top 3 online stores for spreading the cost on home furniture

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Buying new furniture for the home? 

208394
If you wish to finance and spread the cost, shopping via a catalogue is a simple way to do this. 
But, which catalogues have the best deals, financing offers, and furniture you want? 

 These are three of the top UK catalogues which you should consider, when you wish to finance the purchase of your furniture. 

roxy get crafty

roxy get crafty
roxy get crafty
Live a DIY dream.

Join the #RoxyGetCrafty workshop on JULY 4, 2015 at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5 and learn cool craft skills courtesy of #CraftMNL! 
You'll also get the chance to bring home a custom-designed surfboard or cruiser from #RoxyPH.
Entry is free (40 slots) with every minimum purchase worth Php3,500 at any of the following #Bratpack stores: Gateway, Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 5, MarQuee Mall, Fairview Terraces, Eastwood, One Archers Place, Robinsons Magnolia, SM The Block, and Robinsons Galleria from May 4 to June 20, 2015.*
*Valid on single or accumulated receipts inclusive of a Roxy backpack. 

renovation diaries 2: peacock headboards and custom paint colors

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I have this vintage rattan peacock headboard that first belonged to my ninang (godmother) when she was still single that was later handed down to me for my bedroom when I  turned 12. It's part of a complete set that I lugged from my grandparent's house to our condo when I transferred because I really love the look of it and I also wanted to continue the tradition and pass it on to Nikola next.

turquoise peacock headboard
painted rattan headboard

what i would've worn to prom

Monday, May 25, 2015

Have you noticed my blog has been all about home stuff, diy's and renovations lately? Once the work at home is done, I plan to get an overhaul myself. I'm in dire need of a facial, waxing services, massage, etc. In other words, as many pampering services as I can get. I also miss dressing up, style and fashion blogging.

That's why during some downtime spent surfing the web yesterday, I began daydreaming of what I might have worn to prom years ago when I accidentally stumbled upon an online dress shopping site called Top Wedding.

You see, back in high school, I was a big tomboy and dresses weren't really at the top of my list. I ended up wearing a bottle green velvet number that some designer guy did for me with almost zero input from my side. I let him measure me and do al the work.

That's also why I pretty much burned all remaining photo evidences of that day. (haha)

So if I was to go to prom again, I would probably pick out a black gown, or if that's too mature and sophisticated, maybe a navy blue dress instead like this one here: http://tinyurl.com/ltdd2gx.

Midnight-Blue-Sweetheart-Chiffon-Bridesmaid-Dress-with-Lace-Up-Back
navy blue prom dress

TOYOTA VIOS CUP 2 CEBU DAY 2 - RACE DAY!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

What makes a race exciting?

For me, it's definitely the level of competitiveness between racers. 

Much to my surprise, the 2nd leg of the Toyota Vios Cup  Cebu  was definitely not lacking in excitement.

Old rivalries were reignited, some bumpers were torn off cars and someone even had the guts to bump into Toyota's Japanese president.

VIOS CUP CEBU 

toyota vios cup 2 cebu day 1 - qualifying

Friday, May 22, 2015

I took a break from all the home renovations and spent last weekend in Cebu.

Crazy as it may sound to leave your workers midway into their job but I just couldn't resist the invitation to visit Cebu. It was going to be my first time and I was also flying to cover the 2nd Vios Cup. Those who know me well know that I can never resist a good race.

I left Manila early Saturday morning and arrived in Cebu around 9am.

vios cup cebu
toyota vios cup cebu

how to paint wood parquet floor

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

If you're looking for a fairly stress-free and affordable way to update your current floor, why not paint it?

There aren't many online resources with info for painting floors in our country to I decided to write one for your convenience. I included a shopping list, steps and tips as well. Hope this helps!

"Read More" to check it out. ☺

PAINTED BLACK WOOD FLOOR
how to paint wood floor

RENOVATION DIARIES: DAY 1 & WHAT TO EXPECT

Friday, May 15, 2015

I have always been interested in interior design. Back when I was still living with my mom, we would re-paint our bedrooms with different colors almost every year. That was more than 10 years ago. During that period, paint colors were very limited and we would have to mix our own tints with a latex base to achieve the specific colors we wanted.

So I'm no newbie, but this was my first time to tackle a renovation that covered an entire home.

I felt confident but turns out I was not prepared.

So what to expect during a home renovation? The worst.

Also, don't drink the night before your first day. :P

INDUSTRIAL SHELVES
industrial shelves

watsons celebrity switch

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I went shopping last week with Tessa Prieto-Valdez. Let me just say, she is such a great sales talker!

