Who are Chloe, Dianne, and Axel and Why Have They Taken Over Your Favorite Brands’ Accounts?

It’s the latest development that has taken the online world by storm. Overnight, your favorite brands’ logos and names were replaced with hand-drawn art and children’s names. From Closeup to Chloe, Dove to Dianne and Axe to Axel, the country’s most loved brands just had a complete make-over online for a good cause. 

With over 2.8 million Filipino children currently out-of-school translating to over 2.8 million dreams on hold, Unilever Philippines and Lazada have come together to support UNICEF and the Department of Education by creating Shop2Give Year 2, #AddDreamstoCart. This collaborative effort elevates the online shopping experience by giving shoppers the chance to help send out-of-school children in the Philippines back to school.

As you shop for your favorite Unilever products on Lazada, proceeds from the sale will be donated to Unicef. And although the online shopping event will be held on August 20th with an accompanying Facebook Live event, you can begin filling your cart with your Unilever staples as early as August 17th. 

For 24 whole hours, Unilever will also give Lazada a fun and adorable makeover, transforming the interface of this online shopping giant into what looks like a kids’ art gallery. All participating Unilever product photos will be replaced by hand-drawn renditions of the product while product names will be changed to children’s names. 

Huawei Y9 Prime Phone Review (First Pop up selfie camera)

Hey everyone! It’s been awhile since I did a gadget review and I missed attending tech events. I have no idea if they mistaken krishgeek.com as a tech blog all these years which is exactly a Lifestyle blog. The word “geek” obvi gave it away. Last year, I was really weighing in on keeping the old name. Then I decided to just keep the namesake, stick with my core and try to evolve with it then let us see.

Anyways back to the phone which is why people bother reading this review. I got the chance to enjoy using the Huawei Y9 Prime for almost a month now. It is pretty impressive for an entry level and okay for a lifestyle/everyday phone. For just P12, 999, not bad. Huwaei’s goal for the Y9 Prime is to provide a quality everyday phone without needing to break the bank.

If in cased you missed it, during the pre selling. If you purchase the Huawei Y9 Prime, you get a free Bluetooth speaker which cost P1999 (Unit A20 PRO with rechargeable battery) . Such a steal?! I’ve received feedback from my instagram about “the ban’ on Huwaei units, good news it has been lifted. So no worries!

Huawei Y9 Prime in sapphire blue
Huawei Y9 Prime in sapphire blue
Huawei Y9 Prime in emerald green with phone case

What’s special or what makes it different with the Huawei Y9 Prime? It’s the FIRST Huawei phone with a pop up selfie camera. For those concerned, it has been tested 100, 000 times and can withstand  15 kg weight with or without bending or breaking. 

Selfie pop up camera

Specs on the Huawei Y9 Prime: First POP UP selfie camera
*Comes in 3 colors: Emerald green, sapphire blue and midnight black in 3D curve design
* Front camera: 16 MP
* Back camera: triple camera setting
* – dedicated bokeh 2MP (f/2.4)
* – Main lens 16 MP (f/1.8)
* – Ultra wide angle lens 8 MP (f/2.4)
* with finger print scanner
* 4000 mAh large battery
* 6.59” FHD+ screen to touch panel ratio 91%
* Huawei Kirin 710F 12nm processor
* ROM: 128 GB
* RAM: 4GB
* Phone clone app- can send photos to adroid and iOs
* Type C port
* EMUI 9.0

Personal Review:

Unboxing impressions

-The phone comes in Emerald green, sapphire blue and midnight black in 3D curve design and hologram-ish detail. I personally like the emerald green, the color is interesting and I seldom see colors like this on phones.

-The box includes a FREE “jelly”transparent phone case, charger and earphones. It also includes warranty card and quick start guide.

