Friday, June 29, 2018

“Amoy Marian” #HanaShampooLiveCon2018


Learn how to get your hair “ na Amoy Marian”? Well Hana Shampoo, one of the fastest growing hair care brands in the country, recently held its very own #HanaShampooLiveCon – a digitally-led press conference that catered not only to attendees of the event held at Manila House in BGC, but more so for the thousands of fans of both Hana and its beautiful endorser Ms. Marian Rivera, who were able to watch and participate real-time with live feeds aired via Hana’s Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Since 2014, Marian Rivera is the celebrity Ambassador of the Japanese shampoo, HANA. Also since then HANA was my shampoo and it’s true my hair became soft, just like Marian “parang bagong shampoo hanggang gabi.” This increased accessibility, very much aligned to the brand’s main objective of bringing more and more Filipinas closer to achieving beautiful hair. This is in fact Hana Shampoo’s tagline in its latest TV commercial, which encapsulates the benefit of long-lasting softness and fragrance of hair that Hana is able to provide. It was this TV campaign and tagline that also served as inspiration to the two other highlights of the “Live Con” – the Hana x Flora Vida by Marian collaboration and the #HANAEndOfDayChallenge.

Flora Vida by Marian, Marian Rivera’s very own floral shop uniquely offers beautifully preserved flowers that maintain their beauty and fragrance well beyond their usual lifespan. The collaboration therefore between Hana Shampoo and Marian’s passion for flowers thru Flora Vida, was therefore a perfect match, as both offer long-lasting beauty and fragrance benefits to hair and flowers respectively. 

I was very excited during the event of #HanaShampooLiveCon because the three special Hana x Flora Vida floral arrangements were presented, showcasing their beauty and fragrance for everyone to see – Twilight Roses, Nightfall Flowers, and Midnight Blooms. Their names inspired by the “’til evening” promise of Hana Shampoo for Filipina hair, and their fragrances matching the three Hana shampoo variants: Pink Roses and Berries, Spring Flowers and Apples, and Garden Blooms and Lychees.

Lastly during the event they launched the online campaign called #HANAEndOfDayChallenge. Marian Rivera personally invited everyone to try the #HANAEndOfDayChallenge for themselves and chronicle a day in their life with hair cared for by Hana Shampoo. The objective of the campaign meant for everyone to gain first-hand experience of the all-day lasting benefits of Hana and how it’s able to keep up with each one’s lifestyle despite the hair’s exposure to various elements such as the erratic weather and arduous traffic. By participating in this challenge, more and more Filipinas will finally achieve not only soft, smooth hair but also that “Amoy Marian” fragranced hair throughout the day until the evening. 

Guests in attendance were given specially-made Hana End-Of-Day-Challenge Kits, which included sample bottles of Hana Shampoo and bathing products for them to easily try and post their results online. 

The most important aim of Hana Shampoo is setting the new standards for well cared-for hair – and that’s soft and fragrant hair you can feel and smell even until the evening where it matters the most. With this benefit becoming more accessible to millions of Filipinas with the help of Hana and its products, this brand is surely poised to be the go-to hair care brand in the years to come.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Father’s Day is a celebration  honoring fathers. How do you celebrate your father’s day? Well I think you need to surprise your father/dad or husband, after all, they deserve to be celebrated for their inspiring and nurturing roles in our lives. And Skechers offers the best Father’s Day gift to surprise your dad with. 

Here are the suggested  best gift for your dad (and some for your husband, too!)

Gift of Time
Collection Shot: Skechers Time  - Galactic (P2590)

They say the best gifts come in the smallest packages, but nothing can be as priceless as giving the gift of time. Cop the newest Skechers Time – Galactic watch for him! This polyurethane strapped- athletic watch functions as a stopwatch, alarm, timer, and a calendar. It is also an ideal everyday watch, especially now that the rainy season is in making its comeback, its water resistance will be helpful when he’s out and about on a pouring day!

Enjoy FREE shipping when you purchase any Skechers Time watch from June 10-20,2018 at, just use the promo code “timefordad” upon check out!

Style and Comfort
Skechers Reggae – Cobano (P2890)

For dads who rock their everyday wear, make sure they have a rotation of comfy sandals to wear. Skechers Sandals offer a variety of thong and slide sandals that dads could wear daily. No matter which errand he is attending to, he can expect total comfort when wearing the Skechers Reggae-Cobano. This flip flop thong pair is designed with smooth oiled leather upper and Memory Foam 360 footbed for comfort. Its silhouette is also designed with the Skechers Relaxed Fit® style for a roomy comfortable fit. Best worn with khaki pants and a plain top, this pair is ideal for an up scaled version of his daily errand look.
Skechers On-the-Go – Regal (P2695)

A quick getaway calls for the comfiest vacay get-ups. Make sure dad is on top of his travel OOTD game with the Skechers  On-the-Go – Regal. This adjustable one band slide sandal features a smooth synthetic upper with contoured Goga Max® footbed for superior comfort and Skechers GOrun 600 signature outsole for shock absorption and support. Because of its laid back look and revolutionary performance features, this sandal is ideal for out of town adventures and spontaneous trips to the beach! 

Skechers On-the-Go 600 (P2590)

Thinking of throwing dad a surprise brunch trip to his favourite buffet place? Make sure he shows up in style on his special day! Instead of stiff leather shoes and slacks, let him throw in his fave dad jeans and the Skechers On-the-Go 600 sandals. This thong pair has a sporty knit mesh fabric upper and the contoured Goga Max® cushioning and Skechers GOrun 600 design outsole for additional support.

