Glamourbox - #BeautiesAndBabies

Unboxing! Unboxing! Unboxing! Do I sound so excited? Because I do. I've known Glamourbox since I started blogging but didn't have the guts to get a box from them (aside that I do not know how things work with them) though I've seen boxes from some bloggers I know. Lucky for me this month that I got to see an instagram post from one of the bloggers I'm following and I'm so thrilled to try the products in the box. Beauties and Babies box is so special since it contains products not just for glam moms but for babies as well. How refreshing that the box isn't just for me, and by that, YES I'm now a mother, a new one and the proudest.
Welcome to my FIRST ever Glamourbox!
This hefty box came not with just the products inside but with a lovely message from the team as well. I love how everything magically fits in one box. LOL! Anyway, excited as I was upon opening the box, here's the goodness it contains...keep reading :)
HEEL MATE (Natasha Beauty) - Helps relieve cracking, dry sin on heels. Protects chapping on elbows and knees. Full size 40g costs Php289.

WHITENING BLUE SALVE (Eden's Paradise) - A micropeel salve that effectively lightens and removes chicken skin on armpits, bikini lines, elbows, and old scars. Full size 25g costs Php195.

NURSING COMFORT BALM (Mustela 9 Months) - Soothe tightness and irritations that come with breastfeeding. It repairs, protects and nourishes nipple skin. Full size 30ml costs Php690/

STRETCH MARKS DOUBLE ACTION (Mustela 9 Months) - Contains natural ingredients to prevent and reduce new and recent stretch marks. Full size 50ml costs Php1990.

BIO-OIL - A specialist skincare product formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Its unique formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, is also highly effective for ageing and dehydrated skin. Full size 60ml costs Php495
PREMIUM BABY WIPES (Lil Tots) - Thick and fluffy wipes that will wipe away dirt and germs that could harm the baby. It's alcohol-free and hypoallergenic. It is also easy to use and hassle free. Full size 80pcs costs Php65.

VITAMIN BARRIER CREAM (Mustela bebe) - For the daily prevention of early signs of diaper rash with an extra barrier of protection. Soothes and helps stop redness quickly. Full size 100ml costs Php490.

SNIFFLES BALM AND SLEEP BALM (Milea Baby) - This organic balm with manila elemi will help ease your baby's cough and colds. A dreamy night balm rich with precious oils, this natural sleep enhancer calms and clear the mind. Full size 50g costs Php350 and 16.5g costs Php150.

BUG REPELLENT COLOGNE (Messy Baby) - It's skin-safe, DEET-free formula helps shoo flying or crawling insects naturally. Full size 200ml costs Php90.

TOY AND SURFACE CLEANER (Messy Baby) - Formulated with pure and natural ingredients that could clean toys and surroundings. Full size 200ml costs Php180.

PHYSIOBEBE CLEANSING FLUID (Mustela bebe) - Patented formula ideal for daily cleansing of baby's skin from birth on. No rinse needed. Full size 300ml costs Php690.

Have you gotten your Beauties and Babies box already? Which product is your favorite? Which of these products would you like me to do a review? Share them in the comment section below.. xoxo!


