Guess who got her Althea Beauty Box?!

Last Friday, I was busily tinkering around the Althea PH Website. I found shopping for Korean beauty products really easy because I can easily navigate or just search for the beauty products I want.

Now I won’t act like an expert in Korean Beauty products because I am not. I just am a fan for some of their products and I know that they are really big nowadays in the beauty/cosmetics industry. So when I saw the wide array of products I was like “Whoa what does this do?!” I felt like a little girl in the candy store. I just didn’t know which to check!

The beauty of their site is that the products were grouped according to use, like SKINCARE, MAKEUP, CLEANSER(I think cleansers are a big thing there that it has it’s own tab), PACK & MASK(Koreans love their Facemasks), NEW ARRIVALS and TRENDY ITEMS(Best Sellers). You can also sort their products according to relevance, price or manufacturer. I honestly sorted mine by price because I am running on a budget. Hihihihi

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If you’re asking me about the great things about Althea they would be:

  • The prices are really affordable. – I checked some deal sites and some other online stores and they have the best price!
  • They offer free shipping DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOORSTEP for orders Php1500.00 and above – You don’t have to worry about going to the post office and being charged. And as a Filipino I found this very relieving. That’s actually my main concern when it comes to online shopping.
  • If you were able to get a fake product form Althea, they’ll refund 200% of that item’s purchase value. – Yes, they are confident about the legitimacy of their products!
  • They have an Unconditional Refund Policy – They will refund the product you bought within 30 days. if you’re not satisfied. No questions asked!

Althea Promise

I’ll show you the unboxing post later or tomorrow because I work at night and I badly need sleep. ^-^

Let’s all wait for Feb 15, 2016 because that’s when Althea will officially launch their website! For now you can go there to check it out Althea PH Website.

BPORadio.com Voice War 2016

Would you believe it, there’s a radio station for BPO Employees? Yup! That’s right! It is called The Best Philippine Online Radio, otherwise known as BPORadio.com. And it  has once again launched the biggest nationwide singing competition exclusively for BPO employees Voice War 2016. Filipinos are known worldwide for their talented singing, with more than 1 Million BPO employees in the Philippines, it’s really not that hard to find singers in every company.

VOICE WAR 2016 FINAL POSTER

Last year’s Voice War was a huge success and joined by multiple BPO companies. Due to the unique experience they’ve had, many of its attendees along with the sponsors asked BPORadio.com to do it annually. That’s why BPORadio.com is encouraging every BPO company once again, to join this wonderful event and let their employees shine in this friendly war of voices.

BPORadio.com Voice War 2016 grand finals night will be held at Metro Tent in Pasig City on June 4, 2016 with 20 finalists from the Solo/Duet category, 3 finalists from the Best Band category, and 3 finalists from the Best Video category. The winners from the Solo/Duet category will take home P30,000 for 1st place, P15,000 for 2nd place and P10,000 for 3rd place. The winners from special categories; Best Band and Best Video will both take home P10,000 each.

To join this awesome battle of the voices, please visit www.bporadio.com/voicewar and follow the given instructions.

For sponsorship package information, please e-mail us at voicewar@bporadio.com or call us at 425-4795.

Listen to www.bporadio.com 24 hours a day from Monday-Friday.

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Free Range Eggs and Allergies

Recently I’ve noticed that I get allergies whenever I would eat regular eggs. What regular eggs? The white ones that can be bought from groceries.

The thing is, it doesn’t happen when I eat the brown ones or the free-range eggs. They can easily be spotted because they appear to be brown and some would have spots.

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How they are different is the regular eggs come from farms where the chickens would be given shots, feeds and mostly not permitted outdoors, while their free-range counterparts would be raised without the use of antibiotics, hormones and would mostly eat grass and small insects outdoors.

So earlier my brother showed me where to buy hardboiled free-range eggs. So yes I am very happy because this is a great after gym snack since I didn’t have time to prepare them myself. ^-^

These native chickens would then lay brown eggs that are more nutritious because their moms have more exposure to sunlight which the chicken’s body convert to vitamin D. The best part is since they are hormone and antibiotic free, they tend to be better for people like me!

#perksofabella ACE Water Spa Buy 1 Take 1 Belle de Jour Coupon Experience

It is not a secret that that this is my favorite coupon from the BDJ Planner that I get every year. So it wouldn’t be a surprise if this is the first one  that I will be using.

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The last few weeks felt like a blur. The first two weeks proved to be challenge coming from sickness, trying to recuperate from the holidays, trying to smoosh my social and family life to my busy work schedule then trying to take care of my sick mom while trying to recover from the 2-4 hour a day sleep I had in a long time is very draining.

