Monday, June 29, 2015

Enjoying HSBC credit card rewards

I've been using my HSBC Red credit card for several years. Okay, I'm not debt free - but still a responsible credit card owner.

Most credit cards have rewards programs and promos. With my HSBC Red MasterCard, I usually enjoy their Instant Rewards promo.


Their ongoing Instant Rewards can be availed at KFC, Pancake House and Teriyaki Boy. I've already claimed KFC meals: Junior Sandwich, 1-pc Chicken Meal with soup and regular drink, and a 1-piece Classic Fully Loaded Meal.

This promo is only until June 30, hopefully, the next Instant Rewards will be better as well.

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KFC meal 
And, aside from annual fee waiver and 0% installment plans, I also get to accumulate points for redemption. This time, I got about 50,000 points and choose to redeem two (2) Php 500 SM Gift Certificate from the Rewards Catalogue.

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HSBC Rewards
Good enough.

HSBC also has several ongoing promos such as the "Win back your tuition with HSBC MasterCard" and "Caltex Rebate Offers."

Well, if you're a credit card holder, it pays to manage your debt responsibly and use it the right way. And enjoy the perks, treats and privileges that come with it!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Merakibowy on Zalora Marketplace

Don't you just love online shopping at Zalora? There's a lot to choose from, not only from well-known fashion brands but also from rising independent fashion designers and sellers. Here's a new brand I found at Zalora Marketplace - it's called Merakibowy.

Wondering what Merakibowy means? Caitlin Gaille De Guzman, the owner and designer of the brand has this to say about Merakibowy.

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designer and owner of Merakibowy (Photo by: Carlos Rosales)
According to Caitlin, “Meraki”, is a Greek word that means, creating something that you love. “Bowy”, on the other hand, came from Caitlin’s favorite model, Daria Werbowy. She decided to combine this words together.

Caitlin wanted to design something authentic and new, which people will be curious about. And this has been her inspiration in creating her Merakibowy collection.

Merakibowy designs are easy to wear clothes fit for women who likes to take it easy and has a laid-back lifestyle.

Here are some of their collections:

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Sylvia off the Shoulder Top
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Mossel Printed Top with Zigi Skirt
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You may visit their Facebook, Instagram page, and more of their latest collections in Zalora.

Grab one now at Zalora Marketplace!

For inquiries, please contact:
Merakibowy by Caitlin Gaille De Guzman
Call/SMS: +639151800298

Zalora Marketplace:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Nutri10Plus vitamins for my school-age kids

It's already the second week of school classes for my kids. They're now in Grade 4 and Grade 6.

school-ready :)
They're still adjusting to their new school schedules, teachers and back-to-school routine. Probably this week, there'll be more homework to work on and lessons to study. Then, quizzes and projects will follow after.

As a mom, I made sure that their health needs are met by providing them with proper nutrition and the right supplement that will boost their immune system. This is because they need enough energy to make it through a long school day.

Thankful there's Nutri10Plus.

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Aside from Vitamins (A, D, E, C and B Complex), Lysine, Zinc and Chlorella Growth Factor, Nutri10Plus has Taurine that helps improve brain functions and development.

This multivitamins keep my kids alert and focused. It makes them ready to hit the books, listen to their teachers and participate in class.

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School kids need nutritional support as they head back to school. They need the right amount of food and nutrients so that their brains will function well

Multivitamins supplement like Nutri10Plus ensures that our kids will have healthier mind and body, greater resistance to disease, increase vitality and greater energy.

With Nutri10Plus my kids are getting active and stronger everyday. More importantly, they are always school-ready!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Acer makes it easy to ‪#‎PullitOff‬ the school year

It’s back-to-school season again! Time to study, review and do lots of projects. #PullitOff with Acer this school year!

Most parents and students nowadays realize that getting an affordable laptops is essential. No worries. Global tech titan, Acer got you covered! It is easy to #PullitOff this school year with Acer Aspire Switch 12, Aspire Switch 11 and Aspire Switch 10 E.

Acer Aspire Switch 12

Acer Aspire Switch 12 is an intuitive and immersive 5-in-1 device that can be used as a laptop, tablet with keyboard or not, or even as a desktop PC through its 5 modes—notebook, pad, display, tent and desktop.

