Monday, May 31, 2010

Only Beautiful Hair from the New Best-Ever Sunsilk Completes My Fashion Statement

Sunsilk Co-Creations, hair experts, Unilever

My hair story is not too dramatic nor exciting, I don't even have a so-called horror hair story. Maybe it's because I can live with almost any kind of hairstyle. In fact, my hair was untouched for more than 29 years. It was only months before I turned 30, during a free makeover session, that my black hair received a touch of color. It made me feel like a whole new person and I loved it nonetheless.

Classic, yet timeless. This has always been my style. I love the simplicity that comes with living, with the clothes I wear and everything else. Even my hair complements my true personality, my nature, my lifestyle and my fashion statement - simply low maintenance.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." These are the words of Leonardo da Vinci and I could not help but agree.

Yes, I can be chic and fashionable even while wearing the simplest clothes too. My healthy hair had always been my best accessory as it works to glam up even my daily outfit.

I don't even need to wear diamonds to sparkle, shine and look gorgeous. Diamonds are passé. With Sunsilk shampoo, my hair shines even more like diamonds. This is my kind of style. It's synonymous to happiness that springs from a different kind of brilliance.

Sunsilk Co-Creations, hair experts, Unilever

I am not perfect, but for my hair, I always seek perfection... a perfectly-straight, healthy hair without damage. 

With Sunsilk, my hair is always at its best behavior. No frequent trips and no costly treatments to a hair salon to keep it in good condition. I saved a lot from all those expensive hair treatments. 9 out of 10 hair dressers/stylist complimented my healthy hair and no one recommended to have my hair re-bonded or give it a major treatment. They simply loved my hair the way it is.

Sunsilk truly brings out the best in me!

Yes, I have those bad-hair-day-moments too, but, I can always live with it! Since I have straight hair, it's very easy to transform it into a variety of hairstyles. I can have it cut short, wear it medium-length or longer, or have it colored. I can even have curls and waves for a day.

I’m somewhat of an “au natural” kind of woman... shower, towel dry, comb and off I go! I never abuse my hair with hair irons and dryers, for air drying works better for me. I'm always amazed at every waking-up-from-bed-moment, looking at the bathroom mirror and finding that my hair wasn't messed up at all. No matter what time of day it is, I can just run my fingers through my hair to fix it. Without a doubt, Sunsilk helped me achieve expert-touched and salon quality hair everyday.

Sunsilk Co-Creations, hair experts, Unilever

"What shampoo are you using?"
My answer: "Sunsilk!"

I can't count how many times I've been asked and answered this question. True, I've tried almost all shampoo's there is, yet I still keeps on coming back to the one that brings my hair the best glory... to the one that makes me shine! Only Sunsilk brings me that a-Lot-Like-Love experience!

For years, Sunsilk have always been my trusted shampoo brand. It gives me the best care that my hair truly deserves. Now as this is co-created by the Hair Experts, I feel even more confident! I can't think of any other affordable way of taking good care of my hair than this!

Yes, I'm currently using Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable with keratin yogurt nutri-complex, co-created by Yuko Yamashita. It works best in keeping my hair manageable. Alternately, I'm also using Sunsilk Soft and Smooth enriched with ceramide macadamia complex, co-created by Thomas Taw, for it amazingly softens and conditions my hair. Indeed, I got expert-touched hair from new best-ever Sunsilk!

Sunsilk Co-Creations, hair experts, Unilever

I have a whole life ahead of me. A life filled with experiences, challenges, changes, stresses - this I accept and look forward to. On those lowly moments when my hair needs help, I believe that only Sunsilk Co-Creations for Expert-Touched Hair, with its 7 variants to choose from, would be my savior. And as long as Sunsilk makes me feel good about my hair, I will keep on shining like diamonds and I will be naturally beautiful!

