Tuesday, June 19, 2018

L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science: Advocating Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Hello po! I love sci-fi flicks and nature programs. Astronauts exploring outer space for another planet to inhabit, or archaeologists digging up ancient sites to find relics, or doctors researching to understand the behavior of creatures and discovering new species. These are all interesting- to know about our past, our history, and on the other hand, to explore possibilities into the future and invent new technology for a better world. I think that our brilliant women scientists and engineers rock!

But then, I noticed that women in that field are always outnumbered by men. That is why I was glad to know about L’Oréal-UNESCO efforts and commitment!

L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science: Advocating Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Tackling the greatest challenges of the Agenda for Sustainable Development will depend on harnessing all talent. And today, more than ever, science and gender equality are equally vital to drive sustainable development. Despite this truth, women account for only 30% of the world’s researchers, and with even lower percentages at higher decision-making levels. 

In response, L’Oréal and UNESCO founded the For Women in Science (FWIS) program in 1998 with the mission to  empower  more women in the field of sciences by increasing the number of women in scientific research, promoting more young women to enter the profession, and to assist them once their careers are in progress.


 Tackling the greatest challenges of the Agenda for Sustainable Development, will depend on harnessing all talent, and today, more than ever, science and gender equality are equally vital to drive sustainable development. Despite this truth, women account for only 30% of the world’s researchers, and with even lower percentages at higher decision-making levels.
L’Oreal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO founded the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program.

Since the launch of FWIS, the program has supported more than 3,100 women scientists from 117 countries, and celebrated 102 renowned scientists at the peak of their careers including three who have won a Nobel Prize. The program has increased the visibility, career opportunities, and self-confidence of women scientists across the world. 


In response, L’Oréal and UNESCO founded the For Women in Science (FWIS) program in 1998 with the mission to  empower  more women in the field of sciences by increasing the number of women in scientific research, promoting more young women to enter the profession, and to assist them once their careers are in progress.


Since the launch of FWIS, the program has supported more than 3,100 women scientists from 117 countries, and celebrated 102 renowned scientists at the peak of their careers including three who have won a Nobel Prize. The program has increased the visibility, career opportunities, and self-confidence of women scientists across the world.

The Philippines has had the privilege of seeing Dr. Lourdes Cruz win as a Global Laureate (2010) for her work with snail toxins, and has had four Filipina scientists awarded as National Fellows (2011 and 2012).

June 5, 2018 marks a milestone for the Philippines as FWIS celebrates the return of the program in the Country through the awarding of the newest FWIS National Fellow. The program’s return to the Philippines cements L’Oréal’s strong commitment to pushing women empowerment and leadership in science in the Philippines. 

“The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program was founded with the mission to ensure that critical research across various fields in science takes full advantage of the intelligence, creativity, and passion of women,” shares Ms. Carmel Valencia, Corporate Communications Manager of L’Oréal Philippines.


Carmel Valencia, Corporate Communications Manager of L’Oréal Philippines.

"We have been immensely proud of the work of our Laureates, Fellows and all the awardees across various fields, each proving to be vital in contributing towards sustainable economic growth, social development, and environmental sustainability. They all serve as testament to our belief that women in science truly have the power to change the world,” she asserts.

More than just an awarding ceremony, the forum tackled the multifaceted challenges of gender inequality in the field of science, recognized women’s contributions across various fields, and underscored the critical need for their full participation in driving the sustainable development agenda.

To solidify their commitment to drive increased women participation and success in the field of science, a six-point manifesto was signed by representatives from L’Oréal, UNESCO, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), and the scientific community.

The forum also featured distinguished panel speakers and women leaders from the scientific moderated by Ms. Rina Jimenez-David including Dr. Didith Rodrigo, Scientist and Author of “Women in Science” Children’s Books; Dr. Marieta Sumagaysay, Executive Director, National Research Council of the Philippines; Dr. Laura David, FWIS Philippines National Fellow 2011; and Dr. Aletta Yñiguez, FWIS Philippines National Fellow 2012, to name a few. Each shared on their experiences as Filipina scientists and the opportunities that they see for more thought-leaders in the community.


