L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks - Velvet Pinks and Matte Reds Review, Photos, and Swatches

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     Red and pink lipsticks will always be a staple lip color in every girl's lipstick collection. For me, pink is perfect for everyday makeup look. On the other hand, I always sport red lipstick for special occasions. I presume that you've seen your favorite beauty bloggers rave this collection from L'Oreal Paris- Color Riche Lipsticks Velvet Pinks and Matte Reds.

     This collection also made into the limelight because Maine 'Yaya Dub' Mendoza is one of the endorser of L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Reds. Her favorite shade is Pure Rouge. For this review, I'll be sharing with you photos, swatches, and my thoughts on the shades that I have in my makeup stash- L'Oreal Color Riche Velvet Pinks “ La Vie En Rose” in Nymphea and Rose Lotus with L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Rogue and Pure Garnet. So without further ado, presenting the L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks - Velvet Pinks and Matte Reds below :)
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks - Velvet Pinks and Matte Reds Review, Photos, and Swatches
L'Oreal Color Riche Velvet Pinks “ La Vie En Rose”

  • Discover the perfect pink for your skin tone and achieve a sophisticated youthful look with the 7 delicate shades of Color Riche Velvet Pinks. 
  • With the newest pink collection, Filipinas can finally have a selection of wearable velvet-matte pink lipstick shades that brings a light and fresh effect to anyone’s look. 
  • Each shade is custom-made to fit every Filipina skin tone to complement the natural pink shade of their lips.
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks - Velvet Pinks and Matte Reds Review, Photos, and Swatches
L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Rogue and Pure Garnet
L'Oreal Color Riche Velvet Pinks “ La Vie En Rose” in Rose Lotus and Nymphea
L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Reds 

  • In the first-ever Cosmo.ph Lippie Awards, L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris bagged two prestigious awards with Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Garnet and Pure Rouge. 
  • In the Best Dark Colors category, Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Garnet, the bestselling lipstick of L’Oréal Paris, was declared a winner. As described by Cosmo.ph, “this deep wine color was a favorite from the get-go. It’s a beautiful plum with strong red undertones that somehow looks so flattering on all skin tones.” 
  • In the Best Reds category, Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Rouge was selected by Cosmo.ph as one of the best red lipsticks. “This neutral matte red works for any skin tone. It’s the perfect red that you can wear during the day. For a more dramatic look, you can build it up and get a vampy lip. It’s ultra-comfortable on your puckers and literally lasts all day long,” says Cosmo.ph. 
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks - Velvet Pinks and Matte Reds Review, Photos, and Swatches
L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Rogue and Pure Garnet
L'Oreal Color Riche Velvet Pinks “ La Vie En Rose” in Rose Lotus and Nymphea
size: 4.2 g

price: 400 php (Around $8.63+)

place bought: Free
Available at all L'Oreal Paris Counters nationwide

instructions for use: Apply starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.

ingredients: Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isostearyl Isostearate, Kaolin, Isohexadecane, Vinyl, Dimethicone /Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Alumina, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Geraniol, Bht, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Benzyl Alcohol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Magnesium Silicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Silica, Tin Oxide, Methyl-2-Octynoate, Parfum/Fragrance
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks - Velvet Pinks and Matte Reds Review, Photos, and Swatches
L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Reds Pure Garnet, Pure Rouge, L'Oreal Color Riche Velvet Pinks “ La Vie En Rose” in Nymphea and Rose Lotus
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks - Velvet Pinks and Matte Reds Review, Photos, and Swatches
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks Matte Red in Pure Rouge
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks - Velvet Pinks and Matte Reds Review, Photos, and Swatches
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks Matte Reds in Pure Garnet
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks - Velvet Pinks and Matte Reds Review, Photos, and Swatches
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks Velvet Pinks in Rose Lotus
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks - Velvet Pinks and Matte Reds Review, Photos, and Swatches
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks Velvet Pinks in Nymphea
What I like:

  • The price is affordable.
  • There's no funky or weird scent.
  • Each lipstick is housed in a classy black tube.
  • It's easy to apply. Glides smoothly on my lips.
  • The texture is creamy. For the velvet pinks, I can say it has a buttery texture. 
  • For matte reds- both gives a full coverage after one swipe. I can say that color pay-off is opaque upon application.
  • For velvet pinks- gives a sheer color at first but buildable on the following swipe.
  • The velvet pink shades are wearable, perfect for everyday lip color.
  • There are 7 shades for the velvet pinks while 8 shades for the reds to choose from.
  • It's easily accessible. Available in all L'Oreal Paris counters nationwide.
  • The staying power is great. It leaves a beautiful stain even if I eat greasy and oily food.
  • It's not drying on my lips but I still apply my favorite lip balm prior to application.

