Sunday, January 19, 2020

Heinz Asian Sauces are Here!

Heinz is a worldwide Ketchup brand and recently, for us mature invidviduals (lol), we think of Apple Cider Vinegar!  Who would've thought this global leader in condiments with 130 year history has been producing oriental-flavoured sauces and condiments since 2002?  

If you are a foodie and travel accross the world from America and all the way to Asia, you've probably seen different Heinz Asian Sauces.  As for me, it was a first and in the Philippines that is why I am as excited as ever to attend this special launch!  

Call me a Tita...I am a Tita who loves to cook Asian dishes!

Photo by Kervin Luy

Just for reference, here are the Asian Sauces available from the brand and their retail price!

Photo by: Kervin Luy

Heinz Golden Mark Oyster Sauce 260g Php71.75
Heinz Golden Mark Oyster Sauce 500g Php113.00
Heinz Premium Oyster Sauce 260g Php135.50
Heinz Premium Oyster Sauce 510g Php220.50
Heinz Golden Mark Soy Sauce 500ml Php74.75
Heinz Premium Light Soy Sauce 150ml Php64.75
Heinz Garlic Chili Sauce 235g Php97.80
Heinz Thai Sweet Chili Sauce 240g Php94.50
Heinz Blended Sesame Oil 150ml Php98.25
Heinz Blended Sesame Oil 500ml Php221

Friday, January 17, 2020

A New Decade Welcomes Panasonic Air Conditioning Philippines!

#TrueStory .
When I got married 13 years ago, we invested on home appliances and the first item we purchased was an air conditioner unit, the second was a nice coffee maker!  The air conditioner was for Mr. AMW because he can't sleep without one!  As for coffee maker - self-explanatory #CoffeeAddictHere .

Our first Air Conditioner investment was a 2-Horsepower Panasonic Air conditioner which served us 7 long years!  This is NOT an  ODE  to my old Panasonic Air Conditioner because it is still doing well at my husband's old home at this very moment.  We moved to a different home so we've decided to go along with the change and purchased a new one!  And you guessed it right, it was the same brand because it was tested to be of great quality!

Today, Panasonic reiterates its commitment to create “A better life, A better world” as it aims to contribute to the evolution of society and to the happiness of people around the globe, highlighting its expertise in the Air Conditioning business in over 120 countries globally.

Vice President Panasonic, Mr. Masaru Toyota

As we enter a new decade, Panasonic launches a new company that is dedicated to providing professional services for your air-conditioning needs, the Panasonic Air Conditioning Philippines (PAC-PH).

Panasonic Appliances Asia Pacific, Mr. Yuji Majima

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Different Mists and their Functions

What are mists?
I am referring to facial mists!  The products you see housed in a spray bottle or atomizer!  A product where I mostly set aside because these are "extras".  Little did I know after 10 plus years of Blogging, I would cling on this extra step as an integral part of my skincare regimen!

So there are a whole lot of Face Mists brands out their with fancy names - Face Mists, Toning Water, Atomizer, Makeup Setting Spray, Oil-control spray and a whole lot more!  So do they all work the same or should you read into details before you push them aside?

I highly recommend you to go for the latter!

I have a couple of face mists that I have tried through the years (I apologize for missing out some as I'm sure I did!)  But these are just some of the ones I use and yes, I alternately use them on different occasions for different purposes and you'll find at least 1 face mist in my bag, my table and inside the car!  (Not putting atomizers inside the car though for safety!)

Shall we begin?

If I plan to keep my skin hydrated all throughout the day, I use Avene Thermal Spring Water (Php750.00 for 150ml available at Watsons), this bottle mainly contains water and just like our body, whenever I feel like my skin is hydrated, I would immediately pull this bottle out and give my skin a breathe of fresh water!

This bottle is great for hiking as well!  Tested to refresh my senses!

Now if water ONLY doesn't make the cut because you have dry skin or your skin tends to try midday with makeup on --- go for Face Mists.

Face Mists like Esfolio Nutri-Snail Daily Soothing Mist (Php399.00 available at select stores and online stores), these types of products does not only contain water but also ingredients that keep our skin hydrated all throughout the day.  I call this moisturizer in a bottle because with makeup on, it is impossible to apply my favorite moisturizer on top of makeup so I use this instead!  With several spritz and patting motion, my skin does not feel as dry or my makeup does not look cracked like before.

I also like to use Face Mist in between makeup routine REGULARLY.  Meaning, I inject this extra step between Face Cleansing + Toning, Toning + moisturizer --- yes, I do a couple of spritz in between to keep my skin hydrated making sure the "environment" won't evaporate the newly applied moisturizer, instead, it evaporates Face Mists instead!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Benefit's Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer Review

Concealer > Foundation for me for the past years.  Especially when Kyle started out elementary adding going to my gym in my already busy schedule, putting on makeup like 10 years ago is non-existent!  I find myself relying on concealers and powders more and more than usual.

When Benefit launched their newest concealer late last year called Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer, I knew I had to get my hands on them because I have been loving their old Boi-ing Concealers!  

I should know, I was there during the launch, and I've done in-depth reviews on Benefit Boi-ing Hydrating Concealer, Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer, and I was so intrigued with this new product I've done an initial thoughts on #AMWIGtv right away!

I'm not bluffing when I say, initial thoughts will never be permanent, after giving it a couple of uses, I am finally ready to finalize my thoughts with a legit blog post like this one --- immortalizing my words to be exact!  #lol

a photo of Benefit's Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer Review by Nikki Tiu of

So if you are into bright undereye area like the one on photo - taken RAW with no editing, you may want to grab your hands on this!

a photo of Benefit's Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer Review by Nikki Tiu of

Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer
This multitasking FULL COVERAGE liquid concealer hides it all, from dark undereye circles to blemishes & discoloration.…yet it feels lightweight & doesn’t cake or crack. The Cushion Tip creates a smoother than smooth application and blends seamlessly for longwearing, waterproof** coverage. - taken from Benefit Cosmetics website

Monday, January 13, 2020

Nail Art Tutorial: 2020 Ready Nails

Year 2020! I am ready for you!  After keeping my nails low-key for weeks, I am ready to share to you another simple yet really cute Nail Art design that makes me smile whenever I look at them! 

Polishes Used: 

  • Girlstuff Nail Hardener
  • Orly Breathable Treatment + Color in shade Nail Superfood
  • 2-way Nail Art Pen in White
  • Girlstuff Polish in Fairy Dust
  • Orly Top2 Bottom Basecoat + Topcoat

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!