SELLebrate Summer with OLX Naksperience

31.3.16


Whenever a big trip is coming soon, I have to admit I hustle double-time so I can earn enough (or sobra pa) na pocket money to fully enjoy a trip. Since I can't always wait for the next Bloggers United which happens just 2x a year, one of the things I do is sell my pre-loved things online. Luckily, it's easier to sell things online through convenient mobile apps like OLX that you can use even when you're on-the-go.

Just a sample photo, hehehe, Tracy and Christine mobile surfing with a view:

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Sweet Teas + Open House on April 3!

30.3.16


I love coffee shops, from the drinks to the ambiance, but summer just makes it hard for me to drink hot coffee or tea. The Coffee Bean and Tea Lea has a cool solution for that: a new line of iced tea-based beverages!

Wiz Khalifa Joins Paradise IMF Lineup

28.3.16


What I thought was the final lineup abruptly changed just a few days ago as Paradise International Music Festival announced another addition to their exciting list. 

Along with 8 international and 12 local acts, including Swedish DJ Afrojack, British band Rudimental (DJ), young American artist Austin Mahone, and headliner Kanye West, North Dakota rapper Wiz Khalifa confirmed his attendance to the music fest.

1/4 of 2016

26.3.16


The first quarter of the year had been eventful, I think I prayed for this even before 2016 began. New settings, new work, new "cast" to this "play". Sa totoo lang, I am glad that this Holy Week holiday came, because along with these new things, I forgot the important parts of my old ways. It's hard to admit this, but I forgot the personal in blogging. 

I guess this break is not only to rest and para makahabol sa backlogs, it is also the perfect time to look back, say thank you, before pushing forward again - more energized, more inspired, and more "me".

WHAT APP: Afterlight

25.3.16


I was wrong when I thought that gone are the days of Instagram filters and Snapseed. Majority of Instagram users now edit with VSCO. There was a time I even deleted my other editing apps!

Lately, I started playing around again with different photo treatments. I got challenged to try different Instagram photo looks, before uploading them, so I reacquainted myself to good ol' Afterlight.

If you think it's time consuming, I actually enjoy editing my photos! I guess to each his own. Although nakaharang na pala ako sa pinto, lol. 

Femme Travel Kit


Femme Travel Kit is just perfect for, well, this travel season! This ready-to-go beauty hygiene essential contains 10 cotton round pads and 65 dual tip cosmetic buds, so you can touch up and clean your face wherever you go.

Here are 5 quick tips!

Detox and De-Bloat with Kilo Off

24.3.16


I have my fitness goals listed few days before ending my dorm life. It was a month of eating junk, sometimes I just eat chips in 7Eleven for dinner (sorry body, hehe). 

Anyway, some of my fitness goals include: 1) Get fitter and less mahingalin, 2) Get healthier, and watch everything that I take in, and 3) Get stronger, and participate in more sports.

Aside from getting a lifetime gym subscription (I know, it's an impulsive decision!), I also enjoy discovering detox drinks. Kilo Off stands out because of its cute packaging and products are made in France.

Flossy x Jelito Deleon


There's so much issues going on with Instagram. It being a "mini art gallery" instead of the essence on why this social media app was created: to instantly share what's happening in your life. #FeedGoals is uso, and I also noticed people deleting contacts they've already followed so that they have more number of followers than "following" (yup, may ganun, and medyo nkklk!).

But anyway, after much rebellion and fighting for "realness", I eventually rode the waves and told myself that making your Instagram feed beautiful is also but part of being a social media girl and an extension of being a blogger (mine's messy though, but that's okay!). I also started to follow Instagram superstars to get some "aesthetic inspo".

I think one time, my friends and I were stuck in traffic when I asked for their favorite "Instagrammers". That was when I first learned about Jelito (or @JelitoDeleon) through Paul. Unlike the fashion themed feeds I've been following, his was more on travel and nature and good flatlay skills.



Have a Taste of Summer with Greenwich! *UPDATE*

22.3.16


I can only take this 32C heat because of all the fun things ahead. Summer: The best season to let loose, enjoy, and spend more time with the barkada!

Some of my game plans include a Korea trip, another Boracay trip hopefully, and more mini adventures with my friends in between. I hope I can also accomplish bucket list-worthy experiences like sky-dive, bungee-jump, or even just to learn how to ride a bike! Haha!

