A New You for the New Year with with Proactiv System’s 3-step solution


Would you agree if I say that a new year should be enough motivation to show off to the whole world a new and much better Y-O-U!

It’s true that a new year can be a challenge as well when it comes to improving our overall health and well-being, especially that we are facing the year usually beset with “unhealthy” practices, particularly eating.  I mean, who could ignore, Lola’s paella or Tita’s Macaroni Salad.

But I believe, and so should you that a new and healthy year begins with a new look, a cleaner, and fresher face, with less of the acne breakouts and other blemishes, and of course lots of positive vibes.

It’s definitely attainable!

Thanks to the award-winning Proactiv System 3-step solution, no less.

Proactiv is the world’s leading acne treatment brand in the US and the world over. Its tried and tested 3-step skin treatment system is unparalleled. It’s smart, works fast and is the most effective anti-acne remedy in the market today. No other brand can live up to Proactiv’s undeniable reputation and superiority in treating acne, and that’s a proven fact.

And because the Proactiv 3-way system is simple and easy to follow makes it more appealing to today’s generation of individuals who live a fast-paced lifestyle, where skincare often takes a back seat.

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to memorize these 3 easy steps to achieve glowing and blemish-free skin for the new year and a new you. Start with the Proactiv Renewing Cleanser, then Revitalize with the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner and finally, Repair with the Proactiv Repairing Treatment.

Yes, there may be challenges if you desire to have an acne-free face for the next year and to improve your life, health and look and feel great. You have to learn to manage everything from your diet (fewer calories, fatty, and junk food) to even managing stress levels to prevent unsightly acne breakouts. But don’t fret because the Proactiv 3-Step solution is here.

The Proactiv Solution is available at Php 2,495 for the 30-day kit and Php 3,995 for the 60-day kit. Just visit any Watsons and SM Department stores nationwide.



The Looping Squizz 2.0 Stroller


Let’s talk, mom-to-mom…

I’m sure you’ve had those moments having trouble with your child’s stroller, cause in all honesty I did.  Now that all my four kids have grown up into teens and young adults, I have forgotten all about the hard stuff (even silly ones) my husband and I dealt with hauling heavy and bulky strollers.

Whatever situation you have, a stroller is as fundamental as any baby gadgets that are setting foot on the market today.  Ours, no matter how heavy it was had been of help to us, as every kid of ours have been growing up.  We have four kids and we have had more than two of it in our lifetime, and I was never pleased with any of them. Continue reading

Filipinos’ Choiced Product to Beat Acne

A portrait of a Young asian woman preesing her face, trying remove acne

It’s irrevocable when I say that Filipinos are very particular about the types of products that they use on their skin. Most of us Filipinos like to read about various brands and would out our way to try different products to find out which suit our skin type.

We all want to have flawless skin, I mean, don’t you?  We take it so serious when we talk about pimples and skin issues especially on our face.  You can not find even one person who does not dread it. Most of the times, these bumps break one’s confidence. Teens for instance, prefer to stay home when they have pimple problems because it is easily noticed by their peers.

Good thing America’s #1 acne treatment system is here and has been helping Filipinos with pimple problems regain their confidence.

Thanks to Proactiv Solution.

The Proactiv Solution clears problematic spots and prevents acne before it starts for a fresh-looking, blemish-free skin. The solution kit is composed of several products developed by top international dermatologists and covers a 3-Step System the guarantees a clear and healthy skin.

Available at Watsons and SM Department Stores, Proactiv has 30-Day kit (Php 2,495) for first time users who wish to try the product and a 60-Day kit (Php 3,995) for those who have been enjoying Proactiv’s many benefits. Proactiv offers a money-back guarantee.

With Proactiv Solution, more people now have the chance to fight back on acne.

The Baby Hygiene Specialist: BIOLANE From France Now in Manila

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Every day, your baby’s skin must adjust to a new environment, one we must pay close attention to especially in this day and age. Your baby’s skin is the first line of protection from external stress, like rubbing on nappies and clothing, unsuitable products, bacteria from exposure to urine and stool, and harsh environmental elements. How many times have you worried about your newborn’s dry skin, or panic when you notice a rash on your baby’s bum?

Moms want only the absolute best and safest products for their little ones.

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Created in 1972, Biolane has been making hygiene and care products specially formulated to protect and meet the needs of a baby’s delicate skin. Developed by Laboratoires BIOPHA, in Vendée, rance, Biolane products are created with natural ingredients suitable for even the most fragile and sensitive skin. They are guaranteed without alcohol, parabens, phenoxyethanol, and essential oils. In fact, Biolane has been used for more than 40 years in maternity wards and is constantly being recommended by doctors all over the world.

Each Biolane product is enriched with Hydra-bléïne, a patented natural plant-based formulation made using only active natural ingredients such as wheat oil and plant proteins. It is dermatologist-tested and clinically proven to work on two levels: protection by limiting skin dehydration and hydration by nourishing and enriching the epidermis by acting as a barrier against attacks on the skin, such as lipid removal through washing and changes in temperature, air, and water quality. Hydra-bléïne allows your baby’s skin to maintain its natural hydro-lipid balance.

Aside from Hydra-bléïne, Biolane products contain a limited number of ingredients in order to minimize the risk of allergies. Materials are of natural origin and all our formulas are guaranteed to ensure safety and efficiency. Not only do our products protect, they also encourage well-being and make every moment shared with your baby a moment of sweetness and pure tenderness.

