Friday, September 28, 2012

Tight-budget shopping

When “ber” month starts, I usually go on panic buying for Christmas gifts. It’s too early but I guess it’s more practical than doing it on November or December. Oh gawd! I can’t stand the jam-packed crowd in malls. Actually, I don’t much like Christmas. Because that season makes everywhere traffic most especially after work.

So anyway, I already started doing Christmas shopping. Since I’m on a tight-budget, I decided to buy gifts in Divisoria. Oh yes! You heard it! DI-VI-SO-RIA! I bought my gifts there in wholesale so it would be much cheaper than retail. You just have to go there early like 8am so you can bargain the price that you like. People get surprised if I tell them that I usually go there at 8am (it’s the mall opening). I don’t like to stay beyond 10am onwards because the crowd is getting crammed full and it’s difficult to take a ride going back to LRT Recto station.

So there we are, I already bought gifts for my officemates and some of my god-children. Actually, I still have to go back there to buy gifts for our bosses. Their items are in good quality and beautiful. Don’t worry. There are lot of items to choose from and I’ve said, you can bargain the price most especially if it’s WHOLESALE.

Owkaaaaayyyy….. so of course, I can’t stand without buying anything for myself. Haha.. 168 is really famous for a “low-priced”items. Like this one:

I bought this at 2 for Php150. Actually, I and my helper shared at Php150. So, it’s like we bought this at Php75 each. 

I was really happy when I saw this. I bought my dri-fit shirt and shorts at Php1,680 and Php1,200. But these items only cost Php100 EACH. The items don’t look like fake. It’s how you carry it and pretend that you have an expensive Nike and Adidas outfit. Hehe.. I know it’s the brand that you’re paying for but for me, I don’t care about it. As long as it doesn’t look like imitation to me, GOOOOOOWWWWW AND GRAB IT!!!!!!

This necklace is actually 3 for Php100. But this was the only necklace that attracted me. It looks elegant for a Php100 and besides, I don’t have a necklace that looks like this.

The other two bracelets cost Php40 and Php50. But in online stores, it already cost Php150-200 EACH. See how much money you can save from these items???!!!!! It was a great shopping at 168 mall because all items are in low prices compared to mall and even in online store. What discourages me in going to 168 mall is that, it’s really tiring to go there and time consuming. 

I don’t know if this is a jacket or a cover-up. Hehe.. This is from 168 too. I just saw this in one of the Korean boutiques at 4th floor of the mall. This came up with 3 different colors – black, gray, beige. Black is nice too but I have lots of black. When I fit this in gray color, I fell in love to it though I still don’t know what to pair with this. The fitting is very nice to me. I think this was made for me. what I attracted to this is its pleats on the sleeves. It compliments to the inner shirt or dress that you’ll going to wear. The color is very basic and the fabric looks like thick but it’s not. The fabric is very soft and it’s very comfortable to wear. Don’t worry; I’ll blog this once I wear this. Can you suggest something that could be paired with this? Thank you J
This lace longsleeves caught my attention. It seems the fabric is itchy to the skin and it looks like warm on the body. When I fitted this, this longsleeves looks conservative to me. My body was all wrapped with lace and my helper laugh at me because she was not used to see me wearing clothes like this. I always go for shorts, sleeveless, dress, skinny jeans, and sexy tees. So when I saw this and decided to buy it, I realized that I have to get used to wearing like this. It can be paired with lace shorts too. But unfortunately, I wasn’t able to buy one. I can also pair this with high waisted jeans or blue pants and a pair of wedge. Agree? J
So this is it. I can’t let you see what gifts I bought for my friends and officemates. They might see it once they read this blog. Hehe.. But let’s be practical. Divisoria is not an eewwhhh place (for some they call it “eehhwww”). Even the rich people go there to bargain prices. Dressing up or giving gifts depends on how you carry it. Not all low-priced items can be easily broken or not all low-priced clothes or accessories looks like fake. Sometimes, you have to know what a good buy is. You have to learn the art of shopping. You can dress up for as low as Php800. In that amount, you already a pair of jeans, a sexy blouse, and a fashionable shoes. Try to go there one of these days. You’ll see what I’m telling you. J

