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Teeth Whitening Without Pain and Downtime: Smile Bar Philippines Review + Prices

by Lush Angel @ Lush Angel

For someone who always smile, would you believe I have always been conscious about my teeth? I am a coffee drinker. I need to have at least 2 cups of coffee to get through the day. Plus, the enamel of my teeth is naturally thin as per my dentist. She explained, our teeth are naturally […]

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Which comes first — sunblock or moisturizer?

Which comes first — sunblock or moisturizer?


philstar.com

I want to moisturize my face in the morning because I have dry skin.

Biore Foaming Facial Wash (Acne Care) (Red) ReviewTHE YESSTYLIST - Asian Fashion Blog - brought to you by YesStyle.com

Biore Foaming Facial Wash (Acne Care) (Red) ReviewTHE YESSTYLIST - Asian Fashion Blog - brought to you by YesStyle.com


THE YESSTYLIST - Asian Fashion Blog - brought to you by YesStyle.com

If you have chronic acne like I do, listen up because this Foaming Facial Wash from Biore is a lifesaver!

Whitening and Blood Clots: What is Tranexamic Acid?

by noreply@blogger.com (Vanessa Felix) @ Pas-sosyal


Hopefully, you've read the previous post, because the build-up was kind of there.

Because I have more free time, I am now tasked with the traditional "sa bahay lang" housewife role and am now in charge of everything housekeeping and cooking. I cannot carry very heavy loads according to my doctor, so every other day, I go to the nearest grocery to pick up household items and ingredients for our meals. I always make it a point to make fun of some products sold in the beauty aisle or read product labels.

Anyway, I've noticed that my go-to grocery, and I'm betting many other groceries, sell much more variety of whitening soaps compared to that of normal soap. Whitening soap with different ingredients saturate the shelves while ironically, the sunscreen area is tucked in an obscure corner. The "canon" whitening products are still there: papaya, calamansi, glutathione, kojic acid. Then something catches my eye: kojic acid with tranexamic acid. 

I've never heard of tranexamic acid before, so I took a mental note of the spelling, went on with my routine and proceeded to read about it after all the housework. Wikipedia, basically says it is given by doctor to patients with the risk of heavy bleeding. Huh? How was this related to skincare? How this ingredient was discovered as a whitening ingredient is beyond my Googling powers, but at least I now have an idea and how people use it, so I can share it with everyone.

Tranexamic acid is not only a drug that helps prevent too much bleeding, but it is used also to treat melasma and may be administered orally, with a prescription of course. Shiseido introduced this ingredient in one of their whitening lines around 1990 to 2000. Topical products and drips are also being marketed, despite the obvious health risks and unwanted side effects. 

Does it work?

One study followed the progress of 74 Chinese women, all given two 250 mg/day tablets for 6 months. Most subjects had favorable results: out of the 74, 8 had excellent results, 40 had good ones, and 23 had fair results. However, around 10% of the subject got their melasma back after the study. No mention of control for the study was made, so the conclusion of its safety and efficacy remain disputable.

A randomized, blind study found the application of 5% tranexamic acid topically was basically insignificant and even caused redness on the skin. Another study, with combined topicals and orals, had similar unimpressive results with minor unwanted side effects. 

A preliminary clinical trial showed the effectivity of weekly injected tranexamic acid on localized melasma lesions. The study period lasted for three months with almost 85% of the respondents achieving 25-75% lightening. It was deemed safe, at a low dosage of 50 mL weekly. No controls were provided.

Drips have not been studied yet, but as with any other drips, this is discouraged by doctors for cosmetics use. 

tl;dr: Limited studies show tranexamic acid works as an injectable at controlled dosages. As for the oral and topicals, the results are mixed due to side effects and/or recurrence of dark spots.


Any side effects?

The minor side effects observed include gastrointestinal discomfort, extremely light menstrual flows, mild headaches, back, joint or muscle pain.  Tranexamic acid should not be used long term (beyong 6 months) due to its bigger side effects: blood clots and heart attacks. Its approved concentration ranges from 1.5%-3% depending on the country imposing the regulation (the Philippines has none).

It may not be used by people with known clotting problems, acquired defective color vision, and hypersensitivity to the acid, and pregnant women (it has the same category as kojic acid). 

So about the soap?

A hit or a miss. May cause hypersensitivity and redness and other unknown side effects (very limited studies exist). Not for the pregnant, people with heart, clotting and eye problems. Patch test prior to use and go crazy with sunblock. 

Bioré® Versus Pond’s

Bioré® Versus Pond’s


Rochkirstin | com

If there is one thing about my skin that makes me crazy, it’s those icky blackheads and oil formed during the day. I cleanse, exfoliate, tone and apply moisturizer regularly to keep my face p…

Review Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel 2017 Version

Review Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel 2017 Version


rafaeldiascosta

Para Português, clique aqui. Japanese sunscreens are always being reformulated. It might be good for some people that like innovation but it might be such a pain for some people that finally have f…

Back in Pinas

by noreply@blogger.com (cecileee☀) @ ☀ Freshness Indeed! ☀

Im typing this in my laptop while listening to Ariana Grande's, Love me Harder.

Location: my hometown in Pinas (my pink room to be exact)

I've been here since January 9th. It has been let me say - steady. Not so much of a storm. I used to be so emo, dramatic and all sorts when I leave without my husband. I guess staying here with my loving Mom and Grandma really help me a lot!

So what have I been doing? Im just catching up with the products in the Philippines lol..so far, I have only went to the nearest SM supermarket and department store. I was stocking up with my toiletries essentials. I also bought food which I really missed such as squid ball and the fishball sauce lol also, Cheetos Hot (Japan doesnt have this! ://) and red hotdog and so on and so forth. My gosh, I have been eating. Yesterday, while preparing to leave for grocery, I noticed that I cant fit into my old clothes anymore. Sad. I think I changed 4x because everytime I fit one, I found myself looking like a pregnant woman. Am I pregnant? I hope not - Yet...lol.

I tried to resurrect my oDesk profile. I applied to three jobs. There is one that replied to me and I was so happy for it but I think being in other country, makes me quite dissatisfied with my $10 bid. And its not going to be a long hour work. Actually, I am not yet really hired. I was only given a 2hr challenge so the client can test my designing capabilities. I actually delayed it for two days and I am hoping to accomplish it today after blogging. But everytime I think that I will only get 20 USD after...I cant help but lose my motivation...I know that attitude is so bad....5 years ago, I would have spank myself for saying this. I was so economical back then that a 1USD bid is so essential for me already.

I guess I really need to move forward with the low bids. I dont think with my age right now (29 y/o), I still have that luxury to sit in my laptop for 8 hours and get about 8USD per day. I would rather think of other things to do that can make me earn more. The question is how, when and what to do....

I was thinking of import and exporting things from Japan since I have an access there. The problem is execution. I wanna do it so bad but I dont know if Im selling it to the right market.

Hmmm think think...

Sometimes when this dilemma happens, I cant help but to think about Japan. If only I was in Japan, then I can get a part time teaching job easily, I tell myself. And earn like 2XXXX Yen. And without putting so much effort. But when I was in Japan, all I wanted to do is to be a housewife and nothing else. Man. Well, I couldnt really work at that time because my visa is not valid for work. What a dilemma lol.

I think next time when my visa arrives, I am going to full blast work and catch up with earning money. Bahala na with the household work. With my allergic husband (allergic sa gawaing bahay), I think we will be having more arguments about household work but we will cross that line when it happens...

