Punk Princess at Selina's Beauty Castle

The look! Bouquet's not mine. Just borrowed it.
Have you heard of a particular salon in Cebu that treats their customers as royalties? I mean like literal “royalties”. I tell you there is! Sharing to you…drumbeats rolling… Selina’s Castle of Beauty and Wellness salon. This salon usually reminds me of my childhood dreams and thoughts. 

When I was a kid, I always wanted to become a princess or a queen, wear colorful fancy gowns, own a golden castle, hold my knight in shining armor's arm and live happily ever after. I used to read fairy tales way back so I couldn't really blame myself for thinking that way, lol. Well, I grew up now; made my own path of life and experienced both the world's sweetness and bitterness at times. It is funny to think now what my aspirations and thoughts were that hilarious. 

When I received an invitation of Selina’s Castle of Beauty and Wellness's opening event, I was intrigued. The curious cat inside my brain just wanted to see the place right away and so I decided to go there. This bloody red, lacy fancy chair in the lobby welcomed my eyes. It was as if calling me to sit on it. There was also a bouquet of flowers on the table next to the chair that time. What other perfect thing to do besides holding it and letting my friend took a picture of me with it? Lol. That was the story of this picture. No, this was not given to me by someone else; I just borrowed it!

I chose to look as if a punk princess during the event. I opted for a cropped gray tshirt with letter F print on it; paired with short faded denim shorts; balanced with an old-school high-cut converse shoes you’d probably ditch when you’re schooling. I accessorized the look with a black choker around my neck tied it into a ribbon then rolled my hair just a little bit up high and formed a bun on the head.

What is Selina’s Castle of Beauty and Wellness?

Selina’s Castle of Beauty and Wellness is a state of the art beauty and wellness center strategically located at the 2nd floor of the West Strip Main Mall Entrance or Parkmall in Mandaue City, Cebu. It offers enchanting facial treatment, royal body treatments, slimming and injectables. It has also services for kids so mothers do not have to worry about taking so long pampering themselves. This castle of beauty has saunas, showers, hot and cold tubs intended for its royal customers – the people of Cebu and the rest of the Visayas.

Selina’s Castle of Beauty and Wellness is another milestone that followed the successful launch of the partnership between Calayan Medical Group and M. Lhuillier Group last March. Currently, they have two beauty clinics in Cebu located at Oakridge and Parkmall. “If you want the best, you know where to go,” said Michel Lhuillier.

What’s their mission? To provide 5 Star services fit for a royalty for lesser price.

The place and staff

The lobby and reception area are dope! I mean it was very vibrant! With the wall covered with golden decorations as if those from a real castle, you can really feel as if you are inside a fairy tales' kingdom – lively and vivacious! The staff were friendly. They looked cute in their uniforms and the girls wore crown on their heads, too. So much cuteness!

The services and products

Selina’s Castle of Beauty and Wellness offers facial and body treatments, whitening and slimming services, royal VIP room and wet area packages, hard waxing and warts removal, laser treatments and kid’s services.  Prices ranges from a hundred pesos to one thousand depending on your choice. To know more of the prices of their services, please contact their contact number indicated below or you may visit them directly at their castle center.

You can buy beauty products at their shop that was just next to their salon center.

Now, sit back and relax. Take a break from the busy city life. Pamper yourself and treat yourself to a beauty castle. Visit Selina’s Castle of Beauty and Wellness now and experience like a royal-blooded homo sapien! Let me know what you think of this place by commenting below.

Address: 2nd floor, West Strip of Parkmall, Mandaue City
Contact number: 0917-524-8009

"At Selina's, your beauty wish is their command."

Baby Blue Chick at Sun Life Tri-Team Press Conference

One of the many great things Cebu is well-known for is the exciting "Ironman Triathlon" event that happens every year. Ironman Triathlon is a series of long-distance triathlon races consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile run, raced in that order and without a break.

If you are like me who is a big fan of this, then you know this is really exhilarating! A lot of people all over the Philippines including celebrities join this yearly healthy competition to showcase fun and strength. How about watching your celebrity crush soaked in sweat while looking cute and handsome still? Who wouldn’t want that? Hehe.

This year, Ironman 70.3 happened last August 6, 2017. One of the many participants of the said event was Sun Life Financial Philippines, with its very own executives, advisors, and brand ambassadors Piolo Pascual leading the Sun Life Tri-Team.

