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Monday, February 26, 2018

WHAT TO EXPECT AT PHILIPPINES INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE SHOW 2018


My friends know how I have this fascination over furnitures. I can spend the whole day in stores —just enjoying and exploring. Are you a furniture enthusiast too? If you are then you should not miss The Philippines International Furniture Show ( PIFS ) 2018 —the ultimate furniture lifestyle event fit for all design and furniture enthusiasts.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MY 3 MONTHS JOURNEY WITH NOVUSKIN LIFT


I'm sure you would agree with me when I say that it's really challenging and quite tasking when it comes to taking care of our skin. What we put into our mouth and what we apply on it has a lot to do on how it would look and affect our skin. But sometimes malas, na kahit even if you do not do anything— there is just that flaw which won't stop bugging you. Relate? 

FWD LIFE PHILIPPINES ALL SET TO BLAZE A TRAIL AT THE NORTH POLE

Yesterday, FWD Life Philippines, one of the country’s fastest-growing insurers,  launched its “Blaze a Trail in the Arctic” campaign in conjunction with the FWD North Pole Marathon 2018, the world’s coolest marathon which will be held on April 9 this year.

Monday, February 19, 2018

CNY 2018 PHOTO CONTEST BY VIVO



Vivo launched a special photo contest last February 3 and 4 through an eventful photowalk around the oldest China town in the world, Binondo in Manila to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018. 18 lifestyle bloggers captured photos that embody the Chinese culture may it be the food, the ambiance, the traditional lucky ornaments, or Binondo’s old charm as a whole. They enjoyed taking photos with their Vivo smartphone because of its known first-rate features: 

  • 24MP front camera for perfect CNY celebration selfies complemented by the camera’s HDR mode for stunning images with dramatic shadowing and highlights and the portrait bokeh for added aesthetics.
  • The professional mode, which mimics the manual mode of DSLR cameras, allows users to adjust the exposure, white balance, ISO, and focus mode creating creative photos. 
  • Vivo’s signature Face Beauty spec ensures that anyone’s selfie game is flawless with its natural face enhancements. The Ultra HD mode takes hi-resolution photos at 9216x6192 (64MP), allowing for shots with very clear details. 
They were also able to come together for a good group shot with the Groufie technology which boasts of a panorama-panning effect for big group shots without leaving anyone out. The two-day Binondo photowalk with the content creators was a special promotional event to get the bloggers’ followers to join Vivo’s Chinese New Year (CNY) Photo Contest where a participant needs to take the best Chinese New Year-inspired photos and upload them in their Instagram account for a chance to win a brand-new Vivo V7+.

The bloggers’ photowalk for Vivo’s CNY Photo Contest proved to be a success as entries numbering to more than 200 have been uploaded on Instagram by February 14. Out of all the entries, the top four best creative photos were chosen by the participating lifestyle bloggers with one winner announced during the Chinese New Year celebrations last February 16 at the Lucky Chinatown Mall. 

At the event, Vivo showcased the Chinese New Year- inspired photos in a special photowall. Vivo’s official mascot Little V entertained the crowd with a dance rendition of the hit song 24k. Later, Vivo awarded the Chinese New Year Photo Contest winner Angela Palacio for her photo of her Vivo V5 capturing an illuminated stretch of red Chinese lanterns.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.



Sunday, February 18, 2018

LOOK COOL WITH THESE TOP 5 MOTORCYCLE GEAR


I always hear in the motorcycle culture that there are two types of riders: Those who have crashed, and those who haven’t crashed yet. Here in our country, we always hear riders getting into road accidents everyday. Truth is, this is happening not just here but all around the globe. We all know that riding a motorcycle is naturally dangerous — that it is even numerous times more dangerous than driving a car. But no matter how dangerous it can be — with a lot of proper caution armed with the proper gear, I'm definitely sure that every rider regardless of gender can really appreciate how amazing riding is. 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

WHAT IS AN ITIN NUMBER? THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT


It's almost the end of February which reminds me about my friend who flew in to United States because she got married to a US Navy. Where did the time go? I can still remember how I helped her research on how to apply for her IRS ITIN upon her arrival in the US. How time flies. It has been two years already since she left Manila and I am happy to hear now that she is all settled there. 

Are you also a foreign individual in the United States who tends to be confused on what a Taxpayer id number is all about? Hope this short article about it would be able to help shed some light. :)

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN GETTING A POINT OF SALE (POS) SYSTEM



I remember when my budding business brand is growing. A lot of my entrepreneur friends are already suggesting that it is best that I should already familiarize myself to a Point of Sale (POS) system to bring everything to ease. Being the newbie in the retail industry that time, honestly, I have a zero idea on what POS system is all about. So I did what I had to do — Research.

