30 December 2013

Start Your 2014 with an Adventure!

There indeed is no better way to learn but to take an adventure. It is through experience that we truly get a grasp of life and its lessons. They say that travel is the only thing you buy that makes us richer. No material thing could ever replace the experience that we could get!

With Contiki, adventures are taken into the next level. They make sure that your trip to any of their 190 itineraries throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Canada & the USA would be life-changing!

Contiki takes pride in their European tours. With over 51 years of service, they have excellently provided services that would make your trip extremely awesome and definitely worth it. Their Backstage Pass to Europe, giving you exclusive inclusion, options, food, accommodation, and everything else exclusive, is definitely something that must be experienced!

Travel has been made easy peasy with Contiki. Not only all expenses for the tour are covered, you don't have to worry for hidden charges and fees all throughout the trip. Here's what you would be spending during a trip to Europe and a comparison of what you could save with Contiki: 

Several European tours are offered by Contiki to match your preference. Want to experience the best of Europe? You may want to try out their Multi-country tours. And if you want to experience just a piece of Europe for your destination, you may want to try out their Concept tours. There's always a perfect Contiki trip for everyone. :)

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Live a life with no regrets! Book a Contiki trip now with Rajah Travel Corporation and save up to 10% discount by using the promo code: CONTIKIMISH. You could also get more discount (as much as 10% off) by booking your trip early!

For more information about Contiki tours, contact Rajah Travel Corporation:

Makati - Address: 3/F Gercon Plaza
7901 Makati Avenue
Makati City, Philippines
Telephone: +63 (02) 894 0886
Fax: +63 (02) 817 7903
E-mail: webinquiry@rajahtravel.com

Manila - G/F GLC Building
A. Mabini cor. T.M. Kalaw Sts.
Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +63 (02) 523 8801
Fax: +63 (02) 522 0570
E-mail: webinquiry@rajahtravel.com

Visit their website at https://www.rajahtravel.com/ and like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RajahTravelCorporation

XO, Mish

27 December 2013

Christmas Presents from Romwe

Romwe never fails to make me feel like its Christmas at any day of the year! They're indeed my favorite online shop ever. I know I always say this, but their items have the best quality as compared to the products of other online shops I have encountered. I am truly blessed to be part of their program. :) Anyway, here are some of the items I received this Christmas (which I ordered a few weeks back).

This pink dress fits me perfectly. Cannot wait for an event so I could finally wear this!

I do not have anything planned yet for the summer, but I am indeed hitting the waters (beach or pool, don't care) with this new swimsuit. I am trying to lose a few pounds though so it would look great on me. :)

Leather jacket for a friend! Hope she likes it.

New pants for school. (Sorry for the blurred photo :p) I'll try to wear corporate attire as often as I could.

I'll be definitely wearing these items soon on the blog. I'm not sure with the swimsuit though lol! I don't think I have the body yet for that. Which item would you like to get for Christmas?

XO, Mish

21 December 2013

My December Sample Room Haul

Honestly, I do not regularly check out Sample Room for new products. I am not much interested in testing out new products since I want to stick with the brands I am currently using. However when I saw on their Instagram account that they have samples for the Celeteque Anti-Stretch Mark Cream, I immediately logged in to my Sample Room account and immediately got myself a sample. Luckily, they still have other products such as Moringa-O so that I could maximize the shipping fee. Anyway, here are the products that I got from them:

My mom got excited and opened the package. :p

Céleteque Maternity Anti-Stretch Mark Cream

The initial offering of the CÉLETEQUE DermoScience™ Maternity Line, the Anti-Stretch Mark Cream is OB-Gynecologist-certified safe for pregnant women. The Cream has Elastonyl that helps protect and restore the tone and elasticity of the skin; Alchemilla vulgaris extract or Lady’s Mantle that provides firming properties; and Shea Butter that promotes strengthening of the skin and provides deep moisturization.

Direction for Use:
Apply CÉLETEQUE DermoScience™ Maternity Anti-Stretch Mark Cream twice daily on stretch mark-prone areas, in the morning and at night. Can be used on sensitive areas like the abdomen, thighs, and breasts. For best results, start applications as early as the onset of pregnancy. Can also be used to minimize the appearance of existing stretch marks.

Full size: 100ml
Price: PHP 445
Sample Size: 1 pc. (full-size)

Moringa-O2 Malunggay Herbal Soap

Moringa-O2 combines powerful multi-vitamins, antioxidants and minerals from Malunggay, Olive Oil and Omega to deeply nourish and moisturize dry and sensitive skin.

Moringa-O2 is best recommended for those with the following skin conditions:
For dry and sensitive skin
For itchy skin
Aging skin
Skin asthma and Keratosis Pilaris

Helps slow down signs of aging
Stimulates cell regeneration and skin renewal
Improves skin elasticity and suppleness
Anti-bacterial and anti-acne
Skin lightening

Full size: 60g / 135g
Price: PHP 49.75 / PHP 89.75
Sample Size: 1 pc. 60g

Moringa-O2 Malunggay Herbal Moisturizing Lotion

Moringa-O2 combines powerful multi-vitamins, antioxidants and minerals from Malunggay, Olive Oil and Omega to deeply nourish and moisturize dry and sensitive skin.

Moringa-O2 is best recommended for those with the following skin conditions:
· For dry and sensitive skin
· For itchy skin
· Aging skin
· Skin asthma and Keratosis Pilaris

Full size: 125 ml
Price: PHP 129.75
Sample Size: 1 pc. 125 ml (full size)

This sample room haul is definitely worth it! I only paid P100 shipping fee for products worth P600. However, I am not expecting anything significant to happen from any of the products (except for the Anti-Stretch Mark cream to effectively minimize my existing mommy marks). Definitely hoping for great results! :)

XO, Mish

*Info about the products from Sampleroom.ph

19 December 2013

Want an Epic Break? Book a Contiki Trip Now!

Life is indeed to short to live it with regrets. There's so little time to do everything that we need and want to do. Hence, we should always live our life to the fullest. And there is no other way to do that but to experience a Contiki trip!

Contiki has inspired students and young professionals, 18 - 35 year olds to travel to the world’s most fantastic destinations for 51 years. The trips are hassle-free and include the perfect mix of sightseeing, culture and free time. Choose from over 190 itineraries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Canada & the USA

What sets Contiki's tours from the rest is that they offer all-in special treatment and exclusive access that turns a regular trip into the trip of a lifetime. That’s why Contiki gives you a Backstage Pass to their travel destinations. It’s a combination of all the things (such as exclusive accommodation, tours, food, and more) that come together to make up a trip like no other. Best of all, it’s free and comes included as part of every Contiki trip! You get to save as much as $100 per day by booking a Contiki trip as compared to when you are travelling on your own. Definitely no hidden charges and fees!

Here are some of the amazing destinations that Contiki has to offer:




Book a Contiki trip now with Rajah Travel Corporation and get up to 10% discount by using the promo code: ContikiMish. You could also get more discount (as much as 10% off) by booking your trip early!

For more information about Contiki tours, contact Rajah Travel Corporation:

Makati - Address: 3/F Gercon Plaza
7901 Makati Avenue
Makati City, Philippines
Telephone: +63 (02) 894 0886
Fax: +63 (02) 817 7903
E-mail: webinquiry@rajahtravel.com

Manila - G/F GLC Building
A. Mabini cor. T.M. Kalaw Sts.
Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +63 (02) 523 8801
Fax: +63 (02) 522 0570
E-mail: webinquiry@rajahtravel.com

Visit their website at https://www.rajahtravel.com/ and like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RajahTravelCorporation

XO, Mish

14 December 2013

Flawless Celebrates 12 Years of Bringing Beauty Closer to Filipinos

Generations of beauty and wellness aficionados have stories to tell of the wonderful treats Flawless cooks up every year for its anniversary celebration. From the weekly discounts that made it possible for college girls to experience Nano Power Peel for the first time to the beauty bundles that allowed both young moms and office girls to save up to 40% on their whitening products and treatments, Filipinos—for the past 11 years—have considered December as the perfect time to take advantage of the biggest beauty offerings by none other than the country’s preferred clinic for face, body and medical aesthetic services—Flawless.

On its 12th year, Flawless celebrates the unique empowerment having flawlessly beautiful skin endows everyone by playing the role of fairy godmother and giving everyone easier access to medical-based aesthetic solutions. 

From December 1 to 31, the company is giving out 50% more products and services, all in the name of satisfying the skincare needs of beauty and wellness aficionados all over the country. The mechanics for the promo are simple and straightforward. For every eight sessions purchased, a client gets another four sessions of the same treatment for free.  All sessions are valid all 2014 long and are transferable given that terms and conditions are met.

“We know that you want to have a fairytale like Cinderella’s and we’re giving it to you minus the tight deadline,” shares Rubby Sy, Flawless’ CEO. “That’s the best thing about this year’s celebration. Unlike Cinderella whose fairytale ends at 12, our clients’ fairytale begins at the stroke of midnight of the 12th month of the year, and will last for the entire 12 months of next year.”

Additionally, Flawless is also offering top-to-toe makeovers to everyone who can successfully refer 12 new clients or finish its National Flawless Month stamp card by acquiring 12 stamps on or before January 15, 2014.

A favorite venue for beauty treats, especially among showbiz icons, Flawless is a brand that has built a reputation as the country’s preferred clinic for face, body and medical aesthetic services. Relaxing facial cleaning treatments and medical skin peeling are among its flagship treatments. According to Sy, one big advantage Flawless has compared to other facial centers in the country is its online shop. “The move to have an online store set up was brought about by the growing clamor for our products to be available in parts of the country where we don’t have clinics set up yet. For our anniversary, we’ve decided to also offer service vouchers online so as to give busy people the chance to also take advantage of our promos. Hassle free beauty shopping—that’s what we like to call it.”

About Flawless
Powered by Skin Professionals, Flawless is a well-loved brand that is known for introducing pioneering beauty solutions that continuously raise industry standards in the region. At its core is a celebrated roster of well-trained aestheticians and medical doctors stationed at each of its 37 clinics nationwide. To know more about Flawless’ products and services, you may visit www.flawless.com.ph or like Facebook.com/FlawlessFaceandBody. You may also follow Twitter.com/MyFlawless or visit Flawless’ online shop, shop.flawless.com.ph.

XO, Mish

07 December 2013

Belle De Jour Power Planner 2014

I wasn't planning to purchase a Belle De Jour Power Planner this year cause I'm three stickers away from the Starbucks planner. When my sister told me that she wanted a BDJ planner, I did not hesitate buying her one. (Using the money I earned from blogging! Yay!) The deal though was that I could keep the Lifestyle Card which amazingly saved me tons of money this year from the free upsize at Coffee Bean. I think it was a win-win situation. :)

Anyway, I'd be sharing to all of you some features of the new BDJ planner for 2014. I had my own BDJ planner last year which I won from SM Parisian. This year, we got the one in Exclusive Grey Leather. It was on sale when I got it so I paid only less than P520 (20% discount during the flash sale plus 5% discount from answering their survey) from the original price of P680. The shipping was also free because the order was for more than P500 and I got the item the day after purchasing it even though I gave them a provincial address.  

Sleek and chic!

I think I was able to achieve my 2013 goal. :)

The coupons are definitely my favorite part of the planner. Although I think I was able to use only less than 10 from this year's planner.

The layout for this year's monthly calendar has been changed from landscape to portrait (which I think is better.)

Weekly view. The layout actually worked for me. I used the huge part for academic reminders and the lower part for blog reminders.

If I were to compare the Spiral version and this one, I'd definitely go with the Leather one. It is more compact. It looks very chic as compared to the Spiral version. It appears more sturdy, too! Although I won't be using one this year, I am happy to that I still have a BDJ Lifestyle Card. :)

What planner are you getting this year?

XO, Mish

30 November 2013

Join the BYS Selfie Campaign and Win P50,000!

Last Sunday, I was invited to the BYS Philippines Selfie event at SM Fairview - the first stop of this campaign. If you haven't heard of BYS, it is a complete makeup line designed and developed in Melbourne, Australia and distributed globally. BYS is designed to capture the hearts of females of all ages - regardless of age, skin color, or race - with products that does not just simply follow trends, but sets the bar as a leading purveyor of beauty and style. Their products are currently available at SM Department Stores and selected Watson's outlets.

As you can see, they have literally everything in their makeup line - for the face, eyes, lips, cheeks, and nails!

