free m.i. beats (multiple intelligence) playlist on spotify

Monday, December 21, 2015

Headphones on my belly instead of my ears as I relax on a rocking chair while reading a book.

Is this scenario familiar to you?

When I was pregnant with Nikola, I came across many articles that scientifically support music as a great way to enhance a child's mental growth development. So everyday, I would randomly play classical music on my headphones for her.

As she got older, it progressed to Baby Einsteins, Little Einsteins then One Direction. :P

m.i. beats

balayage at juro salon exclusif

Saturday, December 19, 2015


What do you do when your hairstylist cuts your hair too short?

Do you....

a. freak out and walk out?
b. cry

That's kinda what happened to me during my last visit to Juro Salon Exclusif
What did I do?

juro salon exclusif
juro salon before and after  

#ladiesfirst: keds 2015 fall collection + press launch

Friday, December 18, 2015


Ladies First is a celebration of amazing women like Taylor Swift who are blazing new trails every day...

The campaign is inspired by women who create their own paths, make their own rules, and harness the power of femininity.

keds 2015 fall collection launch

what i'm doing now (should I delete this blog?)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

I haven't written anything proper in awhile and I don't think I can do it unless I get these thoughts down first...

bali airport

Free 50% OFF Morellato Discount Coupon!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Here's a special holiday treat exclusive for Fashion Eggplant readers from Morellato!

2015 has been a good year for me so as thanksgiving, I teamed up with one of my favorite brands so you can avail 50% discount with your purchase!

morellato 50% discount coupon
morellato discount coupon

ayala malls circuit lane

I am bored with Manila's Mall Culture but really, what else is there to do??? With the volume of traffic nowadays (crazy right? it sometimes makes me want to turn into a hermit) we really need to plan our schedules to a tee just to be able to make it in time for our next appointment, etc.

...Need to buy a couple of things but would also like to go on a picnic later in the day? Or maybe watch a play, visit a museum, have a nice cup of coffee, go to a skate park or vent out your stress on a race track?

All that seems impossible to do in one day, right? Well, I'm gonna let you in on a secret of ours...

ayala malls circuit lane
spotlight theatre at circuit

havaianas filipinas 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Havaianas Filipinas 2015

A collaboration between Havaianas and local Filipino Designers.

havaianas filipinas 2015
havaianas filipinas 2015

the body shop holiday gift sets 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Holidays,  Christmas Shopping.

Have you started buying gifts yet? I haven't. Nakakatamad. Hahaha :P I'm not mean or ungrateful, I just find the task daunting. Traffic, so many people on my list, so many decisions to make. Where do I even begin?!

Can relate?

If you aren't a "skilled" gift-giver like me, there's always The Body Shop! :P And this year, they're giving us more reason to relax and let them do all the legwork for us (while making sure our loved ones are still happy come Christmas morning).

the body shop holiday gift sets 2015
body shop holiday gift sets 2015

#bu10 ticket giveaway

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bloggers United 10 x World Bazaar Festival 2015 x SMART Prepaid: A Holiday Dream Come True

One can only imagine the possibilities when the country’s top fashion bloggers come together under one roof, let alone with the country’s longest running annual charity bazaar and the #1 telecommunications company in the country. What is certain though is that the combo will make for the hottest holiday event of the season.

WBF x BU10
#bu1

Founded in 2011, Bloggers United is a series of bloggers’ bazaar held in the metro to serve as a platform where bloggers can network and interact among themselves to nurture the online Filipino community through a celebration of beauty, fashion, and style. As such, a collaboration with WBF entails a brighter opportunity for Bloggers United to reach out to the blogging community for a more meaningful and exciting experience this holiday season.

Among the attendees of this year’s Bloggers United are top bloggers as well as style and fashion personalities such as Sarah Tirona (me, haha!), Vern & Verniece Enciso, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, David Guison, Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Kryz Uy, Lissa Kahayon, Dani Barretto, Patricia Prieto, Mikyle Quizon and Divine Lee - promising a one-of-a-kind shopping experience presented by SMART Prepaid. In keeping with the spirit of the yuletide season, the event is likewise a part of a wider effort to promote charity as part of the proceeds of WBF 2015 will be for the benefit of the ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation. 
When asked about the inspiration behind the partnership, JR Ang, marketing director of leading events organizer Worldbex Services International enthuses, “The last time that we partnered with them was last 2013 and the feedback on the event was immensely good. This is why we invited Bloggers United back for the 15th installment of the World Bazaar Festival.”

In addition, Ang expresses, “We hope for the event to give the bloggers a stage for them to get up close and personal with their readers and in turn provide everyone with a fun filled shopping trip no one will forget.”

Don’t miss out on the most stylish event of the holiday season!

The 15th World Bazaar Festival will run from December 4 until December 21, 2015 from 10am to 12mn (Fri-Sun) and 12nn to 10pm (Mon-Thurs) at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. Tickets are priced at P80.


For more information and updates:

Bloggers United
T: @bloggers_united
I: @bloggersunitedph

Official Hashtags:
#BU10xSMART
#BU10xWorldBazaar

Event Partners:

Smart Communications
T: @smartcares
I: @smartcares

World Bazaar Festival
T: @worldbex
I: @worldbex

Co-Presenters:



Major Sponsors:




Media Sponsors:









 NOW THE BEST PART....
I'M GIVING AWAY 10 PAIRS OF TICKETS SO YOU CAN SHOP OUR CLOSETS WITH YOUR BFF!

