FINE JAPAN: Revealed The Secret To Longevity

FINE JAPAN: Revealed The Secret To Longevity 


Good news to those who want to be forever young! Finally, the secret of longevity and supple skin is now available in the Philippines!
I attended the product launch of Japan’s best-kept longevity secret, HyC150, a product by Fine Japan Co., Ltd., a leading Osaka, Japan nutraceutical company with its Philippine affiliate Fine Nutrition in partnership with its newly appointed Philippines exclusive distributor Bright Ray Enterprise earlier today at Oakwood Premier. 

Mr. Nobutsuna Sasaki, President of FINE Company Japan Ltd., looks like he is only in his early twenties but in reality his real age is 42.  He said his company has more than 800 products in Osaka, Japan. His father started the company 40 years ago and he usually tests the products that his father developed over the years. He shared that when he was 15 years old he started taking collagen.

FINE Premium HyC150 contains the following:

  •  Collagen
  •  Hyaluron
  •  Ubiquinol
  •  Elastin
  •  Biotin
  •  Pearl Coix
  •  Vitamin C

FINE Premium HyC150 is a complete formula for reversing aging, dry, scaly, wrinkled, sagging, age spotted skin by building, youthful, flexible, elastic, radiant, younger-looking firmer skin, and renewing joints, eyes, and connective tissue.

FINE Premium HyC150 combines the ingredients necessary to keep your skin moist and firm, looking younger than ever. These are the essences considered essential for beautifying the body from within.

FINE Premium HyC150 is derived from fish because it has the same basic molecular components. It helps the body replenish its own collagen supply and boosts collagen cell turnover, assisting the body in making younger-looking and firmer skin. With its premium quality and low molecular weight, FINE’s collagen peptide ingredient has greater absorption and utilization than other collagen products.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is vital to skin. While collagen gives skin its firmness, it is the HA that nourishes and hydrates the collagen. 50% of the HA in our body resides in the skin. Hyaluronic acid production decreases with age causing a reduction in moisture binding capacity, resulting in dry skin and weak joints.

HA, Collagen and Elastin are vital ingredients in maintaining the skin’s layers and structure. HA acts as a space filler between cells, while collagen and elastin fibers act as a constant lubricant. HA is also present in the synovial fluid of joints and eyes, providing vital moisturizing protection and flexibility. HA may help slow signs of aging, wrinkles, fatigue, and diminished eye function. FINE HA with its low molecular weight ensures optimum absorption and utilization by the intestinal tract.

During the question and answer portion Dr. Rodolfo Apostol said that as young as 25 years old, you can drink FINE Premium HyC150 to maintain a youthful looking skin, after all prevention is better than cure.

I also talked to one of its satisfied customer who looks like she’s in her 20’s even though she’s actually 44 years old. She said that the first time she tried fine hyaluron and collagen, she felt and saw the effect on the third day. Initial effect was her skin become radiant and glowing. 

Another believer testified that when she continued drinking it, the dark spot under her eyes lessened. She’s a happy user of the product and intends to try its upscale collagen & hyaluron with Q10, which is awaiting to be available here in the Philippines.

What are you waiting for? Be Beautiful from Inside Out. 

Available at Watson’s.

‪#‎FineJapan ‬‪#‎HyC150‬ ‪#‎Collagen‬ ‪#‎LongevitySecret‬ ‪#‎Japan‬ ‪#‎Beauty #AllNatural

ST. NAILS: Pampering Treat

ST. NAILS: Pampering Treat

We live in a very stressful world. And sometimes, it pays to listen to your body. 
I admit that I was so stressed out the past few days that I really really wanted some pampering treat. Thank God for angels on earth like my friend Vanna and Carol who gifted me with a pampering treat at St. Nails in Ayala corner Dasmarinas Village Makati City. 
Note: St. Nails Gift certificate is a perfect gift for your family and friends this holiday season. I think they have Gc’s as low as Php 400 pesos up. Maybe you could give them a call and inquire about it.