Long story short, I ended up with more than I intended. hahaha

WATSONS CELEBRITY SWITCH AND SAVE
tessa prieto

Quick and Easy Gift Ideas

Does the pace of life pick up for you in spring and summer? With the warm weather comes activities such as vacations, sports events, weekend entertaining, parties and a multitude of other activities that you don't want to miss out on. Some of those events, such as birthday parties, bridal showers and graduation require that you arrive with a gift. With all of the fun things going on, you might actually forget to shop for those gifts. What you need is a go-to site that offers fast service and a diverse assortment of gifts for all occasions. 

nikola the triple threat + giveaway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Is your child a triple threat? ☺

I don't mean the kulit side....destroyer, endless questions about things you aren't ready to discuss yet, climbing everything 'til you're on the verge of a heart attack...I'm sure you can all relate to those.

Sometimes annoying and yet still endearing when you look back.

But that's not what I'm talking about.

I'm encouraging you to focus on the positive this time...
(although maybe not as funny and exciting. haha)

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE
progress pre-school gold i choose promo

blue and white summer trend

Friday, May 8, 2015

I'm sorry if I haven't been updating my blog lately as often as I should. We just started renovating our house and life has been crazy. I can't even find my shoes...

I am not a seasoned "renovator"?! Haha :P This is the first time we've ever undergone a project as big as this and we both didn't know what to expect.

It all started with a simple plan to repaint our home one room at a time...

SARAH TIRONA 2015
summer fashion 2015

Keep Sleeping Simple: Minimalist Bedding

For people who like to live minimally, burdened by few possessions, furniture presents the biggest roadblock to getting the lifestyle they want while still inhabiting a livable, enjoyable space. Convertible furniture like modular sofas or futons help provide solutions through multiple uses, while items like beanbag chairs are versatile and can fit in plenty of spaces where conventional furniture may not. But at the end of the day, we need to get sleep, and for most people, that comes in the form of a mattress.

minimalist bedding

TOMS ART OF GIVING SILENT AUCTION

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

We're all familiar with TOMS noble One For One movement by now.

In the spirit of generosity and their unwavering commitment to help improve lives, TOMS is giving us another chance to do our part to better the lives of others with a Silent Auction aptly called "The Art Of Giving".

TOMS ART OF GIVING
TOMS ART OF GIVING

prepare your skin for summer

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

We're currently at the peak of summer's hottest period so I thought it would be a great idea to share some tips on how to help you prep your skin for the season. 

Let's begin with ACNE. The warm weather causes our oil glands to be more active and prone to blemishes. To prevent breakouts from happening, choose a "double duty" face cream with a matte finish. This allows you to moisturize and enjoy a flawless complexion without piling on tons of heavy product on your skin that might end up clogging your pores.

SKIN WHITE ADVANCED REVIEW
skinwhite advanced whitening lotion

my gold opens in sm makati

How much are you willing to pay for a pair of diamond + gold studded earrings? 

A true everyday classic that never goes out of style. P40,000? P100,000? 

What if I told you that you can own a pair for only P1,800?

Yup!

Not exactly real diamonds but high quality cubic zirconia set in 14k Italian gold. Still not bad right?

After all, as The Little Black Book Of Style says,  diamond earrings are a must have in every girl's closet wether fake or real doesn't really matter.

These studs by My Gold are the perfect happy medium.

And these aren't the only affordable pieces I came across during the opening of their newest boutique in SM Makati...

cheap authentic diamond earrings
discount diamonds

Encourage Skin Care with Various Sunscreen Sizes

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dermatologists often suggest that everyone should wear sunscreen when outdoors for long periods, even if it's cloudy outside. The sun's damaging ultraviolet rays cause burns and skin cancer in severe cases. Whether you're a parent or business owner, offering sunscreen in the right container size only encourages consistent use and overall skin health.

sm parisian summer 2015 collection

Friday, May 1, 2015

I don't really like spending much for trendy pieces but I also understand that these are essential for updating my style.

The average life span of a trendy accessory usually lasts anywhere between 6-12 months and then it's time to move to the next hottest thing.

That is one of the many reasons why I never get tired to of shopping at SM Parisian.

You can always rely on them to deliver fresh new styles at really affordable price points.

Especially this Summer 2015.

It's hard to pick a favorite from their new collection since there are so many noteworthy pieces and even a few gorgeous classics thrown into the mix.

See for yourself when you click "read more".

savoy watches opens their first store in the philippines

I'm not sure if your recall but I mentioned something about Savoy Watches in this ootd post?

Well, if this rose gold beauty piqued your fancy, here's more about this new "affordable luxury" watch brand and their first store in Manila.

SAVOY WATCHES
savoy watch philippines

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

top 3 online stores for spreading the cost on home furniture

Buying new furniture for the home? 

