Learn Funny Face Yoga and #BeABetterMe with Vivien Tan

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There’s always room for self improvement. In big or small ways we can #BeABetterMe and one of the things I learned when I attended a session on Funny Face Yoga is that positivism extends beyond ourselves when we are a happier self.

#BetterMe is what Snow Caps Glutathione advocates as they support women to be better versions of themselves. Snow Caps invited friends and media for an afternoon of Funny Face Yoga with none other than Vivien Tan at the Sage Bar of The Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

As a former model who started her career at 12 years old, Vivien understood the pressure that society has put on women to be beautiful and perfect. Being immersed in the world of fashion and beauty at such a young age shaped what she thought beauty was and what beauty should be. She witnessed very young girls fall victim to dieting and health disorders like anorexia. She also understood the pressure that women have put on themselves—to be the perfect woman, wife, mother. At the peak of her career, Vivien decided to leave this world of high-fashion and embraced her new role as wife and mother. She learned that her and society’s definition of “beauty” turned out to be unreal and she then went on a pursuit of what real beauty is.

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During the demo she shared three kinds of exercises—breathing exercises, kissing exercises and eye exercises. Through a simple and fun afternoon of Funny Face Yoga, guests learned how to create their own joy.

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Of all the exercises I learned I loved this one the most. This is the Kissing Exercise, which has you holding your collar bone and with your head up you kiss the air. This allows for your face to get some movement and you stretch some of the kinks out of your neck.

With Funny Face Yoga you have to let go of your inhibitions because you really will be making plenty of funny faces!

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The afternoon was one filled with pampering for us attendees. We each received customized goodies such as this lounge robe designed by Mr Joey Samson.

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This beautiful fan was made from Casa Mercedes. This is as wacky as it gets!

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How gorgeous are these locally made Wataru Espadrilles? I love them! They’re so comfy and my only hesitation in wearing them is I don’t want to get them dirty!

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Snow Caps Glutathione is another way women can be better versions of themselves by helping them care for their skin. Snow Caps contains L glutathione from Kohjin Lifescience Tokyo Japan and it has 50% more  glutathione content than any other expensive brands. It also contains vitamin C and alpha liphoic acid which help keep skin healthy and glowing. Glutathione is naturally produced by our liver but factors like aging, sun exposure, stress, heavy exercise, alcohol, cigarettes and pollution reduce our glutathione levels causing the skin to dry and darken.

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For more information on how Snow Caps, find them on Facebook (Snow Caps Glutathione) or visit vidanutriscience.com or call (02) 927-9227.

#BeABetterMe #BetterMeIn30Days #JoyFromWithin #SnowCaps#FunnyFaceYoga #teampublicispr

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You Need a Brazilian Blowout from Nouvelle Salon

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Why is it that when our hair is luscious and lustrous that we feel more confident and prettier? Ever since I’ve had my hair done at Nouvelle Salon, there’s been an extra bounce in my step and I feel much better about myself.

I’ve been having my hair done since I was 14 and have tried many treatments and salons. It’s only with Nouvelle Salon though that I came out of the salon with absolutely perfect hair that’s thicker and healthier. I purposely postponed writing about my experience to give me time to see just how effective their treatments are and I have to say after half a month, my hair is healthier, shinier and still very straight.

I highly recommend their Brazilian Blowout which smoothens and seals the cuticle from root to tip. This treatment allows light to bounce off the surface and give every strand a long lasting and radiant shine.

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Nouvelle Salon located in Fairview, corner Regalado Highway and Mindanao Ave has been in business for 4 years now and they just recently relocated to a more convenient spot.

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Nouvelle meaning “new” in French is a French themed salon with gay paree details. The mood is instantly relaxing and soothing which is what I look for any time I visit one. I usually go to a salon to relax and prefer an ambiance that lends to that.

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Only the finest products are used and all are made sure to be DFA approved. This is critical because there are some salons that use harmful chemicals to get the expected effect and customers don’t realize the damage until after it’s done.

