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The Blog Reviewer on Kikay Corner

With a mere fifteen posts to date, it is an honor for The Blog Reviewer to have chosen to do a note worthy review of this site. Thanks again for the blurb! 🙂

For the record, in the last four years that I have been blogging, this is my youngest baby. I kind of put it aside for awhile, that is, until assignments came rushing in a couple of weeks back. It was a surprise all right, but a pleasant one at that.

Here’s a snippet of the review:

Kikay Corner where everything is kikay, girly, pink and sassy. Browsing this corner in the Blogosphere brings me to the initial impression that girls can really get the most out of this blog…

Okay, so I have been a certified “kikay” since the term was coined. But then again, expect more on practical kikay tips in here even as the author of this corner has evolved from a “ultra kikay” to a “practical kikay”. I am officially opening suggestions and requests for anything kikay that you want to see posted here.


Kikay Corner Just Got Interrogated

Got tagged by PinayMommy of Blessings and Beyond. Thanks Mommy!!

 

1.WHAT DATE IS IT?
:: July 17, 2008

2. WHAT TIME DID U WAKE UP?

:: 8:30 A.M.

3. DID U GO SOMEWHERE YESTERDAY?
:: Nope.

4. WHAT DID U DO THERE?
:: n/a

5. HOW OLD ARE U?
:: 31 years old.

6. ARE U MATURE OR IMMATURE?
:: Both, I guess! 😉

7. WHAT DO U CALL UR MOM & DAD?
:: Mama and Papa

8. ARE U AN ONLY CHILD?
:: No. I have a younger sis.

9. WHERE DO U GO SHOPPING?
:: mall.

10. DO U LIKE SCHOOL?
:: Yes and No.

11. DO U LIKE BOOKS?
:: Yep! I have tons!

12. DO U WANT TO GET MARRIED?
:: But I am married! 🙂

13. WITH WHOM?
:: To the most wonderful guy in the whole wide world.

14. ARE U SPOILED?
:: Yes. He spoils me rotten. It’s always me who has to stop him from all the pampering.

15. WHATS THE MOST FLATTERING COMPLIMENT U EVER GOT?

:: That I have the most adorable kid.

16. ONLY GIRL/BOY IN THE FAMILY?

:: No.

17. IF U WERE TO MARRY A CELEBRITY, WHO WOULD IT BE?

:: Jeffrey Aspacio. He’s a celebrity to me. 🙂

18. WOULD U LIKE TO MEET Josh Hartnett?
:: Who is he?!

19. Where do u think ur bestfriend is?

:: In Central London. I miss you Gina!

20. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME U TALKED TO UR BESTFRIEND?

:: via email, just this morning.

21. U THINK SHE/HE NEEDS U NOW?

:: We always have each other.

23. WHAT DO U WANT FOR UR BIRTHDAY?

:: An N82! Wee!

25. IF U WERE TO BUY A CAR , WHICH CAR WOULD IT BE?
:: Cheri. It runs on less than 1liter engine capacity. Plus it’s so chic – “kikay chic” 😉

26. A DUET WITH HEART EVANGELISTA?
:: She sings?

27. DO U WEAR MAKE-UP?

:: Oh yes!

28. WHAT LIP BALM DO U USE?
:: Aloe lips with Jojoba by Forever Living

29. WOULD U GET A TATOO?

:: Henna maybe.

30. BELLY PIERCE?

:: No!

31. HOW MANY KIDS DO U WANT?

:: Just two. Times are hard.

32. DO U HAVE ANY HOMEWORK?
:: Yes. I still have a couple of online tasks that are pending.

33. ANY SONG THAT YOU’RE LISTENING?

:: None right now.

34. DO U BELIEVE IN SPELLS?

:: No. Love Spell perhaps by Victoria Secret. But that’s it. lol!

