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There are lots of beauty products coming in the market. All promises that good for any type of skin and are made from natural ingredients. I am not easily deceived by catchy advertisements and affordable price when it comes in taking care of my skin. I always see to it to check products reviews before using certain items. I’m very meticulous in using cosmetics and skincare products because of my sensitive skin.

I’m glad that I come across with The Cream Factory. I met the brand when I attended a BDJ event last year and I immediately fell in love with its smell! I wanted to try The Cream Factory bath cream back then but I didn’t have enough money to buy one.

Luckily, I was chosen as one of the ten reviewers of their newest addition: the Scrub-in-a-Tub!

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Photo from The Cream Factory’s face book page

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I was invited to claim my prize at their office and I was fortunate to meet the very bubbly and accommodating Miss Anna Fernando. She introduced me with the Scrub-in-a tub variants. She asked me for my preferred flavor and I told her that I wanted the Goat Milk’s and Seaweed. I tested some of the content on my skin and it left a prickling sensation. Miss Anna then suggested I tried the Goat Milk’s and Jojoba.

Before I made my final choice, she informed me with the rest of the flavorful dessert for our skin!

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Photo from The Cream Factory’s face book page

If you want a little bit of hard scrubbing to your body, go for the Salty Scrubs: Seaweed for Revitalizing and Witch Hazel for Rejuvenating.

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(php 799 each)

It is made from fine rock crystals that exfoliate for a more youthful and healthier skin!

How about a smell that stays on your body? Give your skin some of the Yummy Scrub: Cinnamon for Purifying and Almond for Detoxifying.

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(php 699 each)

Both are chocolate scrubs that are made from cocoa bean bits.

And to those who have sensitive skin like mine, the Creamy Scrubs: Jojoba for Clarifying and Honey for Germ Killing is our best option.

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(php 599 each)

The gentlest among the three kinds of scrub that has walnut sprinkles that effectively removes dead skin cells!

 

Some interesting facts that definitely will convince you to grab and use the Scrub-in-a Tub!

1. Small but terrible
At first glance, you might think that the packaging is little and the price is quite expensive but wait your eyes are deceiving you! Look inside!

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The content of it is enough for a few months usage! The Scrub-in-a Tub eventually becomes my ‘skin’s best friend’ for three months now.

2. Scoop, apply and enjoy!
When I got the product, I had a skin irritation on my chest. It was drying that it looked like a skin of old people. A small scoop on your fingertips will do!

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After a week of using the Scrub-in-a Tub, I’ve seen the wonderful effect!

3. Good bye rough skin, hello glowing skin!

My chest became smoother! The color of my skin even became lighter as well! Yay!

4. I love you to the fullest!
I was planning to visit a dermatologist about my recent skin problem which was on my legs.

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Closer view

Thank God that the product came at the right time!

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No more ugly ‘scar’ look like skin irritation!

The miracle that you did with my skin was marvelous!

5. The Best ‘bath’ Buddy so far!
The Scrub-in-a Tub is better than the others I’ve used because it changed the way I bathe. I always look forward during my shower time! I’m excited to apply it over my body. It makes my skin relaxed and at the same time pampered. It totally leaves me happy and satisfied!

 

So what did I pick? Here it is!

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The Jojoba won! Hooray!

Buy the Cream Factory’s Scrub-in-a Tub now and have a delightful bath experience everyday!

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It’s been a long time since I have a give-away and since I had a wonderful time at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA for the NBA All Star Game Weekend trip, I’m holding a mini-contest!

 

BAG 1 or BAG 2?

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Who wants to own these bags?

If you want BAG 1, it contains:

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-Japanese Cherry Blossom (Bath and Body Works)
-YARDLEY soap
-Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate (2 pieces)
-Estee Lauder Modern Muse (1.5 ml)
-Temple Spa Quietude
– 2 blue head bands
-Sample packs: Curel, Shiseido, Ponds, and Temple Spa

 

If you go for BAG 2, it contains:

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-All Star Memorabilia
-Rusell Stover Caramel Chocolate
-Milky Way
-NERDS
-French Roast Community Coffee
-Notepads

But wait, I’m giving one of my readers a chance also to win! Leave one significant and/or entertaining comment from one of my blogpost from January to April 2014 and I might give you GC, product or both! Sounds good right?

Rafflecopter link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perks-Be-With-You/316743821763572?sk=app_228910107186452

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Follow the rafflecopter tasks. I will be checking all the entries so make sure you complete them. Tweet and share posts everyday for more chances of winning!

*Rafflecopter will determine the winners of the two bags while I will be the one who will choose the last winner! Remember you can only choose one bag.

*Promo runs April 16-April 30,2014. Announcement of winners: May 5,2014

*Open to Metro Manila residents only. Provincial readers can join but you will be the one to carry the shipment charge.

This give-away is not sponsored by the products inside the bags or by the Gatorade team. I got them during my US trip.

Good luck!


Time to believe! It was an early wake up call for me! We attended a different kind of mass where there was no choir and two priests headed the program. We used a book so that we could follow throughout the mass.

