Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Review of the 2021 Belle de Jour or BDJ Planners

If you have been reading my blog for some time now, you will know that I am a huge fan of planners. Every year, I would share my latest planner and show which ones I got and why. This year is no different. 

However, I decided to be a bit more extra and do an actual review of the different planners that I will be able to accumulate this 2020. Some people think that it's a waste of time but I say otherwise. 

Planners are here to stay. 

Now, let's go ahead and start with the BDJ Planners, also known as , Belle de Jour planners. 

I was lucky enough to secure almost all the designs that they launched for the 2021 collection and I must say that I am pretty impressed with this set. 

There is something for everyone who still uses a planner. 

The FOCUS 2021 BDJ planner is perfect for the minimalists. Inside the pages you will see weekly pages with boxes for each day and nothing more. It's clean and simple, just like how most minimalists prefer things to be.

The 2021 Essentials Planner is perfect for those who like to design their own BuJo or bullet journal. Inside you will see a dotted page that helps in laying out habit trackers, doodles, and other themes that can be used by these type of planners.

The Meeting Notes is a bonus add on for those who attend a lot of meetings. It has all the pertinent details necessary to ensure that you cover a meeting and not miss a single detail. I believe that this is a supplement to the planners.

My favorite from this collection though would be this. The style reminds me of the Happy Planners and it is simply gorgeous. 

The overall look, feel, and finish is very sleek and classy. It's the kind of journal that you can use as an accessory to finish a look. The inside of this one fits the boss babe or creative gal.

It also comes in another cover, the 15th anniversary limited edition. 

As I mentioned, there is definitely something for everyone who uses a journal when it comes to the 2021 BDJ planners. I'm so glad that they have expanded and now accommodates all kinds of planner users. 

Which one was your favorite? Let me know below. 

To see the inside of the journals/planners, watch the UNBOXING AND REVIEW here.

Go to https://go.crazyaboutpaper.com/viviamoplanners to view more of their products, and start your meditative journaling this 2021.

7-Day EGGciting Recipes Under ₱100

If you have picky eaters, here's a a solution to your problems. 

There are a number of reasons why people love eggs – it’s easy to cook, versatile, and one of the cheapest and convenient protein sources. Filipinos have especially stocked up on this pantry staple amid the height of lockdowns due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the consumption survey conducted in 2015 by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), chicken eggs ranked seventh on the “Top 30 Commonly Consumed Food Items” in the Philippines, proving that it is an indispensable ingredient in a household. While eggs are often seen as an accompaniment to our breakfast silog meals, it has many other uses from making quick meals, a thickener and binding agent, to adding flavor. 

Tasty Love Organic Eggs
Tasty Love Organic Eggs

Eggs are packed with nutrients that children need for healthy growth and development. It contains vitamins and minerals and all nine essential amino acids that the human body cannot produce on its own, making it an ingredient that can be easily added to other food to enhance its nutritional value. It’s no wonder that it is a favorite of Filipinos as it’s not only nutritious but an inexpensive source of nutrients and easy to prepare especially for busy parents.

But just because eggs are an obvious choice in making healthy and delicious egg-cellent meals, it doesn’t mean that you should be limited with the usual boiled, fried, or poached. Skip the same-old ways of cooking eggs and try introducing more variety into your child’s diet. Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation has prepared a “7-Day Egg Challenge” for you that will help you learn new ways to cook eggs for your kids. You’d be surprise that even picky eaters would love the way we added other ingredients like veggies to enrich the color, texture and nutrients of the dishes. Best of all, all are under a hundred pesos for a family-size meal!

For full recipes and for more information about Ajinomoto and its products, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH. Don’t forget to snap a photo of your eggciting dish and share it with us using the hashtag #AjinomotoEggcitingRecipe.

ORGANIQUE: STRONG IMMUNITY COMPLEMENTS DOH’S BIDA GUIDELINES

When two people or brands share the same ideal, a beautiful partnership happens. 


Founded on its mission to inspire a deeper level of care for everyone in the community during this pandemic, especially the immuno-compromised, Organique joins the Department of Health’s (DOH) Bida Solusyon Campaign that calls on the public to comply with health protocols in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. The launch event took place via Zoom and was hosted by celebrity wellness advocate Regine Tolentino. 

Organique’s premium health products have been founded on the vision that a strong immune system can make the people susceptible to illnesses and other medical conditions. Boosting one’s health becomes more than self-empowerment, and can also become a means to extend that protection to family, friends, and even the community. A healthy physiological system makes for a formidable complement with the DOH BIDA practices such as the wearing of face masks and face shields in public spaces, regular and proper handwashing, and social distancing by at least one meter.  

“This well-rounded approach to health is essential, now more than ever, as we face a threat with no known cure yet,” said Cathy Salimbangon, CEO and President of Organique, Inc. during the partnership launch last Sept. 29. As numerous medical experts including the World Health Organization (WHO) have iterated, maintaining a healthy immune system is one of the best defenses against COVID-19, since it acts as a barrier against disease. While there are currently no COVID-19  medications that can completely eliminate the virus, there are steps that one can take to ensure one’s physiological and immunological defenses are as strong as possible. 

