Admit it or not, everyone, moms especially, are concerned about aging. Whenever my mommy friends and I get together our train of conversation will start with the kids, husband, a little bit of work, hobbies and end with fashion and beauty tips. As a mom who is over 30 hahaha, bakit over 30 naman talaga ako?:-), I make an extra effort to keep myself younger looking. It’s not because I’m not comfortable with aging, but it’s primarily because it perks my mood when I look pretty (walang kokontra;-)) and youthful. And God knows we need the energy of youth when we are juggling motherhood and work:-)
According to scientific studies done by Olay, one of the world’s most trusted skin care brands, as we age the Skin Cell Energy in our skin declines leading to dullness, fatigue and aging.
Skin Cell Energy is the cell responsible for producing and maintaining radiance, firmness and hydration. The decrease of Skin Cell Energy affects skin’s ability to fight signs of skin ageing and its ability to absorb anti-ageing treatments.
It is with this revolutionary finding that Olay proudly announces another product breakthrough – the new Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence. It is designed to boost the penetration of anti-aging actives of our moisturizer to increase skin cell metabolism and renewal for stunning, youthful skin that looks up to 10 years younger.
The Olay Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence promises:
- To boost cell energy by 35% to strengthen skin’s inherent young power
- To trigger self-collagen production for bouncy, younger looking skin
- To renew a million surface cells to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, pores and firms the skin
And because Olay Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence boosts penetration of anti-aging actives of our moisturizer, it is best paired with the award-winning Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream.
Together, the two products form the new #MiracleDuo to give us:
- 2X key active penetration into epidermis;
- Skin that looks up to 10 years younger.
Olay recommends using #MiracleDuo after cleansing and toning, twice a day: once in the morning after bath and before bedtime for best results.
My next beauty discovery contribution in my next lunch with my mommy friends – #MiracleDuo. Can’t wait to finish up the bottle and look 10 years younger! Happiness!
You can get your New Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence (SRP: Php1399) exclusively at Lazada.com.ph/Olay starting May 2015. Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream (SRP: Php1499) is available in Lazada, leading drugstores, department stores, and supermarkets.
Disclosure: Thanks to Olay Philippines for sponsoring this post and for providing me the #MiracleDuo. Although this post is sponsored, opinions expressed here remains to be my own.
Initially when I thought about what insight I can give my kids about the recently concluded fight, I was tempted to say that hugging is always better than fighting because huggers win in the end. Or maybe when they are in a fight and outweighed, the best game plan is to run. But really there is much for the kids and everyone for that matter to learn from the Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight of the Century. Note: I am not a boxing analyst, this is purely from a layman’s, Proud to be Pinoy, Pacquiao fan point of view;-)
1. Fight with all your heart so even when you lose you still win.
Manny fought with all his heart and you can see the passion and determination in his moves as he ran after the much taller and longer in reach, Mayweather. Mayweather may have won* but you can see that everyone even Mayweather’s fellow Americans expressed confusion and disbelief in the decision. When I ran through the net, the general sentiment is how can someone who is always on the run win? Manny Pacquiao fought with his heart and even when he lost, everyone thinks he is still the winner.
*In my layman’s mind, I still don’t understand the Unanimous decision. I may have to visit my optha because I didn’t see Mayweather delivering those blows.
2. Winning is not everything.
Similar in context to #1, Mayweather may have won but he is not loved. Did you notice the look in his face when he was announced the winner and people started booing? There was no euphoria when the winner was announced, not even from his camp. And dare, I say, even from him. The joy wasn’t there. The universal mood was only sullen disbelief. That is truly one sad, meaningless, win.
As one commenter, Ian Harrison, succinctly said up “Just because you avoid losing doesn’t mean you win.”
Mayweather did win. But winning is not everything.
3. Fight for a great cause.
I’m not sure what Floyd “Money” Mayweather was fighting for but I was sure Manny had a great cause. He is fighting for the glory of God and for the glory of his, as the announcer called us, “impoverished nation.” He knew the hope and the joy he gives to the Filipino people and he bore great responsibility in delivering that. When you are fighting for a great cause the passion for the cause will move you to give a relentless fight.
4. Find people who will root for you.
Everybody needs a lift and if you want to succeed in life you need people who believes in you and supports you. Manny had that. He had the support of the entire Filipino nation. And if I read the internet stats right, he had the support of the majority of the world as well.