Camera 

– Specs: Front camera: 16 MP
 Back camera: triple camera setting
* dedicated bokeh 2MP (f/2.4)
*  Main lens 16 MP (f/1.8)
* Ultra wide angle lens 8 MP (f/2.4)

-Camera mode(s): Photo, portrait, night, aperture, PRO, Slow mo, Panoroma, AR lens, light painting, HDR, time lapse, filter and stickers.

-The pop up selfie camera (mentioned above earlier) SHOTS appear flawless and sharp, if that’s an aesthetic you are going for. Taking selfies coming is like shooting a wide lens and if it makes you feel better- it makes the face slim. The pop up selfie camera doesn’t work in night and aperture mode. When you press the selfie button or slide to the feature that it is available that is when it pops up.

pop up selfie shot

– The tricam is what I personally like, best for taking insta worthy photos either indoors or outdoors. The NIGHT mode,  impressed me. I was in a dark parking lot and the picture appeared brighter. Personal favorite modes, aperture (focus photos) and HDR/ PRO (wide lens and slr quality).

Photo taken with the TRICAM
Photo taken with the TRICAM
aperture mode
night mode

Video recording

-Just fair, android quality video. Tip: Best videos are taken under natural light. Sound quality is good.

Battery

-Specs: 4000 mAh large battery. Battery life is LONG LASTING even during gaming and while connected to the internet. Charging time gave a fair amount of time.

Social Media/ Applications

-You can download all applications on play store. And yes, facebook application is available *linking to ban issue*. Uploading is fast but resolution is “good” for android quality.

-Watching videos in HD and playing online games so far no lagging incident even while doing regular phone activities. The 6.59” FHD+ screen to touch panel ratio 91% is personally something that I am not used too, I am not used to big phone screen but definitely comfortable for binge watching and gaming especially.

-One interesting app, that was highlighted during the launch is the clone app which can send files/photos to android and Ios.

 

25 Wisdoms (25 Things I learned at 25)

So I just turned 26 this year, I’m so old k? haha. It’s really been an eye opening year for me and the pressure really hit me this time. Anyways that would be another blogpost, I’m still winging it haha and I can’t wait what will happen to me this year.

I am sharing to you, 25 Wisdoms (25 Things I learned at 25). I was suppose to do this on my birthday last June 17 but I was really really busy. Anyways it’s been a month already and I still say that I am 25 whenever people ask me my age. It still hasn’t sinked in yet haha.

Before I share my 25 wisdoms, these are all based on my personal experiences and I am no pro or the best person. All random haha, but I would like to ask a favor to respect my private life. I won’t go into deeper details and no further questions, please. A girl doesn’t kiss and tell.

Anyways 🙂

  1.  “Huwag  ka maghanap ng kulang sa life mo and huwag ma inggit sa ibang tao”.  In English: Be content and don’t be jealous of other people.  Just wait, be patient, work hard and trust in God’s timing.                                                          
  2. “Love lang and don’t expect anything para hindi ka masaktan”. In English: Just love and don’t expect anything in return, so you won’t get hurt.                                    
  3.  “I really believe that whatever is for me, will never pass me”. -Shaina Magdayao. Yes, let it happen organically and don’t force it. Here is a vlog from Bianca Gonzales’ Paano Ba To with Shaina Magdayao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw1J_pPIjqw

    screen grab https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw1J_pPIjqw
  4. Trust your gut and instinct. This one took years to develop and lately when I meet new people it’s not that I don’t like them, it’s that I don’t like their energy and vibe.
  5. Your public and private personality should be the same. Be authentic “magpaka totoo ka”. Yet still keep your private life, private. Not all things have to be posted on social media. Why? I don’t wan’t to jinx it. Remember, Love is quiet, Infatuation is loud. 
  6.  Love yourself and your BODY,  As cliche’ as it sounds-  it’s true. You don’t base your happiness from other people, it should start with yourself.  Do what makes you happy. That’s why I have ME TIME and I remove things or unfiend/ avoid people who are toxic.  #SelfCare #MeTime                                                                                                                                                        I am a body positive advocate, last year  my motto was YOLO so I ate whatever I want that’s why I gained a lot of weight and didn’t go to the gym that often. This year, before turning 26, I had health issues and I noticed how my body is changing. That’s why I had to modify my lifestyle. I wouldn’t lose weight if it wasn’t my health on the line and I want to feel good about myself. Plus it’s also part of my job to be photographed all the time, I want to look good atleast. #WhenAgingHitsYou 
  7. Believe in the Law of Attraction and do meditation(Incense Sticks).
    https://www.pinterest.ph/pin/580119995722186758/

