Sunday, October 16, 2016

PRESS RELEASE | Ipanema opens more stores in time for the holidays

Brazil’s fun, chic and colorful brand of sandals and flip flops- Ipanema, has opened its latest outlet at SM City in Sta. Rosa, Laguna as part of its expansionary thrust in time for the holidays. The new store is one of the new outlets that the company is eyeing to open this year in time for the holiday season.

With the opening of this latest branch, residents within the area can conveniently shop for the latest Ipanema footwear, especially for gift giving this Christmas. 

The new store carries the latest Ipanema styles and collections, each one inspired by the spectacular coastal neighborhood of Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Our expansion in this part of the South couldn’t have come at a more opportune time as the holiday season is just around the corner,” explains Cecille Loretizo, Head of Marketing, ELRO Retail Corp. 
“This new store which carries Ipanema sandals exclusively, boasts of a wider selection of the latest footwear from this iconic Brazilian brand.” she added.
Aside from the newly opened Ipanema outlet at SM City Sta. Rosa, Ipanema store is set to open in SM City Dasmarinas and more stores on the upcoming months, signs of ELRO’s strong outlook in the market as it aims to further grow its retail footprint in the country.

The new Ipanema store is located at Level 1, SM City Sta Rosa. Ipanema stores are also located at SM City Lucena, Clark-Angeles, North Edsa, Bacolod, Pampanga, Cauayan-Isabela, Gensan, Iloilo, Roasales and Cabanatuan; as well as at SM Lanang Premier in Davao, SM Seaside Cebu, Ayala Centrio Cagayan de Oro, Ayala Abreeza Davao and Robinsons Place Antipolo.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Add Extra Cheer to Your Holiday Toast with Franzia

The most wonderful time of the year is finally just around the corner, and what is a better way to celebrate the festive season than to spend it with the ones we love. And, to add extra cheer to your holiday why not open a box of Franzia for every gatherings? With the classy packaging of the three liter wine, a box of Franzia would already be more than perfect to share with friends in a small sized office, with your Christmas party barkada or a family reunion during Noche Buena.

Made from the finest grapes in California USA and known as the world’s best-selling wine, Franzia’s innovative Smart Tap technology amps up its freshness and quality that make the wine fresh and delicious up to its last glass. 

Much more, Franzia is also a classy hamper centerpiece to give to all the important people on your Christmas gift list. Franzia also offers a bottle of wine in 750ml, aside from the Franzia box, which is equivalent to three liter bottle of wine, that could serve more than twenty-five wine glasses.

Whether you choose California Red or Chillable Red, Franzia Wines provide value and pleasure out of these two selections. Take a cue from these recommendations on what best Franzia wine to take to your holiday shindigs:

Best wine for the meat connoisseurs. Smooth, easy and wonderfully balanced, Franzia California Red Wine possesses ripe and juicy blackberry and cherry flavors that ends with a crisp, clean finish. A delicious pair to rich and flavorful beef, pork, and pasta dishes, it also surprisingly blends well with sweet-spicy sauces. 

Best wine for a laid-back dinner. Sexy but not stuffy and punctuated with a sweet cherry flavor, Chillable Red Wine is best enjoyed on dreariest days and also perfect for a cool cocktail. Pairing it with any salad, seafood or dessert will show more of its high flavor and strong finish. From big to simple events, it’s a wine that’s perfect for a relaxing night or chilling with friends.

Ideal for special occasions and as a heartwarming surprise to your loved ones this holiday season, Franzia wines are a standout from the food-gift crowd.


Fly Ace Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods company in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino homes, Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. Learn more at www.flyacecorp.com.

