5 Gift Ideas for Men this Christmas

Monday, November 23, 2015

     And it's thirty days to go before Christmas, I'm still narrowing down the list of things that men, including my brothers, brother-in-laws, father, and my husband would love to receive this Christmas. Since I only have a month left, I need to look for alternatives that will make shopping for gifts hassle-free this yuletide season.

     The most convenient way of shopping for me now is online shopping. I can sit back, relax, and enjoy while shopping at the comforts of our home. So before I go online shopping for the remaining days and weeks, I want to share with you the gift ideas that I have in mind so that you will not worry and have second thoughts on what to buy online. Scroll down, please!
5 Gift Ideas for Men this Christmas
     There are so many online stores that offer huge discounts and other promotions. I've been visiting several online shops last week and found five items that I'm sure will make the receiver happy and special once you give him one of these on the 25th!

1. Watch

     I think it's a no brainer that men's most favorite accessories of all time are watches. This kind of accessory makes their outfit complete. Whatever kind of outfit they wear, a watch is an important part of it. I was looking for a unique and trendy style of watches online and found one in my favorite online shop- ZALORA.
5 Gift Ideas for Men this Christmas
     Zalora's been a favorite online shopping destination. I've bought a few items from them in the past and I love the smooth transaction and fast shipping. Check out this gorgeous watch collection from Valentino at ZALORA. I was amazed that they're offering this brand now. Lots of styles and collection especially for men plus some of the items have discounts too. The photos above are my favorites from the collection. These are affordable watches that have unique and elegant designs.

2. Perfume

     Another gift item that men would love to receive based on my experience with the males in the family. They were excited when a random family friend gave them colognes and perfumes when they arrived from overseas last year. There are so many perfume brands in the market today so finding the right scent will be a little tricky but easy. Most guys prefer aquatic and musky scent. To make sure that you'll be giving the right scent for him, you can ask them a random question about perfumes and what they like. For sue they'll e surprised to receive a bottle on Christmas day. Hubby's current fave are Burberry Brit Splash and Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme
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3. Sling Bag

     This fashion item is becoming a favorite and a must-have for men these days. If my memory serves me right, some men prefer not to bring a small bag when strolling at the mall or grocery shopping with the family. They just want to keep their wallet inside their pocket and hold their mobile phones. But today, I've seen men sporting sling bags in different sizes and shapes. Hubby received a sling bag last year that's been used and abused already. 
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4. Shoes

     This gift item can be a bit expensive from the rest on the list but once received, a big smile on their faces will be seen. Who doesn't want to have a new pair of kicks this Christmas, right? Give them a new pair of Jordan shoes to add to their collection or let them change their style a bit and an Adidas Stan Smith will do the trick.
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5. Wallet

     This prolly one of the basics but giving him a wallet will instill a habit of saving money. One of my bothers don't own a decent wallet before and he is complaining that there were times he forgot where he put his bills. I discovered that he only owns a small coin purse and don't mind having a wallet. He insisted that as long there's a coin purse, there's a place for paper bills. Fast forward today, he realized that a foldable wallet is important. It's not only for money, some of his important identification cards can be placed inside too. He was able to save money too because once he placed a paper bill inside, he's thinking twice whether to spend it or not especially if the paper bills are new.
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     That's it, hope you find inspiration on my list. It's not difficult to find these items on line and I'm sure you'll find one of the products I've mentioned above. Always remember that it's not the price tag that matters, what's important is the joy that you give in giving. The thought always counts! Happy shopping, dearies!

Will you consider one item that I listed above? Comment your thoughts below :)

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ShopBack Philippines- Shop with Rewards Online!

Friday, July 10, 2015

     Shopping online made our lives comfortable. We can do our shopping at the comforts of our home without the hassles of bulky shopping bags and hassles of travel time. Online shopping online requires our smartphones, desktops, and laptops using our eyes and fingers just one click here and there and yay, we've just had our shopping in as easy as 1-2-3!

     I know some of  you prefer this kind of shopping. There are so many online stores nowadays with all the discounts and deals being offered, who can resists right? But wait; there are more incredible things online shopping has to offer. Recently, an online shopping deal site just landed here in our country and this is the first site that offers rewards online. Raise your hands if you love shopping and receiving rewards :) Now, you can shop till you drop and earn points. Amazing! This time online shopping is made more fun, exciting, and rewarding. I want to introduce to you    
Feature: ShopBack Philippines is a cashback site. They basically pay consumers to shop online, and the payments come in the form of savings for them! They've already established themselves in Singapore and Malaysia and now here in the Philippines. Since most of us love shopping online, will reward us every time we shop from their merchant stores. Yay for shopping with rewards right? Shopping online has never been this good!

How ShopBack works?
  • When you go to, you'll see a list of merchant stores that they have like Zalora  and ASOS.
  • Online shoppers would simply just click through ShopBack their preferred online store and shop online as per normal. After making their purchase, cashback would be awarded to their ShopBack account, which can be cashed out to their bank account or PayPal. How amazing is that?
  • You shop online and get rewarded with cash, amazing right?!
Feature: ShopBack Philippines
Top Deals of the Day
     Since I'm a beauty and fashion enthusiast, I'm happy to see that they've put together the best collection of beauty and fashion shops. This will give you and me the best fashion shopping experience online. By featuring the top discount from the likes of ASOS, ZALORA and Lazada, they ensure that we're getting the best promo on all our fashion buys online. They've gotten the biggest discount codes, discount vouchers and promo codes and put them together onto ShopBack Philippines so that you get access to the biggest discounts for fashion
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Trending stores

     This means that online shopping is made cheaper with ShopBack Philippines. They bring you the latest discount code, discount voucher, and discount coupon for all your online shopping promos. Whether you're looking to get more clothes, more beauty products, more electronics or more gifts, online shopping with ShopBack Philippines is the way to go. What are you waiting for? Start shopping with ShopBack today.

