Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Congrats to the Winner of My Biggest Giveaway!

A few days after I posted my Pink MagaLine's Biggest Giveaway, there was one thing that bloggers battled with over the internet-- the DTI issue! Anyway, it's all over so thanks God these people realized that it's pretty crazy to secure a permit just to giveaway stuff like these. Now it's time to announce the winner. Oh, before I forget, let me express my deepest gratitude to the owner of KOTSEBOOK.COM for being my first giveaway sponsor ever. I love you man! I know this giveaway wouldn't be possible without you. Also, thank you to you all ladies who joined this giveaway. Hope you join again next time even the giveaway is not as big as this one.



And the winner is.. drum roll please..


congratulations to.. Mommy Jes!!!

Please contact me as soon as possible to know how you can redeem your prize :)

Missing the Corporate World

I did several jobs in the past before I turned into a full-time mom and part-time blogger. I did ushering, tutoring, teaching, instructing, sales and telemarketing, customer service, and even worked as corporate slave! Well, I am pretty happy with what I'm doing now, but I sometimes miss the corporate world.. the reason why I decided to come up with this look.




What I wore: Jacket from SM Surplus store, red top from Landmark, DIY leopard skirt, leather bag from Istanbul, Forever 21 leopard earrings, random ring and tights, and Parisian Original pumps.


With my fellow blogger, Jenny Roxas, at Maxims Tower in Resort World Manila.


I know I cannot be ready in 30 minutes when going out for a blogger event. I swear I always end up changing several clothes before hitting the road, so I created this Polyvore set a few days before the Miss Resorts World Manila 2011 Swimsuit Competition and Media Presentation. It served as a model, using what I have in my closet that are similar to the pieces in the set. Looking at it now, I just realized that I missed something. The necklace! I forgot wearing it!! Hahaha!!!
My outfit to Resort's World
My Outfit to Resort's World by MrsKolca

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania cowl neck top
$245 - net-a-porter.com

Calvin Klein Collection wool jacket
$599 - theoutnet.com

Vila bodycon skirt
£7.50 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Christian louboutin heels
£375 - net-a-porter.com

Givenchy black shoulder bag
$1,490 - barneys.com

Leopard print earrings
$16 - macys.com

Kenneth Jay Lane beading necklace
€225 - pret-a-beaute.com

Chanel - Hydrabase Lipstick - No.170 Gipsy Scarlet 3.5g/0.12oz
$38 - yesstyle.com

Butter London 3 Free Lacquer Nail Polish
$14 - zappos.com



I got my free makeup makeover from Revlon courtesy of Cosmopolitan Magazine, then my hair by Validosa Salon for only P199. A blogger friend thought I looked liked the late beauty queen and actress Chat Silayan that day. Hmmm.. what do you think?



Photo Source: www.newsflash.org


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sale Find: Paris Hilton Timeless Chihuahua Shoulder Bag

I already handed down my old Paris Hilton tote to a younger cousin, so it was a perfect timing when they announced that in order to get a pass to Paris Hilton's Meet and Greet at the Mega Atrium, one has to buy a purse from her store. Thanks to advertisers 'cause I was able to earn money to get myself a new bag from Paris Hilton Bags and Accessories. I visited the newest branch in Megamall just 2 days before ribbon-cutting and was happy to get a discount before Paris Hilton herself visited the store.


Very cute bag bling.


Ohhh.. Tinkerbell, is tat u?

Will take care of this bag.

Cos the heiress signed it! :)




Sale Find: Paris Hilton Timeless Chihuahua Flap Bag
Sale Price: P3700
Regular Price: P4,300
Sale From: Paris Hilton Handbags and Accessories - MEGA Atrium

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Seduction Lipstick in Deep Marashino

It's been a while since my last beauty product review. I just updated my vanity kit, therefore I have new make up and lipsticks. New because it's my first time to buy and use them, and to see if they work on me, I will try to make a review of every item. Here's the first.

Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Seduction Lipstick in Deep Marashino 3 g


Regular price: P375 (more or less 9 USD)


This is my photo without lipstick. Ok, I know I need more sleep, so please never mind my eye bags. LOL.

