Friday, July 16, 2021

It's The Disney Ultimate Princess Celebration on Shopee!

“If You Keep On Believing, The Dream That You Wish Will Come True.”

Who wouldn't recognize this famous line from Cinderella? One of the classic Disney Princesses loved by all!

No matter how old I get, I will say it loud and proud that I am a Disney baby. I grew up watching Disney Princesses movies on TV and even read about them in books. It's not just all about the beautiful gowns, fancy tiaras, magic wands, but the lessons we learn from them that make us love them so much, right?

That's why, now that I am a mom myself, I am so glad to share the love for Disney Princesses with my real-life princesses, Athena and Brianna. We watch Disney Princesses' movies, we sing to their songs and even memorize their lines! Oh, the fun of having daughters. Jaear and I also bought them some Disney stuff, unconsciously satisfying my inner child's heart as some stuff I only dreamt of as a kid.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Watsons and Grab announce online health and beauty partnership in the Philippines

A.S. Watson Group, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, and Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading super app, launched their Philippine partnership last July 14,2021 which will make essentials such as medicines and self-care products more accessible to Filipinos.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

PROMAMA® and PROMAMA® G-BALANCE: Nutritional Supplements for Expecting Mothers

Pregnancy is one of the most magical periods in a woman's life. Imagine carrying another life inside you. You can't help but be amazed at how magical a women's body is.

But, pregnancy is not all magic and wonder. It's not easy at all. Our body undergoes many changes, even hormonal changes that affect our routine. That's why it is important to make some healthy lifestyle changes throughout pregnancy, such as sleeping early, having small but frequent meals, and taking proper vitamins and supplements intended for pregnant women.

Monday, July 5, 2021


Following the release of the 2 new pizza flavors for their 20th Anniversary, Yellow Cab releases another limited-edition NY-Style Thin Crust® pizza flavor this quarter.

The new flavor is a take on another classic favorite: the Chicken Alfredo Pizza! The best-selling cream-based pasta now comes in its NY-Style Thin Crust Pizza glory. Savor juicy, boneless chicken thigh fillets set on a bed of rich creamy white sauce and topped with chopped olives and basil strips on our newest crust! You surely wouldn’t want to miss out on our very first white sauce pizza! Oh, and here’s a pro tip: try it with chili flakes for an added kick!

The Chicken Alfredo Pizza will be available in 9”, 12”, and 15” sizes, with prices starting at P349, and will be offered from July 5 to October 3, 2021 at all Yellow Cab stores. Both are valid for dine-in, take-out, Curbside© pick-up, drive-thru, and delivery.

For more details on Yellow Cab’s current store operations as well as products and services, you may visit their website at and their social media accounts at, Twitter @ycpizzaofficial and IG @yellowcabpizza.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Kids by Love, Bonito – The Season of Endless Possibilities

This June, Love, Bonito introduces its latest Kids collection that embraces the Summer spirit 
with fun and ease.

Experience the summer seas and skies with your little ones as they chill, play, and feel free in breathable natural fabrics. It’s the season to imagine and turn your dreams into reality. In the spirit of encouraging imagination and freedom in your little ones, Love, Bonito’s new Kids collection introduces fabrics that allow kids to stretch, eat and play for hours. Inspired by the bright hues and beach days, the exclusive in-house print design features pandas and otters indulging in their laze.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A Yummy and Healthy Surprise in Every Pouch

It is never too early to get kids into a healthy lifestyle. A cool and kid-friendly way to do that is by introducing them to Fruit Me Up, a healthy, fruity, and filling treat that your kids are sure to
love. Fruit Me Up is 100% pure blended fruit, and ticks off every important “No” in any parent’s

● No preservatives
● No added sugar
● No coloring
● No flavoring

Fruit Me Up is contained in a sanitary aluminum pouch with a convenient anti-skid cap, which means kids can take it anywhere, and eat it at any time or even when on the go. What’s more, each pouch packs a mean punch when it comes to flavor. You and your kids can even choose from four different fruit flavor combinations:

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Huggies offers up to 40% off at Shopee's 6.6 Mid-Year Sale!

Hey mommas! I know how you are always on the lookout for better deals, before purchasing. So I am happy to share with you this awesome deal from one of the favorite baby diaper brands in the market- Huggies! And, they are offering up to 40% off its products at Shopee's 6.6 Mid-Year Sale!

