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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Asus Eee PC T91: Fun in My Fingertips

For Christmas this year, hubby gave me an Acer laptop while he bought Asus Eee PC T91, one of the smallest and thinnest gadget in the world today. At first, he was so boastful about how nice his netbook is, but after a week or two, he decided to switched it with my laptop for some reason. Dyaraaan.. this is now my new netbook!


Asus Eee PC T91 Basic Features
-Genuine Windows® XP Home
-Unique touch software for intuitive user experience
-Convertible Tablet PC Form Factor for Flexibility of Use
-B5 size and weight 0.96kg light
-Up to 5 hours** long battery life with Super Hybrid Engine

For more information regarding this product, visit ph.asus.com.

Modeling my T91 netbook..^^

Things that I like about this product:
-Slim and light. Handy to bring anywhere.
-Always-On Connectivity.
-Extended battery life. I can use it up to 6.5 hours!
-Touchscreen and convertible.

Things that I don't like about this product:
-Not available in pink!
-Dark screen display.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid's Wedding


Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid, the Songbird and her beloved songwriter, are tying the knot today December 22, 2010 at The Peak, Terazzas De Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Batangas.




The wedding started at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Regine marched in her bright red Monique Lhuillier gown while the song "Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka" was played, followed by the cheering of the crowd. In her vow, Regine said she never felt so happy in her life, while Ogie mentioned, he'll be her Reginean, her Brad Pitt and Justin Beiber. Ins't that sweet and exciting?





GMA Network's coverage of this grand wedding entitled Duet to Forever will be aired on December 26, Sunday. I can't wait to watch it.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas!



Hello ladies! It's Christmas time so I am sending you a warm greeting of a Merry Merry Christmas! Have fun and celebrate, remembering that Christmas is about the birth of our Savior and Redeemer. Go out and share His love this happiest time of the year!


xoxo
Mrs. Kolca

Monday, December 20, 2010

Body Shop's Moringa Milk Lotion

I love vegetables and one of my most favorite is malunggay or moringa. This time, I'll get to look good, feel nice and smell sweet with Body Shop's Moringa Milk Lotion. Isn't it cool to beautify yourself by not just eating veggies, but using beauty products with vegetables too?


This milk lotion is best to hydrate your skin due to the cold weather condition. Easily absorbed, thus it gives an instant moisturizing effect to skin. People with normal and dry skin alike may use this lotion. It helps soften and restore the skin's suppleness. What I love about this product is the floral scent. So nice that it smells like perfume. Buy and try it ladies. This will make a perfect gift for your girlfriends too!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

So Yellow Gretchen Barretto

When I saw these photos of Gretchen at Female Network, I just had to say a big WOW. Check how expensive she looks. Clear skin, fine jewelry and accessories, fashionable clothing and a luxurious bag. Among the Barretto sisters, Gretchen is the most sophisticated and the most beautiful one.



Gretchen Barretto and her yellow Hermes Birkin bag

When I was in high school, I watched her film Paminsan Minsan (1992) and it became one of my favorites. You know, I am not really a fan but I like her. Come on, she is a beauty and obviously, no one can deny that, right? I just wonder what happens to her if she didn't meet Tonyboy Cojuangco. She could've married who? And, how about her relationship with the sisters? Hmmm. Nothing much.. just wondering. Now, let's check her yellow Hermes Birkin bag. How much do you think it costs? Any idea? Hihi.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Soyami Soya Chips: Not Just Any Chips

Since the launching of Soyami, my views against chips and snacks similar to it changed. Just like other health-conscious people, I was thinking of not buying anything like it because I thought they're unhealthy, but not Soyami. Thanks God!






Haven't you tried Soyami Soya Chips yet? It is the healthiest chips in town. They are available in leading supermarkets and groceries in the metro. Check all the flavors, cheddar cheese, original flavor and pizza flavor. Eat chips without feeling guilty and still feeling sexy. Grab Soyami now!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winner of my Christmas Giveaway

Hello ladies! I want to say thank you to all who joined my Christmas Giveaway. Hope you will continue support Pink MagaLine and join more of my contests next year. Today, I am happy to announce to you the winner of all these fab items:


-black Forever 21 tank top
-white Gooey shorts
-Bobbie red nail polish
-Bobbie blue nail polish
-Bobbie green nail polish
-purple vanity kit
-Finess Oil Control Sheet
-Sofeel facial tissue (3 travel packs)
-Nivea Passion Fruit & Milk Proteins soap
-Nivea Strawberry & Milk soap
-ethnic bracelet
-Forever 21 leaf earrings
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I made a list of all the entries and did some raffle through random.org. And the winner is.. drum roll please... CHIE WILKS. Congratulations dear! Will send you an email soon.



