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Achieve "Glass Skin" with Althea's Bare Essentials Skincare Line + I tried this for a week!

March 26, 2018

I wasn't really into getting in the "Glass Skin" trend until
Althea sent me a beauty box containing their new Bare Essentials Skincare line.

Skin Type: 
Dry to very dry
Skin Issues: 
Overly sensitive, breakout prone, and eczema prone

Be warned...This is going to be a lengthy post. *wink 

Toni and Baby Seve Dance to Less Lawlaw, Go Galaw Mornings thanks to Pampers Baby Dry

March 21, 2018

MANILA, Philippines (March 16, 2018)–At the launch of the New and Improved Pampers Baby Dry at WhiteSpace in Makati, Toni and Seve unveiled the new Pampers Go Galaw song, which highlights how babies can go galaw in a less lawlaw diaper thanks to the new Pampers Baby Dry. The song brings attention to a crucial issue most moms may not know of – saggy or lawlaw diapers.

There’s more to lawlaw diapers than just being unsightly to look at. According to Go Naked: Diapers Affect Infant Walking, a 2012 study from the US National Institute of Health, saggy or lawlaw diapers may also hinder your child’s ability to walk properly. Despite this pressing concern, according to a nationwide survey done by Pampers, only 8% of moms think that lawlaw diapers can affect how babies move. A lawlaw diaper also means wetness and leaks, as well as the need for more frequent diaper changes.

In the event, Toni shows that moms can now deal easily with lawlaw diapers thanks to the new Pampers Baby Dry. Lawlaw happens because pee is accumulated in a single spot in the diaper. The magic gel technology in Pampers Baby Dry allows it to absorb wetness evenly and distribute it throughout the whole diaper. This puts an end to lawlaw, allowing babies to move with more freedom!

Dancing the song with a hundred moms and babies during the event, Toni and Baby Seve show how comfortable it is for baby to move without a lawlaw diaper getting in the way.  “Seve loves to dance and play especially with me and his dad! Now that he’s about a year old, he has started exploring, leaning to walk—and dance even more steadily,” Toni Gonzaga shares. With his motor skills steadily advancing, Baby Seve is enjoying his newfound freedom even more, walking by himself to pick up his toys, running after his mom, or dancing to his favorite Pampers song.

“Babies wear diapers all day and all night, which is why it’s important to find one that works well. I don’t want Seve to be uncomfortable doing the things he wants to do, especially in this crucial stage, because of a lawlaw diaper. It’s a good thing we choose Pampers Baby Dry, now with the amazing magic gel channels to make sure that Seve can Go galaw in a less lawlaw diaper, stay comfortable and happy at all times,” she said.

As she watched Seve run around unimpeded, Toni says “Just like me and Seve, I hope more moms can #ChoosePampers so we can finally say goodbye to lawlaw diapers, leaving our babies to go galaw and move freely and comfortably.”

Share the Pampers Go Galaw dance with your friends to remind them of the importance of keeping lawlaw diapers at bay! Join the Pampers Go Galaw Challenge and post a video of your baby dancing to the Pampers Go Galaw song to win as much as Php 100,000 in cash. Visit the Pampers Facebook Page for more details.

Pampers Baby Dry is available in major supermarkets, groceries, and drug stores nationwide, as well as online on

About Pampers®
For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers, wipes and training pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development. Visit to learn more about Pampers products, and find ideas and information to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.

A ‘Sunny Playtime’ with Iya and Primo Arellano

March 19, 2018

Celebrity mom Iya Villania-Arellano admits she has forgotten how relatively easy her daily routines were before Baby Primo arrived. “I’m not sure how I balance my career with being a mom and a wife; it just happens!” she beams.

“When you know what's important and what you need to get done, then you make it happen. It's important that I list things down so I don't forget. I really need to put things down in my calendar even if its date night with Drew or a playdate for Primo.”

It’s no wonder why Iya was the natural choice of Cosmetique Asia, the makers of Bambini Baby Cologne, to be its newest endorser, together with Primo. Bambini Baby Cologne underwent a brand refresh with a new look guaranteed to appeal to the young ones.

We wanted to focus on the playful bond that kids share with their parents. With Bambini, we make these precious random moments more enjoyable. It is evident even in our packaging. We made sure they are attractive enough for children so in choosing what variant to buy, parents and kids get to have fun and interact. All these while maintaining high quality standard and other requirements most parents are looking for — hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. In the near future, we want to launch a complete range of child specific products with a fun loving vibe,” says Cosmetique Asia’s Vice President for Sales and Corporate Development, Tim Chuongco.

Inspired by mom-and-child bonding activities and fun elements of nature, the new and improved Bambini Baby Cologne features five new scents: the floral and sweet “Morning Tickles,” the calming “Starry Lullaby,” the clean and breezy “Ocean Kisses,” the cottony fresh “Cotton Cuddles,” and — Iya and Primo’s favorite — the citrusy and fun “Sunny Playtime.”

