28 July 2014

Celebrate National Burger Day with Caliburger!

July 28 is National Burger Day. Celebrate with CaliBurger and get a FREE 4pcs Cali Sweet Wings for every P500 worth of delivery on that day. This treat is definitely something that you shouldn't miss because their Cali Sweet Wings is to die for! See my review HERE. All you have to avail this promo is to call and order at 87878 or go to citydelivery.ph! 

XO, Mish

27 July 2014

Pink Parlour Hand Paraffin Wax Treatment Review + Giveaway

Pink Parlour never fails to treat their clients like royalties as they always come up with new relaxing treats for them! Last week, I was able to try out their latest royalty treatment, the Hand Paraffin Wax, at their SM The Block branch. This one definitely suited me well cause my hands were abused from writing case digests and notes for school. This is definitely a treat that I needed at that time! 

I'll never get tired of seeing Pink Parlour's super cute and girly interior. Aside from that, they also have nice and comfy seats, tons of pillows, blankets, and your very own Pink Parlour kitty to keep you company. 

26 July 2014

Denim Rules! What Your Jeans Say About You

Think your denim utters nary a word about you? We beg to differ.

Take bell bottom jeans, for example. These pants, with their iconic bell-shaped hems, were introduced innocently enough—sailors in the U.S. Navy first wore them in the 19th century. By the late 1960s, however, these exaggerated flares had been adapted by fashion-forward teenagers, not only as adolescent garb, but also to show a generation’s counterculture sensibilities. Even today bell bottoms speak so symbolically that they’ve become a key emblem of the 1970s, as much as a tie-dye headband.

Sporting bell bottoms in modern times isn’t out of date, but simply retro-chic, depending on your overall sense of style. Luckily, you’ve got plenty of other denim options—from skinny jeans to colored jeans—that speak volumes, too.

So what are the new fashion rules for wearing denim? Just one: DENIM RULES! 

Jeans, in all their body-contouring comfort, can be worn everywhere—from the office to after-work parties. Whether you want to live in denim at work or play, the key is adapting jean-altering trends to suit your own style.

What do your jeans say about you? From revealing classical leanings to trend-spotting clues, we’ll tell you how your jeans are spilling the beans. But first, we’ll look at the different types of jeans out there.

24 July 2014

It’s Trendy Thursdays with Zalora and MasterCard

Thursday is the new favorite day of the week among trendspotters and fashionistas, as leading fashion and accessories retail website Zalora now provides 10% discount for MasterCard cardholders under the MasterCard Thursdays promotion.

Zalora provides a secure and user-friendly shopping platform, which features a wide  range of clothing and accessories for men and women from some of the top local and international brands. Providing the ultimate shopping convenience, Zalora offers an extensive delivery network nationwide, free shipping for orders from Php1,000 and above, and a 30-day return policy.

Shopping at Zalora becomes more exciting on Thursdays with MasterCard.

To enjoy hassle-free shopping, simply shop at www.zalora.com.ph/mastercard on Thursdays and use your MasterCard credit, debit and prepaid card to pay. A 10% discount will then be automatically deducted from your total bill. There is no minimum spend required, and no cap on the discount.

“This promotion with Zalora is just one of the many ways we at MasterCard let our cardholders  experience the convenience of online shopping and and access to the latest in fashion and style,” explained MasterCard VP for Marketing Ailea Zialcita.

The MasterCard Thursdays promotion at Zalora runs until December 31, 2014. Per DTI Permit No. 4544. Series of 2014.

XO, Mish

22 July 2014

XXX: Xperience, Xcite, Xperia with Lazada Philippines

Headlining this season's roster of new smartphones is no other than the Sony Xperia Z2 and it is now available in Lazada.com.ph - the country's online shopping mall.

Trailing from its predecessor - the Sony Xperia Z1, the Sony Xperia Z2 is packed with more features and with a slightly larger screen display. While the product details would spell out the details of the Sony Xperia Z2, here are the things to expect about the season's "it" phone - utilitarian, richer color display, and agile imaging capability.

The Sony Xperia Z2 remains true to its Z-series DNA being resistant to dust, moisture, and even water. So whether you are trekking outdoors or partying the night away, fret no more as the Z2 never shies away from these challenges.

Out of pocket or purse space? The Sony Xperia Z2 now comes leaner with an 8.2mm body with glass panels front and back and encased in a single aluminium frame. So it could easily fit anywhere.

Richer Color Display:
Viewing selfies and videos with friends are so much easier with the Sony Xperia Z2! With its Triluminos display with X-Reality for a wider color range and greater detail, the Z2 now sports the Live Colour LED which makes wide angle viewing much easier. So you won't need to pass around your phone everytime you need to show a cool photo!

