A tea party was held at Marco Polo Hotel, guest are all wearing white to celebrate the launch of ORLY’s newest innovation, the ORLY Gel FX Builder in a Bottle. The product is an effortless, all-in-one, brush-on builder application that offers flawless and more natural looking nail extensions.

dashing mom at orly builder event

The stage venue is all dressed up for the reveal of the new product of Orly Philippines and I am also excited to try it for my self because I am a self-confessed nail art addict but my nails are not that strong enough to grow long.

Orly Builder stage design

Ms. Nadia Deering showed to us the exciting new colors that Orly will be launching this year 2019 that is perfect for Spring and Summer. With the nude tones getting a shimmer and glitter upgrade and the bolder colors of Vibrant Reds and Aqua Blues being a staple of everyone’s Summer wardrobe.  Light Coral and Iridescent Pearl also make its usual rounds, renewing a fresh take on a new season.

Nadia Deering

Everyone was invited to join a toast for the success of Orly here at the Philippines together with SprintAsia and  Ms. Nadia Deering (third from left), ORLY International Vice President for Sales.

Orly Toast
Mr. Paul Yap (right most), SprintAsia President, Ms. Jenifer Yap (second from right), SprintAsia Vice President, Ms. Persie Torregoza (third from left), SprintAsia General Manager, Ms. Frances Abayari (left most), ORLY Philippines Brand Manager, Ms. Nadia Deering (third from left), ORLY International Vice President for Sales, Ms. Elsbeth Schutz (fourth from left), ORLY Ambassador and Celebrity Manicurist, and host, Ms. Cesca Litton (third from left), shared the stage for a toast 

Orly Filipina Ambassadors

three inspiring Filipina women

During the event of ORLY, they invited three inspiring Filipina women who have led significant contributions in their respective fields for some quick beauty dialogue; Doctor Geraldine Zamora, whose strength and resolve to help her patients are known in the field of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine; Journalist Margaux Salcedo, with her crystal-clear narrative of events and places in her weekly column; and  Actor Pinky Amador whose talent is well-known globally, ORLY International Vice President for Sales, Nadia Deering was also invited too. Each of them shares their own insights and experience for the topic of the importance of women helping other women thrive in their particular areas of expertise. 

The process of Orly Gel FX Builder in a Bottle

I was able to try Orly Gel FX Builder in a bottle on my one finger. I'm going to show you the steps on how they easily put it on my nails.

  1. Your nails need to be clean at prep. Wipe it with Orly Cleanser, push some of your cuticles and cut a little bit of nail.
  2.  Put an Orly Nail Tip Primer to your whole nails. This will protect your nails for cracking. 
  3. Get an Orly Gel FX Perfect Fit Form and apply it underneath the ends of your nails. Set as your guide.

Orly Gel FX Perfect Fit Form
Orly Gel FX Perfect Fit Form
4. Apply Orly Gel FX Builder in a bottle from the tips of your nails to your desired length. Get a LED Lamp and cure it for about 10 seconds. A quick tip, if you feel a little bit of burning on your nails just removed your nails from the led lamp. Repeat step 4 until your desired thickness is already achieved. 

Apply Gel FX Builder in a Bottle

5. Cure your nails for 30 seconds and apply the final coat to see a crystal clear nails.
dashing mom orly philippines

As of writing of this article, Orly Gel FX Builder is still on my nails and looking good. I will share with you the Pros and Cons of using this product.

Pros :

 - You can only avail it on the partner Orly Philippines outlets or nail salons
 - I think it's a little bit pricey
 - Upon curing the product on your nails you might feel a little bit of burning sensation


- Orly Gel FX Builder is a lot of lighter than any nail extensions
- It is durable
- Your nails will look so stylish in a crystal clear nails
- Superior self-leveling quality allows for effortless application and the consistency remains easy to control, with less need for filling and a formula that minimizes heat spikes.
- Lightweight and flexible
- All-in-one soak-off sculpting gel for nail extensions

Althea Pore Purifying

It is not your typical cleanser, because it has lots of ingredients that will keep your skin nourished. It contained Mint leaf extract that cools down the skin and soothes irritations. Jojoba seed oil that deeply moisturizes any dryness without feeling heavy and tea tree leaf extract has antibacterial properties that purify the skin.

I used this Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser contain 150mL for 430php. I've been using this for a week now and my skin condition is getting better. I will post an update for this one on another blog.
Althea Korea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling

Althea Korea is stepping up their game, bringing more items from their brand with quality. This new product from their line is called Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist in collaboration with Titi Kamal. Titi Kamal is from Jakarta, Indonesia, she is a talented movie star and singer. Enough with the intro lets go on the product.

The Packaging

They truly designed this product based on their standards, a simple yet stylish with a feminine touch from the rose petals design with a silver spritzer. It comes in a 100mL size.


The ingredients of the product primarily are from Damask rose water, it will keep the skin hydrated and gives a gentle fragrance. Orange Flower extract that refreshes the senses. Elder flower extract cools and soothes the skin while giving out a feminine scent.

My overall review

The smell stays up to 8 hours on me which is a good thing. I tried wearing this scent under the sun and it still gives me that fresh flowery scent. The cost of this product is 450php

If you are wondering where to get this? Visit Althe Korea You can purchase this on Althea Exclusive sections and get an extra 20% off by using TITISPECIAL code. 
Winter weather is not fun for skin. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Even the things that make winter wonderful, such as sitting by the fire place, can dry your skin. Applying a pure hyaluronic acid serum can help protect the skin from the harsh winter weather.  And though taking a hot shower might seem like a good way to warm up, hot water dries out your skin by stripping it of its natural oils.

Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse. Indoor heat further robs the air of moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers.

Additional moisture helps, but you need to do more to actually counteract these effects and keep skin looking youthful and smooth, like using 100 squalane oil to protect your skin.

There are many simple ways to combat the causes of dry winter skin and help keep your skin feeling moist and supple all season long, including some easy changes to your everyday routine. For example, after taking a not-quite-so-hot shower, blot skin dry and apply a thick moisturizer within a few minutes after bathing to seal the water into the skin.

Before your skin has a chance to feel the effects of the cold, dryness and wind, bolster your skin care routine with these 5 tips that will keep it feeling invigorated, fresh and soft.

1. Stay hydrated
By keeping your body hydrated, your skin will naturally follow suit. Water of course will help you stay hydrated, and drinking more will especially help if you don’t usually drink enough. Drinking tea will also help you stay hydrated. But water alone isn’t enough. It needs to be consumed in combination with plenty of vitamins and minerals and salts and healthy fats, from vegetable, fruits, nuts, etc., so that your body retains the water.

2. Choose your skincare products wisely
Use a rich, oil-based moisturizer during the winter months. This will help seal water in your skin and will keep it more moisturized than water-based face lotions. As always, choose organic and know your ingredients!
What kept your skin happy during summers can make it sad during winters. And that’s why you need to change your skin care products accordingly. The key to healthy and glowing winter skin is using mild skin care products. Do get the best vitamin C serum to protect your skin.  Choose cleansers that contain moisturizers to avoid stripping your skin of its natural moisture barrier. If you have acne or breakouts, use products containing ceramides, hyaluronic acid, hydration serums, and glycerin to help in repairing the moisture barrier of your skin.
Dab on some extra virgin coconut oil as it is a highly effective product for skin care.

3.  Invest in a Humidifier to Maximize Moisture
Using a humidifier in your home or office will add moisture to dry winter air and help keep your skin hydrated. Run a humidifier in the rooms you spend the most time in, including your bedroom.

