Mar 31, 2017

Groundbreaking of SM City Taytay Pet Park

A few days ago, I have posted this lovely photo of Azura on my Instagram account (@glendabelleblog) and shared the groundbreaking ceremony of SM City Taytay's Pet Park. This is also the first pet park by SM Supermalls.
It would be a great place to check and take your furry babies for some exercise, bonding and socialize too! Not just for your babies but for you too!
The Doggie's Choice Pet Village was said to open by May-June 2017 as per SM Taytay Management. It would really be a great option to take your dogs.
SM City Taytay Mall Manager Ms. Maureen Fernandez, Doggies' Choice executives and Philippine Pet Fashion Icon Ms. Bernie Alfonso
For more information, please visit SM Taytay Facebook Page.
Mar 29, 2017

Novuhair Salutes All Women

In celebration of International Women’s Month this March, Nutramedica Inc., encourages women to speak their mind and know their rights. Be it in society or otherwise, women have excelled over the years, creating a sense of socio-equality that every female across the globe shall be proud of.

This years’ theme is “Be bold for change”, a very subjective manner of approach to the present era where women are called to lead and influence. Novuhair calls for the same thrust. Novuhair empowers the female population by improving their appearance thru self-help ideas on social media. Channeling their self-esteem and confidence to exude.
Nutramedica Inc. itself is being led by a formidable woman, Sheila Mae Velilla, CEO & President. Ms. Velilla built the company from scratch, exerting much effort in product development and exemplary business & marketing acumen. Founded in 2004, Nutramedica was one of the first companies to market virgin coconut oil (VCO) in the Philippines. Today it is known for its comprehensive range of oral and injectable pharmaceutical lines, food supplements and cosmetic products.

At present, Novuhair has been awarded by Watson’s as the leading Medicated Hair Care Brand in the country for five consecutive years. The effectiveness of the product speaks for itself.
Novuhair is made with 19 natural ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint and almost 100% natural.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. It also penetrates deep to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation in the scalp which contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.
Mar 26, 2017

SM City Taytay Earth Hour 2017

SM City Taytay has joined SM Supermalls in celebrating Earth Hour last March 25, 2017.

All SM Supermalls still continue their commitment in helping global warming in small ways such as switching off their lights. SM Supermalls also encourage offices and homes to do the same in order to help environmental sustainability as one of their advocacy.
Earth Hour 60+ encourages everyone to go Beyond the Hour of doing simple acts of conservation every day which affects the environment positively.
(L-R) SM City Taytay Mall Manager Ms. Maureen Fernandez, Taytay Mayor Joric Gacula, Board Member Jun Cabitac, Councilor Jeca Villanueva, Councilor Gene Resurreccion, and Head of DILG Taytay Mr. Bernard Castillo
Electro-fire Led Poi Dancers (I created a GIF for this) also performed as the program concluded.

#ChangeClimateChange #SMEarthHour
Mar 23, 2017

Jordana Sweet Cream Matte in Sweet Macaron

I may have too many lipsticks of this color shade but I'm still trying one different liquid matte lipsticks. This time, I got Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color in Sweet Macaron.
My problem with liquid lipstick is that they tone down once it dries up. Jordana made is close enough to its packaging tube once it set up.

Compared to other wand applicators, it comes with a unique end shape which makes it easier for full lip application.

Price and where to buy: I got it from Shopee for around P250, you can use the app and just search for Jordana Sweet Cream :)
Details:

Give your lips some sugar, sweetie! Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color starts off as a liquid and melts into a velvety matte finish. Indulge in a light, creamy-whipped feel and dessert-rich shades like Cherry Cobbler and Red Velvet Cake. Infused with a drop of vitamin A—Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color keeps lips comfortable and never dry. Each tempting shade stays fresh on your lips for up to 16 hours. You just got one step closer to yum!
  • Vivid liquid lip color with a velvety matte finish
  • Up to 16HR wear
  • Creamy-whipped, lightweight feel
  • Infused with nourishing vitamin A
  • Available in 12 dessert-rich shades
  • Water-resistant formula
  • Made in USA
Thoughts:

This is one of my favorite velvet matte liquid lip creams as I got the right color I love. Thanks Jordana! However, for the long wear claims, for Rose Macaron, it only stays on my lip for 6hrs or more, still depending on what I eat or drink. It smells yummy! and love this for my everyday wear. Still long-lasting right?

Right now it's my holy grail lipstick and there's no joke with that. I even look for a cheaper option and found San San HD Creamy Matte Lip Stain in Creamy Mocha which costs half cheaper than Jordana. But they have a different formulation, I find Jordana better. This line would be the best for me so far from Jordana brand.