I was so impressed with the homey feel of St. Nails. Noticeable are the dimmed lights, comfortable chairs and friendly staff.  The staff even served me with a glass of hot tea. I even saw one of the staff put a herbal pillow on the back of another customer. She forgot to ask me if I also want one for my tired back. Well, maybe you should request for one if you try out their service. I tell you I had a very sound sleep. Their place is perfect for relaxation.

After I chose my preferred color for my gel manicure and pedicure, the process began. The Nail technician submerged my hands and feet in a warm water solution.

Then she began cleaning my nails. Tired and stressed out,  I dozed off to dreamlandia after that. Ha ha ha! 

I love the end result.

Look at my Gel nail polish color. It made my skin looks fairer.

I chose blue gel nail polish because this color works well with outfits containing various colors.

Remember, no matter what length of nails you have, the key to a nice nail is proper filing, so take the time to make your nails shapely and clean.

Thanks to the St. Nails staff for making my visit a relaxing one.

St. Nails provides free parking and free wi-fi connectivity for their customers. Awesomeness! That is so high tech!

Saint Nails also offers party packages where you can reserve the entire place. I am so thrilled when I learned about this information because I would love a spa party for myself and my whole barkada soon.

I wish that this coming Christmas, which is just around the corner, an angel will once again treat me to a pampering treat at St. Nails. Ha ha ha! #wish #ChristmasGift

What are you waiting for? Pamper Yourself From Head to Toe and visit St. Nails at the Ground Floor of NFB Building (Petron Gas Station/ UCC Cafe), EDSA corner Arnaiz Avenue, Barangay Dasmarinas, 1221 Makati (02) 586 0985 / (0917) 86 NAILS [62457]

This is located within the Petron Gas Station along EDSA Makati just across Dusit Thani Hotel.

Operation Hours are from Mon – Sun: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Free Parking if you avail of their services. 

TIPS: 5 Ways to Clear your Skin from Acne

TIPS: 5 Ways to Clear your Skin from Acne

I know, almost everyone of us know that our skin is our largest organ. It covers our entire body and has a surface area of around 2 square meters. The thickness of our skin varies from 0.5mm on our eyelids to 4mm or more on the
palms of our hands and the soles of our feet. In total, it accounts
for around 16 percent of our body weight. That’s why we have to take care of our largest organ.

During my teenage
years, I suffered from cystic acne. They were so huge, gross and very
unsightly, I hated looking at myself in the mirror.

My dermatologist advised me to do the following In order to protect my skin from acne both on my face and body. Here are the steps:

  1. Take a shower everyday to cleanse my face and body.
  2. Wash my face everyday with a mild soap and warm water.
  3. Apply toner.
  4. Apply moisturizer. 
  5. Get at least eight (8) hours of quality sleep.

Soon, it was bye bye pimples and Acne. But because I am a growing teenager, it keeps on coming back. Paying for my dermatologist’s advise put a huge hole in my pocket! Remember I was only teenager back then, and rely only on the allowance given by my wonderful parents. So I devise my own regiment in order to be Acne Free forever!

  1. Cleanse! This is the first step you need to take in order to clear most of your acne. There are no magic tricks in curing your acne. But you have to start working on it now, yes right now, not tomorrow not later. You need to pay attention about how you cleanse your face and body. Use natural soap and shampoo and bath regularly. Use toner and moisturizer. Good thing I discovered Proactiv. It is very effective for me.
  2. Detoxify! Clean your body from inside out. Start now. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of water. Eating right can help you clear out your acne. It is really lifestyle, baby! So change your diet right now and be Acne free forever!
  3. Vitamin E Power! Each one of us have to take vitamin E supplement regularly. Because this is a very effective method to prevent acne and sudden breakouts. Yes, you have to choose a natural vitamin E that will give you healthy protection against free radicals. Please take note, that this is important to keep your skin healthy, soft, supple, and smooth 
  4. Sleep! Get at least eight (8) hours of quality sleep. This helps your body to regenerate cells and repair itself.
  5. Exercise! I used to go to the gym. But due to health reason my best exercise now is walking! Yes! It is free, low-impact and can clear your mind. Just don’t do it under the heat of the sun, ok? Let me share a little exercise secret 🙂 I go to the mall and walk around window shopping, that way, there’s a free air-conditioner  and when I get thirsty I can ask for water from the resto’s or better yet I could buy a bottle from the mall’s grocery store.

