Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Colgate Baby and Kids Free From Toothpaste

If you're a Mom like me, you know that getting the right toothbrush and toothpaste for baby is very important. It's important because it will set the tone for their oral hygiene and it matters because we don't want to traumatize our baby the first time they get to brush their teeny tiny pearly whites. We also don't want them to swallow the toothpaste but we know that this will definitely happen.

With Khali, I wanna make sure that he will enjoy his first bout with a toothpaste and toothbrush. This is why I chose Colgate Baby and Kids Free from Toothpaste.

This has no artificial flavoring or preservatives so it's safe in case baby swallowsthe toothpaste. The toothbrush itself also serves as a teether.

The Baby Toothpaste is Fluoride-free, 0% artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and colors.

The Baby Toothbrush is BPA-Free, 100% Food Grade Silicone, that acts as a teether which Khali will definitely love as he is now on that stage where he eats anything he can get his hands on.

The best part? You can get the Colgate Baby Toothbrush, Colgate Free From 0-2 Toothpaste, and the Colgate Free From 3-5 Toothpaste from Shopee. No need to leave the house, just download the Shopee App from Google Play or the App Store.

Friday, June 26, 2020

BIG discounts on Mentos Products via Shopee on July 14

Staying fresh has never been this easy and affordable. On July 14, Mentos will be having a sale via their online shop on Shopee so you can hoard as many Mentos products as you want.

Mentos has 4 items that are going to be on sale.

Regular Price is currently at Php146 while the discounted price will be at Php124.

Regular Price at Php 86; Discounted Price at Php 64

This will be at 50% off.

My family and I are very excited to get our hands on this. It's also an added treat because the 14th of July is B's birthday so this will be an added gift because B loves the strawberry flavor of the Soda Kick.

Mentos is one of those brands that I grew up with and I'm glad that my son gets to enjoy these as well. Stay fresh. Stay connected with Mentos.

Download the Shopee app on Google Play and App Store so you can stay fresh and stay connected all the time with Mentos.

Don't miss the Havaianas Slippers Best Sale Ever on Shopee!

One of the things that most people often overlook are slippers. Slippers are very important because they are our companion when we are walking or even when we're just relaxing at home. They matter and they need to be comfortable which is why I prefer Havaianas.

Havaianas comes in a wide range of colors, styles, and silhouettes which is perfect for Moms like me because I have too many hats to play and I need a wide array of choices. Recognized all over the world, Havaianas take you from beach to street, and can be worn confidently on any occasion, with almost any outfit.

The flip-flops can be worn all day long without sacrificing comfort and quality. More than just flip-flops, Havaianas is about experiencing life more colorfully, with confidence, and unabashed self expression.

Since we're still not able to go out, I'm just really glad that Havaianas has an official shop on Shopee and I can purchase my favorite flip flops online. The best part is this 7.7, I can get up to 40% and even avail of FREE SHIPPING. Now that's a lot of pesoses saved.

On my list would be the Pastel Pink slippers, the Purple one, and the Mickey Mouse because it's too cute! Make sure to dowload Shopee app on Google Play or App store so you can get your hands on these goodies too.

Monday, June 22, 2020

ASUS ExpertBook B9 and ProArt StudioBook Series is now available in the Philippines

Last September 2019, ASUS Philippines officially launched the ASUS Expert Series, a new, modern take on the business line-up of products that includes business desktops, laptops, Chromebooks and All-in-One PCs. Today, ASUS Expert Series and ProArt StudioBook Series continues to bring its commitment to deliver world class business solutions to its users.

George Su, Country Manager of ASUS Philippines, shares “We would like to give the best user experience to our clients, that is why, we bring you the latest addition to our business line-up, the premium ASUS ExpertBook B9, the world’s lightest 14 inch business laptop, ASUS ProArt StudioBook One, the worldʹs most graphically-powerful laptop with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 graphics, ASUS ProArt StudioBook X, the first laptop to combine powerful NVIDIA Quadro graphics and ASUS ScreenPad 2.0 and the rest of the incredible ASUS ProArt StudioBook line-up; the ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15 and 17, ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 and Pro 17 are all designed to meet the demands of the modern content creator, and can help you work and create, anytime, anywhere especially with the new normal set-up for work and businesses”.

ASUS ExpertBook B9 (B9450)

 The new ExpertBook series maintains the professional and reliable features of ASUSPRO products, but adds more innovation, style, and flexibility to the DNA to meet the requirements of modern businesses.

