Can you Handle the BoyBandPH or the New Vivo V7 as they take over Bacolod?

The hottest boy band in the country and Vivo celebrity influencer Boyband PH is set to grace the stage with their upbeat performances at the much-anticipated launch of global smartphone brand Vivo’s latest pride—the V7.

Composed of Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Tristan Ramirez, Russell Reyes, Ford Valencia, Boyband PH will entertain Bacolodians at the Vivo V7 unveiling on November 18, 2:00 pm, at the SM City Bacolod Event Center North Wing. The boy group will lead the occasion as the V7 goes public for the first time. Prior to the grand launch, Boyband PH will also join a roster of media personalities at the Vivo V7 press conference on the same day.

The Vivo V7 is the newest addition to the V series and promises to be a powerful shooter with an All Screen Display. Equipped with advanced technology including Vivo’s fingerprint 24MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.

The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young people, as the company continues its growth trajectory and international expansion by providing stylish and dynamic products to more consumers to show off their individuality and capture memories that is worth remembering.  The V7 reinforces Vivo’s leadership in selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera, which produces crystal-clear selfies. By keeping true-to-life color and contrast and a clear background at all times, V7 allows users to express themselves truly anytime, anywhere. Equipped with advanced technology, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.

The Vivo V7 will be available in the market after the launch on November 18.

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.

 

For the Pinay Jetsetter, Using Maybelline’s Gigi Hadid Jetsetter Palette by Ulta Beauty

I am an avid fan of Gigi Hadid and when I heard that she will be having a makeup line with Maybelline I was so stoked! To be honest if its someone you look up to, you just buy it and that’s how influential they are -That’s normal guys. The fact that it is Maybelline, a trusted quality makeup brand and Gigi Hadid, she keeps it real 🙂 

To my Filipino readers, it is not yet available in the Philippines. I got mine from (instagram: @makeupbar.ph), they ordered it from the Ulta Beauty in the U.S. I know some of my friends would say it would be available in the Philippines soon but I just can’t wait. In the states it cost $29.22, converted to pesos P1500. It’s a bit pricey from the usual Maybelline line. So I have mix responses on each but overall it’s good. 

I’ve been travelling since a kid so I kinda developed routines especially during long haul flights. On my take this palette is helpful and light to travel – It’s already the size of your basic essential kit. You don’t have to pack the separate ones which makes your kit bulky. Someone told me it reminded her of the 90s, all makeup in one palette. This is enough if you are just basic when it comes to make up. I personally think the products they placed are good for all skin types – good job, Gigi.

In terms of the weight and how much you’ll be getting, If you use it like super everyday, it won’t last long. (I’ve noted down the weight in grams below). I heard this collection is just limited edition, You can also bring the palette in your everday “lakad”/events if you aim for basic look. Basically I see the point, It’s called jetsetter palette dedicated to the wanderlust that need to travel light and hassle free.  

Things I may add, if I only bring the palette – Powder, Foundation or SKIN TINT, Eyebrow pencil (KILAY IS LIFE), Eyeliner and my favorite lippies. If you are an ultimate beauty junkee you may have your setting spray, cheek tint and primer.  Powder for me is a definite MUST when you travel to touch up. Other essentials I bring for skin care, small cleanser, toner, moisturizer(with SPF would be lovely), sunblock, hand lotion and face mist. If you are in business class, they have these basics in the kit except sunblock and the face mist (just some airlines have).Good thing lip balm is included in the palette and you’ll also get it in business class essential kit. 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

 PACKAGING: “Gigi shares her favorite makeup essentials to look fresh” – Jetsetter Palette 

Covered in a hologram sleeve, then main thing that holds all the products come in a Trendy nude color and the components of the palette have been noted on both, it comes in:

  • Concealer: Light & Medium
  • Lip Balm: Nude and Pink
  • Eyeshadow: Highlighter, Base, Crease and Liner
  • Blush
  • Bronzer
  • Highlighter 
  • Mini Mascara
  • Brushes: Eyeshadow and Powder

