Monday, December 31, 2012

Mixed Post in Pictures: Nails, Mini Shopping, our Last Family Bonding for 2012 (unplanned), and a Gift from Ate Ruby Mae..

Hi! I know it's already 2013 in a few minutes but hey, I wanted to post this before New Year!


After we went to Gaisano Central to meet up with bf's workmate (for her laptop's charger). We went straight ahead to Robinson's Place Tacloban. I didn't know he's going to ask to hang out at Robi, but anyway, it was fun. Kian and I enjoyed the ride (we rarely go out, that is why).

So, here are some pictures!

Apparently I broke my promise not to do my nails until I gave birth this March/April...but please???
Here's our cute toddler enjoying his ride on a toy car and on a merry-go-round at Tom's World, Gaisano Central Tacloban :-)
Greenwich's Barkada Pizza, Zagu's Black Forrest & Halo-Halo. Trinkets & Treasures carry papemelroti products!
A glassware gift from ate Ruby Mae :-)

Happy New Year Everyone :-))

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Collective Haul | December 30, 2012 - Trinkets & Treasures (my first papemelroti products) and HBC

I thought we now have a branch of Papemelroti here at Robinson's Place Tacloban. Apparently I was wrong, because we don't actually have a branch here, yet. When I visited papemelroti's website again, I found out that there are only two distributor/resellers in our area. No branch, yet. So sad.

I got excited when I saw papemelroti products at the second floor of Robi, but I got a little disappointed as well later on. Why, you ask? Because I've been wanting to buy and try their paper-making kit since I've heard/read about them online. But I wasn't able to buy this at Trinkets & Treasures (the store where I bought my first papemelroti products featured in this post). They told me that they only carry some Papemelroti products, but they don't receive the orders online, and hand them to local buyers. I don't know if you understand what I mean here. But, the point is I have to buy the kit online if I wanted to really try their paper-making kit :-(

Anyway, I ended up buying two products instead of only wanting to buy the paper-making kit! A canvas bag and a handmade paper pad/stationery. I looked up on Papemelroti's website how much these two costs, and of course I got disappointed again. T__T But okay their cute and handmade, so I'll try not to sulk.

Papemelroti Canvas Bag for Php229.00 while handmade paper booklet/pad for Php26.00 at Trinkets & Treasures.
At Papemelroti's site:
Photo credits from papemelroti's site.

Bless Your Heart Canvas Bag is Php159.00 / $4.55

FYI, the bag is roomy but it doesn't have a closure ( i.e. a zipper or a Velcro snap). 
So what I did was to sew a zipper on it! Yes, I am brave..LOL.

My instincts were right. I made use of the black zipper from my last Haul :D

Yep, that's me on the right. Sorry I wasn't able to take a proper/full photo to show how this bag looks like when carried around.
Not exactly the same with what I bought, but this is the closest that I found on their site.
Find time each day to rejoice in the journey Half Pads for Php16.00 / $0.46 

Well, it's not really that bad because If I ordered these two online, I would still have to pay for the shipping fee anyway.

Again, if you are interested with their products you can order them online here
Why I bought their products? Simply because I love and support handmade/recycled Filipino-made products. 

Now, moving on to what I bought from HBC.

FYI, HBC is also a Filipino brand. Yay, for being supportive of local brands/products!
San San Nail Polishes in Sunlit Gold (?) and Emerald (?). I'll update their respective names and prices later :p
Hmm reunited with one of my favorite body mist from HBC. Cucumber bliss :)
My mom uses this. Now, I kind of understand why... I'm not really into whitening/bleaching soaps, because it makes me feel that my skin gets thinner or something like that..but this one is an old pal so I use this from time to time..whenever I feel like I need some serious skin buffing :-)

This is how the soap looks like. I will probably post my review of this soap soon.

That is all!

