Monday, December 29, 2014

Manulife’s Bundle of Joy: A Lasting Gift For a Young Family’s Future

Here's sharing the story of a young mom who realized how important it is to secure her baby's health above all the other expenses that come with having a first child.

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by Cheryl De Guia-Lim, Businesswoman

If there’s one thing I learned as a newbie parent, one should give what’s best for the child, especially for a newborn baby. Parents are expected to know how to feed, bathe, clothe, play with, and generally care for their baby – but babies don't come with instructions. And even if this isn't your first, you may still be trying to figure out how to deal with it physically, emotionally and financially. 

The vast majority of newborns enter the world healthy but they are more vulnerable to germs than older babies because they simply haven't had time to build up defenses. Sometimes infants develop conditions that require medical tests and treatment. All signs and symptoms are of even greater concern if the baby is less than 3 months old. 

We experienced this first hand as my husband Oliver and I found ourselves rushing to the emergency room at 2 a.m. due to the high fever of our newborn son. After a series of laboratory tests to rule out bigger complications, our little boy was diagnosed with Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Seven days and eighty thousand pesos later, we were discharged with our baby healthier and stronger. 

Looking back, we would not have done things differently, except for one realization magnified—we would stop at nothing for our child. It is a lesson learned through one hospital scare. We can only do so much to take care of our little one, and even if we wrap him in our arms until he is okay to thrive on his own, we as parents cannot live forever. Accidents happen and diseases will not always be at bay. The unpredictability of parenthood comes with inevitable emergencies of life. If something happens to Oliver and I even before he turns one, what happens to our newborn child? What can we leave behind? 

We can either burden ourselves with anxiety on things we cannot control or secure the best future for our son—without delay. This means now -- no need to wait until his first birthday. The absolute security of our newborn is not even a choice, it is a necessity. After all, what is more urgent than our child’s future?

The cost of pregnancy, baby delivery, supplies and immunizations all add up. So for parents like us, Manulife’s Bundle of Joy program is a welcome breath of fresh air. With no premium required, moms and dads with newborns less than a year old would only need to register online for a free one-year insurance coverage worth Php100,000.00. You can also seek expert advice and useful guides for first-time parents and financial awareness for those who are starting to build a family. The site also offers relevant information for us parents on freebies, promos and other fun activities. 

At this time, getting insurance may be at the bottom of your checklist, as it was previously in ours. But as we relish the joys of parenthood, let us learn to choose lifelong benefits, the ones that would benefit the family and ultimately our newborns. The cute strollers, cribs, baby bouncers and toys will be outgrown in a short amount of time but a good insurance coverage will last a long time. 

Consider Manulife’s Bundle of Joy program as another version of a tight hug for your baby--thoughtful, comforting and valuable. Register online at and shower your newborn with unlimited hugs while they are young.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Get Haute Hair for the Holidays Using SYOSS Hair Products

Don't let messy hair get you on top of the holiday stresses! Read up on SYOSS hair products that can provide haute coiffure pampering this season ...

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Christmas is a great time for merrymaking, but then it can also be a terrible season for stress. Work may greatly increase as the holidays approach; add to that a heavy rotation of parties, intense decision-making on what gifts to buy and frantic scheduling for gatherings.

All these frenzied activities may take a toll on your appearance, especially your hair. Your mane may tend to misbehave at this point, just when you’re about to attend one party after another. But don’t stress yourself out, as the acclaimed Japanese hair-care brand, SYOSS, gives you the haute coiffure pampering these holidays.

SYOSS offers professional hair care, styling and coloration that provide a wide range of benefits and solutions to help turn dreaded bad-hair days to experiencing great salon-beautiful hair every day. Isn’t that what every woman wants and desires?

Through its wide range of high-performing products that address the most common hair dilemmas of women in more than 50 countries, SYOSS stays true to its brand philosophy of helping them achieve professional hair care at an affordable price.

SYOSS contains a specially formulated hair-care technology called “Pro-Cellium Keratin,” which was developed by top Japanese hairdressers to provide treatment for damaged hair by penetrating hair strands and reconstructing them from the inside.

SYOSS lets you look sensational, as its shampoos and conditioners come in three variants: Repair Therapy, Moisture Intensive Care, and Anti-Dandruff Control. Repair Therapy is designed to repair heavily damaged, stressed, colored or permed hair. Moisture Intensive Care is formulated to moisturize dry, frizzy and brittle hair. Anti-Dandruff Control contains Zinc Pyrithione, which fights dandruff from the first application while providing smoothness to the hair.