For more Skechers Time and sandals, visit, like and on Instagram @SkechersPH. 

Skechers is available at Glorietta 2, Trinoma, SM North Edsa The Annex, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Ayala Malls The 30th, SM East Ortigas, Market! Market!, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Place Manila, Lucky Chinatown, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Dasmarinas, Robinsons General Trias, SM Lipa, Fairview Terraces, SM Fairview, SM Pampanga, Marquee Mall, SM Clark, Vista Mall Bataan, SM Cabanatuan, Robinsons Place Ilocos, Ayala Malls Legazpi, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, SM Davao, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Limketkai Mall and Centrio Mall.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Looking for a skin clinic that make you feel confident and satistified. Why not try Dermstrata Skin Clinic and SPA? I highly recommend this skin clinic because of their exceptional services, their staff are very knowledgeable of their services and they know what to recommend what really the client needed.

Everytime I need to pampered my skin, I love to go to Dermstrata and avail their facial treatment. I really like their procedures of skin treatment for the face which includes the completer with vacuum, hi-FQ laser, eye treatment, steam exfoliation, facial mask and massage.

Last week, I was able to attend Dermstrata’s Blogger Conference where they discussed their new promos and discounts. Here’s the video highlights,

Here I was able also to meet their brand ambassador, Mr. Kim.

Visit any Dermstrata Skin Clinic and Spa today and avail their promos. Or follow their facebook, twitter or visit

Monday, June 11, 2018


Looking for a place to eat in one stop shop where you can eat different Philippine province specialties and delicacies from North to South without the hassle of travelling? Here now the answer, Islas Pinas, the new icon of tourism and a new, distinct destination for both local and international guests, is now open at the DoubleDragon Plaza, DD Meridian Park, Macapagal Avenue corner EDSA Extension, Bay Area, Pasay City, Metro Manila. The ideal location is close proximity to the airport terminals and being only about 5 minutes away from NAIA 

Last June 7, 2018 were invited by Islas Pinas on their opening together with the member of the media and bloggers. It was hosted by Ms Issa Litton and we’re entertain by the Filipino folk dancers. I was amazed with their performances especially the one who dance with a set of 10 “palayok” on her head. After that the architect & designer, Lara Fernandez-Barrios tour us.

Designed to showcase the abundance and vibrancy of the Filipino culture, this new establishment lets guests discover, explore and experience the Philippines’s heritage sites, natural resources, hospitality and most importantly, its cuisine. Also the Islas Pinas features the authentic Sarao jeepney, the Calle Crisologo in the northern heritage city of Vigan, a street food strip and many more.

The result of collaboration between DoubleDragon Group and Chef Margarita Forés, Islas Pinas is a project that aims to inspire love for the Philippines and to cultivate patriotism by showcasing the country’s beautiful sites and diverse regional cuisines. With a seating capacity of over 700 seats in an expansive 2,500 square meter space, Islas Pinas is the perfect place to give visitors a taste of the best that the Philippines has to offer.

“DoubleDragon has always believed in embarking on projects with relevance. We believe Islas Pinas will be a landmark in the country, and will showcase the diversity not only of our cuisine and handicrafts but also our landscape and architecture brought about by the rich heritage and culture of the country,” says DoubleDragon’s Chief Investment Officer Hannah Yulo.

At the helm of this project is none other than Asia’s Best Female Chef of 2016, Margarita A. Forés whose mission is to bring Filipino cuisine to global prominence. Thus, Islas Pinas is a vision coming to life for her, where Filipino food is not just on the sidelines but at the centerstage. 

“This is an absolute dream project for me that has come at such a perfect time,” said Forés. “I give my thanks to then Undersecretary of Agriculture, now Secretary of Tourism Berna R. Puyat, for putting me together with the DoubleDragon group, who was looking for someone to operate this amazing Islas Pinas project about half a year ago. This fast-tracked such a blessed opportunity to continue pushing my biggest advocacy – that of helping to promote the best our country – our cuisine, ingredients, farers, artisan producers and home cooks from Batanes to Jolo – in the best way I can!”

It is her aim for guests to experience the Philippines with their five senses and beyond. Thus, aside from the culinary delights and a picturesque interior design worthy of Instagram posts, the venue will also feature modern and traditional cultural performances and games to ensure a fun and truly Pinoy ambiance.

SINAG, the Tagalog word for ‘ray of light’ offers all-day Filipino breakfast favorites like our TAPSILOG (TAPa – salted beef, SInangag – fried rice and ItLOG – fried egg) and Batchoy, an Ilonggo noodle soup with pork offal, crushed pork cracklings and beef loin.

 ALAMAT or legend, tells the story of the different regions of the Philippines through its signature dishes. BILAO is coined after the woven winnowing basket where comfort snacks like pansit (fried noodles) and puto (rice cakes) are usually served, while PANADERYA offers neighborhood bakery favorites such as pan de sal and kalihim. TUSOK-TUSOK, on the other hand, offers urban street food finds like barbecue on stick, isaw (grilled chicken intestine) and kwek-kwek (fried quail eggs).

PANULAK or beverage is where the samalamig (cold drinks with different flavors) will be available. Lastly, PAMPANG or shore will allow guests to enjoy chosen fresh catch cooked to their preference.

All these will be available daily, without the scorching heat and pollution as the space is fully airconditioned and can be easily accessed using both private and public transportation. Which forms part of the 4.8 Hectare DD Meridian Park commercial and office complex.