To join, simply tweet: "hope to win tickets to  #BU10xWorldBazaar from fashioneggplant.com so i can shop #sarahtirona's closet!" http://ow.ly/V4621 

Make sure to leave a comment below with your name and twitter handle so I can contact you if you win. Good Luck and see you at #BU10!!! 

ye!! bubble bluetooth speaker with power bank hands on review

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A bluetooth speaker that also functions as a power bank for the price of one.

A dream come true for adventurers who like to travel light.

And that's exactly what the Ye!! Bubble is all about.

ye!! 2 in 1 bluetooth speaker and power bank
ye!! bubble review

concha y toro wine appreciation night at the champagne room

Monday, November 23, 2015

No one in their right mind will ever turn down an invitation for a night that promises excellent wining and dining at Manila Hotel's Champagne Room, right?

So despite my lola -self usually deciding to turn down an evening invitation almost immediately, I made an exception for this.

And I'm glad I did.

concha y toro wine appreciation night
concha y toro wine appreciation night

cpk new menu offerings

Friday, November 20, 2015

California Pizza Kitchen steps up to its game as it rolls out a new menu of creative, innovative and inspiring dishes.

"We innovate regularly by making sure we introduce new pizzas, pastas and entrées. But even if we're constantly reinventing our menu, we make it a point to stay true to the California heritage that Filipinos have embraced for 18 years. I think the menu simply reinforces our tradition and our belief that by continuously delivering great food and service, we can keep a brand young, fresh and vibrant"

-Archie Rodrigues, Global Restaurant Concepts' President and CEO.


Okay, so enough with the suspense! Read more to find out what the new dishes are, which ones you should chuck, take to bed and marry...

Baja Shrimp Pizza
Baja Pizza - P545

malaysia tourism hunt day 4: facing my fears at pd ostrich show farm (Part 1)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Do you wanna know what it's like to face your fears?

It's scary. :P

Welcome to....

DAY 4 - THE MOST INTERESTING (?!), EXCITING (?!) and MEMORABLE CHALLENGE of the Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2015 for me.

Why? Read more!

malaysia tourism hunt day 4

chelsea clothing fall/winter 2015 collection launch

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Functional clothes that you can wear from the office to the pub to a swanky hotel and still look like you belong...
That is what London based brand Chelsea is all about. 

If you like prints, this is a must-read for you!

chelsea clothing fall winter 2015
chelsea clothing

sm parisian holiday 2015 catalog and price list

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Want in on a fashion blogger secret?

Before blogging became "a thing", we had no sponsors to rely on for our ootd's. You can imagine how expensive it could get..shopping for clothes, shoes and accessories every season just to be able to demonstrate to our readers the different possibilities of how to style these new designs.

Guess where most of us shopped 90% of the time? I'm not kidding, you can backread our blogs to 5 years ago and you'll all see us rocking something from SM Parisian.

sm parisian holiday 2015 collectionsm parisian holiday 2015 collection

budget mart boracay opening

Thursday, November 12, 2015

So picture this...

You're in your new bikini, sucking in your tummy, doing your best interpretation of a swimsuit illustrated model and then...you feel some wetness between your legs...

My god, noooo!

budget mart boracay

shopee 1111 day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

This site is different.

It's what happens when Instagram, Ebay and Online Marketplaces have an orgy...

All those combined create Shopee!

shopee 1111 day!

memo fashion: in these pants...

Monday, November 9, 2015

In these pants, I attended the Ayala Malls Christmas event held in Fairmont Hotel last week.

You know how like when your schedule is so crazy and erratic, the last thing you want to have to worry about as well is your outfit?

Yup, that's what it's been like for me lately jetting in and out of Manila, practically living out of a suitcase while at the same time trying to keep up with my deadlines, family and new business ventures.

There's never enough time in a day already so I don't really have the extra minutes to sit down and plan my outfits carefully.

memofashion womens slim pants
memo fashion slim pants

#fashionpunctuation: people x herschel

Sunday, November 8, 2015

You know how sometimes you find something really cute but end up not buying it cause you can't imagine how to wear it?

It's happened to me more than once.

And I usually regret it.

Like sometimes I see a nice pair of shoes but can't wrap my mind around how to style it so I skip it. And then fast forward a month, I see one of my favorite fashion bloggers rocking it flawlessly. I fly back to the store only to find out that it's already sold out. How disappointing and frustrating.

That's why I think the recent People X Herschel collab was genius.

people x herschel

makeitmakati mastercard staycation promos

Thursday, November 5, 2015

I've spent most of my 2015 living out of suitcases (and sometimes backpacks). I love to travel, it feeds my soul but sometimes, I miss home. But then when I'm back home, I miss the buzz and excitement of exploring new cities on foot.

And that is why Makati should be your number 1 choice for a staycation!


ayala malls christmas 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hellooooo...guess what I found out today....

ayala malls christmas

Piolo and Sam LOVE to shop at Ayala Malls!!! 

Eeeep, e di automatic tayo na din right? Hahaha!
My god, these two! I hardly get weak knees when it comes to local celebrities but these two! these two! (and Robin Padilla :P) are the only exceptions.

prom dress choosing tips

Hi guys! 

