Weekend Fiesta buffet @MarcoPoloManila Cucina

The weekend is here and it's time to treat ourselves. Allow me to give you a heads-up on the Weekend Fiesta at Cucina, Marco Polo Manila's all-day dining restaurant on the 24th floor which we tried recently. For only P2,300 net for lunch and P2,650 for dinner, guests can sample premium dishes, aside from the regular buffet selections at Cucina. What's even more special, 1 buffet is free if you bring two or more friends. This is certainly value for money if somebody's celebrating a birthday or a milestone in life. Anyway, I was excited to go to Cucina because ... Continue Reading...

New Vaseline lotion with petroleum jelly is a must-try!

A few weeks ago, the PR team of Unilever sent me a few samples of the new Vaseline Intensive Lotion to try. It arrived just in time because I've depleted my supply. Guess what, I've been loving this lotion ever since, especially the yellow Deep Restore variant! I totally dig how this lotion glides through my body and I can instantly feel its deep moisturizing effect. The scent is mild but my skin stays hydrated for hours. The new Vaseline lotions are embedded with micro-droplets of Vaseline petroleum jelly which is all we need to bring lost moisture and heal dry ... Continue Reading...

That wonder lightening soap called Kojiesan

I agree with you that there's no better time to be outdoors this summer. The temperatures are higher than usual but it's really advised to go out there and do those activities that we would not otherwise enjoy during the rainy months. Travelling, swimming in the beach, hiking, biking are just some of the recommended pursuits. Even as we go out there to explore the best that this season has to offer, skin care shouldn't be taken for granted. Sunblock, moisturizer, lotion and the whole caboodle should always be packed in our vacation bag. Kojiesan Skin Lightening ... Continue Reading...

5 months of natural beauty with #Restylane

In this earlier post, I recounted how I took the plunge towards greater beauty when I opted to have Restylane treatments last year. Prior to this, I was more of a skin care aficionado who depended on an army of anti-aging products to work some wonders on me. I believe it did some magic but it was really like taking the slow boat to Hong Kong. Why take the boat (like Jose Rizal did) when you can ride the darn A320 or B777? :) What am trying to illustrate here is that there's now more advanced technology aside from the age-old ritual of slathering on facial cream at ... Continue Reading...

Day trip to Sumilon island in Oslob, Cebu

Sumilon is a private island owned by the Bluewater resorts group off Oslob in Cebu. After a surreal whale shark watching experience in the waters of Oslob town proper, most people put a visit to Sumilon on the itinerary, as it is just 20 to 25 minutes away by boat. I must say don't skip going to Sumilon if you're already in Oslob because the sandbar, with its perfect white sand beach, is just so beautiful... Travelers on a budget often just bring food and eat on the boat, before doing some swimming on the beach or just plain sailing. Boat tour operators ... Continue Reading...