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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Renan Pacson's Week-end Sale

For fashion savvy gals and guys, you might want to check out Renan Pacson's Designer Bazaar happening from June 15-17 (9am to 7pm) at Sunview Palace, MH Del Pilar corner TM Kalaw, Ermita, Manila

Some of Renan's works worn by popular peeps...

PHOTO SOURCE: Renan Pacson's FB Page

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wear Charlie Unveiled

Yesterday, at Puzzle Mansion Bed and Breakfast, Wear Charlie was unveiled to the media. 

Wear Charlie is a character the designer created to represent her personal style.  It features ready-to-wear clothes she designed and a styled collection she hand picked and put together herself. Also, part of the brand’s services is doing custom made designs for its clients.  Some of her clients are notable celebrities like Danica Sotto-Pingris and Kristine Hermosa for their special events and TV guestings.
She also design clothes for pregnant women, daywear and evening wear, and the whole collection is categorized according to themes.  These themes represent her different style moods.  This allows Wear Charlie guests to choose what they feel like wearing and shop freely exploring their own sense of style.
What makes Wear Charlie unique?
ñ It is a personalized shopping experience when you buy in Wear Charlie.  Whether you shop online, at the Wear Charlie Closet (showroom), or at the Wear Charlie bazaar booth, you’d be able to get on hand tips on how to wear and mix and match your purchases with your existing wardrobe.  For online shoppers, all you need to do is send a message and the designer gladly share with you ideas on how to style your outfits over the phone, through email, facebook or twitter.
ñ It has featured outfit options that the designer pick out that changes weekly/by weekly giving Wear Charlie guests the leisure of buying an already paired outfit or an idea on how to style their similar clothes from their wardrobe.
ñ The thematic categories makes it easier for Wear Charlie guests to know what they want to buy and how they can match them, and it encourages them to try explore other styles of clothing
ñ It has a blog section where the designer regularly write about Wear Charlie, her designs, styling and personal anecdotes of her journey to a fashion-filled happy life.
ñ The website also has a special section that features those who are in Wear Charlie and the messages and feedback its guests sends Wear Charlie and myself.
ñ Wear Charlie has a comfortable and unique showroom called the “Wear Charlie’s Closet” where you can freely try on the clothes and have a private styling session and shopping experience.
ñ Besides making custom made clothes for its clients, Wear Charlie can also alter and adjust your Wear Charlie clothes for you.
ñ Wear Charlie also gives out special promos, discounts and freebies and you may even also give a Wear Charlie gift certificate to a friend or loved one as a gift.
ñ Wear Charlie follows trends but also promotes clothes that are classic, basic and would fit the body well.
ñ More importantly, Wear Charlie always has the customers in mind when it creates and sells its pieces.  What’s more important is to have happy customers stepping out of the showroom or signing out of the website feeling awesome and confident in the clothes they’re wearing.

The Themes:

1. Summer Time Love
ñ  The Summertime Love Collection is characterized by everything spring and summer- bright and fun colors, flowers, happy patterns, beach and vacation wear.

2. Casual Sundays
ñ  The Casual Sunday Collection features Wear Charlie’s casual wear- shorts, dresses and comfy tops. Certainly, where else would you wear your comfiest cute clothes but the park? Thus each piece in this collection is named after famous parks around the globe.

3. Nomad
ñ  The Nomad Collection features the rough and rugged style and travelers comfort clothing of Wear Charlie. The names of this collection is inspired by Nomadic Tribes.

4. Sail Away
ñ  Sail Away features Wear Charlie’s nautical collection focusing mostly on red, blue, yellow and black hues as well as striped patterned and solid colored ensembles. This nautical collection is named after actual coasts around the world.

5. Somewhere in Time
ñ  Somewhere in Time features Wear Charlie’s vintage and classic collection focusing on neutral colors, laces, classic cuts and timeless patterns. And what better name to call these pieces but after classic stylish women themselves. The names in this collection are taken after style icons of the 20s-70s.

6. Date Night
ñ  The Date Night collection features Wear Charlie’s outfit options for your first date, girls’ night out, anniversary, engagement party, wedding and other dressy events. The names in this collection are taken after the streets New York City.

7. Pea in a Pod
ñ  This collection features Wear Charlie’s pregnancy and post pregnancy wear, and styles for full figured women. Most pieces in this collection are empire cut, gartered or loose.

The Designer:

Born and raised in the Philippines, Jessica Gallegos is the 11th among 12 children.  She has become exposed to the field of art at a very young age performing in theater, commercial modeling, singing and hosting the children’s junior Probe team “5 and up. After majoring in Early Childhood Education at University Asia and the Pacific, she migrated to New York and pursued her career as a teacher. 

