Friday, July 30, 2010

Starbucks Planner 2010 -- July Coupon

Today, July 31, 2010, is the last day I have a chance to use the Starbucks July coupon from their 2010 Planner.

Help me to choose....

Green Tea Frappucino

Java Chip Frappucino

Ultimate Faborit, Chai Frappucino

So guys which one?

Lancome -- Virtual Palette

I just recently found out about Lancome's iPhone app "Virtual Palette". In this app, you'll learn tips from the expert on how to be beautiful without the needs of going to salon for make-up or make-over. Included in this app is the create your look, which you can create or practice your skills. Also included is a virtual guide or tutorials from Michelle Phan, a famous beauty blogger. The app also features what's new in Lancome's vibrant products and how to achieve a modelish look.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nike Stadium: Sale Up to 70% off

Nike Stadium Outlet:

Alabang Town Center
SM North Edsa
SM Bacoor
Limketkai CDO
SM Cebu
Greenbelt 5
Marquee Mall
SM Megamall
Robinsons Pasig
Powerplant Rockwell
EDSA Shangri-La Mall

Powerbooks: Power Sale!!!

End of Season Sale: Crossings/The Ramp Department Store

Rockwell Super Sale Bazaar

Chanel Haute Coutture Fall Winter 2010-2011

For Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection, the most spectacular show in Paris, Chanel Haute Couture, used not an iceberg or a farm this season but a giant gold lion as a stage design for the show (a replica from Coco Chanel's small bronze lion which can be found in her apartment). Baptiste (boy toy ni uncle KARL) and Iris Strubegger closed the show. Uncle Karl showed his dark side for the collection.

From Bryan Boy


Photos from Style


A friend of mine said to me while watching FIFA:

Friend: that kid RONALDITO
Me: Yes? What about him?
Friend: his just an average in our country (Brazil)
Me: really! (eh cute siya!)....
Then opened the Safari on iPhone then...
Me: No flights available today....nakakalaglag VAGINA ba? Cge tomorrow na lang pabuk
Friend: LOL

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fall 2010 Trends

For Fall/Winter 2010 trends (based from report):

-- 50's are back...(from ball to below the knee-length pencil skirt, curvy to sexy waistline, and cleavage)
-- Match from head to toe (Max menthol candy commercial ad suits on this category)
-- Super FUR (extravagant faux or real)
-- It's a guy suit (menswear inspired suit)
-- Floor-length skirt
-- Subasta look (GOLD!)
-- Feeling winter ka teh?!

Below are my favorites for the current trends:

Left to right: Paul Smith, D&G, Louis Vuitton (Photos from

Left to right: Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, Dior (Photos from

Left to right: Burberry, Chanel, Bottega Veneta (photos from

Left to right: DKNY, Hermes, Michael Kors (Photos from

Left to right: Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs (Photos from

Left to right: Balmain, McQueen, Carolina Herrera (Photos from
Left to right: Rodarte, Dior, DKNY (Photos from

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hong Kong Shopping Part 2


Photo from Google

IKEA! IKEA! IKEA! Fun, modern, affordable, high quality, and great designs, words I can only think to describe if I see or hear IKEA. If God will give me an opportunity to live in HK, I'll probably buy my furniture and kitchen stuff in IKEA. Where can you find modern and chic bed room, kitchen, living room, and even baby stuff from HK$10 and up? Only in IKEA!! I went to Causeway bay branch near the Fashion Walk building. I heard there's a new IKEA store in mega-box. Go na!

City Gate Outlet Mall --

City Gate Outlet Mall

Located outside the Tung Chung Station and before the entrance of the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. From Giordano to Burberry store, various brands are available in this outlet mall. Each outlet store sells up to 70% off from last season items. Few brands that caught my eyes were Nike, Puma, Mango, A/X, DKNY, Calvin Klein Jeans, Ralph Lauren, Bally, Cerruti, Lancel, CK underwear, The Body Shop, Burberry, Swatch, and Kate Spade. Oh speaking of Kate Spade, the bags are mark down up to 80% off. If your exhausted from walking, you can take a break and eat in Food Republic, we ate the Hainanese Chicken Rice there after the walkathon from Ngong Ping Village. I bought a watch in Swatch for HK$301 (PH 1800 if converted to peso). I want to go back and shop in Burberry because I saw good buys there.

Mongkok Night Market --

Mongkok Night Market

Are you looking for souvenirs, imitations from high-end brands, electronic stuff, laptop, cellphone, shoes, and etc that are very affordable? Mongkok night market is the right place to be. Although I didn't explore much the flea market because of an incident that I decided to shop in Langham Place and other retail brands scattered in Mongkok like Cotton On (which I absolutely like), Apple Store (clothing retail brand), H&M, Giordano Concept, Esprit, Giordano, IT outlet, and etc.