So last weekend, my mom and I went to ACE Water Spa for a much needed rest and relaxation. I just gave my coupon, paid Php550.00 then we were given our keys. Pardon for the fuzzy pictures as I was just using my cellphone camera.
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We then proceeded to shower and change into our rash guards and cycling shorts. For those who would like to ask why we wore rashguards, it is because of the varying pressures of the water. Sometimes the pressure gets so high it ends up displacing what you are wearing, even undies. So it is recommended to wear rash guards than a swimsuit. No worries I;m sure you’ll have fun!

When we went there a glass panel from the viewing area got broken so I’ll just share the pic c/o their website:
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ACE Water Spa is a place for people of all ages, may they be kids or adults.  If you’re a swimmer and would just like to have a few laps, the pools are often not in use because most would just be there for the massage! ^-^

Why is this place called a Water Spa and why is it called a Hydro Massage?

This is a kind of massage that utilizes “Ultrasonic Jet System” this massages specific areas of the body with its aquatic jets strategically located to relax and soothe tired and aching muscles. This treatment is best done in heated water. So when you’re there you’ll realize that the pool is indeed heated.

Their massages are categorized as soft, moderate and hard massages. Because of these, the customers are assured of the same consistent experience. This also personalizes your massage because it gives the customer the freedom to decide which water equipment to use and which part of his body needs more attention. You can even opt to stay in one place even for an hour, though it is not recommended because it might lead to muscle pain and fatigue.

Kids would even have their own area to play on with slides, a basketball hoop, a lazy river and a fun area where you pull a string and a bucket or water would fall on you. Believe me, I am not a kid but I enjoyed the bucket splash immensely. I often use this after enjoying the hot herbal pools.

Speaking of the Hot Herbal Pools, they have four but only three are marked. They are:
Mint Pool
Has the temperature of 36 C.
Jasmine Pool
This pool is marked at 38 C. will surely make you invigorated while relaxing your muscles.
Lavender Pool
is the hottest pool with 40 C as its temperature, while the lavender scent keeps the skin soft and smooth.

Tips in using the Hot Herbal Pools:

  • I usually go there in that order because if you don’t you’ll feel like it’s too hot. You would want your body to adapt to the heat first before going to a hotter pool.
  • The suggested use per Hot Herbal Pool is about 2-5 minutes. I would suggest leaning into the steel pillows around the pool as they are cold and so your blood pressure wouldn’t rise.
  • This is best for people with chronic muscular pain, or stiffness on their muscles as it relaxes your muscles.
  • You can use the cold pool after using a hot herbal pool and dipping into another pool.
    Immersion on hot herbal pool will open up pores to allow the release of body toxins while stimulating blood flow to the core of the body while tightening the pores. Alternate immersion is recommended to keep your body temperature and heart rate at a healthy level. If it is too cold for you, you will find a shower nearby.
  • Still feeling hot? Keep cool by drinking some water. There’s always a water station near the Hot Herbal Pool.

Doesn’t it sound relaxing? So go ahead and use your ACE Water Spa Buy 1 Take 1 Coupon!

OPI Funny Bunny for My Tips and Toes

I’ve been a good girl this week. Gotta reward myself with some pampering because it will be an extremely busy 3 weeks ahead of me.

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If you still haven’t noticed, the holidays is upon us. Just last night I experienced heavy traffic and I’m sure there’d be more of that in the coming days.

So brace yourself because the holidays is coming!

I felt stressed this week so I decided to reward myself by trying this 24 hour salon along Aurora Boulevard. I think it worked its magic.

I chose OPI’s Funny Bunny.  Because the color is nice without being too bold and I think it looks elegant. Just the right shade for going out and it doesn’t look cheap so I can wear it in the office.

I might get my mom a bottle for Christmas. I know she’s been looking for this shade and well it’s one of our favorite brands. ^-^

What do you think?

2015 Best Ramen in Manila by a Japanese Reviewer

Gaku Nakamura is a self-styled Japanese Ramen Consultant living in Manila. Last year,he listed his top 10 ramen with Ramen Nagi topping the list. But with a number of new and authentic restaurants popping up, here is some of Gaku-san’s top ramen for 2015!

#5 Mendokoro Ramenba

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MUST TRY: Shoyu Tonkatsu

Gaku says: “Mendokoro has tonkotsu-based ramen with chashu. The restaurant looks   just like a Japanese-style kitchen and it reminds me of a good ramen restaurant in Japan, Afuri. The taste of the broth and chasu is very nice.”

#4 Mitsuyado Seimen

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MUST TRY: Cheese Tsukemen

Gaku says: “Tsukemen soup is yuzu flavor and the noodles are thick. I have never thought that cheese can fit wih Tsukemen, but you will be satisfied once you taste it at Mitsuyado!

#3 Ramen Daisho

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MUST TRY: Miso Ramen

Gaku says: “The best Miso ramen in Manila! It is located along Shaw Blvd. Although not located in a major mall, lots of people go there just to eat Daisho’s delicious ramen. Not only ramen, but their gyoza are also delicious.”

