Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cocorose London's Autumn Winter Collection 2014

cocorose london

        I'm going to be honest. I haven't heard of the brand Cocorose London until recently. Leave it to me to be so clueless when it comes to fashion brands. (I actually dream of being ambushed for a make over in that show Ambush Makeover haha!) But anyway, even if I'm clueless when it comes to the latest trends in fashion, I do know what type of style I need for my everyday adventures.... from simple malls to sometimes formal events for the blog...

 And that, my friends, is COMFORTABLE STYLISH SHOES!

        I need something that is comfortable to wear all day long, but at the same time looks really presentable in case of an emergency formal event. Plus not to mention something that will allow me to chase my toddler around with ease. Which is why I've been drawn to fold-able flats. I've tried two brands already. And Cocorose London is to be my third. And I was oh so lucky to be one of the invitees to their exclusive preview of their Autumn Winter 2014 Collection!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Why I Like Suave Kids 3-in1

suave 3 in 1 shampoo

        I've been seeing this blue bottle in supermarkets but never really paid attention because it looked expensive. But I never really checked. But this time for some reason I decided to try it out. I was contemplating on getting this or the other brand with Disney Princesses on the bottle. But after computing and comparing, I realized this was a lot better in so many ways.  I can safely say that so far it's the best shampoo I've tried on my little Rainbow toddler.

Why do I love thee? Let me count the ways (in no particular order)...

        First of all, it's 3-in-1. It's a shampoo, a conditioner, and a body wash! It's really hitting 3 birds with one stone. And it's only like Php200+ for 665 mL.

        Second of all, it's tear-free! 

        Third of all, I love its conditioning powers! I can immediately feel the softness of Rain's hair while shampooing her. It's so great that it has cut Rain's comb time in more than half. Seriously! I've always struggled with combing Rain's hair in the past how many shampoos. This one makes combing a breeze! So soft!

        And last but not the least, it smells great and the smell really stays! It's so far it's the only shampoo that smells great on Rain's hair until the end of the day. 

        I seriously swear by this product. Reasonably-priced, excellent quality, perfect for toddlers. All-in-all, a great value for money! No wonder a lot of moms have been using Suave Kids. I'm sorry for ignoring you, Suave! 

Oh, and in case you were wondering, that's Rain in a pail, in a bathtub. A good water-saving tip for little toddlers to "swim" hehehe ;-)

Friday, September 19, 2014

heyÜ! PLDT Has A Cool New Communication App! (Plus Win a Samsung Galaxy S5!)

PLDT hey u app

        A lot of Filipinos now are getting more techie. I, for one have more and more aunts and uncles that are even more active in Facebook than me. Everyone’s on Facebook, and everyone has different kinds of chat apps that the normal texting and calling is not used as much anymore. I mean who needs to when you can do it all over an app, as long as you’re connected on the internet, right? Almost everyone is almost always online.

PLDT hey u app

        I’ve lost count but there are honestly a lot of chat apps that you can download over the internet nowadays. And I believe it continuously grows as I type. But which one is best worldwide? I guess it’s really hard to tell and it depends on each person’s needs. But if you’re looking for an app that you can use for easy communication between you and your family, there’s a new app you can use made for Filipinos by PLDT. It’s the new PLDT heyÜ app!

Krispy Kreme Premium Chocolate Creations: CADBURY!!!

cadbury donuts

        Dear Karla and Aouie.... because I always have you in mind when it comes to having sweet tooth. This post is for you! 

        I think you will be more than delighted to find out that Krispy Kreme's Premium Chocolate Creations. A beautiful line of donuts this September in celebration of Chocolate month!

Well, all you really need to know are 4 words:





Thursday, September 18, 2014

Play Place in Greenhills: Why Kid's Workshop is Pretty Special

Kid's Workshop Greenhills


        So remember that time when I was venting out that there were no play places in Greenhills where I could leave my 2 year old daughter to play while I attended to something? Turns out I was wrong. There IS a play place in Greenhills. And apparently, it's been there for TEN YEARS!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Disney Princess Clip-On Dresses!

disney princess clip on dress

        I've been seeing this toy in YouTube for quite some time now, because Rain keeps landing on them when she watches her favorite kiddie videos in YouTube (Disclaimer, with my supervision! I'm being defensive haha!). Anyway, since my little Rainbow is fond of playing with little dolls wherein she can alter them in some way, I thought she would really love these Disney Princess Clip On Dresses!

        So back in June, when Richie asked me what toy he should get for Rain while he was in the states, this was on the top of my list! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ready Steady Go Kids: Sports and Learning, Rolled Into One!

ready steadu go kids

        My little Rainbow is already turning 3 this coming October. Most of the kids here in our neighbor, some even younger than Rain, have already started school in one of the nurseries in our village. And frankly I've been a bit pressured thinking I should also already send Rain to school. But at the same time, I also believe that the traditional schools focuses more on socializing. And I was worried that I might just compare Rain with other kids that might already know how to add. (exaggerating). But something inside me didn't feel that Rain is ready to start real school.

        I want Rain to go to a place where she can do some fun activities and at the same time have fun in learning. A learning place that she won't be "graded" yet with the number of alphabets or numbers that she memorizes. 

