Monday, June 27, 2011

Forever 21 turns 1

Can't believe it's been a year since we opened Forever 21 in SM Megamall :) Here's the ad that came out yesterday:

After the phenomenal opening of its flagship store in SM Megamall in July of 2010, Forever 21 has become a style destination to the Metro’s fashion-forward shoppers.  The recent opening of yet another store in SM Makati in Makati’s Central Business District established it as one of the most successful apparel lines in the country.

            And as Forever 21 celebrates its first anniversary in Manila, the Metro’s stylish set can look forward to more shopping fun and great finds from July 1 to 9 in its SM Megamall and SM Makati stores.

            The shopping frenzy begins on July 1 as Forever 21 Mastercard holders are entitled to an exclusive 10% discount on all regular items with a minimum purchase of P 5,000. Forever 21 Mastercard holders can also avail of an early pass at 9:00 AM on that day by simply presenting their card and a valid ID at the J. Vargas entrance at SM Megamall and the Forever 21 entrance facing the Intercontinental Hotel in SM Makati. All BDO credit card holders also get 5% rebate with a minimum purchase of P5,000 from July 1 to July 3.

            Apart from all the fashion fun, a minimum P 3,000 spent in the stores from July 1-9 entitles one to a fab Forever 21 umbrella.  SM Advantage, SM Prestige, and BDO Rewards Card holders also have the chance to win cool cameras – there will be six winners of GE X-500 cameras and four winners of GE C1233 cameras – available at the Gadgets section of the SM Department Store.  

Every P5,000 minimum single receipt purchase entitles one to an Electronic Raffle coupon when they use their cards.  The electronic raffle draw will be held on July 15, 2011 at 3PM at the MCI Head Office at the fourth floor of One E-Com Center. Per DTI NCR Permit No. 4685, Series of 2011.

            One of the fastest growing and most successful apparel lines in the US, Forever 21 partners in the Philippines with SM’s Retail Group.  Forever 21 stores are located at the Second Level of SM Megamall A and at the Ground Floor of SM Makati at the Makati Central Business District.

See you all this Friday? :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Free Shoes from Virtual Mae

Here's how you can own a pair (or more) from Virtual Mae :D
All prices are slashed down, to as low as P500 a pair!
See you there this weekend ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Color-Blocking is Still On!

I've been patiently waiting for the bright-colored palazzo pants and maxi skirts by SM Department Store, which were shown at the recent Philippine Fashion Week since May.   See the green pants on the leaflet below?

They're finally here! I bought quite a few, priced at P1,199 each.  Not bad for the fabric and the styles :) I especially love their maxi skirts that have a short train ;)  Best news of all? I got them at P100 off each with the leaflet the sales associate gave me. 

How cool is that? :)
Visit SM Department stores now to get first dibs on PFW items.
Hurry as they come in very limited quantities.

Monday, June 20, 2011

It might be raining all weekend, but who's to stop us from wearing brights to fight off the gloomy day? For starters, why don't you try the latest bottles of ORLY Happy Go Lucky Collection—choose from Fresh (Lime Green Crème), Flirty (Hot Pink Shimmer), Frisky (Teal Crème) and Frolic (Dark Violet Crème). 

This limited collection is sold at P 349.75
Sway your hands, fresh and bright day is ahead of you!

Available at: Purebeauty Store I Marionnaud | First Aid Greenbelt | PCX (Rockwell, Ermita, Alabang Town Center) | Watsons (Greenbelt 5, Ayala Cebu) | Beauty by SM (Makati, Megamall, Fairview) | Landmark-Trinoma | Beauty Cocktails | Robinsons Department Store Ermita

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Ultimate Gift for Dad

One of my goals is to buy my dad a luxury item he THINKS he doesn't need ;) 
Like Italian watch brand U-Boat:

I love how macho these big-face watches are...

This is in my wish list, encased in this vault-like steel box:

With a magnifying glass to show off the details of the face

The oak-colored leather straps gives it a vintage feel.

