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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

AMMUNITION IN BATTLING HAIR LOSS – CHOOSE NATURAL!

Day-to- day, you rise up and there are tons of things to do like go to the office, finish paperwork, and go back home. This might be what you call your lonely and humdrum life. Everyday is a struggle for you. Your only defense against pollution, sleep deprivation and daily grind is to look best. With this, you can’t go to the battle ground unarmed. Tragically, your ammunition of beauty products is mostly made of hazardous chemicals; you win some, you lose some. Sooner or later, they shall take a toll on you.


Don’t just go with the flow. Change your direction. NOVUHAIR can show you the way, hence, it is dubbed as nature’s answer to hair loss. All its natural ingredients are scientifically proven to help promote hair growth. This way, you have no reason to go back to your old ways. Alter your regimen now if you can’t change the routine and finally admit that it’s time to part ways with chemically-laced products you keep in your vanity kit and say hello to NOVUHAIR. You can never go wrong with nature. Choose natural!

Now, you can optimize your NOVUHAIR experience with NOVUHAIR 3-in- 1 pack (topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner) and enjoy an extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusive at participating Watsons stores nationwide! 


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Laan 2, SM Sta. Mesa Mall 3, SM Sta. Mesa Centerpoint 3
 SM Masinag, Savemore Rempson Marikina, SM Taytay Rizal
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Take Your Home Business to the Next Level


After you have been running a home business for a little while, you may well decide that it is time to upgrade and bring your company up to the next level. The only problem is deciding the best way that you can do this. Well, in this article, we are going to be giving you a few possible methods that should help you along the way. The last thing that you want to do is fall into the common trap of attempting to grow too quickly and risk what you have already worked so hard to build in the first place.

Focus on the Little Things First

One of the most common mistakes that entrepreneurs (and mompreneurs) make when they are first trying to increase the size of their home business is to try and upgrade on a big level. Actually, it is the smaller details which can make all the difference - and there is also a lot less risk involved. For example, if you have been running a blog for a while, you could try writing some guest posts on other sites to grow your following. Perhaps you could try creating some video content to supplement your written work. Experiment what a difference these changes are making, and if you are satisfied, you can gradually increase what you are doing. Always measure your sales and customers on a regular basis so you are better placed to tell the impact of all your activities.

Continue Building Your Web Presence

Creating a website on its own isn’t enough to give you a strong web presence. Of course, you want it to look professional so that people trust your business, but there are other things that you can do as well. For example, it is extremely important that you have compelling and engaging content on your site. Not only does this help you to gain credibility and build trust amongst your audience, it also plays a big role in the SEO of your website. Perhaps you could also expand your web presence by looking at mobile application development. And social media is becoming increasingly important for any type of business, and it is also a very cost-effective way of helping your company make a name for itself.

Take Care of Your Existing Customers First

Many business owners think that they need to be constantly reaching out to new clients all the time when it is the existing ones who should be focused on first. After all, they have already bought from your company and you don’t have to spend extra time and effort convincing them of what you are doing. Perhaps you could offer volume discounts to get them to buy more of your products or offer incentives like discount codes to the customers who have been most loyal to you. Email marketing is a useful tool, but not one that you want to overuse. Otherwise, customers could become annoyed by your updates and they are much more likely to unsubscribe.

Invest in Yourself


Perhaps the most overlooked upgradable part of their business that entrepreneurs overlook is themselves! After all, you are the one driving your company forwards and everything comes back to your own knowledge and skills. You may think that you have a million other things that you could be doing instead of teaching yourself, but the truth is that you never know where these things could take you. One of the most simple and enjoyable ways that you can learn new skills is taking the time to read more books. Otherwise, you could listen to audio books and podcasts. 

Another big part of making sure that you are fresh and ready enough to drive your business forwards is by taking time out for yourself. So, make sure that you schedule breaks for yourself from time to time when you are doing activities that are totally unrelated to your business. Exercising is a useful pastime as it is one that benefits both your physical and mental well-being. If you have never tried out yoga or meditation before, some people find these activities to be beneficial. 

You may feel like none of these solutions are revolutionary, but it is actually the small things that you can do which make a big difference to businesses. Along the way, you will inevitably make some mistakes, but over time, you will start to work out what works and what doesn’t, so remember to always try new things for your company growth.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Recovering As A Parent

Addiction is one of the most dangerous things that a family can be subjected to. There’s no doubt about it that it’s hard on a family, and the people that get hurt by it most of all is the children. If you are a parent that is working on recovery from addiction, the first thing you should be doing is giving yourself a pat on the back. You are working on the issue and trying to find a fix: the iron grip of addiction isn’t the easiest one to get out of. If you are acknowledging that you have a problem, then you are able to take steps to recovery. Children of addicts are far more likely to be addicts themselves, have difficulties forming meaningful and trusting relationships and often develop issues with their mental health.

Addiction covers many different areas, from alcoholism, drug abuse and gambling, to addiction to food and cigarettes. Some addictions are harder for a child to deal with than others, but all have a huge influence in their lives. Growing up in the midst of a parent’s addiction is hard on a child. They have to deal with mood swings, a lack of routine and daily structure, added responsibility around the house that they may be too young to cope with and dealing with the emotional unavailability on the people they are supposed to depend on the most. Children who are born to addicts are influenced by that addiction; even parents who smoke will often end up with children who smoke, too. Making that decision to change your life and recover is not an easy one, but once you have a child you aren’t doing it for yourself: you’re doing it for them and their well-being.


Learning how to be a better parent is hard enough for a sober parent, let alone someone in the throes of addiction. We include food and smoking in that list above, because even an addiction to food causes a skewed image of what is a healthy relationship with food from a child’s point of view. A parent who smokes is also being pulled by their addiction to the nicotine, and if you aren’t smoking in the house, you’re excusing yourself out of the house to do it and taking away from your child for the sake of a drag. Focusing your attention on attending the right meetings and counselling while finding your way to a new life of love for your family is important. No one said it would be easy; there’s nothing easy about ordering from ecigwizard.com when you have smoked for years or switching to apple cider when you’ve relied on vodka. The thing is, you work hard to get past the addiction so that your children will know you did your best for them. Rebuilding the relationship with your children is going to be the toughest part, especially if you have been avoiding them out of guilt and shame. Relationships CAN be repaired, though, and we’ve got some tips to get you started in your new life.

Self-Care. Addiction is a selfish thing to an outside, but for those who are in it, it’s all-consuming. To be the best parent that you can be, you need to attend to your needs. Being in recovery, you may be feeling emotions like guilt and upset at what you’ve put everyone through. You can’t keep on the right track unless you are focusing on eating right, keeping fit and keeping busy. This may seem like you are putting your kids second, and in a way, you are – you have to, if you want to preserve your sobriety and look after your children.

Admission. To be able to get through your addiction and recover properly, you have to take ownership of your addiction. It had become bigger than you, and your children need to know that it got that bad that you didn’t know you could ask for help. Children will always need an age appropriate explanation, to help them to move forward and learn to feel secure with you again. Children will always initially blame themselves when they feel like something is wrong, and you have to put them right and explain that it wasn’t them; it was the addiction. Be open and be honest. There’s no dirty little secret to be hidden anymore. Recovery is something to be proud of, so own it.


Patience. Recovery takes time. It’s not going to happen overnight and the withdrawal and the relationship building that you have to do when you are recovering from addiction are going to take patience. You also have to bear the brunt of angry feelings that your children will have had toward you for missing pieces of their lives. The entire family will need time to adjust and get back to normal after the time you’ve spent in rehabilitation centers and away from them and their needs. You need to be patient and be happy about the fact that you get the chance to rebuild anything in the first place. You have to make your actions count during recovery, and this will take time and patience.

Ask. Ask for their love. Ask for their patience while you recover. Ask for the children to believe that you are going to try your best to be the best that you can be as a parent. Ask for help from friends, family and co-workers and doctors. Take time to ask for help when you need it and ask for forgiveness from those you have hurt. You need to reach out and expect people to be wary of your recovery and wary of your promise to be better.

Addiction is not an easy thing to deal with, and you have to be prepared for your children not to understand what to make of you. Take your time to be gentle with yourself while you are in recovery and rebuilding relationships. This is a time for love and patience and you can get there.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Why Mompreneurship Is Within Your Grasp


As a new mom, it can be difficult to visualise heading back to work once you’ve been caring for your little one for a fair few months. While you weren’t sure how you’d cope without the thrill of your work and the camaraderie of your colleagues, you have actually blossomed in your role as a full-time mom. Now the time has come for you to consider work options, you don’t want to give this newfound home life up. You don’t have to. Take a look at how you can stay at home and work at the same time. Mompreneurship beckons!

Think About Your Talents

What is it that you are good at and what are your passions? If you can think of something that fulfils both of these requirements you are well on the way to working out what it is you can do from home to earn some extra cash. If you’ve worked in the arts sphere or you are an exceptional cook, or you have a finance background, there are plenty of roles you can take on in a freelance capacity. You could set up a blog, provide accounting services for IT contractors or sell your own culinary creations. The opportunities for your new startup are there, you just need to grasp them with both hands.

Funding

Sometimes you can set up a new business with minimal overheads and without the need for much funding. However, if you require extra financial backing you may need to head to the bank for a small loan, or you could try the very twenty-first century method of crowdfunding. Alternatively, if you have a Paypal account, you could explore the option of a paypal.com working capital loan to give your startup that extra boost it needs. If you have a sound financial set up from the start, your freelancing work or solo business venture will have a greater chance of success.

