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Product Review: Mise en Scene Hello Bubble Foam Color x Black Pink Ash Khaki Brown (7K) and Primer (Pre-Color)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

     Hello dearies! If you're a long-time follower of this blog, I'm sure you've seen me sport different hair colors in the past years. Some were colored in salons while most were done at home. I'm a fan of bubble hair color since time immemorial. I've tried around four brands in the past and only one became my default DIY bubble color hair dye brand.

     Fast forward today, I stumbled upon another brand that I consider a new HG (Holy Grail) after using it last December. Fun fact: I bought that brand around August 2020 but decided to use it only last month because I was too lazy to freshen the color of my hair since I'm just always at home. I suddenly realized that my birthday will be less than a month and that made me decide to color my hair so it will look good in the photos. So without further ado, here's my review of Mise en Scene Hello Bubble Foam Color x Black Pink that I bought from Oh My Dy in Shopee for P450 per box. 

Product Review: Mise en Scene Hello Bubble Foam Color x Black Ash Khaki Brown (7K) and Pink Primer (Pre-Color) 

Chunky Monkey Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Saturday, January 16, 2021

     I was browsing the Instagram explore feed when I stumbled upon a banana bread recipe. I love bananas and bread that's why I decided to click on the photo and check the recipe. To my surprise, it's not the regular banana bread that's perfect for afternoon tea or coffee. It's vegan! Have you tried this kind of food yet? According to healthline.com, Veganism is currently defined as a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty, be it from food, clothing, or any other purpose. 

     Therefore, the simplest explanation is that vegan food simply equates to plant-based. In order for you to cook vegan food, all the ingredients must be animal-free, and using plants like fruits, vegetables including nuts, seeds, whole grains, and beans to name a few is what all you need. This vegan banana bread is so easy to make and made up of five ingredients. It's filling because of the whole grains used instead of the usual bread flour. So without further ado, here's my version of Chunky Monkey Vegan Banana Bread Recipe, read more below.

Chunky Monkey Vegan Banana Bread Recipe 

Essential Embrocation and Liniment Oil Brands in the Philippines

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

     I'm not sure when was the exact day that I heard the words Tito and Tita essentials but when these became word of the mouth a couple of years ago, there are a few things that we associate with them. One of the most popular essentials that have been linked to a Tito and a Tita is embrocation or liniment oil, yes?! These essentials are a must-have in every Tito's bag or Tita's purse and prolly you will agree that we (yes, I'm a certified Tita) can never have too many embrocation and essential oils at home. 

     If my memory serves me right, I've been using embrocation and liniment oils since I was in high school because of vascular headaches and migraine attacks. I'm not new to these essentials and I have tried many brands in the past already. I have a love-hate relationship with some brands because of minor side effects like an intolerable burning sensation when applied to the temples of my head or skin irritation. Other than that, I love the cooling, relaxing, and comforting feeling whenever I use or apply them for aches and pains. Sharing a short feature of the brands that became a mainstay in my Tita essentials stash below.

Essential Embrocation and Liniment Oil Brands in the Philippines

New Year, New Rediscoveries

Sunday, January 10, 2021

     The year 2020 was a challenging one but it also made Filipinos realize the most important and meaningful constant in life – FAMILY and HOME. As the nation looks forward to a hopeful start of new year, PLDT Home wraps up 2020 with a collection of inspiring narratives that attested to the strength of Filipino families and the learning experiences that prepared each one for a better year ahead. 

     Life may have become a bit different than how Filipinos are used to, but one thing is certain – strong connections at home enable families to thrive and strengthen relationships. What was once almost unimaginable became inevitable and a necessity in 2020 – online learning, online shopping, office video call meetings, and next-level opportunities for business: digital or online selling. Entertainment at home has also evolved – grandparents getting into the Tiktok craze, children watching Korean dramas on Viu and Netflix, and even parents starting to learn and enjoy esports at home with their children. 

