Monday, December 12, 2016

Philippines Gets First Taste of La Dolce Vita with the New Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut

Late last month, Swiss Miss, the world-famous chocolate powder drink, launched their newest flavor-Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut. The newest flavor draws inspiration from this luxurious Italian lifestyle that evokes the romance and passion of Italy. And, what better place to host the event to than in Venice Grand Canal Mall, Taguig which gives the authentic Italian feels.

In Italy, “La dolce vita,” which literally translates to “the sweet life,” celebrates the Italians’ flair for passion, romance and life’s luxuries – from savoring sumptuous meals with family and spending moments with friends and loved ones to listening to passionate music and donning the latest fashion pieces. Indeed, in this wondrous country, every day is truly La Dolce Vita!

Made from premium, imported cocoa and real milk, Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut fuses the aroma and flavor of roasted, buttery hazelnuts with silky, creamy and frothy chocolate. It’s truly a feast for the senses. It's an affordable indulgence with the right balance of creaminess and sweetness, the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut can be consumed hot or cold, at home or even on-the-go. 
We’re proud that the Philippines is the first country in the world to try this new flavor. The new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut flavor is truly a very exciting flavor because of hazelnut’s unique taste and aroma,” said Cathy Castro, Swiss Miss Asia marketing manager. 

The launch of Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut coincides with the launch of their first ever global endorser, Anne Curtis. Aside from hosting a top variety show, the princess of all media, is also an actress, host and award-winning endorser whose daily activities on social media garners millions of followers. 

Work is important, but we should also allow ourselves the well-deserved indulgence by enjoying life and rewarding ourselves after hard-won victories – big or small. With Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut, this is possible anywhere – at work, at home or even while travelling!,” said Anne. 
Living "la dolce vita", Anne embodies the essence of the brand by finding time for leisure and travel in spite of her busy schedule and rewarding herself for her successes. Her recent trip to Italy showcased her passion for life’s pleasures, such as food, fashion, and love. 
Experience la dolce vita by enjoying life’s little pleasures and rewarding yourself with the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut. 

Experience la dolce vita by enjoying life’s little pleasures and rewarding yourself with the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut.
Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut is now available in leading stores and supermarkets nationwide. For more updates, visit Swiss Miss Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Instagram @SwissMissPH.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Shop for all things Home at Lazada's Grand Christmas Sale Finale

With just 5 more days remaining before the 5th Lazada Online Revolution comes to an end, it continues to sweep the Christmas season as they hold its Grand Christmas Sale finale. And, this time Lazada Philippines makes Christmas shopping grander for every home!

Thinking of the best and new items for your home this coming 2017? This is a great time for you to purchase things you will be needing all-year-round. Avoid the holiday shopping hassles because you can now take control! Just download the Lazada mobile app or shop via to get access to best finds for all things home, on sale of up to 95% off. 

Lazada Philippines gives you a lowdown on what they have in store for you for the Grand Christmas Sale, which includes top brands Luminarc, Philips, Hanabishi, Symphony, Nescafe, American Heritage, and many more:

Hanabishi HTB-128 Turbo Broiler (Red). At 43% off, you can get this for only P1,399. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, so make sure to serve the traditional Christmas ham during Noche Buena. 

Luminarc Ascot Beverage 7-piece Set. Get this durable drinkware set for only P499. Easy to wash and dishwasher-safe, this set is perfect as a housewarming gift or even as a start-up package for newlywed couples. 

Philips HD9104 Food Steamer. Did you know that the cheapest steamer from Philips can be found at Lazada’s Online Revolution? Get yours for only P2,995! It has a 5L bowl capacity and comes with a perfect set timer for fish, vegetables, and rice. It also includes an aroma infuser, two baskets to steam several ingredients at once, an egg rack, and removable tray bottoms.

Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo Machine. Show those barista skills for an amazing price of only P2,499! You don’t have to go to the nearest coffee shop for casual meet-ups or friendly dates when you can do it in the comfort of your home! Let the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo Machine do the trick with up to 15 bars of professional pressure that lets you create café-style coffee. You can make bold espressos, smooth lungos, frothy lattes, delicious hot chocolate, and even iced cappuccinos. 

Symphony Diet 8i Air Cooler with iPure Technology. The highlight of your house party! Make your guests feel cool and comfortable. It has a cooling capacity for rooms up to 23 cu mt (800 cu ft), a dust filter/mosquito net for odorless, clean, and purified air, and a powerful, wider air flow – all these for only P3,939.

