Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it - Confucius

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Alex Gonzaga for Parachute Bags

Alex Gonzaga has been named the new endorser for Parachute Bags. The star who had recently left the Pinoy Big Brother house appeared in Parachute billboards, print and digital ads. 

Just like Parachute bags, Alex embodies fashion, chic and talent.  She is also wholesome yet cool and fun and is an amazing entertainer as well.    

Her campaign will be tied to the launch of new Parachute Fashion + Function campaign featuring the latest collection of Parachute.    The Parachute brand is always about form, fashion and function. 

Parachute bags started as foldable and convertible eco bags for easy storage.  This year’s launch focused more on functional compartments and pockets making the bags not only nifty and clever but great, functional organizer bags.  

Bags are available online at zalora.com, lazada.com, www.shopparachutebags.com , Rustans Department Stores – children’s accessories department, Robinson’s Department Store ladies department– Galleria and Filinvest, Metro Gaisano (Market Market and Colon), Lee Plaza Dumaguete City, Felcris Davao, Gaisano Cagayan and selected stores nationwide.

(Press Release)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Kipling Concept Store in the North

Buying a Kipling bags and or accessories is a lot easier now for those who live in the north area, like Bulacan, Tarlac and the nearby provinces, as Kipling opened their newest Kipling Concept Store in SM Clark Pampanga.

Nestled on sleek ceramic and wooden frames, drawers and gondolas are the store’s main attraction – the hottest collection of handbags, totes, carry-alls, backpacks and luggage in various shapes, sizes and prints. Nearby are clusters of colorful mirrors helping customers envision themselves strutting away with their favorite Kipling bags. Bright, polychromatic poufs are likewise on hand offering a comfortable seating should customers get a little tired from bag fitting and shopping. 

Reflecting Kipling’s desire to encourage discovery and exploration, the concept store also features a ‘Whimsy Wall’, where ideas, inspirations, special moments, and messages can be posted and shared so the store and customers can connect and become an engaged community. 

The House of Kipling has put together all these elements and details to allow shoppers to have a personal and intimate feel of Kipling bags, which will be their companions as they work, play and travel. Come visit the monkey at its new concept stores at SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, SM Clark in Pampanga and The District North Point in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Kipling's Spring 2014 Collection

Inspired by the vibrant deckchair stripes as seen on the catwalks, Kipling’s SoSalsa and PartyLicious collection presents a bold new print for the style season and the heat of the Brazilian carnival. 

Earn your stripes with these trendy bags in striped print and dramatic black accents to offset the brighter hues. Compact but not less colour packed – try the Joana, a ‘petite’ shoulder bag that’s perfect for all your little essentials in the daily cha cha cha of city living.  For something more spacious, check out the collection’s stand out shoulder tote with removable strap, the Alezia. 

You’ll be feeling the orange crush with key style Partylicious in Dazzling Beige. Zigzag chevron accents and a cute tassel front zipper complete the carnival vibes of this summer-ready shopper. 

With room for all your day-to-night gear, our signature removable shoulder strap and functional fabric, this is the bag to bring a whole lot of sunshine to your daily look. From peppery reds to a different beige, create your own colour code with bags that are all designed to inject a little crackle and pop to your daily wardrobe and bring out the city seƱorita in you!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Harnn is now in the Philippines

Harnn, a leading Asian brand of body care and home spa productsnches is now in the Philippines with 2 branches that sets the new standard for a new contemporary luxury lifestyle.  HARNN’s retail stores captures the spirit of traditional herbal medicine shop but with a luxurious flare.  

The Asian artistic heritage is reflected in each of HARNN’s award-winning product and packaging designs, making each piece a contemporary luxury designed to enrich your everyday life.

Apart from HARNN skincare and home spa products, HARN Products Co., Ltd. launched VUUDH home fragrance collection and TICHAA organic white mulberry herbal infusion to create a total wellness experience in line with the HARNN’s holistic philosophy to wellbeing.
HARNN has become a world leading Natural Home Spa product brand with exclusive concept shops and flagship stores in 15 countries.  

