How I Passed for Advanced Lasik Procedure at Shinagawa Ortigas

I’ve been wearing specs my entire life since I was a kid. Imagine, I was the  super chubby girl with eyeglasses. It also kinda runs in the family, My dad and my sisters. My 3 siblings and I are four-eyed. My mom wears reading glasses, I don’t know it it counts because of the whole aging thing.

As I got older, during highschool and college I tend to just hang my glasses because I feel I look better without glasses. It was when after I graduated I tried wearing contact lenses, it was a hassle because of how busy I am, I tend to forget to put solution now and then,  in a matter of 6 hours my eyes get irritated and red. Back in college, I didn’t want to wear contacts because there were studies that it lead to dry eyes.

Growing up I was socially awkward (I know it is hard to believe the person I am today), I didn’t look straight and my friends till today still tease me the way I look at people before. It was just a phase, glad I am over it. Till now I couldn’t find a logical reason on how I look at people before. Especially when it came to my crushes, I can’t even imagine how weird I was haha. 

I remembered meeting an optha specialist in the gym, forgot her name though. This was during college and she told me that at age 24 is the perfect age to get lasik because I was planning on my 18th birthday to get the procedure. Her professional advice was at the age of 24, that is already most like likely our permanent vision. If as early as that time my vision can still change plus considering lifestyle.

Now that I turned 24 this year, It’s about time.

So If you guys are planning to get lasik at SHINAGAWA, make sure you don’t wear contact lenses for 7 days to get exactly the grade of your eyes. The test runs for about 3 hours atleast so it’s better to come in early. Before that set an appointment. I’ll be putting the details below. 

Another REMINDER : DON’T DRIVE home after the test. 

TIP: Bring SHADES and JACKET. You’ll know why after reading. 

For your information, Shinagawa perfroms advanced lasik, not the traditional lasik we all hear growing up like going under the knife stories and the complications that you may go blind etc. 

To differentiate them quickly, the TRADITIONAL LASIK PROCEDURE, (microkeratome) – this is the instrument that cuts an evenly thin lining of cornea. According to studies it may lead to possible complications. 

Compared to the ADVANCED LASIK PROCEDURE, is completely laser which don’t lead to complications. Preparation would take about 2 hours but the procedure would take just 8 minutes (both eyes). Here is how it goes: 

  • Corneal Flap is cut and prepared using a femtosecond laser.
  • Flap is folded to one side by the surgeon
  • Using an excimer laser, the connective tissue is reshaped
  • The flap which was created and lifted is then put back into its original position.
  • SHINAGAWA’S lasik, gives you functional vision within 6-12 hours following the ADVANCED LASIK surgery with better technologies, you can expect high definition vision and stability in a much shorter time. 

Sorry for the long intro, So to the point on how I passed for the screening. 

Like I said, It would take atleast 3 hours. You first write your basic and health related information. Then wait for your turn. They have 2 testing sites one in an open lighted area and the other one is the dark room. 

TIP: The center is kinda cold, I suggest to bring a JACKET. 

First stop is at the OPEN AREA, they check your vision and eye pressure using from one machine to the other. Then  next at the DARK ROOM, different machines were used  to test your vision. I can’t explain specifically each machine but you’ll be hopping from one machine to the other in a jiffy. 

Then you wait again, The 3rd test, is about reading from afar by covering one eye – During my time it was about finding the open part of a circle. The Circle starts as BIG then becomes small. Then you do the test all over again this time with grade. Then they also check for any color blindness

After that, every 5 minutes for 3 times my eyes were given dilating drops. It made my eyes blurry and sensitive to light, Thank goodness I brought shades. So I have to wait for an hour for my results.

TIP: They have a nearby Starbucks and Jollibee. 

After an hour, I talked to Doctor and he said I PASSED. Yay! I was a bit worried because my dad did not passed  his  lasik screen test abroad and we have almost the same grade but his is a bit higher. Mine is 2.5 something and his is 3. something, I think. I’ll be sharing my actual results maybe on my next post. 

So SHINAGAWA, had an ongoing promo for October 68k instead of 140K which is the original price. This promo entitles to BDO CREDIT CARD HOLDERS, 12 Months to pay and 0% INTEREST. 

