SM Style Series x L’Officiel: #LoveYourSummerStyle

The last installment of #SMStyleSeries is the one to beat, as it featured the one and only super stylist to the stars and L’Officiel’s Editor-in-Chief, Pam Quinones. I worked with Pam during one of her first shoots for Chalk waaaaay back when I was just starting out as a model and I have to say, she was just as stylish back then as she is now. Her sense of fashion is incredible, and just being around her made me feel cool by association haha. It was definitely great seeing her again and felt awesome to be around super creative people.

I had the best time. It was a fun-filled afternoon of fashion, styling and believe it or not, a live shoot with amazing lens woman Shaira Luna. To all aspiring fashion stylists, well, this the event you need to go to (it’s free). Lets watch out for the next batch of #SMStyleSeries, which I am pretty sure will be happening soon! ❤

 

 

VIVO levels up the ‘selfie game’ with the new V5s

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, selfies are now very much a part of our everyday lives. As a model, television host and lifestyle blogger, I use it quite often (especially when I’m having a good hair day) and do my part to share my photo on my social media accounts for the world to see. I usually get a good amount of likes, which to be honest, feels good (it feels nice to be validated that my brows were indeed on fleek that day). And so I’ve made it a point to find the phone that delivers THE BEST selfies.

I’ve tried quite a few brands and well, the search may finally be over for me because I’ve come across the Vivo V5s, the newest member of the ‘perfect selfie’ V5 line. I’ve used the Vivo V5 Plus so you can say I am familiar with its features. And nope, they weren’t kidding about their tagline, this entire line definitely takes the “selfie game” to greater heights.

In a big reveal at SM North Edsa last May 19, Vivo launched the V5s as the newest perfect selfie phone that caters to the arising needs of millennials, working professionals, and people from all walks of life (because YES, there are people like me who take their selfie seriously). With a 20-megapixel front camera with f2.0 aperture, the V5s gives you crystal clear, high-resolution selfies, wherein all the details are astonishingly visible. Its 13-megapixel rear camera with f2.2 aperture and an ultra-high-definition mode also renders stunning ultra HD images of up to 52 megapixels. This phone’s camera is truly remarkable.

True to its promise of producing clear and complete images that tell vivid stories, the V5s also brandishes the newest and exciting group selfie technology, which allows landscape-panning effects in ‘groufies’ or group shots. I love that this new feature allows up-close panoramic landscape panning effects in capturing a group without squeezing in or missing anyone. It also supports both portrait and landscape orientations so that no one is left behind in barkada shots.

The V5s also features a selfie softlight technology that creates lighting effects similar to those in a professional photography studio, with an enhanced night mode for clearer and more fabulous selfies taken at night or even in poor lighting conditions. The V5s also includes a beauty mode 6.0 feature, which works like a skincare tool that automatically detects your gender and applies beauty touches accordingly.

The Vivo V5s is equipped with 5G-ready capacity for a more stable Internet connection—an upgrade from the 4G capacity of previous V5 units and other phones in the same price range. For its storage, the V5s also has a bigger capacity of 4GB RAM, perfect for games and applications, and a 64GB ROM—expandable up to 256 GB—that can store up to 302 films, 20000 songs or 26,000 pictures, and other documents.

Still another new feature of the V5s is the App Clone, which allows users to log on to two different accounts using the same social media app, thus separating one’s professional and personal lives. The said feature currently supports important chat apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, BBM, Zalo, and Viber.

The V5s shares the elegant and sleek design of the V5 series, with slimmer bezels and a large 5.5 inch display in 2.5D corning gorilla glass that gives impressive video-viewing effects. Vivo designers also gave the V5s an amazing new look with finer details, as the U-shaped cover lines make the back cover look even more premium and high-end.

Other notable features include a smart split 2.0 that enables the V5s to keep two tasks on screen at the same time, an eye protection mode that filters out all the blue light and makes the screen light softer, and a 0.2 fingerprint unlocking.

For inquiries about Vivo V5s, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph, or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

 

 

Ban calluses and rough skin for good with Footlogix

This isn’t something I readily admit to, because to be honest, it is embarrassing. But I thought I might as well share it here because it might benefit someone who is going through the same thing. Okay, here it is: I’ve struggled with rough, callused feet for years. And I’ve tried everything (literally EVERYTHING) to get nice, smooth skin again but nothing has worked. I get foot spas regularly, which help, but only temporarily. Because in time my skin actually gets thicker and my calluses get worse. And even after I’ve just done a foot spa, my skin never really feels baby soft. Like my skin still snags on my sheets when I’m in bed, which is so annoying and gross at the same time. Haha I still can’t believe I am sharing these things with you. I’ve never told anyone these things, and have silently struggled with it for years!

The reason why I am oversharing is because I have finally discovered a solution and it super works. Like I can confidently put my stamp of approval and tell you if you try it today, you will get super soft, smooth feet again. It is called Footlogix Pediceuticals, and it is a revolutionary foot-care line formulated to provide super effective, transformational care for a variety of skin conditions affecting the feet. For everything foot-related from simple dryness to more severe conditions resulting from Diabetes, Footlogix has a solution for it. The best part: the entire line is free of synthetic oils, which actually enables the mousse to penetrate the outer layers of the skin instantly, leaving no greasy residue.

