Sunday, November 6, 2011

My VS story

End of the season is the best time to buy stuff at a bargain price. I am known by many that I shopped name brand items. Only victoria's secret items can pass the intimate side of me. During their semi-annual sale I see to it that I can buy enough intimate items for myself.  VS underwear is a sexy statement in itself. Yes, I do wear them who doesn't?

I love their sleepwear, too bad they are pricey, I have couple of pairs from them. My husband bought them especially on occasions wherein he run out of ideas to surprise me and he knows anything from VS intimate apparel would never fail my discriminating taste!

I can't wait for the next semi-annual sale this coming December, I am sure I'll be hoarding VS stuff again!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Allu Ultimate Skin Therapy Giveaway

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

the iPad saga

I finally bought an iPad for my sister and I have to use this for now so I can get a hang of using it, then I will decide if I have to buy my own. I also bought a silicon case, I knew there are numerous accessories to fully enjoy the iPad but I will just let my sister buy it for herself.

 
I am not addicted to computer games so I did not purchase any apps. I downloaded facebook app, and a few others.

My Watch Collection

This post brought to you by Baby-G. All opinions are 100% mine.

I may be known for my shoes and purse collection but unknown to many, I also collect perfumes and watches.  One of the newest addition to my watch collection is the new Baby-G ke$ha watch with a ke$ha logo in it .  I was intrigued by Ke$sha's photo shoot when I saw the video (you can see the video below:  I was so eager to buy the Leopard Print watch.  So, I hurriedly went to Nordstrom and got my new Baby-G watch.

The head turning style of the two Casio Baby-G  ke$sha watches comes in two designs.  

1.  Red, White, Blue watch - Inspired by the american flag.  This piece shows how patriotic you can be.

2. Leopard Print - it will express the animal side of the wearer.

The above mentioned watches are available in Tourneau, Nordstrom and selected Macy's stores.    You can also see these collection at baby-g.com.  Of the two ke$ha watches, what is your favorite?  (Comment, on this post please).

 

I have to tell you that I am really glad I have a Baby-G watch and I wouldn't mind owning another one.  I am joining the Baby-G sweepstakes and I hope to win.  The contest rules  are very easy.  You too can join by doing the following:

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

How do I look?


Gen and I went shopping yesterday, I found a nice red shoes from Bebe. But I was disappointed because it does really hurt on my toes ohh well I can't get whatever I want no matter how beautiful it looks. So I just tried it on and took a picture with it.

 

So, how do I look?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What about a suit makeover?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

My husband's work requires him to wear formal attire everyday.  Part of my weekly chore is to iron his working clothes.  For special occasions, hubby has his special suits and tie.  Suits can be costly especially if it comes from a well-known brand.  I am not boasting but hubby owns a couple of good suits.  Well, we do attend parties that require us to wear formal attire and party dresses.  Every year, I make sure that hubby has a new suit because of formal events that we attend to.  Hubby only owns only one Express suit and I plan to buy him some more.  I like the quality of their suits and the price is not that bad.  I like the suit that you can see below.  This Men's Striped Wool Blend Modern Fit suit will look good on my hubby.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Shopping at West Point

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Last weekend, we had a blast as we spent it at West Point.  What makes it more fun is the fact that our favorite college football team won the game!  After the game, we spend our time shopping.  Gen, my good friend was with us so I had somebody to shop with.  Gen's husband was not able to come because he had some assignment to do in other state.  He works in the army by the way. 

Though we are in different state, Gen and I are still able to Call a friend.  We were still able to communicate through our phones.  I remember calling my sister to inform her that we won.  We always share the results of our favorite football team. 

Anyway, Gen just upgraded her phone to Android so I asked her if it was an Android on Straight Talk because I know she has been a Straight Talk user.  She told me that it was and that she is using The “All You Need Plan”  with 1,000 minutes, 1,000 texts and 30 MB of web data. She also added that should she get addicted to her Android, she might upgrade to Unlimited Monthly service.  She mentioned that it is only $45, and includes calls, text, picture messaging, and web.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shopping for MOM

When my brother got married last June, I saw my mom's photos lugging a huge purse inappropriate for the occasion. My sister and I got alarmed. Maybe the fashion savvy in us made us think that mom didn't look great with an everyday purse during a more formal gathering. I understand that fashionable clutch bag is not my mom's main concern because she has been through a lot of tough times during our growing up years. 

