Monday, February 19, 2018

Cruising the High Seas in Effortless Indulgence

With the gentle swaying of the sea that seems to lullaby its passengers, a timely cruise can bring a much-needed calmness, even to the weariest of travelers. Just imagine, spending days at sea in complete solitude, staring at the vastness of the open ocean with nary a thought of one’s daily troubles. Days full of exciting possibilities with nowhere to be, no one to see, and best of all, no distractions - a complete cruise-cation to celebrate life. 

The majestic SuperStar Virgo will make Manila its homeport from March to May. The cruise ship offers travelers a visa-free way to visit cities in Taiwan and southern Japan.
In the past decade, cruises have become one of the most popular ways to relax and see the beauty this world has to offer. With its unique destinations, cost-efficient rates, and state-of-the-art ships, it comes as no surprise that cruising continues to gain popularity, especially among Filipinos. 

This year, Star Cruises announced that its 269-meter cruise ship, SuperStar Virgo, will homeport again in Manila for the summer months from March to May. With absolutely no visa requirements, the 6-night SuperStar Virgo cruise offers two travel destination packages. The first package will start at the Manila port then a day will be spent on the high seas. The next two days will be dedicated to seeing Naha in Japan, and Keelung in Taiwan. The fifth day will be on the high seas again, and then the cruise will head back to Manila on the sixth day. 

The second destination package starts at the Manila port followed by a day cruising the high seas on the way to Ishigaki, Japan, on the third day. The fourth day will be spent seeing the beauty of Keelung, Taiwan, then to the high seas on the fifth day, and then back to Manila on the sixth day. 

Besides the great destinations and interesting land tours, a lot of people miss out on the fact that the SuperStar Virgo is itself, a giant floating destination. Packed with entertainment facilities, exquisite dining outlets, and duty-free shopping, the cruise ship has just about anything one could ever need or want. 

The nightly live performances on the SuperStar Virgo showcases some of the world’s best singers, acrobats, and magicians, set to tickle one's imagination. What’s more, the cruise offers various options and thematic activities fit for the whole family, not to mention, the wide range of dining outlets, retail shops, relaxation, and entertainment facilities. 

The huge pool and giant slide continue to be a top favorite of passengers. Imagine sliding and splashing in the pool on top of a cruise ship, right in the middle of the ocean. And what better way to enjoy an unobstructed view of the perfect sunset gracefully going down the horizon, then to see it on the viewing deck. 

Cruising offers the perfect vantage points to take photos of the endless sea complimented by the clear blue sky. It features an unspoiled canvass showcasing the breath-taking magnificence of nature’s beauty. Savor the various sights, sounds, and even the smell of crisp clean air over a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee, while basking in sweet retreat, solitude, and surrender. 

Catch exclusive offers for the 3rd and 4th passenger for free, if booking is for the Inside State Room, Ocean View State Room, or the Balcony State Room on March 30, April 14, 19, and 24, and on May 4, 14, and 29, 2018. There is also a free balcony upgrade during the mid-season sailing. 

A 20% additional Senior Citizen discount will likewise be offered on April 14, 19, 24 and on May 4, 14, and 29, 2018. Avail of other special promos including the “Cruise One, Take One” two-for-one summer promo, a 2-night Manila high seas cruise, from February 14 to 18, 2018 at the 2018 Star Cruises Cruise Fair at the Greenbelt 5 Gallery, Ayala Center, Makati City. For inquiries, call (02) 8366080 or visit www.starcruises.com.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Choose Natural in Battling Hair Loss

Day-to-day, you rise up and there are tons of things to do like go to the office, finish paperwork, and go back home. This might be what you call your lonely and humdrum life. Everyday is a struggle for you. Your only defense against pollution, sleep deprivation and daily grind is to look best. With this, you can’t go to the battle ground unarmed. Tragically, your ammunition of beauty products is mostly made of hazardous chemicals; you win some, you lose some. Sooner or later, they shall take a toll on you. 



Don’t just go with the flow. Change your direction. NOVUHAIR can show you the way, hence, it is dubbed as nature’s answer to hair loss. All its natural ingredients are scientifically proven to help promote hair growth. This way, you have no reason to go back to your old ways. Alter your regimen now if you can’t change the routine and finally admit that it’s time to part ways with chemically-laced products you keep in your vanity kit and say hello to NOVUHAIR. You can never go wrong with nature. Choose natural! 

