Teddy’s Bigger Burger Now in Manila

teddy's bigger burger manila

How much of a burger lover are you?

Hawaii’s top burger Teddy’s Bigger Burger is now here in Manila and they have an amazing promo for the
first few customers to be served on their opening day. What’s the promo? Hang on let me just show you what a Teddy’s Big Burger straight from Hawaii are made of.

Here is the anatomy of a  Teddy’s burger:

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This is the double patty burger:

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I had the Teddy’s Original Burger customized and had a Jalapeno sauce and blue cheese toppings.

Teddy's Original Burger
They had a special preview for the media and blogger last night where we met the founders of Teddy’s Ted Tsakiris and Richard Stula.

Teddy's Bigger Burger Manila

And the anchor staff who flew all the way to Hawaii for their first branch opening in Manila and second branch in Asia (Japan is the other Asian country with Teddy’s)

Teddy's Bigger Burger Manila
I’m already stoked with all the cool surfboard in the interiors of Teddy’s Burger!

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Teddy’s was brought here in the Philippines because of the SumoBurger Global Inc. owned by Marvin Agustin, Raymund Magdaluyo and Ricky Laudico.
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The place looks nice right?

Now the most fun part the treat! On Saturday August 23,2014 is the public opening of the first Teddy’s Bigger Burger in Manila located at the 3rd level of Greenbelt 3!

  • First five (5) in line will receive one year supply of burgers (one burger a week, for 52 weeks).
  • The 6th to 10th in line will get six months supply of burgers (one burger a week, for 26 weeks);
  • The 11th to 20th in line will receive three months supply of free burgers (one burger a week for 13 weeks).
  • From the remaining 80 in line, five lucky winners will also win a weekly supply of burgers for a month (one burger a week for 5 weeks), to be drawn via raffle.

Teddy's Bigger Burger Manila
Line starts at 7am so if you are bonks for burgers you might want to have an overnight Friday Night party with your friends until the line opens!

Teddy's Bigger Burger Manila

I’ve tried the Teddy’s Original Burger 5oz patty and I can say I liked it. Taste like gourmet but better (kinda salty for my taste maybe because of the combination of the black pepper while grilling the jalapeno and blue cheese I had with it but generally it is better than the fast food burgers because of the 100% US ground chuck patty and their famous sauce we will never know what it is!

Oh another tip if what’s in the menu, their milk shakes are delish and filling, try the peanut buttwr shake it taste like Snikers!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

Converse Fall 2014 All Star Collection


The Converse sneakers will never go out of style. Converse always make it a point that their designs will match the style and trends of every generation.

For this season, they debut the Fall 2014 Converse All Star collection which featured new silhouettes and details that you can’t resistand throw your old shoes away and say “shoes are boring! wear sneakers!”

Check out the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber its perfect for the rainy weather and even on flooded areas as it is waterproof!

Converse All Star Fall 2014 Collection

The Fall collection is composed of the All Star Vintage Wash Twill, All Star Sparkle Wash, All Star Fancy, Chucks x Missoni for All Star Fancy, All Star Tri-Zip, All Star Back Zip, All Stars Flag, Chucks 70′s and All Stars Black Sabbath and more!

Here’s some of my favorites!

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To see detailed info of the new collection visit www.converse.com.
Stay gorgeous everyone!

WIWTD #31: Goodbye and Hello

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When there’s goodbye, there’s always hello. After poking along for a few weeks moving stuff one by one,
We finally bid goodbye to summer and our summerhome and said hello to our new place in Mandaluyong.

This is what I’m gonna miss the most the pool area abd the huge grass area like in a resort. So I just had to say goodbye the proper way, with a crazy photo shoot!

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Sigh the pool area I’m gonna miss it!

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And the playground!

But really am gonna miss the pool!

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And the green grassy area


And yes the playground!


But seriously I will miss the place because of all of the above plus the fact that it’s just a few step away from the MRT.

Why are we moving? Because the unit is too small for us it can’t accommodate all the awesome stuff we have and want to have and all the gifts I get here and there.

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What I wore:
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Trifted
Belt: Mango
Flipflop: Havaianas MYOF2014

Here’s me looking at our new place. And we will be there for good. We got a bigger unit with 2 bedrooms a laundry area, 2 big bathrooms and a nice big kitchen! I love it!

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Stay gorgeous everyone!

