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Payless City Sneaks Slip-On Sneakers – Lighter & More Affordable

Not on the market for a hip pair of Vans or Toms shoes?  They’re both awesome brands but the prices tend to skyrocket don’t they?  You might want to try a pair of these City Sneaks Slip-Ons which are available at Payless.  They’re Php645.00 a pair and they have them in wides and half-sizes.   I got these at the shiny new Lucky Chinatown Mall branch in Binondo but there are so many Payless shoe outlets with common stock on hand.  If you’re on call in the medical or physical therapy fields these could prove to be happy working shoes.  My size is a 6W (wide).  Please excuse the cat hairs in the next few photos.

Shoe sizes that suit are relative to your foot shape.  I’d say these shoes are great for feet of medium heft (not so slender) that are slightly wide, but I think they also carry non-wide sizes.  I love that they make your feet look slim even if they’re not.  There’s some wonderful trickery intertwined in the shape even for people with “kankles” like mine (large ankles).  I got both pairs, in black and white because they’re just sooo wearable.   If you’re an artist they’re also great for customizing with paints and pens (gives oneself an idea).

These are not as heavy and chunky as Vans awesome slip-ons but the soles are much thicker than Toms.  The rubber soles are also non-marking if I’m not mistaken so you shouldn’t easily scuff floors with these and you’ll still be walking sturdy in them.  These City Sneaks have got good density somewhere in the way between Vans and Toms and the quality kind of reminds me of Keds.  A good dupe for pricy Toms slip-ons are also in Payless and what I’m talking about are the Airwalk slip-ons which bear a striking similarity to Toms it’s just that they don’t carry a charitable cause.  I nearly walked away with those Airwalk ones but I needed shoes with thicker soles for wet days.  Again, these were Php645.00 per pair from Payless Shoe Source PH.

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WildEvents Bargain Hunt Bazaar – July 27-29, Megatent, Libis

Hi, everyone!  I’ve secured a booth at the Bargain Hunt Bazaar which will be an event at Megatent, Libis (near Dampa).  I’m expecting a huge, mid-range sale mix of retail, pre-loved, and novelty items.  Mine won’t primarily be a makeup booth, mostly pre-loved apparel, but I will certainly have a little tray of trinkets and a few random unused cosmetic things for sale.  My booth will consist primarily of pre-loved and mint condition apparel (clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories) compiled together by my family and mom’s clan.

Hehe, but don’t expect too much of a fancy setup on my part, we had little time as a family to plan for this, but I can assure you the quality and prices of items we’ll be putting on for sale will have you rummaging through our stuff with glee.  Come on everybody, the more the merrier!  Plus, get some super advanced Christmas shopping done and spare yourself the holiday rush!  Like WildEvent’s Bargain Hunt Bazaar Facebook page within the next 2 days to get in for Free! Regular admission is Php80.00.  I’ll tweet my both location as soon as I’m advised, follow me on twitter @blessmybag.

WearEveryday Manila Summer-Fall 2012 Videozine – Makeup for Bloggers Camille, Cheyser, Vern, and Lissa

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.

HAIRSTYLIST – Renz Pangilinan, for bookings 09153727262

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.

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ASOS Online Style & Beauty Retail – Free Global Shipping Both Ways No Minimum Spend

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 HurricaneASOS 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.

Country, No. of working days to ship, standard shipping cost

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.

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