31 May 2014

It Takes GUTZ To Be A Gutierrez Premiers on June 1 on E!

One of the year’s most highly anticipated reality series is set to make its mark on Asian airwaves as E! presents its first-ever Asian original, It Takes GUTZ To Be A Gutierrez. Featuring the Philippines’ most sensational showbiz family, this sizzling six-episode series premieres on Sunday, June 1 at 9pm, exclusively on pop culture powerhouse, E! (Sky Cable and Destiny Channel 57, Cignal Channel 25 and Cablelink Channel 33).

It Takes GUTZ to be a Gutierrez, premieres on Sunday, June 1 at 9 pm on E! Sky Cable and Destiny Channel 57, Cignal Channel 25 and Cablelink Channel 33.

The Gutierrez family may be synonymous with showbiz but it’s not all glitz and glamor for them. Viewers across Asia will get an unfiltered access into the dra-matic lives of this one-of-a-kind Filipino family as Ruffa, Richard, Raymond and their parents Eddie and Annabelle live up to their name and show that it really takes GUTZ to be a member of their clan. Whether at home or on a cruise, each family member cannot escape the crazy controversies that surround them as they deal with issues of insecurity, failed attempts on marriage and politics, as well as rumors of pregnancy out of wedlock.

Will a supposedly gossip-free family vacation put rumors to rest? Will the family be forced to deal with issues they feel towards one another? How will the hardworking and protective Annabelle keep her family together amidst all the tension-filled family fights? Catch all these sensational emotions and jaw-dropping moments on the first season of It Takes GUTZ To Be A Gutierrez.

Being the global destination for ‘Pop of Culture’ and the renowned leader in entertainment news, the series marks E!’s first foray into original Asian reality programming and continued commitment to shine the spotlight on local Asian personalities and celebrities.

“As the home of the most topical pop culture buzz on celebrities, daily entertainment news and live red carpet coverage, E! is the perfect fit for a no-holds-barred series on the Gutierrez Family,” commented Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Universal Networks International. “We are delighted that they are opening up their lives and that we are able to bring this locally relevant content to our E! audience in the Philippines.”

It takes GUTZ to be a Gutierrez premieres June 1, Sunday at 9 pm on E! (Sky Cable Channel 57 and Cablelink Channel 33). 

XO, Mish

29 May 2014

Go Boho with Romwe's Paisley Romper

If you want to exude an ethnic vibe, Romwe Boho Paisley Romper is perfect for you. This May 29th, starting at 1:00AM(GMT), the romper is on sale for only $11.99. You will save up to 57% off. The sale will last for 24 hours only! As always, it includes free shipping worldwide.  Don't miss out on this one!

Go to: http://www.romwe.com/fth--romwe-boho-paisley-pattern-romper-p-83045.html

XO, Mish

26 May 2014

Getting To Know Ban Kee Trading's Products - Lalaloopsy, Cra-Z-Loom, Boon, The First Years

I remember toys used to be purely recreational or something to entertain children and to keep them busy. Nowadays, toys are considered as a tool for their development as well. Luckily, I was invited by Ban Kee Trading, a company that carries more than 70 brands of toys and other products for toddlers and children, to an intimate mommy bloggers lunch and I was able to be acquainted with some of the latest products that my kid would love and enjoy.

Established in 1986, Ban Kee Trading, Incorporated is a leading distributor of toys and baby products in the Philippines. Ban Kee currently represents companies such as TOMY, INTEX, GRACO Children products, The First Years, Bandai, Zhuzhu pets, Chuggington, and Speed Stacks toy line.

During the event, we were introduced by Ms. Jenny Fernandez to some of the most popular products that Ban Kee Trading carries such as Lalaloopsy, Boon, First Years, Leap Frog, Cra Z Loom, Lamaze, Chill Factor, among others.

25 May 2014

My Magnum Cafe Manila Experience

Since I rarely frequent the South and my blogger friends and I were already at the area, we didn't miss our chance to try out the latest dessert craze in SM Aura - the Magnum Cafe Manila. Right after the Mrs. Philippines Globe press conference, we immediately rushed to the place.  

