Among a parent's list of worries when it comes to raising their children is them getting dirty and being exposed to germs which can bring about various illnesses, but through proper washing and hygiene, these concerns are easily addressed.
Smart Parenting and Belo Baby know the importance of teaching kids basic hygiene so they broughlt one of the most influential mommy, Nicole Hernandez, plus her kid, as well as members of the media to have a grand playdate with none other than Belo Baby's cutest ambassador, Scarlet Snow Belo!
"These days, more and more kids get hooked on screens and gadgets instead of them doing "real play" that's why we thought of having this grand playdate to remind them and their parents that it's so much more fun to play with actual toys and run around with other kids. No need to worry about sweat or dirt because there is alwaus Belo Baby to keep them fresh and clean.", said Joyce delos Reyes, Group Brand Manager of Intelligent Skin Care, Inc.
During the grand playdate held at Kidzoona Shabgri-La Plaza, kids were shown how to become "Belo Babies." Belo Baby wipes and hand sanitizers were placed throughout the venue so both dads, moms and kids could keep themselves clean as they enjoyed the day.
Belo Baby Wipes are gentle and is enriched with chamomile extracts, aloe vera, and Vitamin E. It is 99% water and carefully formulated to be safe and gentle for baby's face, hands, and bottom. It is hypoallergenic, pH-balanced, and dermatologist-tested.
Belo Baby Sanitizer gently cleans and moisturizes kids' hands and leaves a fruity scent. They have three scents available: blueberru, peach, and green apple.
Through the use of Belo Baby products, kids were free to run around, play, interact with other kids, and have fun without having to worry about germs of harmful bacteria getting in the way.
After the fun-filled event, all guests got to take home their own Belo Baby kit containing essentials that every parent and child would need for everyday use.
These goodies are very useful for they got some of the basic items that we need for traveling with the kids! Aside from the baby wipes and hand sanitizers, we've got colognes, and hair & body wash.
Belo Baby Hair & Body Wash thoroughly yet gently cleanses the scalp, hair, and body leaving it smelling fresh and fragrant. It lathers well and is mild on babu's skin. After using it on my kids for 2 weeks, there had been no allergic reaction nor irritation so it is nice!
Belo Baby Colognes are so nice to smell, they have a variety of watery, sweet, and fruity scents. They are gentle on the nose, not overpowering. Putting a few drops of these onto their clothes help in keeping them smelling fresh! I usually don't put colognes directly on kids' skin for they might be sensitive onto it though.
We have received a Belo Baby reusable bag which looks sooooo cute and adorable. The material that it was made of is sturdy and it's perfect for your little girl!
We also got a Belo Baby fan which is perfect for the humid weather, a bag tag for your kiddos this coming school days, and stationaries for writing your grocery lists, memo, etc! The designs are cute and bubbly!
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Having no helpers at home means that we should do all the household chores ourselves. Being a yaya-less full-time mom of two, I am quite busy with my kids so when it comes to cleaning the house, I make sure that we use the kind of products that effectively do the job without the hassle!
When it comes to washing the dishes, I can totally rely on Bubble Man Love in Action Easy-Rinse Dishwashing Liquid, we moms and dads (and kids, hey!) can now wash the dishes without worrying about the harmful effects on the skin, the antibac formulation of this product is effective yet gentle on the hands and smells great too!
Since my hands are full in tending to my kids most days, there are times that dishes were left for a day or two before being washed. That's how busy parents are y'know! Haha! Anyway, with Bubbleman, I can finish washing a sink full of dirty dishes in just an hour! Why that fast? It's because with a trusty sponge and metal scrubber, its formulation can effectively remove grease, oily residue, foul odor, etc. In the photo above, you can see that at the top is when I was done with the dishes and on the bottom part was before cleaning them all.
Bubble Man is a highly efficient, economical, environment friendly and Philippine-made Dishwashing Liquid that promises to make cleaning easier and more fun for the entire family.
It is three times more affordable than the market’s leading brand, rinses off easily and cleans more items than the average dishwashing liquid. A multi-tasker, a single drop of Bubble Man mixed in water can already be used to clean the kitchen sink. A few drops in a water bucket, can clean the entire floor, or the car, and because of its gentle formula, can also be used to clean toys and mom’s delicate make-up brushes.
Being biodegradable, Bubble Man prides itself in being very gentle on skin, preventing skin irritations and allergies.
