27 August 2014

Shopping for home appliances? Now is the best time to PayLite with your Citi credit card!

It’s raining treats when you PayLite your home appliance purchases using your Citi credit cards!  From now until August 31, enjoy as low as 0% installment deals plus exclusive gifts.

Pay for your new television, refrigerator, washer and dryer or air conditioner at affordable and flexible payment schemes and take home instant rewards.  You will receive a free Rudy Project Waterproof Bag for a minimum PayLite transaction of P15,000, or a free Rudy Project Watch when you charge at least P25,000 on Citi PayLite anywhere.

Citi Credit Cards and PayLite reward you with exciting gifts.

These gifts are yours whether you avail of 0% PayLite or Regular PayLite deals with attractive add-on interest rates.  Simply use your Citi credit card when you buy new appliances at participating stores nationwide and enjoy the 0% interest or affordable converted monthly factor rates on your purchases. 

Citi’s PayLite Installment Plan is a value feature available in all Citi credit cards – no enrollment needed!  You may avail of the plan for purchases as low as P3,000 and choose from 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 or 24 monthly installment schemes. Through these light and easy installment options, there is no holding you back from getting the appliances of your choice! To view the complete list of PayLite merchants, visit www.citibank.com.ph/paylite 

Participating appliance stores include Abenson, Automatic Group, Robinson's, SM Appliance, and Western.  The gifts with your PayLite purchase can be redeemed until October 31, 2014 at participating Rudy Project Outlets found in Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Glorietta, SM Mall of Asia, The Podium, TriNoma, Solenad, Lucky China Town, and Ayala Cebu. Just present the Citi Card used to purchase and surrender the charge slip upon redemption.

XO, Mish

24 August 2014

Show Your Curves With Mermaid Dresses

I have always considered special events as a great opportunity to show others our glamorous side. Buying for a long evening dress is quite tricky because you would want something that would stand out and is memorable. If there is one type of dress that is not that over the top but not boring either, it would probably be a mermaid style dress. I believe that there is nothing more attractive than a hip-hugging and head-turning evening dress. Of course, this type of cut is hard to pull off. But with confidence and the right attitude, anyone can look great in this kind of dress. What I love about this cut is that it is very elegant-looking yet very sexy because you get to show and emphasize all of your curves. I prefer this style of dress with a bold, solid color since the dress itself is quite attractive and dramatic already. Anyway, here are some of my favorite mermaid style evening dresses for 2014 from DressV:

The best thing about shopping evening dresses from DressV is that you could choose the color and size of the dress. You could even have it custom sized so that it would fit you like a glove. For more styles and choices, visit http://www.dressv.com/!

XO, Mish

18 August 2014

Formal Dress Trend: Cutouts

It is not everyday that we are given the chance to wear elegant formal dresses. So when given a chance to wear one, it is just right to seize the opportunity to show people your glamorous side. There may be numerous formal dresses available in the market right now, but there is nothing more eye catching than dresses with cutouts on them. While these dresses may appear to be simple, the cutout nevertheless gives these dresses more character. Cutouts just help you exude a subtle sexiness that is still classy yet bold. Here are some of the sexy homecoming dresses from DressV that I absolutely love:

I believe that cutouts must be strategically placed in the dress so that it would not look too sexy or cheap. This must be taken into consideration especially if you are to attend a formal gathering which requires a strict dress code. Personally, I prefer dresses with cutouts in the back because they do not look trashy at all. Yet, dresses with cutouts in the back look effortlessly elegant and sexy at the same time. With that cutout in the dress, everyone will surely turn their heads once you pass by!

Visit http://www.dressv.com to see more formal dresses!

XO, Mish

16 August 2014

Midea Creates Lab-A-Fair with your Laundry

I consider doing the laundry as one of the most time consuming household chores. It just takes so much of our precious times when we have better things to do (especially for someone like me who rarely has extra time as I juggle law school and motherhood). But still, someone has got to do this task. Luckily, modern Filipino families are now given such opportunity to turn this tedious task into a fast, convenient, time-saving and affordable one.

During a whole day activity last Saturday, families of Barangay Holy Spirit along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City trooped to the Barangay Holy Spirit covered court for the “Midea Lab-A-Fair”. These families and members of the press were the first to experience what Midea washing machines, particularly the Midea One-Touch Washing Machine, are all about.

