Win a trip to Japan from Beyond the Box!!

Monday, January 30, 2017


Win a trip to Japan from Beyond the Box

For a country full of history and tradition, Japan has a lot of modern and unprecedented things to offer- from mouth-watering food, zen gardens, to theme parks and so much more. There really isn’t much doubt why more and more people fly to the land of the rising sun each year. The politeness and respect that is practiced by the Japanese is also a reason to visit and immerse yourself in a really interesting culture.

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For every purchase of a Gramas iPhone case in any Beyond the Box store, the customer is entitled to 1 raffle entry and two (2) lucky winners will win a 3 Days/2Nights Trip to Tokyo, Japan, inclusive of round trip Airfare ticket and accommodation. Deadline of submission of entries is on March 31, 2017. Promo runs until March 31,2017.

For more details about the promo, visit

Oh, Baby Foot? Ooooooh, Baby Foot!

Monday, January 16, 2017

I have seen Baby Foot on my friend's IG feeds.  They look really really really interesting.  Well, especially for me - I have my usual foot spa and pedi every two weeks.  The reason why I have it is because one, I'm lazy to cut my own toe nails (sorry, TMI!) and two, my heels are always so dry that it needs to get filed and scrubbed.

Late last year, when a friend organized a private sale, I finally jumped and bought myself a Baby Foot pack.  I kept it on my table and looked at it every singe day since buying it.  Kailee was already wondering why I haven't opened the pack.  The real reason was - FEAR.  Yes, looking at the images on the pretty box, well - it looked painful, the peeling I mean.  I guess I've experienced over scrubbing/filing of my heels in the past that my heels felt raw whenever I walked.  I asked friends repeatedly, already bordering to being overly kulit if the process was painful, they answered me with a resounding - NO PAIN!

So before 2016 ended, I decided to try it.  I thought to myself, it's now or never.  I even contemplated before if it was worth doing the Baby Foot thing while abroad but decided against it.  So after Christmas, right after a foot spa pedi, I decided to try Baby Foot.  Why after a foot spa?  Well, I thought to myself - I wanted to see it my feet would still peel.  (I was hoping they'd still peel)

So I remember it was on the evening of December 29 that I finally tried Baby Foot.  It honestly felt a bit unusual, seeing as it was just a plastic sock that I needed to wear - there was some sort of liquidy gel inside - and that it'll work some magic on my heels and feet.  But I was ready.  Game on!

I followed the instructions to a T - took a bath first, then dried my feet, then wore the plastic sock/booties and then wore regular socks over it.  Let it stay on for 30 minutes (I had it on for 45 minutes) then wash your feet after and wait.  During the soaking & wait I was moving my toes every so often - just to make sure that all those gel get into my feet even in between the toes, paniguardo ba.

So I waited, the next day and the next.  The box said 2-7 days after, it will start peeling.  On my 3rd day, I got a bit worried as they haven't started peeling yet.  I remembered my friend Cai telling me to wear closed shoes - so I did, for the next days.  On the 5th day, I noticed very little peeling, well my feet looked dry (but not raw) and the peeling was very very minimal.  On the 6th day - that's when it all started to look promising.

I didn't get to record which days the peeling were, but this is what my feet looked like as the days progressed.  I AM APOLOGIZING IN ADVANCE BECAUSE OF THE SENSITIVITY OF THE IMAGES.  Remember, these are my feet - and I need to post pictures not because I want to, but because I want to show you and prove to you that Baby Foot really works.  So my sincerest apologies on the images.  Hahaha

So, for the record - Baby Foot REALLY WORKS.  My feet especially the soles are now softer and there are no dry patches.  Even the skin on the side of the toe nails which most nail techs cut out - have become softer.  I swear, this is better than getting your foot scrubbed.  Now I'm having second thoughts to having a pedicure done because I'm sure my manicurista will cut out skin again (these cut skin have the tendency to dry up and thicken, diba?)

There are no stings, no raw skin feeling, it's completely PAINLESS.  I was so tempted to apply lotion because the soles looked really dry (I repeat, no pain!) and also the URGE to peel it off - please don't.  The reason behind this is that the skin will peel when it gotten *soft* already.  If it hasn't peeled, it means it's not yet done *changing*, hahaha!!  The only down side really, is the shedding, but you know what - I won't care once you see the result.  I recommended you wear closed shoes because the dry peeling skin is not a very nice sight to see.  Hihi.. Be prepared to shed all over the place.  My Panget and the kids would always say *Yuck* when they see my feet.

I'm very happy with this product because FINALLY there's a new method of softens my heels without having to file off the thick and dry skin every so often.  I like too that there are two sizes (Medium and Large), I got the large because I didn't want to compute anymore the size of my feet - and in case the smaller one doesn't fit, it's another problem right?  One set costs P830.00, for me that's quite reasonable if you compare me getting a foot spa every 2 weeks!

Here is Baby Foot PH's Facebook Page.  Browse and see where you can get them.

There is still pag-asa in all of us adults to have baby soft feet!!

Happy New Year + Giveaways!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Happy New Year!

Goodbye 2016 and HELLO 2017!!

To start the year right, well - I've decided to have a giveaway!  Yey!  Yup, so what am I giving away?  Well, three things:
a)  a green Starbucks 2017 Planner (yes, I decided to share again!)
b)  a Project Mom book
c)  2 pieces of the BagsGoReusable bag that I so soooo love!
d)  2 tubes of the Belo Baby Lotion!

So, there.

What about the mechanics?  Easy.  Please make sure to READ through them before doing anything.  I've noticed that most poeple are not fond of reading through the mechanics - a number of times, your entry gets disqualified because you forgot to do something.  So please, READ through them, it's fairly easy!!

Leave the following details on this post's comment section:
a)  Your Full name,
b)  a VALID email address, one that you check on EVERY SINGLE DAY!
c)  Which prize you want (Planner or Book or Bag or Lotion)
c)  URL of your Twitter or Facebook Share (Twitter share is 1 entry and FB share is 1 entry, DO NOT POST both shares in one post, or else - isang entry lang yon.  Post 1 comment for Twitter URL and 1 comment for FB share, gets?)
@candishhh is having a Happy New Year Giveaway! Planner+Bag+Book+Lotion
d)  What your wish for me this 2017 + what is my birth month!  Heeheee...

This giveaway will run through until 11:59PM of January 31, 2017.

NOTE:  Prizes are only for PICK-UP in Quezon City.  I won't be able to ship them for free, so please don't ask me to ship.  If you're unable to pick up, then - sorry!!

Picture to be uploaded later in the day.

Good luck!!