Voucher Review – Ensogo – Nail Files

When:  April 13, 2013
Where: Nail Files Wilson Greenhills Branch
What:  90-minute ultimate Hand & Foot Package: Foot & Hand Spa + Foot & Hand Scrub + Foot & Hand Reflex + Callus Removal + Mani-Pedi with upgraded polish
Price:  Php 349.00 valued at Php 1,100.00 / savings Php 751.00
Groupon Site: Ensogo / Deal Here
 
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I bought this deal a long time ago, I was still pregnant then.  I needed to pamper my hands and feet, I thought!
 
The baby came and so much has happened, I wasn’t able to find time to use it.  Until the voucher was about to expire, I didn’t have a choice but to fit it in my schedule.  One Saturday night, my loving husband dropped me off at the Greenhills Wilson Branch.  Of course, I made a reservation already.  We all know that deals like these, a reservation is almost as important as the deal itself.
 
The branch was located at 2nd Floor, I got up the stairs, walked a few steps and a small door at the end of the hallway greets you.  When I went in, no one is inside yet.  This is how it looked like.  A cozy and dim place to relax and unwind.
 
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I love their interior, the colors lavender and apple green help you achieve that calm state.  After I gave my voucher, I immediately settled in and took my spot for the night.  So many fluffy pillows to use! Used it to prop my head! Here’s my smiling face.
 
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I waited a few minutes.  Then it was time to start the pampering!  They soaked my feet in the foot spa machine.
 
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While it’s soaking, the Nail Files staff started with the Hand Scrub.  I wasn’t able to take a photo of it.  She scrubbed my hands till the half of my arms.  It was so-so.  Not really as good as it’s supposed to feel like.
After the Hand Scrub is the Hand Reflex, just like the Scrub it wasn’t something explosive.  She just massaged the hands.
 
About this time, there was a family who walked in and everyone chose a Foot Spa Package, except for the little girl about 6 or 7 year old who chose the Kiddie Manicure.  So cute because all four girls were with their dad.  Then, a voucher holder like me came in with her hubby.  The place was jampacked and what’s funny was there were only 3 staff to accommodate and do everyone’s nails! Imagine that!  It was a mess!
 
Fortunately, I was the first one to arrive, so I was the priority.  They do me first in every step of the way.
 
After soaking my feet, it was time for my feet to be scrubbed.  This one’s a little better than the Hand Scrub.  But I felt that the staff is hurrying because there were people waiting.  They covered my feet with a towel after.
 
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Same process with the Hand Scrub, after it was the Foot Reflex.  It was more like a Soft Massage.  
 
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Time for the Mani and Pedi!  They stayed true to their package, it comes with upgraded polish.  You can choose from a variety of colors from different brands like LA Colors, The Face Shop and Orly.  You can also choose from different designs of  nail art.  
 
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I chose a pink hue from the Orly Brand.
 
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I forgot to take a picture of my hands and feet after. But I took a photo now of my feet and the polish is still ok!
 
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As for my hand nail polish, I just removed it yesterday.  But I still love the after effect, no yellow nails even after 2 weeks, no cracked end and my nails still look good even without the polish!
 
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So there, still happy overall!  If you’ll ask me, I’ll definitely go back, but not for the spa package anymore, I’ll just go for their mani pedi combo! Rating’s 8 of 10! See you soon Nail Files!
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Summer is here!

Summer is officially here! But it’s raining! What a weather these days! So it’s better to have both bases covered!

Always bring hats or bonnets for your little ones! That will Protect them from both heat & rain!

Don’t forget the ever trusty umbrella too! If you hate bringing big ones, at least stash a small foldable umbrella with uv protection in your bag!

Rain or shine, we can never go wrong with a sunblock for our face & body! Harmful rays can cause cancer and we don’t like that! The higher the SPF the better.

Don’t bask in the sun during noontime! Even with sunblock and other protectants.

Bring mosquito repellants when going out of town, especially to grassy and wet areas, for this is where pests usually make home. Protect ourselves and our babies from dengue!

These are just some tips for the summer! Go ahead and enjoy the sun!

Fun in the sun for all of us!

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Expo Kid 2013

Nothing to do this weekend? Go to the Expo Kid!

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The Expo Kid 2013 is the ultimate summer activity fair!  It’s happening on March 2, 2013, Saturday, at the 500 Shaw Events Pavillion.  It’s the home of Kids Klub which specializes in different extra curricular activities for kids of all ages!

Parents, together with their children, can choose from a variety of summer activities presented in the fair for a fun-filled and productive summer!  Kids of all ages will enjoy the interactive activity areas.  And of course, the mommies will love the shopping bazaar!

So what are you waiting for?  Pre-register now to get free entrance (Though entrance is only php20.00 and will benefit MomShare Outreach Projects!) and Expo Kid giveaway!  Email registration@mommymundo.com to register, or call 5707827!

See you there!

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Voucher Review – Cash Cash Pinoy – Chateau Royale

When: January 28 – 29, 2012
Where: Chateau Royale in Batangas
What: Enjoy 2D/1N of Fun and Relaxation / Good for 4 people                Price: Php 1999.00 valued at Php 4200.00 / savings: Php 2201.00

Groupon Site: Cash Cash Pinoy / Deal Here

My hubby bought 2 coupons so we could bring the whole family!  The picture above is the front lawn of Chateau Royale. Inside is the reception area and the different indoor activities you could do. Though we weren’t able to enjoy those anymore due to lack of time.  The cafe is just outside the lobby and the beach inspired pool area! Which we also weren’t able to try because the weather’s too cool for my 18 month old daughter!