Buy again?  Yes for sure! and I really recommend this one, try it!

Mar 22, 2017

Break Free by Don Soriano

Having difficulty in building the right business mindset and need of some helpful tips to business world success? I definitely agree with words of Don Soriano, author of the Financial Literacy book: Break Free. 

This is the modern guide for the newbie Filipino entrepreneur. It's a one-stop shop that can help you quickly build the business mindset in a 1 hour read. Discover the 8 principles you need to know for massive success in the business world. If you're at a point of confusion, struggle and unhappiness with your life, learn from this easy to read book specifically written for people who want to Break Free from a life struggle and live the life of their dreams as Entrepreneurs.
I honestly wish I've read this book before I got into my first work. I wish students can start reading books like this as well so it can be their start guide in starting a career in terms of their money management, investment tips, etc. This is a good book for people in their twenties or even thirties who didn't get the basics.

The book inspired me to continue my part time business and don't quit my full time job unless I have enough savings and wait for the perfect time.
Success is when I add value to myself, Significance is when i add value to others - John Maxwell
It's a breeze to read this one even if you do not have a lot financial background. I haven't finished it in 1 hour seating due to some tasks I need to do first. I have a checklist in my mind while reading this book, thinking if I already did or have done this and that. Learning from other mistakes can help us to correct ourselves ahead.

I recommend this to anyone who would like to handle their money and cash flow wisely specially if they haven't read any book yet.

If you're interested to get a copy of this book, send a Facebook Message to Don Soriano's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/iamdonsoriano

Price: P300 + shipping fee of P70 for Metro Manila and P110 for outside Metro Manila.
Mar 18, 2017

San San HD Creamy Matte Lip Stain in Dark Mocha

San San is known as affordable yet offers great quality cosmetics in the Philippines. At January 2017, they have released their new product: San San HD Creamy Matte Lip Stain and purchased Dark Mocha.
SRP costs P180
Net 10ml
Pros:

  • It is long lasting compared to other lip creams of the same price range
  • It's not drying to the point it will make my lips chappy
  • Not fading totally after eating
Mar 17, 2017

Taytay Tiangge Night Market (DECEMBER 2018)

Buy online! Click here: Taytay Tiangge Shopper

You might stumble on this page because you have checked my Taytay Tiangge posts. Reader's saw that Tiangge is also open overnight for a certain schedule. So how does it look like during the night? Is there any difference? Why you should go to the night market rather than their daily schedule?

Ano ang schedule ng Taytay Tiangge?




Related links:


Starting to set up stalls
Why go to Taytay Tiangge Night Market?
Compared to the daily schedule, the night market displays new designs and stocks. I experienced how hard it was to get some stocks from those blockbuster stores. Some stores will close early once they already sold most of their stocks. What you can see at 6 PM might no longer available at 8 PM the next day based on their schedule. Yup! That's really possible. We also experience a change in prices as the time ticks.

click here to read more...
Mar 16, 2017

Cheapest Ramen I've Tried - Yatai Yakitori Ramen

Yatai Yakitori Ramen is a Ramen bar in upper Antipolo. I just found the most affordable ramen on my reach in Antipolo Area! This ramen bar is known for its affordable ramen and gyoza. How affordable? you can get a bowl of ramen for just P60! No wonder why their got queuing customers and full seats during dinner.

Location: Update that as of March 14, 2017, Antipolo branch will be moving to better location soon, but currently located in Claveria Plaza, Circumferential Road, Antipolo, Rizal
Nearest Landmarks: rotonda along Max's, Good Year, Flying V, Gems Hotel.

Yatai Yakitori Ramen Menu

Yatai Yakitori Ramen Menu
Yatai Yakitori Ramen has limited seats. Opens Mondays until Saturdays 4PM until 2AM. However, don't arrive too late, they have limited ingredients as they also accept take aways.

Here's their menu. They offer Ramen in 3 sizes and 4 flavors (? 4 including what I ordered). I ordered Gyoza and Konbata Chasumen Superbowl (which is on their other menu).

Mar 13, 2017

The Dimsum Place - Greenhills Annapolis

I've been into several Chinese diner before and if ever you've tried Chinese food and like that distinct taste, for sure there's a craving that you always like to try it again.

March 2017, I'm blessed to be part of the Zomato Food Meet Up and try this branch of The Dimsum Place in Greenhills Annapolis. The Dimsum Place is the sister company of King Bee and Xilaimen, and so some main dish tastes really the same for me. The Dimsum Place, based on the name serves different kinds of dimsum all day and other Chinese Pastries, Steam Rice Bowls, Rice Plates, Noodle Soup, Congee, Desserts and more!