 

Without Flash, Top to Bottom: Concealer Light, C Medium, Lip Balm Nude, LB Pink
With FLASH, Top to Bottom: Concealer Light, C Medium, Lip Balm Nude, LB Pink

CONCEALER: 2.16 grams

Review: Coverage is GOOD and very light on the skin.                                                                                                  Personal Tip: This is a tip I got from a vlogger, use the light concealer for the under eyes and darker shade for your pimple marks and blemishes. So I applied this just to use both of them. But I did use the light concealer since I am medium tone under the eyes and my marks, it was okay. Another thing, if you screw with any makeup like you overdo it or missed a line, concealer is the trick and if any redness of the skin during a flight use the concealer. Just to cover up for a while if there is no reaction. 

LIP BALM: 1.0 gram 

Review: Ofcourse we all know lip balm moisturizes the lips. The nude and pink gives this subtle and dewy look to look fresh with pigment and color.                                                                                                                                          Personal Tip: Sometimes I add lipgloss or balm on my cupid’s bow (lip) to get that fresh dewy look like a highlighter. -Apply small amount and dab it (Hope that makes sense). 

EYESHADOW: 3 grams 

L-F Without flash, WITH FLASH                                                                                                                                       Top to Bottom: Eyeshadow Highlighter, base, crease and liner

Review: I like the HIGHLIGHTER (white tone, shiny and glittery) , BASE (nude color) AND CREASE (brown) gives that more natural subtle look. I am not good with the liner eyeshadow which is black so I give it to the PROS. I mess up with the waterline of my eyes. Another use, when you feel getting that smokey eyes go for it!                                      Personal tip: The highlighter will definitely be a good cover up for the growing hairs in your eyebrows. 

BLUSH 1.5 grams, BRONZER 2 grams, HIGHLIGHTER 3 grams. 

L-F Without flash, WITH FLASH                                                                                                                                       Top to Bottom: Blush, Bronzer and Highlighter

Review: It’s so NICE and PIGMENTED!!! From the entire palette this is what I am raving for but the amount you get each is the downside if you use it everyday, It would finish easily. Basically I see the point, It’s called jetsetter palette dedicated to the wanderlust  that it should be small. Another downside kinda dusty, so lots of tapping but I have a tip (under personal tip). If you have a better solution, comment below. Which I think is normal? HAHA sorry, I am not a PRO. 

Personal opinion, I suggest the bronzer should be bigger that the highlighter because the use is for the entire face to contour. The 3 gives a warm tone look. For morenas/ brown skin this is perfect! It would also look good on light and dark skin tones also. The bronzer is like what you get for contour, At first I thought it was contour but it was indicated bronzer. The highlighter comes in rose gold which I love!                                                                                                                                                                                             

 Personal Tip: I mentioned it was dusty using the brush, HOLD THE BRUSH IN HORIZONTALDO THE BRUSH  STROKE SIDEWAYS IN ONE BIG SWIPE GOING OUTISIDE, then blow the excess. In all fairness the outside that surrounds the products doesn’t stain much so it’s still presentable after so many strokes and uses. In tagalog, “HINDI SIYA MADUMIHIN”. You can dust of the dirt away, It will depend how you use it ofcourse. 

For cheek illumination, you can use the eyeshadow highlight. On applications the usual – First, bronzer, under the cheekbone, sides of the face, jaw line to cover the double neck and nose. Highlight starts, above the unibrow line like a branch like (hope that makes sense), nose line, cupids bow and a line under the lips

MASCARA 4.5 ML 

This is from the Classic Maybelline line, The COLLOSSAL Volume Express in classic black. It’s just pops your eyes after from a long haul flight. In terms its a product trusted already 🙂 

BRUSHES Comes in two, powder brush and eyeshadow brush. 

