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Honeysuckle Breastmilk Bag

Two weeks ago, one of our colleagues in the faculty was looking for breastmilk to give to her three-week old granddaughter who was in the Neonatal ICU. The mom was unable to produce breastmilk which the baby needed so she can be strong and fight the pneumonia that has afflicted her. I wasn’t sure if they were able to get enough for her though because last week we learned that the little angel succumbed to death.

I was unable to produce my own breastmilk too when I gave birth to my daughter so I really envy moms with newborns whose only problem is how to properly store and handle their own breastmilk. When my daughter, Bianca, had cancer last year, it did occur to me that perhaps she wouldn’t have it if I had breastfed her when she was a baby. But then of course that’s more like my guilt talking to me than Science. Anyway, I know the importance of having a good stock of breastmilk and a proper storage kit that would keep it safe until it is ready to be consumed by the baby. I have heard it enough from my mom friends to know that pumping breastmilk is one thing and keeping it from getting spoiled is quite another.

My two best buddies recently gave birth and we were just so thrilled when I received a package with Honeysuckle breastmilk bag inside. I just had to share it to them. They have been looking for one that is handy so they can pump and store their breastmilk easily especially when they return back to work. And of course something that is proven safe to use for storing their oh so precious mama milk. We were so glad to know that HoneySuckle® which is 100% tamper-evident, BPA-free, Oxo-biodegradable and recyclable is already available in the market.

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HoneySuckle® is the more enhanced version of the popular reclosable breastmilk bag Lansinoh® which inventor Nossi Taheri created in 2002. HoneySuckle® as compared to its predecessor, has wider side seals, double zipper and ribbed gusset to protect and prevent breastmilk from leaking during storage. It has a pour spout that would eliminate spills when transferring breastmilk in bottles and an outer write-on tab to help mommies date and organize their breastmilks. It doesn’t take much space as it can lay flat in the freezer and can stand on the counter too when needed. It is the strongest and most economical breastmilk storage bag in the market today.

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With HoneySuckle® babies need not take alternative food when mom is not around and mommies need not worry about how to save their precious breastmilk after working so hard to pump them. Two less worries for mommies if I may say so. To know more about HoneySuckle®, you may check honeysucklemoms.com.

Product Review: Novuhair 3-in-1

Last month, Anna Macaraig sent me some Novuhair products to try. The 3-in-1 pack contains Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Novuhair Herbal Conditioner. Now I haven’t gone bald yet but I must admit that the stress these past two years have taken a toll on my hair. I have been experiencing excessive hair fall these past months that in no time I am afraid I will have my own landing strip at the top of my head.

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Anyway, to tell you honestly, this product is totally new to me. In fact I had to search this online and watch Fanny Serrano’s own testimonial video before I start using this. As we all know, Fanny is a widely respected and seasoned salon/hair expert here in the Philippines so his opinion counts. Well, based on his own personal testimony on the effectiveness of Novuhair, it doesn’t only combat hairloss and hair thinning, it also provides optimum nutrition to hair. It rejuvenates hair follicles, improves blood circulation to the scalp, eliminates dandruff, detoxifies scalp and improves scaling. Pretty promising right?

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But what totally sold me out on the idea of using this product actually is its active natural ingredients. Since my daughter had cancer last year, I am very particular with the products that we use on our body. Good thing Novuhair boasts of natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients that are proven safe and effective in treating hair problems. Some active natural ingredients that you will find in Novuhair products are: Moringaoleifera / Malunggay / Moringa which helps restore healthy hair. Sweet Almond Oil / Prunusamygdalus, a moisture-rich oil that contains vitamins A, B1, B6 and E, and other essential minerals such as magnesium and iron. These are known to penetrate the scalp to relieve hair dryness and itching, and promote hair nourishment and growth as well. Peppermint, can also be found here which slows down the growth of bacteria and fungi together with Panax Ginseng which  improves blood circulation. The Ginger formulation also provides nutrient to hair while the Aloe Barbadensis effectively induces hair growth and prevents hair fall. Lavender aids in relieving itching while Rosemary contains properties that help disinfect and combat dandruff formation on the scalp. And lastly, Lemongrass which controls sebum flow, clean the scalp’s pores, and prevent dandruff too. I am all into juicing and organic stuff so this product complement the kind of healthy lifestyle that we’ve been adapting at home.

