Unilever x Shopee 11.11 DEALS

Saturday, November 10, 2018

So much is happening tomorrow, November 11 - the 11.11 SALE on Shopee!

So many deals with Unilever products!

Visit this https://shopee.ph/collections/116397

Here are some deals that you can look forward to:

Do watch out for FLASH sales tomorrow!

And just for tomorrow, use this code ShopeexUL and get 20% OFF when your purchase at least P1,000 worth of Unilever products!  And guess what - SHIPPING IS FREE!



Breastfeeding Essentials: Orange and Peach Breastmilk Bag

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Breastfeeding is something I knew I would be doing.  As daunting as it was, this was one sure thing I would be doing.  I vowed though, that I would try my best - and if it wasn't enough - then so be it.  I had a harder time with Connor compared to when I was breastfeeding Kailee.  I think boys demanded more milk compared to girls, and so I couldn't keep up.  But I tried my very best for 2 years.  Can you believe that?  I would seriously pump everywhere - and when you are pumping and saving milk, one of the things that you'll need are breastmilk bags.

I remember ordering at Amazon, boxes and boxes of Lansinoh breastmilk bags.  When friend and relatives came home, they would bring me my orders - this was the cheaper alternative.  But since the dollar exchange rate has been going up - this was not becoming economical.

I'm so glad to have been invited to see the launch of Orange and Peach products.  Quite impressed that it's a local company that decided to sell breastfeeding essentials.  Price point is really good as it's quite affordable.  The best thing about it is that they ship nationwide.  So you can just imagine the speed and efficiency.  No need to hoard anymore - just check your stash from time to time.

The product I love the most now, since I'm using them are the breast milk storage bags.  The plastic is thick and clear.  The size is perfect.  There's a double zip to prevent leaks!  It's pre-sterilized and it can stand on its own and it's the same size as the brand I was using years ago.  I love it because it's so easy to use!  Another reason why I like it so much is that when you freeze it flat, the size is even, there is no side that is smaller than the other, so you can stack them up when you store them.

Another interesting product - silicone bibs WITH Pinoy inspired designs.  It's really cute that they collaborated with a local artist to depict Pinoy culture.  I won one and I picked the iconic lechon!

Bebe Chic Perry - a back pack, diaper bag!

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

To be honest, I never thought of a back pack as a diaper bag.  I'm used to seeing those sling type or shoulder bag types.  We used to have those Skip Hop ones but they've long been stored and I can't remember where we kept them.  It then occurred to me that a back pack is actually a brilliant idea, I mean it keeps both your hands free, you don't need to keep switching shoulders because a backpack balances the weight equally on both shoulders.  Why wasn't this explored years ago?

Two years ago, I met a co-parent Catherine - little did I know that she is a mompreneur and that she and her husband founded Bebe Chic bags.  It was only last year, when I bumped into her at ExpoMom North that I knew all of this!  She was manning her booth!  They distribute bobbleart bags, Cricut machines and Bebe Chic! Since bumping into her, we became friends and are in constant communication with each other.  And so after giving birth, she sent me a present, their newest design!!

I must say, this is the prettiest diaper bag that I have seen in my life:

Meet Perry, one of Bebe Chic's newest models.  This is a quilted back pack diaper bag.  Look at it, does it seem like a diaper bag to you?  Well, to me it's not - it looks so chic and so elegant right?  You know what I noticed, first when I received it?  The zippers!  Look at the golden color - you'll be amazed on how smooth the zippers are when you open and close the bags and enclosures!  I am one to always test zippers in a bag, an important thing is that the motion of opening and closing should be smooth without any stops or hitches - and I must say, the Perry's zippers passed my test.

This is the Perry's back side.  It's a backpack alright, but they've included some straps (left and right side) velcro that you can use to hang the bag on your strollers!  Brilliant right?  In my mind, since it's already a aback pack - there is no need to hang it on the stroller, but then here it is!  You can hang it on your stroller!  There's a zipper on the side that you can use as an additional compartment, inside it is a padded changing mat that matches the design of the bag!  Matchy matchy, I like!  The shoulder straps are soft and easily adjustable, just pull on the plastic attachment to loosen or pull the exposed strap to tighten - it's very easy!  So easy that you don't even need to take the backpack off your shoulders to adjust!

Look how roomy it is from the inside!  I like that it opens up wide.  No need to dig into the bag to look for its contents.  As you can see, you can put a LOT of stuff there.  There's also a zipped compartment at the back to keep your valuables.  There are also garterized pockets on both sides of the bag (inside).  Outside the bag there are also two insulated garterized pockets to hold keep warm or cool beverages (or breast milk)!  See that golden ring right in the middle on top of the zipper compartment?  Well, that's a ring so you can hang it on to a - hook!  Think public bathrooms, it's there so you can hang the bag while you get your things in order!  Hahaha...  Brilliant, right?!

I am so loving this very well thought of back pack type diaper bag.  It has a very stable bottom too, so it stands by itself when you lay it on a table, chair or on the ground.  It's doesn't look too kiddie, nor is it cutesy, but instead exudes a sophisticated elegant feel.  I'm so loving this diaper bag!  It's so stylish yet so practical.

Bebe Chic Perry comes in Navy and Black.  Classy, right?

