A tech-citing Cybermonth kickoff

Techies and leading tech brands gathered at SM Mall of Asia to get the latest buzz on gadgets, games, and deals as SM Supermalls kicks off Cybermonth last August 3 to 4.

“With all the month-long deals and discounts on tech, SM’s Cybermonth celebration pushes us closer to our goal of becoming the country’s must-visit tech destination,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing.

Guests were given an exclusive preview of the latest gadgets, and tech-citing deals and discounts that await shoppers at SM’s Cybermonth.

The official partner of Cyberzone, Speed Magazine, gathered gamers from various tech media outfits to battle for this year’s championship of Geek Wars.

Indeed, game geeks and gadget lovers have much to look forward to at SM’s Cybermonth celebration. Shoppers can enjoy month-long promos on the latest gizmos with up to 50% discount in participating stores and tech brands.

As part of SM’s #AweSM 60-year celebration and Cybermonth, #AweSM tech finds and deals will give shoppers more value from August 24 to 26 at SM Supermalls. Shoppers can experience 60-themed deals, such as pay only 60%, less Php60, or pay only Php60 on #AweSM items in participating stores.

No matter what your tech interest is – whether it be e-sports, gaming, virtual reality, music, or photography – there will be something for you at Cyberzone! For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com

 

 

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Celebration of tech, gadgets, and gaming at SM Cybermonth

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SM Supermalls kickstarts the month of August with great deals and discounts
on tech in celebration of SM’s Cybermonth 2018.

SM Supermalls takes game geeks and gadget lovers on an experiential journey this August with Cybermonth, a month-long celebration of the latest gadget trends, exclusive tech deals, and gaming events at SM malls nationwide.

“The Cybermonth celebration will be extraordinary with fun on-ground gaming activities, the latest gadget finds, and great cyber deals,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls SVP for marketing.

Gadget lovers will enjoy month-long promos and discounts on the latest gizmos at the Gadget Sale with up to 50% discount in participating stores. All weekends of August will become more delightful as shoppers experience a tech-citing showcase of the newest gadgets at the Tech X-hibit.

Cosplay fans will feast their eyes on the country’s top anime characters as they come to life in a series of competitions and parades at the Cosplay Festival happening on all weekends of August! Game geeks can show off their skills on all Saturdays of the month as the Gamer’s Corner indulges them with experiential mobile, PC, and console gaming tournaments and popular video games.

On all Sundays of August, drop by the Digital Photography Workshops where you can discover different tips and tricks of flying drones and mobile photography. Shoppers can go on a fun #AweSM Logo Hunt, an augmented reality powered activity to collect as many #AweSM logos on August 25 and 26 to win exciting freebies and discounts!

On top of all these, as part of SM’s #AweSM 60-year celebration and Cybermonth, #AweSM tech finds and deals will give shoppers more value from August 24 to 26 at SM Supermalls. Shoppers can experience 60-themed deals, such as pay only 60%, less Php60, or pay only Php60, on #AweSM items in participating stores.

No matter what your tech interest is – whether it be e-sports, gaming, virtual reality, music, or photography – there will be something for you at Cyberzone! For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com.

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For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit http://www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.

Trade In for a TechnoMarine

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Trade In for a TechnoMarine. For those who are keen to own a TechnoMarine watch, here is your chance! TechnoMarine is running the “No Time To Wait Tour” that will let you trade in a pre-loved wrist watch – of any brand in working condition – for a TechnoMarine watch at a 40 percent discount in participating branches.

Catch the TechnoMarine “No Time To Wait Tour” and trade in to own the TechnoMarine watch you have always wanted at the following branches and on the following dates: August 11, 2018 at Edsa Shangri-La Mall in Mandaluyong City; August 12, 2018 at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City; August 18, 2018 at TriNoma Mall in Quezon City; August 19, 2018 at SM North Edsa Main Wing in Quezon City; August 25, 2018 at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City; and lastly at August 26, 2018 at SM Megamall. The trade in is time bound and can only be offered within 1:00PM to 6:00PM in each stop.

TechnoMarine timepieces instill a carefree coastal resort spirit with their water-inspired elements. A bright mix of colors and premium components let urban souls dream of international destinations when sporting the watches by innovative designers who enthusiastically develop eachcollection concept.

 

For more information, follow @TechnoMarinePH in Facebook and Instagram

 

Essilor Eye Can Succeed campaign wins award at the 16th Philippine Quill Awards

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Essilor Eye Can Succeed campaign wins award at the 16th Philippine Quill Awards. Essilor’s Eye Can Succeed has once again bagged awards from yet another prestigious award-giving body, the 2018 Philippine Quill Awards held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom. Essilor’s Eye Can Succeed, which received the merit award for Communication Management under the Corporate Social Responsibility category, aims to help Filipino senior high school students achieve better sight by providing free eye check-ups and giving free eyeglasses to those in need. The Eye Can Succeed campaign is a program launched last year by Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF), the philanthropic arm of Essilor which is committed to eliminating poor vision and providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight. The Philippine Quill Awards is presented by the local division of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and honors dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale. For more information, visit Essilor’s website at http://www.essilor.com.ph, and follow @EssilorPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

A beginner’s guide to makeup

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The newest Careline Multi Sticks for a better than basic look

If you’re new to makeup and the thought of experimenting with it intimidates you, let Careline, the Filipina teen’s go-to cosmetic brand under Ever Bilena Cosmetics, help you with these better than basic makeup tricks and tips for beginners in using its newest products called Multi Sticks (P205):

Use your fingers. You can now set aside your brushes because the newest Multi Sticks are created to build and blend easily! Apply each product in thin layers then blend with the pads of your fingers (make sure to wash your hands first!), start from center of your face and moving outwards. Using your own fingers to apply these products gives you the most natural skin-like finish and doesn’t look cake-y throughout the wear.

Combat shine and keep face smooth. Want to know the secret behind a polished makeup look? It’s primer! Before applying your favorite foundation, tinted moisturizer or BB Cream, swipe on the Blur Stick all over the face to keep it smooth and oil-free. This will also ensure that your makeup stays in place the whole day.

Hide blemishes. Whether you’re looking to conceal dark circles, large pores, age spots, and other blemishes or you just want to highlight your facial features, the Brighten Stick is the perfect product for that. After putting on your foundation, draw an inverted triangle under the eye to mask dark circles and create an illusion that the face is lifted. Pat it on skin using your ring finger so it’s evenly blended out.

Add definition to your face. Look fierce by adding definition to your face. With the Contour Stick, draw a line along your temples, the hollows of your cheeks, jawline and sides of the nose. Tap area of contour color with your fingers as it can be easily blended into your foundation. Also, this stick has a cool undertone that mimics the natural shadows of your face. (Tip: The Contour Stick is also great as an eyeshadow color)

Brighten your face with pops of color. Add pops of color to the face using the Rose and Peach Sticks. Both work as lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow. For a monochromatic look, dab your preferred color all over the lids and apples of cheeks. Finish off the look by swiping it on your lips.

Keep your glow on. Get the best healthy-looking glow on your face by applying the Strobe Stick on the high points of your cheeks, the inner corners of the eyes, eyebrow bone, bridge of your nose, Cupid ’s bow and chin. Voila! You’re ready to face the day!

Go ahead and experiment with makeup using Careline’s newest Multi Sticks available at any Careline counters at leading supermarkets, drugstores, convenience stores and department stores nationwide.

To know more about Careline, visit https://careline.com.ph/, and follow their social media accounts: www.facebook.com/CarelineCosmetics, www.youtube.com/channel/Careline PH Official, www.instagram.com/CarelinePH

Discovery Country Suites Gets Shortlisted for Haute Grandeur’s Global Hotel Awards

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Discovery Country Suites has been shortlisted along with some of the world’s best hotels for Haute Grandeur’s Global Hotel Awards. Haute Grandeur is an independent award-giving body that recognizes the best hospitality experience from across 7 continents, 172 countries, and 90 categories. To be awarded by Haute Grandeur, different factors are taken into consideration, such as rooms, food & beverage, service, overall hotel facilities, location, ambience, design, unique guest experience, online presence, guest reviews, among others.

As a part of The Discovery Leisure Company’s roster of hotels and resorts, Discovery Country Suites provides a calm respite for its guests with their picturesque view of Taal and its trademark outstanding service. As a seven-suite manor home, one of the things that separate Discovery Country Suites from most hotels is its exclusivity. Those who enter the property can immediately feel the distinctive feeling of home. From the personalized service, elegant suites, signature experience of wine and cheese at sundown, to the sumptuous dishes of Restaurant Verbena, a stay at Discovery Country Suites is a unique experience in itself.

Being shortlisted for a prestigious award is already an honor for Discovery Country Suites, but excellence has always been imparted in their roots. Guest ratings are an important part of winning the award, which is why guests are encouraged to share their honest feedback through various travel websites. Winners will be announced on November 1, 2018.

Discovery Country Suites is located along 300 Calamba Road, San Jose, Tagaytay City, 4120 Philippines. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 5298172, email reservations@dcs.discovery.com.ph or visit http://www.discoverycountrysuites.com.

 

ABOUT DISCOVERY COUNTRY SUITES

With seven elegant and unique suites that radiate the feeling of home with the view of Taal Lake and Volcano right at its window, Discovery Country Suites offers a relaxing stay for guests looking for a Tagaytay getaway. Inside the property is Restaurant Verbena – serving up fresh dishes and staying true to its country contemporary cuisine tied together with the “Service that’s All Heart” Discovery has always been known for.

With so much to explore in Tagaytay, Discovery Country Suites neighbors some of the country’s best golf courses, flower farms, spa resorts, and concept restaurants.

 

Stay up to date & follow us:                                                              For more information:

Facebook: /DiscoveryCountrySuites/ Angela Padilla
       
Twitter: @DCSTagaytay Marketing Communications Director
Instagram: @discoverycountrysuites
      apadilla@discovery.com.ph

 

About Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards

The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards was established as an independent and unbiased initiative to honour the very highest achievements from across the global hotel industry in 2014, recognising exceptional contributions by outstanding hotels with Marinique De Wet as CEO at the helm. This prestigious Awards system is exclusive to the Haute Grandeur brand, and considered without equal because of its method. Unbiased results are guaranteed by placing emphasis on quality feedback from guests, rather than quantity of votes by a panel of judges or general public.

A wealth of experience and thorough understanding of the global hotel and spa Awards industries result from 10 years’ hands-on experience in operations – including her role as Managing Director of two highly successful international luxury hotel & spa Awards brands, and Editor of numerous industry-related publications. As a solutions-driven and insightful individual, she identified the need for an absolute transparent rating system due to industry concerns with existing systems in recent years. “I wanted to improve existing global Awards concepts to offer a more alternative system, where participants are guided on how they can improve on their existing service levels as part of the recognition process”, shares Marinique. “Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards is focused on fairness and transparency that form the basis of any credible Awards system.”

The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards promise to raise service delivery levels by means of awarding only the very best in the industry. It aims to focus on hotels that do not want to win the “average” award and celebrates the very best in hotel experiences across 7 continents, 172 countries and 90 categories. Participating hotels are generally seen as the benchmark in the industry as they create awareness about the value and importance of constantly raising the bar of excellence.

The value of a Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Award is powerful in terms of its ability to boost marketing and promises to have a direct impact on guests perceptions and revenue. It provides the much needed inspiration that hotels look for by identifying role model properties across all continents in order to further raise their current levels of service delivery to even greater heights.

The annual Awards Gala Ceremony where winners are revealed, is not only the most dazzling event of the year on the luxury hotel industry calendar, it also highlights the values of leadership, hard work, dedication, ambition and success. This event takes place each year in a different exotic location and offers hoteliers in attendance new networking opportunities.

The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel AwardsTM provide travelers with a trusted source of Award winning properties to choose from when booking their holidays or business trips, knowing that our winners have been hand-picked and rewarded for overall excellence on many levels. The Awards aims to be regarded as the largest & most trusted Awards initiative in the world with a rating process that is transparent and fair.

Myths and facts about weight-loss supplements

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Losing weight requires a lot of dedication and hard work and may involve physical and emotional costs. It is hardly surprising that many prefer the easy route by taking weight-loss supplements. While almost all weight-loss supplements are marketed as beneficial for the body, some may actually be harmful to one’s health.

Nutrition experts debunk certain claims about weight-loss supplements and reveal possible health risks.

Myth #1: Weight-loss supplements are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Truth: The US FDA does not have the authority to review dietary supplement products for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed. It only steps in when a “dietary supplement” is found to contain harmful substances.

Myth #2: Weight-loss supplements alone are enough to lose pounds.

Truth: Weight-loss supplements cannot substitute for healthy eating and regular exercise. Many weight-loss supplements’ labels include a disclaimer that they do not guarantee a specific weight-loss benefit, that individual results may vary and, to get the most benefit, they must be combined with proper diet and exercise.

Myth #3: Supplements like Hoodia, green tea and bitter orange aid in weight loss.

Truth: Green tea, bitter orange and the African herb hoodia have not been scientifically proven to burn fat. In fact, hoodia has not been studied in humans. It is also unclear if it curbs appetite. Green tea contains a fair amount of caffeine, which may result in some weight loss initially, but it will not burn fat. Too much caffeine can affect the heart rhythm and disturb sleep. Bitter orange has synephrine, an alkaloid found in plants, that can be dangerous to health as it increases heart rate and blood pressure.

Myth #4: “Natural” is safe.

While some supplements may result in weight loss in the short term, they may have long-term adverse effects on the body, which may not be able to handle the stress of dramatic weight loss or process artificial food and supplements. They may be unsafe for those with existing medical conditions or those who need to lose a lot of weight.

If you feed your body the right kinds of food, avoid unhealthy snacks and adopt other healthy habits, you should be able to rebalance and reboot your metabolism naturally. Nothing beats fresh and good food to improve health and promote healthy weight loss.

 

Liza Soberano has “No Time To Wait”

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At such a young age, Liza Soberanohas already attained so much in her career as an A-list actress, with a string of top-rating television showsand nottop-grossing movie blockbustersto her name, earning herthe title of box-office queen. Yet, with all that she has achieved, Liza also learned to keep her feet firmly on the ground, and never allowed all that success get to her.

In many ways,Liza stands as a role model and inspiration, a reflection of the ideals thatthe youth aspire for: to be independent and goal oriented, accomplishing feats in their own terms through hard work and a boundless creative energy that pushes them forward.Truly, Liza is youthful, driven, and highly talented.

Similarly, Liza is also the perfect embodiment of TechnoMarine’s “No Time To Wait” campaign, a celebration ofthe passionate spirit that drives the now generation as they break stereotypes and take hold of the opportunities that come their way. They are relentless, with a clear vision of where they want to go and how to get there.

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For young achievers like you on the rise, there’s a TechnoMarine watch that’s your perfect partner at work or at play: the NEW MoonSun with Nato Strap, with the precision of theQuartz movement, a gold-tone stainless steel case with a flame fusion crystal, and 50m water resistant.

Exhibiting a sporty elegance that’s perfectly attuned to your lifestyle, this new TechnoMarine watch is the embodiment of youthful success, just like Liza Soberano. Because, really, there’s no time to wait in your journey to the top.

TechoMarine can be found in Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, TriNoma, and Uptown Mall.

Clear vision within arm’s reach with Varilux® X seriesTM

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Near vision blurriness begins at age 40. Presbyopia or near vision blurriness is a natural part of aging where individuals experience difficulty reading printed words up close, checking websites onscreen or seeing objects at a distance.

Presbyopia can be corrected with progressive lenses that provide seamless vision between near, intermediate and far distances. Progressive lenses no longer have the distinct line found across traditional bi-focals, giving the wearer a more modern, youthful look.

Essilor, the inventor of progressive lenses, presents the Varilux® X seriesTM, designed to reinvent near vision by extending it further within arm’s reach.

“With the launch of the Varilux® X seriesTM, 40-year-olds and above no longer have to worry about vision problems. They can enjoy life with clear and healthy eye sight,” said Essilor Philippines general manager Dr. Emelita Roleda.

The most advanced progressive lens, the Varilux® X seriesTM uses a revolutionary technology called Xtend™. The result is near vision sharpness and fluidity within arm’s reach.

With today’s digital-focused life, 40-something individuals can comfortably and seamlessly capture every detail when viewing their smartphones, tablets and laptops.

See life clearly with the Varilux® X seriesTM progressive lenses.

Learn more about Varilux progressive lenses by visiting your eye care professional or leading optical shop by logging on to www.essilor.com.ph

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About Essilor

The world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. Its mission is to improve lives by improving sight. To support this mission, Essilor allocates more than €200 million to research and innovation every year, in a commitment to continuously bring new, more effective products to market. Its flagship brands are Varilux®, Crizal®, Crizal Transitions®, Crizal Eyezen™, Xperio®, It also develops and markets equipment, instruments and services for eye care professionals.

Essilor reported consolidated revenue of more than €7.1 billion in 2016 and employs 64,000 people worldwide. It markets its products in more than 100 countries and has 32 plants, 523 prescription laboratories and edging facilities, as well as five research and development centres around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.essilor.com.

The Essilor share trades on the Euronext Paris market and is included in the Euro Stoxx 50 and CAC 40 indices.

 

Brilliant opportunities with My Diamond Privilege Program

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My Diamond, one of the top jewelers in the country, has built a reputation for excellent knowledge and craftsmanship in gems, especially diamonds. After two decades in the jewelry scene, it has garnered a followingfrom clients; therefore, My Diamond launched the My Diamond Privilege Program last 2012.

The privilege program offers members brilliant perks like lifetime discounts on ready-to-wear, repeat design requests, and made-to-order jewelry; free after-sales jewelry care services; professional cleaning; and stone tightening once a year from date of purchase. They can also enjoy various lifestyle perks from affiliate and partner brands like TechnoMarine, Daniel Wellington, Couturissimo, as well as access to private events and member-only sales.

This July, My Diamond Privilege Program members can get up to five percent additional discount, on top of their exclusive MDPP discount, when they buy any My Diamond jewelry.Members can also extend their discount to friends that they invite to shop with them and let them enjoy the same discount exclusive to privileged members.

Grab this brilliant opportunity now and sign up to become a My Diamond Privilege Program member.

Visit MyDiamond concept stores at Ayala Center Cebu, Festival Supermall, Gateway Mall, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Robinsons Place Manila, SM Lanang Premier Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and SM Aura Premier.

For more information, like and follow My Diamond on Facebook and Instagram: MyDiamondPH.