Echoing Salimbangon’s statements, Integrative Medicine Specialist and Wellness Expert Dr. Sonny Villoria shared, “As a medical practitioner, I know the importance of boosting your immune system. So health supplements like Organique can help provide some form of internal protection, while BIDA can provide external protection. By practicing minimum health standards, we are doing something for ourselves.” 

The success of the campaign relies a great deal on the collaboration between the private and public sectors. Dr. Beverly Ho, Director IV of Health Promotion and Communication Service of the DOH’s Public Health Services Team, explained, “We welcome Organique's energy to make BIDA's message live and breathe in every Filipino. We shouldn't be fearful about COVID because the solutions are within us. However, we recognize that some countrymen need more, and so we have our partners to help spread our message. We need to go beyond communication and advertisements to reach different communities.”

During the launch, Organique pledged to help build consumer confidence through the mass implementation of the BIDA Solusyon campaign’s objectives. “Not only will we be applying the BIDA guidelines in our own lives. We will also be sharing the pillars of the BIDA campaign in our various platforms online and in person, so that our teams, their families, and the people they may come in contact with, will learn about these simple but important practices against COVID-19,” Salimbangon elaborated.

In addition, Organique Inc.  ImmunoCare Kits will be distributed to the vulnerable sectors of the community. They contain the brand’s immunity-boosting Acai Premium Blend, bottles of alcohol, masks, face shields, and BIDA posters and flyers.  

Salimbangon also shared how their company is coping in the new normal. She said, “As a brand, we are in a position to do more to curb the spread of COVID. Thanks to the BIDA guidelines, our teams were able to adapt and demonstrate resilience that puts the safety of our team and customers first.” 

Meanwhile, Communications Technical Advisor to DOH Amor Maclang emphasized the important role that each individual plays as the economy begins its road to recovery. “BIDA Solusyon encourages all of us to be the hero—the ‘BIDA’ of this pandemic. We are all realizing that in order to beat the virus, we need to learn how to live with it. Transmission is inevitable, but we have some of the lowest fatality rates in the world. This happened because all of us in civil society work together and are integrated into our actions through the BIDA campaign.”

Similarly, television host and wellness advocate Cory Quirino reiterated the significance of accountability in encouraging bravery. "When we talk about flattening the curve, we also need to flatten the fear. BIDA is a timely reminder that the hero is in all of us.”

The DOH's BIDA Solusyon campaign is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development through the Breakthrough Action Program, which has advocated the implementation of a variety of social and behavior change communications in different developing countries to push enhanced and tailor-fit public health education. 

Salimbangon concluded, “We’re proud to be partnering with a government agency that helps in curbing this pandemic. It's truly a challenging year, but it never ceases to amaze me what the human spirit can do. You can visit their website at ORGANIQUE ACAI.   
 

Science in our Everyday Lives—an Innovation Experience with 3M

Post-it Notes. Scotch. Scotch-Brite. These are just some of the most iconic brands that nearly everyone across the globe grew up with. Their common denominator? Their mother company is 3M, which applies science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily, making it the purveyor of the world’s most innovative products and one of the strongest science advocates in the market.

We encounter 3M products every day, everywhere. In fact, the most recognizable products like the colorful Post-it® Notes we’ve come to rely on as great reminders, the supreme adhesive quality of Scotch® Magic Tape we often use for wrapping gifts, and the iconic yellow and green dish washing sponges by Scotch-Brite Brand that is a staple at the kitchen sink. These are all so embedded in our daily lives as Filipinos. 

How embedded you ask? 3M is literally everywhere. Our mobile phones and laptops likely have multiple 3M applications inside it. The tint in your vehicles—yes, likely 3M. And while most of us have not gone out in the past months, even the road signs are made possible with science and technology from 3M (called retro-reflective, by the way). The vast breadth of 3M’s products and technologies continue to grow and even as we transition to a changed reality due to the pandemic, the innovation company shows no sign of stopping.

In a recent virtual innovation tour, 3M showed us the seemingly magical ways the technologies in their products work. Seemingly magical because, of course, it is science. Who knew there is science to properly washing dishes? The abrasive minerals embedded in their scouring pads allow for superior cleaning of our precious pots and pans. Or how Command™ Hooks have the best adhesives that won’t damage walls, but still holds on strongly? Seeing and understanding what makes the classic disposable N95 particulate respirator of 3M special was also eye-opening. It is their unique filter media technology that goes into their respirators that allows for greater passage of air, while keeping us safe from the nasty contaminants. This also offered better appreciation on why face masks are for general public and why the N95 respirators are better left for the healthcare workers.

It was also refreshing to know that a big company like 3M still manages to be active in supporting the country through various charitable activities and also sharing their knowledge in science like their Science at Home program, ultimately staying true to their vision of improving lives.

