31 July 2015

Make Birthdays Extra Special with Red Ribbon Cakes



My family and I aren’t the typical sentimental family when it comes to celebrating birthdays and other special occasions. With the exception of Zack’s birthdays, we would rather cook our favorite dishes and celebrate at home. It’s not that we don’t give importance to our birthdays and other related special occasions, but we would rather spend time together at home since we rarely see each other during the week when everyone’s busy with work or school. The memories we make at home are truly incomparable.

Zack was excited to taste this Dulce de Leche cake!

Of course, birthdays won’t be complete without a cake. Our celebrations might be frugal and simple, but a birthday cake would never fail to make it extra special. And when choosing for a birthday cake, Red Ribbon is always our choice. What I love most about their cakes is that they fit the budget of a typical Filipino family. Aside from affordability, Red Ribbon is also very accessible to everyone. With their numerous branches nationwide, there will always be a Red Ribbon branch near you.

Celebrating a friend's birthday with an Ultimate Chocolate Cake

If there is anything that makes a Red Ribbon cake exceptional, it is that it brings you back to your childhood. According to one novel, food is memories. With just a bite or with even just the scent of it, any food has the power to bring back memories. And it indeed true for me! A Red Ribbon cake has the power to bring back so many memories from my youth such as past birthdays and tons of happy moments with my family and friends.

Ultimate Chocolate Cake for my twin sisters' birthday

I couldn’t pick out a particular favorite from all of the cakes that Red Ribbon offers. Sometimes, it would be their Ultimate Chocolate Cake. There are times where I would be craving for their classic Black Forest cake. I also like their Chocolate Mousse every now and then. I guess it depends on my current mood and Red Ribbon has a cake to address each and every one of them. Honestly, this is the only cake brand whose taste I have liked throughout the years. There are tons of new bake shops that offer cakes, but a Red Ribbon cake is something that I look forward to when it comes to classic birthday cakes.

My 20th birthday at home!

I believe that birthdays need not be extravagant. It could be simple, yet meaningful. What matters most is that you spend these special occasions with the people who matter the most – your family and close friends. And to complete any birthday celebration, be sure to include your favorite Red Ribbon cake to make it extra special.

For more details about Red Ribbon cakes, visit www.redribbonbakeshop.com.

XO, Mish


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30 July 2015

How to Take Care of Your Skin



With the cold weather, it is so much fun to layer clothes. Are there styles and outfits that you’ve always wanted to wear, but could not because it was too hot? You can now rock that pullover and boots. However, there is something we wear that will always be in no matter what season; our skin. This is why you need to take extra care to make sure you’ll maintain a radiant, healthy, and glowing skin all year round!

Not everyone is blessed with the genetics of perfect skin. Different skin types come with different problems, but we can classify them into three common types.

Oily skin tends to have large pores, and blemishes such as pimples or blackheads. Oiliness can be caused by puberty, other hormonal imbalances, or stress. To take care of oily skin, avoid over-washing you face. Cleansing twice a day is advisable. Use a gentle cleanser to prevent irritating your skin as abrasive scrubs can open the pores and further expose them to more pollutants in the environment.

Normal skin has a good balance of moisture, small pores, and an even tone. This is the goal of most skin care regimens, and most people have this skin type. But in order to maintain it in good condition, you need to minimize its exposure to the sun and follow a proper skin care regimen.

Combination skin can have dry or normal areas along with oily parts such as the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). This skin type can produce overly dilated pores, blackheads, and a shiny surface. Resolve these issues by using a gentle cleanser, applying a toner to repair skin, protecting it from sun damage, exfoliating to remove built-up skin cells, spot-treating, and using products loaded with antioxidants which help keep your skin clear and healthy.


The key to having clear and healthy skin is to have a reliable skincare system. White Result White & Clear, the newest skincare treatment for normal to oily skin types, fights acne and excess oil production, corrects skin blemishes, inhibits melanin production, and keeps your skin fair and young looking! The White & Clear System includes the Facial Foam, Facial Toner, Moisturizer with Sunscreen, and Spot Corrector.

