Category Archives: Shopping

Project Pretty Little Cravings

Few years ago, I fell in love at first sight. It was like heavens thoughtful act that we met at the right time. I was in need of a breather and a cozy nook to relieve the stress I was in. I heard retail therapy also works at that time, but I’m pinching some for a future big event then. So, I was really happy to be spending quality down time with this new found love, authentic budget-friendly, Swedish home decor store — Ikea. Oh, the days I spent just wandering around Ikea store, no matter how I already memorized the interior maze still brings about a gratified feeling.

When I finally settled down and owned a place to decorate and fill with all the gorgeous furnitures and fixtures, Ikea was not available readily in the Philippines. And I cringe at how expensive Manila resellers market these items.

Fast forward to 2013, I  decided to start a little project, called Pretty Little Cravings on Instagram. We were furnishing our newly turned-over condo unit and I just had to ship few items from Singapore where we were based. I figured out I can save on shipping cost if I take some orders from people who were just like me, eager to get their hands on some few pieces from Ikea. The project was well received and up until now, I still can’t believe that a lot of our avid followers are also returning customers.

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Through the months, we expanded from re-selling Ikea items to adding up mason jars, daisy lids, paper straws, porcelain cake stands and some of our pre-loved items.

We hope you’ll support us all the way. Follow @prettylittlecravings on Instagram and on facebook. Watch out for more exciting surprises this year.

 

 

The Perks of Having a Credit Card

We all went into a phase where owning a credit card scares the life out of our parents or at least our inner conscience telling us not to spend with it, else all hell breaks loose and you’ll end up in jail.

Quite scary but I hope you’ve come to passed the phase and knows how to use your credit card wisely.

I have my credit card for ages but it was just lately that I am fully maximizing the perks out of it. I’ve found a best friend to treat me for great travel deals, rewards and online shopping, where internet is available almost anywhere in the world. It’s so easy to purchase inexpensive, hard to find items now and ship it home. Or spend some quality time away from the corporate jungle.

Rear view of a woman into the swimming pool.

Amazing how powerful a piece of plastic can contribute to life experiences, create memories or make someone happy.

And all thanks to e-commerce, the most dreaded walk to pay bills and use of precious time to queue is almost a thing of the past. Ah, the perks of electronic payment solutions.

Of course there are issues of credit card misused, fraud and theft, but this new technology that Maybank Philippines introduced recently is a genius.

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The Maybank Secure Online Shopping or MSOS encourages its cardholders to have more fun and worry less. It provides a safe and secure solution for online shopping as MSOS sends a one-time password in cardholder’s phone number every time they perform a transaction on a 3D secure site. The one-time password is only valid for 5 minutes and is needed to complete the transaction process.

What’s great is that this is a free-service! Existing cardholders just need to make sure that their current mobile number is registered.

What are you waiting for? Make that bold move and never missed out on that adventure you’ve long for a lifetime.

Samsung Fashion Steps Out 2013 at Orchard Runway

Singapore’s entertainment and shopping haven celebrates fashion and the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE with a traffic-stopping runway show right in the midst of Orchard Road. On 4th of May 2013, nearly 170 models swagger in style at the annual longest road catwalk as they showcased the latest Spring/Summer collections from local and international brands.

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Oh Mama MIA!

Ladies, I have to let you in a secret. I’ve been keeping this for the last four months thinking that it might be too good to be true but I can’t hide it any longer. I’m excited to finally share the good news after keeping tabs of the changes it brought into my life. I’m positive that I made the right decision. I got a new Baby!

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Custom-made Wedding Bands

The wedding day is one of  the most celebrated event in a man’s life. A union of two souls brought together by love that will mark the beginning of their lives to forever. Perhaps, a crucial part of the wedding preparation is hunting for unique wedding rings. After the wedding,  it will be more than a status symbol but a reminder to go back and savour that day they said “I do.”

Today, countless brides are deviating from traditional weddings and amazingly wedding trends evolve faster than a runaway bride. Ever present are timeless & sophisticated pieces, while some pulls of creative ideas redefining modern and classical motif.

The convenience of online shopping saves the couple from a great deal of time and stress. Even  unique wedding bands are now available on the web and couple can choose from a wide collection of hand-crafted finest metals, delivered at their doorstep.

Custom-made diamond wedding and engagement rings are designed and hand-braided by the true craftmanship of  the talented Todd Alan. With secure online ordering options and free 30-day risk free return policy, Todd Alan is committed to your complete satisfaction.

No two rings are alike as they are made exclusively for the customer as they order. It creates a very distinctive style, as the artist braids round strands of precious metals and torch fuses the ends of the rings together. Any of the hand-braided rings available on the site can be fitted with a diamond. Also makes a perfect resetting idea on heirloom diamonds.

Christmas Came Early

This week, Santa dropped by & I’m feeling Christmas this early.

I am all for black & white pieces these days, and this makes me one happy, giddy, blessed girl.

Bidding farewell to October full of blissful things and new beginnings while welcoming another month with open arms. November never fails to marked momentous life events for so many years. I owe it to our Dear God and my guardian angel above, the little sister I lost so early, Honey.

A Guide to a Perfect Marriage Proposal

Have ring, will marry!

To all the clueless men in the world and most of them are, here’s an infographic on how to pull off a perfect marriage proposal.

With over-the-top creative proposals show-off these days, most women still prefer the final act in an old-fashioned way of being presented with the ring, getting down on one knee and popping the big question of “will you marry me?” Continue reading

Healthy Sparkling Eyes

Our eyes, is the most amazing part of our body. It can talk and express our feelings in so many ways. As we grow older though,  we are left with only a memory of clear vision and healthy sparkling eyes.

We often neglect these pair, yet we abuse it even more before we realize that it’s too late for an extra pampering treatment. Our eyesight by now is worn out by too much strain on using our daily gadgets: computer, mobile, iphone, ipad, tv and gaming devices. Continue reading