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Urbanears Tanto Contest: My Summer Playlist

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Contests, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Music

Hello loves!  Summer just keeps getting hotter and hotter!  Our current weather is just CRAZY hot!!!  But I’ll give you something even hotter!!!

I’m giving away brand new RED HOT Urbanears Tanto if you can help me populate my summer playlist!

Joining is easy:

1. Simply comment on the section below and list down the summer tracks that you recommend for me (5-10 songs)

2. Make sure to leave your email address because this is how I’ll contact you if you won.  Email addresses are private!

3. Winners will be announced on Labor day May 1 (it is also my blog’s anniversary!)


Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram if you like <3 I share tips on love, life and career from time to time 😉

Facebook: /flaircandy

Twitter: @flaircandy

Instagram: @flaircandy




Thank you so much for participating everyone!  I sure would want to host more contests as this is so much fun!  Thank you so much for your cool entries! WOW! I was overwhelmed, you guys are awesome!

My winner: Congratulations to KILLERFILLER!!! Woohoo!  I was actually obsessing about this one song “I could be the one” by Avicii and he’s the only one who answered this!  Also, I love the XX.  Thank you so much!  I will contact you privately.

If I Lose Myself – One Republic
Beat Control – Tilly and the Wall
I Could be the One – Avicii vs Nicky Romero
Mirror – Justin Timberlake
You Only Live Once – The Strokes
Islands – The XX
Closer Than This – St Lucia
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa – Vampire Weekend
Miracle Mile – Cold War Kids
1901 – Phoenix

As for those who didn’t win.  I’ll be hosting more contests – they’ll be more fun and I hope you join.  Love you all!




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Vietura Summer Contest

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Beauty, Contests, Health

Hello everyone!  Are you ready for summer?  It’s time to take care of your skin because it is your best friend this sunny solstice season!

I’m giving away a Vietura GC so you can pamper yourself and be ready for summer!  Joining is easy 🙂



1. Follow Vietura on Facebook and Twitter
Facebook: facebook.com/Vietura
Twitter: @Vietura

2. Follow Flaircandy on Facebook

3. Answer the question “What makes you beautiful?” on the comment section below.

Know more about Vietura at Sofitel here.

It’s super easy!  I will pick my favorite answer and announce the winner on Labor Day! May 1.  I will contact you through the email address you will provide on the comment form below (your email address is private and won’t be seen by the public)

Spread the love!







I do agree, smile can go a long long way, congratulations Fati Recede!  I will contact you privately regarding your prize.




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PXC 35 Free Tickets

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Contests, Sports

Treat your friends to watch an exciting fight of PXC 35!

Get a chance to win 5 tickets! Just follow these instructions:

  1. Just Tweet “@flaircandy is giving away 5 Upper Box #PXC35 tickets to 1 lucky fan! Just follow @AKTVonIBC13 and @flaircandy and RT http://bit.ly/winPXC35”
  2. Follow @flaircandy on Twitter
  3. Follow @AKTVonIBC13 on Twitter
  4. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #PXC35
  5. Tweet before 12nn of Monday,  Feb 11, 2013.  The winner will be announced after that.

How to claim the tickets if you win:

1.  I will update this post announcing the winner and Tweet it as well.

2.  Expect a DM from me, @flaircandy, for instructions.

PXC 35

WIN PXC 35 Tickets!

What: FIVE PXC 35Tickets for 1 Lucky winner (Upper Box)

When: PXC Fight happens on February 16, 2013

Where: Ynares Sports Arena

Time: Door opens at 5PM, Showtime at 7PM

   Pacific X-treme Combat is one of Asia’s biggest and best MMA organizations based in Guam, they soon of course spread there brand to the Philippines and have grown massively since then. PXC has experienced massive growth in both ticket sales and TV viewers.  Since then it has been tagged the fastest growing sport of MMA.

Details about the PXC 35 fight here.

Fight Card

Main Event: Sarmiento vs Ordiz, Tiamanglo vs Tanaka

Fight Night / Live Event

Date: February 16, 2013

Venue: Ynares Sports Arena, Kapitolyo Pasig City  (click here for map)

Call time: 5pm

Curtain raisers matches: 5pm onwards

For tickets to the live event, click here.

