Friday, November 30, 2012

AMW Bulletin: Finesse "I'll Take Care of You" + Promo

**UPDATE:  Congratulations to the winners of the 24 Finesse Gift Packs!
Please email your complete name and mailing address to Trixie (trixie.esguerra@nuffnang.com) so she can forward your details to Finesse and they'll take care of mailing the items to you!  Happy Hair washing and styling!

1. Joy Merced (Lovely Joy Merced)
2. Maria Jobelle Causapin Lopez
3. Icia Tadiar
4. Crystal Cruz
5. Elaiza Basas
6. Reisha Ledesma Olavario
7. Eleu Bolinao
8. Erin Emocling
9. Ma. Janella Vicera Ocon
10. Elaine Caw
11. Susana Irenea Loyola Borja
12. Cherry Ann Punzal
13. Jumeirah Danvi
14. Paul William Paredes
15. Jamaica Isabel
16. Lovely Rose Dela Cruz
17. Kaze Danielle M. Agar
18. April Mar
19. Jessamer Abing
20. Carol de Vera
21. Keii Fuentes
22. Lorraine Carla Laplap
23. Darwin Galbis
24. Cherry Ann Punzal

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My journey to a gorgeous looking hair goes way back in grade school.  I was in 4th grade when I sat behind a classmate who has naturally straight, long and shiny hair. I can't help but wish I have the same healthy-looking hair as mine was dry, lifeless and full of split-ends!  One of the well-known international brands back then was Finesse.  My brothers and sister (including myself) were all longing for the said brand as everyone in school uses it and their hair smells so good!  

Years has passed, due to my busy schedule, I tend to forget about products that I long for when I was young.  So it was great when Finesse came back with a vengeance!  More hair care products targeting various needs of consumers!  From Texture Enhancing to Moisturizing and Volumizing!  Definitely more options for the changing needs of buyers!

On photo: Texture Enhancing and Moisturizing 2in1

And of course, let's not forget Finesse brand is also known for their hairstyling products.  I visited the World Trade Center Cosmetologie fair last year and bought a bottle of hairspray and mousse for my clients and so far, I'm quite happy with the result and scent of course!


Finesse Extra Control Mousse
To be applied on damp hair prior to curling.
 

Finesse Extra Hold Hairspray
For final touch.  I purchased a flexible hold version for my mom who uses hairspray everyday!

And because the local distributor of Finesse called Getz Bros. wants to tell the world that they're back with vengeance and will be staying for good, they have launched a campaign called "I'll Take Care of You" Makeover Tour and its "I'll Take Care of You" Facebook Application (www.illtakecareofyou.net).


The Makeover Tour has 30 stops (25 BPOs and 5 gyms) and features free hair wash and hairstyling to sample off its product line.  There will be a Celebrity Hunk together with a team of Finesse Hunks who are tasked to do hair washing of participants!  And best of all?  To have a good memory of your makeover, professional makeup artists and photographers will be there to capture the whole experience!  
Each photo will be uploaded to Facebook via the application, a venue winner will be determined by the photo and most "LIKES" at the end of a week.  

What's at stake?
  • 11" Macbook Air 64gb
  • A New Ipad 16gb Wifi
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
Aside from the 3 grand winners, each and every person who registers via www.illtakecareofyou.net will automatically be registered to a general raffle to win a Samsung Galaxy SIII!


a Rafflecopter giveaway



 There will be 24 gift packs from Finesse that are up for grabs via Rafflecopter. Each person who joins this promo will automatically be entered in the Samsung S3 raffle. This promo will run from November 30 to December 14. All the entries will be forwarded to the main site of Finesse, where 1 person will get a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S3. The winner will be announce during the Finesse main event, which will be held on January 12, 2013 at the new Glorietta Activity Center.


To learn more about the Mechanics, register via  www.illtakecareofyou.net  and LIKE the Finesse Facebook Page and follow @FinesseHairCare via Twitter.


If you are a resident of the Philippines and plans to join, let me know!  I'll sprinkle you with "goodluck dusts" wishing the Grand Prize Winner is an AMW Reader!

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

AMW Reviews: Face of Australia Gentle Make-Up Remover

When my dear blogger friend Tine of Beautyholics Anonymous blogged about FOA Gentle Make-Up Remover, and I can't help rummage through my "stocks" of makeup and screamed: "I have this!!!" 

She discussed how it can remove difficult mascaras like the Majolica Majorca, I am sold!  I used the product immediately that night!  

