3 Reasons Why You’d Love To Get A Soufeel Bracelet + Charm This Christmas

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I was totally smitten by my Soufeel Bangle and Charms {you can read about my full review here} that I use them almost every time I go out. I love the look and the snug fit of the bangle on my wrist and I was  particularly in love with the charms. That is why I was totally charmed when Soufeel told me they will send another Bracelet and Charm set of my choice for me to feature on my blog.

I selected the following for my 2nd Soufeel set:

  • Snow-Covered Log Cabin Charm {$25}
  • Pink Railway Carriage with “Love” on it {$25}
  • Red Railway Carriage with “Forever” on it {$25}
  • Sleigh and Reindeer Set {$50}
  • Sydney Opera House Pendant {$25}

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5 Great Christmas Gift Ideas For Our Loved Ones

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Can you believe it is just a few weeks before Christmas? Our most favorite time of the year is finally here and yes, unfortunately, it is also the busiest, and for some, the most stressful. But do not let all the excitement and the many lists of things-to-do, not to mention the horrendous traffic everywhere, dampen your excitement about the merriest season of all.

Here are a few thoughtful Christmas gift ideas to get you started with your Christmas shopping:

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  1. Health Kit ~ most people, especially mums, will appreciate this thoughtful gift as the Christmas season is also the time of cough, colds, and other weather-related illnesses. You can simply get a clear box and fill it up with vitamins and medicines from your trusted brands like Unilab {just like the ones in the photo}. I recommend Biogesic and Solmux, as they can come handy this time of year. You can be as extravagant as filling the kit to the brim, or you can also opt to just include a couple of items the receiver will most definitely use. Christmas gift ideas, tips and tricks, Christmas, Unilab, Scholastic, ASUS
  2. Power Bank ~ who will not be delighted to receive a power bank? Everybody needs one to stay connected to their loved ones or social media on their mobile devices, or keep up with all their online games even while on the go without worrying about their batteries going dead. I highly recommend the ASUS Credit Card Size 10050mAh Quick Charge Power Bank, as I totally love using it! It is very handy and can be easily stashed in your purses or bags while traveling. It is also quick-charging and can easily charge 2 gadgets with its 10050mAh capacity. Christmas gift ideas, tips and tricks, Christmas, Unilab, Scholastic, ASUS
  3. Books ~ anyone will appreciate a good book and I do not they will ever go out of style. It is a perfect gift for book lovers, as well as for children to encourage them to read. Mums will also appreciate them, as they sometimes do not have enough time to buy something off the bookstore shelf for themselves whenever they go there to shop for the children’s school stuff. And just a tip, if you are planning to give books to your inaanaks or your loved ones this year, there is no better way to get them than at the Scholastic’s The Big Christmas Blowout Warehouse Sale where you can get children’s books for as low as Php20! I have already been there over the weekend and I cannot wait to share my shopping haul with you. The sale will be up until 23 December, and they will be open from 9am-6pm. I shall include more details in another post, so watch out for it! 

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    the little man in our previous visit to Kidzania, where he cannot wait to go back
  4. Awesome Experience ~ gifts carefully wrapped under the tree are not the only thing you can give your loved ones and friends this Christmas. Great experiences, like outdoor adventures, amusement park visits, or travels are also awesome and thoughtful gifts to give. The Christmas break is the most perfect time to do these wonderful activities as everyone in the family is at home. It is a great time to bond with everyone and create beautiful memories that everyone will surely remember for years to come.

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    anyone would appreciate a lovely trip to the spa
  5. Relaxation ~ the whole year had been busy and bustling with activities, especially for those who keep a 9-5 job or for mums who has school-aged children, that they will surely appreciate the gift of relaxation. This can be in a form of a Gift Certificate to a favorite salon for some pampering and relaxation or a day of bonding at the spa for a whole body massage or foot spa.

We do not really have to shell out a ton of money to make our gifts for our loved ones this year unique and special. A little touch of creativity, a ton of thoughtfulness, and making sure the gift is tailor-made for the receiver and I am certain your Christmas gift will be a big hit! Enjoy spreading the holiday cheer! 😀

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#StartCreating Cafe Style Coffee At Home With The New Nescafe Red Mug!

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Today, I #StartCreating my very own layered coffee at home using the all-new Nescafe Red Mug Machine

Yes, I am a self-confessed coffeeholic and my day just won’t start properly without having a steaming mug of coffee first thing in the morning. That line that says “running on caffeine” ~ so me, especially on days when I needed to fix me another cup {and another} to perk me up, or on some occasions, to wake me up during those days when I needed to stay up until the wee hours of the morning to beat pressing deadlines at work or keep up with the blog backlogs.

Although I am totally enamored with coffee, I try to steer clear of those cafe serving expensive coffee concoctions as they can be totally unhealthy for my purse, plus am too easy to please, a cup of 3-in-1 coffee is just about perfect to start my day right! So, I think you can easily tell I immediately said yes when I was invited to the launch of the all-new exciting product from Nescafe that would let me make those beautifully-layered and frothy specialty coffees right from my diminutive kitchen!

Introducing the Nescafe Red Mug Machine

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the Nescafe Red Mug Machine

Every coffee lover will be excited to get their hands on the all-new Nescafe Red Mug designed to allow the user to create a wide range of delicious and lovely cups of coffee. It was developed in Switzerland by Nestle coffee machine experts and aims for its users to create foamy Cappuccino, layered Latte, fancy Mocha, velvety Americano or just about anything anyone might fancy creating with coffee and a host of another delicious ingredients at home. 

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