Here’s a picture of me and baby – background the playground on the pool.

Here’a another photo of the pool area, you can see the sand beside the pool!

A picture of my brother in law and baby – background our log cabin inspired rooms!

Forgot to take pictures inside the room, but it’s really big. It can fit more than 4 people. The only downside was, there’s only 1 bed which can sleep 2 people, the other 2 would have to sleep on the floor, on 2 uncomfortable mattresses. Since the room was big, they should have put another bed in there. Oh, and the air conditioning in 1 room drips. Didn’t bother to complain about that also. We were too tired already, we just moved the bed away from the dripping air con!

There were a lot of cabinets you can use if you are staying for a longer period. And if you’re many.

We didn’t get to do much on Day 1 since we arrived late in the afternoon already. And we also went out to dinner at Tagaytay which was only a 15 minute drive away if there was no slow car in front of you!

On Day 2, we all woke up early and availed of the free breakfast at the Chateau’s Cafe.  I thought it was a buffet free for all, I was wrong! You only get to choose 1 viand – Corned Beef or Ham plus a sunny side up egg and garlic rice to complete the meal. For the drinks, you get to choose from coffee or orange juice!

Here’s my breakfast!

I realized there’s not much to complain about since we got our rooms on a discount. At Php 2,ooo or Php 500 per person, a free set breakfast is fine already!

After breakfast, we strolled along the vast compound. Here’s a photo of the whole family in the driveway!

We went to the fishing pond, there were some guests who actually caught fishies from that green pond! For a fee, though!

Then we posed for another family pic in one of the wooden benches in the park.

Then we saw some horses! The mother horse is tied but the little pony is not. And it’s free to roam around the whole compound.

The Manong was kind enough to saddle up the mama horse so that my little one could ride atop of it for picture taking, for free of course!

The Chateau Royale, aside from really having a large area for guests to enjoy and connect with nature, they also boasts of lots and lots of green houses where organic vegetables are farmed. And they sell them to tourists as well.

The staff were nice and accommodating, it was fast and easy to check in and out. The whole place is secured, you can see guards roaming around even at night. Aside from those stationed at the gate who checks the people who comes and goes.. The rooms have triple locks installed at the doors. The whole place is relatively clean and green. I say 4 out 5 stars for this resort.

Another family photo with the Chateau Royale Tarpaulin as background inside the lobby.

And that caps off our experience at the Chateau Royale Batangas.

See you there!

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Update Your Status… A Valentine Concert!

Excited to watch The Soul Siren Nina’s Valentine Concert tomorrow, February 13 at the Music Museum with Hubby.

To catch up with today’s Facebook Age, the concert was aptly called “Update Your Status.” Cool poster also! Guest artist would be Luke Mejares!

I am pretty sure that the concert will be filled with lovebirds like me and my hubby! And of course, super duper timeless love songs to match the mood!

Check out the concert’s Official Facebook Page here.

Will update this post after we watch the concert!

Love love love!

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Voucher Review – MetroDeal – Fotosnaps.com

When:  February 8, 2012
Where: Fotosnaps.com 
What: Create Your Own Personalised 6×8 Hard Cover Photo Book with Free Shipping                                                                      

Price: Php 495.00 valued at Php 895.00 / savings: Php 400.00

Groupon Site: MetroDeal / Deal Here

 

At last, I was able to complete 1 album! With the help of my brother in law, Tristan and my husband, Dennis of course! The album consists of Daphne’s 1st out of the country travel! To Daddy and Mommy’s favorite destination, Hong Kong!

We subdivided the tasks – I chose the pictures to be included. Tristan did the layout for the album. Dennis did some layout also and finalized everything to be sent out to Fotosnaps.

Now, we patiently await the outcome! I can’t wait to see the actual album!

Will be back for some pictures! and hopefully the 2nd album!

Till then! 🙂

***UPDATE***

The album turned out so well that we bought and used Fotosnaps again. To date, we have 3 albums from them.

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winema at sm cinema

SM Cinema just launched the first interactive cinema game in the Philippines!

Check these videos out…

Part 1 SM Cinema Winema Launch

 

Part 2 SM Cinema Winema Launch

 

Part 3 SM Cinema Winema Launch

 

Part 4 SM Cinema Winema Launch Boink Out

You can also check the official website of SM Cinema…

I think it’s a very interesting and innovative way of doing something while waiting for the movies to show. Right?

I can’t wait to try this game out! :tongue:

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More optical illusions :)

There is a woman’s face on this tiger. Can you spot it? It is not hard to spot.

haha! Just count the little black balls…

A dolphin or sports car?

The picture shows a tiger. Your challenge is to spot the hidden tiger.

Did you spot the hidden tiger?

If not, look more closely at the stripes on the side of the tiger… which spell out ‘the hidden tiger.’

Have a look at the picture above. Can you see the deliberate mistake?

Some people see it immediately. Others stare at the image, and don’t notice it at first. Some people don’t see it at all.

You did spot it, didn’t you?

If not, just ask yourself …. what is the name of this animal?

YOU WANT MORE? 🙂

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