Vaseline Perfect 10



Vaseline Perfect 10 Whitening and Anti-Aging Lotion offers skin benefits that address the main concerns of aging skin.


Last month, I had the huge honour of being launched as Vaseline Perfect 10’s Brand Ambassador. The Vaseline team set up a beautiful tea party at the Rockwell Club. It was attended by media and a few close friends and more importantly, my parents. It’s a huge honour for me to be endorsing Vaseline – a well-known and trusted brand worldwide.

Vaseline Perfect 10 is Vaseline’s first and only product that delivers the two-fold advantage of whitening and anti-aging in one. It reduces fine lines, lightens and nourishes skin, boosts radiance, reduces dark spots and gives UVA/UVB protection through a combination of ingredients known and tested to deliver tangible results. I have been guilty of focusing too much on the skin on my face – anti aging, derma visits etc. – neglecting the skin on my body. So when I tried Vaseline Perfect 10, it was the perfect formulation for me because not only does it keep my skin moisturized, it also addresses some skin aging concerns like fine lines and age spots.

It has Vitamin B3 that whitens and evens out skin tone and CLA that targets age spots and hyper-pigmentation. Together, these two ingredients make for fairer, even-toned skin. Fine lines and wrinkles, on the other hand, are corrected through the triple-action of Retinol, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), and antioxidants. Retinol helps stimulate collagen production, allowing the skin to retain its elasticity. AHA  exfoliates dead skin cells, to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and smoothen skin texture. Antioxidants strengthen the skin by protecting it against free radical damage, thus arresting the formation of fine lines and sagging skin.

Here are some highlights from the launch…


I was welcomed to the Unilever family by Unilever Marketing Manager for Skin Jacqe Yuengtian and Unilever PR & Events Manager Nikki Abella .


During the program, host Chal Lontok interviewed Uniliver’s Jacqe Yuengtian, dermatoligist Dr. Alto Bautista-Ocampo and myself about looking and feeling young.


They (Unilever and my husband) surprised me with a video message from Patrick. He’s never agreed to do anything like that before. So naturally, I was quite emotional. It’s my first ever public cry. I didn’t even cry at our wedding. The message was really special. Nerisa Almo of picked up the story. Here it is.


Host Chal Lontoc asks Metro’s Charmagne Laconico what it means to be a “perfect 10”


With Unilever Marketing Director Gilbert Simpao.


Lots of support from my good friend, Ingrid Go. She published the Vaseline launch in Manila Social Diary.


TV host Luane Dy


Vaseline Brand Manager Gretchen King


Ingrid with Stylebible’s Isha Andaya and Preview’s Agoo Bengzon


It felt so great that my parents were in town to witness this. It’s not everyday that I get to endorse a huge brand like Vaseline. Needless to say, they were very very proud.


The event was so elegant. Here are the savouries.


And the sweets.


What’s a tea party without scones? Yum!


The guests went home with Vera Bradley goodie bags filled with lots of Vaseline Perfect 10 lotions.



Titania raffle update





Folks, there seems to be a problem with the Rafflecopter widget. And the Rafflecopter link I posted at the blog entry was malfunctioning at times. Rafflecopter upgraded their system and some parts seem to be incompatible with my blog – the part where I get to post the widget here.

So let’s try it this way. Enter Titania Rafflecopter through my Facebook page. Click this. You should be able to see the widget in my FB page app.

Those who’ve signed up last week can sign up everyday for increased chances of being picked by Rafflecopter. Let me know if this works better.

There will be 3 winners chosen at random. All three will win a complete set of Titania Soft Touch tools. Open to readers with a Philippine address. I’m extending the raffle to June 15, 2012.

Click here to join.



Daphne Home Scents for Bench



Pinch me. Is this really happening?

Yesterday, Bench launched their first home scent – and they chose to work with me. I still can’t believe this all happened. We know that Bench has pioneered and captured the celebrity fragrance market. It is a natural progression that they’d move into the home sector – being that they are the country’s top fashion lifestyle brand. And when they approached me and wanted to develop the home scent with me, I was internally doing somersaults. This is the BIG thing I’d been keeping secret all these months.
Lots of stories to tell about the launch and the scents. I’m waiting for the official photos and videos so I can share them with you. For now, Instagram (@DaphneOP) is it. Hope you don’t mind.


