I wanted to do another throwback post today because I really wanted to feature this her eon the blog since day 1.
As you know, we moved houses June of last year and one of the things we were not looking forward to was packing our things. H and I lived in our previous place with our daughter with no helper whatsoever. That meant that there was literally nobody to help us pack all of our things, box them and figure out how to assemble everything in plastics and boxes.
So I knew I needed help and so I contacted Safehouse and got their Packing services.
Saehouse is actually a self storage and warehouse facility. Storage prices start at P2000/month. But other than that, they also offer other services to help manage their customers and their valued items.
Like what I mentioned, I contacted them for packing services. First thing was for them to visit my place and give me an estimate on how much packing cost will be. If I remember correctly, they base it on per cubic feet. The more and bulkier items, the higher the price.
I scheduled the visit about a month before the actual move just because I wanted to find out if the cost was reasonable and surprise surprise, it was!
So I gave them the scheduled date of our move and they arrived on time. There were 3 people who came to help us pack. They brought boxes, packing tape and packing paper. They made use of our cabinets and some of our plastic containers as well to store our small items too. They used Robyn's crib to pack our pillows and blankets. They finished in 2 hours! Yup, they packed our home in 2 hours. How crazy is that!
See why I highly recommend getting help from the professionals? They were so efficient. If it was just me and hubby, it would have taken us days to finish!
Safehouse Storage also has trucking services which meant all the packed items will be delivered to your new place. I didn't avail of that anymore because we have a van to use that day. But for those people who don't have a van or a truck, and have lots of things and boxes to move, I'd recommend that you avail of this service. They will bring everything for you hassle free!
I'm really happy with the packing service of Safehouse. I couldn't imagine how much stress I would have been in if we did all the packing and moving ourselves. Imagine doing that with a very active toddler? There's just no way.
So if you're moving or if you have so much stuff, you don't know where to place them anymore, you might want to check out Safehouse and see which of their services may be helpful for you. :)
It's been awhile since I last posted about Robyn's 1st Birthday and I still have a few more topics I wanted to cover. Life got in the way and I totally forgot to finish my series. My daughter is already 3 and I thought it's about time I go ahead and continue my posts. Throwback ang peg mga mommies! Hope you don't mind. :D
I wanted to talk about the little knick knacks of Robyn's party. The food carts and snacks for our guests which can I just say, was such a hit to all our guests! We all love little snacks, don't we? It also helps giving a few treats to guests while they wait for the program to start. Let's face it, everybody and I mean everybody, loves eating. It definitely can take your mind off of waiting and it simply just makes you more patient. Haha! And so food carts were definitely something that we needed.
I got 4 different food carts and a dessert buffet. I'll discuss them all one by one.
Rinox Food Carts were so kind enough to sponsor 2 food carts/snack booths. We had a booth for French Fries and another for Corn Dogs! Everybody loved the carts because well, all of us really like fries and the corn dogs were different. It sucks that I didn't get to take photos of the corn dogs, I also wasn't able to try it. But all of my sisters said that it was so yummy!
Rinox Food Cart was also very easy to talk to and I really appreciate that they even incorporated the party design to their food carts. It looked so uniform! The staff were also very friendly, all of the "kuyas" were smiling the whole time.
I also wanted some Nachos because I thought this would be something my older guests would enjoy, and so I got this food cart from our party stylist. She already has a list of her accredited partner food carts so I availed of this just to lessen the suppliers that I have to contact and deal with.
Our guests appreciated the snacks that we have prepared for them and the options that they could choose from. In fact, these booths were such a hit that they finished exactly before the program started.
Another booth that I wanted was a Dessert Buffet. It just seemed like that's the fad nowadays. All of the parties I went to had dessert buffets filled with candies, snacks and sweets. Luckily, my party stylist has an add on option of a dessert buffet. So, I also got that from her. I like the idea of her handling the dessert buffet because it means she'd be the one to style and decorate the dessert table as well, which means the look and theme will be consistent. Plus, like what I mentioned, less suppliers to talk to. (Believe me, it's draining to talk to so much)
I decided to get some Ice Cream Cake Pops as well. Ordered these from Tessa's Cupcakes. Since we didn't have a big cake to go around the guests, I thought cake pops will do the trick. I saw so many cute ice cream cake pops or cupcakes in ice cream cone designs that I wanted it for our party as well.