We were also given a taste of one Science at Home experiment by the 3M engineers, on chromatography which is definitely doable with kids at home with available materials. 3M is  actively advocating for continuing education with Science at Home, a series of science education modules that parents and kids can do together, to supplement science lessons in school.

Financial grants have also been provided for Project Damayan of Caritas Manila and Philippine Business for Social Progress. On the other hand, personal protection equipment (PPE) donations have been made to Philippine National Red Cross and several private and public hospitals in the country aimed to support those affected by the pandemic. Earlier in the year during the height of the Taal Volcano eruption, 3M Philippines also provided PPE donations to World Vision Philippines, the Philippine National Red Cross and other first responders.

To know more about 3M Philippines, its products, and advocacies head over to https://www.3mphilippines.com.ph/ for more information. You can also buy from their official store on Shopee.
 


Canon Extends its Color Production Printer Range with New imagePRESS C165 F

Canon today announced the launch of the imagePRESS C165, a new addition to the imagePRESS series of color production printers. Supporting diverse output and in-house printing, the printer offers high-productivity output of 65 pages per minute (ppm) when producing A4 documents in landscape mode, while requiring a small installation area similar to that of an office multi-function device.

“Delivering excellent print quality and paper compatibility, the imagePRESS C165 enhances production efficiency by enabling on-demand, in-house production of marketing collateral necessary for sales promotion, such as pamphlets, posters and business cards. It is built with versatility in mind, fulfilling a varied range of business requirements ranging from office to commercial printing,” said Kazuhiro Ozawa, Canon Marketing Philippines Inc, President and CEO.



The paper cassette of the imagePRESS C165 features an internal guide mechanism that maintains uniform paper position, and a new technology that controls paper delivery speed, preventing the misalignment of letters, regardless of paper size or type during high-volume printing. Offering high front and back registration accuracy, the printer effectively produces high-quality deliverables that require high positional accuracy on both sides of paper, such as double-sided flyers.

Compatible with long paper up to 1,300 mm, the imagePRESS C165 facilitates the printing of elongated output such as POP (point of purchase) signages for retail outlets, posters, 6-fold A4 pamphlets and book covers. Supporting thick paper up to 350 g/m2, the printer produces solid, luxurious deliverables, including business cards and greeting cards. The printer is also compatible with PosterArtist Lite, a software employed by Canon imagePROGRAF large-format printers to easily create posters. Providing various basic templates for a wide range of business types, including offices in general, retail distribution and services, users can use PosterArtist Lite to produce POP signages and posters in-house effortlessly without any specialized skills.

The Multi-Density Adjustment Technology (Multi-D.A.T.) adopted by the imagePRESS series enables the new imagePRESS C165 to perform real-time density adjustments while printing. The printer prevents color fluctuations while maintaining productivity, producing high-quality deliverables steadily even when printing in large volumes. Additionally, the printer is compatible with diverse print resolutions, including 190 lpi (lines per inch) and 170 lpi, to attain high-resolution, high-quality images and text with superb clarity.

The Canon imagePRESS C165 will be available at authorized Canon distributors and dealers from September 28 onwards.

 


Celebrate International Coffee Day with Nestle on Shopee this October 1, 2020

Anyone who knows me knows that I drink Nescafe 3-in-1 coffee like there's no tomorrow. I consume around 5-8 cups a day of this drink and I order bags and bags of it via their official store on Shopee


In our home though, we have different variants of the Nescafe Coffee. Personally, I love the Brown Sugar version. However, M loves the Original version.



Naturally, we end up buying two different kinds of Nescafe, 3 if you count the fact that our maids prefer mixing their own so we also buy the stand alone Nescafe and Coffee Mate.

I love that we are a bunch of coffee drinking humans. After all, coffee helps us wake up in the morning, gets us going through the day, and sometimes, at night, helps to wind down from all the crazy that might have happened. 

Thankfully, they are available on Shopee so I can easily replenish my stash. What's even better is that this October 1, for every P100 spent on Nescafe products on their official Shopee store, Php5 will be donated to the education of coffee farmers’ children. I won't feel any guilt at all when I order 10 packs of Nescafe Coffee. 

Download the Shopee app via Google Play or App store to take advantage of this on October 1, 2020. 

Monday, September 28, 2020

3 Things You Still Need this Pandemic

With so many things going on in the world and "few"things happening in our lives, it's so easy nowadays to just let go of everything. Let go of yourself, let go of time, let go of reality. After all, if you're just staying home for the past 6 months, you're probably at the stage where you are questioning your own existence and purpose.

Fret now because this is just a phase that the entire world is going through. Soon, this will be over and you will come out of this crazy bubble better off because you have learned things you never knew about yourself. However, it is important to know that there are a few things in this life that you still need even if you are just mostly home nowadays. 

1. You still need to shower. 

A lot of people seem to take this for granted but now, more than ever, you need to shower frequently and wash your hands. As it has already been declared that any type of soap is good enough to kill the bacteria, I suggest using Diwatang Maria, the soap that I have been using.


