Duo-Review : Furry Kind Natural Cocomutt Shampoo by Human Heart Nature

Hi Pet Lovers and Future Pet owners!

This will be our first review which we will categorize as Duo-Review. Meaning, we will be posting our own opinions on the same product in different situation.

Dogs are men’s best friend  indeed. They are the only one who loves us more than themselves. As we treat them as a part of our Family, our Best Friend and companion.  Providing them food, shelter and love, gives complete happiness to our pooch. Cuddling and playing around with our Furry everyday, surely we wanted to give them the best bath ever that they deserve. Our pets deserve only the good so here’s our review for HUMAN NATURE’s Furry Kind Natural Cocomutt Shampoo in collaboration with Ms. Rachel Grant (HN’s Global Ambassador).

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100% No Harmful Chemicals: No sulfates, PEGs, triclosan, parabens, synthetic fragrances, silicones or other nasty stuff! Just 100% LOVE. Its Purryfect! 😉

Here’s what Cristalle and Cera have to say about it:

When I started shifting  to  natural and organic lifestyle, I also started  searching the  same thing for my Cera( Shih tzu) .  It’s quite challenging to look in the market cause most of them are available in other country only and if I find one its way too expensive for me to afford. Thanks to Human Nature, Cera is enjoying a Natural Pet shampoo now .

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Lovely Cera ready to take a shot with her new buddy shampoo

This cocomutt shampoo is great give’s extra shine to Cera’s  hair, refreshing  Mandarin  scent and affordable compared to other chemical based shampoo.

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Don’t get deceived by her cuteness, she’s sometimes grouchy with others

Angel and Lelouch POV :

It was actually my first time to like pets. Cristalle have been telling be before to have one but was kinda hesitant because I’m worried that no one will take care of it at home since all of us leaves early in the morning everyday and get back home at night. I have not thought that my dad who works in the farm actually would love to. To tell you the truth, I’m really scared with hairy and warm-blooded animals. Until….

Last month, my brother brought home a cute little Angel. Me and my mom we’re both surprised to see that there’s a feeding bottle in the dining table. We thought that our visitors have arrived(we’re expecting our cousins and relatives). Only to find that it’s a 1 week only puppy. At first, I got mad to my brother for bringing him in. But, upon hearing the true story of Lelouch  (named after an anime character Lelouch Vi Britania)  who is actually an “AsPin” (Filipino term for Philippine domestic Dog) I have accepted the fact that we have to take care of him. Because he has no other family to get back to. Eventually, Lelouch is our families youngest member. My dad is the one who takes care of him everyday and the rest of us is responsible for his everyday needs. Food , grooming hygiene and toys.

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He’s very sweet but camera shy

The first gift I had for Lelouch is HN’s Furry Kind Cocomutt Shampoo. Everyone at home is excited to use it for our baby. Here’s what we have to say :

Pet: Lelouch (Aspin)

Hair : White and spots of Brown

Effects : His hair gets smoother  and brighter than before. No stingy smell even after whole day of playing around.

Cleansing Property: It is not as foaming as other shampoos since it uses a natural surfactant. No worries coz it will gently cleanse their bodies without compromise.

Scent: It’s in Fresh Tangerine Scent which will attract good vibes to them. Mood set!

There you go! 🙂 Our verdict for Furry Kind Natural Cocomutt Shampoo. After washing them, they are ready for your hugs and kisses. Remember: Our pets deserves the best treatment  we can offer. No exceptions, may it be a shih tzu and other breed or may it be “Aspin”. Choose only the good for our dear friends.

And by the way, kindly check out Ms. Rachel Grant and her newly rescued dog from Southampton Animal Shelter “Kia”. Your vote and like will be a great help for their campaign. Here’s Kia’s page: http://www.cesarsway.com/skin-care-awareness/Kia-Groomed-by-Grant

— Yours truly

Pink Peaches Angel & Cristalle

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Product Review: Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Lotion

Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Lotion

My friend Gee who already migrated in Saudi came home last week and guess what she got for me? Japanese Cherry Blossom Lotion by Body Shop. Every time Sis Gee returns here in the Philippines she always have something for us. (we not be true sisters in blood but we know in our heart we are born to be one) 

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Ohh! Feeling very feminine with Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Lotion ❤

Here’s what I have to say about it.

