Wednesday, September 28, 2016

BeautyMNL: Your Beauty Destination



I have searched long and wide for websites that give me great beauty products that suits me. Last year alone, I went to Korea and binged on make-up and other skin care products that are not found here in the Philippines. So when one of my favorite online beauty sites, BeautyMNL, asked me to check out what they have in store for girls like us, who are in constant search for affordable and tested beauty products, I could not wait to shop. So are you excited for my beauty haul?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

From Special Agent to Trial Consultant


Michael Weatherly may have said goodbye to his role as Special Agent Anthony Dinozzo on NCIS, but his new role does not take him far from the twists and turns of the justice system. After playing the role of a senior field agent in 13 seasons of NCIS, Michael Weatherly is taking the lead in the brand new show BULL.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Unmask Your Thyroid: Prevent Goiter Now


Have you ever seen the Korean series,  "Oh My Venus"? That was actually the first series where I encountered the term,  hypothyroidism. Funny story,  I thought PCOS and thyroid problems are the same since they have (some) same symptoms. good thing I attended Merck's Unmasking Your Thyroid event last September 21 at the Holiday Inn Makati.  

Friday, September 23, 2016

Battling Everyday Tough Malodors with Downy


Have you seen Downy's newest commercial? MAJOR LSS! The cute kid in the TVC is so cute and the song is so catchy. But no matter how good a commercial is, a product must be effective and gives solution to your household dilemmas. And Downy gives you all that, as the leading global fabric care brand held a "malodor challenge" among mommy celebrities and the media. With a cooking demo by Chef JP Anglo, the brand introduced its best formulation in fabric softener which helps fight against 10 tough smells on clothes for longer lasting freshness. Dubbed as #DownyBoomBoomPow, this campaign helps us see the different malodors in our clothes and how Downy can help us fight these concerns. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Join the Shoe Craze at Le Bunny Bleu PH's Warehouse Sale


Shoeholics unite!  I just went to the Warehouse sale of Le Bunny Bleu and scored cutesy flats as low as 150! Yup,  you read that right.  I GOT FLATS THAT USED TO BE 2,500php AND NOW IT'S JUST 150php! 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kimberly Pauig is AirAsia's Travel Photographer 2016 Grand Winner


Photography is an art form that speaks through the lens and into your soul. I remember during my college days when our Photojournalism professor would make us go around Manila and take photos that pique our interest. He would always say to bring him a photo with a good story. AirAsia also searched for the Travel Photographer that best represents the attractions and joys of travelling. And tonight, Kimberly Pauig, a writer from Pasig City, was awarded with the title as she defined portraiture, food, architecture and landscape through her camera lens. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Get Tea Crazy and Learn What's New with Starbucks



Few years ago, I was one of the people who went tea-crazy when milk teas and fruit teas were the "in" thing. This September 14, my tea lover friends will definitely love the newly released Teavana Handcrafted Beverages and Full Leaf Tea Sachets that are available at the nearest Starbucks store to you!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Gardenia brings you a Healthy Bento Recipe

Packing a well-balanced snack – whether it’s for you or for your little one – is essential for setting healthy eating habits. 

And while trying to come up with something different yet easy-to-create snack, Gardenia brings you its very own ‘Master Mind’ Bento recipe!

The healthy bento recipe ingredients are packed with vitamins and minerals like B vitamins and Iron which aid in memory enhancement and helps prevents age-related decline in mental health, thus labelled as ‘Master Mind Bento Recipe’.

Here are two recipes – Gardenia Oriental Tuna Salad Sandwich (main dish) and Gardenia Strawberry & Blueberry Fruity Cream Cheese Tart (dessert)—to try out that will satisfy your cravings and aid for a healthy mind.


Gardenia Oriental Tuna Salad Sandwich

Ingredients:
Gardenia Classic White Bread
1 can tuna solid in water (drained)
¼ cup oriental dressing
2 pcs sliced tomato
8 pcs. Lettuce leaves

Procedure:
Combine tuna and oriental dressing in a bowl. Mix well.

Prepare a slice of Gardenia Classic White Bread and top it with lettuce leaves, tuna mixture, and tomato.

Cover with another slice of bread.
Serve 4 sandwiches and enjoy! 

Did you know that tuna is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids that help keep your brain healthy? This makes your Gardenia Oriental Tuna Salad Sandwich even healthier, especially, paired with Gardenia White Bread that contains essential vitamins such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C and minerals like Calcium, Iodine, Iron and Folate.


Gardenia Strawberry & Blueberry Fruity Cream Cheese Tart

Ingredients:
Gardenia Strawberry and Blueberry Loaf
¼ cup fruit cocktail
2 tbsp sugar 
25g gelatin 
1 bar cream cheese
½ cup all-purpose cream

Procedure:
Get 6 slices of Gardenia Strawberry and Blueberry loaf and trim the sides.

Flatten the Gardenia Strawberry and Blueberry slices and form it into cups on a muffin tin

Chill for 30 minutes.

Prepare the gelatin and let it cool for two minutes.

Combine cream cheese, all-purpose cream and sugar until it becomes smooth.
Set aside 4 tbsp of gelatin and add the remaining into the cream cheese mixture.
Mix the 4 tbsp of gelatin into the fruit cocktail. Mix well.

