Thursday, July 27, 2017

Top 7 Reasons to Attend the FIRST Ever Philippines' Integrative Health and Wellness Summit: The Good Life

Hello po! Now more than ever, this generation is being conscious about health and lifestyle choices. This awakening has led to a revolution, ranging from people going vegan to adopting ancient practices!

Top 7 Reasons to Attend the FIRST Ever Philippines' Integrative Health and Wellness Summit: The Good Life
L-R: Lady, Ermi, Jay, Sheryl, Dr. Cherry, Rina, Mae, Mylin, Nathan.

Welcome to THE GOOD LIFE!

It's the Philippines' First Integrative Health and Wellness Summit happening on August 12 and 13, 2017, from 9 AM to 9 PM, at the Hall 3 SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay. It aims to give the public the best choices to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

THE GOOD LIFE!  It's the Philippines' First Integrative Health and Wellness Summit. Happening on August 12 and 13, 2017, from 9 AM to 9 PM, at the Hall 3 SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay. It aims to give the public the best choices to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Conference

With the aim to inspire and educate, this is the venue to learn how to start, achieve and maintain a healthy, stress-free, and happy lifestyle! Experts in the field of medicine, alternative healing modalities, nutrition, fitness, and oriental approach to wellness deliver enlightening back-to-back talks for two whole days.

Expo

The Good Life 2017, the 1st Philippine Health, Wellness & Wholeness Summit is a first of its kind in the country, putting focus on healthy lifestyle – giving the public choices in food and nutrition, healing and wellness, beauty, medicine and supplements, healing through technology, exercise and fitness.


Topics> Day 1: Spiritual / Mental- Meditation, Mindfulness, Life's Meaning and Purpose, Attitudinal Healing, Depression, Mental Health, Social Media Mental Health, Happiness; and Day 2: Emotional / Physical- Inner Healing, Life Balance, Food and Nutrition, Physical Movements, Traditional Healing Approaches, Functional Medicine, Medical Milestones, Energy Healing.
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Day 1: Spiritual / Mental- Meditation, Mindfulness, Life's Meaning and Purpose, Attitudinal Healing, Depression, Mental Health, Social Media Mental Health, Happiness; and Day 2: Emotional / Physical- Inner Healing, Life Balance, Food and Nutrition, Physical Movements, Traditional Healing Approaches, Functional Medicine, Medical Milestones, Energy Healing.

This event features both a summit and an expo. The entrance to the expo is FREE when you pre-register HERE, but seats for the summit is sold separately. The conference tickets are affordable (Buy 1 day access for Php 600, or better yet get the two-day pass for more savings, only Php 800 good for 2 days), and you can get tix thru marketing@healthandwellnesssummit.ph



Here is what to look forward to during The Good Life Summit: 


1. Learn the secrets to better health - the holistic approach!

2. Shop and enjoy- the trade exhibit or the expo will gather under one roof a rich and diverse selection of products – from established brands to items from start-up, home-based entrepreneurs, services that promote a holistic approach to health, fitness, diet and well-being.

3. Conference- workshop and back-to-back talks from experts, opening a platform for learning and engagement.

4. Freebies (check out The Good Life Social Media)!

5. Giveaways / Raffles (18k Gold Jewelry, trip to Hong Kong or overnight at One Tagaytay for 2, sounds good, ya?)

6. Gain new friends and meet like-minded people.

7. Be inspired!


Here's what transpired during the exclusive preview held last July 25, 2017 at The Zen Institute Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

Lifestyle / Health and wellness bloggers and guests were treated to an experiential afternoon focusing on the 4 Pillars of Wellness: Spiritual, Mental, Emotional and Physical.

There was Opening Activity, Centering.

Sharing / Input from TGL Teachers.

Mindfulness as a Way to Wellness by Jay Batoon.
- I agree when he said that money is not the root of all evil, for if that is your thinking you will never receive abundance. What is evil, rather, is the insatiable desire of more money.

Nathan De Leon on the microphone, seated from left to right: Ermie Estialbo, Jay,and Robin Choi of Global Obla.
Nathan De Leon on the microphone, seated from left to right: Ermi Estialbo, Jay,and Robin Choi of Global Obla.

Dr. Cherry Raneses on relationship of unhealthy emotions to illness.
-Also discussed WFAST and organs.

Dr. Cherry Raneses on Physical Wellness. -WFAST connection with body organs.

Rina Samson on Kinesiology, muscle testing.
-Just by touching, she determined blood pressure, sugar, body water content, etc.

Rina demonstrating on Lady Mataya-Dapat, Marketing Director of Adventist Medical Center Manila.
Rina demonstrating on Lady Mataya-Dapat, Marketing Director of Adventist Medical Center Manila.

Dr. MJ Torres, Owner and Medical Director, The Zen Institute, talking beauty, about the clinic and services.

Dr. MJ Torres, Owner and Medical Director, The Zen Institute, talking beauty, about the clinic and services

Mae Seracarpio on Healing Through Relationships.
-Does love heal or hurt, workshop on releasing hormones.

Mae Seracarpio on Healing Through Relationships. -Does love heal or hurt, workshop on releasing hormones.

Tea ceremony by Sheryl Ebon Martinez of Teavolution.
-We got to know more about her experience, proper tea and its appreciation. Served was Oolong variety. It was so fragrant and the taste was exquisite.

Tea ceremony by Sheryl Ebon Martinez of Teavolution.

