jergens 7-day challenge (completed)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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Imagine receiving clues and missions daily that will lead you closer to achieving the best skin you've ever had.

That's the Jergens 7-Day Challenge. How can I resist?

Not only is it super exciting to not know what to expect each day but I also get to try their newly formulated moisturizers which according to them is the best Jergens ever created.

The new lotions aren't your run-off-the-mill moisturizers. They feature an illuminating Hydralucence blend which penetrates the skin 5 layers deep, prevents moisture loss and reflects light for flawless skin that glows.

In true James Bond fashion, the challenge began with this mystery box that was sent to my house a day ago:


It came with my first set of instructions and the tools I'll be needing to complete all 7 missions.

1 day = 1 new mission.


And just like clockwork, I got my first mission today at 11:00am:

The objective was to "RADIATE BEAUTY FROM WITHIN" and I was to accomplish this by approaching a complete stranger and gifting her with a bottle of Jergens lotion.

MISSION 1: RADIATE BEAUTY FROM WITHIN


Thing was, by 11am, I was already out of the house working and I didn't have my extra bottle of Jergens with me. 
I set back for home around 4:00pm but then the traffic was crazy with almost zero visibility due to (super) heavy rainfall. I had no way of nabbing a stranger without the risk of getting them drenched along with me so I did the next best possible thing...


Meet Yaya D. Not only is Yaya D the best yaya/assistant ever, she also has the makings of a beauty blogger! Just like me, she has quite an obsession with skincare and I couldn't think of anyone else who would appreciate trying this new line from Jergens more than her. And I was right! My gift of lotion was the perfect ending for a tiring day. Now she can pamper herself before bedtime. 

An unexpected gift from me and seeing her sincere appreciation both brought glowing smiles to our faces. :D

Misson 1: Beauty that radiates from within = accomplished!

MISSION 2: LEFT VS. RIGHT

With work piling up, this 7-day challenge is (really) getting pretty challenging to accomplish but I'm not complaining. Need the extra work to compensate for all my spending this month plus I'm really discovering a lot through these missions.

Just like today...


Again, I received my mission when I was already out so I had to complete it after I was done with my events for the day. Thankfully, I could pretty much do this all by myself...

For Day 2, I was asked to apply the new Jergens lotion on one arm and observe the difference between the two:


For the sake of transparency, I didn't edit this photo. It was shot under the fluorescent light in our bathroom.

Arm with the RAT tattoo has lotion, the one with the cross doesn't. I don't know if it's very noticeable in the photo but in real life,  here's what I noticed:

  • my skin appeared fairer immediately after rubbing the lotion onto my skin
  • looks more radiant (no kidding :P)
  • even skin tone: I have tiny brown spots on my arms (I think they're sun spots) and they evened out after applying the lotion


In all honesty, I have never paid this much attention to the effects of a body lotion on my skin which is wrong. Mission no.2 has taught me to become a more conscious buyer. I should spend my money on products that deliver what they promise and this test proves that the new Jergens Skincare lotions make your skin glow and appear fairer. I guess the new illuminating Hydralucence blend really does work! Then again, they probably wouldn't have made us do this challenge if it didn't. Just glad I discovered it, it's like a BB cream for the entire body. LOVE IT!

MISSION 3: STAY HYDRATED

I can't believe I'm almost halfway through the challenge!

For day 3, my mission was to stay hydrated. Thankfully, I got the sms before leaving home so I was able to take my Jergens tumbler along with me for the day. I had to take a photo of my tumbler with a timestamp each time I had it refilled.


I like water, it's my drink of choice and I usually consume several pitchers at home on a daily basis. But today, my entire day was packed with events and errands so I spent most of it out and about.

I was never really totally conscious of it before but today, I realized what a challenge it is to have enough water to drink when you're out. It's easy to get sidetracked and order soda instead or put off having a glass of water because it's a hassle to get one or it just plain slips your mind.

Having a physical reminder with me allowed me to get more than my prescribed 8 glasses so from now on,  I think I'm gonna make it a habit to take along a tumbler with me when I go out.

My skin and body will love me for it.
Less dullness, less wrinkles, more glow especially when combined with a good rub of lotion ;)


MISSION 4: NURTURE RELATIONSHIPS

My mission for today was to take my mom or best gal pal out to a surprise dinner using the Cabalen gift certificates that were sent to me today:


The objective of this challenge is to nurture relationships because having healthy relationships with your loved ones go a long way in making ourselves feel good and look good.

This can't be any more true. I always feel extra ugly after a big argument or disappointment so I can see how this is essential in the path to having perfect skin.

In all honesty, my best gal pal right now is my daughter Nikola. She has a way about her that always relaxes me and puts me at ease. She feels like home and despite her young age, she always seems to know the right things to say. I think she's an old soul, wise beyond her years and one of the sweetest and most compassionate people I know and I'm not just saying this because I'm her mom.

This week has been extra busy so I took advantage of this mission to spend some quality time with her and catch up on the things I might have missed.

