Vitamin C and It’s Beauty Benefits

The way I take care of myself, I do have an active lifestyle, I go to the gym for my boxing and muaythai training, proper diet and exercise so I can maintain my healthy body. Also taking Vitamin C is really beneficial as it also protects our immune system and helps us fight diseases and it is important that we moms make an effort to be healthy.

Did you know that Vitamin C is also loaded with beauty benefits?

Vitamin C’s benefits extend to more than just our body health, it is also loaded with other benefits that will help us look good.

Skin Anti-Aging
Vitamin C helps the body in attaining full production of collagen- a protein that keeps the skin and other organs together, the element that is responsible for our skin’s elasticity and strength, thus, a regular intake of vitamin C equates to a younger and brighter-looking skin. Vitamin C also helps in the creation of ligaments and scar tissue by reducing the rate of free radicals, thereby slowing the aging process and reduces the visibility of wrinkles, skin dryness and fine lines.

Benefits for Nails
The benefit of Vitamin C doesn’t stop there as the same effect extends to your nails. It helps strengthens the connective tissues that fortifies the nail bed and helps our nail to grow faster. It also prevents hang nails by assisting collagen formation.

Hair health
Vitamin C plays a pivotal role in growing and strengthening our hair as it helps in absorbing Iron – an element that keeps our hair strong and healthy. And as mentioned earlier, it also help absorb collagen that stimulates the hair follicles which helps your hair grow faster.

In achieving the above benefits, an optimum level of Vitamin C is needed. Bewell-C (Sodium Ascorbate) contains all the vitamin C your body needs minus the acidity. Bewell-C (Sodium Ascorbate) is a non-acidic Vitamin C supplement that is rapidly gaining popularity among the public as a high quality and effective brand. Bewell-C is the next generation vitamin C that provides all the benefits of vitamin C without the risk of hyperacidity.

For those who need both Vitamin C and Calcium, Bewell-C plus calcium is also available in the market. Just like Bewell-C, this product also uses non-acidic vitamin C paired with organic calcium fortified with Vitamin D for stronger bones and teeth.

Bewell-C and Bewell-C Plus Calcium is available in all leading drugstores nationwide and on Lazada.com.ph Online Shopping.

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Beyonce Shares More Pregnancy Photos

Last Saturday, Queen Bey and hubby Jay Z attended the Weinstein Company and Grey Goose’s party for the Academy Award-nominated film Lion at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

They came to the event a little late, however, their parents-to-be status made the host, Harvey Weinstein more understanding about them and welcomed them warmly. Harvey, 64, even joked and said “he’s got a good reason if you look at his wife.”

The “Run the World” singer and expectant mom to twins this year looked gorgeous in her $420 fitted, long-sleeved green gown by Nicole Miller, ruby-laden choker, and sparkly bangles. She later shared her amazing photos on her website.

Before this event, Beyonce brought the house down with her Grammy performance earlier this month where she earned so many praises, as usual, for showing a really awesome performance.

“What makes me most proud and why I’m here tonight to introduce Beyoncé is the devotion and love I see in here for my daughter, and the way she has always expressed love to all of those around her,” her mom Tina Knowles Lawson said while introducing her daughter’s set.

Many are so excited to see the Carters’ new additions to the family, especially for those who know how they tried to get pregnant again. Good luck to Beyonce on her labor and delivery!

The Sharp Steamwave Oven: Your Quick and Reliable Kitchen Partner

Manila, Philippines—If there is one thing we, Filipinos, are known for besides our hospitality, it would probably be our love for food. From deep-fried favorites to local sweets and delicacies, the dining table is never short of one spectacular dish or two.

This love for food also made way for us to experiment on different ingredients and cooking techniques, producing even more mouthwatering dishes. But usually, in our passion to find the dish that would tickle our taste buds, we have forgotten to be more cautious and picky with the ingredients we use. While experimenting on food items sounds fun, it can also become time-consuming, expensive, and unhealthy.

With the right equipment though, you can turn even the simplest of ingredients into a scrumptious—and nutritious—meal.

The Sharp Steamwave Oven is a 3-in-1 cooking system that allows you to Steam, Grill, and Reheat. With its different features, you can keep on cooking your favorite dishes and at the same time explore new recipes.

Using the Steam feature, you can have healthier meals in just a press of a button. The oven is built with a non-steam vent for a hassle and mess-free cooking. Steaming also keeps the food’s nutrients, color, and texture intact for a more appetizing meal.

Steaming might sound bland at first but with some creativity, it might just become your favorite cooking method. Not only can it be used for vegetables and fish, but it is also a viable cooking technique for meats like pork and chicken and for some desserts too.