Here's my thoughts on the makeup remover!

Face of Australia says ---
FACE OF AUSTRALIA presents our innovative Make-Up Remover that is a dual phase formula containing no Oil or Parabens.

This super gentle fluid is activated when liquid is shaken combining the two phases for the ultimate make-up removal. With a tear compatible pH, this fragrance free formula melts away all types of make-up including stay-put and waterproof and will not sting sensitive eyes. Contains soothing Cornflower Extract.

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gentle Make-Up Remover Lotion is an innovative "tear Compatible" pH sensitive formula that is perfect for all skin types particularly those with very sensitive skin or eyes. The dual phase formula is Oil and Paraben Free and contains soothing Cornflower Extract.

Ingredients:
Water, Cyclomethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Extract, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Lauralkonium Chloride.

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Packaging is simple and clear, makes it easy to check how much product is left.
  • Very gentle.
  • Non-greasy.
  • Doesn't sting my eyes.
  • No blurring of vision.
  • Removes waterproof makeup well.
  • Fragrance-free!
  • I can make eye makeup mistakes, remove makeup and re-apply makeup with no problems at all!
  • Price.
Cons
  • Limited areas to purchase for local readers.
Overall
A very gentle make-up remover that works on the eyes and face with no signs of irritations.  This product reminds me so much of my favorite Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover but the FOA one is more inexpensive.

Tips
from FOA
  • Shake vigorously till phases have combined, then apply liquid onto cotton pad. 
  • Wipe gently over face beginning with closed eyes, being careful not to rub make-up into the eye area.
from AMW
  • The back of the bottle says shake vigorously and they mean it!  You can only make the product work by doing so!
  • Use a cotton pad instead of cotton balls for eye make-up removal.  
  • Use around 3 drops for light makeup application and 5-6 drops for heavy makeup.
  • Press the cotton pad on the eye area for a couple of seconds, rub your eyes gently back and forth for complete removal.
  • Take the time to use a separate cotton bud to remove stubborn waterproof eyeliner.  Doing so will prevent your eyes from getting infections.
Will I repurchase?
YES!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Make-up users!  You'll love the super gentle formula minus the oil residue!

Where to purchase and how much?
Locally at D Hip Sanctuary for Php448.00 (approx $10.67). Add them up on Facebook or email them dhip.sanctuary@facebook.com.  If you want to learn about their bazaar schedules, contact Karen 0999-888-2682
 
Photos

The tip of the bottle


Before shaking, product looks semi-clear


After shaking vigorously


I press the cotton on my eye area for 10-20 seconds
 then gently rub the eye area left and right to remove stubborn eye make-up.


Brow gel, eye shadow, mascara and liner removed!


Keep in mind to do the extra step of removing excess liner close to the lash line that may not be removed by cotton pad.  Check the rest of my brows and eyelid, looks clean and oil-free!

Have you found your most gentle make-up remover to date?
If yes, what brand is it?

Prior to FOA, I've found 3 products that I alternate every now and then because they are all gentle on the eye area.  Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover, Benefit Remove It Makeup Remover and Lancome BiFacil.  Now that I've discovered FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gentle Make-Up Remover and is the most inexpensive among all the brands that I love, you do the math!  :)

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

AMW Reviews: Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream in Light Ochre

Mark this day!  Today, I will be sharing a review on my top BB cream to date!  Long time AMW readers would know how much I love my Skin 79 VIP Gold BB Cream and I finished up 3 huge bottles of it and I am currently on my 4th and last bottle!  As I was juggling my brain on what to do next since I don't have stocks left for my favorite BB Cream, look what I've found!  The newest BB Cream that I love and seriously can't believe it jumped up to AMW's No. 1 BB Cream spot!



Based from research, Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream is a Japanese brand produced by Mayumi Yasutomo, a newscaster, who desired to have a product that will make her skin looks flawless on camera!