Gelli Victor and Gabe Mercado, hosts for the Midea Lab-A-Fair event

The Midea Lab-A-Fair showcased the helpful capabilities of the Midea One-Touch Washing Machine in enabling families to take charge of their laundry. With just one push of a button, they can now wash, rinse and dry their laundry and ensure better efficiency and delicate handling of their wash load. Imagine what you could do with the time you saved from doing the laundry manually.

Midea 10kg. Fully Automatic One Touch Washing Machine

What differentiates Midea from other kinds of washing machines is that the Midea One-Touch Washing Machine boasts of one-touch button features which provides 16 percent better cleaning of clothes. It has a 3D Waterfall feature that creates strong water current inside to enable water and detergent to penetrate the fabric more efficiently.  Meanwhile, the Water Magic Cube feature saves time by doing away with untangling of clothes, and the Smart Sensors checks that the right amount of water is loaded in every wash.

A total of 10 Midea One-Touch washing machines were installed for the Midea Lab-A-Fair, with eight positioned at the “One Touch Laba Station” at the court, and two more units at the Demo Truck parked nearby. Each washing machine unit has a power meter installed to showcase its P1 per wash load capability. The Midea One-Touch washing machine not only helps you regulate the amount of water that you use, but it also helps you regulate your electricity use. Of course, we did not miss our chance to try out the Midea One-Touch washing machine for ourselves!

Placing laundry detergent and fabric conditioner before doing the magic...
.. then just click Power and Start!

The free laundry activity allowed 100 registrants to do the free One Touch trial, with a maximum of eight kilos of laundry per person. To participate, barangay residents first went to the weighing stations to determine the weight of their laundry.  Then their laundry was then placed in a special bag complete with a number tag that served as the resident’s queue number for the One-Touch Laba Station. While waiting for their laundry to finish, a handful of Midea Specialists talked about the innovative special features of the Midea One-Touch Washing Machine.

Participants from Brgy. Holy Spirit fall in line to try out the Midea One-Touch washing machine

But the Midea Lab-A-Fair was not just about washing clothes for free. As an added treat to Barangay Holy Spirit residents, special activity booths were also set up to highlight the washing machine’s features and to deliver more fun and excitement.

Members of the media were likewise eager to try out the Midea One-Touch washing machine

The booths featured entertaining games such as “PISO Roleta Game,” “Magic Cube Game,” “Water Control Game,” and a photo booth where residents had their photos taken and got a free souvenir from Midea. A special entertainment show hosted by Gelli Victor and Gabe Mercado featured thrilling games like the “One Touch Game” and the “Pera O Batya Game.”  I myself even joined the games and won a selfie-pod. :p In the raffle, lucky residents took home special prizes like Midea Laundry Packages and brand-new Midea Microwave Ovens.

The event was indeed a success as more families were now introduced to an efficient way of doing their laundries with Midea washing machines. Mr. Joeben Gamatero, Marketing Director of Concepcion Midea, Inc. said “We are very delighted with the turnout and we look forward to doing this more often, particularly in barangays in Metro Manila where washing clothes is quite difficult. Drying is also a challenge given the rainy weather we have. This event is Midea’s gift to the people where they can experience doing their laundry in the most cost-efficient way and most of all, be able to enjoy doing it,” 

And here's me winning a brand new Midea One-Touch washing machine! No more excuses in not doing my own laundry. :p Thank you, Midea!!! Here with me is Mr. Julio Sulit of Midea.

Midea, one of the world’s most trusted appliance brands, is distributed in the Philippines by Concepcion Midea, Inc., a joint venture of the country’s big names in quality home appliances, Concepcion Industrial Corporation and Concepcion Carrier Air Conditioning, with the objective of bringing quality and innovative home appliances to consumers in the Philippines.

XO, Mish

14 August 2014

Midnight Mayhem at Lazada this August 15

August 15 - it’s a payday-Friday and where will you be when the clock strikes midnight? Lazada – the Philippines’ Biggest Online Shopping Mall is offering its shoppers the chance to enjoy up to 80% off on select items across all categories and to add on to the insane discounts, Lazada is also offering the best shopping deals all for you!

How? There are two ways to take advantage of this – if you are just at home or if you happen to have your laptop or PC with you, just log on to www.lazada.com.ph and start shopping away! If by any chance that you are out and about with your friends and headed for a great night, just take out your smartphones and shop via the Lazada Mobile App – well if in case you still don’t have it at this point, gear up and download the Lazada Mobile App which is available in iTunes App Store, Google Play, and now in Windows Store! 

