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Lifestyle Buzz: Welcome The Wet, Muddy Season With These Wild Promos And Deals!

Lifestyle Buzz: Welcome The Wet, Muddy Season With These Wild Promos And Deals!

The weather hasn’t been too kind lately. But why let that stop us from enjoying July? If there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that there are ways to enjoy the rain, whether that means going out or just staying in! Check out just what these brands have in store in the coming weeks.

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Who’s Buzzin’

Meet your newest Myx Celebrity VJ for the month! Araw Gabi’s Barbie Imperial is brightening up your TV screens this rainy season as hosts the country’s number one music channel. Catch her on “Pinoy MYX” from July 15 to 21 and “My MYX” from July 22 to 28.

Izabel Goulart knows fashion. And as the new face of Jimmy Choo, she’s learned a thing or two about rocking the red carpet. Her advice? 1.) Movie star sunglasses add mystique when worn with a swimsuit 2.) Sneakers are your best bet for a fuss-free night on the town 3.) Dressing like your favorite movie character can help channel your inner actor 4.) The best kind of selfies are the candid ones, and 5.) Even models need help sometimes (a.k.a. a glam squad to take their lewk to the next level).

What do Mark Bumgarner, Mich Araullo, Rosanna Ocampo, Happy Andrada, and Patty Ang all have in common? Besides their brilliant eye for style, these fashion-forward Filipino designers are part of the first and recently launched Rustan’s Circle. The pop-up exhibit features their signature creations that are exclusive to Rustan’s Makati. See and shop the pieces at the Ladies’ Floor of Rustan’s Makati from now until September 30.

What’s Buzzin’

Brushing teeth is an integral part of oral hygiene. But with so many toothpastes out in the market, sometimes it can be easy to overlook just what we put in our mouths. The Botanique Toothpaste range by Himalaya offers a safer (and herbal) alternative to this problem. It’s made with 100% Organic USDA certified ingredients and is free from nine harmful chemicals often found in other brands. Head over to Watsons Personal Care Stores, selected Mercury Drug stores, and Lazada to buy them!

ICYMI, the much-awaited Kdrama series What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim starring Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young is finally out on iflix! Users in Asia can stream and download new episodes every week. And get this. You can also binge-watch and download the entire first season starting July 28, with additional availability to audiences across the region for free from September 6, 2018!

Those who swear by the NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® are in luck this month. Your favorite dry oil has been enhanced of two ingredients that help nourish your face, body, and even hair! One is Tsubaki oil, which protects against pollution and reduces the appearance of stretch marks. The other is Argan oil, which repairs and leaves your locks soft, healthy, and shiny. In the Philippines, NUXE is available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Rustan’s Alabang, Rustan’s Cebu, Landmark Makati, Landmark Trinoma, Landmark Alabang, as well as leading Beauty Bar stores and Kiss & Fly Terminal 3.

Rain or shine, a powdered beverage drink like Tang is you can count on to refresh the fam. It comes in 16 fruit flavors, all priced at 16.45 per liter pack. And unlike other drinks (say, soda) one glass meets your child’s daily nutrient needs of Vitamin A, B3, B6, Iron, and Folate! 

In celebration of it's third year anniversary, Shopback Philippines is hosting promos and helping users save as much as 30% when they shop online between July 9-15. They're also giving away 3 cashback offers for three weeks from Agoda, Lazada, Foodpanda, Zalora, Klook, Honestbee, and more. And if you follow ShopBack Philippines on Facebook and Instagram at @shopbackphilippines, you might score yourselves new gadgets and AntMan and the Wasp tickets. 

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Where’s The Buzz

Staycations need not be boring, especially when spent at Seda Vertis North! From July 1 – September 30, 2018 you can avail of their Deluxe Room package complete with buffet breakfast for two, complimentary wifi, and use of facilities. They also have a weekend dinner buffet of Western-inspired dishes from July 1-21. Or, kick back with two glasses of craft beer for the price of one from July 1-31! For more info, dial 739-8888 or email

Dreaming of becoming an international hotelier or restaurateur? By August 2018, international management school Dusit Hospitality Management College will offer programs to help sharpen your skills and equip you with knowledge needed in exciting industry. What’s more, their programs (namely Culinary Arts, Pastry for Professionals, Beverage Management, Restaurant Management, and Hospitality Management) can be taken either part-time or full-time! Visit, on their Facebook page or through the College’s trunk line (02) 238 8888 to learn more!

Tough Mudder and Merrell have joined forces to bring the teamwork-based Tough Mudder race on July 21-22 at Portofino Amore, Alabang. This isn’t your regular race, though. In fact, it’s the world’s biggest mud and obstacle course (and the first of its kind to be held in Asia!). Take it from their ambassador and fitspo, Mond Gutierrez! For updates, follow Merrell on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @Merrell_PH.

On July 19, McDonald's will hold its first-ever Global McDelivery Day! And in time for this unique celebration, they're releasing limited-edition, 90's inspired tees, sweatshirts, and denim jackets that can only be won when you order from the McDelivery website between July 18-20. Get the complete mechanics by visiting

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