4. Apply Sunscreen — Even on Gray Winter Days
On bright winter days, snow reflects the sun’s rays, up to 80 percent, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, increasing your risk of exposure.  That means whether you’re out on the slopes, playing in the snow, or just walking through a parking lot on an errand run, it’s just as important to be applying sunscreen in the harsh winter weather as it is in the summer.

5. Gently exfoliate

As the body ages, its natural ability to regenerate new layers of skin slows down. Gentle exfoliation will slough off old skin cells and reveal fresh, glowing skin.
The first thing which bikers do when they wish to improve the performance of their motorcycle is check on possible upgrades. The very first thing that a rider does after losing the race by just 2 seconds is to improve his Honda motorcycle. Though it is impossible to change all the aspects of your bike with aftermarket parts but tweaks and upgrades are worthy enough to enhance power and improve the performance of your bike overall. Whether you want to enhance your bike for extra power or replace the finally worn out parts or go for a replacement upgrade, or just give a new look to your bike, genuine honda motorcycle parts are very important.

You may spend hundreds or thousands on upgrade, but it won’t be worthy till the time you have genuine parts in your hand. Here are the 5 cheapest ways to improve your Honda motorcycle performance.

1.       The very first step is to upgrade you
The very first upgrade before you dump a good amount of cash on your expensive motorcycle is to upgrade you. Sometimes it is good to get some nice perks and tweaks for you. right from getting a good helmet to wearing the right bike rider jacket and enhancing your bike riding skills is very important. Get new lessons about different riding styles and do not hesitate in asking for feedback.

2.       Air filter
Replacing the standard air filter with aftermarket part is a cheap to boost the performance of your motorcycle. It enhances the airflow and maintains good filtration. It is an easy modification which can be done by an online purchase too.

3.       Braking system
When you wish to improve your bike, an important thing to do is replace your stock lines with stainless steel lines. It gives you enhanced control and better feel and looks tidier. The brake pads complement the improvement look of your bike too. You can choose from semi and full metallic pads. You should also check brake disc and match them with the pads. Improving your braking system will vitally affect the performance of your bike.

4.       Performance exhaust
Apart from lowering down the weight of silencer, performance exhausts also make your engine push gas quicker. It allows your bike to burn fuel quickly and cause lesser stress on the bike. Honda powersports parts add pleasure to your riding and make it look amazing and function better.

5.       Tires
Tires are yet another modification which can help you enhance your motorcycle’s performance. Better tires have good grip and higher friction on the road, avoiding any slippage or crash. Thus, changing your bike tires is also very important.

There are several ways to get more juice from your steed. Go with easy to follow modifications from the items mentioned above. You can shop for all these 2 wheeler and four wheeler parts from the comfort of your home. The best thing is they are affordable and work splendidly even in the long run making your bike look better and perform better.

One thing that is confusing about the law is that it is always changing. The things that you are familiar with may become more complicated in the future. It is best that you keep yourself updated with the changing laws. This way, you can prevent yourself from making mistakes. Why not contract a traffic ticket lawyer? The lawyer will be able to give the information that you would like to get.

There are some laws that may not be applicable directly to driving but can help identify the rider better. For example, the drivers of California right now are entitled to choose the type of gender that they identify with. There are three gender types that are available right now namely:

  • Male
  • Female
  • Nonbinary

If you do not understand what a nonbinary means, this is the type of gender that is used for those who are considered to be “queer.” This means that the gender that the person identifies with is neither straight male or female. You can ask traffic ticket lawyers near me for more details.

These are some of the traffic laws for the drivers in California:

  • Those who have gotten a DUI more than once or the DUI has resulted into a more serious situation, the ignition of the car has to be interlocked. This is a very useful traffic law so that other DUI drivers will become more careful because they will surely be monitored.
  • There is a fast lane that is available in some of the highways of California. The fast-lane is only applicable to people who have no history of harmful emissions that may come from the vehicle.
  • There are going to be smog checks for cars that are beyond 8 years old. This can be very useful for people who would like to see if their cars are still in their perfect working condition.

