Hello again #DashingMomSquad, yes here we are again for another product review. Like what you have read this one I'll be reviewing about the Most Raved Nichido Final Powder. Before anything else let me discussed to you what is a Final powder or as we say Finishing Powder. Basically Finishing powder is use AFTER setting powder to blur fine lines and pores, it will give you an extra-perfect look.


nichido final powder review

Product Claims: Picture perfect-skin in any light, highlights you with soft sheer, flawless effect that keeps natural glow, with this final touch it evens skintone and disguising imperfections.
nichido final powder in creamy glow

Size: Net wt. 25g / 0.88oz
Manufactured by : Goldline Cosmetics Mfg. Corp.
Shades available: Creamy Glow, So Natural, Ivory Glow
Where to buy: Watsons, Robinsons Department Stores, SM Department Stores

Packaging

 packaging

Nichido Final Powder comes with a puff that you can use to apply the product. One I first open it it is sealed with a sticker like. The puff is soft with a handle.

nichido final powder creamy glow
It is a little bit of flesh color with tiny bits of glitters

creamy glow swatched
I swatched the powder to my skin and it really blends out well

I'm using this powder for quite a long time now but it is only now that I'm sharing my thoughts to you. Nichido Final Powder is being talked about with a lot of beauty bloggers and Youtubers. That is why I tried it; I'm just new in this make up thingy called Baking. Baking refers to letting translucent powder sit on you face for five to ten minutes, which allows the heat from your face to set your based foundation and concealer, and then dusting it off your face, leaving you with a creaseless, flawless finish.

dashing mom with baked face
I'm at the office while doing my make-up


In order to do Baking for your face I usually use my Nichido Final Powder as Finishing powder and a damp sponge or the puff that comes with the Nichido final powder. First is to finish your foundation and concealer. Then by using your damp sponge, get a right amount to cover first your under eye area, T zone area. There are times that I do cover my face all over for an extra coverage. Leave it for about 5-10 minutes then brush it out with a clean buffing brush to remove the excess powder to my face.The color of the powder does not effect my make up color even it has some yellow undertone color. It adds a little bit of coverage to my face and it sets the foundation that I put to my face.

nichido on dashing mom face



Unipak-mackerel-giveaway

Here is a simple recipe that your kids will surely enjoy without noticing that it contains fish. In addition, I used Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil in this recipe.

Ingredients

  •  1(200g) can of Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup of diced green bell pepper
  • 1 pc of  burger patty
  • 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of celery
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
  • 5 calamanci, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

 Directions

  1. Open the can of  Uni-Pak Mackerel and remove the big bones that you can found and take off the skin.
  2.  Put the fish meat in a bowl and flake it.
  3. Get a separate bowl and mix together mozzarella cheese, burger patty, red and green bellpeppers.
  4. Add the beaten egg, breadcrumbs and the flake meat. Mis it well.
  5. Shape into 12 equal cakes or depending to your desired shape.
  6. Add oil to a skillet and fry cakes on each side until the cakes turns into golden brown (approx. 3- 5 minutes on each side)
  7. Don't forget to drain the oil within the cakes with a paper towels. Serve it immediately.
mackerel-cakes

 Here is the finished Mackerel Cakes, the red and green peppers brings the color to the cakes while the celery gives that aromatic fragrance of it and most specially our hidden ingredient the Uni-Pak Mackerel gives that yumminess and unique flavor that surely your kids will love to eat on their lunch.


I know that you are asking why do I choose Uni-Pak Mackerel to create this recipe? First it is a healthy choice, it is fish with rich in healthy polyunsaturated fats known as long-chain omega-3 oil, which can help boost heart health. It also a good source of protein and B vitamins, particularly vitamin B12. A 3-ounce serving provides nearly 700 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin B12. And mackerel offers tremendous amounts of selenium, a mineral that helps to protect our cells against damaging free radicals. 

Slord Development Corporation the makers of Uni-Pak perfectly preserve all of the nutrients that can be found within the Mackerel fish, Uni-Pak Mackerel is made of high-quality fish. SLORD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, a HACCP accredited manufacturer of canned goods, was established on the 15th of April 1985. The primary purpose of which is: to engage and maintain in the business of importing, exporting, distributing, trading and servicing of all kinds of goods, wares,and merchandise which are or may become articles of commerce on wholesale and retail; and
to act as a factor, manufacturer's representative, commercial broker, commission agent, distributor and in any other representative capacity for domestic and foreign companies.So If you want to tryout this recipe or create your own recipe with the help of Uni-Pak Join my giveaway details are written below.