12 Fastest Selling Beauty Product Worldwide

12 fastest selling products worldwide

If you are planning to purchase new makeup items soon, check out this list of the 12 fastest selling beauty product worldwide and find out why they have such a cult following and how much! Personally, I used some of them and I don’t wonder why they are such highly patronized

12 fastest selling products worldwide


12 Fastest Selling Beauty Products Worldwide

Nuxe floral perfume
1,980 PHP - urbanoutfitters.com

Carmex lip treatment
200 PHP - johnlewis.com

Shu uemura antiaging skin care
4,435 PHP - selfridges.com

St Tropez sun care
2,290 PHP - asos.com

Chanel beauty product
3,040 PHP - pret-a-beaute.com

Kerastase hair care
1,525 PHP - thehut.com

L Oréal Paris styling product
490 PHP - thehut.com

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics shimmer blush
1,935 PHP - sephora.com

NARS Cosmetics shimmer blush
1,320 PHP - narscosmetics.com

Lancôme lancome eye makeup
1,255 PHP - nordstrom.com

Yves saint laurent cosmetic
1,805 PHP - net-a-porter.com

Maybelline voluminous mascara
590 PHP - nelly.com
  1. Carmex: 2.3 pots of the stingingly good lip balm are sold every second worldwide.
  2. Maybelline New York Great Last Mascara: one is sold every 1.3 seconds in the US. I love Maybelline Mascaras I understand why they sell so much!
  3. L’Oreal Paris Elnett Hairspray in the UK, one can of this hair kit staple is sold every 2.5 seconds.
  4. Nuxe Huile Pordigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil: every 6 seconds someone in the world buys a bottle of this French body elixir.
  5. Kérastase Masquintense: the nourishing hair mask sells at a rate of one every 30 seconds globally. Kerastase products are the bomb I have tried a number of them and they make my hair oh so healthy and gorgeous!
  6. Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil: one bottle of this so-cult-it-hurts cleanser is sold every 7 seconds around the world.  Shu Uemura Cleansing oils are the best cleansing oil ever they make the skin so soft and supple!
  7. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat: every 10 seconds, one of these miracle wands is sold
  8. St. Tropez: one St. Tropez product is sold every 15 seconds across the globe, contributing to perma-bronzed glows everywhere.
  9. Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara: one is sold every 20 seconds.
  10. Chanel No. 5: a bottle of the world’s most famous perfume is purchased every 30 seconds somewhere in the world.
  11. Nars Orgasm Blush: one cult rouge is rosying cheeks every 26.7 seconds worldwide.
  12. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick: one palette of the bronzing highlighter is sold every seven minutes.  If you like bronzing then this one’s for you I tried it out you can see my review of the shimmer brick here.

10 Ways to Survive the Ghost Month of August and 7 Things To Avoid

10 Ways to Survive the Ghost Month of August

August is believed to be the Ghost Month by Chinese.  Feng Shui experts warn people to be very careful with any new business and personal dealings during this month.


For this year, the Ghost Month lasts from July 27 to August 24.  According to Feng shui expert Master Hanz Cua from in an interview with Entrepreneur.com.ph  “Ghost month is the time when hell’s gate opens. So-called ‘hungry ghosts’ come out to hunt for food, find entertainment, or torment human victims. They may bring about pain, suffering, or death.”

10 Ways to Survive the Ghost Month of August

Here are 10 ways to survive the ghost month of  August as advised by Cua and turn the hungry ghost into happy ghost that will turn the bad luck to good luck.

  1. Burn paper money or hell’s money to make your business grow.
  2. Offer comfort or happy food to ghosts. Those may include pork, chicken, fruits, sweets, beer, and cigarettes. The offerings may be put on a table or if possible, outside the door or window so hungry ghosts will not have to come inside your house or office.
  3. Offer prayers to your deceased loved ones. It is advisable to light red candles as you do so.
  4. Wear young and happy colors (red, orange, yellow, green, or neon) so hungry ghosts will not follow you.
  5. Regularly go to temples or the church to offer prayers to the ghosts.
  6. Make your home ‘young’ (or bright) at night so yin would be expelled. You may leave even a light turned on outside your room while you sleep.
  7. Spread rock salt in the doorstep or outside the window to scare away hungry ghosts. Feng shui experts believe that those ghosts are afraid of rock salt.
  8. Put on display an image or figurine of Chung Kwei (the Chinese god of the underworld, who controls and drive away hungry ghosts) and/or Kwan Kong (Chinese warrior god, who generally guards your business or home against evil elements).
  9. Chant a mantra that can help make hungry ghosts be reincarnated so those will be happy. Mantra cleanses energy. Using incense with it would also bring about ideal results.
  10. Entrepreneurs should not let opportunities pass during the ghost month. If they really need to start or open a new business or sign contracts within the period, they should just consult a feng shui expert for proper date selection, which would have to be based on their birth dates.