*I will update this post with other names and prices soon. But I will have to find the receipt first* :p

BTW, I will be posting a DIY skincare post next time.
Please stay tuned for it if you like DIYs on skincare...
 I can't believe I haven't posted that skincare tip before! >.<

Thanks for checking this out. See you on my next post!

Happy New Year! >.< 

Things I Would Tell My Teenage Self (Tag)

Tag came from Amodelrecommends' YT video tag.
It's been sitting here for a couple of months and I figured why not publish this already?
Just in time for the coming new year.
I hope this post will be useful in some way to someone out there :-)


(15) Things I'd Tell My Teenage Self

  1. Manage your time wiselyLearn how to manage your own time. It iincreases your productivity and makes you healthier (less stress), and makes you happier (you tend to accomplish more things which may lead to less stress, and so on).
  2. Eat healthy and on time.
  3. Get enough rest.
  4. Stop complaining about things. Just do it!
  5. Don't be afraid to take risks.
  6. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you really need it.
  7. Don't listen to other people when they don't have anything constructive to say about you (even if they're your relative(s).
  8. Have or learn useful hobbies.
  9. Observe, relate and learn from other people's experience(s).
  10. Take care of your self.
  11. Be inspired. Be an inspiration to one's self.
  12. Smile a lot (even if you're not really feeling it)!
  13. Be hungry for knowledge. Stay and pay attention to school or at least get the qualifications you needed to get where you want to be in the future.
  14. Treasure and always set a side a time for your family and real friends.
  15. Just enjoy your life. 
I would like to tag anyone who's reading this post. Link back if you'd like to :-)
That's all for this post, thank you! 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Collective Haul | Pre-Christmas 2012 & Pre-New Year 2013 Haul

Hi there! 
Today I'm gonna share some of what Eric bought for Christmas (mostly food items) but here I will only share toiletry items. As well as the things I bought yesterday (December 27, 2012).

Robinson's Place Tacloban - Supermarket & the Department Store
  1. Ivory Bath Aloe Scent Bath Soap
  2. Palmolive Naturals Smooth & Moisture Bath Soap
  3. Myra Hand & Body Lotion
  4. Johnson & Johnson's Baby Bath Milk Refills
  5. Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder Complete Care
  6. Colgate Toothpaste
  7. Dove Straight & Silky Shampoo 
The receipt is missing, so I wasn't able to put each product's price.
Leyte Paperworld
  1. Columnar/Record Book (500 pages) - Php80.00
  2. Wrapping/Crafting paper - Php10.00
  3. Small Flat Brush - Php5.00

Novo Fashion House - NVJS
  1. Sewing Notions Set - Php25.00
  2. Garter - Php10.00
  3. Ballpen - Php10.00
  4. Granny Undies (Hahaha xD) - Php20.00
  5. A pair of scissors - Php40.00
  6. Eyebrow razors - Php10.00
Yeah, I wear cheap granny undies. xD
UNITOP Merchandise, Inc.
  1. Lm Two-Way Nail Art Striper Pen (Black and Gold), 17 x 2 = Php34.00
  2. Nail Polish Remover - Php4.00
  3. Trumpet toy - Php8.00
  4. Super Glue (actually it says on the bottle that it's a "Shoe Glue") - Php12.00
I bough the trumpet toy for Kian just in time for the coming New Year. We will be making lots of noise..bwahaha.

I bought two Lm nail polishes (stripers) before, but these two are both a nail art striper and nail art pen in one! I'm excited to use these two...too bad that the white and silver ones ran out already! They sell like pancakes here. It seems like everybody is into nail art-thingy these days >.< Makes me miss painting on my nails...