Weighing in at just 870 grams (for the 33WHr variant) with a 14.9mm-thin profile, the new ASUS ExpertBook B9 is the world’s lightest business laptop. A frameless four-sided NanoEdge display means the ASUS ExpertBook B9’s 14-inch panel fits into a standard 13-inch laptop chassis with an astounding 94% screen-to-body ratio. Even with its small form factor, expect uninterrupted performance on the ASUS ExpertBook B9 with long-lasting battery life delivering up to an impressive 24 hours of runtime (for the 66WHr variant) to get through the work day and more, with extra comfort features like the ErgoLift hinge for an improved typing experience, built-in Amazon Alexa support, and a Harman Kardon-optimized audio system.

Designed for business professionals, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 delivers top-tier performance thanks to its up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, dual-storage design with two ultrafast 2TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSDs, and up to 16GB of RAM next-gen connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). Stay prepared for any business scenario with full range of input/output options including two Thunderbolt™ 3 and HDMI ports and an exclusive ASUS NumberPad 2.0 built into the touchpad for fast data entry. In addition to being built to last with military-grade durability, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 takes security seriously with an integrated Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip to keep business-critical data safe, while a built-in IR camera allows for biometric logins for personal privacy. To safeguard personal privacy and business information against malicious hackers, ASUS ExpertBook B9 also has an integrated privacy shield that simply slides over the webcam for privacy.

Certified by Intel’s Project Athena, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 is part of an innovation program that establishes standards for consistent responsiveness away from wall power, a demanding baseline for battery life, the availability of comprehensive connectivity, and a drive for sleek form factors. As a result, ASUS ExpertBook B9 is engineered for mobile performance, fast connectivity, unmatched reliability, and rock-solid security.

Built for on-the-go business professionals

With its unique Star Black finish, the new ASUS ExpertBook B9 has an understated but sleek aesthetic. Housed in a chassis milled from magnesium-lithium alloy, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 is tougher yet more lightweight than previous magnesium-alloy models, with a 14.9mm thin profile and weighing in at a mere 870 grams. A 14-inch screen with a frameless NanoEdge display provides a more immersive viewing experience and a compact, 13-inch class footprint.

Other thoughtful design touches include the ErgoLift hinge for more comfortable typing sessions, four omnidirectional far-field microphones that feature noise cancellation for videoconferencing, IR camera covers, and a light bar on the front of the laptop that activates when using built-in support for Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa. The ASUS ExpertBook B9’s sound system is also optimized by Harman Kardon, with down-firing speakers that benefit from signal processing to make adaptive adjustments over time, improving clarity and filtering out noise. For data-intensive workloads, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 is also the first business laptop to include the exclusive ASUS NumberPad 2.0 technology, an LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad.

Top-tier performance

The ASUS ExpertBook B9 gets its performance chops from its 10th generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory, as many as two 2TB M.2 SSDs in its dual PCIe 3.0 x4 slots, and next-gen Wi-Fi 6 networking.

When at a desk, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 makes it easy to increase productivity via support for an external monitor through the full-sized HDMI port on the laptop’s left side. Two adjacent Thunderbolt 3 ports support display connectivity as well, along with fast-charging and external storage. There’s even an Ethernet interface, accessible through a physical micro-HDMI port, on the same edge, for workplaces that require a wired connection for IT management or simply for situations in which wireless network connections are weaker. Over on the right side, users get one USB 3.1 Gen 2 port and a 3.5mm jack for audio.

Professional-grade durability and security

The ASUS ExpertBook B9 is equipped with robust military-grade durability, surviving numerous MIL-STD-810G laboratory procedures including drop tests, shock tests, vibration tests, high temperatures, low temperatures, days of 95% humidity, and hours of sand and dust exposure. Pairing a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip, a webcam shield and a built-in IR camera for safe biometric logins, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 offers rock solid security to help users safeguard business data and maintain personal privacy.

