Monday, November 30, 2015

A Glimpse of Dermcare Professional Skin, Hair and Spa

When it comes to skin clinics, there is a name that has withstood the test of time- Dermcare. This was started in the 80's by its President and CEO, Zenaida Palisoc. Dermcare also pioneered the whitening business in the Philippines.

When it comes to skin clinics, there is a name that has withstood the test of time- Dermcare. This was started in the 80's by its President and CEO, Zenaida Palisoc. Dermcare also pioneered the whitening business in the Philippines.

A trip to Dermcare will surely rejuvenate one's senses, and its ambiance will also make one feel like a royalty! Sheer bliss!

With top of the line, effective, and value for money products and services, Dermcare Professional Skin Hair and Spa is surely your one stop spa! Dermcare has branches all over the Philippines. Come visit one today!
With top of the line, effective, and value for money products and services, Dermcare Professional Skin, Hair and Spa is truly your one stop destination! They also boast of trusted dermatologists and professionally trained beauty therapists in-house!

For skin, facial (lightening, anti-acne, anti-aging), hair (rebond and more) and body treatment (spa, massage, scrub, waxing) needs, Dermcare has branches all over the Philippines. Come visit one today!
*Info taken from Dermcare Press Release


Quezon Buffet Celebrating Filipino-Spanish Cuisine

Hello po! I love buffets, and there is a new one at the 2/F- L27 Fisher Mall, 325 Quezon Ave., Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Quezon City. Quezon Buffet is a celebration of Filipino and Spanish cuisine!

Hello po! I love buffets, and there is a new one in the 2nd Floor of Fisher Mall, Quezon City. Quezon Buffet is a celebration Filipino and Spanish cuisine!

But first up, here's some trivia about the most populous city in the country-
  • Did you know that for 28 years starting in 1948, Quezon City was the Philippines' capital (through Republic Act No. 333) til it was reverted back to Manila?
  • And did you know that the city (and this restaurant) was named after Manuel L. Quezon (the second President of the Philippines and the first President of the Philippine Commonwealth under the United States)?
While pondering on that, travel back to good old days with Quezon Buffet's nostalgic setting highlighting the history of the Filipino and the heroes of our country.

While pondering on that, travel back to good old days with Quezon Buffet's nostalgic setting highlighting the history of the Filipino ann the heroes of our country.

I love the old picture image on the glass window as seen below!

quezon filipino spanish buffet quezon city

November 23, 2015 was Quezon Buffet Restaurant's star-studded Grand Opening.

Ribbon Cutting with the people behind Quezon Buffet, Yul Servo, Bobby Yan, and beauty queens.

owners of quezon buffet, Ribbon Cutting with the people behind Quezon Buffet, Yul Servo, Bobby Yan, and beauty queens.

Solemn blessing.

quezon restaurant store opening

Funny host for the day, DJ Lindsay of Energy FM.

Funny host for the day, DJ Lindsay of Energy FM., quezon buffet,

Lively performance by the musicians of the Children's Joy Foundation.

Lively performance by the musicians of the Children's Joy Foundation.

Ima Castro serenading the guests.

ima castro, quezon buffet, fisher mall,

Sweet number from Yna and Jester of TV show Walang Tulugan.

Sweet number from Yna and Jester of TV show Walang Tulugan.

Quezon Buffet Restaurant has the following stations: Sisig, Grill, Carvings (expertise of Quezon's Chef Kalel), Sawsawan Bar, Main Course, Appetizers, Desserts, Drinks.

Quezon Buffet Restaurant has the following stations: Sisig, Grill, Carvings (expertise of Quezon's Chef Kalel), Sawsawan Bar, Main Course, Appetizers, Desserts, Drinks.


Food Attack!!!
(Take note that these pictures were taken during, or after, getting our share of the day's fare.)

Kalabasa soup and Sinigang na Baboy sa Pula.

Kalabasa soup and sinigang na Baboy sa Pula.

Sisig! Bangus, chicken, pork.

quezon restaurant fisher mall,  Sisig! Bangus, chicken, pork.

For the carnivore! Bagnet, Lechon Baka, Lechon Chili Belly, Lechon Manok Inasal.

FOr the carnivore! Bagnet, lechon baka, lechon chili belly, lechon manok inasal.

Vegetarians are also sure to find a new favorite here. Must try is the Salad with Pako (edible fiddlehead fern, popular in Baler, Aurora- Pres. Quezon's birthplace!).

Vegetarians are also sure to find a new favorite here. Must try is the salad with pako (edible fiddlehead fern, popular in Baler, Aurora- Pres. Quezon's birthplace!).

Doesn't get more Spanish than Paella and Callos.

