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S&R Member’s Treat on March 29-April 2!

With the kids on summer vacation, it’s a top priority for moms to stock up on food and other home essentials to make summer a fun and comfortable bonding time for the whole family. It’s also a time for us moms to do some general cleaning and even review appliances if they are still energy efficient.

S&R Imus is ready to roll with the Member’s Treat. Some of the items are already on sale when we went.

So this March 29 to April 2, mark your calendars and be sure not to miss the much-awaited S&R Member’s Treat. This is exclusive to all S&R card holders, if you’re not yet a member you can always apply on-site and get a temporary card within minutes that you can use on the same day.

What to Expect at the S&R Member’s Treat March 2017

  • Buy 1 Take 1 deals
  • Price reductions of up to 50% off on S&R picks
  • Discounted items and promos on grocery staples like fresh produce, yummy baked goodies, and imported treats, to various gift items, housewares, towels and linens, and even select appliances
  • Fuel savings at Php4.00 off per liter of gasoline or Php3.00 off per liter of diesel at any of the 50 participating Unioil branches

These items are already marked down before the actual sale and will remain that way throughout the S&R Member’s Treat

Hotdog + FREE Chicken Nuggets

Koka Laksa Singapura

Buy 1 Take 1 Arla Butter

March 29 falls on a weekday which is an advantage for stay at home and work at home moms with the chance to go early and grab the first deals. For working moms, don’t worry because there are several S&R branches that is near your home and office. I remember fondly how my own mom will take me to S&R in Bonifacio Global City during her lunch breaks too :)

S&R Appliance Deals

The following are my hope to buy items during the 5 day Member’s Treat at S&R. The discounted items will be a surprise but according to my sources, the following appliances will be marked down. I go for appliances because electricity use and prices go up during summer and it’s not everyday that these are on generous sale.

1. GE and LG Air conditioners .5-1.5HP

2. Whirlpool Washing Machine

3. Samsung or LG Refrigerator

I also found some items that are a steal like this buy 1 take 1 personal coffee maker, buy 1 take 1 ref, and buy 1 take 1 electric kettle!

Health and Beauty Deals at S&R Member’s Treat

Of course, I also want to buy something for myself and these are the following health & beauty products. These are also already marked down as of today:

1. Cetaphil Body Moisturizer/Lotion

2. Cetaphil facial wash

3. Buy 1 Take 1 Sunsilk Shampoos

4. Big tub of organic virgin coconut oil

What about you? I hope we all get our S&R wishlists during the Member’s Treat. Don’t forget to go to S&R with a plan and be there early on March 29. Happy shopping Mommy!

Make your Summer Fun & Sun-Proof with Watsons | Promos, Freebies and Prizes

Sunblock is not the cheapest beauty product and is often ignored by many of us – until we see the signs of aging caused by sun damage. Every summer we are reminded of the importance to apply sunblock on our face and body. Kids are especially susceptible to sunburn when playing in the sand and swimming for hours. Make your summer fun, safe, and healthy by being equipped with the right summer products.

FREE Floaters when you shop at Watsons

The best time to buy sunblock for your summer outing is before you go! Sunblock lotions are more expensive to buy in resorts compared to stores like Watsons. You’ll be amazed at the top of the line sunblock options that are now available here: Nivea, Vaseline, Banana Boat, Beach Hut, Solstice, Biore, Sunplay, Belo, Neutrogena, Cetaphil, Celeteque, Kojie San, Hawaiian Tropic, Dermplus, Ponds, and Olay, plus when you buy from Watsons like I did – you will get freebies like trendy giant donut floaters!

FREE Nivea floater when you buy P700 worth of Nivea sunblock/products

For our next summer outing, I shopped for sunblock at Watsons. I carefully read the promos and checked out each brand’s promos. Ultimately, I came home with 1 beach ball, 1 donut inflatable floater, and 1 Nivea ring floater – total of 3 freebies that will make our summer more fun.

FREE Donut floater for every P1,400 receipt. I just bought other essentials to reach the amount. These inflatable donut salbabidas can cost up to P1,200 in online stores!

From all the brands that Watsons have in store, I personally use Nivea for me and my son. I’ve been using it for many swimming activities already and I like how it has a “porcelain” effect on our skin. Just reapply every now and then.

