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February 28, 2016

Achieve natural beauty from Vita-E

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" Happiness is having natural beauty..." 

2016 is a great year for all natural, we get all serious whenever we see another DIY video on YouTube to achieve a more natural makeup, hair- do, or even a fashion OOTD. Looking natural is the way to go, achieving this looks, makes you look younger and effortlessly beautiful. Gone are the days when you put on so much blush on and foundation to cover up your blemishes, this years, trend is all about, less is more.


It’s the same issue for our skin, sometimes we get so addicted using so many products on our skin. In belief that it’ll make our skin more radiant and smooth, but that’s not always the case. Using less skin care products can be healthier for you, using a skin care product that will give you all the benefits that your skin really needs. 


ATC Healthcare International Corp. searched for the best ingredient that gives a more beautiful and fit it into one convenient capsule of Vita-E. Vita-E contains 400 IU of vitamin E, a known antioxidant that effectively protects the cells against free radicals and gives our skin a beautiful, youthful and effortless glow. 


Free radicals are molecules that harm cells and contribute to the development of conditions such as stroke and cancer which Vita-E helps to prevent. These antioxidants are also essential for the maintenance of healthy skin by protecting it from UV-induced damage. Vita-E works from the inside making you feel AND look great. Not only that Vita-E is essential in maintaining the functions of our heart, blood vessels, and nervous system, Vita-E also gives all around protection for a healthy immune system.



Take care of what’s beneath and be naturally beautiful with Vita-E. Vita-E is recommended to be taken one capsule per day. Vita-E is SRP P14.00 per soft gel capsule, available at Mercury Drug and all other leading drugstores nationwide.
February 27, 2016

Be all clean inside and outside with FatOut

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All Clean!
Are you all clean? Clean on the inside and the outside?

We were taught to be always clean since we were kids. At home or in school,  we were taught on how to take a bath, brush our teeth, comb our hair and stay prim and presentable at all times. Hygiene is very important in our health, but what most people forget to teach is, being clean on the inside especially our colon, which is most important. Worry no more because FatOut can help with that.

FatOut can help make your digestive system more effective. When our colon is cleansed it pushes out undigested waste, clearing the way and helping you absorb good nutrients better. With a healthy colon your digestive system allows you to easily pass undigested waste through your system which can result to having lesser risk of other digestive problems and disorder and also help in weight loss.



FatOut has the revolutionary Sweep and Shred Formula which helps in cleansing your colon and trimming down your fat. Psyllium Husk sweeps and cleanses toxins in your colon while Green Tea Extract shreds and burns your fat. FatOut eliminates hard-to-digest fats and helps detoxify the colon. It nourishes the digestive system that can help in proper bowel movement and digestion. The Sweep and Shred formula can help you lose the pounds without putting your health at risk. 


Note that, FatOut is not a medicinal drug and is not used to treat the symptoms of any disease.
FatOut should be taken daily, before every meal, preferably with a warm glass of water. It is available at all Mercury Drug stores and other leading drugstores nationwide for SRP P125.00 per capsule.

Stand out with FatOut!

For more information about FatOut, visit www.facebook.com/ATCFatOut.

Wait, there's more!
Have you been waiting for your Fairy God Mother? Then wait no more! FatOut is giving you the Ultimate Royal Treatment with The Chinita Princess, Kim Chiu! Get ready to be pampered and meet your Idol, FatOut’s newest endorser Kim Chiu! What are you waiting for? Go hit the nearest Drugstore and buy FatOut now!


In order to receive a royal invite all you have to do is:

- Collect all receipts and foils of your FatOut purchases
- Register your receipts online to make your entry and tickets valid. Here’s the link! : http://bit.ly/FatoutFansDay
- Claiming of Royal Invites will be 1-2 weeks before the event. For questions, visit https://www.facebook.com/ATCFatOut and send a message!
February 27, 2016

My Top 5 Picks from Sunnies Studios + Free Php200 Voucher

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Sunnies Studios is the go-to source for fun and easy eyewear. Their idea started from making eyewear that are equally stylish and accessible. They design pairs for everyone to enjoy.

Here are my top 5 picks from their shop and my idea on how and what to pair with it.

1. Dolly, P 499.00
The browline takes on a rounded cat eye silhouette in the Dolly, UV 400 protection. Available in Black Matte Dark Green, Jet Black Dark Purple Gradient, Cocoa, Dark Tort and Powder. This is perfect for long distance travel. It will fully protect the eyes from dusts and sun rays.

 

2. Sabrina, P 599.00
The cat eye gets a unique metal update in the Sabrina. UV 400 protection. Available in Jet Black,
Black Matte and Bronze Matte. I guess this pair goes well with semi-formal outfits. It's very unique in style and will add a little sophistication.
 

3. Tibby, P 499.00
The metal rim and temple of the Tibby lend elegance to these oversized frames. Available in Jet Black. I think this goes well with office wear - skirts, slacks - semi formal look.


4. Cassidy, P 499.00
Update your glasses to the Cassidy. These contemporary Specs feature a subtle cat eye frame and metal arms. Available in Clear Mirror. This is for those who want to be always looking fresh and clean, very classy.


5. Anais, P 299.00
Meet the Anais, these unique semi-rimmed frames are sure to become your next favorite accessory. Available in Classic Tort, Black Marble, Chestnut Dark Brown, Cream Caramel Gradient, and Jet Black Gradient. This one is the pair I love the most. Aside from being very affordable, it is very stylish. Anyone would look very fashionable with it.


I actually ordered the Anais for only P198.00. Go to their website, https://www.sunniesstudios.com/, upon check out use the code : everyonewins, to avail of P200.00 discount. Hurry! Offer is until Feb. 29, only...


February 27, 2016

Reveal your feelings thru Veems' Free "Secret SMS"

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We Filipinos are known for our non­confrontational nature. Often, we don’t say how we truly feel­­ whether we have a crush on someone or if we’re upset with a co­worker. Keeping our emotions to ourselves can have negative effects. It can cause stress and tension in our personal and professional relationships.



That’s why Veems​, Pinoy’s new favorite social app, released a new feature that allows people to express their feelings easily. How? You can do it via the “Secret SMS” feature on Veems. The feature allows users to send free anonymous SMS to anyone in their phone’s contact, even if they are not on Veems.

The catch? Users can only send pre­loaded messages. The messages are categorized according to people’s most common emotions: miss, upset, regret, and of course, love. For example, if you have a crush on someone at work, you can secretly send, “I can’t wait to see you at work.” Or if you admire someone and you’re quite shy to tell them in person, you can send, “You inspire me.”



Step 1. Pick from the pre-loaded messages.
Step 2.  Choose the recipient from your phone contacts.
3. Send your anonymous message to anyone for free.


When your contact receives the SMS, they will see a portion of the message. When they click the link, they will see the entire message and will have the option to download Veems in order for them to guess who sent the message.

I actually, received one, saying I have the sexiest smile and I was like "whoaaa!" Some people I met before told me I have a beautiful smile but sexiest, it's the first time. Anyways, I am flattered and thank you whoever you are...



The team behind Veems hopes that it is a first step for allowing people to discuss their feelings. Sometimes we’re scared to express our true emotions because we’re scared or afraid to be judged. Letting someone know how we feel anonymously can be a liberating feeling. Download Veems and start sending those Secret SMS.
February 26, 2016

Center Stage Productions invites everyone to join the 3rd Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop

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Have the passion for acting or directing? Why not join the Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop 3 (BMFW)? Turn your dreams to reality and be renowned just like Director Brillante Mendoza.

Who is Brillante Mendoza?


Brillante Mendoza is an internationally acclaimed Filipino director of Indie films. He started as a production designer in the world of film-making and later on became famous in televisions, commercials and even music videos. His first two films Takaw Tukso (1986) and Private Show (1986), both won Best Production Design in the Gawad Urian Awards. His films Masahista (The Masseur) 2005, Foster Child 2007, Tirador (Slingshot) 2007 and Serbis 2008 were among the films included at the Cannes Film Festivals, one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in the world.


In 2009, he joined Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum with 27 other directors from all around Asia. That same year, Mendoza received the Best Director award from the 62nd Cannes Film Festival for the film Kinatay (The Execution of P), starring Coco Martin. Among his competitors were the world's most famous directors like Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds) and Ang Lee (Taking Woodstock). Mendoza is the first and only Filipino to win the most coveted Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival.

About the Workshop



The Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop 3 (BMFW) will be a 7- day intensive training from March 28 to April 3, 2016, at Center Stage Productions 947 Busilak St. Barangka Drive, Mandaluyong City. Two workshops being offered are the following:

1. ACTING WORKSHOP (FOUND ACTING)
    - A 7-day intensive workshop from 9am-5pm, inclusive of lunch and afternoon snacks
    - participant is expected to act in the short film made by the directing workshopper at the end of
       the workshop

2. DIRECTING WORKSHOP
    - with introduction to Cinematography, Production Design, Editing
    - A 7-day intensive workshop from 9am-5pm, inclusive of lunch and afternoon snacks
    - participant is expected to create a short film at the end of the workshop
    - participant is expected to bring his/her own laptop for editing purposes

For more info, see poster above or visit http://brillantemamendoza.com/
February 23, 2016

Sam YG for Tree Top Adventure Launching

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Tree Top Adventure’s Website Launching Experiencing the extreme is now easier as Tree Top Adventure launches its new interactive website!


