Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My Very First Belle De Jour Power Planner

I've been wanting to buy the Belle De Jour Power Planner for the longest time but only got to doing it this year. I find the planner really cool but I'll let you judge for yourself by showing some of the things you'll find inside. 

The BDJ Power Planner has:

*Over Php40,000 worth of coupons
*192 full-color spiral-bound pages
*Matte-laminated hard cover
*Expandable back-pocket
*Stickers to mark special dates
*6.25x8.25 inches

Get yours now at ilovebdj.com/.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Samsung Galaxy On7 (Gold)

I've been using a phone that's like five years old so when I saw that there were so many mobile phones on sale at Lazada's annual Lazada Online Revolution, I knew that I just had to take advantage and buy myself a new unit. I decided on another Samsung phone since I already know how to use them without even reading the manual and I like how their units look. Simple yet elegant. 

I bought the Samsung Galaxy On7 (Gold) with free Level In ANC Headphones for only Php 8,990. Here are the specifications:

What's in the box:

   1 x Samsung Galaxy On7 G600F Gold, 1 x Earphones, 1 x User Manual, 1 x Charger

General Features:

Official Samsung 1 Year Warranty
5.5 in. HD TFT Screen
A53 1.2 GHz Quad Core
1.5 GB RAM + 8 GB ROM
13 MP Rear Camera with flash light
5 MP Front Camera with Wide Selfie and Palm Gesture
Larger Battery: 3,000mAh
Micro SD Slot up to 128GB
Network:  LTE Cat. 4 150/50Mbps. HSPA+ 42/5.76Mbps

Monday, November 21, 2016

Home Remedies To Remove Blackheads

I hate blackheads because they look unsightly. I don't have any acne but I do have blackheads. I'm not the type who goes to a salon every week or month for that matter. Only when I feel like it which definitely should not be the way to go. What can I say?! I'm quite lazy when it comes to beauty matters. :) If you guys want blackheads-free skin, have a facial every 3 months. But if you're on a budget or don't have much time, there are home remedies you can try to remove blackheads.

1.)  Use one tsp. of lemon juice and one tsp. of ground cinnamon as a scrub. Use this daily and see the results after a month.

2.)  Apply a mixture of lemon juice and two tablespoons of honey.

3.)  Apply warm honey for about 15 minutes. You can also combine it with sugar to be used as a scrub. 

4.)  Apply fresh mashed tomato on the affected areas daily. 

5.)  Use oil-free moisturizers. 

6.)  Mix some lemon juice, yoghurt, oatmeal, and olive oil. Apply this paste on your blackheads.

7.)  Combine vinegar and cornstarch and apply on your nose and other affected areas.

8.)  Take the pulp of grapes and apply it on the nose. Let it dry thoroughly and then rinse your face with warm water.

9.)  Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Romancing October: #romanceclass FeelsFest at Glorietta 5

Buy some feels & listen to a little love at the #romanceclass FeelsFest on Saturday, October 22, at Glorietta 5

Ghosts, skeletons, and cobwebs might be decorating the windows of shops these days, but why give in to fear when you can celebrate love in October? And why drown your sorrows and stress in beer at Oktoberfest when you can go on a rollercoaster of emotions at #FeelsFest? At least that’s what the folks from the #romanceclass community of authors and readers figure!

Mark your calendars: The #romanceclass #FeelsFest will be on October 22, 2016, at Glorietta 5 in Makati. Authors will be on hand to meet readers and sign books. They’ll be selling indie romance books—many of which you won’t find in your typical bookstore. There will also be games, giveaways, the launching of over 15 new titles published by indie authors just this month, a book donation drive for Ayala Malls’ Little Free Library, and the much-anticipated live readings!

In fact, #romanceclass live readings are show stealers, thanks to the feels delivered by actors invited to read excerpts from romance novels. Previous live readings have been punctuated with shrieks and sighs. #FeelsFest will mark the fifth official live reading event, the last one held just last month at the Manila International Book Fair. #FeelsFest will feature new live readings from #romanceclass books. (Visit http://romancepodcast.com/ to get the audio versions.) 

The #FeelsFest live readings will feature performances by Gio Gahol, Rachel Coates, Hervin Alvarez, and Gabriela Pangilinan. Expect to hear scenes from books by Mina V. Esguerra, Ines Bautista-Yao, and more.

“The #romanceclass community is all about encouraging each other to read, write, and publish books we love,” says author Mina V. Esguerra, whose books include Tempting Victoria, What You Wanted, and Iris After the Incident, all of which and more will be available for sale at the event. “#FeelsFest is our chance to give back to the community of readers and friends who’ve supported us. We get to have a little fun, and maybe meet some new people who love a good love story as much as we do.”

So if you like to hug your hugot close and are addicted to happy endings, drop by Glorietta 5 on October 22. Selling will begin when the mall opens, and the official program is scheduled for 2PM to 6PM.

