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Philippines’ Next Top Model Signs Up OPPO as Phone Partner


Mobile technology brand OPPO announced in a gala held at Chaos Nightclub, City of Dreams Manila last Saturday night, February 18 that they will be the major sponsor of the Philippines’ Next Top Model (PNTM): High Street, the latest incarnation of the model search’s Philippine franchise.

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The grand gala was hosted by former Binibining Pilipinas-World, Maggi Wilson-Consunji which will be one of the judges together with the Preview Creative Director Vince Uy, celebrity stylist Rain Dagala and the President of the Professional Models Association of the Philippines, Raf Kiefer.

Oppo have already partnered with America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) for Cycle 22 that aired in 2015, wherein contestants were given selfie challenges using the camera features, such as beautify, double exposure, and panorama.

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“America’s Next Top model was a worldwide sensation that several countries had their own edition of the internationally renowned television contest. We are proud to be part of this show’s new Philippine edition,” said OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng. “Like the brand’s collaboration with the team behind America’s Next Top Model, we hope to be just as successful here in the country.”

“This is also an opportunity for us to show the other side of the OPPO brand which puts prime on fashion and lifestyle,” he added.

About OPPO, it is a global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile Internet service. It also delivers customers with the most electronic experience that is full of surprises through meticulous designs and smart technology.

While the phone for the upcoming PNTM cycle is yet to be revealed, OPPO announced that it will sign up the show’s top three models as online influencers.

The Kapatid Network, which aired two seasons of Asia’s Next Top Model, announced auditions in early January this year after acquiring production and airing rights.

For more information about OPPO, please visit http://global.oppo.com.

To end this blog post, scroll down for the details of what I wore at the event plus after party photos wth my fellow bloggers.

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Dress: Alex Bitong

Shoes: Janylin

Hair and Make-up: Yours truly

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L to R: @iamericcua, @ronpaololuna, @ronwelllim, @mikhailrollan, @itsmariahazel, @chimarachhh and @jamilajoyce_c

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Bakers Maison

Bakers Maison, Gardenia’s artisanal specialty bakery café, introduces more exciting and delectable ways to enjoy its wide array of artisan breads.

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February 9, Thursday at Glorietta 4 when Bakers Maison organized a special bloggers gathering to witness their various recipes using Bakers Maison’s Wheat Baguette, Ciabatta Classico, Sourdough de Maison, Classic Bagel, Chocolate Chip Bagel and Raisin Cinnamon Bagel. All the recipes were personally demonstrated by the Malaysian Master Baker, Chef Edwin Tan. He’s a baker expertise for almost 3 decades now.

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During the bloggers event, Chef Edwin shares appetizing creations you can do with your favorite artisan breads such as:

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Whole Wheat Baguette (originated in France) is a hearty, whole wheat version of our Baguette Parisienne, a French bread with a crisp crust and a chewy interior that comes in a light flavor that is uniquely Bakers Maison.

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Ciabatta Classico (originated in Italy) is Bakers Maison’s rendition of the popular Italian bread with a crusty crumb and distinctive chew.

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Sourdough de Maison (originated in Egypt) is a rugged and rustic bread with an upfront taste of rye.
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Classic Bagel (originated in Poland) is a classic, soft, chewy bagel with a slightly crisp crust.
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Chocolate Chip Bagel (originated in Poland) is our version of freshly baked bagel made with milk-flavoured chocolate chips to flavor the dough.
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Raisin Cinnamon Bagel (originated in Poland) is another freshly baked bagel made with raisins and cinnamon to flavor the dough.

When it comes to quality and freshness, Bakers Maison is committed to quality and consistency and uses only the finest ingredients and original recipes to create the authentic French taste. All breads are partially baked in a clean and controlled environment and delivered frozen to the store, where final oven baking is done. This process, otherwise known as the “par-baked” method, guarantees consistent quality and freshness, made possible through central commissary production.

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Bakers Maison rolls out business expansion through rapid store expansion to cater to more artisan bread lovers out there. Currently, Bakers Maison has stores located in LIIP Mamplasan Binan, Laguna, SM North EDSA, Landmark Trinoma, Waltermart Makati, Glorietta 4 and South Park District Alabang.

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Gardenia’s artisanal bakery café formally open its franchise business this year and is currently looking for franchisees to further expand reach and open more stores.

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Like Bakers Maison on

Facebook at www.facebook.com/BakersMaisonPH and

Instagram at www.instagram.com/bakersmaisonph

Hey Sugar Waxing Salon National Hair Free Day

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Probably we are already familiar with the concept of waxing just like most women. And like a lot of them, you probably also think that the process doesn’t sound very appealing, right? Still, waxing is a standard part for a lot of women’s grooming routine; and they will book a session, show up for their appointment, go through the whole (seemingly) painful procedure, and emerge smooth and hair-free, without batting an eyelid. Why do we go through it all?

