Monday, July 31, 2017

The best to De-stress your Tress is to watch the WEST SIDE STORY

Who does not experience stress? Everyone feel stress anytime but it depends how you overcome it. Just like me, I feel stress lately due to personal matter and I feel unproductive but I need to overcome this stress by talking and going out with friends. It requires hard work and dedication which sometimes can be strenuous to achieve.  Studies have shown that stress is commonly caused by interrelationships, such as having to deal with work issues and family-related complications. If left unresolved over time, it could lead to immune deficiency, which later on, might cause other parts of our body to show signs of disruption like hair loss.

Many of us could attest to that. It’s like always autumnal equinox whenever we experience chronic hair fall, most especially at the prime of stress. At its peak, our white blood cells attack no less than the follicles, thus causing alopecia. What’s more, anxiety could drive your mane into a prolonged resting phase, which is called telogen effluvium.

Stress experienced by the body or beyond our coping resources could trigger hair loss symptoms, which, if not addressed properly, could result to early baldness. Worried about this? Fret no more. You can beat it simply by relaxing, eating or flexing some muscles. 

Never underestimate the power of sleep. If you feel that you are over your head in dealing with anxieties, choose to rest it off for a while and recharge. Let’s get physical to de-stress. It helps release endorphins, or what is known as the happy hormones, that can be beneficial in relieving the tension.

How about rewarding yourself? Watch the timeless story of Tony and Maria and their fateful love affair asthe electrifying classic WEST SIDE STORY musical premieres at The Theatre at Solaireon August 10. Read more on

Eat more fruits and veggies. Having these as a staple in your diet will bolster your immunity from disease, which in turn, knock out stress. We can all benefit from the vitamins and minerals of the healthy food we consume.

It’s best to complement these simple regimens with a topical solution that’s safe to keep your crowning glory at its robust state. NOVUHAIR, nature's answer to hair loss, is made up of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help remedy stress-related hair loss and promote healthy tress and scalp. 

The challenge in preventing these mane problems is to keep your locks healthy with proper care and let it grow naturally sans subjecting your hair to temporary relief with the use of harmful chemicals. Go natural.

NOVUHAIR contains natural extracts, herbal oils and essences, such as lavender that is also known to relieve stress. It also has a scent that leaves a calming effect. 

NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page, Novuhair Official, and follow on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call NOVUHAIR hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online through and

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Everyone is Invited to the Keds Birthday Party Today!

On going now the Global sneaker brand. Keds, the big birthday bash! As they celebrate 101 years of Keds, the brand has sweet treats prepared for you.

Free Gift
Time to stock up on those sneaker styles you’ve always wanted! Keds concept stores nationwide will give away a special gift bag for every purchase of regular priced footwear up to today, July 30, 2017

Sweet Treats and Snaps
Keds will be serving up yummy goodies for everyone who walks in during the party and prepared some fun party props for those who wish to greet Keds a happy birthday online with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayKeds. Major bonus for SM Megamall Shoppers as Keds will be having free photo print outs for party-goers. Get these perks on July 30, 3PM onwards on these select Keds stores: SM Megamall, Robinsons Manila, SM North EDSA The Block, UP Town Center, Robinsons Magnolia and Glorietta 3.

To know the latest from Keds, like them on Facebook at or follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @kedsph.

DTI-FTEB Permit No. 8040 Series of 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Lazada on Raining Deals and Payday Sale

Spoil yourself this payday weekend as Lazada Philippines lines up great savings to keep you ready for the rainy season

Lazada the number one online shopping & selling destination in Southeast Asia – present in Indonesia, Malaysia and offers an excellent customer experience through a wide network of logistics partners and its own first- and last-mile delivery arm. Instead of going to mall this rainy days and stuck in traffic, luckily we have Lazada Philippines to save the day! Check out these amazing buys and score great savings on these Rainy Day Essentials:

  • Be fearless of rainy days and enjoy its downpour with a Full Sleeve Raincoat. For only P294, this full-sleeved raincoat is crafted from polyester, making it water repellent and water proof. Save up to 67% off with this rain-ready deal! 
  • Hate the feeling of soaked and cold feet in your canvass sneakers? The next time you leave the house when it rains, just put on some Foldable Waterproof PVC Rain Shoe Covers. Not only do they protect your shoes from getting wet, but they are also elegant, foldable, and easy to carry. Own a pair for only P199. 
  • Having to deal with rain is tough enough, but when it’s accompanied by strong winds, it gets even tougher. Get ahead of both with a Magicbrella-- a revolutionary double-layered upside-down umbrella that can go against super strong winds and typhoons. At 58% discount, this umbrella is marked down to only P420!
  • Keep your things dry with a Tactics Waterproof Dry Bag. Made of nylon-coated PVC tarpaulin, this dry bag can carry up to two liters, handle quick submersions, and float when dropped in water. Get yours for only P350.
  • Rainy weather is a favorite time for mosquitos. Protect yourself and your family from annoying, and possibly even deadly bites with a Photocatalyst Repellent Electric Mosquito Killer. Equipped with UV light that draws in mosquitos, those tiny buggers don’t stand a chance! Priced at only P299, you get this deal in a zap!

Keep those rainy day blues away with these deals, and more! Check out these items via or the Lazada mobile app today!

BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel, the first ‘green hotel’ in Pampanga

The Grand opening of Best Western Bendix Hotel: photo shows are the Patawaran Family of Hilcres Property Management Corporation, Mr. John Cole & Mr. Heintjie Carmona of Management Company, the Delegates from Best Western Hotels, Quantum Residences and Hotels, Inc. and  some VIP guests
Last July 21, 2017, I was very fortunate to be invited to the Grand Opening and try the facilities of Best Western Bendix Hotel! Indeed, if you’re looking for a hotel nearby Manila just to get away from the hassle and bustle of city life, going north is the best way to go.

Following its hotels in the city of Manila, Makati, Cebu City, Boracay, Subic, and Palawan, Best Western International opens the newest addition to its Philippine line-up: BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel. The newest accommodation to rise in Pampanga gives business and leisure travelers a lodging option that’s unique and superior to other accommodation providers in the area. Pampanga has an array of features that make it one of the must-see places in the province.

And what makes BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel different from the other accommodations in the area? It is the first hotel in the province to utilize sustainable practices. In fact, with such initiatives, the City of San Fernando has recognized it as the first “green hotel” in Pampanga.

Smart executives will find the hotel a strategic hub when doing business in Central Luzon, while weekenders will appreciate how it serves as an ideal jumping-off point to the many historical and recreational attractions of Pampanga and neighboring areas. But beyond these, BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel offers more to travelers—a stay experience that goes beyond comfort and value for money.

As for myself, it was my first time to see a huge or big bed that can accommodate 5 to 6 persons! And I highly recommend this hotel to anyone!


The first “green hotel” in Pampanga
BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel in the City of San Fernando is the first accommodation in Pampanga to use environment-friendly systems and practices. Reducing carbon footprint is a conscious choice made by its developers due to the challenges brought about by climate change.

Among the green initiatives of the hotel include the following:
Installing low-emissivity glass window panels to maintain comfortable temperature and improve energy efficiency in the rooms
Using low-flow plumbing fixturesto help conserve water
Recycling waste water for sustainable uses such as hydroponic gardening

The first hotel to receive an investment incentive from the provincial government
The City of San Fernando commits to giving tax incentives to businesses that adhere to producing and developing renewable sources of energy, and generating income and employment to its constituents. As the first Pampanga hotel to observe sustainable and eco-friendly practices, BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel was among the pioneer recipients of this incentive in 2016.

The first BEST WESTERN hotel in Pampanga
BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel is signed under Best Western Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning global chain with several brands across over 100 countries and territories. The property is the latest Best Western hotel in the Philippines, following those located in the city of Manila, Makati, Cebu City, Boracay, Subic, and Palawan.

Under the renowned hotel brand, BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel commits to constantly delivering superior customer service, exceptional value, and first-class amenities to its guests.

