Sully Series Cherry and Maple JORD Wood Watch Review

Wood Watch

Hey! How was everyone been doing lately? As for my family and me, we are enjoying every bit of our summer especially now that our two adorable children are on their 5 weeks vacation from school. We visited theme parks such us LEGOLAND and water parks. Kids love water and who wouldn’t anyway? LOL! We love to create memories. Despite my busy schedule offline from juggling between work and taking care of my family, I still managed to update my blog and write some product reviews occasionally.

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Just recently I was contacted by JORD Wood Watches Company for a possible collaboration. They offered me one of their spring/summer watch collections for product review, I checked on their website and I was stunned at how unique their products were. I have never seen wood watches like theirs that is very trendy and well designed timepiece. With that in mind, I undoubtedly accepted their offer. I ordered the Sully Series Cherry and Maple ($139) Wooden Wristwatch. The PR representative was so nice enough to offer me to adjust the wrist size of the watch that way I can readily wear it as soon as I received it. Seeing the product on hand was beyond amazing. I love how sophisticated my wood watch is and I wouldn’t have thought that this watch is much lighter in weight had I not seen it in person. The detail/pattern and colors of the wood make it look classier, which adds uniqueness to the wristwatch. It looked like a big watch for my wrist but I was fooled by how light it was. By the way, big watch has becoming popular these days; I see a lot of females wearing it. One of the best craftsmanship I have ever owned.

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I love my new watch and I think this would be a wonderful gift that anyone can have from his or her loved ones and suitable for all occasions too. I posted it on my Facebook and I received a lot of compliments from it. My sister wants one; she said she loves everything about it. It’s perfect for everyday activities.

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Deployment Buckle with Push Button
Stratch Resistant Mineral
Citizen Miyota Quartz Movement (2035)
Case Width: 49mm
Case Thickness: 12mm
Lug Ends: 56mm
Band Length: 214mm
Band Thickness: 25mm

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Where Can You Find the Best Breast Pumps?

If you are planning on breast feeding your baby, you should make sure to invest in a breast pump. You will need to use a breast pump so you can pump your breasts and fill up some bottles with your milk. This will free you up in case you need to run to the store or go for your doctor’s appointment.  No matter how much you want to be with your baby 24/7 you are going to need a break eventually.

I had similar to this that I used for my newborn. ~ Image credit to google

I had similar to this that I used for my newborn. ~ Image credit to google

Next comes the task of looking through all of the different breast pumps that are on the market to find the one that is best for you and your lifestyle. You have your choice of an automatic pump, electric-powered pump, battery-operated pump, manual pump, and hospital grade breast pump. You can buy one outright or you can rent one from a medical supply company.

With so many options available to you, how do you find which ones are the best breast pumps? Here are some tips to help you out.

  •  Ask your doctor. He or she may be able to suggest some breast pumps based on which ones their patients have come to love.
  • Check with the local La Leche League. This group should be able to help you in a big way. As a group that is all about breastfeeding they should be aware of the newest models as well as the best models that are on the market. They can tell you which ones work best and which ones may be a waste of money.
  • Do an Internet search. This will be one time you will want to see the ads so you can find out about the different styles that are available.
  • Ask your friends who breastfed to see which ones they were happy with and which ones they didn’t care for. It isn’t a matter of the most expensive products being the best ones to buy anymore.
  • Go online to a mothers group and check out the breastfeeding blog. Here is where you will get tons of information not only on which brands are the best but where the best place to buy a breast pump is.
  • Once you find a breast pump that you really like, go to Amazon online and find the model you wish to buy. Now read all of the reviews, good and bad, so you are aware of any potential problems. There is always a company that will put out a product line where one of them is a lemon. But if you find people saying the same thing over and over, it is probably true. You may even pick up a model that you hadn’t even heard of before.
  • Check with your health insurance company. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, it is possible to rent a hospital-grade breast pump from a medical supply company in your area. Give them a call to find the closest one to you.
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Observe and learn!

