Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tortillos Corn Snack

Once in a while, I'm craving for salty foods and one of the foods that satisfies my craving for salty food is this Tortillos Barbeque Flavored Corn Snack.

I love this Tortillos Corn Snack since I was in high school.  So thin, crispy and delicious.  Yes, I know this is a junk food but it won't hurt if once in a while we indulge in this so-called "unhealthy foods".

The best partner for this Tortillos Corn Snack is Coca-Cola, their flavor just compliment each other that they are so perfect as snacks for all occasions but since I'm limiting my intake of sodas and colas, I just partnered this small pack of Tortillos with pineapple juice.  Hmmm ... yummy ... I just love the flavor of Tortillos Barbecue Flavored Corn Snack.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Safeguard Antibacterial Soap

I was using Safeguard as bath soap since I was young and I can say that my skin has gotten used to its formula so when I got married and have kids I try to protect my family against diseases brought about by bacteria by regularly using it as bath soap and hand soap.

Lately, there have been a lot of antibacterial soap available in the market that I was tempted to try these other brands.  Actually, we are already okay with the protection provided by Safeguard but just to satisfy my curiosity I tried other brands.

At first, there was no problem using other brands of bath soap but later on my son developed some rashes on his hands and legs, those skin part at the back of the joints.  I thought it will just heal after a few days but I was wrong.  The rashes kept on spreading so I decided to stop using the new brand of bath soap we were using and went back to Safeguard.  After a day, the rashes started to dry and was gone after few more days.  Now, I have proven that Safeguard is really tough on germs but mild on the skin so I don't have to experiment on other antibacterial soap.

Safeguard antibacterial soap has a lot of scent which are now available in the market but whatever scent we choose, it still gives us the same protection that we get from the original scent.  For now, we are using this Safeguard white with a touch of Aloe.  I bought this at S&R Membership Shopping at Bonifacio Global City last weekend and I was happy because it was on a buy one take one promo.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Johnny English Reborn

Picture from IMDb website
Yesterday my family and I went to see Johnny English Reborn.  The children were waiting for this movie to be shown in cinemas and they were asking us again and again if we can watch this movie so yesterday hubby and I gave in to their request.

Rowan Atkinson more popularly known as Mr. Bean plays the lead role as Johnny English and since we enjoy watching Mr. Bean, we were sure that we will also enjoy Johnny English Reborn ... true to our expectation, we really enjoyed watching the movie.  The children just can't stop laughing and my son who usually don't finish a movie and falls asleep, this time he was wide awake the whole time.

The story line is simple but with the antics of Rowan Atkinson, we just can't stop laughing from start to finish.  There's just no dull moments with this movie.

So if you want to have a good laugh and enjoy watching a movie with the whole family, Johnny English Reborn is just the right movie for you.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Dutch Mill Yoghurt Drink

Whenever I do my grocery, I always look for some other drinks to give my children.  Aside from the chocolate drink, pineapple juice, yakult and freshly squeezed calamansi juice that I serve my family, I'm still on the lookout for some healthy drinks that I can offer them.  This is to give variety to what they are drinking.

I saw this Dutch Mill Yoghurt Drink when I was looking at the beverage section of Parco Supermarket.  Dutch Mill is a yoghurt drink which is combined with fruit juices like orange, blueberry, strawberry and mixed fruits. 

Being a yoghurt drink, I know that Dutch Mill is good for our health.  The taste is loved by my children and even if this product is imported from Thailand, it is not so heavy on the pocket.  The 90 ml pack is priced at 7.70 pesos at Parco Supermarket.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock

When I turned thirty-five few years ago, my face started to show signs of aging.  I noticed a small dark spot on my left cheek and it started to grow wider and darker.  I thought it would just fade away but it didn't so I went to a dermatologist and have it checked.

The doctor said that dark spots or hyperpigmentation are common skin problems that usually appear at middle age.  A lot of factors contribute to this problem but the common one is too much exposure to sun.

When I was younger I was exposed to so much sun because of a lot of outdoor activities ... mountaineering, hiking, swimming ... there's just a lot of fun things to do under the sun but my big mistake was, I never use sunblock in any of these outdoor activities.  Once you are young you won't feel the ill effects of too much exposure to the sun until you reach that middle age.

The doctor gave me several choices to get rid of my dark spots and she also advised me to use a sunblock to protect my face from further damage caused by the sun.  She prescribed Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer has a SPF of 50 (the doctor recommends a minimum of SPF 30) and protects the skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays which damages the skin.  Most sunblock offers protection only for UVA rays but the doctor said that the sunblock should protect both the UVA and UVB rays.

From then on, I used Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock and I'm happy that my dark spot did not widen anymore.  I apply it everyday after I clean my face in the morning even if I'll just stay at home. It is so light that there's no greasy feeling and no shiny finish.  I just love using this product.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Sunblock is a little expensive at 500 plus pesos for an 88 ml tube but it's worth it.  If we want to delay the signs of aging, we should take good care of our skin and better start while we are young.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Combat Roach Killer

Several months ago, we have a problem with cockroaches inside our cupboards and cabinets.  The children were really freaking out whenever they see cockroaches no matter how small these roaches are.

We tried different types of insect killer ... we tried the chalk type and the spray type and they just seem to be effective for just a few days and after that, cockroaches are there again.

One time, we were looking for a new insect killer at ACE Hardware when we found this Combat Roach Killer.  The formula is specifically for roaches and since our problem is on roaches, we did not hesitate to buy this product.

Combat Roach Killer is a gel type roach killer which according to its label attracts roaches in search of food and once these roaches ingest the gel, they return to their nest and die there ... no wonder we don't see any dead roaches inside our cabinets and cupboards.

It's been months since my husband applied the gel at certain locations and until now roaches are nowhere to be found inside our cabinets and cupboards.  Combat Roach Killer is really effective and it lasts for a long time.

Combat Roach Killer is also easy to apply since it is contained in a syringe type container so you just have to remove the cap at the tip then depress the plunger to apply the gel.  Once you are done, just return the cap and store it in a dry and safe place which is out of reach of children and pets.

Combat Roach Killer is a product made in the USA and it is priced higher than other insect killer available in the market.  The 30g packaging we bought (shown on the picture) costs 399.75 pesos but since it's really effective, it is worth it, besides one packaging is good for many more applications so we can still use it for a long, long time.

We are thankful to have found this product, the problem with cockroaches is now left in the past.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Vaseline Shampoo for Thick and Shiny Hair

My family is a Vaseline Shampoo fanatic.  We change variants every now and then so when I saw this new variant of Vaseline shampoo available in the market, I didn't hesitate to buy one.

Last week we started using this new Vaseline Shampoo for thick and shiny hair.  Just like the other variants, this new variant's scent is also mild which is what I like about Vaseline shampoo.

As for my understanding, this new shampoo from Vaseline is to make one's hair thick and shiny but to my dismay, it didn't work for me.  When I rinsed my hair, lots of hair went down the drain.  It was not normal for me to loose that much of hair in one washing.  The next day I tried it again getting the same result so I stopped using it.

I think the formula of this new variant from Vaseline shampoo, did not match my type of hair that's why I get a bad result.  My daughter also used the shampoo and she liked it so maybe it's just me that has a problem with this shampoo.