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March 23, 2018

Worst Gifts Ever Given to Girlfriends and Wives

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There is a plethora of articles on what to give your loved one for her birthday, for Valentine’s Day, for Christmas, etc. You can find a few really worthy ideas. However, it’s useful to know what a woman wouldn’t like to receive as a present. A bad gift can convey the wrong message and ruin that special occasion or even your relationship. Gifts symbolize your attitude to your loved one, so your girlfriend or wife expects to receive something beautiful, meaningful, and romantic. It’s always better to learn from other men’s mistakes. We asked women on our site about the worst gifts ever received, and here is what they answered.

Kitchen utensils and home appliances
Even if your woman has dreamed about a slow cooker, a multifunctional blender, or new ovenware, she wouldn’t like to receive any of it as a gift for a special occasion. And there is an explanation. Stuff like this falls under the category “household necessities”, so those should be the planned purchases that don’t require a special occasion. Around 15% of women rate such presents as the worst gifts of all time.

Cheap jewelry
More than half of the surveyed women wouldn’t like to receive cheap and tasteless jewelry. And it’s not surprising. Self-respecting and tasteful girls and women just don’t wear bijouterie. Even if they do, it’s never an easy choice, and they prefer to choose that stuff on their own. Also, cheap jewelry can be regarded as a sign of man’s neglectful attitude. Yes, many women believe that if a man has serious intentions, he’ll give valuable gifts.

Clothes of the wrong size
Giving clothes is not a crime, you may think. You leave a box with a gorgeous dress on her dress, she finds it, puts it on, and you go to a fancy restaurant. This is quite romantic, but reality is harsh: men pick the right size only in films. It will be a failure either you choose a smaller or a bigger size. Give clothing only if you know her size for sure, otherwise you’ll remember that dress as one of the worst gifts to give your girlfriend.

Anti-wrinkle, anti-acne, anti-cellulite creams
Women are very conscious of their appearance. They want to stay young and beautiful at all costs and men are not supposed to know in what ways. If a woman receives some beauty product from her man as a present, she’ll think that he thinks she has some problems with that body part. Even if a woman ironically speaks about her imperfections, no one else can do the same.

Another present regarded as one of the worst gifts to give. And it’s an offensive hint, by the way. Women tend to look for the hidden meanings of things. Even if your girlfriend mentioned that she would like to have those cool scales to control her fat and muscle mass, this is the item she should buy herself.

Soft toys
Soft toys are also on the list of the worst gifts to give your girlfriend. Although this is not a bad present itself, women say a Teddy bear will please only an inexperienced girl who is not spoiled with men’s attention. More adult women consider it too unserious.

While money is among the worst gifts to give your girlfriend, your wife will not be against such a gift. Instead of some useless trifle, any married women would like to receive a pack of notes. However, it’s not the case with girlfriends. She will think that you just didn’t want to spend time on the searches for a gift, which means you don’t care about her much.

A statuette should be on top of the list of the worst gifts for women. Most women consider it to be a meaningless present. Yes, it can be beautiful, but it’s useless. Of course, if it’s something original and brought from another country, your woman will appreciate it. But if she wanted that chain with a pendant and you give her a statuette, disappointment is guaranteed.
March 23, 2018

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March 22, 2018

Home 168 Manila is the Millennial’s Dormitory

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Being the third city in Asia with the worst traffic, an average Manila resident especially the working class spends 1, 000 hours a year or 28, 000 hours of his economic life in traffic. According to Asian Development Bank report, that results to a 100,000-peso loss of productivity per person each year. More than that, we are losing something more invaluable such as the comfort and well-being from a happy and stressful life and the time we yearn to be spent with family and friends. Thus, Home 168 Manila was established to solve and address the seemingly hopeless urban and economic problem. It seeks to reverse the adverse consequence of living in the busy and traffic congested city by offering an affordable, safe, happy and friendly social community with a maximum of 520 mix of male and female tenants living within its dormitory compound. 

Most of the people of Manila have to deal with being doubly tired, stressed and fatigued from their daily work and long commute, barely having any relaxation or sleeping time. They are losing quality time with family and friends and spending more for food, transportation and housing just to buy them more time and convenience. With Home 168 Manila, they can find an affordable, happy and safe place near their work or school which they can call home. Home 168 Manila is the foundation or support they need to make their dreams come true. 

