Lifestyle, Nails, Press and Events

South People Rejoice! Extraordinail Salon & Skin Care Now Has a Nuvali Branch

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nail salon santa rosa laguna

So I’ve been going through a lot these past few months. One of the best ways I can think of to help relieve stress is to pamper yourself. Even with a simple change in nail color or get a treatment. Last week, I was invited to the opening of Extraordinail Salon and Skin Care in Nuvali. What? Laguna?! Yeah, we were given a ride to and fro to celebrate their launch and experience their services.

Extraordinail Salon & Skin Care Now Has a Nuvali Branch

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The nail salon started out in a small space in Greenhills in 2014, when owner and president Nica Resurrecion found herself going to three different salons just to achieve the right look for the design she wanted. Pretty soon, Extraordinail gained a cult following for its famed acrylic nail art as well as regular and gel mani-padi services. The salon also specializes in skin care using advanced equipment and premium products, including the gluta-drip and luxe facial treatments. The Greenhills branch has since moved to a bigger location, and a Tomas Morato branch opened the following year.

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Now, Extraordinail Salon & Skin Care has a franchise branch in Nuvali, due to popular demand of nail art enthusiasts in the Laguna area. In celebration of their third branch, actress and artist Heart Evangelista was present to do the ribbon-cutting at the 90-sqm salon. Heart is Extraordinail’s brand ambassador and an avid fan of their nail acrylics, which she frequently posts about.

Also at the opening of Extraordinail Nuvali were select influencers/beauty and lifestyle bloggers and members of the media, who were invited to experience what makes this nail and skin care salon extraordinary.

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Nica explains that to ensure that her beauty and nail specialists are always in their element as they work on clients, the tasks are delegated. “I have someone who does all the cleaning, someone to apply extensions, and someone who specializes in nail art. This way, the nail art technician is not tired from working on the nail basics and is therefore more creative,” she says, adding that her team undergoes comprehensive training and receives constant updates on new products. “This ensures that our service quality is always excellent.”

EXTRAORDINAIL MENU OF SERVICES

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What’s ingenious about their salon is besides the usual skin and nail services, they offer FOOD AND DRINKS. Who has experienced staying in a salon for a long time and having your stomach rumble. You get impatient and you can’t enjoy the service because you’re starving.

In Extraordinail, you get pampered and enjoy good food at the same time!

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If you can’t come to the salon for a much-needed pampering session, the salon can now come to you! Extraordinail Salon and Skin Care literally rolls out a cool way to achieve picture-perfect, party-ready nails with Luxury on Wheels, a mobile nail salon offering professional services onboard a chic coach bus.

Some clients come from as far as Baguio or Batangas. “I’ve even had customers flying in from Cebu to avail of our services. The demand from these clients gave me the idea for my mobile nail salon,” Nica explains, “so they would not have to travel far. We will now be able to go to them.”

The mobile pampering experience in the Philippines, Luxury on Wheels is designed for busy folks to enjoy a mobile pampering experience without the hassle of visiting the salon. Services include regular, gel, and acrylic mani-pedis and nail art. The air-conditioned bus is decked in customized modern interiors, equipped with CCTV security cameras, WiFi, an HD TV, and high-quality sound system.

The ultra-comfy seating can accommodate five clients at a time. With that much leg room, you can stretch out in a plush reclining chair and request for a neck massage. If you get the munchies while having your nails done, the bus offers snacks, wines, pastas, and sandwiches upon request. The bus is also available for special occasions such as a spa party for birthday celebrations or bridal showers.  All you have to do is call for an appointment and have a parking space ready!

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Another thing that sets Extraordinail apart is the personalized customer care. Nica is very particular when it comes to client comments and queries that she actually has a phone dedicated to addressing every single one. This unparalleled customer service, unique and innovative ideas, and top-of-the-line products are why clients keep coming back for their nail services and skin treatments. It’s no wonder Extraordinail has been getting more and more popular via word-of-mouth and social media.

