31 March 2015

GSK pushes for more quality time with the family with five times faster (Paracetamol) Panadol®

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the global leading healthcare company commits itself on improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer with (paracetamol) Panadol® as the world’s trusted pain reliever, sold in more than 85 countries. 

Panadol with Optizorb® is a type of paracetamol caplet that works five times faster than regular formulation. It contains the same amount of paracetamol (500 mg) found in Panadol, so you can feel confident in its ability to relieve pain such as headache and fever.

“Seven out of 10 Filipinos suffer from regular headaches. The time wasted on dealing with this kind of pain should have been better spent on more important things like quality time with the family,” says Jeoffrey Yulo, General Manager – Consumer Healthcare, GSK Philippines. “This dilemma encourages GSK to continue providing a fast and effective solution like Panadol to pain sufferers.  What makes Panadol with Optizorb® truly different from other branded and generic paracetamol products is that it is the only product to contain Optizorb®, which has revolutionized the way paracetamol tablets are dispersed in the body, so it allows paracetamol to reach the bloodstream more quickly and be carried to where it acts to fight pain, five times faster.”

Mr. Jeoffrey Yulo, General Manager, GSK Consumer Healthcare; Dr. Joy Luat-Inciong; Ryan Agoncillo

This year, Panadol brings more focus to help take away the pain for faster recovery and more super moments with the ones you love. Bringing this life-affirming message to the fore is father/athlete/host Ryan Agoncillo, together with his son Lucho. Ryan is known to be a dedicated father to his children – Yohan and Lucho – and spends as much time as he can with his family. 

As a sportsman who is into motorcycles and triathlons, Ryan is no stranger to aches and pain. But he doesn’t let any kind of discomfort like headache get in the way of a quality time with his equally energetic son, making their moments together pain-free. But whenever pain or headache strikes, he puts his trust on Panadol. And like a true superhero, he has the power of quick recovery in the eyes of his son.

Ryan, together with Dr. Inciong and Mr. Jeoffrey Yulo, lead guests in commiting to having super moments, pain free

“My family is my top priority. Even if I get busy with work and my other pursuits, I make sure that I get to spend quality with my wife and my kids. But, sometimes, because of my workload, I suffer from terrible headaches,” Ryan relates. “Fortunately, there’s Panadol. It offers fast relief to make my super moments with my family pain-free! Indeed, when pain is gone, life takes its place.”

(Paracetamol) Panadol® with Optizorb® comes in 36 x 10s dispenser box and a 10s pack. Each tablet has an SRP of PHP 4.00 and is available at all leading drugstores nationwide. 

For more information on pain management, visit www.panadol.com.

XO, Mish

Stay Classy this 2015 with Weddingshe

The only thing that is constant with fashion (and just about anything) is change. Year in and year out, trends seem to change. I would not be surprised if there is another piece of clothing that becomes popularized by a brand. But we should all know by now that it is not really healthy to be a fashion victim. What looks good on others might not really look good on you personally. There are lots of things to consider when choosing the right piece of clothing. It is important to pick out the best color that would complement your skin tone and to choose the best style to complement your figure. That is why fashion trends are not really accurate when it comes to prom dresses. 

When it comes to choosing the perfect prom dress, staying classy is definitely the key. It is very likely that the new trends are not really the perfect style to complement your body. And it is not practical to compromise such in the name of fashion. What you could do to stay trendy is that you could incorporate the color of the year when it comes to choosing your dress. For example, you could choose a Marsala colored dress which is this year’s Pantone color of the year. Other than that, you should choose a style that is classy and would surely match your frame. Of course, you need not stick with boring cuts and styles because sexy prom dresses are also perfect for the night. You just have to make sure that the length of the dress is appropriate and that the style you choose would match your body type. 

Looking for the perfect prom dress this year is not really difficult because Weddingshe.com has all the classy prom dresses, as well as the latest trends in prom dresses, for you to choose from. Check out Weddingshe at http://www.weddingshe.com/list/Prom-Dresses-14353/ for more prom dresses!

XO, Mish

30 March 2015

#FirstswithPampers: Celebrate Your Baby's Firsts Moments with Pampers Baby Dry and First Book

Now that Zack's turning 4 this year, his first three years suddenly felt like a blur. It went by just too fast! There were times when I felt like I missed so much because of law school. Nevertheless, I am thankful that I have people who were there to help me all the way and help me capture Zack's first moments. Luckily, there are also brands that help us reminisce, celebrate, and share these precious moments.