She filled me in on this hilarious new song and dance number that she and her friends came up with at school called "The Earthquake". It's a sort of rap combined with egyptian style dancing and ample butt shaking.

It's adorable and funny at the same time. I laughed my head off and totally forgot about the stresses of work.



MISSION 5: MAKE SOMEONE SMILE


For today's challenge, I get to share my blessings with you through a giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a JERGENS gift pack so you get to try their new lotions for FREE!

To make it extra special, I've kept the mechanics super simple. All you have to do is fill up the Rafflecopter form below and leave a comment on this post with your name and email address.

Winner will be chosen randomly.
(Prize will be delivered to your address so no need to worry about picking it up!)

Good luck and thank you all for sticking with me through all these years. Hope this giveaway puts a smile on your faces :)

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MISSION 6: HEALTHY HABITS

I can't believe that I'm on my second to the last mission already! I found myself complaining early on about how tough some of them were to accomplish but now that I'm almost done, I'm gonna miss getting these daily texts from "Diane" who I'm beginning to see as my own personal "Charlie" (from Charlie's Angels :P).

So anyway...back to the task at hand: Mission 6 is all about developing healthy habits and I'm supposed to share a family recipe with you that's good for the skin.

I won't be plastic with you, most, if not all of the recipes that were handed down to me by my ancestors are all about indulgence and not so much about health. They're usually laden with oil and other rich, fatty ingredients (think chorizo and the like :P) 

So for this challenge, I decided to share one of my own instead. 

Even better, it's super easy and quick to do. Even those who don't cook, can do it! It boosts the immune system,  makes for great breakfast on the go or as a post-workout meal but most important of all, it's packed full of ingredients that are good for your skin and prevent anti-aging.


Presenting my GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE!

What you'll need:
  • Blender
  • Knife
  • Half a bag of spinach
  • 2 or more bananas
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 small cup of yoghurt (optional)
  • ice and water
Procedure:

Roughly chop bananas, cucumbers into manageable-sized pieces, put a little bit of water in the blender (just so you don't burn the engine out, it also helps blend your ingredients more efficiently), chuck in your ingredients a little at a time while blending. Drink and enjoy!

ps. Sounds gross but it isn't. You won't really taste the spinach and cucumbers, it will taste mostly like a banana shake but better! ;P


Why it's good for you:

  • It's raw so you don't lose any of the vitamins and minerals you normally would when you apply heat to veggies.
  • Spinach - Spinach is loaded with antioxidants which can help reduce the onset of wrinkles making it a good anti-aging product. It also strengthens your skin tissue and has anti-inflammatory properties which helps flush out the toxins.
  • Bananas - Aside from numerous other health benefits, Bananas contain significant amounts of vitamin C and B6 which play a vital role in maintaining the integrity and elasticity of the skin. In addition, the large amount of antioxidants and manganese present in banana protect the body from damage caused by oxygen free radicals which lead to premature aging of the skin.
  • Cucumbers - Cucumber juice improves the complexion and rejuvenates the skin.

There you go, Mission 6, accomplished! Hope you like!
In the meantime, don't forget to join my giveaway, just scroll up for the Rafflecopter form! :)

MISSION 7: THE FINISH LINE

This is by far the most difficult out of all I've had to accomplish. It wasn't so much the task but more the circumstances I've had to deal with today to finish it.

My maid's been gone a few days so my days are mostly filled with chores, mommy duties and work. I had no event today, no friends to take my photo and no reason to get made up.

I usually shoot my ootd's under natural light with some bit of make up and most importantly, I have my blogger friends take my photos. They're used to doing this and I don't end up looking distorted.

The problem with this mission was that I needed to take a photo of myself on the same day they sent the text replicating a photo of myself taken 3 months ago. The only stock photos I have of myself in full body shot are my #ootd's so they're naturally gonna look better than any photo I'll be able to come up with now and with what I have to work with. (insert crying emoticon here).


It's unfair to the product and unfair to myself because it's an embarassing " 'day day-off photo with bad lighting, bad framing, shadows in all the wrong places and glorified houseclothes".  It does nothing to justify the difference in my skin which is a shame.

So please bear with me :( and just join my giveaway so you get to experience it for yourself :)

I'm glad this is over. (phew, that was tough).


For more info on the new Jergens Skincare lotions, LIKE Jergens Philippines on Facebook and watch this video: Take the Jergens Challenge and see the difference in 7 Days

123 comments:

Kisty / The Style Mermaid said...

Is this the challenge you were talking about earlier? :) You and Yaya D are so cute!


P.S. It was nice meeting you! :D

sarahtirona said...

hahahaha yea, what a challenge it was with the weather and everything! :P it was really nice meeting you, hope we bump into each other again soon! you looked like a doll kanina, so pretty :)

the dreamer mom said...

looks comfy!

sarahtirona said...

they are, super :)

kikaysikat said...