Scent:  It smells like a fresh sweet flower which makes me want to fly to  Kyoto, Japan and walk under the cherry blossom trees. The scent also last long compared to other lotions I’ve tried.

Moisturizing effect: It does really gives moisture to my skin, non greasy feeling and leaves my skin supple to touch.

Packaging: Cute pink color with cherry blossom design, pump for easy used.

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How cute is it?

A skin-softening body lotion infused with Japanese Cherry Blossom. This romantic, captivating blend of floral and hinoki wood accords was inspired by a spring day in Kyoto.

Did you know that?

Japanese Cherry Blossom by Body Shop is not just your ordinary Lotion. It has a heart inside 🙂 Some of its ingredients supports communities for sustainable livelihood.

Made with Passion.

Made with Passion.

BRAZIL NUT

Community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil comes the Candela co-op in Peru. The ‘castaneros’ or nut gatherers collect the broken nuts that can’t be sold for food use and hand-crack them to extract the oil. Trade has helped to protect 3,000 hectares of rainforest in the Madre de Dios region. Sustainable harvesting also helps to support the indigenous species that depend on the Brazil nut-tree, such as the orchid bee.  Cr: bodyshop.co.uk

SHEA BUTTER

  •  Community Fair Trade shea butter comes from Ghana. Local women hand-harvest shea nuts, dry them in the        sun and crack them to extract the kernels. These are roasted and ground into a paste to make the butter. Our trade with the Tungteiya Women’s Shea Butter Association has helped to fund three medical centres and 10 nursery schools.  Cr: bodyshop.co.uk

Olive Oil FROM SOUTHERN ITALY

  • Our Community Fair Trade organic olive oil comes from southern Italy. The Nuovo Cilento Co-operative uses traditional production methods. The fruits are shaken from the trees and caught in nets to prevent bruising, then washed and cold-pressed. The co-op also runs courses on traditional cooking, as well as farming and nature-education programs.

Overall Experience: Two-thumbs up!

 

 

DIY: Homemade Ocean Blue Body Scrub

Many women are overloaded with the perpetual to-do list, and often put themselves at the bottom of that list. One way you can put yourself at the top again is to engage in self-care by getting regular  body scrub. There are various types of body scrubs, depending on your personal preferences and needs. There are also various benefits to body scrubs, some of which you may not even be aware of.

I’m a big fan of Body Scrubs so I’m using it at least twice a week. As a Mom I always think of ways how to have young and healthy looking skin but I don’t want to do expensive spas. That’s the very reason why I decided to make my own body scrub. Everything I need is just in our kitchen and  usual stuff.

Things you need: Sugar, Food Color,

Things you need
Scrub : White Sugar, Washed Sugar , Food Color & essential oil
Packaging : Empty Jar and Ribbon

Things Needed: 

White Sugar

Washed Sugar

Baby Oil (I used my son”s Human Nature Baby Oil)

Food Color (I used Blue, but can always use other color you prefer)

Empty Jar and Ribbon (for packaging – if you want to give it as a gift to your family or friends)

How to do? 

Mix the sugar and baby oil, add a few drops of food color. Then place it on the Jar and tie the ribbon.

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My own Ocean Blue body Scrub

Don’t hesitate to play with colors. Drop your woes cause you will not be Jake’s doppelganger. It will give you a fresh,smooth and soft skin.

— Pink Cristalle

Weekend Getaway: Fathers Day Celebration in Kamay ni Hesus Shrine at Lucban, Quezon

Two weeks before Fathers Day, what we have actually planned is a simple  lunch out at the mall. But on the last-minute, there was a sudden change of plans(not to mention why, I’m the mastermind). We ended up landing to the famous Visita Iglesia and Tourist destination for pilgrims, Kamay ni Hesus (Hand of Jesus) in Lucban, Quezon.

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Overview of the hill up to the grotto (photo cr: http://www.halo.com )

Leaving San Pablo City around 9:30 in the morning and arrived there after 3 hours travel was quite exhausting but worth it.  Since it is almost lunch, we filled our stomach first before attending the mass.  If you will be coming from Manila, it will take you roughly 5-6 hours to reach there.