Dermatologically tested, safe, and proven to clear acne and blemishes, each product is specifically formulated with Acne Buster, a multi-complex agent with 10 active ingredients that effectively fight acne and excess oil production; Papaya and Pea extract, which are effective whitening ingredients that inhibit melanin production; and Niacimide, a multifunctional B3 complex vitamin that helps reduce skin pigmentation and age spots as well as reviving and hydrating skin, leaving it supple and young-looking.
Whether your skin type is oily, normal, or a combination of both, White Result White & Clear from Tupperware Brands will give you clear and blemish-free skin. Just remember to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and treat your body’s greatest feature, and we guarantee that you’ll look your best for your next glowing radiant moment!

XO, Mish


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adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams – Supershell



After the success of Supercolor, a concept that captured the attention of the world, Pharrell Williams returns with Supershell. Once again transforming the iconic Superstar model, Pharrell has collaborated with friends and creatives from around the world to bring a new chapter of the Superstar to life. 

adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams – Supershell

Artwork Collection
  
In this Artwork Collection, Supershell brings art and creativity to the Superstar like never before. The Superstar’s Shelltoe comes alive with signature graphic artworks and designs from NYC contemporary artist Todd James, American photographer-director Cass Bird and contemporary Japanese artist mr. The artists’ designs are then joined by six of Pharrell’s very own artworks that explore life force and energy and its relationship with colour.

adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams – Supershell
Graphic design - P4,995
adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams – Supershell

With a limited release and exclusive artworks for different regions around the globe, the footwear is offered in black and white colourways, allowing the vibrant artworks to take center stage. Adding an additional layer to the concept: each left and right shoe features a different graphic treatment allowing the collection to be mixed and matched endlessly, forming yet another opportunity for creative expression by the wearer themselves.

Sculpted collection

This collection sees the artists channel their artworks into specially-molded 3D Shelltoe designs, a first for the Superstar silhouette. The series is then completed by two of Pharrell’s own personal designs, which speak of his interest in the concept of relativity.

adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams – Supershell
Molded design: P5,495
adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams – Supershell

From a shoe that spans art and culture to a platform for expression itself, the Supershell Sculpted Collection brings the Superstar to its ultimate artistic mode. With designs offered in monochrome black and white colourways, the collection is also completely interchangeable, presenting countless opportunities to mix and match individual shoes to create the perfect personal expression.

For more information, please visit: www.adidas.com/originals 


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29 July 2015

Affordable Homecoming Dresses at Weddingshe



I love how diverse our choices are when it comes to online shopping. With all those options that are offered to us, there would surely be a product that would match our style and budget. This applies not only to the usual things that we buy online, such as clothes, makeup, and other similar items, but also to formal and homecoming dresses. The trend nowadays is to purchase these items online, not only for convenience, but also for practical reasons. Let us be honest. When it comes to formal dresses, we are most likely to wear them once or twice only. And we are most likely to purchase a new dress for another occasion. Given that, it is practical to look for affordable homecoming dress that would fit your budget but does not compromise style and comfort.


At WeddingShe, your budget would never be compromised as they offer homecoming dresses for under $100. These pieces are such a steal because designer dresses cost way more than that nowadays and they have more than forty items from that section alone. Of course, style is never an issue at WeddingShe as they have tons of colors and designs to choose from. You will surely find a dress that would perfectly match your style and body type. They have long homecoming dresses for those who want an elegant look during that occasion and mini homecoming dresses for those who want to exude a fun and outgoing vibe.  


When it comes to being diverse, plus size homecoming dresses of WeddingShe are also available at their site. You are assured that these dresses are not your typical plus size clothing. These are pretty much designed to have the same style and look as the other homecoming dresses in the website. Honestly, I love how they cater to every body type with the main goal of making a woman feel beautiful on her special night. Check out WeddingShe at: http://www.weddingshe.com/list/Homecoming-Dresses-Under-100-112647/ for more affordable and plus size homecoming dresses!