        So now I'm thanking my lucky stars that I discovered Ready Steady Go Kids through the invite of Janice (Mommy Mundo). She introduced me and other mommy bloggers to the people who brought this brilliant Preschool sport and exercise program from Australia, and is now operating in more than 150 locations in Australia and across Asia! And I was so happy Rain got to try it!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

IPPUDO Now in the Philippines!


        Fukuoka, Tokyo, New York, Seoul,  Shanghai, Taiwan, Shenzen, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Sydney, and now, IPPUDO has reached the Philippines and will be open TOMORROW (September 10, 2014)! Particularly at SM Megamall Fashion Hall!

thin noodles

        Now before you think "Another ramen restaurant?!" just check it out first and and see. Who knows, you might just love it! Especially when you hear about IPPUDO's history  

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Lot Of Firsts in Bellevue Resort, Bohol!

bellevue bohol

        It has been 5 years since my first trip to Bohol. And a lot has happened in those years. We transferred to our own home, we changed jobs, we became parents to our beautiful little Rainbow, our food blog The Pickiest Eater started getting great hits, and this blog was born. 

        Although it was my second time in Bohol, we had a lot of 'firsts' experiences in this second trip. And that's why it will remain memorable to me! 

        First of all, it was our first time to stay at this beautiful hotel, The Bellevue Resort Bohol!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

My First Flipsters Foldable Flats!

foldable shoes

        My first time to purchase a Flipsters pair and I'm so excited! I actually got it from a fellow blogger, Earth. It was perfect timing actually because my current all-around fold-able flats has a bit of a damage already. Sad. Because it's pricey. (Sorry Yosisamra, I love you, I tried, but you gave up on me so quickly! Sniff... I thought what we had was special! But it was good while it lasted)

        And so I needed a new one immediately because flats are the only way to go for moms who chase their toddlers around for a good part of the day. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Cute Sandwich Cutters from The Bento Mommas

bento tools

        During the Bento workshop I attended a couple of days ago held by the Bento Mommas, I was able to purchase these cool bread cutters / molders. Even though I haven't experienced using one of these, I bought 2 designs anyway because they were just so darn cute! Not to mention that I believe this will help make my little Rainbow excited to eat her sandwich hehehe. 

        But here's what I bought first...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

How To Make A Bear Bento Box

bento bear

        I wish bento meals were more popular back in the days when I was in elementary. So then my school lunches would look more interesting and enticing. Have you seen the things the Bento Mommas can do?! Mind blowing!!! And I'm happy to say that I was lucky to have learned this rice bento from them!

        So here, as promised, here's a simple step by step on how to create what may be your first bento rice!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I Made A Bento Box with OREOS!

bento making

        I have been seeing a lot of bento posts on Instagram from TheBentoMommas and all I could think about was how the H*** do these moms have time to do these intricate lunch boxes?!? They all look so cute, and sometimes they look like the real characters they're trying to make. Sure, I don't really need to make bento boxes yet because my little Rainbow hasn't even started schooling yet. But the creative person in me is yelling "That's easy! I can totally do that!". So finally I was fortunate enough be invited by Oreo to a Bento-Making event. And boy, was I wrong. It's not that easy at all!

bento making

Here's what I had to make: AN OREO SPIDER BENTO!!!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Your Selfie Can Win You a Chocolate Buffet for Two at Makati Shangrila!

chocolate robot

        Indulge in these cool robot chocolates and more types of fun chocolates from Makati Shangrila's Chocolate Buffet for TWO plus an EXCLUSIVE chocolate making class with Executive Pastry Chef Romain Renard!


IF you WIN Makati Shangrila's new and fun Instagram contest!!!

How to join? Simple!

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Peppermint Pot is Back! (And A Buy 1 Take 1 Promo Ongoing!)

peppermint pot

Guess what?! Remember that awesome looking drink at Seatle's Best that looks like a pot of dirt with a sprouting plant? IT'S BACK by popular demand!!!  It's The Peppermint Pot!

SBC poster promo

And here's another piece of good news! When you buy one Seattle's Best Javakula, you get one more for FREE!!!! And this goes for any size! So if you're planning to meet up with your friend, the wise choice for a meeting place would be Seattle's Best so that one of your Javakula drinks will be free bwahahahahaha! (Read the poster's fine print for complete promo mechanics)

Promo is only from September 1 to September 12, 2014! So take advantage now!

Enjoy these other flavors too!!!:

sea salt caramel frap

Sea Salt Caramel

strawberry frapp

Strawberry Fields

These delicious Javakulas are available in Hot and Ice Blended!

Follow Seattle's Best Coffee on Facebook to get quick updates on their upcoming promos!

The Beautiful Mango Tree Farm in Antipolo

garden wedding

        I love weddings! But it has been 6 years since I was updated with the latest wedding trends and suppliers. That was the year of my own wedding of course. But a few years after my wedding, I kind of lost track of the wedding fab, especially when I had to start focusing on something else. Like baby stuff hehehe. Anyway, a few months ago, a friend of mine got married at Mango Farm in Antipolo. It was my first time there. And I thought the place was beautiful!