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My New Favourite Brand of Talc-Free Powder: Belo Baby! (Giveaway Inside!)

Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder

I’ve been using talc-free powder ever since Yuri was a baby.

In fact, I don’t remember the last time I bought normal talc powder. I refuse to use it mainly because of the health risks that it poses. There is just no way I’m going to gamble. No thanks, I’d rather have peace of mind, thank you!

Over the years (Yuri is five now!), I have used a variety of non-talc powders and particularly favoured rice powder; however, they are not exactly easy to find, especially here in Davao City. Would you believe that just a few weeks ago, I was stressing over this because I’m already almost out of supply and I can’t find rice powder anywhere? I know it’s such a mundane thing to get stressed about, but if you’re also a mother, you would know just how important powder is in our kid’s daily lives. So running out of rice powder is a bit of a tough time.

Well, that was before I discovered that one of my favourite baby brands, Belo Babynow includes talc-free powder in their awesome line of products!

What a relief! You see, Belo Baby is not a foreign brand in our household. I have used a lot of their products: from soap to lotion to cologne. Even though Yuri is technically not a baby anymore (or so he insists!), I am still fond of using Belo Baby products because they smell nice — the scent does not attack my perpetual allergic rhinitis-ridden nose hehe — and are gentle enough to use on tender skin. Most importantly, they do the job they’re supposed to do!

So when Belo Baby contacted me to try out their new Talc-Free Powder just when I was running out of powder, I felt like it was an answered prayer. Of course I said yes! And now I will tell you why you should try it, too, whether you’re already using talc-free powder or not.

Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder

Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder is a gentle powder that’s made with zero talc and provides all-natural protection from diaper rash. It is made from certified natural and finely milled rice and maize that absorb moisture to keep baby’s skin soft, fresh and dry. It is also carefully formulated without talc, gluten, phthalates, parabens, dyes, and most common allergens, which I love because I’m careful to avoid all of these harsh ingredients. 

Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder

#BeloBaby, after all, is rafted with care for the most delicate skin, for the most meticulous moms. Unsurprisingly, Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder is the only powder Baby Scarlet Snow trusts!

And we all know children don’t really outgrow powder, so aside from diaper rash, you and your entire family can absolutely use Belo Baby to suit any purpose!

My Experience

The first thing that came to my mind when I received the Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder was its pretty packaging! I absolutely loved how it looked like, but just when I thought there’s no way it could get better, I opened the container and saw the cutest soft puff. Our old brand doesn’t have a puff, and talc-free powder tends to spill over due to its lightness, so being able to use it with a puff is a brilliant idea!

Belo Baby Talc-Free PowderBelo Baby Talc-Free Powder

Yuri and I immediately used it, and I am pleased to report that it comes with a pleasant scent that is not overpowering, just refreshing.

Not our most glamorous picture, but that’s how we really look at home haha

And speaking of refreshing, it does the job of freshening up my super active 5-year old easily! I use it on Yuri every afternoon after his daily bikes and playing…

I also used it when we went out of town yesterday to go swimming…

And I use it every time we go out so Yuri — and I — smell fresh and sweet!

I like that I don’t have to use up a lot of powder; a dab here and there is enough. I don’t know why, but I don’t like putting a lot of product on the skin. I find that with really effective products, such as this one, there is no need to slather much.

Then again, you can play with more powder if you want to because it doesn’t contain harmful ingredients! After days of using it, I didn’t notice any adverse effect on Yuri’s skin. I’m totally buying this again and again!

If you’re not using talc-free powder, you should switch because:

  1. There’s a lot of health risks involved when using talc, including cancer.
  2. Talc is easily inhaled and may cause respiratory issues and lung irritation.
  3. Common side effects of talc powder use include vomiting and low blood pressure.
  4. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using talc powder.
  • As indicated by the American Cancer Society, it is not clear if products containing talc does increase cancer risk. Studies have had mixed results, although there is some suggestion of a possible increase in ovarian cancer risk. As long as there is mixed information, I’ll err on the side of caution.