Try this simple steamed salmon with asparagus and white wine recipe with your Sharp Steamwave Oven. See how this healthier and tastier option can jazz up your lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

Butter
Asparagus
Dill sprigs
Salmon fillet
Lemon zest
White wine
Salt and Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Spread small amount of butter in the bottom of a foil basket.
  2. Place the trimmed asparagus stalks in the buttered foil and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Lay the salmon fillet on top of the stalks. Drizzle some oil and add more salt and pepper.
  4. Add some lemon zest and two dill sprigs.
  5. Pull up the ends of the foil basket to create a shallow bowl and then pour some white wine. Wrap and close the foil basket.
  6. Place the basket in the Sharp Steamwave Oven tray and then steam for 10-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.
  7. Plate and then serve.

Steamed dishes with the Sharp Steamwave Oven can be your newest favorites. And with the Grill option, you can even explore on other great recipes. Whether you’re up for any steaming, grilling, or simply reheating, your dependable kitchen partner is here to help.

The Sharp Steamwave Oven—your quick and reliable kitchen partner for meals with nutrients, colors, and textures, still in place.

Visit the nearest authorized Sharp dealer to know more about the Sharp Steamwave Oven or visit the Sharp official website www.sharp.ph, Facebook-Sharp Philippines and Instagram.

Recipe references:

http://www.cookingclassy.com/salmon-and-asparagus-in-foil/

You Tube Video- Salmon and Asparagus in Foil

My Muaythai experience and why every women should try it!

At first, I am hesitant to try Muaythai because I am not sure if I can handle the training and all. I think I have a weak tolerance with pain and immune system pero I give it a try parin. It’s my second month now and I am truly happy with how muaythai and boxing helped me. My punches are getting better every session I had and yung level of confidence ko ay naiba na. Before doing the session, my trainer teach me to do the stretching first. Basic routines like, hand and foot stretching and jumping rope. That counts every three minutes. Pero I feel like ang tagal ng 3 minutes. Make sure you have handwraps just like mine.

Let me share with you what Muaythai is all about and what benefits we can get from it.

What is Muaythai?

“Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat that utilizes the entire body as a weapon. It is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient”.

Why I am hooked to Muaythai and what are the benefits?

1. It improves physical fitness and appearance.
Muaythai helped me increased my stamina. During our first leg, I can only do 1 to 2 rounds and getting tired agad. My punches and kicks are improving very well. And because I am really gaining weight, Muaythai helps me burn all the fats that I have. And some friends noticed that my skin is radiant and glowing because of the toxins

2. It relieves stress.
Truly, I feel so relaxed every after session I had. It calms down my mind and body.

3. It develops courage, determination and boost my self-confidence.
Working out even at home is not that easy if you don’t have the discipline and courage to do it. It takes a lot of courage going to the boxing gym every week, some do it twice or thrice a week.

4. Loose weight.
After all, this is my main goal. Because of the thorough work out that Muaythai provides, working on all our limbs and gives you so much sweat, definitely I guess with continuous work out, it will help you loose weight.

5. Be focus.
And because I am a work at home mom, I need to have focus in everything I do. With muaythai, it gives you focus on your goal to be physically healthy and more to life’s goal.

6. Meeting new people and make friends.
Yes, there’s nothing better when we share our experiences with other people and have a grueling session with them and became friends.

7. Learning Self-defense.  

Not for being violent but these days which our safety is at stake with the help of muaythai, I am learning the basic of how I can escape to those hard situations and help defend myself or my children.

Results so far?

1. I feel more confident about myself.
2. My skin looks radiant and glowing.
3. My stress level goes down.
4. It increases my stamina and endurance.
5. I become more physically active. I do zumba at home and badminton on the side.
6. My memory improves.
7. I became more patient (before I always easily react)
8. I became a good role model for my children to be physically fit and healthy.
9. Less anger and more happiness.

What you need when training Muaythai?

1. Handwraps, that costs around P400.00-P450.00. Try to canvass.
2. Muaythai gloves. Muaythai gloves are to follow but if you have extra penny to have it since it is way expensive but it is recommended since you can’t afford getting infections from using same gloves that others are using.
3. Don’t forget your tumbler.
4. Extra towel and clothes. Believe me, you’ll sweat a lot.
5. Most of the gym we’ve been to, they have annual membership fee, though it is not a must but you can save some from being a member plus paying the trainer and gym use.
6. Comfortable gym out fit or if you have muaythai shorts, socks and sports bra, that’s fine.

Some says, antiyaga mo? Why?
Simply because it feels great and it gives a lot of benefits. Perfect “me time” that every mom should try. Expect bruises and pain. But it’s all worth your pain. I truly thank my husband for giving a lot of support and he’s the one taking care of my bulilits while I’m away for more than 3 hours.

Source for Muaythai Information: Source: http://www.tigermuaythai.com/about-muay-thai/history; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muay_Thai

Charter Ping An’s Theft and Damaged Claims Review

Can’t believe that the theft incident happened in Makati Cinema Square. Friends, be careful next time you leave your car at that mall. I am not just sure if because bago yung car namin kaya that happens na natipuhan ng mga masasamang loob. Well, I hope naging blessing sa kanila ang aming tire which into my surprise costs around P20,000.00.

I would to like to share our experience having Charter Ping An Insurance as our vehicle insurance provider last year (2015) that we filed theft (loss of spare tire) and damaged claim. Took me years to finally review it.

 Requirements for Theft and Damaged Claim:

  1. Police Report duly notarized.
  2. Photocopy of Registration Certificate and latest OR.
  3. Picture(s) of the damaged vehicle with plate number.
  4. Photocopy of the Insurance Policy and OR of premium payment.
  5. Complete notice of Charter Ping An’s Accident Report Form.
  6. Photocopy of Driver’s License and OR.
  7. Participation fee: P3,000.00

Filing a Claim:

Based on our experience, we submitted our requirements above to the nearest branch convenient to us, specifically in Alabang. After submission, one of the staff checked all the papers and said they will call us for updates about the claim. Into our surprise after 24 hours, they called us and the letter of authorization was ready for pick up. That fast. So we headed right away and went to Toyota Alabang for the repair and new spare tire replacement. They will not give you stress upon processing it until your claim is completed.

Why avail Charter’s Ping An as your vehicle insurance provider

Charter Ping An provides immediate assistance on your claims once complete documents were submitted. It takes only 24 hours of approval. They have branches from NCR, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, surely there is a branch that is convenient for you. Staff in Alabang were accommodating and help you in the process. I would definitely recommend them to my family or friends.

Muntinlupa Branch: 

Unit 102 Sycamore Building
Alabang-Zapote Road corner
Buencamino St. Muntinlupa City
Tel. No/s.: 63 2 842-1338 / 63 2 809-3977
Telefax No/s.: 63 2 807-0011
E-mail: alabang@charterpingan.com

I hope this helps. Would love to hear your thoughts as well.

Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. Any views or opinions represented in this blog are personal and belong solely to the blog owner and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that the owner may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated. This is not a sponsored post. I stated forthright and honest review during our claim process. 

My unforgettable #MBPGiftSwap Experience!

I started blogging when I was pregnant with my eldest son Yuri on 2008. I have no one to talk to and my turning point was joining an online group to a parenting site. It was a success making friends with them but felt sadness (ganun ata talaga buntis, may pagka-sensitive). I started my first blog, simpleheartlovesmuch.blogspot.com, I never knew then how to properly named my own blog. And it evolved from time to time. Dahil nanay ako, andaming inaasikaso and whenever I get depressed, I go on blogging. It was my diversion and virtual journal.

As time goes by blogging is very helpful not just to me and for sure for all people who wants testimonial for everything. May it be seeing review for a product you want to try, services you want to experience, places you want to go and so much more.

I am glad to be invited by Mommy Lani to be part of her blogging group, Mommy Bloggers Philippines, which now have 600+ members, and I am proud to say that most of the members here became my true friends, seen them and have some time bonding with them. It’s not just blogging that makes us bond, it’s the motherhood journey we shared.

I am excited to be part of this year’s #mbpgiftswap, and my lucky recipient is Mommy Nicole. I’ve decided to make a my very own journey box. This is so me and it reflects my whole being as a parenting blogger and as a mom. For I am quite nervous if she will liked it, and she was. I made her happy even if we don’t know each other personally.

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Gave her beauty facial mask, nose pack and cream. One of my favorite scent of lotion, victoria secret love spell. Maybelline Micellar water for I knew she also loved make up, these things will make her fresh and relaxed. And because I am bento mom, I gave her children cookie cutters for them to use, and a leather type notebook or a planner which she can use for her work as a virtual assistant. Packed with much thoughts and love. Love notes included. 🙂

What gift did I received? 

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I was able to received a gift from Mommy Leilani Banzon of charminglani.blogspot.com. A mom who blogs about beauty, arts and craft, business, entertainment, education and even about cars. Thank you mommy Leilani for this wonderful desk lamp, definitely very useful specially working at night. I love the design as well. Perfect for reading and writing errands. 🙂

And we are truly THANKFUL to all the generous sponsors who shares their blessings to 10 lucky #mbpgiftswap winners. Surely, mas special ang Christmas to have these items ♥

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Contadina | Tupperware |Lorenzana Lorins Patis and Lorins Bagoong Alamang Guisado |myPhone watch |VillaDelConte chocolates |Arla | Poetry Magnets

To all those who made this virtual #giftswap possible, mommy Lani of tweenselmom.com, Louisa of Art of Being a Mom and mommy Joy of Joybites. Congratulations and it was a very successful one and I hope to be part of this  gift giving through the years coming.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! ♥