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Product Review: Hair Treats Hair Spa by Watson's


When I first saw a Watson's store in Hongkong back in 2002, I immediately fell in love with it because they sell affordable beauty products. I remember buying a very cute Watson's mineral water and a baby doll which is now my daughter's. Anyway, when Watson's opened in the Philippines, I was one of the happiest customer. What I usually buy from Watson's are toiletries like this hair cream.

The Hair Treats Hair Spa (lavender), winner of COSMO's Beauty Awards for 2010. I bought this product the other week while doing my Christmas shopping. I can't recall the exact price, but it was like buy one take one for less than P300. Of course, I had to try it immediately once I arrived home.

Judging from the photos, my rebonded hair obviously look better after the treatment. Now, I don't need to go to a salon every now and then. What I like about this product is its price. It also smells nice and my hair is darker. Will use it often to discover more of its benefits.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sale Find of the Week: Suede Slouchy Boots

I think Santa loves me. He just made my wish come true. Actually, more than a couple of wishes were granted even before the holidays start. Hmmm.. I wonder if there's more to come. Yay!


Sale Find: Suede Slouchy Boots (black)
Regular Price: P1445
Sale Price: P775
Sale From: Forever 21 Megamall

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gym Girl

Losing weight after giving birth can be a hard process esp. if you're not used to dieting and exercise. Since I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus during the last quarter of my pregnancy, my OB-Gyne asked me to exercise and follow healthy dieting. Of course, I didn't want to inject insulin and I wanted to give birth to a healthy baby girl so I tried my best.

sweating it all out..

Well, it's been over 2 years now. My baby is already a toddler, but I still have to trim down my post-pregnancy body. Some of you might think I already have a slender figure. No, I don't really have. I just know how to "breathe thin". Yes, I am a size 6, but my goal in going to the gym is to get rid of flabs in my arms and tummy area. The long term goal is to avoid diabetes which a part of my family history (both sides). Up there is a photo of me taken at the gym the other day after over an hour of work out. I started going to the gym again last week. I go from Monday to Friday and I leave Saturdays and Sundays as cheat days.

Basically, I do some sort of warm up before walking, jogging and running in a treadmill. After that, I do some crunches and muscle work out. Good for me that gym membership is free here in our community. The gym is small and crowded during the afternoon that's why I go only in the morning. Hoping to find a gym buddy to help me make my performance better, though. Most of all, looking forward to continue going to gym and later reach my goals.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Sale Alert: Forever 21 Flat Slouchy Boots for P775

Remember the black leatherette boots that I posted HERE? I visited the Forever 21 store yesterday and was supposed to buy it, but I changed my mind when I saw pairs and pairs of flat slouchy boots on display. It was a tough decision because the leatherette boots was my first love. However, the slouchy boots are on sale and priced way cheaper. You know me, I always go for a cheaper deal, so I ended up going home with a black pair. I will feature it at Sale Finds later.


Just today, Forever 21 displayed the newly delivered flat slouchy boots in beige, brown and gray for only P775. A lot of girls are dying to have a pair, so go to Forever 21 now if you are just around the metro. This promo is up until supplies last. Happy shopping ladies!

Gift-giving Ideas and Tips

Did you finish your Christmas shopping ladies? Or are you still looking for a fab item to give your bff? You know looking for an ideal gift to please your bestfriend, sister or any female friend can be a little stressful.



Here's a photo of some pink stuff that I received from friends this year. A friend gave me Clinique eye shadows in a pink case and a pink jewelry holder. Another friend game me that pink coin purse. Aren't they cute and cool enough?

FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER IN BUYING GIFTS

1. Budget - How much do you want to spend for a single gift? Are you willing to pay $50 or up? Think of buying a gift within your budget. Don't force yourself from buying something that is way too expensive or out of your budget. Wait for the sale period if your budget is tight.