Watsons Summer Treat for SM Advantage Card (SMAC) holders

SM Advantage Card Members can also get a chance to explore the wonders of the Philippine islands with getaways for four to Batanes, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, and Palawan. Just buy participating products and for every PHP500 single-receipt purchase, you get 1 e-raffle entry. The promo is from February 23 – April 26, 2017.

Do not lose your e-raffle stub!

Enjoy your summer Mommy and Baby! Please don’t be lazy in applying sunblock, your skin will thank you for it :)

Lazada turns 5! Surprise Deals & Discounts until March 23

Lazada Philippines officially turns 5! From March 21-23, the leading online shopping site will surprise shoppers with amazing deals during its 3-day birthday sale. Brands like Samsung, Bosch, Nestle, L’oreal, and many more will give up to 90% discounts on their hot selling items.

Thank you Lazada and LAZ the Lion for inviting me to your birthday party!

Lazada’s birthday blowout also includes hourly raffles, top deals, massive discounts, unbeatable flash sales, and other amazing surprises.

WATCH: Lazada’s 3-day Birthday Blowout

Mommy Lace Tip: Buy your summer essentials effortlessly from Lazada. Here are some of my top picks for Lazada’s 5th Birthday Sale.

Top Lazada Birthday Picks! Get these items fast on March 21-23

1. Inflatable Flamingo Floater P999 – original price is P3,500. This inflatable will level-up the summer fun for you and your family. Plus, if you like posting on Instagram, this giant flamingo floater will definitely achieve your family’s #feedgoals.

2. Portable wooden picnic table P2,849.75 – original price is P15,000. Useful for beach trips and different types of summer outing. There are more price cuts starting tomorrow, so who knows this picnic table might receive further discount!

3. SJcam, Go Pro, action camera floater P179 – original price is P599. For parents who like recording and filming their summer adventures, this floater stick will save your camera if dropped in water. It also doubles as a hand grip and a floating device; Floats sticking straight up out of the water and its bright yellow color makes it easy to spot; Wristband is adjustable.

4. Inflatable banana bed P275 – original price is P999. One of the hottest summer trends, this inflatable bed that looks like a banana serves as a bed outdoors and can even be used as a trendy floater! Perfect for your beach outing.

5. Inflatable donut floater P199 – original price is P499. This is definitely the year of the floaters and the come-back of “salbabida”. Perfect for kids to stay safe in the water and for adults to meet their summer #feedgoals.

Don’t miss these birthday surprise tips for more savings

1. Secret Lazada Birthday Voucher Code – visit the Lazada website and wait for the secret password to unlock P500 off on your online purchase. Look for this tab:

2. Save your favorite items now and come back on March 21 for surprise price cuts! – this makes your online shopping easier and ensure that you grab your item before others do!

Happy birthday Lazada and happy shopping Mommy!

Belo Baby Summer Giveaway! What We Love About Belo Baby

Summer is more fun when enjoyed with our babies. Having fun and making memorable experiences are on top of our lists especially now that school is over. Finally, our kids can relax which means more time for playing, swimming, and staying under the sun.

Mommy Lace Skincare Summer Tips for Kids

While outings and adventures are exciting, top skincare concerns like kids rash or bungang araw and itchy skin that leads to scratching can make dampen our summer experience. We see these skin problems more often this time of the year. Our babies spend more time playing which means more perspiring, dehydration, and sun exposure.

  1. It’s important to moisturize – our favorite Belo Baby product is the Face and Body lotion. My son and I have been using this for a year now. It is also Belo Baby’s first birthday this March!Ever since, I realized how important it is to moisturize – yes even for kids!Our top concern back then was my son’s very dry legs. He would scratch and scratch and these result into minor wounds. Belo Baby’s body lotion solved this problem for us. It is 100% certified natural and has 0% chemicals.Now that it’s summer, the heat, swimming pool water with chlorine, and airconditioning can all dry up our baby’s skin.

  1. Moisturize right after bathing – lotions lock in moisture into the skin. So, it is important to put your kid’s lotion right after bathing while the skin is hydrated, supple, and soft. Baby lotions with cocoa butter, shea butter, and almond oil can do a great job at locking-in skin moisture and keep your baby’s skin soft and hydrated for longer.Bathing and putting on lotion is one of our favorite bonding moments. I really feel like I am taking care of my son’s skin when I do this. My son likes how Belo Baby is easily absorbed by the skin without leaving white patches and feeling greasy. It’s also perfect for our night time baby massage routine!


