Yuletide Breeze (Plus Giveaway 2.0)

For a few days, I thought the cold winter breeze had finally descended upon Florida and I wasn’t sure if I would be thrilled or not. My joints began to ache like I was 90 (haha) and laundry day became more frequent than ever (mind you, the temperatures here are not even remotely close to those up north). The only consolation is I finally get to layer without being judged. That’s a fair bargain, I guess. 😛

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Afternoon at The Ringling Museum (Plus Giveaway!)

This has been the busiest December of my entire life. I have so many tasks to accomplish before Christmas eve and I’m not even halfway done. Life has been throwing me curve ball after curve ball lately and I haven’t even had the time to breathe and take it all in. So one day, when my hubby and I finally had an opportunity to relax, we decided to visit the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida last Monday. I wasn’t interested at first because I thought the place looked like a circus (literally) since it was named after The Ringling Bros., who were owners of one of America’s largest circuses. I was wrong, of course.

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GIVEAWAY: L’Oreal Excellence Fashion Hair Color [CLOSED]

It’s officially summer–my favorite season of the year! It’s when we girls get to experiment with our look. We can finally get that bob haircut we’ve always wanted and change up our hair color. (*happy dance*) L’Oreal and I would like to help you in that department so we’re giving away one set of L’Oreal Paris Excellence Fashion hair color to three lucky ladies!

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Each set contains three different shades so you can choose which one suits you best. Simply read the pamphlet inside the boxes for instructions on how to DIY your hair. I did the #ExcellenceFashion challenge a few months ago and I must say coloring your own hair is not that difficult–not to mention it’s money-saving as well. Here’s what I chose:

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Mechanics

As for the mechanics, please complete the following. All are required.

  1. Like L’Oreal Paris Philippines and Metamorphosis on Facebook.
  2. Like my page on Instagram.
  3. Share this blog post on Facebook and Instagram with hashtags #ExcellenceFashion and #MetamorphosisGiveaways. Posts should be made PUBLIC.
  4. Complete the form below.

Get extra 2 points (not required):

  1. Follow my Twitter page.
  2. Share this blog post on Twitter with hashtags #ExcellenceFashion and #MetamorphosisGiveaways. Posts should be made PUBLIC.
  3. Include your Twitter username and post link in the form if you did this.

Giveaway ends on March 31, 2016. This is only exclusive to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen randomly. Good luck, ladies!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE LADIES

First winner: Florian Francisco

Second winner: Marey jane trinidad

Third winner: ARRA ODEZA

Please wait for my email within the week. Thanks everyone for joining! Til next time! 🙂

GIVEAWAY: Show Your School Spirit with Printpedia PH!

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Show your support for your school by wearing personalized t-shirts from Printpedia PH! They are a printing company based in Metro Manila that specializes in school spirit items. From shirts, sweaters, sports jugs to cards and tote bags, they can print on anything. They also accept custom designs for any kind of occasion–so if you need a personalized business card, an artsy shirt, or unique giveaways and souvenirs for guests, feel free to send Printpedia PH a message. One of the owners of the shop is a former schoolmate so I can vouch for the quality of Printpedia’s products. 🙂
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Just right on time for the UAAP Season, don’t you think?

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To celebrate the successful launch of Printpedia PH, they are giving away the adorable canvas tote bags below as well as gift certificates! Please read carefully and follow the instructions below to qualify your entries. Good luck!

Giveaway Mechanics:

1. Follow Printpedia PH’s social media accounts and mine.
Facebook: Printpedia PH, Metamorphosis by Daphne
Instagram: @printpediaph, @dafnyduck
2. Repost this giveaway with the above photo (first photo) on your FB and IG accounts from September 14 to 30, 2015 using your own caption. Make sure to tag Printpedia PH on each of your posts to earn points. No minimum and maximum reposts required so share away!

Example Caption: Get a chance to win @PrintpediaPH goodies! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/giveaway-show-your-school-spirit-with-printpedia-ph to know how to join!

3. Additional points will also be given if you follow Printpedia on Shopee.ph. http://shopee.ph/printpediaph
4. FINALLY, comment your Facebook and IG accounts below as well as the links to your reposts so we can check your entries! 🙂

Please note that reposts with the most likes/shares on Facebook and Instagram will earn advantage points. Entries with the three highest points at the end of the promo will be declared winners. Your entries will be screened by the owners of the shop.

Scoring System:

FB Page Like – 5pts
IG Follow – 5pts
Repost – 1pt
Creativity of Caption – 5pts.
Most Likes/Shares – 5pts.
Follow on Shopee.PH – 5pts.

Prizes:

1st – Owl Canvas Tote Bag + Printpedia GC P200
2nd – Owl Canvas Tote Bag + Printpedia GC P100
3rd – Printpedia GC P200
5 Consolation Prizes of Printpedia GC worth P100 each

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Aren’t they cute? 🙂

DTC Mobile Summer Giveaway!

Ever since the early 2000s, mobile phones have become one of our basic ‘needs’. We feel lost and incomplete without them. The cellular phone is the new man’s best friend—from text messaging to music to social media, it practically has everything we need. A month ago, for some unknown reason my relatively new phone began dying on me, leaving me very disappointed at a brand I used to admire a lot. As a fashion blogger, I use and need my phone for documentation. I was scouting for a new phone when DTC Mobile contacted me regarding a possible collaboration. Since I’ve become open to the possibility of trying out new brands, I thought why not.

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This is the first time I’m going to use a locally made cellular phone so I was kinda excited. I was eager to see what it looks likes and if quality is at par with foreign brands. And I gotta say I wasn’t disappointed. The phone I got (which I will share in my future posts) has a huge screen and resolution is superb. It already has pre-installed apps, too, like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp, making work for non-techie people like much easier. What’s more amazing is that the prices of their mobile phones are very Filipino budget-friendly. DTC Mobile offers touch screen phones with Android OS for as low as 1900++—how cool is that? Plus the packaging is really cute too! Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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And because it’s their passion to provide quality products and services to the Filipino people, they decided to give these handsets to two (2) lucky people!

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With this DTC Mobile EGO GQTV1 Qwerty phone, you can watch television, surf the internet, and place two sim cards in one handset!

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And finally, this adorable DTC Mobile GE1 handset is perfect for people who only need the basic functions of a phone.  I honestly like this one because I don’t like complicated phones. Lol

Both phones come with earphones, chargers, etc. All you need is a sim card! Below are the mechanics for the giveaway. ALL 9 ENTRIES ARE MANDATORY, except for the the two bonus points which will show when you’ve accomplished the first 9. Failure to accomplish the required ones will invalidate your entry. This giveaway is open to Philippine residents only. Winners will be announced on April 22, 2014. Good luck!

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Thanksgiving Giveaway

One of my dreams in life is to become an entrepreneur. Last year, I took the plunge and created Metamorphosis Clothing. The online store opened with the aim of providing chic and functional clothes for teens and young adults. The initial collection was designed by me. Although the first collection was met with compliments, they weren’t enough to attract actual customers. And then school and work came, and I no longer had the time (and finances) to design a new collection so I had to think of a new game plan.

I came across online stores selling authentic high-street clothing such as Forever 21, Zara, Bershka, and H&M, for such a low price and wondered where they get their supplies. Their items were very in demand (who doesn’t want branded clothes?). After months of research I finally found a branded overruns supplier in the Philippines and began selling them at Metamorphosis late last year. The response was incredible, and with a little help from Facebook and word of mouth, my Facebook page now has more than 4k likes. It’s very little compared to other shops but I’m still very grateful.

For that, I’m giving away the following items as thank you for all the support 🙂

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These are just some of the many export overruns clothing I offer on my page. You’re welcome to check it out. 🙂 Anyway, I don’t want to keep you so below are the mechanics for the giveaway. The first 6 are mandatory so make sure you accomplish all, otherwise your entry will be invalid. Good luck!

