11 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Nail Polish – Nailaholics, Unimart Greenhills

 Nothing spells “high-maintenance” than having well-groomed and polished nails. I learned this way back in my training about power grooming and business etiquette.

Having nicely painted digits is a must especially if you always find yourself meeting a lot of people and exchanging more handshakes than cards.

With all the talks I am conducting and the presentation preps, I rarely have the time to visit a salon. Good thing I learned that Nailaholics will open its newest branch to date at the new Unimart Greenhills! Of course, I wouldn’t miss being there for the world!

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Alongside with the nail pampering, I’d like to share with you some tips I took away from the Nail Experts of Nailaholics Unimart at Greenhills in extending the life of our mani and pedis!

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  1. Make sure your nails are moisturized before getting your manicure. Hydrated nail beds cause less nail breakage and chips.

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2. Always use a base coat before painting colour on. This protects your nails from staining and also acts as a great adhesive for the polish ensuring lasting colour.

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3. Apply thin coats of polish with every stroke. It dries quickly and doesn’t cause bubbles.

4. Wait a couple of minutes between each coat to make sure the nail polish adheres properly to its base.

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5. A horizontal swipe across the tip of your nails after your final coat, along the edge, seals the colour in and protects your nails against chipping.

6. If you’re rushing, dip your tips in ice cold water to harden the nail polish quicker.

7. To extend the life (and shine) of your manicure, apply really thin coats of topcoat every other day.

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8. Be sure to wear gloves while doing the dishes—water expands the nail bed and causes the nail polish to chip.

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9. Cuticle oil helps freshen up your manicure and moisturize your hand.

10. Don’t bite your nails!

11. Be careful when applying skin care products. Certain types can cause the nail polish to dull and discolour like sunscreen and mosquito repellents.

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Make sure to keep in mind these very helpful insider tips from Nailaholics’ expert nail technicians or better yet, get them first-hand when you visit Nailaholics Unimart located on the Mezzanine Level of Unimart Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City. To book your appointments today, contact 0956-846-2352.

 

I can almost hear the cheers from my merfriends who live and hang out in the area!

 

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Koragem Premium Japanese Collagen Review

Have you ever watched “Death Becomes Her”?

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It is an old movie featuring Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn wherein they battle and struggle to look eternally beautiful by drinking a Youth-Inducing Potion.

I have watched it when I was 8 years old, and that was probably a trigger for me to know that physical beauty fades, and there is nothing you can do about it – unless you find that potion.

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But fast forward to now, I realized that you CAN actually do something. You can eat healthy, exercise, complete sleeping hours, drink lots of water, go to the doctor, and even drink beauty pills to help restore your natural beauty.

I am in my late-20s, and I can say that there are a lot of changes happening to my face and body. My face has visible wrinkles now, and my back aches more than it used to. I blame it to the poor posture I have, which my mom kept on reminding me.

Consequently, I happen to stumble upon Koragem Premium. It’s a food-supplement that aids collagen production.

Collagen is naturally produced in our bodies. It is responsible for the elasticity and strength of our hair, nails, bones, and skin. However, as we age, amounts of it tend to diminish as well, that is why old-aged adults have tendencies to have weaker bones and are predisposed to concerns regarding the integumentary system.

I remember learning it in Nursing School too, that is why I was a bit afraid of menopause because estrogen and collagen are sure to decrease big time.

With all these knowledge, I was quite grateful to try this product,  checking if these will fare well in the skin rejuvenating department.

I took Koragem for a month, and surprisingly here are the results I gained.

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  1. Skin looks clearer and smoother.

I am quite devastated with all the pimple marks left after the busy days and sleepless nights. Koragem helped my pimples heal faster. Plus, my skin felt softer and smoother, even without lotion!

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  1. Stronger nails

My left thumb nail usually cracks when it grows longer, and tends to cut all the way through. This didn’t happen in during the month I was taking the supplements.

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  1. Less hair fall

Hair fall is a big problem for me, especially when I have to dry and comb them after a bath. Taking these helped my hair to be strong, and easy to manage.

  1. More energy

I also observed that I don’t get tired easily, and it’s easy for me to do things in a more efficient manner. I got to finish my tasks and errands right away without feeling too worn-out.

  1. No headaches

There are a lot of things causing headaches, few of which are stress, low intake of water, and poor blood supply. Collagen is also present in the blood vessels, as they assist in the vasoconstriction and vasodilation. I believe my blood pressure was well regulated, and more blood is perfused to my brain. OMG. I think this will help those who often suffer from head aches.

There are a lot of health improvements I observed, but these were the most apparent! I highly recommend Koragem Premium Japanese Collagen to all my friends!

You can visit them on their Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Email: info@koragempremium.com
Contact: Phone: (+632) 508-7924

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Let’s all be healthy and beautiful, shall we?

 

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Nailaholics Clears Floo Network to Transport You to London

“Wingardium Leviosa!” “Expelliarmus!” “Ridikkulus!”

These are just some of the spells I grew up with while being engrossed in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. I usually read the books, with a made-up wand at hand, while chanting the spells cast by the characters in the series.

I have never been more animated by a book.

I’ve read all the books, and watched the movies. Saying that I am a fan is an understatement. Muggle-born or a Squib might be the better term.

Golly. I hate being a Muggle! That is why, it has always been my dream to visit London, and experience the magic in the world of wizards and witches!

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I am pretty sure, that you’d want to visit London too! Either you’re a fellow Potterhead, a traveler, or someone who’d like to visit some friends or family there, this may come a bit of a shock <insert Prof. McGonagall’s tone in Chamber of Secrets>

Haha “Don’t worry, you don’t need a Mandrake root to heal! 😀

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Growing up in the Pacific gives one an unrelenting desire to visit the Western World. Everyone dreams of exploring a European city even just for once in their lives and this yearning is something that does not go away even when they grow older. With Europe’s most beautiful cities waiting to be visited, a top European destination seems to make it on everyone’s travel bucket list – and that is no other than the beautiful city of London.

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Being Europe’s third biggest city, London is home to some of the world’s best attractions and activities. Wandering through one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, one cannot help but gush in awe and admiration with what this city presents.

Experience a place that is sprawling with enriching galleries and museums which everyone can visit for free. Hop on London’s famous double-decker bus for an effortless sight-seeing tour and for a more thrilling way to view this splendid city, hover above while in the London Eye.

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With all that there is to see in this majestic city, one cannot miss out the striking Big Ben and Nelson’s Column – landmarks that almost complete a London trip but there is still so much more to discover. These and more are in store for the loyal customers of the country’s number one nail salon and pampering destination.

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Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa pinned London as the perfect destination for relaxation and pampering with their “Escape to London” promo. “It is our top priority to provide the best and real pampering experience to our customers. We want to show how we value them and in an effort to show our appreciation and gratitude for their support and loyalty.”

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Last year they gave out a Maldives getaway and this year, they are going further and treat them with a chance to win a free trip to the enchanting city of London” said Lorraine Baterina, Brand Manager of Nailaholics.


“By simply availing any of Nailaholics’ pampering packages starting from June 1 to September 30, 2017, a customer is entitled to a raffle entry for a chance to win a getaway vacation of 5 days and 4 nights to London for two” added Baterina.

It’s time to grab the chance to walk the streets of London with your mate in exchange of a genuine pampering experience.

Watch out for more exciting and rewarding promotions from Nailaholics by visiting its website at http://nailaholics.com/ and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/nailaholics/.

Yay! Now, who needs a broomstick or a Floo Powder? 😀

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7 Tips on How to Survive Your First Photoshoot

About a week ago, I had my first legit photoshoot for my brand, Versaheel. It felt surreal really! I didn’t know what I was doing half the time, considering I really don’t have any background on posing in a studio, or a strong experience in striking poses with a lot of people staring at you.

