Showing posts with label Giveaway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Giveaway. Show all posts

Saturday, July 8, 2017

#PakNaPak na Healthy Recipes by Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil + Giveaway (July 2017)


Most kids nowadays are picky eaters and my sons are no exception. There are days when our menu just keeps on rotating over and over and that includes Fried Chicken and Fish and sandwiches that are so easy to prepare. Paps and I do our very best to be creative in preparing our meals to encourage our kids to eat more healthy food choices but sometimes we are too tired and busy to sustain our habit. Nevertheless, we still do our best to extend our effort.

It is obvious that food preparation takes time and it is our duty as parents to do it properly no matter how very busy and exhausted we are. Hindi basta nakasanayan ay the best na.

Just recently, a friend from Uni-Pak sent me a gift bag with cans of Mackerel in Natural Oil and a desk calendar with recipes on it just in time when we were thinking of other interesting and healthy quick and easy meals to cook. I really felt happy and relieved because Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil could give us hearty meals in no time.

Why is Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil healthy and safe? An oily fish such as mackerel is known to help fight cardiovascular disease, dementia, loss of vision, and prostrate cancer. It's one of the best sources of protein, selenium, vitamins B and D, and omega-3 fatty acids--- vitamins, minerals, and fat that are necessary for good health. Uni-Pak is a flagship brand of SLORD Development Corporation, the company that specializes in toll-packing quality canned goods that is trusted by domestic and international companies since 1985. 

Moving on, here are two of the great-tasting and healthy dishes that I cooked using Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil:


***Uni-Pak Mackerel Sisig***

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Ingredients


1 can of 425 Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil, drained and flaked
3-4 cloves garlic
1 medium-sized onion, minced
1 piece red chili (siling labuyo), minced
oil or 1/8 stick of butter for frying
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon soy sauce or liquid seasoning

Optional seasoning
2 pieces kalamansi
spring onions


Procedure

1. In a cooking pan, heat oil or butter.
2. Saute garlic and onion.
3. Put in Uni-Pak Mackerel flakes, liquid seasoning or soy sauce, and red chili. Cook for 3-5 minutes
4. Remove from heat and transfer it to serving plate.
5. Put kalamansi, mayonnaise, and spring onion. Mix well.

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***Uni-Pak Healthy Mackerel Sandwich***

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Ingredients

1 can of 425g Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil, drained and flaked
2 tablespoons red onions, minced
1 tablespoon lemon or calamansi juice
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
8 slices white or wheat bread
lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber (optional)
salt, sugar, and pepper, to taste



Procedure

1. Mix the mackerel, minced onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, sugar, and pepper.
2. Spread the mackerel mixture on slices of bread.
3. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber and close the sandwiches.



These recipes are so easy to prepare and so delicious and nutritious that even busy individuals can do hastily and picky eaters can appreciate. They can save the day from being chaotic! Hindi rin siya malansa. Kaya basta Mackerel, dapat tatak Uni-Pak!


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Do you want to get a #PakNaPak na Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil gift pack for free and cook your own #TatakUnipak recipes? Uni-Pak is giving away a gift pack to one of you and it's so easy to join. Just do the following steps:

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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 July 8 to 21, 2017 only. Winner will be chosen by random.org.

I'll announce the winner on my Facebook Page on July 23, 2017 and he/she will be notified through Facebook private message on the same day. Uni-Pak/SLORD Development Corporation will be responsible in shipping the prize to the winner. Thanks and good luck!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tupperware Fresh Staks: Help Store More and Waste Less


According to Sharon Franke, director of the Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, air is one of the major factors that can cause fast spoilage of cooked or raw food. She stressed out the importance of airtight containers in food storage because they keep it from developing freezer burns, getting soggy or dry, or absorbing odors of other food items because these containers don't allow air to pass through freely.

After years of testing different airtight containers, she found out that the best choice was still made of glass with tight lids that should be virtually leak proof. But if  you feel that made of glass wouldn't fit your lifestyle or be applicable to you, she said that made of plastic could also work. Plastic containers, like glass, are non-porous which don't allow air to come in and out easily.