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Sole Street Shoe Giveaway

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world. – Marilyn Monroe

We all love shoes. Ask any person and no one would ever tell you they don’t want shoes. It’s practically a basic human need, otherwise shoe stores won’t be popping just about anywhere. But even though there is an abundance of shoes in the world, you don’t always encounter a store that carries your style. Usually when I shop, I’ve already gone to four or five stores before finding the perfect pair. I’m picky like that. Recently though I checked out this one store named Sole Street on Facebook. I’m amazed at the wide selection of shoes they have in their shop. There’s something for every one. Below are my favorites: solestreet I like casual, comfortable shoes and it made me all giggly upon seeing that Sole Street has designs that are perfect for my style. If you’re the girly type, they also have flats and heels that will tickle your fancy. The shoes are handpicked by the Sole Street owners according to the current trends and design quality. Furthermore, their payment procedure is flexible and very customer-friendly. You can give a minimal downpayment and worry about the remaining balance after two weeks. Discounts are also given to those who pay in full! If that’s not enough, Sole Street also loves treating their customers with giveaways. Today, Sole Street is giving away Php500 gift certificates to THREE lucky ladies! Sounds good? Sounds good? All you have to do is do the ALL the requirements below—that’s 9 entries all in all. a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will end on January 27, 2013. Good luck, ladies! 🙂

Holiday 2013 Giveaway

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Lalala 🙂 I’ve been watching too much Ellen DeGeneres videos. Every year Ellen holds this 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. The videos are really entertaining, plus seeing the audience very excited with their gifts would make you very happy. There’s just something with gift-giving that’s very fulfilling—no matter what the cost of the gift is. As they say, it’s the thought that counts. Indeed. That’s why in this blog, I make sure that the holiday season doesn’t pass without giving back to the little community supporting this website. I can’t believe that this domain is already three years old! Three years ago, having a dotcom didn’t even cross my mind. I’m still thankful to friends who made it possible. 🙂

2013 is a big year for me because finally Metamorphosis is slowly getting recognized in the blogosphere. Although getting recognized isn’t the primary reason why I blog, it’s still nice to know that people, and brands, know that you exist. 🙂 But without further ado, below is what’s in store for one lucky lady:

The Overruns Store sells authentic high-street brands such as Forever 21, Zara, Pull & Bear, among others. The winner will receive an electronic gift certificate of Php 1000 which she can use to purchase any item she desires from the store.

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Fashion Diaries PH sells basic and trendy apparel fit for girls who want to stand out. They’re giving away this chic Aztec top.

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Metamorphosis Clothing, my online clothing store, will be giving away these two cutie 40s-inspired skirts.

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The mechanics are very simple. Just accomplish the requirements indicated in the Rafflecopter widget below. The 7 tasks below are mandatory, which will earn you a total of 10 entries. However, you can earn 10 more entries if you decide to do the next 4 tasks, which you can only unlock after accomplishing the mandatory ones.

This giveaway is for Philippine residents only and ends on January 4, 2014 at exactly 12MN. Good luck to everyone!

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One Life Contest + Giveaway

During the summer, Chad and I visited the Smokey Mountain, a garbage dump found in Manila, for a special project which we kept under wraps. And now we can finally reveal what the project was for.

Chad recently joined the One Life Contest on See.Me and we need as much votes as we can get. In exchange for your help, I will be giving away one piece from my Vintage Summer Collection to one lucky winner:

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To join, here’s what you have to do:

1. Register at See.Me. Click “Click Here To Sign Up”. Then three rectangular boxes will appear at the bottom. Fill out the boxes.

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2. Click Continue, and it will redirect you to a short form. Please fill out the form.

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4. Click Continue, and return to Chad’s See.Me profile (http://cverzosa.see.me/onelife2013)

5. Click Vote, and a number will appear. Take note of that number.

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6. Scroll down to the comments section of Chad’s See.Me page, post a comment including your vote number, and check “Post to Facebook” box.

Example: Voted #85! Vote for Chad Verzosa’s awesome pictures here: http://cverzosa.see.me/onelife2013

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And that’s it! This contest ends on August 26 at exactly 11pm. Entries will be checked on the comments section of Chad’s See.Me page. Good luck!

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Congratulations, entry #4 Rangel Gan!

Please choose one item from Metamorphosis Clothing‘s Vintage Summer Collection for your prize (sold out items are no longer available). PM me your choice, complete name, shipping address, and contact info via Metamorphosis Clothing Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who voted for Chad! 🙂

Big Silver Blowout (CLOSED)

Do you remember when you were a kid, you wanted to grow up so bad so you can be pretty, successful, and independent? I’m not there yet, but a week from now my real journey begins. Months ago I was still in denial about my age. I thought turning 25 would mean I’m old, but then I realized it’s actually the most exciting age, for me at least. I have to make wiser career decisions and start taking my plans seriously. I’m already too old to try out the ‘real world’ because I’ve done that already, and I’m happy to say I survived—as well as this blog. Throughout my soul-searching years, I know I’ve shared too many happy and devastating experiences in this small space of mine, which have probably annoyed you. But you, dear reader, decided to stay anyway and read my pseudo-inspirational stories. 😛 And for that, I am grateful—so grateful that I am doing this:

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Yay! I’ll cut to the chase and present the prizes that are in store for four lucky readers!

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First prize: Multi-layered dress, Che Guevarra tee, neon lips skirt from SUBCULT

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 Second prize: 2 phone cases and accessories (your choice!) from House of K

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Third prize: Php 500 worth of accessories from Personalized Accessories

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Fourth prize: Ribbon rucksack from Boutique De Reines

TO QUALIFY, here’s what you gotta do:

1. Like my blog page, SUBCULT, House of K, Personalized Accessories, and Boutique de Reines on Facebook.

2. Share this giveaway on your Facebook timeline, tag us and three friends:

“I want to win goodies from @SUBCULT @Girlfriends Shop II @Personalized Accessories @Boutique De Reines!  Check this out (tag 3 friends)! http://daphneverzosa.com/big-silver-blowout/”

3. Follow ME, SUBCULT, House of K, Personalized Accessories, and Boutique de Reines on Twitter.

4. Share this giveaway on Twitter:

I want to win goodies from @dafnyduck @projectsubcult @houseofk_ph @itsPAofficial @BotiqueDeReines!  Check this out: http://daphneverzosa.com/big-silver-blowout/ 🙂

5. Comment below with your Facebook name, Twitter handle/account, and email address.

And that’s it! 🙂

OPTIONAL:

Get extra entry points if you:

a. Follow me, SUBCULT, House of K, Personalized Accessories, and Boutique de Reines on Instagram (+3). Help House of K gain 500-1000+ more Instagram followers and we’ll add more cases and a bag to the prizes!

b. Share this giveaway on your blog, linking to this post. (+5)

Leave your Instagram name and/or link to your blog post.

The winners will be selected via random.org on August 15, 2013, and will be announced here and on Twitter. Good luck!

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After checking a total of 142 entries, 4 winners have been chosen:

1st prize: Entry #51!

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2nd prize: Entry #130

Ana Monica Ayungao

3rd prize: Entry #41

Roselle Labitad

4th prize: Entry #13

Kristina Letada

Please wait for my email. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who joined! Please note that winners have to respond to my email in a week, otherwise we’ll pick another winner. 🙂

PersunMall Summer Style International Giveaway (July) (CLOSED)

Would you like new tops, shorts, and dresses for your back-to-school wardrobe? PersunMall is giving away the following beautiful items this month! Scroll down for the mechanics!

1. Wings Heart Cotton Vest SKU: FCBI00155

2. Marilyn Tassels Cotton T-shirt SKU: FCBI00179

3. High Low Chiffon Skirt SKU: FMCC0079

4. Irregular Neck Chiffon ShirtSKU: FDBI00189

5. Stylish Color Contrast Two-Piece SuitSKU: FIBI0042

6. Cow Color Cotton ShortsSKU: FJCE0040

7. Irregular Sleeveless Printed Slim DressSKU: FXBI00206

8. Irregular Net Chiffon DressSKU: FXBI00209

9. Stylish Color Block Chiffon ShirtSKU: FDBI00168

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To join:

1. Register at http://www.persunmall.com/

2. Like our Facebook page: PersunMall and Metamorphosis (formerly Zeros and Fives).

3. Share this giveaway on Facebook, tag 2 friends:

I want to win gorgeous clothes from PersunMall! Check this out: http://daphneverzosa.com/persunmall-summer-style-international-giveaway-july/ (tag 2 friends)

4. Follow me on Twitter.

5. Share this giveaway on Twitter, tag 2 friends:

I want to win gorgeous clothes from PersunMall! Check this out: http://daphneverzosa.com/persunmall-summer-style-international-giveaway-july/ #metamorphosisgiveaways (tag 2 friends)

6. Leave a comment with your complete name, registered email (the one you registered at PersunMall), and your Facebook and Twitter post permalinks under this post.