Networking

The chances are that you may decide to stick close to your roots and utilise the skills you learned when in full-time employment to see your money making idea morph from a mere dream into a reality. By using contacts from your previous job, you can really hit the ground running when it comes to sourcing suppliers, contracts, and customers. Establishing a loyal consumer base from the get-go means you can focus on the product or service you are planning to deliver rather than getting bogged down in marketing.


Online Presence

Even if you aren’t planning to blog or you don’t fancy setting up an eBay business, you still need an online presence. This could be a mixture of social media channels and a personal blog to connect with your customers. Being visible online gives you the opportunity to market your products on a platform that exposes your startup to the world. It makes economical sense to set up social media feeds and encourage interaction with your followers.

Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you have to forego your career dreams. You simply have to adapt them a little bit to find the perfect balance between fulfilling your role as a mom and enjoying the challenge of entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

How To Make Some Extra Money On The Side

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We all wish that we had a little extra money now and again. You might want to splash out on your kids birthday presents, take the family on holiday or replace a broken appliance. Either way, having some extra money is always nice. With that in mind, here are three ways that you can make a little extra money on the side.

Sell Things

Websites like eBay and Etsy makes selling on the internet fun and easy. Ebay is great if you want to sell your own things. This can be a great way to downsize or clear through your unused items and make some money from them at the same time. All you need to do is set up an account, and you can start listing things on eBay. You can choose to either set up each item as an auction or list it with a ‘buy it now’ price. Each month you get a certain number of free eBay listings, but eBay will still take a slice of your final sale price. You don’t just have to sell your own things on eBay though, and you can even buy in bulk and resell other things if you have done the research for it. Etsy, on the other hand, is more about selling handmade items that you have made yourself. So if you are good at knitting, sewing or any other kind of craft then selling your work on Etsy can be a great outlet for your hobby and allow you to make some money on the side as well.

Freelance Work

Freelance work is tricky because it is still work. You are completing a job for someone and then being paid for it. This means that it can feel like extra work being added to your week. However, if you already have a skill in something that you enjoy doing, then freelance work can be a welcomed addition to your week. You can use websites like Fivver or Freelancer to find clients and then complete the task set out before you. While these sites are a good start for your freelance career, they do take a chunk of your earnings and as such the sooner you can build a client base outside of these websites the more money you will be able to earn. Freelance work is about finding something that you enjoy and then finding a way that you can get paid for it. For example, if you love writing, then targeting websites to pay you for your thoughts and opinions is a great place to start. Even a few hours a week can add up to a lot of money in the long run. However, since you will start small and you might need money quickly, then something like a small loan might cover the cost of whatever you need the money for right now. 

Start A Blog

Running a blog can be hard work, and it can take a while for you to get any kind of regular readership, but it is also immensely rewarding. Not only can you make money from your blog through things like affiliate marketing, advertising, donations and a number of things, but it can also be relaxing, cathartic and fun to spend time on each week. Your blog won’t earn you money overnight, so it needs to be something that you love to do. However, if you have been meaning to start a blog, then doing so sooner rather than later is always a good idea.

What You Should Expect When Thinking Of Adding To Your Family

There comes a time in any families life where you consider the option of having more children. It may be to give you son or daughter a sibling, or perhaps to add more to change the dynamic of your family. Parents vary from how many children they would like, and often it is some of the things you have to consider that really affect your decision in the long run. I thought I would share with you what you should expect to think about if the thought of adding to your family has become a focus point. 


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Money Mindfulness: Helping You To Provide For Your Family


The whole concept of learning to save money is very useful to all. The big problem is that most of us don't have the tools to save money now. We either have excessive bills, or we got poor spending habits. So this, coupled with a desire to provide for our family, can mean that we are getting into a lot of debt over a very short space of time. The debt can stay with us for much longer though! So, while we do want to provide for children, especially during times like their birthdays and Christmas, we also need to think about our abilities to save in the meantime so we can provide the things they really want. So, how can we sensibly do this?

Searching For Ways To Recoup Your Spending

Of course, coupons work wonders in this respect, but you could also take advantage of cash back credit cards, where are you use a credit card to pay for an item, but get a certain percentage back of that cost back onto your card. It will help you pay off the card that little bit better. It's always worth having a look for the best cash back credit card to see if you are able to get one, based on your credit score. There is always a credit card suitable for every person, but the important thing is to not have an over-reliance on credit cards to pay your everyday expenses.

The Aging Woes You Can Woo Away With Ease


If you’re someone than tends to worry about the aging process, then you’re not alone. It seems to be something that we as women obsess over more than anything. One minute, you feel like you’re looking your best. Then the next, you start to see the cracks come through. And this can quite literally be overnight. Because there are always going to be signs of aging that manage to creep in both in how you look and how you feel. As much as you won’t be able to stop the inevitable, because it’s just a fact of life, you can totally work on controlling them or even slowing them down. But you need to be smart about how you do it, and take aging on from all angles. So let’s look at what you can do to woo away your aging woes.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Home Annoyances You'd Rather Do Without

There are many things that can go wrong in the average home, and a host of ways to prevent or deal with them. But there are certain annoyances which can be really frustrating, and it is generally wise to try and find a way to keep these things from happening in the first place, or to find a suitable solution if it does occur. Sometimes they might even hot real danger issues for you and your family, while at other times it could just be a simple case of being downright annoying. Either way, it’s good to find a solution as soon as you can. In this post, we are going to look at a few of the most common home annoyances, and delve into what you might be able to do about them in future.


