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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

Fashion Picks: Tibetan Inspired Bracelet


Accessories are my ultimate favorite things in the world. I always buy the most uncommon and unique pieces. Today, I will be starting a new blog post series called “Fashion Picks” which features my most favorite items from my jewelry stash.

The bracelet shown above is an inspired Tibetan jewelry which I bought last year in a boutique named Ingmar. It’s located at Mary Mart Mall in Iloilo City. I always buy there because they have the cutest stuffs and affordable prices. Would believe that this piece is only Php 39?

I love this bracelet because it goes  with any outfit that I wear, from casual to formal. I also adore the sky blue bead on the center. <3 Unfortunately, the beads are plastic and the coating peels off. I know this item will not last long but I will try my best to take care of it.

Me wearing the bracelet with a plain shirt and a pair of pants. :-)

             What do you think of the bracelet? Would you wear something like this? Let me know on the comments area. Have a nice. Bye. :-)

Want to enter my giveaway?Click here.

LUSH Review: Porridge Soap


A couple of months ago, I went for a small shopping on LUSH at SM North Edsa. It was actually my first to buy at the said brand. Actually, my very reason for buying was to sign for the “Fight Animal Testing Petition” because it’s duty and my passion. It’s not really a news since I have been doing this for a year now. I was really happy to see my signature on the store’s display. I hope you sign the petition too. :-)

I decided to buy the cheapest since LUSH in here is expensive. Hehehe. So, I picked up the Porridge Soap and I fell in love with the smell. I wanna eat it. Hehehe. I really suck at describing things so I will post the description of the soap given by LUSH.

PORRIDGE

Orange juice

Orange juice refreshes the skin and helps to keep it clear with citric acid.

Pinhead oatmeal

Pinhead oatmeal adds a fantastic texture to our Porridge soap, and calms the skin with the oat milk. The oatmeal also exfoliates your skin and scrubs the dirt away

It’s a nutritious breakfast bar.

Porridge is a very gentle soap that really helps to care as it cleans. When the oats mix with hot water, they create a calming milk that softens your entire body.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Propylene Glycol, Pinhead Oatmeal (Avena sativa), Fresh Organic Orange Juice (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Labdanum Resinoid (Cistus labdaniferus), Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Glycerine, Sodium Chloride,EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, *Limonene

  • What happened to my skin after using it?
                   After my first wash, my skin instantly became soft. With continuous usage for a week, my dry skin became smooth. It exfoliated my skin effectively. My skin used to be really itchy but after using this product, it lessened the itchiness. You can feel the smoothness right after you rinse. So I guess you have to use the product everyday.
  • Does the smell stay all day long?
                   To be honest, the smell doesn’t stay all day long.  But, it does smell really good when you use it in the shower.
  • Is it worth my money?
                   Yes, it’s definitely worth your money. It’s cruelty-free, organic and effective. The product costs
  • Longevity
                    It can last for a month, depending on how you use it and how you take care of it. To make it even last longer, I cut them in small chunks, 6 at most. A small chunk lasts for a week. The whole product can be used for 16 washes but if you cut them, they can be used for an extended amount of time. After I use the soap, I put it in a paper and let it dry there. Don’t store somewhere it could get wet because it would melt, nor put it in hot place.
  • Disadvantages
                     The oats will scatter around the floor. Take the time to clean it. Hehehehehhhe. :-P
  • Overall Rating
                     ♥♥♥♥♥ & ★★★★
I was not paid by the company to review or feature their product. I purchased this with my own money and with my own will.
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Have you tried LUSH products before? What products do you recommend? Any comments? Hit the comment box. Have a nice day everyone. :-*

First Giveaway – Surprise Prizes :) (Philippines) *Closed*


Hello everyone! Hooray! My first ever giveaway. I’m so excited for this. :-) You will be winning 5 items but no one can see them except for the winner. Btw, I’ll call this the MG Box. This box contains some of my favorite products from various stores. Sadly, this giveaway will be within the jurisdiction of the Philippines only. Don’t worry guys, more giveaways will come and it will be international. ;-)

Yeah, that’s how excited I am. The prizes are already packed. Hehehe. :-)

You will win:

  • 2 fashion items
  • 1 beauty item
  • 2 nail items
  • One year of blog advertisement (You must provide me your banner) [If you have a beauty or fashion blog]
  • A lollipop signature made by me. :-)

Here are the rules:

1. Be a follower of this blog. If you are a wordpress user, you can follow me instantly by clicking the “follow” button on the right sidebar. If you are not a user, you can subscribe through e-mail. Type your e-mail address on the box and click “follow”. (2 points).

2. Like MG’s Fan Page. Click here(2 points).

3. Post a picture of your NOTW (Nail polish/Nails of the week) or OOTD (Outfit of the day, the exact day you will join.) on MG’s Fan Page or on your blog. (5 points). [OPTIONAL] 

4. Like these pages: ONE NaturalesPapemelrotiMISSHA and Y.R.Y.S.(4 points)

Put this on the timeline on each of these pages: “Hena from http://mistakenglance.wordpress.com/ sent me to say hi. ^_^”  No post, no points.

5.  Post the giveaway banner somewhere on your blog. [OPTIONAL] (2 points)

6. Follow this blog on Bloglovin’. bloglovin [OPTIONAL] (2 points)

7. If you are the winner, please remember to respond within 3 days. Failure to do so will lead to choosing of another winner.

Answer the following on the comment box:

FB Name:

WordPress username/e-mail address used to follow this blog:

Link of your NOTW or OOTD:

Where did you put the banner?:

*This giveaway will end on July 10. The winner will be chosen through the fruit machine. :-)

So, yeah. That’s pretty much it. I hope you join and also invite your friends. Remember that this giveaway is for Philippines only. :-) Lots of giveaways to come.

Have a nice day. Good Luck!

Hena <3