Wish me all the best on my upcoming procedure, I know I am in good hands and I will be blogging about it after 🙂 

Stay tune for their upcoming possible promos and they don’t only specialize in lasik but also dentistry and other aesthetics as well. LIKE them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/ShinagawaLasikCenter/ and FOLLOW them on instagram @SHINAGAWACLINIC

You can inquire at http://shinagawa.ph/contact-us/

They have 2 locations, one in MAKATI (main)  and the other one in ORTIGAS (This area is more convenient for me and in terms of going there, I was able to book by grab car)

Makati Branch
info@shinagawa.ph
(+632) 491 0000 | (+63) 917 572 4684
Mezzanine, Tower 2, The Enterprise Center, 6766 Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Ortigas Branch
info@shinagawa-ortigas.ph
(+632) 368 5240 | (+63) 917 828 1955
21st Floor, Hanston Square Bldg.,#17 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605 Philippines                        You may contact Rhonnie,  at 0917 713 5320 (Mention my name / blog) 

To my readers, a little favor if they ask how you got to know about the lasik procedure kindly mention my blog and feel free to share this post 🙂 

Get Instant White Teeth at The Smile Bar PH

When I got into my 20s I realized how important it was to take care of my teeth. Before back in college I would fall asleep while studying and sometimes forgetting to brush my teeth. Sounds gross but that’s reality I am not the only one who does it but I do brush my teeth in the morning definitely FYI. I gained cavities (How sad) but then I had my dental fillings in order for my cavities not to get worst. Then I have committed myself to MOUTH CARE ever since. I tried all the whitening toothpaste, mouthwash and gels you can buy in the market, it just prevents it from becoming darker (yellow) and you’ll see the result but it takes time.

Having a set of pearly whites really boost confidence, you know what I mean? 

Finally Hong Kong’s The Smile Bar is here in the Philippines! Now here is my personal experience trying out their TRIPLE WHITENING service.

Here is a link of the FAQS about THE SMILE BAR (This is my previous blogpost if you want a backstory, proper introduction, services, price list and common inquiries)  http://www.krishgeek.com/smile-bar-now-here-in-the-philippines/

  1. They make you fill out a form just basic and health – related questions. You get to meet your SMILE TENDER who will explain and perform the procedure. My smile tender was Ate Milky! The customer will be the one choosing their preferred service. 
  • Single Whitening (1 x 20 minutes at PHP2,999) 
  • Double Whitening (2 x 20 minutes, PHP4,999),
  • Triple Whitening (3 x 20 minutes at PHP6,499)
  • Year Whitening (12 x 20 minutes at PHP24,999)

It may be a bit pricey but its worth it, when it comes to the treatments. 

“The problem with home whitening kits is that they are never a sure thing. Some are cheap, some are expensive. Some claim to be natural, while others come with toxicity warnings. You can never tell where you stand with these at-home trays and LED lights” – THE SMILE BAR

Before treatment

PRE – TEETH ASSESSMENT is done, so you will know what shade or how yellow your teeth is. Mine is in the MIDDLE of it all SHADE 20 (They determine the shade by following after the 2 front teeth) . When it comes to the results, your teeth will naturally whiten by 2- 9 shades. Results may last up to 6 months depending on your lifestyle. 

02. Preparation before treatment:

  • Mouthwash first, using BRILLANT SMILE WHITENING EVO MOUTH RINSE 
  • Brushing of teeth using BRILLANT SMILE WHITENINGEVO TOOTHPASTE and ofcourse a special toothbrush imported from Sweden – which you can bring home after.

03. Start of the  Whitening treatment, My treatment is the TRIPLE WHITENING. They made me sit in the EGG CHAIR or POD (You can adjust the seat till you feel comfortable) and they asked if I wanted headphones and an iPad. The headphones are the brand, BOSE, so definitely high definition surround sound and in the iPad they have the Safari and Spotify applications while you’re at it. 

  • First, the use of the DENTAL CLEANSER with the use of your pointer finger they will place the dental cleanser (It’s like a glove for your finger) and then you apply on the top coat of your teeth. – HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE but it’s SANITARY 
  • The Smile tender will prepare the mouth piece and application of the WHITENING GEL
  • Whitening gel
  • The WHITENING GEL will be activated by the LED plasma light (FREE OF UV and prevents Cancer)
  • Since it’s TRIPLE WHITENING, it means 3 sessions (20 minutes each) and then every session is about to end the LED will make a sound saying that’s it’s done. The light will turn off then you head back to the washroom where you have to rinse and with the use of your toothbrush to brush of the excess gel. 
  • During the session, it is NORMAL at first that you may feel a little TINGLE and you can swallow your saliva. 
  • After 1 session (SINGLE)

    After 2nd session (DOUBLE)

04. When it’s all done, after the last rinse you head over back to the teeth assessment area and check how many shades your teeth have become. So mine after 3 sessions, 8 shades lighter. 

*Click photo*

As part of your aftercare, they have recommendations for the next 72 hours after treatment:

  • Avoid strongly colored drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, soda
  • Avoid food that cause stains such as chocolate, and those with food coloring
  • Avoid acidic food such as tomatoes, vinegar, soy, citrus, and chili sauce as these cause tooth hypersensitivity
  • Avoid smoking
  • Do a fluoride rinse twice a day to rebuild enamel and fill any microscopic cavities

05. If you get the NANO SEAL TOTAL additional PHP 1299. They are gonna apply in on the teeth and leave in on for 1-2 minutes and you are all good. The purpose of the nano seal it allows to keep your usual lifestyle without any impact. So right after you don’t have to worry about avoiding the following food indicated at #4, YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK WHATEVER. It’s may be pricey but the perks that come with it. 

Then Application of VITAMIN SWAB, for the gums. They’ll give you 2 sticks, one you can use after and one before going to bed when you get home. If sensitivity occurs from the first swab don’t apply the second before bed. It looks like a qtip or cotton buds then you break the seal with a mark, the fluid will go to the other end of the bud and apply in on your gums above and below your teeth – NOT the gums under (heading to the tonsils)

It is advised to DRINK WATER after. 

PRODUCTS in order to maintain your pearly whites (OPTIONAL but recommended) 

BRILLANT SMILE:WHITENING EVO

  • MOUTH RINSE (250 ML) PHP 999.00
  • TOOTHPASTE (65 ML) PHP 849.00
  • TOOTHPASTE (20 ML) PHP 649.00
  • GIFT BAG 3 PRODUCTS PHP 1999.00 

For products: http://www.the-smile-bar.ph/products

How do I book an appointment?

You may book your appointment online by visiting http://www.the-smile-bar.ph/book

Visit their main site  http://www.the-smile-bar.ph

You may also contact  by phone through these numbers: (0917) 148 5659 or (02) 541 2853

They accept walk-ins should there be any available slots. The treatment salon can be found at: 2nd Floor, Cluster 2, Uptown Parade, BGC, Taguig City (Above DENNY’S DINER) 

Social Media Pages: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesmilebarph/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesmilebarph/

 

 

 

In Line with Chinese New Year, Vivo launched CNY Photo Contest

To celebrate the Chinese New Year this 2018, Vivo launched a special photo contest but first involving a few well-known lifestyle bloggers for a first taste. Held last February 3 and 4 at Binondo in Manila, Vivo invited 18 lifestyle bloggers forn eventful photowalk around the oldest China town in the world. Bloggers were asked to capture photos that embody the Chinese culture may it be the food, the ambiance, the traditional lucky ornaments, or Binondo’s old charm as a whole.  Bloggers enjoyed taking photos with their Vivo smartphone because of its known first-rate features: the 24MP front camera for perfect CNY celebration selfies complemented by the camera’s HDR mode for stunning images with dramatic shadowing and highlights and the portrait bokeh for added aesthetics. The professional mode, which mimics the manual mode of DSLR cameras, allows users to adjust the exposure, white balance, ISO, and focus mode creating creative photos. Vivo’s signature Face Beauty spec ensures that anyone’s selfie game is flawless with its natural face enhancements. The Ultra HD mode takes hi-resolution photos at 9216×6192 (64MP), allowing for shots with very clear details. Lastly, bloggers were able to come together for a good group shot with the Groufie technology which boasts of a panorama-panning effect for big group shots without leaving anyone out.

The two-day Binondo photowalk with the bloggers was a special promotional event to get the bloggers’ followers to join Vivo’s Chinese New Year (CNY) Photo Contest where a participant needs to take the best Chinese New Year-inspired photos and upload them in their Instagram account for a chance to win a brand-new Vivo V7+.

The bloggers’ photowalk for Vivo’s CNY Photo Contest proved to be a success as entries numbering to more than 200 have been uploaded on Instagram by February 14.  Out of all the entries, the top four best creative photos were chosen by the participating lifestyle bloggers with one winner announced during the Chinese New Year celebrations last February 16 at the Lucky Chinatown Mall. At the event, Vivo showcased the Chinese New Year-inspired photos in a special photowall. Vivo’s official mascot Little V entertained the crowd with a dance rendition of the hit song 24k. Later, Vivo awarded the Chinese New Year Photo Contest winner Angela Palacio for her photo of her Vivo V5 capturing an illuminated stretch of red Chinese lanterns.

