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>> Monday, April 28, 2008


Havaianas 'Flipping for the Beach' extended til May 23!

>> Sunday, April 27, 2008

1. The contest is open to all Filipino citizens who are of legal age (at least 18 years old at the time of submission of entry) and permanent residents of the Philippines.
2. Each entry should contain the contestant’s experience in a unique beach destination in the Philippines, which includes experiences while traveling to that destination and the activities available therein. Only one entry per participant will be accepted.
3. Entries should be in the following formats:
a. Written essay with a maximum of five hundred (500) words with at least three (3) photos taken of the destination attached to the essay.
b. Video essay, in VCD or DVD format (accepted video formats are .wmv, .mpeg, .mpeg4, .avi, .mov), with a maximum of ninety (90) seconds of running time including at least three (3) photos taken of the destination.
4. The call for entries and media launch will be on 1 April 2008 at Travel Café Philippines in Greenbelt 5, Makati City.
5. Submission of entries will be from 1 April 2008 until 5:00 p.m. of 23 May 2008 (new deadline).
6. Submission of entries will be coursed through Creative Juice Communications Inc. (Creative Juice).
a. Entries may be submitted to 7 Zaragoza Street, Araneta Subdivision, Quezon City 1113 (parallel to G. Araneta Avenue, near Arlington) via the following:
i) Personal delivery from 9 AM to 12 NN Monday to Friday only; and
ii) Post or courier. b. Entries must contain the following information: i) Name ii) Birthdate
iii) Home Address
iv) Mailing Address
v) Email Address
vi) Telephone No.
vii) Mobile Phone No.
viii) Foot Size
ix) Signature
x) To authenticate the entry, it must also contain a photo of the contestant in the said location.
*Incomplete entries will automatically be disqualified
IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU MAY NOW EMAIL YOUR ENTRIES TO PROMO@HAVAIANASPHILIPPINES.COM (EMAIL SIZE SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 1MB WHILE VIDEO ESSAYS SHOULD BE CONVERTED INTO ZIP FILE WHEN SENDING).” 7. Contestants agree that upon submission, all entries along with all its components become property of Terry SA Inc. and may be used by Terry SA Inc. for promotional, publicity, advertising, marketing and all other similar purposes, with or without consent from the sender.
8. Final judging of entries will be re-scheduled to a new date (to be announced).
9. Winners will be announced in June 2008. Winning entries will be announced on TV and not later than two (2) weeks after determination of winners. Winners will also be notified via email, phone call, and registered mail. A write up of winning entries will also appear in broadsheets.
10. All employees of Terry SA Inc., Studio23, GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Inc., Creative Juice and other promo partners/third parties, including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity, are automatically disqualified from joining this contest. Persons reporting regularly to Terry SA Inc., Studio23, GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Inc., Creative Juice Communications Inc. under a contract or service and who, by the nature of the service they render may have a direct and personal knowledge of the promotion shall also be disqualified.
11. Terry S.A. Inc. reserves the right to cancel this contest in the event that the contest becomes impossible to continue due to fortuitous events. CRITERIA FOR JUDGING: 1. Seven (7) winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
a. Uniqueness of experience
b. Uniqueness of beach destination
c. Uniqueness of activities in the destination
d. Presentation/creativity of entry and supporting materials
2. The first seventy (70) qualified entries that meet the minimum criteria, based on the contest criteria, will automatically get a pair of Havaianas Limited-Edition 7 Waves. The determination of the date and time of submission of entries will be as follows:
a. Upon receipt of the entry, the date and time will be recorded in a log book. Contestant will also be given a copy of the transmittal record.
b. Entries received via post or courier will be recorded based on the date the package is sent. 3. The set of judges will be comprised of travel editors from leading publications and company representatives from the participating organizations.
1. Each of the seven (7) winners will be given the following prizes:
a. A 3-day/2-night all-expense paid trip for two (2), consisting of two roundtrip airline tickets and accommodations to the destination that the winner wrote about;
b. One (1) pair Limited-Edition Havaianas 7 Waves. However, if the winner has already won a pair of Limited-Edition Havaianas 7 Waves by being one of the first seventy (70) senders, the second pair of Havaianas 7 Waves will be given to his/her travel companion;
c. A summer package from T-Box, David and Goliath and Dakine.
2. Each of the seven (7) winning trips will be scheduled by Terry S.A. Inc., within June to October 2008. The winner will be notified at least one month before the trip schedule. Should the winner be unavailable, the prizes will be forfeited and the next qualified winner will be awarded the prizes.
3. Provincial winners will be flown from their residence directly to the destination. If no direct flights are available, they will be first flown to Manila for a connecting flight to their intended destination.
4. All prizes are not transferable and not convertible to cash 5. Winners shall have at least thirty (30) days from the date of the publication or announcement or notification of winners, whichever comes last, within which to claim their prizes. Winners shall present 2 valid IDs as evidence of his/her identity and entry. A detailed set of instructions for claiming of prizes will be sent through registered mail.
6. To avail of his/her prize, contestant must be fit to travel on the scheduled dates. A medical certificate must be submitted prior to the trip.
7. Contestants agree that if they are chosen as winners, their trip will be documented by Studio 23 and will be featured in NewsCentral. One destination shall be featured each month.
8. Contestants agree that if they are chosen as winners, they will be accompanied by a travel editor (each one of the judges will be assigned for each destination) on their winning trip. The travel editors shall document the trip and produce a box of travel guides about the destination.
9. For each trip, the following facets of each destination will need to be featured: a. Food b. Leisure c. Where to stay d. History e. Shopping f. Activities g. Local Trivia For questions and more information, please call the Havaianas Flipping for the Beach Secretariat at (632) 780-9898 landline or (0927) 6621127 mobile, Mondays to Fridays, between 9am and 5pm or email promo@havaianasphilippines.com.


