Sunday, May 20, 2018

Protecting your family and home from burglars


Prevention is better than cure. This phrase is also true for home security. It is better to take safety measures to protect our home and family before a burglary happens. Even the best home security is not 100% reliable, but at least it will deter would be burglars from targeting our home and family. Thieves do not want to waste time trying to break through layers of defences to enter our homes.

The multilayers of defences will help deter and discourage intruders and burglars from breaking into your home. Here are some simple tips to protect your home and defend your family against burglars.

·        Make sure all doors and windows are secured with good quality grills. When the windows are opened in the day for fresh air, the grill will prevent intruders from coming through. Always make sure that all doors and windows are locked especially at night.

·        Invest in good quality solid wood doors complete with decent locks to delay and prevent easy access for the intruders.

·        Install a motion sensor spy camera for home if your house do not have a home security alarm system. These self-installed spy camera systems are affordable and they are effective to detect and inform you if an intruder is trying to break through a window, the external door, or any of the areas you have protected, including your front porch areas and gate.

·        Do not hang any house keys or car keys that can be easily seen and hooked through an opening in the window.

·        If you love dogs, get a loud barking dog to sound the alarm and keep intruders away day and night.

·        Place weapons for self defense at strategic places where you can easily reach for in times of need. If you have little kids, make sure that these devices are place beyond their reach. No one wants to have a confrontation with a burglar inside your house. As far as possible we try our best to avoid it. Be prepared in case if one managed to break through the safety defences and gained access into your home. Make sure that you know how to use the weapons or devices and not waste time figuring out how to use them in times of emergency.

-        A taser to temporary stun the intruder from a safe distance to give you time to knock him out unconscious or flee to the next room to give you time to call for help. There are many types of tasers for sale online and these are non-lethal weapons.

-        Always make sure that your mobile is fully charged and placed within easy reach when you sleep.

-        A baseball bat can be used to protect yourself or can be used to knock an intruder unconscious.

-        An aerosol spray to temporary blind the intruder.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WM Production 1st Anniversary Gig | Saving Grace

WM Productions, a non-profit organization whose been fundraising events such as, benefit gigs and hike for-a-cause to help out chosen beneficiary with financial needs and medical bills.
This month, WM Productions is coming back with a bang to celebrate their 1st Year Anniversary entitled “Saving Grace”, co-presented with Red Ninja Production together with the media partners, Support Local Indie Scene, Bandwagon, OPM Memes and Indie Manila. The event will take place at Flare Bar, Metrowalk, Ortigas on Tuesday, May 15,2018 and will feature 8 OPM indie bands in Manila.
DETAILS:
Event Place: Flare Bar, Metrowalk, Ortigas
Date: May 15, 2018 (Tuesday)
Bands: 8 OPM indie bands in Manila
Ticket price: P350 (Please message us on Facebook for the tickets – WM ProductionsVisit Manila PhilippinesPia Bernaldo)
All proceeds from this event will go through the financial needs, medical bills and chemotherapy of our beneficiary, Grace who battles against breast cancer stage II at a young age of 26 years old.
The WM Productions Anniversary Gig will feature bands such as, Vicente Coleur, Coeli, With the Fellas, Over October and more bands to come as they post their final poster within the week.
“What a blessing how certain events turns out to be the most appreciative lesson for all of us. I hope this gig’s lesson for all of us is sharing happiness, being an inspiration and making an impact to other people’s lives.” says WM Productions Founder, An Layug.

