The Medical Ci-TEA!

No, this post doesn’t have anything to do with The Medical City.  But with the milk tea craze we’re having right now wherein almost every word that ends with “ty” is replaced with its homophone “tea,” I say WHY NOT?! 😛

Anyway, this post is pretty much a “personal” one because my only goal’s to document TODAY and make it immortalized in this big, big, WORLD (wide web!  Haha!)

Today’s a one-of-a-kind day because it was one of those days wherein I had to go to work, do something in the morning, and once I was done with it, the rest of the day was ALL miiine!  I just had to go back to the office in the afternoon to log out, but whatever.  This happens once every three months.  Believe me.  Hahaha!

So today, I pretty much spent A LOT of time with my equally pretty girlfriends Val, Jaquie, and Jian. ♥♥♥

Having said that, lemme give you a rundown of MY day…

First, I ate breakfast at Banapple, Ayala Triangle Gardens with Val.

BLUE bloods!!! =))

At around 9am, some people were still just “starting” their days at work, but Val and I were finally done with what we had to do in the office. Hence, the first stop of our FREE day AND the most important meal of the day: BREAKFAST! 😉

Next, time for some girl bonding at Lunula Nail Salon & Day Spa, Paseo Center with Val and Jaquie.

Jaquie had the awesome-est shade of blue, while Val chose red. As for me, I went with the good ‘ol French!

LADIES, if you know California Nails & Day Spa, I suggest you also try Lunula Nail Salon & Day Spa for they actually have the same owner!  Aside from that, there’s no doubt that the girls and I truly enjoyed their services!  We’ll definitely be back. 😀

Last but not the least, it was time to have some Serenitea with Val and Jaquie (again), and then with Jian afterwards!!!

Serenitea, Greenbelt 3 is finally open!!!

First thing’s first.  YES, there’s finally a Serenitea branch at Greenbelt 3!!!  Unfortunately, they don’t serve snacks in this branch, so be prepared to go hungry.  (No chicken chops for you and me!  Boo!)  But still, Serenitea IS Serenitea.  So having their newest branch in the heart of the business district means yay for me, and yay for all milk tea addicts in Makati!!!  HA HA HA

And of course, JIAN!!!  My friend Jian and I haven’t seen each other in like a year and a half that’s why THIS DAY was a VERY SPECIAL one!  Of course we bonded over milk tea, chicken pops, onion rings, even chocolate-covered potato chips and all that junk! =))  Anyway, the reason why I don’t get to see Jian that often is because she’s very busy attending to her nursing duties — hence The Medical City.  Hehehe.  So there, you already know why that’s the title.

I’ve missed you so, J! 🙂

Or as Jian put it, The Medical Citea — in honor of one of the best drinks in the world!!!

xoxo,
The Lady 
🙂

A Beauty Affair To Remember

Last week, I was able to attend a bloggers event by Kanebo Cosmetics. 😀

the so-called VIP Beauty Affair 🙂

“LIKE” Kanebo PhilippinesFacebook page here.

Kanebo Cosmetics actually dates back in 1937.

“…The company entered the cosmetics industry in the following year [1937] and quickly grew to become Japan’s second largest manufacturer of cosmetics.  Kanebo Cosmetics products are now sold in 53 countries and regions around the world.

Kanebo Cosmetics spun off from Kanebo in 2004 as a company specialized exclusively in cosmetics.  In 2006, it came under the wing of the Kao Group, Japan’s largest manufacturer of household consumer goods…”  (To know more about Kanebo‘s Company Outline, click here.)

In fact, I remember that my mom used Kanebo waaay back when I was still a kid.  So yeah, you can say that it’s already a tried-and-tested brand for years — heck, even generations!  (Read: since the 1930’s.)

Anyway, Kanebo Philippines presented three product lines during the event: Impress, Kate, and Lunasol. ♥♥♥

I can say that Kate is more youth-oriented, while Lunasol is more high-end.

As for Impress, it “is a total anti-aging skincare product line for those who know the joy of keeping themselves refined.”  Obviously, it’s a skincare line — which was actually launched on the day of the event.

Here are some things from the press kit for me to share with you:

And can I just emphasize more on “KATE”?  As in Kate Beckinsale, Kate Winslet, and of course, KATE MIDDLETON!  Hahaha, just kidding!  But yes, KAAATE!  I already love the “name,” so having a whole makeup line named after it is just. plain. PERFECT!!!  At least for me, but you already know why.  Heehee. ♥

Kanebo Cosmetics’ KATE line 🙂

Of course cocktails were served, and I even gained a new friend — Poala!  Nice, huh?

a new-found friend + cocktails = awesome sauce! 🙂

And if that wasn’t enough, I got to bring home THESE:

Kikay stuff I brought home! Yay!!! 🙂

Aside from the name (haha!), I’m already loving the Kate blush (I got the RD-1) because it’s very compact!  It can easily fit into my bag and after months of searching for a new blush (yes, it’s been a long time coming), I think I finally found it — thanks to Kanebo‘s Kate line!

