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Five Tips to Achieve Your Fitness Resolutions from Dietitian-Nutritionist Cheshire Que


Blogger-Restaurateur Diane Salazar never have to miss her CrossFit even it’s that time of the month with Jeunesse Anion All-Night Pad.

We’d love to say the word resolution and all of that promises we’ve made for 2018. However, it can be oftentimes over-the-top and unrealistic, especially if it’s about eating healthy and getting fit. That’s why we’ve sought the help of Dietitian-Nutritionist Cheshire Que to share strategies that shun quick fixes in favor of results-producing changes. Here’s how to live mindfully without feeling overwhelmed:

1. Catch up on your 8-hour sleep. By sleeping eight hours a day, you are doing yourself a favor. Not to mention, a world of good to your mood, memory, and immune system! Lack of sleep also contributes to weight gain and obesity that wrecks your monthly period.

2. Go easy on sweets and fried food. You’ve had too much during the holidays and now is the time to detox. Balance out your calorie intake and minimize the junk foods in your life, a.k.a fried, sweet, and salty. Excessive amounts make you cramp, bloat, and may cause a sudden rise and fall on your sugar levels thus affecting your mood as well.

3. Eat fresh. Fruits and vegetables cleanse the digestive system, clear the skin, and promote weight loss. Regular bowel movement especially during your red days keep you light and less bloated. And because they’re high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants, it helps to increase your satiety, making you feel full in just a few, smaller servings! Forget drastic and fad diets, stock up on these veggies instead, which are highly recommended by Dietitian-Nutritionist Cheshire Que:

a. Ampalaya – rich in iron and has insulin-like properties that help control blood glucose
b. Malunggay and other dark, leafy veggies – also rich in iron which boosts and promotes good mood & combats fatigue
c. Carrots – high in Vitamin A for a healthy, glowing skin
d. Kangkong or Chinese Spinach – packed with high amount of calcium for stronger bones
e. Chayote – full of fiber that promotes digestive health and folate for DNA synthesis and healthy blood cells

If you are serious about infusing your food with nutrient-dense ingredients, keeping a food journal is a great way to set up your meal plan to success. That way, it encourages you to consume fewer calories and provide the motivation that you need every single day!

4. Take a multivitamin supplement if your intake of nutrient-rich foods is inadequate. Minimizing salty and sweet food you badly crave does not mean you become instantly healthy. The absence of nutritious foods is a red flag that should be addressed too. An iron supplement may help prevent iron deficiency anemia for those with heavy menstrual flow. Take multivitamins that have all the necessary vitamins including calcium for strong bones and folate for a healthy heart and sound mind.

5. Move. Move. Move. All that daily inactivity is the biggest health hazard you’re up against. Desk jobs, long commutes, and too much Facebook and Netflix –is about as fattening as a steady diet of bacon and hotdogs. Here are some ways to stand up and just go: walk around your home while on the phone, dance while cooking, wash your car instead of taking it to the car wash, grab a coffee “to go” and walk as you sip! Mindful movement can offset all the sitting you can’t avoid and may help you to burn more calories a day.

And if you find yourself constantly using your period as an excuse to not go to the gym, take it from restaurateur and blogger Dianne Salazar. She said, “That time of the month doesn’t need to hinder you from physical activities like working out. It actually helps you feel less sluggish and boosts your mood. I do CrossFit almost everyday even when I’m on my period and I need not worry about leaks and discomfort, thanks to Jeunesse Anion All Night Pad! It gives me maximum protection even when I lift heavy weights.”

Ladies, your period is a gift and it should not stop you from reaching your fitness goals. Use quality sanitary pads to make sure you are worry-free and fully protected from leaks. By changing your pad every four to five hours, it helps to ward off bacterial growth that causes odor. With Jeunesse Anion pads, you don’t have to think about leaks and stains as its seven layers of powerful protection made of dirt-free and sterilized virgin pulp is gentle on skin and holds a superior amount of liquid, so nothing can stop you during that time of the month.

