Dreaming about Summer with Aurorae

The weather is so weird lately here in the East Coast, sometimes the temp would drop down to freezing point and the next day it would be too humid and warm. My joints are complaining, and my skin starting to dry up. This sure made me missed the warm days in the Summer and the heat of the sun on my already-tan skin. I sure want to go down to South and extend my Summer with my family.

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  It would be nice to lay on the warm sand with my beach towel that I got from Aurorae and to listen to the sound of the waves and smell the breeze of the ocean water. Ahh.. life would be so good at the beach especially if you are spending it with the people you love. Thinking about it made me miss my tropical country even more.

Anyway, if you are planning to go for a vacation this coming Thanksgiving Holiday, better take an Aurorae Beach Towel with you. I highly recommend this beach towel because its not only big but it feel so soft and smooth on your skin and drys you up right away due to its Microfiber material. It is also thicker so your bum feel so comfortable sitting on it on a hot sand. It is just perfect for going to the beach.

This pretty beach towel that I got is for review and I was so happy that I was chosen to blog about it. Its Aurorae newest product and I just love it! As you can see on the photos below how big it is that 2 people can even lay on it. I used it all the time even at home. My son was having swimming lessons and I wrapped it around him like a blanket so he wont feel chilly after a swim.

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This beach towel is just the thing you need to complete your beach vacation! It came with 8 different colors. The one that I got is Mediterranean Blue. If you wanna know more about the colors, check out their website. I am pretty sure you will love it as I love it.

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get that confidence smile from Smile Brilliant

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I post something here. I’d been very busy with the back-to-school stuff, orientation here and there, back-to-school nights, teacher meetings, and shopping for school supplies and lunches for my schoolers. I tell ya, it’s quite exciting and stressful at the same time! Especially if you have a first time schooler, my mornings was never been better. lol!  If you are a mommy like me, I bet your hands are pretty full too. But in spite all the busy schedule, mommies should always take time to take care of themselves in order to feel more confident and beautiful inside and out. And one of this is taking care of our teeth! Yes! It helps build more confidence if we have clean white shiny teeth, so we wont feel embarrassed to smile. 🙂

Let me share to you this whitening kit that I got from Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth Whitening.

I was so happy that I got the chance to review this product. It was a great opportunity for me. I had been planning of getting a whitening kit because my teeth are getting stained from drinking too much coffee, so when I received an email for review, I said Yes right away. Talk about perfect timing huh? 🙂

 photo IMG_4289_zps0e5fbcfa.jpg Smile Brilliant sent me a whole whitening kit. I was surprised how fast they shipped cause it came right away.
What’s inside the kit?

  •  3 catalyst paste, and 3 base paste
  •  3 whitening gel syringe
  •  3 desensitizing gel syringe(for sensitive teeth and gums)
  •  2 blue trays to make your dental impressions (up and down)
  • carrying case
  • pre-paid postage to send your dental impressions
  • and detailed instructions

With the instructions, you can never go wrong. The steps of making your own dental impressions are quite easy. You have to read all the instructions first before doing it to avoid any mistakes. You actually just need 2 base and 2 catalyst. The other ones are extra just in case if you did it wrong. To know more about the steps, you can check out Smile Brilliant Website.

Photo below shows my dental impressions. I mailed it back to them so they can process my custom-fitted whitening trays. And as I said earlier, they shipped fast! I got my trays after a couple of days and began bleaching right away.
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Below are my custom-fitted whitening trays. Instructions on how to bleached your teeth is included in the kit. So I tell you, you wont go wrong. =) photo IMG_4298_zps5c1fb74e.jpg
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Here’s the before and after photo. Isn’t it amazing? You can really see the difference. My teeth look cleaner and whiter in the second photo. Excuse me for the cracked in the middle, I had a little accident before I started whitening, I will probably have it fixed in a couple of days from now. =D Anyway I am totally satisfied with this product. My teeth and gums are very sensitive, but thanks to desensitizing gel, whitening my teeth was not painful. If you want to know more about how Smile Brilliant Desensitizing Gel works, check out this Link.

So there you go! I have now a very happy teeth! Thanks to Smile Brilliant for this great opportunity. If you wanna have a whiter teeth check out SmileBrilliant.com I am pretty sure you wont regret it.