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Products available in the Philippines include Bath Time products: 2-in-1 Body and Hair Cleanser, Essential Cleansing Emulsion, Extra Rich Soap, Gentle Shampoo, and Shower Gel and Bath Foam; No-Rinse Cleansing products: Gentle Cleansing Milk, Pure H20,Sensitive Wipes, and Thick H20 Baby Wipes; Diaper and Baby Care products: Liquid Talc, Water Based Cream, Arnica Gel, Moisturizing Spray, Nourishing and Moisturizing Cream, Soothing Cream, Sun Cream Baby, and Sweet Almond Oil Spray; and Atopy and Eczemaprone skin products: Dermo-Paediatrics Hair and Body Gel, Dermo-Paediatrics Soothing Cleansing Oil, Dermo-Paediatrics Miscellar Solution, Dermo-Paediatrics Diaper Rash Cream, and Dermo-Paediatrics Moisturizing Cream. What’s more, Biolane also looks out for moms during pregnancy and post birth with products that are safe for both mother and child, like our Nursing Cream, Stretch Marks Cream, and Stretch Marks Dry Oil.

Biolane’s flagship store is located at the 4th Floor, SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall. Biolane products are also available in Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Alabang, Rustan’s Edsa Shangri-La, Rustan’s Gateway, Rustan’s Cebu, The Parenting Emporium, The Nest, Baby & Beyond, Babies to Toddlers, and Milk & Honey.

Why Progressive Education Fits Modern Learners


Even for a mom who took the theories of Early Childhood Education seriously is still confounded on what kind of learning is suitable for our child.  Many would say and I would also agree that finding the right school isn’t a walk in the park.  Growing up in a traditional way of learning, you can’t help but compare, each practice has it’s own style and theory which may or may not enhance your child’s capability.  Yet, after trying to know some salient things about education (being a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Education), I still succumb to traditional.

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Lots of Good Deals for Summer Footwears at ELRO’s SHOE’S HOLIDAY

1- Discount PosterFrom work, to shopping, to island hopping and more, your feet are the most exhausted with all your activities. It carries your body weight while it takes you to every place at your whim. Pampering your sole with a foot massage may be good, but reward it with something better, something that can last and be felt longer, like a comfortable footwear that will still keep your style at bay. And the best part is you can do this when you go to ELRO’s Shoe Holiday.

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IMG_0427Christmas has always been a special thing: A time to make memories, gather friends and family with the most awaited holiday spread in every party. Since it’s a season to shine and to be dazzling, Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute Medical Director Claudine Roura shares these doable dieting tips without abstaining or skipping your round of favorite festive food.

1. Consider a Wellness Party.
From the intensely exciting Zumba to heart pumping body jam, why not make this merry season of Christmas a time to be really happy and healthy? If you happen to be the host, consider a wellness party with guilt-free menu to takes center stage in your party! This activity not only fires up the happy hormone endorphin with the added benefit of burning 380-400 calories in an hour, it will also leave your guests to be more excited with your specially prepared multicourse meal. Just make sure to be consistent with your theme and opt for a spread that’s tasty but with only guilt-free ingredients to boot.

2. Refresh and Hydrate
Go easy on your cocktails and champagne but remember to sip in indulgence a fresh glass of water. “Don’t be confused between hunger and thirst, make sure to drink minimum of 8 glasses to avoid unnecessary food cravings, advises Dr. Claudine. “Since water is the basic foundation for the body to efficiently and effectively burn calories, you don’t have to wait for yourself to feel thirsty before downing yourself with water as it’s already a sure sign of dehydration.” But if you don’t want to miss the fizz and save tons of calories at the same time, there’s always a sparkling water as a satisfying alternative.

3. “Binge Fest” is Never a Good Idea.
“Save yourself from low blood sugar and high cortisol levels, which means you’ll crave for sugary and caloric food,” warns Dr. Claudine. So a word to wise: Don’t fast in the hours leading up to the party and go all out uncontrollably. Instead, fuel and fill yourself with fruits, salad, raw veggies, and nuts few hours before the feast.

4. Choose Wisely.
Whether it’s a buffet or a sit down affair, always take time to scan the menu and pick only the items that are considered a winner in your repertoire of favorites: flavorful, filling, and festive. Easy on sweets, fatty, and oily food and start off with greens and clear soup. Since this is a season to splurge, pick the types you don’t usually eat at home such as steak, lobster, or lechon.

5. Strengthen your willpower with Contours’ Acutrim
Dr. Claudine also sheds light on the reason behind creeping scale readings: “Overeating is multifactorial, meaning there are a number of reasons we can pinpoint for someone’s uncontrollable eating habit. From poor choice of food, hormones, lack of quality sleep, to stress eating, we know it could lead to unwanted pounds”. However, you would be glad to know that there’s a painless, safe, and effective way to control unnecessary food cravings and when overeating overtakes you: Acutrim. Tapping on the ear’s appetite centers of the brain through microcurrent stimulator, this drugless and non-needle acupuncture is a powerful yet healthy weight loss alternative that suppresses the appetite, increase body metabolism, and boost weight loss. For only P7, 000 with 4 weekly sessions, this treatment is a totally relaxed way to condition the brain to exercise restraint on food. Since the effect of the last treatment usually extends for another 4 to 6 weeks, don’t be surprised if you have already developed a new habit of eating less while feeling satiated in small amounts. Yes, it’s a behavioral modification to eating that ensures long term weight loss maintenance without short changing yourself!

To know more about AcuTrim, contact main clinic at (632) 5564878 or email drclaudine@rouradermsurgery.com. Follow as well social media pages for regular updates on promotions and events: Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute on Facebook and @contours_ph on Instagram. For a complete list of services and branches, visit http://www.contours.com.ph