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Mommy Ginger feels the love so she’s paying it forward through these awesome giveaways!

I have a confession! My most frequented shops online are stores that carry skincare and beauty products. I frequently visit these stores: Amazon, Sephora, Althea and Lazada. Shopping online for beauty products makes me feel more relaxed. I can spend hours just browsing through different products. Are you like me? haha!

If you are, I’m sure that you’ll appreciate the Globe Online Beauty Fair. The Globe Online Beauty Fair gives you exclusive deals so that you can purchase your favorite beauty brands.

Enjoy special promos on Lazada with a 10% discount with a minimum spend of Php 1000. When shopping at Sephora, you get a 10% discount and a free Sephora Collection Mini Lipstain. In Althea, you get a 10% discount for a minimum spend of Php 1500. Just use the code GLOBEBEAUTY for Sephora and Althea upon check out.

For Amazon, you can get discounts from shipping partners Johnny Air Plus, My Shipping Box and Jinio. You need not worry about customs and taxes — you will get your stuff right to where you want to have it delivered.

I maximized this opportunity. Check out more details here: http://go.globe.com.ph/articles/beauty-counter/2018/august/globe-online-beauty-fair.html#shopstore

And with that, I got me some beauty products! Do you want to see what I got?

I bought some Ellana products! I’ve always been curious about this brand, and this was the perfect opportunity to get myself acquainted with the brand.

Ellana (Eh-lah-nah) Mineral Cosmetics is the #1 Mineral Makeup Brand in the Philippines. What it stands for is beauty that does more. It stands for beauty that lasts long after the makeup comes off.

I love that they promote this kind of thinking. My personal belief is that makeup should be something that enhances one’s appearance, one’s beauty. This is what got me interested to try out this brand.

Here are the products that I bought.

So what are you waiting for? Do check out the other information about the Globe Online Beauty Fair! Share with me what you bought!

P.S. I’d like to share with you some Ellana products. All you need to do is…
1) Comment on this blog post
2) Share on Facebook this blog post and use hashtags #MommyGingerFinds #globeonlinebeautyfair

I will choose the winner of the Ellana products on September 29, 2018! I’ll announce it on http://facebook.com/MommyGinger

Hi everyone! Some of the freelancers in the Freelancers Hub Philippines Group have decided to bring you amazing content every month through a blog carnival. There will be a chosen topic per month and a host blog or platform per month. Everyone who wishes to be part of the carnival for that month can sign up using the form created by the host.

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For those who are wondering, a blog carnival is an online event where bloggers/content providers/publishers come together to write/create a video or podcast about a specific theme or topic.

For 2017, here are the topics that we have set.

Here is the Step-by-Step Guide on how to join the Blog Carnival for the Month of May (hosted by Ginger Arboleda, http://mommyginger.com)

1. Write a blog post within the month of May about the topic or anything related to the topic above: Monetizing a Passion / Why Freelancing? / Why “my passion”?

2. You can create more than one entry. There will not be any minimum number of words for articles nor duration for videos or podcasts, but the content needs to be something that readers or viewers will find value in reading

3. The article / post should contain the link to the mechanics of the blog carnival (http://mommyginger.com/2017/04/blog-carnival-freelancers.html); For all social shares, please use #freelancershub, #freelancing and the host’s hashtag #mommyginger.

4. Posts need to be published and submitted via the form by May 10, 2017, 11:59pm. After you have published your blog post, please fill out this form:

5. The host will keep track of all the submissions and will publish it on the mechanics page in her blog/website. All links will be posted by May 11, 2017.

6. Once links have been posted, all participants are required to visit each of the link and comment on the comments section of the post. If you’re done visiting the links, please comment “DONE!” on the comments section below!

7. For May, the host (@GingerArboleda) will choose the best post and will give out a Multi Function Bluetooth Selfie Sticks + Monopod to the best post.

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8. The host will choose the best post on May 31, 2017!

Good luck! 🙂


Here are the links to the posts!

Rey Baguio http://reymbaguio.me/being-passionately-be-your-best-to-succeed/
Ginger Arboleda http://mommyginger.com/2017/04/are-we-all-passionate-people.html
Mahesh Kumar http://blog.transcriptioncertificationinstitute.org/make-money-online-touch-typing-skills/
Liberty Baldovino http://www.theyouthfulgrannyva.com/freelancing-turning-my-passion-into-something-unexpectedly-beautiful-and-profitable-too/
Charlie Aquino http://www.upskillvideos.com/discover-your-passion/

Please visit each one and share their stories! 🙂

 

My husband and I are cheese lovers. He recently shared a video on facebook of delicious raclette cheese sliding down from a pan. It look so yummy so I am sharing the video with you!

https://www.facebook.com/thisisinsider/videos/1535765220064204/

So I went through raclette recipes online and other recipes with cheese. I then thought of creating a dish that I could prepare for when friends come over.

