Leading Ladies



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I was featured in Leading Ladies, a new show on the Lifestyle Network, hosted by Lucy Torres-Gomez. We spent the morning talking about my work, my family life, this blog and the products created under the DAPHNE label. We filmed at the old Dimensione building at Bonifacio High Street. The store has since moved to One Parkade still within the High Street compound.

Lucy was as lovely as ever. She’s just perfection! It was such a pleasure to be interviewed by her. And to have a whole episode focusing on me. What an honour. I hope you can catch the show on Wednesday, 9pm Lifestyle Network.


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Please watch Leading Ladies (tomorrow) Wednesday November 28, 2012 at 9PM on the Lifestyle Network.



Samsung winners and new promo



Samsung winners
Congratulations to the five winners each getting a Samsung digital vacuum cleaner.


There were 6,062 raffle entries and lots of photos uploaded on Instagram and Twitter. Until there’s an easier way to download instagram photos, I can only post about 10-12 photos, chosen randomly. All done manually (it took forever). If you want to see the photos, search hashtag #samsungdigitalappliances. Thank you to everyone who participated in the bonus task.



Samsung Digital Appliances continues their promos in stores. Also please Like Samsung Philippines Digital Appliances on Facebook for more updates.

Buy Samsung Digital Appliances premium items and get exciting FREE gifts like LED TV’s, Digital Cameras, Microwave Ovens and Notebook Computers! On top of that, you also get a chance to win a shopping spree worth P20,000!


Samsung is putting the Happy in the Holidays with the Holiday Shopping Spree!



Black Friday at Anthropologie



Since I am nowhere near the US, my Black Friday shopping will have to happen online. There are some great deals with my site sponsors. Anthropologie is offering 25% off sale items from now til Sunday.


Persimmon Paisley Crops
Persimmon Paisley Crops was $118, $89.95 and now an additional 25% off (only until Sunday)


Red Painted Shift Dress
Red Painted Shift Dress from Made in Kind was $268, marked down to $139 and now an additional 25% off (only until Sunday). The fabric is handpainted.


Black Friday At Anthropologie! Save 25% on sale starting Friday 11.23 through Sunday 11.25! Hurry they won’t last long.



Shop Anthropologie.com

Gifting and freebies



Thank you to so many of you who send samples and presents. I don’t really do product reviews except those coursed through a marketing agreement; and when it happens, it’s clearly identified. I respect my site partners and sponsors. It is a responsibility I have towards my readers. But I really do appreciate the kind generosity you show me and I try to support small creative entrepreneurs. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

(I wrote a long “editorial” about gifting and freebies, but it mysteriously didn’t get saved. Maybe it’s a sign. No need to get into detail. Hot topic today. You know the gist. It takes me money and time to run this site. Freebies are not new to me as a TV host and former editor of a wedding magazine. It is not something I encourage or ask for. Also, I was a product endorser even before I had this blog. Yes some of my endorsements spill over to this website. This is the way the world is going now. Bottom line, sponsored posts are identified. Endorsements are obvious and identified, ie. some of my own ads are on the sidebar. Companies and entrepreneurs who want to be featured can contact me directly at info@daphne.ph. I am not represented by any talent agency or digital marketing agency. I manage myself – in all aspects as a tv host, host of events, endorser, creative collaborator, publisher of this site. So just talk to me.)

Here are a few items I’ve received recently, some from sponsors and some from random kind strangers. You might find some great ideas for gifting here.


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Sheaffer VFM Jeepney, P499, comes in neon blue with a nickel plated trim and a push-button mechanism. Available at National Book Store SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, TriNoma, Shangri-La, Greenbelt 1, Glorietta 1, Robinsons Ermita, Quezon Avenue, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, Power Plant Mall-Rockwell and NAIA Terminals I and II, and online at www.nationalbookstore.com. National Book Store has been a longtime supporter of this blog.


Pois Belly and Kids sent my kids a summer wardrobe and they love it so much. Comfy, sensible and not too expensive. Available at most major malls.


Post Script Designs
Personalized stationery from Post Script Designs.


All sorts of bronzers from The Body Shop, available in most malls.


Thank you @inkcreationsdesign for these bag tags! They're so important for school-age kids. www.inkcreation.multiply.com
Personalized bag tags from Ink Creations.


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Table linens from Poivre Maison at Crossings Dept Store.


A new brand called Manyika sent my girls some cotton knit cardigans. These are sold at SM Makati, Megamall, Marikina and North Edsa.


Naturelle d’Argan Pure Argan Elixir, P1400 at Beauty Bar Trinoma, Greenbelt 5, Rockwell, Shangri-la, Eastwood, Bonifacio High Street, Podium, Gateway, MOA, ATC, Cebu and Paseo de Santa Rosa.



Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful



Thanks for the signed book @BobbiBrown and @nbsalerts. National Book Store will be giving away 3 signed books with 3 lip palettes from Bobbi Brown thru http://daphne.ph soon! Stay tuned.
Bobbi Brown: Pretty Powerful is available in National Book Store and Powerbooks. Click here to shop online. Follow National Book Store on Facebook and Twitter.


I was thrilled to receive an autographed copy of Bobbi Brown’s new book Pretty Powerful. My friends in National Book Store love to surprise me with pretty little gifts. This book is all that – plus it’s packed with stories of powerful, empowered women!

“Over the years I’ve worked with countless women who have inspired me with their stories. Beyond makeup, we’ve talked about life-altering events. Everything from the joy of being a new mom to dealing with homelessness and divorce. With each conversation, these women have shown that when you have the will and the heart, almost anything is possible—and that’s what Pretty Powerful is all about.” – Bobbi Brown

There are some inspiring videos of the women featured in Bobbi Brown’s website. Here are my faves:


“Just start. Put one foot in front of the other.” — Lauren Bush


“All I ever wanted was real estate and lipstick.” — Blythe Danner


Watch this very easy and informative makeup tutorial by Bobbi. I love how natural and pretty her makeup style is.


And as a treat for DAPHNE® readers, we have an awesome giveaway now!!


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From National Book Store, three Bobbi Brown: Pretty Powerful signed books.


Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is giving away three special limited edition (not for sale) Pretty Powerful To Go lip palettes with mascara worth P3,000. Bobbi Brown is sold in Rustan’s Makati (8122507), Rustan’s Shangri-La (6334636) and Essenses Rockwell (8229400).


So we are looking for three winners, each will get a signed book and beauty palette. You can sign up for the raffle now until Sunday, November 25. Winners will be announced Monday November 26, 12. This is open to anyone with a Philippine address. I will send the prizes by courier (or you can arrange pick up within Metro Manila).

Join via Rafflecopter Bobbi Brown giveaway.

This is the perfect gift (or gift to self) for Christmas. Good luck!!