Monday, December 21, 2015


Children today are busier than ever. Here's how new MILO with ACTIV-GO can help you keep up raising champs.

My little girl is growing up with her MILO drink! She's more active and alert everyday! 


With their busy schedules, children today need energy for both body and mind. They can get energy from MILO with ACTIV-G0. It has PROTIMALT, a unique malt blend that is a good source of carbohydrates and help in providing children with energy.


Bodies always havestored energy. It can be used efficiently with the 9 micronutrients in MILO with ACVTIV-GO. With 6 vitamins (B2,B3,B12,  C, & D) and 3 minerals (calcium, iron, phosphorus), they get to help the body in releasing energy.


MILO is made up of the nutritious goodness of malt, milk and cocoa, making it a champion choice for breakfast.


MILO with ACTIV -GO is nutritionally balanced  It has the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, which helps provide energy.


Help put them in their best mood by waking up to their favorite chocomaltee taste!

ELGON : Beauty Lane brings Milan’s hair master in the PH

Color Dolce
“A testament to their dedication towards health and safety is their Elgon Color Remover, because you can remove color safely, without bleach. Elgon is a brand that is very conscious about health and safety, absolutely, it’s one of the things I absolutely loved about them. It’s just not, sell, sell, sell. It’s selling with a heart. Selling with concern. Selling with a soul. You can see what the company stands for just by looking at the product line. Elgon’s products have characteristics directed to health, safety, and the environment as well, which says a lot about the company.”

Italy’s most sought after master educator in hair and coloring, Alessandro Cavazzini is in the Philippines to conduct a series of trainings for local hair stylists and colorists, courtesy of Elgon Professional Hair Color.

The Milan-based brand is exclusively distributed in the country by Beauty Lane Philippines, Incorporated, headed by its President and CEO, Dina de Villa-Tobojka.
Professional Hair Color

Through the trainings, local salon specialists will learn the ever-evolving science and art of hair color, get a deeper insight into the brand, Elgon, and learn how to maximize its products.
“The trainings will be more on using Elgon products in new ways. It’s something we can pass on to our customers here because stylists are constantly looking for something new,” Tobojka said.
Just recently, Tobojka, along with Beauty Lane Philippines, Inc. General Manager Rebecca Lopez and Jude Hipolito and Rose Velasco of JURO Salon Exclusif, the brand’s Philippine ambassadors had recently undergone the same training under Cavazzini in Milan.

“Whatever we learned, we will show in these demonstrations. Alessandro is here to train our educators, and let them experience what have experienced in Milan. Apart from this, we’re also planning to conduct look-and-learn seminars in Cebu and Davao which will be done by Jude and Rose as Elgon ambassadors,” Lopez said.

Moda & Styling
Elgon is one of the most preferred brands of hair color solutions in Italy as it is well known for its reputation as leaders and experts of innovation when it comes to hair color.
In its 45 years in business, Elgon was able to create products that can serve and treat different needs of various salon owners and goers. It’s a brand that guarantees quality, and is dedicated in putting the health and safety of its customers first, before anything else.

To prove its dedication and concern towards its customers, Elgon has a solution for people who want a certain look, but don’t have all day to spend in a salon to achieve it.

“Salons don’t have to turn-down customers who are in a hurry. There are people who come to salons and say, ‘I only have thirty minutes, can you dye my gray hair?’” Lopez said.

“Actually, if you answer a salon asking for that kind of service and tell them you only have ten minutes, the stylists will probably laugh at you. With Elgon’s 10 Minute Color, time won’t be an issue. Not only will you be able to make a hurrying customer satisfied, but you can also service more customers in less time. This significantly increases your salon’s performance.” Tobojka said.
10 Minute Permanent Coloring Cream

Now, a product like this has to come at a high price, right? The good news is it doesn’t! It’s actually cheaper compared to the Philippine’s current leading brand of hair color. To many salon owners, Elgon products are competitively priced considering that it is better performing compared to many brands out in the market.

Businesswise, all these characteristics in Elgon products can definitely help boost the productivity of salons.

Beauty Lane Philippines, Incorporated, the premier salon and beauty solutions provider in the country, is the exclusive Philippine distributor of Elgon Professional Hair Color. The company is also known for its success in bringing world-renowned brands of salon and beauty products in the country, including Brazilian Blowout, China Glaze, Gigi Wax, and Ardell, to name a few. 

To know more about Elgon, visit, or follow their social media pages, ElgonPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


GQWEST Inc. the company behind the Aquabest and Laundrybest franchise brands recently held a seminar on how to enhance the productivity and profitability of its laundry business concept.

