Mommy and LifeStyle blog By: EINz

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Be a Safe, Secure Shopper and Score Great Deals Online!

Shopping is long considered a therapy for most people, not just exclusive for women. The brain releases stress and replaces it with "happy hormones". You need it once in a while 😉.

However, the unpredictable movement of the economy oftentimes tapers our shopping sprees and we inclined to do pencil-pushing more to save money.

This is a long-running situation. Prices increase. Cost of goods increase. Business owners with physical stores are hit the most as they juggle their overhead and are forced to either cost-cut or just charge more.

For one, selecting what you want is substantially easier. You can do it anywhere as long as you have an internet access. It's not also rocket science to know that is much cheaper than going out and buying in the mall.





Obviously, the online shopping industry continues to grow. I have long been taking advantage of conveniently shopping with my trusted e-commerce sites, making me save money with online deals.

Here's the top reasons why I mostly prefer and enjoy shopping online:
  • Saves precious time.
  • You can shop any time of the day.
  • You don't need to pay for gas and parking.
  • Have more options.
  • Can easily compare prices.
  • Can use coupons or cashback.
  • Can get exclusive discount offers.
The convenience is the biggest perk! Online shopping has gained its popularity and offered us a great alternative. Making purchases right at your fingertips and have it conveniently delivered was such a relief.

It's understandable that there still people who remain doubtful, and hasn't fully embraced the idea of shopping online. I think starting off with identifying your safest payment option can help.

Also, keep in mind the following safety security precautions to be a safe and secure shopper:

10 Ways to Stay Safe when Shopping Online:

  1. Trust your gut.
  2. Be extra careful when you're in mobile device.
  3. Don't use public wi-fi to shop.
  4. Check your credit card statement frequently.
  5. Use a virtual credit card number.
  6. Change your passwords regularly.
  7. Look for HTTPS in the URL rather than HTTP.
  8. Don't click on links in emails!
  9. Check the company's privacy policy.
  10. Update your browser.

To fully enjoy the convenience of technology, we have to learn and carefully understand how it actually works to debunk all those online shopping misconceptions.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Create Timeless design Invitations with Paperless Post

How do you go paperless?

As much as possible, I opt to receive our monthly utility and credit card bills via email.  I scan or took photos of important docs as I am enjoying the convenience of going paperless and organize my digitized files by naming it correctly and putting it on a specified folder.

As for event invitation, I  prefer to receive or send digital version of card invites rather than physical copy. I'm a fan of a more relaxed and organized way of online communication as it saves time due to less effort.

Today, I tried creating a sample of birthday invitation using Paperless Post. Since I am the last fam member to celebrate my birth date, I created sample cards for my upcoming birthday on November. I had fun choosing designs and actually came up with 10 favorites before I finalized my choice.




Paperless Post, is a company that designs customizable online stationery, to show that communication can be personal and well-designed regardless of the medium. It  has partnered with several world-famous designers and lifestyle brands, including kate spade new york, Oscar de la Renta, Jonathan Adler, and Rifle Paper Co., and has delivered over 85 million cards to date. 

It is free if sent without any premium options. You can choose to create from birthday, wedding, Parties, Professional, Announcement, Thank You cards to Holidays, Religious Invitations and so much more!

Make it personal by uploading your favorite photo, choose your typeface and type color and write a custom message. You can choose envelope liner, front card back drop, stamp & post mark and it comes with a reply card and event page where guests can go to get in touch with you and view updated event details and share party photos. You can also follow up with your guests: request RSVPs, schedule an event reminder and send message.

If you want to have Premium design options like envelope liners and card inserts, you can buy coins to upgrade your choice. The Coin price per recipient is based on the design, and Coin packages can be purchased when you are ready to send.

You can browse thousands of selection from free invitations and free cards if decided not to go premium. You can still make it more personalized as you have the option to  upload your own design suite. 

I like the feature where you can get  directions from google map on event location, and the guests' option to add to calendar, and can send a free test  to check how it looks like when sent.

I'm hooked from lovely templates and can't get enough on cute designs and classic stationeries. Here's my second fun creation using my old photo:


Oh, how I love to start a digital scrapbook of my favorite quotes with this... I'm sure to enjoy more when it's time  to create for my kids' birthday invitation from its wide selection of beautifully designed artwork. 😉

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Join the first ever Virtual #BabyMarathon!

Pampers, Lazada, and Hundreds of Babies in Southeast Asia to
Co-Create Record-Breaking Video for Super Brand Day!

