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Why You Need a Cabin Zero Bag

Deo and I have been restaurateurs for half a year already. Given that we're very hands on with Shibusa 渋さ, our plans to go out of town or abroad tend to get pushed back. Thankfully, we found time to squeeze in a quick break before we resume our nano restaurant's operations. Do visit Shibusa 渋さ at 38 Mayaman Street, Diliman, Quezon City starting June 22 onwards!

Anyway, I never got to master the art of packing light. Even for overnight trips, I bring 3 to 4 sets of clothes (for shoot purposes), extra shoes, swimwear options, makeup bag, camera, laptop, toiletries, and other essentials. It's either I carry a luggage or 2 travel bags just to fit everything in. What more if I'm traveling for 3 days or so? :p


Cabin Zero probably heard my packing struggles and sent me exactly what I needed for traveling - a cabin-sized bag with 44L capacity but lightweight! YOU NEED THIS, TOO!


On me: top courtesy of Oeuvre Clothing | skirt courtesy of Style Flick
footwear courtesy of Marikina Sole | Cabin Zero bag


Why should YOU get your own Cabin Zero bag?

44L capacity but lightweight! Mentioning again because that's downright amazing! There's nothing worse than going places with a heavy suitcase.

★ Made with strong, durable materials, with YKK Lockable Zippers.


★ Their bags are airline approved - fit within the standard cabin bag dimensions of most airlines (55 x 40 x 20cm).

One of my favorite features: Never ever lose your bag with Cabin Zero's lifetime protection! Your Cabin Zero bag has a built in Global Airline Standard Luggage Tracker Tag. This ensures that your bag can be traced back to you in case it gets lost (or even stolen). All you have to do is to register your bag online with Okoban.com.

★ 10 years full warranty, guaranteed! If that's not enough for you, head over to their Facebook page and they'll automatically upgrade your warranty to 25 years. ;)


It's official - I'm in love with Cabin Zero! Don't get surprised if you see me overusing this bag in all of my upcoming trips! Hahaha!

SPECIAL TREAT: This June, you can get 10% OFF on your Cabin Zero purchase when you key in "CZARNIE" upon check out. Go and shop away!

Once I launch my vlog (channel's gonna be up very soon!), I'm planning to publish a What's In My Bag video featuring Cabin Zero in the next few episodes. Who's up for that? :)


Deo and I are certainly ready for what's ahead! Our staycation at Seda Vertis North was the breather we needed. The next few months are surely going to be crazy, but we're armed with guts and a full heart... so that should be enough. :)


Oh, and in case you haven't read his latest blog post yet, do drop by www.deomontuerto.com! Gents, better bookmark that style guide! ;)

Pinoy Favorites on a Food Truck | Joy Ride by NutriAsia

Happy 119th Independence Day, Pilipinas! ♡

To be frank, there are days when it's hard to love the Philippines because of the crazy traffic, transport systems, wars or scary attacks, government (and its officials), and even people's own discipline. It's sad how, at times, we don't feel safe in our own country. But whenever I think about the beauty of our islands, hospitality of the locals, values taught by our elders, talented Pinoys, our ability to stand up after amidst calamities, and richness and diversity of our culture, I tend to forget the problems we face as a nation and fall in love with the Philippines all over again.

Oh, and how could I forget about the food?! Cuisines from every province in this country have delicious and distinct flavors - like it's fiesta in every bite! With that, celebrations are more fun in the Philippines!



Mahal pa rin kita, Pilipinas!


There's no better way to celebrate Independence Day than with Filipino comfort food! NutriAsia released a Joy Ride food truck in Luneta last June 12, offering Pinoy favorites using the company's quality products.


Prices at Joy Ride were only from Php40 to Php80. NutriAsia made their offerings as affordable as possible so everyone can taste their food creations! The serving portions are likewise larger than average, perfect for salu-salo.


We got to try out Adoburrito - a combination of the popular adobo and burrito, with flavor options like Spicy Adobo or Humba Adobo.

Aside from that, we also got to munch on the Pinoy Chicken Slider served with pandesal and the Siga Bagnet Wrap, which is prepared using Mang Tomas Siga (a spicy version of the regular Mang Tomas sauce). It also has Datu Puti vinegar and cucumber to give it a kick.


Of course, Pinoy street food's not complete without Skinny Chix! This dish is made crunchier and more flavorful by using NutriAsia's recently launched, first-in-the-market Golden Fiesta Big Crunch Fry and Shake, a breading mix in smoked barbeque, cheese, and sour cream variants. SO GOOD!


Datu Puti in the flesh! Hahaha!

The secret to Pinoy food? Make everything well-seasoned! Chef Gala said, "When one has excellent condiments to work with, it is easy to adjust the taste and formulate the recipes. Cooking becomes masarap masaya."


Witty, yummmy refreshments from Locally! From mangosteen, guyabano, kamias, dalandan, and kalamansi, NutriAsia guarantees that these are all locally sourced!


Joy Ride by NutriAsia might come near your place soon so make sure to watch out! Like their Facebook page for updates.

FIT ME: Best-Seller and Most Awaited Foundation by Maybelline

The US best-seller and much-raved about foundation from Maybelline New York is finally here in the Philippines! I'm sure you're all excited to get your hands on the Fit Me! product line! ;)

Do you find it hard to pick the best foundation shade for your skin tone? Most brands carry just 4 shades (or less), and they don't usually match our color. We end up getting the closest shade instead without feeling totally satisfied. Now, we won't have to settle! Maybelline's Fit Me! is now readily accessible in all Maybelline counters nationwide.

Fit Me! has 10 shades to choose from so Filipinas can easily find their flawless fit. Aside from the said wide range, the products offer a Matte + Poreless finish so our skin will stay fresh and smooth even in the tropics.



During the launch of Fit Me, we got first dibs on the collection through a glam makeover, followed by a shoot with Sara Black. I'll share with you the outtakes soon! Makeup artists were present to assist us in choosing the perfect shade.


Oh, and by the way, Fit Me! is available in 4 different formats - the Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation, the Fit Me Foundation Stick, the Fit Me Pressed Powder, and the Fit Me Concealer. Best part? They're all suitable for oily skin.

The wide selection might overwhelm you, but don't worry because the staff of Maybelline will happily assist you in picking your shade in counters.


Fit Me! Liquid Foundation (Php399.00)
My shade: 228 (Soft Tan)

What this product does is that it mattifies your skin, blurs pores, and controls shine - giving you a natural, seamless finish. 


It comes in 10 shades.


Fit Me! Foundation Stick (Php399.00) 
My shade: 220 (Natural Beige)

If you're on-the-go, you can go for this product instead. This is actually Maybelline's first powder foundation in a stick! :)

This product has an exclusive anti-shine powder core that instantly dissolves excess oil. It's very easy to use; just swipe and blend, then you're good to go!


It comes in 8 shades.


Fit Me! Pressed Powder (Php399.00)
My shade: 220 (Natural Beige)

Looking for the best setting powder? This product is for you! The Fit Me Pressed Powder is Maybelline's first ever mattifying powder that fits the skin tone and texture. It contains blurring micro-powders that give you a poreless illusion.


It comes in 8 shades.


Fit Me! Concealer (Php199.00)
My shade: 25 (Medium Moyen)

Say goodbye to dark circles, pimples, and dark spots in an instant! You're bound to have zero flaws, zero blemishes with this concealer!


Filipinas can find their fit with the 4 available shades.


Make fit happen! Maybelline's already rolling out these products in shelves nationwide. But if you can't wait any longer, click here to purchase from Lazada.

P.S. As you know, I'm about to launch my Youtube channel this month! Do stay tuned for a video review/tutorial featuring all these. ;)

Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes by Quaker

I love breakfast food! However, I rarely have time to grab a bite before leaving for my events and meetings. Given my busy schedule, fear of being late because of the unpredicted traffic, and constant morning rush, breakfast became my most skipped meal of the day.

During the Quaker event last week, I got reminded of why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Fact check: within the first 30 minutes of waking up, it's important to start up your metabolic system with a good meal so that you can get the strength and endurance to go about your day!



For people on-the-go like me, we finally have an easy and convenient fix so we can all start our days with a healthy meal. How? With just Quaker Oats and your favorite toppings, you're bound to have great mornings!


Take these steps from the Quaker Overnight Breakfast Club:

1. The night before, place the oats in the jar.
2. Soak oats in milk.
3. Add your toppers.

That's it! Pop your container in the fridge and just grab it the next day!


Some more reasons to love this colorful breakfast craze:
✓ Requires zero cooking and can be prepared in 5 minutes
✓ Can be easily customized according to your taste
✓ It's healthy!
✓ It's convenient!
✓ It's delicious!

Try it for yourself! Here are my two favorite quick and yummy recipes that you can follow!


Share your healthy mornings and be a part of the Quaker Overnight Breakfast Club with the hashtag #QuakerOvernightBreakfastClub. You can also win prizes from Quaker if you upload your healthy morning overnight breakfast oats creations on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag.


For more healthy morning inspirations follow Quaker’s Facebook page or visit the website.