Food grade and non-toxic plastic airtight containers, for me, fit my lifestyle more since I have very young children. They are lightweight that make them easier to carry and clean without any worries of breaking them that even my kids can handle. Aside from being food grade, safe, and non-toxic, here are the factors that I consider in looking for the best airtight plastic containers and Tupperware Fresh Staks meet my requirements:

- help store more and waste less 

Tupperware, the brand of plastic containers used in households to store food and keep it airtight, was developed in 1946 by Earl Silas Tupper in Leominster, Massachusetts. He patented its "burping seal" that made it unique from competitors.

- rectangular in shape that promotes the use of space efficiently

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- containers can be reused for years

Tupperware Brands Philippines assures its clients of its products' superb quality that makes them last for years and it gives a 10-year product warranty against defects in the material or worksmanship under normal or household non-commercial use.

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- stackable to maximize our fridge space
- contain a set of three different sizes that makes me use only what is needed 

Remember, using large containers more than we need can accommodate more space for air that causes food to spoil. The set comes with the following: one Medium Fresh Stak (Php799.00), one Large Fresh Stak (Php899.00), and one Jumbo Fresh Stak (Php999.00), perfect for storing less or more food items. 

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 Medium (Capacity: 1.3 L; Dimensions: 27.6 cm L x 13.5 cm W x 6.7 cm H), Large (Capacity: 2.2 L; Dimensions: 27.6 cm L x 13.5 cm W x 9.7 cm H),  Jumbo (Capacity: 3.1 L; Dimensions: 27.6 cm L x 13.5 cm W x 12.8 cm H) 

- store raw or cooked food, fruits, and vegetables

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- come with handles for easy pulling out of the fridge


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Tupperware Fresh Staks can surely keep food fresh longer while keeping the fridge or pantry organized. 

To ensure that I use them properly to serve their purpose, their lids must be properly placed. Below is a step by step instruction on how I properly seal them.

1. Place lid, groove over container rim and press one corner.
2. Slide thumbs over top of lid edges to opposite corners.
3. Continue to slide thumbs over edges to fourth corner.

To remove the lid, I just lift it on one corner then lift other three corners one at a time. Easy peasy!

I am more confident that our family saves more and waste less because Tupperware Fresh Staks really work! Like my positive experience, Tupperware Brands Philippines would like to give a special treat to one of you, my lucky readers/followers! The winner will receive a set of three Tupperware Fresh Staks shown above worth Php2,697.00! Yay!

Joining is so quick and easy. Just follow the steps below:

1. LIKE/FOLLOW Tupperware Brands Philippines's social media sites.
Facebook - Tupperware Brands Philippines 
Instagram - @tupperwarebrandsph 
Twitter - @TupperBrandsph

2. LIKE/FOLLOW me on the following social media sites:
Facebook - All-Around Pinay Mama 
Instagram - @allaroundpinaymama 
Twitter - @multitasking_sj 


3. Leave the following as a comment on this blog post: 

YOUR FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and TWITTER PROFILE URLs


4. All steps must be done to qualify for this giveaway. 

This giveaway is open to residents of the Philippines only. Giveaway period is from June 28 to July 7, 2017. Entries will be checked by yours truly. The winner among the qualified entries will be chosen by random.org. I will announce the winner on my Facebook page on July 9, 2017 and he/she will be notified through Facebook private message on the same day. I will be responsible in shipping the prize to the winner. 

Thanks for joining and good luck! I am so excited to know the winner, ship the prize to him/her, and learn his/her Tupperware Fresh Stak experience. I hope you learned something from this post that can prevent you too from wasting more food.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Our Family Loves Belo Baby

Time flies! It's been almost a year since I've written my thoughts here in detail about the Belo Baby product line. When it comes to loyalty, I can swear on Belo Baby when it comes to taking care of my family's skin. We are using it for exactly 10 months and we are happy with what it does.



When it comes to quality and safety, we can never go wrong with Belo Baby that guarantees to have 100% natural and 0% harmful ingredients. It's "all natural" and crafted with care for the most delicate skin, for the most meticulous moms, and for the whole family as well. 

