Moisture That Lasts

Monday, March 23, 2015

We all know this well, sun exposure is a major cause of dry skin in the country. I dread my daily commutes! Especially during the summer season, the sun’s strong ultraviolet (UV) radiation penetrates my skin damaging it beyond the top layer. I always go home not only with dry and haggard skin, but extra tired and drained. 

But aside from the hot weather, did you know that staying in and locking yourself in your room or office with the AC in full swing can also cause skin dryness? It’s not the best summer game plan after all!

Long and extended exposure to the cool blast of your aircon takes away the moisture and natural oils from our skin. Colder is not always better! Plus, the aircon sucks a room’s humidity, leading to a dry feeling that can cause lack of moisture to the skin, sore throat, chapped lips, etc.

The Solution!

  1. Hydrate! Drink lots of water by bringing your own jug in the office.
  2. Use plants and water in open containers. These effectively reduce a room’s dryness, but do make sure to regularly water the plants and change the water in the containers to keep everything clean.
  3. Hydrate… your skin! From experience, I enjoy using the Olay Body Wash because of its nice scent. It also provides deep moisture to my skin that lasts up to 24 hours.

Few weeks ago, Cosmo.PH created a poll asking women what they think is the biggest culprit of dry skin. View the results hereTo prove that the Olay Body Wash provides #MoistureTheLasts, Olay invites you to SWAP your non-P&G soaps for the new Olay Moisture Outlast Body Wash (200ml) on March 28, 10am-6pm in Robinsons Place Manila, Midtown Atrium! Excited to see the difference myself!!!

Find out more about the swap in this page.

New Online Shop to Bookmark:

Friday, March 20, 2015

I fell in love with Taiwan last year! The weather, the food, but most especially the hip people! Every commutes ko, I am amazed by the fashionable locals and their street style that inspired me to dress up and get creative. Even my Ate, who was with me during the trip, was inspired to experiment and level up her style! So when I heard of USO Plusnaexcite talaga ako that we're going to have a new Taiwan-owned online shop!

Anyway, so the event was also a mini photo shoot, where bloggers and print media people had the chance to choose our USO Plus outfits, had our hair and makeup done, and then had our pictures taken in their cute studio set-up. Photos! :)

Clothes, clothes, clothes!

WHAT APP: Still PicsArt!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hello world! 

I received some inquiries when I started to post like this to promote posters on Instagram, so isheshare ko nadin here how I create the "invisible poster"! Para next time you want to promote something pero OC ka padin sa IG feed mo (hehe), you don't have to "post a poster" as is.

Brit Style @ Debenhams Estancia Capitol Commons Launch

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I know it doesn't seem like it, but I realized that I have not been to a night event for quite a long time. By night event, meaning mala Fashion Week where people dress up for the occasion--heels, hair, makeup and the works. Anyway, a few weeks ago, I received an invitation to the opening of Debenhams at the Estancia at Capitol Commons, with the theme British High Street Chic. Excited, here's the outfit I came up with:

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Yoohoo! I can finally say I am staying-in today!! The past 2 consecutive weekends, either I was in a bazaar or out of town, so my rest would come rather misplaced somewhere in the middle of the week. Yesterday was also rather an unusual day for me: I had a rare night out with my friends! On a Friday night at that, haha! Friday the 13th nga talaga, haha! Growing up, I was not one to be sighted in clubs and bars, drinking and dancing just because an excess of the former won't even be enough for me to succumb to do the latter. Hehe. I am baduy coz I don't dance! ;p

Wrangler Search for True Wanderers (A Challenge for Filipino Riders)

Friday, March 13, 2015

American denim brand Wrangler takes its signature denim wear to the Philippines' wide, open roads in their new digital competition: True Wanderer. This is for you, biker friends!

The competition seeks Filipino riders who can make an entry in the form of previous biking photos with a story on why they should be chosen as a True Wanderer. 10 rider finalists will be picked out by a panel of bike experts and travel enthusiasts, who will then embark on a five-day journey in selected locales in the country while riding their bikes and wearing Wrangler’s key items. 

Photos from the media buzz session:

ONE winner will be proclaimed at the end of the contest and will win a motorbike and Php 100,000 worth of Wrangler products! He will then become the Philippine representative to the Asia Pacific-wide competition, where he will go head to head with other True Wanderer winners from across Asia Pacific. 

“True Wanderer is Wrangler’s way of further strengthening its identity as the denim brand that’s made for action and adventure. Now we dare riders to join the contest and brave the open roads. We invite them to uncover the most interesting spots in the country armed with their passion for novel encounters and unstoppable spirits,” says Wrangler Philippines President Daisy Go.

The contest’s main venue will be the True Wanderer microsite (, where followers of the competition can also take part in each contestant’s journey. The microsite will serve as a travel diary where each contestant’s experiences will be documented through a mix of words, photos, and videos. May the best rider wins!

For more updates, follow Wrangler on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: WranglerPH.

