Thursday, December 14, 2017

Winter Skincare Tips

Winter is now in full swing in many parts of the world, that means much colder, harsher weather conditions.

It also means tougher times for your skin.The weathered look might be good for a vintage leather jacket or pair of boots, but it isn’t so good for your face, and for sure Atlanta Face and Body can give you a face-lift that will remove those wrinkles for a smoother, younger you, but isn’t it better to avoid aging prematurely in the first place? If you agree, check out these simple winter skincare tips to keep your skin soft, smooth and glowing all through the season...

Use Lukewarm Water

Washing in lukewarm water might not be the most desirable thing in the cool of winter when what you really want is a hot shower, but it is better at leaving your body’s essential oils on the skin, so that it doesn't crack or dry out.

Moisturize Right After Washing

If you want to maintain a youthful glow, not just throughout the winter, but for years to come, then you should always apply your moisturizer straight after bathing or showering. Doing this will lock in more moisture, which will keep your skin soft and line-free.

Oil-Based is Best

When it comes to moisturizers, in the winter, oil-based products like AHA! Are the best to use because, despite being called moisturizers, many water-based formulations contain things that can actually dry out the skin in wintry conditions. You can switch back to your usual moisturizer in the spring.

Exfoliate Often

Because the skin is prone to get dry and crack more in winter conditions, it is even more important than usual that you exfoliate. If your skin can take it, exfoliate at least once daily to remove any dead cells and apply a face mask once a week.

Cover Up

Sometimes, the best thing for your skin is to protect it with hats, gloves, scarves and anything else that will keep the elements at bay. Luckily, you’ll probably want to wrap up warm anyway, so this shouldn’t be too much of a struggle.

Wear Sunscreen

A lot of women skip sunscreen during the winter months, especially when they live in places that don’t get too much sun, but even in winter, the sun makes its presence known and it can have a negative effect on the skin, aging it prematurely and causing fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots to form. Of course, even more seriously, exposure to the sun can cause cancer, so always apply some sunscreen before going out.

Use a Humidifier

When you have your heating system on, the air in your home, of course, gets very dry. This is bad for the skin and can seriously dry it out. Luckily, all you need to do to counteract its effects is to invest in and use a humidifier regularly, especially in your bedroom, where you probably spend the most time.

If you implement this routine during the winter, or should you ever travel to cooler climes, one thing’s for sure - you won’t have to worry about your skin!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Achieve The Ultimate Christmas Party Look

It’s that time of year again when yule logs adorn the supermarket shelves, multi-colored fairy lights dangle clumsily from rooftops, and Norwegian pines are dragged along the streets ready to be decorated, each in their own unique way. Christmas is upon us. You might be one of those Ebenezer Scrooge type characters who abhors any mention of anything remotely festive. Or you could be one of those Kris Kringle obsessives who wish every day of the year could celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The chances are that you’re somewhere in between. You love mince pies, toasty fires, the giving of gifts, hot chocolate, mulled cider and mingling with your nearest and dearest. During the season of goodwill to all men, you love nothing better than letting your hair down at the odd Christmas party or two. So what look should you go for? Take a look at these tips to see you achieve the perfect Christmas party style.

Fancy Dress

Now, this sort of party is where anything goes. If you want to achieve the most glamorous look, the Rudolph the Reindeer outfit isn’t going to cut it. However, that’s the point of these soirees. They aren’t the time to whip out your sequined red festive ball gown oozing sexy Mrs. Claus vibes. You need to go with the flow and enjoy looking a bit silly. Pull on your elf ears, paint on your rosy red cheeks, and have fun enjoying the festive buffet that your best pal has laid on.

The Classy Affair

If a member of your close social circle decides to throw a winter dinner party, this is your chance to indulge your love of short cocktail dresses. Paired with some cute kitten heels, a festive accessory or two along with a detailed little clutch bag and you have the ultimate party look. Show some restraint and wear your favorite pair of diamond earrings and choose a red, green or similar festive hue for your outfit.

Dinner parties at Christmas remain a tad more formal than their buffet equivalents, but it’s still a time to let your hair down, talk to friends you may not have seen all year and share thoughtful gifts. Swap the ubiquitous bottle of wine that you always take around for a bottle of festive port, a liquor or bucks fizz. If you want to take a true festive plunge take along a Christmas pudding, some gourmet candy canes or a gingerbread house. By welcoming the true essence of Christmas into your festivities, you’ll be able to enjoy every aspect of the season.

It doesn’t really matter whether you are attending a themed party, a formal dance, a dinner party or a kids get together, the most important thing is enjoying the gathering. If you want to achieve a festive look, opt for a touch of sparkle, sequins or glitter. Pair with the subtlest of heels and ensure you always remain comfortable and free to have a dance, eat plenty and be merry. Happy Christmas!

Pregnancy & You: Commonly Overlooked Steps To Maintaining Optimum Health

Going the extra mile for your health is pivotal during pregnancy

Taking care of your health should be a priority at all stages in a woman’s life. Nonetheless, the need to pay attention to this factor is even greater throughout the nine months of pregnancy. After all, your actions could have a huge impact on giving your son or daughter the best possible start. Essentially, a healthier mom is a better mom, and you mustn’t forget it. 

Even when you have the best intentions, it’s very easy to overlook crucial elements. Here are seven of the most commonly overlooked issues that could make a world of difference for both mother and baby. Before you start reading, though, congratulations on conceiving! 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Review and Giveaway | Tupperware Brands Philippines x Justice League Collection

Ever wondered how your favorite superheroes smell like? 

It never crossed my mind until Tupperware Brands released their Justice League Collection last October just in time for the release of the most awaited Justice League movie. The Justice League Collection includes Beauty, Fragrances, and Personal Gift Sets that are limited edition ones which are perfect gifts for DC aficionados who like collecting DC items.

Tupperware Brands Philippines, being one of She’s The Moms’ favorite brands, we surely don’t want to miss out on this exciting new products. So, I together with the husband and the kids got to try the Justice League Fragrances and Personal Care Gift Sets. Yes, you read it right. The collection is for all ages which will surely help you boost your confidence and unveil your own DC Superhero!

So let’s get to know each of the products and find out what we think.

Kids Plus+ Justice League Chibi Collection

Meet the kiddie crew that provides ultra protection for your little ones:

  • Justice League Chibi Head to Toe Wash with Pro-Vitamin B5 - 200 ml for a Special price of P149
  • Justice League Chibi Powder with Allantoin - 200 g for a special price of P 139
  • Justice League Chibi Cologne with Hydraplus formula and 3Hr fragrance - 200 ml for a special price of P159
Athena loving her new cologne!

For ages 3 -11 years old. Each product contains unique plus+ ingredients that deliver specific kids care benefits. It is pH-balanced, hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested and has a refreshingly fun and active scent!

Jaear also used the Justice League Chibi Powder and loves its cooling menthol effect!

Justice League Hand Sanitizers 

It is available in 45 ml for P199 each

The germ-fighting team is available in Superman and Wonderwoman variants. Not only does it keep our hands clean, it also conditions it as it contains Vitamin E and Aloe vera extracts. It also has moisture beads leaving our hands soft. 

Justice League Body Mists

Let's meet the confidence-boosting power scents that will surely keep you smelling good and feel like your favorite DC superheroes!

Batman and Batgirl Body Mists

Batgirl Body Mist 100 ml (Special Price P189)
 Batman Body Mist 120 ml (Special Price P189)

Jaear and I have our personal favorites, the Batman and Batgirl Body Mists! The Batman body mist has a Fougere Woody scent while the Batgirl has a Fruity Floral scent that's just light and refreshing. However, I gave it to my mom when we met last time so I have to get another bottle for myself. Haha!

Superman and Wonder Woman Body Mist

Superman Body Mist 120 ml (Special Pice P189
Wonder Woman Body Mist 100 ml (Special Price 189)

These two scents have a powerful and somewhat dominating finish. The Batman body mist has a Fougere Citrus scent and the Wonder Woman body mist gives a Floral Fruity scent.