35. WHERE DO U WANT TO GO NOW?

:: Megamall. Yay! We’re off to go in a while. 🙂

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Do’s and Don’ts in Wearing Jeans

How do you wear your jeans? Don’t you know that we should not just wear our jeans just because it has been like a staple and have been more like an everyday wear. There were a couple of funny moments that the hubby literally had to drag me out of my wits to tell one girl who was sitting on the sides of an escalator in one of the largest mall in Mandaluyong City.
How could I not, when the cheeks of her butt were taking their sweet peek at the outside world! It came to me like that of a cry for debt help and I would have gladly obliged and told her in a subtle but sweet manner. But anyway, I had to mind my own business. It was definitely not out of one petty fashion need that I have got to tell her to hide her cheeks. But wouldn’t it be sweet if we know how to wear our jeans just right. Not too low, not too tight. Definitely no spillage on the sides like the above photo for instance.
This article does not mean to discriminate people on the heavy side. Truth of the matter is, whatever size you belong to, it is possible to wear jeans that will complement your overall look. Becoming a mother is no reason to wear “mom jeans” when you can always choose to be a hot momma!


When shopping for jeans always look into the crotch area first. The “rise” should just be the right one. No pulling, no extra fabric. Make sure that this new pair will overall flatter your lower limbs. If you know you’ve got to hide those extra pound then, choose the jeans that will hide them, for Pete’s sake! If skinny jeans are in fashion, you don’t really have to conform when you know this will just give you the “muffin look”.

My Scents Collection

I love scents! Right from when I hopped from preschool to grade school, I have learned to appreciate colognes and perfumes and now I have my very own collection of different scents for different occasions. Since then to the time I dated until now that I am married, I am a self-confessed perfume junkie. 🙂
My all time favorite scent is Baby Doll by YSL. It was first launched in 2000. Top notes are orange, pineapple, black currant and apple; middle notes are freesia, heliotrope, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean, vanilla and cedar.

Bags – Women’s Essentials

Bags are on top of women’s essentials. But lately alternatives like celli purses are made available in the market. If for some reason, you need a breather from the usual humongous purses, then this could be it for you. A sweet break for your rather sore shoulders. Seriously now, I cannot imagine how men survive without a handbag. Ah yes, they get their treat by throwing in their extra stuff inside their wives’ and girlfriends’ purses, which we don’t mind, for the record.

Celli purses are coined as such because unlike other tiny bags of the time past, these babies are essentially cell phone cases with extra slots for other important stuff like keys, moneys and even credit cards. I have seen a few styles and variations, mostly made of faux leathers. But as with other fashion stuff, this may later come in other varied designs.

Okay so there are celli purses. But then again, women will always favor purses, even the big ones over these tiny alternatives. It can be a little too small for the average woman. It is a little too limiting. Personally, I still favor big purses, even those extra large ones. The top two most hoarded stuff by women are these: bags and shoes. Women of all shapes and forms have got their own collection nook of these babies.

Much Ado About a Birkin

As they say, there are bags and then there’s the Birkin. A real epitome of luxury, to say the least. Take this one divine evening bag for example. It is the 25cm Birkin, Shiny Violet Crocodite “Niloticus.” This ladies handbag costs a staggering $32,000. A luxury only the likes of Victoria Beckham or Paris Hilton can afford. Ah yes, and some other Hollywood stars and big time business magnate. I just don’t imagine anyone in her right mind stashing more than 1.3 million pesos out of her bank account just for this baby. Even the best payday loan won’t give you the fulfillment of finally owning your very first Hermes.
Truth to tell, Birkin bags are not as recognizable as other high end bags like Prada, Louis Vuitton and the like. I bet anyone could wear one of these flashy crocodile bags and only a few would blink their eyes. If your ultimate motivation to get this ultra expensive bag is to get that Primadonna treatment, then think again. A Birkin bag works no magic, that’s for sure.