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Taken inside the chapel where Fr. Joey Faller does the holy mass

 The Garden of Eden. Kids will surely love the giant biblical figures. It includes an elephant slide, Giraffe and Noah's arc.

The Garden of Eden. Kids will surely love the giant biblical figures. It includes an elephant slide, Giraffe and Noah’s arc.

Fresh air and a sense of calm pervading the sprawling area. Hope in a miracle, or even just simply the sense of being healed. This is what draws thousands of people year-round to the Kamay ni Hesus (Hand of Jesus) shrine in Lucban town in this province south of Manila—more so during Holy Week, when the visitors peak. For our visit last Sunday, it is mainly to treat our Dad in his special day. It’s not his birthday(ssshhh! we’re actually planning it on his B-day on July ), but it’s the day that all Dad’s are celebrating. It’s very heartwarming that we’re climbing the same stairs up to reach out for Jesus. It feels more blessed and gracious. It’s the usual bonding that Families are doing because it involves our faith.

 The Giant image of our Lord on the top of the hill. KAMAY NI JESUS

The Giant image of our Lord on the top of the hill. KAMAY NI JESUS

Devotees light candles with colors of different kinds to signify their particular prayer petitions

Devotees light candles with colors of different kinds to signify their particular prayer petitions

 

The pain is all worth it ’til we reached the top. Though my legs feels like they are about to cramp. Seeing each others face bring us to laughter. Sweating while catching our breath, were not ready to go down yet. After 30 minutes of fun up there, everyone felt thirsty urging us to go down and get some drinks. With God’s grace, we’re already downstairs when the heavy rain poured. We had ice cream for refreshment. And when the shower stopped, we head to the pasalubong (souvenir) shops. Wow.. so many things to choose from.

 Yours truly, Pink Peach Angel at the souvenir and pasalubong shops

Yours truly, Pink Peach Angel at the souvenir and pasalubong shops

 

 

Relishing that moment of wander lusting. Far from home and a vacation away from stress. I believe my Dad really enjoyed our treat for him (just don’t mind his painful feet and knees. ) So happy that we did it for Fathers Day. Travelling is really more fun to with the Family!

 

My Beloved Family (R-L Tatay, Inay, Pholl , Adrian, Joy, Alyzza, Me, Mommy and Norby)

My Beloved Family (R-L Tatay, Inay, Pholl w/ Lelouch  , Adrian, Joy, Alyzza, Me, Mommy and Norby)

 

Product Review : Moringa – 02 Malunggay Herbal Toner

A very dear blogger friend of us introduced us to Sample Room a month ago. She’s one of our inspiration to start our own blog. Shall we say she’s the heiress of San Pablo Bloggers. Visit her blog The Rebel Sweet Heart to know more of her flair. And yep! Cristalle(VIP Membership) and I both  registered in Sample Room Ph. 

One of the first sample I had is Moringa-O2 Herbal Toner(…got Cure Gel too!). I was quite excited to try it since I’ve been using Moringa Toner from other brand too. Surprisingly, I’m so impressed how great this product is. My skin is oily and acne prone  that’s why I wanted to find a perfect product that will match well with my skin.

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Moringa O2 Herbal Toner by Gluta-C

After washing  face, pour Moringa- O2 Toner to  a cotton pad and gently apply on the face up to the neck in circular motion. For two weeks of using it, I noticed that my skin is not too much stretched and there’s no stingy after-feel as it dries. It’s very gentle and supple to the skin. And thumps up for this ‘coz it dries up my pimple!

For we all know, Malunggay(Moringa) extract is really a wonder ingredients on cosmetic products nowadays. It contains 7x more Vitamin C than oranges, 4x more calcium than milk and 4x more vitamin A than carrots. Since it’s the center ingredient, moringa has healthy and balancing properties that nourishes the skin.

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Features and Benefits

Features:

  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Natural oils, vitamins and minerals rejuvenate, nourish and protect skin in a gentle process.