A 42-minute virtual #babymarathon and exclusive product offers await shoppers on Super Brand Day on August 29!

The Asian Games are here, bringing with them a flurry of excitement to fans all over the continent! But while we expect the best athletes to show up, we keep overlooking the most skilled players - our babies.

It’s no secret that babies are unstoppable at play. In fact, they can run the equivalent of a marathon in a week! The only thing hampering their fun: wet, lawlaw diapers.

To showcase our babies’ prowess, Southeast Asia’s biggest e-commerce portal Lazada and the world’s top selling diaper brand Pampers, are joining hands to produce the first-ever virtual #babymarathon.

This one-of-a-kind feat is part of the Pampers x Lazada Super Brand Day, which will take place on August 29. For one day only, Super Brand Day allows consumers to discover the best of what a brand offers, which includes exclusive gifts, limited offers and even offline experiences.


Be Part of the Record-Breaking #babymarathon

The 42-minute #babymarathon video montage, which will be aired on August 29, will feature hundreds of babies and toddlers in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore, all “running” in a relay race. In the final video, parents may even find their children racing alongside Seve, son of Filipino celebrity and Pampers ambassador Toni Gonzaga.

Ready, get set, go!

All diapering babies aged 5 months and above are welcome to join Lazada and Pampers in creating this one-of-a-kind record! The virtual #babymarathon featuring the little athletes who joined across Southeast Asia will be aired on Lazada on Super Brand Day on 29 August.

You can join the fun in two ways –

Take a video of your baby walking, playing or running about in their Pampers diaper and post it using this link, with the hastags #babymarathon and #PampersxLazadaPH

    You can also join our professional crew at Gymboree Greenbelt 5 on August 27, 2018, to film your little one in action during the #babymarathon celebration. Register in advance at this link.

Not all videos can be featured in the 42-minute video montage. But the most liked videos will win a cash prize of PHP30,000 or 6-month supply of Pampers diapers.

Join a marathon of Pampers Deals on Lazada

To help babies enjoy their weekly marathons free from wetness and the discomfort of lawlaw diapers, Pampers has put together a series of exclusive offers on 29th August 2018:

Starting from 12am midnight, there are promotion offers up to 35% off on Pampers Baby Dry Newborn Diapers and PHP100 discount vouchers for minimum PHP3000 purchases, which are limited to a 1000 units only.

Lazada’s Group Chief Business Officer Robin Mah said: “We are proud to be partnering with Pampers, one of the world’s leading diapers brands for Super Brand Day to showcase the unstoppable energy of babies while offering moms exclusive offers and delight. It is also a chance to spotlight their babies through fun experiences.”

Akhil Meshram, Pampers Philippines Brand Manager said: “Pampers recognizes that one of mom and baby’s biggest frustration are sagging diapers, and how this can affect babies’ ability to move and learn from their surroundings. The #babymarathon is part of our My Baby Can Do That Campaign, where we hope to show how babies can do nakaka-WOW and amazing things when they have the freedom to move, especially in a less lawlaw diaper. Lazada, given its massive footprint across Southeast Asia is the ideal platform to amplify our efforts.”


For more information on Super Brand Day, visit Lazada.com.ph and its social media pages.


For more information on Pampers, visit Pampers.ph and its social media pages.


About Lazada Group
Launched in 2012, Lazada is the number-one online shopping and selling destination in Southeast Asia –present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As the pioneer of the eCommerce ecosystem in Southeast Asia, Lazada has 155,000 sellers and 3,000 brands serving 560 million consumers in the region through its marketplace platform, supported by a wide range of tailored marketing, data, and service solutions. With 300 million SKUs available, Lazada offers the widest range of products in categories from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion, sports equipment and groceries.

Focused on delivering an excellent customer experience, it offers multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, comprehensive customer care and hassle-free returns through its own first and last mile delivery arm supported by approximately 100 logistics partners. Lazada Group is majority owned by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA).

About Pampers®
For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers and pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development. Visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, and find ideas and information to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Create A Life Time Memories with Storybook.ph

Taking photos is the best way to preserve memories, right?

As for me, I've been into scrapbooking and those precious photos serve as one of my priceless possessions. Collecting photos can bring back the joy from the past travel, experiences, and milestones.

Taking photos has been so much easier with today's smart phones and cameras. I'm no longer into scrapbooking but switched to creating photobooks instead. I remember I had my very first photobook ordered from 9 years ago. Back then, I just send all the photos I want for layout and then they emailed back the preview for approval.

