Saturday, November 26, 2016

November 2016 Favorites

Hello po!
These are the products that I have been using lately and reviews about them! Find out why I like them and what makes them fantastic!

review,  Dermcare Deep Facial Cleanser Lemon, Klavuu Pure Pearlsation and White Pearlsation, World of Wellness Porcelana Whitening Pearls, Dermax AxiLight Serum, Dearberry Extreme Moisturizing Aquaful Ampoule Mask and Aqua Mineral Velvet Touch Hand and Body Lotion.


Dermcare Deep Facial Cleanser Lemon (with tea tree)
Price Php 85
Lately, I was having pimples (I suspect it's  due to the new night cream I am using) so I decided to try this. The second day of using it, me face became red. On the fourth day, it peeled! It's great that it was effective in drying existing pimples. But I feel that this is very strong and my skin felt itchy. So in applying it, I  just wipe it gently and not rub around and I use it every other night or spot application.

Dermcare Deep Facial Cleanser Lemon
I hope the complete list of ingredients was printed

Klavuu Pure Pearlsation and White Pearlsation
from Charis Korea
Cleansing foam, serum, cream
When my skin was being dried out with Dermcare I stopped using it and applied this. It worked wonders OVERNIGHT! My skin became moisturized and comfy. I love the powdery scent of the cleanser. Each sachet was good for 2 uses.

Klavuu Pure Pearlsation and White Pearlsation

World of Wellness Porcelana Whitening Pearls
Price Php 950/ 30 capsules per jar
My gosh, applying this is sheer luxury. Massaging it on the face with its yummy scent is just divine. Light and non-greasy. Due to its capsule packaging, one can be assured that the quality of the actives in every application is always fresh and not exposed to the elements. It has VCO, Vitamin E, and exotic botanicals (white water lily and marine plant extracts).

World of Wellness Porcelana Whitening Pearls
It is clear and the texture is between gel and liquid so when I pour it on my fingers it doesn't run off 

Dermax AxiLight Serum
At first I thought that it was a spray or roll on so I was surprised to find that it has a glass dropper. I feel that it is really effective in lightening underarms. I saw the improvement in a few days. However, it has no deodorant effect so for people with strong B.O., I'd say just use this after washing your pits at night and don't skip your regular deodorant/ anti-perspirant in the morning.

Dermax AxiLight Serum
Dermax AxiLight contains vitamins, chitosan, gotu kola, alpha-arbutin, licorice among other beneficial ingredients

Dearberry Extreme Moisturizing Aquaful Ampoule Mask
Price Php 120
I keep it in the ref before using. My skin felt moist, soft, and smooth afterwards! There is generous amount on serum inside that I also smoothed it on my neck area.

Dearberry Extreme Moisturizing Aquaful Ampoule Mask
Made in Korea, and Ingredients list

Aqua Mineral Velvet Touch Hand and Body Lotion
My hands looked aged and parched due to frequent dish washing and laundry. So every night before sleeping, I began applying it on my hands. It has improved the texture, but don't forget to use this religiously. It has a subtle scent and is SLS/Paraben-free.

Aqua Mineral Velvet Touch Hand and Body Lotion
Made in Israel, and Ingredients list

So there's my skin care review this month of November for Dermcare Deep Facial Cleanser Lemon, Klavuu Pure Pearlsation and White Pearlsation, World of Wellness Porcelana Whitening Pearls, Dermax AxiLight Serum, Dearberry Extreme Moisturizing Aquaful Ampoule Mask and Aqua Mineral Velvet Touch Hand and Body Lotion. Thanks for reading!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Nailaholics Launches The Great Morocco Argan Oil Sale 2016!

Hello po!
Living in a tropical country, we are all too familiar with our weather- from sunny and humid to cold and wet in minutes! Not to mention the pollution is matinde! It wreaks havoc on our skin! Hustisya!

And with the Holidays coming, hello to sugar, alcohol, handaan party greasy  foods. But for 2017, in time for the New Year which is also fast approaching, we can make a resolution to take better care of our skin.