We feel safe whenever we use Belo Baby because it leaves out some harmful ingredients present in other brands and is composed of these main ingredients:

Cocoa Butter, an ingredient that contains antioxidant qualities that protect skin from the outside. It keeps the skin healthy by strengthening and deeply moisturizing it. With its anti-inflammatory properties, it also relieves common skin irritations like rashes.

Shea Butter, a known super food for the skin, as well as the hair. It heals, protects, nourishes, and moisturizes skin from damage and dryness. Because it is natural, gentle, and soft, it is suitable for all skin types especially the delicate and sensitive skin of babies. It naturally heals common skin conditions of babies like eczema and diaper rash.

Sweet Almond Oil, has the ability to lock moisture into the skin. It is also a good exfoliator to help remove dead skin cells and stimulate the development of healthier skin. It is generally safe for all skin types, including delicate baby skin.

Belo Baby provides a safer alternative unlike other baby products. Belo has taken meticulous care in choosing not only which ingredients to put in, but which to leave out.

Once more, I would like to stress out the things that our family loves about the following Belo Baby products:

Bar Soap

(Php79.75)

- white in color so it shows that it's pure and no artificial coloring

- easy to grip and doesn't slip even when being held by kids

- lathers just right

- mild-scented; smells great and the scent stays on skin for hours

- makes skin supple, soft, and smooth without any irritations





Hair and Body Wash

(Php219.75)

- white in color so it shows that it's pure and no artificial coloring

- makes hair and skin smell really, really good and the sweet powder scent lingers for hours

- makes hair and skin soft and smooth without irritations

- has creamy consistency that doesn't lather too much because of the absence of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), a cleansing and foaming agent used in soaps, washes, and shampoos that can cause irritations when being used often and high concentrations, but still removes dirt

- has pump-type container that can be locked and unlocked easily




Face and Body Lotion

(Php224.75)

- smells so good on skin and the scent stays longer
- makes skin from head to toe supple, moisturized, soft, and smooth without greasy after-feel; even a seldom lotion user like I do due to experiencing greasiness can be motivated to use it regularly


Among these three products that we truly love, Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion is our most favorite. I don't usually hoard, but see I have three on hand because our family can never let the day pass without using this.




My sons use this after every bath to keep their skin moisturized. Kuya, who is in his tween years, still likes the way it touches his skin. He can smell like a baby and it doesn't bother him anyway. 



We have this massage ritual with Bunso at bedtime to address his sensory overload issues due to Mild Autism. Using Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion in his body massage makes him feel relaxed leading to uninterrupted sleep.


It's only during our kid's hospitalization that we have a chance to have a #staycation. Maybe you are wondering why I sound so positive about it. Yes, it is emotionally, physically, and financially draining but everytime it happens I do my best to look at it on a different perspective. . . Everytime we stay in the hospital, I become at peace with my faith in God. As the saying goes, PRAY MORE WHEN IT'S DIFFICULT TO #PRAY. I realize that I can do it. I am thankful because I have time to #REFLECT and realize that I am so blessed despite not being rich in material possessions. I have loving family and friends. . . When I told Kuya over the phone that Bunso would be admitted, he was crying and worried about his brother. I told him that it would be fine and he would be taken care of. The following day, Hubby brought the items in the photo and said that Kuya prepared them for his baby bro--- @belobabylove Lotion for his massage, his favorite books, new #HotWheels car. He even made a #Qixels doll to make Bunso happy. . . I was so nervous to be alone in taking care of Bunso because he was hyperactive during his previous hospitalization. I am so grateful to his therapists and teachers because now he is more matured and can easily follow directions. He stays in bed knowing that he has to rest and take care of his IV site. We just cuddle, read books, and play his favorite puzzles. His nurses and doctors are very caring and supportive too. It's evident that Bunso's recovery is quick. . . It's challenging when my kids get sick but it makes our family stronger and grateful. I know that it shall pass. . #richwellprime #allaroundpinaymama #aapmmusings #momblogger #autismmom #keepthefaith #lifelessons #strength #hope #love #faith #autism #mommybloggersphilippines
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A day isn't complete without using this lotion. In my case, I use it as my daily face and body moisturizer especially when I just stay at home, I have a few favorite facial and body lotions that I use alternately but currently, this is my favorite because I never have a greasy after-feel now that the weather is so hot. I use it on my face together with Belo Tinted Sunscreen and I have observed that it gives my make-up a flawless dewy finish. No wonder that it was a recipient of Sample Room Awards 2016.