You make me want to buy Birkins. How much do they cost?

sarahtirona said...

hey kat! hahahaa, theyre worth it naman, price ranges from 1k+ for the single strap in rubber to around 6k+ for the leather arizonas :) the designer collabs are a bit more expensive :)

Abigail Fernandez Songco said...

mae abigail songco


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lovely tajuna said...

among all the jergens product that uve tried. which is your favorite? and you think the best variants?

Leilani Gamboa said...

Leilani Gamboa
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Aileen Barcarse said...

Good luck on your 'missions'!
Aileen D. Barcarse
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Paulline Joy Flores said...

Paulline Joy Flores
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Yna Bronozo said...

Marie Katrina Bronozo
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Liz Martin said...

I love Jergens - it smells good and feels good on the skin without the sticky feeling. Here's hoping I win 'cos I'm a lotion addict in general! :)

kristine Pelayo said...

kristine Pelayo
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ghirlieee said...

Girlie Marie Joyce Kilario
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Feng Manlapaz said...

sometimes the simplest things become the most hard to accomplish... Good luck on the remaining challenges
Feng Manlapaz
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Chelsi Bernardino said...

Chelsi Bernardino
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ria vanesa sarmiento said...

I want to try that jergens lotion Hope i win to test it on my skin also....Thanks for having this giveaway we have a chance to try the jergens 7 day challenge too..waiting for your next feature.God bless

Ria Vanesa Sarmiento

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Anna A. said...

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Yan said...

Yan Birog
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Abegail Madera said...

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tweetymiah said...

Name: Miah Juan Manalang
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Thanks for sharing your blessings ;) Hopeful here

magz_dc said...

I grew up knowing Jergens since my Mom is a true believer of it. I remember seeing a pump bottle in her dresser and the scent brings back childhood memories. :)
Agnes Dela Cruz
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Arra Morta said...

Wow! LOve Jergens! You look stunning Ms.Sarah:)

Arra Morta
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kristine Pelayo said...

kristine Pelayo
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Theresa Cruz-Escaros
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Riyalyn Gatdula said...

Riyalyn Gatdula
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sherry ann gole cruz said...

sherry ann gole cruz
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sarahtirona said...

Hi Lovely! :) The ultra healing is my favorite, you'll see immediate results upon application :)

sheryl an mungcal said...

Sheryl An Mungcal
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lovely tajuna said...

thanks.. im going to find that variants now

lovely tajuna said...

crossing finger. id like to try the different variants too and looking for best lotion for sensitive skin.. im lazy with using body lotions


name :lovely tajuna ,, email: kittylovesnoopy@gmail.com

cyril valencia said...

Cy VAlencia
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Balot said...

Thanks for the giveaway :
Name: Shiella Ang
Email Address: lotusshiella@gmail.com

Kristine Barnedo said...

Kristine Barnedo
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Aaahhh i really love your blog. It's super awesome. ❤❤❤

Pam said...

Hello! Beautiful hair btw :) Would you know how much their bleaching costs? Thank you! :)

Astra said...

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Liza Marie Valenzuela said...

Liza Marie Valenzuela
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Joel Cunanan said...

Joel Cunanan
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Jennifer Aguirre said...

Jergens is always on my moms dresser. Hindi pa sya commercially available sa mga drugstore or malls. Parang kulang ung dresser nyang may ilaw, kapag wala un. I even collect her empty bottles Jergens lotion then I will scoop the inside to spread it on my skin. I love the original scent. #childhood


Jennifer Aguirre
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ariane said...

Name: Ariane Dela Cruz
E-mail: arianedelacruz08@yahoo.com

jane dulva said...

I want to try jergens! I know since I was young but never experiencing how does jergens work.

aiza said...

name aiza sakaluran and email address aiza_pretty_17@yahoo.com

Joy Rebleza said...

Melanie Joyce Rebleza
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7 day challenge!! i would love to try that hahaha.. Thanks for the Giveaway. Good Luck Everyone!

Mary Jay Javier said...

Mary Jay Javier
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Elii Bereber said...

Name: Camille Bereber
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Lennie Mungcal said...

Lennie Mungcal
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Mona Tumbaga-Verdida said...

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Rowena Belleza
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Esmeralda Marteja said...

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elvira calzado said...

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More power to your blog!!!!

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Abigail said...

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Cathlyn Joy Roman said...

Cathlyn Joy Roman

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Vicenta said...

I want to try a new product of Jergens Lotion.
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Kikay Much said...

kristine domingo
one_stop_shoppe@yahoo.com

hoping to win i love jergens so much ^_^

Melanie said...

Name: Melanie Garciano
Email add: genlan21@yahoo.com

Pau-pau Alagao said...

I'm currently using Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion and I like it. :)

Paula Romana Alagao
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Maria Fern said...

Ella Correa
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Thank you

Istin Dizon Paigna said...

Maria Christina Gumatay
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Lovely Joy V. Merced said...

Omg! i want to try the best jergens ever created!


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gigi said...

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CCM said...

caryn morales
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Rolly Nunez said...