Another strict rule that is being followed is the fact that people have to pay when their muffler is a bit noisy. Those who have noisy mufflers should change their mufflers soon or they may need to contact their speeding ticket lawyer los angeles very soon.

This holiday, give the man in your life the perfect gift – a TechnoMarine timepiece that reflects and inspires the spirit of adventure. Engineered for any kind of environment, TechnoMarine offers distinct models to suit any personality or lifestyle.

For the adventure seekers—individuals who love the great outdoors, there’s the TechnoMarine Ocean Manta collection. Taking its cues from the grace of the manta ray, the Manta collection seamlessly articulates exceptional motion in design while maintaining its remarkable, Swiss made prowess. TechnoMarine Ocean Manta comes in a black tone case with a quartz movement.

For the urban dwellers and corporate movers—driven personalities who need a watch they can wear on any given day and on any occasion, the TechnoMarine UF6 is the perfect partner. The UF6 collection embodies the key components of active sophistication, combining high-performance materials with compelling design. The multifaceted watch comes in sta ainless steel case, a silicone strap, and a quartz movement.

For dressier occasions or a night out on the town, the perfect complement is the TechnoMarine Sea Manta Chronograph. Because every man needs a classic timepiece that is smart and stylish, the sleek lines and modern vibe of the Sea Manta collection –in stainless steel with black dial— offers effortless sophistication and exceptional performance.

Timely holiday offer
Making these TechnoMarine watches even more irresistible is an exclusive holiday offer of up to 30% discount on featured collections from November 30 to December 31, 2018. To know more about the promotion, visit TechnoMarine stores located at Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, TriNoma, and Uptown Mall.

Live streaming app Nimo TV together with the country's well-known game streamers are giving away prizes for its lucky viewers this Holiday.

From December 16 to 31 2018, lucky spectators will have a chance to win a Xiaomi mobile phone, prepaid loads or gaming items daily. To win, a spectator should watch the live streaming of the scheduled gamer of the day, and it will be drawn randomly via Nimo TV’s in-app draw feature.

Hosting the promo are various gaming stars from Nimo TV’s streamer pool.  One is TNC Predator Pro Team’s Armel and Tims who will host on December 18-20 from 8:30 to 10:30 PMDecember 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 PMDecember 26 from 8:30 to 10:30 PM and December 27 – 28 (exact schedule will be posted via Nimo TV FB Page).  Popular Fliptop Artist / Gamer Sinio have recently hosted the giveaway last December 16 and scheduled to do another round on December 23 and 30 from 9:00 to 11:00 PM.
Watch out for the upcoming schedule of some streamers via Nimo TV’s official Facebook page.  

Enjoy a truly merry Christmas with Nimo TV! For more information on the promo follow Nimo TV’s official Facebook page and go to Nimo.TV to watch out for the live streams.

Download the NiMO TV app at Apple app store and Google Play store. Click link here. https://nimotv.onelink.me/B6cW/25ba46b7

Wave hello to your favorite Disney characters as SM Supermalls, together with Walt Disney Philippines, treats 60 lucky winners with passes to the well-loved Disney On Ice via a digital promo that will run until December 16 in select SM malls!

“Everyone is very excited as Disney delivers yet another show-stopping masterpiece for all kids and kids at heart,” said Joaquin San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing.

For every single receipt purchase of P1,000 in participating SM malls, four (4) cinema tickets at SM Cinema, or P300 at SM Foodcourt, 60 lucky mallgoers will get a chance to win four (4) tickets to Disney On Ice – perfect for groups of family and friends. Other prizes include SM Cinema tickets, and mobile card pouches!

Here’s how to join:
Step 1: Present your official receipt/s at the mall’s designated redemption area from 10AM to 9PM until December 16.
Step 2: Open your smartphone’s QR Code reader app and scan the QR code that will be shown by the promo officer.
Step 3: After scanning, customers will be redirected to a page where they will be asked to log in or register to the SM Supermalls website.
Step 4: Once logged in, you will be redirected to the Digital Scratch Card and will be notified once you’ve won Disney On Ice tickets!