Nearest landmark if you're going here is nearby Santolan MRT and Greenhills Annapolis, check out google map here (link). They also offer free parking to customers.

Mar 11, 2017

Misaki Kitchen

Part of my goals this 2017 is to post different business and establishment to promote my province: Rizal.

One of the dining places I love going back is this Japanese Restaurant called Misaki Kitchen located in upper Antipolo, Rizal.

Landmarks: Citywalk Apartelle, 1895 Sen. Lorenzo Sumulong Circle near the Antipolo City Hall of Justice and Antipolo Immaculate Concepcion School
You may also call them here: 5093111/ 09175434790

The place started last July 2016, and the humble cozy place can accommodate 12pax, the place accepts reservations and Take Out. Expect crowd to arrive at 7PM.
misaki-kitchen-antipolo
Enjoy your Japanese cravings like Ramen, Katsu and Rolls partnered with this chili oil and powder.
misaki-kitchen-antipolo

Mar 10, 2017

Pure Smile Point Pads

Part of my Althea Korea Trendy Box I got last January 2017 are these Pure Smile Point Pads. I've tried it last quarter of 2016 but wasn't able to take photos of it (I was too excited to try them). These are really cute spot masks that work like your normal face masks.

Product Details:
A set of 10 pieces "point pad" use as face and cheek. It contains collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and cucumber extract for skin nourishment. After cleansing, simply put 2 pieces on face and leave it for 5~10 minutes.
Made in Korea
Dimension: 6 x 6 cm / 2.4 x 2.4 inch
Pure Smile Point Pads Strawberry and Kiwi
Pure Smile Point Pads Strawberry and Kiwi
Price and Where to buy:
Althea Korea PH, 1 pack costs ₱40

For first time orders, you may use my Althea Korea referral link to get up to ₱200 off when you signed up and make a purchase!

These pads provide great skin moisture and you can use them for target areas of the face. You can even cut them so you can stick the half to smaller areas.
Expected great skin hydration and moisture after removing the pads ~ the best thing ever with these little point pads!
This is how it looks on me. It covers my whole cheek area here. Together with the Pure Smile Point pads, I'm also using the Choosy Lip Pack.
Mar 2, 2017

My Cosrx Skin Haul

Cosrx is a cult favorite among Korean skin care fans like me. 

To achieve healthy looking skin is one of my targets when I became a fan of AB Skin Care. I'm expecting from this brand could help a lot. Cosrx offers different range of products
COSRX means efficacious cosmetics that are RX-ed with natural skin care components based on dermatology. What does Rx mean? It has meanings of Prescription; Countermeasure, Treatment, Disposal, Solution. Cosrx is known for using few ingredients but ensures high quality and effective extracts that addresses different skin concerns.
Cosrx Skin Routine
My Cosrx order arrived 11 business days after my payment. This transaction was my first International order! I'm afraid at first if what would happen when I claim my package to our local post office. I ordered outside the country since by that time, there's no stock of these 3 liquids to Cosrx Philippines Official Seller.

This time I got mine from RoseRoseShop of Korea.
  • COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid US$11.60 
  • COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid US$9.70 
  • COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner  US$10.20
It was way cheaper than other online stores here in Philippines even I need to pay for the postal fee and shipping. So how do I incorporate Cosrx to my Skin Care Routine? I often forgot to finish all those 7-10 Skin care routine and after removing my makeup and cleansing, I start of with:

  1. First is the COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner which is the pH adjuster step. I wait 20-30 mins before proceeding to next step. Adjusters are important when using actives such as the:
  2. COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid and 
  3. COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid
I only use these products during PM. So do I mean that I do not have a morning skin routine? Yup, during AM I only use toner + sunscreen before applying makeup since I have limited time to prepare before my work. It takes around 2 hours to finish my PM Skin Routine because I have to wait for the 20-30 minute absorption time.

What is BHA and AHA?

BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) - Best for oily skin type and for pore deep cleaning. BHA also contains salicylic acids which makes skin dry but helps acne to dry up too!
AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) - helps in removing dead skin while improving dermal thickness, collagen density and getting more elastic fibers for the skin and best for dry skin.  (source)

I use the later alternately (BHA & AHA Power Liquid). I also tried using the three products in a row and examined how will my skin reacts. Another blog post link will be updated for my feedback about these products.

Related: COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch

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