To know more about HARNN, please visit our web site at www.harnn.com or visit HARNN retail stores located at:  
G/F Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
2/F SM Megamall A, Mandaluyong Cit

Jasmine Collection - Natural Beauty

Jasmine is one of the most treasured blossoms throughout civilizations of Asia and Asia Minor. In Asia, Jasmine is the traditional flower for making delicate and fragrant garland for offerings to deities as well as for use in auspicious occasion to present to respected elders as symbol of humility. In Thailand, Jasmine symbolizes the purity of mother’s love and care for her children. The aromatherapy effect of Jasmine essential oil is unsurpassed emotional tonics. The sensuously rich and exotic aroma of Jasmine essential oil is cleansing, uplifting and purifying.


Cymbopogon Collection - Restore Natural Skin Balance

The union of East and West creates a synthesis of ultimate delight with the concoction of Lemongrass and Lavender.  The zesty citrus aroma of pure Lemongrass essential oils is balanced with the sweet and refreshing scent of pure Lavender essential oil for a unique Eurasian fragrance. Lemongrass, Cymbopogon flexuosus, is native to South and Southeast Asia.  Traditionally use to provide fragrance for food and drinks. Asians have discovered Lemongrass natural antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammation properties and have used Lemongrass extensively in traditional herbal medicine and ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine.  Lavender, Lavandula Angustifolia originated from Asian Minor with first recorded use during Greek civilization and expanded usage during the Roman Empire.  Lavender possesses a sweet and refreshing scent with natural antiseptic and anti-inflammation properties as well as calmative and aid restful sleep.

Oriental Rose Collection - Enhance Natural Skin Tone

HARNN Oriental Rose collection utilizes pure Chinese Rose essential oil for the rich and mesmerizing natural fragrance.  Key active ingredients utilize high technology in processing natural ingredient to create nano seaweed extract from Rhodymenia Palmate (red seaweed) and Ulva Lactuca (green seaweed) to maximize effectiveness in stimulating Collagen and Elastin production for younger looking skin with natural anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant properties to reduce signs of aging.  Nanospheres Coenzyme Q10 combines with Phoshlipid from Soybean and Carrageenans from Seaweed help deliver nourishment deep into your epidermis for most effective moisturizing experience.

Tropical Wood Collection - Absolute Age-Defying Body Care

Tropical Wood Collection balances pure essential oil of Sandalwood and Orange Blossom to create soothing and refreshing scent yet calming aroma. The Fresh Cells extracting actives from nature enriched with vitamins and antioxidant properties. NanoWhite Technology helps reduce dark spots and skin discolorations from today harmful environment.

To capture the natural fragrance of Jasmine, delicate flowers are collected by hand as soon as they open at night and before dawn when the essential oil will evaporate by the heat of the sun.  The essential oil is extracted from delicate blossoms through a process known as effleurage by laying Jasmine blossoms on panes of fat covered glass to absorb every molecule of essential oils.  The process is repeated daily with fresh flowers until the fat is thoroughly saturated with the essential oils. This volatile organic compound is diluted with solvent to extract pure Jasmine essential oil used in HARNN's Jasmine Collection.   20,000,000 is the number of Jasmine Sambac blossoms required to product one liter of Jasmine essential oil for HARNN’s Jasmine Collection of hair and body care products to pamper and tantalize your senses with all natural active ingredients, such as, Pomegranate, Rice Germ Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, and Aloe Vera to nourish, moisturize and clarify your body and mind.

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Great Brazilian Madness at Trinoma Activity Center

On October 10-13 at Trinoma Activity Center, The Great Brazilian Madness happening  with their biggest sale event of the year with 80% mark down and 50% as the lowest discount that you will find. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Supermodel Helena Christensen Kipling’s New Collection

For its Fall 13 Collection, Kipling collaborated with supermodel Helena Christensen, forging a new, exciting range of trendy and functional tote bags and pouches that feature the respective distinctions of its designers.  

One of the world’s most photographed faces, Helena Christensen’s vibrant career kicked off when she represented Denmark in   the 1986 Miss Universe pageant. She then successfully conquered the fashion world, became a photographer, a mother, and a global ambassador for an international humanitarian organization.  With travel being a key part of her work life, Kipling has been one of her companions through the years. Thus, it was only natural that this personal relationship with the brand has blossomed into a professional collaboration.

Also, Helena truly embodies the spirit of a Kipling woman - with her multi-faceted career and a personal style anchored on her mixed Danish and Scandinavian lineage, her love for the electric rush of city life, most especially her love for family. 

