My sister’s graduation fell on the day before her birthday. So I thought to myself, “What better way to celebrate 2 momentous occasions in my sister’s life than to get her a Westlife cake,right?” Yep, perfect plan knowing how much of a fangirl baby sister is. Remember when I surprised her with tickets to the Westlife concert last time? Sure, I bought tickets a bit too late and ended up with General Patronage seats, but sister was still overly ecstatic. Thinking about that, I knew the cake was going to be a hit. Woot!
Luckily, our brother’s girlfriend Anj knew Kristina aka Sweet Cirque. Anj was raving about the red velvet cupcakes they had made for Mitzy’s debut… no questions asked, I felt Sweet Cirque was the one to help us with mission (not so) impossible.
True enough, I contacted Kristina and got prompt replies. She’s super friendly and easy to talk to. And as luck would have it, a Westlife girl herself! I felt super confident she was going to make JennyCat, my sister, very happy with her creation.
My sister was more than happy when she got her cake… So happy she cried! Mwahaha! High five to Kristina and her baking prowess!
That’s all for now. More photos to share when I find my card reader since I can’t transfer the pics from our Canon camera as of the moment.
However, please do contact Sweet Cirque for all your sweet tooth needs! My sibs and I promise you’re going to looove every extra calorie from Sweet Cirque. Really worth it! :p
For more info about Sweet Cirque, you can check the following:
Having problems deciding on dresses for your entourage? Fret no more! Why not consider Infinity Dresses? This way, you get a number of dress styles all from just one dress! Not only do you get your money’s worth, your bridal entourage can also wear the style that suits their body types best.No more stressing about those flabs since the infinity dress will surely have a style that can accentuate your best features and at the same time hide some of your flaws. Wouldn’t you agree that infinity dresses are definitely must-haves?
See! These dresses aren’t too bad for weddings, right?
To help you with your infinity dress hunting, I’ve contacted an infinity dress supplier from Cebu, Marilenn Ong. Based on my experience, she replies promptly and seems approachable.
Interested? Here are the rates.
|Two Tone Short||2000|
|Two Tone Long||3000|
As you can see, they offer 3 types of infinity dresses. Here are some photos to give you an idea how each style looks like.
According to Marilenn, you’ll get a free bandeau and how-to-wrap instructions for each dress that you order. She adds that they use two types of fabric — matte jersey (opaque) and crstal (shiny and sparkly). Both fabrics are stretch materials and you’re assured that they can and will hide some unwanted flabs (if any).
Worried about your motif? You shouldn’t be! Marilenn can send you swatches of their fabric colors after you send them pegs of your motif. You just need to cough up PhP 200.00. I say not bad… not bad at all!
Unfortunately, they don’t have offices in Manila. You can, however, have your infinity dresses shipped. According to Marilenn, shipping for entourage orders would cost about Php 600.00 toPhP 800.00.
Payment options: BDO direct deposit, GCash, and Paypal.
For more info, you can check their website: Marilenn Infinity Dress
Photo credits: Marilenn Infinity Dress website
As mentioned in an earlier post, I got myself a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas. I got it from NelsonKrx and I must say transaction went really smooth. You can read more about my NelsonKrx review if you follow the link.
Now it’s time for me to share how much I like the Kindle Paperwhite
Let’s start with the packaging. It comes in a black Amazon box. It really was just a simple packaging, but it looked sleek enough for me. Open the box and you’ll find something sleeker.
I am seriously in love with the matte finish at the back of the Paperwhite. Note, however, that it could get a bit smudgy. If you’re a bit OC like me, you’d like to wipe it off instantly. You’d do well to use wet wipes if you wish to remove the smudges easily. On the other hand, the smudge is actually bearable according to my siblings. The front side of the kindle is a bit glossier than the back. It’s got “Kindle” printed at the bottom and it works for me. I actually wanted to get a skin for my Paperwhite, but then I figured I didn’t want to cover the Kindle logo. Also, I intended to get a screen protector. However, the texture of the Kindle screen felt just like paper! I was afraid using a screen protector would compromise that texture.Instead, I just ended up using leather case to avoid getting the sides and the screen from getting scratched.
Now let’s hop on to the Kindle Paperwhite reading experience.