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso Products

FemaleNetwork is giving away a Moisture White Shiso gift pack from The Body Shop! One winner will be randomly chosen, hopefully, I'll get lucky and win this loot.
The Moisture White Shiso line is an innovation on the brand’s popular Moisture White series. The improved Japanese formulation contains shiso, vitamin C, liquorice, and organic aloe vera, each contributing to the reduction of dark spots and dull skin, leading to luminous skin.

The Moisture White kit includes Foaming Facial Wash, Shiso Cleansing Powder, Shiso Whitening Serum, Shiso Eye Serum, Shiso Whitening Night Treatment, and UV Protection Cream--and five additional products! Now included are Shiso Moisturising Essence I, Shiso Moisturising Essence II, Shiso Whitening Moisture Milk, Concentrated Target Perfector, and Whitening Treatment Mask.
Promo runs from May 26 to June 16.

Win The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso Products! | Promos & Freebies |

Win The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso Products! | Promos & Freebies |

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fun Ranch Good Grade Rewards

funranch_good grades reward promo

At Fun Ranch's Family Fun Zone my kids got rewarded!

My kids really enjoyed this reward coupon from Fun Ranch. They each get 1 round of Mini-Golf, 2 Tea Cup Ride tickets, and 1 Bowling game.

This is Fun Ranch's way of rewarding outstanding students for the last quarter of the school year. My daughters' report card shows an average of 91%, while my son received letter grades of VS.

Having fun on their kiddie golf game.

funranch_mini golf hole 9
funranch_mini golf

Showing off that proud smiles as they reached hole 9.

funranch_mini golf hole 9

Trying out duckpin bowling. These balls might be heavy for them, but they finished the game and even wanted more.

funranch_family bowling

Enjoying their tea cup rides.

funranch_tea cup ride

Happy that my kids really had a great time! When we're at FunRanch, they always do!

fun ranch_family fun zone

Here's how to claim your Good Grades Reward:

1. Download and print the Rewards coupon from the Fun Ranch multiply page.
2. Bring your kids' original report card, with grades of 88% or higher on all their subjects for the last quarter. For letter grades, numerical equivalent indicated on the report card will be followed.
3. Present the report card and the coupon at Fun Ranch cashier to get your Family Fun Zone tickets.

This promo is valid until May 31. 

Fun Ranch Frontera Verde
Ortigas Ave. cor C5, across Tiendesitas
Pasig City

Friday, May 21, 2010

Track Municipal Bonds Online

Municipal bonds are a good option for investors who want to make money with low risk. After the economic downturn of 2008, more investors began increasing the amount of muni bonds in their portfolios as a way to balance higher-risk options. You may have made a similar move with your investment portfolio, or you may be considering munis as a way to begin investing. Either way, the creditworthiness of the issuing organizations like states, towns, school districts, or counties, and payments at set intervals can be a comfort when you put your money in someone else's hands.

While the risk is low for muni investing, you may need to find additional tools to help you keep track of your bonds, especially with the need to calculate bond pricing on an ongoing basis. Financial advisors offer this service, but you may want to consider tracking your investments with an online portfolio. Websites offering this service provide a variety of resources designed to make your investing a one-stop shop. Your account with one of these investment companies allows you to create, monitor and evaluate your investments, including your muni bonds.

Other tools you can find to help you track your online muni bonds include bond pricing options, ratings information, systems to monitor your gains and losses, and histories. Some websites provide you with real time trading data and wholesale dealer pricing. Through an online tracking company, you can get information on pricing transparency and liquidity. With these tools, you can determine when to buy and sell muni bonds to get the best yield. Companies like BondView offer free tracking services and quantitative analysis for your entire portfolio, and they offer the services regardless of where you house your investments. While many services are free, some tools may require a small fee.

Estimate Payments With an Interest-Only

If you are considering an interest-only home loan, an interest only mortgage calculator can provide you with valuable information about the loan. An interest-only mortgage is a type of loan in which a person's monthly payment covers only the interest portion of the loan and does not reduce the outstanding principal. Many people use this option as a way to get into a house because the interest-only payment allows them to have a lower monthly payment. With this type of loan, you eventually have to begin paying toward the principal, or you will never pay off the loan. For example, if you purchase a house for $100,000 and you only pay the interest, you'll still owe the $100,000.

