Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What's in my mind: October 18, 2017♥


Is it the hormones that's causing this? haha... I am completely aware that you/I cannot really please everybody, but yes there are times that you/I feel things that would somehow make us feel down.  I guess it's a natural feeling...when you felt that you have given your best, but your best wasn't good enough for other people... 

In a world ruled by two kingdoms, though you will not see the invisible antipathy between them but the people around them suffers.  Sometimes you feel it's totally unfair, when you have an umbilical connection with one kingdom and this has been affecting your growth.

Deep breathing...

Closed my eyes....

Said a prayer...

And think of all the blessings from the Lord... and gave myself a nudge 
and told myself... everything will be okay.♥ 

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Road trip to Rizal♥

I don't often go out on long road trips, but I realized doing it once in a while to escape the hustle and bustle of the city : is a stress reliever.  



Sound tripping while traveling is the best : "Sa umaga't sa gabi sa bawat minutong lumilipas.. hinahanap kita..." And then you found yourself singing also...



Seeing all things green is really very relaxing : trees and mountains that you don't commonly see in Manila. One and a half hours drive from Cainta to Antipolo, Cogeo, Marikina (upper), Baras, Tanay and Morong Rizal.

Had lunch at Paseo Rizal Mayagay in Morong Rizal before we head back home...


Paseo Rizal is a restaurant with a breathtaking landscape and a homey ambiance.  It houses quite a number of artworks...





We were welcomed with a free appetizer - singkamas with bagoong... (that reminded me of my Lolo Guiling because it's his favorite).


We had chicken wings, lechon kawali and chopsuey - from their wide range of homegrown Filipino cuisine.  I love their crispy kangkong also which was served with the lechon kawali.


Of course there is always room for dessert! Had Turon ala mode which is so good!♥

Snapshots from Paseo Rizal






Until my next travel adventure!

xo,
Chiq♥




Friday, September 08, 2017

Happy Birthday Dear Mother♥


Happy birthday Mama Mary!♥
Thank you for all the blessings you have given me and my family...
Please continue protecting all of us!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Louis Vuitton Popincourt Tote♥

If you're a Louis Vuitton bag fan, I am sure you are familiar with "Popincourt" bag.  Louis Vuitton Popincourt bag was introduced years ago and was discontinued sometime early or late 2010.

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These are the original version of the Popincourt bags: available in mini and large.

Like the first edition the Popincourt bags were released on their famous monogram canvas but unlike the old version with natural leather trims, they added some colors on the edges and handles.  They also added an extra pocket in front with a padlock, tag, keybell and a removable/adjustable strap (so you can carry it on your shoulders or crossbody.  

The full zip through bag have 2 side exterior pockets of easy access and the bottom features 4 studs so you can put down or place your bag anywhere worry-free.

It also comes in two sizes: PM 12.6" x 8.3" x 5.1" and MM 14.1" x 10" x 5.7".  PM sizes come in color - Marine, Raisin, Red and Taupe Glace, while the MM sizes are in Safran Imperial and Noir.

Price tag: PM $2,370 USD / MM $2,640 USD

Color: Marine
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Color: Raisin
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Color: Red
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Color: Taupe Glace
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Color: Safran Imperial
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Color: Noir
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Know your bag♥

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Transferring to a new office is really very tiring.  Well, after a year of waiting we (our department) is now settled in our newly renovated office space (making me more excited to work...)

Anyway, I really wanted to right something about "bags".  I love bags more than shoes... Yes, I am a bagaholic! *wink!  

Let me ask you first, do you know what kind of bag are you carrying?  We often come across these kinds of bag - hobo, satchel, bucket, tote and etc but not all of us know which one is which...All we know is that: it's a bag right?! 

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Bucket bag : as the name suggests it looks like a bucket, open top and round bottom often times it's drawstring enclosure.  These bags are also available in form of a backpack.  Though bucket bags has been present back then.  It recently became a trend when Mansur Gavriel came up with their minimalist bucket bag with detachable wallet and adjustable strap.  

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Hobo bag : is an unstructured bag, generally large with rounded bottom.  It's shape is like a crescent moon or a croissant. 

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Satchel bag : unlike a hobo bag, a satchel is structured (they can stand on their own).  They are often with a strap worn across the body.  Satchels are very similar to messenger bags which you can also carry diagonally across the body.


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Bowler/Bowling bag : a dome-shaped satchel, is originally made to hold a bowling ball, until it became a fashion item.  One of the popular bowlers is Goyard's St.Jeanne. 

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Doctor's bag : traditionally is a duffel-shaped satchel with two top handles used to carry medical items.  Louis Vuitton Speedy bag is one of the classic and very popular doctor's bag to date (that every woman should own).


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Tote bag : is one of the versatile bags one can own - it's large, roomy unfastened bag with two handles.  It's a Go-bag that you can use everywhere and it is also used in carrying packages. 

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Shopper's bag : one of the popular tote. It is shaped like a big plastic or paper bag used in carrying your purchases.  Popular shopper totes were Louis Vuitton Neverfull, Goyard St.Louis and Faure Le Paige shopper tote.



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Shoulder bag : is a bag with a strap that you can carry over your shoulder.  Chanel flap bag is one of the popular shoulder bags.  

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Sling bag : a small bag with long strap similar to a messenger bag.

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Minaudiere : is generally considered a jewelry piece.  It's a small decorative bag embellished with metal, semi-precious stones and beads.

xo,
Chiq♥



Saturday, August 05, 2017

Fabulousity by Chiq♥ turns SIX

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I can't believe that my online boutique is now 6 years old!♥

Thank you Father God, Papa Jesus, Mama Mary... 
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, St. Jude Thaddeus, St. Clare of Assisi

I would also like to thank all the fabulous ladies for the trust and for continuously patronizing my products.  You did not only helped me fulfill a childhood dream... (having my own boutique), but also it's an additional source of income to support my parents...(who are both Senior Citizens already)

To all BIG THANK YOU!♥♥♥


Friday, August 04, 2017

Hello Sanrio x McDonald's Happy meal : Let's have some tea♥

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Sanrio is back at McDonald's!  I am really excited and giddy when I first learned about McDo's new happy meal. Aside from a Sanrio fan, I also love collection tea sets. (*wink)


These are the first 2 that I got last Sunday - Hello Kitty teapot and My Melody tea cup with HK and bear cover.


Next I got this Badz-Maru milk jug with HK cover


Last but surely not the least to complete the set - Pompompurri tea cup with HK cover.


Now it's complete!  But I will be (even more) happier if I will be able to have the Hello Kitty tea cup with Tuxedo Sam cover and Kerokeroppi tea cup with Hello Kitty cover which are available at McDonald's Australia!♥

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How do you find these new Mcdonald's Happy Meal? Tell me! :)

xo,
Chiq♥



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017♥


Hello Kitty girls!  Who's not excited about this? At last it's happening here!  The website was launched today at 12 noon. hellokittyrunph.com  and registration starts on July 1st.  Here are the ticket prices: Early bird (July 1 to August 15) P1,350.00; Standard ticket (August 16 to September 15) P1,500.00 and Last-minute (September 16 to October 15) P1,800.00.  

All registrants will receive a race kit which includes: 
  • Hello Kitty Run Manila shirt
  • Bib
  • Finisher's medal
  • Drawstring bag
Race kits pick day is from October 1 to 15 at SM by the Bay, SM MOA complex - Ground Floor Entertainment mall.

For more information about this fun run... visit their website at hellokittyrunph.com

See yah all there!♥

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Colourpop♥


Hiyee!  I know it's been a while since my last entry.  Been so busy lately - dealing with the new set of auditors hired by our company.  The transition from old auditors to new ones is tedious... oh well I am not really sharing that.. haha... so let's go back to Colourpop.  Yes, you read it right... I am writing about make up.  I know I am not into make up, but finding the right one especially lippies and powder is a must for me.  I am quite contented with Clinique double pressed powder in Matte Honey but the journey in finding the right lipstick continues...  Not only finding the right color (I'm into nudes), but finding one that will not dry my lips.  The problem with some lipstick - they leave my lips dry and flaky.  I have tried Kylie in Candy K - it's okay (but not the kind of nude that I am looking for), and  have read many reviews that it's similar to Colourpop: and the later being less pricey than Kylie.  I wanted to buy Colourpop but it's only available online.  But honestly I am afraid to purchase make ups online since you can find all these "fake" make ups in Divisoria.  I might be paying a fake make up in the price of an authentic.

Since I am subscribed with email updates from Colourpop, I got a message that they are offering free international shipping for their anniversary.  So I said to myself why not try it out.  Fingers crossed that the goodies will arrive to the Philippines from USA. 

Last Monday, May 29 it arrived! (I'm excited to open the box, of course).  All are in good condition and complete. What did I get?

For the lippies : I bought a Lippie primer, Lippie stix creme in "I'm yours" and "Only you", Ultra satin lip in "Magic Wand".



Verdict: (5 ♥ being the highest)
  • Lippie Primer - Apply this before you put on your lipstick (so it'll last longer).  It's one of the bestsellers according to their site.  ♥♥♥♥.5
  • Lippie Creme - Pigmented, love it! Soft on lips... I love both but "Only you" is my fave so far!♥♥♥♥♥
  • Ultra Satin lip - Pigmented also... but too dry (for me).  but for those who are into matte lips this is the one for you. ♥♥♥♥.


I also bought these Super Shock Shadows and Pressed shadows - All of them : I love! ♥♥♥♥♥  The shadows I am looking for... creme shadows that you can apply with your fingers! :)

Now I am wanting more of these Colourpop cosmetics... I hope they will have another free international shipping promo soon.  Planning to buy Only you extras.. (*wink!)

Oh before I forget I got 2 mini ultra satin lippies free!


All in all -  it took 19 days... Total cash out : $30.99 + P112.00 (Philpost fee), so more or less P1,700.00+ not bad, because I bought the Kylie kit at P2,300.00.

How about you? Have you tried Colourpop?  What's your verdict?

xo,
Chiq♥



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