l'occitane's shea butter and honey

Friday, March 29, 2013

Honey and Shea Butter are such gems of nature that even if you aren't an expert in alternative 
medicine, you've already heard at one point or another in your life how these two have the capability of working miracles.

This year, L'Occitane combines the two to create something that is delicious enough to eat and very safe to use on yourself and your baby's skin.

Introducing the L'Occitane Shea Butter and Honey Limited Edition Collection:


How does Shea Butter and Honey react to our skin?
Shea Butter nourishes the skin and protects it against all types of daily damage while honey softens and comforts even the most sensitive skin. Together they have the ability to turn even the roughest skin into something as smooth as a baby's bottom!

My love affair with L'Occitane started years ago when I was in college studying culinary arts. My hands were under constant abuse everyday and it was only L'Occitane's hand creams that could control the damage and keep them soft.

The new Honey Hand Cream, though much cuter, still works as equally good. Combined with the new foaming shower gel makes your skin super soft even after just one use.


l'occitane shea butter and honey hand cream and foaming gel
And now my new favorite, the Honey Whipped Body Cream.

In my opinion, this should be the new standard for all lotions and body creams. The texture is heavenly. I just want to lather it all over myself all the time. It is extremely light, airy and smooth. Reminds me of whipped butter but without the greasiness. It is pure genius to have body cream in a souffle form since it totally gets rid of the hot and heavy feeling that body creams usually carry along with them and make them impossible to use during the summer time. This whipped variation totally makes it work and is comfortable enough to use even during these extremely hot summer months. Go to any L'Occitane counter and give it a try. I'm sure you'll love it as well.

l'occitane honey whipped body cream
These three are just the things you need this season to re-nourish your skin after getting it exposed and abused from constant frolicking and sunbathing under the sun.

for more info and updates, LIKE L'Occitane Philippines on Facebook

gone fishing!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Staying true to our staycation tradition during holy week, we decided to take the kids out swimming where us adults could do a little fishing in our not so secret secret place.






roxy philippines

It was mine and Dennis's first time to try fishing. It's sooo addciting. Dennis caught the biggest fish of the day. I caught several but I would squirm each time I reeled a fish in. I've always found them gross and slimy alive so I would have to ask someone else to take them off the hook for me. It's true what they say in the movie, "The Beach", you can never really get the fish smell out. I could taste it in my mouth hours after we got back home.




We caught all these! Enough for a proper dinner at home though I couldn't really bring myself to eat them. :P






My catch of the day! Laki ba? Hahaha

So what are you guys doing this Holy Week? :) Let's share staycation suggestions.

rayban aviators | bershka denim shorts | nava plaid polo | roxy slippers

cut outs quickly

Wednesday, March 27, 2013






Morning! Just a super quick outfit post for you guys. Going fishing with the fam in approximately 30 minutes and I haven't showered yet. :P

Wore this to the Elle Girl thing we had at Resorts World a few days ago. 3rd to the last ootd with an awkward ponytail. The theme was parisian chic so I immediately thought, "something effortless".

Anyway, gotta go! :)


dress from unarosa | shoes from Jeffrey Campbell

maldita studio review

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As a blogger, I am (thankfully) often presented the opportunity to try out different salons but few have impressed me the same way Maldita Studio has.

Fairly new in the game, I think they just opened last February, Maldita has all that it needs to take them straight to the top.

Maldita Studio is pegged as a mid-priced salon but it certainly doesn't feel that way once you're inside. It is spacious, clean and tastefully designed.


I really liked the sanitary stainless steel counters and gold basins :)




maldita studio price list

maldita studio

Okay, so I guess I've established how nice the place is but when it comes to salons, what's really important is the skill level and service of the people working there.

I have really unruly hair. It's thick and coarse. Most hairdressers have a problem dealing with it and I have a problem with that of course because it makes life a lot more difficult for me. Hair to me is such a big deal. It really affects my over-all well being. I've been stuck with bad haircut after bad haircut for the past few months which made me really feel not at all like myself. That is why, as you have probably noticed in my recent ootds, that I have resulted to wearing hats a lot or tying it in an awkward ponytail. It was really awful and the fact that I paid quite a hefty amount for those two haircuts didn't help at all.

