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GynePro: What's Up Down There?

Friday, March 11, 2016

     Hello dearies! Weeks ago, I received a package containing another intimate wash. This time it was GynePro. This brand is not new to me. I've tried using this in the past, when the time I had a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). My OB-GYNE advised me to use this antiseptic wash for a week and after that, it's recommend for twice a week use.

     GynePro's want to educate more women about how to care for themselves and their lady parts. They find that many women are quite shy when it comes to asking questions about their intimate area, so GynePro wants to empower women by sharing the answers to common things about your intimate area that prolly you are too shy to ask. Know more about GynePro and important tips on how to take care of that area down there :)

GynePro: What's Up Down There?

GynePro
  • A superior antiseptic feminine wash with Chlorhexidine digluconate, proven to be the safest and most effective antiseptic intimate wash out in the market.
  • 2x fast-acting and longer-lasting protection* 
  • Hard on harmful organisms, but gentle on skin
  • Does not stain the skin.
  • OB-Gynecologist–tested and recommended.
  • Supplements your daily feminine wash with extra care when you need it.
  • For use during your red days to ensure antiseptic cleanliness and protection! 

GynePro: What's Up Down There?
Available in 60 ml (P 60.75)  and 150 ml (P 124.50)
Small bottle on the right is a Physician's Sample

Here are the common questions about the intimate area together with GynePro's tips:

“What’s the point behind giving my lady parts extra TLC during red days?”

     Because the external genitalia are exposed to so much more possible bacteria during your red days, there is definitely a need to step up on your hygiene regimen. Change your pad regularly, use cotton underwear , avoid tight-fitting pants , wash yourself regularly, and choose an antiseptic feminine wash, like Gynepro , which has effective antibacterial yet vagina-caring properties.

"What in the world is pH balance? Why do I have to take care of my pH down there?

     Steer clear of harsh soaps and cleansers; they wreak havoc on your vagina’s and vulva’s healthy pH levels. Instead, opt for a feminine wash that promises proper pH care for everyday use (like pH Care) and amp it up with a top antiseptic wash, like Gynepro , during your red days, when your external genitalia/vulva need extra pH pampering.

“What causes itching in my nether region?”

     There are times when intervention is needed to reduce the bacterial load in your vaginal area, especially during your period. What you want is an intimate wash that cleanses you effectively. Studies show that while others may be effective against usual vaginal microorganisms, Gynepro takes vaginal hygiene a step further , providing at least double the cleanliness, while still maintaining a healthy balance down there. 

“When else does my vajayjay need extra TLC? I’m just really OC about cleanliness—especially down there.”

     Aside from red days, your intimate area also needs additional care when you’ve gone through vaginal surgery, like when you’ve just given birth or have undergone other vaginal procedures. Since the skin is broken and is in the process of healing, you don’t want to settle for just acceptable cleanliness. Gynerpro has Chlorhexidine digluconate, a clinical-strength but gentle antiseptic ingredient , that promises thorough cleaning during monthly red days or while you’re healing from vaginal procedures.

“How do I properly wash my lady bits?”

     Washing at least once day is pertinent . During red days, though, washing more than once a day, with a potent but gentle cleanser like Gynepro , will be helpful to further prevent bacteria build-up that may lead to infection.

GynePro: What's Up Down There?Available in 60 ml (P 60.75)  and 150 ml (P 124.50)

According to Unilab's website:

General directions for use of GynePro:
  • Shake well before use
  • Moisten the external genitalia with clean tap water
  • Pour one palmful (5 mL) of the antiseptic feminine wash and apply gently on the external genitalia
  • Rinse thoroughly with water and pat dry
  • For regular protection, use twice a week

For the indications below, follow general directions for use but apply the product for 1 minute before rinsing or use as prescribed by a doctor.
  • Protection against infection related to childbirth
  • For prompt healing of genital wounds (e.g. childbirth)
  • Post-partum care (after pregnancy)
  • Relief of external genital irritation and itching associated with genital infections, such as:
  • Vaginitis (inflammation, marked by pain and discharge)
  • Vaginosis (characterized by malodourous gray discharge)
  • Vulvitis (pain, swelling, and redness of the external genitalia)
  • Use twice daily (morning and evening) to supplement prescribed treatment
  • Use everyday for not more than two weeks unless directed by a physician

     Thank you so much GynePro and Unilab for sending these bottles. I'm definitely sure to use GynePro as a maintenance antiseptic wash twice a week to keep my intimate area healthy. Have you tried using GynePro to address those intimate area's concern? Thanks for sharing your thoughts about GynePro :)

Good Times!~

5 Gift Ideas for Women this Christmas

Monday, November 30, 2015

     After sharing with you my gift ideas for men this Christmas, here's another list to help you decide on what to give your girlfriends this holiday season. No need to rush as some of the items on my list are readily available in stores. I'm sure some of you are feeling the holiday shopping rush already as we only have twenty four days to go before Christmas. To tell you honestly, my holiday gift list is still empty because I shop for gifts a week before Christmas.