Ms. Rina Jimenez-David including Dr. Didith Rodrigo, Scientist and Author of “Women in Science” Children’s Books; Dr. Marieta Sumagaysay, Executive Director, National Research Council of the Philippines; and Dr. Laura David, FWIS Philippines National Fellow 2011; and Dr. Aletta Yñiguez, FWIS Philippines National Fellow 2012,
Empowered women on inspiring the next generation of Filipina scientists. Columnist Ms. Rina Jimenez-David moderates a panel discussion with distinguished scientists Dr. Didith Rodrigo, Dr. Marieta Sumagaysay, Dr. Laura David, and Dr. Aletta Yñiguez as they shared their experiences as women scientists and provided guidance to aspiring scientists.

Through the discussion, it is L’Oréal’s and UNESCO’s hope to encourage visibility on the challenges
and breakthroughs of Filipina scientists and push more sectors to provide support.

In its first year back, FWIS awarded one outstanding woman scientist who is leading with her study in chemical oceanography. Dr. Charissa Ferrera is recognized as the FWIS Philippines National Fellow 2018. With a relevant and timely research on the water quality in coastal areas and fishing localities particularly Bolinao and Anda, Dr. Ferrera pushes for sustainable mariculture by advocating to help communities recover from effects of pollution through effective science communication.

“I see my win as an opportunity to create a ripple effect that will allow for more individuals to be inspired to pursue careers in science,” shares Dr. Ferrera on winning the fellowship. As a woman who dared to ask, she hopes to encourage women who want to become researchers to stay motivated. “Look for opportunities because they are there and do not be afraid to ask. Always go for what you want and keep going no matter the circumstances,” advised Dr. Ferrera.

After its first year back in the country, FWIS looks at further pushing the needle to create an impact in the local scientific community and will continue to recognize women in the field as well as encourage awareness among the younger generation.

L’Oréal Philippines Managing Director, Thibault de Saint Victor.
L’Oréal Philippines Managing Director, Thibault de Saint Victor.

UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific Director, Prof. Shahbaz Khan
UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific Director, Prof. Shahbaz Khan.

National Academy of Science and Technology President, Dr. Rhodora Azanza
National Academy of Science and Technology President, Dr. Rhodora Azanza.

Celebrating and recognizing remarkable women scientists. Two For Women In Science Global Laureates graced the Philippine Ceremony of the program and served as an inspiration to future women scientists:

Dr. Reiko Kuroda was awarded the FWIS Global Laureate for Asia/Pacific in 2013.
Dr. Reiko Kuroda was awarded the FWIS Global Laureate for Asia/Pacific in 2013.

Dr. Lourdes Cruz is the FWIS Global Laureate for Asia/Pacific in 2010,the first and only Filipina and Southeast Asian to win the award in its two-decade run, and is FWIS Philippines 2018 Jury President.
Dr. Lourdes Cruz is the FWIS Global Laureate for Asia/Pacific in 2010,the first and only Filipina and Southeast Asian to win the award in its two-decade run, and is FWIS Philippines 2018 Jury President.

The world’s oceans are heavily affected by human activities, including overfishing, posing major threats to marine biodiversity and coastal habitats. An advocate for sustainable fisheries management, L’Oréal- UNESCO For Women In Science 2018 Philippine National Fellow, Dr. Charissa Ferrera's work is focused on educating and advocating for more sustainable practices among fishermen and local government units, specifically in Anda and Bolinao.
The world’s oceans are heavily affected by human activities, including overfishing, posing major threats to marine biodiversity and coastal habitats. An advocate for sustainable fisheries management, L’Oréal- UNESCO For Women In Science 2018 Philippine National Fellow, Dr. Charissa Ferrera's work is focused on educating and advocating for more sustainable practices among fishermen and local government units, specifically in Anda and Bolinao.

Representatives from L’Oréal, UNESCO, NAST, and the scientific community come together to sign the manifesto pushing for increased women participation and success in the field of science.


Public and private sector leaders had pledged to empowering more women in Sciences during the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Ceremony last June 5, 2018 held at the Century City Mall, Makati.

For more on the topic, you may follow them on Twitter @loreal and @4womeninscience
#FWIS #ForWomenInScience.

#fwis, We need women in Science to turn Dreams to Vision. Girls with Dreams become women with Vision!!!
I love the message: We need women in Science to turn Dreams to Vision. Girls with Dreams become women with Vision!!! We face unprecedented challenges in our world: climate change, sustainable energy, affordable healthcare, security among other issues. A great part of the complex solutions will come from innovations in science, and as such, we cannot afford to continue having women under-represented in the field.

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Congratulations Dr. Charissa Ferrera for being awarded L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women In Science 2018 Philippine National Fellow!

Public and private sector leaders had pledged to empowering more women in Sciences during the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Ceremony last June 5, 2018 held at the Century City Mall, Makati. Thanks for reading! :)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Foodie Review: Unicorn Tea & Bistro

Hello po! Besh, unicorns and mermaids are the whimsical trends of these days. That is why when I heard about Unicorn Tea & Bistro, it piqued my curiosity.

Unicorn Tea & Bistro review

First of all, Unicorn Tea and Bistro is not your pastel, cutesy cafe with stuffed toys, but it is something that is just a tad more serious. But like the mythical creature it was named after, it is something special and hard to find.

Unicorn Tea & Bistro address

I visited last May May 27, 2018.

The bistro offers free Wi-Fi and there is parking space in front. It is quiet and cozy, and I find the place very much ideal for studying or for romantic dates.

Unicorn Tea & Bistro schedule

The owner is an Executive Chef/ Pastry Chef, hence the very appetizing presentation of the food.

Unicorn Tea & Bistro contact number

Unicorn Tea and Bistro is a relatively new player, formally opening its doors just last April.

MENU


Unicorn Tea & Bistro pricelist


Unicorn Tea & Bistro menu

The wide selection of cakes and pastries is a nice accompaniment to their assortment of hot and cold
beverages. There are macarons, food for the gods, shepherd's pie, Danish bread, etc.

The wide selection of cakes and pastries is a nice accompaniment to their assortment of hot and cold  beverages. There are macarons, food for the gods, shepherd's pie, Danish bread, etc. unicorn tea bistro

The bistro's slogan- Their coffee keeps you awake, but Unicorn's tea keeps you dreaming! Serving the world's most luxurious teas to the Philippines.

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The 1872 Clipper Tea Co Historical Blend of Taste and Tea. Black tea, Green tea, Tisanes (Herbal tea), Oolong Tea. Take a pick from the flavors- Anti-stress, Fruitopia, Peace of Mind, Healing Garden, etc.

 The 1872 Clipper Tea Co Historical Blend of Taste and Tea. Take a pick for the flavors- Anti-stress, Fruitopia, Peace of Mind, Healing Garden, etc.

Now let us feast on some of the mouthwatering delicacies Unicorn Tea and Bistro has to offer.

FOOD

Aglio Olio Php 180
This beloved pasta dish has just the right combination of flavors- not too salty or sour, there is no feeling of being shortchanged because the shrimp is plentiful. Has sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and Parmesan cheese.

Aglio Olio Php 180  This beloved pasta dish has just the right combination of flavors- not too salty or sour, there is no feeling of being shortchanged because the shrimp is plentyful. Has sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and Parmesan cheese.

Fish and Chips Php 185
May I just say that the dip is wonderful (it was made from scratch, by the way), it's very creamy and makes the big beer battered dory fish fillet and crispy coated or twister fries so much more delicious.

Fish and Chips Php 185  May I just say that the dip is wonderful (it was made from scratch, by the way), it's very creamy and makes the big beer battered dory fish fillet and crispy coated or twister fries so much more delicious.

Mr. Egg Benedict loves Waffles Php 150
Great for the meatlovers! At first I assumed it was chorizo and ham, but reading the menu description, it turns out to be Chinese sausage and bacon crumble! Also includes 2 pc waffles, egg (well cooked, the yolk does not flow), and wilted spinach topped with hollandaise sauce.

Mr Egg Benedict loves Waffles Php 150  Great for the meatlovers! At first I assumed it was chorizo and ham, but reading the menu description, it turns out to be Chinese sausage and bacon crumble! Also includes egg (well cooked, the yellow does not flow), and wilted spinach topped with hollandaise sauce.

Bacon S'mores Php 170
This creation is truly sweet like a dessert, buttermilk waffle, torched marshmallow, candied bacon, Hershey piece, Graham, cherry on top of vanilla ice cream with chocolate drizzle.

Bacon S'mores Php 170  This creation is truly sweet like a dessert, buttermilk waffle, torched marshmallow, candied bacon, Hershey piece, Graham, cherry on top of ice cream with chocolate drizzle.

Cheesecake
It is not the usual triangle slice but this was presented sort of like a cupcake. But really, this is no mamon but a cheesecake through and through. Creamy, decadent cheesecake with crust underneath and cherry or blueberry topping. The fact that it's served on exquisite glass +10 bonus points!

Cheesecake  It is not the usual triangle slice but this was presented sort of like a cupcake. But really, this is no mamon but a cheesecake through and through. Creamy, decadent cheesecake with crust underneath and cherry or blueberry topping. The fact that it's served on exquisite glass +10 bonus points!


DRINKS

We had frappes in the flavors of Green Tea Matcha (with floral, fragrant, undertones),
and Black Tea Caramel (has a fine brewed tea distinction).

Green Tea Matcha (with floral, fragrant, undertones).

Now HIGHLY RECOMMENDED is their hot tea which was served very nicely, serving size in solo or sharing. We chose Apple Teani (you can see the luxury loose leaf tea used and its temperature is maintained by a tealight candle, I can compare it to a very expensive teahouse that we had visited).

Because of the hot tea's astringency, there are some people who consider it a palate cleanser or a perfect ending to a full or heavy meal- sort of to help digest or to melt away the sharp tastes.

Now HIGHLY RECOMMENDED is their hot tea which was served very nicely. We chose Apple Teani (you can see the loose leaf used and its temperature is maintained by a tealight candle, I can compare it to a very expensive teahouse that we had visited).

Unicorn Tea and Bistro is located at the Ground floor of the Capital Towers, E Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Quezon City, Philippines. (landmark: beside National Bookstore,  in front of Trinity University of Asia, walking distance from Puregold QI, St Lukes, National Children's Hospital).

Operating hours is Monday to Sunday 9 AM to 12 MN.
Free delivery to nearby areas, call (02) 616-0908, 0917-1540944.

Visit Unicorn Tea & Bistro QC for yummy food at budget friendly prices! Thanks for reading! :)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Silent Clubbing with Famous DJs- A First by SM City Fairview!

Hello po! Besh living in the vicinity of Quezon City, did you see the banners around the area announcing SM City Fairview's On The Beat event? I was mighty intrigued about "silent clubbing" experience.

on the beat silent clubbing

That was a fantastic day as there were many surprises that time at SM Fairview. We even scored FREE donuts at J.Co!

Going back, I was an early bird to the party. As far as we know, this was the FIRST silent clubbing at a mall.

It was held last Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Atrium of SM City Fairview. There are three batches one can participate in, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

June 1, 2018, at the Atrium of SM City Fairview. There are three batches one can participate in, from 5:00 to 10:00 PM.

One can participate for FREE by presenting receipts from any store in SM City Fairview worth at least Php 1, 000 (single or accumulated).

sm city fairview on the beat silent clubbing

party at the mall

So essentially silent clubbing is we get to party privately, we get to hear the music thru headsets. Those around us do not hear what we are listening to.

We can choose from 3 jams brought to us by reknowned DJs- Marvelous, Angel Villaronte and Callum David.

Blue- Hiphop- DJ Marvelous; Red- RnB- DJ Angel Villaronte; Green- EDM- DJ David Callum.

Hmmm... This is what I remember the jams as designated: Blue- Hiphop- DJ Marvelous; Red- RnB- DJ Angel Villaronte; Green- EDM- DJ David Callum.