My “almost” 6-year-old daughter is so eager to learn anything especially doing house chores. She observes us when we do our chores and would ask us if we need some help. As parents it is important for us to instill our kids some values and not only that they need to learn to be independent for their own benefits.

Washing dirty dishes

Washing dirty dishes

Teaching then while they’re young would be a great idea because the willingness to learn is there and they are like sponges that can take in knowledge being imparted in them. I saw my daughter’s look on her face when she had accomplished something. It was priceless. She looked so proud that she was able to contribute in cleaning our home and fixing our lunch.

Cooking rice

Cooking rice

She knows how to wash dishes now using her hands and I also taught her how to cook rice and she did excellent. We are so proud of her. She anxiously narrated her accomplishment to her dad and got a pat on her back. She loves cooking too, which I think she got that talent from her daddy.

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PUR Ultimate water filter review

Drinking tap water is what I’m used to back in the Philippines but that all changed as I migrated here in America. Tap water here in the southern part of California taste different than what I’ve used to. I think it taste rusty and weird, so since then I drink filtered or bottled water from the store.

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Hate the mercury taste of your tap water? Switch to PUR water filtration today!

Just recently I am fortunate enough to be able to get a sample of water filtration products from PUR. They sent me a PUR Ultimate 11 Cup Pitcher with LED for product review and boy was I ecstatic and anxious to try it. Basically, I followed the instructions on how to prepare it and it was easy. Tasting our tap water using this pitcher was amazing and life changing. It did filtered most of the rusty taste and it taste really refreshing. What’s great about this product is that it removes 95% of the mercury taste to it and it reduces the color of the chlorine in it. The built in LED light is very cool, this will tell us when do we need to change the filter for great healthy water results. I think this product is very innovative and unique. I highly recommend it to all my family and friends out there.

Image credit to PUR website

Image credit to PUR website

 

The PUR® Ultimate 11-Cup Water Pitcher also offers these great benefits:

  • Keep track of your filter life with a built-in Electronic Filter Life Indicator. The indicator flashes green, yellow or red so you’ll always know when it’s time for a replacement filter
  • Water Pitcher holds eleven 8 oz glasses of water
  • Comfort-grip handle
  • Easy-fill lid is thumb activated for simplicity
  • Pour spout cover prevents odors and particulates from getting into your clean water
  • Space-saving design fits easily in a refrigerator. Slim enough to fit easily in most refrigerator doors
  • Water Pitcher filter provides up to 40 gallons of clean water
  • BPA free
  • All PUR pitchers and filters are recyclable

I don’t have to worry about running out of bottled water this time because I can now drink water from our tap water. Not only did I save time and money from getting store bought water, I can assure that I’m drinking clean, healthy and great-tasting tap water too.

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How to feel more confident about your body

For some of us, no matter how hard we try through diet and exercise, we just can’t get the body we want. Nowadays, people can take advantage of a variety of cosmetic surgery treatments, such as tummy tucks and full body contours, to help improve their bodies and their confidence.

Smile surgical procedures/image credit to BellaVou

However you choose to get your body worries under control, having the right attitude can help to make the situation easier. Cosmetic surgery and body confidence specialists Bella Vou outline some simple tips that can help you to change your mental attitude towards your body:

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Face surgical procedures/image credit to BellaVou

1. Take pride in what your body can do

The first and most important step to feeling body confident is to accept your body. You will become stronger mentally and physically as you learn to appreciate your physical abilities. Whether your body makes you a great runner, helps you to lift up your children or can twist itself into different yoga positions, appreciating your body for what it does for you can help you to become more accepting of it.

2.      Stop the comparisons

One of the most challenging obstacles you will face in becoming body confident is trying to avoid comparing yourself to models or other people. Struggling to lose weight? Who cares?! Comparing yourself to others makes it very difficult to appreciate the health gains you’ve made and how strong you really are – whether you are able to lose weight or not.