    Start of first with your body (#6) by eating good & healthy food (plus workout). Once you feel good in the inside and the rest will follow and attract.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This year, I started using incense sticks when I meditate(atleast once a week). Benefits of Incense sticks:https://www.vectiskarma.co.uk/Benefits-of-Burning-Incense   

  8. Travel more! I grew up travelling and I believe it  hones character, cultural awareness and  being more open. Try travelling alone too, it is really liberating. Travel as much when you’re single especially. I like to do this before I get married because once you settle down everything and priorities changes. While you are still young and you have the energy, what’s the rush!                                                          
  9. When it comes to friendship, for me HONESTY is the most important aspect more than loyalty. This was based on a personal experience.
  10. Say sorry once, twice is okay but Three times is abusive. I heard this from a taxi driver and he had a point.                                  
  11. Dating: Start as FRIENDS. The best foundation.                                                                                                                                                     Let me insert, if the guy is not single, MOVE ON.
  12. Relationships : Never make your partner, choose. You compromise and work things out maturely. If you two are meant to be together, you’ll end up together, let destiny do it’s job – According to my Mom.
  13. Know your LOVE LANGUAGE (also your partner, for future reference).  link:https://www.5lovelanguages.com/
  14. You will not always be motivated so you must learn to be DISCIPLINE.           I realized recently that I lacked action and I am working on it.
  15. Before I turned 26, I realized as you get older your circle of friends become smaller.  I was browsing on my old photos during my previous birthdays and I noticed the number of invites compared this year. Remember, other people have their own lives and just be happy for them. Anyways time to move on, make more new friends and just having 1 solid friend is enough. That’s part of growing up.
  16. Find a workout that you enjoy and you make time for it. For me I enjoy cycling and recently pound. It’s more of a personality thing. Try to switch up your workout too time to time so you won’t get bored and your body might get used to it. If you are trying to lose weight, 70% Diet (Kain talaga!) and 30% exercise, BIBLE! (Keeping Up with the Kardashian reference.)                        
  17.  I am at an age, this applies to some situations “Bahala ka kung saan ka masaya” or “Hayaan mo sila”.  In english: “It’s up to you for as long you are happy” or “Just mind your own business.” I get asked too about bashers, I just don’t mind them anymore.Just let KARMA do it’s job.
  18. When I show skin on social media, I choose an appropriate platform which is more on instagram but it should be in a classy way. NOT just too much, “hindi yung pabigay or seeking attention”. Like I show some skin because I am in the beach or fruit of my labor because I work really hard in the gym – that is okay.  There is appropriation and RESPECT for yourself.                                                                                                                                                              I realized, that in the future when I have kids or when I get married what would they think of me. My future daughter might say, “You did that when you were my age, mom”. There would be consequences. (“May balik yan”).                 
  19. Love is NOT blind, your judgment is just clouded.                                                                     
  20. When you notice that someone treats you differently or there is a sudden change in how they treat you, just understand, people go through a something in their personal life.
  21. When a guy says he is busy, believe him. What attracts him more towards you is that if he sees that you have a life, if he sees this world that you can offer, he would want to be part of it. Men are natural hunters.  – Matthew Hussey
  22. Don’t take things too personally.
  23. Take things ONE thing at a time. People always say, I have a lot of things going on in my life #multihyphenate. They think I have good time management haha seriously NOT AT ALL haha, I just wing it. I just like living in the moment and being spontaneous. Sometimes when you plan it doesn’t happen haha.
  24.  When Sh%tty things happen in your life, Just accept things and say what is this teaching me? Sometimes, I don’t want to be too happy because something bad may happen in return (“pag masayado ka masaya may kapalit) Tip: This is a traditional thing, when you are so happy or laughing hard, “magpunit ng papel” or cut/shred paper into smaller pieces). Just be calm and be neutral always. Learn also to forgive yourself, you are not perfect.
  25. GOD FIRST always.