Franzia Wines is available in California Red 750ml bottle & 3L box and Chillable Red 3L box. Franzia is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation and are available in leading supermarkets and wine stores nationwide. For more information about Franzia, visit www.franzia.com and facebook.com/winelifeph.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Different Types of Biscuit Snacks that will tickle your Taste Buds

Biscuits are one the best options for a quick snack fix or when you're on the go, because of the delicious taste it leaves in our mouth and the various forms that are available. And because of that, biscuits have been a hit all over the world. It is almost impossible for you not to find something that will tickle your taste buds, because of the different types of biscuit snacks offered in the market today and here are some examples:


Saltines


Also called a “soda cracker”, saltines are crispy, dry, and sprinkled with some salt. This type has a variety of uses, making it perfect with your favorite dip and with the soup you need to warm your day. This simple yet delightful snack is the best pair for almost anything, balancing the flavors incredibly. Although some may feel it is a little bland on its own, saltines still serve as the yin to the very flavorful yang.

Ladyfingers


If you are into biscuits that feel light when bitten and melt in your mouth with a few munches, get yourself a pack of these babies immediately. Ladyfingers are delectable, egg-based snacks, usually serving as the main ingredient of just as mouthwatering desserts such as tiramisu and charlottes. These do pretty well as a stand-alone snack too, and can even be fed to teething infants.

Sandwich Cookies


Being one of the most popular types among school kids, sandwich cookies have found itself in the lunch bags of kids everywhere. The cream filling is sandwiched between two delicious cookies, satisfying both the taste buds and the hunger of anyone who would finish it. Depending on your taste, there are many varieties of this kind that you can choose from, all with very unique cookies and filling.

Shortbread Cookies


Experience that Christmas-y vibe with every bite of a shortbread cookie. Traditionally prepared from a particular ratio of sugar, butter, and flour, it has a white or light brown color. Today, shortbread cookies come in different tasty flavors such as chocolate chip and pecan.

Wafers and Wafer Rolls


Indulge in this scrumptious treat, a perfect biscuit snack for people on the go. A wafer pertains to a dry biscuit used to top your ice cream. But it can be made into a cookie by sandwiching a creamy filling, usually chocolate, between two crispy and sweet wafers. Some have taken it to the next level and marketed a wafer covered with chocolate, perfect for people who have a sweet tooth! Wafer rolls, also known as barquillos, are simply the cylindrically rolled brother of wafers.


One of the best wafer brands in the world, Gastone Lago Elledi, a leading Italian confectionery company is now available in the Philippines. Elledi specializes in the production of wafers and shortbread cookies.

For more of that sweet and creamy goodness, glimpse into the world of Elledi wafers at their Instagram page.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

EVENT | Baskin-Robbins: Scooping happiness in BGC High Street

The world’s most beloved ice cream brand- Baskin-Robbins, spreads more happiness as it opened its 14th branch at B8, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, delighting ice cream lovers around the metro.

The newest branch of the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops features premium hard scoop ice cream, customized ice cream cakes and a full range of frozen beverages which will now be easily accessible to shoppers and residents within Bonifacio High Street and nearby areas in BGC.

There has been a lot of anticipation for the opening of this branch so we are looking forward to bringing our extensive flavor variety and fun factor to the lively Bonifacio High Street area. Guests can expect to enjoy their usual favorites plus a whole range of new and exciting flavors.” shares Michael Dargani, President of IceDream Inc., exclusive licensee of Baskin-Robbins in the Philippines.

Baskin-Robbins lined up a series of delicious treats for its guests and customers to make the store opening more fun and memorable. Including a special one time offer of their awesome range of ice cream flavors for just P31 all day on October 1. Apart from the sweet treats, guests enjoyed many freebies and various activities including a lively performance by the UP Dance Company, a friendly meet-and-greet with the Baskin-Robbins mascot, photo printing, face painting, a special booth called ‘Waffle Wonderland’ where guests could customize their waffles in various shapes and colors and ‘Fundae Sundae’ a booth designed for pure indulgence. 

