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The Pampers Test

When it comes to disposable diapers, I have my top 2 favorite brands which I rotate from time to time. One of them is Pampers. I purchase online because I buy by bulk, and they usually have discounts.

Last month, I  attended a Pampers gathering at BGC. It was an intimate lunch composed of mostly moms. A lot of us agreed that the first thing we look for when choosing a diaper is Dryness. So, the better absorbency and how much it can hold matters. It was presented that sound sleep in babies has shown to be associated with more positive:

• physical + cognitive development

• day-to-day mood

• sociability

And I agree. I noticed that when my baby is uncomfortable, his sleep is usually interrupted. I actually tried the new Premium Care line to Ivor, and it is still dry when I checked in the morning. Another good thing  is it changes its color to blue when it’s wet.

Left = Baby dry | Right = Premium Care


This is a favorite brand because it stays dry even after how many hours. It’s effective since you don’t have to change all the time, which is actually cost friendly.

See you next post,

Mommy Cel




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The Confidence Dressing up Gives plus Intro to FashionCare

I love clothes since I was a teenager. Growing up in the province gave me little choice for fashion, and most of what I wear came from thrift shops. But, it doesn’t really matter where you buy it.

What makes? It is the confidence you carry. Before confidence, you have to be comfortable. You have to wear your style. It is your personality that weaves the design and preference of what you want to dress in. If you feel good sporting something, it will show on the way you project. I’ve been there, I’ve used clothes that I was not happy with, and it became distracting.

Dressing up also hones your creativity. For now, my style is still evolving. Now that I’m  a mom, I prefer  simple and comfy plain tops, staying away from loud prints. Pre motherhood, I wore anything.


I do the laundry myself because I want my clothes to last. I have clothes with me from 10 years ago and they still look good, that’s how careful I am with washing.

I am eager and  excited about the Electrolux FashionCare –  “Your Favorites Look Newer for Longer”. This is a wonderful washing machine because of its Ultramix Technology (water is pre-mixed with the detergent and activated even in cold water, ensuring a deep yet gentle clean). It is also interesting to note of the  Electrolux Vapour Refresh program –  you will get wrinkle-free clothes with less ironing hassle. It refreshes your clothes, leaving them smelling fresh and looking like new. It’s unique technology also keeps clothes vibrant with 31% less color fading after 52 washes. It also has a silent operation and reduces energy consumption by 75% (compared to previous model). And yes, it’s 99.9% Allergen free.

Watch this short video with Rajo Laurel:

He already said it. Simple.  I’d be suuuuuper happy when I get to win this! Moms know best. 🙂

Fingers crossed.


Mommy Cel





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Naturals Beauty Fair | Sept 27-30!

I t’s nice to know that brands are now exploring more into natural  beauty products. Lazada is having a Beauty Fair and for those of you who use these Unilever products –  Dove, St. Ives, Tresemme, Ponds, Vaseline. I also spot Innisfree, Trilogy, Garnier (check the highly rated micellar water), Human Heart Nature, and many more. Be sure to click the links below to see the products under the beauty fair. Now is the time to hoard, or shop for gift items, plus it’s free shipping!

Celebrating Natural Beauty with the Naturals Beauty Fair

Natural beauty takes center stage as Lazada holds its Naturals Beauty Fair from Sept. 27 to 30. The nature-based campaign led by Unilever will bring out your inner glow with your most-loved naturals beauty finds at a steal.

Give your hair the de-stressing it needs with TRESEMME’s Detox & Nourish Range for as low as P106. TRESEMME’s Detox & Nourish Shampoo 170ML will have a promo price of P106 while the conditioner will be available for P110 during the sale.

Enjoy up to 30% off on ST. IVES’ body wash. Both of ST. IVES’  Purifying Sea Salt and Smoothing Apricot Body Wash will be priced at P168 during the campaign period – a 30% discount from its SRP of P240. Also to launch first in Lazada is the Natural Glow Kit. For only P171, you’re getting not only the 170-gram ST. IVES Apricot Scrub but also a 28-gram travel-sized Apricot Scrub tube.