Located at the 5th floor of the mall, this dessert haven is not hard to find as a crowd can always be found in its entrance. As to its interior, Magnum Cafe Manila is very modern and neat. It is filled with interesting decor that will surely catch your attention. Their staff were extremely nice, too!

23 May 2014

Cebuana Pediatrician Crowned as Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2014

A practicing pediatrician from Cebu, has been chosen as the new Mrs. Philippines-Globe. Dr. Stephanie Sitoy (center) wowed the judges with her answer that what is inside her—her confidence, dignity and principles—makes her extra special. Aside from winning the crown, she was also awarded Career Woman of the Year. The doctor will represent the country in the prestigious Mrs. Globe 2015 World Finals at Shenzhen, China in November. Photo shows (from left): Second Runner Up Aileen Jane Cavas, Mrs. Philippines-Globe Woman of Substance 2014 and Most Elegant Woman awardee Janice Trillo, Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2014 and Career Woman of the Year Stephanie Sitoy, First runner up and Best in Talent awardee Sonia Mendoza, and Third runner up Eizza de Baron.

XO, Mish

22 May 2014

Can't Get Enough of Dior & Roses?

Dior & Roses Print T-shirt:

$9.99, start on 1:00 am(GMT) 22nd May GMT, 24 hours only。
500 pieces limited.

Special gift -- Iphone5/5s case with Dior&Rose Printed will be sent out randomly to 100 lucky customers.
Free shipping worldwide, shipped in 24 hours!
It will recover to $24.99 23rd May.
Don’t miss out, girls!

XO, Mish

21 May 2014

Swensen's SM The Block Grand Opening

Last week, I was able to witness the grand opening of Swensen's The Block branch. Since I am a fan of desserts plus ice cream is perfect for the sweltering heat we've been experiencing for the past days, I was definitely excited to try out their delectable treats! I did not have a hard time looking for their humble stall as it is located near my favorite shops at The Block - Forever21 and Uniqlo. :)

Available in their store are more than 25 varieties of ice cream - from basics such as Vanilla and Chocolate to complex ones such as Reversible Chocolate, Rum Raisin, Midnight Brownies to fruity flavors such as Cantaloupe, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Lime Sherbet, among others.

There were fun activities for kids during the event, such as face painting and balloon twisting. The first 50 customers of Swensen's were also able to get a free scoop of ice cream of their choice. :)

During the program proper, the owners of Swensen's started the grand opening with a prayer and dedication and finally conducted the ribbon cutting. 

Of course, we didn't miss the chance to try out Swensen's ice cream! Aside from the basic ice cream scoops that can be availed of at their store, they also offer mouth-watering combinations from their menu. We had a hard time choosing which one to try!

And here are the sundaes that my blogger friends and I decided to try at Swensen's (clockwise):

1. Oreo Brownie (P265) - A crispy waffle basket served with chunky brownies, Oreo cookies, and banana top with almonds and chocolate sauce.

2. The Chocolate Earthquake (P675) - The Sundae for chocolate lovers combining 8 scoops of ice cream and rich toppings: hot fudge, Oreo, brownie and almonds. - Perfect for sharing!

3. Nutty Banana (P265) - A crispy waffle basket served with banana and caramel sauce on top with almonds and pecan praline.

4. Waffle Sundae (P175) - A scoop of ice cream on freshly baked waffle with chocolate fudge and almonds.

5. Coit Tower (P245) - A tower of Vanilla and Chocolate ice cream with chocolate fudge, strawberry jam, banana and almonds.

6. Little Prince (P135) - Kiddie sundae decorated with Oreo cookies.

7. Mr. San Francisco (P140) - Kiddie sundae dressed with chocolate dipped cone hat.

Just look at that Oreo Brownie Waffle Basket Sundae that I was able to try. It was heavenly! Swensen's never fails to make anyone a happy kid! Thank you for having us at your grand opening. :)

Visit Swensen's at the 2nd Floor of SM North EDSA The Block. Don't forget to check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SwensensPH!

XO, Mish

Back-to-School Spending Made Lighter with Citi Credit Cards and PayLite

This coming school year, stay on top of your child’s school expenses with the help of Citi Credit Cards and PayLite Installment Plan.

