One of the events which beauty enthusiasts are waiting for is the Cosmo Beauty Block, this year they are bigger, held last August 25 at SMX Convention Center. Girls all over the metro gather around to make the most out of this event. We Cosmo girls enjoyed free makeovers and a shopping spree on all of our favorite brands plus we were able to chat with some of the countries beauty experts, entrepreneurs, and social media stars.

Thank you Cosmopolitan for giving me an opportunity to get a VIP ticket and 2 tickets for my followers. What are the benefits of getting VIP tickets?

  1.  Meet & Greet with Heart Evangelista
  2. Access to VIP seats
  3. FREE Cosmo pouch
  4. FREE Hand massage from Beauty & Butter
  5. FREE nail color from ExtraOrdinail
  6. FREE 360 Photobooth experience
  7. FREE vouchers from the partners
  8. Access to exclusive flash sale at 11am
  9. Access to flash sales at 6pm

I was able to score lots of discounts and freebies, also I had a front row chair on the talks.

I was able to try the new product of Creamsilk which was the Triple keratin treatment. Here's a quick review, Triple Keratin treatment of Creamsilk is a bomb, why? because as you can see my hair is super damage because of the bleaching process to achive my mermaid hair color. The product gives my hair a silky soft texture. It quickly glides on the comb and it do strairthen my hair.

I also discovered a new lippie brand called Everyday Love, which has a variety of lip colors. I bought their Matte lipstick in shade #11 Pink Lips, I'm currently on review on this product I will update you guys if I do like this one or not.

Say Tioco share her fast  makeup application using Revlon cosmetics and by the way, Revlon currently have their newest foundation called Insta-filter.

Beauty Beaty PH was also introduced to the Cosmo girls, it is an online platform where you can buy your favorite makeup brand, accessories and tools. They do partner up with some of the beauty brands like BYS which they are the only one carrying Nadine's Lustrous matte lipstick.

For the main event Cosmopolitan invite Heart Evangelista-Escuddero, Cosmo girls had a chance to pose together with Heart, she also share some of her best kept beauty secrets. Over all, I enjoyed my first Cosmo Beauty Block, and I hope I can do attend in the succeeding beauty block event.

Looking forward to next year's #CosmoBeautyBlock event!
For the past couple of weeks, I saw myself being addicted to lip products. I'm always on the search for the best products that I could keep to my lips color but does not dry it. Today, I'm going to share with you my newly discovered lip tint the Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint on of Peripera's line of The Airy Ink Velvet. 

The Brand Peripera

Peripera, known as Clio's playful and fun little sister, exemplifies playful, romantic and chic makeup. Named after Peri, a fairy from Persian mythology, this brand embodies fun, feminine, and youthful edginess.

The Packaging

As you can tell it has a girly pinkish color, by the way, I got #10 Dry Rose Brown. I don't know if the color of the box tells what shade will it be inside. It contains a graphic design of an ink blot with its name. On the product itself, it is composed of hard plastic with a dough foot applicator. At first, I thought that it is on droplet kind of product but I was wrong. Personally, the packaging is perfect for travel because it is not in the glass container. The applicator is also a plus because it smoothly glides into my lip. 

The Product

The color of the product is really nice old rose color, pigment last long time. As I said above, it smoothly glides to my lips though it contains some fragrant that some people may be turned off by the smell when you apply it on your lips, personally, I loved it! A smell of a rose with a hint of sweetness. As it fades, it does retain a color stain to your lips. What I love the most about this product? It gently moisturizes my lips, when I tried this one, I have dry lips that might affect the lip tint performance but then I was wrong. The color is still visible and it softens my dry lips. 

The Price 

It's original price is 650php but when you will going to avail this product from my shop which is as follows Dashing mom Store, you can get it around 440php. A great deal right? 

Final Thoughts

The Peripera Airy Ink Velvet is a good catch it staying power is long to the fact that it is just a lip tint. A product that proves Korean cosmetics is a bomb. You will not regret buying this product because a little goes a long way it will stay forever. 
Tag the whole barkada to a fun weekend of deals and discounts as SM Supermalls delights shoppers with up to 70% off on dining deals, fashion promos, and more at the UAAP Sale, happening on September 7 to 9 across SM malls in Metro Manila!

“This UAAP season, students can shop and celebrate their university colors, or have fun with friends at the first ever UAAP Sale, where they can experience a weekend full of fashion deals and dining treats in select SM malls,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing.

Students, faculty members, employees, and alumni of all the UAAP schools – Adamson University, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, National University, University of the East, University of the Philippines, and University of Santo Tomas, can get discounts from participating stores by simply presenting their valid ID at the counter upon purchase.

