Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Enjoy, Ignite & Relax at Il Terrazo

These days thoughts and tweets are almost one and the same. We just can’t help but share what we’re thinking to the world. It’s like our minds have gone digital and invaded the social networking scene. And with the rising popularity of Foursquare and other location-tracking apps, your location is just as accessible as your tweets. Today, broadcasting one’s whereabouts has just been more than just a habit, but a social statement.

With that in mind, where you are matters! Where you dine. Where you shop. Where you unwind. Let everyone know where you are. Let them know that you’re @Il Terrazzo!

At the heart of Tomas Morato, Il Terrazzo is the home to a variety of restaurants, fitness & beauty centers, supermarket, specialty shops, and an events place. Indeed, it is the only complete lifestyle hub that merges the recreational mall atmosphere with the bustling nightlife entertainment scene unique to Tomas Morato. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Il Terrazzo has it covered.

Craving for sushi? Dine at Omakase @Il Terrazzo.

Perhaps something for your sweet tooth? Indulge at Gong Cha or Banapple @Il Terrazzo.

Yearning for some meditation? Exercise your mind and body at Beyond Yoga @Il Terrazzo.

Call for a beauty makeover? Pamper yourself at Sexy Solutions or The Lash Bar @Il Terrazzo.

Need your techie fix? Splurge at the Digital Hub or Technovox @Il Terrazzo.

Thirsty for your favorite cocktail or beer? Unwind at Jack’s Loft @Il Terrazzo.

Does your pantry need restocking? Shop groceries at Rustan’s Supermarket @Il Terrazzo.

In need of an events place? Book The Ariato Function Center @Il Terrazzo.

Needless to say, Il Terrazzo is indeed the hippest cosmopolitan center for all your lifestyle impulses. So, when someone asks where you at?

Check in @Il Terrazzo!

Il Terrazzo is located at 305 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Madriñan St., Quezon City, Philippines

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SM Supermalls 3-Day Sale - Sta. Mesa, Calamba, Valenzuela, Tarlac and Masinag

Shoppers, get ready for the SM Supermalls 3-Day Sale in SM City Sta. Mesa, SM Center Valenzuela, SM City Masinag, SM City Calamba and SM City Tarlac!

Well since I literally leave next to SM City Sta. Mesa, 
hopefully I'll be sharing my 3-Day Sale expeience there as well!

I suggest you save your July 30 paycheck so you can shop 'til you drop in this weekend's sale!
No more excuses! I'm pretty sure at least one of these SM Supermalls is conveniently located near you.
Don't forget to bring your SM Advantage Card!
If you can, I suggest you come in on the first day of the 3-day sale really early because there will be
additional 10% discount (even on already discounted items) when you shop from 10am-12noon with your SMAC! 

There will also be exciting promos for each mall. 
15 ASUS laptops are up for grabs!

See below for more information.;)

See you this weekend!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

New Season? "New" Skin! Only With Clarity

Shed Off Summer Skin with Clarity

Adieu to summer, which officially ended recently. Perhaps now your skin is showing the results of all of those carefree, sun-filled days. Does your skin looks like a tree bark at the end of the summer? After a series of activities and beach parties your skin can look and feel dry, rough, and ashy.
Instead of sun-damaged skin, why not welcome the rainy season with a radiant and younger looking skin?

Many may be having problems with spotty peeling skin because of time spent getting a tan and enjoying under the intense heat of the sun. Exfoliation of the skin is carried out naturally at an average of more than a week, and hydration is vital revive dried skin. In Clarity,  there are treatments that help revitalize and ease the process- one of these is the Chemical Peel treatment.

Clarity’s Chemical Peel treatment, also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, offers a safe and effective way to exfoliate the skin. The process involves the application of a solution called TCA, which sloughs off old skin. This way, the upper surface is shed, exposing a smoother and fresher skin for a more rejuvenated feel.
The treatments offered at  Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center helps peel off damaged outer skin layer to reveal healthier and younger looking skin. The procedure doesn’t only revitalize the complexion; it also reduces fine lines and wrinkles caused by aging and sun damage. The process is found to be an effective way of treating cases of acne, age spots, freckles, dark patches, melasma, and acne scars, improving the look and feel of the skin.

Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center’s highly qualified doctors and personnel work closely with patients to observe necessary pre- and post-treatment procedures that ensures each procedure is done flawlessly. Patients can expect no less than personalized services from treatment, to medication, all the way close monitoring during the healing process.

