May 31, 2016

Sunday Date Outfit

The Bohemian Doll
Sandals from Michaela; Dress from Divisoria; Choker necklace from a bazaar in Festival Mall 

I had plans to go to the May 27-29 Trendsetter's Bazaar ever since the previous one (which was last April 15-17) ended and I got my hands on 2 sheets of coupons for the next one. Unfortunately, I also found out the night before- from a YouTube movie trailer ad- that the movie Warcraft was already being shown in theatres and I excitedly relayed this info to my husband who was kind of a fan. Anyhow, to make a long story short, he made me choose between going to the Trendsetter's Bazaar (which I have waited a month for) and watching the Warcraft movie. 

For some reason, which I slightly regret, we ended up in Glorietta to watch the Warcraft movie and then I had a look at the makeup section of the SM Department Store to make up for not being at the Trendsetter's Bazaar. We had a box of Yellow Cab pizza delivered to us when we got back home and somehow that made everything a little bit better. 

May 20, 2016

Foodie Friday: Simply Pastries by Sidney

It was my husband's birthday last May 12 and I've been ordering his birthday cakes from Simply Pastries by Sidney since last year (which was our first year together). Usually people would just buy a cake from a bakeshop like Red Ribbon or Goldilocks, but I wanted his birthday cake to be a bit more special, and the cakes Sidney Bascon makes look and taste exquisite. 

Last year, I ordered the Jack Daniel's cake for my husband's (then boyfriend) birthday and this year, we opted for the Chocolate Treat cake. 

The Jack Daniel's cake last year was sweet and at the same time, you can definitely taste the Jack Daniel's in it. While we enjoyed that particular cake, we couldn't devour the whole thing immediately (you're probably thinking, who devours a whole cake in a day or two?! Trust me when I say both my husband and I can and do) since this is the type of cake you'd want to have after a scrumptious dinner and/or when you're in the mood for something sweet and alcoholic (which doesn't happen often with us). Thankfully, there was someone in their household (still do not know who up to this day) who was glad to consume practically the rest of the (more than) half-eaten cake. It would have been a pity to see it last for a week in the refrigerator. 

Jack Daniels
Taken from my Instagram account as I forgot to take proper pictures before digging in

With the Chocolate Treat cake, it was all sweets packed with, obviously, various chocolate treats. One of the greatest thing about this is that you have the option to choose which chocolate treats you want your cake to be topped with. We had Snickers, Kitkats, Ferrero, Crunch, and even mini Oreo cookies on my husband's cake and we absolutely loved it! Especially me since I have a massive sweet tooth plus the fact that I have to have my chocolate fix everyday since the 6th month of my pregnancy. Even my brothers-in-law were pretty impressed with the cake and I guess it's safe to say that everybody who had a go at this Chocolate Treat cake enjoyed it. Ugh, just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I'm totally going to grab a chocolate bar in the fridge after this post. 

Chocolate Treat cake


It was also a pleasure ordering cakes from Sidney because she's so pleasant, and the beautiful cakes she makes are worth their prices. I'm actually looking forward to ordering from her again. 

If you're interested in placing an order from Simply Pastries by Sidney, you can view her creations on her Instagram account here and contact her through the following details: 

Simply Pastries by Sidney

May 7, 2016

Beauty Review: Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Powder


Innisfree No Sebum Blur Powder

I have been reading a lot of good reviews about the Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Powder and as you know by now, I'm a fan of Korean beauty products and am always on the lookout for new and/or good stuff. I bought this one from BeautyMNL for Php 598 about a month ago (I know. This is a looong overdue post) and I definitely consider this as one of my best buys for this year. 

Innisfree

When this arrived on my doorstep (by the way, kudos to BeautyMNL for their fast delivery; it arrived the day after I made an order) I was a bit disappointed because it looked small for a Php 598 product, but then what can I do, right? 

It came with a powder puff and this is what it looks like when you take off the lid: 


Innisfree No Sebum Blur Powder

What I do when I use this product is tap the powder onto the inside of the lid (see photo above for example) and press the powder puff on it to get the product and then pat the puff on my face. I also tried using a powder brush with this one, but I find that when I tap out the powder onto the lid, not much comes out and so I feel like I'm not getting enough when I use a powder brush (did that make sense?) whereas when I use the powder puff, I feel like I'm actually getting the powder on my face. 

The first time I tried it on (which you will see in the video below), the time was around 1pm (1:30 maybe?) and I went about my day, doing house chores and meeting up with my brother at the mall, and not touching up. I almost forgot to film an update and only remembered around 9pm that I was doing a review. So yeah, after more than 7 hours, my face stayed surprisingly matte. I did notice a hint of shine on my nose bridge, but other than that, the rest stayed matte. 

Despite my initial disappointment at the size of the product, I am very impressed and satisfied with  the Innisfree No-Sebum Blur powder. I guess when you think about it, a little does go a long way with this one and it might even last me a long time so I think it's definitely worth it.