If you’re already using talc-free powder, you should switch to Belo Baby because:

  1. It is meticulously made by a leading baby product brand with excellent track record.
  2. It is widely available in all leading supermarkets and department stores nationwide.
  3. It is all-natural with zero harmful chemicals.
  4. It comes with a puff that makes it easier to apply the powder and, at the same time, prevents you from using too much of the product.
  5. It is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested.
  6. The packaging just looks super cute!

It’s Giveaway Time!

Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder

Belo Baby and I are giving Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder gift packs to three lucky readers! Each gift pack is worth at least P659.25, shipping is on us. I think this is perfect because the school year is about to start. Simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below — easy as pie!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(You must have a valid Philippine address to join.)

Winners will be announced on May 31st.

UPDATE

Winners already drawn and will be contacted via email.


Belo Baby Talc-free Powder is now available in leading supermarkets and department stores nationwide.

You can also buy now here: https://tackthis.co/shop/Belo/category/belo-baby and enjoy FREE delivery until May 31 with a minimum purchase.

Be updated with the latest Belo Baby products by checking their website www.belobaby.ph, Facebook page belobabylove, Twitter @belobabylove, and Instagram @belobabylove.

Blogger disclosure: This post is sponsored by Belo Baby. I received compensation for this article, but the review is 100% mine.
Kindergarten Lifestyle School Shopping

Dreams Do Come True This Back-to-School Season!

Boardwalk: Dreams Do Come True This Back-to-School Season!

I am counting the days until school begins.

I am completely aware that I will regret this in the coming months hahaha but it doesn’t take away the fact that I am a super excited first time school mom. In fact, I’ve already started hunting for back-to-school bargains! Speaking of back-to-school bargains, you absolutely need to check out Boardwalk’s Back to School collection. I remember leafing through catalogues of Boardwalk in my high school days (wow, was it that long ago already?) and ticking the items that I wanted. Of course I did not have any money back then so I only ended up with one or two items that I begged my mother to buy for me lol.

What I did not know, though, is that their Back to School collection is full of nice must-haves! Oooh perfect timing. Thank God I haven’t done much shopping yet — I still have enough room for Boardwalk’s cool stuff! I had so much fun browsing their online shop, as I know any other school mom would, too.

With styles like these, it’s gonna be a win-win situation!

But this is not the best news yet. If you purchase from their Back to School collection online, you get the chance to win a Trip to Hong Kong Disneyland for 4!

Boardwalk’s Shop & Win Back to School Promo

April 2017, Manila, Philippines: For kids, summer is all about making daydreams of breezy fun outdoors real. For moms, summer is the much-needed break from waking up early for the school day ahead. For the prepared, it’s also the best time to jumpstart and get ready for the next school year by getting supplies for the kids before prices skyrocket in the weeks before classes resume. This April, Boardwalk puts all of these things together in its Back to School Shop and Win Promo!

Participants of Boardwalk’s Back to School Shop and Win Promo get a chance to win a trip to Hong Kong for four! The lucky winner can take their family to experience Asia’s World City to see the breathtaking view of the city’s skyscrapers, glittering harbor and green hills at The Peak and have a taste of Hong Kong’s cuisine at the Temple Street Night Market. The blissful and worry-free stay will be spent at the City of Life with three-day/ two-night accommodation for the family.

A paid city tour will also take the winner and their family to see Hong Kong’s most popular tourist spots such as the historical Clock Tower, the popular Golden Bauhinia Square, and the Avenue of Stars where the most celebrated moments in Asia’s movie industry can be relived. Mom can get lost in the seemingly endless alley of clothing, accessory, and souvenir shops at the Ladies’ Market, and admire one of the world’s most spectacular skylines while taking a romantic stroll with dad along the waterfront at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

The trip will be made unforgettable with all-day access tickets for four to Hong Kong Disneyland! Dreams do come true trekking through the jungle at Adventureland, entering magical worlds and meeting Disney Princesses and characters at Fantasyland, exploring the wild and the mysterious in Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point, experiencing the future at Tomorrowland, and seeing how Disney’s magic is made at the Animation Academy in Main Street.