Bubbleman comes in three variants: Lemon, Antibac and Kalamansi scents. The 270 ml size retails for only Php 32.50, while the 880 ml bottle retails for only Php 70.00, with special promo pack 270ml for only 55.00 while promo pack 880ml is only 130.00
Bubble Man is available at all leading supermarket such as Puregold, Mercury Drugs, Robinson, Waltermart, Landmark, Fishermall Supermarket, METRO and other groceries nationwide and is a proud product of Mikewell Corporation.
Mikewell Corporation is a 100% Filipino-owned company established by two Chemical Engineers in 2005, with the objective of creating house cleaning products that improve quality of life, through clean homes and a safe environment.
We women have several issues that we face day-by-day and with so many things that we are busy about, our health should be our top priority. One of the things that we neglect unintentionally is our feminine area's health. Some women use too harsh external feminine hygiene cleansers that cause drying and irritation and some don't know what to do to prevent vaginitis, and other vaginal bacterial infection from reoccuring. With that, it is time for us women to educate ourselves of what products we can use to improve our situation down there!
A month ago, a sample of Jil Gyung Yi was sent to me to try. They told me that I can use it after my mentrual period so I waited until I got my OB's go signal. After all, we can't experiment with just anything especially if it concerns our genital! Haha!
JILGYUNGYI is a feminine cleanser in a tablet form. It works wonders to remove unpleasant odor and maintain healthy vaginal PH level. Please be advised that the product is FDA registered.
Just in case you are curious, here is a more thorough product description of Jil Gyung Yi with instructions on how to use it:
Watch this video to know more:
I started using Jil Gyung Yi a few days after my period. The first time that I tried it, I felt an itchy sensation inside while the two tablets were melting inside me. It may be easy to use and insert since the shape of the tablets are oval and the size is small. However, it kinda felt uneasy since it was my first time using the product.
After 5-10 minutes, the tablets completely dissolved and there was a light yellowish-white discharge that came out (and that is why you need to put a pantyliner if you plan on using this!) I washed myself with a gentle feminine cleanser after. In all fairness, after washing off, no more irritation was felt. I think that maybe the reason why it was itchy was because Jil Gyung Yi was acting as an internal vaginal cleanser and some bacteria were reacting with the product. There was no foul odor afterwards which is why I think the product is effective!
The sample that I got was enough for three days: the first two consecutive days and the day on the week after. I like the effect that it had on me.
What are my thoughts?
- It is an effective internal vaginal cleanser,
- Easy to use and doesn't affect movement,
- When used regularly, it can prevent bacterial infection.
However, results may vary and what worked for me may or may not work for others. If you have no issue with your vagina, you may not need this product. But if you are, let's say, sexually active or prone to infections like vaginitis, yeast infection, UTI, etc then it might be best to start using thisit, with the go siignal of your OB-gyne of course!
You may place your orders at:
Lazada Store: https://www.lazada.com.ph/ jilgyungyi-34211793.html?ff=1& sc=MXJIAQ==&rb=84082
And visit their social media acxounts for more information and updates:
Binondo is known as the world's oldest Chinatown and, as such, is richly steeed in history and culture. Since it was established in 1594,it has always been a busy hub for commerce for the Filipino-Chinese community and has been a must-visit tourist spot for those who want to taste a mix of Old Manila and Fil-Chi culture.
This old-world charm meets vibrant modern luxury at the newly-opened Blulane Hotel, a 17-story building with 172 rooms, established primarily to cater to the needs of local guests, business travelers, international delegates, and foreign guests. Designed and built with a high-class and sophisticated touch located at the center of Chinese business district, Binondo, The Blulane Hotel is surrounded by bustling tourist attractions, neighboring recreational hubs and Philippine historical landmarks, an ideal location where business meets leisure.
On May 25, 2018, we attended The Blulane Hotel's media night wherein writers, bloggers, and press people will experience the service of the hotel and taste the Blu Cafe's dishes. To make it even more fun, we brought along our companions such as family and friends!
With our busy schedules with the kids and hubby's job, it was a good thing for us to spend time with our families in a different place outside our home. Staycations like this give us a new environment to experience so we can relax and unwind (and not think too much of household chores!)
The Blulane Hotel's lobby is beautiful. My kids kept on playing all over the area while me and my blogger friends were having drinks and snacks at the Coffee Club.
Coffee enthusiasts will enjoy the inviting atmosphere at The Coffee Club. Unwind, unplug and converge in this intimate part of the hotel, a perfect spot for your picture perfect experience with their signature frappe, smoothies, and drinks partnered with sweet delicacies.
We ordered strawberry cream frappe, java chip frappe, and a chocolate cake and they were satisfactory, masarap!
