Wednesday, June 22, 2011

If you need (or want) new shoes...

Every girl needs a good pair of shoes. Personally I believe that shoes are an investment and I don't mind paying more for something that lasts, but I'm glad Ferretti shoes are dependable at a very reasonable price point. I've used my pair for both casual and formal wear, and they still look pretty spiffy.

So, do you want shoes? Wait, don't answer that. Just join!

1. Take a picture of you wearing your Ferretti shoes with your best outfit. Post the photo on the Ferretti FB Page's Wall, with a short description of your entry.

2. The entry with the most number of positive comments from unique Facebook users wins. So, ask your friends and family to leave a comment on your photo! They can leave a comment simply saying "LOVE IT!"

3. Contest ends on June 30. Winner gets to take home a P3,000 gift certificate from Ferretti.

Terms and conditions:
Mechanics are subject to change without prior notice. We will contact the winner once we announce them, after which they are given one week to reply to our Facebook message. Failure to reply will forfeit their prize.

I'm dreaming of getting shoes that I don't really need if I had that GC, just because they're pretty. Hee! Considering that they're also coming out with new arrivals every couple of weeks or so, there's a lot to choose from! Check out their Blogspot and Facebook page for more details. :)

P.S. The Mary Kay Daddy & Me contest poster has been updated--you can win a Lash Love mascara as well! ;)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mary Kay salutes Father's Day!

Is your dad taking care of his skin? Do you have a gift for him for Father's Day? If you answered no to either question, you might want to join this contest from Mary Kay! Hey, that rhymes. :)

Win a treat for your dad this Father’s Day! Mary Kay Philippines is introducing two NEW products to their men’s skin care line—the MKMen Cleanser and MKMen Toner—and the best part is, you can get this for free, along with an MKMen Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 25! It’s the perfect gift for your dad this Father’s day.

For more details on the contest, just check out their Facebook page! Bet your dad will be flattered with the number of likes on his picture. ;) Thanks Jerica for the heads up!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Review: Etude House LUCIDarling Fantastic Sponge BB Cake

Etude House has pretty much established itself in the Philippine market, hasn't it? A year or so ago I had to plot special trips to Megamall to see their small shop, but now that shop has been replaced with a bigger one and I just have to make a quick trip to SM North if I feel like browsing. Their products are fairly marked-up from the original Korean prices and the Pink Card membership allows for instant gratification since every P100 spent gets you 2 pesos back which you can use on your next purchase... ok, maybe that last one isn't always a good thing, but it does save you money at some point.

Today's review is on one of the first Etude products I ever bought, at a time when I didn't know any better about my skin type. Ooh, shiny pretty thing, can I have you? How can you not be intrigued with something that looks like this?:
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It either belongs in an ancient temple beside tarnished brass implements, or in outer space. Take your pick.

Friday, June 03, 2011

From the Owldrobe and FOTD: Ode To Summer

That was a pretty short summer. The heat was definitely no fun, but not much sunlight meant not enough time for those fun summer activities. Plus, summer also spelled near-lazy dressing inasmuch as it spelled near-zero makeup. I made an effort in the makeup department on this particular day, though, because I was meeting a friend.

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White lace dress: thrifted
Silver quilted flats: Anthology Shoes

I took to dresses a lot this summer, because it was just too hot for jeans. (It was too hot to do anything.) This dress... is hard to belt. Not sure what kind of belt will go with it, too. It's very pretty but it's a tent dress by nature, and the lace at the bottom belies its true length. I still really like it, though! My mom & I had a favorite seller who would sell her items on a buy-one-take-one basis and for a time we regularly visited her stall on payday weekends. This was one of the many beautiful things I was able to get from her. I haven't paid a visit this year, but that's probably a good thing because I need to downsize my closet.

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As for the shoes... barring those times when I had nailpolish and therefore license to wear open-toed shoes, I lived in these all summer. They had enough room for movement but they didn't fly off my feet like most flats do, and they're sensible-looking but not too mommy-like. Aaand I just noticed the quilted pattern of the shoes mirrors the pattern on the dress. Awesome.

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Action shots, haha.

And my FOTD then:

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I like my cool weather and I look forward to layering again, but yeah, I miss the sun sometimes.