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Beauty MNL

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My first Beauty MNL purchase.

Beauy MNL, the go-to beauty destination for Filipinas, has been on my mind for months now. Their magazine provides entertaining and insightful articles tailor-fit to the Filipina’s lifestyle, whether finding a good facial wash or hair conditioner. They have celebrity gurus, they share tips, easy how-tos, and great beauty trends we can actually rock in this tropical country!

Their shop contains curated beauty and skincare staples as well as current, buzzed about miracle beauty cures. Imagine online shopping for beauty, skincare and haircare needs? I wouldn’t want it any other way!

I was in the market for a new face wash that would work for both myself and my B. I found this brand, Aloe Derma, interesting. I ended up buying their acne removing deep cleanser face wash plus brightening facial mask, plus a whole lot of beauty goodies that are already tried and tested.


Unboxing my first ever purchase!


Beauty staple brands – Dove and Pond’s.


Rajo Laurel Evening Clutch, free from TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner

What I love even more with this Beauty MNL online shop is that you get 20% off your first purchase and a 10% rebate on your succeeding purchases!

I also took advantage of the freebies they have at the moment of my purchase and I snagged four:

    1) Rajo Laurel Evening Clutch free from TRESemmé
    2) Dove deodorant free from any Dove purchase
    3) Benefit They’re Real! Mascara mini for a minimum purchase
    4) Free shipping for orders above P1,500!

I’m excited to try the new products I have, and if it works, I’m most definitely going to share my product reviews.

Hooray Thursday: ZALORA Christmas Wishlist

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Exactly 6 days to go before Christmas! Have you finished your gift shopping yet? If you are on the same boat as I am, you might be able to pick up a thing or two from my own wish list.

ZALORA Philippines is having a holiday promo called WISH and WIN! Simply 1) create an account or log-in to your account, 2) add items to your wishlist, 3) share your wishlist with friends via email or social media, 4) wait if you are 1 of the 10 lucky winners!, 5) increase your chances of winning by sharing your wishes.

*ZALORA Philippines discount code: ZBAPkjP and GET 15% off!

ZALORA Christmas Wish List



{ EZRA Off-shoulder Fit and Flare Dress Blue }

{ EZRA Colour Blocking Pointed Toe Pump With Cut Out Details }

{ EZRA Floral Sheath Dress }

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Maybank Secure Online Shopping

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Today, internet is one of the most important part of our daily lives. There’s a myriad of uses of internet — from communication, to research, to distant-learning, to doing financial transactions, to getting real time updates around the globe; for leisure, for online booking, for job search, for blogging and for the majority’s favorite – online shopping.

online shoppingOnline shopping has become popular than ever and is still a dramatically increasing activity for majority of consumers. Just browsing online gives me a glimpse of all the great deals online shopping has to offer. Using the internet is like exploring the world with just a few taps of my finger!

restaurant online promo{ Example of an online only promo }

Want to treat your friends to dinner? Sure there’s a “promo” at a nearby restaurant! Want to escape the hustle and bustle of the metro with your darling? Avail of the ongoing “deal” at the much-coveted resort hotel! Overworked? Treat yourself to a 50% off Mani-pedi session at your favorite spa. Whatever it is that you might need, there is a high probability that you can get a better deal when you purchase online.

This online-shopping-marathon activity created an even greater need for a “secure measure” in transacting online using your credit card.

Never miss out on opportunities of creating wonderful memories at a “good deal” by using your Maybank Credit Card. Maybank encourages its cardholders not to miss out opportunities of having adventures or discovering new things by providing a safe and secure solution for online shopping via Maybank Credit Card through Maybank Secure Online Shopping or simply MSOS.

Maybank_MSOS_FINALMSOS provides a One-Time-Password to its Maybank MasterCard and Maybank Visa cardholders every time you perform a transaction on a 3D secure site. 3D secure sites are labeled with Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode.

  • Step 1: When Maybank Credit Cardholder will check out his/her items in a 3D secure site for payment, he/she needs to fill out the necessary details.

  • Step 2: Maybank Credit Cardholder will be directed to an authentication page and will receive a One-Time-Password in his/her registered mobile phone number within 30-45 seconds.

  • Step 3: Maybank Credit Cardholder must enter the One-Time-Password he/she received in the authentication page to complete the transaction.

The One-Time-Password will only be valid for 5 minutes. MSOS is a free-service and Maybank Credit Cardholder just needs to be sure if his/her current mobile number is registered. Maybank Credit Cardholder doesn’t have to call the customer service if they’ve already been receiving transaction alert and other SMS for Maybank Credit Card. If they need to update their number for any particular reason or enroll their supplementary cardholder’s number, cardholder must call Maybank’s 24/7 Customer Service Hotline at +63 2 588 3888 or PLDT Domestic Toll Free number at 1-800-10-588-3888.

Aside from making your online shopping secure, Maybank aims to provide an enjoyable shopping experience as well by creating deals with partner online merchants in days to come.