What I don't like:

  • The shade indicator doesn't match the color of the lipstick inside the tube but it's no biggie for me.

Will I repurchase? Yes! I also want to try other shades that's perfect for colder months. 

    I give this a 5/5 rating. Perfect because the pinks are perfect for everyday makeup and there's a perfect pink shade for every skin tone. The matte reds are also a good investment for those who like to wear different shades of red- from warm to cool tones. There are 8 shades to choose from so I guess you will find the red color that your lipstick loving heart desires.

What are your favorite shades from both collection? Share your thoughts below :)

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Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event

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     Three of my siblings are breastfeeding advocates and still breastfeed their babies up to now. I'm the only one who did not successfully breastfed my child (Kenzo) when he was still a baby. I did all the advises of my mother and relatives but producing milk was so hard, I only get frustrated if there's little to no milk coming out even if I use a breast pump.

      It’s long been studied and proven that the benefits of breastfeeding are unmatched by any other. Pigeon recently launched its Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy to celebrate the unique and phenomenal ability of moms to breastfeed their babies. The brand has the mission of supporting the joys and challenges of parenthood that's why when I received an invite I said yes immediately. Why? Read more details below :)
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
     The Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Event was held at the 3rd Floor of SM Makati. It was an afternoon of learning and inspiration as breastfeeding moms joined the discussion with Pigeon's newest celebrity endorser and breastfeeding advocates. Moms and dads learned more about why breastfeeding is indeed #BestFeeding, both in terms of health and practicality, while everyone else gained better understanding and appreciation of what breastfeeding moms go through to better help and support them.
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
     Prior to this event there are different activities and breastfeeding solutions booths with amazing prizes for participants, just in time for Breastfeeding Month.

Highlights of Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event

1. The event was made more enriching with tips and advice about breastfeeding solutions by certified parenting and lactation expert, Abbie Yabot. Richwell Phils Inc., COO, Maye Yao Co Say shared her own insights about why breastfeeding should be given more importance.
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
Maye Yao Co Say, Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Abbie Yabot. Richwell Phils Inc., COO, with host Issa Liton
2. Pigeon Brand Ambassador, Shamcey Supsup-Lee, was able to lend a relatable voice for new moms like her going through their own breastfeeding journey.
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
Shamcey and baby Nyke
“I’ve always known I wanted to breastfeed, because I’ve been told about its many incomparable benefits,” Shamcey shared. “But I didn’t realize until I was actually breastfeeding just how hard it was. There were so many sleepless nights and crying. If I didn’t have my husband’s strong support, I would have quit easily.”
3. According to Shamcey, eating lots of malunggay, having soup, and power pumping every three hours are some of the things she does to make sure she produces more milk.
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
Shamcey's favorite Pigeon products
4. She continued, “The breast pump is great because I can continue to make sure I have enough for Nyke even when I’m not always with her. And my mother-in-law bought me the nipple cream. I recommend for moms to invest in nipple cream. When you’re breastfeeding, it’s really going to hurt so you’ll need all the help you can get,” she advised. 
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
Pigeon Breast pump
     Abbie encouraged moms further to keep on breastfeeding despite the challenges because there are solutions, “Yes, there are challenges that can be quite daunting, but there are good solutions. And that’s what Pigeon emphasizes,” she said. “For moms who feel like they are not producing enough milk, it’s actually helpful to just keep breastfeeding and pumping. The more milk you express, the more your body will produce. It’s also best to use a breast pump to keep the milk flowing,” Abbie added. 
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
     And while moms with new born infants are the main audience of the breastfeeding advocacy and event, Pigeon sees a larger and more inclusive need to drive awareness on its importance. Statistics here in our country show a major lack of support and encouragement for moms to breastfeed.
Pigeon Only Moms Breastfeeding Advocacy Event
Duncan Ramos and Maye's husband doing the pledge
     By educating more people about this, Pigeon is aiming to help build a stronger support system – that includes dads, family and friends – for moms who are going through the journey, as well as the infants whose health and well-being are top priority. At the end of the program, Maye's husband together with celebrity dad Duncan Ramos made a pledge to help and support their wives in breastfeeding. Maye is encouraging everyone to be breastfeeding advocates, because our support plays a crucial part in mom and baby’s breastfeeding journey.