If you own a Citi credit card, it’s time to discover the convenience of PayLite, one of its most popular value features.  You can PayLite your child’s tuition fees to enjoy easy, light payments for as low as 0.75% add-on monthly rate, applicable on 9,12,18 and 24 months installment terms at select schools. For 3 or 6 month terms, enjoy the lowest add-on monthly rate in town of 1%  

This coming school year, stay on top of your child’s school expenses with the help of Citi Credit Cards and PayLite Installment Plan.

Ideally, choose the 12-month installment plan or shorter, to ensure no overlap with future schooling needs.  To show how light payments can be with PayLite, a tuition fee worth P30,000 paid over 12 months will have a low P2,725 monthly amortization.

PayLite is welcome at the following schools and universities: Colegio de San Agustin, De La Salle Zobel, De La Salle University, La Salle Greenhills, Miriam College, OB Montessori in Fairview, Greenhills, Makati and Sta. Ana, Southridge School, St. Paul’s College in Pasig and Quezon City, University of Asia and the Pacific, and the University of Santo Tomas. 

If your school is not listed here, but you want to enjoy PayLite’s longer, lighter payments, you can also tap PayLite After Purchase. Simply pay your tuition fee using your Citi card then call the 24-hour CitiPhone at 995-9904 to convert it into PayLite.  Note that this will be subject to credit evaluation and bank approval.

Citi also covers your child’s other school related expenses like school supplies as it gives you 0% PayLite at any National Bookstore outlet. Avail of a minimum purchase worth P1,500 and PayLite using your Citi card. You can choose between 3 to 6 months payment terms.  That’s another way to stretch your cash flow, at no interest!

For a complete list of participating schools and educational institutions, visit www.citibank.com.ph.  Not yet a Citi cardholder? Time to get one today!

XO, Mish

19 May 2014

Summer Wedding Shopping at Dresswe

Summer is almost at an end in the sunny Philippines, but nevertheless it is just beginning for other countries all over the world. With the pleasant weather coming up, I am pretty sure that tons of weddings are already lined up for the season. Of course, there is no other time to shop for such occasion but now. For a complete online shopping experience, you should check out Dresswe. It is one of the latest suppliers of fashionable and up-to-date wedding and special occasion dresses and items from China.

For me, one of the best items to don this season is the wedge sandals for women. It is very classy and gives you that added height, yet comfortable enough to be lounging around with as compared to stilettos. At Dresswe, they offer only cheap wedge sandals that are of nice quality and are worth your money. Here are some of the head turner finds at their site

Classy white wedge sandals
Chic black wedge sandals
More designs at http://www.dresswe.com/wedge-sandals-103884/

To match that gorgeous wedge sandals, beach wedding dresses are definitely perfect. They're often lightweight, flow-y, and just simply beautiful. From short beach wedding dresses to plus size beach wedding dresses, everything can be found at Dresswe as they carry only the latest styles and trends. Dresswe beach wedding dresses have numerous designs for you to choose from. No matter what your preference is, there is always a wedding dress for everyone at Dresswe. Here are some of my favorite designs:

More cheap beach wedding dresses at: http://www.dresswe.com/beach-wedding-dresses-3568/

Happy shopping!

XO, Mish

All photos are from Dresswe.com

18 May 2014

Summer Flash Sale at Romwe

Start your summer with a new wardrobe through Romwe's latest flash sale. More than 200 styles are offered and all items are sold at only $6.99 and up. The sale starts at 1:00 pm, 18th May GMT and will last for 60 hours only! Free shipping can be availed of worldwide and items will shipped within 24 hours. Shop now!