P.S. the jacket/cover-up and the lace longsleeves were just a gift to me. Those were a surprised gifts because he saw in my eyes that I really wanted those clothes. How sweet. Hehe.. J


I know it’s too early to make a Christmas wish list. I just hope that someone can read this and surprise me anyone of these. HAHAHA…. Is there someone out there who has a kind heart that can donate  any of these? Lol. J So anyway, here are the things for my wish list:

1. a brand new car (manual drive)

2. a desktop


4. IPAD 3 (wifi only)

5. a macbook pro laptop

6. a new digital camera

I also wish for my dreams to come true. I know God knows everything about it. I’m hardly praying that God will help me all the way in pursuing any of them. I believe that hard work and patience are the keys to success. Who knows.. One of these days, God will grant me one of my wishes. I just have to keep my faith stronger. If it’s for me, then it’s for me. If I can’t have it, then there’s something better for me.

How about you? Do you already have wish list for Christmas? J

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Are you looking for a branded perfume that suits your budget? Well, if you have instagram, follow sprayforless and there are lot of various branded perfume to choose from. If you don’t see your favourite perfume posted on that account, you can text the seller and ask your preferred perfume. Good thing about it is that, she could do meet up if ever you’re near her area. The seller is from Marikina. Her name is Marie. I asked few questions regarding her online store and she told me that I was the first customer who bought thru instagram. She didn’t post any of her products in her facebook and only her friends know about her business. Since she’s from Marikina, we supposed to meet at Mcdonald’s Marcos H-way at 7pm. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it by that time. So she suggested to meet at SM Masinag to pick up the item. When I got the item, I found this simple note on its packaging:

Awwww……. On my 3 years of online shopping, that was the first time I received a note together with what I purchased J this online seller knows how to please her customer. Actually, I don’t know how she found my instagram account. I mean, we’re not even friends in facebook. I just added her after our transaction. So here’s what I bought from her:

I really love this perfume. I never had this that’s why I tried it. This perfume really last long. I might buy this again from her once it is consumed. Lol. J

So there you are. I suggest you follow her on instagram and check out her products. You can also add her in facebook but those products are not posted there.

Hi Marie, if you’re reading this, I hope this could help to promote your online shop. I suggest that you post all your items in all your accounts so you can have more customers. Thank you for this note. This made me felt heart-warmed J ‘till our next transaction. Definitely there will be next time. J

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Watsons Hair Products

Everytime I color my hair, I always make sure that my hair won’t get damaged. I usually color my hair once every three months so there’s a tendency of hair breakage – e.g. split ends, hair fall, dry hair, etc. if I don’t treat it. I’m not used to go to salons just to have my hair treated. I haven’t tried any of it. I don’t know why but I’m not used to it. Seriously. I just have my own ways of keeping my hair healthy. You want to know my secret?

Tan-ta-na-nan-ta-nan! My Watsons products! These products give me big savings than going to salons. The picture on the left side is a BUY 1 TAKE 1 product. And for you to know, it would only cost for Php229 to make your hair shiny most especially to a long hair like mine. You can choose whatever combination you like depends on what you need. There’s also treatment wax for falling hair and for dry hair. The picture on the right side is for colored hair. This is not a BUY-1-TAKE-1 product but this product only cost Php100. Actually, I only found out this product while I was buying my hair color. The saleslady just went up to me to guide me on buying hair treatment products. There’s no difference among them. It’s just that the picture on the left side can be used ONCE A WEEK while the picture on the left side can be used EVERYDAY. As in my case, I get easily irritated if I feel that my hair is dry. Usually, for a long and colored hair like mine, you have to use conditioner so your hair won’t get dry. So I prefer buying the Hair Luxe for Color Treated Hair so the color won’t easily fade plus my hair will get extra shiny.


