My 2017 Techie Goals!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 went by so fast, yes? Projects and tasks went hand in hand on my end that I realized how under-equipped I was in terms of gadgets and instruments.

As a content creator, I am always striving to create materials that are new and unconventional. (Believe me, I'm really trying) That's why I decided to invest in two major gadgets that I know I'll be utilizing this coming year..


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I admit it! I was a victim of Fujifilm's post about their Php 6,000 off on their cameras. lol To be fair though, I was eyeing a Fujifilm X-A2 this time last year because I badly want to convert from DSLR to mirrorless. God is so good because finally, I was able to get a Fujifilm X-T10 right before 2016 ends. Talk about upgrade!

Being surrounded by Fujifilm ambassadors online, I can tell that the photos they produce online are A+. I know, it's not the camera but the one who uses it, right? Now that I have a great camera onhand, there's no reason for me to produce bad photos on my blog. (That's the real goal!)

Now that I have a new camera, I'm letting go of my Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera. You can hit me up at for details. ;)


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I know you'll agree if I say that this year has been a great year for video bloggers. With the impressive contents that they put up online, they inspired me to create lifestyle and travel videos on my channel (check some of my works here). I usually go around town with my iPhone 6, that's why I figured out that it's wise to invest in a DJI Osmo Mobile. 

I was first introduced to this product back when I listened to Sir Carlo Ople's talk about content creation at the Smart Launchpad event for aspiring YouTubers (Rappler was streaming it via YouTube). With the greatness himself vouching on what this product is capable of, I just knew I had to get one for myself.

With the few months that I've been using it, I can tell that it's a fun gadget to play around with. The videos you can produce with a good smartphone is actually topnotch! Just keep in mind what the manual says, "This is a sophisticated product". THEY REALLY MEAN IT.

3 Holiday Looks with Maybelline New York

Friday, December 23, 2016

After weeks of stressful holiday rush, I'm finally back to blogging! <3 (Oh, how I miss writing for my blog..)

This holiday season is extra special for me because of these reasons, (1) my sister is back from Japan, (2) a big celebration is bound to happen in January, (3) it's the first time in years that my family will be complete for Christmas and New Year's day. 

Everything's happening so fast that I realized I wasn't able to keep up with all my load this month. That's why it's just right now that I had some play time with my current makeup products - most of which are from Maybelline New York. <3

Have you decided which look to sport for your upcoming celebrations yet? A look that you can sport for your family reunions, date night with your guy or night out with the girls?

Starbucks 2017 Planner Giveaway!!! (Extended)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

There's no denying that there are only three Sundays left before Christmas day. Wuhoo, too fast we didn't expect it to be coming real quick! hihi

The upcoming holiday celebrations this year truly excites me. How about you? How will you be spending your last stretch before 2017 comes? <3

Chit chats on the side first because now, I got exciting news for all of you! Because I am really thankful for the tons of blessings I've received this year, I'm sharing to one lucky wanderer the...

Starbucks 2017 Planner!

Who doesn't like to own the annual Starbucks planner, right? <3 It is a much-coveted planner both for fans and non-fans of the coffee brand. (me included!) If you feel like you won't be able to collect all the 18 stickers needed to redeem a planner, this giveaway is sooo perfect for you. ;) 

Contest Mechanics:

1. Share this blog post on your Facebook wall and tag five of your friends. Include the hashtag #TLWgiveaway (Tagging Pages and Public figures are prohibited.) 

2. Like / Follow / Subscribe on the ff. pages below:

3. Comment below once you're done with the ff. info: Name, Email Address, Link to shared post (make sure it is on public!) and the one thing you are most thankful for this year. :)

Note: This promo is open for Philippine residents only. The lucky winner will be picked through a random number generator. Make sure to follow the instructions diligently and submit your entries on or before January 1, 2017.

Note (12/30/16): This promo is extended until January 7, 2017. :D

Good luck everyone!

My First Haul Video is Now Up on Youtube!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

After rendering this video, I have to stress out how FREAKING TOUGH it is do a single vlog. It's tedious and time consuming! I wonder how others do this on a daily basis. hihi Now, I have higher appreciation towards existing youtubers out there who produce videos worth watching! (hello to my youtuber friends!) 