These resonate in Kipling’s Helena Christensen collection; furthermore, captures those little inspirations and special moments that stand out in her life.    The medium rose bag is the focus of the collection, with the elegant photo-print design taken from one of Helena’s personal favourite shots. The vintage feel and dusky pink shade represent Helena’s passion for capturing unique beauty – no two roses are the same, after all – whilst the trademark Kipling structure ensures a tote that is as timelessly practical as it is striking. Elsewhere, the collection evokes Helena’s innate feel for vintage fabrics, with touches of laceprint alongside classic tan leather. Sure to be loved is the leather clutchshape that can be worn in several ways – perfect for those non-stop super women just like Helena everywhere. 

The collaboration between Kipling and Helena is indeed a perfect fit.  Helena relates“Kipling is a brand that I have used for so many years; it’s a part of my travel. Working with the design team has been a great eye-opener, understanding and appreciating all the elements to consider in order to make a bag durable and long lasting whilst having true credentials in style and being fashion led.”

Furthermore, Kipling vice president for product and design Tina Debo accounts, “Helena is a woman who not only looks good but more importantly knows what she loves and knows exactly how to bring the right touch and feel to our products. At Kipling we like this straight-forward and honest approach as for us it is all about bringing a well-made, functional but stylish bag that works for all busy and confident women out there.”  Kipling bags play a part in the everyday lives of more than 35 million women in 67 countries throughout the world. Kipling accompanies these women to work, on their trips, whilst playing sports and on their evenings out.

Check out the bags designed by Helena Christensen and the rest of the Kipling Fall 13 Collection this October, which also includes Mixte, a line of basic yet timeless bags featuring a chic mix of neutrals and textural twists; and Vivy, which consists of colorful snake kaleidoscope prints with leather handles and metal details.  The Helena Christensen Collection is exclusively available at selected SM boutiques nationwide. Log on to Kipling Philippines on Facebook to find out more about her and Kipling and the global photo contest at http://www.kipling.com/helenachristensen.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Uh-oh, August…have you come with many dark skies ahead?
Mr. Sun seems to be on the run these days. While the scorching weather has tamed, the clouds have erupted with occasionally angry showers. Sometimes, try as we may to keep a sunny outlook, the weather sets a gloomy tone, and can remind us of things we may have regretted in the past. Some mistakes we have made – like a slip or an unintentional fall – can result to a few unwanted scars we’d rather keep to ourselves.

Let the rain wash away the things you want to forget.
Who wants a scar to remind them of a past mistake? Perhaps it was a result of an embarrassing fall in public, an accidental slip because of the slippery sidewalk (darn rain!), or a burn from boiling water for that mug of hot cocoa and marshmallows. While some memories are worth keeping, a scar left behind isn’t always a favorite remembrance.

Different types of scars:
Raised or hypertrophic scar – confined to the area of the original skin injury; forms after the healing of the wound and is caused by overproduction of connective tissue fibers; tends to bulge and protrude above level of surrounding skin

Keloid – Also results from overproduction of connective tissue fibers and tend to bulge above the level of the surrounding skin beyond the original wound edges
After the rain comes sunshine – and on better days, a rainbow!
Summer’s long gone – but this shouldn’t dampen your sprits! Don’t let any scar keep you from hiding under your umbrella. Turn your rainy days into the best days of your life! Let the rain showers erase the past and open your heart to better, brighter days. Now you can, with Contractubex! Contractubex is a clinically proven treatment that combines the triple action of Cepae Extract, Heparin and Allantoin to help reduce the appearance of these unsightly marks on your skin.
You may notice that there are several other scar treatments available in the market today. What makes Contractubex different from other silicone-based scar treatments is that its ingredients help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive scar formation. Its water-soluble ointment base allows active ingredients to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin.
1. Cepae Extract
 - obtained from onions
- anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effect
- reduces swelling and prevents excessive growth of connective tissue

2.    Heparin
        - loosens the tissue structure
        - anti-inflammatory effect
        - hydrates scar tissue
3. Allantoin
- encourages wound healing
- has a soothing effect
Contractubex comes in a gel form that makes for its easy application on the skin. Just gently massage Contractubex on the affected area 3-4 times a day or as prescribed by your doctor.  Results may be seen after at least 3 months of use. You’ll know that Contractubex is working when you notice a reduction in redness, relief of tension and less itching on the scar area. Contractubex works best when applied to fresh scars, when the wound has closed or when the sutures have been removed.
Don’t lose hope when you don’t see results early on. Contractubex works slowly but efficiently in improving your scar. As long as you follow instructions carefully, and are consistent in applying it on your scars, you’ll soon be free from the past – and be a completely new YOU, just like a rainbow after the storm!
Meet the women who have tried Contractubex, and be inspired by their triumph over scars.