With Lazada, you can now shop anywhere and anytime and take advantage of all our exclusive deals. Enjoy effortless and risk-free shopping with Lazada as you enjoy cash-on-delivery payment, free nationwide delivery for purchases above a thousand pesos, and free returns within 30 days – subject to terms and conditions.

So what are you waiting for? Join the mayhem and make the most out of your hard-earned cash this August 15 midnight with the Philippines’ Biggest Online Shopping Mall –www.lazada.com.ph.

XO, Mish

12 August 2014

Banana Peel Family Fun Ville!

Come celebrate a day with the family at the Banana Peel Family Fun Ville this Sunday, August 17th! They've got a whole line up of free fun activities (and freebies!) from their awesome sponsors!

For every Php500 single-receipt purchase of Banana Peel and/or Banana Peel licensed products from participating Robinsons Department Store branches, customer is entitled to one (1) Family Fun Ville event pass good for 3 persons. This can be availed of from July 25 until August 17, 2014

Please take note of the following promo mechanics for the Banana Peel Family Fun Ville:

1. For every Php500 single-receipt purchase of Banana Peel and/or Banana Peel licensed products, customer is entitled to one (1) Family Fun Ville event pass good for 3 persons.

2. Promo is open to all customers who avail of Banana Peel and/or Banana Peel licensed products in participating Robinsons Department Store branches: RDS Galleria, RDS Makati, RDS Manila, RDS Metro East, RDS Forum.

3. Every increment of Php500 purchase worth of Banana Peel and/or Banana Peel licensed products entitles the customer to one (1) Family Fun Ville Event Pass (e.g. Php1,000 worth of Banana Peel products will entitle the customer to two [2] passes, and so on). 

4. Only purchases garnered from July 25 to August 17, 2014 with the fulfilled purchase requirement will be considered valid to avail of the passes on the event day itself. 

5. Customers are required to present their receipt at the registration booth by the activity area entrance on August 17, 2014 to avail of their event pass. A strict ‘No Receipt, No Pass’ policy will be implemented during the event proper. 

6. Use of passes is valid only on August 17, 2014 from 12NN to 6PM. 

7. A customer may choose to avail one (1) extra pass for his/her area of choice at the registration booth during the event proper by purchasing an additional Php300 worth of Banana Peel and/or Banana Peel licensed products. 

a. Each Php300 purchase will entitle the customer to one (1) extra pass to his/her desired area only (i.e. Mommy Avenue, Daddy District, or Kids Alley). 

b. Extra passes can only be availed when the customer has already met the initial Php500 purchase requirement.

And to add up to your excitement, here's a list of the Banana Peel Family Fun Ville sponsors:

1. Lalaloopsy
2. Cra-Z-Loom
3. Megabloks
4. Hot Wheels
5. UNO Cards
6. Mary Kay
7. Lulu Nails & Dry Bar
8. Delimondo
9. Pan de Manila
10. King Sue
11. Owl Coffee
12. Refresh Big Sip
13. Tortillos
14. Hawk Bags
15. Fujifilm Instax

See you there!

XO, Mish

09 August 2014


Sometimes the usual fare of dining options offered by some restaurants around the Metro  can be quite boring. Thus, the appearance of night food bazaars become a welcome surprise for even the finest epicureans, because these bazaars cater to different cravings and appetites.

Foodies around Fairview in Quezon City will be happy to know that such one-of-a-kind night food bazaar is coming their way. Starting on Thursday night, July 31, SM Fairview will serve as a dining destination of the area where casual food trippers can indulge as they taste samples from some forty different food vendors and kitchens.

Dubbed as EATS @ SM FAIRVIEW, the food bazaar will offer favorite local specialties such as crispy pata, bagnet and dampa-style grilled seafood. International selections include American rib eye steaks, authentic Japanese takoyaki and Chinese noodle soups. Those with smaller appetites can snack on freshly-made shawarmas, Ilocos empanadas, and Cebu chicaharon. Delectable desserts like buko sorbetes, puto bumbong, assorted cakes and pastries also await those with a sweet tooth.

Acoustic music and DJs will provide the entertainment for foodies as they feast. Spacious dining areas can accommodate small to large parties of families and friends. Drinks are available for those who just wish to chill out at the end of a long week.

