Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hello Kitty back at McDonald's PH♥

source: McDonald's Philippines

Yey!  I admit, I am one of the Hello Kitty collectors who is excited about this.  Now Hello Kitty is back at McDonald's Philippines.  Last week Hello Kitty Birthday toys are available for every purchase of Happy Meal.  The Hello Kitty toys consists of 4 adorable designs (for the boys they offer - Thomas the train).  These toys are actually released last year (2014) in the US for the 40th anniversary/birthday of Hello Kitty that has 8 designs.  I am wanting the one where she wears a tiara, oh well it's okay.  At least Hello Kitty is now back at Mcdonald's.  


The Philippines release includes: Hello Kitty birthday party fun comes with a HK barrette; Hello Kitty birthday balloon that has a small comb; Hello Kitty birthday cupcake that comes with a HK ring and Hello Kitty birthday surprise that comes with a key ring.

You can also hang the Hello Kitty toy because it has a small loop string that is attached on her head. Purrfect for my Christmas tree.♥

So start collecting!♥♥♥


Saturday, October 24, 2015

New rules set by LTO on Driver's license issuance♥


Every morning I make it a point to check on the news online, so I know what's happening.  I realized when you are getting older you will be interested in reading or watching news to get updated on current issues and events. I am not that eager when I was younger.  And I bumped into this.  New reforms on the issuance of Driver's license, sounds interesting right?  As a Non Professional Driver's license holder since 1994, I guess it's about time that they revise the existing rules.  Better late than never.

Yesterday Land Transportation Office has revised the rules and guidelines on the issuance of driver's license, according to Department of Transportation and Communications it will take effect next month.  Five administrative orders will be released next week.  As per DOTC secretary Jun Abaya: "The revised rules will serve two purposes: first, they will better ensure the fitness and capability of the licensed card holders to drive on our streets; and second,  they will streamline the application process and make it more convenient to the public."

The Administrative Orders will cover all types of the license issued by LTO: 
  1. Professional Driver's License (PDL)
  2. Non-Professional Driver's License (NPDL)
  3. Student's permit; and (SP)
  4. Conductor's License (CL)
Higher standards and stricter rules will be imposed on the application for PDL.  If the applicant incurred at two reckless driving citation, he will be disqualified in getting a PDL.  The restriction is applicable to driver's of tricycle, light and heavy vehicles and conductors.  I just hope that "palakasan system" will not hamper the implementation of this new set of rules.

With regards to the Medical Certificate; LTO will now allow applicants to provide medical certificate issued by any licensed and practicing physician of his choice.  Meaning it will no longer be restricted to their accredited doctors.  I totally agree with this, it's useless being checked by their accredited physician: every applicant is not thoroughly examined.  It will only take you less than 2 minutes, but due to the long lines it will take you forever.. hihi  Official Medical certificate forms will be available for download at LTO and DOTC websites free of charge.  

LTO also raised by one year the minimum age requirement for student and non-professional license applicants: 17 years old for student (previously 16) and 18 years old for non-professional (previously 17).

This is what I like best, incentives for good behavior and disciplined driving : additional 2 years validity for their next license renewal; currently licenses has 3-year validity on this new system it will be increased to 5 years if you have not committed any violation whatsoever.

To read the article click here.

And hopefully, they will get a new license card supplier that is capable of providing good quality cards.  Not like the ones they issued this year when I renewed my license.  


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Chanel Costume Jewelry Fall/Winter 2015-2016♥

Let's feast our eyes: including me of course (hihi) these pieces, as well as the previous Chanel collections always make me "kilig" (giddy).  Chanel is known for pearls... if I say pearls...I mean, lots and lots of pearls.  Can you remember when they introduced the giant pearl chokers in Spring/Summer 2014?  Now Chanel came up with something ostentatious - the body-pearl necklaces, their answer to body chains in an elegant and luxurious way. 

The pearl cuff bracelet is ♥, another classic piece from Chanel.  The doily or lace adorned pearl brooch and earrings are so dainty.  

The strass metal tie necklace and brooch are amazing!  

This set is really very Chanel.  I call this their signature set : resin cuff, multi strand necklace and choker embellished with iconic cc logo, metal and pearl elements. (We often find them on every season's collection)

The other pieces on their Fall/Winter 2015-16.  To view the rest of the collection visit their site:

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Bakery Themed Collection by Kate Spade♥

Kate Spade x Magnolia bakery cupcake clutch

Kate Spade NY is known for unique cutie totes, bags, clutches, last March I wrote about her Spring flower pot crossbody bag.  Before 2015 ends, she teamed up this time with Magnolia Bakery for her new limited edition collection.  I haven't been to New York, but I have learned about the bakery from my friends in the US.

Kate Spade x Magnolia Bakery Recipe book clutch
Kate Spade x Magnolia bakery Banana pudding container bag
Kate Spade x Magnolia bakery Slice of cake clutch
Kate Spade x Magnolia Bakery Francis Tote

Kate Spade x Magnolia bakery Cupcake box tote
Kate Spade x Magnolia bakery cupcake coin purse
Kate Spade x Magnolia bakery Lacey wallet
Kate Spade x Magnolia bakery Tally clutch
Honestly I find some of the bags odd, like the Banana pudding bag and the Slice of cake clutch.  But I'm loving the totes and the super cute cupcake coin purse.  While browsing the entire collection, I remembered Katy Perry's California girls music video. (haha *wink!)

How about you would you carry any of these Bakery-themed cuties?


