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5 telltale signs you’re constipated

November 16, 2018

Manila, Philippines, November 16, 2018 Discomfort, days of waiting and, sometimes, tears are only some of the things constipated people go through on a daily basis.

You know that expression, “It looks like you’re constipated,” referring to your facial expression? That means you have a pained look; an expression that conveys you’ve been suffering.

The suffering is real. There is no pleasure derived from constipation. A person is supposed to poop every day or at least regularly, not twice a week. Moving your bowels should give you a feeling of relief, not pain and more suffering.

So how do you know you’re constipated? Here are some common signs:

  1. You poop less than three times a week. While it is not true that you should move your bowels every day in order to be in the non-constipated category, less than three times a week is too much. 

  1. Your poop is painful, dry and dark. According to the Bristol Stool Chart, if your stool is hard to pass, lumpy and shaped like nuts, you are constipated. You are doing okay if your stool looks like a sausage, has cracks on the surface and is soft and smooth. It is not true that your stools need to be very soft. In fact, having very soft stools that are bordering on being almost liquid is a sign that there is a problem.

  1. You’re always gassy. Yes, it can be embarrassing to always be farting, especially when you’re in a public place or, heaven forbid, while out on a date! But being flatulent can be a sign of constipation. Yes, farting isn’t necessarily a sign that you’re on the verge of pooping. Having stored feces makes it difficult for a constipation to pass gas normally and this can result in flatulence.

  1. Bleeding. If you see blood in your stool, you may be constipated. Having bloody stools can be caused by anal fissures resulting from hard bowel movement. But it can also mean there is bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract. It is best to have it checked by a doctor.

  1. You need a laxative to poop. Laxatives stimulate the lining of the intestine to haste the stool's journey through the colon. They also help increase stool's hydration.

It’s not true that taking laxatives is an unhealthy habit. There is no evidence that use of stimulant laxatives leads to serious health problems.

With decades of clinically proven efficacy and scientific expertise, Bisacodyl (Dulcolax®) is the No. 1 laxative in the Philippines.

Bisacodyl (Dulcolax®) helps you be in control of your life by helping you poop regularly. If you poop regularly without any straining or pain, you don’t feel bloated or gassy. It can make your life easier. Not worrying about constipation will give you time to enjoy the more important things in life like time with family and friends, traveling, going on adventures and many others.

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All content found in this press release were created for informational purposes only; and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Kindly seek the advice of your attending physician regarding questions you may have about a medical condition. Please do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of information you obtained on this press release.

ON SALE! Althea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxers Set

November 15, 2018

Hey, Kbeauty and skincare junkies!

Althea Korea's x Get it Beauty's Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set is officially available in Althea Korea and you can get them for 10% off for two!

Althea Korea did a product collaboration last July, 2018, with Korea's top TV programme, Get It Beauty, called the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer which is a 10-second mask-to-cleanser skincare product. 

Read my full product review here:

I tried Althea Korea x Get it Beauty's Real Fresh Skin Detoxer for 5 days and here's why it's not for me

Although the product was not meant for my skin type, I still encourage my Kbeauty and skincare fans out there to try these masks.

It's been a successful collaboration! And did you know that K-pop star Jeonghwa from the group EXID is also a fan of the product? Check out the video below!

With the current price, it's totally a steal! 
Click here to check out Althea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxers Set and
to make a purchase.

Rookie Mommy PH - Die hard Kbeauty skincare fan

WAHM Diaries: Start working from home! Job openings here in Cyberbacker

November 14, 2018

Hallo, rookie mommas!

Just wanted to share with everyone the current job openings that we have here in Cyberbacker.






You might want to check out my other blog posts about working from home below:

Usapang Work From Home + Tips kung pano mag apply sa Cyberbacker

Feel free to use my name (Joarra Torres Galang-Solis OR Joarra Solis OR Joarra for the referral when filling-out the application form question (where did you hear about us)

If you have question about salary feel free to pm our Facebook page.

Join our Global recruitment FB group for tips/help:

Rookie Mommy PH x Kids Company Ph Online Giveaway Collab

November 8, 2018


Get a chance to WIN P1,000 coupon code from Kids Company this month! This giveaway is only open to the members of First Time Moms PH Facebook group and is open for both Metro Manila and Provincial residences.


1. LIKE Kids Company official Facebook Page (

2. FOLLOW their official Instagram account (@kidscompanyph)

3. SUBSCRIBE to their official Youtube Channel (

4. Show proof that you did ALL the above requirement by commenting a screenshot of #1 below. For screenshots #2 #3 - "reply comment" on your #1 screenshot.

