Thursday, November 10, 2016

SHOPBACK PHILIPPINES TO OFFER CASHBACK AT THE BIGGEST ONLINE SALE OF THE YEAR

This November, ShopBack Philippines will hold their biggest online sale of the year as an early Christmas treat to all their customers with Singles Day: 11/11. ShopBack customers can get up to 31% Upsized Cashback from top Philippine online stores like Lazada and from 11am to 11pm on 11/11, 11 bestsellers from brands like SanDisk, MamyPoko, Nestle, Maybelline, Cherry Mobile and more will be available for purchase at only Php111 after Cashback.

"We want to give Filipino customers a new way to do their Christmas shopping, and through ShopBack's Singles Day: 11/11 Sale they can get their Christmas list completed and add more money to their savings," said ShopBack Philippines' Country Manager, Ms. Kristina Ay-ay.

ShopBack Philippines houses over 300 online brands and offers Cashback for every transaction made through its website. The Cashback is credited to a customer's Shopback account after a transaction is made and can the be cashed out to their local bank, PayPal, or GCash account.

Ms. Ay-ay added, "The Philippines is one of the world's fastest-growing e-commerce markets and through ShopBack, every Filipino will be able to save money while they shop online, especially this Yuletide season.

Visit https://www.shopback.ph to create an account for free or follow ShopBack Philippines on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more details on the Singles Day 11/11 Sale.

GIFT IDEA: SKECHERS GOWALK

It was just the other day when I felt the chill in the air I realized that the holiday season is back once again. Of course when you think of holidays you also think of really good food, trips, gifts, and a lot of spending! While a trip for the whole family (or at least with your parents) seems like an extravagant idea of a gift, you can always start from the bottom. Buy them shoes. But not just any kind of shoes.
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Upon reading the title of this post, I'm pretty sure you already know where this is going.

Monday, November 7, 2016

FIRST INSTINCT

Inspired by that first moment of attraction, when two people's worlds collide and a spark is ignited, 'First Instinct' is the interpretation of that exciting first glance and the initial connection felt.
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Abercrombie & Fitch's new fragrance, developed exclusively with Inter Parfums, is all about being naturally sexy, confident, and not afraid to express his deepest feelings. A rugged risk taker, he is sure to capture you with his energy and effortless charm.
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Effortless charm. *ahem*
"I wanted to create a modern fragrance that balances both the fresh elements of fougere with oriental warmth. All the notes together, create a scent with worldwide appeal for the Abercrombie & Fitch man and beyond," - Phillippe Romano, First Instinct Perfumer.

With a base of amber and musk, Szechuan pepper in the mid-notes, and gin & tonic and melon to finish off the sensory experience in the top notes, 'First Instinct' is a modern masculine blend.

Let's get to know 'First Instinct' a little bit better.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: TRAVALO | PERFUME POD

One of my airport fears is being held up for something that's inside my hand-carry luggage. I recently experienced that on my way back home from my Taiwan trip and it was nerve-wracking! I overlooked packing this 100ml canister of Super volcanic clay mousse mask I bought from innisfree in my check-in baggage and there I was at the security checkpoint realizing that fear. But luck was on my side that day. They let me through upon checking the product (even though it's 100ml) without taking it. It was not liquid anyway. I was kinda ready to give it up since I bought it for just less than a Php1,000 but a part of me will regret it for sure if the case was otherwise. It's a good product, by the way.

Now if it was a 100ml bottle of perfume, then that'd be a different story. You know how much a good bottle of perfume costs, right? Add that to the personal fact that I love smelling good always especially on travels.
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I usually bring two kinds of scents. One for when it's hot and the other, for when it's cold. But bringing two bottles of perfume can be a hassle especially at times when the trip is short and when I don't have baggage allowance. In comes Travalo.
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Let's get to know the brand first.

Friday, October 14, 2016

ZOMBIE OUTBREAK DINER: A SNEAK PEEK

Lunch at a floating restaurant? Dinner in the dark? Now those pale in comparison to dining with zombies! Yes, you read that right. For a limited time only, you can now dine with "tamed" zombies at your beck and call.
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This is part of TriNoma's efforts in coming up with exciting new twists for their annual food campaign. For this year, it's Choose Your Own Food Adventure! Remember the book series? Now this one is edible.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN FOOD ADVENTURE: ZOMBIE OUTBREAK DINER
(Open daily from 12nn to 8pm until October 30, 2016 only)