Fairy Drops says ---
  • Makes skin look flawless even while on camera with 5 treatment essences.
  • 5 kinds of treatment essence to moisturize and for healthy glowing skin: Hydrolyzed Collagen, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Jojoba Seed Oil and Panthenol.
  • Oil-free, waterproof and lightweight formula.
  • Has micro-gold pearls that hide scars and freckles, diffuses light to hide wrinkles and smoothens and softens skin.
  • No SPF.  SPF gives off a white cast when one is photographed.
  • Doesn't look flat on skin.  
Shades: Light Ochre and Ochre
Ingredients: 
 

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Super cute and unique BB Cream packaging.
  • The sponge that comes with it makes it easy to apply during travel.
  • Sponge gives "even" coverage.
  • The formulation is very light.
  • Oil-free yet not drying.
  • Gives a good coverage without white cast.  It covered the red spots on my face and minimized the darkness of my under eye circles.
  • I can get away with using only this product and set with a powder.
  • My skin looks flawless and clean for the whole day no matter how busy I was running errands.
  • Doesn't transfer on clothing.
  • No gray cast.
Cons
  • Only 2 shades available.
  • Price.  This BB cream is lesser in amount as compared to other BB creams. (But personally speaking, it's super WORTH it!)
  • Lacks SPF (as compared to other pricey BB Creams) but I guess it's a huge reason why this BB Cream doesn't create white cast on flash photography.  
Overall
The Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream has a good amount of coverage, it can cover a bit of my under eye darkness and redness.  The product is lightweight and can last the whole day with very minimal retouch.

Tips
  • Light Ochre is best used if you are MAC NC20-25.  Ochre is a ta bit darker.
  • If you really LOVE to try this BB Cream but think both shades available won't match, you can always adjust the shade by using a darker or lighter powder foundation to "set" the BB Cream.
  • For fuller coverage, use the sponge application and apply it in a quick, patting motion.
  • For quick application, squeeze out the product at the back of your hand and apply using your fingers or foundation brush.
  • Wash the sponge regularly to prevent bacteria buildup.
  • For lesser makeup application finish off by concealing areas that needs to be concealed and set with powder   Lesser amount of makeup applied will let our skin breathe.
  • Apply face sunblock prior to BB Cream application.
  • Skip sunblock application if you will be photographed on that day.      
  • Very dry skin individuals needs to apply more moisturizer on dry areas prior to BB Cream application.
  • For very oily skinned individuals, a good oil-control primer may still be needed underneath.
  • Once signs of irritations occur, STOP product usage.
Will I repurchase?
Yes!

To whom do I recommend this to?

Normal, combination, dry or oily skinned individuals.  
 
Where to purchase and how much?

Available in all Beauty Bar stores for Php1,550.00 (approx $37.00)LIKE FairyDrops Philippines on Facebook for more product updates.

Photos 

The back side of the packaging.
Everything was written in Japanese but good thing ingredients list are in English.




Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream 
comes in a squeeze-type tube with detachable sponge applicator.


Upon unscrewing the sponge applicator
This gives a nice control on the amount of product you need.
Some people prefer to squeeze a good amount of product at the back of the hand and dab on the sponge for an even application.

While others may prefer to squeeze the BB Cream directly while sponge applicator is attached.  It all boils down to your personal preference.


I like applying this BB Cream with a quick dabbing motion then gently blend out "obvious" edges with clean fingers.

Half face application
Left side (facing you): applied moderate amount of Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream
Right side (facing you): no makeup at all.
I picked the day I had the least sleep in my entire life for my eyebags to look like that!  I have insomnia since I got pregnant and this photo was taken with only 3 hours of sleep. (Note: I just applied the product directly from tube and didn't get to blend out the harsh edges with my fingers yet to show you the area where I applied the BB cream.)


Before and after photo taken under natural light
Left photo: Clean face without a trace of makeup.
Right photo: With Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream in Light Ochre applied moderately.
Observations: Check how the darkness under the eye were lightened and my face looks more even as the redness around the cheeks and chin were completely covered.



A closer look on Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream applied all over
I am using Light Ochre shade which works so well on MAC NC20-25 skin.
Ochre would probably go well for MAC NC30-35.

Have you tried Fairydrops Candy Bar BB Cream or other Japanese made BB Creams?
What are your experience?  Do you like Korean or Japanese BB Creams?

As for me, this is my first Japanese BB Cream and I'm very happy with the experience.  I may have found the best BB Cream for me (for now) but I'm still willing to give other BB creams a try because...just because I'm curious like that! :)


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(Product received for review.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

This is How I Do It: Eye Makeup for Hooded Lids

According to online dictionary, the term "hooded eyelids" means having heavy eyelids that appear to be half closed.  

As for me, it doesn't have to be half closed but eyes that has extra "lid" that covers a bit of your crease.  This tutorial is made not only for people with said lids but this also works for anyone who likes to create an instant eye lift with the use of makeup!  (Promise, it's painless!)