Fast forward today, we have a total of 13 photobooks already and our new addition came from Storybook.ph that I received 3 days ago.


I have been creating photobooks for our family memorabilia for the past years and yet still have 10,000+ photos stored in my phone memory, hah! I actually have a pending photo project to do, simply because turning memorable photos into lasting books is how I make sure that we never lose those precious photographs.


This one is the Classic  11 x 8.5 inches Landscape Hard cover image wrap (40 pages) photobook which cost ₱995. I was able to squeeze in our 2 summer getaway within this book! This book contains 115 shots of our travel photos plus the fun of creating personalized notes and quotes to remember.


The price of Classic Landscape photobooks starts at 624 for 20 pages. You can choose from 20 to 120 pages whichever suit your needs. They offer FREE shipping for orders 999 above.

Creating a photobook is super easy, just create an account, and choose from the ff. sizes:

Classic Landscape
Hardcover Imagewrap Landscape Photobook 11x8.5in 

Classic Portrait
Hardcover Imagewrap Portrait Photobook 8.5 x 11in 

Classic Square
Hardcover Imagewrap Square Photobook 8in x 8in

Soft Cover Medium
Medium Landscape Softcover Photobook 21x15 cm (8.27 x 5.90in)


After choosing the number of pages for the book size, you can start by adding photos to include. The site is easy to use and navigate. Themes, clip art, background and layout templates are available, and you can add your own text for a more personalized and customized creation. Once done, click 'order' and proceed to checkout. Next step is to enter your shipping information and choose Paypal or BDO bank deposit. If you choose to pay thru bank, just transfer or deposit  the amount to  Gutenberg Print Pack Solutions' BDO account# indicated. And then, email the transfer or deposit slip with your order number and wait for the confirmation email, and that's it! 

You can count on Storybook.PH if you're making a travel book, a baby book, or a photobook about anything that matters to you.


I have yet to try their unique prints on wood  or the Canvas wall art photo, but that's definitely my next project in line. I originally plan to have a  'cross-stitch' family portrait but I don't think that I can ever have the time to start one. So, this wood print or canvas art is more doable and closer to reality! 😉 

I can see my old self  browsing pages of photobooks when all that's left  is to reminisce. FB becomes my online photo album but nothing beats having a lasting prints of memorable photos ~ as a meaningful way to celebrate and hold on to life time memories. 💕

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Review: Cherokee Women's Hi Cut Underwear

I was lucky to take part of this product review from 'Always Fashionable Review Program' that offers a brand name designer apparel using a coupon code to purchase the item on Amazon.

Always Fashionable, is one of the largest manufacturers for women's lingerie, sleepwear, men's, boys and girls basics apparel. Their licensed brands include BCBG, Undies.com, Cherokee, Layer 8 and Much more.

This month's brand name product feature for checkout is the Cherokee Women's 6 piece Ladies Cotton Stretch Hi Cut Underwear. This item was delivered on my Shipping Cart US Address and was shipped here after a week.


Upon carefully checking the size chart, I ordered Size -S based on my 29-inch waistline, and it fits perfectly!

95% Cotton, 5% Spandex... how's that?!
I can easily tell that this one's a premium brand as it truly speaks superb comfort, ultra-soft and right snug fit. What I like most on Hi Cut undies is that it gives me the support to tucked in my muffin top and it provides full front and rear coverage.

Oh well, the experience to level up to a premium brand is what every woman's secret desire for a well deserved luxury... can you agree? 💕 😍

Anyway, here’s more to love with the Cherokee Stretch Hi Cut Underwear: 

✅ Made with lightweight cotton and flexible spandex.


✅ Available in 6 fashionable, striking designs and color patterns.

✅ Comes with an ultra-soft waistband that gives maximum comfort.

✅ Get-real comfortable as this hi cut underwear come tag- free.

✅ Its no ride up legs gives you effortless movement.

✅ Machine washable without running color or excessive shrinking.

Now, that I've tried Cherokee's intimate apparel, I'm pretty 
sure that  trying out Cherokee's Fashion Style can also deliver the true meaning and feels of  the hashtag #CherokeeFeelsGood

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Glass Skin Trend Story x Althea Angel Journey

My love for K-beauty products started 6 years ago! I was a big fan of Sandara Park's clear skin and youthful glow and so I am hooked using her fronted Brand, Etude House. I never get to post a review on each product that I bought, but I remember trying  different variant of BB cream until I found my perfect match: The Wrinkle Reduce Royal BB Cream, I have a normal skin type and have simple skin care routine that is - wash and moisturize. For that, I used Baking Powder Deep Cleansing Foam and Moistfull Collagen Emulsion or Essence, still from Etude House.

