Showing posts with label AAPM Reader of the Month. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AAPM Reader of the Month. Show all posts

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Review + Giveaway: Green Esthetics Argan Oil

I read raves about the effectiveness of Argan Oil and I had a privilege to try and test one brand from a local company which I wasn't able to review yet. Then I was contacted by Green Esthetics, a USA- based organic cosmetic brand, to try, test, and review one of its products. I chose Argan Oil among its other very promising products because I wanted to compare it to the one that I had on hand. 

After two weeks, Philippine Postal Corporation notified me that I should claim the parcel. I just paid a transaction fee worth Php100 to get it. The shipping and claiming were hassle-free unlike other couriers that would charge an amount greater than the worth of the product.

Before I go further with my thoughts about Green Esthetics Argan Oil, I would like to share with you the benefits of and numerous ways to use Argan Oil on the entire body. It is indeed versatile and I must say that it is a beauty product that every individual should have.

What is Argan Oil?

Argan Oil is extracted from the nut of the Argan tree found only in Southwestern Morocco. Due to this limited and distinct location, Argan Oil is one of the rarest oils in the world. It is 100% natural and contains no parabens, preservatives, or any other type of additives.

What makes Argan Oil so exceptional is its many uses for the whole body. The vitamins found in Argan Oil are instrumental in:

- calming inflammation
- treating and preventing acne and wrinkles
- hydrating the scalp and hair to reduce frizziness
- softening the cuticles while protecting nails

What are the benefits and uses of Argan Oil?


Argan Oil does the following on skin:
- helps restore the skin's pH levels naturally and regulates the production of sebum (oil)
- neutralizes free radicals from exposure to the environmental exposures such as the sun, weather, pollution, stress, and tobacco
- moisturizes using the fatty acids in the oil, which helps to protect skin and bring a natural glow
- treats acne and fights bacteria with its antimicrobial properties
- has anti-aging properties and can reduce wrinkles by increasing skin's elasticity
- reduces and prevents scarring and stretch marks, as well as helps to heal blemishes
- assists in the cure of skin disorders, such as psoriasis, acne, eczema by calming skin irritation and inflammation
- can be used after sun exposure to enhance the appearance of skin. Note: Do not apply before or during sun exposure.
- helps circulation and relieves arthritis pain

It is recommended to use a few drops of Argan oil for the entire face. It penetrates easily and does not leave an oily residue. Doing a light massage with the oil in the evening for the face is highly recommended. As it is gentle, it can be used around the eye area.

For the body, massage using Argan oil to improve the firmness of the skin and relax the spine. Apply oil after showering through a gentle massage to hydrate and protect the skin. Mix with body lotion in the palm of your hand or apply pure.


Argan Oil does the following on hair:
- restores shine to lifeless, dull hair
- helps mend split-ends and moisture the scalp with its natural Vitamin E and fatty acids, promoting hair growth
- increases moisture in hair and acts as frizz-reducer without leaving build-up or weighing hair down.
- safe to use on children and babies
- reduces tangling and hydrates naturally
- tames dry, flyaway hair without being greasy
- nourishes the hair shaft to improve elasticity and strengthens it
- protects from and repairs damage caused by over-styling and using heat on hair

For an intensive hair treatment, to improve dry scalp, to restore dry damaged hair and to add shine, apply a generous amount of oil to dry hair starting at the ends, then wrap in a warm towel and leave for 30 minutes (or overnight if desired). Wash and style as usual. You can use it as a leave-in conditioner.

For a dry scalp and dandruff, massage into the roots. Repeat this once or twice a week for soft, smooth and dandruff-free hair.

To calm fizzy hair, put a drop or two on palms and scrunch into ends.


Argan Oil fortifies the bed and cuticles to help heal dryness and prevent breakage of nails. To strengthen weak or brittle nails and soften cuticles, mix equal parts of Argan Oil and lemon juice and soak clean, polish-free nails for 10 to 15 minutes. It is recommended to use  mix of one tablespoon (20 drops) of Argan Oil with one tablespoon of lemon juice in a bowl.


In my opinion...

The  uses and benefits of Argan Oil are overwhelming, aren't they? I am doing most of the above-mentioned recommendations for the face, body, hair, and fingernails for almost three months and the effects are amazing as it promises! In short, Green Esthetics Argan Oil is super effective and it exceeds my expectations.

Shhhh...The other Argan Oil brand that I have on hand works but I prefer Green Esthetics Argan Oil because it suits me very well. It doesn't leave oily spots or grease and discoloration of the skin on every use. It doesn't have that strong nutty smell like other 100% pure virgin, cold pressed Argan Oil due to the added 100% Natural Lavender and Clary Sage Oil extract to give it a relaxing nice and pleasant smell. The packaging is non-messy, leak-fee, and pump-type. It's easy to store and not too bulky so it's perfect to slip on my purse when I travel.