My mom is proud to be a Jergens fan and user. I really admire and proud of her because growing old means caring and sharing loving touch to us.

Rolly Pega Nunez

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Allyzon Mae Sabio said...

Allyzon Mae Sabio

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Valerie B. de Guzman said...

Name: Valerie Rose B. De Guzman
Email Address: kookerval@gmail.com


More smoothie recipe please?! I already try your Green Cucumber Smoothie earlier! Taste so good! More recipe please? <3

Lyzette Siazar said...

Lyzette Siazar
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teresa hundana said...

teresa hundana teresahundana@yahoo.com

arra carrasco-odeza said...

Arra Odeza
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My mother should try this 7 days challenge :) hope I win

Kristine Angeline Ocampo said...

KRISTINE ANGELINE SANTOS
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Joan Ebrada Ventura said...

Joan Ebrada Ventura
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Iris Castillo said...

Iris Castillo
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Cheath30 said...

Carolyn G. Heath, carolheathwin@gmail.com

Thanks for sharing! God bless you more...(^_^)

Jhay Ramones said...

Rhozallino Ramones
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Helen gatbonton said...

helen gatbonton
helen_17gatbonton@yahoo.com.ph

slither1004 said...

Aida Villanueva
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:)

czaroma said...

I think my skin needs Jergens ultra healing :)
Czaroma Roman
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Amabelle said...

AMABELLE WEE

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Crystal Cruz said...

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Annie Egalin said...

I love jergens, it keeps my skin smooth.. :)
Annie B. Egalin
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Glenda C. said...

Hope you made one of us smile :)


Glenda Candedeir
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Cyrile Oliveros said...

thanks for the chance. i hope i could win this! i grew up using jerjens. my lola mama and titas introduced it to me.

Anna Cyrile Oliveros
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Queenie Alice Magpayo said...

Queenie Alice Magpayo
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Donna said...

Hope to win :)
Donna Cristobal
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Jackie Bagang said...

Since high school eto po yong gingamit ko.that is why im glad you have this contest so hope to win,..I really love Jergens..
Name:Jackie (Jacqueline) Bagang
Email Address: bagang_jackie@yahoo.com

Joey&Dory Mendoza said...

Joselito Mendoza
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Jenie Rosanes said...

Name: Jenie Rosanes
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maricris abarabar said...

Maricris T. Abarabar
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sarahtirona said...

hey pam! sorry no idea, maybe you can give them a call? ty :)

MissDonyaMe said...

hope i would win! - Shari Jane Jansen sharijansen@ymail.com

mylenemcalleja said...

Mylene M. Calleja
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kristine Pelayo said...

Kristine Pelayo
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purpz said...

henley tabal
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Milay Gayatin said...

I'd love to win this for my mom. :-) Name: Carmela Gayatin Email Add: laymi0142@gmail.com

Glaiza Binayas said...

Glaiza Binayas
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Hoping to win! ^___^
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Marykay Marilao said...

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Kleah said...

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Sarah Grace Garrido said...

I want to try this new product of jergens;) hope to win;)
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lee rosales said...

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Valerie B. de Guzman said...

Hi fashioneggplant! I really love your blog and article. I hope you will post more smoothie recipe's! : )


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Jeraldine Tolentino said...

I love Jergens eversince it makes my skin smooth and soft...
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

jergens 7-day challenge (completed)

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Imagine receiving clues and missions daily that will lead you closer to achieving the best skin you've ever had.

That's the Jergens 7-Day Challenge. How can I resist?

Not only is it super exciting to not know what to expect each day but I also get to try their newly formulated moisturizers which according to them is the best Jergens ever created.

The new lotions aren't your run-off-the-mill moisturizers. They feature an illuminating Hydralucence blend which penetrates the skin 5 layers deep, prevents moisture loss and reflects light for flawless skin that glows.

In true James Bond fashion, the challenge began with this mystery box that was sent to my house a day ago:


It came with my first set of instructions and the tools I'll be needing to complete all 7 missions.

1 day = 1 new mission.


And just like clockwork, I got my first mission today at 11:00am:

The objective was to "RADIATE BEAUTY FROM WITHIN" and I was to accomplish this by approaching a complete stranger and gifting her with a bottle of Jergens lotion.

MISSION 1: RADIATE BEAUTY FROM WITHIN


Thing was, by 11am, I was already out of the house working and I didn't have my extra bottle of Jergens with me. 
I set back for home around 4:00pm but then the traffic was crazy with almost zero visibility due to (super) heavy rainfall. I had no way of nabbing a stranger without the risk of getting them drenched along with me so I did the next best possible thing...


Meet Yaya D. Not only is Yaya D the best yaya/assistant ever, she also has the makings of a beauty blogger! Just like me, she has quite an obsession with skincare and I couldn't think of anyone else who would appreciate trying this new line from Jergens more than her. And I was right! My gift of lotion was the perfect ending for a tiring day. Now she can pamper herself before bedtime. 

