Love Organic. Choose Organic: Nayangu Personal Care Products

December 30, 2015

Mommsies, Recently I got this items from Nayangu.
I was really excited about this since I heard that they are Philippine made and all these items are 100% Organic. Read on to find out more of these amazing products!






 Blossom
Feminine spray

The best intimate feminine solution that is formulated with lavender infused in a gentle cleaner mixed with a zest of mint giving way for a cool, clean and fresh feeling all day. Experience a practical feminine leave-on sanitizing product that comes very handy especially during red seasons.

INGREDIENTS: lavender, peppermint , lemongrass hydrosol, menthol, virgin coconut oil, vitamin E, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:

Must-try. Perfect for women on the go, just one spray for that fresh feeling down there. Smells so much like lavender and a slight odor of mint.



Handshake
Hand spray

Protect yourself at all times with a spray-on hand sanitizer that helps prevent sweaty palms. Made from plant extracts suspended in lemongrass hydrosol water, Handshake has a gentle cleaner with a high wetting power allowing it to be absorbed through the folds of our hands.

INGREDIENTS: oil extracts of lemongrass, sweet orange, green tea and calamansi, lemongrass hydrosol, vitamin E, virgin coconut oil, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
I like using this spray when I am out especially during my trips to the hospital for prenatal check-up.
It has that refreshing feel upon application plus it smells good too! I find that it is easily absorbed by my hands.... 
Highly-recommended product!


March
Foot spray

Regulate sweating and ultimately get rid of germs, fungi and bacteria. It effectively takes away the odor within minutes of spraying. It even works well on hard to reach skin and in between toes. Uniquely blended with natural essential oils, experience freedom and keep your feet sanitized and fresh all day.
INGREDIENTS: bamboo grass extract, lemongrass, green tea, peppermint and calamansi essential oils, lemongrass and citronella hydrosols, menthol, vitamin E, virgin coconut oil, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
Definitely a must try product, just one spray and you're good to go. Keeps you feet fresh all day.


 Soothe*
Deodorant

Get caught in tight situations without ever feeling conscious. Feel liberated as you can freely express yourself knowing that your daily protection keeps germs, bacteria and fungi away. This spray-on deo has all natural ingredients keeping you fresh all day, everyday.

INGREDIENTS: bamboo grass extract, lemongrass, green tea, peppermint and calamansi essential oils, lemongrass and citronella hydrosols, menthol, vitamin E, virgin coconut oil, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review: 
This product smells citrusy to me. It has a slightly stinging sensation too after spraying on my underarms which to me is refreshing. I love this product that I use it almost everyday. The Cons to this is that I have to reapply again after in the afternoon for a much longer effect. I highly recommend this product. 



Refresh
Masculine spray
Who says it’s only for women? Men can also stay clean and fresh with a personal care product that not only helps prevent itchiness and rashes caused by dryness on intimate areas – an on-the-go natural treatment ideal for active men keen on staying clean and fresh.
INGREDIENTS: sandalwood, bamboo extract, peppermint , lemongrass hydrosol, menthol, virgin coconut oil, vitamin E, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
Must try for men. Smells odor of wood, perfect for travelling and when outdoors just one spray and you get that fresh and clean feel.

Breathe
Mouth spray
Feel confident and enjoy relaxing conversations without having to worry if you’re breath is starting to make an embarrassment out of you. Breathe easy and keep feeling refreshed all day with a handy, alcohol free mouth spray laced with stevia and xylitol.
INGREDIENTS: peppermint , spearmint, lemongrass hydrosol, stevia, xylitol, virgin coconut oil, vitamin E, natural solubilizer, distilled water

Review:
Perfect for dates, and when on intimate conversations with friends, colleagues or special someone. These product is a must have. Start refreshing with just one spray.



Zap

ZAP is an all-natural, organic insect repellent that effectively protects your family against Aedes aegypti (dengue) mosquitoes and other pests without toxic chemicals like deet (N,N-diethyl-3- methylbenzamide). deet is the most commonly studied repellent available in the market. However, deet can cause mild to severe irritation and toxic reactions, especially in children.

Review:

I love using this product. It has the smell of herbs much that of the ones I used for my baby (acete mansanella) odor to it. It appears as liquid sort of lotion. I haven't used it for my son though as it may cause him allergies, he is allergic so I am gonna use it instead. Must try especially when out camping outdoors or travelling with friends and family.






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Unboxing Video of Nayangu: Organic Personal Care Products

December 27, 2015

Hi Mommsies!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas spent with your families.
Just want to share with you my unboxing video of the Personal Care Items I got from Nayangu.