208394
If you wish to finance and spread the cost, shopping via a catalogue is a simple way to do this. 
But, which catalogues have the best deals, financing offers, and furniture you want? 

 These are three of the top UK catalogues which you should consider, when you wish to finance the purchase of your furniture. 

roxy get crafty

roxy get crafty
roxy get crafty
Live a DIY dream.

Join the #RoxyGetCrafty workshop on JULY 4, 2015 at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5 and learn cool craft skills courtesy of #CraftMNL! 
You'll also get the chance to bring home a custom-designed surfboard or cruiser from #RoxyPH.
Entry is free (40 slots) with every minimum purchase worth Php3,500 at any of the following #Bratpack stores: Gateway, Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 5, MarQuee Mall, Fairview Terraces, Eastwood, One Archers Place, Robinsons Magnolia, SM The Block, and Robinsons Galleria from May 4 to June 20, 2015.*
*Valid on single or accumulated receipts inclusive of a Roxy backpack. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

renovation diaries 2: peacock headboards and custom paint colors

I have this vintage rattan peacock headboard that first belonged to my ninang (godmother) when she was still single that was later handed down to me for my bedroom when I  turned 12. It's part of a complete set that I lugged from my grandparent's house to our condo when I transferred because I really love the look of it and I also wanted to continue the tradition and pass it on to Nikola next.

turquoise peacock headboard
painted rattan headboard

Monday, May 25, 2015

what i would've worn to prom

Have you noticed my blog has been all about home stuff, diy's and renovations lately? Once the work at home is done, I plan to get an overhaul myself. I'm in dire need of a facial, waxing services, massage, etc. In other words, as many pampering services as I can get. I also miss dressing up, style and fashion blogging.

That's why during some downtime spent surfing the web yesterday, I began daydreaming of what I might have worn to prom years ago when I accidentally stumbled upon an online dress shopping site called Top Wedding.

You see, back in high school, I was a big tomboy and dresses weren't really at the top of my list. I ended up wearing a bottle green velvet number that some designer guy did for me with almost zero input from my side. I let him measure me and do al the work.

That's also why I pretty much burned all remaining photo evidences of that day. (haha)

So if I was to go to prom again, I would probably pick out a black gown, or if that's too mature and sophisticated, maybe a navy blue dress instead like this one here: http://tinyurl.com/ltdd2gx.

Midnight-Blue-Sweetheart-Chiffon-Bridesmaid-Dress-with-Lace-Up-Back
navy blue prom dress

Saturday, May 23, 2015

TOYOTA VIOS CUP 2 CEBU DAY 2 - RACE DAY!

What makes a race exciting?

For me, it's definitely the level of competitiveness between racers. 

Much to my surprise, the 2nd leg of the Toyota Vios Cup  Cebu  was definitely not lacking in excitement.

Old rivalries were reignited, some bumpers were torn off cars and someone even had the guts to bump into Toyota's Japanese president.

VIOS CUP CEBU 

Friday, May 22, 2015

toyota vios cup 2 cebu day 1 - qualifying

I took a break from all the home renovations and spent last weekend in Cebu.

Crazy as it may sound to leave your workers midway into their job but I just couldn't resist the invitation to visit Cebu. It was going to be my first time and I was also flying to cover the 2nd Vios Cup. Those who know me well know that I can never resist a good race.

I left Manila early Saturday morning and arrived in Cebu around 9am.

vios cup cebu
toyota vios cup cebu

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

how to paint wood parquet floor

If you're looking for a fairly stress-free and affordable way to update your current floor, why not paint it?

There aren't many online resources with info for painting floors in our country to I decided to write one for your convenience. I included a shopping list, steps and tips as well. Hope this helps!

"Read More" to check it out. ☺

PAINTED BLACK WOOD FLOOR
how to paint wood floor

Friday, May 15, 2015

RENOVATION DIARIES: DAY 1 & WHAT TO EXPECT

I have always been interested in interior design. Back when I was still living with my mom, we would re-paint our bedrooms with different colors almost every year. That was more than 10 years ago. During that period, paint colors were very limited and we would have to mix our own tints with a latex base to achieve the specific colors we wanted.

So I'm no newbie, but this was my first time to tackle a renovation that covered an entire home.

I felt confident but turns out I was not prepared.

So what to expect during a home renovation? The worst.

Also, don't drink the night before your first day. :P

INDUSTRIAL SHELVES
industrial shelves

Thursday, May 14, 2015

watsons celebrity switch

I went shopping last week with Tessa Prieto-Valdez. Let me just say, she is such a great sales talker!