The Press Conference and My Outfit-of-the-day #OOTD

Before Ironman 70.3 took place, I was invited to witness the press conference of Sun Life Tri-Team in Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu. As a fashion wannabe (charr lang), one best way I figured to enjoy that yellow fun-filled day was to mix and match my outfit-of-the-day to achieve a girly chick look.

Since it was a sunny Saturday, I opted for a baby blue off-shoulder top paired with white lacey shorts to beat off sun’s hotness. This was just perfect and stylish especially with the baby blue handbag and Dior glasses on. Almost all people in the conference room were wearing yellow that day. Well, I felt I was the sky and they were the sun! In order to add a little bit of a class to the look, I sported out this not-so-old black criss-cross heels that was just residing in my shoe rack. Haha.

It was a wonderful experience especially after knowing Sun Life’s goal about promoting ideal fitness and active lifestyle. Sun Life had been boosting its health and wellness initiatives with GoWell, a community that promotes holistic wellness through a fit and active lifestyle, healthy eating, and living a balanced life. Its website, www.gowell.com.ph, offered fitness and wellness content with articles from experts; while community workouts and fitness classes were also offered to its members.

This is how you do the candid shot!

The participating teams and racers had also been introduced. Yes, I met some of the hottest Philippine celebrities namely Enchong and Piolo which made the experience much more interesting!
Enchong (swim) was joined by fellow celebrity Piolo (bike) in his team along with Toniel (run). Sun Life Board Director Paco Sandejas (swim) raced with Sun Life advisors Eboy de Leon (bike) and Mike Miras (run).

According to Sun Life CEO and Country Head Riza Mantaring, Sun Life had taken part in the Ironman many times over the past few years, and yet, the excitement it brought never gets old. That’s just true. I felt it!

Sun Life CEO and Country Head - Riza Mantaring

The Medal

The medal to be awarded to racers was once again designed by multi-awarded industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue, a Sun Life brand ambassador himself.

Look at that genius-styled medal, just incredible!

During the conference, Sunpiology Dou had also been unveiled.

What is Sunpiology Dou?

The good thing about Sun Life is that it does not only provide financial services to the people, it also promotes physical fitness and supports worthwhile causes. Sunpiology is a highly anticipated annual fun run organized by Sun Life Financial Philippines. Now, Sunpiology will evolve into a two-fold event and will soon cater both running and cycling enthusiasts thus called Sunpiology Duo.

Sunpiology Duo will come into two parts : Sun Life Cycle PH and Sun Life Resolution Run.

Sun Life Cycle PH is about cycling that will take place from November 18 to 19, 2017 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, while Sun Life Cycle PH is about running that will happen on January 20, 2018. Through these, people who are eager to get a boost in their fitness journey can be catered much more than before and can also contribute to worthwhile causes while participating at it. This will be a star-studded happening to be participated with Star Magic celebrities and GoWell ambassadors. It is surely going to be an exciting event!

So what are we waiting for? How about marking our calendars and planning to participate to these? Let’s go! For more updates on Sunpiology Duo, follow @sunlife on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter. More details will also be available  soon on www.sunpiology.com.

Special thanks to Sun Life Financial Philippines for having me during this day! 

Fashion Essentials for Sumilon Island

This bunny is excited!

It's final! I will have a retreat in Sumilon Island in the next few days! After a long time of hiatus when it comes to the word "vacation", here I am ready to hit the white beach and clear water of Sumilon Island. Ugh, I am so excited even with just the thought of it and can't wait any longer.

Sumilon Island is a 24-hectare coral island, located on the southeastern tip of Cebu. This is a must-go-to destination especially if you want to calm down, destress and breakfree from city life, daily challenges and everyday work. Although I am just living here in Cebu, Philippines, I must admit that I have never been to this island just yet due to so much excuses and incidents that are not worth mentioning in this post, hehehe. I will be with a close friend of course and we will stay at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort for 3 days and 2 nights. A separate travel guide and stay experience will be up real soon so stay tuned.

This post is actually very personal, lol. I am just excited. You know that feeling?!
For ladies out there (or for some men too) who happen to be planning to stay in this island, you might want to read until the end of this post because I will list some very important Fashion Essentials that I must never forget. Who knows you can relate too. 

