Tuesday, June 30, 2015

DIY: Hello Kitty pin cushion♥

Hey friends, I wanna to share this new project I made last week.  I recently went back to one of the things I love doing: designing and making headbands.  I have my own headband line in my online boutique: Little Fab Closet by Fabulousity by Chiq♥.  Where I design and create headbands, they are all hand sewn (by moi).  (Unleashing the little Martha Stewart again in me... miss this!)

Well before I started making my new headband design, I saw this Hello Kitty candy container I bought months ago from Watsons.  And that gave me an idea to do something out of it, to make it useful after the candies are consumed.

Here are the materials you will need:
  • Hello Kitty candy container
  • Felt cloth
  • Fiber fill
  • Pencil
  • Pair of scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Trace the HelloKitty head on the felt cloth using the pencil.
  • Cut the traced Hello Kitty head.
  • Sew them together (using blanket stitch). If you are half way finish, put fiberfill inside the sewn Hello Kitty head, then continue stitching until you reach the end.  I used a red thread for stitching to match the red bow on the container and to make the stitch more visible.
  • Then put the Hello Kitty cushion inside the container. (Oh that's a purrfect fit! *wink)
  • Now place your pins, needles on your new Hello Kitty pin cushion. 
You can also make this as a small sewing kit, just look for flat thread bobbins, mini pair of scissors you can place them under the cushion.

I hope you like my new project! 

Happy Sewing!♥


Monday, June 29, 2015

Minions craze♥

Minions! Minions!!!  These cute, yellow creatures who loves bananas and we didn't even understand what they're saying are back to dominate the world.  The craze is back!  My niece and nephews are going ga-ga over them.  I often hear my 6 and 2 years old nephews singing the "Ba-na-na song!"  

They are all over the place!!!  

source: McDonald's Philippines

Last week Mcdonald's Philippines launched their Happy Meal Minion toys.  There are 10 collectible Minion toys... our boys already have them all.  Not only that last night when I was watching tv, I saw this advertisement from Monde.  They have their own Minion promo.

source: Monde website

The promo is called My Minion Mamon: it's their Mamon-It-Yourself special promo pack which contains 6 mamons and the decorating kit.  

And then I saw this... for the shoe-aholics out there.. (hihi)

source: Google

source: Google
Self-confessed Minion,  Sandra Bullock wore these Minion heels designed by Rupert Sanderson at the yellow carpet premiere of the new Minions movie.  

The movie opens in theaters here in the Philippines on July 8.

Do you also adore the Minions?  Would you care to wear those heels?


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Handbag Emergency Kit♥

Every woman's purse or handbag is "our" life!  It's like our own little cabinet that we carry wherever we go, right?!   When we need something we just dig in and Whoala!  I grew up seeing my mom and aunt having everything that we need in their bag.  When I started working they have inspired me to do the same.  Now I understand why woman's bag are undeniably heavy, because we carry everything around.

I hope this would inspire you to have your own mini emergency kit.  (or maybe you also have your own).  Well of course this is aside from my Kikay kit, where my pressed or loose powder, lip and cheek tint and etc. goes. 

What's inside my handbag emergency kit?

  1. Lip balm - Dry or chap lips emergency. And I don't usually wear lipstick. 
  2. Eye drops - Since I am in front of the computer for more eight hours, if my eyes becomes too strained it turns red and have blurred vision, this helps me soothe and relax my eyes.
  3. Plasters - very handy for cuts or if you have problems with your shoes and the back of your heels. 
  4. Toothbrush and toothpaste - even though I have mints, I always carry this around.  For me it's better to brush than to take mints.
  5. Medicines

This is my little medicine cabinet... hahaha... Before I only have pain relievers and antacids, but of course as I grew older there are other emergency medicines I need: for my vertigo, allergies and acid reflux.  So I decided to segregate them using small ziplock bags.  Pain relievers/Vitamins, Antacids/Acid reflux and Vertigo/allergies medications.

Others: Not in the photo I forgot to remove them inside my pouch. 
  • Safety pins - for accidental rips on my clothes;
  • Bobby pins and hair ties; and
  • Sanitary pad
I also have mints, hand sanitizer and wet tissue but I don't place them inside the pouch, these three goes to my bag organizer so I can get them easily.

So there you go - that's my handbag / purse emergency kit.  It seems a lot but actually it fits in my small pouch.  You can customize it depending on your own needs.  

What stuff do you carry on your handbag?  Is there anything that you can suggest that I should add to my handbag emergency kit?


Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello Kitty x Mcdonalds Indonesia♥

Hello HK lovers!!! Look at this!  Mcdonalds Indonesia recently released these Hello Kitty plushies.  Dressed in Ronald Mcdonald, Grimace, Hamburglar and Birdie: can't wait to get my hands on these cuties.