This is the shot with Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Seduction Lipstick in Deep Marashino. I first applied Maybelline Lip Balm in strawberry as a base.


Swatches. Without flash on the left and with flash on the right.


Notes about this product:
-It doesn't leave my lips dry.
-The color looks nice on my pigmented lips.
-Price is very affordable.
-I look pretty with it so.. I will buy it again!

Oh hey, I want to improve my skills in applying makeup and lipstick. I think, my workshop with Reiva Cruz of MUD is not enough. If you have special techniques in applying lippies, please feel free to share them in your comment. I will really appreciate it.

Enjoy your long weekend ladies! xoxo

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I'm an FNite Blogger

This is something that made very happy last week. Female Network mentioned this blog to their article Blog Roll: Over 35 FNite Blogs You Should Check Out. You know, I am glad to share my knowledge in blogging and online earning to other members. That's why I actively participate in threads that include the world wide web, putting up a blog, etc. Aside from blogging topics, I also join threads about fashion, beauty, shopping, and the like. It's fun being a Girl Talker*. I get to promote my blog and even get featured by Female Network too!




Are you Girl Talker and a blogger as well? Go to the link below and check if you're in the list.

http://www.femalenetwork.com/travel-leisure/blog-roll-over-35-fnite-blogs-you-should-check-out

Happy blogging GT friends! More power FN!! Muah.. muah.. muah!!!



*Girl Talker - a forum member of Girl Talk, an online forum over at Female Network.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Miss World Philippines 2011 Finalists

Aside from Miss Resort's World Manila 2011, another event that I'm waiting for is Miss World Philippines 2011. For this year's pageant, there is a total of 25 candidates vying for the title. Check the official list below.