So what to do:
Eat healthy (a lot of greens, water, and fiber), get enough sleep, lots of exercise AND use argan oil. My gosh, we know how amazing argan oil is! That's why this luxurious oil is incorporated in many of our beauty products!

Nailaholics Launches The Great Morocco Argan Oil Sale 2016!

Argan oil is drawn from trees that grow in the southern region of Morocco.

Argan oil is a rich blend of antioxidants, vitamin A and E, polyunsaturated fat, and essential fatty acid.
Benefits: it’s literally food for hair and skin, eases inflammation, and gives a boost of moisture from within that manifests to an inner glow—the hallmark of healthy skin.

Good thing, just in time for the upcoming holidays, para diyosa ka sa ganda, Nailaholics launches its Buy One Get One FREE promo of Argan Oil. Hurry- this exclusive promotion runs only from November 21 to 30, 2016 in all Nailaholics branches.

Price: 50ml bottle is available at Php 790.00 and the 100ml bottle is selling for Php 1,390.

This oil is sulit naman because argan oil is all-around. You can get all the benefits of argan oil from just mixing a few drops into your trusty, go-to beauty products or by directly applying it onto your skin. This makes it a very versatile addition to your beauty routine- night time moisturizer, skin toner, makeup remover, whole body moisturizer, leave-on hair conditioner and can also be a cure for acne, stretchmarks, razor bumps and burns.

“It’s important to note though that you get the real deal. So be sure to get it from somewhere that has a longstanding reputation of reliability and quality. It’s the concentration of argan oil that allows you to receive all its benefits, so make sure you’re getting it from a brand that can be trusted when they say that they are giving you a bottle with no artificial preservatives,” says Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head.

So no need to be killjoy in the revelry, puyatan and unhealthy foods, there is argan oil to the rescue!

Thanks for reading. Go grab your Morocco Argan Oil at Nailaholics or try your luck to snag one absolutely FREE thru their social media contest!!! :)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Nailaholics and Hey Sugar Launches their Sweetest Promos Yet!

Hello po! Wanna share with you guys some ah-mazingbels promos/ contests from the ever generous Nailaholics and its sister company, Hey Sugar!!!

Nailaholics:
After the recently concluded National Pampering Day wherein they let us experience  FREE manicure with imported polish plus stress relieving hand massage (yes just drop by within the specified day and time!), and they also gave away some products via their promos on social media, here is another round of promotional activities!

>Get FREE mani-pedi on your 6th visit.
Mechanics: Ask for a Pampering card and have it stamped every time you avail of services (regular manicure and pedicure, or signature package/ treatment) and after collecting 5 stamps, your next mani-pedi is free.
Promo Duration:
November 21, 2016 to March 31, 2017

>Trip to Maldives
Holiday Flyaway 4D 3N Stay in Maldives for 2!
Mechanics: Any Nailaholics package= 1 raffle entry
Promo Duration: November 10, 2016 to January 27, 2017
Raffle Draw Date: February 3, 2017

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Hey Sugar:

>Win Macbook Air
Smooth Giveaway 3 winners of Apple Macbook Air
Mechanics: Any Hey Sugar package= 1 raffle entry
Promo Duration: November 10, 2016 to January 23, 2017
Winner Announcement: January 27, 2017

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Join the Holiday Flyaway to get that trip to ultimate vacation spot Maldives or Smooth Giveaway to get your hands on the hi-tech Apple Macbook Air. Good luck dearies! Thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Everything to Know Before Getting a Diode Laser

Hello po!!! It was my first time to try Blushing Beauty by SkinStation Diode Laser- it is touted as the Gold Standard when it comes to hair removal!

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I have tried IPL in the underarms in about 3 other places (both in a high-end clinic and low-end spa) at 1 session each, and there was no difference- unwanted hair still grew.