New Year, New Rediscoveries

Feature: modest. Skincare Line

Thursday, January 07, 2021

     Hello dearies! Remember my skincare post last year where a big cystic pimple left a dark mark on my chin? If yes, prolly you already know that modest.skincare was the answer to why that nasty dark spot on my chin got lighter. I used modest.skincare Cocktail (A multi-vitamin serum with Hyaluronic Acid) and Alpha Arbutin + B3 (Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin B3-Niacinamide) religiously at night for a month and voila, the mark is barely visible up to now.

     I'm excited to share that aside from the two serums that I've tried and tested last year, I still have four remaining variants on my stash from the brand. modest.skincare's tag line "We do not exaggerate. We do not boast. Modest = Humbly effective formulation" stays true and committed to this promise because they offer high quality and effective skincare technologies at their most simple and humble form. Know more about the brand and the four variants that are formulated to mix and match your skincare routine.

modest. Skincare Line

1,000 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to be Received by 5 Hospitals Around Metro Manila

Monday, January 04, 2021

     How do you stay productive? During this time, being productive can mean that you are trying out a new dish you have been planning to cook for a long time. You could be working at home, baking, binge-watching a tv show that you’ve been wanting to watch or you could be cleaning your house from inside-out. 

     We are in a situation where staying in can be for our own good and the welfare of others. But what happens to those who are on the other side of the spectrum? Our frontliners are working day and night risking their lives to serve their purpose. They are our new world heroes.

1,000 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to be Received by 5 Hospitals Around Metro Manila
Lung Center of the Philippines

Rediscover Christmas with PLDT Home's "Mine"

Friday, January 01, 2021

     Filipinos celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world. It comes with the age-old traditions, big family reunions, Kris Kringles with friends, extended shopping time for gifts, neighborhood carols, and the nine nights of Simbang Gabi. 

     The present situation, with the pandemic and the natural calamities that have upended many lives, may have brought a feeling of uncertainty for many families. But there’s no stopping Christmas for the fun-loving and family-centered Filipinos. The indomitable spirit of the Filipino endures, and it is strongly affixed to traditional values of bayanihan and malasakit. 

Beef with Mushrooms for Media Noche with the help of PayMaya

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

     In just a few days, we will be saying goodbye to 2020. What a year it has been! A lot has happened and we are all hoping for a better year ahead of us. But before we write our resolutions, let's make the last day count by preparing a memorable feast at home on New Year's Eve. Not sure what to serve for Media Noche? Check out this simple recipe that you can serve during special occasions at home. It only needs a few ingredients plus it's so easy to make. This is one of our favorite Media Noche food recipes that I'm sure your family will truly enjoy. 

     It consists of less than 10 ingredients that are easy to find in the supermarket. But before we go into the details, did you know that there are exclusive deals that you can get when you pay with PayMaya for your Media Noche groceries? Yes, that's why using your PayMaya account to purchase ingredients for this and other recipes are the most convenient and rewarding way. Let me share the recipe and some tips for a safe and hassle-free Media Noche Celebration to welcome 2021 below!

Beef with Mushrooms for Media Noche

Feature: Belle de Jour Power Planners 2021

Monday, December 28, 2020

     We are down to the last chapter of 2020 and despite the negative events happening around us, I want to let you know that "You Got This!" With everything that’s been going on lately surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, it feels as though we haven’t been given enough time to prepare or process the drastic changes that have been happening in our lives. 

     We are all worried and stressed about what’s next but let’s not forget that we are still blessed that’s why think positive and have faith.⁣ With 2021 fast approaching, the planner addict in me is so happy because of these- Crazy About Paper’s 2021 products. I'm so excited to write down everything here. From things to do, schedules, thoughts, and everything in between. I’m inviting you all to start journaling because it is a very enriching habit anyone can pick up. But to make it even more fun, insightful and meaningful for you, let Viviamo, Inc. guide you through the process. Check out the Belle de Jour 2021 planners and paper products after the jump!

