Showing posts from October, 2010

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 …