More deals, exclusives and flash sales await at Lazada’s Online Revolution Grand Christmas Sale from December 07 – 12, 2016. Join this shopping extravaganza featuring your favorite beauty, home, family, and tech products. And if you’re feeling lucky, consider this a bonus: Lazada is giving its customers a chance to win a brand new Isuzu pick-up and roundtrip international tickets from Turkish Airlines.

Visit or download the Lazada mobile app for free.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Presonus Firepod: Professional-Quality Recording System

Looking for a complete, convenient and compact, professional-quality, no-hassle recording system? You gotta check out presonus firepod which is now known as PreSonus FP10 FireWire recording interface. It is a complete 24-bit/96kHz recording system that combines 8 high-quality PreSonus XMAX microphone preamplifiers with 24-bit/96kHz analog to digital conversion. Above this, it's affordable, clean, and quiet sound great for home studios!

Monday, December 5, 2016

#PaskuhansaLRT1: LRT1 Christmas themed train + Selfie Contest!

Oh how time flies! It's the most wonderful time of the year once again. Probably by now most homes are already beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and decors with classic Christmas songs playing. The spirit of Christmas can definitely felt everywhere. 

In line with the Christmas season, LRT1 rolls out its Filipino Christmas themed train to bring joy to commuters, which is expected to run until December 31, 2016. Decked out with traditional Filipino Christmas decorations that feature capiz parols, garlands, and a three-dimensional belen – or nativity scene, among other, the #PaskuhansaLRT1 train became an instant hit among LRT1 riders as it made their commute more enjoyable.

Alongside the roll out of its #PaskuhansaLRT1 train, LRT1 is also giving its commuters a chance to win PhP 5,000.00 worth of Beep Cards every week, from November 29 to December 31, 2016. All you have to do is to snap a selfie on board LRT1’s special Christmas train and post it on Facebook, with the hashtag: #PaskuhansaLRT1.

Commuters with the best selfies on board the train will be selected every Sunday noontime, during the contest period. Winners will be announced on the PAGEONE Official Facebook Page, and will be notified via their social media account.

Here’s the full mechanics:

Take a peek on the LRT1's  Christmas themed train on the video below:

Spread the good news! Share this post and join now. Good luck!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

My Brazilian Treatment Experience at The Beauty Lounge by Bianca Festejo in Taguig + Giveaway!

Happy December 1st! Wait, it's December already? Oh how time flies so fast. Where have all the days gone? Anyway, the past few days wasn't good to me so I would like to start my December with something beautiful. I would like to share with you my Brazilian Treatment experience at The Beauty Lounge by Bianca Festejo.

Reception area of The Beauty Lounge by Bianca Festejo, adjacent to it is a couch for waiting customers or their companion
Does the name ring any bell with you? Bianca Festejo is the owner of Mary Pauline Salon and Spa in Starmall Las Pinas which just celebrated it's first year last October 2016.  I've been to Mary Pauline before already and have tried some of their services and I swear they are one of the nicest salon I've ever been to! You can read here about my Hairtastic Makeover and My OxyGeneo Super Facial Experience with them. Her humble beginning with her first salon turned out to be a big success and became a hit not just in Las Pinas but to many customers from different areas in the Metro. With her desire to provide more people with affordable but competitive beauty service, Bianca finally opened her newest branch, The Beauty Lounge by Bianca Festejo in Taguig.

The Beauty Lounge by Bianca Festejo is a one stop salon that caters to all our beauty needs, hair, nails and skin, you name it! In this fast paced world and given the traffic condition here in the Philippines, multitasking to be able to maximize our time is a must. And, for a mom like me who barely have time to pamper myself it's a relief to know that I can have my hair done, my nails and even my facial in one place which will surely help me save a lot of time. 

The Grand Opening of The Beauty Lounge was last November 14, 2016 but before that, Bianca held a Bloggers Pampering day last November 10, 2016 and I was one of the invited bloggers. Such a perfect timing because my crowning glory needs some rescuing and pampering. 

