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, 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. ?

human nature hand foot salve

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 –

My Trollbeads

That investment I took home with me from Robinson’s Magnolia? Well I got myself a Trollbeads bracelet Starter kit:

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I got it as a way to celebrate my first time to go out malling in 3 weeks. I have been off work for three weeks while I get my herniated disc treated. When I go out, it’s only to the hospital for therapy. I’ve been to pick up my mom at the office too, but that’s just about it. This first outing was bittersweet. I learned that I still can’t go malling. My back would hurt after very few minutes of walking. Maybe if I can bring a stool wherever I go I can make it work. Maybe not.

Unintentionally, I chose a Murano glass bead that was the same as the one featured in their above ad. The Purple Stripes. The starter kit normally comes with the chain, a basic lock, and one Sterling silver bead. For this promotional, they threw in a glass bead for free (additional bead costs 1595 PHP).

Here’s mine (but it looks so much nicer in person):

It costs more than I’ve ever spent on any piece of jewelry. That’s probably because all I have are costume jewelry and very few are of gold, silver, or with real precious stones. No heirloom material, until now.

I plan on adding more beads to mark special occasions or events in our lives. I’ll also probably upgrade the lock someday. I’m also hoping this won’t be the only bracelet I’ll have from Trollbeads. I could either move on to another one, or maybe even get a necklace too.

Anyway, I spent a lot of time on the Trollbeads Universe site last night. They have a catalogue of their past and present designs there. Videos from their recent World Tour promotion are also posted.

They also have a Jewellery Box feature for customers to put together the beads they own. One can also personalize the name and description of the beads once added to your jewellery box. What a way to truly say that every story has a bead.

I love my Trollbeads and Alfred and I will keep adding to it Smile

Just Another Friday

Friday. In other parts of the world, they are already pre-ordering iPhone 5. As for me, well, it was just another day.

Or maybe it wasn’t.

Used the services of City Delivery to order lunch from The Chocolate Kiss Café.

Chicken Kiev w/ Mashed Potatoes for me, Hickory Smoked Spareribs for him. Eggplant Parmigiano to share. We washed it down with some orange juice, and iced coffee (cold brew).

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I went to therapy at 5PM, Alfred went with me. There’s some progress there, but no breakthroughs. Yet. The plan was to go malling after, so I could practice walking more. Dinner and scouting for a new wallet for Alfred was on the agenda.

It was our first time at the new Robinson’s Magnolia and we’ll definitely be back. There was a long queue at the parking entrance considering it was already 7PM when we got there. It wasn’t hard to get a slot near the mall entrance though.

We walked around for a bit, but it didn’t take too long before I felt like needing to rest. Up on the main floor, we asked a security guard if they had a wheel chair we could borrow, but there was none.

Inside the mall, Alfred looked around while I sat at the Nike/Adidas area. Saw a nice sporty tote bag that I would have bought if it was in a dark color. Near the escalators I saw racks of cellphone cases. Ended up getting a protective case for my iPhone. It’s much like the Otter cases (in principle) but the brand is Swisstech and a lot less expensive. I’ve dropped my phone so many times and probably will be dropped again, so a better case was definitely justified. And it’s in violet. Smile

As it happens, because I wanted so badly to find another seating area when we got up another floor, we went in to the Shoe Salon. On our way out, we had a paper bag containing a pair of shoes. Guess whose?


(image source: Sulit listing)

It’s really quite comfortable, and the only one in my size out of maybe 4 pairs I inquired about. And it’s not too high, no danger of damaging my back worse than it’s already been.

If I wasn’t aching to get seated again, I probably would have resisted the temptation of buying those sandals. Or, if the mall had more sofas and chairs available on every floor, that would have saved me a lot of trouble. Of course there’s no room for rustic furniture in a modern mall, but they had those black leatherette sofas in one floor, why couldn’t they put them everywhere else?

We went up yet another floor but didn’t find anything interesting for Alfred. We did note that there are plenty more shops waiting to open up. Then I saw a store I had not seen in any other mall before. We went in, joked around a bit (with each other, and with the staff), and walked out with what I’d like to call an investment. To find out what it is, you’ve got to come back some other day. Smile

I will show you what we had for dinner though, from the Adobo Connection at the food court:

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Looks good? I wish they tasted as good too, but they didn’t. We tried Kuya’s Fried Mix Adobo and Chicken Adobo sa Gata. Neither tasted right for me. It did taste better when you add more vinegar, but it still lacked a distinctive adobo taste for me. Funny, the Adobo Connection website claims that they were voted as the pinakamasarap na Adobo in the Metro by a show in GMA News TV.

At the end of the meal we agreed that we won’t be eating there again. But maybe we should give them another chance. I’d like to taste the Adobo Rice, or maybe even the Adobo Spaghetti. Hmm. We’ll see.

So do you think it was just another day? Perhaps not.

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