Wednesday, May 30, 2012

giveaway: unleashed randomness x khei shop | win mac cosmetics

5/30/2012 10:46:00 PM 8 Comments

Khei Shop is an online shop based in the Philippines.
They sell imported cosmetics (MAC, NYX, etc) as well as accessories.


  • MAC Lady Gaga Mascara
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation
  • MAC Single Blush
  • MAC Gel Eyeliner

*note: please do the FIRST THREE steps to avoid disqualifications

Giveaway ends on June 12, 2012

*Philippine residents only unless the items will be shipped to someone in the Philippines*

Good Luck to us!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Another Shot at Life BLOG GIVEAWAY

5/26/2012 02:04:00 PM 1 Comments

Giveaway Alert! Giveaway Alert! Giveaway Alert!


Join Another Shot at Life's  Blog Giveaway. Over 22 awesome prizes are up for grabs. :D

The rafflecopter can be found at her blog's sidebar!!

1) You must do the following in order for all YOUR ENTRIES TO COUNT
- Like the post (1pt)
- reblog the post (2pts)
- follow her blog (2pts)
- like her facebook page (1pt)
(MANDATORY) //You may or may not do this!!
- Tweet about the giveaway (1pt)
- Blog about the giveaway (3pts)
- follow her twitter (1pt)
2) Accessories from Thrifty Frills, Forever 21 and Fly wear
3) Clothes from Onion Laundry, Tomato, and 123 USA
- Open only in the Philippines

Good Luck to us!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Birthday Giveaways from LoveandElegance x Eazy Fashion

5/22/2012 10:59:00 PM 0 Comments

LoveandElegance is celebrating her birthday soon. She teamed up with Eazy Fashion for a birthday giveaway.  They are giving off an Emily Brush Set and a pair of Fluttering Butterflies Dangle Earrings to one lucky winner :) 

Eazy Fashion is a Filipino Company (cheers to local businesses!) which provides affordable and high-end accessories. The company is set only to give the best products and the best deals to its customers. "The need to have an affordable source of fashion accessories that are in pulse with the latest fashion trends around the world is growing. This is the reason why Eazy Fashion was born." -Eazy Fashion

Open to Philippine readers only. To join, simply fill up the rafflecopter here. Best of luck! :)

Micmic's Corner 1st Anniversary Giveaway!

5/22/2012 06:00:00 PM 0 Comments

* Giveaway Alert! Giveaway Alert! Giveaway Alert! * 

Michelle of Micmic's Corner is celebrating her 1st year blogversary by hosting a giveaway!
1 lucky winner has the chance to win a lot of Korean beauty products. Try your luck by visiting her blog and read more about the mechanics on how to win these fabulous goodies!


Etude House Lip and Eye (makeup) Remover 15ml
Tony Moly Lip and Cheek Tint Red Apple (full size)
Tony Moly Lip and Cheek Tint Cherry Pink (mini)
Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream 5ml
Lioele Water Drop BB Cream 5ml
5 Skinfood Masks

Giveaway ends on May 26, 2012 and is for Philippine residents/followers only.
Good luck to us!

$500 cash giveaway from Contest

5/22/2012 11:46:00 AM 0 Comments
Hi! As I was again browsing from my facebook, I saw a post regarding a new giveaway and of course I joined that is why I am sharing the good news to you as well.

Join the $500 cash giveaway from Contest Chest. The giveaway will end on June 30,2012.Follow the required actions below and get entries. The more entries you submit, the great chances of winning. 

PS: When you enter the Rafflecopter contest, one of the mandatory things they must do is “Paste the page URL here” in which you must copy the URL of the page where you are seeing the Rafflecopter form and paste it into the space provided. Please copy my url: and paste it on the "Paste the page URL here"

Here's a guide on how to enter the Rafflecopter Contest:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Istin does not guarantee the authenticity of this contest. If in doubt about the veracity of the contest, please do not join.

Monday, May 21, 2012

‏@NuncaValderama's Tweets regarding the protests against Lady Gaga.

