Bid farewell to the past, and welcome in another new year with open arms! This 2019, challenge yourself to explore new ideas, try out new things, meet new people, and commit to any New Year's resolutions. Below you can find several restaurants, places, products, and advocacies you can check out before the year ends.
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Where's the Buzz
If you're thinking of where to gather the fam this NYE, #TaraNaSaGuevarras! Invite the whole gang to a scrumptuous dinner at Chef Laudico Guevarra's and enjoy your favorite Filipino dishes including their 30-plus Christmas special dishes. “We prepared items that are popular during Christmas,” says chef Rolando “Lau” Laudico. The line-up includes Orange Chicken Galantina, Pata Hamonado, Roasted Turkey with Castañas and Chorizo, Menudo Pastel Pie, and Baked Macaroni Kaldereta. Along with staples such as Queso de Bola Croquettes, Ham and Cheese Ensaymada Sandwich, Bibingka and Puto Bumbong, to name a few.
Are you spending the New Year's in Hong Kong? You shouldn't miss the grand pyromusical Victoria Harbour on 31 December! The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will have a Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2019 to usher in the New Year. But, if you're stuck somewhere else, don't worry, you can watch it straight from your smartphones or computers! The HKTB will provide satellite live feed of the pyromusical for different media organisations worldwide to broadcast the event live, so you can watch them as it goes!
Escape the Manila traffic and drive to Pampanga to celebrate the New Year's. At Quest Plus Conference Center, Clark's circus-themed NYE countdown party: CirQuest, you can enjoy live entertainment, fun activities, and of course good food (their Kapampangan and Western carving stations are to die for!) for the price of P2,019!
You know the saying, "New Year, new me!" This year, promise yourself to take extra care of your skin and health with treatments and regimens that give true and long-lasting results. At Victoria Skin Philosophy, the newest beauty destination by New San Jose Builders, Inc. in Quezon City, they provide the safest and most effective beauty services using high-quality machines and well-trained doctors to keep you looking young and healthy.
What's The Buzz
Come January, we bet your holiday party schedule isn't still over—which means, dressing up for these affairs aren't also over! What to do? Sport different makeup looks! Try Max Factor's latest collection. Brand ambassador Jennylyn Mercado loves to play with her eye makeup using the Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palettes. Each shade can be used to contour and define the eyes, or according to the actress, “I even use some of the shades as highlighter on my cheeks, cupid’s bow, the middle of my nose. Sometimes I use the darker shades for contouring.”
Nights of partying and holiday reunions can be tiring—and bad for your skin, too. Make sure to soothe and restore your skin back to its healthy state with all-natural sheet masks from Simple. There's Simple Kind to Skin Rich Moisture, De-Stress, and Pollution Protect for sun-damaged, sensitive, or polluted skin.
This coming 2019, promise yourself to help in keeping our world a safe and clean space. Aside from joining beach cleanups or segregating at home, support brands that are showing environmental efforts, like beach apparel brand, Reef. “A lot of our programs next year will be geared towards encouraging people to live a sustainable lifestyle,” says Reef Philippine Marketing Head Marnelli Gaerlan. “Most of our products are now PVC free and we even have sandals enhanced with Eco One as well which makes them 100% biodegradable.”
Partying...in sneakers? Why not! Counting down to the New Year gets more fun when you're in your comfiest shoes! Check out these chic and super posh Jimmy Choo Diamond sneaker—a Swarovski® crystals-encrusted shoe for men and women that has an "inventive double sole construction, a flat classic sole attached to the upper as an inner shoe then encased in the first of its kind transparent diamond inspired sole developed and engineered in Italy."
Kevin Balot, Philippines’ first transgender Miss International Queen, proves that there is hope in the LGBTQ community as she becomes the the first ever transgender to be a hair-care ambassador in the Philippines, and star in Pantene Philippines’ #StrongerNow short film— a film about how she struggled to fit in and how she used her pain to achieve her dreams.
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