Powercut

If you are in an area where you suffer from powercuts frequently, then you will know how frustrating they can be. It is always immediately obviously just how much we really do take power for granted once it is suddenly not there, and it has to be one of the real frustrations of modern life. But what can you do about it, short of moving to somewhere where it is much less likely to happen? As it happens, there are some simple and powerful solutions to hand which you might want to consider. For a start, you can ensure that you can still have access to power during a powercut by having a generator installed. Companies like Captain Electric will come out and install one for you, so that you can always have power no matter what. This is boun to make powercuts much less frustrating in future.

Poor Plumbing

When you have plumbing which could be rather a lot better, it can be amazing just how many ways it can make home living a real nuisance. For a start, you might end up having leaks or floods, and that’s something you definitely don’t want to happen if you can help it. But even just having trouble with a sink not draining, for instance, can be incredibly worrisome, and it’s the kind of thing you want to have fixed as soon as possible. These kinds of issues rarely fix themselves, so it is best to have someone out to have a look at it before it gets any worse. That way, you can at least get back to being able to use your kitchen again.


Inefficient Heating

For one reason or another, it is sometimes the case that your home heating leaves a lot to be desired. When this is so, it can make for a miserable home life, especially during the winter months. Fortunately, of course, there are solutions, and the first thing is to call out a professional to have a look at your boiler. If the issue is just that your home is not energy efficient enough, then you might need to think about more permanent solutions, such as improved windows or more insulation.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

How To Keep Your Hair Straight with Practically Zero Effort

If you have ever wanted to have straight hair like me, or if you have straight hair but you can’t seem to control your frizz then you have come to the right place. Keeping your hair straight can be difficult if you have short hair so one thing that you can do is try and make sure that you grow your hair out a little if possible. Even an extra inch can make all of the difference. You’ll also want to take more trips to the hairdresser as well, and this should be done once every 8 weeks or so. This will help you to trim those split ends while also solving any frizz!

Products

Hair care products you should be looking out for include ones that have “smooth” “straight” or “sleek” written on the bottle. You’ll also want to wash your hair with a straightening shampoo as well. After you have washed your hair, dry it with a towel and then follow up with some kind of straightening moose. This will be applied to your wet hair, and when you have done this, you can easily dry your hair as normal. If you dry your hair when it is really wet then this will contribute to frizz, so this is something that you will want to watch out for.

Making Your Guest Bedroom Feel Homely

Is the guest bedroom in your home at all homely? Is it a room that you would sleep night in, night out? No? Well, why not! You never know when you're going to have to put a friend or family member of yours up for the night, and when that time comes do you really want them to be uncomfortable? No, you don’t, so make sure you take the advice below in order to make your guest bedroom feel as homely as it can.



Focus on the bed

The bed is the focal point of any bedroom, be it a guest bedroom or not. In fact, the bed is the whole reason the bedroom is a bedroom! So, make sure you focus on your bed when you come to making your guest bedroom feel homely.

Shakespeare may have famously left his dear old wife, Anne Hathaway, his ‘second-best bed’ in his will, but you need not settle for second best when it comes to the one found in your guest bedroom. No, your guest bed can be the best — the very best, in fact — if you just put some effort into finding it; when it comes to doing this, make sure to head to whatsthebestbed.org in order to find comprehensive information on the best beds and mattresses out there on the market today. Specifically, you should look for a mattress that comes patterned with layer technology as this will provide your guests with a comfortable night sleep in which their pressure points are tended to and they have kept the right temperature the whole night long.

And, whilst you’re at it, make sure your bed linens are always fresh and always guest ready!

Keep the room clean and clutter free

It can be tempting to clutter up our guest bedroom, especially if it is not used all that often, but if you want to make it homely you simply cannot do this. Simply, you must live by the mantra that less is more in this case — the more space there is in there, the more welcoming, comfortable and homely it will feel. 

In fact, you could even go as far as to embrace a minimalist design in your guest bedroom if it is especially small or prone to clutter.

Make sure the room has good lighting

Guests of yours aren’t going to feel at home in your guest bedroom if there is no light for them to read by, so make sure there is good lighting in there! And, this means doing more than just changing your lightbulbs — this means making sure that there is a way for your guests to control the lighting system from the bed that they sleep in. Whether this means having light switches fitted near the bed or placing an extra lamp on the bedside table (or as close to the bed as comfortably and as practically as possible), just make sure you do it as you don’t want to have to force your guests to have to stumble around in the dark!

