COVID-19 Antigen Test Kits Now Available at Watsons

Monday, October 25, 2021

     Recognizing the importance of widespread testing, Watsons will sell FDA-certified COVID-19 antigen test kits with a price range of Php 399-Php 500 in all stores nationwide starting October 25. The testing kits are for administering by medical professionals such as doctors, nurses and medical technologists and will require medical prescription. 

     The required specifications set by the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) are at 80% sensitivity and 97% specificity and these test kits can deliver at least 95% sensitivity and 99.2% specificity. "As more people head out to work, school and gatherings, Watsons knows that antigen test kits are important in helping reduce transmission," said Maita A. Santiago, Watsons Philippines Customer Director.

COVID-19 Antigen Test Kits Now Available at Watsons
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Four Tips to Help You Decide Whether or Not It's Time to Settle Down

Friday, October 22, 2021

     After spending a lot of time with that special someone, you may be having some thoughts about marrying and settling down with them. But before you do, you need to ask yourself if you’re ready to settle down with this person? Marriage, although an exciting moment in yourself, isn’t as simple and clean as you might think. Here are four tips to help you decide whether or not it’s time to settle down with your significant other.

Four Tips to Help You Decide Whether or Not It's Time to Settle Down
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Papa Sweet Sarap Banana Ketchup Now Fortified with B-vitamins to Give Kids Energy and Immunity

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

     Papa Sweet Sarap Banana Ketchup is here to bring an innovative new ketchup formula to the classic sweet sarap taste Filipino kids know and love. The new Papa Sweet Sarap Banana Ketchup contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), and B6 (pyridoxine), part of the B-complex of vitamins that perform vital tasks in the body. B1 helps release energy from the food we eat, making it extremely important for active kids. B2 is also essential in giving the body energy as it converts the food we eat into glucose to give us energy, and B6, a vitamin that is essential for the healthy functioning of the nervous system, boosts kids’ immune systems, protecting them from common childhood ailments and other health issues.

     This is especially important, as some Filipino kids still suffer from malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies in Vitamins B1, B2, and B6 – the same vitamins Papa is proud to fortify their new ketchup formula with.

Papa Sweet Sarap Banana Ketchup Now Fortified with B-vitamins to Give Kids Energy and Immunity
Papa Sweet Sarap Banana Ketchup is now fortified with Vitamin B-Complex micronutrients B1, B2, and B6 to keep kids’ energies high and immune systems strong!

Keep Your Beauty Routine Simple on Vacation

Monday, October 18, 2021

     For most people, a vacation means a chance to escape, unwind, and step out of your everyday life in all senses. With that in mind, you don’t want to be spending hours in your room grooming and applying your makeup. Of course, you want to look put-together, but you can do so in a way that is simple and quick and gives you that fresh-faced look that is ideal when on vacation especially in the summer months.

     Here are some simple and easy-to-follow steps that will simplify your beauty routine while on your holidays, which also means you won’t have to pack anywhere near as many items.

Keep Your Beauty Routine Simple on Vacation
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Nivea Whitening Lotion Philippines

Friday, October 15, 2021

     I'm a sucker for body lotion and if my memory serves me right, the first brand that I've tried was Alyssa Ashley White Musk that was given to my mom by a relative from abroad. I was in elementary back then and I have no idea about body lotions. All I knew was that it has to be applied to the skin after taking a bath. So when I entered junior high school, I've learned that there are different brands of body lotions in the market and it was from Nivea that I first saw a whitening variant. 

     From then on, Nivea has been a household brand and an essential in my skincare regimen. I've tried different variants in their whitening line in the past and was able to make a review of the old formulation, click here. Fast forward today, Nivea is still the number one brand when it comes to whitening lotions. What I noticed is that they made it more affordable to the consumers and offered a wide array of variants that target specific problems in the whitening and anti-aging department. Sharing some of my recent Nivea Whitening Lotion finds here in the Philippines from their official Shopee store below :)

Nivea Whitening Lotion Philippines

Product Review: Mikrozid Surface Wipes

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

     In this time of uncertainty, it’s comforting to know that there’s one thing you can trust in keeping you safe, anytime, anywhere! Thanks to Mikrozid- the trusted surface wipes used by hospitals worldwide. I'm surprised that it kills Covid 19 virus in just 15 seconds! Yes, you’ve read that right! For a clean freak and OC mom like me, disinfection is an everyday thing even before the pandemic that’s why I have different kinds of wipes at home.

