Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jergens 7-Day Challenge, Day 7 Finish Line
Hannah Villasis9:26 AM 0 sweets for free!


The mission is to look for an old photo and compare it to a photo now :)

Here's an old photo of me. Me and my beach tan, skin needs to be moisturized after bathing in the sun. I love the Jergens Soothing Aloe! It soothes and hydrates the skin, reviving it for visibly more refreshed skin.

I've been using this since the first day of the challenge and my skin loves it! It also has illuminating Hydralucence blend and Cucumber Extract and Pure Aloe Vera.

What is your favorite Jergens variant? :)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jergens 7-Day Challenge, Day 6 Laswa Recipe
Hannah Villasis1:10 AM 0 sweets for free!

A healthy diet is needed to keep your body strong and your skin beautiful. Share with us a family recipe using ingredients that are good for the skin.

I came from Bacolod City, the City of Smiles known for its Masskara festival. Our favorite local dish to prepare at home (especially when I'm sick) is "laswa" (with the accent on "las").

It is a clear vegetable soup! It's easy and quick to prepare and is made mostly of greens and just add prawns if you like!

Laswa Recipe
The thing is, I don't want to spoonfeed you with the ingredients. The way to cook Laswa is really simple and quick. You would just need to estimate the number of vegetables you need to include. Our family would usually cook it with the ingredients that can be found on our backyard. It is very nutritious because it rich in vitamins and minerals plus it has a lot of fiber. Eating healthy food means you are nourishing your body from within, thus giving you beautiful skin.

- Kalabasa (squash)
- sliced eggplant
- saluyot (tagalog) or tugabang (hiligaynon)
- malunggay
- okra (this will give the slimey texture, don't worry it's yummy!)
- wedge onions
- sliced tomato
- salt and pepper
- water
- a little bit of shrimp paste for flavor (optional)
- shrimps (optional)

Cooking Steps:
1. Boil the water
2. Put the onions and tomato and cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add shrimp and shrimp paste if opted. Cook until the shrimps turn orange.
4. Add okra, eggplant and squash and let it cook for 5 minutes.
5. Add the saluyot a d malunggay, stir and cook for 1 minute
6. Serve hot!

Tip of the day: Jergens Moisturizers work hand in hand with a healthy diet and exercise in keeping your skin stunningly beautiful. Apply your favorite Jergens variant twice a day to reveal your most beautiful skin yet!

Pond's Flawless White Dewey Rosy Gel Review
Hannah Villasis12:52 AM 0 sweets for free!

Pond's expert whitening is now in a Refreshing Gel! It is infused with Rose Lumiere Serum and goes deep into the skin to lighten dark spots inside and smoothens pores outside. And, that unique gel formulation is easily absorbed, melting into your skin.

For one, I love gels! They are mostly made of water and less oil. It is like soft and easy to apply. You would not feel any thickness in your face!

The New Pond's Dewy Rose Gel also has a hint of fragrance. 

I applied it overnight and it feels good on my skin. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Online Shopping Tips
Hannah Villasis10:30 PM 0 sweets for free!

I am preparing my heart and wallet for Christmas season. Yes! It's near and along the years, I have learned to shop wisely! One thing I've been doing lately is shopping online. You have no idea how much I can save just by subscribing to newsletters of my favorite online shopping sites and act on opportunities where they lower their prizes! I also take advantage of free-shipping too. I work for an E-commerce website now and I just want to share some tips on how you can get the best deals in shopping online!

Tips on saving from shopping online

1. Shop on holidays!
Websites usually have holiday sales. Airline companies usually announce holiday sales by 12 midnight! I would but an alarm on my phone so that by 12 midnight, I am ready to check flight sales. You can save a lot just by being alert. Cues the song by Madonna, "Holiday, celebrate".

2. Subscribe to newsletters of your favorite online shops.
Don't miss the opportunity for any sale announcements! Online shops would also announce the items that are on sale, or if they have new items on sale for you. For example, if I subscribe to nordstrom discount code, I would not have to check the website each and every time I wake up. I will just go to my mailbox and check if I have good news!

3. Check if the website has free shipping
For example, some websites have coupon codes that will give you free shipping such as Nordstrom promo code. Don't underestimate the power of free shipping, it helps a lot!