ASUS ExpertBook B9 is thoroughly prepared for a full day’s work, with the two-cell, 33Wh battery offering up to 12 hours of productivity, while the 66Wh battery model lasts as long as 24 hours under the same workload. Fast-charging support brings either battery option up to 60% of maximum capacity in just 39 minutes

ASUS ProArt StudioBook One

Worldʹs most graphically powerful laptop – first and only RTX 6000 laptop

To date, ASUS ProArt StudioBook One is the only laptop to feature NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 graphics with 24GB of VRAM, and comes with a 9th generation Intel Core i9 processor. This gives it a level of performance thatʹs perfect for those working in virtual production, real time 8K video editing, data analytics, CAD design and simulation, and other data intensive workloads.

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPU provides more CUDA, RT, and Tensor cores to enable real time viewing of environmental shading and light effects, with ultrasmooth and ultrafast rendering of animations, effortless video editing, and efficient data crunching.

True to life colors

The 4K UHD PANTONE Validated display on ASUS ProArt StudioBook One is truly amazing, boasting edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that sits flush with the bezels. Its 84% screen-to-body ratio provides immersive visuals, while the wide 100% Adobe RGB color gamut and Delta E value of less than 1.0 ensure exceptional color reproduction and accuracy.

Clever thermal design

ASUS ProArt StudioBook One has a powerful cooling system featuring a lightweight, aerospace grade titanium-alloy thermal module designed to optimize inlet and exhaust flow. All heat generating components, including the CPU, GPU, and thermal systems are located in the lid to ensure comfortable use, even when placed on the user’s lap. When the laptop is opened, the outer cover of the lid opens automatically by 4.57° to aid cooling.

ProArt StudioBook Pro X

Always up to the task

ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X delivers extreme performance, with professional‑grade NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics to allow users to edit and render multilayered files easily, and 9th Generation Intel Xeon or Intel Core i7 hexa-core processors to handle complex, multithreaded applications.

The Quadro RTX GPU provides users with more CUDA, RT and Tensor cores, enabling real-time viewing of environmental shading and lighting effects, ultra-smooth and ultrafast rendering of animations, and effortless 8K video editing on the go.

For storage, a CPU-attached RAID 0 ensures the fastest possible performance, supporting speeds of up to 6 GB/s compared to the 4 GB/s of typical SSDs. The RAID 0 setup spreads data across multiple drives to enhance data read/write performance, so the system and apps boot up in an instant. In addition, StudioBook Pro X has a 2.5‑inch SSD for even more storage space for large files, images and videos.


True‑to‑life colors

ProArt StudioBook Pro X is also the first Quadro laptop to feature the four‑sided ASUS NanoEdge display with a 92% screen‑to‑body ratio. The 16:10 aspect, PANTONE® Validated panel provides 25% more onscreen working area compared to a standard 16:9 aspect ratio display, so itʹs able to accommodate the top and bottom toolbars found on most creative apps. Together with a wide 97% DCI‑P3 color gamut and Delta‑E color accuracy of less than 1.5, users are guaranteed immersive visuals and exceptional colors.


Streamlined workflows

ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X is the first in the series to feature ASUS ScreenPad 2.0. This interactive secondary touchscreen upgrades the traditional laptop experience, providing users with an intuitive smartphone-like interface on which they can easily manage tasks and create their own seamless multitasking creative workflows. Toolbars and reference files can be moved down to ScreenPad, allowing for more usable screen area on the display, while keeping the necessary tools and functions in view.

ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X includes a collection of handy ASUS utilities to boost productivity: The Quick Key enables one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, Handwriting enables natural text input, and the Number Key enables rapid data entry.


Connectivity to suit any setup

ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X can support up to three external displays via its HDMI 2.0 and two USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports with Thunderbolt™ 3 support. This version of Thunderbolt 3 utilizes Intel’s latest Titan Ridge JHL7340 controller, which is compatible with DisplayPort 1.4, and allows output to supported 8K displays. These ports are joined by three USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, so there’s plenty of connectivity for thumb drives, external storage and peripherals without the need for USB hubs.

With faster-than-wired speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps — three times as fast as 802.11ac — the dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) delivers speedy large-file transfers, with greater range and more stable network connections. In addition, ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X features gigabit Ethernet, and a high-speed SD card reader (SD 4.0 / UHS-II) for memory cards.

ISV Certified – ASUS ProArt StudioBook One and ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X

For creatives, software is key. That’s why ASUS tests and invests in comprehensive Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certification processes to ensure users enjoy the very best experience with professional software applications.

ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 (W500) and StudioBook 15 (H500)

Unrivaled performance for content creators

ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 features NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q graphics, while ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15 has GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. Though they cater to different types of creators, both models deliver exceptional performance, easily tackling graphics intensive tasks such as 3D rendering, video editing and content creation. ASUS ProArt StudioBook laptops powered by NVIDIA Quadro RTX or GeForce RTX graphics ensure photo realistic visuals thanks to real time ray tracing. AI Up-Res software intelligently increases the resolution of an image to produce higher-quality images than is possible with other techniques.

The 9th generation Intel Core i7 processors that power ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 and ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15 deliver incredibly smooth and responsive multitasking performance to take mobile computing to the next level.     

A comprehensive cooling system employs a mix of hardware and software to ensure optimal cooling. Six heat pipes draw heat away from the CPU and GPU, while four heat sinks — each featuring 205 ultrathin copper fins — dissipate heat efficiently. A special anti dust tunnel keeps the heat sinks free from debris, while fans with specially designed intake shrouds and 83 liquid crystal polymer blades blow warm air out of the chassis.

Exceptional colors and crisp visuals

Artists, photographers, and designers will appreciate the PANTONE Validated display with its 100% Adobe RGB color space and Delta E < 1.5 color accuracy. Delta E measures the amount of change in the visual perception of two colors, and a low value such as 1.5 is essential for creative professionals as it ensures that colors seen onscreen are as true to life as possible. The 4K UHD panels used in ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 and ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15 deliver four times the resolution of FHD for crisper, more detailed imagery. In addition, color-calibration technology automatically adjusts display brightness and settings.

ISV certification and superfast connectivity

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q in ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 is ISV certified, ensuring it works as expected with professional applications from the worldʹs leading software providers like Adobe and Autodesk.

ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 and ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15 also feature Intel Wi-Fi 6 for faster than wired speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps for smooth streaming of 4K UHD videos and ultrafast large file transfers.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Hodai Resto PH offers Family Set

If you still don't know what to get Dad this Father's Day, fret no more. Hodai is currently offering a discounted rate for the Family Set of samgyupsal.

Hodai understands that Father's deserve the best and Mother's at times just don't have the energy to cook and prep meals. This way, everyone wins. The Dads get an awesome meal while the Moms can sit back and enjoy as well.

This is what you can expect.

I think that for the price, this is more than enough. It's filling and definitely a win for any Dad's stomach. I can't wait to try this out myself.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Fat Ninja Frozen Katsu

Sometimes, you just want a hot bowl of rice, katsudon on top, and your favorite sauce to cap a really stressful day. We may not be going to the office but there's still a lot of things that can stress a Momma at home and we all deserve a break from the kitchen now and then but still be able to provide a hearty meal for our family.

So, what's a Mom gotta do? Order Frozen Katsu of course.

I've heard about Fat Ninja and a few friends recommended it. I was initially apprehensive because I am super fond of my Katsudon. However, I bit the bullet and finally gave it a go.

This one is so easy to cook. You can literally take it out of the packaging and just deep fry.

Make sure that the katsu is really immersed and do this for 8 minutes under low heat.

It should look like this.

I love that they also have the two different sauce for rice and the meat.

I am so happy with this. It felt like I was eating at my favorite Japanese restaurant. LEGIT! Definitely making this a part of my monthly budget.

You can order from them by clicking on the links below.

Fat Ninja Easy Fry Katsu 295
Sauce 180

Importance of Refueling Mind, Body and Soul

So you think "me time" and "self care" don't matter?

If I told you that you needed to drive your car nonstop cross the United States, no fuel stops, what would you say? Impossible – why…because our cars were not built to go that far without stopping for fuel. 

So why is it a surprise that we humans are not meant to work and think nonstop? 

Unfortunately, fuel is too obvious of an answer. When we run out of fuel, much like a car, we simply stop. So, fueling our bodies is important and a topic I will address shortly. But first I’ll address our mental health.

A more subtle analogy to mental health is the oil in the car. As we drive, we eventually begin to breakdown the oil, and over time that oil becomes less effective. If we don’t heed the car’s warnings, our engine is forced to run with low or no oil and will literally burn out – it will overheat and stop working.

Similar to low oil in a car, mental exhaustion can cause you to burnout. This is a result of placing demands beyond what our bodies were meant to sustain.

What are ways to keep our minds properly lubricated, and to replenish ourselves so we prevent burnout?

First – our minds are constantly being fed data. That data must be processed as we look for meaning and patterns. We draw conclusions and beliefs by the constant scanning of data.  Those conclusions and beliefs are the basis of how we respond to life. 

