October 23, 2018

Talent that knows no impossibilities

A big voice in her own right, Jessica Sanchez is back to perform with an edgier look and a sound that is her own. Catch up with the powerhouse voice on November 10, 2018 in her self-entitled concert “Jessica Sanchez with special guest Martin Nievera” happening at The Theatre at Solaire.

Jessica Sanchez’s story is one that begins when a shy 16-year old girl dominated the stage with a voice that can go head-to-head with some of history’s icons. It may seem like she was dealt a lucky card, but behind the curtains, it couldn’t be anywhere near the truth.

“I was so young when American Idol happened,” she says. “I learned so much from the show, the people, and the experience afterwards. It prepared me for what was to come, the constant hustle and hard work.”

Born from immigrant parents who have established their lives in the United States and being in one of the world’s most watched singing competitions, one would hear many Filipinos say Jessica Sanchez was living the American dream. Some argued, however, that she was too American to be celebrated by Filipinos, adding the fact that she has never set foot in the Philippines prior her AI stint. But it was this opportunity that helped her touch base with a part of her identity that she has yet to fully discover.

“My first time being in the Philippines was for the Idol tour. I was so excited for my first trip to my mom’s homeland. It all happened so fast, but I remember it being full of amazing food, amazing people and amazing moments.” Jessica recalls.

The impact of the memories has not evaded her. In the years that followed, the Philippines saw Jessica perform on local television programs, radio shows, and held a concert for her freshman album. Her constant appearance has prompted most to wonder whether she will be back again, or maybe stay for good. Although with no certainty just yet, Jessica shares, “I try to visit at least once a year. I’m half-Filipino so I’m always wanting to learn and experience more of the culture.”

Contrary to stated prejudices, Jessica is more Filipino than meets the eye. Just like other Filipinos who quest for greener pastures under the star-spangled flag, she also fell prey to the unforgiving eyes of those who saw her as an outsider, sticking out amid fair skin, corn-hued hair and colored sights. Despite the fragility that her youth has handed, her voice set her apart – a voice that commands and resists to be contained. And just as what her Pinoy compatriots do best, she persisted with an awakened innate resiliency - a Filipino quality that ultimately shaped her. She says that times have changed, and minds are more open, especially in the business of entertainment. Truly, Hollywood has seen an influx of Filipino heritage gracing its regal red carpets. Apl de Ap of the popular group Black Eyed Peas – someone who Jessica considers as a friend – is one that has made a dent in the once highly exclusive music industry, and has at the same time, continued to wave the three stars and the sun. 

“It’s been harder in the past for Asian Americans to make a name in the industry, but I feel that now, it isn’t impossible.”

Believing that Filipino talent knows no impossibilities, Solaire’s Director for Entertainment Audie Gemora shares what’s special about this concert, “We were all witness to how Jessica rose above every challenge she had to face in the cutthroat Hollywood scene. Although she has found her footing in the United States, this concert will represent rediscovering her Filipino roots and bringing her beloved Filipino fans with her in that journey. The night’s performances will speak of every Filipino artist’s hustle that each must go through to make it in the music industry, and more importantly, the potential to become a global sensation.” 

Now 23, Jessica has kept the momentum going, but at her own pace, “These past years have been filled with traveling internationally for events, concerts, and recordings, but I’ve also taken some time to step back and find myself as an artist.”

Her upcoming concert will show her evolution and versatility as an artist with songs that are deemed as Filipino favorites such as “I Will Always Love You”, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and “I Have Nothing”, which are coincidentally, among her Idol performance repertoire. This night will also see a new Jessica that’s bolder and grittier as she sings R&B songs alike that speak of her edge and vibrancy.

It has been seven years since her almost-victory. Bitter-sweet as it may sound, Jessica still feels blessed. “I am able to live my life doing what I love. I was given a platform on Idol when I was 16 and have accomplished things I’ve dreamed of," she says.

Even with the dominant Western look and feel brought by the land that cradled her, she continues to beat blood in her veins that epitomizes what the Filipino talent can reach and the kind of stage that it deserves.

For tickets to “Jessica Sanchez with Special Guest Martin Nievera” Concert, call TicketWorld at 891-9999.

October 21, 2018

ASIA’S TOP FACE MASK NOW WITHIN REACH : 7-Eleven brings My Beauty Diary to the Philippines

Our skin deserves as much care and attention as any part of the body. It is exposed daily to harsh sunlight, pollution, and dirt which may lead to blemishes and premature signs of aging. Skip the hassle of concealing your imperfections by having a go-to skincare product that can easily keep your skin healthy and youthful-looking! 

A worthy addition to any beauty routine that promises easy application and outstanding results has finally come to the Philippines. Now there’s no need to ask for friends to bring it back home whenever they travel abroad or even wait for days for online shopping sites to deliver to your doorstep, as Asia’s leading and award-winning face mask, My Beauty Diary is now conveniently available in 7-Eleven stores in Luzon. 