Long story short, I ended up with more than I intended. hahaha

WATSONS CELEBRITY SWITCH AND SAVE
tessa prieto

Quick and Easy Gift Ideas

Does the pace of life pick up for you in spring and summer? With the warm weather comes activities such as vacations, sports events, weekend entertaining, parties and a multitude of other activities that you don't want to miss out on. Some of those events, such as birthday parties, bridal showers and graduation require that you arrive with a gift. With all of the fun things going on, you might actually forget to shop for those gifts. What you need is a go-to site that offers fast service and a diverse assortment of gifts for all occasions. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

nikola the triple threat + giveaway

Is your child a triple threat? ☺

I don't mean the kulit side....destroyer, endless questions about things you aren't ready to discuss yet, climbing everything 'til you're on the verge of a heart attack...I'm sure you can all relate to those.

Sometimes annoying and yet still endearing when you look back.

But that's not what I'm talking about.

I'm encouraging you to focus on the positive this time...
(although maybe not as funny and exciting. haha)

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE
progress pre-school gold i choose promo

Friday, May 8, 2015

blue and white summer trend

I'm sorry if I haven't been updating my blog lately as often as I should. We just started renovating our house and life has been crazy. I can't even find my shoes...

I am not a seasoned "renovator"?! Haha :P This is the first time we've ever undergone a project as big as this and we both didn't know what to expect.

It all started with a simple plan to repaint our home one room at a time...

SARAH TIRONA 2015
summer fashion 2015

Keep Sleeping Simple: Minimalist Bedding

For people who like to live minimally, burdened by few possessions, furniture presents the biggest roadblock to getting the lifestyle they want while still inhabiting a livable, enjoyable space. Convertible furniture like modular sofas or futons help provide solutions through multiple uses, while items like beanbag chairs are versatile and can fit in plenty of spaces where conventional furniture may not. But at the end of the day, we need to get sleep, and for most people, that comes in the form of a mattress.

minimalist bedding

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

TOMS ART OF GIVING SILENT AUCTION

We're all familiar with TOMS noble One For One movement by now.

In the spirit of generosity and their unwavering commitment to help improve lives, TOMS is giving us another chance to do our part to better the lives of others with a Silent Auction aptly called "The Art Of Giving".

TOMS ART OF GIVING
TOMS ART OF GIVING

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

prepare your skin for summer

We're currently at the peak of summer's hottest period so I thought it would be a great idea to share some tips on how to help you prep your skin for the season. 

Let's begin with ACNE. The warm weather causes our oil glands to be more active and prone to blemishes. To prevent breakouts from happening, choose a "double duty" face cream with a matte finish. This allows you to moisturize and enjoy a flawless complexion without piling on tons of heavy product on your skin that might end up clogging your pores.

SKIN WHITE ADVANCED REVIEW
skinwhite advanced whitening lotion

my gold opens in sm makati

How much are you willing to pay for a pair of diamond + gold studded earrings? 

A true everyday classic that never goes out of style. P40,000? P100,000? 

What if I told you that you can own a pair for only P1,800?

Yup!

Not exactly real diamonds but high quality cubic zirconia set in 14k Italian gold. Still not bad right?

After all, as The Little Black Book Of Style says,  diamond earrings are a must have in every girl's closet wether fake or real doesn't really matter.

These studs by My Gold are the perfect happy medium.

And these aren't the only affordable pieces I came across during the opening of their newest boutique in SM Makati...

cheap authentic diamond earrings
discount diamonds

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Encourage Skin Care with Various Sunscreen Sizes

Dermatologists often suggest that everyone should wear sunscreen when outdoors for long periods, even if it's cloudy outside. The sun's damaging ultraviolet rays cause burns and skin cancer in severe cases. Whether you're a parent or business owner, offering sunscreen in the right container size only encourages consistent use and overall skin health.

Friday, May 1, 2015

sm parisian summer 2015 collection

I don't really like spending much for trendy pieces but I also understand that these are essential for updating my style.

The average life span of a trendy accessory usually lasts anywhere between 6-12 months and then it's time to move to the next hottest thing.

That is one of the many reasons why I never get tired to of shopping at SM Parisian.

You can always rely on them to deliver fresh new styles at really affordable price points.

Especially this Summer 2015.

It's hard to pick a favorite from their new collection since there are so many noteworthy pieces and even a few gorgeous classics thrown into the mix.

See for yourself when you click "read more".

savoy watches opens their first store in the philippines

I'm not sure if your recall but I mentioned something about Savoy Watches in this ootd post?

Well, if this rose gold beauty piqued your fancy, here's more about this new "affordable luxury" watch brand and their first store in Manila.

SAVOY WATCHES
savoy watch philippines