Hungry for something new? Located at the Level 1 Garden Restaurants is the Zombie Outbreak Diner, a safe post-apocalyptic base camp. The diner is a place for customers to have a unique dining experience with TriNoma's resident zombies. As you take a seat and enjoy your meal, expect to see zombies roaming around, serving you food, or just simply giving you a good scare.
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Mechanics:
  1. Order a minimum of Php 200 worth from the available food menus at the registration booth at Level 1 Garden Restaurants per person to be granted entrance in the Zombie Outbreak Diner.
  2. Payment should be done at the registration booth.
  3. After placing your order, you can enter the Zombie Outbreak diner and have an exciting experience living and dining with zombies.
  4. Your order will be delivered to you within 30 minutes.
Starting October 15, Saturday, the Zombie Outbreak Diner will be having special events every weekend - one being the "WHODUNNIT: A Crime Solving Game". Here's a not-so-little sneak peek:
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

AT HOME: FAVORI SCENTS

Back in high school, I had a girl broke up with me because I smell too good. I used to "shower" myself with Cool Water back then. I later found out that it was not the actual reason why she broke up with me. It was just her way of getting even because I first broke up with her the previous year. I actually accepted the fact that she broke up with me because I smell too good rather than me smelling bad. Long story short, she's happy now with her own family and I'm still mabango.

I like smelling good. I also like good smelling people and places. It instantly lifts up your mood. So imagine when I first got a whiff of Taiwan's stinky tofu. More about that on my Taiwan posts (soon, hopefully).

I have eight dogs at home. Three, a Japanese Spitz, a Chow Chow, and a Shih Tzu, sleep with me in my room. I know it's weird, but I also like smelling them. There's something about their smell that's comforting. But of course, I also prefer my home not to smell like dogs. So what a dog-lover got to do? Get a Favori Scents Aerator!
My current favorite scents: Peppermint (Relaxing), Verveine Fleur (Stabilizing), Pink Grapefruit (Balancing), and Ginger Flower (Passionate). Each 10ml Aerator Diffuser Oil retails at Php150.
The Leaf Aerator is perfect for air-conditioned rooms (for that hotel lobby feel). I usually add 15 to 20 drops with the water at max level depending on my mood. The best part about it other than being a local brand and its scents (of course) is that it actually cleanses the air while keeping the surrounding smelling good. Not only it smells good, you also breathe in air that is also good.
Features:

  • With color-changing display and LED illumination (not just 1 but 6 LED lights)
  • With negative ion generator
  • Increases air humidity, ideal for air-conditioned environment
  • Ultrasonic atomization to improve quality of air
  • Removes dust and smoke and reduces indoor pollution as it deodorizes and refreshens
  • Uses essential oils for aromatherapy
  • Low power consumption
  • Durable, environmentally-friendly, fashionable design
  • Quiet and silent operation, easy to operate and clean
A Leaf Aerator costs Php1,800. Other options are reed diffusers, air sprays, aroma candles, aroma pouches, diffusers, and burners.

Get your Favori Scents at these branches:
Robinsons Manila Level 1, Midtown Wing
SM Megamall Lower Ground Level, Mega A
SM Southmall 2nd Level
SM City Marikina Ground Floor
Market! Market! Ground Level, Activity Area

For more information, go to www.favori.ph.

DISCOVER DAPPER WITH SALADBOX MAN

Okay, before I proceed, let me just clarify that the GQ magazine you see here is not included in the subscription of Saladbox Man (though there's a nice idea). I just think that Matt Damon, in all his dapper glory, is a perfect sight to go along with this month's Saladbox Man. They're bringing dapper back, in case you didn't know.

For just Php880, expect up to Php4,000+ worth of items ranging from gift certificates, deluxe sized, trial sized, and full sized products, as well as style essentials like socks, tie and even a bracelet! Take a look at what's in store for you when subscribe.
A. Nivea Men Invisible black and white deo
B. Nivea Men acne and oil control facial scrub
C. VMV Hypoallergenics 1635 shave cream
D. ToppCock All-in-one for hair and body
E. ToppCock Silver Hygiene leave-on for man parts
F. Knitties knit tie
G. Benefit Cosmetics Brow Wax for Bro
H. Benefit Cosmetics gimme Brow (brow volumizing gel)
I. Folded and Hung socks
J. Ferrari Man in Red Eau de toilette
K. En Pierre Handcrafted men's bracelet
L. Felipe and Sons haberdashery Gift Card
M. Resorts World Salon 500 pesos Gift certificate
Of course, you won't be getting everything on the list but what's good about the Saladbox Sample Select feature is that you get to choose the featured items of the month: Nivea Men Invisible for black and white deo OR Nivea Men Acne and oil control face scrub  AND En Pierre handcrafted men's bracelet or Knitties knit tie.