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Mister Joey took good care of me. Some salons are presentable from the front but once you get to the back where their sinks are it’s horrifying. Happy to say that’s not the case with Nouvelle Salon. The sinks are clean and everything is in working order.

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While I had my hair treated, Kianna had a manicure. It was her first time to get a professional manicure in a salon. She really enjoyed the experience and of course she chose mint green for her nail polish.

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I’m more partial to pedicures since I work so much with my hands and polish would easily chip.

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I was feeling a little bold and chose a bright pink color. I like it much better in the sunlight than in the dark.

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Final result of my Brazilian Blowout! Shiny and healthier. With hair like mine that’s been treated with harsh chemicals, a Brazilian Blowout was exactly what the doctor ordered.

Please note though that if you have any plans of getting your hair rebonded or colored a Brazilian Blowout would best be done after those treatments. Getting a Brazilian Blowout before getting your hair rebonded or colored negates the purpose of having the expected effect of healthier and shinier hair.

You can see the significant difference from the before and after picture below:


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What a difference better looking hair can do! Truly does wonders.

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The Nouvelle Salon staff are very kind and patient. They’ve been with the salon a long while now and have an easy going rapport with their regular customers.

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Thank you to Ms Julie Benamara for having me and Kianna at Nouvelle Salon! Pamper yourself and get quality and trusted treatments from Nouvelle Salon.
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Here are a few shots a week to half a month after having my hair done.

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As you can see, my hair has that radiance and shine that Brazilian Blowouts are known for. Drop by Nouvelle Salon to experience it!

Visit Nouvelle Salon at Unit 3, Benquin Building, Block 110 Lot 5 Villa Vienna Neopolitan Subd., Brgy. Greater Lagro, Quezon City. Give them a call to schedule your next appointment at 

709-0315 | 0920-5537427.

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BlueWater Day Spa Launches New Endorsers and 4 Hand Balinese Massage

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One of the best ways to relax (and reward yourself!) is with a massage. A whole body massage at that. BlueWater Day Spa has been in the business of beauty and wellness for quite some time and they continuously come up with new ways to entice and treat their clients. As it happens, they have launched The Twin Touch Traditional Four Hand Bali Massage and unveiled new brand ambassadors.

Media friends were invited to meet the new ambassadors and learn more about their new service. Held at the Luxent Hotel, we were treated to a dance number and a couple of song numbers by Nikki Gil and Kim Chiu.

Nikki Gil, singer, actress, TV host and VJ has joined the BlueWater Day Spa (BWDS) family. For Nikki, it’s hard to find some quiet time to recharge and she thanks BWDS for being a haven and hideaway.

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Joining Nikki and Kim are Anthony Semerad (PBA player), the Mercator Models: Sam Adjani (Mr World 2015), Philippe Escalambre, Mark McMahon, Amadeo Leandro, Brent Javier, GMA Talents: Mike Tan, Ervic Vijandre, Benjamin Alves, Aljur Abrenica, and Bianca Guidotti (Miss International 2014).

Some of the services that BWDS is known for are their Essential Balancing Facial to stimulate growth of healthy new cells, Revitashape to tone and sculpt, traditional Filipino massage, the Traditional Balinese Massage, and more. They also offer Couple’s Treats such as their relaxing Swedish full body massage and luxurious foot spa.

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We were given a demonstration of how The Twin Touch Traditional Four Hand Bali Massage is done. Two therapists perform a traditional Balinese body massage using thumb and palm to apply long strokes and pressure points relieving tired and aching muscles. The massage can be soft, medium or hard strokes depending on your preference.

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Kim Chiu also known as Chinita Princess is another well known talent to join the BWDS family. Currently busy with her new soap, The Story of Us, Kim welcomed the invitation to be the face of BWDS after experiencing their new treatment, the Twin Touch Traditional 4 Hand Bali Massage. BWDS is the first to introduce this treatment and is something definitely worth trying on your next visit.

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The Traditional 4 Hand Balinese Massage is currently being offered at a special introductory price. Their summer promo also gives you a chance to try some of their services at up to 50% off until May 31, 2016.

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