We normally have friends over at our house on Saturdays. And week after week, we have always been ordering food from restaurants located near the place where we live or we have food delivered to our home. Oftentimes, our decision is the latter since we are all too lazy to go down and eat out! So seeing this video got me inspired to create dishes with melted cheese. At first, I thought of making nachos, then I shifted to thinking of making a “heavier” meal, since light snacks aren’t really our thing! Haha! We are all voracious eaters!

I saw a Chicken Fajitas recipe online that I wanted to follow. Of course, recipes are useless if you don’t have the right tool. Luckily for me, I have my Oster Mini Raclette Grill at home.

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This Oster Mini Raclette Grill comes with a Non stick grill removable plate, 4 non-stick mini pans, an On/off switch with indicator light and Cool touch side handles. That’s it! It’s so simple to use, and that’s the reason why I love this kitchen tool.

Okay so for Chicken Fajitas, I only needed the following ingredients: Chicken breast strips, red and green bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic sauce (I found one in a bottle) and cheese that you can melt (and it doesn’t have to be raclette).

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I cooked the chikcken breast strips on the griller and melted the cheese on the little pans that was included.

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I placed all the ingredients inside the pita wrap and that was it.

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This gave me the idea that this kind of dish will be perfect for a house party. I know a lot of people now who throw house parties. Probably I’m already a part of that era who would rather stay home. Here are some of the things that you need to prepare to throw an amazing house party!

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And in order for you to throw that perfect house party with Oster Mini Raclette Grill, we are giving you the chance to own one!

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If you are interested to buy one of these lovely Oster Mini Raclette Grills for your home, these are available in Anson’s, Landmark, Rustan’s and Coleman Stores. They are also available online at Lazada: http://www.lazada.com.ph/oster-ckstgr126-074-mini-grill-2887648.html

Hurry and share (please make sure that the post is tag for “public” viewing) the photo on facebook. Share a tip to throw amazing parties at home and tag Oster Philippines (http://facebook.com/OsterPHL). Please use the following hashtags: #useOster #OsterEasyHomemadeFresh #OsterMiniGrill #mommygingerfinds

My giveaway will end on July 3. I will choose the best tip by then and I will announce the winner on my Facebook Page http://facebook.com/MommyGinger

Good Luck! 🙂

I’ve been so busy lately that I have felt so guilty. We have been so focused on growing our tech startup business that we have spent less time with Zeeka. But even if we have spent less time with her these past few days, we make sure that we show our daughter that we love her.

Children always want to feel that they are loved by their parents. It has been extra difficult for us recently with our daughter since she has become extra clingy. I guess this is what happens when they are already old enough to say what and how they are feeling. She has become extra vocal in telling us not to work or not to go to the office.

There are a lot of ways to show your love for your child apart from the material things. The following are good ideas to consider doing to show love to your child:

Spend quality time with your child

My daughter loves going to the mall. She loves trying on clothes. This has become a thing that we enjoy together. We would visit stores and buy Mommy and Me outfits! Haha!

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Quality time does not depend on the length of time that you bond with your child. It only has to be meaningful both to you as a parent and the child, where both focus on building the relationship. It means giving your full attention to your child (no checking of gadgets, etc.) What you can do is set aside that time which is only for your children — a day at the mall, a simple story time, etc. means a lot to a child more than you would know.

Be a good example

When you want them to be an obedient, generous, kind-hearted individual, then lead by example. This is the best way to teach a child about love and respect. Be kind to others and respect others. This is what they will see and this is what they will emulate.

Teach them discipline

Many children associate being disciplined as an act of “hate”. What we do as a couple is that we explain to our daughter why we get mad or why we discipline her. We explain to her that it’s because we love her and because we don’t want her to get hurt.

Be there when you are needed and Keep promises

I think that what kids really want is security. Since they are still young and unsure about a lot of things, they need to know that you will be there for them. There will be times when your child needs someone he or she could lean on so be sure to be with him or her during those times. Also, always keep your promises. These children need to see that they can trust and rely on you to keep your word.