Catch your favorite Disney characters on ice from December 25 to January 6 at the Mall Asia Arena! For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com.
Being a mother is the most special task that I can ever have. During pregnancy, we moms know that our lifestyle and dietary choices will have a great impact on the health of our baby. But when cravings kick in, we often seem to neglect proper food intake.

Eating right, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy, is a must. I can’t blame you, eating fruits and veggies can get boring. It seems to always be the same routine. But let me share with you a simple, yummy and nutritious recipe that I’m sure you will enjoy.

It’s called Stuffed Potato Bowl that I  found on the Potato Goodness website. It is a vegetarian recipe that is high in fiber, perfect for pregnant moms! This recipe is recommended for pre or post workout, but the potato and a bunch of other ingredients like fresh kale, strawberries, chickpeas, and egg contain a host of vitamins and minerals that can benefit pregnant mommies.


1 medium russet potato, baked
1 cup Kale and Spinach blend, chopped
1/3 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 Tablespoons avocado, chopped
1 cup strawberries, chopped
1 egg cooked however you like


Reheat baked potato for 30 seconds in the microwave.
Remove and slice vertically in half, then horizontally in half again.
Press the back of fork directly down into potato to “smash” it!
Season potato with salt and pepper if desired. Top with Kale and spinach blend.
Top with remaining ingredients and enjoy.

Did you know that a US study of women in the childbearing age (19-50 years old) indicated that most fell short of the recommended levels of vegetable consumption? Depending on a woman ’s calorie needs,  about  2  ½  to  3 cups of vegetables should be consumed daily.

With today’s diets, lifestyle choices and distractions, most women go with just a little over a cup of veggies a day.   It’s hardly ideal if you have a little one on the way. This means that you’re missing out on important nutrients like potassium, which can help you avoid horrible leg cramps in the middle of the night.

Bananas are good, but the best source of potassium is the potato. Potatoes rank highest in potassium content among the top 20 most frequently consumed vegetables. A medium-sized US potato at about 5.2 ounces packs 620 mg of potassium, way more than a  banana.  At that size and prepared with the skin on,  you’ll get only  110 calories.

Potatoes also have no fat, sodium or cholesterol. They’ve got loads of vitamin C and B-6, plus iron and fiber which help digestion and lower blood cholesterol. Potatoes are also high in folate, which is important in pregnancy for normal fetal brain and spinal cord development. Folate is needed for the development of DNA and other genetic material.

As your baby grows, he or she will gain energy in your womb through glucose. This may explain why your blood sugar levels may drop and cravings for starchy food begin. Potatoes are a convenient and delicious way to answer those cravings and will make you feel fuller faster. A serving of mashed potatoes can help reduce gastric acidity, too.

Remember though,  that pregnancy nutrition is a careful practice.  Eating right, especially during pregnancy,  entails not just consuming the right foods,  but the right amounts prepared the right way.  Avoid deeply fried preparations,  for example,  and choose less processed dishes like boiled potatoes seasoned with spices, olive oil, and vinaigrette.

Thoroughly clean the potato for preparations with the skin on. Try the potato baked, with less cheese and toppings than you’d usually add, or steamed. Make potato dishes in combination with other vegetables and meat, or as a soup or stew. Mashed potatoes with some vegetables and spices will also make your day.

Potatoes are a rich source of vitamins and nutrients for an expectant mother and for a woman who hopes to be pregnant in the future. Plan your best pregnancy diet with your doctor or nutritionist.    So remember to increase your veggie intake in general, and take a good long look at how potatoes can help your nutritional needs. The humble spud could be the answer to the nutrient gaps so many women are experiencing.

Potatoes USA, an organization that has thankfully brought US frozen, US tablestock (fresh) and US dehydrated potatoes to our shores, offers a lot of options for potato meals.