The first hotel venture of Hilcres Consolidated Corporation
Prior to developing BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel, Hilcres established a name for itself as the first and leading tile provider in Pampanga. This enterprise of the Patawaran family, led by its matriarch and president Bernardita, has been committed to “Building Dreams Together” with its stakeholders, offering premium construction materials to various contractors and suppliers since 1978.

With this promise taken to heart and mind, the second-generation Patawarans—siblings Dixie, Joanna, and Rion—took the company to new heights, diversifying into the property management sector in 2012. BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel is their first foray into the hotel and lodging industry.

The owners (mother & son): Dita and Rion Patawaran
July 1978         – Founding of Hilcres Builders Center
1988                  – Incorporated and registered with Securities and Exchange Commission
2013                  – Signed for a Best Western License in Pampanga
February 2016 – Received tax incentives from the City of San Fernando for developing the first     “green hotel” in Pampanga
July 2017           – Opens BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel in Pampanga

Total Number of Rooms: 46
Room Size Range: 25 to 28 sqm
Room Categories: Hollywood Room, Executive Twin Room, Superior Queen Room, Grand King Room

Common Room Amenities:
  • Beds with pocket spring mattresses
  • Air-conditioning
  • LED cable TV
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • NDD/IDD phone
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Coffee and tea amenities
  • In-house bottled water
  • Bathroom amenities and toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board

Restaurant Name: Lantern Bistro
Restaurant Location: Mezzanine Floor
Cuisine: Filipino and Continental

Concessionaire: Where’s Marcel Café, Ground Floor

Total Floor Area: 280 sqm
Banquet Capacity: Maximum 250 guests
Breakout Spaces: 3
  • Hall A – 70 sqm, maximum 45 persons
  • Hall B – 103 sqm, maximum 70 persons
  • Hall C – 103 sqm, maximum 70 persons


  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Tour desk
  • Land transfer
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Business center
  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry services
  • Flower shop

Beyond providing comfort and convenience to business and leisure guests, this hotel in San Fernando, Pampanga utilizes environment-friendly and sustainable practices that reduce carbon footprint. In fact, with such initiatives, the City of San Fernando has recognized it as the first “green hotel” in Pampanga.

a) Low-emissivity glass windows
BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel uses low-emissivity glass window panels throughout the hotel. The low-emissivity coatings on its windows minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light passing through the glass without compromising the amount of visible light. This means that the interiors are well-lit and come at comfortable temperatures, so guests use less artificial indoor lights and cooling facilities that can contribute to one’s carbon footprint.

b) Low-flow water fixtures
For the bathrooms, the hotel uses low-flow fixtures that conserve water. The sink faucets, shower heads, and toilets use high-pressure technique to produce a strong flow with less water per minute. Not only do low-flow water fixtures reduce operational costs; they also lessen carbon dioxide emissions used in facilities that pump and treat water.

c) Waste water recycling
Besides better water consumption management, BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel also reuses its waste water through harvesting technologies. Waste water is recycled for irrigation and hydroponic gardening.

d) Non-refillable cartridge dispensers
The bathrooms also do away with small plastic bottles for shampoo and lotion and instead use non-refillable cartridge dispensers. Compared to regular dispensers that may be unhygienic and need continuous cleaning, the hermetically sealed replaceable cartridges with integrated valves require no maintenance at all. And because these cartridges can be recycled, there will be much fewer bottles thrown as waste.

e) Biodegradable materials for vanity kits and shower cap packaging
The packaging for the dental, shaving, and bath kits are made from materials that are biodegradable in landfill conditions. The use of such wrapping is friendly to the environment in the long term.

Here are five reasons why BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel is worth visiting:

1. Location
The hotel is situated along the junction of MacArthur Highway and Olongapo-Gapan Road in Barangay Dolores. It serves as a midpoint of leisure and corporate travelers from Tarlac to the north, Subic Bay to the west, Bulacan to the south, and Cabanatuan to the east. Smart executives will find the hotel a strategic hub while doing business in Central Luzon. Weekend warriors, meanwhile, will appreciate how it serves as a jumping point to Pampanga’s attractionslike Sky Ranch in San Fernando, Decawake Cable Park in Angeles, The Sandbox in Porac, and Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark Freeport.

