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Black & White Soiree and Firmoo Eyewear Voucher Giveaway Winners!

12/19/2012 09:27:00 AM Ice Goddhez Blog 83 Comments

Last December 16, our company celebrated our annual Year-End / Christmas Party dubbed as "Black & White Soiree." I have to make this quick post in the middle of my queued / auto-posted blog entries just to make sure I announce my giveaway winners too! *wink* And while we were all left with a fashion dilemma of limited choices for our company party because of the color, we decided to play around with the materials / fabric of our outfit and accessories. Call me "OC" (read: obsessive compulsive!) on things but yeah, me and my colleagues are really OC when it comes to our party dresses!

Tricia Gosingtian
in Apartment 8 Clothing
Not to the point that I really carefully plan each and every item duh~ I guess I'd go crazy haha! But at least, at one point or another, I consider the style that goes with it. And I believe, Style is more important than the outfit itself. Agree?

It was just a week before the party when I accompanied a few of my friends to shop for their clothes, shoes, and accessories. Of course, all fab and pretty! I started looking at stuff for myself too but hmmm, I didn't want to spend that much ... and then I remember I had this outfit from Apartment 8 Clothing that I'm waiting for to shoot - a work outfit awaiting photo opportunity hehe. Unfortunately, it was too short. Yeah ... I was inspired by Tricia Gosingtian and her outfit looks ... uhmm, rather normal. To me, it was too-snug! Ehem ... the chubby girl in me thought ... well, this can be a party dress instead and voila!!! The right opportunity came with the right theme, at the right time! Woohoo! So this one definitely did not get wasted! Woohooo!

Ain't the dress lovely? I'll share my outfit post soon! For now, I'll share with you my outfit set. And yes, to announce the winners of one of my giveaways!!! (^_^)

Before I post more about this  ... have you joined my 1st giveaway yet? *wink*

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Chai's December Birthday Bash
- 1st Giveaway!!!
About Php 3,500 ($88) Worth of Prizes!

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Okay ... without further ado, allow me to announce my beloved winners with whom this giveaway is awarded too ... tadaaaaahhhh!!! Ice Goddhez x Firmoo $500 Eyewear Voucher #ChaiChenGiveaways

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My special picked recipients (as promised, I'll randomize 20 winners and 5 special recipients:
  1. Lev R.
  2. Rick H.
  3. Mariana R.
  4. Carolyn R.
  5. Marlyn S.

Congrats guys! Please check for my email to each of you to check how you can claim your prize and send validations (^_^)! Thanks a lot for joining! (^_^)

Note: There are some winners who won twice (2x)! I have no issues with this - I personally validated those entries and they've had a lot of entries for required steps and additional steps to earn more points so congratulations! The hard work really made you guys deserving for the win. *wink*

Giveaway period was from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16 (12MN) Only.
Voucher not inclusive of shipping fee and expires on December 25! 
And remember that FIRMOO is offering each new customer a pair of eyewear free!
Your first pair of eyeglasses is free so register an account from Firmoo now!
You can use your voucher from my giveaway for a 2nd pair on your next order!
Use it ASAP before it expires! (^_^)
And due to questions raised to Firmoo regarding these giveaways, allow me to share their responses (courtesy of Antonio from Firmoo Free Glasses / Bloggers Program):

  1. QUESTION: Can I use my Firmoo giveaway voucher even if I participate in the "First Free Pair Program?"
    • ANSWER: If some winners have already claimed the free glasses via First Pair Free program, they still are able to use the voucher to get a second pair.
  2. QUESTION: Can Firmoo ship to my country?
    • ANSWER:  Winners are not able to place an order if they are from countries we do not ship to. We ship to US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand...(visit for more countries)
  3. QUESTION: I also won vouchers from another blogger Firmoo giveaway; can I use your voucher for 1 order? 
    • ANSWER:  Winners cannot use 2 vouchers for one order / one pair. Each person can use the voucher only once. If they win more than one voucher, they can use one and share the left with friends or families.

To those who did not win yet,  don't worry! I have another giveaway ongoing until end of month. Please make sure you follow the REQUIRED steps and enter using the Rafflecopter Tool. If not, your entry will be invalid, sorry! (T_T) I followed the same rules for this Firmoo giveaway. But don't fret, my other giveaway is still running! So do try out in my current ongoing giveaway and see if you can win! (^_^)

And now, let me share my party look ... my Black & White Soiree!!!

So, since I already have a dress from the wonderful shop Apartment 8 Clothing, I only needed to worry about my overall "style." I can't just dye my hair like Tricia's and copy her overall look (including bleaching my hair and doing those lovely curls - long locks and blonde and brown ...). I wanted a bit of my own fashion sense (if there's such a thing! LOL) and experiment on the look a little bit. And without much pressure 'til the day before the event, I thought I'd just channel my "inner Kate Middleton" with those fancy "cocktail hats" or "fascinators" as they're aptly called.

I thought (with my little crazy imagination) that it'd still look good with the dress so, off I went, searching for my hat. I didn't know it would be my hardest search as there wasn't much of it available in the shops I looked into. Thankfully, on the day itself, when I dropped by the nearest department store, there was this Occasions Store - specially catering to "special occasions" with dresses, shoes, bags, and accessories! Whooooaaa! So cool! And there I found my little own fascinator at such an affordable price! Definitely a steal!

The exact items I wore are thankfully clipped to my Polyvore and now I was able to share them with you! Weee! Well, except for the hair accessory - I found a different one to clip and include in the set (since I can't find the shop's website or any online portal - I'll just share my outfit shot soon!) Also, the silver bracelet was just a similar piece - except that mine was extremely stretchable! Plus, the rhinestone necklace was in "dark grey" for me (silverish!) and not blue as the photo shows. Other than that, this has been my entire look! Wow! I can now be my own stylist! LOL.