4. Use Coupon codes
They're everywhere online. Again, one of my favorite websites has coupon codes you can take advantage of like Nordstrom coupon code. A coupon code consists of a combination of letter and/or numbers that you can use and enter into a promotional box on a website's shopping cart checkout page. This will give you further discount on your purchase such as a percentage off purchase, free shipping or other discount being offered. Coupons are offered on the regular sales day but for specific occasion they offer special coupons to privileged customers. These offers are given on Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas and New Year. They even offer privilege card to avoid rush during the wee hours as discounts are very high to induce customers to shop. The online store is a boon for this period as customer can shop easily without being concerned about the quality of the product. In short it has given a new life to the old format and also a new market to improve the existing customer base.

5. Shop during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
This is the biggest sale of the year and you can get gadgets, clothes and many other things at huge discount! Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. This is a huge event in the United States. Big shops go on really big sale up to 90% off and people go crazy. For those who do not like to fall in line to shop like me, you can take advantage of their website's online shopping too! One of my favorite go-to for shopping online is Nordstrom. Nordstrom.com is an online shop for clothes. It promotes its sales by the help of Nordstrom coupons. It has tie ups with several sites which offers its coupons to the customers. Retail me not is such a site which offers its coupons. It helps the user to save some dollars of purchase of any items which gives the incentive to shop more. Apart from clothes nordstrom also stocks many other items like perfumes, accessories, home ware, jewelry, bags etc. It is a well-known company for providing upmarket brands. The result is a loyal brand of customers who swear by the company name.

6. Be safe
Protect your credit card. You can either opt for Prepaid Cards, or Debit Cards, or set a limit for your online shopping. Check the website url and shop only with familiar websites that have been tried and tested over time.

Do you also have online shopping tips to share? Please do comment below I would love to hear your suggestions!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jergens 7-Day Challenge, Day 5 Blog Giveaway!
Hannah Villasis10:36 AM 22 sweets for free!

Today's challenge is to make someone smile! I will be doing this by hosting a giveaway to you, dear blog readers :)

I will be giving away a Jergens gift pack! All you have to do to get a chance to win is to comment below answering the question:

"How do you keep your skin beautiful?"

I will pick a winner by random and announce this Friday 6pm!

Tip of the day: Someone once said that a smile is a woman's best accessory. We believe that, and so is her skin. Apply your favorite Jergens variant twice a day to reveal your most beautiful skin yet!


Contest winner: MJ Manalang
Congratulations! ��

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Jergens 7-Day Challenge, Day 4 Nurture Relationships
Hannah Villasis2:50 PM 0 sweets for free!

What's the point of having your most beautiful skin yet, when you don't go out of the comforts of your home? Today's mission came with perfect timing!


Something's in the mail! Keeping healthy relationships go a long way to making you feel good and look good.

Take your mom or your best gal pal out for a surprise lunch or dinner tonight.

I asked the boyfriend to go with me on this mission. I have been really busy with work and pole practice and it's time I make up for it. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Jergens 7-Day Challenge, Day 3 Keep Hydrated
Hannah Villasis5:01 PM 0 sweets for free!

3rd day of the Jergens 7-day challenge is all about hydrarion. As a pole enthusiast, I am an advocate of drinking water. This fuels our body and makes us use our muscles and joints better, avoiding any injuries.

Water is good for your body and helps keep your skin healthy and looking young as well.

Today, my mission is to drink water using Jergens tumbler. I'm supposed to post photos with time stamp every refil but I was moving and busy all day. Good thing I have the tumbler with me!

Tip of the day: Dehydration makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled. Drinking plenty of water regularly keeps your skin refreshed and hydrated. You can also help lock moisture into your skin by using your favorite Jergens variant twice a day to reveal your most beautiful skin yet.

Smart, Sun expands Free Internet offer to Postpaid and Broadband
Hannah Villasis5:00 PM 0 sweets for free!

Plus ‘unli all-you-can Facebook’

Smart, Sun expand free Internet offer to postpaid and broadband subs,

extend promo to January


In another unprecedented move, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Sun Cellular announced that effective October 3, it is expanding their free Internet offer to all of their prepaid subscribers to also cover all their postpaid and broadband subscribers.  Furthermore, they are extending the duration of the free mobile Internet promo across all subscribers – postpaid, prepaid and broadband -- fromNovember 30 through the Christmas season until January 5, 2014.


