How Foot Spa Benefits You (Kitchenails)

May 31, 2016 Phantasm Darkstar 18 Comment(s)

Oftentimes, I am stressed and one of the things that I love to do to relax and unwind is go to the spa and have myself pampered. Whenever I would go to Kitchenails, I would pick one of their Entrees for my foot spa or hand spa service. Kitchenails (Trinoma Branch) is located at the third floor of Trinoma near the Mindanao carpark. (See related post: Be a Princess at Kitchenails).

Foot spa is not just relaxing, but it also has a lot of benefits to offer you:
1. Relieves Stress
Foot spa and massage stimulates the solar plexus reflex, which aids in allowing your body to manage stress and keep you grounded at the same time. Not only that having a foot spa can keep your feet clean, the massage also helps in improving blood circulation. Getting a foot spa can get you energized afterwards. 
2. Benefits Arthritis Problem
Foot spa gets rid of the tension in the muscles and joints. 
3. Cures headache, Indigestion and Acidity
Massaging the feet stimulates points that helps to cure headaches, migraine, acidity, joint pain and indigestion.
4. Helpful in cases of Insomnia
Foot massage is helpful in treating insomnia for some cases. It is also helpful in case of low levels of energy and reduced enthusiasm.
5. Helps in Achieving Balance
When you are stressed, every system in your body is in constant chaos, which can make you feel anxious and jittery. Foot spa generates homeostasis or a state of harmony and balance in your body, and this is esential in giving you better health. The rubbing and pressing of the feet and toes also promotes proper circulation of blood and energy.
When nerve endings and pathways are blocked, you may be prone to fatigue and lethargy since energy is held back from flowing smoothly throughout your body. Foot spa addresses this issue, and the principles of reflexology releases energy blockages that facilitate a sense of well-being without the use of unnatural techniques.
6. Detoxifies Your Body
Toxins accumulate in your body due to a wide range of factors including diet, stress and unhealthy lifestyles. Furthermore, toxic substances cause blockages that prevent the blood from circulating freely, which impacts its ability to transport nutrients and oxygen to cells necessary for growth. Wastes also rely on blood to be flushed away from your body.
Unfortunately, when your blood is unable to move smoothly, toxins remain in your body and trigger diseases. With the help of foot massage, stress is reduced as toxins and waste products are eliminated once blood circulation improves.

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May 30, 2016 Phantasm Darkstar 0 Comment(s)

It was my first time to be invited for a foodie quiz night hosted by Zomato at 121 Bonifacio Stopover. Located at the third floor of BGC Stopover Pavillion, Rizal Drive corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, this is 121's newest branch in the Metro, 

Normally, they host their quiz nights at Allegro branch (this one is an exemption). I also figured out that they were the first ones to introduce beer pong here in the Philippines (cool, right?). 

I had so much fun during the quiz night, and these are what we had:
121 Scandal. 121's special house recipe. Very refreshing but can get you drunk without your noticing it.

Lumpiang Shanghai. It was good with the right crunch but the meat was slightly undercooked.

Chicken Binakol. There were huge chunks of coconut in the binakol which I enjoyed. The chicken is also good but I find the soup a bit salty compared to the usual chicken binakol that I was used to.

Tuyo Fried Rice. This was really fragrant. You could smell the tuyo from afar, but it was surprisingly not salty which was a good thing. Tastes just right with the rice and was not overpowering. It has a bit of spice in it which works well with the other dishes served in 121. 

Grilled Pork Liempo. It was really good and was tender. Goes well with the 121 sauce.

121 Sauce. 121's own sauce recipe. Tastes like Knorr seasoning with soy sauce and calamansi. 

Sizzling Beef Salpicao. This is really tasty. The beef is tender and juicy. Mushrooms are juicy. Crunchy minced garlic with a good spice. 

White Chocolate Cheesecake. Cold and sweet, I liked the idea of combining white chocolate and cheesecake. Not too sweet, tastes average. Graham base is also average. 

Mandatory selfie with Jen ( during the quiz night. Their team was the one who won.

For more details, view their Zomato profile:
121 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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Dare to Get Whipped

May 30, 2016 Phantasm Darkstar 0 Comment(s)

When it comes to waxing my underarms, I have always done it to myself because I feel shy going to waxing salons, exposing my hairy underarms to a stranger and have them waxed. I have also never tried getting my eyebrows waxed in fear that it might be too painful. 

Recently, for the first time ever, I went to this newly opened waxing salon called Whipped, at the second floor of Eight Forbestown Road, BGC.

I tried their eyebrow and underarm waxing and I was surprised that it wasn't really painful as I have expected. The staff are very friendly and the procedure only took a few minutes.

Also checked out the scrubs that they have:

Services Offered:

Whipped Branches:
  • 3rd Floor, Ayala Fairview Terraces
  • 2nd Floor, Commerce Avenue Wing, Alabang Town Center
  • 2nd Floor, Eight Forbes Town Center, BGC


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Todd English

May 27, 2016 Phantasm Darkstar 0 Comment(s)

It was Aldous' birthday (Aldous Ate the World) and there was no better way to celebrate it than with a fine dinner at Todd English Food Hall with our blogger group. 


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BLOG GIVEAWAY: KB Whitening Products

May 17, 2016 Phantasm Darkstar 0 Comment(s)

Hi guys! I know that by now, you are aware that I am one of the KB Angels (models) and a lot of you have been asking me to share some KB Skin Whitening products. As requested, I will be giving away KB Skin Whitening Products to three lucky people: (1) facebook user; (2) instagram user; (3) blogger. The mechanics are as follows:


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BLK 513,

BLK 513

May 07, 2016 Phantasm Darkstar 0 Comment(s)

BLK 513 serves Manila's first activated charcoal dessert and people have been in a hype on this since it opened last December. 


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7 Flavors,

7 Flavors Restaurant

May 05, 2016 Phantasm Darkstar 0 Comment(s)

Located at 196 A. Mabini Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City, 7 Flavors Restaurant is known because it is owned by the famous Chef Boy Logro.


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