Her love for fashion was apparent  even at age 5 . She told us, that  she already knew how to mix and match her clothes at that age. With much love for the arts, she studied make up and ventured into styling and eventually started Wear Charlie early this year.

View more photos HERE

Friday, May 11, 2012

ClariFirm at Envie

The skin’s natural process of regeneration usually starts to slow down in our mid-twenties. Thus, it is important to take extra care of the skin once one hit this stage.  After the LipoExpress Treatment at Envie Slim and Sculpt, Lani and I were treated to try ClariFirm.

ClariFirm is NOT your ordinary Facial treatment. It uses a special machine that delivers substances through the use of electrical polarity. Thus, the substance has 70% higher efficiency compared to the same substance only applied to the skin the usual way. ClariFirm is recommended for all skin types. This treatment restores this process, hence giving you young skin—again. This treatment has a strengthening, firming and lifting effect. Blood circulation is increased and the skin’s natural process in cell regeneration is improved. Clarifirm can be done to anyone except for pregnant women and people with pacemakers 


ClariFirm is a combination of 4 treatments—Skin Scrubber, Iontophoresis, Ultrasound and Micro Current Lifting.

Skin Scrubber Effects
·         Decomposes sebum and sterilizes
·         Stimulates and activates collagen production
·         Scaling
·         Lifting
·         Dissolves melanin
·         Micro-massage

 Iontophoresis  Effects

·         Skin rejuvenation
·         Reduces scarring
·         Reduces fine wrinkles
·         Treats post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation and Melasma
·         Prevents skin-ageing

Ultrasound Effects
·         Fat decomposition by the strong vibration
·         Improves blood circulation
·         Lymphatic drains
·         Skin rejuvenation
·         Lifting
·         Relief of muscle spasms

Micro Current Lifting Effect

Micro current action activates the skin fiber therefore reducing wrinkles, improving elasticity, firming and lifting the skin. It increases skin elasticity by strengthening the connective tissue of collagen and elastin fibers.

See the difference: 
After just one treatment,  skin clarity, texture and firmness is noticeable.

Before ClariFirm

After ClariFirm

See and feel the difference by visiting Envie Slim and Sculpt at Unit A-2 ITC Commercial Complex, Panay Avenue, corner Timog, Quezon City. Contact numbers: 709-4116, 351-0143, 0918-659 3553. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

LipoXpress at Envie Slim and Sculpt

Using my Enjoy Philippines Card, I invited Lani at Envie Slim and Sculpt to try out the free LipoX that is included in my coupons. Upon entrance to the door, we were warmly greeted by the staff and politely offered a glass of water. Then we were asked to fill-up a form. 

LipoX is a safe technique used to melt stubborn fats and contour the body. This procedure is recommended for men or women over 18 who desire a more attractive body who do not want to undergo the traditional liposuction.  People with conditions like Pacemakers,  Kidney Disease, Pregnant,  Epilepsy, Lactating, Hemophilia, Metal implants, Tumor, Diabetes are not advised to undergo Lipo X.


1. Weighing, get the body mass, waistline, hips etc.

2. A cooling gel will be applied to the targeted area

3. Breaking down of stubborn fats using LipoX
 This procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes

Most commonly asked questions:

What is LipoX?

UltraSculpt is the latest in slimming and body sculpting technology today. It originated in Europe and is now being used in the USAustralia and some Asian countries. UltraSculpt is an advanced technology which uses ultrasonic waves to break down and melt stubborn fats that won’t go away even with diet and exercise. It is a clinically-proven and non-invasive procedure that gets rid of fats permanently.                                                                                              

How does it work?
LipoX is an advanced technology which uses ultrasonic waves to break down and melt stubborn fats that won’t go away even with diet and exercise. It disrupts and melts fats without affecting the surrounding tissue. It causes tons of microscopic air bubbles around lipocyte (fat cell) membranes with its resonant frequency. The bubbles will cause high pressure, and when the high pressure has reached lipocytes’ breaking point, the lipocytes membrane will break up instantly. The broken lipocytes will be then moved to the liver and safely metabolized out of the body. With this technology, it is now possible to achieve the curves that you’ve always wanted. It is a clinically-proven and non-invasive procedure that gets rid of fats permanently and sculpts the body to perfection.

Why choose LipoX over traditional Liposuction?

LipoX is a safer and non-invasive procedure. It has pinpoint accuracy that will melt only the target area. The most common problem areas that are suitable for LipoX are the abdomen area, thighs and back of the arms. Unlike traditional liposuction, LipoX does not leave an “uneven” look and no risk of asymmetry.  It also rids the body of cellulite which can’t be done with the traditional method.  
There is no downtime, no bruising, no swelling and no risk of ugly scarring. After the treatment, you can go back to your normal daily routine, no recovery period needed.
Are there any side effects?