Anyhow, I bought clutch bags for her so she can use 'em whenever she attends a formal event like weddings and parties that requires her to dress up.  Currently I got two different designs that I think she'll be able to enjoy regardless of the color of her outfit. Fashion trend always changing,  it does not follow one single rule, not long time ago, shoes and bags should match but nowadays, it doesn't have to match rather making each piece work  together to compliment with the outfit and the attitude of the person wearing them. It does made sense to me now. I like the idea of mixing different pieces and the result creates a touch of class and hip. Unless going for a classic look, black color always go with other shades of black like cooper tone and or silver gray. Otherwise, reinventing color coordination is a must have in today's trend.

Gold clutch, this can be worn with any color of shoes and trendy printed clothes to classic & monotone dresses and the result should be an awesome combination.

Leopard print, like the gold one above this can be matched with monotone shoes & outfit. As I have said, fashion does not have to follow one single rule. This design can be used in different occasion, be it formal or semi-formal depending on the event. For formal occasions, I suggest to wear solid colors depending on your mood, because your mood is one of the basics in showing your fashion sense. For semi-formal event, like dining out or clubbing, wear your best outfit with a contrasting color of shoes like fuschia, green or even neon colors. Reinvent yourself!

I guess for my mom, she doesn't have to reinvent herself, by simply upgrading to a more sophisticated pieces. I'm sure the featured items I showed will make a big difference. I just hope she'll use them even if she's not quite into small purses. Maybe a little bit of encouragement. What you think?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dry Shampoo

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I have never heard of dry shampoo before.  From where I came from, there were lot of products and things that I have not tried but when I move here in the USA everything was so different.

Few years ago I discovered about dry shampoo.  Lately I tried using TRESemm√© Fresh Start Dry Shampoo and I love how my hair looks using this product.  It leaves my  hair with a clean and fresh scent.   Did you know that TRESemme Dry Shampoo is uniquely formulated to absorb excess oil and remove odor? 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kor water bottle

I admit when I like something and sees that the price is affordable according to my means, I will surely get it. My husband asked my why I am itching to go out today and check  those water bottles at the mall. I simply replied, I want something from there, and I can not see myself sleeping without touching it, let alone owning one. So off we went to the mall and end up frustrated because GNC doesn't carry it in their store however, they have it on their online store, my ever dependable husband said why not try other stores.. look who's talking.. he was the one who questioned me why I have to go check the item I had in mind for days.. and he wanted me to check another store??? Oh well I must've taught well  on how to shop or maybe he just wanted me to be happy and avoid crankiness throughout the night. I was initially settled of the thought that I have a coming shipment from the company itself, not just one item but four! How insane is that?

Okay here's the water bottle that I am talking about:
The set coming up on the mail are these:
Aren't they cool?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Reliable Phone

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am a confessed shopaholic.  I drive long hours with my friends just to shop. On our off days from work, we often schedule shopping trips to Atlantic City.  We spend almost all day just to shop, eat, hang out with friends and have fun.

I am lucky that my hubby doesn't complain about my shopping trips.  The only thing he requires is that I have to answer my phone whenever I am not at home.  I am glad that I have a very reliable phone that gives me great coverage wherever I am.  Whether I am inside the mall or anywhere else I can always get a great phone connectivity.

Do you have problems with your phone like drop calls, low signals and very slow internet connection?  You should check out the plans offered by Straight Talk.  They have different plans depending on your needs.  With their unlimited plan you can  call a friend , call internationally, surf the web, and anything and everything you need  from a phone.  I am not just saying this without proof.  Watch the video below of a satisfied Straight Talk customer.  You can also click the mom knows best  Straight Talk commercial and see for yourself. 

