I couldn’t hold back my tears and started to bawl out of pure bliss and gratitude.
My heart was simply screaming THANK YOU GOD!
TOP 2 AND 1 MOMENTS COMING TO YOU REAL SOON!
Another winning moment in my list was hearing mass at the grand St. Patrick’s Cathedral. To be honest I wasn’t so aware that NYC had such a gem of a cathedral right in its heart! I always pictured New York to be all about the new, the fast, the flashy, and the bustling, more contemporary than classical. So when we heard Sunday Mass at the cathedral, my heart simply melted. It was one of our last few days in the city, and I was so ready to be captivated by old world charm after consecutive days of living in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Sunday mass is a must wherever we may be, and NYC was no exception! I actually look forward to hearing mass abroad because I get to really immerse myself in the Christian culture of whichever country I’m visiting. It makes the world feel even smaller than it already is.
We also lit candles but didn’t have change at the time so we had to give 20, which allowed us 10 candles since each costs 2 dollars. Haha At first I thought it was way too much, but then I started praying specifically, and I’m really glad I got to offer more prayer intentions.
Right before leaving the cathedral, I felt like kneeling down again to just thank God for allowing me to be on this trip, safe and more than content... experiencing my first Fall too! New York in AUTUMN is simply amazing.
I couldn’t hold back my tears and started to bawl out of pure bliss and gratitude.
My heart was simply screaming THANK YOU GOD!
Then we caught a broadway show that’s been much raved about! I was extra excited and couldn’t believe we were still able to get great seats! I definitely had a lot to say about it too and decided it was appropriate for a separate Facebook post. Haha If you’d like to check it out, click here!
TOP 2 AND 1 MOMENTS COMING TO YOU REAL SOON!
This was not even part of the plan, but boy, it was one of the best impulse decisions we ever made. First of all, catching a concert abroad has always been on my bucket list, and second, you can never go wrong with the combination of string music and NYC as your backdrop! I personally love classical music so I knew in my heart this concert was a winner. Our thesis back in ADMU was actually about classical music and giving it a contemporary twist to cater to a younger audience, where we tapped Manila String Machine to hold a concert in the campus grounds called CLASSICOOL LIVE! Haha! You get the point! It was so much fun, and I know how Lindsey Stirling is the ultimate epitome of classicool! She’s the first of her kind, YouTuber, violinist, dancer, and all around performer! Yes clearly, I’m rating her concert with an A+. . . Read on to find out more reasons why!
What I loved about the show was how electric, alive and grateful it made me feel. It was more than just music. It was artsy, techie, cute, quirky (She even fed her dog on stage at one point). The crowd was equally fun and receptive, jumping, applauding, and celebrating life. In other words, it was one solid show.
One part that really touched my heart was how she shared her healing process in dealing with great loss. She recently lost one of her best friends to a grave illness and was feeling empty and in a rut. She would ask God why take away a person so meaningful in her life? From all the hurt and pain she was going through, all she wanted was to feel numb instead. But as she was tasked to create a video compilation of her best friend’s good times alive, instead of feeling contempt, she actually felt rather thankful. She realized how important it is to use gratitude for healing. She found solace in being grateful for his influence on her, and having met him in the first place.
She said, life cannot always be about the happy times. This really hit me because I know I have the tendency to always just want the good times and loathe the ugly. But adversities make you grow. How you deal with drastic situations and difficulties in life will help you build character, making you wiser, and stronger each day. I so wanted to shout out to her from the crowd… “Girl, you hit the spot!”
It was like she was preaching with such passion and you could really feel her warmth and desire to connect to every single soul present in the Hammerstein Ballroom. I loved it! She was confident and composed, and sent her message across with grace, eloquence, and charm. I know now why it’s called the #BraveEnoughTour!
Aside from her meaningful messages, quirks, high kicks and mad violin skills… her visual effects were on point too! It was the first time I witnessed holographic technology in full force, serving as the perfect visual counterpart to her powerful and moving music. Enchanting human sized snow globes, fall leaves circling the entire stage, a tropical rainstorm, captivating torches of fire, were just some of the effects showcased. The casual tone and humor of Lindsey, her band and even the production staff, in between sets made this seemingly highbrow concert achieve its charm, wit and relatable vibe too!
