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Nicole Aguinaldo | 22 year old fashion and lifestyle blogger from the Philippines.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Keeping it Casual but Elegant with My Daniel Wellington Watch

I love DANIEL WELLINGTON watches. They're a class all their own and I love the challenge of mixing and matching them with my outfits. They're among the most instantly recognizable timepieces in the world - classic and elegant and definitely, a must have for any well-meaning fashionista worth her stilettos. 

Today on the blog, I'm sporting the GRACE LONDON 36mm, with its navy blue and burgundy NATO nylon strap lending a casual resonance to this classy timepiece.
It goes so well with my outfit consisting of this crisscross lace up top from TOPSHOP, plaid skirt from H&M, and white platform sandals from ROCK & ROSE.
To add more elegance to the outfit, i threw in this deep blue YSL bag.
But wait, do I smell spring coming?

But first, celebrate Valentine's Day in this month of the hearts with the love of your life and present him or her a classic timepiece he or she will fall in love with for sure. It comes with beautiful wrapping and free delivery. Just visit DANIEL WELLINGTON's website and order the perfect Valentine's gift! 


Outfit details:
Top, TOPSHOP
Skirt, H&M
Sandals, ROCK & ROSE
Bag, YSL

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PHOTOS BY NICCO RECASATA

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

#SeeSinulogUpClose with the ASUS Zenfones

For the longest time, I had been hearing rave reviews about the ASUS Zenfones but it wasn't until sometime mid-last year when I had the opportunity to attend their launching events that I finally got to try some of their products myself! And I must say I've only had positive things to say about my experiences using their products. They are sleek, they are beautifully crafted, and yes! they have amazing features. Check out my review of the ASUS Zenfone Selfie in a previous post HERE

The thing I love most about the ASUS brand is their aggressive pursuit of melding quality and  affordability -not the easiest thing to do and yet, surprisingly the 26-year old Taiwanese computer and electronic hardware company has been able to do just that with their incredible ZENFONE SERIES. In fact, my experience with the ASUS Zenfone Laser 2 has been nothing short of amazing, and yet incredibly, it retails for only P13,999. No wonder,  it was voted Smartphone of the Year for 2015 by the country's leading technology bloggers!

Then early this month, the ASUS team was at it again, introducing two new Zenfones -the Zenfone Max and the Zenfone Zoom -in Cebu, timing the twin launch with the biggest, most colorful Philippine festival -none other than Sinulog 2016! Talk about starting the year with a bang and making their presence felt! ASUS certainly knows how to get people's attention and, more importantly, deliver the goods!

No less than the country manager of Asus Philippines, George Su, flew in from Taiwan to talk about the new ZENFONES to invited media and other guests at the lunch event at the Marriott Hotel in Cebu.


And what better way to capture this Sinulog experience and share it with you guys than with ASUS' new line of amazing smartphones? I was able to put the cameras of the new Zenfone Max and Zenfone Zoom to the test!

The Zenfone Max (PHP8,495.00) is built with a 13MP PixelMaster camera with a f/2.0 aperture lens for taking high-quality photos with no shutter lag!

Here are the awesome photos I was able to capture with the Zenfone Max:

Everything from the foreground to the background came out clear! 
Love how vibrant the colors of the photos are!


Aside from taking vibrant, high-quality photos, the ASUS Zenfone Max also boasts of the following features:
  • Maximum productivity and multimedia entertainment powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • Built with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 which offers the ZenFone Max’s twice (2x) the drop-damage resistance of its predecessor, a 2.5x increase in retained strength and is 85% less likely to break in daily use
  • A simpler, smarter, more personalized ZenUI experience

But the best feature that the Zenfone Max has to offer is that it has a 5000mAh battery that allows charge upto 38 days! The night before I headed to Cebu for a two day trip, I fully-charged the phone and even after coming home it's battery life was still at 80%! It can also be used as a powerbank for your other gadgets by simply connecting the Zenfone Max to another gadget through a small double-sided USB port.

Now, let’s go to ASUS’ latest pride and joy! The ASUS Zenfone Zoom!

The Zenfone Zoom (PHP26,995.00) is built with 13MP PixelMaster camera that automatically enhances your photos with its DSLR-like optical image stabilization (OIS)! The smartphone also boasts of being the world’s thinnest smartphone that allows 3X optical-zoom by 28-84mm focal length with an innovative 10-element HOYA lens for crisp and clear details!

Check out my Sinulog experience captured by the ASUS Zenfone Zoom:

Top photo: Full shot
Bottom photo: Cropped photo of the the top photo still came out clear and crisp
Selfie using the Panoramic feature of the Zenfone Zoom!
A clear and detailed night shot photo
The next three photos from the parade came out clear despite all the movement and dancing

The ASUS Zenfone Zoom is also built with the following features:
·         The Zenfone Zoom’s camera channels a classic form of a traditional professional camera housed by an ultra-thin 5mm metallic body
·         Built with the Sonic Master 2.0 which allows for incredible sound making it the smartphone with the clearest and loudest sound
·         Supreme speed of Category 4+ LTE that allows you to share your awesome photos on-the-go wherever you go
·         Powered with a 3000mAh battery and ASUS BoostMaster’s super-fast, 3.6x accelerated charging for less waiting time and more shooting with 3x optical-zoom
·         Level-up your Zenfone Zoom with the wide range of accessories created for the phone like the LolliFlash and the ZenCase


So, need I say more? Sinulog was definitely the perfect place to try out the new ASUS Zenfone Zoom and the ASUS Zenfone Max! Loved how all my photos turned out!

Try the ASUS Zenfone Max and ASUS Zenfone Zoom for yourself for PHP8,495.00 and PHP26,995.00!

For more information, visit ASUS’ WEBSITE
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cinderella Keeps Me Dainty in Black

Dainty and black are words that are not often used together so it's a little difficult to imagine a dainty, black dress until you've seen one. Yet, I do believe today's outfit from CINDERELLA TEENS by CINDERELLA would pass that description, don't you think so?

The tiny and yes! dainty flower appliques that cover the entire top and the softly pleated skirt are as girly as can be despite the dark hue.

To brighten things up, I wore my favorite red peeptoe stilettos from M&G via ZALORA, and this cute as can be BYLIN Tulip Bag.

Visit the CINDERELLA Store nearest you and check out this and other amazing looks.




Outfit details: 
Top and skirt, CINDERELLA
Heels, ZALORA
Bag, BY-LIN

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PHOTOS BY NICCO RECASATA


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