Friday, November 25, 2016

Saving Money while Shopping for Christmas Gifts with Shopback!

Hey Mommas! Christmas is just around the corner, and we know how malls here in the Philippines are during this season, right? Good thing we could shop online so it's less hassle, and less tiring! I do love shopping online, however, some doesn't have sale, so it's a bummer! I love sale! Anything that would make me spend less that is! Haha!

Anyway, I've been hearing about Shopback from some friends and been seeing it online, so I tried it myself! It's basically a website wherein if you buy from your favorite online shop through it, you'll get some of your money back! Who doesn't like that, eh?! Just great for us mommas out there! We all know how tight we are with budgeting! Or am I the only one!?

So if you're planning on buying christmas gifts for your loved ones, definitely check out Shopback! You could choose from hundreds of shops from there! Now, let me share with you some of the stores you mstry to check out to buy gifts from, or even for yourself!

I recently just got introduced to Korean skincare (I KNOW!! Where have I been?), and so far so good! So if you love Korean skincare products, you may shop through to save a little! Althea Korea have a wide range of Korean products! You could also get some gifts for your family and friends who love Korean products! ;)

For your mom, your girl friends, and your niece who loves make-up, well hey, you could find it at Sephora! Sephora is a well known store all over the world! Thank goodness we already have it here, though just through online, but isn't it just great?

And of course, for your dad, husband, guy friends, and nephew. You could choose a wide range of products from electronics, clothes, to shoes, and even toys at Takatack’s online sale!
checking out some of the toys for my little munchkin!

S O   H O W   D O E S    S H O P B A C K . P H    W O R K ? 

First, of course you must have an account at Shopback, but don't worry, it's so easy to have one! You could even sign up through Facebook or your Google account!

 And then you could select where you would want to shop through it, you could search the brand itself, or you could choose through categories. There are a lot of stores in Shopback!!

And then if you've already chosen the store you want to buy on, you should click the shop now button. And then it would re-direct you from Shopback to the store's website!

Once you've paid, the cash back would then reflect on your Shopback account within a few days! Easy as that!

Since I started working and could afford on giving presents to my loved ones, I never thought how happy it would make me feel, especially when you know you've given them what they love! So if you're trying to buy presents, why not shop through Shopback, you could avoid traffic, less hassle, a lot of awesome shops, and you would save money through it!

My Little Girl is Turning Two

In less than a month, my little girl is turning two! Oh how time flies, really.
Photo by Picture Company
My little girl who used to cry whenever she sees other people, my little girl who used to be okay if she's just laying around doing nothing, my little girl who used to be so quiet, my little girl who doesn't cry much and only cries when she's hungry.

Now, yes, she's still shy around other people, but give her a good 15 mins or so and she'll be the kulit little girl we know! She wants to play, play, and play! Well, she's a kid after all, so that is totally fine with us. And now, she knows what she wants, and she cries if she didn't get it. It is a struggle for us, but I'm pretty sure as long as she's with Mama and Papa, she doesn't instantly get what she wants. Well, not if she's with the grandparents and titas... Oh well!

At this age of my little girl, she can count 1 to 10. Yey! I am just so happy when I heard her counting! With her ABCs, she can recognize some letters, though not all,  but as we always say, we're not in a hurry.

Maco can repeat whatever we say, so we must be careful on what comes out our mouth if she's around. There are times that she would repeat every word we say, like we have a pet parrot. Haha! Oh my little girl, my little darling girl. You are loved. Thank you for bringing joy to us. We all love you so much!

My smiling little girl

Let me share with you some moments I got surprised with what my little girl did...

Her cousins were fighting over an iPad
Maco: No! Don't iPad!
(Lol. I was like, what the fun, where did that come from!!!)

Her father was doing the letter gesture with his hand
Joshua: Maco, what letter is this?
Maco: E!
Joshua: Maco, what letter is this? (because it was C)
Maco: E!
Joshua: No, this is C.
Maco: No, E!!!!
(We all laughed at first, but we tried to tell her it was C. Or maybe she was thinking it was a small letter e? IDK. We were just shocked on how she responded.)

