Friday Fun Find: Daylong Kids Lotion

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The quest for gentle, non-irritating products continues with Daylong :D I have atopic dermatitis and so finding items that are really gentle is always a priority. I also look for the same gentle formulations for Dan, David and Noah because I don’t want them to eeeeeveer experience the awful rashes and itchiness that come when you use a product that is not kind to your skin.

So enter Daylong! It’s a line of sun protection lotions, creams and sprays by the makers of Cetaphil. Cetaphil is one of the gentlest cleansers available in the market so I did not hesitate to try out the samples of Daylong I got from SampleRoom.Ph

Of course, with every new product that we use, a spot test is always necessary. I used the Daylong Kids Lotion on David and Noah during our most recent stay at Acacia Hotel. For the “big kids” the Spray Lotion was used.

Pros:

The Daylong Kids Lotion came with a guide on how much to pump per area of the skin which I appreciated. The lotion is spreadable, very light and was quickly absorbed by the skin so it didn’t leave white streaks on the kids’ bodies.
Personally I love spray lotions so the Daylong Spray lotion was perfect. Spritzing on the gel-spray was easy and did not leave any oily residue on the skin. It was also very easy to distribute on the skin.
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Both products have a very light smell and the texture of the lotion and spray were very consistent. No clumps at all.

Cons:

The price (eek!) The Daylong Kids Lotion is Php 1,450 (15o ml) and the spray is Php 1,295 (150 ml). However I have accepted that my skin condition requires me to pay a pretty penny for my lotions so yes the price for sun protection is actually at par with what I would usually shell out for skin products.

BUT there is a way my friends to get these items for free! Just sign up for an account at Sample Room. Last time I checked, they still have full sized bottles of these items that you can get for free. If your points don’t meet the minimum to get the free samples you can actually buy points! Galing no? hehe

Day Long Sample ROom

If you want to know more about Daylong check out their accounts at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaylongPH
Twitter and Instagram: @DayLongPH
Website: www.daylong.ph

(Not So Spooky Tunes) for a Fun Halloween Playlist

Party ba kamo? What’s a party without sounds?! (“sounds” talaga, I sound like a Tita hahaha) Because it’s Halloween and because I love putting together playlists, here’s one that’s sure to get the kids grooving and the adults dancing :)

I made this playlist for our Oreo Better Me Halloween Trip or Treats last Monday and Tuesday. We dressed up as characters from Star Wars from the event. I went as Princess Leia, Dan was Han Solo and David and Noah were Jedi masters!Stanley Ong took our photo and it was such a fun shoot! Hello ipapa-frame ko ito haha. It’s a good reminder din for the kids to be silly and lose themselves in a fun tradition once in a while. I really figured that if I want the kids to be game and to join seemingly silly events then Dan and I should be game too. It wasn’t hard having David dress up in his Jedi Master costume because he saw me and Dan in our get-up too. He really got into the spirit (sometimes it was TOO much spirit) and was waving his light saber all around Hotel Kimberly hehehe. The kids ate Oreos while Stan took our pics. Even Noah was munching on Oreos too (his OT will be very proud at how he held and munched on his cookie hehehe)

This was also the first year I ever really dressed up for Halloween (as in effort ha) and I have to admit that it was really fun! In our office, I was Queen Grimhilde naman from Snow White. I’ll post about the how-to’s of our costumes in another post but here’s our first official Halloween family pic! Thank you so much  Oreos for making this shoot and the Halloween Trip or Treats event happen!

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Aaaaand without further ado, here’s the playlist! Click play  to listen to the tracks.

Here’s the full listing:

Ghostbusters – Ray Parker, Jr.
I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
Purple People Eater – Countdow Kids
Trick or Treasure  – Jake and the Neverland Pirates
The Addams Family – TV Themes
Monster Mash – Halloween Hit Factory
Scooby Doo Where Are You – TV Themes
Rattle Yer Bones- Jake and the Neverland Pirates
Woolly Bully – Various Artists
Thriller – Michael Jackson

Kuya probably played the Ghostbusters theme a hundred times already. He’s currently playing a Ghostbusters iPad game and whenever I would play the playlist we would never really go to tracks 2 onwards because we’d get stuck on the Ghostbusters theme! He would always bob his head at the opening tracks which is always fun to watch. While making the playlist I made sure to also include tracks from shows the kids know. The playlist has two songs from Jake and the Neverland pirates which I was really proud to have found. I told Kuya about it and his face lit up when he heard the familiar pirates singing about “Tricks or Treasure”. For the adults I included the theme songs to the Addams Family (*snap *snap*) the theme of Scooby Dooby Doo and other classics. The playlist ends with the ultimate Halloween song “Thriller”. I tested the playlist on the family to get their feedback and to see if the songs really created a fun mood for Halloween.

My playlist is public so just search for “Halloween Kiddie Playlist”. You can save this as your own playlist or follow it. If you have Spotify Premium, you can make this playlist available offline so that you can play it anywhere and anytime even without an internet connection.

So there, I do hope you enjoy the playlist we’ve put together! Awwwwooo!! Happy Halloween!!!

Jollitown Comes Alive!

This weekend is just busy busy busy for the kiddos no? There’s so much Halloween Trick or Treating fun to do so if you want to take a break but still give the kids a great day, then the Jollitown The Big Fun Event is just for you :)

The Big Fun Event is a great way to celebrate National Children’s Month. On October 26  (yep this Sunday na!)  head on over to SMX Convention Center Hall 1 where  play zones and giant inflatables await kids! Get your bounce on inside Jollibee’s Bob House, slide down the Rainbow Slide or fill the town with bubbles from the Bubble Dome!

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JolliTown The Big Fun Event FB Poster
This event is exclusive to Jollibee Kids Club (JKC) members so sign up and register online here or at the venue

Ticket Price:

For JKC Members:

– Present JKC card to purchase ticket at P65 (same price for kids and adults)

– Ticket is inclusive of Regular Yum and a drink plus lootbag for the kids

– Multiple tickets can be bought with 1 JKC card at P65

For Non-JKC members:

– Register to become a member for P100 and tickets can be bought already for P65

Jollitown The Big Fun Event!
October 26, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center Hall 1
from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

A Hit on Halloween: Cheesy Cheez Whiz Salsa Nacho Dip

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Halloween is fast becoming one of my favorite holidays. What’s not to love with a season where everyone dresses up and gets candy? Di lang candy pala CAAANDIIIES. And yes, I am that mom who raids her kids’ plastic pumpkin pails when I need a quick sugar fix (nagpapaalam naman ako hahaha) What’s even more fun during this holiday is the horror movies that everyone has to watch just because the holiday calls for it. As much as I hate horror movies, the fear factor goes down when I watch these … [Continue reading]