With an interest-only calculator, you can compare a standard loan to one that collects interest only. You can also find out how soon you can pay off the interest-only loan if you add in extra money to the payment each month. To calculate the payments, you'll need to enter the total amount of the principal for the loan, the interest rate and the term. Once you enter this information, the mortgage calculator provides the monthly payment amount. Some online calculators for interest-only loans let you print a PDF file with the information or offer a tool allowing you to email the information.

By using an interest-only mortgage calculator, you can find out if the lower monthly payments will save you money in the long run or if you should try another type of loan. Take advantage of free calculators to figure out as many possibilities as you need in order to compare all your mortgage options. If you need more assistance, use the information as a basis for discussing an interest-only home mortgage with a financial advisor.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Little Miss Kessa's Birthday Blog Giveaway

I would love to grab some of these great prizes that Kessa is giving away! Next month, she's turning a year older, so is her blog. Good thing, I happen to meet her during the Lancome workshop, if not, I would have missed this awesome giveaway.

She's generous for sharing all these loots and she's also planning to celebrate her special day at a children's orphange.

Get a chance to win these fab loots:

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Chris & Tell (limited edition)
The Body Shop Divide and Multiply Mascara
The Body Shop Hi-Shine Lip Treatment
The Face Shop Flebeaute Collagenic Light Skin Toner
Dickinson's Pore Perfecting Toner
L'Occitane Shampoo with Essential Oils
L.A. Colors Nail Polish - Wired
L.A. Colors Nail Polish - Atomic
L.A. Colors Nail Polish - Plum Wine
L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer - Magenta
L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer - Hot Pink
L.A. Colors Lipstick - Pink-A-Boo
Purederm Olive Collagen Mask
Purederm Green Tea Collagen Mask
The Face Shop Collagen Mask

 If you haven't joined yet, you have until June 17. If you want to mention my name as your referral, I'll appreciate it too, if not, I understand. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Winning With Sports book

Everyone seems to be good at predicting the outcome of a particular contest. Some people always seem to get the right answer on game shows or correctly guess the number of the winning horse or predict which football team is going to win the Super Bowl. If that sounds like you, you could consider using your sixth sense to earn money with a sports book.

Bet on Any Contest

A sports book is a website where you can place a bet on a contest. You can make a bet on almost anything—football, soccer or any sports team. But did you know that you can also place bets on boxing matches, dog races—even on who’s going to win the next presidential election? Literally any contest anywhere in the world can be bet on if it has a sports book site. Internet sports book websites make it easy and safe to start betting and winning. Most websites offer step-by-step instructions for setting up an account and placing your first bet.

Get Started

First create an account by filling out the sign-up form and agreeing to the terms and conditions of use. Next make a deposit with the cashier by following the instructions to connect your sports book account with your credit, debit, or checking account. Don’t worry, the sports book sites are very concerned with protecting your account information so they use encryption software.

You can play some casino type games and poker without making a deposit. But if you plan to get into some serious betting you will have to set up a deposit account with the site of your choice. Once you make your deposit you are ready to start betting. The bigger sites have everything arranged to be user friendly and lots of help is available for first time users.

Be Inspired to be Beautiful

It is important to a maintain a smooth, healthy and youthful skin. I simply follow a daily skin care routine. I never fail to cleanse and moisturize my face, and apply sunscreen to protect my skin from harmful UV rays. I drink ample amounts of water for it is the best way to keep my skin hydrated.

Of course, is it also necessary that I get adequate rest, eat healthy and protect myself from unhealthy emotional and environmental stresses.

Be inspired to be Beautiful. Join mommy Ria's blog contest and get a chance to win Avon ANew 360 degrees day cream.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lancome Make-up Workshop

lancome manila, lancome makeup workshop

Lancome Manila and Stylebible hosted a free make-up workshop held at Lancome, Greenbelt 5. My sister and I were lucky to attend this afternoon beauty talk.