Snacks are the uber delectable gluten free brownies and cucumber, lemon, tarragon and peppermint infused water from Ohm Cafe, and lunch was yummy vegetarian food from Healthy Bites of Adventist Medical Center Manila. I was so happy that finally, here's an event where meat-free dishes were served!

gluten free brownies and cucumber lemon tarragon and peppermint infused water from Ohm Cafe, and lunch was yummy vegetarian food from Healthy Bites of Adventist Medical Center Manilagluten free brownies and cucumber lemon tarragon and peppermint infused water from Ohm Cafe, and lunch was yummy vegetarian food from Healthy Bites of Adventist Medical Center Manila

Thanks to The Good Life and kind sponsors!

The Zen Institute, SHYN for the skin care set, MX3 Coffee, Sweet & Fit Stevia, Global Ocean Best Leader Associates Korea for 7 Days Mask, Nyogi, Coco Line.
The Zen Institute, SHYN for the skin care set, MX3 Coffee, Sweet & Fit Stevia, Global Ocean Best Leader Associates Korea for 7 Days Mask, Nyogi, Coco Line.

The Good Life is organized by:

JEM Concepts, Events & Marketing Services. JEM produces, organizes, conceptualizes spectacular and meaningful special events, with the belief in one common goal: Jaunty, Efficacious and Marketable. It is also the first names of the Partners: James (Nathan) De Leon, Ermi Estialbo and Mylin Gilbuela.

Thanks for reading! I will surely be attending the Good Life 2017, the Philippines' First Health, Wellness & Wholeness Summit. Hope to catch you there and let us know more about "Health, Wellness and Wholeness in the Digital World"! :)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Shocking Effect of Dermax Glow Glutathione

Hello po! I know there are tons of glutathione supplements out there in the market today, and this is my review of GLOW Glutathione by Dermax Professional and the effect that absolutely surprised me!

The Shocking Effect of Dermax Glow Glutathione

GLOW is made in the Philippines. The price for a bottle of 30 capsules is Php 1, 400. I take it with breakfast. Details and ingredients:

skinstation glow glutathione capsule, ingredients, price,
500 mg Glutathione, ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid), Vitamin C. 

Now GLOW capsules provide remarkable benefits:

1. Prevents hangover

2. Cure for fatty liver

3. Immune system booster - I hardly got sick while taking it, prevented me from catching colds.

4. Anti-oxidant

5. Detoxifier

6. Anti-aging

7. Lightening and glow of the skin - but of course for faster and more pronounced whitening effects, try IV glutathione- injection / drip. SkinStation offers gluta push! You can even choose gluta cocktails like gluta with Vitamin C, Collagen, Placenta, L-Carnitine. I haven't tried it though.

dermax glow glutathione review
The pictures under natural lightening (not 100% accurate since taken at not the same times of the day) and under fluorescent light. Take note that I love basking in sunlight and was not applying whitening lotion during this time. But I feel it has maintained and improved the fairness of skin tone.

8. And what amazed me the most- it helped normalize my period! Being "irregular", I would go to OB-Gynes, and they would give me pills just so I could get my AF (Aunt Flo or dalaw) back.

I remember a dermatologist before, we consulted during the Church medical mission, she is machika and she related that there had been TTC (trying to conceive) couples who finally found success when both of them got regular glutathione shots!

So there you have it guys, thanks for reading my review of GLOW! It's available in Dermax, SkinStation and Blushing Beauty skin clinics. May mga promo din often so you can get better deals! :)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Take A Day Off and Be Pampered at New Unimart's Ooh La Lash, Hey Sugar and Nailaholics

Good news! For our frens in the vicinity of Greenhills, the ultimate pampering strip is now open in the New Unimart! You don't have to go far since  Hey Sugar, Nailaholics and Ooh La Lash are adjacent to each other! The place is so cool and fresh, ready to serve your beautification needs- be it lashes, waxing, nails and more!

Greenhills, the ultimate pampering strip is now open in the New Unimart! You don't have to go far since  Hey Sugar, Nailaholics and Ooh La Lash are adjacent to each other! The place is so cool and fresh, ready to serve your beautification needs- be it lashes, waxing, nails and more!

I was so happy to get invited to the Grand Opening of R2 Group of Companies' newest stores at the Mezzanine level of Unimart last July 14, 2017 (the soft launch was July1 / 2). Being stressed and all, I believe I truly deserve a whole day of pampering.

I was so happy to get invited to the Grand Opening of R2 Group of Companies' newest stores last July 14, 2017 (the soft launch was July1 / 2).
Friendly and well-trained aestheticians/technicians in their respective uniforms

What I like about Hey Sugar, Nailaholics and Ooh La Lash, aside from high quality products and value-added services, is their adherence to safety. Find out more about my experience:

First stop, Nailaholics. I will be getting leg waxing at Hey Sugar later, so I should have this footspa/mani/pedi done first, because mag-oopen pores after wax. Last will be extensions at Ooh La Lash!

Nailaholics, Beach Vacation in the City


Nailaholics, Beach Vacation in the City

Upon entering, the salon is very fragrant and one is immediately enticed by the ambiance- like an island getaway. As if that isn't enough, instrumental music is plugged, conducive to sleeping - errr I mean relaxing.

nailaholics unimart greenhills

Nailaholics' staff are well-trained and really courteous, checking every now and then if you are comfy, if you are okay or hurt while they make kutkot the nails (the sides of nails on my toe is kinda deep, tmi, Ikr!), and they thank you after they are done with the service.