Check out the different Saladbox Man subscriptions at http://www.saladbox.com.ph/subscribe/men. Subscriptions available are Single (individual box), Starter (three-box prepaid plan), and Patriot (one-year six-box prepaid plan).

For more information, follow Saladbox Man on Facebook and @saladboxmanph on Instagram.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

STAY SUPER AMIDST THE STORMY WEATHER

Protect yourselves from the villainous elements with the new collection of DC Justice League rain jackets from Authority Hoodie!

Boasting of 3 main designs—Superman,   

Batman,


and Wonder Woman—the brand-spanking new collection features a line of waterproof and "violently reflective" rain jackets that cater to the heroes who choose to brave the elements and go through the daily grind of commuting, as well as fitness buffs who refuse to let a little bit of rain dampen their drive to exercise outdoors.

Authority Hoodies! owner and CEO Nicole Valenton reveals that the often overlooked plight of commuters in the country drove her to develop the reflective rain jackets.


"‘Stylish protection with new innovation’ is the backbone of this collection. Along with the rainy season come darkened skies and hazy vision. I wanted to make sure that my AH! bros—the students, bikers, joggers and commuters—remain stylish but also safe from the harsh elements.” she says.


These reflective rain jackets are now available worldwide for just PHP 1390.00. Enjoy zero shipping fees until supplies last. Place your orders through the official Facebook page: facebook.com/authorityhoodiee.
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Authority Hoodie! is an outfitting company started in 2012 by Nicole Valenton while just a student. Originally started as a small t-shirt company specializing in novelty printed t-shirts. In less than a year, it branched out to other products, such as novelty accessories such as caps, pullovers, and their new specialty product, quirky pop-culture hoodies. To date, Authority Hoodie! has customers in over 20 different territories in 5 continents.

On top of acquiring the official license to design, manufacture and distribute the DC Justice league brand, Authority Hoodie! takes pride in using local materials and utilizing local laborers—the products that go into their quality hoodies are sourced from the Philippines and handmade by Filipinos.


JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s16)

All images supplied by Authority Hoodie are the exclusive property of Authority Hoodie and are protected under Philippine and International Copyright laws.

The images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of Authority Hoodie.


Use of any image as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration (digital, artist rendering or alike) is a violation of Philippine and International Copyright laws. All images are copyrighted © 2016 Authority Hoodie.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WINGSTOP FLAVOR INVASION

Craving for some wings? What flavor are you in the mood for? Garlic Parmesan? Mango Habanero? Or better yet, why not try all 14 of Wingstop's mouth-watering flavors? You'll get a reward if you do!
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Catch the Flavor Invasion and explore Wingstop's 14 flavors with the Flavor Pass until August 31, 2016. Get yours with any single receipt purchase at any Wingstop store. Collect stamps for each flavor that you try and earn yourself Php1,000 gif certificates for every Flavor Pass that you complete.
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In addition, customers will receive an additional quantity of wings for free with every purchase of the Classic of Batter-Fried Wings--a 5-piece order gets 1 piece, a 7-piece order gets 2 pieces, an 11-piece order gets 3 pieces.
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Are you ready to get those stamps coming? Start with the smooth taste of the Hickory Smoked Barbeque! It's the flavor I'm representing as one of the 14 Wingstop Flavor Invasion ambassador. Hehe
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Gusto mo ba?

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Check out this BTS video from the campaign shoot.


And here's another one!


Whatever flavor you're craving for, don't miss out on the Wingstop Flavor Invasion at the Wingstop branch nearest you. For more information, LIKE Wingstop Philippines on Facebook and FOLLOW @wingstopph on Instagram.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

DENIM TALK: A PAIR FOR EVERY LOOK

Denim equates cool. That's what was instilled in my head growing up because my uncle wears it in rotation. He was my favorite. Any favorite of mine is cool.

I remember this one particular denim jacket that he wears every time he goes out. So sputing, they say. He let me wear it one time just for kicks (it was ten sizes bigger; I was just 5) and even though I may look funny and all cute (haha), I won't forget that awesome feeling that I made it to cool kingdom.
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My uncle prefers matching his jeans with denim jacket in blue. As for me, I prefer the darker version. Or at least for this weather we're having lately.
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Ray-Ban frames
Penshoppe denim jacket
Penshoppe skinny jeans
adidas Stan Smiths

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For your other moods, check out Penshoppe's roster of international brand ambassadors and their take on the classic fashion staple.

