Friday, September 30, 2011
So before anything else, I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone reading this for following my random ramblings about fashion, beauty, movies, giveaways, and life - whether you are merely following me for the freebies or actually like what I have to say. Lol.
Now, without further ado... the winners! (Chosen by random.org)
1. Amanda Paredes gets the Accessories goody bag.
2. littlemisspoleng gets the Clothes goody bag.
3. Maricar Rillera gets the Beauty goody bag.
4. Jane gets the Eye Candy goody bag.
5. Tommy gets the DVD goody bag.
The happy news is that everyone got their first choice. :)
To all of the winners, congratulations! Please comment on this post with your respective sizes (if applicable) and let me know whether you want to meet up to get your prizes or have me send them to you.
Everyone else, thank you for joining. :) Don't unfollow me just yet, though, because I have more giveaways coming up - starting with a mini giveaway tonight! Stay tuned! :)
Des is giving away a Sigma F45 Buffer here.
Emily is having her first giveaway here with the following prizes:
And Lita is giving away two lots of prizes here. Good luck everyone! And have a great October! Those in the Philippines, stay safe from Quiel, okay? :)
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Love, Bayo is a line meant to attract fashion-forward young ladies who are up-to-date and in-touch with fashion. It is there to address the need of the ever-changing world of fashion.
Jasmine Curtis is the face of Love, Bayo because she embodies what a female teenager should be: a young lady who enjoys her youth and her fashion.
And, oh, in case you didn't know yet, Bayo now has online shopping available!!!
So, if you were at the store, saw something you liked and decided not to get it, just to wish you had gotten it after all when you got back home... just get online and order it here. Wish granted.
I can't wait for them to get PayPal set up!!! What about you? And what do you think of the new line? :)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
SM Megamall is holding the 2nd Mega Brands sale this weekend from September 30 to October 2, 2011 in Megatrade Halls 2 and 3.
Whether you simply need some retail therapy or want to get some early Christmas shopping done on the cheap, you can shop at up to 70% off some great brands, like Tomato, Levi's, Guess, Nokia, Gap, Guess, Manels, Triumph, Guess, Prada, D&G, and did I mention Guess? :p
Plus, if you sign up for an RCBC Bankard credit card during the event, you will get free giveaways. But even if you don't, daily raffle prizes will still be up-for-grabs.
And the best part? FREE ADMISSION. (Can I get a 'woot woot'?)
Also, ABS-CBN Foundation's Bantay Kalikasan serves as the event's beneficiary, so part of al of the proceeds will go towards saving the environment. :)
So, are you ready for a shopping spree this weekend yet? I know I am. Let me know if you're going! Maybe we can meet up. :)
Want it? Join here! :)
Anyway, if you read my blog post on Monday about my first day back from Ireland, then you should know that I don't just get to keep my breath fresh with that yummy toothpaste now; I was also able to win a Blackberry Curve 9300 from Closeup Philippines. :D I know. Surreal, right?
Well, I decided to pick it up at Tiktite Tower today and because of Pedring and my usual bad luck with taxi drivers, I was honestly a little worried.
Fortunately, God was on my side again today and I didn't just get honest taxi drivers who used the meter, but the sun shone almost the entire day, too. :)
Syrena and I arrived at Tiktite tower right before 11, where I was asked to sign a certificate and wait for my Blackberry. Surprisingly enough, we didn't to wait long at all. Yup. Just a few minutes later, I already had my new Blackberry in my hands. See how happy we are? :) (Okay. S just looks tired.)
And this was my winning entry, once again:
See what a little creativity (and geekiness) can get you? :)
If you want to get the chance to win a Blackberry Curve 9300 of your own, then you still have time to join the same contest that I did.
Just visit Closeup Philippines on Facebook, click on The Fire-Freeze Experience tab under their profile picture, read the mechanics and click on "Join to win". It's that easy!
Of course, you're going to have to put some thought, creativity, intrigue and uniqueness into the mix, too. Remember: you only have 140 characters to use for each entry. (You can submit as many entries as you want, though.)
