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Product Review: Relief Hot Compress

“I’m getting old.” *sad*

 

I’ve been suffering from lots and lots of different ailments these past few months. Two of my major complaints are from my head and back.

 

Then I came across a “to-the-rescue” product at the department store in SM City Molino. It’s Relief Hot Compress. Hmmm, interesting!

 

The product costs Php 199 if you have an SM Advantage Card. However, if you don’t have one, I am not sure if it’s Php 399 or Php 499…but somewhat in that price range. Price-wise, it’s pretty amazing with an SM advantage card. Alright, let’s proceed with my honest review…

 

I bought the colored brown hot compress. It looks like a pillow but feels and looks like a stuff toy. It’s very handy, easy to bring anywhere. It has liquid inside. I am not sure if it’s water or any other liquid. I haven’t mentioned it yet, but, it’s an electronic hot compress. So, from the word “electronic” itself, I’m sure you get an idea or first impression that it’s rechargeable. If that’s what you think, YOU GET IT RIGHT! It’s very fast and convenient than the traditional heat compress. I think you only recharge it for about 10 minutes. Just plug it and wait for the indicator light to turn off then you can readily use it. This electronic heat compress helps a lot with relaxation. To be fair, it retains the heat for 30-40 minutes. It good enough to provide short term relief to your backache, dysmenorrhea or sore muscles.

 

There’s no need to worry about spilling. I’ve been using this product for more than 1 month now and I never experienced spilling of the the liquid inside. I’ve only found two disadvantage of this product:

  1. It smells a lot of burnt electric wire right after recharging. Sometimes, that bad odor lasts for 5-10 minutes.
  2. You cannot control the temperature.

 

This is my short/simple review. So far, it does its job very well. I can give you an update after a few more months upon using this product.

 

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An Honest Experience with Honestbee

Honestbee is an online concierge and delivery service. They basically shop for you based on your choices from their website and deliver them to you at your desired time of delivery.

 

I actually have heard about this service long time ago and it was just recently that I was able to try it. Since I am busy at work on weekdays and most of the time have OT’s, I thought of trying out their service.

 

I went to their website, https://www.honestbee.ph, and quickly browse on some important items that we need at home. These includes my kids’ milk and some basic kitchen/cooking stuffs. Their website is very user-friendly. What you see is what you get. If you have some trouble or have queries, you can right away chat with a customer service assistant from the same site.

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Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid Review

For many years, we’ve been using a paste dishwashing detergent. I can say that it removes the grease well but the downside is, most of the time, the paste detergent itself is left on the plates and glasses after drying up especially if not rinsed very well.

 

And for the past few weeks, I was given a chance to try the Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid.

 

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I was given three variants to try:

  1. Lemon
  2. Calamansi
  3. Antibac (Perfect especially for feeding bottles and other utensils used by our babies/kids.)

 

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I am amazed to find out that I was wrong about using a dishwashing liquid. All these times I thought these would easily be wasted because basically it’s liquid type. But I was absolutely erroneous with my belief because a few drops could really go a long way. It becomes foamy and could clean a lot of pieces of plates, glasses and utensils.

 

What else do I like about this product?

  • removes dirt and greases easily
  • has a pleasant smell (real citrus smell for lemon and calamansi)
  • provides MORE washes per bottle
  • gentle on hands
  • scrubs off the toughest dried stain
  • doesn’t leave any soap residue leaving glasses film-free
  • very affordable

 

I would highly recommend Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid especially the antibac variant because you can use it to the flatwares and glasswares as well as the delicate utensils (even toys) of your babies. I should say it really did a wonderful job as it quickly cuts through the grease or oils. It helps get your dishes very clean and spotless.

 

Honestly, I have even tried it on our glass windows and it’s amazing. It made the glass as good as new. Superb!

 

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Feel free to visit their Facebook page at Mikewell World of Household Products Co.