2. Personal style of the recipient - Is she stylish or feminine? Does she like kinky items? This thing also depends on her age, affiliation, etc. For example, a sporty person might be interested with a new pair of jogging pants or a workout gadget. So, know the recipient well and think of something she will really like. Talk to her and try to check her wishlist.

3. Availability of the product that you wish to give - She might be asking something exotic or unique. You are lucky if it is readily available even at the grocery or drugstore. These days, beauty products and women accessories can be bought even at your nearest supermarket.

4. Online or offline? - Shopping online can be very convenient, but be careful with bogus stores and the "no return, no exchange policy". Shop at trusted online stores only. Meanwhile, shopping at the mall requires planning. The malls can be very crowded during holiday sales. Better yet, go shopping in a weekday to avoid overcrowded stores.

5. Cash or credit card? - Buying gifts using cash will surely make you free from debt after the holidays. Plus, it's hard to manage your finances using credit card esp. if you don't keep track of your every swipe. Spend wisely!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Sale Find of the Week: Drop Earrings

I know I'm starting to get a little addicted with shopping at Forever 21, but what can I do? They sell really fab accessories! Here's my latest love. I bought this pair as replacement to the black chandelier earrings (that I lost in Greenhills). What do you think? Just gorgeous and perfect for dress up nights, right?


Sale Find: Forever 21 Drop Earrings
Marked Down Price: P245
Sale From: Forever 21 Megamall

Friday, December 03, 2010

Playboy Store at Trinoma

Looking for sexy Playboy lingerie? They are now available at Trinoma. Landmark put up a specific space for Playboy products in their store. Just go to the 3rd level where the intimate apparel section is and you will find the shelves of Playboy just beside Victoria's Secret.

Playboy lingeries are available in so many cute designs and colors. but most of them are pink.

Pink bra, pink thongs and pink panties. Name it. They have it!

Prices start at P300 and up. Grab a pair now to be given as a gift to your bestfriend! :)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Pinay in Pink December 2010: Liz Venturina

This lady is multitalented, multilingual and always multitasking. Her big love for beauty is best expressd through make up and photography. Read more and get your monthly doze of inspiration from Liz of http://frillsandhighheels.blogspot.com/ the Pinay in Pink for December.






Name: Liz Venturina
Ethnicity: Filipino
Hometown: San Jose City, Nueve Ecija

Age: 28
Language Spoken: Filipino, English, German, Thai, basic Spanish
Height: 161 cm
Weight: 43 kgs.

PML: What do you do for a living?
Liz: I pretty much do the things I love and get paid for it. I am a makeup artist one day, a photographer the next. I also started designing clothes for a specific niche market (although I cannot go into details until everything has materialized).

PML: What's a day in your shoes like?
Liz: Stressful! Haha! I'm a pretty restive person and I spend most of my days trying to come up with new ideas and discovering new photography or makeup tricks. I am fond of multi-tasking too. I cannot function well if I only get to do one thing at a time.

PML: How do you spend your free time?
Liz: Nothing really fancy. I sing my lungs out, read books, cuddle my cats and play video games.

PML: What is your favorite vacation destination? Why?
Liz: Alsace, France. The place is full of charm and it's very serene. It's both simple and picturesque. Fresh crisp air, colorful cottages, cobbled streets... Everytime I'm there, I don't feel like going home anymore.

PML: If I were to walk down the aisle tomorrow, I'd be wearing...
Liz: Definitely NOT a traditional white wedding gown.

PML: What is the secret to a successful career?
Liz: You have to love what you do. Only then can you enjoy it and excel in it. For me, success is not measured by profit --- you can have a measly salary yet still be called successful if you are able find happiness at work and take pride in whatever it is you do.





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If you think you know someone who deserves to be featured as Pink MagaLine's Pinay in Pink of the month, email me together with the name, contact details and basic profile of the person you are referring. I'm sure a lot of Pink MagaLine readers would want to know more Pinays like her. Cheers!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sale Find of the Week: Chandelier Earrings

I had a black pair of these earrings. I wore it for Philippine Fashion Week, but lost it after dining in a Mediterranean restaurant in Greenhills. I was tired and sleepy, so I didn't realize it slipped out of my pocket. Bad idea that I took them off before eating. Good thing that I liked this pair better than the black one.