Be sweet

Our daughter is a very sweet and caring child, and I attribute it to the fact that my husband is very caring and sweet to me. Haha! I think she always sees us hugging each other at home and putting one over the other in terms of needs, so she’s that way, too. She’ll always tell me, “Mommy, are you sad? Please don’t be sad,” when she sees me stressed out. I believe that even at a young age, a child can be very observant and critical of so many things. Show your child affection and you overtly show him or her love. Simple hugs and kisses on the cheek will mean a lot to them.

Act as your child’s protector

Sometimes, as parents, our “disciplinary” role is our automatic go-to-role. When we see another child crying beside our child, we automatically think our child did something wrong, and we “automatically” scold them without analyzing the situation. As parents, there are a lot of times when we need to be logical. We need to analyze then act accordingly. You would then see that there are a lot of times when we should have been our child’s protector even.

This happened to us. Our daughter is a meek and quiet child in front of other children. She would allow other children to take her toys and grab it away from her. We need to keep in mind that our children are weak and could not fend off for themselves. There are times when we need to tell them that they need to step up and fend for themselves. There are even times when we, as parents, need to step up, too, to act as our child’s protector especially when their security and safety is a concern.

Grant wishes

Kids wish for a lot of things and I think that sometimes, we need to grant them. Parents are so afraid that they would grow up as spoiled brats, but I believe that if you grant wishes in moderation, this will make them feel appreciated and loved. Don’t be too scared!

Compliments and praises

We never fail to give our daughter compliments and praises and we do it by being very specific about what she did well. I read somewhere that being specific makes everything clear and they would most likely do it again since they understand.

See, showing your child that you love them is not that hard. We don’t have to overthink. We just need to feel and trust that they will grow up to be Great Kids!

How do show your children that you love them? 🙂 Share a tip on Facebook and / or Instagram and tag @GreatKidsPH and @MommyGinger

Here are the mechanics:

a. A Mommy and Me set will be given to the chosen mom who shares the best tip on what they do to show their child their love on facebook and/or Instagram:)
b. Share your tip using #GreatKidsPH and #MommyGingerFinds so that we can monitor the entries
c. Contest will run from June 10 to July 1. The more posts, the more chances of winning.
d. On July 2, 9am, the winner will be announced via the Mommy Ginger Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mommyginger/
e. The winner must be willing to claim the prize from any of the branches:

Pois Belly & Kids BOUTIQUES:
– TriNoma: Ground Floor near Activity Center
– SM Megamall: Level 5 The Atrium
– Shangri-la Plaza: Level 4 Main Bldg
– Alabang Town Center: Level 2 Expansion Bldg
– SM Mall Of Asia: Ground Floor in front of Kids Universe
– SM City Cebu: Level 2, Main Mall
– SM City Iloilo: Upper Ground Floor
– SM Lanang Premier Davao: Level 2
– Ayala Center Cebu: Level 3

f. You must be able to show a valid ID upon pick up of the prize 🙂

Post away and good luck!

 

I’m in my 30’s and I admit that I don’t have a super model or even just an ordinary model’s figure. I have a few stretch marks on my tummy and I have this dark scar of my C-section that will always remind me that I bore a child. I have a body mass index or BMI that is normal, but of course, it could be better if I didn’t have any cravings for Lechon Kawali or Crispy Pata. I dream of having the waist line of Marian and the fabulous abs of Gisele Bundchen (http://www.shape.com/celebrities/celebrity-photos/25-female-celebrities-awesomely-toned-abs/) but I don’t know if it is still achievable. I think it still is, but women our age need to be more disciplined and more patient. Plus, we will need all the help we can get to have an amazing Mommy Tummy!

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My Mommy Tummy now — Let’s see if I can do better in two months!

I got to talk to a few women on how they plan to achieve amazing mommy tummies and here are some of their tips:

1) Drink lots and lots of water!
One tactic of a friend is to drink a lot of water. Drinking a lot of water can help make you feel full. If you feel full, you avoid eating junk food. There are times at night, I don’t know if this is true with you, too, when you lay down on your bed and you feel like you finally have time for yourself. You look around and for some reason, you want to open a bag of chips! This has happened to me several times. Why not try to get a bottle of water and drink up!

2) Be conscious of having good posture.
When I underwent yoga teacher training, one of the things that I love doing is to instruct my students to feel the sides of their waist being pulled inside and upward. If you try to feel this, you will see that you are actually sitting up and standing up straighter. Also, people who have good postures tend to look thinner in pictures!