Available at Watsons, Mercury Drug Stores, and other leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide, Jeunesse Anion also offers ultra day non-wing, ultra day pad, ultra night pad, all-night pad, and panty liner to help every woman to go through their period with ease and comfort. For hassle-free shopping with the convenience of free delivery straight to your doorstep, visit

Wellgold International Inc. distributes Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners and currently available at Watsons, selected Mercury Drug and South Star Drug outlets, SM department store’s health and beauty section, Robinson’s Supermarket and selected department stores, Shopwise, Rustan’s Supermarket, Waltermart, Landmark Department Store, PCX stores, selected Metro Gaisano outlets, plus other selected stores in Visayas and Mindanao. You can also purchase online with free delivery via

For more health tips, visit and follow Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: Jeunesse Anion. For inquiries, email: or call (02) 4701294.

Dine, Lifestyle

Liven Up the Holiday Feast with Franzia Wines

Wine is a staple in every gathering and having a glass of red is a must to make your Christmas warm and fuzzy. So whether you’re the host or thinking of something to bring to a party, Franzia wine is everything you need to spice up the night. With its two variants California Red and Chillable Red wines, you’ll be dashing your way to the holiday with an elevated festivity!


Made from the finest California grapes, Franzia is the perfect pick to celebrate the holiday in high spirits. Its unique Wine Tap® technology is also your assurance that each indulgent sip is fresh and delicious up to the last drop. And if you’re thinking of something easy to transport and accessible, Franzia Boxed Wine is for you. With this option, no need to leave behind your guests or the party because it can serve up to 27 glasses. It’s portable and affordable too, so you can bring it anywhere and everywhere – from picnics, outdoor parties, casual get-together with friends, road trips, to out of town trips. Additionally, no need to worry about left overs. Once opened, Franzia Wine Tap® packaging will last up to six weeks and your last glass is guaranteed as fresh as the first. With Franzia, your party is bound to become a box-office hit that will thirst the quench of your wine lover guests!

As for which one to take with you, California Red and Chillable Red are both fantastic wine variants that can easily be paired with your favorite meals. Here are our recommendations:

Franzia’s California Red has ripe and juicy blackberry and cherry flavors that pair well with rich and savory meat dishes with pungent flavor and aroma. Its crisp, clean finish efficiently blends well with beef, pork, and pasta with sweet and spicy sauces. Seafood like salmon and stuffed squid, even without seasoning, could be sharp tasting. Franzia’s California Red effortlessly harmonizes with the intense flavors.

Franzia’s Chillable Red is softer than traditional red wine and is absolutely easy to drink as it complements a wide range of party dishes like salad and dessert. A well-balanced Chillable Red, which has a slightly glossy and rounded composition, is also refreshing to taste after a plate of poultry dishes. Best served chilled, it refreshes and warms up dark December evenings at the same time.

Make this year’s celebrations shine out by starting a Christmas tradition. Bring out the sommelier and food connoisseur in you by preparing a magnificent holiday banquet filled with delicious dishes, bottles, and boxes of Franzia’s California Red and Chillable Red wines. As the world’s best-selling wine, it’s also a great present to tickle the taste buds of all the wine lovers in your life. So grab a box or bottle this holiday season– a generous pouring of Franzia wine is all it takes to make your gathering a stellar feast!



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Celebrity blogger and DJ Ashley Rivera is thrilled with her Vivo endorsement

Dishy celebrity Ashley Rivera travels to relax and is known to have once moved to Las Vegas in the United States apart from her tours in Europe and all around Asia. Apart from being a wanderlust, Ashley is a celebrated blogger and social media hot topic not to mention a famed DJ who spins at the hottest clubs and music festivals.

Ashley Rivera is quite a handful and it is no wonder that Vivo picked her to be the brand’s ambassador. Ashley, believing in the Vivo brand, is excited to be its influencer.

Ashley is one of the freshest members of the Vivo Family who were welcomed at the launch of V7+, Vivo’s latest top-of-the-line offering.

Being a DJ, music is number one for Ashley and as such she enjoys the the V7+’s fully-upgraded AK4376A Hi-Fidelity audio chip. This V7+ feature supports the latest sound technology and levels up mobile audio technology, enabling any music lover to enjoy rich and full rhythms. This audio chip also plays music which answers to the mood or scenario at hand.