An unexpected gift from me and seeing her sincere appreciation both brought glowing smiles to our faces. :D

Misson 1: Beauty that radiates from within = accomplished!

MISSION 2: LEFT VS. RIGHT

With work piling up, this 7-day challenge is (really) getting pretty challenging to accomplish but I'm not complaining. Need the extra work to compensate for all my spending this month plus I'm really discovering a lot through these missions.

Just like today...


Again, I received my mission when I was already out so I had to complete it after I was done with my events for the day. Thankfully, I could pretty much do this all by myself...

For Day 2, I was asked to apply the new Jergens lotion on one arm and observe the difference between the two:


For the sake of transparency, I didn't edit this photo. It was shot under the fluorescent light in our bathroom.

Arm with the RAT tattoo has lotion, the one with the cross doesn't. I don't know if it's very noticeable in the photo but in real life,  here's what I noticed:

  • my skin appeared fairer immediately after rubbing the lotion onto my skin
  • looks more radiant (no kidding :P)
  • even skin tone: I have tiny brown spots on my arms (I think they're sun spots) and they evened out after applying the lotion


In all honesty, I have never paid this much attention to the effects of a body lotion on my skin which is wrong. Mission no.2 has taught me to become a more conscious buyer. I should spend my money on products that deliver what they promise and this test proves that the new Jergens Skincare lotions make your skin glow and appear fairer. I guess the new illuminating Hydralucence blend really does work! Then again, they probably wouldn't have made us do this challenge if it didn't. Just glad I discovered it, it's like a BB cream for the entire body. LOVE IT!

MISSION 3: STAY HYDRATED

I can't believe I'm almost halfway through the challenge!

For day 3, my mission was to stay hydrated. Thankfully, I got the sms before leaving home so I was able to take my Jergens tumbler along with me for the day. I had to take a photo of my tumbler with a timestamp each time I had it refilled.


I like water, it's my drink of choice and I usually consume several pitchers at home on a daily basis. But today, my entire day was packed with events and errands so I spent most of it out and about.

I was never really totally conscious of it before but today, I realized what a challenge it is to have enough water to drink when you're out. It's easy to get sidetracked and order soda instead or put off having a glass of water because it's a hassle to get one or it just plain slips your mind.

Having a physical reminder with me allowed me to get more than my prescribed 8 glasses so from now on,  I think I'm gonna make it a habit to take along a tumbler with me when I go out.

My skin and body will love me for it.
Less dullness, less wrinkles, more glow especially when combined with a good rub of lotion ;)


MISSION 4: NURTURE RELATIONSHIPS

My mission for today was to take my mom or best gal pal out to a surprise dinner using the Cabalen gift certificates that were sent to me today:


The objective of this challenge is to nurture relationships because having healthy relationships with your loved ones go a long way in making ourselves feel good and look good.

This can't be any more true. I always feel extra ugly after a big argument or disappointment so I can see how this is essential in the path to having perfect skin.

In all honesty, my best gal pal right now is my daughter Nikola. She has a way about her that always relaxes me and puts me at ease. She feels like home and despite her young age, she always seems to know the right things to say. I think she's an old soul, wise beyond her years and one of the sweetest and most compassionate people I know and I'm not just saying this because I'm her mom.

This week has been extra busy so I took advantage of this mission to spend some quality time with her and catch up on the things I might have missed.

She filled me in on this hilarious new song and dance number that she and her friends came up with at school called "The Earthquake". It's a sort of rap combined with egyptian style dancing and ample butt shaking.

It's adorable and funny at the same time. I laughed my head off and totally forgot about the stresses of work.



MISSION 5: MAKE SOMEONE SMILE


For today's challenge, I get to share my blessings with you through a giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a JERGENS gift pack so you get to try their new lotions for FREE!

To make it extra special, I've kept the mechanics super simple. All you have to do is fill up the Rafflecopter form below and leave a comment on this post with your name and email address.

Winner will be chosen randomly.
(Prize will be delivered to your address so no need to worry about picking it up!)

Good luck and thank you all for sticking with me through all these years. Hope this giveaway puts a smile on your faces :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

MISSION 6: HEALTHY HABITS

I can't believe that I'm on my second to the last mission already! I found myself complaining early on about how tough some of them were to accomplish but now that I'm almost done, I'm gonna miss getting these daily texts from "Diane" who I'm beginning to see as my own personal "Charlie" (from Charlie's Angels :P).

So anyway...back to the task at hand: Mission 6 is all about developing healthy habits and I'm supposed to share a family recipe with you that's good for the skin.

I won't be plastic with you, most, if not all of the recipes that were handed down to me by my ancestors are all about indulgence and not so much about health. They're usually laden with oil and other rich, fatty ingredients (think chorizo and the like :P) 

So for this challenge, I decided to share one of my own instead. 

Even better, it's super easy and quick to do. Even those who don't cook, can do it! It boosts the immune system,  makes for great breakfast on the go or as a post-workout meal but most important of all, it's packed full of ingredients that are good for your skin and prevent anti-aging.