1. Hair coats and serum
“Salt in the air, sand in my hair.” What a nice rhyme, right? But, have you ever wondered what it is really to be on a beach? Well, the salty water can damage our hair and possibly lead to breakage and frizziness especially if you are like me who can stay in the water all day! (Hello tan lines and sunburn). With that, I will be bringing my hair buddies from Vitress so that it will be a no-worry-hair-days for me there. Vitress Classic is the number one hair cuticle coat we’ve been using with my sister on a daily basis right after taking a shower and before starting each of our day. Trust me, it has proven us its effectiveness in taking good care of our long mane. 
Vitress has Heat Protect variant which is perfect for my Sumilon Island getaway! Of course, I will also be using the Hair Polish Long Lasting Fragrance variant for an added class, charrr. Vitress Cuticle Coat in variants Hair Repair and Instant Relax will be used as well especially after the stay.
Thanks to Cebu Finest and Saladbox for sending me Vitress’s set of products plus Kolours’s Dual Conditioning Hair Color. The hair color in Balinese brown will be used after my vacation, hehe. It also has Vitress After-Treatment conditioner. Gosh, ain’t it perfect?
#LoveLocksSaladbox #saladboxph #VitressPH #KolourPH #HashtagsGalore

2. Sunblock
I know we always hear this from our mom, titas, friends or even strangers “Pagdala ug sunblock” or “Naa kay sunblock?”. Yes, right! This is the holy grail and the secret to combat those painful sunburns and harsh tanlines. It’s funny that I still have the weird bikini tanline I got from my diving experience. I forgot to put sunblock on my hipline and until now, the weird line that resembles milk (lower hip near butt) and chocolate (upper hip) colors are still there. It’s totally uneven and it’s too funny to look at in the mirror, lol.
Use sunblock lotions/creams that are higher in SFP to really guard the skin from allow UV/UVA rays to enter. I have here sunblock products with SPF 30 so that means I need to apply these every 2 hours. I will buy with higher SPF tomorrow.
Sunblock products from Selina's and Purple Bee.

3. Bikinis and swimwear
Of course time to wear these pieces of cloths hidden in the drawer! We can choose from one piece, two piece or no piece (joke!) and this really depends on our style preference. 
After months of hiding in the closet, time to be back in the game!

4. Hair ties, headband and hat
Beaches have strong fresh air blowing all over. I have long hair so I need ties to lock them up. I don’t want my hair to cover my face during outdoor stay in the island. Fixing them is just an added responsibility, lol. How about going for messy buns? Alright! Hats also protect the face from sun rays and these can also spice up the pictures. So why not put one on? 
Just ties and headband because my hat is too big for a close up picture.

5. Camera and monopod. Cash, too!
Okay, this is mandatory you guys especially for a blogger like me who wants to document every good thing happening in my life. We take pictures because we want to preserve memories, don’t we? I have two phones with good quality cameras and there is really no need for me to buy DSLR or GoPro just yet. I am quite happy with these two here. 
My friend for sure will be busy enjoying the place as well so I need to have a monopod buddy (this is also called “selfie stick”). Click here, click there, click everywhere. It will be fun!
And of course extra cash for some beers, foods and anything else. Withdrawing from the ATM in the city is a good choice rather than credit cards.  Allthough the resort might accept credit card, it is still a wise decision to bring cash. know you get it.
I got topipti money right there, hahaha!

6. Stuffs from dermatologist
I am currently using products and following a tiring nightly regimen from my dermatologist. I must not forget this to totally cure my pimples. Ugh, that Kojic Acid soap really triggers the bullet. Just a piece of advice, don’t use Kojic Acid soap on your face especially if you have a sensitive skin.
Small ninjas but expensive. Arrrgh!

Noticeably, clothes and flipflops are not mentioned in the list because that are already given by default.
I know there are still a lot to bring but I just choose the most important items. Feel free add your fashion essentials in the comment section below when going to any beach. 
Blog post about my travel experience in Sumilon Island will be up soon. Yay!

Black Lady at Purple Bee Cafe

No, this post is not going to be about ghosts or bad spirits as the “Black Lady” words enunciate in the title. That is just far too scary, isn’t it? This is about my sweet and happy experience at Purple Bee Café of course in my wonderful over slit black dress.

