Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's Raining Cats in Manila

Rainy season is here and what better way to welcome it than by watching one of the most fabulous musical productions based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot, CATS Now and Forever! With our very own Ms. Lea Salonga as Grizabella and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this version of CATS is sure to delight the Pinoy audience.
Performances will start this coming Saturday, July 24, at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP. CATS Now and Forever will run for a STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON so you better buy buy buy your tickets now. 

For Ticket Prices:
SAT (3:00pm)
SUN (2:30pm)
PhP7000 PhP5000 PhP3500 PhP2000 PhP1000

TUE, WED, THU (8:00pm)
SUN (7:30pm)
PhP6000 PhP4500 PhP3000 PhP1500 PhP750

FRI, SAT (8:00pm)
PhP7000 PhP5000 PhP3500 PhP2000 Php1000

Ticket Prices are exclusive of Ticketworld fees.

Show Dates (as of April 2010)
SAT July 24 Matinee
SAT July 24 Evening
SUN July 25 Matinee
SUN July 25 Evening
TUE July 27 Evening
WED July 28 Evening
THU July 29 Evening
FRI July 30 Evening
SAT July 31 Matinee
SAT July 31 Evening
SUN August 1 Matinee
SUN August 1 Evening
TUE August 3 Evening
WED August 4 Evening
THU August 5 Evening
FRI August 6 Evening
SAT August 7 Matinee
SAT August 7 Evening
SUN August 8 Matinee
SUN August 8 Evening
TUE August 10 Evening
WED August 11 Evening
THU August 12 Evening
FRI August 13 Evening
SAT August 14 Matinee
SAT August 14 Evening
SUN August 15 Matinee
SUN August 15 Evening

If you haven't bought your tickets yet, why not try your luck and join Cats in Manila's FB promo. You just have to answer a set of 3 trivia questions (of course about CATS!) and send it to their email address: Don't worry, the answers can be found online, you just have to look for it. But hurry, it's currently on its Week 6, which is about to end tomorrow (July 19), and every week they pick out 2 lucky winners from the email bunch. So check them out on Facebook:

Or you could also visit their Tumblr site for more details:

Good luck, and to those with tickets already, enjoy the show!

Friday, June 4, 2010

My Fabulous Entry to Beautynomics' Play Makeup/ Accessories Matchmaker Contest!

Here is the sunburst necklace worn by Nicole Richie.  It's a statement piece that is a part of her House of Harlow 1960 collection. Inspired by bohemian chic from the '60s and '70s, it exudes vintage glamour. It's bold, it's beautiful and needless to say, I love it! So when I saw that Jean & Rosz had a version within my budget, I knew I just had to have it. So I bought one.

Sunburst Necklace (image from Jean & Rosz)

And when I read that Beautynomics was hosting a matchmaking contest where winners will get Jean & Rosz accessories, I knew I just had to join too. To join, one must choose an accessory from Jean & Rosz, and then blog about what make-up would match it. I thought, what a perfect avenue to feature one of my favorite accessories!

For this post, I got to play matchmaker as I paired up the fabulous sunburst with make-up. I chose some outfits to go with it as well, to better appreciate the look. This accessory is very versatile, as most of Jean & Rosz's accessories are. You could wear it night or day, casual or formal, and the great thing about it is that you could pair it up with simple tops or dresses and your look will still shout stylish. To show how versatile it is, I came up with two looks.

For my first match, I went with Day Glamour. I paired up the sunburst with a plain white v-necked top, black blazer, a pretty pair of black ribbon-belted shorts and gorgeous gold flats. With this look, I can imagine myself having coffee with friends or going for a stroll at the mall. It's comfy yet fabulous.

For make-up, I decided to go for a clean half-nude, half-bold look.
Eyes: Neutral eye shadow colors in gold and brown, accentuated by felt-tip lined cat eyes
Lips: Sexy matte red
Cheeks: A bit of bronze shimmer

I named my second match Night Diva. Night outfits need not be dark or black so I decided to pair the sunburst with this lovely turquoise wrap dress, sexy heels and a sleek black faux snakeskin clutch.

For make-up, since it's for an evening look, I wanted to play with more colors.
Eyes: Smoky eyes in shades of Sea Green, gel-lined upper lashline with thick flirty lashes
Lips: Luscious glossy coral
Cheeks: Delicious mauve blush

Isn’t this awesome, using one accessory for two totally different looks? And it’s just a matter of mixing and matching and I bet you too could come up with your own stylish look. For more of their accessories, you may visit Jean & Rosz thru their website at

For more beauty tips and to know more about this contest, check out Beautynomics’ beauty blog at


Monday, May 10, 2010

Today was Historic!

Today was historic for me because of 2 things.

First, I discovered this morning that I am actually registered and was eligible to vote. Yes, it's the Philippines' National and Local Elections Day and I got to vote. I didn't expect that because I failed to register last year. This morning, being the official driver and taga-park of my parents [both were registered voters], I waited with Tuts for 2 hours parked along the street far far away from our precint poll. Around 10 am, my dad called asking if I wanted to vote, and to my surprise, he told me I was actually on the list of voters! Yey!

And then not so yey! I waited for 3 hours, in sweltering heat and among noisy grumpy voters, before I was able to cast my vote. Plus my picture in the list of voters was UGLY! Lol. It was taken years years ago when I first voted, and believe me, I look way much better now :P

So all in all, I waited for like 5 hours (counting the parking wait), but I guess it was worth it [well, I hope so]. Today is one day that we should all sacrifice a bit of our time. While in line, I overheard this lolo-ish guy, he said jokingly, "Naku, mamya yung iboboto ko lolokohin lang pala tayong mga Pilipino. Nakakainis yun ha, pinila-pila ko pa sa init tapos yun pala corrupt, haha, nagpapagod ako pumila para pahirapan ako." I laughed, and everybody else in the line who heard him laughed. But it's the bitter truth.

