Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Your Beauty Needs from BeautyMNL.com


What is timing when BeautyMNL handpicked me to site a test run, because I'm trying to find a good facial cleanser for my ever sensitive skin! This Momma needs to stay fab, too. Hehe! ;P There are a lot of beauty products on their site, from makeup, skin care, hair care, beauty tools, and there are kid-friendly items too VMV HypoallergenicsMild and Gentle Baby Shampoo from Zen Nutrients and Happy Face, Happy Body: Milk Wash!

Now let me share with you my BeautyMNL Haul!


I got the Softening and Lightening Almond Toner (3) since I saw it on the best seller section, and I've read good reviews of so I thought why not try it! Apple Cider Vinegar Soap (5)  because I have read and heard from people about the good benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, especially to those who have problem skin. Also from Skin Genie, I chose Top of the Morning Coffee Scrub (4) as I've also read some good benefits of coffee to our skin, I've also watched some videos on Youtube, wherein youtubers make DIY coffee scrub so yaasss. I still wanted to try other facial wash so I got the Deep Clean Foam Cleanser (2). I also got the Detail Simply Matte Lipstick in Crazy (1), I like it's shade and it's not expensive at all!

I love all the items I picked, plus the ordering process is so easy! I ordered mine on a Sunday just to see if the items I picked would be delivered the next day. I was actually expecting for it to come by Tuesday. Because hey, it was a Sunday after all. But apparently, they are true to what they say of next-day delivery within Metro Manila. Yes, I got mine on a Monday afternoon! In fairness huh! But I think if you order on a Saturday, your order would be delivered by Monday as there are no couriers during Sundays, just like the other companies.

The ordering process was such a breeze. And if ever you would think twice of getting an item like what I always do whenever I shop (hahaha! I can't decide on which to get!!!), you could just simply take it off of your cart and choose another one, you could go back and back on the items to see which one you would like best. Love the BeautyMNL site as there are tons of our beauty needs! Best for the busy Mommas out there!

For payment methods, you could pay via Credit Card, Paypal, Bank Deposit, and best one which is Cash on Delivery. Yaassss


And hey, Mommas! If you love taking selfies like everyone does, you could join their #selfieMNL contest! Get a chance to win a Printster polaroid of your pretty face and a PHP200 BeautyMNL GC. Click here for the complete details.


Thank you BeautyMNL.com!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Toddlers, Books, and ABC's

We used to have a schedule for my little girl's learning, I let her watch some educational videos for babies everyday in the morning and right after her nap. But then I thought I don't want to force her to watch if she doesn't want to. And so I stopped with it.


So now, I made these awesome flash cards for her! Those are what I use to teach her her ABC's. And we also have books that we read every now and then. I don't force her to get a book and we'll have some reading time though. I already arranged her book bin so whenever she wanted to read or rather look at the pages, she could easily do so.



Lately though I noticed that the little girl always get her pouch of flash cards and always tell me "meeee" which means please so I could open it. And then she'll start saying the letters and so we'll have an afternoon of ABC's. She would also get a book and look at the pages. Her current favorite is this one:


Whenever she gets a book, we read it, or if it is something like this book which doesn't have a story, I just tell her what it is on the page, and then later on ask her what it is. Or sometimes I make out a story out of the picture.

I'm just lucky the little girl likes holding books, looking at the pages and reciting her ABC's (even though she doesn't say it right always haha). I'm hoping this would continue until she's in college! Lol! Though that is not like me, I read every now and then, but not as much as other book readers who could finish a book in just a day or two. I want to but I don't think it's for me. What I love is arts and crafts. I love pens, papers, color, you name it!

But maybe when my little girl turns 2 or 3, that's when I'll give her a schedule for learning time, I think it would also prepare her when she'll go to school already. But for now, I'll just let her enjoy her toys and not having a schedule for learning. ;)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Food Review: Kan Zhu Hand-Pulled Noodles, SM Hypermarket Pasig City


A couple of months ago, yes months, we had our little munchkin's check up while my MIL went grocery shopping. We met up with her after Maco's check up. I personally love the SM Hypermarket at Pasig, the one right across Tiendesitas! Just because their supermarket have clothing inside, and even furniture.

So after she was done grocery shopping, we ate at Kan Zhu. I thought it was the same with Zhu Kitchen, but apparently it wasn't.


I personally liked their interiors. Simple and clean.

Braised Beef Dry Noodles | P 195.00
I went to the safe side, and ordered this as it has the chef recommendation
 It's noodles and beef were really soft and tender. And the sauce was really savory.

Mixed Seafood Noodle Soup | P 180.00

This was my husband's order. He didn't like it that much. As what my husband told me, he didn't like it because the seafood weren't fresh. The soup was nice, it was just the seafood.

Forgot what it's called :(
This was new to their menu and it was my MIL's order. She didn't like it as much as well. I tasted a little of it, I think it was good but not as good as my order. Hehe! This tasted like Carbonara. It was really creamy, I think that's the reason why my MIL didn't like it as much.

Shrimp Mousse Spring Rolls | P 120.00
We ordered this for Maco. I don't think she liked it hehe. It was like lumpia but with shrimp inside so the texture was really soft. The dip was spicy though!

Sharksfin Dumplings | P 95.00
Nothing special with their Sharksfin dumplings. It was like the other sharksfin dumplings we tasted, but not in a bad way. It was good.
Sesame Butchi | P 80.00
Their butchi was also like the other butchi we've had. Not bad.

The food in Kan Zhu were good and affordable. Though I suggest to order the ones with the chef recommendation label if you'd eat here, just so you would enjoy it!  

Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, September 9, 2016

Our Kidzoona Experience

Okay so I didn't realize I haven't posted about our "Kidzoona experience" which happened last July until now! This post has been sitting on my drafts since then! Sorry! 

I've been hearing and seeing about Kidzoona for a couple of months already and since then I wanted to go in one of their branches already! I originally wanted to go to their Robinsons Galleria branch because as I saw from the other mommy bloggers how huge it was! But when I found out that their Uptown Mall branch was open already, yaassss!!

So yeah, for our 2nd wedding anniversary, we went to Kidzoona! It was also our first time to go to Uptown Mall, and most shops weren't open yet. Love it! Though most of the restaurants were open already, and there were a LOT. And I thought it was great so it wouldn't be a hassle for us to dine right after we played at Kidzoona. When we went to Kidzoona, we noticed that it was not that big compared to their Robinsons Galleria branch. Or maybe there were just a LOT of kids at the time! And I meant, a LOT. My husband looked at me with the "lets-go-somewhere-else" look, but no, I wanted to Kidzoona! Lol

P300.00 for one adult and one child which was 90 mins of play + P150.00 for additional adult.  I say not bad for the rates, 90 minutes of play was really long and quite exhausting already! Husband and I kept on asking each other what the time was as we were getting tired from all the running! And playing.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

What to Look for in Wood Furniture

I've always been fascinated with wood furniture. But unfortunately, even though it looks so good, not most of the wood furniture that are around now aren't termite-free or if I may say, doesn't last long enough.

One of the woods they use in making such sturdy furniture are from Teak Tree. Now what is Teak? Teak tree or "tectona grandis" is one of the tropical hardwood birches. It's longevity is great and the tree often lives up to 100 years of age. Teak trees have oil in it's heart that is water resistant. The oil itself can protect the tree from decay, insects, and bacteria.

Now, let me share with you what are the qualities you must find for the perfect natural wood furniture that lasts long, weatherproof, and termite-free, and are from Linden Teak Furniture Philippines.