Watch PXC 35 via Satellite on AKTV on IBC13!

Follow AKTV on Twitter (@AKTVonIBC13) for LIVE UPDATES of the PXC 35 fight.

Like AKTV on Facebook for your one-stop sporting action.


Congratulations @dimax for winning 5 tickets to PXC 35!

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PXC 35 Calendar and Fight Card

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Contests, Sports

If you don’t know anything about MMA, I suggest you watch the movie BOOM!  It was very fun and entertaining, and you would love the sport (If you don’t love it yet).

If you haven’t heard of PXC, then let me give you a briefer.  Pacific X-treme Combat is one of Asia’s biggest and best MMA organizations based in Guam, they soon of course spread there brand to the Philippines and have grown massively since then. PXC has experienced massive growth in both ticket sales and TV viewers.  Since then it has been tagged the fastest growing sport of MMA.

This February 16th, another PXC fight is about to bring you a packed card including a Lightweight Title Fight and an Interim-Bantamweight Title Fight.  This will happen at the Ynares Sports Arena.


Fight Card

Featuring the main event is the Lightweight Title Fight with two Philippine fighters Harris Sarmiento (35-34) and Isiah Ordiz (2-0-0) in what must be a holding fight for the belt that Mark Striegl (12-0) is destined to win during the coming year.

Main Event: Sarmiento vs Ordiz, Tiamanglo vs Tanaka


I was there during the last fight of Sarmiento.  Striegl beat him at 2:37 seconds of Round 1 – I was just getting ready for the fight, and then it was over.  Well, I guess I need to get used to Striegl’s fights.   The odds must favor Sarmiento because of the high quality opponents he already battled, whereas, Ordiz is relatively inexperience.  I was there when Odiz had his last fight too, all I can say is – he is ONE FIGHTER!  Backstage, he kept practicing his moves until the time he was called on stage for his fight.

If Sarmiento wins this fight, he must surely fight Striegl again.

The Interim-Bantamweight Title Fight features Joe Taimanglo (17-4-1) from Guam tackles Japan’s Michinori Tanaka (6-0) these two are both submission experts so expect a highly technical and exciting bout.


PXC Calendar

Press Conference

  • · Date: February 14, 2013
  • · Time: 11am-1pm

Weigh In

  • · Date: February 15, 2013
  • · Time: 11am-1pm

Fight Night / Live Event

  • · Date: February 16, 2013
  • · Venue: Ynares Sports Arena, Kapitolyo Pasig City (click here for map)
  • · Call time: 5pm
  • · Curtain raisers matches: 5pm onwards

For tickets to the live event, click here.

Watch PXC 35 via Satellite on AKTV on IBC13!


Follow AKTV on Twitter (@AKTVonIBC13) for LIVE UPDATES of the PXC 35 fight.

Like AKTV on Facebook for your one-stop sporting action.

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Ramen Bar Instagram Contest Win 4th Gen iPod Touch

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Contests, Food



Dine, Share and Win with Ramen Bar!


Get to try Ramen Bar’s new dishes and get a chance to win weekly prizes and a 4th Gen iPod Touch only at #RamenBar


Here’s how:

  • Try the new Ramen dishes (Shoyu 2.0, Kakuni King, Bikkuri)
  • Take a photo, describe your dish and share it on Instagram
  • Use the hashtags #AwesomeNewRamen #RamenBar #RBcontest
  • Link it to your twitter and facebook accounts for more chances of winning
  • Contest will run from November 5, 2012 until January 14, 2013
  • Weekly winners will be announced on Ramen Bar’s Facebook Fan Page every Monday
  • Grand Prize winner will be announced on January 21, 2013


Ramen Bar Instagram:  @ramenbar_ph

Ramen Bar Facebook:  facebook.com/ramenbar

Ramen Bar Twitter: @RamenBar




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My Flair Life in Color, Rise When We Fall

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Advocacy, Contests, Featured, Music, Promos

I spent 2 days in different airports.  Went from one country to another, and I found out that the Philippines was crying because of the habagat.  It was a bit hard for me have fun in my trip when some of my friends were waist-deep in the flood.

