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!"


Japanese global casual apparel retailer, UNIQLO, announces the opening of its first store in Bicol on April 20, which will add over 800 sqm of new shopping space, and bring the UNIQLO LifeWear shopping experience to more Filipinos.

With the successful growth of UNIQLO in the Philippines, the opening of the new store demonstrates a strong commitment from the brand to deliver its high quality LifeWear and signature shopping experience to local customers, while strengthening its position in the region.

Speaking on the occasion of the opening, Masayoshi Nakamura, COO, UNIQLO Philippines said, “Our dedication to provide innovative and high-quality LifeWear pieces grows by the day with the overwhelming support we continue to receive since we first arrived in 2012. We are excited to announce the opening of this store to cater to every Filipino’s apparel needs in time for summer.

The first UNIQLO store in Bicol will open on April 20 in Robinsons Place Naga. The store will be strategically situated on the first floor of the mall near the drop off area for every customer’s convenience. The new store will display the complete lineup of UNIQLO LifeWear: innovative, high-quality clothing that is designed for comfort, and made for everyone, everywhere. The store will feature summer-ready collections for men, women, kids, and babies. The full range of world-renowned UNIQLO proprietary technology clothing lines, such as AIRism and HEATTECH will also be available.

For more information, customers can visit the UNIQLO Philippines’ website at http://www.uniqlo.com/ph and social media accounts, Facebook (facebook.com/uniqlo.ph), Twitter (twitter.com/uniqloph) and Instagram (Instagram.com/uniqlophofficial).

While scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across Nico Bolzico's post above. What caught my attention wasn't the funny caption, nor Nico's full-packed abs, but that tube of Lay's Stax which is casually placed on Nico's legs. It's as if he's pitching to become Lay's new endorser!

Well, if he really wants to endorse Lay's just like Leo Messi, he needs to prove that he can be the man for Lay's Philippines!

To help Lay's make the right decision on this, here are some receipts to prove that #ElBolzico can be the man of many flavors:
He is famous for his pranks which can get so intense! Did you saw his video of pranking Solenn with a hairdryer filled with powder? Well I did and I laughed so hard because of Solenn's face. Hahaha!

He also posts funny videos and photos of his loved ones, just like what he did on his posts above with Anne and Erwan. Who can even think of this jokes?! Only the GREAT BOLZICO!
Even with his "super makulit" attitude, he is also "super cheesy"with the love of his life - Solenn. He always post about how can a multi-talented, beautiful and sexy girl married him - which I think shows how grateful he is for Solenn.
And lastly, he is so sassy! He is bold and cool! Just stalk his Instagram profile and you'll never find one boring post at all. Even his hashtags are so "havey" - and admit it, you also read the caption until the last hashtag. Hahaha!

Bonus point to consider: He is the father of the cutest and very famous Potato the turtle. Since Lay's is made from the real potatoes, Lay's + Patato is a match made in heaven. Hahaha!

With the reasons presented, I rest my case. Lay's is all about great and different flavors. So with the different faces Nico has, it's an easy choice. Good luck, el Bolzico!

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