Sunday, June 28, 2015

Review: Olay body washes and soaps

This post is brought to you by Olay.

My friends know I'm not the body lotion type. One, it feels sticky. Two, by the time I step out of the shower, I'm running about, conquering the world! So those few minutes applying lotion, I use on applying myself to my fabulously full life!!!

That doesn't mean I don't need lotion. My feet and knees need extra TLC, to be very honest, so I really ought to take a few minutes to rub a rich cream on those parts. But the rest of me, thankfully enough, doesn't need lotion anymore because I use ultra moisturizing products in the shower. Ladies, meet my shower friends:

This may be a sponsored post but the review is honest. I've been using Olay body washes and soaps for years. I've tried a LOT of shower gels and body washes (so, yes, there are weeks I skip using Olay) but my favorite is still Olay. In fact, many skincare brands send me tons of shower stuff but it's Olay I go back to, I stock up on, and still use.

Intense moisture, hydrating moisture, deep moisture!
I smell so mayaman when I use this! Heehee.

Here are my reasons:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Biscoff giveaway!!!

Because I announced the new Lotus Biscoff Speculoos flavor of Dairy Queen last weekend, I'm getting free Biscoff for me and free Biscoff for... MY READERS!!!


Here's how to win:



3. SHARE the Dairy Queen Speculoos Blizzard poster on Facebook. Here's the pic to share: DQ Biscoff poster

4. Then invite five of your friends (make sure to tag them!) to try DQ Speculoos Blizzard. Remember to set the post to public so Fly Ace Corp. and I can see. 

5. Leave a comment on the blog with your name and the link to your Facebook post.  

That's it!

Contest will be from June 24 to June 30. I will pick six (6) winners who will win a special gift pack from Lotus Biscoff. Winners will be notified via email on July 3. Join na! Good luck!

CONTEST IS CLOSED.

Congratulations to:

  1. Mary Louise Sanchez
  2. Jeda Gonzales
  3. Lynne Agapin
  4. Carol Chan
  5. Emilie Canapi Prades Udasco
  6. Annie Castillo


Valid for Metro Manila residents only who can claim in the Fly Ace Corporate Center office: 7/F Fly Ace Corporate Center, 13 Coral Way, Central Business Park, Pasay City, from July 3 to July 31 only, Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm. 

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Biscoff Speculoos + Dairy Queen = LOVE!

This lazy Saturday morning, I was absently browsing my emails and I got this in my inbox today and I immediately sat up and napaluwa ang mata ko from their sockets. Two of my favorite things just got married!!!

Well, having an affair lang pala because this pairing is only available for a limited time!!!

My favorite bread spread of all time (my husband Vince calls it my drugs) Lotus Biscoff and my sentimental dessert (there's a Dairy Queen in St. Luke's Global City so my prenatal visits, our pedia visits and every time I gave birth, we all enjoyed a DQ!) joined together to create two delicious desserts:

The Dairy Queen Blizzard Cake in Lotus Biscoff flavor
To celebrate Father's Day, the Lotus Biscoff caramelized biscuit was combined with Dairy Queen’s Blizzard Cake for a cool (pun intended!) cake that will go perfectly with his coffee. Surprise the fathers of your life (well, the ones without diabetes! My father and my father-in-law both have diabetes so nope, they won't get this cake. Sorry, Papa Jules and Daddy Mon!) with this limited edition treat. The Dairy Queen’s Father's Day Speculoos Blizzard Cake is only available till tomorrow, June 21, 2015!

The Lotus Speculoos Blizzard
Until July 2, you can get to taste the special flavor of Lotus Speculoos Blizzard. It features the caramel taste and crunchy texture of Biscoff cookies together with the sweet and creamy Lotus Biscoff Spread. And just like all Blizzards, this flavor will also be super thick and creamy that it will be served upside-down and it will still defy gravity!

Both are available in your favorite Dairy Queen stores nationwide! We're definitely getting a Lotus Speculoos Blizzard this week with the boys. Hope to bump into you, dear readers!

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Thursday, June 04, 2015

The most stressful 15 minutes of this week

The last 15 minutes of Game of Thrones this week was the most stressful 15 minutes of my life this week. I think I almost died.

So watching the behind-the-scenes clip kinda takes out the horror.



"Row faster!!!" Vince told Jon Snow.

"They're not even rowing!!!" I yelled in terror.

I can't even. I think I'll have nightmares forever.

I can't wait for the next episode!!!

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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

OOTD: Mango on me and my boys

This post is brought to you by Mango Kids.

When I had sons, I felt a little relieved that I won't have to become a gajillionaire to buy them clothes. I mean, they're boys. I don't need them to be fashionistas. I mean, it would be different if I had girls. I'd be buying my little girl a new outfit with matching shoes every week!!!

Boys are less pressure, style-wise. Boys are easy. And then I found Mango Kids. And then I decided I want to be mother-and-son cute with my boys! And then you have to check out these outfits I put together!!!
Vito is all about Batman these days, so he super loved this shirt. He also likes the black shorts because Batman equals black and so Vito loves everything black now, too.

We're both in gray tees and black bottoms! I like the tuxedo trousers. Very slimming! The formality of it strikes a balance with the message tee.

And I matched the coral handbag with the orange border of Vito's "Batman Crime Fighter" shirt.
On me: Message shirt with "I want to be your favorite hello, and hardest goodbye" design, Mango Basics Denims & Tees, P795; Black slim trousers, Mango Basics, P1,250; Pearl and studs necklace, Mango, P995; Coral handbag, Mango, P2,950. On Vito: Batman Crime Fighter shirt, Mango Kids x Batman, P795; Black shorts, Mango Kids, P1,450

Monday, June 01, 2015

We found our dream home... in Tagaytay

First, I need to say that my husband and I are very happy living in our condo. We're so happy here that nothing has moved us to move to anywhere else. Until we found this video from some blog link which was from a home magazine link and then now we can't stop thinking about it!



Yes, because of this video, we want to live in Tagô at Tagaytay!!!

Though at first we were wowed by the larger Ara-al design, it's the humbler Adobe house that Vince and I fell in love with. We love everything about it! Even the weird fact that they put the master's bedroom outside the house. To us, we just thought we'd convert that to our office!

Since we're writers as well as parents, it's become increasingly clear to us that we love working from home because we're with the kids 24/7 and yet we desperately need a separate space for our work. And by separate, we mean a space that isn't just set apart by a closed door. We really need to physically go out of our house and go to another building! Adobe's strange plan of placing the master's bedroom apart from the main house solves that! It's so brilliant!

The master bedroom is OUTSIDE the house. Crazy. We love it!
Since we have boys, they can all share one room upstairs
while Vince and I stay in another.

We are obsessed with Tagô. We want to live there one day. Ang mahal lang grabe. Mga 20M for such a small house in the province! And pre-selling pa yata ang price na yan huhuhu. Well, Mañosa raw kasi.

We can totally see ourselves living in Tagaytay. We don't need to live here in the capital because Vince and I both work from home. For school, there's Xavier in Nuvali. The climate is cool, the vegetables are fresh, the air is fresh! The more we think about it, the more we want to up and go!

Sigh. Just when we thought all our dreams had come true, here comes a new one. Work work work again!

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