3.      Stop putting yourself down

When you have a negative thought about the way you look, we recommend responding by doing something that makes you feel better, like talking with a loved one on the phone, going for a walk outside or meditating. As you answer those negative thoughts with positive ones, the positive can beat out your negative mentality.

4.      Surround yourself with positive people

Surrounding yourself with positive friends and family members who can recognise all the hard work you put into your body can help to effectively reinforce all of the amazing progress you’ve made. This is especially helpful when you aren’t able to see for yourself how great your body is and how good you look.

As you make a positive mental shift, your body confidence will grow and as a result you will be a happier person. These simple tips can change your life, so what are you waiting for?! Be happy today and feel confident in the way you look.

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Hairstyle

I love my daughter’s hair and she loves hairstyles too. I found many different ways of how to beautify her hair. I curled her hair using tinfoil and flat iron to give the best result of curls and you can see it in this picture. She loves it and she got compliments from it. I have curl iron but its not doing great job and the curl doesn’t last too. But with tinfoil it can lasts up to 24 hours or so depending on how stubborn your hair is LOL.

Perfect curl using tinfoil and flat iron.

Perfect curl using tinfoil and flat iron.

I also found a video on Facebook about this hairstyle called Pull Through Braid, it looks easy to make and better than the regular braid, which I admittedly I’m not good at. I occasionally braid my daughter’s hair on a school morning, most of the time it doesn’t look tidy. I just need to keep practicing to make it look perfect. Anyway, here’s the finale of my Pull Through Braid, it looks nice I just need to add some accessories to it to make it look even more appealing. You can find these on YouTube, just search for it.

Pull Through Braid done with elastics.

Pull Through Braid done with elastics.

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Selfie Stick -Professional 2-in-1 Bluetooth Review

I mentioned in my previous posts regarding my passion in photography. I love taking pictures and my subjects would always be my children if not nature. I rarely take pictures of myself for so many reasons. I love multiple pictures of myself that way I can choose the nicest one to share and that seems to be a problem for my “photographer” who happens to be my husband. LOL! He has problems taking multiple pictures of me because he can’t take my criticism. I think he doesn’t know how to take pictures because the subject would aways be too far or the other way around. It’s either he has no patience in holding cameras (phone or DSLR) or he finds it so boring when clicking multiple pictures. He is just not into it. Thus, I am so glad that monopod or selfie stick was invented.

Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 9.12.54 AM About a month ago I was approved to review a Selfie Stick – Professional 2-in-1 Bluetooth product. I was thrilled because I can take pictures of myself now without having to ask any favor from anyone including my husband. I bought a monopod before but it doesn’t have a lot of features unlike this new one I received for a product review. What’s great about this selfie stick is that I don’t have to download a timer app because of the built in Bluetooth shutter button right on the handle of the stick. It makes taking a selfie/groupie a lot easier. It also comes with 3 mounts that can be used for digital cameras and phones in different sizes. All I had to do is to turn the Bluetooth on from my phone and from the stick; once the device is recognized I’m set in taking pictures.

For some reason I had trouble connecting it with my iPhone 6 plus and I couldn’t figure it out up to this moment. However, I had no trouble using my husband’s Samsung galaxy phone, I can connect the bluetooth device easily. The stick handle has a good grip and it can be extended up to 39 inches away from me. I like this better than the other stick I got. Shipping was fast too.

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This photo was taken at the Mountain Hawk Park, in front is the Otay Lake in Chula Vista San Diego.

I would suggest though that they should pack it in a personalized box (not just a plain brown box) to make it look more appealing and a “must have” manual booklet for the sake of those who are not technology savvy individuals like me. I honestly had hard time figuring out on how to install the Bluetooth device from my phone to the stick like I mentioned above. I literally had to search it on YouTube for instructions. But other than that I think this is the coolest selfie stick ever!