     Since I'm more of a health and wellness enthusiast, I will include some items from one of my trusted health, wellness, and skin care brand to date. If you're a long time reader of this blog, prolly you've seen my product reviews of Unilab products in the past. You'll see on my list below two brands from Unilab that I highly recommend and I'm sure that your mother, sisters, aunts, and the special women in your lives would definitely be happy to receive this yuletide season. See the items on my 5 Gift Ideas for Women this Christmas below :)
5 Gift Ideas for Women this Christmas
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1. Health Kit that includes different vitamins and supplements. I highly recommend Myra-E 400 I.U. capsules. I've been taking this vitamin for a long time now and  can say that the product works in making my skin blooming and protected from free radicals. Give the gift of blooming skin to your sister, mother, in-laws, and best-friend this holiday season!
5 Gift Ideas for Women this Christmas
Myra E Vitamin E 400 i.u.
2. Messenger or shoulder bags are the basic fashion accessories that every women will surely love. There are different colors, sizes, and shapes readily available so I'm pretty sure that you will not make a mistake in gifting one. For women who's always on the go, this bag is perfect to hold all the things that we (yes, I'm a fan of messenger and shoulder bags) bring everyday. If you want unique styles, you can check online stores or your favorite department stores now. I've been browsing different online shop these fast few days and I saw promos and deals for all the shoppers looking for gifts perfect for their loved ones this holiday season.
5 Gift Ideas for Women this Christmas
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3. A Beauty Kit that includes basic skin care regimen products such as facial wash, toner, cream, and cleansing oil. Celeteque Dermoscience has a wide range of skin care products that's proven effective and dermatologist-tested. Celeteque Dermoscience Advanced Anti-Aging Restorative Cleansing Oil is one of the products that you shouldn't miss especially if you have a makeup junkie girl friend. She will love this product as it gently removes stubborn makeup without drying the skin. It has vitamin E which prevents the skin from aging too.
5 Gift Ideas for Women this Christmas
Celeteque Dermoscience Advanced Anti-Aging Cleansing Oil
4. Makeup Pouch or 'kikay kit' is a useful gift for women. If I'll be receiving a pouch this Christmas, I'll be jubilant because I'm the type who likes to organize my stuff from my skin care essentials up to my makeup must-haves.
5 Gift Ideas for Women this Christmas
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5. Watch, a wrist-watch in particular. There are may styles and designs to choose from that range from affordable to high-end ones. I've been a fan of wrist watch these days because it simply completes my outfit if I'm too lazy to accessorize.
5 Gift Ideas for Women this Christmas
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     Yay! Hope you like my simple list of gift ideas for women this Christmas. Always remember that it's the thought that counts so treat your gifts special. I'm pretty sure that the receiver of your gift/s will be glad to know that you remember them this holiday season with your presents- be it big or small!

Good Times!~

Say Thank You to Your Unsung Hero, the Unilab Way!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

     "Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it's what you believe, and the heck with everybody.” ― Justin Cronin, The Summer Guest. I believe that there's goodness in everyone. It doesn't matter if the act is big or small. I believe that there's a "hero" in each and every one of us. No need to suffer pain or death just to be recognized. In our family, I consider my parents as my unsung heroes. Both of them wasn't able to go to college. They've just finished their secondary level from  a public school. When they got married, my father's mom gave them a small investment so that they can sustain the needs of their growing family.
Say Thank You to Your Unsung Hero, the Unilab Way!
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     It was a roller coaster ride for my parents. The ups and downs of having a small scale business. We have a small bake shop and a sari-sari store before that prospered and have several branches. These was the bread and butter of the family. Our bakery business gave us a good life indeed. We were blessed in terms of material things. But when my father acquired diabetes and kidney disease, our bakery and sari-sari store needs to be shut down as we cannot maintain it anymore because of hospital bills, medications, and dialysis treatment. But my parents are really the unsung heroes for us. Even though my father is sick with stage 5 renal disease, he is still thinking of our future instead of just staying at home and enjoying his life. 

     He always tell us that even though we don't have that kind of resources that we have before, he will still strive hard to bring back the things we lost because of his battle to chronic kidney disease. My mother on the other hand is doing her best to take good care of my father and my nieces and nephews. Instead of going out with friends and relax or unwind, she is dedicating her time in doing household chores and attending to the needs of my father. Their HUSAY at MALASAKIT have helped me succeed in the life that I wanted to be. My UNSUNG HEROES- my parents!
Say Thank You to Your Unsung Hero, the Unilab Way!

     Behind every Filipino is a loved one who has given them unconditional support with Husay at Malasakit through the years without asking for recognition. Unilab celebrates the Filipinos who make society a better place through the positive ways they impact the lives of those around them by giving their loved ones a unique chance to show their gratitude.

     On their 70th anniversary, Unilab is giving Filipinos a unique way to show their gratitude through an online app that lets you send a free customized dedication cake to someone they want to thank for their love and support. On the app, users can input their name and the name of their loved one. These will go on the custom dedication cake, which will be sent to the recipient for free.
Say Thank You to Your Unsung Hero, the Unilab Way!

     You can say thank you to your unsung heroes through Unilab's Husay at Malasakit dedication cake. All  you have to do is follow the steps below:


  • Visit www.husayatmalasakit.com and click Nominate.
  • Fill out the form. Submit a photo of your unsung hero and briefly write about why you want to thank your unsung hero.
  • Wait for the confirmation e-mail from Unilab regarding the approval of your submission.

     Dearies, this is your chance to say "thank you" to your personal heroes by using the app to send your own dedication cake for free and as bonus, I'll be raffling this health kit below to one lucky reader. Join the raffle now because it will be up for two weeks only :) All you have to do is log in your entries in the rafflecopter app below :)
     The giveaway will start at 12:00 midnight and will end on August 31, 2015. The winner will be announced through a blog post any day within the first week of September. What are the things you need to do in order for your entries to be qualified?

