The secret’s out and everyone’s talking about it! Do you want in on it? Read on….

Dull and rough hair, split ends, pesky frizz, dry and damaged hair – you’d be lucky to have to deal with just one of those problems. I’m one of those not-so-lucky ones who are laden with almost a handful of them. These hair problems do not only… but also make daily grooming a chore. Have you ever managed to put your makeup and to get your hair done in less than 15 minutes? Seems impossible, right?! Not totally impossible though with healthy skin and healthy hair. With this being said, there are people out there who can do this, so of course, it is not impossible. When we look at celebrities like Kim K or Rihanna who have healthy, glossy hair, it could be down to the professional hair products that they use that gives their hair the shine we’ve all been looking for. So there is hope for us all.

The Secret Weapon to Beautiful Hair

Say goodbye to hair damage without having to go through expensive salon treatments. The secret weapon against damage and the key to beautiful hair is within your reach. Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner works wonders inside and out to make your hair stronger and shinier in just three minutes. If you happen to have blonde hair, using special blonde shampoo is normally recommended as it can help you retain your natural light colour. People often ask which shampoo should you use for blonde hair? I suggest that people try out multiple different products and see which ones have the best result on their hair. No one’s hair is the exact same and all products react differently to an individual’s hair!

Cationic polymer is positively charged to neutralize damaged portions of hair, and forms a shield to protect hair from future damage.

Pantene’s new formula has an improved conditioning agent or cationic polymer that forms a protective layer around hair strands. With less friction between hair strands, you get hair that’s tangle-free. Saves you precious minutes of detangling before heading off for work!

Terminal Amino-Silicones help protect the hair’s inner structure or cortex to prevent future damage and moisture loss from styling.

If you already like Pantene’s regular conditioners, you’ll love this one even more. It has 80% more key conditioning ingredients including the highest ever level of advanced Terminal Amino-Silicones (TAS). That’s how your hair is transformed from brittle and damaged to soft and beautiful with just a few uses of Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner. TAS flattens and smoothens the outer layer on the hair surface consequently protecting the moisture balance of hair. Now you can style your hair without worrying much about damaging it. Since my hair had perfect moisture, I could effortlessly curl my hair using my automatic curler. Better yet! Choosing the best hair curler for your hair type could actually ease half your struggle when it comes to hairstyling. That along with soft beautiful hair, you won’t need to spend hours styling your tresses.

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My Own Pantene Miracle Experience

I’ve always loved Pantene conditioners so I may sound a bit biased here (ok, maybe a lot biased!). The Pantene 3 Minute Miracle is great to have when you need to give your hair a boost but can only spare a few extra minutes in the shower. Compared to the Pantene daily intensive conditioners I use, this one is a lot thicker in consistency. Left for exactly 3 minutes, it coats my hair enough to make combing fuss-free and to give it that soft feel. I love to leave it on for a few minutes longer though. I can actually do away with combing and blow drying my hair after using this conditioner. I’m a work-at-home-mom so I’m able to just towel dry my hair and leave it to air dry – yes, without combing it (perks of being a WAHM including working in our PJs). Once dry, I just run my fingers through my hair and it’s all set. 🙂

This is great to have around when you don’t have time to go to the salon and need a quick-fix. You have to use it often though to achieve the best results. To maintain my hair, I also use Pantene Daily Intensive Conditioner every day.

Experience the Pantene Miracle

Don’t just take my word for it. Experience the Pantene Miracle for yourself! All it takes is 3 minutes to have touchable, soft and beautiful hair. You’ll believe in miracles on your first try. I’m absolutely certain you’d agree that this is one beauty product you absolutely must-have. Stock up while it’s at 50% off on the entire month of February.

It does take a miracle to get healthy, beautiful hair but, fortunately, that miracle is within reach with the Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner!

Fun Snack Time with Pretzel Crisps

Crunchy. Crispy. Cheesy. Savory. Just about everything you need for a delightful snack!  And a “humongous” box of such treats was delivered to our home yesterday just before snack time.

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Whoa! It’s Humongous!!! (kids’ reaction when they saw the box)

Jack ‘n Jill Pretzel Crisps puts a new spin on the all-time favorite pretzel by making it lighter and crispier.  It can get pretty confusing whether you’re eating pretzels or chips – either way, these Pretzel Crisps make snack time lotsa fun for my kids.  The little girl and I love the Cheese ‘n Garlic variant while the li’l boy (surprisingly) favors the Honey Mustard one.