High quality US potatoes can be purchased from major supermarkets and groceries nationwide.  For more information on  US  potatoes, you can get in touch with the local Potatoes USA-Philippines office at +632.534.8534 and info@synergyasia.biz. You may also visit www.potatogoodness.com or like and follow Potatoes USA-Philippines on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PotatoesUSAPhilippines.

Nimo TV continues to provide exciting content as the Rules of Survival – Nimo TV Philippine Champions League S1 playoffs began streaming last December 1 and 2, 2018.

From over 300 squads who tried their luck in the country's biggest Rules of Survival tournament, 45 squads proved their worth to a spot in the playoffs happened in Mineski Infinity Taft, Cubao, and Morayta. As the excitement rises, fans and game enthusiasts can also join the fun by watching it live via Nimo TV.

“We are proud of Nimo TV’s tech innovations. We can cover millions of users with low - latency and loss rates” Henry Zhao, Nimo TV’s Overseas Executive. “Our stable 8 – 12 MP quality live streaming will give you the same excitement like watching it live from the playoffs venue,” Zhao added.
Squads’ ranking quickly shifted as some of the teams leveled up their strategy to secure a high score in the first round of the playoffs. Team Savage.ROX of Mineski Infinity Taft and Team Comeback of Mineski Infinity Morayta both finished 1st from a 9th place finish during the eliminations, while Team Youngblood of Mineski Infinity Cubao remained undefeated.
The 45 teams will continue their quest in safeguarding a spot for the finals and a chance to represent the Philippines in the Rules of Survival Southeast Asia tournament.
Watch the exciting and the exclusive broadcast of the tournament in www.nimo.tv/rosph
Download the Nimo TV app at Apple app store and Google Play store. Click link here. https://nimotv.onelink.me/B6cW/25ba46b7
About NiMO TV
Nimo TV is a leading global platform that allows millions of gamers from all around the world to play and broadcast their games to other like-minded players building a community of players, gamers, and fans that drive conversation, and allows peer-to-peer rewards and recognition. Utilizing a high-quality interactive technology, audiences can interact with streamers, and gain access to exclusive esports events and tournaments, along with unprecedented access to the top streamers from across the region.
Last chance for users to shop flash sales from as low as ₱12 and enjoy nationwide free shipping with a minimum spend of only ₱199 on 12 December

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is in the final leg of the biggest Christmas sale of the year, the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Ongoing since November 26, the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale will round off with a bang on December 12 with 24 hours of free shipping with a minimum spend of only ₱199 and flash sales from as low as ₱12.

On December 12, users will also be treated to a two-hour Midnight Madness brand sale with discounts up to 98% off, celebrity guest hosts for Shopee Quiz, and the exclusive launch of the latest Meizu smartphones.

Leading brands join Shopee for a Midnight Madness Sale

From 12MN to 2AM on December 12, Shopee will be holding an exclusive Midnight Madness sale featuring leading brands including Colgate-Palmolive, Maybelline, P&G, Bosch, and many more. The two-hour timed sale will feature up to 98% off storewide across all participating brands.

Celebrity guests to host Shopee Quiz
Celebrities Kim Atienza, K Brosas, and Luis Manzano will join the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale celebrations as guests hosts for Shopee’s latest in-app game, Shopee Quiz. Happening twice daily at 12NN and 9PM from now till December 12, users can catch the celebrity guest hosts on the evening slots of December 6, 9 and 12. Specially for December 12, users can tune in to Shopee Quiz sessions with an upsized coins pool of hundreds of thousands of Shopee Coins to be won.

Exclusive launch of Meizu’s latest smartphone
As an added bonus this Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, users can also look forward to the launch of Meizu’s latest smartphones, the Meizu M16th and C9 happening on December 12 exclusively on Shopee.

