Anyone who knows me personally would never peg me for a beauty or make-up enthusiast. I always had one of the plainest faces at school and work simply because I was too lazy to learn and I wasn’t as kikay as my other friends. However, I’ve recently been attempting to learn how to do my own make-up because I realised that as a woman of my age and as a person whose stress just shines through her face (lol), I need to at least know the basics to make myself look decent when the occasion calls for it.
I’ve collected a couple of essentials for my kit already like BB Creams, blush and lipstick, but I always find myself browsing for products to add to my newbie arsenal. I also like to shop for anything that can help with my acne and blemishes (sigh, still from my PCOS).
So would you imagine my surprise when I woke up one day and read an email from BeautyMNL asking me to give their site a test run? Insert shocked emoji here!
BeautyMNL is the No. 1 and biggest beauty site in the Philippines where Filipinas can discover something pretty and new everyday.
A major part of BeautyMNL is the Shop. This is where you can browse through a wide array of beauty and make-up products. The Shop also carries a good range of mommy-and-kid friendly products.
I’ve been on BeautyMNL several times before. I see their ads a lot in Facebook and I always enjoy browsing products in their Shop but never got around to purchasing anything yet.. until now!
It’s easy to navigate the website because you can view products through different categories or by brand. When you select an item to view, you get a detailed description of the product along with reviews from other users, which is something I really find helpful.
From browsing products to checking out and finalizing the purchase, the entire process was easy peasy. I used PayPal (as a personal preference because I want to protect my card information) and got prompt confirmation of my orders. I monitored my order through the Order Tracking section of my BeautyMNL account and I received my package within two business days.
Are you wondering what products I got?
Christmas is a few weeks away and I’m nowhere near done with my gift shopping. One thing I notice during this time of the year is that I’m always busy carefully listing and buying gifts for family and friends, but whenever someone asks me what I want for Christmas, my mind goes blank! I could never answer promptly because I really don’t give it much thought. Imagine how difficult it is for my husband to buy me a gift.
This year, I decided to sit down and list the things I want for Christmas. Sure, I won’t be able to buy all of them, but at least now I clearly know what I want and I can just save up for the others next year.
After we got married, my husband and I first lived in a small apartment in Pasay. We thought it would be enough for the both of us, but as we kept buying new stuff the place started to shrink. I couldn’t imagine living there now with Ethan’s mountain of toys, clothes and other baby stuff.
Since then, the words “storage solutions’ became common in my Google searches. However, no matter how many tips I pinned on Pinterest and bookmarked in Google, they didn’t all work with our apartment.
We now live in a two bedroom home with a nice garden and garage – more space to pile all our stuff. LOL. But seriously though, as Ethan grows up we will definitely need more space, there’s also the possibility of adding a new family member in the future. It’s not like we can rent or buy a bigger house just like that!
Surely some of you moms can relate to me, right? I feel that I have this sacred task of making sure the house does not turn into a warehouse one day. That’s why I always keep an eye out for storage solutions and dual-purpose furniture that doesn’t compromise style. So when I came across Miss Spacemaker at the recent Baby and Family Expo 2014, I felt that I just had to tell all my fellow storage-solution-obsessed moms (seriously, someone please tell me I’m not the only one) about her and what she does.
Miss Spacemaker creates stylish and affordable furniture that maximizes available space. Whether you are in dire need of clever storage solutions or if you just have a penchant for functional yet lovely wooden furniture, then the Miss is your gal.
Yesterday, I visited SMX MOA for the launching of the 2nd Baby and Family Expo Philippines. I was invited to attend the ribbon cutting and opening ceremony that morning and I’m glad that despite the traffic I made it in time for the program. As soon as I arrived, a good number of visitors have already gathered at the entrance to Hall 1 of SMX MOA, where the 2nd Baby and Family Expo will be held for three days.
Heads up, this is a long and image heavy post!
Dr. Jesus C. Delgado Memorial Hospital (JDMH) is one of the exhibitors that will participate in the 2nd Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on December 5 to 7, 2014, at the Hall 1 of SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
An estimated 1.8 million babies are born every year, placing the Philippines in the Top 20 of the fastest growing countries in the world! The growing new generation of parents will continue to drive the growth of the baby and maternity industry. The Baby & Family Expo is the biggest family expo in the Philippines that is dedicated to nurture family development and childcare. About 20,000 expecting couples, parents are expected to attend this big event in December 2014. The three-day Baby & Family Expo is the ultimate venue for all maternity, baby, early childhood and parenting needs featuring industry experts and celebrity parents, who will provide free seminars and fun-filled activities for the whole family!
JDMH is a general hospital with complete 24-hour services for patients. The JDMH medical staff consists of active and visiting board-certified physicians, with a wide range of clinical specialties. For the past 66 years since 1948, JDMH has always been well-known for its Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternity services and medical care for women) and Pediatrics & Neonatology (Medical care for children and babies), which perfectly aligns with the theme of Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2014.
So visit the JDMH Booth No. 13 (right in front of the Business Matching Area) along Pregnancy Avenue during the 2nd Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2014 ! For more information about JDMH, call 924-4051 to 65 and visit the JDMH website at www.jesusdelgadohospital.com. For more information about the Baby & Family Expo event, visit the website www.babyexpo.ph and #/BabyExpoPh .
See you at the Baby and Family Expo 2014, mommies!