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/

 

 

 

Custom Brows by BrowHaus

What comes oddly satisfying is a clean set and on fleek eyebrows. The saying goes “kilay is life”.

I always had bushy and thick eyebrows growing up and threading has become a forever regular routine. I always get mine regularly clean every 2 weeks. If it goes bushy they have to shape it. That’s how important it is for me to get my eyebrows groom all the time.

Setting foot at BrowHaus, is also an experience. I never experienced threading ever that painful and you’re sitting comfortably – very laidback. The browarchitects especially have really light hands “magaan ang kamay”.  At browhaus, they call it “brow construction” with basic brow shaping. For the classic P698 and modern tweezing P698. You get what you pay for. Yes it is pricey compared to others because of the state of the art equipment they use and they are all about function and style. 

 Besides threading they offer LASH AND BROW CARE, COSMETICS (You should try their HD lengthening mascara P998, precision eyeliner in black P798 & brown P750, brow definer P900 and oil base erase makeup remover p900)  and other services like EYE DEINE & LIP DEFINE.

But then there is more you could do to your brows, if you feel that your brows deserve more why not try “BROW RESURRECTION”. It is a natural semi-permanent eyebrow enhancement solution. Bringing your lifeless brows to life!

Brow Resurrection creates realistic hair strands from root to tip to give you perfect brows! Unique only to Browhaus, this treatment uses an advance embroidery technique to create natural-looking strokes, resulting in a finer finish compared to other semi-permanent brow treatments that simply weave in parallel hair strands.

It comes in CLASSIC, FULL AND OMBRE.

CLASSIC (P42, 800) realistic and long lasting strands giving it a bold and refined look. It has a downtime of approximately 7 days. Touch up until 12 months (P7500)

FULL (P72,000) Life like feathery strokes for a full look. It has a downtime of approximately 7 days. Touch ups until 18 months (P9800).

OMBRE (P80, 000) is a combination of the 2 with more of a gradient base and I’ve seen it myself it’s like you have highlights. Same downtime of approximately 7 days. Touch ups until 18 months (P9800).

These 3 all have after care treatment called AFTER CARE CAMERA KIT.

Here are commonly asked questions:

How painless is BR?

We go that extra mile to ensure a comfortable experience from start to finish. To minimise discomfort, the therapist will apply a superior numbing cream to the treatment area. Nine out of 10 customers feedback that they don’t experience any discomfort and for those who do, the discomfort is #NoBigDeal and likened to eyebrow tweezing.

How long is the treatment duration?

The entire procedure takes 90 minutes for Brow Resurrection Classic, Soft and Full and 120 minutes for Brow Resurrection Ombre to complete, consisting of consultation and the treatment itself.

Are there any after effects?

After treatment effects varies with every individual. Post-treatment, there might be slight swelling and tenderness on the treated area. Don’t immediately freak out if you think the colour of your brows are too dark after the treatment – the colour is meant to fade over the next 6 to 10 days, leaving you with the desired shade that you initially agreed on with your therapist.

 

BRANCHES IN MANILA :

2F Serendra Bonifacio High St. Bonifacio Global City Taguig
Store Hours:
Sun-Thurs: 11AM to 9PM
Fri-Sat: 11AM to 10PM
T: +632 9010597
M: +63 917 5771352

4F Greenbelt 5 Phase 2 Legaspi Street, Ayala Center Makati
Store Hours:
Sun-Thurs: 11AM to 9PM
Fri-Sat: 11AM to 10PM
T: + 632 5013998

Browhaus Lucky Chinatown
Fs 417& 418 Lucky Chinatown,
Reina Regente St. cor Dela Reina St.,
Binondo, Manila
0917-871-1748
254-2716
Operating Hours : 
Sunday to Saturday
10am to 10pm

Browhaus Abreeza – Davao                                                                                                                                                             3W, 3rd floor, Abreeza Corporate center, J P Laurel, Bajada, Davao city                                                                                     0917-8712033 / 082-327-0038                                                                                                                                                    Operating Hours : Sunday to Saturday 10am to 9pm

Browhaus Mega Fashion Hall                                                                                                                                                            Unit 501-505 Building D                                                                                                                                                               Mega Fashion Hall SM Megamall                                                                                                                                            EDSA cor Julio Vargas St. Mandaluyon City                                                                                                                                      0917 8477929                                                                                                                                                                                       Operating Hours : Sunday to Saturday                                                                                                                                    10am to 10pm

Browhaus Powerplant Mall                                                                                                                                                              P1 Level Powerplant Mall                                                                                                                                                          Rockwell Center Brgy Poblacion Makati City                                                                                                                                8053633 /  09176598351

 

 

 

 

 

 

LG GIFTS THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES WITH THE WORLD’S #1 OLED TV

On its 30th anniversary, LG Philippines salutes the National Museum of the Philippines and its new National Museum of Natural History, and celebrates one of the world’s richest marine ecosystems.

