Nicole Aguinaldo | 22 year old fashion and lifestyle blogger from the Philippines.

Monday, August 31, 2015

This Week on Girl About Town: Jelly Bunny X Ray-ban X Reiss

Today on the blog, I begin a new feature that covers special events and highlights of busy weeks like the one we just had! 

I Love Jelly Bunny

The fun week for Girl About Town began with an enchanting event like no other - highlighted by cute little bears and bunnies, the yummiest cupcakes, and the cutest pairs of shoes you ever laid eyes on. I'm talking about the launching of the Autumn/Winter 2015 collection of JELLY BUNNY!

Drawing inspiration from the Wonderwoods, the new collection consisted of shiny jelly shoes with  flowers, bunnies, and berries, and colorful velvet flats with dainty gold ribbons!

Jelly Bunny is a sassy fashion brand from Thailand with 44 points of sales throughout Southeast Asia. It offers fashionable, casual, colourful and eco-friendly shoes, bags, and watches to women throughout the world.

In the Philippines, Jelly Bunny is part of the impressive roster of brands carried by the country’s luxury shopping destination, Rustan’s. Jelly Bunny is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-la, Rustan’s Alabang Town Center, Rustan’s Gateway, Rustan’s Cebu, and soon in Glorietta 3, Makati City.

Check out JELLY BUNNY PHILIPPINES' Facebook page and atch out for my OOTD post wearing my new JELLY BUNNY flats soon on the blog!

Ray-Ban X Mystery Manila = FUN!

Talking about fun events - RAY-BAN took the word fun to a whole new level by partnering with Mystery Manila, the first live escape game room in the country, to  challenge teams of fashion and lifestyle bloggers to solve the Mystery of the Order of Oculus! 

Needless to say, the team composed of Yuki Tansengco, Nicole Ty, Ryza Poquiz, myself, and Girl About Town photographer Nicco Recasata were up to the challenge and solved the mystery with many minutes to spare! 

Thank you Ray-ban and Mystery Manila for a fun event.

Ray-ban is available in Eye Society branches in Jupiter Makati, SM Aura, and Bonifacio Global City. Eye Society is the first luxury eyewear boutique in the Philippines. It is the retail arm of Branded Lifestyle, Inc. distributor of prestigious luxury global eyewear brands in the country.

Mystery Manila is found in Yupangco Building in Makati and in Eastwood Quezon City.

Reiss Launches Autumn 2015 Collection

For worshippers and followers of the London fashion scene, what a treat it was  to witness the launch of the Autumn 2015 collection of REISS with a mini fashion show held at the brand's flagship store in Central Square BGC early Thursday evening. 

The 44-year old fashion brand has been dressing up UK's social glitterati for decades and one of their most high profile clients in recent years is none other than the Duchess of Cambridge herself, Kate Middleton. With over 100 stores around the world, REISS came to Manila as the newest addition in the ever-growing Store Specialist, Inc. (SSI) portfolio of global brands.

Seen on the ramp during the show was the ladies' ultra-feminine collection, dominated by blacks, greys with red and orange hues here and there. For the men, we saw a lot of crisp tailored pieces and casual ensembles in black and dark blue shades.

Check out the new collection now available at Central Square, Greenbelt 5, Rustan's Makati and Shangri-La Plaza.
Stark Hues for the REISS 2015 A/W Collection

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Friday, August 28, 2015

In Full Bloom

Today's outfit features a vibrant color palette that combines a bright autumnal shade of tangerine with fiery fuschia.

It is a take off from another colorful but skightly more subdued palette that I featured on a recent post (click HERE),  and which generated a lot of good reviews both here and on instagram and lookbook.

I've seen this palette used by the top guns of fashion like Gucci, Prada, Sergio Rossi,  Kate Spade, Anna Sui, and Dior. Its rich and bold and I love that it's so playful and energetic yet classy! It just says, "Hello, I'm as happy as the bright morning sunshine!" It was the first thing that came to mind when I got this firy tangerine skirt from KASHIECA, part of its Autumn 2015 #InFullBloom collection.

Outfit details:
Accessories, THE PEACH BOX

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Special thanks to:
Sheila Abesamis-Recasata
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Piandre Salon: The Road to Maintenance-Free Hair Starts with the Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy Treatment

 If just like me, you too have been searching high and low for the treatment that will bring your dry, frizzy, and lifeless hair woes to an end, then you would be happy to know I may have found the answer.

The first time I heard of Keratin Complex treatments was late last year when PIANDRE SALON launched the service and invited a few of us bloggers to a KeraGirl Party. Lo and behold! My hair, which was dry and coarse from all the styling abuse it gets, instantly responded to the quick fix treatment. I swore to return and try the more advanced, intensive treatment that promised long-lasting results.

It took a long while but over the weekend, I finally had the chance to get
the Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy Treatment.
And look, my hair is frizz-free!

So, what makes the Keratin smoothing treatment different from conventional straightening and relaxing procedures?
Well, for one, it does not rob the hair of its protein bonds to achieve that permanent straight shape that you get when you have a rebond. 
This one actually lets you style your hair straight or wavy while locking the hair follicle with a keratinous bond that:
·      promotes healing;
·      blocks the effects of humidity; and
·      protects the hair from environmental toxins.

For me, however, the most important difference lies in its long-term effects on my hair.
To be honest, I was more than a little apprehensive about subjecting my poor battered tresses to yet another type of treatment. Rebonding and coloring treatments have basically stripped it of all its sheen and luster. The tendency is to keep masking the problem with treatments that are more cosmetic rather than healing in nature. And yes, how many of you have rushed to the salon as soon as the horror of damaged regrowth appears?

Not so with the Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy Treatment, I am told.
Miss Lina, my favorite stylist from the Piandre branch in Promenade Greenhills assures me that the more often I get the treatment, the healthier my hair would get. It is a therapy, after all, meant to revitalize and rejuvenate the hair. By infusing natural keratin deep into the hair shaft, it becomes stronger, shinier, and more manageable.

Oh and I noticed how it added brilliance to my hair color, too!

As far as the process goes, it is pretty much the same. The hair is shampooed and blow-dried loosely before Keratin Complex solution is applied and allowed to seep in while the hair is wrapped in a plastic cap for about half an hour. Then, the hair is ironed and voila! The hair is remarkably frizz-free and shiny and radiant-looking - all in a matter of under three hours!

I'm told you'll have virtually maintenance-free hair for five to eight months max depending on how well you care for your hair which basically involves using shampoo that is free of sulfates and sodium chloride, plus a deep conditioner that contains active ingredients to help keep the results of the treatment more long-lasting.

Book an appointment with PIANDRE SALON and start your own journey to maintenance-free hair!

Click HERE to find the branch nearest you!

My hair after 2 washes using the Keratin Complex shampoo and conditioner

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