Wednesday, October 31, 2012

SM ACCESSORIES 11.16.2012 (PART 2)

It's the 2nd part teaser of what SM Accessories has in store for us this coming...

…and this time, we have a male on board!

Find everything out this November 16, 2012!
Go visit for a chance to win up to Php100,000 now!


This post could've had an earlier publication if David hadn't beaten me into portraying (and posting!) the same icon that I had in mind for this project that I and my fellow bloggers were doing for Ray-Ban's 75th year celebration. He did James Dean justice! As for me? I was left with these photos (courtesy of madhousemnl) and this blank thought for a title and my icon to be.

Looking at the other bloggers' portrayals of their icons, I noticed that most of them who made a mark in this world and were tagged "legends" had this one thing in common...

They were all rebels! And that's exactly what I'm gonna be in this post.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


The Kardashians has indeed taken over the world including Manila! But not only that, they are also set to conquer the local fashion scene as Human Clothing's first international endorsers.

Rob Kardashian and Kylie Jenner sat down with the press a day after their arrival in the country to talk about their endorsement for the said brand and some other things that make them tick as well. (Rob is all about the sweatpants!)

Held at Makati Shangri-la Hotel, TV Host Ginger Conejero tried to keep up with two of America's most-loved siblings.

Did she?

Friday, October 26, 2012


The third headphone under the Urbanears Editions line of headphones is now available in the Philippines!

Introducing… the Urbanears Plattan Tweed Edition!

The Plattan Tweed Edition is enveloped in hand-woven Harris Tweed and made from 100 percent virgin wool. It features brown ear-caps, a brown textile cord with Kevlar® core, and orange accents. on the inside of the headband you will find hand sewn Harris Tweed label, ensuring authenticity.

The Plattan Tweed Edition is available in Podium, Astrovision, Automatic Center, Avant, Beyond The Box, Bratpack, Buzz, Complex, Digital Hub, Digital Walker, Egghead, Electroworld, Gadgets In Style, Gui, iCenter, iGig, iStudio, Mobile 1, Power Hub, Power Mac Center, Republik, ROX, Switch, Technoholics, Toby's Arena, and Urban Athletics

For more information about the product, visit Digits Trading on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

Additional announcement: Since the winner (and the supposedly next winner) of my Urbanears Tanto Giveaway failed to give their confirmation within the deadline, I've drawn a new winner! And the lucky person to take home a brand new Urbanears Tanto headphone in Forest is…

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SM ACCESSORIES 11.16.2012 (PART 1)

Something's up with everyone's favorite accessories brand and we're all gonna find out what it is this...

Save the date!

For the meantime, here's a teaser video to further excite you. Hmm… Who can "it" be?
Also, if you want to win up to Php100,000, visit now!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


There's a new breed of watch in town and it's perfect for Manila's crazy party scene! Introducing…

the Tendence Fantasy line of watches!

Launched last October 3, 2012,

I think there's no other venue more perfect than Prive Luxury Club Manila!

See the play of lights? Like what I've said, perfect.

Want to make a wild guess on the event's theme?

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Ayala Malls together with BPI Express credit introduces the BPI Ayala Malls AMORE Visa, the first mall lifestyle credit card that gives shoppers access to the ultimate mall and lifestyle experience.
With the BPI Ayala Malls AMORE Visa you can earn shopping rebates, discounts and freebies at participating merchants and a whole lot more of mall perks and privileges in all Ayala Malls: Glorietta, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Market! Market! Bonifacio High Street, Trinoma, Marquee Mall and Abreeza Mall.
Application forms for a BPI AMORE Visa are available at the Ayala Malls concierge, BPI Bank Branches and Express Banking Centers or by logging on to Existing BPI credit card holders may also link their AMORE Visa Card for a shared credit limit by requesting through the BPI hotline 89-100 and make it an additional credit card.

With the new BPI AMORE Visa card, shopping becomes more convenient and rewarding - another reason to love 'em all at Ayala Malls.

