Sunday, June 24, 2012

An Early Dinner at The French Baker

Hey! I've been on a hiatus, I know. But I'm still on an adjusting period here, y'know. I got my very first local job. Local because I've already had clients from other parts of the world through the Internet.

Anyway, here's a post on our visit to The French Baker, a few weeks ago. :)

The French Baker

I remember that we weren't really hungry that time, but I really wanted to try The French Baker given that I won Php400-worth of GC's through their Facebook giveaway. Thank you The French Baker! :)

I've already tried their bread, who haven't really, but what I wanted to taste was the food on their menu. So, all the GCs went to eating at the their restaurant.

On the Table

I had Porkchop au Poivre, in English, Pepper porkchop. (Just googled that. LOL.) This one comes with soup. Anyway, the porkchop was really tender and the sweet sauce was just right, not too sweet for my liking. However, if I was hungry that time, I wouldn't really be full since they didn't serve really generous portions, but it was not really that small either.

Porkchop au Poivre (P228)

Boyfie, of course, had Beef Lasagna which looked oh-so-yummy that I really had to try it even if wouldn't share. LOL. And it really was yummy and cheesy.

Beef Lasagna (P155)

We both had rootbeer float. And we really enjoyed it along with their minty and lemony water. I didn't know what they put on that pitcher, but it was fresh, if I was to describe it. :)

Rootbeer Float (P78)

Me enjoying my rootbeer float. :D
The minty and lemony water -- refreshing!

And last but not the least, we also had an oh-so-yummy banana split which was good for 2. I really loved it, though right now, I'm craving for a banana split from Swensen's. And that'll be on another post. I'm going to visit  Swensen's again to have pictures. Heeheee. :D

Banana Split (P160 - good for two)


The French Baker serves good food, but they don't give generous shares. Big appetites will want more if you visit this restaurant. I mean, we know it because we're big eaters. LOL.

But really, it's a place I can recommend to someone who loves bread, pasta and pizza, and even main course meals since they have a variety on their menu. :)

Visit The French Baker at SM Megamall Bldg. B, UGF.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Birthday at The Old Spaghetti House

This is a long overdue post but here it is. Heehee. :D

I haven't told you yet, but April is my birth month. Yey! :) I'm another year older. :D

I actually celebrated my birthday at home with family and boyfie. My mom cooked the usual handa, spag and pansit. I also had ice cream and cake. Yey! :) Now, you know the usual scenario at home whenever I celebrate my birthday. LOL.

Anyway, I extended my birthday the next day with my friends and boyfie again. :D And really, thank you Bebe. I really am a spoiled girlfriend. :P

We went to The Old Spaghetti House at SM North EDSA. I hadn't tried this one yet, probably because I was not a pasta fan. But I'm a fan of my mom's spag. :D

First off, I really liked the ambiance of this place, the interiors and the fact that there were only a few people there considering that was a Sunday. And oh, it was also a WIFI-zone in there, but you have to ask for the password.

We didn't really manage to get pictures of the dishes we ordered...but we've got this. :)

Chicken Finger (P135)

We ordered Chicken Fingers first while waiting for our friends to come. We were already hungry that time. And when they came, they had a surprise birthday cake for me accompanied with a birthday song. Thank you girls! :D

My beautiful girlfriends! *wink wink*
While waiting for our food. XD

Skillet BBQ Porkchop was my order. I didn't want pasta because I had full of those from the day before. I guess, we can come back to try them some other time. But anyway, my order was their bestseller and I really liked it. I'll recommend it those hungry ones.

Skillet BBQ Porkchop (P175)

Boyfie ordered Pan Grilled Glaze Chicken. I remembered that I tried it, but I couldn't remember the taste. And I therefore conclude, that this dish is neither good nor bad.

Pan Grilled Glaze Chicken (P135)

Lastly, a friend and I shared a Chocolate Truffle Pie. And what more can I say, I'm a sucker for sweets and this one is really sweet and good. :)

Chocolate Truffle Pie (P125)


I find that The Old Spaghetti House is also a good place to have rice meals. I mean, though I haven't tasted their pasta yet, I'm sure it's good because that's their specialty. Plus, it's a budget-friendly restaurant. The food on their menu are affordable.

So, if you have friends who like pasta, and some friends who don't, The Old Spaghetti House is a good place to go. You can have a variety on your table.

On another note, I find service here so-so considering they charge a 10% service fee. There were only a few tables occupied that day but we had to ask twice or thrice before we were attended to. And I also noticed, that there were only one or two waiters there.

But overall, I recommend The Old Spaghetti House. I might go back some other time. :)


Though I was kind of still recovering from sickness that day, I had really enjoyed myself with their company that day. Sometimes, I just have to forget about all the worries, no? :)

Monday, April 09, 2012

Celeteque DermoScience Hydration Facial Moisturizer and Alcohol-Free Toner + Skin Care Tips

Hello ladies! :)

I know I promised to update this blog as often as possible, but I got sick with an illness that is really bad for a skin care fanatic like me, chickenpox. :( I wasn't even able to attend my graduation, though it was not like I wanted to attend in the first place because several unfortunate things happened to me, too. It was better not to post it here as it would have only gotten bad vibes. Oh well, life must still go on. And mind you, I had a great birthday, even though I had flu. (Yes, after the chickenpox episode, I got flu, talk about "lucky".)

