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Friday, August 18, 2017

Artisan Goodies from Karton: Wild Ginger Tea, Salted Eggs Spread & More!

Filipino buyers will find one-of-a-kind artisan products from Karton. Karton is everyone’s online bazaar. The website is designed to facilitate easy purchase. All items are delivered to your door in a few days’ time. Some of us have a taste for homemade and handcrafted foods and beverages.

Let’s start with beverages from Karton you surely must try to perk up your day!

Ginger beer and tea

TBGB non-alcoholic Ginger Beer is an exotic choice in more ways than one. This ginger beer from EDSA Beverage Design group is Turon Flavor. For only PHP 150.00 per bottle, you can enjoy a classic drink that tastes like nothing you’ve ever had before. You might find it interesting to know that TBGB non-alcoholic ginger beer is made from all-natural ingredients. The drink consists of carbonated water and lemon juice, with organic ginger, banana, langka, and brown sugar.

Meanwhile, if you are not partial to flavored beer, you may still enjoy the unique and refreshing taste of ginger. Wild Ginger Tea from Kayumanggi Organic is available for only PHP 249.00. At 420 grams, and with a shelf life of one year, this artisanal item is worth every peso.

The aromatics in the tea will surely ease you after a long day at work. If you are feeling nauseous, or have a bout of cold, then this home remedy is all you need to get back into the fray. Ginger tea is known for its health benefits. This product is made from ginger powder, coconut sugar, coconut milk, honey, as well as lemon slices and oranges.

Now, how about snacks you can enjoy during a lazy weekend!

Salted egg snack and spread is currently offering Nuevo Comienzo Baked Salted Egg Crisps. Each 100 gram jar costs PHP 250.00. This exotic offering is manufactured by Kaisan Hotfood. If you like salted mildly spicy chips while watching your favorite TV series, then order one pack or two from Karton, and get ready for a marathon. 

This product is a healthy alternative in more ways than one. First of all, it is baked and not fried. Secondly, it is made from high quality potatoes, salted egg powder, chili, and Himalayan pink salt. This snack will satisfy your craving for artisanal food items.

You may also avail of Salted Eggs Spread from Chelcie’s Spreads at PHP 140.00 for a 120-gram jar. A flavorful mix of salted eggs and mayonnaise would satisfy your craving, indeed. This is a savory spread fit for chips and crackers.

Are you ready to taste something new?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Maternity Swimwear: 12 Lovely Designs for Moms To Be

Going Swimming During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is indeed one huge change for a woman and of course, part of that is the changing body shape. It would be challenging to look for clothes especially for some occasions or for some activities like when you go swimming. Just curios, I looked into some maternity swimwear and I was amazed that you can actually look good and ready for a pool dip with a swimwear while pregnant.

Maternity Swimwear

At first, I thought that there are limited designs for swimwears for pregnant women but I was wrong. There are actually a bunch of them and they all look really amazing! Aside from tankini swimsuits, there are also two piece swim wear too.

But one thing that you have to consider when choosing a maternity swimwear is its fitting. See to it that it isn't too tight on you because that would be very uncomfortable. Make sure that you feel good while wearing it.

Since you want to have fun and relax while swimming, make sure that you put on the right swimwear. And aside from comfort, you can look great too no matter what is your shape!

Swimwears for Pregnant Women

I went through some swimwears for pregnancy and found some that are lovely and a must try for pregnant women. Here is a list of my top 12 favorites:

Maternity Swimwear

1. Motherhood Cross Back Maternity Tankini Swimsuit . I love stripes and that is one reason why I was attracted to this one. I also love the colors on it as well.

2. PregO Maternity Women's Maternity Dot Twist Tankini . If you are someone who is looking for a simple swimwear, then this is for you.

3. PregO Maternity Women's Maternity Polka Dot Pin Up Bikini. Want to look sexy despite your baby bump? Try this two piece swimwear which has a retro touch on it.

