Samsung Galaxy S3 Available in June 2012 for PhP32,990!

Samsung Galaxy S III-the most anticipated Samsung phone inspired by nature, designed for human will be available in the Philippines starting June 2012 for PHP32,990!

Samsung Galaxy S3 PhP32,990

Last May 28, I attended the launching of Samsung Galaxy S III in NBC Tent, The Fort. It was well attended by a handful of bloggers, notable personalities, dealers and the top cellular network providers in the country. 

Dove 2-Step Treatment + Dove Products I Love

I have so many Dove products in my bathroom that I can be mistaken as an endorser of the brand. How I wish! lol 

Let me start with Dove 2-Step Treatment. I was hesitant to use it at first for fear that it will make my scalp oily but since I have been changing hair color every two to three months, I decided to open the tubes to pamper my hair. 

Dove Step 1: Helps Replenish Protein 15ml

It's one decision that my hair will have to thank me forever ; p Using it made my hair feels so soft to touch, manageable and easy to style. Most importantly, it didn't make my scalp oily.

Chung Mi Rae Korean Delicacies in Timog, Quezon City

May 19, 2012

Chung Mi Rae
Unit #6 24K Mansion
Timog Ave. cor. Scout Tuazon,
Quezon City

The day we arrived from Taiwan, DH and I realized how much we miss Korean BBQ. We remembered the waitress in Yawori who has told us that there were several Korean restaurants around the area so we went around Timog Ave. and found a hole-in-the-wall Korean restaurant- Chung Mi Rae.

 Anshim (grilled tenderloin) PhP1200

When you get past the stench and settled in your seat, you will discover that Chung Mi Rae serves delectable Korean BBQ. 

We only ordered Anshim, pretty pricey but well worth every peso. An order of grilled tenderloin comes with slices of onions and potaoes, garlic and enoki mushroom. 

AcneCare Lactoferrin Anti-Acne Complex

Commercial muna before I start my Taiwan Travel posts!

AcneCare was sent to me by Vida Nutriscience, Inc. I don't have acne but I just want to share with you the benefits of Lactoferrin, the main ingredient of AcneCare. 

AcneCare Lactoferrin Anti-Acne Complex 30 capsules/bottle PhP 885

What are the benefits of Lactoferrin:

  • Marked reduction on skin redness 
  • Reduction in blemishes by 29% (week 2); 74% (week 12)
  • Less oiliness
  • Whitening of the skin

AcneCare is based on milk's many bioactive components with specific physiological effects to support the reduction of blemishes and redness associated with a bad complexion. The most essential mechanisms are the anti-microbial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help promote a healthy complexion from the inside.

Sounds promising, huh? It is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women though and please consult your physician before using this product.

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Behave Yourself

My collection of pink lipsticks is now growing with the addition of MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Behave Yourself! 

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Behave Yourself NT$600 (PhP900)

I bought it in Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, Taipei for only NT$600. I bought two MAC lipsticks that day! The other one is MAC Amplified Cream Lipstick in Morange. Morange is the reason why I went to MAC in the first place. I would discuss about it in another post ; p 

After getting Morange, I spotted a tester of MAC Amplified Cream Lipstick in Chatterbox but it was already sold out... whoa! It will be on my wish list and I plan to get it one day ; p  I was floored when this color was shown to me by the MUA/SA. I really like the glossy finish plus I don't even need to apply lip balm prior to lipstick application. 

Halo Halo Cake at UCC One Rockwell

May 11, 2012

West Tower, One Rockwell
Rockwell Drive

Jin invited DH and I to try out UCC newest cake creations. I know it will be crazy to turn down such an invite but I have a problem, the event date would fall on our wedding anniversary.  A dilemma that didn't last long because as I continued to read her invite, the second paragraph said that she will be presenting... The Halo Halo Cake!

