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Friday, March 15, 2013
( Trivia: Licorice root extracts are from the Licorice plant, a legume that is found in southern Europe and some parts of Asia; they are known to inhibit melanin production and have now become a popular component in the design of skin-whitening agents.)
So now, without much ado, I am presenting the basic LicoWhite skincare set from Godiva: Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Facial Toner, Whitening Lotion, Facial Cream, Facial Wash and Whitening Clear Soap.
|The Godiva LicoWhite Skin Care Products: Definitely a must-try!|
I have tried these samples and I specially like the toner, lotion and deodorant. The fragrance of Licorice gives my skin a clean feeling. The lotion moisturizes without feeling greasy while the toner is certainly is a good way to refresh and tone my face before putting on moisturizer or facial cream.
|clean silky feeling with Godiva Whitening lotion, without the greasy after-feel|
|effectively tones and refreshes before you apply your moisturizer or facial cream|
Also, the deodorant gets you covered throughout the day and it doesn’t have that sticky feel as well. I definitely recommend these to girls (boys can use this too!) who have sensitive skin.
|I love how it gets me through an active day!|
What more, these items are priced affordably between Php 60 to P150 pesos each, making it easier to include them to your daily beauty regimen.
If I where you, go and hoard these must-have skin care products NOW!!
For further information, visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/GodivaNaturalSkinCare
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
|Lachi’s Key Lime Pie : Something new for the sugar foodies!!|
I am an egg pie/egg tart foodie. I was a able to sample, eat ( and gobble!) egg pies from different pastry shops here in Davao. But I am not going to talk about it today, it’s about its equally mouth-watering but distinctively delightful cousin, the Key Lime Pie. Sounds a bit sour, eh? Actually, I have never tasted lemon pies so this is something new to me.
My ‘relationship’ with this dessert started last week when my good friend Ron had to come by to deliver an invitation for his baby’s christening. I took advantage of his perky self when he called, and kinda made lambing to bring me some merienda (snack) treat. Though I didn’t expect he would take it seriously, I was happy as a lark when he handed me a boxful of treat. When I opened the box, at first I thought they were egg pies so I hastily grabbed a bite. If you’re used to eating uber-rich and extra sweet pies, the hint of lime which gives it a sharp flavor will sure to give your face a funny expression. I had to pause for awhile after that first bite to let the taste sink in my palate. Hmm, this is indeed sour. But guess what, after a few seconds, I was craving for another bite, then third, then some more until I finished off one piece.
I don’t know, but once you’ve tasted it, you’d keep wanting for more, maybe because it has just the right amount of sweetness unlike the other pies we loved and knew, which would usually make us tummy-sick if we ‘excessively’ eat them. That feeling. However, I suggest not to eat this on an empty stomach, since lime has acidic properties. You might hear your tummy grumble, if you don’t.
I love its flavorful crust as much as I love the sourish creamy filling, giving zing to the pie’s distinct character.
Now, if you are wondering where Ron bought this must-eat heaven of a dessert, head over to Lachi’s, the famous home of Sans Rival in Davao. It is priced reasonably at P45 a piece. Affordable, isn’t it?
To contact Lachi’s, like their Facebook page here.
Ruby Street, Marfori Heights, 8000 Davao City
Contact # – (082) 224 5552
Sunday, February 10, 2013
|Reunited with the wedge!|
I am barely five feet tall. Of course I would often say that I’m 5 feet when asked casually, knowing that 4’11” is just an inch away from 5 ft anyways. (And, my grade school Math teacher used to say I can round off numbers, you know).
Aside from the experience of wearing high heeled shoes during rare events such as proms and my very own wedding, I only got to wear them longer than a year when Havaianas wedges were popular years ago. We partied ways because hubby says it looks weird on me and he’s kinda not trusting the way I walk. He says I walk so carelessly, not looking straight to where I am headed, and I could stumble and hurt myself any minute just by looking at me. From then on I shied away from heeled shoes. Besides, I love flats. They are comfy and carefree like that.