Here are Three Birkin Bag Facts:

  1. The Birkin is named after actress Jane Birkin.
  2. It takes 18 to 25 hours by each craftsman to finish by hand a single Birkin bag.
  3. The skins that Hermes use to create various Birkin babies are: calf leather, ostrich, crocodile and lizard.

Here are some of Hollywood celebs spotted with their very own Birkin bags.

An Ultimate Spa Experience…

…right from the comfort of my own home. Yes, you read that right. I have always loved scented candles. As a former-couldn’t-care-less to a passionate environmentalist that I have become, I now highly favor natural products. As for this particular concern, soy candles.

I love most scents from Alice Blue Candle. They last and last, plus it allows me that ultimate bath experience. The great thing about is I don’t have to go to a spa to enjoy the luxury and ambiance. I light the candle 10 minutes before I get into the tub, run the water, pour some lavender bubble bath to match my lavender scented Alice Blue Candle. It can be the most relaxing experience, especially for a work at home mom like me. I don’t get to have this luxury very often even as I juggle things around the house, work and my toddler (who can be a handful by himself) day in and day out, but when I do… it is really something else.

I get my supply from G/L Glorietta 3, the stand afront Dockers. A 6 ounce candle costs PhP 395.00 (Approx. $9), which ain’t bad. It can last you 30 hours. 40 hours tops.

*this is not a paid advertisement. I have always loved scented candles. I have experimented on a lot of brands local and otherwise. But when I lit my first Alice Blue Candle, there was no turning back. 😉

Saving on Fashion

Often times a Metro girl gets hooked to shopping before she knows it, accumulating tons upon tons of signature loots that are left in the closet to rot. To maintain a classy lifestyle, a profile that only the filthy rich can afford to live out, can be quite a task. But the truth of the matter is, one does not need to get tangled up availing of personal cash loans month in and month out. The real “it” girl can swing her way around with all the various fashion alternatives over the pricey, over the top ones.

Marketers have progressed to the extent that consumers are given more freedom with the things they use on an everyday basis. It is practically just a matter of experimentation and knowing what works for you.

An example of which is this signature diaper bag (left image) that costs a whopping $399. Any Metro mom would understand the importance of carrying a fashionable yet functional bag to carry her baby’s essentials-to-go. With all the diapers costs, alongside every other thing a baby needs, a mom can always choose to save that extra buck and settle for this no less than cute baby, a $64.40 diaper bag (right image) to carry both your stuff and the baby’s.

A Polished Canvass

This is basically what every woman wants. A clear, blemish free skin. Here is an alternative to the not so brave to go under the knife like myself. A non-invasive diamond peel right from your very own home.

The Polishing Peel by NuSkin will give you that smooth lift without the sting. It is an extract from pumpkin that is designed to lift out dead cells giving your face that bright and glowing peel. It banishes the dullness and leave skin smooth as silk. Ideally, this should be used three times a day. I used to but I personally have used this just once a week. It is gentle to the skin unlike the more popular facial scrubs. This is not a paid advertisement.

I know I would be maximizing the benefits if only I use it three times a week. But to be honest, my face feels revitalized, translucent every single time I use this. It can be pricey, though. But it would be worth the try, rather than going through invasive procedure, which I will not go through, if I can help it. As “kikay” as I think I am, I am not that brave yet and would still consider myself towards the more “conservative” league. Maybe when I hit midlife or something. But that would be another story. 🙂

T. LeClerc Has Got You Covered

Why would I even be surprised when the mother of all face powders turns out to be the best in the market? T. LeClerc history dates back to 1881. A pharmacist concocted the formulation that suited all kinds of complexion of women the world over.

 

This face powder really has you covered. I have mine in Yellow Banane. That’s as weird as it gets, the name that is. When you get your face covered – it’s texture is incredibly light and silky. The seamless matte finish is just to behold. This is really a biggie for “kikays” from our humid land. You will always get that amazing glow as it controls the oilies like no other face powder can. For that porcelain, flawless look it will be T. LeClerc for me and no other.