What’s In My Bag? feat. Metro Gaisano Shoe & Bag Sale

It’s quite a silly video, isn’t it?

My favorite red tags are back and are making a long term appearance ’til the end of the month! Yes fellow shopaholics, shopping this entire month will be a little less guilt free with the awesome sales that Metro Gaisano has to offer- this post specifically highlighting their bag and shoe sale!

For the entire month of November, indulge in various sales all over the Metro stores ranging from their shoes, bags, make up, home items and everything else in between!

Travel bugs out there will be pleased to discover that Metro is specifically holding a Travel Gear sale from October 27- November 26, 2017 with various travel gear items up for grabs from suit cases, carry on bags, travel gear items and more! Scroll down for a little sneak peek:

Happy shopping,

Issa P.


Christmas Gift Ideas with Metro Department Store

The city’s biggest department store is celebrating 35 fruitful years of providing Cebuano shoppers with good finds, awesome deals and best prices with a huge weekend sale starting October 13-15, 2017. With up to 50% off on all items as a part of their thank you gift, shoppers will not only have the opportunity to shop for the freshest produce, the most trendy fashion items and cheapest appliances but 35 lucky shoppers will also get the chance to win P35,000.00 worth of gift certificates!

And since the Christmas season is slowly approaching, I thought it would be the best time for me to scour my favorite racks of the Metro Department stores to find gifts for my loved ones. This way, I get to save money and I also get to avoid the Christmas rush. Here are some of the gifts I bought the different people of my life:

For the make up lover
(From bottom left) Ever Bilena eyebrow pencil @ P 120.00| Ever Bilena Pro Flawless Finish Foundation @ P185.00| Ever Bilena dipliner @ P 170.00| Ever Bilena blush on @ P 110.00| Ever Bilena eye lashes @ P195.00 P117.00| Ever Bilena concealer stick @ P150.00| Ever Bilena liquid lipstick @ P185.00| Ever Bilena eye shadow palette @ P165.00| Careline Matte Liquid Lipstick @ P195.00| Unicorn cosmetic bag – P99.00 P89.10| Biore cleansing foam @ P299.00| Shell earrings @ P69.50 P55.96| Turban @ P79.00 P71.00| Ever Bilena Advance liquid lipstick @ P180.00

For the boyfriend
Outdoor tent good for 4 people @ P 1, 169.00 P869.00

For mom
Grendha casual slippers @ P 1,295.00 P 1,165.00

For the sibling
Jansport medium sized bag @ P 1,990.00 P 1, 791.00

For lolo & lola
Fleece blanket – P299.00 P199.00

For the little fashionista
Style Me Up Nautical Jewelry Maker @ P399.00 P 359.77

I’ll be doing a VIDEO haul of all the things that I got during my little shopping trip so make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel for updates!

Make sure to visit your nearest Metro while the sales are ongoing for your chance to score great discounts and get a chance to win P35,000.00 worth of GC’s. See you there!

What do you guys think of my gift ideas?
Issa P.

Urban Lifestyle Open At Vibo Place & Why You Should Check Them Out!

There’s been an influx of concept stores popping up here and there all over the city of Cebu which is a great way for Cebuano’s to show their love for the local industry. Whether it be a food market for local home chefs or a retail shop for local sellers to display their products- I’m always in to support this great movement! Despite the many international brands coming into the city, which are great in their own sense, I still think it is important to support ang sariling atin and what better way than to not just buy local indigenous products but to also support local businessmen and women, as well.

Urban Lifestyle is the newest concept store to open in the city and is located on the second floor of Axis Entertainment Avenue at Vibo Place. They cater a lot of local brands, carefully curated and placed to fulfill each and every customers cravings.

Here are a few other reasons why you should check them out:

  1. You’ll be supporting local
    I cannot say this enough but I really do believe that Cebuano’s should support each other whether it be in their craft, their business ventures or even hobbies. If we shop at expensive international brands, why can’t we shop at equally good local brands at less the price? #supportlocal

2. They’ve got a wide array of items to choose from for MEN & WOMEN
Shopping is as much for men as it is for women and Urban Lifestyle has made sure to provide their male and female customers with a wide variety to choose from whether it be casual wear, accessories, beach outfits or even thingamajigs for your personal spaces. I personally love all the brands they currently carry at the store and would swear by the quality in goods and also designs of these brands.

3. They’ve got an awesome backdrop for your ootd’s
In a time where Instagram is life, Urban Lifestyle has made sure to fulfill every millennials incessant need to take a good photo with an ass kicking backdrop to match.  Not only are their items good but so is their urban (duh) interiors which is totally #awesome. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t take advantage of the backdrop because… I did.

4. It’s a great place to hang out with your family/ friends.
Urban Lifestyle is a great place to visit to shop and when you’re done, it’s also a great place to hang out as especially because of all the other great things you can do around the area. If you’re hoping to grab a quick meal, some good coffee or a fun activity, there’s always something fun to do there.

Congratulations, Urban Lifestyle! <3

Issa P.

Korean Beauty Brands, Baby Products & More! ft. KPop Beauty & Melange at The Concept Cove

If I had to point out a growing trend in Cebu, it would most likely have to be concept everythings (food, restaurants, stores) and Korean/ Japanese make up and beauty products. The latter has been so sought after that I recently shared my daily morning skin care routine which is heavily influenced by Korean skincare practices.

Recently a couple concept stores such as Concept Cove have been opening around the city, offering shoppers with more affordable shopping alternatives whether it be in terms of clothes, make up and accessories. Although this store in particular carries a very select number of brands, each rack and shelf has been carefully selected and placed in order to cater to every man/ woman’s needs.

During my visit, I checked out one very special rack, Melange which carries an assortment of baby products, travel essentials and beauty products from KPop Beauty. Check it out:

Here are a few of the items that I got to bring home to check out and review:

Drawstring bag,  3 in 1 travel pouches and passport holder

Happy Nappy Baby Cloth Diaper

Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact

COW Beauty Soap (for whitening & moisturizing)

Assorted face packs

Truthfully this entry will not have as much output as usual as I still need some time to try out these products and create my own, honest opinions about each of them. I haven’t gotten around to starting it yet but I promise, once I’m done, you will know. Perhaps we could do a night time skin routine? :>

Find anything you like or want to try out? Make sure to follow Melange and KPop Beauty to check out more of their products, prices and offers!


Issa P.

Going Places with Rustic Steps

They say that that a smooth sea never made a good sailor but I also believe that good shoes take you good places (and a bunch of other awesome quotes to get me by)…

As I enter the second half of my twenties, I have made it a point to travel more often, to discover more about myself and to meet lots of new people. With all that self discovery, I know I can’t do it alone which is why I’m glad to have found a great travel buddy with Rustic Steps.



Ariadne – P350.00

Comfort, durability and of course, style are definitely on the top of my list when looking for shoes to fill in my step and I know that I am well on my way with this wonderful brand. Not to mention, Rustic Steps is a local brand which gives me all the more reason to want to support them!




Nyx in gold (also available in silver) – P 350.00




Here I am in my Ariadne pair at the Singapore Zoo!

Make sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more updates!

To wherever our feet may take us,

Issa P.

ZEROTHREETWO Basic Collection Lookbook


The Cebu that I know of and love is laid back, with no frills and is one where you can go out in just sneakers and a shirt. ZEROTHREETWO’s newest basic collection reminds me of all these things plus comfort, durability and of course, style.

We shot these set of photos on a breezy Monday afternoon with a penny board, lots of sneakers, shirts and hope that it wouldn’t rain. Thankfully, it didn’t and now we have these gorgeous set of photos for you to enjoy! So knock yourselves out and make sure to get your basic pieces at ZEROTHREETWO.








Available in select Zerothreetwo stockists or Order at The Assembly Online.

I seriously want a penny board now,

Issa Perez

Online Stores Made Accessible with Emporium Cebu

12513532_1216011945078810_5297443529485292505_oAs much as I love online shopping, I admit I often have my reservations. Being petite, I’ve always had difficulties with sizes whether it comes to clothes and shoes which is why I haven’t been as adventurous with my online purchases as I would have wanted. Being a fashion blogger requires me to venture out and try different brands online and offline and truthfully, shopping is always a whole lot better when you can actually see and feel your purchases.

Emporium allows me to do just that- shop at online brands offline.


With various brands from both Manila and Cebu, Emporium caters to different brands of different styles and products allowing you to check out on hand items for you to add to your personal collection.

I personally find this option very helpful especially for my future online purchases because it gives me a better idea of sizes for days when I want to buy items online. A good example of my experience is when it comes to shoes. I hardly buy shoes from online stores because I am a size 5 and I’ve always had a hard time finding online stores that offered footwear that actually fit. Because of Emporium, I was able to try on Tiny Ensembles products and was relieved to discover that their products cater to my size and I happily went home with my very own pair of lace up flats- FINALLY!


Other than that, I was also very happy to find other Manila brands there such as Miss Bella Ph; Shnukum Manila; The Grid Ph; Verano; Tutum and my favorite, Let’s Stlyize!














Emporium Cebu is located along V. Rama Avenue (beside Queensland Hotel)

Opening hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

For any inquiries, you may contact them at 0923 462 1990

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more updates!



The Outlets At Pueblo Verde, Mactan


I recently paid a visit to The Outlets at Pueblo Verde, an establishment in MEZ II, Basak Lapu-Lapu. The Outlets are best known for their international brands that are available at lower prices. A few of the brands that they cater are: Timberland, Planet Sports, Converse, Puma, Oakley, Nike, Levis, Giordano, Fashion Rack Designer Outlet and many more!






During my short visit there, I was able to get the whole shopping experience and I have to say, that it was well worth the trip. I personally enjoyed their selection wide of sports wear and accessories. Even if I haven’t exactly started working out again, I do have the tendency to hoard on sneakers and spandex so if you’re anything like me, you are bound to enjoy The Outlets as much as I did!




And not only is The Outlets full of great retail shops to choose from but there are also a good number of food stalls located around the area. So you can enjoy your shopping and snack on amazing food right after. Also, if you’re hoping to do the groceries, there’s also a Savemore shopping center located there as well.

Make sure to follow The Outlets at Pueblo Verde on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get updates on their latest promotions and sales.

Check out my blog tomorrow for what I wore on this fun trip!