 

CNY Winner Angela Palacio

The lifestyle bloggers who joined the Vivo CNY Photowalk were: (February 3) Ana Gonzales, Rhea Gonzales, Katt Valdez, Myke Soon, Ryan San Juan, Cristelle Torres, John Bueno, Paul Chuapoco, and Yuki Tansengco; (February 4) Ed Uy, Jeman Villanueva, Justin Montas, Jerhwin Hernandez, Nikole Maturan, Anthony Neilson, Collen Vidal, Louie Denver, and Slyve Sy. Vivo influencers also helped promote the CNY Photo Contest through their Instagram accounts: KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde, Darren Espanto, Joyce Pring, Tony Labrusca, and Sassa Dagdag.

 

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil ) accounts.

 

The Styling Room is open until Feb.18. #IamSMWoman #SMWomanStylingRoom #FashionForEveryWoman

Since it’s the month of February, FEB-IBIG is just around the corner. Forgive me by sounding cheesy.

Whether you’re in a relationship or not, you always have to look your best! You never know you may get that unexpected date and you have no idea what to wear. No fret! SM WOMAN got you covered, at the ground floor of SM Makati (In front of H&M Man) – a one stop shop of curated pieces selected by a stylist. All you have to do is just try it in their  RED STYLING room and your good to go on whatever date you have this valentine week. Don’t forget to take a snap and use the #IAMSMWOMAN & #IAMBEAUTIFUL The pieces are according to trend and set for the valentine week mood. The Styling room will be available till February 18 and don’t feel hesitant to ask while you’re there, You deserve to be treated like a queen 🙂 Enjoy shopping beaut(ies)! 

Hmmm what should I be getting for my Valentine getaway?

 

 

Vivo’s Incredible 2017 Timeline

There was just no stopping Vivo this 2017. The global smartphone brand proved to be the fastest growing in terms of popularity amongst the young and the hip crowd in the Philippines, settling itself on the third spot in the market beyond brands Apple, Huawei, LG, and Asus. To date, Vivo has at least 1.1 million users and 5,200 stores in the Philippines.

But before finding fame in the Philippines in early 2016, Vivo has already been named as one of the top 5 global smartphone brands and observed the highest year-over-year growth of 32% in global shipments. Vivo’s success remains unprecedented with 200 million Vivo global users and 19 overseas markets in 2017.

Vivo announces expansion into more markets (PRNewsfoto/Vivo)

What made Vivo successful?

Vivo cares about its users, pushing the brand to constantly innovate and improve user experience. Vivo maintains six research and development centers and continuously improves their products. In order to ensure its top position in the technology and mobile phone arena, Vivo established a technical partnership and patent sharing with leading telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm.

In an aim to provide its users—mostly the young, selfie-centric generation, Vivo launched the world-leading 24MP front camera—one of the industry’s firsts with a special selfie soft light to cater to constant need to document one’s experiences anytime, anywhere, even in dimly lit environments.

Vivo’s Powerful Selfie-Shooter V7+ (PRNewsfoto/Vivo)

Vivo took Sports marketing seriously in 2017

Vivo signed up NBA superstar Stephen Curry in mid 2017 to represent its equally first-rate brand. Likewise, the big-ticket brand became the official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia which it heavily advertised in the entirety of 2017. In the Philippines, Vivo supported various sports events as co-presenter and sponsor of ABS-CBN NBA Philippines Season 2016 and 2017 and Season 2017 and 2018 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball and UAAP Men’s Basketball Season 80.

Curry video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMiOo9od0a0&feature=youtu.be

Entertainment, lifestyle, and fashion were a spotlight for Vivo in 2017

Vivo’s entrance into the entertainment, lifestyle, and fashion scene were quite eventful in 2017. During the grand launch of the Vivo V7+, the biggest celebrities were formally introduced as the ambassadors for the brand with Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and Julie Anne San Jose headlining the roster of these star influencers. All in all, Vivo Philippines launched 25 local brand endorsers: Maymay Entrata, BOYBANDPH, Kisses Delavin, Chienna Filomeno, Darren Espanto, Tony Labrusca, Inigo Pascual, Ashley Rivera, Barbie Forteza, Maris Racal, Kira Balinger, Loisa Andalio, Paul Salas, KZ Tandingan, Andrea Brillantes, TJ Monterde, Sassa Dagdag, McCoy, De Leon, Sue Ramirez, Verniece Enciso, Joyce Pring, and Jason Dy.

Vivo also served as co-presenter of the 2018 Mega Fashion Week Spring Summer with their brand influencers Kathryn Bernardo and Kisses Delavin headlining the stylish event.

In order to reach out to more of the younger populace, Vivo mall and school tours were also in abundance with 59 mall tours nationwide featuring the Vivo brand influencers and 19 school tours in various colleges and universities in and out of Manila featuring the best bands and music artists.