Me pointing at her name and asking her what letters it were
Maco: M-A-C-O
(Wow! Without us coaching/telling her what letters it were)

Oh how time flies. I still remember everything from the moment I gave birth to her, and now she's turning two. WHAT. As what I always say, I am thankful to our Lord God for giving us a healthy little girl. And for what I always pray, I just want us all to be healthy. All other things that the Lord has given us is just a bonus. And we are so happy! Thank you for everything, Lord God. We are beyond grateful.
My little cray family <3

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Vita Cubes Fun Day 2 at Active Fun

I was excited that I got invited to the Vita Cubes Fun Day 2 last Oct. 22nd (I know it's been too long already. Sorry!). I was able to attend last year's event held at Fun Ranch and it was awesome, so I'm pretty sure this time's Vita Cubes Day will be so much fun as well!

The time I got there with my little girl, they were playing games already. A lot of kids were having fun playing! A lot of activities for the kids and the parents, of course!
Macoki decorating her cake! :)
One of the activities was cake decorating. While decorating, my little girl's munching on Vita Cubes!
Vita Cubes are cube-shaped jelly candies filled with vitamins and minerals, so no need to worry, Mommas! ;) Vita Cubes contain lysine, zinc, vitamin A, B, C and E! I, myself, tend to get worried or rather, I don't let my little girl eat candies that much because we all know it's not healthy, but with Vita Cubes, I know my little girl will just be fine because as I've said, it's high in vitamins and minerals! ;)

Frances Sales of Topaz Horizon talked and it was very informative. She shared on how she started with blogging and I love it when she said she give her kids candies! Haha! I was relieved that she give her kids candies. Hehe! IDK why but I felt that way. Heehee! Somehow made me at ease that I'm not the only one who gives her little one candies!

I know I've shared here on my blog that as much as I possible I try to give my little girl healthy food, I still do, but sometimes, I give in and I just want her to experience being a kid, I mean, candies are for kids, right? ;)

There was also a magician. The kids surely did enjoy his act! My little girl was quite sleepy already hence she was turning grumpy. :( Good thing my husband was able to follow from his work, or it would be so hard to bring our loot and carry my little girl at the same time.

with Mama!
with Papa!
Love 'em jelly candies!!!
Vita Cubes is available at all Mercury Drug outlets, SM Supermarkets, Robinson's Supermarkets, Waltermart, Landmark, Puregold, and other leading supermarkets and local grocery stores nationwide. Also available in Mini Stop outlets.
Look at my silly girl!! Haha! She loves it! She calls Vita Cubes, yummy! 

While I'm finishing this post and my little girl saw the above photo...
Maco: Hmmm... Yummy

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Review: Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Soap

Sorry! This is the only photo I have of the Apple Cider Vinegar Soap!!!
*will change this as soon as I received my 2nd purchase! ;)
As y'all Mommas know, I got the Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar soap from a few weeks ago. You may read my haul here. I didn't use it right away as I was still finishing my then facial cleanser. But of course I threw that out and tried on the Apple Cider Vinegar soap from Skin Genie because I just can't wait already! Haha

I haven't tried the actual Apple Cider Vinegar nor have smelled it so I just based my expectations from what I read on other blogs or forums regarding the actual Apple Cider Vinegar. And yes, they said it didn't smell  good so that made me think twice on whether I should use it or not. BUT, they also said that it did really help with the blemishes so of course, I had to use it right away! (Lol! Just how us, women, think right?! Lol)

When I opened it, I told myself that it wouldn't smell nice, and good luck na lang sa aking face! Lol! Well, apparently, it DIDN'T smell horrible. It smells good actually that it made me think if it would work in any way.

A couple of weeks have passed and I must say, I looooove it!!! It didn't make my face flawless like a baby's butt, but it did made the scars lighten and my face looks better now that it did last month! I swear.
Oops sorry for the face!!! No filter, no edits (just added my watermark), no hilamos pa, and my awkward smile
As you can see, I don't have perfect skin. There are still blemishes, yes, but I assure you humupa na yan as what I told my husband. Hahahaha! Grabe IDK what happened to my skin it was so bad! I get acne whenever my period comes but it wasn't that bad. I don't want to post photos of those horrible days noh! Hahaha! But, I think I know why it happened. Maybe because I slept for 2 consecutive nights with make-up on. Yes, I did! It was bad thing to do. I know I shouldn't, I was just too tiiiiirrreeeddddd to get up and wash my face, I fell asleep right then and there. So mommas, ladies, everyone, don't sleep with your make-up still on your face. Just don't. :)

Btw, just a heads up, the soap tends to melt (not sure if that's how you describe it!), but if you could cut it before you use it, it would not be wasted and the soap would last longer. ;)

This review is my own opinion and I ain't paid to say these good stuff about the product, it really just worked for me and  I'm just so happy! :)