I went home via Clark airport and I was so worried that Clark airport might be flooded as well, and my car would be flooded too.  Luckily it didn’t flood in Clark Airport and it is one safe place for my car, rather than I would have left it in my condo in Manila, my car would have been gone.

I got stranded in Clark area because NLEX was flooded and the rest of the roads I needed to cross to go home. 


With nothing to do, I was companied by music and color.  I brought my Urbanears with me.  I waited long hours in the airport, and more hours being stuck in Clark.




After the rains and the onslaught of the habagat, we rise again.  As always.




Brand new Urbanears Tanto for auction

Minimum bid at P500!


In lieu with this, I donated one of my Urbanears Tanto (unused, unopened, brand new) to our PHL360.com online auction.

Proceeds of the auction will benefit the victims of the recent habagat flooding via Philippine National Red Cross.


at php500

Click on the image to participate in the auction! 


This is worth P1950 but the bidding price starts at P500.


Check out other auctioned other items here.


PLUS!  There’s another colorful contest from Urbanears!


Urbanears concept store in the Philippines will launch it’s opening on August 14 at the Podium. Digits will also launch the new Fall/Winter collection on the same date!  They will be bringing in 3 new colors which they will announce there.

All you have to do to join is take at least one photo of yourself in instagram with the Urbanears or an outfit post or closeup shot with your Urbanears. Put the photo in the post.  You don’t have to own Urbanears to join.  Read the poster below for details.




Find out where you can buy your very own Urbanears here.

Get updated with more contests and announcements here on Digit’s FB page https://www.facebook.com/digitstrading

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The Wheatgrass Sexy, Young, Healthy and Active Photo Contest

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Beauty, Contests, Featured, Fitness, Health

Share your story!

“Why You’re Sexy, Young, Healthy & Active?” 

Win exciting experiences plus gift packs from Easy Pha-Max Philippines!


How to Join

1.  Like Easy Pha-Max on Facebook so you can tag them on your photo.

2.  On your wall, upload a photo of yourself with Easy Pha-Max product and accompany it with a status update letting everyone know why you’re sexy, young, healthy and active with Easy Pha-Ma Wheatgrass.


ex:  Every morning I drink Easy Pha-max @Wheatgrass C.A.N. to feel sexy, young, healthy and active everyday!


3.  Before posting, don’t forget to make it public!



A special prize awaits a photo with the most likes! Easy Pha-Max Philippines reserves the right to validate votes.  Likes by Pages or bogus accounts will not be counted.


*Submit as many entries as you like.  Deadline of submission is July 30 2012 6pm  Announcement of winners is on July 31 2012.


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Sunplay Contest: Surf’s Up! Design your own SunPlay Surfboard

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Contests

Are you ready to experience Highest SPF with SunPlay? Have a non-stop summer adventure with Surf’s Up! – Design your own surfboard and get a chance to win a special SunPlay giftpack.


Surfing is a great sport and the Philippines has many wonderful surfing destinations. Dare to be the surfer you’ve always wanted with SunPlay’s Surf’s Up Contest! Design your own surfboard and share the thrill and excitement on your FB wall. A SunPlay Surfboard of the Week shall be chosen starting May 4 to 31, 2012 and shall win a special SunPlay gift pack.

How to Win
1. Click LIKE to play   https://www.facebook.com/sunplay130/app_221536387960057 
2. Personalize it! Choose gender, background, surfboard and upload your photo.
3. Start designing your own surfboard! Drag and drop up to 10 icons.
4. Click Post to Profile.
5. On your Facebook Timeline, share the image and complete the message:

With SunPlay’s Highest SPF, I can definitely go non-stop surfing at __ (indicate place). Surf’s Up! (tag @SunPlay Philippines)

Be sure to also tag the photo with “SunPlay Philippines.”