With IPL I remember it was very fast because it is per "shot", but with diode, I say it is similar to when I had RF (to dissolve fat) for the tummy, a gel is applied and the tool is rubbed round and round the area. But unlike RF, there is NO screeching sound in the ears with diode.

dermax diode laser

requirements before diode laser

I took advantage of their promo. The receptionist here in Blushing Beauty SM North Edsa branch said that the 4 sessions for Php 2,500 sale is only "for maintenance" as the recommended is 8 sessions which is also on deal for just Php 5,000.

skinstation diode laser promo
Promos

diode laser price list
Regular Price

But I heard some people say mga 4 sessions lang and their hair is not growing anymore (but it depends on your hormones or skin chemistry chuchu ha) so I stuck with the 4 sessions. Anyway, let's see if I still need additional sessions after this package- I have an SM Advantage card naman for 50% discount, Hoho!

So this is what happens (the procedure) as far as I can remember:

*You will sign a waiver in the reception area then off ya go to the room.

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1. Change into bathrobe.. The diode attendant will take pictures of your hairy underarms for documentation.
2. Eyes are covered with tissue and goggle.
3. She will cleanse the skin and shave your pits. Don't worry disposable naman daw yung razor (it hasn't been used in a previous client) so no risk of contracting transmittable diseases .

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4. She will apply a cold gel (parang ultrasound gel).
5. Diode laser proper which lasts around 15 to 20 minutes.

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6. During and after the process, she advises what to expect, the do's and don'ts (i.e., do not wet for 8 hours, you can use deo on the 4th day, never shave or wax in between diode sessions, return for next session not earlier than 6 weeks, no need for yearly maintenance shots if there was no regrowth at all after the package was done, a minor side effect can be redness, etc)

white underarms
My pits after the diode laser. Maputi naman di ba? I've been using AxiLight serum the past days. Aside from the unwanted hair, my dilemma is chicken skin caused by years of shaving.

LIST OF REQUIREMENTS BEFORE HAVING DIODE AND OTHER INFO:
PRE and POST-CARE instructions: 
BEFORE YOUR LASER HAIR REMOVAL
• Do not shave area to be treated three (3) to five (5)days before your appointment.
• Do not pluck, wax or use a depilatory in the areas you wish to treat four(4) weeks prior to your treatment.
• Avoid any unnecessary UV exposure to the areas to be treated four (4) weeks prior to treatment.
• Avoid self-tanning products four (4) weeks prior to treatment.
• Do not apply Retinol/ Retinoic acid-containing creams/lotions one (1) week before your Diode laser treatment.
• Stop application of NanoWhite Intensive underarm cream with Retinol at least one (1) week before your Diode laser treatment. You may continue to apply Nanowhite cream without Retinol.
• No peeling agents or diamond peel one (1) week before the procedure
AFTER YOUR LASER HAIR REMOVAL
• Some redness in the treated area may occur after your treatment. Apply Post Laser cream or Infladerm cream twice daily for 3-5 days. If the redness does not subside in a few hours, please call the clinic at once.
• Do not wash the treated area for six (6) to eight (8) hours.
• Avoid applying exfoliants (glycolics, retinoids, etc.) to the treated area for seven (7) days.
• Keep area clean and wash gently. Do not use hot water. Do not use sauna.
• Apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher to exposed treated area for at least six (6) weeks.
• Do not use deodorant or antiperspirant for 12 hours after your Diode treatment.
• Do not apply Retinol/ Retinoic acid-containing creams/lotions for one (1) week after your Diode laser treatment.
• You may apply Axilight serum and Nanowhite whitening cream after 3 days from your Diode laser treatment, and Nanowhite intensive whitening cream with retinol one (1) week after your Diode laser treatment.
• Expect hair to grow immediately after the treatment. This is normal. After two (2) weeks, most of the hair will have no resistance. Do not pluck or wax the hair which still has resistance.
• Keep treated areas clean.
• For face and body, wash gently with DERMAX SoGentle Gel Cleansers for at least two weeks.
• For brazilian and bikini line, wash gently with DERMAX SkinPrep Cleansers for at least two weeks.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL CONTRAINDICATIONS
You should not receive this service if:
• You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• You have a history of herpes simplex virus in the area to be treated.
• You have tattoos in the area or near the area to be treated.
• You have taken Accutane in the last six (6) months. This medication can make your skin sensitive.
pre and post care diode laser

Is it really painless???

