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#WranglerSunChaser Week 1: Smell Nature

  • Posted on April 17, 2014 at 8:02 am

This week’s Wrangler Sun Chaser Theme is Smell Nature: True luxury is being able to smell the colours of the world. This week, thank the sun for the fruits, flowers and trees. Follow the subtle scents of nature and enjoy the feeling of greener grass pressed against your feet.
Above is my entry that I shared via Instagram. Keeping my fingers crossed here. :)

You have until Saturday to post yours and get a chance to win P8,000 worth of cash vouchers from Wrangler. Check out www.WranglerSunChaser.com for more info. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #WranglerSunChaser #Philippines to make your entry count.

Fashion Heats Up: The Paperdolls 2014 New Collection

  • Posted on April 16, 2014 at 5:50 pm

This summer, Paperdolls immerses the modern woman to three blazing collections that are sure to fire up her summer glamour.

Paperdolls Florals

The New Florals

With the sun’s nurturing warmth in the midst the flowers are given the chance to bloom once again. This summer Paperdolls cultivates a new bloom of florals that range from subtle to extravagant blossoms. Added as small details, floral motifs are incorporated to laced-collar tops or as miniature cut-outs. Day dresses also seem like they’ve been sprinkled with petal confetti making the pastel colors come alive.

Aside from the tops and dresses, this collection also includes a line of multi-colored trousers that mimic the warmth of summer. Ranging from yellow to red orange, the pants make an ideal springboard to a blooming season.

Paperdolls Global Prints

The New Global Prints

As summer is all about expressing life and vibrancy, it comes to no surprise that clothes for this season should exude energy and exuberance. Homegrown yet internationally competent, Paperdolls borrows some prints of the world to make one’s summer outfit truly global.

Wrangler Sun Chaser Challenge

  • Posted on April 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Wrangler invites everyone to a month long event that will have us bring out our adventurous selves as we chase new horizons with the “Wrangler Sun Chaser Challenge.” This will be ongoing across 9 countries in the Asia Pacific region, from April 14 – May 11, this is a true regional hunt for the ultimate adventurer amongst all Wrangler fans.

There is a challenge every week to conquer something new and share our adventures on Instagram – WranglerPH, using the hashtag #WranglerSunChaser.


 Join the fun as you share your adventures and new thrills. Wrangler is rewarding each week’s best adventurer with no less than P8,000 worth of cash vouchers and there will be one lucky winner of the regional finale prize: a 5-day trip to a destination of choice. The ultimate adventure.

Deprivation and Meditation: Sudden Flight Series at the Picasso Abstract Painter Chiqui Rodriguez

  • Posted on April 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Filipino abstract painter, Chiqui Rodriguez announces her major new series entitled SUDDEN FLIGHT, her solo show to be held in Zurich by late summer will have its preview opening in a two-man show at the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, hosted by Altromondo Gallery on 22 May 2014 and continuing through 18 July 2014.

The 15 selected paintings from a total of over 100 works that comprise the SUDDEN FLIGHT series, awash in vibrant color, are sure to dazzle visitors to the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. Chiqui’s unique approach to blending acrylic pigments on canvas creates gem-like surfaces. Peering through the surface to what is depicted below, the viewer realizes that all is not as glowing as it first appears. Chiqui is noted for her deep abstraction of complex realism.

Chiqui also explores a complex subject; her work calls attention to our culture’s thought of hardwork. Much of Chiqui’s artwork is influenced by her experience in the corporate world. Through this new body of work, she connects hardwork to social class as a form of meditation.

Says Chiqui of her SUDDEN FLIGHT series, “I was inspired by my short trip to Brussels after a show held in Berlin in 2013. I arrived with the intent of finding an artist who would be willing to collaborate with me in my upcoming projects, so I started to look around. Instead of finding an artist, I found some Filipinos who work around the city. My interaction with them in a different environment led to varied conversations about how challenging life is to be away from their love ones but nevertheless find solace knowing that their families benefit from their sacrifice. I started on my e-sketchpad and started to express my thoughts after this encounter. The title ‘Sudden Flight’ refers to several layers of meaning: sudden burst of happiness, excitement as reaching out lives of far-flung Filipinos extending compassion, a moment of bliss.”

The show plans to bring forward awareness on the inner thoughts of Overseas Filipino Workers.

About the Artist:

Chiqui Rodriguez

Chiqui Rodriguez enjoys telling people how she started as an artist. It kicked-off one morning discussing the paintings she had been working on back in 2003 while having coffee with her long-time confidante.

Uratex “Mobile Sleep Solutions” and Benefits of Good, Healthful Sleep

  • Posted on April 13, 2014 at 1:24 am

Ever wondered how to get the best sleep you can ever have? To know more about it, you may probably have to go to a sleep conference or any fora and shell out money to get much-needed information.

Luckily, Uratex, the Philippines’ largest manufacturer of commercial and automotive polyurethane foam and mattress products, knows how valuable information is when it comes to knowing how to get healthful sleep and reap its benefits—and they’ll even bring the information directly to the people.

Uratex Mobile Sleep Solutions

Just recently, Uratex kicked-off its “Mobile Sleep Solutions” at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City that aims to educate Filipinos in Metro Manila and nearby provinces on how to get the best of sleep health.

Saladbox + SkinFood Sparty!

  • Posted on April 1, 2014 at 8:28 am

As we officially welcome the unforgiving summer heat, a sparty can’t be far behind. A spa indulgence was already underway, when I received an oh-so-timely invite from Saladbox for its second installment of Saladbox + Skin Food Sparty held at Nail Cocktales Hand and Foot Spa located in Tomas Morato last March 29.