For now, I will do my oDesk task first. Sigh..20 USD...lol

,Cecily

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel Review

by Sheryll @ The Wanderlust Project

Hey hey! I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I wasn’t an avid sunscreen wearer until 2 years ago when I moved to Vietnam. When I was living in Korea, I’d use it sporadically, mostly because I couldn’t really find anything that wasn’t super thick, oily, was tinted, or left a gray/white…

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Beauty Recently: Biore and SkinWhite

Beauty Recently: Biore and SkinWhite


Becoming Sleek

Even though my blog has turned to paper, I did not completely swear off makeup and skincare. Especially now that the weather has turned a bit colder, I’ve started wearing more makeup again an…

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser reviews, photo, ingredients

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser reviews, photo, ingredients


MakeupAlley

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser: rated 3.1 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. See 172 member reviews, ingredients and photo.

Why Bioré remains as my HG sunscreen brand

Why Bioré remains as my HG sunscreen brand


Project Vanity

Admit it: wearing sunscreen often feels like a chore. You know why you have to wear it on your face as well as all over your body everyday but - and here comes the drop - most days it's a hassle. The greasiness of the average drugstore high-SPF sunscreen is too much to deal with plus re-appl

Japan's No. 1 Sunblock Now in the Philippines: Biore UV

Japan's No. 1 Sunblock Now in the Philippines: Biore UV


Greta's Junkyard

The number one sunblock brand in Japan is now here! Read all about Biore UV and their Perfect and Aqua Rich Series. I love the light feel on my skin!

Where To Bring Your Foreigner Friends In The Philippines

by by @ Cosmopolitan Philippines

Ditch the nightclubs, after parties, and same old shenanigans.

J.Cat Beauty: The newest kid on the makeup block

by Acie Forés @ Acie Fores

J.Cat Beauty, a  California based makeup company  found its way to the Asian Pacific shore through its distributor Bwelle Store Enterprise.    It opened its first Philippine store at the Uptown Mall BGC last March 26 with a fun invitation that indicated fun, magical things  will be unfolded that day.   Who is J.Cat Beauty? Established […]

Kallony: Shop Online Skincare, Makeup, Perfume & Beauty in Philippines

Kallony: Shop Online Skincare, Makeup, Perfume & Beauty in Philippines


Kallony Philippines

Beautify with our collection of beauty products. Best make ups, skin care, perfumes and cosmetics. Kallony offers Nationwide Delivery in Philippines!

The Body Shop Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 Review

The Body Shop Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 Review


Makeupandbeauty.com

The Body Shop Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 Review. Hydrate and enhance your skin's natural radiance while protecting it from damaging UV rays

Review of Yayoi Philippines (SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City)

by Rochkirstin Santos-Sioco @ Rochkirstin | com

Beyond sushi and sashimi, there are far more interesting dishes that Japanese restaurants offer. One such must-try meal is “Teishoku” 定食, which Yayoi takes pride in. Teishoku is a type of Japanese set meal, where all of the dishes in the course are served together as a set. Teishoku dining is based on the ichiju-issai […]

Biore Sunscreen CC Cream Skin Moisturizer Milk UV SPF 50+ PA ++++.beige 30 ml  | eBay

Biore Sunscreen CC Cream Skin Moisturizer Milk UV SPF 50+ PA ++++.beige 30 ml | eBay


eBay

Biore UV Color Controller C Milk SPF 50 Sunscreen lotion PA milky beige skin in a single step with three powerful skin moisturizer protects. from dirt and UV rays destroy collagen layer with a thin layer covering up acne and blemishes, smooth skin smooth skin lotion beige compatible with all skin texture. | eBay!

Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Essence Review

Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Essence Review


Lush Angel

I think I never fail to mention how important sunscreen is. It prevents skin damage from the harmful rays of the sun. In fact, it’s the best anti-ageing product that you can use on your skin. It’s …

Review of Empacho (Tomas Morato, Quezon City)

by Rochkirstin Santos-Sioco @ Rochkirstin | com

Louie has just dined here a few days ago, and he swore everything’s good, so good that it deserved a return visit right away. Empacho is a two-storey restaurant/bar offering Filipino food with a twist. Its menu is packed with so many interesting dishes served with portions to share family-style. How do Triple Bypass, Pitik Pitik […]

2017 Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel: First Impressions - fanserviced-b

2017 Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel: First Impressions - fanserviced-b


fanserviced-b

In this first impressions post, I show off the 2017 Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel and provide some ingredients and swatches.