Check out Pigeon's website for the best baby and mom care solutions including the Pigeon Only Moms Event at
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Benefits of Physical Therapy

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     Do you have chronic back pain? Perhaps you think medication will help but your doctor wants you to undergo physical therapy. Can it really help you? Physical therapy helps persons of all ages who have medical conditions and illnesses that limit their ability to move. At the first sign of a problem, your primary care doctor will be the first to suggest physical therapy. Here are some benefits of physical therapy:

Reduction or elimination of pain

     Studies have shown that people who choose physical therapy usually experience a greater enhancement in function with reduced pain. Although medication may be prescribed in some cases, physical therapy helps a great deal when it comes to the reduction of pain.

Shorter recovery period
Benefits of Physical Therapy
     You can shorten your period of recovery by opting for physical therapy. Injuries involving a joint, muscle, or ligament usually cause a specific part of the body to become stiff or immobile. Without physical therapy, it could take a long time for you to regain full mobility in the injured area. As you start getting used to physical therapy, it will become easier to do once you see that your strength and overall health are improving.

Regaining original capabilities

     Throughout the years, physical therapy has been very effective for numerous patients. With continued treatment under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist, it is quite possible for you to regain most of your original capabilities or make a full recovery. Moreover, physical therapy comes in handy for those trying to improve their overall fitness and health significantly.

Avoiding surgery

     If your injury heals after you undergo physical therapy, you may not need surgery. Even if you still require surgery, you will benefit greatly from pre-surgery physical therapy. When you go into surgery stronger and in good shape, you are more likely to recover faster after the procedure. Hefty health care costs can be avoided by eliminating surgery.

Improving your balance and preventing falls

     Before you start your physical therapy sessions, you will be screened for fall risk. Those who are at a high risk for falls usually do exercises that carefully and safely challenge their balance in a way that mimics real-life situations. A therapist will also help you with exercises that improve your coordination and the use of assistive devices that aid safer walking. If your balance issue is caused by problems in your vestibular system, the physical therapist can perform maneuvers that will restore your vestibular system to proper working order, eliminating dizziness and vertigo.

Managing diabetes

      Exercise usually forms a part of the overall diabetes management plan. Moreover, persons with diabetes usually have sensation problems in their legs and feet. A physical therapist can help in educating such patients on the right foot care to prevent further problems in future.

Preventing or recovering from a sports injury
Benefits of Physical Therapy
     A physical therapist has a basic understanding of how different sports can increase your risk for specific injuries. Therefore, they can design an appropriate prevention or recovery exercise program that will ensure a safe return to your beloved sport.

Recover from strokes

     After suffering from a stroke, it is common to lose some movement and function. Undergoing physical therapy will help in strengthening the weakened parts of your body whilst improving your gait and balance. Physical therapy will also help you to be more independent around the home, reducing your burden of care.

     Many physical therapy facilities such as Riverside Medical Group can help you to become stronger after suffering from an injury. All you have to do is choose the right physical therapist.
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Kojie San UnbeaTEN 10th Anniversary Event

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     Beauty Elements Ventures Inc. brings beauty to light to millions of Filipinas for 10 years and Kojie San is the star burning brighter than ever. Beauty Elements Venture’s Inc. (BEVI), the manufacturer of the country’s favorite skin-lightening product, Kojie San, celebrated its 10 fruitful years of bringing a lighter, flawless and more beautiful complexion to Filipinos in a grand event early this month.

     I was one of the invited media guests in celebrating this milestone. The event was held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza last August 8, 2016- a thanksgiving and inspirational event that aims to look back at BEVI's humble beginnings and share their success story with their trade partners and consumers as well. Highlights of the event below.
Kojie San UnbeaTEN 10th Anniversary Event
     BEVI’s success story is a testament to the undaunted determination of its owner. From a few dozen orders to millions of bars sold, the soap steadily became a favorite among Filipinos. The innovative product reached consumers across the country, and soon after, distribution went worldwide as an export commodity. 
Kojie San UnbeaTEN 10th Anniversary Event
Kojiesan Sales Director Mr. Jun Matos
Kojiesan's success story:

     BEVI started in a humble office in a residential area of Makati. Now, the company operates from an entire building. It also owns 6 hectares of manufacturing facilities in San Pablo, Laguna, providing employment to more than 500 employees.
Kojie San UnbeaTEN 10th Anniversary Event
Full house at Sofitel Philippine Plaza
      BEVI launched the original kojic acid soap formulated the traditional Japanese way and made it even better by adding high-grade virgin coconut oil into the mix. I presume that you already know Kojiesan and the star product Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap. Let me share with you important facts about the soap and how it works.

What is Kojie San?

  • Kojie San is an exceptional treatment to even out skin tone, erase dark spots, and other forms of skin pigmentations. 
  • It also corrects skin discoloration while lightening the skin. 
  • Results vary individually. How your skin reacts to any skin lightener will depend on your unique skin sensitivity, the extent of the pigmentation, and/or daily sun exposure. 
  • Initially, an improvement should be seen in the first or second week, then the ultimate result within the next 30 days or a few weeks thereafter. 

Kojie San product lines:

1. The Kojie San Classic Line includes the Skin Lightening Soap, Cleanser+Toner, Face Lightening Cream, and Body Lightening Lotion.
Kojie San UnbeaTEN 10th Anniversary Event
The Kojie San Classic Line
2. The Kojie San Dream White Anti-Aging Line includes the Anti-Aging Soap, Anti-Aging Facial Toner, Anti-Aging Creams (day and night), and Blemish Control Cream.
Kojie San UnbeaTEN 10th Anniversary Event
The Kojie San Dream White Line
3. Kojie San Men Line includes the whitening soap, body wash, and facial wash.
Kojie San UnbeaTEN 10th Anniversary Event
Kojie San Men 
4. Bellic Peel and Glow Brightening Line includes brightening body wash, brightening body lotion, brightening facial toner, brightening day and night cream, and brightening soap
Kojie San UnbeaTEN 10th Anniversary Event
Bellic Peel and Glow Brightening Products
The Kojiesan promise:

     With more tricks than truth behind what brands say, Kojiesan enjoins us to be careful with what we buy. Some labels brandish catchy, creative terms ---triple effect this, intensive that, pinkish white whatever, and touting invented numbers --- 4 tones fairer, 7 days faster--- with zero consideration for your natural skin’s reaction to adverse products. 

      And for all the claims and white lies told, the question remains: have they shown us results? It’s time we see the light. No lab-made chemical complexes, no marketing-invented promises. Just you and your natural beauty, shining at its lightest.

     The proof is in the pigment, and seeing is believing. So don’t let those brands tell you what works for you. Join the millions who’ve witnessed visible results, because it’s time to bring your skin to light with the country’s No. 1 kojic soap: KOJIESAN!
Kojie San UnbeaTEN 10th Anniversary EventBEVI marketing head, Tricia Gregorio
“We will continue to innovate products and expand our distribution to bring the highest level of consumer experience to a greater number of people. We want to be known as the company who delivers quality and effective products,” says BEVI marketing head, Tricia Gregorio.
Kojie San UnbeaTEN 10th Anniversary Event
Thank you so much for having me :)
     Kojie San's commitment to quality is reflected in the recognition it garnered for five consecutive years as “Bath Soap Brand of the Year” at the Watson's Health and Beauty Awards and Consumer “SM Top Choice” Awards.

Congratulations, BEVI and Kojie San!!!

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Product Review: Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder

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     I'll be honest that aging is already taking its toll on me. I noticed some fine lines and wrinkles on my forehead and the pores around my nose got bigger. I'm not blaming aging because it's inevitable, it will haunt all of us but after attending events on skin care and aging, I've come to realized that I really need to be serious in this department so that it will come slowly.

     I'm not getting any younger, I'll be 35 next year. I've read somewhere that one must invest in anti-aging skin care products at the age of 30 but now the trend is getting younger. From 25 down to 20! Yes, you read that right. If you're aiming for that 'age gracefully' motto, you need to start incorporating anti-aging skin care products and supplements. I've discovered an anti-aging supplement in the name of Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder. This is a 2-in-1 anti-aging supplement that's also from Japan. More details on Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder below :)
Product Review: Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder
Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder

     Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder provides 5400mg collagen and placenta to give you softer, smoother and firmer skin, healthier hairstrands and strong nails.