SYOSS also has a hair coloration range that provides perfect gray coverage with long-lasting and intensely vibrant colors. Women can choose among eight shades: Black, Dark Brown, Chocolate Brown, Dark Mocha, Medium Brown, Dark Ruby Red, Medium Ash Blonde and Extra Light Ash Brown.

No hairstyle is perfect for the holidays without a styling product’s final touch! The SYOSS hair styling products make it easy to achieve professional-looking hairstyles without going to the salon. Curl Control whip and cream give defined, long-lasting curls, full of perfect bounce and smoothness while Strong Hold wax provides mega-strong hold to achieve individual looks easily.

SYOSS also introduces a revolutionary new range, the Oleo Intense, which is an oil-infused salon-quality range for 100% intensive nourishment and color intensity. It comes in shampoos, conditioners and hair coloration products. The shampoo and conditioner, when used together, nurture your hair with precious oil that results to opulent shine and suppleness. On the other hand, the pure oil in Oleo Intense hair color intensifies the coloring action, delivering a higher amount of pigments, deeper into the hair cortex and maximizing the color efficiency. 

Avoid the Christmas rush and let SYOSS make you look sensational this season. Find it at all leading supermarkets, department stores, and drugstores nationwide.


About Henkel

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Beauty Care, Laundry & Home Care, and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 47,000 people and reported sales of 15,605 million euros and adjusted operating profit of 2,029 million euros in fiscal 2011. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Chef Menoy Gimenez Presents the Traveler’s Menu at Tito Chef Express in Microtel Acropolis

Craving for good food? Here's a nice place to have it!

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Filipino mentor and culinary master CHEF MENOY GIMENEZ successfully introduced the recently launched “Traveler’s Menu” available at TITO CHEF EXPRESS in Microtel Acropolis last November 27. With the presence of media members and lifestyle bloggers, the famed chef held an intimate lunch, which he specially made on the event that showcased the gastronomic tastes found in the well-chosen dishes from the featured menu.

With the great blend of quality food and reasonable prices, the new Traveler’s Menu delighted the appetites of the guests. From the delectable appetizers that tickled everyone’s palate to the abundant servings of the mains, and the filling desserts, the well-curated menu truly reflected the cooking style of Chef Menoy in Tito Chef Express, which is deliciously straightforward comfort food inspired from the classic favorites of every Filipino home. The menu will be available for diners until next year. 

The brainchild of Chef Menoy who is an instructor in Center for Culinary Arts and one of the founders of culinary school Professional Academy for Culinary Education, Tito Chef Express pays homage to its southern counterpart Tito Chef and All Things Culinary in BF ParaƱaque and gives food services for Microtel Acropolis as its official food provider and partner for all-day dining and in-room needs. Proud to be under the famed umbrella of The Romulo Food Group since 2013, the modern restaurant in the metro north captured the hearts of foodies in Eastwood area who love to enjoy kitchen-crafted meals, cozy ambiance, and warm service.

American Burger
During the press launch, a sumptuous line-up of dishes satisfied the food cravings of each attendee. Affordable and well portioned at the price of PhP 250 for each dish, the menu selection is a perfect choice for people looking for something quickly served and conveniently available anytime within the day. From the creamy hit of Fish in Pesto Cream to the spicy kick of Salmon Ramen, the juicy punch of American Burger, the savory mix of Barbecued Chicken Jambalaya and the braise attack of Smothered Pork Chop, the Traveler’s Menu had indeed let the taste buds of the guests travel from East to West with its flavors from around the world. 

Crispy Squid and Watermelon Salad
Fish in Pesto Cream
Besides the delicious lunch, Chef Menoy gathered the press representatives and bloggers in a round table interview that allowed a fruitful conversation between him and the guests. An online photo contest entitled “Best Tito Chef Photo Award” also pumped up everyone’s energy and added fun and excitement during the event. Moreover, Microtel Acropolis, headed by General Manager Ali Makabenta, gave away prizes of an overnight stay with a free dinner at Tito Chef Express during the raffle draw. 

Salmon Ramen
Salmon Chorizo and Mushroom Penne
Tito Chef Express brings a unique and progressive menu that has comfort food delights, which include starters, entrees, pastas, and desserts. The restaurant also offers afternoon tea morsels, breakfast and lunch buffets, full-service catering packages, party trays, and in-house banquets. 