5/21/2012 04:57:00 PM 1 Comments
"When I say "I am a Christian" I'm NOT HOLIER THAN THOU, I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow." - Maya Angelou 

"When I say "I am a Christian", I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches so I call upon His name." - Maya Angelou 

 "When I say "I am a Christian", I'm not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I'm worth it." - Maya Angelou

"When I say "I am a Christian", I'm not bragging of success. I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess." - Maya Angelou 

"When I say "I am a Christian", I'm not trying to be strong. I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on." - Maya Angelou 

"When I say "I am a Christian". I DON'T speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble & need Christ to be my guide."- Maya Angelou

 "When I say "I am a Christian" I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'." I'm whispering "I was lost, Now I'm found & forgiven." - Maya Angelou

these are some quotable tweets from @NuncaValderama. I just love her opinions and views of current issues here and abroad. A Woman of Substance. I read her timeline from time to time to check on her tweets. Just like her profile says, "Her tweet blasts are spine-tingling, nail-biting, edge-of-your seat read." Love her or hate her, its up to you...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Family Reunion Dinner / Pre-Mother's Day Celebration

5/20/2012 02:50:00 PM 5 Comments

So sorry for this late post. >.<
Last May 12, we had our family reunion dinner at Sambo Kojin - Eastwood City. Our aunt from Japan came back to visit his father, our grandfather who is sick. We are almost complete except for some of our cousins who can't make it because they are at work and also two of my cousins are out of the country. We are around 50 people including the kids/grandchildren. (Yes, we are a huge family!) I am not a food blogger or an expert when it comes to food. All I can say is that I love the food.. especially the Korean appetizers, Tonkatsu, Tempura and the bacon wrapped in several mushrooms and vegetables.
We reserved a function room and were assisted by two waiters. Anyway, let me share to you some of our photos from our family dinner. Photos were shot by my brother, Maku. :)

Function Room

Tonkatsu / Tempura Station

Korean Appetizers

Vegetables / Mushrooms rolled with Bacon.


Some of the sauces.. Takumi sauce reminds us of my balikbayan aunt's son, Takumi.

Let's Grill this!

Picture picture! :p

Me and my Mama.. :)

Everyone is so full.. Thanks Tita Irene for the treat!

This is my aunts and uncles including my father who is the eldest in the family.

It was a great experience for the family. A reunion and a pre-Mother's Day celebration too. I would really love to visit here some other time since we started late around 9pm and the restaurant closes at 10pm.
So many food, so little time that I wasn't able to try the desserts and the sushi. I advice you to make reservations if you're planning to go on a weekend or else wait to be seated. 

All the reviews and raves I read from the forums and blogs are true. Sambo Kojin offers a remarkable Japanese-Korean Smokeless Grill buffet experience. Grill all you can + Eat all you can, until your stomach bursts! LOL :)


Sambo Kojin. As authentic as the Japanese-Korean collaboration.
In the Philippines, the locals go loco over Yakiniku houses. The Filipinos penchant for grilled food has likened barbebue stalls to the ‘lechon manok’ and ‘hot pan de sal’ phenomena. The increasing number of Yakiniku houses and restaurants all over the metro cities presents a potent business opportunity. However, not one of these Yakiniku houses come close to the real thing, the Japanese-Korean original tandem.
Fact is those Yakiniku houses at present serve a mix match of Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Filipino ingredients.

This is where Sambo Kojin comes in.
Combining the unbeatable strength of its ‘eat all you can’ franchise and a 30- year expertise and experience in conceptualizing and managing a Japanese restaurant, the group behind Sambo Kojin brings quality and authenticity to levels of proven excellence.
Bringing in the authentic features of Japan’s Yakiniku houses, Sambo Kojin modernizes the restaurant operation to provide comfort, efficiency and pleasurable dining. The exhaust system was designed to eliminate smoke and minimize odor while grilling thus, guests fully enjoy the experience of cooking their own food.

