Take Me Back

MAJOR. PALAWAN. HANGOVER. I CANNOT!!! Someone take me back to that paradise!!!

This time last week, I was probably snorkelling my heart out at Honda Bay. I totally forgot about work and stress during my entire stay at the island. Every stop we had at Palawan brought me beautiful feels! I can live there forever...

Anyway, I'll be posting more about that trip soon! For now, here's my first day OOTD in Palawan. Summer colors, light fabrics and fuss-free! Photos taken at Hotel Centro (our main house for the getaway).

On me: mint green kimono courtesy of Perfect Fit Shop | pearl white Sabrina top courtesy of Perfect Fit Shop | high-waist shorts from Forever 21 | sandals courtesy of Kara Zapatos | paper plane necklace courtesy of Pretty Little Blings | Aldo watch | polarized sunnies from Bazaar For All Season

All things bright and lovely when you're in paradise! If you haven't been to Palawan, I swear you gotta visit it soon! Your mermaid life will rejoice ❤❤❤

This necklace courtesy of Pretty Little Blings pretty much sums up my current life situation. At 22, I'm flying freely. From a blank sheet of paper, I got folded (with tests and trials), but my wings are made of those and I'm going somewhere.

Traveling. Not knowing where to land. Small but ready to conquer the world.  

Life is beautiful! ❤

Can't wait to share my Palawan snaps! Stay tuned! xx

Brazilian Waxing at Pink Parlour

Finally back in the daily grind! Palawan was beautiful beyond words! Sharing with you some photos and OOTDs soon. But before we get to that, allow me to thank Pink Parlour Philippines for giving me a majestic treatment days prior to my trip. I was 100% confident to wear a bikini after getting my very first brazilian wax! :p

Admittedly, I was scared to try out brazilian waxing because of horror stories coming out from clients of other salons. I was only able to experience bikini waxing before which was way different from brazilian. But Pink Parlour is known for giving the BEST and world-class services, and my friends became hair-free and still alive (hahaha), so I got convinced and FINALLY gave it a try!

Dropped by Pink Parlour The Block, SM North EDSA with my love Kelly and we were welcomed by their courteous staff and pretty interiors.

Cutesy kitties are everywhere, ready to cuddle, to make you feel at ease during the entire procedure. :)

Kelly and I parted ways and I was led to the waxing room. There's also a room for washing your bikini area before getting your brazilian.

I believe it's also worth-noting that each room is sanitized to the highest standards like hospitals. From UV & sterilization (that kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses), sanitation bags for all tools, regular anti-bacterial store fogging, to disposable masks and gloves, you're guaranteed superior sanitation. Pink Parlour is the safest place for your waxing treatment!

Pink Parlour uses hot hard wax and different spatula per application, throwing on the bin every after use. No double dipping. Most hygienic practice ever! Claps to them for exercising this!

And by the way, feel free to have the temperature adjusted by the therapist. Let her know your heat tolerance especially if you have sensitive skin. Pink Parlour indeed cares for you! ❤

I really thought I'd die given that I've low pain tolerance. But lo and behold, the 30-minute procedure was "peaceful" than expected. I survived my very first brazilian and I'm definitely going back soon! :)

Thank you so much Pink Parlour Philippines for taking good care of me! I highly recommend Brazilian V's (virgins) to have your first here! Again, they give you only world-class services and utmost care!

Catch Pink Parlour online at:

Visit their branches at:
The Block, SM North EDSA | A. Venue Mall, Makati | SM Center, Pasig

Style Shift

By the time you're reading this, I'm probably at Palawan having the time of my life! :p Can't wait to explore this beautiful city with my closest buds. We're finally getting a good vacation after the daily stress! I'll be sharing real-time updates on my Instagram (@listentoarnie) and Snapchat (arnievillanueva) accounts so make sure to follow me!

For the meantime, here's what I wore last weekend at Bazaar For All Seasons. Many thanks to everyone who came to drop by and raided my closet! Had a blast meeting you guys. :)

On me: colorblocked shift dress courtesy of Zalora Basics | necklace courtesy of Pretty Little Blings | Aldo watch | flats courtesy of Kara Zapatos

If you've been watching over this blog for long, you'll notice how I'm always drawn to minimalism. While we all had our colorful clothes, chunky accessories and highest pair of heels, at the end of the day you will still appreciate the beauty of simplicity.

Must be age or work that made me switch my style preference, but now I'm wiser with shopping - sticking to classics and purchasing items that I can wear even after years. :) It doesn't mean veering away from the latest trends! Over the past seasons, brands have been producing really good stuff and considering wearability at the same time! 