      I’ve tried different brands before and nothing compares to Mikrozid!!! This surface disinfecting wipes is heaven-sent and music to my ears when I saw that it kills coronavirus in just 15 seconds!!! I have to emphasize this because my family’s health is non-negotiable and I have to repeat this over and over again for those who are neglecting the virus. Hear, hear that proper handwashing and effective surface disinfection are a must these days!!! More information about Mikrozid Surface Wipes and my thoughts about this brand after the jump!

Feature: Mikrozid Surface Wipes

Herbalife Virtual Run 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

     The pandemic and mandatory quarantine have confined us in our homes for more than a year already. Some of us became less productive when it comes to physical activities while others stayed focused on their health and wellness journey. Apart from eating healthily, I always make sure to move my body first thing in the morning. As much as possible, I avoid sitting down unless I'm working on content creation. This kind of physical activity doesn't end there as I also include yoga or weight lifting in my exercise routine five times a week.

     This month, I'm so excited to incorporate another kind of physical activity in the form of running. It's my first time to join a run hosted by Herbalife Philippines called Herbalife Virtual Run that started last October 1 until 31, 2021. Now in its second year, the challenge is part of the premier global nutrition company’s Get Moving With Good Nutrition campaign that seeks to give people the push toward healthy active living. More details and tips on how to prepare for this run below.

Herbalife Virtual Run 2021

K-Drama Heroines on PLDT Home Viu

Friday, October 08, 2021

     Aside from the romantic storylines, there are so many relatable life lessons to dig in Kdramas. No matter how ordinary our lives seem to be, we are the heroines in our own stories. Such is the inspiring narrative written in many K-dramas and perhaps is one of the many reasons for the genre’s enduring popularity. Whether intellectually or emotionally, no matter the age, K-drama fans relate so well with these fierce femmes on their favorite shows.

     With PLDT Home and Viu, Filipino Hallyu fans can connect more with their fave K-drama heroines with no interruptions. PLDT Home offers unlimited access to the best K-drama series and films for a better K-viewing experience Filipinos can all enjoy at home! Need a guide on which K-drama shows have the best plots featuring empowered female characters? Read on!

K-Drama Heroines on PLDT Home Viu

Love at First Sight with the NEW ASUS ZenBook 14 UX425EA (11th Gen Intel)

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

     My first blogging laptop is ASUS K555L, an entry laptop model that was launched six years ago. I have no regrets about choosing this brand because I've tried and tested its performance and durability for a long time already. Fast forward today, ASUS has launched new laptop models from its ZenBook series. When I first saw this laptop, I said to myself that it's time to upgrade to a more portable one. Don't get me wrong, I still love my ASUS laptop. It's still working fine and can do a lot of things up to this day. I never had problems when it comes to performance or hardware issues. But it's also nice to do an upgrade, especially if buying a new laptop will help me stay motivated and keep my productivity high as I work easy using this baby that's boasting timeless beauty and effortless portability.

     In a world full of uncertainty, there's one thing that's certain when it comes to technology and all things laptop. Say hello to the World's thinnest 14" laptop with QHD Display powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics- The all-new ZenBook 14 (UX425EA) – a 14-inch ultraportable laptop now packed with more power and speed, advancing productivity and creativity wherever, whenever. It's love at first sight! ZenBook 14 is so light, compact, and pretty on the outside but it's powerful and incredible on the inside. Read more about my favorite features of this beauty after the jump!

