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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas 2014 Gift Guide: Yosi Samra Holiday Collection

Tried and tested, a pair of Yosi Samra flats are always  a great gift idea. Yes, even for the girl who has almost everything.

 Samara in Matte Waxed Croco - Aspen Green, Denim Blue, Ginger, Chili Red, Mulberry, Biscuit

Because a girl can't get enough of pretty and comfortable flats maybe? 

When I am unsure of what to give my best girl friends, sisters or in-laws, I know a new color of Yosi Samras, something they don't have yet, will do the trick! That or I give them gift certificates to get themselves a new pair of Yosi Samra, so they are at liberty to choose what they like, heehee.

There are plenty of new designs from Holiday 2014 that I bet you, you'd personally want to add to your collection. Check out these pairs I found at their store. It's really so much different seeing these up close vs. seeing them in the lookbook the last time! 

Happy Shopping! Wink, Wink!

 Orly in Smoke, Tawny Port and Teal

 Samara in Metallic Leather - Pewter and Bronze

Samara in Soft Patent Leather - Oxford Blue, Smoke, Tawny Port

 Samara in Kid Suede - Rose Cloud, Dark Whiskey, Oxford Blue, Black

 Samantha in Tumbled Metallic Leather and Desert Snake Leather

Abbey in White Giraffe, White/Black, Natural Wildcat

For stock availability and reservations, contact your nearest Yosi Samra branch: 

Yosi Samra Abreeza Davao, 0915-4797156
Yosi Samra Alabang Town Center, 0915-4797133
Yosi Samra Ayala Center Cebu, 0926-6725001
Yosi Samra Glorietta 4, 0915-4797192
Yosi Samra Rockwell Powerplant Mall, 0915-4797138
Yosi Samra SM Aura Premier, 0915-4797121
Yosi Samra SM City Cebu, 0927-3250166
Yosi Samra SM Mall of Asia, 0915-4797127
Yosi Samra SM Megamall, 0915-4797155
Yosi Samra Trinoma, 0915-4797142
Yosi Samra Gas, Greenbelt 3, 0915-4797224

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MFO’s Verdict On: Lactacyd Cool & Fresh

I’ve been a Lactacyd user for years now, and I’ve always used this:

So it was with a bit of befuddlement when I couldn’t find it in my usual grocery store some weeks back. 

Instead, I was faced with a full range of product variations – Cool & Fresh, White Intimate, Revitalize, Lactacyd Protecting (the Original, re-packaged), and All Day Care – as in this package I received below: 

But hey, no complaints here! I actually am welcoming the new product line-up, because Lactacyd’s line of feminine hygiene products isn’t as clinical as it once was. It’s actually going the way of Lactacyd Toddler Tubs, which has an element of style and fun to it. The type where you’d actually look forward to bath time, because it’s such fun to use.

I’ve tried every single bottle I received above, and while it would take prolonged use to confirm the youth-reviving and whitening effects of said variants, and I can already vouch for the protecting and cleansing properties of Lactacyd, as I have been a repeat customer for over a decade now, I thought I should highlight Lactacyd Cool & Fresh, because if there’s a bottle worth trying, this is it! 

The Product: Lactacyd Cool & Fresh
The Promise: Stay cool and refreshed with Lactacyd Cool & Fresh.Escape feelings of stickiness or sweatiness as a result of excessive humidity, heat, and other environmental factors. Lactacyd Cool and Fresh puts an end to the discomfort with the cooling freshness of natural menthol essences.
  • Dermatologically tested safe
  • Enriched with refreshing menthol essences for a minty cool sensation
  • Provides feeling of freshness from sticky-feel within the day
  • Special formulation of natural milk lactoserum and lactic acid maintains pH balance of vagina 

Put to the Test: Following the instruction of using a thumb sized amount and using it as an external wash, I use it every time I shower, and true to its’ promise, the menthol in the product truly gives off a cool, refreshing feeling during and after rinsing. It’s almost like washing your privates with ice. But without the numbing 

Passing the Verdict: The minty feeling lasts well after I shower, but is gone by the time I am dressed. Which I think is just the right amount of time you’d want to feel cool down there. As with the other Lactacyd variants, it keeps me feeling clean and protected throughout the day. 

Practical Tip: I will totally stock up on this, especially during the summer months! 

Price: About Php99 for a 150ml bottle. 

Point of Sale: Lactacyd Cool & Fresh, as well at their entire range of feminine hygiene products are available at your favorite grocery stores, supermarkets and drug stores.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hello to SMART iPhone 6 + 6 Plus

With my fellow iPhone 6 users: Angela aka Donya Z of Zenutrients, Tita K and moi

The phone that Tita K is using above is the new iPhone 6 Plus. Bongga divah? The phone I am holding close to my chest is the new iPhone 6, big thanks to my blog sponsor, SMART Infinity!

Smart recently launched the new iPhones to its SMART Infinity clients/VIPs last November 13 at Salon de Ning, where Julie Carceller, SMART Infinity business group department head and James Chi, SMART Infinity Marketing Manager led the SMART Infinity VIP Welcome Night.

Julie Carceller and James Chi of SMART Infinity

As it turns out, it is a SMART Infinity tradition to reward their members with the first batch of Smart-released iPhones in the country, which is just fitting for their premium clients who expect nothing less than SMART Infinity's renowned aftersales service and premium perks and privileges.

Case in point: Premium Plan 8000 clients receive two iPhone 6 16GB or an iPhone 6 16GB and a Macbook Air. Wow.

Prestige Plan 5000 clients receive an iPhone 6 64GB or iPhone6 Plus 16GB plus Php5,000 worth of GCs or credits to their Monthly Service Fee.

The countdown to the launch was made more exciting with raffle prizes, gourmet food and live entertainment by Sabor Latino.

I rarely go out at night, but I have to admit, it was fun to be out that evening, enjoying the band's music with Dada, and excitedly awaiting my new phone. Wahaha.

Lola MFO "partying" with James Chi of SMART Infinity and Janice Villanueva aka Mommy Mundo

I was so excited I got a case right there at the event, even before I had the phone.

And when I finally got the phone, woohoo!

But I did not open it and tinker with it until I woke up in the morning, where I instantly loved the lighter feel and bigger screen.

The iPhone 6 launch was not all hype, I have to tell you. 

Just three days after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched to the public, this was what greeted me at the SMART Center in Shangri-la as I paid my bill.

For realz.

Want to upgrade to SMART Infinity, and get your hands on the new iPhone 6 phones? Click HERE.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mini Melissa + My Mini Me

Moms and our Mini Mes in Melissa and Mini Melissa

A few weeks ago, a couple of us moms and our little girls were invited to an afternoon of shoes and sweets, thanks to Mini Melissa!

The area right outside Geleia in Shangri-la East Wing was a happy riot, with girls, young and old, unable to decide on which pretty shoe we'd want to wear.

Berry tried on at least five pairs before deciding on the Mini Melissa Ultragirl + Minnie in pink.

Meanwhile, I couldn't decide between these Vivienne Westwood flats and these Ultragirl + J. Maskrey beauties!

But it wasn't all just shopping ok? We nibbled on cookies, and other treats. There was a gorgeous candy buffet too - that was eventually raided by a swarm of adorable little girls, you can just imagine the sugar rush that followed soon after.

We also did some crafty activities, like this felt passport holder, and played some games, where Berry and I got to bring home a very plushy play mat for her soon to come little bro. Oh, we were so pleased!

Part of the fun of the afternoon was that we got to play dress-up in matching outfits! Berry and I wore our signature striped shirts. A navy Saint James mariniere for me, and an orange breton shirt from J. Crew crewcuts for Berry. Perfect for a colorful little girl!

Let me tell you, Berry's Mini Melissas are her current favorite pair these days. Not only are they super cute, they're very comfortable too! It's the only thing she ever wears now, when she's not wearing her school shoes, or her PE rubber shoes. Pinky swear!

Watch out for their new designs, coming out this month and in December! There's plenty to like!

There's even a "My First Mini Melissa", the most adorable present any doting Tita or Ninang can give a newborn baby girl!

Mini Melissa Shoes are available at Geleia (ATC, Trinoma, Mall of Asia, Shangri-la, SM Aura, Greenbelt 5, Magnolia, Megamall), Rustans (Makati, Shangri-la, Alabang Town Center), Mothercare (Greenbelt 5, GLorietta 4, BGC Active Fun, Magnolia, Shangri-la, Eastwood, Trinoma), Flatshop Eastwood and Greenhills, selected Shoe Salon stores, and at Shoe Thing (High Street, Greenbelt 5, Trinoma, Eastwood, Lucky Chinatown)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas 2014 Gift Guide: Rabeanco

Who says smooshy leather bags have to break the bank? Not so with Rabeanco.

If you want a good quality everyday bag, this is your go-to label. 

This makes a wonderful gift for yourself, for your sister who is just starting on her corporate career, or for your mom, especially if she's not the type splurge on a designer bag, but appreciates the quality of one.

Seam Satchel - Mellow leather satchel. Motif seams on both sides and base. Lined with canvas in contrasting colour. Zip closure on top. Adjustable and detachable shoulder strap. 

Geometric Hobo Bag - Smooth leather hobo bag. Adjustable and detachable handle and shoulder straps. Magnetic closure on top.
Feather Hobo Bag - Soft leather hobo bag. Zip pockets on both sides in the front. 

Luna Mini Bag - Smooth leather mini shoulder bag. Zip closures on top. Adjustable and detachable chain strap. Versatile to wear as cross body bag. 

Geo Mini Bag - Sturdy leather box shaped small shoulder bag. Adjustable and detachable shoulder strap. Zip closure on top. 

Cosmos Clutch - Saffiano leather large clutch. Interior in contrasting colour. Multiple card compartments. Pocket at front panel. 

Rabeanco Philippines has gone on to open 3 stores since they first came to Manila in 2012 - in SM Aura, Trinoma and Shangri-la East Wing, to the delight of fans of this Hong Kong leather goods label, known for the quality of their leather, and their contemporary designs that could easily be compared to luxe leather goods side by side, and not pale in comparison.

Fore more on Rabeanco, email rabeanco@istilacompanhia.com, follow @rabeanco on Instagram and Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rabeanco
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