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Thrift Haul #1


A lot of Filipinos, from lower to upper class, loves shopping at Ukay-Ukay stores (Thrift stores) because of the great bargains they could find like finding high end items, sometimes unused and still tagged. I remember spotting a Versace pants when I visited Magarbo. Unfortunately, the piece was small for me.

Last week, I went to Iloilo City and visited Magarbo to find clothes for work. Guess what I found? An unused and tagged Marks&Spencer  long-sleeved shirt for Php 100 only!  Such a steal! The store sells all their items for 100 bucks each. A little much for a thrifted  clothing though. The shirt has metallic gold detailing. :-)

The following day was our market day because there was an ukay-ukay sale. Actually, it’s being held every week. I went to the market and browsed the area. Then I spotted a seller which sells tops for only Php 10 each. As a thrifty person, of course I did’t let the offer pass. I got 5 pieces but I gave one to my mother because it was big for me.

I wasn’t able to take a picture of the fourth shirt because it was on the laundry. :-) This last piece below was also bought on the same place but in another time. This was sold for 40 bucks only because my mother bargained the price. This is my favorite purchase! <3

I’m happy with the items I got and really satisfied. Not all of my clothes are from Ukay-Ukay stores. Before I end this post, I will be sharing you some tips about thrifting.

  • Choose items which are in good condition and clean. Most stains cannot be removed so it’s safe to buy clean clothes.
  • Check the brands because you can jackpot signature pieces. Some of them are still tagged.
  • Dig and dig. That’s the biggest secret. :-)
  • Before washing the clothes, soak them first in hot water with laundry soap/powder to remove bacteria and unpleasant smell.

Do you thrift clothes too? Where do you usually buy? Hit me a comment to answer. By the way, I have a personal blog, if you are interested visit: Circle Chick  Talk to you soon. Have a nice day! :-D

And the winner is…


And the winner is…

     Congratulations Jana! :-) Please e-mail me the following details at hena.mistakenglance@gmail.com:

Full Name:

Address (Where will the package be sent to) :

Age:

Contact Number:

Please be reminded to respond within 72 hours. Failure to do so will lead to choosing of another winner. :-)

Fashion Picks: Leather Bracelet Wrap


Hello guys. :-) I’m apologizing for being inactive the past week. I was sick, I had menstrual cramps and a supernatural phenomenon which I’m not going to elaborate because of certain reasons. I thank God for saving me from that painful thing. Don’t worry guys, I’m okay now. I’m already here in Iloilo, at our home. Vacation is over. Hehehe.

The bracelet I have shown above is a faux leather bracelet wrap with a ginormous blue bead. It’s pretty cheap piece, only Php 30 but it was originally Php 60. I bought this from Shop and Match, located at Iloilo City. An hour away from our town. The store wholesale accessories of different styles and kinds in affordable prices.

I picked up this particular color because it looks a bohemian piece which I can wear with any outfit. Wearing this bracelet makes your get up polished and neutralized. The item is also available in the colors black and white but I picked up this one because of its earthy look, plus blue and brown are my favorite color. I’m a sucker for anything neutral.

Did you like the bracelet?

Would wear something like this?

Let me know through commenting on this post. Comments really enlighten me. :-)

That’s it for now. Please don’t forget to enter my first giveaway. Talk to you soon. Have a nice day. Bye. :-)

Hena – XOXO

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Sale Alert: O.N.E. Naturales & JELLYBEAN (SM North Edsa)


Hello everyone! This is just a really quick post. I just want to share some nice deals I saw on SM North Edsa.

O.N.E. Naturales – this is one of the expensive brands that is organic and cruelty-free. As an anniversary gift, all of their products will be sold for only Php 199 (Philippine Peso).  Their regular prices range from 200 – 500 Pesos. Isn’t that great? Oh wait, I think the lip balm is not included because it’s below Php 199. I don’t know if this is nationwide or just inside the Metro Manila. Just check your nearest Watsons Branch or visit your local SM Department Store to see if they offer the same promo. I already bought a hand and body lotion and it rocks. A review might come up soon. I don’t know when will the promo ends.

Spoiler: One of the prizes for my first giveaway actually was bought  from this brand. Hehe. :-)

JELLYBEAN (SM Annex) – this brand is having a 50% off sale. I don’t it this applies for all of their items. The promo will end on June 30.

There are other brands that currently having a sale on SM North Edsa. What are you waiting for? Go! :-)

Don’t forget to join my giveaway. Here:Click here.

Have a nice day everyeone. Bye. :-D