On February 26, 2016, from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM at NIU by Vikings at SM Aura Taguig, Tree Top Adventure will launch its new interactive website in which over twenty participants from the TV and print industries will attend.

The program will be graced by Tree Top Adventure’s General Manager, Ms. Ma. Camille O. Montejo, Marketing and Branding Head, Engr. Grace B. Nicolas and of course, Tree Top Adventure’s Ambassador, Mr. Sam YG.

Tree Top Adventure offers the first and the only motorized ziplines in the Philippines. From a zipline that is seated to a free fall from 60 feet above, one can truly appreciate nature at its best while quenching one’s thirst for adrenaline rush. Tree Top Adventure has six outdoor activities which offer a different experience for every thrill seekers. If one wants to relax, then, one might try the Canopy Ride, a ride similar to the concept of cable cars. The Trekking and Skywalk is good for adventurers who just like to walk and appreciate the beauty of nature. Want to fly like a superhero? Then one might want to try the Superman Ride, a horizontal motorized zipline in which you’ll be flying once backwards and once forwards. Or, Silver Surfer Surfer might be for you in which you’ll be standing on a specialized platform and glide up and down diagonally for multiple cycles.



Want to try more extreme? The Interactive Free Fall will. You’ll be going up and be dropped down suddenly when you reach the 100 feet mark.

The Tree Drop also offers the same extremeness rather; one will be suspended 60 feet parallel to the ground and be dropped as fast as 2 to 3 seconds.

For more information, you could contact (047) 252-9425, 0915 838 9354, 0922 576 9156 for Subic and (074) 442-0800 or 0932 404 1112 for Baguio. You could also visit our website www.treetopadventureph.com. To be more updated, you could like our Facebook page /treetopadventurecamp and follow us on Instagram @tree_top_adventure and Twitter @TreeTopPH.

February 23, 2016

STRIKE: Defend against the Deadly Dengue

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Despite continuous studies for the treatment of dengue, the mosquito-borne disease remains to be incurable. Since the epidemic outbreak that started in the Philippines and Thailand in the 1950s, 64 years later, the best discovery to address the deadly fever is still insufficient. While there is a vaccine that is formulated to prevent dengue, its efficacy is yet to be fully tested nor is it available to the public. We are left with no other choice but to rely on prevention.

However, just last year, a new type of dengue is discovered. This means that the new strain is more capable of enduring the body’s mechanism, making it stronger and harder to cure. With all these threats coming despite the progress in finally developing the treatment, still, it does not erase the people’s apprehension in having the disease.

While there is a vaccine that is formulated to prevent dengue, its efficacy is yet to be tested. We are left with no other choice but to fully protect ourselves from having this disease. After all, it’s a smart move and just like what they always say, prevention is always better than cure. One way to prevent dengue and other mosquito-related disease is through Strike Multi-Insect Killer.

Strike is a fast-acting multi-insect killer that has a water-based formula which effectively kills mosquitoes and other insects. It has lower toxicity as compared to the leading brand, thus, it is safe for people, pets and plants. Strike is also environment-friendly unlike other oil-based insect killers and it contains no Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC). It leaves to stain on the surfaces of your home and does not release disturbing odors.


Strike Insecticide Spray
300ml - Php130.00
600ml - Php246.00

Php15.70 per pack
Strike Mat Dengue Mosquito Killer Refill
Php60.75 per box of 30 pcs.


Strike Mosquito Repellent Patch
Php75.75 (box of 2 sachets)
Php375.75 (box of 10 packs)

Aside from the multi-insect killer spray, Strike also comes in other variants like Strike Coil Mosquito Repellent, Strike Mat, Strike Liquid Mosquito Electric Repellent and Strike Patch.

For just an affordable price, reduce the risk of having dengue and other mosquito-related diseases with the help of Strike. Strike Multi-Insect Killer Spray is available at SRP P130.00 for 300ml can and SRP P246.00 for 600ml can. Strike is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.
February 21, 2016

Find the Best Coffee Maker for you

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Coffee is an essential part of our day to day living. As a stay-at-home Mom, I would always want to start my day with a cup of hot instant coffee. It's convenient because I would only have to pour hot water and a sachet of my favorite instant coffee and there I go! I can kickstart my day...

But many times I get tired of drinking instant coffee again and again, so I decided to buy my own coffee maker. I can have my own blend with it and I can personalize my own coffee, depending on my mood.

Before I buy one, I looked for tips on buying the best coffee maker that suits my needs, online. That is where I found out about The Coffee Makers List. The site helped me look for the best coffee maker based on specifications, usability and price. They don't sell coffee, they are dedicated in investing and researching till the bottom by testing many coffee makers and making a list by rating them on different criterion.

So if you're thinking of owning a coffee brewer, visit their site and make a wise investment...




February 21, 2016

#NIUandExciting Food Adventure

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NIU is the sixth establishment of Vikings Group since its arrival in the Philippines way back 2011. It is located at the 6th floor of SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City Taguig. It is called NIU (means nine in the Vikings language) because it holds nine different stations of appetizing dishes and meals to feast on.

We arrived the place at around 12 noon for the buffet lunch, the place is more than half-filled of visitors already. With me is my husband and my kid who is 1.5 year old. We were welcomed warmly with the staff, with big smiles on their faces. After checking our reservation, a very friendly woman in late 40's, maybe, escorted us to our table.


Meet my date - the two "Alberts" of my life, yes both of them had the best lunch ever, even Little Albert enjoyed the food and his favorites were the pizzas, the siomai, the cakes and the fruit juices. Big Albert, being a meativore, enjoyed the seafood, the lamb and the beef dishes, and of course he surely loved the unlimited wine.


I started my new and exciting dining experience on their first station, which are mostly appetizers. I found these - Black Seafood rice and vegetable stacked & pulled grass fed Lamb leg in Lindor Port Wine Sauce - one of their Valentine specialties. I got so excited with the black rice because I am a seafood addict. The Lamb Leg is something you wouldn't forget, how I wished they would include this among the regular dishes they serve.


 ...and this truffle chicken with pumpkin puree and foie grass - chicken is so tender and tasty, puree is so flavorful!


I filled my plate with the black seafood rice, truffle chicken, lamb leg, some baked potatoes, small slices of asado pizza, stromboli and siomai with the guava lemonade for my drink. The guava lemonade caught my attention for its color but that's not all, it is very good, tastes like fresh pink guavas, it took me back to my childhood days when I was picking ripe guavas in our backyard...


All of their juices are actually must-try, like the papaya carrot. You will definitely enjoy the unlimited drinks!


When I go back to our table, they served PORK BELLY in LINDOR dark chocolate bbq glaze which is also among their special menu for Valentine's Day and the coated shrimp with special sauce (that I forgot to ask the name of the dish for I was really excited to eat already). They served these to me because our
#AVerySweetLoveAffair date is hosted by a blogger. Thanks, Ruthilicious! The pork belly melts in the mouth and the sauce is really indescribable. One thing for sure you'll fall in love with it...


 I enjoyed this coated shrimp, too, the sauce made the shrimp more delicious...


Whenever I visit buffet restaurants, I never forget to visit the Japanese section. I just love maki so much and NIU has a lot to offer! The Teriyaki Maki is one of my new discoveries...


The freshly baked oysters completed my NIU Vikings experience. Only few buffet restaurants offer this, so I grab the opportunity to feast on it, glad I did not suffer gastrointestinal problem afterwards...



What I got for the desert? My all-time favorite halo-halo and some slices of cakes. They have a very nice presentation of their limited edition cakes for Valentine. You will really crave for more.


My favorite among the delectable cakes - Love Triangle. It is a small piece of cake with 3 layers - the LINDOR ganache, the hazelnut buttercream and the coffee diplomat cake. It's really a temptation. A piece or two will not satisfy you...



I never really got to try everything because I was sooo full and already satisfied. Here are some more of the stations:



Indulge with your favorite ice cream! They are colorful and yummy! I guess the must-try here are the pistachio and the sesame ice cream...


And oh, unlimited wines and draft beer, drown yourself...




Before I end my #NIUandExciting food and dining experience, let me tour you inside...







Yes, I may have missed my favorite Filipino foods, like crispy pata, kare-kare and sisig to name a few, at NIU, because they serve only very few of it but the unique dishes and the very good services they gave us is A+. Every dish really made us drool. NIU Vikings let us experience one-of-a-kind dining...

How about you, what is your best dining experience so far?

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