The seminar was conducted in cooperation with its official detergent Ariel. The seminar was facilitated by the company's Customer Care Manager Susan Ho and Leslie Grace Lee and Eric Sto Thomas from P&G. The seminar shared business practices with its franchisees. It also covered how using Ariel products would improve the franchisees cost efficiency and product quality.

The partnership is part of the company's efforts to give added value to their franchisees and customers. "Through this partnership we can assure our customers that their laundry will be processed with the utmost care thanks to our partnership with a credible brand like Ariel" says the company’s President Carson Tan.

Laundrybest is the laundromat concept attached to the company's Aquabest water refilling franchise. At present there are 50 Laundrybest stores in Metro Manila with more set to open.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

UP & UP : TLC for the Women who Take Care of Everyone

As the holidays approach, Riantique Global Inc. president Ria Castrillo shares some words of wisdom with all the busy women who wear the hats of mother, professional, nurturer, friend and wife: “Liking the way you look is vital to health and happiness. Beauty comes first from within. No matter how much makeup you have slathered on yourself, if you are unhappy, that will still show making you less beautiful.”

Beauty is more than just skin deep, according to Castrillo: It is the outward expression of all that you feel inside. “When you are happy content, that inner glow and beauty will radiate outward,” Castrillo said. “Happy people have younger hearts, younger arteries and a younger real age. Happy people recover more quickly from surgery, cope better with pain, have lower blood pressure and have longer life expectancy than unhappy people.”
So, yes, tis the season for the Up&Up skincare products Riantique exclusively distributes in the Philippines, like Up&Up Skin Lifting Serum by Yuyu Healthcare Inc. This breakthrough skincare product offers a non-surgical solution for enhancing beauty and restoring the skin’s youthful glow in an instant.

“Not only does your health benefit from happiness, there's nothing like a contented smile, a look of ease and, I believe, this will make you feel years younger.” Castrillo said. “This holiday season is the time for being with your friends and family—something made even more special when you like with the way you look and are happy. This will make the gatherings lighter, brighter and merrier, especially if you are the host at your gathering. Being confident in how you look will see expression in the way you set your table, prepare the food and handle the night's festivities with grace and confidence.”
“Stress may come along during the holiday season,” she said. “It's the time of the year when traffic is horrible, the time for late night gatherings before going off to hear the dawn Mass. You will have a busy work schedule, one where you must meet the demands of year-ending work, then fitting in last minute shopping somewhere in between these activities that will leave you tired, haggard and burnt out.”

“The Christmas season is all about joy and giving,” Castrillo added, especially for women who are wives and mothers as well. “We will handle it best by organizing our schedules and being well-prepared for the stresses of the holiday season in advance.” So begin by preparing your skin, she advises: “Up&Up Cream is the perfect line filler and wrinkle reducer for those who prefer a fast, safe and practical way to keep their skin youthful. It is the best non-invasive and instant anti-wrinkle solution in the market today.”

Like Up&Up Skin Lifting Serum, Up&Up Cream contains the safest chemicals and the finest botanical blend to regenerate skin cells and stimulate collagen and elastin production for visibly firmer and young-looking skin around the face and neck area, according to Riantique’s lovely head honcho.

“The magic combination is using Up&Up daily, in the mornings so you look fresh all day,” she said. “An organized schedule will help you overcome the busy schedule you need to get through and wearing a smile at your busiest time is the key.”
The best Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones, according to Castrillo, “is my presence. An email, text message or sending a Christmas card letting them know I am here for them despite our respectively busy days.”
After that comes the gift: “I would prefer that the gift is personalized so my friends and loved ones will feel that the gifts are specifically for them so they may feel all the thought, love and effort I have put into these gifts. Then I will choose a box of Up&Up, which will really be useful and helpful since it is a skin-perfecting serum that helps smoothen skin, fills in lines and whitens and brightens the skin so the person who get such a gift can use it to uplift her skin as well as her mood.”

Model Marina Benipayo also gives her own advice on the importance of staying lovely as the years pass: “I would like to think that we are responsible for ourselves, that we feel and look good—no matter what age. Aging is a natural process, yes, but the environment and stress we have to handle hastens the appearance of wrinkles. We need products that target our skincare needs and suit our lifestyle. Up&Up makes my wrinkles less noticeable. Is easy to use and fulfills the promise of youthful-looking skin.”
“Preparing for the coming season’s parties and gift-giving takes a lot of planning and time management,” Benipayo said. “Making Up&Up a habit will ensure that, come Christmas, our skin looks as if we haven’t gotten stressed over anything at all.”
She would also give Up&Up skincare products as gifts to her loved ones and friends to share the joy it has brought her: “Any woman would be happy to receive Up&Up since it gives them the chance to discover and experience beautiful, radiant and wrinkle-free skin like never before.”

