Special lamb promo at Pepper Lunch

This November 1 to December 31, 2014, Pepper Lunch introduces its special Lamb Steak Promotion using top quality Australian lamb.
For that Japanese flavour, try Lamb Pepper Rice with lamb marinated in ponzu sauce and garlic, mixed with our classic pepper rice with corn and butter.
Or try Italian Lamb Steak, served with bean sprouts, corn, rice, and a separate sauce of olive oil, italian seasoning, fresh garlic and rosemary.

PL Lamb Steak Promo_1

Available at the following Pepper Lunch locations:
Alabang Town Centre
Centrury City Mall,
Eastwood Mall
Greenbelt 5
Mall of Asia
Power Plant Mall
Robinsons Ermita
Shangri-La Plaza
SM Megmall-A
Ayala Cebu
Cagayan de Oro
Subic Harbour Point


What you need to know about Alexander Wang x H&M

Those anticipating Alexander Wang’s collection for H&M will be glad to know it will be available in 250 H&M stores worldwide, and online starting November 6, 2014.
The Alexander Wang x H&M collection will feature apparel and accessories for women and men.
In Manila, the collection will be available at the SM Fashion Hall flagship store where customers may line up at the EDSA entrance before the store opens.

Alexander Wang x H&M
Alexander Wang x H&M
Alexander Wang x H&M
Alexander Wang x H&M
Alexander Wang x H&M
Alexander Wang x H&M

Here’s what you have to know if you’re planning to be there:
1) The first 10 customers will receive a limited edition H&M book celebrating the first ten years of designer collaborations at H&M. The book includes never before seen images from campaigns and behind-the-scenes, plus exclusive interviews with many of the designers. It will show the development and work process up to the launching of the collections.
2) Those in line are not allowed to have substitutes or ask/hire people to queue for them. The actual customer needs to be in line.
3) Color-coded bands will be provided to those in queue. The color on your band will determine the shopping time for you and your group.
4) Each group will be allowed to shop for ten minutes only in the Alexander Wang X H&M collection area. But you are welcome to shop in other areas of the store that will be open during that time.
5) Each customer shall be limited to purchase 2 pieces/product/per color only.
6) Your place in line does not guarantee availability of any items from the Alexander Wang X H&M collection.
7) There will be a strict 3-day return/exchange policy. No refunds or exchanges will be given after this time. Items must be in perfect condition and please bring your receipt. Accessories and undergarments are not refundable for hygiene reasons.
8) If the size of your item is wrong, you are allowed to replace the item with the correct size but not change to a different style.

Alexander Wang x H&M
Alexander Wang x H&M
Alexander Wang x H&M
Alexander Wang x H&M
Alexander Wang x H&M

To know more, go to http://wangxhmlive.hm.com
Official hashtag: #ALEXANDERWANGXHM

Care for your hair? Get a Watsons Beauty Box just like this

Thin, curly hair is in my DNA on both sides, so you could say that hair is one of the biggest frustrations of my life.
I really envy girls with thick straight hair. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for effective hair products.
Recently, Watsons sent me this huge Beauty Box called Hair Wonders.

Watsons beauty box

So heavy, it contains 13 full-size hair care products, all exclusively available at Watsons.

Watsons beauty box

When searching for hair products, I try to look for brands that aren’t supermarket mainstream.
Right away, I chose the Aloe Derma set first and I’ve been using the shampoo for a week. I love it and would buy it again! For someone with thin hair I don’t even need conditioner anymore.
The scalp tonic I’ve yet to try.

Watsons beauty box

I’ve heard so much about the benefits of Argan oil so I am interested in this bottle of hair vitamins.
Morocco Argan contains 10 capsules and to use, take a pair of scissors and cut off the tip, and squeeze the contents onto damp hair. I will try this next.

Watsons beauty box

My friend Rem has blonde-dyed beach hair (she loves the sun) so I gave her two products—Palty hair dye from Japan which should be easy to apply because it comes in a mousse form, and in a few other colors

Watsons beauty box

Rem swears by L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil, which is a nourishing mask, leave-on product and night treatment.
Unlike me, Rem prefers oily products to tame her hair mermaid-like hair, and last time I saw her, her hair looked amazing!

Watsons beauty box

Hair Fix Miracle Hair Fiber works like fiber mascara—you apply it to the thinning part of your hair, while the Locking Hair Spray should secure the bond.
I’ve seen infomercials on this kind of product, but I’m really scared of it :) I think it would work better on a guy.

Watsons beauty box

Moist Diane is a popular Japanese brand and the set includes Moist Shampoo and Treatment (Japanese for conditioner). Love the bottles. I’ll try the shampoo.

Watsons beauty box

Watsons Beauty Box also contains three Salon Professionals treatments for different concerns: damaged hair, frizzy hair, and dry hair.
I’ve figured out a way to do hair treatments at home without the salon bill:
Buy one of these tubs, apply to hair, and cover with a disposable plastic shower cap (mine were nicked from hotel rooms).
Leave it on for 15-30 minutes before hitting the shower and washing it off. I’ve found that this works just as well as going to the salon.

Watsons beauty box

Two products I can use for my son who has stick-straight hair are Toni&Guy Casual Forming Spray Gel (in blue) and Gatsby Moving Lock Spray (hot pink)

Watsons beauty box

This guy is due for a haircut again

Christian's haircut

If hair care is your concern, here’s a chance to win one of three Beauty Boxes from Watsons.
Because they are huge, heavy and liquid, I can only offer it to readers who are willing to pick up the prize (see below).

1) To join, you must be willing to pick it up at any of these locations:
• Pepper Lunch Shangri-La
• Pepper Lunch Rockwell
• Pepper Lunch Megamall
• Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
• Panay Avenue, Quezon City

2) You must have a Twitter or Facebook account.
3) Share this entry by clicking on the Twitter or Facebook button at end of the entry.
4) Register HERE.

5) Entries will be accepted until November 2, 2014.
6) Three winners will be electronically chosen via random.org.
7) Winners will be contacted via phone or email, and their names will be posted here on chuvaness.com.
8) If any of the winners fail to pick up the prize within two weeks, the prize will be given to another winner chosen via random.org.


Melissa shoes celebrates 35 years

Who knew Melissa Shoes were 35 years old? I sure didn’t.
Started in 1979 in Brazil, the vegan footwear brand is now widely acknowledged as the chicer jelly shoe—what with special collabs with fashion and design legends such as Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld, Zaha Hadid, Karim Rashid, and Jason Wu, to name a few.

Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

To mark the anniversary, Melissa Philippines also celebrated with a travel-themed party and runway show at SM Aura featuring their Holiday 2014 collection.

Melissa shoes
Melissa shoes
Melissa shoes

Spotted at the event were model mom Rissa Mananquil Trillo wearing Melissa shoes

Rissa Mananquil-Trillo

Jeweller Candy Dizon

Candy Dizon

Nicole Andersson

Nicole Andersson

Everywhere We Shoot’s Garovs and Ryan Vergara

Garovs and Ryan Vergara

Beth Wilson and Maggie Consunji

Beth Wilson and Maggie Consunji

Richard Tiu, Janeena Chan, Managing Director for Melissa, Joanna Co

Richard Tiu, Janeena Chan, Managing Director for Melissa Joanna Co

To know more about Melissa Shoes, go to http://www.melissaphilippines.com.

Jimmy Choo opens flagship store at Shangri-La Plaza East Wing

High-end luxury brand Jimmy Choo recently unveiled its newest flagship store in the Philippines at Shangri-La Plaza’s East Wing. The 1940s-inspired boutique is done in the brand’s signature shades of ivory, pale rose, lilac, and sand, complemented by dazzling glass pendants and crystal drop chandeliers.

Jimmy Choo Store at Edsa Shangri-La Mall
Jimmy Choo Store at Edsa Shangri-La Mall

President of SSI Group, Inc. Anton Huang, together with Jimmy Choo Regional Public Relations Manager for Asia Pacific, Shirley Yeung, and Jimmy Choo Director of Wholesales for Asia Pacific, Gerard Liut, graced the event and led the opening toast to celebrate the opening of the new flagship store.

Gerard Liut Director of Wholesales, Asia Pacific for Jimmy Choo, Anton Huang SSI Group, Inc. President
Gerard Liut Director of Wholesales, Asia Pacific for Jimmy Choo, Anton Huang SSI Group, Inc. President

Rima Ostwani, Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, Richard Tiu
L-R: Rima Ostwani, Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, Richard Tiu

A special exhibit showcased pieces from Jimmy Choo’s 2014 Autumn Winter Collection.
Apart from the fabulous footwear, Jimmy Choo’s selection of covetable bags was on display, including the season’s much-coveted Charlie and its smaller replica, the Carrie.
These multitasking bags, which feature a streamlined look and a distinct gold panel at the base, works well for daytime and with a single fold, transforms into a clutch for nighttime.

Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection
Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection
Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection
Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection

Founded in 1996, Jimmy Choo carries a complete luxury line of women’s and men’s shoes, handbags, small leather goods, scarves, eyewear, belts and fragrances.
In the Philippines, the brand is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. with branches at Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La Plaza East Wing.


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