30 September 2013

Enjoy Unlimited Meals For Less at Success Lounge International!



If there was a restobar that makes you wealthier and more prosperous and abundant each time you’re there, wouldn’t you hang out in that place often? This is what John Calub, the country’s most sought after motivational speaker and life coach, envisioned when he recently opened his newest venture, Success Lounge International (SLI). It is positioned to become the country’s premiere business lounge and restobar, a place where positive people can meet, synergize on million peso ideas, do business, relax and have fun.


John Calub, the Number 1 Motivational Speaker in the County

27 September 2013

Little Rockstar



Hello loves! How's your September so far? Honestly, I hardly felt it lol! I know I've been complaining (a lot) how fast time goes by. But sometimes I feel like time goes by too fast and my academics eats up so much of that time that I am missing out on a lot, such as time for my family and friends, and most especially, for Z. Anyway, Z's turning 2 in two months. I hope his party this year will push through. :) We have no final plans for that yet, but we'll definitely have it in McDonalds Fairview again. I'm thinking of 'Cars' as a theme since he likes his toy cars a lot. We had a Toy Story themed party last year which he didn't really appreciate. :p 

Shirt  from Garfield Apparel. Thank you! :D 


Shoes from Joe Boxer
Grizzly shorts from SM Department Store

Here's what Z wore when we went out last week. He looked like a little rock star with this shirt from Garfield Apparel. All he needs now is a pair of drum sticks to complete his look! The pair of shoes he is wearing here is our go-to shoes for him.They were gift from Z's grand aunt in New York. They're his comfiest and stylish pair of sneakers! Anyway, I'd ie sharing my plans for Z's birthday party in the coming days. :)

XO, Mish


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26 September 2013

48 Hour Flash Sale is Back!




My fave online shop, Romwe, has came up with another flash sale to thank their loyal clients. This sale will last for 48 hours only! Only their fashionable best sellers are up for grabs in this deal and each item costs $14.99 and up. :) Don’t miss out on this, girls!

Go: http://ow.ly/peZtP

XO, Mish

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25 September 2013

Ethnic



I hope you didn't get tired of my black and white ensembles during the past weeks. They're just the easiest to wear, especially with the gloomy weather. For a change, I decided to inject some (or a lot of) color into my outfit. I wore this cute muscle tee I got from Romwe during a rainy day and it was the best pick me upper. I am definitely getting more shirts like this! Aside from the fact that Romwe's products have the best quality among online shops I have encountered, the print of this shirt is just so cute and the shirt itself is made of cotton instead of chiffon so it's breathable and comfy. The best part is I got it on sale for only $13.99. :)


Flats from Dresslink.com

24 September 2013

Let Us Support Talia Joy and Romwe's Collaboration!



Remember Talia Joy Castellano? She's the girl who touched the lives of thousands through social media. Her make up tutorial on Youtube earned her 1,192,000 subscribers and 517,000 fans on Facebook.  In addition, she told the story of her fight with cancer through vlogs in an insightful and inspiring way.  During The Ellen Show, she was asked how does she keep her spirits up?  Her answer; “What can I do? Be depressed? A little fish once told me, just keep swimming.”


Talia earned her wings on July 16th after six and half year battle with childhood cancer. August 18th would have been Talia's 14th birthday.

Talia contacted Romwe to join their fashion Vloggers Team last April.  Through this, Talia and Romwe's design team designed several leggings together. Talia have always said that “make up is my wig”. Hence, they came up with makeup-inspired images to be printed on the leggings. However, Talia was not able to enjoy these leggings as she was too sick when the leggings were already manufactured.

To commemorate Talia's great memories, Romwe will donate $5 to Talia's favorite charity, the BASE Camp Children's Foundation, for every pair of leggings sold. Here are some of the designs that they came up with: Lip-print Black-white Leggings, Colorful Lip-print White Leggings, Lipstick Print White Leggings. This event will start from September 27 until October 11 of this year.

Please support this project by Romwe! :D

XO, Mish 


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22 September 2013

Flawless is Now Guaranteed Hygienic!



Think that all skin clinics are created equal? Think again.


