Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Neutrogena has Landed!

I’ve been covering events since I started working. And this year, I have hosted events for Forever 21. But it was only last week that I got to be on the other end, as I was being presented ad one of the eight brand ambassadors of Neutrogena.


I took a half-day leave from work, and got to Watsons at SM Makati by 3:30 pm sharp (that was the call time). Everything was all set:
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And as briefed by the Neutrogena team, a photo exhibit was set up at the other end:
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Since I was there early, I took a shot of everyone’s pictures:

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And the seven products of the Fine Fairness line:
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Caption for the mask: All the girls will have to agree that the mask is our favorite from the lot. We all ran out of stock for this, and we can’t wait for the Neutrogena team to replenish them by this week ;)


It’s been five weeks since we’ve started using the Fine Fairness line, and as mentioned in my previous post, it’s been a while since I’ve used a complete skincare. I am more than happy with the one-month result. Not only is my skin smoother, I actually have naturally rosy cheeks, too! Goodbye, blusher! ;P


By this time, all eight of us were complete. We were very excited, and all pumped up for the event. Such a lovely group photo, don’t you think?
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Time passed by so fast, that it was already 5PM. I didn’t even realize how big a crowd had already gathered at Watsons until I saw the blog post of Phoebe.


*photo credit: Phoebe of phoebeann.me


Our host for the afternoon was the beautiful hot momma Christine Jacob, who introduced all of us one by one, as we came up on stage.


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*thanks to Hannah of Flaircandy.com for the photo :D


We did a very casual Q&A with Christine, and while listening to the other brand ambassadors talk about Neutrogena’s Fine Fairness line and Start the Year light campaign, I realized how blessed I am to be with such amazing women who are very passionate about their interests and excel in them as well. I also feel very responsible and empowered—all of eight us serve as the catalyst to passing on positive energy to all the ladies out there. We really hope that we can help everyone start the year light and radiant, not only with regards to their skin, but with their life as well.


From my editor days with Chalk and Pink (with readers who are young and curious, and mostly very insecure and unsure), it has always been one of my goals to instill a high self-esteem to all the women out there. It’s all about loving yourself, and appreciating who you are and what you can do. It’s all about good vibes, and believing that you deserve only the best.


And while you’re at it, might as well work on getting beautiful smooth and glowing skin with the Fine Fairness line. I must admit—working for your goals is so much easier when you can face the world with skin that’s clear and radiant. Don’t you agree?


Thank you so much, Neutrogena, for picking me as one of your brand ambassadors. Here’s to more ladies who will start the year light this 2011 ;)


*To know more about the Fine Fairness line and how you can start the year light, go to Neutrogena fan page.  Oh, and they're third task is up: Lighten & Renew.  For the new year, show us how you will keep your self light by staying young.  Post a picture of how you will keep the child in you alive in 2011.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Shine and more...

I have to thank Jewelmer for introducing me to the wonderful world of pearls—golden pearls to be exact. Owning pieces from this Philippine South Sea pearl jeweler has become a part of my wish list. And now, I want them even more, after seeing the 2011 collections, which was showcased at an exclusive event recently.


Jewelmer presented three collections, each having a unique inspiration that served as the foundation for each set. The “Buona Annata” pays tribute to the fine art of winemaking, with each piece created to mimic that of freshly picked grapes. Cascading golden pearls in different sizes, attached to a diamond-encrusted “vine,” is the predominant design for this group.
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The “Rosone” revolves around ethereal flowers that are seen on most stained glass windows of cathedrals. These intricately lace-shaped rings, earrings, and pendants are a perfect match for those who love history, art, and religion.
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But what got everyone really excited were the cocktail rings from the “Lautitia” collection. Jewelmer has always presented expertly handcrafted earrings and necklaces, but we couldn’t be more elated with this latest addition. Host Bianca Valerio adds, “I personally love the Lautitia collection of cocktail rings, because it has made Jewelmer’s designs more mainstream, young, and playful, while still being opulent and sophisticated.”
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A favorite of most attendees was the floral cocktail ring with five petals filled with colored stones, and one petal that has diamonds and slightly lifted higher than the other five petals—surely a ring that will surely make people take notice.  Here's Liza Ilarde of thefashpack clearly enjoying the baubles :) They're so fun and pretty :D
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More photos of what happened at the intimate reveal:
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Before I end this post... I just realized that we only have one last weekend before Christmas.  Are you done with the holiday shopping?
Jewelmer stores are located at the following:
EDSA Shangri-La Hotel (02.9107571),
Makati Shangri-La Hotel (02.7577447),
Manila Peninsula Hotel (02.5015862),
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel (02.8341468),
Alabang Town Center (02.7723529),
Glorietta IV (02.7296735),
Shangri-la Plaza Mall (02.6375146),
SM Megamall (02.6335068),
SM Mall of Asia (02.5566344),
Trinoma (02.9015823),
Ayala Center Cebu (32.2315665),
Eastwood Mall – (02.9150389)
Greenbelt 5 – (02.7576441)
Marquee Mall, Pampanga – (045.3040295)
One of the quickest ways to buy a present is to purchase Forever 21 Gift Cards at SM Megamall.  I'm sure no one will say no to these :D  They come in P1,000 and P2,000 denominations, and the greatest news?  They don't expire!
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Cash or EPS payments only.  
See ya at the store :D

