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KimStore drops Prices for iPad Mini

KimStore, probably the most popular local online gadget store, has dropped prices on the iPad Mini!

Wifi version:
16GB – 18,900 (from 20,000 originally)
32GB – 23,100 (from 24,500 originally)
64GB – 28,200 (from 28,500 originally)

Knowing this has revived my lust for this gadget. They also dropped prices of the iPod Touch 5 to only 13,600 pesos for the 16GB model.

Currently, I am very happy with my iPhone 4. When the iPhone 5 was released, I decided I wanted it. Then the prices were released. It’s not officially in the Philippines yet so we can only buy it from the more entrepreneurial Pinoys who pre-ordered and brought it to our shores ahead of the telcos. The prices are soaring high! There is just no reasonable way I can pay for a unit. Frankly, my iPhone 4 works completely well and if I take care of it well it should continue to do so well beyond my contract with Globe that expires in April next year.

So though I got a little overexcited about the new release, even going to such extents as checking out iPhone 5 cases, I actually might hold out for the next update before trading up. The iPad mini or the smaller version, the iTouch, might be a more affordable alternative for the meantime.

Read more about the iPad mini from Mashable’s review.

Wil’s Steaktown at CashCashPinoy

Back in June to kick off our celebration of Alfred’s birthday, we went to our favorite steak house. Only, we found out that it wasn’t our favorite steak place anymore. I’m talking about Steaktown, now known as Wil’s Steaktown.

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Now my blog post about that experience remains to be the most viewed post for the year. But let me just clarify that I’m not completely saying that the food in this place isn’t worth checking out. In it’s own right, the food at Wil’s Steaktown is good. I did say though that we’re not going back there because we spent way too much and it really wasn’t the old Steak Town we had loved for years and years.

For those of you who are curious about tasting their fare, now may be the best time to do it. CashCashPinoy, our favorite group deals/discount site has a promotion for this restaurant:

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So, you pay PhP 550, and then order PhP 1000.00 worth of food and drinks. That’s a good deal! Wil’s Steaktown is at Wil’s Events Place along Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, Quezon City. It’s very near the ABS-CBN studios.

CashCashPinoy also has an exciting contest! Register at CCP and get the chance to win an iPhone5! Wow! Smile

Skin-Salvation!

Skin-salvation from Human Heart Nature!

When I started sharing my love for HN products again this year, one of the most in-demand product was the new Strawberry Hand & Foot Salve. Before that though, HN already had a staple in its roster of products, the Eucalyptus Hand & Foot Salve. Now it has been repackaged, with a new minty scent, that has oregano, spearmint, and lemon balm extracts.

It promises to soothe dry, cracked skin, giving a mild cooling sensation for a truly relaxing and refreshing experience.

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Many hand and foot creams and salves in the market right now use synthetic feel modifiers. Feel modifiers are petroleum by-product ingredients, like silicone and dimethicone. These sit in a layer on top of your skin keeping the moisture in but at the same time, clogging your pores and trapping in sebum, dirt and bacteria.

According to www.ewg.org, there is insufficient toxicity data to know if dimethicone and silicone are safe for use in personal care products. So why use them at all?

Our salve contains none of these feel modifiers. Instead, we use premium all-natural plant oils to give soothing and softening relief to your hands and feet.
Here’s an overnight treat for dry skin and cracked cuticles: After applying our 100% Natural Hand & Foot Salve on your hands and feet, put on socks and gloves before you go to bed. Voila! Softer, refreshed skin when you wake up. ?

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I personally prefer the sweet scent of strawberry, but the minty Eucalyptus would be perfect for those looking for a more relaxing, soothing feel to their salve.

As always, contact me for orders of any and all Human Heart Nature products.

*Photos and quoted text from Human Heart Nature’s Facebook page.

Pure Strength by Human Nature

Finally! Human Heart Nature releases a facial wash that is specially formulated for the Filipino Man!

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The very first product in this range is our 100% Natural Oil-Fighting Face Wash. It’s formulated with the right amounts of premium bamboo carbon to fight dirt and oil build-up as well as deep-cleansing bamboo scrubs for a clean, clear complexion. It also has energizing menthol to leave men’s skin feeling cool and refreshed.

So I guess there will be more products under the Pure Strength range for men. That is exciting to know. The boyfriend has switched from one product to another through the years. Sometimes, he would use whatever scrub or wash I was using at the time. He actually likes the Human Nature Balancing Facial Wash as well. I ordered this for him to try and so far, he has no complaints.

If you’d like to order this for yourself, or for the men in your lives, message me and we can setup delivery or pick up. I may throw in free delivery for orders exceeding 500 pesos in total. Smile

Should you want to order through the Human Heart Nature website, use this link to purchase with a 10% discount courtesy of yours truly: Buy Human Nature!

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*Images courtesy of Human Heart Nature

New from Human Nature: Powder Fresh Deo

Among the new products launched by Human Heart Nature in September 2012 is a Powder Fresh Scent of its 100% Natural Deo – now with better, longer protection that lasts all day!

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Just like the classic deos (I used the Pink Blossom before), this is still 100% fee from harmful chemicals. It is formulated to better keep up with an active lifestyle.

I am ordering this and looking forward to sticking to it. I used the Pink Blossom variant for awhile (went through 2 bottles) but it didn’t give me the 24-hour protection I needed. Meaning, that at some point towards the end of the day, I got to be a bit smelly if I sweated a lot. I didn’t get embarrassed by it or anything, it wasn’t too bad. This happened during summer too so that probably explains why. It was still enough to make me switch back to a commercial brand (Dove) but I will be giving this a try now that there’s a new formulation.

My Mom’s been using the Aloe Fresh scent until now, and she hasn’t complained about it. I guess our bodies respond differently to these products, specially since they are all natural.

Contact me for Human Heart Nature orders. I might throw in free shipping if you order >500 pesos worth of products. Smile

*image courtesy of Human Heart Nature in Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/humanheartnature

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