Elegant Women Map Pattern PU Leather Handbag + Tmart Review

Finally, I'm officially back. It's been 4 months since I last posted an update on this blog and I'm missing it badly. It felt like something is missing on me. Good news that I'm back on track. :) Things have somehow changed for that short span of time but for so many beautiful reasons. And that's a long story to tell, on my next post maybe :p
Anywhoo, since I don't have much time to go out yet for shopping or treats for myself, I am thankful that online shopping exists. I really do. It saves more time and effort. Lol! And with so many online shops all over the world, it makes it even more easier for me to buy stuffs I need. Good thing there's too. It has thousands of products to choose at a pretty low price. All in one at Tmart. Plus, a worldwide free shipping. Yes, it is free. We all love it, don't we?
Next to my love for shoes are shoulder bags and handbags and that's what I exactly get from Tmart. Tmart Elegant Women Map Pattern PU Leather Zipper Closure Handbags Yellow came just in time.
If you've followed me on Instagram then you knew when I received this bag and the excitement to use this. It is so handy and can be used in a backpack way. It is made of PU Leather, has a zipper closure, box bag style and has a cellphone pocket inside. I immediately fell in love with this product because of its durability. Good match for mommies like me since it's large enough for storing my stuffs and baby's. I even used this once as a hospital bag. Hahaha! Perfect for all occasions, indeed.
The design is also fashionable enough to fit for you daily OOTDs and its map pattern is suitable for travelers out there. You can also possibly get your stuffs in just one parcel since Tmart almost has everything you need. Great job isn't it? I couldn't wait to get stuffs from them again. :)

Have you checked their site already? Or have you purchased stuffs from them already? Share your experiences below and would love to read them.


Work and Play: Becoming A Fashionably Reliable Freelancer

The idea of becoming self-employed today may not be so difficult to contemplate since recent advances in technology have made this a feasible option. And it certainly has been gaining a lot of converts lately. Why wouldn't it? You can earn a regular income and you don't have to commute to and from work every day. Some people even think that you don't have to dress up. You can just lounge in your living room, wearing your pajamas, armed with just a cup of coffee and a laptop, and you'd be all set to work for the day.

However, in the interest of also avoiding becoming a veritable frumpy hermit, it would be good advice to somehow find a balance between becoming a reliable freelancer and having a respectable social life--one where you can go out with friends for a drink or go on a holiday once in a while. Besides, "all work and no play" might end up making you anti-social.

Kidding aside, it is indeed quite important to be able to also have time for some R&R once in while. A day at the beach perhaps? But how do you do this exactly? How do you balance work and leisure? Well, here are some nuggets of wisdom that you might find interestingly helpful in achieving that goal.

1. Have a chic list of goals.
Make a list of the things you want for yourself--that cute doll dress or those sexy pumps you spied at the mall last week, perhaps--and put it in a place where you can easily see it. Choose places where you usually work, like in your living room or if you have a study, on the wall in front of your desktop. This way, you are constantly reminded of the things you should be aiming for and you don't lose focus.

2. Set a daily routine.
It might also be quite helpful if you designate specific hours every day for work. If you do this, your mind would be able to get used to the idea of having regular working hours and in turn, you avoid procrastinating. Set your alarm, even if you don't need to. Greet every morning with a cup of coffee and some healthy breakfast. Don't laze around in your bed until you feel compelled by your stomach to get up and scrounge for food. As a freelancer, this might be difficult to do at first but with determination, you would be able to discipline yourself to keep regular working hours in no time.

3. Look fabulous every day.
Contrary to popular belief, just because you're working from home, it doesn't mean that it's all right to look unkempt. You have to take care of yourself, too. Usually, it helps set your mind to work if you also physically get ready for it. So, take a shower, have breakfast, and put on gorgeous clothes before sitting down in front of your laptop. Get ready for the day as if you're working for a multinational company with a prestigious office address. This way, when you look at yourself in the mirror you can tell from your reflection that you're ready for work. And if you get a surprise video call from a client, you don't have to scramble to your bedroom to get yourself decently clad. You'd be ready all the time.

4. Spruce up a stylish home office.
Choose a corner of your apartment or house and set it up as your home office. You don't have to have all the sophisticated tools right away. You can just start with the basics first, things like the appropriate furniture and the necessary equipment including a phone, a computer printer, and maybe a drawer for important files.

Aside from these, you might also want to eventually find a small office space. There are actually a lot of office space for rent in Cebu that you might consider looking at. This way, you will be ready to expand your freelance work and maybe turn it into an outsourcing business when the time comes.

Author Bio: Gina Ballesteros is a supernova writer for Regus, a global company that offers flexible workspaces, virtual offices, and IT support services for small and big businesses worldwide.


Say NO to Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks - almost every woman's worst body nightmare.
I remember back in college when I'd do anything NOT to gain weight so I wouldn't get to deal with stretch marks later on. I believe it's a bit embarrassing to look in the mirror and see those scars-like on your skin. Getting one would probably make us feel insecure about ourselves. You are lucky enough if you have stretchy type of skin, if not, you are not alone!
From one figure to another, no doubt that it's already worrisome for me to get dreadful stretch marks after this blessed situation. I can't imagine preventing myself from wearing bikini or those short shorts in the future and I might lose the confidence of showing off my skin as well. Good thing Unilab sent me Celeteque Dermoscience Maternity Anti-Stretch Mark Cream, am I just lucky enough? *wink
Celeteque Dermoscience Maternity Anti-Stretch Mark Cream helps strengthen skin elasticity to prevent and minimize new and recent stretch marks during and after pregnancy.

How the product works:

  • Elastonyl helps protect and restore the tone and elasticity of the skin.
  • Phyto Collage moisturizes the skin and minimizes the appearance of stretch marks.
  • Alchemilla vulgaris extract helps protect the skin to minimize stretch marks.
  • Shea Butter promotes the strengthening of the skin, as well as providing deep moisturization.

Here's my take:
It's always a good thing to know that a product is dermatologist tested and hypo-allergenic. But what I love most about this product is that it is OB-Gynecologist-certified safe for pregnant women which gives the assurance that it has no side effects on pregnancy. I actually do not have stretch marks in my belly yet, which I hope I won't be getting any later on, but got few lines in my thighs so it's where I focused on applying this Anti-Stretch Mark Cream. And BOOM! After a week of using the cream in the morning and at night, the lines are getting unnoticeable. The marks are still there though, but you can hardly see them this time. I also love the fact that this product can be applied to sensitive areas, so I don't have to worry anymore if ever I need to use it on my breasts. I'm also applying the cream under my belly button just in case the bump will get bigger and bigger. I hope this product will help prevent the appearance of stretchmarks in the future. I will just give up updates then after this stage. :)

You can never go wrong with a 100ml cream at (SRP)Php 445.00 and is available at Watson's, SM Department Stores, and Robinson's Department Stores. You can also buy it online. Try and it might do wonders on you too! xoxo


Get Brighter Eyes with Celeteque Dermoscience Brightening Eye Tuck plus Dark Circles Lightener

It is almost impossible not get eye bags, puffiness and dark circles today. And sometimes we are told that we look tired. Frustrating, isn't it? There are actually lots of reasons why we get those eye problems; stressed, crying, lack of sleep or even allergies are just few of them. But worry no more, Celeteque Demoscience Brightening Eye Tuck plus Dark Circles Lightener is a good solution to get rid of them. 
It's a good thing that Unilab (the biggest Pharmaceutical Company in the Philippines) is able to do the wonders of their product especially through Celeteque. This is actually my 3rd Celeteque product and so far I'm loving all of them.

How the product works:
  • With Eyeseryl Tetrapeptide Complex that effectively counters the formation of loose skin around the eyes by improving skin elasticity and fighter water accumulation - the 2 main drivers of puffiness around the eyes. It also significantly lightens the skin around the eyes for a brighter and stress-free look, in just 4 weeks.
  • Proven and backed up by an open clinical trial conducted among women aged 30-60 years old with puffy eye bags and dark under-eye circles.

Here's my take:
I like how the product comes in an easy squeeze tube which makes applying easier. Plus it is a dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic and fragrance free which gives me the assurance that it's safe to use. Although I didn't notice the lightening effect after a week of use, I can feel that the skin around my eyes is no longer puffy. There's actually a little feeling of skin tightening after 2 to 3 days, and I bet it's a good sign that the product is really effective. No irritation occurs so I'm sure that if I'll continue using this product specifically in the morning and at night, I'll get better result.

Do you use this product too to get rid of those eye problems?