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Friday, December 8, 2017

L'Oreal & Lazada Partnership

L’Oréal Philippines and Lazada Philippines
Strengthen Partnership to
Develop the Online Beauty Market
Inanc Balci, Lazada Philippines Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer with Thibault de Saint Victor, L’Oréal Philippines Managing Director
Metro Manila, 2017 – L’Oréal, the world leader in beauty, has always been committed to leading and shaping the future of the industry. A great part of this vision is using the digital landscape to provide consumers new ways of experiencing beauty.

Locally, L’Oréal Philippines is also in the forefront of the beauty industry through its strong presence in e-commerce. With L’Oreal’s beauty expertise and Lazada’s effortless shopping platform, these two leaders work together to create a convenient shopping experience for consumers.

The recently concluded Lazada 11.11 Online Revolution last November 9 to 11 saw L’Oréal Philippines emerging as the no. 1 makeup brand in terms of sales and traffic – with its bestselling products being the Maybelline Powder Matte Lipsticks and Fit Me Foundationas well as the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation.
These two entities have since solidified its partnership with the objective to help every Filipino realize their beauty aspirations.
With this, a line-up of future activities can be expected from these two leaders spearheaded by the upcoming 12.12 Online Revolution. This marks L’Oréal Philippines’ first-ever Beauty Revolution in partnership with Lazada Philippines which will include beauty deals up to 50% off, exclusive product offers, and gift sets/bundles perfect for the holidays.

“We are committed to leading the online beauty market in the Philippines through this strong partnership with Lazada. Our mission of providing beauty for all is evident in our ambition to help Filipinos realize their beauty aspirations,” shares Thibault de Saint Victor, L’Oréal Philippines Managing Director.

The next Online Revolution is set to start on December 7.
About L’Oréal Philippines
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016 and employs 89,300 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce. Research and innovation are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain.

L’Oréal Philippines has been present in the country as a wholly owned subsidiary of L’Oréal since 1994. Based on the unique and diverse beauty needs of every Filipino, L’Oreal Philippines manages a portfolio of the most technologically advanced brands across several beauty categories and present across all beauty channels, including L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline New York, Garnier, Nyx Professional Make Up, Kiehl’s, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Guy Laroche, L’Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase, and Matrix.

As one of the big beauty players in the country, L’Oréal Philippines has also made its contributions as a good corporate citizen to the country over its 25 years of presence. It is our priority and commitment to reduce the impact of our activity on the planet and bolster positive socio-economic impact on the lives of people and communities in the Philippines. This has been done through our various philanthropic activities such as “Beauty For a Better Life,” and ““Citizen Day.”
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Lazada offers the widest range of products in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion, sports equipment and groceries. Focused on delivering an excellent customer experience, it offers multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, comprehensive customer care and hassle-free returns through its own first and last mile delivery arm supported by more than 100 logistics partners. 

Grand Christmas Sale Article With Deals

Over Four Million Christmas Deals await Shoppers during
Lazada Philippines’ Online Revolution Grand Christmas Sale 
Move on from 11.11! Seize your last chance to shop from December 7 to 12.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Online Revolution, Lazada Philippines’ biggest online shopping event of the year, has begun last November and is set for even better and more deals for customers to enjoy this December. Dubbed as Online Revolution’s grand finale, the Grand Christmas Sale is everyone’s one-stop destination to make Christmas shopping merrier and stress-free.
Say goodbye to heavy traffic, long queues, and congested malls as Lazada.com.ph, empowers you to browse and shop for products discounted up to 95% off, 24/7. The sale which is participated in by top brands like OlayNestlePondsLenovoCasioAdidas starts December 7 and ends on December 12.

The Season of Gift-giving 
Filipinos celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world. And what truly makes this season special is the tradition of gift-giving. Find the most thoughtful gift ideas during the Grand Christmas Sale decked with over four million deals, perfect for any budget. Some customer favorites in the line-up are the Hot Wheels On-the-go Track Set at Php 350,Adidas shoes for as low as Php 1,437, a Samsonite Red Claytton Backpack at Php 2,667,a 7’ Lenovo Tablet at Php 2,699a Samsung Microwave Oven at Php 3,299 and a 3-piece American Tourister luggage set at Php 11,999.

Holiday stocking stuffers on flash sale include:

Lazada’s Taobao Collection is also offering up to 90% off, free shipping nationwide and an exclusive voucher giveaway.

Shop, Give and Win! 
Gifts are not only for your loved ones as Lazada has special gifts for its customers as well. Shop at Lazada and you might get a chance to win one of these amazing raffle prizes:

Lazada customers can now enjoy using the Lazada mobile app without being charged for mobile consumption thanks to Freenet, the free internet platform of Voyager Innovations. Laz stickers are also available on Viber until January 2018 with a surprise voucher one shouldn’t miss.

Lazada is truly a holiday gift-giver’s best friend. With over four million deals to choose from, cash-on-delivery payment option, free shipping and free & easy returns, Christmas shopping is a breeze. Visit www.lazada.com.ph/online-revolution/ for details on the biggest Christmas sale yet.  
About Lazada Online Revolution
Online Revolution is the biggest shopping event in Southeast Asia. It was started on 12 December 2012 (12.12) to introduce consumers to the convenience and value of shopping online, sparking a ‘shopping frenzy’ that has grown it into a highly-anticipated annual event. Every year, more and more consumers from capital cities to remote villages shop from a wide range of deals from international and local brands previously not available to them. Last year, shoppers ordered two million items in just the first day of the event. This year, the highlights of Online Revolution will be on 11.11 (11 November) and 12.12 (12 December). Themed ‘Shop the Universe’, shoppers in six countries can look forward to millions of products from around the world – from branded cosmetics, apparel and fashion accessories, to TVs and other nifty electronics, household essentials and even pet food – at ‘out-of-this-world’ prices.

About Lazada Group 
Launched in 2012, Lazada is the number one online shopping and selling destination in Southeast Asia – present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As the pioneer of the eCommerce ecosystem in Southeast Asia, Lazada helps more than 135,000 local and international sellers as well as 3,000 brands serving the 560 million consumers in the region through its marketplace platform, supported by a wide range of tailored marketing, data, and service solutions.

With over 210 million SKUs available, Lazada offers the widest range of products in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion, sports equipment and groceries. Focused on delivering an excellent customer experience, it offers multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, comprehensive customer care and hassle-free returns through its own first and last mile delivery arm supported by more than 100 logistics partners. Lazada Group is majority owned by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA).

Lazada offers Apple products to Southeast Asia customers

Fans of Apple can now buy their favorite Apple products onLazada, Southeast Asia’s leading eCommerce company.

As an authorised online reseller, Lazada’s customers will be able to choose from a wide range of Apple products including iPhoneMacBookMacBook ProiPadiPad Pro, Apple TV, Beats by Dr. Dre, and otheraccessories.

Start shopping this holiday season

Consumers can start browsing this holiday season when the Apple 'Shop-in-Shop’ on Lazada officially launches today (8th December) in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. This will be followed by Malaysia on 11th December, and then in Vietnam. 
By shopping on Lazada, customers can choose to pay for their Apple devices through Lazada's 0% financing instalment plans1. Exciting surprises also await Lazada customers looking to score savings from deals offered during the finale of Lazada’s Online Revolution shopping event, the Grand Christmas Sale. More details will be announced later.
 http://www.lazada.com.ph/online-revolution/
The “preferred choice” for global brands

Lazada Group chief executive officer Max Bittner said the Apple 'Shop-in-Shop’ concept is a testament to Lazada’s reputation as the undisputed and trusted online shopping and selling platform in Southeast Asia. “Lazada is the preferred choice for global brands who, like us, want to drive the explosive growth of eCommerce in Southeast Asia,” said Mr. Bittner, adding: “It also underscores our commitment to give consumers better and convenient access to the world’s best brands and products, especially those from Apple.”

ENDS
 
1Available to shoppers in only Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
About Lazada Group
Launched in 2012, Lazada is the number-one online shopping and selling destination in Southeast Asia – present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As the pioneer of the eCommerce ecosystem in Southeast Asia, Lazada helps more than 135,000 local and international sellers as well as 3,000 brands serving the 560 million consumers in the region through its marketplace platform, supported by a wide range of tailored marketing, data, and service solutions. With over 250 million SKUs available, Lazada offers the widest range of products in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion, sports equipment and groceries. Focused on delivering an excellent customer experience, it offers multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, comprehensive customer care and hassle-free returns through its own first and last mile delivery arm supported by more than 100 logistics partners. Lazada Group is majority owned by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA).

Thursday, December 7, 2017

What saved me from Post Partum Hairfall

What would be your reaction when you brush your hair and see clumps of hair coming off with every stroke? It happened to me... and boy was I scared.

I just gave birth then and I didn't know about Post Partum Hairfall* or PPH. The first few times it happened, I was okay. I didn't really mind. But when a few days, even weeks in a row. I was worried that I might be bald. I thought I was sick.

Good thing my OB told me that it's *normal to lose a few hairs after giving birth because of the sudden hormonal changes in the body and usually last up to a year.

Here are the ways I did to minimize the hairfall:
  • I cut my hair short. The heavier the hair, the more prone it is to fall. My scalp is already weak, so it can’t hold on to my hair hard. I helped my scalp out by making my hair lighter.
  • I avoided conditioners. I know they make our hairs shiny, silky, and smooth. But conditioners stick to the strands of our hair which makes it heavier. The goal is to keep our hairs as light as possible so our scalp can hold on to them.
  • I used L'oreal Paris Hairfall Resist Shampoo. It "nourishes the hair from the roots, strengthens the hair fibre to prevent breakage, and makes hair more resistant to falling.
My PPH lasted until a year after giving birth, but it wasn't as bad as before I started doing ways to minimize it.

L'oreal Paris Hairfall Resist Shampoo is available in Lazada and can be paid Cash-On-Delivery.

My Whole Life in a Little "Box"

I am a hoarder. No, I don't keep a lot of physical things at home (or maybe I do. I'll have to check my room. haha!) But I keep so many files - documents, photos, videos, audios, programs - to the point where I am already running out space on my computer. And I can't seem to decide which to delete.

I run a small Digital Marketing Agency, so imagine how much client files I have to keep: audio interviews, product images, mockups, reports, presentations, etc. I also take a lot of photos and videos of our family travels (which happen quite frequently). While I do edit and post them on my social media accounts, I still keep the raw shots, even the bloopers. I don't know, I just can't make myself delete them.

I do have a cloud storage and have most of my files there. But I still keep my external HDD, Transcend 1TB StoreJet 25M3. My memories, my work, my portfolio, basically my whole life is kept in this little box. Haha!

Here are the reasons why I prefer to keep an external HDD:

1. Portability
Cloud storage can be accessed anywhere, anytime, I know. But what if there's no internet. How do I get my files? An External HDD you can bring anywhere, anytime.

2. High-Speed Transfer
With the status of internet connection in the Philippines (where I'm currently based), transferring files is faster between an External HDD and my computer than between a cloud and my computer. Downloading one video file from my cloud storage takes forever to complete.

3. Safe Backup Device
I actually have a few programs installed and an OS installed on my external HDD, just in case my computer crashes.

What I like about the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 is that it's very durable because of it's military-grade shock resistance. I dropped it a number of times and it's still working.

Check out it's other features:
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 compliant
  • Advanced three-stage shock protection system
  • Durable anti-shock rubber outer case
  • Advanced internal hard drive suspension system
  • Quick Reconnect Button - safely re-enable the removed hard drive without unplugging and reinsertion
  • One Touch Auto-Backup button
  • 256-bit AES file & folder encryption
  • Exclusive Transcend Elite data management software
Here are the specifications:
  • Dimensions: 129.5mm x 82.4mm x 20.4mm (5.10" x 3.24" x 0.80")
  • Weight: 1TB / 500GB: 216g (7.62 oz)
  • 2TB: 230g (8.11 oz)
  • Storage Media: 2.5" SATA HDD
  • Connection Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 1 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Operating Voltage: USB DC 5V
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C (41°F)~55°C (131°F)
  • Power Saving Mode: 10 mins
  • Certificates: CE, FCC, BSMI
Transcend is available in Lazada and is available cash-on-delivery. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

My Teaching Philosophy

According to Anatoly France, “The whole art of teaching is the only art of awakening the natural curiosity.” Curiosity also brought ideas to Albert Einstein. So, I made it my goal to ignite my students’ curiosity and keep it burning. I often draw from their own experiences to keep them interested, and usually, excited.

Photo by Ayan Tolentino (one of my students. not in photo)
I believe learning is a collaboration between the teacher and the students. My teaching style is highly interactive. It demands participation and feedback. That way I can help them recognize how they learn best. My classes often have opportunities for my students to share their own thoughts. I welcome differing opinions. That way they learn from me, I learn from them.

My Grade 3 Kids
I make them experience instead of memorize, because instead of just knowing the concepts, I am more interested in how they put them in critical use. I make them find solutions to their own problems using the knowledge they gained from our classes. 

Learning has no end. I still have a lot to learn, to improve, to try, and to experience. I may not be an expert in the field, but I am sure, one way or another, I helped my students learn.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Plan No. 1: Save! Save! Save!

The plan is to save something a month. Because with the way I spend now, I haven't save a thing. It's feasible, really. All I have to do is change my spending habits. I know, with my age now, it's probably too late to start being thrifty, but it's better late than never, right? Seeing most of my friends getting married and having kids, I believe I reached a point where I need to get ready. Well, we'll never know... I might be next. haha! Seriously though, there are things that I wanted to have when I was five years younger (like, you know, my own car, and place) that I would have had if I just knew how to save.

So, how do I do it? Read more to find out.