Here’s my design 😛



  1. The contest is open to all Philippine residents. Each participant can submit a maximum of three entries per week for the duration of the contest.
  2. Contest / Uploading of entries shall officially start on May 4, 2012 up to May 31, 2012.
  3. Participants can only upload their own face to complete their entry. Total design of each entry cannot contain logos, elements or products from competing sunblock brands or other icons besides those provided for in the Surf’s Up FB application. Entries not complying to the provisions herein shall be automatically disqualified.
  4. One entry per week shall be chosen by SunPlay Philippines and shall be posted as SunPlay’s Surfboard of the Week on SunPlay Philippines FB Wall.
  5. Names of the winners will be posted every Friday (6pm) on www.facebook.com/sunplay130.
  6. Winners should respond with complete mailing information within 30 days after notification. Failure to respond will mean forfeiture of prizes.
  7. Prizes will be sent via courier.
  8. All entries will be deemed property of OneIMDS Corporation. SunPlay reserves the right to use the submitted game image and caption for its advertising or communication activities.
  9. SunPlay assumes no copyright liability.
  10. All entries may be used and published in whole and in part by OneIMDS Corporation.
  11. SunPlay reserves the right to reject or disqualify entries that do not comply with contest rules or shows evidence of game fraud. All decisions of the contest organizers are final and binding.

– Any contact information will not be disclosed nor sold to any third party for purposes not related to the promo

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Ensembles Boracay Contest

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Contests, Fashion, Travel

Ensembles has something fun planned for their new fans and long time loyal followers.

An exciting start for 2012! 

Few more weeks and Summer is officially on! Summer means having fun, adventures and getaways. And Ensembles is getting an early start to summer!

Ensembles is kicking this off by giving away an All Expense Paid BORACAY TRIP for TWO! Join Ensembles Facebook Photo Contest this January 16 and reach for 20,000 Facebook likes. Once they reach this, a lucky fan will be basking with her companion under the sun!

Just upload a photo of you wearing your fave Ensembles outfit, tell us why you chose this photo and ask your friends to like it. The entry with the best answer and most number of likes by the time they announce, wins!

To join the contest, visit Ensemble’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EnsemblesOnline and www.ensembles.com.ph for the full mechanics.


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Own It! Secure Delsey Travel Bags Up for Grabs!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Announcements, Bags, Contests, Travel

Remember this?

the Delsey Travel bag could be yours!  You’d get a new one of course!

Check out my previous post about Delsey bag and the perils of having an unsecured luggage here:



Now if you want one for yourself, all you have to do is share this video:

check this poster for more details!

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Beyond Blogging, Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass Blogger Contest

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Contests, Health

If you are a blogger, a freelance writer, or if you have extra time with you, then I think you would love to turn time into gold — to go beyond blogging, think business and become an entrepreneur.

A blogging contest  for Filipino bloggers living in the Philippines was launched on 17 September by Easy Pha-max Phils. Inc. at the Blogapalooza One held at Fully Booked in Fort Bonifacio Global City.

Easy Pha-max offers a range of health products that I use myself especially the Wheatgrass honey!  Drinking Wheatgrass adds value not only to my body but for the many things that I do.


This is for you if you want to win P10K for blogging

Open to all bloggers, the contest has a theme “Why I should be an Easy Livelihood member” which candidates have to develop in not more than 500 words.

For interested bloggers to be able to develop the theme, they will  be invited by Easy Pha-max to attend a half-day Easy Livelihood seminar which the company conducts  every Saturday.

Bloggers will be asked to come to any of these dates, Sept. 24, October 1 /8/ 15.

The contest  begins on September 25 and ends October 25.  Five winners will be selected and this will be announced on November 4 in the company’s  Wheatgrass C.A.N. Facebook page.

The top winner will receive P10,000. Four consolation prizes will be in cash, from P2,000 to P5,000 according to ranking.

The contest, according to Easy Pha-max, is an opportunity for bloggers to know more about the company’s products and services.  It will also be a door-opener  for any blogger to earn additional income by becoming an entrepreneur at a very small investment of P5,000.

Mechanics of the contest are posted on the company website at www.wheatgrasscan.com.

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Win Turn 1 F1 Singapore Tickets

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Announcements, Contests, Featured, Formula 1, Singapore

UPDATE: Hi guys, I didn’t win the GPSS contest so that means, I am not the one raffling the winners.  Thanks to everyone who –supported me!

Hey guys! Adrenaline levels are up as September comes alive with Grand Prix Season Singapore! It’s that month where F1 fans in the Philippines get closer to living Louder Than Life if they choose to experience the Singapore F1 Grand Prix night race.