Ashley also appreciates the V7+’s revolutionary 5.99” display. “Having a big phone is a problem because I have such small hands,” she quips in the interview. “But with [the Vivo V7+], watching videos and movies [is enjoyable].” Vivo V7’s 5.99” all-screen Display with an 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced game and visual experience. And for busy bees like Ashley who juggles all of her day’s activities, the phone’s Smart Split 3.0 feature allows her to check her messages, mails, among other things without interrupting the current running app—perfect for smartphone users on the go like her.

Ashley, who has over a hundred thousand followings on Instagram, vouches for the Vivo V7+’s 24MP clearer selfie, front facing camera with LED flash and smart photography algorithms which provide clear-cut, crisp, and natural-looking photos. A self-proclaimed selfie addict herself, Ashley’s feed are packed with beautiful selfies—thank you to the V7+’s above par camera features.

Ashley, just like the rest of the Vivo Family circle of influencers, will be going around in Vivo’s mall tours to entertain fans and promote the Vivo V7+, known as one of the first smartphones in the world to pack in a 24MP front facing camera. The four-month mall tour which commenced last September will run until the end of 2017 and will feature the hottest celebrity endorsers of the top smartphone brand.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at  or check out their Facebook (, Instagram ( and Twitter ( accounts.




Vivo influencers part of the MEGA Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018

Verniece Enciso, a voracious blogger on topics of lifestyle, beauty, travel, and fashion, and part of the Vivo Family circle was Vivo V7+ fashion insider at the recently-concluded MEGA Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018. The MEGA Fashion Week which officially unveiled at a pre-party event last October 23 at the posh Twenty Four Seven Mckinley in the heart of the bustling Bonifacio Global City, is co-sponsored by Vivo, an established smartphone brand popular for its sleek and stylish designs coupled with thumbprint, top-of-the-line features.

The happenings in the glamorous opening party graced by the who’s who in the fashion arena were all captured using the Vivo V7+ clearer-selfie, perfect shot smartphone. A host of MakingMEGA stars who have graced the covers of MEGA Magazine were also in attendance and their presence were snapped into a collection of eventful photographs using the V7+.

Verniece, who arrived in a simple but elegant wine-red number spent some time with the event guests and media at the dedicated selfie booth, taking selfies using her Vivo V7+. The show started at 9:00 pm where Verniece officially welcomed the crowd to the MEGA Fashion Week event and acknowledged the night’s special guest Dr. Vicky Belo escorted by husband Hayden Kho. She proceeded taking selfie snaps with the MEGA executives and fashion guru John Herrera who was, as well, the featured designer for the evening.


Verniece along with MEGA muses Kisses Delavin and the country’s most favorite sweetheart Kathryn Bernardo belong to Vivo’s pool of celebrity. Having supported Vivo products, the Vivo Family’s latest pride is the Vvio V7+, perhaps the best fit yet in taking the best fashion selfies. Dubbed as a selfie-centric smartphone, the V7+ boasts of a 24MP clearer selfie, front-facing camera with LED flash and smart photography algorithms which provides for a clear-cut, crisp, and natural-looking photo, embracing the look and feel of glossy fashion centerfolds. With the V7+’s 24 MP camera’s built-in Bokeh effect, chic and polished selfies come out flavored with artful charm. The Bokeh effect—one of the most popular camera filters to come out in recent years since the advent of selfie-taking—adds a semblance of drama and imagination with its aesthetic blurred effect. Moreover, the V7+’s Face Beauty 7.0 feature gives out selfies with an airbrush perfection as its beautifying aftereffect produces fresher and brighter-looking skin, with a host of filters to pick from to fit the day’s mood or the OOTD’s feel and aura.

Vivo V7+ is a selfie-centric smartphone which represents the brand’s mission of empowering self-expression of the next generation. It features the most advanced technologies, not only to the cameras but to all aspects, from photo shooting to display, helping media-savvy and social media devoted consumers to capture and enjoy their most significant moments.


For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts.



Beauty, Lifestyle

Achieve great hair with Panasonic’s 4-in-1 Ion Hairstyler

I was born with naturally straight hair but somehow the almost-everyday-hair-tying in the gym, hair colouring, and harsh hairstyling (blowdrying, curling, and ironing) make my hair dry, brittle, frizzy, and wavy. Even on days when I just want to let my hair down, the frizziness annoys the hell out of me, and I end up almost always ironing or blowdrying it causing more damage to my hair.