“We love Sunny Playtime. It's just the scent I prefer on Primo. It has a nice, mild, yummy scent that makes Primo nakakagigil even more! I also love how playful and inviting the packaging is. We actually have to hide the bottles from Primo because he likes to point to the mom and baby animals on the sticker front, then open the bottle to put some cologne on. Baka maligo na sa cologne eh,” Iya laughs.

For Iya, as with all working moms, the greatest challenge is to be there for her child “every moment he does something new or silly” and wanting to be there to witness it. And adding to the challenge and excitement is her announcement of having another baby boy. “Primo doesn't really understand that yet so we're enjoying him as he is for now. When he starts to get curious with my growing belly, then we'll start explaining,” she shares.

For a perfect mom-and-baby playtime, Iya and Primo recently joined toddlers and their parents for the official unveiling of the new Bambini Baby Cologne at Glorietta 3 Activity Center. Dubbed the Bambini Baby Cologne Family Bootcamp, the wonderful kiddie event transformed the venue into a wonderland of fun games and activities for kids, including a ball pit, a bouncy castle, giant puzzle blocks and a larger-than-life coloring book, where guests and their children could bond and enjoy the little surprises the activities bring out.

As Bambini relaunches with a new product for babies and kids, it hopes to be a part of every parent and child’s small moments and big adventures. Available in three sizes — 25ml, 50ml and 125ml — and packaged in an easy-to-go grip curvy bottle, the Bambini Baby Cologne lets parents and children enjoy life’s little surprises anytime, anywhere.

No more stained walls and nails with Crayola's Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring

Crayola's Mess Free Coloring is probably Crayola's greatest gift to moms! When Arya started holding pens, crayons, and paints, she will automatically write on the wall, on the sheets, and even on her nails. I would stress out because there's just too many mess to clean afterward. Srsly, I can't remember how many times I have to rub the wall with alcohol just so I can remove the crayons and paint.

Arya and I stumbled upon their random Youtube video and I was just amaze. I was literally like on my phone googling where I can get this product ASAP!

Luckily, I was able to find them in some of the popular ecommerce store. However, I opted no to cos I was just extremely excited that we just went out and got ours at SM ToyKingdom (SM North Edsa branch)

Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring comes with an 18 page coloring book and 5 coloring pens. We got the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse version because it's the only Disney cartoon character that my daughter recognizes at that time.

TBH, I'm not entirely sure how this one works. We tried coloring the walls, sheets, and our nails but it doesn't stain at all! It can only stain the special coloring book that goes with it.

For Best Result:
Color Wonder products use a colorless system that is invisible on most household surfaces. After using Color Wonder, remove residue from hands by washing with soap and water.

I bet you and your kids will have tons of fun with this one! We bought this for P499.75.

You can purchase this from leading supermalls and toy stores or you can also check the websites below: 



Rookie Mommy PH - No more stained walls! Finally!!!!

5 motorcycle tips when insurance shopping

When a mother finds out that her teenage son is showing a great interest in motorcycles and is just waiting to get his first ride, she has to prepare herself to accept the reality that whether she approves or not, he will find ways to learn to ride the motorcycle with or without her knowledge. An understanding mother should instead works towards an insurance plan to protect her son with some safety tips.

There is no denying that there is high risk in motorcycle riding. Every motorcyclist should always be equipped with safety riding gear for their own protection. It does not matter whether it is just for a short spin or for a long ride. Motorcyclists could easily lose control of their motorcycle when the road is wet, greasy or oily. Every motorcyclist should have a list of some basic riding gear for his or her protection and safety. Here are 5 motorcycle riding tips a mom would want her son to be aware of and follow whenever he gets on his bike.

Helmet: A rider riding without a safety helmet runs the risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury or even death if they are involved in an accident. A helmet is to protect the head and brain from a traumatic impact in an accident or crash.

Jacket and pants: Motorcycle riding jackets are specially designed to protect motorcyclist’s upper body such as the shoulder and the elbows, and a riding pants is for the protection of the lower body and legs. A good quality riding jacket and pants with padding will help prevent the motorist from burns and abrasion during accidents. Plus, many motorcycle jackets come with reflective gear that can offer additional safety for night riding e.g. the Alpinestars motorcycle jacket. Some of these jackets do not often double as daywear fashion, but they are great for ensuring the safety of the riders and passengers. For those who are limited by their budget, getting one of the all season motorcycle jackets will help save cost.

Goggles: Your list of riding gear should also include a pair of good quality goggles to protect your eyes from the glare of light, particles or insects that might get into your eyes, etc.

Gloves: A pair of good quality gloves that will give you a good grip on the motorcycle handles for better control of the bike. Look for a good quality leather gloves to protect your knuckles, fingers and palms against abrasion.

Boots: A pair of good quality riding boots will protect your feet, toes, and lower feet from injuring or broken bones.

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This year's first summer getaway x Rhodora's Transient House x Calatagan Batangas

March 8, 2018

Seriously, ang inet inet na! Summer na summer na guys!

Last weekend, our family went to Calatagan, Batangas to visit my mother-in-law's mom. It was her 78th (I think...) Birthday and it was her first time seeing our little Arya as well. Their house was really near the popular beach resort in Calatagan which is the Stilts.

