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True enough, great things come to those who patiently wait! ♥ Today I received an amazing news, and it's something challenging and life-changing for me. As much as I'd love to, I can't go into details at the moment. Anyone close with me and loyal readers of this humble blog can attest to how often I jinx things, haha! But of course, very soon, I'll be sharing the big news with you! Can't afford to hide stuff from my spoiled Raid My Closet babies :p Enjoy this quick outfit post for the mean time!


On me: Style Code sheer buttondown with gold studs (Maroon) | polka dots highwaist shorts courtesy of SM Kids Fashion | Abby Jocson bag (gift from Ana)


Sorry if I'm keeping this post really short. I have to wake up and prepare earlier than usual beginning tomorrow! Wish me luck on this exciting endeavor! Kisses everyone! xx

Ysabel's Daughter Soon at the Mega Fashion Hall

On January 28, SM Mega Mall is opening its “high end” wing called Fashion Hall. As it opens at 9:00am, new stores and kiosks shall be opening too! One just like Ysabel’s Daughter. This is the first locally produced bath and body line that is all 100% natural. This means all the raw materials of each product is from nature, it is chemical-free, has no toxic materials, and no preservatives.

In the last decade, a vast majority of Filipinos are becoming more and more convinced that they should become eco-friendly, natural consumers, both for the own sake, their family’s well-being and for the environment’s health.


Ysabel is an actual person. Coty’s mother is an epitome of all our mothers who raised families in endless, selfless and enduring love. “This is the same care that we would like to share with our patrons,” declares Coty.

Ysabel’s Daughter is proud to present a line of body care products made from high quality 100% natural raw materials. “What sets our products apart is that we use a much higher concentration of natural active ingredients, like the purest of imported essential oils. Our products are carefully crafted with a high proportion of these quality ingredients to let your natural beauty shine from within,” Coty further reveals.

Aside from honey, here is just a sneak peak of some of the top-notch raw materials that Coty has added in her bath and body line: Jojoba Oil, Carnitine, Fine Green Luffa Shreds, Moringa, Green Tea, Walnut Scrubs, Essential Oils, L-Arginine, Olives, Lemons, Oranges, Walnut, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, CoQ10, Algae Extract and many more.

Best of all, Ysabel’s Daughter uses no preservatives or toxic chemicals which are sadly prevalent in many commercially available beauty products.

Coty further shares, “We are proud to be a Filipino-run company that can compete with what is out there in the international market. But despite our international standards, the foundation of a Filipino family is an essential component in how we run things, as well as how we would like our customers to feel when they use what we offer – with the warmth and relaxation of home.”

Finally, Ysabel’s Daughter doesn’t only aim to make Filipinos feel beautiful, it also wants to give back to the community. The fairly newly formed company has been supporting and contributing to causes of various foundations around the country. “We believe in setting aside a portion of our income to benefit children in need of education and placing them in schools that provide the proper schooling that they deserve,” Coty shares.


Ysabel’s Daughter is available online on www.ysabelsdaughter.com and at the Ysabel’s Daughter kiosk at the upper ground level, Mega Fashion Mall of SM Megamall.

Kim Atienza for Novuhair

Another renowned icon swears to Novuhair's efficiency and effectivity - an actor, TV host, weatherman, and acknowledged health guru, Kuya Kim Atienza! After careful research as an expert, these are the ingredients that Kuya Kim is proud to disclose: Novuhair is made of natural ingredients such as virgin coconut oil, the essential oils of rosemary, lemongrass and peppermint, panax ginseng, and moringa oleifera, among others. Collectively, they help increase the flow of nutrients to the scalp, nourishing it and preventing excessive hair loss, or remedying it for those already experiencing the condition.


Kuya Kim has always believed that caring for one's scalp is no different from caring for the body: one has to be mindful about what they put in it. Or in the case of hair fall, what people put on their heads.

In his own words: "Novuhair? Bilib ako dyan!"


At the end of the day, if there's one more thing Kuya Kim gives his hats off to and places his belief in, it's nature's answer to hair loss that cares for the scalp the all-natural way: Novuhair.


Novuhair's endorser, Abby Asistio, was also present during yesterday's press launch. Notice how her hair improved so much after the previous Novuhair event? See the difference? Sobrang galing diba! :)


Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion

Available as an individual purchase; part of a combo pack that includes a bottle of Novuhair Herbal Shampoo; and a 3-in-1 pack that includes the herbal shampoo and a bottle of Novuhair Herbal Conditioner. Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is available in all Mercury Drug Stores and all leading drug stores nationwide.