Well, I've been waxing for more than a year I think, whereas before I only shave. So my pain tolerance in that region is a bit high. Thanks to the cold gel, which kind of acts to numb or lessen any discomfort, the diode laser was relatively painless. BUT the longer it is being rubbed and when the coolness of the gel goes away, I can already feel a HOT sensation (she says parang pitik daw but for me I don't feel pitik, just hot). She immediately stops when I say it's hot. So simple- stop (when hot) and go lang (add more gel).

My visit was satisfactory. I like the:

1. Uber dainty and immaculate facilities,  pretty decor.
2. Free Wi-Fi.
3. Clean, fragrant restroom so no need to go outside.

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4. Background music played is like that from a musicbox, lakas maka-bagets.
5. Since I am also a shy person, I appreciate that Blushing Beauty's rooms are PRIVATE. So if you are particular of privacy and not very fond of lying down next to strangers and madaan-daanan lang, SkinStation is highly recommended.

tour of blushing beauty skin clinic
The corridor- 1 room per client

6. My attendant was a nurse, so if you prefer professionals, she says that in Dermax, all their aestheticians are RNs.
7. My laser technician is knowledgeable, courteous and polite. May kusa sya. She immediately covered my bare legs without the need for me to ask since the place is cool and after the treatment, she offered water or tea.

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7. The card given after the treatment allows you convenience to have your next session done at ANY branch of Dermax/ Blushing Beauty/ SkinStation (these 3 are sister companies but caters to different age groups).
8. When you settle the bill at the counter, the receptionist will inform you the date of the next session (December 26 in this case) and give the O.R. (receiptwhich says a lot about the integrity of the company.

I also bought this after laser cream (Php 220) since I was advised to use it 2x a day for 3 days as an after care. This is not a hair retardant, but to address any redness or inflammation.

skinstation treament card, post laser cream,

Tips:

Best to call for appointment (I came on a Monday afternoon, which is usually a slow day, but there were other clients).
Do some research before undergoing this and do not be afraid to ask questions.
Strict compliance with their instructions for the best experience.
Take advantage of the FREE consultation with their in-house doctor. I inquired with Dra. Missy about my concerns on diode and she expounded on the subject well.

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I am so looking forward to saying hasta la vista baby to my UA hair. The chicken skin that was caused by years of shaving and waxing shall be a thing of the past. No more hassle. I can wear my sleeveless tops with confidence. Yahoo!

As of this writing, it has been a couple of days from my session and I already saw some regrowth which they say is mabilis malalagas. So yeah, I will be editing this blog on my next sessions. Thanks and see you again here!

UPDATE:
blushing beauty diode

diode laser philippines

It has been more than 3 weeks. Some hair stops growing at 1 mm. And yes, everytime I would look at my pits it seems that some hair that was there yesterday is gone today. Though I did not see it as it was falling off, it is safe to say that they were coming off on their own. Truly amazing!

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My UA 6 weeks after 1st diode, and right before the 2nd session. Fewer hair regrowth and finer strands.

It has been 6 weeks since my first diode session. Only a few hair grew back (I mean not as numerous and thick as before) but hair are longer than the first weeks, and strands are thinner! Diode is  really 1000x more effective than IPL since it targets the roots! This is now my second session, December 28. Of the 1,500 shots per pit, I hardly felt any pain this time.

Later updates can be found HERE

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Cathay Land Property Showcase

Hello po! Last October 23, 2016 we had a "bloggers tripping" at the properties of Cathay Land, Inc. We toured around their vast developments. It was tiring and our minds got full of so much information, but it was also a productive, fulfilling and fun day in the company of friends.

We were amazed at how wonderful the vicinity is and delighted in posing for the cameras. Enjoy!

MALLORCA VILLAS is a community that exudes the charm of an island beach resort in the heart of Cavite, where the elegance of Spanish Mediterranean architecture blends with the perfection of nature’s beauty.