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5 Makeup Hacks You Never Thought About

Monday, March 23, 2015

     Craving to carry an enigmatic look? Well, to start with, let’s have a brief look at how our makeup industry transformed with those innocent and innovative hacks. It’s been thousands of years that Egyptians made use of aromatic oils to soften their skin soft and cover body odours. Imagine what you call them today! They are popular as moisturizers and deodorants.

     Around 600 decades back, Egyptians daubed kohl around their eyes and today they have come to be known as eye liners.

     Going in the same line, the people of China around 1000 years back coloured their nails with something that is a melange of egg, gum, gum Arabic, gelatine and beeswax. Guess what we call them today? They are the stunning, glossy and colourful nail polish. 

     Further down the timeline, Japanese used rice powder to waxen their faces. Today, you call that loose powder. 

     Aren’t they cool and smart? Wait a moment before you arrive to a conclusion. With loud popularity of the Internet, this present generation has discovered some crazy, off-beat and alluring make-up hacks that you can attempt at home. Here, steal a look at the 5 most surprising make up hacks.
5 Makeup Hacks You Never Thought About

Various Giveaway Winnings + COM

Thursday, October 11, 2012

     Joining giveaways has been very exciting for me. I won numerous prizes from beauty products, skin care, clothing, and food gift certificates. I received different size of packages from small to medium pouch. Some prizes that I won were claimed directly from the person who hosted the giveaway or the office of the company giving the prize/s. Months ago, I received a big package and it's my first time to win a pair of shoes. 

Dance to the Beat of Your Dream Giveaway

Lulu Swing Shoes in Sway Pale Blue
     I can't believed that I was chosen as the Commenter of the Month from Ana Gonzales' Blog: The Fashionista Commuter. I really really love Ana's Blog! Her stories are the best :D I'm happy that I already met her twice. She's very humble and generous because this Manel's Passport Holder also includes discount coupons from Zalora, VNC and Beyond Yoga.

Manels x Fashionista Commuter Passport Holder + Discount coupons
     Another addition to GC collection came from Bee. She just celebrated her birthday last September and her blog's 1st year anniversary. As a treat to her readers and followers, she hosted this giveaway:

Drinks are on me
300 php worth of gift certificates from Starbucks :D
     Yay! I can't wait to use my new pair of flats from Lulu Swing. Meanwhile, I'll be renewing my passport this month so my new passport holder will just have to wait for a while. I'll be attending a makeup workshop tomorrow and it's scheduled 10 am so I think this is the best time to use my Starbucks GCs. 

     Thank you very much ladies for these prizes :) I also want to thank Lulu Swing Shoes, Manels, ZaloraPH, VNC, Beyond Yoga and Starbucks.

     For more update, like them on Facebook and follow on Twitter: Lulu Swing Shoes, @lulu_swing; Manels, @marksig_manels; ZaloraPH, @ZALORAPH; VNC, Beyond Yoga and Starbucks Philippines

     Follow these blogs for your daily dose of beauty, skin care, fashion and random thoughts:
Behind the Bumbleebee Glasses, The Fashionista Commuter and Before I Turn 25

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Skin Care Hauls+ My First Zalora Purchase

Thursday, August 30, 2012

     How's everyone? I miss you guys! :D Finally I'm back to regular programming after being MIA. I'm already getting used to my father's situation and I'm very thankful to those who prayed for me and my dad. Thank you Lord for giving us patience and strength to cope with the obstacles that we're facing now.

     This is another overdue post but I know it's worth sharing since I'm adding a new skin care product to my regimen. If you follow me on twitter, I mentioned in my tweets weeks ago that I'm suffering from acne breakouts. Maybe it's because of stress or some hormonal changes in my body. I didn't changed my skin care routine for more than months now so I really don't know the culprit behind those red and nasty zits. I'm tired of just letting it go- my pimple per se. I usually ignore a pimple or two before but they left my face with dark spots/marks. So I decided to look for a budget friendly pimple spot treatment to lessen irritation and post acne marks. After reading reviews and comparing one product from another, I decided to gave these zit zappers a try plus I restocked on Maybelline Make Up Remover (Eye and Lip) and Purederm Make Up Cleansing Tissues.
Celeteque Acne Solutions Acne Spot Corrector Gel
Maybelline Make Up Remover Eye and Lip
Quick FX Pimple Eraser
Purederm Makeup Cleansing Tissues
     Maybe you're already familiar with Celeteque's Acne Solution line and I guess most of you have tried this pimple treatment. I will say my thoughts about this zit zapper soon. If you're wondering what Quick FX Pimple Eraser is, then wait for my review :D This pimple eraser promises to lighten pimple marks and prevent new pimples from popping up. Been using this for a week now and haven't seen any drastic changes on the intensity of the pigmentation. I will update you guys once I've seen some lightening on my dark spots. 

     Anyhoo, Yay to my first Zalora purchase!!! My eyes are glued on this loafers months ago but quite hesitant to buy this online because I'm afraid that it won't give me a nice fit. I'm not sure if I'm a size 8 or 9 which always happens when I'm buying a new pair of shoes on the store itself. 
Tomato Loafers
Tomato Loafers
     Sooo happy with my first purchase! Will definitely buy my next pair at Zalora again :D Another outfit post soon?! Thanks for visiting my blog dearies! Don't forget to join my 1st Year Anniversary Giveaway here:

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