5. Be humble.
Manny is dearly loved because he remains to be humble. My hats off to Manny, when he humbly answered the rude and utterly disrespectful questioning of Max Kellerman* I wanted to punch the s—- HBO Interviewer! Normally an interviewer would comment a fighter for putting up a good fight, he instead put lots and lots of salt on the wound when he drilled Pacman. “You thought you won the fight? Why?” and you should hear him say it. Grrrr!
(See interview and general comments on Max Kellerman here).
Out of the boxing ring, Manny has time and time again showed his humility with the way he handles himself – in his interviews, the way he mingles with the crowd. When you see Manny, he is the neighbor who always seems to be willing to lend a hand and flash a smile.
6. Be a good sport.
“I did my best, but my best wasn’t good enough.” He uttered and flashed his what-is-not-to-love-about-Manny smile in the post-fight interview. Pacquiao was gracious in defeat.
7. Believe in yourself.
Manny believed he had the skill and the passion to win and he fought valiantly despite the height and reach disadvantage. Manny didn’t lose his belief in himself and fought a good fight, running after Mayweather all over the ring. He believed in himself and he worked hard to make himself better in all those training sessions.
8. Be strong in faith.
Last, and the most important of all, have faith in the Higher Power. Manny has been very vocal about his Christian faith since his conversion. Faith and hard work goes hand in hand. You cannot just have faith and not work hard. Alternately, you cannot just work hard and not have faith. Both work together.
The Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will be written in history books and Wikipedia and the entries will be in numbers. May we take more from it than that.
I have mommy flabs. Lots and lots of it. But as I grew wiser in years, I have come to accept my body, all its flaws and pluses. I have learned to work around it. I think I have nice shoulders, I wear halters. I have a big, humongous, gargantuan tummy, I wear clothes that are halters but hide the tummy. But one thing that makes me feel good about myself is when I’m clean. And clean, as BETADINE Feminine Wash espouses is the new Sexy!
BETADINE Feminine Wash promotes sexiness, we moms can easily execute and carry.
What can we do twice a week? We step up our intimate area cleaning routine beyond our regular feminine wash and include washing with BETADINE Feminine Wash TWICE a week. BETADINE Feminine Wash is an anti-septic feminine wash with a stronger cleaning agent than regular feminine wash.
Last April 28, bloggers and media people were invited to witness the SEXY CLEAN REVOLUTION BETADINE Feminine Wash is bringing to life. We had a relaxing afternoon at the poolside of the Intercon Hotel.
The event set-up was posh, with white couch chairs dotting the garden by the pool, pool lounge chairs spread out with Posh Nails attendants giving us foot and back massages and pedicures and manicures.
After all the pampering, BETADINE Feminine Wash provided a very informative talk on feminine care, that we busy moms sometimes take for granted.
For moms who just gave birth, our intimate area just went through surgery! BETADINE Feminine Wash, contains Povidone-Iodine (same ingredient in the Betadine wound disinfection solution) will help aid in faster healing of our post-pregnancy stitches.
For moms who are in their menstrual period, blood is flowing out there and we need something stronger to clean that up:-) BETADINE Feminine Wash will make us ultra-squeaky clean during those red days.
And for those regular days, when we are just out there – climbing the corporate ladder or running a business, running after our kids or sweating it out in the gym in this hot, hot weather of our beloved Philippines, using BETADINE Feminine Wash TWICE a week can help us stay clean and protected. It contains PVP-Iodine that kills bacteria, viruses and fungi – the common causes of irritation, itchiness and odor in our intimate area (Please visit BETADINE’s official website for more product details).
To further encourage Filipinas to get into the twice a week habit, BETADINE Feminine Wash partners up with Flawless and Posh Nails. For Flawless, just present the receipt and box of BETADINE Feminine Wash 100ml and get 20% off on Flawless All Natural Ultimate White Facial and Cell Booster Infusion Mask.
For Posh Nails, present box and receipt of BETADINE Feminine Wash 100ml as well and get 10% off on all Posh Nails’ services (excluding basic manicure and pedicure services).
BETADINE Feminine Wash wants all of us to stay clean, during and even beyond our red days. This is the movement that BETADINE Feminine Wash hopes to bring to life. It’s a SEXY CLEAN REVOLUTION! Do it Twice a week!
Clean is the New Sexy!