This pandemic has been a tsunami of new information. We want to synthesize and draw conclusions because that is how our brains are wired. When we get new data that amends or even contradicts earlier data, it creates conflict. Resolving that mental conflict so that we can make good decisions is important. We do this by creating distance between the data.

Time is often a great distance creator. We need to slow down the pace in order to get our needed space to think, to put things into perspective.

How do we slow down the pace?

1. Stop consuming information nonstop.
2. Recognize that information is not timeless. Information is bound by what is known at the time. We are wired to make meaning, and from that meaning draw conclusions. But that may not be possible and conclusions we may make are not timeless.
3. Calm your mind through intentional practices. Meditation is something often discussed but seldom practiced by many.
4. Think about something else – give your mind something else to think about other than the pandemic.  It would be preferable to think about something that is energizing and uplifting. 

Practicing these steps can help you be more intentional on how you consume, analyze and act on data. Unfortunately, sometimes we are uncertain of the actions we must take and that can cause anxiety.

The 6 “Rs” That Can Help You Deal With Anxiety

Uncertainty is caused by not having the ability to predict what will be happening. And although we deal with uncertainty every minute of our lives, as we really don’t know what will happen the very next minute, we are comforted by the repeated patterns in our lives.

We call these patterns routines. You wake up every day for work at the same time. You exercise at a certain time. You eat dinner at the same time. We find comfort in our routines because we have certainty in what and when something will happen. Dealing with uncertainty can be stressful, even anxiety provoking. Over a prolonged period, it may result in mental exhaustion or even burnout. This pandemic has taken away a lot of our routines.

Many of us are not able to go to the workplace, we are not able to go out to the places we used to go, see the people we used to see. However, there are some things that are still predictable, and we can also create a routine that will help us manage uncertainty.

I have been a big proponent of not just routines but rest – physical rest as well as mental rest from the overconsumption of media and the thirst for having to have an answer. But I am also a proponent of recreation – going out and getting active as well as doing something that brings you joy.

And of course, to calm the mind we have the opportunity to practice relaxation techniques that help us tremendously as well as give us the ability to reframe – provide a different perspective on events, data and perhaps discover new beliefs that might be more helpful and energizing.

We also can’t forget that relationships are critical as we need one another to help put things in perspective and the encouragement that comes with knowing we are not experiencing life alone. And finally, the important aspect of reframing. 

This is what I will address through how we change our Mindset below.

Adjusting Your Mindset

Another way we can look at how to deal with stress and anxiety is to take a more long-term approach by developing practices that provide us resilience when faced with life’s challenges. 

Resilience is this ability to move through adversity in a way that is healthy and effective. It assumes that adversity will occur but provides a buffer to reduce its impact. Everything that we spoke about concerning ways to reduce stress is applicable but there are Five specific ways of thinking that are extremely powerful. If we were to practice these attitudinal mindsets, we can buffer ourselves from mental exhaustion and burnout.

1. A mindset of gratitude - So easy to say, so hard to do. Gratitude is a mindset that searches for and recognizes the things that we can be grateful for. The practice of gratitude energizes us and helps us in times of adversity.

2. A mindset of confidence - This is more than “the little engine that could.” It is also a mindset that is based on a belief that we are capable of taking the action needed to accomplish what is needed in the face of adversity. Confidence inspires hope.

3. A mindset of meaning and purpose - This is the mindset that my life has meaning and value and purpose. It is also a mindset that my actions have purpose and thus I must take action to continue on despite setbacks and difficulty. 

4.  A mindset of connectedness - This is the mindset that I do not have to do this alone and in fact should not have to. That we are not alone and there are many who are on this journey, and together, we can overcome.

5. A mindset of positivity - This is not a glass is half full orientation although that can be helpful. It is a mindset that is nourished by the benefit of positive emotions that often come from gratitude, purpose, and connectedness. It is both a result, as well as a mindset, as we recognize that we need to have a life enriched with positive thoughts to help buffer us in times of adversity.