Star Ingredient:

  • Moringa Extract
  • OMEGA (Sunflower Oil)
  • Olives

Benefits:

  • Gently cleanses residual dirt without drying
  • May help reduce pimples
  • Stimulates cell regeneration and skin renewal
  • Deeply nourishes, moisturizer and soothes dry skin
  • Minimizes pores
  • Improves Skin elasticity and suppleness
  • Lightens skin

On top of my all out praise on this product, its Alcohol-free toner. Perfect for dry and sensitive skin. For only P95.00, this is truly a pearl stock on stores.

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Holiday Snack: Easy Tuna Pasta with Malunggay

Hurrah for it’s a holiday! In celebration of our National Independence Day, surely the whole family is tied at home and this is also the days that you’re friends and relatives usually visit you. Breakfast… lunch, then snacks! This time, we had Quick and Healthy snack with a twist.

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Easy Tuna Pasta with Malunggay

This Healthy Tuna Pasta recipe is so easy; you can make it over a campfire with one pan. The trick is to cook the pasta in a saucepan, drain it, then put it back into the pan and add all the other ingredients. The great news is that you will only have one pan to wash up!

Ingredients

  1. Bunch of Malunggay Leaves
  2. 500g Pasta
  3. Canned Tuna
  4. Shitake Mushroom
  5. Crushed Garlic
  6. Salt and Pepper
  7. Olive Oil

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    De Cecco(Italian Pasta), Sunbest Shitake Mushroom, Dona Elena Olive oil, Century Tuna Lite/Chunks in water

 Procedure

  1. Remove the Malunggay (moringa) leaves from its stem then set aside.
  2.  Cook the pasta according to packet instructions until “al dente” (tender to the bite), then carefully drain.
  3. Sauté crushed garlic in Olive oil. Add the shitake mushroom and Tuna. Season with salt and pepper according to your desired taste.
  4. Add the malunggay leaves to your pan once the tuna is cooked.
  5.  Then toss the pasta. Easy!

Note: You may add other veggies like sweet corn, green peace or red and green bell pepper to give color and make it playful to your kiddo’s eyes.  Perfect pair with garlic bread!

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Healthy diet is Yummy!

Sit back and enjoy your own Healthy Tuna Pasta with Malunggay.

How about you? We’d love to hear how you spend your vacation during holidays.

Alcohol Free Baby Cologne: Agua de Colognia by Mustela Bébé

One of the first product I got from Sample Room is Agua de Colognia by Mustela Bébé. I had it for free through VIP membership for only P599, I was able to gain 1000 points on my account. As one of the perks of being a VIP member, I got to avail samples from Premium brands which usually requires high points to redeem. Mustela is a spanish brand that has safe and effective skin care products specifically for pregnant moms and babies. In line with this is the Mustela Bébé – it is a complete range of dermo-cosmetic products specially formulated to take care of the delicate skin of new-born, babies and children in terms of daily hygiene, bath time, diaper change and skin protection.

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Mustela Bébé: Agua de Colognia. “I was too ecstatic to try it on that I even forgot to take a shot of its unopened pack. ;)”

“I Must Say”

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200ml Bottle for P620. (But you can get this for only 250 points on sample room, register for VIP slot)

It is actually my first time to try Mustela for my baby Stan. Surprisingly, we love it’s baby fresh-fruity and floral fragrance. It is very light smelling which gives my little boy a refreshing ambiance. It smells a bit like Nenuco and Bench Cologne but what makes it special is has moisturizing effect on skin. Based on our experience, the scent may last for about 2-3 hours only. Not bad for a baby cologne. Another flag for this product that hooked us up is that it doesn’t react with my baby’s sweat. Goodbye “amoy-pawis” even on days of strange heat.

I also would like to compliment it because it has a wide-spread spritzer and an easy-grip bottle. Plus, it’s an atomized sprayer making the cologne evaporate quickly wherein the fragrance sits closely to the skin and the cloth’s fabric. Convenient & efficient spraying on the go!

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No Parabens, No Phtalates, No Phenoxyethanol

  Features and Benefits

  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Safe: No Parabens, phtalates and Phenoxyethanol
  • Alcohol Free, No essential oil
  • Dermatologist tested

To sum it up, Mustela Bébé : Agua de Colognia is a must-try product for your little ones too. I would love to try other Mustela Product line for a guilt-free motherhood that I give him the best and safest hygiene he deserve.

You may visit Mustela.ph for more information.

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