Vaseline Petroleum Jelly: 101 Ways

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I was never a fan of petroleum jelly.  In fact, I used to not like it – as is quite sticky.  The only use I’ve found for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly before having kids was just a lip balm.

When I had kids, it was a different story altogether.  I became a fan and was impressed with the benefits of using petroleum jelly when Kailee was diagnosed with skin asthma.  Our pediatrician suggested we try to put them on her rashes – and it worked!  Since then, we’d always have a pot of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly in the house and in our baby bag.

Since my two kids have skin asthma, I’ve gone through sooo much lotions and medicines and practices to help ease their skin conditions.  For the past 5 years, I have sorted through products and brands from all over to help my kids’ skin condition.  But one thing was constant – it was our use of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly with a medicine that has helped us through major flare ups. 

You see, as with everyone – I was quite uncomfortable when a pedia dermatologist suggested that I use steroids.  I’ve honestly heard so many bad things about steroids – but I didn’t have a choice one time – because Kailee’s flare up was really bad that time.  The pedia derma that I went to said that steroids were made to be used correctly, most stories we hear are the bad effect because of being used in a different way.  But mind you, I thank these steroids because they helped Kailee’s skin and have managed to calm the itch.

I was telling another pediatrician about how I am a bit scared when I needed to use steroidal creams on my kids – she then suggested to mix the steroid cream with petroleum jelly.  According to her, it may help diffuse the *strong* steroid and make it less *stressful* (in my mind) when I put them on the kids.  So that day, I got home and since we always have a tub of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly – I did what she suggested. 

It has been a miracle mixture that we are using until now.  I owe a LOT to Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.  It has seen us through so many flare ups and it has been our *miracle mixture* for so many years.

And that’s just one of the 101 ways to use petroleum jelly.

To read more on the other 101 ways of using Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, head to this site:

I remember by aunt who used to show me how to remove eye make-up using petroleum jelly and cotton buds.  I used to see my mom and other aunts lather cold cream all over their face - and it was messy.  Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is almost clear and so easy to use too.  You don't need too much product to remove make up.  

So happy that these Vaseline Petroleum Jellies are now in the market.  Mind you, they're made in the USA.  Yes, these are imported products - it comes in two sizes (look at the first image).  Hooray for us!  No need to scout for them at PX stores.

Auntie Cata's Green & Leafy Lettuce!

Friday, October 21, 2016

I am very picky when it comes to veggies.  There are only a handful of veggies that I am willing to eat and one of them are lettuces!

Look at that beauty:

I noticed that my mom would get deliveries of fresh lettuces every so often.  As it turns out, Auntie Cata - my mom's BFF, grows them in her home - using hydroponics!  Brilliant right?  It's not made in some facility far away - and is instead it's home made and home cared for!  So I assure you, the quality is very very good.  I noticed too that her lettuces don't brown that easily.  Thank goodness for Auntie Cata's lettuces - we can have regular Taco Tuesdays now.  Hihi.. :)

I am honestly wishing and hoping that Auntie Cata will venture into other veggies as well - like ARUGULA!  Hahaha....

These lettuces are at P400.00/Kilo.  Order at least 500grams for FREE DELIVERY!

You may reach Auntie Cata at +639175208096.

Before I forget, Auntie Cata also makes delicious Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

I can't stop gushing about how pretty her lettuces are, hihi:

Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino on the GO!

Monday, October 10, 2016

I've seen these Starbucks bottled drink during my travels.  Here in the country, I've seen them mostly in Subic and in S&R.  I've often wondered why it wasn't available in the Starbucks stores.  I guess now, we don't have to wonder!  Hihi.. 

These Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino is not officially available in Starbucks stores nationwide.  Not only that, they will also be available in convenience stores and select supermarkets.  Wonderful, right?  No need to head on to the nearest Starbucks store for your Starbucks fix!

Enjoy coffee on the go with Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino®

Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino® will now be officially available in all Starbucks stores, selected supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide.

MANILA, October 2016 – Starbucks Coffee Company is now making its ready-to-drink bottled coffees Starbucks Frappuccino® available in the Philippines, allowing its loyal customers to grab their favorite drink at any moment to lift their day. The Starbucks Frappuccino® range will be sold in Starbucks stores, bottled section of supermarkets and select convenience stores across the Philippines.
Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino® coffees are delicious ready-to-drink beverages inspired by our original Starbucks coffeehouse Frappuccino® blended beverages. With the introduction of the ready-to-drink portfolio in Philippines, we are re-launching two of our classic flavors:
§  Starbucks Frappuccino® Coffee: A perfect blend of Starbucks® Arabica coffee and creamy milk. Inspired by the original Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino®. ( 120)
§  Starbucks Frappuccino® Mocha:  A creamy blend of Starbucks® Arabica coffee and temptingly rich cocoa flavor. This pairing brings chocolate lovers to our coffeehouses every day. ( 120)
 “We have listened to our customers and it is exciting to see such popular demand for Starbucks coffee in the Philippines. Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino® coffee provides coffee lovers with new ways to enjoy their favorite drink on the go and we believe our ready-to-drink bottled coffees match the needs and taste preferences in Philippines,” said David Hanson, Vice President of China & Asia Pacific Channel Development, Starbucks Coffee Company. “Our ready-to-drink portfolio is authentic to the Starbucks unique coffee flavor profile and it demonstrates our commitment to bring quality coffee to customers outside of our coffeehouses.”
As an important extension of the Starbucks Experience, Bottled Frappuccino® is the perfect treat to delight, surprise and provide an uplifting part of our customers’ day. It will become the catalyst to inspire an even more fun and creative occasions for our customers to enjoy a shared moment of connection with their loved ones, family and friends.