And Finally, Fueling our Bodies

As mentioned in the car analogy above, our bodies, like the car, need fuel. But we need fuel that helps our overall health. We must consume important sources of nutrients to fuel our cells to do what they were designed to do. This involves a host of nutrients found in a healthy diet, that unfortunately we often fail to consume. The diets of many people around the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) deliver less than recommended amounts of magnesium and vitamins A, C, D, and E. We should think about nutrient needs and meeting nutrient gaps to fuel our bodies.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Get some MOMMALOVE® Lactation Milk Drink with Malunggay from Shopee

Father's Day may be looming but it's the Moms that are getting some love this Friday, June 19, with 15% on select MommaLove items from Shopee. As we all know, any type of deal that will allow us Moms to save up on our budget is something that we welcome with open arms.

Mom's will always find a way to give the best to their kids. This is why we are picky with the brands we buy and the things that we allow our kids to consume. We want the best quality but we also need to be mindful of the budget. Thankfully, there's no need to compromise when we have products from Nestle.

For breastfeeding Moms, MOMMALOVE® is a definite hit. The fact that it tastes good matters too. When you're a little human's food source, it's important that you enjoy your food and drink intake as well.

MOMMALOVE® is lactation milk with malunggay and as we all know, malunggay is a superfood. Its tiny leaves  contain calcium, magnesium, protein, potassium, chlorophyl, polyphenol, vitamins C, A, B and B2, and the amino acids, arginine and histidine.

Its leaves increase breast milk production in lactating mothers which is why MOMMALOVE® is your ally in ensuring that you are able to provide enough breast milk for your little one.

MOMMALOVE® believes that a healthy and happy baby starts with a healthy and happy momma. Every drink of MOMMALOVE® guarantees the seal of quality that NESTLÉ has delivered to generations of Filipino families over the years.

You can get all these products on the official store of Nestle on Shopee. Make sure that you download the Shopee app from the App Store or Google Play so you can take advantage of these deals.

First Impressions of the Velvetint by Coloroutte

Anyone who knows me knows that I love lipsticks. I used to have 348 pieces but since I am learning more about moderate minimalism, I have actually cut it down to less than 20. Now, the lipstick gods have blessed me with 12 new liquid lipsticks from Velvetints by Colourette. I am more than excited to share with you if it's worth your money and worth a space on your beauty drawers.

Velvetint by Coloroutte claims to have intensely pigmented formula which dries down from a velvet to powder matte finish. They say that this foolproof tint works 3 ways: eyes, cheeks, and lips — and stays all day while remaining comfy on skin.

It now comes in 12 colors that are universally flattering on a morena. The first 3 is the original which are: RSVP, Rose, and Birthday Cake.

The next are the 9 new colors. After Party, Toast, PreGame, Confetti, Plus One.

Stiletto, Bubbly, Soiree, Debutante.

I decided to go ahead and film myself putting it on and I must say that first impressions wise, I was actually impressed.

When I put on the lippie, it glided smoothly. It did go from velvety to powder matte finish in less than 30 seconds which was pretty impressive. It's been 3 hours since I put it on as I'm typing this and it's still doing well. I've eaten chips and drank but it's stayed.

I also tried it on my eyes, cheeks, and lips. On my lips is Bubbly, on my cheeks is Debutante, and on my lids is RSVP. Easy to blend and fix, smooth transiton, and it looks natural on my skin which I really love.

Here are the swatches. Bottom to top: After Party, Toast, PreGame, Confetti, RSVP, Plus One, Stiletto, Rose, Birthday Cake, Bubbly, Soiree, Debutante.

Each liquid lipstick contains 3.5ml of lippie and retails for Php349 each. You can buy them from the Colourette Official Store in Shopee.

Verdict: On first impressions, I would definitely say that they passed. I think that for Php349, this liquid lipstick is worth every peso and deserves a space in any Filipina's beauty drawer. If you are looking for something that is flexible, blendable, and easy to mix and match, this line of Velvetints from Coloroutte may just be the one for you.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Things You Need to Know About Diamond Painting

A lot of people are finally getting into diamond painting. I blame it on the whole quarantine thing. Since people are stuck at home, a lot of them found ways to be more productive or while away time.

I've been doing diamond painting for about 4 years now. I've done a lot of projects and was even able to send a Tiger project to my cousin in UK. For a lot of people, diamond painting is something that soothes their mental health because of the repetitive motion.

For those who are new, it can be a little bit overwhelming and a little intimidating which is why I am sharing a lit of things you need to know about diamond painting.

1. Patience is a virtue.

When you do diamond painting, patience is definitely a must. You need to add the beads one by one on a canvass and it's almost impossible to finish one piece overnight unless it's really small or you have nothing else to do.

