Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Keeping a Clean and Fresh Laundry on Rainy Days

During rainy days it’s really tough to do the laundry, isn’t it? Well, I’ve resolved long ago that problem, ha-ha.  Here’s how I achieve a clean and fresh laundry during rainy days (and sunny days too!).

Saturday, August 17, 2013

3 Secrets for White and Odorous Armpits

Every time I give birth to my kids, I always got dark armpits. I have learned later that darkening of my armpit’s skin  is normal, I remember an article that I read and explained that  pregnant women releases too much melanin that causes hyper pigmentation or darkening of several parts of the body such as  the neck, nipples, abdomen and the armpits.

Alright, it was normal but in my experience, the darkening of my armpits doesn’t disappear quickly! I remember it looks like this, yaiks!

So, you may ask how did I get rid those yucky dark armpits?

Here’s my secret to maintain white armpits:

Kalamansi scrub - Kalamansi is a natural bleaching agent, it lighten dark spots and whitens the skin. I just rub my armpits with kalamansi juice before taking a bath.

Baking soda – I don’t use deodorant, I use baking soda to maintain sweet smelling armpits, ha-ha! I just mix baking soda with water and wash my underarms with this solution. Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is an effective odor remover, it act as a shield and neutralizes both acidic and alkaline substances to regulate pH. Baking soda is also my natural skin exfoliant, by making a thick paste from baking soda and water it removes dead skin cells that also causes darkening of armpits,  and help unblock my the skin pores.

Waxing – Are you still shaving and plucking? A-ah, better avoid these two. Our underarm skin is very thin and sensitive. Shaving and plucking produces micro abrasions and the result is a darker skin once it  heals. Yes, I wax because by waxing the hair is removed by the root, and when the hair grows back there will be less and softer, not stubbly as a result of shaving and plucking.  I made my own wax; this recipe was shared by a friend, I mix 2 cups sugar, ¼ cup lemon juice, and ¼ cup water. I just heat the mixture (don’t boil!)

Now, I am using Strip It! Tet posted this on her blog, a week ago I think,  and upon reading her post I was really itching to try it,  I quickly  ordered it online and the next day an LBC man is knocking at our doorstep. Wow, express service!  I was not disappointed by using Strip It; it is really a good product and an all natural product too, same with my homemade.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

10 VA Opportunities

So you need a job. Why not become a VA like me?

A  VA is a virtual assistant, a self-employed, works from home personal assistant that provides administrative, technical, or creative support to diverse clients.  I love my job as a VA. I have a flexible time, 3-4 hour work fits my time very well and compensated satisfactorily. Did you know that becoming a VA is the hottest work at home trend nowadays?

So, what are the opportunities waiting for you as a virtual assistant? Oh, a lot of varied tasks, please check these list, I know you knew and already doing some of these easy tasks:

Easy, right?
Actually, it’s just a short list,  these are the VA opportunities I saw on my e-mails, I know there’s a lot more.
Don’t know how to start? Read these:
I’m now a WAHM!   
How I landed an online job
Photo images: Google

Thursday, August 1, 2013

5 Tips for UPCAT Examinees

I’ve learned that by August 3 and 4, its University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) time again. Last year my son took UPCAT and I’m so pleased he passed it.

After months of preparation for the UPCAT, I suggested to my son these following tips:

The moment we knew my son’s building assignment; we did a short trip to UP. We look for the building, 
the CR and the best and fastest route to be there.

I make sure that my son brings his test permit, 2 pencils, erasers, sharpener, water, juice and sandwiches. 
Oh, I also make sure that he memorized his UPCAT Identification Number; I told him that he will be asked to write his UPCAT ID number more than once during the exam.

I told my son to dress in snugly clothing – jeans and a cotton shirt, and rubber shoes.

My son took the morning session,  his dad drive him to UP before 6:30 AM.  I make a point that he got enough sleep before the exam.

I give him a cue to read the directions, understand the queries and don’t hang around on a lone question. 
And try to finish the exam.

Photo Sources: Google