Sunday, June 30, 2013

Product Review: Unilab's Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub

I discovered Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub about two years ago and the tub’s packaging was in green label then.  Since then, I became a fan, I even bought quite a lot on Christmas of 2011 and gifted to my girlfriends.  

I actually recommended Asian Secrets Body Scrub to my friends before because of it’s exfoliating power that indeed gave my skin fair results after days of using it.  It works well when you use it before bathing and when the skin is still dry. You can already notice the smoothness of your skin after rinsing.  In my case I don’t need to use lotion after because my skin feels really smooth and soft already.

After some hiatus of not using body scrubs, I’m glad that Unilab send some samples for review.  I didn’t know that it has a new label already and if the variants are also different from the one that I used before.  I guess not because the scent is different and I actually like it more.  When I tried the variant with licorice and mulberry extract, I knew it smells better than the old one however, the texture and beads have the same effect on skin. The scrub work smoothly on the skin and doesn’t leave mine scratched or red unlike the other brand of scrubs I tried before.  After scrubbing, I usually leave it stay on for five minutes or while I work on my hair before rinsing.  Instantly, my skin feels softer and smoother on the first day of using it.

Should I continue using it? Of course! It did give me great results before and I’m sure Unilab has made their product even better to meet the changing demands for skin care products.  Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub is available in drug stores and supermarket nationwide.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Save the date for Nick Jr. Play Date!

With back-to-school season in full swing, Dora, Diego, and the rest fo the Nick Jr. gang return for another Play Date on June 30.  This year, Nickelodeon invites kids from two to five to spend and edutainment and fun-filled afternoon with their families and their favorite Nick Jr. play mates at Hall 2 of the SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia.

An even where kids play to learn and parents learn to play, Nick Jr. Play Date helps preschoolers learn the basics - counting numbers, spelling words and distinguishing shapes and colors - in a completely exciting environment.  

With the help of Nick Jr. shows like Dora the Explorer, Ni Hao, Kailan!, Bubble Guppies, Go diego Go!, Team Umizoomi, and max and Ruby, toddlers will have a blast participating in interactive activities and games, scoring fantastic prizes, and bonding with their moms and dads.

Little Nicksters can put theri bike-riding skills to the test with Dora the Explorer's First Bike Ride, and dvelop good hand-eye coordination and a sense of teamwork at Kai Lan's Meatball Roll Relay.  YOung Nick fans can sharpen their math skills through a fun counting game with Team Umizoomi, go on a thrilling spelling adventure with their pals from the Backyardigans, and unleash their imagination and creativity with Max & Ruby's Shape Shack game.

Kids can also expect exciting performances, as well as witness the extraordinary talents fo a bubble artist.  And of course, Nicksters and their families will get the chance to watch a special Nick Jr. show episode and see their favorite Nick Jr. characters for an all-out weekend adventure to remember.  

It's the smart place to play at the biggest and most fun back-to-school event of the season at the Nick Jr. PLay Date, happening on June 30 from 3pm to 6pm at SMX Convention Center, Hall 2.  Admission is absolutely free, so make it a Play Date with your tiny tots!

Nick. Jr. Play Date is presented by Hapee Kiddie Toothpaste, and co-sponsored by Combie Cookie Crunch, Ocean Adventure, Purefoods Fun Stuff Nuggets and Zesto Juice Drink.  Official venue is SMX Convention Center Manila and Print Media Partner is Working Mom Magazine.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Philippine Stagers Foundation commemorates 150th year of Andres Bonifacio in a special musical

After attending Philippines Stagers Foundation’s kick-off party last June 7, I am really excited to attend the press preview of PSF’s offering for this season.  Entitled “Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela", is a musical that is set to stage on July 19 at the Tanghalang Pasigueno in Pasig City. 

Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela” is indeed a fierce production that will present the life of Andres Bonifacio and the many ‘truths’ that I myself will have yet to discover. The artistic director and award-winning stage actor, Atty. Vince Tañada is spearheading once again a team of creative minds and multi-talented individuals in this production after a series of successful shows for 2012’s “Joe: The Filipino Rock'sical”. Director Tañada shares that he had extensive study and consultation to various history books and institutions prior to coming up with this production.

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Round Up of Awesome International Clothing Brands at Robinsons Place Manila’s Fashion Weekend

Yesterday capped off the 3-day ‘Ramp Up Your Style’ fashion weekend at the Robinsons Place Manila.  The Sunday schedule featured the international clothing brands such as Guess, Guess Kids, Oshkosh Bgosh for Kids, Esprit, Mango, Dorothy Perkins, Top Shop and Top Man.
As the models efficiently walked in the runway, spectators got to see the stylish pieces from the said brands in the whole 30-minute run of the show. Yours truly was able to capture the awesome collection using her ‘humble’ GE p/s camera.