Jenny and Kristelle had accommodated me that day and they did an efficient service.

nailaholics review


FOOT SPA / PEDI
- The process includes, to the best of my remembrance: soak, buff with paddle, green scrub, rinse, towel dry, removal of old polish with acetone, file, push cuticle, cutting or shaping the sides with nipper, cleaning the undernails, buffing nails with block, lotion and massage, base, color, top coat.

MANI
- The steps as I recall: spray sanitizer, nailcutter, file, push cuticle, drop cuticle softener, cut shape with nipper, buff with block, spray sanitizer, clean undernails, lotion, massage, spray sanitizer, wipe, towel, base, color, top coat.

Of course, I am sure you are aware that the tools used in Nailaholics are sanitized!

nailaholics foot spa, manicure, pedicure,
Tada! Beautiful colored nails give a touch of class to the look!


Hey Sugar, The Sweetness of Naturals


hey sugar unimart greenhills

My fave design, however, is in Hey Sugar. I am drawn to the concept- it is really pretty and dainty, with flowers, pastels, and all cutesy stuff. Rooms also have Princess-y names like Anne, Kaitlin, Chloe, Sophie.

hey sugar review
Aside from 4 private rooms, there is the common area for services like brow threading.

Hey Sugar is proud of utilizing natural, skin-friendly materials- cornstarch, VCO, organic thread, and the wax is made of kalamansi, sugar and water.

I like that my aesthetician that day, Acel, has that tamang chika, to make me feel at ease. Lively pop music is also played throughout.

Half leg waxing- from the mid kneecaps to feet. The process requires powdering the area with cornstarch, waxing proper, threading the stubborn short hair, then lie on your tummy coz the back will be waxed, and then same steps. A soothing massage with VCO finally to calm your senses.

 Half leg waxing- from the mid kneecaps to feet. The process requires powdering the area with cornstarch, waxing proper, threading the stubborn short hair, then lie on your tummy coz the back will be waxed, and then same steps. A soothing massage with VCO finally to calm your senses.

This is the brow threading results. Goodbye unruly brows hehehe! I can never replicate its precision with just shaving.

Hey Sugar, The Sweetness of Naturals
I love that their brow threading is more lasting compared to those I have tried before. About 2 weeks before any re-growth!


Ooh La Lash, Lash Experts


Ooh La Lash, Lash Experts, unimart,

Firstly, before the lash extension procedure, you have to choose the number, length, and the curve of lashes. For this day, I chose Diva, #11 lashes, C curve.

Now I know that some people may be hesitant about lash extensions due to health and eyesight safety issues, but the best part is, the materials Ooh La Lash uses- like the mink lashes and glue- are FDA approved! Now it's sure to be the best thing to give one peace of mind.

Ooh La Lash utilizes synthetic mink lashes. Pag natural or real,  hindi mo alam san galing, fren.

lash extension process, what to expect,

This branch has 6 cubicles. Dig the Hawaiian/luau vibe. The background music is also relaxing instrumental.

ooh la lash review

Ooh La Lash boasts of lash expertise- the ladies have been trained for 30 days, making their trials on about 50 people! Dami ha! The one who handled me that day was Rizza, and she is very knowledgeable.

 Drape towel over my body, head massage, facial massage with oil, eye collagen patch, primer, tape undereye and eyelids, application of lash extensions, afterwards electric fan to freshen after the process, put oil then arm and hand masage, back massage.

This are the steps as I listed them:

Drape towel over my body, head massage, facial massage with oil, eye collagen patch on undereyes, primer, tape eyelids, application of lash extensions, afterwards electric fan to my face to freshen after the process is finished, finally put oil then arm and hand massage, back massage.

Yes I shut my eyes tight but there had been a bit of sting near the end, it is to be expected. Even in my experience with other salons may hapdi. It is said to be from singaw or fume from the adhesive, and not from the glue itself. It is tolerable, and lasted a short while.

Winner naman ang complimentary massage! This is my third time to try lash extensions. The first two are in different salons, but only here in Ooh La Lash, may pa-massage si Mayor!

The service itself is around 1 hour, and the lash extensions can last from 3 weeks to 1 month, depending on how you care for it.

The results--- bongga! Dyosa lashes! As of this writing, it had been two weeks, yet my eyes are still doll-like with lush lashes. There was minimal fall outs and they are still straight.

ooh la lash diva, 11, c,
When the expected life span of the lash extensions is reached (which is a month), I love that these 
fabulash already go off without the need for yanking! Therefore, no ouch and no icky look with gaps on your peepers! It must be the magic of their adhesive.

Promos, promos, promos!

  • Hey Sugar - WIN IPhone 7, 3 winners, runs from June 10 to September 30, 2017.
  • Nailaholics - WIN 5D/4N in London for 2, runs from June 1 to September 30, 2017.
  • Ooh La Lash - FREE castor oil, runs from June 19 to September 19, 2017
  • plus many more freebies at their social media pages!
To celebrate the Grand Opening at Unimart, from July 15 to 31, 2017, clients can score free manicure for every pedicure (just show the FB coupon/post), free eyebrow threading (share and accumulate likes for the post), and  eyelash extensions are at 50% off!

Nailaholics, Hey Sugar and Ooh La Lash for my Morocco Argan Oil, Faby Power, Orly hydrating creme, and Elgon and Schwarzkopf hair products!
Thank you Nailaholics, Hey Sugar and Ooh La Lash for my Morocco Argan Oil, Faby Power, Orly hydrating creme, and Elgon and Schwarzkopf hair products!