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Extraordinail’s newest branch is located at 3/F Arcadia Building, Nuvali and open from 10am-10pm. Southbound fans of Extraordinail need not flock up north just to have their mani-pedi and nail art done!

Experience topnotch amenities and luxurious services at Extraordinail Salon & Skincare Greenhills, Tomas Morato, and Nuvali, or have them come to you via the Luxury on Wheels mobile salon. Booking fees for the mobile salon include P1,500 for home service, with a minimum of P2,000 for nail services. book an appointment and see the services and price list, visit www.extraordinail.com  or follow @extraordinail on Instagram and Facebook.

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Beauty, Moisturizers and Masks, Skincare Saturdays

REVIEW: Goodal Green Tangerine Moist Serum

Hello everyone!

I am your Club Kikay Judy and I am going to give my review about Goodal Green Tangerine Moist Serum.

I, honestly, didn’t know that a green tangerine would give skin benefits. It was my first time hearing and seeing it as a skincare. If you want to know more about green tangerine and its benefits, you can read Miss Kaycee’s blogpost). ^_^

Price: P920
Description: Feel the moisturizing power of green tangerines fully charged with green vitamins.

Since the product has a label written in all Korean, I tried searching it online to give me some ideas on how to use it and its claims after or while using the product. Based on my research, it says that you use it as a moisturizer twice daily, day and night. It claims to revitalize dull skin, helps skin feel hydrated, and repair dry and rough skin. I’m assuming that this is for dry skin and I have very oily skin, so let’s see if it works on me. 🙂

Packaging:

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The product comes in a plastic transparent bottle with a pump that looks sturdy and not breakable. I like this kind of packaging because it’s convenient to use and hygienic. From the outside, you will see that it’s green in color but when you get the product out it is just clear.

Consistency:

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It comes out as a gel-like texture and then as you spread the product, it becomes watery and absorbs by the skin quickly.

Smell:

It smells like a usual skincare. Nothing fancy. There’s no floral or fruity scent. It’s not bad and it’s not that good either, just so-so.

Verdict:
The product is not totally water-based because as soon as the product was absorbed by the skin, there is a slight greasy feeling. I started using it at night and I woke up looking like a grease ball. So I decided not to use it at day because, as what I have said, I have very oily skin. I only used it every night when I go to sleep for one month now not minding the grease on my face the next morning because I really want to see the effect of the product. After how many days, I have observed that my pores became less visible. Then I remembered that I am using a Korean skincare and you know what Koreans don’t have? PORES! So I thought, is this the start of having Korean-like skin? OMG! So I continued using it religiously and I started noticing that my pores are becoming less and less visible. If this is what I get from this product, I don’t mind waking up like a grease ball the next morning. Even though this product is not suitable for oily skin, the benefits it gives will still take effect so thumbs up for that. I still recommend this product so you can finally bid your pores goodbye! 😀

Everything HAIR, Lifestyle, Press and Events

Dara and Mario Maurer for Head and Shoulders Supreme Series with Moroccan Argan Creme

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head and shoulders

Head & Shoulders launches its Suprême Series with Moroccan Argan Crème for lusciously soft, luxuriously moisturized 100% dandruff free hair

Head & Shoulders Suprême Moisture shampoo and conditioner provides touchable soft and moisturized hair, intense moisture from roots to tips. A shampoo and conditioner designed to work together.

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Most women think that soft and dandruff-free hair is an impossible combination to have. For the longest time, it was widely accepted that having a healthy scalp also meant living with dry hair—that anti-dandruff shampoos were harsh for your hair.

Now, all that is in the past with a scientific breakthrough from Head & Shoulders, a pioneer in scalp health development and the world’s number one anti-dandruff shampoo brand, as they launch the new premium Head & Shoulder Suprême Series Shampoo and Conditioner with Moroccan Argan Crème in the Philippines—a first of its kind.

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Head & Shoulders’ latest innovation fuses its scalp-to-tip know-how with brand new ingredients to create a product that answers what women want and need — beautiful, deeply moisturized, soft AND dandruff-free hair. The Head & Shoulders Suprême Series with Moroccan Argan Crème comes in two variants: Head & Shoulders Suprême Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner infused with orchid perfume; and Head & Shoulders Suprême Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner, made with honey.