Clarity’s Chemical Peel treatment fits perfectly with today’s fast-paced lifestyle. This integrated option of modern skin care uses the most advanced technology offering rapid rejuvenation of the skin with little or no discomfort.

Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center also offers a wide range of anti-aging and contouring services that can help invigorate the skin and brings out the natural beauty. Clarity’s personalized customer care is guaranteed through board-certified doctors and the latest technologies in dermatology, aesthetic dentistry, and cosmetic surgery all in one clinic.

Clarity’s Chemical Peel is the best way to quickly and comfortably improve one’s complexion. So let Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center be your partner for a beautiful and younger looking skin.

Visit Clarity Aesthetic Medical & Dental Center at the 5th Level Wellness Zone, Shangri-la PlazMall , EDSA corner Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. For more information, contact their office through telephone number 0916-CLARITY (2527489) or through their Customer Service Hotline 632-638-1294 or visit their website www.clarity.com.ph.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

21st National Retail Conference (NRCE) and Stores Asia Expo

Shopping is always fun, but doing it in the Philippines is the bomb. ;)

I'm a firm believer of shopping local goods and patronizing local brands are the best contribution I can do to my country's economy. But of course, I cannot deny I'm a sucker for foreign brands as well. 
I don't think any less of either. But what I know is, each has it's own strengths and weakness, so I gladly embrace both of them.

In lieu with DOT's campaign, "Its more fun in the Phlippines", the 21st National Retail Conference (NRCE) and Stores Asia Expo coined the ida of "Shopping is more fun in the Philippines". 
Filipinos can be the biggest shoppaholics you will meet.
That fact is quite evident, with all the foreign brands popping up everywhere. 

NRCE, the country's biggest retail industry event, converges its energies with the government's well-conceived It's More Fun in the Philippines campaign, as it invites tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez to speak on the campai
 gn's synergy with retail industry growth and more fun shopping experience. Adding to the prestige of the event is Coca Cola’s President and CEO William Schultz who will be the keynote speaker on the opening day of the conference. Coca Cola, which celebrates its centennial year this year is among the well-loved brands in the Philippines. Coca Cola’s participation in this year’s NRCE is expected to further elevate the “fun” aspect of the conference as the brand celebrates “100 Year of Happiness”. 

The 21st NRCE is slated on August 9 to 10 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. 

In the PRA tradition, the NRCE mounts its twin event, the Stores Asia Expo, the country's premier exhibition of retail suppliers and service providers.

The 2-day conference and exhibit is attended by over 800 retail owners, suppliers, CEOs, and top level executives. Each year, NRCE invites experts from the retail industry and other related sectors to cover relevant aspects of retailing. Chief among the bevy of topics at this year’s NRCE are strategies for driving growth and customer engagement.

Everyone, from the pillars to the rookies in the retail industry, will be there. Its the perfect event, especially for aspiring retailers and business people. Different relevant topics will be discussed by the who's-who in the industry. I'm sure attendees/participants will pick up a lot of tips and learn information to help them boost their business' growth and success.

Amid the global buzz surrounding initial public offerings (IPO), this year’s plenary sessions will include the use of an IPO as a tool for retail business growth.

Successfully engaging new generation shoppers will be well-covered in this event as other topics as boosting customer experience using store design and licensing opportunities for retailers are presented by field experts.

Coming on the heels of two successful NRCEs which zeroed in on Asian brands, this year's gathering moves forward with talks on personalized branding and transforming employees into brand ambassadors.

I am particularly interested with the insights of the big players on the competitive edge of socially responsible businesses and the retailers role in advocating a sustainable lifestyle. Going green, regardless if its organic and /or sustainable, are being embraced by many companies nowadays. Actually, whenever I get to interview a retailer/business owner, that's one of the questions I always ask. Being environmentally conscious is one of the best ways to attract consumers nowadays. You're not just helping Mother nature, but you're also teaching people on how to be environmentally and socially responsible - while earning. ;)

Hopefully, more brands and businesses will go green in the future. 

There will be two panel discussions each day at NRCE. On the conference’s first day, the morning panel discussion will delve into digital marketing and online commerce. The afternoon panel discussion, on the other hand, is entitled “Global Brands in Local Shores: How Local Brands Can Compete and Succeed vis-à-vis International Brands."

