Kawaii finds – Chocolate Mirror and Jelly/Conversion Lens for your camera phones

What better way to start the week with some online “window” shopping, right? And look, this is one of the cutest thing I’ve found, a Meiji Chocolate Mirror. It looks so good enough to eat, it’s the same size as the real Meiji Chocolate Bar and also comes in the same packaging as the real chocolate.

a chocolate mirror that looks good enough to eat
chocolate mirror with the real chocolate bar

Great gift for chocoholics like me. Retail price is $ 6.78 at Strapya-World.com but it’s currently sold out.

Kenko Funny Conversion Lens


And yet another accessory for your camera phones is here, the Kenko Funny Conversion Lens gives your photos a twist. Different effects can be produced such as wide-angle, soft focus, 6-image, and other effects. Just attach these lenses using the adhesive. Strapya-World.com retails these for $ 9.68.

Jelly Lens from In the Pink

Shoppers in the Philippines must be lucky because my friend Jing Samonte of In the Pink is selling these lenses. She calls them Jelly Lens, even celebrity Jolina Magdangal bought her bestseller Jelly Lens. It’s even affordable at Php 500. Visit her site here.

Retail therapy for a hard day’s work

Work has never been this hectic these past few weeks. Our team must meet a very high production target before the year ends, the target is achievable nonetheless if the team will put more time and hardwork. Working even on Saturdays is a bummer, no time for quality R&R and other extra curricular activities. Every year, I can’t seem to enjoy the Christmas season because this is also the time that work becomes hectic. Like my officemates say, we have more spending power because of bigger overtime pay but no time to spend the moolah earned…. (which, come to think of it, is quite healthy for our conjugal savings account)

Jeff and I still have to find time to unwind, so we headed to Trinoma after work. A hearty dinner at A Veneto did the trick for our reward. We had Cream of Tomato Soup, Baked Ziti and New York Style Pizza, yum!


And just like any girl, shopping is always the solution to beat stress! We passed by the Nike and bought this uber cute Nike Free Mary Jane style shoes. The black/pink combo is a winner, and the shoes is definitely my style, perfect for a basic tee-and-jeans person like me.

Make your own Havaianas is extended till May 5!

Good news to all Havaianas addicts like me! The much-awaited event, Make your own Havaianas (MYOH), is extended until Monday, May 5, 2008. So there’s more time for hoarding and customizing your pair of flip-flops.
So what makes the MYOH so special that it’s something to look forward to every year? In this event, you can customize your pair for you to really call it your own. You can mix and match the color of straps and sole and add lifestyle pins like star, headphone, skateboard, etc… This year, Havaianas really made it more special because aside from the Havaianas Top, they included the Havaianas Slim for the styles to choose from. This is really bliss for all ladies. Aside from that, you can now embellish the straps with swarovskis and even spell out your name. Lacinhos or “baby laces” are also available. Talk about really customizing.

The place was packed and they have to control the number of people inside hence the long line outside the tent.

Go to Rockwell Tent early… or you’ll end up falling and waiting in line for 2 hours just to get inside the tent. Knowing which styles/colors to get is also a big help to save time since you’ll also be spending an hour inside falling in line (again!) and waiting for your flip-flops to be made. If you want your flip-flops to be embellished with Swarovskis, you have to go to a dedicated counter so that means falling in line again.

Moi deciding the color combination and pins…

While waiting outside, one of the staffs will be handing out the brochures/guide (sort of an Order Form). The brochure shows the colors of the straps and soles, lifestyle pins and Swarovskis. Fill out the form, state your size, choose colors that you want and the lifetyle pins and letters you want to add.

At the counter waiting for my pairs…

Colorful straps to choose from…

For my Slim, crystal blue sole, golden sun slim strap, star and letter “b” pins


Putting pins at the straps takes time, so be patient…

They have this rule “Once holed, considered sold” policy so make sure that you state the position for your pins, especially if you want to spell out your name.

My customized pair is taking shape…

I am now a proud owner of 4 customized pairs!

For every pair of Havaianas purchased, you’ll get a stub for a free snack. The snack includes 1 pack of Holy Kettle Corn and 1 small cup of Nestea Iced Tea (I wished the cup was bigger though).


style=”font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;”>Our matching pairs!

This is why I love MYOH, hubby and I get to have matching pairs. We chose to have dark brown sole, moss green straps (slim strap for me) and skull pins.

Make Your Own Havaianas

May 2-5, 2008

Rockwell Tent (mall hours)

Prices: Adult sizes (33/4 to 45/6) – Php 795; Kids sizes (25/6 to 31/2); additional charge of Php 50 for each pin and Swarovski added; Lacinhos (baby laces) are Php 200 per pair

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