Online Shopping Makes NOISE on the 12/12/12 with mega holiday sale

Online shopping heavyweights come together

this holiday season to shake things up with
National Online Internet Shopping
Extravaganza, or NOISE, day. On December
12, 2012, leading one-stop shopping sites
Zalora and Lazada are teaming up with group-
buying website Groupon to give Pinoy
netizens their biggest and most exciting cyber
shopping experience ever.

The holiday shopping experience will never be
the same as the best in online shopping join
forces for their most exclusive deals and
biggest steals to make Christmas all the
merrier and more memorable.

Zalora, the country’s online destination for lifestyle and fashion, will offer 12% off
on all itemsfrom trendy clothing and chic home décor to cool sports gear and even
stylish accessories to everyone who purchases from 12AM to 1AM and 12PM to 1PM
on 12/12/12. NOISE day also kicks off the special Zalora 12 days of Christmas sale-
offering even more exciting discounts on a different category each day for the 12 days
leading up to Christmas eve.

Not to be outdone, Lazada, the Philippines’ Online Shopping Mall offers a huge
discount of 30% and up on 8 products each for their 12 categories, giving consumers
the best deals on gadgets, books, baby essentials, beauty products and more every
hour starting at 8AM until 8PM. To make this even more exciting, Lazada Philippines
will be having an hourly raffle draw for their shoppers with the grand prize of PhP
121,212 worth of Lazada Gift Certificates!

Groupon Philippines will be having a 12-hour Flash Sale from 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Subscribers will be able to avail of an additional 12% discount on selected local deals,
including restaurant vouchers, spa deals, and more. In addition, free credits will given

to loyal Groupon subscribers. Experience your city for less with Groupon!

12.12.12 is shaping up to be the online shopping event of the year- don’t get caught
standing in line or waste time stuck in traffic-just log on and start spreading the

The MadhouseMNL Giveaway: 3 Luscious Closet Items

Hi Everyone! Madhousemnl is giving away 3 Luscious Closet items to 3 lucky winners tonight!
To join, go to and just earn entry points by following instructions! 
Remember, more entries = more chances of winning!

Promo ends tonight at 11PM!

Discover Metro’s 2012 Holiday Collection: A Fashion Show

Metro Department Store brings you a wonderful collectionof ladies’ wear from known names in the Cebu fashion scene. Creations by Arcy Gayatin, Mia Arcenas, and Yvonne Quisumbing was highlighted during this fashion event just in time for the Holidays. 

Arcy Gayatin’s collection of classic, elegant, and effortless style is perfect for cocktails and evening affairs this Christmas season. 

Mia Arcena’s collection that offers luxuriously affordable pieces in plains and prints but comfortable styles that reflects the fun and laid back lifestyle of Cebu. 

And, if you are looking for classic and elegant cocktail attires that can easily be mixed and matched, check out Yvonne Quisumbing’s versatile collection.

Stand out this holiday season with pieces from Metro Department Stores’ 2012 Holiday Collections. Visit the Metro Department Store at Ayala Center Cebu and Alabang Town Center.

The MADHOUSEMNL Giveaway: Holiday Blow Out 2012

Happy Holidays! It's less than 3 weeks before Christmas and MadhouseMNL will be giving away tons of stuff to avid readers, followers and online friends!
You may know check out the Holiday Blow Out at for updates and raffle entries.

They kicking off this online event by giving away 4 prizes to 4 people in a week-long raffle.

They're giving away:
Baby Holga 110 Lomography Camera
Vintage Military Lomography Camera
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
A pair of shoes from Punchdrunk Panda!

Raffle will close on Dec 8, 12MN and winners will be announced Dec 9, 12NN.

Also on December 9, 12NN, they will be opening the daily giveaways for major prizes, featuring 1 brand per day!

You can win prizes from Guess, Flying Dutchman, Crave More, Sabrina, Luscious Closet, Chief Clothing, Cool Cats and more!

Lee Min Ho graced the cover of Garage Magazine for the December 2012 to January 2013 Issue

Bench model and Korean superstar actor Lee Min Ho graced the cover of Garage Magazine for the December 2012 to January 2013 issue.

Garage Magazine December 2012-January 2013 issue is a big travel issue, they will show you the best travel destinations this season plus the coolest holiday styles. They will share their hit list on the best in entertainment this year. They will also show you a sneak peek on the spring/summer 2013 hit collections.

Garage magazine Dec 2012-Jan 2013 issue with Lee Min Ho on the cover is now available at your favorite stands nationwide. Grab a copy now of the modern guy’s guide to style.

Carly Rae Jepsen covers Cosmopolitan magazine’s January 2013 Issue

Carly Rae Jepsen shows off her smile on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine’s January 2013 issue, on newsstands December 4.

Carly Rae Jepsen, 27, debuts a smoldering look we haven’t seen before. The star turned up the heat with dramatic, smudgy eye liner applied to her top and bottom lash lines and totally tousled hair.
On her relationship with Justin Bieber: “I never get tired of being asked about him. I’m forever indebted to him for the lovely boost that he’s given me.”

Carly says, of her baby face, “If people think I look younger, then that’s great; I’m stoked. But I turned 27 in November, and when I look in the mirror, I see all of the years attached to that face, and I’m content with me.”

Carly Rae Jepsen can now add Cosmpopolitan cover girl to her resume (underneath “Bieber Babe” and “Record Rocker” in the Experience section). Carly Rae Jepsen sat down with Cosmopolitan and talked about her rise to fame. Carly shared with Cosmo that she knew what she wanted to do at the age of seven explaining, “I used to go around the house singing, and my parents took notice. They offered me the opportunity to enter a local talent contest when I was 7. That was my first taste of being onstage. I sang Eternal Flame and Beauty and the Beast. I don’t think I understood it, but I remember being onstage in the spotlight, feeling totally at home and comfortable, and knowing it was what I was meant to do.”

Carly Rae Jepsen will be performing at The Big Jingle this Sunday, December 2 at 4:30E at the Air Canada Centre in the heart of Toronto. CRJ will be sharing the stage with other breakout artists like Sky Blu, The Wanted, and Austin Mahone at the biggest holiday music event of the year.

Angel Locsin is on the cover of Cosmopolitan Philippines December 2012 Issue

Angel Locsin is on the cover of Cosmopolitan Philippines December 2012 issue. Angel looks hot wearing a silver dress on the cover photo shot by BJ Pascual with styling from Happy Lopez.
Described on the mag’s Facebook page as Showbiz’s most authentic young superstar, Angel is quoted as saying “I’m really happy now!” on the Cosmo cover. Angel will share how she found peace and joy in the inside pages of the magazine.

Aside from Angel, other features inside Cosmopolitan's December issue include the hottest dresses and bags, things you must do before getting married, confidence boosters onreunions and a lot more.

Meanwhile, Angel’s being part of the cast of Coco Martin’s upcoming teleserye Juan Dela Cruz wouldn’t push through. Talks has it that she was pulled out from the project because ABS-CBN has a bigger one for her. She was replaced for the role by Erich Gonzales.

Grab your copy of Cosmopolitan Philippines' December 2012 issue is now available in all leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.

Photographed by: Bj Pascual
Makeup: Lala Flores
Hair: John Valle for L'Oreal Paris Philippines
Styling: Happy Lopez
Art direction: Paula Pangan
Interview: Krizette Chu
Dress: Eric de los Santos
Bracelet: Forever 21 Philippines
Nails: Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa

Sam Milby and Bea Soriano covers Metro magazine The Holiday Issue: December 2012

LET'S HEAR IT FOR NEW YORK! Metro Magazine takes on the Empire State, featuring entertainment heartthrob Sam Milby and fashionable 'It' girl Bea Soriano! With TWO SPECIAL COVERS that will bring you from the polished Central Park gardens of Manhattan to the hip back alleys of Brooklyn—METRO's DECEMBER ISSUE IS OUT NOW! The issue also features “60 pages of the year’s biggest trends!” and “Christmas A-Z (Everything you need to look stellar for the holiday)”.

Sam is set to be back on primetime television via Against All Odds, a drama series that also stars Judy Ann Santos and KC Concepcion.

Read more about him, and “It” girl Bea, in Metro mag’s Dec 2012 issue, out now in leading stands for only P150.

Photograph BJ Pascual
Creative Director Patrick Ty
Makeup Jenna Menard (Clinique Global Colour Artist)
Hair Crews (Shu Uemura Art of Hair) — with Leo Crews Jr.

Dairy Queen’s Black Forest collection will make your Holidays more special!

Dairy Queen’s Black Forest collection is a classic favorite that will never go out of style. It is the perfect blend for the holiday season.

The Black Forest Blizzard is made from Dairy Queen’s classic soft-serve vanilla ice cream blended with maraschino cherry, cherry syrup, chocolate chunks, and even made more delectable with brownies and cocoa fudge. Now available also with Mint, this Holiday favorite is made even more perfect for the season. Available in three sizes: 9oz (P89), 12oz (P109) and 16oz (p129).

Also available for the Holidays is the refreshing Black Forest MooLatte, Dairy Queen’s soft-serve  vanilla ice cream is blended to perfection with coffee base, maraschino cherries, cherry syrup, and cocoa fudge that will make you feel the Holiday cheer even more. Available in 6oz (P59) and 12oz (P109).

Celebrate the holidays with your family and friends by sharing a Black Forest Blizzard Cake with them. Made of rich vanilla ice cream blended with maraschino cherry, cherry syrup, chocolate chunks, brownie and cocoa fudge, it is just as tasty as the Black Forest Blizzard but made even more festive just for the Christmas season. Available for P799 only.

To top it all of is the special DQ Christmas Dilly Bar. Shaped like a Christmas Tree, this soft serve ice cream treat covered with rich chocolate and edible green trimming is available for only P39.

Dairy Queen knows how to give gifts that keep on giving, so for the Christmas season, DQ will be giving away 2 New iPads through their Black Forest Greetings Facebook promo. Please see image below for complete mechanics:

Bringing the house down with TDK and XtremeMac

Manila, Philippines – If it’s all about upgrading the fun, you can always count on and be sure of TDK and XtremeMac to deliver. As part of its continuous efforts to bring the brand closer to its consumers and mesh it with a lifestyle activity, XtremeMac and TDK have organized an Open Mic Night. And by that, it pretty much translates to a Rockeoke event where anyone can have his 4 minutes of stardom and take home TDK and/or XtremeMac prizes to boot.

Last Thursday, 25 October 2012, was no different. TDK and XtremeMac gathered a handful of Manila’s most active bloggers to participate in a night of cheerful delights. Initially, people were shy (and sober?) about the whole idea of taking over the stage. But eventually, with the food and drinks and the rock-filled air of anticipation people started to loosen up. Not to mention that the idea of fulfilling the fantasy of being a pop star encouraged the bar-goers to fall in line for the microphone. Hence, to describe the Open Mic Night as fun and enjoyable would be an understatement.

Catch Open Mic Nights by TDK and XtremeMac every Thursday 10pm at Alphonse Bistro and Bar (City Golf Complex, Dona Julia Vargas St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City)

Follow TDK on the following:
Twitter:           @tdkphilippines
Instagram:       @tdklifeonrecordph

Follow XtremeMac on the following:
Twitter:           @xtrememacph
Instagram:       @xtrememacph


LUI Castaneda
CASTRO and Associates Public Relations

Il Terrazzo LUXE BAZAAR (Pre-Christmas Sale)

Christmas in the air! And when it’s a time of gift giving, it’s also the time for gift buying! So why not opt for an alternative boutique shopping experience that’s better from crowded and busy malls. Il Terrazzo presents LUXE: A Pre Christmas Sale happening on November 10-11 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Penthouse Level!

Start your Christmas shopping early with great finds from our retailers while enjoying the chill sounds of a live DJ, snacks and cocktails! 

Entrance is free and we’ll also be giving away great raffle prizes to boot! So see you this weekend at LUXE!

Il Terrazzo is located at 305 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Madriñan St., Quezon City, Philippines. For inquiries, call (02) 374 8378.

Tickle Your Funny Bone While You Shop @Il Terrazzo

Manila, Philippines – Feeling somber, stressed, and plagued with life problems? Then come to the event that gives the best medicine – laughter! Il Terrazzo presents Tickle Your Funny Bones! Without a doubt, this will be a night of giggling, laughter, and overjoyed spirits. This might just be the break and unwinding you need! 

Tickle Your Funny Bones will be featuring Comedy Cartel, one of the premier comedy guilds in the Philippines. They specialize in the art of stand-up comedy and have sent the Master, Alex Calleja and company to entertain you throughout the night!

Tickle Your Funny Bones will deliver their pee-inducing comedy spiels on November 10, 2012, Saturday, 7PM, at the Il Terrazzo lobby (fountain area). The best things about this is that the show is open to the public; so feel free to invite your family, friends, everyone! 

Anthony and David Semerad on Garage Magazine November 2012

The Semerad Twins, Anthony and David Semerad are on the cover of Garage Magazine November 2012 issue. The hunky twins have been quite visible since they were seen in Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited as house guests. They've been in big fashion events like the Cosmo Bachelor Bash 2012 and Bench Universe. They have also been seen escorting Kapatid celebrity Ruffa Gutierrez in an awards night.

Other features inside garage November 2012 issue include 150+ Must-Have Essentials For The Holiday Season, YoungBlood Movement: The Creatives Redefining Filipino Art, and a lot more.

Grab your copy of Garage November 2012 issue with the Semerad Twins, Anthony and David Semerad on the cover available at your favorite stands nationwide.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012


The Yabang Pinoy Filipino Pride movement celebrates its 8th year by celebrating PHmade products worth buying, at the 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar on November 10-11 at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012 will feature a lineup of brands and products made with 100 percent Filipino Love and Pride: in ladies', men's, and children's apparel, accessories, jewelry, bags and shoes, beachwear, travel accessories, home décor, home and wellness products, as well as Filipino art and design.

“We would like to showcase Filipino culture and the Filipinos' passion, creativity, pride and originality through handcrafted accessories, art pieces and products. We believe that constantly improving our products and making our humble business grow is the best way to support our local community and the Philippine economy,” shared Elaine Orozco.

Cat Limson of Bedazzle said: “I've joined Global Pinoy Bazaar ever since it started. I like being with people with creative minds.  I like meeting budding entrepreneurs as well.”

Mariel Veluz of Sewn testified: “I had my first selling activity with Global Pinoy Bazaar in 2008. Since then I've been joining it every year as a tradition to promote locally made products. It helped Sewn to become what it is now. I truly believe in their mission to be proud of what we Filipinos have.”

“Global Pinoy Bazaar showcases the brilliance in design and craftsmanship of Filipino entrepreneurs. Global Pinoy Bazaar is about furthering the movement to instill pride among Filipinos on homegrown talent and locally-made products,” reiterated by Willite Fajardo of Silly Monkey Clothing.

Other exhibitors include Agos Pilipinas, Dodong Purontong, Doodled Tees, MY Likha, Rurungan sa Tubon Foundation, DCG Fashion, Babaylan Treasures, Bead It By Mikki, BUG&KELLY, Cultus Couture, Designs By Abby Jocson, Dragonfly Desserts, Whisk, Erb and Chet, Erzullie, Estrellas Manila, HDY Trading, Home and Office Accessories, I love Koi, Kandi Treats, Likhang Artesana Inc., Lotus Bloom, Lulu Swing, Marble and Co., MISISPI, Papelapelap, Pic Season, Polymer Guild of the Philippines, Precious Herbal Pillow, Sabrina, Sewn Sandals, Sinude, Sol Accessories, Manila Sole, Storage Solutions, SUELAS, The Artland Printer, The Greenbean Company, Theo and Philo, Ti & Me Handiworks Co., TONI & BERNE, Toppicks Clothing, Tribute Shoes, V&M Naturals, Vesti, W.E Garage, Your Unik Xchange, Zeal Carry Enterprises, Zelisse Intimates, Tinywonder Trading, DCG Fashion, Aromateria Scents & Sensibilities, With Love Clothing, Pink Label, Yadu, Kape ni Juan, among others.

Visit for more information. For questions or inquiries, call 0927-611-5624 or email

Preview's November Covergirl: Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera wearing one of Nina Gatan's creations for #PEFTA2012

Preview on Wednesday unveiled the cover of an androgynous-styled Rivera as styled by Liz Uy and photographed by Paolo Pineda. Ogie Rayel of Kiehel’s Stylist Series had Rivera’s locks slicked back, while designer Nina Gatan dressed up the actress in metallic pants and jacket, which is left open to reveal Rivera’s left cleavage. Gela Laurel-Stehmeier did the makeup.

Preview Nov. 2012 is the mags thickest issue of the year with 260 pages of pre-holiday fashion and beauty. Other features also include The Beauty 100 plus The Secrets To Looking Good of Tricia Gosingtian, Mandy dela Rama-Santos and Camille Ongpauco.

Marian looks “manly” on the cover photo shot by Paolo Pineda with styling from Liz Uy. She is captioned “Boy Meets Girl” on the cover where she is wearing a pair of golden brown pants and jacked which is half blue.

Preview Men is also back this month with Kapamilya actor Enchong Dee on the cover, another reason why you shouldn’t miss this issue.
Preview magazine is available in all leading magazine stands nationwide for only P150.
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Photographed by Paolo Pineda 
Styled by Liz Uy
Makeup by Gela Laurel-Stehmeier using MAC Cosmetics

Hair by Ogie Rayel of Kiehl’s Stylist Series
Art Direction by Vince Uy
Nails by Marivic Inandan of Nail Spa


Confident.  Achiever.  Responsible.  Witty.  Sensitive.  Passionate.  Committed.  Meet the new breed of POGI. These days, being pogi is more than just having naturally good looks. It’s about having the right attitude that truly makes the difference. 
And leave it to internet action star Ramon Bautista to show us what being pogi is all about. A multi-talented achiever, comedian, radio DJ, published author, filmmaker, producer, U.P. film professor, and National Peace Ambassador, he proves that it’s the character and confidence that makes the man.  After all, a handsome man is but an empty shell for a big personality!

NIVEA FOR MEN, the world’s no.1 men’s skin care brand, partners with Ramon Bautista to advocate this movement of being more than just looks, but also having the right attitude to go with it.  So don’t just be a pretty face, be #LikeAPogi! Just like Ramon, put your personality at the forefront and charm your way to the top with wit, humor, and dashing confidence just #LikeAPogi!

That is why it is no surprise why #LikeaPOGI hit the popular pages of Twitter, Instagram and Youtube (Sino is Ramon Bautista video). This just goes to show that cyber netizens are one with the idea of having a new breed of pogi that is confident with his attitude and looks. And to highlight this new gained confidence, NIVEA FOR MEN came up with improved Whitening and Oil Control ranges, now with enhanced effects to help you be a #likeaPOGI.

The Whiteningrange has 10x whitening effect, superior oil control and pore minimizing benefits, thanks to NIVEA’s breakthrough discovery in skin whitening, Whitinat® or also known as Rucinol, which is proven to be 10x more effective than Vitamin C.

The specially-developed professional oil-free complex of the Oil Control range contains active Carnitine, Salicylic Acid and Mineral Magnesium that effectively target 8 main problems of oily skin while leaving the skin with a clean and refreshed feeling.
NIVEA FOR MEN launched the Like a POGI Facebook contest and joining is easy! Just post a video, not exceeding 3 minutes, showing how you are #likeaPOGI.  More than P100,000 worth of prizes are at stake plus the winner gets to appear in a video with internet icon, Ramon Bautista. App link :

Now you can be #likeaPOGI and be your own “Ramon BautiSTAR” with NIVEA FOR MEN! So what are you waiting for? Visit the NIVEA FOR MEN Philippines Facebook Page and be #likeaPOGI now!

For more information:
To know more about the new NIVEA FOR MEN Whitening and Oil Control ranges, visit theFacebook Page.
Twitter and Instagram, @NIVEAFORMENPH
The MTV Youtube video, or

Georgina Wilson Covers MEG Magazine October 2012 Issue

Georgina Wilson is on the cover of MEG Magazine October 2012 issue. She reveals what it takes to be a Georgina Wilson on the "Party" issue of MEG Magazine.

The top model was photographed by Mark Nicdao for the cover with styling from Rain P. Dagala.

Also inside Meg Magazine's October issue are 305 fashion and beauty picks plus a cheat sheet on partying which includes budget nightouts, hangover remedies, beauty quick fixes and dress codes. Also take a peek on must-visit hang-outs.

Also in the issue are a list of must-visit hangouts, 305 fashion and beauty pics, budget nightouts, hangover remedies, beauty quick fixes, dress codes decoded, and more! The magazine is also giving its readers a chance to win an Olympus G 150 Camera in the issue.

Meg magazine sells for P125 in all leading magazine stands and bookstores nationwide.


The biggest and grandest David's Salon Hair Olympics13

David's Salon 
Hair Olympics 13

Fashion Stylist:
Carlo Arizabal
Leah Rous

Hair and Make up Stylists:
Ino Amoyo- Brand Manger
Robert Bautista- Creative Stylist

Pauline Quintas
Miguel Masigan
Marga Rosal
Karen Manuyag
Mehran Khaledi

Special Thanks to: Palladium 

Follow on twitter @DavidSalonPH

Bench Universe: The 2012 Denim and Underwear Show

Celebrating the brand's 25 years on the top: The 2012 Denim & Underwear show ran for 2 nights! Featuring your favorite Benchsetters. Happened on September 13 & 14, 2012 at the Mall Of Asia Arena. 

The fashion event celebrates the silver anniversary of the clothing line.  

Former "America’s Next Top Model" (ANTM) contestants returned to Manila for the show.

Kim Chiu in a very tall platform heels lead the pack of celebrity endorsers together with Jake Cuenca in glittered thong. Among the celebs who walked the ramp were Steven Silva, Sam Concepcion, Joseph Marco, Enchong Dee, Bela Padilla, Diether Ocampo, Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco, Rayver Cruz, Richard Gomez, Benjamin Alves, Sarah Lahbati, Julia Montes, Aljur Abrenica, Karylle, Lovi Poe, Shaina Magdayao, Georgina Wilson, Borgy Manotoc, Paulo Avelino, Allison Harvard, Sophie Sumner, Jessy Mendiola, Jennylyn Mercado, Regine Angeles, Carla Abellana, Kathryn Bernardo, Rocco Nacino, Mike Tan, Angeline Quinto, Dingdong Dantes, Coco Martin, Lucy Torres-Gomez and a lot more!

Here are some photos from the recently concluded Bench Universe The 2012 Denim & Underwear Show (DAY2)