Biore Charcoal Pore Minimizer Review – Musings of a Muse

Biore Charcoal Pore Minimizer Review – Musings of a Muse


Musings of a Muse

Biore Charcoal Pore Minimizer is a new exfoliating cleanser infused with natural charcoal and micro crystals that act to draw oil and dirt out while exfoli

My new HG face sunscreen: Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 PA++++

My new HG face sunscreen: Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 PA++++


Project Vanity

You can't possibly miss Bioré if you've been to a beauty drugstore chain in Japan. It's prominently featured among the dizzying selection of skincare and tools probably right when you enter. It's that popular! I actually bought the Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 PA++++ (P420) the first

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel Review - The Wanderlust Project

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel Review - The Wanderlust Project


The Wanderlust Project

I wasn't an avid sunscreen wearer until I found the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence.

APPstart Academy: Building the APPreneur in you

by admin @ PMCM Events Management

The emergence of different tech companies across the Philippines has made the country have its own stand in the world of technology. Recognizing their potential, different organizations have prioritized nurturing local talent. It, indeed, helped the country rise and be globally competitive. One of these organizations is APPstart Academy. It is the first and only

H&M Beauty Philippines

by Lush Angel @ Lush Angel

YAS! H&M Beauty is now in the Philippines! And I was surprised with what I saw during the sneak peek at their head office… H&M Beauty has everything! It is a comprehensive selection of makeup, as well as beauty tools, bodycare, and haircare. It’s an enormous selection, if I may say. It has wide range […]

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The Brown-Skinned Beauty In A Sea of "White"-Obsessed Fools

by noreply@blogger.com (Vanessa Felix) @ Pas-sosyal

Love yourself. How hard can it be?

Not quite easy in a country where conformity is the standard, especially when it asks you to conform to what nature has not given you: "white" skin. As a kid, I have always wondered why we are so obsessed with how fair our skin is, and throughout the years, found the apparent reasons of people who believe this idea quite absurd, with the same magnitude as the stupidity of the believer itself. Which is why finding people who can learn to appreciate their color is always a welcome surprise.



Meet Julienne, a kayumanggi beauty working in Hong Kong. She used to despise her skin's color because of the typical Filipino's notions on skin tone, but finally learned to love herself, thanks to her working abroad and finding people who actually loved her look.

It was family and friends that first conditioned Julienne into coveting that white skin, on the grounds that white skin suggests fair-skinned people seemed "mabango (good smelling / fresh)". I interviewed my mother-in-law, who did not want her granddaughter staying in the provinces and stay with the kid's other grandmother because she did not want the girl to become darker. I asked why she did not like dark skin and she told me, "hindi kasi mukhang malinis (it's because it looks dirty)". Everything starts at home, as I'd like to put it - and tanned skin, even if you were born with it, is monstrous.

It was a good thing Julienne was able to meet other people who looked at her skin in a different light. She finally learned to accept what nature had given her. But pity for those people stuck in this country, like that little girl who will be bent on avoiding the sun and spending a ton of cash on whitening products because her grandmother taught her the "standard" of keeping her skin as fair as it can be.

I've always believed that beauty has always been defined by our socio-economic biases. During the Victorian Era, European had to do a lot of crazy things just to lighten their complexion because white skin was the standard. Note that the nobles at that time had fairer skin while the common folk had darker shades from working under the sun. Now, Westerners prefer "tanned" skin as this signifies one is not a meager office/factory slave worker who never gets time to go outdoors.