Please check out this related POST! It's definitely a must read and will help you gain knowledge about benefits of organics, prolonging lifespan of your polish, and everything to know about lash extensions! :)

Must Know On Organic Beauty, Nail Expertise and Lash Extensions!!!

Hello po! Here are some info on popular grooming methods these days, in particular, this is all about the benefits of organic waxing, prolonging the life of your newly done manicure/pedicure, and what to do/expect before getting lash extensions!

 If you have any questions or are searching for more details about these procedures or services, then get your answers here!

new unimart ooh la lash hey sugar nailaholics


5 Reasons Why You Should Go for Organic Beauty Products and Services


Most people tend to forget that the skin is the body’s biggest organ.

And just like any organ, the skin needs a certain amount of care for it to stay healthy and function properly. The thing is, people think that they are doing their skin good by applying certain products or having particular services done on regular basis. In some degree this can be true. However, fact of the matter is, most beauty products—including those used in some of the most regular beauty services you get—contain chemicals that do more harm to the skin (and the rest of the body) than good.

hey sugar unimart

Common knowledge is that anything we apply on our skin eventually ends up in our bloodstream. And for this reason, more and more people are now opting for all-natural and organic beauty options.
On an average, four out of ten people readily seek out organic products. But if you’re part of the six still on the fence,

here are the top reasons why you should make the switch to organics:

1. Less health risks

As said before, most of the beauty products available in the market today contain a standard cocktail of chemicals, which do more harm your skin than good. This, combined with exposure to harmful pesticides and preservatives used on the food sold in supermarkets, can give rise to a number of diseases.

2. Lower exposure to allergens

The chemicals commonly used in beauty products, whether to strengthen its effects or extend shelf life, can cause skin irritation and trigger allergies, particularly for those with sensitive skin.
Organic products may seem less effective compared to their chemical counterparts, but are gentler on the skin and has no adverse effects.

3. Helps nourish your skin

Organic and all-natural beauty products are all plant-based. Meaning, the main ingredients used in these products come from directly from plants or parts of plants and come with nourishing power. In the same way that you are advised to eat your fruits and vegetables regularly to keep the rest of your body healthy, putting on all-natural products on the skin will definitely help supply it with much-needed vitamins and minerals to boost its health.

4. Better quality products

There’s a lot of effort and detail that goes into the production of an all-organic, product, if only because they want to encourage more people to see the benefits of going chemical-free.

5. (Almost) Painless Regimen

Waxing is arguably one of the most tedious and painful beauty regimens anyone has to go through, but through organic options—particularly sugar wax, which wraps thoroughly around the hair and allow for a cleaner pull, pain is greatly reduced.

This is where Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon comes in to save the day! Using only 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax— you get a gentler but more effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

 5 Reasons Why You Should Go for Organic Beauty Products and Services

With its recent opening in the newly renovated Unimart in Greenhills Shopping Center – Hey Sugar keeps on sharing the “organic way of life” to more and more people in the Metro!
Drop by Hey Sugar Unimart and expect a clean and inviting waxing haven and leave it all to the hands of expert aestheticians trained to deliver the best sugar waxing services.

Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon currently has 25 locations nationwide, including in UP Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM Bicutan, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Bacolod, SM Calamba, Harbor Point, and their newest branch Hey Sugar Unimart Greenhills. To know more, follow them on facebook.com/HeySugarWaxingPh, Twitter.com/HeySugarPhils and Instagram.com/HeySugarPhils. For bookings, contact:  0936-642-0530.


The Country’s Nail Experts Arrives in Unimart Greenhills


I'm pretty sure my ladies can relate- nothing ruins a relaxing trip to the nail salon than having your perfectly painted nails chip or smear after that final coat was painstakingly painted on. So here are some tips from the pros at the newly opened Nailaholics Unimart at Greenhills!

nailaholics new unimart greenhills


how to extend the life of your mani/pedi:


  • Make sure your nails are moisturized before getting your manicure. Hydrated nail beds cause less nail breakage and chips. 
  • Always use a base coat before painting colour on. This protects your nails from staining and also acts as a great adhesive for the polish ensuring lasting colour. 
  • Apply thin coats of polish with every stroke. It dries quickly and doesn’t cause bubbles. 
  • Wait a couple of minutes between each coat to make sure the nail polish adheres properly to its base. 
  • A horizontal swipe across the tip of your nails after your final coat, along the edge, seals the colour in and protects your nails against chipping. 
  • If you’re rushing, dip your tips in ice cold water to harden the nail polish quicker. 
  • To extend the life (and shine) of your manicure, apply really thin coats of topcoat every other day. 
  • Be sure to wear gloves while doing the dishes—water expands the nail bed and causes nail polish to chip. 
  • Cuticle oil helps freshen up your manicure and moisturize your hand. 
  • Be careful when applying skin care products. Certain types can cause nail polish to dull and discolour like sunscreen and mosquito repellents. 
how to extend the life of your mani/pedi:


Make sure to keep in mind these very helpful insider tips from Nailaholics’ expert nail technicians! Better yet, get them first-hand and visit Nailaholics Unimart located at the Mezzanine Level of Unimart Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City. To book your appointments today, contact 0956-846-2352.