    Me at 26 <3

 

What to Look Forward as a Bella for 2019 (BDJ Launch Event + Planners)

MAKE TODAY MAGICAL!

Each year every Bella looks forward to the launch of the BDJ Planners besides that  the festivities and workshops gathered by all the Bella all over the Philippines. This year I got to participate in this meaningful event, This year’s theme is called “MAKE TODAY MAGICAL”. 

“BDJ 2019 reinforces the need for a paradigm shift. When you change the way you think and how you perceive things, you change the way you live—and magic happens.”

I got my own share of experiences on the first day of the launch, It was all my inner tita would want me to do the following. The first workshop I attended was with Zen Nutrients with Ms. Angela, You can make simple DIY linen & room spray, make up remover, scrub and massage oil with ingredients that you can find in the kitchen. I look forward to the Tarot reading anytime an opportunity passes by. I don’t totally believe readings but it just serves as a guide, nothing is wrong about it. It’s still God guiding us with our decisions in life. Canvas making was fun and the glitter tattoo that I got lasted for 3 days atleast but the stars were sloughing off day by day then then what was left was the moon haha. I got to enhance my calligraphy skills by attending Leah Ang’s workshop – blending and using shadows. Then I got the chance to be part of the Mentor Me Circle and met the famous, Tita Witty. She claims she is not funny but she is def funny in a relatable sense. I got to be surrounded by women who are successful but at the end of the day chose what makes them fulfilled. As the youngest one in the group, I still have lots to go through, still lost at 25 yet I just told myself to just enjoy the process and eventually things will fall into place. This is why BDJ events are so meaningful and encouraging to attend. We empower each other may it be male or female, young or old – we just uplift each other. 

BDJ PLANNERS FOR 2019

Okay so here are the line of planners and journals that would be available, suited for each different kind of gal or gal at heart. These planners and journals are for everyone, may it be the millennial, gen z, gen y, mothers etc. It would help you get organize with your lifestyle, travels, goals and finances as well. 

  • Dated Planners
  • -Belle de Jour Power Planner
  • -Navi Journal
  • -Everything is Possible
  • -Focus Journal
  • -Essentials Planner
  • -Petit Planner
  • -Quest Journal Mini
  • -Quest Filler
  • -Gameplan
  • -Essentials Notebook
  • -Schema Notebook
  • -FMN

 

  • Journals and Notebooks
  • -Quest Journal Travel
  • -Quest Journal Medium

 

  • Other Products
  • -Calendar Pad
  • -Black Folio
  • -BDJ Clear Stamps
  • -BDJ Stickers

 

THE BELLA! 

The 2019 BDJ Power Planner comes in different styles—the classic cover (Php 598), limited edition (Php598), leather (Php 680), discbound (Php 980)—that cater to every Bella’s distinct taste and need.

  • BDJ Classic – Php598
    – Matte laminated hardcover with glitters and illustration of the 2019 Bella
  • BDJ Limited Edition – Php598
    – Matte laminated hardcover with glitters and a creative illustration about the 2019 theme
  • BDJ Leather – Php680
    –Velvet black leather with debossed flower elements and gold foil stamping
  • BDJ DiscBound – Php980
    – Gold-stamped velvet black leather with disc binding for users who want to customize planner pages

Aside from a magnetic bookmark, each planner also comes fully equipped with interactive monthly dividers that transform your planner magically with a Zappar app. Finally, the Perks of a Bella coupon booklet in the BDJ Planner offers Php40,000 worth of treats and discounts, to make each of the Bella’s day magical all year round.