4. Motherhood Halter Maternity Swim Top. This one is only a top with a haltered design. You can pair it with any bottom swimwear you want.

swimwear for pregnancy

5. Prego Maternity Twist Babydoll Maternity Tankini . If you hate it that your wearing something a little tight, then go for this one. It is loose and is just like a little black dress.

6. Attractive Women´s Maternity Pregnancy Tankini. Go floral with this beautiful set with a haltered design.

7. Women One Piece Maternity Swimsuits . This one is similar to number but it has a different design.

8. Seraphine Fiji Nautical Maternity Bikini . Want something with a nautical touch? You can try this two piece maternity bikini with red and blue colors.

swimwear for pregnant woman

9. Oceanlily Maternity's Swimsuit Cross V Tankini Top Floral. A black and white pair that looks like something from a coloring book may be perfect for you.

10. Oceanlily Maternity's Swimsuit Cross V Tankini Top Aqua. With a modern ocean themed pattern, this one looks really nice too.

11. Maternal America Women's Maternity Boarder O-Ring Two Piece Tankini . A combination of prints and plains, this is a gorgeous design for a two piece tankini. Love the bow details on the sides of the bikini.

12. PregO Maternity Women's Maternity Printed Retro Halter Tankini Swimsuit. Another tankini with fun retro colors on a chevron pattern. Isn't this cute?

Well, as you can see, you can actually look beautiful even if you are pregnant while going to the pool. Of course, you have to pamper yourself too so that you will feel more relaxed.

You really don't have to worry about maternity swimwear because there are many available designs and styles for them. Just look into its fabric quality and of course, its price.

So, to moms-to-be, are you ready to get your swimwear for an enjoyable swimming time?

Monday, March 21, 2016

5 Things I Want to Buy to Be More Productive

I had been working online for years since the time I got pregnant and I love it since I handle my time, I have good earnings and above all, I can take care of my daughter even while working. 

It is indeed nice to be able to work at home and even when I am not home using my iPad mini. But there are some things that I would like to buy in order to be more productive because of course, when you have limited ways to do it, the output is also limited.

ShopCoupons Blogger contest

So, I looked into Lazada and checked how much are my "must-have" gadgets so that I can save for them. And I am going to share to you this list today as well as the reasons why I would like to buy them.

These are things that will be very useful for my work both when I am in the house and even when I am outside like drinking coffee or just waiting for my daughter to finish her class. Even if I'm on vacation, I will still be able to work while spending time with family and friends.

iPad Air

First on the list is an iPad Air. Yes, I have an iPad mini but since I think I would be able to work better on a bigger screen with the use of a keyboard. And since I am so blessed, I actually just won some Belkin gadget accessories for a previous blogging contest that I can use with my iPad including a keyboard! Well, at least I already have my keyboard and I will just have to buy my iPad Air. Lol!

With an iPad Air, I will be able to work anywhere I want! For sure, that means 2x more productivity!

iPhone 6s Gold

Second on the list is an iPhone 6s Gold. I always wanted to own this. I know that the primary function of this is to communicate by texting and calling. But that's not all. There are so many apps that I can download and use to create photos even while riding a car. I can also promote my posts and articles on social media especially on Instagram using the iPhone.

For sure, it will be very easy to communicate and connect with this high end phone! And yes, I always wanted to buy the gold one because I love gold!

Nikon DSLR D3200 camera

Third is a Nikon DSLR D3200 camera. Hubby and I always wanted to buy this one because hubs is into photography even before we met. And we are indeed eyeing to get one. Aside from taking photos of our daughter, this would be very useful for my blogging especially for the fashion blog. And of course, this would be nice to capture every moment!

If I'll be able to buy this one, I would surely be able to have better quality photos for my blog.

 Apple Macbook

Fourth item that I want to buy is an Apple Macbook. Not only is it slim and has amazing functions but it looks classy. Lol! I do have a laptop already that is why this is a less priority. But if I could, I would get one.

This would help me edit photos, write, and even do my engineering tasks. Like what hubby said, it would be nice to work in the coffee shop with a Macbook! Lol!

