August 25, 2009

New Tentative Shipping Option.

Hi, guys!

Due to Air21's newly imposed (stupid) policy, we shall be shipping provincial-bound packages via Xend. This will be our default delivery option for the meantime, and until we have decided what to do in regards to this sudden inconvenience or the people behind Air21 realizes how ridiculous their new policy is and returns to their old system (which seems highly unlikely), we should all just try to make the necessary adjustments. We do not want to hear any complaints or woes; we have a lot of them too, you know, but we're not being babies about it. ^^;

Anyway, if you wish to stay loyal to Air21 and have them deliver your parcels to your doorstep, you can still request them when signing the order form, although it may take some time for us to personally take your orders to their office. We rely on pick-ups for a very good and obvious reason, and now that the service has been changed to our disadvantage, you cannot expect us to suddenly find the time to squeeze in a few drop-off trips amidst our already very busy schedule. To save time and energy, we shall most probably take the packages to Air21 by batch and once (or twice, if time permits) a week.

The delivery section of the site will be updated some time today with Xend's shipping charges.

Thank you, and we truly hope our dear customers understand and work with us.


Curls & Twirls

August 24, 2009

READ!! Effective Aug. 24, 2009: Air21's NEW Pick-Up Policy.

"Not anymore shall we accommodate door-to-door pickups for freights costing less than 1,000 PhP", Air21 says.

How stupid is this, really?

Most online shops opt for pick-ups because it makes their lives easier, what with the volume of orders they ship out almost everyday. And now they're suddenly leaving us out like that?

I just spent the WHOLE morning packing our client's orders. There are 8 bulky packages currently lying on my bed. Am I supposed to go commute to SM Southmall (the nearest Air21 branch here) and take them all there alone? I have work to do, g*ddammit!

I'm seeeeeeeeeeeeriously considering to stop supporting this ungrateful company of retards they call a "leading courier".

They lose packages. They delivery slow. They ship to the wrong docks. They encode with their eyes closed. They're stingy with supplies.

And now what?! >__<

I hate Air21 more than ever now.

Truly Angry,

Curls & Twirls

August 19, 2009

Pre-loved Tsoknat Bags have been REPRICED! Still FREE SHIPPING~!! =]


I really need to clean up my closet now, so I'll be offering two of my beloved and recently acquired Tsoknat bags to a relatively cheaper price than what I've originally given them.

Still free shipping for every purchase! And you'll even get a FREE Minmie Pencil Wallet! ^___^

Original Price: 845 PhP
Previous Selling Price: 800 Php

Original Price: 875 PhP
Previous Selling Price: 875 Php

Will anyone be dear enough to take the bait? :3

Click here and check them out!

Thank you!


Curls & Twirls

August 15, 2009


Finally!! After months and months of anticipation...

The Sushi USB Sets will be up for sale NEXT Saturday!!

As I've ranted earlier on, the preparations have been a complete pain, and we almost gave up. Who would go through such great lengths for a limitedly offered, never-before-seen-in-the-Philippines Sushi USB anyway? But our fighting spirits have proven to be too strong, and we couldn't resist our unwavering drive. And so, after weeks of torturous labor, we worked our asses off, and finally pulled through!

Right now, we're so excited to put them on the market, but we still need to do the photoshoot and some other groundworks concerning the album layouts and packaging designs. Don't worry though; we won't keep you waiting any longer. We intend to finalize everything come August 22, 2009, so please look forward to it~! 

For now, let's discuss a bit more about these delightful USB's, shall we?

The Sushi USB drives were ordered internationally and will be offered much like the same way as the Juno Hamburger Phones. Quite limited in quantity, as there are only 2 designs available with 10 stocks each, these flash drives are manually made by very talented hands - they're NOT factory-produced, as believed by many. They were initially mere units with a capacity of 1.0 GB, which we thought wouldn't be enough to rouse the people's interest (despite them being a VERY unique USB already). And so, we made a plan - to sell them not as a simple unit, but as a USB set. Take a look at this journal entry to get our drift, will you?

A 2-in-1 treat. Isn't that nice? A rare and unique Sushi USB that you can also hang around your neck as a fab accessory! Each USB comes with a cute mini pen for every student's or employee's convenience (you DO need a handy pen, don't you?), a posh-looking string or lanyard, an incredibly cute and exclusively designed packaging (as seen in the picture above), and never-before-seen freebies! Great deals and promos await all twenty (20) prospective buyers and---oh, wait! >__<

I DID mention that these USB drives have not yet been released in the Philippines, right? THAT, I'm sure, is a REAL honor and privilege in itself.

How much for each USB? As mentioned in one of our past rants, we've made extra payments unexpectedly when claiming the packages. Please do not be alarmed, people. We won't be charging you too much to cover the expenses made for VAT. Rare, imported and limited goods are already pricey without the tax, after all.

So how much exactly? We can't give you an exact amount right now. We still intend to keep our promise that the USB's won't cost more than a thousand peso, but taking the actual value of the goods, the shipping fee, the packaging design and security, the excruciating  labor we've done in molding the caps from raw materials and redesigning each unit, and our efforts in getting a hold of said items into account, the price will range from 700 PhP-800 PhP. Quite pricey, yes, but the USB's will be sold in a SET, not at a simple unit. And they're RARE.

Don't you think that they cost too much that way? The exact Sushi USB drives that we are to offer you - HAND-MADE, not factory-manufactured and 1.0 GB in capacity - normally cost 65-80 USD online (we did our research), minus the shipping fee via EMS or USPS and the subsequent customs duties tax WITH the much hated VAT. Think again.

Do you have a warranty? No, we do not. Take note that the USB's that we will be offering to you soon have already been modified in appearance and usage, so if we send them back to our supplier for an exchange (shipping costs and customs expenses are to be shouldered by YOU), you shall only acquire the unit - no add-on accessories and such. Rest assured; we shall inspect every inch of the USB and even test it to see if it's working before we ship them out to your doorstep.

All questions (and even answers) were taken from the Hamburger Phone's FAQ section, but altered accordingly. This is because the phones and USB drives both seem to cover the same concerns to the buyers. ^^

Anyway, I hope the deal is good enough to attract our dear buyers. The Sushi USB's are certified cute, unique and in excellent condition!

Feel free to make inquiries if you have any more questions.

And once again, the Sushi USB Set (Ikura Sushi Edition and Uzura Natto Edition) will be up for sale next Saturday, August 22, 2009!!

Let's all mark our calendars now, shall we~?


♥ Curls & Twirls ♥


As mentioned in our previous journal, we shall be doing a mega!!! special promo in celebration of G-Cash CLICK!'s launching this August 15, 2009.


Here it is!

The first twenty (20) people who purchase from us via G-Cash CLICK! shall be awarded the following privileges:

10% discount from his/her total fee
2 regular freebies per 100 PhP worth of purchase
1 pair of preferred Mismatched Earrings
1 preferred design of Fruity Ballpen

No minimum order quantity required - just help us reach our quota!

Kindly refer to the sidebar for our current order line-up and see if you're still eligible for the promo.

This one-of-a-kind special offer is valid from August 15, 2009 - September 15, 2009 only.

What are you waiting for? Dive in! 


Curls & Twirls

Featured! Kyaaa~! x3

Well, it's not really much, but still!!

Click the picture for a larger view! ^^

Click the picture for a larger view! <3

This came out just this morning (Aug. 15, 2009) in Philippine Daily Inquirer and Philippine Star. It's actually a newspaper advertisement of the recently launched G-Cash CLICK!, and "Curls & Twirls" was one of the shops they've handpicked to pioneer their new online payment facility and be their primary partner sites!

Visit the official site now! <3

TO ALL BUYERS: We highly encourage you to register as this program is made especially for you - to ensure that you will not be scammed in any of your purchases. It enables you to inspect the package upon delivery, and your payment will only be sent to the seller when you've accepted the parcel, which indicates the completion of the transaction. Otherwise, the money will be sent back to your G-Cash wallet. You want assurance, right? Well, here's your answer!

TO ALL SELLERS: Having this mode of payment/delivery will surely increase your credibility as a seller. Make your loyal and potential patrons feel more secured in doing business with you! Adjusting to this new system may take a bit of work, but it's well worth it, we assure you. After all, you'll have Globe by your side, and they'll definitely protect your name - had you proven to be reputable, of course.

Now, in celebration of G-Cash CLICK!'s launch, "Curls & Twirls" shall be doing a mega!!! special promo for everyone! A separate journal entry is on its way, so watch out for it~!


August 14, 2009

Introducing The NEW G-Cash CLICK!

Hi, everyone!

Just recently, Globe has started a campaign that aims to benefit all sellers and buyers involved in internet commerce - an new online payment facility, G-Cash CLICK!.

What is G-Cash CLICK, you ask?

Here's a brief description taken from the official site:

G-Cash CLICK! is a new payment facility that integrates online payment via SMS with a pick-up and delivery service. A first in the Philippines, G-Cash CLICK! aims to make online shopping safe, affordable and hassle-free! No need to leave your home as G-Cash CLICK! will pick-up and deliver purchased items for you through our accredited courier, Delbros, Inc., all while holding your funds temporarily and releasing the payment to your seller only until the merchandise has been delivered to you.

Simply activate your G-Cash wallet under a Globe or TM phone and register to G-Cash CLICK! so you can let your fingers do the shopping!

"Curls & Twirls" is one of the chosen online shops that Globe has picked and deemed "reputable and credible enough" to be a part of this newly launched program. Quite frankly, we are still clueless on how to handle such recognition, but we do feel honored. Very much so. And until now, we're still thinking how exactly they were able to come across our site. xD

Anyway, to learn more about G-Cash CLICK, feel free to go to their official site by clicking here. The system is pretty easy to comprehend, so you'll definitely have no trouble getting the hang of it. The registration is free of charge, but make sure you've subscribed to G-Cash first before signing up!

G-Cash CLICK!'s official launching is tomorrow, August 15. Look forward to it, because we are~!


August 11, 2009

Curls & Twirls' MAJOR Makeover!


After weeks of brainstorming, planning, drawing, vectoring, coloring, designing and coding, we are finally able to launch the shop's NEW image! ^___^

Clearly, it's a lot different than the first layout, but this one fits the shop's wacky antics and goodies much more, don't you think? The header might have been a tad bigger than expected, but your eyes will adjust. And the strawberry is cute, so just let it go.

I wish I can elaborate more on the new theme (like what the choco-dipped strawberry means and etc.), but I'm feeling a bit drained right now. Must be the heat or something.

Also, the new layout is not exactly done yet. I'm going to have to tweak the codes a bit more so I can get the exact effects I want. Pray for me and hope I won't mess up anything and send my computer into self-destruct mode, will you? ^^;

Anyway, tell us what you think of the new site layout! We'd love to hear from you!


Curls & Twirls

August 6, 2009

Big, Big, Big Changes... SOON!

That's right~!

Shop layout.

Shop logo.

Packaging and label designs.

Payment options.

Delivery options.

Delivery rates.

Market scope.

These are only some of the changes that we will be making very soon! A major makeover, as one might call it.

And I'm getting goosebumps from all the (forthcoming) excitement! xD

Everyone! Keep a steady look-out, alright?


Curls & Twirls

August 4, 2009

(Pre-loved) Tsoknat Bags, you like? ^^

Hey! Hey!

After much deliberation, I've finally decided to resell some of my newly acquired Tsoknat Bags. I've gotten too many of them in such a short time, and now, I need to give away some of them because I have no more space in my room! xD

For now, I will be offering 2 of my Tsoknat Bags - the Deseri Hobo (Monday Blues) and the Miwa Kawaii Hobo (Color Contest). I won't deduct much from their original prices because I've gotten to use Deseri twice only and Miwa is still brand new - I've only managed to look at it and coo over its cute cloud flap so far. ^^

Nevertheless, they're still considered pre-loved or pre-owned (despite them still being in mint condition), and so, to recompense, I shall gladly shoulder the shipping costs for anyone who buys these delightful, one-of-a-kind bags.

What a treat, right?!  I repeat:

FREE SHIPPING for every purchase of my pre-loved Tsoknat Bags!!

The album will be up for everyone's viewing pleasure TONIGHT. If you're one of our dear subscribers, then you will be informed of the exact time. Otherwise, just watch out for it!


Curls & Twirls