Once you have made you guest bedroom feel as homely as possible, why not think about renting the room out? This could be a long-term renting solution by putting up a lodger who is, say, studying at a local university for a term or two. Or, this could simply mean allowing people who are holidaying or traveling to stay at your property for a few days or even a few weeks at a time. By doing these things you stand to make a heap of extra cash and you may even make the money back that you invested into making your guest bedroom feel homely in the first place.

Once you’re done improving your guest bedroom, why not move across the landing and into your bathroom in order to give that room a much-needed improvement?

Monday, January 8, 2018

Designing A Simple But Stunning Bathroom


When decorating an essential part of the house it can be pricey, so the aim is to decorate in a way that will stand the test of time. Rooms like the lounge and bedroom can be wholly re-imagined through a lick of paint. And even the furniture can easily be replaced compared to places like the kitchen and bathroom - where the appliances need fitting for you and aren't as simple as picking it up and popping in a new flat-pack bathtub. But as everyone has their own version of what looks good, creating a timeless look can be subjective. The best way to do it is to choose your influences carefully and keep it simple. 

Color 

Most bathrooms tend to be the smallest room in the house, so using light colours is always the way forward. You can team white with blue for a classic nautical theme, introduce black or charcoal for a more masculine feel, or accents of gold for a polished look. If you choose to use colour, keep it minimal and never choose a coloured bath suite - that avocado green toilet that your grandparents had will never come back in style. 

Tiles 

Tiles are extremely common in bathrooms and are a great idea to team with painted walls. If you are introducing colour with your pipes, then only tile a select area rather than the whole room - the best place is, ideally, where the wall is most likely to be splashed. You can contrast your tiles by having white on the walls and then black or charcoal on the floor. Or you can go vintage with Victorian-inspired blue patterns or black and white checked. Alternatively, you can replicate a tiled floor with well fitting lino which can be a lot easier to maintain. 

Shower Curtain/Divider 

Shower curtains are a classic aspect of the bathroom, mainly if you have your shower installed over the bathtub. But you do have the option of choosing between a glass divider or country shower curtains. If you have a classic claw-footed bath, then a divider won't really work with the tub or the aesthetic. Also, think of the space you have, a curtain can tuck away nicely, where a divider needs to be able to swing out or have the ability to be fixed in place, meaning that you need access to the other half of the bath with entering and exit. You might consider in a small bathroom getting rid of the tub altogether and installing a standing shower instead. 

Lighting 

When you think about an outdated bathroom, you think of cheap strip lighting or mounted wall lights, which don't do much to lighten the room. And with a small room, you want to create the illusion of space as much as possible. Plus, if you use the mirror for applying makeup or shaving, you need good lighting to get it right. Use spotlights embedded into the ceiling and position one directly above your mirror. You can even use a dimmer or use two circuits to dim the room for relaxing baths. 

Metal

Keep it stainless steel. The crisp silver finishes have been a classic part of bathrooms for years and will be for years to come. Taps, showers, flush levers, when matching, create a consistent finish to the room. It also matches the silver tone of the mirror which is a stable part of any bathroom. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Athena: The Milk That Understands Women

We are what we eat. And it's true, a healthy diet is crucial to become the best version of ourselves. We all know this but are we all eating healthy? 

With the fast-paced living nowadays, almost everything has become instant, even the food we eat, it may satisfy our hunger or craving but it compromises our nutritional status.

Women like us, who are always on the go, seek to strike a balance between work and personal time to be able to enjoy life to the fullest. That is why we need to stay fit and attractive, to look good and feel good whenever we can. 

Athena comes in two flavors – Milk (180 grams – Php 130.00; 400 grams – Php 273.00) and Choco (180 grams – Php 130.00)

We have unique needs that only women like us truly understand. And to keep us healthy, there's no other milk understands women better other than Athena.

Athena is specially formulated to meet our special nutritional needs. It contains:

High Calcium essential for optimum bone health. 

It is also a source of Vitamins D and K, Magnesium and Phosphorus – nutrients to help maintain strong bones 

Low in Fat so you can enjoy this beverage without the risk of high caloric intake 

Source of Anti-oxidants such as Vitamins A & E and Zinc to help maintain healthy skin and promote optimum immune function. 

Athena, a delicious beverage made just for us. Drink Athena today! It’s available online at www.athena.com.ph and in-store at Mercury Drugstore, Watsons, and Southstar.

Crave Healthy: A Nutritious and Delicious Snack for Pregnant Women

I've always had a big appetite and I am not a picky eater at all. I would munch on anything, as long as it's edible of course! I was also like this when I was pregnant. I've only had a short episode of pregnancy cravings. I would still eat a lot, except food that is not suitable for pregnant women. But admit it, even though pregnant, we still crave for some foods that are not-so-healthy such as chips or junk foods. We love our baby but we just can't resist the temptation sometimes, right? or is it just me? Hahaha!