Here are the 7 things to avoid during the Ghost Month of August

However, Cua emphasized that people can still avoid the misfortunes brought about by the hungry ghosts within the month. He shared a short list of activities that entrepreneurs should avoid doing within the ghost month:

  1. Weddings – The marriage may be doomed.
  2. Opening of new business – Entrepreneurs should spend the time for planning and preparation instead.
  3. Construction of buildings or structures – This should not be started within the period. However, if construction started before the official start of the ghost month, there is no reason to discontinue it.
  4. Moving into new office or residence
  5. Surgical procedures – Excluded are immediate cases.
  6. Adventurous or extreme sports – Such activities may be more prone to unlikely or freak accidents.
  7. Going to ‘yin’ places or venues filled with negative energy like cemeteries and hospitals.

For feng shui-based consultations and advice, visit Master Hanz Cua in his shop, 8 Treasures: House of Mystical Charms, located at Level 1, EDSA Shangri-La Plaza.  (tips from Entrepreneur.com.ph)

So, do you believe in such?  Damn if you do and damn if you don’t right?

Stay gorgeous everyone!


Fashion Trend to Watch: Afropolitan Chic


The buzz word in in South Africa fashion fresh from the Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week is the ‘Afropolitan’ Chic.


The look was designed by Marianne Fassler, known as the grande dame of South African fashion. Her style mirrors a local taste for contemporaneity infused with tradition: Although the silhouette is global, a knowing eye will quickly notice various, subtle cultural references, like prints and accessories that nod at traditional Zulu fashion.

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“Afropolitan.” “It’s a cosmopolitan approach to African aesthetic: Africa through the lens of modernity and global relevance,” explains Kyle Boshoff, the retail buyer for AFI (African Fashion International), an organization committed to boosting upscale African fashion round the world, and who works hand in hand with fashion week.

I would describe it tribal with a modern touch of rock and art. What do you think?

#WIWTD 29: Sundate

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It’s been three consecutive Sunday’s that I am out for “workplay” and my favorite outfi foe those kind of a lazy relaxed Sunday ia just a simple white shirt and jeans. Jazz it up with a cool sweater or jacket and I’m good to go.

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Shoot at Citrusnap Studio in Makati for Habitat for Humanity Voice #HabitatVoice will tell you more about that soon!

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Then later at Glorietta for Philippine Red Cross x Ariel Couture. We are gonna do some live styling!


This is why I’m so ARTe coz I don’t wanna be Eh!

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What I’m wearing:
Bomber jacket: ROMWE
Tshirt: UNIQLO
Tshirt bra: WACOAL
Jeans: Lee 125 years customized denim jeans!
Wedge sandals: GRENDHA

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream Initial Review

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream review

If you have been following my blog for the longest time you know I am not a huge fan of BB creams.  I have a love hate relationship with it, love because BB Creams are good makeup for skin care, hate because most BB creams are made a shade or two lighter than my skin tone.  But when I got this The Body Shop Tea Tree  Flawless BB Cream I think I can say I have found the one I will have a love love relationship with.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream Review
Product Info
Perfect your complexion and fight the look of blemishes with our Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. This dual action cream gives you flawless coverage whilst tackling the appearance of blemishes. Formulated with purifying Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya. It promises to cover blemish and imperfections. Lightweight formula gives shine-free complexion. It comes in 3 shades that blend seamlessly into all skin tones for natural-looking coverage.


The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream Review
First Impressions

  • I love the scent!
  • It blended well with my skin tone and it didn’t look too white!
  • I love the smooth and soft consistency.

This product will be available in all The Body Shop stores in the Philippines on August 4, 2014.

I had a shoot last Sunday and I used this Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream and as soon as I reached the studio a friend greeted me and said “Ang fresh fresh naman ng make up mo!” Another one quips “Wala kang dalang makeup? Ibig sabihin you came here all done?” and no need for touch-ups! I can’t wait to see the outcome of the pictorial! I will show you when I get it!

Meanwhile, here is a mirror selfie while waiting for my turn in front of the cam!

#1DayMagic K-Palette Event at R Space Makati

It was like a reunion of sorority girls as my favorite  beauty blogger, glossy magazine and lifestyle writer friends and gathered in the #1DayMagic event by K-Palette.