The thrilling holiday for our school—Homecoming is coming on its way! 


Boys are surely preparing to show off their strength in the big games, yet girls are ready to be shine in their cute prom dresses! 

Have a Slice Day with Caltex (win a barkada road trip!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

I've been writing about my road trip across Malaysia these past couple of weeks and have been terribly missing the freedom of the open highways as I relive those moments in my blog posts. Truly nothing beats the type of camaraderie shared between friends when faced with far-off destinations. The excitement is unlike any other and I can't wait to hit the road again.

Wanna go on an adventure with your friends as well? Here's your chance!

Drive to Caltex and enjoy an unbeatable barkada deal. 
Gas up, get a FREE Greenwich Ultimate Overload Pizza and a chance to win a roadtrip with your barkada on “Biyahe ni Drew”!

Caltex Have A Slice Day -BND 3

day 3 malaysia tourism hunt (drive to putrajaya and port dickson + challenges)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

AMAZING RACE MALAYSIA???

After 2 days of briefing and restless anticipation, it was finally time to get behind the wheel!

Tell you the truth, I was more anxious than excited in the beginning. It was my first time to drive right hand drive and I was worried about falling into a gutter or worse, bumping into another car. That would be really embarrassing and I could already imagine the "lady driver puns" that the men in my group might whisper amongst themselves.

That's probably where my pride kicked in and told me that yes, I had a handle on things and could totally do this.

Never mind that it was also going to be a really long drive on a foreign highway at top speeds.

(Insert profanity here)

As I slid behind the wheel (on the wrong side of the car :P), I secretly prayed for a miracle...like maybe for some absurd reason, my partner suddenly remembers that he does drive and has a drivers license after all. That maybe he just momentarily forgot after banging his head on a wall or something, but no.

No, no, no, nothing of that sort happened, sooo, I guess I had no choice. #FML. :P

malaysia tourism hunt 2015

Alqueria Tapas, Paellas y Bistecas Review

Bummed with no vacation plans this holiday season?

Why not take your tastebuds on an adventure across Spain at Alqueria! Few things beat great meals and so far the ones I've had at Alqueria have been awesome.

Sharing a few favorites from their menu with you as well as some secret dishes that aren't printed on it but can be special ordered. ;)

More after the jump!

alqueria sm megamall

holiday dress suggestions

Hello, November! It’s official, we’ve hit the holiday season. Along with that are a slew of parties that we must attend for one reason or another.

It could be for work, catching up with old friends or maybe getting to know the family of your significant other?

Whatever the reason, one thing remains certain. We will all be shopping for dresses to wear to all these semi-formal/formal occasions.

With thousands of options available nowadays, the process can get quite confusing and time-consuming.

jvs dress review jvs dress review jvs dress review 

Meet The NEW SM Woman

Friday, October 30, 2015

#BODYPOSITIVITY.

For someone born in the (nevermind :P), it's a new word for me. I grew up without hearing it. Back then, weight/size issues were always swept under the carpet, hidden until it was too late.

Insecurities about our body is dangerous and many good people have been lost too soon because of this.

Body shaming is real and drastic actions need to be done in order to address this issue properly.

A company that recognizes this is SM.

In their efforts to make every woman learn how to appreciate every inch of themselves, they have launched several campaigns and new lines for every age and body type.

BLACK FRIDAY SALE PHILIPPINES?

You've heard of BLACK FRIDAY SALES and stories of how epic they are right?

And what was the WORST thing about those stories?

We never have them here.

My relatives from abroad always gloat to me about how much money they saved on a new flatscreen tv, designer bag, etc...

And I always just end up jealous.

BUT THAT'S ABOUT TO CHANGE.

zalora ph black friday sale zalora ph black friday sale 

pros and cons: short vs.long prom dresses

Thursday, October 29, 2015


What's your take on the prom dress? What do you consider when shopping for one?

Back when I was in high school we were pretty uninformed about fashion. We had no idea which styles suited our height and body type.

We would just pick out what everyone else was wearing in a color we liked. 

Usually it would be a dress similar to something we spotted on a celebrity not caring if she was 5’11” with a svelte figure and we were just 5’1” and quite chubby.

The result? More than enough black mail pictures to last us 2 lifetimes!

So with prom season fast approaching, I thought I’d write a short piece on how to pick the perfect prom dress for your figure.

First things first, lets dissect the kind of impression different prom dresses project.

malaysia mega fam day 2 - citrawarna festival

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of my Malaysia Mega Fam/Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2015 travel experience and photo diary.

***For Day 1 adventures + the best of Malay cuisine and shopping, click HERE 
***To know more about the treasure hunt click HERE.

So just a quick recap before I continue...the Malaysian Tourism Hunt 2015 was designed as a friendly race from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca so we could familiarize ourselves with different tourist spots along the way and share with our readers.

But before we could begin our journey, we needed to be briefed about safety driving rules and regulations in Malaysia, the cars we were going to drive and navigation materials.

see malaysia with proton

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 day 1 - kuala lumpur (and malay food)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

I arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last October 16 at around 11:30am along with 3 of the other Philippine delegates for the Malaysia Mega Fam 2015. This year's theme was patterned after the Amazing Race and would have us participants driving around Malaysia searching for clues at different tourist spots over the course of 4 days.