2. LED Lights

One of the questions often asked is if you need to buy a LED Light. For me, it's a yes because I have bad eyesight. Also, there are patterns with crazy symbols that all look the same. LED Lights also help with reducing eye strain.

However, it is not imperative. You can also use a desk lamp if you don't have the budget for a LED light yet.

3. Tweezers vs Drill Pen

Some people will prefer tweezers while others would prefer a drill pen. Choose the one that's comfortable for you.

PRO-TIP: If you are into square beads, tweezers are best in aligning beads.

4. Start with a small canvas.

It's exciting to just go big but since this is your first time, start off with a letter sized canvas then work your way up. This was, you won't feel burnt out. I started doing diamond paintings 4 years ago and it was all big canvasses. I am enjoying the small ones now.

5. The more details in your design, the bigger your canvas needs to be. If you are doing something like Disney characters all in one page, make sure that your canvass is at least 25 inches wide. This way, you will see all the pertinent details.

6. Seal it with a Kiss.

Or use MOD PODGE or PRIMERO CLEAR to seal your finished product. This is a work of art which needs to be protected so sealing is recommended for me.

7. Stock up but don't overstock.

You will end up getting addicted so ordering around 3-5 pcs is a good idea. However, do not flood yourself and order more than 10 in one go. Sometimes, you may experience DP fatigue and find yourself not wanting to do it so make sure that there's not a huge influx in your home.

A few pieces lying around is good so that you don't run out but too much of anything is bad.

8. There is an online community for diamond painting. Here's my group but there's also other groups. Choose the ones that fit your personality and culture.

9. When buying online, always read if it's partia or full beads. Partial means there are only certain areas that will be covered by the beads and full means the entire design is made of beads.

10. Sizing. It is almost always in cm so learn to convert to inches so you have an idea of how big your kit will be.

For more tips, you can also click this to watch my video on things you need to know about diamond painting.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

5 Things you need to know about JuanLife Personal Accident Insurance

Insurance has always been a delicate topic. Some people don't want to hear it, some people are clueless, while others want to know everything they can because they understand that it matters.

For those who are clueless and want to learn more, here are 5 things that you need to know about the JuanLife Personal Accident Insurance and why you'd be crazy to not get one.


1. JuanLife Personal Accident Insurance costs less than a fancy meal. They offer two choices: Php300 and Php500 GOOD FOR A YEAR.

When you purchase the Php300 Insurance card and activate it via mobile or website, you are covered for the following for a year from date of activation.

When you purchase the Php500 Insurance card and activate it via mobile or website, you are covered for the following for a year from date of activation. 

2. If you are a Filipino citizen aged 7 to 60 years old, you can get a JuanLife Personal Accident Insurance. Even if you are living abroad, as long as you remain a Filipino citizen, you are qualified to avail of this.

3. JuanLife is not a life insurance. It is a personal accident insurance. This means that if you get into an accident and die from it, your beneficiaries will be paid the accidental death amount. If you get into an accident and become a person with disability, you can also claim the benefit.

4. People with hazardous jobs can avail of the JuanLife personal accident insurance. People who ride the motorcycle daily are also qualified.

5. You can easily avail of the JuanLife personal accident insurance. You don't even need to leave the comfort of your home. You can do it by clicking here.

Stay tuned on this blog and on my vlog for more information about JuanLife. I'll be doing a series on them because I strongly believe that every Filipino aged 7 to 60 years old should have this.


Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tipid Hacks from a Wais Momma

Every peso counts.

Every peso you get to stretch matters.

Every peso you put aside in savings matter too.

This is why I've decided to share with you some tipid hacks that I have been doing which has helped me survive being a single Mom for almost 12 years.

1. Batch Cooking

When you cook, make sure that you do it in batches. You can then freeze the other portions and then simply reheat when it's time to eat it. This way, you save up on time, energy, and gasoline.

The more times you need to cook, the more time you need to allot and the more gasoline you need to use.

2. Have a list, stick to it.

When you do your groceries, make sure that you buy things good for one month. Aside from exposing yourself unnecessarily to the virus when you go out, you also waste money on gas, fare, or even your energy if you go out week after week.

Doing you grocery once a month saves up a lot of time and makes it easier to track which items are being used wastefully and which items you don't need to buy again because there's still a lot left.