Presenting my GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE!

What you'll need:
  • Blender
  • Knife
  • Half a bag of spinach
  • 2 or more bananas
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 small cup of yoghurt (optional)
  • ice and water
Procedure:

Roughly chop bananas, cucumbers into manageable-sized pieces, put a little bit of water in the blender (just so you don't burn the engine out, it also helps blend your ingredients more efficiently), chuck in your ingredients a little at a time while blending. Drink and enjoy!

ps. Sounds gross but it isn't. You won't really taste the spinach and cucumbers, it will taste mostly like a banana shake but better! ;P


Why it's good for you:

  • It's raw so you don't lose any of the vitamins and minerals you normally would when you apply heat to veggies.
  • Spinach - Spinach is loaded with antioxidants which can help reduce the onset of wrinkles making it a good anti-aging product. It also strengthens your skin tissue and has anti-inflammatory properties which helps flush out the toxins.
  • Bananas - Aside from numerous other health benefits, Bananas contain significant amounts of vitamin C and B6 which play a vital role in maintaining the integrity and elasticity of the skin. In addition, the large amount of antioxidants and manganese present in banana protect the body from damage caused by oxygen free radicals which lead to premature aging of the skin.
  • Cucumbers - Cucumber juice improves the complexion and rejuvenates the skin.

There you go, Mission 6, accomplished! Hope you like!
In the meantime, don't forget to join my giveaway, just scroll up for the Rafflecopter form! :)

MISSION 7: THE FINISH LINE

This is by far the most difficult out of all I've had to accomplish. It wasn't so much the task but more the circumstances I've had to deal with today to finish it.

My maid's been gone a few days so my days are mostly filled with chores, mommy duties and work. I had no event today, no friends to take my photo and no reason to get made up.

I usually shoot my ootd's under natural light with some bit of make up and most importantly, I have my blogger friends take my photos. They're used to doing this and I don't end up looking distorted.

The problem with this mission was that I needed to take a photo of myself on the same day they sent the text replicating a photo of myself taken 3 months ago. The only stock photos I have of myself in full body shot are my #ootd's so they're naturally gonna look better than any photo I'll be able to come up with now and with what I have to work with. (insert crying emoticon here).


It's unfair to the product and unfair to myself because it's an embarassing " 'day day-off photo with bad lighting, bad framing, shadows in all the wrong places and glorified houseclothes".  It does nothing to justify the difference in my skin which is a shame.

So please bear with me :( and just join my giveaway so you get to experience it for yourself :)

I'm glad this is over. (phew, that was tough).


For more info on the new Jergens Skincare lotions, LIKE Jergens Philippines on Facebook and watch this video: Take the Jergens Challenge and see the difference in 7 Days

123 comments:

Kisty / The Style Mermaid said...

Is this the challenge you were talking about earlier? :) You and Yaya D are so cute!


P.S. It was nice meeting you! :D

sarahtirona said...

hahahaha yea, what a challenge it was with the weather and everything! :P it was really nice meeting you, hope we bump into each other again soon! you looked like a doll kanina, so pretty :)

the dreamer mom said...

looks comfy!

sarahtirona said...

they are, super :)

kikaysikat said...

You make me want to buy Birkins. How much do they cost?

sarahtirona said...

hey kat! hahahaa, theyre worth it naman, price ranges from 1k+ for the single strap in rubber to around 6k+ for the leather arizonas :) the designer collabs are a bit more expensive :)

Abigail Fernandez Songco said...

mae abigail songco


abzi_87@yahoo.com

lovely tajuna said...

among all the jergens product that uve tried. which is your favorite? and you think the best variants?

Leilani Gamboa said...

Leilani Gamboa
killboredom08@hotmail.com

Aileen Barcarse said...

Good luck on your 'missions'!
Aileen D. Barcarse
adizonb@yahoo.com

Paulline Joy Flores said...

Paulline Joy Flores
Happy_pau@yahoo.com

Yna Bronozo said...

Marie Katrina Bronozo
ynayns023@yahoo.com

Liz Martin said...

I love Jergens - it smells good and feels good on the skin without the sticky feeling. Here's hoping I win 'cos I'm a lotion addict in general! :)

kristine Pelayo said...

kristine Pelayo
kianismine@yahoo.com

ghirlieee said...

Girlie Marie Joyce Kilario
girlie_kilario@yahoo.com

Feng Manlapaz said...

sometimes the simplest things become the most hard to accomplish... Good luck on the remaining challenges
Feng Manlapaz
grumpybearfe@gmail.com

Chelsi Bernardino said...

Chelsi Bernardino
chelsibernardino@gmail.com

ria vanesa sarmiento said...

I want to try that jergens lotion Hope i win to test it on my skin also....Thanks for having this giveaway we have a chance to try the jergens 7 day challenge too..waiting for your next feature.God bless

Ria Vanesa Sarmiento

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Anna A. said...

Anna Adona
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Yan said...