With this, I EXTEND my excitement to all of you as I will be giving you a chance to win

one (1) Turn 1 F1 ticket

via the “Support Your Favorite GPSS Blogger Tweet Race.

This is where you will be seated!

map view of the Turn 1 seat

check out the dark red grandstand on the upper right corner

Turn 1 Grandstand Ticket Highlights

  • Turn 1 Grandstand ticket is equivalent to SGD 1,288 or at around  P43,000!
  • Access to all Zones, more importantly Zone 1 (some entertainment are only exclusive to Zone 1)
  • Drivers significantly slow down in this very tricky turn
  • Good seat for pictures
  • Accident prone area.  F1 is really safe, but when there are accidents, drivers usually go down the car and walk to the pit 😛

Turn 1 spectators will be able to witness up-close the sheer skill of a Formula One™ driver. As the drivers jostle for the best position at Turn 1 after flag-off, spectators will experience the awesome braking power of a Formula OneTM car as they negotiate the first corner at about 90km/h after reaching speeds of about 290km/h along the Pit Straight. Fans here witnessed Mark Webber’s car hitting the barriers at Turn 2 in 2009, which ended his race prematurely.

The Turn 1 Grandstand is located in Zone 1 and is in close proximity to the F1 Village where spectators can enjoy roving entertainment as well as live performances from international acts. Spectators can enjoy access to the Padang main stage, where multi award-winning rock group Linkin Park is set to perform on race day, 25 September 2011. The complete entertainment programme will be released in the coming months. Patrons can also purchase exclusive Formula One™ memorabilia and Singapore GP merchandise, admire the exhibits from various Formula One™ teams, and take part in a wide variety of entertainment activities.


What you need to do:

It’s very simple, just Tweet a link to any of my Grand Prix Season Singapore Posts with hashtag #FlairCandy4GPSS


Dancing to Shakira’s hips don’t lie

Zoom Zoom Pow: F1 Singapore Night Race 2011 Updates

F1 Singapore Grand Prix for Geeks – La Terra Al Centro Dell ‘Universo

Singapore Grand Prix Highlights and other Events During GPSS

Live Louder Than Life at Grand Prix Season Singapore

Amber Lounge Fashion Singapore 2011

Example of a valid tweet:

RT @flaircandy: Amber Lounge Fashion Singapore 2011 http://bit.ly/qRLGyZ #FlairCandy4GPSS 

General Mechanics:

  • Help me win the GPSS contest by sharing links to my GPPS blog posts including the hash tag.
  • I would be privileged to raffle of the winners only if I win the GPPS contest.  So help me win yah? 🙂
  • It’s open for everyone.  Whether you are in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia or any other country just as long as you are willing to meet me in Singapore to get the tickets if I myself win 🙂  So help me win 😀
  • You will only win the Turn 1 ticket.  Airfare and accommodations are not included.  Only the ticket! 🙂
  • It’s important that you include the hash tag #FlairCandy4GPSS on your tweet
  • You can compress the url of my blog post, but make sure the link works! You can use bit.ly or any other tools to compress the url
  • Share at least 1 of the 6 urls I have listed above.
  • If you don’t have Twitter, about time to open an account yeah? 🙂
  • Only one tweet is required to join.  You  may tweet posts multiple times but your raffle entry will be counted as one.
  • Contest duration: September 14, to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 18.
  • If I win the GPSS contest, I will be privileged to raffle the winner.  If so, I will pick a winner via Random.org and will announce on September 19.
Good luck guys and I hope to bump into you in Singapore!


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Get Healthy and WIN!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2011 in Contests, Featured, Fitness, Health, Promos, Sports

Hey guys, healthy living need not be booooorrrrriiiing.

Two contests for the young — ahem, that’s me —- and the not-so-very-young are ongoing on Facebook. Really, there are so many contests there, but these two got my attention.

For one, I’m into healthy lifestyle. Or I try my damned best to be. 

Two, these contests are encouraging us to channel our creative juices to be funny, quirky, amusing, nutty but with good intentions.  Whoa!!!

Anyway, if you’re all of the above…. Me, I’m batty all the time but lovable nevertheless — visit the Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass CAN fan page. Like that page before you send your entry.

