We always see the gleaming flawless face of or favorite Korean actresses and actors in the Koreanovela that we used to watch. 

Today, another Korean made had come to the country to try the Hayan Korea cosmetics, to bringing Filipino women a step-closer to achieving a youthful look all day.

Hayan Korea Cosmetics Inc. was brought to the Philippines early on this year headed by Mr. Cris Nam, who was inspired to give every woman an opportunity to acquire the beauty that they have been dreaming of. 

Keeping it young and fresh, Hayan Korea is dedicated in providing active, innovative and effective beauty care to reach that naturally fair and clearly white skin. They combine years of expertise and research to ensure that all cosmetics products contain high-quality ingredients to deliver maximum results.

They offer the purest, most effective skin care through nature, research and science such as facial foaming cleansers, toners, serums and moisturizers. They also offer a collection of wellness and over-all body basics including varied selections of high-quality make-up and cologne.

Last December 14, 2012, Hayan Korea opens it store in the Philippines at the 2nd Floor of Starmall in Shaw Boulevard. During that time I meet their ambassador named Soojung Kwon who share to me her beauty regimen to have a fair and beautiful skin. I will also share it with you here but I think it would be better to have have in a different blog post, so watch out for that. 

To experience and pamper yourself with these wonderful Korean products, you can visit them at Starmall in Shaw Boulevard and try the beauty and wellness products of Hayan that will reveal to you the science of Korean beauty!
As WOW World of Wellness Direct Sales is celebrating its 2nd year of anniversary. It turned out to be a perfect get together of WOW distributors and wellness enthusiasts along with Ms. Cory Quirino, WOW's medical consultants, management and staff in their WOWork-out theme.

It was hosted by Jojo Alejar and Ms. Weng Cruz. All shook a leg in zumba, excitedly indulged in WOW fruit/vegetable/hyaluton and collagen juices, basic facial/calming back massage, healthy snack, hair/scalp/body fat analysis and basked in life-changing, enlightening talks by the speakers.

I enjoy the time in although I did not finish the program because of some commitment but the hand and back massage that I have tried is perfect because I get relax in a way. I always wanted to have massage but I can't find time to do it. Thanks to my friend for inviting me.

WOW also acknowledge the generous supports of their sponsors such as Cocoon Boutique Hotel, Hurom Slow Juicer, Nailandia, Gym Plus Fitness Center/Elorde Boxing Gym, Fanny Serrano Salon, D'Healthfield Enterprise and Allied Bank.

WOW has succeeded in making more people healthier and live more productively. I know that WOW is still have a far way to go.

For more inquiries on WOW, please call 928 9969, 441 8969 or 0932 8436092, 0917 5740405 and 0999 9933805. Also, visit their website at www.wowdirectsales.com.

Feng Shui aficionados from all over the Philippines and those nearby Asian countries will get together once more in the biggest feng shui event in the Philippines slated on January 19, 2013. The Marites Allen 2013 Feng Shui Updates, an annual convention organized by World of Feng Shui (WOFS) Philippines since 2006, seek to provide valuable insider tips on way to enhance one's luck in the Year of the Water Snake, which starts on February 10, 2013 and ends on January 30, 2014.

Ms. Marites Allen, an international feng shui expert and resource person for the convention, is known for generously sharing her expertise with the participants and for not leaving anything to chance to ensure the success of the annual event. This year the new venue for the event is the Infinity Ballroom, Best Western Premiere F1 Hotel, Fort Bonifacio Global City, The First Premiere Hotel at The Fort. 

"The choice was made for auspicious reasons. F1 Hotel is a period of 8 building. It faces South and thus offers lots of positive opportunities especially in the year of the Snake. This year, South-facing properties will enjoy the luck of the prosperity star 9 so F1 Hotel is the ideal venue for the 2013 Feng Shui Updates," she reveals.

Aside from sharing the genereal prospects for different countries and industries indicated by specific feng shui disciplines, WOFS president and CEO Marites Allen will also discuss individual forecasts for each animal sign in the areas of career, romance and health, among others. There will be a special discussion on the ideal feng shui luck enhancers to activate positive energies and cures to counter inauspicious elements that present themselves in 2013. The international feng shui consultant, however, issues a caveat.