SUMMIT MEDIA: Real Living launched its RL Style Talks


Co-presented by Wilcon Depot and GMA News TV's Home Base , to kick-off the start of Season 14 of the popular home-related series, the first of the RL Style Talks series gathered three industry experts that discussed Modern Filipino design and examined how the nation's growing list of renowned architects, interior designers, and furniture makers were helping  revolutionize the Filipino design aesthetic today. The panelists were interior and furniture designer and design educator Wilan Dayrit, designer Grace Moslares ans James Razo.

"At Home Base we featured a lot of Filipino inspired homes. And going into  the next level, we also aired stories about modern Filipino homes, by Architect Royal Pineda and Budji Layug. In line with this, we feel that Home Base allows its viewers  to embrace not only the Filipino designs but our indigenous materials as well," said Marnie Manicad, Executive Producer and Director of GMA New TV's Home Base.

"Bright newcomers like our featured panelists are doing their part to make sure the Philippines continues to earn acclaim locally ans internationally as a design hub. Our RL Style Talks program will celebrate Filipino artistry and design at its best, offering further evidence of the Philippines' growing influence as design authority," says Real Living associate publisher Tom Castañeda.

Real Living aims to celebrate the nation's growing status as a design hub by launching its RL Style Talks program, a series of special panel discussions on the state of design in the Philippines.

Wilcon has laid a firm foundation in the industry for almost four decade now with the help of our industry and media partners. Having started a partnership with Homebase three years ago and with Real Living last year, Wilcon is looking forward  to more years of continuous synergy in informing and bringing clients the newest and best products and service in the market," says Rosemarie Ong, COO of Wilcon.

"RL Talks is an opportunity for our readers and viewers to get to learn about the secrets of design in an attainable and easy-to-understand way," says Rachelle Medina, editor-in-chief of Real Living." It's a chance to know how our designers think and work, and also how trends and styles are created."


Wilan Dayrit 
Wilan graduated cum laude from the College of Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of Sto. Tomas. He worked as a senior interior designer, stylist, and visual merchandiser for the prestigious firm of Budji Layug. Afterwards, he set up his own design practice and currently teaches design at the University of Sto. Tomas.

Grace Moslares
 An interior design alumna from St. Scholastica's College, Grace worked under various firms before launching her own design company, Magara Interiors, a company that works on residential, commercial, and hospitality interior projects, as well as designs customized pieces for the firm’s clients. Grace is one of Real Living's go-to Real Makeover designers, and has completed almost ten makeovers for the magazine in recent years. 

James Razo
 A graduate of the University of the Philippines, James has worked in a variety of roles in the world of design. Along with serving as an interior design consultant, he worked as a set and production designer and visual merchandiser for brands like L’Oreal Paris, Nivea and Philip Morris, as well as projects manager and design supervisor for Grupo Santamaria. James is currently the managing creative director at the Gold Team Design Hub. 

For more design inspiration, visit Get your daily dose of home and design ideas by visiting the Real Living Facebook page at, and follow Real Living on Twitter @reallivingph, on Instagram @reallivingph and on Pinterest at RealLivingonline. 

GREY AWAY: The answer to our greying hair!

Greying of hair is one sad part of aging.  Aside from our concern with how our skin would look like when we get older, hair dying could be our next thing to give some attention too.

It is a fact that we all want to look youthful for as long as possible. But for most people as they reach their mid 30’s, the first visible sign of aging appears –their first grey hair. And once this happens, there’s no turning back. Until recently, the thought of not ever having grey hair or at least delaying it, was unfathomable. But a recent scientific breakthrough has made the prevention of grey hair possible. Melanin is the pigment that gives color to hair. 

As we age the production of melanin is reduced, turning hair to grey. By stimulating the production of melanin, it can stop and reverse the greying of hair. Grey Away Anti-Grey Hair Treatment is a breakthrough product that can actually stop the greying of hair and bring back its natural color. 

Grey Away Anti-Grey Hair Treatment contains two main ingredients: 

(1) Melitane- a polypeptide that stimulates melanin production, preventing the greying of hair. 

(2) EMortal Pep- a 4-amino acid polypeptide that promotes hair growth. 

How to Use grey Away 

1. Wash and dry hair thoroughly.
2. Spray Grey Away onto scalp and massage gently.
3. Repeat the process twice a day, one in the morning and another at night. 

