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cheap update

There are times that I pride myself in being frugal and then there are times that I just buy without much thought because the item is on SALE. There are those I get that is a really good buy and there are those that I ask myself what was I thinking?!

I usually love sale clothing. This is the latest sale item I got.

I blame my sister for dragging me inside the shop

clementine top I got from the plains and prints purple sale

I hate you Plains and Prints (but in a good way) you always seem to have one item I like in your store. Why? Yellow is not really a favorite of mine, but I got it because it looks happy and blindingly bright, its on sale.

Anything below 500php that is on sale, will always draw me in. Even better if its below 300php.

With that thought, I also love checking out H&M’s sale items for the home. Again, I don’t buy full price.

The latest I got from them was a grey glass vase that I still don’t know why I got it and where to place it. I just kept it in the cabinet. 

the vase looks a lot like what I got, it set me back 200php. I did not get the mercury glass candle holder.

the vase looks a lot like what I got, it set me back 200php. Though pretty, I did not get the mercury glass candle holder.

While in their store I always check out their throw pillow covers. But I still haven’t bought any. I also had my eye on their mercury glass candle holders. But I know I can find something that looks alike for cheaper that their sale price. I’m a cheapskate. I know.

Table wares are also one of my favorite stuff. I recently paid a visit to Crate and Barrel and snapped up these sale items.  To pair with what I currently have.

I already had two botanica plates one in green and one in blue that we use daily. (we also got it on 50% off sale) Its about 109php each I think.

the more the many-er!

the more the many-er!

Since it is still on sale, I got two more botanica plates this time in red. To add to my red Corelle set that we are keeping for the holidays. Our Corelle set is a set of four and we have a 6 seater dining so we had to make two mismatched sets to go with it. Turns out the botanica plates are much darker than my Corelle, but its ok. It can work.

When we started decorating our home one of the first décor we had was a white ceramic ears up rabbit that we also got on sale from Crate and Barrel.

a pair at last

a pair at last

This time, we saw its ears down rabbit partner! On sale! So we got it too!

After all everything is better with a discount, am I right?!

 

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are our own and based on our own experience. This is not a sponsored post. 

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what can I get you?

Hey, what do you want as your wedding gift? This question gets me to a tizzy in an instant.

I have blank on my mind. Nada. Nothing.

I was asked this question by my cousin Jackie from the US, just a few days ago. And all that was swimming in my mind was… I need to complete my prenup outfits, my deadline (work) is due, I kind of need to buy make up for the prenup shoot.

So, what do I want for the wedding? Again I am drawing up a blank.

I think I mentioned it a few posts ago… I lost my make-up a few months ago, so I really need it. That qualifies for a wedding gift right?

I told her I need makeup, specifically eye shadow. She laughed. In a most grown up sister voice she said, what you need for your new life, not makeup.

But, I’m still going to give you makeup if you like makeup.

the sought after Urban Decay Naked Smoky

The sought after Urban Decay Naked Smoky

I am such a kid. Sigh. She ordered the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette for me. I was smiling ear to ear like a cheshire cat. 

She then proceeded to send me links for home products, like a fragrance diffuser. While I like it very much, Kei’s sinus will hate me for it. For the love of Kei I declined.

Next, she sent a link to a Keurig 2.0 coffee machine. Wow. My cousin got exquisite taste is stuff… 

my eyes just bugged out

My eyes pretty much  just bugged out.

 

She knows Kei and I both are huge coffee drinkers.

I told her that it was a very much super screaming jump for joy yes! She also told me that she will be sending us Corelle plates.

Of course, Atchie Jackie picked these striking beauties. -Corelle Bandahani

Of course, Atchie Jackie picked these striking beauties. -Corelle Bandahani

The plates look festive! They scream holiday/special occasion to me.

She really does have an eye for stuff maybe it runs in the family? hahahaha!  Seriously pretty stuff they got there… 

I then went to look for kcups here in the Philippines. Then I panicked… only a few stores sell Keurig’s kcups. And those stores are far from our place.

As much as I want the Keurig for its design, I have to change it to something more practical for us. The only cups available at the supermarkets here are Nescafe’s Dolce Gusto.

So, I asked her if we could change the coffee maker to Nescafe’s Dolce Gusto. Because we can buy the capsules in the more supermarkets! She seemed weirded out by my request but said yes. In the US most households use Keurig. 

this is practical

this looks like a penguin! but this is practical.

Since my cousin is fancy, she picked out the Nescafe De’Longhi Dolce Gusto Genio -is an automatic compact coffee machine that would be perfect for our starter home. I can has a penguin coffee machine! I already nicknamed it penguin!

They also sell the Dolce Gusto Genio coffee maker in the Philippines, just without the De’Longhi brand.  De’Longhi is an Italian small appliance manufacturer based in Treviso, Italy.

 

*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience. This is not a sponsored post. My Cousin Jackie paid for this from her own pocket. Many thanks Atchie Jackie!