2. Rooms

BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel has a total of 46 rooms, all adhering to the high standards of the Best Western International brand. The floor areas are spacious, ranging from 25 to 28 square meters. All rooms are furnished with quality amenities like beds with pocket spring mattresses, LED cable TV, mini-refrigerator, and coffee and tea amenities. The private bathroom boasts a shower with non-refillable cartridge dispensers. An executive desk and high-speed internet connectivity are provided to ensure efficiency when work needs to be done.

3. The Ballroom
The Giant Lantern Ballroom at the hotel’s top floor serves as a grand venue for occasions like weddings, conferences, and parties. With a floor area of 280 square meters, it can seat up to 300 guests. The ballroom has breakout spaces ranging from 70 to 103 square meters, allowing up to three small events to occur simultaneously.

4. Where’s Marcel
Media with the Chief Executive Officer of Hilcres Property Management Corp., Rion Patawaran
Melbourne’s specialty coffee arrives in Pampanga! And BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel is the location of its first branch outside Metro Manila. Found at the hotel’s ground floor, guests can easily get their caffeine fix any time of the day. Where’s Marcel also serves a variety of filling savory and sweet food items that one can grab during mealtimes or for snacks.

5. Sustainable Practices
BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel goes beyond offering comfort and convenience. At the core of the brand is sustainability and care for the environment. To fulfill this, the hotel observes green practices such as the use of low-emissivity double glazed window panels, low-flow water fixtures, and biodegradable packaging for bath and vanity kits. As the first accommodation in Pampanga committed to reducing carbon footprint, it has been awarded an investment incentive by the City of San Fernando and is touted as the first “green hotel” in the province.

An accommodation in Pampanga that is comfortable, convenient, and has high respect for the environment — this is BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel. Experience a one-of-a-kind stay at this 46-room hotel in San Fernando, Pampanga by making your reservation today. With such features, BEST WESTERN Bendix Hotel makes for an ideal accommodation option in Central Luzon. For more information, log on its website at or or visit its Facebook page at and call for bookings and reservations tel #’s: (045)961-2378/(02)982-3333

With Mr. Rion Patawaran

Buhay OFW TV with Host Marissa Del Mar Celebrates 7 Years: Founds ATOM to fight Modern Day Slavery

Contract signing from left: Representative from Seagull Philippines Inc., Zonta Club of Manila Central Business District, National Real State Association, Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Volunteers Against Crime & Corruption, Marissa Del Mar, Management Association of the Philippines and Filipino Indian Commerce Welfare Association.
Last July 18, 2017 it was my priviledge to attend the media launch of the project Anti Trafficking OFW Movement (ATOM) through the initiative of host and founder, Marissa del Mar. At the same time the oath taking event that will happen on October. The event was held at the Golden Bay, Restaurant, Pasay City. Buhay OFW celebrates its 7th year anniversary, multi awarded public service show which airs every Saturday at 9:30 pm on Aksyon TV and Aksyon International.

Marissa Del Mar

ATOM is as a step towards remedying the statistics of over 10 million Filipino men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor worldwide. Our OFW, in dire need to provide a better future for themselves and their families, constitute a large percentage of those already exploited or at risk of being exploited. This campaign recognizes the contribution of the OFW not only in the Philippine Economic Development but also in the promotion of safety among their fellow migrants. ATOM challenges Filipinos here and abroad to raise awareness, strengthen camaraderie, and therefore reduce – in hopes of someday eliminating – this threat to our OFW altogether.

Some common destinations for victims are:
  1. Hong Kong
  2. Kuwait
  3. Singapore
  4. Qatar
  5. China
  6. Japan
  7. United Arab Emirates
  8. Malaysia
Places popular to the general public as tourist destinations. Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Mactan International Airport become exit points for workers expecting real jobs abroad only to be met instead with real threats. They are also smuggled and trafficked in ports in Ilocos Sur, Zamboanga del Sur, Davao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Bicol, and Dagupan City with 30% transported by sea.
Although a term less estranged to many due to depictions in entertainment outlets such as Hollywood movies, human-trafficking is an ongoing hazard closer to home than most people expect and realize. UNDOC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) recognizes trafficking in as simple a situation as the recruitment of a person for a false job within or across national borders with the intention to trap them into forced labor. More often, however, the deception and abuse does not stop there. It leads to prostitution, sexual exploitation, slavery, and removal of organs.

These victims – a large number of whom originate from areas within Metro Manila and in the provinces of:
  1. Laguna
  2. Rizal
  3. Pampang
  4. Cavite
  5. Batangas
  6. Cebu
  7. Zamboanga
  8. Davao

Also the same people who contribute to the Philippines 180 billion pesos in total remittance which lead to the amassing of foreign reserves and the rise of the national savings rate. They sacrifice their comfort, health, marriages, children, and often their pride, to improve their recipient households and, in the process, the national economy. These are the people stripped of their human rights by predators operating under pretense of recruitment agencies and other aliases.

Through the combined efforts of
Buhay OFW Foundation
San Miguel Corporation
Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC)
National Real Estate Association (NREA)
Sterling Group of Companies
Management Association of the Philippines (MAP)
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
Philippine Chinese Charitable Association (PCCA)
Zonta Club of Makati Central Business District
Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PCCCII)

Together also with our media partners
Aksyon TV
Light Network Channel
Malaya Business Insight

These facts become the foundation on which change begins. The meaningful oath taking will take place on October 23, Monday at the Diamond Hotel, Manila. Cooperation with these organizations and authorities could uncover and convict more labor traffickers and officials and establishments complicit in these crimes. The resulting assistance of thousands of victims opens opportunities for further action towards the safety of all.


For more information and partnership, please contact Veronica Ramos at 0927-8484533 or Mari DeLos Santos at 834-9673 of Buhay OFW TV

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


HUION is a professional manufacturer with advance technology and one of the few manufacturer in China that own independent intellectual property rights of handwritten input devices. Also offer solutions for Design, Training, Interactive, Electric Endorsement and Paperless Electronic Endorsement. Huion's main product line includes the USB Pen Tablet, Wireless Pen Tablet, Signature Pad, Pen Tablet Monitor and LED Tracing Board. OEM and ODM are welcomed. They serve complete services which include: software design, PCB layout, mechanical design, industrial packaging design and SMT to assembly, etc.

Last July 18, 2017 HUION product launch at EDSA Shangrila Hotel and the following are some of the HUION products:

1) K46 6” x 4” small Pen Tablet – P2,290 instead of spending P4,290 for a small tablet
  • Pressure sensitive, cordless pen
  • 2048 levels of pen pressure
  • 5080 lines per inch resolution
  • 230 points per second report rate

2) 1060+ 10x6.25 medium Pen Tablet -  P5,890 instead of spending P10,990 for a medium tablet
  • Pressure sensitive, cordless pen
  • 2048 levels of pen pressure
  • 12 customizable function keys
  • 5080 lines per inch resolution
  • 233 points per second report rate
  • Built-in card reader (comes with 8 GB Micro SD) to save your artwork

3) G10T 10”x6.25” medium PRO Pen Tablet – P8,890 instead of spending P13,890 for a small PRO tablet
  • Pressure sensitive, cordless pen
  • 2048 levels of pen pressure
  • 5080 lines per inch resolution
  • 233 points per second report rate
  • Multi-touch function
  • Built-in wireless
  • 6 customizable function keys

4) GT220 21.5” Pen Display – 39,890 instead of spending P49,000 for a 13” pen display
  • 1920x1080 native resolution
  • Pressure sensitive, cordless pen
  • 2048 levels of pen pressure
  • 5080 lines per inch resolution
  • 233 points per second report rate
  • HDMI interface

American Technologies, Inc. (ATI) is the sole distributor of the HUION products in the Philippines. You may visit ATI website at
The other highlights of the event is the Huion  partnership with local education which includes Philippine Society of IT Educators (PSITE) and Our Lady of Fatima University.  The purpose of this partnership is to help develop an education among  the younger generation and to continue providing high quality of academic standard through high-tech devices.