Here's the most simple steps that I've done, feel free to use your own eyeshadow shades, in this tutorial, I picked my newest Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar Eye Palette as it has all the shades I need to create this eye makeup!

 
Step 1:
Pick your favorite eye primer (that's crease-proof and smudge-proof).  Dab eye primer on your  lids as this will not only make your eyeshadow look more intense but it can hold your eye makeup in place thus preventing "Panda" eyes.

In this step, AMW is using Etude House Proof 10  Eye Primer.


Step 2:
Since hooded eyes have this small fold of skin that hangs over the socket line, it is quite impossible to have a natural crease area so you have to create one!

How?  Pick a makeup brush and use the handle in gently pressing the handle over your eyes finding the space between your eye socket and brow bone.

As for mine, I've found it! :)


Using any matte colored shadow that's a shade or 2 darker than your lid color (make sure not to pick shimmery or super dark eyeshadow shade as the effect will turn out dirty!). Pick up your favorite crease/blending brush and gently sweep the color on the "fake crease".


I am using Wheat Eyeshadow from Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar Eye Palette with Charm Essentials Vegan Crease Blending Brush.


Step 3:
After creating a fake crease, feel free to pick any shimmery or bright colored eyeshadow and sweep it all over the inner corner of your eye.  This step will create an illusion of bigger lid space.


In this particular step I am using Candlelight Metallic Eyeshadow, from Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar Eye Palette with the flat shader brush that comes with the palette.



Step 4:
Now is the best time to "deepen" that fake crease you've created.  Again, keep in mind to make your shadow application neat and clean by applying less then packing on pigments as needed.  

Pick a dark, matte eyeshadow (either brown, black or dark grey) and gently apply it on the outer-v as illustrated on photo below.  Keep in mind to stop and open your eyes once in awhile and check your reflection in the mirror to make sure you don't go beyond the "v-shape".

 

For step 4, AMW used Rich Caviar Eyeshadow, from Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar Eye Palette with Charm Essentials Vegan Pencil Point Brush.
 

Step 5:
Just when you think you're tired from all the eye shadow application, do not worry, this is the final step to a brighter, uplifted eyes!

Pick any eyeshadow shade close to your skin tone or probably a shade lighter, apply it on your brow bone area, or in your case, the "hooded part of your eye".  Again use matte colored eyeshadow on areas you don't want to pop!  Using shimmery eyeshadow shades in this step will make your heavy lids appear more prominent.

 

For the final step, AMW used Bone Eyeshadow, from Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar Eye Palette with the flat shader brush that comes with the palette



Final touch-ups
  • Fill your brows and redefine the shape creating a natural "curve" thus giving an uplifted look. (Tears Line and Mode Autobrow in BR02)
  • Optional: I lightened my brows as my eyebrow color is too dark for my hair color.  (ex. Majolica Majorca Brow and Lash Colorist BR333)
  • Pick a waterproof eyeliner and draw a thin line on your upper lash line staying very close to your lashes.  Start drawing at the inner corner going outwards extending the liner slightly past the edge of the eye.  You can choose to "wing it up" for an uplifted look.  Let's skip liner application at the bottom lashes as it may make your eyes appear smaller. (ex. K-Palette 24H Real Lasting Eyeliner in Black)
  • Not on photo illustration: Curl your lashes and apply coats of your favorite mascara.  Pick a mascara that has a good holding power in terms of curl.  A curled lash will make your eyes appear larger and brighter.
 
Some tips for hooded eye lids:
  • Moisturize your eye area with the right eye product.  (ex. eye lifting products like that from L'Oreal Revitalift Eye Cream)
  • Be very gentle in terms of eyeshadow application.
  • Never apply dark eye shadow shade all over your lids as it will make your eyes appear dirty and uneven.
  • Be very careful in terms of using shimmery or frosted eyeshadow shades.  These shades are used to "highlight" specific features.
  • Less is more.
  • SMILE!  Come on, that's the best face-lifting method that's free!
Do you suffer from hooded lids?  
Any other tips you can share for our readers out there?
As for me, my left eye is a bit hooded and I can't seem to find the crease as compared to my right eye.  I use this method to even out both my eyes and so far, it works!  As for clients, mature people aren't the only ones suffering from hooded lids, even young clients do have it!  


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Monday, November 26, 2012

AMW Reviews: Benefit BADgal Liner Waterproof in Charcoal

Do you enjoy eyeliner application but is getting bored on the usual blacks and browns?  Have you tried on colored liners but felt they look too much for you especially at work?

