Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hair Loss: The Causes and Remedies that You Need to Know

There are various causes for hair loss in women and, believe it or not, I have been a victim of one of these causes myself. While my cause of hair loss was the hormonal imbalance that came with my pregnancy, it goes without saying that hair loss may hit you when you least expect it, too.

Fortunately, there are various home remedies for hair loss that you can look into nowadays.

If you have noticed that your thinning hair simply isn't as thick as it used to be, then you might want to try out various vitamins and supplements to help you with your predicament, too.

Conversely, you can start using L'Oreal's Fall Repair products, as well.

The L'Oreal Paris Fall Repair products are packed with arginine to restore the hair's vitality and are very effective at battling hair loss. However, do keep in mind that you will have to keep using them on a regular basis if you want to say goodbye to hair loss for good! :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Do You Love Tom Cruise Movies? (GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!)

Tom Cruise has been and always will be my first love. As such, it shouldn't come as any wonder if I collect every single movie that he has been in. Fortunately, he hasn't been in any extremely bad ones yet, so there's nothing in my DVD collection to barf about just yet. :p

The good news is that Magnavision has recently released two of Tom Cruise's newer movies  and because I love him so much and because I love you guys so much, I'm hosting a giveaway wherein 3 of you can win a set of Tom Cruise DVDs courtesy of Magnavision.

Those DVDs are as follows:

Jack Reacher

I mean, seriously: what is not to love about this man? He is timeless and so are his movies - including "Jack Reacher". I don't care what anybody else says. :p


Take it from me. This sci-fi mindfuck masterpiece is a definite must-see despite all of the loopholes and confusion that may go on in your head during and after the movie. :p

So, what are you waiting for? Fill up the Rafflecopter below and be one of the 3 lucky winners who will take home some Tom Cruise-y goodness!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck! :)

All Fellow Globe Telecom Subscribers Get Free Facebook for 3 Months! Enjoy!

Dear fellow Globe Telecom subscribers, my, have I got news for you!

This Christmas, Globe has decided to be so kind as to partner up with Facebook to give its 36 million subscribers free access to Facebook on mobile phone for the next three months starting tomorrow (October 31, 2013). Is that the best Christmas and Halloween treat ever or what?

Thank you, Mark Zuckerberg! :D

That's right. Every single Globe Prepaid, Postpaid, and TM subscriber using feature phones and smartphones in the country (Blackberry excluded - sorry!) will be able to access Facebook through Facebook's mobile site or app for free. This means that you will be able to post, like, comment, chat, add friends, upload photos, share posts, and more on Facebook without the need for Wi-Fi for the next 3 months! Awesomesauce!

If you're worried about billshock or nakaw load when it comes to this, then don't! You will be notified if you will incur data charges once a link that leads out of Facebook is clicked. Yay! :D

Plus - and I swear this next feature was made for me - if you don't have enough prepaid load on you, you can “loan” a 10MB data plan for only P10, which will be deducted on your succeeding top-up. This way, you can fully explore content outside Facebook, making the experience seamless and worry-free.

Thank you, Globe Telecom, for giving your subscribers the power to connect through Facebook for free. Love you forevs! :)

To find out more about Globe Free Facebook; just dial *143# and select FREE FB. :) Enjoy!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

adidas CRAZYCOOL Features Climacool® Technology Plus Much More!

In case you haven't gotten the hint yet: I frickin' love adidas! Haha. To be honest, I never post anything on my blog that I don't like. So, after seeing the amount of published blog posts I have on adidas, my love for the brand should be pretty evident by now.

I really can't help it, though. After all, they always come out with such gorgeous new lines. Just check out the new adidas CRAZYCOOL line, which is perfect for the next generation of runners who value maximum flexibility, breathability and comfort.

