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Groupon Voucher Review: House of Obagi Signature Facial Treatment

March 17, 2014

Groupon Voucher Review:
House of Obagi Signature Facial Treatment

Price: 1750 pesos (regular price is 3500 pesos)


The facial treatment lasts for 70 minutes, and administered as follows:

1. Cleansing of the face with Obagi cleanser.

2. Washing off the cleanser with a sponge.

3. Pressure point massage of the face. 

4. Application of an exfoliating scrub. 

Washing off the exfoliating scrub with a sponge.

6. Facial steam with eye patch.

7. Head, shoulder massage during facial steam.

8. Vacuum the face to remove the dirt surfacing after facial steam.

9. Extraction of white heads and blackheads.

10. Use of a machine roller to close pores on face.

11. Application of facial mask

12. Washing of facial mask.

13. Application of Profession-C serum (Vitamin C) on the eye and face.

14. Use of Galvanic machine to push the serum onto the face to make sure it penetrates.

15. Application of Obagi Clear.

16. Application of Sunblock

My opinion:

Highly recommended.  Obagi products are known to be very good but very expensive. If you cannot afford the daily use of Obagi products, you can enjoy it's full benefits through the occasional Obagi Signature Facial treatment. At 1,700 pesos, this is definitely value for money. Even if it's 50% off the regular price, you are not shortchanged during the treatment. You get the full value and service of a regular-priced treatment.

I had my signature facial at House of Obagi, Trinoma. The service was great.

Groupon Voucher Review: Ninyo Fusion Cuisine Fine Dining Set Menu for Two

March 12, 2014

Groupon Voucher Review: 
Ninyo Fusion Cuisine 
Fine Dining Set Menu for Two

1660 pesos (3220 pesos value) for 2 persons, inclusive of taxes, not including 10% service charge, which is 166 pesos.

Menu for 2 persons: 

Nasu Miso

Japanese eggplant, pan-fried dressed with a sweet and savory miso glaze - 2 orders

Nori Pumpkin Soup
Creamy pumpkin soup served with pumpkin flower tempura - 2 orders

Shiitaki Confit Salad
with honey ponzu dressing sprinkled with crispy julliened tofu,
 seasonal fruits and assorted mixed greens - 2 orders

Yuzu Sorbet
This simple sorbet is refreshing and filled with 
the complex citrusy-floral flavor of yuzu fruit - 2 orders

EntrĂ©e – Beef or Fish | 2 orders 
(choice of either: 2 Beef / 2 Fish / 1 Beef & 1 Fish)

Fish: Salmon confit in wasabi caviar cream sauce

Beef: Grilled U.S. clod tender in garlic soy marinade served with 
grilled japanese sweet corn and seasonal vegetables

Green Tea Panna Cotta
a cool custard with green tea infusion - 2 orders

2 glasses of Wine Sangria
made of cabernet red wine mixed with cranberry extract, 
apple and pineapple bits - 2 orders

My opinion:
This meal is good value for the price of 840 pesos per set menu/per head, but not for the regular price of 1660 per set menu/per head. If you see another groupon offer from Ninyo with this price, it's value for money.

Comment on the service: 
1. Fast service. The food was served to us immediately.
2. Good but not fine dining quality. The waiters didn't notice we didn't have cloth napkins until we asked for it half-way through the meal.

Comment on the food:
I liked the pumpkin soup. The salmon dish was good. The panna cotta was soft and refreshing. The salad and appetizer was just ordinary but tasted fine.

Comment on the ambience:
It's being advertised as a romantic dinner for 2. But the small place of the restaurant does not afford too much privacy for couples. Make sure to request to be seated downstairs. The ambience is better downstairs than the second floor where we were seated.

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge
66 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Q.C.
Tel. 4260301
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