Friday, October 19, 2012


Need a break from all the hustle and bustle of work? Wanna breathe, relax, TAKE IT EASY and have just fun? If you're free tomorrow, here's something definitely for you!
"Take It Easy with Keds," an exciting outdoor picnic of food, drinks, hyped with a splash of fun and games is the UP JMA Strategic Marketing Team's event for this semester. A program showcasing the latest trendy and preppy Keds looks, the new Keds Ambassadors known as the Kids for Keds, as well as celebrity guestings, and a whole lotta freebies from Keds are what's in store for you guys tomorrow!

It's time to breathe. It's time to relax. It's time to have fun! it's time to Take It Easy with Keds!

For more details, visit the official Keds Philippines page on Facebook or contact the following numbers: (0917) 540 7702 or (0915) 754 1150

See you there!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Once again, the blogging Gods conspire to overwhelm.

I had my "watch phase" where it rained watches for a week and then there's my "shoe phase" which I'm hoping won't stop anytime soon.

Now, I'm having my "hair phase."

Check out the hair items I got from my visits to a couple of salons, spa and event this past month.
gift from Juro Salon Exclusif
prize from the 100 Francis Libiran x Manila Hotel press conference
gift from F&H Famous Salon
gift from Bee Choo during my Taylor Tyler visit
Be blogging about all my hair experiences (some are long overdue already) starting this weekend.

For now, I'm off to another "hair" event which my friend, Marj Sia is organizing in celebration of her birthday.

Oh man… I'm starting to become a beauty blogger!

Uh, oh. There goes my straight-male status out the window.


I've talked about my love for dogs more than a couple of times already on my blog.

There was Golly, my "other" St Bernard,
from THIS post
Cullen, my Siberian Husky,
from THIS post
and Yogi, my Chow Chow (and co-brand ambassador for The Purple Groom).
from THIS post
I'm still yet to talk about Ember, my other St. Bernard (who also happens to be the only girl out of the furry bunch) but let's save that for another post.

In our household, you need to love dogs (or animals in general) in order for you to survive living with me. My niece and nephew share the same sentiments as mine towards our furry little friends. See how they treat each other? Like pets.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I don't know if I've already made a point but I love dressing up. And so does my gadgets!

And just when you thought that the ultimate multi-tasker (the iPhone) can't go beyond it's ability to multi-task, in comes the Boostcase Hybrid Wallet Case!

The Hybrid Wallet is a slim-fitting snap-on case that protects your iPhone and it comes with a


There are two "firsts" in this post.

My first time to do an album cover inspired look...

…and my first time to wear everything Forever21.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Picking up from my post about the opening of Urbanears' first concept store in the Philippines (located at The Podium), the brand also launched its Fall/Winter 2012 Collection.
Urbanears' Fall/Winter collection is including three new colors to the standard Urabears line-up!

And here it is...

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Yves Rocher is giving away 200 sets of 7 day trial packs of their latest skincare line - Hydra Vegetal for FREE!

Here's how to join:
1. Answer this question: Hydra Vegetal is the latest skincare line of Yves Rocher that best suits:
     a. Dry Skin
     b. Oily Skin
     c. ALL Skin Types
2. Email the correct answer at
3. Copy and paste the link on where you saw this contest
4. Include your name, address, age and contact details

*Deadline of the submission of entries is on October 31, 2012
*Winners will be notified via email and can claim their prizes on the designated store based on the winner's preference
*Redemption of prize will be until November 10, 2012 only

SM The Block
SM Southmall
SM Fairview
Ayala Center Cebu

Friday, October 12, 2012


You know what's keeping me positively up on my toes lately?

It's not about work or my blog.

It's personal…
…and no, we're not talking about my love life.

You want to know the reason why I feel like I'm on cloud 9?

Thursday, October 11, 2012


The moment that you, my blog contests participants, have been waiting for is here... It's time to announce the winners of my three giveaways!

