30 August 2013

Red China by Super Bowl

As you all know, my family and I are always on a search for a new restaurant to try out. I would absolutely say that Chinese cuisine is on the top of our list! I have noticed that Pinoys have this special inclination towards Chinese food. There's just something about Chinese food that completes our special occasions or gatherings. It's probably because of the richness of the dishes or just because. :) 

Just this month, the owner of one of the most popular Chinese restaurants here in the Philippines, Super Bowl of China, has came up with a new Chinese restaurant for people from the North to try out! Red China by Super Bowl is not your ordinary Chinese resto for it does not offer Chinese dishes from the different regions of China, but Chinese cuisine from the East Asia and South East Asian Region.

28 August 2013

Swish Mouthwash and Breath Spray Review

Every single day, we encounter different people from all walks of life. And, it is very rare that we do not engage in conversations with anyone for a day. Personally, I cannot last an hour without talking. While it is nice to engage in such conversations, I think it is important that we always maintain a fresh and pleasant-smelling breath. We owe it to the person we are talking to. :p

An instant way to achieve fresh breath, aside from regularly brushing out teeth, is through using mouthwashes. Honestly, I never liked mouthwashes cause they sting. I always end up spitting it after three to five seconds which is such a waste and would probably be not enough to do the job. But anyway, I gave Swish a try to see if it has the sting that other mouthwashes have. 

Swish, an oral care brand of Innovitelle, offers alcohol-free mouthwashes and breath sprays that are healthy and safe to use by anyone. Their products have Surefresh Technology that kills bad breath causing bacteria, prevents plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease. The use of their products will effectively and safely give you long-lasting minty fresh breath.

Swish Mouthwash is available in 5 variants to match your preference:

  • Gentle Mint—Icy Choco Mint (freshness of mint with the goodness of chocolate flavor without the guilt in a sugar-free formulation) 
  • Mild Mint—Mangosteen Mint (minty treat with the right touch of fruit blended in)
  • Strong Mint—Peppermint Fresh (right minty fresh feeling for an awesome cooling sensation)
  • Super Strong Mint—Cinnamon Blast (mix of mint with the perfect blend of cinnamon flavor)
  • Intensely Strong Mint—Arctic Chill (right blend of cool and minty with that extra kick of freshness)

Swish Mangosteen Mint Mouthwash (SRP - P75.00)

It is recommended to use the 20ml of Swish Mouthwash twice a day and gargle for 30 seconds to achieve best results. I tried the recommended dosage for the Swish Mouthwash and it was definitely tolerable. While I did not last 30 seconds gargling the mouthwash cause there's a little bit of sting (after all it's a mouthwash!), I was able to endure at least 15 to 20 seconds of gargling. At first, it tasted fruity then the cool mint taste comes after. I definitely have to try the Icy Choco Mint variant!

What I love about this mouthwash is that it is ready to use, unlike other mouthwashes that needs to be mixed with water. This comes too in several sizes to fit your needs (or your bag). The Mangosteen Mint variant has a minty taste which is just enough and not too strong. It is also safe to use everyday cause it's alcohol free!

Swish Arctic Chill Breath Spray (SRP - P105.00)

On the other hand, Swish Breath Spray is a convenient means of giving you an instant fresh breath. By spraying one or two pumps in your mouth, germs and bacteria in the mouth are quickly killed to eliminate bad breath caused by eating, drinking and smoking. It is alcohol free and sugar free, hence, it is also safe to use anytime. This one comes in Arctic Chill and Peppermint Fresh Variants. It is very economical since a bottle can last up to 100 sprays!

See how this conveniently fits my pocket? :)

I was quite skeptical in using the Swish Breath Spray cause the variants were the ones with strong mint flavors. But I was quite surprised when I actually tried it, it does not sting at all. It tastes minty, but definitely not too strong. Any yes, my breath was instantly improved by using the Swish Breath Spray. I recommend this one to people who smoke. 

This year, Swish will be having several Say Swish booths deployed in leading supermarkets and drug stores nationwide where customers can sample the different variants of Swish with different minty levels for free at the Say Swish booths. With this, you could find the right Swish variant for you! You can also bring home freebies such as a free photo from our booth and other premium items when you purchase any Swish product. Swish products are available in supermarkets, drugstores and convenience stores nationwide.