The mechanics of the two contests are also found there.

1.       “Shake the Grass” video contest  –

3 winners will be announced on August 19.

How do you win?  3 categories such as Best Video, Most Liked and Most viewed.

Cool cool prizes for each category:
a.   Samsung Galaxy Tab for the Most Liked video
b.   Most number of views –   P3,000 cash and this elegant Wheatgrass ready-to-drink shirt
c.  An Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen 8gb  —  for the best video which will be determined on originality (50%), creativity (40%) and quality of the video (10%).

2.        “I can change for the good” foto contest

Prize at stake is dinner with Alodia and Ashley, plus a special Easy Pha-max gift pack. 

Top 3 winners will be based on the most number of likes of their fotos, the best foto, and the best “I change for the good” pledge.

So guys, I’m sure before the 57 days countdown, you would have had the time to create a video,  take a good foto of yourself and thought of a good promise you know you can keep.Winners will be announced on August 19.

How I shake Wheatgrass CAN

*disclaimer: the photos are edited and photoshopped.  I believe you can’t do this when  you join the contest.  For illustration purposes only 😛

hannah villasis wheatgrass can alodia

cross ankle inverted shake!

cross knee pole dance wheatgrass can wheat grass alodia hannah villasis

cross knee inverted shake!

snorkeling wheatgrass flaircandy alodia hannah villasis

under the sea shake shake!

surfing wheatgrass can shake hannah villasis alodia

The ultimate surfing shake!

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Plains and Prints Give Away

Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in Contests, Fashion, Featured

It’s fun celebrating anniversaries and thank you for keeping on coming back to my blog my dear readers.  This is all for you!  Thank you for being with FlairCandy blog for 3 years!!! YAYE!

Thank you to Plains and Prints and of course MegaDeals.ph for sponsoring this next giveaway that I know a lot of you fashionistas will love!


MegaDeals.ph is giving away 5 Plains and Prints Vouchers to its awesome Mega Shopaholic Members! Just LIKE and TAG us to WIN this exclusive fashion voucher!

1. LIKE MegaDeals.ph Fan Page at www.facebook.com/megadealsph
2. Tag @MegaDealsph and WheinInManila/ FlairCandy in their Facebook status with this copy :
“I’m joining the @MegaDeals – Plains and Prints Voucher Give Away c/o @WhenInManila and @FlairCandy – Hope I WIN!

2. Winners will be announced on June 15, 2011 (tomorrow). Participants must register in www.megadeals.ph and input complete and correct email address and contact number (we’ll be notifying the winner and sending the voucher there)
If you want to join but avail of 50% discount on Plains and Prints you can head on to MegaDeals.ph and get that awesome voucher for bigger savings in your fashion / shopping needs!
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Skin Hydration – A Key to Younger Looking Skin

Posted by on Jun 12, 2011 in Beauty, Contests, Featured

Dear readers,

Since I am already in my mid 20s (let’s not be specific), I have been obsessed in staying young!  I can feel many changes since I was 18, and mind you, the earlier you start in taking care of your body, the better.  I’m talking not only about the food you eat, the lifestyle you live, but also that one protective layer of skin that covers your body.

For me, the number one factor in keeping your skin soft and supple is not to dry it!

On my first date ever, I was so conscious of my hands… What if he touches my hand? it felt so rough at that time!  I felt like an old witch and not Snow White!  Then and there, I know I had to keep on paying attention to my skin!  I buy lotions left and right, but the trickier part is the skin on my face!

It’s so sensitive that I can’t just put on anything.  My main problem is that I have a combination skin.  I am very oily on my T-zone especially when I think a lot.  When I work or when I studied for my board exams before.   But outside that, my skin felt so dry…


Women, as a rule will desire soft and smooth skin yet in between facials this is a little difficult to achieve. Keeping skin hydrated is very important as it gives you smooth and supple skin. After all, healthy-looking skin is made up of high percentage of water. Without adequate hydration, your skin will look stressed-out, showing unwanted signs such as excessive shine, fine lines and lack of radiance.

What makes facial skin rough?

