Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel

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     I'm so thankful to whoever invented genius and innovative beauty products that makes every girl's life easier. These beauty products are really functional and easy to use. I presume that you've heard of eyebrow gels and mascaras. These eyebrow products sprouted like mushrooms in the beauty shelves and almost all the brands, from cheap to mid-range and high-end ones have a tube or two in different colors for us to try!

     If you're into eyebrow products and wants to achieve that eyebrows on fleek look, it's now time for you to try eyebrow gels. It's an eyebrow product that looks similar to mascara but intended for the eyebrows. Pink Sugar launched early this year their eyebrow gel line- Honey I'm Good Brow Gel. Full review details, photos, and swatches below :)
Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel

     This multi-purpose brow gel fills in and conditions brows at the same time. The Honey I'm Good Brow Gel has a natural finish and is formulated with Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera. Available in 3 shades:

  • Blonde (Toasted Blonde)
  • Taupe (Universal Taupe)
  • Brunette (Soft Brunette)
Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
     You can see in the three swatches above that blonde is the lightest shade and the shade that only a few can pull off. I tried that shade on my bare face and I look so different. It's like I've bleached my eyebrows and made it lighter making me look like Mona Lisa. 
Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
Top-Bottom: Brunette, Taupe, and Blonde
size: 8 g/ 0.28 oz.

price: 349 php (Around $8.00+)

place bought: Free
Available in all Pink Sugar Kiosks- SM Manila, SM MOA, SM Makati, SM Aura, SM Fairview, SM Marilao, SM Clark, SM Lanang Davao, SM Seaside Cebu. Landmark Trinoma, Landmark Makati, KCC Marbel, KCC General Santos, KCC Zamboanga, Watsons Ayala Center Cebu, Watsons Seaside Cebu
Online at http://beautymnl.com/

instructions for use: Apply gel in short upward strokes in direction of hair growth. What I do is start applying on the opposite direction and then back. For a natural, highlighting, effect, apply over brow powder or pencil.
 
ingredients: Purified Water, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Caprylic/Caprictryglyceride, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Quaternium-90Bentonite, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera Oil, BHA, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, May contain (+/-) Mica (Cl177019), Iron Oxides (Cl77492, Cl77491, Cl77499) Tin Oxide (Cl77861)
Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
My bare eyebrow- right side
Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
Blonde is a shade that only a few can pull off. In my case, I can say it makes my eyebrow look non-existent.
Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
Taupe matches my hair color
Product Review: Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Brow Gel
Brunette is a bit dark but I think I can also pull off this color if I'll use a very light stroke during application.
What I like:

  • The price is affordable.
  • The packaging is sleek but has a generous amount of product in every tube.
  • The brush is okay, the space in the wand helps in spreading the product 
  • Doesn't have funky or weird scent.
  • The texture and consistency is light, like a water-based cream. 
  • It's highly pigmented and dries matte.
  • There are three shades to choose from.
  • The formula doesn't clump.
  • It's long-wearing.
  • This brow gel can be used alone or in conjunction with eyebrow powders and liners to give your brows a more dramatic and on fleek look. 
  • Since I have thin hair brows, I only need one coat to cover the hair strands.
  • No irritations, breakouts, or whatsoever on my forehead or in my eye area. 
  • Batch, manufacturing, expiration date is printed on the packaging.
  • Easily accessible.

What I don't like:

  • Can be a bit tricky to apply if you have stray eyebrow hairs.
 
Will I repurchase? Definitely Yes! If you change your hair color from time to time, you need to buy all the shades to compliment your current hair color.

Recommendation:
     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. This is a good eyebrow product for beginners and pro. If you have clean brows, you can use this alone for that natural look. If you want to define your brows, you can use this as a topper for a more polished eyebrows on fleek look. 

     If you're planning to buy one shade, it's still best to visit Pink Sugar counters and swatch all the shades to see if it compliments your hair color and skin tone. 

Have you tried eyebrow gels and mascaras? Whats your fave brand?