This treat before school gets back in full swing will surely bring the family closer together, ending the summer with a magical bang. Check out the details and mechanics on how you can make your 2017 summer an unforgettable one at www.boardwalkshop.ph.

A single-receipt online purchase of Back to School items worth P1,000 qualifies as one raffle entry. Promo is valid from April 17 to July 17, 2017.

Mechanics

  1. EveryP1,000 single purchase of Boardwalk regular back to school items at boardwalkshop.ph within the promo period entitles the shopper to join the e-raffle promo to get a chance to win a trip to Hong Kong for four (4) pax. Inclusions are as follows:
    • Round-trip airfare (MNL-HK-MNL) via Cebu Pacific
    • 3 days and 2 nights hotel accommodations with breakfast for group of 4 at Rambler Garden Hotel
    • City Tour for 1 day
    • Disneyland Tickets for 4, access for 1 day
    • Travel Tax
  2. The online site, www.boardwalkshop.ph, shall require the following details:
    • Name (First Name, Last Name)
    • Address
    • Contact no.
    • Email address
  3. Number of e-raffle entries will be based on total amount of the single transaction made.

Example: P 1,000 = 1 e-raffle entry | P 2,000 = 2 e-raffle entries

  1. Customers with transactions that have met the qualifications of the promo will receive an e-mail notification.
  2. The promo is open to all customers who purchased their back to school products from www.boardwalkshop.ph
  3. Promo period is from April 17, 2017 – July 17, 2017, 11:59 PM only.
  4. Boardwalk will draw one (1) winner on July 18, 2017, 4:00 pm at Unit 1701 Boardwalk Business Ventures, Inc., West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
  5. Winner will receive notification via registered mail, e-mail and telephone call
  6. The name of the winner will be posted on Boardwalk’s official Facebook page @BoardwalkPh on July 21, 2017, 12:00 nn.
  7. Boardwalk shall shoulder the 20% prize tax for prizes exceeding P10,000.00.

Disclaimer:

  1. All Boardwalk employees from the Main Office, Boardwalk branches and outlets, its agencies, including their relatives up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified to join the promo.
  2. Purchase transactions worth P 1,000.00, excluding shipping fee, shall qualify the customer to join the promo. Purchase transactions worth P 999.99 and below are not qualified.
  3. Prize is transferable. It is not convertible to product or cash.
  4. Prize excludes passport processing, meals and pocket money of winner (for 4 pax)
  5. If winner resides within Metro Manila, he/she must be willing to claim the travel voucher at the Boardwalk Main Office located at Unit 1701 West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
  6. If winner resides in a provincial area, he/she must be willing to claim the travel voucher at the nearest Boardwalk branch.
  7. Winners must claim their prize within 60 days upon receipt of notification.
  8. To claim the prize, winner must present the registered mail/e-mail notification and one (1) valid student or government ID.
  9. If prize is not claimed within 60 days from receipt of notification, the prize will be forfeited in favor of Boardwalk with prior approval from DTI.
Real Estate Broker Diaries Shopping WAHM Diaries

7 Things I Need as a Newbie Real Estate Broker

7 Things I Need as a Newbie Real Estate Broker - A ShopBack Wishlist-

Working from home comes with a special blessing-slash-curse.

I’m online pretty much the entire day and sometimes, that means easier access to online shopping websites! That spells disaster for my bank account, but the good thing about being online all the time is discovering services that help me save money. I stumble upon promos and discounts, and I also learned about ShopBack.ph.

ShopBack is the #1 cashback/rebates site in the Philippines that gives you cashback for your online purchases on top of exclusive discounts. Basically, you earn while you shop! I wrote about ShopBack early this year, and since then, my cashback only increased. I can no longer shop online without using it!

