Friday, October 2

Make Your Packaging Unique to Help Your Small Business Stand Out

When you’re running a small business it can be tough to stay afloat on a day to day basis. Chances are you worry about what would happen if a few things went wrong at once on a regular basis. You’ve also got a lot of competition if you’re like most small business owners.

However, what you can do to help your business grow is to make it stand out from the rest of the pack – especially the other small businesses that do what you do. Use this guide to help you learn more about how your packaging can make your products and your company stand out from everybody else’s.

Be Colorful

The packaging that your business uses says a lot about the product inside, and to a lesser extent, about the company that makes the product. Whether you realize it or not, people are going to begin judging your product as soon as they see the packaging. It’s just human nature, especially when it comes to retail products in a crowded market.

If you want to stand out from everybody else, one of the best things that you can do is to make your package a lot more colorful. A solid bright color is a good idea for simple designs and that style of packaging will keep your printing costs down. Mixed colors like stripes can also help customers recognize your product.

Try Hand Packaging

Retail stores that use gift bags and other packaging materials for customer purchases can benefit from hand packaging more than any other type of business. That’s because your packaging is part of the retail experience even if customers don’t realize that in a conscious way.

Consider hand stamping or writing on bags. Minimal designs don’t take more than a few seconds per bag.

Use Custom Tape

If your company is packing products to send to customers after they buy them over the phone or internet, you might want to consider custom packing tape. You’ll be able to brand your boxes with your name, or use a colorful tape that makes your company stand out.

Custom tape might not seem like a big deal, but believe it or not your customers really will notice. You need any edge you can get over the other businesses in your field and custom packaging tape can help provide a little boost.

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Tuesday, September 29

Natural Intimate Care from pH Care Naturals plus an Instagram Giveaway

pH Care bottled up nature’s wonders through two popularly used ingredients, papaya and guava leaves, to come up with their all-new pH Care Naturals line in pH Care Naturals Papaya and pH Care Naturals Guava.

Filipinas are already familiar of the whitening properties of papaya extract that's why papaya soaps have become a hit in the country. Imagine getting the same natural whitening ingredient on your intimate area. For ladies who are worried about their dark bikini line, pH Care Naturals with Papaya Extract might be the answer.

Meanwhile, pH Care Naturals with Guava Leaf Extract is made to provide natural cleansing and deodorizing "down there" which is what guava is known for. In a hot country like ours, sweat can lead to discomfort, even body odor, and infection—and it’s worse when it involves the feminine area!

The new pH Care Naturals Intimate Wash is available for P49.50 (50mL) and P104 (150mL) at leading supermarkets, drugstores, and beauty stores. For more information, check out or follow @pHCarePhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

And speaking of Instagram, here's a chance for you to try out the new pH Care Naturals with Papaya Extract and pH Care Naturals with Guava Leaf Extract. Just follow @the24hourmommy on Instagram and follow the next 2 steps for a chance to win one big bottle each of the two variants. See you on IG, then!

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Monday, September 28

Real Living Space 2015 at Avida Towers Centera

Best-selling home magazine, Real Living, has once again staged the ultimate shopping annd design show house event of this year, Real Living Space 2015. This year, the people behind RL Space has partnered with premier land developer, Avida Land Corp., to bring the pages of the magazine to life as it has done in the past three years. I was overjoyed to be invited to its exclusive launch and I am now bursting with home design ideas because of the inspiration I got from touring the open house.

The event was held at Avida Towers Centera showroom in Reliance corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City. Five model units were styled by 11 of the best burgeoning and veteran designers, architects, and stylists in Metro Manila. I'm not really a fan of small spaces but I found each unit not only stylish, but also practical with a lot of functional pieces.


The designers who participated this year include: Misty Floro, Pai Edles, Pam Tan, Kat Villanueva, Kristine Neri-Magturo, John Vigilia, Paul Baes, Joel Salazar, Veri Villarosa, Allen Oblena, and Camille Besinga. According to Ms. Rachelle Medina, Real Living's editor-in-chief, the stylists were chosen because  of the different unique interior looks that they had. All the designers were able to showcase each unit in creative ways that prospective homeowners would not be limited to just a single style.

Aside from getting home design inspirations, Real Living Space attendees were also able to buy several of the featured products in the spaces and items from the represented brands with huge discounts. There were also vendors of home and craft products and workshops that taught attendees about everything from color and paint trends and how to mix and match fabrics to distressing wood and the basics of calligraphy.


Real Living Space 2015 was presented by Avida Land, HardiFlex by JamesHardie Boysen Paints, and American Standard and sponsored by Fujidenzo Kuysen, La Germania, Match Contract Furniture, MAV Furniture, Uratex, Wilcon Depot, Whirlpool, and Yale, with official TV partner HGTV.

For more design inspirations, make sure you grab a copy of Real Living's September makeover issue or visit for more information about RL Space 2015. Meanwhile, follow Real Living on Facebook ( and Twitter and Instagram (@reallivingph).