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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!

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26 July 2015

Enjoy Famous Dishes and Delicacies of Luzon at Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Launch



Do you know your food?

In the spirit of taking pride and embracing what is uniquely Filipino, Mahalin Pagkaing Atin, a very apt advocacy campaign talks about everyone’s favorite topic—food. 


Aboitiz food subsidiary boosts livestock farming through Mahalin Pagkaing Atin. Pilmico is encouraging farmers to embrace backyard farming as a sustainable form of livelihood for locals as it distributes piglets and egg machines to selected beneficiaries with full cycle feed consumption.

The Aboitiz food subsidiary donates piglets and egg machines to different provinces as part of its Mahalin Pagkaing Atin (MPA) advocacy campaign, which promotes sustainable entrepreneurship, homegrown produce, and instills a “pride of product, pride of place” mindset for both the farmers and consumers. 

“Pilmico has been true to its corporate social responsibility keeping aligned with the Aboitiz Group’s call to implement projects that encourage community involvement and those that have sustainable impact,” said Pilmico President and CEO Sabin Aboitiz.

In 2014, the flour and feeds manufacturer spent approximately P14 million on its corporate social responsibility initiatives, benefitting more than 6,000 Filipinos nationwide.

As part of the campaign roll-out, Pilmico holds Food and Livelihood Expo to agricultural areas where livestock and poultry production are prevalent and economically important. Data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations showed that more than 80% of hog production is from backyard farms.

During the conduct of Food and Livelihood Expos, the company also conducts seminars on animal husbandry and nutrition, cooking and baking demonstrations and showcases the different flavors of the provinces to advocate local delicacies.

To date, Pilmico has donated a total of 177 egg machines, 192 piglets, and 14 agriposts to assist families residing in areas of tragedy, poverty, and conflict throughout the country. These areas include Bohol, North Cebu, Ormoc, Palo, Carigara, Baybay, and Tacloban in Leyte, Capiz, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Iloilo.

Pilmico is providing its customers with high quality wheat flour and related products since 1962. It also excels in swine production and animal feeds businesses. With its consistent excellence and top-notch products, the company ensures its market competitiveness through increases customer satisfaction.

Mahalin Pagkaing Atin video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89NB_dxrkwo

On July 31, take part in this nationwide advocacy and satisfy that craving for authentic Filipino food choices. See you at the Mercato Centrale at Bonifacio Global City 8:00PM onwards. Join the night long festivities of fun activities, fill your bellies with delectable food finds, spend the night mingling, and get a chance to know your food. 

Visit their social media accounts:
FACEBOOK: mahalinpagkaingatin
INSTAGRAM: @mahalinpagkaingatin

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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)

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XO, Mish

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


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22 July 2015

Convert your SM Advantage points to Shell fuel vouchers



Good news to all SM Advantage Card (SMAC) members—to mark the second year partnership of Pilipinas Shell and SM Advantage, you can now redeem Shell fuel vouchers with SMAC points!

Beginning 15th of June until 15th of September this year, SMAC members can exchange a minimum of 100 points for Shell fuel vouchers at the Bills Payment Counter inside any branch of The SM Store. Vouchers are available in P100 and P500 denominations redeemable with 100 and 500 SMAC points, respectively.

This limited-time offering is also extended to SM Prestige, BDO Rewards, and PRiMO members.

Convert your SM Advantage points to Shell fuel vouchers

Shell, the global leader in power, energy, and fuels technology, ensures that its customers are able to maximize the benefits of their loyalty. “It has always been our desire to make Filipino motorists feel that they are most rewarded at Shell, and with this latest venture, we hope that our customers will be truly delighted,” says Anthony Lawrence Yam, Vice-President for Retail at Pilipinas Shell.

Through its partnership with SM Advantage, the country’s largest loyalty program, Pilipinas Shell entitles its customers to earn SMAC points every time they gas up at Shell stations. Consequently, earned points can be used to purchase various merchandise – fashion, food home, beauty, personal care, and many others – at SM retail brands and affiliates nationwide.