The Meizu M16th, Meizu’s flagship phone, boasts a 20mp selfie camera and a 12mp rear camera. With a super slim design that features an in-display fingerprint reader and a dual speaker system, the Meizu M16th will retail at a launch price of ₱20,399 instead of the usual ₱24,999. The Meizu C9 features a 5.45” display with HD+ resolution and up to 128GB worth of storage. It will launch at an exclusive price of just ₱3,399 instead of the usual ₱4,990. Both phones will be exclusively available on Shopee from December 12 to 31 December.

Join Shopee for the grand finale of Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Visit http://shopee.ph/12-12 for more information.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Looking for authentic Filipino food? Dencio’s is the place to go! Their menu is centered on food inherent to Filipinos -- our very own cuisine. They opened their first branch in Katipunan and have expanded their branches to different places here in the Philippines. Dencio’s is now serving their mouthwatering Filipino dishes in Eastwood City. You will easily fall in love with the cozy and chill vibe of the place. The enticing smell of the food when you entered the restaurant will instantly make you hungry.

Affordable and scrumptious ulam and pulutan? You can have the best of both worlds at Dencio’s! When you dine at Dencio’s, you should never miss their sinfully delicious crispy pata. After tasting the said dish, you will say “delighted at first bite”. You should also try their famous krispy sisig; many say that Dencio’s serves the best krispy sisig in town!

If you haven’t tried at Dencio’s then you are missing half of your life! Bring your friends, colleagues, and families at Dencio’s as they are also offering affordable bundles of goodness perfect for your group. This will surely be going to be one of your favorite hangout places.

Experience the best of Filipino cuisine here at Dencio’s.

For more info visit their website: https://megaworld-lifestylemalls.com/

A life-sized Ginger Bread House by Seda Hotel

Christmas is a season of sharing and love, this year for its the second year, partnered with Seda Hotels to bring forever smiles to children with clefts this Christmas season. Seda Ayala Center Cebu, Seda Lio in El Nido Palawan and all Seda Hotels will participate to sell Smile Train ornaments and Christmas cards.

According to Mr. Brett Hickey, Group General Manager of Seda Hotels "During the first year of our partnership, the Seda community raised enough funds to help support more than 30 surgeries. We are positive that we will be able to help more children this year. Seda continues to engage in a number of CSR activities, we would like to give our guest and employees the opportunity to help change the lives of many Filipino children with clefts especially during the holiday season." 

Christmas wouldn't be complete without a tree lighting? Seda Vertis North hosted a tree lighting event and art exhibit benefitting Smile Train. Everyone witnessed the beautiful lights filling the scene. The experience made more special with the soft voices of Smile Train's patients that sing a song for all the guest.

By the way, an art exhibit was also presented by Seda Vertis North, it will be up until December 9. All of the artwork is up for sale and will benefit Smile Train. The different artist contributed in this exhibit are Sinag De Leon, a UP Film Institute artist who specialize in making art out of paper cut-outs; Ivy Lim, a full-time artist with a background in fine arts who is celebrated locally and internationally for designs and packaging of fast-moving consumer goods; Roberto Sanchez, a DJ and entrepreneur by trade, but creatively a self-taught artist; Jirawat Pramphet, a Thai artist with shows in Cambodia, the Philippines and Bangkok; and Arthit Pansuay, an award-winning Thai artist whose work is currently featured in an exhibit in London.

For more information about Smile Train's global efforts and to make a donation, please visit smiletrain.org. Follow Smile Train on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and like us on Facebook at SmileTrainPhilippines. 


Every year mall goers especially those who are near Mall of Asia anticipate the Grand Festival of Lights. Where they are all waiting for the Christmas parade for almost on its 10th year. Holidays are more magical and memorable at the SM Mall of Asia as Santa’s magical friends, Leo the Lion, Hailey the Hippo, Gerry the Giraffe, Macky the Monkey, Cyril the Squirrel, Benny the Bunny, Elly the Elephant and Hanna the Panda are back and to join the parade for a Winter Wonderland Christmas adventure as they ride the six magical floats set to music and dance the night away. Together with Oppo, Lady’s Choice, Toy Kingdom, SM Store, PLDT, SMART and Coca-Cola, this year’s festivity is set to be the most memorable parade ever.

