Friday, October 17, 2014

Belo Collagen Powder Drink #BeYOUTHiful

#BeYOUTHiful Friday, everyone! Here's my latest addiction addition to my anti-aging must haves...Belo Collagen Powder Drink. For the love of anti-aging, to complement my already exhaustive skincare routine, I drink collagen (and a whole lot more)! Ye, the more, the merrier! ^_^

Advanced Anti-Aging Collagen Powder Drink with Hayaluronic Acid by Belo Nutraceuticals
I dream to be Belo-fied, okay, Laser Lipo Arms by Belo to be exact. So tempting. I need to save. Oh well. Who doesn't know Belo, right? So I was delighted to get these goodies. I'm ready to feel even more beautiful and yes, more youthful. Every so often, I like to indulge and treat myself with collagen supplements, but oh my, admittedly a bottle is a bit pricey. I'm so very grateful for these. As Dr. Vicki Belo says, it's time to youthify!

Sharing excerpts from The Elixir to Staying Young By Victoria G. Belo, M.D.
Ever wonder why children from ages one to eight have such beautiful skin? It is precisely because of this abundance of collagen.   
But as we age, the production of collagen in our bodies naturally decline.  This is further affected by stress, daily wear and tear, sun exposure, and other negative factors.  From the age of 20 to 40, the collagen in our skin decreases by about 20%; from the age of 40 to 60, we lose another 40-50%.

That is why in line with our vision to deliver the best and latest in beauty solutions to Filipinos, we have decided to launch our own version. We are proud to introduce a breakthrough product that truly revolutionizes how we look at skin care. Belo Nutraceuticals Collagen Powder Drink provides remarkable anti-aging benefits that work from within.

It is made with high-absorption collagen that provides our skin an abundance of strength, elasticity and resilience. And unlike some collagen drink already available in the market, Belo Nutraceuticals Collagen Powder Drink is infused with Hyaluronic Acid. This increases efficacy, as hyaluronic acid is a moisture magnet that improves skin hydration.

One sachet a day dissolved in your favorite hot and cold beverage, be it coffee or tea, milk or yogurt, is all you need to help keep your skin hydrated and moisturized, restoring its health and suppleness, while minimizing fine lines and sagging.

At the age of 40 though, it is best to take two sachets a day. Its breakthrough patented formulation has undergone extensive study to ensure its quality, safety and efficacy.  You can expect to see a visible difference in just two weeks.
I'm a firm believer of the potency of collagen. Reinforced by Belo and Jun Ji Hyun's Cheon Song Yi in Korean Drama's My Love from Another Star, I'm sold! (You ought to know I'm a big fan of almost-everything-Korean, and my, my, Korean Dramas are great source of anti-aging agents! *teehee)

I take the Belo Collagen Powder Drink with my juice, pressed juice, and coffee. 
Recommended usage of Belo Collagen Powder Drink. Dissolve a sachet in hot and cold beverage, be it coffee or tea, milk or yogurt. In my experience, the jar that came with the press kit, makes dissolving easier for cold beverage.  Almost effortless on coffee. 
Here are more Belo Collagen Powder details...
Belo Nutraceuticals Collagen Powder Drink is safe to drink because the ingredients are mainly composed of vitamins, proteins and amino acids that are either naturally synthesized in the body or a needed supplement. Caution though is given to individuals who are allergic to marine substances, fish being the source of the active collagen ingredient. 
There are no ingredients that will cause an individual to gain weight. *Very important to note! ;-D
It is recommended to start drinking collagen powder drink at 25 years of age. Although, taking the collagen powder under 25 years of age may further prevent the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles. Please note that this is a subjective experience.  
I mentioned that I layer anti-aging goodies, right, but taking Belo Collagen, once a day, minimizes, if not altogether prevents my seasonal breakouts. I did brows and upper lip waxing, without lingering irritations too, which I usually get. Noticeable too is my stronger nails, I usually do something that makes them chip, but not as easily lately. Although, I'm so tempted to up my dosage to 2 sachets per day, maybe once in a while, if I'm feeling indulgent! ;-D  I owe you a #Selfie #Selca (or meantime, please do check out my IG @chicsassymom ;-D). So yes, Collagen is it! Cheers! ^_^

Belo Nutraceuticals Collagen Powder Drink is available in Belo Medical Group clinics, Watsons, Mercury Drugstores and other leading online stores nationwide. It costs Php 113.75 per sachet and Php 1,592.50 for a box of 14 sachets.

