OLAY Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturizer

July 15, 2017

I'm trying out a new moisturizer.


Benefits

  • Hydrates to regenerate volume & shape across skin's surface
  • Reduces the look of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Smoothes & brightens skin appearance
  • Helps restore skin elasticity with plumping hydration
  • PLUS: Firms skin over time

1 DAY: Reduces the appearance of lines, boosts hydration & brightens

2 WEEKS: Skin is noticeably firmer & skin elasticity is improved

4 WEEKS: Reduces the look of up to 10 years of wrinkles

Are you using this brand, too? What do you think? Leave me your feedback in the comments section below. Thank you.

New: Daily Vitamin Intake

July 8, 2017

1 One A Day Women's Formula


One A Day® Women’s is a complete multivitamin formulated with leading health concerns of women in mind such as key nutrients to support bone health, plus 100% of all 8 B-Vitamins, which help convert food to energy.

Description: 1. With 100% Daily Value of All 8 B-Vitamins, 2. Complete Multivitamin with More, 3. Does Not Contain Aspirin

Formulated to Support: Bone Strength, Heart Health, Immunity, Healthy Skin

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: One tablet
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin A (20% as beta-carotene)2500 IU50%
Vitamin C60 mg100%
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3)1000 IU250%
Vitamin E22.5 IU75%
Vitamin K25 mcg31%
Thiamin (B1)1.5 mg100%
Riboflavin (B2)1.7 mg100%
Niacin20 mg100%
Vitamin B62 mg100%
Folic Acid400 mcg100%
Vitamin B126 mcg100%
Biotin300 mcg100%
Pantothenic Acid10 mg100%
Calcium (elemental)500 mg50%
Iron18 mg100%
Iodine150 mcg100%
Zinc15 mg100%
Selenium20 mcg29%
Copper2 mg100%
Manganese2 mg100%
Chromium120 mcg100%


Myra 300-e by Unilab


dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Myra 300-e) provides antioxidant action that helps remove harmful free radicals and promote cell and tissue renewal of the skin, heart, lungs, muscles and liver. It maintains and improves stamina to keep you on the go all day!

Consider how dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Myra 300-e) helps the body:
 • Improves muscular performance
 • Improves circulation of the blood
 • Protects and revitalizes body cells
 • Makes you look young and feel young

National Bookstore Laking National Loyalty Card

July 1, 2017

If there's a mall nearby, my first thought would be if there is a National Bookstore inside. I can spend hours in this store. I don't just go to NBS for books but also for school supplies like pens, notebooks, notepads, highlighters and office supplies. I have claimed multiple e-purse points since owning a Laking National card. If you love books and is a reader, I recommend getting the Laking National loyalty card from National Bookstore.


BE A LAKING NATIONAL CARD MEMBER IN 3 EASY STEPS!
  1. Pay the One Hundred Pesos (P100.00) membership fee at any counter. Students may join for a discounted fee of Sixty Pesos (P60.00) with valid school ID. Membership fee will be waived upon presentation of single or accumulated receipts worth P5,000 from National Book Store within the past 12-months (not applicable for renewal). 
  2. Fill out the Membership Application Form and submit to the Customer Service Counter.
  3. Once the card is received, kindly affix your signature at the back of the card. You can start collecting points and receive special offers immediately. 
*Not valid for online application.

Track your usage here: https://www.nationalbookstore.com/lakingnational/

EARNING OF POINTS
  1. The Laking National Card (Card) must be presented upon payment to earn points. No Card, no points.
  2. Purchases earn one (1) point for every one peso (P1.00) spent at National Bookstore (NBS).
  3. The following purchases are not eligible to earn points: (1) items on discount (Cut Price, sale, markdown, coupons, employee, using Courtesy Card, etc.) (2) whole sale discount, (3) purchases from Ticket World, (4) mobile phone load, (5) purchases of NBS gift certificates, (6) purchases using ePurse, and (7) other items or services that NBS at its sole discretion, may exclude from earning points.
  4. Purchases using NBS and Sodexho Gift Certificates will earn points.
  5. Without prior notice, NBS reserves the right to (1) adjust the points earned per one peso (P1.00) purchase, (2) deduct appropriate number of points arising from corresponding transactions including but not limited to returned products. 
*Not valid for online purchases.


POINTS REDEMPTION
  1. The Laking National Card (Card) must be presented upon payment to earn points. No Card, no points.
  2. Purchases earn one (1) point for every one peso (P1.00) spent at National Bookstore (NBS).
  3. The following purchases are not eligible to earn points: (1) items on discount (Cut Price, sale, markdown, coupons, employee, using Courtesy Card, etc.) (2) whole sale discount, (3) purchases from Ticket World, (4) mobile phone load, (5) purchases of NBS gift certificates, (6) purchases using ePurse, and (7) other items or services that NBS at its sole discretion, may exclude from earning points.
  4. Purchases using NBS and Sodexho Gift Certificates will earn points.
  5. Without prior notice, NBS reserves the right to (1) adjust the points earned per one peso (P1.00) purchase, (2) deduct appropriate number of points arising from corresponding transactions including but not limited to returned products. 
*Not valid for online purchases.

EXPIRY AND RENEWAL 

  1. The Card is valid for three (3) years from the date of application/renewal, remains the property of NBS and is non-transferable.
  2. A renewal fee of One Hundred Pesos (P100.00) will be charged for Card renewal. Receipt for the renewal fee is valid for thirty days (30) from the date of payment and can only be used in the same branch where the payment was made. NBS reserves the right to change the renewal fee without prior notice.
  3. The old Card should be surrendered upon renewal at the Customer Service Counter. If the old card is not surrendered, the application will be considered as lost Card application and loss of points will be applied.
  4. All points and ePurse in the Card will be forfeited without prior notice thirty (30) days after the Card's expiry date.
Tweet me a photo of your NBS Laking National loyalty card at @Read Recently

When In Cebu: Stay in Hamersons Hotel Cebu

June 28, 2017

If you happen to be in Cebu, even for an overnight stay like myself, I recommend staying in Hamersons Hotel Cebu.


All rooms are equipped with LCD TVs, air conditioning, WiFi and a hot and cold shower. Some selected rooms include a Mini Bar.


The standard room where I stayed was clean and comfortable. All room amenities that you expect in the room is all in there. For standard room, double occupancy, the rate is at Php1,650 net. (Prices are subject to change so please check with the Hotel).


The breakfast the next morning was delicious. I chose Filipino style breakfast with Bangus. Love!

Unfortunately, the Hotel's business center was not working properly. I had documents to print out and was told the printer was not working. Oh well! Going paperless is always a good thing.

Hamersons Hotel Cebu is in the center of the city where most public transportation is accessible. It is located in 0337 Don Mariano Cui Street (along Chong Hua Hospital going to NBI). Visit the website here.

Back To School #OOTD And OPPO F3

June 10, 2017

School is cool and can indeed be stressful. Here's some tips to get you through the school year.

Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.

Don't wait for tomorrow to do things that matter especially when it comes to school. This way you avoid cramming and rushing to finish a project or school paper. Do that advance reading too even if it's just 2-3 pages in advance reading.

Plan, plan, plan.

Don't just plan for homework, major exams or school activities. Schedule down time or chill time, too. All work no play, makes one a dull girl.

Make sure tools are readily available.

Books, cute school supplies, watch to keep the time, versatile school bag, etc. Knowing you have everything you need makes it easier to succeed in school. Because college life can be hectic, having a trusted phone like the new OPPO F3 does not hurt, too. 

Be healthy always.

Get your boost of happiness by exercising, get at least 8 hours of sleep, drink at least 8 glasses of water, eat healthy and don't forget to take your vitamins. The "Work hard, play hard" should not be in your vocabulary while you are still studying and living from your parents hard earned money.

Be a stand out personality in school.

You don't have to be the girl with all the latest fashion, or the one with the most expensive outfit and gadgets. You can dress comfortably, classic and chic but have a smile ready at all times. Say "Hi!" to random kids in school because they might be going through rough times. Involve yourself in school activities, too. It's all about the balance.


For school, I prefer to dress comfortably, classy and chic.

OOTD Colors: Black and Blue

Esprit blue jeans, blue Le Pliage Long Handle Longchamp Tote, black Charles & Keith flats, black geometric IORA top and silver men's Fossil watch.


Manulife Pinoy Protect Plan

May 13, 2017

Pinoy Protect Plan is an affordable group one-year term plan that offers comprehensive life protection benefits for one year. 
Benefits:
For as low as Php 600 a year, you will get one year life protection with additional accidental and total & permanent disability benefits.
Benefits
Plan 1
Plan 2
Plan 3
Accidental death & dismemberment
150,000
250,000
500,000
Death
10,000
20,000
30,000
Today and permanent disability
30,000
50,000
75,000
Burial
10,000
20,000
30,000
Annual Gross Premium
600
1,000
1,500

Where to purchase it?
For more information, call Manulife Customer Care at (02) 884-7000, Mondays through Fridays (except holidays) from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. You may also send your inquiries through phcustomercare@manulife.com.