I’d say the Kindle Paperwhite is an effective device if you want to get into reading, or in my case want to get back to reading. Thanks to its built-in light and higher contrast and resolution, I’m able to read just before sleeping even with the bedroom lights turned off. Not only that, the Paperwhite, or Athena as I call her, doesn’t strain my eyes no matter how long I read. It’s really just like reading a paperback. Only this time, it comes in a lighter and slimmer package. Speaking of slimmer, it’s also one of the things I love about my Paperwhite. I can just slip it inside my bag without having to worry about space.
By the way… my brother, who doesn’t read as much as I do, borrows the Kindle from me. Actually, he’s even used it more than I have. Also, I was able to finish two books last Christmas break. Was also able to finish 4 books between January and February. See how effective a reading tool the Paperwhite is!
I also like how I can group books together in my Kindle. What I usually do is to make a folder and rename these folders to the authors’ names. Aside from that, I also make another folder and group books that belong to the same series together. Yeah, I’m OC that way! Haha!
Speaking of OC, don’t you just hate it when you fall asleep reading a paperback only to wake up in the morning that you weren’t able to bookmark? You’ll end up wasting precious minutes searching for that part of the book if you forgot what page you were at. However, this isn’t the case with the Paperwhite. You can fall asleep, wake up, and press the power button on your Paperwhite… Voila! Paperwhite leads you to the last page you were reading.
On a related note, the Paperwhite can save the last page you were at if you decide to read another book or in my case, if my siblings borrow the device to read books themselves. You simply press the Home icon and the reading gadget will automaticall do the bookmarking for you.
I have also heard about Whispersync. Amazon claims you can sync your reading progress between gadgets. I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m planning to see how it works one of these days.
Aside from the bookmark feature, I also love that I can adjust the font size and brightness of the screen. This is really helpful, especially since my sister and I are near-sighted and our brothers have 20-20 vision. A big enough font for the girls might be too big of a font for the brothers. Hence, the ability to adjust the font size is something my sibs and I appreciate.
Anyway, I think I’ve rambled on too much for today. I’ll have to end this post for now, but I’ll make sure to update it if I remember another feature that I like about my Paperwhite.
Time to do some more reading for today! Toodles!
Birthday Cake. Yes, I did get a brand that had my name on it. Talk about vanity at it's yummiest :))
I bought the Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara on a whim last December. I was actually just looking for cheaper mascara, but the sales attendant at Watson’s was able to convince me into buying said mascara. How did this happen? I have 3 reasons, actually.
The first is that the mascara in question is produced by Revlon. I figured it was going to do the job I wanted it to do. Next, the sales attendant mentioned that the Revlon will hold the curl up and that there would be no need to use an eyelash curler. Another reason I ended up buying the Revlon PhotorReady 3D Volume Mascara was that the sales attendant claimed that the mascara wouldn’t smudge even if the variant I was looking at was not waterproof. She was wearing contact lenses and claimed that she was using the mascara that instant. I believed her and that’s that. Kaching kaching. Goodbye PhP750.00.
So I went home and couldn’t wait to try it out the next day.
Monday came and I excitedly took a bath, donned on my work clothes, and then proceeded to curl my lashes with my Shiseido curler and put on the Revlon mascara. Yes, I used it even before I brushed my teeth. That’s how excited I was. Besides, the sales attendant said the mascara wouldn’t smudge, right?
Look at this mascara wand. It shows great promise, doesn’t it?
So there I was brushing on my tongue and started getting teary. The next thing I know I had black streaks under my eyes and my lashes were back to their stubborn curl-less state. I felt really bad that morning. Not even an hour into using the mascara and I was disappointed with it already. I thought I should have bought the waterproof variant, but it was out of stock. Thing is, the sales attendant shouldn’t have claimed that the mascara wouldn’t come off even if I get teary or place contact lens drops. Boo-hoo.
I waited for my eyes to dry and gave the mascara a second chance. Apparently, the curl wouldn’t hold even without getting teary. My lashes were stick-straight again in less than 2 hours. I think I applied about 3-4 strokes that time.
