23 August 2014

Review - Petunia Skincare Professional Hyaluronic Acid & Vit. C Moisturizing Serum

I'm past my 40s and I know it is about time I take charge of my skin regimen before the signs of aging totally eat me up. I'm glad that there are serums out there that we can use to delay the signs of aging and Petunia Skincare Professional Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C Moisturizing Serum is a great product to use to for that matter.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?
It is a nutrient that helpt in retaining moisture to the skin and aiding in a healthy and youthful appearance. It is great for hydrating skin cells and helping fine lines become less visible.

Hyaluronic Acid is a potent nutrient which helps the skin plus the added Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid makes this product very effective because Vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen to bring back skin's natural elasticity. Vitamin C also helps improve skin texture, making it smooth and an even-out complexion. It also helps in reducing pore size. Ferulic acid on the other hand is a powerful natural anti-oxidant. This nutrient stays longer in the skin and it helps stabilize Vitamin C so the latter will be more effective.

What I like:
It's more translucent than the other serums I have tried with a thicker consistency so it doesn't run on your finger when you apply.

The nozzle is better than the twist kind because all I have to do is lift the cap and press. So, it is easier to dispense and apply.

It makes my skin softer.

It makes my skin more fair.

It doesn't make my skin oily and that's a good thing for me. Most moisturizers I have tried leaves my skin shiny and oily.

This is not only a serum that helps delay the signs of aging by making the lines finer so they become less visible.  This serum is also a moisturizer which helps hydrate skin.

I can see that the larger pores around my nose area has slightly diminished in size.

It's not tested on animals.

What I don't like:
The other serums I have tried do not have a scent but this one does. It's not very overpowering but for some weird reasons, it's making me sneeze. It has a faint floral scent but like I said, it's not very strong. It's just that I prefer using unscented ones. However, the scent does not affect the effectivity of this product. It's still a great serum to use. I just wish it didn't have that "faint floral" scent.

It is sold in Amazon for $18.97 (without taxes where applicable and excluding shipping).

Comes in 1 fl. oz (30 ml) glass bottle with a pump nozzle and clear cap, packed in a white box.

My recommendation:
I can actually overlook the faint scent that I have mentioned earlier because it actually did not affect the effectivity of this product. It was just something I don't like to have in any of the beauty and skincare products that I use.

I highly recommend this product because it is really effective and I think this is a triple threat to the signs of aging - a moisturizer and a serum with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid - all great and potent nutrients our skin needs to combat and delay the signs of aging.

To know more about this product and the other products of Petunia Skincare, please visit their website:


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Too Exhausted!

I only slept for 5 hours today and that's very unusual because I love to sleep longer on weekends but because I had too many things to clean at home, attend to the pending posts I have to complete, review some products and quickly go to Ikea to buy some cabinets and knick-knacks.

My head feels like it's going to explode because it's throbbing so bad. I had to complete cleaning and go back to blog hopping. I hope next week will be a more quiet weekend for me where I'll just relax and recover from my sleep deprivation and exhaustion.

Here I go again, pushing myself to the limit of what my body can do. Anyway, I'll just consider all these activities as exercise. At least I burned some serious calories there!

22 August 2014

Erin Condren Quote Life Planner Review

*This is a long post but it's worth the time!  Please watch the video too. :)

I can't stop beaming from ear to ear whenever I think of my planner. Why on earth would someone be so thrilled with a planner, one might wonder? Well, I love writing down stuff. I love organizing my things-to-do the old fashioned way. I shun from the convenience any tech gadgets will bring when it comes to organizing my life for me. I'm old school and I want to keep my plans, organizational stuff and what-have-yous that way.

Any person who loves to jot down stuff in their appointment books or journals will certainly understand why having a planner is important to put a semblance of "order" in one's life.

So it's really not a surprise when I saw this planner in one of the website I visited recently. I got hooked the moment I saw the featured planner - Erin Condren Quote Life Planner. I told myself, "I must have that." And what do you know! I am now a very happy owner of my personalized Erin Condren Quote Life Planner. I'm super thrilled! Here are the reasons why:

It's colorful! I love the splashes of color all over the planner.

The designs are fresh and funky and the quotes are really something that will motivate, inspire and help you see things in a brighter perspective.

There are many other designs you can choose from in the site and they can be personalized so you can add a photo or your name on the cover.

The steel spiral is very sturdy and doesn't bend at all. I dropped my bag by accident yesterday and my Erin Condren Quote Life Planner was inside, the steel spiral facing the bottom. I thought it would bend or get squashed just like the ordinary metal spirals used in other planners/journals. It didn't.

The planner is printed on a 70lb text which makes its thickness just about right. I have used other planners in the past with very flimsy papers that often times ended up being crumpled or torn and I write heavily.

The covers (front and back) are hard laminated sheets which can be replaced with a different design that you can order from Erincondren.com.

The full 12-month planner has 170 pages. I have extra because I ordered the full 12-months plus the remaining months of 2014.

The planner is slightly bigger than a regular notebook and thicker too. The size is 7.25" x 9.25".

It's MADE IN USA. I love high-quality product and I'm willing to pay for the price as long as I know they are durable and made of high-quality materials.

The design once again! The outside is already pretty as it is and not to mention, colorful, depending on the design you will choose. However, the pages inside are even prettier with paper covers that have beautiful design printed on them and the pages of the months have color schemes which are all cool to the eyes.

The planner has 240 free colorful stickers with pre-printed labels such as Party, Appointment, Vacation,  and everything that can highlight special events. These tabs are also repositionable.

And it has a free perpetual calendar booklet where you can jot down all your family and friends' special dates, all in one place!

The 2-page monthly spread has reinforced coil-side binding.