"Feng Shui does not claim to answer all problems nor does it present a crystal clear glimpse into the future. What it does is provide valuable guidelines to make us realize that we have options and that it's the individual who holds the key to the improvement of his or her personal life," she clarifies.

It's when some participants at the event starts sharing their experiences on how feng shui changed their lives for the better that it becomes obvious why they keep coming back to attend the convention every year. Many of their testimonials can be viewed at www.maritesallen.com.

Traditionally, feng shui is regarded as the practice of harmonious placement of luck cures and enhancers to attract positive and deflect negative energies. By attending the Annual Updates, participants learn new and exciting ways to apply feng shui in daily living. "People have started to realize that they can also tap auspicious energies by wearing lucky symbols in their dresses and fashion accessories. This is the reason I put up my FRIGGA fashion line to benefit those who like to bring good luck with them wherever they go." Fashionable FRIGGA wear and accessories, along with other WOFS luck-enhancing products, will be available at the venue. "We're also working on mobile apps designed to give users access to information such as lucky colors, compatibility among animal signs, ways to get lucky in 2013, among others. This year's participants are in for a lot of pleasant surprises " Ms. Allen adds.

Asia's King of Talk, Boy Abunda, will grace the event as Ms. Allen's cohost. For more details or to make reservations for the 2013 Feng Shui Updates, please call +63 9209509390, visi any WOFS boutique or email wofsphilippines@gmail.com.

Press Releases

Distribution and retail company Tenkiebox, in partnership with I Can Serve Foundation, calls for a nationwide donation of bras in support of the fight against breast cancer.

The bra drive is the first phase of “Bra Snap For Support,” Tenkiebox's nationwide volunteerism-campaign with the breast cancer foundation.  Used and unwanted bras will be received in participating Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf branches and all OtterBox Kiosks.   

A portion of the donated bras will be used to produce mastectomy bras for resource challenged breast cancer survivors, while others will be re-purposed to encourage women to support the cause with #MyOtterBoxCanServe photo pledge through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram posts.

The bra photo can be presented at any Otterbox Kiosk upon purchase of any case, to pledge a portion of their sale to support the Breast Cancer cause.

Through the drive, OtterBox and I Can Serve aim to extend their reach to thousands of women and other advocators who believe that awareness and support can go a long way in helping breast cancer victims find their strength.
Global Hand washing Day is celebrated during the month of October. In support of this, Safeguard launched the Safeguard Soap Alarm, a soap dispenser created to alert people of the importance of hand washing after using public toilets.

Forgetting to wash your hands after using a public toilet is indeed very alarming as they contain an estimated 3.2 million germs per square inch. And these germs can cause serious diseases like hepatitis or diarrhea.

To encourage public toilet users to wash their hands with Safeguard, the Soap Alarm was mounted in a fast food chain (McDonald’s SM Marikina). And for the duration of its run, more than 9,000 customers were alarmed.

The Soap Alarm worked this way:

1. A person enters the toilet, locks the door, and does his business.

2. As he unlocks the door to step out, he triggers the Soap Alarm.

3. To stop the alarm, he dispenses Safeguard Anti-bacterial Hand Soap onto his hands.

4. Above the soap alarm is a warning and hand washing instruction guide that he can follow.

The Soap Alarm caught the attention of moms, dads, kids, students and barkadas - prompting them to wash their hands immediately with Safeguard not only to stop the alarm but, more importantly, to stop the spread of germs.

Press Releases
From make-up-artist-to-the-star, to product user and endorser Fanny Serrano is now launching a new TV Commercial to change your ideal remedy for the hair fall.  He experienced different kinds of products to get solution on his problem with regards to hair fall but none of them worked.

On his journey in finding a good one is began when he stumbled upon the Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion and after two weeks his own hair stylist began to notice some changes in his scalp because a new growth of fine baby hairs started to appear.

On his discovery, he decided to look up and get in touch with the Nutramedica. Then the two parties decide to collaborate to spread the world about  the Novuhair and this begins the Advocacy of Fanny Serrano. Into the next level, they now release a new campaign for Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion's newest TVC.

I love the lines of Funny Serrano in his new TVC, while he emphasizing that Novihair Topical Scalp Lotion is the nauture's answer to hair loss and that is actually works and as he playfully raffling his hair as he confidently share.

