Friday, January 31, 2014

5 Tips to Increase Workers' Productivity and Satisfaction

70 percent of workers report feeling disengaged with their jobs, their supervisors and their very careers.

Would your employees say the same?

It's a hard world out there for the blue-collar worker, but that doesn't mean they have to bring their troubles to the punch clock. To improve satisfaction and productivity among your staff, here are five tips for increasing their engagement.

1: Offer Rewards
Give your "employee of the month" something more substantial than their picture on the wall. Offer incentives for good customer feedback. Set goals and give prizes to the ones who reach them fastest.

2: Keep An Open Door
Have you established an open line of communication between you and your workers? Do they know they can come to you with any concerns, complaints or queries?

3: Put Them in Uniform
Handsome uniforms inspire a sense of professionalism and camaraderie among your employees. They also help present a united front to your customers. Everyone wins, so shop uniforms today for a high-class tomorrow.

4: Remember Birthdays
People work harder for bosses they like. If you remember to bring them a doughnut on their birthday or give them time off for their child's graduation, you'll build a strong, solid foundation of care and trust that will extend to all aspects of the job.

5: Don't Micro-Manage
You hired them because you thought they could do the job. If that's no longer true, then let them go, but don't stand over their shoulder offering unwanted criticism and unsolicited opinions. Nothing ruins productivity more than a manager who won't stay out from underfoot.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Perfume for Women

Last Christmas, I have received quite a lot of gifts from my family and one of them is this Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Perfume and my youngest sis gave it to me. I remember trying this perfume at the mall and I fell in love with the scent right away. I could not afford to buy that perfume that time so I just said that I will put it on my to-buy list first.

Thankfully, my sister who is in Sydney was thinking of some gifts for us. She did ask me if I want a perfume and I replied yes immediately without batting my eyelashes.  She gave a link of store online and asked me to pick which perfume that I like and I said I like to have this Bulgari perfume for I have been longing to have one. I guess there is an ongoing sale at the online store where she got it so she picked some more perfumes for other members of my family.

I was frivolous when I got this perfume along with Pandora bracelet, watches and more. I will make separate posts on them soon.

The scent is not overpowering unlike other perfumes so this one is really a keeper and I would not mind wearing it every time.
Bulgari Omnia Crystalline PerfumeYou can buy 65 ml Bvulgari Omnia Crystalline Perfume for Women at different stores like:
~Macy's -~Amazon - $69 - sale for #39.00
~Nordstrom -
~Sephora - $65.00

Bvulgari Omnia Crystalline Perfume
Bamboo, Nashi, Lotus Flower, Balsa Wood.
Airy. Radiant. Feminine.

High-Waist Colored Leggings with Pockets

Every year before my birthday in arrives, I see to it that I will splurge (a bit) on something or will shop for myself as a birthday gift. It has been my self-tradition for many years already and I have to say that it made November as one of the months that I have the most expenses apart from December and November.

Divisoria, in Manila if you are not familiar yet is the shopping sanctuary for many shoppers who wanted to get good deals on different items. Shoppers can buy by bulk or wholesale and you can save a lot while you can also purchase items individually at a much lower price than some malls.

Air-conditioned malls like 168 mall and 999 mall make shoppers more comfortable while purchasing because they are spacious and air-conditioned. The only thing that you need to be aware is that pickpockets can be roaming around especially in crowded areas so you need to be extra careful and attentive on your belongings all the time. If not for that, Divisoria is one of the best places to shop . I usually just shop there 2x or just once a year but I when I go there I really shop a lot. You may not find moog effects software for your musical paraphernalia but Divisoria is a place for many items whole or not.

It was in November when my sister-in-law and I went there to buy some Christmas gifts and also the birthday gifts to myself. It’s funny how we literally scoured almost all the stores there to the point that we got too exhausted. We arrived at almost 12 noon and end up at around 5 or 6 pm that made us especially me too tired that I got sick few days after our shopping...

Anyway, bought these nice high-waist colored leggings with pockets in various colors. I only wanted to get a red one but I ended up getting other colors because they are cheap. Each legging is worth P250 at some stores but it was only P200 at the store we got them. I bought 6 pcs – which is already wholesale, so they gave it to me at P190.00 only. You can buy these at other stores for 300-350 each.High Waist Colored Leggings with PocketsBought a black one for SIL too and i got the rust, blue, green, brown and black colors. I’ve been using them already by pairing them with white or black shirts or blouse depending on how it looks. I can pair it with my ballerina shoes, thong flats or with a wedge sandal.

Now, I am wishing to have a not so-red color leggings soon. Not so sure though if I can come back soon but who knows by November again, I might buy another one.

What about you, have you owned any colored leggings or pants too?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Some Chic Necklace Finds

If some people loves music and playing with musical instruments like student alto saxophone, there are many people particularly women who love bags, shoes and different accessories that they can use. I’m not really fond of wearing necklaces especially those chunky or statement pieces for there are times that it made me so conscious that there is something on my neck. I guess it’s just a weird feeling but I’m trying to overcome it by wearing necklaces most of the times as much as possible.

When my sis-in-law and I went to Divisoria, the shopping haven here in Metro Manila, I can’t help but to buy some beautiful necklaces when we stopped by a store that sells different kinds of accessories. They are so affordable prices ranges from P180 - P100 being the lowest. Bought them at 999 mall but you can find more at 168 mall.