Feature: Belle de Jour Power Planners 2021

PLDT Home Holideals

Saturday, December 26, 2020

     2020 has proven itself to be a year unlike any other. Amidst this challenging year, leading digital services provider, PLDT continues to provide meaningful connections this Christmas with the return of Holideals – PLDT Home’s biggest holiday sale! “Christmas remains to be the most important celebration for many Filipino families. Now more than ever, we need to uplift each other and bring light to others by staying connected and celebrating with our loved ones on this special season,” says Butch Jimenez, Senior Vice-President and Head Consumer Business-Home Group. 

     “PLDT Home gives the gift of meaningful connections to its customers through a seamless digital experience at home with our exciting Holideal offers.” Holideals features big discounts and exclusive offers which are perfect home upgrades in this new normal.

PLDT Home Holideals

7-Eleven #711Bayanihan Campaign

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

     Your Noche Buena and Media Noche preparations are made easier with more product selections at more affordable prices at your local 7-Eleven store! The pandemic and recent calamities have led Filipinos to become more cautious about celebrating the holidays. But knowing us and our love for Christmas, we will always find a way to keep the holiday spirit alive for our loved ones. To make things easier, the ever-reliable 7-Eleven is here to bring its community even more convenience with its Bayanihan Savings and Selections (#711Bayanihan) initiative!

     Starting December 14, you can run to your neighborhood’s nearest 7-Eleven store to shop for your day-to-day needs and holiday essentials at budget-friendly prices! And yes, that includes all the basic ingredients you will need to prepare your Noche Buena and Media Noche gatherings.

7-Eleven #711Bayanihan Campaign

LifeProof Announces Full Line of Cases for New Apple iPhones

Sunday, December 20, 2020

     Do good and feel good with LifeProof’s latest cases for Apple’s newest iPhone lineup. Protect your new Apple iPhone in a case that makes you feel good while doing good. LifeProof WĀKE and NËXT for Apple iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are available now at lifeproof.asia with waterproof FRĒ coming soon. Each case purchased is a chance to help address the mounting issues facing our waterways.

     “Apple innovations are renowned for helping us balance our increasingly busy and mobile lives,” said LifeProof CEO Jim Parke. “We are pleased to offer stylish, sustainable protection for your new device while helping to protect our waterways with WĀKE, NËXT and FRĒ.”

LifeProof Announces Full Line of Cases for New Apple iPhones

PLDT Home Biz- Build a Home Business with the Right Digital and E-commerce Solutions

Friday, December 18, 2020

     Amid economic difficulties brought about by the pandemic-induced lockdowns, more Filipinos are now looking for ways to earn from home either through selling or re-selling anything from face masks to food packs and succulent plants or peddling their skills online such as graphic design or teaching a new language.

     The key to making this new breed of homepreneurs successful is connecting them to digital platforms so that they can reach their target customers and provide safe ways to transact business online.

PLDT Home Biz- Build a Home Business with the Right Digital and E-commerce Solutions

6 Awesome Ways to Celebrate Virtual Christmas Party

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

     The holidays are here! Flashback to last year, December was one of the busiest because of Christmas parties here and there. Almost everyone is excited to attend the most-awaited party of the year because of non-stop bonding, eating, playing, and winning. I bet you also gave extra effort into your outfits and presentations. 

     This year's Christmas party will be a bit different as we transition to the new way of celebration- virtual party. For those who are not sure if this kind of party will work, think again. Virtual Christmas parties are holiday celebrations conducted over video conferencing platforms like Zoom or Google Meet and there are party games, activities, and entertainment. Wanna make your virtual Christmas party fun and one for the books? Make it hassle-free with PayMaya! Sharing these 6 awesome party ideas that you can make do to make the most out of your virtual Christmas parties!

6 Awesome Ways to Celebrate Virtual Christmas Party 

4 Online Scams You Need to Know in 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020

     Even in these strange times, cybercriminals remain steadfast in their attempts to lure new victims. One way to ensure that you won’t fall for these illegal activities is to take a closer look at how they are conducted. Here are some of the most common online scams that cybercriminals are still using this 2020

4 Online Scams You Need to Know in 2020
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Virginia Festive Hams #TuloyPaRinAngPasko

Thursday, December 10, 2020

     2020 is not yet cancelledt as what many of us would call or describe a year that has a series of unfortunate events. We experienced fear, anxiety, pain, heartbreaks, or loss but there are so many things to be thankful for. I will never forget this year because so many things happened in the past twelve months in our family and in our country as well.

     This may not be the best year for all of us but one thing is for sure- we are thankful. We are thankful that we are healthy, we are grateful that we still have jobs, and we are lucky because our family is complete. Days from now, we are going to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, and there's a reason to celebrate despite these trying times- to give joy, love, and hope to others. We may not celebrate it the way it used to be but with Virginia Festive Hams and Virginia Noche Buena Treats, the celebration still continues. This year, let's be reminded that "Tuloy Pa Rin Ang Pasko, kasama si Virginia." Sharing simple tips on how to celebrate the holiday season with Virginia Festive Hams and Noche Buena Treats after the jump!

Virginia Festive Hams #TuloyPaRinAngPasko

Beside U Bag- The Perfect Companion By Your Side

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

     This pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. We learned the value of cleanliness because now more than ever, hand washing became a habit. Even if we think our hands are clean, there's an urge to wash it with soap and water right away when it touches any surface. Speaking of adapting to changes, I also change the way how I bring my essentials. My motto now is the lesser, the smarter. The functional, the better. This implies how I carry my essentials most importantly my bag. 

     Since I only go out for errands or when there's an important matter to do, I need a bag that is lightweight, sturdy, easy to clean, and functional. If it's stylish, why not that's already a bonus. Looks like I've hit the jackpot when I saw the perfect errand bag from Beside U Bags Philippines. Know more about the features of their bags, and why I highly recommend this brand below.

Beside U Bag- The Perfect Companion By Your Side
Beside U Bag Gateway in Nutopia Grey. Super love this belt bag!!! I removed my mask and face shield just for photo op and I made sure no one is around. Back to mask and face shield after. 

Rediscover Homepreneurship Through Diskarte

Sunday, December 06, 2020

     Homebased businesses are booming as a movement, led mostly by resourceful mothers who are taking opportunities to earn extra income while they take care of their families. 

     As more people stay at home to keep safe, ordering online has become the norm. Having an online presence helps move goods to more people and a growing community of online sellers enjoy the ease of transactions through many digital platforms that are already available. All it takes is a strong connection via a reliable provider such as PLDT Home and a willingness to work hard at building a business from home. 

Rediscover Homepreneurship Through Diskarte
Vanna Reyes, Home-based entrepreneur

Mistakes People Make During Winter and How to Avoid Them

Friday, December 04, 2020

     It’s getting colder, and many of us still don’t know how to prep our homes for winter. Especially when we live in an area prone to colder temperatures and snow. These mistakes apply to your home, your car, and your lifestyle. Before it gets too cold, here are some mistakes people make that you should avoid doing.

Mistakes People Make During Winter, and How to Avoid Them 

The All-New Love Beauty and Planet Liquid Handwash Line

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

     I've been working from home since time immemorial. Being a content creator and a hands-on mom is no joke because my hands are busy from sun up to sundown. Staying productive all day while keeping our hands as clean and sanitized as possible has taken a toll on them. 

     As I alternate between the keyboard, phone, and the sink, I cannot deny the fact that my hands look tired and dry. I think it's time to give them a break and give the much-needed care they deserve with the new Love Beauty and Planet Liquid Handwashes. Sharing more information about the all-new handwash line below.

The All-New Love Beauty and Planet Liquid Handwash Line
L-R: Murumuru Butter and Belgian Rose Majestic Moisture Handwash, Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower Petal Soft Handwash, Coconut Oil and Ylang Ylang Tropical Fresh Handwash, Tea Tree Oil and Vetiver Pure and Positive Handwash

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