WM Productions started on May 2017 when a group of individuals decided to do a hike-for-a-cause event for Amber, who was battling against leukemia. Realizing it was a good way to help a friend, on the same month, Benefit Gig for Amber happened.
WM has a deeper meaning which stands for “Walang Mahina” – a phrase that one of the organizer said when he sprained his ankle, a phrase that the group chanted while finishing the trail and it was also the same phrase that sparks up to continue what they started and soon, became an advocacy  to everyone, to never give up, be resilient and that someday they’ll finish the trail of pain and worries, and will reach the summit of healing and success.
WM Productions previous successful events in 2017 were “A Benefit Gig for Amber” and “Gig para kay Tita” both held at Skinny Mikes which attracted over 200-250 people who bought tickets and watched the gig. Beneficiaries for both events were now cancer-free patients. They also organized a “Hike-for-a-cause for the Hope Advance Kids” of Severina, ParaƱaque, held at Mt. Arayat.

“The main act for this gig is not just the music, but the influence on how we can change lives for the better” shares Dexter Bulatao, WM Productions Event lead
Tickets will be sold at 350 pesos with free drink. You may contact WM Productions for ticket inquiries to Dexter  0998 581 1346 / An 0917 438 7995.

 This event will not be possible without the following sponsors:
  • Wolfpack Exotics
  • IV Trifusion
  • Sportscut Barbershop
  • Birada Coffee
  • Standard Insurance
 To know more about the events Like and Follow their official FB Page at  www.facebook.com/wmprodph

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Buy wholesale fashion sunglasses for better profit

We all are shoppers and we know that when we buy in bulk, the cost will be lower than if we buy a single unit of the same product. That is why those doing business are buying their goods in bulk at a much lower cost and selling them at lower price that their competitors to get more profit. There are many factors contributing to a successful business, and one of the factors is buying wholesale for better profit.

If we are interested, there are many ways to earn some extra cash. Some people are holding 2 jobs such as working part time during the weekends, or working as cashiers or security guards in the evenings after their normal nine-to-five job. Others may use their register website to sell all kinds of products such as health products, beauty products, kitchenware and household products, and many others.


Many may not be confident about doing business on their own and some may not have enough money to come up with the capital to invest in the goods they want to sell. If that is the case, you can always team up with some good friends who have the same desire. Each one can contribute towards a central pool and use the money to buy a varieties of good to sell online.


First, choose the goods to sell e.g. summer apparel, beauty products, or even sunglasses. There is a wide selection of wholesale fashion products such as women’s clothing, cosmetics, fragrances, handbags, and also wholesale fashion sunglasses, reading glasses, or driving glasses. You can post pictures of these items on your website for your customers to view and to order. As the goods are being sold, the money generated can be used to buy more new goods to sell.


There are many types of sunglasses that you can buy from wholesalers online. Besides the sunglasses, you can also buy some vintage glasses frames wholesale to add to your collection. Not many websites are featuring vintage glasses frames and it is a good thing to offer these to those who are only interested in buying the frames.

Many have started off as a small scale business, just to earn some extra pocket money but have benefitted from these online business. Selling sunglasses is one such online business that has good business prospect. Choose a wholesaler that receives good reviews from their buyers.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Review: Detail Make Over Bloom Matte Blush on



I purchased this blush on because I read reviews that the Detail Make Over blush in the blush and contour palette is good. I already have contour palettes and the palette is big so I decided to buy this hoping the fornula is the same. 





It is contained in a box and the color name is at the upper right part of the box which is "Intimate" and also it is written at the middle of the blush case. The case has no mirror. The case is lightweight.

I bought it for only P180 and what I like about it is is matte. There are 3 or 4 more shades but this is is my favorite after swatching them all.



Since the formula is powder you need to put more product. Swirl your brush and do not tap only. This works well to people with fair skin. I had no irritations or pimples after using it.

In the future I most likely would buy the blush and contour palette to see if the formula are alike.


Rating: 1-5, 5 as highest
Price- 5
Packaging - 5
Color pay off - 4
Color -5
Overall 4

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Free Download of Career Transitions eBook for Mothers





Amazon bestselling author, inspirational speaker and career coach Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag makes her newly-released eBook From Career Woman to SAHM, WAHM then Businessmom: Lessons from My Transitions available for free download on Amazon during its virtual launch from April 18-19, 2018. The author shares lessons and practical tips from her own experience that are helpful to mothers who are planning or are currently going through a career transition.
Dumadag used to travel frequently around the Philippines to conduct trainings and workshops as part of her full-time job. But when she got married and pregnant with her firstborn child, she decided to leave her high-paying job to become a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) so she can prioritize building a family.
Ginger Arboleda, who used to work full-time before becoming a serial entrepreneur, says, “Teresa takes you through a journey that may very well be your journey in the future. I love how the book is so inspirational and practical at the same time. If you are a career woman who would like to see if working from home or starting your own business is the way to go, then this book is for you.” Arboleda is the CEO of Manila Workshops, Memory Crafters and Love Learning. She is also the co-founder of Taxumo.

This book is my way of paying it forward. Through this book, I hope to help other mothers become successful in their own transitions. I hope to help many women notice the signs in their lives; and thus recognize that it’s time for them to transition to a new season,” Dumadag says.

“Through these personal anecdotes of mine, I hope to encourage other women to make a leap of faith into the life that they have been dreaming for themselves and for the ones they love,” she added.
Bestselling author, sought-after speaker and businessman Bo Sanchez has this to say about Dumadag’s latest book, “Do you need courage and faith in your own life journey? Read this book to receive all that, plus more. The down-to-earth adventures in these pages will inspire you to create your own beautiful story.”
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Moms from different walks of life are invited to join the virtual book launch by downloading the eBook and sharing about it on their Facebook or Twitter account with the hashtags #transitionsebook and #careertransition. Those who will join the virtual book launch can win raffle prizes like coaching sessions with the author, downloadable planning pages, access to video talks on entrepreneurship, blogging and establishing a virtual career or business and gift certificates for free use of co-working spaces from our sponsors that include Dojo 8 Coliving Space, Lifesprings Community Center and The Learning Lodge. You may read the details of the virtual book launch and updates about it on this event page.

This virtual launch is supported by our media partner WhenInManila.com.
Amazon Prime members can download the eBook for free before and after the two-day promotion. Regular Amazon.com customers can purchase the eBook for $2.99 after April 19.  

About Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag
TERESA GUMAP-AS DUMADAG is a Filipino mom who shares inspiration and wisdom through her books, articles, blogs (Hands-On Parent while Earning and Mommy Bares All), trainings and workshops. From Career Woman to SAHM, WAHM then Businessmom (Lessons from My Transitions) is her fifth book. She is the President and Founder of Full Life Cube Publishing and Events Services (http://www.fulllifecube.com), through which she inspires and equips her clients to succeed in their businesses/careers while living out their priorities and life purpose. She does all these while homeschooling her three kids. Follow @TeresaGDumadag on Twitter and  @teresadumadag on Instagram.


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My review about this book:

It is not only for mothers but for people who are freelancers, employees, want to start their businesses, has start up businesses, want to know more about time management or career/personal growth and single people who wants to get married in the future. It has many tips and stories that are very 'relatable' and helpful. 

Freelancers who are also breadwinners can really relate to this as it is very challenging to make a home while earning especially if you do not have house helper. There are single professional nowadays that even if they are not married or have children they are like raising a family ie. they are the only ones who make enough earning for the family, problem solver, etc.

I was able to finish reading the book in 2 days. First day about 20% and the 80% I finished reading yesterday. I think you can also finish this in one sitting because it is like an anecdote and not a theory type of book where in you will have information overload. I enjoyed reading it. 

It is very modern or timely because it also tackles about how to use the internet to get projects, strategies that will help freelancers, distractions from internet surfing, etc.
I love it when authors also share how they feel and their struggles because they are also humans. This book will help you take a break from a cyber world where in there is a requirement to be perfect, that people's image should be always happy and sharing feelings or struggles is not likeable. This book tackles reality and gives realistic tips.

I am happy that Ms. Teresa gave me a copy. Get yours too! 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Review: Jocelyn Liquid Foundation


Ms. Charm of The Cool Mom's Shop (https://shopee.ph/charmille) sent me this liquid foundation. It is 50mL. It comes with a box. The pump bottle is made of glass and quite heavy.

I read the writings on the side of the box. The ingredients I like there were Collagen, Aloe Vera Extract and Snail Secretion Filtrate. I think these are very healthy for the skin.



I got shade 23 but they have a lighter shade which is 21 but it is for those with mestiza complexion.

I did a patch test on my arm and my skin didn't have rashes nor appeared reddish after.

I tried to apply it on my face using a damp sponge but the product moves away and won't stick on the stick. I tried it for the second time as a second layer hoping it would stick but it didn't. I used my fingers to apply it and it worked. It gave a medium coverage. Maybe a dry sponge or foundation brush will do. ^_^ I set it with loose powder and it gave a matte finish.


It doesn't smell like seafood or stingy. It is made in Korea. The expiry date indicated is on August 22 2020.

It is sold for only P250 and it hass 50ml so it is very sulit. Since it the glass bottle is big and heavy you might want to ransfer it to a travel size bottle.

Rating: 1-5, 5 as highest
Packaging- 5
Coverage- 4
Shade or Color- 3
Finish- 4
Even Application - 4
Overall 4

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Fenty Beauty Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick Review


Beauty Plus Ph sent me this product and I tried it. By just reading the title I can imagine that it has lots of shimmer particles inside. The lipstick is inside a box. The case is stylish and multicolored. It is not the regular lipstick case that you see in malls. Maybe due to the name Starlit the color resembles the galaxy.





Watch video below to see the swatch.


The lipstick when applied has a quite cold feeling that will linger about 5-10 seconds but it is not a burning or tingling sensation. It is a light coverage to you need to apply it twice. It is moisturizing and has large shimmer particles. It appears as very glossy. 

Honestly, I don't know which ocassion I can use this lipstick. I think I will use it with other lipsticks. I wish in the future I could have the Mattemoiselle.

Shade: Supanova

Friday, March 16, 2018

Me as Hair and Makeup Artist for 2 days in City of Dreams


I got a makeup client from a referral. Actually she is supposedly just one but I asked her if there are other officemates who will be needing my service so the time will be worth it and I still accommodate those who need me. These are two days consecutive and I have to travel to and fro. Luckily, I got two clients. On the first day there is another extra client so I got three. ^_^

It is isn't easy having 3 clients in 3 different rooms in Nobu Hotel. The time waiting for the golf car, waiting for the elevator to open and also waiting for the next client to arrive also consumed time. 

From City of Dreams I rode a golf car going to Nobu hotel. There is an elevator beside the Casino but bags are not allowed inside plus I don't have any keycard. The key is also needed inside the elevator.

The first event is the company's awatds night. And the second one is the company's musical play Grease. During the second day I only got two clients in 2 different rooms.

Inside the bathroom of each room you can see a wooden chair/bench that you can place infront of the mirror which has 2 lights on the side so that makes it like a vanity mirror. A hair blower is also already inside the bathroom. However one of my clients said it seems like the robes don't get to be changed or replenished everyday..

On top of the table infont of the TV are bottles of water, glasses, and I think I also saw some coffee, creamer and kettle.

The view from the 8th floor is breath taking. I saw the circular swimming pools, one on the left and one on the right. It is like a painting and I am convinced that City of Dreams landscaping was really planned. Ahahaha You cannot see this garden from the outside because it is secured by the walls of COD. You cannot also see the whole view if you are booked in a room at Upperground.

I thank my client for taking a picture of me with the view at the background. I am happy that I get to help people look and feel good while visiting expensive place like COD.

City of Dreams garden and pools at the background

The reception of Nobu Hotel has a wifi, also the wifi is still connected when you go inside the rooms. One thing I didn't like about the lobby is it is quite hot. Also there is no moving air. Maybe the aircon is on but due to the hot weather it is not so effective or the temperature setting is not so cold because there are few people in the reception area by the way but inside the rooms of Nobu hotel it is cold.

