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Bespoke Your Ni QUA: Get a Chance To Win Your Own! ;)

Have you ever wondered what Bespoked meant? Well, I have. Probably because I’m not really all that fancy with words so I looked it up. And apparently, it just meant “made to order”. AHA! okaaay. :)

It’s very rare that you get the chance to have a made-to-order bag, right? And Ni Qua is giving you a chance to have your very own bag in the design that you would like. Check it out here.

Patty Laurel Filart

My ultimate favorite is the one by Patty Laurel-Filart.

And this one by Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio.

 

Rica Peralejo BonifacioI probably really love the contrast.

Here are the things that you can change:

What You Can Change

And here are the swatches. :)

Swatches

So, if I had the chance to design my own. It would be D for the Body. Side 1 and Side 2 would be L. And the handle would be Blue (J). With a KMP Monogram! <3 But that’s just me because I like colorful stuff. And those colors are the things that I will be able to use everyday. :) For work, for jeans, etc. :)

And because I love you guys soo much,

You will get a change to win a Free Bespoke NiQua Manico Mini w/ Strap and design time with YOU! :)

Just do the following things:
1.) Follow @niquashop in Instagram/Facebook/Twitter
2.) Grab one of the Bespoke Your Niqua Photos on their website (just like the one I posted)
3.) Post on Instagram the Bespoke NiQuA photo and tell us your peg when uou design your own Bespoke ur Niqua
4.) Use the following hashtag #bespokeurniqua and tag @niquashop
Promo duration will be from: November 5-15. And winners will be announced on November 17 (my birthday, don’t forget to greet me okay? ;) )

Good luck loves! :)

 

Noel Bazaar 2014 Series and Other Updates… :)

Hello!

I’ve been soo busy for the past few weeks. But here are some quick updates about the happenings in my life… :)

Update #1: I already got my personalized BDJ Planner! :) Yay. I’m back to using BDJ already and I plan to really make my planner this coming 2015 really, really nice. As in decorated and all. I hope I have time. But I’m more positive about 2015 that I will have more time to focus on my life. New role starting next week. New life. Back to being normal again. A new start. Excited. :)

BDJ Power Planner

Update #2: I took a Personality Test that my friend sent me. It seems like I am a mixed of Perfect Melancholy and Peaceful Phlegmatic. According that I am the following:

  • Perfectionist
  • Introverted
  • Sensitive
  • Submissive
  • Indecisive
  • Calm

However, when I look through all of these descriptions, I don’t necessarily believe that these are accurate. First of all, I don’t think I am a perfectionist because I really do things haphazardly and I do things really fast and I don’t even look back and re-do it. For as long as I finish something that’s it.

Also, I’m not CALM. I am usually stressed (I TRY to be calm but I am not inherently calm :P).

But I do believe that I am Introverted, Sensitive, Submissive and Indecisive. :P

And this is the reason why I think I do think all the time. I analyzing things too much. Probably the reason why I am ina  job which requires me to think a lot. On the other end of the spectrum though, I also believe that I am a follower. Yes, I can do lead but I am more of a worker. And I like doing actual work. I usually don’t stand out on the onset but I think that my perseverance with work is the reason why I do actually succeed in my work. :P (see, sipag and tiyaga…:P)

Update #3: Although I have already taken the Strengths Finder test over at the office. I needed to find out what my weaknesses were. So, I took this personality test over at Richard Step. And my weakness pertained to: Self-Motivation. :(

It gave me the following insight on myself… I need space to make meaningful decisions. I like roles where persistence is essential to success. I need a sense of certainty and stability. I feel most effective when I feel that I am in control.

That explains a LOT. And probably the one big thing in my life right now that I need is time to figure out what I really want to do in my life. And yes, this is probably the reason why I am soo looking forward to my silent retreat this coming November.

