Meet The NEW SM Woman

Friday, October 30, 2015

#BODYPOSITIVITY.

For someone born in the (nevermind :P), it's a new word for me. I grew up without hearing it. Back then, weight/size issues were always swept under the carpet, hidden until it was too late.

Insecurities about our body is dangerous and many good people have been lost too soon because of this.

Body shaming is real and drastic actions need to be done in order to address this issue properly.

A company that recognizes this is SM.

In their efforts to make every woman learn how to appreciate every inch of themselves, they have launched several campaigns and new lines for every age and body type.

BLACK FRIDAY SALE PHILIPPINES?

You've heard of BLACK FRIDAY SALES and stories of how epic they are right?

And what was the WORST thing about those stories?

We never have them here.

My relatives from abroad always gloat to me about how much money they saved on a new flatscreen tv, designer bag, etc...

And I always just end up jealous.

BUT THAT'S ABOUT TO CHANGE.

zalora ph black friday sale zalora ph black friday sale 

pros and cons: short vs.long prom dresses

Thursday, October 29, 2015


What's your take on the prom dress? What do you consider when shopping for one?

Back when I was in high school we were pretty uninformed about fashion. We had no idea which styles suited our height and body type.

We would just pick out what everyone else was wearing in a color we liked. 

Usually it would be a dress similar to something we spotted on a celebrity not caring if she was 5’11” with a svelte figure and we were just 5’1” and quite chubby.

The result? More than enough black mail pictures to last us 2 lifetimes!

So with prom season fast approaching, I thought I’d write a short piece on how to pick the perfect prom dress for your figure.

First things first, lets dissect the kind of impression different prom dresses project.

malaysia mega fam day 2 - citrawarna festival

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of my Malaysia Mega Fam/Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2015 travel experience and photo diary.

***For Day 1 adventures + the best of Malay cuisine and shopping, click HERE 
***To know more about the treasure hunt click HERE.

So just a quick recap before I continue...the Malaysian Tourism Hunt 2015 was designed as a friendly race from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca so we could familiarize ourselves with different tourist spots along the way and share with our readers.

But before we could begin our journey, we needed to be briefed about safety driving rules and regulations in Malaysia, the cars we were going to drive and navigation materials.

see malaysia with proton

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 day 1 - kuala lumpur (and malay food)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

I arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last October 16 at around 11:30am along with 3 of the other Philippine delegates for the Malaysia Mega Fam 2015. This year's theme was patterned after the Amazing Race and would have us participants driving around Malaysia searching for clues at different tourist spots over the course of 4 days.

I didn't know what to feel after landing. Maybe apprehension was the right word. I was worried about getting homesick and driving all the way to Malacca on left hand drive.

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 day 1
Thankfully, there really wasn't much time to ponder on those feelings since we where almost immediately whisked away to the shuttle which was hired to transport us to our official hotel...

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 kick off

Friday, October 23, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@sarahtirona), you probably already know that I just arrived back home after representing our country at the Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2015...

malaysia tourism hunt 2015
mini malaysia

HOOQing up with Superheroes and Superstars!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

I played detective for a night at a very exciting Batman-themed event at URBN Bar and Restaurant  to announce a roster of new shows and new brand ambassadors for Globe HOOQ.

globe hooq endorser launch

fossil fall winter 2015 collection launch

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

If you're looking for affordable premium leather goods and watches to gift yourself or a loved one, I think it's a good idea to check out Fossil's new Fall/Winter 2015 collection.

fossil ph 2015 collection

career shifts over the weekend #nevertooold

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hi All!

I'm drowning in ootd and event post backlogs now but I have a good reason this time around...

BUTTON UP MINI FASHION
topshop rust 70s style mini street style

atkinsons perfume launch in manila

Saturday, October 10, 2015

I was introduced to perfumes and fragrances at a very young age. Barely even a graduate of kindergarten, I already knew which pulse points were most effective in making a scent last longer.

My family has always valued the importance of putting on a signature fragrance not only to smell good but more importantly, to leave a good (and lasting) impression.

I have to admit, I used to think it was an unnecessary frivolity but now that I've matured, I have begun to understand why better.

More than make-up or clothes, scent offers a more intimate peek into a person's true nature.

And that is why I am always on the hunt for a perfume I can call my "own".

atkinsons philippines
atkinsons ph

the halal guys are in manila!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sooooooo....