Dorothy Perkins

An all-out denim outfits is never passé

 Guess Kids


OshKosh B'Gosh

The fashion show was successful since it was able to channel the stylish urbanite with the smartest and fashion-savvy collection.  I’m already looking forward to the next fashion weekends, good job to Robinson’s Place Manila!

Friday, June 07, 2013

Shop, Unwind and Celebrate Fashion at the Robinsons Place Manila

Robinsons Place Manila makes shopping and malling more fun for the public with three days of fun fab event to look forward to this weekend.  The “Ramp Up Your Style: The Robinsons Place Manila Fashion Weekend” started today and presented seven apparel brands that featured back-to-school apparels, young office wears, some post-summer wears and more smart casuals from Ensembles, Freeway, Solo, Mags, Tomato, Bayo and Kamiseta.

Seeing my most favorite brands in the runway is the real highlights of the show for me.  Before the baby weight took its toll on my current size, Bayo, Freeway, Tomato and Kamiseta are my go-to-places for all my fashion fixes.  I just love their styles and I still believe that every piece is tailored for every woman of all genres.

I’m really glad I got the chance again to see the latest from the racks of my favorite brands came to life as the models donning the collection walked in the ramp. I suspect regret and envy would kick-in but to my surprise, I enjoyed the show feeling inspired.  The awesome collection would really encourage anyone to take it to their closet, and I myself feel motivated to work on my size because I need to have a grab on these pieces too! Checkout from the photos below these fashions for keeps I’m talking about and tell me you wouldn't want a piece of them too.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Robinson's Place Manila Presents 'Ramp Up Your Style" Fashion Weekend

Get ready for a weekend packed with intense fashion treat as Robinson’s Place Manila gathers well-known and worthy brands for a great fashion show experience.  Robinson’s Place Manila presents “Ramp Up Your Style: The Robinson’s Place Manila Fashion Weekend” which will start tomorrow, June 7 to June 9, 2013, 5:00 p.m at the Midtown Atrium.

Featured brands that will be showcasing their latest collections are:


Robinsons Place Manila understands its market niche’s hard-earned money and your need to still enjoy life. Through this fashion show, these brands will teach us how to spice up your wardrobe with hand-picked clothes from participating retail brands of Robinsons Place Manila that set the trend. This collection will also show us how to celebrate life and get the style that you've always wanted because you deserve it.

Charge up for this one fun and fab event and you will surely get tons of fashion fixes checked from your list after the show. See you there!

GMA 7 remade a successful 90’s drama series; Get to know the New Anna KareNina

In a recent blogcon organized by the GMA Artist Center for the cast of their new prime time show, the remake of AnnaKarenNina, I had the chance to get to know three of the prime teen stars of the kapuso network. 

Barbie Forteza, Krystal Reyes and Joyce Ching were chosen to take the lead roles previously portrayed by then popular teen actresses Sunshine Dizon, Kim delos Santos and Antonette Taus.  To keep up with the public’s high expectation after the success of the original show is quite hard says the three teen stars, however, they vowed to do their best to give new flavors to the remade story and hopefully give justice to the roles they were entrusted to. 

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The New Samsung Smart Camera NX300 and Why It's Worth Your Bucks!

One can’t help but be awed with the latest camera offering of today’s global leader in digital technology – the Samsung NX300.  Indeed, Samsung has gone far in serving the needs and demands of their customers with their impressive lines of consumer electronic products, home appliances, telecommunication devices and now, their latest for photography.

During the recent launch at Bonifacio High Street, Samsung introduced its lifestyle ambassadors whose accomplishments resonate the camera’s dedication to speed.  Iron Man 7.3 Philippine record holder Noy Jopson, a national record holder in Olympic Distance Nikko Welgas, 4-time Filipina elite champion in Iron Man 7.3 Philippines Monica Torres all exhibit a penchant for speed, and their winning moments are best captured by no less than Samsung NX300.  Ace sports photographer Ben Chan of Blacksheep Manila was also on hand to demonstrate how Samsung NX300 works best in capturing fleeting moments.  Ben who was put to the challenge of taking photos of the athletes training was able to fully utilize the features of the Samsung NX300.  Never missing a shot, the NX300’s fast shutter speed was able tot keep up with the athlete’s quick motions without having to pose or slow down.