When there are people waiting to get booked the sofas are not enough. I am also not satisfied with the quality of the sofa because I saw some dirt on it. It is really disadvantageous if the sofa is made of cloth. Plus bedbugs can easily live in sofas made of cloth.

Me at Nobu Hotel reception area

What I like about Nobu Hotel and City of Dreams in general are the staff because they are kind and will attend to your needs and questions. You will really feel that you are welcome in the place. However one of my clients had a hard time booking even though the company already reserved rooms. 

The videos below are my vlogs about my 2 days work there. 

Day 1



Day 2


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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dr. Paolo Bellosillo On Love



Sometimes, you will meet someone and it works. Sometimes, you will meet someone and it will feel like God intervened and made you meet. Most of the time though, you meet someone and they break your heart into a million pieces and you start to wonder, “why me?”
With hugot still being one of the trending topics of all time, we decided to ask Dr. Paolo Bellosillo who is known for advocating living a quality life to share his thoughts on how you can protect your heart from the greatest stressor in life, a heartbreak.
What are the qualities that a woman should look for in a guy?
A woman needs to look for someone who is God fearing because if a man fears God, he will be loyal, faithful, committed, responsible, and honest. These are traits that any woman should want for in a man. A man like this will never make you worry or fear that he will go astray.
What are the qualities that a man should look for in their future partners?
A man needs to look for a woman who is capable of being their partner in life. They need to find someone with a humble heart and someone who prioritizes their relationship over their pride.
How can you have a relationship that is good for both parties?
A relationship that preserves the dignity of the other person is always a good indication. When there is mutual trust and mutual respect, when a relationship is rooted in prayer and kindness then reinforced by communication, you know that it is beneficial to both parties.
What are your 5 tips for a healthy, smooth sailing relationship? 
  1. Pray together. When God is at the center of everything, everything will fall into place.
  2. Communicate. As they said, almost everything can be sorted through an open and honest communication. Avoid talking when both parties are in the peak of anger or fatigue.
  3. Be kind. If you can’t be anything, if there is no more love, then at least be kind. Avoid not to lose your respect for your partner.
  4. Be open. The two of you are not the same person which means that you will not have the same beliefs, the same principles, and the same ideologies. In fact, chances are big that you will have different ones so be open to understanding how the other person works.
  5. Let go of fear. Most of the time, we react negatively because of fear.
Any tips to our readers so that they too can have a lasting relationship?
Being in love is primarily focused on the heart, on love but everyday should always take that into account as love is a journey and a decision which both souls builds on.  While the whole world celebrates it, do so in a manner where it focuses not on consumerism or material things because they fade. Be original: play a song, sing a song, cook with love for your shared favorite dish, go to the first place where it all began with your special someone, or go to church and why delay it, say I DO, tie the knot. Just make sure the other is ready and fits in the qualities and attributes of those listed above After All when you Look Through The Eyes Of Love You Should Be Bringing Out The Best Of Me/You, Here There and Everywhere.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Review: Nyx Epic Ink


I won this product in a raffle from a makeup workshop I attended. I am not fond of lip tints since for me it is very tedious to apply before I will be able to go out of the house. This product is very pigmented and transferproof.



It has a transparent seal so customers will be assured it is not second hand. The wand makes it easy to apply the tint. It is watery and not sticky on the lips. It does not have a thick consistency.


The shade that I got is Heartbreaker. It is dark and suitable for those with fair skin. The first time that I used it, I applied it directly on my lips and my lips hurt. When I applied powder on my lips before applying the product my lips don't hurt anymore. I don't know why or which ingredient caused a burning sensation.

This product is good but maybe it is not for me.

Rating (1-5, 5 as highest)

Packaging- 4
Color - 4
Transferproof - 5
Long lasting - 5

Watch my video (demo and review)