The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Hair Chameleon: Platinum Ombré
Two weeks in Europe, and what do I get? Lighter hair and sunkissed skin (or face, cause it got the most exposure). Most Europeans enjoy the sight of the sun. Some of them would even sunbathe along the River Seine. I, on the other hand, was thankful for the weather but wish it was a little cloudy cause now I look like I went to the beach. Malibu Barbie, anyone? 
Going platinum was never my plan, btw. It was a result of my lack of DIY bleaching skills, lol. It’s hard to do my roots on my own, okay! But I still like it anyway. For anyone who wants to go blonde, don’t bleach your hair at home, unless you’re 200% sure you know what you’re doing because you don’t want your hair to be falling off like crazy.
Ok, that’s all for now. JP and I are going out for our usual Saturday night date. :) Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

Hair Chameleon: Platinum Ombré

Two weeks in Europe, and what do I get? Lighter hair and sunkissed skin (or face, cause it got the most exposure). Most Europeans enjoy the sight of the sun. Some of them would even sunbathe along the River Seine. I, on the other hand, was thankful for the weather but wish it was a little cloudy cause now I look like I went to the beach. Malibu Barbie, anyone? 

Going platinum was never my plan, btw. It was a result of my lack of DIY bleaching skills, lol. It’s hard to do my roots on my own, okay! But I still like it anyway. For anyone who wants to go blonde, don’t bleach your hair at home, unless you’re 200% sure you know what you’re doing because you don’t want your hair to be falling off like crazy.

Ok, that’s all for now. JP and I are going out for our usual Saturday night date. :) Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

Corregidor Island

Greetings from Dubai! I’m not entirely sure if I’ve already landed to Milan/Malpensa Airport by the time this entry has been posted, but hello from wherever I am! I’m currently using my mom’s hotspot to connect (the airport’s free Internet is unstable, what a disappointment!), so let me take this opportunity to make a quick blog post about Corregidor. 

So, last April 29 (exactly a month ago, apparently!), my little sister and her classmates went on a school field trip to Corregidor, an island of historical value. Since I’ve been begging my family that we should visit Corregidor, we took this chance to chaperone the kiddos.

For those who are not familiar with Corregidor, it is an island 48 kms. west of Manila, and situated at the entrance of Manila Bay. Because of it strategic location, it served as a focal point for the naval defenses of the capital. The island played an important part during World War II, during the invasion and liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese forces. I wish I can tell you more but I’m not really familiar with my country’s history, except for the fact that Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines and both Rizal and Gomburza died. But if you’re thinking of going to Corregidor soon and YOU SHOULD, then the tour guides there should be able to brief you a piece of history. Just visit CorregidorPhilippines.com to book your next adventure! :)

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Shop & Dine Better with Globe Charge
Listen up business/shop owners, this is your opportunity to enhance your business through a new and exciting service from Globe. Introducing Globe Charge, a small plug-it device that will allow you to accept Mastercard payments via smartphones or tablets.
You’re probably wondering what’s the relevance of having a Globe Charge? It’s simple really: more payment options means more customers and an opportunity to expand your business. This is quite useful during bazaars, since not all customers carry cash (I know cash is still king but having a credit or debit card is just soooo convenient and safe!). Not to mention, merchants will receive the payment as as early as the next banking day. 
Globe Charge has 3 components: a mobile card reader that cost PHP999 (one-time payment or discounted via phone bundle), a mobile app which you will use to make the transaction and your very own merchant account, FREE of charge with no recurring fees.  
But how does Globe Charge work anyway? Simple, all you have to do is shop or dine with their accredited partners, like Sunnies by Charlie (SM Megamall) and Smokin’ Pig Legendary Rib Joint in Capitol Hills. JP and I went to the latter because we love discovering new food. 
So you make a purchase with one of their accredited partners, then the merchant will open the mobile app to input the credit card details. Using the mobile card reader, the merchant will then swipe the card and ask the customer for their email address and signature. The acknowledgement receipt will be sent to the customer’s email address. And voila, hassle-free purchase!
Told ya it was easy peasy! If you’re a merchant and interested to get this fantastic service for your business, visit globe.com.ph/globecharge, or email chargeinquiries@globe.com.ph for more information. :) 

Shop & Dine Better with Globe Charge

Listen up business/shop owners, this is your opportunity to enhance your business through a new and exciting service from Globe. Introducing Globe Charge, a small plug-it device that will allow you to accept Mastercard payments via smartphones or tablets.

You’re probably wondering what’s the relevance of having a Globe Charge? It’s simple really: more payment options means more customers and an opportunity to expand your business. This is quite useful during bazaars, since not all customers carry cash (I know cash is still king but having a credit or debit card is just soooo convenient and safe!). Not to mention, merchants will receive the payment as as early as the next banking day. 

Globe Charge has 3 components: a mobile card reader that cost PHP999 (one-time payment or discounted via phone bundle), a mobile app which you will use to make the transaction and your very own merchant account, FREE of charge with no recurring fees.  

But how does Globe Charge work anyway? Simple, all you have to do is shop or dine with their accredited partners, like Sunnies by Charlie (SM Megamall) and Smokin’ Pig Legendary Rib Joint in Capitol Hills. JP and I went to the latter because we love discovering new food. 

So you make a purchase with one of their accredited partners, then the merchant will open the mobile app to input the credit card details. Using the mobile card reader, the merchant will then swipe the card and ask the customer for their email address and signature. The acknowledgement receipt will be sent to the customer’s email address. And voila, hassle-free purchase!

Told ya it was easy peasy! If you’re a merchant and interested to get this fantastic service for your business, visit globe.com.ph/globecharge, or email chargeinquiries@globe.com.ph for more information. :) 

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • How To Be Zit-Free This Summer
Being a teen can be tough. I would know, because I’ve went through it. All the drama, angst and zits! Ewww. These are the years where you’ll make memories of a lifetime, and you obviously don’t want a big zit ruining that picture perfect moment. 
A few weeks ago, Clean & Clear has sent me a goodie bag filled with their products to try. I’ve always been familiar with the Clean & Clear brand but never had the chance to use any of their products before. Normally, I wouldn’t use a facial cleanser if I already found one that works for me but the packaging looks really appealing and fruity. Honestly, the packaging looks refreshing and travel-friendly, just perfect to combat this insane summer heat! 
So far, I’ve only tried the Facial Cleanser in Brightening Lemon variant. I’ve been using it after my nightly gym session to remove the sweat, oil and grime off my face. I don’t have sensitive skin but my face can instantly form a zit or two if I use the wrong product. Fortunately, no breakouts or whatsoever after my third use. So yay! Oh, and it also acts as an effective facial makeup remover. 
I’m not paid to do this write-up, but since I know most of my readers are still in high school or college, I thought I’ll still share this because the Clean & Clear line claims to be specifically #MadeForTeens. Their unique gel formula is oil-free and won’t clog pores, that helps to effectively fight the usual skin problems such as pimples, blackheads and oil without drying your skin. Best of all, you can easily find their products in top supermarkets and drugstores near you at a really affordable price, so it definitely won’t hurt your allowance. :)

How To Be Zit-Free This Summer

Being a teen can be tough. I would know, because I’ve went through it. All the drama, angst and zits! Ewww. These are the years where you’ll make memories of a lifetime, and you obviously don’t want a big zit ruining that picture perfect moment. 

A few weeks ago, Clean & Clear has sent me a goodie bag filled with their products to try. I’ve always been familiar with the Clean & Clear brand but never had the chance to use any of their products before. Normally, I wouldn’t use a facial cleanser if I already found one that works for me but the packaging looks really appealing and fruity. Honestly, the packaging looks refreshing and travel-friendly, just perfect to combat this insane summer heat! 

So far, I’ve only tried the Facial Cleanser in Brightening Lemon variant. I’ve been using it after my nightly gym session to remove the sweat, oil and grime off my face. I don’t have sensitive skin but my face can instantly form a zit or two if I use the wrong product. Fortunately, no breakouts or whatsoever after my third use. So yay! Oh, and it also acts as an effective facial makeup remover. 

I’m not paid to do this write-up, but since I know most of my readers are still in high school or college, I thought I’ll still share this because the Clean & Clear line claims to be specifically #MadeForTeens. Their unique gel formula is oil-free and won’t clog pores, that helps to effectively fight the usual skin problems such as pimples, blackheads and oil without drying your skin. Best of all, you can easily find their products in top supermarkets and drugstores near you at a really affordable price, so it definitely won’t hurt your allowance. :)
The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Pico de Loro Adventure
While most people flocked the pristine beach of Boracay on Labor Day, Cariza and I went on a spontaneous roadtrip adventure to Nasugbu, Batangas to relax at Pico De Loro. I’ve never been to Pico before, so I have no idea what to expect but I assumed it’s a great place to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life. 
As usual, let the photos do the ~talking~

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About Pico de Loro
Pico De Loro is a beach and country club developed by SM Properties, equipped with a full range of sports and recreation facilities. They have a boutique hotel and 8 residential buildings. Some units of the residential buildings are rented for vacation goers. 
   
How to get there?
From Manila, there are three routes to Pico De Loro. The shortest route is via Cavitex, while the longest is through Tagaytay via the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway. I recommend you check with Google Maps for the best route from your location. 
  
What to do in Pico?
There are a bunch of sport and recreation activities in Pico de Loro, such as swimming, bowling, billiards, frisbee and horse-back riding. Ultimately, Pico de Loro is a place to relax from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila.  
Note: To access the facilities, you have to pay a membership fee of PHP1,000/person. Pico de Loro do not accept cash payments. You also have to purchase a reloadable cash card worth PHP1,000 from them.
     


Where to stay in Pico?
Cariza and I stayed at Brick & Mustard’s unit. It’s a cozy one-bedroom unit at the Miranda building (about 5-minutes from the beach). The place has everything — bed, TV with cable and DVD, kitchen, microwave, kitchenwares, and so on. All you need to bring is the food, drinking water and your personal toiletries. 
The rate is PHP6,000/night good for six (6) people. So, that’s like PHP1000/person/night. I’d say that’s a pretty cheap deal considering how clean and pretty the place is. 

      
But wait, let me give you a discount!
I’m giving away three (3) 20% voucher to anyone who is interested to stay at Pico De Loro. For sure bookers, all you have to do is email brickandmustard@gmail.com and let them know that you found out about their place through me (The Style Mermaid).
The discount is only valid for the first three customers who’ll book a room. Don’t be a bogus buyer, thanks.

Pico de Loro Adventure

While most people flocked the pristine beach of Boracay on Labor Day, Cariza and I went on a spontaneous roadtrip adventure to Nasugbu, Batangas to relax at Pico De Loro. I’ve never been to Pico before, so I have no idea what to expect but I assumed it’s a great place to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life. 

As usual, let the photos do the ~talking~

Pico de Loro Adventure

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