Scoop out the cream cheese mixture and place it on the chilled breads then top it with fruit cocktail mixture.

Chill for at least 30 minutes.
Serve 6 tarts and share with your friends!

Did you know that fruits like berries are rich source of Anthocyanins and antioxidants that help prevent age-related concern in mental condition?

Gardenia Oriental Tuna Salad Sandwich  and Gardenia Strawberry & Blueberry Fruity Cream Cheese Tart are made nutritious not only because of the nutrients of the bread but also with the vitamins and minerals the ingredients has which aids in enhancing the memory.

 For more Gardenia Healthy Bento recipe, just visit www.gardenia.com.ph or www.facebook.com/gardeniaph.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

OPPO is now 2nd bestselling smartphone brand in PH


GfK’s latest survey showed that OPPO increased its market share from 3.2 percent in July 2015 to 8.6 percent in July 2016, more than double its share from last year. The smartphone brand also rose from third spot in June 2016 at 8.5 percent, to second last July.

Friday, September 09, 2016

PH's First Online Film Festival Pioneered by Globe

The Globe Team launches GIFF

Filipino filmmakers are now making a name not just here in the country,  but also to International Film Festivals as well.  And to empower Filipino talent and original content, Globe, through its film productions arm Globe Studios launches the Globe Independent Film Festival, or GIFF

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Freeze Moments with the new McFreeze


Customers all over the country can now experience a refreshing twist to their favorite soft drinks as McFreeze is now available in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Starting August 28, select stores nationwide will offer McFreeze in its two flavors, Frozen Coke and Frozen Royal.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Change The Way You See Adventure

There's forever in every adventure!
Breakups are tough. 

One day, you have someone to have and hold, then the next minute, you're left with just you. With no one to text you a good morning message, no one asking if you had a rough day, and no one to make you believe in love. 


Meeting our childhood love
Few months before I turned thirty, I asked my friend, Krystle, if she would join me to go to Malaysia to celebrate my birthday. It was a tough day to be single, and especially to travel alone. I felt as if the universe conspired to make me sad, and I needed someone to discover the whole new me - unattached and looking for ways to be happy again.

Thought I couldn't walk up but achievement unlocked!
Petronas Towers has a special meaning for me - friendship!
Without thinking twice, she booked a similar flight to Kuala Lumpur so she could celebrate with me on my birthday. We reminisced our inner girly girls at Johor Baru and went to see Hello Kitty at the Sanrio Land. The next day, we channeled our cultural hats and went to see Batu Caves, visit the sights and sounds of Malaysia, shopped at the Central Market, and posed with the iconic Petronas Towers, symbolizing as if they were two people holding hands and helping each other stand up. From then on, Krystle and I were inseparable more than ever. We are planning to have more adventures like our Malaysian trip like going to Japan and Singapore. 

Seoul Searching at Korea
Traveling is my one true love!
The same year, my friend Hannah and I went #SeoulSearching at Korea. It was my second out of the country and had a rough time with the Korean language. But that did not stop me from discovering their beautiful country, the incredible culture, and the amazing people that we met along the way. 

Taking the time to smell the (LED) roses
We went from stores to stores in Myeongdong, visited the Gyeongbukgong Palace to revisit their history, and to Hanok Village to see the beautiful houses. I also did not miss the chance to see the N Seoul Tower, which has the most romantic spots, and went out of the city and to Pyeongchang County so I could experience snow! 

Love...LOCKED!
I may have lost a loved one, but I was given a more permanent love in my life. I found love in traveling with friends and it paved way for me to see the beauty of the world. It definitely changed my perspective because friendship is forever and memories of travel are more important than money or success.

What I thought I could only see in telenovelas, I finally saw in real life!
Soon, I'm off to an exciting adventure again and because I love taking gazillion of photos when I travel, the Huawei P9 is one of the best travel partner because its camera is co-engineered with Leica.


See the beauty of this phone and its dual lenses that produces high quality photos and allow users to take amazing monochrome, slo-mo, colored, light painting photos, among others. 

Now turning another year older, I am excited on what the future holds for me. Discovering a new place is definitely an eye-opener and it makes you feel like you found love once again. It makes you connect with your friends in a different level, and it makes you know yourself more than ever. 

Friday, September 02, 2016

AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 Top 6 Revealed


The search is on for AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 and six young aspiring photographers have been chosen from over 500 participants. Now on its second year, the AirAsia Travel Photographer photo contest aims to inspire, engage and empower the youth to pursue their goals by traveling and sharing their stories through stunning images and photographs. 

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Seize Your Flavor at the Wingstop Flavor Invasion


I can definitely attest that Wingstop is the wing expert! With its 14 unique flavors, they are on a roll with their mission to serve flavor to the world. If you want to go cray cray with the spicy heat, or that extra zing, they have just the flavor to top your cravings. 

Mighty Mom is Tough on Germs But Gentle on Your Skin


Moms have the toughest job in the world. If you're a working mom, your job doesn't just end after your 9-5 shift. At home, they have to make sure that the kids are fed, the house is well maintained and the dishes are all clean. All these and still they have to take care of themselves and their family.  Kohl Industries seeks to address this with the launch of its newest line of household products – with the Mighty Mom Dishwashing Liquid.

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