A group of communication professionals and graduate students from the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is currently holding a social marketing campaign to increase consumers’ awareness on cosmetics that contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals beyond the limits regarded as safe. The campaign also urges consumers to use organic/organic-based daily personal-care products with safe ingredients.
“We want to empower the general public to make informed decisions on choosing safe, green and organic alternative,” says the group of students under the Master of Development Communication program of the UPOU.
Dubbed as Organic Switch!, the campaign has been launched in support of a growing interest by individuals, organizations such as EcoWaste Coalition, and the government on the health hazard of unsafe cosmetics. It seeks to provide measurable results that can be used in future research and studies on personal-care products with safe active ingredients.
According to the campaign’s website: “Government scientists have ‘identified a group of toxic chemicals known as phthalates in urine of adults, with highest levels in premenopausal women, resulting from inhalation and skin exposure to volatile parent ingredients used extensively as solvents and plasticizers in personal-care and cosmetic (PCC) products,’ according to Dr. Samuel Epstein as quoted in Senate Bill No. 1886 (An Act Establishing the Safe Cosmetics Act).”
Epstein explained that phthalates “induce birth defects, low sperm counts and other reproductive toxicity in experimental animals.”
For more information, visit organicswitch.wordpress.com. Like the Organic Switch! campaignon Facebook at www.facebook.com/OrganicSwitch208 and follow on Twitter @OrganicSwitch.
Join the Organic Switch! online survey and contests and get a chance to win safe and organic/organic-based products from ECHOstore, Human Nature, Lawiswis, Messy Bessy and The Body Shop.
Welcome to our Monthly Beauty Giveaway!
I know many of you are beauty junkies so here we are again with another awesome beauty giveaway.
Diva Fabulosa have teamed up with her fabulous friends from Fitness,Fashion Freebies, Fashion.Beauty. Expert. & Stylish Voyager
OPEN Worldwide. Winners outside the the US will get $25 paypal cash. Giveaway will run from September 2, 2013 and will end October 2, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.
Only one first task is mandatory and the rest are optional but hey the more entries you do, the more chances of winning.
Good luck everyone!
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PASKO SA AGOSTO is here again to make everyone HAPPY. Yes, It’s Christmas Time in August once again and Stylish Voyager in collaboration with other Filipina Bloggers is having a GIVEAWAY CARAVAN this August. Stylish Voyager is giving away a Gift Set Bundle which includes: 1 pc CAKE Lip Gloss 1 pc Clinique Gentle Water Proof Mascara 1 pc novelty cartoon towel a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway is OPEN to Philippine residents only, or if you can provide a Philippine address where I can send your prize for FREE, it is alright with me. The giveaway will run from August 7 to August 28, 2013, and the winner will be announced on the 31st. I will notify you via email and you need to reply with your contact details. Please tell me that you join my giveaway by leaving a comment below 😉 After joining, don’t forget to visit all the blogs who are co-hosting Pasko sa Agosto 2013 Blog Giveaway Caravan with me!
Most parents are now busy looking for traditional costumes of different countries that could fit their children because of the United Nations event or affair that most schools in the Philippines are celebrating.
A friend of mine asked me for help because her sister needs a Cowgirl costume, and boy she is lucky I still have my Cowboy Hat hanging in my bedroom wall and my brother’s Cowboy Vest (when we were young). I just told her that her sister could wear a sexy short or jeans paired with a checkered long-sleeve and she will look fine.
After that, I went to my room and take out my little brother’s album to reminisce the time when he won as Mr. UN 2007 and Best in Costume. Rashid and his classmate won in Best Attire or Best in Costume at that time simply because we really made an effort and ordered a tailor -made Korean traditional costume for the event.
I cannot not take a photo of it so I wanna share this photo with you. My brother’s costume was a copy from Jumong’s (a Korean teleserye that I used to watch) outfit.
Tiny Love Nature Pals Giveaway
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OPEN TO US ONLY: Giveaway starts September 4, 12:01 am est and ends September 19th 12:01
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Once the time for mobiles is over, remove the arm and leave the music box only. Soon enough your baby will
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