The brand’s delicious and mouth-watering ice cream cakes also attract dessert enthusiasts worldwide. Each delectable cake is made up of one’s choice of Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors. Available in a wide variety of designs and sizes, they are perfect to celebrate any occasion -- birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, weddings, graduations or just to satisfy ice cream cravings!

Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,300 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats.

Give in to your sweet cravings and join the fun with the opening of the newest Baskin-Robbins’ branch. Come visit the latest addition to Baskin-Robbins’ growing chain. 

To avail of more exciting promos, visit a Baskin-Robbins store near you: Baskin-Robbins Uptown Place Mall, Central Square and SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City; Greenbelt 5 and Glorietta 2 and 5 in Makati; 2/F SM North, SM North The Block, Fairview Terraces and TriNoma Mall in Quezon City; SM Southmall in Las Pinas; SM DasmariƱas in Cavite and Solenad in Sta Rosa, Laguna. For more updates, check out www.baskinrobbins.ph or its social media accounts: facebook.com/baskinrobbinsph, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Expo for Higher Education set to showcase tertiary-level options for high school students

(Manila, Philippines) The First Expo for Higher Education or ExHEd is set to launch this October and will serve as venue for students who wish to explore their options for tertiary level education. 

ExHEd, a three-day educational exhibition featuring Universities, Colleges, Senior High School, Graduate and Vocational Schools, Creative Arts Institutes and other organizations for Tertiary Level Education, will be held on Oct 21-23, 2016 at Hall 4, SMX Convention Center Manila. 

Organized by World Expos and Concepts Inc. (Worldexco), this exhibition will showcase dozens of universities, colleges and academic institutions, alongside sponsors and partners. ExHEd will also include a series of presentations, career talks and other activities to aid students as they make a choice for their future.

We want to make it easier for students and their parents to collect information about different institutions for higher learning without them having to visit each and every campus which can be time-consuming and expensive” says Raquel Romero, President and General Manager of World Expos and Concepts. “This expo will serve as a gateway for them to gain more knowledge on the various opportunities that are available to students as the Philippines goes through the K to12 program", she added. 

ExHEd will also provide a venue for students to explore options for studying abroad. Representatives from academic institutions from countries such as Australia, Spain and Hungary will be present to share with the students and their parents the ins and outs of applying to universities overseas.

The Expo for Higher Education’s vision is to become a one-stop-shop of different academic institutions both local and overseas, as well as auxiliary services, event sponsors and partners. 


For more information on sponsorship opportunities on how to exhibit at ExHEd2016 call (632) 855 8341-44 or visitwww.expoforhighereducation.com

Health and Glamour: Pro-Environment Products are Now Available!

Health and Glamour, who wouldn't want to have the best of both worlds right? I know I do! I want to be healthy not just for myself but for my family, and I want to be as glamorous as I can get. That is why I do all possible things I can to take extra care of myself. Good thing these days almost anything is within our reach, there are lots of products that we've grown to love and trust for our body. It actually amazes me to know that as time passes by things just keeps on getting better! And, through blogging, I get to the opportunity to learn new things, meet different people and try out things that are new to me. 
Health and Glamour President, Mirasol Rader during the press conference and product launch.
Just a few weeks ago, I got invited to an exclusive press conference and product launching of Health and Glamour Outsource Marketing Corporation (H&G). The name itself sounds interesting and so are their products. So let's go ahead and get to know more about them.

Health and Glamour Outsource Marketing Corporation (H&G) was founded in 2016 by pro-environment advocates to actively participate in the campaign to promote health and wellness of our body and saving Mother Earth as well! With the daily increasing cases of various illnesses and diseases brought about by our daily use of highly commercialised products, H&G provides consumers with a better option to enjoy organic, natural products that protect one’s health and the world. H&G also ensures products affordability so consumers will have a powerful choice of shifting into organic, natural products with the same budget on the usual commercial products being consumed. This powerful choice enables us to contribute to a safer and healthier environment.

During the launch, they also gave us - media guests some products to try, and I'll start off discussing about them. 