Now I know what dream concerts are made of!
All these nestled right in the heart of NYC!
Cheers to the weekend!
Traveling is a joy we can all relate to and we all have our own sets of must-dos, and must-brings whenever we jet set! But a non-negotiable must-have-to-bring with me when visiting and exploring a whole new world would definitely be pocket-WiFi! In our previous travels, we would always rent a WiFi device in the airport of our destination… from HK, to Bali, Singapore, and Osaka. It was as automatic as taking photos in every Instagrammable nook and cranny we would spot.
But right before I left for my NYC trip just last month, I discovered a mobile WiFi rental service right here in Manila that seemed to offer a very promising “near future” for me, my friends, and our Internet-consumption-needs. So I gave it a shot, and as some of you have noticed if you were able to follow my NYC posts… the connection and our consumption did follow through effectively, and quite conveniently using FLYTPACK.
I’ve received significant inquiries from some of my friends and followers about it too, so I’m sharing here with you a brief review and my personal thoughts on my overall FLYTPACK experience. In three words, I’d summarize the entire service as SIMPLE, CONVENIENT, and SECURE.
From registering, confirming, setting it up, using it, and returning, it… everything was a no-brainer. It was so simple to figure out that I didn’t have to read the manual upon using it for the first time. All I did was turn the device on, check the username and password code sticker plastered on it for my reference, key in the password in my gadgets, et voila! I’m in! The devices is pre-configured so doesn’t require any complex installation. Yup, no installation, no configuration needed; just you and the smooth, unlimited Internet connection!
The registration was pretty straightforward too, but you have to book & pay online at least five (5) working days before your departure. All you have to do is visit their official site, reserve online, confirm your order via email after payment has been settled, and you will receive the delivery or collection details.
I chose the delivery method so my FLYTPACK Travel WiFi was sent right to my doorstep a day before my departure. If you’re in a rush to try out their services but missed the ideal 5 working days before departure registration period, last minute bookings may also be possible depending on the availability of units and staff assistance. Just shoot them an email via email@example.com and you’ll see!
Having a pocket WiFi when you travel is a huge convenience. Especially since we drove around the city and the country! Even if we had GPS in the car, we would refer to Google Maps, and Waze regularly for road updates and to make sure our route navigation is aligned with the GPS. You never know!
You can use it for so many other needs and wants too! Searching, connecting with friends and family, updating your social sites, getting updates from social sites and pages you follow, making sure you receive important emails, making sure you’re in the right location or meeting place, cramming your itinerary and checking which restaurant is the most recommended by Yelp, and the list goes on.
Because of my Internet connectivity on-the-go, we were able to meet up with the rest of my friends in NY and properly communicate to figure out where and when to meet, we got to book last minute concert tickets and ended up seeing an amazing show, we got to play whatever music we wanted to on demand that weren’t saved in our devices just so we can rock out to them on the road, and we got to plan our day as it progressed wherever we were, whatever time it was.
All that, PLUS the Flytpack device doubles as a powerbank for select mobile devices too!
You can connect up to 5-8 devices too, on average, at the same time… Be it your laptop, tablet or phone.
NAVIGATING + EXPLORING THE CITY
Security is one thing you’re sure to have with this service as well, assuring you of no outrageous roaming charges or hidden fees. It saves you from costly data roaming, WiFi hunting and prepaid SIM card credits. Charges are based on the number of rental days travelled instead of data consumption.
So if you’re traveling for a week, and per day the rate is 300 pesos, your total bill will only be PHP 2,100. No more, no less! No bill shocks!
The rates vary according to the country of destination as well…
Starting at PHP 180 – 400 in select Asia Pacific countries.
PHP 350-550 in select Western and European countries.
Cross country packages are at PHP 300 for Asia, and PHP 500 for Asia + Australia.
