Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thawing Out: Spring Wardrobe Planning

It’s been a cold winter all over the U.S., and one way to break up the winter blues is to begin planning your spring wardrobe. We promise that the days will warm up again, and you’ll be able to wear those cute, sexy, flirty dresses sitting in your closet. Spring is the perfect time to give your wardrobe a boost, and you don’t have to break the bank to do so. If you start saving now, you can invest in some great wardrobe pieces that will carry you through summer too.

Clip Those Coupons 
Coupons aren’t just for grocery stores anymore. Many high-end stores now offer coupons that can help you save. Websites like Sidepon even offer discounts for your favorite stores. Check out these free shipping Express codes. Shop for new items that must be specifically tailored to you, such as strong leather harness suspenders and belts and chambray and denim pants. White is also hot this spring, and you’ll likely want to purchase this brand new, since second-hand whites can be dingy.

Shop Discount 
Other spring trends are just as good if you can brave second-hand stores. Peekaboo midriffs are hot this spring, just like they were 20 years ago. A well-made vintage top can have the same effect as a brand new one, and best-of-all, vintage tops are often one-of-a-kind. Stripes and eyelet are also great second-hand finds, and chambray and denim are available as well. Shopping for second-hand items can be much more time consuming, but if you’re on a budget, it’s well-worth the effort.

Invest In What Will Last 
If you’re going to drop a large chunk of money on your spring wardrobe, invest in pieces that can carry you through the summer -- and even fall -- as well. Chambray shirts are a great staple that can be layered over many different types of garment to last through the seasons. All shades related to the ocean, from bright blue to seafoam green, are big this year, so invest in pieces in this color pallet, which won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Sheer insets to pieces are also bit, and can be layered over camisoles or under jackets to transfer into fall. Spend wisely and strategically, and you’ll stretch that budget to refresh your wardrobe -- and your life.

Copy / Imitate Taylor Swift Fashion/Style

Taylor Swift is probably the most loved and greatly respected teenage singer these days. Her music is not slutty nor non-sense but her songs are country pop, sweet, and have a heart that’s why many teenagers or adults love her. MY nieces love her so much that they sometimes love to copy or imitate the ways she dresses up.

Here’s a sample of the set that you can imitate.
For the first time, what’s the past is past.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Vintage Banjo Figurines

I simply love these vintage figurines playing banjo! They all look priceless and worth adding to a collection of figurines. A friend of mine loves collecting figurines and I thought these are nice to give on her birthday as present. For sure she will be tickled pink. They are available at Etsy and very available.

Also, I'm pretty sure if my grandpa will see these stuff, he'll going to tell me how again he plays a banjo
when he was in his teens. I don't normally see people playing Banjo all the time and I thought they are rare to find but not these figurines. 
banjo figurines
banjo figurines by southcentric   

banjo figurines
banjo figurines by YBINUCAROL   

banjo figurines
banjo figurine by UniqueEstates   

Etsy Finds: Bib Necklaces

I just can't get enough necklace and they are statement pieces.! Just wear them and your outfit will become fabulous! Here are just 2 of the bib necklaces that I love at Etsy! and they are pretty much affordable.
bib necklace by Payless4fab and ideal mall

bib necklace
bib necklace by OnlyPearl

Luxury Vacation Rentals in Paris

Ahhh… Paris! Who wouldn’t want to go to Paris and explore the place?

Paris, the most romantic cities in the world has been flocked by so many tourists everyday. If you are going there for a honeymoon, anniversary or just for vacation, finding a good place to stay much earlier will help you plan and budget your time and money. With so many packages and offers going and staying in Paris, chances are you’ll find the best and affordable one if you are good in searching online.
Check out the luxury vacation rentals in paris especially if you are vacationing with group of friends of family and experience Paris at its best. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Finest Diamond Engagement Rings

If you have been planning to pop the question to your girlfriend for the longest time, I guess the right timing is the key to ask her for marriage. If you are really sure, already prepared emotionally and financially, deeply in love and would love to spend the rest of your life with you beau then go for it.