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“Who is this girl? “Why is her hair orange?”

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But I survived it! I mean them! I had a 2-day photoshoot, and they were magnificent!

I know, I started selling shoes way back 2009, with only a 2-megapixel camera phone and my too-tired set of feet from long hours of standing in nursing duties, I brave the traffic and sometimes rainy weather to go to the Marikina Market, and take photos of newly delivered shoes!

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It felt like a real treat for me! I remember dreaming for hours to pass by until dismissal so I can quickly pack my bags and head home, and oh, make a not-so-quick stop from my kind suppliers! 😀

There were also times when I console myself by cheating a self-promised 30-minute Multiply (the social media giant that time, Facebook wasn’t popular yet) posting and selling just so my wits will wake up amidst studying for the finals. The 30 minutes usually turn to 3 hours. 😀

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Fast forward to now, I have a studio, an outdoor venue, photographers, makeup artist, and a publicist! I could have never imagined these things when I was only 20 years old!

So if you’re a teenager, a 20-ish person, or someone who has a lot of dreams, never let those go! You’ll never know the world is actually watching you, and someday it will be ready to launch you.

I’m not a pro on this, but just in case this may come in handy, I’ll tell you things I learned on how to survive your first photoshoot.

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  1. Sleep early and arrive early.

This helps so much to ease away the appearance of the dark circles under your eyes. It’s also good to arrive early so that you can have a lot of time for your hair and makeup, consequently more time for the photoshoot itself!

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More time could also mean more photos! It also buys you time for changing and retouch!

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  1. Hydrate yourself.

This is quite a problem, especially that I don’t fair well with the water department. If you’re not hydrated enough, your lips will be chappy! This doesn’t look nice, especially on headshots and closeups!

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  1. Know your angles.

I have quite a pudgy face, and I know my right cheek is extra plumpy than the other side. So I could say right sideways is my best angle! Practice in a mirror so that you would know!

Hey, don’t stress too much! No one is that perfect! Every picture-perfect model also knows how to look best on camera, and we should too!

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  1. Have a concept in mind.

What are you trying to highlight? Is it your hair, your makeup, your outfit, your shoes? Know the goal of this shoot so you could also prepare!

Most high-end shoots will probably take care of everything – the clothes, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. But while you have a say on how you will look, it’s better to be vigilant on the things you bring on the set.

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For example, I am promoting my shoes, so I have to downplay my dress, by sticking to plains and basic colors, and let my shoes shine! You don’t want to distract your audience by looking at the other things in the photo you are not even meant to advertise!

  1. Be nice to everybody.

I think this is such an obvious thing, but we’d like to keep a happy and nice environment, no matter how pressured you are. I mean if you need help with getting some BTS photos or some extra hand to zip your dress, and the people around are not compelled to even do these for you; you’ll get extra mileage and points by being nice and hopefully (and naturally) these people can extend a hand to do your little requests.

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  1. Close your eyes. Open them. Smile/Radiate the aura.

There are times when you are so tired already, your smile turns into a fake smile, worst a frown. The easy refresh button technique that I learned is to relax your mouth, close your eyes, and then pop! You will look natural again!

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As what Tyra Banks also said, “SMIZE!” Smile with your eyes!

And it also helps to uplift your spirits, even if it has to be on your own! I mean you’re the model, you should do your job! 😀

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  1. Have fun.

And the best advice is to have fun, and just enjoy it!

It’s not everyday you don’t have to ask someone to take a photo of you and hopefully, they get the right frame and angle. I mean you’re dealing with professional photographers here, and it’s such a wonder to not instruct them on how you’d like the photo to turn out.

Plus, your next Instagram photo will not be a selfie! Yay!

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I hope you learned a thing or two on this! I did too! And I am extremely grateful for all the people who have helped me make this photoshoot into a reality! These photos were released in an article about my story on how I started as a shoe designer. You can read that in The Story of a Dreamer : Via Galang.

As for this photoshoot, big applauses to these awesome people!

