The lifestyle scene is always left a-bustilin'. And in this new edition of our weekly Lifestyle Buzz, we serve a more jam-packed list of not just the hottest goings-on. We also gather here the personalities, products, and places rocking the trending topics! Who's buzzin'? What's buzzin'? Where's the buzz lately? Check out all of it here!
Paolo Ballesteros has done it again, folks! Using the Asus Zenfone Live and its Live Beautification feature, the makeup extraordinare and actor transformed himself into DC Comics’ Wonder Woman as played by Israeli actress Gal Gadot who stars in the 2017 film of the same name. Paolo’s garnered lots of attention over the years with his near-perfect makeup imitations of real life icons like Taylor Swift and former first Lady Michelle Obama, as well as other fictional characters such as Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen from HBO’s Game Of Thrones.
It took more than 3 years of conceptualization, research, location hunting, services and product trial/testing before KathNails by KCMB (short for Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo) finally came to be. Despite her celebrity, the Teen Queen-turned-CEO Kathryn Bernardo claims to be very hands-on with her new venture. Yes, the name, logo, colors, design, furniture, and brands of polishes all went through the meticulous actress. KathNails by KCMB is located at the 5th Floor, The Block SM North EDSA, Quezon City.
Umagang Kay Ganda host Marlo Mortel is coming to Baguio! Watch as he joins SKY’s “Maki-JAM with SKYdirect” mall tour from June 2 to 4 at the Atrium of SM City Baguio. He’ll be performing songs and treating fans to a meet and greet session on June 3 at 4PM. VJ AI dela Cruz of MYX will also be performing, while TAG TV invites mall-goers to try their hand in tagalizing famous English movie lines. Bring your kids along too, as there are different digital games that they play!
In celebration of World Whisky Day, Crate & Barrel and Malt Manila with Diageo brought musician-turned-renowned mixologist Enzo Lim to whip up summer cocktails for guests and hold an exclusive masterclass on how to entertain at home with whisky cocktails. Enzo co-owns Maharlika Filipino Moderno and Jeepney Filipino Gastropub. He’s also a recipient of the People’s Choice Award from the 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington DC.
Healthy eating just got tastier! Even with summer ending, SaladStop! introduces its all-new, all-natural smoothie bowls that combine your favorite fruits and veggies into power-packed, immune-boosting meals. There are two to choose from: One is Tropical Harvest, consisting of melon, mango, avocado, banana, yoghurt, soy milk, and honey topped with mixed nuts, dried fruits, chia seeds, and granola. The other is Hey Sunshine!, made from mango, pineapple, melon, coconut water, honey, green apple, pomelo, strawberry, chia seeds, and granola. Get yours from 2-5PM at SaladStop! Central Square and SaladStop! One Palanca.
Take your cool, urban look to the streets with Skechers! The brand has just launched Skechers Street, its newest lifestyle collection of LA-inspired, millennial-approved sneakers that go perfectly with just about any street-style look. From slips-ons such as Sleek Street, Rise Up, and Shiny Dancer to lace-ups like Downtown Fresh’d Out, choose from its wide selection of super comfy and fashionably fresh footwear that you can rock anywhere, anytime.
To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the innovative and iconic Nike Cortez shoe, Nike is proudly released three new colorways last May 30—namely the WMNS Classic Cortez: OG (Forrest Gump), the WMNS Classic Cortez: California Classic, and the WMNS Classic Oregon. They’ll be available in select Nike retail stores, Sole Academy, Capital, and The Athlete’s Foot branches, so be sure to drop by and get a pair for yourself!
Also celebrating their anniversary? Swarovski Crystal! The Swarovski Crystal Society (SCS), launched Jubilee Edition Swans as well as an Annual Edition 2017 tribute to the bear mother—the Bear Arcadia and Bear Cubs— to commemorate the 30 years SCS has been in the country. SCS members were lucky enough to celebrate with the brand and purchase these special editions, which were available exclusively to them. Crystal enthusiasts may also avail of membership status, which runs either one or three years depending on your choice. In the Philippines, Swarovski is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-la, Gateway, Alabang and Cebu.
Last May 28, non-government advocacy group LoveYourself Inc. held a full day event of free, fast, and confidential HIV screening tests at Victoria Court, Malate. Called “Let’s TestMNL”, it encouraged people of all ages (but most especially college students and those in their early 20’s) to check their HIV status in a “safe and welcoming space." This comes as a great service, considering how, as per DOH, over 2,000 individuals aged 15-34 have already contracted the virus this year and that NCR has the highest rate of infection.
Despite the growing number of brokers, condos, and real estate listings out there, it can be tough to find a place to live. It can be just as hard to rent out, compute property tax, or even attempt to invest in properties! Enter Swoop, the country’s first full-service, customer-centric real estate app that features everything from 360-degree property photos, algorithms for matches, instant listings, seamless switching between buyer mode and seller mode, real-time updates, as well as hassle-free property viewing schedules. Plus, when you sign up, you’re automatically assigned an Advocate or a staffer who can attend to you anytime. Download Swoop for free from the Google Play Store and App Store.
Where’s the Buzz?
Mark your calendars! On June 3, 11 AM, Salcedo Auctions will bring back the Collectors’ Sale, the famous annual sale of Philippine and international art , furniture, décor, jewelry, rare books, prints, and maps. A preview for the collection runs from May 24 to June 2, 2017, 10am-6PM at Three Salcedo Place, 121 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. To view their online catalogue visit their website www.salcedoauctions.com. Also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For inquiries, you can email or phone +632 6594094 / 823.0956 / +63 917 894.6550.
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