I was so psyched when Primer Philippines sent me the new Panasonic 4-in-1 Ion Hairstyler. It comes with four hairstyling tools which are blow brush, roller brush, slim roller brush, and a nozzle. The blow brush is great for hair straightening, roller brush for big waves, slim roller brush for smaller, beachy waves, and nozzle for general blowdrying. 

It’s easy to use and you can practically use it on either wet or dry hair! BEST.THING.EVER! This hairstyling tool won’t damage your hair because it emits ions which gives you smooth, shiny, damage-free and manageable hair. It’s lightweight, handy and definitely travel-friendly. You can now create a wide range of hairstyles in your own home. It’s super convenient to use, too; all you have to do is click and attach or click and detach the tools from the base.


Panasonic’s 4-in-1 Ion Hairstyler comes in a standard box which includes four hairstyling tools and base. Its pink colour is so adorable and is perfect for us, girls and guys, too!  It has two heat/speed selection and comes with a 360 degrees swivel cord so it doesn’t tangle up during or after use. 

I love how perfect it is for women on the go – shower, towel dry your hair, and achieve salon-styled hair using the Panasonic Ion Hairstyler in minutes. Unlike normal blowdrying, which takes so much time to dry up your hair, Panasonic Ion Hairstyler cuts the drying time in half. So even if you’re in a rush, you can still use this and get beautiful hair! 


Have you tried the new Panasonic Ionic Hairstyler yet? 🙂

Grab yours for P2,799 available at Abenson’s Glorietta, Ascott, Ayala Malls and SM City East Ortigas.


Jeunesse Anion’s Millenial Fair

I know how difficult it is for us girls whenever we have our periods. Imagine what we go through every month-uncomfortable, icky feeling, mood swings, crazy cravings and uncontrollable zits popping on our faces! Yup, it’s so hard being a girl. We want a sanitary pad that has quick absorption and can truly protect us from stains, bacteria and odour. Jeunesse Anion has all that plus an Anion chip! 

So what’s an Anion chip? 

Anions are negatively charged atom which are naturally generated by evaporating water. These are also found in natural places such as beaches. In layman’s term, anions are Vitamins of the Air. They are the reasons why we feel so energized when we go near these places. Cations, however, are the the opposite of anions. These are found in the decay of UV rays, exhaust, smoke and the like. Anions act as neutralizers to the harmful effects brought by cations.

Jeunesse Anion releases a lot of negative ions which makes that uneasy period feeling disappear. Aside from that, it also helps balance PH and hormone levels, protects against germs in the air, reduces inflammation, fights against vaginal irritations, eliminates unwanted odour, and lessens the discomfort of dysmenorrhea. 

Last week, Jeunesse Anion invited me to attend their Millenial Fair held at Marriott Hotel hosted by the beautiful sportscaster, Jeanine Beatrice. There were three empowered women speakers- Dr. Faith Suelen (OBGYNE), Mille Romero (Health Coach) and Nicole Romero (Beauty Blogger at @beautyandsparkl), who talked about reproductive health, holistic health living and how to stay pretty. They also discussed the importance of maintaining a well-balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. 



Mille Romero, a health coach, shared some healthy recipes for women on the go.  I specifically love the fresh fruit smoothie recipe she shared which includes cranberry, mixed berries, banana, barley and greek yoghurt. The nutrient-packed smoothie helps boost one’s immune system and is really easy to make. Aside from the smoothie recipe, she also shared how to make a five-minute salad dressing and red pesto sauce.


Sportscaster-slash-host, Jeanine Beatrice


Jeunesse Anion’s Marketing Head, Ms. MJ Huang


Mille Romero and Jeanine whipping up a healthy smoothie


With fellow blogger, Gen-zel

Aside from the very informative talks, Jeunesse Anion introduced their newest endorsers – tennis superstar sisters, Christine and Clarice Patrimonio. Unfortunately, Clarice wasn’t able to make it so we were only able to chat with Christine.


Jeunesse Anion products were showcased in the event including the Ultra Day Pad, Ultra Night Pad, Panty Liner, Ultra Day Non-Wing and All Night Pad. They also launched their all-day singles pad which is perfect from day to night and fits perfectly in your purse! I personally love Jeunesse Anion’s panty liner because it keeps me fresh everyday and I also love the all night pad because it 100% protects me from leaks even when I workout.




Jeunesse Anion All-day Pad

The event was catered by Marriott Hotel and it was also made possible by Jergens Philippines, Clara Ole, Dona Elena, Caronia, Sante Barley, and Old Vineyard.

Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin is available on Lazada, Watsons, select Mercury Drug outlets, and SM Health and Beauty Section .

PS: Don’t forget to check out Jeunesse Anion’s combo packages on their website, too! 🙂


Beauty, Lifestyle

Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss Experience

My recent beach trips and out of the country escapades made my skin dull, tired and uneven. My skin’s calling out for help; even with sunblock, my skin go dried up because of too much sun exposure. I was so excited when Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss invited me to try their signature Red Light Collagen Therapy for the face and body. It consists of a four-step treatment that promises to whiten, even out the skin tone, and enhance the elasticity of the skin. 


Last Monday, I had a very relaxing pamper session at Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss located at BGC Stopover. Upon entering, Glitter (what a cute name, right?), the front desk officer, greeted me with a warm smile and offered me something to drink. She also asked me to answer the customer’s questionnaire. The second page has a checklist of all your skin concerns and will be the basis of how long you’ll be inside the ray therapy machine.

Lab White treatment is one of the most effective programs in South Korea. The salon was well-lit and has a very inviting ambiance. It was really nice to chill at the receiving area complete with comfortable chairs. The salon has a minimal design and the all-white colour will make you feel relaxed already. There was also a shelf displaying their products in the area. 


The treatment room includes a small changing area, prepping area, exfoliation room and the Suaviss Lab White R630 Collagen Machine. Before the treatment, I was asked to remove all my clothes, change into a disposable underwear and put on my bathrobe. Ate Jovy, my therapist, also asked me to remove my makeup and my contact lenses, too. Beauty Lab Whitening is well- prepared! Makeup remover and contact lens solution and case were provided in the room.


Changing room


Exfoliation Room


Suaviss Lab White R630 Collagen Machine

I was asked to go to the exfoliation area where the four-step treatment took place. The first step was exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells. My therapist used a non-irritating exfoliant made of sugar cane extracts which has a powder-like texture making the skin extra soft sans the rough, salt-like friction of ordinary exfoliants. It almost felt like a massage oil. She proceeded to apply and (semi-massage) it all over my body. I was interviewing her at the beginning of the session but I eventually dozed off because it was that relaxing! After 20 minutes of exfoliating my whole body, she asked me to sit on the bed. She washed off the exfoliant and asked me to dry myself with the towel provided. The second step was applying the preconditioning ointment which has a strong whitening effect and improves skin tone. She slathered the ointment on my body making sure that it was applied evenly. She then asked me to step inside the R630 machine for 15 minutes. Don’t let the red lights intimidate you as it is UV-free and non-invasive. The ray therapy helps the exfoliant and ointment penetrate the skin to give you the softest skin you’ll ever have. It was definitely the highlight of the treatment for me. It was very comfortable as if I was in a sauna; complete with mp3 and a chair inside. After relaxing inside the therapy machine, Ate Jovy asked me to step out and go to the prepping area where she applied the post-conditioning ointment which helped seal the nutrients from the treatment. 


Suaviss products



I noticed a big improvement on my skin right after one session. My skin tone got lighter and my skin definitely felt softer and suppler. The whole process took 1 1/2 hours and I just felt incredibly amazing after. I can’t wait for my next session!


If you guys wanna try their Red Collagen Therapy, you may check out their Instagram @beautylabwhiteningph. Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss is located at 3rd Floor, BGC Stopover, Taguig City. You may also contact them at 546-4601/0927-5120000.

Guys, use BLWDIANE10 when booking to avail 10% off on your treatment 🙂


Guide to Gown For Rent Philippines

Gown For Rent (based from their name) is a gown rental studio. They offer a wide variety of gowns for all types of occasions. They have gowns for as low as P300! Don’t worry about hygiene as they meticulously clean all the gowns before letting customers wear it. Their gowns are adjustable, too! There’s a gown for all sizes whether you’re petite or plus-sized. 