Vivo helps, heals, and cares

In December 2017, Vivo launched a touching tribute video for the freedom fighters of Marawi which garnered a total of 2.2 million views on the official Vivo Philippines Facebook page and 91,000 interactions. To follow through with their gratitude for the selfless heroism of the soldiers, Vivo paid tribute by way of a pre-Christmas CSR activity at the AFP Hospital. Vivo Philippines volunteers and Vivo brand influencers dropped by to spend time with the wounded soldiers of Marawi to give moral support. The Vivo group offered simple tokens and a bit of entertainment to the delight of the soldiers and their families.

GlamCon MNL 2018 Celebrates Beauty in all Forms, Shapes, Sizes, Gender and Colors

The community that is believes that everyone has his and her very own version of beauty that is worth celebrating – and GLAMCON MNL 2018 wants to do just that! The first-ever beauty convention in the Philippines of its kind brings together makeup, skin care, hair care and nail care at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premiere on January 21, 2018.


#everyBEAUTIFULbody

The world we live in is so beautiful, it deserves to be lauded in the most fabulous way possible. Here in Manila, we acknowledge how each and every individual has their own brand of beauty from deep within their souls, just waiting to be given the chance to come out, kick up their heels and dance.

Glamcon MNL aims to be all this and more. A venue for diversity, self-expression, individuality, body positivity, loads of learning, and tons of loving, this event is a gathering for the community that embraces means of empowering individuals of all ages and from different walks of life through the power of makeup and the art of fabulousness.

As advocates of confidence in cosmetics and beauty of all kinds and forms, Glamcon MNL will be hosting the #NoFilter Panel Talks, discussions about improving the way you look beyond what is skin deep. Participating in these discussions are Dana and Stacey Gutierrez of Plump.ph who will be schooling

attendees on how to appreciate themselves completely through body positivity and breaking beauty stereotypes.

Biggest Beauty Party in Manila

With more than 2000 expected Glamcon-goers, SMX Aura is sure to be filled with gorgeous, glamorous people. Glamcon MNL is a gathering of talented people, amazing local and international beauty brands, makeup junkies, beauty bloggers and vloggers, beauty advocates, and more.

Joining the party this year are some of the country’s favorite beauty vloggers today, including Nina Rayos (Oeuvretrends), Joyce Sola (Candyartlove), Bing Castro, Kris Lumagui, Raiza Contawi, Jessica Godinez, Kristine Roces (Real Asian Beauty), Isha Borromeo, Ana Victorino, Anne Clutz, and Michelle Dy.

Celebrating Community and Togetherness

The GlamCon MNL social media pages serve as a haven for all makeup junkies and beauty lovers to learn and share their experiences. This new online community found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram aims to help confused Filipinos and Filipinas with their beauty choices. It’s the very first community in the country of its kind that is open to just about anyone who wants to feel confidently beautiful.

GlamCon MNL online will help you get ready for the busy week through:

#MotivationMonday by sharing empowering quotes from beauty icons in the local and international scene,

#BeautyTipsTuesdays where Members can share their ultimate make up, skin, hair, or nail hacks, and

#GlamTBT for a look-back on fun beauty and makeup trends from the past that have impacted how we see beauty today.

Glamcon also gives amazingly glam people a chance to share their #GlamStory to the world! Every week, the Glamcon team chooses a truly beautiful person who can be an inspiration to other members of the community through #GlamPeopleofMNL Everyone is welcome to tell their tale! All they have to do is write 2-5 sentences about their beauty and makeup journey and send it to the GlamCon team via private or direct messaging.

Glamcon MNL also presents the opportunity for individuals who advocate beauty to meet offline through its event. Next year, GlamCon will be holding the first-ever convention of its kind where individuals gather together meet each other. You can get a chance to meet beauty icons, have access to the top beauty brands in the country, and learn from the experts through several programs prepared all for the sake of beauty and empowerment.

Everyone is invited to join the community. Help empower others and get ready to glam!

The online GlamCon MNL community is available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram .

For tickets: http://glamconmnl.com/tickets/

What to Expect at GLAMCON MNL 2018!

The Glamcon MNL community celebrates beauty made even better through the power of makeup. Makeup and beauty enthusiasts are all invited to attend the biggest beauty party of 2018, ​Glamcon MNL 2018 to be held at the ​SMX Convention Center Aura ​on ​January 21, 2018​.

#ExploreTheWorldofMakeup

We all know that beauty is found within, but a little lipstick and a swipe of mascara never hurt anyone!

Despite the many advances of society, wearing makeup remain as something a person turns to when trying to hide their imperfections. Though this is a big part of the reason why people wear makeup, we must also remember that makeup is used to bring out our best assets!