Acer Aspire Switch 12

Aspire Switch 12 is powerful in terms of computing abilities, responsive and vivid graphics yet consumes low power, thanks to its new Intel® Core™ M processor and smooth-running Windows 8.1 operating system. Its big, 12.5-inch display screen, protected against accidental bumps and scratches by Corning® Gorilla® Glass keeps up with the always-active student lifestyle. Its full HD display lets you see everything as clear as a whistle regardless of angle or extreme lighting condition. The touch-screen display has anti-fingerprint capabilities to prevent those unappealing smudges from splotching the screen.

Aspire Switch 11

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Need a buddy that is as versatile as you? With Aspire Switch 11’s unique Acer Snap Hinge™, you can flip, rotate, or detach it in a snap. Its invisible force of magnetism lets you detach the tablet seamlessly and snap it back on whenever and wherever you need it. The spacious chiclet keyboard is perfect for taking down long notes because it assures comfortable typing and solid tactile feedback. Supported by six touchpad gestures, Aspire Switch 11’s Precision Touchpad guarantees gestures as fluid as touchscreen gestures.

Aspire Switch 10 E
Aspire Switch 10 E

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Express yourself freely with Aspire Switch 10 E’s range of trendy colors that work perfectly with its dynamic shape and elegant textile-pattern texturing. This 2-in-1 runs on Windows 8.1 and features all the Microsoft Office programs1 you need to get home works done. Its Intel quad-core processor and 12 hours of battery life make the Aspire Switch 10 E the ideal tool for group studies.

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The Aspire Switch 10 E also comes with the Acer SwitchLock™ that lets you lock this keyboard dock’s HDD so it only works with the tablet part. Protect all you HDD data by snapping the tablet off the keyboard and snap it back on to unlock it.

So, students get the perfect school buddy you can count on to help you get those grades. For non-students, grab one when you aspire to live a productive lifestyle!

Acer #‎PullitOff Promo

From May 25 to June 30, 2015, buyers of an Aspire Switch 12 or any Aspire Switch 2-in-1 netbooks will get an Instax Mini 8 camera absolutely for Free!

From May 15 to June 15, 2015, get an Acer Iconia W1 2-in-1 netbook and get a FREE Smart Bro 4G Pocket Wi-Fi (Acer’s promo in partnership with Smart Communications).

To know more about tAcer Aspire Series and other 2-in-1 devices, check out:
Acer Philippines Facebook page
Twitter page

[Press Release]

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Free Admission: Sun Life Wealth and Health Expo

Do you want to enjoy a life that’s free from financial worries? Well, isn't that what we all want.

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I'm inviting you to join Sun Life Philippines' Wealth and Health Expo on June 20 at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia Complex. This event is in partnership with Manila Workshops and is FREE for everyone!

Known personalities such actor-triathlete Matteo Guidicelli, lifestyle blogger Anton Diaz, runner Jaymie Pizzaro, TV anchor Edric Mendoza, and financial experts Randell Tiongson and Rose Fausto, will be sharing their tips and guiding attendees on achieving health and wealth balance. The event will be hosted by RJ Ledesma.

#FIT2LiveFree Expo

Since June is Financial Independence month, Sun Life Philippines focuses on nurturing health and growing wealth.

Here's what you can expect from the event:

+ For Millennials (1 pm)
  • Learn how to find your purpose while balancing your many passion pursuits
  • Get tips on how to start on an active and healthy lifestyle while young
  • Learn the benefits of starting young on a financial roadmap to the future by putting a price tag and deadline to your dreams
+ For Young Couples (9 am)
  • Learn how to balance your roles and goals for the family while pursuing your own individuality
  • Learn how you and your family can keep healthy and stay healthy amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life
  • Create a shared vision and get the entire family on-board to commit to those goals
Also, Ms. Rikka Redrico from Mommy Bloggers Philippines will be there to guide participants on how to create a Vision Board. When you create and share your vision board, you'll even get a chance to win a special prize from Sun Life! Isn't that exciting?

Admission is FREE. Register now at

Sun Life Wealth & Health Expo
June 20 SMX MOA

Saturday, June 6, 2015

May 2015 BDJ Box Kiss Dry Goodbye

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After enjoying the heat of the summer sun, it's time to bring back the radiance of our skin. Kiss dry goodbye with BDJ May 2015 and say hello to a fresh new you!

Though late, I'm always excited unboxing a BDJ box and know what surprises awaits inside it.