It is an organic soap that is locally made and it not only gets rid of harmful bacteria, it will leave you feeling refreshed and energized. Something that we all need these days when days seem to pass by in a blur. 

2. You still need insurance. 

If you are still going to work or a love one is, you need to have the Juan Life Personal Accident Insurance. For only Php500, you are covered for a year in case you have an accident. With life being so unstable these days, you need to make sure that should an accident happen, you or your love one is protected. For just Php500 a year, you can be covered for up to Php250,000.

The best thing about Juan Life Personal Accident Insurance is that it takes less than 30 minutes to be insured and you don't need to step out of the house. CONVENIENT! 

M is already covered with this and I got some for his brother and my cousin as well. I just loved the fact that I didn't have to go out or go through so many paperwork to get them covered. You should give it a try too.  

I know that I feel just a bit more secure because we have this.

3. You still need to BREATHE. 

When we say you need to breathe, we mean that you still need to take care of your mental health. Now that a lot of people have lost their support system because of the lock down and not being able to have a cup of coffee or eat out with others, people's mental illness have started to suffer as well. 

Personally, I was shocked to see people shaving their heads, dancing in front of the camera, and do other things they would normally never do before this whole thing started. It seems that for a lot of people, the whole lock down took a toll on their mental health so it's important to remember to breathe. 

These days, its easy to let go but hopefully, the things mentioned above are the things you never, ever let go.

Worry free playtime with the Huggies Playbox

Kimberly-Clark’s HuggiesĂ’ brand is committed to be the trusted parenthood partner, especially in these uncertain times that have impacted their lives in more ways than one. For instance, the cancellation of classes and the transition to online learning has placed an even bigger responsibility on them to be both parent and teacher as they constantly search for ways to keep their kids entertained and educated while at home.

To support them and their little ones, Huggies is introducing its newest Playbox – a one-of-a-kind toy that is designed to enhance their kids’ playtime. Recognizing its important role in the learning and development of kids, especially today when they have to constantly stay indoors, the Huggies Playbox is intended to make playtime more secure, entertaining, and engaging for them. This is particularly crucial in the toddlerhood stage where kids begin to explore, learn, and connect with the world around them.  

The Huggies Playbox is bundled with your favorite Huggies Dry Pants that is specially designed for active babies. With its ability to absorb up to 7 cups of weewee, easy palit all-around comfort fit, and anti-kulob breathable cover, babies are kept dry and comfortable so parents can be assured of uninterrupted playtime throughout the day.    

Inside every box of diapers will be a carton with either a basketball or a soccer design that, when assembled, transform into either a basketball ring or a soccer goal post that can be safely played with and enjoyed by parents and their little ones. Each also includes an instructional guide, making it easy to properly set up and have memorable bonding moments with the entire family at home.  

“The Huggies Playbox affirms our promise to continue supporting moms as they go through the challenging yet fulfilling journey of motherhood, now so more than ever in these unique circumstances that we find ourselves in,” said Brian Duruin, Head of Marketing, Kimberly-Clark Philippines, Inc. “Every pair of Huggies Dry Pants offers the perfect combination of comfort and security with its soft materials and best leakage protection that can keep up with all their movements. In turn, the Huggies Playbox provides an entertaining and engaging toy that they can easily use. Together, parents can watch and enjoy seeing their kids move more freely and have a one-of-a-kind playful experience at home.”

The Huggies Playbox will be available starting October 7 in Lazada and October 28-30 in Shopee, at the following sizes, Playbox design, quantity and price points:

Be sure to catch all the upcoming 10.10, 11.11, and 12.12 Huggies deals from Shopee and Lazada that can include up to 20% off on cases and free shipping. For all the latest updates, you may like and follow Huggies Philippines on Facebook. Register at Huggies Club to gain access for more specialized content and exclusive perks. For more information, visit https://www.huggies.com.ph/

Friday, September 25, 2020

Why Parents need to Install Facebook Messenger Kids App

Are you a parent? Do you have kids aged 6 to 12? If you answered yes, then you need to read this. 

Facebook recently announced that Messenger Kids is now available in the Philippines. Messenger Kids is an app designed to allow kids ages 6 to 12 to have fun video chatting and messaging with friends and family in a parent-controlled environment. Parents in the Philippines will be able to download the app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store today. 

As many communities are managing the response to COVID-19, with schools closed and people practicing physical distancing, parents are turning to technology more than ever to help their kids connect with friends and family, and looking to do so in a parent-controlled way.

Messenger Kids is a video chat and messaging app that helps kids connect with friends and family in a fun, parent-controlled space. For years, Facebook has been working with Youth Advisors, a team of experts in online safety, child development, and media, to help shape the Messenger Kids app. Facebook also continues to consult child safety advocates and educators to ensure that the Messenger Kids app balances parental control with features that help kids learn how to connect responsibly online.