If you’re a fan of treatments offered at skincare centers, chances are you've been to a few and thus know that—price points and interiors aside—they are far from being the same, especially so when we talk about the rituals done before, during and after treatments. The truth is creams, solutions, and other materials used, the training of the aestheticians, and the actual procedure of the treatment are most of the time different with various clinics. And these matters are something that Flawless have already mastered over years of experience. Nevertheless, there is always a room for improvement for the country’s preferred clinic for face, body and medical services.


Last Tuesday, I had the chance to experience Flawless' latest upgrade. Nope, it is not a new treatment but an emphasis to one of the factors that skincare fanatics usually consider, that is, hygiene and cleanliness. Hygiene is of course an issue that Flawless takes very seriously.

I visited their SM Megamall branch, though this upgrade is available at all Flawless branches. As usual, I had their refreshing Cell Booster Infusion Mask treatment. It's not the first time that I had my facial treatment done with Flawless so the changes they have incorporated to their usual routine are very significant to me.


Right before entering the treatment area, there is a hand sanitizer dispenser available for the use of both aestheticians and clients. Hygienic facial treatments indeed start with clean hands. I have also noticed that the materials (including sterilized tools) used for every patient are placed in individual pouches which are then signed by both aesthetician and client. These pouches are prepared right before the treatment so customers are assured that the materials are new and safe to use and not just kept in their cabinets for a long time. Aside from that, the towels they use are stored in cabinets with UV lamp sterilizers to maintain their cleanliness. Lastly, the headbands used for every individual are no longer washed and reused, but they switched to disposable ones. Flawless takes pride in employing the strictest sanitary protocols and keeping it at par with hospital standards to ensure that each client that walks into their doors get the best service they deserve, in the safest environment that the company can provide.


Facial treatments and medical peeling are among the flagship treatments of the famed skincare center. According to Rubby Sy, Flawless' CEO, Flawless boasts of its unique advantage of having a core of full-time doctors working as medical aesthetic professionals for the company. “Through them, we’re able to provide thorough consultation, personalized service, and top-notch treatment to our patients. The fact that our practitioners undergo continuous training and are experienced with the latest advancements in dermatological technologies further ensures that our patients get the care and treatment that they deserve.”


Facial treatments at Flawless have always been amazing. Have you seen my latest outfit post? The photos were shot after Ms. Cathy, my aesthetician, did my facial. No red marks left at all! Anyway, I even had the chance to meet with their resident dermatologist during my treatment. Hence, she was able to advise that I use their Acne Treatment Kit (which I have used before) to treat my whiteheads and pimples in my forehead. Aside from these treatments, Flawless also employs the latest and most advanced dermatological machines including Fractional Needling Therapy Guns, LightSheer Diode Laser Hair Removal, and Velasmooth program, among others.



Powered by Skin Professionals, Flawless is a well-loved brand that is known for introducing pioneering beauty solutions that continuously raise industry standards in the region. At its core is a celebrated roster of well-trained aestheticians and medical doctors stationed at each of its 37 clinics nationwide. To know more about Flawless’ products and services, you may visit www.flawless.com.ph or like Facebook.com/FlawlessFaceandBody. You may also follow Twitter.com/MyFlawless or visit Flawless’ online shop, shop.flawless.com.ph.


XO, Mish


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21 September 2013

Bowknot



Yaaaaayyyy! Finally squeezed in another outfit post! :D I've had a love-hate relationship with the sun lately. Anyway, this is what I wore to the bloggers' event at Flawless SM Megamall last Tuesday. Honestly, I think that this outfit makes me look young (not that I am old :p). The top looks like a school uniform and if I have worn a skirt with it, I could be mistaken for a college student lol! Most of the time, people won't believe that I have a toddler already. I guess it's the petite frame that fools everyone. 


Shoes from Persunmall.com

20 September 2013

Authentic Japanese Cuisine at Izakaya Kenta Restaurant



Japanese restaurants are literally all over the Metro. Nowadays, you'd see one everywhere you go. However, it is hard to find a restaurant that offers authentic Japanese cuisine. Most of the time, Japanese restaurants tend to tweak their menu to satisfy Pinoys' taste. Hence, what they serve are no longer original Japanese dishes.

If you are in the Manila area (and even if you are not), you have to visit Izakaya Kenta Restaurant for that authentic Japanese experience. Izakaya, which literally means "bar" in Japanese, is a place that caters to Japanese people themselves here in the Philippines. Formerly located in Pedro Gil St., this restaurant can now be found at Malate Bayview Mansions in Adriatico St., Malate, Manila. :)


Entering the restaurant is an amazing experience itself. The interior, which was designed by owner, Erwin Medina, is very much like the Japanese bars we see in the movies. There's a sushi bar, individual tables for groups and exclusive dining area for meetings and similar events. Very cozy!


To start off the evening, we were welcomed by owners, Dr. Sakura Medina and Mr. Erwin Medina. They shared to us, bloggers, the beginnings of the Izakaya Kenta Restaurant in Adriatico. Being raised up in Japan, they were always on the search for the best Japanese restaurant until they discovered Izakaya Kenta (which was still in Pedro Gil). They frequented the place and when the previous one closed, they decided to move it to Adriatico just this year. They wanted to share to Filipinos what they have come to love for the past years.


Izakaya Kenta offers dishes like no other as some of their dishes are not served in other restaurants. Their food are also guaranteed fresh and of superb quality. Some ingredients are even shipped from abroad. During the blogger's dinner, we were offered some of their best dishes and here are some of the appetizers that we had:

Supagetti Sarada
Potato Salad

Supagetti Sarada is their version of Spaghetti. This one has a mayo-based dressing and has a very mild taste. The greens are my favorite. They are extremely fresh! As if they have just been harvested. I never really liked potato salads, but Izakaya Kenta's Potato Salad just got my vote! It is not your ordinary salad as it has a kick of wasabi that compliments the mildness of the potato. Don't worry, it is not spicy at all!

Frothy Iced Tea!

Japanese cuisine won't be complete without sushi and sashimi! Izakaya Kenta offers nothing but the best ingredients which were actually prepared right in front of you. Chef Michael even amazed us with his culinary skills by demonstrating how the Santenmori/Sashimi is prepared.

Various types of seafood used for making sushi and sashimi
Santenmori
Mixed Nigiri-jou

The Santenmori tastes very clean and fresh. Me and my seatmates, Ana and Eli, finished this in less than a minute. I have the exact same sentiments with the Mixed Nigiri-jou. I got surprised though that some of the maki have wasabi inside. I have to say though that this is the prettiest-looking sushi platter I have ever seen in my entire life!

Tako Potato

Another favorite is the Tako Potato. It is a version of the Takoyaki, but instead it was made of potato. It has a chunk of octopus inside which is chewy and yummy! The fish flakes on top, called Katsuboshi, are very tasty and they melt on your mouth!

For the main course, we were served various dishes which we had with delicious Japanese rice and Asari Miso Soup. These dishes were prepared differently as they would have done so in Japan: from Agemono or Fried, Itememomo or Sauteed, to Yakimono or Grilled. 

Tori Karaage (Agemono)
Gyu Suteki (Itememono)
Gindara Teriyaki (Yakimono)

Three main dishes were served for our main course. The Tori Karaage or Deep Fried Chicken was cooked with sake and fried until golden brown. The skin was crunchy and the meat was extremely juicy! I finished probably three pieces. :p The Gyu Suteki or Beef was equally delicious! It was marinated in Japanese wine called Mirin and Kikkoman Soy Sauce. The meat literally melts in your mouth. My favorite though would be the Gindara Teriyaki or Cod Fish. The sauce is heavenly and the fish tastes perfect with it. :)


After our appetizer and main course, we were offered sake or rice wine. One of the regular customers of Izakaya Kenta explained to us how Japanese drink sake. He told us that these are drinks for the gods. It can be consumed either hot or cold. But I think they prefer it hot in Japan because of the cold weather. I had a sip of sake and realized that I cannot finish one shot. :D I find it quite a strong drink. I though it was a mild liquor cause after all it is just a wine and it's made of rice!

Okonomiyaki

To conclude our meal, we were served this huge Japanese pizza called the Okonomiyaki. As soon as I tasted it, I realized that it is a huge Takoyaki but it has more filling and it has a richer taste. This pizza itself could definitely fill me up! As for the dessert, we were served Purin and Green Tea Mochi. The Purin or Pudding goes perfectly with the cherry on top. On the other hand, the Green Tea Mochi which was made by the chefs of Izakaya Kenta is not too sweet and has a generous size. 

Purin
Green Tea Mochi

This dining experience at Izakaya Kenta has definitely changed (or widen) my perception as to what Japanese cuisine really is. So if you are looking for that authentic Japanese experience, Izakaya Kenta is definitely the place to go. They are open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for dinner. :)

Izakaya Kenta 居酒屋けん太
G/F Malate Bayview Mansion, 1781 M. Adriatico St. Malate, 1004 Manila, Philippines
02-523-1874

XO, Mish


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17 September 2013

Cardigans and Jumpers for up to 50% off at Romwe!



Nights are indeed getting colder lately here in Manila. I assume even the days are getting colder in some other countries nowadays. During these times, we rely on our trusted jackets and thick sweaters. I personally hated wearing them though cause they make me look plump and smaller than I am. So I resorted to wearing cardigans and jumpers which keeps me warm despite the light material. On top of that, they are also very fashionable. 


From September 17 until the 19th, Romwe will be conducting a huge sale on their cardigans and jumpers for all of you! All items are up to 50% off. This sale runs for 72 hours only. Let's stay chic and fashionable during the autumn and winter seasons! :D


XO, Mish

PS, Romwe's having an ongoing flash sale right now. Origami skorts are being sold for $19.99 only! To see the sale, visit: http://www.romwe.com/manage_activity/best_seller_sale/


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16 September 2013

Kiddie Corporate



Here's a new kiddie outfit post from my little Z. Since I am very busy lately, I take photos of Z's outfits instead of mine. Hope this would suffice for the lack of my ootds. :p This fun business attire is what he wore for our appointment last week. He had to wear something decent, so I settled for a polo shirt and black pants with black leather shoes.

Shirt  - United Colors of Benetton

I love how kids' shirts usually have cool prints on the back. They're so cute!

Pants from Mickey Mouse at SM Department Store
Added this cute bowtie from H&M. Do you like it?  :D

He keeps on running around so some of the photos are blurred. Anyway, this cute pants from Mickey Mouse is something that he could wear for events that calls for casual or smart casual attires. Good thing we got this during the 3 day sale at SM Fairview. :)

XO, Mish


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15 September 2013

The $12.99 Shirt Sale at Romwe!



It's flash sale time again! Since shirts are the most necessary clothing piece we have in our closets, Romwe is offering their some selected basic t-shirts for just $12.99 each plus free shipping. Their shirts come in different prints: from sugar, spice, to everything nice! Here are some of the items being sold at the flash sale:


As usual, this sale runs for 48 hours only. And all of the items are sold for up to 50% off. So don't miss out! :D


To check the rest of the items, go to: http://bit.ly/17XvXNL

XO, Mish


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14 September 2013

Shop Men's Wear Online



There are more online shops for women’s apparel and kids’ wear that I know of as compared to online shops catering for men. I think this is because women are more likely to shop online for themselves and their children. Nevertheless, the market of online shopping malls is expanding and is now available for everyone.


In Efoxcity.net, both genders are prioritized. Hence, they are offering discounted men’s clothing, from casual wear to business wear, for as low as $11. Some of the items that they are offering are business shirts, casual tees, mens jeans, jackets, coats, knitwear and more! Anyway, here are some of my favorites from their site:


Think these items would look amazing on your boyfie or your hubby? Visit Efoxcity.net and check out the rest of their mens clothing collection! :)

XO, Mish

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11 September 2013

August Lookbook



I can't believe August went by just like that. It felt like a week! I've been busy with exams, mommy duties, and several events for the past month. It was indeed stressful, yet blessed. Anyway, you know how I won't let a month pass without posting a recap of all the outfit post I had for the previous month. So here you go...

Boyfriend
Udobuy Shirt, Lovelywholesale heels, Romwe sunnies, Daniel Wellington watch

Topgun
Chicnova pants, Romwe top, Bellast bracelet

Full Bloom
Efoxcity dress, Dresslink necklace, Mart of China heels 

As usual, I was not able to post as much as I wanted to. Can't wait for sembreak so I could share to all of you more outfit and personal posts. :)

XO, Mish

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