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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! ❤

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! 😀

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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. 😀

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 https://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 ❤