  • This pouch is good for 30 days use.
  • It's made in Japan.
  • Contains the daily required amount of collagen per day.
  • It's formulated with high absorption rate low molecular fish collagen peptide-based formulated placenta equivalent to 1500 mg and vitamin C in raw conversion.
  • It dissolves quickly.
  • Vanilla flavored drink.
  • Helps fight visible signs of aging with continued use. 
  • Helps prevent saggy and loose skin.
  • Tightens and smoothens skin, makes the pores look smaller.
  • Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder gives a youthful glow.
  • Makes the skin moisturized.
Product Review: Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder
size: 180 g / 30 day supply

price: 1,200 php (Around $25.78+)

place bought: Free

instructions for use: Add one spoon (6 mg) of Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder to a glass of water of your favorite drink like coffee, cocoa, and tea. Best to drink before bedtime.

ingredients: Fish collagen, Placenta Extract, Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid, Glucosamine, Ceramide, 
Product Review: Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder
1 scoop 6 mg
     I took this supplement for 1 month and noticed that my skin is improving in terms of texture and appearance. I have fair skin but there are problems like Hori's Nevus, melasma, big pores, and uneven tone. While drinking this supplement, I can say that there are improvements on my pores which became tighter. Base on the photo below, my skin has a rosy tinge too.
Product Review: Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder
I drink it with milk and yogurt drink
Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size; 1 scoop = 6 g

Fish Collagen Peptide 5,400 mg
Placenta Extract (as placenta) 100 mg equivalent to 1500 mg
Energy 22 kcal
Protein 5.2 g
Fat 0.00 g
Carbohydrate 0.37 g
Sodum 5-20 mg
Vitamin C 40 mg
Low molecular hyaluronic 20 mg
Product Review: Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder
My bare face- Hori's Nevus and melasma on my cheeks, still obvious pores around my nose but smaller in my observation unlike before.
What I like:

  • Orihiro Placenta Collagen Powder is the cheapest collagen powder that I've tried!
  • It is FDA approved.
  • It's in a well-sealed pouch. 
  • A 2-in-1 anti-aging product perfect for those who want to lessen the number of supplements they take everyday. 
  • It also contains other ingredients like Arginine, Glucosamine, and Vitamin C for other health benefits.
  • I love the vanilla flavor. This is the most delicious collagen powder supplement that I've tried to date. Less to no fishy smell unlike other brands.
  • I didn't experienced any discomforts like vomiting, headache, nausea, breakouts or whatsoever.
  • Made my skin glowing even I only have 4 hours of sleep.
  • My skin is supple and soft to touch.
  • My nails are less brittle and my hair fall lessened too.
  • I look less haggard upon waking up. 
  • Didn't make my look plump which I really like. No need to worry about double chin which I experienced with other collagen brands.
  • My skin looks healthy and shiny- not the 'oil' type of shine, if you may ask.
  • Batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the package.

What I don't like:

  • Not easily accessible. You have to purchase it online.
  • There's no scoop included in the pouch.

Will I purchase? Yes! My new favorite because aside from the collagen content it also has placenta and it's very affordable too!

     I give this a 5/5 rating. The price is cheap and this is one of the best collagen supplement that I've tried so far. I noticed that my skin is moist and the pores around my nose became smaller. I have pre-mature wrinkles in the under eye area that's visible but during the time I'm taking this, I barely notice them.

     I will highly suggest this brand because it has less to no fishy smell and taste which is perfect for those who have sensitive nose. 

Have you tried taking collagen supplements? What's your favorite brand?

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DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Cheska's Online Store for review. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa. I don't take collagen supplement on a regular basis. My review is based on my experience during the time and period I'm taking it.
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Knorr #LutongNanay #AsimKiligPaMore Event

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     Who here loves to cook? I know the basics of cooking, the ingredients and the procedure well because of google (haha) but I don't know how to cook dishes on my own. I know how to fry eggs, make pancake because there's an instruction in the packaging, and boil an egg but cooking dishes like adobo, sinigang, or other Filipino viands is

     That's why when there's a cooking event, I'm always excited yet nervous at the same time thinking that I will make a mess if there will be a live cooking class for the attendees. I feel that I'm not fit to cook because of my little to no experience preparing meals in the kitchen. Looks like I'll be brave enough this time to hang out in the kitchen after attending the Knorr #LutongNany event last weekend. Highlights of the event below :)
Knorr #LutongNanay #AsimKiligPaMore Event
     Knorr recently held another #LutongNanay event last August 12, 2016 at The Cookery Place in BGC, Taguig. This occasion was a follow-up event to further promote Knorr’s #LutongNanay campaign. Now on its 3rd year, Knorr Lutong Nanay continues to champion delicious, home cooked meals for the Filipino family, especially in this day and age of eating out and instant food. With such a goal and the progress that Knorr has attained, Knorr is visibly bringing back the passion for food as shown in home-cooked meals to the Filipino families.
Knorr #LutongNanay #AsimKiligPaMore Event
     Mommy bloggers from Mommy Bloggers Philippines group participated in this event. I was lucky to join the chosen guests because most of the mommies invited are some of the ultimate foodie moms who are very much passionate about food and flavor. 

     Knorr’s #LutongNanay campaign according to Knorr’s Brand Manager for Bouillon and Seasonings, Dhiren Karnani aims to:

  • Bring back the value behind home cooked meals especially since people choose to eat outside or even alone in this fast-paced world. 
  • Knorr aims to help more moms bring the family together through the best flavors in their cooking.
  • The Lutong Nanay campaign also helps busy and working moms find time to cook for her family by introducing simple, smart and great tasting dishes that the family will love through recipe inspiration. “Cooking is a force for good. When a mother cooks, it is often seen as a way for her to ensure her family’s well being – and through Knorr, moms can serve nutritious meals without sacrificing great flavor
Knorr #LutongNanay #AsimKiligPaMore Event
Knorr’s Brand Manager for Bouillon and Seasonings, Dhiren Karnani
     Louise Fandino-Santos, a Knorr Mom, hosted the event. It started with each mom introducing herself and sharing cooking stories, tips, family favorites, and their signature dishes with the group. After this, mommy bloggers were grouped into teams and made a short brand presentation on Knorr #LutongNanay with special focus on Sinigang, an all-time family, not to mention, kiddie favorite that makes everyone eat more rice, vegetables and soup.
Knorr #LutongNanay #AsimKiligPaMore Event
     Chef Kai – a talented chef and a mother to two – did a cooking demonstration on various Sinigang recipes, afterwhich, the participants cooked and plated different Sinigang dishes.
Knorr #LutongNanay #AsimKiligPaMore Event
Chef Kai prepping her sinigang
     Mommy bloggers were tasked to prepare four different Sinigang variations that day. The versions of Sinigang are as follows: Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan, Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang, Knorr Sinigang na Liempo sa Sampaloc and Knorr Sizzling Sinigang.
Knorr #LutongNanay #AsimKiligPaMore Event
Here are the Sinigang variations that each team prepared that day. 
     The exciting part of this event was the hands-on opportunity to experience cooking the Sinigang variations mentioned above. Our group cooked the Sizzling Sinigang. Yes, you read that right! It's not the usual Sinigang recipe and we are all curious about how the dish would turn out.
Knorr #LutongNanay #AsimKiligPaMore Event
Here are the ingredients for Sizzling Sinigang
     Since we have a recipe to follow complete with ingredients and procedures, cooking Sizzling Sinigang became a breeze. A little boiling here, sauteing there, and voila! our Sizzling Sinigang was ready for plating in just thirty minutes (the meat was tenderized prior to the hands-on cooking to shorten the cooking time during the event) and everyone was pleased with the end dish.
Knorr #LutongNanay #AsimKiligPaMore Event
Knorr Sizzling Sinigang
     Everyone's excited to see and taste the different variations of Sinigang each group had prepared that day. Well, it turned out soo good! We made our Sinigangs flavorful and yummy with the help of Knorr Sinigang mix. Cooking Sinigang is as easy as 1-2-3 because of Knorr.
Knorr #LutongNanay #AsimKiligPaMore Event
Mommy Bloggers Philippines
     Thank you so much Knorr Philippines and Mommy Bloggers Philippines for having me. I had a blast during the event and never thought that cooking Sinigang is easy plus the fact that it can be cooked in different variants using Knorr Sinigang Mix. I'm sure that Sinigang lovers will also find their tummy happy in other Sinigang versions.