  1. Avoid long baths – while bath tubs, pools, etc. are so fun for our kids, too much of these can dry up their skin. When showering, don’t leave bath products like shampoo and body wash too long on your child’s skin. If your baby’s skin easily gets dry and irritated – go for body wash vs. soaps.


  1. Keep your lotion with you at all times – both kids and adults can get dry skin easily. It’s important to have access to a moisturizing lotion to stop dry skin on its tracks. Did you know? Dry skin is more prone to infection like pimples and summer boils. Dry skin literally creates cracks on the skin which allow bacteria and viruses to enter the skin and cause these problems.


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Annam Noodle Bar at Resorts World Manila: A Taste of Vietnamese Food

Are you a fan of delicious, fresh, and healthy Vietnamese food? We are! And I know that there’s only a few Vietnamese restaurants in the city to choose from. The good news is Annam Noodle Bar just opened in Resorts World Manila.

Annam is brought to the Philippines by the popular NamNam Noodle Bar in Singapore. The only difference is the name they had to use for the Philippines but it’s the same delicious Pho, Banh Mi, and Vietnamese Rice Meals inspired by the old-world Vietnamese street food with a modern twist.

What to Order at Annam Noodle Bar

While it’s easy to order the usual fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce dip, Annam Noodle Bar restaurant’s interior style and feel are very encouraging to try something new.

It’s easy to imagine that you are in a different place and must take your appetite to a new adventure.

Annam’s menu is exciting with all the choices of appetizers, banh mi sandwiches, pho noodle soups, and Viet desserts too!

Selection of Viet street snacks, nước chấm, P280 – this sampler is recommended to enjoy as your appetizer. It’s good for sharing and has at least 4 kinds of fried rolls. The dip is delicious but you can customize with Annam’s signature fish and hoisin sauces.

Lemon Grass Ginger Iced Tea P150 – the drink is super fresh, herb-y, and reminds me of my favorite ginger tea or salabat. I like that it’s not made too sweet and is very light to enjoy with the all the dishes.

Summer Feels: Sustainable Seafood Experience at Sofitel Philippine Plaza

With luxury comes great responsibility! Accor Hotels Philippines which is comprised by Mercure Manila Ortigas, Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Raffles and Fairmont Makati, and Sofitel Philippine Plaza raised awareness and renewed their commitment to sustainable fishing practices.

What is Sustainable Seafood?

It’s not everyday that we really think of where our sushi came from but if you want to be a responsible foodie, take note that the following species are endangered: shark, ray, bluefin tuna, grouper, sturgeon, and wild caviar. Accor Hotels in the Philippines do not serve these species as part of their commitment to sustainable seafood.

Another way hotels can support green fishing practices is by sourcing more seafood items in the Philippines. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila serves sustainable seafood with room service and in all its restaurants, including Spiral, Le Bar, Sunset Bar, Snaps, Club Millesime. Currently, 10% of its seafood items, including mackerel, lobster and tuna from the Philippines (except yellow fin), are sourced through certified MSC/ASC sustainable seafood providers that offer sustainable seafood and featured at Spiral’s “Hooked at Spiral” seafood night every Wednesday. The hotel is committed to increasing its sustainable seafood usage to 50% in the next three years. Good news to our fishermen!

To raise further awareness and promote sustainability, Accor Hotels hosted a gala dinner at Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s picturesque Sunset Bar. Here, the five hotels presented dishes made with sustainable seafood.

Assorted sushi made from sustainable seafood: Smoked Mahi Mahi Nigiri Sushi, Squid Espuma, Spicy Tuna Maki

Mercure Hotel’s Asian Fresh Tuna Taco

Black Prawns Caesar Salad

The gala dinner really made an impact with the seafood being displayed before the backdrop of Manila Bay. If we want to continue to enjoy this luxury, we must all be conscious to support only sustainable practices. This is easy when you dine at Accor Hotels.

Dine by the Manila Bay Sunset and Enjoy Spectacular Fireworks Display at Sunset Bar, Sofitel Philippine Plaza

You too can experience this summer feels at The Sofitel Philippine Plaza through their FÊTE EN BLANC specials every Saturday, 6:30pm to 10:30pm. This is until March 18 only so take advantage of this memorable dining experience by the Manila Bay sunset followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

Rate is set at Php2,540+ per person, book here.