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Giveaway: Softsoap Limited Edition Scents Eternal Bloom & Blushing Bouquet

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Softsoap Limited Edition Scents Eternal Bloom & Blushing Bouquet + Giveaway

Sponsor: Softsoap

Prizes:

  • Eternal Bloom Moisturizing Body Wash: A perfect balance between fruity and flora awaits in the shower. The refreshing pear and apple blossom fragrance is inviting, invigorating, and fresh.
  • Blushing Bouquet Moisturizing Body Wash: This sensory loaded scent offers calming May Blossoms that captivates senses and feels fresh.

Dates: 5/22-5/29

Open to: US Residents 18+

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Quick and Simple Ideas for Making Over Your Home’s Exterior

If you’re bored with your home, but can’t afford extensive renovations at the moment, then why not give the outside of your house a quick makeover.  You can achieve striking results on even the tightest of budgets, as long as you’re willing to do a lot of the work yourself.  Check out these easy and inexpensive ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.

1. Repaint Your Front Door:

Add a little pizzazz to your home with a bold, brightly coloured front door.  Red and blue are both eye-catching but inoffensive colours, and if you’re feeling brave you could always try something a little more off-the-wall such as yellow.  Consider matching the door to your roller blinds for extra style points. If you have a period home, don’t ruin the look by using bright colours.  Just clean and re-varnish your original doors to brighten things up without tainting the period look.

2. Re-pave your garden:

Replace those boring concrete paving slabs with natural stone, slate, or brick.  If your budget can stretch to it, build a small patio for you and your family to enjoy this summer.

3. Accentuate the Details:

Even the smallest of modern homes can be made to look amazing with a good paint job.  Use bold, contrasting colours to draw the eye to the window sashes, eaves, moldings, trim and other structural details.

4. Take Care of Your Windows:

What can people see when they walk past your home?  If it’s dusty nets or boring old curtains, consider replacing them with brightly coloured, pleasing roller blinds.  It’s a small touch, but it will make your home look well cared for, and increase the curb appeal.

5. Brighten Things Up With Flowers:

Even if you live in a big city and don’t have a proper garden, you can use hanging pots and window boxes to brighten things up.  If you don’t have green fingers, choose easy-to-care-for annuals for your first attempt at maintaining your city garden.

6. Plant Some Vines:

Planting vines is a good way to cover up unsightly parts of your home.  Invest in a trellis so that the vines don’t damage the wall while they’re growing.

7. Tidy Your Garden:

If you do have a garden, mow the lawn, tidy up the borders, and trim any trees or bushes that are getting out of control.  Many homeowners find that investing a weekend into making their garden look gorgeous can completely change the way the house looks from the outside.

If you have a bigger budget, other ways to brighten up your home include investing in a new front porch or conservatory, or getting an extension built.  These options are far more expensive than just replacing your roller blinds or painting your front door, but they’re still cheaper than moving house, and will likely increase the value of your home too.

If you are planning on making changes to your house for a quick sale with a view to increasing its value, then you should always consult with an estate agent first.

Nothing Less than the Gift of Healthy ‘Crowning Glory’ Fit for the Queen on Mother’s Day

Of course, we think of no one else but primarily of her as Mother’s day comes around.

Cliche it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her nanayinay‘naymama, mommy or simply mom. Needless to say, she deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood and possibly for the rest of our lives.

 

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There may be opposing beliefs whether that greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, all the time. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority.

No wonder she’s an epitome of a doting human being that touches everybody’s life. So, it’s but right to honor and return all the favors she has done for us. And what a better way to do this than this Mother’s Day.

Still drooling over the ways on how to spend this time of the year again with her? Well, you may opt for the basics of gift-giving from simple trinkets to expensive items. But take note, your appreciation of her is not equated by the tag price of your present. It’s the thought that counts, as an adage says.

You may consider a set of hankies that will bring back the memory of her wiping out her tears of happiness upon knowing that she’s conceiving a li’l creature inside her womb. That’s you, of course. A loose yet comfy clothes shall make her remember that sort of a duster or preggy dress she wore in the laborious yet exciting “nine months” of gestation.

Why not a pillow that she could hug as tight as she embraced you after giving birth, or maybe a brassiere for protection of the very bosom she fed you with during infancy? A bed will bring to her mind your tot years when you started to crawl and roll over it freely.

Shoes are a girl’s best friend, too, like your mom. Either sky-high heels or flattering flats, there’s a pair to match every bit of her fantasy. For as long as it brings comfort to her feet, it’s more than enough to reciprocate the ease you had when you took your first walk with her guidance back then. If it isn’t her thing, though, a flip-flop will cause her to think that she also disciplined you through the proverbial “rule of slipper” hit on your buttocks while you were growing up.

Much to her delight, a bling ring will be worthy of your dear investment to show your deep appreciation of her just like when she never failed to recognize you with a pat on the back for simple good deeds or a job well done in your lifetime.

Stuck for an idea yet? Here’s a simple but meaningful token of gratitude that for sure will make a big difference and, eventually, pull off a surprise for the celebrant herself: The NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack which includes the topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner. Yes, you read it right.

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Still not convinced enough, why don’t you spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion onto your mom’s scalp and massage it for five to ten minutes. You may not even know that with such a plain gesture of yours, it can melt her heart as it reminds her of the past when she used to do the same thing while you were still young, either as a trick to put you easily on a slumber or merely a relief every time you got sick. Those caressing hands of yours, likewise, imbibe your act of giving back the “natural care from mothers” like her.

Whatever impression it may have on her, what’s tangible she could gain is that you’re giving her nature’s gift of health. NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion is so unique that it combines 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients––all working synergistically to help address hair problems from growth to vanishing. This breakthrough product helps to rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the moist of her tress from root to tip, aids in stimulating the growth of her hair and helps prevent it from excessive falling, while improving the overall appearance.

More than anything else, NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack may be one of the most precious gifts that your mom could ever receive in her entire life. Well, she’s the most important woman in your life after all. Hence, she deserves to be treated like a queen with that vibrant, bouncy and shiny “crowning glory.”

NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack is beyond compare. So, don’t think twice to wrap it as your present for her this Mother’s Day and, if ever, for life. Head on to any Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores to get a dose of nature’s answer to hair loss.  For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, and visit www.novuhair.com for more details. Follow us on Twitter @NovuhairNatural and Instagram @NovuhairOfficial for promo announcements and exciting updates.

Our Pet Dog Loves Bitter Gourd!

I’ve been meaning to share this for some time 🙂

Below is a short clip of our pet, Smoothy and guess what, she’s eating? Vegetables! And not just any vegetable, her favorite one is nothing less than the bitter gourd! That’s bitter gourd or ampalaya as we call it in our language 🙂

May this video make you smile today! And also remind us all to go ahead and eat our own share of vegetables. Let’s be healthy this year and always!

Our dog Smoothy loves Ampalaya/Bitter Gourd 🙂 #pets #dogs

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