 

Giveaway ends on July 15, 2015.

IMPORTANT: PersunMall will select one winner (1) for every 60 participants, so it is important that we reach the said number. Otherwise, there’ll be no winner. The good news is if we reach 120 participants, 2 winners will be selected. You get the idea. Moreover, 1 lucky girl/guy (from among the ones who took part in this giveaway, meaning including those participants from other bloggers) will be given $100 gift card courtesy of PersunMall via random selection.

Winner/s will be announced on PersunMall Official Page and Facebook Page on July 19. PersunMall marketing team will contact winners by email, so be sure to check your email on the said date.

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UPDATE:

Apparently we didn’t reach the minimum of 60 entries for this giveaway, so PersunMall is cancelling it. I’m sorry. 🙁

PersunMall International Jewelry Giveaway (CLOSED)

I’m beginning the month of June with an international giveaway sponsored by PersunMall, an online hub of stylish finds based abroad. Hurray!

This June, they are giving away some jewelry to one (or maybe two or three) of Metamorphosis readers. So how will the winner/s be selected (VERY IMPORTANT):

1. PersunMall will choose one winner from every 30 participants, which means there will be a winner out of 30 participants, two winners from 60 participants (maybe 3 winners if we reach 90, you get the idea). There must be at least 30 participants, or the giveaway will be cancelled, so don’t forget to spread this GIVEAWAY on your social media!

2. For winners, they will be allowed to choose one of the following items:

1. Exquisite Flowers Ring
2. White Rose Ring
3. Punk Rhinestone Bracelet
4. Stylish Spider Pendent Necklace
5. Europe Retro Rhinestone Link Bracelet
6. Elegant Big Gem Ring
7. Stylish and Simple Bracelet
8. Stunning Summer Necklace

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 To enter the giveaway, simply do the following:

1. *(required)* Register at Persunmall.com.

2. *(required)* Like my blog page and PersunMall‘s Facebook page:   

3. *(required)* Leave a comment stating your registered email, name, the link of the item you like (the one you registered on PersunMall/see above list of items for giveaway)

4. *(optional)* Share this giveaway on your social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+1, Personal Blog) and post the permalinks in the comments section (for verification), along with the aforementioned requirements. Participants who shared more links than others will have more chance to be chosen as the winners.

This giveaway/activity will end on June 23, 2013. Winners will be announced on PERSUNMALL’S OFFICIAL PAGE on June 25. The PersunMall marketing team will contact winners by email, so be sure to check the page on that day! Those who didn’t register at Persunmall.com are not allowed to join this giveaway, so make sure you follow all requirements.

If you can’t be the winner, PersunMall also prepared a gift for you—20%off orders over $60, just use the coupon code PERSUN20%OFF after your order over $60. (Please make sure you use it within the month; the coupon is valid from June 1 to June 30 only.) Good luck everyone! Remember, we need to reach 30 participants! ~ *.* ~

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UPDATE:

Unfortunately, we didn’t reach the 30 participants-limit so we didn’t qualify. Thanks to everyone who tried to join though!

Tumblr Fair 2 VIP Tickets Giveaway!

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Want to meet your favorite Tumblr bloggers and shops on May 11? Then you have come to the right place! I’m giving away two (2) tickets to four (4) winners courtesy of the ever generous Boutique de Reines. Here’s what you gotta do:

1. Like my page, Boutique de Reines, and Tumblr Fair‘s Facebook page.
2. Post this on Facebook, tag Boutique de Reines and Tumblr fair, AND three friends:

I want to win VIP passes to the Tumblr Fair courtesy of Boutique De Reines. Join here: http://daphneverzosa.com/tumblr-fair-2-vip-tickets-giveaway/ (tag 3 friends)

3. Follow ME, Boutique de Reines, and Tumblr Fair on Twitter.
4. Post this on Twitter AND tag three friends:

I want to win VIP passes to the @TumblrFair courtesy of @Boutique De Reines. Join here: http://daphneverzosa.com/tumblr-fair-2-vip-tickets-giveaway/ (tag 3 friends)

REMEMBER: Be sure that all posts are vieawable by the public so we can check.

5. Fill out this form:

And that’s it! Deadline of entries is on May 3, 12 MN. Winners will be drawn via random.org and will be announced here and on Twitter. Good luck!

Chicken Charlie Press Launch + Giveaway! (CLOSED)

A couple of weeks ago, we were invited by Chicken Charlie to their third anniversary press launch. Since we are absolute chicken fanatics, we said we’ll go! And we didn’t regret that decision despite the venue being miles away.

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When we arrived, they immediately served us their famous chicken drums and wings basket in both soy garlic and spicy. It was heaven! Plus the staff are very kind. 🙂

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What I love about Chicken Charlie is that they support local products. I should also tell you that Chicken Charlie is proudly Pinoy. And what’s more admirable than Pinoy businesses supporting Pinoy products? Part of their menu is Bayani Brew, a tea drink made by the nanays (mothers) at Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan. If you don’t know what Gawad Kalinga’s mission is, scroll down to the footer and click the Gawad Kalinga widget.

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Bayani Brew is a very delicious (and nutritious) drink made from lemongrass, pandan leaves, and calamansi. And when you drink it with Chicken Charlie’s new Charlie’s Signature Burger, you’ll forget your name. I kid, but seriously, it’s mouthwatering, even Chad couldn’t stop telling me how heavenly the burger is.

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We also had a chat with the Chicken Charlie owner, Ifore Yu, who is only 28 years old mind you! I didn’t actually expect him to be there so it’s a plus. He told us he didn’t have any cooking background, but he does know a lot about business management and according to him, the heart to work and improve–which is very important in any business.  And I personally think he’s doing a great job in managing the stores because if you check out the branches, you won’t even notice that Chicken Charlie has been around for only three years. The stores’ interior design is all done by Ifore Yu’s wife. They celebrated Chicken Charlie’s birthday on April 20.

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To learn more about Chicken Charlie, check out their website: www.chickencharlie.com.ph

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After the launch, Chicken Charlie gave us lots of gift certificates. Chad and I used up the first 500, so before I consume all of them, I’m giving away my five remaining GCs. After a couple of weeks, I’ll be choosing one winner who’ll receive 5 1oo-peso worth of Chicken Charlie gift certificates for a total of Php500 (that’s 3 delicious meals already!) via random.org. So here’s what you gotta do to win:

1. Like my blog page and Chicken Charlie on Facebook.

2. Post this on Facebook:

I want to win Php 500 worth of Chicken Charlie gift certificates! NOMNOMNOM! Join here: http://daphneverzosa.com/chicken-charlie-press-launch-giveaway 🙂

3. Follow ME and Chicken Charlie on Twitter.

4. Post this on Twitter:

I want to win Php 500 worth of Chicken Charlie gift certificates! NOMNOMNOM! Join here: http://daphneverzosa.com/chicken-charlie-press-launch-giveaway 🙂 #metamorphosisgiveaways

OPTIONAL: Follow ME and Chicken Charlie on Instagram! (+1 entry)

5. Fill out this form:

And you’re done! Please note that this giveaway is not sponsored by Chicken Charlie. The winner will be announced here and on Twitter on May 15, 2013. This giveaway is for Philippine residents only. Good luck!

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Here’s the lucky winner of 500-peso worth of GCs! Congratulations and thanks to those who joined. Watch out for my next giveaway!

