The long wait will finally be over tomorrow as Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa welcomes you once again tomorrow, October 17, 2017, for another real pampering treat at the celebration of the National Pampering Day.
Relieve your stress and make sure to drop by at any Nailaholics branch nearest you from 10 AM to 1 PM to get a free pampering service of your choice. You may choose to get a soothing manicure, relaxing foot massage or a calming foot spa.
And best of all, by simply participating in this year’s National Pampering Day, you will be able to support the cause of your chosen organization. You can extend your help in the rehabilitation of Marawi City by supporting World Vision, help protect our country’s rich but threatened marine and coastal resources when you support Save Philippine Seas or support The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in preventing animal cruelty.
“With all the preparations we’ve made, we are very excited to welcome everyone tomorrow and make them feel that they deserve real pampering” said Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa.
This is a once a year treat only from the number one pampering destination in the Philippines – Nailaholics. See you all tomorrow and Happy National Pampering Day!
Tsubaki oil comes from the seeds of the Camellia Oliefera plant or tree that grows in the high mountains of Asia and Japan. It is rich in oleic acid and vitamins A, B, D and E as well as nourishing Omega 3, 6 and 9 and has been widely used by Geishas in Japan over the years for great looking skin and hair.
Knowing how amazing Tsubaki Oil, I got so excited when my favorite hair and skin care brand Hairfood Co. launched Tsubaki Oil among their line of essential oils perfect for the Asian beauties.
Here are 5 reasons why I super love it!
Non Greasy Feel! The molecular weight of the oil is an almost identical match for skin that I absolutely love it when I apply it on my face as it does not leave me feeling greasy nor does it feel heavy after application. It is full of essential fatty acids and lipids that are similar to those that you find in your skin so definitely it is perfect. It absorbs into the skin just about as fast as water making it great for all Skin Types so whether your skin is Normal, Oily, Combination, Dry, or Sensitive, you won’t go wrong with Tsubaki Oil. Use it also for stretch marks, and lines too. It gets right down into your elastin and collagen of your skin and helps to keep your skin looking healthy. Simply massage 3 to 4 drops on the area.
Hair Care – Just like the top layers of the skin, the hair is made up of similar protein, keratin. So therefore Tsubaki Oil is perfect for the hair because its lipid structure is recognized by the hair. Put on Tsubaki Oil on hair after wash preferably from the middle down to the ends and leave it on. OR you may want to massage it into your scalp and hair and leave it on for half an hour and then rinse it off.
Makeup Remover – another thing I love with my Tsubaki Oil is it makes removing my makeup super easy especially my eye makeup (talk about eyeliner!). Simply apply a small amount of oil and use a cotton to remove the makeup! Seriously easy plus it does not irritate
Great for Body Care – Tsubaki Oil is a nutrient and antioxidant-rich skin moisturizer and softener and its fatty acids contain powerful agents for retention and enhancement of skin moisture. Since it is fast absorbing, it penetrates deep into the lower layers of skin enhancing natural cell growth. Apply it on damp skin preferably after shower to get the following skin benefits;
Moisturizes, nourishes and softens skin
Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
Repairs stretch marks such as in after pregnancy
Heals minor acne scars
Nails and Cuticle Care – yes! This is how versatile Tsubaki Oil is! For softer, smoother, and healthier nails and cuticles, put in few drops of tsubaki oil on a cotton and wipe to nails and cuticles. Best to do this after shower. This softens dry or brittle nails and rough cuticles, Keeps nails nourished, smooth and shiny, and helps alleviate discomfort from dry skin under.
When it comes to pampering on a national scale, Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa holds the only spot. After introducing the celebration of the National Pampering Day last year, Nailaholics is back at it again this 2017 with an amplified nationwide celebration of relaxation that everyone is looking forward to this October 17.