Yan Birog
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Abegail Madera said...

abegail madera
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tweetymiah said...

Name: Miah Juan Manalang
Email Adress: aimerej.aimerej@gmail.com


Thanks for sharing your blessings ;) Hopeful here

magz_dc said...

I grew up knowing Jergens since my Mom is a true believer of it. I remember seeing a pump bottle in her dresser and the scent brings back childhood memories. :)
Agnes Dela Cruz
magnet972@yahoo.com

Arra Morta said...

Wow! LOve Jergens! You look stunning Ms.Sarah:)

Arra Morta
naked_cannibal@yahoo.com

kristine Pelayo said...

kristine Pelayo
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Theresa Cruz-Escaros said...

Theresa Cruz-Escaros
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Riyalyn Gatdula said...

Riyalyn Gatdula
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sherry ann gole cruz said...

sherry ann gole cruz
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sarahtirona said...

Hi Lovely! :) The ultra healing is my favorite, you'll see immediate results upon application :)

sheryl an mungcal said...

Sheryl An Mungcal
sheryl100485@yahoo.com.ph

lovely tajuna said...

thanks.. im going to find that variants now

lovely tajuna said...

crossing finger. id like to try the different variants too and looking for best lotion for sensitive skin.. im lazy with using body lotions


name :lovely tajuna ,, email: kittylovesnoopy@gmail.com

cyril valencia said...

Cy VAlencia
cyvalcy29@yahoo.com

Balot said...

Thanks for the giveaway :
Name: Shiella Ang
Email Address: lotusshiella@gmail.com

Kristine Barnedo said...

Kristine Barnedo
kcbarnedo20@gmail.com

Aaahhh i really love your blog. It's super awesome. ❤❤❤

Pam said...

Hello! Beautiful hair btw :) Would you know how much their bleaching costs? Thank you! :)

Astra said...

Astra C. Alegre
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Liza Marie Valenzuela said...

Liza Marie Valenzuela
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Joel Cunanan said...

Joel Cunanan
josherrhainne@yahoo.com

Jennifer Aguirre said...

Jergens is always on my moms dresser. Hindi pa sya commercially available sa mga drugstore or malls. Parang kulang ung dresser nyang may ilaw, kapag wala un. I even collect her empty bottles Jergens lotion then I will scoop the inside to spread it on my skin. I love the original scent. #childhood


Jennifer Aguirre
luckyvixen2@gmail.com

ariane said...

Name: Ariane Dela Cruz
E-mail: arianedelacruz08@yahoo.com

jane dulva said...

I want to try jergens! I know since I was young but never experiencing how does jergens work.

aiza said...

name aiza sakaluran and email address aiza_pretty_17@yahoo.com

Joy Rebleza said...

Melanie Joyce Rebleza
mjbrebleza@yahoo.com


7 day challenge!! i would love to try that hahaha.. Thanks for the Giveaway. Good Luck Everyone!

Mary Jay Javier said...

Mary Jay Javier
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Elii Bereber said...

Name: Camille Bereber
email: elii.bereber@gmail.com

Lennie Mungcal said...

Lennie Mungcal
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Marites Javier said...

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Gervie Marquez said...

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Abby del Rosario said...

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Mona Tumbaga-Verdida said...

Name: Mona Liza Verdida
Email: monatumbaga@yahoo.com

Rowena Belleza said...

Rowena Belleza
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Esmeralda Marteja said...

Esmeralda Marteja
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elvira calzado said...

Name: Elvira Calzado
Email : calzadoelviraloste@yahoo.com


More power to your blog!!!!

Esmeralda Marteja said...

Esmeralda Marteja
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Abigail said...

Abigail Sy
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Cathlyn Joy Roman said...

Cathlyn Joy Roman

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Vicenta said...

I want to try a new product of Jergens Lotion.
Vicenta C. Rada
vicenta_21@yahoo.com

Kikay Much said...

kristine domingo
one_stop_shoppe@yahoo.com

hoping to win i love jergens so much ^_^

Melanie said...

Name: Melanie Garciano
Email add: genlan21@yahoo.com

Pau-pau Alagao said...

I'm currently using Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion and I like it. :)

Paula Romana Alagao
whitsplash14@yahoo.com

Maria Fern said...

Ella Correa
sareehzz220@yahoo.com


Thank you

Istin Dizon Paigna said...

Maria Christina Gumatay
istin_21@yahoo.com

Lovely Joy V. Merced said...

Omg! i want to try the best jergens ever created!


Lovely joy merced
bundlesofjoy@rocketmail.com

gigi said...

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CCM said...

caryn morales
ccm_1981@yahoo.com

Rolly Nunez said...

My mom is proud to be a Jergens fan and user. I really admire and proud of her because growing old means caring and sharing loving touch to us.

Rolly Pega Nunez

rolly.nunez@yahoo.com

Allyzon Mae Sabio said...

Allyzon Mae Sabio

iamsabio@yahoo.com

Valerie B. de Guzman said...

