Pamper’s introduces its new Less Lawlaw Diapers

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Pampers Philippines went to Cebu to personally introduce their new Pampers Less Lawlaw Diapers. I was one of the lucky mama who was able to witness the small gathering of mothers (and fathers :)) and babies held at Gymboree, Banilad Cebu City.
Pampers Goes to Cebu_2Seeing these smiling, adorable babies in their tutus, bows, ribbons made me miss my kids in their toddler years and wished they are part in this fun-filled activity. Pampers Philippines gave the babies a chance to explore Gymboree’s amenities and bet they are had so much fun as they also learn the new Pampers Go Galaw Jingle. The babies swayed joyfully to the upbeat music even parents can’t help but dance too.
Pampers Goes to Cebu_3The babies can move freely with no difficulty while wearing the new Pampers that fit snugly plus, this new diaper did not seem to bother the babies nor hinder their movement.
Pampers Goes to Cebu_4According to a 2012 study from US National Institute of Health, the bulk caused by saggy or lawlaw diaper may hamper the baby’s ability to walk properly. Not too many parents realize this, we too were not concern then.  When choosing the diaper, we only consider the diaper’s price then. The old Pampers suit our budget even it manifest its saggy-ness especially after longer use. Thankfully, Pampers found a solution through Pampers Baby Dry with its well-loved magic gel channels to absorb wetness evenly and distribute it throughout the whole diaper allowing babies to move freely.

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According to Adie Villegas, Pampers Communications Manager, “Pampers put baby’s development at the core of our innovations. We want them to be comfortable an to move undisturbed from saggy, lawlaw diaper and with Pampers Baby Dry more and more moms #ChoosePampers for their babies to have the most fun #PampersGoGalaw days.”

Pampers Baby Dry, is available in major supermarket, groceries, and drug stores nationwide, as well as online on Lazada Ph.

McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop 2018: Why your child needs to experience it

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Good news for working mommies out there. McDonald’s Philippines surely understand us when they revised McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop schedule to accommodate working mommies who wished to enroll their kids in a summer workshop but don’t have time to bring their kids on a weekday session.

McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop is on its 26th year in making kids experience a fun-filled summer. We always plan to enroll our kids and always postponing the deal but not until this year when we were invited during the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop for Cebu bloggers and media personnel.

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This year, McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop has two enrollment options:
Weekend workshop:

For Php595 inclusive of workshop t-shirt, cap, bag, ID, apron, chef’s hat, and daily meals, kids get to enjoy a 2-day, 3-hour per session activity.
Weekday workshop:
For Php695 inclusive of workshop t-shirt, cap, bag, ID with lace, apron, chef’s hat, scrapbook, and daily meals, kids will enjoy a 5-day, 2-hour per session activity.

When you let your kids join McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop:

You unleash the creativity side of your kids
Kids were tasked to make their own McDonald’s Happy Meal Box but before they assemble the box, they were told to draw anything for the design of their boxes. Look how committed these little troop.
McDo Kiddie Crew 2018 - ArtsMcDo Kiddie Crew 2018 - CraftsYou give them a chance to develope their confidence and socialization skills.
Kids were taught to give their best smile at the front counter when attending to customers and proper food preparation on customer’s order. They learned to prepare the all-time favorite McDonald’s Float and surely love it.
McDo Kiddie Crew 2018 - Customer ServiceMcDo Kiddie Crew 2018 - Preparing McDo FloatYou teach them make their own cheeseburger 
Kids were taught to make the famous McDonald’s Cheeseburger. All ingredients that make up the cheeseburger were introduced from mustard, ketchup, onions and pickles to the bun and patty. Putting it all together in sequential order is emphasized and this play-based learning was the highlight of the workshop as they get to eat what they prepared. Imagine their patience as they were told to eat their burger only after the activity.
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You will let your kids learn good values
This workshop is an avenue to instill the values of friendship, teamwork, sharing and responsibility in an interactive way, as well as patience in taking turns washing their hands and preparing the food. Good thing they are only a few of them, thus each activity where they performed is not crowded.
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You give them opportunity to learn new song and dance steps
Every session is concluded with a sing and dance as they sing the tune of the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew song and wiggle to the beat of the Ronald Dance.