Anyway, I gave in to creating my first haul video after getting inspired by different videos. Since you’re already here on my blog, I hope you can show some love and check out my Nike Black Friday Haul Video below. (pleassseee?)

Just to give you an idea about this video, the Nike Factory Store situated in Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Laguna had a Black Friday Sale last November 5 until November 30, 2016. Who I am to say no to a Black Friday Sale that promises 70% off on items, right? 

PS. I got my first ever Nike pair on this haul! :D (what a late bloomer) 

Do you think I got a good deal with all the stuff that I bought? Got any comments for my first haul video? I will appreciate if you give a comment, thumbs up!

You can also subscribe on my channel through this link:

Do let me know as well if you got a YouTube channel through the comment section! I'll be happy to check your videos out and maybe give you a subbie. :)

Her View From The Top: Whether in Career or Beauty, Renee Calls The Shots

Friday, November 25, 2016

There’s beauty in power—and power in beauty. That, in essence, is what Renee Alcantara found out.

Running her own company Southwest Persues Construction and Development Corporation as its President and CEO entails making important decisions day in and day out. She has to face different people—business partners, suppliers, and government officials in the course of her work.

Early on, Renee realized that it’s not easy being a boss at what many consider as “a man’s world”—the construction industry. “I have to assert myself as a woman and know the ins and outs of the business like the back of my hand. It is a difficult job, but one that I’ve learned to love,” Renee points out.

She says her success took years of hard work,  but the pay off is fulfilling.

Because of her position and status, Renee cannot  take chances with how she looks and how she presents herself to others.

According to Renee, beauty has a very  important role in her career and personal life because it makes her feel confident. “For me, looking good translates to feeling good,” she  explains.

6 Reasons to Visit Enchanted Kingdom Again

Monday, November 7, 2016

Enchanted Kingdom is probably old news for those who have visited the theme park already. Thanks to our school's field trip itinerary, we can tell that we've been to the Philippines' theme park that's closest to Disneyland. hihi

My recent trip to Enchanted Kingdom is my third visit already. I am not expecting so much because I think I've probably enjoyed every single ride during my first two visits. However, going to this theme park with a different set of clique recently made me realize that this place is worth visiting again. <3

Sneak Peek of the 2017 Starbucks Planners

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Because it's November 2 already, every Starbucks fan knows what this day means! It's the time of the year once again for the collection of beverage stickers to be able to get the highly-coveted Starbucks planners! ;)

But before we get into that, in case you missed the Starbucks Grand Christmas Launch last October 29 and 30, you can check out snippets of what happened on the video below. Hit the play button below!

First Impression on the Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipsticks

Sunday, October 30, 2016

I ultimately belong to the lazy girls club who stick to one shade of nude lipstick until I finish a whole tube. You will rarely see popping colors on my makeup stash like vibrant pink nor dark shades like plum.

This time around, I guess Maybelline wanted to challenge me by sending the all-new popping shades from the Color Sensational's Vivid Matte Lipstick Collection. Staring at the pink and plum vibrant shades that this lipstick has, I thought to myself that these are not my colors. Yet the adventurer in me spoked and said, "why not give them a try?". That's the reason why this blog post is born. Hihi <3

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Just to give you an idea, Color Sensational's Vivid Matte Lipstick collection previously released 4 fun, vibrant shades last summer. This line of lipstick promises long-wear matte formula and I'm excited to see how it will look on me.

Coffee on the Go? Yes Please!

Monday, October 24, 2016

With my everyday routine as a community manager and blogger, I almost always find myself needing that extra lift midday to keep me up and running. The funny thing is that, even if the coffee brewer is only a few steps away from my desk,  I still feel lazy to make myself a cup of joe  I see myself overloaded with work. Hence, no coffee for me.

The ready-to-drink bottled Starbucks Frappuccino® coffees are an instant savior for me because I can just grab it from the fridge and enjoy it while I do my social media sweep. I don't even have to do a coffee run on the nearest Starbucks branch from my office just to get my fix. Hooray!

Count the Ways: Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Saturday, October 22, 2016

I always wonder why my mom is such a fan of Petroleum Jelly since I was young. I admit it, I use to not like this product because of its slimy texture. Little did I know that this product can do wonders to my skin.