"With a bond underscored by confidence in Novihair, I'm willing to put my name on the line for it, because this is it!" - Fanny Serrano

Watch Fanny Serrano for Novuhair latest TV Commercial below;

Novuhair is made from a natural ingredients like panax ginseng, moring aoleifera, biotin, virgin coconut oil,  and essential oils pf peppermint, lavender, rosemary, and lemongrass. It comes in a 200ml bottle. After shampooing, place an ample amount and massage it into your scalp. You can rinse the lotion afterward or leave it on as a styling agent.

By the way, Novuhair is having a video spoof contest. From October 2012 to October 2013, Novuhair users and non-users alike are invited to join the Novuhair Amateur Video Spoof Contest for a chance to win a Fanny Serrano Salon Relaxation Package worth of P8, 000 which is good for 3 persons each month and the Grand Prize of 3-day, 2-night stay at Puerto Prinsesa's Underground River in Palawan for two.

For more information about Novuhair and the contest you can visit Novuhair's official website at www.novuhair.com and Novuhair's Facebook Fan Page at Novuhair Official and on Twitter, @NovuhairUpdates.

Novuhair is available at all Mercury Drug, Watson's, Rose Pharmacy, South Star, Manson, NCCC Davao and Palawan, and Cory Quirino World of Wellness Stores nationwide, and online on www.regaloservice.com. You may call 413-6570 or 0922-830575.

 Pfizer have launched the Centrum Nutri Coach, an on-line tool that will let you to keep track your nutrition that you get from what you eat in a daily basis. It is the first on-line nutrition tracker of its kind which is tailor-fit for the Filipino in their lifestyle and diet.

“Good health and nutrition is really all about eating a variety of food in the right amounts, as prescribed in the Food Pyramid. We usually count calories and fat, but we also need to consider vitamins and minerals, too,’’
 - Joy Ong, Pfizer Brand Manager for Centrum.

Centrum Nutri Coach is an innovative on-line tool that allows you to input exactly what you ate from a variety of food choices that include Filipino favorites into a “virtual” plate. All the components of health and nutrition like level of physical activity and age will also take consideration.  Upon visiting the site, all information that you have enter will be used to compute for your general state of nutrition that will give you tips on how to improve your nutritional habits. 

It was so alarming that 70% of Filipino household today are not getting the prescribed amount of most vitamins and minerals that they need based on the study of Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI). 

“What we see now is the “double burden of disease”; there is an upsurge in non-communicable disease risk factors like obesity and overweight, in addition to the existing issues of infectious diseases and undernutrition,”
- Professor Liezl Atienza from the Institution of Human Nutrition and Food, College of Human Ecology at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos.

Low consumption of fruits and vegetables and high  increase in consumption of meat and meat products  and with a sedentary lifestyle all contribute to unhealthy eating habits. Another rising form of malnutrition is the hidden hunger which is a deficiency in specific nutrients needed by the body.

Centrum Nutri Coach, is designed to make nutrition not just easy and accessible to everyone but also fun.  With this we can now actually have a hand in keeping track of our food intake. So we can choose to be healthy. You can accessed the Centrum Nutri Coach at www.centrum.com.ph.
What's new with The Body Shop? Well there are lots of news that you should know about. The Body Shop celebrates their style as they introduce their new look as Body Butters gives you a new design, Beauty Oils for your body, hair and face, and meeting Lily Cole as their new brand ambassador. Plus, The Body Shop Body Mists for you everyday use.

Body Butter New Look

Body Butter has 13 different fragrance. Their Body Butters are among their most famous products, with one tub of Body. Butter selling every two seconds.

Beauty Oils Are Here!

One of the latest beauty sensation is here for use on body, hair, and face. WIth beautifying oils, it instantly banish dryness, restore softness and nourish. It contains up to 99.6% natural ingredients and available in eleven of our favourite fragrances at The Body Shop Beautifying Oils give your body, hair and face a natural glow that will leave you looking and feeling great. FRAGRANCES INCLUDE: Shea, Chocomania, Moringa, Olive, Strawberry, Satsuma.

The New Brand Advocate

Lily Cole is our first ever global brand advocate. Activist, model, and actor. Lily is refreshingly honest, human, and upfront about how she thinks the world could be a better place. In this interview, Lily offers a glimpse into what makes her tick and why she chose The Body Shop as much as we chose her.

