GMA Network rewards its viewers with superior and world-class 2017 program launches

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GMA Network soars even higher this 2017 as it delivers a new roster of trendsetting and pioneering programs that will surely excite and captivate the hearts of Kapuso viewers.

Produced by the GMA Drama Group, these shows are top billed by only the brightest, hottest and up-and-coming Kapuso actors and actresses in Philippine show business. 

First on the list is the original primetime soap Meant To Be. This romantic-comedy series revolves around Billie, portrayed by Barbie Forteza, a struggling millennial who meets four guys with different nationalities: Ken Chan as the Chinese-Pinoy Yuan, Jak Roberto as the Pinoy Macoy, Ivan Dorschner as the Fil-British Ethan, Addy Raj as the Indian Jai. All four boys will fall in love with Billie. Joining them in Meant To Be are Manilyn Reynes, Sheryl Cruz, Tina Paner, Keempee de Leon, Sef Cadayona, Mika dela Cruz, Stephanie Sol, Zymic Jaranilla, and Ms. Gloria Romero.  Under the helm of LA Madridejos with Renei Dimla as head writer andHazel Abonita as Program Manager, Meant To Be premiered last January 9. The primetime series is also a clear winner in nationwide ratings after consistently beating its competition during its pilot week.  

For its Valentine offering, the Kapuso Network brings to light the much awaited soap Destined To Be Yours starring the phenomenal love team—Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza. In the story, Alden breathes life to the character of Benjie, a hardworking and charming architect who wants to acquire a piece of land owned by the family of Sinag played by Maine. Sinag is a loving daughter who works in a radio station in their province. She deeply cares for the environment and the community she belongs to. Anticipation is high for the first ever primetime soap of Alden and Maine which will definitely be an exciting treat for viewers of all ages. Completing the powerhouse cast are Lotlot de Leon, Gardo Versoza, Dominic Roco, Sheena Halili, Ina Feleo, Juancho Trivino, RJ Padilla, Koreen Medina and Boots Anson-Roa. This also marks the comeback of Ms Janice de Belen to the Kapuso Network. After her successful directing stint on the big screen, budding female directorIrene Villamor gets her first and biggest directorial job on the small screen as she sits at the helm of this heart-warming primetime show. Des Garbes-Severino is the head writer while Camille Hermoso-Hafezan is the program manager.  

Soon to soar viewership ratings is the much-awaited Pinoy remake of the hit Koreanovela My Love From The Star. Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado reprises the immensely popular character of Steffi, the popular, beautiful and sought-after actress and endorser. And for the character of Matteo, the extremely intelligent yet cold extra-terrestrial being, GMA Network introduces newest Kapuso actor and heartthrob Gil Cuerva who auditioned for the role. Joining them are Gabby Eigenmann, Glydel Mercado, Christian Bautista, Jackie Rice, Renz Fernandez, Spanky Manikan, Melissa Mendez, Nar Cabico. And to give her own interpretation of My Love From The Star is acclaimed TV and movie director Bb. Joyce BernalDes Garbes-Severino is the head writer while Cathy Ochoa-Perez is the program manager.  
In line with GMA Network’s Lipad 2017 battle cry, Kapuso viewers are in for something grand and spectacular this year with the launch of Mulawin vs. Ravena. This telefantasya is the biggest production of GMA this 2017 as it presents a one-of-a-kind and extraordinary primetime masterpiece. Mulawin vs Ravena is headlined by Drama King Dennis Trillo. Making this primetime offering extra special is Ms Regine Velasquez-Alcasid as she joins her first-ever full length telefantasya. Featuring the hottest young Kapuso love teams Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca UmaliDerrick Monasterio and Bea Binene. Completing the star-studded cast are Chynna Ortaleza, Dion Ignacio, Winwyn Marquez, Kiko Estrada and Roi Vinzon. And to helm this ground-breaking program are two of GMA’s acclaimed directors Dominic Zapata and Don Michael Perez who is also the head writer of the series. Helen Rose Sese is the program manager of Mulawin vs Ravena.  

GMA-7 offers a compelling drama to its Afternoon Prime block with one of Regal Films’ blockbuster movies in 1987 Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa. Set to premiere on January 30, the series is headlined by Julie Anne San Jose, Benjamin Alves, Martin del Rosario and LJ Reyes. With equally important roles are Ara Mina and Ms. Jean Garcia. Joining them are Victor Neri, Allan Paule, Geleen Eugenio, Lharby Policarpio. Directed byGina Alajar, Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa tackles the life struggles of two women intertwined by lost love. Ali Nokom Dedicatoria is the program manager while Marlon Miguel is the head writer.  