Entering Maldita Studio, my expectations weren't really that high. I came in with the belief that the best haircuts come along with a substantial price tag. Boy, was I wrong.

During my visit, I was attended to by Mr. Carl and he is all sorts of amazing. I love the fact that he was honest. I had a couple of suggestions which he did not agree with and did not hesitate to tell me so. You gotta love that because sometimes, that's what we really need to hear. They're the experts after all and they should know what's best for my hair. So I let him do what he thought best and I could not be happier with the results. I finally have decent, even great hair and it's done wonders for my self esteem in such a short span of time.  And to think it cost less than half of my previous cuts in other supposedly great salons that all ended in disaster.

So the lesson I learned here is that price+haircut doesn't always equate to a good hairstyle. Maldita Studio is very reasonably priced and yet their services are just as good, if not better, than most high end salons I've tried.

I am really, really in love with Maldita Studio, sorry but I am just so thankful for what Mr Carl managed to do with the mess of a cut I walked in with. So thank you, thank you, thank you. From this day on, I will no longer let anyone else touch my hair.

Maldita Studio is definitely a diamond in the rough and I'm so happy I discovered it.


Aside from great haircuts and color, they also offer threading, waxing, manipeds, footspa, and other regular salon treatments.

I tried their footspa, threading and maniped service and I was just as equally pleased. Everything's to love at Maldita Studio, honestly.

Here's a photo of myself, Tin and Pax after our makeovers:

maldita studio review

and a little background on Maldita Studio:



Guys, galing sobra, promise. And you know what, the real test of a good haircut isn't having great hair when you leave the salon. You will know a great haircut after 3 days, once you've washed it several times. Mine is still beyond great and I even prefer it without styling and a blowdry. Just some leave-in conditioner after I get out of the shower. True amazing wash and wear hair. Love, love, love talaga.

Again, thank you Maldita Studio! I'll be back :)

for more info and updates, LIKE Maldita Studio on Facebook
Maldita Studio is open daily from 9am-7pm and is located at the ground floor of Rosemont Tower, Panay Avenue, Quezon City. All major credit cards, reservations and walk-ins are welcome. For inquiries, you may contact these numbers: +6327366943 and +639228860466.

romwe easter day sale

Monday, March 25, 2013


Romwe Galaxy Souvenirs & Upto 70% OFF for you this Easter:

Galaxy bowtie for orders over $40
Galaxy collar for orders over &70
Galaxy bag for orders over $100
From 27/03/2013 to 29/03/2013


Visit ROMWE.COM to avail of these freebies!

laura mercier summer 2013: folklore

I went to Las Flores a few days ago for the press launch of Laura Mercier's summer 2013 collection called Folklore. LM's global make-up artist Michelle Draper was also there to show us how to use the latest goodies from Laura.

I have been waiting with great anticipation for this day since I received the invitation with the mood photo on 
it. The make up on the model and everything else was just so perfect. Very summer boho.


Here's the photo I'm talking about...gorgeous right?


Laura Mercier's inspiration for summer 2013 comes from the cultural influences of South and Central American civilizations. The colours are reminiscent of ancient symbols, artifacts, textiles and jewelries of the Aztecs. The result is an earthy summer palette. Imagine the spirit of earth and fire infused into an illuminating mosaic of colour. 

laura mercier baked blush

laura mercier lip crayons

laura mercier long lash mascara and faux lash mascara

laura mercier illuminating eye colour in earth glow, fire glow, sun glow
angled eye liner brush - P995

laura mercier creme smooth eye liner

The over-all look is bronzed and sun drenched, warmed by earthy shades. Eyes glow in earthy prisms of gold, copper and bronze lined with rich blues and greens accentuated with long, lush lashes. While lips are softly crayoned in tones of browns and pinks.

Laura Mercier's summer 2013 collection is all you need to release the gorgeous bronzed godess locked inside of you. Let it out and look your most glamorous self this summer season.