Back to my old "hinanakit" (displeasure) when Mcdonalds Singapore had it's own Hello Kitty promo: Hello Kitty Bubbly world last year. Though I was able to get 3, which is half of the collection (I missed 3: Tuxedo Sam, Monchiki and Pom pom purrin). Why is it they no longer have the usual Hello Kitty x Mcdonalds collab here in the Philippines? (that's unfair! hehe..)   That made me wonder...I even emailed Mcdo Philippines and the CA just replied "We will inform the management".  A few weeks after that, I saw a tarpaulin "Hello Kitty party at Jollibee".    That in a way answered my question: maybe the rights or license was already transferred to Jollibee.  It's just sad that they don't have this kind of promo.  Every year (pa naman) I always look forward to this the Hello Kitty x Mcdo promo.  

Thanks to my cousin Crissy who messaged me regarding this.  Well I am also keeping my fingers crossed that her sister's (Jennie) boyfriend will be able to get me a set also.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Off-the-shoulder trend♥

I remember when my Ate turned 18, she wore an off shoulder midi-gown.  Hmmm, that was 25+ years ago, and now it's making a comeback.

Bare those shoulders, my dear! Isn't that sexy?  We have been seeing a lot of these off-the-shoulder silhouettes worn by fashion icons and celebrities... 

If you watched Paul and Toni's wedding special on ABS-CBN: Ms. Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach wore this elegant off-shoulder gown...she's stunning! I love it!

Photo credit: @itsmecharleneg
Off the shoulder trend is not limited to gowns and evening wears.  

If you're typical Boho / Coachella babe, off shoulder clothing would definitely be a perfect choice: either a top or a dress.  Just glam it up with a hat, pile of bracelets and sandals or suede mid-cut booties!

source: Mango

If you are "chic style" babe: Wear your off shoulder top with a high-waisted trousers, mid length skirt or culottes.

Source: Apartment 8 Clothing

 One of the best advantage in wearing off-the-shoulder tops and dresses: it makes you look slimmer and  your arms look thinner as well. 

In accessorizing: Necklace is a "no-no" especially the elaborate ones.  Well, a string of pearls choker, tennis necklace or a simple chain necklace with the small pendant will do.  But for me I wanted it bare, so it will emphasize your collar bones making you look more thinner and sexier.

Would you go for this off-the-shoulder trend?


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mango: Summer Sale♥

I know, I know - I should've posted it last week pa!  (Sorry naman)  Anyway, Mango's Summer sale kicked off last June 11, 2015 both in-store and online.  

I have already visited their Edsa Shangrila and Eastwood shops...during their VIP week: got a trouser, jumpsuit and a top.  I'm a Mango addict!  Even though a lot of new clothing brands opened their shops here in the Philippines, I always love Mango.

Lastly, if you are a Mango-RCBC Credit card holder you can enjoy 0% installment : 3 or 6 months on all Mango stores including Mango touch and H.E. by Mango.

So what are you waiting for?  Go the nearest Mango store!

Happy Shopping!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Purrfect Hello Kitty pouches♥

Hello ... Kitty!  Welcome to your new home! (*wink)  I am so excited to use these pouches.  Yeah I'm an organizing freak!  My old bag pouch was already for retirement, so I badly need a replacement ASAP.  I got my old Hello Kitty pouch from Daiso Japan, but at the moment there are no HK pouches available. These uber cute red, white and blue flat pouches are made of vinyl with zip closure. (I so love it!♥)

Aside from my bag organizer, a pouch is really a must-have.  I always carry pouches in my purse: plural? Yes, because I have 2 or 3 pouches in my bag: 
  • For receipts, bills and small notes
  • For my make up and first aid medicines
  • For my charger/power bank
That's why my bag is clutter free...

Dimension 7.5" x  5"

Dimension: 10" x  7"

These cute pouches are purrfect addition to my collection!♥

Monday, June 15, 2015

Chicken & Vanilla♥

It's was a busy long weekend for me.  Aside from spring cleaning my bedroom and our home, had my bonding time with my only niece Ysl who just turned 18 this month.  We dined out and shopped: just the 2 of us... It's been a while since we've done this.  Now I know that I am getting old, the baby that I used to carry in my arms is now a young lady.   We decided to try out a new resto, for a change (not the usual place where we eat).

While strolling at the Mega Fashion Hall, we saw Chelsea Kitchen: I asked her if she like to try this one... "If there's chicken it's a go Ninang".  Well that's one thing we have in common, we both love "chicken" meals. And thank God for this long, I don't develop allergies in eating chicken (almost everyday).  My Tita would always tell me when I was still a kid: "Tutubuan ka na ng pakpak".

Salad!  We love to start our meal with greens!  Honestly their Caesar Salad is one of the best I had.  Love their dressing.  This made me miss the Caesar salad I had at the Pancakes on the rocks in Sydney.  

For our main entree:  Garlic rosemary friend chicken served with ketchup and garlic in oil.  We both loved it, especially when you put the garlic on the chicken.  It's really good!

