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Awesome Ways to Celebrate You This Summer

 

It’s that hottest time of the year! Once again, everything related to summer is in the air. Suddenly, everyone is in a sizzling mood, and thinking of ways to cool down, just as the temperature heats up.

 

Summer is the best season to celebrate the most important person in the world: you! It’s a season to flaunt yourself, take time out, and spend time on people and things you love most Admit it, when was the last time you actually celebrated you? With all the deadlines, and things to attend to, why not spend the day taking care of you?

 

Go on a Spa Date

 

When was the last time you pampered yourself? Summer is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and get that massage you’ve been dreaming of. It’s time to turn off your cellphones, close your datebooks, and simply the enjoy the day de-stressing!

 

Go Somewhere Spontaneous

 

Ditch the idea of wallowing the whole day and spending it watching movie and TV marathons. That was so ten years ago and in this era; you have the power to do something great even if you’re doing it alone! Go on that beach trip you’ve always wanted to go to or finally take the risk and jet off to an exotic location, even for just a weekend. It is best to remember that you don’t need anyone to have an adventure.

 

Make a Pact to Improve on You

 

One of the best ways to love yourself is to take care of yourself. While you may live a busy life, it is important to take the time to evaluate your lifestyle choices and make the necessary changes. A happier, more positive life begins by making the right choices. If you find yourself stressed all the time, maybe it’s time to de-clutter your schedule and adopt a healthier lifestyle. While this may seem like a humongous task, it begins with small steps, the number one being taking more water.

 

Water not only helps in keeping you physically fit, but it also helps keeping you mentally strong as well. Summit Natural Drinking Water has long kept Philippine National Athletes stay on tip-top shape with minerals that help them maintain superior concentration. Having a bottle of Summit with you wherever you go will definitely make you instantly sharp and focused at all times.

 

By taking on small steps like taking more water, getting into a sport you enjoy, and being kinder to yourself in general, you will create a better version of you.

So this year, don’t be afraid of summer. Celebrate you and the season of the sun!

 About Summit Natural Drinking Water

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Summit Natural Drinking Water is the official bottled water of Philippine Olympic athletes. It has helped aspiring Filipino athletes maintain superior concentration and athletic edge with minerals that boost their hydration level. It comes from natural underground sources around Mt. Makiling in Laguna and is further processed by ionization and filtration, making it clean and refreshing. For more information on the drink that empowers you to reach for it, visit www.facebook.com/SummitNaturalDrinkingWater.

As e-commerce sites continue to grow bigger, and stores and boutiques move toward the digital space to rake in more customers, it’s become essential for business owners to be knowledgeable about processing online payments. In order to ensure the security and safety of online transactions with your customers, here are a few things to remember for online business owners:

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1.    See if the billing address is the same as the shipping address.

One way to see transactions are legitimate is by comparing the customers’ billing address with their shipping address. Having the product shipped to an address that is different from the billing address should raise a red flag, and could indicate fraudulent transactions.

2.    Ensure that your digital service provider has SSL certificates.

It’s your responsibility as a business owner to ensure that your digital service provider complies with security standards. Although there are many service providers that provide payment processing, not all of these meet standards for credit card transactions. Check to see if the level of security you’re being given is enough, and switch to another provider if you’re not satisfied.

One way of ensuring payments are secure is by using SSL certifications such as Globalsign and Verisign. SSL certificates on a website means that the site is prepared to process secure sessions with the browsers. After establishing a secure connection, the transactions may now be able to go through the web server while ensuring that the browser is secure.

3.    Verify if the person making the purchase is the authorized holder.

There are some transactions that will require you to make sure that person making the transaction is indeed the owner of the account. Such transactions include mail order or telephone order transactions. To verify that the transaction came from the card holder, ask for the billing address. People who are trying to commit fraud will most likely not know the billing address of the card holder.

4.    Remember that you are liable for online transactions.

You also need to be vigilant and to constantly monitor online security as your business highly depends on it. Know that you’re liable for all credit and debit card activities that transpire on your site, including fraudulent purchases. It’s not the responsibility of the payment-processing service you utilize, nor is it the responsibility of the customers’ banks. This is why you need to do your best to ensure the safety and security of people buying on your site.

Keep in mind that a customer may file a complaint against your company any time they see that there has been an unauthorized use of their credit or debit cards. Be prepared for this, and try to come up with steps on how you can deal with each card use disputes.

5.    Secure a DTI permit.

Another way for securing transactions and boosting the credibility of your site to your potential customers is through securing a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) permit for all the products and services you’re selling online. This will boost customer confidence about your business. Make sure to include your DTI permit number in the details of the items you are selling.

6.    Research about partner merchants.

If your site sells products from other companies, be sure to do your research first. Before partnering up with suppliers or merchants, ask for feedback from past businesses that have worked with these businesses. Partnering with fraudulent merchants will compromise not only the good name of your company, but your customers’ security as well.

7.    Know Your Options

There are several ways to process online payments and the more you know about, the easier it will be for you to choose the most suitable one for you and your customers. Credit card application and payments are acceptable worldwide so if you make this available, you’ll be able to draw in more customers, who can easily make a Citibank credit card online payment or a Standard Chartered credit card online payment to avail of the product or service that you offer. PayPal is another option you should look into, as well as third-party payment processing services.

These are just some of the key points you need to know about when establishing an online payment processing system for your shop. You have the responsibility to ensure that your online transactions are secure, and when you take all the abovementioned steps, there will be less complaints and headaches coming from irate customers.

Fish can be enjoyed not only during Lent and Holy Week, but also all-year-round at Siklab, The Bistro Group’ssignature Filipino restaurant. Introducing the newest addition to their barbeque selection, the Tuna Panga that is so tunarrific, you’ll crave for more all year long.

With a wide array of Filipino dishes to choose from, Siklabcan now satisfy your seafood craving whatever the season. For Php 395 for a one-kilo serving, this Tuna Panga is perfect for sharing with your friends and family. Marinated and grilled to perfection and served with Siklab’s special sauce, this panga is guaranteed to make your jaw drop in satisfaction.

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Visit Siklab now at the 3rd floor, Greenbelt 3 and go taste the tunarrificgoodness for yourself!

Outbreak 2014

 

Zombies will once again invade the metro, this time inside the walls of the majestic Intramuros. Touted as Operation Stronghold, the mission of this Outbreak is to free Dr. Alfonso Adarna from the evil fanatical band of brothers. It’s the familiar fear but with a whole new level of terror presented by the brotherhood, all within the intricate interiors of the famed walled city. It’s an Outbreak like you’ve never seen before!

Giving runners the hydration to help them complete their mission is Summit Natural Drinking Water, while Nestea in a Bottle will be there to refresh the first 2 waves of the run.

Reserve your strength, save the date, and sign up for the mission, happening on April 5. For more information, visit www.outbreakmanila.com and like Summit and Nestea Philippines on Facebook.

Summer is the most active season of the year and we get to soak in the sun for full six months or so since Philippines is a tropical island. The best way to enjoy the sunny side of the day is by having healthy skin!

Skin is the largest organ of our body. This is where we “live”. This is the first barrier of our body, the first “defense”, the “wall”, the protective wall. That said, it’s as important to take care of it just the way we do to other internal organs. Unfortunately, the skin is usually one of the most neglected parts of the body. The neglecting part includes not minding what we apply to our skin.

We should make sure that what we use to our skin is not just effective but most of all – safe, and one proof to be sure it’s safe is if the product is original!

Just like the original Kojie.san kojic acid soap!

  • Kojie.san is the first kojic acid soap to be commercially available in the Philippine market.

-       and compared to other local brands, Kojie.san is more affordable and locally available in almost all stores nationwide.

  • Kojie.san has a micro peeling effect, which makes it a potent whitening product.

-       it does remove dirt and sebum on initial use, leaving it clean, smooth and when rinse with cold water makes skin poreless. It also brightens skin and eliminates pimples on the long run. Since Kojie.san jas micro peeling effect, this is best use at night right before bed time hence allowing other night products to sink in to just freshly exfoliated skin and not clogged with foundation and makeup.

  • Kojie.san does not contain any harmful chemicals.

-       we need to embrace the skin we are in and we need to keep it on its best shape! Mind the ingredients you apply on your skin, make sure you are using only the original kojic acid! Original Kojie.san soaps doesn’t have harmful chemicals hence keeping skin at its whitest without compromising its health.

  • Kojie.san contains antioxidants and 100% all natural ingredients

- maximize your investment on kojic acid soap, have whitening and antioxidant rolled into one bar with Kojie.san soap!

Aside from the major points mentioned above, Kojie.san is has a nice fragrance and could exfoliate skin to less than 3minutes without the burning feeling. This whitening soap is perfect for oily skin.

Remember, when you buy fake soaps, you’re not just compromising the quality of the product, you also are just saving coins for future damage which includes skin cancer by the way.

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Be original! Only buy original Kojie.san kojic acid soap!

Championing a Cause: A Purposeful Life is a Successful Life

Reach, Aspire, and Persevere to Make the World a Better Place

Success is often defined by one’s personal triumph, but there have been a few, inspiring individuals who broke the code and found success in helping others. These people live a life of purpose, one meant to make the world a better place, and this is what their personal success is all about. While there is nothing wrong in wanting to improve one’s life through personal gains and success, there is also a different joy associated with living a life dedicated to others.

Championing a cause isn’t difficult. You don’t have to be famous or even rich in order to do something that can change the world.

Reach for a Cause

The only way to be dedicated to what you do is to be passionate about it. This is true even in the causes we choose to support. Each person is wired differently and has different things that they want to change about the world. The first step in championing a cause is finding one by asking the following questions: what makes you tick, what is close to your heart, what is it that you want to change the most about the world. Once you find the answers to these questions, you will be able to find a cause to spend time on, like raising funds for, volunteering time at, and spreading information about worthwhile organizations.

Aspire to Make It Happen

The next step to finding what you are passionate about is turning it into reality. The first step is to contact an organization that is committed to your cause. Having someone to help you is the best way to get it started. To make the experience more memorable, you can also ask close friends and family to join you in starting your cause.

Persevere and Don’t Give Up

Just like any goal, it will take a while to see the results, but don’t let that discourage you. Always remind yourself of why you started in the first place, and remember who you are doing it for. The purpose is enough to help you stay focused and motivated. Just think of the lives you will be changing, and you will be strong enough to weather any difficulty in the process of reaching your goal.

Helping you live a purposeful life is Summit Natural Drinking Water. A long-time supporter of the Philippine National Athletes, Summit is a strong believer that true success can be found in using our personal accolades in helping others reach for theirs.

summitJef Mendoza, Senior Brand Manager of Summit says, “We’ve always been passionate about supporting the dreams of our national athletes. For us at Summit, helping them reach their dreams is the true measure of our success.”

BDJ Box brought yet another wave of beauty socializing last Sunday at Samsung hall, SM Aura! This is their first beauty social event for 2014 and is sure was full of surprises!

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free skin consulatation at Biokos booth

Can you believe Max Factor gave out samples of their new not yet released foundation exclusively for BDJ box bellas?

Beauty tips, facial massages, hair makeovers, makeup sessions and raffle prizes is just crazy!

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Talk no. 1 – MaxFactor

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My talk number 2 – Benefit Cosmetics

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With my preggy cousin Iccha at the Benefit booth! #benebabes

I had a Godiva facial massage and a CoverGirl makeover by Ms. Saab of @makeuphaven! Not just that, I got to get the eyeliner that Ms. Saab used to me on a discounted price! :) woohoo!

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Cute girly makeup stash from Canmake

We had fun, we learned a lot and we took home a goodie bag!

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Too Cool for School, Max Factor, Ellana

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Godiva, Yves Rocher, Cure

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 Celeteque, PAC, Cosmopolitan

I so cant wait to try this new to me sunblock! :))

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Thank you so much Ms. Darlyn Ty and to the BDJ Box team for bringing this wonderful and not to mention generous event to empower modern women!

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