The National Pampering Day got off to a good start last year where Nailaholics offered free manicure service and a stress relieving hand massage from 10 AM to 12 NN on all their branches nationwide. This year, everyone will be treated to a free service of their choice: a soothing manicure, calming foot spa or a relaxing foot massage.
“We Filipinos are very hardworking in any given aspect of our lives and a nation of energetic and industrious people best deserves real pampering once in a while. This year, as Nailaholics celebrates the 2nd National Pampering Day, we go deeper and dedicate this to everyone and remind them to take it slow, take it easy, zone out and relax for a while.” said Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa.
Pampered at Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa Centrio, Cagayan de Oro City Branch
“With last year’s success of the National Pampering Day, we are back this year with a bigger and much more enjoyable day of pampering. In partnership with the number one salon brand and most beloved nail lacquer brand in the world, O.P.I., National Pampering Day 2017 will accommodate more guests with the extension of pampering time until 1PM. Also, the best thing about this year’s National Pampering Day is that it will be in support to World Vision, The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Save Philippine Seas” added Amaro.
So save the date and get ready to park away any thoughts of work because the only responsibility you have is to loosen up. Wind down and head down to any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa branch on October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) from 10 AM to 1 PM and get yourself a free relaxing manicure, foot spa or foot massage.
Let Nailaholics’ skilled nail technicians take care of you for a little while and walk out of this Hamptons-inspired nail salon feeling refreshed and ready to bring it on again. Grab this once a year treat only at the country’s top destination for relaxation and real pampering.
Nailaholics is an urban destination that offers its customers an escape from the daily grind through its exceptional interiors and exceptional pampering service. It currently has more than 50 branches nationwide, including in Gateway Mall, Eastwood Citywalk, Cash and Carry Makati, Harbor Point Mall Subic, SM Cebu, SM Bacolod, Ayala Centrio Mall CDO, and SM Lanang.
In Cagayan de Oro, You can find Nailaholics on the 4th floor of SM CDO Downtown Premier and 4th floor of Ayala Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro. See you on the 17th!
Me being a fitness buff probably it is a bit right to say that I am super health conscious. I make sure I do my workout at least 4x a week on my lousiest self and 6x a week whenever I am in my best mood to hit the gym, or the road for a run. With me totally utilizing my body’s strength and pushing it to its limit, it is important that I fuel it not just with the right food but also with Vitamins to ensure that my body actually absorbs all the good nutrients I am feeding it with. My friends would ask me if I take anything else to lose or maintain the weight. I say, so far just Vitamin C is what I take as often as I can. Vitamin C is used in the maintenance of bones, muscle, and blood vessels. It also assists in the formation of collagen and helps the body absorb iron and I’m glad United Home has the Ceetab Premium I can count for my vitamin C needs. And also other products I deem necessary to have handy for emergency purposes
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We are all big on self-love and self-care. To some, prowling over fitness gyms in the neighborhood, raiding vegetarian restaurants at the corner of the street, and looting for the most effective herbal supplement over the counter is loving and caring for oneself. For others, self-care and self-love comes through indulgent skincare. Yes, you read it right. Skincare.
Though beauty is only skin deep, how your skin looks can affect your self-esteem. Having that glowing, healthy-looking, supple skin gives you the confidence boost to put out your best foot forward. But, implementing the right skin care regimen can be quite a challenge for some who are clueless as to what will work for them or will not.
“Skincare addresses two concerns: wellness and aesthetics or our sense of of being attractive, that’s why we do have to take care of our skin and not take it for granted,” says Dr.Lalaine Salazar, medical director of the Svelt’i Health and Beauty Center. For the past two years, SvelT’i has become a pillar of promoting health and beauty inside out while preserving a healthy skin and body. And in those two successful years, Svelt’i has helped many individuals turn their simple skincare into a ritual of self-love and self-care.
The doctor shared she would get similar messages, either in Viber or Instagram, from patients sending their before and after photos, telling how happy they are with the huge difference and beautiful improvement on their skin. One satisfied client shared, “I remember how I was so ashamed of my face full of acne but now I gained the confidence to face every day without hiding anything and with a positive attitude.”
