Wednesday, April 18, 2018

How To Enjoy Summer Without Hurting Your Wallet!

Hello po! With the scorching unbearable heat, it's official na talaga we are experiencing summer in our beautiful country! As the temperature rises, it’s time to level up your gears as you enjoy the Sun, Sand and Sea!!!

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If the sudden closure of Boracay got your plans wayward, there are other worthy beaches in the country to save the day, in fact, some of these beaches are far better and cleaner than the ones we are used to and not to mention way cheaper in terms of  cost of stay.

1. Resist the urge to fly - Look for beaches that are within your region. Road trips are way more enjoyable and gets you more bonding time with family and friends as you sing and swap stories along the way.

2. Camp- Instead of booking those high-priced resorts, why not bring out your tent and enjoy the compliments of outdoor.

3. Some water activities like Scuba diving and Surfing may require hefty fees, you may substitute these activities with snorkeling, swimming and island hopping in groups.

4. Protect your gears. You might want to protect your gadgets from the water, using waterproof gears is the wise way to go.

CD-R King, you one-stop media provider has got these summer ready items that matches your endless activities this summer.

Water Proof Bluetooth Speaker – Enjoy music while camping without worrying about water-damage!

Water Proof Bluetooth Speaker – Enjoy music while camping without worrying about water-damage!

Water Proof Gadget Case – Protect your phones and non-waterproof cameras!

 Water Proof Gadget Case – Protect your phones and non-waterproof cameras!

Water Proof Power Banks – Extend the power of your gadgets the most appropriate way!

Water Proof Power Banks – Extend the power of your gadgets the most appropriate way!

Water Floater for Action Cameras – Save your gear from slipping down the bottom with this floater!

Water Floater for Action Cameras – Save your gear from slipping down the bottom with this floater!

Water Proof Camping Lanterns – A must have to give light on those camping grounds.

Water Proof Camping Lanterns – A must have to give light on those camping grounds.


Rechargeable Handheld Fans – Refresh by using these to beat the heat.

 Rechargeable Handheld Fans – Refresh by using these to beat the heat.

Wag puro drowing besh! Get moving and plan those summer escapades with family and besties. Grab your newest affordable summer gears at any CD-R King branch  near you or shop online thru http://www.cdrking.com/shoponline and enjoy nationwide delivery. Thanks for reading! :)

21 Much Needed Stuff to Bring When You Travel

Hello po! In today's stressful city living conditions, it is a must that we go on regular vacations or getaways; lest we lose our sanity! A reprieve from the routinary daily activities, traveling is a blessing not only for our enjoyment, but for our general well-being. As the saying goes, work hard, play harder!

I myself love to travel. In fact, since I was a kid, I have been to many different places already. I love nature and am most fond of beaches.

I would like to discover what the Philippines has to offer first, then other countries after! I would love to visit countries that snow, and Holy Land is on my ultimate bucket list!

things to bring on vacation

I find that traveling can be one of the most difficult (yet most fulfilling) to blog about because I seem to take a ton of pictures and they are all so good, it is hard to choose!

So when you travel, whether locally or abroad, here are some things to keep in mind to bring. Check that you are carrying these must haves in your bag or luggage!

1. Wallet, money
2. ID/passport
3. Cellphone/ camera
4. Waterproof bag for gadgets
5. An itinerary or map, a plan
6. Charger, headset, powerbank, Wi-Fi
7. Clothes - outerwear, underwear, shawls
8. Towel
9. Tissue, cotton, cotton buds, band aid
10. Toiletries-
including soap or shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, skin care, deodorant, hand sanitizer, sunblock, insect repellent
11. Slippers (if you are wearing only heels or rubber shoes)
12. Snacks and drinks, candies
13. Keys
14.  Sanitary napkins and liners
15. Extra bags or plastic (for soiled clothes or those who vomit on long hauls)
16. Medicated balm or oil for dizziness
17. Vitamins, medicine
18. Umbrella (put in check in only, cannot bring in carry on)
19. Sunglasses, accessories for your OOTDs
20. Protective spiritual items for the religious
21. Makeup - foundation, powder, mascara, eyeliner, brow product, lipbalm, lip and cheek tint, and makeup remover or essential oil (2 in 1 benefit  to remove makeup and moisturize skin)

*Make sure your sim has load for texting/calling and mobile data for surfing the net, and pack climate appropriate items like gloves or fans, etc

what to bring when you travel

Lastly, don't forget to research ahead on your intended destination, respect the others' culture, don't litter and bring lots of common sense. Also remember to have fun; enjoy your much deserved leisure time to the fullest!!!

So what are your personal essentials that you cannot leave the house without? Comment down below! Thanks for reading and cheers to more memorable journeys! :)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Join the Curvalicious Movement with Nadine Lustre

Hello po! Frens, when someone invites you to a night out / party party with girlfriends, not to mention be in the company of the Queen Nadz, you just don't say NO.

