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Dina Dela Paz-Stalder Recognized Globally as Most Influential Filipina

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Gala Awards Ceremony at the 14th Filipina Leadership Global Summit October 25-29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada

Dina Dela Paz-Stalder, President and CEO of Stalder Group of Companies, has been selected one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World (Global FWN100™) by the Filipina Women’s Network.

The Global FWN100 Award™ recognizes 100 women of Philippine ancestry who are changing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their achievement and contributions to society, femtorship and legacy. Dina Dela Paz-Stalder was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world.

FWNSUMMIT 2017

The Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award – Founder and Pioneer Award category

This award honors Filipina women in their capacities as the chief executive, president, executive director or founder of a company, community organization, non-profit, or business venture that they helped start, build or significantly grow. This award category is for the trailblazers who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address significant business or organizational opportunity. (more…)

Women’s Health: Crave Healthy and Athena for Women by Unilab

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Don’t you just love it when products specifically made for us women, designed exactly for our nutritional needs, come out in the market?

I’m thrilled to get the word out on Unilab’s Crave Healthy and Athena for Women – health products especially designed for moms-to-be.

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Crave Healthy

Crave Healthy is the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists.
It’s nutritious because it contains essential nutrients – Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium that are critical for both the mom and her growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give the pregnant woman that extra energy she needs daily.

It’s delicious because it tastes just like her regular snack. Crave Healthy is currently available in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and their developing fetus. A healthy way to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant women. (more…)

Filipino artists get wider reach in SM malls

SM Malls Into the Sky and Beyond Autism Spectrum

Budding artists and professional visual artists in the country are finding a bigger audience out of the millions of daily customers of SM Supermalls. Throughout the summer season, at least four art festivals and art-inspired mall events have showcased an eclectic mix masterpieces and art expressions in various SM malls nationwide.

SM Malls e-LluminART Globe

e-LluminART Globe. Kids frolicking inside the solar-powered art installation made out of recycled steel wire framing covered with elastic cords and garter tape at SM City Marilao.

Currently ongoing is SM North Edsa’s ‘Art Karnival: Vinyl on Vinyl’ – a fun and colorful exhibit of art installations, murals, 3D and interactive displays created by a diverse group of pop culture artists like Tyang Karyel, Dex Fernandez and Blic among others. Shoppers and tenants are treated to the visual stimulation provided by the combination of fun and surreal artworks spread throughout the stretch of the mall’s Sky Garden. (more…)

“Best Sets Ever” Promo from Avon at Never Before, Never Again Prices

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Avon recently released its “Best Sets Ever” beauty must-haves available the entire month of June.

The promo includes three sets of beauty products that are offered at “never before, never again” discounted prices this month. The “Best Sets Ever” promo includes a mix of top-selling brands in lotion and color categories paired together in three separate sets.

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The Best of the Best set is comprised of Skin So Soft Hand & Body Lotion and Avon True Color Perfectly Matte lipstick priced at only P299.

Skin So Soft is formulated with vitamin C and glutathione that promises visible whiteness and healthy glow in just three days of continuous use. Avon True Color Perfectly Matte lipstick gives true matte look that never cakes and cracks while giving the velvety soft feel in one swipe.

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The Big Beauty Set is composed of Avon Care lotion and One Great Mascara for only P289.

Avon Care lotion’s Vita-E complex provides deep nourishing for 24 hours of moisture for the skin. It is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested to suit Asian skin. One Great Mascara gives lashes dramatic curls, length and volume for high definition appeal.

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The Brightest & Boldest set has Avon Naturals lotion and Simply Pretty Color Magic lipstick as a pair for only P189.

Avon Naturals lotion contains flower extracts that release a calm and soothing effect on the skin. Simply Pretty lipstick puts fun in lipstick application with its unique color-changing feature.

Avon lotion and color brands are endorsed by two of the country’s loveliest celebrity influencers today – Anne Curtis and Angel Locsin. Anne particularly likes Skin So Soft for keeping her fair skin glow, while Angel raves about Avon True’s vibrant colors that stays longer and goes with her different looks.

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The Best Sets Ever promo is available through any Avon Representative or via online at AvonShop.ph.

Don’t have an Avon Representative? Visit www.avon.ph or like Avon Philippines on Facebook to find out how you can get in touch with a Representative. You can also download the Avon Brochure application from the Google Play or Apple Store to start browsing our latest brochure today! The Avon Brochure app will connect you to a nearby Representative, so you can enjoy personalized service!

Designer Boyet Fajardo: Divine Inspiration

Many might perceive “fashion” to be something reserved for a chosen few, or only for those deemed fit to grace a magazine: celebrities, models, or those living the so-called “high life.” However, to designer Boyet Fajardo – now a successful household name in Filipino fashion design – his work in fashion is a way to make lives better for more people. As a recipient of miracles himself, he desires nothing less than to be one to others.

A Big Hit

He pioneered Plus Size fashion in the Philippines. He says that before, women who were on the bigger side were not thought of as deserving to wear something as beautiful as their smaller counterparts. Or, they were given awful euphemisms.

“Before, when you ask, ‘where is the big size?’ you are pointed to the dark corner where there are nothing but dasters (house dress). And we called those who asked “matron, donya, lola.” There are so many words for them, which were really bad. It’s as if they have no right to wear something nice! And no designer would dare to touch plus sized clothing. Big women were relegated to nothing but dark colors, ¾ sleeves and closed necks. “God – they were like suman! So my line was really a big hit!” A big hit indeed, also for Robinson’s who had enough foresight to sign him up immediately. (more…)

5 Reasons Why You Should Regularly Take Vitamin C

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There are a handful reasons why we should regularly take our Vitamin C, here are a few of them.

If there’s one vitamin I remember taking as a child, it is Vitamin C. Its sour taste is readily identifiable, and easily gives a sense of recall. Growing up, it is also the one vitamin we never ran out of.

Along the way, I acquired hyperacidity, which prevents me from taking Vitamin C in its most common form – Ascorbic Acid. These days, I cannot be more happy that Vitamin C now comes in the form of Sodium Ascorbate. Because the truth of the matter is, vitamins like this play a crucial role for our body to function as it should.

Here are Five Reasons Why You should take Vitamin C

1. Beauty

Helps in collagen-production which keeps skin looking youthful. Vitamin C is an imperative building block of our skin, hair, and nails. You will also get maximum results if you happen to take anti-aging supplements. (more…)

Press Release: Meditate Towards Lasting Happiness

Think of the human mind as a hard drive where all your life experiences are stored like pictures. We’re all familiar with the phrase, “I just can’t shake that picture out of my mind”, and this is also true in the metaphorical sense. We just can’t let go of certain experiences, and this affects how we go about the world. Often, this holds us back from achieving our true potential self because we are bogged down by the emotions and memories that our minds have held on to for so long.

We tend to look outside ourselves for the answers to life’s pressing problems, but to practitioners of meditation the answer always lies within ourselves. Makati Meditation and Ortigas Meditation are two groups in the Philippines that encourage the practice of subtraction meditation as a method towards lasting happiness. (more…)

Gloww Collagen Capsule and Collagen Powdered Drink Review

Gloww Collagen Drink

My first encounter with Gloww was in 2012. I was pretty impressed how my skin stayed fair despite the summer trotting I did with my family back then – including a week long tour along the streets (and river – Mekong) of Vietnam and Cambodia. I was almost sure that I was going to be a notch darker since the heat of Manila was considerably more forgiving than that of Cambodia’s! Truth be told, I would’ve stayed in the hotel if it were up to me. I loved that I stayed just as fair! 🙂

Gloww Capsules

Five years since, and I am getting reacquainted with Gloww Collagen Capsules.

Gloww helps feed skin’s CLBT. CLBT being Color, Luminosity, Brightness and Transparency. Its one of a kind SKHN (Skin, Health and Nutrient) Complex reinforces collagen, detoxifies your skin, upgrades blood dissemination, shields it from unsafe UV beams and free radicals.

Gloww Capsules include these following natural ingredients: Marine Protein, Horsetail Extract ,Lycopene, Green Tea Extract, Lemon Bioflavonoids, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Vitamin C , Grape Seed Extract, Natural Betacarotene, Pine Bark Extract,Vitamin E.

Recommended dosage is 2 capsules per day for two months, and 1 capsule per day after two months.

Gloww Collagen after 2 months of use

Gloww Collagen Capsules retails for P960 per box, with 30 capsules.

Gloww Collagen Powdered Drink

When a product is already good, and am pretty satisfied in its overall benefits, I don’t exactly expect for it to go another extra mile by coming up with yet another awesome product. But this is exactly what Gloww has done and I cannot be more thrilled!  🙂

Gloww collagen drink

I initially wondered what the difference is from my old favorite Gloww capsules. Apparently, Gloww Collagen is powered by  Verisol. Verisol is a product of advanced German technology that makes the collagen more bioavailable as it is absorbed by the gut, and allows for the repair of damaged skin to be more efficient. The efficient absorption helps the skin to get the most out of your collagen.

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After around two months of taking Gloww Collagen Capsules and Gloww Collagen Drink

My skin is noticeably more supple. I don’t need to slather on as much moisturizer as I used to. I’m 40 and I was wearing very light make up in this photo. Of course, I wouldn’t get caught without my brows, but on the face, no primer, just a regular BB cream (which explains the shine haha!) and lipstick. 🙂

Although I did mention that I remained fair with the constant taking of Gloww supplement, I have long corrected in my mind the misconception that it is a whitening agent. It actually is not, the skin remains fair essentially because of the detoxification action of the chemical breakdown of all the ingredients combined. It helps keep the skin sustain its youthful glow.

Gloww Collagen Drink

The recommended dosage for Gloww Collagen is 1 sachet per day. This food supplement is sold for P90 per sachet or P2,700 per box of 30 sachets.

gloww collagen powdered drink ingredients

Gloww Collagen Powdered Drink Ingredients include: Collagen hydrolysate (Verisol), mixed fruit dry flavour, citric acide anhydrous, sucralose and carmine (coloring agent)


Another undeniable and pleasant side effect of Gloww Collagen on me is the non-incidence of dry eyes. I’m not surprised, actually. Since I’ve learned that collagen helps lubricate joints and eye tissues, resulting to dry eyes prevention. “Dry eyes” has been an incessant problem that has bugged me for some years now. My years of freelancing and virtual assistant tasks have taken their toll on my poor eyes. I love that I no longer have to deal with it for as long as I’m taking my Gloww Collagen supplement.

Based on studies, after two months of continued use of Gloww Collagen, the following effects are observed:

  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Improved skin moisture
  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Even after a 4week washout phase, effects are still evident.

Gloww Collagen is also BFAD approved, which for me, is a non-negotiable when I’m looking into a long-term supplement. I’ve been won over by the product from 2012, and I am even more pleased with Gloww  now that it comes in this delightfully-flavored powdered drink.

Top 3 Reasons to Wear a Wig

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Gone are the days when a wig have to look like one! A good quality wig can actually bring out the best in your overall look. Here are top 3 reasons to wear a wig:

1. Stylish

Whoever says that wigs are limited to old ladies? With the assistance of wigs, you may now set out to try different things with a short hairdo without having to trim your locks! Go and experiment, and have a different look every chance you get. No limits!

2. The luxury of not having to style

Whether we like it or not, bad hair days are as real as they can get. With wigs, the compelling reason of styling is thrown out the window altogether. You no longer have to spend innumerable hours styling and keeping up your hair! You can change from short to long, wavy to straight or dark to blonde, or vice versa in no time. (more…)

Avon Fashions Celebrates Body Positivity, Denounces Body Shaming

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Avon Fashions Declares “Confidence is the New Sexy” as it champions body positivity and denounces body shaming.

Avon Fashions makes a strong point of celebrating women’s real beauty and sexiness with its new campaign, “Confidence is the New Sexy”. The country’s no. 1 intimate apparel brand upholds women’s right to feel confident regardless of body type by wearing perfectly fitting and comfortable intimate wear. Avon Fashions presented its latest line of Intimate Apparel, highlighted by the new Jamila Bra & Panty Set, which gives the right fit for curvy, plus size, petite, or athletically built women.

During the event, four women took turns delivering monologues to share how they feel about body stereotypes, and how they have come to discover that confidence is what “sexiness” is all about.

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Avon Influencers for Confidence Is The New Sexy. Starting with Cristina Decena for Plus Size, Cha Ocampo for Curvaceous, Janina Manipol for Petite and Cha Cruz for Athletic

“A woman may be strong, curvy, petite, and fuller, but these are only shapes and sizes,” the four women proclaimed in unison. “Our skin is a record of our milestones, our bones are barks that withstood storms, our muscles are symbols of our endurance, and our shape is our fingerprint. The true measure of our beauty is in how much we embrace who we truly are. That’s real confidence and that’s what makes us truly sexy.” (more…)