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

My Picks: Plains & Prints: Holiday 2015 - Sta. Fe Collection♥

source: Plains and Prints

Browsing the Instagram feed of Plains and Prints and thinking of what to get on their recently launched Holiday 2015 Collection.  Last Thursday, Sta. Fe Collection was made available online and in-store, though 15 outfits are available at this time I am really excited to see all of them in the coming weeks.  Sta. Fe collection is inspired by the oldest City in Mexico.  According to Plains and Prints: "The series brings back memories from the 60's era with various silhouettes such as shifts, trapeze, and lady-like dresses in vintage inspired prints and fabric blockings."  

source: Plains and Prints
Sage C/S Dress, CS top also available (No price available yet)  
Love the prints!

Source: Plains and Prints
Sam SL Dress (P1,898.00) , SL (P1,198.00) and CS (P1,298.00) Top are also available.

Deep green with flying eagle design: I remembered Panama when I saw the print.  Remember Pamana? The Philippine eagle that was released into the wild in Davao Oriental last "Araw ng Kalayaan" (Independence day-June 12, 2015) and was found dead in August 16, 2015 just two months after.

Source: Plains and Prints
Sophie SL Top (No price available yet)  and Sierra Jogger (P1,398.00)

Shades of green, yellow and peach in this collection: very feminine - I love it!♥  Can't wait for the next batch of their holiday collection...

Do you also love Plains and Prints? Which of the Sta. Fe Collection is your pick? Tell me... 


Monday, October 19, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Louboutin for LIPS♥


What will first come into your mind when you hear "Louboutin"?  Shoes! (of course) Last year CL launched their nail polish line: so I am not really surprised when they came out with their lipstick collection.  Yes, I am not a make up or lipstick fan: why I am blogging about this?  I love accessorizing! The lipstick cap has a ring and it also includes a ribbon so you can turn it into a necklace.  Love the concept!  So each time you want to re-touch your lippy, no need to reach on to your purse or make up kit. 

The lipstick is inspired by Art deco, Babylon architecture and Middle eastern period.  They look like spear heads or mermaid tails dipped in metal and the cap is like a crown.  

The line has 36 shades and comes in three textures: Velvet Matte which has nine colors, Sheer Voile also features nine shades and twenty shades of Silky Satin.  Each lippy costs $90.00 so that's approximately Php4,230.00.  Lippy for 4K, WOW! hahaha...  But it was a really cool idea: Lippy and necklace in one. Good thing I am not a make up addict! (*wink)

Let me end this with a quote from Christian Louboutin: "Lipstick is a woman's magic wand."  

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Modern Bohemian Babe♥


Boho - One of my favorites!  Bohemian or Boho is also called hippie chic or hobo chic: this style does not necessarily mean peasant skirts, thong sandals and messenger bags.  One of the most important aspect in achieving the style is individuality, expressing your own personality + fashion.
source: Stradivarius

Romantic and free-spirited: For me bohemian is one of the easiest fashion style.  Key factors to get this style: 1) You must learn how to pair pieces of clothes together; and of course  2) Accessorizing.

Unleash that Gyspy spirit in you and go Boho!♥


Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Babushka by Kimmidoll♥

Babushka (also known as Matryoshka) or Russian nesting doll or simply Russian doll: this doll first appeared in Russia: it's a set of wooden dolls in decreasing size placed inside one another.  The name Matryoshka came from Matriosh or Matriona: that means a matriarch of a big Russian family.  In early days, these dolls are given to new borns to wish them long and prosperous life.

This year Kimmidoll (cutie Japanese Kokeshi dolls from Australia) released its own version of Russian dolls.  Aside from Hello Kitty, I also collect Kimmidolls. Now I can't wait to add these Babushka dolls to my collection.  I know my sister would also be wanting to add them to her Russian dolls collection.

What I like about Kimmidolls?  Aside from being an elegant decorative collector's item, each doll is inspired by the beauty of nature and inspirational values it represents.  Same thing with their newly launched Babushka dolls: each doll is designed with intricate patterning, detailed line work and exquisite blooming flowers and comes with a collector's card and of course an inspirational message of love and friendship.

I bring to you the wisdom of timeless friendship, knowing you will find peace and strength to weather the storm and celebrate the bright summers of life.

I bring to you new love; the burning kindle of new experience that builds into a warm glow. May your passion always burn bright throughout your life.

I bring you intricate friendship.  May you always share harmony and knowledge with others as you move with grace through the ever changing tapestry of your life.

I bring to you the celebration of love; a wonderful dance and melody, ever changing as you weave and glide through the beauty of the world with those you love.

I bring to you the familiar love of a warm embrace. Wherever you journey, may you always create a loving shelter to call a home, with an open heart for you and those you call family.

I bring to you an enduring love.  When you are swept out into the world on your many adventures, may you always find your feet grounded safe in the knowledge that you are loved.

I bring to you rich friendship, opulent and golden, so you may travel through life surrounded with prosperity, forever finding luxury in small miracles and simple moments.

I bring to you spring love; a celebration of renewal with an open heart that brings new warmth into you life, full of promise and the elation of new beginnings.

I bring you evergreen friendship of long lasting compassion.  May those you meet always mirror your open heart, acceptance and understanding.

I bring to you a sweet friendship; the simple joys that hold the most meaning and the little acts of kindness that are shared through the lives of those touched by your kind spirit.

I bring to you bright, radiant friendship.  For those who come into your light, the world is a brighter place. May you always shine with the warmth of the thousand suns.

I bring to you a treasured love.  You are a precious jewel with elegant beauty, gracefully moving through your life.  May you always shine with timeless brilliance.

Collectors like me will definitely drool... These dolls are available in Figurines 4 inches tall, Magnet 2 inches, and key chain 2 inches tall excluding chain.  Find them soon at Rustan's department stores and selected Fully booked.  

(Photo credit: Kimmidoll Philippines)

Hoyo to kisu,
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