I'm no professional runner, but I still want them in every color!!! Haha. Is that crazy?

adidas CRAZYCOOL features:

- Climacool® technology
- improved flexible design and construction
- all-around 360-degree ventilation
- a high-flex midsole for a dynamic look and fit
- extremely light weight
- improved durability in high wear areas

The adidas CRAZYCOOL line is also constructed to create the ultimate freedom for the movement of your feet, featuring anatomical flex grooves that facilitate smooth transition while running.

The adidas CRAZYCOOL line is available in a wide range of colorways and retails for Php5,495 in adidas Sports Performance and retail stores, including their Fort branch.

For more information on adidas CRAZYCOOL, feel free to like adidas Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Twitter :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

To stop, to lie down and to sleep for a hundred years.

Hi guys, I'm sorry. I know I've been neglecting my blog recently. The thing is I've gotten promoted to Managing Editor on When in Manila and it has become more important to me than life itself. Haha.

On a side note: how do you like my new hair, courtesy of Vince from Folded & Hung's Famous Salon? :)

To be honest, I don't really have much time for anything else nowadays. Not that I'm complaining; it's just a fact.

I've been busy editing articles, going to events and replying to a lot of emails (understatement of the century!) In fact, my email inbox is so full that I have to bring my laptop everywhere and find time to be productive whenever I can.

Otherwise, I check my mail at night and mentally shoot myself in the throat. :p

denim jacket from Uniqlo

There are days when all I want to do is stop, lie down and sleep for a hundred years; but 1) I love my job too much and 2) if I did that, I'd wake up being 126 and that would be gross. :p

claw ring from House of Luxe
silver infinity rings from Wear Mauve
two-color infinity ring from I Am Wengski
swallow ring from The Little Things She Needs

In case you can't tell... I like infinity signs. :p

heart top from ASOS
houndstooth skirt from Copper

Fortunately, my best friends are bloggers, too, so it isn't hard to find time to catch up and be awesome together :)

red boots from Chick Flick Collection

My ultimate superhero booties! XD

So, yeah. Generally speaking, life's been pretty good for me. :) "The Walking Dead" is back. I've been reading more books (currently re-reading "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman). And I am currently obsessed with a movie called "Stuck in Love" and the song "Between the Bars" by Elliott Smith.

Check all of those things out - you won't regret it :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Folded & Hung Famous Salon - I Am Famous Once Again!

Do you remember my very first experience with Folded & Hung's Famous Salon? I definitely do. Well, since then, Folded & Hung has opened two more branches of their Famous Salon - one in Greenhills and the other in Glorietta 5, which is the branch that I went to during my last visit.

While I love the Glorietta 5 branch of Famous Salon coz it's much easier to get to compared to its Robinsons Place Manila counterpart, it didn't have that oomph factor: that is, the cafe. :(

Which is why I sat down looking like this. Haha. I know, I know. I need to tame that hair! :p

The good news is that they did have the same awesome walls that reminded me of my college condo days, though. <3

I also had the same company :)

What makes this particular Famous Salon visit better than the last one that I featured, though, would definitely be my hair stylist, Vince. The minute he said "I love girls with short hair," I knew we would get along swimmingly.

I pretty much went through the regular process of hair salon-ing. I got my hair blown.

And then I got my hair colored. Vince chose a Mocha color for me because he didn't think that I should go for the crazy red or crazy blue that I was originally hoping for - and I trusted him. :p

And I got my hair treated! Spot the pretty Charlene behind my pa-cute smile. :p

And then it was time to cut my hair. I am so used to hair stylists putting down short hair, talking me out of getting my hair cut and basically just being against short hair, in general; so Vince was a refreshing change. :)

I was pleasantly surprised when he said he wanted to cut my hair even shorter (think Miley!) and when he told me that my short hair matches my strong personality. (Naks! Close agad!)

Seriously, though, Vince is the bomb. Look for him at Famous Salon when you go. You won't regret it :)

He even gave me awesome styling tips for my short hair and introduced me to Cynos camopaste, which is like a miracle product for short hair! I need to get my hands on some of that shit, I swear!