After months of waiting and delays, The Halal Guys are finally opening!

SAVE THE DATE: 10-13-15

One of the best perks of my job is being one of the first to try exciting new places and no other establishment opening this year could probably could get me as excited as this.

Were my expectations met?

Read on for a first look at THE HALAL GUYS! :)

the halal guys ph
the halal guys ph

canon fashion revolution + pre-holiday sale 70% off

Thursday, October 8, 2015

I find it so fascinating how one subject in a photograph can look totally different depending on who's behind the lens.

You know what I mean? Take the same equipment, same setting but different photographers and you'll always come out with something distinctly unique.

That's also a great way of weeding out the pros from the amateurs.

Pros have developed an eye and technique for capturing and translating feelings into photographs that's why theirs are more powerful than ours.

I attended the Canon Fashion Festival a few days ago. An event where we learned some vital photography tips and tricks from some of the industry's greatest plus got to shop Canon products at up to 70% off!

Read on to find out more + when to catch the next leg...

canon fashion revolution
canon philippines

get creative at hamleys

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

When an event invite hints at arts and crafts, I almost always rsvp...even more so when it offers a chance for me to bond with my daughter.

And that is why I found myself at the Hamleys store in Central Square, BGC a couple Sundays ago...

get creative at hamleys
hamleys toy store ph

veloci time camo collection

Monday, October 5, 2015

Just like leopard, camo has proven its timeless abilities as a print in recent years.

The release of Valentino's popular camo collection helped cement this even further as a favorite among fashionistas.

Quick to recognize a classic in the making is Italian-inspired watch brand, Veloci.

VELOCI WATCH CAMO COLLECTION 

down on oxford street

Saturday, October 3, 2015

We were asked to wear something fabulously British to the Atkinsons Perfume high tea launch at Pangea in City Of Dreams and this is what I came up with...

70S FASHION 2015

alcatel flash 2 review: hands on demo + sample photos

Friday, October 2, 2015

An octacore smartphone with a 13mp camera for way less than 10k.

Yup, that's what you get with the new Alcatel One Touch Flash 2.

ALCATEL FLASH 2 UNBOXING

Friday, October 30, 2015

Meet The NEW SM Woman

#BODYPOSITIVITY.

For someone born in the (nevermind :P), it's a new word for me. I grew up without hearing it. Back then, weight/size issues were always swept under the carpet, hidden until it was too late.

Insecurities about our body is dangerous and many good people have been lost too soon because of this.

Body shaming is real and drastic actions need to be done in order to address this issue properly.

A company that recognizes this is SM.

In their efforts to make every woman learn how to appreciate every inch of themselves, they have launched several campaigns and new lines for every age and body type.

BLACK FRIDAY SALE PHILIPPINES?

You've heard of BLACK FRIDAY SALES and stories of how epic they are right?

And what was the WORST thing about those stories?

We never have them here.

My relatives from abroad always gloat to me about how much money they saved on a new flatscreen tv, designer bag, etc...

And I always just end up jealous.

BUT THAT'S ABOUT TO CHANGE.

zalora ph black friday sale zalora ph black friday sale 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

pros and cons: short vs.long prom dresses


What's your take on the prom dress? What do you consider when shopping for one?

Back when I was in high school we were pretty uninformed about fashion. We had no idea which styles suited our height and body type.

We would just pick out what everyone else was wearing in a color we liked. 

Usually it would be a dress similar to something we spotted on a celebrity not caring if she was 5’11” with a svelte figure and we were just 5’1” and quite chubby.

The result? More than enough black mail pictures to last us 2 lifetimes!

So with prom season fast approaching, I thought I’d write a short piece on how to pick the perfect prom dress for your figure.

First things first, lets dissect the kind of impression different prom dresses project.

Monday, October 26, 2015

malaysia mega fam day 2 - citrawarna festival

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of my Malaysia Mega Fam/Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2015 travel experience and photo diary.

***For Day 1 adventures + the best of Malay cuisine and shopping, click HERE 
***To know more about the treasure hunt click HERE.

So just a quick recap before I continue...the Malaysian Tourism Hunt 2015 was designed as a friendly race from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca so we could familiarize ourselves with different tourist spots along the way and share with our readers.