Home 168 Manila is a unique 1, 332 sqm dormitory concept built from recycled container vans. It has a bright and colorful al fresco co-working space at the center where people can gather play games, eat and watch cable TV as they relax after work or school. It is one of the few places in Manila where you can just lay down and view the moon and the night sky. For as low as 2, 000 php per month, it offers a well-guarded, CCTV and RFID-equipped dormitory with 520 beds paces, 56 shower booths, 48 toilet w/ bidet, 8 washing areas, 8 urinals, 100 mbps WiFi, electricity, water, hot and cold mineral water stations and scheduled cleaning, maintenance and pest control.

Visit for more info and updates.
March 18, 2018

Why your choice for locks matter

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Consumers want access to all the choices possible. We feel disappointed if we missed out on products that might just be better than the one we've chosen. On the other hand, too many choices can paralyze our ability to make a decision and sometimes lead us to choose the easy option or worse not make the decision at all.

When we’re trying to decide on a new footwear or an OOTD, choice paradox isn’t going to affect too much; but when deciding on a new lock for our home or office door, choice paradox can be very dangerous. We don't just grab the first lock we see just to have the decision over and done with because a bad choice could lead to precarious situations.

So, how do we choose the right lock brand and type for our home or business without becoming overwhelmed with the choices? What factors do we have to consider before buying one?

Design and style

Selecting the right design for our locks is a great way to give our home a new look and extend our home's personality. Choose the design and style in the same way that you would approach any other interior design task. Consider what your overall theme is and the design of the room it will be used in.

Quality, durability, and reliability

The durability and strength of locks in harsh, dirty, remote, or infrequently used locations is of great importance. A quality and durable lock does not necessarily mean a strong key or vice versa. The durability of locks is not only tested when exposed to weather or used on a day to day basis. Durability and reliability are primarily about situations in extremely harsh environments and situations and when locks may not be used for very long periods of times.

Safety, security, and technology

This is the most crucial when choosing for locks because safety that locks offer extends from the safety of the general public to the safety of private property. An electronic lock may not always offer the best security because technology also has pitfalls. Whether you are choosing a mechanical or an electronic lock make sure these locks serve a vast range of needs. Choose the one that is innovative and unique in delivering safe and developed locks.

From these factors, I actually find it hard to name a brand to trust to when it comes to locks that we want to use in our home. I am guilty of going after the price merely when looking for locks. Being a "wais" Mom, I have always thought that locks should be affordable and that I should not shed too much Peso in a single lock. It's just a lock, a piece of metal for the door so the cheaper the better. Until I attended the Kwikset Roadshow which entirely changed my perceptions about a lock.

I have realized that locks are something that we should take into priority because it safe keeps the home and the entire property and the lives of everyone inside the premises and the price should be the last thing to consider when buying for a lock.

Kwikset, the leading residential lock manufacturer headquartered in Orange County California USA is making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Its products have been existing in the Philippines for about 3 decades or more, but I have never heard and was not aware of this brand before.

Kwikset offers contemporary design and style to fit any layout of your door - be it interior or exterior.
Their door hardware comes in a variety of decorative finish choices that coordinate with other design elements in the home. Their finishes are sure to bring you design inspirations to make your home uniquely yours.

Kwikset lock's durability, strength, and reliability cannot be questioned. Few known lock brands along with some Kwikset locks were put into a chemical test by submerging them in ammonia. After few minutes, the more popular lock brands (in the Philippines) went under chemical changes. They easily oxidized, they look like they were burned, but the Kwikset locks did not change at all.

Door locks were also put into a stress or strength test. The representative from Kwikset allowed the guests to hit brand X lock and Kwikset lock with a hard mallet. Brand X was easily detached from the door in just a few hits but surprisingly, the Kwikset lock was not even broken or ruined after 2 guests hit the lock several times. It just got some dents and few bruises but it is still firmly attached to the door.

Kwikset's safety, security, and technology are unmatched. It was proven during some series of tests at the event. During one of the tests, picking tools are used to manipulate the components of the lock device, which requires a high level of skill and practice. Guests tried to unlock 2 unknown brands and they easily did it, but when they tried it to Kwikset's lock, they found it hard no matter how much they tried. This is because Kwiset uses the patented side-locking bar technology. It is a recent innovation from Kwikset which is an improvement on the traditional pin and tumbler design, which is vulnerable to lock-bumping attacks.

Kwikset also introduced SmartKey deadbolts and locks which also feature side-locking bar technology. The technology is also central to the SmartKey’s ability to be rapidly and easily re-keyed. With the re-key technology, you will no longer need a locksmith to change your keys. With just your current key, the re-key tool and your new key, you can change the key that will operate your lock.

Kwikset's Kevo, an innovation which combines security with convenience; is a technology used on smart locks which enables keyless entry. Kevo is powered by a smartphone and a Bluetooth to remotely lock or unlock your home anytime, anywhere.

If these features still won't convince you that Kwikset is one of the very few brands that can be trusted when it comes to locks, then let me also share that Kwikset is ANSI/BHMA Certified. This means that their products are tested and audited and provide the buyer with a certain level of quality assurance. The certification leads to higher design specifications and manufacturing procedures, resulting in a higher-quality product. Therefore, all Kwikset products meet ANSI Grade III or above.

For enhanced security, we must not settle for anything less. We should always choose something that will give superior performance. Remember that locks are prevention for future harm and it's the key to our peace of mind, thus your choice for a lock always matters.
March 17, 2018

Honestbee: My new favorite grocery delivery app

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I frequently shop online but I usually only buy non-perishable items like clothes and beauty products. The prices online are similar to the mall prices, sometimes even cheaper. Also, browsing through catalogues online is less tiring because you don’t need to walk around. It’s like retail therapy without the strenuous work. So when I heard about Honestbee, I was really curious. I found out that they not only are a food delivery app, but also do grocery delivery. As an avid fan of online shopping, of course, I had to try it out for myself!

The app looks simple but is very user-friendly – something that online shoppers will appreciate. Signing up was as easy as 1-2-3. Fill up the account details and you’re ready to go. Entering your address is similar to ride-sharing apps where you have to pin your address, which was a nice touch. When you sign up, you also get a referral link that you could share with your friends and family. This way, you’re not only helping them save 500 pesos, you get 500 pesos off too when they sign up. It’s a win-win situation.

There are a variety of stores to choose from in the app but the one that really caught my attention was their “Deli and International Grocery” section. I know I’m getting my money’s worth whenever I order things that I won’t usually find at the nearest grocery store. Some of the delicacies you’ll find include gourmet cheeses, assorted pastries, and premium cold cuts; all these become accessible to me through I don’t regret signing up and I would surely recommend this to everyone I know.
March 16, 2018

All is set for the 2018 Edition of TOFARM Film Festival

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The average age of farmers in the Philippines is around 50 years old. This is alarming because it might create a gap in the country's agricultural workforce. Indeed, there's a big demand for a new generation - a younger generation - that will succeed the current farmers.

To encourage the youth into agriculture and to open up the minds of the people about how noble the deeds of our farmers are, TOFARM Film Festival was created.

TOFARM Film Festival or TFF which is now on its third edition was the brainchild of Socio-Entrepreneur Dr. Milagros O. How. It was first directed by the late Direk Maryo J. delos Reyes and it is the only advocacy-driven film festival in the country today, with entries showcasing the lives, journeys, trials and triumphs of the Filipino farmer.

In the absence of Diker Maryo, Dr. How sought the expertise of three seasoned film personalities who will stand as Festival Advisers - Bibeth Orteza and Joey Romero, with laurice Guillen as Cosultant. The festival Director, however, is yet to be appointed.

Since 2016, TFF entries have already gained international recognition following local exhibition. "Pauwi Na" starring Bembol Rocco and Cherry Pie Picache received the Golden Goblet Award at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival. "Pitong kabang Palay" which starred Arnold Reyes and Sue Prado was awarded best Children's Film at the 15th Dhaka International Film festival, Bangladesh and Golden Owl Award at the 22nd Aichi International Women's Film festival in Nagoya, Japan. "Paglipay" on the other hand won Best Director Award at the Cultural Diversity Film Festival in Canada. These are just some of the proof that TFF entries are quality stories that deserve acclaim and support locally and internationally.

This year, the TOFARM Film festival will include a TOFARM Short Film Competition wherein entries must be entirely shot on a cellphone.

The weeklong TOFARM Film festival will run from September 12 to 18, with the awards night slated on September 15. The festival committee is now accepting entries for screening. Deadline of submission is on April 20, 2018. You may log on to for more information on how to submit original mauscripts, as well as the mechanics and rules and regulations.

Keep on visiting my blog cause I will be posting more details about TFF's full-length feature screenplay competition and the short film competition, in the coming days.
March 15, 2018

Easy and Effective Way to Hypnotize Somebody

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Many people believe hypnotizing someone is difficult and takes years of studying to achieve. This is wrong, however, because all it takes is a small amount of practice to effectively hypnotize someone who is a willing participant.

Time does make you more efficient in the task, but overall it can be done by anybody who knows the proper techniques. Below we show how to do this.

Prior to actual hypnosis, you will want to speak with the other person to determine what they are trying to achieve. Are they trying to quit smoking? Trying to become healthier? Trying to give up alcohol?

