CAFEGRAPHY: It’s quality over quantity for Laguna’s photography-themed café

The coffee industry has taken off and social media has been bombarded with photos of coffee cups on which their names were written and were often misspelled. There may be more than tens of thousands of coffee shops in the Philippines, and still growing. It wasn’t much of a thing from where I live, but now more and more cafés and diners are starting to sprout and are quickly becoming a hit.

 

Although these cafés offer almost the same items on the menu, it’s the taste, the cooking, and the presentation that will make one stand out from the others. But in my opinion, it’s initially the concept that attracts the people.

On Maginhawa Street, which is a haven for foodies, my favorite would be the Harry Potter themed cafe. In White Plains, it would be the café library owned by my favorite celebrity/blogger/band vocalist.

Here in Laguna, there’s a café that’s perfect for those who are into coffee and photography. Currently located near University of Perpetual Help System in Biñan, Laguna, Cafegraphy has been a favorite rendesvouz of college students. Prior to that, they used to be near Pavilion, but now they’re in a bigger place and can accommodate about fifty people or more. Continue reading “CAFEGRAPHY: It’s quality over quantity for Laguna’s photography-themed café”

COSMO Beauty Block 2018 was so LIT!💡🎇

Beauty cons, for beauty junkies, are like toy cons for the kids and kids-at-heart. Who will say no to freebies or discounts or inspirational beauty talks with experts and famous celebrities?

Cosmo Beauty Block was already on their third year. The first one was held at SM Megamall last August 27, 2016, and this year’s Cosmo Beauty Block was held on the 25th, also of August, at the SMX Convention Center.

In Cosmopolitan‘s Facebook group, General Admission tickets were given away to members and their friends. But if anyone wanted to get freebies, vouchers, and a chance to have a meet and greet with Heart Evangelista-Escudero, they might wanna purchase the VIP ticket since it was worth P300 only. So, I thought, if I were to go, then it would be better if I could have stuff to bring home, right? Continue reading “COSMO Beauty Block 2018 was so LIT!💡🎇”

My First EVER Laser Treatment at SUBSTANCE LASER AND SKIN CARE – PART 1 (The Launch)

On August 18th, I had the privilege of attending and celebrating the launch of the newest aesthetic clinic in the Philippines –  SUBSTANCE LASER AND SKIN CARE. (Special thanks to my dear friend Chelsea Sayo! )

Unfortunately, I didn’t make it on time and arrived when the ribbon-cutting was already finished. Beauty v/bloggers and influencers were present at the event, as well as the owner’s close friends. Good music was playing and delicious food was served.

We were given the chance to look around and I was really impressed by the sophistication of the whole place. Continue reading “My First EVER Laser Treatment at SUBSTANCE LASER AND SKIN CARE – PART 1 (The Launch)”

PHOTO DIARY #2: Colourette X Boss Babes Brunch

Date: May 19, 2018, Sat
Location: Early Bird Breakfast Club, Eastwood Mall, QC

The amazing people behind my favorite local makeup brand created a Facebook community called “Boss Babes”. Among many makeup groups on Facebook, Colourette X Boss Babes has quickly become everyone’s favorite because of its friendly atmosphere. It is where you’ll see members uplifting other members through compliments, advice, recommendations, and words of empowerment. It is where they can share their selfies freely without any fear of getting harshly criticized.

Ms. Nina and Ms. Sab, the Big Boss Babes of the brand, came up with the idea of dedicating a new collection to the Boss Babes called Velvet Mattes. To make it even more exciting, they held a very special meet and greet with 10 of the Colourette Clique members. Just in case you have no idea what Colourette Clique is, it’s a group of social media influencers  who represent the brand. Ms. Nina asked us who we’d love to meet in person. I was so happy that most of the people I chose were included in the final list.

When Ms. Nina finally dropped the bomb, I really made it a point that I had to be there no matter what. In order for us to secure a slot, we had to be one of the first 50 to purchase all three shades (freebies included), which were going to be available on their website at 9 PM of the 15th.

All the Boss Babes were glued to the computers and smartphones, constantly refreshing their browsers to check if they were already up. However, it was not even 9 PM yet when their website kept crashing! So a few minutes after 9, Ms. Nina immediately created a thread in the group where we could secure a slot. I even commented on the wrong post haha! Luckily, Dang mentioned me in the right thread.

So May 19 finally came! Woot Woot!

Most photos are raw; the others were edited in Snapseed. All photos were taken with my Acer Liquid X2.

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