Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Puregold Perks Payday Specials!

There are times that you get so lucky when you can get the best deal in the market. All you need is to be aware and also check you online connections where you can get the news from. 
Being a Puregold Perks member I was able to avail products which they feature normally on Sundays. From the last pay day special last March 20, 2016, the products on specials was 1 Anchor Full Cream Milk UHT 1L plus FREE 1 pack ng Oreo Premiere Vanilla 29.4g x 9
One Puregold Perks card can avail up to three deals with a minimum purchase of Php300. I did shop for some items just to get the specials. My total savings was Php201. It is like I bought a buy1-take1 deal of the perfect product brand.

When we reached home me and my daughter M decided whipped up a liter of milk and combining oreo cookies in it plus a cup of ice. 

This is the finished product made out of the brand special deals we got. 
Unlimited Oreo Milk Shake with crushed oreo cookies as toppings. Just perfect for another not so expensive, home made a refreshing drink. I'll be on the watch for another payday specials this coming Sunday, hopefully, it's another one of my favorite brands. 
Are you a member of Puregold Aling Puring or Perks card member you can avail promos such as this one. 

Lóreal Paris Smooth-Intense Anti-Frizz Mask

How do you love sample products? I love sample products because I get to use it before buying those full-size bottles in the market. It is like giving the product a test run and checking if it works for you nicely and perfectly.

From the recent #AdSummit2016 we got bags full of loots and this Lóreal Smooth Intense Anti-Frizz Mask was included in the bag. This is new to me so I am excited as always to use it. 
Sachets of New Lóreal Paris Smooth-Intense 1 minute anti-frizz mask sample packs come in a white with orange-gold color sachets. I got 6 that I know will last for quite some time. It offers deep nourishing for a sleek and manageable hairstyle.

Squeezed a fair amount onto my palm, the content color looks creamy white with gold dust in it. It smells sweet and fabulous. I rubbed the cream onto y palm and gently massage my towel dry hair after I took a shower. The mask cream absorbs quickly into the hair leaving no messy and sticky feel, plus I do love the gorgeous scent. 

This is what it looks like after applying it to my hair cleaning my hair with just my ordinary shampoo, no hair conditioner. (the photo was taken me in front of the window where there was natural light coming in).

Another angle where I turned my back from the window. 

Overall, I like the brand as my leave-on conditioner which can easily manage all throughout the day. My typical days are normally indoors so my hair is not that exposed to the air and sun pollution. I will consider in buying this product in addition to my current hair faves which I use regularly. 

Have you seen this product in the market, tried it already? Give me some thoughts about your experience. :)

'til next! 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Dunkin' Donut One-Day Dunkin' Sale

Dunkin’ Donuts One-Day Dunkin’ Sale last Saturday, March 19 was one of the good deals we got for the kids. We were waiting for the breakfast place inside SBFZ (Subic Bay Freeport Zone) to open we passed by the next store which was Dunkin’ Donuts. Good thing we did check the store because that day donuts and coffee was on promo in a set package for that day only.
The choices were:
  •          Set A for Php349 you can get 1 box of one for three (consists of 3 premium donuts +3 classic donuts + 3 cups of coffee (you can choose hot or cold)) and 1box of obsession collection (combination of 6 classic donuts and munchkins)
  •          Set B for Php349 you can get 1 box of three and a dozen of classic donuts
  •          Set C for Php349 you can get 2 boxes of obsession collection

For both sets, you can save between Php140- Php149.  We chose Set B and requested for Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee to go along with the other breakfast meal we intended to buy. We brought home the boxes of donuts for the kids to enjoy.

This how the products were presented to customers it was nifty and colorful as always, especially the One for Three boxes.
For peso saving from food or snack, you like to buy for yourself or for the kids this was one of the good deals we got. The donut lasted until yesterday for a Sunday afternoon snack.
Were you able to purchase from the Dunkin’ Donuts One-Day Dunkin Sale?

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Sour-Savory Goodness of the new AJI-SINIGANG® Cube

Sinigang Soup is a ‘must’ in most Pinoy households’ weekly menu. The whole family enjoys a bowl of warm and refreshing Sinigang dish in hot or cold weather conditions. It has been observed though that most people using sinigang mixes available in the market would need to add other savory and meaty seasonings i.e. pork cube and all-in-one seasonings to achieve the ideal sinigang taste, which is not just about sourness but savory taste as well.