3) Avoid unwanted Stretch marks by realizing that prevention is better than cure!
I have this loose flab of fat around my tummy area and I know that when I drop three- five sizes smaller (yes, I am being optimistic about it already!), I know that I will have Stretch Marks if I don’t take care as early as now. As early as now, I am using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Massage Lotion for Stretch marks. Palmers also has Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for Stretch marks, Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter, Cocoa Butter Formula Soothing Oil for Dry Itchy Skin, Cocoa Butter Formula Firming Butter, Cocoa Butter Formula Post Natal Firming Lotion and Rose Hip Skin Therapy Oil (60mL). I love Palmer’s products because these are super effective and they have a lovely, yummy scent! The products also contain 100% pure Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E which all help in the process of skin repair, deep hydration and reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

Here are the different products that I mentioned and a description of each:

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks

Cocoa Butter Massage Lotion for Stretch marks
– Helps improve the appearance of stretch marks with a special combination of Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Collagen, Elastin, and Shea Butter.
– It keeps the skin moisturized and relieves the dryness associated with stretched skin due to pregnancy and water loss.
SRP: P475

Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for Stretch marks
– A cream perfect for targeted problem areas such as the belly, buttocks and breasts.
– Formulated to improve elasticity and moisture content of the skin.
SRP: P495

Tummy Butter form Palmer's

Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter
– Contains Bio C-Elaste which is widely recommended for stretch marks during and after pregnancy and weight loss.
– Bio C-Elaste is a powerful combination of Collagen, Elastin, Centella Asiatica, Sweet Almond Oil and Argan Oil.
– The addition of Lavender creates a soothing and relaxing night time treatment.
SRP: P595

Cocoa Butter Formula Soothing Oil for Dry Itchy Skin
– Moisturizes and softens dry, itchy skin associated with pregnancy.
– Maintains the skin’s elasticity and firmness.
– Comes in a convenient pump spray.
SRP: P475

Cocoa Butter Formula Post Natal Firming Lotion
– Helps firm and tone the skin
– Replenishes moisture loss in the skin, contains Collagen to help firm and tone and Elastin to give skin suppleness.
– Contain anti-oxidant properties such as Vitamin E smooth the skin.
SRP: P495

Cocoa Butter Formula Firming Butter
– Specifically designed to restore the body to its natural, original firmness any time, even after pregnancy or weight loss.
– Helps soothe and relieve the body.
SRP: P495

Rose Hip Skin Therapy Oil (60mL)
– Contains Rose Hip, Sesame & Canola oil.
– Rose Hip contains antioxidants that is good for dark spots and scars.
– Sesame & Canola oil: fatty acids that help protect and hydrate the skin.
– Helps combat scars, marks, dry and aging skin.
SRP: P495

So, how do you use these products?
Palmer's planogram
2-3 Months – Cocoa Butter Massage Lotion for Stretchmark (I actually use this as the lotion that I use on a dialy basis when I know that I’m planning to lose weight!)
4-5 Months – Cocoa Butter Massage Cream & Tummy Butter
6-7 Months – Cocoa Butter Soothing Oil for dry, itchy skin
Post pregnancy – Cocoa Butter Formula Firming Butter & Post Natal Firming Lotion

Lovely ladies, I have great news for you! Palmer’s and I have partners to help you achieve that Amazing Mommy Tummy! You will win the following products by just joining this giveaway.

This giveaway is open to participants from Metro Manila 🙂 I will choose one lucky winner on July 27, 2015 via Randomizer.org 🙂

Amazing Mommy Tummy with Palmer's

All you need to do to earn a raffle entry are these three simple steps:

1) Follow these two accounts on Instagram: @rustansthebeautysource and @mommyginj

2) Share the poster above using #AmazingMommyTummy on Facebook and tag Rustan’s The Beauty Source Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RustansTheBeautySource) and Mommy Ginger (https://www.facebook.com/mommyginger) Be sure to set your status for public viewing so we can check your post.

3) Leave a comment in this blog post telling me more about your Mommy Tummy! It can be another tip that you would like to share, your struggles in achieving an amazing mommy tummy or just giving a shout-out or encouragement to other moms who want to achieve Amazing Mommy Tummies! Then leave your Full Name, email address (so that we can contact you), your Instagram account and your link to the shared poster 🙂

Good luck, Ladies! One winner will get to take home these amazing prizes from Palmer’s! Again, I will choose the winner on July 27, 2015.

I can’t wait to hear more from you about your #AmazingMommyTummy Journey!