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Such was the case last March 20, 2018 5 PM. Bloggers, friends and fans enjoyed a good night as Nadine Lustre took the stage on the launch of Whisper Curvalicious Movement at Valkyrie Night Club, The Palace, BGC .

March 20, 2018 5 PM. Bloggers, friends and fans enjoyed a good night as Nadine Lustre took the stage on the launch of Whisper Curvalicious Movement at Valkyrie Night Club, The Palace, BGC .

Whisper team with talented young stars Nadine Lustre, Lauren Reid and Kiana Valenciano-


Nadine Lustre, Lauren Reid and Kiana Valenciano

She enthusiastically performed the latest Whisper anthem which by now you may have seen online or on TV. I myself got hooked, na LSS ako sa jingle.  Say yes all day, say yes all day. Curvalicious, curvalicious...

Nadine Lustre, Lauren Reid and Kiana Valenciano
Besties Nadine Lustre, Lauren Reid and Kiana Valenciano on the rotating  stage for a 360 selfie video.

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The celebrities as they grant interviews.

Today’s women are a force to be reckoned with. Unfazed by nothing and empowered to do more, they are unabashedly beautiful and confident wherever they go.

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With Blogger friends.

Me and my squad looked forward to a night filled with fun, excitement, and of course women empowerment! And that is exactly what we got!

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Walwalan daw hahaha!

Choose Curvalicious!

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The new Whisper- aside from cottony soft cover, anti leak barriers, 12 hour leakage protection, Dermacare lotion-  now has a CURVALICIOUS design feature ensuring a more snug fit! Not to mention a hip packaging!

Whisper- aside from cottony soft cover, anti leak barriers, 12 hour leakage protection, Dermacare lotion, it now has a CURVALICIOUS

It was indeed a celebration of the new Whisper woman- fearless, fierce, and playfully bold! Perfectly embodied by Nadine Lustre, you and me!!! Thanks for reading! :)

L'Oreal Foundation Beauty for a Better Life: Empowering Women, Transforming Communities

Hello po! Last April 3, 2018, we headed to the Renaissance Convention Center in Marikina as there was a celebration- a Commencement- for the dear graduates of L'Oréal Foundation's Beauty for a Better Life.

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Launched last April 2017, L’Oréal’s Beauty For a Better Life has since completed one full year of training for three batches of beneficiaries. Placing beauty at the heart of re-building identities and lives, and created to ignite long-term social impact, many of those who benefit from L’Oréal’s Beauty For a Better Life are women in vulnerable social or economic situations. 


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Since its launch, 62 beneficiaries from the Philippines has been given an opportunity to go into jobs and even own businesses in the field of hairdressing.


Renaissance Convention Center in Marikina as there was a celebration- a Commencement- for the dear graduates of L'Oreal Beauty for a Better Life.

Led by the L’Oréal Foundation, Beauty For a Better Life is deployed in 27 countries globally and is one of the Foundation’s key programs to empower women in situations of social and economic instability by training them for careers in the beauty sector. For its first run, L’Oréal Philippines, along with its partner organization Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), decided to focus on training women within one barangay to allow for growth within the community and co-empowerment among themselves.


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The program was first brought to Brgy. Sto. Niño in Marikina as one of the priority areas for unemployment.


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Form


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Haircut 

"We believe in the power of beauty to change lives, and Beauty For a Better Life expands the
definition of beauty by using it a way to provide skills and livelihood opportunities to those most in
need. A renewed sense of self-confidence, diginity and motivation are fundamental changes that we
see in our graduates and it is our hope and vision that Beauty For a Better Life empowers these
women to gain a better quality of life through increased access to livelihood opportunities, and thereby becoming socially and economically empowered to also serve as beacons of hope for their own families and communities”, shares Carmel Valencia, L’Oréal Philippines Corporate Communication Manager.


Luis Yanga, General Manager, Professional Products Division, L'Oreal Philippines
Luis Yanga, General Manager, Professional Products Division, L'Oreal Philippines 

To date, 62 individuals have completed the program, 22 of which come from the third batch graduating this April 2018. Each batch of beneficiaries underwent daily classroom sessions in the Barangay Hall for three months wherein they were taught different hairdressing skills such as blowdrying, hair coloring, hair cutting, and application of hair treatments – under the tutelage of L’Oréal Philippines trainers. They were also exposed to a one-week internship in L’Oréal’s partner salons across Metro Manila to expose them to actual hairdressing jobs and potentially further their career options.


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Valedictorian

April 3 signals a new chapter for the program as it celebrates all the beneficiaries from Brgy. Sto. Niño including the latest set of graduates and also gives way for the turning over of the program to a new barangay in Marikina. “It is truly heartwarming to see the hope that the program has brought about to the lives of the women (and men) of Brgy. Sto. Niño. For the next cycle of Beauty For a Better Life, we are hoping that we will also open opportunities to individuals from Brgy. Dela Peña and continue our advocacy of changing lives through beauty,” concludes Ms. Valencia.

The first batch of beneficiaries from Brgy. Dela Peña will begin training under the program on April 4.


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Graduates with Carmel Valencia (Corporate Communications, L'Oreal Philippines), Rey Laguda (Director, PBSP),Georgina Hernandez-Yang (Spokesperson Office of the Vice President of the Philippines), Rizaldy Josef (Chairman, Barangay Sto. Niño), Ariel Lazaro (Chairman, Barangay Dela Peña).

About Beauty for a Better Life

From 2009 to 2012, L’Oréal Philippines mounted the annual ‘Bigay Daan’ program which taught hairdressing and makeup skills to over 300 unemployed women in Pasig over four years.
In 2017, L’Oréal Philippines relaunched the program under a new name, ‘Beauty For a Better Life’. Led by the L’Oréal Foundation and implemented in different countries across the globe, ‘Beauty For a Better Life’ continues to empower and change the lives of women through developing their self-confidence and providing them with an opportunity for a better life.
Acknowledging that having a ‘better life’ may mean different things to different people in different cultures, the Foundation gives its counterparts in different countries the liberty to design the program to be more appropriate and relevant to the local context.

About L’Oréal Philippines

L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary 
brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016 and employs 89,300 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce. Research and innovation are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020
“Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain.

L’Oréal Philippines has been present in the country as a wholly owned subsidiary of L’Oréal since 1994. Based on the unique
and diverse beauty needs of every Filipino, L’Oreal Philippines manages a portfolio of the most technologically advanced
brands across several beauty categories and present across all beauty channels, including L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline New York, Garnier, Nyx Professional Make Up, Kiehl’s, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Guy Laroche, L’Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase, and Matrix.

As one of the big beauty players in the country, L’Oréal Philippines has also made its contributions as a good corporate citizen to the country over its 25 years of presence. It is our priority and commitment to reduce the impact of our activity on the planet and bolster positive socio-economic impact on the lives of people and communities in the Philippines. This has been done through our various philanthropic activities such as “Beauty For a Better Life,” and “Citizen Day.”

About L'Oréal 


L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary 
brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 26.02 billion euros in 2017 and employs 82 600 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce. Research and innovation, and a  dedicated research team of 3 885 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain.


It was truly heartwarming when the salons wherein they had their internships, PBSP,  L'Oreal Foundation, local government, and everyone else who supported, banded together to give these women a chance; an opportunity for a better life. Aside from the certificates, they were handed a starter kit to begin their journey to a better tomorrow.


L'Oreal Hair Products include Kerastase, Matrix, etc.
L'Oreal Hair Products include Kerastase, Matrix, etc.

VP Leni Robredo also delivered her heartfelt video message. See HERE:


It is true what they say- Invest in Girls, Change the World! Tap beauty for a better life! Thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Pineapple or No? Which Slice Are You On in Santino's Battle of the Supreme

Just like the world's most fearsome fighting team, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, my favorite food is PIZZA!!! And with that, I have been regularly enjoying one of the better tasting yet affordable pizzas- Santino's Supreme Italian.

 #SantinosSupremeSlice #BattleoftheSupreme #TeamPineapple #TeamAntiPineapple

I buy my slices of Santino's and personal (small whole) size Pedrico's in malls, LRT stations, even in a nearby ice cream and pizza parlor! Swak sya sa gutom especially when I am on the go. So I am really a fan of the brand.

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“Pineapples on a pizza?” is one of the age-old most controversial food-related argument and becomes a subject for an internet debate, as vocal critics and supporters made memes and various posts which has taken both sides. 

The pineapple-on- a-pizza flavor or Hawaiian pizza was first created in 1962 by Sam Panopoulous at the Satellite Restaurant in Toronto, Canada, from then it became a popular pizza topping and also a target of dislike for others.

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As the debate continues worldwide, SANTINO'S SUPREME SLICE creates a platform to a friendly yet interesting competitive debate for all pizza lovers on its very first BATTLE OF THE SUPREME: Team Pineapple vs. Team Anti-Pineapple Campaign, this is a series of dare battle videos between two
teams that will be uploaded on the Official Facebook Page of SANTINO'S SUPREME SLICE which started last February 14, 2018. 

Each representative of the team must accomplish the dare to score a point. The team with the highest total points will be the winner! 

Supreme pizza lovers out there can show their support by buying SANTINO'S SUPREME SLICE Hawaiian Madness for Team Pineapple...