You can also be sure that the WiFi Kit it comes with is complete. It includes charging cables, a super cool universal charger, and a user manual to guide you on using the router and of course, the router itself, just in case you want more info! The average battery life is about eight hours, depending on the number of connecting devices, and data consumption. Being frugal with battery life in general, I always make sure I switch the device off whenever not needed. So there were even nights when I didn’t have to charge my Flytpack unit because the battery was still so full!
DRIVING TO THE COUNTRY AND BACK
OTHER FEATURES AND FACTORS:
In terms of the connectivity speed, it was pretty smooth throughout the entire trip except for places with really poor signal because of the area’s infrastructure and location… For instance, in our underground room in the cabin where we stayed in
for a few night’s for my friend’s wedding.
There’s also a Fair Usage Policy that may affect the speed of your Internet surfing. The FUP is a set of guidelines implemented by the country's local carrier to limit the amount of data consumed by the end user. Once the user reaches the estimated data cap, the tendency for the Internet speed is to become slower… adjusted by the local Internet Service Provider. This is to prevent data abuse such as bandwidth hogging.
Connectivity distance can accommodate a network range of about 10 meters… And I actually experienced it first hand. There was a time I accidentally left the WiFi device switched ON in the car, parked right outside the brunch place we were dining at. Then I noticed that my phone was still connected to it, and the signal was pretty strong still. I’d still receive notifications, and could surf the net with ease.
The courier will collect the Wi-Fi router from you one (1) day after you’re back from your trip! Make sure you return the entire kit complete and on time because extra rental charges (as per country rate) will be imposed from the second day until the day when you return travel pocket WiFi to FLYTPACK. There are also penalty charges if you lose any part of the kit so best be careful and mindful when storing it!
CONNECTED BOTH ONLINE AND OFF
FINAL THOUGHTS ON FLYTPACK:
The only thing I feel they can improve on is the scale of the device. Although it can still be categorized as a pocket WiFi… I think you’d need a pretty big pocket to store it in. I do understand that it also doubles as a powerbank for certain devices, so the size had to compensate. Nonetheless, it’s still a perfectly functional, effective, and economical service that definitely helped me enjoy, and make the most out of my trip! I highly recommend it. For more info, you may visit their official site at FLYTPACK.com.
UNTIL THE NEXT!
NEW YORK CITY was only but a dream until we finally got the chance to meet. And yes, the jet lag was worth it! We all know how American pop culture demands not to be ignored with its ubiquitous buzz and electric energy. It’s no wonder how NYC is such a hit, even after all this time. The novelty of it being a frequently used film setting, its rich history, stunning cityscape, iconic landmarks, bustling streets, spectacular Broadway shows, pizzas and cheesecakes, are just some of the many strong reasons why people all over the world get drawn in the city.
So even if I hadn’t really done extensive research to build my travel itinerary prior to the trip, I knew I didn’t have to worry. I mean if New Yorkers don’t run out of things to do in New York, then what more a first time visitor right?
I went with the flow, followed some of the plans my friends had, mixed them up with some of mine, and TA-DA! I still can’t believe I’ve visited one of my dream cities, and I’m even more grateful that the hype of my expectations did not disappoint with what I experienced in reality.
Now, I’m sharing with you my personal Top 5 Moments in NYC starting at number 5!
#5 FROM FILM TO REALITY
For those of you who have been following my posts for quite some time now, you would know how much I’m a fan of film and visual arts, as well as traveling. I mean who isn’t right? So combine the two elements, and that’s the kind of fulfillment you get when you travel to visit iconic locations from your favorite movies and TV series. New York is probably one of the most overshot cities used as a backdrop for a variety of different film genres—from drama, comedy, action, romance, and some of my personal favorite flicks too! So getting to visit these sites definitely made it to the cut of this list! Here are some photos from our scene spotting escapades.
Sunglasses by FERRAGAMO available at IDEAL VISION
Vest by HM, Top by Stradivarius, Pants by Forever 21
GRAND CETRAL STATION
Outfit by JOE FRESH, Boots by PAYLESS
GONE IN 5 SECONDS!
CARRIE BRADSHAW'S STEPS
Top by WAREHOUSE, Culottes by DETAILS, sunnies by TOD'S available at Ideal Vision
NEW YORK PALACE
Inner top and sweater by PLAINS AND PRINTS, Skirt by PENSHOPPE, Jacket by Max Studio available at ZALORA
Bag by KIPLING, Cap by BENCH, Outfit by WRANGLER, Watch by VALENTINO TIMEPIECES
PHOTOS SHOT USING FUJIFILM X-A2 with Kit Lens and 35 mm Prime Lens
I'm sure you can identify which movies and shows featured these locations as their setting!
Yup, from classic, contemporary, animated, to internet streaming flicks such as
Friends, Gossip Girl, Younger, The Proposal, Kate and Leopold, X-Men, Serendipity, (All seven titles are on iFlix too! Follow my playlist there to see some of my personal faves!), King Kong, Nine Lives, The Secret Life of Pets, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Spider Man, Ghostbusters, When Harry Met Sally, Annie, Home Alone, Sleepless in Seattle, The Nanny, Will and Grace, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, and so much more!
There are simply endless titles featuring NYC and it wasn't at all difficult to see why.
From falling in love with the city through screens to completely immersing myself in it,
was a dream come true I'll never forget!
Stay tuned for numbers 4,3, 2, and 1 on my list soon!
Where did the time go? The Holidays are just around the corner and as early as September I’ve been hearing Christmas music being played in malls! Those who aren’t quite fans of Halloween have already put up their most elaborate Christmas décor too! As some of you have seen in one of my Instagram posts, Holiday cheer has definitely arrived at one of my favorite furniture and furnishing establishments here in Manila, Our Home! Their latest campaign "Homes For The Holidays" will definitely put you on a festive mood. From contemporary, industrial to neo-baroque, Our Home teamed up together with PSID or Philippine School of Interior Design to produce drool-worthy vignettes! It’s currently available for viewing in stores nationwide and the themes in each of the Our Home stores will change from time to time until December!
I love that this campaign not only inspires more Filipinos to step up their Holiday design game, but it also fosters the talents of our very own young and local interior designers.
Each participating design team is assigned to decorate a Christmas vignette based on a room: Living Room, Dining Room and Bedroom, using furniture and accessories from OUR HOME and should include design and decoration of at least one Christmas tree decorated and designed befitting the theme assigned to them.
Each vignette will be judged based on the following criteria:
Design accurately befitting the theme 30%
Execution and styling 30%
Christmas feel and vibe 30%
Overall impact 10%
Each member of the winning team will win an Amanda accent chair from OUR HOME, a job offer as Sales Associate of OUR HOME, and a PR write-up!
Sounds like the real deal to me!
But as early as now, congratulations to all participating PSID students for getting out of your comfort zones and maximizing your talents! Visited the SM North EDSA branch the other day and I was very pleased with how well put together the vignettes were!
Not so sure which one’s my favorite theme among these set-ups because they’re all so well made! What’s your favorite?
These young interior designers aren’t the only ones with something up for grabs in this neat holiday campaign. You too can win a little something special from Our Home! Check these links out! Click HERE! and HERE!
Before the “ber” months completely take-over, here’s a fresh new style post serving some vintage Malibu Barbie vibes! It’s been a while since I last wore a dress as poufy as this, but when I saw it at one of the racks at Karimadon, I just had to be in it! It just looked way too fun! You know that magical moment when an article of clothing just speaks to you? Well it was one of those moments.
Dress by Karimadon, shoes by Charles and Keith, sunnies by Sunnies Studios, bag by Tory Burch
Photos by my the Instagram Momma!
Felt fresh the whole day despite the erratic weather since I’ve been using the new Premium Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 enriched with Avocado Oil and Almond Milk by Silka. Also wearing my ever present lash extensions by Kiyosa Japanese Total Beauty. Visit them at F1 Hotel BGC and at their newly openned branch in Conrad Manila! You can get 20% off on their premium Japanese lash extensions on your first visit too! All you have to do is say my name, say my name! Haha
Until the next randomly fun style post!
Always remember to keep it real, in style, beauty, and attitude!
A beauty loot from a coveted skin care brand plus bottles of bubbly is one package every girl would be delighted to receive, and that’s exactly what came in the mail from Rustan’s The Beauty Source!