The announcement was made through MVP’s official Twitter account: “TY for the overwhelming response to #SmartFREEInternet. Our early Christmas gift to our loyal and new subs – offer now extended to Jan. 5.”


In another tweet, MVP added “Even better – free Internet now open to ALL prepaid, postpaid & broadband subscribers of Smart, TNT 7 Sun #smartFREEinternet for All.”


Full Facebook experience and more


On top of their free Internet, all subscribers can also enjoy “unli” “all-you-can” Facebook access - including sending messages via Facebook messenger and viewing of videos embedded in the social networking site. Subscribers can also enjoy all-day Wikipedia access as well on top of their daily 30 MB free data allocation.


Through this special offer, all of the 72 million subscribers of Smart, Sun and Talk ‘N Text can enjoy browsing through all their favorite websites as well their social media accounts using their data-enabled handsets. They can also send and receive emails, use their favorite mobile apps, shop online, and more – without incurring additional data charges.


This move comes a week after Smart and Sun Cellular surprised the industry with its groundbreaking offer for free mobile Internet for its Smart prepaid, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular prepaid mobile subscribers.


"This is our way of thanking our subscribers as well as a response to the requests of our postpaid and broadband subscribers to be included in the special offer. It is part of our overall strategy in accelerating mobile Internet adoption and usage in the country," said Charles A. Lim, executive vice president and head for wireless consumer business at Smart.


Text FREE to 9999


To avail of the free mobile Internet offer, subscribers just have to maintain an airtime balance of at least one peso, or be subscribed to any load bucket/promo. They can register each day, by simply sending “FREE” to the number “9999.” Registration is free. They will receive an SMS confirmation upon successful registration.


Once registered, subscribers can enjoy a free data volume package of up to 30MB per day. Data charges will however apply to peer-to-peer uploads and downloads, videos (unless embedded in Facebook), VOIP and messaging (except for Facebook messenger).


Smart’s successive free mobile Internet offers follows the leader’s recent announcement that it has stepped up the deployment of its broadband network, to meet the growing demand for data services.


Resilient and nationwidest network


"With millions of subscribers going online, our network has been performing very well, enabling them to sign-up for the service to take advantage of the free Internet offer ." said Roland G. Pena, Smart Technology Group Head.


The PLDT Group has thus far rolled out about 90,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables all over the country which provides the transmission facilities needed to support Internet services. It has also the most extensive international cable systems needed to connect the Philippines to the rest of the world.


Last Wednesday, PLDT also announced that it is boosting the capacity of its 90,000-kilometer domestic fiber optic network by 520 gigabits per second under a P544-million expansion project that will be completed by the first quarter of 2015. This will raise the total capacity of PLDT’s DFON by 13 percent to 4.6 terabits per second.  

Friday, October 3, 2014

Jergens 7-Day Challenge, Day 2 Dry vs Moisturized
Hannah Villasis1:47 PM 0 sweets for free!

The challenge for the second day was to leave one arm (left) dry and to moisturize my other arm (right) with Jergens Soothing Aloe.

This is the picture of my left arm. I did not put anything on this arm after shower. You can also notice it in the photo that it looks dry, you can see lines and the appearance of scaly skin that shows my skin is really dry on its own. What I have observed with my skin, is that when it gets too dry, I itch and get allergies. Also, my skin looks older.

This is the photo of my right arm, the one that is moisturized with Jergens. You will see the instant difference, no lines or ugly looking scaly skin. With this, my skin looks healthier! Moisturizing is key to keeping a youthful glowing skin. Reveal your most beautiful skin yet!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Goodbye Nokia Sync, Export or Migrate
Hannah Villasis11:32 AM 0 sweets for free!

Just today, I received a notice that Nokia is terminating Nokia Sync for those who use/used Nokia Series 40, N9 and Symbian phones. Nokia Sync is the service that synchronises contacts, calendar appointments and notes between your phone and the cloud.

Nokia Sync will be fully discontinued on December 5, 2014.  After 5 December 2014, you will not be able to access your data through the Nokia Sync service. It is strongly encouraged to export and/or migrate your data from the service before this date.

I have my contacts still in Nokia Sync. Beginning today, Nokia Sync users have 2 options

Option 1: Export
Option 2: Migrate

In the interest of information privacy, all data that is stored in Nokia Sync will be destroyed following termination of the Nokia Sync service.

I chose to just migrate mine. You can do both if you wish.