For more information and details you may visit the HUION website: https://www.huiontablet,com/ and facebook:

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Queen of the Universe Pia Wurtzback is now the new #QueenoftheCentury

Miss Pia Wurtzbach

Every time Century Tuna launch new product, I get excited. Last July 17 Century Tuna the country’s number one tuna introduced their new endorser, Pia Wurtzbach – ever gorgeous TV host, model, and Miss Universe 2015 no less. She appears in an all-new TVC that’s oozing with sexiness and elegance! Pia first got bitten by the acting bug at the tender age of four, which later led her to join the Star Circle Batch 11, appearing in a string of television shows and movies.

Mr. Greg Banzon, Vice President & General Manager of Century Pacific Food, Inc.
Ms. Gela Pecson, Marketing Manager of Century Tuna
“We’re thrilled to have Pia Wurtzbach in the Century Tuna family,” beams Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Foods, Inc. General Manager. “Pia is indeed ‘The Queen of the Century,’ the epitome of a mutli-faceted woman who excels in a variety of fields while staying fit and sexy.”  

Together with, of course, her ravishing looks---her poise, style, and grace—her talents and intelligence, it is Pia’s commitment to self-discipline and physical fitness — just look at her lean and Ultimate Superbody! — that brought her into the Century Tuna fold.

In fact, with a help of a personal trainer, Pia heads to the gym regularly, where she engages in a combination of planking (the best exercise for a flat, toned stomach), tricep pull-downs (for well-defined arms as well as shapely biceps and triceps), as well as squats and lunges (for firm and strong looking legs).

Naturally, a healthy, balanced, yet satisfying diet comes hand in hand with her exercise routine. And for this, there’s nothing else but Century Tuna — the 100% winner in tuna — of which Pia has been a long time fan. “I have a busy schedule and always on the go so when I do have the time to grocery shop or prepare a meal, I make it a priority,” relates Pia, who, unbeknownst to many, studied culinary arts. “I like to enjoy food that keeps my energy levels stable, like Century Tuna. I’ve always been a Century Tuna girl! And this body you see is made possible by Century,” Pia continues.
Miss Pia Wurtzbach with her Century Tuna Family

Because of Century Tuna’s versatility, where it can be used in a myriad of yummy and nutritious dishes, Pia need not deprive herself while becoming the ultimate superbod. After all, Century Tuna is made of 100% real tuna, rich in Omega 3 DHA, which helps you achieve a healthy and 100% winner superbody, just like hers!
Feeling Queen with Miss Pia Wurtzbach
No doubt, Pia Wurtzbach has become an inspiration to many and a true role model, the perfect embodiment of Century Tuna’s winning ways and her role as the new Queen of the Century! Hail to the Queen!

Flamenco Show brought to you by Dona Elena

Do you know what is Flamenco or have you been experience to watch the Flamenco show? Flamenco is a style of dancing, characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies, that is strongly rhythmic and involves vigorous actions, as clapping the hands and stamping the feet. Or a style of instrumental or vocal music originating in southern Spain and typically of an intensely rhythmic, improvisatory character, performed by itself or as an accompaniment to flamenco dancing. I was very fortunate that I was able to watch the Flamenco show that brought by Dona Elena last July 17. It was my first time to watch the Flamenco and I find it very intense but the group performed very lively and passionate. From the soul-baring music to the intensifying dance moves, Filipino audiences are set to experience an authentic flamenco performance inspired by the music of the legendary Paco de Lucia, 3 Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer.