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It’s Pretzel Crisps Cheese ‘n Garlic for this li’l girl. Best eaten with a glass of cold milk! 😉

Pretzel Crisps aren’t just for kids though.  It’s for everyone of any age who loves fun and adventure.  It’s a really great snack to share with friends! The savory flavors and delightful crunch of Jack ‘n Jill Pretzel Crisps bring fun and excitement to life’s adventures.  What’s more, a pack costs less than 20 pesos which means there’ll always be plenty of Pretzel Crisps to share with everyone.

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Add more fun and excitement to life’s adventures with the delightful crunch of Jack ‘n Jill Pretzel Crisps.

Want a share of our loot?  Head on over to our Facebook Page to find out how. 😀

Pantene Has Got My Hair Covered

Pantene is one of the two conditioner brands that I have been using for many years now.  When I received a package of three Pantene Daily Intensive Conditioners, there was no need to test the products out for me to rave about them.  They’ve been tried and tested through the years. Having remained a Pantene user for this many years already says a lot about how much I love their products.  After discovering the #BeautifulScience behind Pantene though, I couldn’t resist testing if it really works.

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For my mini-experiment, I parted my hair in half after shampooing and used Pantene Color and Perm Daily Intensive Conditioner (I had my hair colored a few weeks ago so this is what I’ve been using lately) on the right half.  I then compared the texture and appearance of both halves right after rinsing, after towel drying, and when my hair was fully dry.  When my husband came home, I also asked him if he could tell any difference between both halves.

Here’s how my mini-experiment went:

After shampooing my hair, I gently squeezed my hair to drain off excess water. I then squeezed an adequate amount of Pantene Daily Intensive Conditioner on my palm and spread it on my palm and in between fingers.

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Like icing on my hair. 😀 Whoever thought of using a star tip on the tube was a genius! I don’t remember when exactly they changed the design of the packaging but I do remember squealing in delight the first time Pantene came out like this when I squeezed the tube.

I parted my hair in the middle and applied the conditioner on the right half. I let it soak for a couple of minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Right after rinsing, I already noticed significant difference. The side with Pantene conditioner was tangle-free and I could easily run my fingers through my hair.  The other side felt wiry and rough.  After towel drying, I took a picture of both sides.  Check out the two pictures below.

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Did you notice that the left side was frizzy while the right one was smooth and straight?  Here’s another picture where the difference is more evident.

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Even without using a blowdryer, the side with Pantene was still sleek and not frizzy. After a few hours, the Pantene side remained tangle-free, shiny, and smooth.  When my husband came home, I asked him if he could any difference between the two halves.  He said that the right side was smoother and smelled great.

You can really tell the Pantene difference.  The Pantene side stayed soft, smooth, and fragrant more than 12 hours after shampooing – and even after a couple of hours exposed to city pollution and sunlight.

After doing this comparison, I am now more confident in saying that I use Pantene Daily Intensive Conditioner because it really works!

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The Beautiful Science behind Great Hair Care

Want to say goodbye to bad hair days?  You can try just every other hair care product out there until you find the perfect one for you. OR you can try to understand the science behind hair care and use that knowledge to choose the best products for your hair. I’d choose the latter if I were you. 🙂

The word SCIENCE does sound terrifying (think chemistry, biology, and physics), but bear with me here as I share what BEAUTIFUL SCIENCE is all about. Promise you won’t need to know Avogadro’s number or the atomic theory to understand this. 😉

#BeautifulScience Behind Pantene

The Problem

To know what makes your hair beautiful, you must know first what damages it. Pantene Technologies identified the most common agents of hair damage:

  • chemical treatments
  • rough brushing
  • tying hair too tightly
  • vigorous drying with a towel
  • prolonged exposure to the sun or to water
  • heat from blow dryers

These agents strip off or erode the hair cuticle(the outer protective covering of hair) exposing the cortex(inner hair structure) to damage. When this happens, hair becomes dry, dull, and brittle. This can lead to split ends, breakage, frizziness, hair fall, and other signs of hair damage.

The Solution

To restore hair health and protect it from further damage, the exposed hair cortex must be covered or the cuticle replaced and strengthened. This is exactly what Pantene Daily Intensive Conditioner does – it deposits a protective layer to seal every strand of hair protecting it from further damage and restoring its shine. This is the very reason why hair conditioned by Pantene passes the Static Generator Experiment.