SKINCELL: TO LEAD MEDICAL AESTHETIC SERVICES AND OPENS A NEW CLINIC IN BGC


One of the services most sought after by tourists, especially by women here in our country is aesthetic services. Why? Because people are increasingly aware of the world-class facilities and services offered by our highly skilled medical professionals. They are well trained locally and abroad, can converse well in English and, always give that extra care which Filipinos are known for. No wonder, the growth of medical tourism in the Philippines is on the rise. 

However, problems in the aesthetics industry occur when some clinics fail to deliver the desired results of the treatment. This arises when inexperienced aestheticians fail to conduct a proper skin care analysis, are not knowledgeable in the handling the equipment, or are ill equipped to manage side effects. The end result is a disappointed client with damaged skin and an aesthetic industry with poor reputation. 

The field of medical aesthetics wants to change all of this. Practioners of medical aesthetics are experts trained in the art and science of clear and healthy skin by using only the safetest and most effective medications and treatments that are well researched and evidence based. 

"Many people don't realize that they have sensitive skin and learn about it when they develop eczema and other skin problems after undergoing a skin treatment or after using a skin product," said Dr. Clarissa Cellona, MD FPDS, Senior consultant of SkinCell Advanced Aesthetics Clinics, who is a U.S. trained dermatologist specializing in environmental dermatology and skin allergies. 

A lot of our skin problems like allergy, pimples, and wrinkles are compounded by our lifestyle and environmental exposure to industrial and commercial pollutants. That is why at SkinCell, a thorough skin analysis is always performed by a board-certified dermatologist before the start of any treatment. SkinCell strives to be at the forefront of the medical aesthetic industry by combining advanced technologies in laser medicine and anti-aging with exclusively formulated medical grade products. 

New clinic at BGC 
SkinCell is officially opening its newest clinic at the Venice Grand Canal Mall in McKinley Hill, Taguig City. The strategic location of this clinic enables it to serve the nearby residential communities and businesses. It is open everyday until 9 in the evening- making it convenient for the busy young professionals who seek treatments for various concerns of the skin, hair, and nails. 

The clinic's Acne Solution Program is one of the most sought after treatments by many of SkinCell's clients. It addresses any form of acne problem with lasting results. In addition to this, SkinCell can customize its medical grade facial treatments based on the need and lifestyle of patients.




SkinCell's ReSET (Rejuvenating Skin Enhancement Technology) treatment is the latest, top-of-line non-surgical procedure that aims to removes signs of aging and makes patients look up to 10 years younger. SkinCell is the only clinic that is licensed to offer this treatment, which is powered by U.S.-patented Time Machine Procedure. 

SkinCell also offers other non-invasive treatments such as permanent laser hair reduction, skin resurfacing for minimizing scars and pigmentation, skin whitening and tattoo removal, treatment of pathologic skin conditions such as alopecia and eczema, and energy-based procedures for skin lifting and tightening

SkinCell Venice is located at the 2nd Floor of Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig. It is open on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For inquiriess, please call (02) 625-4552 or (0917) 603-4769. 

SkinCell Forbes branch is at the 2nd floor of San Antonio Plaza Arcade, McKinley Road, Makati City. It is open Mondays to Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For inquiries, please call (02) 526- 1379 or (0917) 799-1412. 

SkinCell Bocobo branch is at the mezzanine floor of Bocobo Center along J. Bocobo Street, Manila City. It is open Mondays to Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For inquiries, please call (02) 777-2355 or (0917) 832-2445.

Xoxo, 💋


Jaimie


xx THE MERMAID IN STILETTOS xx
All my images copyright to THEMERMAIDINSTILETTOS.COM




Friday, February 16, 2018

3 IMPORTANT TIPS IN FINDING THE PERFECT WEDDING LOCATION


Valentine's day has just passed but did you know that atleast a quarter of a percent of couples get engaged in between the days of Thanksgiving and New Year? No, I'm not kidding as I've read that from a magazine article which was extracted from a survey. So, if you belong to that couple who just got engaged, then I think you have to get started cause you know, the clock is ticking! 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

HEALTHIER LIVING WITH PROMIL® ORGANIC


The organic lifestyle is steadily increasing in popularity among more and more Filipinos. Leaning towards the more natural approach or ‘going green’ has even been proven to help conserve the environment and improve the lives of farmers. That's why I wouldn't be even surprised that going organic may have multiple benefits that help us lead more healthy lives. 

According to surveys, the global organic food and beverage market is expected to reach USD 211.44 billion by 2020. More people are realizing the benefits of organic consumption and that they can still meet their daily dietary needs.

BALLET MANILA'S BALLET AND BALLADS



2018 is here and I couldn't be more happy to share with you Ballet Manila's return to the stage in Ballet &Ballads. In an effort to bring ballet to the people and the people to the ballet, the country’s premier classical dance company plans to close its current season with a star-studded affair.

DIVERchiTY RUN 2018


The campaign DiverCHIty was recently launched for all proud Chinoys in line with Chinoy TV’s 8th year anniversary acting as a pillar in the Chinese-Filipino community. The campaign aims to gather individuals / groups who share the same cause of promoting diversity, individuality and unity amongst the Chinese- Filipino Community.

CELEBRATE LOVE THE UNIQUE WAY WITH THIS FOUR VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS



Apart from the usual flower bouquet-chocolate combo, these days of youthful, new wave trends call for unique Valentine’s presents. And we all that Valentine’s Day is yet another convenient excuse to splurge on gifts to show your significant other how much they are loved and cared for.

Monday, February 12, 2018

BE YOUR OWN CHRISTIAN GREY AND ANASTACIA STEELE ON VALENTINES AT MARRIOTT MANILA



Have any plans for this Valentine's already? Marriott Manila brilliantly adapted the best-selling novel trilogy by E.L. James into their Valentine specials to give you that daring, intimate and memorable affair. And as the whole world celebrates love this Valentine’s Day, yours should uniquely standout like the most controversial romance of Christian Grey and Anastacia Steele.

YOUR DRESSES AND EVENING GOWNS SPEAKS ABOUT YOU + TIPS ON BEST PROM DRESSES


The clothes we wear are just some of the many things that gives a positive impression on people. Thus, we always would want something that would leave a stunning impression on anyone who sees us. You know— something that will be able to show off all our beautiful features.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

WORLD PIZZA DAY AT GREENWICH OVERLOADED PIZZA DISTRICT



Last Friday, Greenwich Pizza turned #Glorietta 's Dolphin Park into a Pizza District in celebration of World Pizza Day! The pizza-lovers in the metro gathered and experienced the smell, the taste, the sight and the sound of the very best all in one day.

Friday, February 09, 2018

BE SLEEVELESS READY AND SAY GOODBYE TO DARK UNDERARMS



Last Feb. 7, Kojie.san Philippines gave a movie treat to the advance screening of 50 Shades Freed at Power Plant Mall in Makati. Selected guests, representatives from the media and online influencers attended the said event.

Simultaneosly, they have introduced another game changing product — Kojie.San Sleeveless Ready. It is a deodorant, anti-perspirant and anti-bacterial in one that effectively lightens since it contains kojic acid. (Update: I've tried it and here's my review.)




Ofcourse, Kojie.San has something for men too. It is an anti-perspirant and anti-bacterial deodorant with 48-hour protection specifically for men-on-the go. (Update: My husband has tried it and here's his review.)

Available in both 50 ml size, Kojie.San Sleeveless Ready is available in 2 variants for only Php 99.00. While Kojie.San Anti-Perspirant and Anti-bacterial deodorant for men  is available in 2 variants too for only Php 95.00.

The product launch was headed by Ms. Rachel Chan, Brand Manager of Beauty Elements Ventures Inc BEVI (the distributor of Kojie San in the Philippines).
Congratulations to Kojie.San for a fun and successful event! 




Shout-out as well to Vannah and Diana for the exclusive invite. Fifty Shades Freed is definitely an explosive chapter—  thank you#kojiesanph and the PR peeps for the movie treat!


Xoxo, 💋


Jaimie


xx THE MERMAID IN STILETTOS xx
All my images copyright to THEMERMAIDINSTILETTOS.COM

Monday, February 05, 2018

AMMUNITION IN BATTLING HAIR LOSS – CHOOSE NATURAL!


Daily Situation: Everyday is a struggle for you. This might be what you call your lonely and humdrum life. Day-to-day, you rise up and there are tons of things to do like go to the office, finish paperwork, and go back home. And your only defense against pollution, sleep deprivation and daily grind is to look best. With this, you can’t go to the battle ground unarmed. Tragically, your ammunition of beauty products is mostly made of hazardous chemicals; you win some, you lose some. Sooner or later, they shall take a toll on you.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

NEVER SAY DIE



Did you know that Chinese movies were considered crowd favorites in the foreign film entertainment scene especially with themes leaning toward romcom, action and supernatural? Yes, that was even  before KPOP domination here in the Philippines, Another instance was during the height of the Mexican telenovela in the country in the early 2000, Chinese series Meteor Garden starring F4 was such a big hit on Television.

Friday, February 02, 2018

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR AT SHANGRI-LA FINEST CHINESE CUISINE



If you have been visiting the malls here in the metro, you can now see that there's a display of Chinese New Year  set up  from one mall to another. I think, next to Christmas, it is one of the most celebrated festivity not just for the Chinese Community in the Philippines, but for most Filipinos as well. Colorful decorations, the noise and light created by fireworks, the giving of ampao and the food remains as one of the most important part of the Chinese New Year Celebration.  Are you one of those who celebrates Chinese New Year too?

Thursday, February 01, 2018

EVER BILENA'S NEWEST ENDORSER IS KRIS AQUINO



Since I started using lipsticks, Ever Bilena is included in the list of my first purchases during College days. If you are my ka-batch, you know that the brown and nude shades are the hyped colors at that time. And truth is, Ever Bilena is on the top of our list because they have the best shades of Browns and budget-wise, ang mura talaga niya. :)

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