So a big THANK YOU to my friend Noriko Hanajima of Summit Media and Yannie Valencia of Kanebo Philippines for inviting me last week.  Looking forward to THE next event!  (Yes, there’s another one coming up!  Heehee.) 😉

Keep calm and (as Kanebo puts it) FEEL YOUR BEAUTY,
The Lady xoxo


To know more about Kanebo Philippines and where to buy their products,
click HERE.

Sweet Stuff ♥♥♥

Professor Utonium sure thought well when he decided to create the Powerpuff Girls with “sugar, spice, and everything nice!” 😀  But before I completely get carried away and take a very long trip down my childhood memory lane, I’ll stick to the first ingredient: SUGAR.  THAT and a spoonful of honey on the side, please!  Mix them together and you get one ♪ “Sugar, Oh Honey, Honey” singing ME! ♫  Hahaha, sabaaaw!

Forgive me.  It’s just that you know… tomorrow’s…  tomorrow’s…  wait, what IS tomorrow, anyway? 😉  Yeeaaah, let’s stop there alright for tomorrow’s A DAY THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED!  So enough with the bitterness and ON to some SWEETNESS!  Hahaha!

I’ve been planning to write this entry for weeksss now, and I guess it’s timely since tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day.  There, I said IT.  Not that I care, thank you very much. 😛  But seriously, if you’re looking for some SWEET STUFF to buy for and give to YOURSELF (you can give them to “others” too, but that’s completely optional!  HA HA HA), I’ve two recommendations:

THE BODY BAKERY

(photo courtesy of The Body Bakery)

Don’t let its name fool you!  The Body Bakery‘s actually a cosmetics line straight from the U.S. of A!  Luckily, it’s already available in the Philippines through this site.

Some of the things you can buy from The Body Bakery are their Lip Butter, Whipped Cream, and Body & Hair Icing.  I’ve been using their Lip Butter for almost a year now and I plan to be a loyal and VERY SATISFIED customer for as long as I can!  You see, aside from the fact that it really works, they also have a selection of oh-so-yummy flavors and scents!  Their best-seller’s the Wedding Cake variant, but my personal favorite’s Lavender Cream Puff! ♥

(photo courtesy of The Body Bakery)

(photo courtesy of The Body Bakery)

Again, trust me when I say that IT REALLY WORKS!!!  So if you happen to be in the search for the next best kikay thing, I say go give The Body Bakery a try!  Just a warning, though: try to resist eating their products because they may smell as good as freshly-baked pastries, but they’re NOT food!  At least not literally. 🙂

SOPHIE’S MOM

(photo courtesy of Sophie’s Mom)

Now, if you’re REALLY looking for “food,” then THIS is the part where I introduce to you Sophie’s Mom.  Let’s start with THESE:

Union Jack made of Nutella Mochi (photo courtesy of Sophie’s Mom)

Red Velvet Cupcakes topped with British flags made of Nutella Mochi (photo courtesy of Sophie’s Mom)

The pictures you just saw were some of Sophie’s Mom‘s creations for a London-themed party they served last year.  And dang, judging from what you just saw, you’ll already know that THIS is one very satisfied Lady!!! ♥

I’ve been reading about Sophie’s Mom for quite some time already that’s why one fateful sweldo day, I decided to treat myself to some of their delectable treats!  Yes, treat and treats.  Redundant, much?  =))  Anyway, their bakery is located in Makati but since I couldn’t go there directly (even though I also work in Makati!), I used the good ‘ol “delivery” method!  So what did I get?

I ordered:

– 1 piece each of Chocolate and Frozen Brazo Mochi Ice Cream;

– 2 pieces of Red Velvet Cupcakes (they’re homemade AND they’re topped with cream cheese!);

– 3 pieces of Nutella Mochi Truffles; and,

– 4 pieces of Stookies (they’re cookies stuffed with Oreo!)

Obviously, I tried all of their best-sellers BUT I won’t mind ordering their other products, too, the next time I have the chance!  And oh, I did NOT eat all those by myself ah!  Of course I shared them with some of my office friends, and I think they’ll also agree that Sophie’s Mom deserves a TWO-THUMBS UP from each and every one of us!  Okay, ako na ang defensive!  Rawr!!!

For more information (and better product photos!), you can check out Sophie’s Mom‘s
official site, Facebook page, and Twitter account.

So there, you’re already set for Valentine’s Day!!! 🙂

WAAIIIT…

…Valentine’s Day???  What the hell’s THAT?!

MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

NEED I SAY MOOORE? 😉

(photo courtesy of Accessorize Philippines)

Keep calm and have your sweet tooth on!
♥♥♥