Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I Want To Become Sample Room's Next Beauty Insider

Hello po! Whether young or old, rich or poor, EVERYONE loves FREEBIES, right? No exception was I, and when I heard about beauty boxes and free sampling, I joined the craze, availed myself some, and invited relatives and friends too!

I have been a Sample Room member way back February 2013- that was the year I started blogging! I know some people who are hesitant about beauty subscription boxes because, as they said, they do not want surprises or receiving something they DON'T need!

Now the good thing about Sample Room is you KNOW exactly what you want or need, and you know exactly what to order and what you'll get! As for me, I had obtained thru Sample Room fragrances, beauty stuff, skin care and makeup, hair care, health supplements, waxing services, among others!

How it Works?
Register to automatically get 100 Welcome points. Invite people and score additional points for successful referrals. Work smart within that 100 points and maximize the freebies availed. Pay only the shipping (depends on weight, starts at Php 100) and get the items totally FREE! Note that you can have a max of 3 items per shipment (and shipping is quite fast, too!) Try the products/ services and then make some quality reviews to get back the points spent plus incentive points. Wait until points are reflected then happy shopping with Sample Room again!

TIP: Check the site from time to time, and be FAST before sample stocks run out!

Now, if you are bitin with the 100 points, opt to buy VIP membership (with 1,000 points) at Php 649 and it is good for 2 months (after which the 1,000 points will expire). You will receive an exclusive welcome gift (the Burt's Bees lip gloss in this case). It enables you to get more luxurious stuff and other perks! It is worth every penny, bawing-bawi I tell you! Just look at all these freebies I scored!

I Want To Become Sample Room's Next Beauty Insider
All of these from a 2 month VIP membership at sampleroom.ph. I think I paid only Php 1,249 to get all these and the total would normally cost more than Php 5,000!

On times I encounter any concern, I just send them an e-mail and they reply promptly! I don't feel hassled at all! They also have online games and contests members can join. Ang saya lang.

I would really love to be part of Sample Room's beauty insider because I believe that this will give me joy and help me grow in the field of beauty blogging! A thing of beauty is a joy forever, as they say. And the reason why I started blogging in the first place, is to give HONEST feedback/ review of services or products that I bought or experienced!!! I am also adventurous and want to try the latest products or services, exciting innovations, whether from new companies or trusted brands and share them to the world!

#sampleroomph #srbeautyinsider

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Aqua Mineral First to Introduce SALT ROOMS in the Philippines!

Hello po! I am so glad to be finally invited to Aqua Mineral Blogger Event last May 15, 2016 at the Knightsbridge in Makati. Many years ago, our family was strolling in the mall (they used to have a kiosk back then in Mall of Asia), when we were invited to try their products. I remember the girl used Professional Nail Kit on one of my nails and the buffer made it shine with a healthy lustre. My mom ended up buying their best selling body scrub and the soap and I must say- these last a looong time.

Aqua Mineral Blogger Event last May 15, 2016 at the Knightsbridge in Makati.

Well, I think we are all familiar with Aqua Mineral. They have many booths in different malls and would often halt people and give out samples or trials of the products.

aqua mineral The beauty bloggers and Miss Tourism Philippines
Pinay beauty bloggers and Miss Tourism Philippines 

Aqua Mineral comes from the Dead Sea (also called Salt Sea) which is actually a LAKE. The Dead Sea's west is bordered by Israel and West Bank, and east is bordered by Jordan. It is the Earth's lowest elevation on land. Due to the unusually high saline concentration, anyone can easily float due to natural buoyancy.

Aqua Mineral's formulation is remarkable in that they are a perfect balance of innovative patented technologies, aromatic oils as well as vitamins, minerals, salts and Dunaliella Salina algae (this fascinating seaweed is a source of natural beta carotene) found in the wonder-working Dead Sea. Benefits- rejuvenate, recreate, heal, remedy, treat skin ailments like acne, psoriasis, etc!

Mr. Max Knyazer, Aqua Mineral COO gives his presentation
Mr. Max Knyazer, Aqua Mineral COO gives his presentation

Now the question always on my mind, why is Aqua Mineral expensive?

