Saturday, March 28, 2015

Town Titles | A NEW fun way to shop and earn rewards

Alabang Town Center has something cool for y'all who calls this mall their home. They have a fun mobile site that will allow you to earn badges - much like Foursquare - whenever you make a purchase.

Now, I got to try this during a shopping trip with the girls a weekend ago. I can't believe it's been years since my last visit and ATC just got better! And with the new Townie Titles mobile website, ATC just became a lot more interesting. It's so easy to become a member. Simply log on to the website and sync up your facebook and you're good to go! It's that easy. Now all you have to do is level p into the ultimate town VIP by earning all the badges and score yourself freebies, early access to what's happening and of course, bragging rights!

To start, just spend a minimum of Php500 in any store and present that receipt at the Concierge. The Concierge will provide you with a code that will open up a badge on your profile. Rise to the highest rank and get a chance to win Php10,000 worth of gift certificates from the participating stores.

During my recent trip, I got to earn Media Junkie, Basic Dresser and Avid Moviegoer!

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The app is pretty easy to navigate to. Although some of us did run a bit of trouble with syncing it to our facebook pages, it was asily resolved by refreshing the page. Good thing I was on SMART LTE, I didn't have trouble with playing around the Town Titles mobile app. It worked the whole time I was encodng my badges. So make sure you're using a reliable network. The codes will be provided at the concienrge and you'll just have to type the code. Easy as ABC. And you'll be well on your way to earning all the badges and become the best shopper at Town! :)

Of course we had to document that day! Here are some of the shots we took along with some the photographer shared with us. Oh yeah! There was a photographer following us around while we shopped! I did feel like I a celebrity that day. :) 

I missed Town! It's been a while since my last visit and it brought back EB memories. Hihi!

Compile your receipts (5000 and up bill) and get your badges from the concierge. :)

Here we are trying out the the Ayala Alabang Townie Titles Mobile App.

Our instavideo greeting Nikki happy birthday. Love her!

Shopping at MAC while Julia and Liz got their favorites from NARS. :)

This bag should seal me another fashion badge with Town Titles. 

To shop with friends is always loads of fun!

More than the prizes, I do love that I'll have the bragging rights of gaining all the badges. Yes, I am that competitive. LOL!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Our First Mommy & Daughter Event: Pampers Baby Dry Launch

People told me that when I become a mom I'll have less time doing my makeup and won't have time to review beauty products. Well, they are right! The time I used to spend checking out new makeup collection or testing out a new primer did lessen. Now I spend more time breastfeeding, giving my baby a bath or changing her diapers. At first, I was scared. My life resolved around beauty for a very long time I thought I wouldn't be able to let go.

But what they don't tell you is that the world of Motherhood is full of love and excitement and to experience it all for the first time was just amazing! As baby Claud grows bigger and stronger, I feel myself getting stronger and wiser as a mom. It's really an incredible feeling. Especially when I'm so lucky to be a mom in such a time that there is practically something for anything I would need for my baby. And like a new makeup collection, there is always something new to try for the first time with babies, too!

One of which is my recent discovery. Pampers graciously invited me to the launch of their newest diapers. It's their BEST and DRIEST diaper in 10 years! The all New Pampers Baby Dry boasts up to 12 hours of skin dryness so baby gets that complete sleep she needs.

One of the things we learned during the event is how important a good night sleep is for babies. Studies have shown that sleep is important to baby's brain development. Babies who get complete sleep are more social, less irritable in the morning. Well, even us adults share that sentiment so I'm sure it applies to babies, too. With a sweet disposition during the day, babies are more responsive and open to cognitive learning with their mommies. Naturally, if baby is asleep the whole night, that also means mommies can sleep soundly, too. Yey!

Moms naturally agreed with Dra, Apple Alfonso's findings. All of us experienced several wakeful nights just because baby needs changing at the middle of the night. And this lead to bad mornings due to the lack of sleep. Andi Manzano, who is the newest ambassador for Pampers Baby Dry took all the information in as she was about to give birth to her baby Pilar in a week or two. Actually, as I write this, she already gave birth and enjoying her first week as a mom. Good thing she's armed with Pamper's Baby Dry newborn diapers.

The New Pampers Baby Dry has the following features that really interested me. Gosh, this feels like I'm reviewing a foundation! :) Hihi!

  1. Soft Touch-Dry Layer - this quickly absorbs wetness to keep it away from baby's skin. It's really soft so I like that my baby's bums are likr sitting on bed of clouds.
  2. Magic Gel - one feature that made Pampers a mommy-favorite is this quick absorbing gel that locks in up to 7 wettings, that's usually the number of times a baby pee during the evening.
  3. Stretchy Tapes - These are my favorite feature! It provides superior fit and comfort, especially at night. And what they don't mention is that it makes it easier for mommies to put the diaper on on a squirmy baby.
  4. All Around Breathability - we're familiar with this, mommies! We hate sanitary napkins that feel plasticky so why should we let our babies suffer it? Pampers Dry has micro holes that prevent stuffiness to increase comfort and avoid skin irritation. Since I started using this, Claud didn't experience any rashes. Yey!
  5. Soft Cottny Cover - compared to generic diapers you get for cheap, Pampers is made with cotton, making it more comfortable to sleep in.
  6. Fun Designs - I love that our diaper now comes in my favorite color, teal! Definitely makes changing more fun for me and baby Claud.

To show us exactly how it works, Pampers made sure we get to test the new Pampers Baby Dry and it's 12 hour skin-dryness protection.

I posted a video on Instagram, so please press play to see how well the new Pampers works in absorbing all that wee-wee!

And the proof! No signs of wetness when you press on with tissue! 

And you gotta love the stretchy tapes, that's amazing! I love this!

What made the event a lot more fun was seeing my beauty blogger friends who are also moms like me. It's nice to see how we have changed and that we are sharing the experience of motherhood together. Nikki for one prepared me so much with her stories of giving birth and breatfeeding. She really gave me lots of tips and support when I needed them the most. Jane and Frances contoniously insipire to become a sassy mom like them. Being amidst mommy bloggers also inspired me that I can still blog and be the best mom to baby Claud. I'm so glad to belong in this community.

Tita Nikki with Claudey Cutie!

Lambingan mode with tita Nikki!

Pampers brand Ambassador, Andi Manzano and us, Pamper's Digital Ambassadors. :)

Fab mommies graced the event and looked awesome while caring for their babies. How do they do it?

With Jane Cheng, who manage to always look chica and she has 3 children! 

With longtime beauty blogger bestie. TEAM E for life! :)

And of course, this event was a special one as it's the first event I brought baby Claud with me. It was tiring for sure to carry and satisty this baby's curiousity but it was sooo worth it. I look forward to attenting more events with and introducing her to mommy's blogging world. :)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It’s Drying Out Your Skin, You Don’t Even Know It

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Just when I thought I was on my A-game protecting my skin from the scorching heat of the sun and icky humidity of Summer, here comes another sad fact that shows that I did not cover all bases. And you may have the same problem, too!

The lowdown: Your AC could be the culprit to your dry skin! Ick!

How ironic that the comfort an AC could bring is another source of skin dryness.  And the longer we expose ourselves to the cool breeze of this wonder equipment, the further we are damaging our skin. Ugh! Well, we know this already but we are probably in denial. None of us would choose to turn it off for fear our makeup would melt and we die from heatstroke. So what do we do? We sacrifice the condition of skin! Que Horror! Seriously, can we really stay away from the AC?

So what escape do we have from the sweltering heat of Sun? How can we survive Summer without succumbing to heatstroke and skin dryness? I, for one can’t stay away. AC is the first thing I reach out for when I come home from working all day. And at night, there is no escaping the heat from our small condominium space. Baby Claud and I need a good night sleep and turning off the AC would mean a bad night for us. If you’re not convinced checkout this Cosmo Poll!

Olay answered this dilemma and provided us with a new body wash that can provide lasting moisture to protect us from AC’s drying effects. The New Olay Body Wash Moisture Outlast Collection can combat all source of skin dryness and that includes the big bad AC. It’s so good it promises to give lasting moisture for 24 hours! This means that moisture-protection should start at the beginning of your bathing ritual. Your soap should be able to provide you enough moisture to ward of dryness immediately, leaving no room for premature skin aging to occur. And Olay knows that our regular soap is not enough to give us that.

I am definitely eager to try New Olay Body Wash Moisture Outlast Collection. Even as I write this, I can feel the air from the AC drying out my skin and I can’t ignore this any further. My skin deserves better!

Of course, we don’t have to take their word for it. We can actually test it for ourselves! I’m inviting you to join me at the  #MoistureThatLasts Olay Body Swap Event happening on March 28, 2015 at Robinsons Place Manila, Midtown Atrium.  Swapping is from 10 AM to 6 PM or until supplies last.

Don’t forget to bring a your non-P&G bar soap to swap with a New Olay Sensitive Moisture with Chamomile Body Wash in 200ml Yup! It’s FREE!! I’ll be there to this new exciting product for myself. :) So, I’ll definitely see all of you!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Behind The Scenes: BYS Philippines Music Video #BTS #BYS

BYS Philippines is gaining a huge following since it arrived in 2013 and even doubling their sales in this year! Angie Goyena, General Manager of the brand expressed that 2015 is going to be a big year for the brand with more products to sate the beauty cravings of the cosmetic addicts like me.

BYS Philippines sought out to make the brand more memorable with a song written by the talented Jeffrey Hidalgo and sang by the Voice finalist and famous siren, Arnee Hidalgo.

"We want more Filipinos people to know about BYS. Filipinos are known for their love of music and what better way to introduce the brand but through a lovely song about embracing your true self.", shared Angie.

Jeffrey Hidaldo, child music prodigy who is now a successful song writer and director, wrote the song that embodied a BYS woman. The song is all about self-awakening and finding happiness in being yourself. The song is not only full of meaning but it's definitely catchy. It's going to be an #LSS thing once you hear it on the radio.

Looking for the siren to sing this song didn't prove to be hard task when Jeffrey's sister is no other than Arnee Hidalgo, a recent contender at The Voice Philippines and an undeniably a talented singer. It was fate, as we say that their paths crossed and led them to the creation of one of the nicest brand songs I've heard. Baby, this is not your typical music jingle.

As a beauty blogger, I was curious with the makeup looks of the video and I stationed myself inside the dressing room to interview the makeup artists. During the first part of the video, Arnee was dressed in all white with her hair in soft waves. Elaine, official makeup artist for BYS, made sure to create looks that many Filipinas can recreate. "It doesn't matter what skin tone you have., she says. The looks they created will match anyone. Arnee provided the best canvass, of course. "We were inspired by Jennifer Lopez's bronzed makeup looks. Not so much on contour but more on realizing that our color can work to our advantage. We also made sure that she glowed seemingly from within.", Elaine added. She showed me the BYS Counter Trio in Sassy and I understood what she meant. The palette is ideal for creating that bronzed effect and glow from within look.

The fashion for this shoot naturally matches the looks. From neutral white, sweet floral to fierce dark tones. Stating that BYS Cosmetics can help you become the beest version of yourself, whichever you may choose to be. There's practically no limit!

When I talked to Arnee, I was happy to learned that she shared my love for matte lipsticks and she enjoyed using BYS's matte lipstick range. I was on fan-mode, really. She is so gorgeous! I can't wait to see the whole music video already!

Fierce-mode on! :)

Elaine touches up Natasha's makeup for the second look

Big waves ready for coiffing. :)

In minutes, hair stylist Iwa ad Arnee's hair up with soft tendrils playing against her pretty face. Carell, official artist of BYS as well, applied I Don't Pink So lipstick to complete this sweet yet vibrant look.

Products used: BYS Nude 2 Eyeshadow Palette and I Don't Pink So Matte Lipstick.

You'll soon hear this on the radio and will be available for download on iTunes, It will also be on Deezer and other music platforms. :)

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