In modern Philippines, the belief is more Victorian - fair skin is akin to one's riches, which is quite funny considering some of these riches are funneled out trying to "look" rich, to look whiter. Unfortunately, it is quite normal for Filipinos to have naturally golden skin - just like the little girl who in a few years may fall as a glutathione junkie. Which brings us the status of the skin care market - heavily packed with whitening products, cashing in on changing the Filipino's natural color into something straight out of a stupid, poorly written, badly casted, Filipino telenovela.

Just looking at the constant barrage of advertisement on whitening products is enough to paint the bleak futile future of skin care in the country. With too many whitening products in the market, it is quite alarming that the number of sunblock and sunscreen products are not as visible than their exfoliating/false-coloring counterparts, especially when lighter skin is tantamount to lesser sun protection, thus heightened risk for skin cancer.

Like Julienne, I am hopeful that Filipinos finally learn to love themselves, at least for the sake of their meager earnings and health. While it is true that a more open, rational paradigm shift on skin tone will take generations, we Filipinos should be practical and focus on more important matters, like actually becoming rich, than just looking like one. Let beauty be defined by you, not by media or society's wretched biases.


DIY Makeup Remover Pads & Gentle Facial Cleansing - Hello Island Mama

DIY Makeup Remover Pads & Gentle Facial Cleansing - Hello Island Mama


Hello Island Mama

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BioreFizz #CollectiveBias I loved wearing makeup even before I became a makeup artist. Wearing makeup helps cover my uneven skin tone, especially areas around my nose. However, as much as I love to wear makeup, I never go to bed without taking it off no matter how tired and sleepy I am. I can’t stand the feeling of having makeup on my face when I sleep. And besides, who wants to wake up on a pillow with foundation or smudged eyeliner on it? …

Korean Visa Approved: How I applied plus the impending haul

by noreply@blogger.com (Vanessa Felix) @ Pas-sosyal

There's no shortage on guidelines on how to apply for a Korean visa here in their embassy in the Philippines. In fact, their website was quite helpful as it listed all of the necessary documents for application. I applied for myself, my husband, and my mother in law who's already a senior citizen. Here's a gist of how I did it:


1. Prepare all the requirements

While the requirements for employees and "plain old" housewives are easy to spot in the website, we had some trouble gathering requirements for my mother in law, because it was not listed anywhere. For housewives, the requirements are similar to an employee's requirements, except the wife will submit her husband's original COE, photocopy of BIR Form 2316, and the photocopy of their NSO Marriage Certificate. It's a proof that she'll be supported by the husband during the visit.

For my mother in law's case, since she's already retired and widowed, she had no ITR and COE or husband's ITR and COE to back her up and hence cannot apply as an employee or a housewife. So what we decided to use as a proof of her capacity to provide for her tour are the following:

   (The usual requirements)
   - Application form
   - Colored passport size picture that will be glued onto the form
   - Original passport
   - Original personal bank certificate
   - Photocopy of the passport's second page (the one with the name, passport number, etc)

   (And the senior citizen specific requirements to compensate for the lack of COE and ITR)
   - Pension certificate from SSS
   - Senior citizen ID photocopy

My mother in law also had this peculiar problem: the name indicated on her passport and birth certificate is quite different from the name she's always used in all of her documents and bank account. In order for us to prove that the passport holder and the bank account owner is one and the same, we also had to provide the following:

   - DFA document stating that  Name A = Name B, in order to remove discrepancy with naming of the 
      bank account, pension certificate and senior citizen ID
   - NSO birth certificate photocopy (which should bear same name as the one that's in the passport)

2. Apply at the embassy

The visa application time is only on weekdays, from 9 to 11 AM. You may apply for the whole group, just like I did! Also, the application is free, as long as the visa's effectivity is only for 59 days.

Before you enter the compound, you'll need to log in with the guard and present an ID. In turn, he will give you a guest ID. You'll be led onto a nearby building, where you'll need to log in again and a piece of paper from an embassy employee who would also scan your requirements. This will be the queue, and it has your window number and queue number. Don't lose it! 