The Beauty Lounge by Bianca Festejo looks so posh. It can cater up to 7 customers at once for their hair services. They also have other rooms exclusively for non invasive derma service. They have their own resident Dermatologist who will asses you prior to any derma services to ensure safety.
This is their posh nail service area. I also attended the Grand Opening together with Brianna and my blogger friend Eihdra of We both tried their foot spa and pedicure package.
Living the blonde life ain't that easy, especially if you weren't born with it. I should know because I've been living the bleach blonde life for almost 6 months. You can read how my hair transitioned from back to blonde on my blog post here. Bleach blonde hair sure is high maintenance and needs extra care compared to the regular dyed hair. Once you go blonde you have to commit to taking care of your hair or else it will become dry and damaged which exactly what happened to mine. Since I gone blonde last June I didn't visit any salon for the required treatment nor did any maintenance at home such as using the proper shampoo and conditioner. 

Days prior to the event I already made up my mind, I wanted to have a hair color and rebond. But upon assessment, my hair is not eligible to any of the 2 service I wanted. I actually have the option to still have it done but that will add more damage to my already damaged hair. I sure don't want that. My hair needs nourishing and rescuing according to my stylists, Sir Edward and Sunshine so they recommend the RMANES Brazilian Treatment and that's what we did! 

I just found out then that there are actually 2 types of Brazilian Treatment, the Alfaparf and the Rmanes Brazilian Treatment and the Rmanes is the one suitable for my hair. The treatment took about 2 hours only, they have a timer to ensure that the treatment stay on my hair only on the required span of time. There never was a dull moment during the treatment because the staffs made sure to cater my needs, drinks, snacks and a good conversation. 

In about 2 hours time, my hair is done. It has never been this soft and smooth in 6 months time. Up to this posting which is already past 3 weeks, it still is soft and manageable. I still have to go through the same treatment this month though and after that I can already have my hair rebonded. My hair is naturally thick and wavy so I yearly opt for hair rebond. 

I forgot to take my before photo because I actually came in late for the event, but here is 
my hair after treatment photo. As you can see it's only straight because it was blow dried and ironed.

One of the many reasons why I love Mary Pauline is their exceptional customer service and I experienced the same with The Beauty Lounge. They care about their customer, they provide teaching and recommend the suitable treatment for their customers. But of course in the end, the decision is all up to you. I may not have achieved a straight and cool hair color but at least my hair is now healthier which is what matters most. Another thing that will surely make you a loyal customer of these 2 salons is their affordable rates that wont cost you an arm or a leg. Above all these, their services are very competitive which will leave you satisfied. 

Thanks to my stylists Sir Edward and Sunshine!
With Bianca Festejo, the beautiful and generous owner of The Beauty Lounge. Thank you and congratulations Binca!<3 p="">

Here are some of the services that Beauty Lounge offers together with its prices:

Hair Services:

Package A: Php. 800
Hair Color + Keratin Treatment + Cut
(No bleach included)

Package B: Php. 1,300
Rebond + Keratin + Cellophane + Cut

Pacakge C: Php. 1,800
Rebond + Color + Cut

Package D: Php. 1,999
Brazilian Blowout + Cut

Package E: Php. 2,500
Brazilian Blowout + Color + Cut

Package F: 2,500
Rebond + Brazilian + Cut

Package G: 3,000
Rebond + Brazilian + Color + Cut

Package H: Php. 1,500
Color + Bleach + Keratin Treatment + Cut
(Ombre or Balayage)

Non-invasive Derma Services

Basic Facial: 249
International Facial: 350
Whitening Facial: 399
Acne Care Facial: 380-800
Diamond Peel: 500
Xlase Plus: 10,000 (package)
Xlase Face Whitening: 1,800/ session
Diode: 800/session
Oxygeneo: 1,250
RF Arms: 700
RF Tummy: 900

Take a look at those amazing deals! The Beauty Lounge by Bianca Festejo is indeed a one stop shop for all your beauty needs! Visit them now at Petron Station, C5 - Diego Silang, Taguig.

They are also active online and hosts giveaways from time to time so make sure to check out The Beauty Lounge by Bianca Festejoinas on Facebook. <3 div="">

Alright, we're now on the exciting part. Giveaway! They gave us home treatments and GC's and since it's almost Christmas time I want to treat you all for some hair, nails and skin pampering as an early Christmas treat so I am giving away 1,000 worth of GC's that you can use for any service at The Beauty Lounge. Just follow the simple steps on the Rafflecopter below.

P.S. 1 voucher is valid for 1 person per visit.

Good luck ladies!