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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Hurry, join the sweepstakes now.  Visit the Express website and look how nice looking their suits are and please do comment on this post and tell me what's your favorite suit and why.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Shopping at West Point

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

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.

Based on how Gen describes her phone service, I know that it is a good one.  I think she got the best Hook, line and sinker deal when it comes to phone service as it provides her with great coverage at a price that is unbeatable. 

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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

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

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? 

Anyway, have you tried using a TRESemme Dry shampoo?  You should try it because they are considered Top Hair Products for School . You can try their Strengthening Dry Shampoo, or the Volumizing Dry Shampoo or Smoothing Dry Shampoo or Moisturizing Waterless Foam Shampoo.  In case you are not familiar on how to use this, you should watch the video below.  This video is a tutorial on how to use The TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo properly. 

 

In order to get the best result from TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo remember the following tips:

  • Shake vigorously before use and in between spray bursts.
  • Lift sections of dry hair and spray lightly at roots.
  • Spray in short bursts, holding 8-12 inches from head.
  • Don’t spray it like hair spray
  • Leave in for 1-2 minutes.
  • Use fingertips or a brush to distribute product evenly

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