Christmas gift ideas for beauty and wellness junkies

 

Being an IT/Marketing professional in an insurance firm is no joke – I need to dress up, work hard, present well and at the same time, I need to prove myself that I can be an asset to everyone. But Being a girl entails a lot of personal needs that I(we) need to face from inside out, and for sure all girls can relate!

My girlfriends and my sister knows all the stress that I’m currently facing right now, and for this coming holiday season, what better way to give thanks to them by giving them a beauty pack for christmas!

A beauty pack that includes Myra facial wash and lotion, pH care feminine wash, and some Celeteque products like their facial moisturizer and contour kit! I swear by these products, for they are all lifesavers for me in different ways.

I’ve been using Myra and Priva products for many years already – Myra lotion hydrates my skin, making it soft and supple. Their new line of facial wash gently cleanses my skin, and I don’t have any case of acne breakouts since then. Priva feminine wash (review here) is a must for corporate yuppies (like me) to feel fresh and clean down below!

I’ve been using Celeteque moisturizer ever since 🙂
Their new blush and contour kit not only gives my face that perfect blush, but it also accentuates my facial features and gives it that “glow”.

Celeteque products are a holy grail for skin care for me, that is why their moisturizer is a must for me everytime I wash and tone my face. Aside from my everyday essentials, their new line of cosmetics is something that I raved for since its introduction few months ago. I’ve been using their blush and contour ever since, and I love their peach colored blush for it compliments my morena skin.

So if you are looking for other beauty and wellness ideas for Christmas, These products from Unilab can be a great option for you. 🙂 Visit their website http://www.unilab.com.ph/ to know more! 🙂

Sam Concepcion now the new endorser for Calayan Surgicentre

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Calayan Surgicentre – a well-known skin care and body sculpting services has chosen Sam Concepcion as their new endorser.

Sam Concepcion has been well-known in the entertainment industry for years. He started after he won in the Big Division of ABS-CBN’s Little Big Star in 2006. Since then, he has been doing mall shows, TV guestings, album launches and concerts. In fact, he has treated his roster of fans to a concert named “Samuel Lawrence and the defenders of dance” at the SM skydome in SM City North EDSA last Oct. 30.

In an interview after the photo shoot in a studio in Makati, Concepcion said, “I am no longer the teenager you have known. I have grown older and I have to keep up with the demands of the business,” when asked why he accepted the offer of Drs. Manny and Pie Calayan to part of the growing roster of celebrity endorsers/clients of the clinic.

“I don’t have much time to spend in making my body look good, and Calayan has this body sculpting service that I guess jives with my schedule.”

Concepcion is in the new ABS-CBN soap You’re My Home along with Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, Jessy Mendiola, and JC de Vera. He is also promoting his album Infinite though released in August 2013 remains one of the best-selling CDs both online and at music and video stores.

Concepcion said that with Calayan Surgicentre he is hoping his fans will support him for the gradual transformation of his body.

Initially, he will be treated to a series of skin care services that will improve his already fine-looking complexion and then the Calayans will do the body sculpting.

Don’t be surprised if in the next months we would see Sam Concepcion’s nicely sculpted torso in magazines and editorial spreads.

Considered a household name in the industry of cosmetic surgery, Calayan Surgicentre Corporation® is definitely on the right path in providing people, top of the line services to boost one’s confidence and personality.

Founders Manny and Pie Calayan believe that people could benefit from their years of training and experience in providing them with services that are geared toward opportunities for a better “you”.

While Calayan Surgicentre Corporation® is owned and operated by Doctors Manny and Pie Calayan, is also supported by top of the line surgeons, dermatologists and other medical practitioners. It caters to people from both northern and southern parts of the Metro through its clinics in Timog and in Makati.

Among the services that have become popular among its clients include the doublo ultra non-surgical facelift, melawhire glutathione drip, maxi hair laser for hair loss and falling hair.

The couple said that the clinic is expanding in 2016 by opening two new branches, one in Alabang and another in Baguio.

Jordan’s Premiere Beauty Secrets Product Launch

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Truth be told, I’ve already heard about the brand for my dad bought some of their products for us (he is an OFW based in Dubai). I’ve tried them for a few times, whenever my mom wasn’t around, lol!

Anyway, it was a surprise that these line of products will be available soon in the country this coming December – and they will also offer a wide range of products that are made from the Dead Sea. Beauty Secrets has been around for 20 years and are available in 65 countries, and I’m looking forward to see these beauties on our local stores soon.

Mud masks from the Dead Sea are known to be used for moisturizing, exfoliating and cleanses the skin. It has mineral properties that will benefit the skin, making it supple, soft, rejuvenated and recharged. The mud used by Beauty Secrets are compliant with the European Cosmetic Standards and ISO 22716 certification, making its line of products the best in the market to date.