Our pregnant blogger mommy friend, her name is Pam, invited us to have a chitchat over sweet treats. She found this new café located at Bridges Town Square, Mandaue City called Purple Bee Shop and Cafe. Since I liked chitchats and sweets, you know what’s next, I said “Yes, count me in”. The name sounded cute and attractive to my ears as well so major plus points! 

It was a hot afternoon and I must not cover my whole self with long thick clothes. I was also on the mood for some outfit twist that day so I opted to wear my favorite black dress with a twist – yes, the slit. It’s always funny and entertaining everytime I wore it because right after the moment I stepped out of my house, most people would look at me from head to toe. I guessed this piece of cloth seemed to be rare in the eyes of many.
Yeah right, the shop was quite far from my place. The trip towards there was a little bit of a hassle because I was caught in a heavy traffic. Nevertheless, thanks to my “feeling close” and “kill-the-dead-air” behaviors, I still had fun talking with the taxi driver about life and work in general. I even gained wisdom. Very cool, huh!

It was 4 PM when I arrived to the destination. I was clearly late. I should be there by 3:30PM but ooops shoulder shrugged. I saw my friends having really great time over sweets and conversations. I joined right away without any further ado. Haha!

Purple Bee Shop and Café is a cool and convenient shop with purple and yellow as the main motif located at Bridges Town Square, Alang-Alang,, 143 Plaridel St, Alang-Alang, Mandaue City, 6014 Cebu. It is open daily 8:00AM - 10:00PM serving foods that range from brewed coffee, cakes, frappes, pastries, sandwhiches, wines to native delicacies. One thing that makes it stand out is the HONEY in their menu.  Not only that, you can also avail their natural & organic Purple Bee cosmetic product displayed in a particular corner inside the shop for healthy skin and hair plus various beauty regimen with a touch of honey in each of them. Yes, you read it right. Beauty products in a cafe.

The owner and the staff were very friendly. We were toured inside the shop. We were served with sandwiches, cakes, wines and my favorite – honey (baby so sweet, lol). Our bellies and sweet tooth were properly taken care of.

Yummy as me. Hahaha joke!
Frappe as cold as your feelings, lol.
Cakes for the bitter souls. Huhu.
Wine for the broken hearted. Yay!
It was a two-storey shop and we managed to play card and brick games at the second floor after we ate. Pam brought her smart little girl Asha who just made our moment up there very exciting and fun. She spoke english and I loved talking to her eventhough she would just told me to go away. I was a bit of a naggy tita. Well, I couldn’t blame myself to be drowned by the little girl’s charm.
We also got to bring home some natural cosmetic products such soaps, sunscreen and lip balms.

Soaps that look like candies.
For more information and inquiries, visit them in Facebook and Instagram.
Call (032) 272-9799 / 09088185685 / 09178792968 / 09198317746
Cafe is open 8:00AM - 10:00PM

Brand New Emelie Empire

From the Personal Lifestyle blog you know, I will rebrand my website into Fashion and Fitness blog. It will showcase my fashion taste, fitness routine, health tips, travel adventures, food trips/cheatdays and whole lot more!

Before I dive in to more serious matter, I’d like to thank you, yes YOU, for supporting me throughout my blogging journey and for being an avid follower of my posts. It’s been six months now and trust me, it is not that easy to be on top of it especially that I have other obligations besides it. I am part of some local community organizations and I have a corporate job I must be awesome at. These are a little bit hard on my part but I am glad that I still am kicking! Well, I sometimes I fail at good time management so there it is!

As you may have noticed about my previous posts, I wrote many good personal stuffs I experienced. There’s really no clear pattern  as long as I enjoyed writing it. Yes, I totally enjoyed those. I gained lots of new friends along the way, tried brand new things I never expected I could be part of, ate foods I thought only existed in the internet and traveled to some places I never knew I could land my feet on. In the course of six months, I knew myself way much better than any other else! For me, it is the most important thing. It is still the beginning though and I know I still have more to learn of who I am, what I like, where I want to be and so on.

I am writing this posts in order to share that starting now, I am going to renew my blogsite. No, not the looks (although I know I need to upgrade it to a  classier and prettier one. I will handle that later.). I mean its contents. I have been thinking about it for few weeks already and today, I realize it's the perfect day I have been waiting for. From the Personal Lifestyle blog you know, I will rebrand it into Fashion and Fitness blog. It will showcase my fashion taste, fitness routine, health tips, travel adventures, food trips/cheatdays and whole lot more.