I’ve been attending a lot of weddings lately and of course, I’ve bought gowns but it’s so expensive knowing that I’ll only be using it once or twice. Good thing there’s Gown For Rent. It’s practical and affordable. You can choose from different styles and you can now not worry about wearing the same gowns for all occasions and events that you’re going to attend to.

Last week, I was invited by Gabby of Gown For Rent to visit their store and do a photoshoot for them. They’re located at Suite 302, 77 Visayas Avenue, QC. Upon arriving at the 3rd floor, a cute white door decorated with flowers and a Hollywood-like red carpet greeted me. The studio was filled with numerous gowns in different cuts, colors and designs! I was allowed to choose three kinds of gowns and I had a hard time choosing because there were a lot! And I like all of them! I actually wanted to try a wedding gown but I was too busy looking at the printed section. 



I ended up choosing these gowns:

A black mermaid-cut gown which is perfect for formal events. You can add a pair of diamond stud earrings or a simple necklace to spruce up your look.



A dazzling silver tube dress with a gorgeous train which can be used for proms and graduation balls. I added a pair of dangling earrings for a sophisticated vibe.


A blue, floral off-shoulder dress (my favorite) which can be used for beach or garden weddings. I love this because it’s very comfortable and breathable. The design also gives a soothing and calming feeling. You can add a pair of tassel earrings for a boho chic vibe. You can also apply highlighter on your collarbones for a sexy finish. 



If you’re looking for gorgeous and good quality gowns which you can rent, visit their studio at Suite 308, 77 Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. They’re open on Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday from 9AM-6PM. You can also check their website at


Thoughts on I’m Onsen Spa

I got really tired from all the exploring, sightseeing and WALKING, yes, all caps because WALKING was an excruciating activity, from my recently concluded Eurotrip. My feet went to feet heaven! LOL. I’m a little bit exaggerating but it’s true! My feet pulled out the white flag on me! When I arrived in Manila, the first thing I searched for was a massage. I’ve been loyal to a well-known spa here in Manila but this time, I’ve decided to try a new spa place called I’m Onsen.

I’m Onsen Spa is a Japanese-inspired spa which offers different types of relaxing massages, facial services and onsens. Onsens or hot springs are popular in Japan because it is said to be rejuvenating and refreshing. It’s housed in a six-storey building! The lobby is where the reception area is. The second floor is where you’ll find a swimming pool over-looking the Makati cityscape. You’ll also find gender separated toilets and lockers here. Third to sixth floors cater to spa suites, relaxing lounge and wellness suites. The last floor houses their eat-all-you-can restaurant. 






My boyfriend and I got their signature massage which comes with a free buffet. We upgraded our room to a spa suite. You can choose from a suite with a steam bath or a jacuzzi. We chose the latter. The suite doesn’t come with a budget-friendly price. We paid P6500 inclusive of the signature massage, spa suite with jacuzzi and free buffet. It’s pricey compared to The Spa where you can a couple’s massage in a executive couple’s room for P3500++. Our massage was scheduled at 530pm so we checked out the swimming pool area first. The pool stood out because of the colourful sun lounges hanging above it. There’s a bar where you can order some chows and drinks while waiting and an instagram-worthy wall just a few inches away from the pool. 5 minutes before our massage time, we proceeded to the 3rd floor where the spa suites are; not knowing that there’s no allotted private cabinet in the suite so we had to go down the second floor again to change into kimonos and place our things inside the gender separated lockers. We were told to wait for a little bit because they’re still fixing our room. They made us wait for 30 minutes. We kept following up and the receptionist on the suites area got irritated and she made an annoyed face. The reason we got for the delayed service was the service man from the engineering department was late and they couldn’t operate the jacuzzi without him! It took a series of follow-ups before they gave us our room.

