A Day Well-Spent at Nailaholics

It is not everyday that I could visit Cagayan de Oro but when I do, I always see to it that I spent my time well. This isn’t the first time I got serviced by Nailaholics but this is my first time to try Gel Manicure and Gel Pedicure.

Gel Manicure and Gel Pedicure is a bit pricey compared to normal manicure and pedicure that I used to have. But I eventually ordered for this one to at least try it and check if it’s worth the hefty price. Nailaholics has a package for this one, and calls it “Color my Cabana” which includes Gel Manicure, Gel Pedicure and Foot Spa which costs 1,690php.

Nailaholics prepared a feast for us, well they offer SPA PARTY and you can order it and reserved it for your birthday together with your girlfriends if you want. As for me, I spent the SPA PARTY with my CDO BLOGGERS FAMILY. We truly enjoyed our time, getting pampered, having a foot massage or foot spa while eating. Then have our preferred manicure+pedicure right after. Some of us chose the normal kind and most of us chose the Gel type.

Nailaholics has branches all over the Philippines and it is not quite hard to find because most of their shops are located in big malls in the city. I love the ambiance of their nail salon because it makes me feel I am somewhere near the beach. They offer different packages so you can choose which fits your budget. I love how they named their different packages, they actually have : Lush Lagoon (manicure+pedicure+foot spa with foot massage) , Gold Coast (manicure+pedicure+foot spa with Detoxifying Mud Mask) and Vitamin Sea (manicure+pedicure+foot spa) to name a few.

Nailaholics also offer Waxing, Threading, Massage Therapy, Nail Extension, Eyelash Enhancement, and Paraffin Treatment.

They have recently opened a new branch in Cagayan de Oro. It is located at 4th Level, Nailaholics SM CDO PREMIER and they still have the old branch at 3rd Flr, Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City.

It doesn’t hurt to date yourself, once in awhile.

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Choose your cinematic adventure with SM Cinema’s new theatres in SM CDO Downtown Premier

SM Cinema brings family entertainment to the city of Cagayan de Oro through seven (7) quality ad innovative theatres in Mindanao’s largest, newly opened shopping center, SM CDO Downtown Premier. Cagayanos may now choose their cinematic adventure in three ways as SM CINEMA CDO Downtown Premier opens its doors beginning today!

SM Cinema’s entertainment hub in CDO introduces the MEGA SCREEN – SIZE does matte rin Southeast Asia’s first super-sized screen equipped with a Christie 6P laser projection system. This format boasts an almost 30% larger screen size versus regular cinemas with laser projection that produces the brightest images and most accurate reproduction of colors from the actual movie set. The SM CDO Downtown Premier Mega Screen theatre is installed with stadium-like seats, and uses Dolby Atmos Sound System on Christie Vive Speakers, fully immersing its audience through state-of-the-art surround sound technology.

Aside from the Mega Screen, movie lovers can watch this year’s most-anticipated blockbuster movies in clear, bright images and pristine sound with SM Cinema’s fully-digitized theatres equipped with top-of-the-line surround sound systems. Escape to SM Cinema’s four new theatres and experience the spectacle of movies with friends and family.

The two luxurious Director’s Club Cinema in SM CDO Downtown Premier will welcome its guests soon with spacious, fully carpeted lobby and sets the mood with its warm lighting. Guests who are looking for a more refined movie experience can relax in its comfortable, automatic recliners furnished with spacious side tables for food and drinks that may be ordered through an in-your-seat butler service. With wall-to-wall screens supported by quality surround sound system, guests can sit back, take a seat, and join the club as they watch their favorite movies in total luxury.

As a standard in all SM Cinema theatres, PWD-friendly facilities are available inside the theatres for guests’ total ease of access.

Have the best day at the movies with SM Cinema’s newly-opened theatres in SM CDO Downtown Premier! Book your seats through www.smcinema.com , enjoy hassle-free movie ticket purchase, and redeem exciting rewards when you use your e-PLUS card.

To know the latest  movie updates and promos, follow SM Cinema on Facebook (@SMCinema) , Twitter (@SM_Cinema) and Instagram (@sm_cinema).

Tan-aw kamo sa mga salida sa sine!

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The gift of healthy ‘crowning glory’ fit for the queen this Mother’s Day



CLICHE it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her nanay, inay, ‘nay, mama, mommy or simply mom. Needless to say, she deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood and possibly for the rest of our lives.

There may be opposing beliefs whether that greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, all the time. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority.
No wonder she’s an epitome of a doting human being that touches everybody’s life. So, it’s but right to honor and return all the favors she has done for us. And what a better way to do this than this Mother’s Day.

