25 November 2011

SM Department Store Holiday Fashion

How many parties are you attending this season? One, two, perhaps your fingers are not enough to count. Holiday means reuniting with family and friends, frenemies included ;) So I am sure the big question is, what are you going to wear?


If you're smart you know you don't have to cut an arm and a leg to afford updated and chic cocktail dresses. And that's why I am sharing with you these ultra-chic pieces from (drumroll please) SM Department Store! Take note, most cost between Php 300-Php 1,000.


Gorgeous artistic prints will make you stand out instantly


And classic plain pieces is the perfect attire to wow. Match it with your favorite jewelry.


Below is perfect if you have "belofied" arms, I don't *yet*


I like this too, comfy and carefree look with the right pop of color


Which of the items above do you fancy? There's more inside the SM Department Store - I'd recommend the one in Southmall because it's newly refurbished. Last time I went, every ultra fasyon pieces were available :)

Shopping shopping shopping!

23 November 2011

What's your escape? Mine's Beauty and the Beast

This post is for my sister Joni who loves blogging about Disney Movies. Lately, it's difficult to find quiet time being surrounded with a few chatterbox. So I was thinking some ways to escape and relax, perhaps reflect on life and go back to fond memories of childhood.

I reckon I should revisit our VCD collection, lock myself up and discover something new about my favorite characters. For instance, Belle from Beauty and the Beast - reminds me well of my sister and I who find solace in books to escape the norm. I just love the scene when Beauty sings "Oh isn't this amazing, it's my favorite part because you'll see.. Here's when she meets Prince Charming and she doesn't notice that it's him, 'til Chapter Three!"

Watch this video for the full effect:

Belle (Little Town) - Music from Beauty and the Beast

It's been awhile since I sunk myself in a Disney Movie, well except last week when I watched Cars 2 with Ashton. I found it too distracting and noisy perhaps I am becoming old like that. Whatever happened to singing princesses and mermaids eh?

I'd love to talk more about Belle now in a more relevant fashion blogesque way. Of course the main event in the animation is her yellow ball gown and I am sure quiet a few millennials have requested for wedding gowns just like this.

Amazing how she can turn from a nerdy bookworm into a stylish date for a prince. Also, if you're a die-hard Beauty and the Beast fan - you will have knowledge of the capes she wore. I can note a blue cape without fur and a red one with some fur because somehow - it snows where Belle lives.

How about you what's your favorite Disney movie and costume? :)

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14 November 2011

What's so hot about the new KFC Zinger Double Down?

You've seen the TV ad but have you doubled down yet? It's as hot as it sounds - made with two Zinger fillets, it's got double the heat and double the meat.

So after hearing so much about it, I doubled down and tried what they say is the most kick-ass sandwich on the face of the planet. For starters, it really is not your ordinary burger because there's no bread in it! Two slabs of spicy chicken meat are used instead and sandwiched between are cheese, bacon, and mayo.

Now onto the verdict:The KFC Zinger Double Down, which is priced at Php 120 is hot - but not that hot for me. Take note I love Indian food, Kimchi, Bicol Express, etc. and I eat chilis for breakfast. The sandwich has got the usual Zinger Spice which is my favorite KFC sandwich because you guessed it, it's the only burger in town which has got the kick.

Obviously KFC wanted to satisfy the palette of the majority who indeed, clamored for the return of the Double Down. Philippines is lucky because we got it here whereas in other countries - they created pages to petition the arrival of KFC's double down sandwich to their shores. Going back, what KFC did was to bring back Double Down in the Philippines and intensified the fire started by its predecessor - literally.

Have I fired up your curiosity yet? Don't be square and try the KFC Zinger Double Down.

Just to share, I enjoy my KFC Zinger Double Down with gravy and sometimes, with rice :D

Based on a survey I ran amongst my foreign friends who've tasted KFC in Manila, they say it's simply the best in the world. So no wonder we get first dibs on brand new items! Visit KFC Philippines on Facebook.

09 November 2011

Starbucks Cup Magic - Reveal augmented reality with your smart phones!

Check this out Starbucks fans: This year let's bring the season to life with the Starbucks Cup Magic app. Use the app to find and scan all five Starbucks Holiday Characters - on Red Cups, Christmas Blend bags, in-store and more - and watch as they magically come to life through augmented reality on your mobile device. Who knows what holiday magic you'll discover...

I am going to try download the app later and sprinkle some merry magic to my next Starbucks experience ;)

08 November 2011

New shopping buddy: BPI my ePrepaid

Used it this week with to get the best deals on dining and shopping without the hassle and worry that comes with credit cards!

Date with my husband at Manila Hotel at 50% off!

Exclusive ME-time at Oils and Scrubs Spa at 63% off!

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04 November 2011

Super Girl Talk: Of Pads and Red Days

I've been meaning to write about this because I want other ladies to feel organized during days when they have their period. We already know how our hormones can drive us crazy so the least we can do is stay on top of our feminine pads!

I still see women buying the wrong type of feminine pads, as in they only pick one type for the entire duration of their red days. If you are like that, then you won't feel confident and are actually wasting money. Here's my tip, get 3 types of feminine pads.

For initial days (day 1-2) and heavy flow - use the maxi type with wings.
For median days (day 2-3) and regular flow - use regular types with or without wings.
For the final days and zero to light flow- use a panty liner.

Make sure you have these feminine pads stocked up, as well as tampons just so you have a choice for special days you don't like to deal with pads.

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02 November 2011

'Tis the Season to Indulge in Starbucks Christmas Food Items

Starting today you can experience these exclusive Starbucks Christmas food items at your favorite Starbucks store. I've picked out the four most delicious items from an entire bunch - so gather your friends and celebrate Christmas with these perfect treats!

Collection of stamps to earn your planner also starts today ;)

Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Roll (served with butter and jam)

For just P50 - you can delight in crispy, crunchy crust with a slightly chewy and soft center. It is made more flavorful by adding sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Best served warm with butter and jam on the side according to Starbucks, but according to me, I like it just as it is with a cup of Starbucks Christmas Blend (it's back too!)

This is also an excellent choice for the Christmas morning breakfast with the entire family. I'll definitely buy it by the box so I can have that Starbucks Christmas experience at home :)

Chicken Alfredo Turnover

Is the excellent light, buttery and flaky snack filled with moist and juicy chicken breast cubes marinated in Italian seasoning then sautéed in Alfredo sauce. For just P90 this will surely fill you up without breaking your Christmas shopping budget.

Pair it with the newest addition to the Christmas beverage family: Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha. It's not as sweet as you will imagine and gives a delightful tang, very Christmassy indeed.

Texas Chicken BBQ Wrap

This savory treat is super sulit at P140. You will love the sweet, spicy and smoky flavor of strips of chicken breast fillet fried to perfection tossed in barbeque sauce with Texas style salsa, grated cheese and drizzled with sour cream wrapped in soft to chewy flour tortilla.

It's a pleasant gift to anyone who's hungry and on the go.

Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Get cozy during silent nights with this giant chocolate chip cookie made into a cake then topped with thick and chocolaty dark chocolate mousse filled with mini chocolate chip cookies. Aahhhh Best served warm from the oven topped with whipped cream and drizzled with the Starbucks caramel drizzle.

Pair it with none other than the Starbucks Christmas Blend (available in VIA) that seems to go with all the Christmas treats! :)

Merry Christmas!