Friday, June 24, 2011

Pond's Flawless White is giving away 300+ tickets to Kylie's concert!!!

Love Kylie Minogue? Then you're going to love Pond's Flawless White! The whitening range is sponsoring a super easy contest: They're giving away 306 tickets to Kylie's Aphrodite world tour, specifically the Manila concert on July 5! Hooray!

Now before I give you the mechanics, let me tell you why Pond's is so in love with Kylie. Last year, the sexy pop star revealed that her mommy used the classic Pond's Cold Cream and so she uses it, too. She said Pond's is the secret to her flawless skin!

So next week, Pond's Flawless White returns the love to Kylie by inviting more than 300 fans to her concert. It's super easy to be one of these lucky fans! Just follow these steps:

How: Follow @pondsph and RT this: I use the unbeaten power of Pond's Flawless White to whiten every day. Now I can use it to meet Kylie Minogue too! #Ponds_KylieMinogue

Prize: Three winners get 2 lower box tickets plus a chance to meet Kylie!!!

How: Buy P500 worth of Pond's products in participating supermarkets, department stores and drugstores in Manila. Any kind but at least one must be from the Flawless White range. A Pond's beauty advisor will then give you a raffle form. Fill it up and start praying!

Prize: 150 lucky shoppers will win 2 tickets from either upper A, upper B and lower box sections.

Winners will be announced on Pond's Facebook page (click it now to know more about this exciting contest!).

Good luck!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Press release: Online shop Catalogue 63 hosts first ever trunk show!

This weekend's going to be a big event for shoppers who love all things Filipino. And if you're one of those who don't, let me try to persuade you otherwise with the fabulous stuff you can find on new online shop, Catalogue 63. Yes, do click on the name and you'll find clothes, shoes and accessories from proudly Pinoy brands like Renegade Folk, Cintura, Two Oranges Bags, Naked Sun and many more.

If you'd rather see and feel and fit the stuff, then this weekend, June 25-26, hie off to Metropolitan Club on Estrella Street, Makati. That's right across Rockwell Center, beside the girls' school. The school's name escapes me but if you're from EDSA, you turn right to Estrella, then it's Palm Village to your right, then the girls' school and then Metropolitan Club.

Here's the official press release:

Catalogue 63 Hosts Multi-Brand Trunk Show
Online retailer Catalogue 63 will host its first Catalogue 63 Trunk Show on June 25-26 from 11 am to 7 pm at Metropolitan Club, Estrella Street, Makati City. Popular local brands such as Renegade Folk, Tala Manila, Two Oranges Bags and Naked Sun, among others, will be available on site. The trunk show coincides with the official launch of the Catalogue 63 website.
“We’re very excited to hold our first ever trunk show to officially launch Catalogue 63. We want to take this opportunity to showcase our partner brands and at the same time, educate our customers on how easy and convenient it is to shop on our website”, said Martina Gomez, Marketing Manager of Catalogue 63.
The Catalogue 63 website is an online shopping hub that offers women’s clothes, shoes, bags and accessories from independent and up-and-coming Filipino brands. It aims to promote Philippine-made fashion while giving its customers a straightforward, convenient and enjoyable online shopping experience.
“We feel that the Philippine market is ready to embrace e-commerce. Many online stores have sprouted up on various social networking sites and we take this as a sign that Filipinos are now becoming more comfortable with online shopping. Last year, a survey conducted by Grey Group Asia Pacific discovered that the population of Filipino online shoppers is growing, with 46 percent of Filipinos purchasing goods over the Internet. We are optimistic that they will continue their shopping at Catalogue 63”, continued Gomez.
The Catalogue 63 Trunk Show will also feature clothes, bags and accessories by And Apparel, Amaranta, Celline, Cintura Belts, Daley, Shiq Bags, Sienna, Sinta Shoes, and Vel. Email or call 433-6918 for more information. Admission is free.

Catalogue 63 Partner Brands as of June 1, 2011:
1) Amaranta (Jewelry)
2) And Apparel (Women’s clothes and footwear)
3) Celline (Women’s clothes)
4) Cintura (Women’s belts)
5) Daley (Women’s casual tops)
6) Naked Sun (Swimwear)
7) Renegade Folk (Women’s footwear)
8) Shiq Bags (Women’s bags)
9) Sienna (Women’s sandals)
10) Sinta (Women’s shoes)
11) Tala Manila (Women’s clothes)
12) Two Oranges (Diaper bags and beach bags)
13) Vel (Accessories)

I'm thinking of checking it out, too, since I want my bag business to be sold on Catalogue 63. I have a bag business? You didn't know?! Click here to find out more! See you at the Catalogue 63 trunk show this weekend!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Love my beauty blog!