Time for Sambo Kojin to show what’s real.
Selection of raw ingredients include premium meat cuts and fresh from the catch seafood. Japanese specialties feature the widest, most delightful array of classic and modern sushi selections. 

Unlike the competitor Yakiniku houses, Sambo Kojin serves newly cooked Japanese and Korean specialties. Not only are the dishes laid out in full view a la buffet, guests can watch their food being cooked. This gives the guests the incomparable goodness of newly-cooked tempura, sukiyaki ,kamameshi rice and more Japanese specialties. Unbeatable are the sushi and sashimi selections showcasing the classic favorites and the colorful, flavorful rolls. Korean dishes include the most popular kimchi (pickled vegetables), chapchae (noodles), and side dishes.

SAMBO KOJIN No Left Over Buffet Price Schedule:

Monday to Fri LUNCH P 499.
Monday to Fri DINNER P 599.
Sat, Sun & Holidays LUNCH&DINNER P 649.
For children below 4 ft. P 299.
(Add P200 only for leftover)
For more info call Eastwood branch 421-0145 or Edsa 726-4466.
Add them on Facebook:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cosmetic Fixation Summer Giveaway!

5/13/2012 10:41:00 AM 4 Comments

I know you have all been waiting for another makeup giveaway for a while now! Of course, since I love making my readers happy, I’m finally putting up my second giveaway ever–the Cosmetic Fixation Summer Giveaway!
In my previous joint giveaway with Miss April, we only gave away one prize. But this time I managed to fit two prizes into the budget–just to give more people a chance of winning! There’s a big first prize and a smaller second prize, but either way, you get a chance at winning some free stuff!
Let me show you what prizes you can win!

Makeup Giveaway First Prize

The first prize winner will get:
  • 4 Excel Paris Matte Lip Creams
  • 2 Lucky Thai Voodoo Dolls (Keychain/Charm)
  • Glam Works Lip & Cheek Tint
  • 3 Jocarste Nail Polishes
  • 1 Nivea Spray Deo Jasmine Scent
  • 1 Nivea Express Hydration Lotion

Second Prize

The second prize winner will get:
  • 3 Excel Paris Matte Lip Cream
  • 2 Jocarste Nail Polishes
  • 1 Glam Works Lip & Cheek Tint
  • 1 Lucky Thai Voodoo Doll
  • 1 Nivea Spray Deo Jasmine Scent

Giveaway runs from May 10, 2012 to June 11,2012! Sorry, but right now it’s open to PHILIPPINE RESIDENTS ONLY!!

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY and RAFFLECOPTER, visit "Cosmetic Fixation Makeup Blog"

Repost/ Reblog from:

Friday, May 11, 2012

Me wants to have those Cutey Bracelets

5/11/2012 05:37:00 PM 3 Comments

About Cutey

cutey was founded in 2011 to provide a quality range of customisable jewellery. Our initial range is designed as an everyday accessory that can be used at any time. The range is designed with the ability to be easily changed, allowing the jewellery to be changed based on mood, time or outfit.

Our principals are to provide a high level of quality in each of our products. We aim to provide an affordable, every changeable piece of timeless jewellery.

We guarantee satisfaction in all of our products and will offer a full refund if you are dissatisfied by any of the products purchased through our store.

Our goals are simple, to provide the world with stylish, quality and easily customisable jewellery. We provide our goods through many online channels as well as independent small retailers located throughout the world.

We're always on the lookout for new partnerships with brands that would compliment our own, as well as retail partnerships who would like to stock our products. If you feel such a partnership would be of benefit, please contact us.

Follow Cutey on Twitter
Like Cutey on Facebook

Here are some of the cute charm bracelets which I hope I could own in the future..


In mythology, Aether was the God of the upper heaven, the sky, the lightest of all air. A piece of heaven in delicate pinks, this bracelet reminds us to breathe joy and live life to the full. Perfect for a dash of girliness when our lives require a certain seriousness. What’s that peeking out from under your sleeve? 18cm chain length.