So, are you an expectant mom who has a big appetite and is looking for options to snack on or is craving for some chips?

Look no further, introducing Crave Healthy! It is the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists. 

A pack of Crave is worth Php 25.00 at 30 grams each

It’s NUTRITIOUS because it contains essential nutrients – Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium that are critical for both the mom and the growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give pregnant women that extra energy she needs daily. 

It’s DELICIOUS because it tastes just like her regular snack. Crave Healthy is currently available in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and the developing fetus. 

Now you can have chips without the guilt! What a healthy way to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant women.

Crave is available online at www.cravehealthysnacks.com, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Out With The Old And In With The New Fashionable You

Beat the January blues and fulfill those New Year's resolutions by becoming the best version of yourself. Nothing raises your self-esteem more and establishes the new you like a new wardrobe. It's time to clear out the old closet. So rip open some bin bags and start filling them with the rags you no longer wear. A clean wardrobe is a clean conscious. You'll feel so much more free for choosing an organized minimalistic option and that doesn't mean you have to be boring either. You can still let your personality shine through with a few signature pieces. 


Footwear

Let's start at the bottom. Do you really need all of those shoes? Throwing them away to make space is going to be hard but rest assured you can always buy new ones. A great way of saving money is to auction and sell your treasured heels online. Instead of hoarding them away in your closet why not give them a new lease of life on another pair of feet and make yourself a tidy profit in the process. 

Accessories 

You don't have to go overboard and buy tonnes of new items. Often the older the piece the better and you can wear it in a shabby chic style. So it's well worth holding onto to all of your little trinkets. If you weren't gifted this year with any new items though you may want to go out and treat yourself. Roma Designer Jewelry offers a whole range of items that will be sure to dazzle. 

Clothing 

Having too much clothing could be costing you a fortune. Not only from buying it in the first place but also the cost of keeping it all clean. If you have children then it's time to lead by example. Washing ten pairs of socks for them to sit in a drawer isn't a smart option especially if you're short on space. A great way of getting rid of clothing you don't need or use is to put all of your clothes two separate bags. Divide it up into categories of what you wear daily and what you almost never wear. If you find clothing in the latter bag for more than a month then it's time to get rid of it. Treat yourself to some well fitted comfortable clothes that make you feel amazing and when you update your wardrobe next get rid of them again. Donating what you don't use to charity shops is an admirable thing to do. 

Outerwear 

One jacket or coat will do you. Two at most, keeping one good for special occasions. Find yourself a durable coat that can brave the weather and fulfill its primary function of keeping you dry and warm. You can use that second coat purely for the aesthetic purposes of looking fantastic


It will be difficult at first deciding what to keep and what to throw away but once you get into it there will be no stopping you. You'll be saving so much time in the future when you're not wasting energy trawling through old clothes for a clean top.

Creative Ways to Document Your Baby's First Year


You know what they say: time flies! And, this is most certainly the case when you have had a baby. Your newborn’s first year seems to go so quickly, and you can get to the stage where it all feels like a blur because everything has happened so fast and it has been such a new experience. Because of this, it is a good idea to document your child’s first year so that you can look back on it at any point. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some creative suggestions for doing so.

Capture each month – One of the best ways to document your newborn’s first year is to capture each month with a photograph. Make sure each month has a different theme. You can get inspiration by looking at this newborn photo gallery. Once the 12 months are over, you also have a great Christmas present idea for all of your close friends and relatives. You can use the photographs to create a personalized calendar for the year ahead.

Create an infographic of your baby’s highlights – It’s a good idea to create an infographic, which captures all of your baby’s highlights throughout the first year. This can include items like the number of baby dummies that have been lost, the important dates, measurements, favorite foods, and so on. It is little things like that this that you will really come to treasure when your baby gets older.

Sew a baby clothes quilt – This is an adorable idea. We all know that babies go through clothing quicker than a fashion-conscious celebrity, and so instead of throwing away the clothing or giving it to another expecting mother, why not use it to create a quilt instead? This can be a lovely reminder of your baby’s first year.

Create a memory box – Another creative way for parents to remember your child’s first year is to create a memory box. This can include an array of different items that are significant to your child’s first year, including your favorite photo of them, your favorite newborn onesie, newspaper clippings, your baby’s first pacifier, and the hospital bracelet.

Use social media – Last but not least, using social media is not a suggestion that will appeal to everyone. Some parents are totally against it while others love nothing more than posting photographs of their baby. If you fall into the latter category, you can post funny statuses about your child and adorable photographs and you will be able to look back on this in the future.

Hopefully, you now have plenty of suggestions you can use to document your child’s first year. This is a period in your life whereby everything seems like one big blur, which is moving at a rapid pace. It’s always good to take a step back and document this period so you can treasure it forever. After all, as any parent will tell you, they grow up quickly!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Five of the Best Remote Asian Destinations for Couples

Just because I was working on the first day of the year, my thoughts were wandering around. Thus, one of my first posts was about Luxury Escapes, why not, we deserve it! If you would like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and are planning a romantic break just like me, Asia is a great choice. You can explore new cultures, mix with locals, and learn about thousands of years old traditions. If you find the right location, you might even embark on a spiritual journey, taking on yoga or one of the martial arts while you are there.

Aside from the Philippines of course, below you will find five of the best destinations in Asia you must have on your bucket list. 

North India


Instead of visiting the South and the seaside resorts reserved for Western tourists in India, you could head to the North and embark on a journey to visit different religious sites, and mix with locals. The main attractions in North are Agra, where the Taj Mahal is found, but you will also like the religious city of Varanasi, and Jaipur, or the Pink City. You can hire a local travel agent that will take you around the different sites, arrange train tickets, private transport, attraction visits, and hotels. This way, you can have a local guide in every city you visit. 

Thailand


Thailand is not only a friendly place with beaches, but also have plenty of attractions and cultural sites to visit. You can learn more about the religion and customs, try the local food, enjoy the nightlife, and stay in luxury hotels for less than in the Western world. You must visit Isaan, a much underrated region of the country, where see ancient temples, while staying off the beaten path. The main benefit of visiting the Isaan region is that you don’t have to pre-book your tours, as there are relatively few tourists stopping here. 

Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka is famous for its tea and great temples, but it also has several natural reserves you can visit. Check out the elephant sanctuaries, national parks, and remote areas in the mountains. You must check out the Yala National Park that is home to crocodiles and sea turtles. 

Indonesia


If you visit Indonesia, you will need to learn to appreciate the diversity of scenes and habitat on each island. The best way to explore this country is by hiring a boat and visiting different islands to explore special species and cultures. Check out boat.me for prices on private and charter tours, and you can start planning your vacation in Indonesia. 

Laos


While the Philippines is a popular destination, the less commercial country of Laos offers plenty of cultural experiences. When you plan your travels, make sure you visit The Bolaven Plateau in the South, which is pretty unknown to tourists. You can visit small towns by the waterfall, eat out cheaply, and enjoy being close to nature. If you are backpacking, you can find low cost accommodation in the Tat Lo region. 

Asia is the perfect destination for planning an unusual couples’ vacation. Make sure you check out the above destinations and choose locations that are less popular among tourists to get the feel of the culture and traditions better.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Reasons to Visit Singapore


With a landmass of just 719.9 square kilometers, Singapore also known as the “Lion City”, is rather a small country. Singapore is one of the most developed nation in Asia and in the world in terms of economy, infrastructure, education, and quality of life. Located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore has a plenty of things to offer – from its high end hotels and resorts to its very diverse culture – it surely will never run out of reasons to attract anyone.

Below are some of the reasons why I am considering to visit Singapore in the future;

1. The food experience

Singapore is home to Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice Noodle, the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. Their local foods will surely satiate anyone’s gastronomic cravings. If you want to embark in a culinary experience like no other, Singapore celebrates its annual Food Festival every July.

2. The diverse culture

Singapore’s highly developed economy attracts many people from its neighboring nations making it a melting pot of culture and tradition. From their annual Geylang bazaar to their Hindu festival of lights called the Deepavali, Singapore offers the chance to experience many different cultures in just one trip. Perhaps it is the only country where you can see Hindu temples, Buddhist temples, Christian churches, and Muslim mosques located near each other. This merging of various cultures is very evident all over the country’s food, language, and traditions.

3. The splendid art scene

The city’s art scene is as rich and diverse as its culture. It mixes modern and traditional in almost every aspect; colonial buildings are located near skyscrapers creating a wonderful contrast, public spaces are adorned with sculptures and installation arts, and its grand music halls are filled with symphonies and pop. 

Their Civic District will can turn anyone into an art connoisseur by just strolling around. Their museums and galleries are also home to top-billed exhibitions, showcasing heritage pieces and masterpieces of legends like Picasso and Dali. The city also turns into a massive art fair every January in celebration to Singapore Art Week.

4. The shopping spree

The Huffington Post ranks Singapore as the 7th best shopping destination in the world. Their traditional flea markets and high end luxury boutiques caters to everyone regardless of their budget. Its 2.2km long Orchard Road and Haji Lane is a shopping haven for those who are looking for high street clothes, luxury accessories and even hand-crafted home-wares.

5. The people

Of course, Singapore is home to one of the best people in the world. Their level of discipline and high value for education is something that deserves anyone’s admiration. Their high regards for education makes them one of the world’s highest literacy rate. Home tuition in Singapore is also very common; meaning people often get their children tutors in various subjects at the same time language tutors.

6. The adventure

Singapore consists of 62 islands and islets with most of them open for anyone looking for an adventure. Visit Palau Ubin, an islet east of the mainland, to take a break from the bustling city life and experience lush rain forests, hiking trails, and natural quarries.

As small as it may seem, Singapore offers big adventures and attractions waiting to be discovered. So the next time you are planning to book a vacation somewhere, try Singapore and see the things mentioned above for yourself. The roar of the Lion City calls!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It's Time to Declutter Your Bedroom!


You may think that you spend relatively little time in your bedroom in comparison to other areas of your home. After all, it’s not often that most of us will walk through the front door after a long day of work or play and head straight to sleep. Instead, we make a meal and eat over the dining table or in the lounge. Perhaps we’ll watch a film or our favourite television programme. Maybe we’ll run a nice, hot bath and lounge in there for a bit. For most of us, our bedrooms are reserved for sleeping and getting ready in the mornings before we head out. But bear in mind just how much time we spend asleep! If you’re doing things right, you should be getting a good eight hours of shut-eye every night. Then bear in mind the amount of time we take settling down and getting comfortable. Really, we probably spend longer periods of time in our bedrooms than anywhere else on our personal property! So, it’s absolutely essential that this space is comfortable, functional, and presentable. One of the main things that can make a bedroom feel cluttered, messy and claustrophobic tends to be excessive belongings. But with proper organisation, we can easily clear things up again! Here are just a few different storage solutions that will help to make your bedroom as tranquil a haven to relax in as possible.

Declutter

So, first things first, you need to decide which items and belongings you want to keep and which serve no function but are taking up valuable space. This sounds a lot more simple than it often proves to be. After all, everything that’s in our home ended up there in one way or another, and sometimes it’s difficult to let go. Besides belongings with significant sentimental value, you need to take a look at each item in your bedroom and ask yourself a few things about it. When did you last use it? Do you get much use out of it? Will you be using it again anytime soon? Do you have more than one and can you let one go? Anything that you find yourself doubting probably isn’t necessary. Donate it to a charity store, sell it, or recycle it.


Storage Solutions

Once you know what items you intend to keep, it’s time to make sure that each has it own proper, designated place. This is where effective storage solutions come into play. The good news is that there are plenty of bedroom storage solutions out there. From drawers and rails for clothes to racks for shoes, makeup brush organizers, bookcases, and shelves. Whatever you have, there’s some effective way to store it. As well as keeping things looking neat and tidy, this will also ensure that you can always easily find specific belongings and that they will be well protected and kept in good condition!

Maintaining Tidiness and Cleanliness

Once everything is clear, and everything has its place, you have to assume the responsibility of keeping things in good shape. Avoid purchasing unnecessary items and goods and continue decluttering as you go throughout the year.

Following these simple steps will ensure that your bedroom is neat, tidy and organised. This will create the perfect space to kick back and relax in at the end of the day!

Why You Deserve A Perfect Luxury Escape

Everyone needs a break

Living the same day over and over again can really become tedious, not that any day is an exact copy of the last, but you see the same scenery and the same people every day. There comes to a point in everyone’s life where you just need to get away from all of it and relax. Generally, it’s not a very long break, but enough to have you come back feeling refreshed from it. For a lot of people spending a large amount of money on themselves might make them feel selfish, especially if you have children; but that really can add to the reasons why you need to escape.

Don’t feel selfish when you feel like you want to get away from everything and everyone. If you let all the stress and negativity build up without having a chance to release them, it can really take a toll on your mental health. That’s not to say that you should only take a holiday when you need to, holidays are great and there’s always something for everyone!

Live in luxury

It can get to a point where you really deserve the perfect getaway, so should you settle for less than luxury? It’s true that everyone has a different perspective on what luxury is, no one can deny comfort in easy living. For most people going to a hot country and staying at a luxury hotel like Boca Raton Marriott is something to dream of, so why aren’t you investing in it? There’s never a problem with saving your money, but you always need to make sure you’re keeping your life satisfying. It can be hard to feel content when you never actually do anything for yourself, and rather just put all of your money away instead.

Bringing the family

Just because you have children, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on comfort. Of course, costs will be more expensive as you’re paying for many more guests, but if you can afford it, the escape can benefit everyone! You should also consider that bringing the family is a great opportunity to bring everyone together as a whole. Not only are you going traveling with them, but there’s no one else around to interrupt your bonding time; making it the perfect chance to build a stronger family relationship. Don’t let the fact that you’ve got more baggage scare you away from booking a holiday. A lot of the time you hear of family holiday nightmares, but as long as you plan it properly, you shouldn’t be running into any issues that you may fear.

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It’s important that when you book yourself a luxury escape, you’re leaving your troubles at home. If you don’t tie up any loose work or leave any issues out in the open, you’re putting your relaxation at risk! That doesn’t sound like such a big deal, but it’s literally the whole point of your escape. It’s not a holiday if you bring the worries along with you, so do yourself a favor and make sure you clear up any messes before you’re gone. The holiday will feel much more rewarding that way too, allowing you to get the full enjoyment from your luxury escape. You deserve it!