Let’s Talk Lashes: Ooh La Lash Shares What You Need to Know Before Getting Lash Extensions


Always dreamed of waking up with beautiful, long, thick lashes? Have you already had countless debates with yourself whether it’s a great idea to finally get lash extensions?  [I know I do!] Whatever your thoughts and reasons are, Ooh La Lash, the country’s most trusted lash extensions salon, shares the essential things you need to know to help you decide and finally go for that beautiful lashes you’ve been dreaming of!

caring for lash extensions


Lash Extensions or some may call it ‘lash extenders’ are individual strands of synthetic lashes attached to your natural lashes one by one using special glue. They could be the best gift given to some of us who were not born lucky enough to have long, gorgeous, thick lashes. Since applying false lashes everyday can prove to be a painstaking daily beauty episode (not to mention the messy glue application), opting for a safer, more convenient and more natural looking choice is definitely the wiser move! Here are tips according to lash experts at Ooh La Lash!

Preparations needed before lash extensions:


  1. Make sure to cleanse your eyes and remove any eye makeup or product applied as it may interfere with the adhesives and may cause reaction.
  2. Make sure you don’t have the following conditions: Conjunctivitis, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Styes, Alopecia, Blepharitis or if your are undergoing chemotherapy.
  3. You cannot have eyelash extensions if you have had an eye operation/eye surgery within the last 6 months.
  4. If you have scarring to the eye area, eyelash extension service should be performed 6 months after the scarred area has been healed.
  5. Contact lenses cannot be worn before and directly after the eyelash extension service.
  6. If you wear glasses, don’t forget to bring these with you so the lash technician can make sure there is room for your lashes to grow.
  7. Lastly, don’t forget to inform the lash technician if you suffer with claustrophobia or have any neck problems. They are well-trained and capable of answering any concern you may have.

You’d be surprised to know that there are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to lash extensions. At Ooh La Lash, you have the freedom to choose your curl, length and thickness. Go for Light and Natural (30-50 lashes)  for natural-looking lashes that would go unnoticed,  Classic  (51-85 lashes)  that’s has the perfect length and curl to add oomph to your everyday look,  Diva (86-130 lashes) for voluminous lashes with ultimate curl and length that scream va va voom! and Vixen (Unlimited lashes) for long and beaut-full lashes to die for.

Do lash extensions hurt? 

Generally, it is not a painful process but it may be uncomfortable to some since they would have to close their eyes for almost an hour –But hey! As they say, “tiis ganda”. However, once you see the results – any feeling of discomfort goes away.  It would be best to consult the lash experts at Ooh La Lash to asses which kind of extensions are best for your lashes. Some might have thin lashes that may be too weak to carry a heavier extension.

If you still have any hesitations by now, it would be best to know that all products and materials used by Ooh La Lash are FDA-approved and are safe and globally-accepted and all lash technicians are certified by TESDA.

preparations before getting lash extensions


How to care for newly ‘vamped’ lashes:

FOR THE FIRST 48 HOURS AFTER THE SERVICE

  1. Avoid wetting your lashes.
  2. Avoid swimming or exposure to heat.
  3. Do not apply oil-based creams and lotions on or around your eyes.
  4. Do not apply eye or lash makeup.
  5. Avoid eyelash tinting, perming or chemical eyelash treatments.
  6. Avoid sleeping on side or stomach.

AFTER THE 48 HOURS

  1. Avoid excessive exposure to heat or steam when swimming, showering or exercising.
  2. Avoid rubbing your eyes and do not pick or pull your extensions as it might pull off your natural lashes.
  3. Avoid using oil based makeup remover as it can weaken the adhesives and might cause your lashes to fall off fast.
  4. If you choose to wear mascara, strictly buy the water-based type.
  5. Do not use eyelash curlers.

The only ‘danger’ in getting lash extensions is that you might become addicted! After giving it a shot, it’s possible to want them all the time. Usually they are supposed to last three to four weeks and from there you can get them filled in.  Ooh La Lash also offers Special Lash Services that’s perfect for any type of extension you may have.

Finally made up your mind to get one? Get excellent lash and brow services in a stylish and cozy way! Head onto Ooh La Lash’s newest branch at Unimart, Greenhills, San Juan at the Mezzanine Level and let their expert lash technicians do the magic! Visit http://oohlalash.com.ph/ for more details!

r2 group of companies ultimate pampering, visit Hey Sugar, Nailaholics and Ooh La Lash! :)
Thanks R2 Group of Companies (behind these salons) for my footspa/mani/pedi, lash extensions and brow threading/leg waxing! I am thrilled to have received caring service at the hands of experts!

You can check out my adventure during the New Unimart Grand Opening HERE. Thank you for reading the tips! For the ultimate pampering, visit Hey Sugar, Nailaholics and Ooh La Lash! :)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Natural Healing with Atienza Naturale in Malunggay and Turmeric V-Caps!

Hello po! With the unhealthy lifestyle of today, outside forces that we cannot control like pollution, plus hereditary factors that we have to consider, it is imperative that we take good care of our health and well-being so we can make the most of our lives.

Fortunately, Mother Earth has supplied us with all the amazing plantation that can heal us and prevent many dreaded diseases. Plus when it is combined with science, the results are nothing short of miraculous.

Natural Healing with Atienza Naturale in Malunggay and Turmeric

Introducing Atienza Naturale. Manilenas like me are very familiar with the Atienza's, with Mayor Lito once having led the nation's capital and beautifying it back then. And of course, what Pinoy doesn't know Kuya Kim Atienza- Showtime, Matanglawin at TV Patrol- Buhay ay Weather Weather Lang?!

atienza naturale malunggay details

Last July 1, 2017 in Santiago Filipino Restaurant in Katipunan, Quezon City, we came to know more about Atienza Naturale.

