Wednesday, September 24, 2014

IS ZO FOR YOU?

I have oily skin. I couldn't even believe it but that's a fact the dermatologist at Belo (Trinoma) told me when I came in for a skin assessment courtesy of ZO Skin Health.

Another fact: I sometimes use the magic of Photoshop to make my skin look clearer (die zits! die!) on my Lookbook posts. But after a month of using ZO Skin Health, this is what my skin looks like now.
Filtered, yes, but not Photoshopped.
So, how do you get started with ZO Skin Health?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A WHOLE NEW WORLD WITH YOU + HAVAIANAS

With the mantra of summer never going out of style, Havaianas never fails to push the boundaries in keeping the brand bright and fresh by sharing happy fashion with its ever-iconic prints and trademark buttery-soft soles. And with that mission ever in the forefront, the world’s most stylish and comfortable flip-flops reaffirms its positioning by allowing artistry and creativity to flourish with You + Havaianas, the first ever search for the next best design collaboration.
It was fitting next step for the brand as this was the first time Havaianas launched a crowd-sourced competition of giving the voice and canvas to its customers in generating the newest big design with their personal takes and stories of summer. As evidenced by the thousands nationwide who have sent in their submissions, You + Havaianas has caught the interest of Havaianaticos from every corner of the country, all vying to have their design as part of the official Havaianas 2014 collection as the next limited edition style.

With the theme "How do you live out summer everyday?", the competition welcomed numerous ingenious and creative personal expressions of summer, all tied with the hope of getting a chance to share it to the world. After a rigorous and careful process of judging with the Havaianas team—which included fashion blogger David Guison, graphic illustrator Nicolo Nimor, merchandise planning manager of CThread Philippines Lizette Ong, art director of Movent Kristel Castillo, and visual artist Katrina Pallon—these incredible design submissions were narrowed down to the top 20 entries which led to giving the power to the public by allowing them to crown the winning design through online voting. After this rigorous and careful process of judging, the claim of living out summer by imagining daily by Xio Macasio, a freelance designer from Angeles, Pampanga  stood over thousands as the very first You + Havaianas winner.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

MAKE A STATEMENT WITH FOREVER 21

Forever 21 encourages shoppers to "Make a Statement" with the launch of its Pre-Fall 2014 collection. From printed button-ups and fitted skirts to must-have denim in a variety of new fits, the collection features the essential staples any wardrobe needs to create a one-of-a-kind personal style.

Coinciding with the local launch of the Pre-Fall 2014 collection is the unveiling of the fresh new face of the first Forever 21 store in the Philippines, SM Megamall. Watch out for it.

In the meantime, keep the Forever 21 #OOTDs coming with these hashtags #F21StatementPiece #F21xMe. Is that a contest I smell? Watch out for that, too.

Forever 21 is located at Megamall, SM Makati, SM City Cebu, The Block North EDSA, Mall of Asia, Lanag Premier, SM City Fairview, SM City Clark, and soon to open at SM Southmall.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

RSSI X MASTERCARD 'WHAT'S YOUR SHOPPERNALITY?' PROM

Win one of 13 limited edition Vespa scooters plus a Php20,000 shopping spree when you use your MasterCard!

There will be two competitions: Instore (prize: Vespa + 20k shopping spree) and Instagram (prize: 5k shopping spree)

Instore competition
  • Minimum single-receipt purchase is Php3,000 to qualify for instore competition
  • Vespas are brand-specific (Buy Php3,000 from Topman with your MasterCard, win Vespa and shopping spree from Topman)
  • Only MasterCard cardholders are qualified to join the instore competition
For Instagram competition
  • For Instagram competition, there will be two hashtags, RSSIxMasterCard and hashtags are in the format of (Brand)xMasterCard, e.g., TopmanxMasterCard, RiverIslandxMasterCard
  • Winner of Instagram competition will win a shopping spree from the brand used in the hashtag.

I'm eyeing this Burton Vespa scooter.

Friday, September 19, 2014

#SHAREACOKE X BENCH

Overwhelmed and a bit under the weather, I took to Facebook what I was feeling one day. This was not one of those Facebook "status" game about liking someone or forgetting to wear underwear. I was just tired. I'm also human in case you forget.

Some of the comments I got were familiar and at the same time, funny.

This one even reminded me of the Coca-Cola x Bench event that I got invited to. And what do you know? It's the following day after my emo post. Really guys, I was serious.

In search of happiness (lol), I went. I just have to make "sipsip" (hello Coca-Cola shirt!) the same way I do my Coke thinking that it will help. Apparently, most of the guests and the models were in their red, white, and Coca-Cola garb. I belong (though mine's not a Bench shirt).
Ray-Ban flashlens
Wrangler jacket
Old Navy Coca-Cola shirt
Salsa jeans
New Balance sneakers

HYPE on Lookbook
Photos by Sarah Tirona
And then everything took a 180. The happiness brought by Coca-Cola's #ShareACoke campaign's truly infectious. It got me good I even made a video to express it. Watch.


Want to see more photos? And do you know how to get a personalized Coca-Cola bottle?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

iACADEMY

I miss school.

I realized that when I had a talk about advertising and PR in social media at a university in Lucena earlier this month.

You see, I only made it to my second year in college (long story). You can say, "Hey it's ok. Look where you are right now?" But here's a thought: What if I actually finished school? The possibility of establishing myself and my business could've been sooner. And there's something about having a college diploma. Parents go crazy for that.

I'm gonna secure one for my mom soon. How? Well, I've considered flying with the big blue eagle, but the vastness of the university and the "involvement" of its students made me think otherwise. I can't commit to something as big as this with the business on full throttle. I can't even try for fear of either aspects suffering from the time I'll be devoting to either one.
Hey, blue chairs!
I'm also considering the applying process. I'm not a fan of that. I don't like the feeling of anticipation if you're gonna get in or not. It's nerve-racking! And also, another thing which I'm also not a fan of is the transferring. I've done it several times! Though it opened to opportunities of meeting new friends, I didn't enjoy the actual and technical process of transferring. Good thing I was not the one who took the burden of fixing the papers and the like.

Well, I'm happy to announce that the "issue" concerning school transfers has been addressed by one school!

Monday, September 15, 2014

HEALTHY IS HOT!

I'm in a good coffee mood lately. Actually, I'm always in the mood for coffee. So that's usually a cup in the morning to start my day and another one in the afternoon. But if your mood for coffee extends to even your social media networks, now that's something else! You call it addiction.

By sharing this post, I'm actually admitting that yes, I'm a coffee addict. Have you seen this video of Ellen Adarna? No, not the boxing vid.

This one from Nice Day! Coffee!

What was your reaction the first time you saw this? Me? I'm not surprised knowing that the makers of Nice Day! Coffee are also those behind GlutaMAX. Remember the "Kutis Mayaman" ads? But more than being controversial, these brands are actually good! I actually encountered Nice Day! Coffee and liked it way before I saw this "banned" TVC. What's not to like given that Nice Day! Coffee has actual health benefits in it? And that's on top of having the fit and hot Ellen Adarna to endorse it.

Wanna be healthy and hot like Ellen Adarna?