Celebrated #FirstswithPampers at Active Fun, BGC

During a lunch event held a few days back, Pampers®, the World’s #1 diaper brand, announced the launch of its BEST and DRIEST in 10 years, all-new Pampers® Baby Dry, now in the Philippines. Together with the new diaper launch, Pampers® unveils a new online application Pampers® First Book, which allows Filipino moms to record their babies’ important first moments and share with their family and friends. Moreover, Pampers also introduced its newest brand ambassador (who was then a mom-to-be and is now a mom to one-week old Pilar Olivia), Andi Manzano-Reyes.

Lovely set-up for Pampers' newest endorser, Andi Manzano-Reyes
Extremely love this framed photo of Z!!
These desserts are just too cute to be eaten. :D

During the first part of the program, we were introduced to Pampers' newest brand ambassador and the new Pampers Baby Dry. To begin with, the New Pampers® Baby Dry provides baby with up to 12 hours of superior overnight dryness, so moms can feel assured knowing that their baby gets a good night’s sleep he needs for a morning full of firsts and development.

With Pampers® Baby Dry, Pampers® utilizes new core technology to deliver a thinner and drier diaper, which features a Soft Touch-Dry Layer which quickly absorbs wetness to keep it away from baby’s skin and Magic Gel which helps to absorb and lock in up to 7 wettings, from night until morning. 

Stretchy tape sides provide a superior fit, while All Around Breathability and Soft Cottony Cover give babies the ultimate skin comfort to ensure a night of complete sleep.

New mom, Gelli Victor, hosting the event
Pretty mommy, Andi Manzano-Reyes

I didn't know how important sleep is for babies' development. It was only during the event that I have learned that studies have shown that babies who sleep better are happier and more sociable in the mornings. They also appear more positive about interacting and concentrating, and are more alert, playful and friendly with those around them. These moments are important for baby’s social and cognitive development as well as providing an ideal bonding time for babies and moms. While there are several factors which may affect a baby’s sleep, wetness and hunger have been suggested as the two most common reasons for baby waking up at night.

“Research suggests that helping to keep babies dry during sleep is one factor which may minimize disruption of sleep due to discomfort, environmental stimulation or temperature alterations,” said partner pediatrician Dr. Apple Alfonso. “Dryness is therefore important because it will help ensure that babies’ skin is kept at a constant, appropriate temperature and free from irritation,” she explained. And this is why Pampers came up with the new Pampers Baby Dry - to provide for the comfort and dryness that babies need.

Sampling the new Pampers Baby Dry!
It definitely absorbs faster than the other brand and keeps baby's skin dry! Definitely amazed and satisfied with the results.

Here are some of the features of the new Pampers Baby Dry:

Soft Touch-Dry Layer quickly absorbs wetness to keep it away from baby’s skin
MAGIC GEL helps to absorb and lock in up to 7 wettings, from night until morning.
STRETCHY TAPES provide a superior fit and comfort, especially overnight.
All Around Breathability with micro holes that prevents stuffiness to increase comfort and avoid skin irritation 
Soft Cottony Cover wraps your baby’s skin in comfort.
Fun Designs in vibrant, teal coloured packaging make changing time a lot more fun!

During the latter part of the program, we were introduced to the Pampers FirstBook! From the beloved Pampers® BabyBook application, Pampers® sees the need for moms to capture, celebrate and share their baby’s firsts especially in a country hailed as the social networking capital of the world. With this, new Pampers® FirstBook was launched to preserve wonderful moments in the best possible way.

As simple as logging journal entries, uploading images and videos, Pampers® FirstBook goes on this journey of development with moms from baby’s first overnight sleep to his first few steps. Pampers® not only enables baby a good night's sleep that leads to another day of firsts, but also helps moms remember, celebrate, and share  milestones with family and friends.

Baby’s first journey continues after Pampers® FirstBook, as moms have the ability to collect and document baby’s first 12 accomplishments through Pampers® FirstMovie.

To create Pampers® FirstBook and FirstMovie accounts, Filipino mommies can log on to http://www.firstbook.ph and begin documenting and treasuring baby’s Firsts.

XO, Mish

28 March 2015

Stylish Convenience at Your Fingertips: USOplus offers Fast, Functional, and Fashionable Products

Attendees during the USOako USOplus Media Launch were welcomed with more than a hundred pieces to choose from all available on USOplus.com.
Even the most ardent and self-proclaimed fashionistas will admit, practical and functional needs of real-world style trumps any runway or couture outfit. While style is a high priority for most women, it is sometimes compromised for tried and true basics. But what if women can have both?

Enter USOplus.com, the newest online shopping website to hit the Philippines. With the increase in demand of functional, yet fashionable pieces, USOplus is giving women access to a style for every story, delivered straight to their doorstop.

Technology has changed the way people interact with each other, and it has transformed the way they consume. E-commerce has been growing fast in the Asian market, with online shoppers embracing the new shopping trends.

The hair and make up station where guests were glammed up for their photo shoots.

With presence of over 19 years and 126 branches in the Philippines, the TID Group, a company originating from Taiwan, offering 3C (computer, consumer electronics, and communication) products, repair services, and digital music services, decided to invest in E-commerce. Together with the Taiwanese Online Business Crew, they are bringing www.USOplus.com to the Philippines. 

USOplus is a one-of-a-kind online shopping website that focuses on providing affordable, yet high quality clothing, accessories, bags, and shoes.  The brand approaches style with the idea of the customers wearing the outfit, and not the other way around. USOplus believes in clothing that allows you to take the spotlight. 

Fast Fashion & Multivariate Style

Guests were able to experience USOplus first hand with a fashion photo shoot with Joseph Pascual.

USOplus captures, in an instant, the way couture has taken itself to the streets – by transforming the whimsy of unwearable runway designs into efficient, but no less stylish, street wear. The brand offers a unique mix of handpicked Korean and Japanese styles, to provide an exceptional and unique shopping experience for every customer.

“We’re taking the guesswork out of style,” begins Ruby Hung, CEO of USOplus. “We’re giving fashion enthusiasts more options and convenience, straight from their fingertips to their front door.” 

In terms of look, the brand offers a collection that combines classic looks that will stand the test of time, ranging from casual to elegant, all with the right amount of edge to still make your outfit standout from the sea of ready-to-wear ensembles available in the market today. The staple pieces available on USOplus.com are not only trendy and comfortable, but also easy to incorporate into a variety of looks to help every person create the perfect wardrobe. 

Fair Prices & Good Quality

Hosting the launch was fashion and lifestyle blogger, Nicole Andersson.

USOplus carries the latest styles, from footwear to apparel, bags, and even accessories. The brand aims to be a one-stop-shop for all women’s fashion needs by making their collection of wearable and stylish products available online, with multi-delivery services that ensure everyone gets quality products in the most convenient way possible.

“It’s not enough to just provide a wide selection of items,” says Hung. “It’s about providing high-quality products that are priced fairly and shipped to you with a click of button. We want to make it easy for everyone who loves fashion to get these pieces into their wardrobes,” she adds.

The collections feature varying looks that will fit numerous aesthetics, but are still anchored on a style sensibility that is meant to stand the test of time. This does not only refer to designs that will weather changing fashion trends, but it also speaks of the quality of the different pieces. 

Fascinating Shopping Experience

Mr. Ni, Director of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines talked about Taiwan’s full support of USOplus’ expanding business. 

USOplus.com is easy to navigate. Products can easily be filtered by category, style, size, brand, color, or pricing. The ecommerce site guides consumers every step of the way, from choosing the payment method up to delivery type. 

Credit card purchases are a given where you can expect your purchases to be delivered to your door, but for a country who has yet to embrace the credit card purchasing system, there is also the option to have your items delivered right at your doorstep and pay cash upon delivery. Customers also have the option to pay online and pick up their purchases at the store, or simply swing by the shop and pay directly.

On stage toasting to USOplus were (L-R) Director of Taiwan Trade in Manila Mr. Lan, TID Group and USOplus President Mr. Wayne Chi, USOplus CEO Ms. Ruby Hung, Supervisor of Industry Development Augmentation Division in Taiwain Ms. Lai, and the event’s host Nicole Andersson.
USOplus upholds the ultimate shopping experience – beginning with the wide selection of fashionable and functional products – down to the simplicity with which you can pay for your purchases and have them delivered to you.