So this is the shade I chose in lieu of Light Auburn. I was really sad when I knew that Light auburn will be faced out. I was really wondering that time why I was having a hard time in looking for that shade. Then I asked the saleslady if Light Auburn is still available. Then she told me that Light Auburn is already consuming it. She also doesn’t know why it happened to be like that. HAHAHA…. If I know she really doesn’t want to tell their customer the exact reason behind it. So anyway, going back to my topic, why I like Watsons is that, Revlon Haircolor products were on sale! Yeheeeeeey!!!! I bought mine at Php345 from its original price of Php395. See the difference??????!!!!!!

Watsons is the place where you can buy everything you need in affordable prices – from beauty products to skin products to hair products and kitchen necessities. The happiest part of shopping in Watsons is that, most of their items are in BUY-1-TAKE-1 mode. J
P.S. Please forgive me for all my blurred/noisy photos. I took it with my old digital cam and its actuations reached its limit. To all photography aficionados, I know you can understand it. J Thank you. J

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pasalubong from Tito Jeck

COTTON ON cover-up from Singapore! J I never thought that Tito Jeck would seriously take my favour. Thank you so much, Tito Jeck! J you really know what suits me. It means you really know the type of clothes that I'm wearing. haha.. Will blog this once I mixed and matched this with my other outfit. Actually, this is the first time you handed me a pasalubong like this. You made me smile. hehe.. you’re the sweetest! J Thank youuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!


I always tell my friends that I want to have a tattoo. Just only one and that would be fine. I know my parents won’t like it because my mom sees it as a dirty art on your body. But for me, it’s symbolizes something on a person. Like this one in the picture:

Actually, this is the design I want for myself. I want it in a 1.5 inch blue ink. Why this design? “Carpe Diem” means SEIZE THE DAY. This reminds me that I have to make the best out of the day. That I won’t give up in whatever decision I may have in the near future. This will be a constant reminder that I can do anything in the best that I can. Why blue ink? Blue is my favourite colour. People remember me on this colour that’s why I prefer in blue ink though tattoo artist say that it fades easily. And so what? That’s the colour I want. Hehe..
Where will I put my tattoo if ever I’ll get one? I’ll put this at the lower left side of my tummy area. I have to hide it a little bit since I’m connected in a private institution. It’s not prohibited actually. Its just that people may have something to say about me. so I have to conceal it the best way that I can J
At the end of the script, I want to put a blue small star to remind me that I should not stop aiming goals in life. I easily give up. I’m easily get down if I hear something negative about me and about my work. But I should not be like that. I should prove to them that they are wrong and I have to prove them wrong. I did that before and I succeeded my journey. But I have to be braver in whatever circumstance that I’ll take in life. My journey just began and I should not stop taking the path. I’ll be successful in whatever dream I have.
I already have an artist. Actually, I don’t want a male artist so I really looked for a female tattoo artist. Gladly, my highschool batchmate had her several tattoo from this female tattoo artist. I saw her designs and I immediately texted her. She quoted me at a lower price and the thing is, she will free the small star that I want to put at the end of the script. Yeheeeeey!!!!! I’m excited to have a tattoo but I’m thinking thoroughly if I’m ready to have one. As I’ve said, people may say something about me and I had a trauma of being talked about behind my back.
So anyway, that’s it for this. You can define me in many ways but once you get to know me, for sure, you’ll love for who I am. Haha.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Primadonna Shoes

Everytime I buy shoes, I always look for heels or wedges. I don’t know why I’m regretting buying flats shoes worth Php800 instead of buying 3-4 inches heels or wedges worth Php1,000-2,000. I really go for heels instead of flats. Normally, I buy flats shoes/sandals on sale (haha..).
I asked my uncle to buy me a pair of shoes so he just gave Php1,000. Actually, he was quite worried that I may ask for an expensive shoes. He thought that my pairs of shoes are worth 2,000-3,000 bucks. Awwww….. That’s too expensive for me. Seriously. You can call me scrooge but hell yeah, I really won’t pull my money for that.
So anyway, I was looking for a good buy heels shoes. I went to Market Market Market just to go to their tiangge and go shopping. After stall hopping, I roamed around just to check their boutiques. Then when I passed by Primadonna, I was attracted by their colourful shoes most especially their shoes with color combination. As I entered their store, I felt the store was so perfect for me. Their shoes are very me – sexy and vibrant. I can feel that I’ll find my perfect pair of shoes there.
So there we are, I found the shoes that I was looking for. Tan-ta-na-nan-ta-nan!!!!