I’ve been familiar with Clarins as a brand, but never really got to try it religiously. Now I have a feeling these tubes will be added to my skin care regimen, with my special affinity to BB creams and serums. The great thing about these two is how they’re both specially formulated for Asian Women!
In particular this Clarins BB is a BB Beauty Perfector that hydrates, evens and brightens the skin. It suits all skin types and all ages, is oil-free, and also has a special 100% mineral screen and Clarins exclusive “anti-pollution” complex that’s simply perfect for all of us city inhabitants! Haha This allows the skin to be protected from the ubiquitous pollution and free radicals that can cause aging, skin damage, and even acne.
I love how lightweight the texture is, and that it has SPF 30 / PA +++! I never leave the house without sunscreen, so I’m happy how this BB has me covered both for protection and just the right amount of coverage for everyday wear. It’s packed with Acerola seed, meadowsweet and aloe extracts, plus hyaluronic acid to help moisturize and smoothen the skin.
Now the Enhancing Eyelift Serum is a little bit different from your usual eye serums. It not only visibly lifts and lightens eyelids, reduces dark circles, but it can also fortify your lashes! YES! You know how I’m a total lash freak, and I have my lashes retouched at KIYOSA as much as possible. Read why here!
I’ve been looking for a safe and effective lash serum just to make sure I still give my lashes the TLC it needs! I’m so going to overuse this! Haha I can tell! It also has that magical anti-pollution complex, a new Clarins trademark formula!
It’s reassuring how you can expect nothing but high quality from a premium brand such as Clarins Paris. These are available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, together with other international, and even signature beauty brands!
Now if you’re also an admitted beauty and skin care addict, you should definitely get your personal and exclusive Beauty Addict Card! It just seals the deal on your total shopping experience! What’s it like you might ask? Picture this: Exclusive access to special beauty offers such as treatments, discounts, premium event invitations, and event sweet surprises! All with your very own Beauty Addict Card!
And it’s really simple to apply for one too! Any customer of legal age and with a minimum purchase of PHP 2,500, can apply through a digital application in-store to become a Beauty Addict member!
Now if you’re sold with that idea, I suggest you hurry and apply for one by this weekend at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, so you can get an exclusive invite to the Biggest Beauty Event of the year hosted by Rustan’s this September 15! That’s Next Thursday already! I might also get to see you there, together with other personalities, bloggers, and VIPs! Then maybe we can both toast our glasses filled with champagne together over hors d’oeuvre, premium beauty finds and treatments! Sounds fun right?
#AreYouABeautyAddict? I think out of all possible addictions, this one you can proudly admit! Follow @rustansthebeautysource on Instagram and Facebook for more details!
I am a fan of skin care for many reasons. But what tops that list is how taking proper care of my skin makes me feel great and look good at the same time. Who doesn’t need and want that right? With the skin being the largest organ of our body, we actually SHOULD make skin care a priority. But with the several factors the skin in exposed to, on top of the many different tasks and responsibilities we juggle in our daily lives, sometimes our skin just has to have “those days.” Sounding like a sanitary commercial right here, but you get what I mean! Haha
Sleep deprivation, stress, hormonal imbalances, and improper diet are just some of the factors that causes our skin to breakout… Hope those don’t sound all too familiar to you! But if they do, well at least you’re reading this post because I’m here to share my latest anti-acne and skin care discovery!
Okay, so have you heard of probiotics? I’m sure most of us if not all are familiar with Yakult and its main power factor, probiotics. Well this is the same kind of probiotics found in PROBIODERM Probiotics Cream, Skin Barrier Protection. It’s basically probiotics in a jar for your skin! How cool is that? It’s the first of its kind and is a natural, defensive, and scientifically proven breakthrough by proudly Filipino-owned pharmaceutical company, Pediapharma Inc., and is exclusively distributed by Dermaceutika Corporation. Yup! It’s 100% natural and preservative-free! Carefully formulated by renowned pediatric doctor, Dr. Arturo Ludan MD, it’s also proven safe and effective to the Food and Drug Authority’s satisfaction.
