Irresistible Cheap Homecoming Dresses

Looking for cheap homecoming dresses? Read on!

From where I live, Homecoming usually happens in December. It’s the busiest time of the year. It’s a time of Christmas celebration, family gatherings, or reunions. Needless to say, this is also the time people start looking out for beautiful dresses they can wear for the many occasions they will attend at this time of the year. I believe in the United States, Homecoming usually happens in September or October. Well, it’s already July! Homecoming is going to happen in just a few short months and we should all get ourselves ready to meet our long lost friends and high school buddies.

Lucky you because you don’t even have to leave the comforts of your own home to be able to find a beautiful dress to wear. You can shop online for cheap homecoming dresses that will surely wow your friends (and yourself!). A quick search on Google will bring you to a wide range of selections. But because I want you to save time and energy, I have here a beautiful collection of dresses you can find at 27dress.com. They offer inexpensive yet beautiful creation for any occasion. I particularly love a short homecoming dress. Although they are short,  the intricate style and design make you look absolutely fab!

Just take a look at all these beautiful dresses?! Aren’t they super gorgeous?

 

What’s more there is an ongoing sale! You can get an extra 10% off when you use the coupon code: Summer. What are you waiting for? Go find some cheap homecoming dresses and enjoy your reunion!

Extra tips:
1. Wear comfortable high heeled shoes. Just enough for you to walk around with. If you can’t wear a 4 inch shoes in 2 hours then don’t. You don’t want to go home with blisters.
2. Pick a neutral colored purse if you are wearing a bright colored dress or vice versa. You don’t want to appear too flashy.

Which of these cheap homecoming dresses do you find most appealing?

Father’s Day Gift from Selah Soul Art Studio

Have you got a Father’s day gift to your Hubbies and Dads yet?

I love giving personal gifts (as much as I love receiving them). Before I buy any gift, I think first of what personalized item I could give. I mostly get my mission done depending on my budget and time allowance.

One of my go to place is Selah Soul Art Studio. If you love the arts or just love giving something personal, you’ll love this! The momma behind this is actually a college barkada (I never knew back then she had a talent in painting!). She recreates photos to beautiful portraits. She did a portrait for my daughter, for myself, for my husband, for my mom and all our inaanaks last Christmas. I told you, I’m pretty addicted with anything personalized lol

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I love that apart from the painting, she also gives a digital format that you can post on your social media. Since we are North to South (She is from QC and I am from Carmona), she would mostly ship the portraits. You can have her buy the frame (with additional charge) or have the portrait sent without the frame. Most couriers do not accept anything with glass (like LBC) so your option can be to have it sent via Grab Express.

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You can contact her via Facebook or Instagram. She also has a group of Artsy Mommies which you can find here: Selah Artsy Moms (Blending Motherhood + Art).

We are an online community of artsy mommies who love to express our love for art through drawing and painting! Blending motherhood and art can be pretty tough and we need all the encouragement we can get to keep those pencils and paints flowing! Motherhood and art??? It can be fun!

If you are looking for a Father’s Day gift to your dads or Hubbies, this could be the answer!

PS: You can check the website here: Selah Artsy Moms

Do you also like giving personal gifts?

Nutri10 Vitamins for kids 1 – 12

Nutri10 Vitamins is our newest discovery when we came back to the Philippines. I had always had a hard time giving my daughter vitamins. It has always been a huge struggle. When we were in Singapore, we discovered a chewable tablet that she loved. Unfortunately, this is not available here. Good thing that we had been introduced to Nutri10 Vitamins. One of my mommy friends said her son began having great appetite when she gave her this vitamins. My daughter isn’t exactly a picky eater but there are seasons when she would give me a hard time feeding her so having a vitamin for her daily is a must.

On our first day taking the vitamins, she was very excited to try it. I was wondering if she would really like it. And boy she did! I was to be honest very surprised because she NEVER liked any type of syrup whether vitamins or medicine. I got quite curious why she liked it so much so I tried it myself. I know right? What mommies do! Haha… When I took a tiny sip on her syrup I knew immediately why she liked it! The ponkan flavor was a hit! I suddenly remembered my own vitamins as a kid. I felt like it tasted just like this one.

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What is amazing is that, she would be the one to remind me for her vitamins. She would go to the counter and point to her Nutri10 vitamins. She would even tell her dad about it when he comes home at night and brag that she was taking her vitamins. I can’t be any happier!

Nutri10 Vitamins from Wert Philippines is for kids 1 to 12 years old. It is a food supplement that has Taurine, CGF, Zinc and Lysine.

What vitamins do you give your kids?
Have you tried Nutri10 Vitamins? How does your child like it?

Mom and Son Matching Clothes by Zeep Kids

Mother Daughter Dresses abound but not very often do you see matching clothes for mommy and baby boy. Well, the long search is over. Mompreneur Gracie Maulion made it easy for mom of boys to find fashionable matching clothes.

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Being an online buyer myself, I find it hard to find brands that have quality materials. Either they are cheap but made of low quality fabric or you find a more reputable brand but you have to pay the price! As they say, you get what you pay for.