The new Ajinomoto® Sinigang Cube is all that you will ever need to cook Sinigang with the preferred blend of sour-savory (asim-linamnam) taste. It is perfect in providing the balanced rich, savory deliciousness and appetizing sourness to any sinigang dish. Each cube is “ZoopSiksik™” because it is packed with the right level of tamarind sourness and savory taste from meaty extracts.

AJI-SINIGANG® Cube is available in single 13g pillow pack cube for P5.00 and 8 pieces of 13g packed in re-sealable stand-up pouch for P38.00.


2      pieces  AJI-SINIGANG® Cube
½      kilo      Pork liempo, Sinigang cut
90     grams  Tomato, quartered
30     grams  Onion, quartered
1 ½   liter      Water
90     grams  Gabi
80 grams Labanos,sliced diagonally
45     grams  String beans, cut into 1 ½”
90     grams  Kangkong
1       piece   Green chili

  1. BOIL pork in water for 40-50 minutes until tender.
  1. SIMMER. Add gabi and simmer for 6 minutes.
  1. SEASON AND SIMMER. Add AJI-SINIGANG® Cubes and other vegetables. Simmer for 5 minutes until cooked.

Makes 4-6 servings

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs®, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Sinigang Cube and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Beauty and Fragrance Online Shopping at Lazada

Summer definitely kicked-in this month of March, we have been experiencing summer heat and it is just starting. A way to beat summer heat is to keep your skin hydrated and cleanse all the time. 
I love taking long baths especially on weekends and also at night before I retire myself for the the day. Using my favorite brand of soap and also face moisturizer at night I feel recharged. 

I made another Lazada online shopping to replenish some of my face and body brands, and also this time I included a scent for him to use. :)

I ordered two Pond's white beauty for acne-prone skin translucent pinkish white spotless, non-oily day cream, each tube costs P140.00. 
I have been using Pond's for years now and I must say this brand really suits my skin.
I also got boxes of Belo kojic acid and tranexamic soap. 
Two boxes of best value 2-piece pack cost P109.75, I did save some peso with this purchase.
You can check out my previous review about this soap here . I included this new new added variant of Belo kojic, it the Belo exfoliating with lemon scrubs for P64.75. Because it is the newest variant I am excited to try this one and see for myself how effective the exfoliating scrub on my skin. 

I am not that into having my skin whiten, nor I am not obsess with having a mestiza skin. I love this brand because of the cleansing factor it gives my skin after every bath. I also love the refreshing scent, although it is a bit expensive that the regular bath soaps you can see in the market. 

And, my third brand I got from this batch of order was the Aspen by Coty Eau de Cologne 118ml bottle. 
This scent brings back a lot of good memories from my high school til college life, I love this .scent so much I am surprised that it still sells in the market and now online. This scent sells 52% off the market price which is a total deal in getting a bottle. Some of you or most of you are aware of this scent which for me and other online reviews resembles the scent of Davidoff Cool Water. 

***photo by walmart.com 

My purchase for this order costs me P1043.25 with free shipping. It is like shopping in the mall with the convenience of having it delivered at your step. Also, my purchase payment was made thru Paypal from my online earnings, so it's like buying items for free (my famous and favorite line... haha). I am satisfied with this batch of orders I made at Lazada and I have some items on my cart on queue for purchase. 

Are you fond of online shopping and what is your favorite product to buy? Share some thoughts over at the comment section below. :) 

'til next. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sweet Bites of Goldilocks Cinnamon Bites

I love the taste of cinnamon in all the food varieties where it can be added. 
The taste and flavor of cinnamon is quite pleasant which is I like the most. Cinnamon rolls and even other pastry dishes that can be paired with tea or coffee makes every afternoon a delightful one. 
This afternoon I will be giving a peek of this delicious bag of treat, it's Goldilocks cinnamon bites.
This goodie was included in the loot bag from the #AdSummit2016 #ComeOutAndPlay which is on-going right now at Subic Bay Convention Center. It was one of the many items in the bag that was distributed last night. 

The resealable plastic bag of Goldilocks cinnamon bites contains 55 grams of delicious bites. The container has a clear window part where you can see the contents inside. 
Ingredients consist of wheat flour, water, sugar, salt, baking powder, vegetable oil, coconut oil, cinnamon powder, yeast, malt extract and potassium sorbate (preservative).
Each bag sells for P35.00 according to Goldilocks FB page. 