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

Fifth is his Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera. I always want that vintage feeling when you are able to get your photo out right after taking a picture without a clue of how it would look like. I also like this because it is so cute and very handy.

The photos from this camera would be awesome for scrapbooking and yes, even for blogging as well. Would it be nice to share a picture of some photos that came right from this camera?

So, this are the items that would like to buy. The iPad Air will surely be coming soon especially that it is the first on my list. And yes, I would get the rest of the items too. But there is actually another thing that I would like to buy if only Lazada has it- a car! Lol! If they are selling a car, it would get the number 2 spot.

We'll see if I get all these and my dream car. Once I get them, I will share it to you guys!

I really had fun making this post since it is my first try to work on GIFs that I made. And now that I finally learned to do it, you will soon be seeing more GIFs on the blog. I always wanted to do this. I actually thought that there is an app to do it. But I couldn't find one. Last night, I just discovered that I can make it in Photoshop. And so, this is the result. Hope you like it!

This post is an entry for the ShopCoupons X Lazada PH Blogger contest. Being hosted by ShopCoupons. Lazada voucher sponsored by Lazada Philippines.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

15+ Kids Disney Princess Party Essentials and Ideas

We wouldn't blame our little girls if they want to be a princess like Cinderella or Ariel or Belle because we've been through that stage when we were little, right?


Aside from the beautiful ball gowns of the Disney Princesses, they all look pretty and there is an awesome story behind all of them. Up to this day, there are lessons that we can get from their stories and new short stories can also be read from Disney magazines.

Because of our girls' fondness to Disney Princesses, it will surely be one of their favorite party themes. So, whether you are doing a birthday party or just any party, you can get some party essentials with this theme to make your work a lot easier. For sure, you will be able to give your little princess the royal treatment with a Disney Princess Themed Party!

1. Disney Princess Party Decoration Kit

Disney Princess Party Decoration Kit

Get different kinds of decors from this pack which includes a flag banner, 2 mini honeycomb decors and 4 hanging swirl decors. This will surely add an exciting vibe to your party.

2. Disney Sparkle Princess Birthday Celebration Party Table Decorating Kit

Disney Sparkle Princess Birthday Celebration Party Table Decorating Kit

No one wants to have a boring party table! So add these lovely princess as a centerpiece.

3. Disney Princess 7 in Square Plate

Disney Princess 7 in Square Plate
The party won't be complete without a plate with our fave Disney princesses on it. So, get this and pair it with other party items as well.

4.Disney Princess 9oz Paper Party Cups
Disney Princess 9oz Paper Party Cups
Since you already have a plate, grab some party cups too wherein different Disney princesses are printed all around it. And of course, it comes with a nice pink background.

5. Disney Princess Dream Party - Party Favor Value Pack
Disney Princess Dream Party

Seems like this one has everything you need from flavor bags to wands! If you want a complete set, you can try this.

6.Disney Very Important Princess Dream Party Backdrop & Props Kit

Disney Princess Dream Party Backdrop
Your party will not be complete without a backdrop for your kid's selfies and groupies! And aside from the backdrop, which will make it appear like the princess are also in the party, it also comes with some props that they can use for their photos.

7. Disney Princess Royal Event Decorating Kit
Disney Princess Royal Event Decorating Kit

Want more decors? Here are some lovely ones you can add from mosaic glass like decors and some other fun and nice stuffs you can hang.

8. Disney Princess Lunch Napkins

Disney Princess Lunch Napkins
And oh, you can also use napkins with Disney princess prints as well. It would look really nice to have this while you are eating in royal way!

9. Disney Princess Complete Birthday Favor Pack Kit

Disney Princess Complete Birthday Favor Pack Kit
This one will be the sure hit for the party as every guest goes home with one party favor, of course, it also has Disney princesses themed items in it.

10. Disney Princess Photo Booth Props, 8pc

Disney Princess Photo Booth Props

Another backdrop that you can use for the party complete with props of the princesses' hairs. I'm sure you would love to pretend to be Cinderella or Belle.

