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WIN a total makeover + P15k worth of shopping money!

February 12, 2019


Is it love month already?! I'm all for loving and continuously taking care of myself this month with my personal essentials and must haves. Why don’t you try transforming into a better new you this 2019 with the help of @thesmstore ! Get a chance to go shopping with and have a total makeover from @aryannaepperson when you follow these steps: 

1. Follow @thesmstore and @smbeautyph
2. Post your selfies showing off your favourite make-up look and answer the question: “How does this look inspire the #NewYouAtSM?”
3. Tag 5 friends who you want to be part of your journey!
4. Use the hashtags #ShopWithMe#NewYouAtSM #TheSMStore
5. 1 lucky winner will be chosen by @aryannaepperson and will have a TOTAL MAKEOVER WITH HER 15k+ WORTH OF SHOPPING MONEY
6. Winner will be announced on February 22, 2019!

First Time Moms PH Community Valentines Giveaway!

February 3, 2019

Hiya, rookie mommas!

I'm inviting everyone to join my growing community of First Time Moms PH on Facebook so you can join our amazing Valentines giveaway. The community is currently at 8,000 members and we are rapidly growing everyday. I don't want you to miss anything so join our community if you're a First Time Mom!

PRIZES TO BE WON:

1st prize: 
2 Dermairis Face Mask (Revitalize & Hydrating)
1 Vice Cosmetics Good Vibes Matte Lipstick (Chururutz)
1 Althea Skin Relief Spot Film Gel (Tea Tree Leaf extract)

2nd prize:
1 Althea Watercolor Cream Tint (Plum Cream shade)
https://ph.althea.kr/watercolor-cream-tint
1 Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Mocha shade)
https://ph.althea.kr/flawless-creamy-concealer

3rd prize:
1 Althea Watercolor Cream Tint (Marron shade)
https://ph.althea.kr/watercolor-cream-tint
1 Althea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Vanilla shade)
https://ph.althea.kr/flawless-creamy-concealer

4th prize:
Verison Salon Spa Essential Kit (1 Peppermint Detox Shampoo Bar, Gluta Soap, Hair Dapper Pomade)

5th prize:
1 Nature Republic Aloe Vera Face Mist 
1 Pack self heating eye mask

6th prize:
3 Althea It's My Puff Powder Puff
1 The Face Shop Watery Tint (Cherry Red shade)
1 Sephora pink clay mask
5 pack Laneige Clear-C Advacnced Effector_EX Trial Kit 


UNBOXING: Althea's first ever makeup line! + Swatches + The Look

February 1, 2019

Hiya, rookie mommas and Kbeauty fanatics!

I am back with another exclusive Kbeauty haul from Philippine's fave online Korean beauty store - Althea.

Althea just recently launched a whole new collection of makeup for the first time ever and aren't excited for that?! Althea has been know for selling great skincare products made by their own brand as well as products from popular Korean beauty brands. 



Now, we all know that I'm an all skincare type of girl but Im not gonna say no to this! I am just so excited for their progress that I actually signed-up to be one of the few Althea Angels to get the exclusive makeup box.

Disclaimer: I'm no makeup expert or guru. :p

Let's get down to all the kbeauty deets. Here's the Althea makeup collection, starting with the Sunrise and Moonrise Eye Palette in collaboration with an Indonesian star, Bunga Citra Lestari.



Seriously, you guys, how gorgeous is this eyeshadow palette?! I don't anything about doing eye makeup but I know a great palette when I see one. The colors are amazing and very pigmented by the way. You can simply create your day look as well as your night time glam look with this with all that sparkly shades.

I tried using this palette, the only eyeshadow palette that I have tried in my whole life of existence up to this day. I don't have brush so I just used my fingers to apply the product and I was really impressed by how I was able to pull it off considering that I have zero experience on putting on eyeshadow. I'll share the look at the end of this blog post. Promise!







Who doesn't love and have concealers? FYI, these concealers are very creamy and easy to work with. I picked Ginger shade and paired it with a BB cream and they matched perfectly. The concealer itself is not cakey and blends in well with the base product that I used so I have no complain. I usually opt out of using concealers on days that I have to, I usually go on full makeup. Love the shades as well! I like that they have darker shades so for us, Filipinas, it will be easier to match. In fact, they are very pigmented that you can actually just wear them on as a base or a foundation. Totally workable!


super cheap and in stock!



