Friday, January 20, 2012

Shop at Bench's Lifestyle Sale this long weekend. Plus, win 3K worth of GCs!


CONTEST IS CLOSED.


I mentioned here before that we shop a lot at Bench's brands. This weekend, I'm buying some drawers for my bathroom from Dimensione and a Moses basket from Mothercare (what's a Moses basket? Click here!).

And since we're in the area anyway, might as well check out the Great Lifestyle Sale and see if we can pick up more stuff. I do need sandals now (blame pregnant feet) and roomy tops (blame pregnant belly) and bigger undies (blame pregnant boobies and hips). Yes, pregnancy is an excuse to shop!

But you don't have to be pregnant to shop the Lifestyle Sale. So tell me: What would you like to buy? Which Bench brand do you love best? My favorite Bench brands are obviously Mothercare and Dimensione. How about you? Leave your answer in the comments below and I'll pick one lucky commenter who'll win P3,000 of GCs to The Face Shop and a Kim Hyun Joong CD!

I got them from a presscon last August when Face Shop image model Kim Hyun Joong visited Manila and I realized I'd rather give them away! My contest ends after the long weekend, yes, on Monday. Good luck!

49 comments:

  1. Charles & keith and Dimensione !

    Your blog gave me eyebags ms frances :) Gave up a week's worth of sleep if i counted the number of days right.

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  2. My favorite Bench brand has got to be Dimensione! I love almost everything in that store... the furniture, the kitchen items and even the little knick-knacks :) Have you seen the collapsible lunch kits and the blender bottle? So cool. Btw, the Moses basket is really cute :) fingers crossed that I get picked :D

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  3. definitely dimensione. Whenever I pass by their stores, I just have to go inside and soak my mind with design ideas and conceptualize a room with an interesting piece that they have. And yes, I always take longer than I planned because everything they have there is so cool and chic!

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  4. My favorite store is also narrowed down to mothercare and dimensione! Mothercare coz i maybot splurge on my self but i dont feel bad splurging for my baby girl.and dimensione because i like home decors stuff. Since i have to chOose its mothercare. :)

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  5. I'd still say that nothing beats BENCH! Seriously. It's our country's equivalent of Uniqlo for Japan, GAP of USA, and the likes. Transcends class markets for price and quality value PLUS globally competitive! This brand makes me proud ha! :)

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  6. I'd like to buy the face shop's face masks and a cute cardigan from Kashieca. Favorite bench brands: The Face Shop, Kashieca, Aldo :)

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  7. I love The Face Shop coz that's where I get most of my make up and other beauty products. Charles and Keith for those comfortable shoes, sandals and bags. And of course, Bench, for just about anything! :)

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  8. Hi Frances. An avid follower here.
    Just like you, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mothercare as I have a one year old son who I love to dress up every now and then with cute outfits and functional finds at the said store. Charles and Keith is also a face.
    Hope I get to win your freebie.
    God bless and more power!
    MYRA

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  9. I am a bag addict and definitely Charles and Keith is one of my faves!!!Just few days ago I was window shopping for a bag kaya lang it's too expensive! I want this so I can buy one! :)

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  10. I love Bench for their innerwear and I don't have kids but I also love Mothercare! It's my go-to shop for baby showers, binyag presents, birthdays gifts, and all other kiddie gifts!

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  11. I love Kashieca! Last Christmas, I was looking for something to wear to a family reunion. Went inside, looked around, then went home with 2 tops and a dress! I'm a full-time, stay-at-home mom and wife, so I don't really shop that much for clothes, only when i really had to. I love that they have my size, since I'm a bit on the heavy side and I have a hard time finding clothes that I like and fit me well at the same time. Not to mention, reasonably priced!:)

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  12. GabRaine, sorry about that! Hope the sleepless nights were worth it! :)

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  13. Lhai Yboa, the GCs are for THE FACE SHOP so even if you win, you won't be able to buy the Charles & Keith bag. Just buy it na! C&K is affordable naman!

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  14. My absolute favorite brand is Bench Body! It started with the bras; then I moved on to getting the matching panties because I don't really like it when they're mismatched (unless what I'm wearing requires mismatched undies). Then their men's boxer shorts. Yes, that's what I wear at home, because they're more comfortable (roomier) compared to the ladies' boxers. Then just recently, their men's sando (for when it's really warm at home). I catch myself wearing all Bench Body sometimes that I look like I'm endorsing the brand. And to some extent, I have, but to my family. They caught the bug and have been buying their boxer shorts, sando, and undershirts at Bench!

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  15. Hi Frances,

    I love spending time inside The Face Shop. They have vast selection of facial and skin care that it takes me at least an hour to go over all their toners and moisturizers.

