Lots of Good Deals for Summer Footwears at ELRO’s SHOE’S HOLIDAY

1- Discount PosterFrom work, to shopping, to island hopping and more, your feet are the most exhausted with all your activities. It carries your body weight while it takes you to every place at your whim. Pampering your sole with a foot massage may be good, but reward it with something better, something that can last and be felt longer, like a comfortable footwear that will still keep your style at bay. And the best part is you can do this when you go to ELRO’s Shoe Holiday.

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Ipanema’s New Concept Store at SM Lucena


Do you own a pair of Ipanema?

Well, I do and I’m obsessed about them.  I’ve had my very first pair two years ago and until now, it still look as I have just purchased it.  It’s one object that I can say I need to have on my travels, on going to the market, or just about any frolicking sessions at the park or playground.  I’m just so happy to have one and I have never been contented on a footwear product.

If you happen to not know of Ipanema, then you should read along…It’s one of the most loved Brazilian footwear brands,  which came it differen unique and elegantly designed foot accessories.



And now the brand is set to make history in the Philippines. Last March 14, 2014, the world’s first Ipanema boutique rose in Lucena City. Themed with a laid back, breezy atmosphere with a kick of Southern American vibe, the store promises to showcase nothing but the best and freshest footwear collection! Pick from a range of brightly colored, buttery soft sandals and flip flops and experience what it feels like to be the girl from Ipanema walking along the famous Corcovado beach!

Complete your tropical island experience and drop by Ipanema store at the Ground floor of SM City Lucena, Dalahican Corner Maharlika Highway, Lucena City and get a chance to watch World Cup 2014 live in Brazil when you buy a pair of Ipanema or Gisele Bündchen from March 15 – May 15, 2014.
This milestone was made possible by ELRO Corporation—the company responsible for bringing Ipanema, Grendha and Rider in the country.
Ipanema footwear is also available in BAMBU and in leading department stores nationwide.
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Mom and Daughter Bonding at BDJ’s Tres Chic

It was my first time to come to a BDJ Social event and I was overjoyed.  For one, I brought my youngest daughter (the most “kikay” one) with me.  But I thought my daughter was happier.  She was overwhelmed by the different make-up brands and the activities that went with every brand.



The following photos are just some of the featured brands  and products from Tres Chic.




Despite wearing a checkered onesies she still rocked it in this photo of Moschino’s booth.







This particular product stunned me.  Can you believe having a sort of a facial with water-based product.  I was able to bring home a sample and tried Cure and might I say it really gave me the exfoliation my facial skin needed without even visiting  my dermatologist.   Will definitely be buying this one on my next trip to Beauty Bar.  Visit their FB page and know more about the product HERE.






Another product that I really fancy right now is Bifesta’s cleansing lotion.  It’s also water-based but magically eliminates hard to remove make-up.  I love seeing “mild” term on cleansing products, for me it means safe,so even if my daughters somehow play with my stuff (which I often caught them doing so especially with my make ups) it will not irritate their skin.   And since having sensitive skin have been an issue ever since I reached 30’s I make it  point that no alcohol based or chemical-damaging ingredients touch my skin, most especially on the face.

See them here: FB/BifestaPhilippines


Before I forget, coming here would not be even possible if weren’t for Kristel Yap of Beauty by Tellie blog .  It was on her blog that I found out about BDJ Tres Chic and the Colors of Summer beauty talk from Shiseido.



Also thanks to Yves Rocher, we went home with an cloth eco-bag which is so elegant.  I also adore the Naturelle Eau de Toilette sample towelette, will definitely put that on my to buy list (under perfume).







This one is also a nice liquid eye liner to use.  Black is still the classic color but PAC (Professional Artist Cosmetics by Martha Tilaar) has given color to it.  I was able try the violet and the blue on my daughter’s eyes.    Another one being added to my checklist now.  They also have a complete line up of make up products.



Adding more fun to the event is this cool faux vendo machine which is only P 1 peso per trial, in exchange for cute samples.  My daughter was able to get two, she would want to try it out more but I got shy.






Lastly, a million thanks to Covergirl for having us win in their  Lip Perfection Instagram promo.  Do follow their FB page HERE.   Yey!  My daughter (este we) have a new lip stick.Image


Courtesy of my daughter Danica, she really took time to arrange the stuff we got at the event to share to her sisters.


So there, I think I’ve made a beauty blogger out of my 9 year old daughter.  For sure she would be a better beauty blogger than her mom.

Since it was a divine event for both of us and we felt truly grateful to BDJ and all the brands that participated at Tres Chic, I’m feeling ultra generous and I’ve decided to give away two sets of these:


Credits from PAC Philippines FB page

If you want them, all you need to do is to:

1.   LIKE PAC Philippines FB Page.

2.  LIKE Gastronomy-all about food FB Page


4. Add me at TWITTER: @JoyCF

5. Lastly, just comment below with your name, e-mail address and mention that you have accomplished them all.

I’m giving  you until April 1o, 2014 to join and will be raffling it off on the same day and announcing the two winners on April 12.

Easy peasy!

God Bless!




Kipling Puts Brazilian Flare in Their New Collection


I’ve always been a Kipling girl!  From the time I first got a water-resistant crinkled nylon style bag, with a little monkey hanging on it’s zipper, I have always wanted to have more than just one.

That was 8 years ago but my daughter still is using that bag until now which was given to me. It only shows that their design is timeless and yes the bag is still in good shape, not in mint though but still reliable.    Those times, Kipling designs are limited.  However in the other flagship stores in other countries, designs are far more extensive.  The bags were only bought at chosen department stores.

This year, as they open the new concept store, The House of Kipling, the exclusive distributor of Kipling brand in the country, have brought with them more eye-popping designs in luscious colors and bold prints.

I was lucky enough to be invited to their exclusive mini fashion show at C’ Italian Dining when they had the newest store opening at SM Clark.

Let me give you a sneak peak of the event.









 With room for all your day-to-night gear, Kipling’s signature shoulder strap and functional fabric. it will definitely bring a whole lot of sunshine and the heat of the Brazilian carnival to your daily look.  From peppery reds to a different beige, plain, in chevron prints and enigmatic designs, you create your own color code with bags hat are all designed to inject a little crackle and pop to your daily wardrobe and bring out the city senorita in you!


Yep, there’s me, trying out my pick!  It so happened that I’m in to chevron prints right now, and it inspired me more to use the modern print.


A quick look at some of the details in one of the bags.  Above is the interior of the bag.


If you are the mature kind of bag collector, and opted not to have the stuffed monkey hanging over your zippy, they have innovated the concept but retained the iconic funky monkey, only made in metal.


 Some bags can be paired with a similar colored poach or wallet.

So, what are you waiting for, don’t you think they have more than enough designs now to tickle your fancy…