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Product Review: Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Black

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     Hello dearies! Sharing with you a quick review of my current fave eyeliner- Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Black. I got this as a token from Row101 Summer Pop Up Bazaar launch last April. Dolly Wink is a famous make-up brand in Japan. According to Pinky Paradise website:
This range contains everything you could ever need to make your new circle lenses really shine! Perfect to achieve that Gyaru style, we have everything from eyebrow mascara to liquid eyeliner, false eyelashes to eyelash fix to give that perfect bold effect to emphasize your stunning new look eyes. Endorsed by the beautiful Japanese model Tsubasa Masuwaka who is synonymous with the Gyaru trend.
     This brand is not new to me because I've seen their false eyelashes in my Hong Kong trip years ago. I'm only familiar with their falsies and never knew that they have eyeliners in different colors and textures too. I'm happy that I took this pencil eyeliner home, actually it's my first pencil eyeliner review to date (the one that needs to be sharpened). So without further ado, my honest to goodness review of Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Black :)
Product Review: Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Black
Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner (information from http://www.koji-honpo.co.jp/)

  • Produced by Tsubasa Masuwaka.
  • Big, beautiful, doll-like eyes are guaranteed with this soft-on pencil eyeliner.
  • A soft pencil type for velvety smooth lines. 
Product Review: Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Black
Product claims:

Color
  • Rich, deep black to dramatically highlight the eyes.

Super quick-drying
  • Quick to dry, with no stickiness. Rub resistant. 

Waterproof type

  • With a long-lasting formulation that‘s resistant to sweat, water and running once applied. 
  • Liner stays perfectly in place for a just-applied look all day long. 

Soft crayon tip

  • This crayon-like liner is velvety soft and creamy to apply. 
  • Create elegant and fluid lines with no need to press down or drag across the skin. 

Pencil type

  • Pencil type liner with a creamy soft touch. Break resistant and so easy to apply.
     
     This is a limited edition product from Dolly Wink. It comes with a liquid eyeliner plus the pencil eyeliner that I'm currently using. I'm not into liquid eyeliner pens as of the moment so I'll just reserve my review for that in the future but for now let's take a look at the pencil eyeliner. I've included the liquid eyeliner pen in some of the photos below for comparison but the review will be more focused on the pencil eyeliner.
Product Review: Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Black
size: 0.3 oz / 7 g

price: 699.75 for both (Around $15.00+)

place bought: Free
Got this from Row101 Summer Pop Up Bazaar

instructions for use: Apply the eyeliner on lash line or under eyes. No need to warm up. 

ingredients: to be updated
Product Review: Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Black
took a photo of both products for comparison
Product Review: Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Black
Swatch both products for comparison
     In the swatch above, the pencil eyeliner is matte while the liquid pen is glossy. If you're into liquid eyeliner and likes to draw thin sharp lines, I think the latter one is for you. I have a shaky hands and using liquid eyeliner is challenging.
Product Review: Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Black
Line my upper lash line with the pencil eyeliner, pardon the not so good line here
What I like:

  • The packaging is super cute. I like the color and design of this eyeliner pencil.
  • The price is very affordable considering the quality of the product.
  • No need to warm up this eyeliner because the texture is velvety soft and creamy that's why it's easy to apply.
  • Easy to use. I have no issues in drawing thin or thick lines.
  • Color pay off is good. 
  • It has a matte finish.
  • Last up to 12 hours or longer. 
  • No smudging on my not so oily eyelids even in a hot and humid weather.
  • Doesn't wear off easily and no bleeding.
  • I can control the intensity of the lines that I'm doing on my eyelids.
  • Even though it's waterproof, it is easy to remove using my eye makeup remover.
  • It's easy to sharpen, the lead doesn't break while sharpening.
  • Sealed upon purchase.
  • It's a steal if you buy this limited edition because for only 699, you'll get two eyeliners.
  • Batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the label.
  • Easily accessible.

What I don't like:
  • None

Will I repurchase? A big fat YES!!!

Recommendation:
     I give this a 5/5 rating. First impressions last! So for my first pencil eyeliner (kohl) review, it's a keeper in my makeup stash. I use it almost everyday. I think I've found my HG pencil eyeliner in Dolly Wink so no need to search for a new brand to try for now. You can also buy this separately, it's available in select Watsons and SM Beauty sections plus I've seen a stall of Dolly Wink in Landmark Trinoma and Makati.