ShopBack

The best thing about ShopBack is its reliability. It has over 300 partnering merchants like Lazada and Zalora (even Althea!) and was featured on The Manila Times, Philstar, Inquirer.net, GMA Network, Tech In Asia, Channel NewsAsia & more. It is also present in 5 other countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and Taiwan. When I cashed out my earnings a few months ago, I was surprised because it was super easy. Plus, I was able to withdraw the amount I earned in full!

Because of ShopBack, I’m more confident to shop online because it saves me big bucks. Right now, I’m in the middle of a big lifestyle transition. While I am still working for my employer full-time, I decided to exert more effort into my real estate work — I’m a licensed real estate broker — and I might need quite a few things.

(Of course, this is not the same for everyone. This is what currently need as someone who is working from home full-time, homeschooling a preschooler, and looking forward to a start-up realty office!)

What’s in the Cart of a Real Estate Broker Who Wants to Practise

1. Camera

Specifically: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 (P13,995)

All real estate practitioners know that you must have a decent camera to take pictures of properties. I used to have a Samsung WB150F and I was able to use it for more than 2 years. Now it’s already conking out and I can’t really just depend on my phone for pictures all the time. Lumix is my ultimate camera crush, btw!

Available on Lazada

2. Wireless Vacuum Cleaner

Specifically: Bosch BBHMOVE3 Hand Stick Vacuum (P12,474)

Almost every day I wish I had a reliable household helper lol, but the truth is finding a good one that is 100% trustworthy is like finding a needle in a haystack. So instead of paying someone a monthly salary, why not buy household appliances that make life a breeze?

Available on Lazada

3. iPad Mini

Specifically: iPad Mini 2 16GB (P12,399)

A good tablet is also a real estate practitioner must-have. You can use it to update your website or Facebook page on the go or use it to show your clients pictures and property info. I used to own an O+ tablet but it conked out only a few months after it was bought. Two thumbs down, boo!

Available on Lazada

4. Dishwasher

Specifically: Fujidenzo DS-65SC 65L Infrared Tableware Sterilizer (P10,965)

Same reason as the vacuum cleaner! I don’t know about you, but washing dishes takes up so much of my time, it’s frustrating!

Available on Lazada

5. Running Shoes

Specifically: Nike Air Max 2016 Running Shoes (P9,445)

Nike Air Max 2016 Running Shoes

You’re gonna be everywhere if you’re going to work as a real estate practitioner! You’re going to go on site visits, go to banks, offices of developers, even government agencies. So a pair of sturdy running shoes is a must. (Also, this will probably inspire me to go to the gym.)

Available on Zalora

6. Pocket Projector

Specifically: Lenovo Pocket Projector P0510 (P13,299)

This is also very useful for on-the-spot presentations. The best part? It’s so small and handy you don’t have to lug a huge piece of equipment wherever you go!

Available on Lazada

7. Oven

Specifically:  Imarflex MOD-CV30DS 30L Microwave & Convection Oven (P10,000)

The last item on my wishlist is a toss between a slow cooker and a convection oven. A slowcooker sounds awesome, and I’m sure I would have access to hundreds of slow cooker recipes. But I’m paranoid. I can’t leave anything turned on when I leave the house because what if there’s a power interruption? Que horror! So it’s a convection cooker; at least I can make lunches without hassle!

Available on Lazada


You know what’s even more awesome? If I buy these things via ShopBack.ph, I’ll get a percentage of my money back guaranteed! So essentially I’m saving money on these stuff. It’s very easy to use, too. All you need to do is:

  1. Sign up
  2. Select your preferred store. You can find a list of the top online shops offering cashback here.

    ShopBack Philippines

    Some of the most popular ShopBack store partners

  3. Click on it and wait to be redirected to your preferred website. Shop using this window and this window alone. Do not continue your transaction or complete your shopping using a new tab; otherwise, you won’t earn your cashback.
  4. Wait for your cashback to be credited into your account (you may receive an update via email). That’s it!

What’s on your wish list? Share your wish list and get a chance to win awesome prizes from ShopBack.ph!

Visit this link for more details.

PS: If you’re thinking of signing up (and you should!), please do me a little favour and use this link!