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Hi, Riel! Please wait for my email. Congrats! 🙂

Boutique de Reines Valentine’s Day Giveaway (CLOSED)

Happy February 1st! As a Valentine’s Day treat, Boutique de Reines is giving away these three boxes of green tea/Sakura Matcha KitKats. They’re absolutely delicious and very rare as they’re only available in Japan during springtime—I know you want it!!!

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To join, all you have to do is accomplish the following:

1. Like my blog page and Boutique de Reines‘s fanpage on Facebook.

2. Post this as your FB status and set it to public. TAG Boutique de Reines and three friends:
“I want to win green tea KitKats from Boutique de Reines, hosted by Daphne Benosa! Click here to join: http://bit.ly/W6aYBm (tag 3 friends).”

3. Follow me and Boutique de Reines on Twitter.

4. Post this on your Twitter timeline and set it to public, and tag two friends:
I want to win green tea KitKats from @BotiqueDeReines! Click here to join: http://bit.ly/W6aYBm (tag 2 friends)”

OPTIONAL: Increase your chances of winning by following me and Boutique de Reines on Instagram. (+1 entry point)

5. Fill out the form below and hit submit.

 

That’s it! A winner will be selected on February 14, 2013 via random.org. This giveaway is for Philippine residents only. Good luck!

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UPDATE:

Congrats #35 Cora Bella Asuero!

Please check your Twitter and/or e-mail. Thanks everyone for joining! Happy Valentine’s day to all of you 🙂

ClickOnline Boutique Giveaway: The Pahabol Edition (CLOSED)

Remember me telling you during the Grand December Giveaway Part 4 that it could be the last of my holiday giveaway series? Guess what, another generous shop, ClickOnline Boutique, has decided to make habol and treat one lucky participant of the following:

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An authentic printed top from Zara, a lovely cover-up perfect for the spring/summer season, and a cutie patootie mustache necklace!

To join:

1. Like my blog page and ClickOnlineBoutique‘s fanpage on Facebook.

2. Post this as your FB status and set it to public. TAG ClickOnline Boutique and three friends:
” Join ClickOnlineBoutique’s giveaway hosted by Daphne Benosa and get a chance to win a Zara top plus other prizes. Click here: http://bit.ly/VMnHYw (tag 3 friends).”

3. Follow me on Twitter.

4. Post this on your Twitter timeline and set it to public:
” Join ClickOnlineBoutique x @dafnyduck giveaway and get a chance to win a Zara top plus other prizes. Click here: http://bit.ly/VMnHYw”

OPTIONAL: Increase your chances of winning by following me on Instagram. (+1 entry point)

5. Fill out the form below.

 

That’s it! The winner will be chosen via random.org on January 22, 2012. This giveaway is for Philippine residents only. Thanks for joining and good luck to you all! 🙂

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Congratulations, Mica Ella P. de Jesus! Please check your email. 🙂

Grand December Giveaway Part 4 (CLOSED)

There are only a few days before Christmas so I’m going to give you the last leg of my December Giveaway series. Here’s what you will win:

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Dun dun dun.. 2 adorable tops from Paradise Treats and one satchel of your choice from Satchella! Now isn’t that awesome?

To join, here’s what you have to do:

1. Like my blog FB page and Paradise Treats and Satchella Bags Facebook pages.
2. Post this publicly on your Facebook account; tag Paradise Treats  and Satchella’s pages; and tag two friends:

I want to win trendy items from Paradise Treats and Satchella! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/grand-december-giveaway-part-4/ 🙂  (and then tag two friends)

3. Follow ME and Satchella Bags on Twitter.
4. Post this publicly on Twitter while tagging Satchella Bags, and two friends:

I want to win trendy items from Paradise Treats and @SatchellaBags! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/grand-december-giveaway-part-4/ 🙂 #GDGPt4 (and then tag two friends)

5. Leave a comment with your full name, email address, and links to your Twitter and Facebook posts (and Instagram name if you did the optional).

OPTIONAL: Gain one bonus point by following me on Instagram.

 

REMINDER: All posts should be public, otherwise your chance to win these goodies will be forfeited. Remember to tag those who need to be tagged. 🙂

 

This giveaway, which will end on January 1, 2013, is limited to Philippine residents only. The winner will be chosen via random.org. Good luck!

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UPDATE:

And the winner is…

Honey Claire Comaling!

 Please wait for my email. Congratulations! And thank you guys for joining. You may click here to view the selection process. Happy new year everyone! 🙂

Grand December Giveaway Part 3 (Trinkets MNL) (CLOSED)

I’ve already prepped you of this so I’ll cut to the chase. Trinkets MNL is going to pick 3 winner of the following goodies—1 grand prize winner and 2 runners-up. So what’s in store for you?

Grand Winner
  • A copy of Status Magazine Dec-Jan ’13 Photo Issue (in w/c Trinkets MNL was featured as 1 of the “Brands To Know” on p. 20!)
  • 1 Trinkets MNL Statement Necklace (of your choice)
  • 1 Trinkets MNL Skull Candy Bracelet featured in Status Mag
  • 1 pair of Trinkets MNL Skull Candy Earrings
  • 3 pcs. of Trinkets MNL Box-Braided Bracelet featured in Status Mag (the 1st ever Trinkets MNL piece made)
  • 1 Trinkets MNL Tube Necklace featured in Status Mag

 

2 Runners Up
  • 2 pcs. of Trinkets MNL Cloth Braided Bracelet
  • 3pcs. of Trinkets MNL Box-Braided Bracelet featured in Status Mag (the 1st ever Trinkets MNL piece made)
  • 1 pair of Trinkets MNL Wood & Chain Dangling Earrings

 

All you have to do is:

1. Like my blog and Trinkets MNL‘s Facebook page.

2. Share this on your Facebook timeline; tag Trinkets MNL and two friends:

Get a chance to win fun accessories from Trinkets MNL! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/grand-december-giveaway-part-3-trinkets-mnl 🙂 (tag two friends)

3. Follow ME and Trinkets MNL on Twitter.

4. Post this on your timeline; tag Trinkets MNL and two friends.

Win fun accessories from @trinketsmnl! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/grand-december-giveaway-part-3-trinkets-mnl #GDGPart3 🙂 (tag two friends)

5. Leave a comment below this post with your name, email address, and links to your Facebook and Twitter posts (include your Tumblr and Instagram name if you did the optional thingy).

 OPTIONAL (Increase your chance of winning by doing the following):

1. Follow ME and Trinkets MNL on Tumblr. (+1)

2. Follow ME and Trinkets MNL on Instagram. (+1)

 

That’s it! This giveaway is for Philippine residents only. Giveaway will end on December 25 at 12MN. Winners will be chosen via random.org. Good luck!

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And the winners are:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: No. 80 Narissa G. Maquera

RUNNERS-UP: No. 72 Ma. Karla Shane Orinoco and No. 12 Candie Salvador

Congratulations, girls! Trinkets MNL will be contacting you so wait for their email!

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Grand December Giveaway Part 4 is still ongoing! 🙂

International Grand December Giveaway Part 2 (Firmoo) [CLOSED]

Need glasses? Firmoo.com is the world’s most popular online glasses store that offer prescription and non-prescription glasses. They also offer sunnies and spectacles for as low as $8. If you’re into designer glasses, Firmoo also has them!

Now since the holidays are near, Firmoo glasses and I have teamed up for a giveaway, in which 25 (yes, twenty-five) lucky participants will get the chance to win vouchers worth $20 which you can use until December 25. That’s two glasses already! Yeah yeah!

To join, all you need to do is accomplish the following:

1. Like Firmoo and my blog page on Facebook.

2. Post this on your Facebook wall, tag Firmoo, and two friends:

Daphne and Firmoo are going to select 25 people who will receive $20 Firmoo vouchers! Join here: http://daphneverzosa.com/international-grand-december-giveaway-part-2-firmoo (tag two friends)

3. Follow ME and Firmoo on Twitter.

4. Post this on Twitter, tag Firmoo, and two friends:

Daphne x @Firmoo are going to select 25 people who’ll receive $20 Firmoo vouchers! Join here: http://daphneverzosa.com/international-grand-december-giveaway-part-2-firmoo #GDGPt2 (tag two friends)

5. Comment on this post with your name, email address, and links to your Facebook and Twitter posts. Make sure they are set in public mode so we can see them.