This is how each bite looks like, it has sugar coated, crispy outside and soft inside when you bite. I find it too sweet because of the amount of sugar coated that's why I paired it with black coffee instead. The smell of coconut is very evident too, it overpowered the cinnamon. 
With the content of 55 grams you cannot finish it in one sitting, good thing it's resealable! 
 I shared half of it with my son and he liked it, though it was sweet. 
Have you tried this Goldilocks cinnamon bites, did you like it?

Thanks for stopping by bits-en-pieces. :)


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Piko or Hopscotch

When I was a little girl I used to go outside of the house and play with the kids in the neighborhood. One of my fondest memories when I mastered the game of hopscotch or piko as we call it in Tagalog here in the Philippines.
I will pick up a rock and drew the lines for piko in the street side near our house. Back then everything was big and enjoyable. 
It was our only means of play since gadgets and other tv shows were not available, well I am talking about 35 years ago haha.

Piko was one of our fondest game alongside some of the traditional games like  Patintero, Taguan (hide and seek), Chinese garter,  Langit lupa (heaven and earth), Teks, Tinikling, Tumbang Preso, Palusebo, Tsato and many more. 
I am proud that I was able to play most of the traditional games that are now memories of the past?

This is a photo of my daughter around 4 years ago when I introduced Piko to her. I used a piece of charcoal and drew her a Piko structure and taught her how it was played. This is more fun to play when you are on the street, but in our case our street is a busy one and it would be not safe for her. I took some pictures of her playing Piko that she can recall later on and when she needs to show it to her kids later on. She was around the same age as mine when I played this game and I am seeing myself in her. 
I hope we as parents won't forget this kind of games we used to play during our childhood and we can share it to our kids... while they are still kids. 
It is no doubt that technology is replacing the traditional games but it is on us parents how they will be known. 
How about you, what was your fondest childhood games you played? Any memories you can share?

Thanks for stopping by bits en pieces of being me as a child now a Mom. :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wendy's Meal Deal from Metrodeal.com

Foodie date with my kids is one of our bonding time together. Since they are easy to manage kids when it comes to lunch, snack and dinner I don't find looking for restos inside the mall that will cater they hungry tummy. 
Metrodeal.com always offer food deal in some of our favorite fast food chains or even to restaurants in the City.
One of my personal deals I always purchase with Metrodeal is their Wendy's burger deals. 
My recent purchase was this 2 Wendy's Bourbon BBQnator Burger Combos with Natural Cut Fries and 16 oz. Drinks for P249 instead of P398, which can be availed in 39 branches nationwide. The highlight of the deal was 
  • Taste the newest toast of the town, Wendy's Bourbon BBQnator Combo for 2 with Wendy's Signature 16oz. Iced Tea and Natural Cut Fries
  • Made with 100% pure beef patty, all juicy and tasty on every bite
  • Your Baconator BBQ sauce made even more special with Jim Beam Bourbon
  • Topped with crunchy shoestring potatoes, sweet caramelized onions, and a slice of American cheese
  • Made with the freshest and finest ingredients to satisfy your cravings for a mouthwatering burger 
  • Available at 39 branches nationwide .
The nearest Wendy's in my location is Wendy's Harbor Point mall. 

I purchased two for vouchers for Php450.00 which serves 4. I made payments via Paypal service with no additional charges. As you all know my Paypal funds comes from online jobs/ tasks I have been working for the past years and it really serves a lot of savings in my part. 
Since this was not the first transaction I made with Metrodeal in purchasing food deals, I am aware of the process and also the staff at Wendy's Harbor Point knows me already.... some additional points there as a frequent customer. :)

Once, you purchased the voucher and made payments online or thru bank deposits as indicated. You will be receiving an email instructions on how to avail the voucher. Print out of the voucher is needed for you to present it at the desired store branch. 
No additional payment required. 
The upside of this deal is you can give this voucher to friends and family as a gift, which I have been doing too. I just need to note at the back of the printed copy my name, contact number and signature for the staff of the store to verify the name in their master list. And, that's it!

Wendy's Bourbon BBQnator Burger Combos with Natural Cut Fries

I like burgers and this one did not pass with my standards. The burger patty is dry and the taste is bland. The sandwich is a bit small that the usual Baconator burger of Wendy's also the burger was served cold. I think they made batch of this hours ago and bad timing for us that we did not get the fresh made burgers. The bacon inside the burger can't be recognized because of the small portioning. The fries and drinks was ok, nothing special for me to take note off. If you will buy this on ala carte of off-the deal, it is not worth your money.  

Still, if there will be food deals at Metrodeal.com I will still purchase because basically I will be getting it for FREE. :)