It's good to learn about the simple skin care tips, a day and night make-up using Lancome products.

The Virtuôse Precious Cells mascara is also reintroduced. This mascara temporarily thickening the lashes while conditioning them for long-term fullness.

lancome workshop, makeup skincare workshop

I've met fellow blogger Kessa (who's a big Lancome fan) and these lovely ladies too.

lancome manila, makeup workshop

lancome manila, lancome makeup

Of course, I've enjoyed the Sanfo treats and the cupcake decorating as well.

sanfo treats, cupcake decorating

sanfo treats cupcake decorating

It's simply wonderful to know the whole range of cosmetic, make up, and skin care products of Lancome. I don't own any of these, as I only have Lancome perfumes with me. But now I'm including these products in my wishlist - Génifique (a youth activating concentrate), Bi-Facil (a double-action eye makeup remover) and the Hydra Zen Neurocalm Eye Contour Cream (a soothing eye contour cream).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

April Magazines Grand Slam

April Magazines - Grand Slam

The month of April is my daughter's birth month. Now, she's already 6 years old. It had been a simple family celebration and I'm glad she got what she wished for.

Knowing that her pictures got published in the April issue of the magazines that we frequently read is so delightful. Its like a birthday gift for her too! I can almost say that it's indeed a Grand-Slam moment!
Disney Princess - Birthday Princess
 Disney Princess - Birthday Princess
Working Mom - Mommy Moments My First Swimsuit
Working Mom Magazine: Mommy Moments

Baby Mag - Gallery Fun in the Sun
Baby Magazine Gallery: Fun in the Sun

Smart Parenting - Kiddie Greets
Smart Parenting: Kiddie Greets

Moms Today March April - Precious Moments Dressed For Summer
Moms Today March April issue: Precious Moments Dressed For Summer

Manila Bulletin April 17- Birthday Corner
Manila Bulletin April 17 - Birthday Corner

Total Girl - Birthday Shoutout
Total Girl magazine: Birthday Shoutout

Smart Parenting - Parents Pointers
Smart Parenting: Parents' Pointers

Cheers and Thankfulness

Whenever my lips smile, I am thankful; though, I could not count how many times I get to smile and laugh each day.

When the day ends, the most I could do is list things that made me grateful - from kissing my kids when they woke up and enjoying a good meal with my family... from having a good Internet connection and
doing my work with much love... to sleeping comfortably without any worries, and a whole lot more. 

Cheers! Indeed, my gratefulness springs from all these -

+ for the memories and lessons of the past
All those past experiences made me mature and helps me accept everything wholeheartedly. Understanding that each tearful moments made me more stronger and every challenges allows me to appreciate life even more.

+ for living and enjoying each day
Realizing the numerous blessings that I continuously receive and being proud of each accomplishment, no matter how small or grand it may be. For the family and friends around me that I can always count on, who keeps on making life a wonderful one.

+ for the promise of a good future... a blissful journey to a live well-lived!

Indeed, I was born blessed... fortunate enough to experience life's ups and downs, see the dark and bright sides of life, and learn from the good and bad side of living.


Enjoying a wonderful year of blogging is indeed a reason to celebrate. This blog post serves as my entry Three Cheers and Many Thanks Blog Contest by Teacher Ria. Thanks to her sponsors which made it all possible:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Gift From Nestle Nido Fortified

nestle nido mothers day gift, flowers, nestle gift pack

A bouquet of flowers and goodies from Nestle were delivered right in our doorstep this Mother's Day. I was surprised and I never expected that I would still get to receive these from Nestle when we've already enjoyed our prizes last year. This had been Nestle Nido Fortified's special gift for last year's winners of the "You're My Number 1" video contest.

nido flowers gift pack

Thank you Nido Fortified for making my mother's day a special one.
And to all moms and moms-to-be, let me still greet you a Happy Mother's Day!  

