Thursday, August 22, 2019

What's New with Brownies Unlimited?

Jaear and I may be the opposite in so many things, but we have one thing in common, we both love sweets! That's why when I got invited to the Brownies Unlimited event last August 10, I did not hesitate!

Did you know that Brownies Unlimited first opened as a corner counter in SM Makati in 1988 Yes! They've been selling delectable brownies for more than 30 years now while keeping the quality of the ingredients and processes, and keeping the prices affordable!

Growing up in the province, I first got introduced to Brownies Unlimited around the year 2009 when I was already in college and can travel by own to Baguio City. I've always loved their brownies, sylvanas and their munchies! And since I moved to Manila where I have easy access to the malls, Brownies Unlimited has been one of our choices for pasalubong. 

So what's new with Brownies Unlimited? 

Brownies Unlimited continues to grow with more branches and has opened its doors to franchising. And, last August 10, they opened their first flagship store located at the 2nd floor of SM Makati. I spent my Saturday morning literally in sweet paradise! 

I together with fellow mommy bloggers got to peek on their new products! There's Brownie Pizza that comes in S’mores and Cosmic flavors. Surprisingly, Brownies Unlimited has its own ice cream, the Scoopery which is made with real and natural ingredients! I literally just found out about it during the event. They have delightful flavors such as the tasty Toasted Marshmallow, delectable ice cream with toasted marshmallows on top, and the Molten Brownie, a freshly baked brownie topped with your favorite ice cream. 

I even got the chance to make my own brownie pizza during the event! I regret not bringing the kids with us, so we just took home some pasalubong for them and they loved it!

Finally, here's another thing to look forward to with Brownies Unlimited. They can make any event super special with their Dessert Table! They even offer a "Make Your Own Brownie Pizza station". 

For Athena's 6th birthday last year, we bought Brownies Unlimited cupcakes which we were supposed to give to her classmates but she got sick so we just organized a small party at home.

Planning for a party?  Here's a list of their Dessert Table Packages:

I really had a great time at the event. And I made a short about the event which I also posted on Facebook and Instagram:

What are you waiting for? Let’s all grab a bite and make our cheat days worth it. Tag everyone
along and make sure not to miss out on this brownie lovers’ paradise!

For more exciting promos and updates, follow @BrowniesUnlimited on Facebook and Instagram.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Comfort and Quality Sleep With Mr. Big Pillows

I used to think that buying a pillow only depends on the texture and what it is made of until I learned about Mr. Big. Pillow

Mr. Big Pillow is a brand of pillows, toppers, and mattresses. Its founder - Mr. Chawakit Kaoien is a physical therapist thus, he designed ergonomic pillows, toppers, and mattresses that work in harmony with our body.

Last month, at the SM Home Fair, I learned that there is a perfect pillow for everyone and in choosing that perfect pillow we need to consider our body structure, height, weight, health condition, and sleep style. Because apparently, using the wrong pillow has its consequences.  

I am hugging a Body Scale 2 pillow here.

Mr. Big has Body Scale Pillows which may look like the normal rectangular pillow but they are not.

There are 5 body scale pillows for different body types. This kind of pillow fits well to the shape of the head and neck and firm enough for your head’s weight and shoulders width.

I am a combination of a back and side sleeper so the perfect body scale pillow for me is the Body Scale No. 2. 

The price of the Body Scale Pillow starts at Php 2,499.

An Orthocurve pillow,  a 20 x 50-inch body pillow where I can rest my arms, leg, torso, or hip on it to get support and feel more comfortable when I'm on my side and is also ideal for me.

Though I am a combination of back and side sleeper, I feel like I am more of a side sleeper. I also have scoliosis and according to them, I should sleep more on the side which doesn't have the curve. 

That's why Mr. Big's Posture Care Products also suit me! 

These are full-support Positioning Pillows that provide support right where you need. It supports you from head to leg, wraps you with correct spine alignment. It suits side sleepers like me who often lack support.