So anyway, I want to review my favorite Celeteque DermoScience products. It really has made my face better, believe me!

Celeteque DermoScience Hydration Facial Moisturizer (with Triple Moisturizing System)

Celeteque DermoScience Hydration Facial Moisturizer

When I was searching for ways on how to make my skin better, I came across with the basic skin care regimen: cleanse, tone and moisturize. Before, I didn't bother following this, particularly the moisturizing part because I felt that I didn't need to because my skin was already oily.

But I soon learned that sebum was different from moisture. I read that moisturizing had several beneficial effects such as keeping your face oil-free (of which I was really surprised) and protecting your skin further against dirt.

However, there were several types of facial moisturizer. For someone with an oily skin type like me, you would need a water-based and oil-free moisturizer, since putting an oil-based moisturizer would tend to make your face oilier. At least, that was what I've found on my research.

So, there I went looking for products with these descriptions. Several beauty gurus on the net would suggest Celeteque. I went for it because aside from the fact that it fitted the description, it was right on my budget. I bought the travel pack first which contained sample sizes of facial cleanser, toner and moisturizer, and guess what, I was hooked. I bought it over and over again. And shortly after that, Celeteque DermoScience was introduced with improved products.

Ingredients (Click to enlarge the photo)


- Made my face smoother and had less pimples.

- Made my skin soft and supple.

- Keeps my skin moisturized.

- Water-based and oil-free.

- Non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free. Recommended for ladies with sensitive skin.

- Contains Aloe Vera extract which soothes the skin and provides best moisture.

- Can be used during day and night, even during hot summer days. Originally, I was only using this at night due to fear that my face might become excessively oily during the day. But I tried using it during the day too, and I was more than happy that I tried because my face became better. It even helped in applying makeup. However, note not to put too much during the day if your skin is already oily.

Directions for Use (Click to enlarge  photo)

- Non-greasy and easily absorbed by the skin.

- Shows manufacturing and expiry date both on the box and the bottle.

- Affordable at P127 for 50ml and P210 for 100ml.


- None for me. :)

Celeteque DermoScience Hydration Alcohol-free Toner

Celeteque DermoScience Hydration Alcohol-free Toner

Before, I used toner primarily to rid my skin of dirt. Sometimes, I used it before cleansing my face and most of the time without cleansing my face. I thought that was enough. How wrong I was, oh well.

But hey, I now know what it is for. Aside from removing excess sebum and dirt after washing your face, it is also used to shrink pores. It also preps the skin for moisturizing.

On my research back then, they say that an alcohol-free toner worked best for our skin because alcohol strips out moisture from our skin. In fact, according to sites, there are different types of toners. There are those face freshners, tonics and astringents. Freshners have the lowest content of alcohol and astringents with the highest content of alcohol.

But of course, for an oily skin type lady like me, little alcohol will help, but I still choose to use an alcohol-free toner. It is because we change skin types from time to time and depending on the season (particularly for ladies on countries with four seasons). If too much alcohol is used, not only sebum would be removed from the face, but also moisture. So ladies, be aware of what products you use on your face. :)


- Alcohol-free. Recommended for ladies with sensitive to dry skin.

- Removes dirt on my face thoroughly without drying the skin. However, note not to overdo it by applying the cotton ball or pad roughly on your face. Always use a light and gentle hand.

- Can be used day and night. But I only used it at night. Heehee.

Directions for Use

- Contains Witch Hazel Extract. This extract helps in drying zits up and soothing the skin. They say that it even helps in shrinking eyebags.


- Shows manufacturing and expiry date both on the box and the bottle.

- Affordable at P82 for 65ml and P129 for 125ml.


- I'm actually not sure if it helps in shrinking my pores, but then I'm not also sure that every toner is supposed to do that.

And there you are! If you are interested with Celeteque DermoScience products, try joining their current promo by using Skin Analyzer and knowing which products will work best on you on their website. For the promo mechanices, visit their Facebook page Celeteque.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Review: Ever Bilena ProLongWear Lipstick in Retro

As promised, I'll try to blog as often as I can. And here's another blog post from me. :)

Even if it's not summer, I love wearing orangey and peachy pink lippies. Probably, I have that notion that hot pink lippies only suit fair-skinned ladies. Oh well, it's not that I don't wear pink lippies, but I make sure that, somehow, I get to choose the right shade for me--one that has a warm tone to it.

Ever Bilena ProLongWear Lipstick

So, there I was in Watson's a long time ago and found myself looking at their lippies. And since I fancy orangey lippies, I got the Ever Bilena ProLongWear Lipstick in Retro. During that time, they got a promo called, "Show Me Your Lipstick". I just showed one lipstick of mine and I got the Retro for P120 instead of P155.



- It is not drying on my lips. You can surely wear without the need for lip balms.

- It does stay for hours, probably around five hours.

- It has nice color payoff, though not really great, I think. But for everyday use, this is surely my bet! :)

- It's affordable at only P155.

- It has no funny smell unlike my Nyx.

- It contains Vitamin E for that ultimate moisture.


- It is shimmery. I like matte more which is kind of contrary to the fact that I don't like drying lippies coz' my lips are already cracked and dry most of the time.


- It contains paraben, as most makeups do.

Swatches: (Please bear with my cracked lips and blurry photos. XD)

P. S.
Though it seems more peachy pink on the photos, Retro is more on the orangey side. :)


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