Food Getaway: Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill

Hailed as the "Best Nachos in Town", Fiery Style opens its doors to Kapampangans by opening their 11th branch here at Marquee Mall last July 18, 2019. It is with privileged that I was invited to witness the opening of their first store here in the province.




HIS & HERS: Good Things Come in Pairs

There’s a thin line between the idea of being thoughtful and practical when choosing the perfect gift for couples. Striking a balance can be a real challenge. You have to consider their shared interests and make sure that you pick up something neither of them owns. Novuhair is here to help you decide and make the process simpler. 

Introducing 2 gift ideas that fit couples of all forms and are guaranteed to be loved and used by your favorite duo. These gifts are perfect for couples who share the same passion to couples celebrating major milestones together such as engagement, housewarming, and anniversary to name a few. 

 NOVUHAIR Travel Kit 

Promo duration: October 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019
DOH-FDA-CCRR Permit No. 0929 s. 2018
*NOVUHAIR TRAVEL KIT SRP: Php 4,220 (Save Php 202.25)

Two of the country’s leading brands packed in one travel kit exclusively available at participating Watsons stores nationwide and online:

  • NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, the No.1 hair loss treatment brand in the Philippines
  • NAFLORA, made delicate for your generation, the No.1 most prescribed feminine hygiene wash in the Philippines 


HIS: Experience nature’s makeover at home 

NOVUHAIR 2-IN-1 PACK contains one 200ml. bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion and Herbal Shampoo, highly recommended if HE is –
  • experiencing hair loss - excessive hair shedding, thinning hair, receding hairline and bald patches
  • in need of a natural solution to help prevent hair loss, keep healthy hair and scalp, and stimulate hair growth
  • opting to regain hair luster and vibrancy 
  • looking for a natural alternative solution to help prevent dandruff and scalp itchiness
  • in need of scalp cleansing and detoxification

NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION has a unique combination of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss and is clinically proven safe and effective.

NOVUHAIR HERBAL SHAMPOO cleanses and prepares the scalp in an optimal way prior to the application of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion and helps enhance the effect of the topical scalp lotion.

HERS: Experience a special protection made for your delicate flora

NAFLORA PROTECT is a feminine wash formulated for women of reproductive age and in need of special care to help maintain and protect their natural flora during monthly periods and everyday use. It is formulated with antimicrobial ingredients that help prevent vaginal irritations and infections. 

To order NOVUHAIR Travel Pack visit https://www.watsons.com.ph/topical-scalp-lotion-herbal-shampoo-free-naflora-protect-feminine-hygiene-wash-travel-organizer-pouch/p/BP_50002150

NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 Plus 1 Promo Pack
Promo duration: September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019
DOH-FDA-CCRR Permit No. 0581 s. 2018
*NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK, SRP: Php 5,280 (Save 1,100)

HERS: NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 Pack

NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner has been formulated specially to complement the use of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo. 

Regular use of NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo helps prepare the scalp for the application of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion in order to maximize its effect, improve the overall cosmetic qualities of the hair, giving it a shinier, softer and supple look.

HIS: NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo (free) 

Chemical-based shampoos contain ingredients that may seem to clean the hair but does not preserve its natural texture. These harsh chemicals strip off the hair’s natural protective layer making it more prone to damage.

A good herbal shampoo like NOVUHAIR herbal shampoo may help leave a stronger, healthier-looking hair and aid in preventing excessive hair shedding which may lead to hair loss. This will be a healthier alternative for him.

NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK contains one 200mL. Bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo and Herbal Conditioner plus another extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusively available at participating Mercury Drug stores nationwide.

Without being too cheesy, these couple gifts are fun and surprising, a perfect way to express how much you value their gift of friendship - a gift that may keep them both well-groomed and well-protected. It may not be the best gift in the world but it’s the thought that really counts, agree? Anyways, that’s what friends are for. 

To learn more about NOVUHAIR, visit www.novuhair.com
#nothingtolose #choosenatural #choosenovuhair 

The First Asian Beauty Community Meet Up in the Philippines

Dubbed as #ABCommunityPh77 as it was held on 7/7 or July 7, the first Asian beauty community meetup has successfully commenced a week ago gathering skincare enthusiasts for an afternoon filled of love for beauty and skincare.