Smothered Pork Chop
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
From The Romulo Food Group of restaurateurs Enzo and Sandie Squillantini, TITO CHEF EXPRESS is located at the ground floor of Microtel Acropolis, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Bagumbayan, Quezon City. For inquiries and reservations, call +632.962.8899 / +63916.343.5331 or email

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Get Higher Chances of Conceiving by Knowing When You Ovulate

I know women who have a hard time getting pregnant. Just in case you're one of them, here are useful tips that you might personally find helpful ...  

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There are several ways to know when a woman is ovulating, according to

One is by checking her cervical mucus. When a cervical mucus resembles that of an egg white and is stretchy, it is the fertile cervical mucus. Some women may also experience a very light spotting during ovulation. It’s usually a very light pink colored spotting and some women get painful ovulation cramps which doesn’t sound like good news at all but some women do experience cramps when ovulating. 

Another sign of ovulation is breast tenderness. Some women get breast tenderness when they’re nearing their menstrual period but this can also be a sign of ovulation to some women. A lot of women will also experience an increase in sex drive during ovulation. If you are unsure of these signs and don’t want to just depend on what your body shows, you may also use some tools like an ovulation predictor kit, a BBT thermometer, or an online ovulation calculator to pinpoint your ovulation. 

A common cause of infertility in women are ovulation difficulties, meaning she is not ovulating regularly. If you don't ovulate, you can't get pregnant because the sperm needs the egg to fertilize. There are dozens of different types of over the counter as well as prescription fertility drugs on the market that assist with ovulation stimulation. Take note though that with ovulation stimulation comes the greater chance of conceiving twins. Now that could make pregnancy more exciting!

* photos used were borrowed from

Saturday, December 20, 2014

TOMS Shares Its 2014 Holiday "Gifts That Give Back" Guide

Did you know? By gifting someone with a TOMS product, you are not only giving to someone you love but also to someone in need!

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TOMS has prepared this gift guide especially for you.  Here you will find big and little ways to give back, from gorgeous footwear to eyewear designs you'll fall in love with at first sight. 

Take care shopping this weekend! And remember, with every TOMS product you purchase, you’re helping improve lives.  Happy holidays! 

Dad – Seasonal Classics
You can’t go wrong with our Classics! These shoes are our original slip-on style and the base of the One for One ® movement.

Baby – Herringbone Glimmers
Let those tiny tots shimmer and shine in this glimmering style! Perfectly festive for the Holiday season and throughout the year.

Mom – Eyewear
We have a great collection of eye-catching styles for the chic woman in your life.

Outdoorsman – Searcher Boots
One of our favorite new silhouettes, these sturdy work-inspired boots are just the thing for the man who loves the urban jungle or the great outdoors.

Her – Women’s Brogues
How about a shoe that’s a fancy version of her favorite pair of lace-up sneakers? A vintage silhouette made modern for today’s woman, the Brogue wears easily with skirts, shorts and more for a touch of casual sophistication. 

Youth – Seasonal Classics
We’ve got big surprises for the little ones. Find a pair for any occasion with our selection of solid basics, sparkly glitters, and more!


The TOMS Story

TOMS was founded in 2006 when American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in a village in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet.  Wanting to help, he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One ®

Realizing that One for One could serve other global needs, Blake launched TOMS Eyewear in 2011 to help restore sight to people in need with every purchase of TOMS Sunglasses and Optical frames. In 2014, TOMS Roasting Co. was launched with the mission to provide clean water to communities in need with the purchase of premium coffee.

TOMS is in business to help improve lives.  They identify a global need and create products to help address them.  This simple idea is what makes TOMS more than a company – it’s a movement that's continually evolving.

TOMS is available at Megamall, Nothing But H2O, and The Give Project.  Visit for more information.  

Follow TOMSphilippines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Multi-lifestyle is More Fun with Lenovo Vibe X2

Wearing many hats can be the opposite of complicated with a multilayered smartphone … read about the media launch of the Lenovo VIBE X2 here.

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An ogre from famous animated movie once said, each person is made up of layers (not like cake layers, but onion layers). In today’s world, most people play multiple roles or layers. Someone can be a entrepreneur-slash-blogger-slash-artist-slash-chef-slash-health buff. Some people are even thriving rather than stressing about their multifaceted lifestyle.

Recently, people can bring their multifaceted life to new levels with the world’s first multilayered smartphone, the Lenovo VIBE X2.

1. Reflect your changing moods. Show your true colors. Multi-role people like to stand out from crowd with what they wear, a trait shared by the VIBE X2. The first in the world to sport a trendsetting layered design, the Lenovo VIBE X2 turns heads with three colors. Lenovo applied three coats of paint for each tone, totaling nine coatings per phone. Expert hand craftsmanship further refined the layers -- gold, white, and red. Sleek and light, the VIBE X2 measures just 7.277 mm and weighs a mere 120g.

2. Multi-tasking down to the core. A dynamic lifestyle requires the Vibe X2’s multi-tasking prowess. Lenovo VIBE X2 is the first smartphone to utilize the latest MediaTek MT6585 True-Octa-Core processor. MediaTek applied its CorePilot technology to unlock the full power of all eight cores for real 4G LTE speed. The excellent performance-per-watt provides great multimedia, smooth gaming, fast 4G data transmission and long battery life.

The VIBE X2 runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat, for optimized memory and improved touchscreen responsiveness and accuracy. Plus, it boasts of the new VIBE UI 2.0 for instant access to camera, favorite apps, and more, right from the lock screen.

3. Energized for the extra mile. People who can go overnight having fun on their smartphone can get extra power without reaching for an energy drink. Lenovo’s innovative click on VIBE Xtensions add an extra layer, functionality and performance to the phone. The VIBE X2 Battery Xtension, ultra-thin at 5.1mm, does double duty by protecting the phone and extending the battery life by 75 percent. The clck-on case allow the layered beauty of the phone to shine through with its transparent edge.        

4. Listen with resounding success. The music fan or movie addict will have endless delights with the VIBE X2 incredible audio and video. The full HD touchscreen displays crisp vibrant colors on its 5-inch IPS LCD. Another VIBE Xtension: the VIBE X2 speaker, is JBL speaker that amplifies hi-fi music and movie audio. A stand allows hands-free usage and a built-in mic permits group conference calls.            

5. Chameleon personality with multiple exposure. Food photography, landscape photos and actions shots are easier than ever with the VIBE X2. It captures the great visuals of life with its advanced dual cameras stacked with multiple shooting modes, beautification and editing features. VIBE X2’s 13MP auto-focus, rear-facing camera comes with a back-illuminated sensor and LED flash to produce sharp, brilliant shots.

Uncomplicated and intuitive to use, the 5MP wide-angle front camera makes selfies effortless thanks to the auto-shutter that can be activated by the blink of an eye or a smile. 

Thirty two GB of internal memory gives ample storage space to digital content. On top of that, the VIBE X2 comes bundled with Lenovo DOit Apps for sharing, securing and syncing data to the cloud.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Global Phenomenon One Direction Pop-up Store “1D World” Opens in the Philippines!

This news update is specially for you -- One Direction fans! :)

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Just in time for the most awaited two-night concert in 2015, Music Management International (MMI) Live unveils the Philippine debut of the 1D WORLD pop-up store at the 5th Level, Mega Fashion Hall of the SM Megamall on December 20, 2014. 

Originally, opening of 1D World store was scheduled on Dec 16 but due to persistent 1D Filipino fans request to open on a weekend, unveiling will happen on Dec. 20, Saturday from 11:00 am onwards. 

The 1D World pop-up stores have opened in cities all over the world, offering everything fans of Louis, Niall, Liam, Zayn, and Harry could ever want. The store will carry all kinds of imported One Direction merchandise such as T-shirts, posters, phone cases, caps, calendars, life-size cardboard stand-ups of all band members and other exciting exclusive products. 

The original 1D World debuted in Australia, with thousands of young fans lining up hours in advance, chanting and singing their favorite One Direction tunes. The Philippine store will open after the sensational success internationally in London, Barcelona, New York, and Toronto among others.

One Direction has reached international boy band acclaim—selling more than 12 million records and consistently maintaining a spot in the Billboard Top 100, with songs such as “Live While We’re Young” and “What Makes You Beautiful.” 

One Direction – counting Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan - was recently awarded at the 2014 American Music Awards as “Artist of the Year” and “Favorite Band/Group/Duo.”

Limited number of tickets to One Direction second night performance, March 22 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, are still available. Visit #MMILive or for more ticket information, please go to: SM Tickets,, or call (+632) 470-2222. 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Caroling for a Cause at Commercenter Alabang

Hey residents of Muntinlupa and nearby areas! Head to Commercenter Alabang this Friday and join this heartwarming public event where you can even win some prizes!