Read more: The Healing Power of Vaseline is Unveiled

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Experience Taiwan’s best brands at Market! Market! on October 21 - 23

Friday, October 21, 2016

Just lately, I’ve written about ways to manage life with Taiwan Excellence products (read here) that we millenials need to take note.

This time around, Taiwan’s best brands will once again be highlighted in the fourth Taiwan Excellence Experiencing Zone, happening at Market! Market! Activity Center in Taguig City on October 21 to 23.

Led by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, under the Taiwanese government, the Taiwan Excellence Experiencing Zone is an interactive product showcase featuring innovative, reliable, and durable brands that bear the Taiwan Excellence seal, which assures customers of the products’ superior quality.

Over 150 products from 55 Taiwan Excellence-accredited brands will be offered in the categories of information and communication technology, household goods, and sports and leisure.

Rule out boring shopping experience because performances, fashion shows, games, and raffle draws are lined up to keep shoppers entertained while checking Taiwan Excellence products. Customers can also watch out for the performances of Hot Spot (October 21), Julie Ann San Jose (October 22), and Erik Santos (October 23).

There will also be booth tours and brand presentations to educate consumers on how the featured products can complement their lifestyle. Selling booths from brands such as Asus, FECA, MSI, Tatung, Thermaltake, and Transcend will be available, while generous discounts will be given Asus, Kymco, MSI, Sakura, Tatung, Tern, Thermaltake and Transcend.

Know more about these latest gadgets, home appliances, fitness gear, and many other treats from Taiwan Excellence-approved brands and head to Market! Market! on October 21 to 23! :)

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Read my blog’s full disclosure policy here.

PLDT Unveils Home of the Future

Saturday, October 15, 2016

I find it so amazing on how we can keep up to the fast-paced world we live in. Gadgets update oh-so fast and so does other technology that we use on a day-to-day basis.

PLDT, leading telco and digital services provider, brings the Smart Home suite of services to Filipino families with a string of partnerships with leaders in retail and entertainment. 

The company's Smart Home is a more integrated version of the connected home, where each product or service interacts with each other to perform harmonized tasks meant to ease and enrich the lives of the subscribers.

New moms like beauty queen Shamcey Supsup (Miss Universe 2011 runner up) shared her thoughts to motherhood and how she keeps up with her current business and looking after her family's welfare. Other moms present during the interview were Isabel Oli, Denise Laurel, and Danica Sotto-Pingris.

Three Reasons to Love Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Without a doubt, the climate here in our country is quite unpredictable. During the morning, you'll walk out of your home feeling fresh. Then between the day, you can feel your face oiling up because of the unpredictable weather. Disadvantage of living in a tropical country, eh? 

As to how Maybelline puts it, the newest Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation is here and it has most lightweight, hydrating, and velvet-smooth texture created yet to perfectly cover your skin with hot or humid weather.

Now, take a read below as I enumerate my reasons why I (and you too) love this one of a kind foundation:

Trying Bespoke Hairstyle with Vivere Salon

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

It's that season once again where I'll snip my hair and create a new look to cap off the year! <3

Just in time for my planned slight change of look, Vivere Salon opened their 10th branch in Glorietta 2 recently. Meaning, more reasons for me to be more adventurous in my hair. :)

Managing Life with Taiwan Excellence Products

Saturday, October 1, 2016

I have to say that I’ve been all work and no fun ever since the ber month started. Because of my work as a community manager, it sometimes entail me to work longer than the usual hours (which I enjoy most of the time). :p But given that fact, I’ve realized how my leisure rating has been low because I’ve been prioritizing work too much these past few days.

Guess I will stop stressing and start achieving work-life balance with Taiwan’s best brands that bear the Taiwan Excellence seal. (This seal assures customers of the products’ superior quality.)

A perfect slice of work-life balance can be possible with the following tips and Taiwan Excellence’s sports and leisure products.

8 Unique Finds at The Craft Central Physical Store!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Are you one of those people who finds joy in visiting craft stores for no reason? (I'm so guilty of these lol) I can remember back in high school when I'll make it a point to drop by papemelroti just to check if they have new stocks of memo pads and what nots.

Lately, lots of instagram craft stores have been established and we had constant access to the most beautiful washi tapes and stationaries. Now, one of them steps up their game as they open their first ever boutique shop: The Craft Central.

After two years in the making, they've finally opened their doors to arts and crafts enthusiasts in Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

Lucky enough to be granted access during The Craft Central's exclusive PR launch, I've rounded up 8 unique finds to look forward at The Craft Central store:

PICC at 40: A National Gem Shines Brighter

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Asia’s first international convention center, turned 40 last September 5 with a grand celebration at its Reception Hall.

Four decades after its formal inauguration on September 5, 1976, the PICC has stood the test of time to establish itself as one of the premier event venues in Southeast Asia. Witnessing the greatest moments of the past generations and hosting the most important events in Philippine history, the PICC has become more than just a national landmark, but a shining gem for arts, culture, history and entertainment.

Its biggest events include the 1976 IMF-World Bank Meeting, the 3rd Informal Summit of the ASEAN (1999), the 112th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (2005), the 40th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, Post Ministerial Conference and ASEAN Regional Forum (2007), 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (2012), and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Meetings in 1996 and 2015. 

Gatorade Run is Back on its 2nd Year!

Monday, September 19, 2016

The world’s number one sports drink, in partnership with Runrio, will once again hit the road for the second year of the Gatorade Run

This time, it will be held on November 27, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The run will have two distances—11K and 22K. 

More than 6,000 runners registered in last year’s run which featured hydration stations where participants got pre-race hydration drinks, a post-run hydration test area where runners instantly learned about their hydration status, and a warm-up area where free sessions were available for those who wanted a full-on warm up activity before and after the run. 

Gatorade ambassadors Jeron Teng, Jaja Santiago, Chris Banchero, Jett Manuel and Ara Galang were among those who were present to support the runners. 

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RunRio head Rio Dela Cruz (L) and Gatorade Marketing Manager Tony Atayde (R)

This year’s run promises to be more exciting, while still focusing on the importance of pre- and post-run hydration. Pepsico Marketing Manager for Hydration Tony Atayde said, “Gatorade is a global leader in sports performance and we’ll definitely bring that expertise to the run. Learning the benefits of proper hydration is crucial for runners and we look forward to reinforcing that message through the Gatorade Run. We’re excited to show runners how, whether in sports hydration or a unique consumer experience, NOTHING BEATS GATORADE.” 

Many surprises were unveiled during the Gatorade Run media launch held at F1 Hotel, Bonifacio Global City. First, a different race map with Gil Puyat Ave. serving as the main road for the 22K run and the CCP Complex serving as the main area for the 11K run. Another thing is that 22K finishers will get a medal each alongside the finisher shirts as per request by the runners. 

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Plain Singlet (L), Plain Finisher's Shirt (R)
Registration for the Gatorade Run 2016 already started last September 12! Log on to for updates and to register.

Note: I just registered myself on the 11KM Run. Papaano? #TimeToGetOnTrackAgain

Starbucks Teavana is Now in PH!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Just last week, I got the most amazing news (probably for the year) because Starbucks Coffee Company has brought the Starbucks Teavana Full Leaf Tea sachets and Handcrafted Beverages in Asia (PH included)!

Being a borderline coffee and tea addict, I definitely didn't missed out on the big leap Starbucks took.
There are times when I will choose tea over coffee when I want to feel more relaxed and zen. So just imagine my joy when I got firsthand news that Sbux will be offering different tea products. <3

Greenwich Pizza #UltimateBandkada Search Season 2 Finals

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The moment I stepped in Valkyrie last Saturday night, the feeling of the first and last time I joined a battle of the bands competition sinked in. It's nerve-wracking but at the same time super exciting! <3

I feel the thrill of every supporter who went to Valkyrie to show support to the eight finalists of the Greenwich #UltimateBandkada competition. Each band were given the opportunity to show off what they've learned the past weeks by performing their spins on this year’s Greenwich song that has to be a mash-up of at least two different music genres: rock, pop, hiphop, edm, or regae.

Papa John's Pizza: Store Openings + New Products!