The possible side effects are mild redness on the treated area, thirst, and nausea. These are all temporary. Drinking lots of water resolves it.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed varies on the size of the area to be treated. The average is 8 to 10 sessions (not exceeding thrice a week).

Men may need more sessions because of the different tissue structure.

When will I start seeing results?

Clinical studies have shown that in just one 40-minute treatment, patient can lose up to 2-4cm.
What happens to the melted fats?

The melted fats is excreted through the lymphatic system. You will be advised to drink at least 2 liters of water after the treatment to help the body flush the melted fats out.

How long do results last?

Once the fat is removed, it does not go back. The results are permanent provided you keep a healthy lifestyle and eat a balanced diet. A touch up is also recommended once or thrice every two or three months.

After the treatment, we were advised to drink at least 2-4 liters of warm water everyday for two days. This is important as the body will continue to eliminate fats for 48 hours. Lani and I lost inches from the waist and felt lighter.  To check how effective LipoXpress visit Envie Slim and Sculpt at Unit A-2 ITC Commercial Complex, Panay Avenue, corner Timog, Quezon City. Or call for appointment at 709-4116, 351-0143, 0918-6592553.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

IPANEMA’s Sassy New Collection

The IPANEMA Urban JungleRunway Show was a night  to remember as IPANEMA paraded its sassy new collection.

True to the happy and exotic vibe of the beaches of Brazil the brand has been known for since it has established itself back in 1971, the IPANEMA designs featured a refreshingly distinct mix of bright colors adorning striking and bold prints as well as vibrant and unique design patterns.


IPANEMA has truly been a bastion for flipflops not only in Brazil, but around the globe as well. Its long history speaks not only of reliability and high quality performance and service, but of innovation, and continuous improvements in styles and designs as well.  These fab sandals pride themselves with the supreme ease and comfort they provide to every foot with soles that are sublimely soft and perfectly padded.

For more information, visit the IPANEMA Philippines official Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/IpanemaPhilippines).

Monday, May 7, 2012

Be A Professional Make-Up Artist

aquillageProfessionnel offers community-based technical training programs for individuals who seek to become professional make up artists. Its academic format has been designed to offer training in make up artistry for both the novice and the experienced artist. Maquillage Professionnel also offers personal programs for those who wish to upgrade their personal make up skills. Its modules and methodology affords each trainee an understanding and mastery of the craft through lectures and demonstrations by the instructor, hands-on exercises, projects, and opportunities for practical work application. Participants shall also benefit from occasional insights into common techniques characteristic of the French method of make up and application styles from various regions around the world. This enables the participant to develop an international and cross-cultural perspective on make up artistry.

Dany Sanz began her career in the arts as a sculptor and a painter. She later became a creative force in theater and fashion productions. Eventually, she became the Principal of the prestigious French beauty academy, the Ecole Chauveau. Motivated by the lack of available cosmetic products necessary to execute the highly creative looks required by both theater and the fashion industry, Dany Sanz began MAKE UP FOR EVER in 1984. She wanted to create a range of high-quality products, representing a palette so extensive and diverse, with all the textures and colors that would allow a professional make-up artist to achieve with ease any effect necessary for any production. MAKE UP FOR EVER products are known for its multi-purpose, thoroughly-tested formulas and superior quality, easy-to-use products that are gentle to all skin types and races. MAKE UP FOR EVER products exceed expectations as each item is designed to deliver benefits that address specific the needs of its patrons, both professional make-up artists and the general public alike.
MAKE UP FOR EVER products are also known for their ability to address the clientele’s need for color-correction, smudge-proof and water-proof make up application, and cosmetics that deliver skin care benefits.
In 1999, MAKE UP FOR EVER became part of the luxury group, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. With LVMH, MAKE UP FOR EVER grew into a strong brand with a presence in 46 countries around the world.
Dany Sanz remains the creative force behind the brand, developing its innovative products and directing its development as the genuine brand of professional make up.

MAKE UP FOR EVER is available at:
· Level 3 Shangri-la Plaza Mall tel. no. 638-5702
· B:8 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global Taguig City tel. no. 856-5243
For more information, contact:
Diana Afable-Lorenzo Celine Gabriel Grace Ambrocio
Managing Director Director for Publicity and Press Relations
Marketing Executive
Mobile 0920.9085348 Mobile 0917.8362175 Mobile 0922.8642463
diana@brio-one.com celine_gabriel@yahoo.com grace@brio-one.com

(Contents above is a Press Release provide by Make Up For Ever)