30 March 2016

Spring/Summer 2016 Style Heroes

For SS16, Dorothy Perkins has made it easy to navigate all the new looks, while helping you create an incredible wardrobe with their style heroes – 10 beautiful pieces that will work together to see you through the season.

All will ensure your look ticks all the new season boxes.

The Shirt Dress 
Lazy summer days call for uncomplicated style, and what could be easier than a perfectly-cut shirtdress? Add sandals for day or heels for a night out.


The Sleeveless Jacket
Whether you choose soft tailoring or a belted trench style, this modern classic is the perfect layering piece to add polish to your look.

28 March 2016

26 finalists vie for Century Tuna Superbods title

A bevy of fab and fit hopefuls was filled with excitement, anticipation, and exhilarating energy as Century Tuna recently presented its lineup of finalists for the much-awaited Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016, the biggest, hottest and most fabulous summer event in the country brought to you by the country's number 1 tuna. 

From hundreds of fit, sexy, and pumped up men and women who joined the go-sees all over the country, 24 finalists were chosen in a series of intense screenings and callbacks. This year’s batch of hopefuls all showed amazing potential that the competition presented 12 local pairs of finalists, instead of the initially planned nine.

“We are very proud and excited by this year's batch of Superbods finalists. They are all brimming with potential not just in terms of physical fitness but in terms of personality, talent and achievement. The judges will really have a tough time in choosing this year's winners,” remarks Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Foods General Manager. ”Furthermore, it’s heartening to see that the Superbods competition, after ten years, continues to inspire these young men and women to stay healthy and in shape through proper exercise and healthy diet.” 

26 March 2016

adidas Originals presents Tubular Defiant Color Contrast

adidas Originals gives the new Tubular Defiant silhouette a left-field treatment for the new Tubular Defiant Colour Contrast Pack, creating three new iterations of the model with true standout style. The Colour Contrast Pack sees the Tubular Defiant constructed from a heavyweight 22oz. canvas for a clean, organic look.

Each shoe is then dipped in a thick rubber treatment across the heel section, creating a breathtaking contrast that elevates the shoe’s slick lines with an aggressive visual twist. Offered in Off White, Olive and Black palettes with bold contrast colours, the Colour Contrast Pack is a demonstration in practice of the power of fashion footwear with aggressive aesthetics. The Tubular Viral Geometric is now available and retails at P5,495.00.

XO, Mish


25 March 2016

Spotify Teams Up With Leading Doctor to Reveal Perfect Playlist Childbirth

Everyone enjoys music whenever and wherever they are – including the delivery room. Birthing playlists are now a key component of many expectant parents’ birth plans; there are over 90,000 “Push Playlists” on Spotify and renowned New York OB-GYN Dr. Jacques Moritz reports that 70% of his patients prepare playlists specifically for going into labor. 

Spotify has partnered with Dr. Moritz to create an ideal Birthing Playlist that is scientifically designed (and delivery room tested and approved) to accompany women through childbirth. The playlist mirrors the birthing experience, starting with songs that are slow and mellow, then transitioning into songs with a stronger beat for when it’s time to push, and concluding with Bach’s ‘Unaccompanied Cello Suite #1’ performed by the legendary Yo-Yo Ma for the moment women first meet their newborns. 

“Music strongly influences our central nervous system’s limbic system which manages our memories, emotions, and how we deal with fear and pain,” Dr. Moritz explained. “It makes sense that women would turn to music during childbirth as a source of comfort and strength. In addition, hospitals, particularly delivery rooms, can be noisy and disconcerting – a good playlist helps distract mothers from these sounds and better manage fear and pain, leading to a more positive delivery experience.” 

24 March 2016

Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos join McDonald’s 4th National Breakfast Day

March 14 was definitely McDonald’s best Monday ever! For the fourth year in a row, McDonald's National Breakfast Day delighted Filipinos across the country with free McMuffin sandwiches.

With over 400 stores nationwide who took part in the event, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos enjoyed a free and delicious McMuffin to start to their day.

McDonald’s Philippines gave Filipinos across the country its ‘best Monday ever’ during National Breakfast Day, when free McMuffin sandwiches were given from 6AM-7AM. 

From 6:00AM to 7:00AM, families, groups of friends, and individuals woke up extra early and flocked to participating McDonald's stores for their free breakfast treat via dine-in, take-out, and drive-thru. 

