Dove Go Play

Friday, February 27, 2015

I can't ever miss a Dove event, most especially when it comes to their shampoo because I am a big fan. Ever since the convention last year, I was sold to Dove's haircare effectiveness. For this year, we were reminded on how Dove can take care of our hair's damage--while we go about and play with our regular blow drying, plancha, coloring, and curling. Thanks for taking care of this stress!

TRIVIA #1: Did you know that even towel drying, combing, brushing, and exposure to sun and wind can cause damage to the hair!?

The event was held at the exhibition hall of the Mind Museum in Taguig. Following the white (with a splash of color) dress code, I must say the ladies all looked great that afternoon.

Another trivia: "Did you know that 84% of women are aware that styling activities damage their hair, but still continue to do it because it makes them feel good about themselves? In fact, 8 out of 10 women say that when their hair looks beautiful, they feel happier about themselves."

I am guilty when it comes to continuing with hair coloring even though this is drying! And I know a lot of girls who can't leave house without blowdrying!

Of course, as a brand that loves its users and advocates in Real Beauty, Dove recognizes this dilemma! Dove’s latest campaign invites women to Go Play with their Hair, while Dove takes care of the damage. Thanks to Keratin-Actives, a new, patented hair care technology, Dove Damage Therapy not only repairs damaged hair but also strengthens it to make it more resilient against future damage. Keratin-Actives provide superior nourishment and deeply penetrate into hair to repair it from the inside out, so hair looks, and feels healthy, and moves beautifully.

A demo on how Dove can protect your hair even with constant heat from blowdrying. 

After the main program, we were all lead at the back of the venue, where everyone's encouraged to play around with the hair styling tools and accessories!

Hair chalk! :D

The Clingies, contented na with just taking our selfies with the giant lighted mirrors. :p

Mother Earth and the fluorescent hair clip-ons!

Of course, there's always a sweet surprise at every end of a Dove event! We all took home this kit with hair accessories and hair styling tools that we can use and abuse... just because Dove will take care of our hair's damage. :) Tease, twirl, tousle and still have beautiful hair!

Dove’s Intense Repair Haircare range is available in all leading supermarkets, drugstores, and department stores nationwide.


TOMS Spring / Summer 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The absence of a shoe started it all.

I heard this again and again this year: Valentine's Day ain't over. Haha. 
I am not complaining, though, especially when it comes to extended VDay promos!

With Tokyo Bubble Tea's Yoshoku Valentine's Treat, you get to enjoy:

2 Miso Soups
1 Special Maki
2 Yoshoku Big Plates of your choice
2 Medium Milk Teas of your choice
AND! 2 cute Bubble Tees of your choice!
For only P1143!

The shirts are cute, featuring the brand's kawaii mascots Sakura, Midori, and Ichiban:

Options for the Yoshoku Big Plates:

Options for the Medium Milk Tea:

Although for 2, I went to Tokyo Bubble Tea with my 2 friends during last Monday's "trip to the north". It was also my bff Paul's birthday so it was a nice mini celebration. :)

This is the special maki, which you will not find in the menu:

Arnie's Chicken Katsu with Mushroom Sauce:

Taro Milk Tea for me, Arnie with her Miso Soup. She came all the way from her work, so thank you for joining us!

I actually enjoyed that night. Had a great time listening to birthday boy's "pang libro" stories, and planning our own Japan trip and OOTDs (hehe)! For now, we are contented with Tokyo Bubble Tea's Japanese feast! 

The Yoshoku Valentine's Treat is till March 8 only... So visit them ASAP! :)

Like Tokyo Bubble Tea on Facebook, and follow them @TokyoBubbleTea.

My Recent Pink Parlour Visit

I seldom go to the north. After all the MRT news and horror stories, I haven't owned a stored value card for a long long time. But last Monday was an exemption. I had an exciting wedding client (aka my cousin) who went home all the way from Singapore for last minute wedding preps. With packed schedule, I told my cousin I can meet with her in a place most convenient for her, and since she's staying in Fairview, off to Trinoma I go. 

And because I was there nadin anyway, I decided to maximize my time by visiting Pink Parlour in SM North The Block after the meeting. Pink Parlour's Marketing Officer Nino invited me to try out their new gel polish selections. Summer is here, I needed to let go of my gray polished nails.

