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Saturday, October 16


I heard a lot about 168 from a friend as she always visit tiangges when going shopping. I had gone to Tutuban many times  during college as I lived in dormitory at Mendiola while I'm studying in CEU. But I have never been to 168 there, not even once.

Just last month when I heard 168's grand opening in Urdaneta City and we went there just two days ago to see what's in there. Well, they haven't had all stores open yet and some were still vacant and available. Most are toy stores and kid's stuffs and the rest are clothing and shoe stores.

And what we got there are for my tot.

 Hello Kitty bag for just P230 [original price is P250]

Disney Princess rotating crayons for only P100.

I have to say it was a great find, the bag is as good as those you found in malls as well as the crayons. And not to mention the price is far way cheaper. It's a great place to go shopping for gifts this coming Christmas.

Skin Care Tips

Want to have a healthy glowing skin? Here are some tips, mostly home remedies, to get your skin free from blemishes.

According to
  • Avoid direct sunlight, especially between 10 am to 2 pm. And always protect your skin by using suitable sunscreen.
  •  Don’t smoke. Skin needs a lot of circulation and smoking hampers the process.
  •  Take proper rest and protect yourself from both emotional and environmental stress.
  •  Begin your day with a half lemon juice squeezed in a mug of hot water. Lemon is anti-bacterial and helps remove toxins from your skin. For those while oily skin can have a second drink of lemon water in the afternoon. This is one of the effective free skin care tips. 
  • Always eat raw vegetable salad with your lunch. If your digestive system is not strong then stick to high-water content vegetables that are easier to digest, such as lettuce, carrot, cucumber and daikon. Similarly, cruciferous vegetables can also be included in diet menu but should be steamed before eating as they are harder to digest. Fresh, green leafy vegetables should also be taken everyday as they nourish, protect and detoxify the skin.
  • Sprinkle dry roasted seeds such as sesame seeds, melon seeds or sunflower seeds on top of salads and soups. These seeds, being rich in nutrients and good essential oils, offer natural lubrication and are effective for all types of skin. This is one of the useful beauty skin care tips. 
  • Avoid fatty food and prefer healthy oils. Fatty foods can clog skin pores and cause breakouts and sallow appearance. While healthy oils enhance skin health and luster.
  • A mixture of honey and milk makes your skin glow.
  • Remove tan from your face using a mixture of egg white and honey.
  • Mix 1/3-cup cocoa, three teaspoons of heavy cream, 1/3-cup ripe papaya, 1/4-cup honey and three teaspoons of oatmeal powder and apply on face. Let it dry for 10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. This mixture is effective for oily skin.
  • Mix yogurt, oat and ground almonds and apply on face. Wash off after five minutes with lukewarm water.
  • Rub wedge of cut lemon on the face and rinse it after 20 minutes with cold water. Don’t apply this on dry skin. 
  • Mix cucumber juice with milk and use the mixture as a cleanser.
  • Make a paste of grapes, lemon and egg white and apply on face. Rinse after 20 minutes. All the ingredients in this mixture are good for oily skin as lemon acts as a natural cleanser, grapes often it and egg whites tighten. This is one of the good home remedies for skin care.
  • A paste of honey, lemon and vegetable oil is a natural moisturizer and effective for dry skin.
  • Mix a slice of pumpkin with egg yolk and milk and apply this mask on your face for half an hour. Then wash off with lukewarm water.
  • For soft and smooth skin, just add had half a cup of honey to your bath water.
  • Make a paste of mint leaves, almonds and warm water and apply on your skin. Let it dry for sometimes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Dab buttermilk on your skin and leave it for 15 minutes. This will soak up oil fro your skin without parching it.
  • Apply carrot juice on your face to remove blemishes. 
  • Rub thin apple slices onto oily skin to control oily shine.
  • Apply ripe smashed banana for 20 minutes everyday for supple skin.
So there, hope it helps.