“Through our work with the Stairway Foundation, the Child Rights Network, and other safety partners in the Philippines, we learned that many Filipino parents are looking for ways to help their children stay in touch with friends and family during this challenging time, in a fun and parent-supervised environment. We hope that Messenger Kids will help them to continue to find ways to have fun, create, and engage with friends and family,” said Amber Hawkes, APAC Head of Safety, Facebook.

“In a pandemic, children are not able to explore and socialize with friends the way they used to. Experiencing change and restrictions in both learning and play is especially challenging for children. We are glad to see that Messenger Kids has been designed with built-in parental controls and safety in mind, and also fun features that are age-appropriate and encouraging children to stay connected even as they are staying physically apart. We shall continue working with Facebook to help make the platform safe for children,” said Ace Diloy of the Stairway Foundation.

Fun features built for kids
Messenger Kids is full of features for kids to connect with the people they love. Once their account is set up by a parent, kids can start a one-on-one or group video chat. The home screen shows them at a glance who they are connected with to, and when those contacts are online.

Playful masks, emojis, and sound effects bring conversations to life.
In addition to video chat, kids can send photos, videos or text messages to their parent-approved friends and adult relatives, who will receive the messages via their regular Messenger app.
A library of kid-appropriate and specially chosen GIFs, frames, stickers, masks, and drawing tools lets them decorate content and express their personalities.
Messenger Kids gives parents more control. Parents manage the contact list and have visibility into how their kids are using the app. Parents control kids’ accounts and contacts through the Messenger Kids Parent Dashboard in their main Facebook iOS and Android app

How to Get Started
Every child account on Messenger Kids must be set up by a parent. For parents, setting your child up with a Messenger Kids account is done in four steps:

Download: First, download the Messenger Kids app on your child’s iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone. Messenger Kids will also be available in the Google Play Store and on Android devices.

Authenticate: Then, authenticate your child’s device using your own Facebook username and password. This will not create a Facebook account for your child or give them access to your Facebook account.

Create an account: Finish the setup process by creating an account for your child, where you’ll provide their name and opt-in to any additional features. The device can then be handed over to the child so they can start chatting with family and friends.

Add contacts: To add people to your child’s contact list, go to the Messenger Kids Parent Dashboard panel in your main Facebook app. To get there, click on “More” on the bottom right corner in your main Facebook app, and click “Messenger Kids” in the Explore section.
 
More Information and What’s Next
There are no ads in Messenger Kids and your child’s information isn’t used for ads. It is free to download and there are no in-app purchases. Messenger Kids is also designed to be compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA).
 
We continue to work with parents, safety and security experts to improve Messenger Kids and today we have also announced new ways to help parents connect kids with their friends.

For more specific information about the app, visit messengerkids.com
For the latest on how to use Messenger Kids, visit our Help Center.

Select Miniso Items are up to 30% OFF to celebrate Grand Launch on Shopee

Miniso is one brand that swept Manila by storm. After all, who can resist the cute items they peddle to us at such affordable rates? I know I have a hard time and more often than not, I give in. Thankfully, they now have an official store on Shopee so buying Miniso items is possible even from the comfort of my home.  


From September 28 to October 4, 2020, Miniso will be offering certain items on their Shopee Official store for up to 30% off. Some of the items that I know B and M will love are the following:

Miniso Marvel Night Light


Miniso Marvel Cleansing Wipes

Miniso Marvel Plush Captain America

It's absolutely perfect because M is a Marvel fan while B loves Spiderman. Win win and I get to use some of my Shopee coins too. 

Make sure that you grab the chance to own some super cute Miniso items this incoming sale by downloading the Shopee app via Google Play or App Store. I know that I'll be hoarding since a lot of their plush toys are really durable and perfect for Christmas gifts.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Review of WaterWipes, The World’s Purest Baby Wipes

Big claim right there for a wet wipes right? However, it seems that WaterWipes is very confident about this and so my interest was piqued. 

I am a big user of wet wipes. It's not just for my baby but for myself and admittedly, when I need to do a clean sweep or clean of things around me. After all, wet wipes are notorious in catching dust like nothing can. Now that I have a 7 month old, it has become more useful. 

WaterWipes has only two ingredients on it. Water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract. Mind blown. This wet wipes literally has 99.99% water which makes it super safe for my baby's skin. I was just amazed. 


These waterwipes are longer than the usual wet wipes which gives it more coverage.  I use less wipe with this because it can cover and clear more with one sheet. Bonus: I can even use this as a make up remover. 

WaterWipes were created out of founder Edward McCloskey’s love and care for his newborn  daughter. Edward couldn’t find a baby wipes brand that didn’t use chemicals and other harsh  ingredients, and nothing was safe enough for his daughter’s sensitive skin. That’s why he decided  to create his own brand instead. After years of scientific research, testing, and hard work, Water Wipes came to be.

WaterWipes are made of high-quality water sourced from an underground spring that has gone  through seven stages of purification— making it suitable for cleansing. They also have a drop of  grapefruit extract, which is proven to work as skin’s protective barrier and natural conditioner.

