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.

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!

I am #Curvalicious with Whisper

Usually when that time of the month comes, Hormones can go crazy but that comes being organically human. 

Being that girl with a crazy schedule, active lifestyle and love spontaneous trips! I dare to #ChooseCurvalicious with @whisperphilippines Cottony soft protection up to 12 hours leakage protection – Nothing holding us back girls and we can do whatever we want! 

So the cottony soft protection got an upgrade from blue to its new pink look. So I’ve tried the regular 23 cm pad (comes with 8 pads in a pack) with wings, It was comfy. Like it says, snuggly fit – you know sometimes when you place a napkin it goes eitherways. Whisper cottony soft protection has that Stick n’ secure feature and has anti leak barriers. I usually use heavy flow pads epsecially the first 2 days of my period (STRONG TIMES). When I got my whisper pack, luckily it was my 4th day so It’s perfectly fine for me to use a regular pad especially during the day. It’s “CURVALICIOUS DESIGN” fits sunggly to prevent leaks and helps soothe skin because made of Dermcare™ lotion.  

Whisper did still stick to the floral aesthetic design (wrap and strip) and the pad itself still got the basic look. I couldn’t recall the previous design because I used the other kind (whisper clean and dry). 

In all fairness upon using it for 12 hrs, It didn’t feel lumpy- you know girls what I mean. Lastly, another important thing I did not experience any skin reactions because that’s what I consider most  a GOOD pad. 

Here is what you can do to Help BDJ’s The Pahina Project

As an blogger or so called “influencer” (Honestly, I don’t deserve to be part of the spectrum because I personally feel that I still have a long way to go), I’ve come to realize that sometimes having this title can also help raise awareness to your  passion project. For me, I always like giving back to people, it’s in my nature and when it comes to comes EDUCATION, it definitely soft spot for me. With the launch of THE PAHINA PROJECT – Race to Raise 2000 Notebooks. The rules are simple: for every notebook you buy, we donate one. We also gave options to buy and donate both notebooks to deserving students.
Packages:
For the whole month of April, you can avail the
advocacy notebooks in the
following packages:
Buy 1 Donate 1 for P100, 
Buy and Donate 2 for P100
Buy and Donate 10 for P500
Link to BDJ Microsite where they can purchase the advocacy
notebooks:
It’s not that much guys but it would really be a big help, instead of buying a Starbucks cup why won’t you buy a notebook, it’s useful for the kids plus you know at your end you helped someone. Simple act of kindness would be a huge impact for someone’s future especially Education. 

 

Snowbing Trinoma

The Korean craze here in Philippines is getting way out of hand. I’m not really into the whole K-POP thing, definitely beauty innovations and slowly learning to embrace Korean food lately this year.

Bingsu, is one that I am really curious. I was told to go for the legit bingsu because its worth it. In the Philippines we have something similar or the counter part the HALO HALO.

Snowbing is a local franchise that caters to Asian cuisine. This post is dedicated to their dessert menu. Their BINGSU AND TOAST.

 

 

 

You may want to visit Snowbing Trinoma 4/F Garden Level near Starbucks. They also offer meals (pasta and pizza) but you have to head towards to SM North.

Let’s headover now to SNOWBING’s highlight dessert the BINGSU (“snowBING”). From P168-P198 you get a big serving of bingsu – A yummy bowl good for sharing. Rich in flavor and the what is the science behind their bingsu’s shaved iced – it doesn’t melt easily. You can opt for take out because like I said it doesn’t melt right away.

I personally like the SALTED CARAMEL (P168) – a perfectly blend of sweet &
salty & CHOCO BROWNIE (P188) – big chunks of brownies! The Tiramisu (P198) ran out during our visit but I feel it taste good and heard its one of their bestsellers.

SALTED CARAMEL

Their bestsellers are the CHEEZY MANGO – their mangoes are the sweetest! (P168), MATCHA GREEN TEA (P198) AND TIRAMISU (P198). You can choose from their 12 BINGSU – so hard to choose, all looks so delish.

Cheezy Mango
Matcha Green Tea

P168         

                    

   – Tropical fruit
– Mangoes and cream
– Strawberry and cream
– Pat Bingsu
– Salted Caramel
– Cheezy Mango

P188
-Choco Banana
– Cookies & Cream
– Choco Brownie

P198
– Apple Crumble
– Matcha Green Tea
– Tiramisu

*Click photo for menu and pricelist*

I also love their Japanese chunky Toast, all for P188. I reco the Honey Butter and Belgian Chocolate. They also have matcha green tea and white & dark chocolate which I look forward to try another time. They also have Banana Milk (P80)!

Honey Butter
Belgian Chocolate
Banana Milk

SYMPLY G, Simply Gorgeous Straight Hair

Symply G Keratin Shampoo and conditioner provides the hair with maximum moisture making it SILKY, SOFT and SHINY. – Symply G! 

SHAMPOO: Keratin Shampoo with ARGAN OIL (sachet 22 ml)

It says  the keratin shampoo is designed for cleaning rebonded or colored hair that makes hair moisturized, naturally straight, soft and shiny. Simply apply shampoo over wet hair and massage. My first impression was the smell, it smells exactly like the shampoo in the salon/ parlor Overall, its okay. I did noticed that my hair was soft and had less tangles. 

CONDITIONER: Keratin Deep Conditioning therapy with ARGAN OIL (sachet 22 ml)

Deep conditioning works to re-hydrate dry and damaged hair. Formulated also for sensitive scalp. Its unique formula makes hair soft and shiny. After shampoo, apply conditioner and leave it for 1 MINUTE. It says on the sachet 1 minute treatment on a daily use. Among the two, I prefer the conditioner because the smell is like candy, it smells so good! and when you leave it on for a minute you get that MINTY FRESH FEELING, which is so relaxing. Personally I didn’t want to wash it off right away because it was so cool on the scalp. This is my first time that I got to experience it with  a conditioner. I usually get this kind of feeling from shampoos.

Overall, It’s very GOOD. The price range is SO AFFORDABLE just PHP 6.00 per sachet. I’ve been using it for a few days my hair feels so fresh,  light, less tangles and the feeling that your hair is “bagsak”/straight. I recommend that you have to use BOTH for it to actually work and be satisfied with the result. On the first day, you’ll already know the difference and you get the same feeling over again. After a few hours my hair wasn’t oily and my hair was easy to managed. It would start to oil out after 18 hours+ (my estimate). 

Compared to other brands, this is a good deal PHP. 6.00 for 22 ml ! You usually get like a small amount from other brands and would cost a bit more. Symply G with a “Y”, YOU get more than what you paid for. It’s amazing that it is  just PHP 6.00 and you can bring it anywhere since it’s packed in a sachet which is light to travel with.

Tips, for those who go the gym, I think you can use the conditioner while you are in the steam room because of its treatment formulation and its light to pack in your gym bag or have it in your own personal locker because it doesn’t add to much space. 

Since my hair is colored and when I started using SYMPLY G,  I just had my hair color done. So far good and gives my hair that  shine but I still have to see in the coming days still. 

SYMPLY G is available at PUREGOLD and LOCAL SUPERMARKETS and also available at Beautymnl.com 

LIKE SYMPLY G on facebook, www.facebook.com/SymplyGOfficial

Instagram: @symplyg.official