A Greek Goddess of affection, this piece is perfect for the favourite woman in your life. Yourself, your mama, sister, aunt, Bridesmaid, friend or Grandma, it expresses the joy of being female with a riot of pink and a filthy giggle. A truly happy bracelet. 18cm chain length.


Maybe you love the sea because you remember falling asleep to its sound. Or perhaps you live far from it, but long for it fifty weeks of the year. Pontus offers you oceanic blues and the calmest of sea creatures, just dangling from your wrist, waiting to be played with in a stolen moment. 18cm chain length.


Aren't the charm bracelets I've posted chic and fashionable? :) 

 “I want to win Cutey’s Bracelets because it brings out the woman in you. They are simple yet elegant. Each bracelet has its own characteristics that fits in every woman of every generation. Affordable and bracelets that are guaranteed timeless.. definitely a keepsake worth keeping."

Thanks to for this chance.  :)

REPOST: babyvOx First Blog Giveaway

5/11/2012 04:52:00 PM 0 Comments

Hi, in case you didn't know! Yes I'm having my first giveaway on this website. Although this is my 2nd giveaway actually when I first hosted my contest on my other blog. Chiminess.

Okay continue with the giveaway! This is are the awesome prizes!

Nyx Wholesale PH

1st Winner will get:
A Blog Makeover. - Babyvox
NYX 10 Eyeshadow palette in Haute Model and Glitter Cream Palette in One night in Luxy. - NyxWholesalePH
.info - Ayei Bithao
150x100 Banner Ads from Pseudolavie and Gailaloo

2nd Winner will get:
Candybag - Aisha Kristine
.info - The Nails Designs
150x100 Banner Ads from Pseudolavie and Gailaloo

3rd Winner will get:
Tetris Sticky Notes
Hodge Podge Starbucks Magnet
Star Clips Set
Card Case Set
.info - Random Acts of Sweetness
150x100 Banner Ads from Pseudolavie and Gailaloo

See the blog post for the mechanics.

Here’s another prize!

Make the Best Post and Win 4 bracelets of your choice from
Why do you think you should win this bracelets? Minimum of 100 words.
The first sentence starts with this “I want to win Cutey’s Bracelets because..” (with’s link)-important!
Once you’re done with everything, comment on this blog entry with the following information:
*BLOG POST ABOUT CUTEY: (if you decided to join)

EDIT: MAY 6, 2012 5PM

This contest also have a referral prize!
Be a sure winner by referring the most participants in this giveaway! And win $10!

Contest ends on May 31! Winners will be picked via and will announce on June 1.
All cash prizes will be sent via Paypal.

A big thanks to all the sponsor who did not ignore me when I messaged them about having this Giveaway! Thank you!

PS. Kindly put in the referrer's name entry: Istin Dizon Paigna
Thank you and Good Luck to us all!

My Firmoo Aviator Shades

5/11/2012 01:30:00 PM 23 Comments

Another blessing came this week and it is when I got the package from Firmoo. 
I won again a pair of glasses of my choice this time it is through, Bundles of Joy blog.
Here is the post where Miss Joy announced the winners for her blog giveaway sponsored by Firmoo.

My 2nd Firmoo package arrived last May 7 after 5 business days.. :)

My sunglasses complete with a spectacle case, eyeglasses bag, micro-fiber cloth and a screw kit.

My aviator shades from Firmoo. 

me trying out the shades.. hehe.

My daughter tries to wear it as well.. isn't she cute? 

I just love my new aviator sunglasses. My mother actually wants me to give this to my father instead. Also, my brother has been begging me to give this one to him too so is my ex-husband. (har har har)
Well, I am keeping this one for myself. Sorry. I just love my Firmoo eyeglasses and aviator sunglasses.
Thank you so much Bundles of Joy / Joyluck's Clothesline and of course, Firmoo for sponsoring the awesome giveaways.

To know more about Firmoo please visit the following links:

You may check my previous posts about Firmoo by clicking the following links below:

Firmoo - World's leading online optical store - Vision & Fashion the Frugal Way! 

PS. Please visit Bundles of Joy blog too :)