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That day was also Mallorca Villas' Open house and Halloween celebration

Mallorca Villas is more affordable than in South Forbes. Lowest starts at Php 2 M. Many of the residents are families of OFWs.

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Mallorca Villas Casa Barcelona

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Mallorca Villas Duplex
Mallorca Villas Duplex

SOUTH FORBES boutique communities – composed of luxurious themed residential enclaves inspired by world renowned architectural influences strategically and conveniently located at the Metro Sta. Rosa-Silang-Tagaytay business and residential hub.  South Forbes is a 500-hectare master-planned township of boutique communities that perfectly combines residential, leisure, academic and sports components for a highly urbanized lifestyle.

SOUTH FORBES boutique communities – composed of luxurious themed residential enclaves inspired by world renowned architectural influences strategically and conveniently located at the Metro Sta. Rosa-Silang-Tagaytay business and residential hub.  South Forbes is a 500-hectare master-planned township of boutique communities that perfectly combines residential, leisure, academic and sports components for a highly urbanized lifestyle.

South Forbes is high-end, the lowest would start at Php 4M and that amount is lot only, house is not yet included. Most of the owners are businessmen or families of foreigners. I even saw a house and in it dwells-not people- but cars! Bongga ng parking!

Mansions  -The premier boutique communities within a private enclave.    

Bali Mansions is the most affordable mansions project. Fulfill the promise of a daily tropical resort lifestyle everyday at the Bali Mansions.  (Bali Mansions Lot area: 250sqm.  TCP: P7M No house and lot packages available)

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Tokyo Mansions is the most exclusive mansions project. Enjoy a life of simplicity and contentment offered by the minimalist Zen themed Tokyo Mansions.  (Tokyo Mansions  Lot area: 313sqm.  TCP: P8.7M  No house and lot package available)

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Oh my gosh! My favorite! Meiji is a Php 45 Million Mansion! It has its own swimming pool.

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Phuket Mansions. Experience a luxurious resort living in this most spacious mansions project, with its interpretation of Thai architecture.   [Phuket Mansions Lot area: 350sqm. and up TCP: P9M  House and Lot (Chang Mai 4BR and 3T&B) Lot area: 350sqm. Gross Area: 190.87sqm. TCP: P19M ]

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In the pic with Mr. Aki, Marketing Manager

Phuket Mansion's Chang Mai house model

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Racha Mansions. A posh getaway place with unspoiled view of lush greens and open spaces offered at value for money price. (Racha Mansions  Lot area: 225sqm.  TCP: 4M No house and lot package available)

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Racha Mansions is the latest addition to South Forbes World-Class Boutique Communities. It is located in the highest elevation among the Mansions category.

Racha Mansions is the latest addition to South Forbes World-Class Boutique Communities. It is located in the highest elevation among the Mansions category.

 Elevations  -Vertical communities and mid-rise developments.   

Scandia Suites is a take-off from the uncomplicated efficient and innovative style of Scandinavian Modernism.  One can experience easy living in its ready-for-occupancy condominium units.
[Scandia Suites
Unit Area: 22sqm. (studio) TCP: P1.9M
Unit Area: 30.25sqm. (1br) TCP: P2.6M
Unit Area: 61.4sqm. (3br) TCP: P5.6M
Unit Area: 43.84sqm. (penthouse 2br – Loft) TCP: P3.4M
Unit Area: 54.40sqm. (penthouse 3br - Loft) TCP: P4.4M]

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Top pic with fountain: Sales Office at South Forbes; 2nd to bottom pic: in the Scandia Suites, a blue and white building which is a short walk from the Sales Office.

Stanford Suites is South Forbes’ mid-rise boutique condominium with Studio, 1 BR and 2 BR units.  It integrates “smart features” into its design, amenities and utilities.
[Stanford Suites 2
Unit Area: 18.00sqm. (Studio) TCP: P1.4M
Unit Area: 33.00sqm. (1br) TCP: P2.6]

 Stanford Suites and Destinations Hotel

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Stanford 2 Model Units

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Horizons -Upscale horizontal communities.    

Villas. Experience the warmth of home by living in a warm and thriving neighborhood with the charm of the sun-drenched Spanish Mediterranean coast  [Villas Lot Area: 150sqm.  TCP:  P3.9M
House and Lot (Marbella 2BR and 2T&B) Lot Area: 150sqm. Gross Area: 94.94sqm. TCP: P8.3M]

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Chateaux de Paris. Capturing the beauty and grandeur of the French Capital in a community of charming chateaus built around generous themed gardens.
[Chateaux de Paris Lot Area: 225sqm. TCP: P5.8M House and Lot (Louvre 3BR and 2T&B) Lot Area: 225sqm. Gross Area: 158.68sqm. TCP: P12.8M]

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Chateaux De Paris' Louvre house model

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Miami. Modern master homes are featured in this vibrant low-density community of large posh modern homes with lush tropical landscapes.  [Miami  Lot Area: 300sqm. TCP: P7.6M House and Lot (Delano 3BR and 3 T&B) Lot Area: 300sqm. Gross Area: 168.61sqm. TCP: P15.7M]

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Nirwana Bali is conceived to be a relaxing tropical community where the private and tranquil atmosphere will encourage to shed-off worries, allowing for a better quality of life. [Nirwana Bali Lot Area: 150sqm TCP: P2.4M House and Lot (Legian 3BR and 2T&B) Lot Area: 150sqm. Gross Area: 149.87sqm. TCP: P9.7M]

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Fairways  -Condominium suites built along the fairways with prime views of the greens.  

Golf View Terraces. Live here now. Play Golf. Enjoy the views. Ready-for Occupancy condominium suites built along the golf course affording prime views from each balcony.
[Golf View Terraces
Unit Area: 75.66sqm. (1br) TCP: P7.2M
Unit Area: 115.51sqm. (2br) TCP: P10.3M
Unit Area: 143.20sqm. (3br) TCP: P12.5M]
Note: *br- bedroom, *TCP- total contract price

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Best of all, any investment in a lot and/or condominium unit at South Forbes automatically entitles to a FREE MEMBERSHIP at the world-class, 18-hole South Forbes Golf and Leisure Club. Designed by Asia’s leading golf course designer – the International Management Group (IMG) – South Forbes features perfectly manicured fairways and treacherous sand and water formations amidst a naturally mountainous terrain to challenge your golf game.
Free golf membership.  Best of all, any investment in a lot and/or condominium unit at South Forbes automatically entitles to a FREE MEMBERSHIP at the world-class, 18-hole South Forbes Golf and Leisure Club. Designed by Asia’s leading golf course designer – the International Management Group (I
Lush and expansive greens, fresh air, nice game of golf

Of course, there was no question about the aesthetics, but I had other concerns and they were answered:

Amenities- I saw full features like swimming pool, basketball court, clubhouse and more! Since it was a Sunday, I noticed that there is even a space where Mass is held at Mallorca Villas.
Security- there were guards and they're even stricter in some of their higher end properties.
Climate- since it is near Tagaytay, cooler weather.
Accessible- in the highly coveted Silang-Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay growth corridor.
Trustworthy- from the prestigious Cathay Group of Companies.
Flood- baha na muna sa Manila bago abutin dito!
Wifi- PLDT daw ang malakas dito, if memory serves me right.
Water and Electricity- check!

Cathay Land, Inc., founded in 1994,  is under the Cathay Group of Companies. Sister companies include Cathay Metal Corporation, Cathay Pacific Steel Corporation (CAPASCO) , Eurotiles Industrial Corporation, Federal Hardware Builders Center, Ceramic Plaza and PC Express.

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Awards!

Cathay Land's prestige projects include-

  • REGENCY EXECUTIVE TOWN HOMES- 5.8 hectare, 690-unit subdivision in DasmariƱas, Cavite
  • The  DYNASTY TOWERS- 25-storey twin condominium buildings in Manila
  • ASTORIA PLAZA- 36-storey condominium building in Ortigas, Pasig City
  • ASTORIA BORACAY- luxurious 39 room beachfront property located at the premier part of Boracay Island - Station 1. Conveniently located near the shopping area, popular restaurants and bars
  • ASTORIA BOHOL- located on the shoreline of Barangay Taguihon in Baclayon (10 minutes away from Tagbilaran airport and 15 minutes from the boat ferry terminal), 7 kms from Tagbilaran Airport within short distance to Loboc River and Chocolate Hills
  • ASTORIA PALAWAN-  an eco-friendly Puerto Princesa resort situated on a 5 hectare mango orchard
  • The CAVITE LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PARK- in Silang, Cavite  
  • MONTICELLO- breathtaking homes amidst nature splendor in Tagaytay
  • MALLORCA VILLAS- your home, your paradise
  • SOUTH FORBES- the Promise of Life Redefined
That day was superbly awe-inspiring... I saw my dream houses! I can truly imagine myself living in Cathay Land's fantabulous community!

So if you are on the look out for smart condo units, luxury house and lots, affordable properties or your peaceful dwelling- it's Cathay Land! For more info, please visit www.mallorcavillasph.com (or call 635-8108) and www.southforbes.com www.facebook.com/southforbes/ (or call 635-7777). Thank you for reading!  :)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Waxing Made Beautiful with Belle La Peau

Hello po!
I remember during my college days. Neneng-nene pa ako nun. My look was very simple- I would only sometimes put face powder or lip gloss. Now in this modern times, our young ladies put high value on their appearance, very much kikay indeed!

Feeling ko nga kahit yung mas bata pa sa kin, tipong high school pa lang, mas magaling pang mag makeup kesa sa kin, hahaha! Even their eyebrows- on fleek!

Back then, waxing salons were unheard of, or if they were existing, I was unaware. To remove unwanted hair, I use the good ol' disposable razor. Cheap and works, but the stubble, ingrown, fast regrowth was a bummer.

Now our young women have specialty waxing salons to go to! These help them achieve well-groomed eyebrows, and smooth, hair-free skin, allowing them to flaunt in trendy clothes.

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Now if you are looking for THE BEST WAX YOU CAN GET, there is Belle La Peau for you!
Belle La Peau started in June 2013, and now they have 15 branches! BTW, Belle La Peau is French for Beautiful Skin.

THE BEST WAX YOU CAN GET, there is Belle La Peau for you! Belle La Peau started in June 2013, and now they have 15 branches! BTW, Belle La Peau is French for Beautiful Skin.
Front desk/ reception

Many months ago, I had already tried Belle La Peau SM North EDSA (which was their first branch) as a paying client. I am fully satisfied with the quality of service, procedure,  the products they applied and also the pretty ambiance.

Now I feel ecstatic to be invited as a beauty blogger as they celebrate the Grand Opening and dedication of their newest salon last October 15 in SM City San Lazaro!

They also had a store blessing for sister brand Dermcare, which is located on the opposite end of the same level.

dermcare store blessing

dermcare sm san lazaro

Actor and 3rd District of Manila Congressman Yul Servo graced the event. He is flanked by (to his left) Dermcare and Belle La Peau President & CEO Zenaida Palisoc and Bona Park.

Actor and 3rd District of Manila Congressman Yul Servo graced the event. He is flanked by (to his left) Dermcare and Belle La Peau President & CEO Zenaida Palisoc and Bona Park.

Catering for the guests. They are very generous as I saw that even some bystanders were able to partake of the food.

belle la peau grand opening day

The celebration's theme is Mardi Gras- with beads, glitters and masks.

belle la peau decor

October 13 was Belle La Peau SM San Lazaro's soft opening. Then for the Grand Opening Day, there was FREE underarm waxing for the first 100 customers! Yahoooo!

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Cute teddy bear.

The color purple is associated with royalty.

belle la peau branches
Lovely usherettes.

Fabulous sofa and decor befitting of a Princess.

inside the store of belle la peau

Professionally Furless posters.

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Products on display.
dermcare Products on display.