But before we could begin our journey, we needed to be briefed about safety driving rules and regulations in Malaysia, the cars we were going to drive and navigation materials.

see malaysia with proton

Sunday, October 25, 2015

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 day 1 - kuala lumpur (and malay food)

I arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last October 16 at around 11:30am along with 3 of the other Philippine delegates for the Malaysia Mega Fam 2015. This year's theme was patterned after the Amazing Race and would have us participants driving around Malaysia searching for clues at different tourist spots over the course of 4 days.

I didn't know what to feel after landing. Maybe apprehension was the right word. I was worried about getting homesick and driving all the way to Malacca on left hand drive.

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 day 1
Thankfully, there really wasn't much time to ponder on those feelings since we where almost immediately whisked away to the shuttle which was hired to transport us to our official hotel...

Friday, October 23, 2015

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 kick off

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@sarahtirona), you probably already know that I just arrived back home after representing our country at the Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2015...

malaysia tourism hunt 2015
mini malaysia

Thursday, October 22, 2015

HOOQing up with Superheroes and Superstars!

I played detective for a night at a very exciting Batman-themed event at URBN Bar and Restaurant  to announce a roster of new shows and new brand ambassadors for Globe HOOQ.

globe hooq endorser launch

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

fossil fall winter 2015 collection launch

If you're looking for affordable premium leather goods and watches to gift yourself or a loved one, I think it's a good idea to check out Fossil's new Fall/Winter 2015 collection.

fossil ph 2015 collection

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

career shifts over the weekend #nevertooold

Hi All!

I'm drowning in ootd and event post backlogs now but I have a good reason this time around...

BUTTON UP MINI FASHION
topshop rust 70s style mini street style

Saturday, October 10, 2015

atkinsons perfume launch in manila

I was introduced to perfumes and fragrances at a very young age. Barely even a graduate of kindergarten, I already knew which pulse points were most effective in making a scent last longer.

My family has always valued the importance of putting on a signature fragrance not only to smell good but more importantly, to leave a good (and lasting) impression.

I have to admit, I used to think it was an unnecessary frivolity but now that I've matured, I have begun to understand why better.

More than make-up or clothes, scent offers a more intimate peek into a person's true nature.

And that is why I am always on the hunt for a perfume I can call my "own".

atkinsons philippines
atkinsons ph

Friday, October 9, 2015

the halal guys are in manila!

Sooooooo....

After months of waiting and delays, The Halal Guys are finally opening!

SAVE THE DATE: 10-13-15

One of the best perks of my job is being one of the first to try exciting new places and no other establishment opening this year could probably could get me as excited as this.

Were my expectations met?

Read on for a first look at THE HALAL GUYS! :)

the halal guys ph
the halal guys ph

Thursday, October 8, 2015

canon fashion revolution + pre-holiday sale 70% off

I find it so fascinating how one subject in a photograph can look totally different depending on who's behind the lens.

You know what I mean? Take the same equipment, same setting but different photographers and you'll always come out with something distinctly unique.

That's also a great way of weeding out the pros from the amateurs.

Pros have developed an eye and technique for capturing and translating feelings into photographs that's why theirs are more powerful than ours.

I attended the Canon Fashion Festival a few days ago. An event where we learned some vital photography tips and tricks from some of the industry's greatest plus got to shop Canon products at up to 70% off!

Read on to find out more + when to catch the next leg...

canon fashion revolution
canon philippines

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

get creative at hamleys

When an event invite hints at arts and crafts, I almost always rsvp...even more so when it offers a chance for me to bond with my daughter.

And that is why I found myself at the Hamleys store in Central Square, BGC a couple Sundays ago...

get creative at hamleys
hamleys toy store ph

Monday, October 5, 2015

veloci time camo collection

Just like leopard, camo has proven its timeless abilities as a print in recent years.

The release of Valentino's popular camo collection helped cement this even further as a favorite among fashionistas.

Quick to recognize a classic in the making is Italian-inspired watch brand, Veloci.

VELOCI WATCH CAMO COLLECTION 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

down on oxford street

We were asked to wear something fabulously British to the Atkinsons Perfume high tea launch at Pangea in City Of Dreams and this is what I came up with...

70S FASHION 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

alcatel flash 2 review: hands on demo + sample photos

An octacore smartphone with a 13mp camera for way less than 10k.

Yup, that's what you get with the new Alcatel One Touch Flash 2.

ALCATEL FLASH 2 UNBOXING