Body Mist In Fresh New Form

The Body Shop has five body mist that you can choose from and these are the Moringa, Satsuma, Shea, Strawberry, and Vanilla.

To use it, spray this light scented body mist all over your body for a gentle burst. Spritz it on after bathing or showering and top up throughout the day.

The Body Shop has travel the all corners of the world to make sure that they buy the highest quality, natural ingredients for their products. But the way they do this is different from other beauty companies. As a pioneer in the community fair trade. The Body Shop improves and enriches the lives of the people all around the globe as they explore their world in Beauty with heart. Visit www.thebodyshop.com.ph.
Diana Stalder formerly known as Dermaline, now provides a more unique and exciting route to beauty and wellness is featured in Metro Mag, May issue.

Today, they are constantly deluged with promises from skin care centers claiming guarantees for beautiful skin. Moreover, there is now a better path laid out by Diana Stalder, it is the fulfillment of their promise to give their clientele an alluring results in their skin treatments to established skin care reputation and expect more exciting and unique skin care treatments that can cater to more skin types and conditions.

Diana Stalder had their relaunch of the first Diana Stalder Face, Body and Skin Care Center at 710, 7th Floor, National Life Insurance Building, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. You can call 892-5659 or 0923-7303655 to avail their skin treatment.

Visit their site at www.dianastalder.com and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dianastalderbydermaline for information.
Kohl Industries Corporation host their first blogger meet ups held in the Valle Verde Country Club. As a leading manufacturing company of household and industrial products in the Philippines. It's mission is to give consumer a cheaper but high quality of home care products. Their small contribution in alleviating the effects of the economic crunch that has been affecting many households in the country. At the same time, Kohl is able to provide employment and business opportunities for the Filipino community. 

Here are the list of their retailed products;
  • Doctor J Alcohol is the flag product of Kohl Industries Corporation that started it all for the company. It has two types of alcohol, Isopropyl and Ethyl alcohol. It is currently used in many hospitals in the country and available in 70% and 40% solution in a uniquely-formulated scent.

  • Bactigel hand sanitizer has the highest alcohol content in locally produced sanitizers, containing 68% ethyl alcohol that is able to kill harmful bacteria and germs on hands without harming your hands. Itis also now available for people outside hospitals in small bottles with rubber holders.

  • Puregel hand sanitizer is FDA-approved (Food and Drug Administration) hand sanitizer with high ethyl alcohol content (68%) available for retail in six  amazing varieties to suit different personalities and specially-formulated topeople who wants “fruity” scents with patented rubber holders to go along with fashion or style.

  • Orasil is an innovative mouthwash, which utilizes stabilized hydrogen peroxide andxylitol, as substitutes for possibly harmful ingredients that are commonly used in other formulas. Proven to be beneficial, these two ingredients effectively whitens teeth and keeps breath fresh throughout the day.

  • SunProtec Sunblock is one of Kohl Industries’ ewest products to offer Filipinos a very affordable sunblock with high SPF (sun protection factor) that can help protect your skin from UVA and UVB (ultraviolet).It is unscented and easy-to-apply sunblock available in three forms.

  • Puremist is a liquid form hand sanitizer with high-alcohol content suitable for people who wants their hand sanitizers to be sprayed on their hands. It's available in different variants.

  • Bullseye Odorless Muti-Insect Killer‘s effective and powerful formulation eradicates all types of insects. Even with is potent anti-dengue formulation,it also kills cockroaches and flies. Just spray into open air or enclosed space and return after 30 minutes for a bug-free, hassle-free, odor-free environment.

Kohl products is available for retail at the following stores: 

SM Supermarket, Mercury, Robinsons, Shopwise, Rustans, National Bookstore, Pandayan, Dress for Less, South Star Drug, Unimart, Makati Supermakret, Alturas,  Finds, Waltermart, CMart, Robinsons Department Store, Office Warehouse, Pioneer Centre, Eunilane, Kwik B, Office 1, AFPCES, JC Plaza, Unisave, JS Smart Choice, GL Del Monte, Budgetlane, Bora Budget Mart, Centerlane, PK & Sons, Merriam Bookstore.