Power Pure Organic Meal

(A POWER MEAL REPLACEMENT)
  • Multi-grain powerful superfood
  • Improves memory
  • Reduces heart disease
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Boosts immune system
  • Promotes younger looking skin
  • Creates lots of energy
  • Enriched w/ micro nutrient, dietary fiber, manganese, Vitamin B1 and Omega 3
Pure Organic Alkaline Turmeric Corn Coffee
Turmeric – Spirulina – Moringa – Alkaline - Corn Lotus Leaf - Flax Seed - Tonkat Ali - Guarana

BENEFITS:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Fights allergies
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Helps fight liver diseases
  • Aids in cancer prevention/treatment
  • Aids in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Manages cholesterol
  • Supports brain health
  • Aids weight loss
  • Keeps skin healthy
  • Improves muscle strength & endurance
  • Helps reduce diabetes symptoms
Nature's Care Healthy Toothpaste 
-Made from Moringa Extracts
  • Cleans and whitens teeth
  •  Leaves a pleasant fresh breath in your mouth.
  • Fights cavities.
  • Strengthens teeth.
  • Helps remove plaque
  • Prevents the formation of bacteria on your teeth and gums.
Body Cream
  • Made from Papaya Extracts
  • Instantly lightens your skin and transforms tight patches into soft, supple, hydrated skin. It is an ideal treatment for parched skin.
  • With SPF 30
Issa Bleaching Soap
  • Contains AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), milk and citrus acids that helps lighten your skin. 
  • It has anti-aging and anti-bacterial formulation that prevents the development of acne, warts and skin disorders.
Issa Charcoal Bar
  • Contains activated carbon which helps draw out impurities and toxins from the skin. 
  • Contains antibacterial properties that heals pimples and prevents further breakouts
  • The activated carbon content is an ideal ingredient for managing oily and acne prone skin types
And here are their other array of products:
Pure Organic Coffe

Green Coffee
  • 100% Vegan Coffee
  • Excellent source of nutrition
  • Contains zinc, potassium, copper and fiber
  • Vitamin B6, C, D and iron
Ingridients:
  • 100% Vegan Coffee
  • Excellent source of nutrition
  • Contains zinc, potassium, copper and fiber
  • Vitamin B6, C, D and iron
Fit Coffee (Slimming Coffee)

Pure Organic Slimming Coffee aims to keep you in shape while keeping your body healthy, beautiful and toxin-free. 

Main Components:
Psyllium Husk Fiber, Green Tea Extract, Guarana Extract that aid in weight loss.
Spirulina which is considered as a `superfood’ because of its nutrients-dense contents. It provides your daily dose of nutrients.

Benefits of Spirulina: 
  • Excellent source of protein
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Powerful anti-oxidants
  • Helps regulate sugar levels
  • Keeps skin healthy
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Fights allergies
Wrinkle Defense Serum
Vitamin E and Aloe Vera Extract
  • Vitamine E + Aloe Vera Serum
  • Preventive care for aging skin
  • Lightens eye wrinkles and dark circle
Underarm Whitening Duo
Say goodbye to dark and sweaty underarms with just two solutions!

1. Underarm Bleaching Solution – Day Use
2. Underarm Whitening Cream – Night Use

This bleaching solution has a special formulation that keeps you dry and controls the production of skin melanin which causes the darkening of the underarms. Natural whitening extracts are also added to keep you protected and confident all day!

Argan Soap
  • Argan soap is formulated as a moisturizing soap and a treatment for skin asthma.
  • It treats juvenile acne and skin flaking.
  • It is also ideal for managing wrinkled skin.
Issa Shampoo with Conditioner
From 100% Botanical extracts with Argan Oil
  • This moisture rich formula cares for and nourishes your hair making it naturally beautiful, smooth and healthy-looking.
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Repairs split ends
FACIAL CARE

ACHIEVE BEAUTIFUL, YOUNG LOOKING SKIN IN JUST 3 STEPS!

