Nars concealers just for you

I don’t carry a major kikay kit in my bag, but I need three staples all the time: comb, lipstick and concealer.
Concealer can transform the way you look in seconds, just because dark eye bags or blemishes can really downgrade the way you look.

Nars concealer

The best concealers for me are the lipstick type because they are easiest to apply.
Murad is one of my favorites because it contains Salicylic Acid to keep your zits at bay.
Unfortunately it comes in only three shades. First I thought I was light, but it turns out I’m medium. Lucky for me they have my shade.


That’s why Nars Concealer excites me with its ten shades that are closely designed to match NARS Sheer Matte and Sheer Glow Foundation shades.
It also boasts a lightweight, creamy texture enriched with Vitamin E for crease-resistant coverage that stays in place all day.
Apply straight to skin or use a brush for even application and precise spot coverage.

Nars concealer

Price is Php 1,250, available this October 2011 in Rustan’s department stores at Shangri-La Plaza, Gateway, Alabang, Cebu, Robinsons Place; and NARS Boutique the Grandmall, Rustan’s Makati

MEGA launches Season Two of “Gen M”

“Life at MEGA has been a constant search for individuals who will make it big in the fashion industry,” says Sari Yap, Editor-in-Chief of MEGA magazine.
For Season Two, 60 hopefuls have joined as MEGA Fashion Crew Gen M aims to find the next top photographer, stylist, makeup artist, hair stylist and female model.
During each episode, groups of five contestants each will execute a fashion shoot.
Experience the drama over 13 weeks as contestants go through a grueling series of shoots where MEGA Publishing Group’s executive creative director Suki Salvador and MEGA Magazine’s publisher and deputy editor Meryll Yan act as mentors for the season. Sari Yap, designer Avel Bacudio, and model Raya Mananquil complete the resident panel.

Mega Fashion Crew Second Season poster

To further the challenge, at the end of each show, fashion crews will be judged by top personalities in each discipline.
Aside from fabulous items and a cash prize of Php 100,000 each, a promising career awaits the winning individuals. The five winners will also have the chance to work with the MEGA editorial team for a fashion editorial.

MEGA Magazine invites you to witness yet another milestone in the publishing-television industry. MEGA Fashion Crew Gen M Season 2 airs every Saturday nights at 7 PM, beginning July 30, 2011 on ETC. Catch the replays every Sunday at 10 AM.
MEGA Fashion Crew Gen M Season 2 is created for television by the MEGA Publishing Group.

To know more, go to

How to save on Globe roaming charges

For all things tech, especially related to Globe and BlackBerrys, I always take advice from the mother of techies, Pia Magalona.
Here’s a money-saving tip she gave me when I went to Hong Kong.
I have used this three times, and each time I had to ask her, “What’s that tip again?”
So finally I am posting it so next time I need the tip, all I have to do is Google “chuvaness pia magalona globe tip.”
With this I was able to keep my BlackBerry on at all times, use Twitter and BBM without fear of getting a heart attack-inducing six-figure phone bill.

Additional info from Pia:
1) This is only for data roaming; calls and sms/texts are still charged roaming rate. Please check with Globe before you leave.
2) Save your confirmation message after subscribing so you have proof because most of the time when your bill arrives, the data roaming charges MAY appear in there so it’s better to have the info still in your phone.
3) Overall, this saves one a whole lotta money when travelling abroad.
There’s also PowerRoam for countries such as the US and European nations, but that’s another story.

Pia Magalona

Globe Telecom’s Bridge DataRoam Unlimited is applicable to the following countries:
Hong Kong (CSL), Singapore (Singtel), Thailand (AIS), Malaysia (Maxis), Macau (CTM), Australia (Optus), Taiwan (Taiwan Mobile), Indonesia (Telkomsel), India (Bharti Airtel), and South Korea (SK Telecom).
The cost is:
US$ 10 for 1 (one) day
US$ 27 for 3 (three) days
US$ 40 for 5 (five) days

All you have to do is text a message to 2884, depending on the country and service you want to avail.
For example, I did: BDU Hong Kong 40
I texted this on the day I left for Hong Kong, knowing I will be there for five days.
If you activate the unlimited data roaming service on the same day you signup, you don’t need to indicate the start date in the SMS format.

You can also text:
BDU[space]Country[space]Denomination[space]Start Date mm/dd/yy
For example, if you want to stay in Singapore from February 1-3, 2011 and want to avail Globe Telecom’s unlimited data roaming for 3 days – text
BDU Singapore 27 02/01/11 and send to 2884.

Note that if you sign up for the unlimited data roaming while in abroad, your account will be charged for the transaction using the current roaming rates. So it’s better to signup while you’re still here in the country to avoid additional charges.
Try it!!

100 years of Samsonite

Samsonite offers a remarkable way to celebrate its next 100 years with the Dublin promo.
From July 30 to Aug 30, 2011, you can grab a Dublin luggage at a very special price: the carryon size (in brown) for only Php 5,999, and the medium check-in size (in black) for only Php 6,999. Plus, get a free gift if you purchase a set.

Dublin Black Luggage

All Dublin luggage are available at Samsonite Podium, Greenbelt 5, Eastwood Mall, Mall of Asia, Marquee Mall, Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Newport Resorts World, Ayala Center Cebu, Ayala Abreeza Davao, Robinson’s Galleria, Limketkai Center Cagayan De Oro, SM Southmall, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Alabang Town Center, Gateway Mall, plus SM, Landmark, Robinson’s and other leading department stores.
Hurry, while stocks last!

Dublin Brown Luggage

To know more, click here.

How cute!!

I am a Canon user, but I’m open to new products especially if they’re colorful, cute and convenient.
This small Sony J Series Cybershot camera fits inside your purse, yet packs in 16.1 megapixels of image resolution.
What’s more, it comes built-in with a USB plug, so you don’t ever have to look for cords or memory card adapters to upload your photos into your computer.


It doesn’t hurt that it comes in all these gorgeous colors, versus the generic black cameras that are hard to find in the dark recesses of your handbag.


For the next few hours only, Groupon is offering a 25% discount on its SRP.
I’ve checked online. This model isn’t available on Amazon and the price is good considering Song Cybershot cameras of this kind cost more than US$300 online. Click here to buy:

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I wanted to make Jeroen happy, so I spent the night Googling where to get good steak in Hong Kong.
According to CNN, the place to go is Bistecca. I tried to reserve online, but no dice. They did suggest we go to their sister company Craftsteak instead.
We took a cab to Soho and got dropped off in the middle of somewhere, had to search for 29 Elgin Street on foot and found it in one of the uphill side streets.


I started off with this really nice oven-baked bread—Ana would LOVE this.
OMG heaven! Jeroen had to stop me from finishing it because we ordered a really big steak.


Jeroen had the grilled Caesar salad, which was a bit heavy. He loved the Canadian bacon pieces inside.


The whole point of this blog entry is the grilled bread crumb-crusted bone marrow served with bread and salad. It was so sinful. I really wished my dad were there. It’s really great with salt from the mill and a squeeze of lemon juice.
The top looks burnt due to the bread crumb crust


But inside, oh my God, these are what dreams are made of


The bones are big and deep. I finished one and wished I could share the second.
But I couldn’t leave it like that, so I finished it. I am now thinking of it. I wish I could go back again.


Then came our 35-oz. (almost a kilo!) Canadian bone-in ribeye served on a cast-iron tray with your choice of sauce (we chose peppercorn and herb butter). This was also sprinkled with bread crumbs, giving it a nice gritty texture.


OMG this is torture. As a Filipino, I really like to eat steak with rice, but this place doesn’t serve rice, so I couldn’t eat as much.
Our compliments to the chef who is a tourist attraction in his own. Para siyang reality show.


Craftsteak is at 29 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Tel: 2526-0999
Open daily for Lunch: 12 noon to 3 PM
Dinner: 6 to 11 PM

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