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. 

 

ATC x Preview Editor’s Closet November 11-15

Shop like a Preview Editor and get the latest pieces this season, Preview magazine in collaboration with Alabang Town Center got you covered, This season trends are DENIM, POLKA DOTS, KNIT, 70s and Folk.

The previous ATC X Preview Editor’s Closet was also located at ATC’s Activity Center and every area there was a designated genre of clothing. For this year, is the same concept except that Preview pinpointed this season trends that we’ve been seeing recently in magazine covers and the runways. Personally, I see lots of Denim and 70s style revived lately. Then especially now its winter we’ll  be seeing lots of knits. 

It still has that cozy vibe while shopping, every area is in distinctively designed and Instagram-worthy accordingly. This year I noticed there were more accessories displayed. People might expect high end brands but there are also local brands that made it! Speaking of local brands, a lot them are stepping up their game and matching with the high end brands. These brands are able to follow trends and style that millenials and gen Z would really like. There are affordable pieces, if you patiently look around because different brands are distributed in each genre. You may spot pieces from P500 and above. 

I do agree that ATC is the best venue at the South, growing up at ATC I’ve seen a lot of posh and well dressed shoppers. Not like for fashion week glamour  but like well put together that seem classic and chic. 

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.

 

Capture your Instagram Worthy Photos while Travelling with the Vivo V7

Vivo V7 will be your newest travel companion, watch out for November 18

Vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand known for its known for its commitment in bringing advanced technology and stylish products to consumers, is thrilled to share that it will unveil, on November 18, the newest offering in the brand’s line-up of top-of-the-line smartphones.

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

 

Easy to bring along as it fits right in your hand and pocket, the Vivo V7 makes for a perfect travel buddy. The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young people and their pursuits which include culture, food, and travel. Take photos anywhere you go and expect clearer, natural-looking selfies with rich-colored backdrops of your favorite destination. 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.

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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tim Hortons #WarmWishes

Happy Holidays! 

You guys know how much I love Tim Hortons, at the launch of their warm wishes campaign – this campaign is about appreciation for those who think deserve a treat this Christmas. Fill out the name of the chosen person, their address, a message and stating what they deserve this coming holiday – It can be simple and sweet. 

To hit the festive spirit they have introduced their Christmas menu which will be available on November 6. 3 drinks and 1 donut. I personally like the Rudolph Red velvet latte since I am more of the coffee side and for the berry flavorthey had I liked the Merry Berry Hot Chocolate which is the perfect sweetness for the coming winter. It’s like warm hugs in a cup. 

The Holiday season is the time to spread warmth and happiness. Tim Hortons®, Canada’s iconic café and bake shop, kicks off the happiest time of the year with the launch of the Tim Hortons® #WarmWishes Campaign in the Philippines. Now brewing in six restaurants located in four cities (Taguig City, Manila, Quezon City, Makati City), the brand continues to expand and is set to open more restaurants this Christmas.

The #WarmWishes campaign rests on the brand pillars of warmth, community, connection, friendliness, and fun. Guests are encouraged to visit participating Tim Hortons® restaurants to drop a wish in the Cup of Cheer for someone deserving this Christmas season. Whether it is a person, community or local charity, Tim Hortons® will spread as much warmth and joy by fulfilling these wishes.

“This campaign is truly meaningful as it provides our Guests the opportunity to share everything good and joyful about Christmas with someone in need. We’re excited to help spread the warmth of the holidays through simple and heartfelt gestures, so let’s do our best to overflow the Cup of Cheer with good deeds,” says Rickie Yap, Tim Hortons Philippines President & CEO.

In addition to the Cup of Cheer, Tim Hortons® is delighted to release its Holiday Menu and Merchandise collection. Beginning November 6, Guests will enjoy a wide array of delectable Christmas treats from Tim Hortons® that includes the Merry Berry Choco Chill, Merry Berry Hot Chocolate, Rudolph Red Velvet Latte, and the Christmas Log Donut. In December, Guests are in for more treats as the Christmas Menu will further expand to include delicious baked goods that Tim Hortons® has always been known for. 

L-R:  Merry Berry Choco Chill,Merry Berry Hot Chocolate, Rudolph Red Velvet Latte

Chocolate lovers will find pleasure in the Merry Berry Choco Chill, a blended frozen hot chocolate drink with strawberry flavor, topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate flakes. Those who look for the classics will love the Merry Berry Hot Chocolate, a bittersweet hot chocolate drink with whipped cream topping and strawberry sauce. Coffee enthusiasts will go for the Rudolph Red Velvet Latte, a bittersweet blend of espresso and red velvet with hints of chocolate and cocoa topped with red velvet powder. Not to be forgotten is the Christmas Log Donut, dipped in chocolate with dark chocolate flakes, drizzled with strawberry filling and topped with a fusion of biscuit balls, caramel, and chocolate.

Christmas Log Donut

There’s truly a lot to watch out for this coming Holiday season at Tim Hortons®. Make sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @TimHortonsPH for more updates about the Tim Hortons® #WarmWishes Campaign.

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) 

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