Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula for Pregnancy

_MG_5113Pregnancy is definitely a test on your skin. Your largest organ is stretched to its maximum capacity and then expected to bounce back like a rubber band after the baby is born. I was fortunate enough to not get any stretch marks when I had Fin and though many people say that genetics has a lot to do with it, I believe there are things we can do to help.

  • Gain the correct amount of weight (don’t eat for two).
  • Make sure you’re taking the right pre-natal vitamins and are getting the right amount of zinc (which has been proven to help skin elasticity).
  • Drink a lot of water throughout the day.
  • Moisturize. moisturize. moisturize.

I can’t say the last one enough.  In fact, don’t forget to moisturise even AFTER the baby is born. What you choose to moisturise with is entirely up to you, especially in our tropical climate where you don’t want to feel too sticky. I like rotating the moisturisers I use depending on how I feel. (FYI: You can read more on some of my other pregnancy tips here.)

Palmer’s is one of those brands I’ve loved since I was a teen. It has that classic, warm cocoa butter small that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a delicious bakery. It’s perfect for nights when I want to feel a little more decadent. Here are three products they’ve devoted to helping expanding moms stretch comfortably.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for Stretch Marks: A thick as their massage cream that can help improve the appearance of stretch marks or prevent them from even starting. It’s loaded with Vitamin with Vitamin E, Collagen, Elastin, and Shea Butter and smells like a chocolate cake.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter: A must-have for many women in their bags especially during the maximum stretching months when skin can get itchy. It contains Bio C-Elaste which is widely used for stretch marks during and after pregnancy and weight loss.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Firming Butter: Loaded with CQ10, this is a great gift for a mom who just gave birth. This will help the skin go back to its normal size by encouraging the cells to stay firm and healthy.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula products can be found at Rustan’s Beauty Source:

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Proud Wife Moment

IMG_6618.JPGAllow me to be a proud wife today.

Project “Thank you”, a TV commercial of the DOT and BBDO Guerrero directed by the husband and Edber Mamisao just won a Platinum Award at the recent Araw Awards.

In Carl’s own words: “This was our own little way of honoring the people who endured Typhoon Yolanda. May we never forget and continue to show the same resilience as Filipinos.” 

You can watch the video through this post from earlier this year here.


L’Oreal Revitalift Laser X3

_MG_0003Thank you, L’Oreal Paris Philippines for sending over your X3 Revitalift Range. I offered a friend of mine a chance to try to these products for me and these are her thoughts:

Revitalift Laser X3 New Skin Ant-Aging Cream:

What it is: A rich face cream  formulated with active pro-xylane, fragmented hyaluronic acid and LHA. These three ingredients combined help thicken the skin, they also give it intense hydration lessening the appearance of wrinkles.


  • After two weeks you already begin to see a noticeable difference.
  • The cream is thick, making it the perfect night cream.
  • Didn’t make skin breakout.


  • Too thick for day time use. Especially in our humid climate.
  • Heavily fragranced. I recommend having a sniff before committing.

Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Aging Transforming Eye Cream:

What it is: An eye cream that promises to offer the same if not better results than a fractional laser treatment.


  • Much more affordable than a laser treatment
  • Helps battle any dry skin in the sensitive eye area
  • Fine lines are no match


  • Doesn’t wok on deeper wrinkles and laugh lines.

Revitalift Laser X3 New Skin Anti-Aging Power Water

What it is: Not your average toner. In fact, it isn’t a toner. This treatment water promises immediate hydration for up to 48 hours and improves skin texture.


  • Great for daytime use when you want moisture without any heavy feel
  • Skin feels plumper after just a few days of use


  • You still need to use a toner if that’s part of your routine. This is a treatment water, recommended to be used after your toner and before your serum.

Bottom line: This is an affordable range of anti-aging products that work. It might not be for everyone, but what beauty products truly are? If you’re currently in your 30s and looking for a range to help keep dryness, sallow skin, and ageing at bay — this may be the line for you.

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