1. SAMANTHA NERVILLE PURVOR
Age: 24
Region: Quezon City
Height: 5’6”
Vital Statistics: 34-26-35.5

2. JULIAN SAVARD
Age: 19
Region: Mabalacat, Pampanga
Height: 5’6 ½”
Vital Statistics: 31-24.5-33.5

3. KAREN JOYCE PEÑANUEVA
Age: 23
Region: Davao City
Height: 5’6 ¾”
Vital Statistics: 33.5-25.75-35.5


4. IRENE GABRIEL
Age: 19
Region: Puerto Princesa
Height: 5’6”
Vital Statistics: 35-26-34.5

5. ROGELIE CATACUTAN
Age: 20
Region: Cebu City
Height: 5’7”
Vital Statistics: 33-26-36

6. RICHELLE THERESE BORJA
Age: 22
Region: Toledo City, Cebu
Height: 5’8”
Vital Statistics: 33.5-28.5-36

7. CHARLOTTE MELISSA TYLER
Age: 23
Region: Quezon City
Height: 5’8 ¼”
Vital Statistics: 35-25.5-35

8. GAYDRA RAMA
Age: 23
Region: General Santos City
Height: 5’7”
Vital Statistics: 31.5-26-34


9. MARTHA CHLOE MCCULLEY
Age: 24
Region: Parañaque City
Height: 5’7 ¼”
Vital Statistics: 32-24-34

10. PRINCESS TIFFANY CARBUNGCO
Age: 21
Region: Angeles City, Pampanga
Height: 5’8”
Vital Statistics: 33-25-35


11. MERCY MALALUAN
Age: 21
Region: Camarines Norte
Height: 5’8”
Vital Statistics: 33.5-25.5-35

12. ELAINE KAY MOLL
Age: 19
Region: Naga City
Height: 5’9 ¾”
Vital Statistics: 32-26.5-36

13. GWENDOLYN RUAIS
Age: 21
Region: Muntinlupa City
Height: 5’11”
Vital Statistics: 36.5-27-37.5

14. JOEY ALBERT SHORT
Age: 23
Region: Zamboanga City
Height: 5’9 ¾”
Vital Statistics: 31-26-36.5

15. JAYSEL ARROZAL
Age: 21
Region: Valenzuela City
Height: 5’8 ½”
Vital Statistics: 36-28.5-37.5

16. LOUCELLE DE JESUS
Age: 22
Region: Angeles City, Pampanga
Height: 5’9 ½”
Vital Statistics: 32-27-35.5


17. ERIN DOLORES LANE
Age: 18
Region: Taguig
Height: 5’7 ¾ ”
Vital Statistics: 35.5-27.5-37

18. DONNA MARICEL CARDINO
Age: 22
Region: Mandaue, Cebu City
Height: 5’7 ½ ”
Vital Statistics: 34-28-35.5

19. MICA ANGELA ANGELES
Age: 17
Region: Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Height: 5’7 ¾ ”
Vital Statistics: 31.5-27-35


20. JAYANNE MARIE ALDANESE
Age: 19
Region: Pasay City
Height: 5’7 ¾ ”
Vital Statistics: 33-25-34

21. MAE LIEZEL RAMOS
Age: 20
Region: Camarines Sur, Bicol
Height: 5’7”
Vital Statistics: 33-25.5-36

22. MA. PAULA BIANCA PAZ
Age: 22
Region: Nueva Ecija
Height: 5’6 ½ ”
Vital Statistics: 35-26.5-36.5


23. CHRISTINE KATE ADI
Age: 23
Region: Baguio City
Height: 5’6”
Vital Statistics: 30.5-24-34.5


24. HELEN NICOLETTE HENSON
Age: 22
Region: San Fernando, Pampanga
Height: 5’6”
Vital Statistics: 32.5-24.5-35

25. ERINA ANN LIGHTHOLDER
Age: 22
Region: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5’6”
Vital Statistics: 33.5-24.5-35

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Irene Gabriel, Erin Dolores Lane, and Helen Nicolette Henson are my top picks for this year. Nevertheless, I have a feeling that Helen Henson is going to the title. If you remember, she joined Bb. Pilipinas 2010 where she placed 2nd Runner Up. She could've competed in the Miss Universe 2010 held in Las Vegas, Nevada but Venus Raj was reinstated and eventually won 4th Runner Up.



Photo Source: http://www.missworldphilippines.com

Sunday, August 21, 2011

An Interview with Isha Dinio

Like I told you in my previous post, I did a very short interview with Isha Dinio during the Paris Hilton Meet and Greet at MEGA Atrium. I am talking about @iamishagirl, the recognized #1 Filipino fan of the hotel heiress. She was kind enough to give me a few minutes before she headed to see her greatest idol again. Thanks girl! Here's the interview.



Isha has been very lucky, right? Though she started to have haters in Twitter and Facebook, we can just can't erase the fact that she is Paris Hilton's babe here in the Philippines! Try to google her name and you'll see why.

To you Isha, do not mind your haters. Always remember that you are the chosen one by the heiress herself. Thanks for allowing me to interview you. Good luck!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I Just Met Paris Hilton!

Paris Hilton Meet and Greet was successfully held at MEGA Atrium last August 18, 2011. Local celebrities and fans alike enjoyed the event. Most of them dressed for the occassion, some prepared a gift to give Paris, and others even took with them a special item or memorabilia for the autograph signing.

Miss Tessa Prieto - Valdez in her famous signature-- the headpiece!


One of the ladies who took control of the fans. Lovely dress she has.


While waiting for the heiress to come down, this lady host entertained the people with trivia and stories about her.



Isha Dinio, recognized as the #1 Filipino fan of Paris was called for an on the spot interview. Side note: I also did an interview with Isha. Check it HERE.



The raffle draw took place before Paris Hilton's appearance.


Three lucky ladies were called, each took home a souvenir Paris Hilton bag.

The raffle draw is done, right? Who gets these remaining 3? Hmmm.. must be the bags Paris gave to Isha Dinio.


Alas, Paris finally came! The crowd went wild. Both girls and boys were shouting "I love you Paris!" and Paris was like "Thank you so much. Mahal kita. I love you all guys!"


Luckily, I was able to get the 11th spot in queue for the autograph signing. Paris signed the inner section of my Timeless Chihuahua Shoulder Bag. Yey!!


