28 July 2013

JUENEVIE: Forever Young's Treatments + Review

We indulge in spa treatments to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. But don't you find it hassle and stressful to travel to the mall or to the spa just to have your facials, massages and other treatments done? Plus, you have to drive (or commute) back home when you are have already dozed off because of the calming treatment. Worry no more cause Juenevie Forever Young is delighted to bring you the first Anti-aging Treatments in the comforts of your home! Aside from these anti-aging treatments that will induce the youth in you are exclusively Juenevie branded massage oils and blended exfoliants that are meticulously made and luxuriously created to heighten your senses and bring to the journey that is Juenevie. Juenevie therapists maintain the strictest standards as we continuously train and keep-to-date with specialized treatment sequences at par with 5-Star hotels in the world allowing you to bask in effortless youthful glow.

27 July 2013

Classic Sheffield Lady By Daniel Wellington

I believe that watches are the most important accessory we often wear, especially for those who have busy schedules. I honestly feel naked without a watch. For me, it does not only help us keep track of time, but it also completes and boosts our outfits. Colorful watches usually matches a quirky and fun outfit, while gold and silver ones are for classic looks. But if you are donning a preppy style, Daniel Wellington watches are for you!

Daniel Wellington was founded in Sweden by Filip Tysander and was inspired by a gentleman from the British Isles who had an impeccable style, and loved to wear his Rolexes on old weathered Nato straps. Of course, this gentleman is Mr. Daniel Wellington. 

What Daniel Wellington watches have as compared to other watches is their thin and elegant watches which have a clean design and without too many features. The Daniel Wellington watch is suitable for every occasion. Regardless if you’re attending a black tie event, playing a game of tennis or enjoying a sunny day at the beach club – the Daniel Wellington is a beautiful companion.

You'd think I'm crazy if I told you that I love Daniel, but not till you personally see the gorgeous watch I got. The Classic Sheffield Lady, from the Classy Collection, has a genuine black leather band, rose gold ring color (also available in silver), and eggshell white clock face. It costs $199. But believe me, this classy and elegant watch is definitely worth it!

Daniel Wellington watches also have interchangeable straps to suit your mood and style. Nato straps originate from the British navy, where divers would use the strong nylon straps over their wet suits. Even though they were originally made to avoid rust, they match the watches perfectly with their look and versatility.

Can't enough of these classic and timeless watches? Get your own Daniel Wellington watches now at http://www.danielwellington.com/. They ship worldwide, including the Philippines, so you could avail of these watches wherever you are. Don't forget to use the discount code, mishrendon, to get 15% off your purchases!

XO, Mish

*Discount code valid until August 10, 2013.

24 July 2013

Guevarra's by Chef Laudico

I love buffets! My parents often take me and my siblings to buffets cause we all have huge appetites. They always say that the fee is sulit with us. Of course, we are always on search for new places to visit. Chef Laudico's Guevarra's has been on my list of restos-to-visit after my mom told me how great the food was. So imagine my delight when I was invited to witness the grand opening of the said restaurant.

VIPs gathering at Guevarra's main hall

Though located in the mind-boggling streets of San Juan, Guevarra's seems to be a huge hit! The place is always filled with customers even on weekdays. In my opinion, the flock of customers can be attributed, not only to it's celebrity chef/owner, but to the super delicious and mouthwatering buffet menu served at Guevarra's.

See how many customers they have catered to since their soft opening last March? :)

The great people behind the great food of Guevarra's

The Filipino vibe is all over the place. Guevarra's is actually located at a converted 1940's Filipino home. I swear the ambiance of the house could take you back to that era. On top of that, Guevarra's offer our favorite Filipino dishes, such as adobo and kare-kare, but taken to the next level. Some of Guevarra's most popular dishes are the Angus Beef Kare-Kare, Fried Chicken Adobo, and Spicy Squid Kutsotinta. Personally, my fave would be the Fried Dory with Mango Curry and the super cheesy Pugon Pizza!

Some of the appetizers in their buffet table

Yummy desserts and pastries by Chef Jac

Aside from the savory meals which you could eat-all-you-want, the desserts are also delectable! They're all bite-sized so you could get one of each and not worry about your diet. :) They also have an ice cream machine where you could get unlimited ice cream. Yay!

Anyway, here are some of the highlights during the opening last July 16, 2013:

Amazing folk dancers that definitely gave a more Filipino vibe to the event!

With the lovely beauty queens of Miss Philippines 2013

The owners of the restaurant with Mayor Guia Gomez

The place was surrounded with VIPs, guests, media and food lovers to celebrate with Chef Jac and Chef Lau's success and to take a bite or two or hundred of Guevarra's delicious buffet menu. All seemed to be amazed with the ambiance of the place and the amazing art work installed all over.

With the super nice, Chef Jac

So if you are looking for a place to have an event, such as weddings, meetings, debut, birthdays, or if you are simply hungry, you definitely have to visit Guevarra's. Also, they currently have an exhibit entitled Time Taken by Brushstrokes featuring the works of artist Vincent Padilla. Be sure to have your reservations beforehand though cause the place is very in demand!

Here are their prices and schedules:

Weekday Lunch (Monday to Friday) - P399 + 10% Service Charge
Weekday Dinner (Monday to Thursday) - P499 + 10% Service Charge
Weekend Lunch and Dinner (Friday Dinner to Sunday Dinner) - P599 + 10% Service Charge

Lunch is from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM while dinner is from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Guevarra's by Chef Laudico
387 P. Guevarra St., cor. Argonne St., Addition Hills, San Juan
705-1874 / 705-1811 / 0917-311-222

XO, Mish

PS. Don't eat too much rice so you'll have enough space on your tummy for the awesome dishes. :p

*Thanks Monika of Mom Gone Vain for some of the photos!

19 July 2013

Be Treated Like a Royalty at Pink Parlour + Giveaway!

This week has been the most relaxing so far! Not that I don't have provisions and cases to memorize and read, but they're definitely less this week. I don't have to stress out too much on finishing loads of readings and I have more time to blog. On top of that, I was able to experience Pink Parlour's new relaxing treats! :)

Pink Parlour has been known to offer services that will surely make you feel like a royalty. Aside from their famous Brazilian waxing and spray tanning, they also offer mani and pedi services for the princesses out there! This July, they came up with new deluxe treatments: the Coffee Lovers Foot Spa, Royal Princess Deluxe Spa, and Energizing Foot Revival Deluxe Spa, that will take mani and pedi to a new level.

15 July 2013

Getting to Know Juenevie Forever Young!

I am probably the most stressed person that I know of. With my demanding academics, tiring travel to and from school and obligations as a full time mommy, I tend to abuse my body. Thus, my visits to the school clinic have become more frequent. While I still keep the same (stressful) lifestyle, I try to incorporate some activities in my schedule that would not take much time but would definitely lessen the stress, such as drinking tea, listening to feel-good music, or having a pedicure. So when I heard of the unique and fresh treatments being offered by Juenevie Forever Young, I got delighted and excited. Relaxation has just been taken to the next level!

If you have been following me on Instagram (@mishrendon), you have probably seen photos from the bloggers' lunch I attended at The Tivoli located in Mandarin Oriental Hotel. All of us probably know that spa and wellness have become a boom in the Philippines. Filipinos have literally become addicted to pampering, relaxing and anything to keep the stress away, hence, the prevalence of spas and similar places. But with Juenevie Forever Young, the most powerful, age-defying, wrinkle-reducing skincare technologies that guarantee young-looking skin and that bring your skin a youthful and effortless glow are offered to you in your own homes, without the need for travel.

02 July 2013

Pink Parlour's Brow and Lip Waxing Review

Aside from trying out Pink Parlour's Snow White Underarm Treatment (which I absolutely loved!), I was also given a chance to try out their Brow and Lip Waxing Treatments. I was definitely treated as a princess and pampered by Pink Parlour when I visited them! :)

The paraphernalia! 

They often say that our brows are two of the features of our face that we often disregard. But honestly, having clean and groomed brows can make a huge difference for us! It can make our faces looks more appealing and presentable even without make up. I am definitely guilty of disregarding my brows. Not that I want to, but I don't really know how to groom my brows. I am scared of doing it on my own because my bad brow grooming skills and poor eyesight might leave me with uneven brows. Thank goodness, waxing salons like Pink Parlour can help us with our 'girl' problems! :)

The procedure was quite simple and did not last for more than ten minutes. First, the area was cleansed to remove make up. Then, strip wax was placed on the area using cotton buds to ensure a more precise application. Next, a piece of cloth was placed over the wax and it was swiftly pulled to remove the hair. In just a second, most of the hair in the area are gone! After shaping my brows and removing all unnecessary hair, my brows were lastly trimmed to perfection. 

The same procedure was done with my lip area. The only difference was that powder was generously placed on the area before applying strip wax. This was to prevent the wax from penetrating the skin, thus, lessening the pain. Their lip waxing treatment usually uses a combination of strip and hard wax, but my technician opted to use strip wax only since I have very fine hair.

In my opinion, the lip waxing was more painful than brow waxing. The brow waxing did not even hurt at all. Brow waxing, by the way, is less painful than tweezing and offers better and cleaner results. With the lip waxing, I squirmed a bit as the cloth was being pulled but the pain was tolerable. Despite having fine hair, the area was left clean after the procedure. It's been two weeks since I've done the treatment and the growth of hair was slower as compared when my brows are shaved. 

Why have your waxing needs done at Pink Parlour? I believe it is because of how hygienic they facilitate their treatments. I've tried waxing in other salons and to my horror, they double dip their sticks! I could attest that in Pink Parlour they never double dip their sticks. You don't even have to remind them not to do so and they do not double dip no matter how many sticks they could use on one customer. It only means that Pink Parlour assures you that every cent you pay is worth it! 


Sorry for the shiny face, but they placed some oil on my face to lessen the painful sensation and redness of the waxed area. Please ensure that you don't have anything big happening (say a date, or event, or any other occasion) prior your waxing appointment cause the redness of the area would last for at least two hours. On top of that, you are not allowed to wet the area or put make up over it for the next four hours.

Pink Parlour's Brow Waxing costs P300.00 only, while the Lip Waxing costs P200.00. If you are hair on areas other than your brows and lips that you want to be cleaned, you may try out Pink Parlour's Full Face Waxing which costs only P600.00! Check out more of Pink Parlour's waxing services here: http://www.pinkparlour.com.ph/treatment/choice/waxing

Visit and know more about Pink Parlour here:

XO, Mish

PS. Look for Ms. Maricel for your treatments in Pink Parlour's SM North branch. She's did a great job with my brows and she's friendly, too! :)