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I am using Novuhair  for a  month now and I have been seeing great improvements on my hair. I noticed how it has suddenly become much thicker and fuller after continued use. It did add volume and shine to my otherwise dry and limpy hair. There is also a noticeable increase of hair growth too in the area of my scalp that has grown thin so I can personally vouch that it really does wonder. If there’s just one downside to it though, it’s its scent. Novuhair scent is nothing like the deep floral scent of most commercial shampoos. Though not really offensive, it is not too pleasant either but then after a while you get used to it. Results were not visible from the first two weeks of application so patience is really the key plus consistency.

The 3 in 1 pack contains: Novuhair Scalp Lotion which energizes and rehabilitates the scalp. Novuhair Herbal Shampoo which removes build-up that can clog pores and renews the scalp. And Novuhair Herbal Conditioner which restores strength and improves hair elasticity, reducing breakage.

I highly recommend Novuhair to people who have been experiencing  hair loss and hair thinning or those who just want to restore health and shine to thei crowning glory. The Novuhair 3-in-1 Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo and Herbal Conditioner Pack, come in 200 mL bottles each. These are available as a bundle at all Mercury Drug and Watsons stores with an SRP of PHp 4980.

Review: Wen Cleansing Conditioner

I absolutely love summer. I really don’t mind spending long hours under the sun so long as I’m doing something fun like swimming, sight seeing, and running. While others shy away from the sun, I absolutely bask in it. I have a trusty sunblock and sun protection anyway so skin wise, the heat doesn’t bother me. It is my hair I am perpetually worried about. Since my hair has already grown in length, I had to tie it in a ponytail every now and then to keep it away from my face and to cool off a little especially when I run. This unfortunately has left it dry, faded, lifeless, and (sigh!) frizzy. Good thing, I got first dibs on the new Wen Cleansing Conditioner, the new revolutionary product that would change the way we view hair care.

I’ve been using it for the past five days and so far, I am happy with the result. I like that it is a 5-in-1 formula meaning it is an all-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-on conditioner. For someone who doesn’t enjoy using more than one hair product while bathing, this is quite a welcome change indeed. I noticed that after continued use, my hair appears shiny and easy to manage.

I like that it thoroughly cleanses the hair without lathering and it leaves a subtle scent too. I am very particular with the chemicals used in hair products so I am happy to note that Wen doesn’t have all the harsh ingredients (harsh detergents and sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates ) that may be found in most ordinary shampoos.

This new concept in hair cleansing, WEN® Cleansing Conditioner, is created and formulated by Chaz Dean, a celebrity-stylist based in the USA in cooperation with Guthy Renker (makers of Proactiv Solution). It comes in two variants. Sweet Almond and Promegranate. Here are their key ingredients so you’ll know which one will work best for you:

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SWEET ALMOND VARIANT

Aloe Vera Gel (soothing, healing, moisturizing, anti-fungal, antibacterial properties)
Glycerin (contains natural moisturizing factors)
Chamomile Extract (calming, soothing, contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Also used for dry, flaky skin)
Cherry Bark z (keeps hair manaheable and brings out the color, shine and softness in all shades of natural and color-treated hair)
Calendula Extract (helpful as an antiseptic, heals wounds and reduces inflammation)
Rosemary Extract (stimulates hair growth and fights scalp problems. Helps with premature
baldness. Has amazing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. Is a tonic, astringent,
restorative herb)
Cetyl Alcohol (fatty, moisturizing alcohol used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener
carrying agent for other ingredients. Derived naturally from coconut)
Panthenol (acts as a penetrating moisturizer. Plumps & moisturizes hair shaft to make it appear thicker, reduces split ends, smoothes skin and strengthens hair as it seals in moisture)
PEG-60 Almond Glycerides (with anti-irritant qualities, provides conditioning and glide to hair, as well as a conditioned feel to skin)
Menthol (has a local anesthetic and counter-irritant quality. Can also reduce itching and
tenderness)
Sweet Almond Oil (excellent emollient, high in protein and fatty acids, ideal in the treatment of very dry, chapped skin. Cintains antiseptic properties, heals and nourishes as it moisturizes the skin & hair without leaving a greasy residue)

PROMEGRANATE VARIANT

Pomegranate Extract (incredibly hydrating, this has anti oxidant properties comparable to wine or green tea)
Hydrolized Soy Protein (protein derived from Soya beans. Increases strength and manageability)
Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice (provides healing, moisturizing, anti fungal, and antibacterial properties)
Rosemary Extract (contains amazing antioxidant properties, stmulates hair growth and fight scalp problems)
Chamomile extract (calming, soothing, and provieds antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Great for for dry and flaky skin)
Marigold Extract (helpful as an antiseptic, heals wounds and reduces inflammation)
Menthol (acts as a local anesthetic and contains counter-irritant qualities. Can also reduce itching and tenderness)
Wild Cherry Fruit Extract (provides soothing and anti inflammatory properties)

Wen will be available in the following stores starting this May with a retail sales price of 995 for a 350 ml bottle.

