Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year Celebration

My family and I had a fun celebration of the new year last night. Before the clock striked 12, we ate our Media Noche already. We had fruit salad, macaroni salad, cake, pizza, and ham. After eating, my nephew along with my other family members danced the night away. We didn't have any firecrackers so we settled to watching our neighbors light theirs. The fireworks were really awesome. After that we greeted my sister and her family who are based in Arizona via Skype. It was a really fun night. I have a feeling that there's only gonna be good vibes for me and my family all year round. Happy New Year everyone!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Brightens Up My Day

Although I have a very positive attitude in life, there will always be sad days. But I don't let things get to me for long and just pray and hope for the best. I uploaded this really funny picture of my nephew as my wall paper to make me smile all throughout the day.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Accessory Shopping at My Everyday Fashion

I've been browsing different online shops for a necklace that's both stylish and affordable. I first checked out items in ebay and Zalora then looked at some shops in Facebook but couldn't find anything I liked. Then I decided to visit It's a marketplace where different items from various brands are sold. This really cute gold orange necklace from one of their shops called My Everyday Fashion caught my fancy. It costs P390. The search is over coz I'll definitely buy this one.

Many other products such as apparel, bags, belts, shades, earrings, bangles, rings etc. are being sold at My Everyday Fashion. I think I'll buy more than just the necklace. They accept payments via BPI and BDO deposit and GCash.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Looking Forward to 2013, the Year of the Snake

The year 2013 is the Year of the Water Snake. Astrology experts say that saving money and being thrifty should be the top priorities. They also say that people should use their talents wisely. For those who are planning to get married or begin a business partnership, carefully investigate the other person's finances and background before signing any papers.

The Chinese animal signs considered as the luckiest during the Year of the Water Snake are the Rat and Dog. When it comes to romance, the Dragon will be the luckiest. In terms of wealth, the animal signs Tiger, Ox, and Horse will be very lucky. The not so lucky animal signs include the Rabbit, Rooster, Sheep, Monkey, Pig and Snake.

I hope this holds true since I was born in the year of the Ox. I'm so looking forward to many more blessings and good health not just for myself but for my family. But of course I won't rely on luck alone. I'll definitely be working harder next year.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Downton Abbey Fan

I must admit that I've never read of the TV series Downton Abbey before I started watching it. My friend's sister said that it's a must-see. She's totally right. The first night we started watching the series, we finished about 4 episodes of season 1 and we're now through with season 3. I can't wait for the next season which is due on January. I'm not sure if everybody will like it because it's actually a British-American period drama TV series and if you don't listen carefully, the dialogue's kinda difficult to understand because of their accent. Another thing I like about Downton Abbey are the elegant clothes of the ladies. They can actually be worn nowadays.

The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era — with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy. It has won several awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Baked Snack Crackers

We went grocery shopping yesterday at S & R Paranaque branch and my sister bought this yummy crackers called Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Baked Snack Crackers (Cheddar flavor). Not only are they delicious, they look so cute too. Once you start eating, you don't want to stop anymore. I promise to buy more when we go grocery shopping again.

Friday, December 21, 2012

November BDJ Box

I'm so happy to receive my November BDJ Box the other day after only 2 days! It's filled with really nice beauty products and bonus gift cards. I can't wait to subscribe to the December box. That's how much I love the BDJ Box. :) I haven't used any of the products but I'm sure I'm gonna find every one of them useful.

Here's what's inside:

Garnier Light Night Cream
Calvin Klein Beauty Perfume
Nippon Cleansing Sponge
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Night Emulsion
Physiogel Hypoallergenic Intensive Cream
L'Occitane Extra Gentle Milk Soap
Dentiste Plus White Vitamin C and Xylitol
Yuka Non-Acetone Wipes
L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Multi-action 8 Cleanser
Garnier Light Complete

Bonus Gift Cards:

L'Oreal Professional Inoa Hair Color and X-tenso vouchers redeemable at Azta Urban Salon
Strip Upper Lip Waxing Voucher
Shiseido Free product sample, quick facial and 15% discount vouchers
L'Occitane 10% off voucher

I'm telling you guys subscribing to the BDJ Box is really worth it. Look at all those products in one box! Get your boxes now and experience beauty at its finest.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Romwe Winnings

A claim notice from the post office arrived last week. I didn't know what it was since I'm waiting for several packages to arrive. I was finally able to claim it yesterday. Inside the parcel were the Romwe items I ordered about a month ago (yeah, I waited that long). I can't really complain since I was able to buy those items because of a $20 coupon code I won from the blog You Got No Gee for being her October top commenter. Anyhow, just as I expected, the items are pretty especially the charm bracelet. I'm definitely gonna wear it the next time I go out.

Romwe has a lot of great items for sale. Their apparel, jewelry, bags, shoes, accessories etc. are worth checking out. That is, if you're willing to wait for a long time for your items to arrive.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I saw this beautiful poem in the internet written by a certain Joanna. I want to share it with all of you to help brighten up your day.