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Head & Shoulders Suprême blend delivers multi hair and scalp nourishment for beautiful hair that looks and feels great and a scalp that is healthy and dandruff free.

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The Head & Shoulders Suprême Moisture Series has a blend of floral and fruity notes for a great scent right from opening the bottle. Its brand new packaging design includes its iconic swan-shaped shampoo bottle and never-been-see-before new tube-shaped conditioner bottle holds a lot of promise for users.

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Last October 17, 2017, Head & Shoulders Suprême series was officially launched in Green Sun Hotel, Makati through an event named “Supreme 10/10 Party”. No less than global superstars, Sandara Park and Mario Maurer have graced the event donned in blue and white with healthy and moisturized hair, free from visible flakes and dandruff. Chie Filomeno, Janina Manipol, An Estrada, En Estrada, Michelle Dy, Cha Ocampo, Haley Dasovich, and Kianna Dy have been also named as the new Head and Shoulders Suprême Ambassadors. These women show everyone that lusciously soft, dandruff-free hair is now possible. Equally proud of their dandruff-free hair are fellow ambassadors Nico Bolzico and Jeron Teng.

“I’ve always wanted to keep my hair flake-free, but anti-dandruff shampoos could be harsh on the hair. I’m so happy with Head & Shoulders Suprême! It’s given me super-soft, beautiful and clean hair while leaving my scalp healthy,” said Sandara.

“I’m amazed at how my hair is so clean, without being dry and stringy. I didn’t know this was possible,” concluded Sandara.

Purchase Head & Shoulders Suprême is available in all major supermarkets, sari-sari stores, drugstores, and convenience stores nationwide, as well as on ecommerce at http://www.lazada.com.ph/head-and-shoulders-official-store/

For more information about Head & Shoulders, visit www.headandshoulders.ph and follow Head & Shoulders on Facebook.

Bhenz Benig is a BS Food Technology student from UP Diliman, the content creator behind confessionsofaprince.tumblr.com. He is a Korean culture enthusiast; a lover of K-pop, K-drama, K-food and K-beauty. During his free time, he likes to shoot photos of everything under the sun and post it on his IG account @bhenztagram.

Food and Restaurant Reviews, Lifestyle

I ATE GELATO FOR ONE WEEK – Koibito’s Gelato in Lipa

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I don’t refer to myself as a food-snob but there’s something about ice cream that I don’t like. It lacks depth, creaminess, flavor, and texture. That’s the difference between Gelato and Ice Cream. Ever since Koibito’s Gelato open shopped, just right below where I go to the gym. I couldn’t help but drop by! So I’m sharing with you some of my favorites and recommendations!

What is Gelato?

While ice cream legally has a minimum of 10 percent fat, gelato is made with a greater proportion of whole milk to cream, so it contains more like five to seven percent fat. Because gelato is churned at a slower speed than ice cream, it’s denser because less air is whipped into the mixture. (Gelato contains about 25 to 30 percent air, while ice cream can contain as much as 50 percent air) Finally, while ice cream is typically served frozen, gelato is typically stored and served at a slightly warmer temperature, around 15˚F, so it’s not quite completely frozen.

Koibito’s World of Gelato is located at the ground level of High 5 Square, JP Laurel Highway Lipa, Batangas

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Brought my favorite people with me

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They rotate flavors, but usually keep the best sellers. It comes in Premium and Regular.

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My sister had 2 different flavors. She chose Nutella and Tiramisu

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It had real biscuit chunks and you can taste the nutella pronouncely

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YOU MUST TRY THEIR BISCOFF MILK SHAKE

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It’s not too sweet, and super addicting. It’s a piece of heaven I tell you!

