Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekend Food Tripping at: Tutto Domani + Meeting Royal Effem

Some time a week or 2 weeks ago, I met up with Sarah and JR --- the wonderful couple who brought in Royal Effem Cosmetics.  To those who isn't familiar with the brand, well, you'll see them for sure as these cosmetics are made in Italy and have arrived our shores!  Trust me, I've seen them in the flesh (or plastic?)  and I can't wait to share my thoughts on some of them!

The wonderful couple knew how much I love to eat so they thought of taking me outside Greenbelt and I wasn't even aware there is a hidden gem!

Tutto Domani --- 
A Lifestyle Coffee Bar and Pasticerria 

I am apologizing as early as now as I did not take along with me a good camera!  I didn't expect the couple to take me to a wonderful place to talk at the same time bring in all the samples of Royal Effem Cosmetics for me to check out!

Okay, my heart is a bit palpitating because I don't know where to start!  Hey, can't blame me for this reaction if we have FOOD and MAKE UP right in front of me!  It is like cars and sexy girls for men! :P  

Let's start with what Tutto Domani can offer...

Hot Mocha Drink 
Php130.00 (approx $3.00)
I was craving for hot drink and this was a perfect choice!

Iced Mocha
Php130.00 (approx $3.00) 
I like how it was served in a nice big glass in which you can share your Iced Mocha Drink to your companion!  This comes with a cute cup, thanks to Sarah for her generosity as she shared to me a cup and I can't seem to choose between the Hot or Iced version.  Both were great!

Crounds (4pcs)
Php60.00 (approx $1.40)
Pancake-like balls which I really like 
and they are covered with cheese

Platter 2 
Php350.00 (approx $8.13)
Safron Cream Sauce with Regatoni Noodles, Angus Beef Pattie, 
crepe samurai and house iced tea 
This was the order of JR and I can see how much he enjoyed his meal!

Club sandwich with cheese sauce
Php250.00 (approx $5.80)

Crepe Samurai 
Php60.00 (approx $1.40)
Comes in strawberry and mango variations.
I did not get the chance to try strawberry but mango was love!

I can see customers come in and out of the restaurant.  The place isn't big but it has this cozy atmosphere where I got comfortable right away!  Servers are very efficient and helpful!  I like how knowledgeable they are with the menu and wouldn't mind giving you advises on what to order!

This is definitely a place where you can find relaxation amidst the crowd outside.  At the same time, you can enjoy a good cup of coffee and great food!

Tutto Domani
New World Renaissance Hotel
Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue,
Makati City
Tel. No. 632-811-6702
Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)

Whew!  Now on to cosmetics shall we?  I tell you, it was one of those very unusual makeup learning, swatching of cosmetics, learning about them at the same time enjoying good food!  I was able to take a look at the Royal Effem traincase and got to know what Royal Effem Philippines has to offer!  They brought most of the good stuff down here!

Note: Not all products are featured here as I wasn't able to take shots of ALL the makeup they brought. These are not my final reviews on the products but just first impressions.

Hydra Mineral Foundation
I was told this foundation can still be used on any skin type and they do not contain any allergens which I would strongly recommend people with sensitive skin to give this a try!


 Compact Creamy Foundation
Comes in singles with 6 shades available that were handpicked for Asian skin.  The palette on photo is also  available for sale especially for make up professionals as Royal Effem Cosmetics are Make Up Professionals-Friendly!  They come in a palette quite thin and fits in any make up traincase with ease!

Compact Powder Foundation
Same as the Creamy Foundation, they also comes in full sized singles for individual users and can also be bought as a palette on photo below!

Pearly Star Eyeshadows
As stated on their name, they've got pearl finish and are very pigmented.
Very much comparable to MAC eye shadows.

Compact Blusher
The single compact blushers comes with a free brush and housed in a simple black compact same as the powder foundation compact with mirror.  They are very pigmented and have mostly shimmery finishes and 2 matte finishes for the pink and orange (3rd from top).  

These are too cute!  Some are nice enough to use as blusher while others can be used as a contouring powder!  The lighter ones reminded me so much of MAC Mineralized Skin Finishes.

 Various Lip Products
Royal Effem lip products ranges depending on the needs of the clients.  There are formulations made for dry lips (Glamour Effem), those who likes color and pearly effect (Totally Lipstick), those who are just starting up on lipstick and likes a super light and transparent texture (Totally Gloss) and a whole lot more!

Some swatching  I've done while eating!  *laughs*

Let's not forget the eye pencils and eyeliners!  You do know that they are very important to me especially since these products can help make my eyes appear bigger and brighter!

Forever Stylo Eyeliner
For first time liquid liner users who are scared to come up with "crooked" and "uneven" line, I don't think you will make mistakes on this as it literally felt like using a marker with a stiff brush that can give you better control.

Perfect Liner
Reminded me so much of Avon's and Revlon's Liquid liner!  I can't say how different the formulation are at this point but I get PURE MATTE BLACK when I gave a quick swipe on the back of my hand.

Fun! Fun! Fun! Learning about new restaurant in the neighborhood plus new make up that will be available anytime of this year!  I will put up an update or bulletin when I know where these products can be seen!  The price points aren't that bad, Sarah explained to me how Royal Effem is positioned together with major cosmetic brands we know but they will try their best to make the price as accessible to everyone AS POSSIBLE!  

Have you heard about Royal Effem Cosmetics?
Have you tried any of their products?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Nikki, nagutom ako sa pancake balls and crepe. I want to try it soon. Iced Mocha looks good too :) Haven't tried the brand yet but it looks expensive IMO. thanks for sharing! Ang layo lang ng Tutto Domani sa place ko :(

    1. Ohh malayo layo din siya sa akin but JUST IN CASE you are within the area :) GOWH lang! :)

  2. the sandwich looks yummy.. and huge! :)

    1. I know! Really huge in real life and good to share :D

  3. The food looks so great!! Yummy :P

    never heard about Royal Effem Cosmetics tho...

    1. Ah, I've raed about them from international bloggers and so far, they are promising! :)

  4. Yay! Sarah contacted you na. :D I'm sure you'll like their products. :)

    1. Yeah, she told me she talked to you and met you na din! Oh my goodness, ang sarap to play around with the contents of their train case no? LAWAY-WORTHY! :D

  5. the food looks yummy! i want that iced mocha too!
    haven't heard of this brand but can't wait to see more reviews from you :)

    1. Will do the reviews for sure as I've used them for days na! :) Well NOT ALL of course and I can't wait to go order the "palette" for makeup gigs :D


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