22 March 2016

My Simple Skincare Routine

I often get asked about my skin care routine probably because people have noticed that I don't get pimples often. I can't say that it has anything to do with what I put on my face, but it is probably more about keeping the same clean and of course genes. Currently, I am still experimenting when it comes to skin care products particularly with face creams and cleansers, but the routine I have is pretty much the same for the past years.

21 March 2016

Guilt-free options at Pizza Hut

Looking for wholesome and guilt-free dishes this Lenten season? You're in for a treat as Pizza Hut, the country’s leading pizza brand, offers you a collection of hearty dishes from now until March 29
Tuck into a light and easy Crab Salad Roll. It’s the perfect combination of meaty crabsticks, cool cucumber and crunchy lettuce, wrapped in rice paper and topped with delicate sesame soy dressing.

Sink your teeth into the home-style comfort provided by a Fish ‘n Chips Platter during this annual celebration. Fried to crispy perfection, swipe breaded fish fillet fingers and American-style fries on both salty garlic and chunky tomato dips. 

20 March 2016

Singapore Wildlife Parks feature Cutest Master Snoozers ahead of Holy Week

Holy Week is seen by many as a time for rest and quiet reflection. The upcoming long weekend is a great time to slow down and stock up on sleep. Joining in the occasion are the wild residents of Singapore’s four wildlife parks, which have been brushing up on their napping skills. 

Standing on one leg is the most comfortable resting position for these flamingos seen in Jurong Bird Park Singapore
Red pandas, like this animal seen in River Safari Singapore, are excellent tree climbers that spend much of their time sleeping on trees in the daytime although they are not nocturnal in their habit of seeking food

These animals love catching their 40 winks in different ways. Believe it or not, standing on one leg is the most comfortable resting position for a flamingo. These bright pink beauties are also known to curl their long necks onto their backs in order to stay warm while they sleep. Hundreds of greater flamingos can be found ‘flamingling’ at Flamingo Lake in Jurong Bird Park. 

19 March 2016

UNIQLO announces collaboration with Liberty London

UNIQLO announces its highly anticipated collaboration with Liberty London, launching on March 28th 2016.  The quintessentially British brand, Liberty London and UNIQLO jointly creates a unique line that marries over a hundred years of history with modern UNIQLO LifeWear philosophy of Simple Made Better.

The Liberty London for UNIQLO collection is based on a selection of prints from the iconic London store’s archives, fusing Liberty’s signature heritage florals with a variety of UNIQLO items.  This unique melding of past and future creates a brave new fashion style perfect for the present.

18 March 2016

Villa Del Conte brings back Ovicini this Easter

There are lots of exciting things that we could all look forward to on Easter Sunday. One of those is getting to experience a one-of-a-kind Easter Egg Hunt with your loved ones as Villa Del Conte brings back the luscious Ovicini.

17 March 2016

adidas Originals presents Tubular Viral Geometric

Pushing the boundaries of form and function, adidas Originals introduces a new silhouette, the Tubular Viral. The new women’s model features a low-cut, balanced design, and a refined, proportional shape.

A malleable mix of synthetic and natural materials ensures a snug fit, perfect for a fashion-forward premium aesthetic. Debuting with the Tubular Viral Geometric Pack, the model is built on a new, slimmer women’s last, and paired with an upper inspired by the archive Tubular from ‘93.

15 March 2016

Great Expectations— A Guide to Creating Strong Beginnings

Pregnancy can be a beautiful experience. But it can also be an overwhelming one—especially during the first trimester where everything is new. 

At this stage, your body will go through numerous physiological and psychological changes that you need to support with certain precautions and habits to make sure that your baby develops properly; because during these first few months, you’re the one in charge of your baby’s health.

In the beginning

The most important developments in your baby happen in the first three months of your pregnancy. During this stage, your baby’s organs and major systems begin to form. Its features, as well as arms and legs start to appear; and through the rest of the trimester, your baby’s digestive, nervous, circulatory and urinary systems develop as well as the external organs. 

“The changes you are experiencing are drastic because at this stage in the pregnancy, your baby goes through the most dramatic changes and developments,” explains Ma. Victoria Valmonte-Torres, MD, FPOGS.

It’s also the stage that leaves your baby most vulnerable to your lifestyle habits. And to ensure that you’re doing what you can to help your baby stay healthy, it’s important to know what you can do to support its development.

13 March 2016

#NationalBreakfastDay + McDonald's Breakfast Kitchen Tour

Most of us are particular when it comes to food that goes into our mouths. As much as possible, we want to see how these dishes are prepared and to know what ingredients were used. This is more so for moms when it comes to the food that their kids eat.