25 winners will be randomly selected via random.org. This giveaway will end on December 19 so you still got a few days to place your Firmoo orders before Firmoo closes the promo on the 25th at 23:59:59. Good luck! Again, this is giveaway is open to EVERYONE. Ciao!

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Do you like bags, accessories, and dresses? You can also join my first and third Grand December Giveaway if you’re from the Philippines. Go HERE and HERE.

Grand December Giveaway Part 1 (CLOSED)

Hello, everyone! Happy December! And in the blogging world, you know what that month means—lotsa giveaways! The whole month, I will be doing giveaways every one or two weeks, courtesy of the sponsors of course. So this is the first. What is in store for you?

1. Gelibean Couture‘s Goddess dress and metallic shorts

2. Tsoknat hobo bag, zebra-print purse, and two coin purses

To join, here’s what you have to do:

1. Like my blog FB page and Gelibean Couture and Tsoknat Bags Facebook pages.
2. Post this publicly on your Facebook account; tag GBC and Tsoknat’s pages; and tag two friends:

I want to win trendy items from Gelibean Couture and Tsoknat! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/grand-december-giveaway-part-1/ 🙂  (and then tag two friends)

3. Follow ME, Gelibean Couture, and Tsoknat Bags on Twitter.
4. Post this publicly on Twitter while tagging GBC and Tsoknat, and two friends:

I want to win trendy items from @gelibeancouture and @TsoknatBags! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/grand-december-giveaway-part-1/ 🙂 #GDGPart1 (and then tag two friends)

5. Leave a comment with your full name, email address, and links to your Twitter and Facebook posts. Optional: Multiply account

OPTIONAL– Score extra points by adding GBC and Tsoknat’s Multiply shops here and here. +2

 

REMINDER: All posts should be public, otherwise your chance to win these goodies will be forfeited. Remember to tag those who need to be tagged. 🙂

 

This giveaway, which will end on December 16, 2012, is limited to Philippine residents only. The winner will be chosen via random.org.

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UPDATE:

I’ve chosen a winner through random.org and it’s DUN DUN DUN..

Ma. Elinor Semira!

Yay! Congratulations and have a merry Christmas! Please wait for my e-mail. Thanks to everyone who joined! Go here to check how the winner was selected.

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Didn’t win? I have two ongoing giveaways and one more on the way! In the meantime, get a chance to win free glasses and accessories HERE and HERE!

Online Shopping Choices

Like shopping? Who doesn’t? Shopping is just one of best pleasures in life, especially when we have the spending power. But what if we don’t? Most working women tend to be skeptical about shopping, I know because I experience it myself. It’s difficult to buy stuff when you know you’ve worked hard to earn that money. But I have to satisfy my craving so to speak,  so I always search for shops that do not price too much but sell trendy items at the same time. Aside from that, time is also a factor. Busy women who work 8 to 12 hours a day find it difficult going to malls, so our usual go-to place is the internet. It’s convenient and cheap, we don’t have to worry about bracing the traffic just to get to that sale, right? 🙂

Below are four of my favorite online shops. Their items can be compared to those you see in malls, with prices that won’t certainly break the bank.

Dresses

I like dresses. If you scan my lookbook, you’ll see me wearing a dress in almost every photo. I just feel more feminine in them. Koreana and Gelibean Couture provide the prettiest items at a really affordable price.

Koreana is owned and managed by Pearl Avenilla (pictured above), who is often mistaken as a Korean, which would probably explain why she christened her online shop with such name. I call her secretly a superwoman, as she also works as a full-time bank manager while managing and modelling for her shop. Koreana’s price range begins at Php 300 to Php 600—very affordable if you ask me, not to mention you’ll instantly get a preview of the actual items as they are modelled by ‘real’ girls from my hometown, Naga City. Like Koreana’s Facebook page HERE and be delighted by Asian-inspired goodies. 🙂 I have worn two items from this shop in June and October.

Gelibean Couture is owned and managed by another superwoman, Angelina Go. A jack-of-all-trades, Angelina does the photography, make-up, and styling of her catalog, a testament to how incredible and stylish this woman is. Gelibean Couture (and its owner) has been featured in several media outlets, most notable of which is the Wall Street Asia Journal. Cool huh? What’s way cooler is you can imitate her style in just Php 300 to 900 tops. Like Gelibean Couture HERE or add the Multiply account for easier transaction 🙂

Bags

A look cannot be complete without accessories, and one of the most important and ergonomic piece of accessory is a bag. My favorites are Tsoknat Bags and Satchella.

Tsoknat Bags manufactures handmade bags for customers who appreciate modern, playful, and quirky designs. It is owned by Toni Rose Palma, who hails from Naga City, my hometown. The shop has been around for quite a long time, and thanks to Ms. Toni’s unwavering creativity, her shop offers new and unique designs. And have I told you the bags are made from scraps and used textiles? Tsoknat Bags is also 2007’s No. 1 online shop in the country. Ms. Toni only has one stock per design, so you’ll never worry of seeing someone else carrying your bag. Visit Tsoknat’s Multiply online shop or like the Facebook page to know more about their products and sales.

If you are into satchels like me, Satchella is the shop to visit. Satchels can be quite expensive, but Satchella offers the same design but with a cheaper price tag. The shop is owned by Fay Barroga and Kaycee Umali, a young entrepreneur studying at DLSU.  Their bags are worn by top bloggers Tricia Gosingtian and Dani Barretto. The bags are very roomy, I can even fit my laptop and notebooks in them. I purchased one in June and it’s still good as new. Durability? Check. Price? Check. Like their Facebook page HERE.

As a special, Christmas treat to my readers and blog followers, these shops (plus others which will also be announced soon) will be doing a blog giveaway here on Metamorphosis beginning December 1 until the end of the month. So make sure to drop by one week from now and get a chance to win items (yes, ITEMS) from each of these shopping havens!

 

Beach Bunny Blog Giveaway (CLOSED)

Hello! As you know, I and ze boyfriend made a video titled Beach Bunny, which I shared a few days ago. We love it so much that we want everyone to see it, not only because we made it but also because we believe beautiful photographs and videos need not always be captured in HD. In this day and age, everything is in HD that we sometimes fail to appreciate the beauty of the not-so-new. Sometimes, pictures and films look more real and genuine when they’re a bit gritty and grainy IMO.

I honestly think this video of ours will lose its appeal if we didn’t use a Holga lens, a lens that yields a vignette:

What do you think? Now to give more people a chance to see the video, here’s how you could help us in spreading, which may get you a chance to win 1000 pesos worth of Wrangler gift certificates YAAAAY!!! (will post a photo of the GCs tomorrow):

1. Like Zeros and Fives on Facebook.

2. Follow me on Twitter.

3. Watch the video on Youtube.

4. Using Youtube’s ‘Share’ button (found right at the bottom of the video), share the video on BOTH your Facebook and Twitter timeline (make sure it’s public). Here’s the format you should use:

~Say something about the video: This video is ____________! 🙂 http://youtu.be/SBuxq3p6FkM
~Include a link to this blog entry: Know more about this on http://daphneverzosa.com/beach-bunny-blog-giveaway/ #BeachBunnyGiveaway

~Make sure that the Youtube video is viewable on your timelines.

Here’s an example post: This video is awesome! 🙂 http://youtu.be/SBuxq3p6FkM Know more about this on http://daphneverzosa.com/beach-bunny-blog-giveaway/ #BeachBunnyGiveaway

5. And lastly, comment on this entry with your full name, email address, and links to your Twitter and Facebook posts.


Again, like always, entries that do not follow the rules will be forfeited. This contest is exclusive to Philippine residents only. The winner will be drawn via Random.org and will be announced here on October 16. Thank you and good luck!

NOTE: This giveaway is not sponsored by Wrangler. I just happen to have extra GCs. 😛

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CONGRATULATIONS, GIAN L. PACAÑA!

