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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Life News: New OPPO F3 Ushers Next Wave of Stunning Groufies

Global electronics brand OPPO is driving the next wave of the groufie revolution with the launch of its latest dual selfie camera phone, the OPPO F3. For only P16,990, the newest member of the F3 Series family will go on sale starting May 13 in the Philippines as well as in India, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Indonesia.

“We at OPPO always strive to reinvent the mobile experience, and the release of the F3 reflects our relentless passion for even better smartphone photography,” OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng said. “Through our continued innovation, we hope to cement our brand’s position as the leading camera phone in the industry.”

OPPO’s recent focus on creating the perfect groufie follows a growing trend in groufies especially among younger users on social media: “Filipinos are known for our strong relationships with family and friends,” Cheng explained. “With a phone like the F3, it becomes easier for us to turn even ordinary events into special moments with the people we love best.”

Perfect Groufies Anytime, Anywhere
Like its predecessor the F3 Plus, the OPPO F3 is designed with a 16-megapixel selfie-focused main camera paired with a sub-camera capable of capturing groufies through a larger field of view. This wide-angle camera also inherits the earlier model’s distortion-minimizing features to prevent image warping, while OPPO’s Beautify 4.0 photo editing software ensures a fresh look with every snap.

Farewell to the Selfie Stick
Fitting an entire gang inside a single shot will no longer be a struggle, and travel selfies won’t have to crop out the background and look like they were done in the backyard.

With twice the size of a selfie camera’s field of view, the secondary camera can easily include either a large group inside the picture frame or the background during a memorable trip—all without a selfie stick. This helps reduce the number of accessories needed for groufies and travel selfies.

Superb Inside and Out
For added sleekness without compromising gripping comfort, the OPPO F3 is crafted using exclusive U-rail spray technology that allows the body frame width to go as thin as 2.0 millimeters—27 percent slimmer than the F1s. The aluminum body has also undergone 220 fine zirconium sandblasting treatments to achieve its polished, delicate look that appears natural.

The screen is built with 5.5-inch 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with pre-applied protective coating for unmatched durability and scratch-resistance. FHD in-cell technology further gives the phone display crystal-clear visibility and vividness despite the glare of the sun on the glass surface.

To fulfill the user’s need for speed, the OPPO F3’s home-button fingerprint reader provides lightning-fast touch access in just 2.0 seconds—the fastest in the market.

Backing the OPPO F3’s advanced features is an octo-core processor supported by 4GB of RAM and a 64GB ROM. A triple-slot tray also accommodates two Nano 4G SIM cards and one micro SD card to expand memory up to 128GB.

Even the rear camera offers high-quality performance. Powered by PDAF technology, the back camera is capable of fast focusing speeds to capture precious moments without causing any blurring.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Beauty News: Shiseido The Collagen Is Here!

SHISEIDO The Collagen is finally here! And Anne Curtis is the super beautiful and glowing face of Shiseido The Collagen. 

Shiseido The Collagen features a unique proprietary formula of the most powerful berries, vitamins and ingredients to bring out your most beautiful self, with the key ingredients being Lingonberry and Indian Gooseberry. 

What can lingonberry do for your skin? 
Lingonberries contains plant chemical called polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. This helps neutralize the effects of the sun’s radiation, reduces redness and skin sensitivity, promotes tissue regeneration, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Lingonberry seed oil extract has demonstrably beneficial properties that promote healthy, moist, glowing skin.

AMLA, Indian gooseberry is particularly known for its good effects on hair and skin. Here are a few benefits of Indian gooseberry: 
1. Lightens the Complexion - through vitamin C and antioxidants
2. Anti-ageing Effects 
3. Exfoliating and Cleansing Agent 
4. Reduces Pigmentation - Amla is also known for reducing pigmentation.
5. Skin Brightener - Indian gooseberry has special brightening effect on the skin. 
6. Treats Acne and Pimples -Indian gooseberry is an excellent anti-oxidant and blood purifier, so it fights off the micro-organisms under the skin, which causes most of the breakouts by infecting the skin. 
7. Skin Toner and Tightener - Reduction in the skin collagen causes the skin to lose softness and firmness. Vitamin C increases the production of collagen cells in the skin; hence, it restores the soft and firm skin and prevents sagging. 
8. Repairs Damaged Tissues - Due to the profusion of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants, Indian gooseberry has healing properties. So, it heals the damaged tissues quickly and assists in getting rid of dead, dry and scaly skin. 