Then one funny thing happened a week ago. I was in a bloggers’ event for a beauty brand in a mall, and we (me and my fellow bloggers) posed for a group shot. I stood on the second row, tipped my toes to give the illusion that I’m not that short, even just in that photo. When I saw the photo on Facebook the following day, I don’t know (in funny kind of way) if I should laugh or feel sorry for myself because only the tip of my head were showing in the picture!! Ugh.
At my age, there is no way I am getting taller than my current height even if I take a hundred of capsules of growth vitamins or eat loads of calcium-rich food. And so, I said to myself, this is it. I am giving myself a second chance to wear these toe-constricting, blister-machine called heels and wedges.
The universe was somewhat conspiring with me because shopping malls were on having a sale. After trying on a few, I finally got myself a nice and comfy wedge made by Chelsea ( free endorsement!), which is neither too high or too low. Just enough . And it is priced reasonably too at around 800 pesos.
I know that it is perfect because it is not too heavy on my feet and mind you, I have zero blisters from the day I bought it a week ago till now. Plus, I look taller, yay! My daughter jokingly told me that I look somewhat different, she would sometimes mistake me for someone else. Hubby also says that, with the new wedge, I now walk like a lady. Hmmmm. Is that a good thing? Of course, it is!
Well, that is just about my little happy ending in the footsie department. And as they say, a girl couldn’t own enough shoes, chances are, I might be getting another pair of wedge soon.
How about you, have you rediscovered something, lately? Share!
Trivia: A Wedge heel is defined as the heel which is an extension of a shoe’s sole.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
|The “King And I” with his children|
For tickets and reservations, please contact Musikademy via their Facebook page here or thru the following information ;
Unit 209 McPod, MacArthur Highway, Matina, 8000 Davao City
Phone(082) 297 4542
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
|Ryan sharing his expertise on make-up basics|
|Noeh giving us winning tips on make-up application|
|NYX Cosmetics, one of the brands Ryan and Noeh introduced to us|
|Tools of the trade|
|Me and my co-bloggers looking pretty **wink** after the workshop with Ryan and Noeh 🙂|
And for you beauties (as Noeh and Ryan would lovingly say) who want to know more about make-up basics too, fret not, they are holding another session next month. Check the details below:
The Basic Personal Make Up Workshop Batch 2 By Ryan Wong And Noeh Jani
Date: December 01, 2012 (10am-4pm)
Venue: H. Out Of Date Clothing Boutique, (beside The Brewery) Bo. Obrero Davao City
Call/Text: 09232260518 / 09267106956 for more info.
You can also visit them here:
Friday, October 26, 2012
|Their warm cozy branch in Davao City|
|Inverted reflection of their glass wall|
|My favorite, Kopi Bun. The others are simply whatever.|
|yummy boneless Bangus, tomatoes, rice, sweet turon and boiled egg all for less than a hundred bucks burp!!!|
|The Corned beef set ( not the commercially sold one from the can, read: it’s a must-try!)|
|the colorful tote of my friend Lovely, who by the way took the meal photos (note: not part of the menu, just caught my eyes for a blogworthy shot). Check out her blog @ Journeys and Jot Downs|
For queries and information, contact:
Friday, October 5, 2012
Buda, a name coined from the words Bukidnon and Davao, is located at the edge of Davao City (approximately more than 60 kilometers from Davao), hence, it is the border before reaching the province of Bukidnon in Northern part of Mindanao, Philippines.
|On the road, passing through Marilog District|
|Mikkie and her Tita Maricris at the doorstep of this quaint little restaurant and garden, Nowhere Diner and Cafe & Wildberry Gardens|
|Poinsettias!!!! Simply Christmassy|
|Flowers grow abundantly in bright colors, thanks to Buda’s rich and healthy soils|
|Wildberries nestled on the comfort of a tree branch|
|lush greens and herbs blend with the cool scent of pine trees|
|Praire cabins for those who wish to enjoy the place for a day or two|
|with my D13 friends inside Nowhere Cafe’s mini-bar cum coffee nook|
And yeah, camera is indispensable, it is a must to take shots especially inside the cafe where the lights and vintage collection (from the owners’ various travels abroad) are perfect for an unforgettable album. Special credits for my little Mikaela, she took all the shots of flowers in this post.
For reservations and advanced food orders, call the owners Ma’am Thelma or Sir Jimmy @ 0916-4755-684.
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