Same with footwear, you can own a pair featuring both comfort and style. Kara Zapatos has so much pretty shoes to choose from! Visit their Instagram account and drool over their collections. :)

Anymoo, going back to summer, make sure you're fully equipped before heading to your trip! During BFAS, I spent hours in Perfect Fit Shop's booth for my Palawan OOTDs! :) The drawstring tops you've been seeing on my Instagram account are mostly from Perfect Fit Shop. I swear they've super nice summer-ready clothes! ❤

Don't forget to join my latest giveaway! Get an ALL-EXPENSE-PAID TRIP FOR 2 TO BALI, INDONESIA by simply joining #TeamBALIngkinitan's x Vaseline Philippines promo! Visit this link for more details.

Giveaway Alert: Seize the Summer with Vaseline

#TeamBALIngkinitan #SeizeTheSummer

I'm pretty sure you've seen these hashtags all over social media lately! :p If you want to win a trip for 2 to Bali, Indonesia (plus have fun with me, Kelly Medina and Christine Liwag abroad), join Vaseline's Seize The Summer giveaway!

On me: printed drawstring top courtesy of Paradise Treats | shorts courtesy of Starmimi by USOplus | metallic pumps from The Ramp | Zara bag | watch courtesy of Skagen by WSI Philippines

Fly with us!

To join this giveaway, simply do the following:

1. Upload a photo of your perfect summer activity on Instagram or Twitter.
2. On your caption, answer how you can #SeizeTheSummer with Vaseline's Water-Based Serum.
3. Always include these hashtags: #TeamBALIngkinitan #SeizeTheSummer

Aside from the FREE trip to Bali, Vaseline gift packs will be given away daily! Hurry and upload your entries because you only have a week left! Promo runs until March 25, 2015.

Have the best summer yet with Vaseline! Visit their website for more details! #TeamBALIngkinitan #SeizeTheSummer

Giveaway Alert: Bazaar For All Seasons 9

One of the most-awaited bazaars in the metro is back! Join us at Bazaar For All Seasons this weekend, March 13 to March 15 at the Elements Tent, Eton Centris! The hottest online shops, bloggers and featured celebrities will all be gathered in one roof to bring you the finest deals for summer!

On me: purple floral tank top courtesy of Paradise Treats | jeans courtesy of Freego | bag from SM Parisian | sandals courtesy of Call It Spring | Skagen watch courtesy of WSI Philippines

I'd appreciate if you'll come and support me (and your favorite bloggers) in the 9th installment of Bazaar For All Seasons. We'll be selling our clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and more! Shoppers can also win lots of cool prizes that you wouldn't want to miss! 

In line with this, I'm giving away 5 pairs of FREE tickets to Bazaar For All Seasons 9! Simply do the following:

1. Like Raid My Closet on Facebook.
2. Follow @listentoarnie on Instagram.
3. Follow @bazaarforallseasons on Instagram.
4. Follow @listentoarnie on Twitter.
5. Tweet this: "See you at #BFAS9, @listentoarnie!"

Easy patootskie! Winners will be announced on my Twitter account (@listentoarnie) on March 12, 2015.

If my schedule permits, I'd be super glad to have coffee, snacks and unlimited selfies with my readers in the area. Just tweet me! Can't wait to see you all! ❤

Giveaway Alert: Kombi Kombos

Always on a search for good eats and I recently found out about this new burger joint along Katipunan - Kombi Kombos!

Kombi Kombos offers original German Deli Burgers (with patty flavors like Hungarian, Cheese, Wienerli and Bockwurst) which you can get in either Quarter Pounder or One Third Pounder. They also have really good sides and drinks to complement your choice of burger.

Dropped by Kombi Kombos right after work for dinner and we were greeted by their cute interiors! The place was loaded with groovy prints and patterns, making the ambiance very friendly and fun! :)

Since we were first timers, Kombi Kombos' staff recommended their most loved burgers in quarter pounders - the Hungarian (Php125.00) and Cheese (Php125.00).

Probably my favorite - and it haunts me to sleep cos of intense craving - their Potato Chips (Php50.00). I'm sure you know how Lays makes me happy, and Kombi Kombos' version made me feel that way, too! :p

Ready to eat with their house blend iced tea and Bundaberg! Satisfied tummies... Nom nom nom

Getting hungry? That was actually my intention! Hahaha! But don't you worry because I'm giving away a FREE MEAL to an ENTIRE BARKADA (of 4 people max). You simply have to do the following:

**Kindly take note that you MUST LIKE Kombi Kombos and Raid My Closet on Facebook 
**SHARE THIS PROMO area is also very important!

Sooo easy right?! You only have 3 days to join! 

Good luck everyone!

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