We got just a few pieces of this and put it right smack on the center of our dessert buffet. It's so pretty to eat! But alas, the kids went gaga over it! ;)
Last but not least, it's not an ice cream party without actual ice cream! I was initially debating if I should get a dirty ice cream food cart or one from Nestle. I decided on the latter because it's so easy to contact them, Ordered via their website and that's it! Hubby also says Nestle ice cream is less messy to eat, which is true. Haha! Yes, we're clean freaks like that. :) Plus, everybody knows Nestle, so we're more confident serving that.
It was a great treat and dessert for everyone! I didn't order a lot, I think I only ordered about 100-120 pcs for 250 guests. My sister counted them as well before the program started just to be sure everything's complete.
In the end, looking at the photos of our guests enjoying the little snacks that we prepared while they waited, I say it was a success! I didn't see anybody frowning, everyone was patient and everyone had either a corndog or nachos or ice cream on hand. I knew that having food carts and kiosks played a major part in our party's success.
I love discovering new brands of beauty products and I get even more excited when it's local. I'm amazed by how our Pinoy/homegrown brands are becoming more competitive and high quality, just like their international counterparts.
The newest local brand I stumbled upon is Detail Make Over. Honestly, I was surprised to find out that the brand was Pinoy. I've seen some of their ads and some products but have always thought they're an Asian brand but not local.
What's also interesting about Detail Make Over is that they provide us high-quality, cruelty-free and affordable products. They envision providing customers the best makeup that represents their individuality.
"Our brand is for all makeup enthusiasts, transcending all genders, who go for their dreams and who are not afraid to be themselves. It is called Detail Make Over because we believe that it's the little details that make us who we are thus we encourage everyone to embrace their flaws and emphasize their assets through makeup.", explained Detail Make Over marketing and brand manager, Monika De Veas.
"Our cosmetics are manufactured by reputable manufacturers in China and we have made sure that all of our products have passed the Philippine FDA standards.", she added.
During their official launch, beauty bloggers and vloggers were introduced to Detail Make Over's products. Currently, they have just a few products but are they are still growing.
Looking at the spread during the event, I couldn't help but get excited! Each of the product was well thought of. Packaging very sleek and modern, but there's still that hint of simplicity at the same time.
Detail Make Over products include:
Matte in Detail Liquid Lipsticks
Contour and Blush Effects 4 in 1 Palette
2 in 1 Liquid Liner and Eyebrow Pen
Make Brow Eyebrow Palette
I have learned that the products were really affordable so I highly suggest this brand to those who are just starting out with makeup. I also love that they've got products perfect for any personality, it's so fun to play around with! One perfect example is the color range of their Matte in Detail lipsticks.
Everyone is definitely free to express their individuality and crerativity through affordable makeup with high-quality shades, formula and packaging.
The brand is pretty new in the market but they're really promising! They're slowly expanding their line of products to eyeshadows and makeup removers, so that's something to look forward to!
It was a lot of fun getting to know more about the brand and I plan to do a swatch video on their products soon. :)
Here's a quick peek at their Matte in Detail liquid lipsticks:
Detail Make Over is currently available in 20 Cosmetix Unlimited kiosks in Alimall, Fishermall, Farmers, Starmall EDSA, Starmall Bulacan, Starmall Las Pinas, Eastwood Cybermall, Good Earth Plaza, Victory Caloocan, Victory Antipolo, Riverbanks Mall, Nova Mall, Marquee Mall, Robinsons Novaliches, Robinsons Otis, Robinsons Los Banos, Robinsons Lipa, Robinsons Cainta, Robinsons Starmills Pampanga and Robinsons Place Gen. Trias Cavite.
First of all, hello world! It's been awhile since I last posted- I would like to apologize if I kept you hanging. My daughter got sick for more than a week and I was on full mommy mode. It was probably one of her most serious illnesses. I couldn't even remember if I ever felt this scared other than the time my doctor said that my baby's heartbeat was dropping while I was in labor.
She got pneumonia and was prescribed several medication including antibiotic. However, I was also scared that it might be dengue since it's dengue season once again. Her temperature went to as high as 38.7! Thank God that she's better now. She's still coughing but has improved so much. No more fever and the only thing I need to manage is the side effects of her antibiotic. Just in time for our upcoming trip. So yes, I will be gone once again and won't be able to post anything in the coming days, but rest assured I will be bringing you more content when I come back.
Enough with that long intro and let's move on to today's topic. I introduced you to Belo Baby awhile back. Now that Robyn has used all the products, I can finally make a full review on them. By the way, I got these as samples from Sample Room.
