Hello! I’m going on a short trip and will probably not be able to update (knowing me).
Cause my age is showing!
Lately, I’ve been into Marie Kondo’s book on tidying up. I’m also a hoarder so I tend to buy the same of many things. That said, I would like to clean up and give some stuff away to you readers and followers.
There will be six winners total.
Each one will get one of these tote bags:
1) Uniqlo x Yayoi Kusama
2) Not Another Effing Tote
3) Hi Haters bag by Dogeared
4) I’m Not Crying bag from Loft Japan
5) NYC bag with pouch
6) Borrower’s Card bag by Out of Print
Each winner will also get a Chuvaness charm by Tickles
Utility Kit by Chuvaness x National Book Store
And a random eco bag from Rootote Japan
That’s four prizes per winner.
How to join:
1) Must have a Philippine address.
2) Must have Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account.
3) Must do any or all of the following:
• Follow @chuvafinds on Instagram
• Share this post via Twitter or Facebook by clicking on the buttons after this post.
4) Join the electronic raffle HERE.
Please join only once. I’ll delete duplicate entries.
1) Promo open from March 20-24, 2017.
2) Six winners will be selected electronically via random.org.
3) Winners will be informed via email or text and have to verify their entry by responding.
4) I will ship the prizes to the winners and would love to receive an appreciation photo.
I’ve been taking it easy this 2017, laying low and just waiting for things to unfold, choosing which invitations to attend. Beauty & The Beast was the one movie I’d been anticipating since last year, so I was very excited to be invited to an advanced screening hosted by Happy Skin Cosmetics in collaboration with Disney.
I don’t have daughters so I didn’t mind that the invite is for one person only. Luckily my friend Dinna was also invited.
After a quick lunch, we went to Uptown Mall’s VIP Cinema and saw this TV screen.
Happy Skin really knows how to throw a party, and has obviously good relations with Disney.
I’m not supposed to eat sweets this Lent, but this spread looked so good
Okay. Just one cupcake then. The buttercream icing was delish!
Happy Skin founders Jaque Gutierrez and Rissa Trillo hosted the event
I’ve been to Uptown Mall BGC many times because of Shaburi but I’d never been to the cinema. Their VIP cinema is first class all the way!! I am really impressed. These seats recline fully with so much leg room.
There’s a personal side table with snacks. It includes a night light and a popcorn/soda button.
For me, it’s the best cinema in town!
We had to surrender our phones before the movie, so here’s the trailer instead.
The casting was almost perfect. Didn’t know Emma Watson could sing really well. She starts out plain-looking but somehow transforms as the movie progresses.
I think she comes across as an actress with substance, just like Belle in the movie
Kevin Kline plays her kawawa but loving father…
But Luke Evans is the most perfectly casted actor as the walking douchebag, Gaston.
I can’t imagine why they would take a beautiful man like Ewan McGregor of Trainspotting and transform him into this unrecognizable caricature….
But the most disappointing casting for me was the Beast, played by Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey.
I don’t watch Downton Abbey so I don’t know Dan Stevens. I was hoping to feel “kilig” upon the big reveal at the end, but I was disappointed. Sorry but he doesn’t look dreamy. He looked so unmasculine….
You just have to watch.
I was really impressed by the animation. You really forget you’re watching an animated film.
The familiar songs are really nice, with some new tunes added.
The movie is two hours long. Make sure to go to the restroom before the movie starts so you don’t miss a thing. But most of all, please try to watch at Uptown Mall’s VIP Cinema. It’s so worth it. Beauty & The Beast is showing in theaters this March 17, 2017.
Buy Happy Skin x Beauty & The Beast collection at Zalora.com.
Beauty and The Beast, which I first saw in 1991, is my favorite Disney animation of all time, that’s why I’m excited to watch the Beauty and The Beast movie tomorrow at a special screening hosted by Happy Skin Cosmetics.
Happy Skin is even more excited to present their Beauty and The Beast collection to coincide with the movie’s release.
When Disney chose to collaborate with skin-caring makeup brand Happy Skin last year, the reaction to the Disney Princess-inspired makeup collection was nothing short of overwhelming.
The limited edition products, expected to last for a whole year, were nearly wiped out of Happy Skin counters in just a couple of months.
“Even during our pre-selling of the Princess-inspired lippies, we set a record at online retail giant Zalora. Stocks were sold out in half a day!” said Happy Skin co-founder Rissa Mananquil-Trillo.
Now Happy Skin presents two new lip products: Happy Skin x Beauty and the Beast Moisturizing Matte Lip Kit (Php 1,199) and Happy Skin x Disney Beauty and the Beast Liquid Matte Lipstick (P699)
and the Tale As Old As Time Brightening Powder Foundation (Php 1,499) available in soft beige or natural beige.
Be the first to buy as pre-selling starts at Zalora.com on March 13, 2017. This collection can only be shipped within the Philippines.
Happy Skin x Disney Beauty and the Beast will be available in Happy Skin stores on March 16th.
To find a location near you, click HERE.
The first time I learned about Izumio was when I saw my friend Mavis sipping water from this interesting foil package—and you know me, I love packaging.
When I visited Dr. Vicki Belo at her office, I saw her sipping it too. Naturally I became curious.
To know more about the product, Mavis told me to get in touch with Keiko Ozaeta, who brought the product from Japan to the Philippines.
I got to meet Keiko at an event in Rustan’s Makati. Keiko, who swears by the product, looks youthful and amazing. Here she is with Japanese fashion icon Hidetoshi Nakata.
Izumio was created in 2007 by Japanese Dr. Shigeo Ota. It is a beverage made by dissolving a high concentration of hydrogen in water. Hydrogen water is very popular in Japan and is fast becoming known in other Asian countries and the United States.
“It has helped so many with their quality of life. I was impressed with the benefits seen in all ages—from babies to the elderly coming from various backgrounds,” said Keiko.
While it is not a cure or medication for illnesses, Keiko explained that Izumio purifies the body and helps hydrate six times more than regular water.
Other benefits include:
• fights damage caused free radicals
• lowering of cholesterol
• skin rejuvenation
• reduction of cellulites and wrinkles
• improvement of blood circulation and memory
• regulation of blood sugar
• reduction of side effects of anti-cancer drugs
• improvement of symptoms of vertigo, fever, gout, constipation, diarrhea, dengue and other illnesses.
Ozaeta said there are four places in the world where the waters are said to have curative powers.
These are Lourdes in France, Tlacote in Mexico, Nordenau in Germany, and Hunza in Pakistan.
Studies showed that Izumio contains 4,700 times more hydrogen than the water from Lourdes France.
To purchase Izumio, you may become a member of Naturally Plus Philippines.
The membership fee of Php 1,500 is good for a year. It’s a one-time registration fee, so there’s no renewal fee as long as one box is purchased every year.
For those interested, there’s an ongoing promo for the following:
1) Purchase four boxes for Ph P22,400 ( free membership)
2) Purchase six boxes for PhP 33600 + PhP 1,500p for membership and get two free boxes free.
Members enjoy free delivery nationwide.
Naturally Plus Philippines is at V Corporate Center
125 L.P. Leviste Street, Makati
For more information, call 328-3540 or (0916) 327-8953.
You may also call or text Keiko Ozaeta at (0920) 953-2800 or Menchi Tantoco at (0917)831-5121.