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

TV Watcher

Post contributed by Toni Jensen

If someone asked me what my favorite pastime was I would probably tell them boating or reading or something like that to make me feel more cultured. But in actuality, my favorite thing to do on a Saturday night if I?m not doing anything else is totally veg out in front of Lifetime and get invested in a corny movie. I recently got www.TvbyDIRECT.COM at home and I?ve been making up excuses so I can stay there and watch TV which is really kind of pathetic when you think about it. I know I?m a woman so I?m supposed to like Lifetime but honestly it makes me feel even more lame than if I didn?t like it! I guess it?s not that big of a deal and there are worse things I could be doing with my time but I feel like if any of my friends found out that I like to sit on the couch with a pan of brownies and a Meredith Baxter movie I would never hear the end of it!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

shopping life lives on and some random things

Though I may have not updated my shopping trips here, rest assured that I am still up for it. Because I believed that once a shopper will always be a shopper. But that does not mean I really have to buy loads of items but maybe a few. Just so you know!

Anyway, for the the record I am proud to announce to the world that I bought a new purse. Its from Louis Vuitton-- Speedy 35 in damier. Just google for pics because I am very lazy to take pictures of it. The reason why I bought it is because I told my sister that I had been working too much I need to compensate myself for doing so. Besides that, I've been nice to my folks back home since I tried to convince our father to see a doctor for a general check up to check him if there's anything that needs to be address with his health. My persistence paid off, he went to the doctor and agreed for executive check up-- he spent 2 days in the hospital diligently following every test the doctors had ordered for him. Thank God!

So, after my dad's successful hospital stay, I drove down to AC pier mall, where designer items priced from $500 and above are being displayed! hhahahah I felt like I am a wanna be Joneses! Then I decided to pick something from LV. Gen & Mel went with me too and we both shopped like we have tons of money!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Straight Talk - My Choice

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Even after living here in the USA for almost 10 years, I still keep in touch with family and friends back in the Philippines.  I call a friend  every so often.  I monitor my older parents and other siblings at all times.  Connecting with them is important to me that is why it is important for me that my phone service provides great connectivity and clear connection.  Other than that, I also like the fact that my phone service offers low international long distance rates. 

 

I find Straight Talk very satisfying.  It is a phone provider where you can get everything you need for a minimal cost.  They have flexible plans that will fit your lifestyle.  You can get their "All You Need Plan" if you are a heavy phone user.  With this plan, you will get 1,000 minutes, 1,000 texts and 30 MB of web data.  If you would prefer using your phone without the worries of over spending, you can opt for their Unlimited Plan for $45 a month.  On top of all the affordable plans that Straight Talk offers, they also offer reconditioned phones for as low as $10.00.

 

I have made a great choice with Straight Talk.  I am very happy with their service.  I am one of their many satisfied customers. 

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bruce Willis Has Serious Acting Ability

Written by Shannon Tillman

In my opinion Bruce Willis is one of the best actor's today. I recently watched his new movie Red on my www.tvbydirect.com and loved the entire movie. I've been a fan of his for years, and even before he became a huge movie star I remember my mom watching his show Moonlighting with Cybil Shepard.
I even admire how he has worked to keep a good relationship with his ex-wife and her new husband. He generally takes roles for action characters. Although, I wonder if he'll slow down a little now that he is getting older.

I've always thought Bruce Willis to be handsome, but I like that his characters are often humorous. My favorite movies are those that have both action and humor. I did enjoy his more serious role in Pulp Fiction though.

I find the craft of acting to be rather amazing because it seems so difficult to be able to transform yourself into a whole new person. You can tell those who aren't as skilled from the fact that they often play the same character movie after movie, so when someone such as Bruce Willis is able to go from John McClane in Die Hard to Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction; I have to admire that actor. I know that I'll be a huge Bruce Willis fan for many years.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

behind those shopping trips.

There's this song "if a picture paints a thousand words.....na na na da da da..." my point is not about the cheesyness that envelops the message of the song but how it relates to the numerous times I had spent shopping. I thought I am a self confessed bag-a-holic but a shoe-a-holic instead. My friend Mel told me to take a picture of all my shoes ohh well I don't want to brag about it but its kind of a relief owning quite a few...errr a lot maybe? Facebook became active last night eastern time when I posted those 3 pictures.
I haven't thought that I could accumulate this much in less than 3 years, yes you read me right 3 long years of shoes shopping and still counting and by the way, only those New Balances sneakers are my husband's all the rests are mine.