Nobody can have too much glitter on. Trust me. These Spotlight Eye Glitter are just perfect for your eyelids and under eye are so you can glam day and night. Now, personally, I'd love to put glitter on the tear duct area of my eye when it's party time. Wink!






THESE SHADES ARE TO DIE FOR! I've always been a fan of lip and cheek tints because they're very easy to use but most of the tints I've used before are water based so they tend to be very watery. These cream tints glides on my lips really smoothly and It leaves on that ombre lips similar to how Koreanas do it on Kdramas. If yah know what I mean. Smells really good too and damn! They're so hard to get off. I tried using an oil makeup remover, baby wipes, micellar water but girl no, this tint ain't gonna go that easy.

On using them on your cheek, you have to put small dots only because it's very pigmented already. You don't want your cheeks burning red right, you want them just right. :)




I immediately tried using all these products on my face and here's what they looked like on me:


BEFORE:


AFTER:




Makeup works wonders on our skin. Really. I mean, look at my before photo. Damn, all those late nights at work, Netflix, and baby stuff. Ha!


This is the first ever makeup blog post that I have put up on this blog. Let me know if it's fun and want more. :)

Cheers!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy - I'm totally loving this makeup line. Not gonna line. Go get it!






It's 2019! It's time to start working from home! + Work at Home Jobs at Cyberbacker

January 14, 2019

Hi, momsh!

If you're reading this, it only means that you want to be like me. A stunning work at home momma who still able to provide for her family financially and be with her kid 24/7.

Well, you're on the right platform. I've started working from home last 2016 it has nearly been more than 3 years now. The only reason I'm posting an updated one today is because the company I currently work for is looking for a lot of talents.

First things first, if you don't have any idea about how to start working from home, I suggest that you quickly browse through my old blog posts because I believe my journey will really help you a lot with transitioning, equipment, your online profiles, etc. 

Click on the titles below:

Tips: From 8 hour corporate job to working from home and still getting paid high salary


Things you need to know about working from home



Before we jump in on the actual job positions available at Cyberbacker. Please do your own research on what our company is all about. Sure, you can send me pm and ask me about anything but I am just not so sure if I can be able to respond to you because to be honest, I receive tons of messages everyday. If there's really something you need to ask about the company, you can browse through my old blog posts first and I suggest you send a personal message to our Cyberbacker Facebook page and I will be able to respond from there.

By the way, just a quick background. I've been working with Cyberbacker since May 2018 as their Social Media Manager and I have never been completely happy and satisfied with my work from home career. Of course, the previous companies I've remotely worked for in the past are probably much more prestigious but I never get the satisfaction of working remotely. With Cyberbacker, I can honestly say that it is the dream job that I have been waiting for and I do really see myself working for this company for a long time. And I am not just saying this to promote us, go ahead and read the reviews online. I swear, everybody wants to be part of the Cyberbacker family.

Okay, let's get down to business, as a general requirement and qualification, here's what we are looking for:
  • Must be 18 years old and above
  • Excellent in writing and speaking in English
  • Can type at least 60 words per minute (Yes, you can still try and apply if you can't meet this requiement)
  • No Virtual Assistant or BPO experience required
  • Can work graveyard shift - because we follow Mountain Time Schedule (MST)
Computer Requirements: 
  • CPU / Processor Dual core processor 1Ghz or above, Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 or AMD equivalent is highly required 
  • RAM At least 4GB of RAM (8 GB is recommended) with 60GB free hard disk space available 

Headset and Web camera: 
  • A headset with noise-cancelling feature & a high definition webcam
Internet Connection:
  • 5 Mbps and up wired DSL Internet connection (USB sticks, signal-based & wireless connections are not allowed)
Training:

Having a VA or BPO experience is not required before you apply but it is definitely an advantage to those who has them. We provide training to those who will be given job offers after they pass our assessment exams and interviews. We also offer a training allowance to newly hired employees.

Depending on the job opening, some required an experience and some do not.

CYBERBACKER 2019 WORK FROM HOME JOB OPENINGS:


Digital Content Producer position are perfect for those who are good with blog and content writing. It's better if you have an experience when applying for this job because we want someone who is already skilled and knowledgeable on this field.


We are in need of a lot of Growth Backers because our clients just keeps growing and growing. This is one of the positions that we are urgently looking for.


If you have a background in recruitment or HR then this Career Backer position is perfect for you to apply for. We don't require an experience because we provide training but a background will be able to help you a lot as well. We are also urgently looking to hire Career Backers because we are just swamped with so much applications everyday and we really need a lot of help so we are able to respond to everyone's job applications fast.


On applying as a part time, as a gentle reminder, we do not accept applicants who has other work commitments because we require all our employees to be 101% percent focused and dedicated with our clients.


These are the main role of a Cyberbacker, we have full time and part-time position currently open all through out the year.


We are really in need of a Graphic Artist, specifically those who know how to do caricatures and vexel art because that's what our CEO wants. If you can't do those two, no matter how good you are on this field, you won't get hired. I'm just being honest!


Cyberbacker is getting really big and we are growing really fast. When I started here last May 2018, we are only less than 50 employees, now are almost 100 employees and we are mostly Filipinos! All working remotely. So, since we are expanding, we are still in need of a Paralegal to help us out with you know, legal stuff. I believe the applicants for this needs to have a strong background on his/her field.


We are also in need of Social Media Backers since some clients requires their Cyberbackers to have an understanding of the online and social media world. We usually accept employees who doesn't have much experience on this field because I usually train them the basics before they get deployed to their clients.


Transaction Coordinator is also of the positions that we always look for but not as urgent as the other positions.

Questions you might have:

Q: What if I don't have the required equipment or internet speed or headset and camera?
A: Honestly, you can still apply even if you don't have those yet but you have to have them when you get hired and get the job offer. We are very strict on the requirement so you have to follow it.

Q: How much is the salary?
A: I can't disclose it here so send us a message on our Facebook page and I will be the one to answer that there.

Q: Is there job security at Cyberbacker?
A: Heck YES! The longest employee we have at Cyberbacker is 5 years, and counting. So yeah. There's definitely a job security at Cyberbacker

Q: What do I need to submit for application?
A: Follow our application link here: http://cyberbacker.com/careers prepare your updated resume and just simply follow the instructions there. On that form, you will also be ask to take our first initial assessment exam which is a Tony Robbins personality exam. 

Q: What do I do after submitting my application?
A: Wait 3 -5 working days for the recruitment team to get back to you for you to take the second exam which is a KPA exam. What is a KPA exam? Click https://cyberbacker.com/application-process/ to find out.

Q: What do I do after taking the KPA exa?
A: If you pass the KPA exam, you will be invited for the initial interview, pass that and you will be invited for the final interview, pass that and success! You got the job!

Q: What do I need to do to pass the interview?
A: Make sure you are prepared, do research about the company, make sure your camera and headset are working properly, make sure your area is well-lighted, make sure you are confident on speaking and answering questions about yourself, and lastly, impress your interviewers.

If you have other questions, feel free to send a message to our Facebook page and I'll be able to answer you from there. :)

If you are planning to apply and have found out about Cyberbacker through me or through this blog, please use me as your referral.

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)


Visit http://cyberbacker.com/careers to apply.

Visit https://cyberbacker.com/application-process/ to view our application process.


That's it, hope you get that dream work from home job like me too!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Start working from home!


Looking for a change? It's time to go eco-friendly this 2019 with Shampoo Bars!

December 27, 2018

Hiya, rookie mommas and fans on this blog!

If you're looking for a New Year's Resolution then I suggest going eco-friendly and helping the environment is a start.

Shampoo Bars have recently popped-up and have become popular because it's simply eco-friendly. I've also noticed a lot of pop-up stores that caters to people who has the same passion and one of the key selling factor of this products is that they are container-less and the customers can bring their own containers to put the products in. This way, businesses eliminates the waste of plastics and other harmful chemical compound that could damage mother earth. So, sosyal, right?!

I got really excited because I have not tried any products like this before. I am a fan of Lush brand but I've only bought soaps from them.

Now, a friend of me and my husband way back from our bf-gf years has recently opened up her new salon called - Version Salon & Spa. Located in Floraville St. corner Pascua, Zone 7 Lot 14, Brgy. Rizal, Makati and now offers eco-friendly Shampoo Bars, Conditioner Bars, Soap Bars, and Pomade!

Here's the VSS Essentials collection!



Prices:
Shampoo Bar and Conditioner Bar - P250.00
Pomade - P150.00
Soap Bar - P150.00

A closer look at the Shampoo Bars variation,


Soft & Shiny
Be a head-tuner! This contains Panthenol that helps moisturize hair and stops from getting dehydrated.


Gugo x Castor Oil Hair Growth
Let the falls do the falling and keep your hair strong and thick! The combination of Gugo Extract and Castor Oil is perfect to nourish and flourish your hair.


Tea Tree Anti-Dandruff
Goodbye dandruff, Hello Tea Tree! With anti-microbial ingredient that prevents dandruff and Aloe Vera to help hair growth, a worry-free hair is just a shampoo away.


Peppermint Detox
Keep your head cool and clean with Peppermint Detox! Not only it thoroughly cleanses your scalp, it also leaves a lavender scent for a more calming treat.


Clove Oil Scalp Stimulant
Grow, glow, and go for a fuller hair! This shampoo bar variant has clove oil that stimulates hair follicles which help the hair to grow and glow.


Ultimate Shine
Make your crowing glory shine the brightest! With Vitamin B5 for nourishment and JoJoba oil for texture, your hair will surely get the spotlight.


Ginger Anti-Flakes
Flakey scalp? We got you! Ginger Anti-Flakes has natural essential oil that prevents scalp buildup and ease the itchiness away.

And here are the Conditioner Bars variant,


Lavender Scent
Prevent your hair from excessive damage and breakage. With Shea Butter, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, Rice bran and D-Panthenol that will help restore moisture back into your hair.


Coconut Milk Scent
Prevent your hair from excessive damage and breakage. With Shea Butter, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rice bran and D-Panthenol that will help restore moisture back into your hair.

Pomade,


Dapper Pomade
WATER (AQUA), BEESWAX, ARGAN OIL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, C12-16 PARETH-9, PANTHENOL, GLYCERYL OLEATE, PETROLATUM, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE, PEG-90M, POLYACRYLAMIDE LAURETH-7, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM, METHYLPARABEN, POTASSIUM PROPYLPARABEN, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, FRAGRANCE.

Soap Bar,



Premium Kojic Bar (135g)
Superb whitening from Kojic acid that exfoliates the skin, thereby making it whiter and pimple-free. Kojic lightens pigmentation and freckles. Also contains added fruit acid to ensure easier absorption of active ingredients, oatmeal to soothe minor skin problems, and aloe vera to prevent skin irritation.

Review

I kind of just went ahead and pick out Tea Tree Shampoo Bar and Lavender Conditioner Bar for myself. I do have a very thick hair, and along with that, I also have a very dry hair and I do get occasional dandruffs.


This what it looks like without the packaging,


Immediately, after taking off the wrappers, the scent of Tea Tree and Lavender is pretty strong. However, when I applied the shampoo bar on my hair the scent was not over powering as much as I expected and It's perfect for me since I do have nasal allergies. I really had fun using the shampoo bar! It's been more than a week and I am still using it. The product is not falling apart and it builds up on your hair pretty quick. I didn't have to do so much rubbing in order to get the product in on my hair. I believe this product will last a long time since it doesn't really need to get soaked on a water in order to get the bubbles on your hair. 

I loooove the Lavender Conditioner Bar so much because the scent just lasts all day on my hair. It was so soothing using this product. However, the conditioner bars are a bit thinner than the shampoo bars so they do break easily. Mine lasted for a bout 7 days, and I do have to rub it on my thick hair repeatedly to get the product in. I do wish it's more sturdier or thicker, I don't mind paying a bit more so long it lasts.

Overall, these products is something to watch out for. I've turned into a fan and I would definitely purchase when my bars have ran out.

Being a mom, I kind of just grab whatever it is convenient for us. Like grabbing bottled soaps, shampoos, etc. Because strolling at the grocery alone with a toddler is a bit hard for me to manage. But, these products are easy to get. You can purchase these through Bili App - it's an online grocery and shopping delivery app, and of course, if you happen to drop by their salon. you can purchase these products there too.

Visit their Facebook page here and their Instagram page here.


Xoxo,
Rookie Momma PH - Going green this 2019!