First up is the winner of my Zen Zest giveaway! And it's none other than...
 Up next are the winners of my Cetaphil giveaway! And they are none other than...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


ShopManila, Inc., the company that operates SCHU, MYTH and Bling Duck is holding a FREE "Weekend Workshop" with the most adored online couple - Seph and Shai of as the speakers.
So you want to be a fashion blogger? Want to go to the workshop with me (and get to spend the afternoon with your favorite bloggers)? If you answer yes and yes, here's your chance to join in on the fun this Saturday!

Tweet this:
"I want to attend @schu_shop and @myth_boutique's FREE Weekend Workshop on Oct.13 at the #SchuFactoryOutlet with @PaulThePRGuy!"

Comment on this post why you want to go to the workshop with me!

I'll choose the winner based on his or her answer.
My chosen winner will also get a loot bag courtesy of ShopManila, Inc. and a chance to win Schu and Myth Gift Certificates at the raffle!

See you this Saturday!


Urbanears, the ultimate eye and ear candy headphones, opens its first concept store in the Philippines at The Podium! Finally...

event host, Robi Domingo
The store was I expected it to be. Clean, minimalist, stylish yet functional. Pretty much the same as the products it carry.

More photos from the store opening!


I got invited a couple of weeks back at The Body Shop (SM Megamall) for an early Christmas treat from the brand's Pre-Holiday Sale. This is what greeted me...

...a buffet of various popular products like fragrances, body butters, shower gels and hair care among others.

Started last September 28 and will run until October 25, you can enjoy The Body Shop's sale items at Buy 1 at 20% off, Buy 2 at 30% off, Buy 3 at 40% off and Buy 4 at 50% off. The buffet table will feature different bestsellers each week, kicking off with All-In-One face base and concealer, and the Vitamin C Energising Face Mist.

By the way, I was not alone. I was with these gorgeous ladies.

Monday, October 8, 2012


Leading eyewear and legendary brand Ray-Ban is celebrating its 75th anniversary through its Ray-Ban Legends communications campaign with initiatives spearheaded by Branded Lifestyle, Inc., (exclusive distributor of Ray-Ban in the Philippines) highlighting the commemoration of Ray-Ban's 75 remarkable years in the industry - from its historically relevant beginnings to its iconic status at the present.

Icons and legends of the past, present and future: this is the key message of Ray-Ban Legends. Shot by photographer Mark Seliger (who got his first taste of the legendary brand at the age of 13) in California, the campaign frames seven legendary moments (one per decade), each inspired by a real life and particularly iconoclastic figure. Every character wears a Ray-Ban Icon. Each image evokes a specific story and is epitomized by the chromatic tones that are faithful to the relevant decade.
a group of pilots, the Blue Devils, in the 1930s
a writer's "relationship" in the heart of America in the 1940s
a singer-songwriter who worked with Elvis Presley in the 1950s


Surprise, surprise!

Who knew that you'll be seeing me one day on my blog without my blazers and my other arsenal of CEO-screaming-clothing?

Blame it on this cap that I got from SM Accessories!
SM Accessories "self-made" cap
I'm not really a fan of caps. Too much usage of it gives me headaches but what attracted me about this particular one is its color (of course!) and the phrase "self-made."

So what does "self-made" exactly mean?

Saturday, October 6, 2012


It took 6 years before Eat Bulaga decided to hold the (formerly) widely popular noontime contest on TV again! And for this year, the 2012 Mr. Pogi is this guy!
Mr. Pogi 2012, John Edric Ulang
The PR Guy Fun Fact: John Edric Ulang's current manager is veteran entertainment press and talent manager, Tonee Coraza -who happens to be my former manager during my I-wanna-be-an-artista (lol) days!

Now how do I know these things and why am I associating myself with Mr. Pogi?

It's because I was there (2006!) busting my butt off trying to win the title when the last one was held. I and 19 other Mr. Pogi hopefuls lost to this guy… which I'm fine by the way considering how he went from being Mr. Pogi 2006 to Best Actor this year. It's all good 'coz we're still friends.
Mr. Pogi 2006, Edgar Allan Guzman
With all due respect to the guys above, there's a person who I really do feel most insecure about. He's not a Mr. Pogi but more of #LikeaPogi! And he's none other than...