#BeYOUTHiful , like Belo Nutraceutical on Facebook, on Twitter @Belo_Essentials, and on IG @belo_essentials






Shakey's Justice League Unlimited Comics Party

We love to party! Awww...and the matching costumes to boot...Daebak! (See my tab dedicated to parties. ^_^) Look, our little Superman is so adorable! 

So cute. DIY Superman Costume. ;-D
For his first birthday party, we did a Justice League Theme. I remember how it was a bit difficult back then, because it's so hard to get matching stuff here. I remember feeling broke heart broken, because I was unsuccessful shopping in Divisoria, so we got most of the goodies from the US.

A couple of months later and to date, Justice League goodies are available here and there. Plus, Shakey's started featuring it too. Yay! Good times, great memories with Shakey's Super Celebration!

Your favorite pizza restaurant chain Shakey’s is making this possible for those who want to throw an unforgettable party for their kids. Bringing in the “superpowers” of DC’s Justice League, Shakey’s is now offering the Justice League Unlimited party package, inclusive of signature dishes, activities, and even props that will further enliven the gathering. Mind you, they even encourage guests to dress up for the party!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Shoes, Yoga, Rain etc.

Annyeonghaseyo! ^_^  Oh Hello, hello!

Oh well, here's a quick roundup of my Instagram (@chicsassymom) posts.

Urban Ashram Brixton. I'm trying to attend FNR (Flexibility Not Required) classes.Ay yai yai! Let's do this!
 I finally made it to Silantro in Kapitolyo, Pasig. I'm in love with the nachos and burrito! I can't wait to go back!
1. #CMGSale A girl can never have too many shoes! OOTD soon! ;-D
2. Beauty Empties: Pantene Aqua Light Conditioner (bought it in Walmart), Wen By Chaz Dean Six Thirteen Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Treatment Lemon Rosemary Vanilla Bean, OGX Moroccan Argan Creme Conditioner (from Target), Bath & Body Works Sleep Night Time Tea Body Wash and Foam Bath (got this in a BBW store on our way to Las Vegas, on Sale, but couldn't find it in other stores though, must be discontinued, too bad about that!), The Cream Factory Scrub.
3. Marks & Spencer Strawberry & Almond Crunch Cereal and Kirkland Organic Soymilk Vanilla
I did mention some misadventures last time, believe me, more came! But, we survived! Thank you, Lord!

Life, oh life, oh life!

I don't know if I mentioned that for the past months and so, I'm doing marketing functions at work, relatively new to me, since I've been with sales for as long as I can remember. Although, I relish the new experience, so much more to learn...I like to refer to it as my sharpening-the-saw moment. Except that at the end of the day, my creative prowess is exhausted! I can't wait to watch Korean dramas!

But still, after work, for a supermom, tutoring duties call and a whole lot more. Thankfully, last week, we had a break through, I found a new tutor for Chase. (I will talk more about it, with accompanying picture to boot.)

Having a tutor means so much to us. It saves our mom-son relationship from possible deterioration and flying/breaking objects. Hah. So this means, after work,  for some "me time", I can actually do a) yoga! (Hmmm...let's talk more about it next time. ) That, or b) read a book (#Four #TheoJames is love, isn't he?) or b) massage or c) watch Korean Drama or d) blog.

 Choice C. Korean Drama is the runaway winner. Of course...Rain is back! #MyLovelyGirl #JungJiHoon My #Bi with Krystal Jung
I wish I can blog as often. I miss blogging. I miss doing #FOTD posts. I miss sharing my son's adventures. I miss my shopping posts. I'm even missing out on this (September 2014) S&R's Members' Treat sale!  Otoke?! So many dramas, so little time!

But still, I have upcoming giveaway in store for you, so please don't go away! I am grateful for everyone, for the brands and PR companies for the support, for the media invites, for the press kits sent my way (I usually can't attend events happening on a weekday,  then on weekends, I save them for family and "me" time.) Soon, I hope to channel some of my superpowers on blogging! I hope not to disappoint! Aja! Aja! Fighting! Cheers! ;-D


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

{Giveaway} Win a Red Ribbon Chocolate Dedication Cake (Updated)

I love the Ber Months! September sweetens it all the more for us because it's our son's birthday month!

A couple more weeks till we celebrate another happiest time of the year, my son's 9th birthday! Oh wow, time flies! My blog is founded on his year on year birthday festivities (see my Parties Page ;-D), I'm so looking forward to another birthday post. 

I'm delighted that Red Ribbon just sweetens it even more, with a Red Ribbon Dedication Cake, I can go beyond the usual “Happy Birthday” greeting on his cake. 

Updated: September 15

I got my son a cake. Look! He loves it! He loves the message, he wants me to post it on FB, and tag him. We can all use a chocolate cake today. Happy Monday!


With Red Ribbon’s Dedication Cake, you can greet your loved ones and place a personal message that your loved one will truly cherish.  And best of all, get a Red Ribbon 8x8 Chocolate Dedication Cake for only P299! So eat more cake! 

So here's us sweetening your days, get a chance to win a Red Ribbon Chocolate Dedication Cake!

Win a Red Ribbon Dedication Cake! #Giveaway

Mechanics:
  • This contest/giveaway is open to my Metro Manila readers and social media subscribers, who will be willing to pick up their prizes at the selected Red Ribbon Shop. 
  • If you're up for a trip in Manila, you will be most welcome to join too! It will be a pleasure, the more, the merrier!
  • One (1) winner of a Red Ribbon Chocolate 8x8 Cake
  • The giveaway runs tonight until September 16, 2014. Terms & Conditions apply. Please read the T&C in the Rafflecopter form. 
  • Please accomplish the Rafflecopter for your entries. For your most unique and creative birthday message, please click the ENTER TO WIN, you will be directed to a Google Doc. Since this is a contest of the most unique & creative birthday message,  we will keep your entries secret. Hah. Competitive much. 
  • For the purpose of the contest, no limit will be set to the number of lines. But friends, please consider that a cake can only hold at most 4 lines. ;-D (Updated: September 15 Oops, I stand corrected, with a Red Ribbon cake, I can go more than 4 lines!!! So here goes, Dear Diary....) 

Click Image!
An interesting pin (in Pinterest) goes by...While a great many things can be resolved with kindness, ever more with laughter, but there are some things that just require cake. I couldn't agree more! Cheers! ^_^

Like Red Ribbon Bakeshop on Facebook for more details. 



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Updates and More Adventures

Annyeong! ^_^ Oh well, this is a late post. This was supposedly posted last Sunday. But several misadventures after, no me time equals no time to blog. Opening lines would have been... "I'm nursing a black eye!" But fret not, everything is okay now! (*Sings to the tune of the OST of my precious Korean drama, It's Okay, That's Love!) 

First off, highlights from my Instagram.