    I hope I win these GCs as it would also be perfect to buy new kikay stuffs to start 2012 right. :)

    More power to your blog! :)

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  16. me and hubby love mothercare and dimensione. we want everything in those stores. mothercare has the coolest clothes for our little boy, while dimensione has the furniture that we like. its where we got our comfy sofa and dinning table and chairs. :)

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  17. My fave is Mothercare. Love the quality of the clothes for my little one! :)

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  18. Aldo for super nice wedges, Kashieca for stylish tops and dresses and The Face Shop for make ups and colorful nail polishes :)

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  19. By chance, it's got to be Mothercare and Dimensione- Mothercare because I am a first time mother to a five-month old boy. And you know how first time mothers instantly fall in love with Mothercare. And Dimensione- because we recently moved in to a new place so the chic and funky style of furniture and accessories there come in handy.

    (By choice is Charles and Keith- but that has taken a back seat lately. And you only asked for two favorite stores, so there goes!)

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  20. I love Kashieca because their cloths and accessories are stylish and at the same time affordable. I have purchased jeans for as low as 500p but it really looks expensive and it actually fits me well.

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  21. Definitely Dimensione and Mothercare. My husband bought his umbra chair from Dimensione when it first came out and we have bought so many pieces from Dimensione since then, both for our home and presents to friends and relatives. Then we had a baby, I must have gotten my baby at least 3O-40pcs of clothing from Mothercare,  from cute dresses to pants, sleep wear etc. We also got her the same flexibath as Vito! :)

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  22. I've been buying in Bench for years now and their affordable v-neck shirts are just so perfect on this humid climate and Bench Fix Salon for super clean and edgy haircut. ;-)

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  23. BenchTM. Because they have everything at very affordable prices. From nose pore strips to elbow and knee whitening roll on, tops,my kind of fit jeans and bags and underwear especially their really nice bras.
    I also love their body sprays, when I was in college, I only alternate simple, bare,pure and bench eight body sprays because of its scent and limited college allowance.
    I also associate their scents with my college love life, when I smell my nieces wear this scents, I always remember the "boylets" from my past! haha!:) Never fails considering it was over a decade ago. :)

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  24. Mine would definitely be The Face Shop, La Senza and the Bench itself. The Face Shop coz that's where I purchased my make-up including my BB Cream Power Perfection. And their products are really awesome. For La Senza because I like their sexy lingerie. It makes me feel sexy and seductive. That's where I actually buy most of my lingerie which my fiance really loves and for my fiance's boxer brief and my favorite skinny jeans and jeggings I buy it in Bench Store.

    Hope I'll be the luckiest person to win the 3K worth of GC of The Face Shop so I could buy my mom her favorite in Face Shop -- The Special Peeling System as my birthday gift for her :)

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  25. Hi Ms. Frances! Definitely BENCH is a lifestyle brand, and i agree with previous posts that it is our equivalent to US' GAP...but it is even more. Omigod, its part of not pnly mine but my family's everyday.Let me illustrate, I wake up in the morning doing my face a favor by using Faceshop products...then I prepare my son for a bath, bec i just cant wait to dress him up in the cutest Mothercare products ala Tyra-head-to-toe (u wont believe!), then off to mine..if for everyday, i love my Bench undies, for special days, laSenza oohlala...then, if im off for work, i dress up with Charles & Keith..if for playday its a Kashieca top and Bench jeans (the best!) and for part-ey, gotta put on those Aldo shoes and bling! and all of these with my hubby who could just live in Celio polos (--all he asks every Christmas, i swear!) ...specking of which, my mom cud walk all day in T (also HTT!)so she got those for Xmas also...and now, we cnt wait to add another Dimensione find in our home. So...wahh, I dont know which to choose.

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  26. Definitely Mothercare! The day before I went into labor with my daughter, I was at Mothercare during my lunch break going gaga over their sale. My husband swears that's what triggered me to give birth 2 weeks early haha! =)

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  27. The Face Shop and Charles and Keith! But really, I buy stuff from all those brands except Mothercare, as I don't have a kid yet. :)

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  28. i love mothercare! im a new mom and im very thankful to have found mothercare - from reading your blog! They have the nicest ensemble for my little boy and the best baby furniture! It's a one stop shop from busy mom like me!

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  29. Definitely Mothercare (as of the moment). I bought some maternity undies and trousers for myself. And now i'm eyeing the flexibath for my next purchase. Three more weeks and I'll be giving birth to my firstborn.

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  30. I am currently carrying a Charles & Keith bag (which I've been using for more than 2 years now) and I have bought a few pairs of their shoes. Presently, Charles and Keith is also my fave shoe brand. They're affordable and I like their designs. So, that makes it my favorite Bench brand.