When my babies were still babies, diapers are what comprise almost 50% of my purchases. And Huggies is one of my go-to brands. Huggies is continuously innovating its products as the years go by. Huggies diapers are designed to keep your baby comfortable and protected at all stages and to make it easier and more convenient for parents to clean up after their baby.

Here are the awesome deals from Huggies you can take advantage of at Shopee's 6.6 Mid-Year Sale!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

HALI Cosmetics Lip Blur Tints Review

I am challenging myself to get out of my comfort zone and do something new and different. And, one thing that I'd love to learn is how to put on makeup. Well, technically, I can put on makeup but just the basic, face powder or tinted sunscreen, blush on and my must-have, lipstick or lip tint, anything that would put color on my pale lips and would not make me look sick. LOL! 

So if you've been following me on social media, then you already saw my  HALI Cosmetics Lip blur tints post. Yes, slowly ticking off "putting on makeup" from my list. Yey! 

HALI Cosmetics is a new Cosmetic brand in the market with an FDA-approved manufacturer. It was born out of Rayrose's (owner) love of makeup. The name HALI was even coined from her sons' names HA- Harvey, and LI-Liam. This brand is close to her heart and aims to bring out the beauty of the people who will use her products. 

And, their first product is the Lip blur! It is a matte finish lip creme that has most of the colors of red, pink, and orange that will sure to complement every skin tone. It is available in 8 shades, and every shade has its meanings. Each shade is named after the people who helped Rayrose when she was feeling down.  

Interesting, right? Let's get to know more about them.

HALI Cosmetics Lip blur tints

From left to right: Cannie, Zhania, Lean, and Nicole

Cannie- This shade is a muted pink that will give your lips a younger-looking color. Behind the shade, Cannie is a tweaked version of Rayrose's mom's name. She is her stone and a perfect color to describe her. A Muted personality but once you swipe it to your lips you can see how beautiful she is.

Zhania- Zhania is on a muted Coral shade in the collection that will add warmth to your look. Behind the shade, Zhania is Rayrose's sweet niece who loves art.

Lean- This shade is one of the reds in the collection. It has a blue undertone, wear this shade when you feel lonely and this will brighten up your day. Behind the shade, Lean is a morena girl who loves arts
and designing. 

Nicole- This shade is one of the Coral in the collection. Nicole is a perfect mix of red and orange for those who prefer a vibrant red-orange to their lips. Behind the shade, Nicole is a strong woman, perfect for this striking color. She has a personality that can conquer every dream.

From left to right: Skylar, Michelle, Brielle, and Mandy

Skylar- Another pink in the collection. It is muted pink that gives your lips a younger-looking color. Skylar named after the daughter of one of  Rayrose's friends who helped her when she was down.

Michelle- Another red in the collection. This has a deep red color that gives a sultry look, incredible on all skin tones. Behind the shade is her Ate Michelle, one of my Rayrose's dearest friends. The one who knows her every problem and gives her bits of advice. 

Brielle - Here's another red. This color is perfect for those who love a dynamic red color like Marilyn Monroe. Behind the shade, Brielle is a cute little girl of another friend.

Mandy- It is a dark red shade that definitely looks good on anyone. Mandy is an adorable and sweet little girl, Rayrose's cousin. 

All 8 shades are very pretty which makes it hard for me to choose. But, my top 3 favorites are Nicole, Skylar, and Brielle. They all make my teeth look white especially the red ones. 

  • Aside from its beautiful shades, these tints are infused with Vitamin E & aloe vera extract. Vitamin E promotes cell regeneration and relieves chapped and dry lips while aloe vera extract has moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Cruelty-free product
  • Long-wearing lip color
  • Formulated by an FDA manufacturer
  • No harmful chemicals included

Expiration: 24 months after opening the product
Ingredients: Rose Water, Vitamin E, Flavorant, Premium Colorant, Talcum, Kaolin, Food Preservative

  • To Achieve that Korean lip color with our Lip Blur tints. Apply 3 small dots to your lips and blur it out using a brush or your hands.
  • To Achieve a bolder look. Apply the Lip Blur throughout your lips. You can do it for about 1-3 layers depending on your preference.
Oh, here's a behind the scene story. I almost left my lips bleeding because I swatched all 8 shades in just one sitting! I thought it was just easy, but I was wrong! How do beauty vloggers make it look so easy? Haha!

