Like Carrie Bradshaw, shopping is my cardio! :p For most people, especially women, there's a heightened feeling of happiness when we go shopping. You know that for sure! ;) But over the past months, I'm not sure how it happened but I became wiser with this activity. Now I make sure to buy what I NEED and not what I desire. It's actually a good practice! :)

Why should you consider doing this, too? Recent studies reveal that people use only 20% of their entire wardrobe. The 80% remain in our closets and will most likely never be worn again. While we continue to accumulate clothes we will never use, millions of poor Filipinos have hardly anything to wear. #trufax

Admit it, people only tend to donate when there's calamity, and sadly, some treat donation bins like trash cans - giving clothes that are no longer usable. One great solution to this is D/DATE! :)

D/DATE is an initiative to label new clothing with a recommended donation date. In a nutshell, here's how D/DATE works:

1. Buy a D/DATE shirt. Soon, this will be available in other basics like jeans, shoes, shorts and dresses, too.

2. On the D/DATE, donate it at the store you purchased it from.
Notice there's an "April 2016" tag in the shirt above? :)

3. Receive a discount on your next purchase!

D/DATE has currently teamed up with Team Manila to make this move possible. But of course, this will be even more successful if more retailers will participate. :)

Where do the clothes go?

The clothes will be collected by Caritas Segunda Mana (one of the country's largest charities dealing with donations-in-kind). They will be distributed to the poor in different areas of the country. Some of these clothes may also be sold in Caritas Segunda Mana stores. Any proceeds from the clothes will fun other Caritas projects for the poor including education, housing and livelihood.

Thanks to Team Manila, D/DATE and DM9 Interactive for my D/DATE shirt!! :) Proud to own one! I'll be going back to Team Manila in Rockwell to surrender and donate this shirt. 

Hoping more brands will join this advocacy! Make wearing then sharing a habit! :)

For more information, visit D/DATE in the following sites:

For My Bub

Hi, I'm Joed and I'm writing in behalf of your "ate Arnie". :) Now that I'm done with engineering mockboards, I'll be spending the remaining days I have til another academic term in Mapua with a few summer trips and lazy days with my girl.  

Anyway, I'm keeping this simple. And I don't really write, so bear with me. Arnie told me she's running out of words to say (and she's asleep as I type). I know my girl's gonna appreciate this, I can already imagine her reaction when she sees this! :D

I need to learn how to upload photos here first. Should I... Google or wake her up? LOL!

Babe please edit this. I don't know the brands

There are a lot of things that I admire most about Arnie. Through the years, I got to know her better and I figured she's more than just the "girl that I want to date". I might not be able to finish this post if I'll jot down everything that I like about her. It's an endless list. Let me just share with you 7 (cos it's a significant number for us). :)

1. Her big round cheeks. I don't know why she gets insecure with her cheeks. She thinks it's too big, I think it's cute and she looks like a baby! :D

2. Sobrang malambing. That eases my stress and tiredness away.

3. She looks good in anything she wears. Blog-wise, she looks like a doll when all dressed up. But make her wear a simple white vneck and shorts/jeans, she'll still stand out and look really hot.

4. Her laughter. It's very child-like, sincere and pleasant.

5. She's there to comfort and cheer me up anytime I need her. I don't know how she does it, but even if she has so much to do, she always have time for me.

6. Her smell. She doesn't wear a crap load of perfume, but she smells nice all the time. Parang lagi ko siya naaamoy kahit hindi ko siya kasama.

7. Cheesy, but yeah, she completes me. Masaya and masarap sa pakiramdam. :)

I can't wait to see my bub's reaction! :) Thanks guys for reading!

Saladbox x Skin Food

Saladbox conducted a Blogger Makeup Sparty last March 16 at Nail Cocktales Spa in Tomas Morato. Apart from getting to know their blogger partners more, Saladbox also unveiled their team up with the iconic Korean beauty brand, Skin Food. Swear (and no bias), this particular edition is downright generous with all the goodies inside! Here are some snapshots from the sparty:

It was an afternoon of pampering (courtesy of Nail Cocktales Spa and Skin Food), makeup tutorials/makeover and yummy treats! :) I badly needed this beauty session!

Inside the Special Edition Skin Food Saladbox, you'll get to try out and enjoy these:

Black Pomegranate Line:

Did you know that Pomegranate is a fruit also known as the Fruit of Life? It contains a potent antioxidant called ellagic acid, and has these benefits:

☆ Prolongs skin aging
☆ Provides anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties
☆ Protects skin against UV rays
☆ Contains estrogen that promotes supple skin
☆ Purifies skin

Skin Food's Black Pomegranate Premium Kit has the following products:

★ Black Pomegranate Toner
★ Black Pomegranate Emulsion 
lightweight toner/emulsion that can smoothen and illuminate skin
Black Pomegranate Cream
wrinkle-smoothing and skin-plumping cream that transforms rough skin into a glowing, supple texture
Black Pomegranate Voluming Serum
wrinkle-smoothing and skin-plumping serum that immediately replenishes skin's lost moisture for a smooth, supple appearance


Black Sugar Perfect First Serum and Cotton Pads:

This Black Sugar Perfect First Serum Gold Edition courtesy of Skin Food is a dual-functioning luxurious first serum that contains black sugar extract to soften and smoothen dry, rough skin. The precious gold is added to promote a luxurious glow. It also comes with special cotton pads that promotes smoother skin when used with the product.

For only Php333, you can get ALL these special products from Saladbox! Don't miss this amazing deal! Just click here if you want to purchase! :)

Saladbox has a treat for my dearest readers, by the way! By simply subscribing and commenting in their Youtube channel, you can win two (2) Skin Food Saladboxes! :)

Thank you so much to Saladbox and Skin Food for having me as one of their blogger partners and for giving me these awesome beauty products!! :)

Premium Eye Kit

Vita Tok Lipgloss and Nail Polish

Watery Berry Gift Set

So excited to use these!! xx

All Aboard with SM Accessories

Experience the sand and sea with SM Accessories' summer collection for April! Indulge with your fresh catch of accessories that can spice up any summer outfit! :)

See more photos of your favorite celebrities after the break below!