Hope you enjoy! Will be posting my reviews soonest!

Happy Holidays!




Discover Mott's 100% Apple Juice Goodness

December 15, 2015


Yes, an apple a day does keep the doctor away! The apple, that shiny, beautiful red fruit which teased its way into Eve's heart and lured Snow White into an enchanting sleep, is packed with all sorts of nutritional benefits. Not only does it boost your immune system, it also cleanses your liver, prevents cataracts, controls weight, and contributes to a healthy heart.(1) It's no wonder then that the folks over at Mott's love working with this luscious fruit!

It all started with S.R. Mott, who has been growing apples in New York since 1842. Using techniques he learned from his grandfather, Mott perfected advanced pasteurization and filtration techniques at his mill, resulting in the popularity of his products.

Mott's 100% Original Apple Juice offers nurturing goodness for the entire family. 

It's not only great-tasting and nutritious, it is also rooted in the fine tradition of making the most of the goodness of the lovely apple. Through the years, Mott's has proven to be the expert when it comes to apples by offering delicious products of consistently high quality. Generations of mothers have trusted Mott's for its venerable heritage.

Every eight-ounce serving of Mott's 100% Original Apple Juice provides your family with two servings of fruit and 120% Daily Value Vitamin C. That's not just 100% juice, that's also 100% delicious!

Apple juice is great in so many healthy ways. Just one serving of apple juice already gives your body a nice boost of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It's got vitamin C and polyphenol antioxidants which work to improve your overall health and well-being. It also has loads of potassium to keep your heart healthy and strong.
Mott’s 100% Apple Juice: Mott's 100% Original Apple Juice comes in two sizes, 32oz and 64 oz


 There are a string of other benefits to drinking apple juice:
1.   Protects the heart: Because of the antioxidant flavonoids and phytonutrients in apple juice, drinking apple juice helps lower the risk of heart disease.

2.  Goodbye asthma: Because apple juice is so high in antioxidants, it can very well help prevent asthma attacks. A study has shown that apple consumption has been associated with decreased risk of asthma.
3. Prevents cancer: Apple juice not only has antioxidant activity, it also has antimutageniccharacteristics, anti-inflammatory mechanisms, and immunity features, among others. All these help reduce the risk of cancer. 

4.  Improves memory: A new study shows drinking apple juice may improve memory. By preventing the decline of an essential neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine, drinking apple juice may help improve one's memory. 

5. Helps fight Alzheimer's Disease: Antioxidant-rich apple juice may also reduce problems associated with memory loss and help fight Alzheimer's disease.

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Mott's Brand Ambassador
Mommy Mundo Founder Janice Crisostomo - Villanueva 


Chesire Que, RN

Philippine and USA Registered Dietitian-Nurtritionist



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The Final Stretch and Third Trimester Maternity Outfits and Essentials

December 5, 2015

Hi Mommsies!

The last few days have been exhilarating at the same time exciting!
I am currently on my 30th week. A couple of months more to go and baby's popping out.

I have been scouting some baby items already but could not find the perfect time to purchase the things I need. Or all the things I might need since I have been busy with finalizing my work transitions. As a few of you may know I am taking the time off from the corporate job to being a stay at home mom in the next few days. Yeah, it's a shocker if you personally know me since I am a very focused career woman ever since. I have been working for 7 straight years with Multinational Companies here in Cebu.

Anyways, right on topic.. I'm still thinking of using some of Adi's old baby clothes and maybe I'll just head over on to Prince Warehouse Club to check some affordable onesies for baby! Motherhood can still be overwhelming the second time around. Not to mention my ever growing belly bump. Thrid trimester with my second baby is not that much of a hassle. I don't know maybe because this pregnancy have been at the most stable time for us since the church wedding. I am really thankful that all throughout, A and I have taken that decision to marry with God's Blessings! And I think this baby must be my lucky charm.

With the holiday season fast approaching, pregnant moms like me should still look fashionable and must master the hiding-the-baby-bump technique to avoid looking 'ngarag' at get - togethers. But hey, you know me. I am not a shopper not a fashion styler but I love looking good too.


Baby Company a trusted retailer of baby items here in the Philippines recently had their opening at the new SM SeaSide here in Cebu. I was able to scout some really nice and quality maternity items, like maternity dresses, maternity bras, and nursing bibs. The new store to me seemed like a one - stop shop already!

Headed over to the Mother Essentials department, yeah!