For more information about #romanceclass, visit http://romanceclassbooks.com, where you’ll see a catalogue of the authors’ books along with other information about the community. #FeelsFest is brought to you by Ayala Malls.

CONTACT: Mina V. Esguerra 
Twitter, Facebook: minavesguerra

Monday, September 5, 2016

SUN LIFE’S #liveBrighter Campaign: Millenials For a Financially Prepared Generation

The new generation of workforce, the Millenials, wants to grow with a company that respects their individuality while being part of a noble cause. Such opportunity is possible when one becomes a Financial Advisor. This is a door that Sun Life (of Canada) Philippines, Inc. opens wider with a recruitment drive called #LiveBrighter. It aims to present the profession as a career choice for Millennials who wish to have the time and resources to pursue their passions as they advocate financial foresight and planning.

“Millennials are known to be slashers as they juggle a lot of things live travelling, blogging, and other passion projects on top of their regular 8-5 jobs. It sounds very aspirational but how can they sustain this in terms of time and resources?” said Sun life Recruitment Manager Fin Bernardo. “With that in mind, we see that the profession of a Financial Advisor is a perfect fit for their lifestyle,” added Bernardo.

After introducing the Financial Advisor in popular culture thru its engagement with Cinema One’s Single/Single, Sun Life dishes out the #LiveBrighter Sessions. This is a series of meet-ups to show how a Financial Advisor lives up to the demands and rewards of the profession. It aims to reach more Millennials and send them the message that their dream job is just here all along.

Guided by the core values of a Sun Life Financial Advisor- caring, professional, inspiring, and winning - #LiveBrighter Sessions will give a taste of the benefits one can enjoy in choosing this particular career path. More than the chance to earn unlimited income, it also provides perks such as all-expense travel and the freedom to work with an unbridled schedule.

With more Filipinos keen on getting insurance and investment products, the possibilities for new Advisors are endless. “We need more Financial Advisors to educate Filipinos on the importance of preparing for unexpected life’s events and offer them solutions that let them have Money For Life,” explained Bernardo.

Choose to #LiveBrighter now. Register to the next #LiveBrighter Forum by visiting bit.ly/LiveBrighter.

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies, a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2016, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $861 billion. 

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippines (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Huge Savings on Purchases Through Groupon

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, there're women who think that to be totally beautiful you'd have to make an effort and that means buying top makeup brands and availing of the best beauty products and services. Regular trips to the salon is also expected. But all these can put a hole in your pocket. That's why it's a good thing to be in the loop when it comes to websites where you can save some of your hard earned money through big discounts and amazing deals when buying coupons. Groupon is one such website that's building the daily habit in local commerce, offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat, and buy. 

Browsing for coupons is a cinch because they're divided into different categories like Things To Do, Beauty & Spas, Food & Drink, Electronics, Travel, Health & Fitness, and Automotive. There're also various tabs like the Groupon Goods tab where you'll see items such as Electronics, For the Home, Women's Fashion, Men's Fashion, Baby, Kids & Toys, Jewelry & Watches, Health & Beauty, Sports & Outdoors, Grocery, Household & Pets, Entertainment, Auto & Home Improvement, and Designer Collection. 

Shoppers can also search for coupons by the stores they're looking to shop at or according to the city they're living in. There're huge discounts on makeup brushes, makeup, beauty tools etc. and coupons such as up to 63% off on body scrub and massage or up to 47% off on eyebrow threading sessions. Among the brands with coupons are Abercrombie & Fitch, Target, Aeropostale, Forever21, Best Buy, Neiman Marcus, Gap, and Victoria's Secret. All available coupons are updated and verified. Furthermore, you don’t have to pay anything to be a member.

If you’re determined in getting the best deals, always think of Groupon. For more information, you can also check out and like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Only the Best Deals at Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Everything seems so expensive nowadays that every penny counts. If you spend beyond your budget and bought things that you don't really need, there's a big possibility that there're more important items that you weren't able to buy. It's always good to be sensible and wise when it comes to spending money. That being said, it's definitely an edge to be knowledgeable on which sites to visit to avail of the best deals and discounts, and get coupons and therefore save your hard earned money. This will certainly help you stay within your budget. The internet is alive with websites such as Groupon Coupons where you can purchase coupons, offering a wide mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. Shoppers can choose among categories like Beauty and Spas, Food and Drink, Electronics, Travel, Health and Fitness, Delivery and Takeout, and Things To Do. 

Another good thing about Groupon Coupons is that looking for coupons is a cinch. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. Shoppers can likewise browse for coupons by the store they like and all these can be done without even paying any membership fee. Among some of the brands with coupons are Bed Bath & Beyond, Oakley, Nordstrom, Sak's Fifth Avenue, T-Mobile, Nike, Bloomingdales, eBay, and Foot Locker

For more details about Groupon Coupons, follow them on Twitter and like their Facebook page.