Showcasing a story of love, triumph and forgiveness is the original Afternoon Prime series Legally Blind. Kapuso actress Janine Gutierrez tackles her most challenging and mature role as a rape victim who gets blind and who will become a lawyer to seek justice from her perpetrator. She will be paired with two of the Network’s talented leading men: Mikael Daez, Rodjun Cruz. Adding star power to the Afternoon Prime soap are Chanda Romero, Lauren Young, Marc Abaya. Legally Blind is under the helm of actor and TV director Ricky Davao with Christine Novicio as head writer and Redgynn Alba as program manager. 

Another intriguing drama that will surely make the viewers’ glued to their televisions screens is the remake of the successful TV series Impostora. It is also the first GMA-produced TV drama adapted by a foreign country. This soap tells the story Nimfa, an ugly street vendor who willingly undergoes surgery and complete facial reconstruction to pretend to be Rosette, a wealthy and beautiful but unhappily married wife seeking to escape her husband. This highly controversial drama is top billed by Kapuso versatile leading lady Kris Bernal and playing opposite her are versatile actors Rafael Rosell and Ryan Eigenmann. Impostora is under the direction of Albert Langitan with Denoy Punio as head writer and Anthony Pastorpide as the program manager.

GMA Drama unveils another original show using the elements of interview, dramatization, actual videos and photos with Case Solved. Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes is tapped to host this newest docu-drama as he presents to the viewers the know-hows of crime prevention. Under the helm of Direk Albert LangitanLoi Landicho is the head writer while Nini Matilac is the program manager.

GMA Network continues to offer all-out entertainment as it brings in new shows and adds flavour to its trademark programs.

Beginning January 15Sunday afternoons will never be the same as the Kapuso Network brings one-of-a-kind entertainment to its loyal viewers with an exciting and fun game show People vs. The Stars. Hosted by the delightful power couple Drew Arellano and Iya Villania, the program allows celebrities to play for a chance to win two hundred thousand pesos (P200, 000.00) via a variety of eight (8) mind-boggling questions with respective cash values. If the stars fail to answer any of the questions correctly, the question’s cash value will be given to the televiewers by answering the “People Question of the Week” through text. People vs. The Stars is directed by Rico Gutierrez.    

Celebrity Bluff, the multi-awarded comedy game show on Philippine television, returns to Filipino homes for a bigger and amazingly fun new season. This all-original game show will be hosted once again by award-winning game show host, comedienne and actress Eugene Domingo and award-winning actor and TV host Edu Manzano as the Master Bluffer. Celebrity Bluff promises to deliver wholesome fun, laughter and thought-provoking information for the whole family not as a weekly game show but a daily afternoon fare.

Full House Tonight is another pioneering weekly comedy-musical show top billed by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. The outrageously hilarious program unleashes a powerhouse ensemble of comedians, actors and musical artists all set to give Saturday nights a whole new experience beginning February 18. Full House Tonight showcases the sultry Solenn Heussaff, teen idols Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali, all around performer Joross Gamboa and comedians Philip Lazaro, Nar Cabico, Tammy Brown, Terry Gian, Sarah Pagcaliwagan and Kim Idol

GMA Network's Heart of Asia will bring Korea's best drama series this 2017.
The Big One, which will air beginning January 23, is about two doctors trying to save Seoul from a natural disaster and Pretty Woman, a love story that stars Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon, Go Joon-hee, and Choi Siwon. Meanwhile, extra-terrestrial and supernatural teenagers will also take over the morning block, with adventure series Lightning Point and Wolfblood.

Kapuso viewers are in for a fantastic treat as GMA brings the blockbuster films to be aired on free TV. These include Jurassic WorldFurious 7American Sniper, Mad Max: Fury Road, San Andreas, MinionsImagine You & Me, and Enteng Kabisote and the Abangers.

Viewers can only expect better and more innovative programs from GMA Network with the other program launches to watch out for this year including I Heart DavaoD’OriginalsDaig Kayo Ng Lola Ko, Project Achieved, Lip Sync Battle Philippines Season 3 and Text Serye. (30).

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Loreal True Match Foundation Review

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Hello my #VanityFriends! Here I am again with another foundation review. It's true that makeups are addicting so now I understand why a lot of girls keep on buying new ones even if they still have tons of makeups in their vanity area. Believe me guys, I now have more than 10 bottles and tubes of liquid foundations and BB Creams haha.