Also supply an image or word a person can think of if they feel like things are taking a bad turn of events. When thinking of this item, they will be able to escape hypnosis.

Relaxation & Pacing Statements
Relaxation and pacing statements prepare the body and mind for a state of hypnosis. Relaxation statements should begin at the feet and work their way towards the head. For example, you could begin with “your feet are becoming heavy,” then mention the legs, stomach, chest, shoulders, on up.
Pacing statements are those which a person will automatically say yes to. For example, you could say that they are sitting in the chair or laying on the sofa. You might mention that their eyes are closed, or something else which is obvious.

Count Down
A countdown begins at five and slowly works back towards one, using relaxation statements between each number to further bring the person into a state of hypnosis. An example of this is: “5, your eyes are getting heavier… 4, your body is feeling more relaxed… 3, you feel yourself sinking into the chair…”

Re-Programming the Mind
Now the person is fully relaxed with an open mind, the purpose of hypnotizing is to reprogram thoughts to achieve the goal. You may say that the person will only breathe clean air if they are trying to quit smoking, or perhaps that they will always feel positive and clear-minded if they are giving up drinking.

Remember to not play around when you hypnotize friends. You should never re-program the mind in a way that the other participant is not aware of.

Include some items to help the person feel better in the future. Positive thoughts like, “When you see the color green, you will remember that you only breath clean air,” or “when you see water, you will remember how pride you should be to have given up drinking.”

Bringing Them Out of Hypnosis
Bringing them out of hypnosis is the same as putting them in, only in reverse. You will try to rouse them by starting at one. For example: “1, you are beginning to feel more awake…. 2, you are slowly feeling the weight lifted from your eyes….”

This is an easy, effective method to hypnotize your friends or family members with. It can be a fun party trick, thanks largely to the misconception of difficulty in hypnotization.
March 14, 2018

Bundle of Joy Giveaway! $350 in Prizes! (US only)

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 Stroller SpotterRonicaLucky Baby WorldCoconut Essentials, Handpainting - Fine Art PrintsLettering On The CheapAmara, Lil' Johns, and Drawing Board Shop


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1 Lucky Winner Will Receive: 

$350 worth of goodies from 9 Sponsors! 

** Prize Includes:**

Stroller Spotter

$25 Gift Certificate to Stroller Spotter! Stroller Spotter is an 18" illuminated antenna for strollers that allows parents to find theirs quickly in a crowd, as well as display a favorite topper. $25.00 RV!


Lucky Baby World

Sukkiri Baby Ring Sling! This mesh ring sling is light, breathable, adjustable and one-size-fits-all! $35.99 RV!

Coconut Essentials

Handpainting - Fine Art Prints

Winner's choice of any four, 8x10 prints! Pick out a set of 4 prints, or mix and match! $54 RV!

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Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 3/15 9:00 AM EST through 4/15 11:59PM EST

Good luck!
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.
March 12, 2018

Bambini relaunches products with Iya and Primo Arellano as ambassadors

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Celebrity mom Iya Villania-Arellano admits she has forgotten how relatively easy her daily routines were before Baby Primo arrived. “I’m not sure how I balance my career with being a mom and a wife; it just happens!” she beams.

“When you know what's important and what you need to get done, then you make it happen. It's important that I list things down so I don't forget. I really need to put things down in my calendar even if its date night with Drew or a playdate for Primo.”

Iya Villania Arellano and Baby Primo are the new endorsers of Bambini Cologne

It’s no wonder why Iya was the natural choice of Cosmetique Asia, the makers of Bambini Baby Cologne, to be its newest endorser, together with Primo. Bambini Baby Cologne underwent a brand refresh with a new look guaranteed to appeal to the young ones.

“We wanted to focus on the playful bond that kids share with their parents. With Bambini, we make these precious random moments more enjoyable. It is evident even in our packaging. We made sure they are attractive enough for children so in choosing what variant to buy, parents and kids get to have fun and interact. All these while maintaining high quality standard and other requirements most parents are looking for — hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. In the near future, we want to launch a complete range of child specific products with a fun loving vibe,” says Cosmetique Asia’s Vice President for Sales and Corporate Development, Tim Chuongco.

Bambini Family BootCamp at the Glorietta Activity Center, Mar. 10, 2018

Inspired by mom-and-child bonding activities and fun elements of nature, the new and improved Bambini Baby Cologne features five new scents: the floral and sweet “Morning Tickles,” the calming “Starry Lullaby,” the clean and breezy “Ocean Kisses,” the cottony fresh “Cotton Cuddles,” and — Iya and Primo’s favorite — the citrusy and fun “Sunny Playtime.”