*This is a sponsored post.

Lucky 9

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Creative Home Studio Inspiration{ Creative Home Office Inspiration via Country Living }

Just last July we went to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to cap off our series of travels this year. It was bittersweet because that’s where Siri-t (my iPad2 which was gifted last November 2011 by my B) got snatched by a riding in tandem modus. Shortly after we arrived back to Manila, I felt the strong urge to render my resignation, which I did. I have been pressured and stressed just staying in my previous work. Months and months passed as I was contemplating if resigning from my job was the right thing to do. The good relationships I’ve managed to build with my office mates were one of the reasons that kept me there, until I can no longer use that as an excuse to stop and hinder myself from restoring myself. For some reason that was what I felt – ineffectual and unskilled and I can no longer swallow that. But those were just sad stories of the past!

Fast forward to today – here are/were the good updates:

  1. Stitch came into my life! (my B replaced it two days after Siri-t got snatched *swoon*)
  2. Rendered 30-days at work and celebrated a couple of despedida dinners with friends and I’m just so touched.
  3. Last Friday was my last day at work – no more routine schedule!
  4. Celebrated freedom in our hotel getaway here
  5. Today marks the third day out of office and I feel fine!
  6. Currently focusing on the businesses we are establishing and I am just thrilled
  7. Working on my blog backlogs (like the Vietnam trip and other out-of-town trips)
  8. …and my photo backlogs too!
  9. Loving online shopping
  10. GOOD NEWS!!! Dollhouse Diary readers and friends get to have 5% discount by typing Dollhouse121 upon checkout on ZALORA

Check out my current favorites…

Zalora Favorites - 15 August 2012

1) halter swimsuit, 2) 3/4 Blazer, 3) teardrop shaped earrings, 4) bright pants, 5) pencil skirt, 6) VERY much like Yves-Saint-Laurentesque ring, 7) ruffled bikini, 8) striped long knitted cardigan

All these items and more are available online at ZALORA. Get 5% discount by typing Dollhouse121 upon checkout. Enjoy shopping!!!

Hooray Thursday: When It Pours It Rains

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If you are in Manila, you very well know that we experience more or less the whole 26 letters of the alphabet as the first letter of each rain / typhoon from June until the rest of the ber months.

For today’s post, I’ve put together a simple outfit that shout-out “I’m ready for rain!”

Team Manila Vneck Shirt
{ Kape and Pan De Sal, typical Filipino breakfast message in this V-neck/Regular t-shirt by Team Manila Lifestyle }

7 For All Mankind Classic Skinny
{ 7 FOR ALL MANKIND Roxanne Classic Skinny Jean. Pair with a boyfriend t-shirt, wedges and over sized sunglasses for a complete look. }

Centropelle Glitzy Flats
{ Bring out the glitz with the Flats by Centropelle.These shoes will definitely charm and delight with its glittering personality. Pair it with leggings and a sleeveless button-up shirt for great casual get up. }

Plueys Pink Boots
{ Being stuck in a rainy day never looked this fashionable with the Plueys Origami ME. These stylish pink boots are accented by origami art print, plus the rubber upper and cotton lining keeps you dry and comfy. Who says a day in the rain has to be drab and sulky? Certainly not with these boots! }

{ No stylish outfit is complete without a statement scarf, and the CORAL MINI FLORAL SCARF by Plains & Prints is the perfect match for your chic look. Wear it with a plain white tee and a tiered ruffled skirt for a classy contemporary look. }

{ Look chic and sassy with the AMBER HANDBAG by Braciallini. This exquisite piece will add life and pizazz to your day and is sure keep your essentials safe in a trendy and sophisticated package. }

Embellish SHIRR WST Jacket
{ Stay dry in style during the rainy season by slipping on this super chic SHIRR WST Jacket from Embellish. Wear it with skinny jeans and calf boots for a great cold-weather look. }

Plains & Prints W.COLOR DAISY RING
{ Plains & Prints increases the glamour stakes with a dazzling W.COLOR DAISY RING. Wear this elegant ring with crystals for luxurious style from day to night. }

La Mer Collections WHITE GOLD BALI STUD WRAP Watch
{ The WHITE / GOLD / BALI STUD WRAP by La Mer Collections is a glam watch inspired with Bali’s lush flowers displaying simple beauty and distinction. This elegant wrap watch is hand assembled and made with utmost care. }

Orly Pure Petunia
{ Orly Pure Petunia nail lacquers are free of DBP, Formaldehyde, & Toluene and come in a .6oz bottle. Pink color. }

All these lovely pieces and more are available over at Zalora! Your one stop online destination for everything fashion in the Philippines. Bringing you an insight on global trends, they feature your favorite international designers and the most relevant Filipino brands. Zalora prides itself on their easy navigation, simple and safe online shopping. Payment can simply be made by cash on delivery, direct debit, over the counter, credit card and PayPal. Most of all, they do fast shipping and free delivery on your orders!

Happy dancing in the rain! And oh, happy shopping! xx