5. Only those who will complete the 3 requirement will be considered for the raffle.

6. Contest ends on November 29, 2018

7. Announcement of winner on Nov 30, 2018.

Official content thread can only be found on the First Time Moms PH Community. Comment entries on that thread are the only ones who will qualify for the final raffle by the end of the month.

Rookie Mommy PH - Yiipeee! Early Christmas Shopping!

New Sunscreen Alert! [REVIEW] Petal Velvet Sunaway by Althea Korea

November 7, 2018

Hey, Kbeauty junkies!

I'm back with another special review from Philippine's fave Kbeauty online store - Althea Korea

It's been about three weeks I think since I received this wonderful package from Althea and I honestly took that time to use and get to know this new sunscreen from Althea's Petal Velvet line.

This package came with the other products on the Petal Velvet line:

I tried the Petal Velvet powder before and I'm a total a fan of the  #0 - Translucent shade. I usually have it with me all the time whenever I travel and I shared the other shades with my friends and they're totally loving it too!

I have high hopes for the sunscreen so I really took my time to review it before I make a detailed review for my followers. So, let's get down to business.

My Skin Type:
Overly sensitive skin
Dry skin
Eczema prone skin
Breakout prone skin

Petal Velvet Sunaway's main key ingredient is the Damask rose. Damask rose has a natural nano molecular composition that is rich in vitamins to penetrate deep into the skin, soothing sensitives and strengthening it for a radiant glow. The Damask rose extract on this product is for moisturization and smoothening of the skin.

See full ingredient list:



What I love about this sunscreen is that it's very travel friendly. The product size is just right and can fit on any small pouch I have and I can definitely bring it for summer traveling. 

Other than that, I don't really have anything I like about this product. I feel like I have the most complicated skin in the world so It's really difficult for me to find a good product match for my skin.

First of all, the product is too watery for my liking. I had to really shake it for a minute in order to achieve a little bit of creamy consistency.

Because it has that watery consistency, it takes forever to blend the sunscreen.

Once you're done blending it. It ends with a semi matte finish and a very sticky - tacky feeling. I'm not really sure if has something to do with the Metro Manila weather but the product was really sticky to my liking. Another is that this sunscreen emits a very very strong smell of the Damask rose - which is too much again for me. Not only that, It gave me a few itchyness once the product has settled on my skin. It did triggered a bit of my eczema so it's another no - no product for me.

What this product reminds me of is how similar it is to those waterproof sunscreens and sunblocks that you specifically take to the beach. (Beach Hut, Dermplus, etc). I won't really recommend this for daily use except when you're going on a vacation or you're going swimming.

Overall, it didn't give me that hydrating feeling. My skin felt much tighter and itchy and dry. I really wanted to love this product and give a positive result but I just couldn't. So, I'm sticking with my all-time fave sunscreen which I also bought from Althea's website before: COSRX's Aloe Soothing Sun Cream. 

But hey, this is just me. My skin condition is probably waaay more complicated that yours and this review should not hinder you from trying out this product if you like. *Wink

You can purchase the Petal Velvet Sunaway through Althea Korea's website:

Rookie Mommy PH - Bummed that this products is not working for me. :(

5 Creative Gift Hacks for the Christmas Season

October 30, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - October 2018 - Christmas is just right around the corner, and the season of readying presents, prepping feasts, planning reunions, and practicing holiday traditions have already started. You might even be worrying about finding unique presents as early as now, but there’s no need to fret since we’ve got some smart hacks for you!
1. Online Shopping – easy, accessible, and hassle-free!
You don’t actually have to go out of the house to shop anymore. Just fire up your laptop or smartphone to go online, and you’ll find tons of online shopping sites just waiting for you to add items to your cart. What are you waiting for? Search for the product you want to buy, and have it delivered straight to your doorstep. It’s definitely easy and convenient! Just make sure to purchase from reliable websites, and you’re good to go!

2. Hit the malls and be one with the holiday crowd.
You can always go back to the good ‘ol mall sales. With prices dropping up to 50% off and buy-one-take-one deals popping everywhere, malls are the main go-to for holiday shoppers. If you’re willing to dive in with the crowd during this busy season, you can purchase great finds in various malls.

However, you have to be wise in managing your time when you choose to deal with the Christmas crowd. Prepare the list of items you want to buy, or names of people you want to shop for, to save your time. When visiting malls, you really have to stick to your list to avoid lavish spending.

3. Garage sales and Bazaars - a nifty way to get great steals!
A wise man once said, “One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure.” Well technically, it’s not really garbage - some items and clothes in garage sales are just barely used, and are actually still in perfectly good condition. With a little bit of cleaning and washing especially with a premium detergent’s superior cleaning formula, it can be worth way more than what you paid for.