Selected SM Department Stores (SM MOA, SM Makati, SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall)

Proactiv Branches:
a) GF, Glorietta 2
b) 2F, Trinoma
c) GF, Marquee

Door to Door Delivery Hotlines
a) Landline: 729-2222
b) Globe Provincial: 1-800-8-729-8888 c) PLDT Provincial: 1-800-10-889-4444 d) Mobile No.: 0917-801-8888

Treat your hair this summer with some TLC, use Wen Cleansing Conditioner now.

Review: Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control

I don’t know about you but this christmas weather is making my skin oilier than usual.  I know that it is very important to keep our face as shine-free as possible especially this season what with all the christmas parties and get togthers with family and friends.  I am sure you wouldn’t want to be caught dead in pictures with a face shinier than the balls in a christmas tree.

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Well, if you are having the same problem as me, I suggest you try the Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control.  It is a breakthrough facial lotion that eliminates shine.  I have been using it for a week now and so far so good.  I was out and about with friends last weekend in Tagaytay and I am happy to note that I didn’t have to scrub my face dry with oil films the whole time.

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Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control is designed to absorb excess oil to help give a more mattified appearance while helping the skin fight acne. It also helps the skin to remain soft, smooth and hydrated.

It is ideal for men and women with oily skin as it controls and balances the oil levels and gives a matte finish.  It is also proven to control other impurities that may clog pores as well as sebum production that can cause skin imperfections.  I like that it also moisturize the skin without that greasy feel.

It contains Decylene Glycol, a highly effective moisturizer and oil controller as well as Silicone blend which provides a moisture barrier to soften, soothe, and hydrate the skin.  It also has Nylon-12 which absorbs excess oil, and provides anti-shine properties.

It perfectly complements the Poactiv 3 Step System as just  thin layer of it reduces excess facial oil and balances your skin’s natural oil level to get rid of shine.  If you are wondering where you can buy this, it is available at the following:

a.  Proactiv Online Shopping: http://my.proactiv.com.ph

b.  Proactiv Door-to-Door Delivery Hotlines:

Metro Manila Landline: (02) 729-2222
Globe Provincial: 1-800-8-729-8888
PLDT Provincial: 1-800-10-889-4444
Mobile No.: 0917-801-8888

c. Proactiv Mall Kiosks

Ground Floor, Glorietta 2 – Contact Number: (02) 388 2848
2nd Floor, Trinoma – Contact Number: (02) 380 3801
Ground Floor, Marquee Mall – Contact Number: 0935.834.1523

SRP: Php 899, 50ml Tube

 

Book Review: A Doctor’s Secret To A Lifetime Of Clear Skin

I don’t know about you but I feel like much has been said about acne that I can’t even tell which one is true or not. Google the word Acne and you will be greeted with a long list of links you can choose from, from the most comprehensive to the most absurd. To a person like me whose brain can only process information in small bites rather than big chunks, the information from the net can prove to be very challenging and intimidating.

Thanks to the Proactiv Kit I’ve been using, it comes with this little orange booklet entitled, The Doctor’s Secrets To A Lifetime Of Clear Skin. Written by Standford-trained dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, founders of the revolutionary acne product Proactiv Solution, this booklet contains 30 doses of skin care wisdom that would make you understand the root cause of acne, the proper attitude in dealing with this chronic disease, and the clear cut solutions in managing and controlling it.

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20131204-153522.jpgAll the information about acne are presented in a simple and straight forward manner in this booklet. The 30 vital nuggets of skin care wisdom listed here are all practical and easy to follow. All the things you need to know and need to do to enjoy a lifetime of smooth, clear, and healthy looking skin are wittingly enumerated in this booklet.

I am happy to note also that I found myself nodding my head a couple times while reading this for I can easily relate to most of what’s written and discussed here. And surprisingly, most of the new information I got from booklet debunked all the myths that I know about acne as well. By the time I put the booklet down, I was armed with the essential information and the right attitude I need to fight this pesky acne disease.