For your reference and wishlist, the prices:

Product
Skus
SRP
Size
Status
Shades
Illuminating Eye Colour
3
P995
2.50 g/
0.09 oz.
New Limited
Sun Glow, Fire Glow, Earth Glow
Faux Lash Mascara
1
 P995
10.5 g/
0.36 oz.
New Limited
Sierra Brown
Long Lash Mascara
1
P895
10.6 g/
0.37 oz.
New Limited
Bleu
Baked Blush Bronze
1
P1550
9.50 g/
0.34 oz.
New Limited
Ritual
Lip Crayon
3
P995
2.70 g/
0.09 oz.
New Limited
Folklore, Mayan Sun, Burnt Clay
Body Bronzing Makeup
1
P1550
5.0 fl. oz./
150 ml
New Limited
n/a
Eye Basics
1
P995
5.1 g/
0.18 oz.

Wheat
Crème Eye Liner
2
P995
3.50 g /
.12 oz.

Canard, Cobalt
Angled Eye Liner Brush
1
P995
n/a

n/a

Laura Mercier is available at the Beauty Source, Rustans.

more in-depth analysis on each product in my future posts. stay tuned!

bershka opens in manila

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The opening of Bershka was formally launched a few nights ago in its first store at Glorietta 2. The space was packed with fashionable peeps from all over the Metro.

They even managed to squeeze a stage in where Taken by Cars played live music for the guests and then was later in the night replaced by a super hot dj named Eve Special who reminded me so much of the girl from "Some Kind Of Wonderful".

It was so crowded that I couldn't take decent photos with my SLR, I had to resort to using my phone. Anyway, here are some photos from that night as well as some pretty pieces that caught my attention in the store. 

And finally, I will leave you with gorgeous photos from Bershka's summer 2013 lookbook. Enjoy! :)


daryl and andre chang at the Bershka opening + Taken By Cars 





bershka holy chic clutch .... I so want this.






I'm also dying to get my hands on this super cool unicorn shirt








There you go. Bershka's summer 2013 collection is comprised mostly of sophisticated avant garde pieces in straight cuts. There's also a plethora of cool transparent pieces that give a new and much welcome twist to layering. Accent everything with pops of neon and you're sure to be a hit fashionista this summer.


Bershka is brought to you by Store Specialists.
for more info, LIKE Bershka on Facebook and Twitter

Friday, March 29, 2013

l'occitane's shea butter and honey

Honey and Shea Butter are such gems of nature that even if you aren't an expert in alternative 
medicine, you've already heard at one point or another in your life how these two have the capability of working miracles.

This year, L'Occitane combines the two to create something that is delicious enough to eat and very safe to use on yourself and your baby's skin.

Introducing the L'Occitane Shea Butter and Honey Limited Edition Collection:


How does Shea Butter and Honey react to our skin?
Shea Butter nourishes the skin and protects it against all types of daily damage while honey softens and comforts even the most sensitive skin. Together they have the ability to turn even the roughest skin into something as smooth as a baby's bottom!

My love affair with L'Occitane started years ago when I was in college studying culinary arts. My hands were under constant abuse everyday and it was only L'Occitane's hand creams that could control the damage and keep them soft.

The new Honey Hand Cream, though much cuter, still works as equally good. Combined with the new foaming shower gel makes your skin super soft even after just one use.


l'occitane shea butter and honey hand cream and foaming gel
And now my new favorite, the Honey Whipped Body Cream.

In my opinion, this should be the new standard for all lotions and body creams. The texture is heavenly. I just want to lather it all over myself all the time. It is extremely light, airy and smooth. Reminds me of whipped butter but without the greasiness. It is pure genius to have body cream in a souffle form since it totally gets rid of the hot and heavy feeling that body creams usually carry along with them and make them impossible to use during the summer time. This whipped variation totally makes it work and is comfortable enough to use even during these extremely hot summer months. Go to any L'Occitane counter and give it a try. I'm sure you'll love it as well.

l'occitane honey whipped body cream
These three are just the things you need this season to re-nourish your skin after getting it exposed and abused from constant frolicking and sunbathing under the sun.

for more info and updates, LIKE L'Occitane Philippines on Facebook

Thursday, March 28, 2013

gone fishing!