In terms of convenience its good because most of the time you would use the fingers for application especially for the concealer and lipbalm. I am concern with the end of the eyeshadow brush that looks like a lip brush or its for the eye lining IDK. For a normal person the brushes use is indeed flexible. The powder brush use for the blush, contour and highlighter is dynamic in use. Both brushes are soft and easy to clean.  I’ve seen beauty vloggers that they prefer using their own big brushes – It’s a personal preference. 

 

LEFT W/ MASCARA, RIGHT EYE NADA.

OVERALL:

 

Eyemakeup only at LEFT EYE (W/ LIGHT) Photo taken on a regular phone.
When you angle your selfie 🙂 Thanks guys hope this helps <3

 

 

Cherry Mobile Launches Cherry OS and Flare Series: S6, S6 Plus & S6 Selfie

Cherry Mobile has upgraded to greater heights when it comes to their tech products especially now that I am personally impress with their FLARE Series. Basically for a normal person the first thing you check is the camera and for me as a blogger, it is definitely important to get that instagram worthy shot. I was checking out the 3 units at the launch, the selfie and rear cam of the units improved and is so nice. You may compare it to the surfacing phone brands with HD phone cameras – I can’t name drop any brands. But Cherry Mobile carries the upper hand because starting P4K you can afford a good phone with a quality camera. 

I will be posting my personal take on the FLARE S6 Selfie soon. 

Understanding the importance of a selfie-centric smartphone to the Filipino market, Cherry Mobile developed and produced the sixth and newest generation of their Flare series with revolutionary mobile camera functions. Dubbed as the Flare S6 Series, the latest pride of the leading local mobile phone brand in the country is crafted with top-notch mobile photography features. It also comes with exceptional lenses which allow users to fully capture every moment in life.

Cherry Mobile Flare S6: Capture Moments

For those who want to upgrade their smartphone to something that offers superior camera functionality for just Php3,999 SRP, here comes the Cherry Mobile Flare S6. With its zooming 13MP front and back cameras, one can capture more exciting and candid moments together with friends, family, and peers. The shooters of the device are also equipped with face beauty, face cute filters, and other camera upgrades that make selfie or we-fie moments comparable to that of smartphones with hefty price points.

The Cherry Mobile Flare S6 operates on Nougat 7.0 and is equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory which can be amplified up to 64GB via microSD. The device is also LTE 700MHz-ready, uses USB Type-C for faster charging and file transfer experience, and is crafted with a fingerprint sensor for easy unlocking and extra security.

Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Selfie: Capture Beauty

One’s selfie moments can get truly remarkable with Cherry Mobile’s ultimate selfie smartphone, the Flare S6 Selfie. This device aims to impress and delight everyone who loves to capture more of themselves at their best angle. Its 16MP front and back cameras will not fall behind one’s expectations as it can take flattering selfies even in lowlight environments.

More than its superb camera features, the Flare S6 Selfie sports a 5.2” full-HD screen for a more enhanced and defined mobile viewing. Users can also enjoy the most delightful features from Nougat 7.0 without glitches as the device is smoothly powered by a 1.5GHz Octa-Core processor. It comes with a generous 3GB RAM that enables users to switch effortlessly between windows and a 16GB on-board storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD, to store in more files.

For Php7,999 SRP, users can simply pose, snap, and post their picture-perfect photos anytime, anywhere they may be.  

Left FLARE S6 SELFIE
Right FLARE S6

Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus: Capture Life

Expect everything to be an A++ with the Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus, the flagship of the newest Flare S6 series. To begin with, its stalwart Quad-Camera will capture every moment in life that one would wish to treasure. From scenic views to crowd photos to everyday happenings, users could easily upturn their mobile phone photography skill using its 16MP + 5MP main and 16MP + 5MP front shooters.

For one’s viewing pleasure, the screen has been widened to 5.7” with an 18:9 screen ratio, complemented with a TRUEVIEW display to ensure rich mobile viewing. This gives a significant improved viewing experience to users. Moreover, just like the Flare S6 Selfie, the Flare S6 Plus also operates on Nougat 7.0 and is powered by 1.5GHz Octa-Core for a full and maximized Android function. It comes with a gigantic 4GB RAM for seamless multi-tasking and 64GB internal memory which one can double up to 128GB via microSD. It is also 700MHz LTE-ready, supports Hi Fi Audio, and is formed with a fingerprint sensor and USB type-C port.

The Flare S6 Plus is reasonably priced at Php9,999 SRP.

What’s new? Presenting, the Cherry OS.

On top of the improved mobile camera specifications, Cherry Mobile made the Flare S6 Series the most coveted smartphone of the brand to date with its own Cherry OS.

The Cherry OS – the brand’s customized operating system – boasts five unique features which are set to improve mobile user experience:

  • 360 Security – with the boost, clean, and anti-virus feature;
  • Privacy System – lets you create a more secure system within your phone’s system. You can transfer your apps and files in this system and access it through dial pad or pin/pattern;
  • Avatar Master – allows you to have two accounts for Viber, Messenger, and WhatsApp
  • Camera – has features such as gender-based face beauty, cute face filters, panorama mode, and photography filters
  • Other Cherry OS apps – one example is Freezer, which helps you save data; messaging fonts that can be resized through volume keys; Themes to match your mood for the day; Clone to transfer files from your old phone to your new Flare S6 device; Quick-Touch for easier access to apps; and the Super App Lock to further privatize your files.

 

With all these mobile camera upgrades and brand-new OS, Cherry Mobile makes sure that users enjoy the ultimate selfie and mobile phone photography experience anytime, anywhere. Be sure to check out the newest Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Series in all Cherry Mobile concept stores and kiosks near you.

**Learn more about the Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Series, Cherry OS, and Camera Lab, as well as their latest promos and updates through:

CM Website: www.cherrymobile.com.ph

FB: www.facebook.com/cherrymobile

Instagram: @cherrymobileph

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CherryMobilePH

Twitter: @CherryMobilePH

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 🙂 

How the Vivo V7+ Fits Maris Racal’s Lifestyle

Newest Vivo influencer Maris Racal has sure gone a long way from her first TV stint as one of the teen housemates of Pinoy Big Brother All In where she eventually placed second to the season’s Big Winner Daniel Matsunaga. Known for her sweet singing voice earning her the title “Singing Sunshine ng Davao”, Maris or Mariestella in real life grew up in a musically-inclined family and is also part of a sing-and-dance all-girl group in home network ABS-CBN.

Maris has already a few accomplishments under her belt as a budding celebrity, but she still considers her recent Vivo endorsement a dream come true. “I have always wanted to [endorse a phone brand],” Maris says in a brief interview held in between photo shoots for the top smartphone brand. “That is why when my handler told me [that I have been chosen to endorse Vivo], I was so happy.”

Maris was introduced as one of the Vivo influencers at the launch of the young and hip global smartphone brand’s latest pride the V7+. She is part of the fresh roster of Vivo endorsers known collectively as the Vivo Family. On top of being an independent talent, Maris also makes up half of the “Marni go” love team with Inigo Pascual, another Vivo influencer and member of the pioneer batch of the Vivo Family. The twosome was formed by chance when the duo made headlines when they performed onstage for Inigo’s digital concert.

Apart from being part of “Marnigo”, Maris has a lot of good things on her plate and all the highlights of her days can now be preserved in memories through her own Vivo V7+. “I look super fresh [in my selfies] even without make-up,” she happily remarks, swearing by the selfie-taking prowess of the Vivo V7+. The V7+ boasts of one of the world’s first 24MP 24MPclearer selfie, front facing camera with LED flash and smart photography algorithms provides for a clear-cut, crisp, and natural-looking photo. To further enhance photos, the V7+ packs in a built in Bokeh effect which creates an aesthetic quality of out of focus blur in photos.

Being a musician herself, Maris is also thrilled over the V7+’s fully-upgraded AK4376A Hi-Fidelity audio chip. This V7+ feature supports the latest sound technology and levels up mobile audio technology, enabling any music lover to enjoy rich and full rhythms. This audio chip also plays music which answers to the mood or scenario at hand.