By following these steps meticulously and strictly, you will see grey hair return to its natural color in less than 2 months. Continuous use of Grey Away is essential to keep the natural color of hair. 

I got excited upon learning about the launching event of the breakthrough product of Greyaway. Being a woman of of all trades, stress can be one contributor of my greying hair. 

That interest more to know what GREYAWAY is really about. And was so happy to be able to make it to their event.

Dr. Vinson B. Pineda, the man behind Minoxidil Regroe and head of DermPharma 
According to Grey Away team, since the ingredients are all natural, it is safe even for lactating or pregnant women but they also recommend to better skip the use of the product.

Grey Away Anti-Grey Hair Treatment is available in leading drugstores and department stores. With Grey Away Anti-Grey Hair Treatment, you can keep grey hair away !

Monday, December 14, 2015

THE CS-EYE : Concordia International University and Unibiz Smartcop Co.,Ltd. Launching Event

Concordia International University in partnership with Unibiz Smartcop. Co., Ltd had a successful launch of the CS-EYE CCTV Equipment, Solutions and Services at Dusit Thani Manila last November 27, 2015. The event was graced by the full force of Korean guests and esteemed students of Concordia International University.

The event started with a meaningful welcome message from the Honorary President of Concordia International College of Asia and Pacific. 

A video message from the Honorary Charmain of Unibiz Smartcop Co., Ltd. According to Mr. Lee, the company was established in 2010 and for 5 years they have been developing the security management system and video black box development. The height of technology system, providing it locally, they became the new paradigm of security system and new information technology.

The most exciting part of the program was the product presentation. The Chief Executive Officer of Concordia International University, Mr. Kong did a great job in presenting the actual use of the smart phone with the security application. Using his own smart phone, we're able to see how the CCTV and the smartphone application work. It seemed so easy to use. With the combination of information, communication and technology the security system can be possible enough to protect us from possible danger or untoward instances around us. 

Even I myself got so interested with the features of the CCTV. It seems to be too good to be true...But it's true!  I believe that this is an efficient tool to help in surveillance system that is much needed now a days at home, school, and even at workplace.

Unmanned Imaging Security

SMARTCOP CCTV allows user to check CCTV in remote area at any time anywhere in real time and provides real-time CCTV imaging security and 24-hour unmanned anti-theft services based on communication network and allows user to check images as soon as receiving a signal of trespassing

  •  Max. 50% cheaper than other companies' products
  •  Installing CCTV and anti-theft sensor at the same time
  • Allowing user to check images of store and office when there is a signal of trespassing.
  • Calling 112 and controlling lightings as well as entrance simultaneously
  • Security insurance guaranteed (theft, damage, injury, fire, etc.)
  • Securing dual recorded evidence in case of an emergency
  • It becomes customer's asset after the installment period of 24/36 months and after-service is
  • Available with low cost.

Innovation of unmanned security system! Excellent technology! Safety upgrade for living space
 "A new paradigm now starts in security market"
This is the actual CCTV footage from Korea using Mr. Kong's smart phone.
Here's what the CCTV can do:

The product is different from lp surveillance camera including recording, listening, speaking, controlling the light. If you run the application you can see the video of the place through the smart phone and you can control the light, alarm light on and off and more..

  • You can control the door open or close
  • You can speak and you can listen
  • You can open the air conditioning system
  • You can virtually control the electrical or electronic
  • You can store the emergency numbers like the police hotline, etc.
  • You can send automated alarm system on and off
  • You can manage the person who can can only enter
  • You can can see the recorded video through your smart phone anytime.
  • When an intruder comes into the plaque it can automatically send the text message through the smart phone and immediately the camera will be sent through the smart phone.

This invention will not only save us from danger, I could say that it is the most convenient way and even less expensive means in ensuring our safety.

We can watch our family members if we are away from them and even listen and speak to them. Our business can be monitored where ever we go as long as we have the smart phone application with us. 

The declaration of partnership and memorandum of agreement signing followed after the product demonstration.

The AC LED lights was also displayed during the launch of the CCTV. Unibiz Smartcop also intend to help Philippines shine at night time. The LED lights saves energy, money and is safer to use as lighting system.

This collaborative efforts only shows the strong relationship between Philippines and Korea. The countries that has been doing business together for many years and years to come.
The amazing woman behind Concordia International University Philippines, the President gave her wonderful final words. It was such an honor to have met her before the start of the program.

The event will not be complete without the group picture taking to capture the moments of business, friendship and success rolled in one event. 

GROUPIE with the Beautiful President of Concordia International University with the equally beautiful Bloggers

Korea and Philippines working together to protect lives!

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