Name: Valerie Rose B. De Guzman
Email Address: kookerval@gmail.com


More smoothie recipe please?! I already try your Green Cucumber Smoothie earlier! Taste so good! More recipe please? <3

Lyzette Siazar said...

Lyzette Siazar
lianne_45@yahoo.com

teresa hundana said...

teresa hundana teresahundana@yahoo.com

arra carrasco-odeza said...

Arra Odeza
odeza.arra@yahoo.com


My mother should try this 7 days challenge :) hope I win

Kristine Angeline Ocampo said...

KRISTINE ANGELINE SANTOS
kristineocampo1984@gmail.com

Joan Ebrada Ventura said...

Joan Ebrada Ventura
sahara_moreno@yahoo.com

Iris Castillo said...

Iris Castillo
iris.castillo_31@yahoo.com

Cheath30 said...

Carolyn G. Heath, carolheathwin@gmail.com

Thanks for sharing! God bless you more...(^_^)

Jhay Ramones said...

Rhozallino Ramones
senomarj@gmail.com

Helen gatbonton said...

helen gatbonton
helen_17gatbonton@yahoo.com.ph

slither1004 said...

Aida Villanueva
slither1004@gmail.com


:)

czaroma said...

I think my skin needs Jergens ultra healing :)
Czaroma Roman
cza [dot] roman at yahoo dot com

Amabelle said...

AMABELLE WEE

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Crystal Cruz said...

Crystal Cruz
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Annie Egalin said...

I love jergens, it keeps my skin smooth.. :)
Annie B. Egalin
niehaoei217@yahoo.com

Glenda C. said...

Hope you made one of us smile :)


Glenda Candedeir
gcandedeir@gmail.com

Cyrile Oliveros said...

thanks for the chance. i hope i could win this! i grew up using jerjens. my lola mama and titas introduced it to me.

Anna Cyrile Oliveros
annacyrileoliveros@yahoo.com

Queenie Alice Magpayo said...

Queenie Alice Magpayo
queenie.1988@yahoo.com

Donna said...

Hope to win :)
Donna Cristobal
donna.cristobal@yahoo.com

Jackie Bagang said...

Since high school eto po yong gingamit ko.that is why im glad you have this contest so hope to win,..I really love Jergens..
Name:Jackie (Jacqueline) Bagang
Email Address: bagang_jackie@yahoo.com

Joey&Dory Mendoza said...

Joselito Mendoza
joselitomendoza19@gmail.com

Jenie Rosanes said...

Name: Jenie Rosanes
Email : daineniellejen_jcs@yahoo.com

maricris abarabar said...

Maricris T. Abarabar
maricrisft@yahoo.com

sarahtirona said...

hey pam! sorry no idea, maybe you can give them a call? ty :)

MissDonyaMe said...

hope i would win! - Shari Jane Jansen sharijansen@ymail.com

mylenemcalleja said...

Mylene M. Calleja
calleja.mylene@yahoo.com.ph

kristine Pelayo said...

Kristine Pelayo
kianismine@yahoo.com

Claire Sereno said...

Claire Sereno
clairesereno@gmail.com

purpz said...

henley tabal
purplishness@gmail.com

Milay Gayatin said...

I'd love to win this for my mom. :-) Name: Carmela Gayatin Email Add: laymi0142@gmail.com

Glaiza Binayas said...

Glaiza Binayas
glaizapixie@gmail.com

Hoping to win! ^___^
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Luisa Clemente said...

Luisa Clemente
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Marykay Marilao said...

Jackielyn Catalla
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Regina Carpio said...

Regina Carpio
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Fati Recede
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Maria Lourdes Laid-Guevarra
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Maria Corazon Letada said...

Maria Corazon Letada
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Cel Fajardo said...

Maricel Fajardo
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TheMissusV said...

Jhanis V.
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Olga C. Paguio said...

Olga C. Paguio
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Monique Villagracia said...

Name: Monique Villagracia
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Rosemarie Abarientos said...

Rosemarie Abarientos
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Neri Marin said...

Nerissa Marin
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raquel solis said...

Raquel Solis
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Kleah said...

Kleah Marie Fortunado
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Sarah Grace Garrido said...

I want to try this new product of jergens;) hope to win;)
Sarah Grace H.Garrido
sarz_gracielle@yahoo.com

lee rosales said...

i love reading ur blogs. hope to win your giveaway. ;)

Kj Biasong said...

kelly john a biasong
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Honey Pena said...

Julie A. Pena
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Kat Alquizar said...

Katherine Mae Alquizar
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Arianne Mae said...

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email: ariannemae007@yahoo.com

Valerie B. de Guzman said...

Hi fashioneggplant! I really love your blog and article. I hope you will post more smoothie recipe's! : )


Valerie Rose B. De Guzman
kookerval@Gmail.com

Jeraldine Tolentino said...

I love Jergens eversince it makes my skin smooth and soft...
Jeraldine Tolentino
jeraldinetolentino19@yahoo.com