Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review: Olay Total Effects Intense Moisture Face and Body Wash


My mom and my Ate are big Olay users. They are addicted to Olay Total Effects Day Cream (for the face), and swear of its good effects in their skin. Since I am not much of a routine-skincare person (Although I knooow, I need to start as early as now!), but I am a fan of yummy bath products. Recently, Olay released the Olay Total Effects Intense Moisture Face and Body Wash featuring actress Bea Alonzo in the TVC, and was able to try the product immediately.


Price
P115 for 200 mL

List of Ingredients
Water, Petrolatum, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Tridaceth-3, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Guar Hydryxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Acrylonitrile/Methacrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, PEG-90M, Isopentane, Niacinamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Propionate, Melthylchloroisothiazolinone, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil


Packaging
 The Olay Total Effects Intense Moisture Face and Body Wash comes in a 200mL light gold sleek bottle, with shaped design that won't slip from your hands when you're in the shower. The easy-open flip-top cap also adds in the convenience.


Directions for use
Squeeze a small amount in a wet puff, then lather and rinse.

Product Claims
7 BENEFITS for younger looking skin! (See back of the bottle). Contains Vitamins A, B3, and E, and can be used in the face and body.


It also claims to fight the 7 signs of aging, including 1) Fine lines and wrinkles, 2) Uneven skin tone, 3) Age spots, 4) Uneven texture, 5) Dryness, 6) Dullness, and 7) Pores.

My Experience with Olay Total Effects Intense Moisture Face and Body Wash
With one-time use, skin is cleansed and immediately felt moisturized (as if I applied lotion while in the shower). With continuous usage, skin feels softer, smoother, and glowing! The body wash lathers nicely, and with very thick and creamy consistency--it felt luxurious to the skin. I am particular with smell, so I'll also commend Olay Intense Moisture Body Wash's mild and non-irritating scent. The fragrance is actually relaxing, and the product is great for everyday moisturization especially now that the colder days (=dry skin) are coming.


For more info and updates, like Olay Philippines on Facebook!

Stretch Your Summer or Vacation Wardrobe with a Fun Sarong


Packing for a vacation is one of the most frustrating experiences you can imagine. Just as soon as you think you have everything you need, you turn around and see a stack of clothes you missed. When you need to make room for your children's clothing or your partner's clothing, packing becomes even more of a nuisance. Even if you prefer to stay closer to home during the warmer months, you might want to expand you wardrobe without spending a lot of money. Once you find out some of the fun ways you can wear a sarong, you'll know that it's the perfect way to expand your wardrobe without throwing away money on items you can only wear a few times a year.

Cover Up Your Bikini

While you might love wearing a bikini on the beach, you probably don't like walking or driving to the beach without some type of cover up. With a simple sarong, you can create a great skirt that hides your bikini until you're ready to reveal it. Lay the sarong flat and fold it from one corner to the next to create a large triangle. Simply wrap it around your waist and tie the ends together on one hip. Once you reach the beach, you can drop your sarong and use it as a beach blanket.

Create an Elegant Dress

Turn your simple sarong into a dress that's worthy of a beach trip or a night out with friends. Instead of folding the sarong, wrap it around your body longwise. Hold one corner of the sarong near your left shoulder blade, and wrap the fabric around your body. Pull the opposite corner of the sarong back towards your right shoulder blade. Keep tugging on either end until you have enough room that you can tie the ends together behind your neck.

Make Your Own Shirt

There are a few different ways that you can turn a sarong into a shirt. Fold the fabric in half like you did with the cover up, but place the largest part of the triangle over your chest. Tie the ends of the sarong behind your back to show a little skin. If you want to show even more skin, fold the sarong a few times, wrap it around your chest and tie it in the back to create a bandeau. With sarongs from FairWindsSarongs.com and other retailers, you can make dozens of new outfits.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Off-Shoulder Top


I am not really into tube or sleeveless or any top that will expose my arms because of my long-time bat-wing insecurities (lol). But the off-shoulder! The invention of fashion gods for girls like me who wants to show a teeny bit of skin, but not the arms, created this cut so that we arm-insecured girls can still project sexy, but not too much. :p Of course it's not just for girls who don't want to wear sleeveless, the off-shoulder (especially in black) is a nice piece to experiment with by playing on different styling.