Maris will be part of a series of Vivo V7+ mall shows alongside love team Inigo Pascual and other Vivo Family members. The four-month mall tour which commenced last September will heavily endorse the Vivo V7+ with fun-packed activities and performances from the Vivo Family; the tour will be doing the rounds until the end 2017.

 

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

 

 

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 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” – 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 WHITENINGBOOST 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 us 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/

 

 

 

Travel Essentials: Unilab United Home Travel Kit

As a nursing graduate it is essential that I always have emergency medications in my bag whether I am travelling or just a regular day in Manila. It is because you never know what can happen.

Unilab, in promoting quality supplements and medications who’s initiative is to have good health among Filipinos by having the right care. 

UNILAB’S UNITED HOME TRAVEL KIT dedicates to those who love to travel and what essentails may be in need when you are on the road or in long haul flights. They are easy to pack, you can put it in your mini medication box or a pouch. These are usually over-the-counter medications. 

  • CEETAB DAILY ASCORBIC ACID – VITAMIN C

Indication: To prevent and treatment for Vitamin C deficiency

It’s basically to increase your immune system especially when you’re in places that you are not used to the temperature or you don’t know what viruses or bacteria you can encounter. Also when you lack sleep, it decreases your immune as well. Just to be on the safe side.

  • MECLIZINE HCL

This is to prevent nausea, vomiting and dizziness during flight or sea sailing. Usally I take this 30 minutes before take off. Before I used to vomit during flights because the scent of some airlines (I was young back then). Now I know 🙂

  • SODIUM BIRCARBONATE (SUPRACID) EXTRA STRENGTH

I really need an antacid in my bag ALL THE TIME. I used to have Acute gastroenteritis and sometimes I get acid when I’m stress, ate a lot of oily food, “nalamigan” because of the cold environment or before my menstruation. So I recommend (since its not on the label) you take it after meals with warm water to take to smooth the stomach.

If you are using sodium bicarbonate as an antacid, it should be taken 1 to 2 hours after meals, with a full glass of water. If you are using sodium bicarbonate for another reason, it may be taken with or without food. Do not take sodium bicarbonate on an overly full stomach.Apr 15, 2017https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682001.html
  • LOPERAMIDE (LORMIDE)
Though it is not recommended to take loperamide by some doctors because you have to let go of the toxins but remember to REHYDRATE. Ofcourse when it comes to extreme measures and emergencies its better to have LOPERAMIDE when you have diarrhea especially

Great Beauty Finds at the Korean Product Festival

Early August, at the SMX SM AURA was a 3- day celebration of the Korean Product Festival. I’m not K-drama obsess but I am definitely a fan of Korean Beauty Products. Have you seen the skin of the Koreans? So here is a list of products I found interesting during the Festival. 

  1. Air Volume Tox – SY MEDIPHARM

 

It is a peptide fusion hydro rejuvenation and Brightening Instant-Lift-PS300 and Glutathione. It’s a spray  with Hyaluronic Botox. So it’s botox delivered via airbrush. It is effective in reducing wrinkles, whitening and lifts skin. It comes with a 6mlx21 vial ampules.- Good for 2 months, 1 vial 3-4 months)

Direction: After cleansing, spray over entire face and neck and about 5-10 cm away from the skin. Better results 1-2 times a day (morning and night)

Contact: WAN SUP PARK 640-1785/ 0917-897-9635 swffurnizone@gmail.com / wspark3575@hotmail.com AND WON NAM email: mirsoft@naver.com / www.symedipharm.com

2. MOISTIE TOK / MOISTIE CELL – PURACELL KOREA

It’s like a big syringe (no needle) and squirts this gel, which is the botox. As you apply it on the skin you may feel prickly and stingy feeling for a few minutes – that’s how it works.It would cost like around P1-2 k and it comes in different varieties.

