FEATURED: Bagellia Filipinas + Giveaway

Saturday, June 23, 2012
I definitely love to surf the net and while I'm on it, I always look out for some cool and fab online stores where I can shop my heart out and recommend them to my friends and blog readers. And yes, I found a shop in one of my rounds on Facebook. You know how we girls love to shop for bags! We can never have just one bag in our closet, we obviously need more - one thing that guys will never understand! LOL. 

So to feed our cravings for fashionable bags, Bagellia Filipinas was created! The owners, Kim Castillo and Hiyasmin Neri opened the online store last February 2012 because they wanted to re-introduce trendy and functional bags that are proudly made in the Philippines. Their target is basically the young market who loves to shop for colorful satchels, envelop clutches and gadget cases. Here are just some of the bags you will definitely love from their collection!

But Bagellia Filipinas is not just an ordinary online store - they have heart! Yes,you heard that correctly. Aside from excellent customer service, the whole point of why Bagellia Filipinas works so hard in giving their customers only the best products is because of Joyce. Who is Joyce? And why is she so important to them? 

Joyce is a 23 year old lady who was initially operated through Kasai procedure when she was only three months old, and this has enabled her to live normally, until she reached nineteen years of age. An odd case, Joyce is currently the longest living person in the Philippines with Billiary Artresia. Most patients with the same condition die by the age of three.

Unlike any other young and pretty girls, Joyce did not like going to parties, events, and other social gatherings, because she easily gets tired. She also recalls incidents when people felt uncomfortable around her because she had yellowish skin and eyes. “Sometimes I look into the mirror, act like a monster, and scare myself.” she said jokingly.

Throughout her college years, Joyce shifted from one school to another due to her irregular attendance and frequent confinements in the hospitals.  In her last year of college in Trinity, her liver bled severely which disabled her to finish her studies and put all her dreams and careers on hold. To read more of Joyce's story, you can visit this BLOG.

To fulfill their mission of helping out Joyce, Bagellia Filipinas dedicated a whole collection of fashionable bags for the project. For every bag sold, a portion of the sale will go to the Aid for Joyce Project!  They also went as far as organizing a fashion show for the entire 12-piece bag collection which were auctioned to raise funds for Joyce's operation. This show was held at Scarlet Lounge, Fort Bonifacio last May 30, 2012.

So you see, aside from buying trendy and chic bags from them, you are also able to help Joyce! I am giving you guys this chance to be able to avail some fab bags from Bagellia Filipinas - with the help of these PHP200 Gift Certificates! Eight (8) lucky readers will win PHP200 GC each! Winners can claim their discounts through messaging them in Facebook with their GC codes. Each code can be used per one time transaction only for bag products, excluding bag accessories. So are you girls ready to grab some Gift Certificates? Here's what you must do! 

1) Like Bagellia Filipinas Facebook Page.
2) Follow me on twitter: @kaigrafia
3)Tweet this: "I support #aidforjoyce! Win Bagellia GCs from @kaigrafia's blog! http://bit.ly/MAW2aS"
4) Comment below with the following details:
Twitter Name:

Giveaway officially starts now (June 23, 2012) and ends in two (2) weeks on July 08, 2012! :D Winners will be announced on July 09, 2012 via my Twitter account so please be sure that you're following me. No EMAILS!  Thanks to Bagellia Filipinas for giving my readers this opportunity! :>


  1. Name: Lorena Paulyn F. Agbisit
    Facebook Name: Poleen Fermin
    Twitter Name: Poleen Fermin

  2. charmaigne grace gepana

    fb- zash gepana

    twitter- @charmaignegrace

  3. Name: Lorices Pearl Paiton
    Facebook Name:Lorices Pearl Dalumpines Paiton
    Twitter Name: @loricespearl

  4. Name: Sara Santiago
    Facebook Name: Sara Santiago
    Twitter Name: nyaaabear

  5. Name: Regina c. Beleno
    Facebook Name: Gigi Celemin-Beleno
    Twitter Name: @mommygiay

  6. Name:Bambi Isidro Jimenez
    Facebook Name:Bambi Isidro Jimenez
    Twitter name:@mramila

  7. Name: Bambi ISIDRO JIMENEZ
    Facebook Name: Bambi Isidro Jimenez
    Twitter name: @mramila

  8. Girlie Camungay
    FB Name: Girlie Camungay
    Twitter Name: Yeye Camungay

  9. name: Lovely Joy Merced
    facebook name: Joy Merced
    twitter name: @joyluck_614