  • KINDLY SET ALL YOUR POSTS IN PUBLIC so I can verify it. Posts in private will be disqualified. 
  • Log in all you entries in the rafflecopter app below. There are mandatory entries that you need to follow in order for you to unlock extra points.
  • TAG ACCOUNTS OF REAL FRIENDS and RELATIVES only. 
  • DO NOT SPAM the comment section. Leave a single comment that includes your Name and Email. 
  • LET'S PLAY FAIR. Following/Unfollowing, Liking/Unliking, etc will disqualify your entry in the present and future giveaways.
  • PLEASE check the blog post for the announcement of winner. The winner will be notified via email so make sure you'll comment with the email address that you check regularly.

Say Thank You to Your Unsung Hero, the Unilab Way!

Product Review: pH Care V-Zone Bikini Shaver and Trimmer

Saturday, September 13, 2014

     Hello, hello! Hope everyone is doing great :) I'm back with another review, not the usual skin care stuff but something new in this blog- grooming tools for the intimate area. It is the first brand that I'm going to review and when my sister saw my Instagram post about the product, she said that she have tried the bikini trimmer and it works great!

     Before I'll share my thoughts about these tools, here's a fact why you should not take this grooming essentials for granted. Did you know that trimming and shaving the bikini area help reduce unwanted odor? Try new Vzone® by pH Care®, a line of intimate grooming essentials specifically designed for your delicate bikini area to keep your intimate area neat and odor-free. 

    Whoa! Honestly, I don't know this information about trimming and shaving. All I know even before the review was proper grooming of intimate areas will lessen the risk of infection and other genital problems. To know more about the Vzone® by pH Care® and why you should have this in case of emergency, click CONTINUE READING now!
Product Review: pH Care V-Zone Bikini Shaver and Trimmer

Product Review: Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Whitening Facial Scrub

Thursday, August 07, 2014

     Hello dearies! I want to share another good news with you. My favorite Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Body scrub now has a milder and gentler version suitable for the face. If you're a long time reader of this blog prolly you know that I'm addicted to Asian Secrets body scrub. You can search my haul post and see that every time I go shopping for my bath essentials, you will see a tub of this oh so good body scrub. Now that they already have the facial scrub version, I'm sure you will no longer hesitate to exfoliate the dead skin cells on your face. This facial scrub is formulated to remove dead skin cells and other impurities caused by dirt and pollution. 

     I've been using this facial scrub for two weeks now, I use it every other day. Since the formula is mild and gentle on the skin, I have no worries for a possible breakout or whatsoever. Exfoliating facial scrub is important like facial mask at least twice or thrice a week to remove dead skin cells and maximize the effect of skin care products that you apply on your skin. To know more about the Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Whitening Facial Scrub, click CONTINUE READING and smile!
Product Review: Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Whitening Facial Scrub
100g- Php120
50g- Php70

Feature: Minty Meets Fruity with Swish Mouthwash in Mangosteen Mint

Thursday, May 29, 2014

     Hello dearies! Classes will start days from now and I'm sure ya'll busy preparing for the coming school year. Anyhoo, I want to share with you a feature of what keeps my breath fresh and keeps my teeth protected from plaque and other oral problems. I'm sure you've heard of Swish Mouthwash. It's available in leading supermarkets, drugstores and department store nationwide. I already made a review of this variant HERE and after the review I let my siblings try this flavor. I was surprised when they got hooked on Mangosteen Mint. I asked my sister if she already have eaten the mangosteen fruit. She said that she haven't but the Swish Mouthwash Mangosteen Mint gave her an idea what this fruit tastes like. My brother was also surprised that the combination is okay, not weird for his liking. Do you want your mouthwash to be minty or fruity? Why choose if you can have both! Minty meets fruity in this sparkling blend of mint and Mangosteen! The unique mint taste will give your mouth a refreshingly cool mint flavor. 
Product Feature: Minty Meets Fruity with Swish Mouthwash in Mangosteen Mint
Photo from Unilab's website
     SWISH is an ALCOHOL-FREE oral care brand. It has SureFresh that helps fight bad breath, plaque and gingivitis for long-lasting fresh breath. It comes in four refreshing and exciting flavors: Peppermint Fresh, Arctic Chill, Cinnamon Blast, Mangosteen Mint and Icy Choco Mint. Since it is alcohol-free, it is safe and healthy. Even diabetics, children above 6 years old and even pregnant women can enjoy Swish alcohol-free mouthwash. To know more about this exciting flavor from Swish Mouthwash, click CONTINUE READING

Product Review: Swish Mouthwash Mangosteen Mint

Friday, March 21, 2014

    Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Are you ready to travel this summer season? I'm sure everyone's excited to go to their summer escapades or to the dream destination that you have planned months ago. But first, let me tell you that travelling should not give you headaches and troubles from worrying too much about the things you need to bring with you. I always believe in travelling light- bringing essentials that will make your baggage fuss free. I've heard of so many horror travel stories from my friends and relatives and I must admit that I also experienced that before. The worst things do really happen like squirting shampoo, lotion or toothpaste inside your bag staining your clothes, broken makeup (my own experience) and spilling liquid like cologne and mouthwash!