Contact: puracell1@naver.com / Purecell1.com

3. CINDELTOX WHITE CREAM

This product is famous in Singapore, It’s an Intensive Whitening and repair white cream glutathione with peptide. Contains Glutathione + Thioctic acid + Vitamin C

Direction: After applying lotion, dap an appropriate amount to the forehead, cheeks and jaw, dark part of the body and softly apply, massaging from the inside of the face towards an outward direction. Twice a day morning and evening 🙂

Contact: WAN SUP PARK 640-1785/ 0917-897-9635 swffurnizone@gmail.com / wspark3575@hotmail.com AND WON NAM email: mirsoft@naver.com / www.symedipharm.com

4. ATO 99 CYPRESS CREAM

It’s generally a moisturizer that prevents pimples and other blemishes. Gladly I got it on a special discount price of P250 or P300.

5. PLATINUM SHINE COMPLEXION CARE CC CREAM with SPF 50+ PA +++

6. LOTS OF FACE MASK!!!!

From collagen to snail extracts they have a lot of variety

Well some of these brands are not yet available in the Philippines, you can head over to www.kmall.com.ph and www.korbeauty.kr for an all korean beauty hall available here in Manila 🙂

 

 

 

Blog Review: Cherry Mobile Desire R7 PLUS

For a month, my sister and I tested how the DESIRE R7 PLUS works: The Desire Series is the latest collection of Cherry Mobile.

The last time I used Cherry Mobile was when the calculator phone was a trend. It was really handy, cute and not flashy especially for a college student. 

DESIGN 5/5 

It’s overall look is sleek, modern and minimalist. The exciting part is the Fingerprint sensor – for EXTRA security reasons ofcourse. Setting up the fingerprint sensor is easy (Head over to settings). The phone is very light and the size is just right.

UNBOXING:

It comes in a black sleek box and the inside the compartment with the unit, the earphones and charger plus manuals on how to use the basic features, Cherry mobile fun club, Cherry Play manual and the warranty

PRICE 5/5

My overall review for the phone is impressive For a price of  P5,999 not bad – It’s affordable .

CAMERA 3.5 /5

It’s not bad for a local android phone,  the first thing I checked was the camera ofcourse, Taking a selfie is way better than some local & international android phone but not as like the level of high end brands but it’s middle good. The rear cam, is good too especially taking photos under natural light. Indoor shots with light and in the dark is not as High Definition. It’s not a phone for instagrammable flatlay shots but is more or a  taking moments kind of phone and it works way better with NATURAL light. With the pictures you can edit it with the phone’s built in filters. 

 

 

PHONE’S VIDEO RESOLUTION 5/5

It’s excellent and fast but it would vary on your internet connection also.The features on the phone gives a modern take among all cherry mobile series and it’s vibrant colors are appealing. The themes are cute and the applications/ icons on the display are bigger compared to other phone but it suits with the built of the phone . With it’s 5.5 inches HD IPS I enjoyed watching and streaming videos online. 

NAVIGATION BUTTONS and TOUCH & CONTROLS 4/5

Maybe I’m not used having no button in the middle of the phone but I sometime forget that I have to swipe up in order to see the main navigational buttons. The touch and controls are user-friendly, not complicated and smooth. It’s fast and NOT lagging. 

SOUND 4/5

Using the headphones that comes with it , excellent surround sound and the maximum volume is just right. Using other headphones, it’s okay but not loud. Technically it works better with a cherry mobile accessories. I tried jogging while listening to my playlist – it was okay for as long it is not loose. Loudspeakers is not that high definition surround sound and not that clear compared to other smart phones. 

BATTERY LIFE 5/5 

Battery life is long lasting, for as long you don’t consume too much data/wifi. You get to charge it NOT as many times. 