DEEP CLEANSING
WASH
I was window shopping the other day in a popular mall, when I saw this signage. I was so curious that I can’t keep myself not to ask the beauty consultant in-charge of the promo. I learned, that when you purchase Proactiv, you will get a deep cleansing wash for free. Cool! This is really amazing! An early Christmas gift to everyone with acne. Yohoooo!

The  beauty consultant also shared with me the benefits of the Deep Cleaning Washing and how to use it. I learned from her that the Deep
Cleansing Wash helps in exfoliating dead skin cells and pore-clogging oil and
impurities while it cleans and refreshes your skin. 

Proactiv offers a ways to manage
and prevent body acne. For an all over skin clearing body treatment, the Deep
Cleansing Wash helps in exfoliating dead skin cells and pore-clogging oil and
impurities while it cleans and refreshes your skin. 

Deep cleansing medicated body wash fights acne on your
back, chest & shoulders – everywhere. This all-purpose wash is specially
formulated for face & body whenever acne breakouts occur. It helps unclog
and reduces oiliness while preventing future breakouts. It’s great to leave in
the shower and use on your face, chest and back after exercising. Also, it is
formulated to clear blemishes on the ENTIRE body.

Who should use it: Ideal for people with acne all
over the body especially in shoulders, chest and back.

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Salicylic Acid – 2% concentration is excellent in healing
and helping prevent acne break outs
Camelia Oleifera Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Gel –
these gentle botanicals soothe and heal skin

Acne isn’t restricted to our face. It can appear anywhere on our body.
Proactiv can heal and prevent acne breakouts on our face, back, arms,
legs, or anywhere else in between.

This promo is available in the following outlets: 
a.     All  Watsons’ outlets
or SM Department Store branches
b.     Door
to Door Delivery Hotlines 
  •          729-2222 ( Basic Local telephone Hotline)
  • 1-800-8-729-8888 ( Toll Free hotline)
  • 1-800-10-889-4444 ( Toll Free hotline)
  • 0917-801-8888 ( If you need a load on your cp to text or call)
c.      Proactiv
mall kiosks are located in the following locations:
  • Glorietta, Ground
    Floor  
  • Trinoma, 2nd Floor 
  •  Robinsons Galleria3rd
    Floor  
  •  Marquee Mall, Ground Floor

Promo will run from October 15 until December 31, 2012 only. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE PROMO:
1.     The Free Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash, P650 is not convertible to cash and
or other Proactiv products.
2.     The price of the Free Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash, P650 will be deducted from the refund
value, should the customer avail of Proactiv’s Standard Money Back Guarantee.

Per DOH-FDA promo permit # 1745, series of 2012.

THE NAIL LAB: Absolute Relaxation at its best

THE NAIL LAB: Absolute Relaxation at its best
 

Living in such a fast paced environment tends to make us feel tired and withered long before our time. I know inserting a spa appointment on your busy schedule can be difficult, but I tell you, your body needs to relax. Love and pamper yourself from time to time. Heal yourself said my friend Jo. The Nail Lab offers solution to tired souls and wash away problems and fears according to my friend. I was so curious why my friend was raving about this place. So, one Sunday afternoon, my brother and I went to The Nail Lab.

 

When we entered The Nail Lab, we were welcomed by this white, clean sofa with green throw pillows. Nice choice of colors! Plus, it was nice to know that mommies can bring along their kids when they have themselves pampered at The Nail Lab.

 

I told the receptionist that I wanted
to feel young and rejuvenated again. She suggested for me to try The Nail Lab Signature Body Scrub and Mud Wrap ( Php 1,080) and the Ageloc Galvanic Facial ( Php 840 )

The Nail Lab competent attendant asked me to change inside their clean comfort room, then afterwards, led me upstairs where I entered an ambiance of blissful relaxation.