Mommies, have you tried cooking Sinigang in different variations? 

For more information on Knorr Philippines and their recipes,
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2nd SM Beauty Lipstick Fest 2016

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     So how many lipsticks you have in your makeup stash? Three, five, ten, or more? I will assume that you have more than five because I agree that a girl really can never have too many lipsticks! We always want to have all the shades, the latest shades perhaps, the cutest and most sleek bullet, the budget-friendly ones, and so on and so forth.All girls will agree that once we get our hands on our first lipsticks, there's no stopping us from buying one tube to another. This is the most basic makeup that we have in our kit and it's a no brainer how to apply it. 

     Can I say that our generation is blessed because there are so many lipstick formulas in the market today- from tinted lip balm to glosses, lipsticks, mattes, and liquid formulas. We have so many options and did you know that a lip product's transformative power can be confidence booster or an artful expression? A swipe of one lip product can harness a presence that helps empower the modern Filipina. To make a long introduction short, I have great news to all lipstick lovers out there- The SM Beauty's Lipstick Fest Celebration Year 2. More reasons why you should not miss this below :) 
2nd SM Beauty Lipstick Fest 2016 
     SM Beauty wants to join every Filipinas journey of discovering the many different possibilities of lipstick! Like what what I've mentioned above, lip products come in many forms and shades unlike before that we only have limited options. What are your favorite shades?

1. There nudes and pinks, for chill weekends and classic looks. If you're looking for a high-end brand, there's Guerlain. Look at the tubes below, they have a wide array of nudes and pinks!
2nd SM Beauty Lipstick Fest 2016 
Guerlain Kiss Kiss
2. Red and purples for those days that you need to own the room and make a statement. Red lipsticks make a powerful statement, some girls can sport red lipstick alone. If you're afraid that shades of red and purples will make you look snob, it's a big NO! Look at those lip lacquers below from Clinique. Pretty shades of red and purple for the win!
2nd SM Beauty Lipstick Fest 2016 Clinique Pop™ Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer
3. The wild colors such as your blues and blacks, for days that you are feeling a bit rebellious and bold. Whatever the mood, we have the perfect shade for you—no matter what the day or occasion. OFRA offers lip products in wild shades in their liquid lipstick collections. They have blue and green shades, yay!
2nd SM Beauty Lipstick Fest 2016 
     Aside from lipstick, the basics are important which help us achieve perfect puckers. You must include this in your beauty kit so that application of your favorite lipstick is always a breeze.

1. Lip balms keep dry pouts at bay by providing nutrients that replenish moisture while lip liners on the other hand, make sure your lip color stays put throughout the day. 
2nd SM Beauty Lipstick Fest 2016 
2. Lip shines and glosses for days where you feel like just a hint of color is enough for that day’s agenda.
2nd SM Beauty Lipstick Fest 2016 
Lip Remedy and Lip Balms from Origins
     SM Beauty Lipstick Fest is a nationwide celebration and this year's participating brands are Guerlain, Elizabeth Arden, Shiseido, Max Factor, The Body Shop, Happy Skin, Sleek, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon, Covergirl, Flormar, Essence, Fashion 21, Features and Shades, LA Girl, NYX, Elf, Ever Bilena, Nichido, and more! 
2nd SM Beauty Lipstick Fest 2016 
     The kick-off of Sm Beauty Lipstick Fest 2016 happened last July 29, 2016 at SM Makati. Lipstick lovers including media guests and selected bloggers had an exclusive shopping event. During the event, lipstick collectors and newbies were treated to tons of discounts and freebies too. Look what happened to one of the kiosks, everyone's going cray cray to get hold of their favorite lip products.
2nd SM Beauty Lipstick Fest 2016 
     To help all shoppers appreciate the many wonders of lipstick, SM Beauty offers FREE Makeover & Lip-Art Service this month. Using products available in the store, the expert beauty associates will assist you in harnessing the transformative power of lipstick! 
2nd SM Beauty Lipstick Fest 2016 
     You still have a month more to go to experience, shop, and hoard all the lip products in your wish list. Head over to all SM Beauty sections and avail of discounts, freebies, and other promos when you hoard buy your lip products. There are so many choices so be sure to look to what your lipstick loving heart desires!
I'm sure some of you already have hoarded your favorite lip products, share your haul below :)

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