Because to be honest, waxing is not as excruciating as one might assume. It’s all a matter of choosing the right waxing salon to go to. For starters, a reputable salon should be able to take you through the process without causing anxiety, regardless if you’ve been doing this for years or you’re new to the whole thing. They should be able to demonstrate why there’s no need to feel self-conscious and assure you that you’re in the hands of experts. The process is swift, and the aestheticians are trained to work in small, manageable sections and press on the skin as the wax is removed to help ease discomfort. After that, you’re ready to go. It’s all quite simple and straightforward.

If you think you’re ready to take the plunge, then there’s no better time than April 3rd—when Hey Sugar!, the country’s premiere all-natural waxing destination, celebrates National Hair Free Day.

For the occasion, you can visit any Hey Sugar branch between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and you can get free underarm waxing and eyebrow threading for free.

SAFEST AND 100 % SUGAR WAXING SALON OPENS IN SM CALAMBA

Living in the tropics can have its ups and downs. On one hand, year-round sun and fun; on the other, maintaining your body for year-round sunning and funning can be exhausting.
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When you have the option to slip into your shorts and head to the beach or pool any time of the year, the goal is to maintain skin that’s smooth, no matter what season, which can certainly be sorted out by an appointment to your nearest waxing salon. But for Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon, it’s as much about giving clients what they need while making sure that they allow them to feel fabulous about themselves as well.

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Hey Sugar makes all-natural and 100 % Sugar grooming options accessible to clients of all shapes and sizes. They use 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax—a gentler but no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

Hey Sugar!’s interiors are renowned for being warm, inviting and discreet. Clients can walk in and expect a clean and sterilized environment ideal for the sensitive beauty routines that they are about to undergo, while still feel like they are about to get pampered and taken care of.

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And best of all, they can rest easy knowing they are in the hands of expert aestheticians who were trained to deliver only the best results. For newbies, this means you can easily ask your aesthetician any question about the process and advantages of sugar waxing and get a clear answer; for veterans, you know you will walk out of your appointment knowing there’s no other destination that can give you the same results using all-organic hair-removal methods.

“We strive to bring reliable and fast services, but also connect with our customers—it’s a very personal grooming procedure, after all, and we are dedicated to making customers happy and comfortable. Clients expect quality service, superior treatments and affordable prices but not at the expense of a warm and comfortable environment—and that’s exactly what we have waiting for them here,” explains Arvin A. Amaro, Hey Sugar’s Marketing Head.

At the end of the day, everyone deserves some sugar…and there’s no better place to get it than by heading to Hey Sugar! SM Calamba.

Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon currently has 23 locations nationwide, including in UP Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM Bicutan, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Bacolod and our newest branch Hey Sugar Calamba.

To know more,

Like them on facebook.com/HeySugarWaxingPh,

Follow them on Twitter.com/HeySugarPhils,

Follow them onInstagram.com/HeySugarPhils

Check their website at www.heysugar.com.ph

For bookings call them at 09958401584.

Your Ultimate Summer Pampering Destination Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa!

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Summer is already on its way. That means hot weather, beach time, shorts, sandals, sundresses–and lots of it but the question is, are you ready? Are you ready with crowded airports, cramped flights and long road trips?

Not to worry though because Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, the city’s top urban nail and pampering destination in the country will got you covered! This salon and spa has been everyone’s go-to destination for the season. It allows you to feel like you’re just taking a short vacation.

Here’s a run-down of things-to-do to keep your skin, tips, and toes be summer ready!

Prepare for sandal-season
Over the holidays, when the wind blew colder and your legs and feet were clad in tights and boots, it was easy to miss your regular waxing and pedicure appointments. But summer means trading in your warmer outfits for colorful shorts and summer skirts, paired with your favorite flip-flops or sandals. Book an appointment for a pedicure ASAP and jumpstart the season with a waxing session to get your stems ready.
Get ready for summer outfits
Legs are a major focus during summer that it’s easy to forget your arms need attention too. Because of the weather, you’ll be baring your arms and shoulders as soon as the wind blows a little warmer. Get them in perfect summer shape by booking a moisturizing treatment, followed by a manicure. Be sure to choose a bright hue on your nails to complement the season.
Make sure you’re super Summer-ready
Before you head off for your summer adventure, get yourself primed for the season by getting a head to toe buff and polish. Get Vitamin Sea: Manicure, Pedicure and Foot Spa to stimulate blood flow and leave skin glowing.  Be sure to moisturize post treatment by keeping a bottle of Argan oil handy.
Post-holiday Pampering Day
A visit to your favorite nail salon isn’t just for pre-holiday beach trips; sometimes, you need vacation from your vacation too. Summer means crowded airports, cramped flights, long road trips—and you’ll need to unwind after. Choose from our menu of spa treatments so that you not only get to relax, you also make sure you’re prepped and ready to go for your next vacation.
For more information
Visit their website: www.nailaholics.com
Like their Facebook page: nailaholics
Follow them on Twitter and Instagram: nailaholicslove

Maybelline gives you the chance to meet Liza Soberano this February 18!

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It’s time to make meeting Liza happen this February! Don’t miss out the chance to be among the customers who will get to meet and greet today’s hottest it-girl and certified Maybelline girl, Liza Soberano, as she visits SM North EDSA The Block Atrium this Saturday, February 18, 2017, for Maybelline’s #MakeItHappenwithLiza event.

Lucky Maybelline customers who purchase a minimum of P1,000 worth of Maybelline products (inclusive of Clearsmooth All In One Powder Foundation) in a single receipt from any Maybelline counter in SM North EDSA (except SM Hypermarket), will get a chance to win a meet and greet with Liza and take home a souvenir photo with her that day.

Since her grand launch as the newest Maybelline girl, Liza has been empowering Filipinas to be young, bold, fierce and, most of all, confident as they are. And all this can be made possible with a little help from her favorite Maybelline Clearsmooth All In One Powder Foundation. Achieve the naturally beautiful look and get shine-free, flawless coverage that’s perfect for the Filipina skin. Created to be 2X lightweight in order to have you look and feel naturally beautiful – it’s as if you’re not wearing makeup! Available in 4 shades, and dermatologically tested.  Trade up your powder up now for as low as P149 while it’s on SALE!

Upon purchase, it will be validated in registration area and entitle you to a raffle stub to get a chance to win a meet and greet with the Maybelline girl herself. The first 350 to register in the event area will get to enter the activities booth for free. Avail of the FREE Makeover & FREE photobooths once you enter! Exciting prizes await you so don’t miss this chance!  Visit designated Maybelline counters at SM North The Block and be there on Saturday, February 18, to #MakeItHappenWithLiza.

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/MaybellinePhilippines or follow us on Instagram at @welovemaybelline.

Philippine Promotional Tour of AxisB

AxB Entertainment, in partnership with UP Otakufest, HanRy Events & Productions, Hallyu Wave Music Productions, and Dakbayan sa KPop, is proud to present AxisB’s First Philippine Promotional Tour from February 14 to March 5, 2017 in five (5) Philippine cities – Manila, Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo and Davao.

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Filipino K-Pop fans will surely be in for an unforgettable Valentine’s date with K-Pop stars as AxisB takes center stage through various mall shows and fan meetings throughout the Philippines!

AxisB is a five-member Korean pop boy group under AxB Entertainment. The group debuted in South Korea on September 28, 2016 with their first digital single Curious and has consecutively staged two promotional tours in Japan after debut. Prior to their debut, they have already garnered the attention of international fans as they shared the stage with senior KPop groups VIXX and INFINITE at the Baidu Nuomi Music Festival in Nanjing, China in July 2016.

As AxisB desires to reach a wider audience, connect with more Filipino KPop fans and make memorable moments with them, AxB Entertainment has decided to stage their first promotional tour in various key cities in the Philippines. Fans should not miss this chance to experience AxisB’s refreshing and unique music style, and get up close and personal with members Junghoon, Daeyoung, Doah, Juno and Honey. Attendees will have the privilege to watch them perform their hit songs from their second single album Be My Love for the first time in the Philippines.

AxisB’s schedules in the five cities are as follows: February 14-17 (Manila), February 18-19 (Cebu), February 24-25 (Bacolod), February 26 (Iloilo) and March 3-4 (Davao).  For more information on AxisB’s mall shows and fan meetings, visit the AxisB Official Facebook page at facebook.com/AxisB.official or e-mail axisbofficial.ph@gmail.com.

The AxisB First Philippine Promotional Tour is made possible through the generous support of event partners Oomph! Radio 105.1 Cebu, Oomph Radio 97.1 Davao, K-Pub BBQ, Robinsons Land Corporation, migme, HelloKpop, Demure Sweetie, Astig.ph, Wazzup Pilipinas, The Kitchen Mom by Dhess, Prelel Dares to Dream, This Girl Does It All, Karen Ezine, and Chasing Curious Alice.Picture1
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