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Mia Mariu Love Your Skin Pack Review

I’ve always loved Mia Mariu products. I love their lipstick and lip-gloss and gave some to my immediate family for gifts and they love it as well. I am grateful to have an opportunity to be working with them again for product reviews. This time they sent me a pack of skin care products to try. I trust their products and I am so excited to try it since I’ve been having issues with my facial skin lately. I haven’t taken care of my skin and it looks dull and acne has started popping up. Before the Mia Mariu skin care came to my mail box, I started using all kinds of products for my skin and acne but most of them didn’t seem to work. I was getting frustrated thinking that I’m just wasting my money. But after using the Mia Mariu cleanser and hydrating moisturizer for a nearly a week now, I noticed some change, a “good change” so to speak. My skin looks youthful, vibrant and most especially very soft and smooth. It cleanses my impurities to a brighter skin. I feel amazing and looking at the mirror makes me feel beautiful. It doesn’t feel like sand paper whenever I rub on my skin anymore. I just love the results and knowing that this product works for a sensitive skin like mine makes it even more awesome.

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 9.32.04 AM The Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser has ingredients that cannot be found in other products, it has anti-inflammatory formula with 8 natural botanicals. Aloe, marigold, sea kelp, sea lettuce and not only that, it also has essential oils like orange peel, lemon, lime and grapefruit, which helps your skin feel soft and smooth. The Hydrating Anti-Aging Moisturizer on the other hand comes with SPF 30+, which helps to protect your skin from the damaging sunlight. The texture is soft and it doesn’t feel greasy on my skin. I love it’s smell too, mild with luxurious scents. Just a little dab on your finger can go a long way, which is great because you wont run out of it quickly. I used it AM/PM for greater results. All in all, I love this product and definitely recommend it to every woman out there who wants to have healthy, vigorous beautiful skin and most especially wrinkle-free looking skin.

They actually have a great addition to their products and those are the essential oils that I would hopefully try. I love nature and I love home remedies when it comes to wellness and body nourishment.

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Abacus24-7 iPhone 6 Plus Flip Case with a Mirror Review

I previously posted about the new iPhone 6 cases I have and unfortunately, my daughter accidentally broke the built-in stand while trying to put it back in place. She struggled to the point of breaking it. I felt sad because it was new and I love it.

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How timely it was when I got approved for a new iPhone case, for review. I’ve been meaning to buy one of the Abacus24-7 iPhone 6 Plus cases collection that I found online but I haven’t got the chance of doing it. I seen many of my customers at work has this kind of case and I think it looks really cute. What I love about this product is that it comes with a makeup mirror, which not many phone cases has.

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Whatever you see in the picture is pretty much what you can expect in person. It looks neat and the material is synthetic with a Snap-On back cover. I don’t have problems with port impediment. It doesn’t obstruct my camera or the sensor of my phone. It’s actually available in several colors like Light Blue, Light Pink, Purple, Pink and Mint. You can buy it on Amazon, just look for Abacus24-7 iPhone 6 Plus case and you’ll see it right there.


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My daughter loves modeling!

Modeling NY&C sunglasses

Modeling NY&C sunglasses

One thing I know for sure about my little girl is that she loves fashion. She loves catwalk and I have no idea where she learned it. I asked her then her reply would be “from school” is that what teachers taught her all along? LOL! Just kidding. Anyway, I find it so cute when she does things like wearing heels, wearing sunglasses and messing with the makeup samples at the department store. It’s amusing that I have to snap photos of her and share it to my family and friends on Facebook. She looks cute and funny too because she makes faces at the same time while walking towards us. I believe those sandals she wore were sizes 5 and it almost fits her. The sunglass was not children’s sizes too. In other words these were grownup stuffs that she loves to play and pretend.

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However, I know she shouldn’t act like that especially at her age and I constantly remind her to be conscious at being modest in dressing and act respectfully. Dressing appropriately is what’s important aside from behaving well. I don’t want her to become somebody who is not respected just because the way she dresses up or by her appearance. Respectful, kind and loving is what I’m instilling in my children.

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