To further its CSR thrust of promoting education, LG Philippines, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, has made a large donation in-kind to the National Museum of the Philippines, both in acknowledgement of its valuable work and to celebrate its newly opened National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Rizal Park. LG is hoping to promote a more holistic and interactive experience for visitors by donating one 65-inch OLED TV (E8), one 55-inch OLED TV (C8) and one 55-inch UHD TV to the premier public museum institution of the country. 

As part of the donation, LG also commissioned underwater conservationist director/photographer Noel Guevara to create a short video that showcases the richness and beauty of underwater life in the Philippines, said to be the epicenter of marine biodiversity on earth. The video, shot off Balicasag Island in Panglao, Bohol features colorful reefs, tropical fish of all sizes and turtle residence. 

“As an underwater photographer and in this case, videographer, I am one of the many visual ambassadors of the sea, whose job is to bring the ocean closer to people’s hearts,” says Guevara. “Balicasag is a beautiful, bountiful dive spot. Showcasing its vibrant marine life in glorious, colorful 4K allows a viewer to take in these sights in more detail and with better appreciation, where the only thing better left to do is to 

“As an underwater photographer and in this case, videographer, I am one of the many visual ambassadors of the sea, whose job is to bring the ocean closer to people’s hearts,” says Guevara. “Balicasag is a beautiful, bountiful dive spot. Showcasing its vibrant marine life in glorious, colorful 4K allows a viewer to take in these sights in more detail and with better appreciation, where the only thing better left to do is to actually dive there.”

Guevara’s video was premiered to media and special friends at the NMNH on the 77-inch LG OLED W8 TV, LG’s newest and most stunning display to date, which showed off the underwater sights of the Bohol Sea to the best advantage. Marrying best-in-class picture quality with a mind-blowing “wallpaper” design (the display measures a paper-thin 0.23 inches), the W8 represents the height of TV technology, flaunting true-to-life picture quality and cinema-quality Dolby Atmos sound. This newly launched model is also equipped with LG’s new Alpha α9 intelligent processor, which has the ability to create the clearest and most detailed pictures with realistic color and ultra-fast response times.

Jeremy Barns, director of the National Museum of the Philippines, expressed his profound gratitude for the TVs and commissioned video, “We are very thankful to LG for their generous donation to the National Museum and for their enthusiastic support of our new National Museum of Natural History, which has broken new ground in facilitating far wider public appreciation of the natural wonders of the Philippine archipelago. These cutting-edge, beautifully designed TVs, combined with the work of this institution, will immerse our viewers and provide them with special experiences of the heritage and patrimony of the Filipino people. This video will convey more effectively than ever before the amazing marine experience that Bohol, one of so many extraordinary places in the Philippines, has to offer—short of diving Balicasag Island’s hidden depths themselves.” Barns also added that the video is a very timely complement to the opening later this year of the new National Museum in Bohol, housed at Tagbilaran’s restored and converted former provincial capitol building which was damaged in the 2013 earthquake. The museum director believes that the video should also be prominently featured in the Bohol museum in addition to the NMNH. He went on to say that the video will also feature in all the appropriate public platforms of the National Museum and be recommended to relevant key partner government agencies, including the Department of Education, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Department of Tourism, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

“LG’s goal is to harness the power of beautiful images and modern, innovative technology to fuel and inspire the next generation,” says LG Philippines managing director Mr. Inkwun Heo. “The TVs we are donating to the National Museum can be used both as educational vessels and design inspiration. The LG OLED TVs can integrate perfectly into the interiors of the National Museum in Manila and the other educational centers in their growing network of museums within the country, while the video will give museum visitors moving glimpses of the Philippines’ natural inheritance. We at LG Philippines are very proud to be associated with this great public institution and center of education, science and culture, and all of the work that they carry out for the benefit of the Filipino people and their innumerable friends throughout the world.”

 

The new Jollibee Bistek Burger Steak is a flavorful, savory-sour hit!

