Monday, December 27, 2010

Themed - Party Holidays

The holidays are soon to be over but reunions and parties continue to roll. In fact, the local government of General Santos City has this year's Christmas celebration with cartoon animation theme.

But, why are themed parties so popular that people really bother to spend and sport wacky apparel and costumes. I can only think of one basic reason, FUN.

I guess theme celebrations need not to be limited to parties, they can be incorporated to home and house improvements too like when we acquire glass mosaic tile with all the fancy themes we can think of.

Our boutique has sold Hawaiian dresses for beach - themed party and some cocktail dresses for ballroom - inspired celebrations. My sister had sure had fun when she wore a Japanese - manga maid in their Christmas party.

Regardless of the occasion, we can be innovative with our art and design to make a nice and favorable impression.

Why Signature Products are Made in Asia

Those who are signature brand - lovers are quite conscious of what they buy from our store but most often, they get to believe that what we sell especially our apparel, shoes, bags and accessories are authentic and sold at reasonable rates.

However, we have a few customers who question where we buy our stuffs. So, they check where the products are made and when they see that the stuffs are made in China, India, or in other Asian countries, they get an anxious eyebrow lift.

But, just like any big companies including DELL, LACOSTE, NIKE among others have outsourced to China and India among other countries because of cheaper manufacturing costs. However, in spite of the area of production, quality is still enforced.

Thus, those who know the mechanics of company outsourcing and quality standards, customers can still trust products that are made in non - USA or Europe areas.

Updating Our Store Website

our store website at

I started this blog site to just hold business tips and business stuffs for our Kreativ Boutique and since I want to maximize the site to allow e - commerce, I began to update it to include more stuff links to our products.

I just have to find time to work on programming and finally set shopping carts that will do well with the site. I hope that I can find time to do this before classes resume in January.

Somehow, online store can cater to clients outside General Santos City and reach to boundless number of possible customers.

For now, I just have to endure the website making and make it really more dynamic.

Boutique Renovation

My family member who happens to have architecture background and designed the entire boutique interior and structure suggests that we shall have the renovation 5 - 7 years to maximize the initial costs on construction.

But, should we push through with the new renovation, we hope to have a bigger space plus a little kitchen area with one of the fancy kitchen faucets to at least make the store operation handy.

At this time, our store space is so maximized that we somehow look like a congested mackerel in a tin can. We can only find ways to arrange stuffs, so, to make it more decent and elegant without really depriving the rest of our stocks. At least the clearance sale this December can decrease the number of piled stocks.

How to Know Bag Fraud

Together with perfumes, Kreativ Boutique is also house to different signature bags like Nine West, XOXO, Liz Claiborne, Coach, Fossil, Relativity, Kathy Van Zealand, Tommy Hilfiger, Gal, Guess and more. While we have repeating customers on bags, we have other potential customers who still check on the authenticity of our bags.

  • Price - if the new price of your new bag is way too far from the commercial price, then, start your anxiety.
  • Material Quality - with compromised quality, the price is also of lower value. Thus, when a certain Coach bag is sold at PHP 1200.00 ($30.00) compared to $100 value at least, then, you shall be ripped off.
  • Seller - if you have an independent seller, double check your bag's quality. But, if you can, go for legitimate sellers so you can put your anxiety at ease.

How to Identify Perfume Fraud

We have new perfume collection from Bath and Body Works together with our Victoria Secret's, Gucci, Adidas, Juicy, Hugo and other perfume lines. And, we are only prouder that the stuffs on display are authentic and all original.

We have repeating customers and potential ones and we oftentimes get questions like if what we sell are all authentic. But, how do we actually identify perfume fraud? You never really know if it's original until you have paid your hard earned money. So, I oftentimes use these criteria to tell weather a perfume is fraud or authentic.

  • Packaging - oftentimes, the prints on fake perfumes are light, misspelled, of poor quality among others. So, if you have purchased an authentic perfume, compare it with dubious perfumes and see the difference.
  • Price - authentic perfumes from different legitimate sellers only have a sensible price range. Thus, if your new perfume is of lower price, then, be anxious if what you have is authentic or not.
  • Scent - if you can't smell a thing or it smells different, then, you were ripped off or about to rip off. Normally, we advice our Kreativ Boutique customers to try a refill first of our scent and try it, and, if they are satisfied, they can be back again, and buy a bigger bottle. That way, they can test the scent themselves.
  • Seller - Check if your perfume seller is legitimate; if they get a number of repeating customers, then, most likely, they sell legitimate perfumes otherwise you won't see a soul in few hours. So, trust only legitimate sellers and every penny on perfume is all worth it.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

SOX Bloggers on Fashion and Mission

with the indigenous people on Mt Matutum for our Medical and Dental Mission with Rotary Club of Polomolok
the SOX boys after our pick up car would not budge upward a few times

the other community with our gift giving

with RC Polomolok President and fellow SOX Bloggers

Today has been a very wonderful and fulfilling day as the SOCCSKSARGEN BLOGGERS joined the Rotary Club of Polomolok in our Dental and Medical Mission to indigenous people of Mt. Matutum. We had traveled on very bumpy and hot roads to the assembly areas but with awesome scenery and panorama of General Santos City and Polomolok on highlands, all our efforts had not gone in vain. We could only wish that we had barska to see clearly the beauty of our great lands.

