December 22, 2010

FEATURED!! Curls & Twirls @ GƎNtrified! :D


Before we go on full hibernation mode and close the shop, we would like to express our thanks to Ms. Gen Fernandez for selecting Curls & Twirls as one of her December Special blog features. This has got to be one of my most favorite gifts this season!

Loves, please read the full story by clicking the link below. There's also a super cool giveaway involved, so better join the fun as well~

See you next year, okay? We'll have lots of new additions to our gallery come mid-January, so stay tuned!

For now, Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone! ^__^


December 19, 2010

READ!! Important Dates.

This is to inform all our beloved patrons that Curls & Twirls shall not be accepting orders from Dec. 22, 2010 - Jan. 04, 2011. Come Wednesday, it'll be HOLIDAY HIBERNATION MODE for Gen, Cring and Mooch!

In addition, I'll be going on an annual holiday trip with my family and won't be coming back to do business for at least a week. No texts or calls, please, because I'll be too busy doing some serious shopping (as usual), getting MOAR delightfully cute oddities for Curls & Twirls' 2011 collection, and having lots and lots of fun at the side~ xD

With this, please take note of our operations schedule for the remainder of the year:

Payments cut-off: Dec. 21, 2010 (Tuesday) at 11:00 PM
Last day for shipping: Dec. 22, 2010 (Wednesday)

Deliveries and transactions will resume on Jan. 05, 2011.

For any queries, simply leave me a message via PM and I'll reply to you as soon as I can.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!


November 17, 2010

Destash Sale at 6-7 PM! :)

Hello, loves!

Hope you're enjoying the sales~! ^__^ But don't checkout yet because the destash album will be up this early evening (around 6:00-7:00 PM). We have a huge reserve of beads, metal findings, jewelry components, craft supplies, packaging materials and bazaar/booth props to offer to anyone who's interested - sold per lots and all priced inexpensively!

On another note, I would like to thank everyone who has shown much appreciation to our handmade products from the Sample Sale album. Many have been asking me the reason behind our sudden turn to handcrafting and even expressed concern in certain issues like, "Are you not going to sell those cute little trinkets and funny toys anymore?". It's touching and a bit funny, really, because there really isn't any need to worry or, in someone's case, panic (you know who you are, ------! xD). We're just trying something new -- use our creative juices to actually make things and not just draw them. Definitely not a threat; the cute and quirky novelties that we are very much known to offer shall stay as long as the shop is running.

Happy? Relieved? Excited? I sure hope so~!

So now that we have that covered, pardon me as I sneak away yet again to finish the remaining chores for the upcoming destash sale.


November 15, 2010

Triple Holiday SALE '10!! Notes & Guidelines.


In line with the customary "Triple Holiday Sale '10!!", the following changes to our standard policy shall take effect today up to January 15, 2011:

Over-the-counter deposit (BDO or BPI)
Globe G-Cash

Xend Express
MC Express
  • SF starts at 60 PhP for Metro Manila, 90 PhP for Luzon, and 100 PhP for Visayas and Mindanao. Rates are already inclusive of insurance fee.
  • NO MEET-UPS! I don't have anyone helping me run the sale, so please bear with me.
For any questions or other concerns, feel free to contact me either via PM or SMS.

We only have a few hours left before the sales begin, so please stay tuned!


November 14, 2010

Sample Sale TEASER! :)

Hello, loves!

The much-awaited "Triple Holiday Sale!!" is only less than 24 hours away! And while I cram on what's left to prepare for tomorrow's event, feast your eyes on the cuties below and tell me what you think:

These are only SOME of the exclusive items that are included in the "Sample Sale" - guaranteed all handmade and meticulously designed by yours truly! But for a supposed SAMPLE, I think I made a LOT. ^^; Honestly, I didn't realize that itty bitty fact until I was doing inventory a few days ago. I mean, most of them have already been bought by the lovely customers we've had during AME Track 10 last weekend, but I made extras and kept them at home. So okay, I got a little carried away, but c'mon, I was on a serious roll! xD

Anyway, I hope the pictures above were able to get you in the mood for tomorrow. Not only are they adorable and quirky, they are all priced surprisingly cheap! Isn't that great? Ah, the awesomeness of sample sales... 

To our dear subscribers, please expect to be informed of the sales' exact time of release  via SMS tomorrow morning. The others will just have to stay tuned, I suppose. Guidelines shall also be posted a few hours prior to the sales so prospective buyers can read them and be guided beforehand.

That's it for now. Good night, everyone!


November 12, 2010

It's Back - 2nd Annual "Triple Holiday Sale!!!" on Nov.15!! :D

It's that time of the year again~~

Truth be told, we had every intention of doing the sale last Nov. 01, just like last year's event, but the meticulous preparations we've made for AME Track 10 and the new line of handmade products for next year have hindered us from working on anything else. Besides, it wouldn't make sense if we do the sale on Nov. 01 and be flooded by a sudden rush of orders, then join a fair on the 6th and be swallowed up by even more customers! We're not exactly masochists, you know. ;____;

So anyway, I hope you already know what this "Triple Holiday Sale!!!" is. If you've been browsing our shop since last year, chances are you have already read the explanation I've provided about it. If not, well, no worries; I'd be glad to define it again for everyone. ^__^

What's a Triple Holiday Sale!!! again?

Simply put, it's a GRAND sale honoring the celebration of Halloween our FIRST exhibitor gig, Christmas/End of the Year and Curls & Twirls' 2nd anniversary. Starting Nov. 15, 2010, ALL AVAILABLE ITEMS in our gallery shall be on sale for up to 75% OFF! This is not exactly what one calls a "Clearance Sale" though, as when Jan. 15, 2011 hits, all products that have been left unclaimed shall be sold on their original prices yet again.

And that's that. =]

You think I wasn't serious when I told you before that we rarely conduct sales? Why, I always *mean* every word that comes out of my mou-- hands (is that right? Because I'm typing and all? @__@"), no matter how stupid it may sound.

Again, that's on Nov. 15, 2010 (Monday), so start marking your calendars, loves! Along with this yearly event, we shall also be conducting a SAMPLE SALE, featuring the new products that we're planning to release next year as exclusive collections. Watch out for a special sneak peek! AND if time permits, a DESTASH SALE shall also take part, making this year's holiday sale a Triple TRIPLE Holiday Sale!!! 

TRIPLE the fun, TRIPLE the ooh's and aah's, TRIPLE the savings!!

Now, THAT's something you definitely should NOT miss! ^.~

Stay tuned for more updates!


November 9, 2010

AME Track 10: The Aftermath.


Considering that this is our first time, our participation at AME Track 10 was a HUGE success! A few minutes before the event, we had an organizer purchase from us, and only 10 minutes into the actual opening, we were already handing out a paper bag to our 5th customer! Yay!

Until now, I can't help but feel giddy every time I'd remember the hordes and hordes of people that would swarm our tiny booth every so often, gasping and cooing over our products. Seriously, you guys have NO idea how much you've made us happy with that - THANK YOU! We truly, truly appreciate it.

However, the day could have gone a little better, me thinks. For starters, I was suffering from a huge headache that day, and the very loud performers on stage didn't do anything to relieve me. One particular singer had the microphone in his hand already and yet he'd still shout and jump and just 'rock on' as if the people in the area didn't have EARS. There has always been a thin line between music and noise, and he was - in NO way - singing the lyrics; he was shouting them, and every word felt like knives. By the time the event finally ended, my ears were ringing and my head was throbbing. Ate Mooch was lucky to have earplugs on her, so next time, I'll come prepared. >__> (I'm sorry; I always get cranky when I'm feeling ill.)

Also, the venue should have been bigger. Many visitors had to wait long and hard outside the area because SMX's Hall 2 apparently couldn't accommodate any more people. Even those who had tickets prior to the event didn't get an early admission - save for my mom who intimidated the bouncers and practically forced her way in! xD But the many friends we've invited and the clients who were supposed to pick up their orders (and buy a few more, they said) weren't lucky enough. And we were so looking forward to seeing them (I even practiced my "greeting smile"!). Maybe next time, we'll get lucky...

Despite the issues mentioned above, however, we all enjoyed AME Track 10. Granted that it needed improvements on certain areas and the orderliness was generally lacking, everyone had a great time, and that's all that matters in the end.

We - Gen, Cring and Mooch - thank UP AME for giving us the opportunity to be a part of their 10-year celebration, especially to Elise for inviting us and answering all our queries, and to Nigel for taking the time to meet us personally. Meeting Jayne of Hatah! Hatah! (and her baby bump!) was such a thrill, and Ms. Joy (ligayadiwata) - one of Onigiri Outlet's favorite patrons. I apologize for not being able to talk to you that much even if I wanted to. Besides my evil headache, I'd always shy away from people who I haven't known for at least a full year (Read: I have no people skillz. D:). If we ever meet again on future cons, I'll make it up to you, I promise!  Last, but definitely not the least, EVERYONE who dropped by our booth - even those who didn't buy but squealed in delight at the cuteness of everything we had (your appreciation alone is more than enough, really) and the guys who ogled over our kinky phone! xD

We have a few leftovers from the fair, so expect that I shall be featuring them here really soon for the rest of you to see. All of them are experimental projects, personally handcrafted by yours truly. More on these will be discussed on a separate journal entry that I've yet to work on. For now, I'll be catching up on 2 months' worth of sleep and at least a week's worth of playtime. I hope you don't mind. ^^

Oh, and pictures from AME Track 10 will be uploaded in a day or two. Thank you!


October 29, 2010

Curls & Twirls at AME Track 10! Come & Visit Us!! :D

Hear ye! Hear ye!

"Curls & Twirls" will be at:
AME Track 10
Nov. 06, 2010 (Saturday)
Hall 2, SMX Convention Center
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

This will be our FIRST time doing a bazaar, and our FIRST public appearance for that matter. xD To our past, present and future buyers, we hope you join the event and visit our booth - we would absolutely LOVE to see you in person. Besides, we'll be releasing LOADS of NEW and SUPER KULIT accessories for you guys! I'll be sure to post a few teaser pics next week, so be on the lookout.

Anyway, our booth is positioned near the entrance, along 8th Avenue (Harajuku). See below for an image, and click the picture to see the floor plan in full view.

For more information regarding AME Track 10, do visit their official website. Tickets are pre-sold for a discounted price; better take advantage!

Now, who's dropping by? COMMENT, please! ^___^


September 29, 2010

Funny Sleeping Masks: 5th Batch, Anyone? :3

Results are in!

And because we know you're already anxious and giddy about it, we'll spare you the wait. Cutting all else, here's a set of good and bad news.

The 5th batch is happenin', loves! In fact, it's already here!  *throws confetti* Right now, we have 100+ pcs. on-hand, with 20 different designs to choose from (old and new). Isn't that nice? But no, don't rejoice yet because---

We bought the stocks from a different supplier... for a price a bit more expensive than normal. You know what that means, right? Yes, a price hike. It's not much, and I made sure I add as little as possible to still fit everyone's budgets - only an additional P5 per piece; still, we're sorry. ^^; We'll be losing tons if we don't do this as there are expenses that need to be covered above all else - capital, shipping, customs and VAT. The price is fixed at 85 PhP for retail and 65 PhP for wholesale/bulk (min. of 12 pcs.). Please don't hate us; we'll throw in extra freebies to compensate, promise!

Anyway, the 5th batch shall be uploaded some time this week. We'll have to sort them out first and make the necessary preparations, as usual, but we'll be quick. If you wish to be informed of the exact date and time of release, please comment with your names and contact no/s. right here.

Thank you!


September 4, 2010

Funny Sleeping Masks: Official Waiting List


To those who have missed the uploads for the Funny Sleeping Masks and subsequently failed to get themselves even a piece, let us appease you by saying that it is not over for you yet. So please drop the tomatoes and stop the death glares. ^^

There is still another ___CHANCE___ that we can order a new batch of sleeping masks by next month. As usual, we can't guarantee any fruitful results, but we do promise that we'll do our very best to satisfy everyone's need for a good sleeping mask. And if we're lucky enough to have found the same funny designs as the 1st and 5th batches, we won't hold back in getting some stocks (because apparently, 100 pcs. is *still* not enough).

For the meantime, please comment on this entry with your NAMES and NUMBERS if you wish to be informed if the sleeping masks have arrived. Again, this journal shall serve as the official waiting list for the sleeping masks ONLY. For any other updates -- biweekly uploads of OTHER new items and such, feel free to leave your contact number/s in our Newsletter Album.

Let's all keep our fingers crossed now!


August 27, 2010

4th Batch of Sleeping Masks SOON. Newer, Better & Funnier!! :D

Surprise! Surprise!

We've recently ordered a new batch of sleeping masks from our supplier abroad. Lucky that she informed us about it ahead of time because otherwise, we would have missed it (and other merchants would have beat us to it). The designs are MUCH BETTER than our previous batches, with some similar to our first set of uploads and the rest NEWER and FUNNIER!!

We bought as much as our budget could allow, with the shipping and customs charge included. Currently, the parcel with 100 pcs. of sleeping masks is in transit and is estimated to arrive here this Tuesday (Aug. 31, 2010).

Shocked? Excited? Giddy? Happy?

Brace yourselves, loves! We'll be uploading the new batch as early as the first week of September -- after making the necessary preparations in haste. ^^

In the meantime, please leave your NAME and NUMBERS here if you wish to be informed of the exact date and time of upload.

Thank you!


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