Easy Essays at Powered Essays

As a student, I sometimes struggle with deadlines especially now that I have so many responsibilities. With tons of reading assignments and papers to finish, I sometimes feel like it is impossible to accomplish them all. Luckily, there are great online services that help me write an essay for free. Honestly, making a paper can be quite tedious especially if you do not have enough time to finish a polished one. You have to go through a long process - research, making a draft, proofreading, and making several more drafts until you come up with the final paper.

One of the websites that offers this service is PoweredEssays.com wherein you will be given the chance to communicate with your writer so that it could still contain your ideas. These writers will help you all throughout so that the paper would be perfect and flawless. Rest assured that these essays will be sent to you on time as they also consider your deadlines. Aside from essays, other services such as dissertation making, editing, proofreading and more are also offered. These services are perfect for busy students like me and definitely for other working students too. 

XO, Mish

20 November 2013

Pandora’s Winter Collection 2013

Christmas is the time for the things shiny –whether it’s the soft glisten of ornaments on the tree or the sparkle in children’s eyes when they see their first presents –there’s no denying the happiness these shining moments bring. And what better way is there to honor these moments other than to create a memory that will last for years to come? 

Pandora’s Winter Collection 2013 is a combination of your favorite Christmas moments. Icy blue and deep purple hues inject a splash of color to classic symbols that capture the magic of the season. The collection features classic figures such as snowflakes, candy canes, Christmas trees, and even Santa Claus. This season, they also continue the success of their pavé charms with the launch of the red, purple, and gold pavé ball. The Winter Collection 2013 invites you to begin your Pandora story.

Pandora can be found at Adora Greenbelt 5, Glorietta 4, Bonifacio High Street Central, Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila, The Podium, Lucerne at Shangri-la Plaza, and at the East Wing of Shangri-la Plaza.

Icy blue hues and high shine surfaces reflect the ethereal beauty of the winter season.

Like glistening icicles, clear crystal blue facetted Murano glass droplets and sterling silver drop earrings sparkle in the winter sun.

A sterling silver clip embossed with a snowflake featuring a shining gold centerpiece is a striking addition to a chain bracelet; Pavé set with cubic zirconia, a sterling silver snowflake and delicate waves of openwork and striped pavé charms add sparkle to the season.

World-renowned for its high quality and hand-finished jewellery at affordable prices, PANDORA designs, manufactures and markets modern jewellery made from genuine materials. Inspiring women to embrace their individuality and express their personal style, PANDORA’s romantic and feminine jewellery captures the unforgettable moments of life. PANDORA’s unique and detailed designs combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technology are sold in more than 70 countries across six continents through approximately 10,000 points of sale, including more than 900 concept stores. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, PANDORA is publicly listed on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen stock exchange. For more information, please visit www.pandoragroup.com or be inspired at www.pandora.net.

XO, Mish

Wedding Photography

If a love story, book or movie ends happily, it will definitely end with a wedding. Actually, that’s how everything starts but usually the fairy tales end with big weddings, diamond rings and kisses. In real life, a family starts with the marriage. That’s how things work in this world. We are supposed to remember this event for the whole life. So how do we make memories come back in our heads? It’s simple, we look at the pictures. The wedding photos mean a lot not only for the brides, but also for mothers, jealous friends, some curious distant cousins and other people who for some reason care about this. It’s not the number of the people who care but the intensity of the desire to look back and relive the moments that count the most. The photos that were taken by some San Francisco Wedding Photographer or some other guy from Nebraska are supposed to have a special energy and to show the best in people. Some brides chose to have a whole photo session day, not the wedding day but just the make up and the photos are the things that matter. Actually this all covers what happens inside her that day. She wants to look the best and to give the brighter light, not only within make up and looks, but also through smiles and emotions. The photographer besides portraits concentrates on shooting the story of the day as it happens, unscripted and spontaneous. It will make everyone who attended the event remember the genuine feeling of the day and the moments and emotions which happened and  were gone in a second, never to be repeated. There remains a short amount of time devoted for the regular portraits and group shots, and they can be seen as an organic part of the magical story of the wedding day. These portraits will decorate someday a bedroom or a living room and will bring the warm emotion in the house. 

The wedding photographs can be sometimes so crazy and at the same time romantic. Let’s take couples who chose to do some crazy pictures in the pool, all dressed up. The photos would show a cocktail of emotions, courage and some childish stuff going on, that in the end it is so sweet to watch and relive. Those who decide to take some classy and traditional photos are never wrong, because simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. So when it comes to your wedding you just do it the way you feel good doing it. What truly matters is the way the special moment gets captured. 

Every girl dreamed about this day since she was little, every father thought about it since his teenage daughter got out on the first date and some first step a young man did lead to this day. This is why the idea of getting the wedding day all captured and then printed on that special paper is always a good one. Let’s say, a wedding picture is worth a thousand emotions and memories.

XO, Mish

12 November 2013

Holiday Pleasures Promo at Pink Parlour!

Christmas came early for Pink Parlour's gorgeous clients as they came up again with another exciting promo. First time clients who wants to be the next Brazilian survivor can get 50% on their Brazilian waxing (P450 only!) and regular clients can avail of a free OPI Mani for every P1,500 single receipt. This promo is valid from December 2 to 4 at Pink Parlour A Venue, Makati branch and from December 16 to 18 at Pink Parlour SM Pasig branch. Don't miss out on this one!

For more details about this promo, visit Pink Parlour's sites:
Website: http://www.pinkparlour.com.ph
FB: http://www.facebook.com/pinkparlourph

XO, Mish

11 November 2013

Revlon Colorsilk Luminista in Medium Blonde (175) Review

I started dyeing my hair when I was in college and I've never had black hair ever since (except when I was pregnant, of course). My hair was initially professionally colored, but it was way out of my student budget and my mom won't fund my vanity so I resorted to hair dyes available at the local drugstore. I've probably tried all sort of brands (Revlon, Loreal, Garnier, Tony Moly, etc.) and colors over the years and this was the first time that I took the time to make a review. Anyway, the product that I'll be reviewing is Revlon Colorsilk Luminista in Medium Blonde. This was the previous dye that I used on my hair (over Revlon Colorsilk Luminista in Light Golden Brown) so I am just using the dye to touch up my roots.

What it claims:

Vibrant color for dark hair, A glowing blonde without the brassiness, 100% gray coverage

06 November 2013

Feast on Eat-All-You-Can Skewers at Bar B Skew!

If you are looking for a more sophisticated and fun (not to mention, clean) street food experience, better check out Bar-B-Skew, the latest skew-all-you-can restaurant in Quezon City! Located in CTTM Square at Timog cor. Tomas Morato, you'll surely leave this place full with their eat-all-you-can options.

For only P299 for lunch buffet to P399 for dinner buffet (weekends), you could feast on their unlimited bar-b-skewers. They have a huge variety of skewers from good old isaw to marshmallows for dessert. If you'd ask me which one is my favorite, it would definitely be chicken wings! It takes a little longer for the wings to get cooked, but they're worth the wait!

These skewers can be basted with different sauces offered at Bar B Skew including Soy Sauce and Ginger Sesame. This is where the fun actually begins cause you get to take part in preparing your food. And again if you'll ask me which one is my favorite, the best sauce would definitely be Garlic Butter. :)

Cooking these goodies is easy peasy. You just put the skewers in the automatic rotating griller permanently fixed on your table. The skewers will amazingly rotate on their own and will cook the meat evenly. In 2 to 3 minutes (depending on the meat that you are cooking), your skewers are ready to eat!

The concept for this restaurant was derived from abroad, hence, the tables were customized for that authentic grilling experience. Surprisingly, the area was not filled with smoke from all the cooking. Thanks to their awesome exhaust system which actually looks cool and neat. The live coal though was quite hot from where I was sitting, but it definitely won't get you burned. :)

These marshmallows only take a few seconds to cook. Otherwise, they'll melt. They're still yummy though. :) Aside from these skewer goodies, they likewise have cooked meals in their unlimited buffet such as fried chicken, sisig, and kangkong to get you started while waiting for your skewers to cook thoroughly.

Bar-b-Skew owner, Wero Doma. Thanks for accomodating us!

Aside from unlimited meals, they also offer value meals for only P99 each which will still keep you full and satisfied. These are available all day long (from 11am to 2am). :)

Don't forget to check out their social media sites:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BBSkew
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarBSkewQC
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/bar_b_skew
Website: http://www.bar-b-skew.ph

XO, Mish