Until I got obsessed with the "Clear Skin Trend" and discover Althea's Bare Essentials that promises achieving crystal clear skin that glows. Oh wow! So, last summer I dared to switched my trusted products  to nail that  flawless glass skin effect.

Althea's Bare Essentials Trio was a good match for someone like me who prefers simplified skin care regimen. I am amazed and loving the results! I have been using these for  four months already and  I can say that joining the K-beauty wagon was a smart choice. More so, as I am now part of Althea's Beauty Ambassador Community and now discovering  more beneficial products to try.


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"K-beauty's concept of skincare is putting skin's hydration at the top of the list for great complexion. Glass skin is essentially an upgraded version of hydrating the skin, giving it lots of moisture from the inside out for even, pore less, translucent skin that radiates with a youthful glow."

April  and  July 2018 with Althea's Bare Essentials plus Etude's BB Cream
My beautiful journey as Althea Angel started with a welcome gift and two new products to try in collaboration with Korea's No.1 Beauty Show, Get it Beauty (yep, with the show's K-pop icon Sandara Park).



These Real Fresh Skin Detoxer  is a morning and night beauty recipe in just 10 sec.


Rose: Refining~ contains real premium may rose petals that smooths away roughness and gives the skin a radiant glow, and

Green Tea: Purifying~ contains young Green Tea Leaves From pristine Jeju island plantations that relieves the sensitive skin and purifies the skin to have a healthy boost. 




Yep, I'm lucky to be part of this community and be blessed with various amazing perks, shopping credits, and lots of exclusive freebies with a mission to celebrate beauty and share effective products for K-Beauty Junkies. 

I really hope you can join me in this beautiful journey, so Stay tuned!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Important Components of a Consulting Agreement

As of this point, I can say that I am now fully enjoying the benefits and reaping the rewards of my entrepreneurship journey. It's like having a full control over my capabilities and flexibility of having my own time. I can say that my priorities as a mother blends well with how I plan to spend my day so I can fully monitor the kids while we earn from a business.

A business requires continuous learning and innovation. It is important to develop a strategic and financial plan to keep it running smooth. As for dealing with clients for a project, it is required to  always have a binding legal agreement to discuss the scope of work and detailed services.

Based from my own experience, as a freelance and a business owner; relying on a handshake or verbal agreement can cause misinterpretation of how the work needs to be done or any other additional requirement.


As we cannot always based on  a 'gut feel' decisions, it is best to learn on how to write a Consulting Contract for a full knowledge from both parties on agreeable terms and conditions. Remember not to put yourself and your business at risk by being clear on job details in a contract.

It is advised to Create a consulting contract first, to save yourself from annoying demands and possible problem from change of client's request.

Here's the following important  Components of every Consulting Agreement:

  1. List of involved parties
  2. Listing of services to be provided
  3. Listing of required contributions by the client
  4. Compensation and payment details
  5. Timeline details
  6. Termination details
  7. Ownership of materials
  8. Proprietary information and use of materials
  9. Terms for additional services
  10. Limitation of liability
  11. Handling of disputes
  12. Communication details
  13. "No Guarantee"
  14. "Entire Agreement"
  15. "Severability"
  16. "Headings"
  17. "Interpretation & Enforcement"
  18. Signatures of involved parties
Thankfully in most cases, clients discuss the full scope of work, deadline and  payment terms and make sure to clarify certain points before proceeding. But we cannot really control some possible changes of work demands that can usually happen during mid-work on a project, that is why a consulting agreement serves as a protection for both parties for any additional cost that can come up.

If needed, both parties can amend the original agreement if unavoidable demands arises. Running a small business or having a freelance gig has its own challenges compared from being a full-time employee but rest assured that we can all get the resources we need readily available online. I personally learn business concerns from online resource that is why I am committed to share important things that I learn from start-ups and big businesses as well.

The key is continuous learning and sometimes relying on templates from business structures to get the work done in a breeze. Such a good resource is a downloadable Optimal Consulting Agreement Templates that we can modify according to our own terms and specs. Also, learning the business ropes by seeking professional help can drastically lessen the burden and cost in a long run, agree?

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