• review,  self,  wellness

    Van Gogh Is Bipolar | My First Dining Experience

    It’s been months since I wanted to check out this particular restaurant. I read what few reviews I could find online, checked out photos on Instagram, and bombarded Jec with questions. I was convinced that I was gonna love it nevertheless. The reviews online were enough to make me want to go there ASAP. Finally, I got enough moolah to spend on a fancy dinner so I made a reservation and finally, a week ago (October 15, 2017), Jec and I went to Van Gogh is Bipolar along Maginhawa St. in QC. 

  • lifestyle,  review

    The Woodman’s Head | Restaurant + Food Review

    It seems like I’m making a habit of reviewing all the restaurants/bars I’m going to recently, but it’s also a great way to challenge myself in writing something that’s not my forte. So without further ado, I give you another restaurant/bar review! A week ago, We Are Choosy Beggars held a gig in The Woodman’s Head. It’s a somewhat swanky bar in the stretch of P. Burgos in Makati City. I’ll have to admit – my first impression when I went inside was that it was a little intimidating. I guess it was because it’s not my crowd, but the longer I stayed there, the more I felt in place.

  • food,  lifestyle,  review

    DANS Restobar | Restaurant + Food Review

    DANS Restobar is an isolated restaurant and bar in the stretch of Shaw Boulevard that you’d never expect to love but will. It’s best to go there via car but if you’re commuting, it’s a walkable distance from Starmall. From the pictures, it looks like a huge bar that can house a good capacity of customers, but in the flesh, it’s more intimate and compressed – not that it’s an issue, though! 

  • beauty,  product review,  review

    Maybelline Inti-Matte Nude Lipsticks | Swatch + Review

    For a whole week, I longed for Maybelline Inti-Matte Nude Lipsticks. I kept stopping myself because I recently did a makeup inventory and saw the tubes I have yet to finish. But alas, I gave in. And it was the best decision I ever made. The lipsticks were so good!  Disclaimer: This is my last lipstick hoard for the year. If any of you finds me lingering in the beauty section of the department store, harshly drag me away. Thank you. 

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    beauty,  product review,  review

    BLK Cosmetics PH Lipsticks | Swatch + Review

    Oh, it’s a good year for cosmetics, that’s for sure. Women went crazy when Rihanna launched Fenty Beauty. Renown brands continue to collaborate with various celebrities and/or makeup artists. In the local scene, lipstick formula are improving and shades are expanding to give way to different skin tones.  To make things crazier, on September 20, 2017, Anne Curtis and her team officially launched BLK Cosmetics, the actress/host/model’s very own line of PETA-approved and cruelty-free makeup for uncomplicated beauty, as its tagline suggests. Of course, I was one of the many who went gaga over this new makeup line.

  • bae recommends,  places,  review

    Bae Recommends: Kantina Sabel

    I would say this blog post is a bit of a restaurant review, but not entirely. I just want to share how I found the place because I personally believe it’s worth a visit especially if you’re just around the area. If you’re not, then at least you know a restaurant like this exists, right? Ain’t such a bad idea!  Also, I had a hard time finding blog reviews so I decided to write my own. 😀 A few weeks ago, Jec and Ellie (his colleague) had their first gig as (We Are) Choosy Beggars at Kantina Sabel in Bocobo St., Ermita. You’d think Kalaw Ave. is such a lonesome…

  • beauty,  Blog work,  makeup,  review,  skincare,  sponsored

    My July BeautyMNL Haul

    “You should be spending as much time doing your skincare routine as you would do your makeup.” I don’t know who said that or if that’s a real quote, but I read that somewhere. Anyway, let me tell you something about myself. I love makeup. I love playing with makeup. I love discovering the different ways that I can experiment with colors while making myself look pretty. Men will never get it, but I’m sure some of us consider makeup as art.