Having a list also guarantees that you won't buy things that are not a necessity.

3. Use quality items.

Quality items may sound more expensive than low rate ones but there's a reason for that. Quality items last longer which means you won't need to keep buying.

This is also true for diapers. I've tested so many different ones on my son Khali and with the cheaper diapers, I had to keep changing every 2 hours. With Pampers, I changed his diapers every 6-8 hours, sometimes even 10 hours especially when he's sound asleep at night. This means that I get to save a lot more money with a quality diaper than with a cheap one.

4. Apply the 3 month rule

When you want to buy something that is not really a necessity, apply the three month rule. Hold off on buying it for at least 3 months. If after 3 months you still want to make that purchase, then you can go ahead and do so. Just make sure that in the 3 months leading up to it, you're also saving for the cost that it will take.

5. Unplug

Something that almost all of us fail to do is to completely unplug devices and appliances. A plugged but turned off appliance will still run at 25%. This means we are paying for electricity that we're not really using. Unplugging not only guarantees less electric bill, it also safeguards us from potential fire.

These are things that I have been doing for the last 12 years as a single Mom. Which one did you like best?

Celebrate your Independence with a Vivo phone suited to your Budget from Shopee

If you're fond of taking selfies and groufies, the Vivo phone is the one for you. Vivo phones are popular for taking the best selfies. The beautification mode is spot on which encourages people to keep snapping away.

On the Vivo Official Store found on Shopee, there are 3 phones that won't hurt your pocket but will definitely guarantee that you deliver IG worthy photos at every angle.

All these phones are more than enough to meet the basic demands of an average user. If you just need a phone to perform basic functions, photos, and video taking. It's definitely bang for buck and worthy of every peso you will spend.

Download the Shopee App on your phone from the App Store or Google Play to get your hands on these deals from Vivo and Shopee.

3 Reasons to be Be Free and Independent with the Realme Fitness Band from Shopee

A fitness band has become a necessity now more than ever. With people lazing around, gorging on food, and not doing anything, health problems are starting to rise stemming from weight gain and a sedentary lifestyle.

The need to have an affordable fitness band to help you monitor your daily activity has become real. Thankfully, the Realme Official Store on Shopee offers the Realme Band Intelligent Sports Tracker. 

Now some people might ask why a fitness band is important. Here are 3 reasons why you should get one.

1. It will motivate you to move more. We're not talking about exercise but simply moving from one spot of the house to another. When you see your steps taken, you may feel a sense of responsiblity and want to reach the 10,000 steps daily.

2. It will help you track your sleep. Sleep is probably one of the most neglected aspects of our life. When you have something on your hands that tells you the quality of sleep that you have, you become more aware of how much sleep you are getting or not.

3. You can monitor your heart. This Realme Firness Band will help monitor your heart rate and ensure that you are aware if and when your heart rate spikes.

This is also one of the most affordable fitness band available so make sure you download the Shopee App from the App Store or on Google Play so you can enjoy great deals on Shopee.

Don't miss out on these OPPO Phones under Php10,000 from Shopee this Independence Day

With the recent pandemic, a lot of people's income was affected. People were put under no work, no pay and some were actually laid off. This meant that purchases are delegated to just the essentials.

However, mobile phones have become a necessity and when you are looking for a job, sideline, or side hustle to get you through, you need an affordable but functional phone to help you out. After all, a mobile phone is still cheaper than a laptop.

This is where the official store of OPPO on Shopee comes in. You can buy an OPPO phone under Php10,000 on Shopee without worry since you are guaranteed that the mobile phone you will be buying is authentic.

The OPPO A5 is an entry level phone that can meet basic needs nd requirements. At less than Php10,000 per unit, this is more than enough for anyone who just needs to go online, do social media, basic editing, and just use the phone to call and text.

The fact that it comes with 8MP front camera and a 12MP rear camera is definitely a bonus.

The OPPO A31 has dual sim and a 6.5inch screen. It has an internal 128GB and 4GB RAM. This is still entry level but you can do basic videos and editing with this phone. Nothing fancy, but more than enough especially if you are just learning how to do videos.

It also has bluetooth and FM which I really like. I don't know about you but I like having radio on my phone.

Free yourself from worry this Independence Day with these awesome phone choices from OPPO. It's a good thing that it's readily available on Shopee so make sure to download the Shopee app on your phone to get your hands on these deals.