Go to: http://www.romwe.com/flashsale/activeleft/c69?active_id=496

XO, Mish

17 May 2014

Experience Banana Peel Flip Flops

Just a few days before Mother's Day, I received a lovely present from Banana Peel - a Yellow Mellow Sutton flip flops for the mommy and Boneyard flip flops from the Kookiss collection for the little man. This present was definitely just in time for the weekend as we were about to spend it in the province. We definitely had a great time relaxing and lounging around in these slippers. :)

This first flip flop concept store has gone a long way - from a small venture in 2002 to becoming the largest specialty retailer of flip flops in the country with 29 branches, 2 franchise stores, and 9 export countries. The brand has expanded its styles to cater to all different tastes and adventures; you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out. Funky, trendy; plains and prints; there is just too many to choose from. Of course, their products are made from eco-friendly and non-harmful materials from the thong down to the sole. Hence, they're perfect for the whole family!

This year, they have tied up with several partners such as Mickey and Minnie, Hello Kitty, Archie Comics, Lalaloopsy, among others. They also tied up with the Department of Tourism to come up with a line of slippers highlighting the essence of Pinoy fun in line with the country's It's More Fun in the Philippines Campaign.

As a part of their goal to support non-profit organizations and charitable institutions, they also released the first collection of flip flops for World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines. These statement flip flops are designed not just to make people aware of the current environmental situations present but actually enable citizens to participate in WWF’s advocacy.

Know more about Banana Peel through their sites:
Website - http://www.bananapeel.net/
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BananaPeelFlipFlops
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/bananapeelofcl
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/bananapeelofcl

XO, Mish

Red Carpet Fashion at Met Gala 2014

Aside from the various celebrities that the people all look forward to seeing every year, the Met Gala is also famous for the trendy and fashionable clothes that the popular crowd dons. It has been a tradition during the past years that the world looks forward to the designer gowns that the celebrities grace with during the event. These designs do not only become a statement, but they also become a trend.

Photo from Google Images

For the past Met Gala event, I consider the following ladies as the best dressed. They did not only exude elegance and uniqueness, but they also show off amazing confidence in their respective outfits. They are all gorgeous and chic in their own ways.

Photo from Google Images

Aside from the Met Gala Ball, there are several other events and happenings in the Hollywood scene that people look forward to when it comes to fashion. The latest trends and styles in the Hollywood are such a thrill to look forward to as they give us so much inspiration. Good thing there are certain online magazines that are up to date in such news. One of which is the Garven which carries the latest trends in fashion, culture, and celebrities. For more celebrity news, visit http://thegarven.com/celebrities/

XO, Mish

16 May 2014

Cohen's Lifestyle Program for Moms

I've never realized how truly blessed I am for having Z until I have heard stories about infertility and actually met several women who have had a hard time conceiving. Some takes years for them to finally conceive a child, while some just end up giving up. From what I've heard, it is not only costly to undergo medical procedures that aren't 100% sure to finally give them the child that they've been praying for but it also emotionally and mentally stressful.

During the Cohen Lifestyle Centre event for mommies, I learned that the risk of infertility runs high among the obese. As explained by Dr. Angel Bandola, an obstetrician-gynecologist at University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital and St. Luke’s Medical Center and Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre’s executive director, “Weight loss is the cornerstone in the treatment of obesity-associated infertility. Every 0.1 unit increase in the waist-to-hip ratio of women decreases the probability of conception by 30% per menstrual cycle. This is due to the imbalance in hormones leading to problems in ovulation, fertilization and implantation. In addition, obese women who do get pregnant are more vulnerable to pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, stillbirths, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes.”

To address these issues, Cohen came up with a Lifestyle Program that will ensure rapid weight loss and wellness solution through nutrition based on a person's unique blood profile. This Cohen program has helped many aspiring moms lose the flab, experience the joys of motherhood, and stay in shape after giving birth. Without requiring exercise, injection, or intake of pills, the program delivers results, with clients averaging a loss of up to 8 to 10 lbs a month. 

15 May 2014

Romwe's Sunny Spiker at 70% off!