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FunBites : My New Kitchen Partner

Meet my new Kitchen Partner, Funbites!Photobucket

Thanks to Funbites, for making our snacks and breakfast fun and exciting with all these wonderful shapes. My youngest just love to prepare his favorite snack PB&J Sandwich with it. Seeing all those shapes, makes him so giddy to eat. Because with Funbites, it makes the sandwich tastier and fun to eat. I was surprised that the little one can now finished the whole sandwich. Before he can only eat half of it, but now, he can finished his sandwich in no time.

Check my little one below, making his peanut butter and jelly sandwich with Funbites. Looking at his happy face while making it, is such a wonderful sight! I help him push it down, to make sure that all the pieces are cut properly and so that he will not cut his little pinky, its a little bit sharp at the bottom you know. I showed him how to do it, and he got it right away. That’s how easy it is to do it, that even a 3 year old can do it. Photobucket

Below is his p&j sandwich with different shapes. Isn’t that awesome?


Here are some steps to get those perfect shapes.
1. Place Funbites cutter on top of the food. Remove popper top and set it aside.
2. Place your hands on the handles that is at the side of the cutter. Press it down hard, and rock it back and forth 5-6 times all the way.
3. After rocking back and forth, insert the popper top in the cutter, then lift the cutter up while pushing down the popper top.

That’s it! And now you can enjoy eating those fun shapes that are bite size.

If you look at Funbites website, you will see that they have another cutter that they call Cube it, that creates 12 fun bite-sized squares! The kids will surely love this. The color of this cutter is very cute too. But I chose the purple one instead of this Cube it, because of the heart shapes, triangle shapes, and half moon shapes that my little one love to identify. Before eating the shapes, he would say ‘Look Mama, a Triangle Shape!’. He is not only enjoying his food, but also learning at the same time! So if you want to get these pretty cutters, better check Funbites.com. You can also check their Facebook Page, Follow them on Twitter, and check out their videos in YouTube, for more Fun Stuff.

ChopSaver : My New Lip Care

Living here in the East Coast are one of the things that I am grateful about. I believed we have the perfect all year round weather compare to the other part of the States here in US. Having 4 season is  such a great experience for me and my family. Even though Winter is indeed cold to some, but our temperature doesn’t reach to the point that we can no longer enjoy it. Our Summer is not as hot like in the West Coast. Fall colors are very dramatic as the leaves starting to change and animals are in a hurry to get ready for the first frost. Spring are so vibrant that you will be awed how all plants and living creatures comes back to life. These are the things that I am so grateful about, and makes me look forward each season.

The only thing that I don’t like is, the dryness due to low humidity and winter air. It gets really dry inside the house that makes my skin so dry and lack of moisture. But this is not really a problem because this can be solve easily. Some people used humidifiers to keep the moisture of the house, but since we don’t have a humidifier, I used beauty care products to keep my skin from drying.

Right now, I am using this products(photo below) from  ChopSaver. They send me this a couple of weeks ago for review, which is just perfect because I had been looking for a good lip balm for the coming winter. I had been using this lip care for weeks now and I so love it! It keeps my lips from drying, it feels very smooth, it last very long, and Ingredients are 100% Natural. I received 2 of their products and have used the Original one, and so far it works great! I can’t wait to used the other one that is perfect for the Summer season, because of its SPF 15 that protects my lips from the Sun.Photobucket I thank Mr Dan Gosling for inventing ChopSaver, and for giving me the opportunity to try it. Mr Dan Gosling is a professional trumpet player who developed CHopSaver for fellow musicians who have lip care drying issues. He combined all kinds of herbs with the finest oils and butters. And now, not only musicians used his products but lots of people around the world, including me. Check out my lips below with ChopSaver Original. You can see the moisture right? It used to be so chapped, now the ChopSaver keep my lips from chapping.Photobucket

But of course, ChopSaver is not for all people. If you have allergies, better consult your doctor first before using it. If rashes occur, stop using it. And this is for external used only and keep out of reach of children under 3years old. And should be store in a cool place, away from excessive heat.

If you wanna know more about ChopSaver check out their Facebook Page, Twitter Page, and YouTube.