There was one time when I ran out of day moisturizer. I used it before applying make-up. Guess what? It could be a reliable primer to keep make-up last on the face but make sure not to expose your face to the heat of the sun.

Ordering and shipping worldwide are hassle-free. Never be afraid of paying expensive tax.Green Esthetics Argan Oil has three sizes to choose from that are affordable compared to other brands: 15 ml= $16.95, 30 ml= $29.95, and 50 ml= $49.95.

Green Esthetics offers FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 and this is valid on all its store items.

But I have good news for you AAPM Readers! Green Esthetics is offering a 40% discount good for all products and also free shipping when buying from its store, Just type the Promo Code: GREEN40 upon checking-out. This promo makes Green Esthetics Argan Oil and other products more affordable! Great!

Not only that, Green Esthetics is so generous. One (1) lucky AAPM Reader will have a chance to win One (1) 30 ml Green Esthetics Argan Oil worth $29.95! Just follow these four easy steps through Rafflecopter.


The giveaway is open to my readers residing in the Philippines only. You don't have to be my social media account followers to join. Giveaway period is from March 17 to April  23, 2016 only. Winner will be chosen by

I'll announce the winner on my Facebook Page on April 25, 2016 and he/she will be notified through email and/or Facebook message on the same day. I'll be responsible in shipping the prize to the winner. Thanks and good luck!
Argan Oil is a complete natural moisturizer and treatment for skin, hair, and nails. This 100% pure product from Morocco is celebrated for nourishing and protecting the body inside and out. Reading so many raves about Argan Oil made me try three brands to be exact. They all worked for me but Green Esthetics Argain Oil became my favorite because it suited me well. Perfect match kami, 'ika nga! :) Here's my opinion about it including the promo code that you can use to avail 40% off upon checking out when you purchase any Green Esthetics product. Green Esthetics is also giving away one (1) 30 ml Argan Oil worth $29.95 to one (1) lucky AAPM Reader! #allaroundpinaymama #AAPMgiveaway #AAPMReaderofthemonth #greenesthetics #arganoil #madeinusa #mommybloggersphilippines #certifiedbloggers #momswhoblogph #pinayblogger #asianblogger #philippines @green_esthetics
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I got two 30 ml Green Esthetics Argan Oil for free and I wasn't compensated to do this review. Green Esthetics didn't influence me in any way in expressing my opinion. You may read my disclosure policy HERE.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

AAPM Reader of July 2015 Announcement + August Giveaway

Hello, Mars at Pards! Thank you so much for supporting and joining my giveaway last month. I already announced the lucky winner on my Facebook page but let me do it again! 

The AAPM Reader of July 2015 is Miss Vanessa Grace Lim! Congratulations! 

Mars Van, Thanks for sharing this photo on your Facebook timeline and for tagging me as well. I really appreciate it! Muah!

I won again, this time it was unexpected & I'm grateful..Thanks be to God.! ;) --- prize sponsored by All-Around Pinay Mama

It's the third of week of August but I won't let the month pass without having a giveaway! It's better late than never! LOL! 

For this month I'm giving away ATC Healthcare, Amino Fres-C, and Vita Cubes gift pack worth Php4,000+. ATC Healthcare International Corporation, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation, and Rebisco are so generous to me and I want it to extend it to one of you to experience the benefits that I enjoy with the products that I've included in the gift pack. I'm loving them all!

The gift pack includes the following: 

Thank you so much, ATC Healthcare International Philippines, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation, and Rebisco Food Corporation for these!

1 box ATC Healthcare Fat Out Health Dietary Supplement (30 capsules)

Fat Out contains the revolutionary Sweep and Shred Formula which helps in cleansing the colon and burns down fats, for a sexier and healthier you! It costs Php125.00 per capsule (P3750.00/box).


1 box ATC Healthcare Bitter Go Food Supplement (30 capsules)

Bitter Go is the combination of Ampalaya Powder, Banaba Powder, Luyang Dilaw, and Bawang Powder. It helps in managing sugar and insulin levels. With proper diet and adequate exercise, it aids in supplementing for diabetes management. It costs only Php7.50 per capsule (P225.00/box). 

1 box Vita Cubes Fruit Flavored Jelly Candy (50 grams x 10 packs)

Vita Cubes are cube-shaped fruit flavored jelly candies that come in different flavors- strawberry, apple, orange, grape, and mango. Aside from having delicious taste, Vita Cubes are packed with essential nutrients and minerals that are important for growing children. Suggested retail price of a 50 gram pack is Php12.00. One box costs Php120.00.

6 sachets Amino Fres-C Orange, Mango, and Pineapple

The new “Amino Fres-C” Instant Juice Drink Mix is a great addition to kids’ baon. This is the only powdered juice drink that is packed with Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) with Glutamine and Arginine. These specific amino acids are building blocks of protein that maintain energy levels, support muscle growth and repair, and toughen immune system – making this drink perfect for sustaining kids’ demanding schedule at school. “Amino Fres-C” is 70% less calories compared to other juice brands, so they get to enjoy the real fruit taste of its orange, pineapple and mango variants, without the unnecessary calories. The new “Amino Fres-C” is available in local supermarkets for only Php 8.00 per 1 liter pack.


You may like to read my articles about some of the above-mentioned products on these links:

Vita Cubes: The Healthier Candy Alternative 
Less Stress at School with the New "Amino Fres-C"
My Initial Trial of ATC Evening Primrose Garnered Positive Results! 

Just do these six (6) easy steps to have more chances of winning!

The giveaway is open to my readers residing in the Philippines. Giveaway period is from August 17- 31, 2015 only. Winner will be chosen by

I'll announce the winner through a blog post on September 1, 2015 and he/she will be notified through email and/or Facebook message on the same day. Thanks!

Good luck and thanks for joining!



Saturday, July 25, 2015

AAPM Reader of June 2015 Announcement + July Giveaway

Mars and Pards, I apologize for not being able to announce the winners of AAPM Reader of June 2015 on time. I decided to choose two winners instead of one to make it worth the wait. This Mama was so busy/productive since the school year of my two boys started. The sudden change of weather also hightened the onset of my allergies. I also had to start stocking up our products in our outlets. A sick work-at-home mom with no helper was really, really tasking or shall I say "toxic" ?

Without further ado, I would like to announce again the winners of AAPM Reader of June 2015. Congratulations to Misses Jenina Tuazon (1st placer) and Lynne Agapin (2nd placer)! I already announced the winners on July 16 through Facebook. I'll make personalized #faithshoppePH magnets for both of them, 24 pieces for the 1st placer and 12 pieces for the 2nd placer respectively.

I already send private messages to the winners on their Facebook accounts. I'm just waiting for them to send their photos that they want me to place on their magnets. Honestly, I'm super excited to see their photos to be incorporated with my creations.

As promised, I'm still having a giveaway for July despite rolling it for a week only. I'm going to give a BABY BENCH COLONIA & POWDER GIFT PACK to one lucky #AAPMreaderofthemonth of July 2015! Why Baby Bench? It's one of our family's favorite cologne brands and I want to share it with one of my lucky readers

You may like reading Tips in Choosing and Using Cologne and Perfumes to know more details.

Joining is so easy. Just follow these three (3) easy steps:


The giveaway is open to my readers residing in the Philippines. Giveaway period is from July 26- 31, 2015 only. Winner will be chosen by

I'll announce the winner through a blog post on August 1, 2015 and he/she will be notified through email and/or Facebook message on the same day. Thanks!

Good luck and thanks for joining!



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AAPM Reader of May 2015 Announcement + June Giveaway

Hello, Mars at Pards! I'm so glad to inform you that AAPM Reader of May 2015 is...

Congratulations, Miss Ann Gole Cruz! Your mom is so lucky to have you! You're such a thoughtful and loving daughter. I'm sure that she's going to love the Nature Republic Gift Pack!

Thank you very much for your overwhelming support on the launching of my monthly giveaway. It really means so much to me.

If you're my regular reader and follower, you can read on some of my articles and see at my social media feeds my life as a crafter/mompreneur. One of my goals in crafting is to create souvenirs that are useful, practical, catchy, but most of all, memorable. I always want my creations touch the heart of the receiver because of sentimental reasons. 

One of my favorite projects is making personalized magnets  for clients, friends, and loved ones. Aside from requesting me to make magnets for promotional purposes, they also want their favorite photos to come alive with my magnets. I feel elated, blessed, and motivated when recipients express their appreciation. It's music to my ears when they tell me how delighted they are whenever they see those magnets because they bring back good memories that are frozen in time.

My Aunt Elaine requested me to make these magnets as a surprise for his husband, Ferds. She told me how her family loved and appreciated them so much.
This photo was a repost from @denisereyala of Royal Domesticity. I made these for her daughter, Pia, as presents last Christmas. Denise mentioned on her Instagram account how she and Pia love it when they see their beautiful moments whenever they get something from the refrigerator. Comments like this has a kilig factor for me!

I created these magnets  for one of my most favorite families. I lifted the best photos of Jody, Ron, and my godchild, Jara from Facebook, made a lay-out and hard copies then laminated them on magnetic sheets. Seeing beautiful photos and creating something special out of them make me genuinely happy.

For this month, I want to share to you my craft and one of my passions, an activity that makes me and other people happy. I am giving away two dozens/24 pieces personalized magnets for the chosen AAPM Reader of June 2015.

Here are the two (2) easy steps to join:

1. Like Joyceski's Biz / FAITHSHOPPE Official on Facebook.


The giveaway period is from June 1- 30, 2015 only. Winner will be chosen by

I'll announce the winner through a blog post on July 1, 2015 and he/she will be notified through email and/or Facebook message on the same day. Thanks!

Good luck and thanks for joining!

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