5 Beauty Crimes I'm guilty of

1. I don't wash my brushes every after use. Since I work an-8 hour job, it's impossible to squeeze that in during my busiest moments.

2. I can't expertly do my eyebrows. =( Sad, but true.

3. I let all grease run amuck in my face when I'm at home. I really feel icky when I have something in my face (and not foundie) and I feel like I'll get all the dirt.

4. I hate my crease-less eyelids. (Is this even a crime?)

5. I only comb my hair once a week. I have curly hair. Period.

I'm tagging EVERYBODY! =P


In Review: NARS Blush in Oasis

Nars Blush in Oasis, Ps.1,350 (Rustan's)
Photo by teeyah.

Pure love. I can't believe that this brand actually has something that has gold speckles. Staying power is excellent as it stays on all day =P

Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look. Imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and may be worn alone or layered together for more depth and intensity.
Provides a sheer, natural hint of color
Made with transparent pigments to avoid heaviness
Broad selection of shades.

Source: http://www.narscosmetics.com/Blush-C39_category_7.aspx

Like what the website says, it was exactly sheer and does not cover your cheek with blush in one stroke. This is good if you're the type who just wants a hint of blush in your face. I was supposed to buy the Orgasm shade, but did not for 2 reasons:

1. It was too coral-ish for me. I rarely wear coral shades as I feel it becomes too orange on my yellow, Asian skin.
2. The Rustan's branch didn't have a stock anyway. :P

Anyway, overall, I'm very happy with NARS Oasis, as it really makes the face shimmer. Perfect for the season, too!


Turn your summer shots to free fuel and gadgets!

Shell Helix Hot Summer Shots Mechanics

The contest is open to amateur photographers in the Philippines, DSLR and digital point-and-shoot users alike.

Entries should be in color, must be in JPEG (.jpg) format and may not exceed a file size of one megabyte (1mb).

The contest duration is from March 8 to May 31, 2008.

To submit an entry: visit www.readygetshellgo.com to access the contest entry page. Complete the online entry form.
Follow the directions on how to upload your photo entry.
Photos must have a resolution of 100 dpi or 7 x 5.5 inches. Only minor enhancement of photographs is allowed (brightness and contrast, sharpening, levels).
Each entry must be submitted with complete details that will contain the contestant's information, as well as details of the photograph (where and when it was taken).
Entries will be subjected to a screening process and upon acceptance will be published in this website.
Submissions that are deemed by the judges in their sole discretion to be unfit or unacceptable for publication will be disqualified.
All entries are considered Shell property and may be used by Shell, and likewise cannot be featured in other contests, publications, advertisements, exhibits, and other printed or digital media.
All entries must be original and have not been published or exhibited in any printed or online media prior to the contest.
All entries must feature your own car, pick up, or SUV/AUV in a refreshing setting, location or mood in any of the following categories: nature, action, travel or humor. Photo must be taken from March 8, 2008 until May 31, 2008.
From March 8, 2008 to May 31, 2008, the pictures of the finalists will be displayed in this website.
There will be four (4) winners for this contest. Prizes are: one (1) iPod Shuffle, one (1) Kodak digital camera, and two (2) Shell Helix Ultra Oil Change Package.
Winners will be chosen and announced on June 16, 2008 at Shell House and will be published in this website.
A participant can only win once. All winners will be notified via registered mail.
Winners can claim their prize (within a 90-day period after receipt of notification) in their nearest Shell Helix Service Centre.

Criteria for Judging
Originality – 30%
The idea of the photo should be fresh and interesting.
The photo should be unique from other photos.
Aesthetics – 40%
The photo should be mind-blowing or has impact.
Relevance to the theme – 30%

The Photo should show your car out on a summer road trip in a refreshing setting or showing the beautiful places you are going to enjoy the summer featuring nature, action, travel or humor.