Sale Find: Peach & Gold Chandelier Earrings
Regular Price: P425
Sale Price: P212.50 (less than $6)
Sale From: Forever 21 Megamall

Hello Ladies!!!

How are you all? I am back. I believe I have a lot of things to catch. Thanks for visiting Pink MagaLine even while I'm gone. I will be checking all your entries for my giveaway soon. Love you all. Muah.

Friday, November 19, 2010

DIY Ribbon and Chained Coin Necklace

Are you keeping an old necklace? And, you don't wear it anymore because you think it's no longer updated? Well, don't throw it yet.



Look at this-- my first DIY necklace!

Instead of throwing or giving away this 5 year old coin necklace, I tried to glam it up using a thin black ribbon. The trick is simple. Here are the steps.

- Pick a ribbon of your choice.
- Be sure that the ribbon is longer than the necklace.
Sew the ribbon to the chain.
- Ribbon it on the side.
- Enjoy your new creation!

This necklace can now be worn stylishly with a plain top or dressI think it's cool so I'll try another design later. Girls, what dya think?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tips in Shopping at Forever 21

Have you ever been to the only Forever 21 store in the Philippines during a sale period? Perhaps you know how chaotic the store could be if you say yes to that question.

See this? This is a photo taken around 10:30 in the morning during a weekend sale. Not yet that crowded I know, but wait just one hour more and the next scene will be like the photo below!

This is the endless line of people, all waiting for their turn to pay and go. Shopping, fitting of clothes and standing in line for the cashier are not easy on a sale day, huh?

Take a look at this photo. This the typical scenario outside the store during a mall-wide sale. If you'll come in the middle of the day, the guards will probably not allow you to get in 'cause the store is already congested. Wait for the people inside to finish their shopping, then by the time you enter, the items that you are dying to buy might not be available anymore.


Here's Some Tips in Shopping at Forever 21 on a Sale Period
1. Visit the Forever 21 Philippines Facebook page, and of course, be a fan.
2. Check the items on sale and remember which section of the store they are located, so you know where to run the moment you arrive.
3. Know your Forever 21 size. Sometimes, you don't need to try the items in your shopping bag if you got them in your exact size.
4. Get ready to ambush the store, but don't forget to bring someone to help you. Drag your husband, boyfriend, sister or bestfriend, so he/she can carry your shopping bag or queue while you are still back in the fitting room, trying on a pair of jeans.
5. Prepare your discount cards, credit cards, gift cards, cash, etc.
6. Come early. Shop early. Finish early.

That's all for now. The holidays are coming, so I guess there will be a holiday sale too. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sale Find of the Week: Black and White Bangle

I sometimes love dressing in a black and white ensemble. For me, having a pair of white shoes, a black bag and accessories which is either black or white is somewhat important. So, here is my recent addition to my black and white collection.


Sale Find: Black and White Bangle
Original Price: P130
Sale Price: P65 (less than $2)
Sale From: SM Dept. Store Makati

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tinkerbell Themed Party

We were invited to a fairy themed party for the first time. It was Sati's first birthday party at Jollibee Ortigas Roosevelt. The little girls were asked to come in Tinkerbell or any fairy costume, the boys in Peter Pan or pirate costume, then adult guests in green, pink, brown or purple top.


A photo of mommy blogger Pehpot of Make or Break, her only daughter Sati, husband and other kids, while blowing the fabulously decorated fairy cake tower. Sati was the cutest in her tiny Tinkerbell costume.


Again, Sati's Tinkerbell cake, my daughter posing with baby Ashton in a very creative DIY Peter Pan costume, tinkerbell lootbags and my daughter and I as shot by Jes. That purple gown was the same gown she wore on her first birthday. The problem with the fitting was fixed after a little magic.


The Tinkerbell tarpaulin at the photo booth served as the background of many photos that day. Then, everybody ate a major feast of Jollibee chickenjoy and rice, spaghetti, yum burger, and hotdogs. My daughter concentrated on the chicken alone. Haha. She enjoyed watching the dancing Jollibbe mascot. She smiled a lot receiving the loot bag from Jollibee. When Jollibee finished his show, my daughter followed him to his locker room and cried when Jollibee didn't return. Poor baby.


A photo of the mom bloggers and kids. It was fun meeting some of them for the first time. Thanks to Pehpot who invited us. It was a blast!



What I wore that day: purple Penshoppe top with puffy sleeves, Penshoppe skinny jeans with tapered leg opening, Forever 21 earrings and necklace, Figliarina wedges, Esprit bag and Guess watch.

For my daughter: purple gown from Ninas Collection, purple sandals from SM Kids, purple wings from Toy Kingdom and hair accessory from SM Dept.






NOTE: This post was originally published in my old blog, utotmopink.com, dated November 15, 2010.

Who is Liz Uy?

You must have heard it from the news or from your office mate. Well, it is almost official. I mean, officially in a dating status, because the presidential sister, Miss Ballsy Aquino, already confirmed that Liz Uy and P-Noy are dating. And.. the youngest sister of P-Noy, Kris Aquino, also said that she likes them together. So yes, they are on the stage of getting to know each other. Looking almost like a "couple" now? But wait. Do we really know Liz Uy? Who is she? And what does she do for a living?


Before becoming a presidential stylist, Liz Uy said to be working in the hotel and restaurant industry after her graduation. She shifted to the fashion industry when her first job didn't work. She became stylist to the stars and later fashion editor for Preview Magazine. Liz Uy is also known to be John Lloyd Cruz' ex-girlfriend.

In my opinion, Liz Uy as a fashionista and a stylist is like a Pinay younger version of Rachel Zoe. Famous celebs and models rely on her when it comes to trend-setting. She once mentioned that her personal style depends on her mood, sometimes polished, sometimes undone. She has a thing for bags, Kate Moss and Paris, France. She also confessed that she feels naked without a nail polish. When asked if she needs to date a fashionable guy, she was quoted saying, "Not necessarily, though it will definitely be easier for him to woo me if we speak the same language."







Photo Source:
www.spot.ph

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Want This!

I want a pair of boots for Christmas. I know hubby will tell me, there is no snow or winter in the Philippines. It won't be freezing cold like the western countries. Why buy a pair of boots? Ugh, I just fell in love with the simple design of this shoes, so I want to go shoe shopping. Please?


Forever 21 Leatherette Boots - $29.80

I will be needing a pair of boots for an international trip early next year anyway. Perhaps I can buy it before Christmas already. Just the thought is make me feel excited.

This is not going to be my first pair of boots. I had a knee-high boots and couple of booties. Both booties gave up long time ago, then I had to hand down the knee-high boots to a friend who was scheduled to work abroad. See? I've been a very good girl. So please Santa.. I want this.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Penshoppe Spring/Summer 2011 Part 2 (After the Show)

In a fashion week, it is normal for people to check all the familiar faces, celebrities and socialites after the runway show, right? Since it was my first time there, I was a little shy to take photos. Looking around, I saw lots of individuals taking pictures already, so I just had to go with the flow. Click click click!


Spotted after the show is The King of Talk, Mr. Boy Abunda.


And then Markki Stroem..


Two beautiful models straight from the runway.



And me. Blue dress from Crissa, wet look leggings by Miley Cyrus, Parisian wedges, Fossil charm watch, Forever 21 chandelier earrings and Donna studded bag. Not really that fashionable I know. Style me! :D

Monday, November 08, 2010

Forever 21 Gift Cards



Still don't have a gift idea for your sister or bff this Christmas? This year, you can save your energy in storming the stores and packing your present. Just purchase some gift cards from Forever 21. They are now available in P1,000 and P2,000 at SM Megamall. Forever 21 is accepting only cash and debit card payments.


Friday, November 05, 2010

Penshoppe's Newest Fragrance: Denim Love

I love this newest eau de toilette from Penshoppe. The bright red packaging with logo is just lovely. I first thought this fragrance is unisex, but reading from the label, I discovered that it is for women only.



I got this for free from the Penshoppe Arrivalist during the Philippine Fashion Week. When I visited the Penshoppe boutique in Megamall, I learned that this eau de toilette isn't available in stores yet. So, that's why they gave this as a sample.

Still have a couple of expensive branded perfumes in my closet, but I already opened my free sample because of excitement. I used it twice and I'm telling you, it is smelling so good. I am no perfume connoisseur, but my verdict is that Denim Love smells awesome like a carefree Parisian lass under the Tuscan sun. Am I exaggerating? Of course not. This perfume is just a must-have. Try it!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Pink MagaLine's Christmas Giveaway

Hello ladies! Christmas is fast approaching, so I decided to host an early Christmas giveaway as my way of saying THANK YOU to all of my blog readers and Facebook subscribers.