Friday, July 15, 2016

GIVEAWAY ALERT: T.M. LEWIN CASUAL FRIDAYS


So this is what I'm usually like every Friday: with phone (always) in my hands, stalking checking my friends on social media. Thanking God it's Friday (haha)...

...chilling in my casual shirt. My go-to brand for shirts that I can wear from the office to a night out with friends? T.M. Lewin! They have this casual line that is just perfect for chill days like today.

Now, I happen to be giving away a shirt + chinos combo to two (2) followers of mine. The prizes are roughly around Php5,000 worth each. I'll be styling you as well!

CONTEST MECHANICS:
a. Like TM Lewin Philippines on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TMLewinPhilippines/)
b. Follow @PaulThePRGuy and @TMLewinPH on Instagram
c. Post a photo wearing your best Casual Friday look and tell us about your style.
d. Tag @PaulThePRGuy and @TMLewinPH and use the following official hashtags: #TMLewinCASUALFRIDAYS #TMLewinPH
e. Two (2) Lucky winners will receive one (1) shirt, and one (1) chinos from TM Lewin, styled by me.
f. Promo will run from July 15, 2016 to August 12, 2016.
g. Announcement of winners will be on August 15, 2016.

I'll be talking more about the brand in the coming days. For the meantime, you can join my giveaway. See you on Instagram!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

THE SM MEN AND SM YOUTH #DENIMCITIZENS

Denim has played a major part in our lives. With this, SM Men and SM Youth aim to celebrate and highlight the undisputed role that denim plays in our life and lifestyle. It has always been known as one of the most quintessential fabrics, present in every era and surpassing every trend and style that has come and go.

SM Men and SM Youth want you to be part of this revolution, alongside denim aficionados, all over the country. Watch the SM Youth Ambassadors Tommy Esguerra, LA Aguinaldo, Richard Juan, Kyle Perry, Kaila Estrada, Janna Tee and SM Men's Hideo Muraoka as they lead the #DenimCitizens fashion show. Catch them at these #DenimCitizens legs:
July 8, Cebu - SM Seaside City
July 10, Manila - SM Mega Fashion Hall
July 15, Davao - SM Lanang Premier
July 23, Manila - The Block, SM City North EDSA

For more information, follow @SM_Men and @SM_Youth on social media or visit www.facebook.com/smmenlifestyle and www.facebook.com/smyouthlifestyle for more info. SM Men and SM Youth are available at all The SM Stores nationwide.

Monday, July 4, 2016

REGETTACANOE

I made it my life mission (lol) to treat my shoe collection as if they were my kids. And with that, no playing favorites.

But just like any other families, there will always be that someone who's unique and a complete standout. Take my RegettaCanoe shoes for example. It's not usual. It's not even simple if you're gonna think about how it's made. And it's more than just a pair of shoes. It's a hardworking pair of shoes actually (and to think getting stepped on a regular basis is not hard work enough).
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Zara shirt
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RegettaCanoe footwear

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Along with the uniqueness comes the consideration of how to build a look up wearing them. You really have to think about what to wear with them. Now I took cue from the brand's lookbook. I kept everything simple and just let the shoes do the talking.
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Obviously, my look was inspired from this one.
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Born in the insanely talented mind of Yasuo Takamoto in 2005, RegettaCanoe was launched in 2012, bringing together revolutionary shoe-making material and techniques with the modern interpretation of the beautiful traditional Japanese shoe, the "Geta". The canoe-like structure of every unique pair is carefully designed to bring maximum comfort and balance that will keep you walking all day and night.

On the topic of being more than just a pair of shoes, here are 5 reasons why you should own a pair of RegettaCanoe shoes (most of the following photos were taken last May 5 during the brand launch at the ultra stylish vegan restaurant SUSI at the Fort and Burgos Circle):

1. It corrects posture of the body, subsequently alleviating knee and hip pressure which causes aches and pains in the long run.
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2. It reduces the impact on the feet.
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3. The arch support improves blood circulation, lessening feet fatigue.
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4. While most RegettaCanoe shoes are open, it is crafted in such a way that protects the wearer's toes and heels.
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5. And finally, RegettaCanoe pursues a Vegan philosophy, contributing to a reduction of animal suffering and environmental pollution, without sacrificing comfort and style.
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Do you need more convincing? No? Good!

RegettaCanoe is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by the Primer Group of Companies --Asia's next retail giant and is available at select Res Toe Run stores nationwide and Robinsons Place Manila, 2/F Midtown Wing.Visit regettacanoe.com/en or follow @RegettaCanoePH on Facebook and Instagram to know more about the brand.