So I got to try the Footlogix line at Kallista Nail Pamper Lounge at S Maison in Conrad Manila (Mall of Asia Complex) and wow, in one session I have become a fan and a believer of the brand because IT REALLY WORKS. My feet have never felt softer and all traces of rough skin or calluses are gone. It is super effective, and I really want everyone to try it because you wont ever struggle with this problem again.

Okay, so let me share with you what Footlogix products were used for my foot spa at Kallista. I’m posting the videos I took from IG Stories that day, so you’ll see how relaxing and effective it was. It really is a must-try, especially after a long, tiring day.

The foot spa was done in five easy steps! I super enjoyed it, and it was the most relaxing thing I did the entire week. I will surely come back for more and make it a bi-monthly habit.

I did the foot bath first, which was composed of warm water and Footlogix Foot Soak. It was super relaxing and had a nice, minty feeling to it. This melted away the tiredness from my feet.
These products are like gold–they super work and keep your feet nice and soft.

So, of course, I had to show a BEFORE photo. This is what I mean by thick, rough skin that grows over time even after getting regular foot spas. It never goes away, and it only gets thicker in time. This is what Footlogix can erase as it can bring back your soft skin!

This is the second step: EXFOLIATION. Footlogix Exfoliating Seaweed Scrub was used to gently remove dead skin, which felt so good. The beads were not at all abrasive, as it was made with organic, micro algae and blended with essential oils.

Then, for step three, Footlogix Callus Softener was applied on my feet. It wasn’t much–a few sprays was all it took to soften the rough patches. This is guaranteed safe for diabetics as it is non aggressive.

After, the special Footlogix Exfoliating Foot File was used to remove all the calluses and thick skin. This file is made with high-quality stainless steel and has a multi-dimensional grit that will not shred skin. This really works!

For the next step, my feet were treated to Footlogix Very Dry Skin Formula to rehydrate my skin and bring it back to life. This also ensure no more rough skin or calluses form after.

Lastly, we got to my favorite step: that wonderful foot massage that I super needed! Footlogix Massage Formula was used on me. This felt sooooo good!

After the foot spa, I was one happy customer. My feet is nice and soft again! I am absolutely happy to have discovered Footlogix and will continue to spread the word until everyone gets to try it. ❤

Thank you, FOOTLOGIX and Kallista Nail Pamper Lounge for this amazing experience. Ill be sure to be back soon. ❤

Georgina Sasha BAEsic Halter Swimwear

I am super thrilled about this collaboration with online clothing site: GEORGINA SASHA. We recently did a shoot to feature her new BAEsic Halter swimsuits (available in Rose Quartz and Serenity) and I love how it came out. ❤ You can order these on the site (its http://www.georginasasha.com) and even have them customized (you can add text, an emoji or your signature on any part of the swimsuit). These are super fun, and so flattering. They are definitely a must-have this summer!

H&M is now open in Vista Mall, Sta Rosa

For those of you who live in the South (like Sta. Rosa area), good news: H&M is now open in Vista Mall! I checked out the opening a week ago and had the best time shopping (as usual). I found easy, breezy basics and some amazing trendy pieces to add to my closet and got them at a super good deal (store openings ALWAYS have great deals). Welcome to the neighborhood, H&M!!! ❤

 

 

Bringing back the ’90s with MYOH

This year’s Make Your Own Havaianas (MYOH) event was a throwback to the ’90s, and of course, the Baby Barangay just had to be there. We had the absolute best time, as we time-travelled to a decade when koosh balls, Archie comics, cassette tapes, glow-in-the-dark everything and Nintendo were all the rage. It was surreal to hear N’Sync, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera hits while choosing our most ’90s-inspired Havaianas flip-flops for ourselves and our kiddos. We never felt so young and old at the same time lol!

MYOH is now on its 12th year and I have to say, each year it only gets bigger and better. The event is actually now longer, and spread out all across the Philippines, which makes it super accessible to anyone who wants a new customized pair. The fun part is in mixing and matching straps and soles, as well as adding special pins to create the perfect pair that’s uniquely yours. I love that the kids can now customize their own flip-flops as well. It is so much fun to watch them choose from the different colors, straps and pins. Plus, they end up wearing their Havaianas all the time, because it is their very own special pair!

This year, Havaianas offered rad glow-in-the-dark straps and pins, selected Top colors in kids’ sizes, nostalgic ‘90s icons as pins, and 3D pins that can be ready-made or customized with your initials! Talk about taking customization to a whole new level! Oh, and this year’s commemorative pair is a classic black-straps-on-black-sole combo with colorful pixels as the print, inspired by eight-bit video games during the ‘90s, which comes with a cool drawstring bag with a matching print. Scroll down to see our photos from the MYOH event at Alabang Town Center. ❤