MANILA, July 23, 2018 – Craving for the distinctly savory flavors of the Pinoy favorite Bistek Tagalog? Jollibee, the country’s number one fast-food brand, has you covered with its latest offering: the all-new Bistek Burger Steak!

This savory-sour twist to a classic Jollibee favorite evokes all the deliciousness of Bistek Tagalog with the 100% pure beefy goodness of a Burger Steak patty, a generous serving of sauce with just the right sourness, and fried onion toppings. Indulge in the Bistek Burger Steak with a serving of steamed white rice and you’ve got a delightful, Bistek-Sarap, Beefy-Linamnam Ulam that will hit all the right spots.

“Introducing this distinctly Pinoy twist to a classic favorite like Burger Steak is proof of Jollibee’s commitment to continuous product innovations and delivering new flavor profiles aligned with the Filipino palate,” said Mari Aldecoa, Jollibee Marketing Director for Core Products. “Our development team has worked tirelessly to ensure that this new offering packs all the goodness of Bistek, from the 100% beefy-linamnam patty to the savory-sour sauce and onion toppings.”

The Bistek Burger Steak will be available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide starting July 23, 2018 for only PHP 55.00 for the one-piece Solo meal.

 

For more information on Jollibee’s latest products and promos, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook and follow @Jollibee on Instagram and Twitter.

Unlimited PRIME RIBS for a CAUSE #1800PRIME

Hello meat lovers! This is heaven for you guys, unlimited prime ribs and you’re doing this for a great cause. For this special 1-day offer brought to you by DISCOVERY SUITES MANILA, 25 ADB Avenue ORTIGAS CENTER PASIG CITY for P1800, you get to enjoy unlimited prime ribs and sides. What goes best with red meat is wine plus a great view at the 22nd floor, 22 PRIME. 

The unlimited prime ribs will be served according to your preference (medium or well done). The prime ribs are best dipped in their signature sauces: 22 prime steak sauce, mushroom demi glacer, pommery mustard, truffle sauce (fave!), three peppercorn sauce and horseradish cream sauce. It will be served in a buffet setup, you have your salad bar and the shrimp soup is the best appetizer! and sides like, Short rib fried rice, truffle pasta (fave!), mushroom ragout and buttered poach broccoli and asparagus. Watch out for their dessert portion! served with lots of chocolate goodness 🙂 

 

Portion of the proceeds will be going to a selected Aeta community at Capas, Tarlac. This would provide the community clean, potable water, through a water infiltration system. This project is in partnership with WAVES OF WATER PHILIPPINES, a non-profit, non-government organization, and made possible by Alternative Food Corporation and Don Revy Philippines.

 

It is highly recommended that you call and book your slot(s) prior. This event would accommodate for LUNCH and DINNER. You could call 791-6822 or visit https://www.discoverysuites.com/1-800-prime/

Palmolive Expertique Hair Care Line

Palmolive Expertique hair care line brings you salon-beautiful hair everyday. With this line of hair products you can be your own hair expert at your very own home. The struggle is real in maintaining that salon-beautiful hair days after but don’t worry Palmolive Expertique got you covered.

This line comes with shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, anti frizz serum and beautifying oil. What makes this line special that it is infused with Kera-Ceramide Serum.  Hair technology that makes hair nourished and stronger inside and out. Keratin gives the hair strength leaving it smooth and manageable. The Ceramide on the other hand prevents damage and restores shine. You don’t have to spend too much on expensive hair care products and it would be available in all leading supermarkets nationwide near you. 

 

 

 

 

Also that introducing their latest ambassador, the first Filipina to win Asia’s next top model, Maureen Wroblewitz.

“Just like the majority of women out there, I too desire to have salon-beautiful hair everyday, and not just when I’m coming from a shoot or a runway show. With Palmolive EXPERTIQUETM, I am my own hair expert. I am able to take charge of not only my beauty, but my everyday too. With Palmolive EXPERTIQUETM, I can OWN IT.” – Maureen Wroblewitz

The shampoo and conditioner comes in 3 variants: REVITALISTE, SMOOTHIQUE and RESILIENTE. Available in bottles 170 ml (P130.00) and in sachets 12 ml (P6.00).

 

 

REVITALISTE is for NORMAL to DRY HAIR, contains Kera-Ceramide with biotin and hyaluronic. It penetrataes and deeply nourishes hair fibers, enhancing hair’s vitality and natural movement.

 

 

 

 

SMOOTHIQUE (This is Maureen’s personal favorite) this is for FRIZZY HAIR, contains kera-ceramide serum with rare oil complex. It aligns, tames and adds control to frzzy and flyaway hair.