 

She then asked me to lie down on a massage table covered with a sheet and a large, thin piece of plastic. As I lay on
my stomach, the massage therapist rubs a mixture of sea salt, oil, and
aromatics like lavender into my skin. This exfoliates the skin and
leaves my skin feeling velvety soft. I felt so refreshed.  I melted in total bliss as calluses were filed down to near nothingness and dead
skin cells cowered in fear with my full body scrub session with The Nail Lab. I allowed my body
to experience pure relaxation. I experience rest in every part of
my body. I felt improvement on my well-being. The exfoliating treatment of the body scrub of sea salt enriched with lavender that was gently applied to restore my skin’s natural glow gave me that much needed
me-time.

After the attendant scrubbed my whole
body, which takes maybe ten or fifteen minutes, she wash it
it all off without soap, leaving a nice coating of oil. It’s an
invigorating treatment. I really think it was a good idea to have a body scrub at this point. She then applied
mud and wrapped my whole body in a thermal blanket, it’s a
“detoxifying” treatment that stimulates a person’s metabolic system, speeding
its ability to carry away waste products. Variations can come from the essential oils or scrub materials so asked them what is the best treatment for you.

She then called another attendant to begin my Ageloc Galvanic Facial which effectively smooth-en wrinkles and lines since it boosts the skin’s natural collagen content by stimulating collagen production from the inside, thus effectively firming the skin and reducing lines. Even if you feel that you don’t need a collagen boost just yet, its moisturizing properties have been proven to be very effective for those with chronic dry skin, ensuring that you will not need to even think about anti-aging regiments for a very long time! I love this treatment!
 
I highly recommend The Nail Lab Signature Body Scrub and Mud Wrap treatment and Ageloc Galvanic Facial. I went home feeling so relaxed, younger,
slimmer and whiter. I had one of the most relaxing body scrub at The Nail Lab. I never thought that a body scrub
would be so relaxing. For the first time in my life, I gave body scrub a
try. And it did not failed me. I had the most Invigorating pampering in
years! I think that’s The Nail Lab guarantee- absolute relaxation. 

 

Living in a world full of stress. We should all find time to relax and decompress. Indulge your body and face at the Nail Lab. RESULTS YOU CAN FEEL!! 

THE NAIL LAB 
87-C D. Tuazon corner Dapitan St.,Quezon City
Open from Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Contact Numbers: 0917-985-6547 | 507-9015

Facebook: The Nail Lab

ACNE PROACTIV SOLUTION UPGRADE

My friend Liza used to rant about unfair practices in the Philippines. You see Liza can’t fathom why people treat her unfairly. Then she realized that it was because of her Acne and Acne Marks. One day she was invited to an exclusive launching party of a brand for vain women. She was told via e-mail that the invites were exclusive to only three selected guests. She was also told that she will be able to test the product and it will be provided at the end of the party and was even told to keep quiet about it.

Liza find those words funny because at the end of the party all other guests and their plus 2, got the product to try except her, she only got a shirt, one size smaller from her body type, meaning she had to undergo a rigid diet for a year before she will be able to fit in that shirt, and a few pieces of the product tie with a ribbon plus an umbrella. It is not that she’s after the product but she needs to write about it thus, an actual sample for at least a month is needed so she’ll be able to do justice to the write-up. If those plus one or plus two got a month long supply of the product why not her? They were not even invited unlike Liza, who was specifically invited to the event. So you see where Liza was coming from.
I told Liza that generally people are visual animals. They judge people base on outside appearance whether you accept that fact or not. That is why, it is very important to have a proper skin care regimen. I told Liza to use the Proactiv Kit. Because Proactiv is the only revolutionary product that can help her with her Acne problems. 
After a month,  Liza was so happy with the result. Proactiv had tremendously improved Liza’s acne. Because she was very busy, she asked for my help to help her purchase another batch of Proactiv because she doesn’t want to run put of stock of Proactiv for her skin regimen. I learned, that it was a very good timing for Liza because Proactiv has a new upgrade promo that is exclusive to its online shopping cart: http://my.proactiv.com.ph where she could upgrade her Proactiv Kit and Get a Proactiv Add-on at 50%-60% Discount! That’s a huge savings! Imagine that!