I didn't know what to feel after landing. Maybe apprehension was the right word. I was worried about getting homesick and driving all the way to Malacca on left hand drive.

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 day 1
Thankfully, there really wasn't much time to ponder on those feelings since we where almost immediately whisked away to the shuttle which was hired to transport us to our official hotel...

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 kick off

Friday, October 23, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@sarahtirona), you probably already know that I just arrived back home after representing our country at the Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2015...

malaysia tourism hunt 2015
mini malaysia

HOOQing up with Superheroes and Superstars!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

I played detective for a night at a very exciting Batman-themed event at URBN Bar and Restaurant  to announce a roster of new shows and new brand ambassadors for Globe HOOQ.

globe hooq endorser launch

fossil fall winter 2015 collection launch

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

If you're looking for affordable premium leather goods and watches to gift yourself or a loved one, I think it's a good idea to check out Fossil's new Fall/Winter 2015 collection.

fossil ph 2015 collection

career shifts over the weekend #nevertooold

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hi All!

I'm drowning in ootd and event post backlogs now but I have a good reason this time around...

BUTTON UP MINI FASHION
topshop rust 70s style mini street style

atkinsons perfume launch in manila

Saturday, October 10, 2015

I was introduced to perfumes and fragrances at a very young age. Barely even a graduate of kindergarten, I already knew which pulse points were most effective in making a scent last longer.

My family has always valued the importance of putting on a signature fragrance not only to smell good but more importantly, to leave a good (and lasting) impression.

I have to admit, I used to think it was an unnecessary frivolity but now that I've matured, I have begun to understand why better.

More than make-up or clothes, scent offers a more intimate peek into a person's true nature.

And that is why I am always on the hunt for a perfume I can call my "own".

atkinsons philippines
atkinsons ph

the halal guys are in manila!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sooooooo....

After months of waiting and delays, The Halal Guys are finally opening!

SAVE THE DATE: 10-13-15

One of the best perks of my job is being one of the first to try exciting new places and no other establishment opening this year could probably could get me as excited as this.

Were my expectations met?

Read on for a first look at THE HALAL GUYS! :)

the halal guys ph
the halal guys ph

canon fashion revolution + pre-holiday sale 70% off

Thursday, October 8, 2015

I find it so fascinating how one subject in a photograph can look totally different depending on who's behind the lens.

You know what I mean? Take the same equipment, same setting but different photographers and you'll always come out with something distinctly unique.

That's also a great way of weeding out the pros from the amateurs.

Pros have developed an eye and technique for capturing and translating feelings into photographs that's why theirs are more powerful than ours.

I attended the Canon Fashion Festival a few days ago. An event where we learned some vital photography tips and tricks from some of the industry's greatest plus got to shop Canon products at up to 70% off!

Read on to find out more + when to catch the next leg...

canon fashion revolution
canon philippines

get creative at hamleys

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

When an event invite hints at arts and crafts, I almost always rsvp...even more so when it offers a chance for me to bond with my daughter.

And that is why I found myself at the Hamleys store in Central Square, BGC a couple Sundays ago...

get creative at hamleys
hamleys toy store ph

veloci time camo collection

Monday, October 5, 2015

Just like leopard, camo has proven its timeless abilities as a print in recent years.

The release of Valentino's popular camo collection helped cement this even further as a favorite among fashionistas.

Quick to recognize a classic in the making is Italian-inspired watch brand, Veloci.

VELOCI WATCH CAMO COLLECTION 

down on oxford street

Saturday, October 3, 2015

We were asked to wear something fabulously British to the Atkinsons Perfume high tea launch at Pangea in City Of Dreams and this is what I came up with...

70S FASHION 2015

alcatel flash 2 review: hands on demo + sample photos

Friday, October 2, 2015

An octacore smartphone with a 13mp camera for way less than 10k.

Yup, that's what you get with the new Alcatel One Touch Flash 2.

ALCATEL FLASH 2 UNBOXING

#TGIFRIDAYSTONY: A TASTE OF NEW YORK

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What comes to mind when you hear the words "New York"?

Skyscrapers? Busy streets? Subway systems? People constantly on the go....

Holding delicious hotdogs while they cross busy intersections.

Wait, what???

More than Wall Street, Sex and the City and high fashion, it's the food that draws me towards the Big Apple.

TASTE OF NEW YORK  TGIF
#tgifridaystony

k-palette essence in shadowliner + carefree parisian style makeup tutorial

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

K-Palette is back with a new product and it's pretty awesome.

It's called the "Essence in Shadowliner"

K PALETTE SHADOWLINER TUTORIAL C

uniqlo expands heattech line

Monday, September 28, 2015

Just in time for the cooler "ber" months and all your holiday travels.

Uniqlo has expanded their popular Heattech line with finer thread infused with camellia oil for a silkier feel against the skin.

UNIQLO - WOMEN HEATTECH SCOOP NECK SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRT UNIQLO - WOMEN HEATTECH SLEEVELESS TOP

nothing but h20's endless summer passport

Friday, September 25, 2015

Loyalty pays at Nothing But H2O! 

Introducing the Endless Summer Passport: a loyalty and frequency card that rewards loyal customers with Gift Certificates up to P1,000 with a fully stamped passport!

Monday, December 21, 2015

free m.i. beats (multiple intelligence) playlist on spotify

Headphones on my belly instead of my ears as I relax on a rocking chair while reading a book.

Is this scenario familiar to you?

When I was pregnant with Nikola, I came across many articles that scientifically support music as a great way to enhance a child's mental growth development. So everyday, I would randomly play classical music on my headphones for her.

As she got older, it progressed to Baby Einsteins, Little Einsteins then One Direction. :P

m.i. beats

Saturday, December 19, 2015

balayage at juro salon exclusif


What do you do when your hairstylist cuts your hair too short?

Do you....

a. freak out and walk out?
b. cry

That's kinda what happened to me during my last visit to Juro Salon Exclusif
What did I do?

juro salon exclusif
juro salon before and after  

Friday, December 18, 2015

#ladiesfirst: keds 2015 fall collection + press launch


Ladies First is a celebration of amazing women like Taylor Swift who are blazing new trails every day...

The campaign is inspired by women who create their own paths, make their own rules, and harness the power of femininity.

keds 2015 fall collection launch

Thursday, December 17, 2015

what i'm doing now (should I delete this blog?)

I haven't written anything proper in awhile and I don't think I can do it unless I get these thoughts down first...

bali airport

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Free 50% OFF Morellato Discount Coupon!

Here's a special holiday treat exclusive for Fashion Eggplant readers from Morellato!

2015 has been a good year for me so as thanksgiving, I teamed up with one of my favorite brands so you can avail 50% discount with your purchase!

morellato 50% discount coupon
morellato discount coupon

ayala malls circuit lane

I am bored with Manila's Mall Culture but really, what else is there to do??? With the volume of traffic nowadays (crazy right? it sometimes makes me want to turn into a hermit) we really need to plan our schedules to a tee just to be able to make it in time for our next appointment, etc.

...Need to buy a couple of things but would also like to go on a picnic later in the day? Or maybe watch a play, visit a museum, have a nice cup of coffee, go to a skate park or vent out your stress on a race track?

All that seems impossible to do in one day, right? Well, I'm gonna let you in on a secret of ours...

ayala malls circuit lane
spotlight theatre at circuit

Saturday, December 5, 2015

havaianas filipinas 2015

Havaianas Filipinas 2015

A collaboration between Havaianas and local Filipino Designers.

havaianas filipinas 2015
havaianas filipinas 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

the body shop holiday gift sets 2015

Holidays,  Christmas Shopping.

Have you started buying gifts yet? I haven't. Nakakatamad. Hahaha :P I'm not mean or ungrateful, I just find the task daunting. Traffic, so many people on my list, so many decisions to make. Where do I even begin?!

Can relate?

If you aren't a "skilled" gift-giver like me, there's always The Body Shop! :P And this year, they're giving us more reason to relax and let them do all the legwork for us (while making sure our loved ones are still happy come Christmas morning).

the body shop holiday gift sets 2015
body shop holiday gift sets 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

#bu10 ticket giveaway

Bloggers United 10 x World Bazaar Festival 2015 x SMART Prepaid: A Holiday Dream Come True

One can only imagine the possibilities when the country’s top fashion bloggers come together under one roof, let alone with the country’s longest running annual charity bazaar and the #1 telecommunications company in the country. What is certain though is that the combo will make for the hottest holiday event of the season.

WBF x BU10
#bu1

Founded in 2011, Bloggers United is a series of bloggers’ bazaar held in the metro to serve as a platform where bloggers can network and interact among themselves to nurture the online Filipino community through a celebration of beauty, fashion, and style. As such, a collaboration with WBF entails a brighter opportunity for Bloggers United to reach out to the blogging community for a more meaningful and exciting experience this holiday season.

Among the attendees of this year’s Bloggers United are top bloggers as well as style and fashion personalities such as Sarah Tirona (me, haha!), Vern & Verniece Enciso, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, David Guison, Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Kryz Uy, Lissa Kahayon, Dani Barretto, Patricia Prieto, Mikyle Quizon and Divine Lee - promising a one-of-a-kind shopping experience presented by SMART Prepaid. In keeping with the spirit of the yuletide season, the event is likewise a part of a wider effort to promote charity as part of the proceeds of WBF 2015 will be for the benefit of the ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation. 
When asked about the inspiration behind the partnership, JR Ang, marketing director of leading events organizer Worldbex Services International enthuses, “The last time that we partnered with them was last 2013 and the feedback on the event was immensely good. This is why we invited Bloggers United back for the 15th installment of the World Bazaar Festival.”

In addition, Ang expresses, “We hope for the event to give the bloggers a stage for them to get up close and personal with their readers and in turn provide everyone with a fun filled shopping trip no one will forget.”

Don’t miss out on the most stylish event of the holiday season!

The 15th World Bazaar Festival will run from December 4 until December 21, 2015 from 10am to 12mn (Fri-Sun) and 12nn to 10pm (Mon-Thurs) at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. Tickets are priced at P80.


For more information and updates:

Bloggers United
T: @bloggers_united
I: @bloggersunitedph

Official Hashtags:
#BU10xSMART
#BU10xWorldBazaar

Event Partners:

Smart Communications
T: @smartcares
I: @smartcares

World Bazaar Festival
T: @worldbex
I: @worldbex

Co-Presenters:



Major Sponsors:




Media Sponsors:









 NOW THE BEST PART....
I'M GIVING AWAY 10 PAIRS OF TICKETS SO YOU CAN SHOP OUR CLOSETS WITH YOUR BFF!

To join, simply tweet: "hope to win tickets to  #BU10xWorldBazaar from fashioneggplant.com so i can shop #sarahtirona's closet!" http://ow.ly/V4621 

Make sure to leave a comment below with your name and twitter handle so I can contact you if you win. Good Luck and see you at #BU10!!! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ye!! bubble bluetooth speaker with power bank hands on review

A bluetooth speaker that also functions as a power bank for the price of one.

A dream come true for adventurers who like to travel light.

And that's exactly what the Ye!! Bubble is all about.

ye!! 2 in 1 bluetooth speaker and power bank
ye!! bubble review

Monday, November 23, 2015

concha y toro wine appreciation night at the champagne room

No one in their right mind will ever turn down an invitation for a night that promises excellent wining and dining at Manila Hotel's Champagne Room, right?

So despite my lola -self usually deciding to turn down an evening invitation almost immediately, I made an exception for this.

And I'm glad I did.

concha y toro wine appreciation night
concha y toro wine appreciation night

Friday, November 20, 2015

cpk new menu offerings

California Pizza Kitchen steps up to its game as it rolls out a new menu of creative, innovative and inspiring dishes.

"We innovate regularly by making sure we introduce new pizzas, pastas and entrées. But even if we're constantly reinventing our menu, we make it a point to stay true to the California heritage that Filipinos have embraced for 18 years. I think the menu simply reinforces our tradition and our belief that by continuously delivering great food and service, we can keep a brand young, fresh and vibrant"

-Archie Rodrigues, Global Restaurant Concepts' President and CEO.


Okay, so enough with the suspense! Read more to find out what the new dishes are, which ones you should chuck, take to bed and marry...

Baja Shrimp Pizza
Baja Pizza - P545

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

malaysia tourism hunt day 4: facing my fears at pd ostrich show farm (Part 1)

Do you wanna know what it's like to face your fears?

It's scary. :P

Welcome to....

DAY 4 - THE MOST INTERESTING (?!), EXCITING (?!) and MEMORABLE CHALLENGE of the Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2015 for me.

Why? Read more!

malaysia tourism hunt day 4

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

chelsea clothing fall/winter 2015 collection launch

Functional clothes that you can wear from the office to the pub to a swanky hotel and still look like you belong...
That is what London based brand Chelsea is all about. 

If you like prints, this is a must-read for you!

chelsea clothing fall winter 2015
chelsea clothing

Sunday, November 15, 2015

sm parisian holiday 2015 catalog and price list

Want in on a fashion blogger secret?

Before blogging became "a thing", we had no sponsors to rely on for our ootd's. You can imagine how expensive it could get..shopping for clothes, shoes and accessories every season just to be able to demonstrate to our readers the different possibilities of how to style these new designs.

Guess where most of us shopped 90% of the time? I'm not kidding, you can backread our blogs to 5 years ago and you'll all see us rocking something from SM Parisian.

sm parisian holiday 2015 collectionsm parisian holiday 2015 collection

Thursday, November 12, 2015

budget mart boracay opening

So picture this...

You're in your new bikini, sucking in your tummy, doing your best interpretation of a swimsuit illustrated model and then...you feel some wetness between your legs...

My god, noooo!

budget mart boracay

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

shopee 1111 day!

This site is different.

It's what happens when Instagram, Ebay and Online Marketplaces have an orgy...

All those combined create Shopee!

shopee 1111 day!

Monday, November 9, 2015

memo fashion: in these pants...

In these pants, I attended the Ayala Malls Christmas event held in Fairmont Hotel last week.

You know how like when your schedule is so crazy and erratic, the last thing you want to have to worry about as well is your outfit?

Yup, that's what it's been like for me lately jetting in and out of Manila, practically living out of a suitcase while at the same time trying to keep up with my deadlines, family and new business ventures.

There's never enough time in a day already so I don't really have the extra minutes to sit down and plan my outfits carefully.

memofashion womens slim pants
memo fashion slim pants

Sunday, November 8, 2015

#fashionpunctuation: people x herschel

You know how sometimes you find something really cute but end up not buying it cause you can't imagine how to wear it?

It's happened to me more than once.

And I usually regret it.

Like sometimes I see a nice pair of shoes but can't wrap my mind around how to style it so I skip it. And then fast forward a month, I see one of my favorite fashion bloggers rocking it flawlessly. I fly back to the store only to find out that it's already sold out. How disappointing and frustrating.

That's why I think the recent People X Herschel collab was genius.

people x herschel

Thursday, November 5, 2015

makeitmakati mastercard staycation promos

I've spent most of my 2015 living out of suitcases (and sometimes backpacks). I love to travel, it feeds my soul but sometimes, I miss home. But then when I'm back home, I miss the buzz and excitement of exploring new cities on foot.

And that is why Makati should be your number 1 choice for a staycation!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ayala malls christmas 2015

Hellooooo...guess what I found out today....

ayala malls christmas

Piolo and Sam LOVE to shop at Ayala Malls!!! 

Eeeep, e di automatic tayo na din right? Hahaha!
My god, these two! I hardly get weak knees when it comes to local celebrities but these two! these two! (and Robin Padilla :P) are the only exceptions.

prom dress choosing tips

Hi guys! 