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What better way to celebrate Christmas than by sharing love and Christmas cheer? Be an instrument of joy through "Caroling for a Cause" at Commercenter Alabang, the newest lifestyle center in the South.

To be held on December 19, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the atrium of Commercenter, the event, which is open to the public, will showcase the vocal talents of students from Woodrose Chorale, De La Salle Zobel Chorale, and Virgo Maria Vocal Ensemble who will serenade the audience with well-loved Yuletide carols. 

The public is encouraged to share their blessings through the event which will also serve as a platform and opportunity to give donations in cash and in kind for the benefit of the victims of the recent typhoon. 

In the spirit of giving and as a token of appreciation, Commercenter Alabang will also be raffling off gift certificates and cinema passes to the attendees.

Join us in the South this holiday season. Visit Commercenter Alabang at Commerce Avenue corner East Asia Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.



Commercenter Alabang is the newest lifestyle center in the South designed to cater to one's need for a more intimate, warm and cozy leisure experience. Located in the business and commercial district of Alabang, Commercenter Alabang is the go-to place for one to enjoy various dining, wellness and development, hobbies and specialty shop choices for every member of the family.

Commercenter Alabang is located at Commerce Avenue corner East Asia Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Stay updated on the latest events, promos and offerings at Commercenter via and follow us on  Instagram @Commercenter.

Commercenter Alabang is an affiliate of Philippine Allied Enterprises Corp.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TONYMOLY's Beauty Gift Ideas for Christmas 2015!

TONYMOLY brings you chic and affordable beauty gift ideas this 2015 …

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Make a girl happy by surprising her with this holiday season's must-have beauty items from TONYMOLY.


Happy Fruit Hand Cream (Php 378.00). Give your loved ones the alternating fruity scents of peach and apple on their hands with the Happy Fruit Hand Cream.
- Peach Hand Cream
- Apple Hand Cream

Real Buy Glam Gift Set (Php 354.00). This Christmas, gift your loved ones the gift of wonderful skin with our best-selling Clean Dew Foam Cleanser, I'm Real Moisturizing Mask, and Pureness 100 Snail Mask Sheet. This set is ideal for those with oily to normal skin types.
- Clean Dew Lemon Foam Cleanser
- I'm Real Moisturizing Mask
- Pureness 100 Snail Mask Sheet
- Freebie: Luminous Aura CC Cream Sachet

BELOW PHP 1,000:

Thanks Fruit Hand Cream Set (Php 898.00). Say "Thank You!" and show some love with these fruity-scented hand creams in cute fruit-shaped containers. PRO-TIP: You can either give it as a set or give one fruit to one friend each!
- Tangerine Whitening Hand Cream
- Peach Anti-Aging Hand Cream
- Red Apple Hand Cream

Oh My Delight Gift Set (Php 994.00). This gift set will sure bring delight to anyone as the Oh My Delight Gift Set covers any lady's basic beauty needs. A pat of the Cotton Pact on the face, a touch of the Petite Blusher on the cheeks, and a swish of Delight Tony Tint on the lips and her holiday look is as good as done.
- Delight Tony Tint
- Delight Cotton Pact
- Delight Petite Blusher

BELOW PHP 1,500:

For Your Eyes Only Gift Set (Php 1054.00). Make your Secret Santa's peepers pop with this set's much essential beauty basics. Plus, you can customize the shade of each product based on your giftee's needs.

- Easy Touch Coloring Browcara
- Double Needs Pang Pang Mascara Dolly Long Lash
- Lovely Eyebrow Pencil
- Freebie: Gold Snail Foam Cleanser

Love U So Much Box (Php 1098.00). Show your love to the most important woman in your life with this set of premium beauty items she's sure to adore.
- Brightening Foam Cleanser
- Whitening Capsule Essence
- BCDation
- Delight Tony Tint

For more information, visit Tony Moly Philippines' official website at Like Tony Moly Philippines on Facebook, follow @tonymolyph on Twitter and Instagram for more updates and promos.



TONYMOLY Philippines aims to be the Filipino’s choice for expert Asian skin care. TONYMOLY is made from the combination of an English word Tony, which means stylish and a Japanese word Moly which means to box something. The combined word "TONYMOLY" means "to box something very stylish". TONYMOLY’s formulation does not only fit South Koreans, but also Filipinos. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

A 2014 Holiday Gift Guide from Etude House

Etude House invites all princesses to be pretty in pink this Christmas! Aside from the gift set suggestions below, also check out Etude House's Pink Wish Tree campaign that gives back a portion of the sales for the education of South African girls.

