Repost: Got HBO? Oscar season starts January 24th!
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It’s Oscar season once again!
If you’re an HBO subscriber, you can watch the 89th Academy Awards direct from Hollywood, along with red carpet exclusives and backstage interviews on the network’s website, social platforms, TV screens and mobile devices.
It all starts on January 24th with the announcement of nominations at 9:18 PM.
Join Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and nominated Academy members like Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe as they reveal the 24 Oscar® award categories.

89th Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel

On February 27th, The 89th Academy Awards will broadcast live across Asia on HBO starting with the Oscars® Red Carpet ‘Live’ from 8 AM, followed by the 89th Oscars® at 9.30 AM.
Both programs will encore that same night on HBO at 7 PM and 8 PM respectively.
Held at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, the 89th Oscars will be hosted by the late-night talk show host, producer and comedian Jimmy Kimmel. This will be Jimmy Kimmel’s first time hosting the Academy Awards.

Philux Fix brings celebrities and furniture in photo exhibit
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Philux started 37 years ago with just two skilled carpenters creating rattan furniture in the backyard of Zelda and Max Kienle.
Now eldest daughter Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez is head of sales and business development, while her sister, Jessica Kienle Maxwell is the company’s head designer.

Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez and Jessica Kienle Maxwell
The talented and beautiful Kienle sisters, Stephanie (left) and Jessica are coincidentally pregnant at the same time. The women lean on customized Sutter commodes.

In their latest brand campaign, the Kienle sisters invited celebrity friends to choose an existing Philux piece and customize it according to their taste and preference.
The ad campaign, photographed by BJ Pascual, includes actress Heart Evangelista who painted and embellished her chosen Philux Polk chair

Heart Evangelista Escudero

Restaurateur Erwan Heussaff prefers the Embla chair for its understated elegance

Erwan Heussaff

New mom Bianca Gonzalez Intal wanted actual hand prints of her own, her husband’s, and baby Lucia’s printed on the Marquis Meridienne.
“It’s for our play room. We wanted something very comfortable and can appreciate when Lucia is older. It’s really a family piece.”

Bianca Gonzalez Intal

Stephanie explains that Philux clients can indeed semi-customize their furniture by choosing from an in-house selection of wood and wood finishes, fabrics, and accents such as mattings, handles, and glass tops.
Also included in the campaign are newlyweds Cristalle Belo and Justin Pitt who chose the Rizal Bar Cabinet for their new home

Justin and Cristalle Pitt

Angie King (left) and wife Joey Mead who chose the Valencia daybed.

Joey and Angie King

Also featured in the photo exhibit are BJ Pascual, Chris and Clarisse Tiu, Pam Quiñones, Tessa Prieto Valdes, Karen Davila, and Stephanie Zubiri Crespi.
The Philux Fix furniture and photo exhibit can be viewed at the SM Mega Fashion Hall this February 23–26, 2017.
For more information email or visit the Philux showrooms at SM Megamall, Power Plant Mall, LRI Design Plaza, SM North Edsa, Shangri-La at The Fort.

Royce’ introduces Japanese White Day tradition the Philippines
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Valentine’s Day in the Philippines, women usually get flowers or chocolate from their husbands, boyfriends, secret admirers, even fathers.
But in countries like Japan and South Korea, it is the women who give chocolate gifts to the boys.

A month later, on March 14th, the men are expected to return the favor by giving gifts to the ladies—anything from sweets to jewelry or lingerie. This event is known as White Day.

So for those who may have forgotten to give chocolates to their loved ones last Valentine’s Day, you can still make up for it on White Day—with Royce’ limited edition chocolates available at Royce’ shops in Power Plant Mall, Greenbelt 5, Trinoma, Eastwood Mall, The Podium, and The 30th.


Come to think of it, I’m one of them. I can still surprise my boys with Valentine chocolate on March 14.
To know more about Royce’ follow them on Facebook or Instagram @roycechocolateph.