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Macho Kid’s favorite is their Cookies & Cream gelato on a stick

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If you’re craving for something creamy and cool. Grabe a cup of Gelato from Koibito! It’s having a taste of Italy in Lipa 🙂

 

Travel Diaries, Uncategorized

3 Tips on How to Travel with Your Dog

3 Tips on How to Travel With Your Dog

As much as I can, I always way to make sure that I bring my dog while I’m out. Not only does it bring me peace knowing he’s safe! After all, it’s so much more fun to go out with my furry friend, exploring different places together. But I know how difficult it is to travel around the world, whether it’s by car or plane. So from the moment you pack dog food  down to keep him calm during the ride, I’ll be showing you four helpful tips to help you out!

How to Travel With Your Dog

1. Before Traveling

Make sure that you have your dog checked by the veterinarian to assure that your furry friend is healthy. His vaccinations are up to date, and you should get his records in case you need to show it to officials. Also, purchase any medication needed and identification, from travel documents, tags, or even consider a microchip for a permanent form of identification. Make sure that you pack the proper dog food and other accessories he may need for comfort and safety.

2. Investing In Good Crates

Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, it’s best to invest in a good crate to keep your dog in one place but still comfortable. The crate should be big enough for your dog to stand, sit, or lie down in. It should also be leak-proof and strong enough, with the proper grip and walls. Ensure ventilation and that there are food and comfortable mats inside, as well as his favorite toys.

3. Keeping Your Dog Calm

Your dog may feel agitated before the travel, so make sure that he is well-hydrated but on an empty stomach to avoid air or car sickness. Let him get used to the ride by driving him around a few times. Train him to be well-behaved and always clean up after him if ever he makes a mess. Be considerate of others while traveling!

In Conclusion

Traveling with your dog isn’t a ton of work. As long as you are acquainted with what to pack and how the process goes, you and your best friend will have the time of your life exploring!

I hope that this article on how to travel with your dog helped you out. So don’t wait any longer and start planning your next trip today.

If you have any questions or would like to share your tips and experiences on traveling with your dog, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.

Lifestyle, Tech Thursdays

Safe Gift Ideas for Anyone on your List!

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Are you having a dilemma and have no idea what gift to give? People are sick of getting ballpens, notebooks, paperclips, or any other office supply you can think of! Here are safe gift ideas that people will actually USE and APPRECIATE. Modern gifts for millenials and more.

 Safe Gift Ideas for Anyone on your List!

#1 USB Mobile Cable

Admit it or not. We either break these or lose these. I for one keep on buying this 4-5 times in a year despite taking care if it. Your friend will appreciate an extra USB cable in case of emergencies.

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#2 Socks

The difference between the USB cable and socks is that when we lose socks. We just lose one. Almost everyone wears socks everyday why not give the gift of funky feet.

 

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#3 Body Wash

Safe, and totally not useless. Everyone wants a huge bottle of body wash in the shower in case they’re lazy to go full-on with a soap bar. If you want to make it look extra fancy, you can get those luxe body washes in Rustan’s or go grab some at Bath and Body Works or Victoria’s Secret.

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#4 Soft Fluffy Blankets

Make your friend embrace the child within and give him/her a fluffy blanket that will remind us of cuddles and warm hugs.

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#5 Powerbanks

In this modern age where we must always be connected. That our mobile devices are already part of our bodies, getting enough battery power to last us through the day is a MUST. For a heavy user, you can never have enough of power banks.

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#6 Cleansing Wipes

In the car, office and even at home. Having an ample stock of cleansing wipes can be a savior in emergencies. No one hates having too much wipes!

 

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#7 Earphones

Based on personal experience, it doesn’t matter if your sound buds are high-end or low end when we’re gonna lose it anyway. Sure, we take care of it. Just like USB cables we either break it by too much travel or lose it. Your friend will thank you for this!

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#8 Bath Towels

Last but not the least. Bath towels. Everyone deserves a fresh sheet every bath. I remember the time back in college when I stayed in my aunt’s house and I only owned 3 towels. So I used 1 for like 1 week without changing it. Talk about unhygienic! Your friend will love you and no one can ever have enough of fresh bath towels! (Get the large one ha hindi yung good morning towel LOL)

 

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