Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SM Accessories Prefall Collection 2013

Hey Coffeeholics! July ends today but for SM Accessories, the end of July brings to us their 3rd Quarter Collection. Witness again the fashion authorities glammed up to the nines with their hand-picked pieces from SM Accessories. Fashion becomes versatile as Xian Lim, Georgina Wilson, Richard Gutierrez and Anne Curtis star in the SM Accessories for the third quarter. Ladies, take your pick from classic gold, grey and silver jewelry that match virtually any outfit you may think of.  As for the guys, it’s time to stock up on your trusted gear in shades of blue, brown and black.


Not so much into the classic pieces? Step up and give in to the much-awaited SM Accessories Prefall Collection this month. Indulge your senses with captivating pieces of the season crafted by the only fashion accessories authority.


Ladies would not be able to resist the romance of florals and teals, or focus on cutting-edge metal accessories for those who mean business, while gentlemen would enjoy the rawness of denim, or the sleekness of sartorial blues.

So what are you waiting for Coffeeholics? Have you seen these beautiful pieces already at The SM Store nearest you? If not, you should seriously check em out! It definitely looks divine. Speaking of divine accessories, its the LAST DAY SM ACCESSORIES JULY SALE! While checking out the new season's offerings, you should seriously look and see if these awesome ON SALE items (up to 75% off!) are still there. Grab the opportunity! Today's the last day of the sale.


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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Upgrade Your Proactiv Kit Promo and Get Add-On up to 50% to 60% Off

Hey Coffeeholics! Proactiv has some awesome news for you! Their ongoing promotion of "Upgrade your ProActiv Kit and Get your Add-On at 50% - 60% Discount!" has been extended until December 31, 2013 under FDA Permit No. 1229 s 2013.

Well, it's now rainy season here in the Philippines and with these erratic changes of weather, its so important to take care of our skin to keep it properly cleaned, hydrated, and protected to keep it smooth and clear. Investing on good skin care products is no laughing matter. That's why Proactiv is offering this awesome promo to help you level up from good skin to great skin through these various Add-Ons. These extension products from the Proactiv Solution range are available to further enhance your Proactiv experience by boosting your skincare regimen depending on your personalized needs.


Try the Proactiv Solutions ADD-ON experience! All these Add-Ons have a discount depending on what kit you will buy. For a 30-day Proactiv Kit, you can get an additional Proactiv product at 50% discount while a 60-day Proactiv Kit gives you an additional Proactiv product at a 60% discount. Check out the amazing Add-Ons Proactiv Solution has prepared for you guys.

Hydration is the Key

Yes, Filipino weather can be pesky and if you are looking for an OIL FREE MOISTURIZER that offers protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays that age and damage skin, well then the Proactiv Solution Oil Free Moisture with SPF 15 is for you.

Proactive Solution Oil Free Moisture with SPF 15
Original Price: Php 1,099          
30-Day Kit + Add-On Discount at 50% Off: Php 549.50        
60-Day Kit + Add-On Discount at At 60% Off: Php 439.60

But if you have DRY ACNE-PRONE SKIN then try the Proactiv Solution Green Tea Moisturizer because it absorbs instantly, designed to deliver deep hydration to dry, tired skin. It’s formulated with concentrated botanical extracts and powerful antioxidants for a moisturizing experience that’s as healthy as it is refreshing.
Original Price: Php 1,099
30 Day Kit + Add-On Dscount 50% Off: Php 549.50
60 Day Kit + Add-On Dscount 60% Off: Php 439.60

Fight that Acne
For those with acne prone skin, this Daily Protection plus Sunscreen is one of the Add-Ons you can include in your Proactiv Solutions order. This is a light, oil-free sunscreen has a patented micro sponge technology that helps absorb extra oil. Awesome right?
Original Price: Php 1,099
30 Day Kit + Add-On Dscount 50% Off: Php 549.50
60 Day Kit + Add-On Dscount 60% Off: Php 439.60

But if you really want to fight that acne, then you should definitely get the Proactiv Solution Clarifying Night Cream. It is a skin clarifying pore treatment combines acne-fighting salicylic acid with retinol for powerful anti aging benefits. What I like about this product is that it helps eliminate most acne blemishes and help prevent new break outs. Its the perfect night cream for acne-prone skin.
Original Price: Php 1,199
30 Day Kit + Add-On Dscount 50% Off: Php 599.50
60 Day Kit + Add-On Dscount 60% Off: Php 479.60

Goodbye Oily Skin

For those with oily skin, well then maybe you should consider getting this Add-On instead - the Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control. It's a dramatic breakthrough in skin care, this oil-free formula gently helps your skin balance its natural oil levels natural oil levels to help stop excess oil before it starts.
Original Price: Php 899
30 Day Kit + Add-On Dscount 50% Off: Php 449.50
60 Day Kit + Add-On Dscount 60% Off: Php 359.60

So have you found the perfect Add-On for you? Then grab the chance now as you avail of this promo at the participating outlets. For those interested, this promo is only valid in Philippine Territory and at the following participating outlets: the Proactiv Online Shopping Cart and the Proactiv Door to Door Delivery Hotline.

The Proactiv Online Shopping Cart can be accessed here at so make sure you skip the www and just directly type the http://my.. part coz it sometimes doesn't work if you put a www when you type that on the browser. Oh and don't forget to choose the upgrade prior to completion of the online to avail of the promo!

Another way to access this promo is through the Proactiv Door to Door Delivery Hotline. All you have to do is call these numbers:

              1. 729-2222 Metro Manila
              2. 1-800-8-729-8888 and 1-800-10-889-4444 Provincial
              3. 0917-801-8888

Their friendly Customer Service Representative will be glad to assist you in your queries and concerns! You may also contact them at this email

So what are you waiting for Coffeeholics? Take advantage of this Proactiv Solutions Add-On promo to further enhance your Proactiv experience and enhance your skin care regimen specifically for your personalized needs at a lower cost. Have a happy week!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Outfit Diary - Crazy Lines Crazy Times

 Top - Thrifted :)
Denim Jeans - Bench
Necklace - My sister's
Bag and Wristband - SM Accessories (Men's)
Shades- @Tangerineph
Brown Boots - Nine West

Hey Coffeeholics! Its been a while since I've posted an outfit shot so here's one of my outfit posts a few weeks back. As you all know, I have a day job as a teacher. Hence the sensei in my name. So the faculty of our school had to attend this leadership seminar (from which I've learned a lot). Since it was one of the rare times I could wear a different outfit during teacher mode, I decided to wear this.

One of my dilemmas as a blogger teacher is trying to get out of the "teacher look" stigma. In all honesty, I hate uniforms that make me look like a teacher (hala self denial? HAHA. di po ah!) coz frankly and bluntly speaking, teacher uniforms are ugly. (*cries*) My "fashion" blogger persona is greatly offended by the uniform. Hehe. So I rejoice when we are allowed to wear something presentable but still "professional" looking when I'm on teacher mode.


So I decided to go with this look. With my body type, structured polos are flattering. So when I found this polo at my favorite thrift shop (yes I will talk about Ukayukay soon. haha.) Super natuwa ako. I felt like I was wearing "cappuccino" please don't ask me why. It was the first thing that popped in my mind when I saw that top. Why I'm so crazy about the top is its crazy lines. It messes your vision. Its a psychedelic optical illusion! hehe. Diba? When you close up and zoom in on my outfit shots, the lines look neat and clean. When zoomed out, it looks like an optical illusion! Sabi nga ng isa kong friend, nakakahilo nga tingnan ang blouse ko sa malayo. Haha. Cool. All the more to distract you from my lovehandles dears! haha.

Also recently, I've been into SM Accessories' Men's Collection. I really love the black bag that I got. Even though it was made for men, gals can use it too! Its roomy and somewhat rain proof which we need now due to the rainy season. Also love the leather wristbands that can be found at SM Accessories' Men's Collection. Yes I kinda like those as well. :) SM Accessories is on SALE this month! So don't forget to check out SM Accessories at all the malls nationwide, maybe the accessories that you've been dying to have has been marked down. :) Don't miss out on that opportunity! :)  Read more about the SM Accessories Sale here.