Here are the prizes at stake:
-black Forever 21 tank top
-white Gooey shorts
-Bobbie red nail polish
-Bobbie blue nail polish
-Bobbie green nail polish
-purple vanity kit
-Finess Oil Control Sheet
-Sofeel facial tissue (3 travel packs)
-Nivea Passion Fruit & Milk Proteins soap
-Nivea Strawberry & Milk soap

Plus, two items from my closet that I never used:
-ethnic bracelet
-Forever 21 leaf earrings

The following are the giveaway mechanics for bloggers. Please read carefully. The more points you earn, the bigger chance of winning.

1. Follow Pink MagaLine + comment on why you should win this giveaway (1 point)
2. Blog about this giveaway, adding the Pink MagaLine link to your post (plus 1 point).
3. Display the giveaway button to your sidebar (plus 1 point)
4. Add Pink MagaLine to you blog list or link list (plus 1 point)

Once you did the first step, it's up to you if you want to get added points by doing the 2nd, 3rd and 4th step.


One the other hand, here are the mechanics for Facebook subscribers (equivalent to 1 point only). Bloggers are also free to do these steps to gain another point.

1. Like the Pink MagaLine page.
2. Share the Pink MagaLine giveaway link.
3. Tag Pink MagaLine together with your shared link.

Don't forget the rules. If you think you deserve more than just one point, make sure to let me know of all the steps you followed to join this giveaway. Mention them in your comment together with your valid email address.

IMPORTANT RULES: One comment per blogger only and non-entry comments will be deleted. No need to give me the link of your blog entry 'cos I will visit your blog one by one to validate.

SAMPLE ENTRY: Your comment should be looking like this.
Hi! I think I need to win this because I wanna glam up myself for Christmas.
-Followed you thru Google Connect with username "pinkcorner"
-Posted your giveaway in my blog called PINK CORNER
-Displayed the giveaway button in my sidebar
-Added Pink MagaLine in my blog list
-Subcribed to Pink MagaLine in Facebook and shared this giveaway to my friends
Thanks for hosting this giveaway.. SAMPLE@EMAIL.COM

Change of rule. All entry comments will be published, then later be validated.


This giveaway is open to all my followers and subscribers worldwide. Last day to enter is December 4, 2010. This giveaway is EXTENDED until December 15, 2010. The winner will be picked through Random.Org and announced the next day.

Quick Tip: How to Avoid a Cheating Spouse



Stay emotionally connected with your husband.
Appreciate the things that he does.
Make him feel secure, strong, capable and valued.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Penshoppe Spring/Summer 2011 Part 1

This season, Penshoppe presented their collection with dark hues and bright prints, showcasing clothes inspired by the French lifestyle. Men and women are dressed with casual elegance in darker hues and bright prints. They showed snag blazers, slim jackets, playful skirts and dresses.













One can make either a polished casual look or effortless but incredible ensemble look out of the collection. Penshoppe Spring/Summer 2010 clothing is perfect for summer getaways and night outs, so mark your favorite pieces now before they hit the stores!

Pinay in Pink November 2010: Star Villanueva

She is an international flight attendant, businesswoman, magazine writer, blog owner of StarVillanueva.Com and a spa in Timog. Read on to find out why this young achiever believes that brains is more important than beauty.




Name: Estrellita Villanueva
Nick-Name: Star
Ethnicity: Filipino
Hometown: Quezon City, Philippines
Age: 25
Language Spoken: English, Filipino
Occupation: International Flight Attendant, Magazine Writer, Spa Owner
Height: 5’4
Weight: 118

PML: Are you health-conscious?
Star: Yes I am. I wear sunscreen, take vitamins, eat plenty of fruits, veggies and rich fiber food. But, I love to indulge my sweet cravings too and I never drink/smoke. (It’s very harmful to skin!)

PML: What is your basic beauty regimen?
Star: Make sure no makeup left at the end of the day, then nourish your skin with a moisturizer. As long as the product is effective to your skin, it doesn’t have to be expensive all the time!

PML: Which one do you think is more important? Beauty or brain?
Star: Brains. There has to be more to you than just your beautiful face. It’s something that either gravity or stress cannot take away from you.