Almost all the corners you can imagine in our house, are piles of shoe boxes. When I was young I wished to have a decent pair of shoes but I just simply can't, in order to feed my altered growing up years I somehow tried to patch up those times when I barely got nothing, without even knowing that I spent too much.


If I didn't send home those used shoes, sandals, flip-flops I think I could have been buried with it. When dad was with us, he lavished me with numerous shopping trips to the shoe store. He introduced me to shop at Macy's and the rests are my own finds all over. Believe me, if manong could see all these and the prices for each pair he would surely say, that is worth a big rice field!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Relationship Advice

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I have been married for over 7 years.  Just last year, we had our church wedding in the Philippines which was a  very nice celebration attended by my family and friends.  It was very memorable.

 

My marriage life is not perfect.  We have our shares of adjustments, struggles, and arguments the same with any other couples.  Interracial marriages undergo more adjustments because we have too many things that are not common between us.  We did survive and we are enjoying our married life. 

 

After 7 years, we are still in love and happy with each other.  It still feel like we are still dating which is a good thing.  We still give each other little surprises, do something sweet for each other and such.  There are many tips on keeping your relationship fresh , once you keep your love burning, I am sure you will have a great and successful married life.  As famous writer Hill Harper said, "Relationship is difficult but it is also amazing".  You can watch his video where he talks about relationship and how important it is to have a great conversation with your partner. 

 

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TwoOfUs.org is a very informative website.  Because I believe in them, I already like their facebook page.  You should too!

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Addition to Imeldific's ward (wink)

As I have promised from my previous blog that I'm going to post pictures of my latest finds. I know I sound silly and at times bragging my stuff, please bear with me I didn't experience such luxury when I was growing up. This is my way of feeding my altered social growing up years.(read:nakuratan)


 
These are the 4 of Imeldific's new ward












Both items were purchased at Macy's by Carlos Santana. I haven't worn these yet.


Yellow--by Athena Alexander, Pink---DKNY both from Nordstrom 
I wore them twice already as I only go out after work strolling the mall or visiting friends. The weather here in NJ is crazy, one day its warm the next day is cold so spring season hasn't really sprung yet. There's no way that I can be glamorous yet freezing!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

on to shopping note

My close friends knew me as a shoe loving gal, ohh well its every woman's trait I think. For the love of shoes my closet is filled with numerous pairs of different footwear designs. Back then when I wasn't working yet, I limit myself on buying shoes, I see to it that I have the money to pay for. I saved from my weekly allowance and from the remainder of our weekly household budget. Now that I am working, I splurge, everytime I see a nice looking pair I would never think twice.

During my days off, I am frequent to the mall, Macy's and Nordstrom are my favorite places to shop. I also shop at my favorite boutiques like Guess by Marciano, Bebe, BCBG, CK, Ann Taylor... to name a few. I am more of a shoe and purse, unlike J my closest friend, she is more of jewelries and watches. Majority of my frequent purchases recently are shoes and dresses. I wear them few times and send back home when I felt tired of the item. Purse is different I keep them except the coach handbags which I already outgrew, I only kept 2 handbags for sentimental reasons. I once mentioned to my sister that coach no longer entice me. As a matter of fact she asked my first Marc Jacob purchase but I refused because it was the last item of its kind. I told her if she wants me to buy a different one but she don't want rather asked me to buy an Ipad  which I agreed but not right away.

Right now I am saving for my dream handbag as it costs my entire month's pay. I'll buy it for my birthday. Since I had been working a lot lately I bought quite few interesting pieces which deserve another blog entry with pictures of course.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Gift for my Sister

I have not seen my sister who lives in a different state for over 2 years now.  I haven't visited her despite the fact that she and her family have visited us twice already.  I do miss them especially my little niece who talks a lot with me in the phone.  I guess she got our genes (we talk so much).