#2 Ramen Nagi

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MUST TRY: Butao Ramen

Gaku says: “Nagi’s tonkotsu-based broth tastes like real Japanese tonkotsu. If you’re a first-time visitor, try Butao. When you’ve eaten half of it, try to add their Fire sauce to change the taste. You can also change the firmness of the ramen and the toppings based on your preference.”

#1 Find out Gaku-san’s #1 best ramen in Manila, check out the full list on

http://www.foozap.ph

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Talk about Good Food on Foozap! Foozap is your personal food diary loaded online. From the words, “Food” and “Usap”

(Filipino word for “talk”), Foozap allows you to share your food adventures, search and discover the best restaurants, and create your own foodie community. You can check out food reviews from the top food bloggers, post photos of restaurants you’ve recently tried, add restaurants on your “Wish” list and get notifications if any of your friends visited and reviewed your wished restaurant.

Check out Foozap to start your own food journey! Simply log-in http://www.foozap.ph or download the android app. You can also like their facebook page, http://www.fb.com/foozap

Heads up! Gary V on Novuhair: Putting Energy Into Prevention

Nothing describes Gary Valenciano quite like his moniker “Mr. Pure Energy,” Heis the very image of youthful vibrance, whether onstage or not. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he values the way he looks the same way that he values the core of who he is: a prayerful, faithful husband, dependable father, and a part of what makes Gary stay young looking is his head of hair. 

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What many people don’t know is that, like all other men his age, Gary once worried about hair thinning and hair loss. That’s why, at the first signs of the problem, Gary sought to find ways to prevent it from becoming worse. 

“I first noticed the hair loss in the shower, after I toweled my hair dry. Then one day, my team of hairstylists noticed that my hair was thinning, too. That’s when they told me to look for the product that Fanny Serrano was using, a product called NOVUHAIR,” remarked Gary on his journey to regaining control over his hair loss.

NOVUHAIR is a topical scalp lotion that is a unique combination of 14 different natural ingredients and essential oils for a healthier hair and scalp. One of the factors of hair loss, according to studies, is stress, something that Gary experiences on almost a daily basis. Other factors include hereditary disorders, a persistent illness, major surgery, hormonal problems, childbirth & delivery, medications, infections, pollutants, and even excessive exposure to sunlight. 

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Contrary to popular belief, hair loss is as much a problem for women as it is for men. In many cases, hair loss may be prevented or alleviated through early detection. In the case of Gary, his decision to try NOVUHAIR to prevent his symptoms from worsening made a big difference, and within a few months, he saw remarkable results.

Gary shares his experience with NOVUHAIR as he tells the story of their family hair history: “Hair loss runs in our family, too, even if it sometimes skips a generation. My brother and grandfather both lost their hair, but my dad still has a full head of hair at 87. I just wanted to make sure I take control of my symptoms. 

Now, I use NOVUHAIR everyday, and I’ve noticed that I don’t shed as much hair as I did before, especially after toweling my hair dry. And my hairstylists noticed it, too. I love using NOVUHAIR because it has this minty, cool effect that makes me feel like my hair is always clean and fresh.”

  “In less than a month and half, I already saw results even if I was told to wait three to four months before I can see a difference. The effects on me were much faster. There were fewer strands on my white towel, which basically was within the normal boundaries of hair loss for an average person. Before using NOVUHAIR, I used to shed more.” This is due to the fact that NOVUHAIR penetrates deep to help rejuvenate, nourish, & maintain moisture in the scalp and hair. By improving the blood circulation in the scalp, NOVUHAIR helps stimulate hair growth and aid in preventing further, excessive hair fall, while also improving the overall appearance of the hair.

“I never endorse a product that I did not experience first. I have to make sure it is really effective. With Novuhair, I can say that it has really contributed to my peace of mind and overall well-being. And, heads up, as Novuhair is now part of my daily routine, which includes prayer, diet, and medication. God has truly lived up to his promise in my life, and as he says in Psalm 92:14 ‘I will keep you fruitful even in old age. Fresh and green.’ I am very happy now that Novuhair is a part of that.”

NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss is available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watsons, Rose Pharmacy, South Star Drug & Manson Drug, Metro Gaisano Pharmacy, The Landmark (Makati & TriNoma), J Centre Mall (Cebu), KCC Malls (Gen. Santos City & Koronadal City), NCCC Malls (Palawan & Davao), Gaisano Malls (Davao & Gen. Santos City) and online at http://www.regaloservice.com and http://www.lazada.com.ph. For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575.

Watch his Youtube video here.

Follow the bouncing cat in her adventures in life. Doing what she does best, cook, eat, blend her healthy concoctions and just enjoy life as she sees it.

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