Doesn't get more Spanish than Paella and Callos, food blogger philippines

Kare Kare and Dinakdakan

Kare Kare and Dinakdakan, food blog philippines,

Hamonadong Manok and Fried Fish with 2 salsa

Manok and fried fish with 2 salsa quezon filipino spanish buffet

Longganisa Pasta and Pancit Canton

Longganisa Pasta and Pancit Canton quezon filipino spanish restaurant

For your sweet tooth

desserts in quezon buffet restaurant

Here are some of the food I tried.

food in quezon buffet


My Top 3 favorites would have to be the Angus steak tapa, pork bbq, desserts (ginataang mais balls, frozen brazo and leche flan). Yummy!!!

The charming chef behind Quezon Buffet and one of the top 10 good-looking chefs, Kalel Chan delivers his message and answers questions thrown by the food bloggers.

 The charming chef behind Quezon Buffet and one of the top 10 good-looking chefs, Kalel Chan delivers his message.
Happy Birthday, Chef and to the father of one of the owners!

Rates of Quezon Filipino + Spanish Buffet Restaurant. The place can accommodate 200 pax and function rooms for 30-35 persons are also available.

Rates of Quezon Filipino Spanish Buffet Restaurant. The place can accommodate 200 pax and function rooms for 30-35 persons are also available.
Php 368 Weekday Lunch, Php 468 Weekday Dinner (Mon to Thu), Php 568 Friday nights, weekends, Holidays

Thank you Quezon Buffet!

Quezon Filipino-Spanish Restaurant is a concept buffet of Gruppo Guevarra Inc. For more information, you may call 281-2345 or check out www.facebook.com/quezonbuffetrestaurant www.twitter.com/quezonbuffet www.instagram.com/quezonbuffetrestaurant

Help preserve our culture through the local dishes in Quezon Buffet while indulging your gastronomic cravings !

Quezon Filipino-Spanish Restaurant is a concept buffet of Gruppo Guevarra Inc. For more information, you may call 281-2345, 366-6078, 0917- 6QUEZON or check out
www.facebook.com/quezonbuffetrestaurant
www.twitter.com/quezonbuffet
www.instagram.com/quezonbuffetrestaurant





Saturday, November 28, 2015

A New Way to Whiten with Breakthrough Thiocell Lozenges!

Hello po! Last November 27, 2015, a science-based premium skin whitening product was introduced- Thiocell! The launch was held in Le Jardin at the Penthouse of W Fifth Building, 5th Avenue corner 32nd Street, BGC, Taguig, Philippines.

The launch was held in Le Jardin at the Penthouse of W Fifth Building, 5th Avenue corner 32nd Street, BGC, Taguig, Philippines.

thiocell philippines

Bloggers were treated to a most scrumptious lunch!

brady thiocell

le jardin thiocell

Dermatologist Dr. Kaycee Reyes gave a lecture about skin care, glutathione and Thiocell, while Mr. Ramesh took charge in the Q&A.

We learned that the best anti-oxidant is found inside the body, and it's none other than glutathione! Dra. also related that IV drips can cause skin problems like Stevens-Johnson syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (scary huhuhu!)

L-R: Ramesh Tenambhat Krishnamurthy, Chief Operating Officer of Brady Pharma, Dr. Kristina C. Reyes, Daisy Gonzalo, Brand Manager and beauty blogger Kumi Yusada.
L-R: Ramesh Tenambhat Krishnamurthy, Chief Operating Officer of Brady Pharma, Dr. Kristina C. Reyes, Daisy Gonzalo, Brand Manager and beauty blogger Kumi Yusada.

Wake up to a #newwayofwhitening

#newwayofwhitening #thiocell

Thiocell is a product of years of extensive research by Dr. Theodore Hersh, renowned U.S. medical doctor and researcher, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine, and author of over 200 medical publications.

Thiocell is a product of years of extensive research by Dr. Theodore Hersh, renowned U.S. medical doctor and researcher, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine, and author of over 200 medical publications.

Thiocell contains Thione complex Inside - 500 mg L-Glutathione,  Vitamin C, Selenomethionine, plus Grape Seed extract, Vitamins C, E and D. Ingredients-

Thiocell contains Thione complex Inside - 500 mg L-Glutathione,  Vitamin C, Selenomethionine. Ingredients-
Due to its method of absorption (unique lozenge form), you get optimal levels of glutathione and faster onset of action!

Sealed for your protection! Not only the plastic wrap around the cap, but also this foil seal inside.

thiocell sealed

Thiocell advantage-

  • Unique formula- First and Only Glutathione in Lozenge Form
  • Safe and Effective- with various clinical studies all over the world, and published at the International Journal of Dermatology
  • Convenient- in lozenge form, take it as a candy! 
  • Guaranteed 500 mg- because absorption occurs in the cells of the oral cavity (between the teeth and the inside cheek), you get the full dose since it does not go to the digestive tract
  • Fast- clinically proven lighter and smoother skin in as little as 2 weeks!
  • Better mode of gluta administration than oral/capsules or injections/IV drips
  • Sugar-free
  • HALAL
thiocell price directions for use where to buy review
I have taken one and it tastes tangy, reminds me of a chewable vitamin I used to "eat" as a kid

Thiocell is manufactured for Thione International, Inc., Atlanta exclusively for BRADY Pharma Inc., Mandaluyong, Philippines.

I have actually encountered Thiocell before in a dermatologist's clinic, you can see when I pictured it on a past blog post (look for tag/label thiocell). 

Where to buy- Thiocell used to be for sale only thru dermatologists, now the public can buy it online in Lazada.com.ph and soon, over the counter in leading drugstores!

How much- A bottle of Thiocell 30 lozenges is priced at Php 2,600.

Directions for use- Take once a day, let it slowly dissolve in the mouth. Tip: Drink water first before taking to fully wet the mouth. I put it in between my teeth and the inside cheeks so the actives will be absorbed by the cells of the buccal mucosa.

I have naturally fair skin. But deep inside, I also want it to get even whiter and glowing so I am very excited to be on Thiocell!!!

Thanks Thiocell! Brady is also the distributor of White Glo.

brady, thiocell usa, whte glo,

So for those of you concerned with detoxification, skin whitening and anti-aging, try the master antioxidant in breakthrough Thiocell! For more information, you may check out #thiocell on
thiocell facebook
www.twitter.com/thiocell
www.instagram.com/thiocell/
Thanks for reading! :)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

M&S Shop Your Way to the UK Promo Winners

I remember when I used to work for a pharma company, we have budget for doctors' gifts. Of course, we wanted to give them the best, premium ones. And I would often be buying from Marks & Spencer! They offer special presents that are truly delightful to give and to receive!

m&S philippines

Marks and Spencer had a recently concluded promo which ran from August 14 to Novermber 1- Shop Your Way to the UK. During that period,  M&S loyalty card membership was FREE for every Php 2000 single receipt purchase; and this raffle was exclusive for their loyalty card holders!

Marks & Spencer Loyalty card holders are rewarded with exclusive offers and freebies, personalized shopping services, birthday discounts, bonus points and other perks!

Marks and Spencer had a recently concluded promo, Shop Your Way to the UK, which was exclusive for M & S loyalty card members!

Indeed, exciting activites were lined up- Marks & Spencer gave back with a special partnership with Children’s Hour, and the iconic British Double Decker Bus did rounds in the major roads of Metro Manila.

m & s philippines shop your way to the uk
Entries flew in from M&S stores around the country!

Last November 5, 2015, Thursday, 5 PM at M&S Level 2, Greenbelt 5, Makati, Philippines, we witnessed the draw of the lucky winners of the Shop Your Way to the UK promo- Nathaniel Caballero and Anita Oranga! They won roundtrip direct flight tickets for two to London via PAL, plus pocket money! WOW!

Last November 5, 2015, Thursday, 5 PM at Marks & Spencer Level 2, Greenbelt 5, Makati, Philippines, we witnessed the draw of the lucky winners of the Shop Your Way to the UK promo- Nathaniel Caballero and Anita Oranga! They won Roundtrip Tickets for two via PAL plus pocket money! WOW!

It was a splendid night with host Marc Nash. Scrumptious cocktails from Shangri-la was served.

marks and spencer , marc nash,

Joyous carol by Mandaluyong Children's Choir.

Joyous carol by Mandaluyong Children's Choir, m & s

They also raffled off M & S gift hampers to lucky shoppers present during this event.

Thanks for having us, Marks and Spencer!

M&S Milk Chocolate Digestives, Swiss Chocolate, Dutch Shortcake and Mint Humbugs.
M&S Milk Chocolate Digestives, Swiss Chocolate, Dutch Shortcake and Mint Humbugs.

You may check out the latest on M&S thru their Social Media on
www.facebook.com/MarksandSpencerPhilippines
www.instagram.com/marksandspencerph
www.twitter.com/marksspencerph
Thanks for reading!


A Thrilling Night at VC Malate trying to Breakout!

Hello po! If by chance you have been reading my blog (and I thank you for it) you would know I love horror movies, books, rides, eventhough I am a big scaredy cat so I don't know why I enjoy them.

Please allow me share with you my Breakout Philippines experience last November 7, 2015 in Victoria Court Malate, 2184 Madre Ignacia St Corner Quirino Ave, Malate, Philippines (near Manila ZOo). I chose the 'Can you survive the 007 room?' 7 PM slot

Please allow me to share with you my Breakout Philippines experience last November 7, 2015 in Victoria Court Malate, 2184 Madre Ignacia St. corner Quirino Ave., Malate, Philippines (near Manila Zoo). I chose the Casino Royale 'Can you survive the 007 room?' 7 PM slot.

Plan. Solve. Escape. The first real life escape room game in the country, hotel saligia

The rules and mechanics. Safe word was "I want my Mommy!"

breakout philipines rules november 7 2015

There was an eerie atmosphere.

victoria court breakout philippines


victoria court outbreak manila

The #VPARTYSERIES was a one day event from 9 AM to 3 AM (yes, wee hours of the morning). I was fortunate to have picked an evening schedule, because there would be free film showing and snacks from 6 PM onwards! Yehey!!!

breakout philippines rates, rooms,

Overflowing food and drinks.

mystery, scare, horror,

There was a Victoria Court table that we visited. Simply like their FB page and win prizes (I was too excited that I forgot to take a picture)!

food and drinks v party series

My experience, I'll not divulge too much so as not to spoil anything.

When our time came, we were first briefed and then blindfolded until we entered the room. I have to say that the actors were effective in their roles, and yes, we got shouted at a few times. I was really scared but I would try to laugh as much as possible just to ease the tense and fear I felt. What heightened the fright was the music or sounds. The clues we got were really difficult to solve. In the end, we were told that it was a trap room we got in, but we emerged as winners!

breakout philippines
I remember that this is the room we played in because of the sexy silhouette

After our game, we chilled and did not leave immediately, and I got to play with Troy Montero for a few minutes in the Bat Cave (as a guest only, because he was teammates with another)! I saw in their IG that Aubrey Miles will be there but I did not see her. There were times when some scare actors would go out and call on people watching the film. A tip is to come with them, you would like what they will give to you!

victoria court rooms
This room was used as female rest room

Last Blogapalooza, I was lucky to win a pass for 6 persons from Outbreak Manila for this #VPARTYSERIES so I shared the blessing thru a Facebook contest on my Facebook page (click HERE if you haven't liked my FB page).

There were 4 winners. I was happy to meet the participants, Gabby and Marialyn! It was already 7:30 but the other winner and her plus one had not yet arrived (eventhough I had repeated to her to come at 6:30 PM). She used the legendary palusot "traffic kasi." The rate for 6 persons is Php 500 per head so this nice opportunity for 2 other people who could have enjoyed was nasayang lang!

#vpartyseries troy montero
Nice to meet FB friends and see actor Troy Montero!

I really enjoyed this night!
Plan. Solve. Escape. The first real life escape room game in the country. For more info, check out www.breakout.com.ph/
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

How to Spot Fake Nivea Wipes

Hello po! Today, I will discuss (parang teacher lang) the difference between an original and a fake Nivea Pure Effect 3-in-1 Daily Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Wipes.

an original and a fake Nivea Pure Effect 3-in-1 Daily Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Wipes.
Top: Original, Bottom: Fake

Nivea Pure Effect 3-in-1 Daily Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Wipes. price ingredients philippines
contains Magnolia extract
  • Price- original is Php 149 (if I remember correctly), while fake is Php 20
  • Package- original is smaller and has a "Guarantee" sticker while fake is bigger, colored areas are greener, and has a wider seal
  • Contents- original has 20 wipes while fake has 30
  • Availability- original is sold in reputable department stores and groceries while fake is in sidewalk vendor or tiangge
  • Scent- original has a stronger sophisticated fragrance while fake has a milder scent
  • Wipe- original size is bigger and the texture in one side has embossed (for peeling/exfoliating) dots while the other side has engraved dots, while the fake is smaller and just has a smooth surface
  • Cleaning Power- the fake can wipe off makeup just as well as any wet wipe can. But the original can clean deeper. I used the original on one side and fake on the other side of my face, then followed up with a lip and eye makeup remover in cotton ball. I was still able to remove some remaining makeup on the side where I used the fake Nivea wipe on. 
review Nivea Pure Effect 3-in-1 Daily Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Wipes.
Eeew sorry for this yucky! Wanted to show both can clean

For both real and fake Nivea, wipes' moisture seem to dry off or lessen weeks after opening, because the seal is opened and so it got exposed or sumingaw.

I also used this Nivea Daily Essentials Mattifying Toner with the wipes. I did not notice any mattifying power nor was it successful in preventing new pimples but I feel it cleans deeply! Regular price of 200 ml is Php 174 but I got it less 50% off!!!

Nivea Daily Essentials Mattifying Toner

Thanks for reading my review of Nivea Pure Effect 3-in-1 Daily Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Wipes. I enjoy and love writing honest beauty blogs of products I really used! Oh by the way it was in a promo bundle, buy 2 get 1 free tapos naka 50% Off All Items pa sila few months ago! So I got 3 wipes for just Php 149... wais!