Outfit Posts with my co-teachers! :)
So Coffeeholics! Do you wear a uniform or not? What's your opinion about uniforms? Do you think a student will respect the teacher more if they are wearing uniforms? Anyway, these are just some questions running in my head. What I wanna know is your opinion! Watcha think? Do comment below and let me know!  :)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

SALE ALERT - SM Accessories at 50% Off this July!

Hey Coffeeholics! Its time to hit the SM Malls coz SM ACCESSORIES IS ON SALE!

Its the SM ACCESSORIES SALE up to 50% off!
The nationwide sale launched yesterday! 
Its the talk of the town in Twitter World.

Everyone is talking about it so HURRY while supplies last (and only until the end of the month!)
So stock up on something shiny and sparkly this payday weekend and grab your fave SM Accessories while its on SALE! Happy shopping coffeeholics! :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Nestle ActiV Go Lounge Event

Hey Coffeeholics! Last Saturday, I had the privilege of attending the Nestle ActiV Go Lounge event many thanks to Nuffnang Philippines. It was held at Romulo Cafe near Tomas Morato and the event really blew me away with its fun and bonggang activities!

I just sooo love the lovely accents they mixed in the whole event! It truly made us feel special. :) Thanks Nestle!
Nestle really got us intrigued with this unique event. I love the concept of it being a "Go Lounge" affair which gives us an impression that the event will be fun, relaxing, and enjoyable. After a week of hard work, that sounded heavenly!


So the first activity that we had was the SPA! Homahgash it was such a treat! We were given several choices on what type of spa treatment. It all looked nice but I've been longing for a good back/shoulder massage so I decided to get the Back Massage with Cold Pebbles treatment.

Remember that I mentioned that the event's location was Romulo Cafe? Well imagine my surprise when I went inside the room and saw all of this! Grabe, ang bongga! They even had soothing music, aromatic scents, and these amazing sofas and chairs that begs to be sit upon. Haha obvious bang super natuwa ako sa setup? A SPA in a CAFE? Yes the coffeeholic in me was screaming heck yeah! :)

I'm sooooo loving the pattern of the floor sa Romulo Cafe!
For the back massage, we were treated to a cold pebble massage with a choice of a lavender or peppermint treatment. Kakaintriga! It was my first time to hear such a treatment.

Miss Leah Dy of Tocarre Spa and Fruits in Bloom was kind enough to explain to me that they wanted to give an alternative option to the "hot stone" massage that most of us are more familiar with.

She pointed out that sometimes when the weather is too hot, a "hot stone' massage doesn't really appeal to us especially because of our unique climate. So they decided to offer something cool and soothing! I have to agree that this certainly has an appeal especially on a hot scorching day!

This is a face of bliss. hehehe. 
I really LOVED the massage! The cold pebble back massage was a hit among us. Nakakabitin nga eh! Thanks Nestle and Ms Leah Dy. The massage indeed relaxed me and made me eager for the next activity.


This was the second activity we had for that day - Unleashing the artist in us!

its SHOPGIRL JEN getting creative!

Ohhthat by Tin and Mar engrossed in designing!
Ok so I bet you are wondering what the heck were we doing. Simply put, we were given a chance to design our very own Nestle Acti-v Canvass Chiller Bag using fabric colored pens. Homahgash I loooooooved it! All the teacher-ness in me went on full drive! Everyone started designing their own bags. Most were symbolic representing themselves, their blogs, and well we could all go Psych 101 on what we drew and colored but I won't go technical on you.

But this activity really clicked for me. I LOVE TO DOODLE. I think I've already posted some of my random doodles on my instagram (shameless plug - follow me @kai_sensei!). Doodling is relaxing! Ask any of my students! Doodling, drawing, or coloring helps me to relax my mind and just let creativity flow on my fingertips.

Obvious bang akin to? HAHA! The coffee is like a dead giveaway! hehe!
Coffee, Fashion, and my Blog inspires me to be a better version of me. Chos!
I mean yeah, who doesn't want to look a whole lot more better in their Outfit shots? 

Yeah so I understand why this activity suits right in the "Go Lounge" theme for this Nestle Acti-V event. Actually, we all became a bit more engrossed than necessary and it was the lure of food that finally convinced us to stop our artsy moment.

Can't get over the inside decor of Romulo Cafe! 

We were served with salad, pasta, and other healthy entrees that filled the stomach. It was delicious!

WIth my bff cuz blogger JEN! :) Thanks sa lahat cuz!
SAVE THE BEST THE LAST. Of course for dessert, we were given some chilled Nestle Acti-V yogurt as dessert!

It tasted DELICOUS and I really loved it! It had just the right amount of tartness combined with the exquisite sweetness of the strawberries. Panalo talaga! Its filling and healthy and I don't feel guilty eating it. (haha may ganun!). Yogurt is actually one of our family's fave healthy snack or dessert. Just last night I had one as a midnight snack. Di na kasi ako nag dinner. (naks! hehe) Not only coz its healthy but because it does wonders to the tummy! Hehe. Yes, digestion problems? Well yogurt is the answer for those lacking in fiber.

NESTLE's new product, ACTI-V, is the only yogurt that contains fiber. The active fibers called ACTIFIBRAS is not just good for your digestion but also scientifically proven to help regulate bowel movement. What I love about is that it is also super convenient! Just chuck it into the fridge, keep it chilled, and then grab one when you are hungry. Oh diba! We were then pleasantly joined by the one and only Cherie Gil, Nestle Acti-V's endorser.

She looks AWESOME right? She started sharing how exercise, eating the right food, and of course how NESTLE ACTI-V has helped her in maintaining her lovely slim form. She made all of us at ease even with her discussion about constipation - which is a topic we aren't normally so much open about. She shared how Nestle Acti-V truly does wonders for constipation and our digestion because one cup already contains 5 grams of fiber that one can get in one full bowl of salad greens! So if you want to get into the healthy lifestyle and not so keen on greens, NESTLE ACTI-V is the fiber for you!

This really got me thinking. Looks like I will be stocking up on Nestle Acti-V so that I can seriously get into the body shape that I want! Thank you Nestle!


And last but not the least, while waiting for our take home Its Personal! pillow souvenir of this event, we were able to lounge at the 2nd floor of the cafe which was turned into a very inviting and cozy place to hang out and watch short films while drinking our Nestle Yogurt Acti-V Smoothies. Yum Yum!

SORRY na po for the blurry photo. It was dark in the room. And yes that was me taking the photo kaya wala ako sa pic! haha! From L-R, Jen, Vance, Vance's Mom, and Tin!
Oh diba sosyal! May bed pa! Super tempting to lie down, relax, and take a nap? haha! We resisted the urge but totally loved the relaxing setup. Super enjoyed the short films we watched! You all should watch "POST IT LOVE" at youtube. It was one of my favorites!

So just before the whole event started, we were asked to fill up a form and personalize our cartoon selves for our souvenir pillow! Wow super love love! I chose my cartoon persona to represent me talaga.

Oh diba? Akong ako! In the Nestle Acti-V world, this is me! haha! Its purple, has a coffee mug, and looks like a teacher. hahaha! LOVE IT! Its now on my bed and inspires me to aim for a healthier and slimmer version of myself. Naks! Thank you so much NESTLE and NUFFNANG PHILIPPINES for this wonderful experience.

Changing oneself to become better than before isn't easy. But with the right mindset, the right tools, and the right habits - IT IS POSSIBLE! (Yes I am encouraging myself!).  So Coffeeholics, I'm starting to change to an improved version with me with Nestle Acti-V. Last night, I only had that as my dinner. :) What about you? Join me and make Nestle Acti-V a habit. :)

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