The last time my sister was here, we spend most of our days going to the mall.  We are both certified shopaholics.  We went to different stores and look for their sale items and we looked for best deals that we can buy on clothes, shoes and purses. 

Shopping with my sister is not possible right now unless it is online shopping.  I sent her the website of Bluefly because I want her to choose a pair of BCBG shoes.  I want to buy her a pair of shoes of her choice for her birthday.  You see she will be celebrating her birthday in the next few weeks and I want to buy something nice for her.  I am sure that she won't say no to bcbg as this is one of her favorite brands. 

I wish she would choose one of these because I think she will look good on any of these.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Imeldific shopping madness

Yes, friends and enemies I went out shopping with my gf/co-worker Janice and I splurge big time! I spent most of my shopping day with shoes not just 1 or 2 pairs but let sayyy a lot. Actually I shopped twice this week and yes both days were shoe shopping. Don't worry folks I bought 3 of them on sale.
 

bought this on retail less 30% coupon, since I don't have brown sandals and I'm so in-love of  the style. It also fits so perfectly.

The cheapest of the bunch, $16.50 less 20%, do the math.

Originally, this is almost $200, but was on sale for $34.50 less 20%, again do the math.

bought this on retail price less 30% coupon.

Originally $198 less 75% and 20% coupon, Do the math!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Can't Wait to Shop for Baby Things

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CryoCell International. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love shopping and every time I shop, I can't help but take a look at those cute baby things.  I may sound desperate but I really wanted to have a baby now.  I am not getting any younger, and the older I get the less the chances that I will get pregnant.

I am not yet pregnant yet I have already visited the websites of Cryo Cell.  I visited www.Cryo-Cell.com  and www.Cryo-Cell.net .  I am now very familiar with the benefits of cord blood banking and I am considering this idea.

Motherhood is a dream and I believe that I will be a great mom and my hubby will be a great dad.  I hope that we will be blessed with a baby soon.  I know that raising a child is not easy yet, with the help of my family and through reading online articles about pregnancy and raising a child I am sure that I will be able to do it.

 

   

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fun Time: Superbowl XLV

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TABASCO® Original Red. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you excited as I am this coming Sunday?  Who will not be excited as Superbowl is one of the most watched event in television.  You can't imagine how many millions of fans will be sitting in front of their TVs on that day.  I can hardly wait.

I promised my friends that I will host a party for the Superbowl.  So, coming Sunday our house will be full of people who will be cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers!  As for the food and drinks, expect it to be more than anyone can handle.  One friend will bring different pizzas and I will also be preparing a lot of food both American and Filipino dishes.  Of course, the food we will be eating won't be perfect without our all time favorite in the side - the TABASCO® Original Red.  A dash or two of this sauce will make our food perfect.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

scrub shopping

I bought couple pairs of scrub suits for work. I was literally on shopping mode yesterday. I spent atleast $48 bucks each pair. I've seen inexpensive scrubs but too bland...too boring which I can't see myself wearing those. The shopping whore in me kicks in to my senses.

Take a look at my stylish scrubs!
Pic1 (got 1 pair each green & blue)

Pic2 ( got gray & navy blue on the bottom images)





images courtesy from google image search from pic1 and pic2 here

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 fashion trends

Fashion styles always come and go. For 2011 fashion color highlights the floral colors, those which are themed as "uplifting" and "soften, energize, and excite." Since 2010 was the year of financial woes, thus the color trends for 2011 has to do with positivity and vibrancy.


Here's the color palette for 2011 fashion inspiration


Winter/Spring styles are mostly in monotone highlighting whites as its main color

Vera Wang's 2011 Wedding dress styles

Spring/Summer trends

Though fashion changes every season, you don't have to do what the fashion experts are saying. The best fashion trend a person has to carry is oneself and that's the ultimate fashion sense. Regardless what the people say its yourself that has to project your true statement of fashion. Each individual has his own favorite trend that will last a lifetime. Just be comfortable with yourself and you're good to go. And remember, following the whole new trend doesn't work with everybody, just pick up one or two pieces to add up to your classic fashion style I'm sure it can go a long way. One more thing be yourself!