Monday, September 12, 2016

It's been the longest time when I took myself out on a Friday night. Working in the city denotes surviving carmageddon on the way back to the south (where I live).

The Best Beauty Facial Soap Brand I've Used So Far

Monday, August 29, 2016

It's safe to say that it's hard to find the right facial soap for oneself, right? Because I am a facial foam kind of girl, I often neglect all the beauty soaps I see in bazaars. Neither do I trust any facial soaps and opt for the easier way to clean my face, which is through facial foams. In my eyes, all beauty facial soaps all look the same to me, but I ain't right.

This year, one of my main discoveries in the beauty world is the magic of facial soaps. I'm happy because a friend (aka the owner) of The Beauty Bask was enthusiastic in informing me how beneficial beauty facial soaps are in the skin especially if you find the perfect one for you.

Quick background of The Beauty Bask Urban Organics Co.: It has a multi-benefit skincare line made with ECOCERT certified organic and natural clinically proven actives. Proprietary formulations are curated to reboot your skin from past chemically laden products and provide protection plus rejuvenation from city pollution, sun and stress of the urban go-getter lifestyle.

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Here's my The Beauty Bask pick: Paradiso. From their instagram account, this soap is also coined as an Anti-elements Beauty Soap Block.

Main ingredients: Birds of Paradise Flowers, Grapefruit, Tomato Seeds, Cranberry and Licorice Roots

ICYMI: ASUS ZenFone 3, Zenbook 3 and Transformer Series is Now in PH!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

After the grand entry of ASUS in the Philippine market few years back, here they are again being on top of the game as they launched ASUS ZenFone 3 in Sofitel days ago. Wanna know my firsthand thoughts after I got the techy news, never have I felt so kilig re techy stuff on a long time until this day! <3

Before the media was invited to Sofitel Grand Tent for the launch, we were first invited to eat lunch at the Luzon Ballroom. As we were all gathered in the exquisite ballroom, the media got a firsthand look at the new ASUS ROG G752VS aka the world's first laptop with NVIDIA GTX 1070.

BLOGGERMAIL: Starbucks Card Anniversary Cards, Tumblers and Coffee + Promo!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

It's this time of the year where Starbucks Card collectors (like me!) are treated by Starbucks Philippines! Since it's Starbucks Card's 3rd anniversary in the country, they will launch Philippine edition cards and tumblers TOMORROW that evokes a sense of pride about the reach history of the city along. Plus, there are new coffee flavors from Starbucks Reserve to love as well! 

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Click Read more to check out the details! 

How I Make Worklife Easier

Monday, August 1, 2016

Work and Life balance. An overused phrase that millenials can't keep up these days.

Travelling 68 kilometers every weekday to work is no joke. I wake up at 6 am to get ready for work and leave work sometime around 7:00 pm. I might've got the hang of it, but there are times when it becomes life draining.

I usually get the question, "How are you able to get a life despite your busy schedule?" Well here are some of the things I don't miss on. (Especially when I have the luxury of time and money)

New Starbucks FRUIT Jelly Fraps Drop on July 26 + Hack to Get 3 Beverage Stars in One Purchase!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Missing the flavors of summer? Go recreate your fun-filled adventures with the new Starbucks Frappuccino® flavors – Mango Fruit Jelly Yogurt and Strawberry Fruit Jelly Yogurt as it drops on July 26, Tuesday!

“The all new Mango Fruit Jelly Yogurt and Strawberry Fruit Jelly Yogurt Frappuccino® Blended Beverages are a delightful combination of fruity taste in a sweet jelly, layered with the smooth texture of yogurt. Reminiscent of a creamy parfait, these Frappuccino® Blended Beverages are inspired by our customers’ love of sweet fruit, making them the ideal beverage to lighten up one’s day,” said Keith Cole, head for marketing at Starbucks Philippines.
Mango Fruit Jelly Yogurt Frappuccino
(P160 / Tall, P175 / Grande, P190 / Venti)
Strawberry Fruit Jelly Yogurt Frappuccino
(P160 / Tall, P175 / Grande, P190 / Venti)
The Mango Fruit Jelly Yogurt perfectly blends honey-citrus sweet mango sauce with yogurt, topped with a layer of mango fruit jelly with real mango bits. Meanwhile, the Strawberry Fruit Jelly Yogurt features a visual treat with the yogurt blended with strawberry sauce puree topped with strawberry jelly with strawberry bits. I honestly think these fraps will be a new insta favorite. What do you think?

Triple Chocolate Truffle Cake
(P150 / Slice, P1, 350 / Whole)
Another thing to look forward to is the Starbucks featured food item that you can pair up with your favorite Starbucks beverage. Triple Chocolate Truffle Cake – a moist buttery white chocolate sponge cake with generous layers of milk and truffle finished with dark chocolate ganache and white chocolate shavings.

Maple Pecan Danish
(P85 / Piece)
Chicken Cannelloni
(P165 / Serving)
Pan Au Chocolat
(P85 / Piece)
You can also go for light but filling new core food items like the Maple Pecan Danish, a light and flaky Danish pastry with maple filling and topped with chopped pecans, perfect for a quick breakfast; Chicken Cannelloni, an al dente pasta filled with chicken flakes and topped with creamy tomato sauce, you can have for your lunch; and the Pan Au Chocolat, which features two chocolate batons wrapped in 100% French butter croissant dough and finished with chocolate drizzle that will satisfy your sweet tooth. 
Promo period is from July 26 to September 13, 2016 only. So, are you with Team Mango or Team Strawberry?

Starbucks Card Online Reload Promo

From July 36 to August 1, easy three (3) complimentary beverage stars will be credited to your account if you reload your My Starbucks Rewards account through with at least Php 1000. 

Take note that maximum value of Php 10,000 may be stored on any Starbucks Card or account at any given time. You can use your Visa or MasterCard Credit or Debit Card when reloading online. 

What a great time to be a certified Starbucks fan! <3

5-Step Liese Bubble Hair Color Tutorial + Review

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Going back to being an advertising student, my classmates in 2nd year college were so creative back then when it comes to DIY-ing their hair color. I didn't have the guts of doing the same thing because I find the coloring process tedious plus I'm afraid that I might cause further damage to my hair. Throughout these years, I've relied on hair salons in terms of taking care of my hair - whether for hair treatments or hair dyeing.

But now, I finally gave in the temptation as I do my first ever DIY hair color tutorial. Yay! Read below as I give a step-by-step process on how I colored my hair using Liese Creamy Bubble Color!

Care Before You Color: The Caronia Salon Care

Monday, July 11, 2016

I remember the good 'ol times when my mom used to do my nails. She would bug me back then and ask me if she can clean it. Of course, a lazy teenager like me wouldn't say no cuz free service! :p

So when I got this Salon care package from Caronia, I already know that I'll give this to her! 

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Apart from Caronia's title of being the pioneer and leading nail polish brand in the country, they are also providing nail care essentials to complete the #KeepThingsColorful experience. Read down the step-by-step process on how to use their salon care products! 

Beauty Review: Farmstay Cosmetics Red Ginseng Pure Cleansing Foam

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Farmstay Cosmetics has been generous in giving out sample products for me to try on. Previously, I was able to review their Farmstay Oil-Free UV Defence Sun Cream here. Tbh, I was happy with the this underrated product that's why I decided to choose three of their products and give it a review here again on the blog.

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Farmstay Cosmetics products to review soon!

First off, I’ll be starting with my Farmstay Cosmetics Red Ginseng Pure Cleansing Foam review.

Before giving a proper review of the product, let’s talk about its main ingredient first: Red Ginseng. It’s a no brainer for Red Ginseng to become a main ingredient on a Korean product because it is indigenous to the said country.

Ginseng, a common health benefiting substance, has been adopted for its natural medicinal abilities. Also, it has valuable properties that can be harnessed as an important skin-care ingredient. (Particularly in anti-aging products)

*Several medical studies have shown its effectiveness in fighting wrinkles due to ginseng’s ability to boost skin-firming collagen. The herb also acts as a whitener, giving the skin a brighter and more youthful appearance.

Trade your TechnoMarine Watch and Get 40% Off on All Their Watches!

Monday, July 4, 2016

For the whole month of July, Luxury Swiss watch brand TechnoMarine is once again holding the much awaited trade up where you can get 40% off on their new watches just by trading your old TechnoMarine watch! 