Still not convinced? Watch the video below and find out the #BeautifulScience behind Pantene.

No camera tricks. No special effects. Just pure science.

Pantene’s Hair Conditioners

The World’s No. 1 Conditioner Brand provides us with different variants of Daily Intensive Conditioners that target specific hair concerns. I personally use the Pantene Color and Perm for chemically treated hair and the Pantene Total Damage Care.  Other variants include  Pantene Aqua Pure for those with fine hair, Pantene Hair Fall Control, and Pantene Silky Smooth Care. They’re available in 180ml (Php 149.00) and 340ml (Php 219.00) plastic tubes in supermarkets and department stores nationwide.

Want to hear of how I discovered and loved the #BeautifulScience behind Pantene?  Click here to read my post about it.

New Look, New Commercials, More Magic Moments

So you’re having an awfully bad day beset with problems on how to make ends meet raising your child all on your own. You take your child to the grocery to buy whatever essentials you could with the little money you have left. Then out of nowhere, John Lloyd Cruz appears and tells you that you have won a domestic vacation package. Now that is one MAGIC MOMENT! And that is exactly what happened to Jenevie Verances.

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Jen was just buying groceries when she was chosen. The sound of her young child’s squeaky shoes caught the attention of the Magic Flakes Magic Moments team. Watch the video to see how her day became truly magical.


More MAGIC Moments

Jen’s story is just one of the many Magic-al surprises sprung by John Lloyd Cruz on Magic consumers. From the 8 activations in 2013 that brought happiness and immeasurable delight to consumers in Metro Manila, MAGIC now holds activations across all regions. Jen was buying Magic Chips in Cebu when she won. Other Magic consumers from Iloilo, Pampanga, and Laguna have also won various prizes such as Magic Family Treat, Magic Back-to-School Package, and Magic Shopping Treat.

Magic brand ambassador John Lloyd Cruz will be surprising more consumers with truly memorable Magic Moments. He’ll be going to different regions to give out Magic bundles and Magic packages to lucky consumers. Winners can also expect warm embraces and a kiss on the check from the Magic Man himself. So if you see a Magic promo booth, grab your fave Magic crackers and you just might have that Magic Moment with the Magic Man John Lloyd!

“The team and I are looking forward to bringing more magic to different localities around the country. Participating in this activity has changed my life in a unique way. I am truly thankful to Jack ‘n Jill Magic for giving me this opportunity.”

– John Lloyd Cruz –


The MAGIC Continues: Four Years and Counting

The joy he feels every time he sees the smiles of those who are given special Magic Moments is just one of the many reasons why John Lloyd Cruz continues to support Jack ‘n Jill Magic. Asked why he has stayed with Magic all these years, John Lloyd says that he has found in Magic something better than brands we got used to. He says, “Tayong mga Pinoy madaling masanay pero when I tasted Magic, sabi ko there’s something better pala. Mas gusto ko ito.”

Chris Hernandez, Marketing Director of Jack ‘n Jill Magic, says that John Lloyd was chosen as MAGIC’s Brand Ambassador because he personifies the Magic Brand. He has charisma which is evidently seen in the reactions of people when they see him.

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MAGIC Brand Ambassador John Lloyd Cruz with Magic’s Marketing Director Chris Hernandez and Host Gelli Victor

To mark his fourth year with Magic, new commercials showcasing stories of excitement and kilig moments will be aired soon. This new TV campaign will highlight consumers enjoying their fave Magic variants in different scenarios. One commercial I’d love to see again is the one where a girl says “Taken!” Here’s another one that has already hit the net:


New Look Same MAGIC-al Taste

While waiting for the new commercials to air on television, we could already enjoy the different Magic variants in their new distinctive packagings featuring a striking balance between straight and curvy edges. The brighter hues of red, blue, and yellow give them a more upbeat and youthful look. Now you’ve got MAGIC crackers perfect for the vibrant you!

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Want to know more about Magic crackers or check out the Magic Man’s adventures? Head on over to the official Magic Cracker YouTube channel and to the Magic Cracker Facebook page. Want to read about my almost Magic moment with John Lloyd? Check out my post about my #MagicMoments at the Magic FunFair. 🙂

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My #MagicMoments with My Little Ones