Summer Rain

Thursday, March 12, 2015

My weapon of choice this summer? A pair of sunglasses! I am so glad that you can select from over a thousand styles from 100+ brands at the SM ACCESSORIES: from aviators, wayfarers, cats eye and round eyeglasses in all colors and prints you can think of! A lot of them are also affordable, there's a pair that will fit not only your style but also your budget.

Yesterday, I opted for these round flash lens sunnies that reminds me so much of a modern John Lennon hippie look. Also, I finally got to bring out my (favorite) long black blazer again because of yesterday's surprising (but refreshing!) Metro Manila Summer Rain.

Tourism Malaysia 2015 #MYBFFXOXO

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The idea behind the Tourism Malaysia 2015 #MYBFFXOXO campaign is focused on building bonds, being together and creating lasting memories which traveling with best friends bring. Dubbed as Malaysia Be Friends Forever – Hugs & Kisses (XOXO) - #MYBFFXOXO, the campaign targets Filipino tourists who are planning to visit Malaysia this year.

Offering a multitude of attractions, Malaysia encourages tourists to indulge and simply enjoy their stay in the country. Tourists can enjoy nine signature malls – from Bukit Bintang to KLCC, get ready to shop ‘til you drop, while a foodie adventure awaits those who head out to Jalan Alor for a deliciously authentic street food experience. Order a plate of char kuey teow or BBQ chicken wings, enjoy these specialties amidst the sound of clanging woks and waiters shouting out orders. Best of friends and families can also go and experience the very popular, Genting Highlands and enjoy the cool climate, theme parks, casino, and live nightly performances. 

For those who are feeling more adventurous, they can go deep sea diving at Sipadan Island, Sabah, which renowned Sea Explorer, Jacques Cousteau declared as an “untouched piece of art” or they can enjoy a river safari at Kinabatangan River, the longest river in Sabah where monkeys, Asia elephants, hornbills and other wildlife greet are ever present. 

As for kids and the kid-at-heart, they can visit Johor’s Legoland and Hello Kitty Town.

Director of Tourism Malaysia-Manila Fazdila Mansor shares, “Traveling to Malaysia is like having a best friend who looks after you, has fun with you, knows your needs and creates memories with you; as well as a destination that is welcoming for friends to visit and build memories in.

We want to offer Filipino travelers the best benefits when traveling to Malaysia. We in Tourism Malaysia desire only the best not just in the Filipinos’ travel experience but more importantly for them to get the best value for their hard-earned money."

"BFFs can upload their most favorite photos of the trip using the hashtag #MYBFFXOXO on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. The best photos will be chosen and the winners will be rewarded with exciting prizes."   

Planning a trip to Malaysia? There are three airlines flying direct from the Philippines to Malaysia:

Malaysia Airlines -
Cebu Pacific -
Air Asia -

Tourism Malaysia-Manila 16th Flr. Picadilly Star Bldg., 4th Ave. corner 27th St., Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City 1634
Tel No.: (+632) 846-1213 
Facebook: Tara Na Sa Malaysia   

Get Summer-Ready with YSA Skin and Body Experts

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

People usually get conscious only with their weight whenever the season of "lesser clothes" draws in. Actually, I've long been over working-out for abs during summer because my body type is just not meant for them, but I do consider TWO other things to get ready for the season: 

1) Going hair-free
and 2) Trying out underarm whitening

In short, I am all for smoother skin more than thinness when it comes to having a "swimsuit body". There are still a few weeks to achieve these, and there are services in Ysa Skin and Body Experts to help you with these goals. 

Slim Protection Case for your iPhone 6

I have returned to "the dark side". 

Yesterday, I said goodbye to my Samsung Galaxy S5 along with ALL my Roxy Camp photos from last weekend. My heart was broken, but life must go on. So I bought a new phone! I used money from my Japan "baon" (disclaimer lang baka masabihan ako ng "burgis", haha), and decided to go for iPhone again. To make sure I'll take care na of this, I am using an iPhone 6 case that passed a Military Drop Test Standard. I am now ready to bounce back, reply to all messages, and take lots of pictures again!

The Speck MightyShell is proud to give ULTRA protection for your phone, with lifetime warranty AND a super slim design. It adds .14 inches only to the iPhone 6, that's high-grade phone casing that doesn't look manly, bulky, and heavy. This rubberized protection feels great in my grip, and has matte back anti-slip texture.

Perfect side and bottom slots for the sound and sleep buttons, and earphones and charging docks:

The inner walls are designed to endure impact and absorb shock when you drop your phone. More on the technology here:

Still using my Sun Cellular sim, of course! :) Now I am even more excited to travel and take more photos with my phone! Life is good, lessons were learned, here's to creating more memories! :)

Available in colors Black-Gravel, Orange-Blue, Pink-Gray, Lilac-Gray, and Clear at P1950.
Like Digits Trading on Facebook for list of stores. 

Boho Obsession

Thursday, March 05, 2015

#SeizeTheSummer with Vaseline

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Vaseline encourages everyone to #SeizeTheSummer 
with the new Vaseline Water-Based Whitening Serum! 

I try to avoid sunblocks because I don't like the sticky feeling
lalo na pag pinawisan na. But the NEW Vaseline Healthy White Serum
promises non-sticky solution, making it a must-have for my summer activities.
Here are my 5 reasons why I love this new product:

1) It has Vitamin B3 that whitens skin with continued use, even when you're out in the sun!

