Saturday, March 16, 2013

Amethyst Ablaze

My first ever purple lipstick and hope would not be the last! I bought this at Robinson's Galeria Department Store after a short visit at Gold's gym. This is the Maybelline Color Sensational Jewels Lip Color - 591 Amethyst Ablaze with SPF 15 for sun protection. Check it out!


Amethyst Blaze has a Mauvish Purple shade and it was said to be made especially for Indians. But of course, anyone who loves dark shades can wear it as long as you are confident enough to do so. I say it would take a lot of guts to wear this dark shade on your lips!

The packaging!

I love it's pink plastic bullet cap which has a prismatic effect and of course what's inside it - the dark shade of violet! It is creamy and a bit glossy on the lips and can stay for almost 4 hours, and still looks purplish once it has faded.  It has a spiral shiny surface with the usual silver holder which looks really gorgeous. 

According to the product, the illuminated color came only from deep jewelucent pigments and it has a creamier feel only from nourishing honey nectar. They also has a captivating jewel collection in 8 deeply provocative shades which you may also wanted to check out!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lucky Meylin Food Ventures

Lucky Meylin Food Ventures
4th Floor Atrium, SM Megamall
Mandaluyong, PI

Daddy and I work in the city while our kids stay at home in the province with their Mama Lola (Grandma). We only have a chance to see them every weekend since that was our day off. So we make sure to spend quality time with them by hanging or eating out. 

Pakz heard this cool place which serves tasty seafood canton. Since the kids love seafood and noodles, we decided to check it out.

Meylin is a Filipino-Chinese restaurant which is famous for their hand-pulled noodles. Now that's something interesting!

The first thing that you will notice once you enter the place is the little teapot on the table. They serve free hot tea, which is sweet and mild to my taste. The place is cozy and the staffs are friendly.

So we ordered the famous Seafood Canton which was served in a big plate. It was seasoned with veggies, shrimp, tulya (clam), squidballs and crabsticks. Really savory!

seafood canton @ 190 php

This 3-cups squid has a distinctive taste, served with a slightly thick sauce. It was very nice and well-seasoned.

3 cups Squid  @240 php

Halaan (Clam) Soup  is one of their best sellers. For all seafood lovers, you wouldn't want to miss this dish. It has a sweet and mild taste. It looks simple but of course, it's healthy! Sunburst, who was a picky eater indulged on this soup and ate almost all the clams.
Halaan Soup @ 70php

The satisfied picky eater!
Sunburst and Pakz

Homemade Spicy Penne Pasta in Fresh Tomato Sauce

I was in my elementary years when I first learned how to cook spaghetti in red sauce. And my dull memory tells me that the pasta was a disaster! It was a school project and I cooked it with my classmates. Since it's really a shame for a mom to be ignorant in cooking, well i tried a little experiment on my own. Hubby only eats spicy pasta, and I know I love pasta when I was in college. But I wanna try something healthy without compromising the taste. So I came up with these ingredients:

Penne Rigate, whole wheat
Fresh Tomatoes
Tomato Paste
Olive Oil
Pepper, Salt and Dry Basil
Ground Red Pepper

First cook the Penne in a large pot filled with water. Add salt to make it taste better. Stir and stir to prevent the pasta from sticking together. Cook until al dente.

For the sauce, cook the shrimp first for around 3 minutes or until it turns pink. Set aside.
Saute a lot of garlic, basil and pepper in olive oil. 
Add tomato sauce and tomato paste,and wait till the sauce is slightly thick. 
Put a lot of red pepper for a more spicy taste! :)
Add the shrimp, some basil and simmer for a few more minutes till all the flavors blend well.

Sauce- the end result

 And the end result is not bad for a first-timer! Well at least my husband said it was simply delicious.

Penne Pasta in Fresh Tomato Sauce

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Little Tokyo Part 2

Working in a BPO industry with different schedules, my husband and I have seldom time for each other. I work in graveyard shift and he works 5 in the morning. But no matter how busy we are we have to make sure that we have time for each other. So we had a little date again at Little Tokyo and I got to try my favorite plum wine! I really love this wine.

plum wine and flavored drink

And yes! I'm crazy over Hana's takoyaki and they got the best in town! Filled with octopus, nori, mayonaise and fish flakes, these six giant takoyaki balls are really great and would make one's tummy full in a minute. I can only eat 2-3 takoyaki balls, that's how heavy it is.

The next one that we ordered was this amazing Tuna Maki. I'm not good in eating fresh tuna but this maki nailed it! Just a little slice of tuna was wrapped in seaweed and topped with mayanoise. It's simplicity makes it one of Hana's best seller! 
Tuna Maki

Of course what's the point of eating in a Japanese restaurant without ordering a noodle soup. This wonderful soup was seasoned with meat, egg and vegetables.I love it's very light but salty taste.One serving was enough for me and hubby.

Miso Soup

plum wine, flavored beer, takoyaki, miso soup

For all those Japanese cuisine lovers, don't miss this little place in Little Tokyo. Best to go in the evening the ambiance is really cozy and cool. This place is located at 2277 Pasong Tamo, Corner Amorsolo Street, MakatiSee you there!

hubby and me @ Lil Tokyo

meh....hehe! cool place

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Grendha Ivete

Grendha Ivete- Wedge
This is my first pair of Grendha Sandals bought at SM Ayala Department Store. Almost every lady in town wants a pair of Grendha nowadays.


Maybe because it's fashionable, feminine, chic, sexy and durable. It's a bit expensive for those who have a tight budget, but it's better to buy something that would last for a long time than to buy a couple of stuffs that you could only wear briefly. 

I normally wear flat shoes/sandals but this wedge got my attention. It has a very comfy strap and it didn't hurt a bit so it's okay to wear them for a couple of hours. 

Grendha shoes/sandals are made from Brazil but they are now widely distributed here in the Philippines. You would normally see them at SM Department stores or at Shoe Salon. For a complete list of their products and stores, you can check out their facebook account at Grendha Philippines or you can visit their website at I'm definitely a follower, and I'm hoping to buy a new pair!

Couple Stuffs

This is just for fun. Here's a few collection of our couple stuffs. Check them out!

Black for Him and White for me :)
Sophie Couple Watch

Gray for Him, Blue for Me
Jansport Bag

Black for Him and Red for Me
Converse Classic

Of course the one with the purple was mine :)
Converse Gray, White and Purple

Perfect Gifts from Sophie Martin

My hubby surprised me with this black leather line shoulder from Sophie Martin. He bought this cool bag even there was no occasion at all. Rarely that I get surprises from dear husband, so i really love it.

Bag Violette - Sophie Martin Paris; Price: ₱1,160
Size: 44x13x29cm | Ref. LL326

I can go from casual to corporate in an instant with this bag. This Violette Sophie shoulder bag comprises of one main zip closure and an inner zip pocket with a cellphone pocket inside. I fell in love with it instantly since the recent Reebok bag that I bought is already torn. This one is definitely durable.

Another surprise from Dad after a few months! He’s been saying that he wanted me to have a white wristwatch and so  he ordered this couple watch from Sophie.

This couple watch has a silver round alloy case.

The men’s watch comes with 1.6” dial and black polyurethane strap with length of 6.7”-8.3”.

For Him

The ladies watch comes with 1.2” dial and white polyurethane strap with length of 6.3”-7.5”.