Bazaars, on the other hand, can be handy as well. They sell a wide range of exciting things from clothes to socks, scarves, caps, shoes, accessories, and many more. There are a lot of bazaar set-ups lining up in malls once the “ber” months hit, so you’ll surely have no problem spotting one!

4. Go Treasure-hunting with Ukay-Ukay!
When it comes to hunting down unique finds, ukay-ukays or thrift shops are the most common go-to shopping spree spots for Filipinos. You can find fashionable and branded pieces here that can definitely work well as gifts! Nowadays, there are many bloggers and vloggers you can get inspiration from when it comes to styling clothes from thrift shops. You can simply watch their ukay hauls and vlogs to get an idea on where to get great finds and what pieces to match it with.

When buying from ukay-ukay stores, it’s important to make sure that the items you bought are clean and fresh before giving them away. Quality is of utmost importance, and it’s a good thing a little bit of laundry washing can go a long way. You can always use a great detergent like Ariel to wash away the stains - even those pesky invisible kulob stains! Those ukay-ukay steals should be clean, kulob-free, and in good shape.

5. Don’t have time to buy? No problem! Raid your closet.
There’s no excuse for not giving anyone a gift when you have pre-loved clothes and accessories living in your closet. Look for tops or pieces you’ve only worn once or never even used before that will be perfect for other people. This will not only let you save money, but it will also make room for new items in your closet! Say goodbye to your old clothes, and say hello to the new ones to come!

Of course by doing this, you need to make sure that the fashion items you’re giving away smell fresh and kulob-free! You might not notice, but there can be invisible stains lingering on your clothes that cause that awful kulob smell. There’s no need to worry though, as long as you get to wash them with a detergent that can go for deep and superior cleaning. Give it a shot with Ariel, with intensive cleaning that can remove even those invisible kulob stains with just one wash.

This can definitely turn your clothes from closet stuffing to an actual gift that looks brand new! Your friends and family won’t even notice, especially when the gift is finished off with a nice packaging then — Voilà! You have yourself the perfect well-thought of gift for your friends and loved ones!

Kulob is an awful smell that is common during the rainy season. Did you know that it is actually caused by invisible stains that cannot be removed by ordinary detergents? Kulob is a stain you can’t actually see, but you can definitely smell. It’s caused by ineffective cleaning of leftover dirt and sebum stains, and these stains go through the process of oxidation, leading to microorganism activity the gives out a rancid odor.

Thankfully, there’s a detergent that can effectively combat the awful smell of kulob Ariel’s deep cleaning formulation, which intensively cleans clothes and washes off invisible kulob stains and malodor-causing bacteria.
Need more proof? Watch this video to find out more about invisible kulob stains through this link
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Discover Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk’s ChoCOWlicious Goodness this Halloween

While kids love the Halloween season, moms take it up a notch by dressing up their kids with the most creative costumes for Trick or Treat! It’s even made more exciting because of the Halloween loot bags that kids really enjoy. Chocolates, candies, wafers and biscuits are the staple goodies but aren’t you and your little ones tired of the usual treats?

If you are hosting a Halloween party, it’s time to put a lot of thought to what should go into the loot. Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk can turn your Trick or Treat fest this year from okay to wow with its creamy, chocolicious, and classic chocolate milk taste that everyone loves. We promise, you’ll surely want this all year round!

Rich and absolutely fun to drink, the whole family, especially the kids can’t get enough of this yummy discovery. Sourced from Europe’s 100% and high-quality pure cow’s milk with real cocoa, each serving is sure to be super yummy, healthy and packed only with pure goodness Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk.

Here are some ideas on how to make it a more fun Halloween experience with Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk:

Well of Wonders. Prepare a small fishbowl with questions written in rolled papers. Each kid gets a chance to answer a question and if they get it right, they win a Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk.

Treasure Hunt. Just like Easter eggs, only better! Hide some Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk for the kids to find.

If you’re feeling super, be their Willy Wonka and make their chocolicious dream come true with a Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk fountain.

There’s no need to run out of creative ideas that will make an impression to your kid’s guests. Slip a 200ml tetra box of Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk in their loot bags and make it part of your game prizes, as this transportable and perfect for baon treat is something that they’ll surely have fun sipping on hand whether at home or in school. Be savvy and stock up 1L Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk for smoothies, milkshakes, and popsicles at home because a chocolate break is always a great idea!

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Jolly Cow is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation in the Philippines. It is available in 3 variants – Fresh Milk, Non-Fat Milk, and Chocolate Milk – all in 1 Liter sizes. Jolly Cow is available in leading groceries and supermarkets nationwide. For more information about Jolly Cow, visit