#1DayMagic K-Palette Event at R-Space Makati
There were other friends in there but there was a beautiful chaos happening that I did not get to take a pic with them. But here is Team Butiki for you. Nikki Tiu of Ask Me Whats and Trixie Reyna of Kristn.ph .

#1DayMagic K-Palette Event at R-Space Makati
The event was to launch K-Palette’s new makeup offerings the 1 Day Magic line where ones look can be transformed to a beautiful Kawaii look that us ever so popular in Japan.

#1DayMagic K-Palette Event at R-Space Makati
Kawaii look pertains to the big baby doll eyes, well defined and contoured facial features and sweet pouty lips and super flush blush effect.

It was indeed a magical day as if we were transported in Japan as the makeup artist who did the demo of the Kawaii look using the 1 Day Magic makeup items only speeks Japanese and needed a translator.

#1DayMagic K-Palette Event at R-Space Makati
We were all impressed with the makeup and the transformation it can do! I will tell you more about the makeup in another post promise!

As I’ve mentioned the event was magical! It was my first time to finally see Eric Mana perform live and it was entertaining and surprising! Galeng!

#1DayMagic K-Palette Event at R-Space Makati

Donna, the host and Shen all participated. No pics of Shen though as my fone batt died boohoo!

#1DayMagic K-Palette Event at R-Space Makati
Congratulations Cherryl Tan Chua for this successful launch of the the 1 Day Magic makeup by K-Palette!

#1DayMagic K-Palette Event at R-Space Makati
Here is the entire line! I can’t wait to try it out myself!
1DayMagic K-Palette makeup

The 1 Day Magic Fiber Mascara, 1 Day Magic Liquid Eyeliner, 1 Day Magic Makeup Contour and Highlight Palette, 1 Day Magic Eyeglue Liquid.

Stay gorgeous everyone!

Gretchen Barretto for Karat World Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

Gretchen Barretto for Karat World

What superlatives would you use to describe Gretchen Barretto?

Did you have confident, tough, survivor, and glamorous in mind? If you did so did Karat World that is why they pick her out as their latest brand ambassador/ endorser.

Just like Karat World, Gretchen is indeed Iconic when it comes to reinventing herself and still remain relevant.

Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

Standing up in front of the media and bloggers invited to this exclusive launch at CAV in BGC, Gretchen Barretto allowed everyone to scrutinized the outfit she was wearing for the day.

“Look at my pants, does it look expensive? Not really, Top Shop lang yan,”

Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

“How about my top, does it look expensive? Yes it is, Burberry yan eh,”
Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

“How about my shoes, does it look expensive? Of course expensive talaga yan!”
Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

“Eh, how about my earrings? Nope hindi sha expensive, Karat World yan! It looks expensive lang but it really is not. And that is how you should be dapat mukhang mamahalin. Or at least you can mix-match your attire to make it look expensive. Di naman kailangan lahat mamahalin,” she said.

“When I was tapped to be the brand ambassador for Karat World, I fell inlove with their jewelries. All girls gets excited with jewelries. I fell inlove with the design and I started asking for the price and I was surprised, they are not expensive at all!”

Karat World is releasing new designs of jewelries for the half of 2014 and what Gretchen was wearing at the event is just a preview.

Another preview of the jewelry design they will come out is the lovely heartlock bracelet they gave away to all those who attended the event.

Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

Served in a tray by one of the waiters of CAV everyone was so happy to get the first dibs!

Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

Here’s what the bracelet looks like,yes I opened my box right there and there and wear the bling right away!

Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

The event was hosted by the lovely Gelli Victor and the Gorrisetti family led by Mr. Felix Gorrisetti owner of Karat World , his mom and siblings who has been in the jewelry business for 25 years with humble beginnings from Iloilo.

Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

A scrumptious full course luncheon was also served at CAV prepared by Chef Marcus G. Feller.

Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

Appetizers and soups
Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

Crabmeat Salad
Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV BGC

Wagyu Beef Steak yumz!
Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV

More pics at the event

Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV

The Karat World family
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With my blogger friends Julia Arenas, Sabs Hernandez, Rodel Flordeliz and John Michael Bueno

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Of course there’s me! No I did not have a pic with Gretchen.

Gretchen Barretto x Karat World #Iconic Launch at CAV

What I wore:
Top from Nava
Maxi skirt with thigh-high slit from Forever 21
Sandals from Ferreti
Sling bag from ROMWE

I will be posting about the latest jewelry collection from Karat World soon, stay tuned!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

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