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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Finish Line

I’m back in Naga City to witness my brother’s graduation at Ateneo de Naga University. Everyone who knew us intimately knows why this is such a momentous occasion for our family. Despite his shortcomings (because honestly, who doesn’t have one?), my brother is the most selfless person I know; he sacrificed a lot for our family to survive–and I respect him for that. I wouldn’t be where I am today if not for his sacrifices.

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I could not recall how many times I felt depressed when things don’t go according to plan. I have this 10-year plan I drafted after finishing college–a list of things I should accomplish before I turn 30. 5 years have passed and I’ve only done about 20% of that list. Before I would often feel disappointed at myself for not being able to follow ‘the plan’, and it didn’t do me any good.

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Slowly I began to accept that life is too uncertain, it’s impossible for us to control everything. One person told me I should be thankful that at least I know what I want in life and that I’ve done something worthwhile with it. After hearing those words, I began to relax and take things less seriously and welcome spontaneity.

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If my brother was able to face life despite the fate he experienced, why should a simple mishap like derailed plans stop me from living?

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EZRA dress from Zalora | MANGO quilted bag | TWINKY heels |  SM Department Store sunnies

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These photos were taken at Ateneo, my alma mater. I remember how happy I was when I marched through the four pillars and received my hard-earned diploma. Unlike many others, I wasn’t afraid of what lay ahead. I was eager to start working on my future. There was no ounce of fear, just hope.

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My mom taught us not to feel bitter towards life during difficult times, instead be grateful for they teach us how to be brave and strong. Of course, mothers know best. :)

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How To Find The Perfect Tuxedo For Your Body Type

After popping the question, after giving the ring, and after receiving that sweet “yes” from the love of your life, the next set of things that you need to take care of are the wedding preparations. Unlike your would-be bride who is fussing day in and day out about her wedding gown, you have not probably thought much about what you are going to wear on your special day. After all, you must be thinking that all eyes are going to be on your bride anyway. Most experts in men’s fashion are going to tell you however, that you need to look equally as fantastic as your bride for your wedding day.

There are probably a thousand different things to think about when it comes to wedding preparations so it is crucial for you to find the best outfit to wear as early as possible. Comfort is of utmost importance when you are looking for a suit to wear on your wedding day. While there are a number of different suits available in boutiques and stores, you need to make sure that your outfit fits you perfectly.allure-slate-blue-zoom

Tips to help you find the right tuxedo for your body type:

1.) For the thin and slender men.

On your wedding day you would want to look fit and buff. Your tailor or your favorite Stroudsburg tuxedo rental savvibysarno.com will most likely recommend that you wear a double-breasted jacket. The shoulders on your jacket must be a little bit more padded than usual. The waist should also be taken in a little bit more as long as you still feel comfortable. When suits are made like this, it will make thinner men look more muscular and it will provide a great vertical line to make them look taller as well.

2.) For the tall and muscular men.

There are many popular Stroudsburg tuxedo rental companies that recommend that huskier men wear a shawl-collar tuxedo. With a smoother and thinner collar, you will feel a lot more comfortable and look a lot leaner. Make sure that the jacket provides you with enough length so that when your hands are relaxed at your side, your fingertips reach all the way to the bottom. A single-breasted jacket with just one button would be the perfect choice for you.

3.) For the short and stocky men.

1209S_SKINNY-ZoomThe shawl collar that is smooth and thin would also look great on you. Make sure that you ask your favorite Stroudsburg tuxedo rental company to give you a single-breasted jacket with a single button. The button should be placed around the beltline to give you an illusion of a longer and leaner torso. You can do away with padded shoulders because you would not want to look bulkier. If you have a wide neck, you should avoid wing-tip collars and very small ties. Make sure that everything in your tuxedo is well proportioned with your body.

The most important thing to consider on your wedding day is that you look good and feel good about yourself. Do not rush through the entire fitting process because you should feel 100% comfortable in your suit. Remember that a lot of photographs of you will be taken on this day so your suit should make you look like the dashing, elegant groom that you are.

This article was provided by the website savvibysarno.com, a local tuxedo rental shop that will help you look your best on your wedding day.

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Earthy

I think one of the most difficult color to pull off is green. It’s a color that only suits some people. A dash of green here and there is easy, but an all-green ensemble is tricky. And you know me–my style is safe, plain, and minimalist. If I can avoid bold colors and styles, I would. But sometimes experimenting is good, how else were we able to identify the clothes that suit us if not for that little adventure at the mall or in our bedroom? So when Rosegal offered to send me a product for review, I chose the color which I’m not quite comfortable at wearing; after all I got nothing to lose.

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The package arrived about two weeks ago and this is what Rosegal.com said it would look:

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I chose the Zipper Sleeveless Simple Style Polyester Round Neck Women’s Dress because I thought it would be great for work. I’m not the pantsuit kind of girl; I like wearing dresses because they make one look very feminine. And this is how the product actually looks:

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The dress I received does not 100% look like the dress posted on the website, but nonetheless quality is excellent. The stitching was even, which is my primary concern when buying online, and has qualities that are similar to their claim, like the gold zipper at the back and the material:

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The only thing missing was the belt. It wasn’t mentioned on the website that the belt is not included so I assumed it is. Apparently not. Luckily, I have one that matches the dress perfectly.

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Rosegal dress | Vida sandals | Boutique de Reines bracelet | TMART ostrich bag | SM Department Store belt

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I might have chosen the wrong size as the waist part was quite loose. I think the dress would look more stunning if the skirt was more flared and the neck part more closed, like the one posted on the website. Other than those points though, the dress was pretty and very well made.

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Also I realized after seeing the photos, green is not that intimidating–it’s the contrary actually, very refreshing. Sometimes we do have to risk some things in life in order to find what’s best for us. Without doing so, we are preventing ourselves from seeing all the other possibilities and opportunities the world can offer us–fashion-wise and life-wise. :)

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There’s a giveaway ongoing here on Metamorphosis. You can join here.

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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