I loved to switch channels every once in a while. All 3 guest DJs were good!

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Chill lang si atseng blogger mo.

The crowd was a merry mix of young and old people from different walks of life.

Some party-goers chose to sit and chill. Other ravers went up front in circles and danced.

It was a cool thing to see and there was an almost equal mix of blue, green and red, the color code among those listening to the different beats.

Eat, play, shop at the city! Be on the loop with exciting deals and events by liking www.facebook.com/smcityfairview.  Thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Menarini RELIFE: Science x Art = Beauty

Hello po! Besh, did you know that whereas before, people who go to surgeons clamor to have a Caucasian look, but nowadays they actually want and ask to get Korean features? Betcha know that right, with the Hallyu (K-wave) and our madness for Oppa!!!

menarini relife smile train

Find out about the Philippine launch last May 31, 2018 at the Shangri-La BGC of RELIFE, a revolutionary approach to medical aesthetics by Menarini. Menarini is founded in 1886, and is the leading Italian pharmaceutical company in the world, present in over 100 countries.

 May 31 2018 at the Shangri-La BGC of RELIFE,
L-R: Dr. Steven Kusmanto, Associate Marketing Director for A. Menarini Asia Pacific; Dra. Anna Katrina Dela Torre, A. Menarini Philippines Medical Affairs Manager; Charina Morales, A. Menarini Philippines, Senior Brand Manager; Dr. Grace Nilo, A. Menarini Phillippines Medical Affairs Director; Ms. Kimmy Flaviano, Smile Train Country Director, Philippines; Associate Professor Jose Joven Cruz, Plastic surgeon; Dr. Purita Paz-Lao, Dermatologist; Riza Marie Magallon, A. Menarini Philippines Marketing Manager; Dr. Jaime Arzadon, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon; Professor Salvatore Fundaro, M.D., Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon; Derris Loy, Associate Regional Therapeutic Area Manager, A. Menarini Asia Pacific.

Calling all fearless Filipinas - it’s time to join the confidence movement, by embracing and expressing beauty according to one’s own terms.

By fusing the science and art of beauty, women can have a better grasp of the possibilities they face. Stepping up to this is Menarini, Italy’s largest bio-pharmaceutical company with more than 130 years of medical experience, which has developed a revolutionary new approach to medical
aesthetics. 

They took to heart the innovation and insights that bring life to the confidence movement, and the Menarini Group eventually launched RELIFE, a new worldwide company that specialises in dermatology and aesthetic medicine.

With its global headquarters in Florence, Italy; the cradle of the Renaissance; RELIFE draws on its dual scientific and artistic heritage to create beauty. Its science-based products and treatment
protocols reflect its scientific heritage while the company’s concept of conscious innovation embodies its artistic heritage. 

“Gone are the days when women are ashamed or afraid to try new products and even cosmetic procedures. Filipinas are very particular about how they look, and they want to be sure that they go for the best especially when it comes to their body.” says Menarini Group’s Medical
Affairs Doctor, Dr. Grace Nilo. 

“Now that the Menarini Group has arrived in the Philippines, we’re here to provide revolutionary aesthetic medicine that will empower people to be the most beautiful and confident versions of themselves”.

Showing the beauty within

RELIFE believes the skin mirrors your well-being. That’s why RELIFE offers healthcare
practitioners (HCPs) a holistic approach to aesthetic medicine giving a natural-looking, youthful
appearance. This is achieved with a combination of unique products and treatment techniques
developed in collaboration with leading HCPs/ specialists and the global scientific community. 

RELIFE will always listen to the needs of patients and HCPs, to provide the best-in-class product and value-added support services. The RELIFE aesthetic range consist of two core products:

Happy Lift suspension threads


Happy Lift suspension threads

Happy Lift is a patented line of absorbable, monofilament, suspension barbed threads designed to lift and hold soft and/or sagging facial tissues for a refreshed look and more defined facial contours. Happy Lift is made of unique materials poly-L-lactic acid and caprolactone. 