We really, really love Belo Baby. As I've mentioned on my review last year, it exceeds my expectations and is consistent in giving best results. The packaging is very attractive, functional, and durable. It has superb quality and clinically proven all natural, gentle, and safe for everybody and reasonably priced too. It's economical because the product goes a long way and only a small amount is needed for every use. I've heard good feedback from my friends, loved-ones, and even strangers that can attest how highly recommended it is for the entire family. Babies and adults can have healthy skin and smell fresh and pure all day!

Now, I would like to take this opportunity to greet Belo Baby a "Happy First Anniversary"! #BeloBabyTurnsONE! Yay! Our family wishes you more success and fruitful years of developing more all natural products for us to enjoy! Thank you for taking good care of our family's skin naturally.
Belo Baby has indeed changed the way our family  takes care of our skin. As its way of saying thank you, Belo Baby wants to know how it has changed yours and your baby's way of taking care of your skin too through an Instagram contest. These are the things that you should do, Mars at Pards:

1. Upload a creative photo of your Belo Baby moment with any Belo Baby product on Instagram. 

2. Make sure to write a catchy caption or description. Please include the hashtags #BeloBabyxAllAroundPinayMama , #BeloBaby , and #BeloBabyTurnsOne.

3. Follow and tag  @belobabylove and @allaroundpinaymama so that I can see your entry easily.

4. Only one (1) entry is allowed per Instagram account.

5. Here's a sample entry:


I seldom capture a moment like this because Bunso is camera shy. Maybe he is so happy with his body massage using his all-time favorite, @belobaby Face and Body Lotion  and it shows through his huge smile! Happy first anniversary, Belo Baby! Thanks for taking care of Bunso's skin naturally! @allaroundpinaymama #BabyBeloxAllAroundPinayMama #BeloBaby #BeloBabyTurnsONE
















Contest runs from March 17 to 23, 2017 and is open to Philippine residents only. My family will choose one (1) winning entry. The winning entry will be announced on March 24, 2017 and Belo Baby will be responsible in shipping the prize to the winner. I'm so excited to see your entries!

Belo Baby is available in all leading supermarkets, groceries, department stores, and online.

You may visit www.belobaby.ph or Belo Baby social media sites for more information and updates:

Facebook:  belobabylove
Twitter: @belobabylove
Instagram: @belobabylove



Monday, November 7, 2016

Review + International Giveaway (November 2016): KidloLand App

Our world is now fast paced. Technology changes in a blink of an eye. People from all walks of life especially the older ones do their best to cope up with it while the youngsters, which include my son, are born with. We can’t deny that apps using our phones, laptops, and tablets become part of our lives now and they are here to break or make us especially the kids. What I mean is, there are those who are trashy and don’t teach our children the right values or skills and there are those who help us to develop them cognitively and wholistically.

I have two sons, eleven and five years old. With all honesty, I don’t expose them too much on gadgets because they have the tendency to get addicted. In the case of my eldest, I have no choice this year but to give him his own tablet because his class uses e-book in school. What  I do is I give him an hour during weekends and ten minutes during weekdays to enjoy his favorite videos on YouTube, read articles online, or play games. Paps, Loley, and I are still monitoring him despite of trusting him that he can control his urge to play instead of studying. While my Bunso, who has been diagnosed with Mild Autism Spectrum, is not allowed by his Developmental Pediatrician to get exposed to television shows or watching videos online and offline because his speech and fine motor skills are delayed. Sadly, he has the tendency to get hooked on gadgets that he doesn’t like to stop. He needs to do activities that require communicating and tinkering.