Hey beautiful people don’t forget to visit the website and take advantage of this limited offer.

The promo is applicable to Philippine territory only and limited to residents of the Philippines only. Customers who bought Proactiv Kit from the Proactiv Online Shopping Cart during the duration of the promo period is entitled to avail of the discount.

Purchase of each Proactiv 30-day kit entitles a customer to upgrade his kit with 1 Proactiv Extension item at 50% discount, and purchase of each Proactiv 60-day kit entitles customer to upgrade his kit with 1 Proactiv Extension item at 60% discount.

This promo will run until December 31, 2012.
MECHANICS:
1) Customer must go to the website: http://my.proactiv.com.ph and must register to have an online account with Proactiv to be able to transact the purchase. Customer can pay via credit card or COD. All purchases of upgraded kits are delivered without any delivery charges.
2) Customer must buy either a Proactiv 30 day kit or Proactiv 60 day kit to avail of the discount for any Proactiv Extension Product. In the website, customer can choose to select an add-on to their Proactiv kit at a hefty discount. Menu is on the lower right side of the screen. Here’s a sample screenshot:
For every purchase of Proactiv 30 Day kit, customer can avail 50% discount on one (1) of the following add-ons:
For every purchase of Proactiv 60 Day kit, customer can avail 60% discount on one (1) the following add-ons:

Note: For every purchase of a Proactiv Kit, a customer can only avail of the given discount for one (1) Proactiv product (1 Proactiv Kit=1 Proactiv Product).
After clicking on the preferred add-on upgrade, a pop-up screen like this will appear. This shows the customer the discounted price of the add-on, and the total package price of the upgraded kit.
The customer now has the option to add this to his cart, and finish the order.
So, peeps what are you waiting for? Head on to Proactiv site and avail of the huge discount they offer. Take advantage of this limited offer. Remember life isn’t always fair so be beautiful and feel good about yourself. If you don’t care less what other people will say, care for yourself. Feel good, feel beautiful for Yourself. 

Congratulations to the new you Liza! And to each and everyone of you reading this. Take action now, and take charge of your own happiness! Be cool, Be beautiful. Be Proactiv.

An Eyeball with Garnier Philippines Brand Ambassadress Georgina Wilson

 
Garnier Philippines held a meet and greet, question and answer forum, and photo opportunity with Garnier Philippines Brand Ambassadress Georgina Wilson at SM MOA last June 2, 2012.
 
Georgina is the perfect brand ambassadress because she uses Garnier products ever since she’s in England.
 
Hundreds of fans brave the stormy weather just to have a glimpse of Garnier Philippine’s Brand ambassadress Georgina Wilson.

Georgina Wilson as Garnier Philippines new brand ambassadress gamely posed with her fans. I am lucky enough to be invited to interview her for the event. As expected a lot of people lined-up and bought Garnier’s products just to have a photo opportunity with the vibrant and intelligent Georgina Wilson.


I had a photo opportunity with Georgina at the photo booth.  I actually met her in person last January when we covered the media launched of Fila at the Polo Club.

 
I met one of Georgina’s fans. (S)he was so excited to finally meet Georgina in person, she even dressed up for the occasion and had her hair styled for the Photo opportunity.

Hand Paraffin Treatment at Bioessence

I visited Bioessence not for a facial this time around but for a hand paraffin treatment. Bioessence offers this treatment for free to its valued clients and if you want a foot paraffin, you just have to pay Php 150.00.
 
Paraffin wax is a white or colorless wax made from petroleum byproducts. Paraffin is used primarily to make candles or as an ingredient in cosmetics and for creating waxed paper.
 
Bioessence used this machine to dissolve the paraffin wax to be used for my hand paraffin test errr treatment. Ha ha ha! Okay, that is a joke. I am such a lousy joker. Ha ha ha! Sorry po.