But this time, SMAC points can also be converted to fuel vouchers which allow customers to be on-the-go. Whether you are getting ready for an out-of-town wedding with friends or making that one last errand to complete your child’s school requirements, a free Shell gas up would definitely be one of the best options to use your SMAC points on.

“We then enjoin every SMAC member to take advantage of this offer to convert your hard-earned SMAC points to Shell fuel vouchers and experience Shell quality fuels in every drive,” Yam encourages.

XO, Mish


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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


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19 July 2015

Ready for School



It's such a shame that we had to take these photos indoors because it was raining intensely last week. My classes were suspended in the afternoon, while this cutie had to go to school despite the rain. Here's one of the rare instances when you'll see Zack in pants. I normally let him wear shorts since they're more comfortable to move in. But I figured that it would be cold in his classroom, hence, the pants. I have yet to buy this kid a regular denim jeans cause all of his pants are colored and they're quite hard to mix and match.

Shirt: Gap Kids, Pants: Grizzly, Shoes: Creme Shoes from Budget Fit, Bag: Adidas

We've received a number of bags as gifts during Zack's first, second, and third birthday parties and I am happy that we could now put them to use. This one is an adorable Mickey Mouse bag from Adidas. We just put his snacks and lunch there since he leaves his school materials at their classroom. For next year, we could finally use the cute Robby Rabbit stroller bag that we got during his second birthday. So exciting!

Hope you like this outfit post! ;)

XO, Mish


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17 July 2015

adidas Originals Tubular Runner Primeknit Snake Pack



Having set the pace in 2015 with an intuitive blend of athletics and aesthetics, the adidas Originals Tubular has made an enduring mark in both performance and casual footwear. This season the most progressive silhouette from adidas Originals meets the most advanced Primeknit technology, the result is the Tubular Runner Primeknit Snake Pack.


Rendered in a snake print Primeknit upper, the Tubular Runner’s clean visual language references integral moments in three-stripes innovation history and features technical features that ensure comfort and support for the wearer – a testament to the shoe’s unified form and function.

Available in a selection of seasonal colourways, the Tubular Runner’s Primeknit snake pattern is combined with adi Film vacuum melted overlays creating a contemporized look that is ready to take center stage.


The adidas Originals Tubular Runner Primeknit Snake Pack is exclusively available ​ ​in Sneak Peek​ ​this July​​ ​for Php 8,895.

For more information, please visit: www.adidas.com/tubular.

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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


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12 July 2015

Tips in Choosing the Perfect Purple Dress



Time and time again, I have constantly discussed color options when it comes to homecoming or formal dresses. Of course, it is an easy choice when it comes to black, red, pink, blue, and white. They’re the easiest colors to wear and it seems like it matches any skin color or body type.  I have noticed though that one of the colors which people tend to shy away from is Purple. Honestly, it is not the first color that comes to my mind when it comes to formal dresses. I believe that it is quite hard to pull off for some.  Anyway, I’ll be sharing are some guidelines and tips in helping you in choose that perfect purple homecoming dress.


Lucky for us, purple is not just simply purple. It is amazing how diverse purple is now. There are now lighter shades of it such as lilac and dark ones such as plum from which you could choose from. If you are going for a girly look though, then the former should be your choice. When going for a more serious and mature look, plums and dark violets are perfect for you.


As regards the length of the dress, the criteria remain the same. It should be something that you should be comfortable with and is appropriate for the occasion. Mini dresses are perfect for a more casual event and long gowns should be worn during extremely formal events.  The material on the other hand is likewise important. When it comes to any shade of purple, I think it is wise to wear a fabric that is neither too shiny nor sheer. These characteristics have the tendency to make the dress look cheap.


Lastly, wear your purple homecoming dress with confidence! After all, purple and violet symbolizes royalty and elegance. I believe that there is nothing that could make a purple homecoming dress work than a confident attitude. Have not found the perfect purple homecoming dress for you? Better check out ihomecoming purple homecoming dress for more affordable finds via their website. Hope this post helps!