Featured photos: 1) Selfie love. I still owe you a post regarding my Bare Minerals haul, but fave brand to date for my easy peasy office makeup are Bare Minerals, Ecotools Makeup Brushes (uber soft plus non shedding), Shu Uemura (eyelash curler), and Innisfree. I usually do a FOTD a la selfie/selca after a visit to The Brow Studio2) Marks and Spencer Haul. Love everything. Hello, calories! 3) Of course, Innisfree.
4) Spam Tocino. #MustTry
5) Satisfying my #CafeMaryGrace cravings.
6) Cheese platter from my visit at the booth of ScanAsia in the Food and Drinks Asia 2014.
(Line 1, L to R: )
My newest baby love, The Coffee and Bean Tea Leaf Retail Beverage Lines, Ready Coffee, Tea Leaf Selections, Iced Sparkling Tea, not in photo are the Canned Coffee. #MustBuy #MustTry when #TasteMatters! Available in leading supermarkets.
I'm back to 1200 Calorie Diet. Now on Planeat Program again. #WishmeLuck
(Line 2, L to R:)
Cheese and a whole lot more from the Food and Drinks Asia 2014. #WorkandPlay
Trying out Chia Squeeze, sample from the Hong Kong Food Expo
Done Reading Gone Girl. Interesting. Movie coming out soon.
Korean Feast from Jang Ga Nae.
(Line 3, L to R:)
M&S Haul. Seriously good stuff especially when the price is so right! #SaleFinds
Japanese Sakura Jams from HK Food Expo.
More salads from Mary Grace Cafe.
I am addicted to Theo James Four! Alright, and to everything Veronica Roth authored (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant). And yes, love the heroine too, Tris Prior. #MustRead #MustWatch #Dauntless
Oh my! Information overload. Flatter me, please, find me on Instagram @chicsassymom ! ;-D

Now, on to more heartwarming moments, without accompanying photos.

Last Sunday was another inspiring day. Our new Ate went on a day-off (last time she did, she got her hair rebonded! Pretty. Love her to pieces. She's instrumental to my extra, unwanted pounds! Hah.) So it meant I had to do breakfast, lunch, and everything in between. Breakfast was spaghetti and butter(ed) toast. And cheese platter from my haul in the Food & Drinks Expo (see my Instagram). Lunch was fried rice made by Chase (my adorable eight-year old son), and I did a spin-off, Bibimbap. Yum. My son was the sweetest, although he did cause me my black eye by accident. It hurt, I cried! He was so sad, so he went out of his way to help, he earnestly volunteered to cook the fried rice a la Akira's or Benihana's. This was his second attempt, last time we had a falling out because I didn't let him put so much soy sauce, so he boycotted my version of fried rice. This time, I gave him full ownership, head Chef he was for that day. As expected, he overdid the soy sauce. It was salty. He acknowledged it and I had to fix it, hence for the Bibimbap. Anyhow, he felt so bad about it. To make up, he volunteered to wash the dishes. I did most, but I did let him wash the glasses. Tadaaa! He broke one! Strike three for him. Nonetheless, I always think that a glass breaking is better than something else. He mentioned he was unlucky, but I assured him that everything will be okay, (since it usually comes in three's), and we already had our fill of adventures for the day. As always, we kiss and hug, and all is well!

The story of my life, love and mommyhood, that's all for today! Cheers! ^_^

P.S. I have giveaways coming soon. I'm already behind requested timeline. Please stay tuned. 


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Wifey to JB and Mommy to Chasey :) It's said that one's eyes are windows to one's soul. True! My eyes twinkle when I'm happy, they light up with my smile. I’m no frills! I'm easy to read (except during Poker). I easily get teary eyed on practically both happy and sad things. I'm overly emotional! UP,Toy Story 3, and Glee made me cry with delight.My hubby is my source of strength. He balances that side of my personality. He made me a more self-reliant person.I love being a mom. But be it known that I tend to be OC, paranoid, and definitely see my self as a stage mom.I can't help but throw him parties every year.I love to read. If there is a lifetime membership to Book Lover's Club, I've probably signed in as early as Grade 1. I'm blessed to have a special relationship with God. He is my confidante. I practically talked to him anywhere and anytime about anything. I'm a Kapampangan and supposedly known for having culinary skills.This still needs to be found perfected, but for sure, I can say I'm a gourmand!I love to eat and it shows!Oh well!Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder and Happiness is only a state of mind. From today onwards, I intend to live in a Happy Mode!Cheers!