There's always room for dessert!  She loves Vanilla ice cream... On our way home, we passed by Eastwood mall and satisfied our sweetness craving with Milk cow organic soft ice cream. Yummy!♥

Our verdict:
  • Chelsea Kitchen     ♥♥♥♥
  • Milk cow ♥♥♥♥♥

Friday, June 12, 2015

First Blog Collab!

Happy Independence day everyone!  There are three things to celebrate today: aside from commemorating our country's (117th) independence, it's my parents 47th wedding anniversary and my first time to have a blog collaboration.  Honestly, I'm a newbie on this, though I am very much aware of blog collab between bloggers but I never really expected that one day I will be apart of it.  Thanks to Miss Eleigh of www.misseleighneux.com for inviting me to be a part of her Birthday blog giveaway.  

For my first blog collaboration,  I will be giving away this super cute Blue Heart to Heart bracelet from Italy!  Other cool prizes will also be given away, draw will be thru Rafflecopter and open for Philippine residents only. Please visit Miss Eleigh's blog and our blogger friends www.emmereyrose.com & www.ajeinomoto.com .

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Pantene Advanced Keratin Repair♥

 After trying out the Pantene Age-defy Shampoo and conditioner, I am very anxious to try it's other variant from Pantene's Expert Collection: the Advanced Keratin Repair.  Keratin is a component that can be found in human hair, it provides strength and toughness in every strand, and not only that it is also present in our nails.  

One of the biggest key to our hair's healthy growth is damage prevention.  When our hair is traumatized by using heat styling gadgets, applying hair chemical: it usually loses its keratin (the protein in hair that gives strength) - that leads to damage: split ends.  I, myself have been a victim of split ends when I decided to grow my hair long from the usual bob.  And I don't want to experience that anymore, that is why I really take care of my hair, because it's our crowning glory.  Yes, I am not a make up person: but I (really)spend for my hair.  I don't color, I just get a trim when I feel that my hair is beginning to look dull and un-manageable.  I seldom use heat styling gadgets, because heat can really cause damage to our hair. (I'm so-over that, I used to abuse my hair, by blow drying everyday when I was still in college)

Pantene Advanced Keratin Repair shampoo and conditioner are made in USA, thanks to my uncle who sent me these hair care duo.  It arrived last weekend and I tried it the first time today.  It has the same color and almost same scent of their Age Defy variant.  (really addicted to its scent!). 

After my first use:  exactly the same effect when I used the Age defy, minus the volume, NO! it did not weighed my hair down.  Same silky softness, tamed frizz and and course it gave my hair that much needed luster and shine. 

RATE: ♥♥♥♥♥ (same rate I gave Pantene Age defy and Smooth and Sleek variants)

Monday, June 08, 2015

Chanel: Métiers d’Art Costume Jewels Collection♥

source: chanel.com

It always excites me every time Chanel launches its new costume jewelry collection.  For their Pre-fall 2015 the collection is called Métiers d’Art (Craftsmanship).  Karl Lagerfeld the ever famous creative director of the house of Chanel incorporated the work of the famous European artisans and Austrian Imperial.  

Velvet, gemstones, pearls...   When you see the collection, it's like you are hearing the famous waltz by Strauss and Mozart. 

Of course Chanel is known for classic pieces, but I find Métiers d’Art Collection -- Extravagant!


Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Simple Indulgence: Lavender♥

source: google

Lavender is one of the 39 species of the flowering plant in the mint family.  Its scientific name is Lavandula angustifolia and named lavender because of the shade of the flowers.

I am really obsessed with the scent! It's very calming...   I always want our home especially my room to be smelling like I am in the lavender fields.  The sweet aroma is very relaxing and soothing and is great before you go to bed.

Soaps! I love Yardley English Lavender soap since I was in grade school, that was my Tita's soap. These bar soaps are not locally available, so big thanks to my relatives and friends abroad. 

source: marks and spencer website

I also love Marks and Spencer's body wash/shower gel and hand soap

source: watsons
 This is another option for me, Watsons' Lavender and Chamonile hand soap.  I usually hoard these during their Buy-1-Take-1 promo.  

Essences: only a few that are locally available.    After cleaning and de-cluttering our home especially my bedroom, I wanted it to be smelling good as well.  A clean space should always be super "bango"! And I believe that a nice smelling place attracts good and positive vibes.  

Before I go to bed I always spray the room mists on my pillows for a more relaxing sleep.  Just before bedtime I usually light my scented candle for 5 to 10 minutes or pour some potpourri oil on my burner, so that the essence will fill the whole room.

That's my simple indulgence... What's yours?  Do you also like the scent of Lavender? Share it with me... 


Monday, June 01, 2015

May 2015: Arm candies Round up♥

Hello June!  But before anything else: Thank you May for a great month (though there are little bumps before you said Sayonara, I know we can get through it)... see you on 2016! 

As promised I will be sharing this every month... 

Stones and Gold tones

 Rose gold Addiction

Two Tone Frenzy

 Happy Styling!♥


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