Naalala ko pa when Singaporean waxing salon Pink Parlour launched this branch, their very first in the country. This place was packed with my blog friends wanting to try their gel polish and (hehe) brazilian waxing service.

 Back at the red room, chos. Pink Parlour is still the best for me when it comes to brazilian waxing. Clean, not awkward, and *almost* pain-free. 
Pink Parlour Brazilian Wax - P1000

 Now for my main agenda, my nail technicians made me choose from the hilera of IBD Just Gel Polish - a new brand in the salon. I am back with red tones, and picked "Maui Sunset" and "Knock Out". Sabi nila kaoopen lang nun, and I was the first one to use these bottles, hehe. Cool!

Here are the other options for the IBD Just Gel Polish colors. Gel polish dries quickly, I even wore my shoes na after the application. Convenient and cute, I highly recommend this especially when you go travel for a week and don't want chipped nails.
For the service rates, visit this page!

Btw, I am currently holding an INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY where you can win gel polish manicure in Pink Parlour! Visit @anagon to join. :)

Visit Pink Parlour in SM North The Block, A. Venue Makati, and SM Pasig.
Follow @pinkparlourph, and like them on Facebook!

Speedo SS2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Speedo combines fashion and function. 

We all know Speedo as the swimsuit of choice for pro swimmers and divers. Basic and plain, or too "conservative" for a summer beach outing. But the Speedo’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection that I witnessed during last week's launch at the Glorietta Palm Drive revolves around its theme Intensify, which focuses on graphics, prints, and lots of colors! The wide selection of swimwear provides complete propositions for all types of swimmers -- from those who swim for fitness, health, to compete, me... for fun!

Some of my favorites:

Click "read more" to view more photos from the Speedo SS2015 launch / fashion show!

Flossy SS 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Like walking on clouds" is a good standard for the perfect pair of everyday shoes.

Shopping Madness + Win P2,000,000 Points!

Friday, February 20, 2015

I enjoy my Watsons shopping as much as my bookstore shopping. They have a lot of my favorite brands and personal essential products for everyday needs and vanity (hehe). I always end up leaving the store with a purchase. 

Last weekend, it was a 5-piece makeup brush set with a fancy case for only P500. Their staff are also very accommodating, but not in a sneaky and awkward way that will make me scoot out of the store. They're there to assist the buyers. Aside from makeup and the brushes, I am also interested with the variety of hair styling tools they have in the store. The curlers are tempting:

I like Watsons' Fragrances selections. At SM Makati's Beauty Section, they already have luxe perfume brands, including Philosophy which I am currently lusting.

Brand options for everyday essentials like facial wash, tooth care, body wash, sanitary pads, foot and nail care, hair care, etcetera.

I can't live without foot socks:

Whenever I need more vitamins or medicines, I go the Watsons efficient Pharmacy section. They are everywhere! I don't need to fall in line while nursing a headache.

I saw these signs in every corner of Watsons Greenbelt: a Shopping Madness that gives me more reasons to shop and win up to TWO MILLION PESOS!

At the entrance, near the basket and stroller area:

In every shelves:

At the counter:

I have to find out how I can win that 2 million pesos, lol! 
Here's how you can join!

1) Buy products with the Qualifier sticker on it! Every P500 single receipt purchase from Watsons or The SM Store Beauty Section (inclusive of one qualifier) entitles the member to one (1) raffle entry.

2) Present your SM Advantage, SM Prestige, BDO Rewards or Primo Card upon paying at cashier counter and be automatically part of the E-Raffle.

3) Get a chance to win over 2M worth of Shopping Points, tax-free! 

Points may be redeemed in the following Retail Partners: Watsons, The SM Store, SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, Savemore Market, SM Appliance, ACE Hardware, Toy Kingdom, Our Home, Surplus, Kultura Filipino, Baby Company, Sports Central, Adidas*, Nike*, Levis*, Forever 21, Uniqlo, Suiteblanco. (*selected brances only).

Check out these posters for more info!

Not yet a member and want to join the Shopping Madness promo? You can get your SMAC kit at any Watsons Store! You can also track your points online at