Sunday Link Up Vol #010

Hi everyone!

Its time again for another Sunday Link Up post! :)

I miss doing this, I realized my last SLU post was back in January LOL! Its been too long dears and now I'm bring back SLU for all our pleasure.

Here are my favorite picks lately.

  • Aaand last but definitely not the least, my favorite read this week is Liz's tips on how to become a successful beauty blogger.
Hope you'll enjoy my picks this week and I'm looking forward to doing SLU regularly again :)

Btw, just a little announcement. As I've said in my Facebook post I did not update my blog last June on purpose as I've decided to take a break from blogging. However last June was my birthday and Beauty Colada's 2nd year blog anniversary so I cooked a little something for you guys. I'm doing a thank you giveaway! Yey! :) I'll posting details and mechanics soon.

Today is also the 2nd birthday of my little princess patootie Jada Saffie. Just a little shout out here: Happy birthay baby. I love you darling with all my heart!

Have a great weekend loves ♥


DTC Mobile Giveaway Winners!


After 3 weeks of running DTC Mobile Giveaway, I have selected 2 random winners who'll get to go home with a brand new GE1 phone. The winners are:

Helen Gatbonton
Lhet Santiago


Just a quick reminder to Helen and Lhet, you have 48 hours to email me, jaja@beautycolada.com, your details (Complete name, address, and phone number for shipping) or else I'll be forced to draw a new winner.

Thank you to everyone who joined this giveaway. Stay tuned as I am cooking up a new giveaway to you guys :)


Introducing Priva Intimate Wash

After 5 long days we finally have electricity and water in our area. Our barangay were immensely hit by Glenda’s wrath last week. I was really scared during my Wednesday morning as I was making my way home from work when Glenda was at full force in Cavite. The van I was in was full of passengers but despite that, Glenda’s winds were strong enough to rock the van. We even collided with a flying galvanized iron sheet. I also was forced to walk from the main gate of my subdivision to my home as there were no transport available due to debris that were scattered all over the road. I was so scared and was praying the whole time. I’m just glad that no one in our family was hurt. I hope yours too were safe and continue to be so as the storm season is finally upon us.

Anyway, I’m here to introduce you to a new product I’m currently enjoying as of the moment – Priva Intimate Feminine Wash. This is UNILAB’s upgraded version of pH Care and is especially made for women with extra needs. 

As a woman I always make it a point to take care of my hygiene seriously. Here in this day and age a simple wash using water won’t cut it anymore as we are more susceptible to dirt, bacteria, and other icky stuff (ugh pollution and climate change). The times now are just different from before where the Earth was cleaner and a better place. We have to take better care of ourselves. Hygiene should not stop by the usual toothbrush, taking a bath, cleaning our nails, etc. We have to thoroughly clean our intimate area too!

Priva Intimate Wash by pH Care is a new product from one of my family’s trusted manufacturer (we’re solid customers through the years), UNILAB. They currently have two available variants: skin firming and cooling (blue packaging) and skin lightening and cooling (pink packaging). Both products offer pH-balanced formulation that gently cleanses and helps protect the intimate against itching, irritation, and bad odors. They also offer cooling sensation brought by Revitacool to leave you feeling fresh and clean. These were clinically tested by by obstetrician-gynecologists to deliver results and to be safe for everyday use.

Let me tell you how these to variants differ and what extra benefit they can offer you. Let Priva be your weapon to perfection!

Priva Skin Firming and Cooling 

If you’re conscious about sagging and loose skin, then this is for you. It is formulated with collagen, a known firming ingredient combined with natural extracts of Kwao Krua, an herbal root found in Thailand, which helps improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness. It also has Witch Hazel extracts that help retain the skin’s natural moisture. Claims to achieve skin firming in 6 weeks.

Priva Skin Lightening and Cooling

If you’re concerned about dark skin areas around your intimate area then this is for you. Me thinks almost all women are conscious about this. If you’re struggling with this area don’t you worry girl, you’re not alone, LOL. Anyway this is formulated with Gluthathione, a renowned whitening ingredient, and combined with natural strawberry extracts that help lighted dark skin areas. Claims to give you noticeable skin lightening in 2 weeks’ time. 