Awesome designs for Nursing Bibs, Nursing Covers and Baby Slings! 

Great help to nursing mommas! They also have some cute nursing tops.


The cloth of this item is fantastic, I can't wait to wear one. Belly Bump is a Baby Co Exclusive too! 


If you're an expectant momma like me, head on over to the nearest Baby Company branch for the awesome items for your little bundle of joy. When purchasing, better avail of the Baby Co Mom Cards to get exclusive privileges and first dibs on sales and promos, for only a hundred pesos. The joys of being a Mom Card holder? Getting special discounts, baby tips, and access to VIP events!



If you plan to show what you need, you may as well use the Baby Co Baby Registry. This will make things easier for you with planning and listing all your baby must- haves!


I surely had a blast, I will probably visit the store soonest to get the items I need! 

For more information about the newest deals and promos, head on over and follow Baby Company's Social Media Accounts:





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The 8th Best Cebu Blog Awards Night is Here!

November 27, 2015

Yo!

This coming December 06, 2015 is a night of recognition and the awarding of the best of the best bloggers in town. Woot! The Best Cebu Blog Awards (BCBA) is celebrating it's 8th Awards Night. yes you heard it right!

As co-presented by Smart Communications, Inc.,  BCBA will once again acknowledge the excellent works of Cebu - Based Bloggers over the year. Isn't this exciting enough? ^_^ I can personally get to meet some awesome bloggers whom I follow and secretly stalk online. ^_^ Apart from that I get to witness the winners receive their respective awards. To be honest, I am very grateful to be invited to grace this event.



I am deeply honored to be one of the five finalists under the Best Cebu Personal Blog Category. Honestly, I never thought that my blog would reach this milestone. I simply dedicate this blog to all moms out there especially my fellow Cebu Nanays, fellow mommy bloggers, to my mom and to all single moms who are just pure awesome. Also, to our little angels, our kids, our babies who fill our lives with so much joy. Our kids are our inspiration and thus, my blog yomommainthetropics.com. It is with real gesture of love and sincerity that I make 'hugot' all my personal thoughts, creative ideas for the home, even make shift toys which I haven't gotten the time to post yet. I will soon! My blog is bit personal but there is nothing more universal than being real. Thank you so much BCBA for this recognition. Win or lose.

Thank you to all the Sponsors who make this event successful. 


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5 Tips to Boost Your Immunity during the Holidays

November 21, 2015

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as a pregnant mom-to-be to my second child, it is but only important to boost my immune system especially with the changes in the weather this Holiday Season. and by doing so, I know that I am also getting an award for this cause I am protecting my unborn child. kidding on the award side, but yes! no harm on doing the best things for our little ones, right?

as far as I am very health concerned, i also would want to avoid getting sick the best that I can. i am a working mom and being sick and leaving work would mean a no pay for me now that my Sick Leave credits are consumed already.
Pregnancy has a definite impact on the body’s immune system. “During pregnancy, the immune system is suppressed so the father’s sperm, embryo or fetus isn’t rejected as something foreign,” says Brad Douglas, M.D. and OB/GYN Expert for JustAnswer.com.

Here are 5 Tips you can do to have a stress - free and healthy Christmas with your friends and family:


1. Eating Foods That Aid in Flu-Fighting according to Latham Thomas, a certified holistic health counselor specializing in maternal and child wellness we should eat lots of fresh citrus fruits, fresh garlic, green leafy vegetables, and lots of water. Fruits and vegetables acts as carotenoids which will help increase our immune-fighting ability while still protecting the fetus.

2. Do Some Exercise. Never miss out an opportunity to do some stretches and exercise. According to Douglas, 
“Women who exercise tend to have more appropriate weight gain, less symptomatic pain, decreased gestational diabetes, improved blood pressure control, improvement in immune system response, and even better deliveries,”
Stephanie Larson , founder of Dancing for Birth Prenatal Dancing Classes showed that in fact pregnant women are strong and not delicate.

“A regular exercise program benefits the cardiovascular system, improves blood flow, flushes toxins, keeps endocrine system working well, circulates antibodies, and reduces stress,” says Larson. 

3. Always keep a positive attitude. Maintaining a positive disposition about life during pregnancy can help us and our babies promote better health and over-all mentality too. We can almost overcome anything if we maintain a positive outlook and attitude, right? This blog is an example of my happiness outlet. =) Seek support from friends, family especially your husband.