First is Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash. We tried using this as shampoo and body wash, however, I noticed that Robyn started getting more dry patches on her body and even on her face. Her forehead also started getting dry too. I eliminated anything else to check which one is causing the dryness and eventually, I decided to just use this product as shampoo, and not use it on her face and body. I'll tell you why I kept using it anyway in a sec.
Next is Belo Baby Bar Soap. Initially, I used this for Robyn's body but just like the Hair and Body Wash, it also gave Robyn dry patches. (Ro has sensitive skin.)
And so for the Face and Body Lotion, I was already skeptic but I kept an open mind. Good thing I did, because it was my favorite out of the bunch. To be honest, I didn't know what to expect with this product because of the 2 other products I have tried from the line. However, this worked and didn't irritate Ro's skin. Even though it didn't do much for her dry patches in terms of healing them, it still moisturized the rest of her skin.
I continued using the shampoo and the lotion on my daughter simply because I'm really really in love with the smell. Now that Robyn isn't a baby anymore, I miss that baby smell. You know, that powdery, very mild scent of babies? The whole line of Belo Baby has that scent and it brings me back!!! I love that smell so much so when Robyn uses the shampoo and the lotion, it always brings a smile to my face.
As for the soap, I couldn't let Robyn use it anymore so I just used it for myself. So now I smell like a baby! Chos! Haha! :p
This was our experience with the line and I'm so glad that I got these as samples and didn't have to spend more money and regretting buying them afterwards. Sad that it didn't work for us but do let me know if you have tried this line and how was your experience. Would love to hear your thoughts and reviews too! :)
Good morning and Happy weekend! Here's a raffle that is so easy, it will take you less than 10 minutes to do. Sample Room is giving back to all Sample Roommates! You can now win your very own Sample Rroom Pink Luggage. In this raffle, Sample Room be giving away an exclusive Pink Luggage with goodies inside to 2 lucky roommates!
The raffle will run from August 27 - September 3. All the interested roommates need to do is download the "I am a certified Sample Roommate" frame on their blog, insert your picture and post it on your Instagram or Facebook accounts. Tag 5 friends and tag Sample Room as well and use hashtags #SampleRoomPH #SRPinkLuggageRaffle. It's as easy right?
I got 2 shades from the Color Riche Velvet Pinks and 2 from the Color Riche Pure Reds. The Star Collection is endorsed by L’Oreal ambassadors themselves that's why each of the lipsticks are signed. Yes, it feels like the old times when people used to go up to celebrities for their signatures/autographs! (Yes, prior to selfies!)
Nymphea, Rose Lotus, Pure Garnet and Pure Rouge
PINKS: L’Oreal Paris declares its love to women with the Velvet Pinkcollection. This collection offers to every woman her tailor-made pink with every shade inspired by each of L’Oreal’s spokesmodels. Delicate pink shades are infused with micro fragments of mother-of-pearls, combined with velvety pigments for a perfect sheer matte finish.
REDS: Offers the most sophisticated selection of perfect everyday red lipsticks that matches your skin tone.
Nymphea is by far one of the prettiest pinks I have in my collection. It's so wearable, the perfect romantic medium pink that fits almost any makeup look! I learned that this was also what Solenn Heussaff was wearing for her wedding day.
Rose Lotus is a livelier shade of pink. This definitely brings life to the look and I find that it also brightens the face. It has a blue undertone that makes the lips stand out. It's still wearable, unlike the hot pinks and barbie pinks so I like using this even with a simple makeup.
Pure Garnet was the first shade that struck me the most. I love my deep berry shades and this was just it. It was a deep purplish red. This definitely screams glamour to me. It's buildable and you can definitely intensify it for a more dramatic look.
Pure Rouge is another best seller (as well as Pure Garnet) and for me, it's a true red shade. You want a striking red lipstick? This is definitely it! It's my kind of red because it has a blue undertone that actually helps make the teeth appear whiter. It's the classic red lipstick that will surely stand the test of time.
packaging is so luxurious
price point is at P400
moisturizing lipsticks that's very comfortable the entire day
recommended even for those with dry lips because it really is hyrdrating.
Cosmo awardees (Pure Garnet and Pure Rouge)
every skin tone can definitely find their perfect pink and red shade
I DON'T LIKE:
not long lasting
2.5 out of 3 Schnauzers
Want to see my first look on the lippy as well as the La Palette Nude from the Swatch and Shoot event? Watch my video here.