SPECS: 4/5 

I don’t want to go so “techy” when it comes to the specs, as much I want to explain it in Layman’s point of view. Referring to the terms of like Nougat (it’s like the latest android version so it means it’s new) and RAM (3-4 Speed is good for the Desire R7 Plus). Overall, I think the phone is impressive and  not bad at all but my concern would be maybe when it comes to like heavy-duty files like games with extreme graphics  I don’t know how the capacity of the phone would take so far my sister has been playing application games there seem to be no problem. I could say, it would be an OKAY everyday phone to use 🙂 

  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • 5.5 HD IPS SCREEN
  • 1.3 GHZ QUAD CORE
  • DUAL SIM (MICRO & NANO)
  • FINGER PRINT SENSOR
  • LTE 700 MHZ READY
  • 13 MP REAR CAMERA
  • 8MP FRONT CAMERA
  • WIFI b/g/h BT 4.0
  • ROM 16 GB AND RAM 3 GB
  • 3000 mAh (non- removable) 

Smile Bar Now Here In The Philippines

Smile, Manila!

The Smile Bar Opens Its First Flagship Store in Bonifacio Global City

The Smile Bar pairs modern state-of-the-art equipment and an inviting and comfortable atmosphere in order to provide consumers with an enjoyable teeth-whitening experience. In just 20 minutes, your teeth can be between 2 to 9 shades whiter using a very effective teeth whitening gel with a revolutionary formula and a sophisticated whitening lamp for immediate visible effects. Depending on the patron’s dental hygiene and lifestyle (consumption of tea, coffee, cigarettes, etc.), the whitening effect can last up to six months. To maintain a pearly white breathtaking smile, the whitening treatment is recommended on a quarterly basis.

MANILA, 2 August 2017 – The Smile Bar, an exclusive dental whitening treatment center that offers first class services in a modern environment, launches its first-ever store in the Philippines at Uptown Parade, Bonifacio Global City.

Following successful launches in Hong Kong and Bangkok, in 2015 and 2016, respectively, The Smile Bar is now operating in Manila, offering safe and effective teeth whitening services to consumers in the Philippines.

“We’re extremely excited to cater to Filipinos that are looking for cheaper, faster, and safer alternatives to teeth bleaching or whitening toothpastes. The products we use are from Brilliant Smile from Sweden and have been thoroughly tested to be 100% safe, while the LED Plasma Light technology has proven to produce better and faster results,” says Fumiko Yu, Founder and Partner of The Smile Bar in the Philippines.

The Smile Bar is changing the way teeth whitening is perceived, by offering a unique dental spa experience to guests. With four packages available, from 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), and Year Whitening (12 x 20 minutes at PHP24,999), The Smile Bar provides an easy and effortless teeth whitening service.

Along with their teeth whitening services, The Smile Bar also offers Nano Seal Total+  (PHP 1299) as an add-on to any treatment. The first of its kind in the world, Nano Seal Total+ reinforces the enamel and seals the whiteness on your teeth. Consumers that opt for the Nano Seal Total+ can quickly jump back into their lifestyle without having to worry about staining or discoloration.

“We take pride in being the first non-invasive whitening service that provides immediate results at an affordable price,” adds Yu. “Filipinos value quality services at a fair price, and that’s why we brought The Smile Bar to the Philippines.”

Of course In order to maintain your pearly whites there are available products you can purchase:Toothpaste and Mouthrinse.

The Smile Bar officially opens its doors on August 8. It is located at the 2nd Floor, Cluster 2, Uptown Parade (above Denny’s) in Uptown Bonifacio, BGC, Taguig City. For booking of appointments, visit www.the-smile-bar.ph or call (0917) 148 5659 or (02) 541 2853.

Most Common Inquiries: 

Why should I whiten my teeth?

A bright, white smile gives you more confidence and makes you look healthier.

Having whiter teeth will also lead you to taking good care of your dental hygiene, and good oral health is essential to preventing tooth and gum disease.

How does The Smile Bar whiten teeth?

The Smile Bar uses products and technology from Swedish company, Brilliant Smile.