Tickled (again) by TICKLES!

Thursday, October 06, 2016

I think most everyone in my school (during my time) knew of Tickles.  It was a treasure trove of cutesy stuff, stationary, ballpens, organizers and many more.  I grew up going to Tickles every single time I was in Greenhills.  I still remember where the original Tickles store used to be.  Honestly, whenever I am in Greenhills - I would have flashbacks of what the Tickles store looked like.

Most of my friends went there to shop for cute stuff.  Erasers, stationaries (it was uso before to write letters to one another) - the so many many stationary pads, the quirky designs and smart-ish quotes.  I swear, it was heaven for us girls.  I remember whatever Tickles sold, would become the *fad*, well sort of - since all of us in ICA would scramble to get our hands on these new merchandise.

Their Greenhills store has long closed and they've moved to the malls.  Whenever I see a Tickles store, it bring me back to my younger years.  Hahaha!!  And so when a friend said that Tickles has opened their flagship store in Megamall, I was very super duper excited!  I thought to myself, what a great throwback and at the same time, I was so happy to share the store with my kids!  

Look at the spanking brand new store!  Ganda diba?

Here's a preview on what they're selling.  Cuteness overload!  I spent a good hour just looking each item individually.  Hahaha!!  Yes, that's how much I was drawn to the merchandise!  They have soooo many many cute stuff.

Tickles is the perfect gift store if you ask me.  You can find a gift for ANYONE.  As in anyone!  You can find gifts for your family members, dad, mom, your sisters and brothers, even grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins!  You can find gifts for your boss, your colleague, your friends - NAME IT, you'll find a perfect gift for them here!

I was able to buy small gifts/pasalubong for friends and the kids!  I so loved this monogram letter pouch, I found one last piece of the letter D and decided to hold on to it.  Hahaha!!

Drop by the TICKLES flagship store!  It's located at the Basement level of SM Megamall's Building A.  Just look for this one of a kind store front.  Pretty diba?  See you there!

Enjoy shopping and get TICKLESd!!

Pure Pressed Apple Juice & Just Right Grape Juice from #OishiGreatLakes

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Juice is a staple in my family.  My Panget loves juices - and he has passed it on to Connor.  So every time we do our groceries, for sure you will find tetra packs of juices in our cart.  Their flavor of choice - Apple and Grape.

And so when I learned that #OishiGreatLakes has an apple and grape juice, I was excited!  It was honestly, perfect!  I was so excited that I told Connor about this and he got excited too!  And so when we received our lovely crate of #WholesomeRefreshement - it was Connor who did the honors of opening it and he was so happy to see apple and grape juices!  He so loved the small tetra packs, and declared that those will all be his baon (he also said he will not share with Achi Kailee).

He so enjoyed the apple juice that he was able to finish two (2) small tetra packs!!  Wala ng pambaon!  Hahaha...  Here is what Connor has to say about #OishiGreatLakes apple juice:

(I am unable to load the video because of technical difficulties!  And it's frustrating ... issues with my OS and the new ios 10.  Grrr....)

My Panget and I likes the #OishiGreatLakes Just Right Grape juice.  It had just the right amount of sweetness, in my opinion.  I guess that's the reason why it's called *Just Right Grape Juice*  Hihihi...

I will be for sure on the look out for #OishiGreatLakes Just Right Grape juice and Pure Pressed Apple juice on my next supermarket run.  I will buy a box of the small tetras for Connor's baon.

Thank you Oishi for coming up


A Great Day with Great Lakes

Most of the time, it only takes one little thing to make a day great. And even when it comes to switching your normal routine, it only takes a small step to welcome change for the better.

When you’re caught right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city grind, stressful days can be right ahead of you. Yet starting a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be grueling — take that stride with Great Lakes!

Great Lakes is a line of natural fruit juices with pure and wholesome goodness, made from the finest fruits and vegetables. Everything about Great Lakes is all-natural— that means no artificial coloring or flavors, and no sweetener. Starting with its original flavors, Fruit and Vegetable Mix and Tropical Fruit Mix comes the two newest refreshing flavors from Great Lakes: Pure Pressed Apple and Just Right Red Grape.

Aside from their naturally beneficial properties, the Great Lakes juices have a clean, refreshing taste that is not too sweet, nor too bitter as is expected in natural fruit juice. Great Lakes Pure Pressed Apple is made from 100% apple juice. Cloudy in color is caused by the fiber in apples, thus imparting a different taste than the regular apple juice. Just Right Red Grape, on the other hand, has just the right amount of natural grape juice, giving it a taste that is “just right”.

Great Lakes is a must staple at home as it offers wholesome refreshment that can be enjoyed by all ages! With it’s two yummy new flavors, it’s an easy and refreshing way to bring more fruits and vegetables into your family’s diet!

So even when you’re stuck in the middle of a bad day, turn it around with an all-natural, refreshing drink that taste great – Great Lakes!

Share with us what made your day great and use the hashtags #OishiGreatLakes and #WholesomeRefreshment

Great Lakes is available nationwide in major supermarkets and convenience stores, for P20.00 for handy 250ml packs, and P70.00 for the resealable 1L variants.
*Price may vary per supermarket or grocery stores