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  31. I love Mothercare. I'm a first-time mom -- go figure. heehee. I have yet to go to some of the other brand stores though.

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  32. I love La Senza because they sell undergarments that aren't size restricted, so even plumpies like me can flaunt our rawr-worthy sexiness! I also love shopping at Aldo because they sell very chic shoes that actually fit my size 10 feet! Ang hirap kaya maghanap ng size sa local brands!

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  33. Of course Bench! I may not buy much, but when I do, it's so worth it! Like I once bought a polo as a bday gift to a guy friend, and he liked it! Fitted him well too. Bagay pa sa body niya! Syempre I love their jackets too! Their other stores carry excellent items (ALDO!!) but I still buy Bench because I'm just a mediocre student :)


    Almira :)
    numbertwohere

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  34. Absolutely a fan of Bench, Human and the face shop! I invest quality underwear and brassiers from Bench(superb talaga) and hair accessories and bags from Human.The face shop is like my personal beauty fairy~~~i love their natural and organic mask packs=)I would be very delighted to try other beauty products from THEFACESHOP=)

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  35. They say that a girl is born to be either a bag-lover or a shoe-lover. I am the latter that's why I can't stop ogling at shoes at Charles & Keith and Aldo. Been meaning to buy a BB cream too so the TFS GC's will really come in handy! Thanks Frances and God bless! :)

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  36. Annyonghaseyo! :) I'm such a fangirl of The Face Shop (I'm a #I-love-everything-Korean type of mom!) But I have to say La Senza paved the way for me to see a whole new world of the value of investing in good-fitting quality brassieres, matching even. ^_^ Since then, I've been on a quest to collect...makes me feel so beautiful inside and out! ^_^

    Thanks for hosting! ;)

    email: chicsassymom@yahoo.com

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  37. I'll be buying Charles & Keith Shoes. I love their shoes because they are just affordable, comfortable to wear and very stylish.

    Marian (upto6only)

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  38. My favorite bench brand is definitely The Face Shop because it offers products for skincare, body care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products that pamper, protect and please our skin. It develops high quality skincare and cosmetic products at affordable prices.. The brand also is inspired by nature and all its splendor and they strive for environmental responsibility and work to minimize our impact in the natural world ensuring that all its products are suitable for all skin types. The Face Shop makes me looks more younger and beautiful in a natural way 

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  39. I want to buy a new pair of shoes!!! My favorite Bench brand is Charles and Keith. =)

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  40. Coincidentally, The Face Shop is my favorite shop from Bench because I am very much into skin care and cosmetics brand! My forays into researching for beauty products led me to this store because they produce quality-for-money items that work so well for my skin. I love their face wash and sheet masks to death :)

    I have their cosmetics and skin care line in my desk at all times and I never get tired of visiting their shop every weekend.

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  41. I love buying toiletries and basic personal needs from PCX. For my baby I frequent Mothercare for their complete range of adorable baby stuff. When I was pregnant I loved (and still do) bench Body's bamboo line of undies.:)

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  42. Definitely Mothercare, its my new Mango. Its my go to store for my baby's needs actually even for my own. I love their nursing bras. I also love Charles & Keith, it has been my favorite shoe store since God knows when. But I must say, a new set of beauty products would be a delight to a new Mom who badly needs makeover. Haha. Been mummified due to lack of sleep the past few months. Haha

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  43. My favorites would be Bench and Human since their shirts are reasonably priced. I also love Kashieca tops and accessories from Aldo. I've been wishing to try beauty products from The Face Shop and buy undergarments from La Senza as well... hopefully I'll get some luck :)

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  44. Hi Frances! Sayang naman I just found out about this sale now. I love Charles & Keith (comfy no matter how high the shoes get) and I'm looking to buy The Face Shop BB Cream to try (blame it on the BB Cream addiction). Up to 70% off sounds about perfect. Waaah! T_T

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  45. Favorites are Bench, Charles and Keith and Mothercare :)

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  46. Definitely Mothercare & Bench for affordable stuff for babies/kids and adults!

    Being a mom since 4 yrs ago, I rarely, almost never buy stuff for my self anymore. I remember buying just 1 maong pants, 1 shirt, 1 set of underwears and 1 pair of slippers for the past 4 yrs. It has always been for my 4 yr old and now also for my 2 month old. Just realized I sort of forgot about myself already...

    I'd be very happy if I'd be chosen to get the GCs, some kind of reunion with shopping, and with my old self.

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  47. Definitely Bench! Love love love them all, even my kids love them to the bits! Of course, I'm more than willing to try Face shop especially now that my breakouts are really outrageous due to the pregnancy hormones! :)

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  48. CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

    Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments! Good luck!

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