Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Our 3rd Year Celebration! Living a Sweet and Pampered Blogging Life!


Are you one of those who are fond of counting troubles?  If you are, then this might not be the page you might be looking for.  But on  second thought, you might want to hang around and learn a thing or two about living a life of joy.  Hehe, I'm not named one if I can not attest to it myself.

This blog actually is a fruit of all my regrets.  Good thing I held myself up and realized that there was really no sense in crying over spilled milk.  I ended up not looking for things to make me happy, they just came knocking at my door.  Cheerfulness for one is my key, then there's the hunger for trying out new things, even the most odd and scariest experiences can give you utter fulfillment, only if you accept the challenge.

The great things about blogging is winning new friends, learning new things from fellow mom-bloggers.  The best is being able to share not just information but some top notch products and services.

With this I was able to come up with a simple celebration with a few help from our partner products such as Diana Stalder, Gastro Chef,  Whipped Cupcakes, My Pink Wasabi, Sweetielicious, Wowcakes and Peppermint Kid Salon and Spa Boutique.

L to R: Vix of mum-writes.com, Leira of www.mushings.com, Me, Hazel, Monika of momgonevain.blogspot.com and Michelle of stayadventurousblog.wordpress.com
Let me share this quote to you as an expression of how I have shared some simple gestures for happiness to my guests on our sparty yesterday at Peppermint Kid Salon and Spa Boutique at SM Aura.
 Happiness is always a by-product.  It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular.  But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.  ~Robertson Davies

I hope they enjoyed the snacks I have prepared for them, not that stunning though for a refreshment but hopefully it was satisfying for them.


This ain't just an eye-candy!  This cupcake tower was sublimely created by  Wowie Lontok of Wow Cakes.  Ain't this photo just adorable.  She customized our afternoon sweet nibbles with the same theme as our sparty!

With the chocolate cupcakes adorned with one of the best butter-cream frosting I've had, glammed up sparty-inspired gumpaste toppers, everyone has had to take a moment of deep thought whether to eat one or just cherish it as an ornament.  But when they could not resist to take a bite, nothing stopped them (whoops that includes me and the kids) in getting not just another bite but another round of the cuppies.  The chocolate cake was moist but firm making sure the toppings are stable, and oh without being too sugary.  I really appreciate Wowie giving us not just a dozen but 30 cupcakes, we all had more than one and a few more to share to the gracious staff of Peppermint.

Cuteness down to the very details!  
The perfect sparkler for an eventful day like this was.  Make sure to visit and like her page and check her cake arts, you will be amazed!


All five of my guests (who won in my raffle) and a blogger friend where luxuriated with their custom foot masque, pedicure and manicure.

Seated like a dainty girl on the swing-inspired chairs, each of their foot and legs were pampered- soaked in bubbly and scented foot bathe, scrubbed, masked, wrapped in warm towel and then with an invigorating massage.  The smiles on each of their faces said it all after their nails have been daubed in their chosen colors of polishes, which the salon's manager boasts as all-organic and US -based products.


Wouldn't you want all your legs' dead skin cells rubbed off and having a refreshed feel after.  At the photo, Millet's legs are being prepped for the mask.
Two of our guest boys were also given haircuts and the out-of this-world kiddie back massage.  Can't you see how busy they are playing and watching a cartoon flick on their LCD monitor while their moms are bonding with the other moms.
Of course Peppermint does not only glorify their clients' legs, hands and nails, their stylist are professionally trained to handle the hairstyles they want.  This made us all the more happy as the salon extended their generosity by giving some of my guests stylish hair cuts.  I love their hair wash chairs.  It does not only look elegant but comfortable as well.  Will share you some time, how my daughter enjoyed this experience.
If you can check above, most of my guests have been prettified with new hairstyles.  (Will update this post with their lovely photos...)

The second batch of mommies who got pampered.  As you can see, they are both busy updating their IG's and FB's, cause WIFi is fast and FREE here.

Oh yes!  More cupcakes!  These are lovely red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting from Eat and Cheat Cancer Book Project and Chef  Alvin and Chef Brooke of Whipped Cupcakes!


I have dreaming of learning how to do fish tail braid on my hair and have attempted on doing it on my hair but alas, all were failures.  Now, I can don one without having my fingers braided instead.  Peppermint's staff can do complex hair braids for everyone.


Ain't this just so rewarding!  Seeing charming smiles on my friends faces specially the ones from the girls like Adee and Haley.

Aside from the pampering, we also gave-away some stuff from Diana Stalder (P400 worth), Gastro Chef (P 650 + worth), and P500 GC from My Pink Wasabi.




and some other things!  


Thanks Peppermint for partnering with us on this day, that is just worth-treasuring!

Peppermint is open at 10:00 am to 10:00 pm for all your beautifying needs.  If you want to have the same or your own customized Sparty at their SM Aura branch, here are the contact details:

Let me also share you some of the other reviews of the bloggers who have experienced the same excitement and ultimate pampering at Peppermint Kid Salon.

From Mom Gone Vain/ Lipstick and Moe

http://lipsticksandmoe.blogspot.com/2013/10/gastronomy-by-joys-third-blog.html

From Lucky Finds:
http://luckyfinds-shareapic.blogspot.com/2013/10/gastronomy-by-joy-celebrates-3rd.html


Address:  Unit B-07 Basement 1, SM AURA PREMIER, 
                McKinley Parkway corner 26th Street, Taguig City, 
Phone: (02) 553 3597
Email: sales@peppermintsalon.com
Website:  http://www.peppermintsalon.com








3 comments:

  1. Wow! Your celebration looks so fun! Hihi. Pamper time for girls!!!! You really love your readers. Is it hard to organize that kind of event? I am also thinking to have that kind of celeb for my blogsary. ;)

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  2. This is too cute and just in time too, I'm gathering ideas for my inaanak's birthday this november! Thanks for posting!

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  3. we super enjoyed this spa-rty! thank you so much joy! i think hailey really liked what they did to her hair and nails :)

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