Monday, April 21, 2014

#Win a Myrtle Beach Family Vacation from @Purex

Summer is fast-approaching and by this time, you should already have a list of where-to-go places! One of my favorite is Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. We went there two years ago and there's a lot of things to enjoy for the whole family.
Bridge to the other side where you can feed the ducks and fishes!
Upside-down Building!
Lots of shops and restaurants!
Awesome Night View!
The water is warmer compared to other East Coast beaches so you can enjoy dipping for awhile. The coast is a 60-mile stretch so you'll definitely won't miss an umbrella spot! 

Now, it's your turn to get a chance to enjoy the places we've been to (I am also going to join so we can visit Myrtle Beach again!) because Purex has an ongoing promotion and there's no purchase necessary to enter! To join, ENTER HERE or click the photo below.

Even sweeter, you'll be sleeping at Crown Reef Beach Resort and they just finished constructing a new water park! That's going to be one great summer vacation so do not forget to enter!

I am a member of the Purex Insider team and I will have a chance to win a gift card by sharing this promotion. The opinion/review is based on my own experience/opinion.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Repair Your Hair In The Comfort of Your Own Home

I have had major hair problems since I was a kid. From split-ends to losing hair and thinning hair. I have experienced them all. Now, my issue is having dry damaged hair. Some of my friends notice the ugly truth about my hair and they tell it to me openly. They actually said I look like a witch! What a very nice word to describe how I look! LOL! Now I try to do something about my crowning glory and the new Neutrogena Triple Repair System works for me perfectly.

Well, it may sound non-sense but I love the look and color combination of Neutrogena Triple Repair System. Most of the items I have in my bath are blue, and I have OCD, so that means everything I put in it should be blue in majority or white. Anyway, I also love that it has a flip-open bottom so I I won't have a hard time pushing when it's about to be empty.

When I tried the Triple Repair Shampoo, I didn't notice much difference with my current shampoo. Only that this one doesn't have a scent, that goes with the rest of the Triple Repair system. It could have been better to smell something fresh and clean. But anyway, as I said, I didn't notice much. I just know it won't cure my on and off dandruff issues.
I have been loyal to Pantene conditioner for awhile now but since I used Neutrogena's Triple Repair conditioner, I say I may be switching soon. I love conditioners that leave my hair extra soft after wash. You know that feeling when you don't need to use a comb, once your hair dries, you can just use your hands to comb it? That's what I feel about this Neutrogena Triple Repair conditioner it leaves my hair tangle-free and my frizzy hair tamed. I am certain that's a huge difference. The photo on the right is an"after" photo, I haven't combed my hair when I took that picture and it already looked like it was.
Excuse my gray hair but the reason I took a photo of it is to show you the effect of Neutrogena's Triple Repair Leave-On Treatment. If you're like me who have issues with falling hair and then having like a nest-thing on your head after a few months, then you'll probably know what I am talking about. LOL. The Leave-On Treatment, besides the conditioner, helped tame my hair. It usually looks dry and frizzy, like a bird would just land on my head and sleep there. With the leave-on, it looks a lot better. My husband also uses it to style his hair but I haven't asked him his opinion about it yet. For me, it's A-okay!
If you want to try the Triple Repair system, I think you'll find them at mass retailers and most stores. Now if you'd like to leave a comment, tell me what your favorite shampoo/conditioner/leave on is, if you ever use one. :)

I was given the products for free to review and was not compensated in any other way.
The review is based on my 100% honest opinion of the product/s.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ground Turkey Recipes

I was never a fan of turkey until I bumped into Jennie-O. They have other turkey products but Lean Ground Turkey is one of my favorite. It's because I know I can do a lot with ground meats. I can saute it, fry it, partner it with my pasta and even make my own burger patties! I used to prepare meals with ground pork or ground beef, but now I put turkey into consideration.
Now-a-days, you'd never know how your food was processed. For me, it is important to look at the packaging. With this Jennie-O Ground Turkey, three things caught my attention - Lean, All Natural and 7% Fat. The reason I prefer healthy options these days is not really for me, but for my daughter and husband. The 1.25 lbs. package you see costs not more than $6 at Target. Which is probably not cheaper than the other ground meats but at least I know that it is made from all natural ingredients. With it I was able to make 3 different viands good for 3 people.
When cooking with ground turkey, especially this lean one (they also have extra lean), remember that they do not have much fat and you should add more spices to get the taste you want.
Sautee garlic and onion. Add ground turkey and cook until the meat is done. Add a little broth. Add potato cubes (you can add carrots too) and raisins. Season with salt and pepper.

