Today is KC Concepcion’s birthday and just after midnight she launched a huge gift for fans and followers worldwide that may change the face of online shopping as we know it locally. Welcome, dear friends, to KC’s Closet, an online shop where she offers her premium pre-loved items for sale and where profits ultimately go to a precious cause.
In a way I’m glad I was able to contribute to the project by doing all the makeup for her launch video here!🙂 Go easy on me, haha. Prices by the way on the site range from mid-range affordable to pre-loved luxury, you’ll be surprised at some really cool deals you’ll be able to score by diligently browsing and regularly checking back for updates. Click through to see more screenshots of what the main parts of the site look like and watch the launch video where I did makeupat the end of the post.
Just a quick one this is to let you know I have a bit of a non-beauty blog sale happening at the link “upstairs” (you guys are in the “mezzanine” now) in the upper left tab “BLOG SALE” among the pages, click it then scroll down (the page doesn’t refresh or looks like it doesn’t move). Sellin’ never hurt no one who needed a bit of extra cash (and needed to clear out space). If ever I am selling something here it is not PR material so there is no beauty, just a bit of apparel and bags. I’m still going to add more stuff as I go along. Ebay links are all in the BLOG SALE page here. Payments are expected to be made via bank deposit.
This is stuff I was given or stuff I bought with my own money in the past. Right now the selection hit a bit on boring because someone way too excited (kidding, dear, LOL) bought 3 of the really nice things within hours of my posting them on ebay, haha. Note, that person hasn’t paid yet as of the moment so currently there’s still a slim possibility of those “SOLD” items returning to the sale.… To full post & COMMENTS...
Last year my cousin Donny Pangilinan picked me as his Secret Santa baby (funny because the year prior he was mine) and as a gift for Christmas 2015 from him I received this activewear top designed by his sister, my other lovely cousin, Ella Pangilinan (@ellapangilinanx). She collaborated with The Shape Shop at first of which she is now a partner (@the.shape.shop on Instagram) on a limited collection of activewear which involved active tops and leggings with a twist last quarter. Ella is a working student who handles the branding and marketing for the Shape Shop while at the same time purveying pretty activewear through her personal line. Her aim is to develop minimally styled activewear you can freely combine together with other casual pieces you have in your closet meaning they are in contemporary neutral hues and simple styles. Soon her permanent line under The Shape Shop will be christened Sola.
The Shape Shop x ELLA Bralette
I’ve always felt somewhat detached from swimwear and activewear for the same reasons a ton of you out there do, for all things shapely and the lack of assets where assets ought to be (lol) and excess where you’d rather not have it, plus the style selection. This ELLA Bralette top in particular immediately received a couple of inquiries from famous bloggers and vloggers I was with when I wore it on my first day at our NIVEA gathering a couple of days ago in Bohol. Read on.
I was asked by my childhood friend, Carissa, if I could do makeup for her first major video project for Weareveryday Manila. They put out an online “videozine” for the style site featuring four of the Philippines’ popular “stylista” bloggers and their style picks for the seasonal transition from Summer-Fall. It was a small but very inspiring jumpstart shoot project sponsored by Forever 21 that took place one month ago. They were just opting for a light made up look with strong brows…not really a “no make-up” look…you know, just needed to give them that PRETTY obvious blogger polish.
“WearEveryday Manila is an online fashion magazine that highlights readily available merchandise and translates runway/ celebrity fashion trends into everyday wearable ensembles. Wear everyday. Fashion everyday.“
It was quite fun to do this shoot and my hairstylist for the day, Renz Pangilinan (parang pinsan lang lol…but we’re not “related”), and I got up at the crack of dawn to get these bloggers ready! Step into a stream of behind the scenes photos, a combination of some of my own pics and other shots provided by “Isa” and her super hardworking team.
I’ve read ASOS being frequently mentioned by European beauty bloggers, including the Pixiwoo sisters, dear Charlotte (Lipglossiping) and my fave style blogger slash designer slash budding model, Anni Jurgenson aka Style Hurricane. ASOS is reportedly the UK’s largest online-only style and beauty retail store which hosts a vast list of brands inclusive of its own range of items. If I’ve got my research right ASOS stands for “As Seen On Screen”.
“ASOS.com is a global online fashion and beauty retailer and offers over 50,000 branded and own label product lines across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewelry andbeauty. ASOS has websites targeting the UK, USA, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia and also ships to over 190 other countries from its central distribution centre in the UK. Aimed at fashion forward 16-34 year olds, ASOS attracts over 13.6 million unique visitors a month and as at 30 September 2011 had 6.3 million registered users and 3.7 million active customers from 160 countries (defined as having shopped in the last 12 months).”
With the enormity of their online success ASOS has already gone and been global for quite a while now. The “candy” that calls out to the “children” is not just the fashion forward finds with complete size ranges but free membership and also their free standard shipping both ways policy (yes, Philippines included). For an additional cost, your purchase can arrive more speedily within as little as 4 days. So ASOS, in comparison to StrawberryNET is super similar, it’s just that StrawberryNET is a purely beauty discount store.
If for example you don’t like what you get or receive the wrong thing the item is returnable and refundable within a minimum time period. Sale periods also are not scarce on the website which makes them highly popular even among those who prefer their frequent dose of thrift. In fact now they have an ongoing SALE on the site with lots of select items generously marked down.
If you scan thru ASOS’ fashion section, oh especially the yummy Petite category, you’re bound to “ooh” and “ahh” like I did over several pieces that hands down look like must-haves (with the ongoing sale some have been marked down as low as 8-10 GBP). Read more to get to the full post and my personal picks under ASOS Beauty.