Once your number is displayed on the top of your designated window, submit your requirements and wait for the officer to give you a claiming slip. In it you can find the date of releasing of the passports.

3. Wait for the date on your claim slip and go back to the embassy.

You may get your passport (with or without the visa in it) from Monday to Friday, 2 to 4 PM. 

You'll again need to log in at the guardhouse and obtain the guest ID. Upon entering the application area, you are to submit your claiming stub and a list of the names of the applicants to the guard. Again, he will give you a number. Cross your fingers as you file in the line!

When I claimed for our visas I was uneasy with the thought of getting denied. One, because about 10 people before me either had to wait longer as their visas aren't quite ready yet or were flat out denied. Another concern is my husband only had a Form 2306 because he's a new employee, so I was worried that this form would not suffice for Form 2316.

Well, anyway, all is well, so now we have to plan for the rest of the vacation's details and for my Korean skin care haul (more like Innisfree haul). Hooray~

Here's what to expect from H&M Beauty, which launches tomorrow

Here's what to expect from H&M Beauty, which launches tomorrow

by Katsy Faustino @ Articles - Project Vanity

H&M is a retail brand we’ve all come to know and love since they first launched in the Philippines. From fashion to home décor, a trip to H&M is always a thrill. And now, beauty lovers have more reasons to head to their counters! As we reported on BNR last month, H&M Beauty is dropping in store this Friday, September 15. The massive H&M Beauty line will first be available at the flagship SM Mega Fashion Hall branch but will soon reach other locations such as Robinsons Place Manila, SM North Edsa, Festival Mall, Ayala Center Cebu, SM Mall of Asia, and Greenbelt 4.

Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint Review & Swatches

by Isabella Muse @ Musings of a Muse

Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint ($5.99) a new moisturizing lip tint inspired by ice cream that released in Korean earlier this Summer. This review is pretty late coming down the line but these are still readily available online and I feel like they aren’t really a Summer lip product, you can use them […]

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Guide for Family Vacation in the Philippines

by noreply@blogger.com (Rochelle Kawasaki-Rivera) @ Rochelle Rivera


As you grow older and build a family, it becomes much harder to avoid falling into a routine. Kids are a blessing and they change your life completely. However, that doesn't mean your life should revolve entirely around their wishes and needs, while yours always take second place.

Don't get me wrong, I do the same myself and it's completely natural. It's very hard to avoid this pitfall and allocate at least some time for yourself or your significant other. Instead, we work hard all day long and then continue working once we get home.

This lifestyle is demanding but rewarding, and that's why we all do it. Ultimately, having children is such a joy that it's worth any sacrifice. But, too often it leads to us making these compromises automatically, without even considering if there's a better alternative – one which will balance the needs of every family member and leave everyone satisfied.

There have been mountains of books about parenting, and i won't pretend i'm some kind of guru or something. I make the same mistakes as you all do, and try my best to learn from them and become a better person – for my family's sake but also for my own happiness and wellbeing. So with this in mind, i want to touch on a specific topic that i'm sure many parents are concerned with – family vacations.

Taking your kids out for a holiday could be a great bonding experience. You can break the mundane routine, have fun together and create memories that will last a lifetime. It does, however, also pose the risk of becoming a challenging and stressful experience for the parents. The best way to ensure you have a great time is to plan and prepare as much as possible, as well as keep a light attitude if something doesn't go according to plan later on.

So, here are some tips to help you plan your next family vacation. I've also thrown in a couple of recommended locations, to help you get started with planning your getaway.

Tips for planning your family vacation :

  • Don't settle on the first, or cheapest, destination you find. Scout at least a few different places, and do as much research as you can.
  • Before deciding where to go, try to make sure that place is as diverse as possible. That way, it's much more likely it will suit the expectations of every family member.
  • Picking a location with multiple attractions and activities allows for more flexibility – in case something you want to do is suddenly unavailable or you just don't find it as exciting as you imagined.
  • If your family loves the beach, make sure you do some separate research on that topic. Try to identify at least 2 different beaches that could be fun to visit. The best idea is to pick one popular beach and one which is more secluded. That way, you'll be able to pick the one which suits you the best once you get there – depending on your mood and energy.
  • If your kids are old enough, let them be a part of the planning team. Speaking about the vacation in advance and deciding everything together as a family will enhance the experience and create a lot of anticipation and excitement.