97% of midwives* recommend WaterWipes, and they are best for use on newborns, premature  babies, and those with sensitive skin. They’ve also garnered multiple awards, with the latest one  from the 2019 National Parenting Product Awards (Gold). As a baby wipe brand approved by the  

National Eczema Association, Allergy UK, Skin Health Alliance, and French Association for the  Prevention of Allergies, WaterWipes are moms’ best bet when it comes to baby’s diaper rashes  and skin allergies.

Adults can also use these as a makeup remover if they want to opt for something gentle and  chemical-free. For fitness enthusiasts, these can also work as a good post-workout wipe, as they  don’t make skin sticky or leave a residue behind. WaterWipes are also proud to be vegan, and the brand has been registered with the Vegan Society since June 2019.

The global brand created an environmental pledge where they encourage WaterWipes users to dispose their wipes responsibly. They’ve made a commitment to having a  100% biodegradable solution without compromising on the purity of their product, and they urge  their users to follow suit.  

It’s time to get pure and honest about your baby wipes. #ChooseWaterWipes now!  One pack of 60 retails for P249, bag of four packs for P949, and a bag of 12 packs for P2699.

WaterWipes are available on Shopee (https://shopee.prf.hn/l/6qV5GDd), and at the your favorite baby boutiques. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

It's Time to Command Your Beauty with Kojiesan

Women have so often and so long been told to look a certain way to be considered beautiful. Everywhere you look—from the pages of fashion magazines to your favorite influencers’ posts on social media—there seem to be countless beauty rules and standards that you need to follow.

Kojiesan challenges women to throw the beauty rule book out the window because the truth is there are no rules when it comes to beauty. How you want to look and present yourself is under your command. With their campaign “Command Beauty,” Kojiesan reminds you that only you have the power to define your look.

As a beauty pioneer, particularly in kojic acid formulation, Kojiesan has long provided women an arsenal of high quality, effective, and best-in-class products that help them achieve the kind of look and beauty they want. Now, with the evolving needs and priorities of women, and a changing perspective on beauty being a choice rather than a standard, the brand has made sure to level up its offerings. Kojiesan continues to support women who want to achieve a certain pure, light, and even-toned complexion, leading once again in this space as it unveils its latest kojic acid skin lightening innovation, Zero Pigment Light. 



This new formulation keeps the same benefits of kojic acid that we know and love but supercharges its mode of action to zero in on dark spots, age spots, scars, melasma, and hyperpigmentation for that light, pure, and even skin tone Kojiesan is known for. Now, Zero Pigment Light has been infused into the brand’s famed Kojiesan Skin Lightening Classic Soap and has made it the best ever. Dermatologically tested and paraben-free, the Classic Soap remains one of the best soaps in the market, as proven by its very loyal following.

Kojiesan has also infused Zero Pigment Light to its newest variant, Kojiesan Skin Lightening HydroMoist Soap. Aside from this super ingredient, the new variant also has the exciting addition of the HydroMoist Formula that helps keep skin moisturized and well hydrated for up to 24 hours so it stays soft and smooth all day.

Kojiesan believes that you always have the power to choose your beauty and strength. With their beloved products supercharged with Zero Pigment Light arming you with the functional tools to achieve your specific beauty goals, and their strong battle cry #CommandBeauty, the beauty brand is going all out to help you own the life and the look you want.

Get exciting updates and information at @KojiesanPH on Facebook and Instagram and www.kojiesan.com. Kojiesan is available at all leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide, as well as Kojiesan’s official LazMall on Lazada and Beauty MNL.


First Impressions on the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425), World’s thinnest 14” laptop with full I/O Ports in Lilac Mist Color

The first time I had a Zenbook was back in 2017. 3 years later, it's still working perfectly fine no matter how much torture and stress it has gone through because of me. This is why when I had the chance to get my hands on the latest ASUS Zenbook 14 UX425 in Lilac Mist, I grabbed it.

When I opened the ASUS Zenbook 14 UX425 in Lilac Mist, the first thing that I said was WOW. It really made an impression on me. It was sleek, stylish, classy, and yet, it looked formidable, much like a boss babe.

This laptop is meant for the woman who knows what she wants and doesn't stop until she gets it. This is a woman who is juggling many things in life and can't be bothered to add another burden on her shoulders. 

The ASUS Zenbook 14 UX425 is so light that this will not be an issue at all. At only 1.13kg, this is the thinnest laptop out there with a 14inch display. This was very impressive for me. 

I have a baby so when I'm working at home, I need to be able to easily transfer from one room to the next. With the ASUS Zenbook 14 UX425, this is easy to accomplish. The slim design is perfect for Mompreneurs like myself and boss babes everywhere who work where they can.

The fact that there are so many ports is also a Godsend. I can easily charge my phone, transfer files from one hard drive to another and have my laptop render all in one go because it has multiple ports and is powered by Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 

The long battery life is also a huge plus because who wants to constantly have their laptop plugged right? I know I don't. The fact that this one can last 22 hours on ordinary use is exciting for me. My current laptop can lasts around 4 hours since it's already 3 years old so my giddiness at 22 hours is just crazy. 