After a tiresome day, I was watching the election coverage when I chance upon the Amazing Race finale replay. It ain't historic but I'm happy anyways: the gay brothers won in the Amazing Race! Woot woot! The star wars task was genius, and the brothers were fantastic. I mean, for once, I saw a pair who was actually prepared for the memory game!

Anyways, that's not the only important thing that happened to me today. Now call me vain but for my second happy happy joy joy reason: just awhile ago I googled my site and finally [...drum rolls insert here]

MY BLOG IS SEARCHABLE! YEY! You can actually find me in google! I thought it would take months before that happened so I was ecstatic when I saw the search results.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Stare. Envy. Die!

With this week's Multiply find, you'll definitely stare and die of envy if you haven't got your own fashionmonster* bag yet.

A local Filipino brand based in Davao, fashionmonster* is an online shop selling bags and accessories that are fun, bold and colorful. They are also known for their Über cute voodoo dolls.

Here are some of their popular models:

white voodoo bag

petticoat laptop bag
one of their latest models - hola hola summer bag

For more pictures and prices, go on and check out their sites:
fashionmonster* on Facebook 

If you're in Davao, you can find them at:
2/F, Sun Lab, Gaisano Mall of Davao 

Sex and the City 2

I started watching Sex and the City way back in my college days. I fell in love with the series because even if it was an American show and they were way older than me, I felt that any woman could relate to the girls. They are strong women, but they also have their own insecurities and issues in life. It's full of comedy and drama, and although sex is a main force behind the show, it also tackles career, relationships and friendships. You know, just because 'Sex' is in the title, it ain't all about sex.

I remember trekking all the way to Greenhills to buy DVDs to satisfy my SATC fix. Nowadays, I sometimes catch their reruns on HBO. Well, guess what? The girls are back and they're more fabulous than ever!!

If you haven't seen the first movie, watch it now before the second movie premieres next month.

Now everything about Sex and the City spells style, but wanna know something that's more fab?! HP Tech Chic Central is giving away a trip to NYC and an HP mini210 to one lucky winner!

If you wanna know more, head on to HP's Me and My City Contest.

Sex and the City 2 releases worldwide on May 27 and hits Philippine theaters May 28.
SATC2 on Facebook

Head over Heels over Headbands

I love headbands. And thanks to Blair Waldorf, the headband has become one of the hottest accessories of the season and this past year.

It's a great fashion statement that doesn't really require prep time. Don't you just love that?

One great style this season are the rhinestone headbands. It's simple, yet elegant enough to glam up any outfit. You could wear tees and jeans, put on a rhinestone headband and you're good to go.

If you're looking for affordable pieces you could purchase online, I would recommend Jean and Rosz. This fashion accessory business was started by two girls who's been friends since high school. What's fabulous about them is they offer items which are always up to date with the current trends and they always update their customers through their blog and websites.

Single Row Rhinestone Php 280

They just offered their own rhinestone collection, with prices ranging from Php280 to Php600. And they've got other items too that I know you would also love. I bought one of their House of Harlow inspired Sunburst necklaces, and I love it! It's a good quality fashion accessory at a price I find to be very affordable.

How about you, which style of headband are you sporting nowadays?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Multiply Find of the Week - Nu DeKor

I love Multiply. And it seems like a lot of Filipinos love it too. 

Multiply allows us to share our photos and videos with people in our network - whether they be family, friends or even strangers. But what I love most about it is the shopping. It's a virtual mall of practically everything. With payment and shipping methods more convenient nowadays, more and more people are transacting over Multiply. And you can't blame them. Spend some time searching and I guarantee you'll find good buys, bargains and fabulous stuff. I could spend hours just visiting pages and looking at clothes, accessories, quirky items and the list never ends.

So here's my game plan: Every week I'm going to post at least 1 great Multiply find.

I love interior design so this week's find is a great and fun design tool - Nu DeKor wall stickers

Aren't these the cutest things?

If you're planning to revamp your room or your kid's room, these are perfect. It's easy to install - all you need is a clean flat surface - and you can change it anytime 'coz you can just peel it off.

Their price ranges from Php550 to Php1100, depending on the design and they have TONS of design to choose from.

I haven't tried their wall stickers yet, but I'm definitely planning on buying some. So go check them out, and if you purchase one before I do, please share it, I'd love to hear about it.

Nu DeKor Wall Stickers

*images used with permission from Nu Dekor.

My First Munch

I ain't rich, but that doesn't mean I can't live my life fabulously. There are so many things that we can do to make our lives a little more fab. Sometimes you spend a lot and sometimes you don't even have to shell out a buck.

I love to share, which is why you are now reading this. This is my first munch of the blogging world and like almost any blogger out there, I wanted to share what I am passionate about: people and places and stuff that inspire me to lead a fabulous life which I hope will also inspire others. I wanted a space where like-minded people get to read what I post and talk about it.

I'm your typical girl who loves shopping, bargains (who doesn't?!), eating-out, traveling and sight-seeing, but my interests also includes design, photography, music, movies, the arts and well, anything under the sun that I find to be beautiful and fabulous. 

I am fabmonster. I munch on everything fabulous. Welcome to my world.