BDJ Covers and Monthly Dividers with Zappar Codes

Classic and Limited Edition Planner covers and monthly dividers magically transform to reveal a surprise when you activate the unique Zappar codes.

FOR THE WANDERLUST: NAVI JOURNAL – Php598

Navi journal showcases contents and illustrations of 12 widely celebrated festivals from different parts of the world on its monthly dividers. With special pages such as 101 Checklist, Bucket List, Must-see Destinations, Pre-trip Checklist and Packing List, Navi journal helps you visualize your travel goals and carefully map out your next adventure with ease.

  • Monthly Dividers – Give the lowdown of widely celebrated festivals around the world to inspire you to explore different cultures
  • Monthly Calendar and Weekly Layout – Write down your monthly travel plans and your week’s highlights in the horizontal weekly layout with notes pages
  • Special Pages – Worksheet pages help you visualize your travel goals and carefully map out your next adventure with ease

For an affordable price of Php598, Navi Journal gives you access to over Php25,000 worth of discount coupons from partner brands in the Travel Curious coupon booklet.

FOR THE ACHIEVER: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE– Php598

The special pages in the EIP planner are also in place to guide users to stay on track of their goals for the course of the year. Discover your goals and make it achievable with the following pages:

  • Ikigai
  • Vision Board
  • Timeline of Goals
  • Identifying Intentions and Motivations
  • How to Measure Success
  • Positive Poster
  • Life Achievements
  • #LifeGoals
  • No-Edit list
  • Priority List
  • Milestones
  • Reward Checklist
  • Things I’m Grateful For
  • Obstacles and Mistakes, and
  • Promise for Next Year

 

  • Monthly Dividers and Monthly Calendar – Inspirational quotes help propel you towards your goals
  • Weekly Layout – Prioritize your tasks in vertical weekly spreads and be encouraged by the motivational quotes each week
  • Special Pages – A variety of workbook pages guide you to stay on top of your goals for the course  of the year. Each page lets you set and sustain your goals with momentum throughout the year

KEEP IT ZEN: FOCUS JOURNAL- Php498

Focus Journal features 12 monthly dividers filled with power words and suggested activities to help you handle your thoughts with ease. It also comes with special activity pages such as Monthly Check-up and Year-End Reflections so you can mindfully evaluate accomplishments and learnings, and to maintain focus for the course of the year and the next.

Monthly Dividers -Power words and suggested activities help you handle your thoughts with ease.
Monthly Calendar and Weekly Layout -Have enough space for planning out your whole year
Special Pages – Activity pages to help you mindfully evaluate accomplishments and learnings

THE MINIMALIST : ESSENTIALS  PLANNER -Php380

The 2019 Essentials Planner comes in two sleek (2) cover designs–Classic and Pattern– both with gold foil stamping. Presented in a minimalist cover, the planner contains 144 pages with dotted weekly pages ideal for bullet journaling, as well as creative journaling.

Monthly Calendar and Weekly Layout – Have the freedom in planning or unleashing your creativity with spacious dotted spaces and a minimalist layout.

THE MULTI TASKER : BDJ PETIT PLANNER – Php350

The BDJ Petit Planner comes in two styles—Purple and Pastel—both with zippered plastic covers that can be an instant pocket or a secondary wallet for your cards, bills, and receipts.

Get the functionality of the regular-sized BDJ planner in a pint-sized version with the BDJ Petit Planner.

  • Monthly Calendar and Weekly Layout – Write down quick notes, random thoughts, or simple inspiring ideas
  • Special Pages – Simple pages for making your own lists or goals

JOURNALS AND NOTEBOOKS

QUEST JOURNAL TRAVEL—Php480

The Quest Journal Travel is a classic. Its versatility and beautiful cover make it a perfect companion for almost anybody. Consider it a blank canvas that will allow you to have your planner or journal your way.