The Flash and Aquaman Body Mist

The Flash and Aquaman Body Mist 120 ml (Special price 189)

These two gives a citrusy masculine vibe. The Aquaman body mist has Aquaeous Citrus scent while The Flash body mist has a Woody Citrus scent which is Jaear's another favorite.

Justice League Gift Sets

Tupperware Brands has also come up with gift sets that are a combination of fragrances and personal care products that are beautifully boxed.

Justice League Superman Gift Set (P 309)
  • Superman Body Mist 120 ml
  • Superman Body Wash 100 ml
Justice League Wonder Woman Gift Set (P 309)
  • Wonder Woman Body Mist 100 ml
  • Wonder Woman Body Wash 100 ml

Justice League Wonder Woman Body Scrub and Hand and Body Lotion Gift Set (P 499)

 This set is the ultimate bath and body duo! It is formulated with Olive Oil, known for its moisturizing properties, and Tsubaki Oil, an antioxidant-rich oil that delivers serious hydration for softer, younger-looking skin.

Watch our unboxing video!

Would you like to smell like Wonder Woman, Batgirl or Superman? Then you're in luck. One lucky reader will get to win his/her own Justice League Gift sets from Tupperware Brands and She's The Mom!

Prizes at stake:
Superman Gift Set
Wonder Woman Gift Set
Wonder Woman Body Scrub and Hand and Body Lotion
Batgirl Body Mist (not included in the giveaway photo)

Please enter the Rafflecopter Widget below to start earning your entries! Giveaway will start December 10, 2017, until December 16, 2017. Winner will be announced on December 18, 2017.

Note: The prize is for branch pick up and prizes might change depending on availability of the products at the branch where he/she will claim.

Good luck everyone!

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Being A Mom Isn't Easy, But It Can Be Easier

Being a Mom isn’t easy, safe to say that just about everyone can agree regardless of their gender or parenting status. With just about everything needing to be taken care of, sometimes it might just get a bit too overwhelming to deal with everything on a daily basis. Of course, no one said it would be easy, but everyone deserves to be able to take it easy now and then. Let’s quickly look at a few ways in which you could make your daily life as a mom at least a little bit easier. 

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Remember that you are not alone

It might be hard to leave your kid with someone else other than yourself or your significant other, but just keep in mind that there are humans other than you on the planet that are just as capable as you are. Trust is a whole different matter altogether, but if you have some close family who wouldn't mind helping out sometimes. Even some friendly neighbors can be an absolute lifesaver. Everyone needs a break from the house sometimes, and if you can get someone to cover for you, that well-deserved rest can be yours for the evening. 

Dealing with your kids getting sick

Running over to the hospital in a wild panic can get old really quickly, and very often it is plain unnecessary. Of course, this is purely because you care and you do not want anything to happen to them. But a time comes when you need to stop overreacting and learn to stand on your own two feet rather than depend on the emergency room for the smallest things. Ask your parents for some home remedies and whatnot, if asking your parents is not an option you could always look some up online. If you don’t have much faith in home remedies, just keep in mind that they probably got you through your childhood. Of course, sometimes you have to go and just get some medicine, but once again, running to the pharmacy every time can be quite the ordeal. Fortunately, we are nearly in 2018 and everything can be found online, including ePharmacies. If you cannot leave the house, or the pharmacy isn't within arms reach, this is the perfect solution.

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Try to strengthen their independence

More independent kids, are happier kids. Try to get your kids used to the idea of sleeping as early as possible. If you manage to get them to sleep willingly when they’re a few weeks old, it will make life much easier for everyone involved. When you’ve fed them, changed their diapers and left them in their crib for a moment, snuggle them up then try to leave the room. There is nothing worse than making them overly dependent on you for every little thing, because if you go down that route they might not even be able to sleep without being in your arms. It might sound somewhat selfish, but it’s just being realistic and actually doing what’s best for your child. It might not be an issue just yet, but a year or so down the line your back will be thankful for not having to carry around your kid at all times.