UCC Halo Halo cake PhP250

Yes, she got me at Halo Halo because I have been deprived of dessert for some time. With all the binge eating I have been doing, I can't eat desserts anymore lest I want to balloon up to 200 pounds at the end of the year. Anyway, Jin also promised that we will experience a bongga night ; p

The Halo Halo came in at the latter part of the meal but I was able to taste the creamy leche flan sandwiched in between layers of soft ube chiffon. Cream, caramelized banana, langka and macapuno made up the rest of the filling. Of course, as with any other halo halo, it was topped with cornflakes and nangkasuy ice cream on the side. Surprisingly, it was not too sweet at all, making it a perfect substitute of the usual halo halo that we were used to.

Have You Met Johnny Sarangani-The Talking Bisayang Bangus?

Have you seen Johnny Sarangani video making the rounds online lately? If not, you are in luck because I have a copy of the hilarious video!

watch Johnny Sarangani

Johnny Sarangani-The Talking Bisayang Bangus was trapped inside an overcrowded fishpond. Johnny Sarangani was used to the clean waters of Sarangani Bay and wanted to escape. He found an accomplice-the lady reporter. The video ends with the talking bisayang bangus saying "Sarangani Bay Here I come!"

Swish Breath Spray & Swish Mouthwash

Commercial break!

Breath Sprays are not new in the market at all. What makes Swish Breath Spray different? It's alcohol-free and sugar-free!

Swish Breath Spray 10ml PhP105

While Swish Breath Spray in Arctic Chill has a stronger flavor, I personally like the taste of Swish Breath Spray in Peppermint Fresh. It tastes just like peppermint gum. Both instantly freshen my breath in just 10 seconds!

It is small and handy so I can bring it with me anytime, anywhere!

Birthday Lunch at Torch!

May 2, 2012

Home Studio Building
63 Connecticut St., 
Greenhills, San Juan City

Don't be confused! I know I wrote about celebrating my birthday in Sariwon, Bonifacio High Street Central. What I didn't tell you is that I had lunch that day with my neighbor and fellow blogger Rowena in Torch.

 salpicao tenders PhP219.95

The restaurant is located along Connecticut St. You will not miss it because it is housed within the huge Home Studio Building. Be sure to be there early as parking slots are limited. 

Anyway, with only PhP1000 gift certificate on hand, we decided to just share whatever we order. I am a rice person so ordering a rice topping is a must. 

Salpicao Tenders is only served between 7:00 am to 10:30 am with complimentary bottomless House Blend Coffee. Since our visit was for blogging purposes, we were allowed to order a plate of sauteed US Angus beef tenderloin cubes with egg and garlic rice. Our verdict: Very Satisfactory. The beef was tender, almost melt in your mouth kind. No coffee was served.

Ipanema Urban Jungle Show in Bonifacio High Street

May 8, 2012

Ipanema Urban Jungle Runway Show
Bonifacio High Street Activity Center

I can still feel the Jungle Fever! Wild, exotic, fun & captivating! These are the words I chose to describe Ipanema Fashion Show held last May 8 in Bonifacio High Street Activity Center. 

 welcome to the jungle

The show dubbed as Urban Jungle Runway commemorates the newest store of Bambu located in Bonifacio High Street and the launching of Ipanema's newest flip-flop styles. 

Sofitel Manila- A Five Star Luxury Hotel Unveiled Its New Website!

March 24, 2012

CCP Complex
Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, a 5-star luxury hotel in the Philippines recently launched its official

Along with the launch, Sofitel Philippine Plaza gave the bloggers who attended a quick tour of Le Spa, So Fit, Club Millesime and the pretty impressive 576 sqm Imperial Residence.  

Read after the break for my own version of a virtual tour....

Free Drink Upsize from Gluteany!

May 5, 2012

Gluteany It's okay to give in
172-E D. Tuazon St.,
Quezon City

Just a quick post! I just arrived early this morning in Taiwan. I can't wait to try out all the milk teas that's available here. 

Wintermelon PhP80; Special Milk Tea PhP80

In the meantime, why not try out this new tea place I have discovered in D. Tuazon, Quezon City called Gluteany. 