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Make brushing more fun with Minions & Harvey
To my #DashingMomSquad Mommies and Daddies out there who is asking how you can you make brushing more fun for the family? Here are some of my personal tips for you.I know teaching your toddler how to brush their teeth is so hard, as in hard, because they tend just to eat that minty toothpaste and play with the brush.

Tip #1:

 Download a video from YouTube about how to brush the teeth. Remember your target is to teach them how to brush their teeth on their own in a right way.I prefer two kinds of video; first one is a toddler like them that is brushing his teeth.


So that he can mimic the actions of the kid in the video.Second is that jolly video of an animated kid who can teach him, brushing his torch with fun background songs and lyrics.


Tip #2:

 I always join my kid and do brush my teeth whenever he needs to; this tip is very reliable because he tends to do the same steps you are doing.

Tip #3: 

Before we start brushing, I always sing to him this song, "Brush, brush, brush your teeth, " I repeat this lyrics and he become excited to do so..

Tip #4:

Have a schedule of when he needs to brush his teeth; this tip will help him remember that on that specific time he needs to brush his teeth. I do Every morning after waking up, lunch time and before going to bed.

Tip #5

Buy him a tooth brush that is catchy to his eyes. This I prefer his favorite cartoon character the minions. By the way we always buy him a brush From Colgate with a Minion theme.

Colgate Minions Set and Harvey
We are lucky to receive this Set of Colgate from Nuffnang. Thank you


This brush is so soft, perfect for his delicate gums and perfectly cleanse his teeth. Then the brush is made from rubber and it has a suction cup for easy and fun upright storage that your kid will surely enjoy. A plus they also have Colgate Minions bubble fruit flavor toothpaste, that specially designed for kids ages 6 and below with a Minion picture on it. Clinically-proven cavity and enamel protection that is safe for your child as it cleans with that minty fruity taste.


Minion Colgate After smile
Harvey can now smile with confidence with Colgate

Lastly, make sure to enjoy this simple bonding moment with your child because memories like this will last for a life time as he grows old.

Dashing Mom and Harvey
After the brushing


 Grab one for your child it is available for the following varients:

Colgate Minions Kids 2-5 Years Old (Junior) Oral Care Pack : Order Link 
Colgate Minions Kids 5-9 Years Old (Youth) Oral Care Pack: Order Link 

Make your child expereince this newest craze!


With summer holiday just around the corner, Dubai-based celebrity, model and fitness guru Rania Gamal went to the Philippines recently to discover breathtaking places that will surely enjoy by people living in Dubai and the rest of the Middle East region and will be the perfect getaway destination for the upcoming holiday season.


BATANGAS and MANILA
Rania Gamal visited one of the countrys popular summer destinations for locals Batangas. Rania stayed at Acuatico Beach and Resort Hotel that was owned by the famous Filipino designer Mama Rene Saluds family. During her stay, Rania enjoyed the stunning beach and sunset in the property. She has experience local food like seafood, Batangas lomi, Barako coffee, to name a few, where she found exactly right for Middle Easterns to try.
During her stay in Batangas, Rania also had a photoshoot for Playboy Philippines Renegade issue where she is on their prestigious cover and for luxury travel magazine Xpedition Middle East.
After Batangas, Rania explored the bustling city of Manila where she stayed at City of Dreams in Pasay City.
With close to 100,000 tourist arrival from the Middle East region in 2016, Rania encourages more people from region to visit the Philippines and explore its stunning beaches and hospitable people.
I plan to visit more cities in the Philippines on my next visit. I would like to explore the beaches of Boracay and Palawan as I heard they have the worlds best beaches and coastlines
With Middle Eastern continuously looking for a place to spend their holidays, I believe that it is high time for Philippines to be recognize as the MUST SEE summer destination most especially for Middle Eastern travelers
I hope that many establishment will cater more to Muslim tourists like halal food options and halal kitchen so Muslim travelers will be more confident on visiting the country
The Middle East market are known as quality travelers they stay longer and spend bigger compared to other to tourism markets.
Rania Gamal plans to collaborate further with Philippine Department of Tourism Middle East office to further promote the Philippines in the Middle East region.



About Rania Gamal

Rania Gamal is a Dubai-based fitness guru, model, actress and TV presenter. She started modelling when she was 17 years old while living in Germany and was the face of Loreal products and the cover of different international magazines. Rania loves traveling the world and she can speak 5 languages fluently including Arabic, English, Danish, German and French. Rania is also a fitness, lifestyle, and health aficionado teaching women not only to eat healthily but also about being independent and being empowered. She had her post graduate diploma in PR & Journalism at World Media Academy, a school accredited by Washington-based ICFJ (International Centre for Journalist). Rania Gamal was also the official host for P. O. W. E. R. E. D. (Professional Overseas Women Empowerment, Recognition and Equality Day) held in Vesna Restaurant and Lounge at Conrad Hotel.

EB advance make-up remover oil based

I'm searching for an oil based makeup remover, I tend to try on a "Mas murang item segment" for my upcoming YouTube Channel that can easily fit an average Filipino make-up lover. Ever Bilena Advance Make-up Remover, is a perfect match because it only retails for a low price 120pesos. Now I will try to give it a shot and review it for you guys. Searching the net, I can't find any image of this new packaging from Ever Bilena make-up remover. So I'm here for you guys to give it a little bit of an overview. So lets get started.

Directions :

Shake well before use. Moisten a piece of cotton and gently wipe make-up off around the eye area until make-up is removed. Use separate cotton balls to remove eye, lip, and face make-up.

Ingredients: 

Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isododecane, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba esters, Phenoxyethanol, Ultramarines.

The container is neatly packed in a box with the direction and manufacturer. Also they included a stopper for the lid so that the product can't spill out of the container. It expires 24 months after opening.


ever bilena make up remover review

On Application : 

It's easily absorbed by the cotton pad that I use. It easily glides to my face and remove my make up; but first I shake the Ever Bilena Make-up Remover to mix the water based and oil. It takes around two rounds to remove my eye makeup like mascara but for me it is a good thing because some micelar water can't remove my mascara. By the way I didn't include a picture of the cotton pad that I used because I think it is gross. Overall, I love this make up remover from Ever Bilena Advance for 120 pesos for 70 mil I think that it is a good catch; Another thing about this is that a little drop from this make up remover does a long way. You can easily find one with your favorite drug store outlet or to the supermarket with Ever Bilena Kiosk. So grab one now, ladies!

For my #DashingMomSquad what oil based make-up remover do you use and why?

May your eyebrows be as strong as your coffee

mom squad bazaar

Last May 13, 2017,I got an invite to cover a newly organized bazaar by Mom Squad, it is especially made for Moms and Dads that is having a difficulty to find cheaper alternatives of the basic needs of their children. Held on Estancia Mall, at Capitol Commons, I arrived at the event and was able to see all of the sellers with full of smile. I was a little bit shock that the bazaar does not only focus on the items for children but their were lots of products to choose for. I will give you a quick tour on what happen to the event.

There was a Clothing/ Apparel seller perfect for fashionable moms out there.

A wide array of gems and pearl accessories.

A Simple but perfect organizers for your clutters from Bryz Bags

Unique elegant handheld fan, which I gave to my lovely Lola, Tita and for my Mom!

My son also enjoyed the Qrus Kids for fun Foldaway toy that is full with plastic balls.

For those who missed the event, don't worry Mom Squad having something more to show to you guys. So be sure to follow their social media accounts like Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/momsquadph/. To keep updated and if ever you are a seller , don't hesitate to contact them to join their event.


In line with the mother’s day celebration last May 14, Salu the Filipino Restaurant has launched its newest offering to families. Mother’s cooking is always best. Coming home to the familiar scent of signature recipes that has been transferred from generations to generations is such a treat. Salu owners, Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista, had this in mind when they thought of this newest experience that their restaurant is offering - LUTO NI NANAY. 



“Whenever we eat out, Harlene would always wonder how the dishes that we ordered was cooked, thinking maybe she can cook it at home too. So we thought why not give that experience to the guests of Salu? An opportunity to learn a new dish and cook for their families inside a professional ktichen”, Mr. Romnick Sarmenta said. The couple also said they were inspired by a lot of moms in different parts of the country when they were doing research. Authentic cuisines of different localities were thought to them by the ‘Nanays of Tanahan’, who are hailed to be the veteran chefs of the provinces. The kitchen was also trained by some of these veteran moms who flew in all the way from their municipalities to Salu. This is all done to keep faithful with Salu’s core philosophy of serving only the best and most authentic cuisines in the country. 



Dine in guests could choose from three set menu - Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao. Each would already contain a list of viands, rice and single served drinks. Moms would be asked to cook at least two dishes from each set inside the Salu Kitchen, thus the name Salu’s Luto ni Nanay. To complete the learning experience, a Salu chef would assist the moms in their cooking, teach them techniques on how to make dishes better, tastier. A hand painted apron will be provided to moms right after the said activity as their souvenir to keep for their unique culinary experience. 



Set meals range from Php2,000-Php2,500 good for 5-7pax. A very affordable package that is mixed with a valuable experience not just to the moms but to the whole family as well. Another exciting thing about Luto Ni Nanay is the Mindanao Package. “We are very proud to be chosen to represent the ARMM region during the recently concluded Madrid Fusion. We were, they said, the only restaurant in Manila who serves a range of the most authentic Mindanaon dishes according to DOT. So we thought, let’s all make this experience of cooking the most authentic Madrid Fusion dish to our nanays”, said Mrs. Harlene Bautista. Madrid Fusion is the biggest culinary event in the country held last April 2017. Salu served Tiyula Itum, Beef Kulma, Pinaggang and Utak-utak to the delight of many. 

Guests would need to call Salu’s hotline to reserve a slot for Luto Ni Nanay, 2821512, or contact them through their facebook fan page. 


mothers day at eastwood

Mother's Day is something new for me to experience. I attended Eastwood city's mMother's Day event, which I learned a lot of things. So lets get started on some of the topics that was discussed by the speakers.

mothers day baby wearing


Baby Wearing , have you guys heard and know what is baby wearing. From the speaker, baby wearing is a practice of keeping your baby or toddler close and connected to you as you engage in daily activities. For us Mom's I think baby wearing is a best way to do a lot of stuffs inside the house.Whether you are just cleaning the house, washing the dishes, we can double task anything while having a good quality time with our child. Also we can keep our eye to them while doing all of the stuffs. At the event the speaker was able to discuss the different types of baby wearing materials.

mothers day basic yoga


Overall on what I've heard from the speaker, I will try baby wearing on my next child because you can carry babies in sleep, feed them and they can grow better. The next speaker was a yoga instructor that teach us the right posture and what yoga exercise you can do while sitting.

It is always nice to have this kind event for us Mothers , we can interact with other Moms and learn new things from each one and from the speaker.
wilcon depot dining table
Wilcon Depot, country's leader in home improvement and construction supplies, launched their Living, Kitchen, and Bath showroom in their Balintawak branch last May 18, 2017, through the Wilcon Summer Trail Event. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Wilcon executives: SEVP-COO Rosemarie Ong, President and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, Chief Financial Officer Mark Belo, and Chief Product Officer Careen Belo.

wilcon depot klb launch


“We are happy to be launching our new LKB Showroom here in Balintawak. Our long list of product selection is continuously growing, allowing our customers freedom of choice.” said Wilcon President and CEO Lorraine Belo.

The new Living, Kitchen, and Bath showroom in Balintawak will feature brands such as Natuzzi Editions furniture, Heim home interiors, and Heritage home furniture among others. Wilcon's LKB Showroom features an extensive line of products include housewares, home interior, kitchen products, bedroom essentials, outdoor living items, office furniture, and kids furniture, among others. They also have showflats, which are condominium living set-ups to give design inspiration to shoppers.

wilcon depot living room


“Wilcon Depot's wants to build big ideas for every home. With the LKB Showroom, we are sure that we can provide quality choices and great ideas for every customer who visits.” said Wilcon SEVP-COO Rosemarie Ong.

leather couch wilcon depot

dining table wilcon

For more information, log on to www.wilcon.com.ph. You can also follow their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram @wilcondepot.ph.