Flamenco is a climactic event that compellingly showcases a longstanding .art form that features music as one of its rich elements. In Origen, the old and deep sound of the flamenco guitar, in the hands of Alberto Marin is united onstage to the characteristic flamenco sound of the flamenco singers and to the fineness of the flute. The music of the show does not only sound, it speaks and lives. The flamenco dancers, Cristina Carrasco and Javier Serrano, are the ones that culminate the performance with force, dedication and passion.

Dona Elena, the leading brand of Mediterranean products in the Philippines, brings the famed Spanish dance group, Origen, to showcase a lively and Passionate Flamenco performance. This exclusive Flamenco event showcases the Spanish heritage that anchors Dona Elena as a brand. As a trusted healthy partner that brings the heart of Mediterranean cooking into Filipino homes.

Dona Elena’s product line, which includes olive oils, olives, capers, pastas and anchovies among others, enhance everyday meals into healthy and tasty dishes.

As the number one brand of olive oil in the Philippine market, Dona Elena Olive Oil brings out irresistible aroma while retaining high levels of antioxidants like polyphenols and oleic acid. It is also a great source of Vitamins E, K, and A that helps to lower bad cholesterol level with benefits on cardiovascular health. Available in Extra virgin, Pure and Pomace. Filipino families are guaranteed to enjoy a healthy range of easy—to-do recipes that are made from 100% pure olive oil from Spain.
Without a doubt, chefs and home cooks continue to choose Dona Elena Olive Oil and the other Dona Elena Mediterranean products to make healthy dishes more delicious. In addition, the Dona Elena brand is truly an icon that guarantees excellence in quality and premium taste at a reasonable price.

Dona Elena Mediterranean products are exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation in the Phlllpplnes. For more tips, recipes and promos visit @danaelenacuisineraclub on Facebook and Instagram. To learn more about Fly Act, visit

Friday, July 21, 2017

PAMPERING WEEKEND AT THE Ooh La Lash!, Hey Sugar! and Nail a holics

Who does not need to pamper? Everyone need to pamper themselves once a week or after that busy day. It doesn’t matter if it is late evening, nighttime, or early morning. What is important is you have to take the time and the steps to pamper yourself. Treat yourself and love yourself. Here are some I did to pamper myself:

First I went to Ooh La Lash! This is my second time to put eyelash extention. The first one I had it from their other branch. If you want to feel beautiful everytime you wake up in the morning make the 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!  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!

Generally, I did not feel any pain during the 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.  I was also glad 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.

Imagine while their putting my beautiful eyelashes the lash experts at Ooh La Lash sharing what preparations do I need to do before going to them:

  • First you have 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.
  • 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.
  • Make sure you don’t have the following conditions: Conjunctivitis, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Styes, Alopecia, Blepharitis or if your are undergoing chemotherapy.
  • You cannot have eyelash extensions if you have had an eye operation/eye surgery within the last 6 months.
  • If you have scarring to the eye area, eyelash extension service should be performed 6 months after the scarred area has been healed.
  • Contact lenses cannot be worn before and directly after the eyelash extension service.
  • 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.

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. 

Lastly they also share how will I care my newly ‘vamped’ lashes?

  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.

  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 will 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 last 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 for more details!

Then I went to Hey Sugar! Here I had my eyebrow threading and underarm waxing. It’s my first to have a eyebrow threading and I did not feel any hurt same thing when I had my underarm waxing. Learned from them that it is more healthy to have eyebrow threading than shaving or using other things to clean your eyebrow. I even bought their product to scrub by underarm since all their products made from organic, all-natural. So they also share the 5 reasons why you shoud go for organic beauty products and services:

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 side 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 no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

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 our newest branch Hey Sugar Unimart Greenhills. To know more, follow them on, and For bookings, contact:  0936-642-0530.

Last and final pamper I went to Nail a holics. Where I had my manicure, pedicure with nail art, foot SPA and foot massage.  I did not feel any hurt while removing my “ingroon” and I love their foot massage, feel relaxing. They also give me tips to extend the life of my manicure/pedicure:

  • 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.

Make sure to keep in mind these very helpful insider tips from Nailaholics’ expert nail technicians or better yet, get them first-hand when you 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.