   And because I mentioned mouthwash, I'm happy that there are travel friendly sized mouthwash now being sold in the market today. No more pain in transferring them in small bottles in order to bring them with me every time I travel to provinces or simply to meetings or events. Pocket friendly mouthwash is a life saver! So when Swish sent me those cute little breath fresher, aside from the size which is totally adorbs , they have two exciting flavors to choose from. I already tried cinnamon from another brand of mouthwash so this time and very timely for summer is the mangosteen mint flavor. Mangosteen is a tropical fruit native to us and I've been hearing a lot of positive effects of this fruit to our health. Hmm, looks like using this mouthwash will give me another kind of experience specially on my next travel adventure this summer! I already tried this flavor before bringing it to my next backpack adventure, if you wanna know my thoughts click CONTINUE READING to see my review of this flavor and why I highly recommend this product :)
Swish Mouthwash Mangosteen Mint

Product Review: Swish Mouthwash Icy Choco Mint

Friday, February 28, 2014

     Before love month ends, I just want to share with you a review of what made this month extra special :) Prolly you know that I have a sweet tooth and I can't live without a single serving of chocolate everyday. You might think that eating chocolates everyday will result into diabetes, fret not because according to my Father's doctor it's okay to eat a small amount of dark chocolate because it's good for the heart :) So when Unilab sent me their newest flavor of Swish mouthwash, the choco lover in me got giddy to try this exciting flavor the moment I got hold of it. But before I muse my awesome experience about the product, let me share with you other variants and sizes of Swish mouthwash that will surely make your oral care Surefresh than ever! Click CONTINUE READING and make a Swish!
Swish MouthwashHelps fight bad breath, plaque & gingivitis
New flavors: Icy Choco Mint (250 ml and 120 ml )
Mangosteen Mint (250 ml, 120 ml and 35 ml)
Cinnamon Blast (250 ml, 120 ml, 35 ml)

Product Review: Athena Milk Flavor Powdered Milk

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

     When was the last time you treat yourself for a full glass of milk? I'm sure you'll answer when you were in elementary or high school. I'm not sure if my relatives and friends still drink milk before going to bed or whenever they want to. The only thing that I'm sure and will be forever sure would be my addiction to coffee. I'm a self-confessed coffee addict and for the record, I can drink three cups twice a week and twice every day. I know, I know drinking coffee has positive and negative effects in our body. Caffeine makes me alert but I can't take the palpitations and when that kicks, I'll be up the whole night.

     I'm so happy when I won the giveaway of Ms. Divine Caraecle- 1,500 php worth of Unilab products! So when I was browsing Unilab's site, the first thing that came to my mind was beauty and skincare products. But when I saw Athena on the list, I never think twice if I'll add this to my prize list. What I have in mind that time was the word BEAUTRITION. I forgot about coffee that time and this milk keep on swirling in my mind. To make a long story short, when the prizes arrived on our door steps, I immediately opened a box of Athena Milk Flavor Powdered Milk and the moment I tasted it, my heart told me that I should make a switch. Click CONTINUE READING to find out what it's all about!

Athena Milk Flavor Powdered Milk for Women
Introducing Athena, the milk especially formulated to meet your special nutritional needs.
High Calcium- essential for optimum bone health. It is also a source of Vitamin D and K, Magnesium and Phosphorus- nutrients to help maintain strong bones.
Low Fat- so you can enjoy this beverage without the risk of high caloric intake.
Source of Anti- Oxidants (Vitamins A, E, and Zinc)- to help maintain healthy skin and help promote optimum immune function.

Product Review: Myra E 400 IU Capsule d-Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

     Hi dearies! My apologies for another MIA, I know I've got a lot of things missed these past few weeks and backlogs start to pile up again. I want to go back to regular programming but I'm not sure if I'll be able to post regularly these coming weeks. Please bear with me and I hope you'll still continue reading my posts :)

     So to start, here's a review of another health supplement that I'm sure everyone knows. Myra E capsule is one of the most well-known brand of Vitamin E in the market today. I've known this brand since I was in high school. I can still remember my mom used to take this vitamin every night and she said that it's a skin vitamin. I have a simple question to ask: do you consider taking vitamin supplements for the skin even if you're taking care of your skin from the outside? If your answer is yes, then you should consider taking Myra-E. I was taking this vitamin on and off ten years ago to be exact. I'm not clearly sure of the effects of this vitamin on my skin before because I don't document it at all. I just noticed the blooming effect when I religiously took this every night a month ago. If you can still remember my post, this bottle of Myra E was included in the Unilab loot bag that I won from a giveaway. I was very excited when the package arrived and rekindled my love with vitamin E. My ob-gyne also advised me to take this vitamin  together with folic acid to ensure higher percentage of healthy pregnancy. So without a doubt, I took Myra E every night and saw a big difference on my skin. It's also a anti-oxidant for the body that will repair damage cells. So here's my honest to goodness review of Myra E 400 IU capsule, click CONTINUE READING if it's a nay or a yay!

Myra E 400 IU Capsule d-Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
d-alpha-tocopherol (Myra E 400) is an oblong-shaped, orange-colored softgel capsule with “Myra E 400”.
     