Rose Pharmacy
  1. Anmum Materna Choco Powdered Milk, 375g - Php344.15 
Of course, mama bear needs this. Wala na yung plain so ito na lang..masarap naman siya eh, di gaanong matamis.
Sidewalk vendor near corner Dunkin' Donuts-Jollibee
  1. Fruits (an apple, and two oranges) - Php20.00
  2. Cheap, trusty umbrella (maroon) - Php50.00
The story behind the umbrella is that...everybody here hates the rain/downpour but no one seems to like buying an umbrella for themselves, so I made up my mind to really buy another umbrella for those days that somebody needs one. My trusty old foldable umbrella (mid quality) is going to be one year old this January (yeah it's kind of special to me...) is still intact and useable, but now looks like eeeek.. so I figured why not buy a new one to abuse >.< Whatever, meh.

Ok, that's all. Thank you for reading/looking at my post. :) 

Hits and Misses: August 2012 - November 2012

Hello! In this post I would like to share some products I like and would repurchase again (hits), as well as those products I didn't like or regret buying (misses).

Fourteen (14) Hits :-)
  1. Human Heart Nature (HHN) Tutti Frutti lipbalm
  2. Maybelline New York Baby Lips in Energizing Orange
  3. Dove beauty body wash go fresh energizing grapefruit & lemongrass scent
  4. Cleene Ethyl Alcohol 70% sol'n.
  5. Casino femme Ethyl Alcohol 70% sol'n.
  6. Palmolive Naturals Healthy & Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner for normal hair (Vitacreme Complex & Aloe Vera)
  7. Palmolive Naturals Healthy & Smooth Conditioner for normal hair (Vitacreme Complex & Aloe Vera)
  8. Palmolive Naturals Moisturing soap in strawberry
  9. Palmolive Naturals soap in papaya
  10. Vaseline total moisture aloe fresh SPF24 (and PA++) daily light lotion
  11. HHN all-natural deodorant with sunflower (the pink one)
  12. Bobbie cuticle oil with avocado extract, almond oil, and vit. E
  13. Bobbie premium nail creme in Vamp (red)
  14. Nichido lip pencil in Rosette

Five (5) Misses :-((
  1. L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense shampoo (orange bottle)
  2. L'oreal Paris Smooth Intense conditioner (orange bottle)
  3. Ever Bilena cosmetics compact foundation from Saizen (Daiso)
  4. Maxi-peel SPF20 sunblock
  5. Saizen (Daiso) body lotion whitening milk+SPF   
That is all. Thank you for checking this out. >.<
If you have any question about these products, feel free to comment down below. I would be more than happy to answer your question :-)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Giveaway Alert and My Favorite Ana Victorino Makeup Tutorial!

First of all I would like to congratulate Ms. Ana for her second year anniversary!
I know that you're still on your way to a much greater success as a makeup artist, but I think it won't take that much time because you are very talented :-) Please continue to inspire us with your talent and passion for makeup.

If you happen to know her that's great! But just in case you don't please visit her on her blog:

or better yet, check out her YT channel! Click the link below to be directed to her channel.

BTW, my favorite Ana Victorino makeup tutorial is the,

Lana Del Rey Inspired Makeup Tutorial - anavictorin0 

I just like this makeup look. Besides I have a liking to retro/vintage/pin-up kind of look :-)

Now, onto the fun part.
She is currently giving away lots of beauty loot for her second (2) year anniversary.
Check out this link to know how awesome her prizes are!

She's giving away a total of nine (9) gift sets. Wohooo!

Merry Christmas everyone :-)

Friday, December 21, 2012

First Impression Review | Bath & Body Blends Fresh Gojiberry & Plum

A hand sanitizer.

Quite small but handy.
Php 75.00 (50 mL)

Product of/ Manufacturer:
Red Logo Lifestyle, Inc. 

Taken from Red Logo's December 2012 Magalogue.

Where did you get this/ where to get: 
I got this from my bfhubby.
But you can get this from your local Red Logo dealer (PH residents) or online here.

Pour into hands and briskly rub them together till dry (duh, XD).

Water (aqua), Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract, Lactose, Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Jojoba Esters, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Triclosan, CI 77007.

Q1: How do you find this product?
A nice product, I must say. First, I love how it feels good on my hands. It has alove vera and glycerin which is what probably makes this thing moisturizing :) If you know me, I love products with aloe! I don't know what's with aloe, but my skin just loves it... Secondly, I REALLY love it's scent! It reminds me of those little lychee flavored jellies sold here at PH. Sweet but light enough, so that it doesn't put you off every time you put this on your hands :)

If you can see that blue bead amidst the clear liquidy gel...that's probably Triclosan :D

Clear gel. Never mind my ugly hand :p

Q2: How will you rate this product?
3 stars out of 5

Hmm, why 3 out of 5 you ask? Well, as much as I adore it's scent and moisturizing effect... I am honestly put off with some of it's ingredients. Namely, (1) Triclosan, "Fragrance," etc. I don't know know about you, but lately I have heard/read some articles citing some concerns about these two ingredients... I can't remember all the link(s) to these articles, but of can do your own research if you're curious.

Q3: Will you repurchase this product?
Hmm, I'm not sure. Maybe. Technically, I didn't purchase this so... :D

Q4: To whom will you recommend this product?
To all other girls (or guys) out there who likes aloe and/or lychee scented products.

This is not a sponsored review.
This product was bought with my own money.  I am not paid to do this review, and neither am I affiliated with the company or companies mentioned here.

We are all different, so what works for me may not work for you. Any products that I rave about or recommend are to be bought at your own risk. All images reviews are all taken by myself and watermarked and copyrighted unless otherwise stated. If I am using your material, I will most definitely credit you. Please contact me otherwise.

Have you tried this product? Share your thoughts or experience on the comments section below.

Thanks for reading! <3   

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Shop Update (Verry Merry): Fashionable Rings!

Trendy Korean Rings!

(more items/designs available just check out each album)

RING Collection {1}


Item code: R072




RING Collection {2}



RING Collection {3}




To order, send an order form via private message (PM) on our FB page.

Thank you



Monday, December 3, 2012

Shop Update (Verry Merry): NEW ITEMS! Perfect for Gift-giving this Holiday Season! :)

What's new at Verry Merry?

NEW ITEMS! (updated each month)

Check out this album for new in-stock bags, shoes, bottoms (skirts, skorts, short and long pants), stationery items, toys, etc!


Item code: Bag015
Php 999

 Bow Charmer Mobile Pouch
Php 180

 My Teddy Dots Mobile Pouch
Php 180

 Item code: Bag003
Php 399

 Item code: Bag011
Php 599

 Item code: Bag004
Php 499

 Item code: Expression Black Tote Bag
Php 145

 Happy Mori Case for Samsung S3
Php 390

 MOZ Style for Galaxy Note
Php 345

 Item code: 2W40
Php 370

 Item code: 3W41
Php 375

 Item code: 3W87
Php 375

Item code: LK27
Php 715

 Item code: LK29
Php 650

 Item code: LK57
Php 365

 Item code: 32LU05
Php 355

 Item code: 32LU06
Php 355

 Item code: N166
Php 200

 Necklace Blooming Butterfly (N165)
Php 200

 Necklace Owls Night (N164)
Php 200

 Item code: 29G04
Php 150

 Item code: 51G57
Php 165

 Item code: 40G37
Php 170

 Item code: 42G85
Php 180

 Item code: 60M19
Php 160each, two for Php 240

 Item code: LT27
Php 170

 Item code: LT78
Php 345

 Vintage Travel Pocket
Retail: Php 170
Wholesale: Php 760 for 8 pcs (one of each design)



 We also have new watches in-stock! Some examples below:

Item code: Watch017
Php 360

 Item code: Watch018
Php 380

 Item code: Watch019
Php 380

 Item code: Watch024
Php 380

 Item code: Watch025
Php 450

 Item code: Watch016D
Php 380


If you would like to order, please visit us at

and send us a private message (PM).  

Thank you for checking us out! :) 

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