WINNERS: Fillerina giveaway!
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Thank you for nearly 300 valid entries to my latest giveaway from Fillerina!
Fillerina is a painless, needle-less solution to soften wrinkles around the face and lips.

Here’s the lucky winner of the Fillerina dermo-cosmetic treatment, which includes a special travel pouch designed by SC Vizcarra: Erika Dionisio of Diliman, Quezon City


And the four winners of the Fillerina lip plump which you can read about HERE.

Maribel Marquez of Quezon City
Zyra Cuenco of Quezon City
Iñaki Sagadal of Makati
Melanie Buenaventura of Marikina City

They’ll each receive this lip plump via courier.


Winners, please check your confirmation email from me and I’ll send you the prizes.
Fillerina is available at the beauty section of The SM Store in SM Makati, SM Aura and SM Megamall.
To know more about the products, go to

Fillerina giveaway: Say goodbye to wrinkles without needles
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When I get together with my friends, some of our more common topics—aside from our kids and shopping—are eating, dieting, working out, back pain, hip pain, failing eyesight, and self-improvement.
I’m of the belief that if you have the opportunity to improve yourself, you should take it. I myself am no stranger to cosmetic procedures. I am not normally afraid of needles, but I know that many people are.

Luckily there are now injectable wrinkle fillers that soften lines and wrinkles. Results can last for four months or more.
Fillers have plumping and smoothing effects so that skin can have a youthful appearance. Some people are hesitant to use fillers because these substances need to be injected into your face.
Thankfully, Vizcarra Pharmaceuticals Inc. has brought in the perfect solution for this concern.


“We are very proud to be the distributor of Fillerina in the Philippines. Fillerina is a groundbreaking antiaging treatment,” said Vicky Vizcarra Amalingan Sales, chairman of Vizcarra Pharmaceutical Inc.

At Fillerina’s core are six hyaluronic acids with varying molecular weights. These different weights of hyaluronic acids penetrate the different layers of the skin. Product testing volunteers had a 95% positive response for the product.
Fillerina is a 14-day treatment pack that contains 14 doses of filler gel and 14 doses of nourishing film with two patented blunt-edge applicators. The applicators look like syringes but they’re not. These packs cost Php7,400 to Php9,500, depending on the dose.


There are also day and night creams and a lip and eye contour cream for a more comprehensive treatment. You use these after the 14 days.
Fillerina promises toned, supple skin with diminished lines and visible lifts around the cheekbone area in 14 days. You see a significant difference in just seven days of using the treatment pack.

There are three different Fillerina grades for different skin conditions, with Level 1 being the mildest and Level 3 for more mature skin.


Fillerina 14-day treatment and Fillerina Everyday Cream, Lip and Eye Contour Cream are made by Swiss company Labo Cosprophar and exclusively distributed by Vizcarra Pharmaceutical Inc.
Fillerina also recently introduced Lip Plump for fuller and smoother lips.

If you’d like to try some of these products you can join my promo.
I am giving away one set of Fillerina 14-day treatment and Fillerina Everyday Cream, Lip and Eye Contour Cream in an S. C. Vizcarra travel case.


I am also giving away four sets of the Lip Plump, you can read about HERE.


1) Must have a Philippine address and social media accounts (Facebook or Instagram).
2) Follow Fillerina on Facebook or Instagram.
3) Join the electronic raffle HERE. Please register only once.

1) There will be five winners total. One winner of Level One Fillerina Dermo-Cosmetic treatment for home use and four winners of lip pump.
2) Promo runs from Feb 16 to 21, 2017.
3) Winners will be chosen electronically via
4) Winners will be informed via email or text to verify their entry.
5) Winners will receive their prizes via courier to their Philippine address.

Fillerina products are available at the beauty section of The SM Store in SM Makati, SM Aura and SM Megamall.
To know more, go to