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Now that’s an experience worth the fun, isn’t it?

Workshop Details:

The Kiddie Crew Workshop runs from April 2, 2018 until June 22, 2018 and open for kids aged 6-12. There are 400+ stores running the Kiddie Crew Workshop. Also, workshop session may vary so it is advised to visit the nearest participating McDonald’s store to find out their schedule. Simply visit the McDonalds store to register.

To know more about the McDonalds Kiddie Crew Workshop, visit McDonald Kiddie Crew Workshop Site 

Thanks again McDonalds Philippines for the invitation and kudos to the staff of McDonald’s Philippines for a fun-filled afternoon.

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Titay’s Liloan Rosquillos and Delicacies Reopens

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Last weekend, Titay’s main store at Liloan, Cebu reopens to re-introduce the brand.

It started with Margarita “Titay” Frasco’s homemade cookie sold along with a can of soda. Now, it is popularly called rosquillos. As more selection of pastries added, Corazon “Azon” Frasco play an important role by making their products known not just within the town of Liloan but also in every Cebuano as the products are made available in supermarkets and malls around the province. Today, with the latest generation of the Frasco family, headed by Aljew Fernando Frasco and Margarita Frasco, the store is not just for selling the delicacies as “pasalubong” but they also renovate their store to add a cafe for northbound motorists who wish to rest before a long drive.

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While the store’s interior is being revamp, the Frasco family is being careful not the change the original structure of the store as it serves as a reminder of Titays 111 years of pleasant memories. A history wall is added for guests to know the colorful story behind Liloan’s Titay’s Rosquillos and Delicacies.

Titays Liloan History Wall

From rosquillos, a ring shaped biscuit, their offerings expand to otap, galletas del carmen, galletas de bato, hojaldres which are also available in supermarkets nationwide. While some of their products like meatroll, doughnuts and masi are only in their store. They also offer coffee and cold drinks to pair with their goodies.

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With the latest rebranding, the Frasco family aspire Titay’s of Liloan to become a top pasalubong choice as well as become known not just in the Philippines but also worldwide.

Congratulations Titays Rosquillos and Delicacies of Liloan.

Licealiz Campaigns Kilusang Kontra Kuto

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I admit me and my sisters had kutos (headlice) during my childhood days. My mama would not let us play outside if she can’t comb out those lice and nits (eggs). Imagine getting those nits from your hair strand, she would get it! She would diligently look for those lice and prick it on my head with such force it makes you whimper. She’ll do this laborious task to us girls (no wonder her eyes got marred). Music to my ears if I hear her calling my sister’s name — that means its not my kutuhan session for the day. When my mama is not available and if in the mood, we also have those kutuhan session between sisters that we sometimes end up challenging each other on whose got the most lice or nits.

Now its my turn to check my daughter’s hair. Yes, she has kuto even if she washes her hair everyday. Like my mom, I apply the traditional method of removing the lice –> nitpicking or manually removing the lice and nit and using special comb for the lice. I can only check her hair on weekends and with interaction of her classmates on schooldays and with my conventional method, there’s definitely no guarantee that her lice are totally eliminated.

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Nowadays, there are prescriptions that can help get rid of lice but because I’m afraid of the chemicals used that may possibly affect the children, I hesitated. Thankfully, Lamoiyan Corporation is here for Licealiz campaign for Nationwide Oplan Alis Kuto as part of Kilusang Kontra Kuto advocacy in the effort to educate the public on lice infestation issues. Lamoiyan Corporation has Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo that is non-toxic and convince me to use Licealiz. Together with Department of Education and Philippine Dermatological Society, Lamoiyan Corporation travels to different schools and barangays all over the country to hold shampooing programs and lectures for students and their parents.