1. Cleanse
Honey Facial Wash
  • Regular cleansing hydrates the skin and assists in recovery from various skin ailments.
  • Regular cleansing keeps pores clean and reduces the chances of breakouts or a dull complexion.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: PURE HONEY
  • Contains micro-facial beads for deep cleansing. Skin Tightening. Anti-bacterial Anti-oxidant. Anti-Aging.Moisturizer
2. Apply Toner
Refreshing Toner
  • Enriched with the finest botanical extracts and anti-bacterial ingredients to help retain your skin’s moisture.
  • It makes you feel refreshed and replenished.
  • Lightens skin
  • Moisturizes skin
3. Moisturize

GLOW Day Cream
  • SPF 30
  • Heals Sunburn
  • Anti-aging
  • With Collagen and Vitamin E
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Foundation before make up
  • Paraben and SLS free
REST Night Cream
  • Moisturizes and reduces aging of the skin.
  • Minimizes the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Lightens skin. 
  • Keeps the skin looking radiant.
  • Decreases chances of having skin cancer 
Since Health and Glamour's products are organic and natural, all their raw materials are locally sourced. They are originally Davao-based and for the manpower, they have helped several people already by employing them in the manufacturing. As of now, their products are available via direct selling and they are targeting to sell their products online like Lazada and other online stores and hopefully in the future they will be available in leading department stores nationwide.

H&G offers various Negosyo Packages so if you are into Health and Glamour with the passion in saving Mother Earth you can be a direct seller. You can visit them on the following main outlets to know more details:

Main Outlet/Metro Manila:
Unit 2-D, 2nd Floor, CK Building Visayas Avenue
Quezon City

Davao Outlets:
H&G Outlet A
Door 7, Llamas Commercial Complex
Quimpo Avenue, Davao City

H&G Outlet B
Unit 3, CVA Building
J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City

Monday, October 3, 2016

Celebrating Inner Strength: Novuhair SupportsAlopecia Areata Awareness

Alopecia areata is a condition when hair loss occur due to faults in the immune system attacking the hair follicles which results in partial or total loss of hair on the head and other parts of the body. And last September marks the month-long commemoration of Alopecia Areata awareness worldwide. 


Leading this year’s celebration in the country is Alopecia Philippines, a group founded by singer and songwriter Abby Asistio in 2012. She has been championing the cause of empowering citizens with this condition.

Abby is no stranger to alopecia, having been diagnosed with alopecia areata since she was four years old. Abby’s decision to come out in public with her condition was a major turning point in her life. 


On September 2012, Abby decided to start an online campaign in time with Alopecia Awareness Month by inviting family and friends to pose with the double “A” (inverted “V”) sign using their fingers on the photo sharing site, Instagram. It quickly caught on and Abby was overwhelmed by the response from netizens, with over a thousand photo contributions to date. 

This paved the way for the beginnings of Alopecia Philippines. It aims to raise awareness about alopecia and correct common misconceptions and perceptions about it, provide encouragement to people afflicted with it, and create an online support community for them. 

Inspired by Abby’s honesty and courage, men and women, kids and teens from different walks of life began sharing their own stories and struggles living with alopecia. What started out as a group of ten is now more than 300 members strong and its Facebook page – Alopecia Areata Awareness, draws followers from all over the world. 

Check out her Alopecia Awareness video:


Novuhair has been supporting the cause for Alopecia Philippines through Abby Asistio. Abby have been using the brand continuously since March 2013 and she has only praises to share using the product. 

Nature has provided a safe and effective answer to hair loss and scalp disorders. Novuhair is the only topical scalp lotion in the market that has the highest concentration of natural ingredients, FDA-certified and ACD-compliant. Novuhair is a homegrown, proudly Philippine-made product that is globally competitive. 

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, Instagram: @NovuhairOfficial and follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.