Win a BDJ Box Elite!

I very rarely talk about beauty products on this blog because, honestly, my reading audience seems to skew male. BUT! I do like taking care of myself. Outdoor sports take a toll on skin, and while I enjoy a tan I also don’t want to age prematurely. I also love make-up, which helps me transform from sporty and casual to professional and put-together.

My good friends at Belle de Jour sent me a BDJ Box a few weeks ago and I got my first taste of the wonders of a curated box of beauty goodies. The BDJ Box subscription allows you to discover and sample products and brands at a fraction of the price they normally retail at. (Keep reading to find out how to win a BDJ Box for yourself or your loved one!)

BDJ Box Elite

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BDJ Women’s Summit 2017 (Ticket Giveaway!)

Womens Summit
BDJ Women’s Summit

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at the Woman Up! pocket event held by Belle de Jour Power Planner. I felt really recharged and inspired seeing so many empowered women in one venue. I was so happy when BDJ invited me to attend their second Women’s Summit “Women Can. Women Will.” happening on March 25, 2017 at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura.

The BDJ Women’s Summit aims to inspire and empower more women to become catalysts for change, and their list of invited speakers are heavy hitters in their respective fields. They will share their respective stories, advice, and insights on various topics and advocacies that will hopefully open hearts and eyes, broaden knowledge, and strengthen a can-do attitude with action-oriented goals.

Tickets are priced at P500 (but keep reading for a chance to go for FREE). Continue reading “BDJ Women’s Summit 2017 (Ticket Giveaway!)”

Using the Oster MyBlend Personal Blender

Oster MyBlend Personal BlenderAfter a long training session, I’m usually a little too frazzled to prepare a proper meal. However, to maximize recovery and prevent muscle wasting, one needs to take in some nourishment within 30 minutes after a workout. This is when a nice shake comes in handy. I enjoy cool drinks on-the-go with Oster MyBlend Personal Blender. Its compact and functional design makes it really easy to whip up a healthy and filling drink just for me, and there’s less mess to clean up because I can use the blender canister as a drink bottle. :)

For a breakfast fruit shake, I always freeze some oranges and sliced pineapple overnight so that I won’t need to put ice into the blender to chill the drink. However, the Oster blade is strong enough to pulverize ice cubes.

Another favorite of mine is a banana-peanut butter-chocolate shake. I just pop a whole banana in, some ice cubes, a tablespoon of peanut butter, some water, then dump Milo over everything and blend. Instant recovery drink!

The best part is I don’t over-indulge because the serving size is good enough for just me.

Check out my Snapchat story below about making a pineapple-orange fruit shake. Continue reading “Using the Oster MyBlend Personal Blender”

Color Manila Run Events 2016 Announced

Hi readers! Our friends from Color Manila have just announced their latest run events for the first quarter of 2016.

The Color Manila Run Carnival Tour happens on February 21 at the Clark Parade Grounds. The party heads south to Davao City for the CM Blacklight Edition Night Run on February 27 at the SM Lanang Premier. Finally, Color Manila heads back to Manila for the Watsons Color Manila Challenge on March 6 at the SM Mall of Asia.

Color Manila Run Carnival Tour Clark

CM Blacklight Edition Davao

Watsons Color Manila Challenge

Now, who wants to win some free kits? Color Manila has generously given me two free registration codes per race, so I’ve decided to run a giveaway! Just sign up below for your chance to win a race kit.

By the way, please like this photo below as well, although it’s not required to enter this giveaway. ;)

Like this photo to vote for Kikay Runner as BEST FITNESS BLOG at the Nuffnang Awards! Please repost on Facebook,…

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I will be drawing the six winners randomly by Tuesday and will announce them over Facebook and Twitter. I’ll email the winners their registration codes as well, so don’t forget to check your inboxes!

I have to say each race is pretty swaggalicious, with awesome singlets and finisher medals plus the standard Color Manila sunnies. Read on for more information about each race. Continue reading “Color Manila Run Events 2016 Announced”

Christmas Contest Time with iFlix!

Hi everyone. Thanks for dropping by the blog on Christmas Eve! As promised, I’m giving away a free three-month subscription to iFlix as a Christmas gift to one (1) lucky blog reader.

iFlix is my streaming content provider of choice and it has accompanied me through many hours of sitting on my bike trainer and amusing myself while resting. I have caught up with the past season of favorite TV show The Flash (of course!), watched the crossover episodes with Arrow, binge-watched entire seasons of Sherlock, Person of Interest, and Elementary and am slowly making my way through Orphan Black. And those are just the TV shows; iFlix also has a massive library of movies ranging from blockbuster action films like the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe to romcoms, animated children’s flicks, and foreign-language films.

After the one-month free trial I signed up for, I was so happy with iFlix that I paid for a whole year’s subscription to the service. And now you can find out what iFlix has for you by joining this blog contest!

iFlix care package
(photo does not depict the prize up for grabs)

Contest Mechanics

  1. Like the Kikay Runner Facebook page.
  2. Leave a comment here on how you would use your iFlix subscription and what you would watch.
  3. Contest runs from December 24 to 26.
  4. I will select my favorite answer as the winner. I will contact the winner via private Facebook message to give him/her the promo subscription code.
  5. Contest is open to Philippine residents only.

And don’t worry if you don’t win: iFlix has a free one-month trial you can sign up for! Read more about iFlix here.

Kikay Reviews: SOS Rehydrate Electrolyte Sports Drink

With the entry of so many different products into the endurance market these days, it’s a great time to be out there trying things out for yourself. Everyone is unique, especially when it comes to which food or drink supplement works best for them.

I first was able to try out SOS Rehydrate last May, when my Kiwi boss sent me home from Phuket with a box to try out. He said SOS Rehydrate was something three-time world champion Terenzo Bozzone adds to his drinking water, despite not being a formal endorser of the product. Intriguing.

SOS Rehydrate

So what is SOS Rehydrate? Continue reading “Kikay Reviews: SOS Rehydrate Electrolyte Sports Drink”