Staying true to our staycation tradition during holy week, we decided to take the kids out swimming where us adults could do a little fishing in our not so secret secret place.






roxy philippines

It was mine and Dennis's first time to try fishing. It's sooo addciting. Dennis caught the biggest fish of the day. I caught several but I would squirm each time I reeled a fish in. I've always found them gross and slimy alive so I would have to ask someone else to take them off the hook for me. It's true what they say in the movie, "The Beach", you can never really get the fish smell out. I could taste it in my mouth hours after we got back home.




We caught all these! Enough for a proper dinner at home though I couldn't really bring myself to eat them. :P






My catch of the day! Laki ba? Hahaha

So what are you guys doing this Holy Week? :) Let's share staycation suggestions.

rayban aviators | bershka denim shorts | nava plaid polo | roxy slippers

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

cut outs quickly






Morning! Just a super quick outfit post for you guys. Going fishing with the fam in approximately 30 minutes and I haven't showered yet. :P

Wore this to the Elle Girl thing we had at Resorts World a few days ago. 3rd to the last ootd with an awkward ponytail. The theme was parisian chic so I immediately thought, "something effortless".

Anyway, gotta go! :)


dress from unarosa | shoes from Jeffrey Campbell

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

maldita studio review

As a blogger, I am (thankfully) often presented the opportunity to try out different salons but few have impressed me the same way Maldita Studio has.

Fairly new in the game, I think they just opened last February, Maldita has all that it needs to take them straight to the top.

Maldita Studio is pegged as a mid-priced salon but it certainly doesn't feel that way once you're inside. It is spacious, clean and tastefully designed.


I really liked the sanitary stainless steel counters and gold basins :)




maldita studio price list

maldita studio

Okay, so I guess I've established how nice the place is but when it comes to salons, what's really important is the skill level and service of the people working there.

I have really unruly hair. It's thick and coarse. Most hairdressers have a problem dealing with it and I have a problem with that of course because it makes life a lot more difficult for me. Hair to me is such a big deal. It really affects my over-all well being. I've been stuck with bad haircut after bad haircut for the past few months which made me really feel not at all like myself. That is why, as you have probably noticed in my recent ootds, that I have resulted to wearing hats a lot or tying it in an awkward ponytail. It was really awful and the fact that I paid quite a hefty amount for those two haircuts didn't help at all.

Entering Maldita Studio, my expectations weren't really that high. I came in with the belief that the best haircuts come along with a substantial price tag. Boy, was I wrong.

During my visit, I was attended to by Mr. Carl and he is all sorts of amazing. I love the fact that he was honest. I had a couple of suggestions which he did not agree with and did not hesitate to tell me so. You gotta love that because sometimes, that's what we really need to hear. They're the experts after all and they should know what's best for my hair. So I let him do what he thought best and I could not be happier with the results. I finally have decent, even great hair and it's done wonders for my self esteem in such a short span of time.  And to think it cost less than half of my previous cuts in other supposedly great salons that all ended in disaster.

So the lesson I learned here is that price+haircut doesn't always equate to a good hairstyle. Maldita Studio is very reasonably priced and yet their services are just as good, if not better, than most high end salons I've tried.

I am really, really in love with Maldita Studio, sorry but I am just so thankful for what Mr Carl managed to do with the mess of a cut I walked in with. So thank you, thank you, thank you. From this day on, I will no longer let anyone else touch my hair.

Maldita Studio is definitely a diamond in the rough and I'm so happy I discovered it.


Aside from great haircuts and color, they also offer threading, waxing, manipeds, footspa, and other regular salon treatments.

I tried their footspa, threading and maniped service and I was just as equally pleased. Everything's to love at Maldita Studio, honestly.

Here's a photo of myself, Tin and Pax after our makeovers:

maldita studio review

and a little background on Maldita Studio:



Guys, galing sobra, promise. And you know what, the real test of a good haircut isn't having great hair when you leave the salon. You will know a great haircut after 3 days, once you've washed it several times. Mine is still beyond great and I even prefer it without styling and a blowdry. Just some leave-in conditioner after I get out of the shower. True amazing wash and wear hair. Love, love, love talaga.

Again, thank you Maldita Studio! I'll be back :)

for more info and updates, LIKE Maldita Studio on Facebook
Maldita Studio is open daily from 9am-7pm and is located at the ground floor of Rosemont Tower, Panay Avenue, Quezon City. All major credit cards, reservations and walk-ins are welcome. For inquiries, you may contact these numbers: +6327366943 and +639228860466.