It contains two elastics for refillable and interchangeable notebooks as well as a vinyl zippered pouch, with small pockets for cards, photos, receipts and random documents. An elastic cord holds everything in place.

  • Specs: 12.5 x 22 cm
  • With 2 notebook fillers
  • (blank and dot/grid inside pages)

Available in eight (8) colors (Coffee, Midnight, Mint, Olive, Pastel, Powder, Rose, Salmon).

QUEST JOURNAL MEDIUM—Php480

NEW! Sized at 13.7 x 19.5cm, Quest Journal Medium is the happy middle if you can’t quite find yourself holding the big or mini versions. Enjoy the same beautiful leather cover, 2 notebook fillers and vinyl zippered pouch.

  •   Specs: 13.7 x 19.5 cm
  • With 2 notebook fillers (blank and dot inside pages)

Available in eight (8) colors (Coffee, Midnight, Mint, Olive, Pastel, Powder, Rose, Salmon).

QUEST JOURNAL MINI—Php280

The Quest Journal Mini is the perfect travel companion—its durable leather cover makes it ready for any adventure you choose to have. The elastic cord can hold your passport together with one (1) mini blank notebook where you can write your travel checklists and journal. Meanwhile, the vinyl zippered pouch can hold your cards, receipts and photos.

  •           Specs: 10.5 x 13.5 cm
  • With 1 notebook filler (blank inside pages)

Available in eight (8) colors (Coffee, Midnight, Mint, Olive, Pastel, Powder, Rose, Salmon).

QUEST FILLERS

The leather cover of the Quest Journal is meant to last longer than any plan or journal you’re writing about. We’re making Quest Fillers available so you can refill your Quest Journal and carry on. Choose from blank, dotted, grid and lined variants.

  • Big fillers are available for Php 100 in blank, dotted, grid and lined pages.
  • Medium fillers are available for Php 100 in blank and dotted pages.
  • Mini fillers available for Php70 in blank and dotted pages.

GAMEPLAN—Php180

 This handy undated planner comes in four (4) covers with inspirational quotes—Conquer, Fearless, Go and Sparkle—so you’re always on top of your game. Each one is good to use for three (3) months. It provides plenty of dotted space ideal for bullet journaling, as well as timestamps for planning your days in an hourly manner. If you’re keen on starting the planning habit but are not sure if you can make the year-round commitment, Gameplan is for you.

  • Monthly Dividers – Provides enough space for listing down goals and important tasks or  events
  • Monthly Calendar – Undated calendar layout with enough space for notes and schedules
  • Weekly Layout – It provides plenty of dotted space ideal for bullet journaling, as well as timestamps for planning your days in an hourly manner

ESSENTIALS  NOTEBOOK—Php240

The Essentials Notebook comes in three (3) types—black cover with blank inside pages, kraft cover with dotted inside pages and gray cover with grid inside pages. Essentials Notebooks give you liberty in journaling.

SCHEMA NOTEBOOK—Php200

The Schema notebook is designed to be simple and handy, and comes in either blank or dotted pages. Its perforated pages allow you to tear sheets you are done with, so you keep only the notes you need.

FMN—Php168

Take note and don’t worry about forgetting important reminders. Forget-Me-Not notepads are handy and come in three variants:

  • FMN Meetings Journal – jot down important notes from a meeting
  • FMN Ideas Journal – capture that light down moment and write (or draw!) that idea
  • FMN List Journal – create as many lists as you want!

OTHER PRODUCTS

CALENDAR PAD—Php250

The Calendar Pad features tear-off sheets and an intricate paisley design that users can bring to life by adding colors. Versatile is the best word to describe this calendar since users can customize and utilize it in two ways: First, as a monthly guide where dates are placed from left to right. And second, as a weekly guide where the boxes are vertically filled by the hour.