Agile Imaging Capability:
Capturing vivid moments? The Sony Xperia Z2's 20.7 megapixel camera boasts its sheer capability of shooting videos at 4K resolution and has its own software-based image stabilization called SteadyShot. So you can be sure that you won't miss any moment behind and you can live your life at its best!

Sounds too good to be true? Experience the newest Sony Xperia Z2 with the Philippines' Online Shopping Mall. Shop effortlessly and risk-free by logging into http://www.lazada.com.ph/sony-xperia-z2-16gb-android-44-black-130510.html to get the best deals on the Sony Xperia Z2 and experience what the rave about the season “it” phone is all about.

XO, Mish

15 July 2014

Bring Out The Chef in You With Solane’s Cuisinera Challenge

Solane, the country’s top LPG solutions provider, is giving a tasty opportunity to cooking moms, dads, kuyas, or ates, whose homemade dishes would give restaurants a run for their money: Join this year’s Cuisinera Challenge: 30 Minute Easy Recipe, a cooking contest for amateur cooks with a unique and original recipe.

The challenge is open to one representative of a Filipino family who has no credentials in professional cooking nor is practicing chef duties in commercial or industrial establishments. To join, submit your original recipe, a 50-word write-up why Solane is your favorite cooking gas, your receipt of a purchased Solane LPG tank or refill and other personal document requirements stated on www.solane.com.ph/whats-cooking/2014/06/cuisinera-challenge-solane-lpg. Mail the entries to Isla LPG Corporation, 14/F Citibank Center 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City until July 25 to qualify.

Solane, the country’s top LPG solutions provider, is giving a tasty opportunity to cooking moms, dads, kuyas, or ates, whose homemade dishes would give restaurants a run for their money with this year’s Cuisinera Challenge: 30 Minute Easy Recipe, a cooking contest for amateur cooks with a unique and original recipe.

Criteria for the paper screening are completeness of documents (30%), quality of answers in the essay questions and mandatory information (30%) and quality of photos of the recipe (40%).

Twenty-four contestants will then qualify for the next round—the Cook-off set on August 2 at The Cookery Place in Bonifacio Global City. During the Cook-off, each contestant should be able to cook the recipe within 30 minutes. Quantity must be good for four and plated for two. Criteria for the Cook-off round are dish preparation (20 points), originality and creativity (10 points), plating and presentation (30 points) and taste (40 points)

From the Cook-off, twelve finalists will be selected. The contestant whose recipe earns the highest score will win P30,000 cash tax free and a one-year supply of Solane LPG. The other 11 finalists will each receive P2,000 cash and a Solane gift pack. For more information on the mechanics, visit www.solane.com.ph or text the Solane Hatid Bahay Hotline at +63918 887 5555.

Solane’s Cuisinera Challenge aims to recognize the delightful homemade recipes that will make Sundays the best days for any Filipino family. Join the contest now and make your favorite family meal a nationwide sensation with the help of the country’s most trusted cooking gas, Solane.

XO, Mish

14 July 2014

Share A Coke, Share Happiness!

There's probably a million ways on how we could send good vibes to everyone and one of which is made possible by the geniuses from Coca-Cola Philippines. Coca-Cola has released here in the country the most popular Pinoy nicknames, terms of endearment, and group names on personalized Coca-Cola products for a more fun and personal way of sharing a Coke. In my opinion, just seeing those personalized cans and bottles can make someone smile, but sharing it with another can produce genuine happiness. This phenomenal campaign has now made people in more than 50 countries worldwide happy and I am definitely glad that it is now here in the Philippines!

Last Saturday, July 12, I experienced a fun afternoon as Coca-Cola invited people to Share A Coke with each other. What a perfect study break! Leading the celebration at the Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall was Jasmin Vinculado, Marketing Director of Coca-Cola Philippines, who also headed the first ever Share a Coke campaign in Australia. “We brought Share A Coke to the Philippines with one goal – to share happiness. Sharing a Coke is a simple yet fun and exciting way for us Filipinos to be able to show our appreciation to people who make us happy." she shares.

Ms. Jasmin Vinculado and Mr. Ben Chan

Among the event’s highlights was a celebration of the long-standing partnership between Coca-Cola and the country’s leading teen clothing brand Bench/. Staying true to the essence of Share a Coke, Vinculado, on behalf of Coca-Cola, shared a Coke with Ben Chan, Chairman and CEO of Bench to show the company’s appreciation for all the years they have worked together. 

It was indeed a fun-filled event as such was followed by a fashion show. Models clad in stylized Share a Coke shirts showcased their smiles and their personalized Coca-Cola bottles and cans on the catwalk. At the same time, they entertained and interacted with the co-models and guests alike by showing them the many ways of sharing a Coke. The reasons to share a Coke were just endless! 

