Friday, August 28, 2009

Funny Makeup Tutorial :)

I completely forgot about this video clip until today, when my friend posted it on Facebook again.
Let's kick off the long weekend with this funny makeup tutorial. Enjoy! :D

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Full Weekend

Your three favorite brands: Ensembles, Freeway and Solo are all under one roof at The Row! To celebrate the new stores, The Row at Glorietta 5 and The Row at Shangri-La Plaza will be giving 10% off on all regular items (except on Freeway’s National Artists Collectors’ Series and Ensembles’ Debbie Co Collection) and more discounts on other selected items from August 28 to Aug. 31 exclusively at these 2 branches of The Row.
So come and experience shopping at The Row!

If you love accessories, then check out the sale exclusive to HSBC employees only (sorry, ladies). Get 10-20% discounts on their items. Location: G/F, Pearl Room at the HSBC Center, 3058 Fifth Avenue, Taguig

Get a chance to win one of these cute boots. You just have to buy one pair of footwear (plueys or rainskimmers) at LUNA, HEIMA, ONE GOOD EYE or at the Rockwell Urban Bazaar, this weekend (Aug 28 to 30). Each purchase entitles them to join our raffle to win 6 pairs of raingear. There will be one winner who will win all 6 pairs. The winner will be announced a week after Aug 30.

Here are the details for our retail partners :)

LUNA
2nd Floor, Shops at Serendra, Taguig
Tel. +
632-856-0350
Store Hours: 12nn
-9pm Monday to Sunday
Items: Plueys, Rainskimmers, My+brolly


WHIPPED TEE COUTURE/ONE GOOD EYE
Unit RS-10 2nd Floor Makati Creekside Mall, Amorsolo cor. Herrera Streets
Legaspi Village,
Makati City
Tel. +
632-819-2062
whipped.it.good@gmail.com
Store Hours: Monday
to Friday, 11am-8pm Saturday
Items: Plueys, Rainskimmers, My+brolly


HEIMA STORE
G/F Shop 33, Cubao Expo, Quezon City, Philippines 1106
Tel. +63-917-5614346
inquire@heimastore.com
Items: Plueys, Rainskimmers, My+brolly


Back by popular demand, Jurlique holds a Private Sale event (again) tomorrow from 6-9pm only at Rockwell Achaeology Area. Up to 70% off! Since you're at Power Plant already, why don't you check out...

Bazaar hours: Friday 11am-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-9pm

Don’t miss the most-awaited Urban Bazaar of the year featuring shops with one-of-a-kind fashion finds, accessories, beauty items, knick-knacks and more. Visit the Rockwell Tent and get a chance to win exciting raffle items like limited Power Plant Mall tarp bags and foot and back massages from Spaholics! For more information, please call 8981702 or visit powerplantmall.multiply.com.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bring It On

Never has school spirit been so alive and stylish, I should say. Witty statement shirts and cool graphic tees have invaded the campuses. One such clothing line caught my eye—the Jersey Dress. As basic as the name, they’re dresses inspired from basketball jerseys that are tailored fit for ladies. Yes, ladies, they custom make these dresses just for you.

This ingenious project came about when UAAP courtside reporter Sharon Yu wanted to wear a jersey dress to her school’s pep rally and asked schoolmate Patrick Giron to make one for her. Giron is known for making jerseys, so it was a cinch to make a feminine version for Yu. It was an obvious hit as people immediately placed orders. This lead to a third partner, Rachel Guerrero, who handled the sales and put up an online shop via multiply (among others) for interested customers.

Barely two years old, it has already been featured in shows such as Unang Hirit in GMA 7, One Morning Show in RPN 9, Hardball in Studio 23, and Fashionistas by Heart in Qtv. Personalities have also placed orders, with Isabelle Daza’s as one of those who quickly became fans of the Jersey Dress.

Two hundred happy ladies have been seen wearing these cool jersey dresses—all custom fit as each is only made once you’ve submitted your order. Visit their site (http://jerseydress.multiply.com) to check out the size chart. You can even request for minor changes, and even adjust the length of the dress, if you want. As for the material, the stretchable Spundy fabric is used, which is quite cool on the body.