After his diagnosis in 2014, we took away his gadget privileges. It was also on the same year when he started being afraid of hearing load sounds and getting overwhelmed with too much color and action from movies. I exposed him to more books, flashcards, and concrete educational tools like blocks and Lego.

It was only last year that I let Bunso  use my phone. I only installed two educational puzzle apps that he's still playing daily under  time limit. Presently, he is still afraid of loud sounds and hearing songs from the television or radio. Ironically he has the tendency to get addicted to YouTube firework videos so I locked the internet access. So when KidloLand, an award-winning app for toddlers and preschoolers, contacted me to review its app, I was hesitant at first. But then again, 250+ mom bloggers all over the world recommended it so why should I not give it a try. Then I accepted the offer. Seeing and exploring the app myself with Kuya before showing it to Bunso made me feel happy that I said yes.



These are the things that we love about KidloLand:

1. Versatile

- There are over 800 nursery rhymes, stories, songs, activities, and  games available for toddlers and preschoolers.

- 95+ interactive classic nursery rhymes with thousands of surprises  come alive when tapping the screen.

- Original educational songs for learning ABCs, fruits, vegetables, shapes, colors, and a lot more can be found.

- There is a complete Phonics section composed of activities and songs to help kids start or enrich their reading skills.

- Kids learn a lot through games. They enjoy playing without them realizing that they are learning at the same time.

- It is loaded with activities that help kids develop their cognitive skills like sequencing, math, picture and number, comprehension, problem solving skills, and a lot more that develop their eye-hand coordination, creativity, reasoning, and imagination.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


2. Child and Parent Friendly

- There are no advertisements that may influence the child.

- The games, songs, and activities are designed for kids ages zero to five.

- It’s easy to use and navigate.



- Shows a wide array of funny animations and sounds that make children entertained.

- Animation and sound are colorful and crisp respectively.

- Parents can download activities, videos, and songs that kids can enjoy offline anywhere, anytime. 
This also assures that parents can still choose and be in control in what contents of KidloLand their kids can watch, hear, and do at the moment.

 
 

Our internet connection speed here in the Philippines is too slow and it takes longer for me to download more contents of the app but I guess in other countries downloading is faster. It’s okay for me because as I’ve said, I only show Bunso a few portions of the app daily.




3. Android and Apple Device Compatible

Kidloland may be purchased through App Store, Google Play, and  Amazon Appstore for Android.


4. Affordable

There’s a Basic (Free) Service where a limited number of songs and other content is made available to the free users of the app and unlocking any additional content requires either in-app purchase or registering for subscription service. One year subscription, for example, is US$39.99.

During the first time that I showed Bunso the activities that I downloaded from the app, I felt a little nervous. As I mentioned a while ago, he was afraid of loud sounds, too colorful animation, and could get addicted to videos so I did his exposure one at a time for him not to get overwhelmed. I was surprised to see that he loved everything about it especially the puzzles. He didn’t get afraid of the sound and color. He was hooked  but still would return my phone after a given time limit. Like his favorite old puzzle apps, he didn’t get addicted.

Our family loves KidloLand. It ‘s definitely the best educational preschool and toddler app that I’ve seen so far. No wonder that it is trusted by moms all over the world and has gained so many awards and badges from different parenting and educational institutions. KindloLand can win the hearts of kids as well as their parents.



Like us, I also like you and your toddlers and preschoolers to experience the wonders of this app. KidloLand is so generous to give three (3) AAPM Readers of the Month of November a three month subscription each to the KidloLand app. It’s so easy to join. Just follow the steps below:


This giveaway is open to my readers WORLWIDE. You don't have to be my social media account followers to join. Giveaway period is from November 7 to 30, 2016 only. Winner will be chosen by random.org.

I'll announce the winner on my Facebook Page on December 1, 2016 and he/she will be notified through Facebook message on the same day. Thanks!

Good luck and thanks for joining!