For more information about Swish and their products, visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SwishPhilippines

XO, Mish

23 August 2013

Save Money on Your Next Shopping Trip

Shopping trips can either be a success or a disaster, that is, you get to spend less than what you actually intended. Whether you are saving up money or not, taking measures to ensure that you spend less on each shopping trip will always be beneficial to you.  For one, you get to save some money for other necessaries. And, you’ll have enough to shed out in case of emergencies, especially during this typhoon season. Anyway, I have come up with a list of things you have to keep in mind before and during your shopping trip:

Photo from http://www.fashionlady.in

1. Make a list
It is important that you know what you need. Do you need milk and eggs or a new pair of stockings? Be specific. By this, you get to lessen your spending and you won’t be able to purchase things which are not so necessary (or your wants) that would only clutter up your homes.

2. Use coupons
Lots of people are missing out on the discounts they could get by failing to use coupons. There are tons of coupons for food, groceries, and other necessities that are hiding in the newspapers or are available online. There are even discount vouchers for clothes, shoes and accessories and restaurant coupons such as Wendy’s coupon to help you save up on your dining trips. I am not saying that you go crazy couponing. But if you are given an opportunity to use one or two, go grab it! 

3. Fill yourself up before heading out
This will definitely save you lots of money! When you go grocery shopping and you see all the delectable food in the aisles, you have this tendency to grab a snack afterwards. Be sure to eat ahead so you avoid this kind of unnecessary expense. 

4. Avoid temptations 
If you know that beauty products entice you, please avoid that section already. Or if you have to literally close your eyes, please do so cause you’ll still end up buying one (or lots) of unnecessary products even if they’re not on your list, just because of that temptation that you deliberately failed to avoid. 

Photo from http://www.riversidemarket.net

Although I still believe that we have to reward ourselves every now and then, avoidable and unnecessary expenses should not be incurred every time we have to go on a shopping trip. In times like this, it is essential that we spend only on things that we actually and really need. I hope this list would help you out save and spend less. Happy shopping! :)

XO, Mish

20 August 2013

Feel Fresh All Day with pH Care Feminine Wipes

It's hard to maintain a fresh feeling all day especially when you're out. I seriously don't know how other people do it. A few minutes after stepping out of the house, I immediately feel haggard and icky. And I have to endure that feeling the entire day since my classes are usually at night! Good thing I could freshen up my face and body with baby powder and mild cologne or a splash of water on my face. :)

However, there are some areas of our body that needs freshening up more often and I am talking about our intimate area. While there are tissues available in some washrooms, they are not enough to keep us feeling fresh down there all day. And besides, it is not convenient to wash our intimate area every time we pee. 

Good thing there are feminine wipes that can help us effortlessly freshen up our intimate area anytime and anywhere! These wipes are easy to use and do not leave fibers unlike regular tissues. ph Care Feminine Wipes are hypoallergenic, clinically tested, and alcohol free. They are also pH balanced to match the pH level of our intimate area. Hence, these wipes are safe for use everyday and whenever you need it. 

The Cool Wind variant of pH Care Feminine Wipes has ActiveCool for that extra cool freshness with every use. If you have tried the Cool Wind variant of pH Care Feminine Wash, this one has a similar refreshing and cool effect! They conveniently come in a pack of 10s which is just the right amount to maintain its moisture as they tend to dry up after some time. Plus, this one fits my makeup bag just right!

In my opinion, pH Care Feminine Wipes are very convenient to use especially that most of the washrooms in my school and even at malls do not have tissues available. And there is definitely a fresher feeling down there right after using as compared to when using just tissue alone. My intimate area feels cleaner especially on the days when I have to stay outside the whole day. The cloth has enough moisture and is very soft. It has also the right size to cover the entire area. And for only P40 per pack, this is definitely a cheap way to maintain a clean and fresh intimate area!

pH Care Feminine Wipes are manufactured by Unilab (who also brought to us Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub) and available at supermarkets, drugstores and beauty outlets nationwide. :)

XO, Mish

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13 August 2013

Shoe Haul!

Have I told you guys that I only started wearing flats regularly when I was already in law school? I used to wear flip flops all the time! Even to school. :|:) It's a good thing that my generous blog partners sent me these flats and booties so I could add more to my small shoe collection. Thank you so much!

Would you believe that these shoes were on sale for only $29 at Romwe when I got them? This pair is perfect for the rainy weather. Although I don't think this would be good enough for the floods in Manila. :p