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Christmas is the best time of the year to show your love and appreciation through gifts! Look no further! Here is Etude House's Christmas Gift Suggestions for every special person in your heart.


Fab Gifts for Friends. Give to your beloved friends the gift of beautiful skin with this gift set. For less than Php 500.00, this set includes the one (1) Happy Essential Foam and one (1) Skin Note Hydrogel Mask--a killer combination for glowing skin this holidays.

- Happy Essential Foam (Php 248.00)
- Skin Note Hydrogel Mask (Php 148.00)

Surprise for Sis. Your sister's in for a surprise with this fun-filled gift set. Let your sister sport matching makeup and nails with one (1) Play 101 Pencil and one (1) Play Nails, only for less than Php 500.00.

- Play 101 Pencil (Php 348.00)
- Play Nails (Php 128.00)

BELOW PHP 1,000:

Fab Gifts for Friends. Complete your BFF's holiday makeup look with the gift of beauty this Christmas. Mix and match away the shades in this set to perfectly match your friend's dashing dress for the holidays.

- Kissful Tint Choux (Php 278.00)
- Watercolor Blusher (Php 348.00)
- Look At My Eyes Cafe (Php 198.00)

Best for Moms. Give mom her most-deserved pampering kit this Holidays with the Dress Room Body Set. This set includes a full-sized and travel-sized body wash and body lotion that can be enjoyed both at home and while on the go.

- Dress Room Body Set (Php 948.00)

BELOW PHP 1,500:

Gifts for Her. May it be for your girlfriend or your girl friend, let her beauty shine with this set to complete her look this holidays.

- Dear Girls Be Clear BB Cream (Php 498.00)
- Lovely Cookie Blusher (Php 348.00)
- Dear Darling Tint (Php 248.00)
- Drawing Eyebrow (Php 148.00)

Gifts for Him. The special men in our lives also deserve the gift of grooming. Gift them this set for a smooth, well-groomed skin, minus the hassle.

- Wonder Pore Soda Powder (Php 348.00)
- Wonder Pore Freshner 250 ML (Php 548.00)
- Sunprise Super Aqua (Php 478.00)

For more information, visit Etude House Philippines' official website at www.etudehouseph. Like Etude House Philippines on Facebook, follow @etudehousegirl on Twitter and @etudehousephilippines on Instagram for more updates and promos.


Etude House's mission is to make every Princess’ dream a reality through our lovely products. Etude House Philippines (Rosa Fiore House Corporation) is a cosmetic brand that believes makeup should be playful and not routine. Our products are developed to reflect four basic concepts: high quality, affordability, lovely design, and a diverse color range.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Spirit of Bayanihan Comes Alive at the Breeze-Maaga ang Pasko Clean-up Day

It's so nice to know that Breeze has partnered with Jollibee's Maaga ang Pasko, the longest running toy drive in the Philippines, to help make sure that toys to be distributed are really clean and ready to be played with my underprivileged kids :)

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Breeze has signed up as Jollibee’s official detergent partner for the 20th Maaga ang Pasko, supporting the campaign’s mission to make Christmas bigger and brighter for even more Filipino kids nationwide. To achieve this, Breeze is holding a series of special 1 Laba @ Maaga ang Pasko events, using Breeze with ActivBleach to wash more than 500,000 toys donated by kindhearted Filipinos across the country and even abroad.  

Jollibee with PR Director Arline Adeva and Vice President for Marketing Harvey Ong, 
Unilever Head of Corporate Communications Liza Vengco, 
and Breeze Assistant Brand Manager Samantha Kwan
The first run of the 1 Laba Clean-up held recently in Mandaluyong was joined by an army of volunteers, including Breeze Sige Mom Christine Bersola Babao, celebrity moms Regine Tolentino and Bettina Carlos, mommy bloggers, and representatives from both brands. They all worked together to make sure that the donated toys look and smell as good as new before they are delivered to beneficiaries in time for Christmas.    