I'm really excited to test the ASUS Zenbook 14 UX425. I hope that it's able to keep all of it's promise. For now, I am impressed with my first touch with the newest Zenbook. 

Product Page: https://bit.ly/ASUSZenBookUX425
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

How Journaling helps Empower Women

Journaling empowers. 

These times are extra difficult to deal with, especially when it comes to finding balance between our work and personal lives. Just imagine how a regular day unfolds for a working millennial mom, who tries to hustle while caring for her family, and herself. It may seem like a tough job really, but some of them turned to meditative journaling, also known as mindful writing, as a healing method to get through the day. But how?

It makes them start and learn something new. For working moms who are mostly busy with their responsibilities, there’s this sense of hunger for new discoveries and tasks but they need to be light, rewarding, and easy to maintain, too. The habit of regular writing itself is already a form of a new process – something that is not usually part of our daily lives. But it gives one the freedom to express emotions and create something as they feel it. No pressure. It’s just that joyful connection between the self and those blank pages – the kind of beginning that is comforting than intimidating. 

It makes them become more open. Working millennial moms usually feel anxious, unheard, and unseen. It is a struggle to share their sentiments with other people because of the fear that they may not understand it, or simply because they don’t know how to articulate what they’re going through. For the times that they couldn’t catch up with their friends, journals serve as their perfect outlet. The beauty about writing an entry is that there are no rules or boundaries. They can acknowledge their feelings, rant, or even sketch what they feel. At the end of the day, it’s all about taking a pause, seeking comfort, and finding their light. 

It makes them remember more things. Juggling multiple responsibilities at the same time can really make us forget a lot. Meditative journaling can help us find our center and remember all the important things, the little wins, and even our failures. It’s like the flow and reminder they need every day. By turning various moments into written tangible experiences, they’re able to keep track of time, pay more attention to details, and regain this sense of control.  

It makes them respond to their needs quickly. Narrating your feelings and daily experiences is not only a form of expression, but more importantly, it gives you more signs and ideas on how to care for yourself. If you have noticed how the past few weeks have been consecutively rough, maybe it’s time to realign and change your routine or perspective. If you’ve noticed changes when it comes to your body, maybe it’s time to ask if you’re still okay, happy, or healthy, and make adjustments that are comfortable for you. Listening to yourself is an important element of meditative journaling.

It relaxes them and rewards them at the same time. Mindful writing is like a me-time that is easy to squeeze in every working woman’s hectic schedule. The key to a rewarding mediative journaling is to set a particular time for it, and treat it not as an additional assignment, but a form of self-care. Write based on your observations, feelings, reflections, and needs. It’s like talking to yourself – and choosing to be kind to yourself. 

Whether you want to keep a journal for growth, self-love, reconnecting with yourself, finding your light, or simply capturing your thoughts and feelings through words, Viviamo offers different styles and formats that could match any undertaking.

Belle de Jour (BDJ) Power Planner’s Earth theme inspires you to acknowledge your existence, struggles, and victories, through beautiful, motivational graphics and quotes. Everything Is Possible design encourages you to take little steps towards your goal, while NAVI’s Lighthouse theme embraces the wanderlust in you. FOCUS planner reflects ambitions and bold dreams through its geometric designs, while Essentials and Petit collections remain perfect for those on the minimalist, sleek, and elegant side. 

Go to https://go.crazyaboutpaper.com/viviamoplanners to view more of their products, and start your meditative journaling this 2021.

Canon Unveils the Full Production Version of EOS Webcam Utility Software

Canon announced today the full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows, which helped people stay connected with high image quality video communication. 

 

Staying true to Canon’s commitment to delight customers, a total of 42 EOS interchangeable lens cameras and PowerShot cameras are now compatible with the full production software, including the new EOS R5 and EOS R6.


The new production version of the software will work with the tested video conferencing applications as well as streaming applications including:

Moreover, customers who desire to record a high quality video file onto the memory card in their camera while video conferencing or streaming can now do so by simply pressing the record button on their camera instead of through the software.
 
To download the full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows and learn how to use it, visit https://asia.canon/eos-webcam-utility.
 
While the current version of the software only supports Windows 10, a full production version for macOS is underway.

Travel for Power, Travel to Thailand

Some trips are taken for the pursuit of culinary adventures, some are for non-stop shopping, while some are for visiting family and loved ones. Alternately, some of us take trips for self-care travel—that is, relaxation, healing and wellness, where we can finally achieve our need to decompress and unwind in the company of nature. Thailand—one of the most visited countries in Asia for tourism—is a premier spot for Power Spot Tourism, containing many destinations where travelers can recharge and be more in touch with their well-being. 

Self-care travel in Thailand starts with the wealth of quality beauty brands that travelers can enjoy. The country is home to the best skincare brands in the market, promising beautiful and healthy skin: Snail White, Malissa Kiss, Skynlab, and Mistine are only some of them. Beauty and wellness often go hand in hand, and a trip to Thailand always mean you get only the best of both worlds.