For those who aren’t too familiar with probiotics, they are beneficial or friendly bacteria found in the gut and on our skin that helps improve digestion, boosts the immune system, and protects against inflammatory diseases.
Usually there’s a healthy balance of the tons of good and bad microflora living in our bodies, but sometimes we need to replenish the population of probiotics when there is an overgrowth of bad bacteria. This unbalance may be caused by several external and internal factors like the erratic weather, excessive pollutants, harsh soap cleansers, exposure to allergens, and stress. The skin then reacts and becomes inflamed, A.K.A. hello pimple nation!! And hello panic!!
But fear not! This is the exact reason for Probioderm’s existence! It works to restore the balance and population of good bacteria on the skin, reducing inflammation, redness, itchiness, and at the same time improving the overall quality of the skin, making it supple and smooth!
As a skin barrier protection, Probioderm with Zinc delivers the following health benefits to the skin:
It is claimed that in as little as one week for some users, these skin benefits can be seen:
APPLICATION: All you have to do is spread a small amount on the clean affected area of the skin and leave overnight. It may be used for both the face and body.
STORAGE: Store it in stable room temperature, where it’s cool and dry, away from sunlight and heat. If stored properly, it can have a shelf life of 18 months from date of manufacture.
I’m familiar with probiotics found in yogurts but I never knew that skin conditions such as acne and comodones can be treated with probiotics too! I can’t wait to discover more about Probioderm and test its compatibility with my skin. A lasting first impression would be the way it smelled a lot like Yakult! This is because the formulation is au naturale and has no added fragrances to mask the natural scent of probiotics. The cosmetic formulation contains hardy strains of the probiotic blend, and has quite a soft, creamy texture much like yoghurt. It feels really good on the skin, light and fresh, like my face and body is being treated really well and replenished!
So to everyone suffering from a bad case of acne, or if you just want to achieve a brighter and clearer skin… This new topical probiotics treat is definitely a product worth trying! It is recommended that those with known sensitivity or reaction to yeast or fermented products to first consult a doctor before using it.
I also personally love how they launched their #Confikada campaign where they tapped your average everyday youth with their own respective quirks and uniqueness to advocate for confidence and self-love with Probioderm! Here’s to new discoveries, and to being confident in our own skin at any given day!
Stay confidently you!
#JCootds featuring: Top by Details PH, jeans by Penshoppe, sneakers by Keds, bag by Kipling, bag charm by Fossil, watch by Valentino Timepieces | Thank you my dear friend, pro make-up artist, Muriel Vega Perez for taking my OOTD photos!
Having been exposed to the media and beauty industry since I was young, I’ve grown to have had a wide appreciation when it comes to beauty products be it from global or local brands. Diversity and acceptance are some of the major factors that make the world go round after all!
But it makes me even more excited when a local brand steps up to the competition and delivers with quality and consistency. In my previous blog post, I shared a little something about how Silka successfully hit a promising number of 15 years in the industry. As promised I’m sharing my two cents on the new variants and scents they introduced in their recent Silkamazing @ 15 launch.
So here they are… each scent having a lotion and soap equivalent! On the “Orange Team” is the Silka Whitening Lotion SPF 23 with Shea Butter and the Silka Whitening Soap with Shea Butter.
Meanwhile on the “Purple Team” boasts the Silka Premium Moisturizing Lotion SPF 23 with Avocado Oil and Almond Milk Protein and the Silka Moisturizing Soap with Avocado Oil and Almond Milk Protein
I love how the lotions are already infused with Sun Protection Factor or SPF 23! Sun block application is essential all year ‘round, whether you’re indoors or out! Your skin will thank you for your discipline in the long run. It’s great how the consistency isn’t sticky, and has just the right silky smooth feel on the skin. The brand really speaks for itself! Silky smooth with Silka! Haha
Both lotions and soaps have whitening qualities. Results can be seen as early as 7 days with daily use of the lotions. While the soaps can deliver results as early as 14 days with daily use as well. So if you’re keen on achieving a fairer complexion with no downtime, then by all means… go for the whole package!
