Binibining Pilipinas resumes with the National Costume Photo Exhibit

BINIBINING Pilipinas formally reopened the postponed 2020 pageant with an on ground and online launch of the Binibining Pilipinas National Costume Photo Exhibit on Jan. 22. A physical photo exhibit was opened at the Gateway Mall, featuring life-size pictures of the Binibini candidates wearing their intricate and colorful costumes. The photos were earlier released online via the official Facebook page of Binibining Pilipinas, and are now presented in an onsite gallery that will allow fans to see the pictures up-close. Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) chairperson Stella Marquez-Araneta announced during the online launch that the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night is expected to take place on April 17. Pageant fans can visit the Binibining Pilipinas National Costume Photo Exhibit at the activity area of Gateway Mall from Jan. 22 to 31, and at the Upper Ground floor of Ali Mall from Feb. 1 to 14.

MaArte @ Zalora extended

THE HOLIDAYS may be over, but the clamor for well-made local products continues — which is good for supporters of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines (MPFI) and its online bazaar MaArte @ ZALORA. The first online edition of the annual MaArte Fair was held from October to December last year, but was so successful that MaArte @ ZALORA  is extending its run till Feb. 28 and will be featuring a new inventory, restocked with items that were previously unavailable during the holidays. Among the exhibitors are Gifts & Graces, MCV Designs, Milvidas, Antukin Sleepwear, TdLG by Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, Whimsy by Silay Export, WYC – Wear Your Culture, Barba by Vittorio Barba, Amarie, Beyond Borders, Creative Definitions, Ibarra Watches, Coco & Tres, Pika Pika Cards, Siklo Pilipinas, Tilia, Tim Tam Ong, and WVN Home Textiles. Among the items available are rings and pendant necklaces by T’boli artisan metal crafters of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato (Gifts & Graces); boho-style ring cuffs and ear huggers in sterling silver and yellow gold, and adorned with stones such as olive jade and aquamarine (TdLG); carry-all On-the-Go totes covered in plastic and lined with tarp material, making it easy to wipe clean (MCV Designs); accessories cases made from locally sourced cotton, perfect for organizing small items in one’s bag (Milvidas); elegant sleepwear for kids and grown-ups (Antukin Sleepwear); table mats and pillowcases made with Manobo embroidery (WYC); and roomy kaftans made with cotton challis (Barba). Visit or download the ZALORA app (available on iOS and Android).

Discounts and promos at Rustan’s

SHOP for activewear, kid’s, and home items at major discounts and exclusive promos until Feb. 28. Shop for new exercise apparel and accessories at New Balance at 60% off on select items in all stores. Columbia is also offering up to 50% off on selected items in its Makati branch. Check out select Under Armour items up to 40% off in all stores. Visit Nike in Makati, Shangri-La, Gateway, and Cebu stores to avail up to 30% off on select items. Visit Champion in Makati, Shangri-La, Alabang, and Gateway stores from Jan. 29 to 31 to avail of 20% discounts on select items. Those interested in children’s products may find it interesting to know that they can get 20% off when the shop at Okie Dog, Zoli, and Health Guard; 15% off at Nuvita and Plibe; 10% off at Banz, Crane, Ecomom, Euky Bear, Haenim UV Sterilizer, Hubidic, Nose Frida, Owl Baby, and Roobeter; and 5% off at Stephen Joseph. Get up to 70% off on Micro, Under Armour and New Balance products for kids. For the home, get 35% off on select items at Maximus; up to 30% off at ConAir, Cuisinart, Tefal and Ralph Lauren Candles & Diffusers; 25% off at Philips and Fine Guard N95 Mask; 20% off at Dorma and Joseph Joseph; 15% off on select items at Uratex; and 10% off at Malouf, Delonghi, Monarc, Breville, Linen and Homes, and JTeaL. Organique and TruSens are also offering a 10% discount, get a free HEPA filter for every purchase of one TruSens air purifier. Receive a complimentary two-way scarf for every purchase of Pili Essential Oils Travel Kit set of five. Furthermore, customers can enjoy a P3,000 cash discount on select Russell Hobbs air fryers. Finally, credit card holders can enjoy a three-month 0% installment on selected items at Dyson. Frequent Shopper Plus members are rewarded with higher FSP multipliers within the promo period. Loyal customers can take advantage of x3 and x5 FSP multipliers whenever they purchase from activewear and home brands, respectively. Participating home brands include Bath Rustan’s Home and Landlite until Feb. 28. Shop for face masks from Fine Guard and the National Artist collection and earn x5 FSP points until Feb. 28. Enjoy x10 FSP points when you purchase home wellness products from Koziol, Natori, and Sorema from Feb. 1 to 12 and Feb. 15 to 28.

‘Smarter skincare’ with AI-powered chatbot

POND’S has partnered with e-commerce platform Shopee to launch the “Smarter Skincare Just For You” regional campaign. This campaign integrates Pond’s Skin Advisor Live (SAL) AI chatbot exclusively on Shopee for the first time. Based on SAL’s free skin analysis, users can gain a deeper understanding of their skin and buy the most effective skincare products, all from the comfort of their homes. This provides a simple one-stop beauty solution for consumers who are often overwhelmed with beauty choices online. The campaign has been rolled out in phases across four markets in Southeast Asia including  Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Following the launch of SAL on Facebook Messenger across nine countries last year, Pond’s  observed that up to 98% of consumers cited that they enjoyed their interactions with SAL. This innovative feature helps customers analyze their skin types, find the right skincare products, and add these items to their shopping carts. Shoppers simply have to follow the easy “Chat, Snap, Buy” three-step process by messaging the Unilever Beauty Official Store on Shopee.

Lush adds to the Sleepy product range

LUSH launched a new addition to its acclaimed Sleepy product range. The Beauty Sleep face and body mask combines rich ingredients to polish the skin, with a generous helping of its most luxurious moisturiser Gorgeous, to nourish it. Inspired by Lush Co-founder and Product Inventor, Mark Constantine’s quest for a good night’s sleep, Beauty Sleep has been refined and personally tested by Lush Co-founder, Helen Ambrosen and Mr. Constantine for over a year. “Have a bath, and use this face mask to sleep like a dream when you go to bed,” said Mr. Constantine in a press release. The mask is composed of sleep-inducing lemon verbena and valerian root (extracted in honey sourced from the Barro Vermelho community in Brazil), hydrating mullein, a linseed decoction, gently polishing ground organic aduki beans, and a dollop of Lush’s moisturizer, Gorgeous. The Beauty Sleep face and body mask is available for P875 for 125 gm, and P1,595 for 315 gm. Lush has shops at Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Estancia in Capitol Commons, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Robinsons Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, SM Mall of Asia, and TriNoma. It is also available in Zalora and

Shopping with Robinsons Rewards

WHILE Christmas is over, Robinsons Rewards continues to share the gift of a rewarding shopping experience with members all year round. Every peso that shoppers spend at partner brands and merchants automatically gives them a corresponding point. They can earn (and redeem) these points whenever they shop at Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Selections, Robinsons EasyMart, Handyman, True Value, Daiso Japan, and other partners. For home maintenance and improvement needs, visit True Value and enjoy exciting deals and discounts on cleaning tools and supplies when shopping with the Robinsons Rewards app. Shopping for toys is now more rewarding and as easy as going on the Toys ‘R Us shop at the GORobinsons website. Parents can take advantage of the buy-one, take-one deals, plus earn points when they shop using their Robinsons Rewards app. Members can use their points on their next shopping trip and must simply scan the QR code using the Robinsons Rewards app or scan the barcode of the Robinsons Rewards Classic Card, to go cashless and redeem or transact with points. To start earning rewards, non-members can download the Robinsons Rewards mobile app and follow the on-screen instructions to sign up for free. The Robinson Rewards app is available for free download via iOS App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei App Gallery.