Hair and Make Up: Alvicel Cee of Alluring Vison by Cel

Studio: MeMo Photography Studio

Studio Photography: Evan Mogol Photography

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Outdoor Photography: Elvie Manlulu of Rugged Pixie

Outdoor Photography: Tobi Cabrera of Funkadelic

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Publicist: Blog Talk with MJ Racadio

Published Article Writer: Viva Alvaro-Galvez

And of course, my darling fiancé for being my driver that day, forever BTS photographer, sometimes my critic, and always my number one fan!

If you were to have your first photoshoot, what will it be about? Let me know! 😀

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How to Achieve a Killer Smile with GumAlive

Just like most teen girls, I also had my fair share of insecurities. You see, I always wanted to have a nice smile, but since I wasn’t gifted with a good set of teeth, I just have to resolve to other means.

Either I smile without exposing my pearly whites, which is a bit difficult considering how protruding my upper set was; smile a bit while consciously forcing my lower lip forward to create an illusion that my upper set wasn’t too accelerative, or the safest, but also the saddest, is to not smile at all. Period.

Either way, these methods only remind me that I can only do so much; that is why I envisioned myself to self-invest one day.

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Investing in ourselves is always a good thing, especially if the improvement directs you to your goal, the common good, and it enhances your quality of life. So I got braces! Haha

My parents paid for my first one back in college in 2007, but since I am not quite satisfied with the results, I switched dentists. So tadaa, after 10 years, I still look like my college self, only with ginger hair! Haha 😀

Now that I am on the road to get my dream smile, there is only one thing left! How do I maintain it and how do I keep my dental health in place?

So I guess we have to start with what we’re always used to – toothpaste and mouthwashes.

Can I just say I have never been more thankful for blogging than I am today? I got invited to the Bloggers’ Meeting of GumAlive Toothpaste, the first mouth spa in the world. And I was pretty psyched about this product.

I didn’t blog about it after the event because I want to at least try it out first, and let my friends use it, so that I can document their review as well.

So, here’s what you have to know.

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GumAlive is a Thai product that is made with organic ingredients, so you’re sure that everything’s healthy and good even for the most sensitive teeth.

In line with this, GumAlive brings oral health to a new peak by spearheading the concept “The Way Nature Made It”, providing true wellness by natural elements, as it doesn’t contain parabens, SLS and Flouride.

It is also the first mouthspa toothpaste with the integration of “Bodhical” Extract, a substance derived from the widely known sacred fig tree.

There are three variants, and so far my favourite is the GumAlive Fresh Breath.

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Commonly, we brush our teeth in the evening, only to worry for a bad breath in the morning – not exactly a great start to greet your honey or family. But the most amazing part here is, just when you thought that all toothpastes are made equally the same, they’re actually not.

GumAlive Fresh breaks that myth! Woah! You should try it!

Using this cutting-edge mouth care isn’t like ordinary tooth brushing. The first time I used it, I noticed that it doesn’t bubble that much at the beginning because it neutralizes your mouth’s PH primarily. Our mouth is naturally acidic, same as the toothpaste we generally use.

Consequently, GumAlive is alkaline, which explains the absence of the bubbles. And this mouthspa just leaves your entire buccal cavity minty and fresh.

The two other variants are Natural Whitening and Special Gum Care.

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The good thing about this brand is that they have a specific product on targeted needs. Like Special Gum Care. I believe this is so helpful for those who are suffering from tooth decay and toothaches. It alleviates pain and supports overall dental health.
One keynote I highly value is that I learned in the launch that women who suffer toothaches normally have reproductive issues. So if you’re having sudden concerns with your teeth, better have yourself checked by a doctor. There may be an underlying cause to that.

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I highly recommend this product, but you have to experience it to believe it.

GumAlive retails for P395 a tube, and is available at Cash & Carry, UniMart, Fisher Mall, Makati Supermart in Alabang, and selected Mercury Drug stores.

Follow GumAlive Philippines in Facebook and in their website.