BLACK FOLIO—Php580

The Black Folio is your blank canvas. Use it as a photo album or as a scrapbook, even as a vision board. Let this simple black book help you attract all the positive energies you need to help magically transform your desires into life!

BDJ CLEAR STAMPS—Php320

The reusable stamps make goal-setting and goal-keeping fun! Decorative stamps help you present your tasks in a fresh way, and may encourage you to write and plan more creatively. It comes in two new sets: Creativity and Plan.

Get all stamps for Php400 at all leading bookstores nationwide or visit us at ilovebdj.com.

BDJ STICKERS—Php50

The new BDJ stickers will help you be more creative in designing and customizing your BDJ planner pages, as well as inspire you to set and reach for your goals. It comes in four new designs: Labels, Statements, Frames and Prints.

CUSTOMIZATION

Additional Php80 each item

Customize your BDJ Planners and Quest Journals with your names or power words.

Get it at all leading bookstores nationwide or visit us at ilovebdj.com.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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,

Secrets Revealed! Carefree x Laybare

We all have our beliefs and misconceptions when it comes to using panty liners and shaving. Let me break it to you with what I have learned from #SecretsRevealedWithCarefreeXLaybare, Panty liners, girls, should be used EVERYDAY atleast change 2 times a day. For shaving It isn’t true, hair becomes thicker as it grows back. With hygiene, it is simple just keep yourself clean not only the outside but also in the inside, like what Gretchen Ho said LOVE YOURSELF is the most important thing. If you feel great in the inside, everything will follow. 

 We see women talk and share experiences about the best tips on makeup, skincare, and healthy lifestyle habits to keep themselves in tip-top shape. But behind closed doors, we find Filipinas spending many hours taking hidden rituals – intimate beauty secrets – that are undeniably integral to the foundations of their private beauty routines. It proves that for women, feeling beautiful all starts with feeling clean and fresh – especially ‘down there’. Rarely a topic of conversation, girls have been shying away from sharing, and sadly, even merely asking how and why they should take care for their most sensitive part of the body. Without enough opportunities for girls to discover and exchange their grooming secrets, women always feel that intimate hygiene is a restricted subject – but it doesn’t have to be.

This is where CAREFREE® and Lay Bare come in – two of the most trusted brands by Filipinas today that champion intimate grooming – teaming up for the first time to provide a platform that boldly allows women to get real together about their feminine hygiene needs, discover secret care tips for their private area, and ultimately, be proud of the intimate beauty secrets they keep that upgrade their beauty quotient and boost their overall confidence.

“We talked to women and found out that simply looking good is not enough to make them feel empowered and ready to take on anything. At the core of our findings is how feeling fresh and clean ‘down there’ is extremely important for all women to help her feel poised to conquer her endeavors. Just like the right outfit or makeup that makes you look good, the right feminine hygiene makes you feel even better,” said Claire Ericta, Brand Manager for CAREFREE®. “In addition to washing, adopting the daily habit of using CAREFREE® panty liners can help them feel clean and fresh down there throughout the day, everyday. You know that feeling when you have this secret source of confidence and self-assurance? It goes a long way and make women feel invincible to achieve their day-to-day hustle.”

Christine David, Lay Bare’s Senior Manager for Learning & Development and Service Delivery Champion, also echoes how intimate grooming is not just another vanity act but an integral part of hygiene rituals. “A proper intimate hygiene ritual for women does not just guarantee physical cleanliness,” shared David. “Lay Bare has been known for our Brazilian waxing services that help women not just to feel fresh, but provide the utmost hygienic benefits too. Feeling clean and fresh down there also gives you that extra boost of confidence when you feel and look your best as you set out to the world.”      

During the one-day only CAREFREE® x Lay Bare event, CAREFREE®’s Intimate Beauty Ambassador, Gretchen Ho, also took the stage to proudly reveal how her own intimate beauty secrets encourage her confidence while she navigates her transformative twenties as a volleyball star, celebrity host, and most importantly, as a woman. “I’m very happy to be here in this event where we can actually put this in the open because it is so valuable for us Filipinas to be able to take care of our intimate beauty. Because what you feel down there, is what you project to people. If there’s one thing I’ve got be sensitive about its my hygiene, especially down there,” shared Ho.