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Reef Sun, Php 25,100
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Simply surrender your old TechnoMarine watch with a proof of purchase or warranty card. Take note that watches with complete case, body and mechanism at minimum will be accepted. Once authenticated, the customer can choose a watch and pay for 40% off.

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Wondering what they do with the traded watches? They fix all the surrendered watches and give it to their chosen beneficiary--Philippine Coast Guard for example. 

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Eyeing this Sea Pearl watch the moment I stepped in the store. What a beauty! Maybe it's time to raid my dad's closet and see if I can trade his TechnoMarine watch. Lol! 

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Visit their official stores and get your watch traded! You can visit them at TechnoMarine Megamall, TechnoMarine Greenbelt, TechnoMarine TriNoma, TechnoMarine SM Cebu, TechnoMarine Robinson's Magnolia, TechnoMarine SM North EDSA, TechnoMarine Shangri-La Plaza, TechnoMarine Robinson's Galleria, My Tempo SM North EDSA, My Tempos Resorts World, My Diamond Glorietta, My Diamond Gateway Mall. My Diamond Festival Mall, My Diamond SM Mall of Asia, My Diamond Robinson's Ermota, My Diamond Lucky Chinatown, My Diamond SM Lanang Premiere, and White Halo SM Aura Premiere.

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

The secret is out. Beauty has become the new currency to success. And with success comes great responsibility.

Looking the part and living the part of a successful career woman consistently is the key to staying on top. Thus, it is important to bring out and maintain your beauty.

Beauty, nowadays, is considered a currency—it is an asset that every working woman should have.  Erika, for one, knows what this means.  Fresh out of college, she landed a job as an account manager at an advertising agency in Makati.

“I really had to spend and invest so I would look good and presentable on a daily basis,” Erika shares.  She also felt the need to reward herself for working so hard.  Erika credits her regular visits to her dermatologist—for facials and other beautifying treatments—for having a good and healthy skin and staying beautiful. 

For Erika, taking care of herself was one of the reasons why she became successful in her field today. “I feel beautiful inside and out, and it shows in everything I do,” she states.  Many corporate executives are like Erika who value beauty for what it brings into the equation. 

#BeautyIsPower is the current advocacy of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS).  PDS is the only specialty society for dermatology which is duly accredited and recognized by the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) and the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) making them Real Experts in Beauty.

Being the Real Experts on the latest, state-of-the-art, and popular treatment modalities to enhance beauty augmented by laser and other dermatocosmetic procedures, PDS Dermatologists can make you even more beautiful and thus, stand out among others.   

PDS’ ongoing campaign to create awareness on the importance of maintaining good skin especially among executives and entrepreneurs is one way of empowering women.

At the end of the day, beauty is a currency that you should value.  It defines you and it can pave the way to a successful and meaningful life. 

Log on to the official FB account of #DermAuthorityPDS at for inspirational quotes, tips, success stories, and upcoming PDS events or promotions.  #BeautyIsPowerPDS

Sweet and Chocolatey Starbucks Frappuccino® + Cookie Straw treat on July 4!

This is not a drill! Coming July 4 - 10, one of Starbucks signature Coffee Frappucino® will be available in stores with an exciting twist! 

The regular Mocha Frappucino® has a new treatment in terms of the added java chips for a chocolatey crunch. Called the Mocha Ribbon Chip Frappucino Blended Beverage, the Mocha sauce is also lined in the cup before pouring the Coffee Frappucino® for a sweet balancing flavor. This beverage is finished with chocolate whipped cream, aromatic Turkish coffee grind and a cookie straw. Yes, a COOKIE STRAW! <3 

Instead of sipping the Frappucino with Starbuck's signature green straw, Starbucks fanatics now have an option to use a rolled sweet wafer biscuit lined with rich chocolate ganache. The cookie straw is light and crispy with a slightly toasted, sweet wafer and chocolate flavor. The Frappucino cookie straw will retail separately starting July 11 for Php 30.

The Mocha Ribbon Chip Frappucino Blended Beverage will retail for Php 185 (Tall), Php 195 (Grande) and Php 205 (Venti).

Who will be present at Starbucks this coming July 4? I am! :)