The lack of water makes the skin rough and sets the stage for fine lines and wrinkles. But what most people don’t know is that oil and water are two different things when it comes to skin care. We use oil-based moisturizers that only add excess oil to the surface of our skin. What you really need for hydration is to increase the water content in your skin. Water easily evaporates and dries out the skin, leaving it sallow and lifeless. Soft dewy and supple skin is ideal, but how do we get it? First we need to understand why the skin gets rough and what we do on a daily basis to contribute with loss of hydration from our skin.

  1. In the morning, rushing out without sun block will contribute to all sorts of short and long- term skin problems. The sun is the primary cause of premature aging and exposure to the sun contributes to fine lines and dehydrated skin.
  2. Your daily dose of caffeine sucks moisture out of your skin.
  3. Aircon dehydrates your skin. Spending long periods of time in an air-conditioned room or environment dries out and stresses your delicate facial skin.
  4. Stress, overwork and sleep deprivation causes the skin to be unbalanced. The result is dry, dull and dehydrated skin.
  5. Drink lots of water. Juices and teas are not substitutes for water. Take water to replenish water loss from your skin and your system. Remember that water is the key to hydration.

The solution:

The solution can be summed up in one word, WATER! Oil and water are two essential elements to make your skin soft, smooth and supple. Yet, most women shy away from moisturizers because it makes their skin oily. True, most moisturizers contain oil that adds even more oil to your face, which you are trying to lessen in the first place. Again, the answer is water! Dehydrated skin is dry, sallow and lifeless because it lacks water. Water will add plum, glow and radiance to the skin’s overall appearance and make it softer, smoother and more supple. Ideal skin is hydrated skin.

Hydro Boost!

Neutrogena recently came out with a product that would solve this, and I had to test it myself!

I tested this on my left hand… leaving my right hand as is…  It’s usually for the face, but I don’t have fine wrinkles yet 😛 so my hand is perfect for this…

and this is the result


*I put the contrast on higher settings just so that you can see better…

I wish you could touch my hand too so that you can feel the difference 😛

Anyway, it feels great that my left hand feels more moisturized without feeling oily.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mousse Cleanser

Cleanses and balances the skin’s moisture level. The rich lather foams away impurities, while a

special hydrating agent restores skin’s natural moisture balance. For day and night use.

150ml / P445.50

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Clear Lotion (Toner)

Immediately tones and refines skin without causing tightness. It gives a shower of fresh hydration for a dewy complexion. Use after cleansing, for day and night. 150ml/P458.00

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Its purified Hyaluronic Acid and Olive Extract continuously release moisture to the skin’s surface while boosting skin cell’s ability to retain water. For day and night use after clear lotion or essence. 50 g/P 830.00

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Essence

Intensely moisturizing and deeply revitalizing, this rich essence has powerful hydration properties to keep skin plump, bouncy and supple. For day and night use, for intense hydration. After using the clear lotion, and before using the water gel, massage evenly to the face. 30 ml/ P999.00

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mask

Boosts skin’s moisture level 14 times. It is made with smart-fit fabric with 14,000 micro-holes to deeply infuse 25% more hydrating essence. Use as needed, at least once a week for deep and immediate hydration results. May also be used in the evening after cleansing and toning. Apply the mask and leave on for 15 minutes. Remove the mask and massage the remaining essence into your facial and neck area. Do not rinse, sleep with the essence. No need to apply water gel after using the mask. 1 pc/P198.00



Neutrogena Hydro Boost give away

Another good news guys!  Neutrogena is sponsoring this contest and I am giving away one Hydroboost kit for one lucky reader so that you too can try the power of hydro boost!

Simply answer the question:  How do you keep yourself young?

Be creative!



1. Answer in the comment question below.

2. Make sure you leave your valid email address in the comment section below. (Your email won’t be visible to others)

3. Only open to Metro Manila residents.

4. Contest ends on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 (11:59pm)

5. Winner is announced on June 16

6. Don’t forget to add me on Facebook and Twitter!



good luck and happy day to everyone!



We have a winner!

Congratulations Indi for winning your own set of Neutrogena Hydroboost kit. I will email you privately on how you’d get the prize.

Thanks to all who joined.. just a simple reminder to everyone to love and take care of yourselves yah? Stay pretty inside and out! Keep smiling and stay happy! 🙂 <3


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