This is answered during the event. Aqua Mineral maintains itself as a high end, premium or luxury product. It doesn't try to be cheap. After all, wouldn't you choose a higher price but superior quality effective product vs a lower price but inferior quality disappointing product?

The minerals from the Dead Sea are like gold. They are a National treasure of Israel. Yes, there is a limit to the supply and once depleted- they're gone; hence their government's regulation of its procurement.

neil perez
Yours truly with muy simpatico Mr. Neil Perez- fellow Tondonian, police officer, actor and pageant winner of Mister International 2014! Yes, naakbayan ko siya, yiiiiiii!

There are other competitor brands, what makes Aqua Mineral different?

Aqua Mineral's biggest advantage is they are not just retailers, importers or distributors but they are actually the MANUFACTURER. Hence, one can be assured that they are able to come up with BEST price points with regards to purity and concentration of the active ingredients!

Aqua Mineral has a wide array of basic skin care, anti-aging, hair care and men's care including Infudra, 24K Gold (from Germany with Certification), Optima+, etc.

aqua mineral from the dead sea philippines branches

New offerings, latest announcement for 2016:
Natural Makeup, New Premium Products like hair removal, body spray, etc., New Patents, Franchising and More Events!!!

aqua mineral salt scrub testers

Products on display for our perusal/ trial

aqua mineral extensor, aqua mineral puffiness eraser,

I enjoyed a demo of their best seller salt scrub (which as I've said, I already use regularly before). I scrubbed it on dry hands til it emulsified then was rinsed off.  Lotion was applied after (absorbs fast completely on exfoliated skin). Super soft and fragrant it made my hands!

aqua mineral from the dead sea products, aqua mineral professional nail kit,

Founded in 2000, Aqua Mineral is the FIRST and most trusted brand of dead sea mineral based skin care products! Now they are the FIRST to bring you what has been enjoyed in Western countries for many years- SALT ROOMS!!!

aqua mineral philippines established, aqua mineral founded,
They promise that when you go in shop, after your session, come out ten years younger!

The concept of salt rooms was conceived and inspired by the hundred years old natural salt caves of Europe! The salt miners there are rarely, if never, sick.

inside aqua mineral salt room philippines

The whole world is clamoring for salt rooms or halo therapy centers as it is dubbed the new found elixir of health and is a recommended positive addition to regular medical care or as an alternative and complimentary healing method for various ailments and illnesses.

aqua mineral salt room century mall

Aqua Mineral embraces and celebrates the power of nature's oldest crystal! Aqua Mineral Salt rooms surface are virtually covered (using exclusive technology) in 3 kinds of salt- Dead Sea salt, sea salt and Himalayan salt, which all have unique health benefits!

Salt rooms provide a dry, sterile, anti-inflammatory environment. Salt therapy is safe, non-onvasive, naturally anti-inflammatory and enriched in negative ions. The more negative ions one is exposed to, he better, and more energized he/she feels!

Salt rooms provide a dry, sterile, anti-inflammatory environment. Salt therapy is safe, non-invasive, naturally anti-inflammatory and enriched in negative ions. The more negative ions one is exposed to, the better, and more energized he/she feels!

Thanks for the Aqua Mineral Nourishing Foot Cream and Velvet Touch Hand and Body Lotion Midnight Magic!

Aqua Mineral Nourishing Foot Cream and Velvet Touch Hand and Body Lotion

Check out Aqua Mineral's list of natural ingredients! These are paraben and SLS/SLES free, and not tested on animals!

 Aqua Mineral's list of natural ingredients! These are paraben and SLS/SLES free!

Aqua Mineral branches:
SM North "The Block" SM North "Annex" SM North "Main" Eastwood Mall SM City BF Homes
SM City South mall SM City Fairview SM City Pampanga SM City Clark SM Megamall Robinsons Galleria Robinsons Place Malate Trinoma Mall Newport Mall Glorietta 2 Glorietta 5 Alabang Town Center Fairview Terraces Gateway Mall Abreeza Davao SM Lanang Davao SM Matina Davao and more new locations coming up soon for your convenience.