I frequent McDonald's every single week and never have I seen how they actually prepare their dishes. Well, except for the French fries fryer that we get to see from the counter. I've always wondered how they prepare their food, especially when several myths about McDo's food later on invaded social media (remember the chicken nuggets story?).

Touring McDonald's kitchen is definitely something that doesn't happen everyday (that is, if you do not work at McDo). So when I was invited to a special breakfast kitchen tour to witness how their popular breakfast items such as Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin and Cheesy Eggdesal were made, I said yes right away!

12 March 2016

Feel the Love at Agape Pastries & Tartines

They always say that anything that is made with love grows. And one living proof of that is Agape Pastries & Tartines, a family-owned French restaurant located at Congressional Avenue, Quezon City. This restaurant opened a year ago, but it has continued to grow and flourish because of the strong foundation that it was built in, that is, love.

The story on how this restaurant was conceptualized was really emotional, yet inspirational. The owner of the restaurant, Ms. Jean Uvero, had a daughter who needed a kidney transplant. During the time they were in New York for the surgery, they would visit this small cafe in Manhattan. To reminisce that journey and the love that help them get through that, they decided to come up with Agape - a restaurant that was quite similar with that restaurant they used to visit all the time.

11 March 2016

Reward yourself with Villa Del Conte

Graduated with flying colors? Barely passed that dreaded exam you spent sleepless nights studying for? Whether you got the job of your dreams or simply had another hard day, have a much-deserved pat on the back and indulge in heavenly 100g chocolate bars from Villa del Conte. Choose among milk chocolate with cereals, 50% dark chocolate with crunchy toffee and sea salt, or fine milk chocolate with hazelnut chips, and celebrate your accomplishments in every bite – may they be as simple as surviving the daily heavy traffic.

Treat yourself today and visit Villa del Conte stores at SM Megamall, Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, and Robinsons Magnolia. For bulk orders, please contact 893-2575 or 621-6101.

Go to http://www.villadelcontecioccolato.com/ to know more about Villa del Conte, or follow them on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/VillaDelContePh, Instagram: http://instagram.com/villadelconte and Twitter: https://twitter.com/VilladelConte.

XO, Mish


10 March 2016

Celebrate National Flip-Flops Day with Havaianas

It's hot in the Philippines most of the time but there's still something about summer that makes it a season to look forward to. The backdrop is more vibrant and the skies appear to be bluer.

Summer also has another meaning for every Havaianatico - National Flip-Flops Day is coming! Every year, Havaianas is front and center in officially welcoming the most beautiful season. On March 11, 2016, everyone is invited to join in the fun of wearing Havaianas wherever you're headed to! 

Celebrate National Flip-Flops day with sweet deals from Havaianas on March 11! 

As we say hello to brighter and more laid back days, Havaianas is treating you to a full day of festivities and special offers: 

Indulge in staycation and dining privileges at New World Manila Bay Hotel with Citi Cards

This 2016, Citi Cards give you many reasons to celebrate with exclusive dining and staycation offers at the New World Manila Bay Hotel. 

Experience first-class amenities, exclusive privileges, and spectacular views of the Manila Bay skyline at the hotel’s Residence Club Rooms for only half the price. Simply use your Citi credit or debit card to book a Residence Club Room and enjoy a 50% discount on best available room rates.

Among the many perks of Residence Club Rooms include exclusive access to Residence Club Living Room, a beautifully-designed space for dining, work and relaxation, along with complimentary privileges. Guests at the Residence Club Living Room can enjoy breakfast, all-day refreshments, afternoon tea, evening cocktails, plus a wide range of privileges that include personalized check-in and check-out. 

09 March 2016

Get Kung Fu Panda 3 toy and Corn Cup with every McDo Happy Meal

McDonald's Happy Meal is something that kids and kids-at-heart always look forward to! And this time, McDo has ensure that each Happy Meal will not only make kids happy, but also their moms and dads. McDo's new treat for Happy Meal fans is more than a new set of awesome Happy Meal toys, but a timeless favorite among Filipinos and a fun snack for kids and adults alike – corn!

Starting March 9, corn-loving customers may choose between McDonald’s Fries and a yummy corn cup to complete their Happy Meal. The new corn option goes perfectly with McDonald’s newest Happy Meal toy offering, Kung Fu Panda 3! Corn is a great source of energy to be able to train like Po, focus like Master Shifu, and conquer obstacles like the Furious Five.