I was wearing some fancy rings too, which are all included in my jewelry box already so nothing new hehe. All my accessories including the bag were from another favorite shop - Forever 21! I'm lucky to have caught all these items ON SALE too with the holiday glitter and glam! Woot! Lotsa savings for me!!! Yay!

I will post my look soon, promise! For now, here's a sneak peek of my makeup / look. Hope you like it!

Christmas Party Look!
Black / Dark Smokey Eye Effect Rodarte -inspired
Lighter smoky look; darker winged outline
Etude House Underlash
Shawill Falsies

Get and Shop the Look Here!!!

So what do you think of this style? Do you think I made it look good too? Hope so! (^_^)

And now of course, don't forget to join my giveaway to get your shopping spree for shoes, clothing, and accessories (^_^) Click this photo below to find out how to join!

Don't forget to join my giveaway (^_^)

Happy shopping and good luck!


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  1. Лидия ФроловаDecember 19, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    wow congrats for the winners! Great!

  2. Thanks for your support Lidia! :)

  3. Your makeup makes you look very mysterious :) I also like the idea of a black and white themed holiday party!

  4. i love your make-up look Chai! you look so gorgeous :)

  5. Chai I want to see the whole outfit!!that dress is stunning!!!so smart and perky :-) big hugs my friend!

  6. Congrats for the winners!!!!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!

    The Fashion Heels

  7. Great make up dear!


  8. great make up!!!
    kisses pretty

  9. Awww....can't wait to see the final look! love the hair accessory!

    Saw this dress in Tricia...saw a similar one on Zara's recent collection. check it out too! here's the link :)

  10. wow! i love the dress.. can't wait to see yours :)

  11. Yey! Thanks dear! I will share my entire outfit / look once I get the photos hehe. I didn't have my own cam so mostly they're from my friends' cams hehe :)

  12. Oh that Zara dress is gorgeous! I want that too hehe :)

  13. Thanks dear! Gathering my pics from my friends hehehe :)

  14. This black and white look is really classy and elegant!
    Come back soon to visit my fashion blog!
    Win a precious silver ring from Nardelli Gioielli!!

  15. Black and white is a perfect combo!

  16. Sam Frills & ThrillsDecember 21, 2012 at 2:48 AM

    Hi sweety, how are you. I love the outfit you put together, the black and white dress is stunning, would love to have something like that in my closet. I wanted to ask you...I have been having a problem with the comment widget loading, am I the only one experiencing this? Thanks you :)

  17. you are beautiful girl^_^ great make up^^

  18. amazing dress dear, I love it

  19. laborsadimarypoppinsDecember 21, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    very very nice dear:)

  20. Thank you so much for your visit dear, have a great day!
    Come back soon to visit my fashion blog!
    Win a precious silver ring from Nardelli Gioielli!!

  21. Awesome pictures, honey :*

    Lot of Love,


  22. Thanks for dropping by dear! :) The outfit looks really cool! Will share my own pics soon :)

  23. Hello Sam! Thanks for always dropping by too. :)
    Somehow recently, Disqus has been having problems. Sorry about that. They advise a page refresh only for now. Sorry! :(

  24. Oh thank you. Love this outfit! :)

  25. No worries! I visit you often of course :)

  26. name:Kareen Gabrielle Taduran
    bonggang giveaway chai..hhhee love it

  27. Haha thanks for joining Gabby! Girl, sa kabilang post to dapat. LOL. :)

  28. Lovely makeup, congrats to all winners:)
    Kisses from

  29. I can't wait to see your outfit :)

  30. Wonderful sweetie, really wanna see the outfit you have put together! Congrats to all the winners :-)

  31. Sam Frills & ThrillsDecember 22, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    Thanks for your wonderfully thoughtful comment! Your smokey eye makeup looks so glamourous, and beautiful!

  32. Very pretty eye make up, you look great :) I love the white and black peplum you posted!!


  33. Just gathering pics from friends! Will post soon. :)

  34. THanks Kristine! Will post my outfit soon with that too :)

  35. oh yes! At last to find a comment link:) Dear Chai, I'm too happy to see that you're makinh give -aways. I hope to make one day too:)
    kisses cutie pie!!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment!

  36. That dress you wore is adorable! Love it!

  37. Check out my new interview post with celebrity stylist Anya Sarre from Kim Kardashians shoe company ShoeDazzle :-)
    it was so much fun! xoxo

  38. Thanks Coco dear! I support your blog too :) Giveaways are fun! :)

  39. laborsadimarypoppinsDecember 23, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    very very nice:)

  40. great dress!

    And I love your make up!

    xx Maren ♥

  41. Congrats to all the winners!

    Love your make up.

    Merry Christmas!


    Jennifer | My Scrambled Style

  42. The girl looks really pretty and stylish!

  43. Loved your outfit!! Your style is great!! :) Kisses!!

  44. Woot! Really appreciate it Maren! :)

  45. Yes Marta dear. Tricia is amazing! :)

  46. Thanks for visiting me again dear! :)

  47. congrats to the winners, lurv ur outfit

  48. yay!!! am one ot the winners.

  49. Sam Frills and ThrillsDecember 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Hi sweety...Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas, may it be a joyous and blessed one!

  50. Thanks Fabrizia! Stay happy this season! :)

  51. Hope you have a great season too Sam! :)

  52. These are so cute!! I've enjoyed looking through your blog. I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week.

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