Banana Peel's Summer in the City: Island Getaway

Summer’s almost over and Banana Peel brought the island to the metro for those who haven’t found the time to have their summer getaway!

“Summer in the City: Island Getaway” is Banana Peel’s summer treat for its loyal followers. It’s a day-long event packed with activities enjoyed during the hottest season! To join, all Banana Peel customers got one event pass by presenting a Php300 single-receipt purchase of Banana Peel products.

Chill Coast area offered tropical pampering experiences like the isle’s nail polish, hair braiding, face painting, and massage.

The Wild Trek was where we had adventure thrills - 7-meter high wall-climbing inflatable, a giant Eagle’s Nest Kerplunk, Temple Run arcade game, and other action-packed activities.

At the “Snack Valley” was where we ate and enjoyed all the island treats prepared by Banana Peel’s sponsors.

Banana Peel Summer in the City: Island Getaway is made even more exciting through the partnerships with: Beach Hut, Fruitas, De Original Jamaican Patties, MoguMogu, McDonald's, Wilkins, Kettle Corn, Facial Plus, Lay Bare, Nail It, Leslie's Cheezy, Clover and Nacho, Owl Coffee, Bissin, PAL Mabuhay Miles, Cose, Unilever, and Contigo.

Saw how everyone enjoyed each stop! All thanks to Banana Peel for this fun-filled event! Congratulations!

Giveaway Alert: Bloggers United 11 Passes

Few days left til Bloggers United! Can’t hide my excitement! Really looking forward to see my readers again. Aaand the best part is that you're all going to meet Deo! Hang out in my booth and we'll take lots of crazy photos together!

End your summer at Bloggers United x Passion Fly Bazaar! Our mission’s not stopping - we’re ready to bring together your favorite fashion bloggers in one venue again! Mark your calendars and see you all on May 28, 2016 from 10AM to 7PM at Green Sun Hotel, Makati.

Our newest partner is no other than Passion Fly by Karl Edward Bazaar, a name synonymous to good buys, great deals, and the best urban shopping events in the country for 15 years. This team recognizes the need for creative and curated goods online and offline by the best shops, entrepreneurs and even celebrities and bloggers.

Can you spot me? :p

Meanwhile, we also added new names for this May’s line-up! Get to meet and shop not only from your favorite fashion bloggers’ closets, but also from online influencers and local celebrities!

We prepared lots of exciting activities and cool prizes with the help of our sponsors! I’ll join you in the games when I can! ;)

Since it’s going to be a back-to-school affair, make sure to dress-up in preppy pastels to get spotted by our official photographer!

Tickets will be sold at Php100 during the event. Buuut since you guys are so dear to me, I’m giving away 10 pairs of tickets for FREE! Simply do the following:

• Like Raid My Closet and Bloggers United on Facebook.
• Follow me on Twitter and Instagram.
Tweet one crazy/fun thing you’ll do with me when you see me at Bloggers United! Make sure to tag me @arnsvillanueva and include the hashtag #BU11xPassionfly

That’s it! I’m choosing the winners on May 22, 2016! YAAAAS ♥♥♥

Effortless Beauty with Vita-E

Arnie’s typical week involves meetings around the metro, jumping from one blog event to another, dining out with friends and having a few drinks to cap off the tough days. I’m pretty sure your activities are mostly done outdoors, too. With that, our skin encounters environmental pollution, UV radiation, sun exposure, dust and many more. These factors reduce the amount of Vitamin E in the skin which can also cause the formation of free radicals.

The slasher generation need not to worry because Vita-E can help your skin stay healthy, youthful and glowing!

On me: dress courtesy of Style Flick | Adidas Stan Smith sneakers | Deo’s cap | sling bag courtesy of SM Parisian

Vita-E contains 400 IU of vitamin E, an antioxidant that effectively protects the cells against free radicals and gives our skin a beautiful, youthful and effortless glow. Vita-E works from the inside making you feel and look great! :)

Photo from Vita-E's Facebook Page

It’s also essential in maintaining the functions of our heart, blood vessels, and nervous system, plus gives the immune system a boost. Take care of what’s beneath and flaunt that effortless beauty with Vita-E.

Honestly, I haven’t tried taking in Vita-E yet, but with all these benefits, I’m giving it a chance! ;) I’ll be blogging about my Vita-E series so stay tuned! Sabay tayo?

Vita-E is recommended to be taken one capsule per day. Only SRP Php14.00 per soft gel capsule, available at Mercury Drug and all leading drugstores nationwide. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

Stand Out with FatOut

Started 2016 with a mad motivation to lose weight and be more fit. Went on a crazy gym streak - worked out everyday for almost 3 months. My routine included 1 hour spinning, 30 minutes on the treadmill, a couple of lapses for rowing and nights intended for street dance (but of course I don’t have Deo’s moves, FML). However, my schedule became too tight and during my free time, instead of hitting the gym, I just want to doze off or catch up with my parents or friends whenever I can.

Those who know me can attest to how takaw I am. Now that I barely have time to work out, how am I supposed to lose weight and be healthy? Good thing there’s FatOut!

One way to achieve a healthier body that reflects on the outside is through colon cleansing. When you have clean colon, it makes retention and absorption of nutrients we digested easier. Toxins can be easily flushed out.

FatOut has the revolutionary Sweep and Shred Formula which helps in cleansing your colon and trimming down your fat. Psyllium Husk sweeps and cleanses toxins in your colon while Green Tea Extract shreds and burns your fat.

FatOut eliminates hard-to-digest fats and helps detoxify the colon. It nourishes the digestive system that can help in proper bowel movement and digestion. The sweep and shred formula can help you lose the pounds without putting your health at risk. Note that, FatOut is not a medicinal drug and is not used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

Photos from FatOut (Like their page, guys!)

FatOut should be taken daily, before every meal, preferably with a warm glass of water. It’s available at all Mercury Drug stores and other leading drugstores nationwide for SRP Php125.00 per capsule.

Stand out with FatOut!

Slasher Generation

These days, it’s almost impossible for millenials to be doing just one thing. They say we live in a “slasher” generation; in my case, I’m a fashion and lifestyle blogger slash digital marketing manager slash a 23-year-old living in the moment (hahaha). Deo, on the other hand, is a dance floor beast (my A Team champ) slash athlete slash copywriter slash soon-to-be blogger (not to preempt anything, haha).

On me: black cropped top from Nava | black middle-buttoned skirt from Wellworth (available at UP Town Center) | GO Step shoes courtesy of Skechers

On Deo: top courtesy of Skechers | black windbreaker jacket | joggers | Dual Lite Equalizer 2.0 courtesy of Skechers | aviators courtesy of Sunnies Studios

To keep up with the growing demands in and out of work, it’s important to always have a go-to footwear that is as versatile as we are. The brand that’s ready to move with us anytime, anywhere is no other than Skechers.

Those who are looking for trendy and comfy shoes can easily hop into a pair of Skechers GO Step. It’s actually my favorite among the new ones! :)

The GO Step’s characteristic slim and sleek design makes it great to wear with jeans, shorts, skirts, and even dresses. It comes in lace-up, slip-on, and mary jane designs.

My pick! ❤ Super lightweight! Felt like I wasn’t wearing anything on my feet the whole day.

Not an athlete nor as active as Deo (haha) but I love that my GO Step’s equipped with the GO Walk 3’s midsole and outsole, specifically created for athletic walking. They feature GO Pillars technology which absorbs shock and supports arches.

Now time for my main man’s snobshots! How do you do it, Deo!!! How do you keep slaying!!! ❤ 

Deo's schedule is i n s a n e. I really had to bold it for emphasis. Like 24 hours or 7 days aren't enough to finish all that he has to do for training, work and errands. Life with Deo's like that, but he never made me feel like I'm chasing his time (stop with the cheese Arns, hahaha).

For people like him who juggle many things at once, choosing the right pair for every task or activity doesn't have to be complicated - unless you're battling on which color or style to pick. But whatever you do, there's surely a Skechers pair made for you.

Keeping flexibility and style on point with Skechers’ Equalizer 2.0! Its breathable knit-mesh upper and lining offer a great in-shoe feel. This flexible pair also features air cooled memory foam insole and dual-density Dual-Lite midsole.

You can always holla with Deo on Twitter and Instagram if you have questions about this pair from Skechers (or about dancing, writing skill$, his point of view on anything under the sun lol). This dapper would gladly answer them all! :p

Photos by Jez Borlagdan
Mad love for ya, bb!!! Thank you, Jez!

We're ready to move in style with our illest pairs from Skechers! For updates, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram (@SkechersPH).

Moving in Style with Skechers

Flatlay on point! :p Here’s my masterpiece from the recent Skechers event. Didn’t have a hard time layout-ing because their collection is pretty as is! This global brand’s unstoppable from continuously making stylish and comfortable footwear.

This year, they unveiled their latest footwear line featuring the stylishly athletic Skechers Burst endorsed by Demi Lovato, the slim and sleek GO Step, the fun and comfy GO Flex Walk, and the retro chic Originals launched by Meghan Trainor - all feature unique styles to match diverse tastes.

Young and fashionable

Skechers has chosen to partner with global stars like singer-songwriter Demi Lovato and Grammy winner Meghan Trainor. The collaborations with two of the world’s hottest and influential stylish young stars further fosters Skechers as a fashionable footwear brand for the youth.

A premium on comfort

Skechers has always believed in creating footwear that provides maximum comfort. For its latest line, the global brand has equipped each shoe with innovative technologies which allow the wearer to feel at ease all day.

Both the Skechers Originals and Burst styles for example, feature air-cooled memory foam insoles for instant comfort and breathability. The latter also features Burst Compound which provides energy return and bounce in every step.

Beyond the fun and feminine look of the GO Step (my favorite!!!), this slim and sleek shoe also comes with the GO Walk 3’s midsole and insole featuring Goga Pillars Technology for excellent shock absorption and arch support.

Long walks are not a problem with the GO Flex Walk’s Goga Mat Technology which offers high-rebound cushioning to make every stride effortless. Its Memory Foam Fit design with memory foam padding around the ankle guarantee a custom fit, while its segmented outsole provides exceptional flexibility.

Also present at the event - A Team reppin’ hard! So odd to watch them without Deo, but they’re all on fire like always! ❤ They have an upcoming concert this May, by the way! I'll post about that very soon!

Two young style mavens Kryz Uy and Camille Co were also there to style the models with the latest designs of Skechers. Congratulations, girls! 

Ushering an era of superior footwear technology and innovation, Skechers equips multi-faceted millenials to always be comfortable and stylish while on the move.

Coming up next: the shoot Deo and I had wearing our picks from Skechers! So excited to share it with all of youuu! ❤