Aside from promoting proper skin care regimen, Svelt’i is also committed to aiding people achieve a physically fit body with the help of technology. The centre offers a variety of non-invasive treatments that promote healthy weight loss. “After 10 sessions of I-curve and several of thermogenic, I lost more than 12 lbs and 7cm off my waist line. This enables me to use the clothes that I want and have regained confidence. I now take time ensuring what I wear is nice compared to before where I have no choice but wear bulky clothes” shares one fulfilled client. Since the centre’s launch two years ago, Svelt’i has been taking care of its clients’ needs for body slimming. What’s more fulfilling for the people behind Svelt’i is that each client comes out of the centre feeling better and fresher.
“These are the words that inspire us to give the best services. We are not just promoting beauty and health, we are building the self-confidence of our patients,” shares Dr.Lalaine.
Biting into the “health” and “wellness” craze makes one true to the epigram that says, “love yourself enough, to live a healthy lifestyle.” Taking good care of our body through proper skin care, eating a balanced diet, and sufficient exercise is the key to self-love and self-care we all deserve. And in our never ending journey to finding self-love and self-care, we can count on Svelt’i in achieving overall beauty, inside and out.
You guys know that I am so into strength/weights training because it brought me to this fitness level that I am in today. I never thought that putting in finishing a half marathon for this year in my bucket list could escalate like this that quick. My 21k or half marathon ambition was ticked off my bucket list then it led to another goal in the field of running. I shared about my first 21K trail marathon two months ago and I am not sure if I actually mentioned that the trail is a series composed of 3 legs scheduled 2 months apart each leg (21KM, 42KM, 50KM).
The 42K route
After completing the first leg (21km) last May, me and my team (RunFree CDO) made up our minds already to join the 2nd leg two months after. Having the Full Trail Marathon in mind, twice the hell-ish route we’ve experienced on the first leg, we did our best to prepare for it. We had our regular Sunday long runs taking routes which we thought would help us prepare for what’s to come on the race day, aside from our individual strength training at the gym or short weekdays run. And then! determined as we were to prepare for the marathon. we took our training a bit further by going farther! I meant literally farther from the city. We joined the Siargao International Marathon barely 3 weeks before the 2nd leg of the trail series. I’m actually glad we did because hard and technical as that Siargao route was, that definitely prepared our legs for the uphill climbs and downhill route at the trail.
Team RunFree CDO with Johanns (first placer in the women’s category) and Kenn
So finally, it was trail day! Being the first timer full trail marathoner as I was, I was honestly nervous before the gun. I looked around and realized probably I wasn’t the only one who felt high-strung. I knew these people prepared for this day but you know, nerves can get in the way. At the gun shot, I decided to take it slow, start slow because I know I have a long way to go. Of course keeping in mind the 12-hours cut-off time.
Ready or not, the race had to start!
at my 21st Kilometer…exhausted but we still have 21 more kilometers to finish!
That was definitely a very challenging trail. We started past 4AM so it was still a bit dark. The single-tracked muddy, slippery, and narrow trail path welcomed us as we made our entrance to the forest. I felt my headlamp’s light was not enough to light the path I was walking into. Thankfully I brought with me extra flashlight. I was thankful also to the company of my teammate Neil for staying with me for the most part of that trail. He wasn’t a newbie to trail running as he already ran the full marathon last year.
Check out video below to have a glimpse of what we went through during the trail/race.
There were number of technical downhills which I took very very carefully because downhills are my weakness, due to my right knee injury (self diagnosed 😀 :D). Apart from that, I have fear of heights, so looking from the top the downhill I have to conquer was nerve wracking! The unavoidable boulders and the oxygen draining peaks made the trail extra challenging! The hardest part of the race for me was when my right legs cramped while I was climbing one of the peaks. It was seriously painful but I know I cannot stop and end my race. I had to stretch my legs slowly while also also climbing the peak. Prayed all throughout the race to God for me to just finish it on or before the time. The cramps went away before I reached the peak. Thank God!