Shiseido The Collagen also includes other beauty supporting ingredients:
  • Low molecular weight fish collagen 
  • Vitamin C 
  • Hyaluronic acid 
  • Vitamin B2 
  • Ceramide 
  • Vitamin B6 
  • GABA 
  • Vitamin E 
  • Ornithine 
  • Royal jelly 
  • Moisture peptide 
For those who want to know the pricing and availability, you can find Shiseido The Collagen at Mercury Drugstores and soon at Watsons (nationwide). The prices are as follows: 
The Collagen Drink (50mL)- Php229.50/bottle
Collagen EX Drink (50mL)- Php254.50/bottle
The Collagen Powder (126g)- Php2,499.50/pouch
The Collagen Tablet (126 Tabs)- Php3,499.50/bottle
Collagen EX Tablet (126 Tabs)- Php6,799.50/bottle

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Cream Silk, the country’s leader in hair care, unveils its biggest, and most beautiful transformation yet with the launch of its new range of Customized Solutions. Introducing its new formulation and look, the country’s local jewel believes that with specialized variants that cater to Modern Filipinas’ hair needs, everyone can have the #PowerToTransform.

With more than 30 years of hair care expertise, Cream Silk has developed its most effective formulation yet, keeping in mind the most common hair problems of Filipinas. Now better than ever, the all-new range has Advanced Hair Reborn Technology that repairs, strengthens, and replenishes hair from inside out. It also contains nutrients that are essential to improve hair elasticity, moisture retention, and flexibility. With this breakthrough formulation, Cream Silk is able to detect even the smallest imperfections of one’s hair and caters to areas it is needed the most.

Perfect for every Filipina hair type, the new Cream Silk range consists of seven (7) customized solutions, each with a specialized formulation to improve and transform any hair to beyond beautiful. These are Standout Straight, Hair Fall Defense, Damage Control, Stunning Shine, Dry Rescue, Dandruff-free, and its newest variant: Color Protect.

Along with its reformulation, Cream Silk’s transformation also translated its new look as they now feature Cream Silk endorsers on the packs to further communicate the persona of the new Modern Filipina. These are Heart Evangelista (Pink), Coleen Garcia (Green), Nadine Lustre (Blue), Pia Wurtzbach (Gold), Yassi Pressman (Orange), Julie Anne San Jose (Violet), and Rachelle Ann Go (Red). With their own stories of transformation, these celebrities serve to epitomize the Cream Silk woman, and to empower other Filipinas to believe that they, too, can become the best they can be.

Through this grand relaunch, Cream Silk remains committed to being a champion for the empowerment of every Modern Filipina. “With the launch of Cream Silk’s All-New Customized Solutions, we want to give Modern Filipinas the power to transform their hair by providing them a full range of conditioners formulated for any hair type. Cream Silk believes that having control over their hair enables every Modern Filipina to have the #PowerToTransform”, said Dorothy Dee-Ching, Unilever’s Marketing Director for Hair Care.

With its all new range of Customized Solutions, Cream Silk aims to inspire women to embark on their own journeys of transformation, starting with beyond beautiful hair.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Beauty News: Intense Color meets Intense Matte with Maybelline Color Jolt

Manila, 2017 – Don’t let the season’s drizzle dampen your look. Up your mood and intensify your look with the latest lip collection from Maybelline New York Lip Studio: Color Jolt Matte! The world’s no. 1 makeup brand shows how a jolt of color in your favorite matte finish can make a world of difference for a fiercer you.

Packed with 3x more pigments, Color Jolt Matte allows you to get intense lip color in just a New York minute. With its flocked tip, achieve precise application perfect even for the on-the-go Filipina. 

Apply a jolt of color on your lips in two ways:

Discover lip artistry with Color Jolt Matte and create your own lipstick statement to flaunt this season!
Time to jolt your lip with eight (8) intense shades to choose from: Don’t Pink With Me, Bittersweet Mandarin, Baby Mauve, Show Off Nude, You Red-Me, Vamp Red, Vanity Violet and Flaunting My Pink.

Grab your Color Jolt Matte Lipsticks from Lazada and at Maybelline counters nationwide for only P299. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

My #AltheaTurns2 Mega Haul

A happy, happy 2nd birthday to Althea!!! (click on that link for Php200 off your first purchase!)

Before Althea, buying K-Beauty items was such a risk. Remember those days when we'd have to order stuff online and it'd take soooo long to arrive only for us to be taxed all sorts of stuff at the post office? Or when we would be so nervous that the items might be fake? Remember all those fears? 

I am so happy that for most Southeast Asians, such thoughts already seem so far, far away, even if Althea has just been around for 2 years. It just goes to show that Althea really is a great place to shop at. I don't need to lie or whatever, because it really is just a great place to shop at. No customs duties, no overpricing, no fake items. Efficient delivery times. I have bought so many things from Althea simply because its operations management is so effective that I never have a headache when I shop with them. 

As such, I definitely had to join in their 2nd birthday party!!! I would say I got myself quite a haul as I have placed a lot of items on my Wishlist as of late hahaha.