Friday, March 1, 2013


One of the reason why I engaged myself to thrift shopping is that it never fails to put a smile on my face. Even if it sucks up all the energy I have saved trying my luck to unearth a captivating and exquisite treasures hidden under a mountain or racks of second hand clothes, I will still never get tired digging.

Dress - thrifted
Belt - Landmark
Bracelet - SM Accesories
Shoes - Charles and Keith
Photo: Regine

happy chic

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Finding a tailored fit top is actually my frustration every time I go shopping either in a thrift or traditional clothing shops. So when my eyes stumbled on this orange top that is up for sale in a local mall shop, I swiped my ever reliable plastic card and brought home a citrus filled paper bag.

Top - ForMe
Skirt - Forever 21
Necklace - SM Accessories
Shoes- Charles and Keith
Photo: Regine


Sunday, February 17, 2013


I find fabric fringe necklace unflattering.But when I need to cover the low neckline of my dress because I don't have any to flaunt with, this unflattering piece came to the rescue. Well, they do look good with the right combination. As what I always say, first impression never last at all.

Biker Jacket - Thrifted
Dress - Kamiseta
Necklace - SM Accessories
Shoes - Charles and Keith
Photo: Sam


Saturday, February 16, 2013


My closet is in a pandemonium state right now - struggling for a breathing space it enjoys once in a while. Seeing all these things inside my closet felt like everything is in chaos. I see clothes fell on the floor, pleading for its freedom from airless space. Hoarding too much clothes at a minimal space become my habit for so many years and its getting worst than I could have imagined. I need a lifetime daily dose of organizing pills

I get inspired searching for a walk-in closet.I imagined myself looking through the freshly painted room with the much needed space I am longing for. I pulled the quirkiest knob I see -- feeling giddy looking at my clothes, shoes and accessories arranged beautifully.  Sigh. I dream of having them in the near future and share it with my two boys.
I know that organizing things on premium sized space may take a lot of effort and creativity. I am not creative. But I do exert effort. Effort on a daily basis may be enough to keep me and my closet manageable.While there will be a time in my life that I will still go back to the bad habit from time to time, at least, the habit of effort is already in my bloodstream and will take charge of anything messy. Somehow, you may think that I just need a self- discipline and housekeeping skills to be organize.Yeah, I agree. But I need a little boost and remind myself all the time that I don't have any reason to mess around ;)


Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I wonder why people stares at my leggings. Maybe they find it too loud for black or ..... man, not the camel toes, please :)


Lace Top - thrifted
Tunic - gifted
Leggings - SM Surplus
Shoes - Charles and Keith
Photo: Sam


Monday, February 11, 2013


Ladies should take precaution to first look in the mirror before dodging outside the house or you might end up prancing around the street half naked and may become the lone person in this world to activate the God-given supernatural  x-ray vision of the humankind.

As fashion evolves, old time favorites like leggings, re-gain its spot in the limelight as the must-have fashion piece for the season, if not for the year. However, some women might have forgotten that some things never change. Leggings is the same old thing that clings into your body like leech and hugs body curves in perfect precision.

Leggings is meant to  be worn underneath a tunic, dress, skirts or shorts .Although, I have seen a lot of high quality leggings that is thick enough to conceal the private contour like those of high end athletic brands, it is still advisable to HIDE YOUR BUTT, please.

Leggings comes in different colors and textures - plain and printed, leather and synthetic. It can go with any type of clothing like blazers, tunics, cardigan, over-sized tops, shorts, skirts, mini dresses and anything that covers the crotch area.

Leggings is a versatile and comfortable clothing piece. You can wear it almost in all occasion (except off course on event where gown rules) or even at work.With the right combination, you can transform your looks from simple to bombshell, from sporty to preppy, from classic to modern and from lady to rocker chic.

Keep in mind ladies: Don't you dare expose the camel toes.

(Disclaimer: I am not the owner of the photos displayed. These were taken randomly from google and yahoo images. Some of the images is the famous Filipino fashion blogger Tricia Gosingtian. Go check her blog here).


Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Subscription beauty boxes is an online trend where it contains sample and/or full size high end beauty products which you can try first before buying on the regular size for yourself. I am not a beauty junkie but I find this trend quite interesting. The thrill that it gives when you open the box without knowing whats inside of it makes it feels like its your special day.

After learning the beauty box trend late last year, I searched for the Philippine version and come across with the Salad Box, Glamour Box and Belle de Jour Box. I don't want to splurge on trying out all these beauty boxes so I checked first for online reviews and decided to subscribe to BDJ box for P480 via pay easy.


When I opened the box, the first thing I did was to figure out if I get the value of what I paid. Surprisingly, YES YES YES(!) , more than what I've paid for! The four (4) full sized items is already worth P746+ gift certificates +FREE SHIPPING, too.


Here is the list of beauty surprises inside the box:
 1. Pantene Pro-V All Day Smooth Miracle Water , 250 ml - P149 
 Help your hair maintain perfect moisture balance. Use this as a finishing touch to your daily hair care regimen (after shower), leaving your hair fragrant and moisturized. For best results, use with the full Pantene system.
(Inside BDJ - full size!)

2. Tony Moly Broccoli Sprout Cleaning Cream, 200 ml - P478
Antioxidants from blueberry, tomato, lavender, rosa canina, fruit and spinach removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin softer.
(Inside BDJ - sample size 3g)

3. Flormar Supershine Nail Enamel - P99
Get into the nail art trend, experiment, try something new - do patterns or design an icon - Be creative!
(Inside BDJ - full size!)

4. Tony Moly Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack, 80 g - P478
Tomato and lemon extracts help clear impurities, whiten and tone skin. Kiwi and White tea extracts help prevent aging.
(Inside BDJ - 2 pieces sample size sachet )

5. Flormar Longwearing Lipstick - P349
From Turkey’s best cosmetic brand, imagine apricot seedoil, shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter on your lips to lock in moisture. All you need for full on color and all-day coverage.
(Inside BDJ - full size!)

6. Snoe Beauty Beso Balm - P149
Prolonged use may attract opposite gender and cause intense flirting. This not only plumps, soothes and protects, but also doubles as a breath freshener. 
(Inside BDJ - full size!)

7) Pevonia Botanica Phyto Gel Cleanser - P3,640
Thoroughly cleanse, purify and hydrate your skin with saponaria, rosemary, lemon and pine: a detoxifying and aromatic experience for your skin. Soft, velvery touch afterwards.
(Inside BDJ - sample size)

8) Britney Spears Radiance Fragrance 50 ml - P3,398 
Be radiant with an irresistable scent filled with delicate aromas like wild berries and soft dewy petals. Use this daily to experience the feminine blend of luminous pure white flowers.
(Inside BDJ - sample size)

9.Etude House Moistfull Collagen Trial Kit (Emulsion and Freshener) - P628 each
Baobab tree extract and collagen in these work to improve skin elasticity and hydration retention. Remove make-up residue, excess sebum and tighten pores for that youthful dewy look everyone craves. 
(Inside BDJ - sample size)

10. Tony Moly 10% discount on all skin care products.
11. Etude House 10% discount on all skin care products.
12. Browhaus P500 cash voucher
13. L’Oreal Professionel Inoa Hair Color (P1000 off) and X-tenso Moisturist (P2000 off) vouchers redeemable at Azta.

14. Five (5) pieces "I am beautiful in my own way" stickers

 15. BDJ Journal

Honestly, I am not expecting that the box contains ALL-premium "never heard" premium beauty products. But since I am engaged in the same beauty product all my life, I am more than willing to try random products which can give new life to my beauty regimen.

If you want to surprise yourself for a little beauty pampering, you may follow the simple steps below and enjoy the beauty box catered to your skin type delivered right at your doorsteps.

Here's how to get your hands on these premium beauty brands online:
1) CREATE an account here and get updated on the latest updates, events, entertainment and other stuff.
2) Get your BDJ box here and choose your subscription package for P480 (1 month), P1,400 (3 months) and P5,280 (one year). Payment methods are 1) over the counter and online banking (BPI, BDO, RCBC, Metrobank, Chinabank, Unionbank, UCPB, Eastwest and PNB), Mobile Cash (Globe and Smart) and Non-traditional outlet (Bancnet, Megalink, LBC and SM) and 2) Credit card and paypal payment.
3) You will receive your beauty box containing 5-6 sample or selected regular sized premium products within 2 to 3 days after payment.

As of this date, I am on the second week of using the 5ml sample size Pevonia Botanica Phyto Gel Cleanser!!I am not joking! I will post the product review soon :)