My blue-and-orange heels shoes. I can’t call it stiletto because stilettos are heels with thin heels (hahaha…. So redundant). This pair of shoes is very comfortable because the front of the shoes is high so my feet are not that elevated. Wearing heels is very tiring actually. You just have to choose the right pair shoes for your feet. If you’re not comfortable wearing heels and you just have to wear it on special occasions like wedding, cocktail party, graduation, office events, etc., choose a pair of shoes like this especially when you’ll be standing for a long time. Of course not the colour but the style itself.

So going back to my shoes, actually, I had a hard time in choosing what colour to purchase. There were lot of colour combinations you may choose from. I suggest you to visit their store in Market Market, SM San Lazaro, Sta. Lucia Mall, SM North EDSA, SM Novaliches, SM Manila, SM Masinag, Ali Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, SM Marilao, NE Pacific Mall, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Rosario, SM Dasmariñas, SM Bacoor, Limketkai Mall, SM CDO, KCC Mall, Robinsons Bacolod, SM Consolation Cebu, and Harbor Point Subic. See… Most of it are in SM Malls.
I’m very excited to use this in a mix-and-match outfit. I feel that if use this, I’ll stand out in a crowd. This pair of shoes is very discerning. Once you use this and walk confidently, people will head turn on you from head to toe.
Wearing heels really looks sexy on a girl. It’s just that you have to stand and walk with confidence and act as if nothing hurts. That’s what you call “tiis-ganda”. Haha.. You just have to be smart in buying heels. You should consider its weight and the elevation of your feet. Some heels are too high and the front of the shoes is very flat. That’s very tiring. For me, that’s what you call “killer shoes”. Haha.. If you feel that the heels/stilletto is very heavy for your feet, then that’s not for you. If you’re not used to wearing high heels but you want to wear heels, choose a pair of shoes with 2 inches heels. Promise, it’ll be comfortable on your feet.
But for me, I really prefer wearing heels. It can boost my confidence and self-esteem. I feel sexier on this. But of course, I always have my flats in case my feet get tired. I can stand wearing heels for 4-5hours only. So it’s a MUST for me to have with me my flats.

Anyway, I got surprised when I entered Primadonna. Their designs really transformed into something you won’t expect. Honestly, at first, I don’t see Primadonna as one of the “good-buy-shoes”. But when Anne Curtis made to be their endorser, BOOOOOOOM!!!! I can now say that their design can be “lakas maka ANNE CURTIS” look especially when you partner their shoes with their clothes line. Ooooohhhh wow….. ANNE CURTIS NA ANNE CURTIS na! Sexy and very fashionable! Plus the price of their shoes will really suits your budget. Prices are ranging from Php1,300-2,000 and the good thing about Primadonna is they are on sale which ranges from Php1,000-1,5000. Actually, I love Primadonna now. I must say I will definitely buy more shoes from them soon. Screaming to death!!!!!!
Take a look at their bag. Once you purchase shoes or clothes from them, as if you’re also carrying Anne Curtis. This is what I call.. “LAKAS MAKA ANNE CURTIS NG PRIMADONNA”.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t forget to visit Primadonna store at your nearest mall. ENJOY SHOPPING! ÜÜÜ