Harvey enjoyed the parade with over six floats that were all designed with the Holiday spirit. Parade-goers also waited for Santa Claus. Christmas floats come to life together with over a hundred characters dancing and spreading happiness to all capped with the spectacular fireworks display at Seaside Boulevard.

Every Saturday starting November 24, 2018, until Christmas Day, 5:30PM at North and South arcades, our customers will be in for a special treat and will experience more magical moments with family and friends.

Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019

I was just strolling around SM Department store shoes and bags section when I bump into this little kiosk with colorful notebooks. At first glance, I already noticed that it is a  planner. I asked the lady who is arranging the notebooks by then. "Ate how can I get those planners?" She then replies, " Ma'am puwede niyo po makuha yung planner in a discounted price of 199.75 pesos, kung bibili po kayo ng any Parisian shoes or bags. On my mind, it is perfect because I'm searching for a new clutch bag for my friend's wedding. Enough with the talking, now I'm going to share with you what's inside this notebook.

Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019 colors

As I said, originally it cost 399.75 pesos, but when you're going to buy any shoes and bags from SM Parisian you can have it for only 199.75 pesos. A great deal right? It comes with 3 different colors that can fit your mood. Pink, Gray, and Blue. Scroll down the pictures below to check what's inside.

Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019 April

Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019 August

Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019 July

Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019 June

Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019 March

Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019 May

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I think this is the first time that SM Parisian released their own Planner. The quality of the planner is good, it has a faux leather hard cover. A metallic gold engraved text of "twenty nineteen". The paper quality is also good. 

Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019 Grey

Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019 Pink

What I like about this planner is the design is simple but looks stunning. Each page of the start of the month is a calligraphy-like photo. 

This planner is a good catch, unlike other planners that you need to collect stickers and spend around 1,000+ pesos. For only 199.75 plus your own choice of bag or shoes. 

Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019 Coupon
You can also have this set of coupons with 20% off
Parisian Shoes and Bags Planner 2019 Banner

Promo available in Metro Manila and Luzon The SM Store Branches starting Dec 1 and Dec 7 for Visayas and Mindanao branches. Check out SM Parisian Shoes and Bags Facebook account for more details. 
Althea Korea is serving us with a lot of new products for our delicate skin. Now I'm sharing with you this unique and irresistible peel mask which have many nutrients to help improve our skin conditions.

Milk Peel Cream Mask

Its active ingredients are AHA & BHA which help to peel off dead skin cells for smoother skin. It contains Casein Protein (milk) to provide moisture and help the skin to stay moisturized all day. It has a soft clay-like texture that bubbles up when massaged on damp skin to deeply cleanse the pores. It is also cruelty-free!

Milk peel Cream

So I'm sharing with you my experienced upon using this product.

bare face
 Starting off, my face is oily and have some dark spots. Sorry for my pimple marks and pimple.

1. I splash some water on my face to dampen it
2. Pump enough product to your hands and lather it to your skin. In addition, I rather use a spatula to spread it all over my face. I think in this way the bubble will be not yet activated.

while cleansing

3. Wait a couple of seconds about 30-60 seconds. In those times, while the bubble is building up you can feel that weird sensation all over your face. It is the time where the nutrients penetrate on our skin.

with milk peel cream

4. Wash your face with a warm/lukewarm water. My personal tip, create a circular motion with your hands and massage your face.

time for wash


milk peel cream

I make my skin soft and smoother after washing and it brightens my dull skin. I will update you on my follow up blog for this one. Overall I'm in love with all of the products that I got from Althea. The Milk Peel Cream Mask is now available on Althea.kr at 10% off for USD8 (normal price USD9). For more information on the product, please visit the product page HERE.