L'Oréal True Match Foundation Review

Formulated with True Match Technology so you can control coverage and fine-tune it. Ultra-pure formula contains no oils, fragrances, or pore-clogging fillers, so all you see is beautiful, radiant, flawless skin. With vitamins A and C, grapefruit and wheat germ extract to keep your skin nourished, protected and healthy.


Water, isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Isoeicosane, Disteardimonium hectorite, Cetyl Peg / Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphates, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate , Hexyl Laurate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopherol, Panthenol. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide.

Where to buy?

How much?

This super blendable makeup comes in different shades so there's certainly one to fit and match your complexion. I am on a shade W4 or Natural Beige and this one really mimics the color of my skin. Solenn Heussaff said that the secret to a beautiful flawless makeup is a foundation that matches your skin exactly.

I love to apply this liquid foundation using my damp sponge because it gives me a more natural finish without compromising the coverage. If you're a brush user, that will not be a problem since the Loreal True Match Foundation is very easy to blend, perfect for  makeup newbies too.

It comes in a small glass bottle and I am not so impressed with it because it's so vulnerable. Apart from that, the product does not come with a pump so getting out the foundation needs a little effort and I found it unhygienic. I also hate those excess foundations embracing the cap of the bottle.

The P600 is a 30ml kinda reasonable for me because I love this product and the way it makes my face looking flawless and glowing. It gives a medium to full coverage while making my face matte but not flat. Look at this picture:

I am with Jacqy and Princess

The product lasts for hours specially if you're not oily. In my case, since I have a combination skin type, the L'Oréal True Match foundation lasts for more than 5 hours with or without primer. I use this foundation on a daily basis, not just when I'm at home of course.

What I like:
• blendable
• Medium to full coverage
• Matte but not flat
• Lots of shades available
• It lasts
• It's like a second skin
• Not obvious

What I do not like:
• Kinda pricey
• Glass containers
• No pump
• Messy
• Unhygienic

All in all, I highly recommend this Loreal True Match Foundation specially for men out there looking for a perfect foundation that will perfectly match their skin tones. As I've said, this one gives a very natural finish depending on how you blend the product. I also recommend this to my girl readers as this is indeed a great foundation. I've created a video review of this amazing product on my YouTube Channel, feel free to watch it here and oopss don't forget to subscribe. Thanks!

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Lazada Philippines Welcomes the Year of the Rooster with Lucky Deals

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Just in time for the Chinese New Year festivities, is kicking off the celebration with its Lucky 8 flash sales, deals, and exciting promos happening from January 17 to 19, 2017.

Chinese New Year is the best time to indulge in some retail therapy. To celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster, Lazada is offering up to 88% off on items for home and living, electronics, gadgets, fashion and beauty, health and wellness, fitness, and more!


Start the year spick and span with amazing appliances to de-clutter your home. The Imarflex Vacuum Cleaner IV-100R is the perfect dust-proofing tool with its 1.9 kpa suction power. Rechargeable and easy to store, get it for only Php 2,125!

Invest in good quality kitchen tools for more sumptuous meals with loved ones. The Philips HR1680 Jamie Oliver Hand Blender is a great purchase with its Titanium-coated blade, 650W/60Hz power with chopper and whisk accessories. A steal for only Php 3,507!

Clean through the hardest grooves, and the dirtiest tiles and floors with the Black and Decker Electric Pressure Washer. This electric pressure washer is a great bargain exclusively offered by The SM Store for only Php 2,995.

Families also get their share of fun with discounts on musical instruments and equipment. Learn to play the guitar with a Thomson Acoustic Guitar w/ Pickup TS410.  Made of mahogany, spruce and rosewood, you can start strumming away for only Php 4,229.

For electric guitars, the Thomson Heavy Duty Guitar Amplifier with built-in Overdrive is a perfect choice with its 15 Watt Output Power, 24dB@10khz treble control – a steal at Php 3,149.


Work your way through a healthier 2017 with the Sunbanker 724C Magnetic Manual Treadmill.  With its 8-level tension control, 250lbs user weight capacity and health monitoring LCD features, users can run and keep fit at the comfort of their own home! Get this for only Php 7,888.

Explore new places and exciting destinations with the XiX R1 Mountain Bike made of alloy material with a steel fork and seat post. Get your healthy fix of workout and adventure for only Php 4,888.

For the fashion savvy, get discounts up to 70% on watches from Casio, Geneva and Invicta, as well as fashionable shoulder bags and backpacks from JanSport and Elena.