Anyway, if you wish to try HALI Cosmetics Lip Blur tints, here's a 10% discount for a minimum purchase of 300php. Use my code "HALIAngelsPearlwhen you order on their partner website: Mandy Mae Co.

For more updates, follow HALI Cosmetic on IG
and Facebook


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Why You Should Get Outdoors More Often

We spend a lot of time indoors, like a lot of time. We sleep about 8 hours a day. We work 8 or more hours a day, often indoors. And so on and so on. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for getting outside, and yet there are so many advantages of doing that!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Experts Have Spoken: What They Wish Parents of 3+ Toddlers Knew

When you have a 3+ toddler, there’s always so much going on!  As your child grows and develops, they start to learn new skills and experience a new sense of self-awareness—and it’s truly incredible to witness as parents! But unless you’re an expert in early childhood development, 3+ toddlerhood can be quite a tricky phase to navigate, especially when they start being picky with food. 

"How can you be mindful of the food you serve?"

How do you make sure you’re giving them the right nutrients but at the same time, something they also like and enjoy eating?"

All these questions—and more—were answered by a panel of experts as NIDO® 3+ hosted the ExperTIPS Congress last May 15, 2021. The virtual parenting congress provided a fun and interactive learning experience for all attendees. There were exciting booths to try out, and even an interactive website featuring rooms they can explore. All this while learning helpful and valuable tips on how to make sure they’re providing the right nutrients to their #TodoExplorer during this crucial stage in their development.

Also present during the event were some celebrity moms like Marian Rivera and Iya Villania who shared their first-hand experiences in 3+ toddler parenthood and inspired more parents to enjoy little and big moments of parenting.

Here are some of the topics and tips shared by expert pediatricians and nutritionists from the event:

The lack of diversity in a 3+ toddler’s diet

Based on a global project collaboration between Nestle Research Center and the Philippines’ Food and Nutrition Research Institute, the typical diet of a Filipino toddler has inadequate intakes for many nutrients needed to support their growth and development.

“Their diet includes a lot of carbohydrates in the form of rice and sweets and less of proteins and fats as seen in low intake of milk, fruits and vegetables, and other iron sources. Thus, there is an imbalance of important macronutrients and micronutrients,” said Dr. Edward Santos. These nutrients are important to support physical and cognitive growth and development as well as normal immune function during 3+ toddlerhood. While we all have our favorite homemade food, Dr. Santos reminded parents that they play a key role in shaping their +3 toddlers’ diet and they have to be mindful of the food they introduce at home.

The Science of Picky Eating

There are many reasons why kids shun their food but Dr. Katrina Anne Valera said that the earlier we address them, the better for our 3+ toddler’s health and nutrition. Some practical tips she shared include encouraging independent feeding to allow the child to explore and feel in control of what he or she is eating. Another way is to encourage the child to “eat your colors” or eat food of different colors every day. This way, you can also introduce different nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits.

How to Improve Food and Beverage Intake of your 3+ Toddler

3+ Toddlers are drawn to sugary treats that are tasty but not all too nutritious. According to Nutritionist-Dietitian, Ms. Ditas Sagarbarria, parents must avoid giving high-calorie milk to their 3+ toddler because it may promote excessive caloric intake or excessive energy intake. Ms. Sagarbarria also shared that parents can improve the nutrient intake of their 3+ toddlers by giving them healthy finger foods like fruits or Vitamin A-rich vegetables such as carrots or squash. “It lessens the fear of trying the new food as they can feel and enjoy the color. Since the amount is very small, they will also welcome it and they will be more open to trying the new food,” she said. Adding small changes in the diet of your kids can make a big difference in the nutrients they get.

Ms. Sagarbarria also emphasized including age-appropriate milk in your 3+ toddler’s diet to support their growth and development. “Age-appropriate milk is formulated specifically to meet the nutritional needs of young children,” said Ms. Sagarbarria. As parents, we shouldn’t only be mindful of what we feed our 3+ toddlers but also the milk we choose.

That is why, mommy Marian Rivera, only trusts NIDO® 3+ for her daughter Zia. “I make sure na nakakainom s'ya ng 2 glasses of NIDO® 3+ a day along with balanced meals, para confident ako na TODO PROTECTED si Ate Zia at maiwasan ang nutrient inadequacy lalong lalo na at big milestones ang 3+ toddlerhood,” shared the celebrity mom. Marian also mentioned how NIDO® 3+ helps her feel assured that Zia is getting all the age-appropriate nutrients and vitamins she needs, to equip and protect her as she explores 3+ toddlerhood years with confidence.