Other brands to participate in the Naturals Beauty Fair include DOVE which will have limited edition gift sets for only P99 and POND’S with its limited edition Washable Cold Cream gift sets. SIMPLE will also have as much as 50% off on its products and VASELINE will offer as much as 15% off. To top it all, you will also get an extra 10% off with the voucher code NATURALBEAUTY with a minimum purchase of P700 on participating Unilever products.

So mark your calendars and visit from Sept. 27 to 30 to take advantage of these beauty treats!


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Five Products I Bought at BeautyMNL

What led me to BeautyMNL’s site this week is that I broke out bad and I needed something to help heal my skin fast. Three cystic acne on my cheeks, and I can see some popping on my chin. It was a stressful month, and still lacking sleep as I’m still nursing and co sleeping with my toddler. It can also be hormonal changes.  I have combination skin and other parts of my face are flaking. I don’t want to over exfoliate also as it might irritate my pimples. Huhu.

I posted before about the amazing Nature Republic’s aloe vera gel, but it was sold out when I checked so I searched for other brands. This Esfolio stood out because it says 100%.  Tried it last night and the absorbency is quite the same with NR, and no strong fragrance. It has a softening effect on skin which I like.

Esfolio Moisture Soothing Gel

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglutamic acid, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyglycerin, Disodium Edta, Fragrance.

Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water

Joining the micellar water bandwagon, and it was on sale – 50% off!  I need this.

Bioré® offers coveted Japanese skincare formulas that treat your skin with tender loving care. Its makeup removers and sunscreens are some of the most sought after in Asia. Go from work to working out, or have some outdoor fun with skin that’s always beautiful. Bioré is the ideal skin care partner for the modern woman. – BeautyMNL

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel

I noticed my hyperpigmentation is already visible withoutmakeup. Gotta use sunblock now! I got this because I’d like to share with hubs too.  With good reviews and SPF 50, I can’t resist.

Our Emu Oil-infused tinted sunblock evens skin tone and keeps skin moisturized and smooth as it protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. It is formulated with fruit extracts from Grapefruit and Bitter Orange that help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains Tea Tree oil which makes it suitable for oily and acne-prone skin. Blended with loads of emollients such as Argan Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil and Emu Oil, your skin will appear perfected and luminous all over! – V&M Naturals

V & M Keep Safe Tinted Sunblock SPF30

This is a good known brand – Venus and Mars Naturals. I will forego buying BB cream first and try this as it’s already tinted. It’s also discounted at 50% yuhoo!Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Something for the pimple scars.

I didn’t have any problem buying from BeautyMNL , delivery was fast! It arrived the next day.  Also, there are many brands to choose from, and the filters are so helpful. Most of the time, you will see products on sale, so do check out once in a while.

See you next post,



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I Bought My Eyeglass in Quiapo

I was supposed to go to Quiapo with Ibeth to get our glasses, but something came up for two successive weekends. I really need to wear glasses ASAP so decided to go last Saturday, with hubs accompanying me.  We took the train from Taft to Carriedo Station at around 9:30am. Even on a weekend, the LRT is fully packed.

I am near sighted, and my kind of work requires facing the computer almost the whole day. I needed protection for computer use and also UV light. My last eyeglass was from a known optical shop, but I don’t know what’s wrong with the lens because I get dizzy, also, the reading was that my right is -100 and my left is -75, but when I used it, something is still not right. The other one is clearer, while the other is not.

Before we decided to go there, I searched online where exactly to find the optical shops. Popular search led us to Paterno street. There are many shops there so best to see reviews so you can narrow down where you will go.  We went first to an air conditioned shop, asked the cost but still high for my budget so  hubs said to go to another. We went to this non aircon shop hoping to get good rates. I was gonna ask hubs to go to another but I can feel his impatience, haha. This shop is Salamin-Antipara which is located at the end of the street. We haggled and I settled for a red frame. I didn’t see the particular frame shape I prefer but this will work for me. I chose the transition lens for sun protection and to avoid squinting under the sun. The cost of my frame + transition lens when compared to the optical store in a mall that I asked was almost down to 60%.