SOGO Department Store --

SOGO is a retail giant Japanese department store. There are two branches in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay which has 15 floors (WOW!!!) and Tsim Sha Tsui, both have access in MTR (Hong Kong train). SOGO sells various brands from athletic to high-end brands. If your lucky enough, you'll spot discounted items up to 70% off like Longchamps, North Face, and etc.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Macau Itinerary

Day 1:
1:00 pm -- assembly time and i was late(sorry naman)
4:00 pm -- arrived in Diosdado Macapagal Airport in Pampanga
5:00 pm -- checked-in
6:40 pm -- boarding time
7:00 pm -- to Macau
8:40 pm -- arrived in Macau
10:00 pm -- checked-in to Hotel Sintra
11:00 pm -- casino hopping (wynn show -- dancing fountain and tree of prosperity)
12:00 am -- dinner @ McDonald's
1:00 am -- back to hotel

Day 2:
8:00 am -- left hotel to Senado Square
8:15 am -- Senado Square, church, St. Paul Ruins, Fortress Hill, Macau Museum
11:30 am -- back to hotel
12:00 pm -- checked-out Hotel Sintra then left luggage
12:30 pm -- lunch @ ichiban
1:30 pm -- rode free shuttle of City of dreams to their hotel
2:00 pm -- COD sight seeing and photo opps
3:30 pm -- bubble show
4:00 pm -- Venetian
5:30 pm -- back to Hotel Sintra for our luggage
6:45 pm -- to ferry terminal
7:00 pm -- to Hong Kong

-- Not advisable to do both casino hopping and fisherman's wharf in one night if arriving in Macau past 8:00 pm.
-- Better to tour Macau during winter season.

Hong Kong Itenerary

Day 1: Macau
Day 2:
8:30 pm -- arrived in Kowloon Terminal
9:00 pm -- checked-in to Taisan Guesthouse
10:00 pm -- dinner @ McDonald's near Burlington bldg.
11:00 pm -- back to hostel for rest

Day 3:
10:00 am -- left the hostel
10:30 am -- Disneyland
9:00 pm -- left Disneyland then ate dinner @ KFC
11:00 pm -- back to hostel

Day 4:
9:00 am -- left hostel to Ngong Ping Village
11:00 am -- arrived Ngong Ping via cable car
2:00 pm -- left Ngong Ping Village
3:00 pm -- ate lunch @ food republic in Citygate Outlet Mall
4:30 pm -- stroll Citygate Mall
6:00 pm -- back to hostel
8:30 pm -- Avenue of the stars
10:30 pm -- ate dinner @ Burger King
12:00 am -- back to hostel

Day 5:
9:00 am -- left hostel to Ocean Park
10:30 am -- arrived Ocean Park
7:00 pm -- left Ocean Park to Mongkok
8:00 pm -- arrived in Mongkok for night market
12:00 am -- back to hostel

Day 6:
10:00 am -- left hostel to Causeway bay
1:00 pm -- bact to hostel
3:00 pm -- checked-out Taisan
3:30 pm -- to airport via airport express
4:30 pm -- arrived airport
5:00 pm -- checked-in
5:30 pm -- early dinner in airport (maxim's and burger king)
6:30 pm -- immigration
6:55 pm -- boarding time
7:15 pm -- departed Hong Kong to Manila


-- if arriving from Macau (and did walkathon galore), I suggest not to stroll.
-- if you have 3 to 4 nights trip, I suggest separate Ngong Ping, Ocean Park, The Peak, and Disneyland, the said parks will consume time and energy to enjoy.
-- allot a day for free day for shopping!

Hong Kong Shopping Part 1

Hong Kong is a shopping mecca in Asia. It is where shopaholics like me go to spend our kaching kaching ($$$) for apparels, shoes, accessories, and etc. In Hong Kong, you can find almost everything you want especially high-end and luxury brands in a much lesser value compared to other Asian countries. I was given a chance to shop in Hong Kong and I must say, I am dying to go back there just for shopping. A great time to shop is during the Hong Kong mid-season sale from July to August and sometimes mid of September. Why?! For heaven sake! Up to 80% off!.



Are your looking for a cheap items of the usually expensive Esprit, Giordano, or Bossini? HongHong Kong is the right place to be. They have hundreds (I think) of outlet stores scattered in Hong Kong islands. 
TIP: the ESPRIT outlet store in Mongkok offers much wider selection of designs and discounts (that I was able to buy shirt for less than HK$50).

H&M -- 

Photo from google

Oh my GOD! I love H&M!!!! I wish someone will franchise this store here(Philippines) please!! If your looking for chic, gorgeous, fabulous, sexy, and trendy clothes, accessories, and shoes but very affordable, H&M is what your looking for. A must store to shop if your in Hong Kong. There are two stores in Mongkok (or there's a pathway to guy's department). Inside a mall in Langham, you'll find the ladies section, while guys section is located outside the building (same building where ladies section only located). When I went to H&M, I bought a white lady gaga shopping tote bag for only HK$50.

I bought the white bag (Photo from gagalicous)


Photo from Bryan Boy

Only few Asian countries are blessed to have special items of Marc by Marc Jacobs and Hong Kong is one of them. This brand is one of the main reason why I went to Hong Kong and dying to go back. If you want to shop to this store? Go to Causeway Bay branch, they have a lot to offer than other branches across Hong Kong.
Marc Jacobs Pen for HK$20

Mission Accomplished (Photo from Marc Jacobs' site)

Longchamp --

For Longchamp addicts out there, go to Hong Kong! You'll find styles like Le Pliage, art deco, planettes, and other special edition bags much lesser value than other asian countries that sells Longchamp bags. In Philippines, Le Pliage Medium short handle cost around PH 8, 000 but in Hong Kong, regular price cost around PH 5, 500 and if your lucky enough for the sale season, you can get the bag around PH 3, 000 (based from forums and friends who bought their bag during the mid-season sale). Available in Harbor City and SOGO department store in Causeway bay and TST.

Jeremy Scott (Photo from here)

Friday, July 23, 2010

I want!

Photos from nordstrom

I ♥ this:

MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Pretty Nylon - Computer Commuter' Bag

 And must have for me for christmas!!! YAY

Shopping Diet?! WTF!?

Shopping diet? is this a term if your on a tight budget and don't want to splurge at the moment on buying new clothes? So are you willing to take the challenge of six items to wear (except shoes, socks, underwear, and accessories) for a month?

Read from NY Times

My opinion lang ha! That's ridiculous, I can't live for a month with six items only in my closet....
If ever I'll take the challenge I'll probably have the following apparel in my closet.

Slim Denim Trouser and Plain White Shirt (Photo from GILT Man)
Gray Cotton Jersery Blazer, White Trouser, Gray Shirt (Photo from ZARA)
And a long sleeve (Photo from ZARA)
I think I can live naman pala...with six items for a month... hehehehe

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Although I'm not a US resident but I love shopping in GILT MAN. If you love online shopping or no time to go to malls and a US resident or have US relatives and friends, check GILT's up to 70% off. site. Gilt Man offers various items from high-end and urban brands (apparels, jewelry, accessories, furniture, and even vacation!)

Today's offer that catches my gorgeous eyes!:

Jack Spade Cotton Strip Shirt: $68 - from $165

Jack Spade Nylon Work Tote: $98 from $195

Jack Purcell for Converse: $48 from $100

SHOP na!!!:



Just an FYI! I'm still a havaianatico but TOMS has a place in my heart...I mean my shoe cabinet! Ever since I saw one in Nothing But Water store, it was love at first sight thingy... Honestly I hate CROCS...too ugly!

Why I ♥ TOMS!
  •  The most comfy shoes/slipper in the entire universe
  • Fabulous designs
  • Can be wear wherever, whenever, and WHATEVER!
  • *TOMS' creator/designer has good heart.....

so artsy!

Available in various colors..FABUSH!


match with my TOPMAN top


CLASSIC....i love this in red color...

Photos from TOMS site

* One for One
TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we're all about. The TOMS One for One business model transforms our customers into benefactors, which allows us to grow a truly sustainable business rather than depending on fund-raising for support. As of April 2010, TOMS has given over 600,000 pairs of shoes to children in need, through the purchases of caring customers.

(from TOMS site)


Philippine Store: Nothing But Water Branches, SWIM in PowerPlant Mall, selected Shoe salon branches, and Trilogy boutique. 
For other countries: TOMS site


I know it's too early to post and greet you JC but I'm too excited eh!



After almost a year of HIATUS!! it's official! The GORGEOUS is back...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ZARA -- Fall/Winter 2010-2011

At the end of this month, Zara's mid-season sale will be over and unveiled their new collection(or lumabas na?!LOL) I visited their site and found new designs that I like.

For Women: Feminine and chic

and lace skirt (Photo from Zara)
I like ribbon and ruffle

quilted bags are IN!
Photos from ZARA

I like this chic but ME!
GYM bag (Photo from ZARA

i love shoes..and i know this suits to everything!