So, sporting our SOX Bloggers' shirts and some heat protectors, we aided the RC group in the gift giving and dental / medical mission.

We brought only a few but we were all fulfilled as we extended our help to the less privileged.

Bizarre Fashion Accessories

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To what extent can you be bold with your fashion statement? I can only go wild and wacky with my outfit but when I have to sport very strange fashion accessories, I may as well die with shame.

So, I can only be amazed with these very bizarre fashion accessories that you may want to try. How about a botox bag or you may want a spliced Barbie earring, pantyhose for men? Simply load the photo source site.

Are You Stylish?

You Are Super Stylish

You've got style, no doubt about it. You always look your best.

You are on top of trends, and you carefully pick what works for you.

You dress for the occasion, and you never wear anything inappropriate.

You only own the best clothing and accessories. You know how to make an impression.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How to Pick the Right Exercise Attire

I guess the answer to this question is simply very basic; whatever makes your exercise comfortable, then, any exercise outfit will do. I only wear jogging pants and big shirts for my running and taebo exercise and they suit me fine.

But, if you are exercise - conscious, then, you can search commercial racks for best exercise goodies.

I quite miss my running regimen that my bulges are becoming more pronounced than ever. If you too wish to know how to lose weight , then, you and I are among the weight - conscious individuals who need fast and sustainable help.

My very busy lifestyle makes morning jogs impossible, thus, I can only search for other means that I can regularly do.

For now, I wish to have new pair of running shoes and some sports clothes.

Overwhelming SOCCSKSARGEN Blog Fest 2010

We still have an overwhelming hangover from SOCCSKSARGEN Blog Fest 2010 and with the big success of this Region 12 bloggers' meet.

We had 9 speakers from across the Philippines and with some blogger - guests from Davao City. The entire venue was swarmed by newbie, seasoned and potential bloggers. The event was a total blast; we can only hope that next year, the blog fest will be grander and funner.

How to Remove Clothing Stains |

We all hate clothing stains and worse when we can't possibly get rid of them. I quite hate color transfer and when they stain colored ones, I can't only do anything else but drop the clothes as trash.

So, acting promptly and doing the most appropriate solution to stains can quite preserve our clothes.

I find this article on cloth stain removal technique very useful. You too may find interesting note.

Needing More Boutique Stocks

We have the stocks on storewide sale to make sure that old ones are kept from storage and give way to upcoming new stocks.

With all the bleak business months, we can only hope that December holidays be more business - friendly and fully make up for the losses.

So, in few months I shall be needing stock replenishment and how I wish our family vehicle can go on full - scale travel. It needs major repair but its possible repair expenses dread us already, so, I can only wish that we can make use of 5th wheel warranty for fast and assured RV repair.

For the meantime, I can only ride on public vehicles and travel with much inconvenience. I am only more relieved that other family members are there to help me with the stocks.

Kreativ Boutique on Thank - You Promo

We recently started the thank - you - and - holiday- greetings promo where we give out exciting prizes for items worth PHP 300.00 and above.

The promo shall run from December 13 until December 24 and we can only be more happy that our customers are not just glad with their purchased items but also happier with their little goodies.

So, visit our store and enjoy our storewide sale plus draw - lot of exciting prize.

Blog Shirts Overwhelm Key Bloggers

a fellow SOX blogger picking up her blog shirt

Google Philippines Ms. Aileen Apollo with blogger family on our SOX blog shirts

Sir Dale, an SEO Expert on his SOX Blog shirt pick

In the event of Blog Fest 2010, we initiated this Blog Shirt for a Cause project to help a fellow blogger. We had sold a few but remained insufficient from our target of 50 shirts on the spot.

But, when Ms. Aileen Apollo of Google Philippines wore her blog shirt along with family members with purchased SOX blog shirts, our blog shirts had made a remarkable attention that the entire SOX Bloggers are suggesting designs for blog shirt sale.

So, we shall start with our online store and draw mechanics for shipping. I am getting all excited for this project and this will mean more persons that we can help.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Blog Shirt Sale Signage

We are doing this selling of blog shirts to support the SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers fund drive to help fellow bloggers and the community in their most demanding need.

But, to invite more buyers of the shirts, we wish to make a tarpaulin signage. I just don't know how can this be made but for one we shall be need a good outdoor lighting to make the designs and printing more accurate. I am pretty sure that if shirts are beautifully made, they can be sold at a reasonable rate.

We can only hope that the charity we are doing can indeed be a start for other community services. With this, the SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers community is not just about fun but also about services.

The Outfit Test

Your Outfit Says You're Self-Assured

You are a confident person. You don't need a certain outfit to feel good about yourself.

You prefer to stay casual. You rather speak for yourself than have your clothes speak for you.

You are energetic and adventurous. You are up for anything, and you love being surprised.

You are often cheerful and optimistic. You approach life with curiosity and an open heart.

Your high end fashion designer match: Chloe

Your must have accessory: A funky red bag

New Blog Shirt Designs for Sale

PHP 300.00 for small/medium/large sizes
PHP 350.00 for XL/XXL sizes

PHP 300.00 for small/medium/large sizes
PHP 350.00 for XL/XXL sizes

PHP 300.00 for small/medium/large sizes
PHP 350.00 for XL/XXL sizes

PHP 300.00 for small/medium/large sizes
PHP 350.00 for XL/XXL sizes

These are the new blog shirt designs we had made as part of our Blog- shirt - for - a - cause drive to help fellow bloggers and the community in their most pressing need.

They can come in any color, so, just buzz us if you are interested. A minimal delivery fee can be made for out - of - town orders.

See other shirt designs here.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Best Fashion Apparel to Hide Bulges

Once again holidays are being blamed for sluggish days and gained weights. For one, family and other social gatherings are around during Christmas holidays and with all the lavish meals and treats, we can only splurge to a serving or two.

We can however, eliminate these extra pounds when you do hard work from exercise, go through fast but expensive works of cosmetic surgery or buy lipofuze as another wonder weight loss alternative.

But, if your weight - loss option does not show any pleasing result yet, you can try these basic tips to hide your extra bulges:

1. don't use too loose or too tight shirts/blouses/trousers as they make the body parts more pronounced.

2. Use appropriate color to hide the bulges, normally, printed or black shall do the trick.

3. Use appropriate accessories. If you have belly problems, don't use tight and big belts, but use necklace or small - size loose belts to cut the edges.

4. Employ styles that will rather boost your strengths but hide your flaws. Refrain from horizontal lines, shoes with straps, padded tops for flat chest and alike.

Signature Shoes Up for Half - Price Deals

These are few of the signature shoes we have in KREATIV BOUTIQUE and they are all on discounts up to 50% OFF. In this holiday season, we can only splurge ourselves some best buys as gifts.

These shoes are all authentic and brand new, so, buzz us.

Fashion Wish List and More

Most people love December because of the possible opportunities of family and friend reunions along with long vacation and big holiday bonuses. But, what makes December more fun is that a good number of commercial establishments sell excellent and superb products and services at cheaper rates.

For one, I specifically love the weekly deals from where I can actually have a new iPhone starting at around $6.0 with free shipping. Best of all, includes great offers for jewelry, accessories and more.

Now, I know where to direct my loved ones for best deals.

How to Take Care of Your Printed Shirts

If you are a tee person just like me, you may be quite concerned with prolonging your t-shirts' life and making sure that they still appear in their best form.

So, to prolong your shirt's life, you can follow these basic tips:

  1. Read the shirt's aftercare techniques in ironing and washing the shirt;
  2. Air dry your colored shirts but keep them from direct sunlight to protect their color;
  3. Depending on your shirt's print, take extra careful in washing and ironing the print;
  4. If you just acquired a newly printed shirt, it will do good on you and your shirt if you iron the print before washing to protect it from wrinkling or splitting.
  5. If your shirt shows any loose thread, button and alike, attend to it immediately to avoid further deterioration.

Blog Shirts and Thai Food Cooking Session

the SOCCSKSARGEN BLOGGERS on our official blog shirts
photo source: Orman Manansala

The SOCCSKSARGEN BLOGGERS Community had once again met and gathered for a very big event, the BLOG FEST 2010 come December 11.

So, to finalize and check for updates this coming Saturday, we had all gathered at the nice home of blogger Gay and taught us interesting Thai food, the Pad Thai and Papaya Salad.

We indeed had great time cooking, dining and chatting and simply ended up with nice photo shoot wearing our official blog text logo which we printed and sold starting at PHP 250.00.

I sport on a yellow dress with embossed print while my partner on blue shirt and the rest of bloggers on their white with wet look paint.

With the nice works we had done on the blog shirts, we shall be working on more orders.