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My 2017 Goals

January 31, 2017


Last year, I wasn't really able to make some posts for my year 2016. A year has passed, and I could really say that I have gone tougher and stronger.



With 2016 a very trying time for me as a mom and as a wife - a homemaker to a small starting and growing family was like diving into deep water without having to know how to swim. That was how my 2016 last year started.


Those trying moments, I held on to my mom my dad and also my husband. I could not make it alive without them seriously!


I looked up to the sky too! Thinking what the hell have I gone myself into? It was a drastic moment, so this year if ever I will be given the chance, I would like to make small adjustments to my goals and strokes for motivations. I commit myself to growing more cautious on the food that I eat things that I prepare for my kids and family. This year, I commit to a healthy lifestyle most especially that my husband has been recently diagnosed with hypertension. One that is at the verge already so I am practically looking for ways to motivate him too for lifestyle changes. Hopefully, he gets  the drill and then lower his chances of other diseases accompanied by it.

Also this year, our country, the Philippines hosted the ever beautiful Miss Universe and Miss France, Iris Mittinaere won! Yay! She was my bet. Here is some of the quotes from Miss Australia who also happens to have the same definition for success as mine. 😁😁



The first month of 2017 is a very trying time again for us. It's like the things that happened from last year has some small aftershocks on this month to us. 

But hopefully, with the loving grace of God, we can still make it. One thing that I want to focus also for this year aside from health is to focus more on moving. Going around some more with the kids and spending moments with them more. Maybe by February we can do that? Who knows. 

There are a lot of things that I want to achieve this year aside from living a healthy lifestyle, I would liek to switch my travel mode on and spend some time with my kids outdoors. Also, in the plans are growing this blog of mine. It's been 8 years but I still have not reached my goal for this blog so I commit to that this year.

How about you? What are your goals for this year of the Fire Rooster?

Let me know in the comments below.

Stay fab!

-nanaykikay-

5 Beauty Essentials for Makeup Artists

December 19, 2016



Yay it is already December! I cannot believe it's been a year since the day I went on full-time mommy mode. It has been a long time too since I posted my hauls on this blog, but today I will be sharing with you my Beauty/Skincare/Makeup Haul from BeautyMNL

My beauty haul! πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜˜







Used my phone to access the site, and shopped!




I have read so many blogs and posts already from my fellow beauty bloggers about BeautyMNL, but today I got to experience online shopping for beauty products from their site for the first time. 




BeautyMNL is the No.1 and Biggest Beauty Site here in the Philippines. What I love about this is that you can easily shop at the comfort of your home and discover new products, too. Perfect for busy/kikay moms like me. πŸ˜‰


The Products that I got:



My longing for a blush and contour kit that is affordable and pigmented have been fulfilled with this one from Detail Makeover. I love the shades perfect for my morena skin. I'm just not that impressed with the highlight color though. But overall for 399 (it was on sale from 499 when I got it) this is worth a try.





I was looking for a makeup remover and since the Maybelline Micellar Water got sold out before I checked out I got this instead. It is actually my first time to use it and I am quite impressed how gentle it is on my face and it removes my makeup well decently plus it is affordable.






I bought this bottle because I was looking for an alternative makeup setting spray and also for skin care. I love that this is so affordable and I like that it has natural ingredients too. Based on the reviews from the site other shoppers are raving about this product. It's currently sold out.






I gave this product a try since I really wanted to eliminate the acne scars and dark spots on my face. I will be posting my detailed review on this product soon. So hope you can checkI love that I can use this in my underarms and bikini areas too. 😊



5. Dearberry Facial Cream (Freebie) 😍😘


What I love about the site is the easy access it has and a great range of beauty items. I also like that they provide beauty articles, too! It's like reading a beauty mag and shopping all at the same place. 😍

If you like taking selfies, join the #selfieMNL contest! Get a chance to win a Printster polaroid of your pretty face and a PHP200 BeautyMNL GC.  Click here for the complete details



Thanks for reading my post loves! SEE you on my next post!



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5 Resorts for that Quick Family Getaway

November 20, 2016

Going on a vacation with my family has always been a dream for me. Growing up on an island gave us a lot of access to nearby beaches and mountain resorts. When we were young, I could not count the number of times we would visit the beaches of Liloan, Argao and some shorelines in Lapu-Lapu Mactan. 