 

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“Thanks Ms. Jhen Dizon for sending these products!” – Shari Jane

 

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Recipe: Ginataang Laing

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Ginataang Laing

Ginataang laing is made usually from taro leaves cooked in coconut milk. “Ginataan” means cooked with coconut milk. Taro in Tagalog/Filipino is gabi leaves. But we can also use sweet potato leaves as another variant.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp cooking oil

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1 med. sized onion, minced

ginger, minced

½ kilo sliced pork loin (You may also use Spanish sardines)

1 kilo dried gabi (or fresh sweet potato leaves)

4-5 cups coconut milk

shrimp paste (bagoong)

salt to taste

3-4 pcs siling labuyo (red chili pepper)

Instructions:

  1. In a casserole, cook meat.
  2. Sauté garlic, ginger and onions together with the meat.
  3. Add the gabi leaves.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk (gata). Bring to a boil then simmer  for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the red chili pepper, shrimp paste and salt. Simmer for another 10 minutes.

This is best served with fried fish like galunggong, tilapia or tulingan. Enjoy!

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The Miracle that Pantene Pro-V 3MM Conditioner Brings

It’s been a while since I last get some products to try from Sample Room PH. What I love with Sample Room is that they give people the privilege to try various products for free. This time, I requested for Pantene products. So, after 3 days, I received the 3 items: Pantene Hair Fall Shampoo, Pantene Hair Fall Conditioner and Pantene 3MM Miracle Conditioner.

 

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I’ve been using a different brand for the longest time and I want to give this a shot. The first item I tried is the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Hair Fall Conditioner.

 

 

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It’s tagline of 3 minute miracle is really catchy and everyone will surely get curious about this product. Even I. Miracle? Okay, I’ll see what would happen…

 

Since I have a long hair, I put an ample amount on my palm. Consistency-wise, I’m impressed that it is not thick BUT also not flowy. You may say it’s just right!

 

 

I distributed the conditioner evenly on my hair and left it for 3 minutes.

 

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Dum di dum dum… 😊

 

Three minutes has passed, I rinsed it off. Right there and then, I felt the lightness it brought to my hair. Amazing! It doesn’t felt sticky as compared with the other brands with which you can feel the oiliness of your hair up to your face. Can you relate?

 

Another factor I like about this product is the hair fall result. With the previous brand that I’ve been using, I am able to collect a crazy amount of hair after rinsing. But with this “miracle” conditioner, lesser hair fall can really be seen. I think I only got two or three strands.

 

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In addition, the fragrance it brings to my hair is beyond expectation. Overall, the product did it’s job very well. And my hair? It’s STUNNING!

 

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Ready for work! Until next time! 😊

 

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REVIEW: Mischka Intense Hair Moisture (Hair Treatment)

One of my “first-world” (insert laugh here) problems is having a dry hair. (Haha!) It is because I often have my hair dyed. Yeah, it’s nice to have a colored hair but it is hard to manage when it became dry and frizzy.

 

Yesterday, I received a package from Mischka Derma Secret. One of the products I got is the Intense  Hair Moisture (Hair Treatment). And I said, “Wow, this is very timely for my crazy hair!” 🙂

 

PACKAGING
What I like…
 
> The packaging is cute…very feminine.
> It has the product details and directions for use on its cover.
> At the back, you can see the content/ingredients, the manufacturing and expiry date. It’s informative and you don’t need to worry on when it’ll expire because these important information are already shown on its label.

Room for improvement…
 
> Since the directions for use includes rinsing with water, I need to place this in our bathroom, therefore it is expected to get wet while in use. However, the label is not waterproof. When it gets wet, it dissolves: the letter/writings and the sticker itself.
> The ink from the label stains your fingers, too.
> Misspelled word on the label: Itense – Intense.

These are only minor things though, but still can help for their products’ packaging especially if they are targetting for export quality.
CONTENT
What I like…
 
> The consistency is not too thick and not too thin. It is creamy and not flowy.

 

> It smells great!
> It’s like a hair spa treatment. I love the result. You can feel the softness of your hair after use. And your hair feels light too! (Magaan talaga, yung pakiramdam na para kang bagong gupit. Hehe!)
*Insert song here*
 
Ang gaan, gaan ng feeling…
Ang gaan, gaan ng loob ko sa’yo…
Alam kong di ako magsasawa…
Dahil ang gentle mo naman…
 
(Ang lakas maka-90’s hahaha!)

Size: 200g
Price: Php 350 (It’s affordable because you will only use this twice a week.)
Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, sodium citrate, benzyl alcohol, hydroxycitronellai
Where to buy: Online
Will I recommend it? YES.