After hanging out at the Coffee Club, we went to our respective rooms. I requested a non-smoking room/floor with two separate beds because we have two kids along with us. We stayed in a Superior Room, we got 2 twin beds and an additional single bed at the corner.
This room's rate is Php 7,000 a night but you can request for either a king size bed or 2 twin beds.
The property is a midrange hotel offering a 5-star quality of service. The aesthetic throughout the property is clean and contemporary, with Asian-inspired interiors to make guests feel at homethe. Guests can enjoy modern luxury with their 171 well-appointed Superior and One-bedroom Executive Suites that make for a luxurious night's sleep.
The hotel's Superior rooms are perfect for short business trips or weekend getaways while the One-bedroom Executive Suites are ideal for vacationing families or international executives.
Around 7:30pm, we went to the Blu Dynasty to experience the Grand Cantonese Dinner Showcase. Selected bloggers, influencers, and media people were invited to taste the food they have to offer!
The Blulane has 2 specialty restaurant that offers wide selection of authentic Cantonese and western menu. Located atin the 3rd level, The Blu Dynasty. will let you feel the Cantonese experience magnificently structured in its interior, details, and services. Their Lauriat menu is intricately handled by their Cantonese chefs that gives a personal mix of experience and innovation on its dishes. Blulane hotel gives a wide selselection of menu that suits to perfection for its diverse culture of hotel guests. Western cuisines is being offereda at the Mezzanine level.
The moment we got here, we were hungry and ready to eat the dishes that they had prepared! Oh myyyy there were so many dishes to choose from and it was hard to choose a favorite! Here are what we had that night: indeed a Grand Dinner!
Needless to say, we were highly satisfied with the food leaving us all full. I wondered then what would they have for us for The Big Breakfast Banquet the next day.... Hmmm...
After a relaxing night sleeping on comfortable soft beds and air-conditioned room, we woke up feeling refreshed and ready for the day!
The Big Breakfast Banquet was held at the Blulane Ballroom, 2nd Floor at 9am. The dishes were scrumptuous and heavy that I'll be calling it a "brunch" instead! While we were feasting on these delicious delights, the closing program was happening there as well.
There were cupcakes prepared to be given to bloggers and. media people. As expecteda, masarap sya ha! Here are some of the dishes that we had for breakfast:
Signature Fried Rice, Vegetable Medley, Pan Grilled Fish Fillet, Signature Fried Chicken, Beef Forester, and Roasted Porkloin. There were also brownies and small cakes for dessert. Fortunately, I was able to take home a Sans Rival cake c/o The Bluelane Hotel as I won in one of their contests during the program! 😊
Afterwards, me and my friend Ann, went to have a 20-min body massage at the Pamper Pleasure by The Blulane - The Spa, it's perfect to have done this before checking out of the hotel. We felt relaxed afterwards!
The Blulane Hotel is just a few walks away from Manila Chinatown. If you plan to visit the inner corners of Manila, or if you are healing crystal-hunting as well just like me, Ongpin is nearby as well! All in all, we had a great overnight staycation at the Blulane Hotel!
Come, visit them and create memories together as they welcome you into your new home, The Blulane Hotel. Experience one-of-a-kind service that comes from the heart. Located at 609 Tomas Mapua Street, Binondo, Sta. Cruz, Manila.
For inquiries and reservations, call them at (02)777-2258 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.theblulanehotel.com
Breastfeeding can be beneficial and rewarding for both mothers and babies, but at the same time, entails a lot of hard work which can be a bit tedious. In order to keep quality breast milk supply sufficient, it is essential to always stay hydrated because breastfeeding can make the nursing mother really thirsty! This means that we need to be sipping liquids most of the day. But most important of all, the health and nutritional state of the mom must always be at the optimum to make sure quality milk is being produced for her baby. Although water is good, it can get a bit dull as well as lacking nutritional value and content.
In 2011, NatureEarth has introduced M2 concentrate tea drink. With malunggay, okra and ginger as its main ingredients, it is packed with powerful nutrients, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium and has been proven to significantly improve the amount of milk of nursing mothers. It is, by far, the best and most convenient diet for breastfeeding mothers, which are important for a baby’s growth. Malunggay, okra and ginger are also low calorie vegetables that are excellent sources of calcium and healthy antioxidants, important for both mothers and theirs babies.