You just won 1k worth of Wrangler GCs from me 🙂 Please wait for my e-mail.

Thanks to everyone who joined! ‘Til the next giveaway!

Note: Click HERE to know how the winner was identified.

Birthday Blog Giveaway! (CLOSED)

It has been raining non-stop for almost a week now–a sign that the typhoon season has officially begun. And when typhoons arrive, they bring with them strong winds, which are not great for our skirts–and skins. So since my birthday is fast approaching, I’d be giving away two loot bags from NIVEA, which contain, of course, skin care products. Hooray! 🙂

Two lucky readers will get the chance to receive the following:

125 mL NIVEA Extra Whitening Cell Repair & Protect Body Milk (perfect for the weather!), 25 mL NIVEA extra whitening deo, 20g NIVEA Sparkling White Acne Oil Control Facial Foam, Majolica  Majorca Honey Pump Lip Gloss, and Majolica Majorca Jeweling Pencil

To join, all you have to do is:

1. Like/Follow NIVEA on Facebook and Twitter.

2. Like/Follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

3. Post on Facebook AND Twitter. Tag two friends on both Facebook and Twitter.

Win NIVEA goodies by joining http://daphneverzosa.com/birthday-blog-giveaway/ #BirthdayBlogGiveaway!

4. Comment on this post with the following:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Facebook post link
  • Twitter post link

 

Deadline of entries is on August 15, 2012. Winners will be identified using random.org and notified via Twitter and/or email. Giveaway is open to Philippine residents only.

Please note that I check each and every entry so make sure to follow the mechanics religiously. Otherwise, your entry will be forfeited. Thank you!

Summer Love Giveaway (CLOSED)

It feels like it’s been ages since my last giveaway so I decided to post one today. Apart from that, I’d like to announce that I’ll be including brand new, authentic designer and American items in Zeros and Fives online shop‘s next collection. I personally feel that there is a lack of shops in the Philippines that carry varied American products. Mine will sell perfume, bags, footwear, and jewelry that are GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, shipped directly from Florida, USA.

Now to launch that collection, dubbed Like a Lady, as most of them would certainly make anyone very lady-like, I am giving away these three items to one lucky reader:

Polka dots pants personally bought by me some months ago, brand new and unused.

Lace collar blouse from my June Days Collection (more cute items for sale!)

And these gorgeous 24KT gold over sterling silver earrings from Macy’s, one item from my new Like a Lady collection.

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Like Zeros and Fives’ Facebook page.

2. Post this on your Facebook wall (make sure it’s public). Tag Zeros and Fives Facebook page:

“Win a pair of pants and gold earrings, and cute top from Zeros and Fives! Go to http://daphneverzosa.com/?p=2416 for the mechanics.”

3. Follow Zeros and Fives on Twitter.

4. Tweet this (make sure it’s public, no need to tag me):

“Win a pair of pants and gold earrings, and cute top from Zeros and Fives! Go to http://daphneverzosa.com/?p=2416 for the mechanics. #summerlovegiveaway”

OPTIONAL: Double your chance of winning by adding Zeros and Fives on Multiply as contact. 🙂

5. Comment on this entry with your full name and Twitter name (and Multiply name if you did the “optional”).

NOTE: If your Facebook and Twitter are on private mode, please make sure to include the link to your Facebook and Twitter status. For Facebook, all you have to do is to click the time below your name (e.g., 8 hours ago) and copy the link/URL. For Twitter, click Expand then Details, then copy the link/URL. You don’t have to do this if your accounts are public. Or better yet, you may want to change your account settings to public until the promo is over. *wink*

It’s that easy! Strictly no double entries and please follow mechanics religiously. You have to make sure that Zeros and  Fives can find your Facebook and Twitter posts,  otherwise your entry will be forfeited. Promo ends on June 30, 2012. This is open to Philippine residents only. Good luck! <3

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P.S. Blog giveaway winner will be announced via Twitter OR Facebook, like what I did last time. So make sure you’re INDEED following me on both accounts. I just have to say this to prevent people from accusing bloggers of picking ghost winners. I read it somewhere and that is just rubbish, although the post was not targeted towards me (hopefully). As for me, I am not using my computer all the time and I do have a life aside from maintaining the site, which my phone cannot handle. Okie?

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Congratulations to MARIE CASTRO!!! You’re the winner of this giveaway. Thank you everyone for joining! ‘Til the next one!

 

How I Wear My Man’s Shirt

I’ve been wearing this shirt almost every week since I bought it last year.

One thing I love about oversized garments, in this case a shirt from Bench’s men’s department (yes, with glitters), is they are very easy to wear. I don’t have to worry about my tummy protruding whenever I overeat.

Men’s shirt from Bench| Connector ring from Stylebreak| Fabre necklace from Antler| Hair tie from Quirkyfinds

Despite this shirt being tailored for men, it does not mean one cannot make it suitable for ladies as well. This shirt could easily be mistaken for a woman’s though, perhaps due to the color and the glitters. But then again, the cut and proportions are meant for medium-built boys, so I often tuck this in or wear it with daisy dukes or skirts. Hello, Gadybee glasses and beanie!

Jeffrey Campbell Foxy-Inspired Platforms from Asianvogue

And of course, heels always make every look more ladylike.

My new job has literally changed my sleeping habits, I was up all night yesterday. Sad to say, I have noticed my eyes are looking duller. My ultimate solution for this problem, aside from eye creams and what not, is liquid eyeliner. For some reason, it always makes the eyes look livelier. I painted the upper contours of my eyes with thick black liner and voila!—no more dead eyes. I do not like putting pencil liners on my lower lids, it makes my eyes look droopy, which is obviously not gonna help with my situation at the moment.

Hype this look on lookbook and chictopia!

Do not forget to join my two ongoing giveaways—SLASH and Grazie Mille! 🙂

Grazie Mille Giveaway! :)

As you know, I recently won Nivea Philippines’s Face Affair contest. Part of my winnings, aside from a makeover shoot (that will happen really soon) and Forever 21 and Majolica Majorca goodies, are thousands of pesos worth of NIVEA products. How awesome is that?

It’s my first time having boxes (literally) of skincare products, that they would actually cover one whole year of my skincare needs. But then again, I got these items by luck and the only way to show my gratefulness for all the blessings I’m constantly receiving is to share them with family, friends, and co-workers. 🙂

I just finished making my list, and I don’t know to whom I could give these last few items:

Can you help me? 😀

NIVEA Philippines has just released some of these items. I have been using NIVEA for years and I am more than satisfied. Now one lucky reader will receive the following: 100 g  NVS Sparkling White Acne Oil Control, 125 mL NVS Sparkling White Toner, 4 pcs. of 8 mL NVS Sparkling Whitening Day Cream, and 100 g NIVEA Pearl & beauty Soap.

Also, I am giving this cute denim purse directly from my closet. Haha. I noticed I have bags that I bought but never used.

How to join? Follow these simple steps:

1. Like Zeros and Fives on Facebook.

2. Post this on your Facebook wall (make sure its public, and Zeros and Fives’ Facebook page is tagged) and tag three friends:

“Win NIVEA products and a denim purse from Zeros and Fives! Go to http://daphneverzosa.com/?p=2145 for details.”

3. Follow me on Twitter.

4. Tweet this and tag three friends:

“Win NIVEA products and a denim purse from @dafnyduck! Go to http://daphneverzosa.com/?p=2145 for details.”

5. Comment on this post with your Twitter username and e-mail address.

That’s it! This giveaway will end on March 11, 2012. The winner will be chosen via random.org. Only participants who religiously followed instructions will be considered. The promo is open to Philippine residents only.

UPDATE: Due to recent site error, I am extending the deadline of submission of entries until MARCH 13 at exactly 11:59 PM. :))

 

DISCLAIMER:  This post is NOT sponsored by NIVEA. I have only decided to give away some of my winnings. But still, thanks NIVEA <3

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Do not forget to join my SLASH x Zeros and Fives Giveaway!

Pinoy Manga: SLASH (Plus Giveaway! :D)

Many Pinoys know,  including me, that mangas are made and distributed exclusively by Japan. By origin, yes,  they truly are from Japan, but not anymore today.

In the West, manga is equivalent to comics, only that the former was originally written in Japanese or by a Japanese author.  After the World War II, mangas reached out to a wider audience, particularly men and children. Many of the cartoon television shows we see at present are adapted from mangas.

Their popularity and massive following inspired Filipinos to create their own. These creators  gather in an annual event called Komikon. In that event, comic artists display their works and they also get the chance of garnering awards for their work.

My friend and former officemate participates in this event. He is the artist of the Pinoy manga Slash. Below is the manga cover.

SLASH (SOUL-LINKED AEGIS SUPPORTING HEGEMONY), is a mysterious power that prevents a person from being harmed or killed, an enhancement for combat and is used to enforce authority among the weak. It can determine one’s social superiority to one who possesses it. Not all may have it. Alizeti ekilore, a rich innocent girl from trifang mansion, suddenly discovered she has it since she survived a strong explosion that killed all her family. Now that she had survived and obtained such power, Alizeti decided to pursue the murderer of her family using her SLASH. Clash, a veteran slasher(SLASH user), will help alizeti use and strengthen her SLASH in order to find the culprits. Will they succeed in getting justice for alizeti’s family if the killers are the government‘s strongest Slashers? Will alizeti and clash be able to fully understand and utilize their SLASH to counteract their pursuers? In a society where SLASH enhancement and slashers are made, alizeti and clash will experience the inevitable.

Are you a fan of mangas like this? You can read this online by doing the following:

1. REGISTER FOR FREE at https://www.mangamagazine.net/join-mangamagazine.net

2. Then GO to http://www.mangamagazine.net/manga-and-comics/SLASH/detail-page/75. You will see the Slash cover by wadevesecha. Click ADD TO FAVORITES.

3. And you are ready to read!

 

***GIVEAWAY TIME!!!***

Are you interested to get a copy? A fan or two will get to win a copy of Slash, courtesy of wadevesecha himself if you add his work to your favorites. Furthermore, if you are a girl, pa-girl (or you simply want to get something for your loved one), you may win an item from Zeros and Fives‘ Pre-owned album set here. Your choice of item!

UPDATE: Wadevesecha is so generous that he’ll give out the following:

A.) SLASH (1&2)

B.) PUSO NEGRO

C.) BULAS

D.) COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS DC Comics!!!

All you have to do to qualify are the following:

1. Register and add Slash by wadevesecha as favorite. See steps 1 to 3 above.

2. Follow me on Twitter.

3. Tweet this:

“Follow @dafnyduck and win a copy of Slash manga and a clothing item!!! Visit http://daphneverzosa.com/?p=2106 for details.”

4. Comment on this entry with your Mangamagazine username and Twitter name.

 

NOTE: Only those who have religiously followed the instructions can qualify in the giveaway. Promo ends on February 29, 2012 and is limited to Philippine residents only. Winners will be chosen via random.org.

That’s it! Gora na! 🙂

Boho-Hobo

I dozed off really early last night, at around 8, and woke up at 4 in the morning, which is a first this year. I couldn’t sleep since then so I just peered at my window and watched the stars disappear as the light crept in. There was something exciting but, at the same time, sullen about today. I’d be spending another fun semester at UP, but this has always been met by problems (which I wouldn’t share of course).

Anyhoo… shifting back to happy mode, which reminds me~ I HAD REAL BREAKFAST TODAY! Hihi. Since I woke up really early I thought of going to a nearby bakery and buy hot pan de sal. NOM NOM NOM. I paired it with  fried egg and steamy coffee, plus matching crows from the neighbor’s rooster pa. It reminded me so much of the quiet and simple life in the province… Ah Naga, we will see each other again. I promise.

I knew I would be enduring long lines at school today (well, that’s what UP is known for), so might as well pack some carbs.  It was already impossibly sizzling outside at around 7 in the morning, so I decided to wear this printed, boho-inspired, racer-back dress.  The cut on the chest part was too low for school that I had to wear a tank top over it.

Then I braided my hair to give it a more laid-back feel. Again, not all students get a seat while waiting, so it was just practical to wear sneakers. I used to be a ballet-flats-type-of-girl, but I murdered all the four pairs I own. I had to save for a few ones again, I guess. Hello, Christmas bonus?

To complete the boho-hobo look that I was going for, I used my gigantic stereo headphones that Chad, my boyfriend, gave me. You know how hobos like to go from one place to another and how bohemians have wide taste in music, that’s me. Or I’d like to think so. Travelling and wandering do lots of great things to the soul, although I have only done them when Chad returned to the Philippines. Music-wise, I only got introduced to the different genres through him (I didn’t even know that dubstep is a genre! Howkaaay, laugh all you want.). And I instantly liked the songs he made me listen to. So now I got mixed songs on my phone, ranging from pop to ska. Now I can proudly say that I know songs other than Katy Perry’s. Ha, take that. 😛

Dress from Freeway | Sneakers from Vans | Headphones from Samson

 Hype this look on lookbook and chictopia! 🙂

Do not forget to join my blog’s first anniversary giveaway!

First Anniversary Blog Giveaway: Win a Dress, Bag, and Accessories!~ CLOSED

I made a promise that my blog’s first anniversary treat will be biggg. And now here they are, the prizes I and the sponsors came up with for you, guys.

Since the sponsors were so generous, I was able to divide the prizes into three–one intended for the winner and two consolation prizes! YAY!

GRAND PRIZE

Tsoknat embellished bag from their vintage collection | Semi-sheer backless dress from The Closet Goddess

Zeros and Fives rings (2) | Tsoknat flirty purse

Antler fringe necklace | Decathea earrings

 Asianvogue Shop  gift certificate

CONSOLATION PRIZES

Prize A

Tsoknat bag | Antler earrings | Decathea necklace

Prize B

Tsoknat hobo bag | Antler necklace | Decathea bracelet

To qualify, below are the mechanics:

1. Like the sponsors’ Facebook pages:

a. Tsoknat

b. The Closet Goddess (the one with the red profile photo)

c. Asianvogue Shop (the one with the pink profile photo)

d. Antler

e. Decadence Theater [DecaThea]

f. Zeros and Fives

2.  Post this on your Facebook wall. NOTE: The sponsors’ Facebook pages should be properly TAGGED.

“Join @Zeros and Fives first anniversary giveaway and get a chance to win a @tsoknat bag, @The Closet goddess dress, @Asianvogue Shop GC, and @Antler and @Decadence Theater [DecaThea] accessories. Click here:  http://daphneverzosa.com/?p=1848 “

 3. Follow us on Twitter.

a. Zeros and Fives/Daphne

b. Asianvogue Shop

c. The Closet Goddess/Rowena Jane Cruz

4. Tweet this and make sure to tag us:

“Join @dafnyduck’s first anniv blog giveaway at http://daphneverzosa.com/?p=1848 and win @asianvogueshop GC, TCG @rowenajanecruz dress, and many more!”

5. Comment on this post with your real name, Facebook and Twitter name, and e-mail address so I can easily contact you if you win. Include also your Multiply and/or Tumblr name, plus the link to your reblog if you have done the optional thingies below. 🙂

OPTIONAL: You can increase your chances of winning the prizes above by doing the following:

1. Add Asianvogue Shop on Multiply. (+1 pt.)

2. Add Tsoknat on Multiply. (+1 pt.)

3. Follow Asianvogue Shop on Tumblr. (+1 pt.)

4. Follow Zeros and Fives (daffadoodledos) on Tumblr. (+1 pt.)

5. Reblog this giveaway on Tumblr or your personal blog. (+2 pts.)

6. Like The Closet Goddess Rowena Cruz’s make-up page on Facebook. (1 pt.)

Promo is open to Philippine residents only and will end on December 5 at 11:59 pm. The winners will be chosen via random.org and will be officially announced on December 6, 2011. Only participants who have religiously followed the mechanics can qualify. However, those who do not have Twitter accounts can still have a chance to win one of the consolation prizes. So what are you waiting for? 🙂

P.S. Add me on Facebook so I can check your walls. Or I’ll add you. HAHA.