As the true expert in 3+ toddlerhood, NIDO® 3+ is formulated to be rich in protection nutrients like Vitamins A, C, E, PREBIO3®, Iron, Zinc and other essential minerals; not to mention the only milk with LACTOBACILLUS PROTECTUS® that helps support a child's upper respiratory defenses. NIDO® 3+ is definitely every parent’s ally in 3+toddler nutrition, helping parents keep their Todo Explorers TODO protected and TODO supported during this adventurous time in their development.

In case you missed the event, you can still watch, learn, and play through this website Also, 

Want to learn more about how you can TODO protect your child as he journeys through his healthy 3+ toddler years? Check out

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Freshly Brewed Coffee at home with Silcafe Coffee Blends

I'm a self-confessed coffeeholic and I never thought coffee would become a huge part of my day like it is now.

I'll have a cup of hot coffee 30 minutes upon waking up (it used to be immediately upon waking up), in the afternoon, in the evening, and even past midnight especially when I'm working.

I remember having my first cup of coffee when I was still a student nurse. It was just a 3 in 1 coffee mix but it's what keeps me up all night during my graveyard shifts. So even after not pursuing my nursing career, whenever I smell coffee, I would associate it with my memories in the hospital, which are just some of my best memories.

And, I don't know if it comes with age, or it's just simply the love for coffee, but my taste for coffee has greatly evolved. From 3 in 1 coffee mixes, instant coffee, and now I brew my coffee at home.

So, I am really happy when I received Silcafe Coffee Blends as a gift last Mother's Day. It's my current go-to coffee. It's really good and proudly local.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

A Mother’s Life Well-Lived, a Priceless Legacy

Edwin Aquino, a retired bank executive, misses most of the family get-togethers that his family used to have--and it's especially poignant this coming Mother's Day. His mom Amelia passed away in 2019, while his dad Pedro Jr. passed on four years earlier. Mother's Day, in particular, was a very special
occasion that they celebrated with gusto.

Being the mom God created me to be


“How do you do it?
"How do you get it all figured out?"

Being a working mom to 3 kids, and no helper, I get these kinds of questions and comments a lot. And honestly, I don't know how to answer them.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Celebrate Mother's Month with Andok's Simple Salu-salo

Happiness is waking up next to my family and, to this- a sumptuous Andok's feast waiting on the dining table! I work graveyard shifts and waking up after 3-4 hours of sleep every morning is such a struggle, and here comes thinking about what to cook for lunch or dinner. So this much-needed break from the kitchen 2 days before Mother's Day makes me feel happy and appreciated.

Friday, May 7, 2021

5 Fun activities that kids can do at home

Mommies tend to be the most tired member of the family especially during school days. We mainly handle getting our kids ready for school, meals, laundry, and even trying to make a living. No wonder an article from Forbes mentioned how our Kids might be the main reason why we are so tired.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Make the best become better

As most of us know, choosing the right complementary food can help children meet their nutritional needs, enhance growth and development, and can contribute to the prevention of acquiring diseases.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

6 Tips to help your child cope with distance learning

Amidst the mandated lockdown brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, we all have adapted to the "new normal" way of living, and that includes remote learning or distance learning.

While homeschooling is already a thing, the majority of families here in the Philippines are used to school-based learning or traditional education which makes the transition a bit stressful. Some of the factors that contribute to the stress are, not having a stable internet connection, no gadget to use for remote learning, and working parents who cannot monitor their children.

We have our share of challenges and stress as well, but I am saving that topic for another post. This post is intended to share with you some tips to help your kids transition or cope up with distance learning. They may not know how to say it, but kids do feel the stress and pressure too.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Moms are the Protectors of Play

The sudden shift of a mom and kid’s lifestyle has taken significant turns in blurring the lines between work and play. Whether we see it or not, kids experience stress too at a time like this given how they used to go about their day at home with their family or in school with their classmates and friends. Online learning became a big source of frustration among moms and kids, with the demands and adjustments that come in the picture.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Yellow Cab Releases Two New Flavors in Line with their 20th Anniversary

Yellow Cab, one of the top players in the Philippine pizza scene, releases two (2) limited edition NY-Style Thin Crust® pizza flavors in line with their 20th anniversary.

The two new flavors are classic favorites, packed with the same Edge-to-Edge Toppings© on a lighter crust, giving your tastebuds a unique experience, combining a light and chewy middle and a pleasant crisp on the edges.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Easy Dory Kabayaki Recipes: Perfect for the Holy Week

Last Valentine's Day, I shared with you about our quick and easy but oh so fancy Valentine's dinner featuring Sarangani Bay's Dory Kabayaki. And, since it's the Holy Week, and a lot of people, including myself are observing meatless week. I am sharing with you the recipes of the 2 meals I prepped. They are the Dory Kabayaki with Sweet Pea, Corn, and Carrots and Dory Kabayaki with Spinach and Shitake Mushrooms.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Teaching Kids The Value of Money and Saving for their future

I have this memory of me as a kid every Christmas, opening up my alkansya or piggy bank with a big grin on my face.
"Oh, the joy that I'll finally get to buy what I was saving for, that whole year!"
I don't remember how young I was back then, but I know that my parents taught me about saving money at an early age. And that is something Jaear and I are working on with our kids- Tristan, Athena, and Brianna.

It may sound cliche, but as parents, we only want what's best for our children. So aside from providing for their needs, we also equip them with lessons that are not just school taught. And that includes teaching them to have a healthy perspective and attitude towards money and saving, this way we give them a headstart in life.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Join #MyShopeeWish and Win a Home Appliance and Gadgets Bundle from Shopee and Willie Revillame

Shopee along with its newest brand ambassador, Willie Revillame has once more came up with an exciting promo! One lucky Filipino’s dreams will come true with #MyShopeeWish.

#MyShopeeWish is an online contest asking users to submit heartfelt video entries for a chance to win a Mega Package from Shopee and Willie Revillame. The Mega Package includes an exciting selection of gadgets and home appliances from top brands such as a La Germania Gas Stove, LG Refrigerator, Sharp Washing Machine, Union Electric Fan, Ballarini Frying Pan, Samsung Galaxy A12, and Sharp 32-Inch Television.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Philippine Universities get ready to face off at first-ever virtual EU Whiz: Filipino Youth of the FEUture

Colleges and universities across the Philippines are set to gear up for the much-anticipated EU Whiz: Filipino Youth of the FEUture—an annual inter-collegiate competition spearheaded by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Philippines

Since 2006, the EU Whiz has been a fun and exciting way for Filipino students to showcase their knowledge and understanding of the EU and EU-Philippine relations.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Salmon HQ's Salmon Cake and Sushi Bake FTW!

My love affair with sushi and sashimi goes way back from my childhood.  

Salmon HQ's Salmon Cake and Sushi Bake.

I grew up in a big family. Both my mom and my dad have like 12 or 13 siblings. (I know!) I was born on my mom's side in Zamboanga but grew up with my dad's side of the family in La Union. And, growing up in a big family means a lot of family gatherings. We gather when there are occasions and we gather almost every weekend. It was really fun, we would sing along to the karaoke, lots of talks and play, and of course, good food which includes sushi and sashimi! Yum!

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Shopee Rolls Out Co-Streaming Feature on Shopee Live

More people are turning to online platforms for their needs, brands and sellers are turning to entertainment features such as live streams to give consumers an engaging and fun shopping experience. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, provides shoppers a more interactive online buying experience through the new co-streaming feature on Shopee Live, which allows live stream hosts to co-stream with one of their viewers for a more interactive experience.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Can you feel the heat? Here's the perfect summer food for you!

Summer is now, here and in the middle of all the sweltering heat, Salmon HQ has the perfect summer food for you: their famous Salmon Sashimi Cake and Tuna Sashimi Cake. Not only is salmon good for the heart but salmon is also good for the body since it is considered a healthy food.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

#Reinvent Wellness With Globe At Home FB Live event!

On February 27, enjoy a fun fitness weekend featuring your celebrities at Reinvent Wellness @Home: A Virtual Fitfest for All!

Hop on the Globe At Home Facebook page starting at 10 AM for a day full of exciting and insightful activities that highlight the importance of holistic wellness, which takes into account the overall health of the body, mind, and spirit.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Families Reinvent the Disney Experience with Globe At Home

Globe At Home offers its customers a world full of exciting freebies and perks. For one, they get access to a lot of exclusive Globe At Home events and activities all year round, which they can enjoy with the whole family. Recently, parents were able to recreate magical experiences at home with “Disney’s Unboxing Celebrations”.