The secret is the teeth whitening gel, which safely removes discoloration and stains from the enamel. The LED Plasma Light technology activates the whitening gel. This is done for 20 minutes, and repeated depending on the treatment of your choice.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Our products from Brilliant Smile have been thoroughly tested and proven to be 100% safe. The Smile Bar’s teeth whitening process is certified and completely safe for teeth and gums.

Is light technology effective?

The LED Plasma Light technology used in our teeth whitening treatment is very effective, producing better and faster results compared to other teeth whitening methods. All the necessary tests have been conducted to ensure its safety for customers.

How many shades lighter can my teeth get?

Each person has a unique anatomy and everyone’s teeth respond to the whitening treatment differently. The result will depend on the type and degree of discoloration. As part of your treatment, you will undergo an assessment with one of our specialists where you will discuss your current shade and expected results.

The average for customers is 5 shades whiter after one treatment, but we have customers who achieved up to 7 shades whiter.

Is teeth whitening for me?

If you have healthy teeth and gums, we don’t see any reason why you wouldn’t want whiter teeth!

Many things cause tooth discoloration and chances are you are affected by one of them:

  • Consumption of food and beverages with color pigments such as tea, coffee, red wine, and soda
  • Tar and nicotine from smoking stain your teeth over time and cannot be remedied by regular brushing
  • Medication
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Genetics

 

Is there anyone who cannot whiten their teeth?

Whitening is not recommended for pregnant women (or breastfeeding mothers) and children under the age of 16.

 

Can everyone get whiter teeth?

15% of the global population has difficult in getting whiter teeth for various reasons. However, most people get significant results from teeth whitening treatments. There are some people who would not get any results at all, but these are rare cases.

Which teeth shades are easier to whiten?

Yellow teeth are easier to whiten than grey teeth. Moreover, your natural whiteness from your enamel is the determining factor for your teeth whitening results. Genetics play a big role in the results, as you can only go as far as your natural whiteness prior to discoloration.

Will teeth whitening make my crowns, bridges, and veneers whiter?

The Smile Bar’s teeth whitening method works better on your natural teeth, but can also bring your crowns, bridges, and veneers back to their original color.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

Your lifestyle and diet will determine the amount of time it takes for discoloration to take place on your teeth again. You can expect to maintain whiter teeth for up to 6 months after a treatment at The Smile Bar, provided that you practice good dental hygiene.

It is recommended that you come in regularly once a quarter. Using our post-whitening products regularly will help keep your teeth clean as well as maintain your bright smile.

Will teeth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity issues are side effects associated with teeth whitening. Despite not being a serious condition, it can be very uncomfortable.

Brilliant Smile’s high quality products rarely produce any side effects. The slight tingle you will feel within the first 24 hours after treatment are perfectly natural and will disappear quickly.

How long do I have to wait before drinking, eating, or smoking?

After the treatment, there will be some microscopic spots where the discolorations used to be. These are vulnerable to new discoloration so we strongly recommend drinking only water for those first 6 hours after your treatment.

As part of your aftercare, we 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

 

The Smile Bar also offers the NanoSeal Total+ as an add-on to your treatment. This process reinforces the enamel and seals the whiteness on your teeth. By doing this, you will be able to eat or drink anything immediately after your treatment, without risking new discoloration! No need to worry about 72-hour food, drink, and smoking restrictions.

What is NanoSeal Total+?

The NanoSeal Total+ is a liquid solution applied on your teeth after the whitening procedure.

Using a small brush, this application only requires 1 minute of your time. The product will protect your teeth and enamel instantly. Immediately after the treatment, you are free from any eating, drinking, and smoking restrictions.

What makes teeth whitening treatment in The Smile Bar different from home teeth whitening treatment kits?

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.

While we applaud DIY, we have also learned that it is better to go to a salon than to cut your own bangs. Our specialists at The Smile Bar will help you achieve a confident new smile without getting your hands dirty with chemical solutions.

How do I book an appointment?

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

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

We accept walk-ins should there be any available slots. Our treatment salon can be found at: 2nd Floor, Cluster 2, Uptown Parade, BGC, Taguig City