So few days ago, I was invited by the Urbanize team (remember my blog post about them last year?) for another fun and exciting day with them. Being a blogger and graduating student requires a lot of time and effort for me to accomplish both, and I need to be equipped with the right essentials and stuff in order for me to survive this concrete jungle life. That’s why I’m really grateful that there are stores like Urbanize that has everything you need, whether it be travel or the urban life. They carry top of the line brands from different countries, like Cabin Zero, Fjallraven, Focused Space, Swisstech and a lot more brands that for sure will fit your lifestyle and personality. 

Teammates at the event
As I was saying, Urbanize PH organized again a fun event for us bloggers at Spatzle Euro Café. The event features the awesome stuff you can find at their store, how can you incorporate them in your everyday life and style. We bloggers were challenged to style two looks using Urbanize PH stuff, do a unique flatlay and be a mannequin for a day (nah! just for 3 minutes tho). After the event, we were treated for an inspiring talk from a professional photographer, how he connects photography in becoming a better person and how it opened a lot of opportunities for him. We bloggers can surely relate to.

We were given fun challenges during the event, to make our Urbanize experience complete. 

The Runway Challenge Urbanize takes pride in the fact their products combine form and function, so it wasn’t really hard to showcase them in the runway. I helped my teammates come up with an outfit that perfectly demonstrates how Urbanize helps them become equipped enough to brave the city – whether you’re a professional, a fitness buff, a wanderlust, or even just as fashionable Millennial like me! Urbanize got you covered.

#IGotThisInTheBag Flatlay This challenge was done in a breeze because my teammates and I are used to making flatlays all the time! Haha! It’s amazing how all these cool items fit perfectly in one of those Urbanzie backpacks. Just goes to show that they’re not just stylish, they’re also practical to use too!

Live Mannequin Challenge Not everybody gets the chance to be a store’s “official” living mannequin, so this was definitely a one of a kind experience. I hope we gave justice to the Urbanize items we were wearing. Can you guess what kind of Urbanites we’re featuring in the looks below?

It’s so great that we bloggers get to test some of Urbanize top of the line products and brands during the event. Making it easier for us to select which products will fit our lifestyle and personality.

To know more about Urbanize Ph and how awesome their brand is, go follow them on their social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter): @UrbanizePH You can also visit their stores located at: U.P. Town Center, Gateway, Shangri-La, The 30th, Glorietta3, Uptown BGC, Venice Grand Canal, Kiss & Fly NAIA Terminal 3, Alabang Town Center, The District-Imus, Solenad and Serin - Tagaytay.


A day with Urbanize

For sure we've done a lot of crazy things for the sake of meeting new people especially in this digital age where everything is just one swipe tap away. I always crack up every time my friends share their horrible and craziest thing they've done just to meet new people and build connections; stories includes blind dates, awkward tinder dates, bar experiences and a whole lot more that will make you burst into laughter. Then from my friends stories, I somehow learned a lot from their experiences that I always apply every time I meet new people. 

Communication is the key to life. We have been told that many times. Take the past generations, like our parents, for example. They seem to take full advantage of that whole “communication” concept because they grew up talking face-to-face while Generation-Y grew up staring at screens. It's 2017 and we still spend hours of our days sitting and checkin our social media accounts, creeping on our exes while we text our friends and ponder about all of the things we want to say to certain people that we don't have the guts to actually do in reality.

I take it as a a new possibility and opportunity especially in my career as a blogger where I deal and meet a lot of people every week. In my five years of blogging, I learned how to communicate well with brands, agencies, bloggers, editors and business owners. But way way back, I'm so bad at communicating with people, coz I was an introvert back in the day. I tend to stay away from huge crowds and just stay in a room with no people inside, but I knew to myself that this has to change ASAP. It's a trial and error process, but when you figured it all out, for sure everything will follow. 

"You need to get out of your comfort zone to experience new possibilities"

Confidence is the key to everything. Confidence. Some people are born with it, some have to work for it, and others do not know how to obtain it. It is something either one has or does not, but can always be accomplished over time. In order for you to look good and feel good, you need to be confident in yourself. Just like San Mig Light latest commercial, where it shows the key things you need to have in order to achieve that suave vibe in meeting new people. 

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For The Sake of Meeting New People

Grooming plays an important role in my life, especially if people always expects you to look sleek and sharp all the time (fashion bloggers problems). That’s why I never leave my house without looking slick and ready. We never know what opportunity might come our way, that’s why it’s really necessary to look great all the time.

My grooming ritual isn’t that complicated compared to others, I just clean my face with my favorite skin care products, brush my teeth, apply sunscreen/moisturizer and style my hair. Hair is probably one of the first things you notice about people when meeting them for the first time. 

Choosing the right hairstyle is quite crucial, you have to consider your face structure, your lifestyle and the maintenance of your chosen hairstyle. One hair trend that a lot of guys are into right now is the “Faded hair trend”. Fade haircuts and hairstyles have been very popular among men for many years, and this trend will likely carry over into 2017 and beyond. The fade haircut has generally been catered to men with short hair, but lately, guys have been combining a high fade with medium or long hair on top. Basically it’s a hairstyle with faded effect on the sides (just like what I’m sporting in this blogpost). I love that this hairstyle is not hard to manage and maintain, all you need are trusty hairstyling products and you’re good to go.

Thank God there are a lot of hairstyle guides and websites dedicated for beauty, hair and grooming like what I’ve discovered on YouTube few days ago. I’m not really constantly aware with the latest hair care and hairstyle trends out there compared to fashion, that’s why I’m really thankful that there’s OFF THE PAGES to keep me updated with the latest hair trend.

You see, hair care is important too. Beautiful and shiny hair always leaves good impression, which is why proper hair care is important. Also, good care of your hair plays an important part in having healthy hair and helps avoid extensive damage that can lead to hair loss. When it comes to hair care, I only trust one brand and it’s Head and Shoulders.  I’m an outdoor type of guy and being out on the open field can create harmful elements on my hair especially on the scalp area. Thankfully, Head and Shoulders has proven that it’s the go to product when it comes to scalp care throughout the years.

I’ve been using Head and Shoulders for almost ten years now. That’s why I never experienced or very rare of mine to have scalp issues that are common to most men. Well Head and Shoulders always comes up with innovative hair care products for us men plus its NEW Tri-Action Formula that cleanses, protects and moisturizes the scalp to give it the care it deserves is the best one yet! And in order to pull-off that faded hairstyle, you need to have a healthy scalp. I’m just thankful to Head and Shoulders, I’m able to confidently rock the scalp-baring fade look.

For the ladies out there and whether you are a friend or a fan of Sandara, you too can experience the same effects of the tender loving care of Head and Shoulders! Try using the Head and Shoulders Smooth and Silky variant and be on your way to a healthy scalp and hair! Remember, scalp is skin too!

Make sure you guys check out the OFF THE PAGES YouTube page to know how to sport The Fade hair trend


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