Prioritize health and beauty with great offers from Burt's Bees, L'Oreal, Nivea and Crest. Get as much as 50% off on products for makeup and personal care.


Enjoy a mix of work and play with Lenovo Phab 16GB (Black). Experience faster speed and good online connectivity with its 4250 mAh battery life, 13MP camera, Android OS v5.1 operating system, and dual sim feature, all for only Php 4,499.

Stay connected with everyone you love with the Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 7 8GB (Black). With its Windows 10 operating system and 1.1GHz Quad Core processor, users can not only connect, but also enjoy playing games, browsing online through its 7-inch resolution screen and taking photos with its 5MP front camera. Yours for only Php 3,299.

Capture milestones and priceless memories with the GoPro Hero5 12MP 4K Ultra HD Action Camera offered at a special price of Php 18,888, W8 Ultra HD 2" Wi-Fi Sports Action Camera offered at a special price of Php 1,688, and the Yi Dash Camera for only Php 3,199.

Lazada Philippines gives you enough reasons to shop more and spend less with the loudest offers this year of the Rooster! It’s time to let go of the old and welcome the new with all the lucky deals featured in this 3-day sale. Lazada Philippines offers a wide range of discounts for anyone and everyone from big brands such as Lenovo, Bosch, Penshoppe, and Olay. Shop and get lucky. Visit or download the mobile app for free.

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Otsuka Placenta C Jelly Review

by 11:35 PM
Hello my #VanityFriends! How are you doing? Here's another late product review for you. I should've posted this article last November but because I was so busy with events, building my YouTube channel and these past holidays, I didn't get the chance to publish it. I apologize for that but the product that I am talking about is...

Otsuka Placenta C Jelly Review

This is the number one beauty & diet innovation in Japan! Each pack of delicious Mango flavored Skin C placenta jelly contains 15000 mg of premium placenta extract which has been processed using a special manufacturing system to eliminate those peculiar odors. Individually packed portions of jelly are convenient and easy to eat. Unique enzyme decomposition processing allows the collagen, placenta peptides and hyaluronic acids to be easily absorbed by our bodies. This placenta and collagen beauty diet supplement is both safe and diet-friendly.

• Placenta Extract 132,000 mg
• Low molecular collagen peptide 66,000 mg
• Elastin 220 mg
• Proteoglycan 13 mg
• Vitamin C 465 mg
• Mangosteen Extract 111 mg
• Bird's Nest Extract 111 mg

Eat 1 pack per day as a dessert or snack.

Where to buy?

How much?
P1,080 (31 STICKS)

I was honestly doubtful about its taste at first but I was wrong because it tastes like my favorite Jelly Ace and I'm enjoying it. If I can only eat two sticks per day I would haha. Kidding aside, it really tastes good and I'm eating it everyday right after lunch or sometimes dinner. You really cannot tell that it contains Placenta because of its appetizing smell and sweet taste.

This Otsuka Placenta C Jelly promises to give us a younger and glowing skin. Is it true? Hmmm well... I must say somehow! It makes my skin supple and glowing but I didn't notice any whitening effect. It also didn't help in reducing the appearance of my enlarged pores (Guys if you know a remedy for large pores please comment it below please!)

In my 31 days of taking this product, the best thing that I've noticed is that, it makes my skin look firm and flawless specially on my legs area. I enjoyed wearing shorts during those times because my legs were extra glowing hehe. And ohhh! I also noticed that my forehead was extra stretched or I don't know how you call it but it feels like I don't have much fine lines on my forehead haha.

What I like:
• Yummy taste
• Formulation
• Trusted brand
• Can be bought from a legit online store
• Made my legs glowing
• Made my skin supple
• Separate packaging
• Reduces the appearance of my fine lines

What I don't like:
• It didn't help in shrinking my pores
• A bit expensive
• The excess juice when you open the product is a little sticky
• Not readily available
• I didn't see significant skin lightening
• The labels on the packaging doesn't have English translations

All in all, this is a great anti aging and glow booster supplement. If you wanna achieve that kutis na pino or supple glowing skin, I recommend this product also, I'm sure you'll enjoy the taste of this Otsuka Placenta C Jelly as much as I did. If you're looking for a quick skin whitener or something to close your pores, this is not the product for you.

The product is sponsored by Cheska's Store for me to try and share you my experience. Regardless, I only recommend products that I personally tried and tested. The views and statements above were based on my opinion and honest feedback. Please take my review as a guide and not as a pattern. Take it with a pinch of salt.

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