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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mediheal Launch Event + BTS Collaboration (March 20, 2018)

Flatlay of Limited Edition BTS X Mediheal Mask Sheets
YAAAAAAAAS!!! Mediheal is reaaaally reaaaally here! BTS' favorite mask brand is truly here! 

I dunno, but a few months back before this day, it was really not that easy to be able to visualize having BTS themed merchandise in stores, let alone have something that they endorse. I dunno why, but the Philippine distributors of everything they endorse don't seem to be using their promotional materials. But not for Mediheal! They're giving fangirls a heart attack as they brought in the whole range of mask sheets that BTS loves, as well as the special collaboration boxes! 

This event was the launch of the brand in the country. And yes, this is still part of Mari's great backlog crisis of 2018. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ra And Gowoori Launch (March 14, 2018)

Welcome back to Mari's great 2017-2018 backlog crisis!!! HUHU I was suuuper excited to post about this launch as I was able to see a lot of vlogger friends after a long time. But I got reaaally busy with work, rushing lots of things. This is how this backlog came to be. 

But before I narrate the whoooole beginning of my backlog, here we are at Ra and Gowoori's grand launch! They rented out TriNoma's 4th floor activity area (near the cinema) for this event. Just to clarify, this launch is to launch the brand's arrival in the Philippines, but it will not have a shop at TriNoma's 4th floor.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The First Crate Conversations (February 28, 2018)

Joanna Ongpin Duarte Speaks At Crate And Barrel With Host
Joanna Ongpin Duarte Speaks at Crate Conversations at Crate and Barrel 

The first Crate Conversations! Joanna Ongpin Duarte shares her knowledge on the real estate industry as well as her various learnings from life and from being a mother. 

I read recently at a magazine that architecture is what makes the shell of a place, but it is interior design that gives it its soul. As a business that works to give soul to tons of homes and offices, Crate and Barrel has been working towards giving hope and the means to provide more meaningful lives to various charities. This is why they started their Crate Gives Back series. Of course, we all need to learn from different people to nourish our souls, eh? This is why Crate Gives Back is often accompanied with Crate Conversations, where they collaborate with the who's who in the upper echelons for value adding life talks. As for customers, on Crate Gives Back days, you can enjoy 20% off on originally priced items.  

This first one was at Crate and Barrel SM AURA last February 28, 2018. I know, I'm so sorry, this is part of Mari's great 2017-2018 backlog crisis, and I know that my backlog crisis already needs its Wikipedia.  

Monday, May 07, 2018

Beauty News: #HeadOnHairStrong with Cream Silk Hair Fall Defense

Let’s face it, ladies: as much as we’d like to admit otherwise, we’ve all experienced that feeling of panic as we stare at our hairbrushes and see all the strands that used to be on our heads. Every day, our locks are subject to numerous elements that lead to hair fall. The heat of the sun, pollution, and even washing and styling play a big role in making our tresses more prone to breaking and falling.

With the many challenges that women already face every day, hair fall should not be one of them. With Cream Silk Hair Fall Defense,hair can be kept strong to help prevent hairfall* due to breakage. Now formulated with Break-Shield Complex, it is specially designed to make weak and brittle hair more resilient from root to tip. Based on lab tests that showed less breakage, it transforms hair to become softer and stronger, resulting in up to 98% less hair fall* from the first wash.

As a brand that champions the empowerment of women to transform into their best selves, Cream Silk has launched the #HeadOnHairStrong Power Class Series. In partnership with fitness personalities Bubbles Paraiso from Beyond Yoga, Kayleen Ortiz from PoleCats Manila, Lexi Gancayco from Ride Revolution, Jam Munasque from Electric Studio, and Dani Cornejo from Plana Forma, they will open their respective studio doors to anybody who is up for an extra challenge with Cream Silk. Have you ever wanted to try spinning?

In need of a relaxing yet strengthening yoga session? This is the perfect chance to make your body (and hair) extra strong. All you have to do is sign up to your preferred studio and wait for a confirmation!

Cream Silk wants your hair to be as strong as you are, as you take on any challenge #HeadOnHairStrong with Cream Silk Hair Fall Defense.

Visit for more details. Sign up sheets right HERE!

Cream Silk Hair Fall Defense with Break-Shield Complex is available for Php96.90 SRP for 180mL and Php 197.50 for 350mL, in all leading supermarkets, drugstores and department stores nationwide. 

*refers to hair fall due to breakage vs non-conditioning shampoo

Monday, April 30, 2018

Cream Silk Fresh Hydration Conditioner Review

Cream Silk Fresh Hydration Conditioner Review Flatlay
Cream Silk Fresh Hydration Conditioner 
What?! This is just my second review of the year?! Yes, even I am so sad!!! I have been so busy with work as of late, that even if I wanted to, I just couldn't keep blogging activities at usual pace (that of course includes reviews). I'm actually still working double time on my flatlay backlog, so I'm really sorry for the inactivity in the past few months. I really feel so bad about it! 

In dealing with all these backlogs, for the past month, or even longer, I have been spending long hours in my hot work room writing, shooting, and editing. I do have an AC unit in my work room, but given that it's soooo hot 24/7, it's just not possible to open the AC for all the times it's hot. Our electricity bill would skyrocket if I tuned it on all the time! In short, I think it's safe to say that after 3 weeks of using Cream Silk's Fresh Hydration conditioner in such conditions, it's safe enough to give a verdict now. 

Of course, off the bat, this is an exciting addition to the family for Elisse and McLisse fans alike. Though this is a limited edition item, this is promising because this is Elisse Joson's first hair endorsement as far as I know, and for your first endorsement to be Cream Silk, it sure does feel good. For die hard fans, and for mortals like me enthralled by her goddess like beauty, this is hopefully a good sign that we'll be seeing more of her in Cream Silk product stickers and tubes once the limited edition run of this conditioner is up.