Why will I rebrand my blogsite?

My typical day is peaceful and calm...lonely sometimes. At some point of being a millennial, I plan to add some twists and spices to my daily life and I want to record those here in my website. Aside from striving on being an awesome employee at work, I also want to have a dimension of my own that I can use as an escape after that. Something I know I will enjoy and be challenged at.
If you are like me who dreamt of this, then come along and let us start the journey of a lifetime.

I will cover the following:

1. Fashion
If you know me, you may have notice that I have a taste for fashion. I like to dress up myself according to my preference and taste. I do it because it feels good if I look good! Who would not want that? And no, I am not doing it to impress anybody. I am doing it for myself. I just want to spoil myself sometimes… okay, most of the times. Haha!

2. Fitness
My gym subscription is currently going on and guess what, I always ditch the sessions because I am a lazy couch potato, I cry! I want to change this behavior. So starting now, I will hit the gym and I will share my journey, motivation and struggles here.

3. Health
I live solo in Cebu and probably to other places soon. For those who can relate, getting sick solo is a big NO! So I must be healthy always.
I remembered getting sick here and it sucked big time. I was walking in the corner of the street floating like a dead vampire and worst thing was I had to buy my own foods, fruits and medicines alone while the cruel fever and headache were frying me to death. I don't want that anymore. I will share my ways of keeping healthy.

4. Travel adventures
I like travelling and exploring fresh places be it with my friends or alone especially during rest days from office work. I love staying in hotels, sleeping in the bubbles of bathtubs and swimming in cold pools as well as beaches. Although I have never been to another countries or faraway destinations yet, I know I am on my way towards there slowly and surely. It will be best to put my experiences here in my blogsite to preserve the memories and fun of course!

5. Food trips and cheatdays
Who doesn’t love food here? I will share food destinations that you might want to try so keep an eye for it. Of course, since we will be doing hard core workouts to reach our fitness goal. Let us have some cheatdays every once in a while, shall we?

6. Feminism
I am advocate of girl power, girl boss, badass ladies or anything related to girls’ strengths. I salute ladies who excel in their fields and whatever they do. I applaud ladies who know how to speak up and pickup themselves up in times of failure. If men can do it, we can too! I will put my insights and possible events about feminism here in my site and I hope you will enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them.

It will be an awesome days ahead plus I will be giving giveaways to my followers! With a twist ey! The details will follow soon and will posted on my Facebook page. So, stay tuned!

HCafe's Themed Nights Buffet

I am always fascinated how Cebu has grown and improved when it comes to the food business sector. Everyday, a lot of restaurants are sprouting like mushrooms in the City making their own signature tastes and styles with the goal to satisfy their customers’ hungry stomachs, thirsty throats or even curious minds. Do they really make an impact to the customers’ tastebuds and inquisitive mindset? Are the customers willing to come back? Well, this really depends on the restaurant’s effort to please the people and the prize it associates.

Tell me: Do you know of a restaurant that caught not only your hungry stomach but also your inquisitive mind? Would you agree to dine in a restaurant with different themes throughout the week and keep coming back for more? Well… if you ask me, I did know one in Cebu and YES, it made me want to keep coming back! (I bet you guys would do it too!)

HCafe, located at the ground Floor of Harolds Hotel, serves enjoyable and gastronomic dinner experience to Cebuanos and tourists with their NEW Themed Nights buffet with local twists. This has been officially out in the open just this year every 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM everyday (except Sunday because it’s a rest day).
At a price of 458 pesos for every person, you got to enjoy variety of foods that compliments your mood on that particular day plus salads, desserts and limitless mocktail drinks included.

Grills, grills!

As for me, I dined in this restaurant on a  Thursday. It was just so amazing and totally worth it. I was with my blogger friends that time. We laughed, shared stories, made fun with each other over a sumptuous “Grill Gone Wild” kind of themed dinner. The whole experience was totally fun, tasty and unforgettable.

More grills!

There were also several food choices aside from grills on that night. I tasted their tender and crispy Harolds Lechon Belly, Roasted Peppercorn Chicken and Tuna with Cucumber. I got to choose my favorite salad - Greek, Fruit Macaroni and Coleslaw with Raisin and Nuts. I spoiled myself in their Maki Station as well as indulged in their sweet corner - cupcakes, cakes, brownies and a bunch of other sweets! And oh, their Laksa Noodle Station was so good too.