Nine Pillow

Jay Pillow 

I really like the Nine Pillow but as it turns out, the Jay Pillow is more suitable for me. It supports as much as Nine Pillow, only I'll get even more snuggle fit with Jay because I am less than 165 cm tall.

The price of both pillows is around Php 6,000 each. I need to save up for this!

Aside from the ergonomic comfort that Mr. Big Pillow provides, another thing that I love about it is that it is made with Elasta fiber. It is soft, hypoallergenic, washable and it doesn't clump, unlike other pillows we've tried. It is Brianna's new favorite pillow, look at that smile!

As I said before, sleep is a necessity, but with the many demands in this fast paced world, 24 hours seem not enough to do what we have to do. Thus, sleeping becomes a luxury. But even with a short amount of sleep, it is still possible to get a quality one if we choose the right pillow according to our body's need. You may think that Mr. Big is expensive but it is worth it. 

The rule of thumb is to replace your pillow every 1 to 2 years but with Mr. Big Pillow, you can actually use it longer than that. Here's a tip on how to keep your pillow last longer, throw in some pillow protector the next time you go shopping. Thank me later!

Want to know the right type of pillow for you? Visit this page to find  out!

Our Akemi PH Experience

In one of my previous posts, I talked about Home Improvement Hacks featuring Akemi PH. I also posted about the SM Home Fair which was held last June 28-30, at SMX Convention Center, MOA complex. Did you get the chance to visit it? I did! And, I visited the Akemi PH booth

As a mom, I really find it fun shopping for home essentials, and of course, that includes pretty, comfortable and quality bedding. But to be honest, I am quite naive when it comes to the technicality or nitty-gritty aspect, all I know is that, it should be aesthetically pleasing and something that will make me look forward to sleeping every night.

I also wanted an all white bedding, just like what you see in hotels because it looks really neat. But I guess, I have to hold off for a while, 3 kids could really be messy!

Good thing, Akemi PH has wide range of elegant bedding collection. It's so hard to choose! But apart from the elegant looking bedding, Akemi PH boasts of their technology which they call the Tencel technology.

Again, I am not good with the technicalities but hey, everyday is a great day to learn something new!

So, What is Tencel?

Tencel fibers are the ingredient of choice for mills, designers and brands focused on a better approach to comfort. Born from nature with a silky-soft texture, Tencel unveils a new standard of conscious fashion and interiors. As they say, a touch of Tencel is as good as it makes you feel! Fascinating, isn't it?

Our Akemi PH Experience

I took home this 3 set queen-sized bedding from the SM Home Fair. It's our first Akemi PH bed set and I can say that I love it! Indeed, it's soft and gentle to the touch that offers long lasting comfort which is suitable even to those who have sensitive skin. Although it is soft to the touch, you can really feel that it is high quality and durable. It's fabric is also breathable that it supports our body's natural thermal regulation. 

Another thing that I love about it is that it has moisture management feature that absorbs moisture efficiently, making it unfavorable for bacterial growth. Now, I'll feel less guilty if I don't get to change our bedding regularly. LOL!

Overall, I love our bedding and I highly recommend Akemi PH. There's nothing compared to the feeling of lying down on a your bed after a tiring day. A 3-piece set costs Php 3,600 but I can say that it is a wise investment. 

You can check Akemi PH on Facebook.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Christmas in July: Where to Get Holiday Cards Online

Oh, how fast time flies. We're already halfway through the year and next thing you know, it's already Christmas! What else would most people look forward to this second half of every year, than Christmas? 

Whoa! Christmas spirit just suddenly gotten into me! So let's talk about Christmas, did you know that Filipinos are known to have the longest Christmas Season? It starts as soon as the "ber-months" (months ending in -ber) begin. Meanwhile, in other parts of the world, people are celebrating Christmas in July.