PAL Celebrates 75th Year


Philippine Airlines has been around for 75 years, and for every milestone are stories to tell. With that 75 years are your travels, your new beginnings, and your happy homecomings. PAL had been there to make sure that in your every flight, you are taken cared of the best way they know how: Pinoy style.

There's a Pair of Merrell Shoes for Your Every Adventure


I am not one to stop people from taking advantage of the more accessible "adventures" these days. Before, it will take YEARS before you can go on your next getaway. But now, you can jump from one mountain to the next beach every month (or every week!)... As long as your body (and budget) can take you there, then why not!

I like that Merrell encourages everyone to love the great outdoors, and explore our country first! With "Getaway To Adventure" campaign, they foster all aspiring travellers, and even won an award from Philippine Quill Awards for Excellence in the Communication Management category in advocating safe and fun adventures. 

More on that and this brand on this post!

A Feel-Good Baler Trip With Freewaters

21.3.16


It's true when they say that we take things for granted lalo na when it's something accessible, yung nandyan lang kasi. May it be time, clean drinking water, and even people (#hugot, haha). 

I remembered when our city was hit by a storm, that our street had no water and electricity for a week! That was when I started to appreciate a faucet with running water, or being able to read or just move around freely even at night, and not bump into random things.

I appreciate all these and much more when Freewaters invited us to Baler last March 1-3. Clueless about this new Primer Group brand, and always excited for every opportunity to travel, I said yes right away!

It's a plus that I was with Paul, Mother Earth, and Pax:

Runway to Online: MFF x Zalora

18.3.16


“You see it, you want it, you can buy it,” says Paulo Campos, CEO of Zalora Philippines. This is the concept of the Manila Fashion Festival's collaboration with the leading online fashion destination in the country, Zalora!

Since 2014, MFF has brought to the spotlight the creations of both up-and-coming designers and established style veterans. 

Now on its fourth run, the Manila Fashion Festival seeks new ground and explores new ways to bring style and fashion to the everyday public... By partnering up with ZALORA Philippines.


Style Up At SM Makati!

17.3.16


SM Makati launches the hottest looks for the hottest season with the metro's style influencers and a grand fashion presentation last March 15. 

The event's host, Sarah Meier: 

MAD RABBIT KICKING TIGER (M.R.K.T.) Now In Manila!

16.3.16


From fashion to interior design, Minimalism has been all the rage for the past months. From simple cuts, to monochromatic, to clean lines, this aesthetic pleases the eyes of the majority.

Combining this with borderless creativity, architectural design, and fashion, you get Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger (MRKT), the newest baby brand from Primer Group (Jansport, Fitflop, Herschel, Roxy, etc). 

Find out more about these bags...

Glow-In-The-Dark Nails with Solique Gel Top Coat by Girlstuff


Whether you're a "raver" or just into colors (especially for summer!), Girlstuff's newest nail polish will catch your attention!

My Ensogo Top Picks


With the new season comes new styles preference, mood, and even scent! I find myself constantly browsing online shops late at night, purchasing (or putting on my wish list / cart) more boho pieces compared to my minimal months. 

I recently went to www.ensogo.com.ph and discovered their many fashion items. So here are some of my top picks that match my current mood:

Project Pie Awesome Foursome!

14.3.16


Dine-in for four? Bring your family and friends to Project Pie!

#NowOrNever: The Closeup Forever Summer Finale + VIP Ticket Giveaway

13.3.16


Before, I can only dream of our very own Tomorrowland. People gathered in one outdoor venue, all looking beautiful in their hippie outfits, and celebrating good music with great artists. I have countlessly watched these videos on Youtube! Then Closeup Forever Summer happened.

Closeup Forever Summer, to me, is the pioneer. The event has given us the most unforgettable music happenings from Alesso, Angus & Julia Stone, and Martin Garrix. Now on its 3rd and final year, Closeup Forever Summer is making sure they end with a bang!


Things to do while in Cebu (Plus the new SM Seaside City Cebu!)

11.3.16


Just like Boracay, Cebu is one of the places that I can go to again and again. 

Aside from the chill and casual vibe, there's just so much to see and do whenever I'm in the Queen City of the South. 

Heritage sites like the Casa Gorordo, which houses original Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo copies:

CBTL Customers Brewed their Best Year with a Collaborative Street Art


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has always been advocating its patrons to brew their best year. In fact, their annual planner and gatherings are all about this! To explore this theme even more, the brand brought artists and customers together and organized a collaborative LIVE street art at the Bonifacio High Street in BGC. Here's what happened during this artsy afternoon!