This is also probably the reason why I also do well in work. I am such a persistent person. Not brilliant but just diligent with work. :P

Updated #4: One of my really good friends is popping out a baby soon this November and we had a Baby Shower last weekend. And who did they request me to bring? Why of course, my uber cute niece.

ZeekaIsn’t she such a cutie??

Update #5: My box from POBOX.ph came already! And I got new shoes! YAAAY!

 

Melissa Optical II Sandal
Melissa Optical II Sandal
Melissa Planehits
Melissa Planehits

Yes, I am a Melissa addict! :)

Anyway, last but not the least. It’s Bazaar season once again! And I’d like to share wit you the other dates of the Noel Bazaar!

Noel BazaarHope you guys can make it! Happy shopping everyone! :)

 

 

 

 

My Love Affair with Forever New (Ever New Philippines)

I have always been a fan of EVER NEW since it opened here in the Philippines. Although the prices of the dresses are really pricey. So I just look and wait for the sale. :) Yes, I’m kinda practical with that. But I really, really LOVE their dresses. I love their prints. Soo unique and colorful.

Everytime I wear a dress that I got from them, I always get compliments. And this is why I have a continuous love affair with them. <3

Here are my top picks for this season! :)

1.) Eliza embellished neck maxi
AUS $ 189.99 (approximately PHP 7481.92)
A friend of mine just sent me a save-the-date for their wedding on January 2. I wonder if I should buy this dress. :P Anyway, that’s also my Mama’s death anniversary. I wonder, if she’s alive, what would she be like to me? :) I hope that she’d be proud of me. But as for my shopping spree, I think she would definitely disagree with my spending habits. Sorry, Mama!! :(
Eliza embellished neck maxi Main Image
2.) Simone sweetheart sundress Main Image

AU $99.99 (approximately PHP 3937.66)

WARNING: The next pictures will all be flowery. :P Sorry, but I’m soo into florals nowadays. :)
Sime sweetheart sundress
3.) Edith Floral Printed Dress Main Image

AU $149.99 NOW AU $99.99 – (approximately PHP 3937.66)

I’m actually not sure if this would look nice on me because it’s spaghetti strap but it’s worth a try. :)
Edith Floral Printed Dress Main Image
4.) Scarlette embroidered hem dress

AU $129.99 (approximately PHP 5119.08)

Love this but it’s tube top. Which restricts me to wearing it on weekdays or special days. :) This would definitely look good with a white blazer. :)
Scarlette embroidered hem dress Main Image
5.) Sandy Mirror Print Bodycon Dress

AU $99.99 (approximately PHP 3937.66)

Cuts like these are always flattering to me. I think one of the keys to dressing up well is knowing the cuts and the patterns that suit you well. ;)
Sandy Mirror Print Bodycon Dress Main Image
6.) Sisi stripe floral dress

AU $129.99 (approximately PHP 5119.08)

This has got to be my favorite amongst all of the dresses here! <3 Ever new, please go on sale! :)
Sisi stripe floral dress Main Image
7.) Erica Fit And Flare Sun Dress

AU $99.99 (approximately PHP 3937.66)

Love this. It feels soo summery. Yeah, in the middle of the Christmas season. So what! Right?!? :P
Erica Fit And Flare Sun Dress Main Image
8.) Mandy Mirror Print Bodycon Dress

AU $99.99 NOW AU $79.99 (approximately PHP 3150.05)

Another one that has the perfect cut for me! :)
Mandy Mirror Print Bodycon Dress Main Image
9.) Alexis Georgette Prom Dress
AU $129.99 (approximately PHP 5119.08)
Blue! <3
Alexis Georgette Prom Dress Main Image
10.) Abbie placement floral shift dress Main Image

AU $99.99 (approximately PHP 3937.66)

This is my second favorite! Lakas maka-sexy! :P
Abbie placement floral shift dress Main Image
Anyway, “The Secret” is working. They’re going on sale! TEE-HEE! :)

Top 100 Fashion Blogs

Hey Guys!