Yes, Christmas in July is a thing. Why? I'm not really certain, it could be a tradition, but it seems like it has something to do with the season. December is summer in other countries, and doesn’t give much of a Christmas-sy feeling thus they celebrate it during the peak of their winter season which is July. Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year when you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside which makes a cold weather ideal to celebrate it.

Based on my observation, every Christmas season, aside from the Christmas decorations and gift giving, one tradition never gets old, and that is exchanging of Christmas/holiday cards.

Do you also love giving out greeting cards? If yes, then I'd be happy to share with you, Basic Invite- a stationery website I discovered where you can find greeting cards for all occasion. Basic Invite can provide you with online Christmas cardspersonalized holiday cards, and christmas party invitation template

Here are some features that you can enjoy from Basic Invite, which actually sets them apart from other stationary website: 

Almost Unlimited Colors - almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. 

Custom Samples - you can order a printed sample of your actual invitation so you can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you ever have to place your final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - you can choose from over 40 different colors so that you can make your invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Address Capturing Service - Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders.

Foil - Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.

If you are already prepping for Christmas this coming December or is celebrating Christmas in July, then you're in luck because Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51. Enjoy personalizing and card shopping! 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

4 Things To Love About The All-New Johnson's® Gentlest Product Range

Johnson's® has always been a household name for over 125 years. I grew up using their products, from being a child, even as a grown up adult and up to this time that I have children of my own. 

Recently, they had their biggest relaunch which re-sets their baby care standards.The All New Johnson's has been transformed inside and out; new packaging and reformulated to be the gentlest ever!

And, over the weekend, we received a package from Johnson's® containing their gentlest product rage. I really love how beautiful and sustainable their gift packages are. I didn't get the chance to take a picture of the unopened box on its own, but here's a picture of the box with the girls. Last year, we also received a package from them and we are still using the wooden box. You can check what it looks like here.

Unbox with us!

All three kids, most especially Athena and Brianna love unboxing packages. They also love vlogging, actually we made them a YouTube account and filmed several videos but we're not able to sustain it. I guess, for now, we'll just use one YouTube account which is mine.

Look how pretty the new packaging is and they also smell so good! On the package, we got 2 Johnson's® CottonTouch; the top-to-toe-bath and the face and body lotion. The CottonTouch is Johnson's newborn care innovation. 

After unboxing, they immediately used the products. These photos were taken just before bedtime, they were using the bedtime lotion.

For Johnson's relaunch, Johnson's put the parents at the center, listening to more than 26,000 parents from around the world, and paired their feedback with the latest science to improve their products inside and out. 

So, here are 4 Things To Love About The All New Johnson's Gentlest Product Range:

1. Purposeful ingredient choice

Johnson's® carefully considered every single ingredient in the range. It now have 50% lesser ingredients. Totally free fro parabens, phthalates, and is now also entirely free from sulfates and dyes- only 2% of cosmetic ingredients globally meets the standards of gentleness. 

2. Fragrances designed with mom and baby in mind

Smell, memory and emotion are intimately connected, with decades of research showing that multi-sensory experiences are a key part of happy, healthy baby development. Johnson's® has not only retained the iconic scents for which their classic products are known and loved for, but also designed to maximize bonding moments between parent and baby. All the fragrances are now formulated to be free of allergens, and continue to follow the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) global standards.

3. Parent-friendly packaging

The new Johnson's® bottles are now equipped with pumps designed for easier and one-handed use for parents, and have also been developed using patented system that allows the products to be biodegradable, nontoxic and will not bio-accumulate in the environment.

4. Products specially designed for every age and stage in a baby’s life

Johnson's® products don’t just simply cleanse and moisturize—each are specially formulated to address special skin needs of babies and to turn moments of care into opportunities to strengthen babies’ connection to their parents and to nurture their healthy development. The new range features four ‘Ages & Stages’ to help parents easily navigate between the products within the ranges. 

Indeed, Johnson's® has set a new standard of gentle. If you loved Johnson's® before, you'll love the New Johnson's® even more! 

Have you tried the New Johnson's® product range yet? What's your favorite?