Celebrity mommies Regine Tolentino, Bettina Carlos, 
and Breeze Sige Mom Christine Bersola-Babao (center) with
(from left) Samantha Kwan, Liza Vengco,  Harvey Ong, Jollibee, and Arline Adeva
“Our goal is to bring cheer and joy to more Filipino children by cleaning pre-loved toys, making sure that they are in the best condition before they are given to the beneficiaries,” said Unilever Head of Corporate Communications Liza Vengco. “It’s a good feeling because even if we don’t get to meet the kids who will receive these gifts, we know that we have played a part in making their Christmas a happier occasion.” 

(L-R) Samantha Kwan, Liza Vengco, and Harvey Ong
Sige Mom Christine said that volunteering for 1 Laba @ Maaga ang Pasko allowed her to see doing the laundry in a new light. “Washing with Breeze has been a part of our day-to-day, but it’s nice to know that we can now make this routine more meaningful by washing donated toys for kids in need,” said the TV host.   

Regine Tolentino and Bettina Carlos
Jollibee Vice President for Marketing Harvey Ong said that they are grateful for Breeze’s support. “Every year, we try to make the Maaga ang Pasko bigger and better, but we can only help so many children by ourselves,” he said. “On our 20th year, we are very happy to have Breeze as a partner to be able to reach out to more kids nationwide. It only goes to show that there are a lot of good-hearted organizations who want to share their blessings with young Filipinos.” 

Christine Babao with mommy bloggers
Apart from holding a series of 1 Laba events, Breeze is also donating a complete array of cleaning materials and has committed to help Jollibee collect more books and toys by placing Maaga ang Pasko boxes in Unilever offices, encouraging employees to donate. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

H&M to Open 4th Store in the Philippines in SM North Edsa

After the successful opening of its first three stores in Manila, H&M’s rapid growth in the country continues as it opens in SM North EDSA on December 12 …

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Apart from a full range of of apparel and accessories for women men, teenagers and children, as well as Sport,  Mama, and H&M Home, the store in SM North EDSA will carry H&M+.  At over 3,000 square meters, the store will showcase the same expansive, crisp and bright interiors, providing the best shopping experience for every fashion-conscious customer in the northern and eastern parts of Metro Manila.

Those shopping on the opening day will experience exclusive opening deals: the 20 most stylish customers in line selected by a top fashion magazine editor will receive 2,500 Php each under the promo #HMLOVESPH, the first 100 customers will receive umbrellas, and for the first 300 customers a tote bag each. Exciting holiday deals up to 50% off on selected items also await.  

SM North EDSA will open 11am-12mn on opening day, and resume operating hours from 10am-10pm onwards. H&M’s 5th store at Robinson’s Place Manila will open soon. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

SKY Cable Provides 24/7 Customer Service Touch Points in Anticipation of Service Interruptions by Typhoon Hagupit (RubyPH)

For those whose cable TV connections have been, are, or will still be disrupted by Typhoon Ruby, here are the helplines for SKY Cable ...

Press Release:


SKY wishes to inform you that Typhoon Hagupit (locally named Ruby) is expected to cause rains and winds ranging from moderate to intense once it makes landfall within the Philippine Area of Responsibility.   As a result, subscribers within high-alert level areas might experience an indefinite period of service interruption.   As much as we want to provide our subscribers with immediate customer service and technical solutions to quickly restore high-quality cable TV broadcast and broadband services, the severe weather conditions during the super typhoon’s transit over the Philippines will gravely hamper SKY’s ability to immediately respond 

SKY commits to the immediate restoration of its cable TV and  broadband services once the weather calms, the roads become passable, and power is restored to heavily-affected areas.

As of this time, the following are the high-alert level areas based on PAGASA’s current data: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Aklan, Albay, Antique, Biliran, Bohol, Bukidnon,  Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Camiguin, Capiz, Catanduanes, Cebu,  Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Dinagat Islands,  Eastern Samar, Guimaras, Iloilo, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Leyte, Marinduque, Masbate, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Northern Samar, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Mindoro,  Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Quezon, Romblon, Samar, Siquijor, Sorsogon,  Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte,  Surigao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur.

Subscribers with any questions regarding areas that may experience service interruptions, you may contact us through our various 24/7 customer service touch points.

SMS:  Type SKY and send to 2331 for Globe / TM / Sun Cellular and 231 for Smart / Talk N Text. P2.50 will be charged for Globe / TM / Smart / Talk N Text subscribers and P2.00 for Sun Cellular subscribers per 160-character message.


