Ready for Typhoon Signal iPhone 7? Storming Your Way on November 11 via Smart Communications!

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The country's leading wireless services provider, Smart Communications, Inc. is bringing you the best , most advanced iPhone ever! Get your hands ready for iPhone 7 beginning on Friday, November 11, 2016!

The new iPhone 7 features new advanced camera systems, the best battery life on an iPhone, and they are now water and dust resistant. 


Register your interest  for the #SmartiPhone7 and #SmartiPhone7Plus beginning this Friday, November 11, 2016. Follow the link below:

Stay Tuned!

Smart will be releasing the complete plan details soonest. For now, don't forget to register your interest from the link above.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7plus are available in these shades: Rose Gold, Gold, Jet Black and Matte Black.

I Survived Eyebrow Embroidery!

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Ever had that "Feeling Alien" moment whenever you take the plunge into the pool? Yung pag-ahon mo, naglaho bigla ang kilay mo? Or have you ever grown tired of mastering the art of drawing kilay2000 every time? I know right!

The eyes are said to be the windows of your soul, and the brows? They are the frame, dahlin! The prettier your brows are coupled with the perfect arch  make those pair on fleek!

My friend Jacque, an airbrush makeup expert,  has been itching to get  her blades on my "you-can-count-on-your-fingertips" brows and needless to say, after weeks of trying to evade her, I gave in! Curiosity and social media hype, you  are to be blamed! (May masisi lang! Lol!)

So with butterflies turning my stomach into a playground, I head on to meet with Jacque! There were about three girls when I got to the meeting place and they all looked like Betty Lafea (peace , ladies!We all got the chance to play the part! yay!)

After the beso-beso and pleasantries with the girls, Jacque applied some numbing cream on my eyebrows and motioned for the other lady who was due for the blade while I settled to observe (and entertain thoughts of backing out) . Ugh! I was like, "okay  lang , te? Is it bearable?" She gave me a thumbs up, and that zapped all 'em butterflies away.


While Jacque was preparing her stuff, we had a chance to talk about our first meeting. Jacque was one of our exhibitors in Kasalang Filipino back in 2013, featuring Da Hue Bliss Beauty Bar, a beauty center and spa that she owns and manage. Jacque was one of the makeup artists, if not the first, to introduce airbrush makeup in General Santos City . Little did I know that she was already into eyebrow embroidery at that time! Wow! I've got a pro here doing my slivering my brows!

A few more trips down memory lane and violah, I'm done! Oi! I survived eyebrow embroidery! Look at my brand new pair of full eyebrows! 
Taken immediately after the procedure.  Credits to Jacque.

As of this writing, my brows are still on its way to healing and will soon be due for a retouch. The whole process took a little less than two  hours including the time spent waiting for the numbing cream to work and for the pigment ink to kinda soak, which was about  30 minutes each. 

If you ask me whether it's painful or not, I guess it depends on one's threshold for pain. When Jacque gave me the first slice, I can't even feel it, thanks to the mighty numbing cream. Eventually, as it's effect wore off, a mild pain can be felt. The one you feel when you prick on your blackheads , minus the gigil!
My Betty Lafea momenti


I was told to avoid washing the brows for about 3 days , so cleaning the face got kinda challenging but that's about it. I was back to my normal shower chuchu in no time.


I'm glad I had my eyebrows done! Saved me a couple of minutes before hitting the road each day (it takes time drawing beautifully arched eyebrows, ya know), never had to worry about the alien-look no more (swimming pool, here I come!) and, I might just brave an "I woke up like this" post on your walls! Teehee!

Thinking of doing your brows? Get in touch with Ms. Jacque Kate , (just click on her name to get to her FB account) owner of Da Hue Bliss Beauty Bar ,  a Singapore trained eyebrow embroidery specialist.

Smart MasterCard: a Smart Way to Enjoy Exclusive Load & Shopping Perks

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Smart subscribers are in for a whole lot of treats this holiday season with exclusive prepaid load and online shopping discounts through PayMaya, the country's leading digital payments mobile app that allows users to get an instant virtual prepaid Smart MasterCard that they can use for digital purchases.

Instantly Get a Virtual Prepaid Smart Mastercard!

By downloading the PayMaya app on their Android or iOS phones and registering with their Smart, TNT, or Sun mobile number, subscribers will be able to instantly get a virtual prepaid Smart MasterCard which they can load up at PayMaya load-up centers and use in more than 36 million merchants worldwide that accept MasterCard.

Smart subscribers who download the PayMaya app and use their virtual prepaid Smart MasterCard can also get as much as 10% discount on Smart prepaid load when they buy in-app, as well as enjoy exciting perks and discounts from Zalora, Jollibee, and many other big brands that will be announced in the coming weeks.

“With a vast majority of ‘uncarded’ Filipinos, many are still unable to experience the life-changing benefits that digital services offer today. With the Smart & PayMaya partnership, we aim to once again help our customers break barriers and experience new ways of transacting and engaging," said Katrina Luna Abelarde, Wireless Consumer Operations Head at Smart. "We are happy to join forces with Smart, the leader in mobile, so their subscribers can get more out of their purchases through the virtual prepaid Smart MasterCard. With Smart's reach and 'nationwidest' presence, we can all, in turn, help bring the many benefits of digital payments to more Filipinos," said Kenneth Palacios, Director and Vice President for International Platforms at PayMaya Philippines.

PayMaya is the globally recognized digital payments app from PayMaya Philippines, the digital financial services arm of PLDT and Smart. Launched in September last year, the app has been the consistent #1 in the Google Play Philippines charts under the finance app category.

The PayMaya mobile app serves as a digital prepaid wallet where users can link virtual and physical prepaid cards, among them, the Smart MasterCard. PayMaya Philippines is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to ensure all user transactions are secure.

With their virtual prepaid Smart MasterCard, users will be able to:

 Transact online and use digital services. With the instantly-generated 16-digit card number in their virtual
MasterCard, users will be able to do online shopping and subscribe to their favorite digital services that
require a credit, debit, or prepaid card as a payment option.

 Get discounts on prepaid load packages. Users will be able to purchase prepaid credits and enjoy up to
10% discounts to load their own Smart prepaid numbers or send as gifts to family and friends.

 Pay bills. Through the app, users will be able to pay their Smart, Sun, PLDT, Maynilad, Cignal, Meralco,
and a host of other bills using credits they have loaded to their PayMaya account.

Over 15,000 Touchpoints Nationwide!

Users can load up their PayMaya accounts in any of the over 15,000 touchpoints nationwide, which include Smart Stores, SM Malls Business Centers, Robinson's Department Stores, UnionBank ATMs, 7-Eleven stores with Cliqq Kiosks, TouchPay Kiosks, and Smart Padala Centers, on top of online banking via BDO and UnionBank.

With the PayMaya app, users will be able to instantly see a list of all their transactions and manage their usage.At the same time, they will receive timely SMS notifications each time they use their virtual prepaid Smart MasterCard anywhere.

Soon, Smart and PayMaya will also introduce a physical Smart MasterCard payment card and an NFC- enabled Smart MasterCard payment sticker, which users can link to the PayMaya app and use in millions of brick-and- mortar merchants that accept MasterCard here and abroad.

World's Best Online Payment Solution Awardee!

Recently awarded as the world's best online payments solution at the Emerging Payments Awards in London,PayMaya has been leading the charge in enabling instant access to the digital economy through its game-changing payments service.

Empowering Filipinos everywhere with customer-focused digital innovations, Smart has pioneered payment
solutions through the years that allow subscribers to break barriers digitally.The leading wireless service provider with around 70 million cellular and broadband subscribers has built a reputation for innovation, having introduced world-first wireless offerings like Smart Money, Smart Load, Smart Padala and Smart Pay With Mobile when it comes to mobile transactions. (PR)

To know more about Smart MasterCard, visit or