Meet the women who have tried Contractubex, and be inspired by their triumph over scars.

Janice Lagman is a twenty-five year old nurse and taekwondo national athlete from Quezon City. After undergoing surgery on her right knee in 2010, she was left with a scar from the operation. Since that time, she thought she would always feel self-conscious wearing anything that revealed that mark on her leg. Her surgeon, Dr. Marc Castro, gave her samples of Contractubex, and instructed her to apply it twice a day. Janice used the product for two months, and was extremely satisfied with the results. She has now updated her wardrobe with numerous skirts and short dresses, thanks to Contractubex.
Contractubex Success Stories: “We’ve moved on!”

Belle Gascon is the owner of Skye High Fashion, an online store of imported fashion finds. She had a head injury which left a scar on her forehead after the operation. After that, she felt very conscious and her self-esteem was low. There was a time when she did not have her pictures taken nor go out with friends as often as before. She coped by wearing bangs to hide the scar. Good thing Belle’s doctor helped her recover by recommending Contractubex. After several months of use, the results were visible and she gained her confidence back. She’s now enjoying her time with friends and is not afraid to post selfies because of Contractubex.

Anica Mayo is a 26-year old mom who works as a Senior Brand Corporate Specialist in a telecom company. Giving birth is a rewarding and beautiful experience, but this left her with a Caesarian section scar. After her operation, she could not enjoy wearing summer outfits such as hanging tops or bikinis. She thought it was going to take a long time for her scar to become less visible. She tried different remedies but none of them worked until a friend suggested to her to use Contractubex. The results were surprising and ever since then, she has regained her self-esteem!

Product Overview of Contractubex
What is Contractubex?

Contractubex® is an anti-scar gel that helps lighten, flatten and soften scars. It also helps make the scar smoother and more pliable.
How does it work?

Contractubex® exerts a softening and smoothing effect on hypertrophic scars and keloids, painful and cosmetically disfiguring scars, burns and contractures.
Contractubex® contains 3 complementary active ingredients:
1. Extractum cepae  (special onion extract) has anti-inflammatory, bactericidal properties and prevents the formation of excessive scar tissue.
2. Heparin softens the tissue structure, has anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling and hydrating properties
3. Allantoin promotes wound healing, hydrates the skin and has a soothing effect which helps relieve the itching often associated with scar formation

How is Contractubex® applied?

Ideally, Contractubex® gel should be gently massaged 3-4x daily for at least 3 months. Apply only to wounds that are already closed. Start at the centre and work towards the edges, massaging the gel gently into the scar. Continue with a small, circular motion until Contractubex® is completely absorbed.

How soon can I see results?

Depending on the degree and size of the existing scar or contracture, treatment will be necessary for several weeks. Good results can be achieved after consistent application for at least 3 months.

How long should I continue to apply Contractubex®?
You can continue the treatment up to a year, if necessary.

Can children be treated with Contractubex®?
There are studies on the efficacy of Contractubex® in pediatric patients and showed no side effects on children. However, parents must consult their doctor prior to using Contractubex® on their children
Can Contractubex® be used for old scars?
It may be used for old scars however, results may be inconclusive and there might be a need for prolonged length of application.
What are the available preparations for Contractubex?
Contractubex® is sold in 10 g and 20 g gel.

Where can you buy Contractubex?
Contractubex® is available in all leading drugstores nationwide. It retails for Php 550 for 10g gel and Php 970 for 20g gel in Mercury Drug.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Mesoestetic's W+

Mesoestetic, W+ threefold action:

Whitening and Lightening: it inhibits the enzymes involved in the melanin synthesis processes, while at the same time stimulating cell renewal, removing melanin accumulations.  It makes skin tone uniform and lightens it, attenuating the appearance of dark spots.

Anti aging and moisturizing: enhances the natural skin barrier. It minimizes the pore size and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

Preventive and protective: powerful antioxidant action. It protects from UV rays and pollution.
This skin care innovations is from Barcelona, Spain and W+ is available only in Dermatologist clinics.

Find out more about Mesoestetic® Philippines: