Vista Mall opened their 24th mall in Naga last June 15, 2018. The Villar group is excited to introduce a new retails experience to Bicolanos through Vista Mall and its anchor brands - AllHome, AllDay, Bake My Day, AllToys and Coffee Project. Bicolanos can now shop, dine and unwind with ease and style. Vista Mall Naga is located right along Maharlika Highway and now caters to a number of residential areas, schools, and universities that previously didn't have easy access to nearby commercial establishments.
On the opening day, we got to tour around the mall before the mayhem started. Now, I'm sharing with you the same exclusive tour through photos:

AllHome is Vista Mall's one-stop shop concept for home needs. This AllHome branch in Vista Mall Naga is the 18th branch in the country and being the only full-line home center in the Philippines it now offers a lot of choices for Bicolanos. AllHome eliminates the need to go to several locations just to get construction and furnishing materials, furniture, decor, and appliances as all of these are readily available in-store.

This is by far the best home depot in Naga. They have beautiful furniture and decors to choose from which got me wishing to redecorate my room and even our whole house. For those who follow me on Instagram and viewed my IG stories during the mall tour, you can probably tell that AllHome is my favorite section at Vista Mall. The design choices are the best and they are just made available here in Vista Mall Naga. With more options now available to Bicolanos, building your dream home just got easier.

AllDay Supermarket introduces a fresh new way of doing grocery shopping in Naga. I can describe it as a chill-place to do your grocery because of the beautiful interiors, bright and spacious aisles, and the super cute Gastrovilles found inside the supermarket.

These Gastrovilles are decorated with stylish tables and chairs plus some hanging lights to complete the mood. It's as if you're dining in a restaurant or a cafe and not within a grocery store. More than the ambiance, Bicolanos can also enjoy AllDay Supermarket's very own 'Paluto' where fresh ingredients of your choosing are cooked and served in dampa-style fashion. Your dishes will be cooked while you complete ticking items off your shopping list. This transforms grocery shopping to a whole new level!

Also found inside the supermarket is Bake My Day, a quaint bakery that serves freshly baked goods ranging from Spanish bread, to French baguettes, up to customized celebration cakes. If you happen to drop by, I suggest trying the Sweet Potato Cake. Our well-loved 'Kamote' has been given a posh twist that's so good you'll never see kamote the same way again.

AllToys also unveils its 7th store at Vista Mall Naga. AllToys features a wide collection of educational and recreational toys for children of different ages. Not Limited to toys, kind and kids-at-heart, can also find a variety of quirky knick-knacks as well as assorted arts-and-craft materials. Bicolanos can expect playful and colorful interiors and its signature train display.

You've also probably heard that the country's most Instagrammable cafe is now brewing at Vista Mall Naga. Coffee Project is bringing to Bicol region its signature coffee blends, premium pastries, and its work-friendly environment. The interiors are jaw dropping - their walls are adorned with shelves full of huge vases with colorful flowers, the ceiling is tiled with dark mirrors, the chairs and tables designs are the ones you would love to have at your home, calligraphy and wall paintings/decors are everywhere, basically every corner is a piece of art!
Patrons can enjoy Wi-Fi and a multitude of sockets perfect for extended work hours. Long tables are also available for meetings while quiet corners meant for those who want some alone time are also aplenty. Their 'meeting corners' can be reserved a head of time, just let them know. I love how they added a long draping curtain on these 'meeting corners' as you can choose to go private by closing the curtains.

More than their aesthetically pleasing design, they take pride on their menu selections. Their beverages would range from P100 to P200 while their hearty meals are from P150 to P240. I would definitely be back to try their famous Sardine Pasta. The charm of Coffee Project does not end in its beautiful interiors but instead lies in its ability to give warm service to all kinds of coffee-lovers and cafe-goers.

All that you value is now in Vista Mall Naga!
Come by and shop at Maharlika Highway, Brgy. Del Rosario, Naga City.
See you there!


Who's guilty of having a sweet tooth? I surely am! But coming from a family who has history of diabetes, I have come to the phase where I've been conscious about my health. No one's getting any younger and as they say "Prevention is better than cure."
Eliminating sugar on your daily diet goes a long way of imroving your health. Sugar decreases immunity, depletes magnesium, decreases sustained energy levels, increases acidity and it makes us crave for even more sugar. The best way to cut on the sugar is not buying sugar-free products with artificial sweeteners, but rather choose a healthier alternative like the Sweet & Fit Stevia.

Sweet & Fit Stevia is made from 100% locally and organically grown Stevia Plant extract. It's an all-natural sweetener that has no calories, no carbohydrates, no cholesterol, no sodium and no fats. Hearing about stevia's health benefits, our family slowly incorporated Sweet & Fit Stevia on our daily diet. We use it in hot and cold drinks, desserts, bread and pastries, even in cooking savory dishes.

The good part? It goes best with food which has natural flavors. It pairs well with coffee, tea, juices, oats, cakes and pastries, polvoron, chocolate and a whole lot more. The better part? For every 6 tablespoon of sugar you need 1 tablespoon of Sweet & Fit Stevia. You may add or put less according to taste. The best part? It has zero calories which makes Sweet & Fit Stevia perfect for diabetics, weight watchers and anyone who wants to cut down on unnecessary sugar and calories.
If you are also planning to cut on sugar, give Sweet & Fit Stevia a try! With the heavy toll our body gets from different aggressors, health always comes first! Sweet & Fit is available in Mercury Drugstores and leading supermarkets nationwide.

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I have shared to you before that I have been obsessed with skincare. Well, my face deserves some pampering given the makeup, pollutants, and dirt it suffers daily. On top of that, I’m not getting any younger and so does my skin. I have learned from skincare enthusiasts that taking care of our skin at an early stage would lessen the chances of early signs of skin aging.
This is why I’m so excited when Pond’s released their most innovative breakthrough from The Pond’s Institute - The NEW Pond’s Flawless Radiance Derma+ Range. This line has Pond’s most advanced skin care technology - the DermPerfect Complex, which lightens spots like laser, tightens pores like IPL, and brightens skin like gluta. Imagine getting #DermaLikeResults in just seven days!

The Derma+ Range carries six products. Below are their claims:

Moisturizing Day Cream SPF 30 PA+++: Best for normal to dry skin. Deeply moisturize while protecting skin with a day cream infused with DermPerfect Complex for spot-less, pore-less, luminous skin

Mattifying Day Cream SPF 15 PA++: Best for normal to oily skin. Preps skin and achieves a visibly even toned complexion with DermPerfect Complex for flawless makeup application

Hydrating Day Gel SPF 15 PA++: Best for normal to oily skin. This light textured hydrating gel gives a refreshed feeling with high sun protection and DermPerfect Complex for spot-less, pore-less, luminous skin

Night Cream: Deeply repair skin overnight with a gentle, nourishing night cream infused with DermPerfect Complex

Perfecting Serum: Target several signs of skin damage with perfecting serum that not only treats skin, but also helps boost moisture with the help of DermPerfect Complex

BB+ Cream SPF 30 PA++: Provides instant natural coverage that protects skin from the sun while perfecting skin from within. Available in light and beige.

For 30 days, I have tested out the Perfecting Serum, Mattifying Day Cream and the BB+ Cream. I incorporated all three products on my daily makeup routine. Here’s how:

First step: Right after my toner dries, I pump a small amount of the Perfecting Serum to give my skin its needed moisture for the day. It comes with a sleek pump packaging which is travel friendly and hygienic.
Some may not see the importance of applying skincare before makeup, but I tell you, it makes such great difference if your face is moisturized and plumped! Upon adding the serum on my routine, I noticed that it has lessen the oily-ness of my face specially on my T-zone area and because of this I only need to blot once for an entire day.

Second Step: Once my skin drinks up the serum, I now apply the Mattifying Day Cream. It comes in a frosted jar and it has a floral scent. I use it as my makeup primer for a smooth makeup application. Though it does not add to the longevity of my makeup, I still love this because it gives me an even toned skin and it provides sun protection too.

Final Step: I use Pond's BB+ Cream as my makeup base. I love this product specially this summer because it feels so light and it gives the most natural 'no-makeup-makeup' look. It comes in a squeeze tube with a nozzle tip which I love cos' it's travel friendly and I can easily control the amount of product I need.
 I already gave up with the 'plakadong-foundation' look because of the unbearable heat this summer. Also, I noticed that my pimples appeared when I started to use full-face foundation, maybe my pores had a hard time to breathe because of all the makeup I put on my face. Now, I promised myself to go back to my trusted BB cream to let my face rest for a while.
Overall, I'm impressed with the products I tested and would definitely continue to use them. I just wish the day and night creams would have a spatula in them so I don't have to dip my fingers directly on the product (OC problems. Haha). But nonetheless, Pond's - being one of the brands I trust, surely delivers results and the Derma+ Range is trully "Derma in a jar!"


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