Still drooling over the ways on how to spend this time of the year again with her? Well, you may opt for the basics of gift-giving from simple trinkets to expensive items. But take note, your appreciation of her is not equated by the tag price of your present. It’s the thought that counts, as an adage says.

You may consider a set of hankies that will bring back the memory of her wiping out her tears of happiness upon knowing that she’s conceiving a li’l creature inside her womb. That’s you, of course. A loose yet comfy clothes shall make her remember that sort of a duster or preggy dress she wore in the laborious yet exciting “nine months” of gestation.
Why not a pillow that she could hug as tight as she embraced you after giving birth, or maybe a brassiere for protection of the very bosom she fed you with during infancy? A bed will bring to her mind your tot years when you started to crawl and roll over it freely.
Shoes are a girl’s best friend, too, like your mom. Either sky-high heels or flattering flats, there’s a pair to match every bit of her fantasy. For as long as it brings comfort to her feet, it’s more than enough to reciprocate the ease you had when you took your first walk with her guidance back then. If it isn’t her thing, though, a flip-flop will cause her to think that she also disciplined you through the proverbial “rule of slipper” hit on your buttocks while you were growing up.

 

Much to her delight, a bling ring will be worthy of your dear investment to show your deep appreciation of her just like when she never failed to recognize you with a pat on the back for simple good deeds or a job well done in your lifetime.

Stuck for an idea yet? Here’s a simple but meaningful token of gratitude that for sure will make a big difference and, eventually, pull off a surprise for the celebrant herself: The NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack which includes the topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner. Yes, you read it right.

Still not convinced enough, why don’t you spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion onto your mom’s scalp and massage it for five to ten minutes. You may not even know that with such a plain gesture of yours, it can melt her heart as it reminds her of the past when she used to do the same thing while you were still young, either as a trick to put you easily on a slumber or merely a relief every time you got sick. Those caressing hands of yours, likewise, imbibe your act of giving back the “natural care from mothers” like her.

Whatever impression it may have on her, what’s tangible she could gain is that you’re giving her nature’s gift of health. NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion is so unique that it combines 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients––all working synergistically to help address hair problems from growth to vanishing. This breakthrough product helps to rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the moist of her tress from root to tip, aids in stimulating the growth of her hair and helps prevent it from excessive falling, while improving the overall appearance.

More than anything else, NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack may be one of the most precious gifts that your mom could ever receive in her entire life. Well, she’s the most important woman in your life after all. Hence, she deserves to be treated like a queen with that vibrant, bouncy and shiny “crowning glory.”

NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack is beyond compare. So, don’t think twice to wrap it as your present for her this Mother’s Day and, if ever, for life. Head on to any Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores to get a dose of nature’s answer to hair loss. For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, and visit www.novuhair.com for more details. Follow us on Twitter @NovuhairNatural and Instagram @NovuhairOfficial for promo announcements and exciting updates.

Barkada Hangouts Made Better at the New Greenwich Pizzeria Stores

Greenwich wants to make your barkada hangouts even more memorable with its revamped stores nationwide. Level up those barkada moments and spend it surrounded by awesome people and great food. Greenwich has time and time again proven its loyalty to the ultimate Filipino barkada by reinventing its menu to fit the seasons and the times.

Greenwich has continuously offered delicious pizza and pasta each time, and now, it’s time to give the stores a brand new look to go with those products. With over 250 stores nationwide, Greenwich is going through a major revamp and giving friends a great new place to hangout with each other.

Experience stepping into an authentic pizzeria that is a combination of Mid-Century and Industrial-styled interiors as Greenwich reveals its new and improved store ambience. The modern style pizzeria infused with Greenwich’s trademark colors and branding details make it the perfect place to share good celebratory cheers with the people you love the most.

If it is hard resisting the aroma of fresh pizza, then what more seeing it being prepared right in front of your very eyes? With the availability of a showcase window in the stores sporting the pizzeria look, those favorite pizzas can now be seen freshly made and pulled out of the oven each time.

Imagine all the catching up friends get to do in a Greenwich pizzeria over its delicious products such as the Hawaiian Overload and Lasagna Supreme. The new ambience of a Greenwich store fits every barkada perfectly with its warm colors, relaxing feel, and comfortable interiors.

Straight from work or school, set Greenwich as the spot for that fun and casual get-togethers. Just head on over to a Greenwich store, let your hair loose, and stay on until the stories die down. There are no rules to having the best time; all you need is good food with great friends. Greenwich has got it covered.

