Saturday, January 21, 2012

Discover the Power of 24K Gold Senses Facial Treatment at Blue Water Day Spa

Oh my! Just when you thought a facial couldn’t be any more of a luxury, Blue water Day Spa has launched the 24K Gold Senses Facial Treatment to usher in the Prosperous Chinese New Year!

So when I was invited to sample a 24k gold facial at the Blue Water Day Spa, I went out on a whim and tried it.
BlueWater Day Spa is a haven for beauty and wellness in the Philippines. They offer a wide array of world-class pampering services ranging from Body Massages, Facial Treatments, Face & Body Machine Treatments, Hand and Foot Services and Waxing Treatments. There, you can step into a world of pure relaxation. I was in awe when I saw their spa theater. I can stay there for weeks, or maybe months or even years. :)
The spa theater is the place where movies, massage and manicures meet.
We were watching Real Steel while having a relaxing foot massage. Just thinking of how comfy and relaxing that lazy boy leather-seat sofa was, makes me want to come back already. It's also a great place for sparties(spa parties), baby showers, bridal showers, and a lot more.
Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, president of Rags2Riches, Inc. and one of the endorsers of Bluewater Day Spa
with bloggers watching Real Steel :)
Founded in 2005, Blue Water Day Spa continues to expand and lead the way in promoting a healthy lifestyle for people in the Philippines. Every year, they introduce new and unique treatments with health benefits for their clients.

Another breakthrough from BlueWater Day Spa's innovative skin care advancements, 24K Gold Senses Facial Treatment gently applies 24K Active Gold Powder Mask to the face.
The gorgeous and uber fab endorser of Blue Water Day Spa, Reese
When we say “gold,” we usually think of gold jewelry as the only way to glitter and make heads turn. The good news is, you can now improve your skin and bring out your beauty with the help of the 24K Facial Treatment from BlueWater Day Spa!

Yesterday, I discovered Cleopatra's secret to beautiful skin and unveiled the power of GOLD! Historians believed that something so rare and beautiful must possess healing properties, which is why gold was taken both internally and externally.

This anti-aging benefits of gold dates back 5000 years to the time of Cleopatra who was believed to maintain her youthful beauty by sleeping in a gold face mask each night to keep her skin youthful, looking firmed, toned, supple with a healthy glow.

The benefits of this treatment are as follows: delays the natural signs of aging - such as minimizing fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin; minimizing pores; rejuvenates the surface layer of skin by accelerating cell renewal; reverse oxidation damage; enhances skin’s elasticity; increases blood circulation giving your skin luminous radiance; facilitates the removal of toxins and waste and assists in lymphatic drainage; and slows down melanin production for prevention of dark spots on skin.
My prep time 
The 24K Gold facial started off with deep cleansing of my face to prep the skin. After that, it is followed by the usual facial treatment which includes facial massage, exfoliation, a quick steam, pricking, the works.

Now meet Margie, the therapist. She applied a thick layer of 24K Active Gold Powder Mask to my face. It was thick but as light as a feather.
NO! I wasn NOT smiling.. AT ALL! weh?! I tried though! :) Thanks Manette for this pic.
But it is important that you keep still so your mask won't create lines and small bumps in between.


So yeah, bawal ngumiti ha, and that moment of stillness put me into a deep state of relaxation and utter bliss.

The feeling was so good during and after the application because the mask was real cold and comforting all throughout. It's like the cucumber treatment I put on my eyes to lighten up my eyebags.
They said I was shining and glowing, looking luminous... literally! Very Cleopatra lang ang peg. :)
The mask stayed on my face for 20 minutes, until the mask turned from gold to matte. See? O.O

Finally, when it was all set and completely dry already, Margie took the mask from my face and it was a perfect mold that I even asked if I can take it home with me. For sangla purposes maybe? LOL

The facial concluded with the application of toner for deep moisturizing and protection. I even had a few flakes of gold sparkling and glittering around my face and hairline after having my face delicately garnished in 24k gold.

Freshness lang! No makeup look!
After the 24k gold facial treatment, I felt so bling bling. I'm not a big fan of gold, but after this treatment, I had a newfound respect for gold. Seriously, it's all a girl ever needs!

The 24k Gold facial treatment usually takes almost an hour and you can have this treatment twice a month.