“It’s all about convenience—all within the context of functional but still perfectly stylish fashion,” ends Hung.

For more information on the TID Group, visit www.tidgroup.com. Stay updated with the latest trends and styles by visiting www.usoplus.com and www.facebook.com/usoplus.

XO, Mish

09 March 2015

Pink Parlour Gellish Lacquer (Gel Polish) Review

Summer's definitely around the corner! It seems to get warmer everyday since the last week of February. With such, I believe that it's never too early to prepare for the season. And one of the things that we needed to achieve by then is clean and gorgeous nails. Who would want to sport bare nails as we lounge in our sandals and flip flops? Of course, a Brazilian waxing session is also much needed especially when you are going to the beach.

A few days ago, I was able to try out one of Pink Parlour's newest services - the Gellish Lacquer service. Gel polish differs from regular nail polish in such a way that gel lacquer applies thin like regular nail polish but sets under UV light. It leaves a brilliant shiny color that does not chip! Best of all, it lasts an average of 21 days or more.

Their wide range of polish includes idb Just Gel Polish and Gellish brands

The procedure was quite similar with a regular manicure/pedicure except with the part where UV light that was used to set the gel polish. Before applying the gel polish, my nails were first soaked, cleaned, and shaped. As usual, the mani and pedi was done very carefully. No cuts nor murdered nails for me! 

UV Lamp for Hand Nails

The UV lamp was first plugged so that it'll be warm by the time my polish was to be applied already. The polish application was quite a work because you'll have to place your one hand in the machine while gel polish is being applied on the other hand. Setting the polish per layer usually takes around 2 to 3 minutes. 

UV Lamp for Toe Nails

The first coat that was applied was the Gellish pH Bond or dehydrator to prep my nails. Next was the base coat, then two layers of the ibd Just Gel Polish. I chose the Lucky Red shade which is a bold red color that (in my opinion) makes my hands seem brighter. Lastly, top coat was applied to seal in the color.  

I was actually worried that I would ruin my nails right after (like when I have to get something from my bag) so I was extremely relieved when I was told that my nails would be dry and won't get any chip or dent. I could actually wear closed shoes right after without ruining my gel polish.

Left: a day after, Right: one week after
Two weeks after

I was surprised that my gel polish was still shiny even after two weeks. My hand nails chipped a bit, but that only happened because I was playing ukulele. As regards my toe nails, they are still chip-free until now. I'm not sure if my nails aren't growing anymore, but they seem to be the way they were two weeks ago. For only P1000 for the gellish lacquer service, I am definitely impressed with how long lasting it lasts!

Visit Pink Parlour at their branches: SM North The Block, A-Venue Mall, SM Pasig
Website: http://www.pinkparlour.com.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pinkparlourph
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pinkparlourph
Instagram: http://instagram.com/pinkparlourph

XO, Mish

08 March 2015

#SeizeTheSummer with Vaseline Water-Based Whitening Serum + Win a trip to Bali!

Vaseline, the world's pioneer in skin care, has consistently been there to provide women with quality skin care products that help them make the most of their lives. Vaseline has created waves with its iconic innovations: petroleum jelly, the moisturizing lip therapy, and the brand's most recently launched breakthrough: Instant Fair Lotion. And now that summer is here, good news is, Vaseline is presenting an innovation that will be the answer to women's skin care concerns, and it will help us #SeizeTheSummer!

What is the NEW Vaseline Water-Based Whitening Serum

- It provides three modes of fairness & comes in a non-sticky formula that is easily absorbed by the skin
- It has SPF30 that provides up to 96% protection from UVB rays of the sun that cause skin damage & sunburn, making it Vaseline's best ever sun protection
- It also has PA++ that protects against UVA rays of the sun that cause aging and darkening
- It has Vitamin B3 that whitens skin with continued use

Now here's your chance to #SeizeTheSummer and win a trip to Bali, Indonesia!

Here are the easy peasy mechanics:

1. Post a photo of your perfect summer activity and answer the question: “With Vaseline Water-Based Serum, how will you #SeizeTheSummer?” 
2. For your entry to count, you must tag @VaselinePH and use the hashtag #SeizeTheSummer and #TeamMommas (@kathneko, @itsshopgirljen and @mishrendon)
3. Post your photo BOTH on Instagram and Twitter. ONE PHOTO PER ENTRY. POST DIFFERENT PHOTOS so that it will be counted. Don't forget to tag @VaselinePH and use the hashtags #SeizeTheSummer and #TeamMommas. 

Laureen Uy and Tricia Gosingtian will each choose one winner who will win a trip for two to Bali, Indonesia. The contest will run from March 8 to March 25 and winners will be announced on March 26. The Bali trip for the lucky winners will take place on April 10-14.

NEW Vaseline Water-Based Whitening Serum is now available in all stores nationwide at Php 249.00 for 180mL and PhP 99.00 for 70mL.

For more information about Vaseline and the contest
Visit their website: http://www.vaseline.ph/
Like them on Facebook: VaselinePhilippines
Follow them on Twitter: @VaselinePH
Like them on Instagram: @vaselineph

XO, Mish

05 March 2015

Get that Sun-Kissed Look Instantly at Pink Parlour

At Pink Parlour Philippines, getting that sun-kissed, summer ready look is just a spray away. Get the sun kissed healthy glow instantly without the need to spend hours under the damaging UV rays of the sun or tanning booths. Using Everfresh technology and approved Eco Certification. Pink Parlour Spray Tan is the only Organic Spray Tan in the market that gives benefits to the skin. No irritation, streaking or orange side effects, only quick, fuss free instant glow in just 20 minutes! Choose from Organic Bronze, Medium and Dark Tan. 

As a summer blowout, Pink Parlour is offering their spray tan and body polish services for only P1,500. Also, you could get two free sessions of spray tanning when you buy 6 sessions. Lastly, buy two sessions of their famous Brazilian waxing services and you'll get a spray tan session for free.

Visit http://www.pinkparlour.com.ph/treatment/choice/spray-tan to book your appointment!

XO, Mish

02 March 2015

Celebs Start the Year Healthy with Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus

With the holiday season now over, it is time to get back on track with our diets after the hearty fare of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.  The simplest way to shed the excess pounds brought by the holiday feasts is to eat meals that are healthy like seafood.

A superb way of bringing fish to the dinner table is with Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus. This tasty treat is made with a whole bangus that has been prepared with utmost care to keep its freshness and sweet flavor and will surely delight the whole family.

Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus was specially concocted by renowned celebrity chef Reggie Aspiras, assuring homemakers of a choice product that is fit to be served in any fine dining establishment. It comes in three sizes to suit your needs: 800 grams, 1.1 kilos, and 1.3 kilos. A whole fish could easily feed a party of 12 diners, depending on the size of relleno you choose. The whole bangus is stuffed with a savory filling of fish, sweet potato, bangus belly and shrimp.

Actress and TV host Regine Tolentino likes the Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus because it makes her feel full, and it comes in a ready-to-cook form.  She says, “I just have to take it out from the freezer and heat it, and my family has a delicious and healthy meal.  Given the kind of busy schedule I have every day, which leaves me with no time to cook or make relleno from scratch, the Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus is like an answered prayer for me.”

When it comes to her diet, Regine consciously stays away from fatty foods and certain other foods, such as rice, bread and pasta, which are all forms of carbohydrates. She eats a lot of vegetables, which have become her rice, and keeps her meat consumption to the minimum. For her protein, she goes more for chicken and fish, and Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus has become her favorite.

Meanwhile, model-turned actress Marina Benipayo likes the Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus for two reasons: first, it is baked and not fried, unlike other rellenong bangus; second, it cuts down considerably on the fat without sacrificing flavor. In fact, you can indulge on Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus and not feel guilty afterwards.

Marina and her relatives enjoyed the Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus in one reunion.  She enthuses, “They said it was the best Rellenong Bangus they ever tasted because it was so full.  They could really see the peas, carrots, and all the other ingredients. The flavor is there.”

Marina shares she grew up with a diet rich in fish, chicken and vegetables.  In pot lucks, where other visitors brought fatty main dishes composed mainly of meat, she would bring salads.  Faced with buffet spreads, she stayed away from red meat and opted for fish.

Fisher Farms grows its milkfish in the pristine seawaters of Pangasinan in fish cages for a sweeter, more flavorful, firmer and cleaner fish. Only high protein feeds are given to farmed fish to produce high-quality fish meat. Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus is available in leading supermarkets in Metro Manila and around the country.

For more details about Fisher Farms, go to fisherfarms.ph and visit their Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates. 

XO, Mish