11. Disney Princess Paradise Reusable Party Favor Goodie Small Gift Bags

Disney Princess Paradise Reusable Party Favor Goodie Small Gift Bags
Aside from the favors, you can also buy more princess themed items and put them inside this lovely bag! I really like these gift bags!

12. Disney Princess Royal Event Chandelier

Disney Princess Royal Event Chandelier

Why not level up your decor with a pink fancy chandelier like this? You have a bonus with images of the Disney Princesses on it. You can add this above your buffet table.

13. Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game

Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game
A party won't be complete without games and this one will add to the fun. Let the kids mix, match and make cupcakes for a Disney Princess cupcake game. Sounds exciting!

14. Disney Princess Balloon Set

Disney Princess Balloon Set

Add some pretty balloons for your party too. Not just the ones with various colors but also those with princess prints. How lovely!

15. Disney Princess Birthday Tiara
Disney Princess Birthday Tiara
And of course, to complete the princess look of your little ones, let them wear these tiaras. Perfect for the celebrant.

Since you already know what supplies to get for the party, why don't we take a look at some parties that used some of the items above? Here are some ideas below.

Hostess with the Mostess

This is a colorful princess party. Yes, you can do away with the usual pink colors and add more colors to your decors. Then of course, use the party essentials I have listed above to complete the look. What I love here are the wall decors and the letters. Such great ideas for a DIY!

Catch my Party

Now this one really has that Princess appeal with pastel colors. Love that skirting around the table and the golden cupcake and cake holders. The table is not crowded with food and party stuff but it does look really nice.

Hostess with the Mostess

What to combine your kid's fancy for sparkles and Disney Princesses? Why not try this one! If you get to see the details of this outdoor party, you will surely love it. This doesn't need to be a birthday. You can throw a party anytime you want just to bring your kid's friends together.

A Shade of Teal

An easy and budget DIY Disney Princess party using some of the items we have listed above. See? If you put them all together, it looks really nice!

Catch my Party

Love that banner and the tutu table skirt! I wonder how many meters of tulle were used to make this one. But this is pretty easy and would give your table that totally princess look!

Disney Princess Party Essentials and Ideas

Lovely right? Well, we have more Disney Princess Party Ideas on my Pinterest Board. Come over and check it out. And don't forget to follow my Pinteresting boards!

Follow Pink Heart String's board Disney Princess Party Ideas on Pinterest.

I hope you got some ideas from this post and have a great Disney Princess themed party for your little loves! Come back for more ideas on our future posts.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Packing Delicious Offers Pre-packed Food Available for Delivery

Packing Delicious, an online market place that offers customers easy access to canned, bottled and frozen food delivered anywhere in Metro Manila has just launched. This could be the answer to your problem when you feel hungry but you get home tired after a long day of work. Yes, you can call a fast food and have food delivered to your home or you can drive to a nearby restaurant as well. But aside from that, you have an added option with Packing Delicious!

You can order pre-packed food that are canned, bottled or frozen which are ready-to-eat any time. With the products form Packing Delicious, you can enjoy a yummy gourmet tuyo or even a ready-to-heat frozen gourmet meal.

packing delicious

Why Choose PackingDelicious?

Of course, there are good reasons to choose PackingDelicious to add to your meals at home. Here they are:

Easy to Ordering Process - PackingDelicious is easy and free to use for all buyers. The website is arranged by categories such as Bottled Food, Snacks & Desserts, Ready-to-Heat Meals, Pre-packed Meats and much more.
Best Price and Great Discounts - The team takes every effort to get the best price for the food sold by our merchants. Packing Delicious also offers exclusive promos and packages for registered buyers.
Love Local - We prioritize locally made food products so when you buy from Packing Delicious, know that you are supporting the small business and entrepreneurs.
Great Variety - We continue to add merchants on a daily basis to ensure you get top quality food at the best price. We also try the food ourselves as part of our quality control.
Direct Delivery to Your Doorstep - We are currently servicing the entire Metro Manila for one low price. We pick up from the merchant and deliver the pre-packed food to your doorstep the same-day or the next day.