Now, you can optimize your NOVUHAIR experience with NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack (topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner) and enjoy an extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusive at participating Watsons stores nationwide! 

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Avail NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 NEW YEAR PROMO PACK exclusive at the following participating WATSONS stores nationwide: 

SM Mall of Asia 1, SM Megamall A, SM Megamall A3 Daimaru 
SM North Edsa Main 2, Fisher Mall, SM City Fairview Mall 1 
SM Makati Mall 3, SM Makati Hypermarket, Oriental Gardens Makati, Market! Market! 
Robinsons Place Manila, SM San Lazaro Supermarket, SM San Lazaro Mall 1, Savemore Laong Laan 2, SM Sta. Mesa Mall 3, SM Sta. Mesa Centerpoint 3 
SM Masinag, Savemore Rempson Marikina, SM Taytay Rizal 
SM Marilao Hypermarket, SM Pampanga Annex, SM Pampanga Mall 1, SM Clark Mall, Savemore Dinalupihan, Waltermart San Fernando Pampanga SM Southmall 5, SM Bicutan Mall B-2 Hypermarket, Festival Mall, Orofino Bldg. Dona Soledad 
SM Sta. Rosa Mall, SM Sta. Rosa Supermarket, Waltermart Sta. Rosa, SM Calamba, Waltermart Cabuyao 
SM Bacoor Mall 2, SM Dasmarinas Mall 3, Premier Plaza Mall Silang Cavite, Waltermart Trece Martires, Kadiwa Cavite Hypermarket, Lumina Point Cavite 
SM Lipa Mall, SM Lipa Supermarket, Waltermart Tanaunan, SM Batangas Mall 1, Waltermart Nasugbu 
SM Lucena, SM Naga Mall, J.S Arcilla Bldg. Tabaco 
Ayala Center Cebu 
SM Davao Mall 1 

For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, visit NOVUHAIR Facebook Page (Novuhair Official), YouTube or website at www.novuhair.com. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Romantic Getaways for Heart’s Day

February is fast approaching, ang bilis ng panahon Feb-ibig month na naman. Unfortunately, Valentine’s day falls on Wednesday so ang hirap magschedule ng date. But don’t worry, you can celebrate before or after Valentine’s day. We have long weekend naman because Feb. 16 is Chinese New Year!. 



This month, I spent most of my time looking for hotel and resort for the next three months. It was not easy ha, nakakastress kasi fully booked na agad ang mga resort for April so my search is not yet over. I’m done with my February reservation so let me share with you the different promo of hotels that I’ve found. 

1. Acacia Hotel Sweetest Desire 
January 12 to March 31, 2018 

P4,400+++ 
- Overnight Stay in a Deluxe room with complimentary breakfast buffet for two. 
- Halo-halo cheesecake and unlimited brewed coffee for two. 
- 30% discount at Acaci and 15% discount at The Lobby, Tree Top Lounge, and A-Steakhouse. 
- Other inclusions: Complimentary wifi access, use of swimming pool and gym, special turndown amenity, and shuttle service within Alabang. 

Acacia Hotel Valentine’s Bliss 
February 14-17, 2018 

P6288+++ 
- Overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with complimentary breakfast buffet for two. 
- One hour relaxation massage for two at Lurra Wellness Spa 
- Special Valentine’s setup in the hotel room. 
- Special turndown amenity. 

Acacia Hotel Chinese New Year 

P7488 nett 
- overnight stay in a Deluxe room with complimentary breakfast for two P12,088 nett 
- two nights stay in a Deluxe room with complimentary daily breakfast buffet for two. 

* Choice of lunch or dinner buffet for two and 30% discount in excess of two at Acaci. 
* Surprise Chinese New Year giveaway 
* Dragon Dance at the Lobby (Feb. 16, 6PM) 
* One time use only for two nights stay 

2. The Bellevue Manila South Serenades Room Promotion 
February 9 - 11, 2018 

P12,599 nett 
- Overnight stay in a Main Wing Deluxe (only P1000 nett for a room upgrade to a Tower Wing Deluxe) 
- Buffer breakfast for two 
- Buffet dinner for two at Cafe d’Asie on February 10, 2018 
- Two tickets to the Jose Mari Chan Valentine Concert on February 10, 2018 
- A chance to win 3D/2N stay at the Bellevue Resort Bohol with roundtrip airfare tickets and countryside tour for two. 

3. Crimson Hotel Alabang 

Grand Romance 
Starts at: P8,960++ 
- Overnight stay 
- Buffet breakfast for two persons at Café Eight 
- Dine Your Heart Dinner for two persons 
- Valentine’s Surprise 

All you need is Love 
Starts at: P7,650++ 
- Overnight stay 
- Buffet breakfast for two persons at Café Eight 
- One-hour massage for two persons 
- Valentine’s Surprise 

Be Mine 
Starts at: P6,300++ 
- Overnight stay 
- Breakfast in bed 
- Valentine’s Surprise 

Check-in date: February 14, 2018 

4. Luljetta's Romantic Getaway for 2
February Month

P6888
- Studio room
- Breakfast
- Access to Luljetta's Place Garden Suites, Luljetta's Hanging Gardens Spa with snacks (5 hours) and Loreland Farm Resort.
- Romantic room set-up

Optional:
- P3000 Romantic Dinner for two
- P1500 Bouquet of flowers
- P1000 Room upgrade to queen
- Spa services

5. Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila

February 10 to 18, 2018
P10,000

- one bedroom suite
- buffet breakfast for two
- four-course set dinner at the Nostalgia Dining Lounge on February 14, 218

6. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila 
February 11 - 16, 2018

Magnifique Valentine  

Room rates start from P10000 nett and are inclusive of 
- Breakfast for two (2) adults and two (2) children at Spiral  
- Late check out up to 4pm (subject to availability)  
- 25% off on Sunset Bar's BBQ Buffet on February 14, 15 and 16,  
- Nail Artisan package for one (1) and Foot Reflexology for one (1)
- Php 500 worth of Le Spa and La Boutique Cash Vouchers  
- Complimentary use of recreational facilities such as outdoor pool, gym, and spa 

Romance by the Bay
Sunset Bar February 14, 2018 7PM to 10:30PM

Buffet rate is P2,750+++ per person inclusive of one glass of wine and an unlimited serving if local beer and iced tea. 

7. Somerset Alabang Manila's Love With a Hint of Southern Charm

Feb 14-15, 2018

Rates are inclusive of 
- daily buffet breakfast for two at Prime 101
- fast wireless internet
- use of recreational facilities including a swimming pool and fitness center
- 25% discount on massage services.

Studio room P4500 nett
Studio premier P5100 nett
1 Bedroo P5600 nett

8. Taal Vista Hotel Romantic Getaway

- Overnight room accommodation for two.
- Buffet breakfast for two at Veranda
- Romantic dinner for two 
- one time regular spa treatment for two at Asmara Spa
- Nurture Spa Farm-acy discount voucher for two

From 6PM to 10PM 
P8,000 per couple

- eight courses set menu for two
- praline chocolates
- two glasses of Moet and Chandon Champagne
- one long stemmed red rose
- Floral and candle arrangments

9. Vitalis Villas

Romantic Date by the Cove at P18590 nett for two. Valid from February 10 - March 10, 2018

- 3 days and 2 nights in a superior room for two.
- full board meals breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet)
- afternoon snacks (four cheese pizza and banana split)
- a bottle of wine
- welcome drinks
- free access to infinity pools and play room
- free shuttle service to the beach
- 10% discount on all water sport activities

10. Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

One bedroom suite with buffet breakfast for two for only P6,500 nett 
Two bedroom suite with buffet breakfast for four persons for only P9,500 nett

- complimentary use of teh hotel's gym and swimming pool and internet access. 
- complimentary Valentine Gift Basket which includes a bottle of wine, delectable pralines, stuffed toy and twinings tea.

Booking period is open until February 28. 

11. Seda Hotel

One Suite Day P12,700 nett
- overnight stay in a Corner Suite Room
Dream Escapes
- Deluxe room P8,700 nett
- Club room P10,200 nett
- Premier room P11,200 nett

Inclusions: 
- overnght stay in a Deluxe/Club/Premier/Corner Suite Room
- inclusive of breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids (0-6) at Misto
- inclusive of massage for two at Seda spa
- inclusive of straight up credit worth P1000
- extend your stay and get 10% OFF the best available rates.
- welcome amenity and valentine's amenity
- complimentary wifi access
- third person rate is P1800 nett (inclusive of extra bed and breakfast)

*** will update this post for more promo. 

We’ve tried most of these hotels so you can check my review here