  10. Name: Angelique Misa
    Facebook Name: Gelay Pulumbarit Misa
    Twitter Name: @GelayTabachooy

  11. Name:Fatima Jasmine Gonzales
    Facebook Name:Fatima Jasmine Gonzales
    Twitter Name:Fatima_Jasmine

  12. Name:Fatima Jasmine Gonzales
    Facebook Name:Fatima Jasmine Gonzales
    Twitter Name:Fatima_Jasmine

  13. awwww.. this is a very nice giveaway..
    and love the cause for this giveaway! I hope Joyce would be ok soon. :)

    good luck to all participants! :D

  14. Name: Cee Culanculan
    Facebook Name: Cee Culanculan
    Twitter Name: @yourstrulycee

  15. Name: Liza Marie Valenzuela
    Facebook Name: Liza Marie Valenzuela
    Twitter Name: @lizamarie_0112

  16. Name: Ma. Eddielli R. Bungay
    Facebook Name: Eddielli Bungay
    Twitter Name:@eddielli

  17. Love the bags sis!
    Name: ma. lyzette t. bongon
    fb name: lhyzie bongon
    twitter: @stargaze07

  18. Name: Lora Maria Teresa Esguerra
    Facebook Name: Lora Maria Teresa Esguerra
    Twitter Name: @iamsuperlora

    Thank you Kai!

  19. Svetlani Santiago
    Fb name: Svetlani Santiago
    Twitter: @hippiebonita

  20. Name: Michelle Ame
    FB Name: Michelle Ame
    Twitter: michelleame

  21. Name: Gizette Cao
    Facebook Name: Gizette Cao
    Twitter Name: Gizette Cao (@RnG26)

  22. Name: Mylene Sarah Intud-Alconcel
    Facebook Name: Mylene Intud-Alconcel
    Twitter Name: @sarahalconce

  23. Raisa Mae Fernandez
    FB Name: Raisa Mae Fernandez
    Twitter name: @raisiespeaks

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  25. Name: Ma. Catherine Paula Dela Cruz
    Facebook Name: Paula Conese Dela Cruz
    Twitter Name: @katriane018

  26. Name: Nicole Ann Valladolid
    Facebook Name: Nicole Ann Valladolid
    Twitter Name: @iamelocin

  27. Name: Nicole Ann Valladolid
    Facebook Name: Nicole Ann Valladolid
    Twitter Name: @iamelocin

  28. Who wouldnt want to shop for a cause right? and they really have good quality bags! NORTH PEAK X WANDER SHUGAH GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

  29. Name: rosie ledesma
    Facebook Name: osie ru
    Twitter Name: osielicious

  30. Name: Vanessa Apal
    Facebook Name: Vanessa Marie

  31. so cute ng mga bags! esp the colors, love it! Get well soon kay Joyce, continue to trust God, He's our healer! :)

  32. Name: Rachel Anne Del Rosario
    Facebook Name: Chel Legaspi Del Rosario
    Twitter Name: @bercheroja

  33. Name: Pamela Shayne Gozo
    Facebook Name: Pamela Shayne Gozo U https://www.facebook.com/shayne.reb.paolo
    Twitter Name: @shaYNE_gOzO987

    That's why, I also link my Facebook Accout because, I have many posers. Thank You! Godbless ! :"">


  34. Name: Krystelle Diane Teh

    Facebook Name: Krystelle Diane Teh

    Twitter Name: @whitelove_25


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