Imagine having to bond and also eat out with your loved ones with the sand on your toes and the beach waves and the smell of sea in your hair. I am starting to miss the sound of the beach waves and smell of the seafoods like crabs, pusit and suaki as I write this post. Lol πŸ˜‚

Now that I already have a family of my own, I would love to go wander around more with Adi and Ami. I want them to experience the same feeling and moments of my childhood with them. I think that it is in those times where we could truly feel more alive and connected with one another.

These are the 5 places I want to explore more myself alongside my small family and I simply could not wait to book hotels online through Travelbook.








An eco-chic boutique resort set at the beachfront of the Momo Beach in Panglao, Momo Beach House is an exciting destination that promises utter relaxation and a lot of time for some peace and quiet.

Spotlight: Puritan's Pride now available in the Philippines

June 7, 2016

Just recently, I have been making healthy meals for myself and the family.

Health is an essential part in every individual and in every home most especially to our family. Now that I am just at home watching and taking care of my toddler and new born baby. It has been a roller coaster ride with all the highs and it lows. I also experience hyper acidity recently, and just last summer I collapsed and how we survived the summer heat was also a very hard time for me. I felt depressed knowing that I am not fully capable to perform my job as a full-time mom and wife.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE SUPPLEMENTS I HAVE RECEIVED AND DEFINITELY TRY THEM OUT.
I will have to consult first with my doctor as currently I am nursing and will definitely need a consultation before taking anything.

Puritan's Pride one of the leading health supplements and vitamins brand in the USA is now in the Philippines via Puritan's Pride PH (www.puritanspride.ph)

Go Basic with the Basics Collection from Zero Three Two

May 27, 2016



Great news to all fashionista moms out there!
The clamor for Basic for Zero Three Two basic shirts were heard.
The clothing and media company based in Cebu has released their Basics Collection and comes with four designs.

Love Organic. Choose Organic: Nayangu Personal Care Products

December 31, 2015

Mommsies, Recently I got this items from Nayangu.
I was really excited about this since I heard that they are Philippine made and all these items are 100% Organic. Read on to find out more of these amazing products!






 Blossom
Feminine spray

The best intimate feminine solution that is formulated with lavender infused in a gentle cleaner mixed with a zest of mint giving way for a cool, clean and fresh feeling all day. Experience a practical feminine leave-on sanitizing product that comes very handy especially during red seasons.

INGREDIENTS: lavender, peppermint , lemongrass hydrosol, menthol, virgin coconut oil, vitamin E, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:

Must-try. Perfect for women on the go, just one spray for that fresh feeling down there. Smells so much like lavender and a slight odor of mint.



Handshake
Hand spray

Protect yourself at all times with a spray-on hand sanitizer that helps prevent sweaty palms. Made from plant extracts suspended in lemongrass hydrosol water, Handshake has a gentle cleaner with a high wetting power allowing it to be absorbed through the folds of our hands.

INGREDIENTS: oil extracts of lemongrass, sweet orange, green tea and calamansi, lemongrass hydrosol, vitamin E, virgin coconut oil, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
I like using this spray when I am out especially during my trips to the hospital for prenatal check-up.
It has that refreshing feel upon application plus it smells good too! I find that it is easily absorbed by my hands.... 
Highly-recommended product!


March
Foot spray

Regulate sweating and ultimately get rid of germs, fungi and bacteria. It effectively takes away the odor within minutes of spraying. It even works well on hard to reach skin and in between toes. Uniquely blended with natural essential oils, experience freedom and keep your feet sanitized and fresh all day.
INGREDIENTS: bamboo grass extract, lemongrass, green tea, peppermint and calamansi essential oils, lemongrass and citronella hydrosols, menthol, vitamin E, virgin coconut oil, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
Definitely a must try product, just one spray and you're good to go. Keeps you feet fresh all day.


 Soothe*
Deodorant

Get caught in tight situations without ever feeling conscious. Feel liberated as you can freely express yourself knowing that your daily protection keeps germs, bacteria and fungi away. This spray-on deo has all natural ingredients keeping you fresh all day, everyday.