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My fiancé and our families are using it now. So maybe it’s about time to change your toothpaste brand, don’t you think?

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How My Kaartehan Turned Me to a Shoe Designer for Versaheel

She is so maarte.

***For my international readers:

arte – noun. art

maarte – adjective. artistic (Filipino definition is somewhat negative, may even be perceived as annoyingly demanding on so many things and levels, and in extremely impractical ways.)

kaartehan – noun. Creativity or artistry (Filipino definition may be connoted as a quality of annoyingly demanding on so many things and levels, and in extremely impractical ways.)

Growing up, this sentence is so common it may be the most-spoken sentence in school, especially for young girls. Being a transferee twice, my presence has somewhat alerted the school population that they have someone new to see, maybe admire, spy on, talk about, taunt, or to that person’s misfortune, a subject for scrutiny and bullying. And lucky for me, I happen to experience all.

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It was such a whirlwind; I actually tried to force this kaartehan out into oblivion. Sometimes, I think there’s something wrong with me, that I have to be like everybody else, so that more people will like me. But after everything, I realized we don’t have to be the person the society expects us to be. We never stand out that way, and it will be difficult for us to be happy. So instead of quieting it down, I cultivated it more. I tried blogging and public speaking, and this really helped me maximize my creative potential. I tried to be more graphic with my words and animated with my presentations, and it was such a surprise how much appreciation I gained. I soon recognized, that my being maarte gave me a lot of opportunities, and amazing people to share it with. Being one, allowed me to be noticed more, to be perceived as unique and a burst of sunshine in an utmost dreary day. That this quality was actually not a negative thing, because creativity gives birth to wonders that will change the world.

versaheel-1And now, I’m taking this creativity up a notch by turning it into a tangible fashion piece – shoes! I can go on, and on, about how shoes are the greatest fashion invention, but I’d save it for another post.

For my first high heel design, I was so inspired when I got to check out these materials. The swatches are so stunning, that the moment I saw the right-most swatch I imagined it already shaping a shoe in my foot. The prints are so whimsical, fashionable and edgy. I know it’s going to be such a scene stealer to anyone who will wear it. So see how it turned out!

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I’m not going to convince you how lovely it is, because it actually is! Since gradient colors are so popular right now, I tried being a little playful with the straps, and opted two colors. They have the same texture too. I tried to keep it looking put-together with the black vertical strap, as to complete the whole look. This is just the prototype though, the finished products are on their way, and will be available either on the 2nd or 3rd week of March. I can’t wait to see them come to life!

My vision for Versaheel is for our shoes to not just complement or make the outfit, they are THE outfit. I hope you like this new stint I’m venturing in, because I have never felt more energized about something I am really passionate about. Shoe-speaking, I own about a fair number of pairs, you can say I am a shoe addict, but there’s something more satisfying in creating and sharing this love affair to fellow shoe-o-holics.

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I’ve always admired how artists get to immortalize things. Whatever their craft is, creatives would always find a way to express their gift. This is my gift to you. Welcome to Versaheel.

Find us clacking our heels in Facebook and Instagram.­ It’s going to be a shoe-stopper I’m telling you.

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What Would Have Made Me Stay in the Living Room More than the Bed Room

I love going places. I am restless, and adventurous – particularly someone you can’t pin and bribe down in one place and expect her to lie there forever. There are even times I feel more like a bird, than a human. That’s why when asked how my future home would look like, I was particularly challenged. Because honestly, I was never home.

But whenever I am, I usually stay and lock myself in the bedroom. Going back on the thought though, I realized I should have stayed in the living room more, because that’s the place where my family usually spends a lot of time to watch movies, chat, and talk about what happened during the day. I miss those times, especially now that my mom isn’t here to welcome us with her finest dishes anymore.

On a lighter note, this inspired me to come up with ideas on what I think will make me stay in the living room more than my bedroom. I intend to make this dream design in my future home too. I want my future kids to be more interactive at home than I was. So I present to you my mood board for a beach-themed living room!

