Posts Tagged ‘fashion’
I Want This For Christmas
Posted on: 14th of November 2008 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

Among my very long wishlist for Christmas (maybe I’ll blog the entire list one of these days) is a Miss A Kit in Radiant Rose:

It’s so handy with its sixteen tools: flashlight, keychain, needle and thread, safety pin, corkscrew, mirror, pen, tweezers, perfume bottle, bottle opener, screwdriver, scissors, ruler, nail file, pill box, and knife. It’s so womanly manly! And it’s in PINK! <3

I’ve been wanting to get one since last year, and ever since I saw the Victorinox booth (I never knew there were Victorinox swiss army watches already) in Bugis last week, I’ve been dreaming about it more. I need to find where they sell them here in Singapore, or maybe I’ll just wait when I go back to Manila.

Organizing and Storing Makeup, Jewelries and Accessories
Posted on: 3rd of November 2008 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I’m a neat freak and I don’t like clutter very much. I clean, pick up mess and unconsciouly organize them into piles–even in other people’s rooms! I remember I was over a friend’s house back in High School and literally had a headache when I entered her jungle of a room. She had hundreds of books, magazines and other junk on the floor, and by the end of the day I had convinced her into letting me clean up a bit. Call me crazy, but I actually enjoy spending hours cleaning and organizing clutter.

Since I moved to Singapore, my makeup, jewelries and accessories have been stored in a messy pile. My makeup were all stuffed in small bags, while my jewelries were all tangled up together in small drawers. Sometimes I would lie awake at night, haunted by just the thought of sleeping meters away from all the clutter!

Yesterday, I finally talked JR into getting me new drawers and organizers. =)

I love Muji. They have simple yet stylish products for the home (no office furniture though). I walked into the store and fell in love with their storage items right away. It took a while for me to choose what I wanted, but I came home with these drawers:

I love them! I love how they’re frosted and not completely see through like most plastic drawers that I’ve seen around. They’re also stackable, so I can easily buy extras when I need them.

I shared makeup with my mom and sister back in Manila, so I could only take a few of them with me to Singapore. I am starting to build my own collection now (I’ve been crazy over makeup these past few weeks), and the small stash that I currently have fit just right in the three-drawer (two small and one big) setup that I got. I’m thinking of getting another two-drawer set so I can organize the makeup better by separating them according to their use and purpose.

For my jewelries and accessories, I got these plastic dividers to organize my rings and a couple of my earrings. The size is just perfect, as they’re big enough to store my bigger rings (I love over sized rings!). I love how organized it looks and how I can see every one of them. It will definitely be easier for me to pick them out. Although, I was disappointed when I realized that these didn’t come glued together. I had to spend several minutes taping them together, so they wouldn’t fall apart. I’ll check back in the store whether they have some that are ready to use.

I didn’t manage to fix my drawer full of my necklaces, because I just don’t have enough space to organize them properly at the moment. I need to get more of those drawers (like the ones for my makeup), and bigger dividers so I can complete the project. =)

What about you guys? How do you store your mekeup and accessories?

Glossy Mag Alternatives
Posted on: 4th of October 2008 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

Moving to Singapore entailed leaving, not only my family, friends and life, but my monthly glossy fixes too. I’m a girl, and just as big as my love affair with books (the geeky side of me), is my indulgence in girly magazines too.

I love Cosmopolitan and Preview. They kept me company on lazy days off from my previous work. Actually, they also kept me company at work too. And since I have a lot of free time at the moment, I have been craving for my magazines.

Considering that I can’t exactly get my Cosmo and Preview Philippines all the way here, I have opted to find local alternatives. It wasn’t too hard to find, actually.

From Cosmopolitan Philippines to Cleo Singapore:

And from Preview Philippines to Female Singapore (thanks to Phoebe for the tip!):

I have to say that both Cleo and Female fit and meet my glossy mag criteria. Cleo, just like Cosmo, covers everything from fashion, beauty (makeup, acne treatment — not that I have acne problems, etc.), health and fitness, as well as love and relationships. On the other hand, Female scores a little better than Preview, with its thicker pages and overflowing beauty and fashion content. With Cleo selling for SGD4.40 (about Php140) against Cosmopolitan for Php150, it is obviously a steal! And although Female sells for SGD6 (about Php190) compared to Preview that sells for Php125, it’s still a good deal considering its great content.

Cleo and Female also take the jackpot, because now I’ll be informed with the latest fashion and beauty products (hello makeup!) in Singapore. <3

Mr. Postman Has Been Bringing Me Gifts
Posted on: 19th of September 2008 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

The mailman and I are friends now. That’s thanks to my recent love affair with online shopping.

Just tell me, how can one refuse thse pretty little necklaces? =P

Geekery from Monica.

Vintage Camera from Monica as well.

Pretty, right? And then there were these button pins Regina had a couple of months ago. She only had a couple (they were sold right away), and due to popular demand (I was one of them!) she made a new batch.