Harolds Lechon Belly and Roasted Peppercorn Chicken

Tuna with Cucumber

So much salad. I don't know what to choose. Okay, I'll taste them all!

Cupcakes and everything sweet. My heart!

Some more sweets!

Asian people will surely love.

Pick your Themed Nights

1. Truly Asian | Monday
Experience a delectable feast of cuisines from the south, southeast, central and east of Asia all in one night.  The ever famous Harrold’s Lechon Belly with native sauce, Ebi Tempura, Char Kway Teow, Pata Tim with Bok Choy and various Asian desserts featured to take your palate to greater oriental heights.

2. Mediterrasian Night | Tuesday
Discover the exceptional fusion of unique Mediterranean cuisines and traditional Asian cooking. Enjoy a balance between a selection of Japanese Maki Rolls and a healthy salad with special choices of Hummus, Baba Ganoush, and Moutabal. Also showing off the fresh Seafood Paella cooked to perfection ans Stuffed Pork Loin with thick Mushroom Sauce for a full MediterrAsian experience.

3. Eastern Western Fusion | Wednesday
The best of both worlds showcased in one night of fascinating tastes from the East to the West. An extensive array of oriental and western specialties ranging the Mongolian Stir Fried Beef, Chicken Tikka Massala, and Harolds' Crispy Pork Belly with Native Sauce that will surely tantalize your taste buds.

4. Grills Gone Wild | Thursday
Smokin' hot Hungarian Sausage, Grilled Pork Belly, Beef Fillet Mignon, Mini Burger and Fish Kebab all night long! Savor the premium Roasted Pepper Chicken and Grilled Tuna with Cucumber and Pomelo Salsa to satisfy your carnivorous appetite.

5. Wordly Treasures | Friday
Lush dinner courses highlighting different flavors from around the world! Begin your journey with the appetizing assorted Japanese Maki Rolls and Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce. Then go on with some Roasted Pumpkin with Green Beans and Rellenong Manok in hefty servings to guarantee a wonderful voyage for your palate. Finally, settle in with the finest premium Prok Ribs that comes in different flavors keeping you hungry for more.

6. The Great Harrold’s Steak Out | Saturday
Take pleasure in devouring the flavorful, tender and juicy US Angus Chuck Eye of Beef paired with creamy Mashed Potatoes and perfectly cooked pasta with your choice of Carbonara, Alfredo, Bolognese, Pomodoro and Pesto. Finish off the night with the Great Steak Out dinner desserts that are simply sublime!


1.  Amazing Birthd888
Your birthday dinner buffet is free when you dine on your birthday month together with 7 full paying guests, or when you dine 8 days before, 8 days after and on the exact birthday. Just bring an original and valid ID with picture and birthdate printed on it.

2. BPO Employees
Avail 50 pesos worth of discount when you dine on a Monday.

So what now? Start marking your favorite day of the week then head over to HCafe restaurant and be amazed with its equivalent themed dinner waiting just for you!

For reservations, please call : +63325057777
Visit: Cebu Office
Gorodo Ave. cor. Rosal Street,
Lahug, Cebu City 6000 Philippines
Check then on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter 

Skin Day Out at KEVLO

How did I celebrate my birthday a few days ago? Well, I opted for a royal and relaxing facial treatment! Then an ice cream treat afterwards because who would not love that?

Together with some friends, my instagram buddy Rady invited me for a skin day out at Kevlo Skin Clinic on that special day of mine, my birthday.  I heard great things about their products online, so I was very keen to try it for myself. And I was in no way disappointed. In fact, my expectations were met.
And nope, he didn't know it was my birthday because I had these feelings he would post those awkwardly stolen pictures on my timeline and I just didn't want that to happen. Hahaha sorry Rady!

Kevlo Skin Clinic has 2 branches in Cebu City:
- 2nd level of Bonifacio District, F. Cabahug St., Panagdait (across Citi Park Hotel, the old Paseo) +63933 854 1347
- 2nd level of Orange Bldg., Gov. Cuenco Ave, Nasipit, Talamban (across the entrance of USC Engineering Bldg.) +63916 794 0456

We went to Panagdait branch. The clinic is new and has a very good ambiance which is perfect for instagram post if you'd like to. Their staff is super friendly. In fact one of them braided my hair and it was just so classy!