They offer two playful designs: the basic and the off-shoulder dress. No two are alike, as you get to choose the color combination, number, and team name for your special jersey. Your school icon is imprinted on the dress, too! All for an affordable price of P550 for the basic, and P600 for the off-shoulder design. Even better news, get discounts for every three or more dresses. So, get your friends to place orders and show up at the court in these cute jerseys. See you at the games ;)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Are You One of Manila's Most Fashionable?

Wouldn’t you want to have Manila’s top stylists shop for you at Manila’s most fashionable address? Have you ever signed up for a registry where you could end up bringing home all the gifts?

The Power Plant Mall at Rockwell introduces a first: the Be Scene Fashion Registry. From August 26th to the 28th, Rockwell teams up with Manila’s top fashion magazines – METRO, MEGA and PREVIEW. The stylists from the three magazines will come up with fashion picks from Power Plant’s stores, and will create exciting in-store displays at the mall for all to enjoy and covet.

Just sign up for the Fashion Registry, fill out a “wish card” and get the chance to win the stylists’ top fashion picks!

This event will also introduce the POWER STYLE Card, which will be given to the 1st 150 guests of the night. Just present this card to participating R2 Level stores and get exciting discounts and freebies!

For more details on this one-of-a-kind fashion event, visit the Power Plant Mall or call 898-1702.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Clean and Green

Even without the swine flu scare, one should always be extra careful when it comes to places (and items) that are prone to bacteria and germ growth. It seems washing your hands with soap and water is not enough. Hospitals highly recommend 70% solution of alcohol to clean your hands and kill bacteria.

But what to do when you’re in an area full that’s prone to make you sweat like at the gym doing your workouts, yoga or pilates? As you all know, sweat attracts dirt, which brings with it bacteria. Young entrepreneur Sydney C. Go saw the need fill in this demand, and put up Sevà Service just for this goal: “Ever since I can remember, during trips abroad with my family, I see myself drawn to cleaning agents. Perhaps, it has something to do with me being OC (Obsessive-Compulsive). I’ve always wanted to have a clean and green lifestyle, and figured it had to start with me.”

Sevà Service is a pretty young company, which started late 2008 with its star product, the Mat and Towel Refresher. It was initially used on mats, towels, and clothing before, during and after workouts or any activity that involves heavy sweating. But Go realized that there’s so much more you can do with her star product: “It’s a multi-tasking lifestyle product. It’s not just for people who do a certain sport, or exercise. It’s for a lifestyle you have chosen—so it blends with your needs, making life so much cleaner. It is also something you choose to adapt. From men to women, to children, Sevà understands your needs and is constantly coming up with products to fit varied lifestyles.”


With the overwhelming response of the public to Go’s Mat and Towel Refresher, she was inspired to come up with another product: the Sevà Athletic Wear Wash that was just launched earlier this week. It’s perfect for washing your sports gear as it banishes odor, eliminates stains and is color-safe, too! The Spring Bouquet scent is an added plus; and can be used for both hand and machine washes that makes this anti-bacterial wash a must-have for every household.

Oh, and did we mention that both products are environment-friendly and non-toxic? Sevà uses plant-derived ingredients to make sure its safe on skin, even for babies!

Sevà Mat and Towel Refresher, P350

To use: Just spray on the area you want, and leave it to air dry after each washing. You may spray on mats and towels before and after each use. For clothing: spray before you wear your clothes, before you do your daily exercise. You can also use it to spray on your body as an energizing booster (has a zesty lemon scent) when needed.

Sevà Atheltic Wear Wash, 300ml pouch for P 195; and 600ml pouch for P 295

To use: HAND WASH: Mix 10ml SEVA Athletic Wear Wash with 30ml water. Wash soiled garments. Let it sit for a time, then rinse. Lay garment flat away from direct sunlight. MACHINE WASH: Mix 30ml SEVA Athletic Wear Wash with 60ml water. Combine garments with other load. Rinse. Lay garment flat away from direct sunlight.

Tip: Best to keep the athletic wear in a mesh bag to prevent pilling (rubbing of fabric with other fabric).

* Sevà Mat and Towel Refresher is available at Aura Athletica in Power Plant Mall, Certified Calm at Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Pulse Yoga Studio Greenhills and Makati, Sundar Bikram Yoga in Connecticut. Sevà Athletic Wear Wash is available at Aura Athletica and Moana in Power Plant Mall.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bookworms Rejoice

Enjoy 20% off on regular-priced items (except items marked X, XP, bargain books and magazines) in ALL POWERBOOKS BRANCHES.
PLUS! Grab this special offer exclusive only at Powerbooks Greenbelt, Megamall, Alabang Town Center & Trinoma: When you buy a 70% off book, you'll get to pick an 80% off book for FREE!
Only at Powerbooks from August 21-31, 2009
Per DTI-NCR Permit #3917 series of 2009

See posters for more details.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pseudo Spy Cam

One of my earlier posts included this wireless IP camera that we bought from CDR-King for P5800. The price might be cheaper now...

We bought it so that hubby can view us even if he's in the office. Sometimes, he would even call me
so I can carry little J and bring him closer to the camera so he can get a better look :)

This is how it looks like from the computer. We can also record whenever we're both out of the house. We were very careful not to make the nanny feel like we're very strict, but the purpose of this camera really is to spy on her hehe... I told our nanny that we wanted one, so that daddy gets to see him even if he's at the office. She even gamely shows off little J when hubby calls :) It never hurts to be safe :D

* Do take note that you have to have our own IP address to be able to have access outside the house. But if you're viewing from within, you'll be able to do so even without an IP address. Call your ISP to inquire :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Caring for Your Baby

August is "breastfeeding month" and these participating mommy/baby brands are giving 10% off on their products—just for this month. Promo code: WBM09

Here is the list of participating stores:
Tushy Wushy/Next 9 - www.next9.org
Mama.Baby.Love -
www.mamababylove.com
Jacobo & Beatrice -
http://jacoboandbeatrice.multiply.com
Organics Asia -
www.moringana.com
Indigo Baby -
indigomanila.multiply.com
Plume Nursing Wear -
http://plumeshop.multiply.com
Planet Noah -
oneplanetnoah.multiply.com
Nursing Mom -
http://nursingmom.multiply.com
Roots and Wings Inc. - http://www.rootswingsinc.com
Oak & Acorn - http://theoakandacorn.multiply.com

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Gadget Upgrade

HP launched their limited edition Vivienne Tam laptops earlier this year...

Like any lady who loves to dress up, I swooned and fell in love with it. But, like any practical woman,
I had to resist it. I recently "inherited" my brother's Powerbook, and decided to spruce it up instead.

What do you think? :) Thanks to Gmask, I got this quirky wrap for P2,500.

Their special collection of Belle de Jour wraps for mobile phones are also nice. Too bad they don't have it for laptops. Rates start at P795, and they also offer Swarovski crystals, too! Be sure to have a lot of time in your hands while you wait for your gadget to be wrapped. They're located in the malls, so the time will just pass by quickly as you do some "window" shopping :)

Gmask Beauty Wraps are located at SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta, Alabang Town Center, Robinsons Galleria, Greenbelt, SM City North EDSA, Robinsons Place Manila, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Gateway Mall, Greenhills V-Mall and Eastwood City Walk. Outside Manila: Limketkai Mall.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Are You Poppy?

I make it a point to buy magazines whenever I go abroad. This time, since I'm nursing little J... I didn't go with my mom to HK last month, but asked her to buy me my usual load of foreign fashion magazines :)

Look what I found in ELLE Japanese?

This new collection got me giddy and excited. Hint: the brand is printed on this page.

Just when Coach "left" Manila, it comes out with these cute bags... grrr...