XO, Mish


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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! ;)


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10 July 2015

Essilor supports Philippine ambassadors of this year’s Social Impact Summit



Essilor Vision Foundation has joined non-profit humanitarian organization Special Olympics in support of the country’s chosen ambassadors Sashi Montana (fifth from left) and Brina Maxino (sixth from left) in this year’s Social Impact Summit, a six-day summit  designed to generate critical change around  pressing issues facing people with intellectual disabilities. The delegates recently visited Essilor’s Manila office to meet with executives of the brand and discuss activities for the upcoming event. 


Photo shows (from left): Special Olympics-Philippines Head Coach Kaye Samson, Essilor Philippines General Manager Dr. Emelita Roleda, Essilor Vision Foundation Director of Communications Laura Viscovich, Essilor Vision Foundation ASEAN Head Yvonne Siow, Special Olympics International Director of Operations for Asia Pacific Simon Koh, Essilor Philippines Marketing Manager Jinky Navo and Essilor Philippines General Manager-Commercial Dr. Kyle Galias

XO, Mish


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Contrast



I guess one of the perks of being a kid is that they could pull of weird color combinations without looking weird. If I would be the one to wear a bright orange top and blue pants, I would probably look very funny. :)  Anyway, here's one of Zack's outfit shots that I took last week. I think I still have two more sets from last week. I wasn't able to take photos of Zack this week though because he only went to school on Monday and he got sick and there has been class suspensions for the rest of the week. He's doing well now, by the way.

Top and Shorts - Target Australia, Shoes - Creme from Budget Fit
He doesn't want to take outfit shots anymore. :p
Sorry but the wafer sticks are not going anywhere. :)

Shirt and shorts are Zack's go-to outfit for school. I usually pair the shorts with collared shirts to make him look more presentable. There are times when I make him wear pants but I pair it with something laid back, like a round neck shirt. As of now, he only has two pairs of canvas shoes that I interchange (this pair and the blue pair from his last outfit post). I don't think there's a need to get him tons of shoes since he'll outgrow them in no time. It is always nice and practical to mix and match clothes and shoes to come up with a fresh and stylish look.

XO, Mish


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06 July 2015

Candy Colored



Happy Monday everyone! For today's blog post, I'll be sharing Zack's OOTD for school last week. :) As I have shared in my Instagram account, Zack started school last week. Initially, we wanted to enroll him in a Nursery class but the teacher thinks that he's not yet ready for the level. Luckily, we were able to find a progressive preschool that offers toddler classes and they were still able to accommodate Zack despite the late enrollment. 


Honestly, I have not previously done any preparations when it comes to Zack's schooling. It was only when Zack was already enrolled did I found out more about progressive schooling. After doing my research, I was able to figure out how fit such type of learning is for my little boy. I felt like the number of students in a traditional school would hinder his learning. And I love how they were taught to be independent in his current school. Whereas with the trad school where we previously inquired from, their lessons are limited to what the school curriculum prescribes.

Top - Cars, Shorts - Grizzly, Shoes - Creme from Budget Fit

Anyway since there were no uniforms available yet, Zack has been wearing civilian clothing for the past week. Expect more of Zack's outfit posts in the coming days because I always take his picture before he leaves home. Most of the time, it annoys him. But I can't help but document his progress and he's just too cute to miss a photo shoot!


For this outfit post, I had him wear this candy-colored Lightning McQueen shirt which he got as a gift. I though it was still small for him. It turned out to be just right for him. It has loud colors but I I feel like this kid was able to pull it off well. Finally I was able to take note of the name of the store where we got the shoes he is wearing for only P150. It's called Budget Fit and is located at the 2nd floor of Ayala Fairview Terraces Mall. And oh please don't mind the wafer sticks! He love them to bits! ;)

Hope you like this kiddie outfit post!

XO, Mish


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