Here’s my blogger friend Alice testing their products, she’s one of the lucky ones to try their products firsthand, and we are all amazed at the results! Her skin is much lighter, softer and refreshing! Check out the pics below:

Alice’s before picture
Cleanse
Apply mud mask from Jordan’s Premiere beauty Secrets
scrape the hardened mud after applying for 15-20 mins. Don’t forget to protect the eyes so that there will no mud residue coming to the eyes.
Done! but wait there’s more
moisturize
Don’t forget the eye cream to lighten the eyes
Done! Look how refreshing her face now 🙂

Went home with these babies to check it out ourselves, the mud is easy to use – just spread a handful of mud mask on the face, wait for a few minutes to dry it off, rub the “hardened” mud to exfoliate and rinse it off, it’s that simple!

Wheat germ oil and Tea tree oil mud mask
grab a handful and spread it on the face
Pls excuse my puffed-up siopao face, the mud itself has no tightening effects on my skin at all. it doesn’t have any annoying odor and it feels so light in some way.
My after-pic 😛 My skin looks alot lighter and surprisingly, it has lessen the pores on my skin. I have a lot of skin problems seen here (baggy eyes, acne/acne scars, discoloration) and glad that the mud mask alone can lessen it., I approve!:)

The process is recommended to be used once or twice per week, depending on the skin condition. A pack of mud mask goes a long way, it’s economical and safe to use. Hope you like my quick review! 😛

For more information about Jordan’s Premiere Beauty Secrets, check out their website and their Facebook page. 😀

I Run for Integrity: I Am Part of a Solution

One thing I learned from being in the digital marketing industry for years is to work with clarity, honesty and integrity. It is a building factor that will make one trust you and for you to trust other people as well, not just to have everything in your favor alone.

Working in integrity is a great indicator that you, your colleagues and your organization can be trusted wholeheartedly. This is crucial especially those working in big companies and in various government agencies, where corruption is rampant nowadays, and the best thing that we can do as individuals is to campaign on building the culture of integrity, not just in our respective organizations, but the whole country.

By that, I encourage you to join us – let us all Run for Integrity.

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The Makati Business Club, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AMCHAM), the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), and Financial Executives of the Philippines (FINEX) is staging a historical run that is happening on December 12, 2015 at the CCP Complex, Pasay City.

“I Run for Integrity: I Am Part of a Solution” is a running event that calls for everyone in building the culture of integrity in the country. Runners and non-runners from the government, business, youth, civil society, academe, church, and media are all invited to be part of the solution in fighting corruption that is sadly now rampant in country today.

The ECCP organized the event in support of the Integrity Initiative, a private sector-led campaign that aims to promote common ethical standards among all sectors.To date, it has already garnered over 2000 signatories from different organizations in support to the integrity initiative and has signed the Integrity Pledge.

Happy to be part of the solution! Let us all join this advocacy!

So let us be part of a solution, let us all run for integrity!

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT: I Run for Integrity: I am Part of the Solution
WHEN: December 12, 2015
WHERE: Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex

DISTANCES: 3K, 5K and 10K
ORGANIZER: European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP)

Registration Details:

  • Chris Sports Glorietta 3
  • Chris Sports SM MOA
  • Chris Sports Market
  • Chris Sports SM Megamall
  • ECCP Office – 19th flr., Philippine AXA Life Center, Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Register at the ECCP office to avail of the 50 pesos discount! 🙂

Registration Fees and Inclusions:

  • 3k – 550 – singlet, bib, finisher shirt, loot bag from sponsors
  • 5k – 550 – singlet, bib, finisher shirt, loot bag from sponsors
  • 10k – 550 – singlet, bib, finisher shirt, loot bag from sponsors

Singlet and race bib design:

Venue Outline:

Race Route:

Contact Details:
Daryl Milagroso or Kamyr Catapang
Tel No: (02) 845—1324
Website: https://www.integrityinitiative.com/
email: irunforintegrity@eccp.com

*** See you on December 12! 😀

 

Pre-birthday giveaway!

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It’s gonna be my birthday next month and as a way of giving thanks to everyone who take time on my (still) work-in-progress blog, I’ll be giving aways 8 I Run For Integrity race kits!Here are the mechanics and reminders:

  • Simply follow all the mechanics from Rafflecopter.
  • Not following the instructions will be automatically disqualified.
  • Using fake accounts will also be disqualified (I presume that all who joined the giveaway will practice the culture of honesty and integrity 🙂
  • Giveaway ends on December 7, monday and the lucky winner will be announced on my Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram.
  • The lucky winner needs to respond in my personal message/email within 24 hours for the race kit claiming instructions, or else I’ll be choosing another winner.

So good luck, and we’ll see you on the race! 😀

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The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country.

But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again. And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane.

Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country.

But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again. And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her. Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the

The Perfect Everyday Makeup Routine

24A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

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When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.

I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents.

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On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country. But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their

The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country.

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. 