XOXO,

SJ   



Monday, May 2, 2016

Review + Giveaway: Ready Wrap Freezer-Ready Containers

I am one of those moms who admit that their pet peeve is seeing the house disorganized. Honestly, I can't concentrate in doing tasks when I see clutter everywhere. I have this eagerness to clean every single space until my time for doing my planned tasks is already taken.

I swear that I am eternally OC (Obsessive Compulsive) when it comes to cleanliness and organization but when talking about the refrigerator and freezer, these areas are the ones that I neglect to organize.  Paano naman kasi, I always change containers especially the ones that are being used to store food.

The previous containers that I used especially the ones stored in the freezer would become brittle and would crack due to constant exposure to very low temperature and their tendency to stick on ice. Taking them off was literally like a battle! Due to these reasons, I would end up placing food for freezer storing in plastic bags which were very unhygienic and unpleasant to see.

Not until I discovered Ready Wrap Freezer-Ready Containers that I purchased from Uratex Philipppines Retail Showroom in Miller Street, Quezon City. Having these containers was life changing!

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I've been using Ready Wrap Freezer-Ready Containers for almost four months and I'm so satisfied and pleased with what they can do for my family.


The following are the reasons why I really, really like them and consider them as one of the best kitchen products that I've had!

- They don't become brittle upon usage.
- They are colorful and non-bulky.
- They are made from #5 Polypropelene food grade plastic which is safe.
- They can be used for storing anything aside from food.

- They don't stick on ice in the freezer.
- The integrity stays the same even when being used for months.
- They are easy to clean and store. Grease doesn't stick that much to the surface.
 

One of the best kitchen products that I had last year was Ready Wrap Freezer-Ready Containers. I highly recommend this brand due to the following reasons: ✔ I can use the containers for storing anything aside from food. ✔ They don't become brittle upon usage. ✔ They are colorful and non-bulky, can be used as packaging for gifts and knick knacks. ✔ They are non-toxic. ✔ Frozen or refrigerated food stays fresh for days. ✔ They don't stick on the freezer. ✔ The integrity stays the same even when being used for months. ✔ They are easy to clean and store. Grease doesn't stick to the surface. They are available in all Uratex Philippines Retail Showrooms and supermarkets nationwide. #allaroundpinaymama #aapmfavorites #allaroundpinaymamarecommends #uratexph #readywrap #kitchen #instadaily #mommybloggersphilippines #certifiedbloggers #momswhoblogph
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- They can be used as packaging for gifts and knick-knacks.







They are available in all Uratex Philippines Retail Showrooms and leading supermarkets nationwide. The pack of seven R-500 Ready Wrap Freezer-Ready Containers, the one that I've got, costs Php89.75. It may look and sound expensive but they are durable, safe, and versatile so that means real value for money.

Seriously, I am more inspired now to organize our refrigerator and freezer! Have you tried using Ready Wrap Freezer-Ready Containers? If not yet, try it now because you're not going to regret it. I can bet my name on it!

Uratex Philippines is so generous that it's giving away 3 packs of R1600 (biggest) Ready Wrap Freezer-Ready Containers worth Php599.25 plus 2 packs of Mrs. Eraser Magic Sponge by 3's worth Php199.50 (See my review HERE) to ONE (1) lucky AAPM Reader of the Month of May 2016! 

The winner is going to get goodies worth Php798.75! Waging-wagi, 'di ba?

Joining is so quick and simple. Just do the steps below:




The giveaway is open to my readers residing in Metro Manila/NCR and Greater Manila Area (Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal) only. You don't have to be my social media account followers to join. Giveaway period is from May 2 to 31, 2016 only. Winner will be chosen by random.org.

 
I'll announce the winner on my Facebook Page on June 1, 2016 and he/she will be notified through email and/or Facebook message on the same day. Thanks!


Good luck and thanks for joining!

XOXO, 

SJ  

 

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?


SKIN

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.


HAIR

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.


FINGERNAILS

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.

Source: https://www.greenesthetics.com/faqs/argan-oil



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, www.greenesthetics.com. 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 random.org.

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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