Monday, March 25, 2013

romwe easter day sale


Romwe Galaxy Souvenirs & Upto 70% OFF for you this Easter:

Galaxy bowtie for orders over $40
Galaxy collar for orders over &70
Galaxy bag for orders over $100
From 27/03/2013 to 29/03/2013


Visit ROMWE.COM to avail of these freebies!

laura mercier summer 2013: folklore

I went to Las Flores a few days ago for the press launch of Laura Mercier's summer 2013 collection called Folklore. LM's global make-up artist Michelle Draper was also there to show us how to use the latest goodies from Laura.

I have been waiting with great anticipation for this day since I received the invitation with the mood photo on 
it. The make up on the model and everything else was just so perfect. Very summer boho.


Here's the photo I'm talking about...gorgeous right?


Laura Mercier's inspiration for summer 2013 comes from the cultural influences of South and Central American civilizations. The colours are reminiscent of ancient symbols, artifacts, textiles and jewelries of the Aztecs. The result is an earthy summer palette. Imagine the spirit of earth and fire infused into an illuminating mosaic of colour. 

laura mercier baked blush

laura mercier lip crayons

laura mercier long lash mascara and faux lash mascara

laura mercier illuminating eye colour in earth glow, fire glow, sun glow
angled eye liner brush - P995

laura mercier creme smooth eye liner

The over-all look is bronzed and sun drenched, warmed by earthy shades. Eyes glow in earthy prisms of gold, copper and bronze lined with rich blues and greens accentuated with long, lush lashes. While lips are softly crayoned in tones of browns and pinks.

Laura Mercier's summer 2013 collection is all you need to release the gorgeous bronzed godess locked inside of you. Let it out and look your most glamorous self this summer season.


For your reference and wishlist, the prices:

Product
Skus
SRP
Size
Status
Shades
Illuminating Eye Colour
3
P995
2.50 g/
0.09 oz.
New Limited
Sun Glow, Fire Glow, Earth Glow
Faux Lash Mascara
1
 P995
10.5 g/
0.36 oz.
New Limited
Sierra Brown
Long Lash Mascara
1
P895
10.6 g/
0.37 oz.
New Limited
Bleu
Baked Blush Bronze
1
P1550
9.50 g/
0.34 oz.
New Limited
Ritual
Lip Crayon
3
P995
2.70 g/
0.09 oz.
New Limited
Folklore, Mayan Sun, Burnt Clay
Body Bronzing Makeup
1
P1550
5.0 fl. oz./
150 ml
New Limited
n/a
Eye Basics
1
P995
5.1 g/
0.18 oz.

Wheat
Crème Eye Liner
2
P995
3.50 g /
.12 oz.

Canard, Cobalt
Angled Eye Liner Brush
1
P995
n/a

n/a

Laura Mercier is available at the Beauty Source, Rustans.

more in-depth analysis on each product in my future posts. stay tuned!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

bershka opens in manila

The opening of Bershka was formally launched a few nights ago in its first store at Glorietta 2. The space was packed with fashionable peeps from all over the Metro.

They even managed to squeeze a stage in where Taken by Cars played live music for the guests and then was later in the night replaced by a super hot dj named Eve Special who reminded me so much of the girl from "Some Kind Of Wonderful".

It was so crowded that I couldn't take decent photos with my SLR, I had to resort to using my phone. Anyway, here are some photos from that night as well as some pretty pieces that caught my attention in the store. 

And finally, I will leave you with gorgeous photos from Bershka's summer 2013 lookbook. Enjoy! :)


daryl and andre chang at the Bershka opening + Taken By Cars 





bershka holy chic clutch .... I so want this.






I'm also dying to get my hands on this super cool unicorn shirt








There you go. Bershka's summer 2013 collection is comprised mostly of sophisticated avant garde pieces in straight cuts. There's also a plethora of cool transparent pieces that give a new and much welcome twist to layering. Accent everything with pops of neon and you're sure to be a hit fashionista this summer.


Bershka is brought to you by Store Specialists.
for more info, LIKE Bershka on Facebook and Twitter