Take a quick look -

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BDJ Box May 2015

What's inside -

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Colgate Optic White Plus Shine (100g Php115 each)
Colgate Optic White Plus Shine whitens and shines teeth after just one week. A must try! Hope to see how effective it really is!

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Garnier Skin Naturals Whitespeed Multi-Action Brightening Scrub (50 ml. Php 84)
Garnier Skin Naturals Light Complete Whitespeed Multi-Action Whitening Serum Cream with SPF19/PA+++ (50ml, Php265)  
Time to show off that pretty radiant skin with Garnier products. The brightening scrub has the power to cleanse and brighten the skin.

Multi-Action Whitening Serum Cream promises to make the skin 3 tone fairer. It also protects skin against the sun's UVA/UVB rays.

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Nivea Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes (25 sheets, Php 140)
This one is really handy. I can bring this wherever I go. It deeply cleanses, tones and hydrates dry and sensitive skin.

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Aloe Derma Pure Aloe Vera Gel (45g, PhP280)
Aloe Derma Pure Aloe Vera Gel is a skincare product protects the skin from dryness and irritation. It is recommended for soothing sunburns. It's also great for day use for it's light on the skin and perfect for humid weather.

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Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion (8.5oz sample sized)
My family loves Cetaphil products! Aside from being hypoallergenic, this product replenishes, hydrates and protects dry, sensitive skin, leaving it soft and smooth.

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FS Powder Blush (6.2g, Php 350)
This product is Preview Magazine Beauty Award Winner. It blends smoothly and easily for streak-free natural finish look that gives you perfectly flushed cheeks. I got the "warm chiffon" color.

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Dermal Masks (3 sheets, Php 70)
Restore your tired, dull skin and welcome its healthy glow with this moisturizing and revitalizing collagen facial mask.

I want to experience the difference that this Dermal Masks can bring. I got the charcoal, cucumber and cherry blossoms collage essence mask.

Plus samples of the Japanese Beauty Bundle -

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Pure Savon Rose Blend Scent & Classic Floral White/Lily Scent
Himawari Dear Beauté Oil in Shampoo and Conditioner
Achieve smoother skin with Pure Savon Rose Blend Scent & Classic Floral White/Lily Scent.

Put the moisture back into your hair with Himawari Dear Beauté Oil in Shampoo and Conditioner. 

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Cure Natural Aqua Gel
Cure Natural Aqua Gel gently catches waste dead skin on the surface of your skin and remove it. 

This May 2015 BDJ Box is another good deal for only Php 580 (Total worth is around Php 1,559).

The first BDJ Box I got this year was the Kawaii Must-Haves January - February 2015 BDJ Box, which I love just the same!

You can get your subscription box at

Monday, June 1, 2015

Getting active and stronger with Nutri10Plus

Honestly, my son loves playing video games and watching cartoons on YouTube. He can spend hours glued on the laptop, gadget or smartphone. We know that it is important that he becomes physically and socially active as well. But it's good that taking time off away from the laptop and gadget is still possible.

Yes, it is possible!

He engages in physical activities like jumping rope every day, walking and jogging around the park or playing badminton during weekends. He also takes time to swim and tries playing football.

He realizes the fun of playing outdoors and being active. Now, he also enjoys a quick exercise at the park outdoor fitness equipment in our village.

For my son, moving should be fun and enjoyable. He prefers outdoor activities that are fun and kid-friendly.

Thumbs up for Nutri10Plus!

Nutri10Plus vitamins gives him encouragement as he tries to get more active and improve his skills.

It's a vitamin with "Sports Active Formula." Nutri10Plus is now my partner in my son's healthy growth and development, building strong bones and muscles, and boosting his confidence. It helps my son live a healthier lifestyle!

Thumbs up for Nutri10Plus!
Quick info: Vitamins are not just for finicky-eaters and kids who are aren't eating well-balanced foods. Kids who eat from fast foods, take processed foods and drink carbonated sodas also need to take vitamins. (Source: WebMD)
Physical activity is important for our kids. Fun physical activity along with a balanced diet and the right vitamin supplement provides the foundation for our kids' healthy and active life.

Note: My son is only taking Nutri10Plus 2x a week. Some kids need to take it daily. It is best to consult with your pediatrician to know the right amount of vitamins your children needs.