     I visited UNILAB's website HERE and got these important FAQ's for those of you who still unaware what vitamin E does in our body or specifically in our skin. 
FAQs
1. Who can take Myra E 400? Can men also take it?
Myra E 400 can be taken by both men and women 19 years and older.
2. When is the right time to take Myra 400 E?
Myra E 400 may be taken at any time of the day, preferably with meals.
3. What is the effect of Myra E 400? In how many days will I see any results or changes?
Myra E 400 contains Vitamin E, an antioxidant, which protects our cells from damage by harmful chemicals called free radicals. Thus, it is difficult to say when one will see any changes because most of the effect will be “inside”.
4. Is it true that Vitamin E (such as Myra E 400) can cause tuberculosis when used by smokers?
Vitamin E such as Myra E 400 does not cause tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a disease caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Based on clinical studies, smoking may increase the risk of tuberculosis. We recommend that you consult your physician on proper advice on nutritional supplementation and healthy lifestyle.
5. Is Vitamin E safe after long term use? Does it accumulate in the liver?
Based on clinical studies, long term use of recommended doses of Vitamin E supplements by healthy individuals is generally safe. Vitamin E does not accumulate in the liver.
6. Can Myra E 400 be taken twice a day?
No. The recommended daily dose of Myra E 400 is 1 soft gel capsule a day.*
7. Can Vitamin E be taken with other vitamins at the same time?
Yes. However, you should make sure that the other products you are taking do not contain vitamin E to avoid excessive intake (greater than 400 IU per day) of the vitamin.*
8. Is Myra E 400 safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
The amount of Vitamin E found in the normal diet (usually found in nuts, oil seeds, legumes, grains, and vegetable oils) and in pre- and postnatal multivitamins (which are specifically formulated for pregnant and breastfeeding women) is generally safe. Myra E 400 is not intended for pregnant and breastfeeding women as it has a relatively higher amount of Vitamin E than what is recommended during pregnancy and lactation.*
9. Can Myra E 400 be taken with birth control pills?
Clinical Studies have shown that women taking oral contraceptives have lower levels of vitamin E in the body. Therefore, Vitamin E supplementation may be beneficial for contraceptive users.*
10. Do you need to take Vitamin C in order for Vitamin E to be absorbed by the body?
No. Vitamin E can be absorbed by the body when taken alone. Vitamin C is not required for vitamin E absorption.
11. Can Myra E 400 softgel capsule and Conzace softgel capsule be taken at the same time?
Myra E 400 and Conzace should not be taken at the same time since these products both contain Vitamin E.*
12. I’m 18 years old. Can I already take Myra E 400?
Yes, you may already take Myra E.*
13. When is the best time to take Myra E 400? Is it safe to be taken on an empty stomach? Is it safe to be taken everyday?
Myra E 400 may be taken at any time of the day, preferably with meals since it contains vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin which is absorbed together with lipids/fat in the diet. The recommended dose for Myra E 400 is one softgel capsule once daily. To date, there have been no reported side effects with Myra E 400 when it is taken as recommended (i.e., one softgel capsule a day).*
14. What is the generic name of Myra E 400?
The generic name of the vitamin E variant found in Myra E 400 softgel capsule is d-alpha tocopherol.
15. What does Myra E 400 contain? Can it aggravate acne?
Myra E 400 contains Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects our cells from harmful free radicals. It can help maintain healthy skin as it promotes cell and tissue renewal. It has not been shown to aggravate acne. *
16. What are the side effects associated with the long term use of Myra E 400 softgel capsule?
Myra E 400 softgel capsule has not been reported to cause undesirable effects when taken in the recommended dose (i.e., one softgel capsule once a day).*

Disclaimer:
*We strongly recommend that you consult your doctor for proper advice before using any medications, including vitamins, supplements, herbals, and products for the skin.
Myra E 400 IU Capsule d-Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
d-alpha-tocopherol’s antioxidant effects help: 

Maintain healthy skin and eyes for youthful glow 

Protect against atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disorders 

Improve nerve functions and help prevent onset of neuromuscular degenerative diseases

size: 30 capsules/bottle good for 1 month use

price: 295.94 php (Around $6.60+)

place bought: Free
Available at all leading drugstores, groceries and supermarkets nationwide
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instruction for use: Orally, one soft gel capsule daily. Or, as directed by a doctor.

ingredients: Each soft gel capsule contains: d-alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E)- 400 IU

     I take one capsule every evening before bedtime because the best time to drink supplements is when we're about to sleep. I already consumed the whole bottle and now I can say my thoughts about the product. Even though I already tried taking this brand of vitamin E way, way back, I can say that my observations now is clearer and accurate since I'm on my 30's and my skin needs more nourishment from within unlike before (during my 20's).

Myra E 400 IU Capsule d-Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

What I like:
  • The price- affordable.
  • The product comes in a plastic container and well-sealed.
  • The capsule is easy to swallow.
  • There's no funky odor/scent coming from the pill. I noticed a mild sweet scent every time I take this brand.
  • Doesn't give me a stomach ache, nausea, dizziness or allergic reactions.
  • No breakouts, allergic reaction or whatsoever.
  • It made my pale skin brighter and glowing.
  • I didn't saw effects on these areas: protect against atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disorders and improve nerve functions and help prevent the onset of neuromuscular degenerative diseases BUT these things are very important to consider especially in late 30's I guess.
  • There are a batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the bottle.
  • Easily accessible.
  • Aside from skin benefits, my ob-gyne advised me to take this as a preparation for healthy pregnancy together with folic acid.

What I don't like:
  • None

Will I purchase? Yes!