So meet and eat this weekend and experience for yourself why night food bazaars are somewhat of a cult following around the Metro. Try something out of the ordinary this weekend at EATS @ SM Fairview and go home happy!

Open on Thursdays to Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., EATS @ SM Fairview dining adventure will begin on July 31-August 2 and will run until October 23-25 at the Transport Terminal of SM Fairview, Quezon City.

For food bazaar vendors who are interested in joining, please contact Alpha Corporate Events at 09178862872 or at alphacorporatevents@gmail.com.

XO, Mish

05 August 2014

Homecoming Dresses That Make You Stand Out!

In school related formal gatherings like homecoming and prom, everyone would usually put their best effort to make sure that they look absolutely glamorous and unforgettable. Who would not want to be reigned as the Homecoming Queen or Prom Queen of your batch, right? It is definitely great to be remembered by everyone just because you look awesome that day. Hence, shopping for an outfit, especially for the ladies, is very crucial. 

The downside of buying dresses from the mall is that chances are great that there would be someone who would be wearing the same dress. Having someone wear the same dress as you are wearing is just the most horrifying moment everyone could go through. The options found in the mall are also very limited and they carry outdated items. Luckily, shopping was made easy by online shops such as Dress V and the options online are endless. 

One of the perks of shopping homecoming dresses and formal dresses online is that the designs are endless. Online shops carry all sorts of designs from mini dresses, ankle length dresses, tea length dresses and more. They also have different necklines and fabric to choose from. The colors to choose from are also numerous. Thus, you could customize to make sure that you get the dress that you want.

The best thing about shopping homecoming and formal dresses online is that it is very affordable. I have tried shopping at Macy’s a few years back for a formal dress and I was quite shocked with the prices of the dresses. Most of them are very simple and they cost more than $150 each. Of course, that was a few years back so I guess they’ve gone more expensive now. With regard to online shopping, prices are competitive. Inexpensive homecoming dresses from Dress V are sold for only less than $100! These dresses are not the simple ones that you get from the mall but intricately done ones that would make sure that you stand out from the crowd!

Visit http://www.dressv.com to see their entire collection!

XO, Mish

Penshoppe Steps into Online Retail with Lazada Philippines

The Philippines’ most admired lifestyle mega brand Penshoppe continues to push the envelope further as it embarks on online retail with the Philippines’ Online Shopping Mall – Lazada.com.ph.

From its cool and affordable items that appeal to the Asian fashion palate, to top-billing international celebrity endorsers, Penshoppe has continuously wowed and made waves in the Philippine fashion retail arena. Now, the brand is set on conquering new and exciting territory – Online Retail; and in tandem with Penshoppe on its journey is the Philippines' Online Shopping Mall – Lazada.

“Our partnership with Lazada stems from the company-wide commitment to serve our customers. While we continue to build and expand our brick-and-mortar stores here and abroad, Lazada will help us reach out to more consumers so they can enjoy the hassle-free Penshoppe shopping experience wherever and whenever they want,” says Golden ABC President and CEO Bernie Liu.

Excitement is really brewing in the air as Lazada Philippines’ Co-Founder and CEO Inanc Balci welcomes the lifestyle megabrand into Lazada. “We are very thrilled and happy to have Penshoppe with us and we both value the trust and confidence that they have placed in each other and we take this very seriously,” mentions Balci. “Lazada has expanded its categories from mobile and laptops to include lifestyle in our fold and we are dedicatedly strengthening our lifestyle categories, and working with the lifestyle megabrand such as Penshoppe is truly motivating,” Balci adds.

Penshoppe can now be purchased from Lazada Philippines by simply logging into www.lazada.com.ph/penshoppe. For more updates on sales promo and new products, subscribe to www.facebook.com/lazadaphilippines and visit www.lazada.com.ph

XO, Mish

03 August 2014

#MadAboutDenim Runway Show

I seriously cannot imagine life without denim. It is probably the most comfortable, yet trendy item that everyone has in their closet. What's great about jeans fashion is that it has evolved over the years. Denim is now wearable from head to toe - from tops, pants and accessories to shoes and even bags! Thus, countless designs, cuts, styles, and washes have gone on trend to redefine denim fashion.

As part of SM Megamall's #MadAboutDenim campaign, a fashion show featuring the denim collection of some of the biggest and most popular international brands was recently concluded. Here are some of the items that captured my eye during such event: