27 July 2015

Miles from Tomorrowland: The Search for Disney Junior’s Space Adventurers

Disney Junior's "Miles from Tomorrowland," an intergalactic adventure series, blasts off 17 August at 9am on Disney Junior Southeast Asia. This brand new program for kids aged 2-7 incorporates unique space and science facts as it charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family.

The Callisto family includes mom and ship captain, Phoebe; mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and best friend pet robo-ostrich, Merc. Together, they explore new galaxies filled with peculiar aliens, space-age vehicles and high-tech gadgets. They will take young viewers and their families on a futuristic journey while at the same time reminding them of the importance of what lies close to home – the family bond.

In anticipation of the series launch, the search is on for Disney Junior’s Space Adventurers across Southeast Asia! Kids aged 2-7 are encouraged to create their very own Starjetter - an exploratory spaceship that the Callisto family use for their short space trips. Parents will need to visit the website - Disneyjunior.asia - and download the Miles from Tomorrowland Space Adventurer E-kit which not only features fun activity sheets but also a step by step guide on how to create the Starjetter. The most creative photo entries of the Starjetter submitted will win the title of “Disney Junior’s Space Adventurers” and be featured on the channel.

Families in the Philippines can also head down to Exploreum- a science center with 118 child-friendly exhibits that promise a total immersion experience, stimulating curiosity and inspiring science and learning- from 25 July 2015 to check out special Miles from Tomorrowland-themed activities!

XO, Mish

23 July 2015

Brighten Up Your Day with CaliBurger Philippines' #CaliBreakfast

Did you know that Caliburger has come up with a way to effectively brighten up your day? Last May 25, Caliburger launched CaliBreakfast at Caliburger Timog with three exciting addition to their menu - the Cali Pancake, BRTE Croissant and Egg Croissant. After almost two months, Caliburger has become a new destination for breakfast and is known for great breakfast dishes.

Brighten Up Your Day with CaliBurger Philippines' #CaliBreakfast

With the breakfast reputation established at Timog, Caliburger, this time, brings "Calibreakfast" to Makati. Last July 15th marks the start of CaliBreakfast at Century City Mall. In addition to the three breakfast dishes previously served at Timog is the affordable Bacon and Egg with 2 pcs. Cali Pancake. They are indeed flaring the list of products that they are offering to provide their customers with a wide variety of authentic California meal.

Brighten Up Your Day with CaliBurger Philippines' #CaliBreakfast
BLTE Croissant - P215
Brighten Up Your Day with CaliBurger Philippines' #CaliBreakfast
3 Pcs Cali Pancake - P125!!!

Also added in the menu is the Cali Ice Cream Sandwich. It is an ice cream sandwich made fresh. You can either choose vanilla or chocolate ice cream which will be sandwiched between either chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookies. Yum!

Brighten Up Your Day with CaliBurger Philippines' #CaliBreakfast

Aside from Calibreakfast, Caliburger is also formalizing the Cali Party - a marketing program that aims to cater to birthday celebrations and other events on both branches. It helps to make Caliburger a special venue for your memorable gatherings, including corporate events. 

Visit their branches:
Makati - 4F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave., Makati
Timog - 118 Timog Ave., Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City (in front of GMA Network)

Visit and follow their sites:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CaliburgerPH
Twitter - https://twitter.com/caliburgerph
Instagram - http://instagram.com/caliburgerph

XO, Mish

*Photos by Jen Maslang of shopgirljen.com. Thank you!

21 July 2015

Online flash sales leader Ensogo launches new Android app

Ensogo Philippines officially announces the release of their newly developed mobile app for Android, ensuring that users can now have quick access to the best offers in the market for a more convenient mobile shopping experience. Ensogo Philippines Managing Director Quentin Bouche said, “Our flash sales events offer exciting discounts for branded products in fashion, beauty and daily essentials. Best products usually sell out within hours. Now our customers will have the convenience of shopping wherever they are without the fear of missing out! In the next few weeks, the new iOS app will be released as well.”

Ensogo understands how important mobile is for today’s consumers’ lifestyle, and this is just one of the many developments the company has in store for this year, following the recent series of funding amounting to AU$55 million (PHP 1.8 billion).

Quentin believes that the recent investments from globally renowned names like Vipshop Holdings (NYSE: VIPS) will allow Ensogo to extend it’s leadership in flash sales in Southeast Asia. The Company aims to scale up its operations through investment in the areas of merchandising, marketing, and logistics.

To further bolster its growth, Ensogo Philippines now offers free nationwide delivery and is set to launch its’ biggest campaigns starting next week. “That’s an extra treat to our mobile app users”, Quentin adds.

Online shoppers can now download the app from Google Play for Android devices, where users can just perform a search for “Ensogo”, select the Ensogo app from the search results and install. Once installed, they can choose from the country locations where Ensogo is present. For the launch, Ensogo gives its users P300 discounts for purchases P1,200 and above. The promo code is APP300, and is available for all brands and for nationwide delivery.

ABOUT ENSOGO (www.ensogo.com.ph)
Ensogo is a leading e-Commerce business in the Southeast Asia and Hong Kong region specializing in flash sales. Each flash sale is carefully curated to ensure only the best selection of products across a range of categories including fashion, accessories, beauty, daily essentials, homeware and more. All sales events last between 3 and 5 days and have amazing discounts of up to 70% off, so you’ll need to be quick to snap up the best buys.

XO, Mish

13 July 2015

Be Back-to-School Ready with SkinWhite!

School started for me last week. I can't say I was excited, but I am definitely looking forward to another year of learning and gaining experience. Just like any other student, I've done some preparations before the first day of school. I bought new books and other school supplies I'll be using for the semester. I also got myself several new dresses which are school-appropriate. I further prepped myself for the load that I'll be facing by doing some advanced reading. Lastly, I started a new skin care routine by using products which SkinWhite sent me a week before. Just the perfect time to start a new skin care routine as SkinWhite, the leading and pioneer skin whitening brand in the Philippines, claims that results can be seen in just 7 days!

Be Back-to-School Ready with SkinWhite!

There are three basic SkinWhite products that students like me could add to their daily skin care routine and these are the SkinWhite Advanced Power Whitening Soap, SkinWhite Advanced Power Whitening Lotion, and SkinWhite Advanced Whitening Facial Cleanser. These products guarantee us blush white skin that could make heads turn. 

Skinwhite Advanced Power Whitening Soap (P26 for 65g, P44.50 for 90g; P60.75 for 125g.)

Skinwhite Advanced Power Whitening Soap (P26 for 65g, P44.50 for 90g; P60.75 for 125g.)

Whenever your skin is exposed to the sun, it causes your body to produce more melanin. The more melanin you have, the darker your skin becomes. This soap helps you prevent and reverse skin darkening whenever you use it, so you score noticeably whiter skin in as early as 7 days! It uses Synchronized Whitening action and is enriched with the Vitanourish formula that contains vitamins B5, B3, and E to effectively whiten, soften, and hydrate your skin.

SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Lotion (P71 for 50ml, P123.25 for 75ml, P235 for 200ml.)

SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Lotion (P71 for 50ml, P123.25 for 75ml, P235 for 200ml.)

Want noticeably whiter skin instantly upon application? This lotion uses an exclusive Advanced Tripower Technology to whiten instantly and continuously to help reveal your whitest white. It also contains a Vitanourish formula that’s spiked with vitamins B3, B5 and E to give your skin intense moisturization and protects you from UV rays and further skin darkening with SPF20. Watch to believe here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUjpEv4sw2E!

SkinWhite Advanced Whitening Facial Cleanser (75ml, 135ml)

SkinWhite Advanced Whitening Facial Cleanser (75ml, 135ml)

Sometimes, washing your face with ordinary soap and water isn’t enough—espeially with the heat and pollution in our country. Remove stubborn dirt, excess oil, and makeup residue with this facial cleanser. It contains micro-exfoliating technology and Witch Hazel Extract to help banish acne, give your blush white skin, and helps prevent dryness with its Vitanourish Formula. With continued use, your complexion becomes whiter, smoother, and blemish-free. You can see results in just 7 days, too!

Aside from helping women achieve beautiful white skin, SkinWhite also aims to give young Filipinas the tools they need to improve who they are - both inside and out. They've also launched a four-month campaign called #BetterMe, to help inspire and empower teens. Know more about this campaign here: http://www.mishrendon.com/2014/12/skinwhite-launches-betterme-campaign.html

For more information about the #BetterMe campaign of Skin White, visit their social media accounts:

XO, Mish

11 July 2015

Pretty in Pink: Lipsticks at Luxola

I love how convenient shopping online is, especially when you can do it in the comforts of your home. I usually shop online for personal items such as clothes, makeup, and skin care products. I used to prefer local online shops so that I won't be paying for custom fees anymore. But when I discovered Luxola, my view towards online shops that cater to different countries has changed.

If you haven't heard of Luxola yet, it is an online shop that offers more than 250 brands of skin care and beauty products. They currently offer services to Southeast Asia, Australia, India, and UAE. What I love about Luxola is that the brands they carry are surely the best among the rest and their products are 100% authentic. With their easy to navigate site and customer review on each product, choosing for the beauty product that perfectly suits you is just a click away.

Lipstick love from Luxola!!! ♥

Of course, I didn't miss the chance to get some of my favorite beauty product - lipsticks! I believe that once can never have too many lipsticks. ;) Anyway, I chose products which I haven't encountered yet. I would have gone for Wet and Wild Megalast Lipstick cause it's my go-to lipstick brand, but there are tons of other products that seem to be promising. By the way, I have noticed that WnW Megalast Lipstick at Luxola is much cheaper than the ones sold at the mall here in the Philippines! And with the frequent sales they're holding every now and then and the discount coupon that I'll be providing later, purchasing at Luxola is such a "win" moment!

Zoeva Lip Crayon in Silly Love Luxola Lipsticks
Zoeva Lip Crayon in Silly Love

I got three pink lipsticks which I will be reviewing more thoroughly in the future. Surprisingly, they all look different from one another. I guess pink lipsticks are not the usual pink we used to know before. I have yet to test each and everyone of them so that I could give a honest opinion. So far, I am loving how pretty they all look from the tube. My favorite though would probably be Zoeva Lip Crayon in Silly Love. I am sure most of you aren't familiar with Zoeva, but it's actually a German line of beauty products. The shade that I got is a bright coral pink that brightens up my face every time I use it.

Luscious Cosmetics Signature Lipstick in Moroccan Rose Luxola Lipstick
Luscious Cosmetics Signature Lipstick in Moroccan Rose

The other two are from Luscious Cosmetics - Luscious Cosmetics Signature Lipstick in Morrocan Rose and Luscious Cosmetics Super Moisturizing Lipstick in Haute Pink. The former is a warm rose pink and the latter is a bright pink. These are creamier and quite matte as compared to Zoeva Lip Crayon. I have yet to test their staying power. By the way, Luscious Cosmetics is a brand based in UAE. It shows only that Luxola's products are absolutely diverse.

Luscious Cosmetics Super Moisturizing Lipstick in Haute Pink Luxola Lipstick
Luscious Cosmetics Super Moisturizing Lipstick in Haute Pink

One of the best things about Luxola is their shipping. You could get it free for a minimum price and you need not pay any customs fee. It's faster than regular postal mail because I got my order in less than a week considering that Luxola is based in Singapore. Awesome, right? As for payment, you could easily and safely pay via PayPal or using your credit card.

Swatches! From L to R: Luscious Cosmetics Super Moisturizing Lipstick in Haute Pink, Luscious Cosmetics Signature Lipstick in Moroccan Rose, and Zoeva Lip Crayon in Silly Love
Swatches! From L to R: Luscious Cosmetics Super Moisturizing Lipstick in Haute Pink, Luscious Cosmetics Signature Lipstick in Moroccan Rose, and Zoeva Lip Crayon in Silly Love

Please do watch out for my individual reviews of the three lip products featured here! And if you want to save 15% off on your first order with Luxola.com/ph, just use the code BLX-MISHLIPS. This voucher code is valid till August 31st and is not applicable on non-discountable brands found in the FAQ.

XO, Mish

PS. Haven't decided yet which lipstick to buy? Expand your lipstick lexicon by checking out this guide to lipstick! ;)

03 July 2015

Enjoy the Weekly Treats at the Bellysima Food Fair!

When it comes to food, you could say that I like trying out new dishes. And the best way to try out new dishes and food products is to visit food fairs, like the Bellysima Food Festival at Glorietta 5 Atrium. From the organizers of the popular night food market Mercato Centrale, Bellysima is a launchpad for passionate up-and-coming food entrepreneurs to share their gourmet, artisanal food creations alongside healthy and organic food products with equally passionate foodies and food enthusiasts! One can now experience and taste a wide variety of food products from different local food entrepreneurs inside a fully airconditioned mall.

Discover some of the winning products from our foodtrepreneurs including edible cookie dough and cereal milk form MilkMan Dairy Bar, Boneless lechon belly from Cebu’s Best, the Kapampangan specialties from Apag Marangle, and Chili Flavor Praline Peanut Butter from Jacob’s! If you want to check out the the top ten winners of the Bellysima Food Fair, visit http://www.ourawesomeplanet.com/awesome/2015/06/bellysima-2015-top-10-winners.html. Anyway, here are some of the food products available at the Bellysima Food Festival:

Got myself a jar of Milkman Dairy Bar's Edible Cookie Dough in Everything Nice! One would cost around P130-P140 each.

Super yummy Cereal Milk by Milkman Dairy Bar. (P130 each)

Chocolate and chocolate-coated dried mangoes from Cocoa Monster. Their chocolates have a very rich taste!

Lechon from Cebu's Best is simply irresistible!

A (not so) small scoop of Ferrero Gelato at Mio Gelati costs only P100!

Organic veggies for your salad!

Taba ng talangka and other Kapampangan food products from Apag Marangle. Tried their Chicaron with Atsara and they were a perfect match!

Adorable cupcakes from Touch of Ellehcar! In my opinion, these are perfect for birthday parties.

Wise Eats is definitely my fave part of the Bellysima Food Fair! Their Chorizo Rice costs only P50 and their healthy (nitrite free!) English Bangers are super tasty.

Mrs. M's Chocnut Spread would be a winner for kids and kids at heart!

Get your skin care and aromatherapy fix at Neutra Organics

Got a tub of Red Velvet Crinkles from Purple Buds, too! Love the one with Cookies and Cream filling.

Hot Chili Peanut Praline Butter from Jacob's Praline Peanut Butter. What a combination!

These Chili Garlic and other sauces from Mr. Monty are perfect for their tofu with veggie siomai!

Spicy Chili flavored Artisan Chocolates from Choco Locco.

Go healthy with Turmeric tea from Lokalitea.

Didn’t have a chance to check out the innovative products by our passionate ‘foodtrepeneurs’? Then we’ve got great news for you (and your belly)! The Bellysima Food Fair is now an ongoing weekly market every Friday and Saturday at the Glorietta 5 Atrium from 10am-10pm!

If you are a gourmet, artisanal or healthy food entrepreneur, or if you have a supplier of organic and/or all-natural produce, fruits and meats and are interested to join Bellysima, please contact admin@mercatocentrale.ph or 09178401152.

XO, Mish