Organized by 9 different skincare influencers, the event was put up because of the love they share with the rest of the participants. It was held at Kozi Kozi Premium Korean BBQ in Makati where fellow skincare peeps graced the event. The whole afternoon was filled with talks about different skincare info, games, raffles, socialization and of course eating!





Not only that, the team also made sure that everyone's experience of the event will be complete through a lootbag full of freebies. All for the love of skincare! Thanks to the very supportive sponsors who generously gave their products to the attendees so we can try them.








There's also this part of the program called Pinas Mask Swap. It is the Philippine version of sheet masks swapping because it also happens on the different parts of the globe. Basically it is like exchanging gift but you will be getting sheet masks in return (and others too if you're giver is generous!). Here's what I got from that part of the program.


I am actually with my hubby at the event and he likes the experience too because he understood more about skincare and wanted to step up on his skincare game as well. He now understands me and my buying habit. Yey! Haha. He's even more conscious now than me. He wants to book a schedule to a derma/skincare clinic asap to check on his skin condition. Wow! He was really greatly influenced by the event, and by me of course! Haha.


My only regret on the event was not socializing much with the people around. The introvert in me took over the whole time. So sad that I was only able to talk to a few participants when the event was finished and everyone's about to leave. Hoping that next time would be different. I hope I can meet new friends and I hope I can talk to the people who I've been following online all the time.













Anyway, here's a peak on what I got from the loot. Lots of brands that are new for me and more mask to try (from the swap!)! I am sooo back in my skincare game after my pregnancy and I am trying more mask and masking daily. (I stopped when I was pregnant because I was just so conscious with products and too lazy to do it!)


The whole experience is definitely one for the books! I hope I can join again next time but will make sure to talk to people then. :) 

Where to Get Your Personalized Necklace

Today is the generation where people are obsessed in curating their own Instagram feed or making sure that they are into the latest fashion and trends. For millennial, making a statement is a huge thing for them. Perhaps it’s a standard they want to achieve for themselves, or perhaps it’s their way to feel that they are accepted in the online world.  I admit that sometimes, I am also establishing my own online account in a way that people will accept me as how I portray it in my feed. Since I own a beauty account, I make sure that I am updated in the latest skin care trends or beauty stuff because that's what I feel I need to accomplish. I feel the need to do so because it’s how I think I can return what the brands invested in me. From skincare and beauty products to clothing pieces and even accessories, I need to create content that I think will satisfy the brands I am collaborating with.

Right now, I can tell that the majority of the posts online are fashion enthusiasts who are posting the latest trends in fashion or simply engaging everyone in their OOTDs. It’s really the thing now!
And for fashion enthusiasts, an OOTD isn't complete without an accessory or two. Be it a bag, shoes, or jewelries including rings, bracelets, or a necklace perhaps? They need to make sure that everything complements each other.


Personalized accessories is also a thing nowadays. Fashion bloggers and influencers are now usually choosing personalized accessory to complete their look. They usually get it at the get name necklace website and they get their Personalized Classic Name Necklace that complete their ensemble.
The website was great because you get a name necklace gold which everyone likes. You can also go for a silver option and other kinds.

Despite people going on social media hype nowadays, let’s not forget to connect in the real world.

Owning a House and Lot Turned Into a Reality with Bella Vita

I am a thirty-two-year-old public teacher, has a beautiful and loving wife, and is a father to a six-year-old boy. As a provider for my small family, it is my responsibility to provide security and stability for my family so when a real estate agent from Bella Vita approaches me and show me affordable house and lot for sale, I am very eager to find more details. The agent told me to also look upon their website https://bellavita.ph and their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BellaVitaLandCorp/ and then I made my decision.

Settling into our new modern house and lot, I find it in a good location with easily accessible public transport and conveniently near to important establishments like schools, church, markets, and hospitals. The size of our new home is also perfect and met the needs of a small family like us. 

I am very happy I decided to choose BellaVita Homes. Everyone deserves to find a house and lot for sale that makes your dream of owning a house a reality as I had. My hard earned money was worth it in BellaVita. This house and lot is a great investment that can be pass on to my children and my grandchildren.

Review: Leaders Summer Skin Savers Insolution Masks

Masks has been staple in my beauty routine. I may skipped serums, essences, lotions but not a mask. I don't know, I feel that my routine is just not complete without it. 

Recently, I received these masks from Leaders when they released their newest bio cellulose mask sheets. The goal of these is to achieve a healthy sun-kissed skin. 


The first one is the Juicy Pina Colada Bright Mask. It is a coconut fermented gel sheet with pineapple extract and coconut water bright mask makes skin look clear and moisturized and provides vital care. The ingredients are Ananas Sativus Pineapple Extract which is rich in Vitamins A, B, C that brightens skin. And there's Cocos Nucifera Water which not only moisturizes but also calms and soothes the skin with its cooling effect.  

P189.00


Next is the Juicy Mojito Clearing Mask which is a coconut fermented gel sheet with lime peel extract and peppermint leaf extract which makes skin look smooth and tightens pore. The ingredient Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract is rich in antioxidants that rids dead skin cells and keeps skin healthy. While Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Lead Extract contains menthol compound that soothes sensitive skin. It also opens pores and helps removing excess sebum and moisturizes skin. 

P189.00


Another one is the Coconut Water Gel Volume and Glow Mask which is a coconut fermented gel sheet with coconut water and Phytosqualene that provides intense nourishment to damaged skin. The 30% Coconut Water gives essential minerals that naturally moisturizes the skin and Phytosqualene fights off skin-damaging free radicals that contributes to the signs of aging. It balances oil production, provides moisture that keep the skin clear and healthy. 

P209.00


Lastly, the Coconut Water Gel AC & Pore Care Mask is a coconut fermented gel sheet with coconut water, witch hazel water and eucalyptus globulus leaf extract moisturizes and soothes sensitive skin. The 30% Coconut Water gives essential minerals that naturally moisturizes the skin and Witch Hazel and Eucalyptus Leaf Extract reduces skin inflammation, soothes skin and gives astringent effect. 

P209.00


I like the whole experience I had with these mask sheets. It is not my first to try bio cellulose mask sheets. I've had my share of using those in the past but I can say that these are of high quality. I feel special using it because of it's double protective film. I'll jot down all the things I liked on these masks. 

Yay for me! (。◕‿  ◕。) 
  • Got it for FREE!
  • Adherence of sheet on skin is pretty great. Can last even when I am standing or sitting. 
  • Elasticity is strong. Doesn't tear easily. 
  • There's a cooling effect. 
  • There's abundant nourishment on these masks such as Vit. C, E, minerals and organic acids. 
  • Provides excellent moisture. 

Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • I think it's a little pricey but given the benefits you'll get, I think it's worth the amount. 

Price: Ranges from P189 - P209
Bought from: CNA (Got it for FREE!)
Size: 250 g.

It's difficult to find a favorite among the four because everything was great in their own thing but if I am going to choose one, it would be the Juicy Mojito Clearing Mask. I am more after the effect than the scent. I may dislike its scent but I felt great after using it. I noticed my skin looked smooth and it tightened my pores because my makeup looked great the next day after using it. As for the two coconut gel masks, I like the cooling sensation it gave but the coconut scent really bothered me. 

Wanna get more of these soon! I hope they go on sale! Hihi. You? What's your fave variant? 

Review: Gluta-C with Kojic Plus Shower Salt Scrub

My pregnancy has a lot of advantages and disadvantages for me. Apart from getting a very cute ball of baby, my struggle was getting really bad and dull skin during the whole pregnancy. I think I only had the pregnancy glow on my face but my body didn't had it. Good thing I was able to rummaged my vanity/beauty cabinet and found this hidden gem underneath. 


During the whole time I was pregnant, I felt so bad. I felt dirty, dull and down. I think every pregnancy is really different. I felt so heavy that time that I easily get tired which makes me so lazy on taking care of myself. I cut shower in minutes and most of the time skipped skin care and beauty stuff. I think most moms can relate to me especially those who experienced the same thing like I did. 

So after giving birth, I had to get back on track. I felt the need to bring back the glow of my skin and I know I have to take care of it again to achieve the youthful glow I was eyeing. I know that I needed to use a body scrub to make my body clean and bright again.

PACKAGING - It's an orange container in a screw cap jar which had an inner plastic lid that you can dispose after. 


Ingredients

SCENT - This has great scent just like most kojic soaps do. I like it even when I was pregnant and very sensitive to different odors. However, I used this post-pregnancy. I only opened it when I was on my last trimester but declined using it for lazy reasons. 

PRICE - Got it from Sample Room and only paid for shipping. If you wish to get it, it retails for P164.75 in leading supermarkets nationwide. 