Lastly:
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Happy holiday shopping!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More Outdoor Fun, thanks to Neutrogena

For Neutrogena Fine Fairness's 2nd task: Show us how you will face 2011 fearlessly by posting a photo of you engaged in an outdoor activity.
Here I am, ready to do some swimming with the whale sharks (butanding) in Bohol.  I had this activity earlier this year, and it was such an amazing experience.
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Here's to more fun outdoor activities for 2011.  With Neutrogena Fine Fairness, I don't have to worry about my skin getting dark or uneven ;)  Now, what activities are you looking forward to?  Post your fave outdoor photos in Neutrogena Fine Fairness facebook fan page now—the top 50 entries will get a Neutrogena Fine Fairness set for free ;)


BTW, tomorrow's the big day as eight of us Brand Ambassadors will be officially presented:
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If you happen to be in the area, do drop by.  We'd love to meet you :D

Monday, December 13, 2010

Harmony in a Beauty Kit

From Aya Yamuguchi’s artworks printed on the packaging of its cleansing oils and Tsumori Chisato’s whimsical makeup collection based on Saint-Exupery’s Little Prince, Shu Uemura presents yet another fantastical set, with its Christmas 2010 makeup collection.




For this Japanese beauty brand, its products revolve around the founding principle that “art is the way of life,” a philosophy that undergirds their special collaborations with established artists.

For the Christmas collection, the brand handpicked young artisan Aya Takano, a multimedia artist who paints, draws, and writes essays as forms of creative expressions, to come up with magical symbols, fusing Japanese manga and science fiction. Encased in hot pink packaging, this holiday set is a breath of fresh air as it celebrates the merry season with bright and youthful colors that aren’t green, red, or metallics.


Our favorite from the lot are the eye and cheek palettes: Reindeer Kiss XXXX is for those who are more experimental with eyeshadow colors, mimicking that of a frosty winter land that shimmers; while the Bowwow! Magic Queen palette will suit morenas (or those who want a no-makeup-look) best with sparkling glitter eyeshadow hues that are reminiscent of gold and bronze, Christmas-themed holiday d├ęcor.


For an extra dash of playful and festive aura, try the new waterproof, long-lasting, creamy mechanical eyeliners called paint crayons in sweet candy shades such as glitzy blue, magical pink, and sparkly purple.  If you’re really up for some mystical vibe, then the premium and partial false eyelashes are just the accents you need. More wearable and fun makeup tools await you at the Shu Uemura shops, and don’t forget to check out their peace and harmony mini brush set that’s packed in a pink triangular-shape believed to represent harmony. “I was always fascinated by geometric motifs, I hope the motifs I have created can be worn by girls as their magical charms,” adds Takano.


But before you head out to the Shu Uemura stores located at Rockwell Power Plant mall and Rustan’s Department Store in Makati and Shangri-La Plaza mall, check out this oh-so-cute video clip :)




I love the sounds, it's really bubblegum fantastical :D

Friday, December 10, 2010

Forever 21 Promo Buys!

Yipee!  I just bought the last piece of bonnet (at a promo price of P205) this morning.  This promo started last weekend, but I wasn't able to visit the store back then.  Good thing, one of our store managers found the last piece and informed me about it. Yay! 

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Original price is P435, and it went down to P205 ;)  Imagine that!
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Watch out for more promo price/good deals this weekend onwards ;)
Only at Forever 21, SM Megamall.
Store hours: Sun-Thurs 10am-11pm; Fri-Sat 10am-12mn

My Skincare Routine is Back :D

Thanks to Neutrogena, I am now back with a skincare routine. Ever since I got pregnant (which was more than two years ago), I have stopped applying facial products. I tried quite a few—sticking to just a pot of moisturizer at night, and skipping the rest of the products. I was just too lazy back then.


But with Neutrogena’s Fine Fairness line, it was different. All of eight of us (Brand Ambassadors) agree that the calming scent is something we all love. It definitely makes this skincare routine a great way to start and end our day.