Now onto the scents and other qualities… Shea Butter will always be a classic when it comes to the fragrance chart. But I was really excited with the Avocado oil and Milk Protein scent because it reminds me of that avocado with milk and sugar dessert that I love!
The Shea Butter lotion aims to nourish, moisturize and soothe the skin especially when irritated and dry. The Shea Butter Soap not only whitens, but also produces a creamy lather in a relaxing and luscious mild butter scent. Meanwhile the Avocado Oil and Milk Protein lotion aims to offer deep hydration as it revitalizes and repairs dry, dehydrated skin. Its moisturizing milk soap also whitens, smoothens, and hydrates, as it’s formulated with avocado oil and almond milk.
The lotions come in 3 different sizes at 50ml, 100ml, and 200ml. And the soap well comes in a standard soap size but the pastel colors are too cute! I especially love how handy the 50ml bottles are. I for one, being the girl scout that I am, always bring travel sized essentials wherever I go! Lotion is no exception, and I carry around in my purse my favorite scent of the season depending on my mood. Just writing about these new variants make me wanna drop everything, take a shower and just lather myself with them! Do you have any favorites from Silka? These would have to be mine! If you haven’t tried them yet, they’re available in all major stores and supermarkets nationwide. It’s a bonus that it’s affordable and also has a more premium packaging!
Together with this new line, Silka’s #TheSkinYouLove campaign exists to inspire Filipinas to be more confident in their skin. So, whatever your beauty and wellness goals are, or whatever scent you’re more of a fan of, don’t forget to show yourself some good old self-love, and be proud in #TheSkinYouLove!
Silka has grown to be a household name when it comes to effective and affordable beauty lotions and soaps here in the Philippines under Cosmetique Asia, also the makers of other local favorite brands, such as Biogenic Alcohol and Juicy Cologne. I can’t believe it’s been 15 years and clearly they’re going strong!
In line with their 15-year anniversary celebration, they’ve introduced 2 new scents in the market with their latest line of premium lotions and soaps. And they were unveiled in the form of a grand launch complete with celebrity guests, performances, jaw-dropping raffle prizes, super fun activities and so much more! All this, to make their presence truly felt as they continue providing products to help achieve #TheSkinYouLove!
The whole-day event was open to the public and was held at the Trinoma Activity Center. The activities and surprises the Silka team prepared for their guests was meant to inspire more Filipinas to be more confident, and for consumers to experience all Silka products like never before. Thus their witty stations, such as the No Sweat Zone and Singing Bae booths!
It was more like a fair, with so much laughter and good vibes! It was definitely one for the books, especially since it was super star-studded! Their endorsers, Piolo Pascual and Iya Villania had appearances, there were performances by Karylle, Christian Bautista, Tippy Dos Santos, Kai Honasan and Pilipinas Got Talent’s Rouge Band, and the entire event was hosted alternately by Mikael Daez, Joyce Pring, Bianca Valerio and DJ Shai Tisai. There was also a beauty talk by Bianca Valerio, and special discounts on all products that day!
Here are more photos of what went down that day:
Now how can I forget to introduce the main stars of the show, aside from the actual stars!
Here they are… Silka’s new line of products!
First up is the Silka Premium Moisturizing LOTION SPF 23 with Avocado Oil and Almond Milk Protein
It’s paired perfectly with the Silka Moisturizing SOAP with Avocado Oil and Almond Milk Protein!
Since the success of the Silka Whitening LOTION SPF 23 with Shea Butter introduced in 2013, the Silka Whitening SOAP with Shea Butter was also unveiled at the event as the perfect compliment.
Avocado oil, almond milk, shea butter? All these ingredients and scents all sound absolutely delicious, don’t you think so? Will share more about the products and my thoughts about them in a separate blog post soon! Stay tuned!
But for now, I wish to congratulate my friends over at Cosmetique Asia for 15 Silkamazing years! I can’t wait to see what they have in store for their “Sweet 16” next year! I do hope for more homegrown brands like Silka to be introduced and patronized both locally and globally! Support local, and wear #TheSkinYouLove loud and proud!
Stay amazing as always!
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