Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Product Empties #24 : My Lucky Seven

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Let me introduce you to my Product Empties Series. It's the 24th one already and let's get cracking.

My Product Empties # 24 : My Lucky Seven
1. Sanicare Cleansing Wipes
These cleansing wipes are gentle, alcohol-free, lightly-scented with Eucalyptus and safe for children too. They feel very soft and have this cloth-like texture for that thorough cleansing.  One pack contains 80 sheets.

VERDICT: An absolute winner. This really is very reliable and travel-friendly. The price point is also another advantage. A must buy for everybody.


2. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in Rich Ruby
I like how creamy and smooth this feels on the lips. A good lip color for everyday use and can be worn during date nights too. 


VERDICT: This is another favorite here in this list. Nice color pay off and makes you look more put together. A good lipstick to try.


3. Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen
It's a tinted sunscreen that has a medium to deep shade. It's very lightweight and easy to use. I've reviewed this product before so you can check HERE for more details.

VERDICT: A good product to try. It's a sunscreen and a good foundation all in one tube. 


4. Colour Collection All Day Wear Lengthening Mascara
It is designed to define and extend the lashes making them look full. It also claims to be waterproof.

VERDICT:  I think I'll pass on buying this one again. Yes, it's waterproof but I noticed some fall outs throughout the day. One good thing though is that it really makes my lashes thick in one coat. :)


5. Real Skin Healthy Vinegar Skin Toner in Makgeoli
It's a healthy vinegar skin toner that has makgeoli. This ingredient mainly helps to brighten and nourish the skin making it clearer and better. More information about this product can be seen HERE from my previous post.

VERDICT: For its price point, it's a yes. Though the effects don't happen overnight, I really seem them coming after 1 week of using it. I will definitely repurchase this soon.


6. Miracle Fit Essence Concealer by Secret Key
It claims to cover blemishes and give the skin a healthy look. It does have SPF 30++ . It also has green tea extract and green tea seed oil to promote hydration and moisture. More swatches and photos can be seen HERE



VERDICT: It's a good steal. I used this as my trusted base replacing my foundation during the hot summer days and it did perform well. I will hoard this one again for sure. 

7. Milky Dress Wrinkle and Whitening Eye Cream
It's an eye cream that targets 2 main points. It claims to whiten the under eye area and help with the wrinkle care. I did review this product before and you can see it HERE

VERDICT: I'll pass this one for now. This eye cream is very much suitable for young skin.

That's a wrap for me. Thanks for  visiting this blog and hope you find this helpful. Let me know if you've used some of the products that I've mentioned about. As I always say, take care and let's continue to discover new and good skin care products.
--- Belle

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

My Love Affair with Ilaputi

Yey, finally I get to try and experience this famous local restaurant again. How? I joined their recent contest on Facebook and luckily I did win. The heavens heard my wishes that I really wanted to dine there again. Happy dance for me. Now, let's me share my dining experience in 3, 2 and 1. 

What's it about?
Ilaputi is a well-known restaurant that serves Asian and fusion dishes superbly. They have a wide variety of dishes that fit all ages and preferences. Their dishes are known for their big portions. They are basically known for  The Stroganov.

Where is it located?
They are located at the Greenery, Pope John Paul II, Ave., Kasambagan, Cebu City.


The spread of our table :)


Dragon Chop costs P348. It's a pan seared garlic vinegar pork chop drizzled with yogurt. It is served with buttered garlic and raisin fried rice and mango chutney.

Bibimbap costs P348. This  has beef, carrots, mushrooms, fresh greens and gojujang fried rice with pan fried egg for the win.

Left - It's called Recover drink with cucumber, pineapple, ginger and lemongrass. It costs P140
Right- It's called Cool as Cucumber. It has mint and calamansi in it too. It also costs P140.

Happy tummies indeed ( photo not taken at Ilaputi)

A random shot of the place

A glimpse of their kitchen

PRICE
: It's quite affordable. Probably it will cost P750 + for 2 people.


TASTE AND FLAVOR: Just magnificent. I like that simple touch of garnish and presentation they do in every single dish. 

QUALITY OF THE FOODS: I'd say it's awesome. Though the price is quite out there, the quality is really worth it. Fresh ingredients and just the right balance of everything I believe.

Overall Thoughts
Well, I am totally satisfied with my dining experience there. Opps, my happy tummy also agrees with me absolutely. As expected, the place doesn't disappoint as we loved every single bite of our foods.  A good place to enjoy, relax and eat good comfort foods that will take you to a next level of happiness. 

Will I come back?
Oh yes absolutely. I can't wait to try their other dishes there. 

That's it for me. Thanks for joining me in my food hunting today. Hope you find this helpful. Once again, let's continue to hunt for good foods. See you next time in my food adventure.
--- Belle

Friday, June 8, 2018

World Food Expo 2018 + A Random Vlog

Good day! Today, I have here a recent event that I've attended. It's the famous World Food Expo that always happens in Cebu every year. Yes, you heard it right. It's just only once a year so I  always have to be there once I have the chance. Let's go and get this started.

What's it about?
WOFEX is a World Food Expo that is a trade show that's basically dedicated to the food service industry. It was held last April 12th to 14th at SM City Trade Hall of SM City Cebu. This year, they have a baking series, food service series, food creative series and self development tracks. It's a good venue to learn something and be immersed with the food industry I believe.

My Random Vlog : WOFEX 2018

My Top 5 Random Finds There
1. Poland's Hopia 
Name it and they have basically all kinds of flavors available

2. Euro Spice
They sell pre-packed spices to make burgers, sausages and other meat products.  Definitely cooking made easy when you have their products.

3. Nature's Own ( A Malaysian Brand)
They sell organic instant brown rice cereal drink that contains good ingredients for the body for that added boost of energy. They have also another selection of cereal drink that has green algae. 

4. A random beverage shop
They sell many tea and coffee selections there. I got their Dilma tea chamomile and it's really good to drink before sleeping.

5. Random stores that sell potato fries, mozarella sticks and other easy to fry potato products
Yes to this. They are instant snacks and a much cheaper way since you can have them at home. People of all ages like them a lot I'm sure. Also, buy them on the last day since they offer 50% on most of their products. :)

That's a wrap. Hope you enjoyed this one. Once again, always be on the look out for new and interesting events. See you there and let's continue to explore and learn something new each time.
--- Belle