While this particular Famous visit didn't really feel like a "blogger's event" like the last one did, Vince definitely ensured that I left with a smile on my face. Thank you, Vince! I will be back for you! Haha. :)

Cetaphil - Because Rashes Aren't Just for Kids

As mentioned in one of my previous blog posts, Syrena has been using Cetaphil products ever since she was a baby. I used to think that babies were the only ones who could experience the symptoms of rashes and so, I never really made much of an effort in learning how to get rid of rashes in any way.

Imagine my surprise, when at an event sometime last month, Seph showed up with rashes on his neck. I found it a lil funny that a grown man would still experience rashes but lo and behold... I ended up getting rashes on my neck yesterday! And Seph and I are already in our 20s!!! :(

I'm not sure what the reasons are behind Seph's rashes, but I got mine from fake jewelry... Sigh.

Protect yourself from rashes by using Cetaphil's Gentle Skin Cleanser and Cetaphil's Moisturizing Lotion or, if it's too late because the rashes have already broken out, use the aforementioned products to relieve yourself of the itchiness. It actually works - trust me! :)

Naturally, it would also help to arm yourself with more knowledge on rashes, in general, to keep yourself as safe as humanly possible.

For more information on Cetaphil's products, like Cetaphil Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Twitter :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Every Filipina Can Now Be More Proud of Her Color (GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!)

Filipinas deserve the best when it comes to their beauty. Well, Filipinas everywhere will now be empowered to showcase their looks and their character with L'Oreal Professionnel.

L’Oreal Professionnel’s advocacy is to provide all Filipinas with the best hair color using the right hair color brand for them chosen through proper consultation and diagnosis. They also aim to teach hairstylists about the science of proper skin tone diagnosis in order to give every Filipina mestiza, morena or chinita- the hair color that suits her best.

This is where the Wear Your Color Proud Campaign comes in: to bring back proper consultation and diagnosis in the salon.

An integral part of this campaign is the Color Consultation Diagnosis Guide and Training to aid both the hairstylists and their clients based on the latter’s skin tone and a clear understanding of L’Oreal Professionnel’s color brands for the clients’ preference.

With a reliable education tool and guided consultation and diagnosis with the hairstylist, you will now be able to choose the proper hair color that will suit you best, giving you more control over your hair color overall. This collaborative effort will also make you more comfortable over your decision, and give you a boost of confidence and satisfaction.

For this campaign, L’Oreal Professionnel has partnered with the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP). With a healthy mix of different kinds of Filipinas in its roster of talents, PMAP is the perfect partner to represent the campaign.

To be able to execute this grand partnership in a sensational manner it truly deserves, L’Oreal Professionnel mounted a beauty and fashion shoot with non-other thanPhotographer Sara Black and Fashion Designer and Project Runway Philippines alumna Milka Quin. Together, the team was able to elegantly express the message the campaign aims to convey  that every Filipina - mestiza, morena or chinita - can now be be prouder by having the most ideal hair color for her.

#proudmorena #proudmestiza and #proudchinita

Which one are you?

Now, it is your chance to get the hair color that will suit your skin tone best! L’Oreal Professionnel is holding the Wear Your Color Proud Week where women are invited to get the hair color that will truly bring out the best in them and will make them prouder.This November 11 to 15, we are offering a special promotionFor every hair color service that one person will avail, get another hair color service for a friend absolutely FREE!

This will be available in the partner salons of L’Oreal Professionnel: Bench Fix Salon; Bang’s Tony & Jackey; Henri Calayag Salon; Philippe Tordjman Le Salon; and Regine’s Salon.

Get the best hair color for your skin tone by availing of this exclusive offer during the Wear Your Color Proud Week. But before this, I'll be one of the firsts to be part of this color movement and I'm giving away the slot for my +1! :)


This contest is over.
Thank you for joining. :)
The winner, Em Maglasang, will be contacted. Congrats!

Don't forget to tag me, @LorealProPh and #wearyourcolorproud and leave your links in the comments section :)

To know more about L’Oreal Professionnel Steampod and its #WearYourColorProud campaign, visit their official website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram: @LOrealProPH :)

Monday, October 21, 2013

adiZero PrimeKnit: So Colorful. So Exciting.

Have you heard of the new adiZero Primeknit 2.0 yet? The adiZero Primeknit is actually the first one-piece upper Performance running shoe. It's 2.0 version, however, is the same shoe... but in new and exciting colours for both men and women this Fall/Winter season.

Using the latest design tools and new seamless engineering technology, adidas has definitely created a unique running shoes. While sports shoes are traditionally made from various pieces, this method digitally knits the whole upper bit in a single piece. How awesome is that? Knitting fused yearn fine-tunes the support and flexibility that every part of the shoe needs, as well.

There aren't any reinforcements or linings, either. The strength merely comes from the fused yarn that is digitally knitted into distinct grid patterns for the utmost ventilation and lightweight comfort. Fewer materials produce less waste, too!

Without a doubt, adidas keeps innovating to bring superior performance products to great athletes worldwide. The adiZero Primeknit doesn't just rethink footwear engineering, though; it will forever change the way that people engineer shoes by combining premium innovation with maximum performance benefits.

The White and Pink models from the adiZero Primeknit collection can now be found at adidas Bonifacio Global City at Php8,295. The others will follow. Which color is your favourite? :)

For more information, like adidas Philippines on Facebook :)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Flawless' Cell Booster Infusion Mask - The Benefits of Stem Cell Facials

As mentioned in my previous Flawless post, my first visit to Flawless was the first time I actually felt relaxed while getting a facial.

While I'm not entirely sure if this is because of the lightweight hands of my awesome aesthetician (is that the right term?) or the ambience of Flawless' Mall of Asia branch, or if the facial really is just relaxing overall; I found myself not cringing or dreading what was coming next every step of the way.

It was my first time to get a stem cell facial, but it had been something that I had wanted to try for a while, what with me realizing that I am not getting any younger with time. :p

Stem cells basically have growth factors, which can protect the skin from oxidative stress, while boosting its repair repair and rejuvenation systems at the same time. Right now, this is the most scientifically-proven effective tool against wrinkles and other signs of aging. Talk about heaven sent!

Other benefits of stem cell facials include:

- Skin stimulation
- New cell growth
- Younger cells
- Skin damage reversal
- Better skin elasticity
- Fewer pores
- Fewer wrinkles
- Fewer fine lines
- Glowing skin

Known at Flawless as the Cell Booster Infusion Mask, this treatment delivers the necessary nutrients to the skin cells at cellular levels. It uses a stem cell hydogel mask (seen above) with a highly concentrated essence of cell-activating nutrients from a rare swiss apple.

The hydrogel technology is quite new as it turns nutritious substances into a gel form that can easily send ingredients into the skin by reacting to body temperature. This leaves the skin feeling cool and fresh overall. Definitely a must-try! :)

Find out more about Flawless' products and services by visiting their website,liking them on Facebook, and following them on Twitter. :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Real UnliCHAT Experience with Globe’s GoUnli30

I have been a Globe for 13 years now (yucks, I'm old! haha) and although there are so many complaints about them left and right, I can't let them go. What I love about them the most, though, is the fact that they know how to grow and adapt to their users' needs.

Recently, Globe has launched the GoUNLI30, which provides the REAL UNLI chat experience.

Although it was enough to be able to text a person 13 years ago, social media networks and all sorts of awesome technology have come our way since then.

5 years ago, Facebook became an important part of everybody's life. A few years after that, Twitter became a thing. Now, there's Viber, WeChat, and Kakao to think about, too.

I actually wake up every morning, telling myself to check every single one of these apps before getting out of bed and although it can be quite a hassle to do so; Globe has fortunately made the job easier for us with Globe GoUnli30.

With GoUNLI30, subscribers get unlimited texts to all networks, unlimited calls to Globe/TM, and unlimited chat with the best messaging apps like Viber, Kakao Talk, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Line and the telco’s very own messaging app GMessage without the need for Wi-Fi or additional data charges. Available for only P30 valid for 1 day, GoUNLI30 gives you no excuse to stay out of the loop and connect with more than 1 billion users around the world regardless of mobile network or location.

Go all-out unlimited with GoUNLI30 and UNLICHAT25 now! Register by dialing *143# and then choosing GoSAKTO on your Globe mobile phone or texting GOUNLI30 or UNLICHAT25 to 8888. :)

Call Me Hawkeye

Believe it or not, there are a lot of comic book characters that I am not particularly fond of - and Hawkeye is one of them.

There are various reasons behind this.

First of all, I always through Hawkeye looked... fruity. :p I also didn't like how he always ran after Black Widow in such a stalker-ish, obsessed manner.

So, w
hy did I decide to come up with a Hawkeye-inspired outfit, then? Well, I tried archery for the first time at Kodanda Archery Range and fell in love with it and figured an archer-inspired outfit would do the trick. Of course, it helps that Hollywood cast one of my celebrity lovers, Jeremy Renner, in the role of Hawkeye in "The Avengers"; so I'm trying to like the character better. :p

It's all in the name of love!

Since I don't own anything purple, here's my movie-Hawkeye-inspired outfit. Hope you like it! :)

Photos by Gerd Perez.

maroon top from Ellesse

ring from Unisilver
arrow bracelet from Wear Mauve
X necklace designed by Gerd Perez

This Hawkeye-inspired post is all about the accessories, really.

Arrow bracelet and an X necklace coz X marks the spot? :p

black jacket from Folded and Hung
triangle earrings from The Little Things She Needs

leather bag from Outdoor Products

One of my favorite bags because I can stuff a ton of stuff in it, this Outdoor Products bag is the bomb - especially because I can carry a ton of heavy stuff in it without having to worry about it breaking on me. Definitely the most durable bag I've had to date! :) It can be carried several ways, as well. See how it looks when I carry it with its other straps here.

What do you think? Should I try out more character-inspired outfits? :) If so, do you have any suggestions?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Get Fairer Skin with SkinWhite Classic Products!

SkinWhite Classic Products

I'm morena and proud. I don't think anything will ever change that. I've never been one to shy away from the sun or wish I had whiter skin. However, after a whole summer of bumming under the sun, I tend to get so insanely dark that even the Amaro filter on Instagram can't help me out.

So, after the summer, I change my skin care arsenal up a lil bit and try to look for products that will even out my skin tone and lighten me up a bit. Lucky for me, SkinWhite decided to send me some of their products over.

And, while I was skeptical about how effective they would be (as I am with practically any products sent my way), I was pleasantly surprised by the results!

SkinWhite Classic Whitening Lotion

SkinWhite Classic Whitening Lotion
The SkinWhite Classic Whitening Lotion promises fairer and hydrated skin in just two weeks!

What it does is deeply moisturize the skin while protecting it from the harmful rays of the sun at the same time. It also helps protect the skin from skin cancer and photo aging.

It is available in 50mL, 100mL and 200mL sizes and is best used with:

SkinWhite Classic Whitening Soap

SkinWhite Classic Whitening Soap
The SkinWhite Classic Whitening Soap also promises whiter skin in just two weeks!

What it does is nourish the skin with Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E to ensure beautiful, blush white skin.

It is available in 65g, 90g and 125g sizes.

My SkinWhite Classic Regimen

My daily SkinWhite regimen basically consists of using the SkinWhite Classic Whitening Soap whenever I shower and then using the SkinWhite Classic Whitening Lotion after I shower and before I sleep.

While I didn't really think the SkinWhite Classic products were making a difference, my friend's sister commented out of nowhere that I had gotten fairer!

When you get a comment like that from someone who has no idea what your skincare regimen is like, then you can be sure that your skin care products work.

Besides, SkinWhite Classic products make me feel soft and clean all over everyday, so why should I switch to anything else? :)

For more information on SkinWhite, please like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter :)