Everything Fun, Flirty, and WOW!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A busy weekday wouldn't spoil a fun Tuesday night, especially when you were out with the coolest bloggers, in a "Fun, Flirty, and WOW" themed event, as organized by a top brand. Although I vowed not to go out before my Candy Fair bazaar stint this weekend, I wouldn't say no to the Kotex WOW Party--main reason was because my blogger-barkada Pax was the one who invited me! :) I love my teh!

Also, I thought that the gathering:
1) Is another opportunity to meet the very fashionable people of the WWW.
2) Great time to dress up! :) (Outfit post here!)
3) And of course, be one of the firsts to get a preview on the latest Kimberly Clark products and innovations!

The very posh Bizu Patiserrie & Bistro in Greenbelt 2, Makati hosted the event and dinner. I really love this place for its chic Parisian interiors and yummy and artsy desserts (famous for its Macarons!). It is the perfect location for a fashionable all-girls night!

Fine n' Fancy Buffet Table.
Yey for free food! :D

We kikay girls do eat! :)

Thank you for the vegetarian-friendly menu! 
I had salad, tomato-based penne pasta, and focaccia bread with butter.

The Bizu dinner is never complete without the desserts!

After our hearty meal and small group chit-chats, the program started with the host asking us to introduce ourselves one-by-one, on the mic, by stating our name, blog, and answering the question "If you are a fashion brand, what are you, and why?

We were at the back part of the venue, giving us time to think. Also, it gave us time to voice-out to our small group the nervousness we felt, as if we were students pressured with a graded recitation or getting-to-know-you sessions! ;D

Our turn! Lloyda, Melai, Pax, and Ava.

I don't a have a photo of myself, but here's my pa-safe answer: "I'll be my brand Anagon because I am hippie, and syempre, love your own!"

We were also asked to design our own Kotex LUXE pad as a mini-contest. What a cute and interactive activity!

From the Indie Chic designs.

Even Mich worked on this little project!

The girls share their works of art! 
And here's my masterpiece, haha:
Still hippie-themed, of course! :)

A chic event for the chicas!
Attendance check for bloggers who came that night:

Vern, Lloyda, Pax, Ava, Bestie, Denise, Nori.
By the buffet. Took us forever to eat because of this photo op, haha! :D We bloggers just love pictures!

On our plush royal coach, haha! My blog-girls PaxMelaiLloyda, Bestie, and Ava

We covered the Kotex photo wall! :D

With Nori. Met up with her before when she got rings from my online shop! :)

"Ate" Trixie, editor-in-chief for online Cosmo Magazine!
She was from our batch's big sisters in St. Scho Manila! She didn't recognize me till I said I was Ate Loudette's little sister! :)

With Lloyda, one of Preview's best-dressed for the year!

With Ava!
This starts the major cam whoring session with the girls in the restrooms. "Pang outfit post", haha!

"Mirror Pic" with Ava and Bestie!

With my teh Pax. :)

Naexcite naman ako sa pic nato! 
With Melai... and... Pax! Pwedeng Trio Pic? What do you think? Haha!

Fashion now extends even to sanitary pads. The new Kotex LUXE Ultrathin Design Pads break the monotony of traditional sanitary napkins by creating a change from white to WOW. Why do napkins have to be just white anyway? The colors and designs just made the new Kotex line true to its tagline "Our best pads are now the most beautiful"! (nakaka LSS from the vid they showed that night, haha!)

A first of its kind, the attractive designs of the LUXE line fit every women's personal style, and at the same time, still provide the Kotex excellent protection and comfort we've known during our "red days".

So, are you an Indie Chic, or a Girl-Next-Door?

Stylish black packaging!
Check out the designs in this page!

Others might say why bother when no one else will see it. But for me, all girls go through that time of the month which is uncomfortable and even makes us cranky. A good pick-me-upper during your period is having something nice and fun to wear than just the plain white pads. We only deserve the best! I appreciate the brand's aim to constantly innovate their products for us ladies--in terms of technology and even aesthetically.

Thank you Kotex for this new brilliant product, and for the fun, flirty, WOW bloggers' event! Thank you to all the lovely girls I met that night! Till next! :)

My Fairy Godmother for the WOW event.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I was super thrilled when Pax texted me last week on a Kimberly Clark bloggers event. I am forever thankful for being invited to such functions, being a newbie compared to the other bloggers, so I went for it without hesitating. Also, I can't wait to catch up with my blogger friends, and also meet other cool fellow bloggers! :) Cited in the e-invite was the event's dress code: Fun, Flirty, Girly, WOW! =) I instantly thought of wearing something "Lolita"--fun, frilly, and childlike, but still "flirty".

As much as I am into fashion and dressing up, I have no idea how to put a WOW make up on. Except for simple everyday blush-gloss, I might just look "clownish" when I attempt to play with eye shadows, eye liners, and bold lipstick. So for events like this one...

...I "call-a-friend" my kabarkada since high school Tamems for my make up 101! :) (Beauty Emergencyyy!)

I thought of trying on red lips-red polish for this event. Anyhoooo... Enough of my chatter mouth, and let the photos show the merged efforts of Tamems and Anagon. :-)

BEAUTY (c/o Tamems):

Painted my nails red days before. Polish from The Face Shop. Red bow ring from Anagon.

Tamems' set-up. :) Was super ecstatic when I arrived at our meet up place, and she's ready for our little project! :D

Tamems told me brow makeup/shaping is always the challenge. The eye makeup took most of our time.
She worked on my eyes first, while I ate my french fries, haha!

Trying red lips for the first time. Tamems told me to smile with pursed lips, which is more bagay with the dark lip shade. But I failed during the night's gazillion photo-ops because I am Ms. Bungisngis, haha!

Bought red headbands, bow clips, feather clips, flower clips, but ended with a simple high hair bun. The style is so Ashley Dy's! :) Haha! I love that girl! I thought that the high bun will make the look more fun. :)


We were deciding if adding socks will look good with the outfit. I bought a pair of black and hot pink.

Ended up not wearing any of them, so as not to be over-funky.

Dainty rose sleeves-button. :)

Final Look:
Cinderella, ready to go to the ball. Haha.

Tip to Toe:
Layered Eiffel tower-star necklace (Anagon)
Pearl Necklace (my lola's)
Tiered, Polka Dotted Dress with Bow (Thrifted)
White Pumps (Thrifted)

Photos with my Event Fairy Godmother:

It was a super fun night! I will separately blog about the Kotex event and the top brand's cool new product for us WOW girls-- I knew talking about my look will take one looong entry. Haha ang vain amp! Thanks to my blog-girls Pax, Melai, Bestie, Ava, and Lloyda for the crazy, fashionable night!!! =) 
And of courseyyyy....

Haha! Feeling artista? :D Love ya forevah, I'll start your new makeup blog! ;)))

PS: For the plain-janes on make ups like me... Will you try on the bold red lipstick? :) What other WOW beauty and fashion dares would you most probably create for events like this? :)

From Last Sunday's Feast + Trying on my new espadrilles!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I love my Sundays. I hope the family "routine" (and bonding!) will never change. 

1) We go to Festival Mall to attend the South Feast (which, btw, just launched it's new website! :)) in the afternoon, 
2) And then straight to the mall's top floor to hear the mass, which is held every Saturday and Sunday in the cinema area. 
3) Afterwards, Cea and I will eat our dinner--deciding whether it's tipid meal (Chowking, Bulbop, etc.), or a notch expensive than usual (TOSH, T.Boy, Tia Maria's, etc.). 
4) If we still have time, we also stroll around the mall while waiting for mom to finish her groceries. This means a trip to the bookstore, some nifty shops, new stores in Festi (like Payless and California Berry!), and then the groceries itself! 

I swear, the routine is the best R&R after a busy week, and recharges me for a new week ahead! 

Last Sunday's Feast was an awesome experience. We had the 2nd talk from the Wish series, which is on "Waking up you wish". Last week, they gave each of us a board where we can draw or make a collage of our dreams. The crazy Gonzales did our homework the last minute, and it turns out we have to post our boards on the walls of the new center! ;p Didn't submit mine first, and finished it today by Googling better photos than my pambata crammed drawing last Sunday! (daya ko daw sabi ni daddykins, hahaha) The best part is that we will be praying over each others' dreams. That is hundreds of people praying for each other. <3

Arun Gogna, the main preacher of Feast Alabang, showing to us his own Dream Board. :)

1) Bro. Arun: "If you know what you want, it will be so hard to not get what you want." I like what he said that God listens even to our faintest sighs...That we only have to order the universe so that the universe will know what we want. 

2 and 3) The choir and band of the South Feast brings life to our weekly sessions.

4) Bro Arun's striking example: We are like a baby who cries and whines non-stop, that the parent (God) doesn't know what He will give to us. Is the baby crying to have milk, a toy, or what? We have to be clear with our wishes, and even reconcile 2 different/conflicting wishes. 

My outfit for last Sunday (minus the headscarf when we entered the Feast's center! :))
I am trying to go street hippie (hahaha) wearing comfy+funky pieces. Hope it works! :)

Tip to Toe:
Red Scarf/Bandana
Zebra Top (H&M)
Checkered Polo (Thrifted)
Black Tights
Accessories (Anagon)
Denim Espadrille (Cotton On, from my Ate:))

I just la-la-love my new shoes! They are super comfy! Though currently on Project SG mode (shopping diet till my trip to Singapore on November! :P)...I searched different online shops on espadrille designs, and I found a lot of to-die-fors! :P

a) A floral espadrilles from! :D
It's so girly and boho!---I'm gonna dieee! :P

b) Clogs Espadrilles from Espadrilles Manila!
Not only uso, but the round-toe design of clogs means it is easy on the feet. A little height wouldn't hurt! :)

c) Gold Toms! (are Toms espadrilles?? :D)
Been part of my wish list since forever. =p

4) Sperry Top-Sider Espadrilles from Espadrille Shoes
So cutie!! :D

5) Sneakers-Espadrilles from Sneakers Matters
The nautical feel is a big bonus! :)

I can go on and many pretty designs!!! :D Why oh why do I have to feel a great urge to spend on times when I really need to save up. =P

PS: I need to earn more / save up for a November trip! I call this the Project SG. Do share to me if you have tips/strategies on saving up. It's the skill that I haven't really mastered after such a loong time! :P
And while we're at it, do visit my online shop! :) Bili na kayoo! Haha!