Monday, April 27, 2015

Scents & Sensibilities - fragrances for home and body

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My friend Maizie calls herself a "handcrafter by profession". She also has the nose for fragrances. And she has combined her hands-on craftsmanship with her passion for fragrances to create home and body fragrance products to transform what was once a hobby into a brand under the label Scents & Sensibilities.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Coming May 2015: website for all your skin concerns

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This is a heads-up for those who love to google all things about skincare.

Starting May 1, 2015, a brand new local website totally dedicated to everything you'd want to know about skin will launch and it will have not only solutions for skin concerns but lots of how-tos and product recommendations. This is

Created in collaboration with Unilever, the Philippine Dermatological Society and an editorial team of skin care experts and writers headed by Editor-in-Chief Nicole Romero, is a site for men and women. Why was it even created? Apparently, according to Google Trends, a significant number of online searches have to do with skin. Mian Datu-David, Unilever Philippines' Marketing Director for Skin told us at the event "…we saw a need for knowledge and expertise on skin care that is readily available online…We wanted to give our consumers a comprehensive site where they could find the solutions to their skin concerns."

Here are some photos to give you an idea of the content of

This is the home page.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Clara Ole will make sure everyone can cook!

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In this day of dual-income households and fast-paced living, almost no one has the luxury of time to cook -- unless your business is food or you are a chef by profession. The result? Fast food places are thriving as people drive through for one of those burgers, spaghetti or chicken pieces. Instant meals that are popped into the oven and served have also become popular. Not always healthy, mind you.

But what if you long also to have really tasty and healthier dishes that remind you of home-cooked meals? This is where Clara Ole comes in, with a wide range of pasta sauces, marinades, dips n' dressings, vinaigrettes. And they even have syrups, jams and jellies as well to pair up with dessert items!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Cream Silk's #WorldClassFilipina advocacy welcomes Lea Salonga into its fold

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After Cream Silk celebrated its 30th year anniversary in 2014 by unveiling over 150 Beyond Beautiful Filipinas in partnership with 6 of the Philippines' top magazines, it is elevating it another notch in an effort to inspire Filipinas to go beyond their perceived possibilities. They created the World Class Filipina advocacy. And…to kick off this advocacy, Cream Silk chose one who hardly needs any introduction and whose achievements cannot be questioned because she is indeed world class. She's none other than LEA SALONGA!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Make headaches go away 5 times faster with Panadol

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Did you know that 7 out of 10 Filipinos suffer regularly from headaches? Nope, I didn't know.

It could be our terrible summer heat here or just plain stressed out lifestyles but whatever is the cause, having a massive headache is definitely not fun and results in a wasted day with lots of unproductive down time.

Not with Panadol with Optizorb.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Collectible Must-Haves: Starbucks Relief Mug Set

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When you get something wrapped like this from Starbucks, you know that this won't be just an ordinary unboxing day.

And true enough, this was an extra special package that arrived because inside it was the set of 2 Starbucks Relief Mugs featuring Manila and Cebu!!!

These mugs are part of a limited edition series from Starbucks, this time in the form of sculptured mugs. These are not universally available so giving them away to foreign guests would be perfect souvenirs. Of course, because we also love our own country, they're great conversation pieces at home too.

The mugs are microwavable and dishwasher-safe aside from being great collectibles. Both mugs go for PhP 550 if bought in Starbucks stores around the country, but at the NAIA 1 outlet they retail for PhP 625.

To help you decide which one to get, I'll tell you a bit more about each one.