See the official video HERE. This is just one of the screencap from last year's official Nido Fortified MTV:

nido you're my number 1

Friday, May 7, 2010

How Myra E Helped Me Bloom Inside and Out

As a mom, I need to take good care of myself too. Lack of sleep, stress and harmful environmental elements can dull my skin and make me look old. I always want to stay healthy and feel good about myself, and this is the reason why I keep on using Myra E.

I am grateful for all the benefits that Myra E had provided me. For more than 5 years, I've been supplementing my healthy diet by taking Myra 400-E capsules before going to sleep.

I believe how powerful Vitamin E can be in fighting off free radicals which may cause skin aging. Now at 30, I feel more confident with how I look. Because I have healthy cells inside, my skin reveals a healthy and blooming skin. Myra 400-E is really effective in maintaining the health of my skin. It makes me look younger than my age and I am pleased whenever people compliment my youthful glow.

My simple beauty regimen would never be complete without using Myra E Facial Moisturizer and Myra E Hand & Body Lotion. I love that both these products are hypo-allergenic, mild and easily absorbed by my skin. Using these makes my skin softer and more supple. I am proud of my smooth skin and I can always go out even without even wearing make-up.

Indeed, Myra E had helped me bloom inside and out and I know that these will continuously keep me blooming for more years. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Free Krispy Kreme Orange You Glad chiller on May 10

Orange You Glad You Voted?

After voting on May 10, you can visit the nearest Krispy kreme branch to get your FREE Krispy Kreme Orange Glad You Chiller! Print and present this coupon and your finger marked with indelible ink.

This is part of the email sent by the official Krispy Kreme Girl, Chloe. This came after they gave away a Smooth Blend Signature Coffee Free for those part of the Circle of Krispy Kreme Friends.

Krispy Kreme supports and reminds everyone to exercise our rights to vote! They have launched their “Vote 2010: DOugh Your Part” campaign to help spread awareness.

Make your mark.
DOugh your part.
Go out and vote on May 10.

Monday, May 3, 2010

On Facebook Contests and Friend Requests

I love Facebook, but I'm not addicted. Months ago, I used to play FB games, but not anymore. There are even days when I won't login into my Facebook account. Nowadays, I'm grateful if I have 30-minutes or an hour to spent to keep in touch, update my status and be updated with my friend's.

Just how many FB friends do I have now? Over 400. My list comprises of my family, relatives, former colleagues, mommy friends, online friends, acquaintances, former schoolmates... and probably less than 10% remains uncategorized. I'm already starting to organize and create a Friend List. 

On Friend Requests.

Everytime I get to login on my account, I check each friend request. Until now, I still have 21 friend request pending in my queue! I just want to ignore each one even if we have mutual friends. I don't just accept friend request from people. I'd rather keep my list than worry in the end. Security, privacy and preventing identity theft is also important. I just don't get it why these people whom I don't know would add me on their list. Is it because they want to be friends (but there's no attached message). Is it because I'm friends with their friends and we have lots of mutual friends? Or simply because they want the numbers in their account to keep on growing???

I instantly confirm requests from people I really knew, but not for the others where I have no idea who they are. I guess it would be more appropriate that they would send me a message together with that request.

I am always open to making new friends, but not on the idea of meaningless friendship, and not just about the add-me-I-know-you friends.

On Joining Contests.

Contest and promos are also rampant on Facebook. Everyday, there seems to be a new contest - tag your friends, like this-and-that, comment and win, post this on your profile and tag your friends, most number of likes win, and a lot more! I've joined a couple of this and won only few. At Facebook, it is anyone's ball game.

Still, I choose what contest to join. I've been tempted to join contests wherein you will have to change your profile picture and use their's. This is something I would never be part of. I might be a fan, but I am not representing their company or their product. I value myself and my profile picture more than winning. I won't change mine's just to try my luck and get chances. 

Facebook brings countless benefits and enjoyment. Still, it is just right that I continue to uphold my values and my preferences.

Czaroma Roman

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