TEXTURE - It has fine to medium granules which exfoliates the skin but isn't abrasive. It cleanses the skin gently which feels so good afterwards and I don't feel guilty doing it on my skin. 


EFFECT - This cleanses my body really well. It removes all dead skin cells and deeply exfoliates my body. I liked how clean and smooth my body feel after use without the drying feel. It claims to whitens the skin but for me, it just gives the brightening glow but doesn't really whitened it. I've been using it twice to thrice a week but didn't noticed any lightening effect. 


Yay for me! (。◕‿  ◕。) 
  • Got it for FREE!
  • Good scent. 
  • Cleanses my skin really well. 
  • Leaves skin feeling smooth and clean. 
  • No drying effect even after exfoliating the skin.

Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • I think because it's summer time that the granules and the liquid part kind of separated inside the tub. I had to mixed it altogether to apply it easily. 
  • The tub is only half full
  • No whitening effect as it claims it have

Price: P164.75
Bought from: Sample Room (Got it for FREE!)
Size: 250 g.

There's a few content left and I think it's only good for 1-2 more use. I like it and would love to repurchase again soon. I think it's affordable and is effective in exfoliating the skin without making it dry. I hope that it has more content though because it is just half full when I started using it. It only lasted me a few times. 

Overall, I would recommend this if you want a scrub that's affordable and does what it claims. However, it doesn't have the whitening effect on me. It may have a different effect for you though. Always remember that what works for me might not work for you. 

BlueWater Day Spa Opens Their 6th Branch in Ortigas

Several celebrities, like Pia Wurtzbach and Christian Bautista, were spotted during the ribbon cutting ceremonies 


Greenhills, San Juan (May 22, 2019)– Bluewater Day Spa celebrated another successful grand opening with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for their 6th branch at Ortigas Ave, one of the busiest business districts in the metro. Spotted on the ribbon cutting ceremonies were Ms. Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, international car racer Marlon Stockinger, Christian Bautista, David Licauco, Harry Morris, Fabio Ide, Ervic Vijandre and new brand ambassadors Raymund Isaac, Enzo Mondejar, Jay Buen, Sidney Yap, Ton Lao, Cez Young, Leo Posadas, Jake Galvez, and Dino Lazado.

L to R (Front)
Father Richard of Mary the Queen Parish, Mr. Arnold Vegafria, Ms. Mary Simisim, Pia Wurtzbach, Marlon Stockinger, Ms. Bing Limjoco, Ms. Blanca Mercado, Mr. Carlo Orosa

L to R (Back)
Mr. David Licauco, Mr. Fabio Ide, Mr. Ervic Vijandre, Mr. Christian Bautista, Mr. Harry Morris

BlueWater Day Spa started its dedication to cater beauty and wellness needs in 2005. It offers a wide array of pampering services that include, facial treatments like the Oxygen Infusion Therapy, unique massages like the Manual Lymphatic Drainage and the 4-Hand Massage, machine treatments like the Diamond Peel and the Phototherapy Flash, hand and foot treatments and spa packages for couples and brides-to-be.


If customers are looking for something different, Bluewater Day Spa also offers a Spa Theater where customers can have their hands and feet treated while watching a movie! Their Ortigas Branch Spa Theater can seat 28 people, fit for your whole family and barkada.



Also, BlueWater Day Spa Ortigas branch proudly offers top of the line amenities as well as venues for corporate events and spa parties. The spa is also surrounded by professional and hospitable staff who keep a serene and stress-fee ambiance all around.

Promos that offer spa treats are now up for grabs! A spa package offering foot reflexology, a Brazillain foot massage, a T-Zone facial, a luxurious hand spa and a Swedish massage can now be availed Bluewater Day Spa Ortigas Branch for only 499 pesos per treatment.

Come celebrate the opening of Bluewater Day Spa at Ortigas branch and feel pampered where celebrities come for their spa treatments.

You can visit Bluewater Day Spa from 2pm to 12mn on Mondays to Thursdays and from 2pm to 2am on Fridays to Sundays. Their branch is located at Eton Square, Ortigas Ave. (425 Ortigas Ave, Greenhills San Juan) You may contact the following numbers for reservations or inquiries 727-8420, 724-0426, 0917-8156659 and for franchising inquires, contact no is 0917-5715886. Follow them on their Facebook page: @bluewaterdayspaortigas and Instagram page: @bluewater_day_spa.