Before going on with the procedure, we had a chitchat with the owners of the skin clinic - Mr. Mark Phillip Geniston and his daughter Lovely Geniston. They narrated how they come up with the business and what were their products and services. They started as a distributor of skin care products in 2007 and now working on opening clinic branches in the city.

They also educated us about the five ways on how to care for our skin: Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize, Protect and Exfoliate.

1. Cleanse – Eliminate sweat and dusts on the skin by cleansing it with soap or any of your favorite cleansers. Remember to always be gentle on your skin.
2. Tone – For the face, close those pores by using a toner solution that is best for you.
3. Moisturize – Cleansing and toning processes eliminates the essential oils on the skin. Restore those and maintain skin's elasticity by applying moisturizer.
4. Protect  - UVA/UVB rays are the worst enemies of our skin that leads to aging and wrinkles. Block the harmful rays from entering inside by protecting your skin with sunblock. You will thank it forever.
5. Exfoliate – Human beings are shedding dead skin everyday. Make sure to exfoliate at least thrice a week to totally get rid of those which most of the times causes skin allergies and acne.

I had my Kevlo Signature Facial after then. It took almost an hour. Mind you, it was one of my fastest one hour ever. Maybe because I just didn’t want the facial treatment process to finish just yet. I wished time stopped that moment because it was so relaxing and I really felt I was pampered very well. The therapist who handled me was very polite and friendly. Her very soft hands go very well. We talked a lot of things that ranges from relationships, beauty and life in general.

Based on my experience, I can guarantee that their services exceed its equivalent payment. After all, they aim nothing less for the skin of their clients but all the best, glow and fairness. That is their mission and it is very soothing in the ears. They entrust our skin to their well-trained staff.

Here are the services they offered. Their services are affordable as you can see. A tip for you, visit them on a Monday and avail a 100 peso off on any of their services. Wink!

Get the glow with Kevlo. For more information and inquiry, visit them on Facebook and Instagram or call/dial the numbers stated above. Basta Cebu, KEVLO!

Oh by the way, here is my ice cream. Love, love!

Airplane Mode Dinner at Inflight Cafe

"I have not ridden an airplane yet."
Yeah, I know what you are thinking. In fact, most of my friends say it is a joke. I know! It is not that I could not afford, it is just that I am not travelling faraway places right now. My hometown does not have an airport as well so everytime I go home, the ship is always my bestfriend - either tiny or huge. I almost had my first time to ride such gigantic bird machine last few months for a squad escapade to Bacolod, but guess what, I did not show up on my flight day. (Ouch!) It was because I had an obligation to take care in one of the organizations I am in, the Cebu Google Developers Group held an event I could not deny. In order to make the long story short, I ditched my flight and until now I have not ridden an airplane. How come I am laughing typing this?! Lol.

Anyways, eventhough I haven't been in an airplane yet, I get to experience being a pilot for a couple of minutes and had a dinner inside it in one of Cebu's newest cafe - the Inflight Cafe. How cool is that? Very cool! Same as the hugot line "It is okay eventhough there is no us as long as I experience the feeling of being with you." Ganern!

Inflight Cafe is an airplane-setting-inspired resto built and owned by a retired Cebuano pilot. He loves his profession so much and that serves as his motivation in building this rare restaurant. It is located besides the main road of Subangdako, Mandaue City, just across ADG I.T CENTRE and near BIR building.

This cafe is awesome! You can really say that as soon as you will enter the entrance. Situated in the middle, a real airplane cockpit will surprise and welcome you just like what it did to me. The cockpit is where the pilot sits and controls every command of the airplane. Of course I sat and pretended I was a  cool pilot you can ever think of. Hahaha. I touched the steering wheel, controlled any button or switch I saw and wore the iconic headset every pilot is known for.

The place is perfect for you if you want a setting different from the ordinary cafes in the city. It is also a good chitchat spot for you and your squad. The seats of the cafe are absolutely real airplane chairs. The decorations are also real parts of an actual airplane. The waitresses are dressed same as the flight attendants and stewardess.

Here comes the food.

Happy eating! Happy imaginary flying!