The CAREFREE® x Lay Bare Intimate Beauty Studio was designed to provide a fun, quirky but educational space for women to know more about intimate beauty grooming, and share their own intimate beauty secrets with others too. For CAREFREE® and Lay Bare, it all begins by pooling together brave and modern women to start the conversation about the personal, and sometimes, secret “rituals” and hygiene needs women deserve to realize and embrace – and today, they are finally taking it on.

Don’t miss your chance to elevate your intimate beauty rituals this February 2018 by visiting participating Lay Bare Waxing Salon branches to avail of free CAREFREE® panty liners. Visit the official Facebook page of CAREFREE® Philippines at www.facebook.com/CarefreePH for more information.

 

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

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

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

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

 

CNY Winner Angela Palacio

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

 

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

 

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Why the Vivo V7+ is the best Holiday Gift this Year!

With the holiday season just around the corner, people have been hunting for a good Christmas buy for presents. Phone presents have been a huge hit since the advent of advanced telecommunications and phone brands have been competing for the spotlight in a Christmas shopper’s list.

Vivo’s premium smartphone the V7+ does not disappoint despite an affordable price tag attached to it. This latest pride in Vivo packs in all the top of the line features which is at par with the smartphone industry’s best of the best.

 

Perfect shots anytime, anywhere with the 24MP front-facing camera

Known as a selfie-centric phone, the V7+ perfects all shots for clearer selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera—one of the industry’s firsts. With the V7+ 24MP front-facing camera photos come out clear-cut, crisp, and natural-looking. Likewise, the 16MP rear camera, with its 64MP UHD that can produce detailed quality photos, blurred shots are a thing of the past. Night shots using the camera’s professional mode make photos come out are perfectly clear.

Moreover, the V7+ offers a face beauty feature for Vivo calls, so anyone is always ready to take a video call anytime, any day. When in a dimly-lit environment, Selfie Softlight goes to work offering soft but flattering illumination.                  

24 MP front camera for holiday get-togethers come out great with the all-screen display, framing the photo perfectly

Vivo V7+ does an awesome job with selfies. With the Bokeh mode, selfie photos come out with a tinge of creativity. Backgrounds are blurred to emphasize the main subject of the photo

Augmented visual experience with the all-screen display

Smartphone fans are raving about the V7+’s 5.99” all-screen display with its 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced game and visual experience. You can maximize the whole screen even more with the option to remove navigation buttons completely simply with the slide of a finger and enjoy a 12.5% viewing area.                

V7+ brings smart in smartphone with its leading-edge Face ID feature

A smart phone indeed, the V7+ would “wake up” within 0.1 second with the Face ID feature with the user merely picking up the phone and raising it in portrait mode to unlock and it is ready to go. Ultra secure, the Face ID feature employs 106 facial points to avoid other facial recognition.

Enjoy an action-packed game experience

The V7+ rocks the latest OS. Heavy game players can benefit from the V7+ as it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon Octacore processor, making playing of heavy games enjoyable and smooth-running. The V7+ 4GB ROM allows user to multi-task, open multipole applications without the worry of lagging and with the special Game Mode feature, disturbing the current game play with app notifications is never a problem. The Game Mode of the phone also allows for uninterrupted game play while taking a phone call at the same time. The all-screen display of the V7+ makes the visual experience while playing games truly optimal.

Vivo’s V7+ rocks all the outstanding features. However, in terms of quality anchored to affordability, the Vivo V7+ definitely wins. A price that is easy on the pocket and specs that hit the ceiling in terms of quality and performance, the Vivo V7+ is a surefire hit amongst gift-givers and gift-receivers.

About Vivo

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

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

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 accounts. https://twitter.com/vivo_phil