The thrilling holiday for our school—Homecoming is coming on its way! 


Boys are surely preparing to show off their strength in the big games, yet girls are ready to be shine in their cute prom dresses! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Have a Slice Day with Caltex (win a barkada road trip!)

I've been writing about my road trip across Malaysia these past couple of weeks and have been terribly missing the freedom of the open highways as I relive those moments in my blog posts. Truly nothing beats the type of camaraderie shared between friends when faced with far-off destinations. The excitement is unlike any other and I can't wait to hit the road again.

Wanna go on an adventure with your friends as well? Here's your chance!

Drive to Caltex and enjoy an unbeatable barkada deal. 
Gas up, get a FREE Greenwich Ultimate Overload Pizza and a chance to win a roadtrip with your barkada on “Biyahe ni Drew”!

Caltex Have A Slice Day -BND 3

Sunday, November 1, 2015

day 3 malaysia tourism hunt (drive to putrajaya and port dickson + challenges)

AMAZING RACE MALAYSIA???

After 2 days of briefing and restless anticipation, it was finally time to get behind the wheel!

Tell you the truth, I was more anxious than excited in the beginning. It was my first time to drive right hand drive and I was worried about falling into a gutter or worse, bumping into another car. That would be really embarrassing and I could already imagine the "lady driver puns" that the men in my group might whisper amongst themselves.

That's probably where my pride kicked in and told me that yes, I had a handle on things and could totally do this.

Never mind that it was also going to be a really long drive on a foreign highway at top speeds.

(Insert profanity here)

As I slid behind the wheel (on the wrong side of the car :P), I secretly prayed for a miracle...like maybe for some absurd reason, my partner suddenly remembers that he does drive and has a drivers license after all. That maybe he just momentarily forgot after banging his head on a wall or something, but no.

No, no, no, nothing of that sort happened, sooo, I guess I had no choice. #FML. :P

malaysia tourism hunt 2015

Alqueria Tapas, Paellas y Bistecas Review

Bummed with no vacation plans this holiday season?

Why not take your tastebuds on an adventure across Spain at Alqueria! Few things beat great meals and so far the ones I've had at Alqueria have been awesome.

Sharing a few favorites from their menu with you as well as some secret dishes that aren't printed on it but can be special ordered. ;)

More after the jump!

alqueria sm megamall

holiday dress suggestions

Hello, November! It’s official, we’ve hit the holiday season. Along with that are a slew of parties that we must attend for one reason or another.

It could be for work, catching up with old friends or maybe getting to know the family of your significant other?

Whatever the reason, one thing remains certain. We will all be shopping for dresses to wear to all these semi-formal/formal occasions.

With thousands of options available nowadays, the process can get quite confusing and time-consuming.

jvs dress review jvs dress review jvs dress review 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Meet The NEW SM Woman

#BODYPOSITIVITY.

For someone born in the (nevermind :P), it's a new word for me. I grew up without hearing it. Back then, weight/size issues were always swept under the carpet, hidden until it was too late.

Insecurities about our body is dangerous and many good people have been lost too soon because of this.

Body shaming is real and drastic actions need to be done in order to address this issue properly.

A company that recognizes this is SM.

In their efforts to make every woman learn how to appreciate every inch of themselves, they have launched several campaigns and new lines for every age and body type.

BLACK FRIDAY SALE PHILIPPINES?

You've heard of BLACK FRIDAY SALES and stories of how epic they are right?

And what was the WORST thing about those stories?

We never have them here.

My relatives from abroad always gloat to me about how much money they saved on a new flatscreen tv, designer bag, etc...

And I always just end up jealous.

BUT THAT'S ABOUT TO CHANGE.

zalora ph black friday sale zalora ph black friday sale 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

pros and cons: short vs.long prom dresses


What's your take on the prom dress? What do you consider when shopping for one?

Back when I was in high school we were pretty uninformed about fashion. We had no idea which styles suited our height and body type.

We would just pick out what everyone else was wearing in a color we liked. 

Usually it would be a dress similar to something we spotted on a celebrity not caring if she was 5’11” with a svelte figure and we were just 5’1” and quite chubby.

The result? More than enough black mail pictures to last us 2 lifetimes!

So with prom season fast approaching, I thought I’d write a short piece on how to pick the perfect prom dress for your figure.

First things first, lets dissect the kind of impression different prom dresses project.

Monday, October 26, 2015

malaysia mega fam day 2 - citrawarna festival

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of my Malaysia Mega Fam/Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2015 travel experience and photo diary.

***For Day 1 adventures + the best of Malay cuisine and shopping, click HERE 
***To know more about the treasure hunt click HERE.

So just a quick recap before I continue...the Malaysian Tourism Hunt 2015 was designed as a friendly race from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca so we could familiarize ourselves with different tourist spots along the way and share with our readers.

But before we could begin our journey, we needed to be briefed about safety driving rules and regulations in Malaysia, the cars we were going to drive and navigation materials.

see malaysia with proton

Sunday, October 25, 2015

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 day 1 - kuala lumpur (and malay food)

I arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last October 16 at around 11:30am along with 3 of the other Philippine delegates for the Malaysia Mega Fam 2015. This year's theme was patterned after the Amazing Race and would have us participants driving around Malaysia searching for clues at different tourist spots over the course of 4 days.

