Sunday, November 19, 2017

How To Spot An Urban Mom?


WARNING: article may contain 'generalizing' -like opinions that will irritate haters but chill people, this is the kind of article that you should read with a cheerful heart. I mean, relax... don't take it seriously bae, because seriously this is just for fun!

Purpose.
Nope, it's not Mothers' Day. moving on...
Sincerely - as a mommy myself, my empathy towards other fellow mommies is genuine. Whenever I get the chance to listen about their sacrifices, diligence, struggles and victorious journey - it warms my heart, every single time. If you ask me, (yet merely basing from my own observation) I can actually see that modern mothers have different challenges that not every mothers of older generations can relate to. Therefore, allow me to create a simple yet a creative entry - tribute to all loving, amazing urban mothers of today's generation.


Who is this pokemon?
Being that 'urban mom' has nothing to do with her professional career life, how much she's earning, she could be a lady working in a corporate world (or not), a businesswoman, a stay-at-home or a work-at-home-mom, anything. Although basically, she's living in an 'urban jungle'; they are also classified as the millennials (sometimes generation X). Most importantly, she's that 'hands-on' modern woman when it comes to raising her children despite the modern life's demands and challenges. (and again) the characteristics mentioned are just the basics - to know more, below are the rest sets of qualities of an urban mom (inspired from my own creativity' *smirk )


Advocacies Junky
This junky you are dealing with is typically an educated, independent woman. She's capable of rationalizing stuff, better decision maker, loves good causes and that is why her 'advocacies basket' always runs out of space. To give you an idea, let me quickly go through some of it - there's a group composed of nursing moms that supports each other with their breastfeeding venture, while there's one with formula feeding moms. Another group about baby-wearing, natural birth advocates, cloth diaper movement and more.

Cynical bae
Maybe you've always known her as a gentle, considerate, kind-hearted woman (or she really is - genuinely) however, you'll be surprised that at one point she'll consider your un solicit advices as something very annoying or even insulting. She gets cynical and you can't blame her because 'mom shaming' is real deal. Maybe her 'ways' is different from yours - well, as long as it will not harm anybody then try hard to keep your 'reasonable' opinion away from the mean time. Don't even dare 'advising' her like you are perfect and she's a mess - you'll might get into trouble, burning bridges, etc.  lol So, my advice would be - play safe with this woman. No worries, soon enough ( if you're lucky and when she's extremely desperate) she will directly approach you for advice. lol


Critical bae
She did her homework, she knows where to stand at every aspects of child rearing and as a matter of fact - convinced that her strategies are workable / effective for her and kids. In other words, she already spent hundreds of hours-online: researching, reading parenting articles/memes, not to mention forums engagements: instead of asking her mom's opinion, She realized that it's her right to raise her kids with her own ways and terms. Well, when I say 'strategies of  raising her kids' that includes her children's physical, emotional and mental approach. So, when she says - "don't give my kids M&Ms!" you better not- because she means business.

Priorities Shift
Weird shift of priorities in a sense that her interest on stuff or basis when shopping will mainly benefit her offspring. She now - appreciates good inventions/stuff that will make her life easier, like you'll be surprised to know that she actually would prefer that amazing innovative baby bag more than a Gucci. That is no joke! and when essential oils matters than owning more perfumes, child proofing the house is top priority than interior design or when getting sleep is desirable more than sex! hahaha! (the list goes on...)


In God she trust but trusts no baby-sitters!
She usually lives separately from her parents, opposite from what traditional norms suggests. As much as possible, she wanted to build and care for her family independently without the help of her mom because she's the idealistic type. We all know there's a (maybe a few) downside(s) to it. For one, basically she can't possibly go anywhere without tagging her tots along. When asking for parent(s) help might be the only option, she worry that it will only burden them. So sometimes, she would hire a nanny / a baby-sitter but never trusts them! A supposedly - few hours movie date with her partner will probably end up doing groceries done less than an hour. lol true story!


Tell me your opinion!
So, what do you think? can you recall anybody with these qualities or were you able to identify yourself as an 'urban mom' yourself? Let me know at the comment section if there's anything I need to add. If you enjoyed going through my theory of an 'urban mom' please do share this article to fellow mommies who will also enjoy reading my work. Love and peace to all of us, cheers to modern motherhood!

Do you want to know more of my thoughts on motherhood? try reading this one too: Fashion Trends That Could Harm Your Babies.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

For Hair Styling Without Doing Anything To Your Natural Hair

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa Celebrates the 2nd Year of National Pampering Day

When it comes to pampering on a national scale, Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa holds the only spot. After introducing the celebration of the National Pampering Day last year, Nailaholics is back at it again this 2017 with an amplified nationwide celebration of relaxation that everyone is looking forward to this October 17.


The National Pampering Day got off to a good start last year where Nailaholics offered free manicure service and a stress relieving hand massage from 10 AM to 12 NN on all their branches nationwide. This year, everyone will be treated to a free service of their choice: a soothing manicure, calming foot spa or a relaxing foot massage.