Bring your squad to a jam-packed weekend of fun promos in the following SM malls: North Edsa, Megamall, Mall of Asia, Southmall, Aura Premier, Pasig, Fairview, Novaliches, San Jose Del Monte, Sta. Mesa, Manila, San Lazaro, Angono, Taytay, East Ortigas, Marikina, Masinag, San Mateo, Cherry Antipolo, Bicutan, BF Parañque, Sucat, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Sangandaan, The Podium, and S Maison.

Don’t miss out on other fun activities this season! Show off school spirit at the UAAP Season 81 opening at the MOA Arena with special performances from James Reid, Spongecola, and more! For ticket updates, visit or approach your school’s UAAP representatives. 
Nutrition Education is recognized as one of the most important tools to help promote well-being – through early interventions to help ensure children grow up with good nutrition practices, knowledge and actions. Nutrition Education provides children with the right knowledge about well-being including having a balanced diet, the kind of foods the body needs to achieve good nutrition and the importance of being active, all lessons which children can bring into adulthood. 

The Case of Nutrition for Filipino Children 

Among children in the Philippines aged 5-10 years old, 31.2% are underweight, while those who are overweight are at 8.6%. The National Capital Region (NCR) is also identified as one of the regions in the Philippines with the highest number of overweight and obese children aged 5-10 years old at 17.9%. (Food and Nutrition Research Institute National Nutrition Survey. 2015). We have the double burden of over and undernutrition among our children, which shows the need for greater nutrition education. 

“To help reverse the trend in obesity or malnutrition, Nutrition Education should start early,” says Dr. Rodolfo Florentino, a renowned health expert in the Philippines and the former Chairman President and now adviser for the Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.

“Indeed, school age presents an excellent window of opportunity for teaching children the basics of proper diet, balanced meals, the value of vegetables and fruits, and inculcating in them proper dietary habits and practices, as well as the need for being physically active through play and exercise. They are very receptive to new knowledge taught them by their teachers,” Dr. Florentino shares.

He continues, “School children religiously follow what their teacher teaches them. At this age, children tend to be less and less dependent on their parents for the food they eat. They choose the food they want to eat. Thus the home provides the venue for practicing what they are taught, and as long as balanced and nutritious food is offered in the family table, optimum growth and development is assured.  The parents then have an important role of supporting what the teacher taught them by offering nutritious and balanced meals on the table, choosing balanced snacks in and outside the home, and providing the opportunity for play and exercise. The knowledge, practices and habits children learn in school will remain with them through adolescence and adulthood,”

Since 1959, the Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (NFP) has been operating as an assisting agency complementing and supporting the nutrition efforts of agencies in the government and non-government sectors.  “NFP’s main thrust is Nutrition Education and is the core component of majority of its programs and services. Nutrition education classes discriminate no one and are given to various groups in the communities to provide them knowledge on health and nutrition,” explains Lenliegh Hope Luces, NFP Acting Assistant Executive Director.

“Topics discussed include but are not limited to: the basic food groups, meal planning and food preparation, food safety, utilization of edible wastes, nutrition in the life cycle, environmental sanitation, livelihood opportunities, and nutritional management of diseases. We also use different methodologies such as role-playing, workshops, games, and cooking demonstrations are to make the class interactive and participative,” Luces reveals.

To further promote public health nutrition among the population and help alleviate nutrition problems in the Philippines, the NFP joined the regional South East Asia Public Health Nutrition Network (SEA-PHN), a partnership of key stakeholders in the region, namely nutrition societies, government agencies and corporate companies. Under the partnership between the SEA-PHN and Mondelēz International in Southeast Asia, the Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines partnered with the snacking company to implement the Good Nutrition Key to Healthy Children module, a nutrition education project of the Network, for the Company’s community program, the Joy Schools. 

Partnering with Mondelez Philippines for the Joy Schools Program 

Established in 2013, the Joy Schools program of Mondelēz International across Southeast Asia has been adopting public elementary schools. This aims to empower young children to take positive steps towards their overall well-being focusing on Nutrition Education, Physical Activity and Access to Nutrient Fresh Foods.

   Shanahan Chua, the Head of Corporate and Government Affairs of the Company described the Joys Schools program and what it aims to achieve, “Through the Joy Schools, we are helping empower communities to lead balanced lifestyles thereby helping address nutrient needs for at-risk populations – all of which also help support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Since it started in the Philippines in 2013, our Joy Schools program is now implemented by our Company in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, all following the same program structure. I’m proud to say that this 2018 we have adopted 16 new Joy Schools all over Southeast Asia.”

      Chua continues, “We have partnered with the Philippine Business for Social Progress for our Joy Schools program locally to provide access to fresh food and promote the importance of active play. In school year 2017-2018, 88% of 400 students who benefitted from the Joy Schools’ daily 9-month lunch feeding program have gained weight, while 80% saw an increase in height. Donations of much-needed sports equipment have also been made to the schools to help promote active play.”

        He added “For nutrition education, we partnered with the NFP to implement their Good Nutrition Key to Healthy Children for our three current adopted Joy Schools in Metro Manila. The program began in July 2018 and will continue to March 2019, covering Grade 3 students, who will be taught basic nutrition knowledge and good nutrition practices. We know the importance of early nutrition education to help develop good health habits in the future. Through the NFP, we are helping provide this knowledge to children in our adopted schools.” 

    At the end of the program, both Mondelēz International and the Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. aim to see an extensive improvement of the knowledge, action and practices of the students when it comes to good nutrition.

Based on my personal experience from my kid Harvey, there are times that he doesn't want to check on his temperature by the device that needs to put under his underarm. Often times, he refuses it and we aren't able to get his temperature because of it. As a parent, you stop making decisions for yourself, and you start putting your baby’s well-being as your top priority. It is the most rewarding and fulfilling job, yet the most challenging one as well.

Good thing there’s Thermofinder Plus. It’s your newest, trusty, non-contact infrared thermometer developed by HuBDIC, a Korean company that specializes in the development of innovative healthcare products. It is a QUICK, ACCURATE, and SAFE must-have for every household. In less than 2 seconds, you can accurately and safely get your baby’s body temperature. It allows you to check your baby’s body temperature without him or her feeling even the slightest discomfort. Simply aim at the temple area or behind the earlobe.

Thermofinder Plus is the best tool to lessen any uneasiness from your kid. Simply switch off its sounds to avoid waking your baby in the middle of his or her sleep, and with its fever guidance backlit display, you can easily read the temperature even at night or in low light. Plus, it can record 32 measurements to help you keep track of your baby’s temperature.

You can check out their branches on the following malls below:

  • Babymama - Alabang
  • Babymama - BGC
  • Babymama - Ortigas
  • Mothercare - Active Fun BGC
  • Mothercare - Alabang
  • Mothercare - Century City Mall
  • Mothercare - Eastwood Mall QC
  • Mothercare - Harbor Point, Subic
  • Mothercare - Glorietta 4
  • Mothercare - Greenbelt 5
  • Mothercare - Robinson’s Magnolia
  • Mothercare - Robinson’s Place Manila
  • Mothercare - Shangri-la Plaza
  • Mothercare - Trinoma
  • Rustan’s - Alabang
  • Rustan’s - Cebu
  • Rustan’s - Gateway
  • Rustan’s - Makati
  • Rustan’s - Shangri-la Mall

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Fun surprises await mallgoers as SM Supermalls invites everyone to join the #AweSM Logo
Hunt on September 1 to 2 – an interactive scavenger hunt for SM’s 60th-anniversary logos to
happen in SM mall nationwide, where customers can get a chance to win amazing prizes!
“This season, we are thrilled to bring to our shoppers the #AweSM Logo Hunt where they can
score fun giveaways in just a few taps,” said SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing,
Jonjon San Agustin.

Join this fun-filled live brand experience by simply downloading the #AweSM Logo Hunt app
on Google Play or App store. Using your smartphone, look for the #AweSM logos around the
mall, scan them, and collect #AweSM coins for a chance to win P60,000 worth of SM gift
certificates, one of three Asus Zenfone Max Pro, and tech accessories.
List of participating malls: SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Center Pasig, Cherry
Foodarama, SM Southmall, SM Aura Premier, SM City Fairview, SM City Novaliches, Cherry
Congressional, SM City San Jose Del Monte, SM City Sta. Mesa, SM City Manila, SM City San
Lazaro, SM Center Angono, SM City Taytay, SM City East Ortigas, SM City Marikina, SM
Masinag, SM City Bicutan, SM BF Paranaque, SM City Sucat, SM Center Las Pinas, SM Center
Muntinlupa, SM City Baguio, SM City Rosales, SM Urdaneta Central, SM Cauayan, SM Center
Tuguegarao Downtown, SM City Tarlac, SM Olongapo, SM City Pampanga, SM City Clark, SM
San Fernando, SM Savemore Market Apalit, SM Telabastagan, SM Center Valenzuela, SM City
Marilao, SM City Baliwag, SM Center Pulilan, SM City Bacoor, SM City Dasmarinas, SM City
Santa Rosa, SM City Trece Martires, SM City Rosario, SM City San Pablo, SM City Calamba,
SM City Batangas, SM City Lipa, SM City Lucena, SM Center Lemery, SM City Naga, SM City
Cebu, SM Concolacion, SM Seaside Cebu, SM City Iloilo, SM City Bacolod, SM City Puerto
Prinsesa, SM City Davao, SM Lanang Premier, SM City Cagayan de Oro, SM CDO Downtown
Premier, SM City Molino, and SM Mall of Asia.
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