Watch -Morellato Shangri-La Mall | Photos - @sarahtirona and @tracyayson

MAN REPELLER
White Shorts - Metro Department Store | Slides - Adidas
Not the ideal styling, I think that's the motto of one of the international bloggers that I follow. Oversized everything, unflattering clothes, "she who outfits herself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex." But then, I like the idea of mixing overly girly pieces with something manly. And this pairing is just sooo comfortable!


LADIES WHO LUNCH
Floral Skirt - Metro Department Store | Ankle Strap Black Heels - Dorothy Perkins
The opposite of the first look, it's a battle of all things pa-girl for this styling. From the frilly off-shoulders, down to the midi floral skirt and ankle strap heels... It's the go-to mix if you want to look sure-ball cute that day. 


NIGHT OUT
Black Wide-Legged Trousers - Ensembles
For the next party, bar-hopping, event, or dinner date--the all-black silhouette makes the look formal, serious (even with the frills), and of course, slimming.


For the past months, I've been seeing and wanting the off-shoulder or "cold shoulders" top in different online sites and bazaars, but every time I try it on it's masikip sa waist. Style Stunner Manila, though, have their FELIZ in different sizes AND COLORS, plus acquiring this versatile piece to your closet will only cost you P350-380 (depends on size). Visit @stylestynnermanila on Instagram, or their store inside NUDO at 50th Avenue, Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas. :) Tag me your looks @anagon!


Sun Cellular Free Internet!


Good news to all Sun Prepaid users!

If you haven't heard of this news, which I doubt, MVP announced that Sun Cellular, along with Smart and Talk N Text, will have FREE MOBILE INTERNET access starting last Friday! When I first heard about this, unang reaction ko talaga is FINALLY


FAQs:

1) The free internet is for Smart, Talk N Text, and Sun PREPAID subscribers only.

2) The free internet is initially up to 30MB. Initially, because this promo is until November 30 only!

3) The free internet can be availed by registering daily by sending FREE to 9999. Wait for an SMS confirmation to ensure successful registration.


What can you do with 30MB internet?

Free is free, so I am thankful! Here are the things that I can avail daily with the Sun Cellular free internet:

1) Update and get updates! Browse through or post photos and status updates on your social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

2) Shop online via Zalora, Lazada, eBay, Amazon, etc.
3) I-Google mo lang! Instantly search for information via Google, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, etc.

4) Know what's going on in and out of the country! Read news and entertainment sites like Rappler, CNN, PhilStar, etc.

5) Send and receive emails even when on-the-go.
6) Visit your favorite blogs, like The Fashionista Commuter (lol)!

7) Stream music through the likes of Spinnr when you're bored or at the gym.

8) Don't get lost! Use navigation apps like Waze.

And for me, I can use it to update my S Health app, hehe!

Now I am feeling how switching to Sun Cellular is definitely THE GOOD CHOICE! To learn more about this offer, visit THIS PAGE. For inquiries and updates, like Sun Cellular on Facebook!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Properly Collecting Rare Coins

Properly collecting rare ancient coins is a job for people who understand the ancient coin industry. Every collector must have a way of finding new coins, protecting their coins and cleaning their coins. The condition of the coins alone is something that every collector needs to consider, and following the steps below will allow the collector to make sure that their collection is beautiful and complete.
Finding Coins Many people want to keep their coins in a full collection. They have to find the many different coins that complete their collection, and they need to search for each coin in their set. The person that wants to complete a set needs to be sure that they are aware of all the different kinds of coins they need, and they must keep the search up for as long as they possibly can. The search does not end until the collector has found all their coins. Storing The Coins Storing the coins is often harder than finding them. People need to make sure that they have the right folders and cases for their coins. When the owners of the coins need to get folders that will hold all their coins, they need to make sure that the folders are the right size and shape. Some of the larger coins need to be kept in the larger folders, and smaller coins can all be squeezed into a smaller folio. Cleaning The Coins Cleaning the coins is something that people need to do when they want to keep their collection valuable. A collection is much more valuable when it looks good, and people need to remember that they should take a look at their coins every day. They can clean up their coins and store them safely to keep them in their best condition. The best thing for people to do is to make sure that they are working with their coins when they are trying to collect them for value. The best thing for people to do is to find all the collection supplies, coins and cleaning materials they need to be a serious collector.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Columbia Sportswear "Trying Stuff" Campaign


It is not meant to impress, but to PUSH you to exceed your own potential. Columbia Sportswear launches its campaign that encourages everyone to TRY STUFF last September 25 in Privato Hotel, Ortigas.