Hope is Always There

In a sea of darkness
Searching for the light
But those who you once loved
Have left you to deal; alone
Ask for help, no one will come
But most of all, don't you lost hope
Hope is always there
Even in the roughest moments
Hope, I need you
Hope, I want you
You need something to hold onto
Hope is gone...
Is it really gone?
The demon inside you, grows stronger every day
We all have our demons
Everybody suffers
Everybody deals
Everybody copes
Everybody breaks
Everybody hopes
Everybody cries
Don't you cry
There's always hope
Angels, where have you gone?
Do not leave me here, alone
"I need help"
Hearts breaks
Souls dies
Hearts shatters
I will not be silenced
Hope always remains
Brother, I need you now
The war's not over yet
Hold onto me, we still have time
Because hope's always there
Even in the darkest times
I fall into your sunlight

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sample Room Products

It seems like every beauty junkee has already availed themselves of free samples from Sample Room. I wanted to get mine the first hour that the site became live but unfortunately when I registered almost all the samples were already out of stock. I had to wait for a week for them to restock. Finally, I received my samples a few days ago. I got the Kiehl's Açaí Damage-Correcting Moisturizer for 60 pts. and the Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua for Women for 30 pts. I have yet to try the Kiehl moisturizer but I'm sure it's gonna be effective. I love the smell of the CK Eternity perfume. It doesn't have that overpowering smell that gives you a headache. 

I'm gonna review these products so that I'll receive more points to add to my remaining 10. They have new samples that I'm dying to try. Sign up at Sample Room if you haven't.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cute Stuff at World Bazaar Festival

Here are some of the cute accessories I bought at the World Bazaar Festival at World Trade Center. I love the packaging as well. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

World Bazaar Festival 2012

I've been hearing a lot about the bazaars taking place at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Since I wasn't able to go to the Noel Bazaar two weeks ago, I told myself that I would have to go to the World Bazaar Festival. I had some time yesterday so off we went. There were hundreds of stalls to shop from and I'm sure shopaholics will drool once they see all the wonderful merchandise. My sister was in a hurry so I didn't have a chance to see all the 800 stalls and I wasn't able to buy everything I wanted. :(  I bought some cute accessories though and a toy for my nephew. I might go back next week to shop some more. There's just so many nice bags, blouses, jeans, accessories, kitchen items etc. that I want to see again. The entrance fee of P50 is worth it.

The country's grandest Christmas bazaar will run until December 23, and is open from 12nn. - 10 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and 10 a.m. - 12 mn. from Friday to Sunday.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Inlove with Orly

I hate nail polishes that easily chip off. Although Orly nail polishes are quite expensive, I prefer them over other brands because they last longer and they have really nice colors. I had my nails done the other day and just can't resist taking a picture. I absolutely love them! I'll probably buy a couple of Orly nail polishes online.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hearty Merienda at the UCC Cafe Terrace

I went yesterday to Newport Mall with my nephew for a much needed time away from work. I had my nails done first at the Fab Salon and then we had merienda at UCC Cafe Terrace. It was my first time to dine at that branch of UCC so I was kinda excited. Sure thing because all the food we ordered were yummy. My nephew had a Tiramisu Cake and we all shared the big servings of Chicken Teriyaki and Eggplant Sandwich, Sausage and Bacon Pizza Toast, and Fudge Brownie Sundae. They have a lot of dishes in their menu so I'd love to come back for more.

UCC Cafe Terrace
2/F Resorts World Manila, Newport Mall, 
Newport Blvd Domestic Airport, Pasay  
(02) 659-4408

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Counterfeit or Not?

Sellers in ebay are not supposed to sell fake items, right? I'm just wondering because I bought this cute Tory Burch red patent long wallet for such an affordable price. When I bought it, I wasn't really thinking of the wallet as being counterfeit. It caught my fancy so I bought it right away. When the item arrived yesterday, that was when I started to wonder. It's just so pretty. I can't believe that I was able to purchase it for only P500. Anyhow, I'm excited to use it. Maybe next time I shouldn't be too impulsive in buying designer labels in ebay.

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Case for My Tablet

I've been looking around for a case for my 7" Starmobile Engage tablet and finally found one in ebay. It was delivered yesterday and I love it! There are other colors available like blue and red but I opted for pink. It's quite a steal for only P399 and free shipping. The case comes with a USB keyboard and it has a stand for easier viewing of the screen. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sponsored Reviews Affiliate Program

A lot of bloggers are members of Sponsored Reviews It's a blog post service that connects advertisers with bloggers willing to write paid posts about their services and products. I have yet to receive any tasks for those I've applied for but I'm hopeful since there are hundreds of tasks to bid in. Sponsored Reviews also has an affiliate program which I think can be quite lucrative for bloggers. You can earn up to $175 per Advertiser and $90 Per Blogger Referred. Payouts are based on money spent by the advertiser and money earned by the blogger. Visit Sponsored Reviews for more details.

 Amount Spent       Payment             Amount Earned        Payment
 $1            $5                     $50           $5
 $100            $20                     $200           $10
 $1000            $50                     $1000           $25
 $10,000            $100                     $10,000           $50