The first step is to find the perfect that can not only melt her heart but also win her yes answer. If you want the best for her then give her the finest and the best there is. Your ring will symbolize your love and commitment to each other. Other than that, it's an investment and it's something that she'll be proud to show off and display on her finger.

Choose among these gorgeous engagement rings at Reeds, they have myriad of choices to choose from depending on your budget and style that you want. 

MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick, is my very first MAC lipstick.

Friends of mine went ga-ga over MAC last year and I jumped in the bandwagon as well. A friend who is in the US for a vacation last year went to MAC Cosmetics store in Macy's and generously bought us our MAC orders. Actually, I ordered Ruby Woo and Captive colors but the latter is not available that time so she only got the Ruby Woo. I can't remember how much I paid her but it looks like almost P1,000.00.

Ruby Woo is highly pigmented and MAC Cosmetics described it as "very matte blue-red". Many are raving about this red liptick but too bad it's drying my lips as it is matte.The red color also doesn't suit my skin tone and my personality so this is not for me. That's the problem of not testing on your lips when you buy.

I end up giving this to my sister after few uses for she can actually carry a red lippie. Oh well, I might need to find another red lipstick that is not too shocking on my

MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick
MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick

Monday, January 21, 2013

Shopping Online Using Price Comparison Websites

Every shopper wants their money’s worth that’s why we are looking for items to purchase that are not only durable but have the best deal in the market. I have to make sure that I’m spending wisely on items that I really need in such a way, I still have some money as savings. These days, not only we need to save, spend sensibly but we need to be smart in finding the best deals and bargains that many stores are offering. We just need to be smart in knowing those stores that are currently having the latest markdown sale so we can plan our shopping. 

Another way of smart shopping is finding the best price of an item that you are eyeing to buy before hitting the store. Thankfully, there are comparison websites that can help online shoppers in finding the best price on different stores where those items are currently available for sale. I recently discovered Save22 Philippines whilst browsing online and trying to find out the price of an item that’s on my shopping wish list.  

I was more than glad to know the price range of a Canon Powershot camera that I’m hoping to buy soon. Different stores offer their competitive prices and I have all the options to choose where to buy. Since I’m a bargain hunter, it made me think that why  should I buy the item on stores that sell them at a higher price when I can get the same item on stores offering them on much lower cost? 

Finding a specific item that you are looking for is easy at their website by using the categories and sub-categories such as gadgets (cameras, laptop etc), home and office, groceries, and more.  Clicking on a specific item will show their prices offered at various stores and you can compare prices in an instant so you already have a great idea on prices and where to buy. It can also save you time and money because you don’t need to go to different stores by yourself just to compare prices. 

A lot of stores are now trying to give the best deal for their items because of the competition among other retail stores and they know that shoppers will really find a way to get the cheapest deal there is. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder

I've been searching for pressed powder that I can use everyday and that will suit my skin and a friend of mine told me to try L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder. I went at SM department store to find one and the sales lady gave me this N4 - Buff Beige color. She tried it on my face and I immediately liked it.

Some of the many things I love about this powder are:
~matches my skin tone
~silky when applied never cakey
~it blends well
~stays on for few hours depending on how much you've applied
~compact, and it comes with a sponge and a mirror on the other side
~ affordable - Php845.00 at Watson's

For sure, I'll be buying another one when I'll finish using this.
L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder
L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder

Has Social Media Changed the Way we Shop?

The digital world has been responsible for lots of changes in our daily lives, from how we stay in touch with friends and family, to the way that we get our entertainment and retail therapy fix. But are social networks also changing the way that we shop?

More photo opportunities
Although we all want to look good on a night out, the likelihood that pictures of your Friday night out with the girls will end up plastered over Facebook and Twitter can really pile on the pressure when it comes to choosing an outfit. With Facebook announcing that 300 million photos are uploaded to their site every single day, it’s no wonder that social media is affecting our shopping habits, as more and more people are concerned about being snapped in last season’s look. In a recent reader survey, Grazia magazine found that their Australian readers admitted to shopping more as a direct result of social media.

