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Cousins Reunited

These are my cousins on my paternal side and the teenagers and little ones are our kiddos. Every 25th of December, we usually have a family reunion at our late grandmother’s place in Iligan City. That was when my father was still alive and most of us were not married yet. But some of us, cousins, lived in different places and having a reunion was a bit impossible. Oh, fyi, we came from a big family. My grandma and grandpa had 13 children and my late dad was the eldest son. So in this picture, we only consisted about 1/16th of the family. And this was not even in Iligan City but here in Cagayan de Oro where some of us resided.

We had a mini-reunion at Centrio Ayala Mall and it was fun seeing the my cousins with their respective families. I wish there will be more reunions next time but I think it’s quite impossible to do this year coz some lived faraway and in another continent.

Still, I am thankful for this mini-reunion. It was nice to reconnect with my cousins and to just update each other’s lives 🙂

Christmas Party at 1A Express Hotel

CDO Bloggers celebrated its Christmas party here at 1A Express Hotel (or 1 Avenue Express Hotel). This hotel is quite new, and it is located at the center of the city. It is very nearby the malls (walking distance actually) like SM Downtown Premier, Ayala Centrio Mall, Limketkai Mall and Gaisano Mall. It is just along the high way so transportation is very accessible.

Anyways, CDO Bloggers’ party was fun, chill and relaxing. Even my kids who were with me enjoyed it. Oh, my eldest daughter, by the way, is also a blogger so it was only my little one who tagged along 🙂

So if you are not from CDO and wish to stay in a hotel where you can relax but at the same time, go to exciting and nearby places, you can always stay at 1A Hotel. Better book a room now especially when they are still offering discounts 😉

Nailaholics: Great Argan Sale Year 2 November 28 – December 12, 2017

For a lot of people, the end of the year is when their skin gets the most attention. In part, it’s because as the year winds down to a close, the promise to make an effort to take better care of your skin becomes a big part of resolutions. But mostly because living in a tropical country during the most unpredictable season of the year, where the weather swings from sunny and humid to cold and wet in minutes, on top of all the sugar, alcohol and greasy holiday treats, can really wreak havoc on your skin.

Of course, eating healthy (a lot of greens, water, and fiber), getting enough sleep and a lot of exercise help. Unfortunately, the season to be merry, jolly, and bright is just around the corner, and it will prove nearly impossible to say no to all the revelry. So here’s a helpful insider tip: Argan oil.

Drawn from trees that grow in the southern region of Morocco, argan oil is a rich blend of antioxidants, vitamin A and E, polyunsaturated fat, and essential fatty acid. It’s literally food for hair and skin, eases inflammation, and gives it a boost of moisture from within that lends itself to an inner glow—the hallmark of healthy skin.

The great news is that you can get all the benefits of argan oil can from just mixing a few drops of argan oil into your trusty, go-to beauty products or by directly applying it onto your skin. This makes it a very versatile addition to your beauty routine.

That said, here’s an even better insider tip that is just in time for the holidays: you can get a free 50 ml bottle for every purchase of one 100 ml Argan Oil bottle at any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa branch.

Each 100 ml Argan oil bottle is priced at Php 1,390. Now you get to take home more with the Great Argan Sale, giving you a savings of Php 790 which is the original price of your free 50 ml argan oil bottle.

You better hurry though because this exclusive promotion runs only from November 28 to Dec 12, 2017.

It’s a small price to pay for a product that can serve as your night time moisturizer, a skin toner, makeup remover, whole body moisturizer, leave-in hair conditioner and can also be a cure for acne, stretchmarks and razor bumps and burns.

“It’s important to note though that you get the real deal. So be sure to get it from somewhere that has a longstanding reputation of reliability and quality. It’s the concentration of argan oil that allows you to receive all its benefits, so make sure you’re getting it from a brand that can be trusted when they say that they are giving you a bottle with no artificial preservatives,” shares Lorraine Baterina, Brand Manager of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa.