her squad — is internationally acclaimed illustrator Daryl Feril (he was introduced to her by no less than eventologist Tim Yap) who is rendering his art to individualise the bags, which are ultra lightweight, rain proof, and made from hi-tech Poly-Lycra. 
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch
Kiana Valenciano and her squad
     Powering this collection is her singular vision: one of collaboration—interfacing with young, talented, Filipino visionaries with a global perspective, just like Feril, who has worked with top global brands and design studios in Asia, USA and Europe (among them LVMH and Tory Burch) and has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine. 
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch
Floral bag (Php 6, 295)
      Here are the fashionable designs from the collection which I recommend for the the bag lovers out there. The bag is very light and perfect if you want to amp up your fashion game. The floral designs are perfect for the summer season while those neutral colors can be paired if you love monochrome outfits. 
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch
Small pouch bag (Php 3,995), Clutch bag (Php 2,995)
     If you want a high-end inspired design bag, you can opt to choose these designs below. There's a small pouch, a clutch style-one and an all-white weekender bag.
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch
White bag (Php 6,295)
     For the classic design and neutral color lovers, here are the styles to choose from. These are my favorite designs and colors, it's so me. I find the design simple but stylish and elegant too.
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch
Clutch bag (Php 2,995)
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch
Black floral bag with fringe (Php 9,980), Black bag (Php 6,295)
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch
Small pouch bag (Php 3,995)
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection 

  • Daryl turned each and every bag into a unique canvas — allowing him to express his artistry freely. 
  • Lycra is a challenging fabric to work on, he experimented with different media in order to perfect his technique, and turned to Acrylic paint as his chosen medium. This ensures that the paint sticks to the surface for longevity.
  • The illustration style is very pretty which is a burst of floral, taking inspiration from nature which has some of the craziest patterns, colors and creatures. A collaborative effort, which Daryl took in inputs from Kiana. 
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch
Fringe Bag (Php 9,980)
     Save My Bag collection is for the hip and cool individuals perfect for today’s fashion forward women who can effortlessly live out its design mantra — ‘be cool beyond the rules.’ The proud parents of Kiana Valenciano- Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano was there to support their daughter all the way! Thank you so much Save My Bag for having me. The collection is so me because I have a thing for floral patterns and neutral colored bags. 
Save My Bag with Kiana Valenciano x Daryl Feril Collection Launch
Gary Valenciano, Kiana Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano
     Don’t miss Save My Bag at the Little White Box Pop-Up store, the style portal for various international brands, at 3/F SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. 

     Good Times!~

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Nursery and Mommy Makeovers in Modern Living TV

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     Hello mommies! Don’t miss out on PhilSTAR’s “Modern Living TV” latest episode as celebrity hosts and STAR lifestyle columnists Bianca Gonzalez and Stephanie Zubiri speed you up on the top trends for new mommys—from child-friendly design to glamorous makeovers for mommies.

     This Saturday, April 30, join Steph as she embarks on yet another design challenge this season as she checks out perfectly designed nursery interiors for her own upcoming bundle of joy. Learn the secret of how to make your nursery stand out from the rest while also keeping it child-friendly and functional at the same time.
Nursery and Mommy Makeovers in Modern Living TV
STAR lifestyle columnists Bianca Gonzalez and Stephanie Zubiri
     On the other hand, Bianca is in for a completely different design challenge as her fashion stylists and beauty experts give the hard-working mom a much deserved makeover. Observe Bianca’s fashion and make-up overhaul this episode and find out how to replicate a fresh look for the summer.

Modern Living TV

  • Every 30-minute episode of Modern Living TV features the latest eye candy in the form of breathtaking living spaces and other elements of modern living. 
  • The show will also present informative and entertaining segments that feature the hottest lifestyle trends.
  • The fifth season of Modern Living TV has 13 episodes, running every Saturday since March 5 until May 28 on ANC at 10:30 a.m., with replays on Sundays at 6 p.m. 
  • Modern Living TV is the first lifestyle TV show by a news media organization.




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Can Fairies Help You Find the Answers You’re Looking For?

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     We all have times in life when we have to face certain decisions and decide which path to take. And it’s sometimes hard to know what to do, and for many people, when you’re making big choices it can feel that you’re in a lonely place.
Can Fairies Help You Find the Answers You’re Looking For?
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     Fortunately, most of us have friends and family that we can reach out to for advice and for help at those momentous stages of life, but sometimes it can be even more helpful to see your situation from a more objective point of view.

     One way of doing this is to try a psychic reading. While people used to think of psychic readings as a way to make contact with loved ones who have died, today, readings are used in all kinds of circumstances and often as a way for someone to look at their life and get a different perspective on their choices.
Can Fairies Help You Find the Answers You’re Looking For?
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     There are many different kinds of reading you can have today – tarot, psychic, medium, clairvoyant, astrology and angel - and thanks to the internet, it’s easy to arrange a reading at any time. Tarot readings come in different forms and fairy tarot readings can be an enlightening way to evaluate different situations in your life.