Aqua Mineral Salt Room locations:
Century City Mall, Robinsons Malate, Gateway Mall.

For more info:
aqua@cosmetigroup.com.ph thru Facebook and Instagram: aquamineralph twitter: aquamineral_ph

Thanks for reading Aqua Mineral from the Dead Sea Breathe your way to Beauty! Have you tried Aqua Mineral too? I'd love to hear your experience in the comments below! :)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Doggone Crazy at Doggie Fun Fair 2016!

Hello po! Attending the Doggie Fun Fair Year 3 is like being in a doggie heaven or doggie paradise!!!
Canines of different breeds, shapes, and sizes with their fur-rents walking to and from the venue. How super nice! I want to pet them all!

dff schedule of activities
Pisceanrat is a media partner of DFF 2016

Our family has more than a dozen dogs (imported breeds and Aspins) and much more cats. They are very loving, loyal and nice stress relievers!

I have been first a cat lover. Since my childhood days, I'd pick up tiny stray kittens and carry them home. As I got older, I have also adopted some abandoned puppies and taken part in rescue of dogs. I maintain my belief that animals are sentient beings, with intelligence, feelings and souls.

Chance to win goodies! Some games were FREE to play while some games have participation/joining fee.
Doggie Fun Fair 3 last May 15 in Greenfield Central Park, Philippines

Sometimes, I would cook real food or bring catfood/ dogfood and give them to strays or to malnourished pets of impoverished owners. If only I were rich, no doubt I would build an animal sanctuary!

Let's take a look at the day's events here in DFF 3:

There were talks and raffles.

dff, max tiu,

I saw other Filipina animal bloggers here, but sayang I have left already when some of my friends in animal rescue came!

Long line, patok na patok ang FREE dry grooming, vaccination, vet consultation.

doggie fun fair freebies

Furbabies in strollers!

doggie fun fair activities

Cute Shih Tzus.

shih tzu

Dog groups booths, food and animal supplies selling area.

doggie fun fair

CARA and adopt a Laguna pitbull booth.

CARA and adopt a Laguna pitbull booth.

Chance to win goodies! Some games were FREE to play while some games have participation/ joining fee.

prada chihuahua, monge, special dog,
Prada the Chihuahua is not a prize, hehehe! She was sleeping but awoke when I took her picture!

My fave part is picture taking with the doggies:

animal blogger philippines, siberian husky,
The noble Siberian Husky- they stay in an air-conditioned place, and rarely subjected to heat like this day. It is pretty expensive to raise them because of their special needs!

pet blogger philippines, mini pinscher,
Sweet Miniature Pinscher Chloe! She is a celebrity dog and has been featured in news interviews, Rated K, Motorcycle Diaries, among others.

My take home:

Thank you Fur Paws for these Special Dog dogfood freebies, and Nutriscience for the stain remover sample!

Til next time! Thanks for reading my Doggie Fun Fair 2016 experience!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Cathy Valencia Makati's Star Studded Re-Opening and Blessing!

Hello po!!!  I was able to attend the star-studded Cathy Valencia Makati branch re-opening last April 16, 2016.

Cathy Valencia Advanced Skin Clinic is established last 2002, and is one of the most popular, trusted and leading chains of skin and aesthetic clinics in the country.

I was able to attend the star-studded Cathy Valencia Makati branch re-opening and Blessing last April 16, 2016.

Cathy Valencia Makati clinic Blessing.

Cathy Valencia clinic Blessing.
Photo taken from Cathy Valencia Facebook page
The complete address is G5 Prince Plaza II Bldg., Dela Rosa St. cor. Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines (near Greenbelt).

cathy valencia address is G5 Prince Plaza II Bldg., Dela Rosa St. cor. Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines (near Greenbelt).

Of course, I need to have a remembrance picture with these beauties, hehehe!

Left to right: Sheena Halili; yours truly; Founder, President and CEO Cathy Valencia-Lim; Sheree.
Left to right:
Actress Sheena Halili; yours truly; Founder, President and CEO Cathy Valencia-Lim; Viva Hot Babe Sheree. Julie Anne San Jose also came later that day.