Feel free to check their website for more information and so you can also see the different products they are offering.

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About Packing Delicious

Packing Delicious is a marketplace website and delivery logistics service for pre-packed food, which includes canned, bottled or frozen food. These home-grown favorites from local and artisan food producers are delivered directly to the customer’s doorstep.

Packing Delicious provides a centralized approach to marketing and sales for these vendors plus the logistics capacity to pick up items from their pick up point and ensure same-day or next-day delivery to the end-customer via our its logistics network.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Perks of Online Shopping Every Mom Needs to Know!

6 Perks of Shopping Online

perks of online shopping

Your wondering time whether or not shopping online is worth your time is over! In this article, you will find six super great reasons why shopping online is so good and so great for you. Read it carefully and discover that shopping on the web has a lot more than you can think of initially!

1. Discreetness.

One of the biggest perks of online shopping is the fact that you can shop for whatever you wish for without even showing your face! If you have always felt uncomfortable buying intimate wear or some drugs in stores, online you can relax and shop for whatever you wish for without any human contact. Moreover, then your item will come to your house it will be packed in a simple and ordinary brown box that won’t indicate what is inside of it. So your discreetness is guaranteed one hundred percent then you shop on the web.

2. Managed compulsive shopping.

Many people suffer a lot from so-called compulsive shopping then they can’t control themselves and buy everything that slightly interests them. While you shop on the web, you will be able to control and manage your compulsive shopping habits and avoid unplanned purchases easier. Simply because then you shop online you are going directly to that one item you have in mind and buy it without any distractions. Thus e-shopping is like a remedy for compulsive shoppers since there is nothing to distract you and make buy unnecessary things.

3. Fewer spendings.

Another great thing about online shopping is that it is much cheaper to shop on the web in general. There are a few reasons why. First, you can buy directly from the product’s manufacturer. Secondly, it is easier to compare prices on the web and find that one perfect for you. Third, there are tons of online coupons you can use as well to reduce pricing on everything. Just check these Kohl‘s coupons, for instance. It will certainly let you save money on everything that is on Kohl‘s e-store without any questions and hidden fees. So – fewer spendings online is guaranteed as well!

shopping spending

4. Convenience.

Of course, online shopping is also very great because it is made for your convenience without any doubt. You can shop 24/7 here and don’t worry whether or not that store is open. Online is an all day long business, and so you can buy quickly and without any problems even then it is passed midnight.

5. Ecology.

Yes, in fact online shopping is also considered to be a greener way to purchase stuff than ordinary shopping in stores. Firstly, and most importantly, you won’t use any gas to travel to a store. Secondly, that directly affect gas usage and makes less CO2 gas get into the environment. Moreover, you can easily shop for green products on the web since there are hundreds of specialized eco-friendly stores you can shop at too. So overall – online shopping is green, and that is one big plus for sure!

Kohl‘s coupons

6. Gifts.

Also, online is a real dream come true for all Santa Clauses because sending gifts to your beloved ones around the globe have never been easier with it. You just buy that gift online and as a shopping address fill in the person's you wish to surprise address. That is it! You don’t even have to be in the same country to gift the incredible gift. Online is the perfect way to pamper your loved one through distance without any doubt!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

What You Need to Know About Reading Glasses

As we age, our eyes get tired because of years of reading, working on the computer and other exposures that would affect our eye sight. We would reach a point when we can no longer read up close and would need to stretch our arms to read or we couldn't read when it's too far and needs to bring the material nearer in order to read. Whatever it is, reading glasses would be necessary if you think your eyes can no longer read when it's too near or too far.

Others would think that they can just leave it that way. But that wouldn't be good for your eyes. Help your eyes by wearing glasses. If reading is your mere problem, then buy some reading glasses that can aid you in reading books or even in using your iPad or your kindle.

reading glasses

There are two types of reading glasses, the full frame and the half-eyes. For the full frame, the entire lens is made in the reading prescription. It is suitable for people who concentrate in reading close-up. It is only intended for reading. When you look up across the room, everything would look blurry. So, you have to remove it when you walk around the house and just wear it when reading.

The half-eyes is the smaller "Ben Franklin" style glasses that sits lower down on the nose. It allows the user to look down while reading and look up to a distance through the upper part of the lens.

Most of the time, people would start using reading glasses first before getting a correctional lens that could be used for reading and for looking around the room.

There are also reading glasses that are foldable while some have UV protection for wearing outdoors.

Reading glasses can be a good addition to your fashion style. Hence, choose those that have beautiful frame designs that fit to the shape of your face just like Rodenstock eyeglass frames that would make you see better and look better. You can look into this infographic to check what shape looks best on you.

sunglasses style

Aside from the shape of the frame, look into the colors too as well as the prints of the frame. This can make you look fashionable and stylish too. Before you buy glasses, make sure that you get your eyes checked so that you can get the right lens prescription that is perfect for your eye sight. Choose those that are also within your budget. You can look into cheap glasses frames at for quality reading glasses that are affordable and beautiful.

In my case, I don't just use reading glasses because I always wear glasses all the time. I just remove it when I sleep and bath. But I want to get a new pair with a better frame design that looks more stylish. I want to try the transitional lens so that it darkens when the sun is up and I would appear like wearing sunglasses.

wearing glasses

What I'm wearing right now as prescribed by my optometrist is a Blue Violet/UV rays eyeglasses since I always work on my laptop. Aside from being comfortable for long time exposure to the computer, it also looks nice because the lens turns blue when light strikes it.

So, did you learn something about eye glasses and reading glasses today? I hope you did. Or are you wearing one? If you are, what type?

Infographic source: Cosette's Beauty Pantry

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fabulous Prom Dresses Every Teen Will Love!

I can still recall how excited I was during Proms. But unlike others who were just busy looking for their gowns, I had other priorities to do. As the President of the student organization that take care of everything for the Prom, I was as busy as a bee. I would deal with everything from food to decorations. But I am proud to say that there weren't any problems with the Prom nights I organized during my student years.

So, can a student leader like me still have enough time to choose  a design and look for a clothes maker for my gown? In truth, I didn't have much time. All the other students were busy looking for prom dresses and checking out designs. While me, I was busy organizing the Prom for them because if I don't do my duty, there won't be a Prom for them to attend to.

prom dresses

I love dresses especially if these are prom dresses. Hey, even if I was busy, I made sure I looked good all the time. And hey again, I am the President and I have to look great because all eyes would be on me during the Prom night. I actually asked someone to sew my gown but it didn't turned out the way I want it to be.

If only I have learned about Topswedding, I could have bought a lovelier gown free of all the hassle and the visits to the gown maker. They have every prom dress that every girl would want to wear during the Prom. I so envy girls these days because they can get stunning prom dresses from Topswedding. 

Wonder how their gowns look like? Well, here is one gown called Sweet Light Blue Sweetheart Short Prom Dress. This would look fab on petite girls for sure. With that details on a sweetheart bodice and a charming cut on the side for a sexier look. This can make you look like a modern day Cinderella or a fabulous Queen Elsa of Arendelle.
Sweet Light Blue Sweetheart Short Prom Dress
Yes, you can look fab not just during Proms but on other special occasions where you need a gown. There is a huge selection available in Topswedding and you will surely be able to find one that will fit your body type and style. You can easily find the kind of gown you need since everything is well-categorized in the site from Special Occasion Dresses to Prom Dresses. You can even choose a category depending on the design you like whether it is strapless, short cocktail dress and others. And you can shop by color too!

The designs will really melt your heart and will make you feel like you want to try everything on! Aside from gowns, you can also get accessories like jewelries, headpieces, petticoats, veils and others from their site. This will give you a complete look for special occasions in your life. For sure, you want to look gorgeous on a memorable day!

prom dresses

So, do you need a prom dress? Or a wedding gown? Or a cocktail gown? They all have that covered! Check them out at Google+, Tumblr and get updates from the Dress Street Facebook Page. And of course, don't forget to check their site too!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and all the opinions are my own.