A giant Coffee Bean cup served as the blank canvass! 

TW STEEL Blue Steel Collection + Zoolander 2.0 VIP Screening


TW Steel, the BIGTIME watch brand from Amsterdam, has welcomed an exciting fashion statement: Blue Steel. And what better way to celebrate this than with a special VIP screening of Ben Stiller’s and Owen Wilson’s movie sequel, Zoolander 2.0!

There were special TW Steel watch prizes given away to those who came in their best Zoolander inspired costumes:

TGIFridays’ World Bartender Champion is a Filipina!


TGIFriday's Philippines is in a celebratory mode! Rizza Umlas of TGIFriday's Glorietta showed the world that Filipinas have what it takes to shine in a male-dominated competition after she was announced grand winner in the recently concluded TGIFriday's World Bartender Championship held at the House of Blues in Dallas Texas.

Present! Celebrated with the TGIFriday's family last Wednesday in BGC.

Hand-Crafted Teas from Sweetea's by Da.U.De


I love variations, from my coffee to milk tea, there's something new to try on my next craving. For teas, we welcome a local brand that offers fine quality, custom teas, at pocket friendly price points: Sweetea's by Da.U.De - a brand known for their exotic teas crafted by tea masters. 

From their SM Megamall Food Hall branch, to SM Angeles, here's the lowdown on their third store launch at the SM North!

UNIQLO x Hana Tajima SS2016

8.3.16


Uniqlo collaborates with Hana Tajima, a British-Japanese Muslim fashion designer, for a unique collection tailored to complement Uniqlo's LifeWear concept: Fashionable, high quality products to enhance everyone's lifestyle.

Coca Cola #TasteTheFeeling Festival


I went to Coca Cola's #TasteTheFeeling Festival with no expectations. Little did I know it turned out to be one of my best nights!

My Top 30 Fashion Finds at SM Southmall


I like south events because I don't need a two-hour allowance for travel time. I can get to the venue in less than 30 minutes, thus more sleep and tengga time. Hehe! Last week, I went with blog friends and our readers to SM Southmall to celebrate its 30th year.

My readers / winners Gela and Jean. Super enjoyed hours of shopping and kwentuhan with them!

Sun Villas Beachfront Boracay + Banana Peel's New Flip Tees

7.3.16


Although my sisters are very busy with their work, we make sure to go on out-of-town trips together. Ate and I already went to Japan and Taiwan, while we also went with Cea and the parentals to Cebu and the US.

This year, we availed the sudden drop of airfares and booked for a weekend in Boracay.

I was there almost a day earlier, and even witness the sunrise from my plane. I was lucky that our hotel (Sun Villas Beachfront Boracay) allowed me to check in our room early.

YOLO Afternoon with BLUE

4.3.16


What do you do when you're with one of your crazy close friends, have some time to spare, and encountered a free booth where you can "create your own commercial"?

Participate in the kagulo, of course!

Kanye West at Paradise International Music Festival

3.3.16


I am all for music festivals, and each year it's getting bigger and better! 

One of the exciting events in the country for 2016 is Paradise International Music Festival (Paradise IMF), a music spectacle in Manila with muti-genre lineup produced by experienced Boardworks Media Entertainment.

Went to Paradise International Music Festival Pre-Party last week to find out more.

Agent Provocateur Maitresse

1.3.16


Hi guys!

Currently on a few hours break here in Costa Pacifica Baler before our activities for this afternoon with Free Waters. Thought of blogging about my new scent from FRESH: Agent Provocateur Maitresse.


New, Meatless Dishes from Shakey's


Celebrating good times and great memories, everyone’s all-time favorite casual dining restaurant, Shakey’s, makes it easier to enjoy guilt-free indulgence with a new line of satisfying, meatless dishes - Flavors of the Mediterranean.

Grilled Vegetable Pizza

MediCard’s My Pocket Doctor


Finally! Here's a time-saving and convenient option to get medical consultations anytime, perfect for busy bees!

My Pocket Doctor by MediCard has highly competent, well-trained and unbiased medical doctors from Europe and Philippines who can cover up to 70% of all health issues in a consultation and are available 24/7, ensuring members an accessible and credible medical service.

Anagon