Belle La Peau SM San Lazaro hand washing area is also elegant.

Belle La Peau SM San Lazaro hand washing area is also elegant.

Belle La Peau machines, beauty equipment and sterilizer:

Belle La Peau machines, beauty equipment and sterilizer:


Salon capacity:
This branch can accommodate 15 clients.

Belle La Peau Area for facial.

belle la peau facial

Belle La Peau San Lazaro has 3 private rooms. Take a peek inside some of them:

belle la peau sm san lazaro branch

Here is where my session was held:

belle la peau sm san lazaro

Wax XXX Products and Promo.

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Wax XXX is Europe's #1 Anti- Ingrown Hair Set.

Wax XXX is Europe's #1 Anti- Ingrown Hair Set.

Wax XXX is exclusive in Dermcare/ Belle La Peau and they are the Philippines' exclusive distributor; they are also the sole franchisee of Wax XXX Academy for international-level training.

Wax XXX is a 5th generation wax made in Europe- formulated in and ingredients are from France. The founder is Singaporean.  Distributed from Singapore across Asia.

Wax XXX is exclusive in Dermcare/ Belle La Peau and they are Philippines' exclusive distributor; they are also the sole franchisee of Wax XXX Academy for international level training.   Wax XXX is a 5th generation wax made in Europe- formulated in and ingredients are from France. The founder is SIngaporean and it is distributed from SIngapore across Asia.

4 wax variants:

La Parfait Cire Rose (Perfect Pink) for short, coarse hair
La Parfait Cire Parfum (Perfect Scent) for fine, long hair
La Parfaite Cire de Riz (Rice Wax) for sensitive skin
La Parfait Cire Bleue (Perfect Blue) for long, coarse hair

Wax XXX Wax Types, La Parfait Cire Rose (Perfect Pink) for short, coarse hair  La Parfait Cire Parfum (Perfect Scent) for fine, long hair La Parfaite Cire de Riz (Rice Wax) for sensitive skin La Parfait Cire Bleue (Perfect Blue) for long, coarse hair
Wax XXX Wax Types as melted.

Wax XXX Skin Care 1 and 2 used before waxing, and 3 and 4 after waxing.
1 and 2 antiseptic and protection,
3 and 4 moisturizing and anti-irritant.

Wax XXX Skin Care used before waxing, and after waxing

Half leg using hot wax. With Wax XXX there is no cloth strip used.

Procedure:

1. Scoop hot wax using stick/spatula. Turn it round to make it cooler then spread the wax on skin.
2. Let it harden a bit and rip. Since it is the leg area, I felt no pain at all.
(Repeat process 1 and 2. You can't spread the entire wax all at once. It is only done per area.)
3. The waxed area looks noticeably whiter. It also doesn't feel sticky, but soft and smooth.
4. You can see the removed hair on the wax strip used.

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We also tried the blue wax but the waxing technician said the white (rice) wax removes my hair better. So I am more compatible with that variant. She also advised me some after care- for 6 to 8 hours NO wetting the area, application of cream or oil, massage or tight clothes. Doing so may aggravate the skin.

I am lucky that it was no less than the Filipina waxing core trainer herself who attended to me. Debbie, alongside the French and Singaporean, are the instructors to the international-standard waxing training.

belle la peau waxing

Belle La Peau Waxing Price List. Check out how affordable their services are!

Belle La Peau Waxing Price List

Thanks Belle La Peau for these Dermcare dream care skin products!

Dermcare Anti-Ageing Toner, Deep Facial Cleanser, 5-in-1 BB Cream, Skin Protection Day Cream, Whitening Black, Transparent Whitening, and Papaya Soap.
Dermcare Anti-Ageing Toner, Deep Facial Cleanser Lemon, 5-in-1 BB Cream, Skin Protection All Day Cream, Whitening Black, Transparent Whitening, and Papaya Soap.

More info can be found here- http://www.bellelapeau.com/ and @ bellelapeau on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For the best wax you can get, visit your nearest Belle La Peau branch!!! :)