Can't believe it's really here. Daphne Home Scents for Bench. Also in Dimensione. @benchtm
The Daphne Home Scents for Bench come in three variants – Acres of Lavender, Homemade Lemon Tart and Mint Jasmine Infusion. I love all three. I hope you get to try them. Very, very affordable. They’re sold at P348 per bottle (introductory price!).


#Daphne chairs, now in Dimensione.
The Daphne Furniture also has a new home now. I’ve moved the Daphne chairs to Dimensione High Street, Eastwood, Rockwell and Greenbelt 5. Lots of yummy colours now. And yes, the Home Scents are developed with French perfume experts.


Kai Lim & daughter, with Daphne chairs in Dimensione @benchtm
The whole Bench family came to the launch. They planned and styled the event in the loveliest way. All our guests were in awe, as much as I was. It was hosted by Raymond Gutierrez! I was star struck! Hearing him introduce me in such a nice way was just out of this world extraordinary! This mother and daughter team is Kai Lim’s, wife of Bench VP for Business Development Bryan Lim.


Amazed! @benchtm logo and #Daphne logo together!
Can I say that my heart skips a beat everytime I see the BENCH logo and DAPHNE logo side by side? How this happened, I don’t really know. I was honestly just wishing and willing it in my mind. And one day, I heard from Mr. Ben Chan’s people. Thank you, universe. Thank you, God!


You know it's not a regular day when you wake up to a tweet from @BCBench @benchtm. Still in awe.
This morning, a barrage of tweets from guests who have set up the Daphne Home Scents for Bench. And this most unforgettable tweet from Mr. Ben Chan. (He’s out of the country on an important trip and said that he brought some bottles of the home scent as gifts for his friends. He was very hands on with every single detail of the launch. Thank you, Mr. Chan.)


More photos and stories coming up. Seriously. This blog will be on a Daphne Home Scent and Bench high for a while….



Bulgari scent and sunnies



Bulgari sunnies today.
I tried on these pretty Bulgari sunnies at the BLI eyewear showroom last spring.


It was one of my favourites from the Bulgari Spring Summer 2012 collection.


02_Omnia Coral with packaging
Luxasia sent me the new women’s fragrance from Bulgari, Omnia Coral. It evokes “sunny days, clear skies and vibrant colours of summer”.


05_Omnia Coral ingredients
Omnia Coral – From the brightness of bergamot and Goji berries – a uniquely appealing aroma that recalls the delicious sparkling red berries – the chords of Omnia Coral culminate in the soft nuances of brightly coloured hibiscus petals. This flowery heart, sunny and sophisticated, is graced by the fresh essence of water lily, which lends a touch of aqutic lightness. Pomegranate gently leads to the final fruity notes by mingling with the elegant depth of cedar and the warmth of musk. A color-rich experience that caresses the senses: a radiant jewel fragrance whose beauty is exalted by the skin.”


Titania Raffle



Titania is raffling off 3 complete sets of Soft Touch products. Each set will contain what you see in the two photos below. Follow instructions on Rafflecopter to join. Winners will be chosen at random.


Founded nearly 60 years ago by Mr. Friedel Kotte, Titania is a proudly German brand of beauty implements. Because of its excellent quality, it has become one of the most trusted beauty brands in the market. It is currently available in 108 countries worldwide and here in the Philippines, we have 71 beauty implements available – ranging from the basic nail cleaning tools to pumice sponges and foot files to foot creams and even to lash curlers.

In continuing Titania’s legacy of excellence and innovation, the brand has launched a new and improved range of foot and nail tools called Soft Touch. This is a range of ergonomic tools with the unique Soft Touch coating. This coating allows for better grip, ensuring that you won’t have any slipping accidents when you’re using them. So they’re easier to use and helps ensure precise cutting and clipping. The range consists of nail cutters, cuticle nippers, foot files, cuticle cutters and corn cutters. They’re available in four bright colors.

The new Soft Touch range and other Titania products are available in selected Watsons, SM Department Store, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store and Metro Gaisano Department Store branches.






To join Titania’s raffle, click this to bring you to Rafflecopter. Very easy, just follow all the steps. You can join daily up to June 10th. Winners will be announed on June 11.

Good luck!