“We Filipinos are very hardworking in any given aspect of our lives and a nation of energetic and industrious people best deserves real pampering once in a while. This year, as Nailaholics celebrates the 2nd National Pampering Day, we go deeper and dedicate this to everyone and remind them to take it slow, take it easy, zone out and relax for a while.” said Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa.


“With last year’s success of the National Pampering Day, we are back this year with a bigger and much more enjoyable day of pampering. In partnership with the number one salon brand and most beloved nail lacquer brand in the world, O.P.I., National Pampering Day 2017 will accommodate more guests with the extension of pampering time until 1PM.  Also, the best thing about this year’s National Pampering Day is that it will be in support to World Vision, The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Save Philippine Seas” added Amaro.


So save the date and get ready to park away any thoughts of work because the only responsibility you have is to loosen up. Wind down and head down to any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa branch on October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) from 10 AM to 1 PM and get yourself a free relaxing manicure, foot spa or foot massage.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

My Ultimate Guide For Anything Automobile: Cars.com

Owning a vehicle means freedom and independence from anyone around you. You can do things on your own plus a lot more. It will be okay if you are living in a summer like country whole climate year round, but when you are living in a place where there are four seasons, you must learn how to drive and have your own car.

In owning a car, you got to have a guide before your purchase. It should be a guide from the car experts like Cars.com. You can learn so many things from this website that serves and helps car shoppers since 1998. When you are confused on what you will buy, you can make car comparisons, search for the specifications of the car, and read car reviews. You can also check for the latest car videos if you want to. With Cars.com you can search for used vehicles, brand new vehicles, certified pre-owned, and cars for sale by owners. When you choose what car to buy, you can search for different car dealers near your place. And always remember to compare car dealers so that you can enjoy the most affordable priced car for your savings. Will you make Cars.com as part or as a guide to buying the car that you need and want?

Although this is a sponsored post, I must admit that I personally am grateful for an extremely helpful and informative website like this one. I've used this website for important information such as in choosing the right baby car seat for my babies (and more). Therefore, don't just take my word for it; I encourage you to explore it, you'll thank me later. *wink

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pregnant OOTD Series: #LADYBOSS


Pregnant OOTD Series.
As a person who's into style, honestly - I can't imagine myself wearing all those typical or normal maternity dresses/outfit I'm seeing at the clothing department! There are options I can see online but sometimes they are way too pricey for me. In order to be creative with my resources, I think it is wise to make use of my basic-wear and transform it into pregnant's chic yet comfy outfits. Remember ladies that from time to time, I'll post some of my favorite pregnant style without breaking the bank therefore watch out for my very own 'Pregnant OOTD Series'.


A sheer blouse.
Ideally, loose dresses are highly recommended for the blessed pregnant women. Although it is in fact a comfortable outfit style, I have to admit that I only have kept (or shopped) a few of it. In order to be creative and wise in spending, I have to make use of garments that are already available. I got that loose sheer blouse from Forever 21. It has a V neck-line (enough length to show off your cleavage if you have one! no justice for me though. lol) If you are a working mom, the probability of owning a sheer blouse just like this one - is high. haha! When you think you need a maternity dress to work, think again lovelies...don't give up on your office style pieces so easily.


High waist body con skirt.
For me, this is like my favorite garment for my baby bump! I love showing off my huge baby bump around so this is my way of doing it. I also got the 'feeling' (the kind like the petty ones we have) that if I'm wearing a loose garment, it will just appear as extra tummy fats. I prefer to emphasize the shape of my baby bump rather leaving them crowd confused. (especially those body-shaming-judgmental folks). Make sure though that the type of textile you have is the comfortable type, flexible and stretchy. I got this beaut from Cotton On.



The right accessories.
I only have like a handful of fashion accessories. I don't have much but the ones that I got are my absolute favorite pieces, every single one of them (if I can wear them everyday, I would but I don't have high expectations on jewelries or fashion accessories from retail store because eventually they will tarnish away). The pieces that I'm wearing is a mix and match from Forever 21 and H&M.


Purse.
I know that you don't normally see me with pink colors, but actually I don't mind having pops of colors either. I got this pink purse from a friend's garage sale and glad I bought it considering the quality and the brand.

#ladyboss
Whether you're a leader of an organization, manager or a boss - one way to show people around us (at the work place) that we mean business is by wearing the right outfit because that way, people will take us seriously. So, if you're pregnant or not; try to put some effort on your office attire to show them that you're charge! wink**** Before I end, below are some snap shots of me before my ootd's shoot enjoying free treat from Bigby's. haha!



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hair Products: Why I Must Use Hairfood Co.