Outside the venue, by the registration table, is the first step to exploration: a truck filled with ice creating an on-site zero degree chamber where we can test out the technologies of different Columbia Sportswear jackets. 

Pax to Nico: "Babe wag mo naman wagaywayin yung flag, natatakpan mukha ko!" ;D

Ice world experience! Wish I knew about Columbia during our winter in the States! This must have been a good companion during the dropped temperature and snowy New Year's Eve in NYC, and below zero DC tour!

The Secret: Columbia's Omni-Heat® is the ultimate body heat management system for the outdoors, a thermal reflective technology that helps regulate your temperature by reflecting and retaining the warmth your body generates, while dissipating moisture and excess heat to keep you comfortable. 


Inside the hotel, signs of "Trying Stuff" here in there:

Next challenge: water-proof from head-to-toe for the rain chamber!

Ang galing, my clothes and feet did not get wet! The Secret: Omni-Tech® utilizes Omni-Shield® technology which prevents water from coming in from the outside, while 100% air permeable Omni-Tech membranes creates superior breathability that allows moisture to move away from the skin. 


After going through the event's Trying Stuff stations, we headed for dinner:

Cute cupcakes with miniature edible Columbia Sportswear jackets:

Together with some of the brand ambassadors namely John Chua, Paco Guerrero, Paul Quiambao, Paelo Padrejas, and Rolly Magpayo, Columbia Sportswear celebrated the spirit of adventure and innovation with a showcase of the Trying Stuff lifestyle as told in truly inspiring photographs and videos.

Beautiful watches, also from Columbia Sportwear:

Guess who wore this jacket??? :)


EVERYONE is encouraged to keep trying stuff, a trait shared by all Columbia brand ambassadors who are all excelling in different fields like sports, entertainment, photography, and advocacy. Don't just be a follower, make your mark and explore unchartered territories. And make sure you have the gear and equipment to help you go for it!

Follow @columbiasportswearph for more info and updates!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

First and Forever: First Forever 21 Philippines in SM Megamall Gets A Makeover!


Forever 21 gets a major revamp!

Now also in its fourth year in the country, Forever 21’s SM Megamall flagship store receives a more sophisticated and streamlined makeover, reflecting the brand’s new international look.



Visited the store's relaunch last September 25, and remembered when it first opened in 2010. Like all Forever 21 events, the house was filled with friends, media, bloggers, VIPs, and Forever 21 fans.

My look for the day, straight from school and looking like a school girl para forever 21 talaga, hehe.

The program was held inside the store, with makeshift stage, program area, and DJ booth with DJ Samir:

The event's host: Everybody loves Martine Cajucom!

A toast to FIRST AND FOREVER! Congratulations Forever 21 for being Philippines' go-to shopping mecca since 2010, and for keeping up with the latest by always changing and updating your style and look!

They also had a styling challenge, where pairs styled each other with pieces from Forever 21:

The blogger contestants Tin Iglesias and Raiza Poquiz, Earth Rullan and Catch Gaviola, and the winners Rhea Bue and Yuki Tansengco:

A mini fashion show featuring Forever 21's new collections for ladies, men, and even kids!


The power model couple Jessica Yang and John James Uy, with baby Kyla:

Cute kids werkin the runway in head-to-toe Forever 21!

Customers can also look forward to the partnerships with Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, NBA, and Mattel, making Forever 21 shoppers can literally wear their hearts, hobbies, and interests on their sleeve. 
The Forever 21 Fall 2014 lookbook:


 Stronger sections for brands-within-brand 21Men, Girls, Active, Basics, Denim, Lingerie, and Forever 21 +, as well as for accessories and shoes, round out the rest of the store’s 2,600-plus square meters. 








New items are displayed on the floor three times a week, giving customers something new to look forward to at any given time. Visit Forever 21 SM Megamall at the 2nd floor of Bldg A. To find out the other branches, check out this page.

 Don't forget to join my P3,000 Forever 21 GCs Giveaway!