Sibu Beauty Product Review

Hello everyone, I just want to share to you some of the beauty products that I got from Sibu Beauty. I was among the lucky ones to get the chance to try their Clarifying Toner and Replenishing Night Cream for free. As we all know women are very particular in beauty products. Its not about the brand, but its about the quality of the product if it suits your skin, and its ingredients. Talking about ingredients, Sibu Beauty products are made out of special ingredient called Sea Buckthorn Berries that are from the Tibetan Himalayas. I never heard of such berries until now, they said that its riched of powerful nutrients, and a big source of Omegas 3, 6, and 9. And also, it’s a rich source of the elusive essential fatty acid, which is the Omega-7, an essential fatty acid vital to collagen production and healthy skin, hair, and nails(source sibubeauty.com). Sounds like the kind of ingredient that I want to keep my hair, skin, and nails healthy, even though I am just a Stay At Home Mom, it is important to take care of myself, to look good, and to feel good… inside and out.

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Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Night Cream – this cream help smooths the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face. It protects your skin’s natural lipid barrier. It also stimulates your skin’s natural cell renewal cycle. And reduces visible sun damage.

Sea Buckthorn Clarifying Toner – It refreshes and hydrates your skin. It reconditions and firms your skin. Rebalances PH Levels. Helps retain natural moisture. Leaves your skin feeling smooth and calm. And it helps restore youthful radiance and clarity

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So a couple of days ago, I tried using these products. I was a bit hesitant at first, because it might harm my face, but to my surprised it was so mild, and didn’t burn my face. After my night bath, I used the Toner first, then afterward I applied the night cream. I just put light cream on my face, because I was not sure what is its effect on my sensitive skin. The cream was not greasy, in fact it feels great on my skin. I love its scent too, its so natural, and it didn’t bother my sensitive nose.  Check out my Before and After photos below. Its SOOC(Straight Out Of Camera), no enhancement or whatsoever to make my face look better. The Before picture shows my oily face, the After picture shows my toned and not-greasy face.


Isn’t it amazing? It sure is. I would recommend Sibu Beauty to all moms out there who are beauty conscious, and who are very particular in choosing the right beauty products. I believe that this products are for all skin type. This Toner and Night Cream are just among a few of their products. If you check out their website, you will find a variety of products that will help enhanced your Hair, Skin, and Nails.

To know more about their products, special offers, and events, check out their Facebook Page  and follow them on Twitter. Check out their October Promotion below, isn’t it awesome? If you will purchase this Night Cream, you will get the Age Defying Eye Cream for FREE + FREE shipping! To get this deal, just click the photo below, and used the code OCTNIGHT10 at checkout.

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My very first Jerky

Have you tried eating a Beef Jerky before? Or do you have an idea what is a Beef Jerky? For those who have no idea, well, its a snack that is made from beef meat that cut into strips and dried, which is quite popular here in US. To tell you honestly, I haven’t tried this snack since I arrived here in US, until now. I had been curious about this snacks, at first I have no idea what it is, until I saw a some packs that sells in the gasoline stations and grocery stores.  This really got me curious, and I wanted to try some, but hubby told me that its not very good to eat. Because of that I lost interest of this snacks.

Until yesterday, when I received this 4 packs of Perky Jerky in the mail, my interest to try it arise again. Photobucket I was so happy that Perky Jerky send me 4 packs to try. It came with 2 different flavors, Turkey and Beef. I thought that this is all Beef, but they also have Turkey which I find so awesome, cause I really love turkey meat because there’s not much fat in it compare to other meats. Finally, I was able to try some Jerky and it was actually taste good. It’s my first jerky though, so I’m not sure what others taste like. All I know is that this Perky Jerky taste really good. Even my kids loves it! Check them out below, munching the Turkey Jerky. 🙂


What I like about this Jerkys is that it is High in Protein, No Preservatives, it hasNno Nitrates, and No MSG! Isn’t that awesome? I thought this kind of product is fully loaded with MSG. I was surprised that it has no MSG, and it contains 50 Calories per serving, which is pretty good. So to those Jerky lovers out there who haven’t tried tried Perky Jerky yet, you better try them now.

To know more about this product check out their Facebook Page Perkey Jerky and follow them on Twitter.

Toshiba Satellite P870-BT2G22 Laptop

PhotobucketThis is my new baby Toshiba Satellite P870. I’ve mentioned in my other Blog, how my old Toshiba died on me. I used hubby’s Laptop for a while until the new one arrived on our doorstep. I ordered my laptop online at ToshibaDirect.com . Hubby and I had been Toshiba users for 4 years now, and was very satisfied with their customer service. But this laptop arrived with an assembly issues. The bottom was not properly screwed, it was a little bit open on where the hard drives is. I was a bit disappointed when I saw it, and complained at Toshiba about it. I shoud’nt be surprised since it was shipped from China. What surprised me is that it was  shipped from China. I thought Toshiba is a Japan brand, the customer service told me that they assembled it in China. Hmm… Good thing it was packed nicely and hubby was able to fix the issue. I was planning to return it cause it might have some defects for not assembled properly, but I decided to wait for a few months if it crashes on me. Anyway, its 1 year warranty so I got a few months to test it, and I have already reported the issues at Toshiba, so if I return it in a few months, they can just look up their records about it.