Make your own Havaianas!

A. Make Your Own Havaianas is an event which runs from May 2 to 4, 2008 at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City where you can customize your own pair of flip-flops.

B. You can create your very own pair following these easy steps:

1. Choose your sole.

2. Choose your strap.

3. Choose your embellishments – letter-pins to spell out your name, lifestyle pins to reflect your personality, Swarovskis to express your chic.

4. Our friendly staff will assemble your special pair on the spot.

5. If you wish to embellish your pair with Swarovskis, proceed to the designated station.

6. Lacinhos (“little laces”) are also available to dress up your customized pair.

7. Purchase your exclusive creation for only P795.00 (Adults sizes from 33/4 to 45/6) and P745.00 (Kids sizes from 25/6 to 31/2) without embellishments; an additional P50.00 for each pin or each Swarovski will be charged. Purchase of lacinhos will be an additional P200.00 per pair (a pair of lacinhos per pair of slippers will be allowed).

C. The event now offers Adults & Kids sizes and Top & Slim styles.

D. The event operates during designated mall hours (from Friday to Sunday) but closes one (1) hour earlier than the mall closing hours.

E. Cash and credit card (Visa and Mastercard) purchases are accepted.

F. Upon payment, you will be given a stub for a free snack set which you can claim at the Make Your Own Havaianas lounge. One snack set stub will be given per pair purchased.

G. In the interest of customers and to better serve everyone, each customer is allowed to purchase only up to a maximum of five (5) pairs.

H. Colors and sizes of soles and straps as well as the availability of pins are limited so don’t let this chance slip away! Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Terry S.A. Inc. and the organizers are not liable in case stock of Havaianas merchandise runs out.

I. The event organizers reserve the right to limit the time customers are allowed inside the event area, or the number of customers to be allowed in the venue at one time, in order to accommodate all customers.

J. Food and drinks are not allowed inside the selection and assembly areas.

K. The event organizers have exerted all efforts to ensure security and safety within the venue. They will not be held liable for any losses or accidents that may occur during the activity.

L. The event organizers reserve the right to refuse entry to individuals or groups for whatever reason they deem valid in order to maintain the safety and/or general interest of majority of its customers.


In my loot...

The other day, I received my loot from Elegant Minerals and wasn't able to write about 'em.

Anyhoo, now that I have some time, I can write a quickie review on the samples from Elegant Minerals.

Photo by: teeyah. 2008

What's shown above is a 1. Pink Glow Bronzer, 2. Foundation in Corn Silk and 3. E/s in Slate. So far, I have only used these three shades and I love how highly pigmented the e/s is. When I used it, I forgot to foil it and just lined the lower part of my lid with it. I loved the fact that it stayed in my eyes even after having dinner at NSG (which by the way was YUM).

I have yet to try the rest of my samples this week and hopefully complete all of my pending reviews.


Beauty Secrets

Tagged by: Liz. =P

My Foundation: L'oreal True Match 2 way Foundation in Sun Beige.

My Mascara: Maybelline Volum' Express and L'oreal Waterproof Wide Eye Mascara

My Blush: L'oreal Blush Delice in Rosy Cheeks, NARS Make up your mind Blush on in Oasis.

My Lipstick: I don't use lipstick =P

My Essential Beauty Product: Olay Total Effects

My Favorite Makeup Product: Lipgloss =P

My Perfume: Burberry and Clinique

My Nails: The Face Shop, Sally Hansen, The Body Shop, Orly.

Three Products to bring on a deserted island: Neutrogena Sunblock, Lipbalm and a nice pair of shades

Women I admire for their beauty: Mi Momma and my grandma

Woman with the Best Sense of Style: Charlize Theron

My Ultimate Dream: Bliss, happiness, and love for everyone.

How Do I Define Womanhood: Being strong and beautiful at the same time.

My Favorite Fashion Publication: InStyle, W, Cosmo

I am tagging : Budang, Chai, Karen


The First Day.

>> Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My first day as an MMU convert.
What I used:
EM Foundation in Cornsilk
EM e/s in Slate
EM Blush in Pink Glow Bronzer
in2it brow powder
Maybelline Volum Express Mascara in Brown
The Face Shop Black Label Pot Lipgloss in Passion Red


Inception of the MMU Addiction

It all started with this...
For many months now I've been fascinated with mineral make up. My mom says it's all a rage (however, she buys me MMU from US) but I beg to disagree and join the bandwagon. I've read about it from blog-hopping, Multiply, all sorts of information avenue. And they all say one thing: Mineral Make up is the best thing that will ever happen to your skin.

Whatever will happen to mine will be the subject of my next post =)

**MMU was ordered online, thru Marie of Elegant Minerals. Order from their Multiply site. BTW, Marie was very nice to send the loot way before I headed over to Gcash to pay them. =)



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