For more information and updates, contact Novuhair at 413-6570 or 0922-883-0575 and visit them here: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Zalora to Launch Marketplace

The online fashion retailer to offer independent fashion designers and sellers access to their millions of customers

ZALORA, Asia's leading online fashion destination, has announced it will be launching ZALORA Marketplace in the first half of this year. With over 15 million visits per month to ZALORA, Marketplace will give independent fashion designers and sellers the opportunity to instantly expand their business to ZALORA's massive customer base and will greatly increase the product assortment available to customers.


ZALORA Marketplace will allow vendors from all over Southeast Asia and Hong Kong to create their own branded storefront within the ZALORA site, which will be run and maintained by the seller with support from a dedicated ZALORA accout manager. They will also benefit from a huge increase in brand exposure through free online marketing and advertising that will be part of ZALORA's overall marketing campaigns.

Set to be one of the most beneficial fashion Marketplaces in Southeast Asia for independent fashion designers and sellers, customers across the region will also benefit from hundreds to potentially thousands of new products and brands available online without having to visit different shopping portals.

"The upcoming launch of ZALORA Marketplace is an exciting development for the fashion industry in Southeast Asia as whole', said Paulo Campos, Managing Director, ZALORA Philippines. "We are launching a platform where up and coming brands, boutiques or designers can sell their products alongside our internationally renowned brands, to an already highly established and loyal customer base. We have over 15 million visits to our ZALORA sites per month; for an independent fashion seller to have instant access to this kind of audience is previously unheard of opportunity."


A dedicated and localized ZALORA Fashion Scout force is currently searching and recruiting potential brands and designers to come on board for launch.

"We have found some incredible and exciting designers and sellers so far," said Campos. "We are really looking forward to working with them, nurturing them at this stage of the journey and seeing how far their business can expand through Marketplace.

There has never been a better time than now to bring fashion retail businesses online, especially throughout Asia Pacific where the internet population is already over 200 million people and growing steadily. According to research* around 11%-15% of total global retail sales will be conducted through online channels by 2020, with Asia Pacific accounting for a very large portion of that. For fashion designers and sellers looking to expand their sales and reach, online is the only place to be."

ZALORA Marketplace is currently open to applications from potential sellers and details can be found here.

Giveaway Alert: STYLE CODE

Whenever I want something, I work for it. I work hard for it. Albeit being an only child, and that my hardworking parents can give me anything I want, I was never the spoiled type. I'd sweat and strive to achieve my goals. Same is true with STYLE CODE, my very own little clothing line which opened days before 2013 ended. It's always been my dream to have one, and now that it's running, I'm sure to give my 101% to make this prosper.

The fresh and young STYLE CODE is still taking its baby steps in the industry. I decided to place it online first, to study/test the market and give it ample exposure. Soon you'll see us in bazaars, plus we're planning to put up our collections in boutiques! :) Check out our Facebook page and Instagram account for the mean time, pretty please? ♥


For the first ever collection, my team and I figured that it would be best to release pieces that are versatile and can be worn year-round. Something you could strut to work, gym sessions, nightouts or during casual days with your friends. :)




Sheer Sleeveless Top (Php400.00)
One Size (fits small to medium frames)
Available Colors: White, Light Pink, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Dark Pink and Orchid


Sheer Off-Shoulder Top (Php400.00)
One Size (fits small to medium frames)
Available Colors: Cream, Polka Dots, Light Blue


Gym Shorts (Php150.00)
One Size (fits small to medium frames)
Available Colors: Orange with Dark Blue lining, Gray with Pink lining, Gray with Yellow lining


Flouncing Dress (Php550.00)
One Size (fits small to medium frames)
Available Color: Gray


Skater Skirt (Php300.00)
One Size (fits small to medium frames)
Available Colors: Dark Blue, White, Pink, Olive Green


Sheer Buttondown with Gold Studs (Php300.00)
One Size (fits small to medium frames)
Available Colors: White, Maroon


Origami Skort (Php350.00)
One Size (fits small to medium frames)
Available Colors: Black with paisley prints, Army Green


Maxi Jumpsuit/Romper (Php550.00)
One Size (fits small to medium frames)
Available Color: Black and White Houndstooth

We also have a lot of payment methods for your convenience! You can pay us through BPI deposit, BDO deposit, Unionbank deposit, Western Union and Cebuana Lhuillier. We can ship anywhere in the Philippines via Xend! 

We're also available for meet-ups at TriNoma, SM North EDSA, SM Manila and Mapua Intramuros. :)

Aaand because you guys are so dear to me, I'm holding a giveaway (my first for the year YAYYY) from my very own baby, STYLE CODE! One of you can win a pair of GYM SHORTS (any color that you like)! ♥ Simply do the following:


This giveaway will end on February 8, 2013. Make sure to do all the steps in the mechanics in order to qualify for the giveaway. Best of luck everyone!! xx

Hope you'll love and support STYLE CODE ♥ It'd mean the world to me!

For orders/inquiries, contact us here:
Email: stylecodeph(at)gmail(dot)com
Viber/SMS: 0949-901-6008

Crumpler's End of Season Sale

Don't miss Crumpler's End of Season Sale! Enjoy as much as 80% off on the hottest Crumpler bags from January 15 to February 15, 2014. One of their bags from the Wren collection is actually my favorite, so I'm sure to personally check out this awesome sale!



Take advantage of this sale at the following participating stores:

• Bonifacio High Street
• Robinsons Magnolia
• Shangri-La Plaza Mall
• TriNoma

See poster for more details.

For more information and updates, like Crumpler Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @CrumplerPH

Feel-Good Playlist

Music is what feelings sound like. It's a language everybody in the world understands. It can describe our thoughts, can motivate and inspire us to keep going, and can be a good medicine of the breaking heart. There's always a song for every kind of emotion. And admit it, your days are different (like there's something missing) if you didn't hear your favorite beats. :)

I'm actually listening to my latest feel-good songs as I do this blog post. It's on shuffle, and I'll be sharing with you the ones that played since I started typing til I finish! Multitasking at its finest! Hahaha! Let me know if we have the same playlist :p


On me: sheer sleeveless top (in orchid) from STYLE CODE | black skinnies courtesy of Ensembles | Plattan headphones courtesy of Urbanears


Of course, to further enjoy your playlist, you must be accompanied with the perfect listening device. Why don't you give these Urbanears headphones a try? :) It has so many features that's above and beyond any ordinary headphones.


The Plattan headphones have been my music buddies everyday since Urbanears gave them to me. I love that aside from its functionality, it's also very chic and stylish. I can even carry these headphones in my tiny purse 'cause it's foldable and collapsible (down to the size of my fist) ♥

Features:

• ZoundPlug for instand music sharing (you can allow your friend to plug in and share your music with this)
• Collapsible
• One (1) year premium replacement warranty
• 120cm/47" tangle-resistant fabric cord with Kevlar core
• 3.5mm stereo plug for use with devices having a 3.5mm jack
• Microphone and remote compatible with most devices using the unprotected 3.5mm standard

Huge love and thanks to Urbanears and Virtusio PR for this lovely gift!


Anymoo, on a totally unrelated note, lately I've been leaning towards fuss-free and chill ensembles (just like the one that I'm wearing here). It's almost impossible to get out of my bed and do anything productive - including choosing outfits - because of the cold weather we're currently having in Manila. Don't you just love it? :p I hope it stays like this for long minus the rain and storm, of course!

And btw, the top that I'm wearing here is part of my clothing line's first collection! It's available in 4 other colors, too! Please do shop from STYLE CODE now! The lowest price we have is Php150.00! Hope you'll support us ♥


We're nearing the end of my blog post so I think it's time to reveal the songs! Here you go...

1. Counting Stars by One Republic
2. Timber by Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
3. Wake Me Up by Avicci
4. Safe and Sound by Capital Cities
5. Marry Me by Jason Derulo
6. Mirrors by Justin Timberlake
7. Hold On, We're Going Home by Drake
8. All Night by Icona Pop
9. Show Me by Kid Ink and Chris Brown


Summer Ready

Put your hands together for my first (ever!!!) outfit post wearing a swimwear! Hahaha :p You have no idea about the "processes" I went through before actually publishing this! I had to seek for the approval of my parents with the photos and poses, so please don't mind if I look overly guarded and conservative here. Only these photos passed the intense evaluation we had. KMN. Hahahaha!

Anymoo, summer's nearing and I'm sure you're preparing your closets with beach essentials. Top on the "to-buy" list is, of course, the perfect bikini. ;)




On me: Two-piece in polka dots courtesy of CESA | cover-up courtesy of Roxy Philippines

Guess there's no need to further introduce this brand anymore, for CESA already has made its way (and they're BIG) to the fashion scene already! This swimwear line has been supporting Raid My Closet ever since my first year in blogging, that's why the people behind it are reaaaally really close to my heart. ♥ I'm so glad and proud that CESA has gone this far!


Morning of January 1st, before hitting the gym, I decided to go out of our hotel room at Luxent and swim. Families started flocking the infinity pool (which was veryyy pretty, by the way) so I'm really disappointed that I wasn't able to take these outfit shots there; nanghihinayang even as I type now :( #bloggerproblems lol! Thankfully, Mom and I still found an empty spot at the recreation area.


Photos by Mom

Given the "juries" have allowed me to post this set of photos, I bet this won't be the last time I'll be wearing swimsuits in my blog! Excited for my beach trips this 2014!!! ;)

Sweat Session

Apart from my positivity mantra, I'm committing myself to be fit and healthier for 2014! :) For people like me who has zero gym tales (haha I know I'm such a piggy), this promise is something big and new. I know I still have months to prove myself with this, but they say when you do it on the first day of the year, it's going to be your habit for all seasons. :p So yes, I started my workout chronicles last January 1, 2014! Let's see how far I can go. Hahaha!