Well, not for Zeep Kids. Affordability meets quality. Not just that, their designs are fab! Go see it for yourself and check out their FB Page: Zeep Kids. I must say that there are a whole lot of different stores for matching clothes but most of them do not have a stylish touch which you can find from this store.

These are what some moms have to say:

Thank you zeep kids for our cute boho shorts and nautica matchy matchy, super love it.  worth it for the price very affordable lalo na medyo pricey ang clothes pang baby boy. And quality tlga ung clothes mo sis from the designs to fabric… very creative din ang packaging. Wait ko yung iba mo pang designs. God bless..

Ganda ng fabric ang lambot at comfortable isuot, 1st time hindi nairita si Drei kahit fit sa kanya yung shirt, ayaw na hubarin. Thank you Zeep Kids, sa uulitin

This momi and her Yael’s favorite and only to go to page for matchy clothes. Love the fabric, love the design, and love the peeps behind Zeep Kids.

Right now at 5 months pregnant, I know i wouldn’t look any further for matching clothes in case I would have a baby boy! I’m pretty excited!

Zeep Kids
The very first MOM & SON matchy outfit store
zeepkids@gmail.com

Do you like wearing matching clothes with your kids?

3 Stunning Bridesmaid Dresses


Bridesmaid Dresses UK

After being married for almost 7 years and being a wedding host for more than a decade, I still have an adoration to weddings, most specially bride and entourage gowns.

There are a million of choices out there in terms of color, design and material so sometimes it is pretty hard to choose which style brides’ should go for so their bridesmaids would look as stunning as she is. Well, I’m here to help! With the help of Millybridal UK, I found some amazing bridesmaid dresses any woman would love!

Here are those 3 stunning yellow bridesmaid dresses just for you:

Here’s a simple yellow gown for you. Simple doesn’t mean plain and boring. You can always add some touch of elegance in any simple gown by putting in some beads just like this dress. The single strap on the shoulder makes it look absolutely gorgeous.

Cute and sweet. That is how I would describe these set of bridesmaid dresses. The style and the color combo of them all look just like fluffy cotton candy — nice and candid. Short bridesmaid dresses would be a good fit for a bride who wants to have a more of a happy go lucky kind of feel in her wedding.

Lastly, this beautiful gown will make you want to walk down the aisle again. Actually, this is too extravagant you can actually use it as a wedding gown already! Some brides want a more formal gowns for their bridesmaids and to those brides, this is just a perfect match. This A-line sweetheart gown is perfect for a 5 star hotel wedding. I can pretty much imagine it with lots of flowers in the ballroom. Don’t you agree?!

So, which of these gowns do you like best? Is yellow a color of your choice in terms of your wedding theme?

Check out Millybridal.org for more beautiful gown designs!

Event Singers PH

One of my favorite parts of our wedding was the time when my sister and my brother sang, “You are my King (Amazing Love), I was crying my heart out in the background. I love this song so much! More than that, they have the most beautiful rendition of the song too. (You can watch that here.)

I don’t know if that was the first time my sister sang at a wedding but she has been singing for as long as I can remember (that time cassette tapes was still a fad). She is a born singer! After being in advertising and now in sales, she still has that longing for providing good music to her audience. So recently  along with 2 other singers, they launched Events Singers PH.

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I know you’re probably thinking that hiring musicians in a wedding could be just an added expense since there’s YouTube or Minus One anyway. But really, bringing in live and good music to your event is actually what makes an occasion a “special” occasion.

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You can visit their page at Events Singers PH. They also have songs uploaded on that page if you want to hear their beautiful voices.

Sticker Zone Review

After moving in to our home 5 years ago, we had not done any renovation until late last year. Our floor was unfinished. No vinyl in some parts of the house. We had no storage under the stairs nor any kitchen cabinet. No gate. It was livable but still had so much to be done.

Thankfully, after a long discussion and planning with my husband we had agreed to upgrade our house. We couldn’t be any happier with how it turned out. We both felt our house suddenly had space. One room was dedicated as a playroom and another as our office. No more spare room as storage. We were able to maximize the entire space.

After the renovation, it was time for us to decorate the house. One of the things we added were wall stickers or decals. We got ours at Sticker Zone. I have seen this one before but only ordered a couple of months ago. They arrived as promised just in time before we head back to Singapore that week.

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It looked overwhelming in the beginning with all the loose parts stuck in one huge pad. But I managed to stick them to the wall on my own with little help from my toddler. However, with the more complicated ones, I had to ask Hubby and my brother in law to do it. 2 rooms done, 2 more stickers to go!

My friend also got a sticker from Lazada and she said it was pretty hard to stick to the wall and it took them hours to have it done successfully. Thankfully, the ones we got are quite manageable.

If you are ever looking into beautifying your homes, try checking out Sticker Zone on Instagram.

Do you have any other tips on how to decorate a house with style?