The roundtable on the conference’s second day will feature luminaries from retail and property development. Entitled “Retail Entertainment: Creating a New Level of Customer Experience," the morning panel discussion explores how shopping and leisure are intertwined. The conference’s last panel discussion is set to put participants in a hopeful, forward-thinking mood. Entitled “The New Turks of Retailing,” the last panel will feature the young entrepreneurs behind today’s hottest brands and franchises.

For Registration, click here.
For Booth Reservations, click here.

Friday, July 27, 2012

BIGFISH Innovation BLACK 2012

BIGFISH presents "BIGFISH Innovation BLACK 2012"
the most massive Black Party on Aug 25, 2012 (Sat) 
at The World Trade Center featuring the one and only

Dj JEROME ISMAE and the uplifting trance duo, TRITONAL.
Together with BIGFISH resident djs, John Boy Lee & Chris Raubeur.

BIGFISH Innovation BLACK 2012 is brought to you by CUERVO BLACK.
In-cooperation with Power Horse Energy Drink "Free Your Energy",
AXN, SONY BeTV & Diamond Hotel.

Media Partners : Magic 89.9,  Focus Media, Killer Bee, Mellow 94.7, Wave 891, 99.5 RT, Myx, Velvet, People Asia, Where, Clavel, Garage, Metro, Maven, Adobo Magazine, The Philippine Star, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin Lifestyle, Business World, Philstar.com, FemaleNetwork.com, SPOT.ph, StyleBible.ph, Focalcast, Media Magnet, ClicktheCity.com, and Cosmo.ph. Special thanks go to official residence partner Diamond Hotel, O Music and Video and Gold’s Gym.  Bigfish Radio at Magic 89.9 & all Killerbee Stations every Saturdays 12 mindnight & Bigfish TV at Pldt Watchpad. Also supported by The Philippine Department of Tourism.

For tickets and vip tables call 632 77 63 / 634 82 38 or log on to www.bigfishmanila.com

Embrace the dark...for BLACK IS THE IDENTITY WE ALL SHARE.

DJ Biography:

Emerging from relative obscurity in early 2007, in just a few short years Tritonal has become one of the most recognizable names on the modern trance and progressive world stage. Both exceptional talents in their own right, Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed formed a prolific music production partnership from opposite ends of the United States which exceeded all expectations and proved to be a creative match made in heaven.

Hailing from Munich, Jerome Isma-Ae is one of the highest-selling, most successful Prog HouseDJ/producers of the last 3 years. He is reinventing and designing the sounds since the early years of EDM. Building, combining, releasing and holding on to a continuously sharp sound, fit for both timelessness and the current demands of the dance floor society. German producer/DJ Jerome Isma-Ae sure kept himself  busy over the past 15 years. But results are showing. With the characteristic Isma-Ae sound on his side, requested and praised by many, he's got the best weapon there is: the ability to stand out. Mind you, it's a weapon he won't hesitate to use.



www.twitter.com/TritonalChad  www.twitter.com/DaveTritonal

The Gateway Cineplex 10 - Perfect 10 For Movie Buffs

Ever since Gateway Mall was opened, my cousins and I always watch our favorite movies in their Cineplex. The location is conveniently located in Araneta Center. The mall itself is fabulous in its own right, but the Gateway Cineplex 10? It's beyond words when it comes to its stylish design and up-to-date technology that movie lovers would definitely appreciate and enjoy.

The Gateway Cineplex 10, situated at Level 4 of Gateway Mall, is truly a state-of-the-art cinema complex with the latest amenities to ensure maximum convenience, comfort and viewing pleasure.

The auditorium design and execution of the Cineplex have been personally supervised by international cinema consultants, Ian Riches and James Anthony who have drawn on their global experience to incorporate the top-of-the-line features of Cineplex 10.

The 2,300 total seat complex consists of 10 screens ranging in size from the intimate luxury of the exclusive Platinum Cinema with 40 deluxe reclining La-Z-Boy chairs, to the massive 524 seat impact theatre with a curved screen more than 60 feet wide, making it Manila’s largest. Every auditorium has provisions for PWD spaces.

The spacious central lobby is conveniently situated above the mall’s Food Express and adjacent to several fine-dining restaurants and provides a meeting point with the various coffee lounges for those who want a little chit-chat before seeing a film. A special feature of the vast lobby is the exclusive “Times Square” mural, created by theatrical designer Fritz Ynfante and his team and sets the proper mood for the great entertainment offered by the Cineplex.

The central box office, with up to six selling stations, features the Vista computerized ticketing system, a first in the Philippines. The Vista system provides fast ticket service, with specific seats being allocated at all busy performances, all with the touch of a screen, or a click of a button.

A large SNAXX counter offers the usual cinema favorites of soda, popcorn, hotdogs and nachos as well as candy, ice cream and other temptations. There’s also a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stand for those craving for a quick caffeine fix.

The Gateway Cineplex 10 is the first cinema in Manila to use the Boral cinema acoustical wall system to ensure total sound realism. Built-in JBL surround speakers driven by powerful QSC amplifiers are incorporated with the very latest Dolby Digital EX theatrical sound system so you can almost feel the emotion, drama and suspense of every anticipated film title.
US-brand Simplex projectors provide crisp and clear pictures to make moviegoers feel like they’re right in the middle of every epic moment onscreen.

Stadium-style stepped seating ensures an unobstructed view of the floor-to-ceiling wall-to-wall screens from every seat. The comfort designed chairs and armrest are all standard amenities. Ample leg room guarantees room to stretch and allow other patrons to pass with the least inconvenience.

Another unique feature is the one-of-a-kind Platinum Cinema, with a private access and lounge area. With forty La-Z-Boy reclining leather chairs, this is every movie buff’s dream come true. Included in the admission fee is bottomless drink and popcorn, and for those who want to live a little, an exclusive menu offers a selection of beers and wines plus delicious snacks which can be enjoyed in the exclusive lounge or in the comfort of the theatre itself. The Platinum Cinema is also available for private screenings and other presentations.

Experience movie going like no other at Gateway Cineplex 10!

Lioele Beyond The Solution BB Cream - Review, Photos, Swatches

Lioele Beyond The Solution BB Cream is a BB cream that's almost as good as a foundation. Unlike other BB creams that are categorized as tinted moisturizers, I find this one a little more forgiving with a little more coverage for my less-than-perfect skin. I've been using this since my skin started breaking out really bad. I realized that using thick liquid foundation is causing my breakouts, so I tried using this BB cream.

I really love this one because it serves as my base, concealer, and foundation. I have a combination skin, so I can't rely on this alone as a moisturizer. I love the fact that it gives just enough coverage that I never looked too made up. Its not cakey, even when I set it with powder. The pump can do some improvement though. Sometimes, one pump is more than enough so I just press it lightly. 

For reference, what I have is the full-sized 50ml variant and I use MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC25.

Lioele Beyond The Solution BB Cream

with flash
without flash
Left: cleansed, toned, and moisturized Right: with BB cream
I'm sorry, but I can't find anyone else that day to model.
Forgive the "bilao" face. Hahaha!

PROS: Gives more coverage than your usual BB cream, lightweight, not cakey, did not cause any breakouts or any bad reactions, a small amount goes a long way
CONS: The pump is a little tricky, it only comes in 1 shade


 I will definitely repurchase! 

Where To Buy:
Lioele Beyond The Solution BB Cream
Online (price varies), Super Sale Bazaar (price varies)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Eastridge (Thunderbird Resort) in Rizal

This set was taken a while back.
I think that was New Year's Eve. :)
Being close to nature: serene water, gorgeous landscape, and smokeless air is the way to go.

And yes, hello HDR! 
Enjoy. ;)

Meet my nephew, Aiden! Ain't he cute? Kanino pa ba magmamana? ;)

Tight bear hugs for my Sephy Cabato :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Nichido Lip Pencil in Blaze - Review, Photos, Swatches

Nichido Lip Pencil in Blaze is my first ever lip liner. The color is just perfect. Its really pigmented and can be worn on its own. Its a little creamy so its easy to apply, then it dries out matte. My only problem with it is its longevity. Its not as long wearing as I'd want it to be, but of course, it costs less than P100 so it can't be perfect. 

Nichido Lip Pencil in Blaze

swatch with flash
swatch without flash

PROS: Pretty shade of red, creamy but dries out matte, opaque, locally available, and very affordable
CONS: It would have been perfect if it's long wearing


 I will repurchase when I don't find something better.

Where To Buy:
Nichido Lip Pencil in Blaze
Watson's, P95