Here are the necklaces that I bought.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Christmas Present: Kardashian Kollection Stud Barrel Bag

There's no doubt that I love bags !

My sister from Sydney came home for their Christmas vacation last year and when I saw her 2 Kardashian Kollection Multi Handle Quilted bags in blue and buttercup (yellow) colors, I immediately asked her to give me the blue one but she declined to give it to She said the yellow one was given by her husband while she bought the blue one and she loves to carry them that;s why she can't give it to me. Poor me..

Anyway, she told me to ask her hubby to buy me instead for he is coming from Sydney before Christmas to be with them. Of course, I'm too shy to ask my BIL to buy me a bag ! However, I know that my sister will ask her hubby to get me one because she showed me some photos of bags where I can choose. I'm also lucky that it is also on sale at one of the shops in Sydney.. yey.

Christmas passed and all along I thought my BIL didn't buy me any bag but I got surprised when he handed me this beautiful Kardashian Kollection Stud Barrel Bag one evening while we are having conversations along with my sister. I was so happy!
I love how the faux leather felt and the bag was so spacious inside. It was not that heavy when I carry it because there's not much blings or metals attached on the bag that will make it heavy even without my things inside and that's a plus for me. There's also a detachable shoulder strap that I can always use just in case I want to carry it hands-free.

Love this bag and in fact, I have used it already.

The bag is quite affordable in my opinion since it looks classy and durable. I think that my BIL even got it on sale when he purchased it for me.

Kardashian Kollection Studded Barrel Bag
- faux leather barrel bag with stud feature
- Top zip opening with gold toned hardware
- Signature KK logo plate on front
- Twin handles and detachable shoulder strap included
- KK signature lining with 2 open interior pockets and interior zip pocket
- W 32 X H 20 X D 18cm

Available online at: at AUD 109.99

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NY 2014: Your Most Stylish Year Ever Starts Here

2014 means a fresh start for everyone, and especially for fashionistas! The beginning of the year is a great excuse to re-organize your wardrobe and get rid of the things you no longer use. And with all that new closet space, there’s plenty of room for new purchases! 2014 is a year with very mixed trends, which is good, because you’ll surely find something for suit your taste! For Hermes, for example, it’s all about earth tones and simple cuts, while for MiuMiu prints and 60s cuts rule once again.

We saw opulence at Dolce&Gabbana for the SS14 collection, and elegant minimalist at Saint Laurent. Which one is more you? Mix and match until you find your perfect style for 2014! And here are our suggestions for two stylish outfits you can try out, one for everyday and one for the evening:

NY 2014: Your Most Stylish Year Ever Starts Here

Day outfit:Denim shirt - Mango; Jeans - Elizabeth & James; Coat - By Marlene Birger; Shoes - Acne Studios; Bag - Michael Kors; Sunglasses - Ray Ban; Necklace -Nasty Gal;

For everyday wear, try the “Canadian tuxedo”, which actually means double denim. Of course, you don’t want to look like a cowboy of sorts, so pick cool jeans and an even cooler shirt. Make it work with this winter’s trendiest coat - a pink pastel one - and a pair of masculine brogues in a pastel color. No denim shirt is cool without a statement necklace on top, and don’t forget your best mirror-lensed sunglasses either. Finally, a leather crossbody bag will be easy to carry and large enough to fit your daily essentials.

Night outfit: Dress - DKNY; Jacket - Kenzo; Tights - Spanx; Ankle boots - Givenchy; Sunglasses - Marc Jacobs; Bangles - Monsoon; Clutch - Street Level;

If you’re headed for the clubs or a party, you can’t go wrong with a little black dress, no matter the year. Keep warm with a pair of opaque tights and a cool shearling jacket. Have fun with your shoes, by picking printed, heeled ankle boots, and colorful bangles all around. A fun clutch will make your outfit whole, and you’ll be happy you brought sunglasses with you when you leave the party the next morning.

About Author:

Daria is a fashion enthusiast with a soft spot for vintage style and cats. She also blogs at

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Can you Stop those Shopaholics?

If there is an opiate rapid detox center for those that abuse illegal drugs,  is there a rehab center for SHOPAHOLICS hehe?

I know a lot of women are guilty of endless shopping to the point that it has already become their habit or shopping has taken over their "normal" lives already. An addiction can be habit forming and like what experts say, you'll be considered an addict to something if you continuously eat/drink or do the those things all the time and to the point that it can already hinder you from doing other things.

Women can indulge for things they like and shop from time to time for it can relive stress (but stress will come if the bills come) or make they feel good. Some women shop just for the sake of shopping. Have you raid your closet lately and have you found some clothes with tags still intact? If so, then wear them first or you don;t like them anymore, give them to someone or sell it.

Women will never stop shopping for more clothes, bags, shoes, makeup and more .....but every woman should have self control and be responsible for their endless spending.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Goodbye to PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald: Color of the Year for 2013 and welcome to PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid: Color of the Year 2014!

Pantone, - global color authority choses Radiant orchid color that is captivating, magical and enigmatic color purple as the color of the year. It is believed that who ever wears this color will be more energetic thus oppose to others saying purple as a lonely color.  The color purple is versatile and can match both warm and cool skin undertones.

Expect a lot of purple dress, clothes and other accessories this year.

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