PML: At what age did you start working full-time?
Star: 21 years old, right after I graduated college.

PML: What do you think is your greatest achievement in life?
Star: You can tell yourself that you have reached a point in life where you can say, “I am successful” That was my feeling when I was invited as guest speaker in a school to inspire college students about my achievements & experience in life and I’ve also been featured to quite number of blogs.


I considered having properties such as condo unit & lot in an early age as one of my greatest achievement. Further to that, I was able to put up my very own Star Bliss Salon and Spa located in Timog ave corner Scout Torillo. I became my own boss besides from my flying career and magazine writer in the airline where I am working.

PML: Tell us about the lesson you learned from your family.
Star: Always be thankful to God for all the blessings. Use your wisdom. The unique set of skills and experiences you have developed over a lifetime makes you a great teacher to anyone in need. Before you know it, your influence will expand as you help a lot of people.

PML: How do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Star: Probably not a part of an airline anymore. By that time, I must already started building up my own happy family, already a successful cosmetic & organic spa supplies distributor and already have more than 3 branches of Star Bliss Salon & Spa! (I’m thinking of going to law school too. After all, we shouldn’t stop dreaming and putting that dream into reality.)

PML: What can you say to other Pinays who are losing confidence?
Star: Be with inspiring people. Who makes you happy, energetic, and alive. Be with those people more than those who provide you anguish, low morale & lose confidence. If your job does not fulfill you and make you happy, then you deserve to find another one because no amount of money and benefits can equal the stress and illness you will develop in a job that makes you miserable. Heal yourself by being with people who inspire you and make you whole and most of all always trust the Lord.


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If you think you know someone who deserves to be featured as Pink MagaLine's Pinay in Pink of the month, email me together with the name, contact details and basic profile of the person you are referring. I'm sure a lot of Pink MagaLine readers would want to know more Pinays like her. Cheers!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Modeling in the Philippines

As I noticed in the modeling industry today, more and more models with mixed blood are introduced and less full-blooded Filipinos are given the opportunity. Let say with runway, TV, and print ads, most models are usually foreigner, if not of Brazilian decent, then American, British, etc.

Bench models working the runway at Teatrino in Greenhills yesterday.

I am not saying that I hate the foreign invasion since that's already a part of the culture even before I was born. And in fact, they are beautiful people. We have their influence everywhere. I only want to see more full-blooded to be given equal chance to shine so we can have more Charo Ronquillo and Charlene Almarvez to be proud of.

So ladies.. What do you think of mixed versus full-blooded models? Do you have a favorite Filipino model? Have your say.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hobo Bag Giveaway Update

Hi ladies! Thank you all so so much for joining the Red Hobo Giveaway. Below is the list of entries for my contest as of today.



1. Meeyeehere
2. Michelle
3. Ish
4. Brainsnapshots
5. Ladymishel
6. Hangingbridge
7. Rhraindropz
8. Jasmine1485
9. Sweetmom
10. Kayce
11. Seth
12. Ipehishere
13. Nicquee
14. Vernz
15. Dhemz
16. Kat
17. Imriz
18. Maaauuuuuuu
19. Rossel
20. Aimee
21. Julie (No answer to the question. Entry not valid)
22. Clarissa
23. Joyfulmom
24. Enchi
25. Beth
26. Tattgiff
27. Lara Binay
28. Mjelly
29. Maree
30. Cheryl
31. Adnil63

(from Facebook)
32. Sionee O.
33. Alexee T.
34. Madz E.
35. Jobelle Rose

(last entry)
36. RyHeAnNe

I am yet to check the validity of each entry before the draw and announcement of the winner. If you haven't joined yet, HURRY AND JOIN NOW while there's still time! Click the giveaway button in my sidebar.

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Congrats to the winner. Till next time ladies!






Edited: October 24, 2010 11:59 PM

Friday, October 22, 2010

Victor Ortega Salon and Spa Price List

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I still get lots of questions regarding the price of rebonding at Victor Ortega Salon and Spa, so here's a photo of their flyer. Just click to enlarge to see the corresponding price of the specific service that you wish to avail.





The first and the last time I got a rebond from Victor Ortega Salon were okay. I didn't have complains. I hope you too ladies will like their service. I am not a paid endorser of that salon. Just trying to spread the good news that you may now beautify yourself without paying a lot. Have fun. Muah!