RESILIENTE for DAMAGED HAIR, contains Kera- Ceramide with arginine. It reconstructs and fortifies damaged, over – treated hair.

Impressions: Affordable ofcourse!, It still has that signature Palmolive scent with a kick but fresher scent which leaves your hair really smelling good. Your hair feels light right after and a cool feeling on the scalp. I use a wet brush in combing my hair and I noticed less hair falling off and it’s super smooth with NO tangles at all.

For the hair treatments, you got the INTENSIVE HAIR MASK 180 ml (P195.00), BEAUTIFYING OIL 30 ml (P195.00) AND ANTI-FRIZZ SERUM 70 ml (P250.00).

Impressions: The Intensive hair mask is used after conditioner, I personally use hair mask atleast once or twice in a week, I leave it on for a few minutes especially when I go to the steam room and sauna. For Palmolive Expertique Intensive Hair mask, according to the label you can leave on for 2- 5 minutes then wash it off. For me after washing, this hair mask definitely gives you that cool feeling on the scalp and your hair is so smooth right after. Your hair feels light if that’s what you’re going for.

The anti -frizz serum, comes in a spray bottle and I since I don’t have frizzy hair, I just hit the ends of my hair then distribute evenly since it prevents fly away hair. This is applied on towel-dried hair. 

For the beautifying oil, 1-2 pumps is enough rub it first, apply to your roots and massage till the end of the hair. Don’t apply too much. and its better to apply it if you took a bath then your hair let it dry(t towel dried hair) then apply the oil. I wouldn’t suggest if you haven’t taken a shower, it makes the hair really oily,

This Rainy Season, Start Fresh with Seattle’s Best Coffee

A great take on coffee + art together can turn out to be great and fun! Who doesn’t love coffee and art.

Anina Rubio creates stellar art pieces, you can see her work around BGC. Her style is modern and fresh just like SBC. She demonstrated her latest art project which is the  highlight of SBC Highstreet’s glass window.  Giving it a fresh take  and her personal touch because she loves her coffee in the morning. 

“I’m very much inspired by nature. You can see it in 98 percent of my artworks. This mural is very personal because I start my day with a shot of espresso or an Iced Americano, and I also have a backyard full of plants, which is a similar setting to what you have here at SBC BGC,” – Anina Rubio

Along with that the series of workshops lined up – The SBC Perkspective, a series of quarterly pocket events that will offer talks, workshops, and informal meet-ups aimed at giving a fresh perspective on how we create and view art, music, photography and other creative processes.

Inspired by Anina’s  work, the handy SBC tumblers were so fun to decorate and personalize according to your personality. I had a small contribution on the mural just the details on the leaves, I think mine looked like chicken feet hehehe

SBC is known for serving FRESH anytime! I personally know this because while I was reviewing for my board exam way back at  SBC – Tomas Morato, there were open till 4am (on selected days) so when I fell to pull an all nighter SBC was my go to- fresh meals, drinks and coffee. Till now my SBC meals and coffee never fails to be always fresh.

Touch of Pinay #PambansangGShock

Last January, GShock announced “DESIGN THE PAMBANSANG GSHOCK” Contest. Out of 1200 entries nationwide it has run down to 9 hopefuls and DYLAN DYLANCO, a WOMAN emerge as the winner from the bunch. Talk about GIRL POWER .The first Philippine GShock design is by a woman y’all. The winning design is called “THE HABI”

Winner: Dylan Dylanco

The design has that outstanding Filipino touch, the red color standouts and the intricate designs represents our traditional tapestry weaves and has the 7107 islands written on it. According to Dylan, her inspiration from the enclaves of the northern Ifugaos to the southern tribes of the Moros, where the use of ethnic patterns is seen as a symbol of bravery. Elaborate tattoos, voluntary cicatrices (scarification), and intricate traditional weaves alluded to the wearer’s toughness, courage, and status in ancestral warrior society.

Dylanco used the indigenous, symmetrical weaves in bright, bold, and contrasting colors fused together with elements of the Philippine flag – three stars and the sun – to arrive at her winning entry.

Ghock is known for their quality watches that fits with the active lifestyle and embracing true tough self. The winning design embodies the real tough FILIPINO. 

The watch itself,  having the classic specs of GSHock which is the  10-meter free-fall endurance, 10-year battery life, and forged to withstand mechanical shock and vibration of sports, military, and high impact outdoor activities. This particular model has a  20-bar water resistance.

“THE HABI” will be available in all G-Shock stores starting July 5, It is limited edition and 200 units will only be available for  P 9, 995. So get yours and strut that Filipino Pride!

 

 

 

Introducing Vivo Smart Phone X21 in the Philippines Featuring It’s In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology

Extraordinary AI Photography experience set new industry benchmarks for mobile innovation

Manila, 21 June 2018 – Vivo on Thursday released the X21 flagship smartphone in the Philippines to bring users a brand new and futuristic unlocking experience with industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. Combined with its FullView™ Display, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology, the X21 is the ideal mobile partner for the tech-savvy consumer.

Through its continuous research into user needs, Vivo has consistently pursued innovation to solve consumer pain points. Having invested in long-term research and development to overcome the problems posed by mass producing In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Vivo is finally bringing this secure and intuitive unlocking solution to more consumers. Vivo has also made major technology breakthroughs with its FullView™ Display and AI photography featured in the X21.

Two unlocking technologies to bring double convenience

Vivo has been the industry pioneer of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology from showcasing its first prototype demonstration to successful mass production. To ensure user expectations for this technology are being met, Vivo has tasked its teams to innovate and perfect this technology on the new X21 to provide a reliable and secure unlocking solution to all consumers.

Vivo X21 replaces the rear fingerprint sensor with the latest In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. This allows the sleek and unified design of the smartphone to be preserved without the need for a rear fingerprint sensor. With mere a flick of the wrist and a press on the screen to unlock, this convenient and seamless process is intuitive for any user.

Other than In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, X21 also offers upgraded facial recognition technology with Face Access which scans users’ facial features for enhanced security.

Impressive FullView™ experience with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%

Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display. With a super slim notch, and 1.66mm side bezels, it achieves a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio to provide a wider viewing experience compared to other similar-sized phones. Vivo has even enhanced its software to support the notch and developed a notification bar that maintains an immersive experience. Maximizing the beauty of the display, Vivo X21 uses P3 display color management technology and supports a P3 wide color gamut to ensure more accurate, natural and saturated colors.

Taking phone design to the extraordinary, X21 has ditched the metal body for a new 3D glass back cover. Every arc and curve on the back cover are ergonomically optimized to ensure comfort in your hand, with only 3.1mm thick in the middle. More than just smooth to the touch, X21 uses a new color-blending technique, which creates a unique luster that creates its elegant look.

AI Photography Brings a Superior User Experience

X21 continues Vivo’s heritage of photography leadership, featuring 12MP (24 million photographic units) front and rear cameras with Dual Pixel Sensors. The secondary rear camera is 5MP. Thanks to the larger photographic area of each pixel, X21’s camera significantly boosts picture clarity. On top of this, the X21 features fast focusing technology that rivals DSLRs, which enables it to focus fast and capture depth of field data in every pixel.

Vivo X21’s AI Scene Recognition not only identifies night, sports, vibration or back light scenarios, but it can also detect and identify 18 tags and 140 scenarios such as portraits, food and plants as it shoots. It then actively adjusts photography settings and effects to make it easy for the user to capture a great photo.

By upgrading Vivo’s photography technologies with AI, Vivo’s AI Face Beauty and AI HDR features can identify the subject’s sex, skin tone and surrounding lighting environment to create the ideal facial enhancement settings, even in a backlit environment. With AI Face Beauty learning the user’s specific preferences for beauty, it can generate custom beautification effects tailored to each user. Think of X21 as your personal make-over team packed into one intelligent device.

System level optimization enhances mobile entertainment

Hardware forms the basis of any user experience. The X21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip which can effectively utilize CPU resources for complex AI and neural computing. Its 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM increases the speed of launching, loading and switching even large and complex mobile games. With the large storage space, users can go wild downloading all the applications, movies and photos they want without the hassle of clearing space.

While gaming, the system will automatically adjust the CPU to optimize performance according to the game’s resources for a smoother gaming experience. The Game Mode on X21 even prevents accidental touch operations, ensuring gamers only make the moves they intended.

X21 continues Vivo’s Hi-Fi legacy and houses the AK4376A audio chipset. It is also equipped with Deep Field technology, which was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects and various environmental audio effects, allowing users to tailor their audio experience.

High-resolution images of Vivo X21 can be downloaded at this link: https://edelmanftp.boxcn.net/v/VivoX21  

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.  In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.   

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

Tim Hortons Greenhills Opening: Introducing Grilled Cheese, Tuna Wrap & Iced Tea

Hey San Juan Peeps!