Also, please note these usual post-facial Dont's and No-nos:

Do not expose your face directly to the sun for the next 3 days after treatment. Stay out of the freakin sun! Unless it's summer of course.. I love summer. LOL
Do not wash your face using hot water. Cold and lukewarm water will do.
Do not visit the steam room or sauna. More intense heat is just going to strip off your just paid-for golden glow.
Do not wash your face after facial or better yet, don't freaking touch your face. You can do that after 12 hours or so.
Do not use retinoids after application. Retinoids or products with Retin A is a recipe for redness and your face will just look like a really red tomato if you apply after treatment.
Do not apply makeup. Okay, fine you can apply face powder but why not go Au naturel. Au stands for gold right? Remember, ladies, you can be beautiful even without makeup. Natural beauty it is! Oh and wearing makeup everyday is not cute! Alamoyan.

Actually, I have inadvertently done some of the Don'ts here because I tend to forget A LOT! So if ever I miss something, let me know. Remember, ignorance is not spa bliss.

And if you ask me if it is worth the price? Uhmm.. absolutely yes! They also have 50% discount this month and THAT is a golden opportunity YOU shouldn't miss! The original price for the 24k gold facial is PhP2000 and now with their 50% discount, they slashed it off to 1 freaking thousand! Loved it! :D For the chin and neck area, it's PhP1500 per area. They said if there's a part of a face that is first honorable mention and best in sagging, that would be the chin, and the neck a close second. Believe it or not, they are the first to show the signs of aging because they have fewer oil glands than the rest of your body, yet most of us ignore them. So would I try it again? Heck yeah, I would!

Here's my friend Manette, trying out the chin-neck 24k gold treatment. What a sweet treat for the birthday girl! :)
Happy Birthday!!!
Treat yourself to this 24K Gold Facial. Maintain a sparkling smooth and youthful skin without wrinkles, and go for the 24K Gold Sense Facial Treatment today! Go ahead and pamper yourself. You've earned it girlfriend and I know you want it. *wink*

Gear for V-day with a gorgeous golden glow with a 24-Karat Gold Facial and who knows, your honey might give you that 24k gold ring you've been longing for!

You'll turn into a new person once you shine the gold that is inside of you is ready to burst. Make yourself shine! Try it out and get a taste of what it feels to be treated like a queen. Oh and even guys can try it too, and it's relaxing unlike the other facial I've tried before where it hurt so much I almost cried. I guess for some, no matter how strong and manly a guy is, when dealing with facial treatment... he'll cry. LOL But don't worry, boys, they won't make you cry. Promise. :)

I really wanna go back soon and look for Margie and then ask her, "Oh Margie! Would you be so kind to straddle my back and give me the massage of my life?" :) 'Cause I'm pretty sure she'll hit the spot!

Their branches are located at strategic parts of Metro Manila: Ortigas-Greenhills (7278420), Makati (8175455), Capitol Hills (9524829), Eastwood City (9151247) and Tomas Morato (7945036). Opening soon in Cotabato City.

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Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012: End of the world? Doomsday? Who Says?

Happy New Year guys! It's the new year. 2012. And by 2012, I mean the world. The much-hyped 2012 doomsday. The imminent end of the world. The Apocalypse. According to all the ridiculous hype and doomsday ramblings surrounding Dec. 21, 2012, the Mayans "predicted" the end of the world with one of their calendars.
The Mayan calendar
The mayans, the Incas, the Egyptians, Nostradamus and a lot more believe it is the end of the world.
We were warned! IKR
People are saying that according to the ancient psychic Nostradamus,the world will end on December 21,2012. 
Michel de Nostredame aka Nostradamus
Here's a quote from a site, about what Nostradamus wrote;

2012 Nostradamus predictions paint a bleak picture of massive destruction and havoc brought about by a comet. It is not clear whether this comet will strike the earth or will pass very close to our planet, causing massive earthquakes and other cataclysmic occurrences. But all interpreters of his quatrains are united on the opinion that it will be a comet which will come somewhere in December 2012. Nostradamus writes in one of his quatrains –

"In the sky will be seen a great fire dragging a trail of sparks."

This line clearly suggest a comet and many are of the opinion that it will be very big in size. Certain interpreters put the size to be just a little less than the planet Jupiter, and if such a comet passes close to the earth the effect of its gravity will cause the oceans to rise and also give rise to earthquakes. [...]

He mentions – "The Great Star will blaze for Seven days" meaning the comet will be very near the earth for seven days and nights. Further he says – "The Huge dog will howl at night, when the great pontiff will change lands." The great dog is taken to be the United Kingdom by many interpreters, and the line suggests its destruction. The pontiff is taken to be the pope and hence Rome too will be destroyed.

So they say there's a comet coming the size of a Jupiter? Or a massive cloud of negative energy will engulf the solar system. Hmm, talk about a dark cloud with a bad attitude! haha Umaattitude! Star Trek lang ang peg.  Scary? Alarming? Nkklk!? Pero totoo ba? Naniniwawala ka ba? In english, do you  believe it? Will the world end this year? Really? Seriously?