Hawaiian Madness
Hawaiian Madness

or SANTINO'S SUPREME SLICE Non Pineapple Flavors for Team Anti-Pineapple. 

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Pepperoni Sorpresa

Are you a forever fan of Team Pineapple or you'll stick being in Team Anti Pineapple? Who do you think will reign SUPREME?

Visit Santino’s Supreme Slice official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SantinosSupremeSliceOfficial to keep updated and watch your
team compete against each other. 

Also, don’t forget to use the official hashtags when you post!
#SantinosSupremeSlice #BattleoftheSupreme #TeamPineapple #TeamAntiPineapple

SANTINO' S SUPREME SLICE is the Philippines' fastest growing pizza kiosk chain with over 200
outlets nationwide. For SUPREME business opportunity, reach them thru these hotlines:
Manila (02) 411-9444; Cebu (032) 520-8811, Davao (082) 295-7943 or 0925-511- 9444. 

Thank you! Santino's and sister company Pizza Pedrico's (famed for 4 pizzas in a box)!

I have to say, even if we didn't heat them up before serving, (like for instance you had it to-go and took it home for dinner), the whole family agreed it's delicious and the crust is soft.

Ham and Cheez
Ham and Cheez

Chorizo and Cheez
Chorizo and Cheez

Cheez and Cheez
Cheez and Cheez

Sausage and Cheez
Sausage and Cheez

As for me, I like my pizza either with or without pineapple! It depends on the flavor and my mood! But for purposes of this debate, I will go for #TeamAntiPineapple, llamado eh hehe! So which team are you rooting for? Cast your vote now! Thanks for reading! :)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

KB Silver Soap and Asian Magic Cream Review!!! Amazing Products to Try!

Hello po! Mga frens, I was sent some products from Yumei Mise to try (which I also shared to our supporters in our recent giveaway). Two of these are KB Silver Soap and Asian Magic Cream!

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The review of Mejie Slimming Coffee plus Collagen is in the link HERE.

Here is my review of KB Silver Soap and Asian Magic Cream.

KB Silver Soap

Price Php 295/ 60 g

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KB Silver Soap Key Ingredients:
Alpha Arbutin, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen.

Lightens, moisturizes. Makes skin supple, firm and resist lines and wrinkles.

KB Silver Soap Key Ingredients:  Alpha Arbutin, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen.

I am familiar with this soap as I have seen this in drugstores and department stores.

Details:
There is an elegant outer carton then plastic cover (but these are not glued shut).
The bar has characters embossed on it.

Good that it's small size - ideal if you wanna test first or if you want to finish it quick and proceed to a new or fresh bar.

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Review:

It does not produce copious bubbles but it's pretty easy to lather. Has a clean, fresh soap scent. I feel fabulous after every bath with this luxurious soap!

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I finished a bar on my body and also used it on my face. Tip: It brightens better if you leave it on for a few minutes longer.

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Before and After. Immediately from first use, skin looks lighter and softer.

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Asian Magic Cream

Price: Php 195/ 5 ml

Most raw materials were sourced from our kababayan, Filipino farmers, but this is made in Korea.

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Original Asian beauty secret magic cream.

Asian Magic Cream 18 active Ingredients:

Olive Oil, Rosehips Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Elemi Oil (Pili Oil), Virgin Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Bee Pollen, Propolis Extract, Certified Organic Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose oil, Honey, Royal Jelly, Green Tea, Essential and Natural Fragrance Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter.

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Yes, I am familiar with the famous  Egyptian magic cream, having seen it in vlogs many years ago! But this Asian magic cream is new to me. Not to worry because there are many videos that explain its benefits and how to use it/ testimonials.

This product is multi-purpose: you can use it for scars, stretchmarks, eczema, psoriasis, etc.

It's remarkable that it's 10 FREE: Meaning, it is without harmful (and potentially carcinogenic) substances such as tar, paraben, mineral oil, ethylene oxide, benzophenone, dmdm hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, hydroquinone, artificial color, triclosan.

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Review:

As one massages KB Asian Magic Cream in, it takes the form of oil but not too heavy or greasy. Easily absorbed by the skin.

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Rub well and it melts to oil.

I used it on my face for 3 days and it did not cause me a huge breakout even though it is oil. I did have a tiny whitehead in my chin the third day but I believe it was a coincidence and not from this product. Rather, my skin feels stronger, revitalized and healthier with every use.

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I put this all over my face to check for any reactions.

I also used it on my peeling nails (it got damaged because I forcibly removed the powder polish) and overnight, it helped them to heal.

Guys if y'all are interested to order or to know more, here are the links to their site:
 www.ilovekb.com www.yumeimise.net www.asianskymall.com.ph KB Silver Soap and Asian Magic Cream are also available in Watsons. Thanks for reading! :)