I didn't know what to feel after landing. Maybe apprehension was the right word. I was worried about getting homesick and driving all the way to Malacca on left hand drive.

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 day 1
Thankfully, there really wasn't much time to ponder on those feelings since we where almost immediately whisked away to the shuttle which was hired to transport us to our official hotel...

Friday, October 23, 2015

malaysia tourism hunt 2015 kick off

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@sarahtirona), you probably already know that I just arrived back home after representing our country at the Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2015...

malaysia tourism hunt 2015
mini malaysia

Thursday, October 22, 2015

HOOQing up with Superheroes and Superstars!

I played detective for a night at a very exciting Batman-themed event at URBN Bar and Restaurant  to announce a roster of new shows and new brand ambassadors for Globe HOOQ.

globe hooq endorser launch

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

fossil fall winter 2015 collection launch

If you're looking for affordable premium leather goods and watches to gift yourself or a loved one, I think it's a good idea to check out Fossil's new Fall/Winter 2015 collection.

fossil ph 2015 collection

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

career shifts over the weekend #nevertooold

Hi All!

I'm drowning in ootd and event post backlogs now but I have a good reason this time around...

BUTTON UP MINI FASHION
topshop rust 70s style mini street style

Saturday, October 10, 2015

atkinsons perfume launch in manila

I was introduced to perfumes and fragrances at a very young age. Barely even a graduate of kindergarten, I already knew which pulse points were most effective in making a scent last longer.

My family has always valued the importance of putting on a signature fragrance not only to smell good but more importantly, to leave a good (and lasting) impression.

I have to admit, I used to think it was an unnecessary frivolity but now that I've matured, I have begun to understand why better.

More than make-up or clothes, scent offers a more intimate peek into a person's true nature.

And that is why I am always on the hunt for a perfume I can call my "own".

atkinsons philippines
atkinsons ph

Friday, October 9, 2015

the halal guys are in manila!

Sooooooo....

After months of waiting and delays, The Halal Guys are finally opening!

SAVE THE DATE: 10-13-15

One of the best perks of my job is being one of the first to try exciting new places and no other establishment opening this year could probably could get me as excited as this.

Were my expectations met?

Read on for a first look at THE HALAL GUYS! :)

the halal guys ph
the halal guys ph

Thursday, October 8, 2015

canon fashion revolution + pre-holiday sale 70% off

I find it so fascinating how one subject in a photograph can look totally different depending on who's behind the lens.

You know what I mean? Take the same equipment, same setting but different photographers and you'll always come out with something distinctly unique.

That's also a great way of weeding out the pros from the amateurs.

Pros have developed an eye and technique for capturing and translating feelings into photographs that's why theirs are more powerful than ours.

I attended the Canon Fashion Festival a few days ago. An event where we learned some vital photography tips and tricks from some of the industry's greatest plus got to shop Canon products at up to 70% off!

Read on to find out more + when to catch the next leg...

canon fashion revolution
canon philippines

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

get creative at hamleys

When an event invite hints at arts and crafts, I almost always rsvp...even more so when it offers a chance for me to bond with my daughter.

And that is why I found myself at the Hamleys store in Central Square, BGC a couple Sundays ago...

get creative at hamleys
hamleys toy store ph

Monday, October 5, 2015

veloci time camo collection

Just like leopard, camo has proven its timeless abilities as a print in recent years.

The release of Valentino's popular camo collection helped cement this even further as a favorite among fashionistas.

Quick to recognize a classic in the making is Italian-inspired watch brand, Veloci.

VELOCI WATCH CAMO COLLECTION 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

down on oxford street

We were asked to wear something fabulously British to the Atkinsons Perfume high tea launch at Pangea in City Of Dreams and this is what I came up with...

70S FASHION 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

alcatel flash 2 review: hands on demo + sample photos

An octacore smartphone with a 13mp camera for way less than 10k.

Yup, that's what you get with the new Alcatel One Touch Flash 2.

ALCATEL FLASH 2 UNBOXING

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#TGIFRIDAYSTONY: A TASTE OF NEW YORK

What comes to mind when you hear the words "New York"?

Skyscrapers? Busy streets? Subway systems? People constantly on the go....

Holding delicious hotdogs while they cross busy intersections.

Wait, what???

More than Wall Street, Sex and the City and high fashion, it's the food that draws me towards the Big Apple.

TASTE OF NEW YORK  TGIF
#tgifridaystony

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

k-palette essence in shadowliner + carefree parisian style makeup tutorial

K-Palette is back with a new product and it's pretty awesome.

It's called the "Essence in Shadowliner"

K PALETTE SHADOWLINER TUTORIAL C

Monday, September 28, 2015

uniqlo expands heattech line

Just in time for the cooler "ber" months and all your holiday travels.

Uniqlo has expanded their popular Heattech line with finer thread infused with camellia oil for a silkier feel against the skin.

UNIQLO - WOMEN HEATTECH SCOOP NECK SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRT UNIQLO - WOMEN HEATTECH SLEEVELESS TOP

Friday, September 25, 2015

nothing but h20's endless summer passport

Loyalty pays at Nothing But H2O! 

Introducing the Endless Summer Passport: a loyalty and frequency card that rewards loyal customers with Gift Certificates up to P1,000 with a fully stamped passport!