Their latest addition to the line, Deep Whitening Mask, is something I was definitely looking forward to using. With pure Retinol concentration and Phyto-lily extract, this mask promises to visibly lighten dark spots in just 3 weeks!  PR consultant and training manager Lia Bernardo shared that you should massage the remaining serum left by the mask onto your face. It is also advised that you shouldn’t wash your face after taking out the mask, and leave it as is overnight.  And I did just all of that :) Will fill you in on the details after 3 weeks then ;)


*Find out what Neutrogena Fine Fairness line has in store for you, and get to know the other brand ambassadors by visiting the Neutrogena Philippines Facebook Page.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Neutrogena's First Task for a Lighter YOU :D

Got a fabulous pic with the happiest smile you've got? Then join Neutrogena Fine Fairness' quest on starting the year light. Simply go to the Neutrogena Fine Fairness facebook page and post a picture of you with your most positive optimistic smile—because only good things are coming your way this new year!


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Monday, December 6, 2010

Vita Fede's Anniversary Sale X Stylebible.phg

I was one of the lucky girls who got to meet the lady, Sharlene Tan, behind the European brand Vita Fede.  I can't believe it's been a year since she brought in the brand—so proud of her.  And mark its one year here in the Philippines, she (together with Stylebible.ph) is hosting a three-day exclusive online sale from December 8 to 10.  Read on to find out more about the brand and the details of this "private" sale :D


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A staple in the wardrobe of Hollywood A-listers such as Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Katherine Heigl, Lindsay Lohan, Emmy Rossum, Olivia Palermo, Fergie and Jessica Biel, Vita Fede is also a favorite among Manila’s fashionable celebrities including Ruffa Gutierrez, Georgina Wilson, Anne Curtis and Kris Aquino. Known for attention to detail, Vita Fede is committed to using only the finest materials and techniques. The pieces are all hand manufactured by the same skilled artisans tapped by Fendi, Gucci, YSL and Dior, who are very particular about their craftsmanship, making the items very covetable pieces.


As a way of thanking everyone who supported Vita Fede’s launch in the Philippines, selected pieces will be sold at very special prices--as much as 35% off regular retail prices from 12:01AM on December 8 to 11:59PM on December 10 with StyleBible’s The Mall playing host to this exclusive sale event. StyleBible.ph is the online counterpart of Preview magazine, the Philippines' best-selling fashion magazine. Like the glossy, the site focuses on the latest in local and global fashion, the newest in beauty, and the hottest around, including special deals and discounts such as this.


“I'm incredibly excited about Vita Fede's online sale, which will be hosted by StyleBible's The Mall as it will be our first online selling event. I know many fashionistas who'd love to get their hands on a few of their accessories and the fact they'll be selling at a big discount is a huge plus. My only tip is to really mark the dates on your calendars to make sure you don't miss out!” says Isha Andaya, StyleBible.ph managing editor.


Vita Fede Marketing Manager, Sharlene Tan says “The pieces will only be sold at special prices during those three days, afterwhich they will go back up to their original retail prices. Items will be very limited so make it a point to bookmark the site www.stylebible.ph and log on early on December 8 so you’ll get the best deals. This is the perfect time to shop for Christmas gifts for very special people on your list.”


Check out some of the goodies that are in store for you :)

VITA FEDE Nuovo Fibbia Bangle from P6,850 to P4,450 (Medium Size) and from P9,250 to P6,450 (Large)
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VITA FEDE Canti Cuff will be sold at only P3,950. Regular retail price is P5,250.
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VITA FEDE Stella Necklace’s price for the Style Bible sale is only P11,950. Prices go back up to P16,850 after the three day online event.
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VITA FEDE Devi Cuff is at a special price of P7,250 from its P9,250 retail.
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Get the celebrity favorite VITA FEDE Cono Necklace only at P8,950, discounted from its P11,850 retail price.
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Get the VITA FEDE Albi Bracelet for only P3,950. Regular price is P4,850.
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* For more information, email Vita Fede at philippine.retail@vitafede.com or log on to The Mall at www.stylebible.ph  

Friday, December 3, 2010

Get Ready for This!

Sales to watch out for this coming week:

Vita Fede x Stylebible.ph :D
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Orly and other goodies:
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From the people behind Hobbes & Landes:
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LAJ’s warehouse: 2F Topy Building IV, 3 Economia St., Bagumbayan, Q.C.
Selection of LEGO, Combi, Thinkun, Viking, Nuk

Dec 8-11 (Wed-Sat), 10am-5pm
Visa & Mastercard accepted
Split Credit Card Transactions NOT allowed. 





Start and end your holiday shopping this coming week with all these promos.

Don't forget to visit Forever 21 for great gift buys for you and your loved ones, too!
Check out these fabulous boots at a promo price of P775.  They came out yesterday afternoon.  So, do hurry and visit the store ASAP to score a pair, or two!
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Store hours: Sun-Th (10am-11pm), Fri-Sat (10am-12mn)

Happy Hunting! :D 

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