INGREDIENTS: bamboo grass extract, lemongrass, green tea, peppermint and calamansi essential oils, lemongrass and citronella hydrosols, menthol, vitamin E, virgin coconut oil, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review: 
This product smells citrusy to me. It has a slightly stinging sensation too after spraying on my underarms which to me is refreshing. I love this product that I use it almost everyday. The Cons to this is that I have to reapply again after in the afternoon for a much longer effect. I highly recommend this product. 



Refresh
Masculine spray
Who says it’s only for women? Men can also stay clean and fresh with a personal care product that not only helps prevent itchiness and rashes caused by dryness on intimate areas – an on-the-go natural treatment ideal for active men keen on staying clean and fresh.
INGREDIENTS: sandalwood, bamboo extract, peppermint , lemongrass hydrosol, menthol, virgin coconut oil, vitamin E, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
Must try for men. Smells odor of wood, perfect for travelling and when outdoors just one spray and you get that fresh and clean feel.

Breathe
Mouth spray
Feel confident and enjoy relaxing conversations without having to worry if you’re breath is starting to make an embarrassment out of you. Breathe easy and keep feeling refreshed all day with a handy, alcohol free mouth spray laced with stevia and xylitol.
INGREDIENTS: peppermint , spearmint, lemongrass hydrosol, stevia, xylitol, virgin coconut oil, vitamin E, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
Perfect for dates, and when on intimate conversations with friends, colleagues or special someone. These product is a must have. Start refreshing with just one spray.



Zap

ZAP is an all-natural, organic insect repellent that effectively protects your family against Aedes aegypti (dengue) mosquitoes and other pests without toxic chemicals like deet (N,N-diethyl-3- methylbenzamide). deet is the most commonly studied repellent available in the market. However, deet can cause mild to severe irritation and toxic reactions, especially in children.

Review:

I love using this product. It has the smell of herbs much that of the ones I used for my baby (acete mansanella) odor to it. It appears as liquid sort of lotion. I haven't used it for my son though as it may cause him allergies, he is allergic so I am gonna use it instead. Must try especially when out camping outdoors or travelling with friends and family.






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Discover Mott's 100% Apple Juice Goodness

December 16, 2015


Yes, an apple a day does keep the doctor away! The apple, that shiny, beautiful red fruit which teased its way into Eve's heart and lured Snow White into an enchanting sleep, is packed with all sorts of nutritional benefits. Not only does it boost your immune system, it also cleanses your liver, prevents cataracts, controls weight, and contributes to a healthy heart.(1) It's no wonder then that the folks over at Mott's love working with this luscious fruit!

It all started with S.R. Mott, who has been growing apples in New York since 1842. Using techniques he learned from his grandfather, Mott perfected advanced pasteurization and filtration techniques at his mill, resulting in the popularity of his products.

Mott's 100% Original Apple Juice offers nurturing goodness for the entire family. 

It's not only great-tasting and nutritious, it is also rooted in the fine tradition of making the most of the goodness of the lovely apple. Through the years, Mott's has proven to be the expert when it comes to apples by offering delicious products of consistently high quality. Generations of mothers have trusted Mott's for its venerable heritage.

Every eight-ounce serving of Mott's 100% Original Apple Juice provides your family with two servings of fruit and 120% Daily Value Vitamin C. That's not just 100% juice, that's also 100% delicious!

Apple juice is great in so many healthy ways. Just one serving of apple juice already gives your body a nice boost of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It's got vitamin C and polyphenol antioxidants which work to improve your overall health and well-being. It also has loads of potassium to keep your heart healthy and strong.
Mott’s 100% Apple Juice: Mott's 100% Original Apple Juice comes in two sizes, 32oz and 64 oz


 There are a string of other benefits to drinking apple juice:
1.   Protects the heart: Because of the antioxidant flavonoids and phytonutrients in apple juice, drinking apple juice helps lower the risk of heart disease.

2.  Goodbye asthma: Because apple juice is so high in antioxidants, it can very well help prevent asthma attacks. A study has shown that apple consumption has been associated with decreased risk of asthma.
3. Prevents cancer: Apple juice not only has antioxidant activity, it also has antimutageniccharacteristics, anti-inflammatory mechanisms, and immunity features, among others. All these help reduce the risk of cancer. 