Joseph Marco
Julia Montes
Enchong Dee

Coca-Cola Happiness Ambassadors Joseph Marco, Julia Montes, and Enchong Dee gave the audience a blast by sharing personalized Coke cans bearing terms of endearment “Crush,” “Hottie,” and “Love” to some unsuspecting guests. Too bad I didn't get one from them. :p

Enchong, Julia, and Joseph with Coca Cola and Bench executives

The message of the event was simple: Sharing a Coke is a simple yet personal way to show appreciation for people who make you happy. It inspired all attendees to show gratitude for even the small, everyday gestures that otherwise go unnoticed – like how your officemate “Jen” makes work more exciting, how your barkada serves as your second family, how your BFFs provide the best shoulder to lean on, how your kuya is always there to protect you, or how your ‘nay loves you unconditionally.

Showing our appreciation for other people’s simple gestures by sharing a Coke has never been more fun and exciting. The personalized Coke packs are available in sari-sari stores, convenience stores, groceries, supermarkets and even vending machines nationwide. You may also drop by Share a Coke booths in supermarkets, malls and schools to have your own personalized Coca-Cola printed in an instant.

Thank you Coca Cola for our personalized bottles! 

To know how you could get your own personalized bottles, please check out www.shareacoke.com.ph!

Visit the official accounts of Coca-Cola Philippines:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CocaColaPhilippines
Twitter - https://twitter.com/CocaColaPH
Instagram - http://instagram.com/cocacolaph

XO, Mish

Barenaked Sugaring Salon Il Terrazzo Eyebrow Shaping Review

I've only tried two waxing salons my entire life. Both of them uses hot wax so the concept of sugaring made me curious. Luckily, I was invited by the owners of the newly opened Barenaked Il Terrazzo branch to try out their eyebrow shaping sugaring service. I was quite skeptical at first because I was previously rejected by a waxing salon when I was about to have my brows waxed. Apparently, my brows needed to be shaped first before they could wax the remaining hair. With Barenaked's sugaring method, only one procedure is needed to shape the brows and remove the stray hairs.

Barenaked in Il Terrazzo is easy to locate. It's because they're alongside the yummiest restaurants in the area. :p You could actually see the place from outside of Il Terrazzo. They're located in the 2nd floor of the building.

Spacious waiting area
Spa-like hallway
Clean and sanitary beds.

12 July 2014

Support Four Eyes' A Pair for A Pair Program

My eyesight started to worsen when I entered law school. Hence, I was forced to wear prescription glasses that I hated initially. I soon developed more appreciation for them cause I find it hard to go on with my daily activities without wearing them. Honestly, it's just hard not being able to see things clearly. I wasn't that productive and I was prone to accidents. Lucky for me, I could afford to pay for a pair of such important, yet neglected accessory. However, there are also unprivileged individuals who cannot afford to pay for such as they have other necessities to prioritize. Thank God cause the vision angels of Four Eyes came up with the "A Pair for A Pair" program!

If you haven't heard of Four Eyes Philippines yet, it is the first online optical store for prescription eye wear in the Philippines. Four Eyes gives its customers the chance to to purchase the finest styles of prescription/non-prescription eyewear and sunglasses in the comforts of their own home through its website, in their own time and pace, and at clear-cut, fair and personalized prices. And as a part of its corporate social responsibility, Four Eyes works with non-profit partner charities to ensure that each sale of its eyewear will give someone in need of access to affordable prescription eyewear. So how does this program works? Simple. Buy one pair of glasses from Four Eyes and it will, in return, donate one to a person in need of the same.

Last summer, Four Eyes and World Vision went to Brgy. Sto Nino in Dasmarinas, Cavite to conduct an eye check up to more than 250 individuals they have gathered from the said community. After producing the eyeglasses for the said individuals, they finally were able to give the same to these people during another charity event last June 21st. Now, these people can see better and perform better with the help of those glasses with the correct prescription lenses for their eyesight from Four Eyes.

Let us support this life-changing campaign of Four Eyes by visiting their website, http://www.foureyes.com.ph/, and availing of their affordable products. Shopping at Four Eyes is so easy as everything is done online. The style guide on the website helps the customers easily choose a pair of glasses while advising them on the current fashion trend. All of their frames are sold at the price of 1,495 PhP including the lens. You may even avail of their ‘Home Try-on’ service so that you could test their products at home and get opinions from friends and relatives before deciding on which product to purchase. With more glasses being purchased, more people who cannot afford them will be given a chance to see better with the help of donated prescription eyewear. 