Well, there is one liner shade that I've always been wanting to try but I can't seem to find a brand that would give me a smooth, creamy and very pigmented application.  Then, after I visited the local Benefit store at Greenbelt 5, I met Benefit BADgal liner in Charcoal. 

Benefit says ---
Our slimline BADgal liner waterproof eye pencils, now available in three shades, is long-wearing so it stays put rain or shine. The versatile blending tip on one end helps create soft definition or sultry drama.

Shades: Charcoal, Expresso and Black
Size: 1.20 g Net wt. 0.04 oz.
Ingredients: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, PARAFFIN, C11-12 ISOPARAFFIN, POLYBUTENE, HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL, MICA, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, CERESIN, OZOKERITE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA), TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE. [+/-: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510)]. N° 05535/N 

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Comes with a blending tip!  2-in-1 product!
  • Very rich color.  Pigmentation is really good!
  • Creamy consistency.  Applies smoothly without tugging your lids.
  • Can be used as an eyeliner or eyeshadow base.
  • Can be used for tightlining.  (But be careful if you have sensitive eyes.)
  • Perfectly matte.
  • Charcoal shade (grey) is less dramatic than black liner but has more impact that brown liners.
  • Waterproof.  Stays whole day.
Cons
  • If applied on waterline or to tightline, may still smudge a bit for people with oily lids.
  • Needs to be sharpened for a more precise line.
Overall
A perfect matte grey shade that's very pigmented and can stay the whole day if applied correctly.  The smudge tip is great to lessen the harshness of a liner and it can also be used to apply powdered shadow to "set" the liner.

Tips
  • Same as all eyeliner pencils + tropical country, I prefer to apply pencil liners on the upper and lower lashline.  Eyeliner pencils tend to stay without smudging if applied this way.
  • To keep the liner from looking "fake" use the blending tip that comes with the pencil to gently smudge off the pencil for a more natural look.
  • If you tend to oil up around the eye area, set the pencil liner with a translucent setting powder or an eyeshadow powder with similar shade as the eyeliner.
  • Since the Benefit BADgal Liner is in waterproof version, take time to remove them at night before you go to sleep with a cotton bud and very gentle eye makeup remover.

Will I repurchase?
Yes.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who's tired of black and brown eyeliners.  Charcoal shade works for all skin tones.

Where to purchase and how much?

At local Benefit counters for Php1,100.00 (approx $26.20). LIKE Benefit Cosmetics Philippines on Facebook to get updated on Sales and events.  At Benefit international website for $20.00 (without tax)
 
Photos

Box with manufactured date making it easy for me 
to keep track of the expiration dates of all my makeups!

Shade: Charcoal
A matte "true grey" shade. 
 The pencil shade is the exact shade you'll get after application


The smudger tip
Easy to smudge your liner at the same time, use this to "set" your liner with a powder.

I prefer applying Charcoal on my lower lashline.
On random days, I also like to use this on my upper lashline.

To lessen the "harsh look" of any pencil liners,
 I use the smudge tip to gently blend out harsh edges.

Left eye (facing you):  I used a smudge tip in smudging out the liner thus the effect is a nice smooth line.
Right eye (facing you): BADgal Liner in Charcoal applied without smudging.
 

Have you tried any gray-colored eyeliner pencils?
Which brand and do you like it or not?

So far, this is my first grey-colored eyeliner and I'm loving it!  I like using this shade for clients who aren't comfortable wearing black eyeliner.  I also use this to my 40 year old and above clients as using a black liner may make their features look too strong.  "Soft" eye makeup is the key in making them look younger!


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekend Food Tripping at: Annabel Lee Cafe

Happy Sunday everyone!  What are your plans for the day?  I'm planning to rest as my weird sleeping habit has been ruining my "zzz" time and I need tons of beauty rest!

Now, let's talk about food!  I may post a lot about food or Instagram them but my appetite isn't back yet!  I do eat more now than my first trimester but I'm quite picky with the food I put inside my mouth!  So once we get to dine out, Mr. AMW always puts me in charge of picking a restaurant, well it's Li'l AMW's choice I guess!

