Palmolive Naturals Body Wash



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Palmolive Naturals now comes in a body wash with long-lasting fragrances. Its formula, infused with 100% natural ingredients, helps moisturize and care for skin to make it feel softer and smoother. And get this, it is 100% soap free, pH balanced and dermatologically-tested.


A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by Palmolive to meet their celebrity-endorser at the launch of their new product, Palmolive Body Wash. The event was a lovely, intimate gathering with some media guests and bloggers. The celeb endorser just happens to be one of the biggest stars today – Angel Locsin.


We’ve all heard how lovely and nice Angel is. And she truly is. We had a brief chat about The Legal Wife. The night before the Palmolive event, ABS-CBN aired the nasty confrontation scene between Monica and Nicole (Yes, I watch sometimes. Haha.) Angel told me that it was hard to shoot that scene because it was actually her birthday and she was not allowed to be happy. That scene was cray.


In real life Angel is not a woman scorned. She is not angry nor sad. She is just happy and nice. To everyone. And she bathes in Palmolive Naturals Body Wash. Check out her new TV commercial below.


Do you recognize the “I can feel it” line? Angel certainly gives it her own imprint.


We got to sample all three scents/variants at the event and at home.


Ultra Moisture is infused with 100% natural milk proteins and olive extracts to condition and moisturize skin. Soft Moisture is infused with 100% natural milk proteins and honey extracts. Honey is known to deeply cleanse and moisturize your skin while it wraps you in a soft milk and honey fragrance. Calming Moisture is infused with 100% natural milk proteins and cherry blossom extracts.


Patty Laurel, Kelly Misa and I and our brief meet and greet with Angel. Shortly after this we were all treated to a wonderful spa treatment.


Then it made sense why the Palmolive Naturals Body Wash launch was held at The Spa at Shangrila Plaza.


I was given a dry massage at The Spa.


But before that I had a quick shower and tried Soft Moisture, which is the milk & honey scent. Then the attendant gave me a hot foot soak using more of the same product. Then I don’t remember what happened. I fell asleep because I was so relaxed.


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For more information on Palmolive Naturals, check out their Facebook Page.



Agatha Ruiz de la Prada





And just like that, Philippine summer is almost over. And soon, it’s “back to school.” I had a head start with my kids’ school bags and pencil cases. Last year, they had the Romero Britto Collection from National Book Store. Now we’re all about the Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Collection.

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is a Spanish fashion designer which became known through her unmistakable hearts, clouds and flowers designs. She has brought a breath of fresh air making bold use of colors in her designs and projects.

Under the premiere stationery brand Miquelrius from Spain, the Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Collection includes two vibrant themes—orange flower and pink heart designs. Each set displays bold colors and patterns. The collection is comprised of stationery items such as spiral notebooks in A4, A5, A6 and A7 sizes, mini notebooks, notepads, ring binders with “O” and “D”-shaped rings, and folder with flaps, and travel accessories such as backpack, messenger bag, shoulder bag, pouches and mini cylindrical pouches.

The Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Collection is exclusively available in selected National Book Store branches. Shop online at Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for updates on the latest events, promos and contests.



Warby Parker sunnies



Warby Parker Sunglasses – Hall in Cherry Blosson – $95.00


I really like what Warby Parker has done. This company “was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to create boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point.” Warby Parker frames start at $95.

They are able to keep their costs low because they design and make their own frames and they’ve cut off the middleman (optical shops) by selling mainly online. They do have a few shops in the US. And for online buyers they have a Warby Parker Virtual Try-On and Warby Parker Free Home Try-On’s.


Warby Parker Sunglasses – Jasper in Marine Slate – $95.00


Warby Parker Sunglasses – Mabel in Greystone – $95.00


Warby Parker Sunglasses – Greta in Crystal – $145.00



See the entire collection including prescription glasses at


Chalkboard labels





I tried to organize my pantry the other day. I had some half-opened dry ingredients that ate up too much space in the shelves. So I brought out some of the mason jars I’ve been saving. (My husband was not a fan of my jar collecting. But when he saw that I actually re-use them, he was fine.)

These glass jars are all recycled. The jar on the left was from a cookie-making gift. The one on the right was just from pasta sauce. I have a few “new” mason jars which I use for my green juices. Those were all gifts. I still can’t justifying buying glass jars because we use so much from our groceries alone.


Chalkboard Sticker Labels from Hallmark. These were part of the gift I received from Hallmark and National Book Store. Lookie.


Each pack comes with 6 chalkboard stickers and one piece of chalk. Only P37.00 per pack.


Sophia was my calligrapher.


The kids are into Milo Dinosaurs (cold milk with powdered chocolate mix).


Tadah! The “Milo” jar is labelled.


Soph made a mistake with the spelling of Bisquick. It wasn’t a problem. We erased it using a wet cloth and the chalkboard sticker was good as new.


And there they are. Practical re-usable sticker labels for our glass jars.


Chalkboard Sticker Labels by Hallmark are available at National Book Store. Each pack has 6 stickers and one stick of chalk. Only P37.00 per pack.










Once in a while I stumble upon awesome beauty products by way of samples, sponsors and events. Cure is one of them. It has been imported to the country by Beauty Box Corp, the same company that brought in Japanese cult cosmetics like the 24-hour tattoo eyebrows and eyeliners by K-Palette and Fairy Drops a few years ago.

Cure is a popular skincare product in Japan. It is essentially a water-based skin exfoliator in the gentlest but very effective way. It’s been in the market for 10 years and has been in the Philippines since 2013.


The distributors sent me a bottle to try at home. I’ve been using it for the past 3 weeks. And I’ve been pleased with the results.


The package comes with clear instructions in English. It is important to use it on already cleansed but towel dried skin. I’ve used it on my elbows and knees as well. Just gently rub the product back and forth and you’ll see dead skin rolling away.


I have my own beauty routine which includes a facial and Power Peel at Belo once every 3-4 weeks. It’s not good to overdo exfoliation as you’ll be exposing your skin to potential damage. In between my facials, I gently exfoliate my skin once a week. Otherwise I feel the accumulation of dead skin layers.

The instructions of Cure recommends that it be used up to twice a week. The bottle will last up to four months if done so. If you are a heavy user of serums and moisturizers you should try exfoliating your skin once or twice a week. You’ll get better results as the lotions and serums will be better absorbed by the skin.


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I’ve never tried chemical peels – not a fan. I also do not use scrubs on my face. I was very cautious about using Cure because I have sensitive skin. So far I’m pleasantly surprised to see how gentle it works. Apparently it only takes out the top 0.01mm dead skin.

Since Cure has been out in the market it has won several beauty awards from publications like @Cosme and other beauty magazines. It’s been featured in Vogue Japan, Cleo, Her World and Cosmopolitan, to name a few.


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Her World Aug 09_Cure product feature


CURE Natural Aqua Gel is available in the Philippines exclusively through the Beauty Bar stores. Cure retails at Php 1500.00 for a 250 gram bottle.

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