We just have to! We’ve been walking/running/climbing/crawling under the heat of the sun!
Each kilometer completed was a relief knowing that I am closer to the finish line each time my runkeeper application would give an update. I’ve endured running and climbing peaks under the heat of the sun and suffered from blisters pain on my last 10 kilometers. Although that was a hard trail, the beautiful view was a relief and a great reward especially the times where I reached the peak and get to see the beautiful scenery from where I was. It made all the effort so worth it! And oh! The cold streams we passed through were lifesavers! We indulged ourselves in dipping into the cold water for few minutes before proceeding.
The last 4 kilometers felt like forever! I was feeling the blisters pain in both feet already that I thought the easiest and fastest way to get it all over with is to run my last 4 kilometers which I did! hahaha! crazy but yes! after 10 hours and 40 minutes I got to the finish line in one piece! The prayer never stopped really. I arrived 6th (women’s cat).
It was a tough trail and I almost resigned to the thought of not going to the last leg! But as expected my teammates are as brave, persistent, and determined! so yes! that won’t be my last hell-ish trail marathon! We are going to finish strong with the Ultra Trail Marathon (50K).
Do you consider researching before making any car purchase? Do you love to compare prices from one car dealer to another? Are you a wise car buyer who thinks things out first or are you rushing your car purchases?
In anything that you do, rushing won’t be of great help most especially when you are about to buy a car. You know that a vehicle is so important and it is like one of the major purchases that you are going to make in life. Hence, you need to think about it first before going to a car dealer. Gaining some knowledge on the vehicle that you love would be a great thing to do. At least, when you visit a car dealer, you are knowledgeable enough on the vehicle that you are going to buy. Also, comparing one car dealer to another will also help you have the baseline price of the vehicle, and it will result that you will somehow save some bucks on your car purchase.
Through all of these, visiting Cars.com can one way or another help you gain some information on that particular vehicle that you want to buy. There are many of available information about cars on this website. You can read good reviews from car owners, and you can watch videos when you want to. Reading some tips and everything about cars is available in Cars.com. So, it’s going to be your choice now!
Kita Kita is not your typical Filipino film where it stars the biggest and brightest stars in the showbiz industry. Though Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez have quite made a name for themselves, typical productions and film producers won’t probably invest on them to star in a big movie because they are not the “superstar material” with thousands or even millions of followers online and offline. We know how it works in the mainstream movie industry. I am glad though that this movie starring Alessandra and Empoy have broken barriers and proved that blockbuster hits does not only come from big stars and parade of supporting actors. A great story line, well-acted scenes and well-delivered lines makes a blockbuster movie.
Kita Kita is simple but it goes right straight to your heart. The plot is pretty simple yet it does not want you to miss a single scene because you will just love every bit of it and it leaves you satisfied at the end. It’s really just a two-actor film but it does not leave the viewer wanting to see more actors to complete the story because Lea (Alessandra) and Tonyo (Empoy) are more than interesting to watch. The pick up lines are right on point sa kilig!
It’s a story of a Filipina (Lea) working in Japan as a tourist guide who suffered temporary blindness due to stress after her break-up with her fiancé. In her ordeal Tonyo her neighbor, reached out to her and served as her eyes and gave a whole new meaning to life. Thus, the friendship that somehow evolved into something special blossomed. I love how the story was told, the cinematography is amazing, it played with my emotions, literally brought me to a roller coaster of emotions. I laughed and cried and left satisfied. It is packed with all the emotional punch yet lighthearted and an absolutely feel-good movie. And oh! Sapporo is such a beautiful place.
