The Body Shop brought together the most precious ingredients from around the world when it launched its Oils of Life and Spa of the World lines at SM Makati.

Event host Bianca Valerio and the Best Photo Challenge winner Rorie Carlos-Manzano with The Body Shop’s Emily Koa and Cecille Chua-Uy.

            Hosted by Bianca Valerio, the event had a nature setting – mini gardens, blooms, and even wood crate boxes as if to emphasize the fact that these ingredients were sourced from the most exotic locations. There was even a mini-spa to get a revitalizing experience with The Body Shop’s new skincare collections.

The Body Shop recently launched its precious ingredients infused skincare ranges—the Oils of Life and Spa of the World at SM Makati. 

To create its Oils of Life, The Body Shop searched the world and selected 3 precious seed oils known for their revitalizing and repairing properties, and infused this in its recently launched skincare range.
            The Oils of Life’s three precious seed oils have been infused in highly sensorial textures to bring new life into your skin: Black Cumin Seed Oil from the Egyptian Nile Valley, which is known for its concentration in antioxidants; Camellia Seed Oil from the evergreen trees from China, which is naturally rich in nutritive oleic acid; and Rosehip Seed Oil from the Andes Foothills of Chile, which is rich in Omega 3 and 6.

Spa of the World’s Relaxing Ritual helps one de-stress, unwind, and reconnect with body and mind with the African Ximenia Scrub, Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay, Japanese Camellia Cream, and French Lavender Massage Oil. 

            And when you choose Oils of Life™ skincare, you help plant seeds and make a positive difference. In partnership with World Land Trust, The Body Shop aims to plant 1 million seeds of native tree species in degraded areas within seasonal dry forest in the Cerro Blanco Protected Forest. The planting will be followed by monitoring and maintenance actions to promote regeneration of forest cover.
            The project will take place over a two-year period and will commence in August 2015.  Seeds will be collected for storage and preserved for planting, and later in the year, the plantation site will be prepared for sowing.  This is in line with The Body Shop’s commitment to help protect the earth’s varied biodiversity and to help preserve and enrich life on the planet.
            Escapism, on the other hand, starts at home with the Spa of the World collection, whose ingredients were discovered from different parts of the world, where the most treasured ancient beauty rituals, cherished for their precious effects on skin.

The Oils of Life revitalizing routine begins with applying the Intensely Revitalising Essence Lotion after cleansing. A unique bi-phase [oil + water] formula, it provides instant visible results while preparing and activating skin for the next steps in your routine. 
The Oils of Life routine’s second step is with the Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil, lightweight daily facial oil that effortlessly melts onto skin leaving a non-sticky velvety soft finish.
            Infused with the finest natural ingredients, Spa of the World’s refined textures and delicate fragrances will take body and mind on the ultimate sensory spa journey. Making you feel so good, inside and out.

Spa of the World’s Revitalising Ritual invigorate minds and body with its energizing spa ritual. Scrub with the Dead Sea Salt Scrub, treat your body with Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay, and massage with Thai Lemongrass Massage Oil.

            The Body Shop’s Spa of the World has three uplifting body rituals: the Relaxing Ritual, which is the perfect way to de-stress, unwind, and reconnect body and mind; the Revitalising Ritual, which invigorates and energizes mind and body; and the Blissful Ritual, a sublime ritual to indulge in.

Spa of the World’s Blissful Ritual which is believed to let the skin glow with a luxurious nourishment. Nourish with Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil, treat with Hawaiian Kukui Cream, and massage with Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil.

            The Oils of Life and Spa of the World ranges are available at all The Body Shop stores. The Body Shop now accepts SM Advantage Card for points earning and redemption, SM and Sodexo premium pass in all The Body Shop stores nationwide, such that of their branch at SM City Lipa.


The Body Shop was founded in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick in Littlehampton, England. The beauty brand pioneered corporate activism and was built on a philosophy that business can be a force for good. With its brand expression, Beauty with Heart, the company continues to be focused on five core values; Against Animal Testing, Support Community Fair Trade, Activate Self Esteem, Defend Human Rights and Protect The Planet. All products are created using the finest ingredients sourced from the four corners of the globe, which are not tested on animals and are 100%. vegetarian. The Body Shop has been in the Philippine market for eighteen years with over 55 strategically located stores nationwide. 


Bigg’s Diner SM Lipa Offers Php5 Extreme Supreme Burger, Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Bigg’s Diner SM Lipa celebrates its 5th anniversary this 2015 with a bang! Offering the Extreme Supreme Burger at Php 5 (with a minimum purchase worth Php300), burger lovers and Bigg’s fanatics would surely crave for more. The first 100 customers can avail of the said promo tomorrow, September 8, at SM Lipa.

The celebration will start with a mass at 7:00 AM, followed by a breakfast/get-together and opening remarks by Bigg’s VP for Operations Mr. Mariano-Ronnie Dolot as well as a message from CEO Mr. Carlo B. Buenaflor. At 9:00 AM, vintage car enthusiasts shall be enthralled with a motorcade of 15 vintage cars along Lipa City. This will likewise set the launch of Bigg’s Delivery Service.

Bigg’s Delivery Service
Bigg’s will be launching its delivery service, allowing customers to get a free 1.5L Coke for a minimum food purchase of Php1000.  The said promo will not be valid in conjunction with other promos, discounts or signing privileges. Promo runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Serving Good Food Since 1983
Originating from Bicol (Naga), Bigg’s Diner humbly started as “Mang Donald’s” take-out window in Jan. 18, 1983. Since then, it has captured the hearts of Bicolanos with its “taste of American fare”.

What I love to order when I eat at Bigg’s is their Pork Cordon Bleu with mashed potato and buttered vegetables. Their macaroni and cheese, as well as their special burgers are also must-tries.

Excited for tomorrow? Visit Bigg’s Diner at SM Lipa to join their celebration and catch the latest promos.

Bigg’s Diner is located at the ground floor of SM Lipa (beside Starbucks).

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