4. Getting vaccinated and drinking lots of water. Getting flu or other viral infections can get serious during pregnancy. I for example just got tested and found out that I got UTI. I was super thankful for my doctor who advised me to take the appropriate medications since this infection can trigger contractions and early labor. Which is not advisable for you and your baby. I had UTI before and forgot to complete the 7 day treatment hence, he got them too upon birth. It is not easy mommsies, I know.

5. Take supplements and vitamins. Always get a good prenatal vitamin to keep yourself boosted with vitamins and minerals. Check with your doctor before taking additional vitamins and supplements.

Here are the list of my prenatal vitamins my doctor recommended:

  • Calvit (once daily)
  • Folic Acid (during my first trimester)
  • Hemarate (once daily)
  • Enfamama (once for third trimester)
Not only that, boost your immune system by taking Vitamin C supplements, I recommend FERN - C.
Fern- C is an immune-system booster and a potent anti - oxidant.  So is Sodium ascorbate (Fern-C) better than ascorbic acid?

Sodium ascorbate contains ascorbic acid in combination with sodium. What makes sodium ascorbate acid special is its alkaline content that counter balances the acidity of ascorbic acid. Because sodium ascorbate is usually in capsule form, it also dissolves faster than ascorbic acid which is generally in capsule form. Sodium ascorbate also stays longer in the within the body (about 12-14 hours) which can be beneficial for its antioxidant value -source

For more information about Fern-C, you may visit their website, You may also follow them on Facebook, Twiter  and Instagram.

T'is the season to be merry and healthy!

#CBSTalks: Best Blogging Practices on Nov 28th

November 18, 2015

Hi Mommsies and Fellow Cebu Based Bloggers! now is the time of the year for us to gather once again to collaborate and innovate the blogging scene in the Queen City of the South!

Cebu Bloggers Society (CBS), Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino and Smart Communications would like to proudly present this year's #CBSTalks: Best Blogging Practices

I can't wait to see all the speakers from whose blogs I also stalk and follow =). I already registered, and I hope to gain more insights from them about best blogging practices and taking my blogging career to a whole new level.

Below are some of Cebu's renowned bloggers who will speak at the event.




Samsung Happy Home Roadshow Hits Cebu

November 17, 2015

The Bautista family showed how they enjoy the many conveniences at home made possible by Samsung products. Samsung presented their products in a fun way through a short drama that portrays a typical Filipino family who's just upgraded their home with Samsung's latest appliances.
Last November 10, Samsung Happy Home Roadshow finally hit the shores of the Queen City of the South. Cebu Bloggers Society were invited to grace the event held at Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center. I was grateful to be a part of it I was filled with amazement with their products for the family and the home.
This family experience was showcased during Samsung Happy Home roadshow featuring Samsung’s range of new products, including Television, Home Entertainment Solutions, and Digital Appliances. The roadshow kicked off in Manila last August and was followed by Mindanao leg in Davao and Cagayan de Oro and Visayas leg in Bacolod. On their fifth run, Samsung Happy Home roadshow went to Ayala Center in Cebu and will continue in key cities such as Naga and Iloilo throughout the year, letting more families see how Samsung could help them create a happy home.

Smart offers iPhone 6s FREE at Plan 2000

November 9, 2015

Hi Mommsies!

I am not really into tech but when I found out that Smart Communications has announced their new iPhone plans, I can't help but be thrilled. Although I am really frugal when it comes to splurging on smart phones I think that this offer from Smart is already sulit! Get ready to experience the Smart Life with Super-Sized Data offers.

SMART Communications has announced its unbeatable plans for the much anticipated iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, with supersized data offers and awesome perks aimed at giving you the Smart Life Experience.
Rose Gold looks fab!
Wait there's more!
As a special offer from November 6 until December 31, you can get the iPhone 6s FREE on Plan 2000 under a 30-month contract, inclusive of a super-sized 10GB data allowance for all your videos, music and games; plus All-Month Surf, which gives you access to all your favorite websites and apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and chat apps like Viber, Whatsapp, Line and Messenger, among many others, throughout the 30-month period.
As part of the limited offer, you can also get the iPhone 6s Plus FREE on Plan 2499 under a 30-month term, inclusive of super-sized 15GB data allowance and All-Month Surf which you can enjoy throughout the duration of the contract. 
Smart is offering FREE iPhone with NO CASHOUT for the iPhone 6s for Plan 2000 and iPhone 6s Plus for 2499. The 10GB of data for Plan 2000 and 15 GB of data for Plan 2499 for 24 months are allocated for subscribers who will avail of the plans.


What's in store?

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