3 Cleansing Wipes in the Philippines

April 17, 2017

Here are three cleansing wipes that my family recently bought. Each cleansing cloths vary in prices from expensive to affordable.


Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

This 99.1% natural cleansing towelettes is infused with white tea extract and other botanical extracts . It helps remove makeup, cleanse and tone in one easy step. The pack contains 30 pre-moistened towelettes.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths

This cleansing cloth is soft and gentle formulated for sensitive skin. It thoroughly removes dirt and makeup without irritation and stripping the skin. The pack contains 25 disposable cloths.

Kleenex Aqua Hand & Face Moist Wipes

This moist wipes are infused with natural tea tree extract, natural moisturizers including aloe and vitamin E and pH balanced solution. Hypoallergenic and safe for children. This travel pack contains 10 moist sheets.

What's your preferred everyday cleansing cloths? Leave your recommendations in the comments below. Thank you!

Get SM Rewards Card & AIG Insurance Converage

February 21, 2017

One of the benefit in getting an SM rewards card or SMAC is the ability to opt-in to a comprehensive personal accident insurance with their partner, AIG Insurance.

For SMAC holders, get a one year AIG Comprehensive Personal Accident Insurance program for only 20 SMAC points.
  • 24-hour coverage, 365 days a year worldwide
  • Accidental Death or Disability Benefit
  • Unprovoked Murder and Assault Coverage
  • Accidental Burial Expense Reimbursement 
*You must be aged 18 to 70 years old to be eligible to the program.

UPDATED: May 12, 2017


SM Prestige Cardholder, get a one year AIG Personal Accident and Travel Insurance program for only 40 SM Prestige points.
  • Up to P150,000 Upgraded Comprehensive Personal Accident Insurance: Grants cash benefits for losses caused by death or injury due to accident for one year.
  • Up to P2,500,000 Upgraded Travel Personal Accident Insurance: Provides coverage to members travelling anywhere outside the Philippines up to a maximum of 15 days
  • Travel Inconvenience Benefit: Up to a maximum of 15 days each time the insured travels within one year of enrollment
  • Reimbursement for Loss/Damage to Baggage up to P20,000 while travelling outside the Philippines
  • Medical Expense Reimbursement up to P5,000 for reasonable and customary expenses incurred due to sickness and accidents suffered while travelling
  • Reimbursement up to P1,000 for every 12-Hour Flight Delay
  • Reimbursement up to P1,000 for every 12-Hour Luggage Delay
  • 24-Hour Emergency Hotline Access while travelling - Just call (632) 8781280 (Philippines) or (603) 27725672 (Malaysia) 

*You must be aged 18 to 70 years old to be eligible to the program. *Review and consideration of members’ eligibility is done every 15th of each month. Effectivity commences on the 16th of the same month.

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 Refrigerator

January 23, 2017

I love Samsung's latest innovation, the Samsung Family Hub 2.0 Refrigerator! The next generation refrigerator, building upon Family Hub 1.0 which was introduced to wide acclaim last year.


Photo Credit: Jebiga

Key Enhancements: 
  • Users can determine which food items need to be replenished through the internal View Inside cameras. 
  • Images of those items can then be added to the shopping list feature, and conveniently ordered through the Groceries by MasterCard app. 
  • In addition, the Recipe app, powered by AllRecipes, features recipe readout and enlarged text to make it easier for users to multi-task in the kitchen as well as access recipe content from diverse countries around the world.
  • An entirely new and easy-to-use interface has been developed to enable family members to create their own profiles using avatars or their own personal pictures.
  • With the 21.5-inch LED touchscreen serving as an interactive digital bulletin board, family members can then, through their profiles and the Family Hub app on their smartphone, share photos, access updated calendars, handwrite memos in real time, and post memos from wherever they may be.
  • Users can issue voice commands to learn the weather and time, add products to shopping lists and order groceries online, manage to-do- lists as well as calendar schedules, in addition to controlling various other apps.
  • Samsung is also collaborating closely with partners including Grubhub, Nomiku, Glympse, Ring, Spotify, and iHeartRadio.
  • E-Commerce grocery shopping capabilities from grocers like EATALY and LiDL are bringing more convenience to European consumers, and Morning Brief news content provides relevant news from Upday for users in Europe, NPR for users in the US, and Kakao for those in Korea.

Considering a home appliance upgrade? How much do you think this piece of technology costs in Philippines Peso? Get Samsung Family Hub 2.0 Refrigerator on your bucketlist! 
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