Shown above is the Bioessence attendant preparing the hand paraffin treatment. Paraffin wax is melted in a special warmer or double boiler until it becomes clear or translucent liquid.

 The Bioessence attendant sprayed alcohol to each of my hands.

 
She then wiped it dry using a soft tissue

The Bioessence attendant then dipped my hands directly into the warmer. Another option is to pour the liquid wax into plastic bags and each hand is slipped into a bag of paraffin.

 
The hands are covered in the wax for several minutes.
Wrapped my hands into a plastic laminate. 
 
I felt like a chicken. Ha ha ha! I used to sell roasted chicken as a sideline and I wrapped the chicken in a plastic laminate exactly like this plastic laminate in Bioessence. 
 
The finished product.
 
I have two (2) hands, the left and the right.
 After wrapping my hands in plastic laminate, they put my two hands inside these gloves.
Paraffin wax is said to retain heat, and this heat increases the skin’s circulation and opens pores on the hands, allowing the lubricants in the wax to penetrate and soften the skin.
 
After 20 minutes, they then removed the gloves and the platic, then put my hands inside these booties.
 
By the way, I am not sure if it is really called booties. The attendant told me that it is how they call this white thingy.
 
She said this electric glove-like machine will keep your hands softer than ever before and your “pasma” will be cured. Awww! Amazing, isn’t it. She further explained that the heat provided by melted paraffin wax is absorbed by the skin and tissue on which it is placed, making it beneficial for people suffering from arthritis or other joint or muscle pain.
WARNING: DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME KIDS!
Why am I saying that? It is because paraffin comes from petroleum products, people with chemical sensitivities may suffer side effects from paraffin wax. If you’re going to try this at home take extra precautions and keep out of reach of children to avoid serious burns.
A visit at Bioessence always makes me feel pampered. The staff and the atmosphere at Bioessence wrap me in calm comfort and wash away my stress. It is a place that gives me solace. How I wish Bioessence will let us try this room. I have not personally tried this yet but they told us you could rent this room for Php1,800 plus the various services that you’ll avail like massage, bubble bath, facial etc.

BEAUTY BREAK TIME AT BIOESSENCE

“The beauty of your face and physical outlook is the mirror of your heart”
Sometimes this quote is untrue. Why? With today’s level of pollution, bad genes and stress one needs a back up to remain beautiful. Facial is a popular de-stressing option.
So when I was given an invitation to try Bioessence Beauty Break Time I immediately grabbed the opportunity to have a relaxing beauty facial. 
 
Bioessence Beauty break time is very timely because Facial rejuvenation can effectively reduce wrinkles, treat sun spots, tighten loose skin, improve skin tone and color, remove blotchiness, plus it eliminates damaged blood vessels.
Imagine for only Php 350.00 you will received 30 minutes of facial pampering. That includes cleansing, steam, extraction of blackheads, Vitamin C Cream plus a back massage! Grab this opportunity to have the most relaxing BB (beauty break) ever!
 
The first thing I noticed when I entered Bioessence is the welcoming smile of the staff, the refreshing smell of peppermint essential oil and the beautiful ceiling lights. Did you noticed how I almost always insert beautiful lamps and lighting pictures on my posts? Ha ha ha! I’m such a sucker for beautiful lamps everywhere I go.
 
Bioessence offers a wide array of medicines that caters to every skin type. For me it`s always more pampering to have someone do the facial for you. Plus a facial increases your face value in the workplace.

 Several wall paintings welcomes guests as they ascend the stairs.

You’ll feel instantly at home at Bioessence. If you happened to come early for your appointment, they have a television at the second floor to entertain you. Plus the latest issue of magazines and newspapers.

A facial basically involves cleaning the face, extracting pesky blackheads and whiteheads, treating pimples, and closing the pores with a laser treatment.