Kita Kita shows us that love is felt not seen. Love is acceptance, it is both happy and painful. But no matter how the love story ends, we are all left with the beautiful memories we cherish, the memories that will linger, the crazy and happy flashes we always hark back to even with our eyes shut.
So yes, another 21km completed last 23rd. I can’t believe I actually did it again because I remember completing a half marathon for this year is just a bucket list for 2017 and I’ve already ticked it off my list after the Mapawa Trail Run last May. But I am stuck with runner friends who fell in love with marathons and pushing themselves to their limit when it comes to running. What can I do? I started all this, dragged them into joining the Trail Run and now they’re dragging me to continue running! Well, it’s actually good, I am just amazed how far we have come and these guys does not intend to stop anytime soon as the marathons schedules for the team is already plotted.
Photo before the race while waiting for it to start. It was pouring outside since the night before the marathon.
Suweeettt! Finish line with my beautiful finisher’s medal! I definitely earned it 🙂
So anyway, yes I did it again! I finished a half marathon this time in Siargao Island – an amazingly beautiful island surrounded by gorgeous beaches and islands. To me, joining the Siargao International Marathon is a good excuse to visit Siargao again :D. But back to the marathon, it was one of a kind and an unforgettable race. I was aiming to finish it within 2 hrs and 30 mins but I was 10 minutes short after the race. Well, it was challenging because the route was very technical (as what our ironman competitor friends call it). Perhaps 75% of the route were composed of uphill and downhill. And then it was raining half of the race. We were soaked in the rain while running forcing us to run on wet shoes and socks adding to the thrill and challenge of the race. And then personally, this throbbing left ankle limited my running especially when I am going uphill. I felt it on my 14th km run that I had to change pace and slowed down a bit. There were times I had to recover and walked for a while to ensure that I do not end up DNF. I was praying throughout the race asking for God’s strength and protection because I have been feeling this ankle throb a week before the Siargao International Marathon. Thankfully I finished the race in 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Shoe groufie before the race. These shoes are made for running! #Underarmour #Adidas #NorthFace #Nike
My Mapawa Trail Run buddies Elena and Glenn
Cheers and kudos to my RunFree CDO team for finishing the race too! There were 5 of us who ran and we all made it to the finish line in one piece. While we all had our individual struggles running the race, we are all thankful for the wonderful finish making individual PRs.
The team! RunFree CDO all the way from Cagayan de Oro to Siargao Island for the love of running! 🙂
Guess what? This is not the last one! Truth is, the Siargao Marathon was just part of our training for the upcoming Mapawa Full Trail Run (42km Trail Run). See? I told you, my friends are so into this whole running thing and I am gladly indulging them. Rested for a couple of days and we are back to training for the Full Trail Run.
Who doesn’t love online shopping? Not me! I absolutely love the comfort and ease of shopping online! I must warn you though that you need to shop online with cautious. I have some friends who are skeptic in online shopping, can’t blame them though because there are tons of fraud shops and people online too.
Well anyway talking about shopping online, I have added a new “place” to shop for stuff mainly clothing on my online shopping list. Recently got this beautiful bikini piece which I have been eyeing for quite a while now!
After browsing Tosave.com, I was glad I found this swimwear. My first time to purchase via Tosave and it did not disappoint. I got my package (picked it up at the post office) and was so thrilled to see that it actually looked as I expected it to look. Plus it fitted perfectly! I can’t wait to wear this soon!
Shopping at ToSave means drooling onto tons of choices with a lot of things I personally love to indulge myself into! Clothes, swimwear, jewelries, Sports wear, etc! Pay through paypal upon checking out your items. Though I must warn you that you need extra patience with the shipment as it will take a bit of a time for you to have your orders delivered. For standard shipment (meaning $0 charge) it will take 7-20 days. Be guided of the rest of the shipping process below.
I say, ToSave.com is a legit online shopping store with wide choices of items shoppers can choose from. Let me know if you’ve tried shopping at tosave! What did you get?