One thing to note though is that you must be accurate and reliable with how your present the trip to your kids. You don't want to build their hopes up only for them to be disappointed later on.

- Parents who are travelling with younger children should make sure the attractions they pick are appropriate for smaller kids as well. Again, the last thing you want is to reach a place only to find out your kid can't enjoy the rides or activities out there.

  • Sometimes paying more actually saves you money, or at least helps things go much smoother. All inclusive luxury resorts are always a safe bet, as they offer a lot of activities and entertainment for all family members.
  • All inclusive doesn't have to break your wallet – if you book well in advance and pick the right destinations. There are always promos to keep an eye for, especially from hotel who offer family discounts.
  • Another option is to book the entire trip through a travel agent, such as www.philippinestravelpackage.com for example. Booking through this site will help you plan your entire trip in any way you'd like, and save you money as you enjoy bundle deals and group discounts. It also relieves a lot of the pressure, when you have a professional looking after you and offering his advice.

Many islands have specialized resorts that are supposed to be child friendly. While you'll need to read reviews carefully to make sure they actually provide some added value, this can certainly be a viable option. These type of hotels offer nanny services and entertainment for kids of all ages, which will make it easy for you to have some alone time to relax.

  • Lastly, once you make a plan try and stick to it as much as you can. I'm not saying spontaneity is a bad thing, but try and keep things relatively organized. Don't let the kids run you over and get their way – even if it means you'll have to endure some crying tantrums now and then. By balancing between the kids' needs and your own, you'll make your holiday much better and more relaxing.
My top 5 places for a family vacation :

  1. Batangas – beautiful beaches, and great resorts for affordable prices.
  1. Puerto Galera – over 30 different beaches and lots of activities and attractions
  1. Bohol – family friendly resorts, lots of outdoors activities
  1. Vigan City – relaxed atmosphere, rich culture and history make for a great learning trip.
  1. Manila – endless possibilities for day tours and fun, great selection of family hotels.

Do you have any more tips for making family travel safer and easier? Have you been to other places you'd like to recommend? Write a comment and let us know!

Donate For Hurricane Harvey Victims

by Em Smith @ Hello Island Mama

My heart aches for what’s happening in my city, Houston. Six years ago, I came to Houston from the Philippines, so it was my first home in the United States. It was devastating to see what Hurricane Harvey did to my city. I’ve been through several situations with big typhoons and floods in the Philippines, ever since I was a kid. I know from experience how sad and chaotic it is for the families and everyone in Houston, affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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This is how using ceramides in my routine improved my skin

This is how using ceramides in my routine improved my skin

by Guest Writer @ Articles - Project Vanity

As a teenager, I had extremely oily skin. I swear, I could have given all the oil wells in the Middle East a run for their money for all the excess sebum my skin would produce! In my 20’s, my skin started to normalize: no longer quite as oily but more of a combination type. When I recently hit my late 20’s though, I noticed that my skin would be itchy, red, and peeling all the time. I would apply moisturizer on the dry spots, but would have to deal with them again the following day. This left me feeling very confused. I had a nightly skincare routine but why was I still having so many problems with my skin? After doing a lot of research, I discovered that my symptoms were signs of my ceramide level slowly dropping.