Not to be fazed, I tried it again the following day. I really wanted it to work out between me and the Revlon Photoready 3D Volume mascara. This time I used it after I have done brushing my teeth and using eye drops. I also used just 2 strokes of the mascara. I must say the curls looked more natural. It still added some extra volume to my lashes, but not too much—just the way I like it. It was able to hold the curl a bit longer than if I used more than 2 strokes. Unfortunately, it’s still not good enough for me. I was hoping it would stay curled the whole day.
As a compromise, I had to re-curl my lashes in the middle of the day. Doing so will make the curl stay on until I get home. So I guess the best way to use this mascara, at least in my situation, is to bring my curler with me the whole day. Not sure if you’re cool with that, but as much as I love my Shiseido eyelash curler, I don’t want to bring it with me every day.
Have you tried the Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara? How did you like it?
*Will try to post photos of how the mascara looks on my lashes when I’m not feeling shy. Haha!
As mentioned in an earlier post about the Lenovo p700, I got myself a new android phone. I also mentioned I’ll try to make a review of it. So now I’m going to try my hand at reviewing the Lenovo P700.
What do I like most about this phone? I found a couple of features worth mentioning.
This baby sports a 4-inch screen, 16 million color display, a resolution of 800 x 480 resolution, and an IPS-LCD capacitative multi-touchscreen. I heard this is similar to the specs of the iPhone. The screen size is perfect for browsing the internet and viewing photos. Although, I must admit the resolution could do a bit better. Take into consideration, however, that it’s pretty good for the PhP10,400 price tag I paid for it from Siena Mobile, Greenhills.
Connection: bluetooth, wifi, and portable WLAN hotspot
I mostly use the bluetooth function for sending photos from one phone to the other. Photo transfers are pretty fast between my Lenovo and Nokia phones. Wifi connection is pretty good, too. Just don’t forget to turn these functions off if you’re not using them. It’s a good way to save on battery.
I’ve tried using my Lenovo P700 phone as a portable wifi hotspot. It works only if I’m using a data connection. I tried turning the tethering feature on while I’m on wifi, but what happens is that the wifi from our router automatically gets turned off. With that said, though, connecting to this device as a portable wlan hotspot was fast. I suggest using your network’s internet connection promos though. Also, keep in mind that battery life will get drained pretty fast if you’ve got the tethering feature on.
This phone has a 5mp rear camera which takes pretty good photos, especially if you’ve got natural light. Thing is it lacks a flash so don’t expect nice photos when you’re taking shots in a dim area. The P700 also has a front-facing 1.3mp camera. I rarely use this though, but I’m guessing it can come pretty handy for video calls.
I downloaded Viber and WhatsApp. I daresay it helps save on load since you can send free messages over wifi connection.
So there we have it. Those are the usual things I use on my Lenovo phone.
I hope this post helps you somehow
I was browsing Twitter when I found out about Beauty Bar Philippines 2013 Blow-Out Sale
Prepare your wallets and head on to the nearest Beauty Bar branches to take advantage of the Beauty Bar Philippines 2013 Blow-Out Sale!
Metro Manila Branches:
1. Powerplant Mall, Rockwell: 898-2042, 898-2043
2. Greenbelt 5: 757-5028
3. Alabang Town Centre: 842-8350/842-8351
4. SM Mall of Asia: 556-0452
5. Shangri-La Plaza Mall: 632-7903
6. The Podium: 633-7808
7. Robinson’s Galleria: 633-3541
8. Eastwood Mall: 706-5067
9. Gateway: 911-4346
10. Trinoma North Mall: 901-5560
11. Robinson’s Place Midtown: 567-2326
12. Lucky Chinatown Mall: 621-1655
13. Bonifacio High Street: 511-8105
14. Robinson’s Magnolia
1. Ayala Center Cebu: (032) 234-1045
2. Marquee Mall, Angeles, Pampanga: (045) 304-0603
3. Paseo de Sta. Rosa Unit No. A8, Ground Floor, Paseo 4B – Paseo de Sta. Rosa
4. Cagayan De Oro LimKetKai Mall, Cagayan De Oro City
5. Abreeza Mall, Davao Ground Floor SSI Wing: (082) 321-6133
6. Subic G/F Harbor point Mall, Subic
You can also avail discounts on selected items from the Beauty Bar Philippines Online Store.
Promo runs from 15 January 1013 until 13 February 2013
Hope to bump into you at Beauty Bar!