Glamcon MNL believes that there is no shame in putting on makeup. It is an art and a form of expression of one’s creativity. Anyone rocking a sharp wing liner or a natural looking drunk blush is just as beautiful as their barefaced self.

Moreover, Glamcon MNL wants to remind every Filipina —and Filipino, that there are no rules in wearing makeup, so feel free to explore and experiment with colors, shapes, and contour shades.

It does not matter whether you prefer a no-makeup makeup look or a full on glam wear your look loud and proud!

The Makeup Lounge Styluxe Salon​and ​PaintboxArtistry ​have partnered with Glamcon MNL 2018 to give premium ticket holders a real treat: free hair and makeup makeover! Our premium makeup lounge is a haven of transformation for Queen and Diva ticket holders, Glamcon goers who want to look their best at Manila’s biggest beauty party.

The #GlamGala Stage

Aside from the opportunity to interact with the biggest and brightest stars of the beauty industry, Glamcon goers are in for a treat all thanks to the makeup gurus strut their stuff on the Glam Gala stage!

Learn about building your very own makeup kit from ​Ana Victorino​ in her ​Makeup 101​ talk.

Jessica Godinez​, together with ​Ciracle ​will be making sure that Glamcon goers know how to take good care of their skin during the ​Daily Skincare Routine​ segment.

Raiza Contawi ​will be combining fashion and makeup as she teaches us how to use makeup to complement our clothes in the​ Color Wheel ​segment.

Micah Munoz, Ronan Domingo, James Burn and a few more of our favorite boy friends, together with ​Cosrx​, are going to lead the Men’s Skincare segment. Plump.ph Stacy and Dana Guttierez ​will show us that beauty knows no shape or size during their panel talk, ​Beauty on Our Terms​.


Ning Tadena will be teaching Glamcon goers life hacks into becoming the best they can in Mindset Makeover: Unlock the Diva​.

Isha Borromeo, Joyce Sola, Bing Castro, Kristine Roces, Kris Lumagui, and Nina Rayos will be leading the ​Power of Makeup panel talk​.

Host ​Say Tioco will make sure that the fun never stops through games in between each segment.

Riot Logic, Bea Lorenzo, Leanne and Naara, Coeli, Haru ​and ​Ysanygo will also be present to serenade Glamcon goers.

#GlamSchool

Glamcon goers are set to learn from the best as the Glam Gurus teach them some of their very own tips and tricks in glamming it up with makeup. The #GlamSchool is especially created to serve as a one-day makeup boot camp for everyone who wants to amp up their makeup game.

Ning Tadena will be showing everyone how to achieve that natural looking no-makeup look every girl needs to learn in the​ ​Bare Necessities​ ​segment. Experience the magic of contour and highlight with ​Paintbox Artistry at the ​Makeup Plus segment.

Show off your proud morena skin in the ​Bronzed Babe​ ​tutorial with ​Paprika Cosmetics​.

Learn all the eye makeup essentials from brows, to eyeliner,​to blending your eyeshadow in the All About Eyes​ ​segment with ​Michelle Dy​. Stand out from the crowd with​ Hollywood Starlet ​makeup tutorial again with​ Paintbox Artistry​. Show of your sexy side with the ​Valentine Vixen​ tutorial and strut your glam self with the​Boss Lady​ ​tutorial to be led by ​Anne Clutz​.

Did anyone say makeup and beauty goodies?

Glamcon MNL 2018 goers won’t be leaving the gathering empty handed as leading makeup, skin, hair, and nail care brands join Manila’s biggest beauty party.

Get top-notch makeovers from Styluxe Salon & Makeup Studio.​Add more colors to your look with ​Paprika Cosmetics​’ beautiful eye shadows. ​Salon Vitales hair and makeup experts are going to make sure everyone is looking glam. While local skin care brand iWhite is sure to bring the best​ ​skincare products for the beautiful Filipina skin.

EssLiv will make sure that Glamcon MNL goers get only the best skincare products by bringing one of Korea’s top skin care brand, ​Ciracle​. ​Makeup Revolution will also make sure that our makeup looks are a hundred percent on point.

VMV Hypoallergenics is going to bring high-quality skincare products for all skin types. Meanwhile, the ​Skincare Curator ​will be bringing ​Cosrx ​and ​Neogen ​to the (makeup) table.

Colourette Cosmetics will be showering participants with their fabulous lipstick shades.​Inglot will also be making sure that attendees go home with something that would make them look on point

For tickets: http://glamconmnl.com/tickets/

KLOOK TRAVEL: 50 PESO DOBLE PANALO DEAL!

