31 July 2018

Rediscovering Retro Salon Fairview (Formerly Known as Metro Salon)



If you've been living in the Fairview QC area, you would definitely be familiar with the latest salon that I'll be featuring. I get to pass by it everyday back when I was still commuting to school but I haven't had the chance to actually visit it until I had my makeup done there for my Oathtaking and Signing of the Roll this year. Anyway, I was invited a few days back to try out their services (which I'll be reviewing in another blog post).

Retro Salon Fairview

Retro Salon (formerly known as Metro Salon) has been open for years now and has been serving the area with various salon services for quite a long time now. The salon has been recently placed under a new management and there have been definitely tons of changes that was implemented, most especially when it comes to their services. 

Reception area
Front desk

When it comes to their interiors, I found it spacious and well-lighted. The decors and seats were simple and practical but it has a homey feel to it - something you'd go back to over and over again. During my recent visit (which was on a Tuesday afternoon), the place only had several clients having their nails done and their hair cut done. But when I had my make up done (I think it was on a Friday morning), the place was packed and busy. From what I have noticed and based on how the stylists and staff would know them by their first names, people that visit there are mostly long time customers. 

Spacious salon area

If there is anything that Retro Salon has maintained, it is the staff that they previously had, such as their stylists and personnel, whom have already gained their clientele from all those years of service. I think this factor helps maintain the quality of the services that they offer.

I think that most of the improvement about their services takes place in their equipment and tools. They only offer quality hair products such as Loreal and Schawarzkopf for treatment and color. Whereas they only offer premier makeup such as MAC for their hair and makeup services. Of course, prices have increased a bit but I think it is all worth it.

Shampoo area

Recently, they launched two new services - the Loreal Steam Bond and the Brazilian Keratin Blow-Dry. The Brazilian Keratin Blow-Dry aims to repair, moisturize, protect, and infuse dull hair with keratin and vitamins to achieve that smooth, healthy, and well-conditioned shiny hair. If you opt to achieve that straight and shiny hair of your dreams, the Loreal Steam Bond uses the world's first steam smoothing system, which delivers a continuous and high pressure steam that permanently straightens the hair without any hair breakage and damage to hair.

Before and after photos of their Loreal Steam Bond

Here's a tip. You may get this treatment for less (more than 60% off) for a limited time only through their Metrodeal offer here: https://www.metrodeal.com/deals/Metro_Manila/Metro-Salon-Fairview/162376125. You're welcome! :)


If you are looking for a salon to rediscover within the Quezon City area, you may visit Retro Salon Fairview at Angelenix House, Commonwealth Corner Camaro Street, Novaliches, Quezon City. You may call them at (02)9354436 or (0917)1460289 for more inquiries and to set an appointment. Don't forget to check out their Facebook page at https://facebook.com/MetroSalonFairview.

XO, Mish


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22 July 2018

Baird Beer and Mentore Coffee + Bar by UCC: Kitchen, Terasu, and Craft Beers



One of the latest events I have been to was quite peculiar. I've been to tons of food events in the past already but it was my first time attending a food & beer pairing event. With much excitement, I braved the Friday night traffic to get to Mentore Coffee + Bar by UCC in SM Aura, BGC for a fun and appetizing night with them and Baird Beer.

Baird Beer is now in the Philippines!

Baird Beer is a brand of craft beers manufactured in a brewery based in Japan. They take pride in pairing balance and complexity to come up with a character for each brew. Each bottle of beer is made in small batches and with the highest standards to achieve the best quality. They have 12 year round staple brews, but only 6 have been initially brought to the country. They are currently being imported and distributed exclusively by Booze Online Inc. here in the Philippines. 

Packed night at Mentore Coffee + Bar by UCC

21 July 2018

Beauty at Your Fingertips (Literally)




It’s no news that today’s millennials have become obsessed with skin care. I guess it is because people put so much prime on personal appearance. Hence, everyone is on the lookout for the perfect skin care product or skin care treatment. The thing about skin care is that it is not cheap. Topical products are cheap but are not as effective and treatments sometimes cost a fortune especially if done in Insta-famous clinics. To address this, there are now online shops that offers beauty machines and equipment for your own personal use.


While these products are not cheap at all, they can be considered as good investments in the long run. Imagine never having to go to the clinic for your regular treatment because you can do it yourself at home. For example, a Vanadium Titanium Microcrystalline machine can help lighten and brighten your skin and can also supplement your normal skin care routine by making the skin take in topical products better.


Aside from beauty machines and equipment, there are also other health related products and postpartum repair beauty equipment available for home use. With these products, beauty is literally within your fingertips. For more information, visit https://www.secc99.com/

XO, Mish


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20 July 2018

The Perfect Flower Girl Dress for Your Wedding



I enjoy seeing flower girls the most in a wedding. Well, that is aside from the bride and the groom themselves. They are just a delight to see all dolled up in their dreamy and cute flower girl dresses. Some even have the loveliest headdresses to match their dresses. They all look so incredibly adorable, don’t you think?


Shopping for flower girl dresses is has always been based on what the entire entourage would be wearing, especially when it comes to color and dress styles. For couples that are willing to splurge, having custom made dresses for all of the bridesmaids and flower girls would definitely be ideal. This is to ensure that the fabric and made of the dress would be uniform. But if you are on a tight budget, there are online shops, such as Angrila, that offers these kinds of dresses for a more affordable price.


What I love about discounted dresses for girls online is that they do not disappoint when it comes to the number of choices that you have. They literally have tons of styles and colors to choose from to make sure that one would absolutely match your preference. Even sizes can be made personalized so that the fit would be perfect. Here are some of my favorite flower girl dresses (along with the ones posted above):


This off shoulder satin dress is perfect for a garden wedding. Paired with a lovely hat, it also gives off that royal wedding vibe.


This classy navy blue dress with tulle skirt is modest and perfect for a simple church wedding. It is modest and elegant.  


For an all out wedding, this extravagant dress is a match for an equally extravagant wedding. The best part is that this dress does not even cost a fortune. Most of the dresses posted here and on their website are only up for grabs for less than $80. Some are even on sale for less than $10. Don't forget to check out their site to see their entire collection.

XO, Mish


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11 July 2018

Erceflora Probibears: Yummy 2-in-1 Probiotic Supplement for Kids



Vacations with Zack can be quite a hassle particularly when it comes to looking for safe and healthy food and drinks for him. We have to make sure that he has clean drinking water all the time and the food that we would get for him are clean and safe. Sometimes when his tummy gets upset (especially when he unintentionally gets to drink pool water, among other factors), I trust Erceflora vials to make his condition better.


It's such a stress when Zack gets sick with painful tummy problems. He loses his appetite and he's very irritable. He also loses weight in a short span of time. A stomachache isn’t only uncomfortable; it alters the child’s mood and his or her attitude for the day. And since kids tend to have a higher risk of getting digestive health-related diseases such as diarrhea and constipation from harmful bacteria, we have to deal with this every now and then. 


To address that problem, probiotics offers a solution. These are live microorganisms that help maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract. It works like this: A human digestive tract has about 100 trillion healthy bacteria. Bacteria aid in digestion and help the body defend itself against illness. Thus, probiotics can aid with immunity and help protect you from common colds and flu.

10 July 2018

Enjoy Fusion Sushi and More at 81 Seihai Sushi Lounge



I haven't been active with blogging for a while (because life!!) but this comeback is nothing but explosive. And if you're asking with what? I would say that it is definitely with flavors. I recently visited a relatively new Japanese restaurant here in Quezon City that offers fusion sushi among others and I was truly impressed.

81 Seihai Sushi Lounge

81 Seihai Sushi Lounge is the brainchild of businessman Chris Cordero and Chef Ronnie de Guzman, the latter being also the Executive Chef of the restaurant. As their name suggests, they offer fusion sushi, among others. I believe that this is not your typical Japanese restaurant because it offers the best not only is taste, but also in service and ambiance through incorporating Japanese hospitality in catering to their customers and creating an appealing ambiance through Instagramable decors and pleasing music. 

Sushi bar
Lights were dimmed when the live band started to play

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