Sunday, September 24, 2017

La Spezia, Tomas Morato



If you are looking for a restaurant that gives you:
1. Good Food
2. Great Ambiance
3. Good service

You must check out La Spezia located at Tomas Morato Quezon City.  If you are craving for coffee though, expect that you need to transfer to a nearby coffee shop because that's the only thing that I hoped they offer but I was told the owners have decided to forego this thought because they have bar menu and there are indeed so many nearby coffee shops.

Good friend and "boss"Janina of Girlstuff and I love food so we've decided to go to this quiet place on a weekend for quick catch up and meeting as well!

If I may have to add, the restaurant is aesthetically perfect for that quiet time with family, loved ones and friends.



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Live Everyday with a Grateful Heart




That's my motto in life after: "Laughter is not only the best medicine, so as smiling."
That's my happy pill that pushes me to be the cheerful person that I am!  That said, I want to thank the real heroes behind my "persona".

Last Christmas, my parents-in-law gifted me a bangle for Christmas and I remembered not saying much (that's a huge deal because I am NEVER silent!).  I was touched to the core!  It wasn't the bracelet that made me speechless, it was the gesture of being gifted with something so precious that shoots me to the moon and back.

When I got my Nomination Italy Composable bracelet a couple of months ago for Mother's Day  (and even got a second one because Rose Gold was calling my name), I realized how much I wear then on a daily basis and how happy I am seeing my "personal composition" on my write on my notebook, write for my Blog and cook for the family.

Without any special occasion, I've decided to thank one of my superwoman --- Mommy Jeane.

Side Note: I know how other moms have issues with their in-laws, I am so lucky I've got the best in-laws in the world!  --- she doesn't read my Blog, so this is not sipsip guys!  #lol


Still on high from my Bella La Vita rose gold composable piece, I picked that same chain and went from there.  Without much idea in mind on what to compose, I just opted for something classy, beautiful and heart-warming --- because those are the adjectives I would use for my mommy.

And I was able to compose this! 

Front part, 2 golden hearts (because she's got heart of gold).  I added 3 stones in purple (2 oval shaped and one circular).



Since I have 2 butterflies on my own piece, I enjoyed seeing it move whenever I move my arm, so I've decided to add one at the back part of the bracelet.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Etude House Sunprise Mild Watery Light SPF Review





Ever since Kyle started Preschool, I have been using sunscreens so quickly it's almost like changing shampoo every now and then!  Now I understand why sunscreens have short lifespan because you are supposed to use it daily and you are supposed to apply a good amount and you will definitely use it up in no time!


There are various brands that I've been trying right now, one is from Etude House because I like it that they have cute packaging, they have several options to suit the needs of your skin and I like it that I can choose "Mild" because I always have a clingy son right beside me, so I wanted something light and mild.

a photo of Etude House Sunprise Mild Watery Light SPF Review


Etude House Sunprise Mild Watery Light Says ---
A moisturizing UV gel with a lecithin and skin-freindly liquid formula that lightly glides a thin layer onto skin with a clean finish.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color Launch



As a make up artist, you would think that I enjoy piling on makeup on my own face..well, you're wrong!  If you are a good friend of mine, a family member or just a long-time AMW reader, you would know that my default makeup look would be....

THIS!
Full brows, lined eyes, colored yet highlighted cheeks and glossy gradient lips!

I'm definitely not getting any younger so the phrase "Less Is More" really applies to me!
a photo of Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color _askewhats_Nikki Tiu
Photo taken by: Angela of LushAngel.com

When I visited Make Up For Ever Greenbelt branch for a mini gathering to get to know their newest product range.  I came to know the different looks in trend right now.

Do you want a Draping with Millenial Pink Look?  A Dewy Rose Tint? A Sculpted Glow or just full on Glow For It?

All possible with the newest range called Artist Face Color --- brace yourself, 34 shades of blush, highlighter and sculpting powder right in front of me!  I was in shocked and literally brain was in face color heaven!

a photo of Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color
Photo: Not full collection 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How to Make An Orange Concealer Work!





How scary could a corrector get?
Well, if you own a deep orange corrector/concealer, you'll know it's scary especially since I have fair skintone.


I have an L.A. Girl PRO.conceal HD.High Definition Concealer (Php399.00) sitting inside my "to review products" basket.  It was there for quite some time before I decided to whip it out especially on those 2 weeks that I was extremely sick!  

Dark circles enhanced from all the coughing and lack of sleep....I knew it was the best time to try this conconcealer...well, the name states concealer but I would like to call this a corrector.


a photo of L.A. Girl Pro.Conceal HD Concealer

Housed in a tube packaging with brush just like that of a Stila Lip Glaze where product comes out from the center of the brush on each squeeze, I am not sure if I like this packaging or not.  Honestly speaking, I like how the brush is easy-to-use and how it the tube can easily dispense the right amount of product needed, I am just on the "OC" side worrying about the excess product left on brush.  I personally prefer this to be in just a simple plastic tube packaging without a brush BUT, this is perfect if you do not have a separate brush to apply your concealer.

What do you think about the packaging?

a photo of L.A. Girl Pro.Conceal HD Concealer

Swatch: Orange