Love at First Sight with the NEW ASUS ZenBook 14 UX425EA (11th Gen Intel)

6 Fun Activities for Children at Home

Monday, October 04, 2021

    Up until lately, there has been a severe bone of contention on when art started. Some art historians argued that the first art pieces’ date back to around 35,000 and 10,000 BCE. However, archaeological investigation in Blombos cave, South Africa, proves otherwise. In truth, the discovery of 70,000 old ochre art pieces indicates that art started way before cave paintings.

     Based on this information, it is evident that art has been an integral part of human life for the longest time. A recent study suggests that exposure to art activities stimulates the brain and helps in self-expression, problem-solving, concentration, and memory.

6 Fun Activities for Children at Home
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Five Benefits of Healthcare Email Marketing you Must Know

Friday, October 01, 2021

     The way the world operates is being constantly changed by technology. It has helped a lot in making life easier, and less complicated. Nowadays, where there has been a radical increase in the number of people who have access to the internet, the use of technology has become even more powerful. 

     The field of healthcare is one significant industry impacted by technological advancement. The use of healthcare email marketing has been a helpful tool for the healthcare sector. From getting new patients to retaining existing ones, healthcare marketing through email is useful. Below are some of the benefits of healthcare marketing you must know.

Five Benefits of Healthcare Email Marketing you Must Know
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#StrongerQueenWithin at Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Coronation Night Powered by PLDT Home

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

     As the official broadband partner of Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) 2021, PLDT Home reignites its commitment in powering young Filipina queens on their quest to become an inspiration to the world.

     The country’s leading telecommunications and digital services provider joins millions of Filipinos online this September 30 (Thursday), as 28 Miss Universe Philippines candidates get together at the Henann Resort Alona Beach, Bohol for the Grand Coronation night. What to expect: A showcase of beauty, talent, and heart that will altogether define what it means to be a #StrongerQueenWithin!

#StrongerQueenWithin at Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Coronation Night Powered by PLDT Home
PLDT Home powers Miss Universe Philippines 2021 coronation night. “Together, we continue to inspire and power Filipinas to be a #StrongerQueenWithin,” said Shamcey Supsup-Lee, MUP national director. (Photo credit: Shamcey Supsup-Lee)

These Wifi 6 Routers are the New Work-from-Home Essentials

Saturday, September 25, 2021

     Remote work is here to stay and for many, it has become an opportunity to discover better ways to work efficiently or pursue their own passion projects at home. Because of this, people have turned to home improvement projects and transform areas of their houses into ad hoc offices that will be conducive to working. This pivot to work from home has had people re-designing and optimizing their home spaces for work by investing in more technological solutions that help boost their productivity.

     At the frontline of this digital shift for the Filipino workforce, PLDT Home—the country’s fastest home broadband and leading digital services provider—brings families next-level connectivity that’s perfect for work-from-home setup with Wifi 6 solutions.

These Wifi 6 Routers are the New Work-from-Home Essentials

The 5 Best Heatless Hair Tools for Volume

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

     If you want volume for your hair and it is normally flat then you are going to need a little help to get the look you desire. Fortunately, there are plenty of options when volumizing your hair. One of the best is to use appliances designed specifically for this purpose.

     We’ll take a look in a moment at the best heatless hair tools to use on your hair to get the desired results. However, it is important to note that the right shampoo and other products, such as those from the Kerastase range, can do a lot of the work for you.

The 5 Best Heatless Hair Tools for Volume
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For the Legaspi Family, Time Stands Still with Luminisce

Sunday, September 19, 2021

     We watched them enjoy ice cream in front of the TV as a family, we cried when mom and dad got married in a surprise wedding like no other, and we saw the twins gracefully transform from kids to young adults. The Legaspis—Zoren, Carmina, Mavy, and Cassy—have gone through different milestones in the public eye, and though their special family moments happened through many years, a lot are quick to notice that the Legaspis never seem to age.

     When a photo of theirs went viral a few years back, which showed the entire family dressed in black and looking impeccably beautiful, a number of comments talked about how the Legaspis had “vampire genes,” with their beauty unchanging and seemingly preserved through time.