Visit their sites:
Website - http://www.foureyes.com.ph/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FourEyesPH

XO, Mish

11 July 2014

Romwe World Cup Flash Sale

Rooting for any of the teams in the World Cup? To celebrate the recently concluded sporting event, Romwe is holding a special sale. Save up to 80% off on selected items from Romwe. All items are up for grabs for only $12.99! The sale will start on the 11th of July and will last until the 14th of July. 3 days only! As always, free shipping worldwide and items will be shipped within 24 hours.


XO, Mish

10 July 2014

Metrobank Card Corporation Launches Dramatic Reading Series with G. Töngi at Century City Mall

Media celebrity G Töngi, newly appointed Artistic Director of Upstart Productions, spearheads Upstart Soundstage, a series of bi-weekly dramatic readings presented by Metrobank Card Corporation at Century City Mall at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Upstart Sound-stage will present a different full-length drama, comedy, or musical every two weeks, each show featuring well-known theater personalities and stage directors. No props, no sets, no costumes—just pure performance.

“Readings like this are very popular in L.A and New York,” declares Töngi, who has timed her birthday celebration to coincide with the first play in the series. “We want to do the same thing over here.” To that end, Upstart has lined up an impressive array of actors for the project: noted stage and screen personalities Audie Gemora, Noel Trinidad (one of Upstart’s board members), and Töngi herself, along with renowned directors like Anton Juan and Bobby Garcia.  

But will Manila audiences take to the concept of stage shows without any staging? Apparently, they already have: Töngi and her partners have conducted quite a few informal readings of this type, and they’ve all been very well-received. Upstart founder Joel Trinidad, Noel’s son, is not at all surprised. “I’ve always loved dramatic readings, “ he shares. “When you take away the sounds and lights and costumes, you force people to really pay attention.” Upstart Managing Director Onyl Torres, who doubles as the company’s Musical Director and Composer, likens the medium to a radio play. “You get the same emotions, the same human drama,” he says. “It’s very powerful.” Töngi concurs: “In our last few readings, people were in tears—the actors and the audi-ence.”

Upstart Soundstage kicks off with Töngi’s birthday celebration: a reading of Jane Anderson’s The Baby Dance, an emotionally charged drama about a suburban couple adopting the unborn baby of a poor couple. Other proposed shows in the series—which will run continu-ously, every two weeks, in three-month blocks—include Pippin by Stephen Schwartz, Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet, The Sea-gull by Anton Chekov, Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, and many others. “A different show every two weeks, at a fraction of the cost of a regular show,” notes Töngi. “Where else can you experience that?”

Upstart Soundstage: The Dramatic Readings. Starting Sunday, June 15, at 7:00 pm at the event space on the 5th floor of Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, and playing continuously every other Sunday from then on. Show schedule may change based on availability of performance rights and other factors. Tickets at P300 each, available at the door. Presented by Metrobank Card Corporation in cooperation with Century City Mall. From Upstart Productions.

XO, Mish

01 July 2014

Joe’s Jeans Private Launch Hosted by Ingrid Chua-Go

Shopping for a good cause has reached lime light when Joe’s Jeans hosted an exclusive sale party for the international blogger, Ingrid Chua-Go in partnership with Teach for the Philippines, at the first and newest Joe’s Jeans boutique at SM Mega Fashion Hall last May 12, 2014. 

Ingrid Chua-Go for Joe's Jeans

Joe’s is an L.A.-based casual chic lifestyle brand known for modernized, timeless styles from premium denim and collection pieces to contemporary accessories and footwear. With over a decade of influence in the fashion industry, Joe’s has remained true to their DNA throughout their expansion, embracing fashion innovation in the creation of a fully faceted line for men and women. 

Living up to image of Joe’s Jeans, Ingrid has shared and strengthen the advocacy of reaching out to people through that one thing where she is best – Fashion. She decided to give part of the proceeds of the launch to Teach for the Philippines. 

Teach for the Philippines is a for-purpose organization that works to provide all Filipino children with an inclusive, relevant, and excellent education.  They enlist the country’s most promising young leaders to teach for two years in public schools throughout the Philippines. Through their experiences in the classroom, Teach for the Philippines transforms country’s leaders into lifelong advocates for education equity.

Ram Lopez, Vito Bucoy, Chris Duran, Mika Bucoy,Ingrid Chua-Go, Ryan Singh, Lesley Tan

All the guests of Ingird eagerly went to a shopping spree to take part on a charitable cause. Present in the event were Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Eughie Teng, Edna Chua, Lesley Tan, Liza Ilarde, Gigi Soliman, Kathy Shih, Digzy Umali and more who gave their full support. 

Gigi Soliman, Ingrid Chua-Go, Tata Saavedra, Tessa Valdes, Kathy Shih

Joe's Jeans are the choice of Hollywood's biggest stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gisele Bundchen, Zoe Saldana, Cameron Diaz, Miranda Kerr, Ben Affleck, Joe Jonas and a lot more.

XO, Mish