January 31, 2014

Club Astoria Holiday Ownership & Cafe Astoria (Review + Preview)

First and foremost, I'm writing this post as preparation to my series of blog post about our future Puerto Princesa, Palawan trip this coming Summer, which I will try to accomplish asap once our trip is done. This is because that future trip will be half the price and the story behind it will start with this entry. Because we received an invitation from Club Astoria for a marketing promotion a few months back. The message said that we will get to enjoy free lunch or dinner buffet and accommodation GCs  and they need around 60-90 minutes of our time for a presentation and that there will be no obligation whatsoever if we are not interested with what they are offering. The message was pretty enticing, and we have nothing to do that one Saturday, so after a few exchanges of text messages we all happily obliged. Hey, who can say no to free buffet and accommodation GCs, may it be true or not.

When we arrived we were directed to the Cafe Astoria, where we were greeted by a staff, asked for our names and valid IDs; after which, we were escorted to our table. There were lots of guests inside, Ijust don't know if they were there because of the same invite that we had. A Club Astoria sales agent went to our table and asked for some of our details and once she was done she told us to first enjoy the free buffet and after the dinner, the presentation will be rendered.

January 28, 2014

SheInside.com Pre-Sale

Want to see your favorite SheInside item on a 50% mark down? Like to vote for the items you love and the ones you want to go on sale here: LIKE TO VOTE!

Here are just some of the clothes that you can vote for to go on Pre-Sale:       

January 27, 2014

My 2014 Make Up and Beauty Tools Wishlist!

After attending a Personal Make Up Workshop last year (read about it HERE), I promised myself to really practice and hone my skills with doing make up, which for now, I intend to do for personal use. But I might and have plans of doing it professionally as well, but that still is just a consideration, yet a dream I still want to pursue.

To be able to practice doing make up properly, I also promised myself to build a make up collection that is made up of quality and tried-and-tested beauty/ make up products and tools. I know, I know, that doing make up doesn't have to be that expensive and some affordable products do deliver as well, but as much as hate to admit it, most performing products comes with a heftier price tag. But of course, there are still that are not as heavy-on-the-pocket, say for examle, NYX cosmetics and other drug-store make up products.

January 22, 2014

Be IN with the Street Style with SheInside.com's Early Spring T-Shirts

Spring is probably the best fashion season of the year, because it sets off the tone for fashion for the entire year. Also, some of the clothes you have during Spring season can still be used for Summer and Autumn, it is that versatile! You just need to layer your clothes when it’s Spring and Autumn, and when it’s summer you can just wear them as they are.

For casual and street style clothes, when it’s still Spring, you can opt to wear t-shirts and layer them with cardigans, sweaters, and jackets and add some scarf. When it’s already summer, you can still wear the same apparel and just pair them with more bright color pieces to look fresh and Summer-y.

January 21, 2014

#GLOBEProjectWonderful2014: Gift to the Philippines-Discipline and Education

I love my country and I’m proud to be a Filipino. And I have tried my best to be a good, law-abiding and patriotic citizen in my own little and big ways, ever since. I still agree with Andres Bonifacio, one of our national heroes, when he said in his poem Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa: Aling pag-ibig pa ang hihigit kaya... Sa pagkadalisay at pagkadakila, Gaya ng pag-ibig sa Tinubuang lupa? (What love can be purer and greater than love of country? What love? No other love, none.) I’m not a soldier who fights battles, I’m  not a social worker who works for the government and just receives an allowance, nor an activist who fights for a cause. I’m far from being a hero. But that doesn’t hinder  me from helping others, be vigilant and become a responsible member of the community.

I have a lot of things that I can think of if given an opportunity to help out and give something to my country. There are both intangible and tangible things that are in my mind now. But what stands out now are the ideas of Discipline and Education.

January 18, 2014

What To Wear in an Event? Head over to SheInside.com

I've been contemplating on whether to make or buy a dress that I would wear for our friends' wedding this coming Summer. Since I'll be coordinating and decorating on the day of the event itself, I've been looking for dress designs that that fits most, if not all, these categories: Stylish, Classy, Vintage-Looking and Comfortable.

I've been keeping those categories in mind, for the following reasons:

-The color and style of the dresses should be in-line with our friend's wedding theme and atmosphere.
and most especially
-The dress needs to be comfortable enough because I will be busy coordinating and styling the wedding and not to mention the wedding date is on a Summer day.

January 12, 2014

New Year! New Wardrobe! SheInside Limited Time Discount Up To 70%

Happy 2014 everyone! Since it's a brand new year, and we need to let go of the old and welcome the new, why not start with your closet? Have you been keeping those clothes in your wardrobe collection that you haven't use in months, or maybe years? Why not give it away or better yet donate them.

Click the photo or the link above to see what are on SALE!

And now you ask, "Now what?"  Fret not, you should feel glad that you gave out or donated some of your clothes, not only that you made somebody or someone else happy with those old clothes, you made room for new and in-style ones!

January 11, 2014

78 Color Eyeshadow Palette + 8pcs Brush Makeup Set from TMart.com

For almost I month, I regularly visited TMart.com and browsed for  makeup brushes and putting all that I want to buy in my account’s Wish List tab; I ended up having more than 10 sets in that list. I also browsed their make up section and found alot of great items too, but what caught my attention are their bundled deals. 

I’ve seen a lot of the same items being sold on social media and local bazaars but I was not enticed to buy from them, because most have huge mark ups from the ones I can buy directly from other sellers/manufacturers. So learning about Tmart.com was a blessing! TMart.com's products are really affordable and most of the time cost cheap. They also often (way too often) hold sales for most of their items.

January 10, 2014

My First Ever and Very Own 24 Pieces Pro Cosmetic Makeup Brush Set from TMart.com

I’ve been longing for the longest time to have my own set of make-up brushes, and for some reason I don’t know why I keep putting off buying them. I only buy them in singles and only those that I need for everyday use. After taking up a make-up workshop with Youtube Beauty and Make Up guru Say Artillero (read blog post here), I realized that to achieve professional looking make-up, one must really have the proper set of tools. Of course you need not burn your pocket just to have good brushes and make ups, being a wise shopper is the key and do your research. I was encouraged and vouched to myself that I would decide once and for all, that I will buy me a set of decent brushes, which will be my Christmas gift to myself.

I've been looking around for brush sets that fits my budget but won’t compromise the quality. I was really eyeing for Real Techniques brushes; but those that are being sold locally (imported from abroad), costs way beyond what I can afford at the moment. But if I buy them directly  from the US they cost way way less, though the shipping would costs me a lot in turn. So I'm holding off that thought for now. There are make-up brushes that are expensive and there those that are affordable yet of good quality, you just need to be keen what and where to spend your good-earned money for and not just buy whatever you see on social medias, internet and TV. As for me, I don’t usually go berserk and impulse buy, I usually research what I want to purchase, visit it occasionally and usually wait until something goes on sale.

January 2, 2014

Prettify You Eyes: XTENSIONS Eyelash Greenhills Review

I don't like bragging and I hate people who brag. But just this once, allow me to somewhat do that.. lol! one of the things that I'm thankful for and is proud to have is having long lashes. It's in the genes! My youngest brother, (yes, you read it right, I said brother) share the same benefit as I do, although his lower lashes are long as his upper lashes that sometimes they meet or overlap. Well, all of my siblings do also have long lashes. I often get asked by people if my lashes are real and I'm proud to say that they are in fact, realHere is one photo of me showing off my eyelashes with no false lashes and just coats of mascara and lucky genes from mama and papa:

But sometimes, I'm just human I don't get contented with what I have and I long for more. Well, what I wanted was for my lashes to look thicker and for me to save time by skipping the application of mascara. So when I came across this group buying website and found a deal that offers eyelash extensions for only Php 250 with a real value of Php 1,000; I couldn't let the chance just pass and purchased it right away.

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