Coveting has become easier
Before social media, we were more likely to covet what we saw in magazines and high-end window displays. Now, with websites like Pinterest and Polyvore, millions of fashion and home-ware ideas are available at the click of a mouse.  We can even create ‘sets’ and outfits before heading off on a shopping spree, giving us the chance to make far more considered decisions – which can only be a good thing.

We can shop whenever we want
Forget wasting Saturday afternoons in busy department stores, or hurriedly rushing around the high street on our lunch hour. We can do our online clothes shopping at while dinner’s in the oven, or when we’re cheering on our X Factor favourite. Clothes retailers are rapidly becoming social media savvy, with some larger brands experimenting with shop fronts built into their Facebook pages.

We can share our favourite styles with the world
Fashion bloggers are one of the most formidable forces around when it comes to making and breaking new trends, and if they want to keep their glowing reputations they can’t afford off days. Fashion bloggers have to keep an eye on the high street and make sure that they’re picking the right trends to showcase – which means more shopping! Bad news for their wallets, but great news for us, their readers.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Precious Diamonds

If diamonds are girl’s bestfriend why buy fake diamond ring for yourself? Nothing beats the real one for it’ll be one of the good investments that you can also make. Before considering of buying diamond jewelry whether in a form of earring, ring, bracelet, necklace etc. it’s always best to do your own research and educate yourself about the basic 4 C’s of diamond before shopping.
  1.     Cut – which is the shape (heart, pear, rectangle, round etc.)
  2.     Color – it can be colorless, green to yellow to gray undertones
  3.     Clarity – clearness of the diamond with minor imperfections
  4.     Carat- weight or size of each diamond

Now, that you already know something about diamonds, consider your budget as well and in no time you’ll have your own diamond. Diamonds are forever and they will always be special to any woman’s heart so choose the best that will suit your taste and budget. Every woman deserves to have diamonds and Moissanite by Charles & Colvard, one of the leaders in jewelry industry is one of the perfect places to find diamonds.

If you are looking for a ring for your engagement or wedding and other jewelry adorned with precious diamonds for yourself or loved ones, Moissanite’s handpicked collection of breathtaking diamonds will always keep their clients in admiration. Crafted with care and excellence these diamonds will dazzle everyone who sees it. Click here to see more affordable engagement rings

Jabbawockeez Concert Dates at Ayala Malls

Watch out for the Jabbawockeez Concert Dates at Ayala Malls

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Know Where to Find Equestrian Supplies

If you’re into horse riding whether just for fun/hobby or riding as a profession, I am sure that you will not settle for low quality apparels and stuff for your horse and more. Investing in quality equestrian clothing and apparel will not only protect you and your horse when both of you are in training or competing but also it will give you comfort that you need.

Check out these boots, helmets, jackets, jeans, saddle pads and more from the Equestrian Corner.

End of Season Sale 2013 at SM Megamall

Hey there shopaholics, this is your chance to grab great sales at the END OF SEASON SALE at SM Megamall on Jan. 2-13, 2013.

Prices are slashed at up to 70% off at selected items. As always be patient in scouring all the racks for who knows you'll find lots of great items that will suit your taste.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Knitted Beanie Fashion

The temperature drops and you found yourself ransacking your closet for your jackets and beanies. When winter comes one of the many options that you can wear is to wear knitted beanie to keep you warm on those cold days.

These days wearing a beanie can be fashionable already for there are practically lots of styles, colors and patterns of beanie to choose from. They are actually easy to wear and can be style with any outfit you wish to wear. 

Taylor Swift wearing a beanie hat

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Melissa Shoes Flash Sale

You can still buy Melissa shoes till Jan. 4, 2012 via if you want some new Melissa shoes this 2013! Go check this flash sale!

Oh, BTW.... HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!! My 1st post for the year yey!