“We love Sunny Playtime. It's just the scent I prefer on Primo. It has a nice, mild, yummy scent that makes Primo nakakagigil even more! I also love how playful and inviting the packaging is. We actually have to hide the bottles from Primo because he likes to point to the mom and baby animals on the sticker front, then open the bottle to put some cologne on. Baka maligo na sa cologne eh,” Iya laughs.

For Iya, as with all working moms, the greatest challenge is to be there for her child “every moment he does something new or silly” and wanting to be there to witness it. And adding to the challenge and excitement is her announcement of having another baby boy. “Primo doesn't really understand that yet so we're enjoying him as he is for now. When he starts to get curious with my growing belly, then we'll start explaining,” she shares.

Iya also revealed that Primo is going to be a Kuya =)

For a perfect mom-and-baby playtime, Iya and Primo recently joined toddlers and their parents for the official unveiling of the new Bambini Baby Cologne at Glorietta 3 Activity Center. Dubbed the Bambini Baby Cologne Family Bootcamp, the wonderful kiddie event transformed the venue into a wonderland of fun games and activities for kids, including a ball pit, a bouncy castle, giant puzzle blocks and a larger-than-life coloring book, where guests and their children could bond and enjoy the little surprises the activities bring out.

As Bambini relaunches with a new product for babies and kids, it hopes to be a part of every parent and child’s small moments and big adventures. Available in three sizes — 25ml, 50ml and 125ml — and packaged in an easy-to-go grip curvy bottle, the Bambini Baby Cologne lets parents and children enjoy life’s little surprises anytime, anywhere.
March 12, 2018

Help rebuild a World Treasure through Music

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Universal Harvester, Inc.; together with the local government of Banaue offers a new experience to the Filipino and to the world.

The 2018 BANAUE International Music Composition Competition invites composers around the Philippines and all over the world to create Banaue-inspired symphonic works. This is the first time that a competition of this magnitude will be held in the Philippines. With the Grand Prize of USD12,000, two Consolation prizes of USD6,000 each and the week-long immersion in Banaue, this momentous event is set to bring excitement and cultural awakening to the seleced participants and province of Banaue.

20 selected Composer-fellows will be  part of the Banaue Immersion Program. This is where, they will learn and experience local culture and music. With new perspective and inspiration, the Composer-fellows may revise their entry before semi-finals.

The Composer-fellows will rehearse their pieces with an entire orchestra, open for the Banaue audience to enjoy Banaue.

Only 10 Composer-fellows will be chosen to be the finalists to perform on the Finals Night, July 25, 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

This competition is in line with the Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project of Universal Harvester Incorporated headed by Dr. Milagros O. How and the local government of Banaue led by Mayor Jerry U. Dalipog. With the attention that the event will be getting, may it also create awareness of the current situation of this World. heritage Treasure and encourage people to particpate and help.

"We want to let the world know that the Philippines is home to great wonders, nt just in terms of natural resources, but also in inspiring talents from all over the world. And with your support, our friends from the Media, we will be able to take this giant leap together," says Dr. How.

Deadline for sending of entries is on April 15, 2018.

For more details and updates, please check
March 11, 2018

6 Face Massage Machine Benefits Everyone Should Know

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Regularly doing a facial massage is actually one of the keys to keeping your face and the skin surrounding it soft, fair, young, and clean. Using a good face massage machine or any other massager that’s safe to use on your face can even be expected to help in removing blackheads, dead skin cells, and acne. 

If you are still unsure what a regular face massage can do for you, then take note of its positive effects that include the following:

1. Relieves tension – Note that if your facial muscles tense up, there is a higher risk for your skin to develop wrinkles. Because of that, you need to make it a point to massage it regularly. Keep in mind, though, that the length of time it takes for you to massage your face is fully dependent on your skin type.

If you have an oily skin, which is also prone to acne, then make sure that the massage does not exceed ten minutes. If you have a normal to dry skin, then doing the massage for a max of 20 minutes is already good for you. Avoid exceeding that time as it can result in excessive stimulation, which further leads to breakouts.

2. Improves circulation in the area – Another of the amazing benefits of a face massage is that it can stimulate your circulatory system. It can improve the circulation around your face, which is actually good for your skin.

Doing a face massage using a massager or a high-quality cream can also significantly improve the circulation of active blood. It aids in supplying enough oxygen to your skin. In addition, it prevents some common signs of aging that often appear on the face, like wrinkles and fine lines.