Ball-ganisa (Longanisa)
Mix altogether: ground turkey, garlic, a little sugar, salt and pepper . Shape into ball then fry. Better served with sunny-side up.
With the remaining ground turkey, I was also able to make spring rolls. I just mixed ground turkey with minced garlic and onion, salt and pepper and added tiny cubes of carrots. I was not able to take a photo though we still have some in the freezer. I will update this post if I remember taking some photo before eating them all up.
I cook without measurements, I just do estimates. I do not taste what I cook but I think I do things right because my husband loves them. Or maybe he is not telling the truth! LOL. If you have other ground turkey recipe, please share so I can try them too! :)
I was given the product/s mentioned above to review and was not compensated in any other way.
 Everything was based on my 100% honest opinion.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Deep Clean Your Hands!

Water Blossoms and Yellow Raspberry & Black Sugar
I seldom like a scent so much that I keep on using it. I usually go with the usual fresh linen like scents. I am particularly not a fan of sweet ones but this Dial Yellow Raspberry & Black Sugar caught my nose, yes, my nose not my eyes. LOL! I smelled it from the bottle, and thought, "Mmm.. Smells like something I know." And then I washed my hand, and again, and again, until I remembered that smell, gummi bears! I love gummi bears! It was my favorite snack rather, a candy, as a kid. This one now marks a special part in my heart because it reminded me of all the good things in my childhood years! Isn't it amazing? Anyway, so back to reviewing the product. My husband loved the Dial Yellow Raspberry & Black Sugar scent too, just so you know.  
For all those thrifty moms out there, I took a picture of how much soap is dispensed in a pump. For me it is important to know because I want to save in small ways like this. So there, I think it's right and enough to clean the hands and leave them soft and not dry. Also if you'll notice on the right photo, there's a small black dot on my finger, it's not dirt, it's a micro-scrub . They are not only dark colored, there's a lot of white scrubs you can't see because the camera can't take a closer focus on it. Tee-hee! These scrubs help give your hands a deep cleanse.
There is one more scent other than the two I presented, it's Coconut Lime Verbena. I wonder how it smells. Maybe citrusy or lemony. I am excited to try it after emptying the bottles, maybe after a week! :)
And now, I am giving one person a chance to win three (3) coupons for free Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap! So you can try all three scents or whichever will match with your kitchen or bathroom. ;) Just join using the Rafflecopter below:

I was given the product/s mentioned above to review. Dial also provided extra coupons to give away. Everything was based on my 100% honest opinion.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What to Serve Surprise Guests

I have a few friends who came over for a surprise visit. It was almost midnight and I didn't know what to serve them and their kids. I looked at the pantry and saw some Keebler cookies, then my problem was solved in an instant! For kids I just had to pair the chocolate chip cookies with milk, for adults, with coffee! :)
I have to say that these Keebler Simply Made chocolate chip cookies has a slight but recognizable taste compared to Chips Ahoy. First, it is less sweet and second it has a nutty aftertaste, like that of peanut butter. I don't really like peanut-buttered cookies so I didn't really like it at first bite. And then I finished one, and tried one again. Then I realized it gets more delicious everytime. I stopped at five pieces because if I continue, I won't have anything left for my guests. LOL.
In my observation, the kids really loved the cookies! I think my daughter will start putting this in the grocery cart! Haha! Now it's time for me.. rather, us, to try another Keebler cookie!

As a member of BzzAgent, I was given the opportunity try the product for free. I was not compensated in any other way and was not required to post a review of the product mentioned above. Everything was based on my 100% honest opinion.