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

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fashion-person-woman-summerBut nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again. And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

2. Lorem Ipsum decided to leave

It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

  • Far far away, behind the word mountains
  • Far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia
  • There live the blind texts.
  • Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics
  • A large language ocean.

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane.

3. Little Blind Text

Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country.

But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again. And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her. Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the

Boodle Fight fest at Apag Marangle! (pr)

Makati City, Phillipines- From its bold and savory dishes to its one of a kind dishes such as Camaru or crickets, Kapampangan Food is a cuisine all Filipinos know for sure.

Located at the metro’s business district – Makati city, Apag Marangle offers the best Kapampangan food and great deals good for the whole family.

As part of their new offering Apag Marangle is offering an array of boodle fight meals that is perfect for your budget and taste buds. And prices would start at 1,100 pesos. They have four offerings which are:

ASIKAN (Bukid) (1,100 php)
Ensaladang Paco (Fiddle head fern salad with salted eggs and special apag marangle dressing)
Sale Manuk (Chicken and lemon grass soup with corn)
Ningnang Liemp (Broiled pork belly)
Pritung Tilapia(Fried Tilapia)
Plain Rice
Nasing Marangle (Apag Marangle’s version of paella)

DAYAT MALAT (Dagat) (1,700php)
Ensaladang Manggang Bubot(Green Mango Salad)
Sigang Paro King Sampalok(Shrimp cooked in fresh tamarind juice)
Pritong Bangus (Fried Milkfish)
Minantikilyang Ema(Buttered Crab)
Ningnang Pusit (Broiled squid stuffed with herbs, tomato and onions)
Tabang Talangka Rice (Crab paste rice)
Plain Rice

MANANGU (Biyahero) (1,600 php)
Ensaladang Ampalaya (Bitter Melon Salad)
Balatung (Mongo beans soup with peeled shrimps)
Pelutungan Manuk (Fried Chicken)
Pepalasing Paro (Drunken Shrimps)
Sisig
Nasing Marangle(Apag Marangle’s version of paella)
Plain Rice

KABALENAN (Bayan) (1,500php)
Chicharong Bulaklak
Suam Mais (Corn soup in clay pot)
Humba (Pork belly braised in yellow bean paste)
Kare-Kare (Filipino stew of beef oxtail and tripe on a creamy peanut sauce)
Chicken Barbeque
Plain Rice
Garlic Rice

Apag Marangle and Kapampangan cuisine go hand in hand in bringing Pampanga near to every Filipino. Visit Apag Marangle at Parksquare Makati and have a taste of fresh and authentic Kapampangan food today.

Victoria Court #VPartSeries Midnight Mysteries: Can You Survive? (pr)

Mark your calendars for November 7, 2015 and get ready for the ultimate Halloween event of the year! FOX International Channels and Victoria Court are partnering up with Breakout Philippines, the country’s premiere escape room game, to bring you an immersive horror experience like no other!

Ever since 2014, Breakout has been providing a unique experience to thousands of players by trapping them in different themed rooms for 45 minutes. They are given an interactive game where players have to team up to find clues and solve logic puzzles based on various storylines. Participants are encouraged to PLAN as a team, SOLVE puzzles collaboratively in order to ESCAPE before time expires.

This Halloween season, the game is about to change as it is no longer enough to BREAKOUT… you must now also SURVIVE! You and your friends will be trapped in a room and will have 45 minutes to try and survive the horror set before you.

There will be scare actors that will enter and exit the room as they please. Some will be nice and try to help you by giving you clues, while some… are not. Be prepared as they invade your personal space, tell you bone chilling stories, separate you from your friends and sometimes, even leave you alone in the dark. Be ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone.

This is still a BREAKOUT event so there is still puzzle solving involved. You will still choose among the 5 Super-thematic Rooms of Victoria Court Malate, which will determine the style of the overall puzzle you will have to solve:

1. The Asgard Room
2. The Casino Royale Room
3. The Bat Cave Room
4. The Candy Land Room
5. The Marakkesh (Sex in the City) Room

If the scares get too extreme for you, there is a safe word… screaming “I want my mommy” will signal our actors to back off and bring you back to your friends. Though be warned, doing so will forfeit the clue you may receive by surviving the scare. Missing out on 1 clue won’t make it impossible to solve the puzzle, but it will make it very difficult. So wear your brown pants and as much as you can, brave up!

To add up to the scare, there will be a free fear flicks marathon happening at the Victoria Court grounds from 6PM until 12PM.

The breakout rooms have limited slots, so be sure to register now through www.breakout.com.ph.

You can also visit Victoria Court’s facebook page (facebook.com/VictoriaCourtPH) or follow their Twitter & Instagram (@victoriacourtVC)) for more updates about this event.

Prepare yourselves for a scare that you won’t forget. See you there!

The Playful Watch Design for Nomad by John Doe

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

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She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy.

It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

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The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country. But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again.

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.