This fun-to-read booklet comes FREE with every purchase of Proactiv 30 Day or 60 Day Kit. It is included in the kit that you can buy in leading Watsons Store, SM Department Store, Proactiv Mall Kiosk, and Proactiv online store. If you have acne, tnis is the book for you, if not give it to someone who does.

World Education Exhibition 2013

I have been teaching in an exclusive private school for girls for the past 8 years now, and I have witnessed countless time how our students would aim and work hard to make it big on top universities abroad. Having the financial means and capacity to turn this dream into a reality, their parents don’t think twice in sending them abroad in the hope that this will pave the way for a bright future for them.

I mean who wouldn’t wish that for their children right.  I dream of the same thing for my daughter.  And I am sure most of  you are too.  So in case you are wondering how to go about the process of choosing the right school and the right course abroad for your children, IDP Philippines can help you on that.  Since 1984, IDP Philippines has been the trusted name for students looking for education overseas.  It is an accredited IELTS test provider and has been the leading test centre in the Philippines for the past 20 years.

Just in case your wondering, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which is made up of  four parts ­— Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing – determines the applicant’s level of English proficiency and is one of  the important requirements of colleges and universities abroad, particularly those in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada and the US.  Aside from  the IELTS, IDP  has also been providing counselling sessions and knowledge-based program where they match students with the right courses and institutions.

Since its establishment in Manila in 1985 up to the present, it has been sending thousands of students abroad.  It even opened an office in CEBU in 2008 to support the growing market in the Visayas and Mindanao.

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As IDP continues to  bring students closer to their dream of studying abroad in an easy and organized manner, it is set to hold another World Education Exhibition on Nov. 16, at the Marriott Hotel in Cebu and Nov. 17-18 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Manila. The event offers free admission, free seminar and free consultation to participants of the event.

For parents who wish to send their children abroad, this is a good opportunity for you to scout for schools for your children and study the best they have to offer. The representatives of  different Universities from countries like New Zealand, Australia and Canada will be at the expo to talk about their learning institutions and curriculum offerings.

If you wish to attend the World Education Exhibition, you may register at  info.manila@idp.com, or info.cebu@idp.com

 

 

Say It With Flowers

Today, my husband and I would have been 13 years married. I remember countless times how I would secretly wish for a big bouquet of flowers everytime we celebrate our anniversary or everytime I celebrate my birthday. Funny but for the longest time, he would shower me with wonderful gifts except that.

Don’t get me wrong, my husband is the sweetest and most thoughtful guy in the world but when it comes to big birthday or anniversary surprise, well he was an epic fail. In fact, I have a lot of funny tales of how I would go to great lengths just to let him know exactly what I want for our anniversary or birthday. Had I known beforehand that  Philflora.comManilaBlossoms.com, PHgifts.com  offer gifts and flowers services, I would have saved ourselves a lot of time and trouble getting me what I want (*wink*wink). As crazy as it may sound, most often I had to prod, insist, or demand to jumpstart him on the idea. For a while there, I went by the matra, you create your own happiness.

With my husband’s track record in the gift giving department, it is no wonder then that I didn’t expect anything other than the usual from him last year on my birthday. But this I have to say with a voice full of pride, love, and affection that, though it was my last birthday spent with him, it was, the happiest and most memorable one. For for all his shortcomings in the gift giving department, his one final act of love more than made up fo it. On the way to work during my birthday last year, while I was sleeping soundly in the car, unmindful and unknowing of what was to transpire, he passed by a flower shop and picked up the most beautiful boquet of long stemmed roses I have ever seen. For the first time, I woke up to a surprise that I didn’t coin myself. After more than a decade of marriage, he finally gifted me with the bouquet of roses that I’ve secretly been dreaming to receive from him since the start of our relationship. It was the first and apparently the last bouquet of flowers from him because three weeks after, he died.

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But then, love moves in mysterious ways as I’ve later learned following his death.  And I believe that there really is some truth in the saying that love transcends because the few occassions when I wanted to feel his presence, he would send me a rose. Like on his 40th day of repose where I asked him in my prayer to send me one so I’ll know that he’s at peace with the Lord, our favorite little boy came up to me to give me this.

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Or when I was feeling the blues on my birthday last August, an old friend of his sent this bouquet of roses because he dreamed of my husband the previous night and in his dream  he was asking him to buy me one, which he did without realizing that it was my birthday.