While summer is halfway done here in the Philippines, it is just about to start in some other areas around the globe! Of course, summer would never be complete without a trip to the pool or the beach. To look your best during your trip, here comes Romwe's latest swim-wear design: Sunny Spiker Swimwear. It has white cups with black crossed straps design which gives out a casual and sporty vibe.  The best news is that the Sunny Spiker is on sale for only $14.99! 70% off! This sale will last for 40 hours only. :)

Go: http://www.romwe.com/bam--aqr--romwe-slim-sexy-white-bikinifont-stylecolorredfont-p-85490.html

XO, Mish

12 May 2014

ACTIVEFUN Fairview Terraces' Grand Opening

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to witness the grand opening of ActiveFun Play and Party Center's latest branch at Fairview Terraces. ActiveFun is a tried and trusted brand that aims to promote a one-stop safe and kid-friendly recreational facility advocating exercise in a safe, fun environment and play as a venue to develop several skills of the children. It allows group play encouraging kids to develop social and interpersonal skills as they learn to interact with other kids. 

The event was filled with fun activities such as face painting, mascot  and magic shows, and games that the kids (and their parents) definitely loved. The kids were also able to enjoy the unlimited play at ActiveFun's Safari-Themed play center. I wish I had brought Z with me during the event!

Everyone from the crowd was able to get prizes and giveaways from the event sponsors, Lotte, Mogu Mogu, Lysol, Johnson's Baby, Goody Gulp, Tiny Buds, Disney Junior, among others.

For the ribbon cutting, Team Kramer was also present. They even participated in some of the activities during the event.

Active Fun's Safari Fun Adventure themed center in Fairview Terraces features sections in the play area like See saws, Ball Pit, Mini Slide, Building Blocks for Toddlers; Play Frame features are Slide, Trampoline, Ball Fountain, Cannons, Air guns, Swings, Tunnels & Hanging Bridges.  New Attractions include Water Bed, Rocking Chair, Shark Tube, Revolving Tunnel, Mini Ball Fountain, Fun & Learn Panels and LED Ball Pool! This place can accomodate 150 kids at a given time.

Aside from these fun activities, ActiveFun also offers snacks and refreshments and party packages. Their Party Zone can be used for children’s parties, meetings, product launches, and other occasions up to 80 persons seating capacity.

For inquiries and reservation, call 294-8412/294-8410 or email activefunfairview@gmail.com. Operating Hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays; from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Fridays to Sundays and Holidays. 

XO, Mish

11 May 2014

Protect, Hydrate and Nourish Skin with new Suncelle

Summer is here! While this season brings heaps of outdoor fun, over exposure to the sun may burn and dehydrate your skin, which could lead to wrinkles, age spots or even skin cancer. 

Now, there’s a new skin product that provides protection against sunburn and dehydration while nourishing your skin to keep it looking soft and youthful.

New Suncelle Sunblock Face & Body Lotion, exclusively distributed by Tupperware Brands Philippines, is especially made to provide the ultimate skin care protection. It has SPF 30 that gives 97% defence against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Its unique Collagen Protect System prevents skin ageing caused by too much sun exposure. It is also blended with the richness of vitamin E that helps maintain skin’s moisture.

Suncelle Sunblock Face & Body Lotion is especially made to provide the ultimate skin care protection.

Suncelle’s new and improved formulation is non-greasy and dermatologically suitable for all types of skin. Plus, its water-resistant base keeps skin protected even after taking a dip in the waters. Now, you can say goodbye to the sticky afterfeel, skin irritation and hassle of sunscreen reapplication every after swimming! 

To give your skin enough time to absorb the sunscreen, apply Suncelle Sunblock Lotion at least 30 minutes before stepping out or going into the water. If you will be under the sun for a long period of time, reapply every 2 hours or more frequently.

Have a fun and safe summer with Suncelle!

XO, Mish

10 May 2014

The Biggest Mother's Day Surprise for Camille Prats

Kids love surprising their mothers on Mother’s Day. Some surprise them with portraits of their moms, some give homemade gifts, some even attempt to cook for them.

But few can say that their surprise was their Mother’s Day card printed in a national newspaper for millions to see.

That’s just what Nathan did for his mom, Camille Prats.

Weeks before Mother’s Day, while Camille was busy shooting for her TV series, Nathan visited important people in Camille’s life and asked them to write special messages for his mom. 

“I want to make Mommy happy!“  Nathan said when asked about the card. A card of giant proportions, Nathan was able to get messages from his grandparents, his ‘Nongnong’ John Prats, Isabel Oli and sister Mimi. 