2) It has non-sticky formula, and is easily absorbed by the skin.

3) Vaseline Water-Based Whitening Serum has SPF30 that provides 
up to 96% protection from UVB rays of the sun that cause skin damage and sunburn, 
making it Vaseline’s BEST-ever sun protection!

4) It also has PA++ that protects against UVA rays of the sun that cause aging & darkening.

The product launch was held in Stella High Street, with Jaz Reyes as host.
The event was graced by their blogger ambassador, the nicest ever Tricia Gosingtian. 
We also had a morning "Quiz Night" (hehe) where everyone went all-out
competitive-mode, sayang though our Team Saint Tropez didn't win hehe!

 5) And last but not the least, you get a chance to #SeizeTheSummer in Bali, Indonesia! WAAAH!

Contest Mechanics:

1) Post a photo of your perfect summer activity and answer the question in your caption: 
“With Vaseline Water-Based Serum, how will you #SeizeTheSummer?” 

2) For your entry to count, you must post on Instagram AND Twitter, 
and TAG @VaselinePH, #TeamYUP, and #SeizeTheSummer

Make sure your profiles are PUBLIC so Vaseline can see your entries.
The winner will be chosen by Vaseline blogger ambassadors Tricia Gosingtian and Laureen Uy, who will also fly to Bali!
You can post AS MANY ENTRIES as you want as long as they are DIFFERENT PHOTOS

Contest will run till March 25, Good luck!

NEW Vaseline Water-Based Whitening Serum is now available in all stores nationwide 
at Php 249.00 for 180mL and PhP 99.00 for 70mL. 

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Plan a Spring Vacation to Broken Bow Lake

If you're looking for a great vacation destination this spring or summer, plan a trip to Broken Bow Lake. Located in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, just nine miles northeast of Broken Bow, Broken Bow Lake is a reservoir that offers hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and water sports for the entire family. 

Spanning 14,000 acres of natural, unspoiled wilderness, Broken Bow Lake is one of the most picturesque destinations in Oklahoma. The crystal clear lake has more than 180 miles of shoreline that's surrounded by wooded forests and mountain terrain. The beautiful scenery and tranquil setting provides the perfect get-a-way for an outdoor adventure.

Big Oak Nature Trail

The Big Oak Nature Trail that winds through towering trees and undisturbed forests is the perfect spot for hiking and camping. With camping and picnic sites scattered throughout the area, you can stop for lunch, relaxation or an overnight camp out. Along the trail, you'll find thousands of colorful birds, lots of lush, green vegetation, and a variety of wildlife that's native to the surrounding forests and mountains. Hunting is permitted in some areas, so you'll see an abundance of deer, turkeys, and other types of game during hunting season.

Beavers Bend Marina

With thousands of gallons of clear, clean water, Beavers Bend Marina, in Beavers Bend State Park, offers a variety of water sports and outdoor activities. You can swim, sunbath and relax, or rent a jet ski, canoe, kayak, speed boat, pontoon or houseboat to explore the lake. Whether you prefer an adventure-packed ride on a jet ski or speed boat, or a relaxing afternoon cruise on a pontoon or houseboat, you're sure to enjoy the beautiful scenery around Broken Bow Lake.

If you like to fish, you won’t find better fishing anywhere in the region! The clear, cool waters that flow from the surrounding Ouachita Mountains make Beavers Bend a prime destination for fly fishing. Fishermen from Oklahoma, Texas and nearby counties head to Beavers Bend year-round to catch rainbow and brown trout, as well as catfish, crappie, bass, and other varieties of fresh water fish that are abundant in Broken Bow Lake. 

If you're looking for the perfect vacation destination or just a weekend get-a-way, head to Broken Bow Lake and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and peaceful atmosphere of Beavers Bend. For great lodging with beautiful views, natural settings, cozy interiors and various size rentals, take a look at Broken Bow Lake Cabins nestled around the lake.

Makeup Magazine, Kim Jones as EIC

Monday, March 02, 2015

Finally! A local magazine dedicated to all-things beauty and makeup! 

Makeup Magazine, Flair Publishing's flagship title, is your dose of timely beauty solutions. They cover makeup how-tos, tips, brands, celeb testimonials, etcetera. An exciting tidbit about this glossy is the captain of the ship, no other than the beautiful Kim Jones. Makeup Magazine EIC Ms. Jones describes their beauty bible in a nutshell:

"We at Makeup Magazine are really focusing on promoting and sharing beauty inside and out, from spotlighting inspirational cover girls to deciphering concealers. We want to create a magazine where women can be inspired to be themselves, try something new, and experience makeup in a fun way!"

I attended the launch of their 5th issue at the Early Bird Club, Century Mall in Makati last Saturday. Some of the cover girls of this fairly new publication include Camille Co, Gretchen Ho, Patti Grandidge, and Jessy Mendiola. Copies are sold bi-monthly at 99 pesos. Here are some photos during the event:

Sunday, March 01, 2015

What is life right now!