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As what  Lamoiyan Corporation Marketing Director Bing Cavestany said, “We want to remove the stigma associated with having kuto by educating communities on lice infestation issues. We want to drive home the message that everyone can be potentially infested by kuto, that it’s not something to be ashamed about, and definitely not something to ridicule others for. We also hope to encourage these communities to unite and take action to solve this public health problem together.

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Mommy Bloggers Philippines Cebu Mommies was invited to witness the Visayas kickoff last Friday, September 27, 2017 at Guadalupe Elementary School (which was interrupted by the sudden flooding  from heavy downpour). They will visit more schools around Cebu province and will be in Mindanao in the upcoming days with the hope for a headlice-free country in the future.

A discussion about headlice infestation, treatment and prevention was made at Zubuchon Restaurant at Escario St., Cebu City by Philippine Dermatological Society Rep, Lamoiyan Corporation Reps, ComCo Southeast Team and Licealiz Team.

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Important Facts of Head Lice:

  • Anyone can be infested.
  • Lice feed on human blood.
  • Lice stuck in comb can survived for three days.
  • Female head lice can lay as much as 100 eggs. Imagine the spread.
  • Head lice has six legs. They can crawl fast but cannot jump nor fly.
  • Avoid sharing personal hair accessories, comb, hairbrush, pillows, towels or caps to avoid being infected.

Licealiz invites everyone to join the Kilusang Kontra Kuto in changing the public’ perception about head lice infestation and spreading correct information regarding head lice prevention and treatment.

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For more information on head lice prevention and treatment, visit Licealiz Facebook Page.

#GRABMISISKOLAR IN CEBU

Last 2016, Grab launched Grab Wives Academy and reached 100 Grab drivers’ wives.
This year, Grab aims to reach and empower 600 to 1000 drivers’ wives and inspire thousands more. An awesome advocacy of Grab for making the Filipino wives – WAIS SA PAMILYA, WAIS SA PERA!

Yes, Grab not only help the drivers but also the drivers’ wives by giving entrepreneurial and livelihood programs that encourage the wives to earn and support the husbands financially.

Based on survey, nine out of every ten housewives are ill-equipped with managing the money remitted by their husbands, the Grab drivers. If the wives are not given the necessary skills and opportunities to manage or grow their husband’s income, the endless cycle of poor money management within the Filipino family will continue.

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In recognition of the importance of the role of wives in achieving success for the community, GRAB Misiskolar was born. GRAB Misiskolar is an initiative with the goal of empowering and educating the drivers’ wives to be wiser about handling their husband’s hard-earned income and enabling them to start their own business. Last August 27, 2017 at SM City Cebu Trade Hall, Misiskolars within Cebu became part of a full-day entrepreneurial program which included family planning and finance management talks as well as different livelihood workshops such as no-bake cake making, perfume-making, direct selling, starting up your own business, and getting the needed start-up capital.

Grab’s campaign is supported by the following partners – Unionbank, Lendr, Avon, Sunlife, Angat Pilipinas, and Generika Drugstore. Also, with the help of digital partners and mommy bloggers, the program aims to reach out to more wives and inspire them to be more madiskarte about the family finances – so they can become wais sa pamilya and wais sa pera.

Witness the journey of the GRAB Misiskolars from misis to wais na misis through their Facebook page, GRAB Misiskolar. Share your thoughts, spread the word and join us in empowering more Filipino families – one #GRABMisiskolar at a time.

An air purifier, Lampe Berger Paris, now in Cebu

LampeBergerParis_Now in CebuWe love the relaxing smell of our bedroom. The only bedroom closest to the bathroom that has a choky smell in the mornings, yet we still choose to sleep in it. The bathroom has a design flaw with the sewer that probably caused it to smell and in some cases, this smell spreads through the room especially if the bathroom is open. Putting charcoal in the bathroom helps a bit but not totally eliminates the odor. Had consider Essential Oil Diffusers but because of limited budget, it was not realized. Humidifiers or air fresheners was never an option…until I was given the Lampe Berger Paris Coffrete Bingo gift set when I attended the Lampe Berger Paris product launching event held last August 5, 2017, at The Pyramid, IT Park, Cebu City.