Recommendation:
     I give this a 4.75/5 recommendation. I can say that from all the vitamins that I've tried before, vitamin E goes well with my system. I didn't experienced breakouts or whatsoever. It also made my dull skin glowing. Aside from the skin benefits that we can get from taking Myra- E, my ob advised me to take this together with folic acid to produce healthy cells in preparation for my next pregnancy. Myra-E is affordable too and easily accessible. So start taking care of your skin from within!

     Do you take skin care supplements? Thank you for sharing your experience!

Good Times!~

Random Giveaway Winnings

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

     Hello dearies! Do you love joining giveaways? If the answer is YES, well me too! If you're a long time reader of this blog I'm sure you know that I always win from giveaways that I join. I can say that I'm a giveaway/contest addict. I've been joining mini and huge giveaways for the past three years and luckily I always grab either the grand or consolation prizes. I mentioned that I love joining giveaways but there came a time that I just lost my interest in joining any kind of contests and giveaways on blogs that I follow, Facebook and Twitter. If my memory serves me right it's been six month that I rarely or never joined any of them. But two months ago I simply missed logging my entries on the rafflecopter, sharing contest banners and re-tweeting hashtags thus I became active again in this addictive world of online contests, promos and giveaways.

     So to inspire my readers that reading blog posts is not only informative but lots of fun too because of prizes, here's the photos of products that I got as prizes from the giveaways and contests that I joined recently. I'll post the links where I joined and if you have time you can read my past winnings too. Click CONTINUE READING to see these wonderful prizes :)
Essence Stays No Matter What Eyeliner Essence All About Curl plus Volume Mascara 
     If you do not believe in the word luck, well I really, really do! I won this Essence Stays No Matter What Eyeliner and Essence All About Curl plus Volume Mascara in the Facebook fan page of Essence Philippines when my sister tagged my name and I just shared the giveaway poster. I'm the last sharer so I can say I'm lucky when the electronic raffle picked up my name :)

Product Review: Celeteque Make-Up Remover Cleansing Facial Wipes

Monday, November 18, 2013

     Hello dearies! Happy Monday to all :) Been absent for three days and wasn't able to published another review because of some personal matters. I hope that I'll be able to update this blog everyday this whole week. But before I start this review, I want to say thank you for always visiting this humble blog and for joining the discussion on my past and presents posts. Anyhoo, I'm currently updating my skin care routine because I think that I've reached my plateau level in some of the skin care products that I'm religiously using. I'm also searching for a new makeup cleansing wipes when I ran out of my heavy duty facial wipes from Tony Moly and good thing that Sample Room had this makeup cleansing tissue from Celeteque. When I saw this at Sample Room, I immediately grab a sample because I know the brand is one of the most effective and efficient when it comes to dermatologist- tested skin care products. 

     Using just only soap to cleanse our face that's full of heavy or light makeup is not enough. We should be very vigilant in cleaning our face everyday because a single act of sleeping without washing your face may result into a zit or two the next day. If you really want to make sure that your face is squeaky clean, you can opt to use facial cleansing tissues, oils or other form of cleansing agent before washing your face with facial washes or soaps. 

     A trusted facial cleansing wipes is all you need if you're tired and wants to make the routine faster. There are so many facial cleansing wipes in the market today that's why it's a bit hard to choose which one will really help you in making your face makeup and dirt free. To make choosing a bit easier, here's my thoughts on Celeteque Make-Up Remover Cleansing Facial Wipes. Hope my review helps ^_^ Click CONTINUE READING for more information.

Product Review: Digestics Probiotic Food Supplement

Sunday, October 27, 2013

     Eating the right kind of food everyday is a hard protocol for me because I always count the calories that I load in my body and not the kinds of food found in the food pyramid. If you're a long time reader of this blog, I'm sure you've read my stories about dieting and pushing myself to stay fit and healthy. It's very hard you know when you were born in a family who loves to eat. Despite the unhealthy eating habits and the drinking sesh weekly, I always make sure that there's something in my diet that will help me expel toxins in my body. I'm a regular user of psyllium husk fiber for four years now that's why I'm brave enough to junk all the starches and oils in my body. But that's unhealthy and don't do that even if you're drinking supplements that will reduce the bad fats in the body because it's insane that you're trying to live a healthy lifestyle but you're ingesting unhealthy stuff, see the picture?

     Nowadays, people become more and more aware of the supplements that will help them lose the bad fat and cholesterol in their system in a very easy and convenient way. All the food that we eat gets easily digested if we have healthy stomach so good bacteria is needed to make our tummies happy! Just recently, Sample Room introduced this newest supplement in the market today that contains fiber and probiotics in one. Introducing Digestics, click CONTINUE READING to know more about this wonderful product.
Digestics Probiotic Food Supplement

Product Review: Celeteque Brightening Radiance Body Cream

Sunday, October 20, 2013

     Two or three days ago there's a sudden change in the temperature and the northeast moonsoon winds started to make its wave here in our country. Holiday season is here! It's just around the corner of every place that I've been to last week. Good vibes everywhere because of the Christmas songs that I hear and colorful decorations that I see around the neighborhood. But with the sudden change of weather, there's one thing that I also worry. It's also the season where I change my skin care routine because my skin tends to get dry on some parts of my body especially my on my legs. 

