The Many Faces of a Filipina Mom

She dons a variety of guises and wears different hats every day, but more often than not, she is simply known to us all as “Mama.”

Still, even the very idea of this persona is so multi-faceted that a “mother” can easily pertain to different kinds of motherly figures to us all at once. Let’s take a look at some of the forms and faces that these superwomen come to us as “Mama.”

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The Doting ‘Tita’

Setting aside the dreaded “May boyfriend ka na ba?” or “Tumaba ka ah!” comments that we typically answer with awkward laughs, our titas actually make great second moms by providing guidance in many surprising ways.

How else do you think would you discover the therapeutic effects of grocery shopping if not for her continuous prodding for you to come with her? Having a hard time making soothing interiors for your flat with trendy greens? Go ask your tita. Puzzled about the classy difference between your usual coffee chain and her favorite artisanal café? No need to worry, because tita will always be there to enlighten you, even about the most mundane complexities of this world.

The “Mommy ng Barkada”

Every barkada always has a mother figure who has taken upon the proverbial role of keeping the peace in the group, being the shoulder to cry on, and checking up on everyone ever so often.

She could be the eldest in the group, the years having lent her the wisdom that the ates and kuyas don’t have quite yet. Or, she’s simply ingrained with the motherly care and instinct that her friends often find comfort in.

The Office Alpha Female

She may be your direct supervisor, the department head, or the company founder herself, but one thing’s for sure: she’s the self-made woman you strive to become in the next few years.

You’re lucky if she likes you enough to have taken you under her wing; or not, if she seems bent on making you learn the tricks of the trade the hard way. Either way, her fierce outlook in life and relentless dedication to what she does in turn fuel your drive to pursue your full potential.

What’s most amazing about her, however, is how she manages to be the face of ageless beauty, elegance, and success on top of it all. Another useful lesson, therefore, that we can learn from the different mothers in our lives is how to keep the years off our face through a tried and tested anti-aging skin care regimen.

Complementing their timeless skin care tips—like getting enough sleep, using sunscreen, and hydrating inside and out, just to name a few—there’s a new anti-aging skin care regimen that is designed for today’s hardworking moms and Filipino women in general. The pre-sleep Breathe, Enrich, Dream Ritual—or simply the B.E.D. Ritual—harnesses the skin rejuvenating power of sleep and the youth-regenerating active ingredients of kojie.san’s Dream White anti-aging skin care line.

Three easy steps comprise the B.E.D. Ritual:

  • BREATHE:Relax in a quiet and comfortable spot in the bedroom, then proceed to cleanse and let the skin breathe by washing the face with DreamWhite Anti-Aging Soap. Afterwards, rehydrate, whiten, and nourish with DreamWhite Anti-Aging Facial Toner with Collagen.
  • ENRICH:Revitalize the face and neck with the DreamWhite Anti-Aging Overnight Cream before going to bed to prepare the skin for a night of rejuvenation.
  • DREAM:Unplug from the world, turn off the lights, and tune out distractions to focus on recharging the mind and body with restful sleep.

The kojie.san DreamWhite B.E.D. Ritual doesn’t end when women wake up. Also included in the skin care line is the DreamWhite Blemish Correcting Cream, which is best used both during the day and night to reduce skin imperfections and lighten dark facial spots; and the DreamWhite Anti-Aging Cream with Sunscreen, that protects the skin against the harmful effects of sun exposure.

With moms’ anti-aging secrets now in your fingertips, you too can look forward to a future of ageless beauty and grace. Whether you’re a busy mom, a doting tita, or the mommy of your barkada, start putting aging to bed with kojie.san Dream White and the B.E.D. Ritual today.

To know more about kojie.san DreamWhite and our pre-sleep, anti-aging, Asian beauty regimen—the B.E.D. Ritual—visit our social media pages on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/KSDreamWhite/ and Instagram @ksdreamwhite.

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Olay Total Effects Day Cream

A couple of days back, I received a gift from BDJ Box and Olay which includes Olay Moisturizing Body Wash and this.

Olay Total Effects Day Cream

Olay is promising to fight the 7 Signs of Ageing:
1)Fine Lines and Wrinkles – reduces and erases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
2)Uneven Skin Tone – balances and even outs color
3)Age Spots – blurring appearance of age spots
4)Rough Texture – smooths and even outs skin texture
5)Skin Dryness – provides nourishing moisturisation
6)Skin Dullness – gives skin a healthy radiance and glow
7)Enlarge Pores – reduces pore size

I love the economical design of the tube (a little science: gravity will help you used up all this bottle’s content) and the orifice is just right – you could control the amount of product hence lesser/no chance of excess/waste; that also means longer usage. For frugal moms; before throwing this out after emptying, snip the tube to extract the leftovers of entire bottle. #beentheredonethat

How to apply: right after cleanser and toner, smoothen out a pea-size on face and neck.

Not so viscous, easy to apply. It just glides on my skin. Lightweight and with a thin application, it will not feel heavy (like there’s a thin-film) on skin. Spread quickly as it easily dries up.

I personally use this as a primer/moisturizer before foundation application. I love the hint of scent of this, and so far, no breakouts. I also just use this as it is, I meant cleanse, tone and this, eyebrows and liptint – Gerilen ready to go!