Finally Tim Hortons has opened a branch Greenhills (Near MCDO/ KRISPY KREME) if you guys haven’t tried Tim Hortons here is a glimpse of their menu  http://www.krishgeek.com/tim-hortons-philippines-what-to-expect-menu-pricelist-etc/SE

With that, addition to their new menu: GRILLED CHEESE, TUNA WRAP AND ICED TEA (PASSION FRUIT AND SWEETENED). 

GRILLED CHEESE PANINI

Artisan-style Grilled Cheese Sandwich –
A panini sandwich in a multigrain loaf bread
with orange cheddar cheese & grilled
mozzarella crust on top.
Ala Carte: P140.00
Combo: P220.00

This savy grilled cheese panini is to crave for especially in this weather – anyways who doesn’t love cheese. I personally recommend eat it while HOT.

 

TUNA WRAP

Grilled tortilla wrap filled with tuna chunks,
light mayo dressing, cheddar cheese, sliced
onions, and fresh lettuce.
Ala Carte: P140.00
Combo: P230.00 (With wedges and coffee)
For the health conscious this is your go to snack, honestly the tuna wrap has generous servings but you can eat the half first and finish the rest later.

Freshly Brewed Iced Tea available in two
variants, plain and passion fruit flavored tea.
1. Iced Tea, plain – Light and sweet, chilled,
freshly store-brewed black tea served over
ice.
2. Iced Tea, passionfruit flavor – Light and
sweet, brewed black tea with a kick of fruity
and tangy flavors.
Freshly Brewed Iced Tea Plain
Small: P70.00
Medium: P80.00
Large: P95.00
Freshly Brewed Iced Tea: Passionfruit
Flavor
Small: P90.00
Medium: P100.00
Large: P115.00

Grocery shopping at PUSHKART.PH

I personally love doing my own grocery shopping except paying for it – kidding haha

Doing groceries has given me a full grasp of what being independent feels like – wants vs. needs. As we look forward to the digital age, but our personal times gets consumed too especially as an independent living student and hardworking millennial. There would be times we have no time to do groceries, I know the feeling when I was in college and the early days of me as a working girl. Thank goodness for the digital age, you can do things online. Finally an online grocery shopping – PUSHKART.PH

PUSHKART.PH is an online grocery service, developed by a group of young Filipino Millennials that aims to ensure fast, convenient, and safe delivery of groceries right at your doorstep. – Pushkart.ph

How?

By using your phone or desktop browser, type Pushkart.ph then you’ll be landing on their main site. First, create an account by giving all your basic information, contacts and shipping address (Please make sure to do this before you start shopping). After filling all the data needed, you can now proceed to your shopping!

PUSHKART.PH have different categories to shop, when it comes to variety of brands it’s just limited but the usual brands that we Pinoys consume. Maybe as the days go by Pushkart.ph will be expanding more varieties. Pushkart.ph is in partnership with Fisher Supermarket. You can read more about Pushkart.ph by heading to <FAQS> (Frequently asked questions, Billings and Payment & Delivery)

As you shop all the things you need, it is time to check out, let me inform you there is a P199 Delivery charge since it will be delivered in front of your doorstep- this is to save you time, gas (if you have a vehicle) and not carrying heavy bags back home.

What I personally like about PUSHKART.PH, you can schedule what time and day you prefer your groceries to be delivered. Incase your delivery comes late they send a text within the time frame you chose to let you know the reason why they are late etc. Payment options, can be cash or card.

Schedule your delivery

TIP: Once you check out, make sure this pops out showing your order reference number and you’ll get also get one in your personal email (part of the data you gave) – to guarantee your delivery.

Upon arrival of my groceries, it came in a sealed box and don’t forget to show your personal ID so they can clarify that it is really you.

The advantage is that they select the best quality to be delivered to you especially the organic (like fruits and veggies) kudos to that.

Disadvantage for those who chose CASH PAYMENT an option , I ordered my groceries to be delivered on SUNDAY (11 AM- 1 PM) but mine came late, they texted at 1 PM that due to so many shipments of groceries was the cause of delay which I understand personally because Sunday is a rest day for most and convenient day to be delivered. Since mine was cash, I have to be there once delivered or you can authorize (make a letter and give a copy of your ID) as another option.

So if you guys are busy and have no time to do their groceries why not try PUSHKART.PH and ENJOY YOUR PERSONAL SHOPPING EXPERIENCE!