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115 years ago, Lampe Berger was initially designed to purify the air in the hospitals, thanks to the French pharmacist, Maurice Berger. Over the years, Lampe Berger creates a variety of elegant stylish lamps and then fragrance is incorporated to add pleasure and delight and paved way to be available to our homes.

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How to use?
The Lampe Berger Paris gift comes with the lamp and the fragrance. All you have to do is fill the lamp with 2/3 of fragrance of your choice. Insert the wick and screw the lid and leave it for 20 minutes for the wick to absorb the liquid. Once the wick has absorbed the alcohol based liquid, light the ceramic top of the wick and let it burn for a 2 minutes and then blow it out. The “catalytic oxidation” process of the burner will do the magic for 4-5 hours. It comforted me to know that this process will eliminate the odor not just mask it, re-assuring that the indoor air in the room is pure and clean. Also, it is safer to use because there’s no open flame.

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Fragrances:
Lampe Berger’s fragrances are made of natural and synthetic ingredients that are stable and reliable that when blended, it creates a fragrance of great character. It is alcohol-based purifying fragrance. However, if you are sensitive to scents, they have Neutral Purifying Scent that purifies the air without releasing any scents. This Neutral Purifying Scents is also used to clean the lamp in case you want to change your fragrance.

I tried Lampe Berger Eucalyptus Purifying Scent that has an invigorating fragrance. Eucalyptus scent improves breathing and brings warmth to the heart. It makes our room smells so good :)

Good News Cebu!
Lampe Berger Paris, will be available to us as it opens its store in Ayala Center Cebu this coming August 21, 2017.

Visit their social medias for more information about Lampe Berger Paris and stay updated
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/lampebergerphilippines
Instagram: www.instagram.com/lampebergerph
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lampebergerph

Thank you Lampe Berger for making our room smells amazing.

Note: I was invited by the Lampe Berger Paris Launching Event last August 5, 2017 at The Pyramid, IT Park, Cebu. This product was given to Mommy After Work as a token and no other compensation has been given.

Mom’s Day Out with Sun Life Financials

I must admit I was guilty as I went to Mom’s Day Out Event from Sun Life Financials.
As a working mom, weekends are a treat for the family right? Thus, the husband is super OC that he lectured me about taking care the family first before going out with my other engagements. It’s weekend and it’s supposed to be a family bonding day – a time to check our kid’s notebooks, books and quiz result, a time for school re-enforcement with kids, a time to clean the house, a time to empty the laundry basket or a play time with kids and the kid’s father – but then again, I chose to attend the event plus requested him to dropped me at the event’s venue. We don’t have a stay-in house helper so that means he’ll have to watch over the kids while I’ll have my Mom’s Day Out :)
Come on mommies! Please spare me that awful reaction because I went out from the event thankful and satisfied that I joined coz I get to hear the talk about “Balanced Motherhood” from Mommy Michelle Alignay, a Family Life Specialist and about “Saving for the Future” by Rosario Madonna Rivera.

SunLifeMomsDayOutPhoto Credits: Rea Aducente of Blissful Snapshots

From her talk, these are what I learned:

Balanced Motherhood

  • What is Balanced Motherhood?
    Faced with changes, challenges and children, mommies must know how to balance. Changes in our body as we carry our baby from our womb, changes with our children as they grow everyday, changes in our relationship with our husband and as our partner in child-rearing or changes with career due to re-organization, whatever it is as we go with our life’s journey, there is always a change.
    And that change is definitely a challenge.
    Now I know, why we are called moms, because we are the Master of Multi-tasking. We cooked 1-3 meals in the mornings and at the same time bathe our kids and help them prepare for school. We hurry with our lunch so we still have time to buy some groceries before the start of meetings at work. As mommies doing multi-tasking, we are reminded to always keep the balance — to be aware of what is in our mind and emotions and that ensure that our body connects with it. I must admit, I do grocery shopping but my mind is at work wondering if I can deliver my tasks that day.
  • Why do we need to Balance and Re-Balance?
    With so much things to do at home or at work, we sometimes forget we are no longer in balance. Sickness or body pains sends messages that tells us to pause. Being imbalance or stuck in being busy may bring harm to us, mommies. We must take action to this messages to avoid it to become knot and difficult to untangle. Pouring all your energy without taking action of the imbalances you experience will somehow bring bigger damage in the future.
  • How do we keep Re-Balancing?
    Self Care is the key to re-balancing. Take time to rest and pause and choose wellness. With all these three things — Wants, Shoulds, Capacity — focus only on what you can do, unless you are Diana Prince. Sometimes, its okay to do what you want or you don’t need to do all what you ought to do. Don’t be too rigid to do all those house chores coz it can wait. Leave the mess for awhile or those laundry that needs folding? it really can wait, unless you have an OC husband, then its gonna be hard.

Michele Alignay reminded me to love myself more, to release control of things I can no longer manager, to take more time in the shower room (and never mind the knocking from your kids :) and to put a little color on my face.

only chance to get closer with papa P #fangirl #sunlife #financialtalks #moneytalk

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Mommy pose with mommy friend, Nanay Kikay :) She blogs about motherhood, travel and beauty tips.

Financial Planning

Rosario Madonna Rivera talks about planning for the future and giving tips on saving. She introduced one of Sun Life Financial’s product which is the Sun Life MyFuture Fund. According to Sun Life’s website, MyFuture Fund is a target date fund that invests primarily in high-quality stocks and a mix of government and domestic corporate debt in accordance with an asset allocation strategy that promotes capital appreciation at the onset to maximize earning potential in the earlier years and shifts to wealth preservation to reduce exposure to risk as the maturity of the fund approaches.

For more information on MyFuture Fund, visit www.sunlife.com.ph or you may contact Jenny Magbanua, she’s a Sun Life Financial Advisor and a friend.


Note: I was invited to a Mom’s Day Out event sponsored by Sun Life Financial — a treat for moms to be reminded to do self-care to be able to take care my family.
Happy Mommy, Happy Family.

Why I Love ExpoMom2017

That moment like when you longed for that day to finally arrived.
That moment when you set the alarm of your phone to remind you for that event.
That moment when you tell your husband you have commitments on that day and that he can tag along and bring the kids (so he can drive you to your destination :D).
Yes, those moments! Because that’s how excited I am to join again this year’s ExpoMom here in Ayala Activity Center, Cebu.

ExpoMom 2017

Expo Mom, a banner event of Mommy Mundo, is a community of moms dedicated to making motherhood easier, happier, and more fulfilling for every mom. It gives encouragement to moms all over the country in the areas of healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding, active parenting, and mompreneurship.

Yes, Mommy Mundo did it again and here are the reasons why I look forward attending this event:

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1. An opportunity for mommies to get updated with the latest mommy and baby trends, new toys, new products d promos as well as new technologies helpful for mommies.

2. An opportunity for mommies to feature their business beneficial to families. I get to talk to one of owners of local products.

3. An opportunity for me to meet new mommy friends and mommy friends that i seldom meet because of work and mommy duties.

4. I got a chance to get up-close with the founder of MommyMundo and #ExpoMom. Literally, I got starstruck and speechless that I just asked for a photo with her. Said my gratitude and that’s it. I want to start a conversation with her but the introvert side of me chicken out. Anyways, Thanks again Mommy Janice for bringing ExpoMom here in the Visayas Region.

5. An event where I can bring with me my family and of course, they get to enjoy it too.

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Catch ExpoMom this July 2, 2017 at Alabang Town Center and July 15-16, 2017 at Trinoma Activity Center.

Expo Mom #TeamMom Reaches Out to Mommas in the Visayas

We are stronger together. That’s what moms have come to realize when faced with the multitude of issues and concerns that come with motherhood.