We made our way through a maze-like hallway before we got to our suite. I was expecting for a really nice room since we paid P6500 but a normal and incomplete suite welcomed us. It has two massage beds, a sink, toiletries, towels and an operating jacuzzi which smelled like chlorine. A toilet and bath wasn’t provided in the suite, though, a communal toilet and bath can be found along the hallway. There was no buzzer inside the room so if you’re done bathing in the jacuzzi, you have to robe up and go all the way to the reception to notify them that you’re ready for your massage. We tried the jacuzzi for a little bit, waited for the masseuse and our massage began. The therapists were polite, friendly, hygienic enough, and professional. We dozed off after a few minutes into our massage session. The massage, IMHO, was great; the facilities, not so much. 




After an awesome massage, we went to the top floor for our free dinner buffet. Their buffet was amazing! I imagined that it would be an ordinary buffet but it wasn’t. They offer a wide selection of food and get this, they have a pasta cooked inside a huge cheese wheel!  Their food was delicious and uberly satisfying. The ambiance was extremely inviting, too. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to taste everything because we were in a hurry. 





So, is I’m Onsen worth the hype? Nah. While I really like their buffet and massage, I find it too expensive and I didn’t like the overall service that I got. I’ll stick to a home service massage which is P250-P450/hour or The Spa which has a superb service for a cheaper price. 


Make Me Blush Sparty Review

My high school friends and I decided to give a surprise bridal shower to our girl who’s going to get married next week. We crossed off the typical bridal shower— rent a hotel room, hire a stripper, drink until our livers cry for help and decided to do a SPARTY (spa party). We chose a posh nail salon called Make Me Blush which is located in the heart of Quezon City. We got their spa party package which includes manicure, pedicure and foot spa for the eight of us. We had the entire nail salon to ourselves for five hours. 


Bright and warm

My friend and I arrived earlier than the others because we had to set-up the decorations. As soon as we pulled the door open, the receptionist greeted us with a warm smile and assisted us to the area meant for us. The nail salon has a very inviting ambiance. The top to ceiling glass windows added sunshine to already bright place. The salon is filled with dainty and girly decorations which we absolutely loved because we’re kikay (vain) girls like that. The pastel-colored chairs are also eye-catching. Not only that, they were also comfortable to sit in. The walls are coloured in pastel pink and seafoam green with huge mirrors to make the place look bigger. I really love that they used bird caged to house their lighting fixtures. I find it very unique and interesting.


I’m totally digging the pastel colored chairs.


Pretty bird cages for the lights

The others together with the soon-to-be bride arrived just in time for the main event which was the pamper session. The nail technicians were super friendly and greeted each of us with a smile. I love that they work quickly yet efficient. We were all done in 1 1/2 hours. Just so you guys know, one of my pet peeves is super long time while doing my hands and feet. So I was really surprised that their technicians cleaned, scrubbed and polished our nails within a reasonable time. I also love that they offer different imported brands of nail polish. They have OPI, Orly, Chanel, Ruby Wing and Zoya.


My highschool loves


Pamper time

Make Me Blush offers a wide range of girl services. They do not only have the basic manicure, pedicure, foot spa but they also offer and and feet paraffin, waxing and threading and yes, they even do eyelash extensions. All services are reasonably priced! 


Full list of Make Me Blush’s services

Make Me Blush is located at Unit 303, Heady Square Building, E. Rodriguez Sr. Quezon City.

PS: If you’re planning to have a SPArty, they allow outside food without an additional fee. 🙂

Dine, Lifestyle

Antonio’s Fine Dining

Gone are the days when Christmas parties mean Valkyrie and Revel. Nowadays, my college friends and I already count ourselves as “Titas of Manila”- meaning we now prefer tea time and quiet lunch or dinner over crowded bars with loud music. For this year’s Christmas get together, we decided to try out Antonio’s Fine Dining in Tagaytay.

We arrived at Antonio’s just in time for lunch. The place is exquisite with plants surrounding the place. It already looks dreamy during daytime so what more if night falls. Two lovely ladies will greet you upon entrance and assist you to your designated table. The dining area is dark and romantic with black and white as the color scheme. It somehow reminds me of an old Filipino house.