Monday, September 17, 2012

get to know me in some ways

Let me tell you something about myself. I’m 24 years old. I’m a full time employee in a private institution and at the same time, a part-time MA student in Ateneo de Manila University taking Master in Environmental Management. For some who knows me, they get a little bit weird on what I took because the program is really different from who I am. Oh well, the program is very relative to the business sector that I’m currently connected with and I don’t have any regret on what I’m pursuing because I believe that this will generate more income to me. But on the other hand, my closest friends are always telling me that I’m better off in fashion world.
Okay, so FASHION.. Number 1 description of me when you ask me who really LYN is. The people who know me will answer you this and they never fail to be constant in giving answer when you ask that question.. “You don’t know LYN? She’s the one who always dress like she’s always going to somewhere else. She’s the ma-porma one!”. So That’s it. I’m not like Camille Co nor Kryz Uy nor even like Laureen Uy who really dresses well. I guess I became fashion-enthusiast because of them. They are my inspirations when it comes to fashion. I always read their blog everyday, look at their outfit, and check the brands of their clothes. I always do online shopping most especially when I see them wearing that brand. Online shopping isn’t bad after all. It makes me easy doing shopping since I’ll just deposit my payment and deliver the item to my door.
I love shopping. Seriously. I do shopping in my most practical way. I don’t usually buy in an expensive boutique. I just do it often (if I really have a budget) or sometimes I save for the item that I want to buy in an expensive boutique and when I already have the budget, I’ll buy it asap. I normally shop at Forever 21 and I believe that Forever 21 is not an expensive store. I love buying clothes in SM department store. There are lot of choices to choose from. I do love clothes, bags, accessories, and most especially.. SHOES! Arrrrggggghhh.... TO DIE FOR! Will blog my shoe collection soon so you’ll know how addict I am with shoes. Most of my friends tag me as a “shoe lover of the year”. This year is the most number of shoes that I bought and I have to control myself in buying shoes from now on. Haha.. I’m currently collecting flats now because I lay-low buying high-heeled shoes since I don’t go usually to parties anymore. Nyahahahaha.....
Party.. Oh yes! I really love to go to parties. It’s one of stress relievers. I can feel the happiness and in parties. Anyway, I’m still young, wild, and free and I still have the guts to wear sexy dresses, rock my stiletto, and show off what I’ve got. See?! That’s how I spend the life that was given to me. Work hard, party HARDER!
I’m an eccentric but outgoing person. I usually want to be alone for some reason. I don’t usually show off myself to other people except to the people I get used to be with. I’m afraid to be judged for who I am because the only people who understand me are the ones who know everything behind me. I’m hardly understood by many. If you have a mature mindset, maybe we can really get along with. HAHAHA.... I’m moody. I swear. I usually gets quiet and can be misinterpret as well. Don’t be ha? Because that’s just who I am. If I get quiet, don’t fool around with me. Just let me be quiet because I’ll be the one who’ll crack a joke afterwards. I hate to be fooled around when I’m not in the mood so better behave when you feel that I’m not in a “playing time” mode. But I do love my friends. I give them my full support in whatever they do. They always have my back whenever they need me. I’m just one text and call away.
I love reading books. But as of now, I can’t read books as much as I want to because I’m loaded with reading materials for my paper. I love reading books most especially when I’m bored and not yet sleepy at night. It makes me reflect on so many things that are happening around me. Plus, I really don’t know how to speak and write in English when I was a kid. So, for the sake of grammar and vocabulary, I learned to read more and more books.
OMG! I love to be photographed. I love camera! I love posing! Ever since when I was in high school, I really dreamt of being posted in one of the billboards in EDSA or C5 or seeing myself even in one page in a magazine. That’s why I dress up like this because I always want to see myself in the photo good-looking and presentable. I love taking photos of myself. I’m sorry but that’s just how I love myself. Patronize your own! HAHAHA.... I’m still hoping that someday I’ll see myself in billboards and magazines, wearing nice clothes and shoes, and endorsing a product. Anyway, there are just 2 of my weaknesses.. FASHION and PHOTOGRAPHY.
When it comes to food, actually, I don’t much eat because of diet purposes. But there’s one thing that I could eat a lot if you really want me to gain weight... PIZZA! It’s my weakness! TO DIE FOR! Hihi.. I do love pizza. I can eat it for a day. awww.... craving is attacking right now! ampf! I don’t much in chocolate. Swear. I’m not like other girls who really want to eat chocolate as comfort food. I hate it! I feel that I’m gaining weight right after I eat sweets. That’s how I’m OC with my figure. I really don’t want to be fat again. It’s hard to style my outfit. That’s what I’m concern about.
Since I’m figure conscious, I also do work out. I’m doing boxing and go to gym for cardio and do some weights for my figure. I’m currently working out my oblique because I don’t have curves which I really hate and I’m aiming for. I’m also aiming for 105lbs. by the end of this year since I’m currently weighing 113lbs. now but unfortunately, I won’t be able to reach that weight. I’m in trouble of night life as of now. Liquors + cigars + “slight” pulutan = weight overload.
I can’t go out without my 80gb ipod classic. It saves my boredom in traffic. I always go on with the music everytime I drive. Of course, party music and hipsop sounds beat in my car. It always boost up my mood to start my day. I don’t normally listen to sentimental sounds. Only if I want rest up my ears with those upbeating sounds. Hehe.. You know.. I used to go to parties that’s why even if I’m driving around to office, to school, or to somewhere else, party music is what I want to hear for a great feeling.
So there you are. I hope by dropping my blog, you get to know in so many ways. So if ever I start fashion blogging, you know who I am and never judge me. Thank you.
P.S. I’ll start fashion blogging soon. So if ever you want to contact me, just text or call me at 0932-4704417 for you inquiries and collaborations. Thank you.