When a mom has a group of mothers behind her, the business of taking care of the everyday just seems easier. She has an ear that would listen to her worries, a smile that would brighten up her mood, and a hand that would hurry along the accomplishment of important tasks.

In celebration of its tenth year anniversary, Expo Mom pays tribute to #TeamMoms all over the country. Expo Mom #TeamMom 2017 kicked off with a three-day event at the Glorietta Activity Center in May. Next month, Expo Mom #TeamMom goes on a nationwide roadshow starting off at Ayala Center Cebu on June 17, 2017;

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and then moving on the week after to The District North Point in Negros on June 24, 2017.

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Expo Mom #TeamMom will not only bring in the most modern mommy and baby products and services to the Visayas, it will also be a wellspring of parenting trends, mommy solutions, and inspiring advocacies.

Sun Life Financials and PLDT Home will serve as co-presentors of the Cebu leg of Expo Mom #TeamMom. Some of the featured exhibitors include Cycles and Cradles, Electrolux, Nestle Cerelac, Sanicare, Tempra, Babyzone, doTERRA Therapy, Halo Sleepsack, and Modern Mama. Detox Bar, a mompreneur business based in Cebu, will also be joining Expo Mom Cebu #TeamMom.

The onstage program of Expo Mom Cebu #TeamMom 2017 will shine the spotlight on Cebu’s #TeamMoms. Groups of mommas who are mompreneurs, travel bugs, and yoga practitioners will share stories of how they have helped each other grow to become better persons and better mothers through the years. There will also be games, educational talks, and entertainment numbers throughout the event.

Caltrate Plus joins Expo Mom Negros #TeamMom as a major sponsor, together with Sun Life Financials and PLDT Home as co-presentors. Some of the featured exhibitors include Cycles and Cradles, Electrolux, Nestle Cerelac, Sanicare, Tempra, BabyZone, doTERRA Therapy, Halo Sleepsack, and Vpharma. Footsie Tootsie, a mompreneur business based in Negros, will also be joining Expo Mom Negros #TeamMom. As with the Expo Mom Cebu #TeamMom’s onstage games and talks, the Negros leg will feature local #TeamMoms who have supported each other in their motherhood journey. Among others, there will be #TeamMoms of homeschooling and breastfeeding mommas. Expo Mom’s tenth year anniversary celebration also includes a Grand Giveaway. Share your #TeamMom story on social media, and get the chance to win for you and your #TeamMom some awesome prizes. Click this link for more details. Expo Mom is the banner event of Mommy Mundo, a community of moms dedicated to making motherhood easier, happier, and more fulfilling for every mom. Mommy Mundo is your ultimate #TeamMom. Through its carefully curated selection of events and activities, Mommy Mundo has given valuable support and encouragement to moms all over the country in the areas of healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding, active parenting, and mompreneurship.

Tips for a Glowin’ You by Watsons PH

Watsons Philippines partnered with the best of the brands in the country to help everyone achieve a glowing and fairer complexion inside and out. No matter how much we take good care of our body and health, we can’t help but be affected from other factors like from the environment; pollution for one can cause uneven acne and dark spots and too much intake of process foods which is filled with sugar and additives can somehow have significant contribution in our health. Then there’s attitude, our mental view, on every challenges we faced. Stress contributes to a dull sagging skin.

Watsons Philippines recently held #watsonskeepitglowin event to raise awareness and remind everyone to take care of our skin.

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Here are some of the brands that graced the event. These products are available at Watsons Philippines stores.

MX3 capsule and coffee mix which is derived from a mangosteen fruit made into dietary supplements for easy availability.

It is best to have at least get your body moving as some ambassadors share their exercise moves.
Ruffas Gutierrez (ambasadress for Cosmo Skin) and Karylle (ambasadress of Belo) shares their testimonies on how these brands help them achieve a glamorous immaculate complexion skin.

The best tip (because I find it inexpensive for me :D) is to drink lots of water, have a good night sleep and always smile though your heart is aching. Some positive outlook :)

Thanks SM City Cebu and SM Watsons Philippines for the invitation.