Review: Frontline Plus for your Dogs

WARNING: This post isn’t for the fainthearted. I do review other products here aside from cosmetics, hence the name Pinay Reviewer. Besides, you might find this useful too if you have pets of your own.

If you also follow my posts on my personal blog, you probably already know how much I love dogs and cats. Currently, we have 4 dogs, 3 cats and 2 kittens. You can only imagine how crazy it can get with all these pets at home, but we love them so much. It breaks my heart when I remember that we lost 2 of our Persian kittens because of the intense heat recently, but now, we have a bigger concern with our favorite (shhhh) dog Marcel, a schweenie (shih-tzu and dachshund).

Marcel, our lovable schweenieHe’s such a rock star ๐Ÿ˜‰

Early part of April, we noticed there were ticks on him. I know, that’s pretty normal. But, imagine my surprise when while playing with him, when he jumped up to me, I saw ticks all over his body that I swear, I almost cried. It was the worst tick infestation I’ve ever seen in a dog, so I was deeply worried about his health and how all the itching, biting and blood-sucking affect him. Right away, I searched the web looking for the fastest way I can find to get rid of them damn ticks.

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Featured: House of Flair Online Store (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)

I watch a LOT and I mean a lot of American TV shows and movies. Because of this, I’ve been exposed to products that they enjoy over in the US that I know are not available here in the Philippines (particularly toys and accessories!). I also watch many makeup gurus on Youtube talking about makeup tools that we can’t buy locally yet. This is one major reason why I’m thankful for House of Flair. They’re one of the top online sellers I trust. ๐Ÿ™‚

I just want to say, the name is chic, and even the new logo and site (which the owner Suyen did all by herself… respect!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) . ย House of Flair is an online store where you can pre-order pretty much anything from your favorite online US stores. It can be books, magazines, cosmetics, shoes, bags, clothes, home items, children’s toys, or collector’s (limited edition) items, except gadgets and food. They also have some on-hand items ready for shipping anytime, but they usually get sold quite quickly. ๐Ÿ˜‰

House of Flair assures you that anything you buy from them are ordered directly from their respective online stores. This means you’d only get certified authentic products delivered to you. And guess what – all orders are shipped for FREE nationwide at NO minimum order amount! Definitely good news for everyone! In fact, I already have a list of items I’d like to pre-order through House of Flair (mostly foodie books and makeup tools) and I can’t wait!

To know how exactly you can pre-order US-branded items from House of Flair, go here: http://bit.ly/HvoSVE

I recently wrote about the Sonia Kashuk Breast Cancer Awareness Proudly Pink Brush Set sent over to me for review. I LOVE them. Check out my review and if you LIKE ’em brushes, you can order them through House of Flair.

5 brushes included in the Sonia Kashuk Breast Cancer Awareness Proudly Pink Brush Set

!! GIVEAWAY ALERT !!

Suyen generously teamed up with me here at Pinay Reviewer for a giveaway I know all you kikay readers would love. The prizes are a Sonia Kashuk 5-Piece Travel Brush Set AND Php 500 voucher to shop with House of Flair! Woohoo! ๐Ÿ˜‰

House of Flair and Pinay Reviewer Giveaway

The mechanics are pretty easy, and you all get a chance to increase your entries by doing the optional tasks and the daily ones. One winner will win both prizes and it’ll be done through Rafflecopter.

The basic rules are:

  • You must have valid Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts. This means your accounts should have friends, posts and activity by the end of this giveaway when I validate your entries.
  • Participants can only enter once, but can have additional entries by performing the daily tasks (tweet, sharing on Facebook).
  • Winner will be announced on our social media channels, PLUS an email will be sent to them. We’ll give the winner 72 hours ( 3 days ) to respond before we pick another winner.
  • Only Philippine residents can join.

Simply wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load and follow the mechanics. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. Good luck!

Giveaway ends on June 6th, 11:59pm.

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I Suck at Packing

Last week, I successfully booked a flight with Cebu Pacific for our Bohol 4D3N vacation in October to celebrate birthdays in our family (mine and my bro’s). I haven’t been to Bohol yet, and it was just perfect timing that a long-time friend of mine was also going to Bohol for a vacation with her whole family. We decided to move our vacation dates to coincide with theirs.

I know I still need to wait 5 more months, but I’m already too excited. The last time I was on a real vacation with my family was back in December of 2010 when we went to Pagudpud. Yes, we went to Baguio in March, but there was somehow work involved. I want a more relaxing vacation somewhere far away.

One of the common problems I encounter when going on a vacation was packing light. I swear, I suck at it. I remember almost needing tie down straps for my luggage when I went on a short vacation in Cebu. I brought everything but the kitchen sink! ๐Ÿ˜€

This closely shows how much stuff I bring whenever I travel. I need to work on that!

I also remember how much stuff we brought home from our 5-day vacation to Pagudpud. I think we started with just our own bags. And when we came home, we had about 4 or 5 more large bags with us. Sheesh! ๐Ÿ˜€

I promise to not bring my laptop on our Bohol vacation. I don’t want any distractions. I’ll just use my smartphone to check if there’ll be any problems at work or with our blogs. I plan to disconnect myself from the web, the same way we were forced to not have internet access during our trip up North. It was fun ’cause we all got to bond with our companions. I also got to experience everything with my full attention.

I just wish we can get a better deal in our trip to Bohol. I’m already starting to read on what our itinerary would include. I bet it’ll be another adventure. ๐Ÿ™‚ Need to prepare myself physically too, especially because I might end up bringing a lot of things with me again. ๐Ÿ˜€

Chocolate Hills, here I come!! ๐Ÿ˜‰