DH ordered Wintermelon with extra glass jelly (add PhP15). Their Wintermelon is with rock salt but since DH doesn't want rock salt on top of his Wintermelon, it was replaced by grass jelly instead. 

On the other hand, I ordered Special Milk Tea which uses brown sugar with extra pudding (additional PhP15). It tastes much like Serenitea's Okinawa Milk Tea.

To know more about the promo, read after the break...

Champion Fashion Show with Randy Ortiz

Champion Infinity detergent bar is put to test and no less than Randy Ortiz's Spring/Summer collection is on the line!

 5 models in Randy Ortiz Spring/Summer collection & Champion Infinity 

What: The Champion Fashion Show Walk Away from Stains
When: March 18, 2012
Where: Super 8 Supermarket Visayas Avenue, Quezon City

Mother's Day Promo: Say it sweeter with Toblerone

How often do you say-"I love you" to your mom? I seldom do but that does not mean I don't love her. I do. It's just that we were not used to saying it even as a child. I know a lot of you feel the same way. 

Say it sweeter with Toblerone this Mother's Day!

But just recently, things have changed. I was able to send her a text message saying those three words. At first, I felt it was so cheesy but after texting it, I felt good. Now, I promise myself to show her my affection by saying "I love you" more often not just through text but also in person.

I did it so can you. Find out how after the break...

Anne Curtis gives more with Greenwich Spaghetti Supreme

May 2, 2012

Greenwich Gimme More! Show
SM Megatrade Conference Center
Function Room B
5th Level, Mega B, SM Megamall

I know it's my birthday but that didn't stop me from attending the launch of Greenwich Spaghetti Supreme! 

 Solenn, Anne & Kelly with DJ Chico Garcia

Three of today's most beautiful celebrities were tapped as the newest endorsers of Greenwich Spaghetti Supreme. They are Solenn Heussaff, Kelly Misa and Anne Curtis. 

Masatami Shave Ice in Robinsons Galleria

April 29, 2012

Masatami Shave Ice
in front of Supermarket
Robinsons Galleria

When I received several gift certificates from Masatami Shave Ice, I was delighted because I like eating flavored shave ice. I came to know about shave ice when I visited Taipei a couple of years back. 

my sister waiting for her Masatami Shave Ice

I was given two kinds of gift certificates-Rainbow Hawaiian Shave Ice-The Works and Flavored Shave Ice.

The Works includes snow cap (condense milk), azuki beans and vanilla ice cream while the Flavored Shave Ice has azuki beans, pearls and nata de coco.

I am in love with pureDKNY-a drop of Verbena

On my birthday, I received a wonderful gift from my friends at Aramis and Designer Fragrances (ADF), its pureDKNY-a drop of verbena. 

pureDKNY-verbena 50ml eau de parfum spray PhP3500

Verbena-Basil is a delicate herb when used as a fragrance gives off a hybrid scent-citrusy and lemon-like quality. 

My Sariwon Korean Barbecue Birthday Celebration!

May 2, 2012

Sariwon Korean Barbecue Since 1938
7th Avenue corner 29th Street,
Bonifacio High Street Central,
Taguig City

Ever since we came back from South Korea last January, DH and I has always been on a look out for new Korean restaurants in the metro. Days before my birthday, I got an email from no less than the owner herself asking if I wanted to try a newly opened Korean restaurant in Bonifacio High Street Central. Boy, I am glad I said yes!

Cheers to long life and good health! 
House Blend Iced Tea PhP80

We usually celebrate my birthday in a fine dining restaurant but for the love of Korean food, we tried Sariwon for a change. As it turned out, we were very full and satisfied at the end of our meal.

Read all about our experience after the break...

MrsMartinez's Birthday Blowout Giveaway Year 2!

It's my birthday! You know what that means---> It is time for my Birthday Blowout Giveaway Year 2!

Thanks DKNY for the cake!

Are you as excited as I am? Read after the break to view the prizes and the mechanics...