I highly recommend this brand if you're into pencil eyeliners. Have you tried Dolly Wink Eyeliners?

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Vertis North City Center

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     Hello Quezon City residents, I have great news to all of you! A new and exciting city center will emerge soon- Vertis North. It's a city center that will nurture and inspire enterprises and activity. Quezon City has been the nucleus of northern Metro Manila since its founding in 1939. Through it flow business channels and industries while commercial and residential properties continuously sprout to suit its urban dwellers.

     To further establish the city as the North’s melting pot of business, social, and cultural affairs, Ayala Land, together with the National Housing Authority, developed Vertis North—a 30-hectare, master planned, mixed-use, and sustainable development, envisioned as the City Center that nurtures and inspires enterprise and activity.
Vertis North City Center
Big-city living at the heart of Quezon City

Location

     Located at the convergence point of key Metro Manila thoroughfares—intersecting EDSA, North and Quezon Avenues—Vertis North brings destinations closer to home. It provides optimum connectivity with seamless transport system links accessible to and from various City Centers.

     Catering to every form of enterprise, Vertis North provides one-stop business centers, tax incentives, and skills enhancement programs. Two high-rise corporate centers—each about 20 floors high—offering distinct work spaces with an integrated parking area, will be built to support 24/7 tenant operations, ready for occupancy within the year.

Lifestyle

     A premium retail block will also emerge as the convergence center of residents and office workers. This soon-to-be preferred lifestyle mall will have over 200 top-tier retail brands and dining options located in specialized zones. A two-hectare Vertis Central Park also serves as a welcoming urban oasis for casual sitting, strolling, and recreational activities.

     Symbolizing the complete, big-city lifestyle that Vertis North offers is the single-tower hotel development of Seda Vertis North. It will be the largest Seda Hotel and the most spacious in Quezon City with 438 rooms and a grand ballroom, equivalent to five large function rooms. It has a cozy roof deck bar which offers delicious food, beverage, and a marvelous view of the city skyline.

Home and Living

     Vertis North’s line-up of residential amenities starts with Alveo’s High Park—a 35-story, high-end residential condominium with about 642 units just across the Vertis Park expanse. Located at the heart of the compound, High Park lets owners enjoy refreshing views of the CBD and conveniently walk to an array of facilities—shopping, recreational, and business—for an exclusive and distinctive living experience.

     More options come with Avida Towers Vita and Sola. A three-tower residential development, Vita offers new beginnings to young families, newly-married couples, and young professionals. Residents can also have easy access to the surrounding establishments through a shared underground parking podium. Sola is a high-rise condominium that offers life at the center of big city-living, with the work and play balance of the basic urban lifestyle, at an affordable price. 

Advance features that is Vertis North's Very Own

  • Embedded within the City Center is a green urban core that promotes responsible living and sustainable solutions. 
  • A network of integrated underground parking allows less vehicular traffic on the street for pedestrians to enjoy Vertis North’s pervasive parks and green architecture, while bike paths and a bike-sharing program push the pedals of an energy-efficient transport around the district. 
  • As a solution to urban flooding, the latest storm water management technology is also applied with the use of infiltration stripes, slowing down, capturing, detaining, and filtering flood water runoffs.
  • More than becoming Quezon City’s newest central business district, Vertis North brings together unique land uses as an enterprising district with a dynamic growth engine. 
  • With an inspiring new address that brings together everything great about living and working in QC, it is a place that calls out to those who plan to take the big-city lifestyle to the next level.
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Mountain Dew's DEWmocracy: Dew Blue Shock or Dew Live Wire?

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     I rarely drink soda but when I do, I make sure that there's something unique with the flavor. I grew up drinking more water and juices and less to no soft drinks. BUT there are times that a new or unique flavor calls my name whenever I see them in grocery shelves. Just recently, two new flavors of the infamous Mountain Dew launched two flavors that will surely tickle your taste buds.
    
     Much like their iconic green bottle, Mountain Dew made another historic mark last August 12, 2016 as they launched the country’s first ever DEWmocracy. With two new and exciting flavors, #DewBlueShock and #DewLivewire, they are inviting you to take a stand and let your voice be heard! Highlights of the event and mechanics on how to vote for you favorite favor after the jump.
Mountain Dew's DEWmocracy: Dew Blue Shock or Dew Live Wire?
Mountain Dew Blue Shock

  • The Dew charged with Raspberry Citrus 
  • Blue Shock is known to be cool and stunning. 
  • It lets action do the talking and leaves you, well, in shock! 
  • It has a distinct raspberry-like flavor that is unique to Filipinos. 
Mountain Dew's DEWmocracy: Dew Blue Shock or Dew Live Wire?
Mountain Dew Blue Shock
Mountain Dew Live Wire

  • The Dew with a blast of Orange.
  • Live Wire is loud and electrifying. 
  • It is the Dew that hypes the crowd before jumping. 
  • As an orange flavor, Filipinos are sure to like its taste of familiarity.
Mountain Dew's DEWmocracy: Dew Blue Shock or Dew Live Wire?
Mountain Dew Live Wire
     If I'm going to choose, I'll chose Mountain Dew Live Wire. I find the orange flavor exciting and refreshing to drink. The sweet-sour taste makes a great combination, perfect for our erratic weather. This flavor will make a hot afternoon full of energy and good vibes. Since this is offered for a limited time only, I'll replace my favorite juice drink from time to time with Mountain Dew Live Wire
Mountain Dew's DEWmocracy: Dew Blue Shock or Dew Live Wire?
     During the event brand manager of Mountain Dew, Ms. Kay Paras said that the goal of DEWmocracy is to listen to what our consumers have to say and to allow them to engage with the brand. With DEWmocracy, every Filipino has a chance to take a stand, be heard, and select the flavor they want. In the end, your chosen flavor will remain. If you want to remain one flavor, speak up! See highlights of the event below and what awaits the winner from the winning flavor :)
Mountain Dew's DEWmocracy: Dew Blue Shock or Dew Live Wire?
Are you Team #DewLiveWire or Team #DewBlueShock?
Highlights of the DEWmocracy Event:

1. Making the campaign more exciting are two of the country’s top influencers to lead each flavor to victory – Team Leader Sam YG for Live Wire and Team Leader Ramon Bautista for Blue Shock. 
Mountain Dew's DEWmocracy: Dew Blue Shock or Dew Live Wire?
Sam YG and Ramon Bautista
“Iba talaga ang tama ng #DewBlueShock for me. It’s something that completes the excitement of my day,” says Ramon. 
Mountain Dew's DEWmocracy: Dew Blue Shock or Dew Live Wire?
Go Sam YG!!!
#DewLiveWire is something that “definitely hits the spot. Pare, ito na ang bagong drink of choice ko! What a way to be unique!”
2. According to Ms. Kay Paras, adding the two well-renowned influencers is a sure fit for each limited-edition flavor as well as the brand. These two influencers make it extra fun and exciting for the consumers to enjoy the two limited flavors.
Mountain Dew's DEWmocracy: Dew Blue Shock or Dew Live Wire?
Sam YG for #DewLiveWire and Ramon Bautista for #DewBlueShock
3. Be heard and make your stand. Everyone has a voice. Are you #DewBlueShock or #DewLiveWire? Vote now on Twitter and Instagram to make your votes count. Voting period starts August 13 and voting will close on October 31. Voters of the winning flavor will have a chance to win a brand new Mitsubishi Estrada, perfect for your next wild adventure.
Mountain Dew's DEWmocracy: Dew Blue Shock or Dew Live Wire?
Are you Team #DewBlueShock or Team #DewLiveWire?

Stay updated with DEWmocracy at Mountain Dew Philippines
Like them on Facebook: Mountain Dew Philippines
Follow them on Twitter: @MountainDewPH 
Follow them on Instagram: @mountaindewph
#dewmocracy #dewblueshock #dewlivewire

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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. 

Recommendation:
    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
http://www.pigeon.com.ph/
.Like them on Facebook: Pigeon Philippines
Follow them on Twitter: @pigeonbabyph
Follow them on Instagram: @pigeonbabyph

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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
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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.
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     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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Kojie San Dream White Line
3. Kojie San Men Line includes the whitening soap, body wash, and facial wash.
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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
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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.
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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!!!

Good Times!~

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