“Nathan loves surprising his Mom - kahit nga walang occasion.” John Prats, Camille’s brother and Nathan’s ninong, shared. Last year, Nathan surprised his mom with flowers during her talk show. 

The card he had signed came out on Mother’s Day in a national newspaper and billboard with the help of Bonakid Pre-School which Nathan is the endorser of. 

“When we found out that Nathan wanted to surprise his mom, we wanted to help him make it as special as we could,” Aubrey Inigo, Senior Product Manager of Bonakid Pre-School, said. Together, Nathan and Bonakid Pre-School worked to make this Mother’s Day the happiest day for Camille.

To watch the video of how Nathan prepared for his surprise visit facebook.com/BonakidPreschoolPH

XO, Mish

09 May 2014

Meet the Candidates of Little Miss Solane 2014

After a long yet exciting search throughout the country, Little Miss Solane 2014 presents the 24 girls with the most promising wits and abilities. On its second year, Little Miss Solane is a talent and personality search where young ladies can discover, develop and nurture their potentials at an early age to help them grow into empowered, responsible and successful women in their own right.

The present candidates with the previous winners of Little Miss Solane

Unlike other children’s competitions that focus merely on physical attributes, Little Miss Solane 2014 endeavors to enhance talent and potential and build character and personality. By giving them a good sense of accomplishment this early, the pageant aims to mold these young misses into successful women who create positive change in the society. Little Miss Solane 2014 is an avenue where young misses can meet new friends, learn new things about themselves and more importantly, improve their talents, skills and well-being. 

This year’s finalists for the cuties category (6 to 10 years old) are Sheena Belarmino, Angela Marie Gilstrap, Kaheia Marie Ida, Marydee Manayaga, Sofia Berry Villanueva, Steph Netthel Redne, Ashley Kate Arindain, Isha Kim Quibal, Beatrize Bade, Rachel Frances Suazo, Ariana Yambao and Precious Mariano.

The contenders for the teenies category (11 to 14 years old) are Ma. Mercy Bacarisas, Kyla Angelica Marie De Catalina, Aubrey Jean Pitogo, Sharmaine Michaela Richards, Princess Justine Marie Sing, Duchess Blythe Uybengkee, Alessandra Rafael, Ma. Dominique Trillana, Marielle Jhoy Tubig, Ma. Christine Mendoza, Schanelle Ashley Banzon and Micah Jillian Antonio.

These young ladies will represent their respective regions and compete during the national pageant set on May 17 at the SMX Aura Convention Center, Taguig City.

Judges will choose one winner for each category and will crown them as Little Miss Solane 2014 Cuties and Little Miss Solane 2014 Teenies. As grand winners, they will each bring home P50,000 cash plus P50,000 worth of scholarships and developmental programs. The title holders also will have the privilege of joining Solane activities like outreach programs, trade shows and client appreciation events where they can further showcase their talents.

Little Miss Solane 2014 winners wowed the media with their amazing talents

Meanwhile, the first and second runners-up will take home P30,000 and P20,000 cash, respectively. Aside from these titles, finalists also stand a chance to get a sash and P5,000 cash prize for the following special awards: Best in National Costume, Most Elegant, Most Beautiful Child and Most Beautiful Teen, Little Miss Talent, Little Miss Sporty and Healthy, Little Miss Intelligence, Little Miss Bestfriend, Child of the Year and Teen of the Year, Solane Mom and Daughter of the Year, and Darling of the Press.

Made possible by Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions company and the organizers of Mrs. Philippines-Globe, Little Miss Solane is sponsored by Monde MY San Corporation, Peerless Marketing, Mister Donut, Oishi Bread Pan, Fres Candies, Yupangco Music Academy, Tiddletots, Ozar, Island Rose, and Dayzinc Vitamin Syrup.

For more details, like Little Miss Solane on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LittleMissSolane) and for ticket inquiries, log on to www.smtickets.com or call SM Tickets at 470-2222 or email us at littlemisssolane@eventvisions.com.ph. This pageant is organized by EVI Marketing Communications.

XO, Mish