 For every P50 purchase of a Doble Panalo Deal, get (1) an ‘extra 10% off any Klook activity’ coupon code and (2) a raffle entry to win weekly prizes of Klook credits and grand prizes of an all-expense paid trips for 2 to either HK, SG, TW filled with Klook activities.

Promo code : Extra 10% off any Klook activity using a unique coupon code; Maximum Discount of P750

Grand Prize [Announcement: January 26, 2018 via Klook FB Live]
3 lucky winners of a 3D2N All-expense paid trip for 2 to HK, SG, TW filled with Klook activities.

Weekly Prizes [Announcement: Every friday via Klook FB Post]
5 lucky winners of P2,000 worth of Klook credits every week

Click here and head over to klook: https://www.klook.com/promo/ph-doblepanalo

It’s Definitely Christmas at Royce!

The premiere leisure and entertainment destination at the heart of Central Luzon has a holiday full of surprises for you and your family this season. The merriest time of the year comes alive at Royce Hotel and Casino through mouthwatering feasts, simply elegant accommodations, a host of special events, and wonderful opportunities for winning experiences. Here are just some of the best reasons why Royce is a fantastic place to celebrate the Christmas cheer. 

#1 Great feasts never stop. Royce is home to culinary hubs with cuisines that are sure to excite your taste buds – all of them offering special holiday fare. The delicious food and refreshments start at the Empire Bar and Lounge, with its Appetizer Platter and a carafe of its Yuletide Blend drink at just PHP 980.00. Those looking for Korean delicacies to share with friends can head to Café Majestic with their Samgyupsal Platter and four (4) bottles of Soju for just PHP 1,100.00. Traditional yuletide offerings are available at The Lounge. Your loved ones can share set meals that start at PHP 2,088.00. They can even enjoy brunch buffets every Sunday and special buffets for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the New Year. The Lounge is also the best place at Royce to get delicious yuletide desserts.

#2 You can enjoy simple elegance with their great deals! Your holiday stays are sure to be merry with Royce’s great deals on your room or suite rates. Every successful booking also includes complimentary breakfasts, sweet holiday treats such as Peppermint Lattes, Christmas Pastries, and even in-room Body Treatments for two (2) guests. Overnight stays for two (2) for the Executive King or Twin Room starts at just PHP 7,880.00 per night while stays at the Executive Suite begins at PHP 9,880.00 per night.

#3 Holidays at Royce are wonderful winning experiences.  Royce rewards members who play at the gaming area earn points that they can use to get raffle tickets for Double Treat 2017. Its Grand Draw is on the 30th of December, right before the New Year festivities. Lucky members who join the raffle can win up to PHP 15 Million Pesos in Cash and Prizes or new cars such as the 2017 Toyota Prius or 2017 Land Cruiser 200. Those who want to groove to great performances can join Royce in their Countdown to 2018 party featuring guests such as Bamboo, The O Bar Girls, and the DJs Banghous3.

 

Take your loved ones to Royce this December and give them the perfect Christmas experience that they truly deserve.  To learn more about Royce and other promos, simply visit https://www.facebook.com/royceclarkph/ or subscribe to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/royceclarkph/

Finally a Vivo Service Center in Quezon City

Vivo opened its newest service center last December 15 at the SM City North EDSA. Vivo, which was first introduced in the Philippines in March 2016 has proven itself to be one of the fastest phone brands to gain popularity in the country with now 1.1 million Filipino users. In less than two years, Vivo is able to establish itself as the Philippines’ third top smartphone brand with 11 service centers around the country in total with 10 more center expected to open in 2018.


Vivo unveils newest service center at SM North EDSA

Vivo provides topnotch after-service store environment for its clients. To know more about and to get a first-hand experience of Vivo phone products, you may visit any of the Vivo service centers below:

About Vivo

A young global smartphone brand focusing on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops dynamic and stylish products for passionate young people. Vivo makes stylish smartphones with cutting-edge technology accessible to young people and professionals around the world. We now have close to two hundred million users to date and is one of the preferred brands of young people around the world.

 

According to Counterpoint’s latest research, Vivo was the fifth largest smartphone brand globally in 3Q 2017, capturing a market share of 7.1%. Out of the top 5, Vivo observed the highest year-over-year growth of 32% in global shipments.

 

Get the Planner of your Dreams this Holiday with Seattle’s Best Coffee Dream Journal 2018

Happy Holidays! Time for that holiday planner you always dream of! Definitely into the #SBCDreamJournal2018 comes with a pocket, pencil, post cards, coupons, I personally love the loose sheets for your SAVE THE DATES! Collect 18 stickers (10 on regular drinks and 8 on holiday drinks). Comes in grey, orange, blue & red and you have only till Jan 18, 2018! deets on the blog in a bit! 🎄🎄🎄#InspireYourYear #CreateYour2018

Here is a sneak peek of #SBCDreamJournal2018 (Instagram: @krishcatapang)

As 2017 ends, we set bigger and grander expectations for 2018 – we look for ways to get creative in inspiring ourselves for the coming year.

 

For most, the answer is a new journal that allows them to squeeze out their creative juices.

 

The 2018 Dream Journal has been a Christmas tradition in Seattle’s Best Coffee for many years but what makes this the best one yet is how the 2018 Dream Journal was redesigned to journey with you as you create and experience your grandest year to date.

Seattle’s Best Coffee encourages you to inspire and create your own 2018 through the Dream Journal. The SBC Dream Journal features 12 of the best entries from a photography competition held by SBC in partnership with the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, and YKL ColorFujifilm.

Launched last November 11, 2017 in a photography exhibit hosted by SBC at the BGC Arts Center, SBC delighted in showcasing various works of the members of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. The Tuloy sa Don Bosco Choir serenaded the crowd with their soulful performances too.

Best of all, you just need 18 stickers to get your very own 2018 Dream Journal and you get to choose among four colors – black, red, blue, and orange!

So, what else are you waiting for? Head to the nearest SBC branch to collect your stickers and try their delicious Javakulas!

For more updates, follow SBC’s Facebook page fb.com/seattlesbestcoffeephilippines, IG page @seattlesbestph and their website seattlesbest.com.ph

Photo above: The Tuloy sa Don Bosco Choir serenading the crowd with their soulful performance.

Photo above: The exhibit of photos taken by members of the FPPF

Photo above: The members of the FPFF posing for a photo with their 2018 Dream Journals.

 

 

In the Spirit of Christmas, Vivo Gives Back and Pays Tribute to Marawi Soldiers

Vivo Philippines, in the true spirit of a Filipino Christmas, decides to give back to the heroic deeds of the soldiers who fought in Marawi by spending the afternoon with them last December 17 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Hospital in V. Luna, Quezon City.

Vivo Philippines give honor to the Marawi soldiers at a special outreach affair at the AFP hospital.In the picture are Vivo Philippines employees with Hazel Bascon, Vivo Philippines Vice President and Head of Sales

The special outreach affair was attended to by Vivo employee-volunteers who interacted with the 150 soldiers and their families and entertained them with song and dance performances. The brand’s celebrity influencers were also in attendance to give joy and encouragement to the Marawi freedom fighters. KZ Tandingan, Darren Espanto, Jason Dy, and Kisses Delavin also shared their talent in one afternoon of gratitude-giving, to the delight of the soldiers and their families.

Vivo brand local endorsers, KZ Tandinga (right) and Jason Dy (left) helping to prepare the gift baskets for the troops

Vivo brand local endorser, Darren Espanto sharing Christmas joys with an injured Marawi solider

Vivo Family spreading Christmas cheer and making wishes come true

 

Vivo brand local endorser, Jason Dy performing his dedicated song to the troops

 

Kisses Delavin, Vivo brand local endorser smiles as she meets a Marawi soldier

Vivo brand local endorser KZ Tandingan listens to a Marawi soldier’s story

 

Soldiers starting off the program with a ceremonial singing of the Philippine national anthem.

Brand Director for Vivo Philippines Annie Lim, who was also present at the affair, shared her respect for these courageous soliders. “The soldiers who fought in Marawi are more than heroes–they are also fathers, sons, brothers, friends who placed their life on the line in the name of things that matter most to every Filipino: togetherness that goes beyond religion and love that knows no boundaries.” she said.

Vivo Philippine presenting a cheque worth Php 100,000 for the rehabilitation and recovery of the soldiers

From left to right: Erin Valera (host), Jason Dy (Vivo Endorser), KZ Tandingan (Vivo Endorser), Darren Espanto (Vivo Endorser), Lt. Srgnt (AFP Medical Center rep.), Hazel Bascon (Vivo VP  and Head of Sales) and Neri Choy (HR Director)

Vivo Philippines also just recently came out with a heartwarming Christmas video on the plight of a soldier who fought in Marawi and his family. Vivo, by way of the special Christmas video, shares and celebrates what a truly meaningful Christmas is for Filipinos. Family, togetherness, empathy, and the spirit of giving make a Filipino Christmas like no one else in the world.


Link to Vivo Christmas video: https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil/videos/525331654510639/?id=296173570575105&brand_redir=296173570575105

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.