So, what are you waiting for? Get those entries in. The contest only runs until the 22nd of October. :) Good luck! If you win, we can BBM. ;)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Anyway, here is an outfit post that has been on my backlog for a while now. This is the kind of style that I usually wear on a regular grocery-shopping day:
This outfit post is especially special because my daughter Syrena decided to join me during the picture-taking process:
Click here for the complete mechanics. :)
There is also another one going on over at Chanel's blog, which is ending tomorrow, and here's what you can win there:
Click here to find out more. And, oh, happy birthday in advance, Chanel! :)
Don't forget to join my giveaway, too, guys. It ends in a few days! :)
Monday, September 26, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
When I got pregnant, I was in my senior year in uni - a Catholic one, at that - so my choices were: get married and finish senior year or leave. I left.
Now, I know that the "Catholic thing" to do would have been to get married, but the thought of getting forced into marriage just to finish my studies was so... not romantic. Plus, the vain part of me didn't want to get married with a huge belly. :p
In all seriousness, though, I do not regret my decision. I am hopelessly in love with my daughter and I have a great job - one that allows me to spend as much time with Syrena as I want and one that has a lot of perks.
Although I do have to deal with relatives on my side and the baby daddy's side when it comes to the "why aren't you married" and "why didn't you finish uni" questions, I don't regret a single thing. Judge if you want to judge. What matters is that I'm happy and that I can provide for my family and be there for them as much as possible. Isn't that what's more important?
Have you ever had a difficult decision to make? Well, Sophie does in the book "Sophie's Turn", so if you want to win a copy of the e-book and find out how she deals with it, click here. Hurry - today's the last day to join!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
2. Answer the following questions.
3. Pass it on to ten fabulous bloggers and send them a message to let them know.
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Animal: Icebear
Favorite Number: 8
Favorite Drink: Starbucks Grande Non-Fat Hot Caramel Macchiato
Facebook or Twitter: Twitter (I hate the new Facebook!)
Your passion: Hating the new Facebook. And writing.
Giving or getting presents: Giving!
Favorite pattern: Polka dots
Favorite day: February 8 (my daughter Syrena's birthday)
Favorite flowers: Sunflowers
Since I'd like to think that the Sunshine Award exists because of bloggers who make people smile, I am passing it on to the top 10 bloggers whose posts never fail to make me smile with their positivity, optimism, colorfulness and mere happy tones:
I thought I'd give my Luxe Grunge look a bit of a girly twist with the skirt and pay homage to the king of grunge, Kurt Cobain, with my pop art earrings. How did I do, in general? :)
Also, have you tried out the Luxe Grunge trend yet? I'd love to see your take on it! :)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Just click here to see the full mechanics and the list of items you could win by joining! You won't regret it. TRUST ME.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I am now proud to say that that day has come. Here are my nails modeled after Kat's Green and Yellow Polka dot Nails Tutorial:
Let me just start off by saying that Ireland is a beautiful place. I am in love with everything here and the people are extremely nice. I get at least ten compliments a day for the most random things: for my nails (thanks to Kat), my peacock ring (thanks to Mitch), and my being Asian, in general. Of course, being the only Asian in Galway helps, I guess. :p
To say that I'm in love with this country is definitely an understatement. In fact, if I didn't have a little girl back home, I might even extend my visit. I am in love with the stone architecture. I am in love with the sights. I am in love with the Irish accents. And I am in love with Gaelic (especially due to its similarities to Sindarin).
I have only been here five days and I already act like a native. I know where to get the cheapest food deals, where to find the best Asian noodles, where to get great fast food after a drunken night out, where to get the cheapest Baby Guinness', where to get the cheapest Jägerbombs, where to find a mechanical bull, where to meet the tourists, where to meet the natives, and I have even learned how to speak basic Gaelic.
Granted, I'm not very fond of having to shed five layers and put five layers back on every time I go indoors and outdoors, and getting rained on is only funny for the first few days, but I reckon if you come here during the summer, it would be the best experience ever. :)
And, oh, fly Etihad. It has the most selections of TV series, movies and music that I have ever seen on the plane. Perfect for long flights. :) (Plus, it's got that Sex and the City 2 feel to it.)