       I experienced dryness on lower parts or my legs that's why a I need a lotion or a cream that will make them hydrated and nourished so that it will not look scaly and dull. Most of my HG lotions doesn't concentrate on extremely dry skin or radiance boosting ingredients that's why when I saw this Celeteque Radiance Body Cream from Sample Room, without thinking twice I grabbed a sample. If I'm not mistaken, this is the first brightening/radiance cream that I've tried because most of the lotions that I use are whitening because I have fair uneven skin tone. So what's the difference of this lotion from the common whitening variant? I guess it's pretty obvious that it will really make the skin bright and radiant- the mirror like glow that we want to achieve because  glowing skin is healthy. Even though you're fair, morena or dark skinned, having a glowing skin looks refreshing and beautiful. So enough with the blabber and now let me share my thoughts on this product. Here it is, my review of Celeteque Body Radiance Cream from the brightening line. Click CONTINUE READING to know more about the product.
Celeteque Brightening Radiance Body Cream
CELETEQUE DermoScience™ Brightening Radiance Body Cream contains MultiBright Complex, a revolutionary fusion of seven plant extrancts that reduces melnin to help achieve fairer and even-toned skin. Its double sunscreen protection helps guard the skin agains UVA/UVB rays that cause skin darkening and premature aging.

Product Review: CarbTrim Iced Tea Mix Lemon Flavor

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

     Today, I decided to add another topic on my blog and it's about health and fitness wellness. A lot of my relatives and friends asked me why I lost so much weight after giving birth. Actually, this so called journey didn't started after pregnancy but during my high school years. I'm always on a diet ever since and to tell you honestly, I've tried different techniques on how to loose weight fast but the faster you loose weight, the more weight you will gain after that diet period. This is what they called as the rebound effect. So the best way to loose weight is through healthy lifestyle- balance nutrition and exercise. In my experience, diet supplements like fat burners, appetite suppressants, and the like just adds a little boost on losing or maintaining weight. I noticed that the obvious effects of slimming pills and coffees that I've tried before was just help me loose the water weight that I have. Since I don't value exercise before and I want to lose weight the easy way, my skin sagged and got stretch marks here and there. My skin also got a bit wrinkled because I lost so much water and become zombie like due to insomia- another negative effect of slimming pills, juices, and coffees. But not all slimming products in the market are alike. So as years pass by, more innovation about healthy lifestyle became available to health conscious individuals. As I've said earlier, we also need a "boost" to make our healthy lifestyle more achievable. In my honest opinion, there should always be a balance between diet and exercise and a little supplement that will help us achieve our goal. It's like drinking your daily vitamins and supplements. I think there's nothing wrong if we will incorporate healthy drinks in our meals and aside from that we get benefits that will help us achieve our fitness goals.

     Presenting CarbTrim,  a weight management solution that blocks up to 66% of carbs in the food you eat. This comes in a powdered iced tea form, available in two flavors: lemon and apple.
CarbTrim Iced Tea Mix Lemon Flavor
Based on research studies, white kidney bean extract may help reduce the absorption of dietary carbohydrates.

[CLOSED] Share Your Ingat Na Damangdama Stories!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

     Maalalahanin ang bawat Filipino. We use the phrase ingat ka, ha or mag-ingat ka to our friends, relatives and love ones every now and then. We always take into consideration their welfare especially if they will go to school, work and even if just outside the house to do errands. It's our nature to be thoughtful and considerate and to show how we care, we always use these phrases. 

     Aside from saying take care (ingat) so that we'll always be cautious with everyday living, we love being taken care of. Let's take for example our parents, they're the ones who worry too much if one member of the family is sick. They will do everything to take good care of us and make sure that we're in good condition before they let us go on our own. I will always remember how my mother take good care of me during those times that I'm sick. She will make sure that I eat the right kind of food and drink my medicines on time. I will never forget how my mother says ingat ka ha, kagagaling mo lang sa sakit from the time that I already recovered from my sickness.

     Now that I'm already a mom, I always want to make sure that I'm taking good care of my family. But there were times that I still get sick especially when I'm sleep deprived and stressed, bouts of headache always happen to me. If there's one thing that will make sure I'm well taken care of during those times that I suffer from nerve crackin headache, it's biogesic. It's the safest and the most reliable remedy for headache. I can't count the times how biogesic helped me with my headache. So whenever I feel my head throbbing, my husband will hand me a tablet of biogesic. Now I know that taking biogesic is like following my mother's advice and hearing her voice says ingat!


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Product Review: Celeteque Acne Spot Corrector Gel

Sunday, September 09, 2012

     Hello there loves! Hope you're all doing fine :D I'm excited to make this review because after two weeks of using religiously, I can attest to its effectiveness in combating those painful reddish pimple and dark spots or pimple marks. This is my first spot treatment to date since I just let a pimple or two subside by itself before. I have this bad habit of pricking those nasty zits on my cheeks and chin where they always pop out if the size is still the same after a week. I'm glad that after so many years of just letting pimples to come out of my face before and after my monthly period already found a solution.

     Thanks to Celeteque DermoScience for bringing this product line. Although I haven't tried the Acne Solutions line, I'm sure they will give good results if used consistently. I suffered from acne breakouts last month and I'm considering two spot corrector that time. Since Celeteque is a trusted brand when it comes to skin care that's dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic, I gave it a try and satisfied with the results. 