If you happen to see a similar product like Kohl industries has like hand sanitizers, think twice because I'm telling you that there are so many imitations out there for the hand sanitizers that promises protection, but they don't. Check the alcohol content it should be at least 60% alcohol content is needed to be able to fight off harmful bacteria and germs based on international researches. Visit their website at www.kohlindustries.com for more information.
One of the simplest and most effective ways to lower the risk of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases is having a regular physical activity in your lifestyles. Navortis Healthcare Philippines, the Department of Health and Philippine Society of Hypertension underscored the importance of regular physical activity as the three partner-stakeholder led the country's observance of World Hypertension Day (WHD).

In line with the 2012 WHD theme "Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Blood Pressure", Novartis Healthcare Philippines and its partners launched the Trabahustle (Trabaho + Hustle) Moves Online Video Contest. This contest challenges participants and their family to choreograph and record on video their mini-workouts or short exercises that can be easily done at home or in the workplace.

The contest is open to residents of the Philippines, 18 years old and above, family members, including children are encouraged to join in the video. Participants should choreograph and record on video their Trabahustle Moves and should think of a creative, catchy name for their moves. Video length should be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes.

Submit videos via yousendit by logging on to www.yousendit.com and send to trabahustle.whd@gmail.com, by regular mail or special courier to Novartis Healthcare Philippines. Deadline of submission of entries is on June 30, 2012.

There will be six weekly draws for minor prizes. Weekly winners and top three videos will be determined by a panel of judges that will win the Grand Prize Winner based on the following criteria;

Originality - 25%
Execution  - 25%
Simplicity  - 20%
Relevance to theme - 20%
creativity and video quality output - 10%

Weekly winners will each receive an Apple iPod Shuffle. The second and third place winners will receive a Nokia Asha cellphone and Nokia 500 cellphone, respectively. The Grand Prize winner will receive an Apple iPad2. The winners will be announced on July 10, 2012. The winning videos will be uploaded in the Trabahustle YouTube channel and Facebook fan page wall. For full contest rules and mechanics you can visit www.novartis.com.ph/trabahustle.
It was my first time to have a manicure in a salon and do some coloring to my nails when I was invited to have a pampering for my self and give a little time to enjoy the foot spa with pedicure and manicure. Nailandia, this nail studio and body spa is really new to me. Maybe because they just started for just a month and so.  The place was not too hard to find because it was located along the street of Tomas Morato where you can use the  Zirko Bar as the landmarks.

The place was so homey and the ambiance is really relaxing as if you are only in your house and staying in some familiar part of it. The receptionist is very approachable as well as the crew. They prepare the things that they might use for my hand and foot pampering and served me with a glass of iced tea for refreshment while soaking my feet in warm water.

I have a chance to talk to them while having my free foot spa with pedicure and manicure at the same time. I feel like a princess because I have two servants who works for my feet and hands at the same time.

Having a reviews like this is really fun specially when the people who is in front of you are really nice and very attentive to things that you will need. Colors in my nails is totally something new to me, I choose the color who looks like natural or nude, that is I think the best for me or at least I think fits for me because I don't really like to have a nail polish in my nails, it's just that I have to try the Jennifer Lynn's products. Jelly nail polish, that was they say about it and they said that its hard to remove because it has some kind of special removal to clean up your nails when you wanted it to take off or to replace. 

At first, my hands feel a little heavy because of the nail colors that they put on in my nails. I love their UV nail dryer, I was so hesitant to move my fingers and keep closing my palm. Then, eventually I get used to it, after a few days I saw that the nail colors started to chips. I saw it from the tip and the rest is follow. I feel sorry because it chips already after three days. 

It took me some time to removed the nail polish because I have no time to visit Nailandia once again to have it colored again like what they said or to have have it remove with them. So, I removed it with my own risk. I think Jennifer Lynn's product is best when you have to have change your nail colors in more frequently. I think it's effective to celebrities like Karylle who happens I be there too to have her nails done for an event in the evening and will change again after a day or two for some shows or events that she may be attending.

I wish that Jennifer Lynn will not get disappointed to what I have said in here because I only tell things that had happen and based on my experience as a first timer having my nails done with colors. I felt bad because I did like the neutral color that I had but it was easily chips. I wish that I can still have a chance to do it again and get comfortable having nail polish in my nails. Thanks Ginger for the invites and hoping to review more of nail colors or nail care in the future. Cheers!