28 February 2016

The doctor is always in with MediCard’s My Pocket Doctor

MediCard, a leading health maintenance organization (HMO) provider, gives a time-saving and convenient option to get medical consultations anytime, anywhere with the My Pocket Doctor.

Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines, says, “My Pocket Doctor is definitely a game changer especially in the medical field. It is also our way of using modernized technology to make medical consultations handy for everyone. With less waiting time, patients can now get in touch easily with a medical doctor and get consultations instantly, at the comfort of their homes or offices.”

27 February 2016

Luxuriate in Premium Polish at Kitchenails

There's nothing better to cap off a long week than to spend some me time at a nail salon! And to end my week, I paid Kitchenails Trinoma a visit for a much needed mani + pedi session. It's only been a few weeks since I last went there, but I have noticed many changes. Aside from the increase in the number of servers, the "kitchen" now looks complete with that adorable refrigerator containing nail polishes inside. Lastly, I have noticed that they now offer more choices when it comes to nail polish.

Yep, that's a refrigerator.

In my opinion, what sets Kitchenails apart from other nail salons, aside from being a concept nail salon, is their affordability. I was surprised to found out that the Basic color Manicure and Pedicure at Kitchenails cost only P305 (P145 and P160, respectively). These services comes with a soak, cleaning, and polishing of the nails. They currently have a wide selection of L.A. Colors nail polish to go with the basic package.

But more than pampering and relaxing yourself, having your nails done is something you could do to feel glam and fab! Thus, I suggest you treat yourself to an dessert upsize, that is, a premium polish. I was definitely impressed with their premium polish selection as they currently have Orly, Ruby Wing, Morgan Taylor, Zoya, Essie, among others. By availing of premium polishes, you just have to add P60 for Manicure or Pedicure or P100 for both Manicure and Pedicure. And I believe that the upgrade is definitely worth it because of the numerous choices they offer and these are guaranteed to last longer than regular polish.

Orly and Essie nail polishes
Morgan Taylor selection
Color changing Ruby Wing polishes!

Anyway, I was able to try out their premium polish during my last visit. The procedure was pretty much like the Chef Specials Hand Spa I tried before but less the scrub, mask, and massage. First off, my feet were soaked in a pan. I still find this interesting and kind of weird because I use a similar looking pan at home lol! After that, my previous nail polish was removed and my nails were buffed to even them out. Cleaning then commenced by using a marinade injection to put on cuticle gel. My nails were trimmed and filed and the cuticles and sides were removed. Lastly, nail polish was applied on my nails. I chose an Orly nail polish for both my hands and feet.

If you curious and want to try out this unique gourmet-style nail salon (I know you do!), better check them out at 3/F Trinoma Mall (near Power Mac Center / Mindanao Parking). They also have a branch at Alabang Town Center for those living in the South. Don't forget to check out their Facebook (www.facebook.com/kitchenails) and Instagram (@kitchenails) accounts.

XO, Mish 


26 February 2016

Singapore Airlines Launches 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Event

Singapore Airlines (SIA) kicked off its year-long celebration for its 50th anniversary in the Philippines with the much-anticipated Showcase and Travel Fair 2016. During the said fair held at the Glorietta Activity Center, we learned that it was actually in 1966 when SIA first commenced operations here with a thrice-weekly service between Manila and Singapore. Aside from such interesting discovery, we were also the first to know what's new at Singapore Airlines, including the all-new Premium Economy Class cabin product together with an introduction of the SIA's global network expansion with new destinations.

22 February 2016

Lazada PH on Mobile Commerce + Mobile Power Sale

Mobile Commerce is something that we do not normally hear everyday, but it is here and a huge number of people in the Philippines are engaged in such. During Lazada Philippines' office tour at their new place in Net Park, BGC, we were treated to an informative talk about the emerging Mobile Commerce in the Philippines and the Mobile Snack Shopping phenomenon - a newly generated form of shopping.

Lazada PH CEO Inanc Balci, G-Cash CEO Albert Tinio, and Globe VP for Consumer Group Mobile Data Services Jenny Echevarria
Google PH Industry Lead Sashi Tripathi and Client partner from Facebook Ross Wakeham
Lazada PH employees and their warm welcome!

According to Facebook, social media apps (FB / Instagram) are intuitively formed for bite sized discovery and snacking of content. With Filipino smartphone user habits primarily shaped by social media consumption, it is no surprise, that Filipinos' mobile shopping habits have similar patterns. Basically, we shop like we Facebook.

15 February 2016

Althea Korea is now in the Philippines + My #AltheaPH Beauty Box!

I've recently started taking beauty and skin care seriously. I am not getting any younger and women my age should have come up with a standard skin care and beauty routine. It was also just recent when I discovered the wonders of Korean beauty and skin care products. When my sisters started using Tony Moly and Etude House products a few years back, I thought they were just after the hype of K-Beauty and the popularity of these brands. It turns out that these products do work! The hesitant me then started using K-beauty products, including hair color products, that worked well.

Honestly, looking for Korean beauty products here in the Philippines became easier over the years. There are now boutiques in the mall which sells these products and there are several small online shops which allegedly sell these K-Beauty products. However, choices are very limited when shopping through local online shops. Also, authenticity of products are compromised when shopping online. Malls also have limited stocks and sometimes their products become out of stock easily. Lucky for us, these issues, and more, were addressed by one Korean K-Beauty shop, Althea Korea, which offers authentic Korean beauty and skin care products!

10 February 2016

Try Out Unique Gift Giving this Valentines with Gifted.ph

Valentines is just right around the corner and if you haven't gotten your special someone a present yet, you might think you are in a deep trouble. The thing about gift giving is that there's always the feeling that the present you're about to give is such a cliche or that it's too common and you feel like it's nothing special. You'll feel like these presents, in turn, won't likewise make the recipient feel special. That's why its always better to give out personalized items or handwritten letters and cards cause in such a way, you could make the person who'll receive the present feel that he/she is indeed cherished. And if you do not have time to make such personalized presents (like a few days before Valentines!), head on over to Gifted.ph, a unique gift certificate website where you can send personalized gift certificates online to anyone in minutes.

08 February 2016

Be Healthy this Year of the Fire Monkey with Cohen

All this time, I see myself as a generally healthy person, especially when it comes to my lifestyle choices. However, my view entirely changed during an event held at Carmelo's a few days back where Cohen's Lifestyle Centre invited the media and several bloggers to a truly enlightening talk. I know the stress I get from law school affects my health a lot, but little did I know that my food and other health choices make everything worse. Anyway, I think the new year is just the perfect time for me to be healthy and maintain such condition and with Cohen, I was able to learn more on how I could just do all that.

Be Healthy this Year of the Fire Monkey with Cohen's Lifestyle Centre

According to the Chinese calendar, the commencement of the Year of The Monkey is a time for adventure, discovery, change, and progress. The start of the year is also a time for new beginnings, where New Year’s resolutions are often made, either listed on paper or kept in the back of your mind. More often than not, these resolutions include goals to become healthier, more fit and happier. Amid the eagerness to follow new health programs, doctors also advise people to be cautious. “Consider the sources first before following any diet or fitness trend. Do not also forget to consult with your doctor to know exactly what is best for your body,” says Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre.

03 February 2016

1st Philippine Environment Summit Launch

Environment is a major issue that concerns us all. At this point, the state of our environment is highly alarming and one effective way to address such is through education, Thus, several groups from the public and private sectors, such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Green Convergence, among others, as well as the academe, organized the 1st Philippine Environment Summit. 

1st Philippine Environment Summit Launch
1st Philippine Environment Summit Launch

The 1st Philippine Environment Summit, a celebration of the Philippine environmental movement, will be held on Feb 9 to 11 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia. The 3-day event will showcase programs and projects, as well as breakthroughs and innovations that contribute to the social and economic advancement, while protecting the environment. There will also be an exhibit area featuring eco-friendly products and services.