Originally, I've planned on writing a review for Hairfood Co.'s about their products that I've been using and adore. However, I worry that my reader would expect me to do just that, because that will only mean that I'm kinda predictable (lol) I know that I'll be giving them that '5 star reviews' (like how the majority of reviewers did for them too) because undeniably, their products are indeed magical. So, in order to have a topic that will stand out a bit (instead of opting my typical way of introducing a brand) allow me to discuss things of why I must use Hairfood Co. Hopefully this information will WOW you away!  benefit you as well. lol
That's me with curly and obviously dry and damage hair due to hair color, styling heat and spray

Reason Number 1: Natural sources without the artificial substance.
For by now I am positive that almost anybody already knew the benefits of using natural based products. Products with natural essence will somehow help lessen the risk of getting cancer or any type of diseases linked to dangerous chemicals such as parabens, silicones, sulfates, (etc). Ultimately, this is something that Hairfood Co.'s proud about; using only natural ingredients on every products they come up/make. Just an 'fyi' Health, beauty and even environmental conscious people all over the globe are into this trend since it is really beneficial not only to the user but also to our dearest environment. This is something I look forward to as I age; pursue health and wellness, approve environmental advocacy.

one of my favorite products from Hairfood Co.

My personal conviction using commercialized products.
Even with today's easy access to information, it's frustrating to think that I had no chance of knowing the ugly truth about the chemicals being used in our shampoos and other beauty products that we are using every single day. Thanks to Hairfood Co., with their information I was able to realize the risks of constant exposure to harmful chemicals. Can't imagine how many million times I have soaked my head with those ugly stuff...uugghhh, yuck! My guilt builds up with my baby around - imagine the chemical traces all over my body while breastfeeding my poor child. what a nightmare!


Reason Number 2: Effective essentials used in generations
I can see that this company did their research well on every products they come up with. Most natural ingredients used in their products are basing from ancient asian wisdom that are proven to be really effective from generations to generations. That is why I am confident that their product will be able to deliver its magic due to that knowledge.

Through my own experience
I was breastfeeding my son a couple of months ago before this brand was introduced to me. During my breastfeeding journey, I was losing so much hair - I thought I'm going bald! Although (fortunately I did not go bald lol) but I did lose like a sack of hair during that stage. But when I started using their shampoo and conditioner (I recommend the Reborn Set {picture above}), I can see ga-zillion of tiny hair started to grow! Well, for me that was impressive since no other shampoo helped me grow my hair back after just a few weeks of using it.


Reason Number 3: Cheaper source for natural based products
Not only that I like their packaging (I always love brands with good packaging ) and their branding so much, I also like the fact that despite using expensive natural oils and creams they are making sure that everything are still affordable. Talk about effective product, a well thought packaging, all natural stuff with affordable price tag; I call it 'sulit ' (worth every penny)! Another thing, I can't help but notice how thoughtful they are to their customers by offering discounts and amazing deals so frequently. I love good deals - so why not? :)

With Sir Ralph the founder of Hairfood Co, a down-to-earth businessman during their Opening at SM Downtown Premier

Reason Number 4: Let us support local brands/businesses

Do you know, that when we buy local products - we are actually helping our economy? Of course! That's why I'll always recommend every person I know to continue buying locally made products because when we do that; we are helping local brands to not only survive but to thrive, Hopefully a brand that we can be proud of internationally. Imagine economic breakthroughs like job opportunities and more - if we help each other. To say the least, I admire this act of patriotism; therefore another reason why I should start using their products.

End.
I hope this article will somehow convince you to experience the brand yourself.  Visit them soon at SM Downtown Premier, ground floor. In the meantime, you can visit their facebook page here and don't forget to hit ' like' or follow their Instagram here. Gracias!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

CDO's Newest Clothing Store: Uniqlo LifeWear

"This is LifeWear"
"UNIQLO LifeWear. Simple made better."

I am a style and fashion enthusiast basing in Mindanao; when some time ago we only have to make do with what we have in the city. I was so happy to know about Uniqlo's opening, one of Japanese' popular clothing retailers are finally here. After deciding about experimenting minimalist style for fashion, I was hoping that I could shop at clothing store such as Uniqlo and apparently wish granted!

Why Uniqlo?
"Fashion shouldn't be a burden" a nugget of wisdom that I read somewhere in their Spring Summer 2017 magazine - which to me, makes a lot of sense because that is the same principle that I truly believe in when it comes to style. Wear comfort with style, and that's what this store is all about. With its Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity; apparel are designed to be of the time and for the time, with modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of our style.








Japanese style and fashion
I've always knew that Tokyo Japan is a style capital for fashion (or at least for south east asians) covering extreme to minimalist fashion trends. Aside from being a trend setter nation, their fashion industry has always been dedicated about producing quality and affordable clothing that will meet the needs of all style enthusiasts. Talking about meeting the style needs of every fashion observer, Uniqlo prepared an array of style choices for Muslims in Mindanao.















Uniqlo, here in CDO.
Visit their store at SM Downtown Premier, close to the information booth located at the ground floor of the mall. Please do 'like' their facebok page for more style update, promos, and the likes.







It was a blast attending their Exclusive Media and VIP Event together with fellow bloggers. Mayor Oca Moreno's was among Uniqlo's executives on the their stage for their store blessing.