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Converse Announces Collaborative One Star Collection with Engineered Garments

One Star Collection with Engineered Garments group

Creative Director and Founder Daiki Suzuki of Engineered Garments set to release Special Edition Converse One Star.

Converse and Engineered Garments have come together to introduce a new collaborative line of One Star sneakers. Engineered Garments Creative Director and Founder, Daiki Suzuki issues a collection that reflects his personal journey and relationship with Converse and plays on his affinity to reinvent and reengineer, while keeping with the shoe’s iconic look.

 One Star Collection with Engineered Garments WHITE

The Converse x Engineered Garments One Star collection is available in four iterations of the classic One Star logo including the Star Chevron, Stars & Bars, and two variations for the customary star. Suzuki recalls a specific era for each style all representing silhouettes of his personal favorites from Converse. The collection is available in four premium leather colorways including Olive, Navy, White, and Black. Aligned with Suzuki’s ethos of conceptual design through experience, the collection provides a lense on Converse’sdaring versatility through the years. (more…)

It’s Time to Add Pili to Your Daily Beauty Alternative

Pili Daily Essentials

Natural beauty and wellness-focused brand Pili has come up with a diverse range of products that champions the under-appreciated potential of the local pili tree.

By harnessing pili oil from the pulp of the pili fruit and the even more potent elemi oil from the resin, Pili produces oils, soaps, lotions, and other potions that maximize moisturizing and anti-aging properties. What’s more, everything is hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, paraben-free, and natural.

Look positively glowing with Pili’s antioxidant-rich lotion. Fitted with pili oil that will help prevent premature aging and elemi oil that will tighten and smoothen skin, the fragrant hand and body lotion will keep you effortlessly effervescent. Or, make your skin luxuriously soft and dewy with their signature body oil that’s packed with pili’s naturally occurring vitamin E and antioxidants. (more…)

Avon Launches Pink Minute Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness

Avon Pink Minute Movement

One minute is all it takes to help save millions from breast cancer.

This is the message that Avon Philippines is highlighting as the company launches its 2017 Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) campaign, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. KGBC is now on its 15th year in the Philippines.

This year, Avon Philippines’ KGBC campaign focuses on the importance of taking a “Pink Minute” to make breast self-examination (BSE) a part of every woman’s habits.

“Through all the years that Avon has been actively participating in this global campaign against breast cancer, we have come to learn that breast cancer can hit everyone – male, female, young, and old,” said Faith Fernandez-Mondejar, Avon Philippines Director for Communication, Asia Pacific and Philippines. “Through Pink Minute, we want everyone to try and save as many as they can, starting with themselves, by making breast self-examination a habit.”

Avon Pink Minute Dr. Karin Estepa-Garcia of the Philippine Cancer Society, and Avon Philippines' Executive Director for Marketing Agnieszka Isa and Director for Communications, Philippines and Asia-Pacific Faith- Fernandez Mondejar come together to advocate and encourage breast self-exam through the Pink Minute campaign

Dr. Karin Estepa-Garcia of the Philippine Cancer Society, and Avon Philippines’ Executive Director for
Marketing Agnieszka Isa and Director for Communications, Philippines and Asia-Pacific Faith-
Fernandez Mondejar come together to advocate and encourage breast self-exam through the Pink
Minute campaign.

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How to Take Your Health to the Next Level This Year

Because having a ton of energy and feeling great most of the time are two outcomes of being healthy, it’s not surprising to note that many people are in pursuit of greater wellness. Yet in some cases, people lack knowledge regarding what types of strategies they can implement to get healthy. Below you’ll find just four of many wellness tips that can help you realize the objective of taking your health to the next level this year:

1. Consider the Value of Nutritional Supplementation.

One strategy you can implement to take your health to the next level is considering the value of nutritional supplementation. Taking this step is helpful because even people who commit to eating a well-balanced diet will typically miss out on several vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from time to time. In light of this reality, it can be advantageous to take a daily multivitamin or purchase other forms of supplementation which ensure that your body has everything it needs to function optimally. (more…)

BCP Dermatological Corporation and Metro Drug, Inc. Philippines Partnership Made Easy with Dermablend

Contract signing of BCP Dermatological Corporation and MetroDrug, Inc.

BCP Dermatological Corporation (BCP) and Metro Drug, Inc. (MDI) have recently signed an agreement last July 20, 2017. It was concluded that MDI will be the exclusive distributor of BCP’s flagship brand, Dermablend which is widely prescribed by Dermatologists, Pediatricians, Ob- Gynecologists and other medical practitioners in the country.

The contract signing was attended by Ms. Dina dela Paz Stalder, President and CEO and Ms. Lea Juan, Operations Manager of BCP together with MDI’s Chief Executive Mr. Jojit Aguilar and VP-Finance, Mr. Allan Tanlapco.

BCP Partnership with Metro Drug
L-R: Ms. Flordeliz Sobremonte, Client Development Analyst of MetroDrug Inc. (MDI); Ms. Rea Manalili, Business Development and Principal Services Director of MDI; Ms. Dina Dela Paz-Stalder, President & CEO of BCP Dermatological Corporation; Mr. Jojit
Aguilar, Chief Executive of MDI; Mr. Allan Tanlapco, Vice President-Finance of MDI; Ms. Sheila Anne Caday, Operations Manager of Diana Stalder Skincare Center; and Ms. Lea Juan, Operations Manager of BCP

BCP Dermatological Corporation is a dynamic company focused on dermatologicals, both pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, providing solutions to every type of skin condition. On the other hand, Metro Drug, Inc. is a leading pharmaceutical distributor in the Philippines. With its partnership, quality products will be distributed nationwide, thus patient’s compliance will be an advantage. (more…)

Health Comes First with United Home

UHP Fersulfate Plus 3d

The flu season is officially here. With the bi-polar weather being incessantly present, we have to be vigilant in keeping ourselves healthy at all times.

I love that United Home Products have been my reliable partner in making sure I am in my tip top shape. Because the old adage, “Beauty is only skin deep,” might as well apply to being healthy. Because the truth of the matter is, what’s inside is bound to manifest on the outside – from the inside out.

UHP Ceetab Premium 3d

UNITED HOME® CEETAB PREMIUM

United Home Ceetab Premium is my non-acidic choice of Vitamin C everyday. Its formulation is Sodium Ascorbate. A box has 10 blister packs with 10 capsules. I use this in prevention and treatment of Vitamin C deficiency. I have not had colds this year. A capsule is only P4.50 each. (more…)

What to Look for in Your Sunscreen

sunscreen

Just because a sunscreen has made it to the shelves of your local big box store or even to your favorite beauty supply chain does not make it safe, healthy and effective. Some sunscreens do not protect against all of the damaging rays of the sun, and others do not actually contain as much active ingredients as the bottle states. This can lead to significant sunburns and skin damage. The next time you are staring at the dozens of creams, sprays and rollers that line the sunscreen aisle, remember these for finding a great sunscreen.

Look for SPF

For good daily sun protection, you should look for sunscreens boasting an SPF of at least 15. This number means that how fast you would normally burn is multiplied by a factor of 15. However, even under harsh sunlight, SPF 30 is typically fine for most people. This is because the benefits of SPF do not get significantly higher beyond this point. Those who have already experienced skin damage or who are at very high risk of sunburn may want to use SPF 50 when in bright sunlight.

Look for UVA Protection

Older sunscreens only protected from UVB rays from the sun. Today, however, scientists have learned how much damage UVA rays can do. The listed SPF will not tell you how much the formula will protect you from UVA rays. If you check the ingredient list though, you will get a good idea as to whether the sunscreen is a safe choice. Some top ingredients for protecting against UVA rays include ecamsule, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. (more…)

Proactiv, Your Favorite Acne-Zapper – Available at Watsons and SM Department Stores

proactiv for acne

Our favorite world-renowned acne-zapper, Proactiv, is within reach along the counters of Watsons and  SM Department store branch nationwide.

Since Proactiv was introduced to our local shores, it has since been the go-to product of Filipinos struggling with acne and blemishes. Each item in the Proactiv kit is developed to treat the whole face, clearing problematic spots and preventing acne before it starts.  Proactiv also comes in a 30-Day and 60-Day Kit system to make it easier for users who find it challenging to create their own skin care routine.

proactiv for acne

This acne-hack that Filipinos has since had access to has proven it worth. Here’s spreading the good news that we have easier access to our favorite  favorite skin care system(more…)

Three Things to Remember on My Next Car Purchase

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I bought my first car in 2010. Truth be told, there are a few things I would have done differently. Call it buyer’s remorse. But fact is, it is a major purchase, and every step towards making that decision is crucial.

Here are three things that I am taking a mental note of,  the next time I buy another car.

Research

Yes, I believe I did some research. But at the back of my mind I was set on this particular car. Research should be fueled by the purpose of getting the best bang for my buck. Buying on a whim is a total waste. (more…)

5 Tips to Picking the Right Curling Wand

Doing your hair every morning can seem like a tedious task and one that is not fun to do when you are still waking up from a good night of sleep. Regardless of your motivation for getting up in the morning, you will likely want to style your hair in a way that makes you feel confident about yourself before you step foot out of your house. If you are new to styling your hair in trendy ways, this article will get you all set up to being a trendsetter in no time. Curling wands have been used for years to curl hair and make tresses look smooth and unique. If you are in the market for a new curling wand, be sure to check out some of our tips before you make a commitment and purchase.

  1. Read reviews. Magazines such as Allure and Harper’s Bazaar often provide tips and tricks on how to apply make up a certain way or style your hair the way the celebrities are doing so when they walk the runway. While magazines are great for inspiration and generating ideas, it is hard to tell if the products featured are actually as good as the magazine is claiming them to be as the products are usually highlighted because of a marketing plan. To get a true understanding of how a product such as the best curling wand works, be sure to read reviews from bloggers or others you trust to give a true, detailed, rundown of a product.
  2. Check the barrel size. The barrel size of the curling wand should coordinate with how big you want your curls to be. If you want small, ringlet curls, you will want to invest in a skinnier wand. The wand should be no larger than .75 inches if you want tightly bound curls. However, if you want larger curls that will create volume and a casual look, you will want a larger barrel curling wand. A wand that is 1-2 inches thick will do the trick.
  3. Features. Decide on the type of features you want your wand to have. Do you want your hand to have a temperature gauge so you can keep track of the heat? Perhaps you want an iron that offers automatic shut off if it is has been on for too long. There are many great features that may cost you an additional sum of money but in the end will be worth every penny.
  4. Budget. Curling wands can cost over $100 and can drain your budget very quick. Keep in mind that there are other products you will likely want to buy in addition to the curling wand. Some things you may want to purchase but you have not considered yet include but are not limited a bamboo brush, hair accessories, shampoo or sculpting gel. There are many hair care products to choose from so be sure to save some money in your budget for those items as well.
  5. Warranty. Depending on the wand you purchase, some can cost over $100. If you are investing in an item and expect to have it for a long period of time, you will want to look in to the product warranty. Be sure to review the warranty and if it is satisfactory, move forward. However, if the warranty is severely limited or lackluster in their offerings for coverage, you may want to choose a different model.

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