This was taken just seconds after I stayed under direct sunlight.  It will only darken when exposed to sunlight.

Afternoon. It started getting cloudy so I went out to try how it looks. It’s not as dark as under bright sunlight.

Happy for my new glasses. Now I can see better.

See you next post,

Mommy Cel

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Back Home again

Our short vacation in the province was exhilarating.

My sleep felt peaceful, no thoughts of waking up early going to work, no rush. It’s one of the best sleeps I’ve had for a long time. You wake up and go to the market for your morning dose of coffee and pancake – with butter and condensed milk!

The smell of my hometown is positively intoxicating. I reconnected with my cousin and her 5-month old baby, my friend Amy and her two boys.

They took me to Caja (Bontoc branch) Pizza & Pancakes. It’s a homey place which I’ve heard has the tastiest pizza in town. And yes, it did not disappoint. I liked the Chicken Teriyaki very much, the crust is thin but packed with so much flavor.

Blueberry and Oreo cheesecakes!

For more photos, I’ve dumped them all on by children’s blog. See HERE.

See you next post,

Mommy Cel

**Photos taken by Huawei phone except for feat image.

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New from Colgate & Palmolive via Lazada

I have a bad embarrassing cough. You know that feeling when you try to suppress your cough but you can’t because it feels  itchy  you have to clear your throat with a barking sound while you’re inside a UV express with fellow passengers? That happened this morning.

Anyway, early this week, Lazada sent me some of their newest items.

Palmolive Naturals Body wash White + Milk . P80  | Intensive Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner P96.50 | Intensive Moisture Cream Conditioner. P95.20 |  Healthy & Smooth Shampoo – Aloe Vera . P96.50 | Healthy  & Smooth Conditioner – Aloe Vera . P85.68


I’m glad I have something for men. You know I like men’s shampoos.

Palmolive Men Anti Dandruff shampoo. P115 each

Charcoal and Eucalyptus.

Colgate Active Salt. P105 for 180g

This looks interesting because of the active salt.

Benefits: (From Colgate Ph)

  • Helps fight germs^
  • Refreshing mint taste
  • Healthy gums and teeth*

^ As you brush
* With regular brushing


See you around,


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The Comfort of Rain

Rain isn’t only about muddy roads and traffic. When I hear and see the light rain drops, I feel a sense of comfort. Not of the rain per se, but of the memories it bring.

When I was a child, it would mean happiness as classes are suspended. Now, it makes me want to stay at home, watch movies or read, and eat warm food.  I love to picture extended sleep in the morning and not thinking about waking up early to prepare for work.

Yesterday was Ninoy Aquino day so we were at home. I watched two Charlie Hunnam movies, totally different stories – King Arthur and The Lost City of Z, the latter I can’t take  off my mind until I slept. Are you like that sometimes?

It’s Tuesday already but it feels like Monday haha. And because I missed my coffee yesterday, I’m gonna cheat and drink it now.

See yah!




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Worries and fears

Can you honestly say you don’t have worries even if you’re big on faith? Why do I feel  those gnawing little fears and anxieties never escape me.

Ooops sorry I tend to get dramatic. So what gives me anxiety? This is just a random list, at the moment.

• What if I die today, what comes next for my family? I don’t want to think about this. My kids are still small. I love to see them grow with us as family.

• What happens to Maia when she’ll be a teen? I’ve read that puberty can affect and increase seizure frequency. Can I just pause time so she’ll be my baby forever? Not gonna happen.

• The thought of my baby boy marrying someday and leaving me. (I’m a selfish mom)

• When can we have our own house. We do not have the financial capability yet. Aymapoormama.

• What if there’s a big earthquake and I’m not at home with the kids?

I don’t want to add more. Lol.

Does this mean I lack faith? I’ll work on that.

How do you address your anxieties, worries and fears?

Coffee time….