Thank you Catherine and Mike!  Thank you for the love and friendship!  Thank you for thinking of us moms and parents.

Follow Bebe Chic on these social media accounts:
Instagram - Bebe Chic
Facebook - Bebe Chic

Fresh Milk by The Emerald Fresh

Monday, November 05, 2018

MILK is something that I absolutey love. Milk has to be my most favorite beverage in the world because it’s the first thing that I look for and buy when I go out of the country.

I remember when I was younger my mom and I would be going to Jusmag to purchase milk in gallons.  It felt so American because most TV shows and movies I saw from America had that iconic gallon of milk in the fridge.  When the US bases left the country, well - it was goodbye milk by the gallon.

Being a milk lover, I’ve learned that not all milk tastes the same. The taste is different per country. My favorite has to be from Japan, and it’s the Meiji brand.  I honestly have forgotten what milk tastes like in America and in Canada (but I was told by my godchild Alleya that Canada's milk is the best!)   I used to just buy small cartons of it on the first supermarket run. But then I realized I would need more small cartons, so I would just buy the big ones - big cartons and then later on a 2 liter jugs.  I mean - I’m sure to finish it anyway.

Here in the Philippines, it's quite rare to find *real* fresh milk.  I remember those glass bottles from Magnolia that my mom and ama would buy for us, but they're gone now (and if you still have those glass bottles left - you can sell it for a nice price, it's a collectible now).  What we have are those in tetra packs, and they taste different.  I miss the good old milk.

Now, there's whole milk, non-fat milk, low fat milk, skim milk and full cream milk.  I honest don't bother buying those less fat ones, I just get the whole milk - I mean, why?!  Hahaha..  I feel that skim is really watered down and I just don't like it.

In the recent years, there has been those *fresh* milk deliveries and I have tried most of them.  There are still a few brands out there that I haven't tried.  There are brands that I really like and there are brands too that I would skip.  But that's just me.  I am still very much open to trying other brands.  That's how much I LOVE milk.

So last week, while I was doing my usual Instagram browsing, there was this Instagram account that popped.  It was @theemeraldfresh, I saw in that particular post that they were selling fresh milk.  So I followed the account and sent a message asking how much their product was and if they deliver or pick up.  I got a reply a few minutes later.  So I put in my order + a delivery charge.  I asked how I can pay, and I was impressed because the accept COD, credit card payments or deposit to their BPI account.

Well what do you know, I received my order a few hours after my inquiry.  I was really surprised and excited!  The milk arrived ice cold - I was told by the delivery man to put it in the ref immediately.  Very good!  I mean, he knew how to handle his product well.  There are other brands that would not even inform whoever receives the milk to refrigerate it - they'll just hand the milk and that's it.  I was impressed with Mr. delivery guy's *added instructions* (even if I already knew that handling of fresh milk is delicate).  He was also eqipped with a credit card machine is very polite and courteous.  He was also ready to answer questions like where their office was and where his farthest delivery was (they deliver to Cavite and Laguna!)  When he left, I immediately tried the milk.

The Emerald Fresh's whole milk is the CREAMIEST I have tasted amongst all the brands that I have tried here in the country.  IT IS TRULY THE CREAMIEST!  And I looooved every drop of the milk.  Since I'm a milk monster, I finished it in one sitting.  I just had to finish it!  I mean, it was THAT good!  I swear, it's the best fresh milk (in Manila) that I have tried to date!  It was so good that I made a follow up order and received it last Saturday.  I ordered their chocolate milk too and its really good! Kailee and I love it.  Wishing they have the gallon packing for both whole and choco milk!  Hihi..

Place your orders now via Instagram of on their Facebook account.  I promise, you won't regret it!  And you know what, I just placed another order - this time 3 liters!  I'm very excited to have it with my granola and for shakes and smoothies!  See, I'm really a milk addict.  Hahaha!

Instagram - @TheEmeraldFresh
Facebook - www.facebook.com/TheEmeraldFresh 

Aeroblu (follow up) Review & Winners!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Its been more than a month of wearing my aeroblu footwear. Anong masasabi ko? It’s wonderful! Malambot sa paa. Talagang pang lakaran! I honestly thought baka madaling masira, but it still looks new kahit everyday kong gamit. I’ve found a comfy, pretty and affordable alternative for closed shoes!

It’s now my choice of footwear when I go out for errands, supermarket runs and etc. I bring it with me sa car when I have a formal occassion that I attend. Para habang nasa car, comfortable and well rested ang feet! How I wish may heels na ganito or wedge. Hahaha!!

But in all seriousness these are affordable comfortable shoes. The best thing is that its matibay (durable) and is available in so many places! Madaling hanapin, di kailangan hagilapin. Perfect, diba?

The insoles are soft, comfortable lakarin. When I take it off pag uwi ko, i thought na pudpod na ang insoles. But guess what?! It bounces back to its original state! Amazing diba? Parang mala memory foam ang dating! Kaya I’m super impressed.

The winners of my giveaway also have great feedback. Read some
of them:

You can purchase Aeroblu Footwear at SM Supermarket, Hypermarket, Savemore, Robinsons, Waltermart, Baguio Country Mart and online at Lazada and Shopee! You may also visit their official Facebook Page - AeroBlu Philippines - https://www.facebook.com/AerobluPH/ and website- aeroblu.ph