How fairy tarot can help

     Fairy tarot cards can provide insights when you are confused by what choices to make – and this can be in any aspect of life. For example, you may be deciding what to do about your job – whether to stay where you are and work towards a promotion, or to move to a new company. If you’re having relationship problems or deciding whether to move house, fairy tarot cards can often seem to offer clear guidance.

     As well as imagery, fairy tarot cards also have written headings and sub-descriptions so they can be easier to interpret than other tarot card decks. One example is the card Two of Summer – ‘Falling in love or making a serious commitment to someone. Forgiveness and the resolution of a problem. Don’t give up – your relationship can be healed.’ On first viewing, this card might seem to just be about love but it can also be interpreted as the forgiveness and resolution of a problem, or ending a disagreement between friends. Another fairy tarot card says ‘Goodbye to the old, hello to the new’. This card could be relevant for different situations you may be facing – perhaps you are making a decision about work or deciding on a house move.


     A fairy tarot reader will be able to guide you through the meaning of the cards, but after you’ve had a professional reading, you may also want to try out doing readings for yourself and for friends with your own fairy tarot deck. The more you use the cards, the greater your understanding of their meanings will become.

     Fairy tarot and other psychic readings can provide that fresh insights into your life and may help you in making life choices. Next time you’re not sure what path to take, try a reading to gain a wider view on your particular situation.

By Charlotte Blairman – A Freelance writer and Instagram Enthusiast
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Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion

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     Looks like there's another pimple and zit buster in town. Vida Nutriscience Inc., the makers of AcneCare Capsule and AcneCare Soap made their own version of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion but for a fraction of the cost. Last year, (yes, this is a long overdue post) Vida Nutriscience Inc. sent me the newest addition to their anti-acne skin care product line to try. I received boxes of AcneCare soap which I will just give a short shout out in this post as I haven't use a bar until now.

     This post will mainly focus on AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion which I presume that is receiving positive reviews from other bloggers who have tried it. I've been using this product once a month, pre-menstrual or post-menstrual period where one or two cystic pimples appear either on my chin or cheeks. So without further ado, here is my honest to goodness review of AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion.
Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
     AcneCare Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot solution for all skin types. Here are the key ingredients:

  • Zinc Oxide- It helps clear up acneic skin due to sun's UV rays, pollution, harsh weather, dry air, bacteria, viruses, chemicals in personal care products, poor diet, stress, and lack of exercise can all damage skin on a daily basis.
  • Titanium Dioxide- An active ingredient that is used as coloring agent, whitener, thickening agent, and sunscreen.
Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
size: 55 ml / 1.86 fl. oz

price: 299 php (Around $6.30+)

place bought: Free
Available in Mercury Drugstores, Watsons, and Southstar Drugstores nationwide. Also available in LCC Essentials, Bicol
You can also buy online here: www.vidanutriscience.com

instructions for use: Dip a cotton swab into pink sediment. Dab on affected area after cleansing of face and let it dry overnight. Wash off in the morning.

ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Poly Sorbate 801Sulfur, Salicylic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Gamphora Bark Oil, Phenoxyethanol/Ethylhexylglycerin,CI 77491, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol, Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate, Capryloyl Glycine/SarcosineJCinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Decylene Glycol
Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
Use a cotton bud to get the pink sediment. 
Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
L- small pimple, it's already on the 'hinog' stage.
R- how it looks like after application of AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion.
What I like:

  • The price is very affordable if I'll do the math because I only need a little amount to cover my zit/s.
  • A little amount goes a long way.
  • There's a minty and cooling sensation once the product is applied on my angry, reddish, and painful zit.
  • Doesn't burn or peel the site where I applied it.
  • Dries quickly upon application.
  • It can dry up small pimple overnight.
  • There's a minty and cooling sensation that I felt upon application. It's soothing and can calm redness.
  • No further irritation, breakouts, or whatsoever.
  • Batch, manufacturing, expiration date printed on the bottle.
  • Easily accessible.

What I don't like:

  • The packaging is flimsy.
  • I wish it's in a more decent bottle packaging.
  • Always OOS. (out of stock)
  • There's a herbalish scent that my nose can't tolerate.

Will I repurchase? Yes, but not for now as I still have a back-up bottle in my stash.

Recommendations:
     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. This is a bit tedious to apply because you have to shake it, get a cotton bud and apply the pink sediment to your pimple/s. I highly recommend this product because it really works. For small pimples it will take overnight but for those with moderate case, it takes two to three days in my experience before the pimple/s shrink in size and totally dry itself.

     Even though the recommended dose of application is once a day, I apply it twice especially if the pimple is big and painful. What you need to do if you're just staying at home is apply this after bath and after washing your face at night before bedtime.

Have you tried AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion before? If yes, share your experience below :)

For more information about AcneCare, visit their website:
www.vidanutriscience.com
Like them on Facebook: AcneCare Clinically Proven Against Acne & Pimples
Follow them on Twitter: @AcneCareBeauty

Good Times!~



DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Vida Nutriscience for a review. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa. 
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