After securing your beauty stash, it’s time to head to the main destinations for your wellness adventure. Thailand is composed of a multitude of “power spots,” a term used to refer to the sources of natural energy around us—may it be the sky, water, earth or anything surrounding us—that helps restore our tired souls, revive our minds and rejuvenate our spirits. The Tourism Authority in Thailand invites Filipinos to visit three key power spots in Thailand, where they can enjoy different modes of nature,

Spiritual Refreshment
Most of us focus on physical strength without acknowledging that mental wellness is just as important. Sometimes, our body might seem to function normally and properly yet we suffer from restlessness and the feeling of being unsettled and worrisome. For feelings like this, it might mean that our spirits need refreshing.

In Thailand, there are 28 tourist attractions that emit strong positive energy and can pave the way for your spiritual refreshment. These tourist attractions are further classified into five types, which you can visit step by step to gain a full revival of your weary soul. First, start from centers of faith such as the City Pillar Shrine in Bangkok—religious sites where peace, calm and the presence of higher spirits seem to engulf the space. Next, get close to tourist attractions near the river, where the steady stream of the river inspires tourists to go with the flow and allow relieve their spirits of inhibition. The Chao Phraya River, Bangkok’s major waterway, gives off such an experience.

From the river, tourists are encouraged to go up the mountain, such as Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai, the highest mountain in Thailand. Within the national park that contains the mountain, tourists can take walks, hikes and tours, breathing in the fresh air from the high altitude. Historical sites are next on the list, where travellers can get in touch with history, understanding that they are part of a bigger universe whose stories intertwine—Muang Boran or the “Ancient City” is a good location to experience this—it is only 30 minutes away from Bangkok. Finally, tourists are invited to experience the oceanic power by visiting places like the Krabi in Southern Thailand, where these incredible bodies of water may allow them to experience lasting moments of peace and calm.


Forest Therapy
They say that healing is achieved faster when one gets close to nature. It has been scientifically proven that prolonged stays in green spaces help one strengthen their immune system and blood circulation. Forest bathing is a term used to refer to immersing oneself in deep areas of nature—either to hike, savor the forest mist, drink water or tea, or simply pick a spot to savor the quiet while taking in the view. This is said to improve one’s physical and mental health.

Thailand’s selection of lush yet tourist-friendly forests allows one to retreat to nature and experience the wonders of forest bathing. Definitely nature’s form of therapy, tours in these locations not only offer cardiovascular exercise for travellers, they also provide a welcome respite from the bustling city life, allowing tourists to breathe and reflect. Travellers can plan their forest therapy trip according to their wellness objectives. A two to three-day trip is suitable to boost immunity, gain physical wellbeing and facilitate mental and physical healing, while a day trip is just right for those who would simply like to relieve themselves from stress.

Thailand promotes 16 power spots for forest therapy, where they can experience rest and respite for their five senses. One recommended location is Kanchanaburi Province, located in Western Thailand. This large province is known for its rich selection of national parks, containing jungles, waterfalls, rivers, and beautiful natural views. Nature activities in Kanchanburi are perfect for every kind of traveler: forest trekking, mountain biking, star gazing, and even rafting and canoeing.

Ocean Therapy
From the soothing texture of fine sand, to the relaxing murmur of waves, it’s no wonder why people gravitate to the ocean when they want to take a break. The ocean is known to be symbolic for calmness, and ocean water itself is known to be used in some wellness practices, such as soaking in seawater or the inhaling sea fog. Soaking up the sun early in the morning is also the best way to absorb Vitamin D, which increases immunity from viral diseases. Furthermore, fun ocean activities such as surfing and kayaking offer a great deal of exercise and enjoyment whether you’re travelling solo or in a group.

Thailand currently recommends 16 spots for Ocean Therapy, particularly the town of Trat in the coast of eastern Thailand. Trat is well-known by tourists for island hopping, where travelers can visit and savor the unique sceneries each island in the area has to offer. Trat is also where one can get close to marine life: clams, corals and even mangrove forests abound in the area. Trat is also home to the only black sand beach in Thailand—and one of five in the world—where dipping feet into the sand can exfoliate and nourish the skin.

The Ko Chang District in Trat also provides Stand Up Paddling (SUP) lessons, hiking to the Khlong Phlu waterfall, or visits to fishing villages in the area. Truly, a quick scan into what Trat can offer will leave no tourist without anything do or discover.

Aside from these recommended power spots, other beauty and wellness spots can be enjoyed as well, so whether you’re interested in Thai skincare, spiritual refreshment, forest therapy or ocean therapy, there is definitely a destination in Thailand that will suit your desire to achieve well-being in your mind, body and soul. 

Know more about how you can assemble your own trip  in Thailand by visiting https://tourismproduct.tourismthailand.org/ and the Tourism Authority of Thailand on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TATPhilippines/.