On me: white v-neck tee courtesy of Giordano Philippines | gym shorts from STYLE CODE | socks courtesy of Elle Girl | HyperTrack training shoes courtesy of World Balance Philippines


Lightweight shirt and gym shorts in breathable material, good-fitting socks for right blood circulation, and training shoes for multi-purpose activities (plus towel and water bottle which are not in the photo) = all check! I know you always see me in dresses and high heels, weird but apparently, I feel better and more confident with this kind of ensemble.


Let's all burn those holiday fats and stay fit throughout the year! You can choose from STYLE CODE's collection of gym shorts at super affordable price - only P200.00 each!

PROMO ALERT!!! Raid My Closet readers are entitled to P50.00 OFF on all Style Code apparel! Just include "RMC2014" on your details when you place an order with us! ;)


Since I'm still a newbie (haha) and have no professional trainer yet, my own routine is focused on cardio, arms and ab burning. Here's a preview of the exercises I follow, which you can also do at home if you have no time to hit the gym:

For endurance, toning and burning calories:

• Treadmill Walking (15 mins.)
• Treadmill Running (15 mins.)
• Stationary Bike (20 mins.)
- or -
• Elliptical Training (30 mins.)

SLIM CHANCE (view full details of this routine at Nike+ Training Club app)

• Straight Leg Kicks (1 min.)
• High Knee Runs (1 min.)
• Light Jog (1 min.)
• Walking Lunges (1 min.)
• Ski Jumps (30 secs.)
• Mountain Climbers (30 secs.)
• Wood Chops (1 min.)
• Split Jumps (30 secs.)

AB BURNER (view full details of this routine at Nike+ Training Club app)

• Toe Touches (1 min.)
• Russian Twists (1 min.)
• Plank (30 secs.)
• Modified Side Plank (1 min.)
• Crazy Ivans (1 min.)
• Recover (30 secs.)
* Repeat routine 3x


Actually, if not for cardio, I rarely use gym machines/equipment when working out because the other routines I do only require Swiss ball, medicine ball and dumbbells. But for OOTD's sake!!!! Hahahaha


My ultimate/favorite fitness buddies - these Hyper Tracks courtesy of World Balance Philippines! Not sure why, but I won't feel this motivated to sweat out without this pair. Give it a try, guys!


Excuses don't burn calories! Let's do this! ;)

Crumpler Wren Handbag

With my bag choices, especially those for everyday use, I can be quite picky and particular. Aside from their colors and designs, I make sure they're durable and spacious enough for all my stuff to fit in ('cause sometimes I tend to bring my entire house with me, hahaha).

The Crumpler team sent me a handbag from their Wren collection last month but it was only recently that I got to take it out for a spin. I was so attached with my oversized white tote, I almost forgot I had other bags in my closet. But believe it or not, this Wren bag's totally my current favorite! ♥




Presenting Crumpler's first workbag collection for women - WREN ♥ Just a little trivia, the name was inspired by the United Kingdom's Women's RoyalNavalService (WRENS). Decades ago, the WRENS proved that they were capable of jobs aside from household upkeep, and they were granted equal status with their male counterparts. Their importance in maritime and social history is unquestionable.


Crumpler Wren Handbag in Feather Print

This handbag can double as an everyday workbag or a weekend all rounder. It's weather resistant, soft, durable and very lightweight. It also comes with a removable coin pouch.


Here's a preview of the stuff I have in my everyday bag. You see, even if I carry so many things, I keep them in separate pouches. There's one for my IDs and cards, makeup products, chargers and cables for gadgets, etc. 


I think this bag and my OC self are match made in heaven! This bag has a lot of storage zones - 7L main compartment, large internal zip pocket, 3 slip pockets and an easy access phone pocket. Exactly what I need for my daily essentials! :)


Can't see myself switching bags yet! No doubt, I might overuse this! :p

Thank you so much to Virtusio PR and Crumpler Philippines for this! ♥

The Wren Collection is available at these Crumpler stores: Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, TriNoma and Bonifacio High Street. It's also available at Beyond the Box, Digital Hub, Digital Arena, Digital Walker, District 32, F8 Photoshop, G-Stop, iCenter, Islands and More, Macy's Camerashop, Mark Jellicoe, Mobile 1, Nikon Store, PRG Photoshop, Rustans Dept. Store, Senco Link and SM Department stores.


The brand is holding an End of Season Sale, by the way, and it's happening from January 15 to 31, 2014! You can enjoy as much as 80% off on the hottest Crumpler bags in these participating stores: Bonifacio High Street | Robinsons Magnolia | Shangri-La Plaza Mall | TriNoma

Don't miss that! ;)

For more information and updates, like Crumpler Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @CrumplerPH