Check out the video below to know more about this product:
It is a known fact that malunggay is a good enhancer of breastmilk. And to further support this claim, a case study research was conducted by NatureEarth wherein twelve moms ages 18 to 33 years old with babies ages 2 weeks to 2 months old were asked to participate. Half of them were asked to drink one glass of M2 concentrate tea drink daily, while the other half were asked to drink 2 glasses. After a month of regularly drinking M2 concentrate drink, the 6 mothers who drank 2 glasses daily claimed they produced more breast milk. While the other 6 who drank only a glass did not notice any changes on the quantity of their breast milk.
On the second month, all mothers claimed to have an increased amount of milk being produced, including the ones who only drank a glass daily.
Then on the third month of continuously drinking M2 concentrate drink, everyone noticed that they felt better because no one got sick during the three-month period and there was an ease in bowel movement. Some mothers even claimed that their skin became smoother.
In my case, there were days that I was able to drink only a glass of the M2 Tea Drink and on some days, I was able to drink it twice: morning and afternoon. It was easy for me to prepare this drink since all I had to do is fill up the mug with cold water and add 3-4 tbsp of the tea concentrate. When I'm lazy, I use yung takip ng bote nito as a measuring "cup", fill it up twice and mix it in my drink, hehe!
Its taste was good, a little bit sweet but not too much and it isn't bitter either. My baby even drinks a bit of this sometimes coz it tastes delicious that even picky kids can tolerate the taste.
I had been using it for a month and I must say that my milk supply is still going good. My baby seems satisfied and full whenever she latches on to me, she isn't fussy like as if may kulang. I don't pump so I can't give you a number of how many ounces of milk can I produce. Yes, my baby prefers direct latching and she doesn't drink milk from the bottle, even pumped breastmilk, however, she drinks a lot of water and eats many food since she is 1.7 years old already. My baby may look slim but rest assured that she is healthy, well-fed, playful, and energetic.
Aside from the M2 Drink Concentrate Tea Drink, I also like their Shing-a-ling snacks! Whenever I visit pasalubong stores in the province, I make sure that I get a few packs of shing-a-lings all the time. I think that is why my kids also love eating them! Actually, when they saw these products, they got so excited that after taking photos of 'em, they opened it kaagad and ate them, leaving only a half for me! Haha!
These snacks are fortified with moringa, a well-known galactagogue. The other ingredients are wheat flour, moringa powder, cheese flavor, salt, pepper, sour cream powder, food color, amongst many others.
I love how they taste like especially the cheese flavor! I maybe biased but it was really good. Well, the sour cream is yummy as well. I like that they are guilt-free healthy snacks that help with lactation somehow!
For more information about the product and other updates, please follow their Facebook page, M2 Lactation Club.
This cool and refreshing tea is available in all Robinsons Supermarkets and Andoks Litson Manok stalls. M2 1L concentrate tea drink is only Php 259 while their ready-to-drink one is only Php55.
When women become mothers, the usual time spent for monthly facials, body massage and hair spa sessions when they were single turn into play dates, child-rearing, kiddie workshops, and whatnots. One of the things that I have unintentionally neglected since I became a yaya-less full-time mom is taking care of my long hair. I usually put my hair in a bun or just leave them as is attempting the trending beach waves hair look coz honestly, hair styling takes too much effort especially if you're juggling too many stuff at the same time.
Anyway, it was a really great thing when V&M Naturals treated us beauty bloggers for a hair spa day at the Benibana Beauty Hub! It feels nice to be "beautified" even for just a day!
For this hair spa day, V&M Naturals Hair Care products such as Lichen + Coffee Shampoo and Conditioner, Voilai Locks Deep Repair Hair Masque, and Hair I Am Hair Enhancer & Growth Accelerator Spray were used. I have discovered V&M Naturals, almost 4 years ago in Instagram at which during that time, they were selling natural artisan soaps, balms, oils, and the likes. I bought some of their products before and I liked them, so hearing that they now have a hair care line excites me!
I have always been on the lookout for hair care products that are made of only natural ingredients because some chemically-based shampoos and conditioners available in the market are too harsh for my sensitive scalp, leaving me e dandruff, acne around the jawline/chin/hair line, and bacne. My hair texture is fine and thin, my scalp tends to get oily while the ends of my hair strands are kinda dry and brittle, which makes split ends and falling hair as some of my biggest concerns.
V&M Naturals Lichen + Coffee Shampoo (Php 750)
If you think your crowning glory is invicible from stress, think again. With daily exposure to pollutants, it deserves an extra TLC. Give it a break with V&M Naturals Lichen + Coffee Sulfate-free Foaming Shampoo.
Its key ingredients are alpine lichen extract that has excellent antibacterial profile and anti-inflammatory properties just like emu oil which fights free radicals while moisturizing the hair; coffee extract that contains caffeine which stimulates the hair follicles resulting in reduction of hair loss and promotion of hair growth; swiss-grade yoghurt that helps maintain pH balance of the scalp and regulates hair moisture; naturally-derived sodiu lactate and sodium gluconate that acts as humectant; natural citronellol which combats and reduces odor absorbed by the hair; and sericin which contains 18 amino acids including those needed for hair growth.
V&M Naturals Coffee + Lichen Sulfate-Free Conditioner (Php 850)
Give your hair all the pampering it needs with V&M Naturals Lichen + Coffee Sulfate-free Hydrating Conditioner. Brimming with protein and essential amino acids from Hydrolyzed silk to help restructure hair and repair damage caused by constant combing and pulling. Fortified with Lichen extract, nourishing Yogurt, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids from Emu and Argan, it effectively fights odor-causing bacteria, regulates hair moisture and protects the hair against sun damage while detoxifying Coffee seed extract stimulates collagen production.
V&M Naturals Voila! Locks Deep Repair Hair Masque ( Php 580)
After washing and conditioning our hair , they were coated with the Voila! Locks Deep Repair Hair Masque for 5-7 minutes before getting rinsed. I was surprised how fast the "treatment" was!
For damaged hair in need of instant repair, Voila! Locks Deep Repair Hair Masque is a 5-7 minute revitalizing treatment that helps reconstructs damaged hairor caused by chemical treatments or hair styling. It is rich in Emu Oil, Coconut Oil, Keratin, Argan Oil, and Alpine Lichen Extract that restores hair's elasticity and improves its strength from the inside out.
Voila! Locks Deep Repair Hair Masque is very emollient and rich that with just a small amount, it was able to coat all of my hair strands. I loved that it wasn't that hard to rinse and there were no unnecessary residues left behind that. makes the hair feel heavy, weighed-down, and sticky.
After our deep repair hair masque session, our hair were dried and styled. I chose a simple and uncomplicated straight hair for mine rarely looks that sleek. Haha! They finished it off by spraying it with Hair I Am mist.
V&M Naturals Hair I Am
Ultimate Hair Enhancer & Growth Accelerator (Php580)
Carefully curated with the latest actives from nature, Hair I Am combines Green Tea, Rosemary, Chameleon Plant, and Perilla Leaf extracts to target and help recover weak hair follicles by nourishing deep into the roots. Enriched with Coffee and European Larch Wood, it reactivates hair growth by improving the absorption of nutrients in each follicle as it soothes and prevents scalp irritation that may cause hair loss. Fresh essences from Sugarcane and Lemon are added to significantly increase shine, smoothness and softness in each strand resulting in healthier, stronger, and thicker locks as it grows longer in as early as 3 months of continuous use.
Using Hair I Am is easy. Shake well and spray on the entire area of clean, towel-dried scalp. Afterwards, mist on the hair and comb to spread evenlt. Leave it on and style as desired. Use during morning and night time to grow your hair thicker, livelier,and healthier.
I personally enjoyed the treatment that day because even before having my hair styled, it already felt soft and smooth to the touch after the hair masque was rinsed. It was manageable and bouncier. I hope my hair is this pretty everyday! Did I mention that my hair smells sooooooooo good afterwards? Oh yeah, like flowers in a garden and fruits in a basket while you're having a picnic in a beutiful place, hehe!
We were told that after even if we won't shampoo and condition our hair after this day using the hair masque, it will be okay since it won't smell of sweat, the scalp will stay non-greasy, and the best of all it will still smell nice and fresh at two days most after the treatment. And with that, I tried not washing my hair with shampoo and conditioner for two days and here is what happened.
As you can see in the photo, my hair looks lively, bouncy, and manageable. My scalp has no dandruff and it doesn't look oily here.
So, after weeks of using this, I must say that I highly recommend these products. The shampoo and conditioner are safe for daily use BUT using ot every other 2 days is alright as well. Using the deep repair hair masque once a week is helpful for dry and damaged hair, and the Hair I Am mist keeps the hair protected and lessens its frizziness. For the price point, it may be a li'l bit expensive for others when you compare it to the other brands in the grocery store, but since these are made of natural ingredients and have long-term health benefits, it is worth investing in.
Benibana Beauty Hubs is located at #187 N. Averilla St. Barangay Sta. Lucia, San Juan City. For more information, visit the Benibana Beauty Hub Page.
V&M Naturals is a local face & body care brand that started online and now its business has grown with kiosks available in selected malls in the Philippines. For more information visit the V&M Naturals website
Founder of Astral Crystals.