Yay, an OOTD after two weeks! Knowing that my day would be full of errands and meetings, I played it smart by keeping my outfit cute and casual. I wore a number of prints and textures, bringing a quirky charm to my overall look.
I felt like using the name of the alternative rock band Neon Trees for this blog entry since 1) they’re currently here in the Philippines for the 2013 Wanderland Music Festival and 2) I’m wearing neon accessories and there are trees in the background. Haha! Hope you like this bright, bold and somewhat colorful outfit!
Ray-Ban and I bring you an awesome concert ticket giveaway! 1 lucky winner could win 2 Lower Box tickets (priced at Php 3,800 each) to Avicii’s concert at the SM MOA Arena on Wednesday, May 15, 2013!
The mechanics are simple! To join this giveaway, just follow these steps:
1. Follow Ray-Ban on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/raybancollectors?fref=ts), Twitter and Instagram (@raybancollector)
2. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram (@tiniglesias)
3. Leave a comment below with your Name, Twitter username and tell me how you are remastering cool this summer with Ray-Ban and Avicii.
4. Tweet this: “I want to win two Avicii tickets c/o of @raybancollector & @tiniglesias! #remasteringcool”
5. Don’t forget to insert a picture of your favorite Ray-Ban (post your own or just Google photos) along with your tweet.
One entry per person only. Most creative entry will be chosen on May 14, 2013 and will be notified via Twitter by 12 midnight. Make sure that your Twitter accounts are public. Tickets shall be claimed at the venue.
Good luck everyone! See you there!!! :)
Ray-Ban posters credit: The Import UK
I love dressing up my cellphone. By dressing up, I mean using different cell phone cases. Honestly, I switch them about as often as I change bags and shoes. This blog entry is about my favorite online cell phone case stores. The first one is a company based in Sweden and the second store is based in the Philippines!
I just found out about Caseapp, a custom iPhone case website and I’m in love! You can design your own phone case by selecting your own photo. And it’s not just for iPhone5 users – they offer customized cases for iPhone 4/4S and Samsung Galaxy S3 too!
The design process is easy. Just click ‘Make your iPhone case’ or Make your skin’ to start designing. Upload a picture of your choice but make sure to use as high quality image as possible. You may also add text using their text editor. After that, turn and scale your pictures until you are happy with the result. Click on preview to see an updated image of your design. Voila! You now have a unique and totally personalized cell phone case! And no matter where you live, they can ship your order/s to your home! Best part is, you don’t have to pay for the shipping fee!
You can try uploading your photo on their website to see what it would look like. Here’s mine! I uploaded my own illustrations. I love the way they turned out! Plus, the material of the case itself is so sturdy! I’m pretty certain that I would make more cell phone cases in the near future. Thanks, Caseapp!
Now let’s talk about my local favorite cell phone case store - Cases for Your Gadgets! They offer a lot of high-quality, hip and trendy cases for your gadgets. They have cases for Galaxy Note 2, iPhone 4/4s, Samsung S3, S3 Mini, LG Nexus, BlackBerry Z10, iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5th Gen, and many more! Name your gadget, they most likely have cases for it!
They also have other accessories such as Holga Retro Lens Case with 9 effects, Olloclip 3-in-1 photo lens, Razur Fisheye lens, Fixy 3-in-1 lens, and skins/sticker decals! I told you, they have a wide range of items for all your gadget needs! Just like Caseapp, Cases for Your Gadgets ships worldwide too!
Because I like taking photos and doodling, I ordered these cool, artsy cases! I love that these iCamera, magic slate (you can actually write on it!) and vintage camera iPhone5 cases are so eye-catching! Every time I use them, I would always hear nice comments about them. Thanks, Cases for Your Gadgets!
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A commissioned illustration for L’Indochine. It’s a new lifestyle brand under SM Retail Group of Companies that’s owned by two sisters-in-law Char Carlos and Leona Panutat. If you’re wondering what the girls are carrying, it’s an intricately detailed bolster.
“Being a lifestyle store, L’Indochine will showcase fresh takes on styling for both home and fashion. Originating primarily from Indochina countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar mixed with unique ethnic items from Thailand, the items in the store are sourced directly from local artisans and craftsmen — the hill tribes of Chiang Mai, artisans in the Mekong delta, weavers in Hanoi, craft villages in Vietnam. Many of these items are handmade, making them one-of-a-kind and limited in quantity.” - The Philippine Star
L’Indochine opens its first retail store at SM Aura at The Fort on May 17. I’m excited to visit!
BDO Unibank, Inc., Suyen Corporation and MasterCard Philippines celebrated the first anniversary of Bench MasterCard with a shop-all-you-can-treat! The once in a lifetime shopping spree spectacle was held in three separate legs - SM Megamall (April 25), Bonifacio High Street (April 26) and Ayala Center Cebu (April 29). 36 lucky winners were given P35,000, P15,000 and P5,000 each to spend at any of their chosen participating Suyen Corp. Stores. The allotted shopping time for the winners were 3 minutes, 2 minutes and 1 minute respectively. I actually was able to witness the frenzy during the first leg at SM Megamall! I felt the excitement of the winners!
When I saw Bench’s latest collection, I saw a lot of “lakas makayaman” (as fashion blogger Aisa put it) pieces inside the store. Mark my words, you’ll love their summer offerings! They are kicking it up a notch by providing not only basic pieces to their customers, but trendy items as well! Here’s the proof!
Are you convinced? If you’re a fan of Bench and other home-grown and international brands such as Human, Kashieca, Cotton On, Aldo, Charles & Keith, Call It Spring, and American Eagle Outfitters among others, then you should probably get your own Bench MasterCard! The Bench MasterCard offers all the extensive BDO Credit Card features plus benefits exclusive only to Bench MasterCardholders such as unique rewards program that enables cardholders to earn double rewards points at Bench and partner stores, a perpetual 0% installment for 3 and 6 months at most stores, priority access to seasonal sales, invitation to Bench events and shows, and 10% discount during the Cardholder’s birth month at any Bench and partner store nationwide.
The Cardholders can also redeem cash coupons that are automatically and conveniently generated with their credit card monthly billing statement upon reaching 100 points. These cash coupons can be used to shop at Bench and partner stores which gives the Cardholder limitless options! A Cardholder earns double rewards points for every P200 purchase made at Bench and partner stores and 1 point for other purchases. And because it’s a MasterCard, Cardholders enjoy worldwide acceptance! How awesome is that? I should probably get my own Bench MasterCard too!
So now that you’ve seen their stylish pieces, it’s time to show you what I shopped during the event! I picked a pair of sunglasses from Cotton On, a gray tank top and green pants from Bench.
I paired my Bench top and pants with my SM Accessories necklace and Jessica Simpson platforms.
Starting this year, Filipinos will get to experience SUITEBLANCO, another franchise of the SM Group of Companies. To those who are not familiar with the clothing brand, SUITEBLANCO is a family business founded by Bernardo Blanco Solana which originated in Madrid, Spain in 1960. The brand is for the young, modern men and women who are confident with their style and the choices that they make. With on-trend, aspirational, and affordable products, SUITEBLANCO gives the optimal shopping experience to its consumers!
For the Spring Bloom collection, fun, bright pastels and sleek, tailored pieces dominate the scene. Light and laidback, cool and collected, just like famed Victoria’s Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna, who fronts SUITEBLANCO’s new campaign. The Russian beauty lends a youthful, energetic vibe to denim, knits, and lightweight casuals.
Are you excited for SUITEBLANCO’s opening? I am beyond thrilled! The flagship store will open on May 17 in SM Aura Premier at the Fort. See you there!
With the advancement in technology, there are many new changes that are made for beauty products. Beauty rands have been improving the formulation of their products. Ancient ingredients are mixed with new ones to create products that would make our skin beautiful. One brand that has been improving their products is iWhite. All of their products are formulated in Korea — a country that has been gaining popularity due to its top-notch beauty products. The brand specializes not only in lightening the skin tone, but also in improving the overall texture of the skin through their products’ moisturizing and rejuvenating natural plant extracts refined through Bio-Nanotechnology. Moreover, their products are great for any skin type!
iWhite Facial Cream (gold tube)
A natural facial cream that gives you 3 benefits as a whitening product, as a sunblock/dual UV protection, and as a make-up base for a complete day time skin protection.
iWhite Whitening Pack (white tube)
Removes deep-seated dirt, dead skin, and other impurities to reveal a radiant, glowing, and younger-looking skin. It also has Mulberry Extract that lightens and evens out skin discolorations, Panax Ginseng Root Extract that revitalizes and improves skin health, and Vitamins A,C, E, and B5 to prevent premature aging.
iWhite Moisturizing Facial Wash (purple tube)
Removes excess oil and deeply cleanses through the pores while helping you keep a healthy hydration of your skin. It has Mulberry Extract to whiten skin for a more radiant complexion, Panax Ginseng to revitalize and improve skin condition, Allantoin and Triclosan to help prevent pimples and other skin irritations. It also has Vitamins A, C & E to protect skin and help it repair itself.
iWhite Nose Pack (black tube)
An effective solution to removing whiteheads, blackheads, and skin impurities. This cream style nose pack conveniently adjusts to your own nose shape making it easier and more effective in eliminating deep-seated dirt. It also minimizes the appearance of pores and excess oil on the nose area and even the T-zone.
iWhite GlutaBerry White Soap
Formulated with skin lightening agents and natural anti-oxidants that protect skin against premature aging and further cellular cellular damage, giving it a healthy and fairer complexion.
Your health is your wealth, they say. One simple way to take care of your skin is to keep it clean. Neglecting to take care of your skin will result to various skin problems; therefore day to day care is important. :)
One of my favorite things to do is to search for interesting graffiti, whether I’m in the Philippines or I’m out of the country. Gerilya is a group of artists in Manila whose art is inspired by Philippine culture and history. Last February, they made a mural in my school, specifically at the University of the Philippines - College of Fine Arts (CFA), where three of the original members of Gerilya came from. It was the response of CFA students to the Philippines’ social challenges. In contrast to other places where graffiti usually involves at least one swearword, this mural has a deeper message. It forces views to be noticed and it changes how we interpret our surroundings. As I was taking my photos, I couldn’t help but notice all the relevant and poignant words sprawling across the wall.
The blue letters saying, “Tagasulong ng Pagbabago” (Proponent of Change in English) caught my attention the most. Frankly speaking, I myself haven’t got a clue of how to bring about this change. We all know the saying that before you can truly love another person you must love yourself first. That said, I’m starting with myself. I commit to being true to myself, to my passion, and to the path I am meant to be on. I created this blog because I like to write, but more importantly, I like to share. I like to share things that I’ve discovered, I like to share my opinions on a certain collection that I’m really into at the moment, or a dress I just made.
I’m so grateful that my blog has led me to meet many people I wouldn’t have otherwise met, in person or just via the interweb. I have a fair share of (young!) readers who have sent me letters that have affected me in a big way. I was surprised to know that my words and photos have given them great inspiration or help in certain areas of their lives. I think that this can also be considered as a good change. There are bigger issues but instead of trying to take an unmanageable leap straight away, I’m trying to make manageable, incremental changes. Never underestimate the power of a small change, guys! :)
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