My Beauty Diary facial mask is a must-have skincare product designed to cater to Asian skin. It's also known to be effective in making your skin glow even after just one use! It’s easy to apply; all you have to do is take out the sheet mask, apply it directly to your face, and let it stay on for a few minutes. 

It’s literally as simple as 1-2-3! 

So take a break, pamper your skin, and escape from the stress of everyday life with My Beauty Diary! 

Now, treating yourself to something special is simpler and more accessible as 7-Eleven is bringing two variants of My Beauty Diary to the country: Black Pearl​ and Arbutin Brightening. Both contain unique ingredients such as Aquaroad and Cosphingo that provide a penetrative and long-lasting effect. 

The Black Pearl Mask is created for skin whitening and moisturizing. It contains hydrolyzed soy, rice protein extract, and licorice essence, which provide intense hydration to the deep layers of the skin. It also contains the natural active ingredient black pearl, which whitens and softens the skin. This variation is a popular choice for skincare enthusiasts as it can show noticeable results after one use due to plenty of essences in one single pack! 

Meanwhile, Arbutin Brightening Mask is developed for skin whitening and skin elasticity. It contains a popular whitening ingredient, Arbutin, extracted from a bearberry plant and scientifically proven to be effective in protecting the skin from harmful UV rays as well as preventing melanin formation. As a result, it makes the skin whiter and more radiant, all the while making the skin firmer and smoother. 

My Beauty Diary is considered the leading face mask brand in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and Taiwan. It has been feted with recognitions like Best Mask by Cosmopolitan in Thailand, Best Selling Facial Mask and Experts’ and Consumers’ Choice in Singapore in 2015, and the Cosme Best Cosmetics Award - First Place in Japan. It has also been honored with various awards in its home country, Taiwan. 

Just this past June, My Beauty Diary once again took the limelight as it was the only face mask brand included in the official gift bag provided to the presenters, performers, and awardees at the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards. 

Pampering yourself have never been more convenient, now that My Beauty Diary is at 7-Eleven! My Beauty Diary’s Black Pearl and Arbutin Brightening face masks both retail for PhP89 each in 7-Eleven stores in Luzon.

For more information, visit www.7-eleven.com.ph.

OLX participates in Cebu Auto Show 2018

OLX, the world’s leading classifieds platform, recently joined the Cebu Auto Show, one of the biggest automotive events in the country. During the event held at the SM Seaside Sky Hall, OLX gave away prizes and freebies to participants who joined the brand’s booth activities. Conceived as one of the regional installments of the iconic Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), the 11th Cebu Auto Show gathered a total of 44 booths composed of seven vehicle brands, two motorcycle brands, and a long list of auto parts and car accessories sellers. 

Photo shows OLX Philippines sales support lead Paula Barrun Puyat (2nd from left) with telesales account officer Roy Finuliar (center) and corporate sales manager Maristel Lim, together with OLX Cebu Auto Show 2018 models Sophia Custodio (leftmost) and Flevany Tangayan (rightmost).


Expect to hear all your favorite MLTR hits such as “25 Minutes”, “That’s Why You Go Away”, “The Actor”, “Paint My Love”, “Out Of The Blue”, “Take Me To Your Heart”, “Sleeping Child”, and more.

Michael Learns To Rock (MLTR), Denmark's biggest pop-rock band, will be doing a 4-city Philippine Tour in December as part of its Still Asian Tour 2018/2019.

Produced by Ovation Productions, the multi-platinum selling trio of Jascha Richter, Mikkel Lentz, and Kåre Wanscher will be performing December 4 at SMX Convention Center in Davao, December 6 at Santa Rosa Sports Coliseum, Santa Rosa Laguna, December 7 at Waterfront Hotel Cebu, and December 9 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 
MLTR will also be performing cuts from their 9th studio album “Still”, released in March this year, featuring the hit songs “Everything You Need” and “Hiding Away from Life”. 
Since their debut album in 1991, MLTR has released multiple hit singles with global record sales of over 11 million physical albums, more than 6 million paid downloads, estimated 50 million video views on YouTube, and more than 50 million streams on Spotify. 
The MLTR story is not only one of the most successful to ever come out of Denmark, but also a story of an exception: their path to success has never been about scandals, divorce, drugs or any extreme way of living. It has always been about the music. MLTR is simply about great pop songs that resonate with people all over the world, especially Filipinos.
Michael Learns To Rock has played in excess of 600 concerts across the world with no signs of stopping.
Come join MLTR this December in their much awaited Philippine Tour and sing-along to all of their hit songs.
(Araneta concert tickets are now available via TicketNet and www.ticketnet.com.ph. Provincial concerts available via SM Tickets and www.smtickets.com

For more info, call TicketNet (02)911-5555, SM Tickets (02) 470-2222, or Ovation Productions (02) 532-8883.)

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Michael Learns To Rock is off to their 2018 Philippine Tour! Catch them LIVE at a city near you!
December 6 | Sta. Rosa Sports Coliseum, Laguna
December 7 | Waterfront Hotel, Cebu
December 9 | Smart Araneta Coliseum

Get tickets!

Provincial shows - smtickets.com / 470-2222
Araneta show (AVAILABLE STARTING OCT 17) - ticketnet.com.ph / 911-5555

Marian Rivera and Maine Mendoza for Maxi-Peel ZERO

Marian Rivera: The Maine Inspiration 

Maine Mendoza follows in the footsteps of Marian Rivera and makes the shift to Maxi-Peel Zero!

Marian and Maine treats themselves as sisters,  as they belong in one management,  as they said,  one family.

During the media conference recently, Maine shared that she is really honored and happy to be with her "Ate Marian" whom she trust, respect and be inspiration on many things on their projects and even on personal matters.

Marian told us that they are really on same pasions and endeavors in life.

Marian Rivera

Since her early days in showbiz, Primetime Queen Marian Rivera has been an icon of beauty and sophisticated grace. Her radiant glow, along with her dedication to her family and many advocacies, has earned her a rightful pedestal as one of the country’s top celebrities.

Marian’s beauty is timeless. Classic. And her flawless skin has been taken care of by a brand she has stayed loyal to for over 10 years, Maxi-Peel. Her supporters who have watched her grow in the industry love her candor and authenticity—so much so that they’ve also supported every brand she chose to work with, knowing that she’d only endorse products she has a genuine regard for. Marian has been a long-standing partner of Maxi-Peel, ensuring that every campaign they release is more successful than their last one.

To put it simply, she is an inspiration to everyone who knows her name, including the Phenomenal Star . 

Maine Mendoza

For days, it has been hot news that Maine has switched from her old cleanser and will be joining Marian in endorsing Maxi-Peel ZERO, an innovative new micro-exfoliant that promises glowing and radiant skin. Her main reason for making the switch? Her ate, Marian Rivera.

Much like Marian, Maine’s rise to stardom can be attributed to her candidness on and off the screen. In an industry that thrives on playing roles, Maine’s fans remained loyal to her because of her youthful spark and bona fide authenticity to herself and to everyone else. Every product she ever endorsed was a successful sold out situation that drew snaking lines and top trending topics on launch day.

Maine’s natural self is her best feature. Her effortless beauty is the desire of millions of her loyal supporters. And it won’t be long before those supporters make the switch to the latest addition to Maine’s beauty arsenal and the secret to her glowing skin, Maxi-Peel ZERO.

Maxi-Peel ZERO

With both Marian and Maine working together, it’s safe to say that this might be the most powerful endorsement tandem we’ve seen in years. Their influence across all ages transcends beyond social media, print, and TV mediums. Maxi-Peel, with both Marian and Maine’s loyal support, is truly a force to be reckoned with.

The Science Behind Zero 

The road to clearer skin is a confusing jumble of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums, and so many more overwhelming terms. Are you oily, dry, sensitive, or all three? Why are you breaking out? In a country where humidity and pollution are your ultimate acne inducers, when do you draw the line between “I need this” and “No, my skin might not be able to handle that”?

The solution might be as simple as an innovative new frontrunner in the beauty and skincare industry—Maxi-Peel ZERO. 

Here’s the tea: Maxi-Peel ZERO is the pioneering micro-exfoliant made up of skin renewal properties that remove dead skin cells and help prevent the development of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. It contains salicylic acid which aids in penetrating the layers of the face, lifting away dirt, oil, and other skin impurities to inhibit your pores from clogging. It also has lactic acid and glycolic acid which act as exfoliators that gently lift away the outer layer of the skin cells, bringing new skin to the surface. And to top it all, these benefits are readily achieved, with zero peeling and zero redness! 

Maxi-Peel ZERO is also full of good skin vitamins such as vitamin A to eliminate acne and improve aging skin, vitamin C to protect skin cells from damage, vitamin E to moisturize, ease dryness, and strengthen skin UV-defense, and vitamin B3 to boost hydration and brighten the skin. 

Now you might be wondering, “Can’t my regular cleanser do all that?” Most facial cleansers only have two main objectives: removing dirt and reducing acne-causing bacteria. But many, if not all, dermatologists would recommend to use an exfoliator. Why? Because removing dead skin cells is essential to revealing the fresh, new skin beneath. 

Here’s where Maxi-Peel ZERO comes in handy. As a micro-exfoliant, Maxi-Peel ZERO is a potent yet gentle solution with quick effects. In fact, it’s safe for daily use and effective in preventing your skin from breaking out while maintaining a radiant glow. 

Maxi-Peel ZERO is best for people constantly on the go. With pollution and everyday stress as their main foes, this product gives them the convenience of a simpler skin regimen with even better results than a regular facial cleanser. It also won’t burn holes through their pockets with an SRP of Php75. It promises anti-acne benefits, smoothening, and skin lightening. Zero breakout, zero hassle!



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