 For the Legaspi Family, Time Stands Still with Luminisce

PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway ₱100,000 ShopeePay Credits Draw!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

     What can you do with ₱100,000 ShopeePay credits? Will you spend lavishly on furniture and appliances to upgrade your space, especially now that the home also serves as the office? Will you splurge on an entire entertainment system with the latest gadgets such as monitors, sound system, consoles, and games, to escape from lockdown worries? Or will you use the credits to pay for months’ worth of groceries, household items, and bills?

     PLDT Home can help make your shopping dreams come true with the PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway promo. From August to September, ten (10) lucky winners will take home ₱100,000 ShopeePay credits each for that ultimate shopping spree.

PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway ₱100,000 ShopeePay Credits Draw!

7 Ways You Can Save Money on Makeup

Monday, September 13, 2021

     You really love makeup. You love it to the point where it could be a problem — more specifically, a financial problem. Your makeup spending habit doesn’t mesh well with your budget, and you need to find a way to keep your favorite hobby without going broke. Read ahead to find out how.

7 Ways You Can Save Money on Makeup
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Sunplay Skin Aqua Your Protection from Sun and Blue Light

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

     How much sunscreen should you apply on your face and body to avoid sunburn and skin damage brought about by sun exposure, which could result in fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles? For the face, squeezing sunscreen along the length of two fingers is the right amount. Sunscreen should also be reapplied every two hours.

     Sunplay Skin Aqua has everything you want from your sun protection products. These sunscreens offer high sun protection indices and contain skin-friendly ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Aloe Extract and Collagen. This means that aside from sun protection, Sunplay Skin Aqua products can also be your daytime moisturizer and/or makeup primer because they're light in texture, leave no white cast and don't contain mineral oil and fragrance. A bonus: They don't sting your eyes when you sweat. Get to know more about their sunscreen line after the jump.

Sunplay Skin Aqua Your Protection from Sun and Blue Light

Hada Labo Says ‘You Do You’

Saturday, September 04, 2021

     When it comes to skincare, Hada Labo has two basic rules. One is Never Scrimp on Hydration. Two, You Do You, which means there aren't any rules. You don't need to follow a number of steps. You just need to use products that hydrate your skin to give it that soft, bouncy, and youthful look. At the heart of Hada Labo's Perfect x Simple skincare philosophy are the iconic Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion, the brand's flagship product and the No. 1 Lotion in Japan for 14 consecutive years.

     The Hada Labo Gokujyun Hydrating Lotion is packed with four types of Hyaluronic Acid that can attract and hold up to 2,000 times its own weight in water! Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient that maximizes moisture retention, leaving skin supple and dewy. It’s a gentle ingredient that can work for all skin types, whether you have oily, dry or combination skin, so it is safe to incorporate into your routine. It’s also free from fragrance, alcohol, color and mineral oil so it won't harm your skin. More details about the Hada Labo Hydrating Range after the jump.

Hada Labo Says ‘You Do You’
Hada Labo Hydrating Range

Get Selsun Blue Confidence! Join the Upside Down Class Pass today

Saturday, August 28, 2021

     There are many barriers to building confidence. It may be past experiences, lack of a support system, or persistent health problems that are difficult to address without help. One such example is scalp problems like dandruff. The appearance of flakes on clothes and bare skin can give off the impression that a person is unhygienic. This can truly affect someone’s confidence. 

     Selsun Blue Upside Down Class Pass- series of lessons from experts on health and fitness that aims to promote wellness and enable people to build confidence. Get Selsun Blue Confidence in this three-episode series featuring NCCA Ani ng Dangal awardee, pole dancing champion and certified diet and nutrition coach Jamaica Jornacion; professional makeup artist, athlete, and certified fitness coach Jigs Mayuga; certified fitness coach and The Movement Studio owner Ida Paras and six-time UAAP Cheerdance Competition champion, National University pep squad coach and gymnast Ghicka Bernabe.

Get Selsun Blue Confidence! Join the Upside Down Class Pass today

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