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In the Mail: Purchases & Blog Gifts

In the past month, I have received constant weekly knocks from the postman handing me a packaged good which I had expected in some way. I have joined several blog giveaways and purchased an item or two from the internet which explains the sudden coming of goodies that rarely happen to me.

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(1) A Sidlan bag. (2) The Best Place to be Today book from Lonely Planet. (3) A Vegan Starter Kit from Peta. (4) A Forever 21 gift certificate.

sidlan I bought this multipurpose bag because I thought it would be perfect for the family’s beach getaway this weekend. I’m crossing my fingers too that I get to use this in Wanderland on April 25.

I really love that Sidlan is a sand repellant and quick dry mat that could be curled up and be transformed into a sling bag right away. You can reach Sidlan through their Facebook page.

lp Thanks to Maine for sending me over this Lonely Planet book which I won through her giveaway. The Best Place to be Today book lists down the perfect things to do every day for the whole year. Take for example today, April 04, 2015, this book suggests to Watch sea otters in USA because it’s the perfect weather for otter pup sightings in the California coastline. Also, I have written down my favorite items and I plan to share them in a separate post.

Likewise, if you want a more severe case of wanderlust, then this book shall be your drug too.

peta I ordered the Vegan Starter Kit over a month ago to help me through my 30-Day Vegan Challenge. It’s a short-length pamphlet which tackles the top and sensible reasons to go 100% vegan. There’s also a portion where it shows celebrities that went vegan, as well as restaurants in the Philippines that offer vegan options to help you through a possible change of lifestyle. You can order the starter kit through PETA’s website for free.

f21Lastly, this Forever 21 gift certificate was from Jae which I won through another giveaway. Lol. I have yet to use it but as soon as I get back to Manila, I’d do my first ever F21 purchase.

Happy Easter everyone! I hope we all have some good times by the beach, on top of the mountain, or wherever you plan to.

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17 Comments

  • Reply Corinth April 4, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Receiving packages are always exciting!!! <3

    • Reply Chester April 4, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      I agree! And that rarely happens to me!

  • Reply Alissa April 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    You seem so lucky when it comes to giveaways. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Helga Weber April 4, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    I hate PETA but I used to sign up just to get freebies in the mail lol.

  • Reply Uglyfish April 5, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Ooooh that bag looks lovely! And very useful for beach days. Lucky you getting all these amazing packages! All I’m getting is bills haha. Congratulations on winning all those giveaways too =]

    • Reply Chester April 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Haha I’m not thrilled at all with my bills.

  • Reply Nancy April 5, 2015 at 9:33 am

    The colors of the Sidlan bag are nice! And it’s a plus too that it’s sand-repellant. That’s the one thing I hate about beaches, sand gets everywhere from your bags to car carpet!

    Congratulations on winning a couple of giveaways! Hope you’ll enjoy those gifts~ Also, good luck with going vegan! Going vegan would probably be one of the tougher tasks for me, especially since there are certain foods I don’t want to give up @__@.

    Happy Easter!

    • Reply Chester April 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Happy Easter Nancy! Thank you! =)

  • Reply Sherica April 5, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Hey! The sidlan bag looks interesting! And yay for the forever21 gc!

    • Reply Chester April 6, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      Get one na! We’ll use sa Wanderland. Chos

  • Reply Grace April 5, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    That book looks like so much fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Yshy April 5, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    YAYYY you finally got those pins working! <3

    • Reply Chester April 6, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks to you Yshy!

  • Reply Joyce April 6, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    receiving letters and packages are always one of the best feelings! Congratulations on winning a giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

    – Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

  • Reply Sandy April 9, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Blog gifts are the best! Great purchases, buddy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply CJ August 27, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Oh wow. I was never as lucky with contests. Haha. It’s a surprise you’ve never ever purchased something from Forever21.:)

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