Well some nuts believe it, and doomsayers would have us believe doomsday is upon us. But a lot of people refuse to believe it and that includes me! Man there's no way the world will end in 2012. Why?

Here's what they have to say;

"Guys relax.. I saw back to the future 2 and Marty Mcfly went to 2015."  - from someone who just saw the movie Back to the Future 2. Wow, that is so 80's. ;p

"Dude, Harry Potter goes to King's Cross in 2017. Chill." - from a Harry Potter fan

How can the world end in 2012, when I have a yogurt that expires in 2013! Duh! - Fat kid from the grocery

"The Mayans think the world will end in 2012? What a bunch of idiots." - Christians.

"This year is just going to be filled with morons talking about the end of the world the whole time." -another prediction from someone I know who claims to be a manghuhula/ fortune-teller

Dear end-of-2012 Believers, We will be watching you and we refuse to believe that the world will end in 2012 because we won't let the world end before ALL of the 16 Million (and counting) Beliebers has met Justin Bieber. Sincerely, Beliebers.

And so Justin Bieber confeeeeermed it,

"The end of the world will not be in 2012, it will be when I lose my Beliebers." - Justin Bieber.

Last but not the least, here's a short letter from...

Dear ignorant people of 2012, It's 2012 people, not the end of the world! Y'all going to feel so stupid when the world doesn't end. Sincerely, 2013

So there, if the world doesn't end on December 21, 2012, as some guys believe it will, here's what we can expect. Baby boom! 'Cause I have a feeling there will be a lot of babies born on September 20, 2013. Do the math.

Oh and expect more parties playing Jay sean's song, 2012! Hmm, well I'm guessing it's on everybody's playlist by now. So turn it up. Mash it up. We're gonna party like it's the end of the world. LSS much.

On a serious note, if the Mayans and the doomsayers happened to be right, how should you live your last year? Hmm.. Tough one huh?

As for me, I'm gonna live each day to the fullest! I believe 2012 is the Year Of Great Things, not The End of The World! It marks the end of excuses, hatred, negativity, bad vibes, and all that. And my favorite way to start the year fresh is by coming up with a "new" New Year's resolution like... Uhmm..

Maybe get to Mars in 315 days?? Escape? Haha Hell naw. Jk.

Seriously though, I'm prolly gonna do the more or less thing. So I'm gonna do less and whatever I chose to do, I'm gonna do it more carefully. That said, I'm gonna work more, shop less. sleep more, eat less, pray more, complain less, live more, give more, love more, smile more.... more ... more... and a lot more. Oh and I need more " new haters"... b'cause the old ones are starting to like me. Tsk. So there you go... If my new year's resolution lasts longer than a Kardashian marriage, I will consider it a success. Really. :)

So remember guys, live each day like it's your last and cherish every happy moment forever. You'll never know when life ends but memories last always. We won't live forever so please, please lang, live every day like it's your last.

"Live this year like it's your last."- Mayans, Nostradamus, and their fellow doomsayers

Ow kamown! I bet this is not the last new year this world will see. Live it up. No regrets. No doubts. No second guesses. Just go out and make it happen. LMAO. Happy New Year everyone! HAPPY 2012! :D


Christian Bautista & Karylle in LOVE & LAUGHTER Concert at Resorts World Manila

The holidays may be done, but the celebrations are not yet over and thoughts are turning to Valentine's Day. Heck yeah! Valentine's day is right around the corner. If I were to be treated on VD, I'd love to got to the Love & Laughter concert 'cause I'm a HUGE fan of Karylle and Christian Bautista. Really. So if you ask me on a date to a concert other than THIS, stop right there. FO. Friendship Over. RO. Relationship Over. ;p
This February 29, Christian Bautista and Karylle debuts on the concert stage with Love & Laughtera Post-Valentine cum Leap Year show at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at the Resorts World in Manila.
This concert is produced by Resorts World in cooperation with Ultimate Entertainment and Stages Talents.
The two Asiansations exhibited undeniable chemistry in the international series The Kitchen Musical, but the two singers never had the chance to work on a concert together before.
Before The Kitchen Musical,  Karylle already played leading lady Maria to Christian Bautista’s Tony in STAGES’ The West Side Story, where the two received glowing reviews both as individuals and as partners.
Christian and Karylle will dish out memorable love songs of different themes in the show- from falling in love to heartbreak to reconciliation and moving on.  Joining the two is comedienne Nanette Inventor, known for her hilarious skits that will give the show its funny dimension and also guest performers Opera Belles and Primo.
Tickets may be purchased at the Resorts World Manila Box Office located at the main casino entrance or at all Ticketworld outlets nationwide.

So guys, save the date!