water + sun + camera + pose

It’s been 5 months since these photos were taken. Well, I just wanted to make an entry about this since I’m also promoting my friend who has a potential in photography. He’s a nephew of my bestfriend. He really takes good photos in different places and uses it in exhibits. Well, that was a very good start of his passion.
So here it is. We had our company outing last April 14-15, 2012 at El Puerto Marina in Lingayen, Pangasinan. The place is nice for a simple outing or if you just want to have a simple and quiet vacation with your family or your loved ones. Though the beach is not as beautiful as what other beach is. It is far away from the resort. That’s what makes the place turn off.
So we arrived there at 11:30a.m. We had picture taking, bonding, and the most awaited part the outing.. LUNCH! After we had lunch, I and Patrick went to the seashore and took a look at their beach. Well, it was 1pm and what would you expect of the heat at the area? Wow, it was really overwhelming heat as if our skin was burning and it seems we were walking on a floor of fire. Haha.. so anyway, I thought of having a photoshoot though I was not really confident with my figure. I was really fat! Oh my! It was just that, my self-confidence was too high at that time and the eagerness of wanting to have photos at the beach was undefined. Lol.
So here are some of my photos that Patrick had captured:

This one has a story. I can’t stand the heat so I walked like this. And fortunately, Patrick captured it without any blur. Wow! That’s my photographer! Haha.. and look at the waves. Its perfect, right?? J

Oh gawd! I was really having a hard time posing on the water (though its NOT pretty obvious. Lol!) because I didn’t want to get dark. I was really staying away from the sun. haha..

Owkaaaayyyy….. quite tired and my skin was hurting because of the heat. So I decided to sit and take a rest. I didn’t know that Patrick was taking the shot of this. My scar on my right leg is really obvious. Isn’t it??

Playing with water was my peg. Happiness was shown in this photo.  This reminds me that I could still be a kid once in awhile J

I so looooooooove this shot and this is my favourite among all of my photos. I feel so sexy and long-legged at the same time. Haha.. what do you think?

Oh gawd! Why I love this photo is because of the perfect waves that have been captured. I don’t like the subject but the background is what makes the subject beautiful. Hahaha…. Look at the baby fats! C’mon! Hahaha….

So you know why I asked to be photographed like that? Its because I don’t want you to see my BABY FATS! You all thought that I'm thin in the photo but you guys are wrong!

This shot was taken at the hundred islands while we were on island hopping. I miss my bangs. Do you think I have to put bangs again or not? Say hello to this chubby one J

So there you go. These are all Patrick’s shots of me. And the good thing about it, I’m really at ease with Patrick being my photographer. He actually knows my angle and how to make me beautiful and sexy J
So if ever you’ll see a 3ckshot watermark, its actually Patrick’s shots.
Thank you, Patrick! ‘till next time J