Food Escapade at Yardstick Coffee

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It's been awhile since my last Food Esapade post featuring another coffee shop.  I didn't stop exploring.  I just keep on lagging.  Like this post for example.  I took these photos almost a year ago, LOL!

Croughnut was a big craze last 2012 or 2013.  Croughnuts popped out left and right.  Then there was Bronuts which was only available every weekend in Powerplant Mall.  They eventually offered coffee to match the bronut.  That coffee was called/branded Yardstick Coffee.

When L and I found out that Yarstick Coffee has its own coffee shop, we instantly included it in our To-Go list.


How do you like this latté art, my dear?

Royale Beauty Satin Lipstick*

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I'm sure you've heard about Royale Beauty.  All this time, I thought the brand only offers whitening soap and lotion.  I was shocked to find out that they also have lipstick!

Royal Beauty Satin Lipstick in Hot Chili

Glowing with Avène!

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Bloggers were invited to attend an intimate event of Avène.  I confirmed my attendance immediately because the venue was in CBD.  It's just walking distance from where I was coming from.

I've heard of Avène before but I've never really tried the product long enough to see if it worked for me.  It was a complimentary mist from one of the hotels I've stayed in abroad.

Eau Thermale Avène is a French derma cosmetic brand that aims to improves our skin by using "healing water" in all of their products.  The brand is named after a village in France where Sainte Odile Spring is located.  The spring was said to be a healing water because of a horse whose skin allergy was cured by bathing and drinking the water of Saint Odile Spring.  A science lad was built o continuously study about water and its healing properties.  There is also a hydrotherapy centre in Avène, France that caters to thousands of patients with severe skin disease.  

My very own hashtag courtesy of Avène.

Etude House Happy Teatime Aloe Tea Cleansing Cream

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I have a bad habit of sleeping without taking off my makeup.  I know it's not a good practice but I just get really lazy at night.  I settled with makeup remover tissue just so I could break my habit.  I'm okay with almost any brand but my favourite is the one from Etude House.

While going around inside Etude House to purchase another pack of makeup remover tissue, I saw the cleansing cream counterpart of it!  I figured, it must be good.  Without hesitation, I grabbed one and purchased it instead of the makeup remover tissue.

Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream, PhP188 or PhP198

Food Escapade at Tampopo

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Tired and clueless where to eat, L and I ended up at Tampopo.  We went to Greenhills to try Rita's but it's just absurd to have that for lunch so we went to Promenade first.  And of course, since we love Japanese cuisine, we sub-consciously chose Tampopo over Little Italy.

Ramen.  Spicy something.

Lazada.com.ph Celebrates its Third Year Anniversary with a 3-Day Shopping Extravaganza

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Lazada Philippines

Lazada Philippines, a part of Lazada Group which operates Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, is celebrating its third anniversary this month with three days of sales from 24 to 26 March.

Lazada Group has seen rapid growth since its launch in March 2012. The company now has over 4,000 employees across the region and has raised approximately EUR 520 million in funding from leading sector specialists and investors including Temasek, Tesco, JP Morgan, Kinnevik and Rocket Internet, among others. 

In December 2014, Lazada Group’s GMV exceeded US$70 million, supported by the success of the month-long Online Revolution campaign which kicks off annually on 11 November. Its sites and mobile applications saw over 40 million unique visitors during the month of December. This performance is testament to the company’s focus on delivering an effortless, secure and reliable one-stop shopping experience for its customers.

Lazada Group’s growth is also a result of its rapid assortment expansion driven by its unique position to provide brands and merchants simple, fast and direct access to approximately 550 million consumers in six countries through one retail channel. The number of sellers on the marketplace platform, which now accounts for approximately 75% of overall sales, crossed 10,000 in December 2014.

Addressing the logistical challenges in the region, Lazada Group is investing heavily to develop its infrastructure. The company now has eight warehouses and a dedicated Lazada Express last mile delivery fleet with 50 hubs covering 80 cities. In addition, Lazada Group has partnered with 60 express transport and courier companies across the region to provide customers with quick and reliable delivery.

“We are delighted to be celebrating our third year of rapid growth this month. Looking ahead, Lazada will continue to focus on increasing its assortment range, expand our logistics infrastructure and payment solutions to further enhance the effortless shopping experience for our customers,” says Inanc Balci, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Philippines.

Lazada.com.ph has been growing in line with the group and received 18 million visits in December 2014. By continuing to focus on developing the marketplace platform to support brands and merchants, the company reached more than 1,600 sellers by the end February 2015, who were supported by 1500 employees.

Following the success of the Online Revolution campaign last 2014 and the Mobile Power Sale last February 2015, consumers can expect more from the upcoming birthday sales from 24 to 26 March. Simply log on to www.lazada.com.ph and on the Lazada Mobile App to get a chance to be part of the biggest birthday extravaganza from Lazada.com.ph.

Are you curious of what to expect during the 3-Day Birthday Shopping Extravaganza? Here are some hints:

3 Days of Flash Deals on exciting products from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM;
Announcement of Discount Vouchers for the Night Shoppers (12:01 AM – 7:59 PM);
Best-selling Items marked at its best prices;
Fun contests and games on the Lazada PH Facebook Fanpage;
Hot discounts and bundles available on the Lazada Mobile App

Inanc Balci added, “We thank our customers for their support and hope they will enjoy the birthday sale promotions as part of Lazada’s anniversary celebration.”
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Get Intensive White Skin!

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Belo introduces its most intensive whitening range

Dr. Vicki Belo has not earned the reputation of pioneering the best and the most sophisticated breakthrough products and treatments for skin health and long-lasting beauty for nothing.

She has been in the industry long enough to establish that unquestioned and unsurpassed credibility that catapulted her to be the country’s premiere beauty expert and cosmetic doctor whom everyone looks up to for her authority and unbridled talent. She caters to the stars and the general public alike, both spheres enjoying parallel care and utmost importance in all her clinics.

Her authority in beauty and health is so much so, that every Filipino now believes that “If it comes from Belo, it must be effective.”

Take the case of her latest product innovation on skin whitening called Belo Intensive Whitening (Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid). This whitening product range boasts of a unique combination of today’s two most powerful whitening actives – Kojic Acid and Tranexamic Acid.

Kojic Acid is an organic compound that effectively inhibits the production of tyrosinase and melanin giving skin a visibly lighter appearance. Tranexamic Acid, on the other hand, is a peptide proven to inhibit inflammation and melanin formation. It is ideal for stubborn dark spots that do not respond to other skin lightening ingredients.

As soon as the line’s first product, Belo Intensive Whitening Bar (for the face and body), was launched, it has already taken the country by storm, proving that Belo’s product is indeed, 64% more effective than other products with Kojic Acid alone, as evidenced by clinical studies conducted.

The next two products that were recently introduced are Belo Intensive Whitening Body Cream (lotion) and Belo Intensive WhiteningFace&NeckCream. Bothproducts have SPF 30 for protection against UV rays, and are guaranteed hypoallergenic. Like the face and body bar, prepare to be blown away by the products’ classy and long lasting scent, something that users have been pointing out.

Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo has been named Belo Kojic’s endorser. She tells her fans how effective this new product line is as evidenced by her newfound intense glow. See her latest Belo TVC here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QPMpkIYW2w
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