Beauty Roundup: Fresh in PH, Happy Skin’s cute party, and Olay's reformulation

Beauty Roundup: Fresh in PH, Happy Skin’s cute party, and Olay's reformulation

by Karla Aguas @ Articles - Project Vanity

Hello, Autumn! Okay, while the Philippines might not have an actual “fall season,” we can still live vicariously through our makeup looks and all the amazing products that are coming out. #WorkWithWhatYouveGot, right? From super bright and nostalgic eyeshadow palettes that remind us of our childhood, to the most gigantic shade range expansion by Tom Ford, we’ve got your eyes, lips, and nails covered! Grab a cuppa, and read up on a new way to get your caffeine fix and how Maybelline may just be bringing out their most epic mascara yet. Oh, and did we mention Kylie’s new Lip Kits? You’re welcome, PV girls!

“Its MysSpace” June 26, 2016

by admin @ PMCM Events Management

“Its MysSpace” Radio Show at DZME Kinse Trenta (1530 Khz AM Manila) airs every Sunday 3:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon. Last June 26, 2016, Ms Mys Sandico was accompanied by Mr Lawrence Gonzales. Their special guests are Ms Alex Reyes of Hi5 Philippines and Engr. Jun Lozada of TARA (Theft Alarm and Recovery App)

Skincare Routine and Maintenance Tips For Combination Skin • Beauty and the Pleats

Skincare Routine and Maintenance Tips For Combination Skin • Beauty and the Pleats


Beauty and the Pleats

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BioreFizz #CollectiveBias A lot of times, I still find myself baffled with how some parts of my face are insanely dry to the point that my skin is peeling (I blame the extreme weather conditions here for that.) …

Here's how to achieve that post-workout glow (minus the sweating part)

Here's how to achieve that post-workout glow (minus the sweating part)

by Guest Writer @ Articles - Project Vanity

I can’t be the only one who loves that post-workout glow – it leaves my skin looking supple, moisturized, and a little flushed. That’s how I want my skin to look all day everyday! It’s all natural and very glowy but sadly, with all the sweating involved, it’s also unhygienic and possibly stinky. Instead, you can cheat your way into scoring that athletic glow, without breaking a sweat!

Bioré UV Perfect Bright Face Milk

Bioré UV Perfect Bright Face Milk


Intricate Taste

Bioré UV Perfect Bright Face Milk

Review: Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel - Berries In The Snow

Review: Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel - Berries In The Snow


Berries In The Snow

Of course with summer approaching everybody thinks of sun protection, but even in winter you should use your daily dose of UV protection for your face. UV radiation will not only cause visible and accute skin damage (like sunburn), but...

Review: The New 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++!!!!

Review: The New 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++!!!!


Fifty Shades of Snail

Guys, I have an announcement. I’m engaged! Yes, that’s right. The new 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence sunscreen and I plan to elope soon. We will make our lifelong commit to each…

Essence Honey Care Moisturizing & Caring Hand Cream Review

by Isabella Muse @ Musings of a Muse

Essence Honey Care Moisturizing & Caring Hand Cream ($3.99) is a new honey hand cream hanging out on my desk on the moment. You might recall my review of Essence Honey Care Smoothing Nail & Cuticle Scrub last month and I mentioned how I’d love to see more products scented like this. Much to my […]

The post Essence Honey Care Moisturizing & Caring Hand Cream Review appeared first on Musings of a Muse.

Garnier Skin Skinactive Soothing 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer and Darkestville Castle

by Isabella Muse @ Musings of a Muse

This weekend, I’m planing to stalk drugstores for Garnier Skin Skinactive Soothing 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer, go apple and pumpkin picking, and play stupid amounts of Darkestville Castle. But first about that Garnier Moisturizer. Garnier’s latest skincare launches are looking mighty interesting as you may already know from my past posts about the new cleansers and […]

The post Garnier Skin Skinactive Soothing 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer and Darkestville Castle appeared first on Musings of a Muse.

Biore Makeup Remover Launch

Biore Makeup Remover Launch


Go Jackie Go

I've developed fine lines around my eyes because of my incessant rubbing and scratching. It doesn't help that I've gotten used to this technique whenever I remove my eye make up, particularly my waterproof mascara. I've recently learned that I don't need t

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