Too bad individual taking of photos wasn't allowed. Only her assistant's camera was allowed to work.

Instead, I got a photo op with Tim Yap who co-hosted the event. Thanks Tim! :)

Even I didn't score a photo with Paris, seeing her, standing just inches to her, and getting a beso kiss from her is something that I can never forget. I am not a die hard fan, not even close to Isha Dinio a.ka. "iamishagirl", but I look up on her being a successful businesswoman. I also love her positive attitude towards life. I know this experience is something that I can be proud of sharing to others.

The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.
-Paris Hilton

Friday, August 19, 2011

Miss Resorts World Manila 2011 Swimsuit Competition and Media Presentation

I love watching beauty pageants, local or international. It's just fun to see how the candidates compete for the highest title, showing their talent and charisma to win. As a women + lifestyle blogger, it is my goal to cover big events under the same niche such as Miss Resorts World 2011. So, the bikini competition and media presentation of the 30 candidates last Monday was just memorable.


The beautiful Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2010, Barbie Salvador, hosted the event.


The candidates entranced in their swimsuits and introduced themselves one by one.

Candidate #2 is no other than Princess Leiza Manzon. Remember her from PBB Double Up?


My favorite candidate #4 Pam Sue Nieva has a look-alike. Do you agree that she resembles Rissa Mananquil?

Candidate #8 Ladylyn Riva is also my favorite. She's one of the finalists of the Best in Swimsuit category.


My most favorite candidate is #30 Laurice Venice Tramaño. Looks like a smart and talented lass.


Candidate #17 Princess Angela Abella was chosen as Darling of the Press. Mister Steve Reilly, Vice President of Resorts World Manila, stands beside her for a photo op.


The judges (from L to R) Steve Reilly, Vice President – Resorts World Manila, Colin Kerr, Vice President for Entertainment – Resorts World Manila, Tati Fortuna, Managing Director – Scribble Works Productions, Charlie Yu, President – Empire East; and Jeff Evora, Vice President for Marketing – Resorts World Manila; had a hard time choosing the five finalist for Best in Swimsuit.

Finally, candidates #23 Jenny Panganiban, #8 Ladylyn Riva, #12 Monica Rae Limlengco, #25 Angelie Twigg, and #5 Ann Goldie Laconsay were chosen. Winner will be announced during the coronation night.

The Complete List of Candidates Vying for the title Miss Resorts World Manila 2011

Candidate #1 – Margo Katherine Midwinter
Candidate #2 – Princess Lieza Manzon
Candidate #3 – Cara Massiel Marie Rodriguez
Candidate #4 – Pamela Sue Nieva
Candidate #5 – Ann Goldie Laconsay
Candidate #6 – Joanna Sami Buquing
Candidate #7 – Kriza Charisse Argana
Candidate #8 – Ladylyn Riva
Candidate #9 – Lordalyn Andrin
Candidate #10 – Lorraine Erum
Candidate #11 – Esther Kaara Tan
Candidate #12 – Monica Rae Limlengco
Candidate #13 – Christine Paula Bernasor
Candidate #14 – Honelyn Maninang
Candidate #15 – Reina Mae Maerina
Candidate #16 – Aina Tachiyama
Candidate #17 – Princess Angela Abella
Candidate #18 – Pauleen Conde
Candidate #19 – Angela Luz Abualatta
Candidate #20 – Raquel Gabriel
Candidate #21 – Liezl Verses
Candidate #22 – Sabrina Jane Watts
Candidate #23 – Jenny Panganiban
Candidate #24 – Jo Ann Peria
Candidate #25 – Angelie Twigg
Candidate #26 – Rosalyn Clavano
Candidate #27 – Zhaniethia Villanueva
Candidate #28 – Atheena Kirei Taccad
Candidate #29 – Jinky Serrano
Candidate #30 – Laurice Venice Tramaño


The coronation night for will be held on August 27 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.

To vote for you for your favorite candidate, go to Facebook.com/rwmanila.
For more news and information regarding this event, visit Rwmanila.com.