Another one is this one, packaged in an "Hermes-Orange" leather box :D

This has an even bigger face, 
and a has a more modern take to it with its glossy hardware finish.

And you can see everything at the back of this watch

Both watches come in very limited stocks, each having their own serial number.  
Making each piece a very special timekeeper that can be passed on for generations.
U-BOAT Manila ITS 'BOUT TIME INC. Maxims Hotel,Resorts World Manila Newport Boulevard, Newport City Cybertourism Zone, Pasay 1309 Metro Manila, Philippines +632 836 9937
Visit their facebook by clicking on the link.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pina Colada Treat

The rainy season is starting already, but who's to say we can't have summer all year long?  Introducing Posh Nails' latest offering: Pina Colada treatment.
TGIS PinaCristine copy

I got a chance to try this new treatment at their Tomas Morato branch, which was newly renovated:

Good thing I went at night (this branch is open until 12mn), so I got to "enjoy their pina colada" :)

Served with scrub and lotion, too :)

Best of all, Posh Nails uses OPI products for most of their treatments.  For the Pina Colada, the OPI Tropical Citrus Scrub is an AHA skin scrub with natural sugar crystals, coconut and citrus extracts.  Alpha Hydroxy Acid lotion and scrubs are the most effective exfoliants. They break down the top layer of the skin and reveal brighter and more youthful looking skin underneath.

Formulated to reduce calluses and banish, dry, rough skin. Coconut extract softens while the citrus extract helps invigorate the skin. Tropical Citrus products are filled with pampering ingredients inspired by a spa setting in the tropics. This product is developed to turn hands and feet silky smooth.

Benefits of Pina Colada Treatment
1. The triple action fruit-derived AHA’s leave skin silky smooth
2. Citrus scrub promises reduction of dry, rough skin
3. Ingredients of the scrub and lotion makes the skin look youthful and glowing
4. The treatment may lighten dark spots and will keep the skin soft and supple.

This mani-ped/scrub set is perfect for ladies-on-the-go.  It's an all-in-one treatment that can last you for a month.  Best of all, you can go to Posh Nails T. Morato branch even after dinner, or just before heading out to a weekend party ;)

For my next visit, I will definitely try their cracked nail polishes ;)

Visit Posh Nails website by clicking on this.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Gifts for Dad

I'm done shopping for Father's Day gifts to my dad (Burberry shirts) and my husband (Kenneth Cole sling bag and a Tumi wallet)—I did mine during my England vacay.  Two down, one more to go: for my father-in-law, that is.  Good thing, Rustan's sent me some great gift suggestions that might be helpful for you as well:

Every son and daughter knows that fathers never ask for too much. So for his special day on Father’s Day, surprise him and give him something that will put a smile on his face. Show him how much you truly appreciate him and reward him for all his hard work and love. This Father’s Day, discover the perfect gift that every father would love for work and play only at Rustan’s.

Spend a relaxing weekend with dad in style and visit Rustan's for the best outfits and accessories, like this clean and crisp look from Faconnable. Throw this stylish jacket from the Monte-Carlo Masters Series Collection on a fitted polo and shorts and dad's confident to step out, casual and polished. 

We all know dads strive to be at the top of their game at work, so reward him with top-notch business suits, formal shirts and leather belts from Hackett and quality leather shoes from Magnnani. Other classic gifts like Nautica Plain White Hankies, Faconnable and Geoffrey Beene neckties, Michael Kors timepieces and Hackett and Jean-Louis Scherrer cufflinks round-up Rustan's perfect offerings for the dad at work.

It doesn't matter whether dad's an avid gym regular or is allergic to the treadmill. Get him motivated with gym clothes that use the best performance fabrics and technology, like this Sugoi Zap Jacket, sleeveless top and shorts. Klean Kanteen water bottles are perfect for any sporting activity, as well as the Timex Iron Man watches. Get dad into the active lifestyle and keep him healthy for longer.