If Louis Vuitton has their Murakami collection series, Coach has Poppy-Chan collection. Obviously, this line is targeted for the Japanese, most probably because Japanese ladies have received the brand so well there. Check out this video:


Don't you agree with me that the characters remind me of Disney's Powerpuff girls with a bit of '60s space age (white boots and mod dresses)? :D

To know more about the latest collection of Coach, visit their site and you'll surely have fun browsing the goods. Their mouse pointer even has cute hearts that follow you around the screen hihi... Too bad I found out about this collection after my mom's trip to HK, or I would have been TEMPTED to asked her to buy me a headband, tiara (but where would I wear it? :D) or a necklace/bracelet/ring.


Daphne Headband, $128 and Tiara Headband, $148

The Creative Director of Coach, Reed Krakoff, shared, "Poppy offers a different attitude that is younger in spirit. It's playful, with more prints, interesting fabrics and more experimentation. These are countered with a more classic shape or a more traditional construction. The line is cohesive but has a diverse range of items, from a tote covered in a profusion of red sequins to 'Gossip Girl'-worthy tiaras to pochettes covered in strands of gold beads."

Hmmm... looks like Coach has caught on the "Gossip Girl" bug, too! Some of the bags kinda reminds me of Marc by Marc Jacobs from seasons past with the locking mechanisms, patent leather and the big leather tag (for Marc, it was metal hardware). But you know me and happy brights (love them!), and this collection is definitely worth browsing—check them out yourself.

Their ballet flats have sequins on the toe cap—very disco preppy!

I'm in love with their wedges :o

One more site to visit is the Poppy Town. It's in Japanese though, but the animation, map, and interface (you'll know what I'm talking about when you get there) are just sooooo cute! Enjoy ;P

Friday, August 14, 2009

From Russia, with Love...

Can you guess where I went just by looking at this photo?

I was pleasantly surprised to see these seats outside the restroom of SM Megamall (near the Atrium). Cool, huh? :)

Now why was I in Megamall? I had to go buy a few more clothes for baby J (gotta prepare for his growth spurts), and visit my friend KZ's newly-opened shop, Kira Plastinina.

Everyone in the fashion industry is quite familiar with this Russian teenager who successfully launched her very own clothing line at the tender age of 14 back in 2006. Her dad, Sergei, who’s only 40 years old, supported his daughter’s dream of turning her design sketches into actual clothes. Not everyone is as lucky as her to have a dad for a tycoon, but that’s only the first step. Her passion, talent and entrepreneurial skills are what made her brand a hit among the young and stylish. Now 17 years old, Plastinina juggles work and studies like an old pro. The only designer of the brand, she is able to come up with regular pieces every two weeks that are delivered to the stores. Amazing, isn’t it?

Since 2006, “Kira Plastinina Style” has a whopping number of 73 owned stores and 20 franchises in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. More than that, this Russian heiress has also achieved a lot of accomplishments within the span of less than three years. These include her being awarded as the “Glamour Woman of the Year,” “Designer of the Year,” and “Breakthrough of the Year.” Her designs were also showcased at the Moscow, Rome and Milan Fashion Weeks, with international celebrities like Paris Hilton visiting her store. She even designed the holiday uniform for the students of Moscow Cadet Corps by the Russian Ministry of Defence. Such a great resume!

The good news? Stylish Pinays can now avail of these stylish goods at SM Megamall, and we’re mighty proud that our country is the first in Asia to franchise this global style brand. The store opening was held earlier this month, with close friends and members of the press getting first dibs on the new arrivals. Again, I wasn't able to attend since I was due any moment at that time. So, I paid KZ and her shop a visit instead and this is what I found...

I was greeted with a sea of pinks and blacks. I felt like a giddy schoolgirl inside, as my fave color dominated the store :) I went straight to their counter to wait for KZ (she was in her office at the back), and saw this cute perfume.

Smelled a bit like the beach, with hints of coconut. The scent didn't surprise me, as Kira loves to windsurf. I was kinda overwhelmed with all the fabulous finds, and asked KZ and her sales staff to recommend to me their top picks and best sellers:

Striped hoodies in velour fabric—great for chilly days.

These skirts are just toooo cute!

This almost-sheer hoodie tee makes for great layering with you fave shirt.

These metallic skinnies with zippered detail is for the rockin' gals.

Ahhh... dresses have always been close to my heart. Love the pleated details...

Pretty "fantasy" skirts :P

There are so many more pieces that I want to take photos of. You just have to check out the store yourself—2nd floor of Building B (where Linea Italia is). That's Kira Plastinina on the left. And see the dress on the right? It's not a dress, actually. When you look closer, there are two holes at the hem for your legs. It looks like a pair of jodhpurs/onesies/jumpers, but not.
Of course, I just had to have one of these. It also comes with hidden side pockets—I love it! And they're great for my post-preggy body, too! ;)

*Warning: Kira Plastinina's clothes are targeted for tweens and above, so the sizing is from XXXS to M/L. Don't feel bad when you find extremely small sizes, and if you fit into a M or a L, ok? You're not alone hehe... :D

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's Hamburger Day Tomorrow!

Brothers Burger is celebrating Hamburger Day (yes, apparently, there is such a holiday) tomorrow!
Get your Half-Pounder Burger at 50% off just for TOMORROW, 11am to 10pm (P175 slashed down to P87.50).
Visit participating branches to avail of their promo:
* Capitol Hills
* Tomas Morato
* Araneta
* Malate
* Pasong Tamo
* Alabang
* Paranaque

Sale and Promo Alerts!

Poivre very first collection is on sale, available at The Ramp in Glorietta.



AZTA URBAN SALON offers a 30% discount on Davines Color Technology Services until August 31 :)

You can call the following branches for details or leave me a message if you wanna set an appointment!:
.The Metrowalk 6317915
.Katipunan Avenue 4346733
.Robinsons Metroeast 6822107
.Eastwood City 6876527
.Alabang Town Center 6592249

Skull Candy Blow-Out Sale at Republic (Eastwood City Walk 2, Boracay, and La Fuerza)

A PANTdemonium sale for Levi's apparel and accessories—up to 50% off—from Aug 14-16.



Ben Sherman Spring/Summer 2009 Collection is now on SALE!!! (Shangri-la Plaza Mall)

Get 30% off on selected items!

Sale is on August 7 until August 31, 2009

Call the store for any inquiries: (632) 638.5973

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How a Bag can Save a Child and more!

I received a text from a good friend/schoolmate/colleague/blogger on a bag she's giving away—for a price, of course ;)

"Please participate in the silent auction of an Hermès Victoria bag (worth 200k!)
at Accessory Lab, 2/F Power Plant mall, Rockwell from Aug 10-16.
Starting bid is only P100! This is for the benefit of Fabella hospital.
For more details, please call 890-9011 or go to http://thebaghag.blogspot.com.
Your help is appreciated!"

*photo courtesy of thebaghag

Imagine, an Hermes bag that's worth over P200k is up for grabs—in superb condition and complete with dustbag and box, too! But what caught my attention more than the prized bag and the low starting bid was WHY is she giving away an Hermes bag?!

Last night, I found out from her blog that the Fabella hospital is a "baby factory." According to wikipedia, it has been delivering an average of 88 babies everyday since 2003! Most babies even share bassinets and cribs! My heart sank when I read this, even more when I saw photos from the latest post of Chuvaness. Visit her blog and you'll know why I am even more determined to help the bag hag/Mrs. T out! Chuvaness herself is also trying to raise funds through cash donations via Paypal. Visit her blog if you want to donate. Every peso is appreciated :)

For those who can only dream of owning an Hermes, now is the chance you've been waiting for. It might not be a Kelly or a Birkin, but it's still an Hermes. Think of it as a "thank you" gift for donating ;) Interested ladies should visit thebaghag's site to get the details on how to join the silent bidding. More photos of the Hermes Victoria is posted there as well. Good luck, thank you and I hope you win the bag!

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