Suprises and Giveaways

I’m supposed to reveal my First Anniversary Blog Giveaway on November 6, but I couldn’t resist not telling you a bit about it. Well, at least you know now what to expect on the sixth. HAHA.

So below are some clues:

 

 

1. TSOKNAT

Tsoknat manufactures handmade bags for customers who appreciate modern, playful, and quirky designs. It is owned by Toni Rose Palma, who hails from Naga City, the hometown that I sorely miss. Visit Tsoknat’s online shop or like the facebook page to know more about their products and sales.

 

 

 

 

 

 2. ASIANVOGUE SHOP

Asianvogue Shop, an online fashion boutique from the Philippines, was established on May 2009 by Guia del Rosario. The shop’s products cater to “every fashionista’s ever-changing style. The shop provides shoppers with an extensive selection of fashion forward footwears and bags.” Visit/Like  their multiply and facebook site to get updates on products and sales.

 

 

3. ANTLER

“Antler is an online store/contemporary business that provides fashion alternatives for and caters to bold fashionistas, tastemakers, artists, and just everyone.

Each material in the Antler collections are produced with the highest attention to detail. ”

Like Antler’s facebook page to view on sale items. Their items are so gorgeous that I decided to buy one for myself, which I blabbed about here.

4. The Closet Goddess

The Closet Goddess is owned by Rowena Cruz, also a talented make-up artist. Her shop boasts of trendy and imported pieces that will not hurt your budget. Si Kim Chiu lang naman ang regular customer niya. 

Like TCG’s facebook page here.

 

5. Decadence Theater (Decathea)

Decathea sells handmade and customized accessories. It is owned by Eloisa Molina, who happens to be my officemate (HAHA). Her shop makes accessories based on customer preferences (e.g., color, material, design). Like Decathea’s facebook page to view products.

6. Zeros and Fives

 And of course, my little online shop/website fanpage. I gotta make some contribution to this giveaway of course. Initially, my plan was to sell good finds from bazaars and thrift stores, but I couldn’t attend to it yet. Zeros and Fives already has some items on hand, which include rings and earrings. Like the facebook page to see what I have in store for you, guys. 🙂

ARE YOU EXCITED? Well I am! Do not forget to come back on November 6 to know how to join in my blog giveaway and see the exciting prizes that await the winner!

Meanwhile, I will leave you these shots of the stuff I wore to the VANS fashion show yesterday:

Fedora hat | Tube top from Divisoria | Vest with scarf from Shopaholic| Denim shorts from Bench | Rings from Zeros and Fives | Wedges from Luzzi (Thanks, Nez!)

 Hype this look on lookbook and chictopia.

I apologize for the photo quality. There is something wrong with the uploading/internet I think. Ugh.

Anyway, follow me on Twitter for updates on the giveaway!

Florals + Stripes = Happiness

Hiiii! 😀

Spamming your screen with lots of florals and stripes. The top is actually a crop top. Bought this somewhere outside Divisoria Mall. I couldn’t resist the cuteness of the heart patch so I bought it. Who would like to guess how much this costs? 😛

 Boater hat and lace bag from Cocco

The maxi skirt is actually a maxi dress. I wanted a different top so I just folded it inward and fastened it with a handwoven belt to hold the dress and make it look like a real maxi skirt. Cool huh? 🙂

I was trying to make my hair look messy here. FAIL. :-/

Hype this look on lookbook and chictopia! ::)

Clogs-like heels from Tiffany

See the rings? I’m selling rings like those in my online shop. Like Zeros and Fives on Facebook to view cutie patootie accessories on sale. 🙂

 Photos by Sam Lim.  Like his Facebook page and visit/follow his website to see his other works and learn photography tips.

Make up by Ana Patricia Mendoza. Like her Facebook page to see her other works.

Thanks to Haydee Suarez for editing the last two photos!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the love and support before I am denied the chance. Recent events made me realize how precious life is, and how short it is to waste it on hatred and regret. I may have not gotten everything I wanted , wished, and prayed to God every night, little blessings still manage to find me and I am grateful for that. But somehow it also makes me sad not having to properly recognize those kind people who, in their own ways, lent their hands when I needed one. I hope I’m not too late. Thank you. 🙂

I’m planning on a new blog giveaway so stay tuned. Follow me on Twitter for the announcement!

Peace x Love

AND THE WINNER IS…

Hello, everyone! First of all, I’d like to thank those who joined my sixth-month anniversary blog giveaway. Before I announce the winner, I’ll post pictures of the selection process via Random.org. 🙂

Step ONE. 62 names were randomized. Note that the multiple names you see are due to the additional points the participants availed themselves of.

Step TWO. The minimum and maximum number of participants (+additional points) were indicated in the randomizer.

Step THREE. The randomizer generated a number–13! So guess what…

Yay for Kristine! You won the gorgeous maxi dress from Cocco and cutie patootie accessories from Quirky Finds. E-mail me soon, dear!

A special thanks goes out to everyone else who joined and to my lovely sponsors. Always visit and follow this blog for more upcoming giveaways! <3

The Devil’s Shopping Advocate: A 6th Month Anniversary Giveaway!

June 6 marks the 6th month of my blog’s existence (6-6-6, hah!). Not to worry though, today I will be spreading just love! Ah, I can’t believe I’ve been actively blogging for six months already! This is the second thing (next to shooting) that I’ve started doing without actually getting bored. If not for my then new officemate Helen and her good friend Jehzeel, you would not be reading this entry nor would you know the URL http://daphnebenosa.com. Thank you, guys!

I’m also very grateful to those who stumble upon my blog and those who make it their daily reading habit. My ears flutter when people tell me they follow this site. It is such a humbling experience.

A lot has happened during the past six months. Through this blog, I got invited to events, such as Havaianas’ (I’m terribly sorry if I didn’t make it to the event), and met my wonderful sponsors, Cocco and Quirky Finds.

With all these wonderful blessings, I think it’s only fitting that I give back to the readers. So here goes:

Maxi dress from Cocco

Moustache necklace + bowtie headband from Quirky Finds

Now you can win the gorgeous maxi dress from Cocco and the adorable accessories from Quirky Finds! Yay!

How to join:

  1. Add/Likme, Cocco, and Quirky Finds on Facebook.
  2. Share this blog giveaway article by posting the link (or using the Shareaholic buttons below this entry) on your Facebook account (tag @Daphne Benosa, @Cocco Cocco Cocco, @Quirky Finds).

For additional points!

  • Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr and/or Bloglovin’. (1 pt. each)
  • Repost on Twitter (tag me @dafnyduck) and/or your blog.  (1 pt. each)

Lastly,

  • Comment on this page with your namelocatione-mail address, and Facebook name.
  • Include your Twitter username and blog link if you reblogged.

SAMPLE CONTEST ENTRY:

Name: Daphne Benosa

Location: Quezon City

E-mail ad: dafnyduck@gmail.com

Facebook: Daphne Benosa

1. Added you, Cocco, and Quirky Finds on Facebook.

2. Shared this blog giveaway on my Facebook.

  • Additional points:
    • Twitter username: @dafnyduck
    • Reposted on Twitter
    • Followed on Tumblr
    • Blogged about this: http://daphneverzosa.com/addfhdhfgdfjgjhhlkhlhg

 

There! Ain’t that easy? This contest is open to Philippine residents only. Contest closes on June 20, 2011. The lucky winner will be chosen via random.org and will be announced on June 21, 2011. Good luck everyone! 🙂

 

Rainbow Fun

The rainy month has arrived but it doesn’t mean we won’t have any more sunny days and beach adventures. And what could be the most perfect outfit for those but a colorful maxi dress!

Since I discovered here that maxi dresses are not just for the statuesque ones, I began to confidently pull them off (or I’d like to think so).

Hype this look on lookbook and chictopia.

Photo taken by Don Victorio using my not-so-trusty GE digital camera. Hehe.

Dress and boater hat from Cocco

Win this very pretty maxi dress and a couple of accessories from Quirky Finds by joining my 6th month anniversary blog giveaway! Check it out! 🙂