ENTERTAINMENT | QUEEN MOTHER SALON PHOTO SHOOT

Here is a 60-second video featuring the behind the scenes of Karla Estrada's photoshoot for the Queen Mother Salon last November 6, 2017. https://youtu.be/c_suZTc6k8k I also came up with a longer version here. The Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada is Karla's newest business venture todate. The grand opening of the first branch was held … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | QUEEN MOTHER SALON PHOTO SHOOT

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FITNESS | SLEEP TO AVOID UNWANTED WEIGHT GAIN

To get myself started on this road to fitness, I began reading online about ways on how to maintain my weight aside from limiting my food intake. I foresee that I will not be able to help myself from eating like a horse in the coming days since the target for this year is to … Continue reading FITNESS | SLEEP TO AVOID UNWANTED WEIGHT GAIN

TRAVEL | PUERTO GALERA FEAT. ARKIPELAGO DIVERS on Youtube

Are you looking for a safe, fun and affordable scuba diving destination? Look no further. Here is a short video I did for Arkipelago Divers just because I enjoyed my stay with them so much.I must say that my whole experience with Arkipelago was memorable. Special thanks to Amy and Pedro Magsino of Arkipelago Divers. … Continue reading TRAVEL | PUERTO GALERA FEAT. ARKIPELAGO DIVERS on Youtube

EAT OR EEK?| WENDY’S SALAD BAR FOR ONLY P199 | ETC AP24

VERDICT: EAT For only P199, enjoy a single trip to Wendy's SM North EDSA Annex Salad Bar and get to choose (or not) from the following in filling your plate and appetite: 1. Russian Salad 2. Chicken Macaroni Salad 3. Pandan-flavored gelatin 4. Strawberry-flavored gelatin 5. Fruit cocktail 6. Cucumber 7. Lettuce 8. Tomatoes 9. … Continue reading EAT OR EEK?| WENDY’S SALAD BAR FOR ONLY P199 | ETC AP24

PERSONAL | MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Happy New Year my dear readers! I pray that we get the right answers to all our hearts' desires this 2018.   Every December, especially in recent years, I would come up with one... Yes... just one New Year's Resolution and made sure that I would stick by it and pull through in the next … Continue reading PERSONAL | MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

TRAVEL | LA UNION feat. THUNDERBIRD RESORTS & CASINO and PUGAD ADVENTURE

The year 2017 has been a year of self-discovery and transformation. It was when I have officially launched my online presence as a blogger through http://www.theskincareddict.com and vlogger via http://www.youtube.com/theskincareaddict. Being true to my core, I intially blogged and vlogged about skin care, hence, the pseudonym The Skin Care Addict or TSCA. Although I still … Continue reading TRAVEL | LA UNION feat. THUNDERBIRD RESORTS & CASINO and PUGAD ADVENTURE

EAT OR EEK? | CHEESE BURGER FOR ONLY P 109 BY ZARK’S BURGERS

VERDICT: EAT The Zark's Classic Burger priced at P 109 a piece is probably the biggest P 109 Cheeseburger I have ever seen! The burger bun comes with a quarter pound of ground beef, melted cheese and fresh lettuce and tomatoes. Now, I understand the reason for all the pandemonium in malls during Zark's Burgers' … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | CHEESE BURGER FOR ONLY P 109 BY ZARK’S BURGERS

EAT OR EEK? | PORK KATSU BY WATAMI | ETC EMV ATM

VERDICT: EAT For only P295.00, you will get a decent slice of pork meat, refillable Japanese rice and cabbage at Watami. ETCETERA Fresh from the province for the Christmas holidays, my brother Jem and I stormed our way to Makati on a rainy Wednesday afternoon to exchange my good old magnetic striped Banco De Oro … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | PORK KATSU BY WATAMI | ETC EMV ATM

EAT OR EEK? | MACKEREL SANDWICH & GIVEAWAY FROM UNI-PAK

VERDICT: EAT The Christmas Season has been so fun and filling. I gained 10 lbs in a span of just two weeks. Thanks to all the yummy dishes that were made accessible to me by my mom and my brother during my stay in the province. For the New Year, my goal is to be … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | MACKEREL SANDWICH & GIVEAWAY FROM UNI-PAK

TRAVEL | ACUATICO BEACH RESORT VLOG 64

Pick-up time was six-thirty in the morning of November 28, Tuesday, in Shakeys Magallanes.  It was a weekday so it was best to leave Cubao early to avoid the rush hour. I left the house at 5:30 AM and was already at the pick-up point by about 6 AM. I saw fellow blogger Lariza Garcia … Continue reading TRAVEL | ACUATICO BEACH RESORT VLOG 64

QUEEN MOTHER SALON OPENS

On December 12, the first branch of the Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada had its grand opening in Pwesto Community Mall, Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City. Ms. Karla Estrada herself and Kathryn Bernardo cut the ribbon while Daniel Padilla looked on. It was a day of festivities as the salon's grand opening coincided with … Continue reading QUEEN MOTHER SALON OPENS

COKE STUDIO LIVE: BRINGING BACK MUSIC TO MARAWI

  I was invited to  attend and cover Coke Studio's benefit concert for the refugees of Marawi at the Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds on December 9, 2017. And I must say that it was a blast! Everyone from Generations X, Y (Millenials) and Z united that night to bring music back to Marawi. Admission … Continue reading COKE STUDIO LIVE: BRINGING BACK MUSIC TO MARAWI

TRAVEL | MY DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING WITH ARKIPELAGO DIVERS

Puerto Galera is a town located in Oriental Mindoro, south of Luzon island. It is one of the top choices of SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) Divers. It boasts of 32 dive spots: Odie's Dingding Manila Channel The Hill Secret Bay Batangas Channel Dry Dock La Laguna Point Small La Laguna Alma Jane Fantasea Reef Sabang Wreck … Continue reading TRAVEL | MY DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING WITH ARKIPELAGO DIVERS

THE AESTHETICS STUDIO’S YULETIDE PROMO FOR MEN

This Christmas season ensure that you look your best especially when you usher in the New Year. Give yourself a gift by investing on your looks! The Aesthetics Studio by Kristine Lucas is offering special discounts on the following manservices: Oxygen Peptide Nutrient Facial, 50% off including all intensives whitening, anti-aging and anti-pigmentation RF / … Continue reading THE AESTHETICS STUDIO’S YULETIDE PROMO FOR MEN

DONATE & DECORATE |ACUATICO’S LIGHT UP A STAR CHARITY PROGRAM

Acuatico Beach Resort, a premiere resort south of Manila, is lighting up stars to share the hope for a bright future to deserving students of the Laiya National High School K-12 Plus Curriculum, San Juan, Batangas. Hotel guests may purchase stars to decorate the Christmas Tree in the Oceano Restaurant for only P50 (small), P100 … Continue reading DONATE & DECORATE |ACUATICO’S LIGHT UP A STAR CHARITY PROGRAM

EAT OR EEK? | SM TAPSILOG | ETC EN ROUTE TO PUERTO GALERA

VERDICT: EEK The bus left Cubao at eight in the morning and arrived in Batangas City Grand Terminal before 10 AM. The trip was a jiffy. No heavy traffic surprisingly along EDSA. I guess it is because it was a Sunday and I was busy blogging on my phone. Mike Zuniga of Katooga.ph invited me … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | SM TAPSILOG | ETC EN ROUTE TO PUERTO GALERA

EAT OR EEK? | CABLE CAR’S RICE BOWLS

VERDICT: EAT Look where your P158.00 can take you these days! Introducing Cable Car's Rice Bowls! Cable Car's Rice Bowls are offered all day and night in all branches. Avail of Cable Car's Breakfast and Lunch Promo every Monday to Friday, from 6AM to 2PM and get their rice bowls for P158.00 and P188.00 with … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | CABLE CAR’S RICE BOWLS

CHRISTMAS GIFTS, READING BOOKS & LONGER LIFESPANS

I am currently on a JAM Liner Bus on my way to Batangas Port to catch a boat trip to Puerto Galera. Thanks to my jurassic but dependable unlimited data plan from SUN because I still get to blog. I brought with me my laptop, Canon DSLR and DJI Phantom. Kinakarir na talaga ang travel blogging … Continue reading CHRISTMAS GIFTS, READING BOOKS & LONGER LIFESPANS

GIVEAWAY WINNER | PROACTIV 30-DAY KIT

Congratulations to the winner of this month's RBG (Random Blog Giveaway)! The Random Blog Giveaway for September is Proactiv's Integrated Acne Treatment System 30-day Kit composed of one 60 mL Renewing Cleanser, one 60 mL Revitalizing Toner, one 30 mL Repairing Treatment and a bonus tube of Refining Mask. And the winner is ... Mr. Gary … Continue reading GIVEAWAY WINNER | PROACTIV 30-DAY KIT

EAT OR EEK? | GOTO KING’S ARROZ CALDO & FRIED TOGUE

Today's featured budget meal is GotoKing's Arroz Caldo and Fried Togue all for P110.00. VERDICT: EAT I am not feeling well but as they say "when the going gets tough, the tough get going!" So here I am braving another "stormy" day at work and expecting another round of torrential rains in the afternoon based … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | GOTO KING’S ARROZ CALDO & FRIED TOGUE

GIVEAWAY| PROACTIV 30-DAY KIT

https://youtu.be/O_kP5U1FpaQ I have always wanted to do a Random Blog Giveaway (RBG). My first RBG is Proactiv Integrated Acne Treatment System 30-Day Kit composed of one 60 mL Renewing Cleanser, one 60 mL Revitalizing Toner, one 30 mL Repairing Treatment and a bonus tube of Refining Mask. Total worth of this giveaway is at least … Continue reading GIVEAWAY| PROACTIV 30-DAY KIT

ABOUT HAIR LOSS | MY NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION REVIEW

I must admit that I am not getting any younger. The last time I checked, I saw white nose hairs already. Just recently, too, I started seeing more hair than usual trapped in the drain of my shower. Panic attack. Is this middle age crisis?What is happening? Why am I losing hair? So, I started … Continue reading ABOUT HAIR LOSS | MY NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION REVIEW

MY TOP 5 SCENES FROM GAME OF THRONES 7 FINALE

So the end has come for the Seventh Season of my favorite HBO series Game Of Thrones. The final episode is aptly entitled The Dragon And The Wolf referring to Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, respectively. 1. LOVE BOAT One of the most anticipated scenes is the love scene of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen … Continue reading MY TOP 5 SCENES FROM GAME OF THRONES 7 FINALE

OH NO… DRY ITCHY SKIN!

The rainy days are here. And with the frequent changing of weather and the ever worsening pollution in Metro Manila, it is once again time to say hello to dry and itchy skin or "skin asthma" as what it is commonly called. Properly, this condition is called Atopic Dermatitis. The cause is unknown. I get … Continue reading OH NO… DRY ITCHY SKIN!

THE BEAUTY OF GIVING

“ANG TUNAY NA MAGANDA AY MAPAGBIGAY” The Aesthetics Studio by Kristine Lucas, has asked me to help in coming up with an audio-visual presentation for a donation drive. Who am I to say no to my favorite cosmetic studio that pretty much makes sure I am Instagram-ready? I shall be posting more about their services … Continue reading THE BEAUTY OF GIVING

DOUBLEMINT│CREATING SWEET CONNECTIONS THROUGH LOVEWRAPS

Have you seen the latest Doublemint commercial on Facebook yet? Already garnering over 4 million views and counting,  the commercial features Sarah and Juan’s love story, filled with simple gestures of Sarah, offering Doublemint to Juan, and the latter, sketching the moment on the wrappers (video available below). Who can not relate to that? Who would … Continue reading DOUBLEMINT│CREATING SWEET CONNECTIONS THROUGH LOVEWRAPS

TWO QUESTIONS FROM KAMILLOSAN PH

Hi Friends! I have two questions for you from Kamillosan PH: 1. Do you use your voice to inspire others and make a living? 2. Do you suffer from sore throat? If you answered ‘YES’ to any of these two questions, then you need to pay attention. Kamillosan Mouth Spray is a clinically proven all-natural … Continue reading TWO QUESTIONS FROM KAMILLOSAN PH