Unlike some conventional sutures which are smooth, Happy Lift threads have tiny barbs. Once inserted into the skin, these tiny barbs stimulate the fibroblasts to synthesize the extracellular matrix and collagen in the skin that act as scaffolding to lift and hold soft facial tissues in place, giving longer-lasting results than most other kinds of sutures.

SKINFILL hyaluronic acid fillers


SKINFILL hyaluronic acid fillers


SKINFILL is developed based on the patented COESIX® Plus technology, an effective cross-linking technology that allows the filler to be optimally balanced between duration and moldability.
SKINFILL is made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the human body and cross-linked with butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE) for increased stability. 

Together with collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid is responsible for the skin’s youthful appearance. SKINFILL is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, restore lost volume, and reshape facial features.

Conscious Innovation

RELIFE provides HCPs with the knowledge, training, and products they need to cater to their
patients’ desires while adhering to a standardised educational platform ICME (Innovation and
Consciousness in Medical Education). 

RELIFE prides itself on being a brand patients and HCPs can
rely on and trust to:
1. Provide patient-centred care with a science-based approach
2. Develop and manufacture safe and effective products
3. Work with HCPs to bring conscious innovation and solutions to meet patients’ needs
4. Partner with scientific and medical communities to develop and deliver continuous medical
education

Passing on the smiles

As RELIFE begins its launch in six key Asia-Pacific markets this year, they have commissioned a series of seven paintings called the Masterpieces of Beauty by a rising star in the Asian art world, Monica Hapsari. 

All the paintings will incorporate Asian perceptions of beauty tastefully combined with the Renaissance concepts of science and art. At the end of each of the i-DASS launch events in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines, all the paintings from the Masterpieces of Beauty series will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to Smile Train, a global alliance of charities working together to share beauty and happiness by giving children with cleft lip and cleft palate back their smiles and confidence.

To find out more about Smile Train in the Philippines, please visit www.smiletrain.ph/


threads techniques



menarini relife case study

There is a perpetual search for the fount of youth, and with the advancements in technology and new research, we are closer than ever.

I find that there is nothing wrong with this non-invasive procedures or lunchbreak treatments, if you may. The results are subtle and of course, as long as it would make one be confident and feel better about themselves, then why not? Thanks for reading! :)

Monday, June 4, 2018

Find Your Perfect Match This Financial Independence Month!

Hello po! There are many apps now that singles can use to find their best romantic interests! But do you know there is also a website that can help you land your perfect match in terms of SOMEONE to help you prepare for your future, manage your life-long savings and the fruits of your hard work, aka financial advisor?

sun life insurance

Read on to find out more about the Sun Life Perfect Match press con which happened last June 1, 2018, at the Makati Shangri-La.


insurance, investment, mutual fund, piolo pascual

With the rise of do-it-yourself financial planning, more Filipinos can now take charge of their hard-
earned money. But despite the growing information and advice on personal finance, many still lack an investing mindset. 

sun life investment

This means looking beyond traditional savings instruments to achieve future goals. In fact, Sun Life’s SOLAR (Study of Lifestyle and Relationships) reveals that only 38% of Filipinos are willing to take investment risks in order to earn more and that only 8% actually invest. Furthermore, only 16% claim to have life insurance despite 88% of Filipinos worrying about their financial situation in case something happens to the breadwinner.

sun life financial advisor

Clearly, many Filipinos still need guidance and advice on how to achieve lifetime financial security. A role that a Sun Life Financial Advisor can fulfill with their professionalism, a caring attitude, a winning mindset, and an inspired vision. 

It’s a brilliant match!

In time for the Financial Independence Month of June, Sun Life puts the spotlight on the value of
meeting a trusted financial partner via the #SunLifePerfectMatch campaign. Here, the country’s first
and #1 life insurer aims to educate Filipinos on choosing the right Financial Advisor to help them with their financial goals. And with the Advisor Match tool, your perfect Sun Life advisor may just be a click away.

sun life perfect match

How does it work? Simply go to their website to access Advisor Match. Enter your location to generate a list of advisors in your vicinity. Each profile contains a short description of their credentials and how they can extend help – a very nifty way to show you what they have to offer. Such freedom to choose a Financial Advisor is both innovative and relevant, especially for consumers who want personalized service on-demand and at their convenience.

Make your brighter choice!

More than a handy online tool, Advisor Match is about empowering Filipinos to be more exacting and selective when looking for a financial partner. A series of online videos called “My Dream Advisor” puts a humorous twist on the challenging journey that comes with seeking one’s perfect advisor match.

Taking a cue from the 90s dating game shows, the videos feature searchers faced with a rather 
disappointing line-up of advisor searchees – each embodying undesirable characteristics that have
unfairly stereotyped life insurance agents for the longest time.

sun life makati shang

For its part, Sun Life emphasizes four core values that every financial advisor should possess: 

(1) professional in doing business;
(2) one who cares for your welfare; 
(3) a desire to win for your dreams; and 
(4) an inspiring commitment to serve rather than sell. 

These values define Sun Life’s over 11,000 financial advisors. 

“We’ve seen a growing interest in personal finance lately with the number of inquiries and requests for advisor referrals doubling the past couple of years. We are happy to share that we are now empowering Filipinos to choose their very own Sun Life Advisor with just the click of a button. 

With Sun Life’s Advisor Match, they can be assured of finding competent and committed financial advisors to help them achieve their financial goals,” affirmed Sun Life Philippines Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Mylene Lopa. After all, finding your #SunLifePerfectMatch should never be difficult.

advisor match sun life

Go to advisormatch.sunlife.com.ph to experience the Advisor Match tool and learn more about finding the right partner in your financial journey.

june financial independence month

I am glad that Sun Life Inc. (a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate clients, with $ 979 billion total assets under management), is aggressive in their drive for financial literacy.

This really is a big support for us Pinoys so that we may achieve financial freedom.  Thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

My Novuhair Experience at the Fanny Serrano Salon

Hello po! Fanny Serrano is hailed as one of the Philippines' pioneers of beauty. He is a stylist, fashion designer and hair & makeup artist to some of the top celebrities in the country, and he is also an actor and endorser! He has a well-established reputation, and befitting it, a close partnership with Novuhair, a leading brand, Nature's Answer to Hair Loss.

fanny serrano x novuhair blogger

Upon an invitation,  I went to the Fanny Serrano Salon & Boutique located at 32 Scout Borromeo St., Brgy. South Triangle, Tomas Morato, Quezon City, last May 16, 2018, 1 PM, for "Choose Natural, My Novuhair Salon Experience."

Fanny Serrano Salon & Boutique located at 32 Scout Borromeo St., Brgy. South Triangle, Tomas Morato, Quezon City, last May 16, 2018, 1 PM, for "Choose Natural, My Novuhair Salon Experience."

Since this was a prestigious salon by THE Fanny Serrano, I felt a bit intimidated while going there. But it should not be so! The staff, I found out as I entered, were all warm and accommodating! All my inhibitions were quickly shed.

FREE Hair and Scalp Analysis by Novuhair.
One of the first things that caught my eye as I entered was the FREE Hair and Scalp Analysis by Novuhair.

The salon feels pretty nostalgic yet homey, is clean and well-maintained. There are fashionable garments on display, and also posters of his projects, and tasteful decor.

fanny serrano salon review

Next we proceed to the fun part,  my hair styling using Novuhair products!

Novuhair 3-in-1 pack. Herbal Shampoo, Herbal Conditioner, Topical Scalp Lotion.
Novuhair 3-in-1 pack. Herbal Shampoo, Herbal Conditioner, Topical Scalp Lotion.

The stylist approached. He acknowledged that I have thick hair with plenty strands! I requested for a face slimming cut.

First up, massage with Novuhair topical scalp solution. Ate took her time, the head massage was very thorough! Each stroked part felt invigorated. The solution felt cool to the scalp.

hairstyling, novuhair, fanny serrano,

Then the hair was washed. Novuhair herbal shampoo feels good and fragrant, like minty/ tea tree scent. Massaging and removing tangles afterwards with its perfect partner, Novuhair herbal conditioner,which has a different scent but is also pleasant as well, like lavender!

novuhair review

Afterwards, blowdrying of the mane. Ate said for my complexion, I should avoid going for pure black color, a brown/mahogany hue is ideal and can give a younger look.

fanny serrano salon address

Finally, hairstyling by Senior Stylist Sir Jun.

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I would say the main difference really here in Fanny Serrano, you are handled by the best, by experts! Like Sir Jun's years of experience and tangible mastery. It was not just 'okay let's make this or that', no! There was diagnosis of the condition of my crowning glory, proper explanation of the procedure and how it would be achieved, the peg or appreciation of the results, all were fully discussed!

He used a slicing technique- it was like separating and cutting in between blocks of hair! It was very tedious and he spent a considerable amount of time! The goal would be to have texture, fluid movement of hair, aiming for a Jennifer Aniston look. He also added a side bangs.

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I liked the hairstyle! I cannot explain to you how hard it is having a full-bodied hair is especially in the summer- it feels hot and heavy! Now it feels so much lighter and dries quicker after taking a bath. This is more practical and convenient! Naninibago nga ako when I tie it into a ponytail because when I grab the bunch of hair, the ends now feels thinner.

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Top: Before. Bottom: After. The color also became revived.

Tita Fanny was pretty nice. He also freely makes chika about stuff. He related how the best model for Novuhair was Abby Asistio, whom he had seen as a kid with alopecia, and witnessed the miraculous transformation during her journey with Novuhair.

 I also found out about some of his experiences and how he never compromises on quality and is results-driven! It is not always about the fad, giving what a client wants even if not bagay anymore, but they go for what will actually suit and look best on him/her!

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Actually, my woes were minor, some hair fall (seeing around 20 strands per day) plus some white gunk in my scalp which was like dandruff when I scratch it.

My Novuhair Experience at the Fanny Serrano Salon

But after one treatment, the analyzer showed my scalp was now clear and healthy, plus days after, I also noticed less falling hair.  It felt amazing!

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Yey for Novuhair and Novuskin Lift!!!

When they assess your hair and scalp in Fanny Serrano Salon and they deem that you need it, you can try Novuhair there. Novuhair is available in Fanny Serrano Salon & Boutique, online, and in leading department stores, drugstores nationwide.

Say Yes to stronger and healthier hair and scalp with Novuhair and get styled by the trusted hair experts at the Fanny Serrano Salon. Thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Whisper Curvalicious Sanitary Pads Review

Hello po! So a couple of months back, me and my friends got to partayyy with Nadz, Nadine Lustre, and her squad (Kiana Valenciano and Lauren Reid), at the Valkyrie Night Club at The Palace in BGC, Taguig!

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And now I was sent a care package and it was so exciting! After all, the box was biiiig!!!

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It contained packs of Whisper, a pillow, a sleeveless top and a note. Kilig!

Actually, I have been using Whisper since I was a teen and what can I say! From then to now, Whisper remains one of the best pads out there, continuously revolutionizing feminine napkins!

I remember nga, amongst classmates, Oy may dala kang 'Bulong' or Bilhan mo ko ng 'Bulong'... Those were the days!!!

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Say yes all day, say yes all day!

Now I got to try Whisper's latest development.

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If you can notice, the middle is raised, so it absorbs wetness quickly. Plus it fits better on the private parts, hehe.

Review:

Whisper sanitary pads' new design fits snugly! It's soft and comfy, the adhesive is strong and it stays in place! I love that it is scented and controls odor, has good absorbent power, and does not feel very hot or itchy. Plus, PINK!!!

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Details as shown in the wrapper; previous packaging style in blue, made in the Philippines.

Whisper features Curvalicious fit to prevent leaks, Dermacare lotion, soft cotton cover, longer pad, 12-hour leak protection, anti-leak barrier from all sides.

P&G Whisper is the world's leader in feminine protection.

Stay sassy, edgy and fabulous even on your red days. Be a fierce, confident and empowered modern woman with Whisper #Curvalicious. Thanks for reading! :)