Hi beauty lovers! I just joined Bloglovin' so I can feel more love from you!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin now! Thanks and hope you all have a beautiful weekend!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Event: Pond's launches White Beauty Naturals featuring the pretty Angelica Panganiban

Pond's is so excited to launch their first natural line called White Beauty Naturals. It's so natural that on the launch this Tuesday, they used the ingredients of the products for our dinner. Seriously!

The face they got to represent the new whitening line is pretty starlet Angelica Panganiban. She's known for wearing no makeup, even for TV interviews because she likes to let her skin breathe. She can do that, of course, because she has perfect skin. So I guess that's why Pond's thinks she's the best girl for their new line!

The event was held at Sofitel, my favorite hotel in the city. The organizers converted the Sunset Pavilion into an indoor garden, complete with trees, shrubs, flowers, climbing ivy and a gazebo.

Lovely models came out to... you know, I really don't know what the models were for.They just strutted about onstage in goddess gowns created by Rhett Eala. They didn't go around the audience showing off the new products or asking us to test them, smell them, etc. They just stood there and looked stern and beautiful. Strange. I think Pond's could've done away with them. Although I did like the gowns!

Anyway, after the models spent a few minutes walking around frowning, they cleared out so that Angelica can own the stage. She's actually prettier in person than I thought. She was tall and slim. On TV, she kinda looks short and chubby. Oh, those dreaded 10 pounds the TV adds!

Then the host interviewed Angelica who said that she really is a low maintenance girl when it comes to her skin and that she's so happy Pond's came out with a product line that she's happy to use.

Then Angelica was whisked off to a table so that the media can interview her. That table was actually next to mine so I got close enough to see that, yes, her skin is absolutely perfect. I was so green with envy! I've always had oily, acne-ridden skin so whenever I see gorgeous skin, I get so envious!

You know what else was green? The guests! The theme of the night was green, green, green. Even I burrowed through my closet, looking for green dresses.
Unilever's Jacqe Yuengtian, fashion designer Rhett Eala
and Age Miracle image model Rissa Mananquil
Visions & Expressions Ginggay Joven, Inquirer columnist
Tessa Valdes Prieto and me

For my outfit details, click here. For my review of Pond's White Beauty Naturals, we'll wait for 2 months from now!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The deep rich hues of Marc by Marc Jacobs F/W 2011

Summer is over, folks! Time to check out the cool weather fashion and you know what? I am totally in love with the 2011 Fall/Winter Collection of Marc by Marc Jacobs! I love the bright reds and vibrant oranges, cool greens and deep purples.

Here are my favorites from the collection:

Who says cold weather means wearing dull gray and black? Marc Jacobs just proclaimed it the season for rich pigment. Just look at those beautiful pieces above! I can wear them all year round!

Marc by Marc Jacobs is available at Greenbelt 5.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Cartier watches on Monica Belluci's wrists are to die for

I've been a fan of Monica Bellucci since I first saw her in the 2000 film, Malena. She was just breathtaking in that war movie, where she played a woman who thought she lost her husband to the war.  Desperate to survive, she used her beauty to become the town prostitute. It's not as bawdy as it sounds. For one thing, her story is told through the eyes of a young boy so there's no way it gets cheap.

You know what's not cheap at all? Cartier watches. And Monica Bellucci just happens to model some very fine pieces on her pretty slender wrists.

I like these:

They're amazing. I love how the strap is so fine, it looks like ribbon. And that huge watch face! I like the gold one best. Such a perfect watch!

Cartier is available at Greenbelt 5, Makati.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Loving the black and white beauties of Emporio Armani

There's a new high-fashion house in the city and it's about time it opened here! Just recently, Italian couture brand debuted its first Philippine store at Greenbelt 4 in Makati. There's a bevy of beautiful things in the boutique but I am loving these amazing black-and-white shoes and bags:

Ah, they are totally posh!

Emporio Armani has evening dresses, informal wear and eclectic accessories for the ladies and a luxurious collection of jackets, shirts, trousers and accessories for the men.