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I love how homey and relaxing these details make me feel. I basically want to add a hanging sofa and some wooden or rattan chairs and tables to make the place feel like a resort.

I want to use this color palette too. The calm shades of blue, cream, brown and mauve makes me want to rest and enjoy a breezy afternoon in the living room with my family.

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I want to use capiz, shells, and beach elements to add to the resort feel of the place. Mermaid accents and color gradients are additional intricacies I want to incorporate too.

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I was blown away how this boat posed a valuable element in taking the design of this living room a notch higher. I wouldn’t have thought of that! Or maybe, the boat can be a make-shift sofa or table! The possibilities are endless!

Finally, going home is a thing of the past when heading back is an unpleasant feeling travelers dread after a wonderful vacation, a.k.a. #backtoreality. With a beach-themed design, everyday vacation is a reality! I can’t wait to make this dream living room! I can’t wait to have a vacation at my home everyday!

I also happen to find an incredibly good source for home designs and furniture. You may find exciting deals and awesome things at Arhaus! Like them on Facebook!

Hope you enjoyed this post. I will be happy to know your thoughts my dear merfriends! 🙂

 

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Shakeaway at UP Town Center

I am so excited how months are so cooperative in flying by so fast, because that means summer is just around the corner! Yay! Time to be all sleek and sneaky with bikinis, beaches, and cold drinks! And what better way to beat the heat than drinking fresh and flavorful shakes from Shakeaway!

Last month, I got invited to try shakes and I never thought there could be so much variety in one milkshake place! Shakeaway is a London-based milkshake bar company and is the original re-inventor of milkshakes. The store started a cult following in 1999 with the first shop opening in the sunny seaside town of Bournemouth on the south coast of England.

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The store’s interior design reminds me of mint and utterly spotless clinic. Or a fruity makeup store.  Haha It’s soo neat!

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What’s unique about Shakeaway is that they have a winter menu. This is made available especially during the snowy season in London, as a means to complement the cold weather. Normally, regular customers won’t order cold drinks, so to bridge the gap, Shakeaway invented hot shakes! Yes you read that right! Something new and worth trying, especially, on our closest version – the rainy season.

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TOASTY TIM is their very creamy hot chocolate shake. I am not a fan of chocolate and hot drinks, not even coffee! But this one definitely changed my mind! You should try this. ASAP!
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With their intense variety on shakes, a booklike menu wasn’t opted, instead they have all laid them out on each table! Nifty and brilliant in my opinion.

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We were first served with MAX, it’s part of their World Famous Named Shakes. Comes in regular size for P250 and large at P310.

World Famous Named Shakes are a special menu with actual people’s names as the drinks. This is a pretty interesting idea. I wanna have HARRY! (There’s actually a Harry shake!)

Anyway, Max  is a chocolate fudge brownie shake and chocolate-filled mint candy with milk chocolate chips on top.

You can really taste the minty flavor in your tongue. This is a perfect cooling shake post workout.

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The fun thing about Shakeaway is that they also have an exclusive World Famous Named Shake. It is one distinct flavored shake with the influence of the host country’s most popular ingredients, and only offered in the  Shakeaway branch of the said host country.

As for the Philippine branch, it is called JOSE, and only available in the Philippines. It is ube and macapuno with pinipig on top. This tastes very Filipino. This probably is my favorite, it is something you’ve never tasted before! I highly recommend this one! It’s so yummy, I may even finish a large cup of this!

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Shakeaway has soda shakes as well! Super genius idea! This one is Sarsi shake. The milky taste was a good twist on our childhood soda.

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IZZIE is part of the Named Frozen Yoghurts. It is a frozen yoghurt with strawberries, banana and granola. Comes in regular at P250 and large at P310. The granola made it extra fun to eat because flavors were just bursting left and right!

I just find all the named menus a bit confusing. It definitely sounds interesting, but I can hardly memorize all the names. Oh my, signs of being a Tita!

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Together with my foodie friends of Team Aldous!

Manfred Manalo in a slicky state of shake coma!

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You can find Shakeaway at Unit C1101F Ground Floor Phase 2 UP Town Centre
Diliman. Call them at (02) 958 5841. Operating hours are between 11:00AM – 9:00PM.

So what are you waiting for, head on to Shakeaway this week afterwork or afterschool, and get ready to be blown away by the largest menu on shakes in Manila!

Have you been here? How was your experience? 😀 Let me know in the comments!

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Shop and Save with Groupon Coupons

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are on my prerogative.

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“Whoever says that money cannot buy happiness, doesn’t know where to shop!”

I actually developed an affinity to this quote that has stemmed way back in 2012. I mean, you have to know what you want. Those pieces of monetary bills may not equate to happiness per se, but these will surely be a means to get you what will.

I actually remember the pain from a broken heart easing, when I bought three new pairs of shoes one December night. I mean, I may be single (that time), but I (back then) have the most gorgeous snakeskin and suede high heels on the planet!

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But now that it’s 2017, and I kind of thought that I should be paying more attention on how I spend, it should come to people’s senses that managing one’s finances can bring a huge impact on how you set your priorities. BUT. There’s a big but. Shopping doesn’t have to be a gruesome experience to your conscience when you try to splurge on something you really want, and need!

Good thing, Groupon Coupons is here to save the day! Consequently, keeping up with shopping-until-you-drop is still amenable! Especially, if it’s for someone you love!

I know, I may have been pretty extravagant when it comes to spending cash before, but getting coupons to save on my shopping will do wonders once I plan to buy something. I may live in the Philippines, but it doesn’t mean I cannot avail the coupons. It basically serves a lot of locations in the west, and I may have to ask a friend or family to avail one for me, but who cares? I can still save by using my shopping coupons! And have them shipped here to my country.

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So my dear International merfriends, this is something exciting for you! I know you will be delighted to use Groupon Coupons in your next purchases! Go check out their site, your ‘missing shopping piece’ awaits!

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Note: Photos are courtesy of my 21 year old self, donning my shopaholic costume for the yearbook’s creative shot.

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Here’s Your Chance to Win A Trip To Maldives

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OMG! OMG! OMG! I have studied about Maldives way back in college in our Asian  Civilization subject, and I was literally left breathless with all its splendor! Unpopular to some, but Maldives is considered one of the best, if not THE best summer destination in the world! Their “islands” are actually atolls, hardened corals, and I am wondering how it must feel to atoll-hop! 😀

If you have checked prices and packages of going to this dream destination, it may make our hearts sink because it’s particularly expensive! BUT, good news! Nailaholics may just make your dreams and mine come true!

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Walk into any Nailaholics branch and you are immediately ushered into a different world. The world quiets down, even for just a few hours, as you settle into the canopied seats. The gentle buzz behind its doors are reminiscent of the placid flurry typicaly found in beachside destinations. The colors evoke the calm of being beside the ocean.

Now, stepping inside a Nailaholics branch doesn’t just welcome you into a world of pampering, you’re actually taking your first step towards the Maldives; a destination recognized as this year’s best spa destination by industry, known for its clear, cobalt waters, hugged by a stretches of fine, delicate sand.

“Perhaps no other coastal destination has been so closely associated with the concept of relaxation,” says Glaiza Agbayani, Digital Manager  “This is why we chose Maldives as the perfect holiday treat for our loyal customers.”

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From November 10 to January 27, availing of any of the Nailaholics package services will entitile customers to one raffle entry for the chance to win a trip for two to the Maldives.

Entitled Holiday Flyaway, the lucky winner will enjoy a four-day, three-night stay at the Maldives and indulge in the very elements that inspired the experience and aesthetic behind Nailaholics.

Visit Nailaholics as often as you can during the promo period to get more chances of winning. There’s no better reason to keep heading back to your nearest branch for me-time.

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