The binder has colorful laminated side tabs for the months making the pages more sturdy.

The weekly pages are divided to morning, day and night. Other planners have times with them which I feel restrictive. This way, I can jot down whatever I have to that won't make me skip precious space just to get to the time where I have to input the activity or note.

One side of the weekly page has a ruled portion where you can write your goals, to-do lists or anything you fancy. Below the weekly page are meals, lists, etc.

It has a clear plastic envelope with ziplock that can be filled with pens, stickers, small photos, cut-outs, gift tags, and more!

There are full back-to-back ruled pages and some blanks ones you can use as stationery.

The whole planner is filled with quotes that help inspire, motivate, and give you that positive energy and thoughts!

It also has a "Keep-it-together" folder which can hold small bills, letters, photos or anything you want to stash there.

It has a clear snap-in ruler which can be used as a bookmark too!

And did I tell you about the other accessories you can buy to go with this fabulous planner? Not yet, well, you can add:

  • Elastic bands to keep everything in place
  • Coil clips to use for photos you want to see every single day or card or even that nice printed quote you want to read every single day and clip it to your binder as reminder
  • Pen holder to stick on the back cover of your planner to hold your pen
  • Photo stickers that can be customized upon order so you can add funny photos of yourself, your family, friends and pets and stick them on your planner as you wish
  • Blank stickers that you can customize as you wish or write whatever you like
  • Notepads for those extra doodles or special note to someone
  • Designer sticker sheets which are several sheets of fancy stickers you want to riddle your whole planner with or a sudden urge to buy a special someone a gift and need some decorations pronto! This is your answer to that!

The planner is $50 (excluding taxes and other add-ons that you may wish to buy along with the main planner). You can buy extra accessories if you wish. There's additional cost if you want to start your planner from the remaining months of 2014 + the whole of 2015.

I can actually go on and on about the many features that I love about my new Erin Condren Quote Life Planner. It's actually my mommy, social, career, blogger,  and everything-in-between planner! Yes, all rolled into one! So, if you like organizing your activities and everything you can think of into a compilation of weekly things-to-do or remind-me-whatnots, this is the planner for you!

To know more about Erincondren.com and the products offered, please visit their site and check out their social networks for promo deals and announcements:

Website - http://www.erincondren.com/
FB- https://www.facebook.com/erincondrendesign
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErinCondren
Instagram - http://instagram.com/erincondren
Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/erincondren/


Planner lovers like myself will be thrilled to know that the generous sponsor, Erincondren.com is giving away a gift code worth $50 so you can get that planner you love! This event will go live shortly so watch out for it! It will be open only to US due to the shipping cost. What if you really, really want the planner but you're not from the US? Well, if you have a relative in the US where you can have the product shipped if in case you win, please be my guest and feel free to join as well.


I received this planner for free from Erincondren.com for evaluation purposes. I only review products/services that I will like and use. I believe that this review will benefit my readers. My findings and opinions are 100% mine and may vary from yours.

19 August 2014

Discount Offer from BuyCostumes Until 31 October!

Here's another fabulous offer from BuyCostumes! Grab these discount codes now and avail of their offers in time for Halloween or whatever great costume party you will attend to. Don't wait for last minute!

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Expires: 10/31/14
* All products are eligible for the discount, including clearance. Cannot be combined with
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15% off orders over $75 at BuyCostumes
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Expires: 10/31/14
* All products are eligible for the discount, including clearance. Cannot be combined with
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Buy now! Have fun choosing your cute costume!

18 August 2014

Back To School Palooza Giveaway is now live! #B2SPalooza

Welcome to the

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza! This is a great giveaway just in time for the coming school day!

Sponsored by: Failing Perfect, Dibsies Personalization Station, Zazzle, Fundanoodle, and Educational Insights


Hosted & Organized by: Failing Perfect

Co-hosted by: Here We Go Again, Ready?, Intelligent Domestications, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Spaceships and Laser Beams, Peace and Chaos, and The More The Merrier

 I can't believe it's that time of year again! It's time to get those kids ready to go back to school. It seems like just yesterday when we were looking forward to the start of summer. Because we love our readers - and their kids - we want to help you get ready for back-to-school by helping one lucky reader get the year started with a bang. That is why we teamed up with our blogger friends and a few generous sponsors to bring you the chance to win this fantastic giveaway!

One winner is going to receive a prize package worth over $430! This giveaway includes something for everyone in the family from preschoolers through college students.

Here is what is included:
  • Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet, Wifi, 16 GB  & $100 Target Gift Card from Failing Perfect (Retail Value: $269.00)
  • Personalized Lunch Box & Personalized Backpack from Dibsies Personalization Station (Retail Value: $78.00)
  • $50 Zazzle Gift Code from Zazzle
  • Hot Dots Laugh It Up! Math Vocabulary Cards for grades 1-3, Hot Dots Reading Informational Text for grades 4-6, Hot Dots Pen, & GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope for ages 3+ from Educational Insights(Retail Value: $79.95)
  • The winner's choice of one activity kit:  I Can Bead, Lace, Rip, Trace!, I Can Pound!, I Can Build Uppercase! or I Can Build Lowercase! from Fundanoodle (Retail Value: $32.99) 
Back-to-School Palooza Giveaway: The Details
  • Giveaway will begin on August 18th, 2014 and will end at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (US) on September 2nd, 2014.
  • Open to residents in the continental US, 18 years or older.
  • One entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • Winner will have 24 Hours to respond to winner notification email, or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.
  • Winner will be chosen via random.org.
  • The winning entry will be verified.
  • Sponsors will be individually responsible for prize fulfillment.
If you agree to the above terms, then enter using the Giveaway Form below. Good Luck!! 

Good Luck!

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