4.  Improves memory: A new study shows drinking apple juice may improve memory. By preventing the decline of an essential neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine, drinking apple juice may help improve one's memory. 

5. Helps fight Alzheimer's Disease: Antioxidant-rich apple juice may also reduce problems associated with memory loss and help fight Alzheimer's disease.

Perky Pancakes and Popcorn Clusters 





Mott's Brand Ambassador
Mommy Mundo Founder Janice Crisostomo - Villanueva 


Chesire Que, RN

Philippine and USA Registered Dietitian-Nurtritionist



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Samsung Happy Home Roadshow Hits Cebu

November 18, 2015

The Bautista family showed how they enjoy the many conveniences at home made possible by Samsung products. Samsung presented their products in a fun way through a short drama that portrays a typical Filipino family who's just upgraded their home with Samsung's latest appliances.
Last November 10, Samsung Happy Home Roadshow finally hit the shores of the Queen City of the South. Cebu Bloggers Society were invited to grace the event held at Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center. I was grateful to be a part of it I was filled with amazement with their products for the family and the home.
This family experience was showcased during Samsung Happy Home roadshow featuring Samsung’s range of new products, including Television, Home Entertainment Solutions, and Digital Appliances. The roadshow kicked off in Manila last August and was followed by Mindanao leg in Davao and Cagayan de Oro and Visayas leg in Bacolod. On their fifth run, Samsung Happy Home roadshow went to Ayala Center in Cebu and will continue in key cities such as Naga and Iloilo throughout the year, letting more families see how Samsung could help them create a happy home.

Smart offers iPhone 6s FREE at Plan 2000

November 10, 2015

Hi Mommsies!

I am not really into tech but when I found out that Smart Communications has announced their new iPhone plans, I can't help but be thrilled. Although I am really frugal when it comes to splurging on smart phones I think that this offer from Smart is already sulit! Get ready to experience the Smart Life with Super-Sized Data offers.

SMART Communications has announced its unbeatable plans for the much anticipated iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, with supersized data offers and awesome perks aimed at giving you the Smart Life Experience.
Rose Gold looks fab!
Wait there's more!
As a special offer from November 6 until December 31, you can get the iPhone 6s FREE on Plan 2000 under a 30-month contract, inclusive of a super-sized 10GB data allowance for all your videos, music and games; plus All-Month Surf, which gives you access to all your favorite websites and apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and chat apps like Viber, Whatsapp, Line and Messenger, among many others, throughout the 30-month period.
As part of the limited offer, you can also get the iPhone 6s Plus FREE on Plan 2499 under a 30-month term, inclusive of super-sized 15GB data allowance and All-Month Surf which you can enjoy throughout the duration of the contract. 
Smart is offering FREE iPhone with NO CASHOUT for the iPhone 6s for Plan 2000 and iPhone 6s Plus for 2499. The 10GB of data for Plan 2000 and 15 GB of data for Plan 2499 for 24 months are allocated for subscribers who will avail of the plans.


What's in store?

D' Roof Garden Consolacion: A Unique Events Place in Cebu

September 9, 2015

Cebu already has a lot of places to hold events for special occasions may it be Birthdays, Anniversaries, Reunion, your child's Baptism, Debut or Barkada Reunions.

If you are looking for a new exciting and tranquil environment in the mountains of Casili, Consolacion or if you live within the Northern part of Cebu, I highly recommend this place for you.


D' Roof Garden offers a place where you can spend quality time with your friends and loved ones too.
It is a unique place to celebrate. It is the next venue and one-of-a kind rooftop venue for your special occasions.





I personally love the Garden feel of the environment and scenic views of the mountains on the roof top which made me and A decide to hold our wedding reception there.

Some photos taken during that wonderful day.




We were truly thankful for the good weather that time. It was a wonderful moment to celebrate our wedding especially that the Bijag family were also so accommodating to all of us.


If you are in the middle of planning your wedding, you can come and visit this place. Make your big day memorable and unique but in an affordable way.

If you are on a wedding budget, they currently have promo package which includes a package of bridal car, one (1) overnight stay at our fully furnished unit & use of roof garden with tables & chairs maximum of 100 guests for only P8,000.00. (catering not included, but they have a separate food package to choose from).

Here are some of the packages they also offer at a reasonable price:


ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGE for wedding at P30,000---venue, food & drinks for 60 pax,  1 bottle of sparkling red wine, overnight stay at the Prince Rard Wee Room of the condo with breakfast good for two, bridal car.

ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGE for debut at P25,000---venue, food & drinks for 60 pax, 1 bottle of sparkling red wine, use of airconditioned dressing room.

ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGE for other occasions-birthday/baptismal/reunion at P18,000---venue, food & drinks for 60 pax, small balloons-2 dozens, loot bags 20pcs.

Optional additional orders/services not included in the package:

    cake, lechon (no corkage,if ordered outside), host, clown, sweet corner, additional balloons,choco fountain, tarpaulin,photo/video package, give-aways, invitations,loot bags, pabitin, piΓ±ata, etc

For more information, you may contact: jho @3180840/09178018303

 Site Location/Address:
                            LJjG Condo Homes
                            Roof top/4th flr
                            Bihagville, Sto. Nino 1, Upper Casili
                            Consolacion, Cebu




Maple Opens in Cebu

September 22, 2014


Hi Momsies!

How are you all doin? I hope you are doing great as you are reading this post today.
I haven't posted for quite some time, so apologies for the blog hiatus.
Anyways, last Aug 30, 2014 (my 28th birthday) was also the grand opening of Maple in Cebu.
I was really excited when I got the invitation from them. ^_^
I was invited for their brunch opening contrary to most bloggers who were mostly invited over for dinner.

Here's a short history about Maple

Maple introduced its first store in 2012 in one of the city’s most discerning communities catering to the upper AB market, a quaint yet intimate place in San Antonio Plaza, Mckinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati City. 


Comfort by rewarding oneself is at the core of Maple menu. With a wide array of choices that build on flavors found in the coastal towns of America, Maple brings the best of elevated American comfort food on the tables of their three branches in selected posh areas in Metro Manila which has now found its way serving in the Queen City of the South located at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu. 


It quickly gained a solid base of loyal customers enjoying the unique menu of southwestern American cuisine complemented with high-value signature pancakes and waffles. At the center of their spread is the distinct flavor of maple syrup – the golden liquid that goes best with their most definitive comfort dish: Pancakes. But pancakes and waffles are not the only dishes where the flavor of maple syrup finds its place. Much of the restaurant’s list of popular American comfort food are also doused with the distinct taste of the golden liquid: From the comforting buns served at the start of every meal, right down to sweet endings such as Maple’s Bourbon Bread Pudding.


Maple features all-day breakfast favorites such as the Huevos Rancheros and a surprising entrΓ©e of gourmet Prime Rib Tapa, which a lot of diners agree on its unique take on the ubiquitous Filipino staple. Other choice flavors found in the coastal towns of America also add variety to the menu such as Spaetzle Jambalaya, Fish Tacos and Drippin’ Baby Back Ribs. Prepared by highly skilled chefs, Maple dishes are cooked only from the moment one orders – assuring diners of fresh, hot dishes that will elate the heart. To cap off an exemplary night, specially blended cocktail drinks and dishes can be enjoyed as they experience home away from home.


The place invokes a real magical vibe because of the feel of the place. Older patrons are sure to enjoy the soothing and relaxing ambience, and appreciate good music as they dine. The younger ones on the other hand, will find their own nook in a quaint play area with toys and books to entertain them as they wait for their meal.


Service staff pays extra attention to ensure that all guests; young and old, are transported to a new world of comfort they deserve – that magical experience which Maple aims to deliver.
The design and set up of the launching was really great. It was a Rustic theme inspired which really matched the restaurant's overall ambience



what we had for brunch =)




For more info about the restaurant and the food you can visit them at the Ground Floor level Ayala Cebu Terraces beside Lemon Grass. 


you can also visit their facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/MapleRestaurantPH

Mom and Me Fun Circuit

November 13, 2013


Mom and Me Fun Circuit invites you momsies like me as they take us and our little bundle of joy to three places where you can do activities together. Mom and Me is the first lifestyle event series that aims to strengthen the bond and love between moms and kids (and dads too!) through various activities!

Happening this Saturday, November 16 or Sunday, November 17!

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