I've only been to Stilts twice my life and I have alway enjoyed my visit. As much as we wanted to stay in Stilts, we can't. Other than the reason that the hotels and cottages are fully booked, Stilts is also very very very expensive. 

Soooo, my in-laws found a nice transient house that can be rented near Stilts. I don't have photos because I enjoyed this trip so much and there was no signal BTW and no wifi so I didn't really bother. Most of the photos you'll see here came from my husband's camera. 

I did took a photo of the Transient house info but I do apologize for this one because I took it at night while we were looking at the stars. 

I think there was at least 6 houses with spacious parking lots in there. Our house is really nice. Nothing too fancy but we have everything we need. There was 2 queen sized bed, and we asked for another extra bed. There was kitchen and a decent bathroom as well. The house is air-conditioned too and the TV has SKY cable. But sadly, no wifi. This house is really perfect for family and barkada travelers. There's no nearby palengke or meat shop so it's better if you'll bring some with you and just cook it in the house.

The price for this house is at P1,500 per night. That's pretty cheap imo because it's a whole house that you're renting already. The place is also a few steps away from the entrance of Stilts. My husband and I tried walking at night from Stilts to this house and we were just in awe of how amazing the night sky is.

Anyway, I've just been meaning to dump some of our cute family photos in this blog post. :) As I've said earlier, I don't have my camera with me all the time.

Here's us enjoying the kiddie pool.

Here's me and Arya enjoying the beach at Stilts. BTW. The Day Tour at Stilts costs P350.00. For that price, you can enjoy everything. Even free cabanas/cottages near the beach. You'll also get a free welcome drinks. Those houses you see in the background costs around P17,000 per night for 7 person.

Here's me, enjoying the restaurant at Stilts. They really have amazing staff and the food is great and really cheap too! The serving are big so you'll definitely have a full stomach here. I remember eating here in our first day and our bill was just around P800.00 and there was 5 of us already.

Here's Arya enjoying the swing at Stilts.

Here's a photo of us again with the Sungka. :)

And here's another photo of us playing with the sand. It was also Arya's first time to really enjoy and play on the beach. 

Here's another tip. If you're planning to go on a Day Tour at Stilts, try to be there as early as you can. The beaches tend to be really crowded during weekends and the restaurant is having a hard time attending to all customers. They start accepting guests at 7.00 am everyday. 

We were there from Sunday - Tuesday and there were just so many people last Sunday that we skipped the beach. We went back on Monday and there was literally 0 people there. So, if you can afford to take a leave and finally have that summer getaway, I suggest going on a weekday. Trust me, it's worth it. *wink

There you go! I hope you'd consider staying at Rhodora's Transient House too. It was really surprisingly cute.

Rookie Mommy PH - looking forward to another long weekend.

The unique custom essay that is not so difficult to write

March 7, 2018

Description:  In this article, we are going to talk about custom essays, what it actually is and if we can trust the writing essay service to write it for you.

The brief text on the certain topic is an essay, basically. It has to be not with a big content, but, on the other side, you have to drill down to the bedrock of the topic. But it’s supposed to think that the essay belongs to the genre of the writing where the author writes his individual point of view. If to say it on the other- the essay is not the composition that has subject-matter frames with all its rules and requirements, the essay writing is more like the reflection with your individual style.
The essay is a new genre that comes into the language and literature little by little. The first people who started using this specific genre were writers, professors, and students at the university. But nowadays it’s widely-used in schools and colleges. But it’s not always so easy for pupils to write an essay. They need some time to get to know more about the essay writing, but because of the packed schedule. The custom essay became quite popular and the specialists who know how to write it will give you their writing help on it with all their pleasure.
What is the custom essay?
If you decided to ask the writing essay service for help, you have to understand that this work costs a lot of time and efforts. You have to decide for yourself if you want to write it on your own and put your own efforts or it’s easier and better for you to order the custom essay. So, if you decided to order it, then you will have an extra time to spend on other tasks and projects. Sometimes, the pupil or student doesn’t know what he should start with when they have a lot of work to do and they don’t have that much time. In this way, when they ask the writing essay service for help like yourwriters, they have to mention that it has to be done as soon as it’s possible. The given essay, which price with pleasantly surprise you, will be written and ready in due time. The good side of the custom essay is that it’s written by professionals and people with the higher education and the scientific degree. The great experience in writing essays will help you through a difficult time. Moreover, it will not be hard to write for people who know how to do it. And the uniqueness of the essay will be at the highest level.
Can you trust the writing essay service your essay writing?
The given work is the specific task that demands the specialist who has an experience in writing essays and has special abilities, creative abilities and has the necessary stock of knowledge. To order the custom essay means to trust the professionals and it will be the perfect decision. You will see that they will be also able to write the necessary point of view in the content. Ordering it in the writing essay service, you save your time and nerves as well. The workers will write the essay within the short time and will not cost you a lot of money. In other words, if you trust the writing essay service, then the uniqueness of your essay is guaranteed. It is also going to be literate, grammatically correct and according to all necessary requirements. The custom essay is the step to your success and a perfect grade.