      I bought this Celeteque Acne Spot Correcting Gel three weeks ago and applied on existing cystic acne and new ones. Patience is a virtue, I'm not expecting this to make my pimple disappear overnight but in some cases or depending the size it can make a big difference on the size of a pimple after 12 hours. My son accidentally deleted the photo of my angry pimps that I wanted to show you- bummer! But I swear this product works!!! Now here's my take on Acne spot corrector gel, click read more to see my full review.

How Celeteque DernoScience ACNE SOLUTIONS Acne Spot Corrector Gel Works

~Uses beta hydroxy acid (BHA) combined with poly hydroxy acid (PHA), which aids in exfoliating dead skin cells and helps in diminishing pimples and other acne imperfections to achieve clear smooth skin.
~Contains Lilac leaf cell culture extract that helps reduce sebum production to prevent future acne breakouts. 
~Has a biotechnological complex that acts as a natural astringent and sebum control. 
~There is significant acne reduction by as much as 80% in just one day. 

Celeteque Acne Spot Corrector Gel
Handy dandy! Fits on my palm :D

Celeteque Acne Spot Corrector Gel
Thick gel consistency, a bit sticky but absorbs quickly

size: 5ml 

price: 169php (Around $4.00+)

place bought: Watsons, Sm Fairview

instructions for use:  After cleansing your skin, apply a thin layer on affected areas morning and night.

ingredients: Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Gluconolactone, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Laureth 7, Farnesol, Maltodextrin, Methylparaben, Sodium hydroxide, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) leaf oil, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) water, Disodium EDTA, Hamamelis viginiana (Witch hazel) extract, Sodium Metabisulfate, Syringa vulgaris (Lilac) leaf cell culture extract, Linalool, Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) seed extract, Faex (Yeast) extract, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Ethylparaben, Caffeine, Propylparaben, Biotin

Celeteque Acne Spot Corrector Gel

What I like:
  • The price- very affordable.
  • Comes in a handy tube that fits in my palm.
  • I can control the amount of product coming out of this nozzle type of tube.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Has a medicinal smell but tolerable.
  • There's a bit of stinging upon application, an indication that the product is working on the affected area.
  • Doesn't burn or peel the site where I applied it.
  • Reduced the size of my pimple after 12 hours and gone after 2-3 days.
  • Has batch, manufacturing and expiry date stamped on the box and the tube.

What I don't like:
  • Sometimes it's out of stock.

Will I repurchase? Yes! It's back-up worthy :D

Recommendations:
     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. If you have time, use it more than twice a day to speed up the healing process of your zits. Since I'm always at home I make sure to apply a thin layer three or four times a day depending on the size of my pimples. I'm happy that when I wake up the next day it reduced the swelling, redness and size. If there's a sign that a new pimple is coming out, I immediately apply this gel and voila! I can bid my pimples goodbye :D

     Do you use spot corrector treatment for your pimple? Any Celeteque users out there? 

Good Times!~

Product Review: Asian Secrets Bengkoang Soap with Olive Oil

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

     Hi dearies! How's your day?Mine's a bit stressful because my son is sick. It sucks big time when you see and feel that your loved one is in pain. My son's fever is on and off that's why I need to watch him even when he sleeps. I hope he'll get well soon. 

     Anyhoo, I will review today another product from Asian Secrets, its the Bengkoang Soap with Olive Oil variant. If you're a follower of my blog, I'm sure you know that I love organic soaps. Organic soaps form All Organics are staples in my skin care regimen. I've been using organic soaps more than a year now that's why I'm a bit hesitant to try other soaps because I know it can cause different kinds of reaction. I've learned that once you've found your HG you must stick to it but the curiosity in me strikes back and telling me to try this soap because of the Bengkoang, same as the Singkamas soap from All Organics that I'm also using and made a review here.

     Asian Secrets Bengkoang Indonesian Whitening Soap contains Bengkoang (Yam Bean Extract), a widely popular whitening ingredient in Indonesia that can be found in the islands of Sumatra and Java. It also contains Olive Oil to moisturize skin and protect it from dryness.
Asian Secrets Bengkoang Soap with Olive Oil
Asian Secrets Bengkoang Soap with Olive Oil
Asian Secrets Bengkoang Soap with Olive Oil
size: 100g

price: 70 php (Around $1.60)

place bought: Watson's Health and Beauty Store, Sm Fairview

instructions for use: Use soap to wash face and body. For maximum effect use it everyday.

ingredients: Oleamidoproryl Betaine, Tallow, Stearic Acid, Fragrance, Pachyrrhizus erosus (Yam Bean) Root Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Tetrasodium EDTA.

What I like:
  • I think the shape of the soap is unique.
  • Affordable for a 100g soap.
  • The soap is firm and doesn't melt easily.
  • It leaves my skin smooth and moisturized.
  • Manufacturing, batch and expiry date is printed on the box.
What I don't like:
  • I'm not a fan of the scent- reminds me of Irish Spring soaps that has a bit of masculine scent.
  • Haven't seen any whitening or lightening on blemishes that I have.
Will I repurchase? No, I just tried it out of curiosity and because of the raves that Asian Secrets Lulur scrub had.

Recommendation:
     I give this a 3.75/5 rating. It does the job well in cleansing without drying your skin. It doesn't melt easily so i think it's a plus factor for those who are on a budget. But again the scent for me is a bit strange. I like fruity and citrus-y scented soaps.

     Have you tried Asian Secrets' Soaps?What variant do you prefer? Thanks for sharing!


Good Times!~







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