Annabel Lee, a quaint restaurant/cafe that was owned by my schoolmate (lower batch).  I've dined in this restaurant once during my friend's baby shower party 2 years ago and I've decided to take my parents there for a quiet night!  Well, I was hoping it was a quiet night but I didn't know they have Karaoke nights for customers during weekends!  *laughs*
 
  
Soup of the Day
Php149.00 (approx $3.55)
Soup that is prepared with today's fresh ingredients topped with croutons
I was actually looking forward to try their Clam Chowder soup but I was told it isn't available!  The soup of the day was tomato soup which I'm okay with it as I'm craving for something sour too!  The soup came out in a small soup bowl, it wasn't as small as I expected but the soup was so rich one small bowl is enough for the night!  The ingredients used were obviously fresh!  A regular Jane/Joe who aren't into sour soup may not enjoy it but it was perfect timing for me that I was looking for something super sour and this soup made me happy!  The heartburn came afterwards but at least, I was happy during the process of eating!  *laughs*



Quesadilla with Cajun Chicken
Php299.00 (approx $7.10)
fresh salsa, basil pesto and mozzarella cheese sandwiched 
between flour tortillas served with ranch dip
I wasn't craving for any particular food that night so I was going for an appetizer that's light yet filling!  The description of Quesadilla caught my attention as you can choose from Vegetable Salsa, Cajun Chicken or Ground Beef.  I went for Cajun Chicken and the dish satisfied me so well as the chicken pieces were flavorful and super tender!  Both my parents and Mr. AMW enjoyed this appetizer so much we don't have to use any of the ranch dip!

Side note:  Ate some leftovers the next day and the chicken remained tender and juicy!  Will definitely order again!



Roast Beef Steak (local beef) with drink
Php249.00 (approx $5.90)
Seared slices beef, sweet onions, lettuce and tomatoes
 Once the sandwich arrived, we were torn between excited and disappointed all at the same time!  Excited because they used my favorite bread called Ciabatta, but a bit disappointed as the bread was a bit small.  But once we took a look inside, it was a good amount of beef slices enough to make a grown man full!


The only thing that we would like to change is the fact that they used ranch dressing instead of the usual gravy we love on any Roast Beef Steak Sandwiches!  The ranch dressing didn't go well with the flavorful slices of beef.  We did try to request for a separate gravy as sauce on the side but they weren't able to make one.


Boneless Bangus with drink
Php279.00 (approx $6.65)
Crispy deep fried whole boneless milkfish fillet
served with tomato and cucumber slices
 This was my mom's order and I'm quite happy she steered away from her usual "chicken" dishes each time we dine out!  Once this meal was served, we had our mouths open as the fish is quite huge and it was fried perfectly!  I was able to taste this and it tastes really good!  The milkfish was fried to perfection!  A must try!


Breaded Fish Steak
Php359.00 (approx $8.55)
Golden fried white fish topped with lemon butter sauce
and honey mustard dressing
 You can opt for plain rice or mash potatoes.  Since this is my dad's meal, you will definitely see mashed potatoes as this is his favorite carbs!  The fish was fried perfectly and the lemon butter sauce is just right to remove the "oily" taste most fried fishes can leave to your taste buds!  My dad finished his dish in no time as he enjoyed one bottle of his favorite beer!


Blueberry Cheesecake
Php999.00 (approx  $23.80)
There's something about me with my love for cheesecake!  I'd go for cheesecake any day!  But, I am very particular with the taste of my cheesecake and there's only a few both Mr. AMW and I love!  First, we prefer the no-baked version and it has to be flavorful!  Since I was craving for cheesecake for the past few weeks, we've decided to order the whole cake!


I haven't tried their baked version but so far, it wasn't as flavorful as expected.  The cheesecake was smooth to taste (almost like gelatin texture).  Anyone who likes to have a light dessert after meal would appreciate this!  My dad, who's not into cheese, was able to finish 2 slices of this!

Side note:  The cheesecake tastes better several days after it was refrigerated!  
And another side note:  I've found my favorite no-bake blueberry cheesecake!  It's from Chocolat!!!  I love it so much I had to ask Mr. AMW to buy another slice for me!


Overall, Annabel Lee is a nice place to hang out and spend time with family and friends.  If you're looking for quiet moments with loved ones, go on a weeknight.  If you have the voice to share, go on a weekend and request a song to the piano guy and sing on top of your lungs for all the customers to hear! :)

Service was great, the servers were very attentive and the washroom is clean!  The prices of the dish aren't too cheap nor expensive, do not forget that a separate service charge will be added on your bill.

Annabel Lee Cafe
65 Timog Ave South Triangle, Quezon City
(632) 926-6995


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