Atienza Naturale, a 100% Filipino-owned company was established in 2011 by founder Evelina Atienza. They are guided by the principles of the Value of Life. Their mission is to provide high quality yet affordable dietary supplements and skin care products.

Delivering their talk in front of Pinoy health and lifestyle bloggers, Ms. Angela Lei Atienza Valdepeñas taught us about the company while Dr. Rainier Neri Mozo lectured us the scientific aspect- regarding their controlled studies.
Delivering their talk in front of Pinoy health and lifestyle bloggers, Ms. Angela Lei Atienza Valdepeñas shared with us info about the company and its products, while Dr. Rainier Neri Mozo lectured us on the scientific aspect- regarding their controlled studies.

Atienza Naturale Malunggay

Malunggay has gained tremendous popularity in recent time. Before we would only think of it as ingredient to tinola and other uses, but now we view it with much admiration.

After all, Gram-for-gram, Malunggay (Moringa oleifera) leaves contain:
9x more Iron than Spinach
7x more Vitamin C than Oranges
4x more Vitamin A than Carrots
4x more Calcium than Milk
4x more Fiber than Oats
3x more Potassium than Bananas
2x more Protein than Yogurt

Benefits of Malunggay:
  • Immense nutritional value. Great source of Vitamin A, B-Vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron and phosphorus. What’s more, the leaves are rich in sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine.
  • High in potent antioxidants Vitamins A, C and E, it can diminish wrinkles and fine lines associated with aging.
  • Malunggay is an anti-tumor plant which may help prevent the onset of various chronic diseases like arthritis, cancer and heart and kidney diseases.
  • Malunggay can help lower blood pressure, aid in relieving pain caused by rheumatism, headache and migraines.
  • Internal organs are said to benefit from malunggay, good for treating liver and spleen problems and for joint pains.
  • Helps promote good eyesight and digestion. It may also provide help in cases of scurvy, asthma and earache.
  • Malunggay is a proven Galactogogue, valuable for lactating women as it helps stimulate milk production for feeding babies.
Malunggay in Reasearch
  • Malunggay has been extensively studied by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology with a stamp of approval and recommendation. 
  • In 2014, physicians at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) – Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC)’s Department of Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Unit embarked on a landmark study presenting the potential use of malunggay as a natural alternative to standard preparations used for lowering and regulating blood sugar.  To ensure that the malunggay in the study was administered in standardized doses, the research team opted to use Atienza Naturale Malunggay Capsules, as it featured the purest form of the herb in a medium that could be taken conveniently. According to Doctors Rainier Neri Mozo and Imelda Caole-Ang, an extract derived from malunggay was instrumental in reducing Hemoglobin A1c, a key indicator in the level of blood glucose, in a control group of 60 patients at the OMMC.  The study showed a mean reduction of 0.6% in the blood glucose of involved patients after regular dosage of malunggay capsules. 

 July 1, 2017 in Santiago Filipino Restaurant in Katipunan, Quezon City, Philippines, we came to know more about Atienza Naturale.  Atienza Naturale, a 100% Filipino-owned company was established in 2011 by founder Evelina Atienza. They are guided by the principles of the Value of Life. Their mission is to provide high quality yet affordable dietary supplements and skin care products.

Atienza Naturale Turmeric

When we say Turmeric, in Tagalog it is known as luyang dilaw. I have an aunt who is a cancer survivor and she turned to organic stuff, including guyabano and turmeric, to fight the disease. Turmeric is also useful in cooking, while in the province, it's utilized as a medicine by the albularyo (herbalist).

Turmeric is a very common herb. Often referred to as the “Queen of Spices,” its main characteristics are a pepper-like aroma, sharp taste and golden color.

Turmeric is also loaded with many healthy nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. Due to all these factors, turmeric is often used to treat a wide variety of health problems.

According to the Journal of the American Chemical Society, turmeric contains a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Benefits of Turmeric:

  • MAGIC Cure- Improves brain function and lowers risk of brain disease.
  • Neurodegenerative conditions improvement-  Turmeric has also been studied to prevent or slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease which is a leading cause of dementia. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of curcumin is generally believed to cause various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Anti-inflammatory- With the compound called Curcumin that can be beneficial for people suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.
  • Cardiovascular conditions treatment- Compounds in turmeric help to lower low-density lipoprotein, or bad cholesterol levels and prevent cholesterol from building plaque on blood vessel walls. Turmeric can also prevent platelets from clumping together, which may reduce the risk of blood clots.
  • Cancer prevention- Turmeric’s preventive effects may relate to its antioxidant properties which protect cells from damage to help prevent or aid in the treatment of several types of cancers, including prostate, breast, skin and colon cancer. Intensive research is still ongoing for Turmeric’s anti-cancer properties.
  • Diabetes prevention- Studies have shown that curcumin may provide ideal intervention for Type 2 diabetes capable of mitigating characteristic pathophysiological hallmarks of the disease such as elevated blood sugar and insulin resistance. According to clinical research, curcumin has glucose lowering effect and improves fatty acid oxidation and utilization. 
atienza naturale turmeric details

One can easily buy moringa and turmeric at the marketplace. Heck, we have our own malunggay tree in front of our dwelling. But they have explained why it's better to choose them in capsule form - in veggie caps, no less, by Atienza Naturale.

It's because not only is Atienza Natural capsules more convenient, we can be assured of the potency and purity of the malunggay and turmeric. If one just randomly picks and prepares the plant by himself, he has to be aware of certain issues. Did you know that heat can destroy some of the active compounds, and lead in acid rain can contaminate the tree?

Here is what you need to know about the Atienza Naturale difference:


  • The products are encapsulated in V-Caps (veggie capsules), not animal-based substances.
  • All natural.
  • Not in oil form. Atienza Naturale comes in 500 mg of pure and fresh malunggay leaves / 500 mg of pure and fresh curcuma longa powder.
  • Chemical-free.
  • Claims backed up with research / studies.
  • FDA approved.

atienza naturale turmeric benefits
Malunggay The Wonder Gulay. We feel Terrific with Turmeric.


atienza naturale malunggay benefits
All you need is Malunggay! Turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant with Bioactive Compounds! Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that damages the cells causing health problems while Bioactive Compounds have medicinal properties that may help in the treatment of some conditions.

More things I learned:
  • According to statistics, leading cause of mortality in the Philippines is still cardiovascular diseases.
  • No Approved Therapeutic Claim is stamped even though there are already studies validating the efficacy, because it is not a medicine or cure.
  • One should allow 3 months of testing to know if a supplement is working.
  • Recommended dosage- for turmeric is 1-2 caps, for malunggay is 1-2 caps.

Go ahead and harness the benefits of Nature with Atienza Naturale Malunggay and Turmeric! Available in Mercury and other leading drugstores nationwide! Thanks for reading! :)

Friday, July 14, 2017

It's Raining Amazing Freebies at Althea's 2nd Birthday + You Might Win A Trip to Korea!!!

Hello po! My most fave EVERRR online shopping destination- Althea Korea is turning 2 and they are celebrating their birthday with a BANG! Did I hear Korya Korya, yes?

#altheaturns2, #altheakorea,
Dig my Althea birthday box yo!

It's the grandest celebration yet. Check out the amazing promos they have in store for us shoppers!

  • Althea Birthday Sale
  • Birthday Giveaway Festival (FREE Beauty Products for shoppers to add into cart)
  • Althea Birthday Goodies (Limited Edition Cake Box + DIY Bday Kit + Sample Pack)
  • Contests to win prizes- 20 Days of Beauty Instagram Giveaway, Shopper's Lucky Draw (every week, one shopper from each country to win Althea credits based on country: RM1000, SGD 300, PH10,000, IDR3,000,000, TH8,000, USD200), Althea Facebook Giveaway every Monday!
  • FLY ME TO KOREA for TWO! (The Althea birthday box creation show off on Instagram. The grand prize is a flight to Korea for two! First prize is A Year's Free Shopping on Althea. Second prize is 3 months free shopping on Althea. Consolation prizes USD$100 Althea credits x 10 winners)
*terms and contitions apply, more info on www.althea.kr

This is my order:
-Rire Luxe Long & Curl Mascara, Innisfree Face Designing Duo, Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel, Holika Holika Golden Monkey Glamour Lip, Secret Key Miracle Fit Contour Stick.

althea 2nd birthday promo, althea 2nd birthday deals,

And this is the ton of freebies it came with; crazy right?! Even I was shocked to see all of this!
-DIY Birthday kit plus samplers and full size, oh my! Pure Smile, Whamisa, Beuins, Skinature, Aqua Blossom, Half Moon Eyes, Belle Journee lip tattoo!

althea 2017, kbeauty shopping philippines,

I really love browsing on Althea Korea's site because everything is eye candy- super pretty.

When I spot good deals, I act fast (payment is easy too, I use Dragonpay) because they have so many freebies and discounted boxes that it's no wonder, many Pinays have become K-beauty addicts! And yes, they sell a lot cheaper vs buying in stores here, not to mention they offer free shipping for just Php 999 purchase!

Happy 2nd Birthday Althea Korea! More power to you and wishing you more fruitful years!!! Thanks for making me a part of your Althea Squad, Saranghae! :)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Browhaus Eyelash Extension Review

Hello po! Frens, some time ago, I tried the free lash extensions in Xtensions salon in Makati. I remembered that despite the lash tech warning me that it might sting, I did not feel hurt one bit. The downside, however, was that the express lashes seem to be their thinnest ones and there was only a few pieces so it was hardly noticeable!

Recently, I had Lash in Bloom 2.0 in Browhaus Trinoma. Regular Price is Php 3,800 but I had bought a GC so it's like a got it at a fraction of the cost.

From the reception to the lash attendant, the staff was really nice and polite. It's a swanky salon- I like the interiors.

The LA (lash attendant) was very knowledgeable because, as she related, she's a pioneer, 9 years in service. She actually complemented that my lashes are pretty long, and that I should just get eyelash perm next time.

She recommended a mix of 10 and 11 but I wanted the fullest effect so I said put all number 11 lashes. It's made of fiber. Before undergoing, the eye area should be clean, no eye makeup. She put tape on the area and proceeded to glue the lashes.

It stung a bit while she was putting them on - maybe because of the glue, and I got teary eyed afterwards. She said the extensions could last from 1 to 2 months and there is a free retouch within 7 days. She also advised me against applying mascara, and using shower head (due to strong jet of water) while I have this. She also said having this often is not recommended (I presume that of course this uses some chemicals).

The result  was almost perfect except that 1 lash near my nose (left eye) didn't curve out making it look like I have a mole inside my eye (see middle pic).

eyelash extension salon philippines
Top: before; middle and bottom: after. I just had it done but you can already see that a lash on my left is drooping, making me look like a have a mole on my eye!

After 3rd day, right eye is very much okay, but lashes in my left eye are bunching up and about 5 pieces have fallen off. Hmmm... maybe that is why LA kept on saying their new glue isn't as strong... Oh well... 


Browhaus lash in bloom Review
Lashes on the THIRD day: right is very satisfactory, but left is crisscrossing, you can see gaps.

Here is my experience with eyelash extensions-

Pros:
No need to buy mascara
No undereye dark smudges
Looks more natural than false eyelashes (those that have black bands)
Thick and long yet not heavy
Dolly look
Convenient and saves time-one can do away with eye makeup like eyeliner or mascara with this on

Cons:
Can be mahapdi (stings) during application procedure
Allergic reaction episodes (days when eyes felt very itchy)
Waking up, can't clean or rub eyes (daba pagkagising magtanggal ka ng morning glory hehe)
Feels slightly heavy when wet
Makes washing face and removing makeup on face harder (because you have to be very careful around them)
Not 100% comfortable, you have to be conscious not to scratch eyes
One by one, fiber lashes fall off almost every day
Unnatural looking lash direction- gaps, overlapping or crisscross, instead of straight
Pretty expensive
You can't have it regularly because it affects your natural lashes' quality or health

Browhaus Eyelash Extension Review

Tip:
When drying face, gently dab tissue instead of wiping with towel. Some of the lashes tend to get stuck in the cotton of the towel.
When you want to remove them, don't pull them off forcibly because your real lashes will get removed too.

Til when did my eyelash extensions last?
I had it done May 15, then I removed the last 3 strands middle of July because my eyes look weird. The right eye looks lush with some 3 lash extensions still on with one of them is pointing down, while my left eye looks naked with no lash extension left.

In conclusion:
I loved the doll eyes effect. My right eye's lashes were fine but I was really NOT satisfied that the lashes on my left eye were bunching and crossing together.  I don't know maybe it was the glue, or some other reason during application or what...

Monday, July 10, 2017

Foodtrippin' at The Food Truck Manila QC! Pt 1

Hello po! Frens, it's always fun to go foodtrips right? Be it with family or friends, scouring the Metro for new places to eat and novelty dishes to try is a surefire happy bonding moment.

63 Kamias Road cor K-1 Street, Quezon City Philippines is one of the newest and dare I say cleanest and most spacious food park to hit the Metro- The Food Truck Manila QC!

Now if you are craving for regional comfort food that reminds you of home in the province, or maybe you want to try some foreign munchies a la Tex Mex, Cubana, Persian, Thai, Japanese, American, Chinese, Japanese, etc., they are all easily located under one roof!

Located at 63 Kamias Road cor K-1 Street, Quezon City, Philippines is one of the newest, and dare I say, cleanest and most spacious food park to hit the Metro- The Food Truck Manila QC!

the food truck manila qc Owner Mr. Joni Cabrera
Owner Mr. Joni Cabrera explained that the roofing of The Food Truck Manila was designed so (by then yet-to-graduate Architect Emelyn Vicencio) such that cool breeze comes in and hot air goes out.

Take your pick from the tenants on 3 levels, and the area has numerous tables already, while the 4th is for those customers who plan on puffing (ahem, having their nicotine or juice fix).

By the way, they have comfort rooms on Floors 1-3 for patrons' utmost convenience. When I visited, I saw that it's pretty well-maintained, and there's also soap.

So without further ado, here are the restaurants on each floor:

Level 1:

Level 1 food truck manila qc

Level 2:

tenants in food truck manila qc

Level 3:

best food park in manila philippines

Of course, this blog post ain't complete without FOOD! The following pics may be crave inducing, don't say I didn't warn ya!

What's Up Dough- Glazed Churros and HongKong Waffle

What's Up Dough- Glazed Churros and HongKong Waffle

Rouche Grill- Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich and Rib Eye

Rouche Grill- Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich and Rib Eye

Wenzyl- Sutukil and Humba

Wenzyl- Sutukil and Humba

Eats A Thai- Khao Pad and Thai Chicken Breast

 Eats A Thai- Khao Pad and Thai Chicken Breast

#Sumo Chef- California Maki / Sumo Spicy Roll and Sumo Ramen

#Sumo Chef- California Maki / Sumo Spicy Roll and Sumo Ramen

Isaw @ Iba Pa- Of course these well-loved street fare on sticks need no introduction, but they come in 'creative' monikers like Porn Platter, Maria Isawa and Chika Babes!

 Isaw @ Iba Pa- Of course these well-loved street fare on sticks need no introduction, but they come in 'creative' monikers like Porn Platter, Maria Isawa and Chika Babes!

Curt Kebob- Kebob Platter and Pita Wrap. I would love to see  Falafel included in their line up one day.

Curt Kebob- Kebob Platter and Pita Wrap. I would love to see  Falafel included in their line up one day.

Adobo House- Batangas Bulalo, Pork Chop Duo, Adobo sa Gata

 Adobo House- Batangas Bulalo, Pork Chop Duo, Adobo sa Gata

El Papi Chulo Cubano- Paella Havana

El Papi Chulo Cubano- Paella Havana

Instadesserts- #XoXoAvocado

Instadesserts- #XoXoAvocado

Grilllax- Grilled Tuna Panga and Grilled Pork BBQ

 Grilllax- Grilled Tuna Panga and Grilled Pork BBQ

But wait up! There's more! Watch out for the Part 2! Ang dami kasi bes! For more deets, please check out https://www.facebook.com/thefoodtruckmanilaqc/ XD