Well, so far, its not acting up. It’s doing what its suppose to do. The loading is very fast, and surfing in the internet has never been an issue unless if its the ISP issues. I believe this is a pretty good laptop. I really like its design, and color, so sleek and pretty looking. The outports are pretty accessible for somebody who uses USB, and SD slot all the time. Its DVD drive is located at the left side which is very convenient for me. The only thing that you need to get used to is the volume control which is on the keyboard. My previous Toshiba laptop volume control is a round roller on the right side along with the headset input and output slot. So far this new laptop works great for me.Photobucket

What I like best in ordering a laptop online is that you can customized its specs, unlike in a local store, you cant customized it. I customized mine to the level that I wanted, base on my usage and need. So here are the specs of this Laptop.

  • 17.3 inch Display (for larger viewing)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor 2.30GHz (3.30GHz with Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)(faster multitasking and better performance)
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (4GB + 4GB) (perfect for AH 😀)
  • 1TB (5400rpm, Serial ATA) (bigger storage for my photos)
  • 2GB GDDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M with NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology (better graphics for gaming and watching movies)
  • Glossy Black LED Backlit Tile keyboard,(for working late at night)
  • DVD SuperMulti drive
  • 1600×900 TruBrite® display
  • harman/kardon® Quad speakers
  • WiFi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n) with Bluetooth® version 4.0
  • HDMI output
  • Integrated 2MP (1080P) webcam

Glossy Black LED Backlit Tile keyboard

Sweet Pea : Scented Candle Set from Mainstays


I bought this Set of Scented Candles at Walmart when my kids and I were stock there for more than half an hour, because it was raining so heavily outside. We waited for the rain to stop before we head home, while waiting, I decided to look around at the Home Improvement Section to see if I can find something nice to hang on our bare walls. The scented candles got my attention because of its beautiful colors which I find so yummy to look at. Then I saw this Set of ‘Sweet Pea’ candles, which reminds me of hubby. The name Sweet Pea made me smile because that is his sweet endearment to me. To my surprised, it smelled so sweet and fresh. Without any second thoughts, I grabbed a box right away,  and head home when the rain was starting to subside. I lit one small jar in the kitchen and in the bedroom. I sure love it! I am gonna buy some more of this next time. 🙂 If you are looking for affordable scented candles, Mainstays are the best buys. You can find them at Walmart.Photobucket

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DHA Tanning

Want to achieve that perfect tan? Well check out dha tanning. DHA means Dihydroxyacetone, some kind of a 3-carbon sugar, that when applied to skin, it will make a chemical reaction between amino acids and the outermost skin layer, which is called the strateum corneum, that will change your skin to brown, based on what I’ve read. They say that its very effective and it will only take in an hour to see some changes when you spray it. Sounds very interesting huh? Well, I dont need tanning because I am already tan, but if you are one of those girls that likes to go to tanning salon, well, you better check this DHA tanning to see if it suits you.

VS Softbag Angel + Aero Shirt = Bday Gift

My only little  sissy’s birthday is coming up so I decided to get her something on her birthday. Its been years that I gave her something on her birthday, I cant even remember when I gave her something. So, I went shopping a couple of days ago and decided to check out Victoria Secret. I was planning to buy her some underwear from VS, but when I saw this white Angel Bag with Angel perfume, Angel wash, and Angel lotion – I thought this would be a perfect gift for my maarte sister. :-P.

I bet she will really love this set, specially the perfume, cause it smells so nice. I was thinking that maybe I should just send her the Pink Bag? hehe lol. What ya thing? Nah.. I will buy just like this for myself next time when I go to the mall. 🙂

This white bag with goodies cost me $35. I thought its a pretty good deal, since the bag is very nice, and their products are really good, perfect present to any Kikay.


I also bought her an Aero tshirt. It was on sale for $11. Its original price was $26 something… I cant remember the exact amount, but it was like 60% off.


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