 

SM OPENS A PREMIER MALL IN DOWNTOWN CAGAYAN DE ORO TODAY

Cagayan de Oro, the Gateway to Northern Mindanao, is a gold mine of amazing and diverse attractions.  Known as the City of Golden Friendship, it is a major whitewater rafting and adventure destination in the country, and called the ICT Goldmine in the Philippines because of its numerous ICT infrastructures and businesses. With its natural attractions, rich cultural heritage, and warm and friendly people, it is a multicultural urban center with a laid- back charm.

Residents in the City of Golden Friendship have more to smile about when SM CDO Downtown Premier opens its doors to the public on Friday, May 12, 2017. It is SM Prime Holding’s 61st mall, the sixth in Mindanao, and the second in Cagayan de Oro.

Located at the busy intersection of Claro M. Recto Avenue and Osmena Street, the five level, 177,743.21 square meter mall, will serve shoppers in Cagayan de Oro and nearby cities and provinces in the Northern Mindanao area. Envisioned as Cagayan de Oro’s premier shopping address, it is an emerging landmark in the bustling downtown area with five floors of retail, dining, and entertainment; and eight floors of prime office space in the future BPO tower, which will be integrated with the retail center.

SM CDO Downtown Premier brings a vibrant and upbeat retail experience for this urban market with exterior finishes that are subtle and upscale, primarily glass, metal, and natural colors that reflect the sophisticated nature of this center. A glass corner creates a striking entry and allows the center to glow with activity at night.

Interiors are also distinctly upscale with rich, subdued finishes enlivened by patterns of gray and accents of color. A diagonal pattern is reflected on the floors, ceilings, and in the skylight system to provide visual interest and variety.  Daylighting and artificial lighting combine to create a variety of light effects that change with the time of day, weather, and seasons. Bold color is used as a visual accent on the escalators and inside faces of the skylight.

SM CDO Downtown Premier brings an uptown vibe to the downtown area with its eclectic mix of shopping, leisure, and entertainment.  The SM Store and SM Supermarket are its major retail anchors, as well as SM mainstays like SM Appliance, Toy Kingdom, Our Home, Surplus, Sports Central and Pet Express.  The mall will also have hundreds of stores –fashion boutiques, shoe stores, home stores, novelty stores, and more, including a Cyberzone for the tech generation, and a Wellness Center.

It is a vibrant retail intersection where one can find global brands like Forever 21, Uniqlo,Miniso,The Body Shop, Watsons, Ace Hardware, Crocs, Giordano, The Face Shop, and Oakley, as well as well-loved Filipino brands like National Bookstore, Bench, and Penshoppe.

Dining with family and friends is a premier experience – outdoor dining enlivens the street with restaurant balconies on both sides. SM CDO Downtown Premier also has a Food Hall, and eating out options ranging from local and international fast food chains to specialty restaurants.  Foodies will love trying out the mall’s homegrown restaurants – Missy Bonbon, Bigby’s, Ribs and Bibs, Hanabel’s, SaloSalosaPanagatan, Chez Marie, Hungry Plate, Damaso, Barkadahan Grill, Bingsoo, Naicha, Sweet Cravings and Arturos.

The mall will have seven cinemas – four digital theaters, 2 Director’s Clubs, and one large format digital cinema; as well as a state of the art bowling center. For customer convenience, it will have a parking building with 1,500 slots.

Just as SM CDO Downtown Premier is premier in its design and shopping excitement, it is also premier in its commitment to sustainability and the environment.  It has a Sky Garden with lush landscaping.

More than that, it is equipped with a Rainwater Catchment System to prevent flooding. The Rainwater Catchment basin underneath the Main Mall Building measuring 3,000 square meters and six meters deep can hold up to 13, 650 cubic meters of water or close to 13.7 million liters of water.  The tank capacity was based on the 24- hour rainfall intensity of 455 mm brought by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.

SM CDO Downtown Premier’s design team includes DSGN& Associates, Design Architect; Jose Siao Ling and Associates, Architect on Record, and DA Abcede& Associates, Construction Managers.

SM CDO Downtown Premier, the first premier mall development in the region, redefines lifestyle shopping in the City of Golden Friendship, bringing new tastes with eclectic mix of fresh dining concepts and new styles with its fashionable rage of contemporary global brands.

SM CDO Downtown Premier’s interiors are distinctly upscale with rich, subdued finishes, enlivened by patterns of contrasting gray and accents of color.

 

A Sky Garden and a Sky Hall with bold water features and lush landscaping create bold outdoor spaces for shoppers to linger and enjoy the vibrant urban setting.

 

 

The entry near the supermarket is designed to appeal to a more value oriented customer.

 

SM CDO Downtown Premier is an emerging landmark in downtown CDO with a five level mall and 8 floors of prime office spaces in the BPO tower.

 

The SM Supermarket of SM CDO Downtown Premier.