The very relaxing ambiance at Bioessence and the very light hands of the one doing my facial made me doze to dreamlandia. Yes! Facial need not be painful. Facial at Bioessence almost always has a tranquilizer effect on me unlike in other salons where I end up crying. I’ve been to so many dermatologists and facial salons in Metro Manila and in our province and Bioessence is one of the few facial salons that really left a good impression on me. I really really love Bioessence Facial.
After the esthetician ushered me to the room and asked me to lie down, she started cleaning my face with a cotton pads or was that a sponge? and applied a product she chose for my skin type. She then covered my eyes and take a good look at my skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp that reveals various skin conditions. She then began exfoliation using a mechanical exfoliant. Mechanical exfoliation has a gritty texture while a steam vapor is directed at my face. Then she did an extraction. Note: Please be warned though, that an extraction can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done on sensitive skin, or done improperly. People have different pain tolerance for extractions. Extraction can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. A professional esthetician would ask you whether you like to have an extraction or not. So kindly give them a reply when they ask you.
Then she began facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage that relaxes and stimulate my skin and facial muscles at the same time. That is when I doze off to dreamlandia. He he he.

A facial mask is targeted to your skin condition and type whether dry, oily, combination, sensitive or mature. During the facial, the esthetician should stay with you in the room and give you a scalp massage or some other services. I know for a fact that they apply toners and protective creams as a final touch. But I was busy dreaming that I never felt the final touches.

She showed me what she excavated from my face after I woke up- a gazillion whiteheads. Yucks! Ha ha ha!

Anj told me that Bioessence have a Mother’s Day promo that will only cost you Php 740 only. Inclusive of a cute tote bag plus a gift certificate for Facial pampering for one (1) full hour plus a special soap and facial milk cleanser. Available until May 31, 2012.

Whoa! This is such a steal because ordinarily a basic facial itself will cost you P600 plus the facial milk cleanser will cost Php 240 and the special soap Php 150 equals Php 990. That is a whooping Php 250 discount. Panalo!

With 18 years of excellent service in health and wellness and 52 branches nationwide, you can be assured Bioessence will not only make you feel good and beautiful, but will also help enhance your total well being. Call 376-7106 or 0918-8-BEAUTY for inquiries and appointments.
Travel on a shoestring would like to thank BIOESSENCE and staff plus Miss Anj for the beauty break opportunity.
Note: This is not a paid post. My story is based on my actual facial and hand paraffin treatment experience at Bioessence.

NAILS.GLOW AT DON ANTONIO’S NORTHGATE IS NOW OPEN TO SERVE YOU

Hello beautiful people of Don Antonio Heights in Quezon City! Are you aware of the new hand and foot Spa in the neighborhood?

If you don’t know it yet, then celebrate because the affordable Nails.Glow Manicure and Pedicure is now available at Don Antonio Heights in Quezon City. Yes, it’s good news indeed for everyone in the neighborhood.

They invited several bloggers to try their services for free. I arrived at around seven in the evening. They asked me to list down the services that I wanted to avail. I wanted to have facial, candle ear wax and body massage but they gave me free Hand and Foot Paraffin treatment instead.

It was my first ever Hand Paraffin treatment. But during my PT session at the hospital late last year, I often see other patients availed of this in the hospital for Php 50 to 75.00. It looks like this:

I think they have the same price at Nails.Glow.  They melted a candle wax then dip my hands on the hot liquid then wrapped a plastic and gloves on both of my hands.
 
  It was virtually the same procedure with the Foot Paraffin.

 
I enjoyed the hand and foot paraffin and will surely try that again another time. 


At around 11 p.m. they finally gave me a body massage. Here is the massage room.

“Enjoy the STAY, experience the GLOW” only at NAILS.Glow, your neighborhood hand and foot spa located at 18 Don Jose St., Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City, owned by the very amiable owner Tiffanie Cheng.

Imagine, at fraction of the cost, you get better service and better value for your hard-earned money.
Check them out @ the Northgate of Don Antonio Village where NAILS.Glow seeks to provide only the best in all its services, housed in a modern zen haven, promising a very relaxing and satisfying stay, all at very affordable and “pang-masa” rates!
If you will be commuting, just alight by the pedestrian overpass near Ever Gotesco, then cross via the pedestrian overpass and walk your way to the northgate of Don Antonio Villa. Voila! You’ll see that signage at your right side.