Treat dad to a much deserved vacation and gift him these other travel essentials like the Panasonic Portable Battery Shaver, or a set of Hackett International Polos. Pile them all into the lightweight Bric's Dynamic Trolley Luggage, and have him wear a pair of D&G shades and dad's all set to jet to the locale of your choice.

This Father’s Day, Rustan’s celebrates this special day by offering the best selection of gifts that a Father will surely want! Give your father that special token that spells out “I love you” or “Thank you” with Rustan’s many stylish apparel and timeless treasures.

Have you found the perfect gift? Hope so :) 
Happy Father's Day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Freedom from Hair

Get 50% off on Brazilian Wax services at Strip, until tomorrow only.
manila_strip1 low

Strip has 2 branches:
Serendra 901-0892
Greenbelt 501-3997

For more details, click on their website.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Got a Tattoo?

Last month, Globe Tattoo formally launched their endorsers at Ronac Center in San Juan

I was greeted by this amazing set-up at their basketball court floor

Here is Ana Zamora, taking a shot by the black-light wall

I bumped into one of the hosts for the night, RJ Ledesma, with the iron man

More cute anime girls by the door

Globe Tatto's Dong Ronquillo and Mega's Meryll Yan

Shared the table with Divine Lee and Victor Basa

Along with Rajo Laurel and Michealle Torres of Metro

Bumped into Adriane Concepcion of Garage and Megan Young

And now, the program has started, with Joey Mead and RJ Ledesma as the hosts

First up, they awarded Globe Tattoo subscriptions to Daniel Naval and Ana Zamora

With a presentation on their latest offerings. 
*I'm eyeing their MyFi ;)

Dong Ronquillo joins Joey Mead on stage, as he shares with us more exciting projects and to present Globe Tattoo endorsers:

Alodia Gosiengfiao, Saab Magalona, Sarah Gaugler and Rico Mossesgeld 

Watch out for another new face from Globe Tattoo; will post within the week.
To know more about their offerings, log on

Friday, June 10, 2011

Glam and Urban

Sparkling glamour was indeed in the air, as designers Lyle Ibanez and Yvonne Quisumbing showcased their holiday 2011 collection with sprinkles of glitz and shimmers.

For New-York based Filipino designer, Lyle Ibanez presented strong yet feminine styles with the “Urban Warrior” in mind. Soft silhouettes that are structured in shape and pattern are further softened with texture play: “I used a lot of silk tulle, sequined stretch tulle, double-faced satin, cottons treated like leather, and even faux fur.”

From his first batch of black ensembles that are reminiscent of Milla Jovovich’s movie roles, to his second half of liquid sparkles and tulle combinations, Ibanez’s works are for the independent ladies who are still very in touch with her feminine side. Always on the go, Ibanez chose free-flowing hair that’s sleek and straight. “Hair, I believe, is very crucial to the total look. It can make or break the story that you want to tell your audience,” says Lyle. To achieve this, Runway hair expert Borge Aloba had the models’ hair blow-dried and flat-ironed. Subject to extreme heat, these models’ locks were given extra treatment with L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 hair care line that delivered shinier and smoother hair almost instantly, making the models’ hair runway-worthy.

Who doesn’t enjoy seeing the sunset by the beach? This is where Yvonne Quisumbing got her epiphany from: “I was amazed how the sun affects the sea at sunset. From this scene, I decided what color and fabrics to use – fabrics that are sheer, light and delicate. The silhouettes, I thought, should look and feel comfortable as well.” A combination of dusky colors and ocean waves brought about her collection of soft silhouettes in red orange and dusty hues of gray, beige and pinks. Soft chiffon, organza and satin heightened the serene mood with flowing styles and cuts that speak of graceful fluidity. Further accentuating the light and airy look were the models’ hair, which were styled with soft curls that perfectly matched the theme of the dresses.

L’Oreal Paris first Filipina image model Anne Curtis graced the show, the first of the many at PFW, as the designers’ first face and grand finale. “I highly believe in talented Filipino designers and talents and I only trust L’Oréal’s expertise when it comes to my finale runway looks.” shares Anne.

*photos taken from


Blog Widget by LinkWithin