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?

Saturday, July 20, 2019

HIS & HERS: Good Things Come in Pairs

There’s a thin line between the idea of being thoughtful and practical when choosing the perfect gift for couples. Striking a balance can be a real challenge. You have to consider their shared interests and make sure that you pick up something neither of them owns. Novuhair is here to help you decide and make the process simpler.

Introducing 2 gift ideas that fit couples of all forms and are guaranteed to be loved and used by your favorite duo. These gifts are perfect for couples who share the same passion to couples celebrating major milestones together such as engagement, housewarming, and anniversary to name a few.

Promo duration: October 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019
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*NOVUHAIR TRAVEL KIT SRP: Php 4,220 (Save Php 202.25)

Two of the country’s leading brands packed in one travel kit exclusively available at participating Watsons stores nationwide and online:

  • NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, the No.1 hair loss treatment brand in the Philippines
  • NAFLORA, made delicate for your generation, the No.1 most prescribed feminine hygiene wash in the Philippines

HIS: Experience nature’s makeover at home

NOVUHAIR 2-IN-1 PACK contains one 200ml. bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion and Herbal Shampoo, highly recommended if HE is:
  • experiencing hair loss - excessive hair shedding, thinning hair, receding hairline and bald patches
  • in need of a natural solution to help prevent hair loss, keep healthy hair and scalp, and stimulate hair growth
  • opting to regain hair luster and vibrancy
  • looking for a natural alternative solution to help prevent dandruff and scalp itchiness
  • in need of scalp cleansing and detoxification
NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION has a unique combination of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss and is clinically proven safe and effective.

NOVUHAIR HERBAL SHAMPOO cleanses and prepares the scalp in an optimal way prior to the application of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion and helps enhance the effect of the topical scalp lotion.

HERS: Experience a special protection made for your delicate flora

NAFLORA PROTECT is a feminine wash formulated for women of reproductive age and in need of special care to help maintain and protect their natural flora during monthly periods and everyday use. It is formulated with antimicrobial ingredients that help prevent vaginal irritations and infections.

NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 Plus 1 Promo Pack
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NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner has been formulated specially to complement the use of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo.

Regular use of NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo helps prepare the scalp for the application of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion in order to maximize its effect, improve the overall cosmetic qualities of the hair, giving it a shinier,  softer and supple look.

HIS: NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo (free)

Chemical-based shampoos contain ingredients that may seem to clean the hair but does not preserve its natural texture. These harsh chemicals strip off the hair’s natural protective layer making it more prone to damage.

A good herbal shampoo like NOVUHAIR herbal shampoo may help leave a stronger, healthier-looking hair and aid in preventing excessive hair shedding which may lead to hair loss. This will be a healthier alternative for him.

NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK contains one 200mL. Bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo and Herbal Conditioner plus another extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusively available at participating Mercury Drug stores nationwide.

Without being too cheesy, these couple gifts are fun and surprising, a perfect way to express how much you value their gift of friendship - a gift that may keep them both well-groomed and well-protected. It may not be the best gift in the world but it’s the thought that really counts, agree? Anyways, that’s what friends are for.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

NutriShake For Kids Review

When it comes to giving my kids vitamins, I don't have a problem at all, they are even the ones who would always remind me about it. With three kids, we've already tried several vitamin brands, syrup or chewable. And about a month ago, we've discovered something new, NutriShake - a vitamin shake for kids. It was sent to us to try and review, and now I’m going to share our thoughts about it.

But before that, let's learn more about the brand and the product first.

I honestly haven't heard about this product before, so my first instinct was to research about it.

There were no existing reviews about the product. Instead, my research directed me to website. Apparently, they are the manufacturer of NutritiShake and all other food supplements like glutathione capsule and weight loss capsules. And, guess what, is actually a homegrown brand which started in 2017 in Cebu City. Isn't that awesome?

NutriShake For Kids

NutriShake For Kids is a fairly new product of I found their Facebook page and they only started posting about it in June, if I’m not mistaken. So it looks like we are among the few people who gets to try it first. 

According to their website, "by the time children hit the early teens, most receive less than 50% of the key nutrients they need for development. And, NutriShake for Kids bridges that nutritional gap with 30 essential vitamins, minerals and micronutrients necessary to keep kids growing bodies their healthy best and to help boost energy and mental performance. It is fortified with cell-protecting antioxidants, whole bean soy, plus the “brain-building” nutrients DHA, PS, and PC."  Hence, it is ideal for children ages 4-12.

NutriShake for kids is available in a 450 grams plastic tub and has only 1 flavor, which is Chocolate. And, like all other's products, it met USA FDA regulations.

NutriShake For Kids Review

We received the product around the first week of June and I was pretty impressed with the packaging. The tub is made out of plastic, color white with a brown label where all the information you need to know is written. It has a seal with the brand name (kids removed the seal before I got the chance to take a photo) and another seal inside. It looks pretty neat. However, the review container that was sent to us contains 2 stickers on the serving scoop label. Originally it should be 1 scoop per serving but according to them, their supplier included the wrong size of the scoop (10g instead of 30g) so they had to adjust it by putting a sticker making it 3 scoops per serving. We were informed about this prior to receiving the products and assured us that this will be remedied with all their other containers.

Upon opening the tub, I was perplexed to see an off white colored powder instead of a brown given that the flavor of the vitamin shake is chocolate. Though it has a mild chocolate scent. Could it be another supplier mistake? I thought to myself so I held off giving it to my kids. I responded to the email I received prior to receiving the product raising my concern but didn’t get any response. I searched for reviews and found some on Lazada. Apparently, that’s really the color. Well, if that’s the case, they should write a disclaimer on the label to avoid confusing people.

So, after several days, I’ve finally decided to give it a try. I served a warm cup of NutriShake each to Tristan, Athena, and Brianna for breakfast. Of course, I also tested it myself before giving it to the kids. And, I can say that the taste and texture resemble that of a cereal drink and other adult protein shake I've tried before. It wasn't that sweet which for me is a plus, but, I could barely taste chocolate in it. 

Kids had a different take on the shake; Athena and Brianna liked it, on the other hand, Tristan claims that it was yucky but managed to finish his drink. 

Tried serving it to them for the second time in a row but they refused. After a few days, I asked them again, Athena and Brianna agreed, Tristan was still firm, he didn't like it. Eventually, I didn't have to ask Athena and Brianna, they were the ones asking for it until they emptied the tub.


Overall, I can say that it is a great product, given its nutritional content. As for the taste, it will always depend on your kids. Personally, I like it because it's not sweet, Athena and Brianna liked it, however, other kids might find the taste off, compared to other chocolate drinks, especially to picky eaters. But you can serve it in many different ways; you can make a fruit smoothie and use NutriShake instead of milk, you can also make popsicles out of it. 

A 450-gram tub of NutriShake For Kids costs Php 1,900 but it is currently on sale for just Php 1,600. Php 1,600 for 15 servings, I find it a bit expensive, especially if you compare it to other vitamins. For that amount, you could already get other vitamins that will last for a month. But come to think of it, if your kids are still drinking milk, you could replace their regular milk with NutriShake. It’s like hitting two birds in one stone, a healthy treat, and vitamins in one. For us though, as I said at the beginning of this post, I don't have any problems giving my kids their vitamins so there's no urgent need for me to switch. My kids drink milk but not as often as before. But, I am thankful that we were given a chance to try it and share it to everyone, especially to parents who need this kind of vitamins for their children. 

So, do I recommend it? Yes! It's definitely worth a try! 

You might be glad to know that they offer a 30 Day BuyBack Guarantee, which means that if your kids don’t LOVE NutriShake, they will refund your purchase price, no-questions-asked! How cool is that? 

You can buy NutriShake on their website:
It is also available in Lazada. 

Want to score a free NutriShake? Check on their social media pages below as they have an ongoing giveaway, Goodluck!

Twitter: @nutrition__ph