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MAC PRO Longwear Lip creme in Faithfully Yours

I am an avid follower of the blog Temptalia and I think MAC always gives you enough bang for your buck so I definitely wanted one of these long wearing lip cremes. Thus, I asked my mom to buy me this lipstick when she was in the US. I think this came to about $18 but I told her she can consider it an early Christmas gift.
I wanted a different color since most of my lipstick colors are pink or mauves and are pretty much neutral. So I chose Faithfully yours which is a bit of a dark color. I thought that perhaps I would use this for nights out and for parties where a more formal looking lip color would be needed.
Lovely casing

Pro Longwear LipCreme in Faithfully Yours
Dark Mauve-Brown shade

Swatched on skin

So this is my bare mouth
with Faithfully Yours
I've used this to a wedding and though hubby said that I looked a bit Gothic, it wore beautifully the entire night. I was left with a red stain at the end of the evening and that was after a full dinner and dessert buffet. I think maybe it i…

I want to win the Vosges Haute Chocolate Goodie Giveaway on Trip or Treats

Trip or Treats is a blog that I stumbled on looking for restaurant reviews. Turns out ToT does not only go out of her way to eat at restaurants that serve delicious food but she is an avid traveler as well who loves to taste whatever is good in the country she visits.
ToT is holding a contest right now for some delectable chocolates and you can join! Visit the giveaway page here.
Here's hoping that I win!

L'Oreal HiP

I don't really do eye make-up and what little I do is usually some light wash of color on my lids. However while I was browsing Amazon for some stuff I came upon some cheap L'Oreal HiP eyeshadow duos and eyeliner. They were around a dollar each so I thought they were a great deal. I was initially very interested in the Urban Decay Naked palette but it is always out of stock and I wasn't sure I wanted to spend $44 on something I would barely use. Thus, in the interest of getting my feet wet I decided to grab these cheap eyeshadow duos and try them out.

Eyeshadow due in Shocked (metallic gold and khaki)

Eyeshadow duo in Lively (shimmery beige and dark camo green)

Eyeshadow duo in Charged (metallic bronze and copper)

Swatches from left to right: Shocked, Lively and Charged
I like the first two eyeshadow duos. They have good pigmentation but I'm having a bit of trouble blending them. Maybe I need to get a real eyeshadow brush and blender. I was able to do a nice eye look us…

Kirin Chinese Dining

My family and I belatedly celebrated my son's birthday at Kirin. We've eaten here before with some friends and the food is just really good. Every dish I tried here is delicious so I wanted to go back with my family to try some more.

Entrance to Kirin

Side view of Kirin along Bonifacio High Street

Interior of Kirin
To start out we ordered some appetizers. Inevitably I ordered siomai since my family loves dimsum and instead of the usual hakao as well I ordered the radish cake with XO sauce. Yes, I'm in the mood for some radish cake.
Siomai P98

Radish Cake with XO sauce
I'll admit it, my family absolutely has no mercy when it comes to dimsum. I let them eat it. I do remember though from the last time I had the siomai that it was nice and meaty. The radish cake was a good surprise. Not only is it crispy on the outside and soft inside but the XO sauce gives it an extra kick. I really liked it! After ordering the appetizers I made sure to order the dish that I came here f…

Sugi Makati

Sugi is one of those no-fail classic Japanese restaurants that you would bring your family to. I have memories of special occasions being celebrated in Sugi Greenhills. So while wandering around Greenbelt hubby and I decided to eat at Sugi Makati.

The interiors are very classic Japanese. Cute Japanese lanterns adorn the ceiling while the dining tables and chairs are dark varnished wood.

I also took a picture of the condiments and toothpick holders because they were so cute.
Since it was only the two of us, we only ordered two dishes. The ebi tempura and this sweet spicy fried chicken dish.

Ebi Tempura

Sweet spicy fried chicken

I remember both dishes being almost P400 each. The sweet spicy chicken dish reminded me of the General's chicken at Recipes by Cafe Metro and for me the tempura was good but Kimpura's is better.

Japanese fried rice P100

I can't believe I paid P100 for fried rice. To think that the only reason I did that was because plain rice was P80! Our total bill …

The Great Asian Secrets Giveaway: P40,000 worth of prizes!

Liz of Project Vanity is holding an amazing contest for all us lovely females. This is the Great Asian Secrets Giveaway. See the mechanics below.
Contest mechanics
1. Simply answer this question!
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3. Post all the direct links of your entries in the comments page (http://bit.…

Terry's Selection Salcedo Village

Sorry for not updating my blog in some time. If I don't get really good pictures of the food I'm eating I rarely want to post it for the world to see. I've actually got a backlog of blog posts I want to do but without good pictures I am hesitant to write them.

Anyway, I finally remembered to bring my camera when I go out and got some good pictures of the food I ate at Terry's Selection in Salcedo Village. The first branch of Terry's that I tried was the one in Podium in the basement and this new one is quite unassuming as well. In fact if you weren't really looking for it you might even pass the restaurant since the signage is so low-key.

Once you step in you find yourself in a mix of a restaurant and a deli. There are shelves containing some of the food items that Terry's sells as well as a ref in the side containing some frozen items.

Terry's selection

Cold storage meats and seafood

On the other side of the nook is the display for some cheese and sausages.

Bugsy's Makati

Bugsy's in Makati is located on San Agustin street which is parallel to Valero street in Salcedo Village. It is a humble enough looking place from the outside but the interior lends itself well to the whole mafia bar image. Trying to get a table there on a Friday or Saturday night is a lost cause unless you go there right after work or have had the foresight to reserve a table.
So what does one do if one desires the buffalo chicken tenders and could not get a table at night? You go during lunch when the place is practically empty.

Bugsy's not only has some pretty affordable alcoholic beverages but delicious bar chow as well. Their bestseller is the Buffalo Chicken Tenders which are pieces of chicken deep fried then tossed in a special spicy sauce that I would kill to get the recipe of. You cannot go wrong with ordering this spicy and tangy dish. Hubby and I have actually just hung out here ordering their appetizers and some beer. Don't forget to smother the chicken tenders…


I got hit with the flu two weeks ago and it wasn't pretty. I could barely get out of bed but I did manage to stay updated with twitter and Facebook. A friend posted that she had a late dinner at Azuthai and I got envious and promptly demanded that hubby and I eat lunch there the next day.
Azuthai is the Thai restaurant that is part of the group of restaurants of El Cirkulo and Milky way fame. It's located at the ground floor of the Milky Way building on Pasay road.
The interiors are very Thai/Asian and quite lovely. Though we ate there during lunch, the restaurant is quite dim as they used mood lighting.



Lovely chandelier

The food at Azuthai is the most authentic that hubby and I have tried so far in Manila. Hubby spent 9 months in Bangkok and can eat the really spicy stuff with ease. However, I can only go up to medium spicy level. The nice thing about Azuthai is that the waiter will always ask you what kind of spice level you would like your food to be. If you really …