25 June 2016

When in Zambales - Villa Janella Resort and Pundaquit Beach at San Antonio

A few weeks before my final exams, my family decided to go for an overnight trip to Zambales. I decided to go despite my exams because my parents will be bringing Zack with them for sure. My sisters were the ones who searched for a resort but my dad made it clear to stay away from the crowded beaches of Subic and Olongapo. Thus, we settled with Pundaquit Beach at San Antonio instead. I was actually at Zambales a few weeks prior our trip for a field trip, but I didn't get to swim so I was excited for this trip.

Mountains + sea = best view!!!
Capones and Camara Islands can be seen from the beach
Villa Janella Resort

23 June 2016

Win Custom-made Bikinis from Zaful.com

Summer has just begun in some areas and it certainly is a time to have some fun! As for me, I love going to the beach during the summer. I would stay under the sun the whole day and enjoy the sun, the water, and the sand. Of course, that also includes taking tons of gorgeous photos by the beach! How many bikini photos are you taking with your friends this summer trip?

This summer, ZAFUL.com is giving awesome custom-made bikinis for your next beach trip! All you have to do is tell them all the fun you are having this summer on Instagram. You may also share your group shoots with your friends in your fave bikinis.

1. Upload your bikini group shoot.
2. Tell us about your summer trip
3. Tag @zaful and use the hashtag #zafulbff in the caption so we can find your post

ZAFUL will pick the 8 best shots from among the participants. The winners and the winners' friend will win a custom-made bikini made by ZAFUL designers.

Exciting, right? Just take your phone/camera and join the fun! For more details, visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGupW6osSTI/?lkid=13331. Contest ends on June 30, 2016.

XO, Mish

PS, Don't forget to use the discount codes, COPA100 or EURO2016, to get 15% off your orders from Zaful.com


18 June 2016

McDonald’s treats dads to free Chicken McDo on Father’s Day

Filipinos have countless reasons to thank their dads on Father’s Day – for going the extra mile to make everyone laugh, for nights spent working on school assignments, and for the secret fries and sundae treat when mom was away. For all their hard work, dads deserve this one day in a year to take it easy and just relax. 

On Father’s Day, June 19, from 3-5 PM, McDonald’s will treat dads to free 1pc Chicken McDo for every Happy Meal purchase. This promo will be offered exclusively in all McDonald’s stores in SM branches and is valid for front counter transactions only. For complete mechanics, visit www.mcdonalds.com.ph.

17 June 2016

Thank Dad this Father’s Day with Villa Del Conte

Remember when dad helped you with your homework? Or when he kissed your forehead when he thought you were sleeping? This Father’s Day, give your dad love and appreciation for being your best friend, cheerleader, superhero and the best father in the world with Villa del Conte Thank You dark chocolates. These little pleasures from Padova, Italy contain 50% cacao and will make this day your father’s best yet.

Visit Villa del Conte stores at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, SM Megamall, 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


15 June 2016

Enjoy tuna+rice anytime, anywhere with new 555 Tuna Rice

During school days, I spend all day outside and you could say that I am a fast food dependent. It's the easiest, most convenient, and cheapest meal I could get. But I realized that nothing beats home cooked meals, like adobo. Imagine my delight when Century Pacific Food, Inc., one of the leading food manufacturing companies in the country today, introduced a deliciously innovative addition to its popular 555 Tuna product line: the 555 Tuna Rice!

New 555 Tuna Rice comes in three delicious varieties: Tuna Rice Afritada, Tuna Rice Adobo, and Tuna Rice Sisig, each one capturing the essence and flavours of real home cooking.

13 June 2016

Gola, UK’s hippest lifestyle sneakers, is in Manila!

ELRO Retail Corporation, a leading player in the footwear retail and distribution industry  in the country, proudly  announces   the  latest  addition  to   its   ever-expanding brand portfolio: Gola, the hippest lifestyle sneaker from UK!

The Gola brand of sneakers – one of the most enduring and endearing lifestyle, sportswear and fashion brands not just in Europe but the world over – will definitely excite young sneaker afficionados as it brings its newest collection to the country.

11 June 2016

Grab Travels Back in Time with Journey to Grab

It’s not everyday you get to see vintage cars, cars that are probably older than you, on the streets. Much less, get to ride in them for free, right?

Grab Philippines, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app, is travelling back in time this Independence Day with Journey to Grab --- a showcase of the evolution of transportation in the Philippines. Time-honored vehicles from the 1920’s up until the 1960’s will be rolled out as GrabCars for the weekend. 

From June 10 to 12, Grab will be giving passengers a chance to book these classic cars for free and take old school rides around Bonifacio Global City (BGC).  

SNEAK PEAK: Datu Puti Adobo Movement

Think: mouthwatering Adobo and an appetite for friendly fun. The Datu Puti Adobo Movement is cooking up an exciting lineup of challenges and events to support its thrust to get Adobo its due accolade. Part of this gastronomic lineup of events is the Adobo Challenge, Datu Puti’s search for the best version of the Adobo among a lineup of budding food entrepreneurs.

The Datu Puti Adobo Movement was initially created to push for Adobo to be our pambansang ulam. It is a movement that celebrates the cultural heritage of the Adobo dish. According to the Datu Puti Adobo Movement, all Filipinos across the regions have their own take on the dish, inspired by how the traditional comfort food is prepared by their families based on the their flavor preferences and their access to local ingredients.

10 June 2016

When in Talisay, Batangas - Club Balai Isabel

My family and I rarely go south to travel. As my parents are from Nueva Ecija and we currently reside in Bulacan, they prefer places which they are familiar with. Honestly, it feels like we're going outside of our comfort zone once we go beyond Alabang to explore roads we've never encountered. But I think I finally found a resort in the south that is worth visiting and is worth braving the EDSA for.

Club Balai Isabel - A true haven in the south

Club Balai Isabel is definitely not a place new to my ears. I know it as a popular destination for weddings and vacations. Remember Oyo Boy Sotto and Kristine Hermosa's magical wedding? But my visit last week gave me a bigger and better perspective of what Club Balai Isabel has to offer and that is a place boasting a choice of adventure or relaxation - both coming with a beautiful view of the Taal Lake and Volcano.

Best view in town...
...and you may enjoy it from this nice spot! Perfect for weddings don't you think?

08 June 2016

Metrobank launches #100DaysofAwesome Car Loan Promo

One of the country's leading financial institutions, Metrobank, brought together 13 of the country's most sought-after car brands to display and put up their hottest and latest models for a test drive for the enjoyment of their clients and city's car enthusiasts. This event held at Le Pavillion is a one-of-a-kind event to promote Metrobank’s 100 Days of Awesome Car Loan Promo.

I've never appreciated having a car until I had a kid. It used to be luxury for me and when I had Zack, it suddenly became a necessity. Now, Metrobank gives families and individuals an easy way to avail of cars that they truly need (or want) through the 100 Days of Awesome Car Loan Promo. 100 Days of Awesome is Metrobank’s car loan promo, which offers consumers free first year car insurance, low monthly amortization fees, and free chattel mortgage fees. Be sure to avail of this great promo until the 9th of July, 2016 only.

06 June 2016

Céleteque Dermo Celebrates 10 Years of Skin Health With The Promise of Making You DermoBeautiful

What does it really mean when a beauty brand claims to make you beautiful? Does their beauty promise latch on transformation? Does it commit to worlds beyond your reach? For skin-favorite Céleteque Dermo, the answer is quite clear. With products co-created with dermatologists and curated by beauty experts, Celeteque Dermo grounds its philosophy on the dermatological proposition that beautiful skin, and in turn overall beauty, starts with healthy skin.

What Céleteque Dermo does is offer customized skin care solutions for every skin type. It sits at forefront of innovation and uses only the latest derma-grade ingredients and technologies to consistently release new products and improve existing ones in order to promote skin health. Each product is proven by clinical tests and evidence-based research to be effective and safe for everyday use, so there are no empty promises. It promises healthy skin, so it gives you healthy skin, making you not just your most beautiful, but ultimately DermoBeautiful. 

05 June 2016

Whipped: Get Smooth in a Fun and Sweet way

When I first heard of Whipped, I thought it has something to do with desserts (like whipped cream lol). Well, the Whipped I encountered a few days back was surely related to something sweet. Whipped is the actually the latest sugar wax and body scrub salon in Manila. This place offers the most fun and sweetest way to get rid of unwanted hair in an instant!

As I have mentioned, I previously visited Whipped's main branch at Ayala Fairview Terraces. Their place is quite an attraction because of their pastel themed salon. Every detail of the salon was well thought of and the colors simply exude fun and sweet. Their Fairview branch is spacious as well. There are 4 separate cubicles where their waxing and scrubbing services are done. They also have a waiting area for companions. What I love most about their place is that it was very clean. As you all know, hygiene is the one of the most important factors to consider when it comes to hair removal treatments.

04 June 2016

Spotify Family Plan Now Available for only P194

Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, shares that starting today, Spotify Family Plan now provides families with up to six individual Spotify Premium accounts for only P194 per month! 

Already on Family Plan? Don’t worry! The Family plan still includes separate accounts, individual playlists, personal recommendations and offline listening per user now at a better price, which will be updated on the next payment date. This also enables the head of the family to add more members. 

The upgraded Spotify Family Plan offers the same world-class music experience as before, giving access to each family member to over 30 million songs for just one low price payable on a single bill. 

02 June 2016

Disney Junior brings your child's stories to life with #AnimateYourImagination

Kids are the best storytellers! Their imaginations have no limitations. As long as their story is fun and amazing, such as a princesses or pirates stories, they can make up just about anything. And if your little one has a big imagination with a tale to tell, Disney Junior wants to hear them!

Disney Junior will select three creative and magical story submissions and bring them to life, and show them on Disney Junior. How exciting, right?

Joining #AnimationYourImagination is easy and simple. Just head on over to DisneyJunior.Asia/AnimateYourImagination and share your child's imaginative story using one of the following three themes: Pirates, Princesses, or Space Adventure. Thus, you may share stories featuring pirates on high seas, spacemen who have aliens as best friends, or even brave princesses just like Sofia the First. You may opt to share a photo of their drawing or a video of them narrating the story.

Thank you Disney Junior PH for the art kit! Can't wait to use it with Zack! :)

You have until the 12th of June, 2016 to send in your stories! Be sure to time in to Disney Junior to see the animations. 

To know more about #AnimateYourImagination, please visit Facebook.com/DisneyJuniorAsia

XO, Mish


01 June 2016

Ipanema Philippines launches new collection at Ipanema Perfect Pair event

Summer is definitely not over for Ipanema Philippines as it releases its newest collection in a romantic themed event held at Trinoma Mall. Three Ipanema summer styles were featured during the event: Sweet & Dainty, Sexy Chic, and Bold & Artsy. 

Ipanema Perfect Pair event

Each distinct Ipanema summer style was designed and is reflective of the different personas and tastes of Ipanema’s fun, fashionable wearers. “Ipanema knows that every wearer is unique,” shares ELRO Retail Corp. Head of Marketing Cecille Loretizo. “That is why for their newest collection, they’ve introduced three cool  and individual styles – all  designed to match different, free spirited personalities and identities.”