Product Preview of Cathy Valencia Eternal Youth line.

Product Preview of Cathy Valencia Eternal Youth line.

cathy valencia branches

CV Eternal Youth comes in:

  • Lightening Cream- increases skin smoothness and cell vitality. It provides exceptional brightening benefits and fades the appearance of dark spots and discolorations. It also helps reduce the effects of daytime stressors, giving skin a luminous, even tone.
  • Anti-Aging Sunscreen Spf 50- a sunblock cream that stimulates DNA repair process after UV irradiation, and induces ECM biosynthesis. It reduces lines and wrinkles, redensifies and firms the skin, and increases skin smoothness. It also increases the concentration of NMF in the upper SC for 24 hours.
  • Soft Cream- a magnificent day and night age reversing cream leaves skin healthy, visibly younger-looking and wrinkle free. It seeks to aid cell repair and longevity, hydrates dead skin and rejuvenates skin cells, improving skin performance by 10 years, combats ageing by eliminating fine lines, restoring skin firmness and dullness, leaves skin visibly younger-looking and healthy, and also works wonders as an eye cream, improving overall skin quality for forever youthful skin.

Lightening Cream- increases skin smoothness and cell vitality. It provides exceptional brightening benefits and fades the appearance of dark spots and discolorations. It also helps reduce the effects of daytime stressors, giving skin a luminous, even tone. Anti-Aging Sunscreen Spf 50- a sunblock cream that stimulates DNA repair process after UV irradiation, and induces ECM biosynthesis. It reduces lines and wrinkles, redensifies and firms the skin, and increases skin smoothness. It also increases the concentration of NMF in the upper SC for 24 hours. Soft Cream- a magnificent day and night age reversing cream leaves skin healthy, visibly younger-looking and wrinkle free. It seeks to aid cell repair and longevity, hydrates dead skin and rejuvenates skin cells, improving skin performance by 10 years, combats ageing by eliminating fine lines, restoring skin firmness and dullness, leaves skin visibly younger-looking and healthy, and also

Wine, cheese, pizza, chocolates, cold cuts, and more! The food and refreshments table set up is pretty.

cathy valencia wine and cheese party

Let us have a mini tour inside the posh clinic, shall we?

Treatment rooms.

cathy valencia clinic tour


cathy valencia treatment room

Waiting room.

cathy valencia waiting room

Pictures of Cathy Valencia celebrity endorsers adorn the wall:

Cathy Valencia Advanced Skin Clinic has branches in Makati, White Plains, BGC The Fort, Greenhills, Timog, Alabang, Eastwood and Tokyo.

Dennis Trillo, James Yap, Sunshine Cruz, Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Erich Gonzales, Denise Laurel.

Dennis Trillo, James Yap, Sunshine Cruz, Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Erich Gonzales, Denise Laurel, cathy valencia,

Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Anthony John B. Samonte, M.D. I had a chat with him about beauty procedures and the beauty tourism in the country. He is also the Medical Director of Shinagawa.

Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Anthony John B. Samonte, M.D. I had a chat with him about beauty procedures and the beauty tourism in the country. He is also the Medical Director of Shinagawa.

For more info, please visit:
www.cathyvalencia.com
https://www.facebook.com/cathyvalenciacenter
https://www.instagram.com/cathyvalenciaofficial/
https://twitter.com/askcathyv
You may also call 91-CATHY.

Cathy Valencia Advanced Skin Clinic has branches in Makati, White Plains, BGC The Fort, Greenhills, Timog, Alabang, Eastwood and Tokyo.

I love to try Cathy Valencia Skin and Body Centre and Cedrix Slimming and Wellness srvices, Papaya Triple Whitening Soap, Overall Fairness Cream!

I'd love to try the services of Cathy Valencia Skin and Body Centre and Cedrix Slimming and Wellness, Papaya Triple Whitening Soap, and Whitening Plus Overall Fairness Cream! Thanks Cathy Valencia for these! And thank you guys for reading! :)