The Best Ever Matte Lipstick

I am not one of those women who hoard lipsticks. I never owned a boxful of lippy unlike some of my friends. In fact, I just have one at a time. I only buy when the one I use runs out. Yeah, there are still women like that! =D

In the years I learned to put on make up, I only had 3 favorite ones. My first was a.gift from my best friend. She didn’t like the shade but thought I would like it and boy I did! I didn’t get used to this dark violet shade from Bench until after 3 more lipsticks from them. After my 4th, I knew I had to move on. I haven’t fallen in love again until I bought a dark brown lipstick from Value Dollar Store. Haha.. I know,  of all places! I unfortunately lost my make up kit in a mall in the city. Vivo City to be exact. This isn’t a mall we frequent so I never got the chance to ask their customer service if they had ever found it in the ladies room. Anyway, I had to move forward and just slowly build my make up kit again. I wasn’t willing to buy an expensive lipstick so I ended up buying one from that dollar store. I just needed one to get by anyway. But no, this isn’t just a replacement lipstick. It ended up being my 2nd favorite lipstick.

And then came a time when my little one started owning my make up kit and I end up losing this lipstick. Again  I wasn’t willing to buy an expensive one because I got one that I thought was amazing but it ended up disappointing me. I will not name the brand. Ugh, I just despise it. Anyway, I found true love in the corners of a tiangge at Festival Mall Alabang (that’s here in the Philippines). I got it for P100 only! Like wow right??? I bragged to my sister about it and she instantly fell in love with it too!

So everytime we find a tiangge, we always look for that brand and that shade. The first I got was Gemini. The the next I got was Scorpio. I liked both.

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Here’s why I adore that lippy: 

1. I just got the perfect shade. I super looove it. I am sure gonna buy another one when I see it. It’s pretty hard to find so I want to make sure I have spare!

2. Color stay. Super color stay. I don’t reapply as much as I do with other brands. So I really love it.

3. It’s the only matte lipstick I used that didn’t make my lips crack. I tend to have dry lips so matte lipstick isn’t for me. Oh well, not this one!

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This is me wearing that lipstick.

So….. your turn. What is your favorite lipstick? Care to share?

Crimson Hotel Alabang

Home sweet home is the song of our hearts early February when Hubby finally set foot in the Philippine soil. It had been a whole year of being overseas for him and us going back and forth to Singapore to visit him. My daughter has become a pro at flying and going thru immigration. We were practically on board every single month for the entire 2016!
Well, what better way to celebrate his homecoming than by having a relaxing staycation at a 5 star hotel. This has been our favorite luxury. We have a very simple house. My clothes can fit a small box. We don’t have branded clothes. I only have less than 5 pairs of shoes. Staying at a hotel is really our only luxury.
We initially wanted to catch Ms Universe live at MOA but we weren’t willing to pay the price (literally) nor were we willing to buy a general admission ticket where I would only see Ms Philippines and Pia Wurtzbach from afar. We ended up choosing to watch Ms U from the comforts of Crimson Hotel.

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Here’s what I think about it: 
Price. As always, we booked our stay from Booking.com. This is where we have booked all of our hotel stays. We usually get the cheapest price from them. With this particular stay, we only paid Php3,700 inclusive of the taxes.
Room. It isn’t my favorite. I still love Vivere and my husband Bellevue. But I have no complaints here. It is nice and cozy.
Service. As expected, the staff are courteous and greets us every time we pass by them.
Security. Not all hotels have the kind of security they have. If you stay in the 25th floor, that’s the only floor you can access with your keycard. And if you don’t have the keycard with you, there is no way you can get to any floor!
Overall, we enjoyed our stay. Our daughter of course did not mind tge cold weather at 6 in the morning. She jumped into the pool without reservation.
Verdict: Highly recommended. I am sure we will stay here again.
What is your favorite hotel in Alabang? Have you stayed at Crimson Hotel? What do you think about it? 

Nursing Rooms in the City

Since we come from a far away land, we allot about an hour and a half commute (some walking plus train ride) to the city. And because of this, we have no choice but to either skip her nap or take her naps at the headquarters a.k.a nursing rooms.
When we go to Gymboree, we either nap at Tanglin Mall or we walk towards Orchard Road and take a good nap at Tang Plaza.
Nursing Room at Tanglin Mall. It is a big room with big diaper changing pad, a sink and 2 small nursing rooms with a single but comfortable couch.

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The nursing room itself is pretty small but it’s okay as long as it is a closed space and private. The room is found on the 3rd floor beside the Restrooms so it’s quite easy to spot.

Nursing Room at Tang Plaza. I wouldn’t have known there was a nursing room here until I asked. There is not a clue the room was a nursing room until you ask one of the staff. It has a white door with no sign whatsoever. Inside the room is a big couch with 2 pillows and 1 chair. The room is too big. It would have been better if they put curtains to divide the room so that more nursing moms could use the place at a time instead of just one. Also, the music so quite loud! So if you are trying to put your Little One to sleep, you def would have a hard time! Anyway, I still like it because it’s better than nothing, eh?!

Are you still nursing your Little One? Does he/she still do even if you are out?