 Look who’s ready to sparty! I kind of knew I was in the right place when I saw those familiar boxes that lined the steps up to Nail Cocktales Spa place. :-)

I have always been a solid Saladbox follower every since it was launched to the beauty box subscription world. I arrived rather early, so I was able to take photos as the organizers were still doing their last minute touches. :-)

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So apt. Skin Food on a platter. :-)

The very first product that I have tried from Skin Food is their Bath Salt. That goes back to 2008. It was the first bath salt I used when our home was newly constructed with the bath tub that I have dreamed of since I was a little girl. So how can I forget!  I totally loved how it felt on my skin. I just learned from the Skin Food folks in this sparty that their bath salt product has already been phased out. Figures why it’s always out of stock when I go check.


The sparty has its very own official event hashtags! Sweet. You can check out the photo essays on Instagram via #SkinFoodSaladbox and #SBxSkinFoodSparty. Don’t forget to follow @shopsaladbox and @SkinFoodPh on Twitter and Instagram while you’re at it. :-)


The corner that spells makeover! Gotta love how dainty this spa place is. 

Solo Summer x Online Model Contest Winners

  • Posted on March 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Summer is slowly kicking in!  Are you ready? No fuss! Solo’s Summer Collection 2014 is up to complete your summer essentials and set your summer vibes high!

Solo’s Summer Collection 2014 is composed of wide-range swim wear pieces that cater to different types of young. Boasting variety of looks for Him and Her such as tribal prints, floral patterns, retro feels, and solid colors strategically placed on bandeau, bikini tops and high-waisted bottoms creating fun statement, the Summer Collection 2014 is sure to tick off your checklist complete with flattering cover ups and stylish eyewear for ladies and gents to complement the hot season!

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John Edward Custodio

The hot collection features this year’s Solo Online Model Contest Grand Winners, Renee Soraya Hassani and John Edward Custodio who stood out among almost a hundred hopeful ladies and gents! The pair got to do a photo shoot directed and photographed by hot fashion photog Doc Marlon.

Catch Kerastase & Bench Fix at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5 this Weekend

  • Posted on March 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Kerastase The Gallery
I had my hair and scalp diagnosed today by the Kerastase experts at The Gallery in Greenbelt 5. My scalp was massaged and treated with Kerastase Sensidote Dermo-Calm Leave-on serum. It was the most relaxing 10 minutes I had this week. The treatment addresses issues of sensitive scalps. Mine was said to be oily, which Sensidote is also good for. Sensidote is also great for sensitive scalps, those prone to hair loss and dandruff.

Godiva Natural Skin Care Products #RealBeautyisNatural

  • Posted on March 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm

I remember having tried Godiva Natural Skin Care beauty products for the first time when I was in college. I remember repurchasing until such time that I do not see them as often in the market.

Godiva Products

It is just sweet to get reacquainted with a former beauty product favorite as I was sent this whole bunch of Godiva Natural Skin Care products a couple of weeks back. Because of the second installment of my GentleYag laser procedure on my face and pits when I received the products, I had to wait a week before I jumpstarted with these Godiva beauty treats.

It has been a week since I started using these and I am refreshed why I have come to love Godiva from a decade back. I so love that they are back. That is, if they were ever phased out in the past or are just plain being reintroduced back to the market. The improvement on my skin was noticeable only after 2 days! The pimple marks are slowly fading and my skin is so much smoother. I honestly was not meaning to stash away the products I have been using before this. I thought I’ll just use these for a few days for the purpose of reviewing them. But given the improvement, I’m sticking with this until it runs out. I’m waiting it out to see if some of my skin’s discoloration will improve too. :-)

Back to @SkinHouseBeauty for my GentleMax Underarm Laser Hair Removal Treatment

  • Posted on March 27, 2014 at 4:29 pm

During my first visit to the Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic last January, the clinic’s very friendly nurse Tricia, who took care of me during both of my visits, briefed me what laser hair removal was all about.  She said that it doesn’t look like I have a need yet for skin tightening. I chose the preventive laser skin tightening still plainly because I was plenty hesitant to have photos of my pits go rounding up in the worldwide web. Not that I stand a chance of overriding Madonna and her infamous armpit Instagram post that  recently gone viral. Haha!

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Before and After Underarm Laser Hair Removal

A-ha! Not my pits right there just yet. Above image is courtesy of Syneron Candela, the maker of the GentleMax Pro machine that was used on me. Unlike other laser hair removal machines, GentleMax Pro has a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) that provides consistent, epidermal cooling and unparalleled comfort for the patients. GentleMax Pro is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction.

Benefits of Underarm Laser Hair Removal:

  • Hair removal
  • Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB)
  • Skin tightening and wrinkle reduction

In all honesty, what totally sold me to get this Underarm Laser Hair Removal finally done after much self-deliberation, is my underarm’s susceptibility towards developing “folliculitis,” aside from the obvious of not having to shave anymore.  The folliculitis occurrence got so bad that the doctor I saw some few years back advised not just against plucking and waxing but shaving altogether! Yikes! Now, I never dreamed of pulling off a Madonna-pits stunt any day. When Tricia mentioned that the UA Laser Hair Removal is able to address this issue, I didn’t need any more convincing.  And regarding that doctor’s advice, nope, I don’t always follow doctor’s orders. Haha! But I had to forego plucking and waxing, which last longer than shaving. Inconvenient really, but I really have got not much of a choice…

GentleYag Underarm Laser Removal

 ..until I finally plunged to have the Underarm Laser Hair Removal done two weeks ago! Sweet! :-)

Underarm Laser Hair Removal ice bag on pits.jpgA few minutes before the laser hair removal procedure, I had ice bags pressed against my pits to kind of give a numb feel.