After listening to the great preach, we went back to out hotel and we prepared ourselves with the highlight of the day! The meet and greet with no other than Indiana Pacers Paul George! Hihi… Honestly, I didn’t know who he was but he played for the East team and my hat goes to him!

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We had a back tour first at the NBA players’ locker rooms!

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Nice warning! 🙂

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Let’s go inside the West team’s locker room!

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Now, who excited like me to step inside the East team’s locker room? 🙂

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It was a surreal experience to see their arranged uniforms and rubber shoes that they would use during the game.

We immediately being pulled out with the rest of the group for the meet and greet session.

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We were early for the M&G and the boys were truly excited. They put on the top of small table the things that they wanted Paul George to sign on. Unfortunately I only brought one ‘souvenir’ but I believed it was the perfect for the event.

When Paul George came, I was star struck.

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OMG! He is so tall and good-looking!

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My knees were weak when I asked him to sign the notebook. He was so nice in person. Though it was short and sweet, it definitely made my day!

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Hi Paul George! 🙂

The experience was priceless!

We went to the Jam Session store after the Meet and Greet. I was able to buy a lanyard as my souvenir!

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The NBA All Star Sunday game was jam-packed not only by fans but celebrities. There were Janelle Monae, Earth, Wind and Fire and of course Pharell Williams who sang his very contagious song Happy.

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So who was the winning team? It was definitely the EAST! The final score was 163 (East) and 155 (West).

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The hailed MVP Player was no other than my favorite NBA player, Kyrie Irving who scored whopping 31 points!

That ends my NBA All Star 2014 and New Orleans experience but I still have one article about my ‘food porn’ adventure in the historical city of Louisiana! Watch out for it!


Expect the unexpected. I always enjoy a little bit of surprises with my day. It was an early call from all of us. We grabbed our breakfast at the nearby McDonalds before heading for a bus ride going to Mardi Gras. We expected to see the parade with out own eyes but unfortunately we didn’t! Instead, the Mardi Gras World was actually a place where costumes and props are being created.

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Welcome!

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The Souvenir shop!

We watched a video on how the Mardi Gras started at New Orleans.

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We love the colorful costumes!

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One more shot!

Mardi Gras means ‘Fat Tuesday’ and it is always being celebrated during the Holy Week. We ate King Cake is a sweet bread that is popular food during the parade.

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For every box of King Cake there is only one that has a ‘doll inside’. Lucky you if you got the doll because you don’t need to eat another cake again!

After the film showing, we explored the factory.

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Kingkong and Queen Kang!

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Where is my head?!

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Are you the one?

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That’s more like it!

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Lovely floats!

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The finished products like King Kong and the floats are incredible!

Ghost tour anyone? Well, we didn’t actually see ghosts but we went to some places where paranormals are mostly felt and seen.

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The perfect meeting place!

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Our tour guide was Miss Liza who started our ‘walk’ with a house that is located in the famous French Quarter.

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According to her, a big fire took place on the ‘slave area’ which killed the 60% population of the city back in the day.

Our next stop was an apartment where a sad love story of a girl who died miserably in a rooftop because of true love.

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A wife and a mistress’s story was our tour guide next tale and she ended our tour with an evil woman who locked and killed her slaves.

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Sightseeing over the city!

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She’s beautiful but she’s not an ordinary model! 🙂

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Bumblebee is here!!!

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Wow! Human Bumblebee!

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After the tiring tour, we rest for a bit before we prepared our self for the big event! It was NBA State Farm All-Star Saturday Game! It was a battle of Team East and West!

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Nick Cannon: Host
Paul George: Team East’s Leader

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Stephen Curry: Team West

It was a thrilled night of showcasing their talent from

@ Sears Shooting Stars (There are four locations where the three players of each team need to shoot the ball as fast as they can): Winner- East (Chris Bosch from Miami Heat, Dominique Wilkins a NBA Legend and Swin Cash of Chicago Sky)

@ Taco Bell Skills Challenge (Each teams will send two teams with two players who will competing in a relay format and run the course for a single over all time): Winner- West (Trey Burke of Utah Jazz and Damian Lillard of Portland Trail Blazers)

@Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (The best player who can shoot as many of the 25 ball as he can within one minute wins): Winner- West (Marco Belinelli from San Antonio Spurs)

@Sprite Slam Dunk (In the freestyle round, three players from each teams will have to showcase as many dunks as they want for 90 seconds and in the battle round, it is a head-to-head match between the best East dunkers and the West dunkers. The slam dunk competition will be judge by the three NBA legends): Winner-East (Paul George of Indiana Pacers, Terrence Ross of Toronto Raptors and John Wall of Washington Wizards) Sprite Dunker of the Night- John Wall

It was also a night of great performance. Kendrick Lamar took the center stage and a surprised appearance from Vanilla Ice who sang the famous ‘Ice Ice Baby’ made the crowd crazy.

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End the day with a big smile, thank you Vanilla Ice for the surprise appearance!

I can’t wait to watch the highlight of my New Orleans trip, the NBA All-Star Sunday Game!