Diamond Peel plus Facial at YSA Skincare Center

In this fast paced world, the tolls of our fast paced lives and unhealthy lifestyles stake their claim on the health of our skin. Not to mention the dust, grime, dirt and pollution of our environment. It is imperative that we pamper our skin especially our face. Because it is what other people see when we talk to them. The face needs to be tended to and taken care of. After all, it is one of our most noticeable assets and even an instrument of vanity.

Pampering is all about loving. So, one afternoon I went to YSA Skin Care Center to have some facial and diamond peel.

Upon entering YSA Skin Care Center, I was welcomed by the receptionist and the resident dermatologist. They asked me to fill up some form then asked me what services I will avail. I chose facial with diamond peel as my treatment of choice. I then sat down and waited for my turn. While waiting, I saw these posters which detailed their available services. Bali’s transformation is one for the books!
Yes, customers can while their time away watching TV.
The staff asked me to wash my face in the sink using the Papaya Liquid Soap. They then let me sit down and applied mask on my face in this area.  After putting on the mask, the staff turned on the fan to dry the mask on my face.
I was then instructed to lie down on this bed. I then waited for the nurse to do my facial.
This nurse is well trained in performing facial. She’s also the one who performed the diamond peel on my face.
Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! It is me. Do not be afraid 🙂 ha ha ha!

For the benefit of those who are not familiar with Diamond Peel plus Facial at YSA Skincare Center here are some FAQs I asked the good doctor so that we could all be enlightened!
What is Diamond Peel?

Diamond Peel is a fast and pain-free non-surgical exfoliation of the skin using natural diamond chips while at the same time vacuuming the dead skin cells away. It rejuvenates the skin leaving it remarkably supple, vibrant and youthful-looking.

It removes the topmost layer of the skin without the adverse effects of loose particles, irritation and skin reaction. It restores and maintains the health of the skin with little or no redness at all.
Through the regeneration of the epidermal cell structure, the skin’s elasticity and collagen level are improved. And because the outer layer of dead skin cell is removed, it promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells and leaves a smoother skin texture.


What results can be expected with Diamond Peel?

An improvement in the skin’s texture and appearance will immediately be noticed. Age spots, fine lines and freckles will be erased or diminished. Stretch marks and acne scars will be less evident. Lots of patients tell that their skin appears more even, smoother, suppler and younger.



What is the procedure?

Diamond Peel uses a gentler microdermabrasion approach which features a dual control system and adjustable applicator head that delivers a steady, effective stream of fine diamond directly onto the skin. The old surface is removed leaving it smooth, fresh and rejuvenated. It erases the epidermal layers at varying depths in a safe, controlled manner. This approach respects the integrity of the skin and promotes even healing.



How soon can I see visible results?

 Your skin may look slightly rosy immediately after the treatment. Right on the first treatment, your skin will look fresh, smoother and radiant. Your skin will further improve as you continue with additional treatments. Regular maintenance visits will enhance the long term results.

How often should treatments be given?

Frequency and spacing of the treatment depends on the area and type of skin being treated. Like all other microdermabrasion technique, diamond peel is a progressive skin rejuvenation procedure. To achieve maximum result, recommended number of treatments ranges from 2 to 12 sessions spaced one week apart to one month apart. Since the process is so gentle, you can have as many treatments as you need without any side effects.



What are the advantages of Diamond Peel over other techniques?

  • Diamond Peel is a safe, precise and effective.
  • It is non-surgical and non-invasive
  • Treatment is virtually painless.
  • There is less or no discomfort at all.
  • There is no unsightly peeling appearance
  • Requires no downtime after treatment thus normal activities can be resumed immediately
How long does each treatment take?

Each session of Diamond Peel takes about 10-20 minutes. However, stretch mark treatments can take as long as 2 hours. The treatments are individualized to the needs of your skin condition.

The next time you find yourself so stressed out, pamper your skin, have some Diamond Peel plus Facial at YSA Skincare Center. With them, you’re surely in good hands.