07 March 2016

Get the Perfect Intimate Care with Priva® Perfect Care 2-in-1 Intimate Wash

Gone are the days when intimate care used to be so simple. Women nowadays prefer each and every part of their bodies to be perfect and that includes their intimate areas. Aside from keeping it fresh and clean, women want something that provides whitening, smoothening, and firming. Thus, Priva® has come up with special intimate care products that really works!

Priva® is the premium feminine wash used for everyday care of the intimate area with added benefits that specifically address their leveled-up needs. A fairer, smoother, more perfect nether region? Check. Priva® is the superior choice when it comes to meaningful intimate care benefits such as these, needs that go beyond cleansing. 

06 March 2016

LEGOLAND® Malaysia Welcomes ‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure’ to its Stable of Attractions

After the launch of the “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” at the LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, the new episode is now making its official debut at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort. 

Reuniting the stars of “The LEGO® Movie™” in a LEGOLAND Parks exclusive storyline, fans can look forward to finding out what happened after the blockbuster movie, when Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, MetalBeard and Benny reunite at the invitation of a shady new character, Risky Business, who plans to open a theme park bearing a suspicious resemblance to LEGOLAND.

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort welcomes Unikitty, Emmet, Wyldstyle, and Benny!

05 March 2016

A celebration of Music, Arts, Lights and Dance: Ipanema supports Malasimbo 2016

For a comfortable music and arts festival experience, premium Brazilian footwear brand Ipanema is partnering with the highly-anticipated musical event Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2016, an international event that celebrates music, arts, lights and dance, all set in the beautiful island of Puerto Galera on March 4-6, 2016.

“It is a privilege to partner with Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival,”says ELRO Retail Corporation Marketing Head Cecille Loretizo. “This festival promotes world-class arts and culture and we want to take part in this global vision. This year, Malasimbo Festival 2016 features back-to-back activities and we want every festival goer to experience the “Malasimbo Magic’ comfortably.”

Premium Brazilian footwear brand Ipanema is partnering with the highly-anticipated musical event Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2016 set in the beautiful island of Puerto Galera on March 4-6, 2016.

04 March 2016

Eye Protection for Gamers

Gamers spend an average of 5 hours a day in front of a computer, and with the long hours spent online—building armies and forts or destroying opponents in the battlefield –gamers are most prone to a common eye disorder called digital strain. 

Digital strain is a condition caused by prolonged exposure to harmful blue light emitted from the excessive use of digital devices such as computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. It is characterized by symptoms such as constant headaches, eye fatigue, redness and blurred vision. If left untreated, digital strain may lead to more serious eye disorders like retinal damage, which can contribute to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 

Do not let the harmful blue light damage your eyesight. Take care of your eyes by following these few simple tips to help keep your eyes in tip-top condition while gaming. 

03 March 2016

Artifacts, A New Bathroom Faucet Collection from Kohler, Puts a Personal Spin on Traditional Design

Inspired by turn-of-the-century charm and backed by the Kohler Company’s 140 years of quality craftsmanship, the KOHLER Artifacts bathroom faucet collection brings a new level of personalization to the bath. Artifacts invites the homeowner to confidently select details that reflect a taste and style that is theirs alone by choosing from three spouts and three handles—all available in five finishes. 

“There’s this undeniable thrill that comes with discovering a piece that resonates with your design aesthetic, whether it’s an antique uncovered at a salvage shop or a vintage treasure snatched up from your travels,” says Julie Kober, Kohler Faucets product manager. “Curating your own Artifacts faucet evokes that same feeling.”

02 March 2016

Stella Artois Draught Masters Philippines 2016

Enjoying an ice cold beer sometimes goes beyond the act of merely drinking it straight from the bottle. Let's get real here. Most of the time, we simply want our beer ice cold and straight from the bottle. But beer enthusiasts are beginning to realize that there are some things worth waiting for—and in the case of Stella Artois, it means understanding the importance of a properly and perfectly poured beer.

Belgian beers are traditionally served in unique glasses designed to draw out the flavor and accentuate the profile of a particular brew. For Stella Artois, that glass is the Chalice. The classic 9-Step pouring ritual uses the Chalice's curves, stem and signature gold rim to create the perfect drinking experience that of our Stella Artois fans palettes long for.

Stella Artois Draught Masters Philippines 2016