3. Makes you look younger – Depending on your present skin condition and age, a regular face massage especially that which involves the stimulation of your muscles through a massager can improve your skin’s overall appearance. It can even stimulate blood flow, which is also beneficial in making your complexion look more glowing and youthful.

4. Natural detoxification for the skin – Another reason for trying to do a face massage using creams and machines is that it works effectively in naturally detoxifying your skin. It flushes out toxic substances from your body, particularly those that are accumulated in your face. This can, therefore, help in making your skin look glowing and healthy. It can also refresh your skin, making it look younger even as you age.

5. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles – Dealing with stressors every day can lead to the buildup of tension in your muscles. This can lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles on your face. With a gentle face massage done regularly, you can relax your drawn and tight muscles. This can significantly reduce the formation of lines and wrinkles. A regular massage together with a hydrating moisturizer is also a huge help in preventing skin dryness and minimizing lines.

6. Curbs congestion – A regular face massage with a machine or a massager can do more than just improve your look and prevent the signs of aging. It is also actually good for relieving the symptoms of allergies, including sinus congestion. Note that the buildup of mucus in your sinus can lead to headaches, puffiness, and pressure.

With a gentle massage and steam inhalation, you can relieve the problem and its symptoms. It is because it can mobilize secretions while also improving drainage and offering relief from congestion.


Tension and stress have a major impact on your facial tissues. They can even lead to the early formation of the different signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines. Fortunately, you can now use massagers and other face massage machines that will allow you to do a good facial massage at the comforts of your own home. Each session can make you relax and stimulate the nerves in your face and neck, which is actually a good thing if you want your facial skin to continue looking good.
March 11, 2018

Family Getaway the Selah Way

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For us, an ideal family getaway is within a place that gives the whole family an avenue to enjoy. Maybe the first that will come to your mind might be Boracay, Puerto Gallera and Baler. Those places offer a lot of activities that each and every member of the family will truly enjoy.

What if I tell you there is a place in Metro Manila that can be an ideal place for a family vacation?

It's just within Pasay City in the place called The Selah Garden Hotel.

Nature at Selah - the garden and gazebo which can also act as a function place

Selah is an 82-room boutique hotel offering a lot of amenities and activities for all ages.

Selah offers a comfortable stay at any of the rooms they offer. They have the very affordable Bunk which is only P800.00 / head / night. The whole area can be shared by up to 6 or up to 8 persons, each person provided with their own bed.

For a family or a group looking for a larger space at a reasonable price, Selah has the Fantabulous Loft at P6,700.00 per night. It has 3 queen-sized beds and a roll-away which can accommodate up to 8 persons.

Welcome to our room at Selah; video of the entire room in my Youtube Channel

If you are a couple who wants to get a quick escape from the city life, they have the Flagship Room which is only P3,200.00 per night.

All the rooms come with a buffet breakfast for two, air-conditioned rooms, WIFI access and more amenities.

At the middle of the hotel are an oasis and a relaxing garden which the whole family will love for its natural setting. The infinity pool is always inviting every guest to take a dip. It also serves as a classroom for scuba diving. In the garden is a swing perfect for kids and the kids-at-heart. Want something extreme? Try the high ropes. Glide through the zip line course, walk on air through hanging bridges, climb up high through the wall, and rappel downward too.

Infinity Pool which changes its colors at night and the high ropes for something extreme

Selah offers function rooms too for corporate events and family celebrations.

We really had a memorable overnight stay at Selah. Most of the hotels we've checked-in inside the metro offers only rooms and food for the family but not physical activities that will set our spirits to a higher level.

I personally love the warmth and hospitality each and every staff showed us. They are always ready to help you with a smile.

The spacious gazebo that lets you enjoy fresh air

So if you are looking for a place to relax, chill and unwind but don't want to experience the stress of booking a flight or a bus ride, Selah is the best place for you.

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March 11, 2018

GoTechs - it's no magic; just real, effective water-resistant spray

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It really pisses me off when my favorite shoes or bags got spilled on with liquid because liquid creates visible ugly marks on the surface that sometimes are so hard to wipe out or clean. But technology really has the answer to most of our problems for it created GoTechs Water Resistant.

GoTechs Water Resistant is a spray that coats the surface of natural/artificial leather and textile products such as shoes, boots, clothing, and handbags to make it water-resistant.

Safety reminders before using

1. For safety, choose a well-ventilated area which is far away from sources of ignition. The spray has chemicals that might cause a fire.
2. Do a trial first on a small inconspicuous spot to confirm the effect of the spray on the product.
3. Avoid placing the spray bottle to direct sunlight and/or places with high-temperature to avoid an explosion. Also, keep it out of reach of children.

I first use the product for my handbag which is made from artificial leather. After the application, my handbag instantly looked clean because the small white spots and dust that are hard to wipe out are gone. After the spray has dried up I saw some white dust left on the surface, but it was easy to clean, I just wipe the surface of my handbag with a clean, dry soft cloth.

I also tried the product to my kids' semi-leather school shoes which are more than a year old. I used a lot of cleaning agents to get rid of the white spots and dirt on the shoes, but they won't disappear. With just an application of GoTechs, the shoes looked clean in an instant and the color became brighter.

I also tried to apply GoSpray on the shoes made of rubber although it is not specified in the bottle that it can be used on rubber materials. I am just curious and would want to explore more of what this product can do and what are its limitations. I was surprised that it has the same effect - shoes became cleaner and brighter!

This product is amazing. It is my first time to try a water-resistant spray and this just delivered what it promises.

Look what happens when your GoTechs-treated shoes got spilled off with water. The water is not absorbed, it just stayed on top of the surface which makes it easier to clean.

What I like about the product is that it dries up fast, in just 10-15 seconds; and it effectively adds a protective layer which makes the product looks clean and new. I love how GoTechs improves the color of my stuff, too.

Would I buy this product? Of course? Who doesn't want an instant new look to our stuff? Who doesn't want a clean and brightly colored bags and shoes?

As a Mom who is always wise when it comes to spendings, this product will help me save a lot for I no longer have to replace old shoes, bags etc; with a new one especially those for the kids, because I can instantly make them new in jus a few strokes and waves of my hands.
March 10, 2018

Artinformal opens its second gallery at The Alley

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ArtInFormal kicks-off 2018 with the opening of its second branch at The Alley at Karrivin Plaza on Feb. 15. The expansion marks the gallery's transition as it redefines its programs to distinguish Artinformal's original location in Greenhills, now referred to as AI1, from its offshoot located in Makati, AI2.

The wall at the second floor of the gallery is adorned by artworks made from wooden planks, paper and paint - Slow Painting by Brisa Amir

Tina Fernandez, Founder and Creative Director explains that both galleries will definitely offer different art experiences with AI1 showing curator-lead exhibitions and AI22 running solo shows by artists. "This makes it more exciting because AI1's viewers will be presented with angles and ideas that will make them look at the exhibition in its entirety and not only each artist's work individually," Tina explains. “In Makati, I choose the artists for the solo exhibitions. This was AI1’s original program which I am moving to Makati. Solo exhibitions will show viewers a particular artist’s current body of works and how these are presented in the context of an exhibition,” Tina continued. 

To celebrate Artinformal’s exciting new phase, Tina masterminded its rebrand, starting with the logo which was refreshed by graphic design house, Inksurge. The modified typeface in lowercase is more casual, a nod to the word “informal” and the gallery’s relaxed character. “We took inspiration on how Artinformal started where there is always a relationship between two (2) points - the artist and the gallery, the audience and the space, the collector and the curator, creative exchanges and encounters, etc., The basis of the dots was derived from the abbreviation of "ai" since it has been the vernacular to ground-zero (Artinformal in Greenhills) . The initials were dissected to create a visual cue,” explains Rex and Jois of Inksurge. 

With the Creative Director, Ms. Tina Fernandez

Jagnus Design Studio’s principal architects and co-founders, Sonny Sunga and Arnold Austria, took charge of AI1’s dazzling revamp as well as the redesign of AI2’s location, a former office at The Alley. Sonny and Arnold reined in their signature strong style in accommodation of Tina’s straightforward mandate: The art should be the star. 

To prepare the space for the required minimalist aesthetic, Sonny and Arnold knocked down walls and stripped off the wooden plank flooring. Vast planes were created, all painted a pristine white. The architects chose cement for the flooring, its texture and tone extending to an angular stairway (the solitary feature gesturing to the architects' distinctive marks) that leads to the upper exhibition halls. 

Drinks and lounge area is available at the second floor

Tina called on WE Design’s Mark Wilson for AI2 to support Arnold and Sonny’s architectural design. “We applied our usual signature, which is lighting design with high visual comfort and style, including attenuating the perimeters of the space so that proportion and volumes are accentuated,” Mark explained. 

Just like AI1, the Makati gallery has spaces for art viewing, a backroom that holds inventory, as well as rooms for entertaining. “The area for drinks and lounging is homage to the kitchen at the old Artinformal,” Mark said. “I suggested this because the volume of this space recalled, to my mind, the spatial volume of the kitchen at the old Artinformal, where everybody liked to congregate and hang out. The essence of that homage is a wall featuring five sconces made out of dinner plates and water glasses — to my mind, quintessential components of any space where food and conversation take place.” 

With a blogger friend at the facade of Artinformal's new home

Arnold and Sonny added a masterstroke in creating a façade that is both unique and yet discreet, or cohesive with AI2’s interiors. A composition of fine textures and geometrics subdued with a coat of white encapsulates the gallery’s new identity as a modern, dynamic exhibition space for contemporary art.
March 09, 2018

Giveaway : Win a Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

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Giveaway is Sponsored By: Music Critic

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This March, is running a giveaway sure to appeal to all the talented Kids of America.
The prize is a Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone with built in Speaker and Disco Ball light! Big, bulky karaoke machines are a thing of the past! The KaraoKing portable wireless karaoke microphone uses Bluetooth karaoke microphone technology to connect directly to your smartphone. It’s compact and professional quality, and perfect for music-loving kids and teens of all talent levels.

1 Lucky Winner Will Receive: 

Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone – Portable KTV Karaoke Machine with Speaker + USB Disco Ball Light, CellPhone Holder & Carrying Case! Perfect for Parties, Work Events & More (E106 2.0 Black) - $44.95 RV

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March 09, 2018

Wear Sweat Blocking T-Shirt To Avoid & Reduce Sweating

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Sweating can be a problem for most men and women and it is a source of embarrassment for those concerned. Some people sweat more than others. There are those that easily sweat at the slightest movement. For some, excessive sweating could be a medical condition or a side effect of some drug they may be taking and usually these conditions could be reversed.

Most women who are entering the menopausal stage tend to sweat profusely and it can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing for them. Sweat soaked clothes and wet armpits causes embarrassment for many and these people are looking for ways on how to reduce sweating. Here are some of the ways people have been using to avoid or reduce heavy sweating.

Using higher-strength deodorants and antiperspirants products to blog sweat pores. You can get these over the counter. Some may worry about the long term use to clog the sweat pores that may results in serious side effects.

Wearing lightweight, breathable fabrics like cottons, or athletic clothing that are made from breathable materials. Choose clothes with a looser weave. The closer the weave, the hotter the clothes. Avoid choosing colours that show sweat easily. Always prepare an extra change of clean, dry clothes. Always carry a large cotton handkerchief to wipe off excess sweat.
Some clothing manufacturers have come up with clothes especially for sweaty people such as the “Don’t Sweat It T-Shirts”. This sweat blocking T-shirt here at Kinxteen are designed with panels in the underarms to absorb moisture and kills odour. The material used is exceptionally comfortable against the skin, and can be easily worn under the outer clothing. The T-shirts are designed for flexibility.

Avoid eating hot spicy food that will aggravate sweating. For those who have problem with sweaty smelly feet and shoes, buy breathable shoes. Remember to use feet powder to keep moisture and odour away and keep your feet dry at all times.
March 08, 2018

Davies brings you Colorgram - an Instagram paradise

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SM City North EDSA and Davies present Colorgram, a world where you not only see but also experience the power of color in new, exciting ways. Open yourself to a new dimension and discover a universe of color like you've never seen before. Celebrate and share your colorful encounters through photos. Set your mind free and get creative - this world of colors is yours to enjoy.

Colorgram features 3 colorful themes:

Shades of Gram is an Instagram paradise for your social media accounts. It is composed of colored walls, floors, art blocks, patterned corners and four uniquely beautiful mood rooms.

Balls of Color is composed of three brand new colorful ball pits that will make your feed explode. It is located at the Annex 4th Floor.

Photo : One of the three giant colorful ball pits

Color Qraze gives you a chance to win prizes by searching for the QR codes and finding out more about Colorgram.

Inside the Colorgram's Mood Rooms in SM North EDSA Atrium are four colorful themes:

What Color are You? will let you explore how the worlds of color and psychology intersect. This space is painted with Davies Megacryl Semi-gloss.

Larger than Life is inspired by the music of OK Go. Davies presents here a colorful world that's larger than life. A world of pastel fun awaits. Play with pastel colors that give soothing, friendly impression. Pastel colors are created by Davies Megacryl.

Photo : Larger than Life theme, pastel colors

Space Warp is a room to explore and learn space perception. Here you can open a world of illusion. This transformation is made possible by Davies Biofresh+ premium interior paint.

It's a Material World is a world inspired by contemporary installation art. It will challenge you to find your own creative voice in this industrialized world. This balance functionality and imagination is made with the vibrant colors of Davies roofshield and Davies Sun & Rain.

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