Antonio’s has set meals which ranges from P1600 to P2000++. The main course comes with soup, salad, dessert and coffee/tea. We actually wanted to try the 750 grams steak but it’s P13,000 good for 3-4 persons. They also served baby lechon (roasted pork) which is priced at P16,000++.

thumb_img_0190_1024Friends for keeps

img_0272We ordered foie gras for our appetizer. I was surprised at how generous the serving was. FYI, foie gras is my favorite appetizer. It comes with several buttered bread and sweetened peach.

thumb_img_0161_1024Garden salad. You can actually choose other kinds of salad for an additional price. Antonio’s will serve you the freshest greens you’ll ever tasted.

thumb_img_0157_1024Squash soup! It’s a pour-over which means you will see a bread and a few greens on your soup bowl and the server will then pour the soup. I’m choosy when it comes to soup like I only eat several types of soup and I must the soup is super delicious! You can really taste the flavor!

 thumb_img_0153_1024I ordered US pork ribs for my main course. I was surprised at how my knife went through the ribs without so much force. I don’t like that they mixed it with orange, though. The orange flavor was too intense for me. I asked for a peppercorn sauce to balance it out.

thumb_img_0150_1024This was the final stage of food coma – dessert! The options for that day were dark or white chocolate soufflè or a dessert sampler. Obviously, I chose the latter. It consisted of panna cotta, black sesame cheesecake, macaron and vanilla ice cream. As soon as I took my first bite, I felt like I was in sugar heaven! I love everything but dislike the black sesame cheesecake. The taste was too overwhelming. Maybe a simple blueberry cheesecake would be a better choice. Overall, the food is super worth the price. Although I didn’t really like my main course (just because of the orange flavor), the experience and the ambiance made up for it.

After eating, we decided to check out the garden area of Antonio’s which is called The Lanai Lounge. It is the perfect place where you can enjoy your champagne, chardonnay or red wine. The ambiance is perfect for catching up with your friends. Just make sure you don’t doze off in their cozy seating areas. thumb_img_0166_1024Don’t worry if you’re planning to bring your kids as this place has a lot of areas for them to run around. (See photo above) LOL.


thumb_ba830e14-562f-43d0-ae28-040abaacba04_1024If you wanna have a gastronomical experience, visit Antonio’s Fine Dining at Purok 138, Barangay Neogan, Luksuhin-Mangas Road, Alfonso, Tagaytay City 4120. You may call 0918 899 2866 for table reservations.


Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?

My mom always tell me to invest in real estate more than anything so back in 2009 (right after graduation), I invested in a studio unit at Eastwood City. Fast forward to 2016, that 36 square meter condo unit was turned over to me. I immediately asked my interior designer friend to design it and that’s where my love for interior design started. I was immediately fascinated with how you can mix and match a lot of stuff for the room to be alive, cosy and relaxing but sourcing things can be a tough job- think of going to different stores plus traffic.

Good thing, there’s Gorgeous Mess! It’s a one-stop shop that offers clothes, vanity products, and super nice home decorations. The site’s made for women who are always on the go. A little click, click and viola! You can opt to have the items shipped right at your doorstep or you can pick up the awesome stuff at their store in Rockwell. Shipping is 3-5 days if you live in Metro Manila and 5-7 days for provincial orders. Customer service is also fast and reliable. They reply to your concerns and inquiries instantly. Oh, their website is such an eye-catcher, too. 

A little reminder, though, you need SELF-CONTROL when ordering from the Gorgeous Mess. My wallet always goes wailing because of all the pretty things I buy from this site. Pretty desk trays, book ends, adorable marble-designed items… Am I hallucinating? Not. It’s just my impulsive conscience talking to me. LOL. It’s now time for you guys to see my mini haul. 🙂

fullsizerender-7Desktop Tray P1140

fullsizerender-8Faux Marble clock P1600

fullsizerender-6Ceramic Cup Pencil Holder P1200

fullsizerender-5Desk Tray Set (Set of 3) P1890; Hexagon Magnets (4 pc set) P560;  Metal Arrow Push Pin (9 pc set) P350; Gold Paper Clips P450

Don’t you just love my haul? Everything looks pretty, right? I bought these because 1. flatlay 2. I’m moving to a new house soon so I have a new room. Therefore, I need things to prettify it. It’s a perfect excuse to buy pretty, gold items. Haha. If you need these in your life (like I do), shop now at or visit their showroom at The Glasshouse, Rockwell Center, Makati City.