Just wanted to publish this today. This will be a quick post because I’m just soo dead tired. :( But, I’m soo looking forward this weekend. Saturday, we’re going to have the Pastel Color Painting Workshop at Mothercare Podium and on Sunday, it will be the first time that Memory Crafters will ever supply crafting kits for a 1st Birthday Party! I’m soo excited about that. What about you guys? What have you got lined up for you over the weekend? :)

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Anyhoo, Manila Shopaholic has been tagged as #81 here. Just gonna post this as reference for the future me. :P

Top 100 Fashion blogs

An infographic by the team at Rebates zone

Anyway, hope you guys are having a better Thursday than I am. :)

Ni-Qua’s Press Preview of their Holiday Collection 2014

Hey, Guys!

First and foremost, I just would like to greet everyone a very happy holiday! I hope everyone is having a grand time, wherever they are. As for me, I’m currently here, at my grandma’s house, watching my mom dance. Haha. Yes, they do have ballroom dancing every Monday. The long weekend was really a restful one for me. Since I couldn’t really move around because of my sprained ankle. Still not too happy about that. BOO. :(

But one thing that really made me happy was last Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Bunnie de Guzman of Ni-Qua, invited me to their Press Preview of their Holiday 2014 Collection. This was held at Nail Tropics in Eastwood at around 1:00 PM.

Nail Tropics

It was a Wednesday but I took the day off just to rest and refocus myself. Been soo tired recently and this was definitely a welcome break for me. :)

Upon arriving, I met Bunnie. She’s the woman behind Ni-Qua and I found out that they had been in the export business for a number of years already. But she also has a full-time job. Nice! I really am amazed at women like these who have a lot on their plate right at the same but they still can cope. Work, Business, Family. Cool, huh?

Bunnie and Manila Shopaholic

When we went inside Nail Tropics, they asked us to choose, which service we wanted. I chose the Mint-O-Feet to relax my feet. And relaxed it was!

Mint-O-Feet

This was actually kind of a date also with my sister.

Mommy Ginger

We were also treated to Detoxify Bar drinks and Starbucks sandwiches.

Detoxify Bar

I personally picked out the Minty Berry Detox because they said it was the best one. :)

Minty Berry Detox

Some of the items from their past collections were also on display. The Neon Collection which I absolutely love was there!

Ni-Qua Neon Collection

Manico Large Bag in Charcoal was there!

Manico Charcoal Bag

Costs PHP 2,775.00

Black Leather Bag with Animal Print Handle is definitely for the working woman!

Black Leather Bag with Animal Print Strap

On and they have it in red, too! :)

Red Leather Bag

These little bags can be for kids or for adults who prefer smaller bags!

Small Black Bag

We were also given this bag which I love soo much because it is lightweight and spacious!

Lightweight Bag

And for your night outs, these clutches are perfect!

Clutch Bag

Once again, thank you Ni-Qua for such a relaxing day! :)

For more information, visit Ni-Qua:

@niquashop + Small Bags is Love

I was browsing through the stuff of Ni QUA Philippines and this Mini Satchel in SAC in Neon Blue really caught my attention.

Niqua 1

It doesn’t matter that it’s for kids. And when was there ever a rule that kids’ section are just for kids? I beg to disagree. Especially for this case.

Niqua 2

In fact, I know for a fact that this small purse can carry all of my essentials – 2 mobile phones, travel wallet, and a small purse for coins.

In fact, I can think of a number of uses for this – not only for night outs. I can also use this as an extra purse when I go to the office. I love really big bags but the thing is, if I’m just going out for coffee or lunch, lugging around my huge bag is not really appealing to me. So keeping this in my office locker would be really cool. Voila, I have a small bag! J

For more information about Ni QUA and their other stuff visit the links below:

Have a great Monday everyone! I know it’s super traffic today but I hope that you guys are all safe sound wherever you are! :D

 

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