For those without internet access and have no way of monitoring online, subscribers will be updated through may call the SKYcable Customer Service hotline at (632) 381-0000 or Fax (632) 635-6406  for CAMANAVA, and Rizal; 046-484-4701 for Cavite; 049-534-2814 for Sta. Rosa, Calamba and Binan, Laguna; 02-520-8560 for San Pedro, Laguna; 044-693-5877 for Bulacan; 032-421-1818 for Cebu; 082-305- 5456 for Davao; 074-442-4841 for Baguio; 034-432-0051 for Bacolod; 033-300-1210 for Iloilo; 035-225- 1010 for Dumaguete; and 083-301-3134 for Gen. Santos City. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

'Boyhood' Kicks off December Screenings at Commercenter Alabang Cinemas

My son told me a few weeks ago about a movie that took 12 years to make. I think this is it! It sounds very interesting to watch!

Press Release:

The newly opened Commercenter Cinemas is one of the few select theaters in the Philippines to exhibit "Boyhood," a highly anticipated coming-of-age film written and directed by Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight) which documents the growth of a young boy and his older sister to adulthood over a 12-year period.

Catch this critically-acclaimed film and enjoy a first-class movie experience at Commercenter Cinemas that guarantee intimate, comfortable viewing with its plush seats and wide leg rooms that will put viewers at ease throughout the movie screening.

Touted as the "most radically inventive movie experience of the year," "Boyhood" was intermittently and painstakingly shot from May 2002 to October 2013 stars Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater. Critics lauded it as a groundbreaking film, heaping praises for its direction, acting and scope.

Following the release of "Boyhood" are exciting Filipino movies such as Bonifacio, English Only Please, Feng Shui 2 and My Big Bossing and other entries to the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

Enjoy your favorite blockbuster movies at Commercenter Cinemas from any of its four (4) digital cinemas with Dolby Digital 7.1 features. Two (2) of its cinemas boasts of 3D viewing capability. Visit Commercenter Alabang at Commerce Avenue corner East Asia Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

"Boyhood" opens December 3 at Commercenter Cinemas.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Be A Lifesaver: Share the Chance to Go Love Life with the Philippine Red Cross and Sangobion

Sangobion ladies! Share your healthy blood through this worthwhile advocacy that aims to help save lives!

Press Release:

Did you know that 1 out of 7 Filipinos who enter the hospital are in need of blood? That’s about 2,000 to 2,500 units needed daily. We all know that reliable blood supply is essential to health care practice, especially in treating diseases such as dengue and cancer. So there is a great demand for blood and yet not everyone gets to have access due to lack of supply. 

The Philippine Red Cross has been actively supporting different hospitals nationwide by providing 25-30% of the country’s needs.  But even then, the supply still doesn’t reach the targeted amount. That is why Merck Inc. partnered with Philippine Red Cross to start a project that aims to help reach the blood requirements of the country. This program will be propagated by one of Merck’s leading brands, Sangobion–an organic iron supplement that helps women fight the signs of iron deficiency so they can Go Love Life. As it boosts iron, it also keeps the blood healthy, thus it helps women who take Sangobion to look, feel, and perform at their best.  

With a shared vision, Sangobion and the Philippine Red Cross will run a blood drive called Be a Lifesaver. Together, they will encourage women to extend their hand to other women and take the role of a ‘lifesaver’ by simply donating their healthy blood. 

The Be a Lifesaver project is the fourth and last phase of Sangobion’s Go Love Life program–a campaign that aims to encourage women of today to take care of one’s self, to change one’s lifestyle so they can go and enjoy the life they love. Last March, Sangobion launched the campaign through social networking sites and an online promo that challenged women to submit their pledge to change for the better while taking Sangobion daily.  For the first leg of the promo, the winners had a total beauty blowout! Forty lucky ladies had a hair and make-up treatment courtesy of Shu Uemura and Blo Blow Dry

As for the second leg, the new set of winners got a fabulous surprise – a shopping spree and their own little fashion show. Through such events, Sangobion aims to show women the value of taking care of oneself better and why they should not lose focus on their own lives as they concentrate on their family and career. And through the last part of the program, the Be a Lifesaver project, Sangobion aspires to empower women to make a positive difference not just in their own lives but in our society as well. By sharing a small amount of their time and blood, women can show support and care for each other. 

Do you want to be a lifesaver? Join the Sangobion Go Love Life campaign and Be a Lifesaver on December 5 at SM Fairview! For more information about Sangobion and the campaign, visit

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