I particularly like and enjoy the cooling sensation both variants bring.  It feels very refreshing especially during my period or in a hot day. This is not really tingly or bothersome unlike other mentholated/cooling products. The sensation is just enough and not overwhelming and it goes away after an hour or so. I like that though this has a cooling effect it did not dry me out. Both of the variants are really hydrating and the best part is - I did not experience any irritation, discomfort, or breakouts (in case you’re wondering yes you can experience breakouts in your private parts, I did experience it once on a different brand who promised the same thing. I stopped using the product and the irritation/itchiness went away). I really like that this is gentle enough to be used on a daily basis.

I did not track if there were any changes to my private skin’s suppleness or if my skin already lighten. So I can’t say for sure how true those claims are but I don’t really mind. These babies are refreshing and they do the job well so I’m a happy camper! :)

I will repurchase these and recommend them to others who are looking for a feminine wash that will give you something more than what a regular wash can do and to others that are looking for a gentle refreshing everyday intimate cleanser.

By the way, do you know that UNILAB offers a variety of quality intimate cleansers that suit every Filipina? That's right, regardless of your age or what your concerns are, UNILAB has got you covered. Choose the right one for you. 

Also, there's a promotion going on for Priva, 20 pesos off when you purchase from June 1st to July 31st. Avail of the offer so you can get to try Priva for yourself. 

For more details and to learn more about Priva or other trusted UNILAB quality products you may like UNILAB on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and on Instagram, or visit their WEBSITE http://www.unilab.com.ph.

Have you tried Priva? What’s your go to feminine wash? Will you consider a whiter or a firmer 'singit'? :)


BDJ Box: May Unboxing and First Impressions

Its the time of the month for another unboxing of BDJ box.

The box of the month is titled "Summer Radiance". It contains everything we Bellas need to treat ourselves after all those summer trips. As you know summer is already about to end in a few weeks and all items included in this box is handpicked by the BDJ team to help bring back that glowing skin and banish the dry and dull skin caused by the summer heat. The first thing I noticed when I received the box is how heavy the package is! This already is starting to look promising. I cant wait to see whats inside so lets take a look at them:

Organix Hair Care Set contains shachets of shampoos and conditioner of biotin and collagen, agran oil of morocco, and keratin oil 2 pieces each variant. Also 2 sachets of moroccan argan oil penetrating leave on oil. Moroccan argan oil restores shine and softness best for dry and dull hair. Biotin and collagen infuses and fortifies best for thin and limp hair. Keratin oil strengthens and nourishes best for weak hair. Morocan agran oil penetrating oil fights frizz and strengthens the hair.
Full size: 13oz bottles (shampoo/conditioner) for 499 and 3.3oz bottle (oil) for 499

Dermal Sheet Mask helps restore tired dull skin to a healthy glow because of this moisturizing and revitalizing facial mask. It contains nutritional active ingredients that nourishes your skin and help bring back its natural radiance. My box contains 2 sachets but there are 36 different variants to choose from.
2 sheets for 140

Too Cool for School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack is a skin renewal sleeping pack that moisturizes, exfoliates, and shields skin from our dry environment. It soothes the skin while removing dead skin cells to reveal a smoother surface. I was given full size for this.
Full size: 100ml for 689

Godiva LicoWhite Whitening Lotion with SPF 15 provides sun protection as it moisturize the skin. It also helps even out skin discoloration caused by aging, scarring, and pregnancy.
Full size: 100ml for 120

Godiva LicoWhite Antiperspirant Deodorant helps you achieve whiter underarms while protecting it from further damage and darkening.
Full size: 40ml for 79

Last but not the least, Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel has colorstay longwear technology that seals nails for up to 11 days of lasting color. It has a gel-like finish that keeps shine longer. I was given 2 full sized bottles (shade 80-delicious and shade 90- sorbet) which are all summer perfect colors.
Full size: 11.7ml for 325

Btw included are 5 BDJ stickers that says "A happy woman is a beautiful woman" so true :)

Also included are 6 gift vouchers from Avon, Bifesta, Dr. CRB, I do nails, Lucido-L, and PAC.

Remember how I was disappointed with my fist BDJ Box? Well that's all gone now. I received 3 full sized items which exceeded what I paid for the box. BDJ team sure considered what we need as all items in the box has covered our needs from head to toe. I'm a happy camper ♥

Interested in your own BDJ Box? You can subscribe in 1 month, 3 month, and 6 month, scheme here: http://bdjbox.com/

Did you subscribe to this month's box? What item looks more promising or interesting to you?


DTC Ge3 TV Specifications and First Impressions

Finally, to wrap up our DTC week, here's my review for the GE3 TV.

GE3 TV is part of the basic phone line up of DTC Mobile. The first thing that I noticed about the phone is that it really felt heavy, and huge speaker at the back really catches your attention. The phone was made from plastic but feels solid and sturdy on the hands. It boasts a dual-SIM, dual-standby capability, Bluetooth, analog TV tuner, MP3/Video player, FM radio, 1.3 megapixel camera and a 2.4-inch TFT display. Which is basically what everyone wants for a standard basic phone. It has an external antenna for better TV tuning and the large speaker at the back which is shaped like a wheel is designed for louder and better listening experience. 

GE3 TV aims to enrich your multimedia experience and with a stunning battery life that can last up to 4 days this is really gives you the bang for your buck. 

DTC GE3 TV Specifications

Dual SIM / Dual Standby
2.4-inch QVGA (240×320) TFT LCD display
MicroSD card slot up to 8GB
1.3 megapixel camera
Front Alloy Casing
Loud speaker / LED torchlight
SMS: 350 / MMS: 50 / Phonebook: 500
Bluetooth / FM radio / Analog TV
Dual-band GSM 900/1800Mhz
microUSB port / 2.5mm audio jack
1,500mAh Li-Ion battery

What's in the box
DTC GE3 TV (Handset)
1,500mAh Battery
USB Charger
USB Cable
User Guide
Gift box
2.5mm earphone

Price: Php1,499
Availability: Available in all DTC Mobile Kiosks, Mega One Phones and Gadgets Shop!
To learn more about DTC and their other products, visit their official website at www.dtcmobile.com.ph

What do you think? Will you give DTC GE3 TV a try?

DTC Introduces Pioneer Brand Ambassadors in Contract Signing Event


Market-leading economy mobile device innovator DTC further solidifies its position in the global mobile industry as it unveils five key local professional basketball athletes as its first brand ambassadors in an exclusive media event at the Diamond Hotel in Manila. All renowned icons of their own league, DTC chose the quintet for their dedication, revolutionary style and powerful performance – similar traits shared by DTC. Today officially marks the beginning of an exciting partnership between DTC and the five ballers as they formally enter an exclusive ambassadorship contract with the mobile device giant.

The all-star ambassador roster showcases one player each from five outstanding teams, including Rain or Shine shooting guard Ryan Araña, Air 21 point guard Simon Atkins, Talk ‘N Text power forward Rommel Niño “KG” Canaleta, 3-time PBA All-Star Meralco Bolts shooting guard Gary David, and 11-time PBA All-Star Redbull point guard Willie Miller.

This is the first time that DTC has launched its own ambassadors since the company’s founding in 2011, making the said athletes the company’s pioneer advocates. Their addition is expected to bring the brand closer to its consumers. As five of the most exceptional players in the league, they symbolize active but practical living, which DTC consumers also exemplify.

Ferdinand Buensalida Jr., General Manager for DTC, elaborates on the partnership: “DTC is a brand that capitalizes on a strong commitment to customer satisfaction through the power of innovative technology and human ingenuity. We consider our people as one of our best assets.”

He adds, “picking our pioneer ambassadors came as a no-brainer. They are all the crème de la crème of their field and we are honored to welcome more people into our team who share our mission of putting dedication, skills, performance, style and creativity at the heart of everything. These fine gentlemen are an epitome of what DTC is all about, and we’re glad that more than affiliates, they are now friends of the brand.”

Only a few months shy of its third anniversary in the industry, DTC anticipates a more power-packed year with the addition of their first brand ambassadors, plus new smart gadgets in the pipeline, which are expected for release before the third quarter of 2014 ends.

About DTC
Established in 2011 in Manila, DTC Mobile is a top-selling manufacturer of high-quality and low-cost mobile devices including classic bar phones, TV phones and Android-based smartphones and phablets.
With its dedication to innovative technology and ever-evolving customer needs, DTC became an honoree of the Best Innovative Brand of Mobile Phones National Awards in 2011 and the National Product Quality Excellence Awards in 2013. Today, it continues to be the leading mobile device provider of choice for discerning users across the Philippines.

To learn more about DTC, visit their official website at www.dtcmobile.com.ph.

I'm a proud mom, a corporate slave, a book worm, a dancer, a skin care junkie, a late bloomer when it comes to makeup, a house cook, and a musician. I'm passionate for everything lovely and beautiful. I call myself a jack of all trades but master of none. For business purposes email me at jaja@beautycolada.com

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