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Some may call it coincidence but to me flowers will always be more than just a bunch of blooms. They will always remind me of the special love and connection I shared with my husband. Eversince my husband died, one of my happy places has been the flower shop. Though it was a long time coming, my husband did indulge my one special wish before he died.  I believe that  it is my turn now  to shower him with flowers.

If you want a hassle free flowers and gift delivery, check out  Philflora.comManilaBlossoms.com,  PHgifts.com.

Mustela Essentials + A Giveaway

Sensitive skin is not something new to me.  I was some sort of a walking eczema advertisement when I was a kid.  And as we know, there were limited skin care products to address skin irritation and diseases back then.

My daughter, Bianca, inherited my skin’s sensitivity level. She had cradle cap and rash aggravated by skin asthma when she was a baby. Growing up, she would often get eczema ocassionally too.  Though there are a lot of very good skincare products for babies and children in the market today, I only swear by Mustela products. Even if my daughter, Bianca, is not anymore a baby at 12, this is still her go to brand for skincare.

Mustela Stelatria Purifying Recovery Cream is something we can’t do without at home.  It soothes irritation easily, purifies, and speeds up skin repair.  My mom, daughter, and I use it whenever we have sudden skin irritations and rash. It is fast acting and pleasant to use.  We have also developed a penchant for Mustela Facial Cleansing Cloths.  It is alcohol free and gentle to the skin plus it has a mild baby scent that my daughter absolutely loves.  This is the only facial wipe she uses to clean her face. It is the perfect make up remover for me  too.

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Bianca and I also love Musti Eau de Soin from Mustela™.  A delightful combination of an alcohol-free Eau de Senteur (tender aromas of flowers and fresh fruits) with extracts of plants renowned for their softening properties. The smell leaves us with happy thoughts of babies!

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Mustela has been around for more than 60 years.  It is an old French brand whose mission is to provide moms and babies with the safest skin care products that would address specific skin needs. Since protection of mommy and baby’s skin is Mustela’s ultimate priority, it uses only ingredients of natural origin and leaves out questionable ingredient typically found in many skincare ranges such as parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, chlorophenesin and essential oils.

Mustela products are guaranteed safe to use since they are hypoallergenic and have undergone rigorous testing.  They are also proven effective since the products were developed in close collaboration with healthcare professionals. Ingredients were rigorously tested,  80% of which comes from  natural origins.  They are also a pleasure to use since they emit delicate scents that will make you and your baby feel good. Even its packaging was carefully chosen to make sure that the boxes are made using wood  from sustainably managed forests and are printed with ink containing vegetable oils.

Mustela’s complete range of products  caters to the specific skin care needs of  not just newborns, babies, and children but of new and expectant mothers as well.  All of its four skin care range (Mustela  9 months, Mustela Bebe, Mustela Dermo-Paediatrics, and Mustela Sun Care) are  tested following the strictest standards of quality, high tolerance, and optimum safety.

I highly recommend Mustela to expectant moms and moms with new babies. It makes for the best baby shower or christening gifts too.  Now on to the good news.  Tammy of Mustela Philippines has sent in Mustela products to share to three lucky Blancnotes reader and followers.  If you are an expectant mom, a mom of a new born, or someone who has a mom or a baby in mind who will benefit from using Mustela products, then you are welcome to join this giveaway.

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Mustela and I will be giving away the following to:

Winner no. 1 : Stelaprotect Face Care Cream and Body Lotion worth 1,100 pesos. Stelaprotect moisturizes and soothes baby’s skin.  It also improves tolerance with its  natural patented active ingredient and helps prevent the risk of an infection. mustela-stelaprotect-body-milk-200mlWinner no. 2:  Mustela 9 Months’ Specific Support Bust 125ml worth  1090 pesos plus travel sized Cleansing Milk and Physio Bebe’.  Specific Support Bust helps prevent the slackening / sagging of the bust area.  It helps ease tension on the breasts while pregnant and breastfeeding. It is  hypoallergenic and does not contain paraben, phthalate, phenoxyethanol.  It contains the natural ingredients Elastoregulator and Lupeol which activate the production of the skin’s supportive fibers.

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Winner no. 3: Mustela 9 Months’s Post Partum Restructuring Gel 200ml worth 1090 pesos  plus travel sized Cleansing Milk and Physio Bebe’. The Post Partum Restructuring Gel helps firm up the skin that has slackened / sagged after pregnancy and childbirth.  It’s natural ingredients of elastoregulator, lupeol and centella asiatica helps restore firmness to the tissues.

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Here’s how you can join the giveaway:

  1.  Like Mustela Philippines in facebook.
  2.  Like Blancnotes in facebook.
  3.  Share this giveaway on your facebook status with the following message: “@Mustela Philippines and @Blancnotes are giving away Mustela skin care products. Join now @friend1, @friend2, and @friend3. Giveaway ends on November 30! #mustela #blancnotes” (Don’t forget to properly tag Mustela, Blancnotes, your 3 friends.)
  4.  Share while you love Mustela in the comment box below together with your complete name, email add, URL of your facebook post, and city.

You can send in your entries until 11:59 pm of  November 30. I will pick the winner thru random.org. You can also join the quick and easy Instagram giveaway, just follow Blancnotes in instagram and repost the Mustela Giveaway picture there.  Goodluck!:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodrose Bodega Sale 2013

Following the success of last year’s ‘Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale,’ Paref Woodrose is opening it’s doors once again and inviting everyone to do their early christmas shopping here.

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This year’s Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale promises to be more exciting with new additions on the list of  product line ups available on sale. Aside from the usual apparels, accessories,  and linens, shoppers can also score great deals on kitchenwares, glasswares, hotel-restaurant equipments and many more. Paticipating merchants include popular brands such as 101 New York, XOXO, Toy Kingdom, Imarflex, Claire’s, Popstar, and Krispy Kreme, among others.

The Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale will be from November 13 to 16, 2013 (Wednesday to Saturday) at the Woodrose Promenade.  This is a fundraising project for the benefit of the Friends of Woodrose Scholarship Program.

 

 

Five Basic Things You Need To Know About Acne

I wouldn’t wish to call myself a walking Acne expert but well, I believe that my own personal experience battling this disease makes me credible enough to share some of the things I’ve learned about it from the school of hard knocks.  I can safely say that I’ve survived the latest acne breakout and lived to tell the tale of  the five basic things about this dreadful skin disease, so here goes…

  1. Acne is incurable. Yup you heard it right, it is incurable, meaning it is curable from within. By taking Proactiv Steps 1-2-3 errr  proactive steps I  mean in dealing with your acne problem (*wink*wink), you will have it managed and controlled in no time.
  2. Burning the midnight oil is not always good in the case of Acne. Not getting enough sleep increases the body’s stress level which can then lead to an increase in glucocorticoid production that can cause  abnormalities of the skin including acne. Having  a long restful sleep can spell a big difference in the fight against acne.
  3. Sugar and Spice are not always nice. Certain food cause glucose to rise rapidly causing insulin level to shoot up as well. Excessive insulin in the blood makes hormones and endocrines go haywire.  This in turn cause pores to clog and oil glands to overproduce. Food rich in iodine are  acne inhibitors according to recent studies.  As well as food that are  high glycemic like junk foods, and dairies. It is always best to watch what you eat.
  4. Don’t sweat the small stuff…or better yet, don’t sweat at all if you can help it. Skin irritation from sweat can lead to breakouts. Here’s a gentle yet firm reminder, remove garments that traps sweat like sports bra right away and shower immediately using Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash (*wink*wink).
  5. There’s no “one” right solution to acne…there’s only that one perfect combination in controlling acne. With the right combination of medicines, people with acne can enjoy clear and healthy looking skin. The key is finding the right combination medicine and skin-care treatment that work best for you. Dr. Rodans and Fields of Proactiv Solution shared that maintaining a smooth, clear complexion requires a combination of acne medicines and skin-care ingredients that should be used in a particular sequence. These ingredients include benzoyl peroxide to kill acne-causing bacteria; glycolic acid and other exfoliants to reduce excess oil and dead skin cells; and natural botanicals to soothe skin. Using Refining Mask with antibacterial sulfur that  speeds healing and calms the skin can work like magic too.

Though Acne is common, complex, chronic, and NOT curable.  IT is controllable. If you are wondering if a perfect combination therapy system really does exist.  The one that  can manage and control a person’s  genetics, hormones and stress levels. The answer is a big mighty YES.

And what’s great about it is that it comes in a 30-Day and 60 Day Kit.  You only have to look for this brand, Proactiv, at selected Watson store or purchase it online at http://my.proactiv. com.ph, use it religiously  and voila’  you’ll get that clear, smooth, and healthy looking acne free skin in no time.

Well, what are you waiting for? Kiss acne goodbye. Choose Proactiv. 

 

 

 

 

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